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Eternal Reminders

Takes place the day Bella escapes Alice to La Push while Edward is away hunting.

What if Jacob hadn't been able to control himself around Bella? Wouls she be yet again endangering herself, as her vampire family believes, or will she prove that werewolves are harmless around the people they care about? And what will the consequences be for poor Bella?

T just in case.

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This idea came to me whilst re-reading New Moon. I really like this idea, so I'll be spending most of my spare time updating on here!

3. Trauma

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Alice’s POV


I knew what I would find would be terrible. The scent of so much blood… I ran as quickly as I could into the garage, and all but slammed into the dog’s bulk in the process. I could smell the blood on him. If his involvement in this was what I thought it was…

He moved into my line of sight. “Ok, leech, don’t freak out on me, ok? Bella… got in the way when I transformed. She’s really hurt! Please get her to the hospital, please?”

I was stunned into silence for a few moments. He had phased that close to Bella? This was going to be worse than I had thought. “Jacob, if you don’t want me to rip your head off of your shoulders, MOVE!”

He hesitated, so I took the liberty to throw him through the wall of his garage into the forest. I was sure that there would be some repercussion for that, but Bella was depending upon me. Looking at her broken form under the shrapnel that looked as though it may have been a car door made me rethink my assumption. She wasn’t just depending on me to get to her, her very life was depending on me.

I heard a snarl erupt from my chest as I thought of how badly injured she was, because of that dog. Her entire torso was ripped open, and it looked like most of the muscle on her right arm was shredded, right down to the bone. I was afraid that if I moved her, there would be a chance of her internal organs spilling out of the gaping holes in her body. But I couldn’t leave her here, she was bleeding out too quickly. It was stunning that she was still alive, that her heart was still feebly beating. I had to get her to the hospital, and quickly.

Slowly walking towards her body, I weighed my options in my head. I could call Carlisle, make him come here and treat her. Call Edward and make him turn her. Carry her to the hospital and cause more damage. I thought that the second option was the more logical one, but having him bite her while behind enemy lines would start the war while we were not prepared. Carlisle coming here would just have the same effect. I had no choice. I would have to carry her. Gently, I lifted her destroyed body into my arms, cradling her so that her torso was against mine to keep from jostling her innards. I took off in a direction that would get me to the hospital the fastest. When I raced past the line of trees that I knew Jacob had been thrown into, I took the time to give him a small warning of what would come.

I was running faster than I had ever run before. It was strangely quiet in the wolves’ territory, and I passed the boundary without harassment. Idly I wondered if Jacob had phased to tell the others what had happened, maybe even to order them to let me pass.

I didn’t know if I would make it to the ER in time, Bella’s future was too cloudy. One moment she got into surgery, the next she died in my arms, moments before the hospital was in sight. The thought of losing her and being so close to her salvation spurred me on to run faster still. Once I got close enough to be in the line of trees around the hospital, I had to slow down. I would have to pretend to be human from here out.

Damn it.

I changed my stance from being at ease with someone who easily equaled my weight in my arms to a struggling, petite girl who had no upper body strength. I went as fast as I dared, making it seem like I could barely keep Bella in my arms. I hated the idea of what this could be doing to what was left of her. I didn’t have to worry long, however, as one of the doctors that Carlisle was friendly with in the ER must have seen my ‘struggling’ with her weight, and came running out to meet me. His face went from wondering to completely horror when he saw the state of the burden I carried.

“Dear God, Alice, what happened?”

I didn’t pause when I gave him my explanation, “We were just carrying in some shopping bags in my backyard when this bear just came out of nowhere! She didn’t run out of the way fast enough, and there was nothing I could do! Please, you have to help her!” It wasn’t hard to convince him with my sincerity. He took Bella into his arms, as carefully as if she was a breakable vase, and ran with her into the ER.

I watched in agony through the doors as Bella was whisked away and out of sight. Now, all that was left for me to do was make a call.

No matter what the outcome of this would be, there was no denying that there would be a war as a result. Blood would be spilt, lives would be lost.