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Should I be afraid?

Summary:
Demetri pays Bella a visit. Wouldn't you like to know what happens? Read.


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4. Chapter 4

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Before I knew it I was downstairs with Emmett. Edward had thought it best to leave me with him since Emmett was so strong. They had made it out of the house and were on their way in the direction of the scream in seconds. I figured I knew what was happening, but I wasn't sure. Before I was completely through with my thoughts, Emmett was out the door and running towards Carlisle's Mercedes which hadn't even made it to the driveway. I hadn't even heard it.

Carlisle had no intention of wasting time. He drove straight through the yard and barely stopped in time to avoid hitting the porch. It worried me. A lot. Everyone filed out of the car and ran into the house.

"Edward! Alice! What happened?"

"They did it." was all Alice managed to say before everyone, including me, was called into the kitchen.

"Alright. What do we do? This is an emergency." Carlisle was saying. I walked in and sat in Edward's lap. I needed to feel him to help with all this confusion.

"What happened?" I asked. "You can't keep this from me."

"The vampires attacked someone." Alice said flatly.

"Well?"

"Well what? We can't do anything right now. They outnumber us. And if we get involved right now, the Quilettes might link us with it and punish us, too."

I thought about this for a moment. "That means we have to talk to Jacob, doesn't it?"

"Yes, Bella. We will all be going out there today."

"Now." Emmett said.

"Emmett we can't-"

"Yes we can!"

Carlisle sighed and pushed himself away from the table. "Well then. We should leave."

"Bella, go get your things." Edward whispered into my ear. "As soon as we talk to Jacob, and I know what we are doing, me and you are going to Jacksonville."

I didn't feel like arguing. This would be an argument I was positive everyone would be against me on. I moved like a zombie from Edward's arms and into the hall for my bag. I slung it on my shoulder and followed the Cullens out of the house that I felt I would never see again.

Edward and I climbed into the Volvo, Alice, Rosalie, Carlisle and Esme in the Mercedes, and Emmett and Jasper followed in the Jeep.

The ride to Jacob's was quite, yet I could hear so much. All my sences seemed to be enhanced, upgraded. Everything around me was so clear. Of couse, I was on the look out for any sign of an enraged vampire that had violated the treaty. Also, every little sound startled me. Once, Edward cleared his throat, and I jumped as if I really had seen what I was so nervously looking for.

"Don't be nervous, Bella."

"I can't help but be."

"Nothing is going to go wrong, I promise." I didn't say anything. The quiet said enough.

We arrived at Jacob's house only to find that no one was home. This only angered Emmett more. He seemed more concerned about me than ever. I sat in the car watching the fast blurs that were my family zip around the house searching for any evidence of where they would be. I thought about Charlie's place, but if Charlie wasn't home than Billy and Jacob wouldn't be there. I began to panic. No one I knew was home. I waited for everyone to climb into their vehicle before I addressed Edward.

"Drive me to Angela's house."

"Why?"

"Because no one else is home and if Angela isn't home than we have to do something quick."

"Like what?What do you have in mind?"

"I don't know, Edward. This is nothing you are leaving me out of, though." he sighed an annoyed sigh, and I ripped my gaze from his tortured face to the land around me zooming by.

As we passed by the house where I had once bought motorcycles for a stupid reason, I noticed a figure standing at the edge of the forest with its back to the slick road.

"Edward." I choked out.

"I know. Wait here." He pulled the Volvo into the driveway, and everyone followed. They all got out and stood, staring at the pale figure that I could now tell it definitly wasn't human.

I then noticed a second figure laying on the ground, pitifully sprawled and whimpering. This one, I could see, was human.

"Please!! I beg you!! Don't do this!!!!" I couldn't make out whose voice this was, but it sounded as if it was a young man. He choked out whimpering cries as the vampire took slow steps towards the body crippled on the ground.

I could hear Edward make a low growl in his throat, and he walked backwards to the car. Without any noise, he opened the door and looked at me. "Bella, stay right here. Do not move." He slammed the door shut, and I heard the screaming. I wanted to turn, to see him winning the battle to save a life, but my body wouldn't allow it. All I could do was sit and listen to the sounds of the fight. I didn't know what was happening or who was winning. The new vampire was much bigger than any of them and Alice, poor Alice. She was the smallest and the weakest, but her ability was the most useful. I could picture her seeming to float as she dodged the movements she saw before they were made.

Before I knew it, it seemed as if the battle was already over. I didn't hear anything, but my body still wouldn't allow me to turn around. I finally managed to force it to, and as I turned, I gasped. I didn't see anything. My family wasn't standing there, the big vampire no longer stood over the lifeless body on the ground. I knew I wasn't supposed to get out of the car, but I was too worried to think about it. I slowly climbed out of the car, keeping my eyes locked on the edge of the forest where there had been a fight seconds ago. I wanted to scream, to call for Edward to come back so I could hear his vevlet voice telling me everything was ok. I couldn't. I couldn't find my voice, find even the strength to find my voice.

