Romantic getaways... that sounds like something I would be interested in. Well, I would be if there were any romance in my life. I can't believe that Jacob is afraid that he'll hurt me. I'm the half vampire for crying out loud. I need to find a way to persuade him I guess, but how? What is that? That cracking sound? Someone is approaching but who?
The sound of my mothers voice calmed me.
- Yeah, mom. Over here.
Why did she sound so frightened?
- What are you doing out here all alone?
Oh my god the thought that ran through my head at that moment is not something that i would normally think about.
- I just needed some time to be alone with my thoughts.
Why was she wondering this? It's not like her, sure she's worried about me but not like this.
- Well we need you back at the house, for a family meeting.
What could this meeting be about? Will I find out what's wrong or will they try to keep it from me, without succes?
- Okay I'll be right there, you go ahead mom.
Why was she still here? She usually goes ahead without me even having to tell her to go.
She just stood there quiet waiting for me. Then I heard a voice calling for us.
- Nessie, Bella?
It was just Jacob. I was frightened when I heard the alarm in my boyfriends voice.
- Over here Jake.
I said quietly because I knew that he heard me. He could hear my heart beating and my quiet breathing so why even bother to call out our names?
Then I saw Jacob running toward us, shirtless, and I suddenly forgot that I was frightened by there odd behavior. All I could think about at that moment was his bare chest pressed up against mine with our bodies locked together sharing the most passionate moment in the history of all kind. Then I caught myself, I knew that both Jacob and my mom could here my uneven breathing.
- We were just about to go back to the house.
I said while catching my breath, this non romantic stuff was really getting on my nerves.
Then all of a sudden Jacob swooped me up in his arms and kissed me. He had kissed me before, but not with this kind of passion. This kiss was the exact same thing that I just thought about when I saw him running toward us. It made breathing seem hard and my heart jumped unevenly in my chest. Then I realized that my mom was no longer here. I was all alone with Jacob, which I had never been before. I found myself clingin on to him, holding him tighter than I ever had before. We kissed passionatly for a few minutes when I started unbuttoning the buttons on my blue cashmere sweater that he'd bought me for christmas. Jacob didn't hesitate, he started unbuttoning his jeans when the voice of my father ecoed in the air.
- Nessie? Jacob?
Damn it, talk about bad timing. Jacob buttoned his jeans again and I put my sweater back on. By the time my dad got to us I was fully dressed standing four feet away from Jacob looking totally casual. Maybe to casual.
- Erhmm, Hiya dad.
What was I saying? He would know that something was up as soon as he heard my voice. If he didn't already from reading Jacob's mind.
- We miss you at the house Renesmee, you too Jacob.
Oh my god he knows!
- Yeah, dad we were just about to head back actully.
- Yes I'm sure you were.
Damn it, damn it, damn it.
- Well let's head back dad, Jake?
- Of course, Nessie.
I feel like I'm going to start crying any minute now.
While the three of us ran through the woods I started wondering why Jacob didn't stop me before. Why he let me go on like I did. We were close to the house now so we slowed down.
Rosalie came running through the door to hug me as soon as I'd slowed down. What is up with everyone today? I thought t muself.
- Hey Rose.
I said while she hugged me tightly. I heard Jacob snorting behind me, he didn't like when (Blondie) as he calls her get's to close to me. Rosalie let me loose when she heard Jacob's snort, which is not something she would normally do. Normally she would hug me even tighter just to piss him off.
Dad lead me trough the doors to the house at that moment, I'd been so tangled in my own thought's that I hadn't noticed that everybody was walking inside.
Jasper said at the same moment as Esme hugged me tightly, which Jacob didn't mind at all.
- Hey Jazz.
I said while I hugged Esme back tightly.
- How are you today?
- I'm fine, and how about you?
I asked without even listening to my own voice. I knew that he could feel that I was anxious about something and that he could feel the emotions that I had just before my dad interuppted me and Jacob and that made flush.
- As usual.
Jasper said as he moved closer to me.
- Don't worry your'e secret's safe with me.
He said quietly in my ear and that made me blush even more.
- Erhmm, thanks Jasper.
I said with a red face.
He walked away quickly to stand by Alice. Microseconds after that Carlisle entered the room followed by Seth, Emmet and my mom.
- Hello everyone.
He said in a voice that had me under the impression that he tried to sound as normal as he could.
