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Nowhere

Summary:
This is the sequel to my story "Somewhere." you have to read that first to understand the plot because this goes off of that one's epilogue. Somewhere's epilogue can be read seperately from the rest of the story, but there still are minor references in Nowhere to it's predecessor. Edward and Bella are finally together again and getting ready for their wedding. all is well until they go to tell Charlie. Charlie has fallen asleep on the couch and on the news is something that will change their lives forever. now they must run. this time not to find each other, but to escape the danger ahead for them. Places to hide are scarce, even in such a large world, especially with a tracker. Meanwhile, the city of Forks is just finding out about the mysterious news...


Notes:
in this story, Bella and Edward will once again start running around the world, but with more events and to farther places. but this time, they will have somebody else with them. this story might not go the way you think. =] Disclaimer: I do not own anything to do with Twilight.


18. Short-Lived

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1462   Review this Chapter

Bella’s POV

My phone rang shrilly as I buckled myself in my seat next to Edward in the plane. I swiftly retrieved it from my pocket, eager to stop the ringing before a flight attendant realized that I hadn’t turned my cell phone off yet.

“Bella?”

“Angela?” I said with a small sense of excitement in my voice for my best human friend. It seemed like it had been years since I talked to her, even knowing that the time hadn’t amounted to that much.

“Bella,” she began, “where are you? Why are you still gone? People are starting to wonder…”

“I’m on a plane, but I’m sorry that I can’t tell you where. I’ll come home soon. Don’t worry.”

“But what about all these rumors? Everyone’s asking me because I’m supposed to be your roommate. And now your dad is saying you came back to town with Edward and then took off. What is going on?”

“I wish I could tell you, Angela, I really do. But I can’t tell you how important it is that you keep as much as you can a secret. I did come back with Edward, to Charlie’s house, engaged, but I had to leave at the last second. It wasn’t before he saw us though. I’m so sorry I can’t tell you all of this. Maybe someday I’ll be able to.”

“Bella, why can’t you tell me?” she asked.

“These are matters of life and death, I can’t just tell everything. I’m walking a thin line just telling you this.”

“What are you talking about life and death? Bella, what have you gotten into?!”

“I’m sorry, Angela,” I said, hanging up before the conversation could get out of hand; or a flight attendant could catch me.

I turned off my cell phone and returned it to its place inside my pocket before leaning into Edward’s arm, which he quickly shifted to put around me. He pressed a kiss to my lips to try to calm the racking sobs that were rising in my chest. If my body could produce tears, I would be soaking wet.

I didn’t want to go through all this turmoil. And, even though you’d think I would’ve built up a resistance to it by now, I haven’t been able to overcome the constant fear rising within me. Fear that I would lose my parents or family-to-be or even Edward. It’s taken a toll on my heart, and it’s not getting any better.

And, even with the small chance that we may get out of this alive, I knew that more would just keep being thrown at me. It had never really mattered whether I was human or not, Edward had been right from the start: I pulled in danger just like a magnet, a strong magnet.

Though I always seemed to think I could, I never really got out of anything. Everything I had gone through, most of it at least, had been fought for me. Except in Victoria’s case—pure beginner’s luck and raw newborn strength—all these things I had just barely gotten out of, had been Edward’s doing. He’d saved me from rapists, a bloodthirsty vampire, a car crash, countless falls and who knows what else. No wonder he’s so overprotective, look at all that’s happened!

I sobbed uncontrollably into Edward’s chest, to which he responded by pulling me tighter to him. He began whispering reassurances in my ear, trying to get me to calm down. Alice looked over at me from in front of us in her seat next to Jasper, the sorrow apparent in her eyes too. We all knew how bad this was going to end, and I don’t think a single one of us was ready to face what we had thought we were able to.

*****

We landed in Seattle, the place I couldn’t tell Angela that we were headed to, early the next morning. After braving the terribly slow line to disembark the aircraft, we entered the terminal into a long hall filled with people either bored or shopping while waiting for their flights. Alice veered to the left suddenly to head to the exit. Edward never removed his arm from around my waist as we promptly followed.

Since we had been in such a rush, we had no baggage, and were able to save time from trying to spot our bags on the long conveyer belt at baggage claim. We passed other people with no such luck, many of whom looked like they were ready to fall asleep on the spot, as we moved towards the automatic exit doors.

Alice paused at the long row of taxis, debating whether or not it would be better to run. Seeing that it was November, a time with no possible chance of sunshine anywhere in the state of Washington, she went for running, suddenly taking off running away from the airport. I feared of possible onlookers’ suspicion of her high speed after any type of plane ride as we trailed behind her and Jasper.

She turned into a shaded area located just outside the exit, to which we had reached quite rapidly. She looked around, checking for onlookers, before disappearing into the foliage, leaving the rest of us to follow along. We obeyed her silent command and followed, trusting our future-seeing sister or, in Jasper’s case, wife.

She swerved through the trees at top speed, leading the way back to the house, hopefully in a way where we wouldn’t get caught. Edward and I could have easily overtaken her but we stayed back and entrusted her with this difficult task.

It had been Alice’s idea to come back to Washington. She drew on my idea from almost two years ago, when James had been tracking me. I had suggested for me to go home to Phoenix, the last place he would look, or so we thought. We were all hoping for the correct outcome this time around.

The future had stumped Alice this time though. For some reason, she couldn’t see the rest of the family back at the house, instead just darkness. Of course, this had just urged her on in her choice in the matter of returning to Forks. I was sincerely hoping that this wouldn’t end up being a case of curiosity killing the cat.

As we neared the house, Edward began to worry.

“Alice,” he said, “are you sure this is a good idea?”

“Why wouldn’t it be?” she responded. “We’re going to go see the rest of the family. Don’t you want to too?”

“Well, yes, but,” he hesitated, “what if the blankness in your visions is something bad. What if we’re being led straight into a trap?”

“How could a vision being blank mean a trap?” she asked. “To me, it means the absence of a trap, hence there being nothing.”

“Alice…” Edward trailed off.

“Stop worrying Edward. Haven’t you done enough that in your life yet?”

Edward glowered but let it go, allowing Alice to lead us into the three mile drive leading up to the big white house on the river. At this point, he and I overtook Alice and Jasper, becoming impatient having to go so much slower than our usual pace this whole trip.

Finally, we rounded a corner and headed towards the large porch adorning the side of the house. But we never even got to the stairs. Someone grabbed me from behind and I screamed before they clapped their hand over my mouth, being careful to stay away from my teeth.

“Edward!” I screamed, even though it was muffled by the pale hand covering my lips.

He immediately turned around and raced towards me and the man trying to kidnap me just as Alice and Jasper came into the small clearing in front of the house. Jasper grabbed Alice and held onto her tightly as they rushed to my rescue.

Their attempt was short-lived though. Upon coming into close range with me they were grabbed too. Alice managed to yell out before they could stop her.

“Damn vision! Why isn’t it working?!”

A tall, lean figure concealed in a flowing black robe stepped out of the shrubbery just as the rest of the family burst out onto the porch after hearing the screaming.

“Well, not so easy is it? Such easy targets aren’t you?”

It had all gone down in mere seconds, but I could tell that the repercussions would last much longer just from the simple words out of the leader's mouth.