A/N: SORRY! I know it's been a while! Life's been pretty busy so I apologize that this took so long to get out! As always, thanks to Emma Lee Rose!


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"No, that's-" I was cut off again but this time it was from her lips crashing against mine. I sighed into the kiss and she smiled against my lips. When we broke apart for air, she trailed her lips down my throat. I swallowed and let my eyes shut as I wrapped my hand in her hair. I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to wrap my hand in a girl's short hair. A girl like Alice. Wait, what? I shook my head and groaned at that thought. Ren misinterpreted my groan for pleasure and smiled into my neck. She gave a chaste kiss to the right side of my neck, right below my jaw before biting my skin, not so softly. I felt my eyes roll in the back of my head and I obviously lost control of my brain because what I said next scared the living shit out of me.

"Alice," I moaned. My eyes snapped open at about the same time that Ren froze.


Chapter 7

Alice's POV

My family went straight home after meeting with Bella and her girlfriend. The second we were all back in the house, Edward starting going off on one of his tangents.

"She basically stated that she's a threat. I'm not about to risk our family being exposed," he growled. I stopped walking and glared at him, feeling a snarl rip through my throat.

"Edward, if you so much as plan to touch her I-" I stopped myself. What the hell was that? Why was I defending Bella? I didn't care what happened to her. Edward looked at me, completely confused. He opened his mouth and I knew he was about to ask a very similar question to the ones going through my head that I had no answer to so I ran up the stairs to my room, and slammed the door shut. I collapsed on my bed and closed my eyes, pinching the bridge of my nose.

Although the other beds in this house were used… differently, I liked the soft surface. Oddly, it felt comforting to me to lie on the soft sheets. I liked the smell of freshly washed bedding. My siblings found it amusing but I didn't really care.

There was a soft knock at my door and I instantly knew that it was my mother, Esme. I sighed and looked towards the door.

"Come in," I whispered. My mother peeked her head through the door, smiled softly when she saw me, and walked in, shutting the door quietly behind her. She walked over to my bed and sat on the edge of it before gently running her hand through my hair.

"Are you alright, honey?" She asked me quietly. I shrugged. I didn't know the answer to that question. She smiled sympathetically and was quiet for a moment before she spoke again. "They won't really hurt her. You know your brother. He's just trying to protect us." I sighed and nodded. Neither one of us talked for about five minutes. My mom looked around the room while my mind was going a million miles a minute. I snapped out of it when my mom took my hand in between hers to get my attention. I looked up at her. "You know you can talk to me about anything, right?" She asked me. I was about to tell her "of course" but I stopped. I thought for a moment, wondering if I should actually tell her what I was thinking right now. She has always been there for me. I didn't remember my human life but I think even if I did, I would still consider her my mother. I took a deep breath and went for it.

"I'm confused," I told her. Her lips twitched but she waited for me to go on. "I just… I don't know. She confuses me." Esme let me continue. "I means she's so… infuriating. Whenever I try to have a serious conversation she makes a joke out of it. And whenever I try to get answers, she just gives me more questions. And that stupid smirk. And wink. And…" I trailed off, groaning as I sat up and leaned into my mom. She wrapped her arms around my shoulders and pulled me into an embrace.

"Shh," she murmured, stroking my hair. We were both sitting quietly for a few minutes before she spoke up again. "Alice, don't take this the wrong way or be upset with me but… I've seen the way you look at Bella. I've seen how you act around her and the way you talk about her. Do you think… have you considered that Bella might be… your mate?"

I immediately pulled away from my mom and looked up at her sincere eyes. Bella? My mate?


Bella's POV

Ren slowly pulled away from my neck and her eyes met mine. Shit. She is pissed. I swallowed nervously.

"Ren," I started, slowly, prepared to apologize. She raised an eyebrow.

"Oh so you do know my name," she practically growled. "Would you like to explain to me why you moaned the wrong one then?" This made me angry. Who was she to be upset about this when I just had to endure more than an hour of watching her flirt with Jacob?!

"You're honestly mad right now?" I argued, raising my voice. She took a step backwards as I took one forwards, away from the counter. "I had to sit through a whole dinner of watching you and Jake blatantly flirt. I had to sit through more flirting the whole ride home! I mean for god's sake, why don't you just go jump in bed with him?!" I yelled. I watched her clench her jaw as I spoke. Her soft chocolate brown eyes turned to a darker brown.