- Well, what I'm about to say is not something I say with joy.
He was anxious too, everybody in this room was anxious I could feel it. There was a tension in the room that was just unbearable. All of the sudden that tension dissapeared, so I knew that it was Jasper who was calming us down.
- Thank you Jasper.
Carlisle said with a greatful voice.
- Well I guess I'd better get to the point then.
- The Volturi are coming.
Now I felt the horror that filled the room. Jacob moved closer as if to protect me from what we all knew was coming at some point. He held me tightly by the hips.
- And they do not come in peace.
Carlisle said sadly.
It was quiet for a few seconds that felt like they lasted forever. Then suddenly I felt Jacob's warm finger on my cheek.
- It's okay Nessie, I won't let them hurt you, schhh.
He said in my ear.
- You don't have to cry.
I was crying? I hadn't noticed. I put my finger to my other cheek and I felt the moisture on it.
- We can run but someone would have to stay here to protect Charlie.
Carlisle said, but I almost couldn't hear him. All I could think about was loosing Jacob and my family.
- But they would find us sooner or later.
I couldn't think when I heard these words come out of Carlisle's mouth.
- We can fight.
Emmet said but not with the same enthusiasm that you usually hear in his voice when he says those words.
- Yes, Emmet. I'm afraid that's our only option.
No, no, no, no.
I screamed without thinking.
- Ness, It's the only way.
Jacob said with a sad voice.
- No!! I won't loose you. I just won't.
The tears were filling up my eyes again.
- You won't.
Now the tears were falling down my cheek.
- Why?! What do they wan't from us?!
I asked screaming.
- We don't know.
- How long have you known about this?
I asked after I calmed myself a bit.
- For three days.
- Three days?!
I screamed, I was angry now.
- So that's why everybodys acting so weird?! That's why you didn't stop me Jake? That's why my secret's safe with you Jazz? Because you're gonna die so you won't have anybody to tell the secret to? You didn't wan't to die a virgin Jake is that it?
I was so angry I thouhgt I was going to explode.
Now everybody was quiet for a minute.
- So nobodys answering me?
I ran for the door, on my way I grabbed a key. When I was outside I noticed for the first time that all of the cars were on the driveway. They were ready to leave. I hit the button on the key, to see the light's blinking on my moms red Ferrari. I got in the car as fast as I could and drove off. While I was driving on the road through the woods that ead away from my house I heard nothing except Jake and Seths hearts in the house and the packs in the woods,nobody had moved an inch since I left not even the pack. I was surprized that no one had tried to stop me yet. I was on the highway by now, I had no idea where I was heading just that I was heading away from Forks. Maybe I would go to California where the sun is? No one would follow me there except for Jake but not even he would be as stupid as to follow me after what he just did. And he wouldn't send the pack either. Suddenly I heard a sound. It was just my stomach. I was hungry. Lucky for me there's a diner just by the highway. I should see it by now. And there it is, ahh the glory of the diner. I drove off the highway and parked on a parking spot. I looke trough the windshield only to see that it was raining.
- Damn it.
I said to myself. I looked at the seat next to me and there was a bag. I opened the bag carefully. When it was open I saw my clothes in it. My rain jacket was there, thank god. I put the jacket on quickly before I stepped out into the rain. I half ran trough the rain. The first thing that hit me when I got in was the heat. It struck me like a thunderbolt. I took my jacket off as quickly as I could without looking inhuman. On the wall was a poster that held information about the town that I was in. I hadn't noticed how far I'd driven but the poster said Welcome to Tillamook, Oregon. I've gone all the way to Oregon in what felt like minute but as I turned my head to the left I saw a clock on the wall that told me that it had been seven hours since I'd left Forks. No wonder I was hungry. I sat down at a table and within a minute a waitress came over to hand me a menu. I looked at the menu.
- Do you have any pasta?
- Yes, we have spagetthi bolognese.
The waitress said smiling.
- I'll have that and some water, thank you.
I said smiling, well atleast I was trying to smile.
- Coming right up.
- Thank you.
I said again.
I sat there for about ten minutes, staring out the window through the rain when a man came to sit by me.
The man who I thought I'd seen before said with a nice voice. He was not human that was for sure.
I said with a voice as composed as I could.
- I'm John.
The man said while reaching his hand toward mine.
I said while shaking his hand.
- Here is your'e pasta miss.
