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Waxing Crescent

Summary:
Here's the topic there are so many stories about. A continuation of New-Moon... But this one is different. Like none you've ever read. The next moon phase. After a new moon, comes the waxing crescent. A small sliver of light to brighten the dark sky. The dark life of Bella Swan. Here's the thing. This isn't one of those stories where Bella DIDN'T jump, so Alice didn't see it. Bella DID jump. Alice didn't see. But Bella jumped. She did hear Edward, and it hurt her. It hurt her bad. And now, she has built immunity to the one thing that can heal her gash...Jacob. Or has the pain just become unbearable? With no where to turn, and Victoria as close as ever, what's to stop Bella from walking into the woods and waiting for Victoria to take it all away? All the pain. Nothing. Bella is sent to Hawaii, to live with Jacob's sister and hopefully be able to forget everything that happened to the strange rainy town of Forks, Washington. Hopefully...she will forget of the mythical creatures that so recently inundated her life. Because vampires don't live in sunny places. Bella's safe in Hawaii.


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9. Chapter 9

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"Try again!"

"She is not there! The house doesn't even exist," Alice retorted angrily.

I closed my eyes, halting in the middle of the living room.

"Check her future without the house, then," I murmured quietly. Why wasn't she there? She didn't seem to leave a trace on this planet, like she had just been an incredible dream that I had woken up from.

I was starting to doubt that she had even been real more and more.

* * * * *

A strong hand shook me awake gently.

"Bella," Kat murmured. "Bella, who's coming?"

"What?" I struggled to sit up, and my eyes wouldn't open so I listened intently to her voice. I remembered I was on the edge of an insanely high cliff and didn't dare to move without my vision.

"You were talking in your sleep. You kept saying 'She's coming! She's going to kill me.' It's okay. It's only a dream."

But that was the problem. It wasn't just a dream. I rubbed my eyes vigorously until I was able to open them, then swiveled around, looking for Kat.

She was kneeling beside me. She almost seemed rigid, as if in a defensive pose, and her eyes were sharp, observing the surrounding area while she talked.

"I'm fine," I mumbled crawling away from her, jerking the handle of my duffel bag towards me. "How did you find me, anyways?"

"Oh, please, Bella." I spend my whole life on this beach. I saw you from below." She pointed in front of her, where the edge of the cliff was about ten feet away.

I pursed my lips together, standing up and slinging the light bag over my shoulder.

"So . . . ," Kat ventured with a lighter tone.

"Yeah?" I looked moodily at her.

"Need a ride?"

I looked to where she pointed, seeing an old red Jeep parked at the end of the dirt road that led up to the top of this cliff.

"You won't take me where I want to go."

"Hey, we're both criminals now, though I didn't think you would ditch the school after one day. I thought it would take four or five, but heck, let's go!"

"I'm not leaving permanently." I looked over my shoulder to the ocean glistening in a deep, orange sunrise.

"Where are you going?"

"Airport."

"Well, yeah . . . but I mean where is the airport gonna take you?" She cast a side ways glance at me, grabbing my shoulders gently, and steering me towards the vehicle.

"To see my mom. Her last visit wasn't exactly a shopping spree and makeover. I was . . . still upset with my boyfriend leaving." I winced.

"You're still upset with your boyfriend leaving," Kat stated simply.

I looked away.

We walked in silence till we reached the Jeep.

Kat moved around the front of the Jeep, digging her keys out of her pocket while I leaned against the passenger door, taking my last look at the ocean for a few days.

* * * * *

"It's . . . blank. I can't see her." Alice looked up at me. "Were could she be?"

Esme was sitting on the couch, looking distressed. Jasper was looking stressed, along with everyone else's dismal emotions. Carlisle was sitting next to Esme, concentrating on a good, reasonable excuse for her lost future. I knew the one reason a future could disappear, but Bella had left Forks, and her scent wasn't anywhere near La Push.

Even Emmett looked grim. Rosalie was in her room.

I opened my eyes and flew to where Alice was seated, snatching the paper off the table and stalking towards the door.

Alice's blank face turned angry as she came out of the same blank visions she had been seeing again and again. "What are you doing?!"

"Using a functional source!" I spat.

"What is that supposed to--"

"The Internet!" I bellowed before slamming the front door to the cabin, leaping into my Volvo and peeling it out down the driveway.

The only comfort I could find is that Bella wasn't in danger. Victoria had been in Texas the last time I tracked her. There weren't any other vampires trying to harm her.

