A/N- Hi everyone I'm really excited to be posting this story. I've been fiddling around with this idea for awhile and finally gathered up the courage to post it on here. This is my first Fan Fiction and any constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated but please don't be overly rude. I'm not sure if this is good enough to post the next chapter so please review and let me know if your interested on reading more. When I let my friend read this she was concerned about it turning into Bella/OC pairing but I promise you this is Bella/Jacob all of the way.
Finally after eight long months I found myself exactly where I wanted to be. The journey to get here was hard and long fought. I still find it hard to believe that just a few months ago I was a walking zombie barely making it from one day to the next. Those months were the darkest time in my life. Which was saying a lot seeing as how I was stalked and bitten by a psychotic vampire.
My whole life I've always been shy. Always choosing to avoid confrontation or the spotlight whenever possible. Even with my introverted personality I prided myself on my independent nature. I started taking care of myself and my childlike mother at a very young age. I never needed anyone else to make me happy until I met him. Looking back I still can't recognize the needy co-dependent person I turned into when he walked into my life. When Edward (I was now able to say his name without experiencing the gut wrenching pain of my heart being torn in two) left it was as if I stopped existing. He took my entire life and reason for living with him.
I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep. I was lucky I remembered to breathe. Though if I'm being honest I had wished I wasn't. Not breathing meant no pain. Only my promise to Edward not to hurt myself stopped me from going down that one way road.
I mentally shook myself from my dark thoughts. Now was not the time for him and the husk of a person he left behind. Now was the time for peace, light, sun, and all things Jacob.
Jacob Black who currently had me encircled in his arms, my back pressed against my kitchen counter. He took a step closer pressing his body against mine. Heat. There was so much heat I felt as if my body would self combust at any moment. Invisible flames danced and licked their way over my skin. Up my arms and down my chest. My nipples hardened as the flames grazed over my sensitive flesh. The flames traveled south dancing down my stomach to settle in a pool between my legs. My breath hitched as my eyes closed overwhelmed by the sensations crashing over me.
I'm not sure how long we stood there bodies flush against one another. Jacob pushed forward pressing the massive bulge in his pants against my core as I fought to suppress a moan. Nothing had ever felt this good. I opened my eyes to find Jacob's lips inches from my own. I could feel his warm breath mingling with mine as my tongue darted out to trace my bottom lip.
"Bells." He rasped bringing his head down closing the distance between us.
His husky voice igniting the flames in between my legs. This is what I wanted. This is what I needed. I can't believe how blind I had been. How could I not see that Jacob was everything I needed and more. Did I deserve him? Hell no. Would I work everyday to be worthy of him and his love? Definitely.
I closed my eyes and waited for his lips to press against mine.
Thirty seconds ticked by and still nothing. I opened my eyes and saw the last thing I would imagine on Jacob's face...anger. The intensity of his look evaporated the lust filled fog from my mind. I felt him trembling, fighting to contain the wolf.
"Jake?" I could hear the hurt in my voice. What did I do wrong? How did I manage to ruin this?
"Don't. Move. Bella." he hissed through clenched teeth.
Suddenly, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up as a chill raced down my spine. I knew that feeling, but I hadn't felt it in months. I hadn't felt it since...they left.
Dread clawed my stomach replacing the butterflies Jacob caused moments before. Once again the shadows crushing the light. No. No, this wasn't happening, not now. Not when everything was so right.
"What is it Jake?" I managed.
I reached out and squeezed his trembling waist praying I was wrong.
"Cullens." he spat.
"Who?" I asked my voice barely a whisper. If it wasn't for his wolf hearing I doubt he would have heard me.
"I can't tell."
A sob tore from my chest as my knees buckled. Jacob's arms surrounded me stopping me from collapsing on the floor. That was Jacob, my safety net. I knew he would always be there to catch me.
"Bells, we need to leave right now. I can't protect you here. We need to get you over the line."
Still reeling from the shock all I could do was nod into his chest. In one fluid motion Jacob swept me into his arms bridal style and was in front of the back door. Balancing my weight on his one arm he used his other hand to open the door. We spun around as a deep growl rumbled through his body. I reached my arms up clasping them around his neck holding on for dear life. A fact I was most grateful for when he skidded to a halt seconds later.
He started slowly backing into the living room. I turned my head to peek around Jacob's massive bicep. There blocking the front door was Jasper Hale. The blonde vampire who tried to attack me over a paper cut on my last birthday.
Not only is a Cullen here but it happens to be the one that is most likely to try and rip my throat out.
I felt Jacob's lips on my ear as he whispered "Bella I'm going to put you down now. I want you to back up and go for the window. I'll distract the leeches while you run. Head for the woods and scream as loud as you can, someone from the pack should be near by. Don't stop and don't turn around no matter what. I need you safe."
With a quick kiss to my temple he set me on my feet.
