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Part One: The Present
1. Memories “Yoo-hoo Birthday girl wake up… wake up!” Mackenzie said while poking my side. My head snapped up from off the desk. Oh I almost forgot that we were in school today. “Huh?” my voice thick with sleep. “Jeez I never noticed that you sleep like a log!” she commented. “C’mon our next class starts in less than four minutes and you have to make it across campus by then.” “Oh I’ll make it; I’ll just blink into the nearest bathroom and ta-da I’m there!” I push my body up, slinging my bag over my shoulders. “Why don’t you walk? You need to wake yourself up and maybe you’d have a lot more energy if you did.” She encouraged. We picked up our walking speed when entering the hallway. “I do have energy.” I protested with a yawn. She rolled her eyes. “Ness this past week, you’ve turned sleeping into an art form.” “It’s only because I’ve been having these nightmares lately and there keeping me up at night… ever since that party last Friday.” I told her. “Nightmares?” “Well I don’t really know if they’re nightmares or memories. I still can’t seem to recall what all happened that night after I started drinking. It wouldn’t bother me so much if I hadn’t disappeared.” My walk came to a halt while I thought of something. “But you found me!” Mackenzie stopped walking and faced me. “Yeah.”
“Oh joy!” Mac griped. “Technically she’s eight. “This is so not far!” Mac whined. “Oh Mackenzie!” I blubbered. The rest of the school day had gone by in a blur since I slept through most of it.” She explained.” She looked so sad. “Ness she’s not dead yet. His comment didn’t help in the slightest it only pointed out the inevitable making me cry harder. “Everyone here isn’t aging. but look seventeen?” Seth joked from behind us. “So how does it feel to be eighteen. “See you later!” I called back to her as I took off towards class. “It’s like I somehow won’t allow myself to remember like I’m protecting myself from something. You all get to live forever and one day I’ll die. The last bell rang and we all surfaced from the gym. Jacob and I walked hand-in-hand towards the parking lot.“You never told me where I was.” Seth punched him in the arm. She inhaled deeply. I 4 .” “Nessie we can talk about this later we’re going to be late. I’m not sure what came over me.” Alex pointed out. “You were at Vince’s house. but I still wish that I could remember. Seth didn’t appear happy at all about the thought.” My brows pulled together in confusion. beginning to feel uneasy. but me. We both groaned. throwing my arms around her tightly. I giggled. “Why can’t you just tell me now?” I wondered.” She attempted to walk away.” I stressed. “That makes sense. “I was?” “Yeah you were hoping to find Jake there since he had gone after Langston. but I was filled with so much grief and I began sobbing uncontrollably. “What?” I asked.” The bell rang. but I blocked her path. Jacob chuckled.
“You’re not coming with me?” He shook his head.” Alex assured me. My tears vanished and I became frustrated. “Do you need the car?” Mac wondered.” Alex suggested. “You’re not coming either?” “Sorry I’ve got some last minute shopping. “No we don’t need it. “Anyways. “Vince is working to see if he can keep that from happening. “I’m so sorry… see I almost killed her!” I cried. “We’ve got some last minute things to take care of.” I looked at him in confusion. “Time is of the essence people!” Alex pressed. it’s kind of hard to find a present for a girl who has just about everything!” she teased.” Alex said to her Mac and Seth waved goodbye and jumped into the car. I wiped my eyes. They threw glances at each other.” Jake assured me. I threw her a deadly glare. I released her and she swallowed down a huge gulp of air. “Ness she can’t breathe!” Alex shrieked. He kissed me once more on the forehead and got into the car with the others. “I’ll miss you every second that we’re apart. My brows pulled together. He snickered and kissed me softly. “He is?” They nodded.” “It’s a party isn’t it?” Jacob mashed his lips shut. happy birthday!” I eased up a bit. “Why didn’t you say so in the first place?” She shrugged.can’t imagine not having Mackenzie around. “Alright let’s go before you get Jake to spill the beans.” I pouted. “So what’s my birthday surprise?” “You’ll find out soon enough. “I miss you already. “But you should be going. she was my first real friend and we’ve been through so much together. 5 .” He told me.
“Stop!” I said breathlessly. “Where are we going and why don’t we need the car?” “I thought I’d challenge the birthday girl to a race!” she said with a sly grin. I easily dodged the trees while Alex seemed to get some type of thrill by running into them. “Just because it’s my birthday you don’t have to let me win. Alex slid to a stop and fluttered over to my side. “Okay on three! One. I tried to force myself forward. Two…” “Three!” Alex shouted taking off in the lead. “What’s wrong with you?” “I don’t… know!” my body was trembling. “Oh my you look so pale! When’s the last time you fed?” “This morning before school like I always do. but my body wouldn’t allow me to.” “Too tired or just afraid of defeat!” She doesn’t play fair.I turned to Alex. Alex is very fast the only person that she can’t out run is our dad.” But now that she brought it up I was feeling very thirsty. “Can’t handle defeat can you!” I fell to my knees gasping for air. pulling me with her. “Wow I’m impressed!” she said sourly. Something was wrong I had to stop. Alex was up instantaneously.” I exclaimed. Alex knelt down in front of me. I avoided the debris and with four long strides we were neck and neck.” “Don’t worry I won’t!” she began to pick up speed. I was beginning to feel terribly weak as if I had over done it. 6 . “Fine and where are we going?” “To Charlie’s to get you ready and then I’ll take you to your surprise. I chased after her pushing myself as hard as I possibly could. sending thunderous sounds throughout the forest.” We walked over to the edge of the woods. actually I was starving! “I need to feed quickly. “I’m too tired to race. “Cheater!” I grumbled.
“Alex?” I called. but it wasn’t the voice that frightened me.” She backed away to give me some room. So thirsty. Yet another thing to add to the list of what seems to be wrong with me.She looked puzzled. It was a childlike tone of voice that I don’t recognize at all. What’s happening to me I don’t even feel like myself anymore. but before I could put my mouth to its neck an awful stench hit my 7 .” I nodded in shame as she disappeared into the trees. Clearly Alex and I were the only ones who’d been through here today and I was definitely alone now. I whirled around in every direction trying to see who was there. It was that I didn’t feel afraid of it. “My intention wasn’t to scare you. I stood there waiting for her return too afraid to even sit. My mouth began to water I can’t believe how thirsty I am! I bent down over the carcass.” She gasped in shock. Are you sure bout that? That very same voice asked. She examined me closely before she spoke. but stopped when I realized Alex was back with two big deer. So what was that I heard? “Oh great I’m hearing things!” I griped aloud. “Are you able to hunt for yourself?” I contemplated that for a moment. My heart stopped briefly in fright. the voice did not belong to her. “Is someone there?” no answer.” Her brows rose. It couldn’t have been her. Someone said. “Well why don’t you sit here and I’ll go see what I can find. “It’s just us Ness! Now drink up we have to be going. I inhaled deeply trying to pick up a scent. but then composed her face. “I don’t think I’m up to it.” she scoffed. My body was still reeling from the race. “I know I just thought someone else was out here with us. it seemed familiar to me. but I could only smell the trees and the mist from the rain. “Hey!” I screamed.
I nodded. “There’s something wrong with it!” “No there isn’t. tapping her foot with impatience. Gross! The voice shouted in my head. I jump back from the dead animal covering my nose. “It smells fine to me. “I have your outfit right here… oh where did Mac put the shoes!” she complained to herself. Alex knelt down and proceeded to suck all the blood from out of the deer.” She spit through her teeth. I ignored it and kept drinking until there was nothing left. I walked over to the other deer. We appeared in our room at Charlie’s. “Alright. startling Alex. I pause for a moment trying to locate the source of the smell when I grasped that it was the deer itself. I stood up and released my nose. “I still say that there was something wrong with it. “See nothing is wrong with the blood. “Try not to breathe since you say it smells bad.” “Yes there is!” I protested.” Alex suggested. It was fighting its way up and I 8 . The smell was still floating in the air and if that wasn’t bad enough.” “Late for what?” “Nice try!” she smiled. “We should blink home to make up for the time we lost… Alice will kill me if we’re late. Alex zoomed pass me and to the closet. So can we try this again?” Alex backed away again. When she had finished she rose to her feet bushing off the dirt from her jeans and lick the corners of her mouth. I held my nose and lunged for the animal’s throat.nose.” “Then you drink it!” Her mouth fell open. “You can’t be serious. She rolled her eyes. “It smells so damn awful!” She sniffed. I tired to pay attention to her. there was an unpleasant after taste that lingered in my mouth. but I was struggling to keep the blood down.” I told Alex. “What the hell?” she demanded.” I folded my hands in front of me and waited.
I couldn’t hold it in anymore. I could feel the horror that my face must have shown her. “So what if it does I care more about your well being then some stupid party. plus Jacob is back! Please can we just wait until after the party.” her voice firm. My body became limp and Alex had to carry me the rest of the way. This went on for two or three minutes. When I figured it was over I threw up some more.” I explained. I could no longer control it. Another minute passed and this time I was certain it was over. My only reaction was to run. “Don’t!” I pleaded weakly.” “Not true!” I objected. “Be serious. Alex had to flush the toilet twice so it wouldn’t over flow. “Oh no you don’t! Give yourself a few minutes to recover and I’m going to call Carlisle. I started to get up. but there is obviously something wrong with you and you need to let Carlisle check you out. Alex shook her head. I puked all over the floor. holding them up for me to see. Her eyes started to bug out.” “So it is a party!” I smiled weakly in triumph. Then a twisted pain erupted within me. She gave me a disapproving look. 9 .” “And why not?” she said angrily. “Because it’ll ruin my whole birthday.” “I agree with you hundred percent but…” “But! There’s a but?” “It’s just that this is the first birthday that I get to celebrate with you and Mac.” She pulled out her cell phone. but Alex pushed me back down. “I know that look… you’re going to vomit aren’t you?” she asked. “Found them!” she rejoiced. before I thought you were just messing around with me.was continually swallowing it back down. “You just threw up every bit of blood that was inside of you. “I must be losing it because I thought I just heard you say don’t!” “You can’t. Although I made it through the bathroom door. then we’ll tell Carlisle?” “Renesmee.
