A/N: It didn't take as long as all of you thought, did it?
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Here is chapter 7.
Edward's Point of View
Although I was trying to be strong for Bella's sake, it was a very hard decision for me to say goodbye to Nessie and leave her with Ross. It wasn't that I didn't trust them but I was worried about her protection. Josh was the only one there that could save her if it came to that. Josh was a great guy but I didn't know him well enough to leave him alone to protect my daughter.
I had gotten pretty good at tuning out all of the minds around me. It sounded more like a buzzing then complete thoughts at this point. The only mind that I made a point to stay tuned to was Alice. She was searching to make sure that everything was in place. It seemed like everything was going to work out fine and we would only need to be here for a day before I got to see my daughter again. It felt like a part of me was missing without her with me. I had been by her side every single day since she had been born and it was weird for me to have so much distance between us. I guess that it was just the protective side of me that was afraid to have her too far away but it's what any father would do if their daughter was off in the mountains with her boyfriend.
My family and friends were sitting or standing around at the Denali's house in Alaska. Most of them were out hunting or practicing but I was just sitting there watching everybody. I didn't want to admit it to anyone but I was afraid to fight. I didn't know how strong the bonds were from getting put back together again and I didn't want to do that to Bella again. I knew that she was worried about me but I didn't want that to distract her during the fight. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have in my life.
I saw Carlisle walk down the stairs and walked over to him.
"Do you want to hunt," I asked suggestively, with a look of inquisition on my face. "I was going anyways and I was wondering if you wanted to join me?"
"Sure," he stated putting his hand on my shoulder. What's going on Edward? Is everything okay? I shook my head no and he followed me out into the woods. When I was sure that we were out of hearing range I stopped. "What's wrong Edward," Carlisle asked.
"I'm just worried that I'm not physically strong enough for this. I don't know how strong the bonds are to my limbs."
"Do you feel like you are strong enough or are you synching yourself out?"
"I don't know. I didn't want to tell anyone because I don't want them to worry. I just wish there was a way to figure it out beforehand."
"If you want me to I will fight you but I don't want to do unnecessary damage. Why don't you for the fight just stay next to Bella? That way she can do a majority of the fighting and you can watch out for her at the same time. I know that you are always going to be worried about her but you know that she is a good fighter. She managed to defend herself the last time. All you need to worry about is not trying to be in too many places at once. This fight is going to be a cake walk and there is no reason why you should even worry."
"I know that I shouldn't worry but it's just who I am. I know that we are facing mostly newborns but Demitri is going to be a hard adversary."
"Nobody is telling you that you need to be the one that takes him out. There is plenty of pent up aggression towards him."
"I always had it in my mind that it would be my job."
"I know that Edward but if you don't feel like you are 100% then going after the strongest fighter on their team is not the best idea."
"I guess so."
"Just be aware of your surroundings and if you need help yell. There is no reason why we won't be able to come out on top of this. Just take on as many of the newborns that you can. Or you can have the job of finding Sue."
"So are we assigning jobs now," I questioned. "It doesn't seem very intelligent."
"Well its how I like to do things and you should know that. It will probably be the easiest for you to find her because you can search all of their minds. I have a feeling that she is alive and maybe if you don't feel like you're up to fighting you can find her."
"I don't know Carlisle, what about Bella?"
"She'll be fine on her own," he reassured me. "Talk to her about it and see how she feels and explain to her how you are feeling. It's something that you guys need to talk about because I'm sure that if you explain to her that you aren't feeling up to fighting then she would have no problem letting you go."
"Carlisle I know that she won't have an issue with it, that's the problem. I don't want her thinking that she is the best fighter in the world. She is going to put herself into situations that she doesn't need to be in."
"She did fine without you last time. While you were trying to do too many things at once she was able to hold her own. I know that you still worry about how fragile she is but what you need to worry about is how fragile you are."
"I don't know," I pondered. I felt like I just wanted to rip my brain out. I felt like there was too much information trying to be processed at the same time. There was more than enough room in my head to think of a lot of things at once but I still felt like I was going back and forth, the different parts of my brain working against one another. Carlisle put his hand on my shoulder. You do what's best for you and what's best for Bella. Don't try to be superman because we know how that turns out. If you think it would be best that you look for Sue then so be it. That is the whole point in coming here. If it's hard for you to make the decision just think back to the time when Seth saved you and Bella. He needs help saving the only family that he has left.
I nodded and then we went hunting. I wasn't as focused as I should have been and that was the main reason that I was going to talk to Bella. When we got back to the house Bella was talking to Ann and Carrie in the corner. She saw me walk into the room and her face lit up. She walked over to me and kissed me lightly on the lips. She immediately knew that something was wrong.
