Hello my wonderful friends! I'm back with another update for you all! I really hope I messaged everyone who reviewed chapter 4 and 5; I hope I didn't miss anyone! Please let me know if I did! I truly appreciate all of you and I wouldn't want to leave anyone out! This next chapter is going to be pretty long and I thought about breaking it up into two chapters, but I just couldn't do it! There will be several different POV's; I hope you guys don't mind! I had a couple people tell me that last chapter felt a little rushed… So, start this chapter from the day before in Rose's POV when she first gets back to the Cullen's after leaving Bella! That way y'all can see how the Cullen's ended up in Mystic Falls!
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I wish I didn't have to leave Bella, but being around Elijah is just not a good idea. I think a part of me will always have feelings for him, but I will never be able to look past the lifestyle he lives. Maybe if he changed, but I don't think I could ever leave Emmett. He's been good to me. I love Emmett. I really do.
I had almost reached the house when six angry vampires came storming out. Everyone was talking at once and I couldn't catch everything they were saying. Thankfully my 'twin' noticed and stepped in sending massive calming waves to everyone. He wasn't happy either, but he could tell that I was overwhelmed, tired and in need of a good hunt.
"Thank you Jasper." He cracked a small smile; I guess I don't thank people very often.
"Look," I started as I headed past them and up the stairs to the house. "I know you guys are mad at me, but you don't get it." I flipped around from the top step to face them. "What you guys did was appalling. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You know what I've been through. Why I hate who I am, who we are." I was getting worked up and I was yelling, but I didn't give a crap. "I wanted a baby! I wanted just one healthy baby! You all know that and then Bella, finds out she's pregnant and you try forcing her into an abortion. You do realize that doing that, in my mind, would have been just as bad as what Royce and his friends did to me." All saw everyone flinch as I said this. "She'll never forgive you guys, for what you've done." I said as I looked at Alice, Edward and Carlisle. "I know Bella and I haven't exactly been friendly with each other, but I never would have forced her to do something against her will like that." I couldn't look at them anymore and walked inside the house.
Once I was inside the house, I went upstairs to my room, locking the door behind me. Like a lock would really keep a vampire out. I went to my dresser and started pulling out some fresh clothes and went into the bathroom, locking that door too, turned on the water to the shower and waited for it to heat up.
"She's right, you know! Everything that she said, what we tried to force Bella to do..." I was the first one to break the silence after Rose went back into the house.
"You didn't do anything, Jasper. You weren't even there" My dear wife said as she turned to me and took my hand into hers.
"I was there. I came back, Emmett didn't know." She looked surprised. "When we left to go hunt, I waited until he caught the scent of a grizzle and then I came home. "I explained "I should have said something. I should have stopped you guys myself. You didn't feel the joy Bella felt before she came into the house. I have never felt such wonderful feelings from her." I paused as I remembered how it felt. "But once she realized what you guys were trying to do to her, to her baby." I paused and gulped as I felt the guilt filling me up. "She was so terrified. I have never felt more fear from her. Not even when James was after her, because she didn't fear for herself. She feared for her baby." I heard a growl from my coppered hair brother.
'That THING would kill her! She would never survive the pregnancy." He said as he yelled in my face and I pushed him back.
"That 'thing,' is YOUR child Edward. It wasn't your choice to make alone. You should have talked to her. You should have expressed your concerns and not scare her into running away from you." Edward tried taking a swing at me, but I easily dodged and at Emmett grabbed him from behind, holding him until he calmed down.
"Alice, can you see Bella's future?" Asked Carlisle gently, he was filled with guilt. Rose's speech must have gotten to him. He of all people should have known better, he was the one who found Rose after Royce and his friends left her to die. He should have known that it's not okay to force someone to do something they don't want to do. I turned my attention to my wife and watched as she searched for Bella's future.
"I see flashes of her; I think they're present though. Not the future." Alice said glumly. She still had no traces of guilt within her, which surprised me. She still wanted to hurt the baby. Edward moved to her and watched as she played the scenes over in her mind.
