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The Hunt 
26th-Oct-2007 01:33 pm
Who: The Cullen Family & Bella
What: Hunting Trip
Where: Goat Rocks Wilderness
When: July 8th
Status: Incomplete

<lj-cut text="Somewhere, a predator had caught up with its prey">Somewhere, a predator had caught up with its prey; Jasper could sense the chase coming to an end. Both of the creatures' beating hearts were more than audible, despite the fact that they were out of sight. Placing his hand on the small of Alice's back, he gave her a small smile before glancing surreptitiously at Bella. Edward was worried for good reason: even well-fed, Bella could end up in danger thanks to her seemingly bad luck.
"So, everybody up for some fun?" he asked with a grin."
27th-Oct-2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Edward nodded towards Jasper, his face tight with apprehension. He held Bella's hand firmly as they walked side by side.

"Are you ready?" he asked quietly, squeezing her hand. "You can back out at anytime. Just say the word."

He had a bad feeling about the day.
27th-Oct-2007 04:13 am (UTC)
Bella smiled and squeezed Edward's hand back, "I'll be fine. Honestly."
27th-Oct-2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Alice hadn't foreseen anything wrong, so she was quite confident that everything would go just fine. No one could blame Edward for worrying, of course; he was prone to paranoia these days.

"It's like Bella's going to vampire school~!" Alice teased, holding onto Jasper's arm as they made their way to their preferred hunting ground.
30th-Oct-2007 02:24 am (UTC)
Finally, a hunt.

It had been far too long since he'd last hunted. But no, Edward wanted the entire family to be together. Emmett rolled his eyes. This was ridiculous.

But if this was what he had to sacrifice for Bella's sanity and safety in her new life, he guessed he could do it. After all, she was really entertaining to have around.

He turned to Rosalie. "Do you wanna split off or stay here?"
30th-Oct-2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Rose pursed her lips, debating Emmett's question. She had not spoken to anyone except for he and Alice since the epic fight in the garage the day prior, so staying with everyone would be a little...awkward on her part. And besides, she had hunted in ages, and she wanted nothing more than to find her prey and get this over with.

But...they were doing this for Bella's sake. And on the other hand, this would finally give Bella some real insight onto the darker side of this life.

She couldn't miss that.

"Stay here," she said softly.
30th-Oct-2007 03:55 am (UTC)
Jasper chuckled at Alice's joke. "As if high school wasn't enough," he grinned. Dropping a kiss on the top of her head, he looked up at Edward. "Ready to go?"
30th-Oct-2007 07:41 am (UTC)
"Mmhmm," Edward murmured, nodding. He couldn't relax, or enjoy himself like he normally would whilst hunting. He couldn't take the risk.

"I think I smell some goats to our right. We'll start small," he said, looking at Emmett, who had an appetite for larger animals.

Turning to Bella, he sighed. "Would you like to jump on my back? I'll put you down when we get there."
30th-Oct-2007 09:32 am (UTC)
Bella climbed onto Edward's back and buried her head into his neck, smelling him. She couldn't wait until she could run like him, so she didn't have to burden him, although she would miss the chance to get up close like this. Hopefully there would be better oportunities... at least more erotic ones.

31st-Oct-2007 06:15 am (UTC)
"Of course~" she said, breaking away from Jasper and skipping on ahead. Alice enjoyed being out in nature with just her family, where she didn't have to blend in all the time.
3rd-Nov-2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Bella smiled at the blur that was Alice breaking away from the group. She liked this so far, the communing with nature, the closeness with Edward, the family atmosphere. It beat Disneyworld any day!
5th-Nov-2007 11:35 am (UTC)
Edward ran after Alice, his hands protectively holding Bella's legs closely to his body.

It didn't take long before they were on the other side of the clearing. A small group of deer was grazing in the distance. He let Bella down and nodded in the deer's direction.

"That's our lunch," he shrugged.
5th-Nov-2007 11:38 am (UTC)
Bella looked from Edward to the deer and back again, "You can't be serious!" she exclaimed in a low voice, "They're gorgeous! They're almost as beautiful as you are! You can't eat them."
5th-Nov-2007 11:44 am (UTC)
"Would you prefer we hunted something ugly today? Perhaps some diseased Grizzly Bears?"

He suppressed a smile, and kissed her forehead.
5th-Nov-2007 11:46 am (UTC)
Bella rolled her eyes, "Better you than me." she said, "Diseased grizzly's won't bother me."

