Set during New Moon. After the cliff diving incident, Bella was changed into a vampire and was kept in the dark for months. She doesn't remember anything from her human life and she became Victoria's precious pet who does all her biddings. What Bella doesn't know is that there's a bigger plan that involves killing each of the Cullens. Isn't revenge sweet?
16. WarI want
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Chapter 16: War
This was what I just need. A good fight. I haven’t had a real fight like this since…Well, I had never been on a fight like this. The last real fight I’d been to was… Well, I didn’t really fight. It was Edward who fought James… So, I had never been on a real fight. This was the real deal now. Alright!
I moved just in time to miss a blurry figure pass by. It was tearing off limbs from the newborns like a piece of paper and then moving on to the next one as fast as it was moved. And what really amazed me was it burned the limbs just as fast. I wonder who that could be. It couldn’t have been a newborn because if it was then why was it tearing apart its fellow newborns? Unless, they were trying to scare us? Not that it would but it doesn’t make any sense…
“Emmett!” a panicked voice yelled.
I turned around just in time to see a newborn lunge at me. My body collided with the ground as I tried to fight off the newborn. It was trying to take a good hold of my neck but I pried its fingers off just as easy. I grabbed its arm and twisted it around as I stood up from my spot.
“Seriously, you really think you could do that?” I shook my head as the newborn growled at me.
“Yeah… Whatever… Sorry” I said and snapped off its arm as it yelled out in agony. I threw it on the nearest fire then tore off the rest and tossed it on the same fire. I dusted off my hands as I discarded the last limb.
Another newborn snarled at me then started to run towards me but I dodged it as it jumped. It landed on its side and rolled a few feet away from me. I was serious about what I said earlier. It was a good thing that we weren’t protecting human Bella at a time like this. Imagine what that would be like. Hmmm…
“Come on, get up… Show me what you got!” I challenged as I circled it.
“Emmett! This isn’t the time for games!” Jasper shouted in disbelief.
He was standing a few feet away from me. I watched him throw the limbs of a newborn in the fire and I remembered the newborn I was dealing with. I turned around to find the space in front of me empty. Where the hell did he go? I looked around but I couldn’t find him. Instead, I saw Bella glaring at Edward as Victoria moved towards Edward and whisper something to his ear. I didn’t hear what she said as a snarl to my right distracted me.
A small smile crept through my lips as it approached me. I moved to the side just as it reached me and then I grabbed it from the back and threw it against the ground.
“Sorry but I’ll do this quick” I said and did just what I said.
“Why do you keep apologizing to them?” Alice asked as she stood a couple of feet away from me.
I shrugged as I turned around and grabbed a newborn that headed for her.
“It wasn’t their fault they were changed, you know. They’re just being used but of course they don’t see that since they’re too thirsty” I explained.
“Sorry” I said and faced the newborn I was holding. It was trying to get away from my grip but I held it firmly and then I ripped it apart.
“You know” I said looking at Alice.
“Oh god! Stop being sentimental right now! It would be great if we just finish them off without feeling guilty!” Rosalie exclaimed as she helped Alice with a newborn.
I almost rolled my eyes at Rosalie but I stopped myself. It wasn’t really the right time to be saying something against her.
“Hey, did you see that blurry─”
“Bella” Alice answered my unfinished question.
I finished ripping apart another newborn before I even understood what Alice said. If that was Bella killing all those newborns, does that mean she was on our side? But, how come I saw her standing by Victoria earlier. I quickly whipped my head to where I saw them earlier. It looked like Victoria was still taunting Edward. Bella, on the other hand, was shaking her head as if she was trying to shake off something.
Bella closed her eyes as she gripped the side of her head. Her grip was getting tighter as her knuckles started to turn white.
“Bel─” I was cut off by an arm hitting my jaw.
I growled in frustration as I realized what just happened. My eyes turned to slits as I searched for the one who hit me. She was standing about a foot away from me. She was going to hit me again but I grabbed her fist and twisted it full circle until the arm broke off. She screamed in agony as I threw her arm to the fire.
“Never” I tore off her other wrist.
“Ever” I tore off the other forearm.
“Ever” I tore off the remaining part of her arm from her shoulder.
“Hit me” I finished as I hit her back on the jaw and then threw her remaining body parts towards the fire.
“Now that’s what I’m talking about” Rosalie mumbled.
I grinned as I looked at her.
