Aliens and Vampires...What's the world coming to?
Contains spoilers for Breaking Dawn and The Host Bella's been a wife, mother and vampire for nine years...Wanda's been a welcome alien among the human resistance for little over a year....what happens when they meet? Post-Breaking Dawn and post-The Host.
This is finished, but for some reason my computer won't let me tick the completed box....
7. Chapter Seven
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Almost everyone trudged outside into the moonlight to watch the vampires play. We were all curious to see them in action. I held tightly to Ian's hand as the vampires separated into teams; Bella, Edward and Carlisle on one, Jasper, Alice, Rosalie and Emmett on the other. I was curious to see where Esme would go, and Jacob and Renesme, but Esme paused with the gathering of humans and me.
"I umpire," she explained with a small, fond smile. "They love to cheat. I keep them honest." As she was talking, I was watching the other vampires spread out. They moved so fast...yet I got the feeling they weren't exerting themselves. I stiffened in shock when a gigantic russet wolf stepped out of the cave, but then I saw Renesme on its back and realised it must be Jacob. Which team would they be joining, then? Renesme dropped a pile of clothes beside Esme as Jacob sprang from a crouch into a swift lope, easily running out to where Edward was on the outfield. I guessed they would be on that team, then. A low rumble, like that of thunder, reached my ears, and Carlisle took his place in the centre of the bases. Emmett was up to bat.
Carlisle threw the ball so fast I couldn't see it, and Emmett swung the bat. The sound of the bat hitting the ball was enormous. I looked in the same direction Bella did, and saw Edward leap up in the air to catch the ball. I felt my jaw drop at how high he could jump.
"Out," Esme called calmly, and a grumbling Emmett slouched back to where Alice and Rosalie were waiting. Jasper was already at the home plate. Bella was catcher, and I saw her hand dart to the side to catch the ball as it shot past Jasper.
"Strike," Esme called, and Bella lobbed the ball back to Carlisle. I saw Renesme slide off Jacob's back in the outfield, and wondered why. Then I heard the deafening crack again and saw him dart away, chasing the ball. I giggled. It reminded me of something I'd seen in Mel's memories; a man playing 'Fetch' with his dog. Jasper darted around the bases, and I saw Edward running towards him with the ball somehow now in his hand just before they collided.
"Out," Esme called, and I wondered how she could know. Jasper disentangled himself from Edward and scowled.
"Aww! Come on, Esme..." Emmett began, but Edward growled. I could hear it from here. Jasper used Edward's distraction to lift him up and throw him easily towards Bella. I expected a collision, but Edward landed lightly on his feet beside her, scowling at Jasper. Esme sighed and shook her head, smiling. The rest of the ones playing were grinning too.
"Oh, come on, Dad! Let's get on with the game!" Renesme called, and after kissing Bella lightly on the cheek he darted back out to the outfield with Jacob and Renesme.
This was the strangest baseball game I'd ever seen...Edward's team won. He was the fastest runner, and Jacob was really good on the outfield. I could hear Emmett grumbling about being cheated, but no one payed any attention to him bar Rosalie. I saw Jacob, still a wolf, duck inside the cave entrance, and Renesme followed after picking up his clothes. It was then I realised why he had been the only one not fully dressed; why bother with clothes when he had to carry them around as a wolf? When Jacob reappeared, human again with Renesme by his side, Emmett spoke up from where he stood with his arm around Rosalie's shoulders. His eyes were shining.
"So what do you think of vampire and werewolf baseball?" he asked. Melanie was the one to respond. I found myself smiling too. He was like a big teddy-bear...I saw Edward start to laugh quietly and for a moment wondered why.
"I think you'd own us at soccer!" Mel laughed. Admittedly, about six of the humans here were almost pro's at soccer, but they had nothing on the vampires.
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