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Fiery Secrets

Summary:
Mandy did something that is looked down upon by most vampires. Something that made her coven kick her out. She runs into Edward Cullen in the forest near Forks. She meets the rest of the Cullens and Jasper agrees to teach her how to hunt animals instead of humans. But Mandy is keeping secrets. Those secrets will have to be revealed for the sake of the werewolves. She must figure out a way with the help of the Cullens, to save the werewolves with out fighting. If she doesn't they may give up hope and go to fight a battle they can not win. <a href="http://www.mybannermaker.com/link.php?nurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mybannermaker.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/1985/mybanner486c27020118ett2.jpg" alt='Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!' border=0 /></a><br>


Notes:
I do not own any of these characters or places besides Mandy, Kaylan, Mitch, and Amy. The rest belongs to Stephenie Meyer!


4. Chapter 4: Trust

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Chapter 4: Trust

I had trust issues. I’d been betrayed one time too many as a human and now I’d been betrayed by my former coven. I just don’t trust others easily. I trusted the pack. My trust was a bit shaky with the quick to anger Paul and the constantly depressed and bitter Leah. I cared about them though so I trusted them anyways.

The one person I trusted the most was Jacob. I trusted him with everything I had. That’s what happens when you love someone, if you truly love them. Even if they aren’t trustworthy people you simply can’t help it. Love can blind you to flaws. I’d been blinded a few times as a human. Now I was cautious.

I didn’t trust the Cullens. How could I when I barely knew them? The only reason I was telling them everything was because despite not liking the Cullens Jacob seemed to trust them and I trusted Jacob.

Even though I trusted Jacob so completely there was still one secret I hadn’t told him. I was a very bad liar but this one secret I lied about with ease because I’d told nobody about it for the 13 years I’d had it. All fire sang of the secret, from the roaring forest fires to the smallest, sputtering, dying spark of a candle flame.

Just thinking of my fiery secret made me tremble as I began to tell the Cullens about the pack’s situation with the Volturi. Carlisle looked thoughtful throughout my explanation. When I finished, he sighed looking tired and I suddenly realized just how old he was.

“There is a way to stop the Volturi,” Carlisle finally said.

“You’ll help me?” I asked, shocked. “You don’t want to throw me out for going against the unspoken, unwritten vampire rule and falling in love with a werewolf? You won’t treat me like the outcast that everyone is so convinced that I am? You don’t hate me?”

“How could we hate you for being in love? True love is a powerful and rare thing. It’s the worthiest cause for helping you that I can thing of,” Edward said.

“I’m glad you think so because no other vampire I’ve met has,” I told him.

“If you haven’t noticed, we aren’t like other vampires,” Rosalie pointed out.

I laughed. The more I talked to the Cullens the more I realized just how true that statement was. I turned back to Carlisle.

“So what was your idea?” I asked the blond doctor.

“Well, I know this vampire who would probably help us out,” he said.

“Who?” I asked.

“Her name is Emma Adaya Caper,” Carlisle told us.

“How could she help us?” Jasper asked.

“She’s a friend of mine and she has very interesting abilities. She’s 120 years old and has been a vampire for 103 years. Her eyes are never black, red, or gold. Looking into them for too long can drive a person insane. In them you will see the past, present, and future all at once. It’s often too much for most people’s minds so she usually keeps sunglasses on.

Emma can change any one quality to its opposite. She can’t change the entire object though. For example, she could make black hair blond or pale skin dark. In our case she could make Jane’s gift strengthen us instead of weaken us and the other vampires extra slow instead of extra fast etc. etc.”

“Do you think that she’ll help us?” I asked, wide-eyed.

“I’m sure she would. Emma is a very loving woman and she’s always up for a little excitement,” Carlisle replied. “I bet she’d love to be our secret weapon."

Hope spread through me along with a sudden affection for the Cullens. I was beginning to trust them. I didn’t trust them entirely but it was a start. My love and my pack were going to be safe!

“Thank you all so much for helping,” I cried.

“Come to us anytime dear,” Esme said.

“I’ll go call Emma up right now,” Carlisle decided, getting to his feet. He came back with a giant smile. “She’ll be here on Monday.”

I let out a yelp of excitement. Leaping to my feet I darted for the door then paused to thank the Cullens once more. When I was finished I raced to La Push at top speed.I burst into the Black’s house laughing like a maniac. Jacob, Quil, and Embry all jumped and looked up from their video game. The shock on their faces made me laugh harder. Soon I was on the ground, rolling around, clutching my sides, and laughing uncontrollably.

“Are you ok love?” Jacob looked a bit frightened.

“I’m more then ok!” I gasped between giggles. “I’m absolutely fantabulously fabulicious!”

“Um… what’s going on with you?” Embry asked.

“The Volturi are doomed!” I exclaimed, “The Cullens have a secret weapon named Emma Adaya Caper!”

I explained everything Carlisle had told me. Suddenly Embry, Quil, and Jacob were rolling next to me and laughing like they were going insane. The door opened and Sam Uley entered pushing Billy Black. They took one look at us and Sam sighed.

“The four of them have finally cracked. They’ve lost it,” he said without a hint of surprise.

Billy just stared. I explained Emma to them over the boys’ booming laughter. Sam and Billy didn’t go crazy like us but Sam let out a whoop and a big grin spread across Billy’s face.

“Let’s go inform the rest of the pack,” Sam suggested, “Hopefully they react better then you four psychos.”

We all stopped laughing. I gave him the death glare. This only made Sam chuckle quietly. Holding my aching sides I followed him outside.

“Up, up, and away!” Embry yelled.

“I won’t even ask,” Sam muttered.

We ran to Sam and Emily’s house. All of us tumbled through the door to find Emily cooking (as usual) and Seth and Leah sitting at the table. Seth was smiling as always and Leah wore her constant scowl. Sam began calling people. When the entire pack was gathered in the kitchen Embry stood up and pumped his fist in the air.

“Werewolves of La Push united!” he shouted.

“Dude you seriously need to stop watching super hero movies and get a life,” I advised him.

“Werewolves attack!” he ordered. Nobody moved. There was dead silence. A cricket chirped. Embry frowned and stuck his tongue out at me.

“Real mature.” I rolled my eyes.

Embry sat down and didn’t say anything. I explained about Emma again. The werewolves all cheered besides Leah who neither smiled nor frowned. She simply stared blankly ahead. I felt a powerful surge of pity that I didn’t let show. Leah wouldn’t appreciate it.

As the boys who were like my brothers to me talked and joked with each other I watched Leah’s expressionless face and thought. Would I be that bitter if Jacob left me for someone I was close too? I knew the answer immediately. Yes, yes I would be.