I felt my jaw tighten at her rudeness. Bring it on, bitch? Ugh. More than anything I wanted to teach her a lesson. But that wouldn't solve anything but making me feel somewhat better. It certainly wouldn't help matters.
"Just as long as we're on the same page," I said stiffly. I suddenly looked up, sniffed the air. Jacob and Seth ere on their way here, in their wolf forms, close enough to smell, distantly, on the wind. Tempting though it was to stand my ground and wait for the Alpha to show up--I needed to make things clear to him as well, after all--I decided that I wanted to avoid a confrontation with Jacob's entire pack. Leah had been warned, that was enough. For now.
Wordlessly, I turned away from the female shapeshifter and set quickly off in the direction of the Cullen house. Alice, Rosalie, and the others were back now, but I still didn't want to leave Bella on her own for any loger than was absolutely necessary.
A little while before we reached the clearing, I smelled it. Vampire. More specifically, Edward Cullen. I felt my hackles rise. What the hell was Edward doing with Leah. I could smell Leah's scent, warm and spicy, but I didn't smell blood--human or vampire. That was something at least. But Edward Cullen, on his own with Leah...that worried me. That worried me a lot.
Come on, I mentally ordered Seth, and picked up my pace until I was running at breakneck speed. I could feel Seth's confusion, hear his mental protests that it was only Edward, for goodness sakes, it's not like it was an enemy vampire. But I knew better.
As far as Leah was concerned, all vampires were enemies. I could certainly see why she felt that way--there were times I felt that way myself. At any rate, a one-on-one with Leah and Edward was by no means a good thing. I burst into the clearing, looking around wildly, fighting the growl that rose in my throat at the overpowering vampire smell. I was reluctant to phase back until I was sure everything was okay.