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La Tua Cantante

Summary:
As usual, this will come in two parts: Edward's pov and Bella's, but the first is always Bella's. I got this idea from watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Angel got shot with a poisoned arrow and has to drink Buffy's blood to survive. This is pretty much mid-Eclipse and the Volturi infected Edward with a disease called "Distruzione" (Italian for "Destruction") which only affects vampires and he will die unless he drinks the blood of his la tua cantante, which is Bella. This is just more hardships for Edward and Bella to fight through, but as always, they fight it together and never give up.


Notes:
There are some adult-themed situations, so unfortunately this fanfic will have to be rated Adult instead of Everyone. Sorry to my younger fans, but please, exercise caution when reading this fanfic. It will get extremely detailed.


7. Chapter 7: Instability

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I felt Edward lay me down on a cold, hard surface as

I was coming to. A surgical table? The bitter cold of it stung my wounds, both open and closed. The burns on my body from Jacob and the contrast of the blistering hot to the bitter cold was almost unbearable. I let out a cry of agony before mumbling, "Edward," only to discover the nauseating taste of blood in my blood.

My mouth was still filled with blood - so full that I had no choice but to swallow it. The awful aftertaste of it made me gag involuntarily. I only got rid of most of it, but there was still blood in my mouth - in between my teeth, in the back of my throat, underneath my tongue - it was everywhere. I wanted to cry because of it, but I couldn't the strength to even do that.

"Bella," Edward answered, concerned.

"Edward?" Why couldn't I see him? My eyes were burning from the endless tears I had cried. They burned so bad that I couldn't open my eyes - it burned too much.

"Bella." I used all my strength to reach out towards the voice with my hand. I felt his cool hand meet with mine and our fingers naturally entwined. He pulled my hand to his lips and kissed it repeatedly.

"Edward...what's going on? What...happened?"

"Shhh..." He touched his fingers to my lips. "Don't talk. It's ok. Everything will be ok." His voice betrayed his intentions to calm me, though. I could hear the nervous anxiety and anger behind his words.

"I just...I can't...I can't believe that he...that Jacob would do that. He loves her; why would he want to hurt her?" Carlisle sounded a if he was merely shocked.

"Yes, it's unbelieveable, I GET that!" Edward said coldly. "Now let's do something about it!"

"Of course, of coures," Carlisle sounded as if Edward had just spoken to him in the calmest of tones with his reponse. "I'm sorry. Let's check for internal bleeding. If she is, that needs to be dealt with first. Then, I'll get an IV going. I just need to - where are you going?"

Edward had let go of my hand and I heard him stopm off. "I'M going to go deal with Jacob! I will NOT let him get off so easy after this. He's gone too far."

"Edward, don't. Please. Emmett will take him to jail and will let Charlie deal with him."

"NO! Don't ask me to do this! Look at what he did to Bella! I cannot let this go!"

"I understand, Edward, but it will be dealt with accordingly. This is not our place to decide his punishment. You want revenge, but I DEMAND justice and you going after him doesn't make you any better than he is."

"Do you really think I care about that right now?"

"You're not thinking clearly. I won't let you do this."

I heard a crash followed by an angry growl from Edward.

"Edward." It was Jasper.

"Jasper, get the HELL out of here, NOW."

"No, I'm fine, Edward. I'm not going anywhere. Bella needs me. And you do, too."

"All I need is for you to let. me. go!" I could feel Jasper's calming effects fill the room and I allowed it to consume me, no longer listening to what was going on. All the pain I was feeling, the fear, the confusion - it all melted away in that instant and I knew that everything would be okay.

"Jasper..." It was Carlisle's voice. "Can you take him out of here, please? He doesn't need to see this."

I heard no protests from Edward as Jasper clearly obliged. I felt Carlisle's hand on mine as he said, softly, "No need to worry, Bella. Everything will be fine...go on to sleep. We'll wake you when it's all over."

"No...." I tried to protest, but even as I did so, I felt myself slip into the welcoming depths of unconsciousness. It didn't take the pain away, but it did diminish it, made it just a little more bearable. I came in and out of consciousness randomly, sometimes hearing nothing, other times hearing Carlisle's instructions, but feeling nothing.

"No signs of internal bleeding....,"

"Don't forget to sterilize that wound...,"

"...wearing off, get some more Morphine..."

"...mild concussion, some hemmorhaging, shattered bones in her hand, shoulder, and her skin has been crushed. He tore through some muscle tissue, ruptured some blood veseels, and almost ruptured the femoral artery, but thank God we saved her in time...,"

"Jasper?" Silence. "Do you need to leave?" "No."

His voice was strained, though. "I'll be fine. I can...handle it."

"Are you sure?" Silence again.

"Yes. I can do this. I want to help. I NEED to help."

Then, I fell unconscious one final time, hoping desperately it was almost over.