AN: Okay, so like I'm reading the series over again. So I got this inspiration from it. Yaaay.
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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters. They all belong to Stephenie Meyer.
Parts from the actual book Eclipse will be in italics
He blinked rapidly, his fierce expression melting in surprise. "Why? We still have a few years. Can't we be friends until we're out of time?"
"Years? No, Jake, not years." I shook my head, and laughed once without humor. "Weeks is more accurate."
I was not expecting his reaction.
He was suddenly on his feet, and there was a loud pop as the soda can exploded in his hand. Soda flew everywhere, soaking me, like it was spraying from a hosw.
"Jake!" I started to complain, but fell silent when I realized his whole body was quivering with anger. He glared at me wildly, a growling sound building in his chest. I froze in place, too shocked to remember how to move.
The shaking rolled through him, getting faster, until it looked like he was vibrating. His shape blurred. . . .
"J-Jake?" I hesitantly lifted my trembling hand and reached for him. I stopped midway, dropping my hand to my side.
"Weeks?" He yelled, his jaw tightened, his fists grabbing hold of a nearby table, digging his nails into the wooden surface.
"I'm sorry." Barely a whisper. I took small steps towards him – stopping again when his shaking began to grow more fierce, and dangerous each passing second.
I wasn't sure, but I had a premonition feeling that if he transformed to his wolf state anytime soon, it would be my end. I had to calm him down before things get out of hand.
"Jacob, look at me." I was anything but brave right now. The instinct to survive was stronger than anything, and I was willing to do whatever it takes to not get hurt by my best friend. I couldn't be the reason he broke his promise.
"What is it?" Acid flowing heavily through his words.
Desperate – I strode towards him, minimizing the space between us quicker than I had planned. I went on my toes and wrapped my arms around his quivering neck unable to pull him to me, but myself to him. With that, I wrapped my legs around his waist, and crashed my lips upon his.
His body began to shake less,
growing calmer each second I put more and more passion into the kiss.
Once he had stopped shaking, he put one hand on the small of my back,
pulling my body closer to his.
His other hand clutching the back of my neck locking our lips. My lips began moving with his, molding perfectly.
His lips were burning hot against mine, I was sure it was his temperature that it feel that way – not the sparks. He pulled away, gasping for air. I used that as an opportunity to plant small kisses starting at his jaw, to his cheek, to his nose, until he pulled my lips back to his.
His tongue licked my lips and I reluctantly parted them. Our tongues danced for an immeasurable time. I broke us apart and snapped my head back, arching my back and exposing my neck. Jacob took that as a chance to kiss my collarbone leading a trail back towards my lips.
"Bella, Bella. I want to show you something."
"Where are we going?"
"Don't worry, you'll be safe there."
"To make this better, here, put this on."
"A blindfold? Be serious, Jacob."
"I am serious Bella. Just put it on."
I sighed. I turned back to him, and he tied it on.
"Bella, you can take it off now."
"You took me here, to the forest outside of my house?"
"Yeah... well... it was stupid of me to bring you here... wasn't it?"
"No, it wasn't stupid. But why did you bring me here?"
"I just thought that because you don't have a phone on you, that if Charlie came home worried, and didn't think of calling, he'd see us walk out of here together or something. " He shrugged.
Jacob walked rather quickly in my direction, and pulled me in to a tight embrace. I didn't think we came here to do this again. I was frozen. Afraid. I knew that if I tried to pull away now, it would only hurt him than I've already done to him. I just stood motionless – vacant. He whispered on my lips, "Bella, I love you."
When I didn't respond, and stayed still, almost lifeless he pulled himself away to look at my expression. I looked away, so he couldn't trace anything. He placed his warm finger under my chin and directed my face to look at him. He leaned in again ready to kiss me again.
"Bella!" My favourite velvety smooth voice yelled in pain. I immediately looked in his direction and shattered to see that his expression was hurt, tormented even. I felt the wounds ripping at my chest once more.
