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The two elated প্রেমী walked back hand in hand to the Cullens’ প্রথমপাতা with joy and happiness in their hearts, despite the consequences they could face in the future. As far as they were concerned, their প্রণয় would be kept a secret from the Cullens, because Alice couldn’t see Summer with Jake in her visions and Edward couldn’t read Summer’s mind. All Jake had to do was try his best not to think in detail about Summer আরো than the regular imprinting allowed. Jake’s brothers would know about it, but that was fine. After all, they were নেকড়ে-মানুষ also, so they couldn’t say anything against Jake imprinting on Summer. Jake stopped in the driveway when they reached the house. “That was the most wonderful half-hour of my life, Summer. Thank you.” He kissed her sweetly on the cheek a few times, making her giggle, “Mine too, Jake. I hope we see each other again soon.” He winked mischievously at her, “You won’t even know I was gone, sweetheart.” With one last hug goodbye, Jake ran off to La Push, and Summer stepped through the front door of her home. She shut the door and turned to face all the eyes of her entire family staring at her. She wasn’t in any trouble; obviously this wasn’t something anyone could অথবা wanted to blame her for, but they did care immensely about her well-being. Alice danced over to her, “How was your walk?” Summer slightly grinned, “It was wonderful, Alice. Thank you.” Chloe squealed with joy, “She’s telling the truth.” Esme, who was holding Chloe, kissed the little girl’s forehead, “We never doubted that for a second, darling.” Carlisle winked at Summer, “We’re happy আপনি had fun, dear.” He chuckled lowly, “Sorry if we seemed overpoweringly concerned, Summer. We simply want আপনি to remain out of harm.” He embraced her, like a father would to his daughter. She clung to him, hoping they wouldn’t be too upset if she kept a few things to herself about Jake. Esme handed over Chloe to Summer, “She’s a little tired, honey, so maybe আপনি should take her upstairs for a nap.” Summer nodded politely and kissed Esme on the forehead, “Thank আপনি so much for taking such great care of her, all of you.” Rosalie beamed, “As always, it’s never any trouble, Summer.”
Bella rushed up to Summer and grabbed her arm. Alice, who was standing পরবর্তি to Summer, reached for her free hand. Alice giggled, “C’mon, missy, we have some girl talk to get done.” Bella patted Summer’s shoulder and whispered, “It won’t be TOO girly. I promise.” Alice hauled her up the stairs with Bella trailing behind. Alice locked the room door while Summer placed half-asleep Chloe under the covers. Bella sat down on the rug, and Alice sprawled out across the edge of the bed, resting her head in her hands as she stared up at Summer. Summer took a আসন পরবর্তি to Alice; she sighed, “So, what am I in trouble for?” Alice furrowed her eyebrows, “Why does something have to be wrong for us to just girl talk with you?” Summer stuck her tongue out at Alice, “Fine, আপনি make a valid point. What do আপনি two want to talk about?” Bella leaned her head back, smirking at Summer and Alice, “You can’t tell?” Summer rolled her eyes and fidgeted with her fingers, “This is about the future fight between Aro and Jake….isn’t it?” Alice bobbed her head from side to side, “That…and a few other things…” her voice trailed off. Summer didn’t know if that was either good অথবা bad. “I know. this situation seems all too awkward to even comprehend. I mean, really, must this happen to me, a married girl?!” Alice interrupted her minor breakdown, “We’ll see to it that Jacob keeps his distance from you, Summer. He can’t be around you, because eventually, আপনি ARE going to have to face Aro again. And when he reads your thoughts, he’ll be furious to know আপনি fell in প্রণয় with someone else.” “Ughhhh…” Summer moaned. She let her head fall despairingly into her hands, “Love can never be easy, can it?” Bella stood onto her knees and stroked Summer’s hair, “It can and will be easy for আপনি as soon as we finish this conversation.” Summer peeked at Bella’s benign countenance, “Why is that?” Alice tickled Summer behind the ear, “Don’t আপনি know the meaning of patience, child?” Bella laughed, but Summer glared at Alice playfully, “Yes, master, আপনি can go on now.” Alice flipped back her hair, “What happened on that walk of yours with Jake.” Summer’s face froze. Uh oh. She was being pulled into deep waters, and had a high possibility of drowning. “We just talked is all.” Alice and Bella arched an eyebrow. Bella rolled her eyes, “You’ve got to be joking.” Alice wagged her finger, “There’s something you’re not telling us, Summer. Whatever happened, no matter how ridiculous, is okay, but only once. Jacob won’t have an explanation for the পরবর্তি time. And there won’t be a পরবর্তি time.” Summer didn’t understand why, but her হৃদয় felt like it had begun to crack in two at Alice’s words. “Summer,” Bella begged, “tell us, please. We’re your sisters; আপনি can genuinely trust us.” Summer’s lips tightened into a hard line, “We kissed, okay? I’m not proud of it, but somehow it did feel right.” Bella was both happy and sad at the same time; she wanted Summer and Jake to be happy, but she also wanted them secure. They স্নেহ চুম্বন would never guarantee their full safety.
