The Consequences of Messing With A Whitlock
As soon as we were sitting on the couch, Alice and Jasper sat on either side of us. They both placed a hand on me, so I smiled against Peter's chest, "I'm better, guys. Like I told Peter... I'm still shaky, but I'm better. I really can't even think of him being out of my sight right now." Jasper nodded, "It's alright, Sugar. The property is on lockdown, the security is set to the most sensitive settin'. He won't get anywhere near the property without us knowin' or bein' prepared."
I nodded just as Alice kissed my temple, saying, "I fixed you some of that grilled cheese and tomato soup stuff you like. You mentioned to Esme one time that it was comfort food, right?" I beamed at her, "Yes, Ali... it's perfect. Can I sit here and eat while we do the conference call?" Peter kissed my shoulder, "Of course, Beautiful. We'll make a pillow pile on the floor between the couch and coffee table, then you can sit between my legs while you eat."
We did just that, I was only a few bites into my food when Jasper picked up the landline as he began pressing a long series of buttons. Soon I heard a chorus of murmurs just as the air shifted around me. I looked at Jasper next to me, then Peter behind me, instantly knowing they had let the Major and Captain take over. I kissed over Captain's heart, then went back to my food as Major said, "Quiet, all of ya listen the fuck up. We're only goin' through this once, because it was hard enough for Sugar Plum to get through the first time."
When the line went dead silent, Major continued, "For those of ya I haven't spoken to in the last few days, Isabella is now in her rightful place at Captain's side... well, in his arms right now, but ya know what I mean. Shit went south real quick-like when she realised she didn't belong with the mind-reader. Alice and I had taken her to Port Angeles to go shoppin' for real clothes and things, to get her back to her true self, when Alice had a vision of us takin’ her to Derrick. Y'all know what that means. Needless to say, Fuckward didn't take the new look and protection very well. He ended up dislocatin' her shoulder, sprainin' her wrist, and puttin' a nasty lookin' hand shaped bruise on her."
A chorus of growls erupted, sounding like surround sound in the room. I instinctively curled back into Captain with a whimper. He kissed my shoulder, then covered my ears gently while snarling, "Leash it, right the fuck now! You're scarin' the shit out of her. You haven't even heard the whole story yet, so you'd better all check your fuckin' tempers." He let go of me ears, then wrapped his hands around my waist. I looked up at him, wanting to say something, so he nodded, "Go ahead, Kitten. Ya can say whatever ya need to." I took a deep breath, then looked at Major. "Major, put the mojo on me, please. I need to be the one to tell this. They need to know." Major nodded, then I felt peace and confidence blanket me slowly.
With another deep breath, I curled further into Captain, with him wrapping his arms around me more securely, saying, "He tried to yank me away from Jazz and Ali when we got back. He saw my tattoo, telling me I was ruining my skin by marking it with the protection. I argued with him that I wasn't going to get it removed, because I was damn proud and honored to be marked with it. That's when he yanked my arm, trying to force me toward the house. Major took over, he and Ali protected me as Carlisle came to my side. Major had him screaming in pain before Carlisle and Ali even got me fully in the house. He told Edward he was going to feel all the pain I was in at that moment, plus all my pain from when I was hurt in the Phoenix ballet studio. Ali had to call Peter, and Carlisle had to inject me with a bunch of meds to get me to calm down. They were able to get my shoulder reset after that. I didn't know what Peter was to me, then, but his voice soothed me to the point where that's all there was."
I took a second to steady myself, then said, "Major had said that if Edward made one move toward me after his punishment, then we wouldn't be waiting a week to come to Peter's. Well, Prickward's a dumb shit. He didn't take the warning to heart. He had been trying to get to me, telling Jasper he wanted to apologise... but his feelings were anything but apologetic. Needless to say, they explained when I woke from the drugs, then we headed straight here. After we arrived, I found out Peter was my mate. He took us on a tour of the house, then the pain started up in my shoulder and wrist. I was late for my injections, but since Jasper wasn't putting the mojo to me, I didn't have any notice to brace myself for the pain. Peter had me in his arms before I knew it, purring to me. His touch and purr had me a pile of mush in his arms until I could eat and get my meds. They make me tired, so Ali helped me change so I could rest."
I shuddered at the remembrance of what came next. Captain said softly while holding me close, "Isabella, ya don't have to. I can take ya outta the room so Major can explain." I shook my head, kissing over his heart, "I need to be the one, Captain. I can feel it. Just hold me so I know you're really here." He nodded, then I turned to wrap myself around him.
When one of his arms was settled against my tailbone as the other started stroking my spine, I let a breath before saying, "I fell asleep to Peter telling me about himself. The next thing I knew, Peter and I were having a picnic in a meadow. It all felt so real. It wasn't one I had ever seen before, but we were laughing... having a really good time. We lost track of time. It started to get dark, so I turned to put my sandals back on, knowing we should go soon. When I turned back around, Peter was gone, but Edward was there. A shot of fear went through me, as he asked me 'What's wrong, Love?' The way he said Love made me more scared. Something wasn't right with him. Just after he asked me if I'd fucked Peter yet, I realised he had fed from humans. His eyes were bright red. I bolted away, screaming for Peter."
I let out a heavy breath, then continued shakily, "I didn't get far before I was slammed back-first into a tree, cutting open my shoulder blade. He started ripping... ripping my clothes away, saying that I was always going to be his... that it was time he fully claimed what was his. He pinned me to the ground. I fought as hard as I could, screaming and crying for Peter. I fought and I fought, but he just sneered at me as he hovered over me, ripping his own jeans off. He was going to rape me, but right at the exact moment... he was going to shove..."
