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Side Effects

What if Bella's only side effect after being bitten by James wasn't only a scar? What if she had a few more things to worry about?


1. Chapter 1

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Bella POV

I had been back from the hospital for three days now and I was back in Forks. Edward and Alice were taking great care of me. Edward being more overprotective than need be. Alice was helping me get dressed every morning because of my broken leg. She enjoyed this because I now, was forced to be her personal Barbie. At this very moment she was planning my get up.

"What do you think, the blue or the red blouse?" Alice asked me with a perplexed look on her face. Both blouses were long sleeved and V-necked, but the red one was covered in sequins, so I quickly thought up an excuse to wear the blue one.

"The blue one, Edward loves me in blue." I rapidly shot out. That seemed to please Alice so she put the red blouse back in my closet and started dressing me in the blue.

Alice then carried me down the stairs and into the kitchen to get breakfast. She placed me on the chair where Edward always sat, and grabbed a bowl, cereal, milk, and a spoon and placed them in front of me. I poured myself breakfast and took a bite.

"This is disgusting!" I said while spitting the food back into my bowl.

"What? Why?"

"It tastes like dirt!"

Alice let out a little chuckle and said "Welcome to our world." She grabbed my bowl and dumped it into the sink.

"Hey beautiful." The velvety soft voice came from behind me and made me jump.

"Edward! Your here!" Ever since the accident I had been a little to clingy. Edward enjoyed my new found enthusiasm and walked over, picked me up, and gave me a kiss.

"Bella, you need to eat something." He said in the sweetest voice possible.

"I don't want to though, it tastes like dirt." This made Edward smile my favorite crooked smile and he put me back down. Then all of a sudden he went rigid and looked at Alice with a stern look on his face.

The doorbell rang and Alice went to get it. "Hey is Bella here?" I heard the familiar voice from the door. It was Jacob.

"Yeah, she is busy right now though." Alice said icily.

"It will only be a minute."


He came striding through the hallway into the kitchen with that huge smile of his on his face.

"Oh, Bella, you look awful." Jake said.

"Nice to see you to Jake." I said with a laugh.

"Oh, no, I didn't mean it like that Bella." He said with remorse in his eyes. "I-I just meant..."

"I know what you meant Jake." I said "I was just joking."

Jake came over to hug me and when he did I got the most fowl scent in my nose. "Whoa, Jake, what have you been doing? You reek!" He looked at me with an offended look in his eye and I immediately felt guilty. Edward did laugh at this comment though. Alice, on the other hand, looked at me with complete shock and concern. Edward noticed this look and his eyes went onyx. Ignoring both of them, I tried to fix my problem with Jake.

"Oh I'm so sorry, I didn't mean that. It's just...you smell different." I tried to say as convincingly as I possibly could.

"Its okay, Bella. I am just going to go now, though. I hope you feel better." Jake said and left.

"Bella, I think we should go back to our house now." Alice said trying to cover up the worry in her voice but did not succeeded.

"Why? What's wrong?" I ask going into panic mode.

"Nothing Bella. Nothing is wrong. Just calm down." Edward says in a soothing voice while grasping me in his iron tight hold.

"No something is wrong. I saw Alice's look at me, and I saw your eyes go black! So don't tell me nothing is wrong, when something is wrong!" I say on the verge of tears.

"Bella, Bella, calm down. Everything is okay." Edward says clutching me even tighter and rubbing the back of my hair. "We just want to ask Carlisle a couple of things."

I lifted up my head to see if Edward was lying, but his eyes didn't give anything away but sincerity, so I decided it was okay to leave.

We got into the Volvo and Edward drove us back to his house. The whole car ride was silent and a bit awkward. When we finally reached their house, Edward was at my door in an instant, picked me up out of my seat, and ran me inside. I was surprised to see what room he ran me into though, it was Carlisles' office.

He put me down on the couch and sat down beside me rubbing circles on the back of my hand. Then Alice walked in with Carlisle and Alice sat down on my other side.