“That would be my guest. “Get in!” she ordered in a hushed whisper. “Is something wrong? No everything’s fine I just didn’t know where Mac had put Nessie’s shoes.” I lied. She stared back at me. “Alice.” Alex grew quite as did I. and then the bathroom door swung open seconds later.” I was finished with my shower at the precise moment Alex had completed cleaning the floors. but by the tone in her voice I could pretty much tell she didn’t believe that nothing was wrong. “I figured she’d get Mac to blink her here. “Yes I know I’m late… yes Alice. Alex left me alone as she continued to tell mom that nothing was the matter. I heard the sounds of the Volvo in the background. If mom was driving the Volvo that meant she was already in Forks… “You know I suck at keeping secrets! If you manage to put together what the surprise is then please just act surprised anyway!” she begged. yes okay. “I can handle it please. “I told her that we were going to be there soon. I turned on the shower and waited for the water to get hot.” “I’m fine Al. She pulled the phone away from her ear. “She’s on her way isn’t she?” I muttered knowingly.” She answered. 10 . “Don’t think about it around dad!” I warned. Alex threw a towel at me and pointed at the shower. “Why would she be driving the Volvo here from Alaska?” I laughed.” The smell of bleach circulated around the room. Alex wasn’t a tattle tale but if there’s something wrong with me then I wouldn’t blame her for telling them. it didn’t sit well with me however I didn’t feel the urge to gag. I got undressed and stepped into the shower.” I blew out a sigh of relief.” The phone vibrated in her stone hands.” She waited.“But still you have to be thirsty. Alex picked up where she left off. “I will. “Hi mom!” My heart sank she was going to spill it.
nonetheless I knew they were there. letting her shoulder length hair hang flawlessly. Mom pinned up my naturally curly hair after she blow dried it and applied some makeup while Alex got herself dressed. Alice. “Looks like I was worrying for nothing.“I won’t!” she promised. Alex began helping me into my satin red and white dress when mom emerged in the doorway. I jump out of the car and hurried up the stairs into the house. Mom had picked up dad’s driving habits speeding down the streets of Forks. “Oh look Ness mom’s here.” Alex laughed helping me slip into my red heels.” I said in the same tone. We huddled outside and into the car. “You’re sure you can do this?” Alex asked her voice too low for human ears. I was beginning to think that there was a dress code. She didn’t seem too happy about that.” Alex mentioned casually smoothing out the ruffles in my dress. I caught mom’s brows fur up as she glanced at the bathroom and back to us. She shrugged. I gave her a thumps up. I’d have to ask Vince for another one of those potions again! We made it back into the room just as the car pulled up to the house.” Mom’s smile reached her shimmering gold eyes. I flipped on the light switch. It was pitch black. but it makes you look even more devastatingly beautiful!” she commented. She smiled eyeing us curiously. “Okay let’s jet!” Alex wore a white satin dress like mine but it was strapless with red pumps. huh?” “I’ll say. afraid to speak again knowing mom would be listening to every word. “You don’t even need it. when there was something that we didn’t want him to know we’d have to try extra hard not to think about it. “I’ve noticed. 11 . She wore a red blouse and a white skirt with multi colored pumps. Mom pulled up at the white house in record time. That was the downside to dad being able to hear our thoughts. “Hello mom. I was still wondering where we were going until we turned off down a very familiar dirt road.
My tears did not cease. is that not it?” “That certainly is part of it.” Mom said with a wide smile. my favorite colors.” My mouth fell open. “You are? How?” Her eyes flickered to Claire. were being sprinkled at me. Everyone grinned. the whole La Push gang. Red. Esme reached for me next. “Thank you. “We’ll fill you in on the details later. everyone was wearing either colors. white and pink roses. Also that Vince had made it back from the alternate world with Shane and Chris.” I whimpered. “Absolutely I do!” “I’m guessing you already know what the surprise is!” Rosalie said.“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” shouted the massive crowd before me. Alice handed me a box of tissues.” 12 . When she released me I noticed all who was present for my birthday bash. Alice has always thrown me extravagant birthday parties. I inhaled the sweet smell of red. My family of course and the entire Denali clan. “I knew you’d love it!” she beamed. “Um. “Yeah it was the party. Charlie and Sue. “Oh Renesmee Happy Birthday!” she exclaimed. some where placed neatly on the floor. My dad placed a pink one in my hair and kissed my forehead. but this was unbelievable! The ceilings were filled with red. I waved to them and they returned the gesture. “We’re moving back to Forks. I was crying. even Claire. I stood there with a dumbfounded expression.” I told her sure of my answer. white and pink balloons. “Happy Birthday!” he told me again. my favorite music from Glenn Miller and his band were playing from the stereo. I was right about the dress code. she had long stemmed rose in vases everywhere you turned. I waited for her to tell me the rest. Streamers coming out of everywhere. white and pink confetti. I was even more amazed to see the other two Guardians Morgan and Mordakai.
Jacob was next to me now. I could feel their eyes boring into my skin. it caved for Claire. It wasn’t like before when I tired to feed off of the deer. Mac rushed around me and the others who had me pinned down to the floor. One bite wouldn’t hurt! The child like voice was much stronger than before. “Get her out of here!” Jasper ordered Mackenzie. The voice grumbled. Now however. her aroma was driving me insane. but I was unable to focus on what he was saying because my mind was filled with her delicious scent. “We’re not doing anything!” I shouted. “Renesmee!” my father roared. 13 . my family’s moving back to town. my body flung itself forward without my consent and straight for Claire. I didn’t shy away from the scent of her blood. “What’s going on?” Clair asked in fear. She smiled and touched my arm as she went by. The power the voice had unnerved me. I froze. I’ve smelled her before and it wasn’t anything special. “Feel free to help yourself!” Esme encouraged her.” Carlisle laughed. They blinked from the room. “Who are you talking to sweetie?” Mom wondered. My teeth snapped at her legs and snarled in fury as her scent washed over me. games and loads of presents!” Alice announced pointing between the living room and dining room. hopping up and down like a little kid.And then it hit me. food. I started screaming at the top of my lungs. Claire made an about face in the direction of the dinning room. “Well c’mon there’s plenty more to see there’s cake. Suddenly it was like the entire room caved in on me. “That’s the response we were hoping for. but the reaction was not mine. Before I could reign myself in. “That food smells delightful!” Claire complemented. “The voice!” I shrieked in irritation. No! Now we can’t follow their trail. she smelled like any other human.
“I’m just so thirsty. Alex. “Dad please.” Dad scolded. “Bring her upstairs. I half smile and then my body slouched over under the others.“The voice?” she repeated with concern.” I explained. I smelled fresh blood. “Yes! It’s been coming and going all day. Jacob was the first to join us and then came my dad. As I sipped on my meal I heard Esme and Alice saying goodbye to our guest and I felt so guilty for the turn of events. I don’t know if she’s making it up in her head or if it’s an actual voice. “You’re so pale and you look drained. “Alex you should’ve came straight to us regardless. Mom cradled me in her arms as she flew up the stairs into Carlisle’s examining room. Alex had even taken the Denali clan back to Alaska. I know I heard it! I didn’t make this up. Who or what are you? I shot back inside my head. which is how I felt.” Esme explained. “Dad didn’t you hear it?” He looked confused.” I stared at him in anguish. Dad still gazed at me with pure confusion.” Carlisle said to my mother. Alice and Esme. but I received no answer.” They think you’re crazy. “Edward?” mom asked. “Nessie just isn’t feeling very well she was trying to hide it.” he finally said. “I know.” I managed to turn my head around and caught sight of my father. Carlisle handed me a metal cup.” Mom frowned. Emmett. “I believe you. Alex had 14 . “Let her up!” mom demanded. “Thank you!” I said taking it from him. I could here Charlie asking what was going on. Rosalie. “I can’t say for sure. Jasper.” “What happened?” Jacob questioned her.
“I’m so tired.already explained what happened to Jake so everyone was up to speed.” “Then sleep. already knowing the answer. When he arrived with more.” Rosalie pointed out. “So what do you think is wrong with her?” Carlisle brows pulled together as he was deep in thought. mom asked. Carlisle smiled and swiftly left the room. “What memories?” Alex inquired. I nodded.” Dad told her glaring at his favorite brother. “Alex you should’ve told us about this right away!” Jake yelled at Alex. “You’ll stay with me?” I asked. Jasper shoved Emmett off of him and I caught my mom wince. 15 . although I can’t really run any testes on her to make sure of that. “Yes. But she wasn’t having it.” Carlisle stated. “Doesn’t this party bring back memories!” he scoffed. I was feeling a whole lot better. “Where’s Claire did I scare her?” I asked in panic. “We’ll save that story for another time.” Emmett chuckled in the corner and threw his arm around Jasper. but I want to keep an eye on her throughout tonight just in case. yet still I was so very thirsty. I yawned noisily and rested against the pillows. “It was just a joke!” Emmett laughed.” Mom murmured as she removed the pins from my hair. “She needs more. “It’s very hard to say. Mackenzie took her home and Vince said that she doesn’t remember a thing. I grimaced when my cup was empty. “Are you feeling any better?” he asked. “Okay I get! But there’s no need to be a jerk!” “Knock it off before I have the both of you put out. She could’ve drunk some blood that just didn’t sit well with her. I was about to get started on my fifth cup when I remembered about Claire.” Jacob suggested.” Dad told Carlisle. “She’s alright.” “She seems fine now.
debating over something.” “Then tell him that. Rosalie and Alice approached Alex. My eyes fluttered open briefly and we stared at her in disbelief. Alex wasn’t the type to settle with anyone. “Still avoiding Morgan?” Mom guessed. Alex hesitated for a moment.” Jake agreed. My eyes had slipped closed as I listened to them. She smacked her hand against her marble forehead.He smiled.” “Why?” I wondered. “You know the reason why I went after Morgan in the first place was because he didn’t want me. but he wants a committed relationship… with me!” I instantly understood.” “Yeah we can’t keep making up excuses every time he calls or blinks in for a visit. She swears marriage isn’t for her and that she never wants to be. now he wants to be with you and you’re pushing him away? I don’t get you Alex. “The problem is that he wants me!” I could hear the skepticism in their silence. And I needed him to want me. That’s not me. since I became a vampire. Well now he does. “I don’t mind if we go out occasionally. she’s been burned in the past before and was determined not to let history repeat itself. but you just don’t understand. 16 . “Okay so maybe I am.” she muttered helplessly. Emmett and Jasper had gone downstairs as well as Esme and dad was talking with Carlisle.” Mom proposed. “Sure I will. Alex shook her head. reject me. “I don’t like titles or romantic commitments with the opposite sex. “I can’t.” “Then help us to understand. He was the first guy to. “You’ve dedicated all of your time trying to get his attention.” She frowned.” Rose pleaded.” He pulled up a chair next to the bed. “I already know!” she sighed glumly. “I know that. “I’m not avoiding him!” Alex protested. but you’ve got a problem. “Oh Alex!” they sang. “So what is the problem?” Alice asked Alex rolled her eyes at me.
