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Light in my Life

Summary:
Bella is heartbroken, hurt, and tired of living her life. But change comes when she creates a bond with a stranger in the strange family that took her in. (Set in the time frame as Twilight, but in a complete alternate universe.) Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!


Notes:
Thanks for giving my story a chance! I appreciate it more than you know! I own a New Moon ring. I do not own Twilight. *sighs* Stephenie Meyer owns it. *sobs*


11. Agreement and Death

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I ran out to meet the dog before he could come anywhere near Bella. He was less than a mile away, so I stood there for a few seconds, and watched as he came into view.

So you are brave enough to meet me out here? He questioned me through his mind. I suddenly realized he had no idea I could hear him. I could use this to my advantage. He planned to run to his right, and I lunged forward and to the left, catching him off guard. He noticed nothing out of the ordinary, for I had moved when he had. I would keep it that way for as long as I could.

He decided to try again, this time running to his left. I copied his move, but moved forward as I had before, backing him up a bit. He knew my bite was fatal. I would use it if I had to. He would not hurt her again.

He couldn't . . . . wouldn't dare. He'd set the whole pack after him and his family.

This was true. I'd be putting my family in danger, and, in fact, I was worried about them now. We had had no time to explain why Bella had been on our property. For all they know, we could have been feeding off of her. My stomach turned in disgust and desire at the thought.

Wouldn't dare . . . . he didn't believe that. I smiled a sinister smile, showing my teeth. I was a monster. I knew I was. Jacob Black was still young, and a small yelp came from him, but the low rumble of a growl remained in his chest. He backed up a bit, losing faith.

Good. I was beginning to become annoyed by his high self-esteem level.

“She won't go with you, you know,” I warned him. “You are but a monster to her.” I tried not to let myself identify the situation with myself. I know she would have question. I was another monster in her life, one she had trusted. I should have stopped her, shown her that the smartest thing to do was stay away from me.

But, no. She and I barely knew each other. Three days. Could it have only been three days?

The sun began to rise behind the wolf in front of me. A halo appeared around him. My eyes weren't bothered. I sighed.

Ha! Knew he couldn't handle this! I'm wearing him down, and I'll get him!

Hm. There was that cocky attitude.

My eyes narrowed at his little comments. He didn't know I could ear them, and that was an upside to my little gift. True colors were shown. People were betrayed by their own minds, and their thoughts held their darkest secrets.

Jacob Black was no exception.

He liked her. More than just a damsel in distress. He had seen her on the streets, and, when he had noticed her in her bedroom, he had no longer been able to control himself. I didn't know that at the time. My mind hadn't been working clearly. My ignorant and protective side had shown itself to the beast.

But now he will see my experience.

I was so close to lunging at him, letting his thoughts guide me past his plans. But then I heard them.

And her. She was waking. But I couldn't move. I was the only barrier between her and the mongrel in front of me. I wouldn't risk that.

Her heartbeat sped as my and Jacob's family sped towards us. They had reached an agreement, settled the dispute as Jacob and I battled a motionless battle.

“Jacob, stop!” Sam Uley's voice rang out in the coming light, surprising Jacob. This was the first time he had heard their approach.

It distracted him. Sloppy technique.

I could have defeated him there, taken him down in his momentary weakness. But I would not put my family in danger when there was a way out of a dangerous mess.

Bella stood. She was so shaky from the blood loss.

They appeared from out of the wood, suddenly separating. My family came to me, Carlisle automatically placing a hand on my shoulder, restraining me.

“It's fine,” Jasper acknowledged, and Alice nodded, knowing I had n intention of moving next unless we were threatened.

Bella began to walk. The blood loss had not been enough to hurt her to an extreme point at the moment, but she would need transfusions very soon.

The pack assembled around Jacob, trying to calm him. Jacob was only surprised. He thought the entire argument would end up in a fight, with his brothers on his side.

He was confused and hurt that they had sided with me.

But the commands of the alpha must be obeyed. Jacob backed up, remorse in his eyes.

I'll get you next time, leech.

I laughed, and his eyes went wide. I laughed more. The expression was too comical when it was on a dog.

Bella made her way to our gathering. The wolves explained the situation to Jacob. It calmed him, but his hatred for me burned with an intensity I had never seen before.

I didn't mind. I wasn't a fan of myself, either.

“Edward,” her voice was so faint, but it was meant to be a scream. I ran to her, inhumanly fast, and grabbed her. A yelp came from her throat, most likely supposed to be a scream. I ran my thumb across her cheek. A friendly gesture, I told myself.

“Let me remind you,” Sam spoke, “that the treaty is not broken if you kill a human. It is broken if you bite them.” I knew. We all knew. He looked directly at me, as if trying to burn the knowledge into my mind. He had no right to chide me.

“No need, Sam,” I responded. “I was their when the treaty was written.”

And, then her heart stopped beating.