My arms yearned to reach out and hug him. I wriggled one arm out of Jacobs firm hold. I lifted that arm and reached towards my Edward.
Jacob, being as cocky as he is, shot one death glare at Edward and forced his lips onto mine. Rage must've consumed Edward because in an instant. Edward broke a two foot thick branch off the nearest tree and swung it at Jacob. Jacob broke free from our lip-lock and threw me to the ground, with more force than he planned, and i fell to the ground.
Both Edward and Jacob had their hands full and I felt the jabbing pain of my skull crashing onto a nearby rock. I heard the sound, before the pain. As the pain sunk in, I screamed because I was in excruciating pain. I felt the warm fluid flow from my skull as it pooled around me.
With every ounce of strength, I searched for my love, my Edward. I couldn't find him near me, so I called his name. "E-Edward..." so quiet, I couldn't even hear myself. When he didn't arrive I tried again, horrified because my vision grew more blurred. "Edward...Come to me..." I was fighting the darkness in my vision away.
"Bella! Oh no, no, Bella! Please, please answer me." His voice frantic, and hurt.
Had he not heard me calling him? I couldn't give up, not now. I gathered all my energy and screamed at the top of my lungs. "Edward!"
"I'm here, Bella. Please, please, don't give up on me."
"I'm sorry. I should've known better."
"No, no, Bella. None of this is your fault."
My eyes fell shut. "Oh no, no, no, please, no. Bella!" I felt hip slapping my cheek, trying to get my attention.
"Mmmm... ?" Was all I managed to say. His voice, even at its worst, was still so soothing.
"Bella, please, please, hang in there! Jacob went to go get help. But I need you to focus. Bella, just focus on me. Don't close your eyes."
"I love you Edward. I've never loved anyone as much as I love you. You are the-" I coughed, choking blood out as well. "You are the one person in my life that showed me the real meaning of life. I want you to remain alive. Please. I'm leaving a big part of me here with you – my heart – but I need you alive to take care of it for me. Could you promise to do that for me?"
"I can't promise that, because you're not going anywhere." Edwards dry sobs added to my pain.
"I know this is hard, but I need to know that you will live on. My death shouldn't be the reason, or the cause, of yours."
"Bella, I almost lost you so many times. I know you'll make it through. Just please hang in there."
"Can you tell me something, Edward?" I coughed again, feeling dizzy and unaware.
"Tell me, you love me."
"Bella, I've lived on this earth for almost a century. I've been alone all this time, afraid that I may never find happiness. Until the day I met you. You are the sun that lit my sky. The flame that burned the candle. Bella, I love you. I've loved you the day we met. And I will continue loving you everyday for all of eternity."
"Me, too." Was all I could say before I found it very difficult to breathe. In the distance, I could hear Edward, but his voice was very faint. Seconds before the darkness devoured me, I saw nothing but Edward. My life didn't flash before my eyes. Only the sweet, memories of every waking moment I spent with Edward. I remembered the day he saved me in Port Angeles, the first day in our meadow, our first kiss, how happy we were together, the day he proposed, everything. I wanted so badly to feel his touch one more time – my wish was granted. I felt his cool lips press to mine, desperate to awaken me. I smiled, happy to know that he was the last person I spoke to, saw, and kissed.
The second his lips left mine, everything was gone.
I heard Carlisle and Jacob coming closer in the distance. I didn't care. I tried so desperately to pull her back to consciousness, I knew there was still hope. Her heartbeat hadn't stopped, just slowed.
"Edward, I need you to step aside for a bit. What had happened here?" Carlisle was very good at disguising the concern, and worry from even hinting the slightest bit in his voice.
"I saw Jacob kiss Bella, and was overwhelmed with anger. I took a tree branch and swung it at him, causing him to throw Bella to the ground with more force than necessary. She hit her head on a jagged rock, and was knocked unconscious." I paused, realizing that all of this was my fault.
