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When you didn't die

Summary:
New Moon AU: Alice never told Rosalie that Bella jumped, and so Edward never knew, and didn't go running off to the Volturi. Alice, however, still went to check on Bella. Starts during New Moon, when Charlie's at the funeral and Bella and Jake are at the kitchen table. Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!


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2. In which Alice and Jasper tell us of the tricks of Emmet.

Rating 5/5   Word Count 944   Review this Chapter

“Bella!” He exclaimed, immediately by my side. “You wouldn’t believe how much I’ve wanted to come and apologize! I’m terribly sorry for being the cause of…this.” Before I knew it, he had wrapped his arms around me in a bear hug that I had accustomed to Emmet.

“Jasper, it’s…great to see you! I missed all of you so much. Don’t blame yourself; it’s just your instincts to take a bite out of humans. You seem to be doing well now,” I mentioned, noticing how my proximity didn’t seem to darken his eye color.

Alice smiled lightly. “See what I told you? She doesn’t blame any of us.” Her laugh was nearly silent, yet it still rang like bells.

“Bella, you’re too forgiving,” Jasper said disapprovingly, yet his eyes twinkled with merriment. “Besides, I’m only better because I’ve learned how much I need to hunt. Did you know that for this night with you, I had to drink three caribou?”

“Oh, I’m…sorry, for the inconvenience?” Jasper’s laugh was easy to catch, soon I was giggling madly.

Alice stiffened, then relaxed. “Charlie’s going to wake up soon. Jasper, you’d better wait at home, we’ll meet you soon.”

Jasper smiled at me, kissed Alice sweetly, and then bounded out the open window, where the color showed that it would be a gray morning.

I drifted back into sleep, only to be woken soon by Alice. “Come on, Charlie’s gone! Let’s go to my house…unless you had plans?”

“Nope,” I clambered out of bed. “Just let me have a human moment,” I said unthinkingly, reaching for the door. It took my mind a moment to process what I had just said, and the memories it entitled.

I fell to the floor, clutching at the hole in my chest.

”Bella?” Alice’s voice was frantic. “Bella, what is it? Are you okay? Please, Bella, what’s wrong?”

“Sorry,” I gasped between the racking sobs. “It’s just…That’s what I always s-said,” I pushed myself up and out of the door, rushing down the hallways and into the bathroom.

After letting the tears consume me for a moment, they slowed. I glanced in the mirror. Ugh. I really needed a shower. Once I had let the steaming water calm me down, I dressed quickly, running a brush through my tangled hair and quickly brushing my teeth.

“Sorry about…before,” I said softly to Alice once I had gotten down stairs.

She looked at me, concern in her eyes. “It’s alright. You know, I’m not sure if you should come over today. Maybe you could spend some time with…the werewolf. I know you like him,” She made a face as she said werewolf.

“No, Alice, I’m fine! I can see Jake tomorrow. Let’s go!” I said, letting my voice fill will enthusiasm.

We went over to the Cullen’s huge mansion, where the polished and clean furniture gave no hint that it was out of use for a few months. Jasper had obviously done some work while we were at my house.

For hours, Jasper and Alice quizzed me all about my boring life, and I told them everything…almost. I didn’t really feel the need to tell them how close Jacob and I were, or what it was that could happen between us.

In return, Jasper shared with me the hundreds of new jokes and pranks Emmet had learned. His face crinkled in distaste as he spoke of them, clearly having been on the receiving end of some of these pranks.

The Cullen phone rang, causing me to look up, seeing the light fading from the sky. “Oh, crap! I have to get home!”

Alice ran to the phone. “Yes?” She answered. “NO! I cannot be-LIEVE it!” That was all I understood before her speech was unintelligible.

“A-Alice?” I asked, nervous.

“Bella,” She stated, looked deep into my eyes. I suppose you could say she was dazzling me. “I really am sorry, alright? I never wanted this to happen…those shoes I ordered for you yesterday? Well, Rose intercepted them and gave them to Tanya. I really am sorry…”

Jasper burst out laughing. “Alice! You’re so…I love you!” After glaring at Jasper, Alice took me out to the car and drove me home.

“Alright, Bella. We’ll stay for one more day. But then…we should get going. We can’t let the other residents of Forks see us. Alright? No going crazy on me,” She smiled weakly at me as she tucked me into bed that night.

I sighed and closed my eyes. “Okay, Alice…I think I’ll be fine. But you swear, you’ll be here when I need you, ‘k?”

Alice beamed at me. “Bella, Bella, Bella… I will always be there for you, okay? Now go to sleep, you little human.” I smacked her on the arm (which gave me a bruise) then snuggled into my blankets.

My dreams were peaceful, unlike the world I lived in. In my dream-world, Victoria was merely an evil memory, while the place where my body lay asleep, she was an ever present monster waiting to strike.


***

The day of their departure was not a happy one. I was missing school, but it wasn’t like I cared.

Instead of making it drawn out and holding them in Forks, I smiled sadly. “Bye, guys. I’m really going to miss you.”

Alice hugged me hard, definitely bruising my ribs, and then Jasper hugged me gently, patting me on the back.

“Call me if you need anything. I’ll be watching,” Alice said, tapping her head. The two vampires looked at me for a moment, then hopped into the car and pealed out of the driveway.