Answer to a question:

Charlie is not Bella's father Charlie and Renee are her great, great, great aunt and uncle.

Chapter 4: Bloodlust

His blood. I wanted it. I needed it.

I was going to have it.

Every muscle in my body was tense ready to spring.

There was no more Bella, only the raging monster sitting in her place.

Then the most insightful thing happened.

Edward.

He was the one, who taught me how to live.

That there is no such thing as monsters just people who make mistakes

Even though he didn't believe in himself I did.

Courage.

That's all it was going to take, because I was stronger than this. I don't need blood; I don't need the hunt itself.

I need Edward, my savior.

I looked at our intertwined fingers. And I felt something I haven't felt for a long time.

Hope.

Edward gave me hope. The whole Cullen Family gave me hope.

I could only think of their faces.

Alice, my best friend.

Emmett, my big goof ball.

Jasper, my, in a sense brother.

Esme, my second mother, in place of the one I never got to know, the one that died for me.

Rosalie, the older sister, to look up to.

Edward, my rock, my savior.

Carlisle, the man who started it all. The man who I will be internally grateful for. He gave me Edward. He is my father, in place of the one who isn't here, who never was.

I gripped Edward's hand a little harder, not too hard though. He shot me a favorite crooked smile, and for once, I knew everything would work out.

Breathe in. Edward. Breathe out. Alice. Breathe in. Emmett. Breathe out. Esme. Breathe in. Carlisle. Breathe out. Jasper. Breathe in. Rosalie. I chanted this in my head for the full hour, never losing my grip on what I had right in front of me.

Edward.

"Okay class, next lesson, I need to go to the hospital for a doctor's appointment so, adios." Mr. Banner said.

He left the room, and I took a bigger breath then I was letting myself earlier.

Then it hit me

Gym. I groaned.

Edward walked me over like he always did before he left. I mentally cringed.

He gave me a too chaste kiss on the lips… but something was better than nothing.

I watched him walk away, and when he was out of sight I sighed and entered the gymnasium.

I walked into the girl's locker room and changed into the offending shirt and shorts, something was different though instead of giving us straight instruction Coach Clapp told us to sit on the indoor bleachers. I sat at the very top behind Angela, Jessica, and Lauren. Ugh. Lauren, I hated her with a passion.

Now I knew why he sat us down. Volleyball season was over. He was instructing us the rules of Basketball. Have I mentioned my hatred of sports?

Pretty sure I did.

I zoned out, knowing I wasn't going to interpret anything he was going to say.

Instead I did the stupidest thing ever. I was listening to Lauren and Jessica's gossip.

"I don't even understand she's so plain. What does Edward see in her?" Jessica said

"I know right. She's such a gold digger. She's just giving them a run for their money. I mean like, after 6 months no call, no text, nothing why else would she go back to him." Lauren sneered

By this time I was clenching and unclenching my fist over, and over again.

"Cough. Bella. Cough. Whore." Lauren smirked

Oh that's it!

I stood up Coach Clapp's eyes flashed in my direction but didn't stop his lecture.

I grabbed Lauren's hair and pushed her down.

"What the hell, Swan."She screeched

"Oh, I'm the whore Lauren? Really? Because I think the whole football team could tell me a different story!" I spat angrily.

"You-You Bitch!" she said, by this time everyone's eyes were on us.

She grabbed my hair and pulled me forward. I tripped her feet and we come tumbling down the steps.

She kicks and punches, it only makes me angrier.

We finally reached the bottom step, and I pinned her down. I pulled my fist back and punched forward hearing the faint crunch of her nose breaking under it.

Blood starts to trickle down from it, but I'm not affected from it. I want her to feel pain.

I punched again, giving her the bluest black eye I've ever seen.

I was ready to punch again then two strong pair of arms was pulling me back. I wasn't aware of the gymnasium doors being opened. It was actually two sets of arms

I growled and looked behind me. It was Emmett and Alice.

Traitors.

Lauren was being restricted by Coach Clapp.

After 15 minutes, we calmed down. Emmett and Alice let me go, and vise versa with Lauren and Coach Clapp.

"Swan. Mallory. Principal's office right now!" Coach Clapp barked. I think he needs stress reliever pills.

Emmett took Lauren and I, to the office. Alice probably saw us getting into another fight.

I was still fuming on the inside. I needed to calm down. I looked down, and saw my gym shirt was ripped revealing my stomach, stopping after my belly button, thank God.

I looked at Emmett's face he had the biggest smile on it ever.

"Emmett, what the hell are you smiling at?" I huffed still miffed.

"Little sis. I'm so proud of you! You took on Lauren Mallory. Also without a scratch on you- except for your half gone shirt!" he chuckled at the last part.

"My little girl's all grown up." He sniffled and pretended to wipe a fake tear off the corner of his eye.