The waitress said.
- Thank you.
I said smiling.
- Can I get you anything?
She said to the man who called himself John.
- No I've got everything I need right here, thank you.
He said nodding at me.
- Ok then.
The waitress said with her eyes on me.
I just smiled back.
- So which one are you?
I said in a quiet voice as soon as the waitress was gone.
- Excuse me?
- Your'e Felix right?
I said impatient.
- Yes well you caught me.
- Yes I guess I did.
I said smiling.
- So why haven't you ran yet?
He said a bit surprized.
- Well, you obviously did not come alone since there are seven people besides us in this diner and I can only hear five heartbeats.
I said like it was a matter of fact.
- Yes well your'e smarter than we thought.
He admitted once again.
- And also I have bit of a death wish.
I said a bit smugly. But I could feel the tears in my eyes.
- Should we go then?
- Yes I guess I have no other choice.
I said a bit anxious.
- No you really don't.
He got up from his chair, threw some money on the table and then reached for my hand. I took his hand and got up quietly.
He sniffed my hair and whispered.
- We have to make it look like were in love.
I leaned my head over and I kissed his lips without hesatating as we walked slowly out of the diner.
- You are a very good actress.
He said when we were outside the diner. He grabbed my hand.
- May I have the keys please?
He asked, as if he would leave me any choice.
I said as I reached for the keys in my pocket. He took them while kissing my hand. Then he walked me toward the car still holding my hand. He unlocked the car and opened the door for me on the passenger side. I got in quickly. And so did he. We drove on to the highway again. But to the north. Which is the opposite direction that I'd driven. Of course we were going back to Forks.
- Your'e taking me back to Forks aren't you? To kill me in front of my family?
He answered shortly.
This journey felt even shorter. I saw how the trees blew past us as we drove as fast as the Ferrari could go. We were back in Forks before I could say Chasaam.
While we drove on the small road that lead to the Cullen resident I tried to listen, I tried to hear my family. And I could I could hear them moving around in there I could here Jacobs heartbeat. I could hear the heartbeats of the pack. The tears were filling up my eyes. I could feel the warmth that radiated from the house that was filled with my friends and family. The tears were falling now.
- You can feel death getting closer can't you?
Felix asked, I was take by surprize.
- Umm, yes.
I said with a lump in my throat that just kept getting bigger and bigger. It was so close now, and there was nothing I could do about it. I could see the house now. This was the first time I noticed how unsafe it looks. It was night, and the lights were on in the house.
- Are you ready?
Felix asked with a smile that was showing his teeth.
- Will I ever be?
I said, still with a lump in my throat.
- No I guess not.
He said while stopping the car. He got out and walked over to open my door. I noticed that Alec and Demetri had stopped just behind us. I got out of the car and started walking toward the front porch. When I opened the door all eyes turned to me. We'd caught them by surprize.
Jacob said with relief in his voice.
Felix would't let me finish saying his name. He pushed me trough the door and a moment of silence came. Right after that my entire family got in to their defensive crouches. High snarls came from Jasper, Emmet, Carlisle, Dad, Seth and Jacob's chests. They were all showing their teeth.
Felix said calmly.
- We caught you off guard didn't we?
- Yes you did.
- Well we really didn't have any other choice.
That sound came from Emmet.
- You should be really proud though.
- How come?
- Renesmee was very helpful in this scenario. She didn't even put up fight. And she did everything I said.
Felix said with a grin.
- Get off her.
My dad snarled. I guess Felix had shown him what I did.
- Be quiet Renesmee.
- Don't you dare say her name!!
I looked at Jacob with a forgiving face. And I mouthed I love you. I saw a tear roll down his face. The first time I saw him cry will be my last. Now tears rolled down my face too. I can't believe I was so stupid. I didn't even try to run.
- Well let's get to the point shall we?
Felix said. I gulped at the sound of his voice. This was really the end.
Felix bent my neck over and my hair fell to one side. The tears were really falling now. He bent his head down toward me and looked me in the eye. His look was very hostile. The frase if looks could kill suddenly ran through my head. I could see something dark coming toward me from the side. All of a sudden I was on the floor. Jacob ran toward me crying. He embraced me as hard as he could. I looked up to the left to see the pack holding the three men up against the wall. I lifted my head up to kiss Jacob. I was wrong before, this kiss was the most passionate kiss of all kind.