We finally made it back to the Cullen’s. The other Wolves had already gathered there, and were lounging around outside, still in wolf form. The jumped up when we showed up, snarling softly, and hair raised. Evan was holding on, but his voice was fading. Our little group was met by Emmett, Edward and Carlisle, looking wary.
“ Carlisle!” I ran to him quickly.
“ Please help us. There was a little, um, misunderstanding and now Evan is hurt badly…Please, can you help?” I cried.
“ Evan?” Emmett asked.
“ It’s a long story! But if we help him, Renesmee will be happy.” I said confidently, hoping that Evan was right when he said that he and Renesmee were meant to be.
Carlisle rushed forward, blurring. Soon Evan was carried into the house and laid on the table, Carlisle giving orders. I stood back and watched helplessly. I didn’t see Jacob slip out of the room. My full attention was on Evan.
“ How are you feeling, son?” Carlisle asked, ten minutes later.
“ Oh I am fine.” Evan said softly. “ I am starting to heal, I can feel it.”
Carlisle looked at Edward. Edward nodded quickly.
“ We need to discuss some things with you Evan.” Carlisle said, the rest of the Cullen’s crowding into the room.
“ Well of course. But I would prefer Mika to leave. There are things she does not need to know yet.” Evan said, staring at me.
I flinched at being brought to the center of attention. Golden eyes and one pair of green ones peered at me.
“ Oh, uh, right. Ok. Ill be outside.” I quickly exited the house. The day was drawing to a close. The evening was making the dense forest look misty and dangerous.
I sat down on the steps. I looked around. All the Wolves were gone. Including Jacob. Well that was just great. Someone sat down next to me. I jumped in surprise and turned to face them. For some reason, I was jumpy today. Renesmee sat next to me, looking at me with wide brown eyes.
“ Evan told us everything.” She said, her voice sweetly echoing around my head.
I nodded and turned forward.
“ He was right. He is perfect for me. One of the only other ones like me. And I love him. I know that sounds stupid, but I cant explain it. Its like a pull I cant escape.”
I pulled myself out of my own misery I was drowning in. Renesmee was confiding in me. She just needed some to talk to.
“ I’m glad for you Renesmee. Really I am.” I said finally. I was glad for her. I was just drowning in my own misery. Making her happy had made MY love made at me.
“ Please, call me Nessie, Mika. And I know things are not good between you and Jake now. But I do know that he loves you. And he will get over it.”
Against my will, I felt tears well up in my eyes. She was wrong. “ I just wanted you to be happy. I took the person you loved. I thought everything would be ok after this. But its not.” I ended in a whisper as a tear slipped down my face. Renesmee frowned and put an arm around me, pulling me close. I rested my cheek on her shoulder.
“I have known Jacob since I was born. He will get over it.” Renesmee said, resting her cheek on my head.
“ But you have never hurt him like this.” I said, pulling away. Everyone would have just been better off if I had never come here. And there was something I could do about it.
I could leave.