Without taking his eyes off of Jasper he wrapped one of his strong arms around my waist and guided me behind his back.
We were standing in the living room luckily there was only one way in. Unfortunately, that meant the only door was now blocked by a vampire.
A shirtless Jacob stood five steps in front of me visibly shaking.
Good he's beautiful.
What the hell get it together Bella now is not the time for that!
I took a diagonal step to my left trying to inch towards the window unnoticed.
"Bella you don't seem happy to see us. I'm offended. Here I thought you would miss us." Jasper's eyes flashed but voice remained the slow southern drawl I'd grown accustomed to.
Wait us? I only saw him. That meant there were more of them. With only Jacob here this could get out of hand really quickly.
"Fuck off blondie you don't get to speak to her." Jacob snapped.
"Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Where are your manners pup? I just dropped by to check on an old friend why all the hostility?"
"She is not your friend. All of you gave up that right when you left her to die! Now I suggest you leave before I make you." Jacob's voice was hard, strong, and lethal this was no idle threat.
Jasper's left eyebrow shot up into his hairline as he cocked his head in curiosity. While they were talking I managed to close some of the distance between myself and freedom. The window was now only two feet away. My eyes flicked to the window and my heart dropped into my stomach. Locked. In all of the confusion I forgot I had the house on lockdown because of Victoria. I understood that a tiny lock wouldn't keep out a vampire, but I mainly locked it for peace of mind. In the particular moment it was having the opposite effect.
"And how exactly do you plan on making me leave mutt." Jasper spat.
Out of the corner came a blur, and before I could figure out what happened there were two vampires in the doorway.
"Bella where do you think your going?" came the musical voice of Alice Cullen.
"That's none of your business this is her house and I don't remember either of you being invited. Now get out!" Jacob yelled pointing in the direction of the door.
Both vampires acted as if they hadn't heard his outburst. Alice went to take a step toward me but froze when Jacob crouched and snarled at her.
She shot him a dirty look before turning to me.
"Bella relax it's just me and Jaz. I know it's been awhile since you've seen us but I'm here to explain everything. After Jasper att…" she stopped abruptly obviously realizing that it wouldn't be wise to say I was attacked so close to an already on edge werewolf.
"After the incident on you birthday Edward was crushed. He blamed himself and went into full panic mode when he realized what could have happened He was so scared. Your his everything Bella. He loves you more than life itself."
Jacob snorted "Convenient to love someone more than life itself when you don't have a life to give."
"No one asked you mutt." Alice hissed baring her teeth.
I could feel the rage rolling off of her all the way across the room. For the first time I saw her for what she really was. Deadly. For the first I was afraid of Alice Cullen. Not afraid for myself I could care less for my own safety. No, I was afraid for the for the person in front of me that had slowly became my whole world.
With a sweet smile plastered on her face she continued "He loves you Bella. He always has you know that, but after your birthday he realized how dangerous it was for you to be a part of our world. He knew that even though we had all given up human blood there was still a chance of a mistake. He wouldn't be able to live with himself if something happened to you. He loved you to much to put you at risk."
"So in the beginning, before he loved me it was okay to risk my life?" I asked already knowing the answer, also knowing Alice Cullen would never admit it.
"No Bella." she sang in a condescending tone. "Edward always put your safety first. That's why he decided we had to leave. Everything he said to you in the woods was a lie. It was all an excuse. He figured it would make it easier for you to believe. He was surprised however how little you fought to stay by his side. All he had to do was say he didn't love you and you gave up." she said the last part to Jasper which struck me as odd.
"He made us all swear we would leave. We had to promise never to contact you again. He wanted you to be able to move on, find love. We all knew whoever you ended up would be numerous steps down from Edward, but we never thought you'd stoop this low. Honestly how can you stand to associate with the likes of this dirty, mangy, flea ridden, animal is beyond me." WIth every adjective she used her voice grew more disgusted.
With every word she spoke my anger grew. How dare she insult Jacob! Kind, sweet, caring, loving Jacob.
"Screw you Alice! If what you're saying is true then what are you even doing here? And don't ever insult Jacob in front of me again! You don't know everything he's done for me. He's perfect!" the words were pouring out of my mouth before I even realized I was shouting.
Apparently my admission did not go over very well with everyone in the room.
"Really Bella? A mutt perfect? We were under the impression you were in love with Edward. So much so that you practically begged him to change you into one of us so the two of you could be together for eternity. Does your perfect mutt know about that?" she sneered.
I looked at Jake and saw him stiffen at her words and heard the low growl that escaped his lips. I had a lot of explaining to do once this was all over.
"Why are you even here Alice?" I could hear the annoyance in my voice.
I just wanted to get this over with so I could start making everything up to Jake. I wanted to hold him and tell him that I'm in love with him.
