Pairings: B/E, Canon
Rating: PG-13 for themes and some language
Spoilers: Primarily Twilight and New Moon, but up through Breaking Dawn, just to be safe.
Author’s Notes: This is based on a “what if?” question. It picks up in the middle of Chapter 10 (“The Meadow”) of New Moon and goes sideways from there, leaving canon. The question is: During Bella’s run in with Laurent, what if the wolves hadn’t shown up when they did? What if they had shown up just a few minutes later? Those minutes change Bella's life forever, and she must learn to deal with the consequences.
Excerpt from Chapter 12:
Alice took a deep breath and held it, and then with one last glance at me said, “Alright. Here we go.”
I watched as she flipped the cell phone open, appearing to move in slow motion as her fingers grazed the keys. As she lifted the phone to her ear I tried to brace myself for what would come next, tried to imagine how completely everything was about to change…
The phone rang once, then went straight to voicemail. There was no greeting, only an electronic beep that set my nerves on fire.
My mind was a single steady hum, and my hands seemed to blur in front of me as I flew across the few feet separating us. I had snatched the phone from Alice’s hand before the thought was fully formed, driven by something deeper than thought. I pressed it to my ear, my whole body shaking.
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