To my utter surprise, Jacob's steady breaths and light snoring lulled me into a dreamless sleep. I didnt toss or turn, I was motionless, and exhausted. Though it seemed that the face of that woman never left my memory, it never failed to pop up behind my bleary eyelids as I dozed. I couldnt help the overwhelming feeling of fear that consumed me, the utmost terror that overpowered me to an extreme that was unfathomable to possibly anyone on the planet.
And that wolf, how can I explain that? He was huge, and a deep russet color, his eyes were a deep chocolate brown, that seems extremely familiar, and emotion was easily detected. Was it really possible that an animal could feel concern for a complete stranger? For someone that was relatively new to the area, and hasnt even had a chance to bond with it? Someone that wouldnt even contemplate associating with such a wild creature? I was shocked at the worry in his eyes, at the loving nature it posessed, and at its closeness. Things have been so strange since I left Florida, and I dont know what to make of it.
Movement jostled me awake, and I look up, to see Jacob staring down at me, a slight smile playing on his lovely face. "Hey, Ari. Are you all right?"
"I think so, just a lot of things going on in my little blonde brain." I smiled back.
"Oh, damn. The world is coming to an end!"
"Shut up, Black! This is serious! Im freaking the hell out!" I squeaked, feeling anxiety creep over me.
"What are you freaking out about, Rabbit?"
"I saw this crazy lady with red eyes, she was trying to kill me, Jacob. And I saw a wolf, a huge wolf, and he looked really concerned for me. And then I heard you talking to that Sam guy about a light coming out of me, and I feel like I am getting all messed up again. Or that maybe the world is really trying to kill me, because the cancer didnt." I said in one breath, stumbling over the words.
Jacob just stared at me wide eyed and opened mouthed, not knowing what to say, and probably not knowing how to feel. A conflicted look crossed his face, and his jaw snapped shut, his eyes returned to their warmness, and he placed his large hand on my cheek.
"Ari, its nothing. You fell asleep. It was just a dream." He whispered.
I jolted upright, and jumped off of the couch, standing tall and angry, then slowly turned to face Jacob. "It isnt a dream, Jake! It wasnt a dream! I felt it, it was real! Her hands were so cold, and her eyes were crimson enough to be blood. She was malicious, and terrifying, and I know she was really there. And the wolf was there too, if it wasnt for that damn wolf, I am absolutely positive that I would be dead. It wasnt a dream."
"I dont know what you are talking about, Aribella." Jacob told me, almost silently.
"Oh, really?! How did I get here, then? Why does my head hurt? Why did you ask if I was all right when I woke up? Why do I still feel her hands on me? Why do I feel like I want to die again, Jacob?! Tell me why!!" He stared at me stunned, his jaw practically touching the ground. "Tell me why I saw your mom, and why she told me that I needed to stay, because you need me?"
I turn on my heel, and exit out of the familiar House Of Black, passing a very concerned and shoked Billy in the living room before lightly closing the door behnd me. I feel tears streaming down my face yet again, and storm into the woods. If this woman is still here, maybe Jacob will finally believe me once he finds me dead. Im not looking to die, as much as I am looking for proof. I know these things happened, and there is no stopping me once I get started. I am hell bent on getting evidence of this monsters existance, and I am sincerely hoping that I see the wolf again, so that it knows Im all right, aside from my anger.
Four men strut out of the trees towards me, and I try to push passed them, digging my elbows into their ribs and shoving them off to the side with all of my strength. But they are just like Jacob. Tall and built, handsome and tan. I was completely powerless against them, and there was no way that I could break through. So I settled for walking around.
|Jennifer Lawrence||as Arabella(Ari) Mae Swan|
|Kristen Stewart||as Isabella Marie Swan|
|Taylor Lautner||as Jacob Ephriam Black|