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My Beautiful Rescue

Summary:
Bella is the new girl in Forks. When a scare alerts her to some unexplainable activities, she doesn't know what to do. She soon finds herself in love with somebody who isn't exactly supposed to love her back. Bella/Carlisle


Notes:
This is Bella/Carlisle m'dears. Just throwing that out there. If you don't like it DO NOT read it. Really. I don't want one star reviews shouting "THIS IS GROSS"... and if I get them, I may be forced to throw on of my knight friends at your face. :D


14. What Happened?

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RENEE

I looked at the picture I had taken over and over again. I just didn't feel right about it. I had only known the Cullens for a short time, but there was something off-putting about them. I just knew that something wasn't right.

"So, they were driving to Seattle so Bella could go to a dance?" I asked Charlie. It was after I had shown the Cullens the picture I had found in the dirt, and even though the big one said he did it, I was still a little confused. Why was Bella holding hands with the doctor? Why was he even in the car in the first place?

"Yeah, one of the kids, Edward, asked her to go," replied Charlie. We were in the kitchen. He was sitting at the table, staring out the window. He hadn't eaten much.

In the picture, Bella wasn't holding hands with the one named Edward. Something wasn't right. For some reason, I just knew that there was more than met the eye here. This simple picture didn't make any sense to me.

I sat in the chair next to Charlie and took his hand. I needed him to answer my questions, and I needed him to focus. "Charlie, please tell me about that family," I asked. It came out a little more desperate than I meant it to, but there was hope budding in my head. I knew I shouldn't let it, but what else was I supposed to do? What if there was a chance that my Bella was alive? They never even found a body!

Charlie cleared his throat and his hand tightened around mine. "They're different. They're good people, but they're different. Esme and Carlisle had just gotten a divorce, before he… you know. Bella was new, and they made an effort to be her friend. Good people," he muttered before he stopped speaking again.

The doorbell rang and I got up to get it. Phil was still at the hotel. I told him I would rather talk to Charlie alone.

At the door was Billy Black. "Harry gave me some fish fry to drop by," said Billy quietly.

I nodded and invited him in. Billy gave it to Charlie, and I heard them exchange a few quiet words. A moment later, Billy returned. I hesitated before I asked him the same question I did Charlie.

"Billy, can you tell me anything about the Cullens?"

He frowned and seemed angry. "Renee, I do not like those… people," he almost seemed to snarl. "If I were you, I wouldn't go poking around there. They seem nice, but they are much different than we are. Just forget about them."

I nodded, unsure of what to say next. I didn't expect such a hatred for the Cullens. From what I had heard, they never got in anybody's way. This reaction was new, and it made me even more curious. Why did everyone think that the Cullens were different? I was going to figure it out.

I didn't let myself think about anything else. This mission I had set myself on distracted my from the sorrow. I knew I shouldn't let myself hope that maybe, just maybe, Bella wasn't dead. Maybe she was just being… held captive or something! A little better, anyway.

I showed Billy out and had made up my mind. I was going to go back there again, and I wasn't going to leave until I was satisfied.

"Charlie, there is food in the fridge. Please don't forget to eat," I said as I closed the front door behind me.

BELLA

When the doorbell rang for the second time that day, Carlisle frowned. "Edward," he called.

Edward was down the stairs a moment later. "It's Renee, and she thinks that we are hiding something."

"And here we go!" exclaimed Emmett. He threw me over his shoulder and ran into his room upstairs. "I'm on Bella guard duty, because I'm the strongest, you know."

"I have heard that about you," I murmured.

A moment later, Carlisle joined us. Technically, he was dead too. And I'm sure if Renee thought something strange was happening, seeing a corpse greet her at the door would not help the situation.

Edward answered the door, and I could hear everything happening downstairs. "Renee, it's nice to see you again. Please, come in."

"Thank you. I just have some questions that I need to ask because it just seems like a couple of things here don't make sense. I don't mean I'm blaming anyone, of course not. I'm just a little confused." That was Renee alright. A little scatterbrained.

"I'd be glad to answer any of your questions. Would you care for anything to drink? Please, sit down."

"No, no, that's okay. I just have that pict- oh!" she exclaimed. Suddenly, the smell of blood permeated the air. She must have cut herself while digging through her purse for something.

It turned out, it wasn't me that they had to be worried about.

"Jasper, no!" yelled Alice from the kitchen. In an instant, Emmett was gone. There was a crash downstairs, and I had no idea what was happening. Renee screamed and Jasper growled.

"Go!" shouted Edward. "Jasper, leave now!"

Carlisle was beside me, holding me back from the door. The blood wasn't even the main reason I wanted to go. I needed to see if everyone was alright. What if my mom had gotten hurt?

"Bella, no," said Carlisle quietly. "I can't let you go out there. You know why."

"What in the hell just happened?" shouted Renee. "I should have known that Billy was right. What is wrong with you people?"

Nobody downstairs said a word. I could only imagine what was going through Renee's head. A simple paper cut had thrown her whole world upside down. I didn't even know how scary that must have been, to see someone lunging at you, thirst in their eyes.

"Tell me what is going on right now! My husband is the sheriff, and he could be here in an instant if I called! What just happened? All I did was get a paper cut!" She sounded hysterical.

"Renee, I need you to calm down," said Edward quietly.

"Don't you dare tell me to calm down!" she yelled. "I just lost my daughter! Do you have any idea what that's like? And then I get here to this freak show, and I have half a mind to blame you monsters for murdering her!"

"We didn't murder her!" exclaimed Edward. "We saved her!"

"Oh no, how in the world did Bella get tangled up in a cult? She knows better than that! I thought I raised he to be a sel-"

Edward interrupted. "We are not a cult. We did not murder Bella. We saved her from being murdered."

Renee sighed, and in it you could hear all the tears that she had been holding back. "Where is she?" she whispered before breaking into quiet sobs.

I couldn't handle it. My mom was breaking apart and it was all my fault. I stopped struggling, and Carlisle took that as a sign to relax. I broke away easily, then, and ran down the stairs.

"Bella, no!" exclaimed Carlisle. He was too late. In seconds I was downstairs, in front of my mom.

She gasped. "Bella, I knew you were here! I knew you weren't gone, I could feel it!" She hugged my tightly. "But… you're so different. You're cold. What happened?" She stepped away and looked me up and down.

"Mom," I said, trying not to breathe. She smelled delicious and the thought made me sick. "I'm a vampire."