Alice rested her head on Summer’s shoulder, “Do আপনি প্রণয় him?” she nearly shied away from the words. It didn’t seem like the appropriate প্রশ্ন to ask at the moment. Summer tried to look away, “…Maybe.” “Do আপনি প্রণয় Aro?” Bella perked up. Summer believed that to be the million-dollar প্রশ্ন recently. She squeezed her eyes shut, “Yes, but I don’t think he loves me for…well…me.” Alice ran her fingers over Summer’s arm, “You believe he loves আপনি for your powers.” Summer nodded apathetically. “I’ve started to wonder whether he married me only to keep me linked forever with the Volturi. Alice interjected, “I doubt that, honey.” It took quite a lot of strength for Alice to disagree, but in her heart, she knew Aro loved every detail and feature of Summer’s inner and outer beauty. Although, he could do some tweaking on his own self before she ran back to him. “You DOUBT that?” Summer was taken aback; those were the last words she EVER expected to hear out of Alice’s mouth. “Summer,” Alice gazed deeply into Summer’s eyes, “Bella and I know how strong the bond is in vampire mating, though Bella isn’t yet a vampire. This mutt imprinting ridiculousness isn’t nearly as strong.” Bella thought she should’ve opposed that on Jake’s behalf, but she abstained. She, too, believed Aro was really the one for Summer. “Aro won your হৃদয় first, Summer,” Alice continued, “and I think that justifies the fact that আপনি both belong to one another.” Summer’s eyes narrowed, “What are আপনি all implying?” Bella spoke up, “We’re implying that আপনি should make arrangements to go back to Aro.” Alice nodded firmly in agreement. Summer gawked; WHAT?!!! Alice and Bella are insane, she thought. Go back to Aro, now, while Chloe is still so impressionable?! What about Jake? She felt like she loved him, so how could she leave when the spark was already kindled? It felt like someone was constantly punching her in the stomach. She kissed Jake, but apparently that was the biggest mistake of her life. She should go back to Aro, but she couldn’t go because of Jake. She should প্রণয় Aro, but she’d emotionally kill Jake. প্রণয় triangles truly প্রদর্শনী no mercy, and lucky her to be caught up in such a lethal one. Bella shook her gently, “Summer, are আপনি even listening to us?” Summer immediately snapped out of her panicked daze, “Oh…yes, I am, Bella, sort of.” Summer giggled in unbelief, “You didn’t actually say go back to Aro, did you?” Bella’s eyes widened, “Um, actually, yes I did.” Summer’s sarcastic smiled didn’t fade, “Oh, I see, so now আপনি want me dead. Why didn’t আপনি simply say so?” Alice smacked the back of Summer’s head, “SUMMER! আপনি stubborn little miss. That’s not even the last thing we want to happen to you. Aro’s not going to kill আপনি over leaving for a perfectly good reason, nor for a চুম্বন forced on আপনি দ্বারা that hideous dog, Jacob. But with Jacob ‘imprinting’ on you, আপনি and him স্নেহ চুম্বন could become a regular occurrence. That’s when the situation becomes tragic.” Summer contemplated what Alice was telling her. She had to remind her obstinate spirit that she and Jake would not be the only ones affected if Aro found out. First, the Cullens would suffer death, then the whole La Push নেকড়ে pack. The only possible survivor to remain would be Chloe, because she was simply an ignorant, tiny girl.
She envisioned the blood, gore, and the tearing of stone limbs. The mental প্রতিমূর্তি made her cringe in abhorrence. “Okay, I’ll give it extensive thought, but I also want to talk to Carlisle about it.” “Of course.” Bella and Alice complied at the same time. Alice jumped of the বিছানা effortlessly, “We’ll leave আপনি to gather your peace now.” Each of them laughed, “Thank আপনি Alice and Bella. We should do this আরো often. I প্রণয় talking with আপনি girls.” Alice kissed the শীর্ষ of her head and skipped out of the room, linking arms with Bella. When Bella shut the door, Summer’s head unleashed a massacre of dreaded thoughts, sucking the life out of her energy. This was too much drama for one girl to handle, so she decided to take a short nap along with her daughter. She drifted off to sleep as soon as her head hit the delicate pillow. Unfortunately though, her dreaded thoughts turned into a dreary nightmare. She was back in Volterra, Italy, in a long, dark alleyway. There was only one light; it was hanging on the right দেওয়াল of the alley and appeared to be rather far away. She couldn’t see much, but she detected swift, light-footed movements to her left. Suddenly, Jake showed up behind her and protectively clutched her দ্বারা the waist. He downright startled Summer, making her cling to his light gray shirt, “Jake,” her voice sounded breathless, “what’s going on?” He didn’t even give her a side-glance. He also seemed alarmed, his eyes scanning the atmosphere around them. Then, in the corner of her left eye, Summer noticed a paled figure emerging out of the darkness. Both Jake and Summer looked to see who it was, but only Summer gasped in shock. “Aro?” Her voice squeaked unintentionally. Aro smiled at his dear wife, “Darling, it’s really you. He gracefully inched closer to her with open, affectionate arms, “Come to me, my love.” But before she could make her first step, Jake lunged at him fiercely. Aro grasped his throat and flung him toward the wall. He hit the দেওয়াল with an enormous blast, knocking off some bricks. Summer stood there watching in agony. Aro sped to her side and pulled her into his arms, “I’ve missed you.” He brushed back her hair and bent his head to চুম্বন her. He didn’t achieve the chance, though, because Jake pulled him down with his gigantic paws. In a matter of seconds, she heard a deafening rip, but she didn’t turn to see who was hurt, অথবা killed. She simply screamed out in anguish.
Summer woke with a start. She was gasping for air, although she didn’t need to breathe. She instinctively placed a shielding hand on her sleeping daughter. She breathed a lengthy sigh of relief. It alleviated her to know it was merely a dream, but dreams, in her case, meant signs. Before she left Volterra with Chloe, she saw Chloe in a dream with shady red eyes, clothed in a black robe, and smirking like Jane always does. Summer covered her mouth in realization. Perhaps Alice and Bella were correct. It was probably time to pack up her things and head back to Volterra, even if it meant a death sentence to her. Would Carlisle be able to give her any hopeful way out of this mess?
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