"When we left Edward didn't go with the rest of us, he couldn't stand to be around all of us. It was to painful watching all of us with our mates when he had to live without his. He would call every few weeks to let us know he was alright but he refused to come home. Then yesterday I had a vision. I saw you throw yourself off of a cliff then your future went black. I was so upset I ran to tell Esme and Carlisle. Rosalie over heard and called Edward. She told Edward you killed yourself. Right after she hung up the phone I saw Edward hand himself over to the Volturi. He wants to die too. That's why I'm here. I need you to come with me to show him that you're still alive. He won't believe any of us, I've seen that. It has to be you. Once we save him we can all come home and the two of you can be together. Everything can be the way it was supposed to be" Alice held out her hand to me waiting for me to agree.
This was all too much to take in. A small part of me was glad Edward hadn't just abandoned me. According to Alice he loved me so much he sacrificed his own happiness for my safety. As much as I wanted to believe her something about that just didn't feel right. Honestly even if that were the truth it wouldn't change anything. Edward left me. It didn't matter to him that his leaving almost killed me. I've came along way since then I am not the same girl I was with Edward. Most importantly I was head over heels in love with my best friend. Did I love Edward? Yes, a small part of me always would. The love Edward and I has was toxic and unhealthy. Being in love with Jacob was like waking up and being the best person you could possibly be. I felt terrible about Edward, but he didn't swooping in to save me from Victoria. Without the pack I would have been dead by now. I can't be held responsible for his strange case of guilt. As evil as it may seem I knew instantly that I wouldn't be going with them. That part of my life was over.
I realized everyone had gone quiet. Both Jasper and Alice were looking at me expectantly, while Jacob never took his eyes off of them.
"No." I stated.
Alice stumbled back a step. I wanted to roll my eyes at her over acting. Vampires we innately graceful the only reason Alice would lose her footing was if she chose too.
"No what?" she growled.
"Alice, I loved Edward but he left me. He left and that killed me. I'm sorry but I…"
I never got to finish that sentence before everything went blank. I couldn't think. I couldn't see, hear, or talk. I was numb, void. All of my emotions were stripped from me. I felt nothing except naked and raw. My knees buckled and I fell into the wall. As quickly as I was stripped bared I was overcome with an intense need to go to Edward. Part of me was screaming that this was wrong, that this wasn't me. I wanted Jacob.
No. Not Jacob, Edward!
It's always been Edward. Jacob never meant anything to me. Actually, I only tolerated him for Charlie's sake. Standing I shook my head to clear it. Looking at Alice I said "What are we waiting for? Let's go!"
Jacob spun to face me pain written all over his face. I stumbled forward opening my arms for him. I had to fix this. Jacob was in pain and he needed me. Another wave of emotion crashed into me like a freight train.
Edward. Get to Edward.
My heart was at war with my mind. It felt like I was being torn apart from the inside.
Jasper used Jacob's moment of distraction to speed past him and pick me up. In a blink of an eye I was being placed in the passenger seat of Emmett's jacked up jeep. Moments later Alice hopped into the driver seat. I hear the keys jingle as she slid them into the ignition. Before she could turn them a large tan hand came threw the window to stop her.
Alice and Jasper hissed but Jacob ignored them. His eyes filled with hurt were boring into mine.
"Bella please don't do this. Don't go." he pleaded.
Again my heart cried out for Jacob. What was I doing? I would never leave him. I love him.
"Bells, please you can't go, you can't leave me. I need you!"
I need you too Jake.
"I'm here. I'm ready. I-I love you, I'm in love with you Bella." his voice broke as my name passed his lips, and I saw tears streaming down his beautiful face.
I did this. I made my beautiful Jacob cry. He needs me? I need him I always have. He loves me? I love him I think part of me always has.
Jacob. My sun.
I lifted my hand to reach for the door handle when Jasper latched on to my shoulder in a painful grip.
Edward. Edward. Edward. Must get to Edward.
"I'm sorry Jacob. I don't have a choice. I never had a choice, It's always been Edward."
Jacob looked as if I had slapped him. He fell to the curb smacking his arm on the window on his way down. The engine roared to life and Alice punched the gas. The jeep shot forward and I heard a scream as we went over a bump. No, not a bump as we ran over Jacob!
"Jake!" I screamed turning around in my seat to see if he was okay, but we were going to fast and he was already out of sight.
Jacob. I love Jacob.
I kept repeating those words in my head. My stomach flipped and I squeezed my eyes shut as tremors raked my body.
Edward. No. Jacob.
I broke into a cold sweat.
Edward. Jacob. Shadow. Light. Moon. Sun. Jacob. Sun. Jacob. Safe. Love. Jacob.
My head snapped back as an intense white light burst behind my eyelids. When the light subsided my mind was finally my own again.
I need out of here now!
