A/N: Okay, so, since my story started during New Moon around when the phone call was supposed to happen, the Cullens and Bella never had a chance to vote on her becoming a vampire. So, here you go.
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Summary: What happens if instead of Edward calling Bella's house to see if shes still alive, he comes to see for himself? E/B.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Twilight Saga. Robert Pattinson, however, I will make mine.
One Missed Call
Chapter Nine: Fighting For Nothing
"Please. Edward, I can't go on knowing I could die tomorrow and never see you again. I'd rather die and be able to see you forever. The only way to make this happen is for you to turn me."
He refused to look at me.
"Edward?" I said. He stood there like stone, I hated that he could do that.
"Don't go statue on me." I said sternly. It didn't work.
"Edward, seriously." Nothing.
"Fine, if that's how you want to play it."
I walked into the living room to find all six Cullen's talking mindlessly to each other. I stood in the front of the room and cleared my throat.
"Sorry to interrupt you, but I have a favor to ask." I smiled weakly.
Carlisle smiled bright, "Sure Bella. Anything you'd like."
I exhaled at that comment. "Alright, well, I would like to take a vote."
"Oh, a vote? This should be exciting." Emmett said, happily.
"Okay, so, um, if you'd like to become a vampire, become one of you, say yes. If you don't want me to, no hard feelings, say no."
They nodded in agreement.
"Okay, um, Carlisle, let's start with you."
"Of course Bella. You were already apart of this family from the start, it would just make it set in stone."
"Thank you. Esme, how about you?"
"Oh, I'd love that Bella! Yes, definitely yes."
He frowned then smiled.
"I'd miss watching you fall down, but I'm sure there is more things to make fun of you for while you're a vampire. So, yes, little sister."
I rolled my eyes playfully.
"Duh." She said, I giggled.
"Well, you being a vampire and not wanting to kill you all the time would be nice. So, yes."
She didn't answer me for a bit, then replied with a harsh, "No."
I looked at the floor and back at her. "Okay."
"Well there are more votes Yes than No, so, um, who would like to change me?"
There was a crash in the kitchen, followed by a loud, harsh growl.
Suddenly I was picked up by cold arms.
"Edward? Wha-what are you doing?"
"You are NOT being changed! I won't have it!"
"PUT ME DOWN!" I screamed.
"No! Not until you LISTEN! You DON'T want this LIFE! I SWEAR!"
"EDWARD! You're being ridiculous! Put me down!"
"Edward, listen to her!" Carlisle screamed. I've never heard Carlisle scream before, and it wasn't a pretty sight.
Edward stopped staring at me furiously, and looked at Carlisle. He nodded and set me down. I backed up far away from him.
"Calm. Down." I said, now across the room. He took a deep breath as did I. I'll admit, he scared me when he was this angry.
"Edward, my god! You're scaring her." Carlisle said.
Edward looked at me shocked, not even realizing how mad he just became. He looked at me apologetically.
"Now, Edward, why don't you want her to be a vampire?" Carlisle said, now in the middle of us.
"She isn't losing her soul. Not on my watch." I glared at him.
"Bella, why do you want to be a vampire?" He asked, what a question I've answered too many times.
"I can't risk dieing and never see him again. I'd rather die and be able to see him forever, even if that means losing my soul which, may I add, isn't a proven fact that will happen."
"Edward, is it worth her keeping her soul and living to 100, then dieing and you having to cut your life short and die with her?"
"Yes. Very worth it. She'll go to Heaven."
"You'll go to Hell, supposedly. I won't see you in Heaven. I'll be miserable there, just as I'll be miserable if I keep living my life a human." I said, crossing my arms.
"What do you want, Edward? To make me miserable or happy? Because obviously you being selfish isn't helping anybody." He growled.
"I'm not being selfish, I'm looking out for you." I laughed without humor.
"Oh, you're looking out for me? Alright well I'll just go get hit by a car now, and die for GOOD. That's looking out for me, huh? Oh, you'll save me! Well, I'll just go on Jakes land where you CAN'T COME and/or make Alice see me in her visions! So I could really get hit by a car and really die. Would you like that? Is that looking out for me? Or are you just being the most ABSURD person on the PLANET!?"
I took a breath and suddenly felt calm. I glared at Jasper who giggled a bit, apparently amused by my outrage.
Edward turned into stone, again.
