In this story Jacob has already phased when Bella get's taken to the hospital after the studio fight.

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I have also used some extracts from Twilight that were necessary for the story which I don't own.

Chapter One

I could feel the heat on my back as I ran as fast as I could to the ballet studio. My heart was beating wildly in my chest, my breathing heavy. But it didn't matter about me all that mattered was that I saved my mother from the tracker. I didn't know what I would do if he killed her. I couldn't even think about it.

My feet pounded on the pavement. The studio was in sight. I wiped the sweat from my forehead as my chest started to burn. I was almost there. Almost...

I burst through the doors; they were open like the tracker had said. I took a few seconds to calm my breathing. I was here he would be able to hear me so my mother was safe for now.

I walked through another set of doors into a bigger room- the dance room. I could hear my mother's panicked voice, "Bella? Bella?" Her voice was hysterical. I felt panic rise through my body.

"Mom!" I shouted into the silence. I ran into the room and halted in my tracks. There exactly opposite me was a TV and VCR.

"Bella, you scared me! Don't you ever do that to me again!"

My eyes focused confused on the screen in front of me where Renee was hugging me tightly. I remembered that day we had gone to visit my Nan in California. We went to the beach that was a few minutes from my Nan's house. I was only 7 and being adventurous while being accident prone wasn't a good combination. There was a big hole near some water and I walked over to it to see what was inside. I leaned forward slightly only to lose my balance. Renee had rescued me before I had fallen in.

I heard his laugh before I saw him. I whipped around to see him. He was staying in the doorway, his blonde hair back in a low ponytail.

He smiled, walking towards me.

"Sorry about that Bella but its better this way isn't it? This way your mother isn't involved."

My heart filled with relief. I was almost light headed from the feeling. She was safe.

I nodded my head.

He tilted his to the side. "You don't seem angry that I tricked you."

"I'm not," I responded. The temporary relief had made me brave.

His black eyes studied my face intensely. "How odd you really mean it."

I shrugged. It didn't matter anymore. Renee was safe and so was Charlie. They would never be exposed to the terrifying world of the vampires.

The room flitted before my eyes. I looked around confused until I saw James crouched in a hunters pose. His teeth were bared and I shrunk back as he launched towards me. It was that moment that I did something stupid. I tried to run towards the exit. I knew I wouldn't get very far but I had to try. His body knocked into my side and I carried on running.

I halted as he stopped in front of me. For a second all I could see was James mouth, a sick twisted smile playing on his lips.

Then I was flying back. I head whipped forward as glass shattered underneath my back. I let out a scream as the shards lodged themselves into my skin. I hardly dared breathe as I watched him walk towards me. I tried to sit up, using my arms to support my torso. I winced from a sharp pain in my back. He smiled down at me before stepping down on my leg. I let out a piercing scream of agony. My whole body shook with the pure agony. I clutched my leg with my hands.

I wanted it to end. The pain was too much.

I could smell the sickening smell of rust and salt. I reached around to my back, trying to ignore the pain and felt a liquid drop onto my fingers. I bought it back. With vague fascination I watched how my blood glowed slightly underneath the lights. I lifted my eyes to meet his. They were pure black with thirst and trained on my blood. He sniffed.

I smiled slightly, letting my eyes droop. He wouldn't be able to hold out much longer. The scene before my eyes was fading. I could feel a faint pain at my neck and could hear commotion all around me but I was separate from it.

"Bella! Oh my god Bella!" I felt a coolness touch my hand, my forehead my cheek.

"Bella please Bella," the voice was sobbing. The sound touched my heart, making it break.

'Sshh,' I wanted to tell the angel, 'It's alright.'

"Bella, Bella," the voice said again only he sounded different now. He sounded desperate but sobs were no longer there.

I moved my head, the voice getting louder.

"Bella, Bella! Come on Bella it's just a dream."

My eyes opened slowly, taking in the big blobs around me. I could hear an annoying beep coming from nearby. My eyelids dropped again. I couldn't feel the pain anymore but I knew it was still there.

I felt cool hands in my own hand and on my cheek.

"Edward," I whispered my lips barely able to move.

"I'm here Bella. You're alright. You're safe."

"James," I whispered. I felt his cool lips against my forehead.

"Is gone. Alice and Emmett dealt with him."

I opened my eyes wider, the fuzziness was disappearing. The shapes of objects becoming more defined as I blinked.

I opened my eyes and looked into his worried black ones. Carefully I manoeuvred my hand and brushed the dark circles underneath his eyes. "You need to hunt."

He shook his head. "I'm not leaving you until I know you're ok."

"I'm sorry," I said quietly, looking down at my bruised body. My leg was in a white cast, while wires covered my arms, hooking me to the beeping machines.

"You have nothing to be sorry for Bella," Edward said fiercely.

He was wrong. I had everything to be sorry for. I was sorry I went to meet James and I was sorry that I had recurring nightmares that kept Edward by my side everyday and every night. I just couldn't shake them. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't escape from the ballet studio. Edward said it was normal since it had only been a few days since it happened but it didn't make me feel any better.

I sighed and relaxed against the pillows.

"You can't wait forever Edward," I said bringing back the argument that had been spiralling for the past day.

"I'm not going Bella."

