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Confidence

Summary:
The first part of Bella’s second adventure with Beck is over. And now begins her race to save the Cullens from the Volturi. With Cerberus out on the loose and more then a few supernatural creatures after her, will Bella be able to save her family? Oh, and don't forget about a certain revenge crazed demon. This is the sequel to Heaven Help Us and the third story in the series. Will Bella be able to live happily ever after? STORY FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY UPDATED!


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1. Hermes

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I ran swiftly, quickly, barley even letting my feet touch the ground, even though I had no idea where I was going. Without Beck’s guidance, I was lost and I had no idea what to do next. I didn’t even know how much time I had left. I knew the Volturi wouldn’t kill the Cullens, but I had no idea what Kate or the giant three headed dog would do. I had no vampires around me, I had no way of knowing what was going on. I couldn’t borrow anyone’s power. I was clueless. I didn’t like being clueless. After being able to see into the future, read minds and control other’s emotions for so long, it was frustrating not being able to do anything. I was a wimpy vampire, too. It was hopeless. But I couldn’t have given up. My family was in great danger. So despite the odds, I decided to go with my gut and tried to think of a way to help the Cullens.

I wondered why Beck left, I didn’t see her again after I somehow appeared to myself. I had no doubt that Beck was behind that, but why would she disappear? The Cullens were in danger! I couldn’t do it on my own. That was quite obvious. But I had to try. Maybe Beck was taking a break. I mean, protecting eight vampires has to take some energy out of her.

I didn’t have that long to think, though. I was nearing Edward’s meadow when I heard a hustling behind me. I whipped my self around, facing the source of the disturbance. Thoughts rushed through my head. Was it the Volturi? Kate? Cerberus? Beck? Panic welled up in me, and I got ready for a fight. But it was none of the people or things listed above. To my complete shock, a Greek God stood before me. Literally.

“Hermes?” I asked in wonderment. There he was, a tower of muscle standing before me, wearing jeans and a blue shirt that seemed a tiny bit toosmall for him. He nodded. I instantly relaxed. “I hardly recognized you without your toga,” I said jokingly.

“Well, I couldn’t walk around in the human world with only a sheet wrapped around me,” he responded seriously. I stifled a giggle.

“What are you doing here?” I asked him, my mind finally piecing things together.

“I’m looking for Beck,” he said, his mouth pulling down into a frown. “You haven’t seen her have you?” He looked at me hopefully. I shook my head.

“I saw her about an hour ago, but she disappeared suddenly.” My brow pulled together in confusion. Why was Hermes looking for Beck? Was something wrong. Panic started to grip me again. “Why? Are things alright?” I asked urgently. Hermes shrugged.

“All I know is that Beck is gone, the Head Demon is gone, Hell is in an uproar , and my wings somehow just vanished,” Hermes said, sounding a little frustrated.

“So you can’t fly?” I asked, confirming his statement.

“No.” Hermes looked behind and around me. “What are you doing here anyway?” he asked me, his gaze penetrating.

“Beck brought me here,” I said, crossing my arms. I didn’t like the way he was questioning me.

“Huh,” he said. He seemed to be thinking about something. His face had a blank look on his face and he stood very still. I would have mistaken him for a statue if I hadn’t known better. “I don’t like this,” he muttered. I came to attention then. Some life came back to his face as he looked around frantically. “We shouldn’t be here,” he said quickly. I looked at him puzzled.

“Why?” I asked in confusion. I looked around to see what he was so frightened about. I then heard a very loud roar. I froze in my place. It was very hard not to recognize that sound after you heard it once. Cerberus. And he was very, very close by. My muscles refused to move.

Hermes didn’t waste anytime, though. He grabbed my arm and started to pull on my arm. My mind didn’t seem to be working, and my feet refused to move, I was so stricken with panic. Hermes had a terrified look on his face but he didn’t leave me.

“Bella, move your feet!” he hissed at me. “If I see Beck again she will kill me if I leave you here alone. Now MOVE!” he yelled, yanking my arm practically out of its socket. Wow, he was strong.

My mind seemed to start working again, then. I ran away as fast as I could, with Hermes running right next to me. It surprised me how fast he could move. I didn’t think anything other then werewolves could run as fast as vampires.

Fear consumed me and Hermes. We were running for our lives, and Cerberus was catching up very quickly. Hermes was cursing every step he took and I was trying not to hyperventilate. I couldn’t breath smoothly and if I was human, my heart would have been breaking my ribs by beating so hard. I bit my lip to keep from sobbing, it was a hard feat. All I could concentrate on was the idea of Cerberus ripping me to shreds.

“Bella?” Hermes called out to me. I turned my head towards him. “The Quileute tribe is near here, right?” he asked. I nodded. He smiled then. “Follow me!” he yelled. He turned towards the right sharply and I trailed him. I didn’t know what he was thinking, but he was around for thousands of years, he had to have some experience under his belt. I was sure he knew what he was doing.

We approached La Push in a matter of minutes. I half expected a line of werewolves blocking our path, but I didn’t see anyone, or anything for that matter. We didn’t stop running as we entered La Push. The werewolves would have a cow, but we didn’t care about that. The only thing on our minds was escaping Cerberus. But my mind was full of doubt. Cerberus would rip us to shreds. He would catch up with us.

But as it turns out, I miscalculate very often. As soon as we entered La Push, Cerberus stopped. We saw him prowling the forest, out of sight of humans. And I saw another figure. As soon as I saw her, I froze. Hermes had to yank on my arm again. We stopped running and just walked briskly. I still wasn’t sure where we were going, but I didn’t care. All I could think was Kate was here…Kate was here… And she was. How did she know where to find me? How did Cerberus get to Forks? How did-

It all clicked together then. Kate brought Cerberus to Forks to get me. She had her mind only on revenge. But at least she had enough sense to keep Cerberus out of the way of humans. They weren’t supposed to know about angels, demons, or giant three headed dogs.

“What are you doing here, Bella?” a harsh voice asked behind me. I turned around quickly, almost knocking into Hermes. I stared at the person, or persons I should say, in front of me. I entirely forgot about them.

“Uh…Hi Jacob.”