As if on cue the car screeched to a stop. The car may have stopped but my body continued forward until my face connected with the dashboard. My ears were ringing and my vision was blurred. I fumbled for the handle and pulled. A the door swung open I tumbled forward out of the jeep. I hit the pavement with a symphony of crunching bones.
Strangely enough I felt no pain as I struggled to my feet. My only thought was to get as far away from the Cullens as possible. I had to get back to Jacob. I dragged my right leg behind me as I limped my way back in the direction of my house. I heard the sound of a scuffle behind me but refused to turn around.
I ran for what felt like an hour, when in reality it couldn't have been longer than ten minutes. When I finally reached my house I could have screamed for joy if I wasn't gasping for air. My lungs burned as I staggered over the curb into the side yard. My knees buckled and I rolled on to my back trying to catch my breath when I heard voices from somewhere in the distance.
"What the hell Happened Black?" roared a deep voice. Sam possibly Paul I really couldn't tell.
"The damn Cullens happened, two of them. Bella...Bella decided to go with them. She left to save her leech. I don't know where they never said."
That voice I knew, that voice was Jacob. I opened my mouth to call out to him. I wanted to tell him that I loved him, that I would always choose him, but no sound came out. I tried again only to be greeted by silence. I went to sit up but I couldn't move. My mind screamed as my legs grew hot. Flames once again my flesh. No the pleasant kind cause by Jacob. No, these were pure hell. They spread up my legs to my knees, my hips, and on to my stomach. I was in hell.
I was trapped, unable to move, unable to scream forced to lay in agony. The flames felt like pure hot white tight. Every inch of my skin they scorched the hotter they burned. By the time they reached my neck I was begging every god I could think of to kill me and end the pain. My nose and mouth were devoured and my airways cut off. My eyes were burned shut casting me into darkness. Now my entire body was covered in invisible flames, the heat grew in intensity and they started to vibrate. I could feel my soul being separated from my body.
This is it. This is how I'll die. I never even got to tell Jake I loved him. Then I heard him as if he were speaking right next to my ear.
"Isabella Swan is dead to me. I hate her! If she comes back I'll kill her myself."
With those words my heart stopped beating, there was nothing to fight for anymore.
I woke up with a pounding headache. Afraid to open m y eyes to the awaiting sunlight, I settled for rubbing my temples to relieve some of the pressure.
This is what happens when you oversleep.
I wondered if Charlie would just let me stay home today. I was ahead in all of my classes, one day wouldn't kill me. I rolled over burying my nose in my pillow, inhaling the comforting of….wait. This isn't right. Where was the smell of pine and sunshine?
Suddenly last nights events flashed through my mind.
Still face down in the pillow I tried to stay calm. Panicking would not get me out of this situation. I could only assume Alice and Jasper found me after I passed out and brought me here. Wherever here was.
Okay time to make a plan. Step one: take in my surroundings. Step two: escape. Getting from step one to step two would take some work but my mind could only grasp simple concepts at the moment. Very slowly I rolled on to my back and opened my eyes.
"Look who's finally awake. Took you long enough Angel." came a deep voice to my right.
I jerked my head to see who had spoken only to immediately regret moving so quickly as the room started to spin. A wave of nausea hit me and I heaved, leaning half of my body of the edge of the bed. Luckily there wasn't anything in my stomach to throw up.
"Easy Angel. Deep breaths. You've had a rough couple of days. You're going to need to go slow." his voice was deep but gentle.
I didn't see him move but the next thing I knew he was sitting next to me rubbing small circles on my back, as my body tried to force my stomach up and out of my mouth. My eyes watered and I saw my tears forming a small puddle on the floor beneath me.
"Relax, this is normal. Your safe I swear. Just let it out. You'll feel better once this passes." he spoke in a tone you would use to comfort a wounded animal.
For some unexplainable reason his words calmed me. Even more startling I believed him. I was safe. With that internal admission my heart rate slowed and my stomach calmed enough for me to take a few deep breaths.
"There you go in and out. Let your body relax." he coached still rubbing soothing circles on my back. His hand was large and warm. Not overly warm so he wasn't part of the pack, but it wasn't ice and marble so he wasn't a vampire.
Wiping the tears from my eyes I got my first look at the person sitting next to me. He was a man only a few years older than me twenty-five max. He was huge! He had an extremely wide chest and shoulders. With arms thicker than my thighs. His strong square jaw resembled Adonis, chiseled perfection. Two bright blue eyes flashed into mine as his full lips curled into a breathtaking smile. His hair was long and thick falling to his shoulders. It shimmered in the light in varying shades of rich honey.
"Huh...what?" I asked once I realized his lips were moving.
"I said, feeling better Angel?" he chuckled.
"My name's not Angel."
"Oh I know all about you Isabella Swan. Actually, I probably know more about you than you do at this point."
I stiffened at his words.
"Whoa relax." he resumed the circle pattern on my back and I reluctantly found my body relaxing. "That came out way creepier than I meant it to." he said sheepishly.
