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The Last Element

Summary:
Weeks before Bella's graduation, Alice has a vision of 3 vampires wanting something to do with Bella. Days after Bella's graduation, she is turned and troubles arise.


Notes:
Disclaimer: I do not own the books Twilight or New Moon. They belong to Stephenie Meyer. Nor do I own the characters!
Hi. This is my first fanfic for this book. So suggestions are appriciated greatly. **Edit** 1-25-07 I realize that I did not go into much detail about the 3 mysterious vampires, but as the story progresses, I will explain their features much more clearly. That was just a vision. I am so sorry for not updating Chapter 4. I reccently had 2 friends killed in a car wreck. I'm not really up to posting anything right now, but after the funerals, I will. I'm terribly sorry for the wait. Please forgive me.


7. Chapter 7-- The Flea Bag

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Edward's POV

I pulled up the driveway and parked the car, half expecting the visitor to jump us, but I saw no one. I scanned the area as Bella and I got out of the car. When I gave her a nod, I watched her run off behind the house. I waited until she was out of sight to go into the house.

I opened the front door and saw Carlisle, Emmett, and Jasper sitting on the couch in front of him. I didn't have to see his face to know who it was. I had heard his thoughts and they were all about Bella.

I tried to restrain myself from leaping after him and attacking him. I walked over and stood beside the couch where Carlisle was sitting. I glared at Jacob Black, watching his every move. He glared right back at me, blocking his thoughts.

'Where are Esme, Alice, and Rose?'
'They are safe upstairs. If we need them they'll come.'
'What is he doing here, Carlisle?'

'He wants to see Bella,Edward.If he knows that we've turned her then he'll know that-'
'The treaty is broken and we'll be at each others' throats.'
'So let him know! We can take him!'
Intruded Emmett.
'Butt out, Emmett.'
The sudden calm emotion swept through me. I relaxed a bit, but gave a low growl.

'Cut that out, Jasper.'
'We all just need to relax. Let Jacob speak and tell him that Bella is not avaliable, Carlisle stated.
'Sounds simple,' said Emmett.
'Not when Jacob calls his dog buddies to inspect the whole house for Bella.'
'Those little pups are no match against us, Edward. We could destroy them all if we wanted to.'
'Destroying them is out of the question, Emmett. If they don't know that Bella is one of us, we can still pretend that she is human and make them believe that we have not defied what the treaty says. If we attack them if they believe that we have done nothing to Bella, we'll be at war.No bloodshed,Emmett
,' Carlisle calmly stated.
'Let's just get this flea bag out of here,' Emmett snarled.

"What do you want, Jacob?" I demanded angrily.
"I want to see Bella. To make sure she's alright."

"She's unavailable, Jacob. But I swear to you that she is unharmed," Carlisle said.
"I'd like to see for myself, Dr. Cullen, if you don't mind."

"Actually, I mind. A lot really. I don't think Bella wants to see you," I said, "You know how badly she wanted to be friends with you. But I don't think you're quite strong enough to be friends with someone who's in love with a... what was it? "Bloodsucker"?"

'Don't provoke him, Edward.'

Jacob clenched his jaw and said, "Let me see her. I want to apologize to her."
"I'm afraid I can't let you do that," I said while taking a step closer to him. Jacob stood tightening his hands "Damn it, I'm not leaving until I see her," He shouter.

"There will be no swearing in this house, Jacob Black," Esme said. All the males turned and saw Esme coming down the stairs. Jasper, Emmett, and Carlisle stood as Esme walked into the room. She gracefully walked over and stood next to me. She carefully put a restraining hand on my shoulder and looked at Jacob.

"In your house you might be able to curse and scream until you get your way, but not here. You are on our turf and in our house and you will respect the rules we have here," She started, " These men have kindly assured you that Bella is well and unharmed. We will not allow you to see her because of your behavior. Bella is safe in out care, you don't need to worry. We assume all responsibility of Bella."

Jacob glared at Esme and said through gritted teeth, "She'd be safer with me."

"You'll have to kill me first before Bella joins your group of flea bags!" I yelled.
Jacob had a sinister grin and replied, " That could be arranged."

I took another step forward and snarled at him. Emmett and Jasper grabbed my arms and pulled me back.

'He's not worth it, Edward! Just let it go.' Emmett pleaded.
'The hell I will,' I screamed.

Carlisle stepped forward and cleared his throat and said, "Jacob, please leave. Your presence is no longer welcome here."
"Yeah, I'm leaving. Don't see what Bella sees in you all. She could do better."
"Bella is here because she wants to be. She'd never leave us. She can do no better than us," Esme saidquietly.

Jacob turned and walked out the door. When he was gone, I jerked my arms free and ran my hands through my hair. "Don't tell Bella," I whispered, "Carlisle, I need to speak with you." He nodded and walked out. I followed after him to his study.

* * *

Bella's POV

Once I had got inside through the window, I saw Rosalie and Alice talking quietly. I tried to get them to tell me what was going on, but they both just looked at me and changed the subject.

After 15 minutes of waiting, Emmett and Jasper came in and said we could come out now. I looked behind them for Edward, but I didn't see him. "He's talking to Carlisle," Jasper told me.
"Come down, Bella. You can wait for him downstairs," Alice murmured. I followed them downstairs. As I entered the living room, the strong scent of home baked cookies filled my nose. Esme walked out of the kitchen and smiled at me. I didn't understand why she was baking cookies. No one would anyway.

Esme walked over to Emmett and whispered quietly, "You can't smell the dog can you? The smell is gone, right?" "All I can smell is your wonderful cookies, Esme," He said and leaned in to kiss her cheek.
"You're such a suck up, Emmett," Rosalie commented. Emmett moved away from Esme and stood in front of Rosalie. He wrapped his arms around her and kissed her passionately.

I watched their romantic embrace and turned away before it got too lovey dovey. I wondered if Edward and I were that bad. We probably were, I giggled to myself.

Then suddenly, there were arms around me. I turned and saw the love of my life. "What were you talking to Carlisle about?" I asked curiously.
"I was filling him in on what happened in the meadow."
"What did he say?"
"We'll be keeping watch over you for a week or so."
"Like a body guard?"
"Yes."

I glared at Edward and shouted, "Why am I still being treated as if I were human?"

The others looked up at as I shouted.

"Edward, I'm confused. I'm a vampire, but I'm being treated like I'm a human. You make me feel like I'm a defenseless vampire. Like I'm just a baby. Well I'm not. I can do most of the things you do. I can protect myself."
"Bella keeping you alive for two years became a huge part of my life. Even if you are one of us, I'll still protect you as if you were human. And I do it because I love you. I'm still going to protect you no matter what you become."

"I'm sorry, "I breathed, "I don't want you having to spend your days on your toes, looking out for Dante."

"I'd do anything for you, Bella. Keeping you alive has become and everyday task. I like having you around."
"Well good because I'm going to be around for a long, long, long, long time." "I'm counting on that."