I quickly appeared at Bella's side and wrapped my arm tightly around her waist. I felt so nervous and tense about what would happen.Everyone in the room had a similar expression on their face, including Bella. I wanted to comfort her but didn't know the outcome as Alice couldn't see our future due to the wolves.All my family's thoughts were ones of worry and concern. The wolves, on the other hand, were looking forward to a fight.The alpha Sam wanted to settle the argument without a fight but was secretly hoping a fight would break out.Jacob Black's thoughts were full of hatred for my family and especially for mine as he was in love with Bella.
'That stupid bloodsucker! How dare he just come back so easily and win Bella back! How dare he then turn her into one of them, an evil monster!
I mentally growled at that. Bella was no way an evil monster. Bella shuffled closer to me and I held her tighter. She was obviously worried.Jasper was going through strategies in case we needed to fight them. I didn't want a fight as Bella didn't know how to plus I couldn't lose her.Carlisle looked at all of us and smiled; but the smile was obviously forced.
'We best go outside and greet the wolves.'
Everyone nodded, myself included. Carlisle and Esme led the way with Emmett and Rosalie following, Alice and Jasper after them and finally Bella and I.I let go off Bella's waist and took her hand in mine. I kissed her forehead and forced a smile out like Carlisle's.I was trying to show Bella I wasn't worried but I could tell from her expression she could see through it.
'I hate those wolves. I don't know the outcome of this because they've blocked my visions.'
We weren't prepared for this. Never before when there had been a chance of fighting had Alice not been able to see the outcome.The wolves had to see sense and realise that I changed Bella as she was dying. The situation was made even worse by the fact Bella was good friends with the wolves;especially Jacob who at the moment was wishing for the death of every vampire. Bella and I stepped out onto the porch after our family then a few steps in front of the house.The eight of us were standing in a line; Bella and I in the middle with Carlisle and Esme. Alice and Jasper were on our side whereas Emmett and Rosalie were next to Carlisle and Esme.I noticed Bella looking away from me at wolves so my gaze followed hers. I saw seven men and one woman walking towards us. I easily distinguished who was who due to their thoughts.The alpha was Sam with Quil, Embry, Paul and Jared following. The woman was Leah Clearwater, the daughter of Harry Clearwater whose funeral I had thought to be Bella's.I mentally shivered at the thought of my Bella having a funeral, meaning she had died. I also worked out another wolf was Seth Clearwater, Leah's brother.His mind was pleasant to read as he had only pure thoughts. He didn't want a fight to break out. The last person I looked at walking towards us was Jacob Black and he looked furious.Bella again shuffled closer to me and I wrapped my arm around her waist. Sam stepped forward and Carlisle did the same, with Esme at his side.
'Dr Cullen you know why we are here?'
'Yes I do. I hope we can discuss the events to stop violence taking place.'
'I hope this won't turn to violence otherwise some will die.'
Carlisle sounded sincere but all the wolves scoffed at that and Jacob actually snarled, making me tighten my grip on Bella.
These filthy bloodsuckers deserve to be ripped apart for what they've done. Bella deserves to die for becoming one of them.I was the healthier choice for her but now I would prefer her dead then to be one of them.'
'We wish to speak to Bella Swan.'
All eyes turned to Bella. I refused to let anyone hurt her. Bella sighed but then took a step forward. I immediately walked with her, standing by Bella's side as she stood in front of Sam.
'Bella who changed you?'
'I will listen to what the Cullens and Bella have to say about this. As the Alpha I need to do what I think is right. They are not bad vampires and I know Bella definitely isn't.I will not allow Jacob's feelings for Bella to influence my decision.'
'It doesn't matter who changed her. I don't care if it wasn't any of the Cullens. All of them deserve to die.'
'Bella and Edward deserve to be happy. Jacob isn't right for her as he didn't imprint on her. I hope a fight doesn't break out as the Cullens sound like nice people.'
'Edward did. He only changed me because I was going to die. I was badly hurt.'
'The treaty is over. I must prepare for a fight with my brothers.'
'The treaty has been broken then.'
Sam started to turn towards the rest of the wolves, his mind full of regret, and I knew what was coming: a fight.
'Stop! Sam I wanted to be a vampire.'
I turned to see Bella standing there looking annoyed. Sam's expression turned into one of shock.There were several gasps when behind him as well and Jacob looked even more furious than before.
'You wanted to become an evil monster?'
How dare he could Bella an evil monster? She was nothing like that. I felt furious and was determined for the dog to apologise for what he had just called the love of my life.
'Bella is not an evil monster mongrel!'
I growled at Sam and Sam started shaking as snarling as he did. Bella quickly put her hand on my chest to calm me down. Since I was calming down, Sam calmed down as well.
'Sam I don't believe I am an evil monster and neither are any of the Cullens. Ever since I met Edward I wanted to be changed. It was my decision.The Cullens have done nothing wrong. Edward simply followed up on my decision. He saved my life by changing me showing he is not an evil monster as you said we are.'
