“Understatement though I highly enjoyed Jane’s little outburst. Classic!” I said chuckling.
“Hard to feel confident when you’re surrounded by horse-sized wolves.” Emmett said laughing and began poking Jacobs arm. Jacob grinned widely and mock punched his shoulder in response. I could see Felix wrinkly his nose while eyeing Jacob and I held back a laugh.
“It was the wolves that stopped them in the first place.” Bella said quickly, looking fondly at Jacob.
“Very true. The guard had no intention of so much as slowing our procession let alone stopping until the wolves emerged from the trees. That’s when Aro gave the signal to stop.” I added, trying to give some perspective from the other side of the line.
“Signal? I didn’t see a signal.” Emmett said annoyed.
“You wouldn’t have that’s the point. Discretion is what we’re known for.” Felix said seriously. I could tell that he still held some pride from being a member of the guard and I could see why.
“Absolutely, that was another sight most of them have never seen. The true children of the moon rarely move in packs, and they are almost never in much control of themselves.” I snorted. Figures I got stuck with the one time that was a not the case, just my luck. “Sixteen enormous wolves was a surprise they weren’t prepared for. Caius is actually terrified of werewolves. He almost lost a fight with one a few thousand years ago and never got over it.”
“That’s why he hates them so much?” I asked and Edward nodded. I turned to Felix, “And you failed to mention this why?” I asked, annoyed. I knew Caius had a personal vendetta against werewolves but I never knew why.
“I didn’t know. Caius is not one to prod cast his fears or the reasons behind them now is he. Though it makes sense now. Every time we’ve hunted werewolves he always insisted on joining us.” He said seriously.
“So there are real werewolves. With the full moon and silver bullets and all that.” Bella asked, a little nervous.
“Oh ya.” I answered, remembering their faces especially that of Alexander as he changed from man to animal before my eyes.
Jacob snorted. “Real. Does that make me imaginary?” he teased, clearly enjoying this part of the discussion.
“You know what I mean.”
“Full moon, yes, silver bullets, no. That was just another one of those myths to make humans feel they had a sporting chance.” Edward said.
“And you’ve seen one?” Bella asked me, her eyes wide.
“Several actually and it was not an enjoyable experience.” I replied as I fought back the images of Felix getting hurt because he was to arrogant to back down from a fight.
“There aren’t many very many left. As Felix pointed out Caius and others of the guard have hunted them into near extinction.” There was no accusation in Edwards voice, he was just stating the facts. A few glanced at Felix and he just smiled un-apologetic since I could he wasn’t a fan of werewolves himself. Plus he enjoyed a good fight to much and werewolves definitely provided that.
“And you never mentioned this before because…” Bella asked, looking between Edward and Jacob, clearly a little annoyed.
“It never came up.” He said simply earning a long eye roll from her. Alice started laughing and leaned forward from under Esme’s arm to wink at her. I surprised when Bella looked at her and glared at her.
Alice sighed heavily, “Just get it off your chest Bella.” She said gently.
“How could you do that to me, Alice?”
“Wait what did she do?” I asked confused.
“She left with only a note saying it was the only way for them and not explaining what they were really doing. Then she left me clues basically showing me how to save Renesmee.” Bella all but shrieked. Huh, I assumed they knew what she was up to though now I could see the logic behind it. Aro wouldn’t have waited to kill them if he knew Alice was coming back with re-enforcements.
“It was necessary.” Alice replied calmly.
“Necessary! You had me totally convinced that we were all going to die! I’ve been a wreck for weeks.”
“It might have gone that way in which case you needed to be prepared to save Nessie.” She replied and I could see the pain in her eyes at that thought. Everyone instinctively looked at the little girl asleep on Bella’s lap.
“But you knew there were other ways too, you knew there was hope.” Bella accused but she was no longer yelling.
“Oh, take it down an octave Bella. Do you have any idea how complicated this was to set up? I couldn’t even be sure someone like Nahuel existed, all I knew was that I would be looking for something I couldn’t see.”
“You couldn’t see him?” I asked, surprised.
“No, she can’t see half immortals since she was never one. Just like she can’t see the Quieleute wolves since she’s never been one.” Edward replied while Alice huffed, clearly annoyed by these facts. I nodded, understanding.