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My Idea for Breaking Dawn: The Ultimate War

The werewolves refuse to allow Bella to marry Edward and become a vampire. They are willing to do anything--ANYTHING--to stop that from happening. More barriers threaten to keep Bella and Edward from acquiring their ultimate happiness and they must once again fight for what they want--what they NEED.


31. Chapter 31: Surprise

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Once we got back to the house, Edward and I immediately went inside to see everyone. We walked in and found them all in the living room.

Carlisle came over to us and smiled, warmly, "Welcome to your new life, Bella."

I smiled, "Thank you. I do. Very much." I looked to Edward and he wrapped his arm around my waist.

"Do you know what your power is yet, Bella?" Emmett asked, excitedly.

"No, not yet. Part of me thinks I probably won't get a power."

"You will," Carlisle assured me, "If it hasn't manifested itself yet, it will."

"I'm just scared of what it's gonna be," I admitted, "If I can handle it."

"It wouldn't be given to you if you couldn't handle it." Edward told me softly, "That's one thing I've learned with my power. You are only given what you can handle. You can do this, Bella."

He gave my waist a reassuring squeeze and smiled his crooked smile.

Jasper, for once, walked right up to me and said, "All right, Bella. Let's do this. You and Emmett, arm wrestling contest, right now."

"Hah!" Emmett snorted cockily, "That's not very fair, Jasper. She needs some time to prepare, wouldn't you agree."

"Actually, that's interesting," Edward said, slowly releasing me, "Come on, Emmett. Take it like a man."

"Are you mocking me?" He challenged, taking a threatening step towards Edward, but negating it with a smile.

Edward returned his step and shook his head, "Of course not. I'm just saying...you're usually so confident. What's changed? Are you scared that she might win?"

"No chance in hell of that happening." Emmett said, now turning to me, "Come on, Bella. Take it like a man; let's go."

"I'm a woman," I reminded him, but I still accepted the challenge by taking a step forward and joining him on the ground.

He put his arm in position and nodded towards me, signaling for me to meet his challenge.

I did so and Jasper acted as the announcer, "All right....We have Emmett and Bella in an arm wrestling contest. Taking bets--my money's on Bella--" Emmett grimaced, "--anyone else."

He looked around and no one responded; they just gathered around us, amused by what was taking place.

Jasper shrugged and said, "Okay...playing fair, Emmett--" Emmett rolled his eyes, "On your mark...ready, get set, GO!"

Emmett and I began pushing against one another's arms, using all our strength and determination against each other. He was so strong and for a second, I thought for sure I was doomed to lose. He would have me down any second now.

But, I looked to him to see him straining, struggling, and realized that most of the strength was coming from me, not him. How was that possible?

Everyone began cheering for who they were going for. I heard random voices and calls of encouragement for both of us, but I couldn't make out who was going for who. I heard Edward and Jasper call out my name several times, but I couldn't make out anything else; I was too focused on the task at hand.

Emmett's jaw tightened and his teeth were clenched as he readjusted his arm to make taking me down easier. "You can do this. Just find her weak spot and go for it. Get. Her. Down." Emmett couldn't have said that with his jaw that tight, but it was his voice I heard. How did he say that?

It was then that I realized he thought it. How was I reading Emmett's thoughts? It wasn't possible.

"Aha! Found it. Now...GO!"

Before he could act on it, I used every ounce of strength I could muster and slammed his arm down to the ground.

"WHAT?!" He yelled, confused. "HOW was that possible?"

"YES!! Bella, you did it!" Edward effortlessly scooped me off the ground by waist, hoisted me up, and spun me around excitedly. He kissed me while spinning me around, laughing simultaneously. "I knew you could do it."

He finally pulled away and set me down, still laughing.

Jasper was taunting Emmett in between laughs, "Aw-ha, what happened?" He broke off laughing, "That's a big--what was it?--6-0-0 you owe me."

"SHUT UP!!" Emmett said, jerking out of Jasper's grasp.

Even Rosalie was laughing at Emmett's reaction. She was covering her mouth with her hand so he couldn't see it, but it was only too obvious.

Edward noticed the look of confusion on my face and said, "Bella, what is it?"

Everyone else noticed and stopped arguing to look at me.

"Bella?" Edward repeated.

"I...I think I...read Emmett's thoughts." I said, looking now to Emmett.

He shifted uncomfortably in a sheepish manner, "Aw, damn it, Bella, I was just kidding. I didn't mean it."

"Mean what?" I asked, furrowing my eyebrows.

His eyes widened and he said, "What? What did you hear?"

"While we were...did you think: 'You can do this. Just find her weak spot and go for it. Get her down.'?"

"Yes," Both Emmett and Edward answered simultaneously.

"How did you--" Edward began, but I interrupted him, "Know that? I don't know. One minute I'm there just doing my thing, the next, Emmett's voice is in my head."

"Annoying, isn't it?" Edward joked and Emmett grimaced at him.

"How is this possible?" I asked Carlisle.

He shook his head, "Bella, I don't know everything. I know only what time and experience has taught me. I'm not sure what this means."

"What did it sound like?" Edward asked, taking my arms in his hands now and turning me to face him. "Bella?"

But, I couldn't hear him. I was now seeing something. Something that seemed to not be there, only it was. Like I shouldn't be seeing it yet, but somehow, I was being allowed to. Like one of Alice's premonitions:

I was sitting in a rocking chair, holding a baby, rocking it back and forth, shushing it.

Edward was sitting on the arm of the chair, with one arm around my shoulder, one around the baby. He was kissing my head and then he bent down and kissed the baby's head.

The baby was ours. Not adopted, but ours. I was holding our baby and Edward was sitting beside me, as always, loving me, loving us.

"I love you," he whispered to the baby and then he brought his hand up, lifted my face so my eyes would meet his, and he said, looking into my eyes, "And I love you, too."

"I love you," I said, before kissing him in response.


I snapped out of it to see Edward looking at me in concern and Jasper had his arm around Alice to be sure she was okay.

Alice looked at me and said, "Did you see--"

I nodded before she could finish her sentence. "What's happening to me?" I asked, trying not to get scared.

"I think I know what your power is." Carlisle said, as Jasper began sending out his calming waves.

I looked to Carlisle and he continued, "If I'm not mistaken...your power is to channel our powers through yourself. Only when you do it, it's that much stronger because of the strength of your mind."

"What do you mean?"

"You have all of our powers, magnified a thousand times, basically."

I felt the calm stronger now and I couldn't help myself. "Thanks, Jasper."

"I'm not doing it," he said, "That's you."

"That must be how you beat Emmett; you channeled his strength and made it your own." Carlisle said.

"I knew she couldn't beat me by herself," Emmett said, with a smug smile, "You almost had me, Bella. I'd like the 600 in cash, Jasper."

"What do you mean? Bella won fair and square. Yeah, she used her power to do it, but we never said that that would disqualify her." Jasper reminded him.

Emmett hung his head and muttered, "Damn it," under his breath.

While that was solved, one thing was not. My hand was trembling as I covered my mouth and looked to Alice.

Alice nodded, "Then, you saw my premonition, as well."

"What did you see?" Edward asked, looking to Alice.

Alice struggled to hide her excitement, "Why don't you tell them, Bella?"

Everyone looked to me and I lowered my hand and looked at Edward pleadingly, "Please...don't get mad."

He furrowed his eyebrows, "About what?"

"I'm pregnant."