I cleared the lump in my throat, but it didn’t work well. I was still choked up as I said, "I woke up screaming in Peter's arms. It took me quite a while to calm down, even with him purring. When I finally was able to talk, I had him call Ali and Jazz into the room. The dream still had me so frazzled because of how real it felt, so I asked them to call Rose. I needed her to visually see Edward, to tell me he was still there. The thing was, he wasn't there. Jazz was the one to talk to her, though, so Major will have to take it from here."
Captain purred gently into my neck as he continued to caress my entire back. Major said seriously, "Here's what we know. Fuckward never leaves his stereo on when he's not in his room. When Rose went to check, he wasn't there but the stereo was on with the volume up. He wasn't anywhere in the house. She told me she was gonna try searchin’, then she would call as soon as she knew somethin'. Alice and I immediately did a thorough property search with a perimeter check, then put the property on lockdown. The security system is on the most sensitive settin', but Sugar Plum asked for us to call ya. She feels it would be better to have backup, with Fuckward knowin' how Alice's visions and my empathy work. I agree with her wholeheartedly."
Captain spoke up, "I know y'all aren't set to come for almost another week and a half, but Isabella isn't one to ask people to fight for her. Y'all know that... Phoenix was a prime example. Her askin' for ya to come here right away is tellin' me this dream was more than a dream. She knew even before Jasper got a hold of Rose, that Dipshit would be missin'." I heard Char speak up, "The Viper and Ducati are already loaded back up, keys are in my hand. Say the word, and we're on our way. No way in hell's a mind-reader-piece-of-shit going to get his hands on that sweet little mate of yours, Captain. You've waited too long to have it all ripped away."
I heard a chorus of agreements as Major said, "Give me time lines. Y'all know your asses better be sloshin' when ya get here, with Sugar Plum still bein' human. Char." She replied right away, "We just fed to overflowing, wanting to be ready incase Bella wanted her toys sooner. We can be there by tomorrow afternoon, having to go slower with the carrier." I shook my head, "Char, you and Aaron just drive them here. You can have use of them the whole time you're here, so you won't have to worry about getting around." Char laughed, "Damn, Sweetie. Alright, we can be there by midnight at the latest, since I kept the tweaks down to human level." I heard another female, "Major, Derrick and I can be there by 4 this afternoon, fully fed." Major nodded, then asked, "That's fine Jade. Damon, Coop, Stefan... where are the 3 of ya at?"
I heard a male chuckle, "Turned around when I got the notice, so I'm an hour away, Major. Give me another 30 to feed, I'll make sure I'm not followed." Major laughed, agreeing, "Alright, Stefan. Damon you're up." Damon reported happily, "I'll be in right behind Stef." Coop, I guess, broke in with, "I'm the furthest out so far. It'll take me till at least 3 am, Major, plus I’ll want to feed again, just to be safe." Major agreed, then asked, "Ang, you're up. Where are ya?" She sighed, "Sorry, Major. I'm looking at the same timeline as Char and Aaron right now, unless something changes."
Major jumped right back in, "Now for the rest of my mated pairs, Nate and Kota?" Nate replied, "We can be there in 30, Major. We were feeding when we got notice, so we doubled up, not knowing what was coming." I heard who must have been Kota agreeing, then I heard a female say, "Three hours at most, Major. We fed this morning, and I can still hear Micha sloshing." Major chuckled, "Alright, Adrianna. Y’all know what to do. Stay safe, watch for tails, make sure to check your vehicles for devices at any stops ya make. Send the alert code with your coordinates if ya get into trouble. Get here as soon as ya can, and buzz the gate when ya get here."
After everyone said goodbye, Major hung up the phone, looking at me. His gaze softened, but I shook my head, saying, "Don't, Major, please. I understand you and Captain are going to be on high alert, I'm actually surprised it took you until the call to come through. Whether Major or Jasper is at the forefront, you're still my brother. Okay, so Major's a little more 'what I say goes'... I can deal with that, since it's to keep me safe. I don't want to hear any shit about you thinking it would scare me, because I wasn't scared of you in Phoenix, and I wasn't scared of you in the Cullen front lawn. That's a fucking cop-out… you know it as well as I do. You're my brother, my protector. You’ve proven more than once that you won't hurt me." He laughed, "Well, alright then, Sugar Plum.” Captain kissed my shoulder playfully as he chuckled, "There's my feisty Kitten. Now, let's getcha turned back around to eat some more. Ya should be done by the time Nate and Kota get here, if ya start now."
I nodded, but as I turned around, I asked, "Okay, So we have four mated pairs and four singles, right?" Alice agreed, then I said, "Will the female -I didn't catch her name- be okay with rooming double? We haven't toured the upstairs yet, but you said there were five rooms up there. One is taken by you and Jazz. That leaves four rooms upstairs and two downstairs. If we let the mated couples have a room to themselves, that leaves the four unmated sharing rooms, with two in each room." Peter nodded, "That's a good idea, Angel, I don't see them havin' issues with it." I nodded, "Good. Ali, let's get to shopping. I don't want this house empty for long when we've got company coming to stay. I know they'll all be taking orders from Major and Captain while here, but that's no reason for them not to have beds or furniture to sit on when they're off the clock." Alice laughed, then dashed off to get my laptop.