We regrouped in the middle of the clearing and made a circle so we could attack the coming newborns in different directions. It seemed that we had destroyed quite a number already but it doesn’t seem to be enough. There was fire burning everywhere and smoke was starting to fog up the entire area. A lot of newborns where standing on the side waiting for orders.
“It seems like they’re waiting for orders…” I said out loud.
“Yes, it seems so. But we can't wait for them to attack us. We have to do something” Carlisle said.
“Where is Edward?” Esme asked worriedly.
“He’s right… there” I turned around to point where I have seen them earlier but they weren’t there.
“What the hell?! He was over there earlier” I said as I scratched my head.
Edward was nowhere to be seen. In fact, Bella, Victoria, the blonde kid and Edward were nowhere to be seen.
“That’s not good. If they have Edward, then whatever their plan isr13;” Jasper’s eyes widened as Alice screamed and then a blurry figure flashed by and grabbed Alice by her neck.
The figure threw Alice on the ground. Jasper’s fists clenched and he looked at the figure through slit eyes. I suddenly felt different emotions raging inside me. I understood then what Jasper was doing as Bella turned around with an angry look. He was trying to manipulate her emotions. We all promised Edward we wouldn’t hurt Bella. This was the best way we could deal with her without hurting her. After all, she was the biggest problem we had at the moment.
Bella growled angrily that we all took a step back except for Jasper. He concentrated on Bella as she gave out another growl. She suddenly disappeared that made Jasper frown. The next thing we saw was Bella standing right in front of him as she snarled and then tackled him down to the ground.
“Bella, please” he said softly as he looked at her straight in the eye.
Bella’s eyes, however, were glazed as if she was not being herself. She looked like a different person as her head cocked to the side. She was about to snap her teeth into his neck when Alice screamed. Bella looked up to see Alice run towards her but she just smirked. She stood up from the ground and was on a crouch ready to attack.
My instinct to protect my sister kicked in as I moved to face Bella. Her lips twitched into a devious smile that almost made my spine shiver. I grabbed her by the shoulders and shook her gently trying to bring back the Bella we saw a few days ago.
“Bella, this is wrong. Whatever she told you was a lie. Let us explain” I said as I looked her straight in the eye.
Her lips curled as I saw anger flash on her face.
“What?! And lie to me again?!!” she put so much emphasis on the word lie that I winced.
“This is wrong, Bella. And you know it” I tried again.
“We’re your family. You belong with us. Not with her” I continued.
Bella gave out a ferocious snarl.
“I don’t belong with anyone!” she growled.
She had gotten hold of my wrists and she twisted them in a very awkward way that I felt pain shooting up my arm. She suddenly jumped up and kicked me in the back. I hit the ground with a loud thud. It was the second time that Bella had hit me and put me on the ground. I hope it wasn’t going to be a habit of hers when this was all done. If she wasn’t Bella, I would’ve probably snapped her neck by now. I heard a low groan coming from the wooded area. I turned around to the direction of the sound and I saw Edward on his knees with his hands on his back and was being held up by Victoria in almost the same awkward position I was in earlier. Edward was looking at us with a pained expression.
“Bella” he whispered so softly that it was like he hardly spoke at all but Bella heard him.
She looked up to see him looking at her, pleading for her to stop. She was about to scoff but her eyes glazed over again and her head snapped towards Jasper’s direction. She let my wrists go and I felt the pain slowly go away.
“What did you say?!” She demanded as she grabbed Jasper by his collar.
“I didnr13;” She cut him off with a growl and then she suddenly let go of him.
She shook her head as she tried looking at each of us as if she was trying to figure something out. She looked puzzled and then she looked at us then back at Edward. She suddenly cried in pain out of nowhere. She grabbed her head and covered her ears as she trashed her head back and forth.
“What are you doing to me?! Make it stop!! Make them stop!!” Bella pleaded.
We all looked at her confused and helpless. What the hell was happening to her?!
Carlisle carefully approached her and put a hand on her shoulder. The moment Carlisle touched her shoulder Bella looked up with a pained look. She looked at all of us confused and her gaze landed on Edward. Then, she turned around and ran.
“No! No… Not again” Jasper groaned as he clutched his chest and knelt down on the ground. He grabbed the grass on ground and clenched his fists tightly. He was breathing unevenly. He pulled the grass from the ground as he looked up to the sky and gave out a loud scream.
We all ran to his side immediately. Alice knelt down beside him and grabbed hold of his hand. Carlisle knelt on his other side and placed an arm on his shoulder as he tried to calm him down. Esme ran her hand up and down Jasper’s back as she tried to soothe him.
