To be honest, Abe wasn’t going to actually kill Edward (Photo credit: claireviolet82)
After sitting in the cabin with an unhappy Riley Biers, Charlie Swan was sure he was going to die.
He sat in the corner of the cabin, wondering about how Bella was going to be able to survive without him. Sure she could take care of herself, he mused, but she would be better off if there was an adult around.
Riley complained about his situation; Tanya had bitten him three days earlier and killed his parents. She forbade him from eating (or in his case, drinking blood) and she refused to allow him to leave the cabin.
Charlie hoped that Deputy Chief of Police Wilbert McCray would get his message and come as quick as he could.
Aro and Caius sat in Aro’s office for two long hours awaiting that dreaded phone call. It never came, but the men grew suspicious.
Caius said, “Well, I think things are going…rather well.”
“We will know only if we are told,” said Aro.
Caius sighed and picked up the phone, only to hear Marcus say, “It’s true. I have spoken to them just hours ago. They want to destroy us by using those kids!”
“Come home immediately,” Aro warned. “We have to make plans on how to deal with them.”
Jacquelyn frowned as she sat on the couch; Mother Idelle had forbidden her from leaving the house, not when the birth of the babies would be imminent.
Jane and Rosalie were sitting by her, both of them glaring at each other. Alec, Felix, and Demetri were off hunting and the Cullens were out for the day.
Rosalie said to Jane, “Ok, so it may be your fault that Jacquelyn was raped, but does that mean you should be hovering over her?”
Jane said in turn, “And since she’s pregnant, why do YOU have to hover over her?”
Rosalie said, “Well, why should you care about Jacquelyn? You’re just Aro’s bitch!”
Jane growled and stood up. “I’m nobody’s bitch, you Great bastard child of a kooky wombat-brained orc! In fact, I believe that you want to take her baby and claim it as your own! Seeing as you don’t have children, or no baby would ever want you as its mother to begin with!”
Rosalie grew angry, but Jane continued, “And what about that Emmett, hmmm? I bet you changed him because he reminded you of some old friend’s baby…disgusting!”
Little did they know that Seth had been in the house and he overheard the whole thing. He phased and ran off to find Emmett.
Rosalie snapped, “You take that back!”
“No!” Jane yelled. “I’m done being nice to you! You have been nothing more than a thorn in my side for the past few weeks, and I’m getting real sick of your attitude! In fact, I think I will go tell everyone that you you are planning to take Jacquelyn’s babies and claim them as your own!”
Rosalie growled and said, “Would I, Janie? Would I?”
Jane lunged at her and the two vampires wrestled on the floor, both trying to tear each other to pieces. Jacquelyn had overheard everything and she wondered was this true? Did Rosalie really want to steal my babies? What about poor Emmett? What would he say if the truth behind how and why he was changed was revealed to him?
She wasn’t taking any chances now; she stood up and rushed out the door as fast as she could.
FIRST BEACH, LA PUSH
Bella was trying to save herself from the insanity of it all. I should have just taken him back, then dumped him again in front of everyone, she thought to herself as she wandered around the beach.
Presently, Edward came to her and said, “You are not happy.”
“No,” said Bella, “Henry had to kill his stupid self when I refused to take him back.”
Edward frowned, then said, “Sometimes in life, love doesn’t always work for everyone. In fact, many people who are together are unhappy because they were unsuited to be in a relationship.”
“I should have just taken him back,” Bella began.
“And you would never be happy,” said Edward. “You can’t just give up yourself and be in an unhappy relationship; that has led to divorces and suicides. What you must do is look at yourself and realize that the issue may lie with you.”
Bella knew Edward was right; she had spent many years looking after her flighty mother and when she did come to Forks, she always felt out of place. “I’m too mature for everyone here,” she said to herself. “I’ll never be normal enough for them. Boys need girls, not women.”
Edward said, “But when I first met you, you were normal.”
“Why do I always have to be the mature one?” Bella sighed.
“You never gave yourself the chance to have fun,” said Edward. “Anyone who has been in your shoes can say that their lives were never easy, so much depended on them. But you must learn to let yourself go. You’re too young to have this kind of crisis.”
Bella sighed and said, “Maybe you’re right, Edward. And then again, I must say that what you once had with Tanya was unhealthy and you needed to leave her. She had no right to treat you like this.”
Edward said, “And it will get worse if we don’t deal with her.” He turned his attention to the woods, or where a certain cabin was. “You must go to Jacob’s house and stay there tonight. I have a feeling that something very bad is going to happen.”
Bella nodded; from what she had heard from Edward, Tanya was a bad seed. But what would happen if she were to meet Tanya?
(Sevreal hours before)
Marcus frowned as he and his guards spoke to Stefan and Vladimir. Vladimir said, “Well, of course we have turned Jamey, Poppy, Pansy, and Peony; we’re going to use them to unleash terror upon the vampire world and the Volturi will be blamed.”
