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I was lying on the soft, wet grass, and as I opened my eyes, the sun s glaring beams shone down on me. The sky didn t have one single cloud in sight, and the trees were swaying high above. They weren t like you would expect from the trees in Fork s; they were leafy trees, and their bright green leaves rustled as the wind blew softly through the air. I sat up, and looked around in bewilderment. I was lying in a flowery meadow surrounded by oaks, maples and birches. The place had a pleasant, calming feeling about it that made you want to lie down again, close your eyes and just listen as the birds happily chirped their songs in the warm, pleasant sunlight. Almost unconsciously, a smile began to creep on my lips, and as I began to stand up, I noticed I was wearing a white, beautiful summer dress that flowed with the wind. The discovery bemused me slightly, but the second my eyes spotted the brimstones flying in the air, it didn t bother me at all. I began to laugh, and playfully followed them, dancing as I went. Aren t you forgetting something?? A part of my brain asked, but I scoffed it away. Of course I wasn t! Everything was perfectly fine. To my disappointment, the beautiful butterflies escaped my vision, and I sighed. As I had run, noticed I was barefoot. This didn t bother me at all, since the ground was so soft, it felt like walking on air. Laughter began to bubble inside of me, and I couldn t help but to giggle. I didn t know why but this place was so trouble-free. Everything I saw just made me want to smile in joy and dance around until the sun went down. As I stood still, just laughing to myself, I noticed some pretty flowers on the ground. They were poppy flowers and daisies, some of my favorite flowers. At least, I think that s what they are Now that I think about it, I don t really know what my favorite flower is A frown began to grow on my face, but the longer I thought about it, the less sense it made. Who cares if I don t know what my favorite flower is, right?? I bent down and began to pluck the perfectly bloomed flowers into a small bouquet. The second I felt the smell of them, the previous issue felt like nothing. I had never, ever, in my entire life smelt something so wonderful! I can t believe I was worried about what was I worrying about again? This time, I didn t let anything distract me, even though it was difficult. I dropped the flowers to the ground, and closed my eyes. I couldn t let myself get distracted again. There was something something that I was missing, that I was forgetting. You re here. You re not supposed to be here. A familiar voice said behind me, and I turned around with a swirl, gasping in surprise. Liz! Liz it s you! I can t believe it! I m so happy to see you! How are you? What are you doing here?? Isn t this place just wonderful- I began, but her curt voice interrupted me. Be quiet. You don t belong here. She said, her eyes glaring at me. That s when I realized something was wrong. In this perfectly glowing meadow, she was the only thing that didn t radiate any joy. She was still, silent and stern. She wasn t perfect like everything that was surrounding me. Her appearance made me wary, and I froze in my movement. I didn t belong? What was she talking about? I felt like I was exactly where I belonged at least that s what I think.
What are you talking about? I asked, getting slightly uncertain. Think Bella. Remember. What happened before you woke up here? I frowned at her, not understanding why I had to do this, but her icy look made me do it. I focused hard on it, and tried to remember what I had forgotten. Small forgotten images began to flash through my head. People I knew, faces I had seen a million times, appeared and I gasped as I realized something. Liz, you went missing! You and Mia just disappeared! Why are you in a place like this? Alice misses you. I said, and a flash of sadness appeared on her face. It had hurt her to hear about Alice but why would she had left in the first place? Think harder, I know you can. She continued to press, her voice slightly softer, and I did as I was told. And then it happened. Like an explosion, memories flooded into my mind like a river in full speed, and I gasped in chock and fear. The field, the newborns, my death all of it came back to me, and I looked at her with a confused face. What s going on?! How can I even be here?! I m dead! I exclaimed. A sarcastic smile crept on her lips, and she slowly began to walk over to me. Well, so am I. Her words chocked me utterly. But but no! She can t be dead! She was just going on a shopping trip with Mia How? I asked, and she sighed. It happened the night we disappeared. Mia and I was driving on the road, talking to each other about that shopping trip when suddenly, someone appeared on the road out of nowhere. I yelled for her to stop, but it was too late. The car skidded off the road, and we flipped several times. I got hit worse than her, and just after a few minutes, I was dead. But Mia, she was still alive. The man on the road turned out to be a vampire. He came to us and then bit her, making her scream in pain. I don t know why, maybe he saw something in her, but he didn t kill her. He decided she was a keeper. I on the other hand, was food. I was still alive as he came, but only barely. He sucked me dry, which I only remember half of the part, and then I died. Her story was shocking. I couldn t believe it. She was killed by a vampire. All this time, all of us thought that she was alive and well somewhere, but she wasn t. She was as dead as I was. She was now standing right in front of me, and stretched out her hand towards me. Bella, you have to go, this isn t your time. She said, and stared at me with serious eyes. What are you talking about? I m dead! I can t go anywhere. I said, stating the obvious, and she sighed. Then, without a further warning, she enfolded me into a hug. Yes you can. When you back tell them hi from me, will you? she asked, and I stepped away from her, frowning in confusion.