“Breathe, son” Carlisle said softly.
A hysterical laugh made all of us look up. Victoria was walking towards us with the blonde boy following who was gripping Edward’s wrists tightly behind his back.
“Well, well… That was quite a show, don’t you think?” she said as soon as she stopped about twenty feet away from us.
All of us were immediately in our defensive crouches in front of Jasper as Victoria approached. Jasper was still breathing unevenly as he tried to stand up only to fall down again. He winced as he looked up to meet Victoria’s gaze.
“What did you do to her?” he asked in a hoarse voice.
“Me? I didn’t do anything” she said innocently.
“I was just watching over there. Don’t accuse me” she continued.
I growled at her. Yeah right. She definitely did something to make Bella act that way.
Victoria raised an eyebrow at me.
“I wouldn’t be acting that way if I were you” she pointed her finger at me.
I was about to pounce on her when I felt a hand on my shoulder. Jasper was breathing a bit more evenly now compared to a few minutes ago. He shook his head at me and then moved forward.
“What did you tell her?” Jasper asked as he got down on his own defensive crouch.
“Tell her? I just told her to give us a show so Edward here could see all of it happening. Of course, the last bit wasn’t what I expected. She wasn’t supposed to run away. Nonetheless, it was great” she said in a mocking tone as she motioned for the blonde boy to put Edward on his knees.
“What. Did. You. Tell. Her?” he asked again this time through his gritted teeth.
“I didn’t tell her anything. I was just showing Edward how loyal Bella is to me” Victoria said as she ran her hand through Edward’s hair.
Edward shook her hand off his head. Victoria smirked and lifted his chin up to face her.
“Now, do you believe me?” she said in a whisper.
She looked up again and started taunting Jasper.
Edward turned his head away from her and looked at me with a pained expression. It was like he was trying to say something to me but he couldn’t. I wonder if that blonde boy had some sort of power that was making Edward stay on his knees. Edward made his eyes go up and down once. I saw Alice cocked her head slightly at me with a slight frown on her face. Wait… Did Edward just answer my question? That boy had some power?!
Edward rolled his eyes at me but none of them seemed to have noticed our little exchange except for Alice. Now, this gives me an advantage. I just have to figure out how I could pounce on the kid and get rid of him at the same time. I saw Alice’s eyes glaze in the corner of my eye then she gave me a very small nod.
Alright! This was going to work! I just had to figure out how I was going to do this. I had to do it when they would least expect it. Oh man! It would be easier if I could make all of them know about it. Wait… That’s it! Oh wow! This is the best idea ever!!! I have to do this slowly. I can’t make them suspicious… Come on Jasper pick this up! Jeez, can’t he feel how excited I am?! This should get his attention… but of course, he can’t let Victoria know that… right…
Edward, is he getting this? I asked in my head as I continued to stay in my defensive crouch.
Edward looked at Jasper with the same expression he used on me. Jasper’s lips twitched for a tenth of a second and I knew then that he got that I would be up to something. I mentally rubbed my hands together. I’m a fcuking genius, seriously!
All I have to do now is to wait for the right moment.
Let me know when, Edward. I’ll be ready.
“Why?” Edward asked softly.
Pain was evident on his voice. He was on his knees and was looking at me straight in the eye. He had this pained look on his face which tugged at the corners of my chest. I brushed it off and snarled at him instead.
“Hush, my dear. We’re almost done here” I heard Victoria say.
She put a hand on my shoulder and I turned around to face her. She gave me a slight nod and then I moved to the side so she could stand in front of him. Victoria put her hand on Edward’s chin and forced him to look at her.
“You ask why? You know very well why Edward” she said and leaned in closer.
“Mate for a mate… Well, in this case… Your family for a mate” she whispered in his ears.
I felt my fists clench as I listened to Victoria. I closed my eyes tightly as I fought the gaping hole that was attempting to open up. I wasn’t supposed to feel this way. I was supposed to be furious at him. He lied to me. They all lied to me.
But, what if they did that for a reason? A voice in my head called out.
I gritted my teeth as I tried to drown out the voice that was defending the Cullens. I don’t know where it was coming from. It was probably an unconscious part of my brain trying to reason out with me. It knows something but it wasn’t telling me what I need to know.
A hand was placed on my shoulder and I opened my eyes to see Riley looking at me with a worried expression. I shook my head and I put my attention back to Victoria and Edward. I couldn’t look at Edward though. There was something wrong with the whole scenario. One look from Victoria to Riley and I knew what was going to happen next. I couldn’t look at Edward. It was too painful for me to look.
