End of Chapter 7
“This is the only way out, every other way..” I thought as I mentally shivered, knowing that Edward was seeing the same things I had seen.
“Can we trust her?” He wondered.
“I don’t know, but this is the only way out..every other senario ended even worse…I’m not sure but I think we’re safe.” I said, knowing he knew exactly how unsure of all this I was.
“It could be a trap.” He thought as I rolled my eyes at him.
“You’re the one who can listen to her…” I thought as we picked up the pace, our legs moving just a bit faster then they had been a few minutes ago.
“What did you see?” Jasper asked as he squeezed my hand. I knew he wasn’t being nosey, he was just trying to figure out what had me feeling as anxious and nervous as I was at that moment.
“We had to get out of there,” I said as I turned and smiled at him. “This is the only way, she helped me find the only path that would lead us out.”
“Or she showed you the path directly into their hands.” Jasper said softly as we continued running into the unknown.
Bella's hand was gripping mine as hard as she could as we ran down the dark hallways far below the ground. Her silence as usual was a blessing and a curse in that I could not hear her thoughts as I could hear the others, their fear yelling at me from every direction..but at the same time the fact that I couldn't hear how she was feeling scared me more then the others thoughts.
"How are you doing?" I said softly as we ran into more darkness.
"Really?" She said softly, her breath coming faster as she began to tire from the running. "How am I doing?"
"I could always carry you." I said as I smiled down at her, for which I was rewarded by a small laugh and a shake of the head.
"Edward" Alice's voice echoed through my head. "Can you get anything from her, I keep getting this bad feeling that she is leading us directly into their hands."
The terror in Alice's voice almost made me stop, in all of the years that we'd been family I had never heard her so..terrified. I glanced back at her as I shook my head and then tried to focus on Tallulah's inner voice.
She was scared, scared that someone would find her, and if that someone did find her then she would be punished or most likely killed. she was wondering if the vision she had with Alice was true, if that was how this was going to ed, with all of them running out the tunnel system to be free, or if someone would get her and end everyone. As I was listening, trying to get a hint of who or what this someone was she turned and looked at me, her dark eyes looking deep into mine as she wondered if we would ever help her.
"We would." I said softly as she slowed down and looked at me. "You may not trust us, but for helping us we will help you however you need it."
She paused for a moment, her eyes getting larger as she glared at me. It was obvious that she hadn't had anyone to help her or that she could trust in a long time..if ever before.
"Thank you." She said as she averted her eyes and looked to the ground before she started jogging again. "The exit is just ahead."
The rest of the family's responses were full of encouragement and a little distrust, but as far as I was concerned she hadn't done anything so far and her thoughts gave away nothing that would make me think she was double crossing us.
I was so lost in her thoughts, trying to find something that would give her away when I heard Bella gasp. I instantly was brought back to the present where my family was all crouching defensively as a door at the end of the hall opened on it's own and sunlight flooded all of our vision.