Title: To Save A Leech
Disclaimer: I am not Stephanie Meyers so I do not own anything Twilight. If you thought otherwise then sorry to say you owe me a cookie.
Summary: In New Moon what if Leah was at Bella's house with Jake? What if Bella refused to help save Edward? Will Leah go against everything she believes in to save a vampire?
AN: This just popped into my mind and I hope you all like it. Kind of an alternate ending to New Moon. Please R&R like always!
I don't know why I am here at Bella Swans house of all places that I could be. Why did I let Jacob drag me here anways? Oh that's right because of Sam. I would do anything to be away from Sam and since I was at Bella's house watching her Jake make goo-goo eyes at eachother that had to tell you how desperate I was. I had even begged Jacob to let me tag along and that must be a sign that I was going crazy.
It was Sam's fault; I hated that fucking bastard. He ruined everything! He destroyed my life! I don't understand how he can have the perfect life when mine is shit because of him. The fact that he broke my heart when he imprinted was bad enough but I might have been able to handle it if he imprinted on someone I didn't know, or better yet someone I hated. But no, he couldn't do that could he? He had to imprint on Emily, my best friend, my cousin, and the sister I never had. I had to watch her live the life that I should be living. I had to watch her marry the man that I had loved since I was young teenager. Then oneday I would have to see the kids that they would have. Kids that I would never be able to have because fate had decided to take that away from me to when I became a wolf.
Sometimes I wanted to scream, cry, or kill someone. Sometimes I even wanted to kill myself but fate wouldn't allow that would they? No they had to see me suffer. I couldn't even end my pain because my body would just heal up any injury that I inflicted on myself. Other times I wanted to just run as fast as I could to somewhere that no one would ever find me. Yet I couldn't do that to what family I had left. My mother and brother had already lost dad; I couldn't put them threw anymore unnessasary pain. I would just have to suck it up and be strong for them. That was easier said than done most times.
"Leah?" My eyes snapped to Jake when I heard my name. He must have been trying to get my attention for a while now because both he and Bella were looking at me like I was crazy. I scowled, just because they were so sickly inlove it didn't mean that I would accept pity or anything else from them.
"What?" I snapped at him. "Can't you see that I was lost in thought? Any conversation you want to have with me can wait. The voices inside of my head are much more interesting trust me."
"Leah, I know that I said you could hang out with Bella and I tonight but-" Jacob never got a chance to finish his sentence because I cut him off.
"Don't bother finishing that sentence Jake. I get the hint you two want to be alone." I stand up and grab my coat. I knew I shouldn't have bothered asking to tag along. Lately it seemed like everyone I know was falling in love. I mean hell even Seth had found someone who could put up with him. It was one Bella's little friends, her name was Angela Webber. She was ok enough I suppose. Thank god she wasn't one of those giggly, gossiping, Barbie doll wannabes. She was actually quite smart, shy, and the best part was that she kept Seth out of my hair so that gave her bonus points.
"Leah atleast let me give you a ride home." Jacob stood up quickly heading towards me. He froze in his tracks when I glared at him.
"I think I'll walk." I took another step towards the door.
"Leah it's freezing outside. Please for once in your life let someone help you, don't be so damn stubborn." I raised my eyebrows at him when he placed his hands on his hips. He looked so girly that I was really sad that my cell wasn't a camera phone because while most people would say a picture last a lifetime, I would say that a photo is worth a whole lot of blackmail. Trust me I had used Seth's baby pictures as blackmail against him for years, it really was useful.
"Jacob I'm a freaking were-wolf just like you. Our normal body tempature is 108 degrees; I don't that I will be dying of hypothermia. Even if I could freeze in this weather I think I would take that over riding in your stupid ugly piece of crap car. Honestly who really drives a rabbit anymore?" I shook my head at him. "Don't pretend that you started caring about my well being now Black. You don't need to impress Bella by acting like a gentleman and really if you continue to try and use chivalry on me I think I will blow chunks. Like I said I'll walk." And I planned to do just that as I turned and marched towards the door. I had been successful in my atempt to shut up Jacob and Bella. Who knew silence could be so wonderful.