17 . Alex hunts obsessively when she’s trying to distract herself from what’s really bothering her. Mom was on her feet.” Alice threw back at her.” Of course she is.” He turned the light out and closed the door tightly behind him. “Sleep tight!” My dad blew me a kiss and took my mom’s hand. You can tell him I’m not here. “If you need anything. I like the sound of his snores they had a certain beat… that wasn’t helping me stay awake! So I decided to listen in on the small conversations that was going on downstairs. “Goodnight!” Rose and Alice chimed.” Carlisle instructed. It was too quite. “And we aren’t discussing this any further. “Am not!” Alex said from a distance. but Esme was hymning quietly to herself. I inhaled so much air that I thought my lungs was going to burst. “Where are you going?” mom asked. I can’t seem to escape them. I pushed my eye lids open. snoring lightly. “Night. don’t hesitate to call for me. Dad was talking with Carlisle about me. “Okay. “I’ll go talk to her. “Hunting. “It’s not a big deal!” she insisted.” I replied drowsily. leaving the room with the others. “Oh yes it is!” Rose said her voice matter-o-fact. I gasped.“You can’t? What do you love him or something?” Jacob laughed. It wasn’t enough to keep me from falling asleep. Today seem to be the longest of them all and with all the sleep I’ve gotten throughout this today you wouldn’t think that I’d feel so withdrawn. I am afraid to sleep because I know the nightmares are going to come back like they do every night.” she kissed my forehead. I glanced over at Jacob who was sound asleep. my eyes continued to drupe and I just let them close. Mom had left in pursuit of Alex. Alex hands dropped to her sides and she looked at him with a tortured glare.” “But you are. Alice was helping Rosalie update her wardrobe. “Well it doesn’t matter!” she grumbled. but Emmett was placing a bet with Jasper on which team would win the next game.
“What did you do?” I heard myself say. but I shied away from it. My happiest moments are with him. “Where is she?” “She ran in that direction. I remember feeling uneasy when I asked her about it today… it was like she didn’t want to tell me. I did want to remember didn’t I? It’s been bothering me not knowing what had happened. but I’ve got business to attend to. I knew what night the voice was talking about. My metal pictures took me to when I first saw him after thinking he was dead for a year. Jacob wouldn’t respond to for a minute or so. when I made him jealous at the movie theaters on my fake date with Dylan… I twitched with an unknown anxiety when I saw his face through my reminiscences. No! You have to let yourself remember. wondering what to do.I had to keep myself from thinking bad thoughts. I laid there as stiff as an ironing board. so I choose to think about Jacob. my first hunt. 18 . but when he finally snapped out of it he asked. but of what? Her word wasn’t enough I have to know for myself. it’s hitting him pretty fast right now he’ll be back to normal in a matter of seconds. “I gave him back his memory. Somehow her explanation didn’t sit well with me. he was there when I took my first steps! My favorite memory is our first kiss! I would always imagine how my first kiss would feel.” And I pointed down the street. Langston didn’t bother to look at me as she spoke. I shifted through my thoughts and went back to where Langston gave Jacob his memory back. The voice instructed. like she was holding something back. When I first saw him. but my imagination didn’t do the kiss justice. Remember what? What happened that night.” This I remember. Something was trying to reach the surface. And then that night after I had been found she appeared to be so nervous almost afraid. Wish I could stay. but Mackenzie had told me where I was and how she found me.
when I saw myself. what do you see? I listened to the voice willingly. I was now in a place of my own. I chewed it over for another minute. I quickly understood that my memories had picked up where they had left off. Let me help you. I went after myself. I started to wonder what were the side effects of me drinking. I can’t ever seem to get past that point. but I spotted the keg in the middle of the yard. Alright then. when I began to feel weird. I could no longer hear my family’s conversations going on downstairs. I can even taste the bitterness of it in my mouth. I felt as if a power was rising within me almost like I was glowing. I went inside and spotted 19 . I gritted my teeth in frustration. How can a stranger help me within my own mind? You’d be surprised.That’s when Jacob ran after her and I felt so betrayed… I was going to go inside. The flow of my memories cut off abruptly. It offered. Look around. Then I was standing in the front yard of Charlie’s house. You have to let go of all the fear and the stress… relax. I contemplated this. I couldn’t even hear Jake’s snoring. I drank all the beer. A few moments later. will you tell me who or what you are? Yes. comprehending the fact that I already trusted whoever or whatever this was. I agreed reluctantly. “That’s me!” I gasped astounded. If I let you help me. It said without hesitation. It ordered. My eyes wandered around aimlessly not knowing what I should be look for. but I was having an out of body experience! I watched myself stumble up the steps and into the house. I took a few deep breaths and focused myself on staying calm. how did I get here? Kids where running loose just like they had been last Friday at the party. I don’t even know what this is that keeps talking to me and let alone can I trust it.
“What are we going to do everything is out of control!” She examined the other me and wiped the wet tears from my face.” “Yeah. “That’s not enough!” I complained aloud. “I do!” I volunteered. Mackenzie reached for me. “Oh thank goodness I found you!” Mackenzie shouted in relief over the loud music. afraid someone might notice that there was two of me. My mouth fell open as the other me seized the entire bottle of Vodka from the boy and proceeded to drink every last drop.myself with Mackenzie. “Dylan!” Mac shouted with glee. I thought about hiding. “Chug! Chug! Chug!” People chanted. Mac backed away from me. And then I caught sight of him. “What’s wrong?” “Langston that’s what! She showed up calming she gives up and gave Jacob his memory back. Just watch. watching on with regret as I gulped down the drink. “Hey Kenny!” Dylan greeted her. “And that’s a bad thing?” “He went after her!” “Maybe it was out of anger!” “Nope I don’t think so. “Renesmee have you been drinking!! Is that beer I smell?” “Yup! There’s this keg out there in the middle of the yard. Mac tried to take the bottle from me.” “Since when do you drink?” “Since now!” “Anybody wants a shot!” A boy yelled from the living room. I moved into the other room with myself and Mackenzie.” I had said. “I thought you were going out of town. but I came back when I heard that this was the hottest party in town!” 20 . but I was too quick for her. It told me. My heart began racing with dread and I didn’t understand why. but was unsuccessful.” Her face was scrunched up and then she gasped. They can’t see you. I smashed the bottle and fell into Mackenzie.
“I want you to stop this right now!” I shouted at it.” My insides ached with fear.She looked horrified. I was surrounded by that same darkness. News travels fast. “Show yourself. I ran out the door. We all figured he went with his sister. Jacob was not longer there. but powers from inside the womb! I never would’ve imagined!” he mused. as a matter of I wasn’t even in the room any more. I’m not doing this. “Can you watch her for me? I have to get out of here!” She asked him. “If not you then who…” “I am. and the yard it was all gone. I search around me. 21 . Everyone was gone! The cars. drawing on what ever strength I had left. which had disappeared as well.” “Dylan.” I eyes snapped open. the street.” Sounds of a crash came from the kitchen. The other me nodded. “Impressive. Why didn’t she tell me that she left me with Dylan… but I’m not the only one she didn’t tell. My heart went into over drive. Everything was replaced by darkness. “Come back!” I shouted. I watched as he dragged me out the door. I turned back towards the house. Evidently that was far from the truth. He walked from out of the shadows clapping his hands. Supposedly. “It’s all over town. the next town and the town after that. “I knew it would be quite powerful. No one knew that Dylan was even at the party. but skidded to a stop. Mackenzie lied to me! She said she’d never lie to me. a thick fog covered the ground.” I watched in horror as Mackenzie handed me over to him and bolted from the house. It admitted. when he left town that weekend it was said he didn’t return.” I demanded. “Would you like to go some place quite?” he asked politely. Get out of here! Where is she going? “I can do that.” “Kenny it’s all over this town.
His grin was sinister. I immediately knew something was wrong. I fought back against him. I winced as he reached under my dress and ripped off my panties. I felt cold and hollow.” Dylan didn’t listen. our unborn child. “Take me home.” I spit through my teeth. “Amazing. but he shoved me back down.“What are you talking about and what are you doing here?” “I believe there’re some things that we need to discuss. you remember don’t you.” For the first time in my entire life. “For one. they fell into place. “Oh god you raped me!” 22 .” Dylan murmured I ignored him as I watched what my mind had been trying to protect me from.” “Like what. I felt the surge of power like before and like that. Pictures flashed around. “I promise to be gentle. “You know what happened Renesmee. but he wasn’t dress. “Our. Ch. I attempted to get up. I was trying to make sense of them all.” My thoughts were spinning inside of my head. “Wait…stop…it” Then his lips on my ear. “You bastard! You raped me!” Tear spilled over out of my eyes as I faced the horrible truth. dancing around me as if to taunt me.” “I remember!” I breathed. “Dylan?” He came back. I’ll help you. like he had just rip my insides out of me. I was choking on my words. I opened my eyes when I noticed how quiet things where.chi…” He was next to me.
me or yourself?” “Both. with my new eyes everything was much sharper. She watched me intently as I planted myself on the branch across from her.” She raised her eyebrows. “Do you want to talk about it?” Alex just stared back at me.” She told me. I decided to take a guess. Alex didn’t get very far. I leaped half way up the tree and then climb the rest of my way up. Heart to Heart The thing I love most about being a vampire is the speed. If it was a mere human trying to find her it wouldn’t have been possible.” She started biting down on her lip. I feel as if I’m flying. Getting her to open up to me was like putting teeth sometimes. I looked way up high and spotted her on the highest branch. It still amazes me.” She replied sheepishly. After eight years it hasn’t gotten old yet. “If you don’t want to tell me I understand you know that I will respect your privacy. 24 . there’s nothing like it.Bella’s POV 2. “That’s only because dad’s not around to tell you what I’m thinking. “Who are you trying to convince. “I’m fine. I stopped abruptly at one of the biggest trees near the cottage. But I won’t push you. I know you only go hunting like this when you’re trying to engross yourself in something other than your problems.” “True.
” I told her without realizing what I just said.” I folded my arms in front of me. “It maybe easier if I didn’t already love him you know. “Alex you were never the one to stick with one guy so I can see how it would be hard for you to break the habit and commit to one person.” “Because I’m your mother silly.” I said slowly. as he put it. I have to break it down to everyone else. I saw the way you two were tonight at the party before things got messed up. but you… you just get it. Can I me ask you something?” “Anything. “He told me that he wanted to go. “But you guys hit it off. “That’s some great news!” I beamed.” She muttered in mock annoyance. “What kind of mom would I be if I didn’t know my own daughter inside out? And plus your track record speaks for itself!” She cracked a smile. but Alex looked at me in pure misery. “But you don’t like to be tied down. how is that? You know me better that my real mom ever did.“You’re afraid to love him. that’s what really won me over.” “Straight out of the ball park. At least give myself some time to get use to the idea. “I didn’t believe that until I heard about the wolves and how they mate. The perfect gentlemen and very old fashioned like Edward.” I said playfully. waiting. he’s the type of guy a mother would want for their daughter. “Oh.” Her shoulders slumped. “What made you ask that?” She gave me a disapproving look. “Mom you shouldn’t answer a question with a question. 25 . ‘steady’ with me I nearly keeled over!” I’m really fond of Morgan. “Does it bother you that Jacob imprinted on Nessie?” I wasn’t expecting that. “See you understand me. but no I just do!” “Like love at first sight?” Alex rolled her eyes. aren’t you?” she nodded sheepishly.” “Exactly!” she sprang to life.
