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"Bite and Make Up"
Immediately Jasper understood why Edward would lose his temper. I have to do something. If Edward and Jacob were going to get into a fully fledged fight in the middle of the school parking lot, they'd give away their respective secrets. And he couldn't let that happen.
"What exactly do you see?" His fingers ran through his hair as he questioned Alice
"Well this much I have concluded, and that is that I can't see the wolves."
Jasper gave her a questioning look.
"They aren't in my visions, it's somewhat difficult to explain. It's as if they didn't exist. I've tried looking for Jacob, but he's just not there."
"So, how do you know he'll be coming after school?"
"Because Bella disappeared." she simply shrugged.
"You lost me."
"It's not difficult, really. She was right outside in the lot, and when I looked for her again, I wasn't able to find her. Bella simply disappeared."
"So, it as if the wolves block your visions? It's some sort of ability of theirs?"
"I guess it's a perk for being a wolf."
Jasper was anxious to get the day over with. He kept fidgeting.
"Okay, even for a human that's just a little too much Jazz," Alice teased gently.
"I can't help but feel nervous. What are we supposed to do? We can't very well intervene in this situation; we could make it worse. You know how stubborn Edward can be, and how overprotective of Bella he is. When he sees Jacob with Bella…"
"He'll throw a fit, and tell her how dangerous they are, and how she shouldn't trust them. I know, I know."
He then felt a wave of sadness, regret and longing come off Alice.
"I really miss Bella. I know I totally messed up, but I want to be her friend again," she said. The expression on her face said it all, he had to make things right, soon.
"You didn't 'mess' up anything, love," he said kissing her hair.
Meanwhile, Edward had been sitting in his Volvo not knowing what to do, but he always knew what to do. Feeling hopeless and confused were different array of emotions he wasn't very much used to. What frustrated him further was he was never able to control his emotions; he always lashed out at the wrong people.
He leaned his head against the window, and helplessly stared out into the cloudy day. That's how his life had always felt. Unappealing. His mood was always dark, or depressing. Until he had met Bella, finally, the clouds had cleared and everything was alive.
He sighed, "Now, I don't know if my sky will ever clear of its torrential storm."
The final bell of the day rang, and swarms of students started making their way into the hallways and parking lot. The echoes of sneakers, slamming lockers, and mindless chattering flowed down the halls and through the air. Edward was able to pick up all of it.
"Hey!" Alice opened the door while Jasper slipped in through the back.
"I'm sorry…" He began but Jasper interrupted him.
"Don't Edward. I shouldn't be so dismissive about your feelings, and I of all people should know." Edward simply nodded, but was grateful he didn't have to go into full apology mode.
All three vampires turned to listen to the sound of a distant rumbling. As the rumbling grew nearer, it was apparent that it was the thunderous roar of a motorcycle engine.
Alice looked annoyed, Jasper felt giddy, and Edward angry.
He swiftly got out of the car, but not before Jasper stopped him from doing anything else.
"Easy Edward. What are you planning on doing? Do you really want to get into a fight-here?"
"Thank you, Jasper."
"Jasper! No." Alice's vision was too late as she tried to warn Jasper to not let go of Edward. He was now feet away from Bella.
Bella was just making her way out of school when she caught sight of Jacob. Her face lit up instantly. She was about to run her wolf, when something caught her sleeve.
"What in the world?" She turned around, "Holy Hell Edward!"
"Bella, can we talk, please?" He said looking right at her.
She started shifting on her feet, and was rather uncomfortable at the awkward situation she was in.
I want to say yes, but what if he just says something that breaks me again? It's better if we don't talk after this…like EVER! She fought with her inner conscious.
"I-I don't think it's a good idea," she said firmly. Then she remembered the day he left her in the forest, the way he looked at her. His eyes had held no emotion, they held a bottomless depth, nowhere was she able to find one hint of love, apology, or regret; they were simply void of any emotion. His golden eyes were hard and cold…Her heart clenched and desperately tried to fight the tears that were threatening to spill over.
Edward could sense her emotion, sadness written all over her face.
"Bella, I don't know how to tell you or show you how sorry I am, and that I'll never leave you. How can I make it up to you? Please tell me because I don't know what to do," he whispered. "I don't know what to do."
Bella could hear the desperation and the hurt in his voice, and there wasn't anything more that she wanted to do than to take it way. And she knew then, that she wasn't fooling anyone. He, Edward Cullen, still held her heart. But she if she was ever able to trust him again was the question. She had trusted him with her heart, with her life, and he destroyed it. Trust had been one of their bases of their relationship, and it was shattered with one lie.
