If there were no monsters and no magic
What if Bella chose Jacob? Would she still get her happy ending?
1. Chapter 1
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“This is ridiculous,” I told myself walking through the dark house. “You are a werewolf, and you can not be afraid to answer the door in the middle of the night!”
Well, not exactly the middle of the night, in truth it was only midnight, but still.
Anyone knocking on my door these days was a surprise; most people couldn’t stand to be near me. Not that that bothered me, really. It was bad enough having everyone in my head all the time without them breathing down my neck, too.
The person at the door knocked again, a bit louder than before.
“I’m coming,” I muttered.
I’m going to kill whoever that is, I swear to God. I wonder which idiot decided to come here. Quil? Embry? Maybe Paul hadn’t learned his lesson the last time.
“This had better be good,” I growled, flinging the door open.
But it wasn’t any of the pack. It was Bella Swan – well, Bella Black now – with an oddly familiar look on her face.
“Leah, I’m sorry to bother you. I know it’s late,” she apologized at once. Same old Bella. It was hard to hate her because she was always way too nice to me, nicer than I deserved, that’s for sure.
I must have looked shocked because she continued. “I just… well,” but she was sobbing before she could finish the sentence.
“You can come in, I guess.” I said hesitantly.
“Okay,” Bella said in a small voice and followed me in.
“What’s wrong? Did something happen? Where’s Jake?” I asked without taking a breath. Even though Bella was polite to me, I knew she didn’t really like me. She was always much closer to Emily, so it only made sense that we didn’t talk much. Something must really be wrong for her to show up on my doorstep.
“I just didn’t know where else to go,” she said between sobs.
A sick feeling was beginning to grow in the pit of my stomach. This all seemed way too familiar to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on why.
I waited for her continue, trying to stop my hands from shaking.
“Bella?” I asked when she didn’t say anything for a few minutes.
“I just didn’t know where else to go,” she repeated. “I tried to go to Emily’s, but I just couldn’t. I know you don’t like me, Leah, but… you’re the only one who would understand,” and she was sobbing again.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I realized why the look on her face was so familiar to me. It was like I was looking into a mirror of my past.
A snarl – and then a crash – from upstairs broke the silence, but I wasn’t paying attention. I was trying to figure out the vision I’d just had.
“Alice?” Jasper whispered, nudging me.
I blinked a few times before responding. “Hm?”
“What did you see?” he asked.
“I’m not sure. It was a girl getting on an airplane.” I said, recalling the vision.
“Are you trying to be funny?” Edward roared as he ran down the stairs.
“Wait a minute!” I shrieked. “Not just any girl, it was Bella! I saw Bella!”
“How is that possible? I thought you couldn’t see her because she was with the wolf?” Jasper asked.
I stood up and pulled Jasper back. “Something must have changed, we should probably move; Edward’s about to break down the door.”
Sure enough, the door flew opened, hitting – and denting, I might add – the wall.
“Seriously, Edward, do you have to break the house? Some people can’t control their temper.” I said and smiled sweetly.
“You,” he sputtered, his ocher eyes turning black with fury. Even Jasper’s cloud of relaxation couldn’t calm him down.
“What’s the matter, Edward?” I asked widening my eyes innocently.
“Speaking of people controlling themselves, what did I tell you about your visions? I specifically asked you to stop looking for Bella!”
“You know she can’t always control what she sees,” Jasper said putting himself in between me and Edward. Like Edward would try anything! He wouldn’t be able to catch me even if he wanted to.
“What do you think it means?” Edward asked finally.
His phone buzzed before I could say anything, but he didn’t make a move to answer it.
“Well?” he asked me through clenched teeth.
“Aren’t you going to answer that?” Jasper asked.
I closed my eyes, and everything went black.
“I’m not sure what the vision means, but I think you should answer your phone.”
He grumbled as he pulled the phone out of his pocket. He glanced at the caller id with a surprised look on his face.
“What do you want?” he whispered just loud enough for the person on the other end to hear.