"Edward, what is it," she asked concerned.
"Do you want to go outside and talk for a minute," I asked her. She nodded and followed me outside to the same spot I was with Carlisle.
"What's wrong Edward," she questioned. "Is it Renesmee?"
"No it's about me." I took a deep breath. "I don't think that I'm going to be able to fight today."
"What do you mean?"
"I have way too much on my mind. I don't want to get distracted like I did last time because I don't want to put that through you again."
"So what, are you staying here?"
"No I'm coming and I'm going to try to figure out where Sue is. That's going to be my number one priority. I just wanted to talk to you to see if it was okay."
"Of course it is Edward," she whispered softly running her hand against the side of my face. "I would rather you did something that you were comfortable with and that will keep you safe instead of in danger. I don't want to see you like that again."
"Thank you for understanding," I stated sincerely. "I love that about you."
"If there is anything that I've learned it's that you took care of me and watched out for me so many times that it's my turn to help you. If you want me to stay with you and look for Sue I am more than willing to."
"I'm not asking you to do that."
"I know that," she laughed. "I would rather stay with you and look for Sue then fight without you there."
"Why don't we assess the situation when we get there? If they can afford to lose you then I want you to come with me but I don't want our family at a disadvantage. If they could even possibly need your shield then you are staying."
"Deal," she grinned. I kissed her chastely and smiled at her. She grabbed my hand and we walked slowly back to the house. When we entered the house it felt like just any other day. Nobody seemed overly panicked or freaked out. It was just like we were on vacation and there weren't crazy vampires after us. It made me feel a little bit better that everybody else was so calm. Aedan and Camden were in the corner catching up with one another. It must have been weird for them to be separated because they had been created together but when Aedan saw Tanya it was all over. Camden wanted to stay with Grace and she stayed with us because the only person that she was close to was Josh and he stayed because of Ann who stayed because of Renesmee. Gosh, it was all so confusing. If I didn't have so much room in my mind I wouldn't be able to keep everybody straight.
I felt like I was the only one there that was worried about the battle that was coming. Sure it wasn't like we hadn't defeated a newborn army before or had defeated the Volturi but I had been torn apart and had to be put back together again and I didn't want the same thing to happen to anybody else in my family. I couldn't even imagine Carlisle or Esme or …Bella like that. I didn't want to think about it. Everybody's thoughts were cool and collected but Alice's thoughts made me jump. They were only a few miles out.
"It's time," she spoke loudly.
Everyone's state of mind shifted in an instant. It was like bright fluffy clouds to dark ominous clouds in an instant. We walked out together, with Carlisle, Emmett, and Jasper in the forefront. Behind them stood Esme, Rosalie and Alice like they were following them and Grace and Camden stood next to them. Grace was a fighter from being with the Volturi for so long. It turns out that she had been there for over a year. She had been brought in to replace Demitri, who I was sure was at the spear head of the attack.
I tried to focus my attention on the thoughts of the group that would soon be approaching. There were a lot of what did I get myself intos and I can't believe we are finally here. It took long enough. I searched through their minds to see if I could pick out the few of them that I did know. I found Jessica easy enough; her thoughts were as bad as when she was a human, if that is even possible. She had snarky ass comments that were starting to bother me.
I can't believe Mike left us. Guess he never did care about me and here I am sacrificing my life for him when he can't even be bothered to stick around.
I pulled up short and Bella noticed. She looked at me with panicked eyes and I looked at her.
"Wait a second," I whispered only to her.
Stupid personal vendetta against the Cullens. Sure I never liked them much but really. Why would he go to Colorado to settle a debt with them when they were all here?
A growl escaped from deep within my stomach and I felt like my world was shattering from beneath my feet. I thought that sending Nessie off to Colorado would be a good thing, it would keep her safe, but that's what he wanted. That's what he wanted all along. He wanted to take one of the only people I truly loved in the world away from me. This wasn't about Bella it was about my daughter.
Bella stood staring at me like I was crazy. I breathed one word "Nessie." She seemed to understand very quickly and we took off running in the opposite direction. I didn't know if this was the fastest way but I needed to get to the closest town. None of our family followed us, probably guessing what was wrong but who could have predicted this. I called Josh as soon as I had found us a flight. He panicked and ran as fast as he could, leaving Annie with Leah, heading back to the house. We sat uncomfortably for what seemed like forever but I had pulled a few strings, with the help of a large donation, to get a plane to Colorado faster. Bella looked like she was going to have a panic attack, freaking out about our daughter, our miracle.