And a selfish part of me didn't want him to go- ever. I wanted to be with him forever if only he would have let the change happen when James bit me then I would be like him right now. But he refused to change me and it was something that constantly frustrated me. I could see the self loathing in his eyes when he looked at my injuries and if I was a vampire I would never get hurt again. I would be strong like Edward, like the rest of the Cullens.

"Bella." I heard the sigh of relief and my eyes settled on Renee who was standing in the doorway.

I smiled weakly, trying to crush the guilt I felt at the sight of her. It was only downside to becoming a vampire. I would have to leave everyone I loved and would never be able to see them again. But it was a price I was willing to pay if it meant eternity with Edward.

She rushed to my side, pushing my hair back from my face.

"I was so worried!"

I noticed Edward slip out of the room and frowned.

"What's wrong?" Renee asked, her hands wavering over my arm.

"Nothing," I sighed.

She looked around. "He's finally gone."

I looked at her curiously.

"He never left your side," she explained. She frowned for a second. "He's very serious Bella. If I didn't know any better I would say he loved you."

I smiled. "I would say that too."

She eyed me carefully, "And what about you? Do you love him as well?"

I nodded. She sighed and sat down in the chair beside my bed.

"Mom, it's ok," I said taking her hand. "What me and Edward have it's... real."

She smiled slightly, "I know honey, I just want you to be careful."

"Edward's not going anywhere Mom, not without me," I said, trying to keep my voice neutral. I knew what she and Charlie thought of Edward since they both think he is the reason why I'm in the hospital anyway. I hate lying to them, but I knew I could never tell them the truth.

She patted my hand.

"Where's Charlie?" I asked, changing the subject.

"He's gone to the police station to sort a few things out. He'll be back soon," she responded. She looked at the clock.

"I need to leave soon," she murmured. "Are you sure you don't want to come to Jacksonville Bella? You really will like it there-"

"Mom, I'm sure," I replied.

She nodded and dropped the subject which I was glad for. I would never leave Edward no matter how great a place Jacksonville was. Instead she spent the next half an hour talking about Phil's chances of getting signed to play baseball for a team in Jacksonville.

The door opened, stopping Renee in the middle of the sentence she was in.

"Sorry," the boy apologised.

"Jacob?" I asked in disbelief. He smiled his easy smile and I felt a familiar warmth settle through me. Something I had always associated with him.

"Hey Bells."

Renee looked between the two of us.

"I didn't mean to interrupt. I can come back later-"

Renee waved her hand, cutting him off.

"Don't worry about it. I've got to go now anyway."

She looked down at me.

"I'll miss you Bells," she said, hugging me tightly.

"I'll miss you too," I replied hugging her back just as tightly.

She pulled away and walked to the door, turning back to wave before leaving completely.

Jacob stepped into the room and I noticed that someone was standing behind him. Jacob noticed my gaze.

"That's Paul. Don't worry, he won't say anything."

I just nodded wondering what he meant; did he tell him not to talk or something?

He walked into the room and sat down in the chair Renee had just been occupying.

That's when I noticed him properly.

"Wow Jake you've gotten... buff. And you cut your hair?"

He nodded while the guy that was with him snorted.

I turned my gaze on him and glared slightly. He stared back at me, never taking his eyes off me.

He looked angry, really angry, so angry in fact that he was shaking.

"Erm Jacob is he alright?" I asked nodding towards his friend.

Jacob didn't even bother glancing at his friend.

"Paul, go. I'll meet you outside when I'm done here."

Paul left the room immediately. I raised my eyebrows slightly at Jacob. Since when did he order people around?

He shrugged.

"How are you feeling?" he asked.

I grimaced, "Better than before."

"What happened?"

"Didn't Charlie tell you?" I asked, slightly confused. I was sure that Charlie would have told Billy, those two gossiped like old women.

"Yeah but he didn't go into a lot of detail. I wanted to hear the whole gruesome story from you."

I rolled my eyes. "I fell down the stairs and crashed into a window. There's nothing else to tell."

Jacob stared into my face. I shifted feeling uncomfortable underneath his gaze that at that specific moment felt as intense as his fathers.

He nodded and looked away releasing me from his intense stare. I smiled slightly.

"So has anything happened down the rez lately?" I asked.

Jacob smiled and rolled his eyes.

"Quil got punched by a senior for hitting on his girlfriend."

I laughed.

My laughter was abruptly stopped by Edward's appearance.

"What are you doing here?" he hissed, his body rigid, his eyes as hard as coal.

"Visiting Bella," Jacob replied, standing up abruptly, his hands clenched into fists.

"You need to leave," Edward said through clenched teeth.

"I'll leave when Bella wants me to leave," Jacob replied, his arms shaking slightly.

Edward's eyes narrowed. "You'll leave now or I'll make you mutt."

I reached out and touched Jacob's arm. His head snapped to my direction.

"Bye Bella."

I frowned as he walked towards the door. Edward stepped out of the way as he passed.


Jacob turned his head slightly.

"You'll come visit me again won't you?"

Jacob glanced at Edward before smiling tightly at me. "Sure Bells."

He walked off as Edward stormed inside.

"I want you to stay away from him Bella," Edward said as he took my hand, holding it a bit too tightly. I winced slightly but he didn't notice.

"He's my friend Edward."

His eyes snapped to mine.

"He's dangerous."

"It's Jacob, Edward. He's not going to do anything."

But Edward wouldn't listen nor would he answer the questions I had.