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Daunting Thank you, Marauder by Midnight, for the banner 3rd and last story in the 'Life in Love' series Sequal to 'Possibilities' "This is what we have been waiting for. This was the formidable fight. This was something that I wasn’t sure we were even going to win. Each pair of daunting red eyes stared back at me, filled with hope that they would win. Hoping, just like us, that they would live."

Disclaimer-I'm not Stephenie Meyer-end of story

7. No Place Like Home

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“Hello, Alice.” Edward flipped the phone open quickly, driving over 100mph. I listened to their conversation.

“Edward-I’m sorry to interrupt, but you know I wouldn’t unless it’s important, right?” Alice asked him.

“Yes, Alice-of course.” He nodded.

“I have gotten 3 new visions, all of Bella. They are all stills….unfortunately. But they aren’t burned-I could see all of the still pictures perfectly.” She explained. Edward stiffened,

“Go on.” He encouraged her; suddenly wary about what he might hear.

I could almost picture her shaking her head, “You need to come home right away. I don’t know how long it will take you at the moment since I honestly can’t see where you are-I had a vision of a street sign saying ‘Lost Road’ but-” Alice said.

“Yes, I’d rather not get into that fiasco. Why do we need to come home so early?” he asked her.

“Bella…in all three of the visions…well, she was hurt, Edward. And because it’s in a forest, I have no idea when it will happen, let alone where. Only that it looked like it was raining. I don’t like her being away from us-she was by herself. And Edward, it wasn’t like a broken ankle type of ‘hurt’. It looked like 12 vampires pounced on her.” Alice said quickly. I cringed.

“We will be there by nightfall.” He shut the cell phone quickly and threw it into the cup holder with restrained force.

“Every time there is a storm I could stay inside the house.” I offered quietly.

“Sweet-I promise you I will never leave you alone. Those visions won’t come true.” He vowed. I stayed quiet, but I un-wrapped Edward’s right hand from his too tight of grip on the steering wheel. I held his hand and kissed it gently.

“I know.” I whispered. I wasn’t quite sure, though. I knew Alice’s visions were never fully set in stone-the future could change as easily as Forks weather-but I still wasn’t comforted.

After a few hours of silence I was starting to feel un-easy. My stomach hadn’t felt this way since I had the stomach flu a few years ago. It felt as though I was going to…I don’t know…vomit. I didn’t like the feeling at all. I moved my knee up and down nervously as I hoped that this feeling would pass. It was only getting worse though.

“Edward,” I began, “Vampires, can’t, you know, get the stomach flu or something, right?” I asked him. He looked at me funny,

“No, we are immune to any sickness of any kind.” He explained. I looked down at my feet,

“oh.” I muttered. I really felt like I wanted to throw up. I didn’t eat any human food at all. So why was I feeling this way?

“Bella-do you feel like you’re going to be sick?” he asked, concerned. He slowed down the car slightly. Maybe I even looked like I was going to be sick as well.

“Edward,” I said quickly, “Pull over!” I exclaimed urgently. He swerved to the side of the road and stopped from 90mph to 0 in a second. The Volvo squealed its tires in protest before coming to a full stop. He unlocked the car door from a control next to him and I flung myself out of the car.

I heard him get out of the car and shut his door, walking quickly towards me. He put his arm around me as I suddenly bent over and felt my stomach lurch. It was the most horrible feeling in the world. I coughed and threw up again as Edward held my hair back.

I groaned and stood up, clutching my stomach as I turned around to face him.

“You threw up venom, Bella.” He told me, looking down. He was concerned, and I think the worst part for him is that there wasn’t anything he could possibly protect me from.

“That’s not normal, right?” I knew the answer.

“No.” he shook his head, helping me into the car again. Luckily, the feeling was gone.

“Maybe it was just a…onetime thing.” I suggested as he was going over 100 again.

“Bella, I don’t know what that was. We need to talk to Carlisle as soon as we get back. Alice can wait a few extra minutes.” He told me. I nodded, closing my eyes and leaning my head against the cold window.

