Chapter Forty-Eight

Title: Flash Fire

Pairing: Garrett/Bella

Summary: She sacrificed a lot for her brother so he could escape hell. Now in isolation, will she find her own happiness or will war come knocking once more?

Author Note: this is going to be a drabble, so chapters will be anywhere between 100-600 words.


Chapter Forty-Eight

Bella ran and didn’t stop until she was in her bedroom, the mobile device she made sure to keep charged and updated in her hand and Charlie’s number dialled. This was no coincidence, none at all that her brother was near her progeny. Even if it was unintended it seemed the fates had stepped in and made sure that her own path was altered.

Mistress?” Charlie’s voice floated over the line in confusion.

“Charles, you know you needn’t to call me that anymore.” Was the first thing out of her mouth, earning a laugh that always took her by surprise.

“I know but it has been many years since I heard from you En. The last time you contacted me was to inform me you were alive, some… this is to do about the Cullen’s doesn’t it?” He asked seriously, all teasing gone from his voice and replaced with tenor of her lieutenant.

She couldn’t help but sigh. “Yes… Pe—Peter… I found my mate.”

There was a sharp inhale over the line and she couldn’t help but smirk as she envisioned the shock upon his weathered face. “But that’s not… He’s friends with Peter and Charlotte… with Jasper. The Captain called to ask for aid and I was with him. One of them is a manipulator Charles and has my brother under their thrall.”

“I had suspected when I ran into them in town when they moved in. I’m chief of police for this life and it was my duty to welcome them. What do you want me to do? I know it’s serious if you are calling me as you would not… you would not risk exposure and your coven for something so little. I knew the moment Edward Cullen wed a human that something was coming and this confirms it.” He explained and Bella couldn’t help but clench her eyes shut, she had forgotten how perceptive he is.

“I need you to call Fredrik and Oliver, tell them that they need to be near you just in case. Tell them that I am sorry for dragging them into the possibility of another war and if they wish to stay out of it then I will not begrudge them. I just need someone I can trust to have at my side to protect my coven and my mate if need be.” It was barely above a whisper but the silence on the other end alerted her that Charlie understood what she was saying.

“You’re going to come if they need aid, bringing Enyo back from the dead.” It wasn’t a question but an astonished statement. “I will do as you ask Mistress and you know that I and my venom brothers will stand by you and yours till we are but ashes.”

“I know Charles… thank you.”

With that, she hung up.


Author Note: … and another… don’t forget to review.

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