I just had no idea you were having such a hard time excepting it. I said nothing. The guy you once loved is now about to become you son-in-law! It’s like he couldn’t get the mother so he settles for the daughter. “See.” She eyed me inquisitively. “Back to you and Morgan…” She groaned. let alone did I ever fathom I’d have a child by Edward.“It’s just pure curiosity!” she insisted. but it’s just so weird how things turned out.” I pressed. “Alice saw you and Morgan together. “Does it matter. “Mom you said anything.” “I know. Jacob really and truly loves your sister. I mean you were in love with him too!” “How do you know this?” I was fuming now. are you going to deny it?” she replied dodging my question.” 26 . “Very much so in the beginning.” she accused. I know that’s all over now and you are both strictly friends. “At one point you were torn between your love for dad and your love for Jacob.” “But it isn’t like that at all. And it’s not like he had much of a choice in the matter. “What are you getting at?” “You’re not being entirely truthful with me.” Alex reminded me. “That’s the only reason why it bothered you?” My eyes narrowed. “Now will you answer my question?” I pressed my lips together. “It was just weird because Jacob is my best friend. I would’ve never imagined in a million years that he’d fall for one of my daughters.” “Okay that’s enough on that subject. she said your future with him is pretty solid. “How can you ask me to open up to you when you won’t do the same?” I looked at her flabbergasted. With time I’ve come to terms with it.” I admitted.
She was my parents golden child. “Yeah I do love him. “If you hadn’t have barged in on us that night I might’ve killed him. “Alexandria Cullen does not fall for anyone! This can’t be happening. And I don’t know if I can rein in the monster within me. I followed her. “What?” I asked. “Like you said before he’s a Guardian and he can defend himself.” she professed with pride. I don’t have to try to hide or protect him. Before Margaret and I were kidnapped by Xavier. Morgan is one of the Guardians and he knows all about the vampire and supernatural world.“No!” she shouted. home life wasn’t all that it should’ve been. You love him right?” Her expression changed drastically. And now I have an awesome sister who truly loves me and doesn’t make me feel like I’m some flaw in her perfect life. “Nothing… it’s just that I don’t know how or why I’ve been so blessed to have such an amazing life. “You’re going to have to come to terms with this because once a vampire is changed. nevertheless the situations are different.” “Why yes I am familiar with your epic love story. I would act out to get attention. she was lighter.” I declared. “That’s all you need to know. they are forever altered there’s no going back. Yeah he’s human.” She jumped down elegantly and landed neatly in the leaves.” “Doesn’t that make things a whole lot easier?” I pointed out. but mom he’s human! Do you know how many guys that have been with me that’s dead? I don’t mean to kill them it’s just I get so carried away and I lose myself.” She shuttered slightly. Just ask your father. but that still wouldn’t seem to work. I have 27 . It’s not going to be easy by any means your father struggled daily to keep from killing me! Though once you stop trying to fight this and embrace it everything will be much easier. I won’t accept this. happier. I felt so inferior to her. “Maybe.” I nodded in understanding. but he’s immortal. She smiled at me thoughtfully. Unlike my sister I did make all the good grades and I wasn’t the popular girl.
” This was a moment where I wish that I could still cry. “Don’t blame yourself for something that is out of your control dear. “What do you mean she’s gone?” I demanded. but her tone startled me. but the sounds of something approaching stopped me. we’ll find her.parents who invests time in both their kids and doesn’t show favoritism.” she paused. I turned to run. “Saving you that day was one of the best things that I’ve ever done. “She’s gone!” she said running with me now. I love these heart to heart talks that we have. “She disappeared from her room. “Rose what is it?” “Renesmee…” I took off in a sprint before she told me the rest. She was pacing back forth. “Bella!” Rosalie voice was like a whisper in the trees. I pulled her into my arms and held her as tight as was possible knowing it wouldn’t hurt Alex in the slightest.” 28 .” Alex laughed. “I don’t think I’ve ever really fully expressed my gratitude. I was a bit choked up by her speech. The three of you are the very best part of me. A family is all I’ve ever wanted and you’ve given it to me. My muscles tensed up. right next to deciding to have your sister and being with your father. “It’d be so much easier if I could see her!” Alice complained to herself. especially when Nessie’s here too.” In my hast to find one daughter I didn’t realize that Alex was no longer with me. I’ve got a host of aunts and uncles and Carlisle and Esme and Charlie. Esme was with her. everyone was outside. A mom who also makes me feel safe and takes time out to make sure that I’m okay. but I’m so very thankful that you saved me. “C’mon let’s head back to the house and take a peek at some of your sister’s birthday gifts.” I released her. A father who kids around with me and protects me and makes me feel safe. We didn’t stop until we were in front of the house.
” “Well as you know my brother watches the future while I guard the present and Renesmee appears to have fallen off of my radar. However Mordakai has seen a major shift in the future.” Morgan’s voice came from behind us in a subtle whisper.” “What kind of shift?” I asked. Then I heard his racing heart behind me. Alice was in a faraway place. I followed the trail to the clearing and lost it. Edward and the others were very quiet. still trying to see. “She’s behind this?” Edward shook his head in confusion. “I thought you two were gone. “She probably blinked somewhere and she might be back any minute.” “We assumed the same until we picked up a scent in the room. I sighed.” I said in surprise. “Out searching. “I’m presuming you haven’t found anything?” Esme guessed. I turned around to look at the werewolf whose eyes were filled with pure anguish. “Bella. Edward joined us now. I gasped. He hung his head down. I couldn’t just stand there doing nothing. “It appears that way.” Esme replied.” Rosalie informed me. Someone else was in there with Nessie and Jacob and right before that she screamed. but it wasn’t her scent in the room.” I whimpered. “Who ever it was came and went quickly because we didn’t hear anything!” Alice interjected. “Morgan. Esme and I rushed up to check on her and she was gone. “Jake please I’m just upset and I just want my baby. 29 . “What?” I demanded. Jacob bobbed his head. Langston isn’t alone.“Where is everyone?” I asked.” he admitted shamefully. “We caught Langston’s scent near the cabin. he wasn’t by himself. His brother Mordakai was standing at his side. “But Jacob was there with her! He’s supposed to protect her how could he let someone take Renesmee right from under his nose?” I shouted in anger.” It seemed as if everything and everyone was spinning out of control.
Alice screeched in aggravation. The wolves arrived at the same time. their protecting the Volturi by preventing you from seeing their approach. “There only minutes outside of Forks and Renesmee is no where to be found. I’m so sorry. 30 . lined up prepared to fight. “Sh. less than an hour ago we were going to celebrate Renesmee’s birthday and now she was gone while we faced a death sentence. I wasn’t even aware Rosalie had left to go get them. I could only look at my husband in disbelief.she was with me… behind me!” or so I thought. Esme asked: “Um where’s Alexandria?” I glanced around in horror as my worse fears were coming to life. “I just hope she’s safe. If I would’ve seen it sooner this wouldn’t be happening.” The rest of my family joined us now. “Hello again Mrs. Just as I was about to ask him what he knew. “The Volturi are coming for her again and this time we won’t win.” Morgan explained. Edward chocked on his words. both of my daughters missing! I began panting as did Morgan. “What has she or any of us done to deserve the death penalty this time?” I caught Edward’s jaw flex as did everyone else. Cullen.” I was unable to move. “How much time do we have?” Esme breathed in dread. “Can you just tell me what is happening?” Edward cleared his throat and I turned to look at him.” “This doesn’t make sense. “Why can’t I see them? I can’t see anything!” “It’s the witches from Mystic Council.” I shook my head in confusion.” Emmett said. This was unreal.” “Why?” “Because I’ve been so distracted with so many distressing futures that I hadn’t even notice the danger that Renesmee’s was in.Mordakai stepped forward and bowed slightly. He must have seen whatever Mordakai had. “Well at least she’s not here!” I said feeling some relief.
“She’s gone after Langston. “We have to find our girls!” 31 . “What do you see?” I inquired.“What is this the day the Cullen children go missing?!” Rosalie ranted.” Alice and Edward hissed. Alice’s gasped. “Bella?” Alice called. Edward reached me and took my hand. Without another thought I took off into the trees with Edward and Jacob following right behind.
but my eyes didn’t leave Dylan’s face. Not only was he the man who… who… assaulted me. Dylan stared back at me. I remember what happened before when I’d look into them. even for a vampire. I was filled with so much hatred for this animal that stood before me. I remember everything from that night and God I wish I hadn’t. My hands flew down to my abdomen. It can’t be it just can’t be true! Dylan sighed. I’d fall weak at the knees however now it didn’t phase me in the least. Explanation I could hardly stand. This was just too much to process all at once. he was also… Is my father. he appeared to be as unhappy to see me as I was to see him. 32 . I wiped my eyes hoping that would help and it did. but I couldn’t see him through my tears that flowed from my eyes with no indication of stopping. He looked as if he was debating over something. the very foundation of my being was rocked with this revelation. I looked into Dylan’s crystal blue eyes.3. My legs wobbled again nevertheless I managed to stay standing. I never knew that I could loath a person so much until now. I squeezed my eyes shut as the voice confirmed my worse fear. I looked up at him unwillingly trying to be brave. I took a deep breath and found my voice.
“I. “Why me why not someone else? There’re millions of girls that you could’ve went up to that would’ve said yes in a heartbeat!” “True yet still none of those girls are you. still keeping a safe distance away as if not to make me feel more uncomfortable than I already was.” “Obviously. you’re sorry for getting me… for getting me…” I refused to say it because if I did than it’d make it true. “Can I please explain myself? You’re going to need to hear this because it won’t be long before they arrive. I want to tell you how sorry I am for what I’ve done to you.” He murmured softly. Was he being serious? I examined his face and notice how truly sad his eyes were.” My brows pulled together in frustration. but I figured you wouldn’t sleep with me willingly and I’m afraid I couldn’t take no for an answer. don’t understand. “You’re sorry for raping me. “And what is that?” Dylan put his hands in the pockets of his jeans and walked closer. “I am.” I muttered in disgust. “First. “If you chose to take it that way that’s your business I’m just telling you the honest truth.“Haven’t you done enough why can’t you just leave me alone?” My tone wasn’t as strong as I was going for it was shaky and unstable. but I must get what I came for.” he said as if to be polite.” Was all I could say.” “Before who arrive?” 33 . “Nothing would please me more than to leave. He titled his head a bit seeming curious about something.” I could feel my face scrunch up in pure confusion. He shrugged. “What is that suppose to be some kind of compliment?” I frowned at him in disapproval. He smiled at my expression. His voice was so endearing I had to try hard to hold onto my anger. He was now standing inches away from me.
