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Moved On... Almost!

Summary:
This story starts in ch.18 from New Moon. What if the phone didn't interrupet Jacob and Bella? what if they did kiss? What would happen next? would Edward ever come back? What happens when Bella and Jacob become more friends? Who will she choose? A new Ch is up!!! Ch. 24- What is the next step before Bella is changed? What is Bella's request?I HAVE EDITED THE FIRST FOURTEEN CH. SO IF YOU COME AND READ THEM, THEY ARE MUCH, MUCH BETTER!!! ESPECIALLY CH.4 - THEY ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT SO MUCH BETTER ! THANKS!


Notes:
This takes place right after Bella thought Jacob had left. (In my version Jacob had tried to kiss Bella earlier, after she jumped off the cliff.)


22. Begging, Pleeding, and Voting

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Recap on the last ch.- “No, Bella. Please stay human; there must be a way to get out of this, please for me.” He begged, finally looking at me with a pitiful, saddened expression with his eyes intently placed upon me.

“Why, I have to. It is the only way to get out of this safe. You heard what Alice said, ‘the Volturi have plans for me’. I will not put you or this family in danger again. They want me and I know how to solve it. We must do this, I have to be changed.” I begged to Edward and Jacob.

“No!” the both flatly agreed at once.

“How about this, we all vote on the matter. Everyone states their opinion and then which ever group has the higher vote is where… we will go from there.” Alice suggested.

“No, she is not being changed, period. We are not going to have a vote to decide what to do. Since you already know the outcome, anyway.”

“Alice that is a great idea. We will have vote right now.” Carlisle stated firmly in his nineteenth century accent, completely ignoring Edward’s outburst.

“Thank you, Carlisle. So who wants to go first?”

“First, Bella should state her decision. Bella?” Carlisle raised a hand symbolizing me to go first. I took a deep breath and began.

“I want to be changed. I have wanted to be changed since the first time I learned of it while James hunted me. I want to stand by everyone and feel like I belong there. I am nothing more than a plain, boring, breakable human.” Edward opened his mouth to object, but I simply placed a finger to his lips and continued.

“I want more; I want to be like you. I will not put you in danger again. I couldn’t live with myself if anyone was hurt trying to protect me. I want to be a vampire.” I finished.

It was silent and I could tell no one knew what to say, so I just moved on to the next person.

“Jacob, what is your decision?” yet, already knew his, I still asked him.

“No, Bella, please, stay human for me.” He begged and his eyes were moist. I could see the tears threatening their ways out, which was strange. Vampires weren’t supposed to be able to cry, but apparently Jacob could.

“It’s for the best.” I simply replied and moved on the Alice sitting next to Jacob.

“Alice?” I asked hopefully.

“Yes, of course. After all it was my idea.” She grinned at me and I could see her excitement overflowing even due to the circumstances. It made me hopeful, I had a feeling she knew how this would turn out and this too made me grinned broadly.

“Thank you, Alice.” I moved on to Jasper who was sitting beneath Alice.

“Jasper?” I asked nervously. I didn’t know what his answer would be; he never really stated his feelings before on this discussion.

“Yes.” He said, voice grave. I nodded, smiling knowing Edward and Jacob didn’t have a chance. So far I had two votes in my favor, but I also had two votes weren’t.

“Rosalie?”

She hesitated, biting down on her plump, flawless bottom lip. “No.” she stretched out the word, like she was regretting it at the same time.

I nodded and moved on to Emmett, before I let her see my depressed reaction. Unfortunately she held up a hand to me and continued.

“Let me explain, please.” I turned my head back up to her and listened patiently.

“It’s not that I don’t want you to join our family in that way, it’s just that… I wouldn’t have chosen this life, even though I got Emmett and this family. I wish there was a person to vote no for me. I want you to be my sister, to join our family, but I don’t want for you to be changed just to be in our family. I think you would regret it. Sorry.” I slightly nodded my head, repeating her words again in my head, wondering her complete story, her past that had made her regret Carlisle decision.

“Emmett?” his childish grin made me pretty sure of his answers.

“Hell, yes. I want every chance have you for my little sis.” His smile widened and I felt the urge to run over and give him a big bear hug, but I resisted.

“Esme?” I questioned.

“Yes, of course, Bella. I already think of you as part of my family, why not make it official.” She gave me a small, warm smile.

“Thank you so much.” I turned to the second to last, Carlisle. I suddenly wished I had gotten his opinion first. Wasn’t it his vote that mattered the most? If Edward refused to change me, he would in the end.

When I opened my mouth, I realized he wasn’t looking towards me, but at a fuming Edward.

“Edward?” he asked.

“No,” he growled. His jaw was strained tight, his lips curled back from his teeth.

“It’s the only way that makes the most sense. You have decided that you can’t live without her, so what choice does that leave us?”

“No.” he snarled.

Carlisle shrugged and turned towards me. “Well, you know my vote, Bella. I want you in this family and if this is your decision, then I agree.”

“Thank you, everyone. Thank you for wanting to keep me.” I grinned back at the vampires in the room, only a few of them were grimacing at the moment.

“So, when are we going to do this?” I asked, excitement leaking through.

“NO! NO! NO!” Edward roared as he scooted me off his lap and started to pace around the room.

Suddenly he was in my face again, his hands holding it tightly, forcing me to look at him.

“It doesn’t have to be right now. Give me a few days, please.”

“We don’t have a few days, Edward. They will be here by then. We have no time, Edward.”

“Yes, we do. Alice just had a vision. They are going to be held back for a while.” He smiled like it was the best news ever.

“It this true, Alice?” I turned to her and realized she was still in her ‘vision like state’. Her face was blank and dazed. Suddenly her eyes fluttered opened.

“Yes, I just saw it. They were making arrangements, when they got news that an army of newborns was plaguing the south-west. They have to go clean up that mess, before they come here to investigate. They should be here with in two weeks. I say probably about twelve days.” She smiled and it seemed that everyone took a deep breath of relief.

“See, we can wait for at least a few days. Or, now we have time to escape and make up a new plan. We have time.” He took my hands and swung them slightly, smiling still.

“No, if we don’t do it now, we never will. We have no reason to wait. If we do it now, then we can get things set after I’m changed. We can’t wait, let’s do it tomorrow at the latest.” I argued back.

“Yes, we are waiting. You don’t have to be changed. You will not be changed.” He finished in a firm voice, his jaw clenched.

“But I want to Edward, please. I want this. Don’t you want me forever, too? Don’t you love me?” I begged him with frightened eyes. I realized suddenly that maybe he didn’t want me to be a vampire for a reason. I dropped his hands and stepped back.

“You don’t want me?” I asked, repeating my words when he left me the first time. It was like a recap from last year, a flicker in an old movie.

I couldn’t take it. I just ran, something not usual for me. I didn’t even give him time to answer, I couldn’t even bare to look at him. My knees buckled as I ran up the stairs and into his room, without tripping once. I broke down at the door and ran to the black, leather couch, sobbing hysterically.