“You’re insane!” Renata cried out in horror.
“But when we recived word of Lucretia‘s destruction,” Stefan said, “we were filled with anger, not to say in the least. She was one of our top allies, and mate to our friend Alexander.” Alexander came forth and said to Marcus, “You will suffer the same fate as my Lucretia has if you ally yourself with the Volturi…”
Marcus stood up and said, “I am the Volturi, insolent boy. Now you shall die!” Renata and Santiago pounced on Alexander and tore him to pieces. Marcus said, “We now have prevented you from creating any more immortal children, but bear in mind that we will be destroying you if you dare to step out of line.” He tossed the remains of Alexander into the fireplace and Renata burned the remains. They then left the hotel.
It was now 9:30 PM and neither Charlie nor Riley had eaten anything all day.
They were sitting in the cabin, where they had been for the past 18 hours. Tanya was nowhere to be seen.
Charlie said to Riley, “You think we should make a run for it?”
“If we do,” said Riley, “she will find us.”
“Or someone else,” Charlie said. They stood up and walked towards the door to the cabin.
At the same time, Carlisle had taken Emmett and Jasper off to hunt, making sure that Alec, Demetri, and Felix were following them. But the guards were elsewhere, heading towards a cabin that sat in the woods. The cabin had a human in it, and the boys hadn’t eaten a human in weeks.
Emmett said, “Hey, where are you guys going?”
“There’s a human here,” said Alec. “I can smell it.”
“Alec,” Carlisle said with a stern look on his face.
“Why wouldn’t we pass up this opportunity?” Alec reasoned. He, Felix, and Demetri took off with Emmett following.
When Charlie opened the door to the cabin to make his escape, Alec and the others stopped in their tracks. “Holy crap!” Demetri cried out. “It’s a cop!”
“We can’t eat cops!” Felix cried out.
Carlisle said, “Charlie Swan, I deem?”
“Yes,” said Charlie. “And you better get this one something to eat soon, he’s famished.”
Riley nearly fainted as soon as he saw the Cullens. Emmett helped him up and said, “I hope you like bears, because that’s what’s on the menu tonight!”
And as he and Jasper dragged Riley off, Carlisle said, “You might want to come to our house. You look famished. I’ll call the police and tell them I found you.”
Charlie nodded and they set off towards the Cullen house.
Esme and Alice walked into the house and gasped in horror as they saw part of the living room damaged and Jane and Rosalie fighting. Jacquelyn was nowhere to be seen.
Esme cried out, “What is going on here, you two? Where’s Jacquelyn?”
“She ran off because of what Jane said,” said Seth. “She said that Rosalie was planning to take Jacquelyn’s babies. Jane even said that Rosalie changed Emmett because he reminded her of some friend’s baby!”
Just then, they heard the sound of a Jeep taking off. “Emmett, come back!” Jasper was heard yelling.
Carlisle frowned as he and Charlie walked into the house; Jacquelyn was gone and Emmett had just abandoned the family. Things were falling apart and Rosalie seemed to be at fault.
Jane said, “Forget what you said about respecting Rosalie; she’s not even worth being a Cullen! When Caius finds out about this, he’ll have you executed!”
“I don’t care!” Rosalie snapped.
“You better,” said Alec. “With Jacquelyn running around, anyone will find out about her and tell Aro. You’re finished now, Rosalie Hale.”
LA PUSH – THE HARBOR
Jacquelyn looked around her as she wandered the harbor. She was unsure of where to go, but she needed to leave this place tonight.
Emmett saw her and said, “Come on, we’re heading to Seattle.”
“Where’s Rosalie?” Jacquelyn cried out.
Emmett sighed and said, “She’s not coming with us.”
Harry Clearwater spotted them and said, “Why are you here? Do you know that it is unsafe for a woman with her condition to be out at night?”
“I’ll look after her,” Emmett offered.
“But still, I’d rather get her to a safe place,” said Harry. “We don’t know who else could be out there who might want to harm her.”
As the confrontation between Harry and Emmett continued, Viko watched from the sidelines. He wasn’t too happy about seeing poor Jacquelyn’s new condition. Vampires and werewolves fighting over her future and she wasn’t allowed to have her say in it.
Viko thought maybe if we brought her back to the Pirate Jet, things will be better for her. We’ll make those three vampire jerks sorry they ever hurt her in the first place!
Namard yelled out, “Viko, you waste of space! What is keeping you? We be sailing in the morning! Captain Churnkins is not patient!”
“Namard, you be bursting a blood vessel if you keep yelling at the boy!” Churnkins snapped as he approached them. “Now what’s this that you be yelling at him about?”
“It’s the little one,” said Viko. “I’ve found her. But she not be the same one we know. She’s changed.”
“If it be her that you found,” Churnkins said, “then we be having a word with those vampires. They have no right to be harming her.”
“Captain Churnkins?” Jacquelyn cried out. They all stared at her.