Chapter Twenty One: Informed.
I ran as fast as I could home, I was so scared of what was going to happen.
As I was sitting in the bookstore with Bella, I saw him and knew no good could come of this.
I reached the steps of my house, and was assaulted by his smell.
Now don't get me wrong; I never had a problem with Jacob Black, but I couldn't deny the fact that he smelled rancid.
I rushed into the house, and stopped dead in my tracks, as I saw everyone was ready to pounce on him.
A vision came to me right then and there, and I knew instantly that I had to protect Jacob Black.
I crouched down into the attack position, and jumped in front of him.
I heard him gasp as I stood in front of him.
"Alice, what are you doing?", I heard Jasper almost beg; his voice was on the verge of hysterics.
"Back - off - now", I snarled at my brother.
"Alice, get away", Edward growled at me.
"Edward,- back - off - now", I said as I showed my teeth.
"A-l-ii-ce", he growled again.
"If it wasn't for Jacob, Bella would be dead! Is that what you want?", I yelled back.
Everyone but Edward stood up at that notion.
"What are you talking about?", Edward asked through clenched teeth.
"Listen to me!", I shouted, and with that Edward stood up.
I stood up to show that I didn't want to argue with my brother,and that Jacob wasn't here to cause harm.
I turned to look at Jacob who neither showed fear or anger.
"I'm very sorry about that Jacob, you have to understand that Bella is a very sore subject for all of us", I said as I stuck my hand out to shake his.
He looked at it oddly for a second, and then put his hand in mine.
"I really didn't want to come here, because I didn't want to upset anyone, but I didn't know who else to go too", Jacob said sincerely.
I heard Emmett huff from behind me, and I turned to glare at him.
He could be so immature at times, but I knew his immaturity towards certain things was because he was very protective of his family.
"I also, know that you all love Bella dearly, and that you should all be informed also", he said.
I know that relationships between Vampire's and Werewolves were a big no no, but I couldn't find it in me to care.
I decided that in this instance I liked Jacob Black, that he was a good person.
Jacob sat down and started to try and explain some things to us about Bella.
"Isabella has gone through some changes, some changes that she doesn't even know yet or understand", Jacob started.
I could tell he was keeping things from us, but realized he was probably just trying to keep his pact's treaty.
"She doesn't remember anyone or anything, so if you have encountered her, you may have been confused by her severe anger or confusion on who you are", he said.
As I was sitting there listening intently to what he was telling us, I saw images of something I did not like.
I gasped and every turned to look at me.
My guess would be that Jacob was about to say something important and I interrupted.
I saw the short, pale figure floating closer to Bella in the book store, and I had to scream.
Jasper rushed to my side, as everyone stopped talking.
"What is it my love?", Jasper asked.
I could tell he was trying to calm me down, but it wasn't going to work.
"It's Jane! I saw Jane", I said through a rush of words.
"What do you mean it's Jane?", Carlisle spoke up.
"What's Jane?", he asked again.
"She's here in Forks!", I said.
"Who's Jane?", I heard Jacob ask.
"Jacob, this is a very serious matter", Carlisle started.
"Just like you have a leader in your pact, we have a group of people who govern all vampires; The Volturi", Carlisle said.
"I know who the Volturi is, but what does that mean though?", Jacob asked confused.
"They live in Italy, and they never leave their castle unless their is a very good reason for it", Rosalie stated.
"What are they doing here? Is Jane their leader?", Jacob asked.
"That's the answer we would all like to know. What are they doing here?", Jasper spoke up.
"Jane is not their leader, though she wishes she could be", Carlisle said.
"Jane is a member of their guard; she protects the Volturi", I said.
"If their so big and powerful, why do they need someone to protect them?", Jacob asked.
It was a very good question, and until now I never thought about it.
"Not just someone", Carlisle corrected," they consist of about ten to twelve extremely strong and powerful vampires".
Jacob nodded his head in response.
"They all have special powers, and that is why they were chosen", Carlisle said.
"They are extremely powerful by themselves but with their guard, they are unstoppable", Carlisle spoke again.
"Carlisle lived with them for a short time", Esme informed Jacob.
"Oh", was all he could say.
"So what does Jane being here mean?", Esme asked Carlisle.
"I don't really know, but what I do know is that we need to find Bella and keep her away from them", Carlisle said.
"You have to be extremely careful, Bella is no joke now. She gets angry very easily because she is confused. We can't ambush her or make her feel threatened", Jacob said.
"This is what we'll do", Carlisle said as we all sat around him.
He explained to us what we had to do, and one by one paired us off.
It wasn't until he was going around the room pairing us off, that we all noticed something was off.
We all looked around at each other, and then it hit me.
"Wheres Edward?", I exclaimed.