Hey guys, me again. Sorry I haven't been able to give you the last chappie for a while. It was finished in July, I sent it out to 3 friends this time to get it perfect, and I didn't get a response until last week since it's a little longer than usual. Thanks, omc.the.rains.wet for editting this!
Enjoy the last chappie!
I woke up to complete darkness. I didn't know where I was, I didn't know what had happened, I had no idea. All I remember was my life, from the time I met Edward to the time I married him. I couldn't remember anything before that, but it was no use to me anyways because he was not involved in it. Okay, Bella, time to stop thinking and get yourself out of here, I thought to myself. I realized at that moment that my eyes were closed, hence the darkness. Opening them, I would expect it to be the same as inside my eyelids, though it wasn't.
It was a sight I had never seen before, more like a red haze that outlines everything that surrounded me.
Soon I figured out that I was encased in a coffin. My human instincts came and told that I was going to suffocate to death. Thanks, Mythbusters, for that one. So after about thirty seconds of trying to recite my last rites I realized I had been holding my breath the entire time. This was weird to me because it had been about 5 minutes since I woke up.
I placed my hand in front of my face, using my new vision to figure out it anything had changed while I had been asleep. My fingernails hand become longer, just past the end of my fingers and perfectly shaped. My hair, I felt, was the same length, though wavier and softer instead of having frizzed with the humidity inside the coffin. I knew I was underground, and didn't know how to get myself out, but I could try wishful thinking and hope that someone was going to dig me up soon.
I closed my eyes again. Not even my new vision could help me out on this one. I thought of the old house, and all of the memories that had happened there: Edward proposing, our compromise, and even more that happened after the wedding.
A new vision appeared in my head. It wasn't like anything I remembered, but faintly familiar. All of a sudden, I knew where I was: Edward's and my room. Everything had been moved out of it, leaving only the mattress, headboard, and gold-colored walls all alone in their desolate room.
I don't know whether this was the past or present, though it had to be sometime. I had never seen the room in this state of condition, so it must be the present. I realized, at that moment, that my power was to look into other places without actually being there.
I tried again with a different idea. Maybe it was possible I could think of a person and see where they are and how they are doing. The first thing that came to my mind was what Edward was doing at the moment. I wanted to know if not because of my near-death experience that he had continued on. I inwardly hoped he was still waiting for me to return and he had stayed there, but another side of me wanted him to still be happy and not be stuck on the past.
My eyes still closed, I imagined Edward. All the memories of him flowed through my head at the same time, a rush of emotions coming with them. All of a sudden, I was in another room that I knew. It was Jacob Black's. What would he be doing here? I though to myself. I then heard scuffling, a few grunts, and a loud banging on the door. Turning towards it, what I saw was the most horrifying thing in my now-eternal life. Edward and Jacob doing what my husband stopped us from doing so many times.
Edward had pinned Jacob against the door, nipping at his neck. Jacob at the same time was panting like the dog that he was, with the occasional moan. In one swift movement they both had no shirts on, and Jacob was down on his knees, slowly unzipping my husband's pants with his teeth.
Finally seeing enough, I opened my eyes in horror. This could not be happening. My husband who I gave my life to, was now having sex with the person that he hated the most. How did this happen? Why?
Out of anger I bent my leg and slammed it against the hood of the coffin. Luckily for me, my new vampire strength helped out immensely with my escape since the 6 feet of dirt above me shot up with the hood and I could see the sun once again. I jumped up to the opening of the grave and caught the edge. As I struggled to get up, I stopped. I had never imagined myself sparkling like the rest of the Cullens, but it was true, I was an actual vampire now that sparkled. I sat there for about a minute before I realized what I had just seen, and pulled myself up.
Out of the grave and onto the semi-muddy ground, I saw an old man with an amazed look on his face. I guess he saw the entire incident and was in shock. I moved closer to him slowly, trying not to scare him. It was pretty funny, I guess, but I may have just given this old man a coronary.
"Are you ok?" I asked him genuinely. The shade had come over by the time I was out of the grave, so the only sparkling he could have seen were my fingertips.
He slowly nodded and said, "please tell me that was all a magic act and will never happen again."
"Yes, sir, it will never ever happen again. Or maybe not for the next million years, you'll never know."
I left him there contemplating the evident hint of some vampires coming back. Or he could have taken the scientific approach and would have noticed the mud rising the coffins out of the ground. His call, I guess.
It was pretty simple to figure out where I was. Forks Cemetery was the closest place to be buried. The closes one besides that was in Seattle, and knowing Charlie he would want to visit me on a regular basis. Ignoring the old man I put all the dirt back where it belonged and hoped there was no security device anywhere near my plot.