I had reached the door and managed to open it but I never got to step outside because I was sent flying to the floor when I was hit by something small, cold, and hard. I felt the breaths leave my lungs and I thought my chest was crushed. I felt like I had been hit by fucking monster truck. It was kind of ironic if you think about it, because I realized what I had been hit by when the stench filled my nostrils. It was sickly sweet and I new right away it was a vampire. I opened my eyes to see a small pixie like vampire looking down at me. Funny how something so small could fucking hit so hard. If she had to face a monster truck, the monster truck would loose.
"I am so sorry! I came looking for Charlie because I heard about Bella-" The small vampire turned her head to look at Bella. She looked like she had seen a ghost. "Bella? You'r alive? How? I saw you die! I saw you fall off of the cliff! Your alive!"
"Yeah I think we established that what with her standing there infront of you." I said as I stood up brushing myself off. "She's alive and you'r dead. Now that we have that figured out I think I'll be leaving now."
"Leah I think it would be best if you stay." I threw my head back in utter fustration at being interrupted in my task to flee this drama filled house. I didn't need anymore drama in my life. Yet Jake was my pack mate and I couldn't just abandon him with a vampire around.
"I don't want to be stuck in this freaking soap opera that is Bella Swans life." I recognized the little vampire now; she was Alice Cullen the sister to Edward. She could see the future from what I had been told. "Its not like Bella is danger and even if she was I'm sure that you could take pint size over there." I pointed towards Alice. "Or maybe not, but either way this isn't my problem. Bella isn't my girlfriend Jake she is yours, so you protect her."
"He is? Bella please don't tell me that you are dating a dog!" I couldn't help but smirk as I headed towards the door. Sure she insulted my kind but she insulted Jake so I could let the insult slide this time.
Bella raised her chin defiantly. "Jacob is a were-wolf Alice not a dog. He was here for me when-" She hesitated and I rolled my eyes. God this woman was such a drama queen; she couldn't even say her ex-leech of a boyfriend's name. Even I could say Sam's name. Sam the bastard, see I said his name, it wasn't that hard. Bella continued speaking. "When other people where not. You may be my friend Alice but you will not inslut my boyfriend in my home. Now what do you want and what are you doing here? I thought you would be with him moving on with your lives."
I had to give Bella some credit standing up to parasite like that. Then she had to go and whine about Edward and the little respect I had for her vanished just as fast as it had appeared. So what if Edward Cullen left her? She had moved on so why was she still bitching and moaning about it? She had love in her life while others did not. I wanted to tell her off but I knew that if I did I would never hear the end of it from Jacob. So I kept my mouth shut for the time being.
"Edward is going to kill himself." Ok when Tinker Bell said that I stopped in my tracks. I mean really that is not something that you hear everyday. A suicidal vampire, come that has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. And wasn't it impossible for a vampire to kill themselves? I mean they were pretty much indestructable weren't they?
"Come again?" I was surprised to realize that it was me who asked the question. Why did I care if the mindreader was going to off him self? It would be a good thing wouldn't it? One less leech around to stink up our planet.
Alice Cullen turned to face me, her expression somber. "Rosalie, she told him what I saw. She told him Bella was dead and now he is going to Italy to have the Volturi, think of them as Vampire Mofia, kill him. They won't do it at first though because Aro would much rather that Edward join them, he thinks that Edward's ability to read minds would be useful to him. Edward has decided that he will reveal himself during a local festival, he is going to walk out into the sunlight so everyone will see him. The Volturi won't let this happen, they will kill him. That is why I need Bella to come to Italy with me to stop him, she is the only one he won't see coming."
"You see all of that in your head?" It wasn't really a question as it was a statement of fact. Just like my next words were. "He is going to kill himself because he doesn't want to live without her." I could relate to him. I had felt that way for a long time, hell I still felt that way a lot of the time.
"Let him kill himself." I turned to look at Bella and I felt my eyes narrow at her. My anger only intensified when she continued opening her big trap. "He left me, he didn't care what happened to me so why should I care what happens to him?"
Ok I may not like vampires but that was a little harsh. I found it very odd that I was the one coming to his defense. "He left to save your sorry ass. He wanted what was best for you! Even if it killed him he only wanted you safe. He gave up his happiness for you. Now that he needs your help you are just going to let him die?" I was standing infront of her now, glaring down at her.
"What do you know about what happened Leah? You have no idea what I went threw!" Isabella Swan stomped her foot and I felt my hand clench into a fist.