He reached out to me and I flinched away from the contact. “Besides you wouldn’t kill the father of your child would you?” he stared deep into my eyes like he was looking into me soul. I suddenly felt bad for what I had done.Dylan rolled his eyes.” but it did. “Are you okay?” He looked up at me from out of the fog in bewilderment. 34 . “Don’t touch me!” I growled at him. NO! The voice roared within my head.” Dylan laughed a dark laugh that sent chills down my spine. searching. The voice didn’t like what Dylan did to me. “You said you were going to explain yourself!” I reminded him. “Nothing would give me more pleasure! I’m not drunk like I was that night and I will take you out without hesitation. I didn’t want him touching! Couldn’t he understand that? Apparently not because he tried again touching my right arm. “Oh c’mon Renesmee you won’t kill me if that was the case then I’d already be dead by now!” he said calling my bluff. “And what if I don’t?” he challenged. “Look I want to get back to my family so can you please get on with it.” He spit through his teeth.” He folded his hands in front of him. I couldn’t take much more of this. “Dylan?!” I called out to him in spite of myself. but it also did care for Dylan which is only natural I guess. I pushed myself off the ground as he stood up himself. “Am I supposed to believe that you care?” “I don’t. I swung my arm around and he flew threw the air landing on his back in the fog. I scowled at him. Dylan was startled by this. “I didn’t mean to upset you I hear it’s not healthy in your condition!” he insisted. “The Volturi. His smile faded. “I will kill you. Though I could feel its feelings and they were conflicted.” He eyed me carefully. I gave up trying to be strong for the moment and my legs gave out on me.
Aren’t you tired of that?” I didn’t respond.” I said sarcastically. So I had to find a way to bring them all down and the only one who possessed that power was my father. “Even since than I’ve been searching for a way to bring them down as well as the Mystic Council. “and you don’t even know it yet. they’ve formed this alliance that has never been broken. “Do you want to hear this or not?” I mashed my lips together. “And you my dear are the strongest female of them all. Who are they to get to decide who lives or dies!” he hissed in rage. The prophecy stated that both parents must be equally powerful. however you will sooner than you think. He shot me an irritated look. Your abilities will be tested.” “Prophecy Child.” “He was banished there by the Volturi.” he paused for a moment. “The Volturi. “I did didn’t I. “I heard about how they came after you as a child.He nodded. standing so close invading my personal space. they do this to many people on a daily basis.” 35 . “For centuries I’ve been searching for a way to free my father from this place called The Phoenix have you heard of it?” “Yes I have. “I have been searching for the one who is going to give birth to this child for decades. The Volturi breaks up families and destroys lives and rationalize it. sister and I lost our parents.” I whispered. They took away our mother and our father. That’s when I found that there was to be one witch whose powers were greater than anything that we’ve every seen before! Ancients called it the Prophecy Child.” He approached me again. they were going to kill you and your family. They are the reason why my brother. But it wasn’t just the mother I had to find I mean someone had to help the woman father the child right. I would’ve probably gotten to them sooner if it wasn’t for the council protecting them with their powers all these years.” he sighed.
“You were?” I don’t if the reaction was my own or not.” I was officially confused and my stomach was in knots. So Langston wrote a time travel spell. “Yes the Guardians are the only ones who are allowed to do that. Please witches and warlocks break the rules all the time! And Mordakai destroyed it when he caught me.” He gave me a sharp nod.” I chuckled. “I was hoping you’d feel that way. “I don’t want this!” I confessed.” He said recollecting his thoughts. I placed my hand back on my stomach trying to acknowledge the fact that I’m with child but I couldn’t. “You’re lying!” I accused.” 36 . My eyes narrowed. “I thought you needed it. “Can you please continue on with your story? How did you come to the conclusion that you’d father such a child?” “Right.” The voice in my head was extremely quiet. “I was afraid that you would be protective of the child.” I admitted. “You know that this isn’t a lie! I bet you can feel the power generating for within you because I can sense it from where I stand. “What you’re saying is that I’m now carrying it.” “You can travel through time? But the Guardians…” He cut me off. “I come from a long line of great witches.” Dylan grinned. listening I presumed and I could tell it didn’t like what I said. I couldn’t just go on my suspicions because what if I was wrong. “It speaks to you?” “Yes. but stopped. I shook my head mechanically.I took a step back from him. but I was overwhelmed with an awful gut wrenching feeling. but since you’re not this makes what I’ve come to do much easier. “That’s the voice in my head…” I mused.” Dylan proclaimed. No ones magic can compare to ours and each generation is stronger than last. “Please I can’t do this. I have no intention of letting that child be born.
“I don’t want the child I just want its powers. I had started to care for it without giving myself permission to. I was overwhelmed with sadness. The Volturi want it dead and since it’s growing inside you as we speak their going to kill you along with it!” “I though they wanted the power. “You’d give our child to strangers but not its own father.” I glared I him. you’ll suffer a ‘miscarriage’ and can go back to your life the way it was.” “They can have it for all I care!” I shouted. “Wouldn’t you rather give me what I want so that you and your family won’t have to face death?” Of course that’s what I wanted.” I forced out the word. but I can’t allow you to have such a power.” I gritted my teeth. not just the voices sadness but mine as well.” He corrected me.pregnant. “on purpose!” “It doesn’t matter to them and you know that! They’ve been looking for an excuse to finish off you family for years and now they’ve got one. You can’t let him to this. “If you don’t let me do this then you and your family will have to face the Volturi and there plans for you are far more severe!” “But it’s not like I got pre. “And their not planning on wanting a month until that baby is born.” He wasn’t happy in the least by my refusal of his offer. I’m sorry. I had to face facts. I couldn’t save a strangers life over that of my own or 37 . “There is no going back to the way things were! You don’t get it do you. “The Volturi are scared to death at the very idea of the child even existing. but either way I went with this it wasn’t going to end well. what you did to me I will have to carry that with me for the rest of my never-ending life. “Renesmee!” he said in mock surprise.” I knew that I was backed into a corner.” “No I want the power. All I have to do is recite a simple spell to drain the fetus of its powers and it’ll be too weak to survive. The voice pleaded.
Dylan pulled his hand back. “Alright but if you try anything else I will break your arm!” I threatened. “What!” Dylan gasped in horror. I looked down and watch astonishment. frantically trying to put out the fire but it was spreading like wildfire.” He repeated himself.” I became stiff.” He placed the palm of his hand on my belly. I noticed that I had gained some weight. but he wouldn’t listen. but not in the near future. It wasn’t anything to go crazy over but I could defiantly see it. I shielded my face.” I can’t allow this. then I will. Please.” Dylan chanted. He scoffed. The tears began to flow again. “But I’m going to have to touch you tummy. Then there was this aura of light around him as he consumed the powers.” He said impatiently “Will I be in pain?” I asked. These mood swings were exhausting! “I promise to be gentle. Please don’t do this. If you do not stop him. “Dylan maybe you should stop!” I warned. but it would not be silence. “I’m sure you will. Please! I tried so hard to tune the voice out. “This is what I’ve been waiting for. I began to fell hotter that I usually do I felt like I was burning up. His hand was on fire. When I 38 . “I’m waiting. Again I chose to ignore it. It was worse in the pit of my stomach. This isn’t how things are suppose to happen. “Before the passing of this hour Take away this witches powers. “Yes!” he rejoiced in triumph. He screamed in agony as the flames swallowed him whole and ending with an explosion.my families because even if this is my child it’s still a stranger to me and I am nowhere near ready to bring a child into this world! I can picture myself having a family with Jacob. He must be destroyed.
looked there was nothing left but a heap of what appeared to be sand. 39 .
Apparently. but it’s something to keep myself occupied while all hell is breaking loose. I’d never seen Nessie like that before. but that would have to wait because I had some major things to talk with him about. I was still trying to wrap my head around it. Vince wasn’t home yet. Talking with Vince Washing dishes is my least favorite thing to do. Chris had already gone and I wanted to know what happened between him and Vince. Alex already knew that there was something wrong with Ness before the party. Seth said that Jacob told him that she’s sick. Well already has broken loose! Seth was saying goodbye to Shane.Mackenzie’s POV 4. though that doesn’t make any sense. he was leaving town again but said that he’d be back to see Ness and Jake tie the knot. but didn’t mention it to anyone. She never gets sick! And everyone is one edge because 40 . he was making sure Claire didn’t remember what had happened at tonight’s party.
We’re hoping she just had some bad blood and that’s why she’s feeling so weird. 41 . I rolled me eyes. and then I tried to give him a seductive look though I didn’t think it’d work. He carried me out of the kitchen when I yelled for him to stop. so warm.” Seth looked puzzled by my response.” I muttered incoherently. I began gasping for air in a matter of seconds. He chuckled. Seth was so close.” He questioned with a dumbfounded expression. I tried to concentrate on washing the bowl that I had retrieved from the bottom of the sink. Seth gave me a weird look. but I have a hunch that it’s something more than that! “Need any help?” Seth asked entering the kitchen. “Vince!” I gasped.” I said gesturing to the stack at my left.” He kissed me again pulled tightly to him when the front door slammed.” He laughed.” “No. He kissed my cheek and then he reached for my chin and kissed my lips. I wanted to kiss him again… actually I wanted to do more than that. “Which one is it?” Vince wondered. “I’m I interrupting something?” “Yes. “Is everything okay?” “I think so…” He raised his eyebrows. “Alright. Seth scooped me up into his arms and kissed me intensely. so inviting. “Okay. The bowl slipped out of my hand and sank back to the bottom. “You want to tell me what you’re thinking about. “You can help me dry them.of that key factor. “Let’s go upstairs. I’m not scared anymore. “Positive.” He suggested.” I smiled. He groaned. “We should um finish this. but I was sidetracked.” I giggled. “You sure?” he asked when he came up for air. “Why tell you why can’t I show you?” “Show me what.
