A/N: Okay this might not actually be the last chapter.
Jacob stepped forward; the expression on his face was unreadable. Edward stood slightly in front of me, positioning himself between both Jacob and I. Jacob smiled, and Edward shook his head.
"Why are you here Jacob?" I asked.
"Nice to see you too…" He stated incredulously.
"I didn't mean it like that…"
"How did you mean it? Have you lost your etiquette since I've left? Hanging out with filthy bloodsuckers would do that!" Jacob spat out the last word at me and glared, I gaped at him.
Edward cleared his throat and turned his face to Jacob, and Jacob scowled under his breath.
"Jacob, please don't talk to her like that. I don't have time to kill you tonight…we have a lot on our agenda."
"Edward!" I hissed through clenched teeth, and he threw me an apologetic glance.
Jacob recoiled, and spoke up again, his tone was more approachable this time. "I'm sorry, Bella. It's just I wanted to know for sure…I guess I can't stop you, can I?"
"That's what I thought." He sighed; I flinched as his face filled with sadness.
"Then why did you come here?" I couldn't help but ask considering how curious I was.
"I wanted to make sure…I was curious. Besides, I missed seeing your face. I thought I could leave it all behind, but just like your bloodsucker – I couldn't stay away from you. I love you…I'll love you even when you become one of them." I saw Edward become rigid out of the corner of my eye; he was taken this surprisingly well. Except the whole I'll kill you thing.
"No, Bella…please don't say anything. It will only make things harder for me."
"He's right, Bella." Edward interrupted before a long silence would take place. "Jacob, we have to get going…"
"Why? Why tonight?"
"I promised and I am a man of my word." Edward smirked, as Jacob scowled in anger. My mind flashed back to when, Jacob betrayed me and told Charlie about the motorcycles. I could only assume that was what Edward was implying.
"Pfft…yeah right…man." Jacob's tone was cold. Edward and him stared at each other for a brief moment before Jacob turned his face to meet mine. His face was excruciating to look at, I knew his heart was already broken and I was stomping on the broken pieces. "Bella?"
"Yes, Jacob." I tried to keep my expression blank, but his look on his face was haunting me.
"Can't you just stay human for one more night?"
"Please? Let's just hang out…you and I…one more time, as best friends."
"Why, will he not let you?" Jacob's penetrating eyes darted at Edward for a moment. Edward's lips formed a tight line and his eyes were hard.
"That's not it…"
"Than what is it? I thought you loved me too."
"Jacob, you're acting like a child."
"Hah, so that's it, isn't it? You think of me as a child…"
I shook my head.
"So you prefer old geezers?" Jacob turned his attention to Edward. "What are you leech, a hundred years old?"
"A hundred and ten to be exact."
"Jacob, stop!" I squeezed Edward's stiff hand, as the angry consumed me.
"Now, now, Bella. Let him vent; but now I'm curious Jacob, why am I disgusting to you, Mongrel?" Edward's tone was mocking. Jacob stepped forward, filling the space that stood between us. Edward stepped in font of me. I had forgotten how tall Jacob was and he almost towered over Edward, however Edward was far more intimidating. I felt a little sorry for Jacob, having to stare into Edward's intense glower. I felt as though I was going to be sick, I had too much on my plate as it was; now Jacob had to be added to the mix. Jacob leaned inward, and Edward shifted slightly, and quaint smile formed on Edwards's lips, his nostrils flared.
"Do I repulse you?" Jacob teased.
Jacob snickered once more before I realized he had spat in Edward's perfect face. Edward didn't even flinch, and he even knew it was coming.
"Jacob!" I screamed in anger, "How dare you!" and that's when I flew at him; but cold, hard arms were holding me back from pummeling Jacob Black.
"Edward, let me go!" I squirmed against his iron grasp, with no such luck, I watched Jacob laugh and I felt my blood boil. "Edward!"
"Bella, what's the point, you wouldn't hurt him…you would end up hurting yourself." He was right. He was always right, I stopped twisting and Edward let go. I then watched in sheer embarrassment as Edward wiped Jacob's spit from his face.
"Jacob, apologize now." I ordered him, in a hard tone and the arrogant smile he was adorning, immediately disappeared from his face.
