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A Change in Monsters

Summary:
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


Notes:
NO EMILY! Just so you know! She's not in this story, never will be...


8. What?

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When I sat up pounding erupted in my head and my stomach felt like it was going to blow up. I groaned and lay back down, shutting my eyes slowly. I savored the moment as the pain slowly went away.

“Bella?” And, of course, all the pain came shooting back. “Bella, please don’t be mad at me.”

“Alice,” I whispered turning my head from the black couch to face her. “Why are you back?”

“No one could stay away. We all missed you. Are you really mad?”

“Alice,” I cried. “I don’t want to have to choose between Sam and Edward!”

“Sam?” she said thoughtfully. “Sam who?”

“Oh,” I mumbled as I realized my mistake. “No one.”

“Bella, what did you do while we were gone?” Alice demanded.

“What should it matter to you? You left me, he left me. Didn’t he ever wonder what would happen to me?”

“Every day, Bella, every day.” My heart started racing and suddenly I felt guilty. “Bella, you don’t have to worry though. He’s still not back.”

“What?” I could feel my face drop. I knew I shouldn’t feel this way, but yet, I still did. I should have been happy that he hadn’t come back to make me choose. But, I wasn’t.

“He left us somewhere in Germany.” Her eyes got all distant for a second, but then she came back. “He’s in South Africa. I think he likes the selection of animals there.” She laughed, but my expression stayed neutral.

“Then who’s here?” I asked my voice in a monotone.

“Everyone else.” We were quiet for a couple of seconds before she broke it. “Bella?”

“Yes, Alice.”

“Who is this Sam?” She threw her hands up in front of her in defense. “I won’t tell the others if you don’t want to, I’m just curious.”

“Alice, why don’t you just look into the future? Unless, of course, you lost that power while you were gone these months.”

“I’ve tried. Whenever I try to look into yours, it gets all blurry. Is something wrong with this Sam?”

“Well, he’s like Jacob if that’s what you mean.”

“What’s wrong with Jacob?” she asked, her eyebrows moving together.

“Don’t you… oh, you weren’t here. That would make sense.”

“Bella, tell me! I need to know!”

“Jacob is a werewolf, they all are.”

Alice’s eyes turned into large, round balls, and her mouth dropped open in shock. “Werewolves?”

“Yes, is something wrong with that?”

“You mean to tell me that Edward… of course he didn’t. There our enemies, Bella? Sam is a werewolf, too?”

“Yeah, he was the first to change.”

“And do you…” her voice cracked, “…love him?”

“Yes,” my answer was confident, and I knew that it was true. I did love him… so much “Yes, I love him so much.”

“More than you loved Edward?” she asked accusingly.

“That’s not fair, Alice. I’ll admit that I did love Edward very very much… when he was here. He’s gone, I’ve moved on. I try to move on, but every time someone brings Edward up a small bit of hope springs to life in my heart. I need that to go away.”

“Does that mean that it would be better if we weren’t friends?” Alice’s face became all sad and it made me smile slightly.

“Alice, of course we can be friends. Everyone in your family can be my friend.”

“Does that include Edward?”

“Alice!”

“Sorry.”

“Can we just end this discussion?”

“All right.”

We sat in companionable silence for a couple of minutes. “Bella, you know that you can go back to Sam if you want. Or, you could see everyone else, if you want?”

“I should probably call Sam, but I do want to see everyone. I’ve missed them so much, too. I’ll call him after.”

“Whatever you like, Bella.” Alice led me out of Edward’s old room and led me down the hallway to the stairs, and then down the stair. My face lit up into a smile when I saw them all sitting there.

“Bella!” Emmett’s booming voice roared. He wrapped me in a tight bear hug. “I’ve missed you! How are you?”

“Great Emmett,” I said. And then, even when I was getting to a point where I couldn’t breath, I did not say anything, I just wrapped my arms as far as they could around him.

“Can’t… breathe…Bella,” he joked. I laughed and let him go, turning to Rosalie, who I had not expected much from. I was surprised, though, when she shot forward and hugged me long and hard.

“I hate to admit it, Bella, but I missed you, too.” Rosalie’s breathtaking voice made me speechless, but I hugged her back as best as I could.

“Bella,” I heard Jasper’s unique voice say as he grabbed me into a hug. “I’m sorry for the whole incident before…” he whispered into my ear.

“Jasper, it’s all fine. You have no need to apologize.” I stepped back and smiled at him. Then, I turned to Esme and she held her arms open to me. “Bella,” she said softly, waiting for me to go to her.

I ran to her and threw my arms around her neck, laughing slightly because it reminded me of an Alice move. I felt like I was in my mother’s arms. Esme had a comforting touch and it made me feel better.

When we broke apart I turned towards Carlisle, a big smile plastered on my face. He coughed quietly and held out his hand for me to shake. I took his hand and shook it, but Carlisle pulled me into a hug.