"Neither do I, neither do I," she said feeling as if her heart was being shattered all over again.
"Bells, maybe we should go now." Jacob had been watching the exchange from a distance. He didn't want to interfere, but seeing Bella hurt was a sight he was no longer use to seeing.
"I don't think we were done yet," Edward said glaring at Jacob.
"Said who?" Bella challenged.
"Bella please." Edward looked pleadingly into her eyes.
"I think she's done talking with you," Jacob cut in.
"You're cutting my patience short, dog," he said angry.
Oh hell no Bella thought.
"Don't you ever insult them, ever," she said looking vivid.
"Bella how could you defend them!? Do you have any idea how dangerous they are?"
Bella snorted. Wolves, dangerous?
"How could you not take this seriously? How could you put your life in the hand of wolves? They are immature, volatile, and utterly dangerous - especially when they're young," he said staring straight at Jacob.
She laughed, finding the irony in it all.
"Are you freaking kiddin' me? Really? That sounds vaguely familiar to me."
"Vampires and werewolves don't sound so different. Aren't young vampires supposed to be dangerous, especially when they're young? And don't tell me Emmett is mature!"
If Edward didn't feel so offended he would've found the last statement fairly funny.
"How dare you compare us to…to those mongrels," he said furiously.
"What did I say!?" She yelled, causing a few by standers to turn around.
"Bells, this…this lee-moron isn't worth it. Lets go you're only getting up set." He grabbed her hand and steered her towards her bike.
"Wait," Edward said putting a hand on her shoulder.
"Edward, just leave me the hell alone."
"Listen man, just let her go," Jacob tried to smooth things over.
"Don't meddle in affairs that which don't concern you," he said in a low tone.
"Look, if you're trying to intimidate me it isn't working. And Bells is my concern, she has been. You left her broken, but I was there to be her everything: friend, 'dog,' significant other."
A crunching sound echoed through the parking lot.
"Ouch, son of a…" Jacob said rubbing his jaw. Edward's temper had bubbled over the surface, and hit Jacob right on the jaw. "You broke something!"
"Jacob! Are you okay?"
Next, Edward is stumbling across the lot.
"One for one, leech," Jacob was seething. "Bells, I'm sorry."
Edward was ready to strike, but Jasper was there in a heartbeat. All of a sudden everyone felt serene.
"Christ, Edward. Two words, anger management," he said. He had both of Edwards arms pinned against his back. "I'm going to let go. If you try to strike Jacob again, I will beat the shit out of you." This caught Edward off guard because he hardly heard any of his siblings curse.
Emmett must be rubbing off, he thought.
Jasper moved in front of him after letting go. "I'm really sorry about that. Jacob, I hope he didn't cause much damage. Please, don't think ill of him; he just…it's just difficult to explain. For that matter, don't think ill about the rest of the family. Don't let one incident make you judge our family."
"No, Bella has spoken well about your family. Vegetarians?"
"Yes, I'm sure Bella has," he said looking at her.
"We'll see each other soon. Come on, wait 'til mom hears about this," Jasper said pushing Edward towards the car.
"Esme!" Alice yelled, not that she needed to, but she thought it would add an affect to their story.
"I could hear perfectly fine Alice. Oh dear. What happened?"
She could feel anger, frustration, and irritation pouring out of Jasper.
"Edward happened that's what. You're telling her, that's your punishment for being an idiot."
"Jasper! Don't insult your brother, but please tell me what happened."
"I-I hit Jacob Black," I said feeling ashamed.
She gasped, "You did no such thing!"
"In the school's parking lot," Alice threw in.
"But…but…How could you? Are you…" she couldn't finish her sentence.
"An idiot? Yes, yes he is," said Jasper still irritated.
"Jasper, calm your self down. I can't even form a coherent sentence."
Relief washed over everyone.
Finally, Edward went into every detail about what happened, Esme gasping at the right moments.
"Edward, I'm really disappointed at you. It's one thing to lose your temper, and another to take it out on someone who didn't do anything to you. And you did this in front of Bella!"
He would rather have her mad than disappointed.
"I know, I guess it's in my nature to mess things up," he smiled weakly and left.
Back at Bella's place, Jacob too was trying to fight off his own guilt.
"I'm sorry Bells, I didn't mean to hit him. But I couldn't see him hurt you. Damn it. Turn the other cheek and all that, right?" He said rubbing his jaw.
"No, I would've done the same thing. Are you okay, though? I mean I heard that."
"Huh? Oh, that. Nah, it healed. But there is something else," he said looking uncomfortable.
"Umm, I don't know…"
"Spill it Jacob," she said getting impatient.
"About the little vampire. The one that looks like tinker bell, but with black hair."
