A Reunion Happened Differently
What if the reunion in New Moon had happened a little differently? Bella still ends up saving Edward but it happens my way. **banner made by me** This fic is the product of a dream I had. This is the first Twilight fic that I've posted. Let me know whether you think I should continue it or not. So what I'm asking is for you to read and review. Thanks and hope you like it! I'm not Ms Meyer so my dream is the only thing thats mine.
4. Chapter 3
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After a few moments my blurry vision focused on Carlisle, Jasper and Emmett. I could not descry what their expressions meant as the looked at me. I realized they were staring at us with shock and worry, that’s when I realized that the earth was still shaking.
No, not the earth; I was the one shaking. My body was coming off of an adrenaline rush that had been fueled by rage. Take a deep breath Bella.
As I was calming down, the world came back into focus and I realized that the Cullen boys were coming towards Edward and me. Though I was calmer I still heard a rumbling sound. All of us, save Edward, turned our heads when there was a crash of a few trees and two wolves, spilling out into our clearing. I thought I had taken great care in getting rid of all the wolves doing something to Edward.
One of the wolves was a dark gray color…kind of looked like Paul. The other one was a sandy-blonde color that was unmistakably Seth Clearwater. But why was Seth here?
Just as I was thinking about it Seth barely got the upper hand so the Cullens were about to join in. “Go for the grey one! The blonde one is safe!” I yelled out to them. With a confused look and a shrug of their shoulders they helped Seth quickly take Paul out for good as Edward and I watched from our position against the boulder.
Once done Carlisle, Jasper and Emmett came back to my love and I with troubled looks. Carlisle approached us and gently surveyed the extent of Edward’s horrendous injuries. “Bella, where’s his left arm?” Carlisle asked me quietly.
I felt the dark look that settled over my face. “The mangy mutts tore it right off and threw it into the woods.” I took a deep breath, both to keep myself from becoming enraged again and to keep from breaking down completely.
“I found his arm.” Seth declared as he came out of the trees while gingerly carrying Edward’s left arm. He handed the limb to Carlisle and asked, “Will he be okay?”
“Thank you,” Carlisle replied sincerely as he took it, “and yes, he’ll be able to recover once we get home.” He gave him a short nod and turned his attention back to his son.
“Are you ok Bella?”
Once Seth asked this everyone’s gaze was placed upon me, including Edward’s. Jasper looked very anxious for my reply; probably because he couldn’t make heads or tails of the emotions I was putting out.
“Eventually, I think,” was my answer to Seth.
A thought suddenly occurred to me. “Seth, how did you know to come here?” I asked. “I’m grateful to be sure but how did you know about this?”
Everyone looked to Seth now for an explanation. “I was on the reservation and phasing in the woods, for kicks ya know? Anyways, when I’m in wolf form I can hear what all the others were thinking. I haven’t been in wolf mode for a few weeks so I had no idea about this. If I did you know I would have done something about it, right?” he asked me with pleading eyes.
I could never doubt Seth. “I know you would Seth. I believe you and am so glad that you were here.” I reassured him.
“As are the rest of us, Seth. Thank you for helping to save our family, Bella and Edward,” Carlisle broke in with Jasper and Emmett nodding their agreements.
“I would do it again if needed. I’m just relieved I was able to beat Paul before he was able to attack. Which reminds me; I think I should get back to the reservation. I’ll do what I can when I get back there Bella. I’m guessing you’ll be spending a few days, at least, with the Cullens? Anyhow, be safe everyone.” And with that Seth raced back into the trees and towards Forks and La Push.
We echoed his goodbyes. Carlisle placed his attention back to us as did Emmett and Jasper.
“What do you want us to do Carlisle?” Jasper asked of him.
“Emmett and I are taking Edward back to the house in Forks. Jasper, I want you to take Bella to the hotel and we will see you all back at the house,” was his reply. “Emmett please carry Edward and I’ll follow with his arm. Bella, Jasper, we’ll see you soon.” With that said he and Emmett started their trek. I was able to give one last look to my Edward before they disappeared.
By the time I turned back around to face Jasper I could already feel my muscles stiffen and feel like bags of sand, just weighted down. I looked straight into Jasper’s eyes. I took the two steps that it required to stand right before him and slowly wound my arms around his waist. I held a firm grip and took a deep breath, inhaling the scent of the Cullens.
“You don’t know how very glad I am to see you Jasper.” I said with a teary voice.
He gently hugged me back and replied, “I am too, Bella. I am too.”
After a few short sniffles I was clinging to Jasper’s back, heading back towards the small town hotel. An idea just came to me.
“Jasper? Why weren’t any of you flustered around all that blood back there?” I asked, puzzled.
“That blood was horrible! Blood of those dogs is one of the foulest smelling things to our kind.” He replied. He peaked up at me as we came to the tree line across from the hotel. “You ready?”
“I guess I have to be, right?” I answered him with my own rhetorical question. He gave me a knowing look and in half a second we were in their room at the hotel. We were immediately assaulted with questions:
-“How did you do that?”
Jasper chose to only answer the last question. “Carlisle said for all of us to head back to the house in Forks.” Everyone seemed satisfied with that answer for now.
All-knowingly, Alice came at me with a fierce hug and my back already packed. “I talked to Angela and she knows you are coming to be with us for now. I asked her not to say anything to anyone just yet, which of course she agreed, and suggested that she should invite Ben to come up to stay with her. No one would think it would be suspicious because you and she are staying together already. Again, she agreed. I need to get her something nice or plan something for her because she is a super friend and not being all pushy or nosey….” Alice started ranting and pondering from that moment on.
I decided I should still probably call her to just let her know that I would be alright and let her know what was going on in a few days. She said it was fine and to let her know if I needed anything. I’m going to go half-sies with Alice on what the nice thing for Angela would be.
“Time to go home Bella. Come on!” Alice pulled (mostly dragged) me towards Carlisle’s black Mercedes where Jasper was going to drive with us. Esme and Rosalie were going in her convertible.
When Alice said home she meant back to their house in Forks. She was right; that’s the only place that will be my home for the rest of my life, for however long it may be. For a long time I thought that rest of my life would be eternity spent with Edward and the rest of my vampire family. I just don’t know how anything is going to be after today. At least I get a few days with my family, hopefully longer, but I’ll always treasure any time I had with any and all of them.
In what reality was a little bit more than an hour’s drive to Forks we seemed to have made it to the house in about ten minutes. It was plenty enough time for my body to shut down and sleep off some of the evening's exhaustive moments away.
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