The sequel to "TWISTED." Post-Eclipse. Lilly and Jacob set off to stop Lilly's vision from coming true. **I'm so sorry this is taking so long, I'm struggling to get this one written out. Thanks.** BTW: Reviews are nice, Reviews are what makes me want to write more. I could use the motivation, or the criticism if it's not going so well. Thanks.
11. Chapter 11
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As soon as we rounded the next corner, Jacob stopped dead. I took a few more steps then stopped as well, but I didn’t face him. I could feel him seething. The anger was coming off in waves.
“You lied to me,” he spat at me.
“I didn’t lie Jacob,” I replied, my even voice surprising me. “I just didn’t tell you the whole truth.”
“That’s a lie by omission,” said Jacob. His voice was barely above a growl. I turned to look at him. His eyes were sharp, flooded with anger at me.
“If I had told you that we were going to meet with my vampire-mother to talk about Bella ending the world, would you have come?”
“You should have told me Lilly. You shouldn’t have lied. What did you mean about Bella being a monster? You mean when she’s like you?” I didn’t know how to respond. In so little words Jacob had just accused me of being a monster. Jacob, who made me melt, whose gentle touch I craved almost more than blood. He thought I was a monster.
“Those vampires didn’t come here did they?”
“You made me leave Bella alone. She could be killed.”
“Jacob, Ambrosi won’t attack until he’s got enough vampires to take on the Cullens. Alice would call if she saw anything.”
“She didn’t know last time!” Jacob was shaking with anger. “If anything happens to Bella, it’ll be your fault! I never should have come here! I never should have trusted you.”
And then he was running, presumably back to Bella. I just stood there, frozen. One solitary tear rolled down my check, stinging the whole way down. Now it should be easy, I thought, to walk away. No Jacob, no ties. It should be very easy indeed, but it wasn’t. I thought about Avery’s question about caring. This ordinary brown haired girl held nothing for me, but pain and probably death, but somehow I had to try. I’d felt that love between her and Edward. It was the only thing worth saving.
Standing at the airport the next morning, I couldn’t help looking for Jacob. His ticket had been missing when I’d arrived home along with the rest of his things. He’d probably exchanged his ticket. He was probably halfway back to the states by now. I regretted lying to Jacob, regretted the anger in his face, but most all regretted I’d lost the only thing I’d had that came close to love. I climbed on the plane wordlessly, hyper aware that the seat next to me, Jacob’s seat, was empty.
Fifteen hours without Jacob, fifteen hours alone with my thoughts. I tried to escape into nothingness, but I couldn’t escape my regret. I knew now that even if I saved Bella, even if I could be a hero, I would never have what I really wanted. Jacob would never forgive me for leaving Bella in danger. Despite his soft words and warm kisses, I would always be the monster. At the end of the day, I would still be alone. Things would be just as the always were, but I would hate it now because I’d had a taste of what it could be like.
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