"Who are you?" I questioned.
"Drustan, but you can call me Prince Charming." he said with a wink.
"I know you have a million questions. I'm going to go get a friend and we'll explain everything. Are you going to be okay for a second?" he looked at me with concern in his eyes.
I nodded once and he was out the door.
I jogged down the hallway with a huge smile on my face. She was awake. Four days ago we brought her broken, bloodied body here to heal. She looked so small and fragile. Her skull cracked open with a broken wrist and ankle. It was amazing she managed to limp the mile back to her house, not to mention break the hold the vampires had on her. Bella Swan may look fragile, but she was a fighter.
I turned the corner swinging open the double oak doors leading to the library. There in his usual spot at his desk buried behind stacks of ancient books and tomes was my long time mentor and friend. His head shot up and he looked at me with hopeful eyes.
I nodded once with a puppy dog grin plastered on my face.
"Let's go get out girl!" he exclaimed as he shot out of his chair sending a pile of books crashing to the floor.
Without a backward glance he dashed out of the room. I stood dumbfounded for a moment. Harrison's books were his most prized possessions he wore gloves when he handled them and forbid me to touch over half of them.
"Let's go! What are you waiting for?" he called from the hallway.
She'd only been awake for a few minutes and already had Harrison abandoning his books. Oh yes, Isabella Swan was going to change our lives for the better. Turning I raced to catch up eager to see her again.
"Someone's excited." I teased.
He waved his hand in annoyance.
"Of course I am don't you go acting like you're not just as excited as I am. Besides you know how long we've been waiting for this. Our girl is finally home."
He stopped just outside of her door to take a few deep breaths trying to get his excitement in check. With a smile and a wink he walked into her room with me following a step behind.
Bella sat on the bed with her back against the wall legs folded neatly underneath her. She has on a plush blue robe wrapped around her shoulders. Damn it she must have gotten cold, I should have offered it to her before I left.
She looked up with eyes filled an emotion I couldn't quite read. It wasn't fear it seemed to be a mixture of curiosity and mistrust. After that mind-fuck those vamps put her through I was surprised she wasn't a drooling, mumbling vegetable. Just more proof of how strong my Angel.
"Isabella Swan my name is Harrison Mackinnon" Harrison said extending his hand to her.
She looked at it for a moment as if waiting for it to reach out and bite her. Tentatively she placed her hand in his giving it half a shake before snatching it back Harrison chuckled as she place her hand gently back in her lap.
"Och lass you have no idea how good it is to finally see you awake. I hope your feeling better."
Her brows furrowed "Finally? How long have I been here?" she asked.
"Four days. Well five in about an hour." Harrison replied looking at the industrial watch on his wrist.
Bella's draw and her eyes went wide. Whatever answer she thought she was going to hear that wasn't it.
"I know you must have a million questions and I'll be happy to answer all of them."
Harrison pulled a chair up to the end of the bed careful to leave enough space not to frighten her but close enough to comfort her if need be. Bella just nodded running a through her hair. Keeping her eyes on her hands she asked "Okay, so I've been here for five days. Where exactly is here and what am I doing here?" she looked up.
"What happened to the Cullens? Wait what happened to Jake?" she gasped and went to lunge out of the bed. I stepped forward as Harrison stuck out his arm out blocking her way. Gently he pushed back down into a sitting position.
"Easy Isabella. The Cullens are gone...for now and Jacob Black is fine." he soothed.
She visibly relaxed at his words slumping back against the wall.
"As for where you are we are at my home in South Dakota. The why will take a much longer explanation. Harrison sighed and glanced at me. As if remembering something important he spun back to Bella.
"Oh how rude of me! Isabella have you met my friend here?" he asked pointing at me.
"It's Bella and yes Prince Charming and I have been introduced."
Her eyes sparkled with humor. I couldn't help myself, I threw my head back and laughed. A few moments later I heard her musical laugh join mine.
Oh yes I was right she was strong. The poor girl had been through hell and back yet still had it in her to joke. Bella Swan and I were going to get along just fine. Wiping tears with the back of my hand I saw Harrison looking back and forth between us trying to figure out what the hell was going on. Seeing that we were under control he cleared his throat and went on.
"Now Bella I know you have had your fair share of the supernatural lately. You already know of vampires and shifters, but they are just two of many things that are out there. Do you know anything about the Moirai?"
Bella's brow furrowed again and I barely contained my laugh realizing she looked exactly like Harrison on the hunt for some lost answer in his beloved books.
"Moirai. Do you mean the Fates from the Greek myths?"
Harrison flashed he his winning smile.
"Yes, exactly! Very good my dear!" he exclaimed clapping his hands together.
