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Killing Me Softly
Jake was sitting next to his love on the couch, still clutching tightly to her hand. Chloe was away playing with her Aunt Rosalie and Aunt Bella. Thankfully, Summer only received a couple of bruises from her unborn baby’s kicks, but Jake worried nonetheless. Summer kept her silence, annoying the senses out of Jake. He had to speak up eventually, “Why didn’t you tell me you were pregnant, Summer?” She looked away to dry a descending tear. He took her face in his other humid hand and dried it for her. He carefully analyzed her eyes, “You were afraid I would hate you for it.” She gently jerked her chin from his grip, “I hope you do. I’m carrying a monster’s offspring inside of me.” Jake’s eyes narrowed, “Monster’s offspring? What if this child turns out to be an angel like Chloe?” Summer shook her head firmly, “No, Jake. My previous pregnancy was the exact opposite of this one. It spanned the normal nine months, whereas I only noticed this pregnancy a day ago, and look at the growth now. The child already has the ability to kick its legs. Jake, honestly, I’m scared. What if I’m carrying the little son Aro has forever dreamed of raising to become a hideous vampire, similar to himself.” Jake scooted closer to Summer, resting her head on his brawny shoulder, “Let me verify what I ACTUALLY think, in case of further misunderstanding.” He insisted, “Chloe called me her ‘new daddy,’ and I view her as my daughter now, not Aro’s daughter. The same way I look at her is the same way I look at the child you’re carrying.” Summer was bewildered. Evidently, she had a lot to learn about Jake’s opinions. “I know I’m not their biological father,” he continued, “but psychologically, I will always be their daddy. To me, that’s what’s most important.” Summer joyfully threw her arms around Jake, “Jake…I have much to discover about you!” Jake laughed heartily, kissing her lukewarm hand, “All you need to do is ask, babe.” Smiling, she craned her neck upwards to kiss his tender, enticing lips. “May I tell you something?” Summer asked him innocently. “Sure.” “I love you.” “Hm…” He brushed away wisps of her hair and kissed her on the cheeks, forehead, and nose, “And I will eternally, unreservedly love you, Summer.” Summer repeated his sweet words over and over inside her head. There was such immutable fervor in his voice, knocking Summer’s heart to the floor in one fell swoop.
“You okay?” She noticed her eyes were closed. She opened them up to a smirking Jake, “Yes,” she giggled, “perfect.” “I hate to leave you, sweetheart,” he sounded agonized, “but I have to meet up with the pack for a little while, not to mention Billy—my dad.” Though she tried her best to hide it, Summer’s disappointment peeked through her eyes. “Will you be back anytime soon?” Jake twirled a strand of her hair, “I promise.” With one final kiss, Summer obstinately untwined her fingers from Jake’s neck. “Run along, Jacob,” Esme called cheerily to Jake, “our doors are open for you whenever you decide to come back.” He nodded politely, “Thank you, Esme.” He shut the front door, and Summer let out a distressed sigh. It hurt parting with Jake. What would she do while he wasn’t here? Alice obviously had an idea. She skipped to Summer and took a seat on the armrest of the sofa, “Ready, sweets?” Summer returned grin, but with suspicion, “Um, no?” Alice threw her head back in laughter, “Great, let’s go!” She held out her hand to Summer.
Summer followed Alice’s lead, “Why are we going into the woods, Alice?” Summer inquired when they stepped through the back door. “You are in dire need of hunting,” she glanced back at Summer momentarily, “and I am in dire need of spending some time with my only sister who can tolerate me for more than twenty-four hours.” Summer raised an eyebrow playfully at her sister, “Do you think I can outrun you, even though I’m pregnant?” Alice rolled her eyes and turned to face Summer, placing a hand on her hip, “Do pigs fly?” Summer winked, “If you put them in an airplane.” Alice’s smiled faded, “You’ve got yourself a deal.” She challenged, “First one to reach the mountains wins.” “Great,” Summer winked impishly, “Ready?” “Set.” Alice added. “GO!” The two girls yelled and sprinted their way to the destination. Alice was ahead, but, in a matter of moments, Summer overtook her. Alice nearly stopped in her tracks, numb from shock. “Not fair!” Alice whined as she reach the mountainside, “You’re superwoman compared to tiny me.” Summer hugged her lovingly, “Trust me, Alice. Tiny you can do MUCH more damage than me in much less time.” Alice giggled and shrugged, “I know. Now, come. I smell a few mountain lions northward.”
Luckily, with the help of Summer’s shield, they finished their hunting trip in less than half the average time. They chose to walk back peacefully to the house. “So…Summer,” Alice began, hesitant, “Yes, Alice?” She linked arms with her sister. “What was it like, you know, being back with the Volturi.” Summer stared at her moving feet, “It was…interesting. I was attacked the first day back.” Alice halted, her jaw loosened, “Attacked? How, when, why?” Summer explained her confrontation with Dominique. Alice sealed her eyes shut, “You poor sweetheart!” Summer chuckled, “I have to admit, it wasn’t a pleasant sign, but things became increasingly better, especially since I’ve left permanently now.” Alice pecked Summer’s cheek, “Where you belong. Did you tell Aro you’re pregnant?” Summer sucked in her lower lip, “No. I didn’t get a chance to. Jake came before I could.” Alice seemed smug, “Good. He shouldn’t and doesn’t need to know. As far as I’m concerned, your children’s father is Jake now, although he is a mutt.” Summer jokingly jostled her sister, “If you love me, then you have to love him, Alice. We are now a package deal. You just mentioned that yourself.” Alice huffed, “Fine.” They continued walking, until Alice jolted to a sudden stop. Summer’s eyebrows creased, “Alice?” Alice was gazing off into the distance, clearly seeing something from the future. Summer held onto her hand, “What do you see, Alice?” She asked her affectionately. She jerked out of her daze, softly seizing Summer’s upper arms. “Summer,” Alice’s melodious tone quaked with utter terror, “you won’t ever believe this!” The paused appeared endless to Summer, “Alice, tell me!” She begged. Alice’s countenance was distraught, dying to cry simply one tear, “That….that beast inside you is…” She drove herself to strangle out the heart-wrenching words, “it’s killing you by draining your venom.” Summer's mind went completely blank. Was it seriously possible to kill a half-vampire by draining its venom? It looks like she would be the guinea pig of the idea...and tested guinea pigs usually ended up dead.
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