Sam just stared at Bella for several minutes, making me feel uncomfortable and I could see Bella looked uncomfortable as well. He looked at the other wolves then back to Bella.He eventually sighed.
'I did say I was going to listen to them. Jacob will be furious.'
'Since it was your decision to change and since Edward saved your life...as the Alpha of this pack I say that the treaty is still in place.However you must leave Forks and never bite another human.'
Carlisle walked over to Sam and they shook hands. Sam walked towards the other wolves and muttered something about going back to La Push.Bella relaxed in my arms. I felt happy now everything was now okay. Bella looked as if she felt the same way. We had eternity to be together.We turned to walk back to the house when I heard someone storming over to us. We turned around again and I saw Jacob marching over, a look of anger and determination on his face.
'Not so fast you filthy leeches.'
'HOW COULD YOU DO THIS BELLA! HOW COULD YOU BECOME ONE OF THEM! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME, TO CHARLIE!
Jacob was shaking furiously. Sam, Seth, Embry and Quil ran over and tried to calm him down. Bella had told me Jacob had had feelings for her but she didn't love him back.Bella looked Jacob directly in the eye.
'Jacob I didn't do anything. I wanted this; I always have. I haven't done anything to you. If I wasn't a vampire now, I would be rotting away in a cemetery.'
I winched as the memory of me thinking Bella was dead came into my mind. Bella moved closer to me, trying to comfort me. Bella was so selfless; one of the many reasons why I loved her.
'Being dead would be better than this!'
Bella looked like Jacob had slapped her. I growled at him; all my family did but mine was the loudest. How dare he say that? I could have killed him in that second.
I completely disagree. I'm happy like this. If I was dead it would mean so many people would be hurt.'
'What about me Bella? This now means you're my enemy. You know how I feel for you.'
'I'm sorry that I've hurt and I'm sorry that I was oblivious to the fact you had feelings for me. Jake you're like my brother and I love you like family, nothing else.I only love Edward. I'm sorry Jacob.'
'I can't believe it. I have to show Bella that she should have been with me.'
Jacob looked like he was going to cry and I could see Bella looking guilty. To my horror she stepped out of my embrace and moved towards Jacob. I tried to pull Bella back but she shook her head.I sighed as I moved back. Hopefully she would let Jacob go.
'I just want you back with me Bella. Like all the times in my garage fixing those motorbikes.'
'Jacob I was never with you. You were my best friend, nothing else.'
Jacob's anger flared up again.
'So you used me! How do you think that makes me feel Bella? Huh? To hear you don't return my feelings?'
'I'm sorry Jacob but I never gave any indication that I was in love with you. I enjoyed spending time with you but that was because you were my best friend and like a brother to me.'
Jacob stepped away from his pack members and towards Bella, glaring as he did. I wanted to run in front of Bella to protect her from Jacob but knew she wouldn't appreciate that.
'So are you and Cullen back together now? After all that heartache he caused; with you practically a zombie? Have you forgiven him?'
Bella glared back at him and so did I. Stupid, annoying mongrel.
'Yes I have. We love one another.'
Jacob turned to glare at me. I was suddenly hit full on with his thoughts.
'Bella lying in the forest as Sam picked her up; her muttering, 'He's gone'. Bella looking like a zombie, so withdrawn from the world.Bella with her arms wrapped around her chest as if she was holding herself together, Bella falling off the motorbikes time and time again, Jacob dragging an unconscious Bella to the shore after she had jumped off the cliff'.
I cringed each time a memory hit me. I could see Bella looking at me with concern and pain in her own eyes. Jacob was smirking as he watched me in pain.Bella turned back to Jacob and her expression became angry as she worked out Jacob was the reason I was in pain.
'Stop it! Stop it now Jacob Black!'
Jacob looked away from me and back at Bella.
'Right I'm going to sort this out right now.'
'So that's it? You're just going to run off with Cullen and his family, whilst I'm left here.'
'I'm sorry Jacob but that's the life I've chosen. You can live your life and I can live mine.'
Jacob started shaking furiously and before Sam or anyone could get to him to calm him down; he had changed into a wolf. His thoughts were full of anger.I realised he was standing extremely close to Bella. Before I could grab Bella and pull her away, Jacob lift his paw and swiped Bella across her stomach. I heard Bella's gasp as he did this.The thoughts of my family were all ones worried about Bella, in shock what had just happened. Even all the wolves were shocked, not expecting Jacob to harm his best friend.I could see the venom oozing out of the three wounds in Bella's stomach. I saw Bella no longer had the energy to stand and collapsed; me catching her in my arms just in time before she hit the ground. Bella just lay in my arms in silence, not saying anything or not moving. I was frantic with worry for the woman I loved.
'Love? Can you hear me? Oh god Bella love are you in pain?'