"Thousands of years ago demons and evil roamed the earth unchecked. They devoured and destroyed everything in their path, pushing humanity to the brink of extinction. The Fates watched in horror as the earth was brought to it's knees. Due to the veil dividing the realms they were unable to stop the destruction themselves. However, they were not powerless. Each sister searched the tapestry of life for a soul worthy to be her champion. They gifted that soul with special knowledge and skills required to push back the darkness and herald in the light. THe Fate's brought them together and they became a force of light vanquishing the darkness wherever possible."
Bella was listening intently to Harrison drinking in his every word. I flashed back ten years to the day Harrison sat in front of me and said those exact words. I wondered if I looked as she did now.
"These warrior's were also gifted with unending youth. They stopped aging the moment the Fates blessed them. They grew strong, stronger than any humans before them. They were fast, fast enough to race the wind and win. For all these gifts they were not indestructible. They could die and many fell to the darkness."
"So how many of them are left?" she asked.
"There can only ever be three at one time. Once warrior for each sister of the Moirai. When a warrior falls their sister searches the tapestry until she finds another soul worthy of her gifts. It could take decades or minutes for the next warrior to emerge. The remaining warriors continue to fight until the new champion comes to complete the group. Like the sisters they champion each warrior strong in their own right but they are always their strongest together."
"So who are they and what does that have to do with me and why I'm here?"
"Straight to the point eh Angel?" I teased. I smiled as I saw a blush creep up her neck at my words.
"Through out history they have been called by many names, but are most commonly known as the Bellatores de Lumine or the Warriors of Light. And you my dear are the third warrior we have been waiting for."
I looked to Bella waiting for her reaction. Expecting shock, denial, anger, crying, or cursing. What I did not expect was laughter. She threw her head back and laughed long and hard. I glanced at Harrison and saw he was just as bewildered as I was.
"Phew...good one." She laughed clutching her stomach. "Alright I'll play along. So you think I'm some sort of light saber warrior You said I was the third who are the other two? Bert? Ernie? Captain Underpants? You'll have to excuse me but I think it's time I get going. Thanks for saving me and all but I really need to go." she stood jumping as her bare feet touched the cold tile floor. Tipping forward she ran smack into my chest.
"Just because I'm Prince Charming you have to fall head over heels for me Angel." I joked as I reached out to steady her.
"That's it I must be dream." she giggled right before she slumped into my arms unconscious.
I shot Harrison a panicked look.
"Way to go Prince Charming you broke her."
I snarled at his nonchalant attitude.
"Well don't just stand there, put the poor girl in bed. We should have waited before overwhelming her with all this."
Pulling back the covers he motioned towards the bed. I swept Bella into my arms and laid her on the fluffy mattress as gently as possible. I pulled the covers up under her chin smoothing her hair back before standing up.
"I think it's time we call an old friend of mine. He maybe able to help her come to terms with all this. Let her rest son." Harrison ordered resting a comforting hand on my shoulder. With a reassuring squeeze he headed back to his library.
I stood there for a minute watching her chest rise and fall reassuring myself that she was indeed fine. Finally deciding to tear myself away I bent down and pressed a small kiss to the top of her head.
"Rest well Angel. We'll be here when you wake up." I whispered flicking off the light on my way out of the door.
Today was not a good day to be Quil III, or Old Quil as everyone like to call me much to my chagrin. So what if I'm on the other side of fifty, or if my knees creak when it rains. Not everyone in the tribe could turn into a giant wolf and stay young and buff forever.
On a normal day I would wake up before the sun to meditate and commune with the spirits. As shaman it was my job to check on the on the welfare of the families living on the reservation. I would always stop by my old friend and tribe chief Billy Black, before stopping by the Clearwater house to make sure Sue and the kids were managing after the loss of Harry. At some point I would meet with Sam Uley temporary Alpha of the La Push Pack, passing on any messages the spirits blessed me with. finally, I would make my way home, make a small diner and fall asleep watching re-runs of the Golden Girls. Today was not a normal day.
Five days ago Charlie Swan Fork Police Chief, lifelong best friend of Billy Black, and practically an honorary member of the Quileute tribe's daughter ran off with two vampires. Not that Charlie knew that, he just thought she ran away.
My mind goes back to the night she left when Sam dragged back an extremely pissed of Jacob Black back to the reservation. Jacob was screaming about how the Cullens came and ruined everything. He cursed Same for not allowing him to follow them and tear them apart. I watched from the window as Jacob phased and turned to race back to Forks. I heard Sam's alpha command ordering Jacob to stay on the reservation. My heart broke as I saw the large russet wolf fall to the ground before turning back into a boy. The sky opened up as rain fell from the sky. Jacob's sobs tore threw my very soul. In all of my fifty-two years I had never felt half of the pain that was pouring off of Jacob.
I watched as his pack brothers emerged from the woods and surrounded him Not a single one had a dry eye, such was the way of the pack. What one wolf felt was every wolf felt.