” He half smiled then gave me a peck on the cheek. “I flung your brother off of Renesmee. “Yeah uh. With a sigh of frustration. I nodded.” “I’m not afraid anymore! But that’s beside the point. wait before what happened? Flung who off of who?” he rambled in confusion.” “What do you mean you think?” “Well I thought I got there in time before anything did happen.” I declared. You remember how I thought that Renesmee was the one. I’d feel so much better if you go check in on him and Nessie again please!” I sang.” His brows pulled together. Vince frowned at me. “Why was he even on top of her?” I recoiled from the image. “There seemed to be something going on.” I whined. his eyes narrow.” I said quickly. I took a deep breath. “I mean I rushed into the room and I saw him on top of her and I flung him against the wall and…” “Wait.” His eyes grew wide. “Sure. “Did something happen?” “I think so. Seth was just about to go check in with Jacob. you told me about the Volturi and the Mystic Council looking for the person who would be carrying the Prophecy Child. and I mean she was wasted! Everything was out of control and I had to get help because I 42 . “From the beginning!” he suggested. “I was?” he muttered dully.“Actually. he left. “What’s going on?” Vince walked into the kitchen and hoped up on the stool.” “No I can’t. “I think you can pretty much guess.” I shook me head. “I don’t know where to start. “That is the least of our problems. “Before you left to join Shane in search of Chris. “Nessie got drunk at the party. “Our problems? I’m not the one who’s afraid of having a sexual relationship with my boyfriend. there’s something I’ve got to tell you!” He realized that I was being serious.” He nodded slowly.” he said.
” I grumbled. “Look at me Vincent! We’ve been friends for years and even with all the craziness that has been going on with Langston I still love your family… what’s left of it. “And I asked him to watch Renesmee for just a minute. “They weren’t doing anything! He was raping her!” “You’re lying!” He shouted. 43 . Here upstairs in his room…” His face went blank.” he pointed out.” “He came back!” I insisted. “You think I’d lie about something like this!” “He’d never do anything like that!” he said in his brother’s defense.couldn’t handle her and the crowd by myself and Alex was off somewhere trying to seduce Morgan! I don’t know why. I wouldn’t do something like that to you or Dylan and you know that.” He uttered in disgust.” Vince shook his head repeatedly. “That isn’t all of it!” “Oh great there’s more. “Yes. I did. “She can’t seem to remember.” “Does anyone else know about this?” I shook my head.” “It’s just a theory.” “You didn’t even tell Nessie what happened to her? Don’t you think she has a right to know?” he questioned me. his voice rattled with anger. He halted just outside of his door. “Oh my God!” he stormed out of the room and bolted up the stairs.” He stared at me for a few moments. “No way! Dylan wasn’t even in town last weekend. but I left her at Charlie’s with Dylan. “You’re serious. when I returned with Bella they were gone!” “But you found them. I glared at him.” He scowled at me. I went after him. “Now I suppose your going to tell me that she’s pregnant. “What were they doing?” his voice was somber. “I would never lie about something like this. “Nessie hasn’t been herself lately and it’s the only explanation that I can come up with.” He mumbled bitterly.
” “Well that would explain why Dylan really came to Forks. Vince and I stood there in shock. “But why? What are they planning on doing?” He shoved open his door and I followed him into his room. The house shook violently nearly knocking us to the floor. He shrugged. Shattered pieces of 44 . “I don’t know what to do and even if she is pregnant doesn’t mean that it’s with the Prophecy Child!” “I believe that she is. “Who the hell?” I screamed. I got a feeling that the two of them have been in on this from the get go. I was hoping she would never have to remember such a horrifying experience.” I told him. “She must because you even said she was desperately searching for the one who’d carry the child.I swallowed back tears.” He waited. I’m. We both came to an abrupt halt when we spotted someone climbing into his window. Vince was absolutely right.” “What should we do?” I asked. Now that’s not possible considering the circumstances.” “Damn Mackenzie!” “What are you getting mad at me for?” “I’m not mad at you. “Who?” “Alex!” I shouted as she burst through the window. “She didn’t remember and I didn’t want to be the one to remind her of it. well I guess I’m just mad in general! You even said this might happen and I dismissed the very idea. “It’s me!” Langston exclaimed hurrying through the windowpane. but I don’t where they were or when.” Vince sighed. Langston ran into him. “She’s coming!” Langston screeched. I have to tell her the truth. I should’ve told Nessie that very nigh what had happened. “Why?” “I had a vision a few days ago. “What are you doing here?” Vince asked. “I saw Dylan with Nessie talking about it. that we could just forget about that night. but does Langston have something to do with this?” Vince mused.
reluctantly covering his sister. “What answers?” Alex spit through her teeth.” Alex warned. “We have to do something. I stared hard at the arm chair in the corner behind her.” I said surprised by his statement. don’t try that with me Mackenzie. Alex stood there in the center of the room snarling. “Where is she?!” Alex growled at her.glass rained on us. if she kills Lang than we’ll never get them. her body was ready to spring on a moments notice.” “Excuse me. “You want answers don’t you. She eyed us carefully. She cried out in pain. “If you kill her then we’ll never find Renesmee!” But Alex was too far gone. “Where’s who?” I asked Alex. Her eyes were fixed on her target. “We have to stop her. With my hand I jerked it back towards her. “Why are you so quick to jump down my throat?!” she shot back. “Don’t know what?” Vince and I questioned her. I just didn’t want to turn against one of my best friends. “I am one of the best movers around. “That psycho bit me!” Langston announced showing off her wounded neck. it slowly elevated up off the floor. Vince and Langston grabbed viles off of his dresser and tried to throw them at her. She dodged them easily. “I use up all my potions trying to get away and I flew here on my broom!” “What did you do to piss her off?” Vince demanded. “Ugh!” Langston moaned. Alex swiftly leaped up onto the ceiling.” “Alex clam down. “And guess who I find wandering around in the woods. her eyes were a bloody red and blood spilled from the sides of her mouth.” I knew he was right. “For the thirteenth time I don’t KNOW!” Langston protested.” I urged. “Renesmee’s missing!” Alex informed us. “That’s it! 45 . Vince put up his force field.” Vince whispered to me. But then again I had to save another. but Alex was too fast.
” She reached back into the draw and pulled out a knife. It reminded me of our séance a few weeks back. Langston glanced at me briefly and then began placing the candles in a circle. “I didn’t do anything to her. Then we’ll be on our way!” “What do you want it for?” Vince asked.” Langston pricked her index finger until blood oozed from it.” I said knowingly. She then put out the match. we just want to harness the child’s powers. “What are you about to do?” I wondered curiously. “Where did you made her disappear to?” Vince asked in terror. “I’m summoning them.” she said doubtfully. opened his dresser draw and pulled out candles and a pack of matches.” “Oh no it really is true.” 46 . “That’s for me to know and for you to wonder little brother!” she teased. “Oh calm down. lighting the candles. I sent her home! Maybe her parents can control her.” Vince said miserably. I fell back against the door while Vince’s shield snapped back against him. “Yes. Vince you have to help me my powers aren’t enough to bring them both here. “Blood to blood I summon thee Blood to blood return to me. I gawked at the empty place where Alex once stood. She stalked passed her brother. “What did you do with Renesmee?” Vince pressed. “Powers of the witches rise Course unseen across the sky Come to us who call you near Come to us and settle here.” He reluctantly took her hand. “Look we’re not going to hurt them… intentionally anyway.Evil that has traveled here I call on you to disappear!” She chanted and Alex was gone.” “Dylan. but I have an idea of who might’ve. “We came here together unsure on what to do about Nessie and the kid. I watched as they took a few breaths to calm down and then recited a spell.
I glanced over to my right and although it was already night it became darker. beautiful yet deadly. Next to her feet was a pile of ashes. “Did I miss something? Where’s Dylan?” Then my eyes zeroed in on the mound of dust that everyone was so interested in. Who was she talking to? Langston fell down on all fours sobbing uncontrollably. By the looks of it he was either shocked or burned to death. Nessie continued to stare down at the remains on the floor. But something troubled me about his demise. “Nessie!” I exclaimed in relief. Finally they came into sight they reminded me of dark angles.The drop of blood the spilled out of her finger turned white and began to glow. Everyone crouched forward ready to attack. She grabbed the sides of her head. What have you done? Nessie’s words echoed in my head. I had a feeling that this was the end. Could she have been talking to it? As I stood there motionless. 47 . powers that I didn’t know she possessed. “Renesmee!” Bella cried as she and Edward held their daughter. Nessie and I joined the others in the clearing. I couldn’t find the words to say for I knew what must’ve happened. Seth hovered over me now growling at the darkness advancing on us. “What have you done?” she gasped in a faint whisper. The only light came from the moon. Dylan must’ve threatened Nessie so she… my mouth was so dry it was like sawdust. I watched their happy reunion which didn’t last very long. “There here. but that was blacked out by the shadows. She didn’t move it was like she couldn’t even here me. It multiplied and swirled around in the circle of candles when Renesmee appeared. Unless it wasn’t her at all.” Alex announced. Vince consoled his sister. my body began to tremble which lead me to know that what I was about to see wasn’t going to be pleasant. my head fell into my hands. what I couldn’t figure out was what was coming. An ill feeling crept over me. This always happens when I’m having a vision.
Vince and Langston was still mourning over the loss of their brother. Nessie was on his back crying and shaken with fear. “I’m afraid there isn’t anything you can say old friend there is no escape… not this time!” The vision began to fade. but he stopped him. Jake couldn’t bare to see her in the tiniest bit of pain. he looked so friendly I couldn’t believe that he’d wish harm against us. They stopped at few feet away from us. “It’s the Volturi isn’t it?” “We have to get out of here!” I said talking her hand. blinking from the house. I almost didn’t ask too afraid of the answer I’d receive if any. “Mackenzie what did you see?” Nessie demanded. 48 . Bella was at his side and Alex was behind them with the Jacob wolf. A white haired man stepped forward. Something was shaking me. There were so many of them and I also realized that the witches from the Mystic Council were among them.” Carlisle began.“Is that?” I managed my voice hoarse. “Yes. We were out numbered. “What did you see?” she asked again now hysterical. “Aro. “It’s the Volturi.” Edward said his expression grim.” He stood out front with Carlisle. He turned his head around and whined. I refocused my eyes on her my heart pounding in my chest so loud that it was thundering in my ears.
Part Two: Return to the Past 49 .