Bella's eyes immediately met mine.
'Yeah I can hear you and I'm fine.'
Bella was such a poor liar. I could see she was in a lot of pain.
'Bella love please don't say that when you're not. Don't try to spare me any pain.'
'To be honest with you, it hurts like hell.'
I beckoned Carlisle over who began examining Bella's stomach. Esme and Alice hurried over and sat by her side, all with a worried expression on their faces.Rosalie, Jasper and Emmett were leaning forward in crouches, ready to protect us in case the wolves tried to attack while we were caring for the injured Bella.I looked over at the wolves and saw Jacob was now his human form. I was expecting a smug smile on his face but instead he looked pained and bitter.Quil and Embry were holding him back just in case he tried to attack again. Sam looked saddened at the turn of events. I knew Bella had been friends with the wolves for quite a while.I could see that all of them couldn't believe that Jacob had done that. Bella winced and gritted her teeth together once Carlisle started examining the injuries.
'Bella, when vampires get injured, the venom repairs the injuries. It won't last for very long but as the venom starts to repair it will be very painful.I can't offer you anything but it will be over soon as you'll be fine.'
'Bella I can see you'll be fine so don't worry about anything.'
I looked into Alice's mind and saw a vision of Bella and I sitting on my bed talking and kissing.
Bella nodded and smiled at them all, wincing again when Carlisle continued examining the wounds. Esme turned to me.
'Edward darling why don't you take Bella to your room so she can rest on your bed?'
I nodded at that and smiled at Bella. I knew Bella would be wondering about the bed I had now as I didn't have one before. Esme and Alice had ordered it for me whilst I was with Bella in Italy.I carefully picked Bella up bridal style and cradled her against my chest.
'You'll be okay, I promise you love.'
Bella smiled back at me and I kissed her forehead. I watched as Carlisle walked over to Sam with Emmett and Jasper.
'I'm disappointed in the violence that took place here after we had decided the treaty was still in place. We are not going to fight you due to the fact Jacob harmed a Cullen.'
'What! She's not a filthy Cullen!'
'She's not a Cullen, she's a Swan.'
I saw Jacob glaring at Carlisle and even more wolves holding him back, fearing what he would do.
'I know that Jacob Black but she belongs to my family and one day she will be a Cullen. We will be leaving once Bella has recovered and we have sorted out other errands.I will let you know when we are leaving. I suggest until then we stay away from one another and you don't come onto our land.'
'Bella is my daughter and I know one day she and Edward will be joined together in marriage.'
Sam bowed his head and nodded. I started turning around, imagining what it would be like if I married Bella, but suddenly I stopped when I heard Jacob's thoughtsand turned back to face the wolves.
'Bloodsucker I wanna talk to Bella.'
'Bella I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. It's kind of your fault as you made me angry by becoming a leech and reuniting with Cullen instead of being with me. Do you forgive me?'
I started feeling angry myself. Jacob Black was annoying me so much. He was a manipulative mongrel who Bella didn't need in her life. How dare he say it was her fault for him attacking her?Luckily Bella agreed with me.
'Forgive you for what? For hurting me, for insulting my family and I or telling me you wish I was dead instead?'
'Obviously for hurting you, duh. I meant everything else.'
'Well then. No I don't forgive you.'
Everyone's mouths dropped open in shock, including my own. Bella smiled at me and used her hand to close my mouth. I smirked at me as she did this.
I mentally rolled my eyes at this. Jacob was really dim.
'Jacob you told me you want me dead. You're being selfish by telling me I shouldn't be with Edward but you. I don't love you, I love Edward. You've insulted what I am and what my family is.I won't stand for it. Ever since you've become a werewolf you've tried to manipulate me and I'm for once putting a stop to it. So no Jacob Black, I don't forgive you. Goodbye.Edward can you take me inside please?'
'Of course love?'
As I carried my love inside I saw her glance at my face. I knew I looked so smug and happy. I grinned at Bella, causing her to giggle.I kissed her forehead and she tried to reach up to kiss my lips but she gasped instead; her eyes full of pain. I ran at vampire speed to my room and laid me on the bed.
'Oh god love I shouldn't have made you laugh.'
'Edward it wasn't your fault. It was because I moved to kiss you.'
'Well you don't need to move.'
Bella smiled at me as I hovered over her without pressing my body to hers then kissed Bella softly. She tried to deepen the kiss but I had to pull away before it went too far.I didn't want to cause her anymore pain.
'Love as much as I want to continue kissing you, your wounds will start to heal and you will be in agony.'
'Ok then. Please stay with me.'
I smiled at her. No way was I leaving her side. There was no place I'd rather be.
'I wouldn't rather be anywhere else. Of course I'll stay with you Bella. I'm never leaving you.'
Bella smiled at me and caressed my cheek, as I waited for the agonising pain to come and hurt Bella, where I would be ready to comfort her.
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