My own tears escaped my eyes as my grandson Quil IV knelt down next to his best friend.
"Why Quil? Why would she leave with them? What's wrong with me? Why wouldn't she choose me?" Jacob sobbed.
"Easy Jake we got you buddy." he choked placing Jacob's arm over his shoulder as Embry Call mirrored him on Jacob's other side. Slowly Quil and Embry stood bringing Jacob up between them.
"It hurts Quil. It hurts so fucking much." Jacob whimpered.
Carefully supporting their heartbroken friend the two boys headed in the direction of the Black house. The other pack members placed their hands on Jacob's back offering their silent support and strength.
The sound of the phone startled me from my thoughts. Cursing I reached over to the end table and brought the blasted phone to my ear.
"Hello" I grumbled.
"Is that how you always answer the phone old man?" laughed a familiar voice.
"Harrison is that you?" I asked.
"The one and only. Now are you alone?" his voice now taking a serious edge.
"Are you sure there aren't any members of you pack close enough to over hear? What I'm about to say are you ears only."
That got my curiosity peaking. I looked out the large picture window giving me a view of the front yard and neighboring houses. Convinced no one was around I answered.
"All clear. What's all this about?"
"I need your help Quil. We've found the third warrior, but their having a hard time believing me. I need you to come here and help them come to terms with all of this."
To say I was shocked would be an understatement. Yes I knew of the Warriors of Light. I had met both of the current warriors. Although I would help with research or the occasional odds and end jobs pertaining with the spirits I was far from a permanent fixture of the group.
"Listen Harrison now is not the best time. A friends daughter has just disappeared with some of the cold ones. I'd love to help you but honestly I don't know how much helped I'd be. Why would they listen to an old Indian shaman over you? I really think I could do more here in La Push with the pack. They were all very close with her one more than the rest and they are in an uproar."
I hated to let him down but I was needed here. I heard him sigh and pictured him sitting behind his oversized mahogany desk pinching the bridge of his nose.
"Quil I didn't want to say this over the phone, I was hoping we could discuss this in person but it seems I have no choice. I need you to swear you will not divulge what I'm about to say to anyone. Now even the pack."
I considered his words before replying "I swear I won't tell a soul as long as it doesn't jeopardize the people of La Push."
"Fair enough. I need you here because you know the third champion. You've known them for a long time and I know they will listen to what you have to say." he paused as if he was debating on weather to continue.
"The third Bellator de Lumine is Bella Quil. Bella Swan."
Hearing her name caused my grip to loosen allowing the phone to fall to the floor.
Bella a warrior? It couldn't be! Sweet, clumsy Bella Swan? How? When? Everyone was adamant that she willing left with the leeches.
"Quil! Quil! Pick up the damned phone! Did you have a heart attack old man?" came the muffled shout from the forgotten phone.
Still reeling in shock I bent down and attempted to grab the phone. Only to succeeding in knocking it a foot away. Cursing the phone again I snatched it off the ground and brought it back up to my ear.
"Harrison Mackinnon this better not be some sick joke. Bella Swan is the girl I just told you about."
"I know, I can't explain anymore over the phone it's too dangerous. There's an airplane ticket waiting for you at the Port Angeles Airport. your flight leaves in four hours. I'll have someone pick you up at the airport and bring you to the house. We'll talk then." with a click the call ended.
I rushed to the bedroom and began throwing clothes in a small duffle bag. It looked like i was going to South Dakota.
Bella and I were at La Push beach sitting on our favorite log. It was one of those rare sunny days without a cloud in sight. Even with the sun shining it was still chilly. A gust of wind blew across the sand causing Bella to shiver. I pulled her back against my chest wrapping my arms around her.
"Mmmm you're so warm Jake" Bella murmured.
"Just one of the few perks of being able to turn into a giant wolf." I joked.
She just shook her head.
"No that's just a perk of being Jacob. I've told you before your my own personal sun. You're the only thing I can count on to bring life into this cold, dead person I've become."
I pull her tighter against me as my heart swells at her words.
"You're not dead Bells. You're not could either. Everyone hurts sometimes and everyone hurts in different ways. Ed-" I caught myself his name would only cause her to wrap her arms around herself in pain. I hated him for that. For hurting her that way. I'd kill him for that reason alone if he came back here even the treaty wouldn't save him.
"He really hurt you Bella, but your strong. Stronger than anyone I know. I Know you can come back from this. Not only that you're going to come back stronger. I know you will."
She turned her head and I fell into those beautiful green eyes I love so much.
"How do you know Jake? How can you have so much faith in me?" she whispered.
I smiled and brushed a strand of hair behind her ear.
"That's easy Bells. I know because I love you. I'll be here every step of the way. You're not alone honey."
I give her a reassuring squeeze and look deep into her eyes.
"If you believe one thing, always believe in the fact that no matter what I will always love you."
