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The Power of Love

Summary:
Exactly how strong is the bond that Edward and Bella share? Join Bella and Edward as they embark on a journey where their love is challenged. Watch as Bella and Edwards' roads cross and divide. Can they each handle their mistakes? Will Edward abandon Bella or will their love survive the hardships life has to offer? This is set right after Edward leaves Bella in New Moon and begins with Bella in a deep depression.


Notes:
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or any of the characters in this story. This story is written for fun. I am an enthusiast and a fanatic of the lovely Stephenie Meyers. Also please be patient. This story is already written. The first 5 chapters are short; they are glimpses that help set up the story. As the story progressed it seems that the chapters get longer and longer. Also this story is told from various points of view. Each view will be posted to avoid confusion.


23. Impending Doom Part I

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Impending doom

BPOV

There he was staring back at me through the haze of the sun; radiating with hate and anger as he shivered away the pending transformation. His shiny, dark hair blowing in the breeze, his features hardened and his eyes pierced through me.

He knows.

He knows and he was blocking my way to the city. I had to confront him. I didn't want to; I knew he could see right through me. I knew that he would know the sins I had committed. Jacob must end my life. I am no longer alone. I crept closer to him as he stood his stance. Like a predator ready to pounce, his fists were balled up and he was shaking under his shirt. I continued to take steps towards him. He'll either leave me or kill me.

A wind picked up and blew his scent over in my direction. I scrunched up my nose in response. It had been too long since I last had been around a werewolf. In fact it had been a while since I had really had any good company. I realized how much I missed Jacob. I became impatient and changed my pace. In an instant I was at Jacob's side and beaming. I jumped at him and hugged him tight. His arms stayed by his body, motionless as I squeezed him tighter. Finally Jacob responded, "Eww, Bella! You stink!"

I giggled and loosened my hold on him, but he stopped me from letting go and wrapped his long, warm arms around me. It felt good to be in his embrace. We stayed glued together like that for some time until he unfroze and ran his fingertips slowly up to my shoulders, lingering for a moment at my neckline, bringing his hands together, cupping my chin and tilting my head just enough to gaze directly into his dark eyes. It lasted only as long as my guilt would allow. I pulled away and Jacob hardened. I hated that I had been the one to end this beautiful moment. I wanted it to never end. But now being with him brought the realization that I was a monster. I have committed horrible acts and now deserve to pay. I shouldn't have the luxury of being with someone like Edward or even someone like Jacob.

"Bella, you look like hell." I winced at the words that came at me.

"Well hello, to you too, Jake."

"Sorry, Bella, but it's true. I knew something was off. Edward came looking for you and then he took off as if he'd seen something bad happened to you. He looked at me and spouted off something about leaving you to fend for yourself. Bella, I am sorry, I never meant to leave you all alone. I..."

"Shh, Jacob, I wouldn't beat yourself up. I asked you to go, remember?" I interrupted.

"I didn't realize, I guess I always thought of you as the strong one. I am sorry. I forgot that you needed looking after."

"Jake, that is not your role. You can't blame yourself. Besides, what are you doing here? Did you come all this way to offer your services or are you here to check on me again? Big bad Jacob, that's it you're here to set me straight, well you're too late. Your Bell is gone." I had become livid.

Jacob took a step back from me and stared.

"What have you done Bella? What is so bad that you think that I will never love you again?"

He used the word love. Jacob loves me. No, he won't after he figures out that I have killed so many.

"I have to go. I am meeting some people at the airport and I am going to be late."

Jacob looked hard at me, "Who are you meeting and what for?"

Jacob looked concerned however he didn't have a clue.

"I am meeting some people that are going to help me with my problems."

"What problems Bella? I don't understand. What happened to you? What is wrong?"

I backed up from Jacob and looked straight into his inquisitive stare. My thoughts focused on Edward. I first thought of the love that I had been so foolishly wrapped in for the past 2 years. Then they lingered towards his family. The Cullens. Another tragedy. My whole life just thrown away by others. My father left me to my own demise with a mother who was more of my daughter than a parental figure. My mother leaving me for a mediocre baseball player. My first love, a sham, a broken promise. My best friend, an angry beast stepping to the sidelines to let me shrivel into nothing, a shadow. And of course, the Cullens, now just distant memories of a family that I once wanted to join. All alone here, everyone gone.

I let all of these emotions consume me. All the pain radiated to my limbs as they lit up in a deep orange glow. I looked back down the road and focused on a target. The fire blew from my arms and a ball of flames attacked the surrounding trees.

I stopped almost as quickly as I had started and took a peek at Jacob, who at this point was doing everything in his power to keep from transforming. He was shaking violently, trembling from head to toe. I stood still and then looked over at Jacob and willed him to calm down. He looked shocked but began to calm down. I opened up my mind and a vision came to me.

I was standing in the airport. But it was no longer the airport. Many small fires burned in various areas of the terminals. Bodies sprawled on the floor surrounded me. The stench of death lingered in the stale air. Crimson dripped from the walls and stained the chairs. Pools of blood trickled together as the lights flickered on and off. In the distance I caught sight of three men in black with long billowing cloaks. Behind them dragged their guard, also in black garb. A loud noise rattled from behind me. But before I had a chance to investigate the perpetrator, the men in black all turned in unison and laid their deep ruby eyes upon me. The Volturi.

I came to from this vision and fell to the ground.

"Bella, you're shaking what's happening to you?" Jacob knelt down besides me and pulled me into his grasps. The moment that he touched me, Jacob collapsed to the ground and began trembling violently. He curled up into a ball bringing his knees up to his chest as his eyes glazed over into blank stare. He cringes in fear at the rush of emotions colliding into him. He opens his eyes, closes them and then rubs them now seeing the vision that I had just had.

Tragedy strikes the airport in only an hour and here we are laying on the street. Awareness and understanding bombard Jacob as he realizes that I am heading to the airport to meet these people.

"Bella, you can't go. That is suicide!"

"That is the point Jacob. I don't deserve to exist anymore."

Jacob, shocked, reached for my shoulders and firmly placed his hands on them.

"Bella, whatever you did, it's forgiven. Don't go." Jake said with the utmost sincerity in his eyes.

I glanced over at him, "Jake, Aro is here. He's coming for me. I asked him to come and take me away. I don't know what else to do. But irregardless, the disaster that is about to occur can't happen. We have to stop it!"

Jacob let go of me and took two steps back, "Come with me."

"Jacob, don't leave me. But this is too weird. The Volturi don't draw this kind of attention. This is atypical behavior for them. Something is not right. I have to figure it out. I am going. Are you with me?"

"Bella you're right. If something has them rattled then surely you have to do something to prevent this from happening. But Bella, what if this is all a facade? You can't go to them, what if it's all trap? They are summoning you. There were no survivors in that vision. You can't be part of something like that."

"Jake, I am that. I am that monster. Maybe I do that damage and they are there to stop me. I have to know. I can't let that happen."

Jacob's face straightens as his decision is made. My chest tightens as I realize the way he has chosen.

Alone again.

"Bella, I'll be back, I just have to do this one thing. Promise me you'll wait? What am I saying? Bella, I am leaving, I can't stay."

With one last glance, Jacob mumbles to me, "Be safe, Isabella."