"Oh, Alice? What about?" she said laughing, only Jacob would say something like that.
"Well, she looked really sad when I was sitting on my bike. I don't think she noticed me looking, but I noticed her. The way she was looking at you, like she just wanted to run up to you and hug the crap out of you. It looked like she really misses you. It kind of broke my heart, and I'm talking about vampires! They're supposed to be my enemies and what not."
She felt guilty, poor Alice. All ever Alice had wanted from Bella was to be her friend. Then she realized how much she too missed her.
"Oh Jacob!" she lunged herself at Jacob and started to cry.
"Err, yeah," he patted her head not knowing what just happened.
"I miss her too, but what do I do?"
"Go say hi. I doubt she'll come apologize, even though I'm positive she wants to. Tinker's just scared you'll send her way, too," he shrugged.
She cried some more.
"Okay, I'll shut up now," he said scared now.
"No, god your logic makes sense! I have to go," she said taking off.
"I'm not standing here," he mumbled.
"I love you, Jake!" She said from the living room.
"Bella, wait!" She stopped in her tracks.
"You aren't going to stop me are you?"
"Of course not, but listen; I'm not psyched that the vampires are back," he said.
"Wait, where is this coming from?"
"After seeing what you went through," she avoided his gaze.
"Hey, look at me Bella," he tilted her chin just slightly, "but all I want, and all I've ever wanted was for you to be happy. If they make you happy, then fuck it," he laughed, but became very serious. "However, please be careful. I know you're a big girl, but he hurt you once, please don't let him hurt you again."
"Jacob what are you saying?" she whispered.
"Geesh Bells don't make this harder, yeah? It's not freakin' secret how I feel about you, but I know you still love that vampire. I can't compete with that kind of love," he sighed.
Her heart broke. Bella loved Jake, in her own way. Not the way she loved Edward, with a passion, and intensity that would burn a lifetime, but with warmth and care.
Had I loved Jacob? Surely, he had taken care of me and healed me, so do I love him? I feel like I…I…shit, shit.
"Bells, you okay?" She had been staring off into space for the last minute, and had begun to scare him.
"Jacob, I don't know what to say. I'm going over to make up with Alice, and I'm going to leave it at that. And, I'm still going to that school dance of yours. I promised, Jake I owe you more than you can imagine."
"Sure, sure. Now get going," he laughed.
"Alice, what's wrong?" Jasper asked concerned.
"Nothing everything is perfect!" she squealed.
"Bella is coming! She's not far from here; I could see her now! Screw this, I'll meet her half way," she bolted out the door.
Jasper chuckled, "I have to make sure to thank Bella."
"Bella?" Carlisle said coming from the living area.
"Yes, apparently she's coming over, but impatient Alice couldn't wait."
"So, she went to go meet her half way, I assume?" Carlisle said laughing.
"Yes, I'm glad she's coming over. Alice had been really sad, it was radiating off of her constantly. I knew she tried to play it off, but I mean I've known her for some time now," he said in an understatement.
"She's only coming over to make up with Alice?" Carlisle asked in a sad tone.
"That's what she said. Hopefully not," Jasper sighed.
Alice got to Bella in less than ten seconds.
"Bella! Bella! Bella!"
"Crap sorry!" Alice had popped a few feet in front of Bella's path, and had made her come to screeching halt.
They both stared at each other for a few seconds. Alice made no move to hug Bella, but all she wanted to do was run to her.
Bella cracked a huge smile, "Oh come on Alice!"
Bella sprinted to Alice, "oomph," Bella let out a gust of wind. She'd forgotten how strong vampires were; wolves were strong, but they had muscle to soften the impact.
"Bella, did I hurt you? I'm sorry, I forgot how 'fragile' you are."
"It's alright, I forgot how 'strong' you are," she replied, then let out a giggle.
"Bella, I'm…I'm so, so very sorry. You have no idea how much I missed you. I didn't want to leave, please…I'm sorry," she said looking pleadingly at Bella.
"Alice," she sighed, "I don't think there's any way I could stay mad at you. I missed you, too. How could I not? It hurt everyday. When you all left, I thought I had just been any other human to all of you," she said crying.
"No Bella. Please don't think that. We all love you, and we all missed you. I know Rosalie did too, in her own twisted way," she laughed. "Lets go say hi to everyone else."
The roaring engine from Bella's motorcycle was heard from down the long road.
Edward had been lying in his room listening to everything unfold. If he had a heart, it would've been stammering at a humming birds rate. He wasn't sure weather or not to go meet her as well, or just stay put. Sigh.
"Look who came?" Alice said bounding into the room.