"What did you see Alice?" Carlisle asked
"I-I saw two men with Bella, brothers I think. I saw Bella in a hospital bed with a female doctor by her side." She stopped as she tried clearing her head and concentrating on each vision. "I saw a restaurant, Mystic Grill, and a sign that said 'Welcome to Mystic Falls." She stopped and looked at me as another vision flashed before her eyes. She looked taken aback.
"What! What is it, Alice?" She looked up at me and then turned to Edward, I saw his eyes go pinch black.
"I just saw Bella kiss one of the two men, in my first vision." That can't be right. Bella would never do that.
"Where's Mystic Falls?" Edward roared
"I think it's on the east coast. Virginia, I think." Alice squeaked at him, he scared her. Before I could stop him, Edward took off and my only guess to where is, Mystic Falls. Alice was close behind him. I turned to Carlisle and he looked at me.
"Get the others." He said and then he took off after them and I turned around and ran inside.
"Rose! Emmett! Esme! Get down here quickly!" Esme and Emmett had followed Rose into the house, after she had taken off. All three came running down the stairs. "Edward's going after Bella! We have to stop him!" Rose gasped and dropped the brush she had in her hands.
"Where's Bella." Asked Esme as she turned to look at Rose. Rose looked scared and barely whispered.
"Mystic Falls." She glanced at Emmett as the words sunk into his mind. I saw anger flash through his eyes.
"Really Rose? You went to HIM?" Rose looked pleadingly at Emmett
"He's the only one, who I thought could help Bella." She was pleading with him to understand, but he just got angrier and took off past us and ran out the front door. I looked at Esme and she looked as confused as I did.
"Whose Emmett talking about, Rose?" I asked as I turned back to Rose.
"My first love as a vampire, but it didn't work out with him. Elijah, I took Bella to Elijah." Rose said as she looked to Esme.
"Elijah, as in the original vampire?" Rose nodded her head and I was completely confused about what was going on. I wanted Rose to explain further, but we had to go. We were wasting time.
"I'll explain on the way." Rose said as she took off out the door. Esme and I didn't hesitate to take off after her. Mystic Falls Here we come.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't terrified at this moment. Bella's life was in danger again, Edward would surely hurt her as soon as he found her. He's not thinking straight. I just prayed we could get to Bella before anyone else could. As we ran, I told Jasper about my history with Elijah.
"He saw me kill Royce and he was intrigued. He knew what I was and he followed me, he let me cool off for a bit and then he introduced himself to me. I was surprised to meet another vampire. He's different from us though, he doesn't have pale skin or red eyes. He looks human. It didn't take me long to fall in love with him. He would meet me every morning and we would hunt together. He hated animal blood, but he did for me. He really loved me and I really loved him." I smiled at the fond memory of the love I had for that man.
"What happened then?" Asked my twin, from in front of me.
"He couldn't stick with the animal diet. He couldn't stop killing innocent people. Human life meant nothing to him. It was a game for him. I couldn't condone his behavior. So, I left him and it broke my heart, but I couldn't sit by and watch him kill another person." I saw my twin slow down and he was emitting worry on me.
"Is Bella safe with him?" He asked me and there was definitely worry in his eyes.
"Yes, Elijah would never do anything to hurt me. So, he won't hurt Bella. I may have moved on, but he never got over me." Jasper nodded his head in understanding. "We're almost there." I called to him as he took off again. I was surprised by his sudden worries for Bella, it wasn't like he didn't like her or anything, and he just never paid much attention to her before. He sensed my confusion and called back to me.
"What you said earlier Rose, you were right. It was wrong of us to try and force Bella to do something she didn't want to do." He paused and I waited for him to continue. "You really are like a sister to me Rose and I hate that I wasn't there to protect you from Royce and I feel like helping Bella, makes up for me not being there for you. I do care about Bella, I've just never had much of chance to get to know her, and Edward won't let me near her." He said as he continued running. I was about to respond, but I looked past Jasper and I could barely see the back of Emmett.
"Do you see him?" I called to my brother.
"Yes!" He called back to me. I glanced back to make sure we hadn't lost Esme, but she was doing just fine. We slowly caught up to Emmett and I tried talking to him. If Elijah was any other vampire, I would fear for his life, but since he can't be killed. I don't need to worry about him; I need to worry about Emmett.
"Emmett!" He wouldn't even look at me. I don't understand why he was so angry. I took Bella and dropped her off and came back home to him.