Ross' Point of View
I couldn't believe what had just happened. I had always told myself that I was going to wait until marriage to have sex with anybody but Nessie was just the pinnacle of my life. She was everything to me, the air and the sun, everything good and none of the bad. I couldn't believe that I was no longer a virgin and that I had made love to the one person who meant everything. It was like I was floating on a cloud.
"Are you okay," I asked her with a little bit of panic in my voice. She didn't seem as happy as I did that this had happened. "I know that we didn't talk about this beforehand."
"No I'm fine," she replied quietly. "Just worrying."
"About what," I asked concerned. I didn't want her worrying at all.
"Everything. But I swear you better keep your thoughts in check around my father." So she was worried about her dad finding out that this happened. I could understand that because he would have probably ripped me to shreds. "Although I am perfectly happy with how it happened, he is kind of a traditionalist."
"So am I but you talked me out of it," I joked.
"It was not just me," she giggled. "You wanted it as much as I did."
I grabbed her by the waist playfully and pulled her to me as tightly as I possibly could. I wanted to hold her forever in my arms. I tossed her lightly to the bed and she giggled as I kissed her playfully. All of sudden she stopped moving and I realized that we weren't alone. There was somebody standing in the doorway, with his wild crimson eyes staring a whole straight through us. I looked at her panicked, wondering if it was somebody that she knew but by the look on her face I knew that it wasn't. He was around 6 feet tall with pale blonde hair and his eyes were his most promenade feature.
Renesmee jumped away from me and crouched in front of me protectively. I had never seen her in full vampire mode but I knew that she was trying to protect me. I didn't know what to do, whether I should scream, or run, or pull her away. I couldn't bear for something to happen to her. She seemed like she was ready for him to pounce and I was scared. I was scared for my life, I was scared for hers, our future, everything.
I sat on the bed, unable to move any part of my body. I wanted to protect her but I just couldn't make myself move an inch. I hated that I couldn't do anything about it but there was nothing that I could do. Nessie growled a fierce snarl in his direction and I had a feeling I knew who it was. Mike Newton, the one who had started all of this. He wanted his revenge and I guess if he figured that he couldn't have Bella then he would take away the most important thing in her life, in Edward's life, in mine.
He sneered at her and moved at the speed of light. I couldn't keep up with what was happening. It was like the Cullens training all over again accept that this time I was extremely frightened. I heard a loud slam and followed the sound to see Renesmee lying on the ground, crying out in pain. Mike looked over her, like she was something to eat and I couldn't sit back and watch anymore. I knew it wouldn't do much good and I would probably die but it would save her.
I lunged off of the bed and landed with all of my weight on Mike. My shoulder screamed in protest as he flung me back on the bed, nailing my head against the wall. I was enough of a distraction that he focused all of his intentions on me. Pieces from the headboard fell all around me and I put my hand up to the back of my neck.
Great I thought. Blood with a rabid vampire. That was all that needed to happen. Mike got so distracted that he lunged towards me. There was nothing I could do but sit there in horror as he attacked. He paused momentarily before biting down on my neck. After that everything was on fire. I couldn't do anything but scream. He was gone from me as soon as he had started but I couldn't follow him. I was in too much agonizing pain.
I heard a lot of growling and the sounds of what had to be someone getting thrown against the wall. I was hoping to God that it wasn't Nessie and that I would die soon. It would be easier to die than to deal with this fire anymore. I had no idea what was going on. It like it had been forever since I had been bit. I then heard an unbelievable, ghastly sound. It sounded like metal being scrapped together and bent and mangled. I was terrified and relived. If it had been Nessie at least he would finish me off now so I wouldn't have to live in a world where she didn't exist.
I felt somebody standing over me and I didn't want to open my eyes. I didn't want him to be the last thing that I ever saw. I wanted to remember exactly what she looked like, happy and laying in my arms after the best thing that had ever happened in my life. I couldn't believe that this was how everything was going to end. That this was all there was to my life and there would never be another day to try to become more than I was. I still wanted so many things in my life, to go to college, to get married, to have kids. I wanted so many things and I at least had enough in my life to be happy. I had my mother side by side with me most of my life and my 2 brothers who I hated to admit that I loved and I had gotten rid of my dad. He was nothing to me and deserved none of my memories.
Then I thought to my new family while I waited for death to take over me. I thought about how loving and caring they all were towards me, taking me in when nobody else in the world cared about me. Sure they had their reservations but they still took me into their house, into their family. which only brought me closer to Renesmee, the best thing in my world. She was everything to me and there was no way that I could stay living where she didn't exist.
As I laid there, seconds felt like hours, waiting for any sign that she lived and that I wasn't going to die. The fire was the most prominent pain, more significant than the pain I felt in my heart. I couldn't just lie here anymore but I felt as though I was paralyzed.