"Hi everyone," Bella said timidly avoiding everyone's gaze.
"Bella, I would like to apologize," Carlisle started.
This is going to get awkward.
"Carlisle, err, please don't. It's…it's okay." However, it really wasn't. Bella was planning on being careful, like Jacob had said she had been hurt once, she wasn't going to allow for it again.
"Hello Bella," Esme appeared next to Carlisle.
Esme, like everyone else, truly missed Bella. She had always thought of her as a daughter. Ever since Edward had fallen in love, she was thrilled to meet the girl who had been able to win over her son's heart. Esme wanted Bella to be part of her family, but of course her son would have none of that. However, the question now was if Bella still wanted to be part of her family.
"My dear Bella," Esme took a tentative step toward her. Bella lunged herself into her arms.
"I missed you horribly, Esme."
"As did I sweetie."
"Bella, you need to sleep over! There's so much wee need to catch on," Alice said excitedly.
Remember no getting attached, Bella told herself.
"What if I stay for a while? And maybe come over Saturday?"
Her face fell.
"We could go to Port Angeles, or something. We could even shop?" she cringed at her last words.
Alice's jaw dropped, "Shop? Did Bella just say shop?"
Her, 'not getting attached' plan was already failing miserably.
"Yes, yes I did," she sighed in defeat. "Where's Emmett, and well, Rosalie?"
"Oh, them? They went on their umpteenth honey moon," Esme said laughing.
"Maybe it's time we took a honey more of our own," Carlisle looked into Esme's eyes.
Jasper gagged, Bella burned red, and Alice cringed.
"Ugh, you're technically our parents, and I'm the one who can read minds, so please keep that in mind both of you," Edward said as he came down from his room.
The tension in the room grew thick, as both he and Bella made eye contact. There was a mixture of love, anger, regret, sadness, confusion and lust; Jasper almost looked sick. He desperately tried to take handle of the situation, but the feelings were strong.
Happy thoughts, Happy thoughts, Jasper chanted in his mind.
Carlisle cleared his throat, "Alice, why don't you and Bella go to your room." It wasn't a question.
Bella mumbled a quick 'Hello' to Edward as she walked by, and he simply nodded.
Edward watched her greedily as she ascended the staircase. He had never wanted anything more in his existence than to be with her at that moment.
"Son," Carlisle started.
"I have to go," he lied, naturally. Nowhere in particular to go, he left.
"What are we going to do Carlisle," Esme said feeling hopeless.
"I…I don't know, love," he said, putting a comforting arm around her.
"If they still love each other, the way I know they do, then I'm quite positive they'll find a way back to each other's hearts. Edward has much ground to cover, however."
"Jasper! No one invited you to this party," Alice whined. She wanted alone time with Bella.
"Alice, don't be mean," Bella complained.
"Yeah Alice do not be mean. She's my friend too," he said smiling.
"Fine, but if you get bored with our talk, feel free to leave." Jasper simply rolled his eyes.
"Bella, I'm glad you…" Both Bella and Alice stared at Jasper in confusion.
He started laughing, "I'm sorry girls, I was going to say 'kiss and make up' but it would be more like 'bite and make up,'" he finished laughing at his joke.
Bella chuckled, "That's kind of funny, but…"
"Lame, just lame Jazz. I'm not going to lie to you to spare your feelings."
"Well Alice, I thought it was hilarious," Jasper said.
"That's because it was your joke."
The room went quiet, nobody knowing where to start, at the end or at the beginning. Finally, Bella spoke:
"Alice, for the record, I want to say I'm sorry. Maybe, I was acting a bit harsh, or irrational. I shouldn't have been, been, been…ugh so fucked up!" She threw her hands up in frustration. She knew she was being a bit irrational being mad at all the Cullen's.
"Bella, sweetie, you have nothing to apologize for, honestly. It should be me the one throwing apologies left and right, the way we left. You are my best friend, and to have left the way we did, is unforgivable," she said sadly. "I didn't even say good-bye."
"Alice, I, I don't blame you. Honestly."
"I thought you weren't going to speak to us for a long time, well besides Jasper," this gave her a thought. "Speaking of Jasper, are you going to tell me what you two talked about?"
Bella and Jasper both looked at each other, neither of then knowing what to say. Jasper had already promised to tell Alice what they talked about, but he wasn't sure of how he was going to tell her. Give her a sugar coated version, or tell it like it was, cruel, cold and unimaginable.
Neither of them needed to have mind reading powers, they could read it in each other's eyes. A can of worms was about to be opened; however, Bella was oblivious. She didn't know Edward's truth.
"Well, I'll be damned," whispered Jasper.
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