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Another Day, Another Destinity

Summary:
Bella Is ready. Ready to marry Edward, and ready to become as beautiful and immortal as he is. However, with the releasing of a propchey, and the arrival of a new coven, Bella and Edward must face new dangers, and they begin to realize that everyone has trials to face. Excert from later chapter:Edward grinned. “Looks like we have to save the world again.”“Not the world,” Alice corrected.“Just Forks,” I said.


Notes:
Before you ask, I kind of deleted this while I was posting chapter five, so I'm just going to repost everything (Thank goodness I saved all the chapters). If I happen to find this the next day, safe and sound, I'll just delete thisversion, and let everyone else read the last version.


5. Chapter 5: Midnight Battle

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Chapter 5: Midnight Battle

“Are you sure about this?” Alice asked.

Jasper nodded. “Sam said there was an old tribal temple in the woods; the only problem is finding it.”

“I think out current problem is the fact that there’s not much daylight left,” Edward pointed out. “I have a feeling that we should go back.”

“Nonsense!” Emmett called. “What’s the worst that could happen?”

“Famous last words.” I muttered. Edward chortled, and I rested my head on his shoulder.

We had left the house shortly after the contents of a prophecy that had probably been the reason for the arrival of a new coven had been revealed. Jasper had called Sam, asking about old tribal sites, and Sam had mentioned one about a day’s march from Forks. Now, we were walking through the forest, our excuse being a pre-marital camping trip.

When we arrived at the site, it was only to find that it was ruined, overgrown with weeds and home to forest animals. Fortunately, Sam had said there was another one on the other side of the Olympic mountain range. The only problem had been getting there.

Jasper had fallen back to where Edward and I were. “You weren’t kidding about going back, were you,” he said. “I can sense that you feel worried about something, and you’re tense.”

“I just don’t like the fact that we’re traveling in a dark forest at night.” Edward muttered. “Also, Bella looks tired.”

I had a feeling Edward was thinking that ‘tired’ was a bit of an understatement. My eyelids were starting to droop and I was losing my grip. Edward caught me before I fell to the ground, and stood me up.

“You really need to rest.” Edward insisted.

“I’ll be fine,” I muttered, staring bleary-eyed into Edward’s eyes.

He picked me up and cradled me next to his body, despite it being so cold.

“You don’t mind, do you?” he whispered, smiling my favorite crooked smile.

I shook my head. “Not as long as I’m with you.” I mumbled.

“Although I’d feel a lot better if you could sleep in a tent,” Edward said. “Jasper, you should consider stopping for the night.”

“I think we’re almost there.” Jasper said.

Suddenly, as if the world had stopped, Edward froze, I felt his arms grow tense, and I could almost sense that something was wrong.

“Edward, what is it?” I asked.

“Edward!” Alice called. “Get Bella out of here, now! The other coven’s coming!”

Jasper glanced around. “No,” he whispered. “They’re already here.”

As if in answer to Jasper’s words, a figure leaped from the trees above us, and landed by the path.

The man from Newton’s strolled over to Jasper, smirking. I felt Edward’s arms wrap themselves tighter around me.

“I don’t mean any harm,” the other vampire told Jasper. “All I want is the girl in your friend’s arms.”

Edward snarled, and his body trembled in anger as he defended me.

“I have a better idea,” Emmett said. He stood next to the other vampire. “Leave Bella alone,” and as Emmett said this, he punched the other vampire, “and don’t come back to bother us again!”

“I’m terribly sorry, but she comes with us, or I get the rest of my friends to help me…persuade you.” He smiled, and I saw that his eyes were glowing red, as if he had just finished hunting.

“Last chance,” he said. “The girl, or my friends.”

Edward stared at me for a moment, and I saw the answer in his eyes before he even spoke it.

“Never.”

As Edward spoke, three other figures jumped from the trees above. Alice took off after one, and Emmett ran after the other two, leaving Jasper and Edward to fight the first one.

Jasper turned to Edward. “Get her out of here, Edward. You know the way. Go!”

“Go, if you want,” the other vampire whispered. “However, my friends know the way, too.”

As he said this, the rest of his coven appeared from the trees.

Jasper attacked, throwing himself at one that was sneaking up on Edward. At that moment, Alice and Emmett appeared. Emmett started wrestling with two at once, while Alice slammed one against a tree, and began ripping at her captive. Then, Rosalie appeared from among the trees, like a ghost, screaming a terrible, high-pitched oath that I couldn’t hear, but made Edward flinch as he ran off the path into the woods

Edward set me gingerly behind a large, tall oak tree, and curled up next to me.

“I’m staying here with you,” he whispered. “I don’t want anything bad to happen. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I did.”

“But, what about Alice, Emmett and Jasper?” I asked.

Edward smiled his crooked smile. “I didn’t tell you this, but Rosalie was following us about a mile behind. Alice had seen her coming.”

It had started to rain, and Edward stared at me with his topaz eyes. He was lying in the grass beneath the tree, his head resting against the base of the trunk. I placed my hand on his shoulder, and then leaned into his body. I felt his arms wrap around me and my eyes closed as I breathed in his delicious scent.

“You smell good in the rain.” I murmured.

“So do you,” Edward whispered. “But I have a feeling you already knew that.”

I rested my head against his chest, and fell asleep while he kept watch, his arm curled protectively around my waist.

~~~~~~******~~~~~~

Alice was sitting across from me when I opened my eyes. It felt like my hair was plastered to my head, and my clothes were stuck to my body. I sat up, and stretched, yawning.

Edward smiled warmly at me. “You look so beautiful,” he whispered.

Alice smiled softly. “There was no chance of them getting you, but I’m glad Edward got you out of the way.”

“That isn’t what worries me,” Jasper said. “I’m more worried about the fact that they may come back, even though Alice got one.”

We turned toward the path we’d been on, and saw the dismembered head of a female vampire with short platinum blonde hair and a pale, pointed face. Her eyes were still a bright red, and reflected the fire that was devouring her body.

“How long do we have until they try again?” Edward asked Alice. I heard a note of worry in his voice.

“Alice closed her eyes for a moment. “A few hours, maybe a day, seeing as they just lost a member. If we run, we can lose them.”

Edward turned to me. “You’ll have to ride on my back for a bit, love.”

I took his hand. “I’m glad you asked.”