"Stop doing that!" I yelled at him.
Suddenly, he was by my side again.
"Fine. You want to be a vampire? I'll make you a vampire. But not here, not now."
I sighed. "Then when?" I whined.
"Tomorrow. I promise. You have my word. Meet me here at 7pm. Now, you go home and sleep."
I kissed him.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!" I said over and over again, kissing him all over his beautiful face.
The crowed behind us, "aww-ed", if you could call a group of six a crowd.
"Let's take you home."
I nodded and wondered if he was really serious, or just trying to get me to stop talking.
I was lying in my bed, totally restless, trying my best to fall asleep. Edward said he couldn't sleep in my bed tonight because he was preparing for the big day tomorrow. Either he was really just being dramatic, or he was planning something.
Either way, if he didn't turn me tomorrow, I hope he knew somebody else, would.
Reality hit me, and I was faced with a problem.
What was I going to do about Charlie? And Renée? Oh no, now I was being the selfish one.
Well, Renée, I could easily avoid until I'm strong enough. She is all the way in Florida. If she wanted me to come visit, I could just lie and say the flights are delayed or something.
Charlie, well, I could tell him I'm graduating early and going to college in Alaska. And then avoid him for a while. But if I'm getting changed tomorrow...then what?
I thought of a plan. It was harsh of me to lie to him, but it's the only way. Suddenly, my phone started to ring. It was Alice.
I was confused for a moment.
"Yes. Your plan will work. I'll come over tomorrow and we'll move your stuff in a flash while Charlie is at work, and take it to Edward's room. Oh, and lie to Charlie about visiting. Goodnight!"
The phone went dead.
I sighed, and looked at the clock.
11:14pm, it read.
Charlie would have just fallen asleep, I could still wake him.
I went to his room and gently knocked on the door. When I heard snoring, I opened it.
I walked over and sat on his bed, and shook him lightly. He opened his eyes after making a strange noise.
"Bella? You okay?" He asked, sitting up in the bed.
"Yeah I just, I have to talk to you." I said, swallowing hard.
He looked confused before saying, "Sure Bells, shoot."
I took a deep breath.
"Well, you know how bad it was when Edward left. I was a zombie, and I know how much it hurt you. And I know how much you're scared of it returning. But I think since I've been through so much, and how Edward just magically came back into my life, that it's best that I stay at his house for a while. Don't take this the wrong way or anything. Dad, you're great. But in order to heal completely, and for him to get my trust back, I need to stay there for a while. Don't worry, I won't be in his room or anything, his parents will always be there. I just need to stay there for a little."
I stopped talking and let him take it all in before adding, "Don't worry, I'll visit when I can. Especially when you need a good meal."
He smiled a little, and then took a deep breath.
"When were you planning on leaving?"
I shut my eyes than said, "Tomorrow." I opened them and he had an unreadable expression on.
"Well, Bella, I'll miss you. A lot. But, if it's what you have to do, go for it. As long as you aren't moving across the country, I guess it's okay."
Secretly, I knew he would do whatever it takes for the zombie in me to never return. But I knew it hurt him to watch me go.
"Thanks, dad. I love you." I hugged him goodnight, and walked back to my room.
I was suddenly tired enough to fall asleep.
I was bracing a dreamless sleep, but I didn't.
Of course I was on a cliff, when am I not? That stupid white flowy dress I'm always wearing, with my stupid messy hair and my stupid dirty face and stupid perfect Edward standing there. Except in this dream, Edward was perfect, and so was I. I was pale, like him, not a hair out of place. My face was pretty and clean. Instead of standing and looking at him, I held out my hand. He smiled and walk towards me, grabbed it and held it. Maybe, he'll turn mean, like in my other dreams. But he didn't. He kissed my hand and said, "I love you." I told him I loved him too. He walked me away from the cliff and then we ran, vampire speed, away from the cliff.
And conciseness was back.
"Wow." I said aloud. A good dream, for once. No screaming, no hating, just love.
And me being a vampire.
It was a really good dream.
I turned over and looked at my clock. 2:00pm.
"Holy-how could I sleep this long?"
"Well, you have been stressed out for a while."
I sat up quickly to see the stranger in my bedroom. It was no stranger, it was Alice.
I looked around my room. It was almost empty.
