A Change in Monsters
When Bella comes back from Renee's after Edward leaves in New Moon, she has trouble coping. Will she ever find love again? Sam/Bella
NO EMILY! Just so you know! She's not in this story, never will be...
21. It Must Be Done
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Alice’s Point of View
She got into her truck checking her phone, seeing that people called, but not calling them back. She was driving. Driving where? To La Push. Was she going to see Sam? No, she passed his house. Where, then?
She got out of her car, walked to the edge of the cliff, and looked down. Was she just thinking? Or, was she planning something more…daring?
She took a few steps away from the edge, taking deep, full breaths as she walks. She stops and after one last lungful, she runs…
…and leaps off the edge of the cliff.
“Bella!” I hear myself scream, waking me from the vision.
Oh, no. Bella! What was she thinking? What had happened to her that hurt her so much that she felt the need to kill herself?
No one was home. They all went out hunting. Carlisle was at the hospital. He could help….No, he couldn’t. He was in an important meeting that could not be disrupted.
“Sam!” I hissed aloud to no one in particular. He must have had something to do with why Bella felt the need to jump off a cliff.
I dashed to the phone using my vampire speed. I dialed the dog’s number and waited impatiently for him to pick up. When I heard the phone click on on his part, I didn’t even let him start talking.
“What did you do to her?” I growled into the phone. “What the hell did you do to her? What? You didn’t think that you were ready to be a father so you dumped her,” I accused roughly.
“Wh-What?” he asked, and I could tell he was confused.
“You…you did dump her, did you not?” I asked, mostly trying to convince myself.
“No! I would never,” he said harshly as if I were accusing him of something. Which, I was. “What happened, Alice? Did Bella get hurt?” His last two questions were rushed out, but I could understand them.
“You mean,” I began hastily, “you don’t know?”
“Know WHAT?” he moaned. “Just tell me.”
I sighed, and said, “I am in my car right now. Will you let me cross the line? And, before you say anything, I know that it will break the treaty, but I need to get to Bella! Now!”
“What happened? I won’t let you cross until you tell me what has happened?”
“Bella jumped off a cliff. I don’t know why, so don’t ask me. I had a vision that she was driving out of the doctor’s office from her last ultrasound, and then she ended up in La Push, I thought I would loose the vision because I thought that she was going to see you, but she just drove past your house and kept going.
“She drove all the way to the cliff,” I continued. “Then, she got out of her truck, and then jumped. Maybe she was a little hesitant, but it doesn’t matter.
“Meet me at the treaty line in a minute. You can go in my car, and we can drive up to the cliff together. All right?”
I felt like I could hear the tables turning in his head, and I almost laughed until he said, “All right. One minute. Not a minute later.” I heard him turn the phone off and I sped up slightly.
As I neared the line, I could see Sam standing there pacing back and forth in the middle of the road. I slid across the boundary line, and leaned over to thrust the passenger side door open. Sam hopped in quickly, and I was off before he even shut the door.
I cruised over to the cliff, following the directions that Sam threw at me left and right. Sam leapt out of the car as soon as the cliff was in view. He dashed off to the edge, with me right behind him.
“I can’t see her,” Sam whined about ten minutes into our exploration.
“Don’t you dare give up, Sam,” I growled lowly. “I am depending on you. She’s depending on you. Do not give up on her. Please.”
He nodded roughly and started taking off his jacket. “What are you doing?” I asked incredulously, taking a step back.
“Well,” he started impatiently. “Obviously we are not going to find her by just standing on the edge of the cliff looking in. She’s obviously not above the water. I need to rescue her.”
“You didn’t seem like you wanted to a couple of seconds ago,” I murmured to him.
“Shut up,” he threw in my direction and then dove into the icy water below. I sighed, and decided that he might need my help. After all, two heads are better than one. Isn’t that the saying?
I sighed once again, and then plunged off the cliff edge and flew down to the icy water that waited for me.