"Emmett!" I called again, but he ignored me. "Don't do anything stupid." I yelled and then grabbed a branch off a tree as I ran by and threw it at Emmett's head. He just brushed if off and kept going.
We were finally in the city limits of Mystic, Falls when I heard Edward's menacing voice.
"Let. My wife. Go."
Back to present
My scream silenced everyone and all eyes were on me as I doubled over in pain. Kol and Edward were by my side in a second, fighting each other to get to me first. They were both tumbling on the ground and I moved away from them and grabbed Elena's hand.
"Find Meredith." I gasped out to her. She took off and I searched through the people surrounding me until my eyes fell on the one I wanted to see. "Rose!" She ran over to me, slapping Edward on the back of the head as she reached me. Another pain went shooting through my body as Rose picked me up. Carlisle came over to us and started checking my vitals, but I shooed him away. He wanted this baby dead too. He was going to take my baby away from me. He was now an enemy in my book.
"Bella please let him help you." There was a time when he used thatvoice on me and I would have gone to the moon for him, but Edward Cullen was dead to me. Instead of answering him, I tugged a ring off my swollen finger and tossed it at him and I turned from his shocked face and looked behind him and into the eyes of the man I was starting to fall for and I reached my hand out towards him. He got up from the ground, with a brilliant smile on his face, and gentle pulled me into his arms.
"Bella! I'm here! How far apart are your contractions? Let's get you over to Elena's house. Everything is set up for you there." Meredith said as she ushered Kol, with me in his arms, over to Elena's house. The pain was getting unbearable, but I tried not showing it on my face. I felt so bad, every time I screamed out in pain, Kol's face broke. I couldn't bear to see his face like that. "Put her over here, Kol!" Meredith said as she pointed to a hospital bed. He placed me gentle down on the bed and I could see how scared he was. I reached up and touched his face.
"I'll be fi-" before I could finish the sentence another painful contraction hit me. He grabbed my hand from his face and he was looking back and forth between Meredith and me.
"Help her! Please!" He begged Meredith. She came over and started another IV in my arm.
"I can't give her anything. I don't know how the baby will react to it." She said frantically as she ran to get something from her medical bag. I saw Rose run out of the room and then came back a second later. She had a hopeful look on her face.
"I can help." I looked up to see Jasper coming into the room. He took my hand from Kol and I suddenly felt lighter, happier and the pain almost felt like it was gone. I smiled at Jasper.
"Thank you!" He smiled at me and moved closer to me, kneeling down to my level.
"I'm sorry I didn't stand up for you before, I was there and I didn't do anything to stop them. It was inexcusable of me. I knew how you were feeling and I should have said something." I think this is the most Jasper has ever spoken to me. I was really touched by this.
"It's okay Jasper. You're helping me now." He smiled at me again and I pulled him closer to me and kissed his cheek. Jasper really is a fascinating vampire. I looked up to see Kol watching Jasper with confusion and maybe just a little bit of jealous on his face.
"Kol." I said and his eyes moved to my face. "This is my brother, Jasper." I said as I looked at my big brother. "He's an empath. He might not be able to take the pain away, but he can help me feel other things, so I won't be hurting as much." He nodded in understanding. Jasper reached out his hand to Kol and he shook it. A smile was on both of their faces.
"You can come back over here, Kol. I'll be able to control her emotions from out here." Jasper said as he started walking out the door.
"No!" I said and Jasper turned back to me. I felt my cheeks flaming. "Please stay. I need my brother here with me too." Jasper looked at me with a proud smile on his face and came over to my right side and started taking my hand into his, but he stopped and looked at me.
"Bella, what did you do your hand?" He said as he showed me my hand that was still wrapped up in gauze.
"Oh, that." I know I was turning red again. Rose started cracking up and I saw Meredith smirk. "I slapped Alice, when she tried forcing me into Carlisle's office." Jasper's eyes started bugging out of his head. I thought he would be mad...
"You're kidding me!" I shook my head no and he started laughing. "I can't believe I missed that! Did you break it?" I did break it, I know I did, but Jasper wasn't hurting my hand.