“Some trip-that lasted for hardly 2 days.” Emmett greeted us at the door. Edward put down our bags by the bottom of the stairs. “Remeber-Rose and I were in Africa for at least 4 months. Now that’s a trip.”

“How was Lost Road?” Jasper snickered. Edward rolled his eyes,

“How do you know about that?” he asked.

“My loving wife may have mentioned something about where you both were-but the best part is that it wasn’t even showing up on Google maps.” Jasper chuckled.

“Well we obviously knew where we were.” I lied, but it was convincing enough to shut Jasper and Emmett up. Edward smiled at me-it would just be our secret that we got lost on Lost Road.

“Carlisle, can we talk to you?” Edward asked him, for he had just walked out of Eleazar’s office, which Eleazar was nice enough to let him use for his work; Carlisle got a job as a doctor at the local hospital. Esme used their bedroom as part of her office-it mostly had information dealing with her past and present houses; blue prints, pictures, locations etc.

“Of course.” He nodded, following us back into the office.

“I’ll just wait then.” Alice called after us. She seemed rather peeved-obviously she didn’t have a vision of what happened.

“Thanks Alice.” I said before Carlisle shut the door. He turned to us,

“What seems to be the problem?” Carlisle asked Edward. I sat down in a chair.

“Bella got sick on the way back-she threw up venom.” It was a disgusting topic to talk about but I wanted to get some answers. If there was something freakishly wrong with me it would be nice to know what it was.

“She threw up venom?” Carlisle asked him. He nodded, sitting down next to me.

“The only possibility I can come up with on the spot is that she ate human food.” He picked up a book that looked rather old and flipped through the pages. When a vampire ate human food, they had to cough it back up-we didn’t have the digestive systems for it.

“I didn’t eat anything.” I shook my head. I don’t know why I would-it tasted horrible. I had only tried eating human food once-a piece of chocolate cake before we left from our honeymoon. Edward had warned me-I didn’t listen. That was the last time I ever even touched food.

“Is there anything in the book?” Edward asked him.

“No, just the food theory, which we just ruled out.” Carlisle shook his head. I looked questioningly up at him. He explained,

“This is a book that I’ve been adding to over the years. It’s all about our kind. I learned a lot of health related things from the Volturi when I was in Italy-but even they haven’t come across a situation like this.” He said.

“Maybe it was just some weird thing that only happens once.” I shrugged. I was feeling tired-that’s never happened before either.

“Perhaps…I honestly cannot give you any answers. If it happens again, let me know. I’m so sorry I don’t know what’s wrong, but I will research it a little bit-maybe call the Volturi to see if they have had any new information about this in the last few years.” Carlisle said to us.

“Thank you, Dad.” Edward said to him. he nodded,

“Of course.” I smiled a thank you and walked out of the office, Edward following behind me.

“I was wondering why I had a vision of you getting sick-it was weird. Well, I suppose that explains some things.” Alice murmured, greeting us at the door.

“yes.” I nodded to her, putting my hand on my forehead. I was feeling queasy again, almost like I was going to faint. I shrugged the feeling off and forced my feet to follow Alice and Edward up the stairs.

“We need to take some precautions because of this vision, Edward.” Alice said to him in a-matter-of-factly tone of voice.

He nodded, “was there any more visions?” he asked her. She shook her head,

“No, nothing but one. I’ve been looking, but I need to take a tiny break. My head is starting to hurt.” She explained.

“Of course, Alice.” He nodded, “sometimes I forget I am asking a lot of you. I’m so sorry.” He apologized to her.

“It’s okay Edward. But we do need to talk about that new one I saw. It’s not so good.” She said to him as we were still walking up the steps. I was going rather slowly. I continued to listen to them talk. Alice shared the vision with him in her head.

“I see. But why would Aro-?” Edward started to ask Alice before he turned around to look at me. I was seeing weird shimmery spots on the outside of my eyes, it was closing in though. My vision became blurry, and then that fainting feeling was worse than ever.

I felt my legs collapse on the steps as I started to roll down them. With a thud I landed at the bottom of the stairs, and then I saw black.