"Why should I? He insulted me!" he protested, but I wouldn't back down, Edward kept his anxious eyes on me, just in case I decided to lose my temper again.
"You were provoking him!" I could barely control my temper; I felt the warm rush of angry tears filling my eyes. "Jacob, I can't do this right now! You drive me insane, I – can't do this anymore!" A gentle sob broke into my voice, and I felt a cold hand graze mine, and I curled myself into his chest and let him comfort me.
"Jacob, maybe you should go home." Edward urged, in a more polite manner.
"Not without Bella."
"That's not going to happen."
"Jacob, go home." I spoke again, my voice shaky.
Jacob turned to look at me, his face suddenly forlorn. "That's what you want?"
"Bella, are you alright?" Edward reached his hand over and caressed my face. We were almost at his house, after our unfortunate run-in with Jacob, That's what you want? Was the last thing I heard from his lips before he turned and ran away again.
"No, but I will be." Hopefully.
"Do you need to talk?"
I smiled faintly at him, why did he have to be so perfect? "Tonight's just been a little…"
"Crappy?" I laughed out loud at the word 'crappy' coming from Edward's beautiful lips. "Sorry, I was trying to use human lingo…I'm not very convincing."
"That's because you aren't human, silly…"
"You wont be either, I just thought you should have a little reminder."
"Yes, will it even happen tonight now?"
"No, tomorrow night. You should be well rested before – Well, because you'll be in excruciating pain for three days." I knew he was trying to scare me, but it wasn't working.
"I'm looking forward to it."
silly beautiful irrational girl."
"Ah, soon to be a silly beautiful irrational vampire!" I giggled and to my surprise Edward was smiling crookedly.
"You'll still be a girl, Bella. I hope." He bit his lip, and made a face that melted my heart.
As soon as we arrived at The Cullen's, Alice danced to my side.
"Wow, Bella you're taking this well…Aro was right about you!"
"Alice, please stop?" Edward begged.
"Nothing happened yet, Alice…I'm still Bella…the human."
"I know, I had a vision…of you and Edward coming back here, and you not becoming a vampire tonight…"
"Great, you probably didn't see Jacob Black did you?"
"Yeah, well it might have been helpful if you did…" I sighed and staggered up the stairs, I was still human and humans need their sleep. Edward didn't follow me.
When I walked into his room, I took a look at the bed and my eyes began to feel heavy. My whole night was ruined. Nothing seemed to go my way these days, and to top it all off…I was still human. Suddenly, something gleaming caught my attention through my Peripheral vision. The dim light in Edward's room had caught the reflection in the glass object, hanging from my backpack; which was full of my belongings. I grabbed my bag, curiosity killed the cat, I thought to myself, before rummaging through the bag to find the mysterious object. Finally, I held the familiar, superfluous glass bottle in my hand. It was the perfume, which The Volturi had sent to me. The perfume, which was designed so that Edward would bite me in a heat of passion. To my advantage Edward's love was too strong, and it didn't quite work to their liking. I observed the bottle in disgust, how would something so beautiful have such ugly consequences. I looked at it more carefully, reading the tiny text. I felt my heart skip a beat when I read La Tua Cantante, in small beautiful writing. How could I have been so stupid? I wanted desperately to chuck the perfume across the room and be rid of it. Yet I couldn't put it down, it fascinated me. I wanted to know more about it, how it worked and how The Volturi made it. My finger grazed the nozzle at the top of the bottle. Without any warning the mystical substance sprayed onto my face.
"Shoot!" The deadly scent began filling the room, and that's when I started to panic. "Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!" I started bouncing up and down like a child. At that moment the door flew open, but whom I saw was completely unexpected. It was Jacob, he must have come here to apologize, and I couldn't believe that they let him up here alone.
"Bella, Edward let me in to talk to you. I want to end things better – I"
He cut himself off in mid-sentence, his nostrils flared as he sniffed the air. Uh Oh. His eyes filled with intense hatred and I backed away slowly, trying not to make any sudden movements. Jacob's body began to quiver recklessly, and I felt my knees shake but I couldn't move an inch. Where was Edward? Where was Alice and Jasper? Why aren't they here to stop him? Then realization hit me like a ton of bricks. The Perfume, had affected Edward's senses before, like his ability to read minds. All of them were probably completely oblivious to what was happening up stairs, in there very own home. Of course, Alice wouldn't have seen this coming either. The Perfume obviously had the opposite affect on werewolves, because Jacob was prepared to kill me. I could see it in his eyes.