1. Great Escape
Mackenzie and I blinked into the woods. I immediately knew where we were; I could hear the voices of my family near by. “Where are they?” Mom panicked. “Mordakai said they’d be here and they will.” Dad reassured her. Mackenzie pulled my hand. “Come on we don’t have much time.” We burst out from the trees running as fast as we could to join our loved ones. “Renesmee!” My mother cried as she and my father held me. I clung to them tightly not wanting to let them go, but I didn’t have much of a choice. I heard someone catch their breath. “There here.” Alex informed everyone. For the second time in my life I felt cold, I became a block of ice. Before I could register what was happening, Mom passed me back to my sister and she lifted me up onto Jake’s back. Once I was in place I could feel him relax a little. He and the other wolves were already in formation. Was it possible that as dark as the night sky was that it could get any darker. It seems like it’s reaching out at us trying to pull us in. As I took in this familiar scene my body trembled while tears streaked down my cheeks. Jacob whined uneasily at my discomfort. Carlisle and my dad were in the front of the line standing beside each other. Mom was at my dad’s left side. Esme was a little further back from Carlisle; I could tell that even though the distance between them was small it was too much for them to bare at the moment. Alex stood next to Jacob and me, fixated on what was coming. One of the wolves growled. “Is that?” Mackenzie choked. “Yes.” Dad answered. “It’s the Volturi.” That’s when they came into view moving swiftly but gracefully at the same time. I noticed that there appeared to be new faces in their crowed from what I remembered. The difference between these new faces and the ones that I recognized was that the new ones wore white and silver robes. Counting the Volturi, their guard, and these newcomers we were definitely out numbered. “Who are they?” Rosalie whispered to my dad so low that the others couldn’t hear, but Alice is the one who answered.
“They must be the ones Morgan told us about the ones who are protecting them by somehow blinding me.” She muttered in pure frustration. I laid down in my Jacob’s fur trying to burry myself not wanting to be seen. Although I knew what they wanted: Me. I can’t hide from this; I can’t allow my family to be slaughtered because of me. I sat up knowing what I had to do. When I did get up my eyes met my father’s. He shook his head disapproving of the plan I had formed in my head. “Stay put.” He ordered, his eyes burning with intensity. Then he glanced at Alex and she nodded at him as if they were agreeing on something. He probably told her to keep an eye on me already just incase I decided to surrender myself to them. Finally they stopped a few feet away from us. Aro stepped forward. “Aro.” Carlisle greeted him, but Aro raised his hand up to silence him. This time around it seemed he was not interested in hearing any explanations. “I’m afraid there isn’t anything you can say old friend there is no escape… not this time!” “Yes. What’s done is done.” Caius smiled triumphantly. Carlisle spoke again. “But what have we done to deserve such a fate? At least if we are destined to die let us know why.” Caius roared with laughter. “Please do not try to fool us. Trickery won’t help or save you now.” “Stop that Caius!” A woman hissed. She stepped out from the crowd wearing one of the white and silver robes. The hood of the robe covered her face so I couldn’t get a good look at her. She stopped between Aro and Caius. “The man truly does not know why we are here as do many of them who are before us now. Only a select few know why we’ve come. We will not do anything until they’ve been properly informed about the situation at hand.” Caius was about to say something when Aro cut him off. “She is right brother. Like young Edward she can read thoughts as well, she’d know they were lying. Carry on my friend.”
“Langston what have you done?” Vince demanded. However it wasn’t surprised at all. I could feel her eyes on me. “Something has happened here that was brought to our attention… by you Langston. A few of you here I am familiar with… Mackenzie… Alexandria…” They both held their heads down as she said their names. “I was just being a model citizen!” She replied with a smirk. My thoughts were interrupted by Gwen. While the Volturi looks after you vampires here. the spokes person and member of the Mystic Council. 53 . “They were looking for the one who was carrying the prophecy child and there she is. it is up to us to look after witches. Everyone broke into small conversations asking each other what was going on. The woman smiled at us. Langston and Dylan!” As if she was overjoyed that they we here. It told me.” And she pointed to me. “Edward what are they talking about?” Mom asked in confusion.” I heard a few gasps as well as my own.The woman pulled back the hood of her robe and silver white hair flowed down the sides of her shoulders. Dylan walked with his brother and sister into the clearing joining neither side. It was like they were their own team. I could feel everyone’s eyes on me now. as you say. the smile reached her gray eyes and they danced. “Greetings one and all! My name is Gwen and I am. They must have cast a spell. although the loudest came from her brother’s. Jacob was tense beneath me. I flipped quickly through my mental pictures to make sure what I had seen was real. indeed. not even attempting to look at her. “Oh and look who joins us Vincent. because I was certain that Dylan was just burned alive in front of me moments ago. We live in an alternate world that parallels this one. I couldn’t figure out why. unknowns and all other supernatural beings so we do not risk exposure on either side. My jaw dropped as.
He reached out to me to wipe a tear that had fallen though before he could touch me he was yet again sailing through the air landing at least a hundred feet away from me. 54 . He in turn stared at me and so many emotions were exposed on his face. but he couldn’t have been worried about me.Alex asked me. Yet. It said. “THAT’S NOT TRUE!” He shouted back at me. It felt bad for him. I jumped down off of Jake’s back and stormed my way past my family. “Please Jake stop!” I grabbed hold of his hind leg as if to stop him in case he did try to make a move. I began to pout. and again sad. Oh thank goodness. Jacob stood in front of me his teeth bared. “How could you!” I screamed in Dylan’s face. Reluctantly. This time it wasn’t me who did this. He was growling menacingly. but I didn’t. My dad didn’t raise a hand to stop me.” “I thought you wanted this thing for your own personal gain but the whole time you were working with them to try and destroy me and my family!” He didn’t like the conclusion that I had come up with. “Ness are you… are you pregnant?” Silence flowed through the clearing in that instant. I couldn’t believe I was about to cry over this being pregnant is the worst! “No don’t cry!” he begged. instead of focusing on them my attention was on Dylan. He clearly looked worried. Should I tell them the truth. I’m not sure why but I didn’t want him yelling at me this way. He looked back at me and took in my expression. My hatred burned for him with a new passion. should I lie? But what difference did lying make the truth was out and there was no need in denying it. One of them being fear. “Everything you told me back there was a lie wasn’t it?” “No. It became very upset at Jake’s violent reaction toward Dylan. Everyone was now waiting for my response. but the others took me by surprise. he relaxed his position to attack as well as the rest of the pack. making me upset as well. blocking Dylan’s path to me.
I rolled my eyes. cannot handle such power without being corrupt by it. “Is it that voice you heard earlier tonight?” I nodded. “Aro the plan is to destroy the growing fetus before it is born and to destroy all who protect it if that’s what it takes. As you all have seen and heard that child as immense amount of power and that is just from inside the womb can you imagine what will become of this child when it is born? All the abilities it will possess. but just because I did what I did earlier doesn’t mean I’m heartless. An adult. “It’s the baby talking to me.” She paused.” No they haven’t even given me a chance they’re just speculating. 55 . “Could you a least make up your mind? Either you hate him or you don’t. He’s still my father. “Not only that but it also has powers from inside there too!” Gwen informed them all. Her cool hand was on my face and she appeared to be extremely concerned. “Extraordinary. “I truly wish you all no harm. “We have freewill… either to follow the path of good or evil. More gasps erupted. “Oh my God!” I heard one of the men in the white and silver robes say. your mind reader can tell you my intentions and you will know that all I speak is the truth and what I believe. Sorry this isn’t an easy situation for me either. let alone a child. The more I talk to this… child the more I care for it.” I admitted. “That thing can communicate with you from inside the womb?” Caius hissed in disgust.” Even Langston looked stunned.” Then she turned back to us. “It’s more powerful than any of us ever imagined.” I said aloud with out even realizing it. My dad growled at him and Gwen gave him a disapproving look. that thing will surely be evil. I mean he did try to kill me.” Aro breathed. There was something in Aro’s eyes as if he just had a new idea. “Sweetheart who are you talking to?” My mom was next to me now.
“No Renesmee I can’t. Langston moved into a spot where she could glare Caius straight in the eyes.” There seemed to be some sort of conviction in her words. Only seers are able to see an exact future that is never changing. feeling the need to defend it. I know they are scared about my future but they are wrong! A chill ran up my spine. “Alexandria this is about something bigger than all of us. “We are not only doing this to protect our world. but all of mankind.I shook my head defiantly. “I mean that is part of it to hell with the rest of us you just want to make sure you still have all the powers and the authority. This is just like what happened to me eight years before when the Volturi were deciding on whether or not I should be allowed to live or not. This was just so wrong. Gwen continued on with her speech. “Sadly. “And how do you know that? Can you see the future?” She eyed my carefully and then answered with a smile. nevertheless as Mordakai and you aunt will tell you the future is never set in stone it’s always changing. Dylan was at least right about one thing… who are they to decide who lives or dies. “This kid probably won’t even turn out to be evil you just want to make sure that no one rules above you.” “So is that what this is about making sure you don’t lose your seats of power?” Alex interrupted. You just want to get rid of him like you got rid of our father!” Their crowd became uneasy.” She gestured to Mackenzie. So why would we leave something like this up to chance?” They’re wrong.” “But Alex is right isn’t she?” Langston asked suddenly. Mackenzie’s powers have not grown enough yet for her to get premonitions at will. With powers such as this the child will overthrow us. “He had every right to come after for what you did to us all the pain you cause because of your stupid rules!” “Our rules have kept us all safe and undetected for centuries it’s all been for the best.” “Is that what you tell yourself every time you screw my mother?” 56 .
We can’t let this happen! Focus. And it was right. I don’t get everything from my father. I don’t know why but it seemed as if everything was moving in slow motion. She didn’t deserve do die like this. Instead of waving my arm to move Caius back. That was when I was completely out of control and my abilities were at its strongest. No one spoke only the guard got into position ready to spring they weren’t even going to wait for the command. Just let go and do what comes naturally. I didn’t realize that my dad was trying to stop me until after a jolt of energy released itself hitting Caius with full force knocking him out of sight.Caius was clearly appalled by Langston’s language. I could tell that it was coming directly from me and not the child. cruelest… Right. Though she was the meanest. Alex can do it with ease because she is a full vampire and she’s been a mover much longer than I have. it was so degrading. You have that kind of power. It was like watching Irina get killed all over again. The aftershock knocked me off of my feet. The one time I could move a vampire was when I was undergoing my transformation to an unknown and I knocked Carlisle through the wall in the house. The pack was ready to their teeth bared ready in a moments notice. All any of us could hear was him and a couple dozen trees colliding with the ground. My dad grabbed me away 57 . I felt a new strength building up inside me. I remember when he smacked her just like he was about to do the same to Langston. Now I have to continue to practice to get them under control if I want to be able to do those things again. Yes you can. I held the palm of my hand out facing him. but my mother caught me. Now there was no way I’d be able to do that. Quickly! I did just that. Its difficult lifting a vampire off its feet unlike it is to lift a human because vampire’s are like stone and they’re so heavy. He raised his hand to smack her and with the force he was about to use Langston wasn’t going to live through this.
