Dark Twilight- Chelsey’s POV
Alice had been attacked while she was hunting. I held her small, fragile hand in mine, as Carlisle slowly poured a weird colored liquid down her throat. She had been unconscious for the last few hours, and no one had any idea about what was wrong with her.
Jasper had found her body lying limp in the woods, when he had gone looking for her. She had cuts all along her pale arms, and burn marks on her face. I knew it was Nate’s doing, he was the only vampire in the Black Cross that could burn. I just didn’t know why.
“I don’t know what else I can give her.” Carlisle said sadly. He was such a good person. He was always doing the best he could, and he had helped so many people.
“Don’t worry Carlisle, she will wake up eventually, she might have just hit her head.” Esme said softly as she rubbed Carlisle shoulder. They slowly walked out of the small office, leaving me and Jasper in the room. His expression was so tortured. His eyes had huge purple bags under them, and I knew they weren’t from lack of feeding.
I reached out with my other hand and gently placed it on his shoulder. “Don’t worry Jasper, it’s Alice, she will be on another shopping spree before we even have time to worry.”
A weak smile pulled over his face. “Yah, she always did know how to shop.” His pretense made me feel a little uncertain. Alice would be okay. The Cullen’s …they couldn’t die…it just couldn’t happen.
“I’m going to go downstairs and talk with the others, come with me?” I asked looking him in the eyes.
“I guess so.”
Downstairs, everyone gathered into the big living room, and once again everyone looked at me to tell them what was going on. I stared back into 6 pairs of vampire eyes, and 2 pairs of humans.
“It was Nate. I can tell by the burn marks on her face.” I said cautiously.
“Why? Why is it him that keeps coming here and causing trouble?” Jacob asked. I could tell even though he didn’t like the Cullen’s, he didn’t like that one had been attacked.
I wasn’t sure how to tell this part of the story. I would have preferred only telling it to Jacob, but I had no choice now. “Nate and I…we were supposed to be.”
“Supposed to be?” Bella asked from behind Edward.
“Our parents arranged us to be together. But after this whole thing, things changed. He was the one that saved me from death…because he thought that if he saved me, we could run away together.” I let it sink in. Everyone looked shocked.
“When I told him I couldn’t…be with him anymore…he got angry. He never did have a good temper, and I made it worse.”
“So, you just decided instead of maybe having a nice little vampire life with him, you would bring him back here to hurt us?” Bella said angrily. She got up and walked towards me.
I didn’t have anything to say. That was exactly what I had done. I had led him right back here to the people I loved.
“So, when are they coming here to fight the wolves?” Emmett asked, changing the subject. Bella still glared at me, but I tried to ignore her.
“I don’t know, within a day or two I guess.” I said honestly. “I was hoping Alice could help with t hat.” Suddenly I got it. “Nate attacked her because he must have known that she was the future telling one, and he wanted to take us by surprise!”
Everyone looked shocked for a second then understood. “ That must be it!” Carlisle exclaimed!
“That sucks, because now we won’t know when they are coming exactly, how many, and where.” Jacob said glumly.
“Jacob, you and the wolf pack can’t stay here and fight.’ I stated. ‘It’s too much of a chance.”
“Chelsey, while you were….er…gone, we decided that we would fight. We would die fighting if we had to.” He said looking away from me.
“What? Why would you want to lead your family to death Jacob? There is a slight chance that any of you will survive it…the Black Cross is strong.” I couldn’t believe him. Why would Jacob do anything so stupid?
He took a step closer to me, so that he was only a few inches from me. “Chelsey, when I thought you were dead, there was no way I was going to keep going. I would have just jumped off a cliff or something, but since the leeches were coming anyway I saw it as a good chance.” He whispered, even though we all knew everyone could hear him.
Shock ran through me. He was going to die because I left? He was going to sacrifice his life, and the packs, so he wouldn’t have to live without me? That was a nice thought in a really sick way.
“Jacob, you can’t do that ever again. You can’t kill yourself just because I leave, or die.” I whispered fiercely. He shrugged his shoulders.
“Can’t make any promises.”
“Can you to please do this somewhere else? There are more important things going on than you two and your death wishes.” Bella said suddenly.
Jacob turned his head to look at her. “Shut the hell up Bella!”
“Don’t talk to her like that!” Edward warned as he stepped closer to Jacob. Jake leaned away his nose wrinkled in disgust.
“Well then, control your woman leech.” Jacob sneered, standing up to his full height so he was a good few feet taller than Edward.
“Well then control your backstabbing, double crossing, half-breed girlfriend!” Edward roared. Jacob didn’t hesitate, he grabbed Edward’s shirt collar, lifted him off the ground and threw him across the room. Everybody stood still as Edward got up slowly, the fiercest expression on his face.
“Your going to get it now you mutt!” He yelled as in a blink of an eye he smashed into Jacob, sending them broth flying through the glass window, smashing it to pieces.
As they rolled on the ground punching each other, everyone else kicked into action. Carlisle and Jasper struggled against Edward, trying to pull him back, while Emmett grabbed at Jacob. Bella began to yell at Edward and Jacob to stop fighting.
I could see through the flash of arms and legs, that there was a lot of blood coming from each of them. I had to stop this before Jacob got hurt.