"You're so corny, big bro!" I laughed at his shenanigans.

I took a peek at Lauren; she was holding her bloody nose. It gave me secret satisfaction. Well, it wasn't so secret till I had a full blown grin plastered on my face.

Then I realized we were passing Edward's class. His teacher had the blind's open so you could see through the window into the hallway… that we were walking in.

Shit.

Well, it's not like he didn't hear anything, or is listening on every class I don't have with him. So I won't be taking him by surprise.

I walked past, and looked into the window, and regretted it as soon as I did it. Everyone's heads were in our direction.

I looked directly at Edward. He wasn't looking at me he was glaring at Lauren. Then his gold eye's flashed to mine.

He smiled small, and then flashed me a look that said, 'you are in so much trouble when we get home'.

His eyes flashed down to my ripped shirt, his eyes turned black quickly.

I smirked

Emmett noticed the change in his eye color and started laughing. I notice Edward's small smile turn into the same proud smile Emmett wore earlier. I'm guessing that he was replaying what happened in gym, or what he saw of it.

We reached the office. Miss Cope took in our attire. She shot a disapproving look at Lauren, but what shocked me the most she gave me a genuine smile. I raised an eyebrow.

"It's nice to know that someone is standing up to one of the school's bullies." She whispered to me, and then put a finger to her lips.

Emmett's proud smile took, once again, a place on his face.

I sat in one of the principal's guest chairs.

The nurse came in.

"Principal Brown, I've called Doctor Cullen, it appears Miss Mallory's nose is broken." She gave me a wink and left the room. It was only Lauren, Mr. Brown and I.

"How did this start?"He stated.

"Well, I-"

"And then she-"

"Crazy son of a-''

"Silence! One at a time, please. Miss Swan may go first."

I gulped.

"We were in gym, and Coach Clapp was instructing us the protocol for basketball. Then I overheard Lauren speaking nasty rumors about the Cullen kids and myself. I let my anger get the best of me when she called me a whore. I'm sorry I couldn't listen to her say untrue things about me and my family."

Lauren scoffed at the word family. If Mr. Brown wasn't in the room, I would be all for punching Lauren in the face right now.

"Miss Mallory. We do not tolerate any rumors being spread about anyone, whether they are true or not, I'm sorry but for your behavior I'm going to have to sentence you to 1 week of suspension. Your homework assignments will be E-mailed to you or Mrs. Mallory."

"But she broke my nose!" Lauren screeched

"Well, if you didn't want a broken nose, you shouldn't start rumors." Brown said.

Carlisle walked in. "Hello Bella."

"Hey." I said shyly.

He walked over to Lauren and probed her nose, I noticed when she winced and smiled.

"Well, Nurse Helen wasn't exaggerating when she said Bella Swan broke your nose." He chuckled.

He held an ice pack to it.

"Miss Mallory, your mother is in the front you may go now; she already has your stuff." Principal Brown said.

She stomped out. I smiled and took a deep breath.

"Mr. Cullen, I understand you know Miss Swan well."

"Yes. I treat her like my own daughter."

"Well, I don't really want to bother the chief of police so Miss Swan is not going to be given any punishment for what she did." Brown gave me a wink.

Did everyone feel proud of me because I beat the shit out of Lauren Mallory?

Carlisle chuckled."Of course!" He winked

I breathed a sigh of relief.

"Do you mind taking Isabella home?"

"Actually, I brought my own car." I said.

"Oh, right. Well I understand Edward Cullen has Spanish right now."

"Yes?" I said confused

"Well, you have to sit in on the class with him until school is out."

"Okay." I said lamely.

Coach Clapp walked in and handed me my clothes.

I blushed and thanked him, before he jogged out back to his class.

I got dressed and headed to Spanish. Mrs. Goff was already told about the necessary-ness to be there.

I walked in and felt every pair of eyes on me. Great!

The only seat was next to Edward in the back.

As soon as sat down a note was shoved at me.

(Italics Edward. Bold Bella. )

What the hell happened?

I'm pretty sure you heard all of it…

Bella, what up with you. Is something wrong? You're usually not the one for public violence.

Yeah. Well, I didn't like what she said.

I didn't either.

I was just defending myself. Hey, want to know a secret?

What?

I love you.

He looked into my eyes.

"I love you too. Mind, body and soul. Forever."He said with enthusiasm.

Brringggggg

Leave it to the bell to ruin the moment!

Edward walked me to my car, gave me a kiss and told me to come over in an hour.

"Okay."

"I love you, Bella"

"I love you, too."

I decided to tell the family what was tonight. But the question was

How?

And with that thought I drove off into the sunset.

Going 110 MPH, even though Edward told me not to.

I know the ending to this chapter was cheesy.

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