What if Bella did act like a 17 yr. old when Edward said goodbye? What if her answer to his request for a promise to not be reckless was NO? How far will Bella go to prove he cannot control her? Cannon Pairs V/H AU
Starts in the woods after Edward ends his relationship with Bella.
2. Chapter 2
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After spending the night watching and listening to Bella crying herself to sleep, I couldn't help but look at what I did in a new light. Yes, Jasper did try to eat her on her birthday, but did I really expect anything different. Clearly she accepted it as par for the course because right after Carlisle had stitched her up, she wanted to go look for Jasper to make sure he was alright and to forgive him. As much as it tears me up inside, I just want to keep her safe from me and my kind. Is leaving her going to help or hurt her more? I know she told me to leave, but having witnessed her reaction, can I really leave her now? She would get over me if I left, right? I have to at least try to make this work for her sake, but what exactly does my family have in mind? It was then that I decided to go home while Bella was still asleep, and see what roles they were going to be playing in this new game Bella had set in motion.
"I told you guys not to come back, you'll just have to leave again you know."
"So not happening Edward, honestly you don't learn very well from your mistakes do you?"
"What are you talking about Alice?"
"Do you think you did anything to stop her? I spent the entire ride back watching nonstop visions of Bella dying every time she decided on a new idea! By the way, thank you for that! It was just so much fun watching my best friend die repeatedly!"
"I'll stop her, she will see reason!"
"No, she won't you horse's ass! Why don't I share with you what I've been forced to see!"
Whether I wanted to or not Alice had all the visions of Bella dying running over and over again through her mind for me to witness. Seeing all the ways she intended to die forced me to my knees shaking and screaming. The hole that was already there from the breakup was now ten times the size as before, and Alice just kept running them over and over until Carlisle stopped her.
"Enough Alice!" Demanded Carlisle loudly.
"No it's not enough! He still intends on leaving even though he's killing her!" Alice flashed to Esme's side where she pulled her into an embrace.
"Alice, we won't let that happen, whether Edward decides to stay or go, we are not leaving! Edward said we had to do what was best for Bella; well it's apparent we are what's best for Bella. I was willing to do anything to save her and now we are too." Carlisle joined Esme in trying to console Alice.
"Why are you doing this to me?" I had to plead my case; they needed to see it was for her, it was always for her!
"We're not doing anything to you, so feel free to go anytime you want, but you can't make us leave the daughter Bella has become to us! This is about Bella, not you!" Esme has never been this mad at me before, it was definitely the look of death she hit me with!
"I won't leave until she is safe and ready to let go of us."
"Edward I am forewarning you, we have all agreed that if anyone of us is too late to save her and if Bella still wants it, we will transform her."
"LIKE HELL YOU WILL! NO, I WILL NOT ALLOW IT!"
"You don't have a say anymore! Have you forgotten you threw her away like a piece of trash! Besides, you're leaving." How could Rose say that?Rose was pissed about this more then I realized if she were willing to turn Bella too.
"She is not a piece of trash! She is the love of my life and the only reason I have to exist at all!"
"Then dude you are royally screwed because you just did exactly that, now like it or not you hurt my little sister, so you can either suck it up and fix this or stay out of our way while we take care of Bella. Those are your only two options here." Not Emmett too!
"Edward I am going to MY FRIEND Bella's house and if I were you, I would not come within five hundred feet or I'll rip your head off!" The pixie probably would do it too.
I'm not sure what I expected when I came home, but it certainly was not this turn of events. Where did all this anger come from and why is it directed at me? Who were these people that claimed to be my family? Was that just an intervention I experienced? What's next, are the wolves going to unite with my family against me? I really don't know what to think anymore, what started out as making a simple clean break for Bella's sake has turned everything upside down and inside out. Could I be wrong about this?
Did he really think we were all going to act like sheep and move away? I don't think so. I couldn't believe the visions I had to endure of Bella deciding on all the different ways she could kill herself, it sent shiver's up my spine. And, for that to happen to a vampire, let's just say it's highly unusual. Did he really believe she would see reason, has he even met Bella? Bella is the most determined and stubborn human or vampire I've ever met. If she weren't so determined in not letting things go, she would have never confronted Edward over his week long absence from school, how he stopped the van or that he was really a vampire. Besides, what kind of friend would I be if I let her go through this all alone?
"Hi Bella, can I come in?"
"Not if you're here to explain why I should do what your brother dearest says. Who by the way I hate right now." Yeah, hating is trying to cope with the hurt.
"Yeah sorry love, that's the last thing I think you should do."
"So what are you here for? Edward said you left without as much as a goodbye."
"Look Edward was an ass and I know he thinks he's protecting you, but he's wrong,
danger finds you no matter what and I told him so. He thinks he knows everything and can make all these decisions by himself for all involved. Therefore, I decided with the rest of the family, we aren't his puppets so I am here as your best friend and to tell you the family is here for you too, even Rose." I would have never thought Rose.
"Alice, you're wrong he's not protecting me, I was just something to entertain him, and he told me so." It broke my heart when she whispered the last part. I wanted to kill Edward, okay maybe not; he'd be getting off too easy with death.
"Yeah…well he lied, but I think it would probably be better to show you instead of telling you. So we have a plan, everyone but Edward knows about it so just play along and you will see for yourself, if he really cares for you."
I spent the next two hours sharing our plan, consoling and just being the friend Bella and I needed. By the time we left for school she was somewhat better. Her future was still dangling between being okay and not so much. Rose and Emmett picked us up in the M3 and when we pulled into school everyone, including Edward was staring at us. Stage one of the plan, I walked directly up to the talent show sign and placed all of our names on it as a group act, of course I left Edward off. My hope was Jasper would be back from Denali by then. We had a little over a week to be ready.
