Why the Hell is it Always Me?
Chapter One: Battle of the Heart.
But the dawn is breaking
And it's yours for taking
– Battle of the Heart. Goapele
My eyes shot open. I had been awoken by a loud howl that echoed through the forests. It was time.
It was time to fight for my life and if that meant that I had to die for my loved ones, which in my life were few and far between (the pack and Seth), then so be it; because I would do anything to keep my family safe from even the slightest ounce of danger.
I answered the calling by stripping down, tying the clothes to my ankles and phasing within mere seconds.
My mind was met with the thoughts of a very frustrated Jacob Black.
Alright guys, I need you to get into formation and head for the clearing a few miles south. Now!
The whole pack increased their speed in order to reach their destination before it was too late, but I had a few choice words to exchange with the alpha before I hastened to get to the clearing.
Oh Almighty Alpha I don't mean to patronize you but I think we all know what we're doing. You've only been organizing this for the past 2 weeks.
And he had. He had spent weeks with the Cullens formulating a plan of action so that we had the best possible chance of defeating the enemy. Which I was more than ready to do; I was going to kick some serious ass tonight, I had a lot of pent up anger just waiting to be let out. Besides this way I wasn't going to get into any trouble.
Oh har har har Leah, just get a move on. We haven't got time for your sarcasm right now. Jacob said angrily.
I burst into the clearing at full speed and the sight, I was met with was enough to make me gag. Well actually I think it was more the smell.
I saw the Cullens lined up, ready to attack, with some of their vampire 'friends'. All I could think was 'JOY! The smell's going to be getting to me for the whole battle!'
'Now all I have to do is thank them for that' I thought sarcastically.
"How long until they get here, Edward?" Bella whimpered from his side. Jeez couldn't the bitch just wait like everyone else? None of us were complaining.
"Not much longer, they should be there within a couple of minutes" Edward replied, stroking the small of her back for comfort. I think I just had a baby barf.
After realizing what he had just entailed, we all tensed up. If they were going to be here in less than 5minutes then there is bound to be a fight. A huge one at that.
"Get ready" I heard Edward whisper and I looked up.
Through the mist and the fog, I could hear the sound of steady footsteps, those similar to the sound of a marching band: Organized and in a formation.
I could just make out a blur of black shapes moving swiftly through the clearing and realized that they must be the leaders. Or whatever they called themselves. I heard that stupid Italian leeches were stuck up, cocky dicks who needed to give themselves stupid names that no one could pronounce, to gratify themselves. What douches.
"Well, well, well Carlisle, my dear old friend; it's been so long, too long almost. How have you been?" Aro asked holding out his hand.
Whatever, the only reason he's here is because he wants to kill us all. The formalities are just pretence. I thought bitterly to myself.
"It's good to see you Aro" Carlisle replied politely, rejecting the outstretched hand before him.
Oh shit, he's the one that can read minds. I thought we had more than enough mind readers here. I thought, referring to Edweirdo.
"Likewise Carlisle. But I'm afraid; it's time to get down to business. I'm fairly certain you know why we have taken the liberty to bestow upon you, this visit?" Aro began gently, but his voice had a menacing quality to it that only he could achieve; it was enough to send shivers down my spine.
"Well Aro, that might be so, but you haven't paused to listen to our explanation as to why" Carlisle defended himself and his family.
"What explanation, Carlisle?" He scoffed. "There are no explanations for something as dangerous as this. An immortal child, is an immortal child, you cannot possibly think that as an ex-member of the Volturi, we are going to let this one slide? There are consequences, punishments, for what you have done and I'm afraid I cannot do what you are asking me to do."
"I'm asking you to listen, Aro. No more, no less. Just listen. If you had just paused to look at her in the beginning you would have realized that she is not an immortal child. Her heart beats like a human and her eyes are brown like her mothers. She is a hybrid – half vampire, half human" Carlisle explained calmly.
Aro narrowed his eyes, unsure whether to believe him or not.
