Chapter Eleven

The next morning I woke up in a state of confusion. Overnight I had managed to clear my mind and body of all the tension that had over come me not ten hours ago. Although as soon as my eyes opened and I notice that Edward was lying next to me I began to act in a state of frenzy. I jumped up, looked around, and tried to place where I was. Then it all came back to me. I remembered that I had been abducted twice, I remembered the pain, Victoria and Laurent, and most of all, I remembered Sam's warning, The Cullens had to leave Washington forever.

I cried. I had nothing else to do but cry, so cry I did. I cried for the Cullens and I cried for myself. I guess Rosalie was right. I was nothing but a nuisance, an annoying human, nothing more. I cried for more than an hour before I quit. Just as I started to wipe the tears from my eyes, I heard a banging on my window/door. As I made my way to the other side of the room, the glass burst open, spraying me with blue glass.

Um, ow! I had cuts all over my face and body. When I looked up again, I saw Jacob Black standing in front of me. He gave me a look of joy and said, "Guess what Bells? You're free! The Cullens have finally left Washington! Now we can finally be together! So, how about Friday night? We could go to the movies or something. I bet you are finally happy that Cullen is gone, because we all know that you wouldn't be with a vampire by choice, right?" He said with doubt and looked at me earnestly, but I could still feel his excitement seeping through his skin.

I, however, looked at him in a state of shock. "Jacob Black," I whispered, "I wouldn't go out with you if you were the last man on earth. You locked me up until the love of my life was forced to leave, and you and your stupid pack have done nothing but insult my family." I couldn't believe the nerve of him! How could he think I would ever go out with him after all he has done.

He looked at me questioningly, "We haven't insulted your family. We have never said anything bad about Charlie, or your mother, or any of your other family members."

"Yes, you have. The Cullens are my family. Alice is like my sister, Jasper and Emmett are my brothers, Esme is like the mother I never had, and Carlisle is like my father. When you insult them, you also insult me. For that Jacob Black, I can never forgive you. I thank you for my freedom, now I must be off. Goodbye. Forever." With those words, I walked out of the room and headed outside. As soon as I looked around, I recognized where we were, right next to the Cullen's house. I shook my head, I couldn't believe the nerve of Jacob, Sam, and the rest of the pack! How could they do this, letting Edward know exactly where I was, and letting him know I could never be free until he left me forever.

As tears started to stream down my face, I walked up the steps into the beautiful house I used to call home. I made my way up the stairs, remembering everything that had happened in this house. I passed by Alice's room thinking of all the times I had innocently passed this room, only to have her jump out and trap me, only so she could give me one of those never ending make overs. I laughed thinking how if Alice were to jump out and force me into her bathroom, I would go willingly enough.

Then the real pain came. When the hole in my chest started to expand, I wrapped my arms around my chest, almost as if I could reign the pain back in by force. I didn't think seeing Edward's room would hurt this much, but it did.. I took a deep breath and walked in It was completely empty. It looked as if no one had lived in this room for a very long time. The leather couch as gone, all of the CDs were gone, everything was gone, except for a piece of paper taped on to door. The paper said Isabelle Swan, so I grabbed it and opened it.

My Love,

As you have probably have been told by those dogs, we had to leave Washington forever. Isabella, I want you to know that I love you with all my being, and I will find a way to get you back. Remember, we can still keep in contact with you through e-mail and phone. We all love you Bella, and we are plotting ways to save you from this misery.

Alice saw what you said to Jacob Black and we are all very thankful for your love. We will get you back, and we will come to Washington again, one way or the other.

With Love,

Edward Cullen

The end! Sorry I didn't update yesterday, I had a slight problem of writer's block. This is the end of Challenges of the Heart, But I will be writing the sequel Challenges of the Mind soon.

I would like to thank all of you for your reviews. Sorry if I seemed rushed in a few of the chapters, I was trying to hurry up and finish the chapter, note: the shortness. I apologize, and I hope you will read my sequel also!