I hit the water with a quiet splash and stayed under the water. I opened my eyes and saw Sam a little ways away. I gently swam over to him, looking under water for any signs of Bella whatsoever.
Once I reached Sam, I came up out of the water asking, “Have you seen anything yet?”
“If I had,” he replied angrily, “do you think I would be right here waiting for you?” I smirked and turned away from him looking out.
I tried to look into the future, but it was all hazy! Oh, no! We were too late. Then, I remembered that I was with dog boy over there. Damn! Now I could not look into the future to see if Bella was even alive—
“I found her!” I heard Sam’s voice ring out clearly.
I turned around again, and saw Bella in his arms. He started heading for shore quickly, and I followed behind. Once we got out, Sam started checking for a pulse.
He sighed. “There is a pulse.”
“Thank God!” I sighed with relief. But, the hard part was not over yet. Sam bent over Bella in anticipation. I saw him bend his head so that his ear was directly over her mouth. I suddenly recognized it as CPR.
“I can’t hear any air coming out,” Sam informed me. Then, he bent down and gave Bella thirty chest compressions and two slow breaths into her mouth. He checked again, and still there was no breathing.
“I’m going to try to call Carlisle,” I told him. He nodded slightly to let me know he had heard, and then continued on with the CPR.
“Hello?” Carlisle answered one the second ring.
“Carlisle,” I breathed. “How fast can you get down to La Push?”
“I don’t know,” he responded. “Why?”
“Bella jumped off a cliff. She’s not breathing. Sam is giving her CPR, but I don’t know. She’s still alive, but I can tell that she won’t last too long. Her heart beat is really faint, Carlisle.”
“Alice,” Carlisle responded wearily. “I hate to tell you this, but I can’t get over there. We have a shortage of doctors here. If I leave now, who knows what will happen.”
I let out a tearless sob.
“Alice,” Carlisle said painfully. “There is a way that you can save her, you know. But, I am sure that it would be hard for Sam. It would be…difficult for their relationship.”
“What?” I asked, my mind drawing a blank.
“You can change her,” he said matter-of-factly. “It would insure that she would be alive, and we wouldn’t have to worry about her dying.”
I sighed heavily into the phone, and responded with, “Fine. I will try to reason with Sam, but I don’t know what he will think about it, Carlisle. I mean, he is a werewolf.”
“Good, good,” Carlisle said to someone at the hospital. “Alice I really have to go. Try to reason with him. Tell him that it will insure that Bella will stay alive. I really am sorry. Good luck, Alice.”
“Thank you,” I said, but he had all ready hung up.
I closed the phone and turned back around to face Sam. He looked up at me with a tear streaked face as he started giving Bella more chest compressions. I sighed and walked over to him.
“Sam,” I whispered as softly as I could muster up. I hoped he would cooperate with me because otherwise I would be just as sad. Just minus the tears.
He shook his head back and forth, and gave Bella two more breaths of air.
“Sam,” I started again, this time, I pushed him away from Bella. “You have to listen to me. I have an idea. You might not like it, but it’s possibly the only way to save Bella. I don’t like it very much either, but I do not want Bella to die. Not like this.”
Sam wiped off his tear stained cheeks, and looked up at me sheepishly. “Sorry,” he said. “What’s your idea?”
“Well, I can still hear Bella’s heart beating, which is a good sign and all, but it’s really faint, Sam. She will die soon if we don’t do anything to help her.” I paused, and he nodded for me to continue.
“Well, Carlisle said that the only way to save Bella and keep her alive—and we would have to do it quickly—is to…” I stopped to think. What if Sam refused to let me bite her? What if he brought up the stupid treaty and told me that it was against it to bite her? What would I do then? I would have to bite her anyway. No doubt about it.
I started up again. “The only way to save Bella is to turn her into…one of us.”
Sam looked at me, and I could tell that he was confused. And then, it was almost like I could see the light bulb flicker on above his head, and his lips turned down in a frown.
“Alice,” he growled.