"That might be so, but I don't have any solid evidence." Aro spat, obviously angered by the fact that he may be wrong.
Edward hissed suddenly and this caused me to jump. Jeez, what's up with him?
"He wants to see Renesmee" Edward said, answering my thought.
Jacob growled worried for his imprint's safety.
Like hell he is!
"Oh do not worry my friend; I have no intention of hurting the child. I would just like to meet her." Aro said wisely.
"Bella bring Renesmee forward, please" Edward commanded Bella who was standing a little further behind with Nessie on her hip. Terrified, Bella walked towards the leader with Renesmee holding her hand which was shaking uncontrollably.
"Be careful brother, we don't know what the child is capable of" a husky voice warned. I looked up in attempts to find the beautiful voice but almost instantly wished I hadn't.
Time stopped and my sense of gravity shifted to my imprint. All I could see was the beautiful vampire who was now the center of my world. He was the most beautiful creature I had ever laid eyes on. His skin was alabaster pale and he had deep black hair that was curly in all the right ways. His eyes, though what would normally be a major turn off were drawing me in deeper. The crimson of them was just mesmerising. My eyes trailed down to take in the rest of his appearance. He had a thin, straight nose and his cheekbones were high and his face chiselled. His lips were pink and plump and his muscles were toned, not the ripped muscles that I was used to seeing, but more subtle. He was tall, dark and handsome.
And a vampire.
Oh, shit! Jacob thought. Hold it! If he was allowed to imprint on a baby and a hybrid one at that, then what was wrong with my imprint. And when I realized what I had just said, I panicked.
OH MY FREAKING GOD. I just imprinted on a vampire! You know our natural born enemies. I was doomed.
I was scared. I didn't know what to do; I couldn't stay away from him. My heart longed to be close to him. I had never felt like this, not even with Sam.
I had been so caught up in my own problem that I had forgotten why we had gathered here today.
"Well brothers, I think that we have made a grave mistake in coming here today. Against my better judgement I made false accusations and I apologize dearly for that. She will do no harm but if by any chance she does pose a threat to our kind, do not be mistaken. We shall be back to take care of her." Aro warned sternly.
"Come brothers, it is time for us to leave, we have long since overstayed our welcome"
As soon as the words were out of Aro's mouth, it felt like someone had stabbed my heart. The pain was unbearable. I couldn't let him leave, as wrong as it was, I could not suffer any longer.
I could only think of one thing that could delay their departure and so I did it. I howled. A long and sad howl filled the clearing and suddenly all eyes were on me. They stopped in their tracks and turned slowly to locate the sound of the outburst.
I silently thanked God for answering my prayers and looked up at the 3 brothers.
"It seems to me, that this wolf is terribly saddened by our departure. Could anyone possibly explain why?" Aro said, confusion clouding his face.
"Well why don't you ask her?" Edward suggested.
"Her? This fine animal is a female? Never in all my years have I come across a female shape-shifter!" He cried excitedly. "May I speak with you?" He asked calmly.
"I don't think that's such a good idea Aro, her brothers are very protective of her" Edward said hesitantly.
No way. They are not butting their asses' in my business. If I want to talk to a blood sucker than it's my choice. So they can just piss off.
I pushed everybody out of my way and walked to the front of the crowd so I could stand in front of him, as soon as I got there the sickly sweet smell threw me off and I almost threw wolf vomit up everywhere. I sure was whipped if I was going through with this shit.
"May I?" he asked quietly, offering me his hand.
I knew that Aro wanted to read my thoughts and innermost secrets. And to everyone's, including mine, surprise I took it. I didn't feel I had anything to hide from my imprints brother.
I dipped my head into his palm and hissed when his stone cold hand made contact with my snout.
"Oh my" Aro said making his way to my side
"I think you have seen quite enough, Aro" Edward said in a cold voice beckoning him to move away.
I think about what I am going to do and am confused. Do I stay here with my pack and family where I have grown up my whole life? Or do I pack up and leave with them?
Life just screws me over time and time again.
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