“It’s good to see you, Bella.” It was great to hear his voice. “We all missed you so much.”

When I was done, saying my ‘welcome back’s’, I stood in front of all of them and said, “Don’t get me wrong, I am really glad that you all are back, but… Why?”

“Didn’t Alice tell you?” Rosalie asked, flicking her gaze on Alice.

“She said that you guys just missed me.”

“And she is right,” Carlisle said.

“Need we any other reason to come back,” Esme said.

“No, no you don’t.” I smiled. “I just assumed something was wrong.”

Emmett smiled quickly, “Why would anything be wrong? We just missed you too much, Bells.”

“Thanks, Emmett.” I turned towards Alice, who was in Jasper’s arms. “Can I use your phone now? I don’t want anyone to worry. I seem to always disappear, and then people always get worried and come looking for me.”

“Sure, Bella,” Alice laughed. She danced away quickly, and then popped up again with a telephone in her tiny hand.

“Thanks,” I said, taking the phone from her hand. “Excuse me.”

I walked up the stairs and walked into Edward’s room, shutting the door behind me. I dialed Sam’s cell phone number with my thumb and then pushed the phone up to my ear. “Hello?” Sam’s breathtakingly amazing voice asked.

“Sam, it’s me,” I answered, trying to sound perky.

“Bella.” I could almost feel the relief coming through the phone. “Where are you?”

“Um… the Cullens.”

“Why? Are you all right?”

“I’m fine. Did Jacob tell you anything?”

“No,” he answered after a few seconds. “What happened?”

“Well, you went after Embry and I sat down by the wall because I was trying to catch my breath. Then, Jacob sat down next to me and—are you sure that he didn’t tell you this?”

“Yes, Bella, I am completely sure. Just tell me!”

“Okay. So, Jake sat down and then he sort of kissed me.”

“What?!” Sam roared into the phone.

“Ouch, my ears Sam!”

“Oh, sorry. He kissed you though? Why?”

“I don’t really know. He just said something about wanting to do something while no one else was around. That’s when he kissed me.”

Sam did not say anything for awhile. “Did you enjoy it?” he asked softly.

“Eww! No, Sam.”

“Did you kiss him back?”

“No, it did take me a second to realize what was happening, but I most definitely did not kiss him back.”

“Sorry, I was just wondering. I was curious. How do I get to the Cullen’s house?”

“It’s all right, I’m sure that Alice or Jasper can drive me home.”

“They’re back. Why would I just be at their house? I would not have been able to find it anyways.”

“Bella, I’m coming to get you.”

“No, Sam. I’ll have one of them take me home now. Unless you want them to drop me off at the border.”

“The border. I need to see you. I miss you.”

“I miss you, too. I’ll go ask on of them to take me there right now. Okay?”

“All right. I’ll be thinking of you every second.”

“I’ll see you soon. ‘Bye.”

“See you.” The phone clicked as Sam hung up.

I shut the phone and hurried down the stairs, tripping slightly. “Hey, do you think one of you could give me a ride to the border?”

“I will,” Alice volunteered.

“Hurry back,” I heard Jasper mutter as Alice and I slipped outside into Carlisle’s Mercedes.

“How is Sam?” Alice asked making polite conversation.

“Fine, but he does want to see me,” I hinted eagerly.

“I’m going fast, Bella,” Alice said. “How much faster can I go before damaging the car?”

“Sorry,” I muttered. My leg started bouncing up and down, and I started looking out the window and the signs on the side of the road to see how much further we had.

“You really do love him, don’t you?”

“Yes, I do.” I turned toward her. “Do you thin badly of me?”

“No,” she said, shaking her head. “I just think that you are human. You moved on. And, I am very proud of you for that.”

“Do you think he’s happy?”

Alice shifted uncomfortably in her seat and cleared her throat. “I’m sure he is, Bella. You don’t have to worry. Just relax and live your life. Everything will be fine.” As she finished talking, we stopped and I could see Sam by his… car! How did he get it out?

“Thanks for the ride, Alice,” I said as I kissed her quickly on the cheek.

“I’ll call you later. Maybe we can do something.”

“Sure. ‘Bye.” I hopped out of the Mercedes and ran over to Sam, wrapping my arms around his waist.

“Hey,” he said softly into my hair.

“I missed you,” I whispered into his chest, pulling all the warmth from him.

“I missed you, too, Bella.”

We stood like that for awhile and I was glad that no cars were driving by. “Why are they back?” Sam asked softly, breaking the silence.

“They missed me.”

“Well, that’s obvious. I would miss you too if I went away for that long. Hell, I would miss you if I were gone for two days. I can’t imagine what it would have been like for those long months.” He tilted my head up and kissed my lips.

When he pulled back, he made a face. “What?”

“You taste like Jacob mixed with them.” I smiled and kissed him again.

“Let’s go to your house. Then, you can tell me how you got your car back.” I was hoping that he would tell me now, but he just nodded and helped me into the truck.