Okay the Cullen's have officially lost their minds! Alice wouldn't listen when I told her Edward didn't want me anymore, so now the Cullen's have a plan to prove it to me, but honestly I know it won't work. I was a toy and now I no longer was any fun, so I've been tossed to the bottom of the toy box. I was, however, glad that she didn't leave and I had someone to talk to, it's not like I could have discussed this with Charlie or Renee. It was worse walking into the school surrounded by the Cullen's and watching Edward from a distance, then it was my first day at Forks high.
Just seeing him made my chest wrench with pain, I don't know if I can do as Alice asked and not end the pain. Edward kept his distance from us including at lunch. It hurt that I had separated him from his family and I wasn't about to sit there with him staring at me like I was the devil incarnate. I decided it would be better since I wasn't eating to head to class early, maybe Edward would be able to reconnect with his family. Although, just from what Alice said made me think otherwise, but I had to give them a chance.
"Bella you're not eating?" Why is he here and speaking to me?
"None of your business anymore remember?"
"Bella I told you I wouldn't leave until you weren't going to hurt yourself."
"I would appreciate it if you wouldn't talk to me anymore. People will get the wrong idea."
"And what idea is that?"
"That we are still together." What's he want his cake and eat it too?
"So what if they do?" His face wore a grim expression.
"We're not, so why lie about it, you don't want me and that's fine for you."
"Why can't you just let me go? You will be happy with someone else."
"You don't know anything about me apparently. How dare you be so presumptuous as to decide who will or will not make me happy. Who died and left you in charge, oh yeah, you did!"
I decided to change my seat to prevent him from talking to me anymore. I was way too angry and couldn't control myself from saying mean and hurtful things that I knew I'd regret later, in fact, I already regretted them. I needed to get out of here.
"Emmett, can you please take me home now?" Man, she looks like she's ready to spiral.
"Sure Bella, but what's wrong, are you okay?" Because girl you look like hell!
"I just need to get out of here; it's a bit too much too soon."
"Okay, let's go." I wrapped my arm around Bella, in order to cocoon her from the prying eyes and helped her into Rose's car.
As soon as we pulled out of the parking lot, she broke down. I called Rose to let her know what was happening and that I would stay with Bella. I was so out of my element here, but I would do anything for my lil sis. Problem was that all I wanted to do was rip off Edward's head and start a game of family football! Man they think I'm stupid, someone forgot to check his I.Q. How stupid could one vampire be, betting against the pixie, yeah he's an idiot. The poor thing never stopped crying as I led her into the house. That wasn't even the worst of it, when she took off her coat; she had long red marks where she had been clawing at her chest in an attempt to stop the pain.
Thank god she didn't break the skin! Once she crawled into bed, I made my way downstairs; you know the whole privacy thing. Honestly when I heard her padding her way the bathroom, I didn't think anything about it until my phone went off and it was Alice.
"Hey pixie what's up?"
"Crap, I'm on it!"
By the time I flew up the stairs she had already managed to lock the door and I could hear her pouring out pills from a bottle. With one quick push the door lock gave way and when it slammed open, I found Bella already had the pills in her mouth.
"Oh no you don't, spit them out now."
"Come on Bella, don't make me make you, it won't be pretty!"
I had to force my fingers in her mouth to make her spit them out, she wasn't very happy about that. I couldn't believe the amount of pain killers she was about to swallow, man there must have been twenty Vicodin in her mouth, and she still had two more bottles of other stuff she was going to take. Alice must have called Carlisle because seconds later, he flew through the door with a look of sheer panic on his face.
"Bella are you okay?" Does she look okay?
She just collapsed into his arms and balled her poor little eyes out. Once Carlisle was sure all the pills were accounted for he gave her a shot to help her sleep.
"Emmett you need to make sure to do better next time. Stay with her until Charlie gets home. I have to talk to Edward he needs to see where this is going end." Yeah, Bella in a body bag that's where! Charlie's POV
It had been a rough few days. Bella didn't think I heard her crying herself to sleep, but I did and it tore me apart. I wanted to help her, but I just didn't know where to begin, talking wasn't my strong suit. I thought this would pass like a normal teenage breakup, although when it came to Bella, nothing was normal. She needed to talk to someone and Renee was not an option. At least Alice has been here for her.
I arrived home to find Emmett sitting on my couch. "Hello Emmett. What are you doing here?"
"Hi Chief Swan. Bella wasn't feeling well, so I drove her home from school and thought someone should stay with her until you arrived."
"Well, thanks very much, would you like to stay for dinner; I was going to order a pizza."
"No I can't, Esme is waiting for me, so I better get going."
I went to check on Bella who was sleeping, but I could see her cheeks were stained with tears. It was right then and there that I decided I would call Esme. Esme has teenagers; she will know what to do.
"Hello Esme, it's Charlie Swan, I hope it's not too late to call."
"No Charlie of course not, how can I help you this evening?"
"I need some advice, I know Edward and Bella have broken up, but she's not taking it very well and I know you have girls, I guess I just need to know what to do here."
"Yes Charlie, I can understand since Edward is in the same amount of pain over this, right now we’re just trying to get him to see logic. He really does think he did this for her benefit. He's willing to make himself miserable for her, but at the same time he loves her so deeply it's almost scary. If it would help I could try and talk to Bella for you would that help?"
"If you wouldn't mind, Renee wouldn't be of any help here, but I think since you've had teenage girls, you would understand better than anyone."
"Of course Charlie, I'll make plans to see Bella this weekend after the talent show."
"Sure that's great; thanks Esme have a nice evening."
I hope she can get through to her. Maybe I should talk to Edward tomorrow; maybe if I knew why they broke up it would be possible we could all fix this.A/N a review would be nice to know if your enjoying it.