Guilt made my stomach sink as I realized I was probably the vampire that had caused her most pain. And for that, I would never forgive myself.

* * * * *

After thanking Kat for driving me to the airport, I bought a ticket to Jacksonville and ate some breakfast until my plane started boarding.

Once I made it onto the plane I remembered Rebecca. I would have to call her before the plane took off . . . I searched my pockets, realizing with horror I didn't have my phone. She would have the police searching for me before I could let her know I was safe.

I sighed, ramming my head against my seat in frustration. I was in trouble.

* * * * *

It was almost noon, and Bella was nowhere to be found.

"Oh no," I said for possibly the hundredth time since I had found her empty bed and her belongings gone.

I should have known Tony and I being so close and loving would have set her off. How could I be so stupid?

It was all my fault. And then Jacob had said they could be coming . . .

I froze. Sucking in a huge breath I sprinted to her room and threw the door open. The sudden gust the door created made the sheer curtains ripple and my stomach dived when my suspicions were confirmed.

As the curtains moved with the breeze, I saw the window . . . open.

She had heard me on the phone.

* * * * *

I sighed nervously for the hundredth time today.

After the phone conversation my dad had agreed with me. We couldn't let the leech hurt Bella again.

I knocked anxiously on the door.

Light footsteps echoed through the house and I scent filled my nose I immediately recognized, though I had never met this person before with my improved sense of smell.

"Hello?" the smooth voice asked as she opened the door.

I opened my mouth only to see her scream and slam the door in my face.

"Great," I muttered.

* * * * *

My eyes focused again and I shouted in excitement.

"What is it?" Jasper was immediately by my side where I was sitting, my legs crossed indian style on the couch.

"I saw her! I saw her this time!" I felt like I was going to cry of joy. Thank god she wasn't dead.

"What did you see?" Jasper asked patiently, sticking to routine.

"She was sitting in a plane. She was sleeping. I don't know where she was going though."

Jasper was already holding my phone out when I stood up. I pecked him on the cheek and dialed Edward's number, trying hard not to break the tiny cell.

* * * * *

My phone rang. I looked on the caller ID. Alice.

As my phone rang again, the librarian glared at me. I pressed silent and slid my phone back into my pocket, clicking print on the computer.

* * * * *

"Come on. Open the door," I growled banging on the door again.

This time, a man that looked like he was in his early twenties or late teens answered. "May I help you?" He glared at me and I rolled my eyes.

"I'm here to see my moron of a sister."

"JACOB?!" Rebecca cried, pushing the man out of the way and tackling me. "Ow!" she whimpered as her head made contact with my chest.

"Yeah," I chuckled.

"You're . . . huge." She sounded shocked and I shrugged.

"On the rez some of us hit pretty big growth spurts." I exchanged a look with her and watched her dark eyes light up.

"Right. Of course. Come in." She fluttered around me, tugging my shirt and fussing while I laughed, ducking to enter the house.

Immediately, Bella's scent filled my nostrils and I inhaled deeply.

"Tony, this is my little brother, Jake."

"Nice to meet you," I said sincerely. I had heard how Rebecca talked about him. Madly in love and all that. I'm glad he made my sister happy.

"Same here," he said easily, relaxing quickly, now knowing I wasn't a threat.

* * * * *

The last thing I expected was Jake showing up.

Of course, I would've been mad if Bella had been here, especially when I had told him it would hurt her for him to come here.

I also didn't know where he'd gotten the money, since Dad couldn't work, they were always a little short.

After the introductions, I had gone out onto the beach to think, when Jake was suddenly beside me, almost giving me a heart attack.

"Don't sneak up on me like that!" I cried after letting my heart slow down.

"Oh yeah. Sorry."

After a few seconds of shuffling his feet in the sand, he spoke. "Where's Bella?"

I winced.

* * * * *

"He is the most immature, stubborn . . . I can't even believe I'm related to him!" I ranted.

"You aren't related to him, Alice," Emmett pointed out and I stopped my pacing for a few seconds.

"Oh does it really matter? The point is, he is such a big jerk! I can't believe he orders me to watch and watch her, and then he goes to look it up on the internet and when I finally see her, he refuses to answer the damn phone!"

Esme pursed her lips. "Perhaps he doesn't have service . . ."

"Oh you know he has service, Esme! He's just so . . . Ugh!"

Jasper was desperately throwing waves and waves of calm at me but my temper was fighting them off. I continued pacing.

"When you get back, Edward Cullen . . ." I let the threat go unfinished. There was still plenty of time to use my imagination . . .

* * * * *