Memory, Missing Me
Something very strange has happened to Edward and Bella is determained to find out who and what has happened to him. But she needs help. In this situation, help may come from a very unexpected source.
15. Subliminal messaging
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I tossed the drained lion to the ground and examined myself in the nearby stream. My dress was a mess. A twig cracked behind me. I spun around.
“Anya” I growled. She was crouched in the bush, her red eyes regarding me.
“Not so weak and feeble am I? I released him,” I said.
“True. But that will be easy to undo when I’ve killed you” I noticed she seemed slightly deformed. Her skin seemed to be peeling away and one of her arms was hanging off.
“You can’t kill me. I’m stronger then you now” I said. She smiled. Nothing happened. I remembered her other power. She could make humans bleed and get hurt. Where was Edward? He had been chasing a lion when he saw I was managing fine on my own. But surely, he would have smelt Anya nearby.
“Edward isn’t coming to save you,” she said, as though she had read my mind.
“I don’t need him to save me. I will not let you take him over again” she snarled and leapt at me. I dodged and ran away from her. I didn’t want to fight, to kill. I just wanted to be with Edward. I was back at the house in a flash. Emmett was there with Rose.
“Help! She’s after me!” Rose snarled and Emmett pushed me behind him.
“What do you want?” Rose asked her.
“I want Edward back. I want what’s mine!”
“It’s not yours! It’s Bella’s! You can’t just take things! I realize now that Bella and Edward are supposed to be together. If they’re not, they’re not them!” Rosalie shouted. Emmett snarled. Alice and Jasper appeared. Jasper looked like he was going to attack but I warned him back.
“Okay Anya. You and me. For Edward” I hoped this worked “You can choose the place and if I lose you can push me out the way. You can have Edward. I won’t resist. But if I win, you leave. Edward is mine”
“Where shall we do this then?”
“La Push Beach” yes. It worked, just as I had hoped. Of course, I could get killed in the process but if it got rid of Anya, I was fine.
“Okay. Let’s go. You guys stay here,” Jasper protested but Rosalie shot him a meaningful glare. She knew what I was up to. Anya and I ran to the beach, keeping an eye on each other to make sure the other didn’t attack. We reached the beach. There was nobody around. I just had to keep her occupied. She leapt at me and I dodged. She tried to rip of my arm and I dodged again.
“Coward! Not much fight in you, is there? I wonder what Edward sees in you,” she taunted. I bared my teeth and slashed at her, but she avoided narrowly. Then I saw them. I twisted so she had her back to the forest that bordered La Push. I snarled and she growled back. We were growling and snarling and tearing and biting as much as we could. I felt the venom sting and bit back again. We wrestled and she ripped off one of my legs. I lay on the ground and she loomed over me.
“I’ll make sure to give Edward all the love he deserves,” she said. Then a snarling noise erupted from behind her. She spun around and stared in horror at the horse-sized wolves that had crept up on us while we were fighting.
“It can’t be,” she whispered. I struggled to my feet.
“To bad it is” she spun around and I seized her head in my iron grip and tore. It fell to the ground. I closed my eyes as the wolves continued finishing her off. I went and picked up my leg and reattached it.
“Bella?” I recognized the voice instantly. I didn’t even bother opening my eyes.
“Jacob. Nice to see you. Thanks for the help”
“No problem. But what the hell are you doing here, battling with another vampire? And since when did you become a vampire?”
“Recently. Long story” I opened my eyes and closed them again. Jake was naked.
“I’m going to grab some clothes. Then you need to do some explaining” the others phased back and gawped at me. I tried not to look.
“Bella?” Embry said.
“Vampire girl?” said Paul. I sighed.
“Sam, I’m sorry I came on your land. Feel free to rip me to shreds, just leave the Cullen’s alone. Oh, and they didn’t turn me, so you can’t really get mad at them. I only came here because I had too” I shut my eyes and waited for the ripping teeth, the snarling as the tore me to piece. The sting of the flames. I heard a snort.
“Melodramatic as always Bella. We’re not going to kill you. Some of us should be thanking you. We were all sick of Jessica Stanley hanging around. And Paul got bored and needed something to do”
“You guys can remember what happened? No one else can. They just went back to their lives before it happened. Is that a wolf thing?”
“Probably. What do we care? We got to kill a vampire,” said Paul. Huh. Looks like things wouldn’t be so bad after all.
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