A Not-So-Every-Day Romance
I originally wrote this for the Odd Ship Challenge, but since Kaiwynn said we could post it... Jake has recently become my favorite character, and I began this story before that happened. Angela has always been my faovrite one of Bella's normal friends, so it was only natural that I put them together, especially since I couldn't bear to separate any of the real couples. Angela discovers the truth about the Cullens, and about the guy she's in love with. Could it really be true? And what happens when she finds out that Bella wants to be a vampire? Can she come to terms with everything and keep the people who have come to mean so much to her, or will their relationships crumble to dust? There is a sequel now posted: A Pretty Strange Love Story. Look it up!
6. Chapter 6
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The day of after I cancelled on Angela, Sam called us together for another Pack meeting to tell us that Victoria had taken someone from the town, but they were still alive.
”But we’re going to need help to get her back. I think we should call the Cullen’s. We can’t kill her and rescue the victim at the same time. And Bella could calm her down and get her away from the fighting.”
Everyone started protesting immediately following his announcement, except me. I had been thinking the same thing, minus the Bella part. I wasn’t so hot on the idea of Bella in danger.
“I don’t like it either guys, but it’s what we have to do. I’m the leader, and that’s what we’re doing.” He looked at me.
“Call Bella and set up a meeting quickly please.” I nodded, and Emily handed me the phone wordlessly. Charlie answered on the first ring. “Jake? Is that you?” He asked when I asked if Bella was there. “She’s not here, but you could try her new cell. The number is 577-9877.”
“Thanks Charlie. See ya later.”
I called Bella’s cell as soon as he hung up. I was getting ready to hang up when she finally answered. “Hello?”
“Bella, it’s me.”
“Oh, hey.” She covered the mouthpiece, but I still heard her say, “Edward stop it. Behave!”
“What’s going on?” She continued to me.
“We, meaning the Pack, need the bloo- Cullen’s, help.”
“Victoria took someone from the town, but she’s still alive. We can’t kill Victoria and keep her safe.”
When a voice replied, it was no longer Bella’s. “Come to our home. We’ll figure everything out there.” And then all I heard was a dial tone. I hated dealing with these leeches!
“We’re supposed to head to their place.”
Sam nodded. “We’ll run. We don’t know how much time she has to live.”
We changed into our fur. I felt the now familiar pop and stretch of bones, and excruciating pain for an instant, and then I was a wolf.
We sprinted to the vampire’s land, and changed on the edge of their property. We had carried clothes in our teeth, and changed into them just as quickly. Before we could even knock on the door, the little female opened it. “Get in here.” She hissed.
The entire coven, and Bella waited in the living room. The sickeningly sweet smell of vampire burned my nose, but I ignored it and started. “We need a plan.”
“First things first.” The head vampire, Carlisle, said. “Who did she take?”
I was about to tell him that we didn’t know when Sam said, “Angela Weber.”
Bella and I were on our feet at the same time. “What?” I yelled at Sam. “Why the Hell didn’t you tell me?!”
Bella on the other hand was blaming no one but herself. “Oh God.” She moaned. “Oh God oh God! This is my fault! Victoria’s after me! I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.” She sunk to the floor, the picture of utter despair, which I found myself wanting to do.
Her blood-sucker, Edward, drew her to his chest and whispered reassurances in her ear, all the while glowering balefully at Sam. He clearly blamed him, and at this point, I actually agreed. “Why didn’t you tell me?” I repeated, starting to shake. “You know how I feel about Angela, and you were going to let me go and find out!”
“Jake, I couldn’t tell you. You wouldn’t have been able to focus, and this wouldn’t have happened. You need to calm down.”
“Jake, a werewolf in a houseful of vampires isn’t a good idea. We will save Ang.” Bella now sounded determined.
We spent the next fifteen minutes telling them our plans, but when we got to Bella’s role, Edward balked. “No! Absolutely not! I will not expose Bella that way to calm down a hysterical human!” I glared at him, but Bella took the words right out of my mouth. “Edward, how can you say that? I’m going.” It was clear he was going to argue, so she continued. “Hysterical humans scream, remember? Angela will need to see a friendly face, one who hasn’t been revealed to be a mythical creature. And,” she added, “If you’re all off fighting, and she escapes, who’s going to protect me?” Edward glared at her angrily, but nodded. “Fine. But if you get yourself injured, I’m letting Alice take you shopping every Friday for the rest of eternity.” Bella and I both blanched at this. Her at the prospect of shopping, me at the reminder that Bella intended to become a vampire. I’d deal with that later though. Right now, Angela was all that I could worry about.
We finished discussing plans and the pack headed out to let them prepare. Sam’s phone buzzed in a few minutes, and he told us, “They’re ready.” We changed into our wolf forms, and ran towards the main road where Angela’s car had been intercepted. We followed the trail, and found them in ten minutes. Victoria was standing in the middle of the road, dangling Angela by the throat. Angela’s eyes were frozen open in terror, and she was making strange gurgling noises. We didn’t have much time. We hid in the trees, waiting for the Cullen’s to catch up. Edward carried Bella on his back.
“I know you’re there dogs.” She called. “Come on out.”
*Lets go. * Sam said through our mind contact. Then, because he knew Edward could read minds he also said,* you guys stay hidden until we need you.* Then we walked through the trees onto the road.
I heard Angela’s terrified gasp as we stepped out, and I sent up a silent prayer. God, if you’re listening, please let Angela be ok with this. Don’ t make her hate me. Please. When Angela made another strange gasping noise, I lost my temper. I lunged, but the blood sucker stopped me. “Uh-uh! We wouldn’t want this poor girl to die, would we?” I stepped back. Don’t let her get hurt. Please. Victoria grinned a purely evil grin. “Good. Now, why don’t you all turn back into your easier to manage forms.”
I steeled myself for Angela’s reaction. I would leave her alone if she was terrified. I concentrated on my human self, and felt the familiar pop as my bones bent back to their normal shape. Please God. As I stood up, Angela passed out.
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