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Chapter 7

Rose

"So you punched a werewolf huh?" Jasper asked the next day.

"Yep," I said.

"That's my tough girl," Emmett said, wrapping his arm around me.

I was surprised by his statement. Just before he wanted to slam Seth up against the wall and beat the living crap out of him. But I guess now he seemed to like the fact that I punched someone out. At least I'm not a pathetic little human.

I looked over at Bella who was sitting next to Esme on the little island in the kitchen as she raised her eyebrow at the scene and continued to mind her business as usual. I decided that whatever this rift is going on between me and her, I'm not going to dwell on it. It's not even a big deal in my opinion.

"You never know when we might need her and that swing for the newborn battle," Jasper said.

"What newborn battle?" I asked.

"Jasper, Alice and I were hunting last night while you were at the hospital," Carlisle said, giving Emmett a pointed look. I assumed he knew what happened last night since Emmett looked away for a minute. "It turned out we picked up another vampire scent."

"You don't think that she's going to fight do you?" Bella asked.

"No we'll never put her in harm," Carlisle assured.

"Really? Sure you say that now," she mumbled before she got up and left the room.

I couldn't help but wonder what changed Bella all of a sudden. I thought she would make some snide remark like she always does. Maybe she does have a heart after all. Not literally; well you know what I mean.

"Why would I want to fight? I may have punched someone but that doesn't I'm going to fight against newborns," I said defensively. "But I do want to help."

"We know you do and that's why no matter what we help each other. We're family," Carlisle said.

I gave him a small smile as everyone got back to talking about what to do when the newborns come. That is if they do.

"You sure you're okay?"

"What? Sorry Vera I got a lot on my mind," I replied.

"Yeah, I get that. Can you believe that we're graduating?" she said excitedly.

"Yeah I can't believe it either," I said.

Believe me when I say I'm excited about graduation. But with this new threat arising, I didn't know whether or not I should be thrilled. Even Vera could detect it whether we're on the phone or video chatting and tonight was definitely a video chat night.

"You don't sound so thrilled," she said.

"Sorry, I don't it's just complicated right now," I said.

"Are things with you and Emmett okay? I know you guys had a rough patch the past months but I thought you guys would be okay," she said.

"We are it's just a bit complicated," I replied. Yeah, try explaining newborns vamps to my friend over here.

"Well I'm sure you guys will be okay. Are you sure you can't convince him to come to Phoenix?"

"Trust me I've tried; but his hatred towards the heat," I lied.

"Oh well, guess it'll be us girls when you come," she said excitedly.

"I can't wait it's been far too long," I said, dramatically.

"Yeah, yeah shoot I got to go. I have my last final of high school ever early," she said, rolling her eyes.

"I'm done with my finals," I said with a smirk.

"Ugh you suck."

"Love you too," I said.

"Yeah, yeah just let me know what time you flight is when you come in," she said.

"Don't worry I will," I said.

After that, the web cam shut off and I turned off my laptop. I set it aside on my nightstand and lied back on my bed. I stared up at the ceiling before I started to fall asleep.

It felt weird not going to school the next day. I had my last final a few days ago before I decided to break my hand by punching a wolf in the face. Mom was at work doing a double since she took my graduation day off and Dad went to a meeting but he'll be home early tonight.

I was on my laptop just browsing the web and checking emails when I heard a knock on my door. I put my computer down and went to answer it. When I got to the door however; I wasn't particularly too thrilled as to who was at my door.

"What do you want?" I asked Seth.

"Just wanted to see how you were doing," he said sheepishly.

"You kind of did that at the hospital, oh wait was that before or after you got into a fight with Emmett?" I sneered.

"Come on Rosieā€¦"

"Don't Rosie me," I snapped. "Why did it take you so long to even come here in the first place?"

He sighed before he sat down on the steps. I looked down at him warily as he patted the spot next to him; indicating I should sit next to him. I was hesitant at first but against my judgment, if you even call it I sat next to him.

"Look I'm sorry that I kissed you the other day and well everything after that," he said.

"No worries," I mumbled.

"What I still don't get is why would you rather go back to that bloodsucker after what he put you through in the past months?"

"I don't know," I replied. "I still love him. I wish that I could be with him forever."

"I see," he said, staring at the ground. "Is he even coming to graduation?"

"You know the answer to that," I said, a bit harshly.

He continued to stare down at the ground in silence. I couldn't help but take a good look at him. He really did grow up since the first day I met him. It's hard to imagine that I saw him as a young scrawny guy and now he has muscles and was taller than me. Sometimes I do wonder if I even made the right decision to do the things that have happened.

"Heard you're getting out of town," he said, breaking the silence but still looking at the ground.

"Um yeah it's for my best friend's graduation," I said.

"Vera, right?"

"Yep I'm surprised you remembered," I said.

"How could I forget? You talked about her a lot," he said, looking up at me with a half grin on his face. "I know you miss her since you moved."

"Yeah but I'm glad we're going to see each other."

Before anything else was said, a car pulled up in front of my house. I recognized that it was Emmett's jeep. He got out of the car and hurried over.

"You can relax Emmett we were just talking and don't you even dare start anything," I said.

"I'm not worried about that; well I am a little but that's not important right now," he said.

"What happened?"

"It's the newborns, supposedly there building an army," Emmett said.

A/n: And that's how you end with a cliffy.

Okay I know it's been super long since I've updated. You have no idea how bad I feel about that. I know I probably lost most of you guys. All I can say is a lot has happened and I've just found my mojo to write again.

I'm not sure when I'll update again. I'm trying to work on other stories and not to mention a few new stories are coming soon. I do want to finish up what I can before I start any new ones. But knowing me it's going to happen eventually.

So review and what not. I do thank you guys so much for being on this journey this far. I hope you guys stick around as I try my best to update. Your support and patience means a lot.

Until next time,
Spike