She smiled sweetly up at him.
5th-Nov-2007 11:49 am (UTC)
"I'd rather have the deer, if you don't mind."
5th-Nov-2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Jasper shook his head at the couple, trying not to laugh. Instead he turned his gaze to Alice. "What would you like?" he asked. "Diseased grizzlies or deer?"
5th-Nov-2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
"I'd take "diseased grizzlies" over deer," she said, eying the creatures with little enthusiasm, "but I don't mind. Not that thirsty right now so it doesn't really matter." Alice grinned.
6th-Nov-2007 03:08 am (UTC)
"Whatever you want," Jasper smiled. "I think we better find those grizzliesm," he added, looking at his brother.
6th-Nov-2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Rosalie rolled her eyes and swallowed back her harsh comments. This display was almost sickening. Beautiful is what Bella had called them. Hn. They were lunch.

Sticking her nose up in the air, Rosalie walked a little faster. This only backed up her theory that Bella had no idea what she was in for.

"As endearing as this is," she began, her back to them, "Think we can hurry this up a bit? Some of us would like to feed sometime this century."
6th-Nov-2007 11:32 am (UTC)
"Perhaps you should go on ahead, Rosalie," Edward said, turning to smile at Bella. "You can be a little messy when you drink."
6th-Nov-2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Rosalie pursed her lips and gave a little smirk. 'I could say a million and three things right now, Edward,' she thought, thinking it better to say it in her head than out loud. 'But for the sake of peace keeping, I won't. You immature prat.'

"That sounds like a good idea, Edward," Rosalie said in a sickly sweet voice. "I won't get in your way."
9th-Nov-2007 10:02 am (UTC)
Bella snickered at Rosalie and Edward. She knew that Rosalie was insulting Edward in her head, could see it on her face. She laughed aloud and then sobered up.

"So," she said in a small voice, her thoughts turning to the hunt ahead, "What now?"
9th-Nov-2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
Jasper smiled at Bella, glad she wasn't taking Rosalie and Edward's fighting too seriously. If she was going to become one of them, she'd have to get used to it quickly. "If we've decided pon the deer, then we're going to drink," he answered, not sure how much Edward wanted to tell Bella about the experience.
11th-Nov-2007 04:01 am (UTC)
"Hopefully sometime his year." Rosalie added, her topaz eyes fixed on the dear. She had better things to think about than Edward and Bella. And right now, that dear look mighty tempting. If they could all just stop talking!

She considered making a 'Let's just eat Bella,' joke. Though it would probably hurry them along, it would make a hell of a lot of trouble, and well, it wasn't worth it.
11th-Nov-2007 04:34 am (UTC)
Alice decided to take it upon herself to start. Tuning out the slight bickering of her siblings, she became very silent, fixated on the deer.

Of course, since they were just deer and not large prey such as grizzlies or mountain lions, it really didn't require this much attention. But she thought Bella might get more out of it if they all tried to take it somewhat seriously.

She focused on a good-sized doe that didn't seem to be aware of them at all. It stood with it's head to the ground, grazing peacefully. Alice didn't think of "Bambi" when she looked at the animal; she thought "sustenance".

Alice's sharp eyesight saw the deer's ears start to rise; in an instant she was on it, fangs to the throat and tearing. It wasn't like the movies where the vampire left two neat pinprick holes in the neck; no, it was much more bloodier and gruesome than that. The jugular vein was torn so that the blood could be drained quickly.
13th-Nov-2007 12:03 am (UTC)
"Oh," Bella let out quietly, as she watched Alice. She took an involuntary step backward, a reflex she didn't even realise she'd done until she found herself two paces behind Edward.

It was somewhat like a car crash. She found herself not able to look away, although she was revolted by what she saw. This was. Weird. And going to change things.

And then the smell of blood hit her, wafting by on a passing breeze, and she was on the ground before she knew it.
13th-Nov-2007 03:29 am (UTC)
Watching Alice proudly, Jasper almost didn't notice the change in the emotions surrounding him. Bella's shock and disgust cut through Rosalie's annoyance and the others' pleasure. Turning his gaze reluctantly from Alice, he realized Bella had collapsed. Restraining the reflex to help a damsel in distress, he glanced questioningly at Edward, not sure if his brother still wanted him away from his human love.
13th-Nov-2007 06:59 am (UTC)
Edward's eyes kept flicking back and forwards between Bella and Alice. When Bella backed away, Edward moved to tell Alice to stop, realising how scared Bella must have been. He stopped and turned suddenly as she fell to the ground. He quickly ran to her side and lifted her into his lap, calling for Jasper to ask Alice to stop.

"Bella? Bella?" He stroked her cheek gently, trying to wake her up. If this didn't work, he'd have to shake her.
13th-Nov-2007 11:39 am (UTC)
Bella could feel Edward's cool hand seeping through the heat of her cheek as she struggled through the black that was engulfing her.