"Edward, sobbing won't help now." He pulled something out of his bag and again, began working quickly at Bella's wound. "Alice, "
Alice appeared from behind a tree, her face twisted with pain. The hope in her eyes were clear, but so was the despair. "Edward!" She screamed my name, and I met her gaze, looking at her apologetically. "If you and Jacob," she gestured her hand toward Jacob who was horror struck, sitting on the opposite side of me, Bella between us. "had set aside your differences, like Bella had asked, none of this would have happened! She asked you so many times to keep your self control composed, and to contain your anger." In an instant, she was beside me, gazing thoughtfully at Bella. "Bella..." her sobs grew louder, and piercing.
"Please, please, be okay, my sweet Bella." I closed my eyes, not daring to look at the unconscious body of my love. "Don't go away. I need you by my side. For all eternity, remember? When I proposed, you promised stay with me throughout eternity. Don't break that promise now." As I spoke, I took the necklace off of her neck, where her ring was, and slipped it onto her finger. "I promise to love you forever – every single day of forever." I quietly repeated the words that I spoke that night.
Alice stared at Bella, with nothing but compassion in her eyes. I looked over to Jacob who was sobbing, at how reckless he had been. He was holding onto Bella's right hand, apologizing over and over again.
I looked up at Carlisle who was now zipping up his bag, done with examinations.
"Edward – I'm not about to promise that she'll wake up. The glands in her brain are swollen, and she has fallen into a deep coma. I don't know when she will wake up, or recover, but from where she was wounded, I can see that if she does wake up, some of her memory may be gone."
"If she wakes up?" Jacob
exclaimed. His body quivering with anger. "If Bella doesn't wake
up, I won't be able to live with myself! I so carelessly threw her
to the ground!" He looked away from Carlisle, and gazed at Bella's
beautiful face. "Bella, I will spend every waking second by your
side until you wake up. Or beside you forever if you allow me too. If
– no when you wake up," His eyes flickered to Carlisle. "I
will do anything for your happiness. I owe you my life. You have
shown me true happiness.
" I was so glad that September when the leec- Edward left you, because we were able to find happiness together. We completed each other. Those were the best days of my life. Just you and me, being so carefree together. If you were awake, you would probably slap me for saying that." He let out a heavy sigh. "I love you, Bella Swan. No matter what happens between us, I love you. I meant what I said before. That I could never imprint on anyone because you're the only one I see. When I close my eyes, it's your beautiful face I see. I love you with all my heart, all my soul, I love you.
"Has anyone informed Charlie about this?" Jacob asked, concerned for Charlie.
"No, he doesn't know. I believe we should take Bella to the hospital before we call him." Carlisle so calmly replied, even though he disguised it so well, I could hear the stress and sorrow in his tone.
"W-what are you going to tell Charlie? He has no idea that she had come to see me."
"We'll tell him Bella was walking by the river when she slipped and fell in, smacking her head against a rock. Then Jacob came across her as her body drifted toward La Push, and took her to the hospital."
"Alice will it work?" I asked, unsure that any answer she could give me, would make things better.
"Yes, he'll buy it." She replied monotone.
I cradled Bella's vacant body in my arms and carried her to the hospital, never looking away from her angelic face.
For once, out of the 2 years that I've known her, I could of swore I heard her thoughts. Concerned, I called Carlisle. I reached for the button by the hospital bed Bella lied in.
"Hello. Is something wrong?"
"Could you please send Dr. Cullen to room 201, please? This is urgent."
"Yes, Edward?" My father had asked, concerned as to why I needed him this instant.
"You said that the blow to Bella's head had tampered with her mind, correct?"
Carlisle looked up from his clip board, meeting my gaze. "Correct, may I ask why?"
"I think I can hear Bella's mind. Earlier, it was quiet, and I was lost in thought, so when I heard her call my name I thought she had awoken, but she hadn't moved. So I focused harder, and its faint, but I can make out some of the things she's thinking. I believe it's her."
"That's very interesting Edward. Do you mind if we try something?"