The forest was just as I remembered it: green and brown. But now I was able to see so refined that every little edge in the mud that I trudged in was shown. I heard every movement that was occurring beneath my feet: the worms digging more holes in the ground and the crunching of twigs breaking into a million pieces as I walked down the path. This was so exciting to me, but I had a mission to stop whatever was going on at the moment in Jacob's house.
I didn't know if the treaty had be broken or not but it seemed since Edward was there that I could be in the reservation area as well. Crossing the line I decided to try out my new vampire speed. It was the most thrilling experience. It felt as if I was normally running, though everything around me was a constant blur. In no time I was about 2 blocks away. I decided to walk then, and calm myself down before I burst into a rage. With that I passed by a diner, and inside was the rest of my family. I walked in and decided to pay them a visit before anything. Maybe they would join my side in this fight.
The bell on the handle of the door chimed as I walked in. Passing a waitress that was planning on seating me, I stood in front of the table of six. They were all pretending to eat their food, and had not noticed me yet.
"Hey, guys," I said casually. "How have you been doing?"
All of their heads snapped towards me at the same time. For a brief second they looked horrified as if they had just seen a ghost, but soon realized that it was me in vampire form. At that moment they all jumped up from the table and pulled me into a huge hug. I couldn't help but smile at this. It was so comforting to know that they hadn't left me in that grave and had moved onto somewhere else in the world. After everyone settled down we slipped back into the booth and began our serious conversation.
"Well," Carlisle started, "I guess you just went into a coma after the change. I have never seen that before, but there is a first time for everything."
"What!" Rosalie shrieked. "I had to be upset for … 2 months now about my sister dieing and it was all untrue!" Esme, who was sitting next to her, was trying to console her but it was only helping somewhat.
"Bella?" Alice asked, "can I talk to you for a second?"
We went outside so we were out of earshot of the rest of the family. I already knew what she was going to talk about, but I decided to play clueless for the heck of it.
"Bella, something's happened with Edward-"
"What?! Is he dead?"
"No, not that. He's just been out of it recently. I know the reason it's just that I'm afraid to tell you."
"Alice, I already know what you're going to say. Edward and Jacob have been … canoodling since my death haven't they."
"Well, yes. But that was when Edward thought that you were dead! None of us knew you were coming back! Not even me!"
This was weird. Alice's visions tended to be right the entire time. I told her this and she had the exact same face on as me, though it suddenly went into a 'great thinker' look. "This may be your power," she said.
"But I already have one. It's that I can see what going on at other places right now."
"You have two powers!" She hugged me at this moment. It was different from the other hugs that I had received from her since there was no bone-crushing force anymore. Although, there was the sound of thunder from her ramming into me quickly.
We returned to the rest of my family and told them my power. On the way Alice informed me that only her, Jasper, and Esme knew about what was going on with Edward. She also added that they were 100 on my side of this and would back me up. "I'll come with you if you want to," she said.
"No, thanks. I think I need to handle this on my own."
From there I headed straight to the Black residence and prepared myself for the worst: Edward leaving me. I knew that I could never forgive him for it, though I knew somewhere in my heart that we could work through this. We had before when I was with Jacob, so he could do this as well.
Opening the door to Jacob's house was so familiar yet strange. I realized why the Cullens didn't like the smell of them. It did smell like dog, yes, but a mixture of other wild animals that I couldn't recognize but were easily as disgusting when wet. The smell of Edward was mixed in it as well, it was the same as before I turned but was stronger, much stronger.
I headed straight towards Jacob's room, where all of the noises were coming from. I slowly opened the door and peaked inside. There, on the bed, were Edward and Jacob with no clothes on. If this wasn't my husband and my best friend I would have being sitting back and watching with a bowl of popcorn in my hand, but that was not the case. It was almost disgusting to watch as these two animals mated with one another.
I entered the room, clearing my throat once I was inside. Neither of them noticed me since they probably thought it was the other person grunting. I decided that this was the time to try out my other power and stop Edward from hearing Jacob's thoughts. It seemed to have worked since Edward immediately moved his head up from Jacob's crotch and looked at him, saying, "why can't I hear your thoughts anymore?"
It was at this moment that Jacob opened his eyes, and spotted me leaning against the door jamb. Edward followed his gaze, and saw me with his eyes popping out of his head as if he had seen a ghost. "Hi, there," I said casually.
Both of them jumped out of bed, found their pants and immediately put them on. After that, they were still shaking like wet Chihuahuas. It was actually pretty funny looking back on it, though at that time I still needed my explanation. "So," I began, "you two seem to be getting along better."
Edward started, "Bella, it's not what you think. It's – "
"I can pretty much tell what was going on here."
