If there were no monsters and no magic
What if Bella chose Jacob? Would she still get her happy ending?
4. Chapter 4
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Edward snapped the phone shut and threw it across the room. It shattered against the wall. .
“So, she finally left the dog, huh?” Emmett laughed.
“It would appear that way, yes,” Edward said with a strained voice.
“I still can’t believe she actually did it. I mean, I knew Bella was strange – even for a human – but to marry a werewolf! Well, you know.” Emmett laughed again.
I didn’t need to be a mind reader to know Emmett was thinking something Edward didn’t like because Edward jumped on top of him and the two of them wrestled around on the floor until Rosalie came in the room and pulled Emmett off.
“Really, Edward, this is beyond ridiculous.” Rosalie said, but Edward continued to snarl and tried to grab Emmett again.
“So, she’s getting on a plane?” Emmett asked.
“Not anymore,” I murmured after a minute. “Now, she’s just sitting in the airport crying.”
“I’m sure she’s fine,” Jasper assured me pulling me close to him and kissing the top of my head.
“Do you see anything else?” Emmett asked.
“Does it matter?” Rosalie spit out. “It’s been nearly four years, and we can’t go through one day without hearing something about that girl. She ripped out Edward’s heart, left him at the altar for crying out loud!”
“Rose,” Carlisle said. He was standing outside the door giving her the look.
“You’re all insane, let’s go Emmett,” she said and practically pulled him out of the room.
“Hmm, that’s odd. Now, she’s at the doctor, or maybe it’s a hospital. I’m not sure. Now, she’s signing some papers. Now she’s… oh my.” I stopped and quickly cleared my head, but it was too late.
“What was that?” Edward growled.
“You saw as well as I did, Edward.” I said quietly. “It doesn’t look like she’s made a decision though. It keeps flickering.”
Edward just growled again. He’s always so cranky when he’s hungry. He’s an eternal sullen teenager.
“Alice,” he snarled.
“Well, what are you waiting for?” I asked him impatiently. “Hurry up and go hunt! You, too Emmett!”
“What’s going on?” Jasper asked.
“We’re going to get my sister!” I said with a triumphant smile on my face.
Edward still hadn’t moved, so I started to push him. “Come on! Let’s go!”
“I’m not going,” he glared at me.
I sighed. Why did he always have to make things so difficult? Oops, didn’t mean to think that. Now he’s positively fuming. Well, nothing I can do about that.
“You could mind your own business – for one,” he growled.
“I think – and correct me if I’m wrong – but my sister is my business.” I said with a pout.
“She is not your sister!” Rosalie shrieked from her bedroom.
“Well, Edward, what’s it going to be? Are you going to just sit there and wallow in the misery that is your life for a few more hours before you finally give in? Because it would be much easier if you would just give up and go hunt now, so we can go get Bella!”
“Fine,” he said and clenched his jaw. “But keep your thoughts to yourself.”
“Fine!” I said and ran for the stairs.
“Esme, I have the best news for you! I know what we can finally do with that extra room!” I called.
“ALICE!” Edward yelled.
Jasper and Carlisle exchanged a knowing look and both shook their heads and returned to their rooms.
It’s nearly noon the next day when I wake up. I could hear Bella getting sick in the bathroom again. She must have the flu or something because she’s been in and out of the bathroom all morning. I groaned as I got out of bed, hoping it wasn’t contagious. I did not want to spend the next two days throwing up.
“Well,” I told myself. “Today can’t be any worse than yesterday was.”
The council meeting was excruciating to say the least. I wasn’t able to escape without a lecture from Sam. He’d thrown an extra chorus of ‘your responsibility as a protector’ in for good measure.
Not to mention the fact that Jacob wouldn’t leave me alone. I told him if Bella wanted to talk to him, she would call him. And if she didn’t, well, who could really blame her?
The sun was shining for once. That should have been my first clue that today was going to be every bit as bad – if not worse – than yesterday. At least when it’s rainy and miserable outside, you expect the bad things. When the sun was bright and shiny, they always take you by surprise. It was sunny the day Sam had met Emily, and it was sunny the day he told me it was over. I was secretly happy that a sudden rainstorm hit on their wedding day, causing everyone to get wet since the ceremony was outside. Why should she get her perfect day if I was never going to get mine?
“Bella?” I called, knocking on the bathroom door. “You okay in there?”
“I’m fine,” she answered weakly.
“Do you have the flu or something? I can call my mom if you want. She’s a nurse.”
“No, that’s okay. I’m fine,” she assured me. I shrugged and went to get some lunch. I was glad she was here. It was nice to have someone to help break the monotony of the never-ending cycle of ‘sleep, eat, patrol’ that now ruled my life.
I was at the kitchen table eating when she finally came out of the bathroom.
“Hungry?” I asked and watched her as she turned practically turned green in front of me.
“No way,” she groaned. “I would just throw it right back up.”
“Well, stay away from me then. I don’t want to get sick.”
“So, you hate werewolves?” I asked, trying not to laugh. .
“Well, only the male ones,” she clarified.
“He had no right to say that to you, you know. About Edward.” I stammered. I didn’t want to upset her, but I felt like I should say something.
“I know,” she sighed. “He’s just jealous. We were probably doomed from the beginning anyways. If not this, it would have been something else. He’s never accepted that I loved him more. Even after all these years, he still doesn’t get it, and I don’t think he ever will.”
I wanted to tell her I know how it feels, but I don’t. I’ve only ever had one soul-mate, and even that isn’t the same thing. I can’t imagine having to choose just one – even if one of them is a leech. Now that I think about it, Bella is weird. A vampire and a werewolf! Can’t the girl just love a human?
“I’m going to leave in the morning.”
“Where will you go?”
“I’m not sure,” she said. “Maybe my mom’s down in Florida. It would be a nice change of scenery.”
Someone knocked on the door. I get up to answer it while Bella ran to the bathroom to get sick once again. It’s Sam.
“What do you want?” I asked him.
“Could I talk to Bella, please?”
“Come in,” I sighed. It’s not like I had any other choice. He could just make it an order if he wanted. “She’s in the bathroom; I think she has the flu or something.”
He walked in and closed the door behind him.
“This really isn’t your business, you know that right?” I said glaring at him.
“It’s not yours either, Leah,” he said.
“Yeah, well, her and I have to stick together,” I mumbled.
“Sam,” Bella said when she came back into the living room.
“Are you sure you don’t have the flu?” I asked her again. “You look terrible.”
“It’s not the flu,” she said, walking past us and sitting on the couch.
“You should go see the doctor,” Sam said.
Bella was obviously as annoyed with Sam as I was because she snapped back. “I’ve already done that, thanks.”
“What’d they say?”
“That it should stop a few weeks, probably,” she replied with a frown.
Both Sam and I looked at her with the same incredulous look on our faces.
“Bella, are you…” Sam started to ask, but she just shook her head.
“Oh my God, you are! You’re pregnant.” I shrieked before I could stop myself.
Bella glared at me. Then she turned to Sam before going to get her suitcase from the bedroom. “Thanks for stopping by, but if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to be late for my flight.”
“Does Jacob know?” Sam asked when she was back.
“I don’t think it’s really any of his business now,” she said and glared at him again.
“Bella, you have to tell him.” Sam insisted.
“No, I don’t Sam,” she said and slammed the door on her way out.
I should have just stayed in bed.