It wasn’t a pure smile but a mischievous one. she wouldn’t give up so easily after coming this far 58 .” He told me as he lifted me back onto Jake’s back. It just didn’t make sense because if they got a hold of me then it would spoil their plans. Jacob quickly moved back behind them and stood within a circle the wolves had formed. It wasn’t until I turned back and looked at Langston that I understood what I had done. They know all to well that my family would not watch me die for any reason especially for something out of my control. Jacob huffed in agreement. “What’s going on?” I asked him scared that I’d made a terrible mistake.from my mother. She looked at me. Because in order to kill the child they would have to kill me along with it since. “You shouldn’t have done that. Both had their fingers intertwined in his fur. She wore the biggest smile on her face. they don’t want its powers. “You just have to trust us and do what we say. Mac was crying. If they were to find out that I was the one who was carrying the special child everyone is so worried about that would be the icing on the cake. It would be the perfect reason to get rid of my family and I. I really wish I knew what I did. Except… She knew that the Volturi has had it in for my family for a while I mean everyone knew that by now.” Alex whispered. Alex came to stand at Jake’s right side while Mackenzie came and stood on his left. unlike Dylan. Just a few minutes ago she was carrying on about how they did her father wrong. It was right. However Langston has no intention on letting them get to me before she can. That’s when it clicked and I wasn’t the only one who understood. they were still facing our enemies. She blew him a kiss in response. “What’s happening?” I whispered down to her. It could only lead to a major fight leaving them the victors. Seth glance back at her and yelped. It was a trap. I was wondering why Langston would give me up to the Volturi if she and her brother wanted the kid’s powers so bad. but she didn’t answer my question.
” “What?” I heard my family shout. except she wasn’t counting on the fact that the fetus could protect itself. And together… well its obvious what we can do together isn’t it. using its own powers to extract its own justice!” They all fell into agreement with him. “You see what we’ve been saying! That poor girl is being use by the fetus.” “Oh please stop with this foolishness. “If you know anything about the Prophecy than you’d know that the parents of the prophecy child are both powerful in their own right. Everything she’s done has been leading up to this moment. “What just happened wasn’t because of the child at all. “Not willingly!” There was a pause. “Who did you think it was Jacob?” Dylan laughed at the thought. She would be dead before she could get within a hundred yards of me. Jacob growled.” The man ordered. The only thing stopping her from getting to me is my family. “That’s not true!” I protested. “You actually slept with him!” I shook my head repeatedly. 59 . “Are you saying that you are the father of that baby my daughter is carrying?” mom growled at him. “We?” Aro repeated. I wasn’t pleased about it. but why would I think anything other than that?” Alex looked up at me in shock. but if they were distracted by a fight than that would easily solve her problems.” Dylan barked at him. “What do you mean by that?” In that moment I couldn’t help but relive the rape in my memories. The man in the white and silver robe quickly came out and turned to the crowd. “Let’s do what we can here to do and be done with it. I did that all on my own that was my power. Dad could see everything now.” “She is telling the truth.and being so close to what she wants. “Yes. He snarled viciously at Dylan and lurched forward at him. It enjoyed this every much. Dylan’s brows pulled together. This surprised me that he was coming to my defense.
no. the sun was quickly rising.” “So I’m being punished for something I didn’t cause. It is indeed sad how this all came to be…” he hesitated.” I could feel that I hurt It’s feelings. no.” He didn’t seem very sorry. He was within reach of Dylan but he wasn’t about to let my dad catch him. You harm one of us you harm us all!” Caius was back standing next to Aro with a satisfied grin on his face. “Why do you sound as if you care?” Because It did. “Sometimes some must be sacrificed for the greater good. “I so sorry. “I can feel the pressure against my shield.“Edward NO!” Mom pleaded. and on some level I do too. “Screw the greater good!” Mom retorted. I just shrugged. No. Alex glanced up at me like I had lost all my marbles. He sighed.” Gwen interjected. We chose to fight!” Rosalie answered. Aro stepped forward. “My deepest apologies dear Renesmee. Caius’ smile faded. They too will not go unpunished.” She told us. “Where’d he go?” I asked frantically. Dad tried again. He shimmered and disappeared out of sight. Instead of telling her this and risking Jake hearing my answer. Dad tried to stop but he was moving to fast and he slammed into the ground leaving a huge dent in the earth. for something I don’t even want. “Dad stop!” I screamed. Dylan finally reappeared at the opposite end of the clearing. “Look we do not wish to harm you all as Gwen pointed out earlier. 60 . A few howls descended into the early morning sky. “So you all chose to die?” “No. “You will not lay a hand on her. A second later I caught sight on mom grabbing the sides of her head. although this time Jasper and Emmett were able to grab hold on him and pin him to the ground. Dad snapped out of it and joined his brother’s and Carlisle as they readied themselves for the fight that was inevitable.
Jacob and I blinked to the cottage. I just wanted to stay there and console him. “I’m going to find my way back to you and there is nothing that can keep us apart!” I professed. probably telling us to hurry.” He sounded like he was choking on something and then I noticed a huge drop of water hit the ground. There was so much going on. Then I turned my attention to Jacob. Alex. Then a recognizable bright 61 . but Demetri was too quick. I kissed his fur and whispered into his ear. “I love you Jacob Black. This isn’t goodbye you know… this is just a see you later. rubbing his fur against my face. Alex pulled me off of Jake’s back. I chuckled. Then he was repelled back.” He nodded in agreement. Vince was there and he took my mom’s hand. “as you wish. the Council stayed out of the action though. “Nessie please the Council is going to find us soon they’ll be able to sense our presence here. “Thanks. like he bounced off of something… a shield. He barked at us. “Are you ready?” I heard Morgan’s voice ask. My Jacob was crying. Mackenzie. The tears quietly fell from my eyes. Before I could ask them anything. “Just one moment please. I had a strange feeling that were going to have to say goodbye.” He looked back at his army and with a nod they charged at us and my family charged right back. “Come on Alex. Jake moaned. Demetri rushed out of the crowd heading straight for mom. In his eyes there wasn’t just sadness. “Alright this is it we have to go!” Mackenzie shouted over the noise. “She just wants to say goodbye. both finding strength in the other.“Well. but so much pain and anguish.” I smiled as if to say thank you to her.” “But-” Alex began. Alex nodded.” Mackenzie told her.” Aro said. I yanked myself away from Alex. Dad was right behind him. I could see understanding in her eyes.” Mackenzie pressed.
” I said.” Mordakai began. Jacob growled at the forest waiting for them to come. Alex pushed me back to Mackenzie and Morgan.” “Wait I’m going too?” Mackenzie asked in confusion.” I was deeply confused. She hadn’t worn it in so long.” Mordakai said patting the stone wall of the cottage. “Why here?” “There are only a few places in the world where we can open up portals on each continent.” Morgan picked up where he left off.light caught my attention. but if for any reason something goes wrong…” he pulled out two viles and handed one to me and the other to Mackenzie. This just happens to be one of them. Nessie can’t go alone and Morgan and Mordakai are not allowed to go with her because they won’t be able to watch their own times. “You are going to have to travel back in time to warn yourself about what is going to happen so you can prevent this whole mess. “Now here’s the spell to open up the portal it’s a one way spell. When you’ve finished what you’ve gone to do you should automatically catch up with the new future. “Yes. “You are going to open a portal right on this wall. “We don’t have much time to explain. “I have to stay here and help Jake fend them off until you and Mackenzie get out of here. “So you are going to go back at least a day in advance in case anything goes wrong which is September 8th two days before your last birthday. “Look I love you both! Please hurry you’re our only hope!” Mackenzie pulled me to the back of the cottage where Morgan waited with Mordakai. “The brighter it gets the closer they are. “Just come right back here to the cottage throw the potions against 62 .” Morgan handed me a piece of paper.” She said.” “Okay. It was Mac’s crystal necklace. “Nessie you got to go!” Ales stressed. “What about you?” I asked.
their eyes on me. They started to walk forward. I looked at it amazed that I could actually walk through the wall without getting hurt. You can tell a lot by staring deep into someone’s eyes. “You’re going to need this now go!” “No!” 63 . Stay focused on where you want to go or you will end up in a completely different place or time. “Just stop this now and no one will get hurt.” Mackenzie ordered. “She can only see into your thoughts if you look her in the eyes.” Gwen pleaded. “Nessie say the spell. “Powers of the unknowns rise Course unseen across the skies Send me back to where I’ll find What I wish in place and time.” Surely enough.” So that’s why they kept their heads down… I heard a crash and a struggle in the front of the cottage my heart sank deep into the pit of my stomach I kept thinking about what my family went through eight years ago and how the nightmare was actually coming to life. But the council didn’t freeze. Now Mackenzie’s necklace was entirely too bright. Mackenzie ripped off her necklace and handed it to me. “Wait won’t their mind reader know what you guys have planned?” Mackenzie shook her head.the wall and it will bring you right back here. And we won’t be able to bring you back because you’re the only one with access to the past. “You mean no one but Renesmee. “There they are!” Mackenzie shouted. instead they just moved sluggishly until they broke free of it and retained the brothers.” Mackenzie shot back. “Freeze!” Morgan and Mordakai commanded them.” I nodded. I pulled out the paper. the entire wall flashed a slivery light. The council members stalked into the back where we were.
* * * I was floating for a long time or at least it felt as if I was floating. I glance at it. I didn’t need to look up to know who it was. I wasn’t alone because I heard a heartbeat nearby. suddenly a hit pitched scream escaped from her lungs. “Oh no!” I gasped.” 64 . The year was completely wrong. He placed his arm around my shoulder as if to comfort me. September 9th it read. Did I get knocked out or was I sleeping. I rolled over to my side and felt the hard surface I was on. “Eight years! We’ve gone back eight years!” I was having a mental break down. “I told you.” He handed me a newspaper. Someone grabbed me from behind and it felt as if I was floating. I ran my figures across it and realized it was the ground. It was a white electrical orb and I knew it meant the end for me. but the feeling that came next was not what I was expecting. Not the day I was going for but close enough. “Where are we?” I grumble as I got up and stretched. As I watch the three of them battle I was convinced I had to stay and help.Mackenzie turned her back from me. “It’s about time sleeping beauty!” He said in relief. The council members were flying everywhere freeing the brothers as well. “Well look on the bright side… at least we’re not alone. I squeezed my eyes shut as tightly as I could. “You’re not going to be happy about this.” He said knowingly. It took me a minute to remember the events of the day and finally my eyes snapped open. Then one of the members charged at me with something in their hand. I couldn’t hear anything after that it was me and whoever I was with and we were just… floating. It was a while before I came to. I was sleeping outside? I still hadn’t opened my eyes yet.
As his smile grew wider. my despair grew deeper.” He wasn’t the only one fond of this idea… It was too. “One big happy family. “Just you.” Dylan agreed. me and our baby. huh?” “Yeah. 65 .I gave him a disapproving glare.
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