“Sam!” I shrieked. “It’s the only way! Would you rather her die?”
Ha! This question took him off guard. I knew that he did not want Bella to die. I was being so cruel on him, wasn’t I? But it needed to be done soon! Her heart was getting fainter and fainter as we stood there deciding.
“Sam!” I yelled gaining his attention once again. “I hate to put so much pressure on you, but you kind of have to tell me if it is all right if I bite her. It will be too late if you don’t tell me soon!” Sam face froze. He knew what I was saying was true.
“Sam,” I moaned.
“Yes,” he declared quickly.
“What?” I asked, taken aback.
“I said yes,” he said impatient once again. “So, if you are going to save her life, please….” He gestured toward Bella and I finally understood what he wanted me to do.
“You’re sure?” I asked nervously. I had never bitten anyone, and now Bella’s life was in my hands. Ugh! This was so exasperating. I let out a long, slow breath, and then hurried over to Bella’s side.
I bent down to bite her neck, but then pulled back. I could turn her into a vampire just as easily as I could kill her.
“Alice?” I heard Sam ask from behind me. “Do you want me here? Y’know, just in case you need me to pull you away?”
I nodded and prepared myself again, but Sam continued talking. “I’m pretty sure that you can do it, Alice,” he muttered. “But, I’m here for you…if you need me.”
I nodded, and if I could cry, I probably would be.
“All right,” I said in a somewhat shaky voice.
I bent down again to Bella’s neck, but stopped and pulled up again. Sam kneeled down next to me and took my hand in his and said, “Alice, please, just get it down. For me, and if not for me, then for Bella. I really do love her, Alice, and I don’t want to loose her. I will never find anyone that can even remotely be where Bella is in my heart. Please. I am right here. I’ll hold your hand the whole time if it helps.”
I smiled softly at his sweetness and realized why Bella had loved him so much. I nodded and said, “You’re right. I can do this.” He smiled back and started letting go of my hand, but I pulled it back in my quickly. “Don’t stop holding my hand.” His smile got wider and he shook his head back and forth, and then nodded for me to proceed.
Bella’s Point of View
I woke up, blinking my eyes in the process. What had happened? I honestly could not answer that. I knew that it was really bright wherever I was.
I turned my head slowly to block some of the light, and there he was. My knight in shining armor. My own personal savior smiling down at me.
“Hey,” I said weakly, and that’s when I felt the difference. There was definitely something different about me. I was the same, but not at the same time. What was it?
I looked down at myself, and noticed that I was in a bed. I pulled the covers up and saw nothing different. Except for the fact that I was in silky pajamas that I swear I never owned before.
I turned my head back toward Sam with a quizzical look on my face. What was wrong?
“What happened to me?” I asked hesitantly. The smile wiped off his face and his expression turned mildly grim. He did not respond though.
“Sam?” I tried again. “What’s wrong with me?”
He cleared his throat, and I prepared for the worst. “Bella do you remember anything?” he asked quietly.
I shook my head no.
“Well, you remember being pregnant, don’t you?”
I nodded my head yes and then said—suddenly remembering—, “Oh, I had a… miscarriage, didn’t I?”
He nodded and then slowly continued. “Well, apparently you got real upset about that.” I could tell that he was choosing his words very carefully. “You went to La Push…”
“To go see you?” I interrupted, hoping I got the story right.
“Not exactly,” Sam said, shaking his head from side to side. “You went a little past my house, I guess. To the cliffs….” He let that hang in the air until I could comprehend where he was heading.
“Y-You mean that I-I tried to j-jump off a c-cliff?” I stuttered out.
“You didn’t try, Bella. You succeeded.” I felt my eyes grow large and round and I suddenly felt hungry. But, it was different from what I remembered when I got hungry. It felt more like a craving.
“D-Did Alice…” I paused, took a deep breath, and started over. “Did Alice b-bite me, Sam?”
He did not answer, just looked at me in the eyes, and then slowly nodded his head yes.
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