Chapter 1: Saving B & B**Updated July 2011*

(intro pulled mostly from Eclipse end of chapter 25)


The battle was finally over and Victoria was destroyed with all her newborns. "Edward," I said, my voice nearly inaudible. "Edward, someone got hurt."

I heard the howls of pain and I'd seen the torture in Edward's and Seth's face. "Yes," he whispered.

"Who?" I asked, though of course I already knew the answer. Of course I did. Of course. The trees were slowing around us, as we came to our destination. It took him a long moment to answer me.

"Jacob" was all he said.

I was able to nod once. "Of course," I whispered. And then I slipped off the edge I was clinging to inside my head. Everything went black.

The environment around me changed and I was standing in the middle of a room that looked like the cabin at the camp that I used to go to every summer. I have a secret that I kept from everyone, including the Cullens. I know it's wrong but my father will not allow me to tell them till 'the time is right.' Which has not been here lately, I am worried that the time will never be right. Or when I can finally tell them they will hate me for keeping it from them.

"Hello." I called out looking around for who, or what, had brought me here. The last time I had been here was two years ago the summer right before I met Edward. I didn't go last year because I was with Edward, and he would have asked too many questions if I had to be gone for the whole summer. Which just meant the Percy got to have all the fun of saving all our asses.

"Hello princess," said a voice from behind me. I turned around and my father was standing there. Many people believe that Charlie and Renee are my parents but they are not. They are my adoptive parents but I love them like they are my biological family. They know all about who my parents really are.

"Daddy!" I said running up and giving him a hug. The Greek Gods are not supposed to interfere with their children's lives but I have always been an exception to that rule since I have two god parents, Zeus and Hera. When I am ready I will be come a minor goddess, so far my parents say that I am not yet ready. I'm beginning to believe that I will never be ready. They say that I have to do something first to prove to them that I am ready but I don't know what that something is, and no one will help me figure it out. When I become a minor goddess I will never age again then I will be able to live with Edward forever.

"Isabella, look at you. Growing up so fast before my eyes." He said. "Isabella, we need to talk about something very important and we have very little time before you wake up."

"Okay Daddy, what is it?" I asked worried, he has never been this serious with me before unless it involves someone's life being in danger.

"Isabella, when you wake up there will be another vampire there in the field with the Cullens. You need to make sure nothing happens to her. I don't have time to explain but this could cause a war if you don't succeed, and we all know that a war in the state we are in up here could destroy the Earth." My dad said being serious. I reached up absent mindedly and fiddled with the eagle pendent on my necklace.

"Okay Daddy, I've learned to trust you. I will do anything in my power that I can but you have to realize that I will need to explain to everyone later. Plus I will need you to tell me what's going on, eventually." I told him.

He just smiled at me, "I'm sure that as soon as you saw Bree again you would have recognized her. Careful though cause she is a newborn vampire."

"Bree?" I questioned, I had so many questions but I didn't have enough time to ask, including how, why, when, and what. But my time was up because I could feel myself slipping back into consciousness. "Bye Daddy, I'm going."

"Be safe princess. I am sending you some help for later." He said as his voice started fading out. And my last thought was what help was he sending my way?

"Alice, how long do we have?" Edward demanded, his voice still tense.

From father away, Alice's voice, was too bright and chipper. "Another five minutes. And Bella will open her eyes in exactly thirty-seven seconds. I wouldn't doubt that she can hear us now."

"Bella honey?" This was Esme's soft, comforting voice, "Can you hear me? You're safe now, dear."

Yes, I was safe, but I had to find a way to make sure Bree was safe to now. First I have to finally wake up. Then cool lips were at my ear, and Edward was speaking the words that allowed me to escape from the torture that had me caged inside my own head.

"He's going to be okay Bella. Jacob Black is healing as we speak. He'll be fine." As the pain and some dread eased, I found my way back to my body, and my eyes fluttered open. "Oh Bella," Edward sighed in relief, and his lips touched mine.

"Edward." I whispered. "What happened to Jacob?" I asked staring into the warmth of his gold eyes.

"His life is not in any danger. He was healing at an incredible rate, though his injuries were extensive enough that it will take a few days before he is back to normal, even if the rate of repair holds steady. As soon as we're done here, I will do what I can to help him. Sam is trying to get him to phase back to his human form. That will make treating him easier." Carlisle smiled lightly. "I've never been to veterinarian school."

"How bad are his injuries?" I asked.

