Last time, he had been there to save me. Now, no one was there. I was truly alone... Another accident occurs at Forks High School. Once again, Bella Swan is in harms way. This time, no vampire was there to help. She was on her own, and is now 'awakened' from the numbness. Can she handle what life has to throw at her now? I am working on this again! The next chapter should be up soon!
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16. Chapter 16
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It was nothing short of pure agony, having the stand there and pretend that I was some ignorant member of the guard that obeyed everything my superiors told me. I normally didn’t, going with I felt I should do. And now I had to fight every cell in me not to jump forward screaming ‘It’s me! I’m Bella!’
Instead, I stood there as pensively and still as I could. I wondered how the Cullens could have gotten here, and why they were even here in the first place. Did they return only because they knew I was gone? The pain that came with that thought was coupled by fierce denial. That wasn’t it at all.
Maybe Alice wanted to try and find out what had happened here. I knew she had cared for Charlie, and would have tried to visit his grave. She probably just dragged Edward and Emmett along with her, and Jasper came since she was his mate.
“Well, why are you four here? I thought the Cullens left this area months ago to move on and were somewhere in a new town…Denali, I believe? You were visiting the coven up there for awhile before returning to the east coast?” Jane said lightly, displaying that she held much more knowledge than they did.
Edward’s face hardened slightly. As I stared reverently at him, I began to notice something was different. His eyes held a deep sadness and heartache, similar to what I was going through. He must have found someone closer to him, I thought sadly. Everything within me rebelled against the idea, screaming at me that that wasn’t it.
“I believe my family and I have the right to go where we want, correct? We may visit our old home if we desire,” Edward said coldly. There it was, in his voice as well. The deep set agony. Hearing it sent ripples of pain through me, and I had to fight the urge to go to him even more.
Jane smirked. “I believe you do. Just don’t get in our way,” she said, gesturing broadly to the three of us standing behind her. I was careful not to move or do anything to make my scent more noticeable.
Edward looked us over, unable to see our faces under the cowls of our cloaks. When his eyes zeroed in on me, he froze, eyes wide and suddenly alive. “Bella?” he breathed.
Jane turned and shot my a warning glance. I said nothing, remaining unmoving like a cold statue. I could tell my reaction frustrated the Cullens. Edward suddenly shot forward, and he tore down the cloth shielding my face from him.
Then Jane’s cold voice penetrated the silence. “I thought I just said that you were not to get in our way.” Edward stared at her, and then turned back to me. I remained impassive, as if I wasn’t really there. It was what Heidi taught me to do, and what I was told to do now. I may be a person here, but I knew my place.
Edward seemed to realize this—probably from Demetri or Felix’s thoughts—and turned to Jane in anger. “Why won’t you allow any of them to say or do what they want?” he snapped.
Now Jane looked amused. I knew that she was enjoying this more than she should have. “Go ahead and talk to them Bella. What do you have to say to them?” she asked, biting back her humor.
I looked at her, knowing this was a test. If I spoke, I would be in trouble. If I didn’t, I ruined every chance of seeing the Cullens again. It was a question of my loyalty. So I did what was expected. I just stared at Edward’s beautiful face, saying and showing nothing. My instincts seemed to agree with me for once on this, and I had no problems other than the pain in my dead heart.
Something in Edward’s gaze changed, to pain, to understanding then the same blankness I was looking at him with. He turned away, looking at Jane.
“See? She doesn’t have anything to say to you. I mean, who would she though? We’ve all heard what you did to her from Aro. If it were me, I would have attacked you by now for leaving me for the dead,” Jane said in a hard voice. Demetri, Felix and I all turned to her in shock now, leaving our façade. She never defended anyone, except her brother.
Edward’s eyes narrowed and I saw that it wasn’t that Jane was defending me. She was taunting Edward and I saw it was working. Pain flashed in his eyes for a reason I couldn’t decipher.
Red hair flashed as a pale figure moved with inhuman grace and agility…
A great white house…
Trees’ hiding the mammoth forms of huge wolves, each a different character to go with their character…
My eyes widened. Victoria was coming here…now. I had thought we would have more time, but I was off. The images that came said the wolves might be involved too, and I knew the Cullens couldn't see them. I quickly turned to Jane. “I’m sorry, but I don’t think we have time for jabs right now. They’re coming.”
Jane’s eyes widened as well before they narrowed. “Very well then,” she said smoothly. She turned to the Cullens, smiling at them. I stiffened, until I saw she wasn’t going to use her gift on them. “It was so nice to meet you all. But for now, we have a job needed to be done.”
Demetri coughed lightly, hiding a chuckle. I threw him a dark glance, knowing he, like Felix, found this more of a game then a job. I reached back and pulled back my hood then, hiding my grimace.
Jane, Felix and Demetri ran in the direction I pointed, while I hesitated for a moment. Memories of Edward whispering his love to me came to mind, and I knew the truth. But there was nothing I could do now.
“I’m sorry…” I whispered before following the other members of the Volturi.
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