"Not at all."
"Okay, Edward, I need you to speak to her. Say anything. Than listen very attentively for her thoughts. If it sounds like a reply, respond. If you hear nothing, ask another question, or repeat it."
"Bella, are you able to hear my voice at all?" I listened for the one voice I longed to hear. "Carlisle, I hear something. It's a very soft whisper but I'm not able to make out any words."
"Repeat the question."
"Bella, I need you to listen to my voice. Nothing but my voice. Focus on me now. Are you able to hear me talking to you?" I was now anxious for her voice.
"Edward!? Edward?! I hear you! Where are you! I'm scared." I heard her sobs, heard her loud scream in her mind. "It's dark. I'm alone. Why can't I see anything? Where are you?"
"Carlisle, she's responding. Bella, don't cry. I'm right here by your side." I grabbed her hand, excited, I wanted her to spring to life.
"How can I restrain from crying? You promised not to leave me! And I'm all alone."
It was as if her words were sharp edges poking at my heart with each scared word she spoke. I squeezed her hand tighter, to comfort her, like it always did.
"I feel you! You squeezed my hand!"
"Bella, that's good that you can feel that. Now, I need you to open your eyes."
"What are you talking about? My eyes are open! Don't you see that?"
I focused on what she saw in her mind. She was in the forest, and we were walking hand in hand, now.
"Edward, with this new information processed, I'm going to have to ask you to leave so I could run a few more tests on Bella."
"Bella, I'll be right back. Carlisle just has to run a few more tests on you. While I'm gone, I need you to focus on waking up. I'll just be outside the door. I love you."
"NO! Edward, no! Please, please don't go! Oh no, no, I'm begging you! Don't walk away from me! I'm afraid of being in the forest alone!"
I remained focused on her mind only. It was torture having to listen to hear scream and chase after me in the forest she dreamt of.
"Edward, come back to me now! They're coming! Don't let them come near me please! EDWARD! They're right there. Come back to me. Please."
Who is she talking about? Who's coming for her? These are only nightmares, so things should be fine.
I sat outside her room, torn to pieces at what she was seeing and feeling in her dream. She dreamt of the Volturri coming for her.
"'Aro! Please don't hurt me! Edward will come back, I know he will. Wait a while longer! Please Aro!"
"Sorry Bella, your Edward didn't keep his promise. And I don't see potential in you at all anymore. Because you know our secret, I'm forced to have you die."
"No, no, no, no, no! This can't be happening!" Aro's teeth felt like knives piercing my skin and sucking the blood out of me I once longed for Edward to drink. "Edward...you lied." was the last thing I could say.
I lost focus on listening to Bella, when something else caught my attention. I saw a large group of nurses run into Bella's room across from me. My eyes widened in fear and I followed my instincts and ran in.
"Carlisle? Carlisle! What happened?"
"Stacy, please inject some of the morphine into her."
"It hurts! It hurts! Make it stop! I can't breathe! " My Bella was able to scream.
"Matthew! Hurry! I need pain killers in her IV now!" Carlisle's voice was more urgent, and demanding than I've ever heard it.
"Carlisle! Answer me! What is happening with Bella?"
I saw as one of the nurses reached for something, and almost instantly I heard the sound of an electronic charging. They were going to shock her.
"I'm sorry dear, you can't be in here for this next part." The nurse known as 'Stacy' said while closing, and locking the door, leaving me out of the room.
The last thing I was able to see was the pads that were charging being pressed against my Bella as her body bounced in response to the shock.
There I stood, motionless, horror-struck. What could've gone wrong to make her heart stop? I heard the rubbing of the pads and the sound of her body hitting the bed again.
"Edward! Edward! EDWARD!"
"Bella?" I called in disbelief. "Bella! I'm right here don't worry."
From where I was standing, I could hear her heart rate go back to normal, and I know, I she was back to normal.
AN; yay! That took a while to write. I got all worked up and cried as I wrote it. I'm weird? I know, right?