I jumped over the shards of broken glass, beside the ongoing fight. With the flick of my wrist, I sent Edward flying to the left, and Jacob to the right. Everyone turned to stare at me, the fight forgotten.
I stumbled towards Jacob, to see the damage. He had bruises everywhere, along with a broken nose, where most of the blood was coming from.
“Are you okay?” I gasped. He got up quickly looking angrier than I had ever seen him.
“I’m fine.” He grunted. I looked back at Edward, who also had multiple bruises. All the Cullen’s surrounded him, along with Bella who was glued to his side. The Cullen’s didn’t look angry, but Edward and Bella did. Jacob glared at Edward, and Edward glared back. This wasn’t good.
“Come on Chelsey, we’re leaving.” Jacob said as he wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me beside him.
“Jacob, what about Alice?” I said. I didn’t want to leave Alice, and I wanted to figure this all out.
“The leech will be fine without you.” He growled as he tugged me back, not turning away.
“Please Chelsey.” He begged, and when I looked into his dark eyes I knew he needed me. I nodded my head, and slowly we left the Cullen’s behind.
Dark Twilight- Jacob’s POV
The most important thing that ever happened to me was only a few feet ahead of me, running away. I felt so horrible. She had given up her life for me, then somehow she survived. She came back to help me. She hadn’t given up on me when I had given up on her. But she had come back to me being a scum. I had given myself in to Bella, even if Chelsey had been dead it wasn’t right. She was the only person for me and I had thrown that away. I needed to catch up to her, so I could tell her how sorry I was and how much I loved her. I wouldn’t lose her again.
Suddenly I noticed where she was unknowingly going. I abruptly stopped dead in my tracks. She was headed for the cliff.
I had no idea where I was going. The forest was still new to me, and I hadn’t figured it out. The picture of Jacob and Bella kept playing in my mind, but I pushed it back out. I didn’t know what to do. I had come back to help them, but I didn’t know how to do it. I didn’t know if I could help anymore; I could deal with him being angry, sad or happy but I couldn’t deal with this.
If he didn’t love me anymore, I could take it; but I couldn’t actually be around to see him and another person, especially Bella. She had been my friend for years, but know I couldn’t imagine what she was thinking. Even if I was dead how could she do that to me? I would never do that to someone, ever.
One second I was running through the forest with Jacob right behind me and in the next second he was gone and the forest disappeared. Before I could even register it, I was on the edge of a cliff. Me, the supposedly graceful vampire, couldn’t even hold on. I tried to stop, but my knees gave up and within seconds I was over the edge.
I shot out my arms instinctively trying to catch the edge. My hands scraped the side, and I missed. I kept reaching trying to catch a rock- and I succeeded. With one hand I hung onto a small rough rock. I looked down and instantly regretted it- this was not for cliff diving. Below me was not the calm sea, instead were jagged, sharp rocks.
Blood pulsed through my veins, and my heart felt like it would rip out of my chest. I had survived the worst torture ever, but I couldn’t even run through a forest. I had no chance of pulling my self up. All of the little strength I had left went to running.
I knew I couldn’t hold on much longer; the rock was cutting into my palm, and I was slipping. This really was the end. The blood pulsed so loud in my ears that I didn’t even hear his voice until he was right above me.
“Chelsey! Hold on!” Jacob screamed. I looked up to see his beautiful, pain filled face leaning over the edge. I really hoped this wasn’t the last time I would see him. He pushed him self over the edge, so he could barley just hang on. He reached down his giant brown hand only inches from me.
“Reach up with other hand and take mine.” He ordered. I was so scared. I didn’t want to reach up. I knew it was the logical thing to do, but I just couldn’t do it. I didn’t want the feeling that I was slipping as I reached up.
“Jacob, I’m scared.” I whimpered. I wasn’t just talking about the fact that I was hanging off a cliff, but everything. I was scared about absolutely everything.
“I know, but please Chelsey, take my hand.” He whispered. He pushed his hand just a little bit closer. I tried to reach up, but my grip started to slip again. I screamed and with my free hand tried to find another spot to grab onto.
“Please Chelsey!” He begged.
I could feel my energy slipping away. I was so tired and I knew I couldn’t hold on anymore. As long as I was going to fall anyway I might as well try again. I reached up last time, and I lost my grip. Just in time Jacob caught my cold hand in his warm one. He grunted as my weight pulled him down, and he clung to the edge with one giant hand.
“Don’t worry Chelsey, I got you. I won’t let go, I promise.” He whispered. Slowly he pulled me up with his arm as he crawled farther back towards land. I was to terrified to do anything. I had survived death again, because of Jacob.
When I got close enough I reached out and climbed up over the edge. Before I could find my feet, Jacob’s arms wrapped around my and he pulled me to him. His body was so warm against mine, and I laid my freezing cheek against his bare chest. His arms were wrapped so tightly around me, I couldn’t breathe-but I didn’t care. I didn’t know I had lived without him. He was everything. Once again I actually felt whole.
“ I love you Chelsey, I’m so sorry I didn’t tell you that before.” He whispered into my hair through tears. In that moment I knew it was true. He truly did love me. After all this time doubting it, I knew it was the pure truth.
“ I love you too Jacob.”