"Well everything's about you, isn't it Bella?!" She yelled back at me "The world revolves around you! Excuse me for not bowing down and worshiping every freaking word that comes out of your mouth!" After she finished yelling she shoved her hands into my chest, causing me to step backwards as she stormed out of the house, leaving the door wide open. I felt my entire body tensing as my anger rose. I couldn't stop myself from grabbing the dirty glass, next to the sink, and hurling it at the front door, watching it smash into dozens of pieces. I stalked outside towards Ren. I saw her walking in the direction of the woods and I ran up to her, grabbing her wrist to make her stop.

"Don't walk away from me!" I yelled. She spun around and looked at me with dark, angry eyes. She tried to get her wrist free but I didn't let go.

"Give me one reason why I shouldn't!" She yelled back. She gave up on getting her wrist free and shoved herself into me again. I held my ground and instead of falling back, I pushed her up against the closest tree, leaning into her face. We both glared at each other for a few minutes, not daring to say a word. My eyes dropped down to Ren's lips and I couldn't help but lick my bottom lip. Ren noticed as her eyes dropped and met mine a few seconds later. I leaned towards her a few inches and she raised an eyebrow, a look of confusion spreading over her face before I pressed my lips against hers again. She didn't respond at first so I pushed myself up against her, effectively trapping her between me and the tree. I had to show her that my slip up before meant nothing. Ren shook her head, forcing me to stop kissing her. I sighed and looked up, confused.

"I-I can't," she stuttered, her eyebrows furrowed.

"Yes, you can," I muttered before leaning down and trailing kisses across her collarbone. I felt her sigh. "You love me," I stated. With that, I expected her either agree with me or kiss me back but what I got was silence. Worried, I pulled away and looked into Ren's soft brown eyes.

"I-I don't know anymore," she whispered.

"What do you mean you don't know anymore?" I asked, trying to keep my voice from showing the anger and confusion that was flowing through me. I took a step back from Ren and her eyes softened even more.

"Maybe," she started and took a deep breath before continuing. "Maybe it wasn't a coincidence that you called out her name, Bella."

What did she mean by that? I do not have feelings for Alice. Other than the usual hatred I have for what she is. I took a few steps backwards again. With each step, Ren's eyes softened to almost pity. I spun around and walked in the direction of the house.

"Bella!" Ren called out. I could hear her following me. I stopped walking and stood still, facing away from her. I felt her come up behind me. She stopped walking but didn't dare touch me. "I still love you. I just… not in the same way."

"Because of Jake?" I accused. I heard her sigh loudly.

"Don't act like you love me the same way either! I can see you don't. Last time I checked, you were the one thinking of someone else during that kiss." I spun around and glared at her.

"And I'm sorry for that-" Ren cut me off.

"I don't want an apology Bella!" She yelled. I was starting to get mad again.

"Well what do you want then?!" I yelled back.

"For you to open up your eyes!" She shouted. "Maybe we're not supposed to be together!"

"That annoying spiky haired girl? Not my type," I stated, glaring at Ren. Ren closed the gap between us and pointed out her index finger, poking my chest, accusingly.

"So you're going to stand there, look me in the eyes, and tell me that you have zero interest in her?"

"I. Have. Zero. Interest. In. Her," I stated, emphasizing every word.

"How can you do that?" Ren asked, her voice breaking.

"Do wha-" She cut me off again.

"After everything we've been through. How can you stand there and lie to my face?"

"I didn't-"

"Stop it!" She yelled, throwing her hands up in the air like she's given up. "I've seen the way you look at her and the way she got jealous when I was I told her I was your girlfriend at dinner and when we drove away from school this afternoon! She obviously has feelings for you! I like to think I know you enough to see that you somehow share those-" This time I cut her off.

"Oh! So you and Jake have nothing to do with this?!" I yelled, trying to change the subject back to her. I really didn't like where she was going. I could never and would never have feelings for a damn bloodsucker.

"Jake-" She stopped herself. "Stop changing the subject!"

Ren and I were so immersed in our argument that we both missed the headlights of Charlie's cruiser as he pulled up in the driveway. We missed the slamming of the door as he got out of the car. We only realized he was there when he spoke.

"Hey, hey, hey!" He shouted with authority, going into police mode. "What's going on here?" He asked, while stepping in between Ren and I, forcing us to stop our fighting. Neither one of us answered his question as he glanced around between the two of us.

"What's going on? Who are you? And what the hell is that death trap doing on my driveway?"

I guess Charlie doesn't like motorcycles.


A/N: Hope you liked it! What do you think? Is Bella Alice's mate? Do Bella and Ren belong together? Please review!

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