I began to panic, thinking of where they could've gone. The evil vampire could have started to run, and they must have chased after him. I didn't know what to do. Should I run after them? Wait here? I wondered how long it would take for them to take the vampire down. Would it be an effortless battle like with Victoria? I climbed into the driver side of the Volvo and just sat there. I lay my head on the steering wheel and cried. I had no idea what else to do. I could drive the car back to the house, but what if they came back. Alice would be able to see me, wouldn't she? She would know where I was and know I was safe.

I thought about it for a few minutes, then, suddenly the answer was so clear. I was a little ashamed I hadn't thought of it before. I quickly turned the key in the ingnition and backed out of the driveway. It was a little hard to do so since the other vehicles were parked behind it. I made my way out and turned the car in the direction of La Push. I knew Jacob wasn't home, but I was going to use his phone to call his cell he had recently bought in case of emergencies. I pushed the car to as fast as I could control it and made it there quicker than I thought I would. I ran into the house, thankful I knew where he kept a spare key, and found the phone. Jacob answered on the first ring.

"Jacob! Where are you?"

"I'm with the pack, Bella. Why? What's wrong?" I let out a sigh of relief. I was glad at least I knew where he was.

"Jacob, I really don't have time to explain. Please hurry, and I'll explain on the way."

"Bella, I-"

"Jake, this is serious. There is another vampire here." I heard him gasp.

"I'll be there in a few minutes, Bella. I'm bringing the rest of the pack with me."

"Ok. Please hurry. And, Jake?"

"Yes, Bella?"

"Be careful, Jake. I love you."

"I know." And then the phone was cut off and I stood there listening to the sound of the dial tone. Within seconds, I heard the sound of footsteps on the gravel outside the house. Jacob burst through the door, ducking his head to come through the door that was too short for him now. He took one look at the tragic look on my face and turned to everyone else. They still stood outside for the house was much too small for six seven feet tall teenage boys. I wondered what was going through Jacob's head, why he looked at me as if the world no longer existed.

Jacob grabbed my wrist and carried me out of the house. Everyone moved to the side, making room for us to get to the Rabbit. He seemed to be dragging me along because he moved so fast and I so slow. He had me in the car and strapped in before I had any chance to react.

"Tell me what it is." he said in a flat, angry tone.

"There is a vampire from Alice's past here. He has murdered a few humans, and we caught up to him while he was feeding. Charlie isn't home, and we don't know where he is, though his car is in the driveway."

"Where is your bloodsucker family now?" I didn't have time to acknowledge his rude comments.

"When we caught up to the vampire, they got out to fight him. They were there one minute, and then it was as if they had disappeared. I don't know where they are." Jacob began mumbling things to himself that I couldn't understand.

"Where did you see him?"

"Right up here." I pointed in the direction that I had last seen them.

"Oh my-" He must have caught sight of the body. I put my hand lightly on his arm. He stopped the car abrubtly and jumped out.

"Jacob!" I called, but he was already in wolf form, his clothes strewn behind him. "Jacob!" I called again. It was too late. I was alone again, sitting helplessly as my family and my best friend risked their lives. I couldn't take it anymore. I slammed the door as I turned in the direction of the forest. I wanted to run, but walked instead. The forest was so dark; I felt lost as soon as I walked through the first row of tall trees. "Jacob!"

"Bella?" I heard a voice behind me, but it wasn't Jacob. I turned to see an unfimilar face. "Ah, Isabella Swan."

"Who are you?"

"You don't know me? Oh, I'm hurt." he jutted his bottom lip out, intending to make a pouting face, but he looked too scary to look hurt.

"No, I don't know you." I was beginning to get curious.

He stepped from the shadows of the trees and let his hood fall back. He was pale, a vampire no doubt. He gave me a sly grin and then it hit me.
Demetri.
I was merely 2 feet away from my death, but I couldn't find the strength in my body to scream for help. My heart was pounding against my chest, skipping beats due to the rising fear. Demetri smiled again and laughed.
"In just no time at all, you won't have to worry about your heart anymore. It will be still and quiet. No trouble at all. Now, don't give me any trouble. I flew all this way to come and get you."
Another sly twitch of his lips,and he barred his teeth and lunged. He tore into my left shoulder, bringing so muchh pain, I felt dead already. I heard a scream echo through the trees, and it took me a moment to realize that it had escaped my lips. I hadn't noticed Demetri was no longer there. I was still feeling the sharp pain. I didn't wait around for him to return. I ran to one of the larger trees and held my breath. I waited, but still didn't hear any sign of him. I quickly pulled out the little silver phone Edward had given me for emergencies and dialed the number. The operator explained that the number I had dialed was no longer in service hand I hung up. I must have pushed a wrong button in my hurry. I dialed again, this time getting it right, and listened. Alice answered.

"Alice! Where are you?"

"We're right outside Seatle. He ran so we followed. We have him cornered, but we can't take action yet. What's wrong?"

"Alice, Demetri is here. He bit me." I heard a sharp gasp come from her end of the phone and then all I heard was the sound of the dial tome. It was a monotous sound, seeming to get louder as I continued to hold the phone to my ear.