"Ross," I heard her cry. I searched but I couldn't move. I wanted to answer her but all that came out was a scream, an ear piercingly loud scream. "Ross I'm here," she stated. I faintly felt her hands near my neck. "I'm so sorry," she whispered into my ear. I wanted to open my eyes, just to make sure that she was real but I couldn't. I couldn't do anything but lay here, wondering when it was going to stop. Was I going to die now and leave her here? "I don't know what to do Ross, I'm so sorry. I love you."
I vaguely felt her lips on my forehead and her warm hands on my wrists. I realized eventually that she was trying to hold me still. The fire was spreading and it was spreading fast. I wanted to yell at her to get off of me, her hot skin too much for me to handle. But this fire felt like I was being burned alive, nowhere near the coolness that I wished for at this moment.
I don't know how long I laid there, with her constantly whispering in my ear telling me that she loved me and how sorry she was that she couldn't have done more.
Renesmee's Point of View
It was heart wrenching trying to keep Ross from struggling. I didn't know what to do besides try to keep him still. I had my hands wrapped around his wrists, pinning him down to the bed. There was blood behind his head and the apparent bite on his neck. I knew that I couldn't stop it now, it had been too long. I didn't want this for him but I couldn't bring myself to tell him what was going on. I didn't want him to freak out so I just kept telling him that I was sorry and that I loved him.
I felt as his body reacted to the venom, spreading further and further into his bloodstream. His body convulsed more as time went on. I heard the door open and I tensed up, ready for another fight.
"Nessie," I heard a familiar voice yell. It was Josh, as if he could help now. Oh why did he ever leave?
"In here," I spoke. "There's blood."
"I'm okay," he stated standing in the doorway. I knew what he was seeing. Me trying to hold Ross down and Mike Newton in pieces on the ground. "Are you okay," he asked concerned.
"I'm not worried about me," I stated sadly. Ross hadn't opened his eyes for me at all and I was getting worried. My mom had told me that it was an unbearable amount of pain to be transformed into a vampire but she had never told me how to make it stop, how to keep it from happening.
"Let me see," Josh stated through his teeth. He was trying not to breath. "How long has it been?"
"About 20 minutes, I would say."
"I think he's too far gone to come back."
I wanted to break down and cry because this is what I wanted for him, not yet anyways. I wanted him to live his life first and then have a decision in his fate. I didn't even know if he wanted to be with me forever but now he didn't have a choice. It was worse than being forced into a marriage that you don't really want.
"Josh can you get rid of that?" All I could think about where the scattered body parts of Mike Newton laying around the room. I didn't want him tainting the air that we were breathing. Josh gladly did so, bringing him outside into the snow and starting a fire. I loved that every vampire I knew carried a lighter in their pocket. Paranoid much?
"How did you manage it," he asked walking back in the room. "He's a strong vampire."
"I wasn't doing too well and then he hurt Ross. That was the end of him. I may only be half vampire but I have better powers than most vampires do. It was pretty easy to tear his arm off after he hurt Ross."
"I'm sure that you can get off of him. He's going to be in a lot of pain for a while."
"Do you remember what it was like for you?"
"Its hell, I'm not going to lie. The pain that he is going through right now is probably all of the worst pains of his life laid into one and then multiplied by 10."
"Where are Annie and Leah?"
"Edward called me to see if I could get back here to help."
"How did my dad know?"
"He didn't answer many questions. You're parents should be here within a few hours. They got the fastest flight out that they could find. I'm so sorry I didn't stay with you guys, I never thought that something like this would happen."
"None of us did Josh, it's not your fault. I don't want you to think that it is."
"And I don't want you blaming yourself."
"I can't guarantee that," I mumbled. After a few minutes Josh convinced me to at least sit next to Ross. Before I could do that I put a bandage over the cut in the back of his neck. It would be easier for Josh if he wasn't forced to smell the blood, even though it didn't bother me in the least. Human blood did nothing for me anymore, especially when it was Ross'. There was nothing that I could do for him besides sit beside him and hold his hand.
I kissed him as often as I could and whispered how sorry I was to him but there was nothing else I could really do for him. He was going to become a vampire and there was no stopping it. I couldn't believe how much had happened in one day, it was surreal. I had to say goodbye to my family, I came to Colorado and made love to my boyfriend without a care in the world. We had been attacked by a deranged vampire and I had killed him but not before he could take my boyfriend's humanity away from him. And the only thing that I could do was try to stay strong for Ross and not leave his side. I put my head down on his arm and fell asleep on him after a few hours of trying not to cry.
A/N: So did it turn out like you thought it would?
I was gonna write the Cullen's battle in Alaska too but it would have taken a while
I figured you guys would want to know what happened to Nessie and Ross.
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