I shifted my gaze towards the fight that was happening at the moment. Smoke was starting to fog up the entire clearing. Riley had stopped some newborns from attacking the Cullens. I watched Emmett rip apart a newborn into pieces and throwing it to the nearest fire. The Cullens started to regroup in the middle of the field.
Even the strongest of us fall off the wagon. A familiar velvety voice echoed in my head and my head snapped up to look at Edward.
Victoria was taunting him, telling him that he would be suffering for eternity. What the hell? Victoria had his arms twisted in an awkward way. Riley was making him immobile which would make it impossible for him to be saying something like that.
My head turned around to see the Cullens all regrouped in the middle of the field as I heard Alice’s voice say my name. I don’t think she was talking to me. It looked like she answered Emmett’s question.
It’s different for us. Edward’s voice echoed in my head again. His voice was hopeful.
I looked back at Edward to find him being shoved to the ground. And then it started. Edward’s voice echoed through my head loudly. He was saying different things that didn’t make any sense to me. It was starting and ending at different times. His words were banging in my head as if trying to make me realize something.
Just because I’m resisting the wine doesn’t mean I can appreciate the bouqet… The glory of fist love and all that… Mind over matter… Do I dazzle you?… I’m stronger than I thought… Music in the fifties was good… Human memories fade… And so the lion fell in love with the lamb… I have human instincts – they may be buried deep but they’re there… We have to get you away from here… I don’t want to be without you, Bella… Remind me to thank Alice for that tonight… Be safe… It’s nice to know… Enough for forever…”
His last words echoed through my head. I was shaking my head furiously. I closed my eyes as I tried to drive his voice away but they kept echoing through my head. I haven’t even noticed my hands gripping the sides of my head.
“Bella” Victoria said in a firm tone.
I looked up to see the three of them looking at me with different expressions on their faces. I took a deep breath before I answered.
“Yes?” I asked.
I tilted my head to the side and focused on Victoria. The voice started to quiet down but it was still there.
“Is everything alright?” she asked.
“Everything’s alright, Victoria” I said in a monotone.
“Good… I was just telling Edward, here, how loyal you are to me. Isn’t that right?” she said.
“Yes. I am loyal to you”
“And you would do anything I say?” she asked.
“Anything you say, Victoria” I said and I looked her in the eye.
I sounded like a very obedient pet but that was what I was. Her pet.
“If I asked you to bring me the heads of those two newborns that are headed for the Cullens, would you do it?”
I nodded then I turned around to run towards the newborns she was talking about. I ripped both of their heads off from their bodies. I left the remains writhing on the ground and I returned to where the three of them had moved. They were closer to the wooded area now that gave a view of the whole clearing.
I dropped the heads in front of Victoria and then moved to the side.
“See? Do you see how loyal she is to me? She would do anything for me” Victoria stated.
“Hmm… I’m up for a little show. I want some real action, don’t you?” She paused to look at Edward.
Edward’s eyes widened and I wondered what was going on. He probably read her mind. Something horrible… My eyes flicked to the Cullens who were in the middle of the field.
“Bella, give us a little show. Play around with them… Start with the little one” Victoria pointed to Alice.
Alice turned around and her eyes widened. My instinct kicked in and I moved so fast that none of them realized that I was at the center of the field. Alice screamed and I grabbed her by the neck and raised her little figure. I threw her against the ground as I felt different emotions raging through me. I turned around and saw Jasper looking at me through slit eyes. The monster in me decided to take over as I growled in fury. He was controlling my emotions. He tried looking at me straight in the eye but my anger was overpowering me as I gave out another growl. I took him by surprise as I jumped from my position. He frowned as he tried to look for me. I landed on my feet right in front of him and I tackled him to the ground.
“Bella, please” Jasper pleaded softly.
My head cocked to the side and I just wanted to snap my teeth on his neck. Maybe that would shut him up. As I was about to break his neck, I heard Alice scream from behind me. I turned around to see her running towards me. I smirked as I thought of her attacking me. I stood up from the ground and crouched ready for her attack.
Emmett stepped in front of me as Alice neared me. Yes, a better challenge. A smile escaped my lips as I thought of how I was going to fight him off. But his action caught me off guard. He grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me gently.
“Bella, this is wrong. Whatever she told you was a lie. Let us explain” he said as he looked me straight in the eye.
My lips curled back as he said those things.