"Shut her up Jake. Shut her up or I swear to god that I will." I was shaking now; I wouldn't be surprised if I phased soon. How dare she insinuate that I didn't know what she had went threw? She acted as if it had been the end of her world; that was obviously not true because she was here now with Jake the new love of her life. How quickly she could move on it had to be a world record or something for fastest healing of a broken heart.
"She has a point Leah." I shot daggers at Jacob when he said this.
"So your saying that if it was me who was going to kill myself over Sam that you would just let me?" I could tell that Jacob was contemplating on how to answer this question. I couldn't blame him because if he didn't answer this right I would kick his ass.
"That's completely different." He said lamely.
"How is it any different? You know what don't even bother answering that. I should have known that you and Bella the bitch wouldn't understand anything when it comes to love." I was about to turn to Alice again when Bella spoke.
"Atleast I have someone who loves me, two people at that. Tell me Leah how many people love you?" As she said those words I could see my fist flying towards her face. It made contact with her nose. I grinned as I heard the sickening crack as it shattered; I felt a surge of joy watching the blood splatter every where. She fell to her knees with a cry of pain and Jacob went down with her, holding her to him. He was looking at me with hate but I didn't care, I looked back at him and I was sure my hate burned much brighter than his did.
"Leah what the fuck is your problem? I'm gong to tell Sam!" Jacob sounded like a bratty child when he said that. What were we six?
I shook my head at him and placed one hand on my hip. "You know what go ahead and tell him that. And while your doing that tell him this. Tell him I said I hope he fucking burns in hell. Tell him that I am out, I wont his bitch in his stupid pack anymore. I'll be my own bitch. Im going rogue. Tell him that if he comes after me I will scar him just like he did to Emily." With that said I turned to look at Alice. "I may not be Bella, thank god for that, and I will probably regret this for the rest of my long life, but what can I do to help?" And that is how I ended up where we were now.
I never thought in a million years that I would be sitting on plane with Alice Cullen as we headed towards Italy. I certianly never expected that I would be doing all of this to save a bloodsucker. They were my mortal enemies and I hated them yet here I was on a mission to save one. Maybe I was going soft, or maybe I was allowing my own past to influence my decision.
"Won't he see me coming? I mean he can read my thoughts. How can I stop him if he knows I am coming?" I slid a strand of my dark hair behind my ear as I looked at Tink. She had just gotten off of the phone with her husband, Jasper, the one who could screw with emotions. The love they had was easy to see even if she had been talking to him on the phone. It made me really uncomfortable because I been lead to believe that vampires couldn't love, but Alice and Jasper, they proved me wrong.
"He won't actually see you coming. You see he knows my internal voice as he calls it so he could spot me straight away, he will be looking for me. He knows that I will try to stop him. You he won't expect because he barely knows you. Plus you're a wolf so he won't think twice even if he does hear your thoughts." Ok pint size did have a point there. Who would expect their mortal enemies to try and save them? I felt a pang of pain stab my heart when I realized that Sam wouldn't travel to Italy to save me if I was in Edward's position. Infact he would probably be happy to have me gone, it would make his life so much easier. "Can I ask you a question?" I noticed that the parasite looked nervous. That threw me for a loop, what could she possibly ask that would make her so unsure?
"Go ahead but if I don't like the question I won't answer." I said to her. I found it strange that I actually felt at ease around this girl. I felt more comfortable in her presence than I did around my own family, how totally fucked was that? I wouldn't dwell on that thought now, I would have to think about it later.
"Why did you agree to help me? I mean you hate my kind, you hate my family so why?" I should have expected this question from her. It was one that I had been plaqued by since I offered to help her save her freaky mindreading brother. I had no idea as to why I was trying to save him. The only thing I could think of was because I knew what he was going threw in a way.
"It gives me something to do." I told her with a shrug of my shoulders. I was not going to get into the real reasons with her. I should have known that she wouldn't be one to just give up that easily.
"It's because of Sam right?" I turned my head to look at her. "I heard about what happened. Edward says that it was all everyone from La Push talked about for a long time. He imprinted on your cousin right?"
Usually if anyone brougt up Sam I would scream at them or fight them. Chief Swan had been called to La Push plenty of times because of me. "I should have known that I was the center of gossip for a while. Remind that if I manage to save your brother to have him make a list of names of the people who were gossiping about it, it will give me something to do with my free time." I smiled just thinking about all the pain I could inflict on the gossip whores.
