A/n: Yo guys! So I lied about the updating, sorry! School and life were pretty chaotic. :] So yeah, here's this chapter, Emmett finally meets up with Rachel. I rewrote this chapter like five times. I just can't get it perfect. Sob, so I'm not going to tell you the next time I'm updating. I don't want to get hopes up. But then again, the way school is going, I might just put this story on hold.
Even with my speed, it took almost an hour to reach my old home town. But then again, I wasn't running full speed. I used the extra time to think things through. I was nervous. I didn't know what to say. Not much had changed. I don't know what I was expecting. A complete makeover?
I was on the edge of town. I took a deep breath, and held it, not wanting to inhale any scents, just to be safe. I ran, full speed, in the direction of Rachel's house. It took about two minutes. The sky was darkening, so I stood underneath the tree by her window. With my keen hearing, I could hear someone in her room. Easily, I jumped into the tree and sat on a branch. From this view, I could see Rachel in her room, but she couldn't see me.
She was sitting at her vanity, slowing brushing her long, brown hair. Carlisle was right about her mentality. She was just brushing her hair. Her eyes had a glazed over look. Red and puffy from crying, tears threatening to fall at any minutes. If only my heart could break, mine would be crushed into pieces. As she stood up and crossed to the window. She threw it open and looked up at the sky. Her hands were folded underneath her chin, praying, from the look of it. After that, she went to her bed and collapsed.
Without warning, I launched myself from the tree into her open window. I silently landed, and stood up straight. Rachel was now sitting up and staring at me in disbelief.
"Emmett?" she whispered.
I smiled at her and nodded. She threw herself out of bed and into my arms. My body immediately tensed up, but I couldn't help it as my arms wrapped around her.
"I thought you were dead!" she cried into my chest.
"Close enough," I whispered too quietly for her human ears.
I allowed myself to inhale, slowly. I immediately regretted it. As her scent went rushing through my nose, the venom was slowly filling my mouth. I easily stepped away from her grasp. I could see the hurt and confusion on her face.
"Give me a minute." I whispered.
I could feel my muscles twitching. The desire to attack her was getting out of hand. My hands were clenched into fists. I swallowed the venom down and looked at her. She was waiting for my next move.
"Emmett, please come closer, I've missed you so much." she begged.
I slowly made my way to her. I took both her hands into one of mine. I placed my other under her chin. Her warm skin felt so soothing against my icy ones.
"Emmett, you're so cold." she whispered.
I nodded, "Rachel, I can't explain what happened, it'll put you into danger. I won't allow that. Just know, that I'll be safe, and you'll be much safer away from me. It kills me to say this, but, you won't see me anymore after tonight."
The tears were now falling. I let go of her hands and dropped my arms to my side. I took a step away and looked into her eyes.
"Don't you love me?"
"Rachel, I will always love you, but I can't stay with you. I need you to promise me that you will continue on with your life without me. Please? That's all I need. For you to do this and to not tell anyone about me."
She stepped closer wrapping her arms around my waist.
"What about those days by the lake? How we talked about our futures. Does that mean nothing to you?"
"Ray, please, if I could, I would take it all back. I just can't be with you."
"Just one more kiss? Please, and I'll keep your secrets." she asked.
I felt my jaw clenched. I couldn't deny her. For her safety, I had to. I had a hand around my neck, looking away.
"Emmett?" She almost cried, "Please?"
I slowly took her face in mine. I was slowly testing myself. I felt strong enough. So I went for it. My lips came crashing down on hers. Her arms snaked their way around my neck, pulling me closer. I felt the venom pooling in my mouth. I was practically yelling at myself to stop, but I couldn't. I pushed her onto her bed. My whole body was trembling. I was slowly losing control.
"Emmett," I had even noticed she stopped kissing, "You're hurting me."
My hands were slowly crushing her face. Every muscle was twitching.
"Emmett!" She yelled more frantically.
I tried to stop myself, but I just couldn't. I moved to her neck, and before she could say anything else, I bit into it, causing her to scream. I couldn't stop consuming her blood. I felt her withering underneath my body, but paid no attention. All my mind was focused on, was the blood slowly trickling down my throat. The fire in my throat was slowly dying, and the muscles stopped twitching.
When she stopped moving, and I couldn't get any more blood, I stepped away. I slowly backed into her wall, where I slid down. I could see bruises on her face, bruises that match my hands perfectly. My hands ran through my hair.
"Rachel?" I called out, knowing it was useless.
She was dead. Dead because I was too selfish to stay away. Dead because I killed her. Because I drained her blood. My body gave a shudder. I heard someone downstairs. Her family was home. I quickly headed towards the window. After throwing one last look at her lifeless body, I jumped out the window. Running off as soon as I touched the ground. I just couldn't get away quick enough to ignore the screams I heard from Rachel's mom.