“What?! And lie to me again?!!” I noticed him wince as I yelled.
“This is wrong, Bella. And you know it. We’re your family. You belong with us. Not with her”
I snarled loudly and he stepped back.
“I don’t belong with anyone!” I growled at him.
I grabbed hold of his wrists and then twisted them in the same way that Victoria had Edward earlier. I jumped high and then kicked his back. I watched him fall to the ground with a loud thud. I landed on his back as I gave him another kick. I smirked as he groaned at the impact.
“Bella” Edward’s voice whispered softly.
I thought it was the same voice in my head again but I looked up to see him looking at me. He looked like he was pleading for me to stop. I was about to laugh at him when I heard a different voice.
You’re wrong, you know. The slight southern drawl made my head snap towards Jasper’s direction. I stood up from my position and let go off Emmett’s wrists.
“What did you say?!” I demanded as I grabbed Jasper by his collar.
He looked at me confused.
“I didnr10;” I growled at him refusing to believe that it wasn’t him who said those words. He said it so clearly that it was like he was standing right in front of him.
We’re so glad that you came. My head turned towards Esme’s direction. She was clutching Carlisle’s sleeve but it didn’t look like she talked. Just as the voice finished, another one started.
Don’t do anything funny while I’m gone! Emmett said out loud as he laughed. I looked to see Emmett staring at me. No. It couldn’t have been him.
You’re what he wants. Esme’s voice echoed in my head again.
What is she to me? Rosalie hissed.
It’s nice to finally meet you. Alice said cheerfully.
So, Miss Swan, how are you feeling? Carlisle asked.
My head whipped from one Cullen to the other. Their voices were echoing simultaneously in my head.
You are my life now. Edward said and I looked at him. He was in the same position as he was earlier.
Their voices started again. They were all saying different things to me. I tried covering my ears.
“What are you doing to me?! Make it stop!! Make them stop!” I pleaded as I tried to shake off the voices. I didn’t know who it was but somebody was definitely doing something.
I felt a hand on my shoulder and I turned around to see Carlisle looking at me worried. The voices weren’t going away. They were just getting louder and louder.
I love you.
I looked at Edward and suddenly the gaping hole in my chest was threatening to open again. I turned around and ran far away from them. I knew Jasper felt it. I heard him groan in pain. I had to get away from them. I couldn’t let him feel that. It was my pain and mine alone.
I ran as fast as I could to no particular destination but my feet seemed to know where to go. I kept running until I couldn’t take it anymore. I collapsed to the ground as I felt a stabbing pain on my chest and the hole opened up. I screamed in agony as I felt the pain literally eating me alive. It was hitting every nerve, every cell, and every part of my body. My vision started to blur and then it turned to a very bright light and I couldn’t see anything.
I screamed as I felt another set of pain pierce through my body. My body convulsed and I rolled to my stomach as I tried to manipulate the pain. I opened my eyes but saw nothing. Everything was a very bright white and it blinded me. A sob escaped my chest and I closed my eyes again.
I stayed in the same position for a few more minutes until the pain lessened a tiny bit. The voices were getting softer and softer in my head. I started to hear the area surrounding me. The wind was blowing softly and there was a light drizzle. I waited about five more minutes before I opened my eyes.
I winced as I took in my surroundings. Everything was still bright but they were all starting to come back to their original state. I tried to sit up as my vision started to clear. I stood up slowly and almost lost my balance but I was able to hold myself up.
The sound of a snapping twig made me turn around. I turned around so fast that my head actually spun making me close my eyes.
“What are you doing here, leech?” A deep voice hissed.
I opened my eyes to see a tall young boy with long hair tied to a pony tail. His body was well built and muscular. I suddenly noticed the musky scent that surround the area. I didn’t notice where I was running but somehow I ended up being here.
“Answer me leech!” the boy demanded.
My lips curled back at his insult.
“It’s none of your business, dog” I hissed as I crouched down.
The boy’s eyes widened as he looked at me and then took a step back.
I glared at him.
“How do you know my name?” I asked in an angry tone.
The boy stood there with his mouth opening and closing. After a few seconds of gathering himself, he cleared his throat and looked at me straight in the eye.
“It’s me… Jacob… Don’t you remember?”
- Hearing voices
- The strongest vampire I know
- Call of Duty
- There's more that meets the eye
- The Cullens
- Going through the motions
- Not part of the plan
- Decisions come with visions
- Mate for a mate
- WarI want
- The Truth
- It's not over til its over
- The End
- Epilogue: Oblivion
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