"Jacob...?" my voice was barely audible, the fear consumed my every being.
Before I could react I was in the air, I felt the painful impact of his body as his knocked the wind out of mine. I knew somewhere in between being knocked off the floor and out the three story window, I let out a blood-curdling scream. Edward would have certainly heard that, if he didn't already hear the smashing of his bedroom window. Shards of glass punctured my skin, many of which broke my fall. Somehow to my surprise I was still alive, but my breathing was stalled. Every bone in my body was broken and I could feel it, blood was oozing from my body. Jacob didn't even have time to finish the job, before Edward grabbed him and throw him farther than a professional baseball player. I heard Jacob's helpless howl and the snapping of his leg, I cringed. I wanted to cry out for Edward to stop but I could hardly maintain breathing. I watched as Edward and Jacob fought with each other, Edward had the upper hand. I saw Jacob's wild eyes meet mine, and he suddenly stopped fighting and backed away from Edward. I didn't realize that Carlisle was at my side examining me; I was too caught up in the fight. His face was horrified; Alice hid her face in her hands. Was it really that bad? The rest of them were watching from the window, for there was far too much blood.
"Edward!" Carlisle hissed, Edward's head whipped around to face him. His eyes met mine, and he let out the most agonizing cry I'd ever heard, my heart writhed in pain. He then struck Jacob Square in the jaw; I heard the sickening snap and Jacob fell to the ground, unconscious. Once Jacob hit the ground, he flew to my side. If vampires could cry, Edward would have been a mess. He knelt down beside me, but was too afraid to touch me.
"Bella? Bella! Oh no…Bella, speak to me! Can you hear me?" I nodded, and a flood of relief spread across his face. Carlisle looked at Edward, his face was torn, and Edward winced.
"Carlisle, how bad is she?"
"She's going to die." He answered regrettably.
"No!" Edward's cry filled the air, once again. "She can't, I wont let her!"
"Look at her Edward, Her spine is broken…"
"That can be fixed! She's still breathing, she's still coherent!"
"Edward, I can't move her. If I do move her, I'll rupture something and she'll die here and now."
"No…" Edward's golden eyes were filled with sorrow, I wanted to reach out to him and tell him that, everything was going to be okay. But it wouldn't be.
"She has over twenty puncture wounds in her back and legs…"
"What do you think I should do? Watch her die!"
"You know what needs to be done now."
"Edward, we can't move her! She's dead if you don't do it now!
"If he's not going to, than I will!" Alice's voice was alarming.
"No!" Edward held up his hand to push away Alice. "I promised her I would do it."
"Then do it, Edward! Do it now!" Alice screamed. She was fully prepared to do it herself.
Edward leaned in closer to my body; his breathing was heavy and controlled.
"Edward…" I managed to say weakly.
"I'm here, sweetheart, I'm here and I love you. I somehow knew I loved you from the very moment you walked into that biology class. I will continue to love you, forever."
"I love you." I muttered and it even hurt to speak.
Edward's face got closer to mine, and his breathing sped up. Tiny gasps escaped from his lips as they began to curl up, and he bared his gleaming teeth. Before I could catch another weak breath, his stone cold teeth penetrated the skin on my throat. The feeling was chilling at first. Then the venom began scorching my veins, and a new familiar pain, took over my body. I heard Carlisle and Edward's distant voices.
"Carlisle, did it work?" Edward asked anxiously.
"Yes, Edward…now all we have to do is wait."
Alice spoke up. "What do we do with the werewolf?"
"Let him go home. I know why he did this, it was the perfume…"
"The what?" Carlisle questioned.
"I'll tell you a little about it, we have three days." Edward sighed. "I love you, Bella." He whispered but I still heard him, he was holding my shoulders gently, trying to keep me still. The pain overwhelmed my entire being and I blacked out. Edward's voice lingered in my memory.
A/N: I know, I know! A lot to digest in this chapter! But it had to be done! SO sorry for the long absence and lack of updating! GRR! I'm going to start working on the last chapter and the Epilogue.