Her eyes fluttered open gently, erratically, and she struggled to get herself into a sitting position.
13th-Nov-2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
At Alice's side in a second, Jasper carefully got Alice's attention. A vampire feeding, even if she was his mate, was something to be wary of.
"Alice, love, time for a break," he told her, holding his breath. The smell of blood was starting to fill the small area. For him, at least.
14th-Nov-2007 04:47 am (UTC)
Even though Alice considered herself to be pretty well in control of her blood lust, it took her a moment to snap out of it.

At first she let out something sounding like a snarl, but she quickly realized who it was and gave her head a little shake. "Jasper, what is--" But then she saw the small form of Bella on the ground and a very worried Edward leaning over her.

"Oh no..." Her eyes went from Bella to the doe, now dead on the ground and staining the earth with blood. Pushing the carcass away she stood up, licking the blood from her lips. "Well that didn't go as well as expected. Good thing we opted for the deer and not the grizzlies."

Despite the situation, Alice remained calm. She had faith in Bella. Someone had to, and after all, the human had made her decision perfectly clear.
16th-Nov-2007 09:08 am (UTC)
Edward breathed a sigh of relief when Bella opened her eyes, and pulled her gently into his arms. He looked over his shoulder to where Jasper and a slightly concerned Alice.
"This was a bad idea," he said, mainly to himself, but he knew everyone would have heard it. He stood up with Bella in his arms and began to walk out of the clearing.
16th-Nov-2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Alice heard him quite clearly, and was displeased. She didn't want to walk over there and upset the two, but she did want to make her thoughts quite clear.

Edward, aren't you overreacting? At least ask her what she wants to do before you go carting her off as if you're Tarzan, she thought clearly in her mind. Besides, Bella has to get used to it sooner or later.

It wasn't her decision to make, and Alice knew that, but it also wasn't Edward's either.

With a sigh she entwined her fingers with Jaspers and leaned against him.
17th-Nov-2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Squeezing Alice's hand, Jasper debated whether or not to intervene. He knew Edward wouldn't like it, but Alice seemed unhappy, and Alice took precedent over Edward. "Let Bella rest for a few minutes before starting any arguments," he advised them.
18th-Nov-2007 06:27 am (UTC)
She would have made a joke, but really, she didn't feel up to it. "I know; I wouldn't want to start another fight. Especially after Bella was so upset when Rose and Edward fought. But..." Alice chose her words carefully. "I think Edward should give Bella a little more credit."

Suddenly, she laughed. "Jeez. I have to stop meddling. It's their choice." Alice tilted her head to the side thoughtfully. "Do you need to feed while we're here? We can go somewhere else, while Bella recovers."
18th-Nov-2007 06:32 am (UTC)
Bella shook her head a little, to clear the buzzing noise behind her ears, and gave a shaky grin, "I'm fine. I really am. It wasn't a reaction to Alice. It was a reaction to the blood, honestly. Who knows, maybe I'll be a vampire who is allergic to blood," she joked weakly.
19th-Nov-2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
Edward's face was hard as he gripped Bella safely in his arms. He wasn't totally convinced she had made a full recovery.

"You've seen all that there is to see, Bella," he said softly, whilst concentrating on blocking out Alice's thoughts.
19th-Nov-2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Jasper shook his head; he understood that Edward was worried, but he also knew Alice was right. "Alice, love, your meddling helps, sometimes," he kissed her cheek. "Edward, just give Bella a chance to make up her own mind," he added to his brother.
'Isn't this what you wanted?' he asked mentally. 'For her to see the reality of being...one of us?'
19th-Nov-2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Edward sighed and looked at Jasper. "I'd laugh at the irony of it all if I wasn't so worried about her," he thought.

"Do you want to stay?" he asked Bella softly.
21st-Nov-2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Bella nodded, weakly, vaguely, "I'm fine. I really am."

She pushed Edward away with one hand, not even bothering to try to move him, "Go and eat," she said, giving him a watery smile.
21st-Nov-2007 04:09 am (UTC)
Edward muttered something under his breath and set her down gently on the ground.

"Alice, are you ok to watch her?"
21st-Nov-2007 04:30 am (UTC)
"Of course," she said, careful to keep her expression neutral. "Take as long as you need."

Alice made her way over to Bella, sitting down near her and laying down in the grass. Fresh blood was in her body and her skin looked a little less pale. That, coupled with being out in nature, was a wonderful feeling.

Suddenly she just wanted to be alone with Jasper. Although she loved time with her family, she also needed their own special time, free of complications.
22nd-Nov-2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Jasper smiled as he tuned into Alice's feelings. Watching her studiously, he muttered to Edward.
"Don't take too long, all right?"
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