The smallest Cullen patted my shoulder in a show of affection or something similar. I had to force myself to not flinch away from the coldness of her hand. "You're a good person Leah, you'r willing to help save my brother and you hate our kind. If that doesn't show your true nature I don't know what does."
I gave her an akward pat on her shoulder in return. That's what people normally do right? Oh who was I kidding? The little bloodsucker was getting to me. She made me feel useful and important. It was good to know that not everybody hated me. Maybe, just maybe oneday we could be friends. "Ya well don't let that get around or anything ok Tink?"
We didn't talk anymore after that for which I was really glad. I would never say this outloud but I was nervous. The events of the past 24 hours flew threw my mind. If I sucseeded in my task and managed to live where would I go? I knew I wouldn't be welcome back to La Push, not after what I did to Bella and what I told Jacob to tell Sam. I wouldn't go back even if I could anyways. Yet a part of me felt saddened. Would I ever be able to see my mom and Seth again? And even if I could see them would they want to see me? I had chosen to take a bloodsucker's side over my pack. I guess it wasn't my pack anymore, I was a rogue now. Maybe I could travel the world; it was something I had always wanted to do.
"How do you feel about grandtheft auto?" I snapped out of my thoughts when Alice drove up in a shiny yellow Porche. My face broke into a smile; this was my kind of girl. I had been waiting at the airport enterance for her to arrive.
"I think you have great taste in cars." I replied before jumping into the passenger seat. I listened as Alice explained to me that Edward would be under the clock tower. She told me that she would meet me there after she parked and could find a way in the shadows. I had forgotten about that. She couldn't be in the sunlight, so I really was on my own.
"We only get one shot at this Leah. Please stop Edward from making a mistake." She looked so sad and hopeful at the same time that I knew I couldn't let her down. I was officially crazy, I had to be because that was the only thing that explained my determination to save a leech.
"I won't let anything happen." Then just to seem like my normal self I added. "Ill get to play hero, hey do I get a costume like Wonderwoman?"
"I'll design it myself if you can accomplish this." I heard her say as I took off running. I ran faster than I ever had in my entire life. I pushed past all the people dressed in red. It was like living in a where's Waldo book. Everyone in red and I had to find the one person who wasn't.
"Move it! Get out of way!" I snapped shoving people out of my path. I stopped at the fountian when I finally saw him. I felt my breath catch in my throat. I had never seen Edward Cullen in person before, honestly were would I have seen him? We certianly didn't hang around in the same social circles. I had seen his brothers and sisters at the movies once but he was not with them. I figured he wasn't much of a people person, ok that didn't sound right. But you get the idea and if you don't well to bad for you, it just proves how weird the inner workings of my mind are.
When I layed eyes on him for the first time it was like Sam disapeared from my mind. It was like any and all feelings I had for him just vanished. Some would call it magic but I knew the truth, it was an imprint. I had imprinted on Edward freaking Cullen. Where the fates trying to ruin my life? It wasn't that I thought he was a bad person, well other than the fact that he was a parasite, it was the fact that he was inlove with Bella Swan. I had already been threw that once and I didn't want to go threw it again. I don't think my heart could take it if I had to watch another man that I cared about want someone other than me.
I was actually contemplating the idea of letting him get himself killed. But he looked up at me, his eyes filled with confusion. He heard everything I just thought damnit! Any plans I had about letting him die were gone when I looked into his eyes. It was like he was dragging my soul into him. He was all that I saw, and when he took a step forward towards the sunlight I knew I couldn't let him do it.
My body pushed forwards and I felt as if I was watching everything in slow motion. I could see him getting closer to the sunlight, and I feared I wouldn't make it. Why was I going so slowly? Don't do it! She's alive Bella isn't dead! I screamed out to him. It broke something inside of me to realize that my imprint was inlove with that bitch. But if it would save his life I would hand her to him on a silver platter.
I forced myself to move faster when I realized he was ignoring my thoughts about Bella. I just told you she was alive you idiot! Don't go killing yourself! He looked at me and I realized he knew she was with Jacob. He had to have seen it in my mind. At that moment Jacob was his Emily, Bella was his Sam, and he was me. My body slammed into his knocking us both to the ground.
"What on earth are you doing?" He looked at me and it was like he was seeing me for the first time. His eyes cleared of there former haze. "Leah Clearwater?"
This was originally going to be a one-shot but I decided it would be best to make it a two shot maybe a three shot at most. Please let me know what you think.