LEAH POV:

I really just needed to escape. I had been stuck in the flipping hospital bed for a week. It wasn't even that bad of an injury. Sure, I had fallen off the cliff, but I had had worse.

The gash on my side was still healing, and I had been threatening to phase. So, Sam put 3 guys in my room at all times.

Well today, they had decided to take a break. I walked outside and removed my clothes; I folded them up and put them on the porch. I prepared myself for the pain and I phased. It wasn't as bad as I thought. Unbearable, yes. But not as bad as I thought it would be.

I listened for anyone else and I heard nothing. I ran for about an hour and started to sing.

What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things.
A memory remains just a tiny spark.
I give it all my oxygen,
to let the flames begin.
to let the flames begin.

Oh, glory.
Oh, glory.
This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down.
This is what will be.
Oh, glory.

Somewhere weakness is our strength,
And I'll die searching for it.
I can't let myself regret such selfishness.
My pain and all the trouble caused,
No matter how long
I believe that there's hope
Buried beneath it all and
Hiding beneath it all, and
Growing beneath it all, and...

This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be.
Oh, glory.

Reaching as I sink down into light.
Reaching as I sink down into light.

This is how we'll dance when,
When they try to take us down
This is how we'll sing it.
This is how we'll stand when,
When they burn our houses down.
This is what will be.
Oh, glory.

I thought about how it felt when Sam had left me; how the pack just accepted me because I was in the pack. Other than Seth, I thought they all hated me. I sat there thinking when suddenly I heard a voice.

(THESE ARE THOUGHTS)

"Leah, that was beautiful." It was Sam.

To make it worse I heard a lot of other voices agree. Everyone else's voice.

"Leah, go home, phase back, and lie down. Jacob, call Dr. Cullen to come check her side. And Seth, Embry, and Quil, go make sure she actually goes home."

I interrupted. "I'm a big girl, I'll go home."

As I started walking off I heard Paul, yes Paul, say, "And we do love you."

I smiled.