Carlisle's face was serious again, "Leah was in trouble and he knocked her out of the way, but he didn't have time to defend himself. The newborn got his arms around him. Most of the bones on the right half of his body were shattered or broke." I flinched. "But Sam and Paul got to him in time. He was already improving when they took him back to La Push.

"Three minutes." Alice said quietly.

I struggled to get vertical. Edward realized what I was doing and helped me to my feet.

I stared at the scene in front of me. There was eight vampires in the clearing. Bree, I thought, what am I going to do.

Edward saw my bewildered expression and misunderstood it, "She surrendered," he told me quietly. "That's one I've never seen before. Only Carlisle would think of offering. Jasper doesn't approve. She refused to fight us to begin with from her thoughts."

I noticed Jasper standing close to Bree, he was running absently at his left forearm. "Is Jasper all right?"

"He's fine. The venom stings."

"He was bitten?" I asked, horrified.

"He was trying to be every where at once. Trying to make sure Alice had nothing to do actually." Edward shook his head. "Alice doesn't need anyone's help."

Alice grimaced toward her true love, "Overprotective fool."

I looked back at Bree, she was sitting down with her arms around her legs. She was the same age as me, so she was very newly turned. She had dark brown hair with a slight curl to it. Her eyes were focused on me, and the irises were a shocking, brilliant red, "Bella?" she questioned clearly shocked, I looked around and saw all the other Cullens just as shocked.

"Hey Bree, you have to get up and come here. Hold your breath. I don't have enough time to explain." I said fast, luckily she understood and started walking at human pace over to me so not to startle me with her speed. Unluckily, Edward and Jasper did not like that idea because Edward pushed me behind him and Jasper grabbed Bree's arm.

"Jasper let her go right this instant!" I screamed and moved around Edward. Thunder started to rumble across the sky. "We don't have much time. The Volturi will be here any moment." When Jasper did not move or release Bree I walked to them.

"Bella, we are outnumbered, don't pick a fight." Bree said actually looking scared.

"Bree, this is my family relax." I said. "Now bend down so I an put my necklace on you." I finished unclasping it off my neck and on to hers in no time. "Father, I pray, please turn Bree invisible from sight and smell till the Volturi leave."

Bree disappeared from our sight, and all the Cullens gasped. "Thank you." Bree said both to me and my father. "Bella I'm going to take your hand, please don't leave me here alone."

"I won't, I swear it." I said taking her invisible hand, which would look strange to an outsider. We walked back to where everyone was standing, confusion and shock on everyone's features. Well father, I'm going to have a lot of explaining to do, I thought. I knew they had questions but they would have to wait till after the Volturi left. Everyone crowded around me with Bree right behind me holding my hand. They had placed calm masks on their face so the Volturi wouldn't know anything was wrong.

I scanned around looking for them but my eyesight was no where near as good as a vampires, at least not yet. I glanced at Edward, and his eyes were locked straight ahead. I tried to follow his gaze, but there was only the smoke-dense, oily smoke twisting low on the ground, rising lazily, undulating against the grass. It crept forward, darker in the middle.

"Welcome Jane," Edward's voice was coolly courteous.

The dark shape came closer, separating themselves from the haze, solidifying. I knew it would be Jane in the front- the darkest cloak, almost black, and the smallest figure by more than two feet. I could barely make out Jane's angelic features in the shade of the scowl. Four gray-shoulder figured hulking behind her were also somewhat familiar. I was sure I recognized the biggest one, and while I started, trying to confirm my suspicion, Felix looked up. He let his hood fall back slightly so that I could see him wink at me and smile.

Jane stared at Carlisle in concentration. "It appears that you've done the work for us today." Jane said smiling. "Just out of professional curiosity, how many were there? They left quite a wake of destruction in Seattle."

"Eighteen." Carlisle answered. Jane looked at the fire in disbelief. "All brand new. They were unskilled."

"All?" her voice turned sharp. "Then who was their creator?"

"Her name was Victoria." Edward answered with no emotion in her voice.

"This Victoria- she was in addiction to the eighteen here?"

"Yes, she had only one other with her. He was not as young but no older than a year." Edward said.

"Twenty." Jane breathed. "Who dealt with the creator?"

"I did." Edward told her.

"Come." Jane said, and I looked up in time to see the back of the tall gray cloaks drifting away towards the curling smoke. The incense smell was almost gone out of the air. The gray cloaks disappeared into the think mist.