it all comes down to this
That’s when it hit me. The vampires were all here for me, if I go out there she can kill me and it’ll be over. Nobody else has to die. Bella's on the beach waiting for Jacob when something unexpected happens. Will she make it out alive? will anyone make it out alive? CHAPTER 6: Alive? is up
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“Yes, I’m surprised you remembered me, you humans have such weak minds after all.” He said with a grin. “You know I was a little surprised when I heard that your werewolves got Victoria. It only took about three months for them to finally get her.” I didn’t like the way his tone was sarcastic, it was almost like he was hoping they would have gotten her a while ago. “I was actually looking for you. Isn’t that funny? I’ve spent about seven hours looking for you, only to have you find me.” He took a step forward as he laughed to himself. I knew I would have to distract him for there to be a chance to live. It was only a matter of time until the pack showed up.
“Why did it take you seven hours to find me?” I said while struggling to keep my voice even.
“Stay still please, and keep him talking” I smiled as his voice entered my head. I had missed him lately so it was a relief to hear his voice.
Laurent had a strange look on his face. He was probably wondering why I was smiling. “It’s not that I didn’t know where you were, it’s just that I wanted you alone. You were down in that wolves house when I first found you and I knew that attacking you there would be stupid since the rest of the wolves were nearby. Then I sat out here, knowing that this is where you were headed. I waited here, hoping he would leave you alone for enough time for me to get you. It looks like I was right, he did leave you alone. But maybe I should stop letting you distract me and just get on with what I came to do.”
“Stay clam Bella, and please stay still until I tell you to move.” He said while growling. Even though I had heard his growl before, it still sent shivers up my spine. “Alright, now jump down to the ground and try to make your self flat please Bella, and stay down until I tell you its okay.” I immediately jumped down and did as he said. As I did I saw a wolf jump over me, then two more came bounding in on either side of me, then three more after them. They formed a ‘V’ shape, just like the birds when they fly south. I looked up to see Laurent retreating back farther into the clearing. He turned around and ran into the wall of trees with the wolves running in after him; they went so fast if I wasn’t already watching I would have missed it.
As I sat there trying to catch my breath and calm down I realized I was terrified. I knew the wolves would be able to kill him, id seen them kill before; I just didn’t think they could catch up to him. I started panicking as this sank in. I quickly got up and ran, I ran as fast as I could towards my truck, luckily all the time spent hiking had helped me to navigate over things while I was running so I didn’t fall as much. I still fell though, and each time I fell I would shoot myself up and run faster to try to make up the time I took on the ground. I knew I didn’t have much time left and that if he got away from them he would double back and come after me. He wouldn’t even hesitate this time, he would kill me right away, and the wolves would come back to find my lifeless, bloodless body. I couldn’t put Jake through that, I couldn’t let him lose me, and I knew it would hurt him too much. But I also knew that staying with him, and spending almost all my time with him was also hurting him. He must know how much pain I’m always in and how I can never really feel about him the way he feels about me.
Just then I came out of the woods and found myself a few feet away from my truck. I quickly run to it and jumped inside. I locked all the doors and rolled up all the windows. I sat there trying to control my breathing while looking at the trees. After a few minutes I started my truck and jumped from the sudden roar caused by the old engine.
Fifteen minutes later I pulled up to my house to find a sleek, black, car parked across the street. I gasped as I recognized the car. It was Carlisle’s Mercedes. I pulled my truck into the driveway and readied myself for who ever was in my house. I tried not to think to hard about who it was because I might, no actually would, be disappointed if it was someone else. I was grateful, and happy, that anyone was here in the first place. I opened the door and stepped out into the rain that had started while I was driving home and ran to the door. I unlocked it and quickly jumped inside to get out of the rain. The light flicked on and I looked up to see Alice and Jasper standing against the wall on the opposite side of the room. I would have been overjoyed to see Alice alone, but to also have Jasper here, it was overwhelming.
“Alice, Jasper” I whispered. I couldn’t believe they were here. It was like a dream. But maybe that’s exactly what this is, a dream. This whole thing is a dream, Edward never left, Victoria never tracked me down, Laurent wasn’t in the clearing about to kill me, and now Alice and Jasper weren’t standing in my living room looking like they hadn’t smiled in months. Maybe this was all just one sick twisted dream; a nightmare that won’t end. All I wanted was to wake up from this nightmare in Edward’s arms and have him tell me it would all be okay, that this would never happen, and that he would never leave.
I forced myself to stop what I was thinking there. This would be hard enough when Alice and Jasper left, I didn’t need to add onto my pain. I could already feel the whole in my chest threaten to rip open, the only reason it hadn’t yet was because part of my family was back. They were holding the pieces together, holding me together. I knew that as soon as they left I would have to try even harder than I had been to hold myself together, to make it seem like everything was fine-for Charlie.
“Jasper didn’t want me to come alone, and I had to find out how you are still alive.” Alice asked as she took a step toward me. I saw Jasper wrap his arm around her waist and pull her closer to him. I then realized that she had seen Laurent and me in the meadow, but why didn’t she see the wolves? They were the ones that saved me by chasing him off.
“So you saw Laurent” It came out as a question even though I meant it as a statement.
“Yes, so would you like to explain how you are still alive? She asked while raising an eyebrow.
“Jake and the rest of the pack saved me. They chased Laurent off into the woods…” I stopped explaining as her face changed from confused to shocked to angry and back to confused again.
“Pack? As in a wolf pack?” Jasper asked me.
“Yeah, the Quileute pack down in La Push.” I had barely gotten the sentence out when Alice started firing out questions so fast I couldn’t understand what she was saying.
“How are…alive? How did you…beach? What…my vision? I saw…other vampires…she…your truck?” Then something I said before must have clicked inside her head because she screamed “Wolves! Are you nuts! I can’t believe you’re hanging around with a pack of wolves! And new wolves too! You really are a danger-magnet aren’t you?” I now had my back pressed up against the wall next to the door. With every sentence she screamed she came a few steps closer to me. I was terrified; I had never seen her like this. She had even pushed, well shoved, Jasper out the way when he tried to stop her from approaching me, I guess he could sense how afraid of her I was. It was like she had completely changed she was no longer the perky little Alice, now she was acting like, well, like a vampire. Suddenly I felt really calm. I looked up to see Jasper standing in front of Alice. She had her head on his chest and his arms were wrapped around her. It looked like she was shaking. She looked over to me and must have seen that she had scared me. “Oh, I’m so sorry Bella! I didn’t mean to scare you; I don’t know what happened I guess I just lost control.” She turned her head back into Jaspers chest while repeating ‘I’m so sorry Bella’
I pushed myself off the wall and walked over to her. “It’s okay Alice. I forgive you.” She turned her head to look at me and once she saw the smile on my face she jumped into my arms and hugged me and even though I could barely breathe I hugged her back tightly. It felt so great to have my sister back.