“Bella, at last we finally meet” the figure speaks her voice flawless and for some unseen reason familiar. “I don’t want to be here too long so ill make this brief,” they continue.
“Tanya” I whisper, as everything finally click into place, her voice from the phone call, its defiantly her.
“yes Bella, anyway I'm here to tell you to leave Edward alone, he’s moved on and your silly little phone calls are becoming irritating” she explains, her face becomes clearer as my eyes adjust to the light. She is unimaginably beautiful, with perfect features that models envy.
“Moved on?” I question as it all clicks into place “oh. Moved on...with you” I reinterpret what she is saying. As I say it aloud it starts to become confusing. Edward had the opportunity years ago to be with her, and he never did, so why her why now?
“YOUR LYING” I shout at her, even though I know I should be scared and know that it is perfectly reasonable for him to want to be with someone like her.
“You heard the phone call Isabella. What part cant you understand. Me and Edward are together and he doesn’t want anything to do with you” As she says the words my insides begin to crumble and that whole that was starting to heal began gaping open. I couldn’t listen to this. “Stop it. Your lying and I think you should leave now”
“Bella I came here for your own good. I'm doing this to help you get over him” she replies softly, as if she were my friend. “They’ve all moved on and are starting to get annoyed with your pathetic little phone calls” she snipes; now getting angry.
“Not Alice, she was my best friend, she would never forget me, she loves me, they all did”
“Did being the operative word Bella. You need to move on” Tanya starts moving towards me.
“BELLA!” All of a sudden Jake is in-between me and Tanya and they both instantly crouch, ready to fight if the time arises.
“Jake, make her go.” I sob as what she says makes me realise that they aren’t my family anymore they are hers.
Everything went black then, that’s the last I can remember. My head is throbbing, and my chest is empty there’s nothing there.
“Bella?” The pain and worry clear in his voice
“Jake, wher-tanya?” I try to stumble a sentence together as I struggle to sit up. All of a sudden a warm strong arm helps my upright, and as I open my eyes I can see the pain in his eyes. Instantly I know I’ve hurt him again. I’ve made it clear to him that he would never be enough.
“She’s gone, she left just after you collapsed. She’s probably gone back to your other dirty bloodsuckers to tell them that mission accomplished, they’ve managed to hurt you...again. And do you know what’s worse? I let them, I could have stopped it this time but I just let you walk in and break your heart all over again” He whispers so quietly I can barely hear.
“It's not your fault Jake. Never ever believe that it’s your fault. I drag you into this mess and just expect you to help pull me back.” I reply holding my chest as the pain threatens to take over my whole body.
“Its fine, she’s gone, everything can go back to norm-“
“No it can’t. She said he’s moved on, that they’ve all forgotten about me. But I know she’s lying Jake. I can’t believe her till I see it for myself.” I but in, still afraid to say his name.
“So what you going to do Bella, go find them, go ask him for yourself” he asks confused. As he sees the look on my face, he starts shaking “NO NO NO BELLA I WONT LET YOU GO!” he shouts standing up
“Jake please, calm down.”
“Move back Bella, I don’t want to be too close if I change” he begs.
As I step back I mentally calculate how much money I have and how far it could get me. I should be able to get to Denali and back with what I have, all the while my eyes fixed on Jake, his shaking body gradually relaxing.
“It’s ok Jake,” I whisper trying to help him calm down. “I don’t want you to get mad, but I have to go, I have to see it for myself, then...maybe I can move on, but not until then” I explain quietly hoping not to trigger him off.
“Fine.” Is all he replies.
“Thank you, I needed you to approve, I need you to look after Charlie make sure he’s ok”
“Oh no I'm coming with you. Did you really think that I would let you go running to a clan of bloodsuckers alone” he replies sharply, I can tell I've upset him.
Even though I know someone could get hurt, I'm too selfish to refuse, I feel better knowing he will be with me.