Chapter 20: Among The Living

I gasped and opened my eyes shocked. I looked around confused. What… I trailed off. Jason wrapped me in a hug a second later.

"It worked," he muttered looking me in the eye. I looked around to see everyone crowded around me. I could feel relief from everyone.

What worked? I should be dead right now. I thought confused.

"If you ever pull a stunt like that again I swear to god I'll kick you from here to the ranch and back again." Brendan threatened. I stood up shaking the dirt from my fur. I reared up on my hind legs before I shifted back.

"I had to and you know it." I replied. He nodded still irritated. Carlisle walked up to me. "It worked," I said smiling.

"Care to explain how you did that?" he inquired.

"I gave you my energy." I elaborated shrugging.

"Why did you do that? Your heart nearly stopped beating! You nearly died." He said shocked.

"That's why I did it." I said pointing to first Esme then the rest of the Cullens. "My coven knows what its like to loose their rock, their center. I wouldn't wish that pain on anyone, and I couldn't loose you too." I said pain heavy in my voice. Esme wrapped me in a hug.

"Thank you Lorianna."

"You're welcome Esme." I said managing to pull of a small, sad smile.

"I'm glad you helped them and all, but next time can you find a way that doesn't end with you dead, please." Jason said in a strained voice. My heart broke for him. I really hadn't thought about how much pain it would put him through if I died. I nodded. He sighed relieved.

"We should go help our relatives. I want to find out when the funeral is." I said in a dead voice.

"What funeral?" Esme inquired.

"Sam's, I didn't have the energy to help him. I had to leave him there and rejoin the battle." I said bitterly. Jason wrapped me in another hug. I say sympathy in the eyes of my family. "Besides I told them I'd heal injuries." I took Jason's hand and mine and took off through the forest. I had to get to La Push.

When we showed up I slowed to a walk and went up to Seth. "Are you okay?" I questioned. He nodded but I could see his clenched hands. "Where'd they get you?" I inquired.

"They crushed a few ribs." He admitted. I placed a hand on his shoulder and healed his injury. "Thanks Lorianna." He said when I was done. I went through the rest of the pack as well and healed everyone I came across. I finally worked up the nerve to ask Embry.

"Where's Sam?" I questioned sad.

"I'm right here." I turned around shocked to see him standing there.


"Yes, I made it. I heard you leading the pack. You did well." He complimented. I ran over to him and gave him a hug.

"Maybe I need my real dad after all." I mumbled into his shoulder. He laughed loudly.

"maybe I need my daughter after all." He replied.

"Not to be a downer but how did you make it? When I fought Victoria she said you were dead." My voice broke over the last word.

"She did that to slip you up. I made it because you saved me. By killing Alex my crazy healing process was able to start before I lost too much blood. You saved my life." He said smiling softly at me.

"She seems to be doing a lot of that lately." Carlisle said walking over.

"Does this mean we're all going to get along now?" Heather inquired. Sam and I nodded.

"I'm sure we can work something out." Sam and I said together smirking. Sam looked over at Jason.

"I'll be watching you."

"Great, the one thing I was hopping to avoid. Can I go fight off another army instead?" He questioned. I laughed.

"Don't worry; Sam's bark is worst then his bite… Carlisle might be another story." I said laughing.

"Two dads, I had to fall for a girl with two dads." He muttered.

"It's not so bad. You've already got the Carlisle's seal of approval." He rolled his eyes. Everyone laughed at him. It was such a light hearted atmosphere.

"Wow…" I said thinking back.

"What is it?" Alice inquired.

"It feels like it forever, but it was only two weeks." They stared at me weird. "It's been two weeks since I dropped into Forks and everything changed for the better." I said smiling.

Jason gave me a quick kiss on the lips. "Yup, definitely changed for the better." He mumbled. Everyone laughed as I blushed.

He was right though. With Jason by my side and my family at my back eternity wouldn't be half bad.

Author's Note: That's the end guys. I hope you liked it.


Special Thanks to HiddenKoala for sticking with the Story. :)