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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? cloakI am working on this again! The next chapter should be up soon!

All charecter belong to Mrs. Meyer, the genious who brought us the world of Twilight...

20. Chapter 20

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“They saved me though, Jane,” I said through my teeth. I wasn’t going to let her torture them for saving me. I wouldn’t let her hurt them even if they had just stood their and watched Victoria almost tear me apart. As it was, my finger was already missing. I would have to go back and find that soon.

Jane raised her eyes at me. “Yes, they did. They got rid of someone who was threatening their exposure, just like any other of our kind would have done. But what did they do to you before that? They befriended you, brought you into the dangers of our world, and then abandoned you and left you for the dead. You don’t owe them anything for their supposed kindness to you.”

I stared at her for a moment, pain crippling my ability to think properly. Then my eyes widened as I considered what she was saying, what she was offering me.

She could make them feel the pain I had felt for so long. Pain that would make them wish for a death that would never come. I had gone through that, been changed, knowing I was alone in the world. They had each other though, never, ever alone. I would always be alone now.

But that didn’t give me the right to want to hurt them. Just imagining them withering in pain on the forest floor sent echoes of pain down my spine. I still loved them, despite what they thought of me. And something inside of me told me not to let them get hurt, that they were the only true family I had in this world.

“I still can’t, Jane. We’re not supposed to punish people who haven’t done a wrong. What have they done, other than assist us in disposing of an immortal who threatened exposure to our kind?” I said carefully. I didn’t want to upset her and cause a fight.

Jane’s eyes darkened slightly from bright crimson to a darkened red. It made her seem more sinister, and every instinct in me—vampire and gift—screamed at me to run. I ignored them all and held my ground.

“Sometimes I forget how young you are, Bella,” Jane said quietly. “Of course you would still believe only what Aro wants you to believe. But haven’t you already begun to figure it out with your ability?”

Demetri shot Jane a look and seemed to be about to say something, but she raised her hand to silence him, staring intently at my face. I was barely even paying attention to their squabble. I was lost in the sea of my mind.

I had noticed that the Volturi were definitely darker than the Cullens, much more righteous and stereotypical to the vampire myths I knew as a human. They lived in an old castle, really only went out at night unless Heidi was fishing or there was a problem, like now, and they drank human blood. I knew they were more power hungry, more eager to take out whatever got in their way instead of showing any mercy. And I knew that they were liars to the vampire world.

“Who wouldn’t have figured out the truth? Even without my ability?” I shrugged as if it was nothing. “But do you really want to upset the friendship Aro has with Carlisle Cullen? It’s the only way he keeps tabs on that family.” I knew the faint jealousy that sprang up in Aro’s voice when the Cullens were discussed. They were a threat, but one that was made a friend to keep a close eye on.

Jane made a face. “Of course I wouldn’t. But if they interfere,” she raised her voice slightly so that her words were clear, “even once again, no matter what reason, they will wish they hadn’t.”

I glanced at the trees, and saw a ghost of them moving. My eyes widened as I saw Edward and Alice wanted to speak to Jane. I nodded at them, and Jane noticed.

“You may come over,” she said in a bored voice. My teeth locked at the hidden threat, and Demetri sent me a warning glance. He clearly didn’t want Jane any more annoyed than she was for the trip back to Italy.

“Jane,” Alice said respectfully. Edward nodded his head at her before turning his gaze to me. I felt something inside of me shrink back at the intensity of his gaze. It made me melt inside, and that scared me. I didn’t want to get hurt anymore.

“Carlisle actually has been planning a trip back to Italy for awhile now. DO you mind if we accompany you back to Volterra to meet him there?” Alice asked slowly.

Jane raised her eyes, but nodded with the hint of a smirk on her face. “Of course. I’m sure Aro would love to meet the two of you, and the other males hiding back there.”

I stared at her in shock. I wasn’t the only one, though. Felix and Demetri were looking at Jane as if she just started skipping around singing happy songs. I knew at once that she hoped that Aro might punish them for bringing me into this world as a human.

“Thank you,” Edward said, still not looking away from my face. I looked away, afraid to show the feelings I still harbored for him, and make him reject me again. I would just die on the spot without any help.

With a simple nod of the head, my life went from boring to miserable.