"But we thought you were dead and were fighting over who was going to pay the funeral costs and it just … happened."
"So what are we going to do now, Edward? Pretend this never happened? You know I can't do that."
"I know, but we can work this out together. I know you will remember for eternity, but I'll always be loyal to you."
Meanwhile, Jacob was in the corner trying to figure out if there was going to be a fight. "Um," he started, "I guess I should leave you two alone. I know I'm part of it, but …. Really, it's fine. You can give me an update on the status of this relationship later." With that, he left us, dashing out of the house before he turned back into a werewolf.
"Bella," Edward started, "let's get out of here and talk somewhere else. Maybe you can get a bite to eat?"
"No, I'm not in the mood to hunt right now. How about we take a walk, though?"
"Yeah, that sounds great," he said, with my favorite crooked grin. Even though I was upset with him, I still wanted us to work through this. I had spent 2 years with this man, married him, and had even fought multiple armies of vampires just for our love. I knew this would work out.
As we left the house, Edward grabbed my hand. It was so familiar, yet strange how we both were now the same temperature. Never the cold feeling anymore, though it still caused me internal goose bumps. From that point on I didn't know where we were going, but I trusted Edward wouldn't take me somewhere where he could talk to me without anyone or anything interrupting.
"Close your eyes," he said, carefully, as if not to upset me with one wrong syllable. I complied, and shutting my eyelids. He squeezed me hand in his, and started running. I ran along beside him, wondering where he was taking me, but suddenly realized the destination. I remembered the familiar scent of the grass and wildflowers in the meadow, our meadow.
It took us a few minutes to arrive there, since we had to travel back to Forks and then go into the forest. When I opened my eyes again I found myself in the familiar place then seemed so interesting a few years ago. I had grown accustomed to the look of it, though with my new height of vision, everything was so surreal. I could see the dew on the blades of grass, the ridges created by the moss on the trees; everything was so brand new to me.
"Bella," Edward started, "I don't know what to say. It's just that I was so upset by your death and I didn't know where to turn. Believe me, Jacob was not my first choice, but he was there and didn't seem to object to anything. If only I-"
"Edward," I cut him off. "I understand completely, I myself didn't know what was going on at the time. I just seemed to lose consciousness. I don't know how to continue on from this point, with this whole entire new situation."
"All I know Bella is that I want to be with you, it does matter to me that Jacob is taken care of, but I'm just so glad that you're still with us." He then smiled that wonderful smile again, just for me.
It only seemed natural at this point to show my love for him; I went up on my tiptoes, tilted my head to the side, and kissed him. Edward took a second to respond, though he made up for that time that we were apart with all of the passion that could possibly be contained inside him. He didn't stop me like he used to, knowing that I was not the breakable girl that I was before.
After about a good five minutes of making out with my husband, I realized we still had some unfinished business to attend to. Carefully pushing on his chest, I pulled away and smiled back. "Edward," I addressed him, "what are we going to do with you and Jake? I've been gone all of these days and I don't want any of you to regret it."
"I don't know what should happen either. All of our emotions have been up and down recently that I think we should include all of us in this conversation and come up with something. Let's go talk to him."
With that, he led me to the Black's house again, though when we arrived, Jake was not there. A not was left on the refrigerator addressed to both of us.
Edward and Bella:
Gone to get food for myself since most of the stuff in here has gone to waste.
Be back soon,
Edward and I decided to wait outside, seeing as none of us could stand the stench of werewolf for more than a few minutes. We passed the time just talking about what had happened with Edward over the months which caught me up with what was happening with the rest of the family. Apparently only a select few of the Cullens knew what was going on with Edward and Jacob, while the others thought he was in another funk because of my death.
I told him about my meeting with Alice, the new powers I had acquired, and the hilarious experience with the grave digger. Jake arrived soon after this story, with bags of groceries in his hands.
"Thought that my dad will be moving back in because of you being alive, Bella."
"Yeah, that's why we came here. I'm sorry about tearing Edward away from-"
"No," he cut me off, "you two always belonged together. On my way to the store I realized that. Actually, I kind of ran into somebody and …"
Edward and I both knew that at this moment that Jake was over Edward. He had imprinted. A collective gasp came out of both of our mouths, wondering who was the lucky person.
"Who is he?" we both asked curiously.
"Tyler," he said almost as a question. After a minute of shock, I thought about this for a second. It seemed that both of them had the same personality, but I never thought about it. Tyler and Jake were both outgoing people that were always happy and optimistic.
We congratulated him, said our goodbyes, and left to go find the family. Using my new power, I saw them at our old house again, waiting in the front room for us to return home. We ran to the house, crossing the border that used to be there along the way.
Everything was perfect, and I couldn't be happier.
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