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Thank you for the Venom

Summary:
Starts at Ch. 17 of New Moon. What if it hadn't been Alice who was waiting for Bella, but someone else? Banner made by me ^^ What do you think? Sanstitre-1-1.jpg thank you for the venom picture by misunder


Notes:
This idea has been bouncing around in my head for sometime and I finally decided to put it on the archives. I am somewhat disappointed with some of the other stories (not all) like this there are out there so I hope mine is good. Stole the title off a MCR song name ^^ Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer is the God who created the wonderful characters I enjoy playing with. I own nothing and My Chemical Romance owns the title.


9. Ch.9 The Meeting

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"So, what have you all been up to?" I asked.

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My question was followed with an uncomfortable silence. All of the Cullen’s looked away and seemed to become engrossed in examining the walls. Looks like their not as unaffected as they seemed, I thought. They probably just blame themselves for what happened to me. What else could it be? None of them wanted me all those years ago.

Thinking of that day I felt an invisible tear slide down my cheek. Jasper’s head whipped toward me, startled, sensing my sudden emotions. Slapping myself internally I reinforced all of my walls. Seeing as no one was going to answer my question I walked over to where my family was sitting awkwardly and sat beside Alex on the couch.

“So Alex,” I started seeing that the Cullen’s were all riveted to the walls. “We still on for later?”

Alex looked confused, but I saw the subtle gleam in his eyes once he realized what I meant. Being a vampire gave you unlimited time, but very limited things to do so Alex and I created our own competition. Every other day the two of us would have an all out game fest. I don’t think I ever really cared for video games when I was human (some things were a complete blur) but they are the ultimate time waster. Our favorite was the old Buffy the Vampire Slayer game for our ancient Xbox.

“You’re going down this time Isabella.” Alex said, once again using my full name.

Emmett looked away from the wall to try and find out what he was missing out on. Same old Emmett, always interested in any type of competition.

“What are you guys talking about?” Emmett asked, frustrated that he was on the outside.

“Nothing, but none of you answered my question. What have you been up to?” I said.

Once again the room was so silent you’d think it was a tomb. I sighed in frustration, seeing that none of them were prepared to answer my question.

“I propose an exchange.” I said in a serious voice. My tone surprised them and they all looked up. “You tell what you’ve been up to, and I’ll tell you how I came to be standing in your living room, the same age as the last time any of you saw me.”

I knew that they were all curious and Rosalie, Emmett, Alice, Jasper, Esme and Carlisle all looked tempted. I was also tempted. Tempted to look at Edward to see if he was as well but that would cause too much pain. There’s only so much I could handle in one night. I heard a deliberate cough and I brought my eyes up from my lap.

“We haven’t actually been up to much.” Carlisle answered, sounding genuine. “We’ve just been moving from place to place as before. We stayed in Denali for a while after your funeral…”

His voice trailed off. I wondered how they had known I was dead. Alice must’ve seen the aftermath of my car crash or maybe they came back… I stopped that thought quickly. The Cullen’s didn’t want me. It was why they left.

“Bella.” I heard a voice say softly, pulling me out of my thoughts.

It was him and even after all this time his name still hurt me. “How did this happen to you?”

I took a deep breath and wondered where to start. How long after he left? I decided to start with becoming friends with Jacob.

“Well, after you left.” I started and I could see them all visibly wincing. I continued on with mine and Jacob’s friendship, Laurent, the werewolves, and Victoria. I heard some one let out a low growl when her name was mentioned but I ignored it and continued on. I told of my five years in Las Vegas, meeting Alex and Lily, saving Hailey, Europe, Asia, and finished with today.

All of the Cullen’s looked a little shocked and guilty when I glanced up to see their reactions. The six that I would look at had their eyes opened wide in shock. I nudged Alex and glanced meaningfully at the door. Alex took my hint and sighed as he got up.

“We might as well be on our way. We’ll see you around.” Alex said and the four of us walked to the door.

I was just on the porch when someone some one grabbed my arm. I looked back and saw that it was Edward. Alex took a step forward but I shook my head and motioned him forward. Seeing Alex get into the car I turned around to face Edward. Edward’s face was exactly as the last time I saw it. His golden eyes, his godlike bronze hair and his flawless angular features.

“Bella, we need to talk.” Edward said in his perfect velvety voice. I sighed.

“Edward, we don’t have anything to talk about.” I told him.

“You may not but I have lots to talk about. Please Bella.” Edward said, with his crooked smile. Seeing it I felt like some one had taken a blunt knife and cut a hole through my midsection. After all this time he still dazzles me and it still hurst, I thought.

“I don’t think that’s best right now Edward.” I said gently and pulled my arm from his grasp. I looked at his face. That was a mistake. He looked crushed. Relenting slightly I added to my sentence. “Maybe some other time.”

I dashed to the car and slid in gracefully. What could Edward possibly want to say to me? I wondered as we drove back to the house. Don’t get involved, I tried to tell myself. It’s to late, I already am I thought sadly.