Jill (aalatariel) wrote in lion_lamb,

Chapter 3 and we all fall down

Apparently my mind thinks that if I'm not writing my laptop will go to waste. So here is chapter three! I do hope you enjoy and please review! It makes my day :)

And we all fall down
Author: </a></b></a>aalatariel but you can call me Jill!
Rating: T for now will be M with time.
Set during New Moon (why I like to write fics in that time period I have no idea) Edward makes the biggest mistake of his existence but what will happen when he rushes back to fix it? Where is Bella, who has taken her so quickly? Why didn't Alice see it coming? and, most importantly, how much time does he have? I haven't decided yet if this will be another bad Jacob fic (probably not) but I will warn you if I decide to take it in that direction. I was inspired to write this while listening to Muse's version of 'House of the Rising Sun' and 'Almost Lover' by fine frenzy.
Warnings: New Moon spoilers!
A/N: Not my characters...obviously! And it's unbeta'd.

Links to the rest of the chapters!

Bella’s POV

    I could barely open my eyes. It was like all the strength in my  body had evaporated and I was left feeling like a rag doll. That’s not to say that there wasn’t pain, pain shot through me even if the only thing moving were my eyelids. I had no idea where I was, no light shown from any direction as I tried my hardest to look around. The ground was cold,  so cold that it burned my body, and it was hard, and…sticky. My stomach instantly churned as I began to breathe and the distinct smell of blood hit my nose. I felt dizzy and tried my hard not to allow myself to slip back into unconsciousness. I dry heaved and instantly realized how dry and painful my throat felt, I wanted to scream but made sound but one small squeak. Suddenly, I realized the presence of a form standing above,

    “Aw, I’m so glad you’re finally awake. Did you have a good nap?” The voice was unfamiliar to me but I could tell it belonged to a woman. Perhaps she was trying to disguise herself, perhaps I would die before I found out.

    “Edward.” I finally managed to say. My voice sounded so weak, I had said his name barely above a whisper but my captor apparently found great amusement in my saying his name,

    “Edward isn’t here. You told him to go away remember? You told him to go. You were pretty upset with him weren’t you? You told him you hoped he’d go to hell. Well, honey, he will, don’t you worry it’s just that, well, I can’t quite figure out whether or not I want to send you there with him or not. It’s such a hard decision…I may just need Edward’s help.” My heart shattered at her words. Edward had left, Edward hadn’t seen me being kidnapped, he hadn’t seen me disappear, he was gone and I had no way to get a hold of him. I saw a small blue light illuminate just the pearly white teeth of my captor’s wide wicked grin,

    “Is this your phone?” She asked so politely, terrifyingly, all I could do was nod,

    “You don’t mind if I use it do you? I do hope you get unlimited texts, I’d hate for this to cost you more than it already will.” Her musical laugh filled the room, my head swam, “You see, Isabella, I want to play a little game with Edward. Figure out if he really meant all those nasty things he said to you. After all, us girls really need to look out for each other don’t we?” She made me sick, whoever she was,

    “Shut up.” I ground out, still, my pathetic attempt at a comeback just came out as a hoarse whisper,

    “Because if he didn’t mean those things. If he was just being a silly, lying, vampire trying to ‘protect you’ from the big baddies of this world then, I may have to keep you alive for a little longer. I don’t know how many people would like that.” She began typing something out on my phone as tears began collecting in my eyes.

Edward’s POV

    “Do you like playing charades Eddie?” The text message read. My stomach dropped and I furiously dialed Bella’s phone number. The voice that answered startled me,

    “Edward please, please, come get me! Please!!” Bella’s raspy, tear choked, whispers flowed through the receiver and I suddenly found myself sitting on the floor,

    “Bella, where are you darling?, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry Bella. Don’t be afraid, shh, shh, don’t worry we’ll get to you tell me where you are!” I frantically tried to get as much information from her as I could before our call was, more than likely, cut off,

    “I don’t know where I am. Blood, Edward, there’s blood, everywhere. I’m so scared! It’s cold, I’m freezing cold Edward, and it’s dark. I think I’m in a warehouse. She wants to play a game Edward, I don’t know what she wants. Ah!” I heard Bella shriek,

    “LEAVE HER ALONE!” I yelled into the phone, loud enough for whoever was standing there with the phone to Bella’s ear was sure to hear. And with that, the line went dead. “FUCK!” I yelled and tossed my phone across the room.

    “You may need that, I wouldn’t destroy it quite yet.” Rosalie bit out,

    “Do you have any idea how serious this is?!” I yelled back. She glared at me,

    “Edward enough. There’s no use in upsetting every one of your siblings until you have no one left.” Carlisle said. I knew he was right but we were running out of time,

    “Let’s break this down. They couldn’t be too far could they? Vampires are fast but they could still be within the state, that’s for sure.” Esme was trying her best to be rational but I could tell she was just as frantic to begin searching for Bella and to have Alice and I took make up,

    “Where are they though? That’s the problem. What did Bella say Ed? Anything?” Emmett’s eyes met mine, his thoughts urged me to get it together, there would be plenty of people to break in half after we found Bella,

    “That it was cold, very, very cold and there was blood…a lot of blood. I don’t know if it was her own or if it was someone else’s…I didn’t get that far.” I was scared that we were wasting too much time but there was nothing else we could do,

    “Well that doesn’t help much. Are there any warehouses around here?” Emmett asked. Just then my phone vibrated across the room and I rushed to it, another text message,

    “I see you don’t know how to play. It’s okay, I’ll start. Here’s a clue, first word, sounds like, Hurry.” It took all my strength not to snap my phone in half right then and there. Whoever this bitch was would end up as a pile of ashes when I was done with her,

    “Apparently, wherever she is, sounds like ‘Hurry’” I said through clenched teeth. I did not liked being messed with, especially in dire situations such as the one that I found myself in.

