Chapter 66 EPOV
After Edward and Jacobs confrontation at the game and Edward saying things he shouldn't Bella slaps him and runs. Edward doesn't truly understand why she ran. He believes it's just because she's scared of his reaction, but its more than that. When he can't find her he heads to Dimitri's house where the after party is because he's run out of ideas of places to look. Alice calls and fesses up that Bella is in La Push with Jacob. This knowledge sets Edward off. He beats the shit out of his car and when the physical pain from that act doesn't override the emotional pain he's feeling he gets some drugs from Ben. But as it turns out Jessica becomes the voice of reason. She explains to him that he's changed since Bella. He is actually happy and she knows that if he turns to the drugs he won't be. Edward finally realizes she's right and leaves, not before running into Alice who lays into him.
When Edward gets home he asks Carlisle to go down to La Push and get Bella. His response "She's free." Edward comes to the realization that she can be on her own now and he won't always be there to protect her. Edward finds his mothers diary in the library, he realizes Bella's been reading it and knows what happened. She is likely blaming herself and Edwards hurtful words come back to him "You don't know what I've fucking lost because of you."
He runs out of the house with Carlisle hot on his trail. When reaches the beach he is eventually able to comfort Bella. She explains that she went to Jacob because he is understanding and just lets her vent, not like Edward who tells her "Don't say things like that." When she expresses regret for ever being born.
Chapter 67 BPOV
Bella finally finds out Elizabeth was a slave, not only a slave but the Evanson's slave!
She receives her grade for her GED and passed. Then all hell breaks loose!!
Heidi the bitch nurse from the hospital shows up. She is banging on the door, ringing the bell, shouting for Bella the 'stupid little slave girl' to open up. Bella calls Carlisle and he tells her to call Edward. One problem... Edward is in the middle of taking the SAT and has his phone off. Bella's only option for help is to call the last person Edward would ever want her to call, Jacob.
Jacob agrees to get Edward from his test and bring him home. Bella breathes a sigh of relief knowing that Edward is coming but relaxes even more when Heidi leaves. She is in the middle of calling Jacob to just say 'Forget it, don't get Edward, everything is fine.' when she looks out the window and sees James! When Jacob answers his phone the only thing Bella can manage to get out is "Hurry."
Chapter 68 EPOV
Edward is taking his test, not focusing just itching to leave to get to Bella. When it's finally over and he is on his way out he stops to chat with Jessica for a second about college (Probably because he feels he owes her after she talked him out of doing that line of coke.)
Jacob shows up and Edward irrationally starts a fight with him. When Jake can finally get the words out Edward knows there's something wrong and takes off for home.
When he gets there he sees that Heidi is gone and Bella's okay. Jacob pulls up, Edward and Bella go out to talk to him. Carlisle calls Edward and as they are speaking a shot rings out!
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Jacob falls to the ground, with a shot to the chest. Another shot rings out as Edward is diving on top of Bella to shield her. The both of them manage to make it into the car and get the hell out. Not before Bella takes a bullet to the arm.
A black SUV pursues them down the streets of Forks. They are rear ended and careen into some trees, Edward blacks out.
.When Edward finally wakes up Carlisle is there by the car. He's asking about Bella but Edward doesn't know where she is. Edward just knows James has her.
Laurent is lying on the road with a gunshot wound, not fatal. Carlisle didn't shoot him, Edward didn't, who then?
Carlisle wants to get home and get a lock on Bella's chip.
Edward fucked up... OH BOY DID HE FUCK UP!
So lots of exciting things happening. These chapters were pretty intense. Who saw Jacob getting shot coming? I know I didn't! What surprised you the most from these chapters? We're getting to the nitty gritty now! So come on lurkers, let us know what you think. Love it, hate it, want to quit, ready to plow through to the end?
There are quite a few chapters left before we are finished with this story but let me give you a run down of how the next few weeks will play out.
August 19- Chapters 69-71
August 26- Chapters 72-75
September 2- Chapters 76-78
September 9- Chapters 79-Epi(which is 81)
September 16- Outtakes
September 23- The Alec Novella
Catch you in the comments!