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Eternal Reminders

Summary:
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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Notes:
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!


4. Phone Call

Rating 5/5   Word Count 801   Review this Chapter

Alice’s POV

I turned from the automatic doors of the ER and reached for the small silver cell that I always carried with me. All of my family members kept their phones with them when hunting, but it was the matter of whether they had them turned on or not that had me worried. I looked ahead to see whether Edward would have helped me in this small sense, but luck continued to not be with me. Or with Bella, for that matter. Either way, he wouldn’t pick up for a few calls. At this point, though, I really didn’t care. If he couldn’t keep his cell on when it should be, then he can sit through a hundred voicemails from me. I circled around to the front entrance to the hospital, and strolled right past the receptionist and to the elevators, which I took to the floor Carlisle’s office was on. Once locked in my father’s office, I sat down at his desk, and began the heavy task of attempting to get into contact with my soon to be frantic brother…

Edward’s POV

The morning had started off fairly normal, for my family. It had been several weeks since out last hunting trip, so we had decided to go on a hunting trip. I didn’t trust Bella to be alone anymore, for any length of time, considering her dismal luck with staying safe. Alice had volunteered to keep an eye on her; we were both worried that in my absence Bella would most likely try to visit canine friends across the border. With Alice being unable to see her when she was with them was enough to make me worry about her, but what with the inherent danger of being around those dogs, I couldn’t with a clear conscience allow her to spend her time with him and his pack.

What Bella really needed was to be chained to a chair in a safe house. Unfortunately, Alice would just have to do for the time being.

My family and I hadn’t gone very far from the house. I was always edgy when it came to being far from where Bella was. I knew she would be safe with my favorite sister, but, as the old saying goes, old habits die hard. I tried my best to hide how I was feeling, and was doing what I had thought was a good job. However, Jasper could always be counted upon to pick up on these things.

“Edward, please, chill out over there. Your anxiety is making it impossible to enjoy my kill.”

I felt an overwhelming wave of calm hit me. While it was good of him to care enough to do this, it still irked me. I had finished soothing my aching thirst a few kills prior to this. By all rights, I should have been able to double back to Forks, and back to being in the presence of my love. Though I would love nothing more than to do just that, it would cause too many complications for my family, seeing as how I was supposed to be on a camping trip with the rest of my family. Sometimes, I really hated having to go to such measure to keep up pretenses.

Instead of giving into my desire to run away from my family, I decided to sit in a clearing a few yards away from where my family was feeding. I brought my cell with me, thinking that maybe Bella would have called, demanding that I come rescue her from my sister again. She was so adorable when she was frustrated. Turning my phone on, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had missed several calls during the morning’s hunt. My pleasure turned to confusion when I saw that the calls were made in quick succession from Alice. She knew that we kept our phones off to avoid scaring away potential prey, why would she be so keen on making contact with us. I began listening to my voicemails, hoping that maybe they would gleam some light onto this question. Instead, I only became more confused and apprehensive as I listened to her voice play out on the machine. She didn’t give any information, other than to call her back as soon as I got her messages. Fortunately, as I deleted her sixth message, she called me again.

“Hello, Alice. I just got your messages, what’s-“

“Edward, get straight to the hospital. Now. It’s Bella. She’s hurt, I don’t know if I got her here fast enough, but it’s really bad, please, hurry!” The line went dead- Alice had hung up as soon as she had finished talking.

I stared at the phone in my hand in silent shock for about 30 seconds before launching myself into the forest, straight for Forks General Hospital.