I tried to leave as soon as I smelled her but when I headed towards the door it was already to late. There was a girl in front of me, by the smell of her I knew it was the Cullen Bella had told me about on the phone last night.
She had short spiky dark hair that was brown and the pale skin that only leeches have. Her eyes were almost a liquidy butterscotch color and the longer I looked at them the harder it was to try and force myself to look away. Her head would've probably came to around my shoulder if I was standing right next to her which is weird because the smallest person I've been around for awhile was Bella but compared to Alice she looked like a giant. And even though she was a leech, and I should be disgusted just by looking at her, I couldn't deny she was the most beautiful girl in the world.
"Stay back." I warned as she walked closer to Bella and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck raise. Her eyes traveled over to me for half a second, almost like she was sizing me up before she looked back over at Bella. I felt my eyebrows scrunch together slightly. I've never really been dismissed by a leech, and to be ignored by someone as small as her was definitely a hit to my ego, which had started to shrink the day I met Bella.
"Calm down, Jacob Black," Alice ordered. "You don't want to do that so close to her."
"I don't think I'll have any problem keeping my focus." I growled and she rolled her eyes at me before she started talking with Bella again. I probably would've actually had a hard time keeping my focus considering the fact that my stomach kept flipping. I mean I tried to pay attention but I kept getting lost because just looking at her made my brain short circuit.
"I didn't talk to him." Bella said and then all eyes were on me. I shifted on my feet and stared at her feeling like every movement I made was awkward and clumsy. Her mouth was moving but I couldn't focus on what she said. I just focused on her lips, and trust me I know it sounds really creepy but I couldn't stop myself.
"I asked what he said." she said speaking slowly, like there was something wrong with me, and I sneered at her before I told her exactly what Carlisle told me. She said something about it not being Carlisle, that it was Bella's boyfriend McGloomy and Bella gave me a dirty look like I'd actually wanted to talk to him. I've met Cullen like once, and he wasn't even that interesting to talk to which is weird. I mean I figure if you're alive for as long as he's been you'd at least have an interesting story to tell.
"Edward won't call again." Alice said dragging my attention back to the situation at hand. She looked just as panicked as the last leech whose head got ripped off by the Pack. "He's going to Italy."
"NO!" Bella screamed. I have no idea why it was such a big deal that the little emo leech wanted to go on vacation but apparently it was because Bella looked like she was about to start crying. Maybe realizing McGloomy the leech was moving on without her was just to much to handle. I can't say that I won't be stoked if he never comes back. I mean if it wasn't for him I would've never become a werewolf. "Alice we have to go save him. We have to go now!"
"Listen Bella! Whether we are in time or not, we will be in the heart of the Volturi city. I will be considered his accomplice if he is successful. You will be a human who not only knows too much, but also smells to good. There's a very good chance they will eliminate us all - though in your case it won't be punishment so much as dinnertime." Alice said and I felt myself shudder involuntarily. The thought of someone eliminating her and Bella made my stomach churn uneasily. I mean she's so small, how is she supposed to defend herself against anyone? Puppy dog eyeing them to death?
"I'll go find my passport." Bella said running up the stairs, and I let my eyes travel back over to her.
"So what exactly is it you're being eliminated by?" I asked after a minute. I couldn't stop myself from staring at her so the best way to hide that I couldn't look away would probably be to talk to her. But just looking at her made my heart pound so hard I surprised Bella didn't hear it from her room. I mean she's a leech. She's supposed to be disgusting, and vile, and cold. She's not supposed to make me feel... funny.
"Ooooh they sound scary." I teased and she glared at me.
"I'm sure you wouldn't be mocking them if you had to come face to face with them." Alice said. She was giving me a dirty look that made my lips curve up because it was just so cute- not cute, it was funny.
"Maybe. Lucky for me, my brother isn't a suicidal lunatic." I knew it would only make her mad if I said it, but if it wasn't for Edward I wouldn't have had such a crazy life. All because of one guy who couldn't make a decision on whether he wanted someone I've wanted all along or not.
"How would you have reacted if you were the one who heard she killed herself because of something you did?" she asked and I felt the inside of my mouth go dry.
"There is one thing that Caius is deathly afraid of that we have in this very room." Alice said dragging my attention back over to her. She was watching me again, but instead of glaring at me like I expected she was just looking into my eyes as she frowned slightly, sadness creeping onto her expression. "We might be slaughtered Jacob Black, but with you… You might save our lives."
"And what makes you think I care about your lives?" I asked watching her. It wasn't because I didn't care, it was because I wanted to know whether or not she was feeling anything that I was feeling. The freaky little butterflies I got in my stomach when she looked me in the eye, and the way I felt like I was completely ungraceful.
"I know you don't care about my brother but from what Charlie and Bella have told me you love her even though she's put you through things." she said and I closed my eyes for half a second. She didn't have to come right out and say the thing that Bella put me through was me constantly trying to win her love, even though she didn't give me the time of day because she was waiting for someone who had left her and might never come back. Even though Bella could care less about my feelings sometimes, like now for example, I can't just leave her to be killed. And honestly I couldn't do it to Alice Cullen either, because something about her just made me want to agree with anything she was saying.