    “Hurry, and cold. What’s cold and sounds like Hurry?” Esme was trying her hardest to figure it out,

    “Fuck these games!” Emmett swore. I looked at my brother,

    “I would love that, Emmett, but we can’t go after them if we don’t know where they are.” I said. Rosalie gasped then, and she spoke before I had time to analyze her thoughts,

    “Flurry. Hurry, cold, furry. It makes sense…doesn’t it?” She asked. I could have kissed her,

    “Rose, sometimes you are a genius.” I said. “Flurry ice company. Their warehouse is right outside of town. Thanks Rose, thank you so much.” Rose chuckled darkly,

    “I still say you’re a complete idiot. Go get her so I don’t have to listen to you whine any longer. If you ever endanger this family like this again Edward Cullen I will rip you to shreds myself.” Rosalie snapped at me but, I couldn’t blame her,

    “We’ll stay in case we hear anything else.” Carlisle said. I nodded and then I rushed out the back door with Emmett at my side.

    We were completely silent as we ran toward the outskirts of town. I willed my legs to go faster as I long to have Bella in my arms again, to never have her leave me ever again. I wanted also wanted to apologize to Alice and Jasper for my harsh words, but that would have to wait.  The warehouse loomed, ominous, ahead of us and a growl erupted from me as I wrenched open the front door,

    “BELLA!” I yelled. I heard nothing, but the smell of human blood immediately hit my nostrils and fear ripped through my entire body,

    “Do you smell that Edward?” Emmett asked shielding his nose with the back of his hand. I nodded and rushed further into the warehouse. I could see perfectly well in the dark but saw no one. I smelled the same, foul, smell I had smelled earlier, mixed once again with Bella’s beautiful scent and also, this time, the horrid smell of human blood. I wanted to drop to my knees, I wanted to weep, I wanted to scream and curse because I feared I was too late. I wanted to die, or whatever it was we did, but the sight of a envelope lying in blood caught my eye. It was, of course, addressed to me,

    “Edward -

        Tsk. Tsk. You aren’t too good at playing games, I’m disappointed in you. You’re too late, in case you didn’t figure that out already. Maybe I’m being too hard on you, maybe I’ll make my clues a little easier. Don’t worry, you’ll get a new clue soon. Oh, and let’s recap shall we? In case you haven’t noticed, you can’t read my thoughts, and your pixie bitch of a sister can’t see the future of this situation so stop trying. Let’s play this like a board game too! If you don’t answer a question within a certain amount of time you lose. Question: How much do you love her?
        I absolutely can’t wait to see your answer. I wonder, Edward, how much will you risk? Time‘s running out.”

    I roared with anger and Emmett and I fled from the warehouse. Their scent was gone, however they had covered their tracks it was good. I couldn’t bare it anymore, I couldn’t take not knowing who had Bella in their clutches. As much as I didn’t want to, I was going to have to play their little game. There was nothing I could do, I had no choice but to wait for their next move, they were winning, and I hated that. On the way back home Emmett and I stuck to the woods and ran across Jasper and Alice. Jasper approached me first and I felt a wave of guilt hit me,

    “Edward, I love you but if you ever speak to her in that way again I’ll rip your throat out. Mark my words.” Jasper growled, “I know you’re worried about Bella and I’m sorry that she is missing, we’ll do all we can to find her but that doesn’t mean that you should turn on your family in such a way.” Jasper was right and I did feel bad for what I had said to Alice. Alice approached me next,

    “Alice, I’m so sorry. Please, somehow, forgive me. It’s not your fault in the least that we aren’t able to find Bella. I’m not sure why they can block both of us but something tells me that they have more power behind them than they’re leading on. You are my sister, for eternity, and I never want to hurt you again as I did earlier. I want your help but if you don’t want to help me, I understand.” I said. Alice nodded and stepped closer locking her tiny arms around me in an embrace,

    “If you ever speak to me like that again I will sell every last one of your belongings. I promise.” She said so simply. It was a far less damming threat than Jasper‘s but, for some reason, it was more terrifying, “Oh and the car, thank you in advance for that, it wasn’t necessary but it’s beautiful!” She said excitedly. Car? I didn’t remember buying a car, but I obviously would,     “And if you think I’m not helping you find Bella you’re out of your mind. We’re finding her and we’re killing whoever has her. Trust me.” She growled,

    “We’re wasting time.” I said. I wanted to find Bella, I wanted another fucking “clue”, I wanted her to be safe and alive. Rain began to fall, typical Forks, through the trees and we ran, as a group, back to the house.  My siblings minds were all focused on the road ahead. I wanted to go at it alone but I knew they would never let me. We approached the back door as a torrential downpour hit us. Jasper held the back door open for us and we filed through into the kitchen all of us drenched to the bone. I knew that if I was human I would have been freezing, I knew where Bella had been she had been cold, I prayed that where she was now was warmer. My parents thoughts went from being optimistic as they sensed us in the kitchen but dropped to fearful and disappointed as they noticed that there were only four of us,

“Edward, we have company.” Carlisle said as I turned toward the living room. A frantic wave of thoughts invaded my brain courtesy of the visitor standing beside my parents. I was sure my eyes reflected exactly what I thought as I came face to face with Chief Swan.

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