I watched as a single tear rolled down her beautiful cheek that was tinted pink from the chilly afternoon air. I knew deep down I'd never see anything as beautiful than Isabella Swan.
I heard laughter from the edge of the woods behind us. I sniffed the air; bleach and burnt sugar...vampires.
"What sweet sentiments for a mutt. You even had me tearing up for a moment. To bad, it was all for nothing. No matter what you do she will never be your."
Standing at the edge of the forest was the one thing I hated more than anything in the world. Edward Fucking Cullen.
"You can't be here. You're in violation of the treaty." I shouted wondering where the rest of the pack was.
He moved in a blur and before I knew what happened he was leaning over me. I quickly realized two things. One, this was not the Edward Cullen I was used to, this was someone very close to diving off the deep end. Two, his eyes were no longer a golden color they were blood red.
"Do you think I give a damn about the treaty dog? My family only came back for one reason and you're currently holding it."
With that he ripped Bella out of my arms and she was encased in his. Panic shot threw me. I tried to stand but found myself unable to move.
"Did you really think you ever had a chance at taking her from me?" The bronze haired leech scoffed as he wrapped one of his hands around Bella's throat.
I opened my mouth to scream or beg him to let her go but my voice was frozen along with my body.
"What made you think you could have something that was mine? Did you honestly think she was developing feelings for you? Bella my love, please explain to the mutt what's been going on." he said sliding his cold dead hands over her body.
Bile burned the back of my throat. My wolf snapped and snarled trying to escape the prison keeping him from destroying the leech in front of us.
Bella removed her hands from around his neck and faced me. Her lips curled in a sinister sneer. Her emerald eyes burned with hate and disgust.
"Awe Jakey, what's wrong cat got your tongue?" she taunted.
"Sorry to disappoint you but I was only using you. The Cullens got tired of behaving all of the time. They felt it was time to indulge in some of their more...primal urges. Unfortunately there was a pack of mindless overgrown wolves intent on "protecting" the people they wanted for dinner. You can see how that would get frustrating for them, so I offered my assistance." she knelt down in between my legs.
"You just made everything so easy."
Bella traced the edge of my jaw with the tips of her fingers. Normally, my body would be on fire, my cock straining against my jeans. Now all I wanted to do was vomit and dunk my head in bleach. I tried to turn away from her touch but my traitorous body stayed stiff and unmoving.
"All I had to do was show up here acting wounded and you couldn't resist rescuing a damsel in distress. I never even had to ask about the pack, you gave me all of the information I needed on you own. Don't worry we've brought you a present for all of your help."
Bella pushed up onto her knees bringing her face level with mine. This was not my Bella. This was not the Bella I loved with my whole heart and soul. This Bella was a fake, this Bella was nothing but a monster. She leaned forward and I could feel her warm breath on my neck as she whispered.
"Your gifts to die for."
Standing she turned to the tree line and shouted "Come on out guys! Let's show Jake what we brought him."
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A gust of wind pushed against my back as the remaining Cullens appeared on either side of the monster and her leech. Each one wore a manic grin the devil himself would be proud of. Seven pairs of blood red eyes danced in excitement. They each had something cradled into their chest. It was round and looked as if they were covered in black hair.
No. No. No. No. No.
They must have sensed my horrific realization because at that exact moment they threw the dismembered heads of Sam, Jared, Paul, Quil, and Embry at my feet.
They killed my pack brothers and brought me their heads. They were smeared with blood, eyes wide open, and faces fixed in a look of pure terror.
"Don't worry we told them who they had to thank before we tore the skin off their bodies before we drank them dry." Edward hissed.
"Noooo!" I screamed jolting upright covered head to toe in sweat. My heart was pounding against my ribs, my hands fisted into my blanket.
Not real. It was only a dream.
I attempted to take deep breaths. I tried to stop the violent tremors raking my body but couldn't. The images from the dream were all too fresh. It was all so real. Even with my eyes open I could see the bloodied heads of my pack brothers. I could still hear Bella's voice telling me it was all lies ringing in my ears. The tremors grew more violent and spread, there was no stopping this now. I shot out of bed and swung open my door. It smashed into the wall behind it sending shards of wood flying in all directions.
I barrelled down the hallway and out the front door. I didn't even reach the first step before my body split and the world tore free.
I charged toward the forest no caring where I was going. I thought I heard my father yelling my name but I ignored it. Now was not the time for Jacob Black. I pushed my humanity to the furthest recess of my mind. Now was the time for the wolf.
A/N2- Well there it is the first chapter I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Again please review if you would like to read more of this story if there is no interest I wont waste everyone's time by uploading it here.
A/N3- I went back and put the dividers in between different pov's hopefully that will make it a little easier to read. I apologize for any previous confusion it was my first time uploading and somehow my own dividers didn't transfer over.