"I thought I did." I said grinning at Jasper and thankful he wasn't mad at me for slapping his wife. "I guess I only sprained it." I looked at Meredith who confirmed it with me with a nod.
"Okay. All vampires out of the room. I need to check on the baby's progress." Meredith announced and she kicked everyone out of the room. I pouted at her and she sighed. "I'll let them back in, in a few minutes." She said.
After examining me and the baby's progress, Meredith helped me change into a hospital gown and then helped me climb back on the bed and covered me with a blanket.
"It will be anytime now, Bella. Ready for me to let the others back in?" I grin broke out on my face and I nodded my head enthusiastically. She laughed and opened the door and called the others to come back in. "She's 8 cm dilated and the baby is looking good. I expect a perfectly normal delivery." Meredith said to them as they came back in the room. She grabbed Kol's arm and said, "Can I speak to you for a moment?" He looked suspicious, but followed her out of the room. I think I was the only one who noticed this though.
"Hey Bells. Your emotions are kind of everywhere right now, you okay?" Jasper asked as he took my hand into his.
"I'm just feeling a little scared now." He squeezed my hand gently and sent me a few more calming waves.
"You'll be okay, Bella. We will be right here with you." I like this new Rose, maybe I should have gotten pregnant a long time ago. Kol and Meredith came back and I saw her hiding something behind her back and then quickly placed whatever it was, in a drawer by my bedside. I was going to question her about it, but then I felt another contraction hit me.
"Just one more push, Bella!" I pushed with all my might and it hurt like no other, but it was worth it, especially when I heard the first cry of my baby. "It's a girl!" Meredith said as she held up my daughter for me to see. I started crying and I looked up at my brother standing next to me and he looked down at me.
"You did good, Bells." He said with a proud smile on his face. I smiled at him and I looked to my left to see Kol gazing at my beautiful daughter, with tears in his eyes. I knew in my heart that everything bad that I heard about him was a lie. That man standing next to me is not a monster.
"Who wants to cut the umbilical cord?" Meredith asked while she held my baby. I looked at Rose.
"Go on Auntie Rose!" She smiled at me, the biggest smile I had ever seen from her and she quickly grabbed the scissors from Meredith's pocket and Meredith showed her were to cut. Rose took her niece from Meredith's arms and wrapped her in a soft blanket and brought her over to me, and placed her in my arms.
She's beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, she had a head full of copper colored hair and big brown eyes and her skin was so soft and warm. I sat there gazing at my precious little girl.
"So momma, what are you going to call her?" Asked Meredith.
"Haley! Haley Renee Swan." I said to her and I saw her write it down on a piece of paper. "I've always liked the name Haley." I didn't want to alarm anyone, but I started feeling a pains shooting through my chest, so I turned to Jasper. "Would you like to hold your niece?" He grinned and then carefully picked her up from my arms. I saw him walk over to Rose, who was now at the foot of my bed. I smiled as I watched them cooing over their niece. I turned my attention to Kol, who hadn't left my side for a minute I squeezed his hand and he kneeled down to my level and kissed my sweaty forehead.
"She's beautiful, Bella." I smiled at him and another tear rolled down my cheek.
"Please, watch over her Kol." I whispered as quietly as I could to him. He gave me a strange look and I saw Jasper's face snap over into my direction. "I love you guys, so very much." I said and I felt another pain shoot through my chest and I saw Jasper handing Haley to Rose.
"Bella!" Kol practically screamed at me as he shook me, I could hear the alarms on the machines that I was hooked to going off and I felt Jasper holding my hand.
"I can change you, right now, Bella! Just say the word and I will do it." I shook my head and felt the darkness taking over.
She was dying, right before my eyes and she just denied her brother from changing her. Jasper was about to bite her wrist anyway, but I stopped him. "Meredith!" I said and she knew what to do. She ran to the nightstand behind Jasper and opened the drawer and pulled out the syringe that she had hidden there. Jasper looked at it and then looked at me.
"It's my blood, we can save her and she won't have to change." He looked at me with wide eyes.
"She'll still be human?" He asked me and I nodded my head and watched as Meredith took the syringe and plunged it into my love's heart.
Don't kill me! I know, another cliffhanger! ;-) Please review friends and I promise I will get the next chapter up faster!