"I moved everything, you don't have to worry. You're all set. I talked to Charlie this morning and told him I was helping with the move. He said just for you to do whatever it takes to get better. I couldn't bother to wake you, your dream sounded so nice."
I rolled my eyes and fell back onto my pillow. "Ugh, you heard me?" She giggled.
"Yes, it was cute. You kept saying 'Edward, I love you. Let's run, Edward.' So adorable. I'm guessing you were a vampire?"
"Cute. I'm glad, and I can't wait for you to be one of us!" She was now sitting on the bed.
"Alice? I have a question."
"Go for it."
"Do you...see...him turning me? I mean, tonight?"
She didn't change her facial expression one bit, "I'll let you figure that out for tonight."
I glared at her than hit her with a pillow. Of course, she didn't flinch.
"Hey! No fair. Stupid rock-hard vampires."
She looked fake-appalled. "How dare you call me stupid!" We giggled.
"You're ready. I promise you. Don't be nervous." Alice said to me.
We were standing outside the door of the Cullen residence. I was too afraid to walk in for two reasons.
The first, the outfit Alice made me wear was beyond ridiculous.
Two, Edward wouldn't change me and/or leave me.
I looked at Alice and she gave me another reassuring nod and I let out a sigh. I walked in the door and saw Edward sitting on the couch, looking gorgeous as ever.
He was in front of me in a flash, spinning me around.
"Bella! Wow, you look-no. There isn't even a word to describe how beautiful you look." I smiled bright.
"You're welcome." Alice said, leaning against the wall. Edward looked at her.
"What? It is my little blue dress. I told her the strapless one with a scrunched up skirt with a black bow would look fabulous on her. And that white diamond hanging from her neck? Courtesy of me. Oh, the white high-heel shoes! My favorite part. You may want to carry her- oh wait, I know where you're going. She won't be walking very much so no falling, anyways. Her hair curls nicely, too. And who ever thought she had the face for glittery eyeshadow."
Edward continued you stare.
"Oh, that's the 'get lost' look. My bad. Goodnight, Bella." Alice then vanished. Edward returned his attention on me.
"Hello, gorgeous." He said, and kissed me, hard. It made my legs shake.
"Shall we go?" He asked, his arm pointing towards the door.
"Where exactly are we going?"
He walked me out to the stupid shiny Volvo and we drove pretty quickly. We arrived at the entrance of the dark woods and parked. He leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. He got out of the car and in a moment he was opening the door for me.
"Such a gentle man."
He smiled wide.
He picked me up bridal style, and we ran for a little, in the woods.
Suddenly, a beam of white was in the distance. It started to become bigger and bigger, and I wondered what this light was, or why it was in the middle of the woods.
The light started to become brighter and larger and suddenly, I figured out what it was.
He stopped running, and set me down. We were in the middle of the meadow. I looked around, every bush, every tree surrounding us was covered by white lights. Every tree looked like a Christmas tree, added with big red bulbs. It was so beautiful, especially in the nighttime. I couldn't believe my eyes. I felt tears rushing to my eyes.
"Edward." I said breathlessly.
He kissed me, deeply, and put his forehead to mine.
"You know, you're going to be in so much pain. But I won't leave you for one second. It's going to hurt me, so much."
I sighed. "I know. And once I'm turned, I'll repay you as much as I can. I promise."
He nodded. "Are you sure you want me to do this?"
"I'm positive. It's all I ever wanted."
"I love you."
"I love you, too."
He kissed down my jaw, and to my neck. He removed my necklace and threw it somewhere I couldn't see. He kissed my now naked neck before asking me one last time,
"Are you sure you want this? To lose your soul, to feel so much pain? To all you want is blood?" He breathed on my neck.
"If that means being with you. You don't know if you actually lose your soul. The pain will leave and I'll get over the blood thing. I'll always want you, though. So yes, I promise, this is what I want."
"Are you sure?"
I laughed, "Edward! Don't be so worried. I told you, I promise you."
He nodded and kissed my neck before growling and biting it.
"OH!" I yelped. It was the most wonderful, joyful, and agonizing feeling I've ever felt.
And I loved it. Finally, I understood,
we were going to be together forever.
A/N: Ta-Da! The end. Very long chapter. I wanna do a sequel, but I have no idea what to write about. I don't know, I'll probably think of something. I might just write about Bella being a vampire but following the events through Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Or I might think of something completely different. Thoughts? Reviews? And thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed as much as I did.