What?? What are you talking about? If there is a way to go back, why don t you come with me?? I asked, but she only shook her head with a small, sad smile on her lips. I can t. But you can, and that s what s matters. She said, and then placed her hand on my forehead. Good luck Bella, it was nice meeting you. After she had spoken, the whole world brightened up, making everything else fade in the light, and made me lose my consciousness. *Later* I don t know what happened. Colors flashed before my closed eyes, and voices, near and far, spoke. I could never figure out what they said, but there was some kind of comfort that they were there. I was uncertain how long time had passed, but after some length of time, the colors disappeared and the voices got clearer. Are you certain this will work? A male asked, slightly panicky. I didn t know why, but the voice sounded a little familiar, but I couldn t put my finger on who it belonged to. Yes, I m sure! I ve told you; she ll wake up in just a few minutes, take it easy! a woman retorted, sounding irritated at the man, like he had questioned her about this over and over again before. Seconds, maybe minutes passed in silence, and the more time that slipped by, the more I started to feel. Everything just seemed so new. I could feel it all, even out in my fingertips, but even though I tried to move them, they wouldn t budge an inch. My eyelids stayed shut, and the feeling of being a prisoner in my own body started to worsen. I couldn t move, I couldn t talk; all I could do was to lie back and listen as the world around me did nothing. A clock was ticking in the distance, and somewhere around me, someone was tapping their foot nervously against the wooden floor. Be ready, she ll open her eyes in 15 seconds. the woman suddenly said, interrupting me as I was counting the tocks from the clock. Are you sure?? the man asked, followed by a short silence. Forget I asked. Seconds passed and my, what it felt like, lid filled eyelids finally began to move like I commanded them to, and after a few tries, they slowly opened. The first thing I saw was a white ceiling. Then, seconds after I had opened my eyes, people began to enter my vision of sight. People I knew. Bella, are you alright? Can you speak? Smith asked, looking at me worriedly, and I stared at him with a frown. I couldn t believe it. I was actually here, with him. Did I survive? Did I manage to stay alive after the attack? Or maybe he s dead too, like me. Yes I whispered with my groggy voice. It felt like I had slept for days, but my limbs weren t stiff at all. I felt rested and strangely well See, I told you she would be fine. The woman voice said, and I turned my head slightly so I could look at its owner; Alice. No not you too! I said, and tears began to fill my eyes. Alice frowned, and softly patted me on my head.
Not me too? Did you not want me here, is that it? she asked, obviously hurt by my accusation. No, not that. It s just we ve all died, right? I died there on the field; I could feel how my heart stopped. There is no way I could survive something like that, which means I ve died, and if you re here, it means that you ve done it too. I said, and tears began to roll down my cheeks. A small smile appeared on Alice s lips, and she softly removed the few tears that had escaped my eye. No, you re alive. She said, and confusion began to fill me. I I was alive. I hadn t died! But but I met Liz on the other side, I m sure of it. How how is that possible? I asked, and then shook my head. But but I died! I felt it! I was on the other side! I exclaimed, starting to panic. Alice instantly began to try to sooth me, and Smith grasped my hand calmingly. Relax, you re panicking. Alice said calmly, and oddly enough, her composed, cool voice made me breathe normally again. After a few seconds of just calm silence, Alice sat down on a chair placed next to the bed. This is going to be hard to explain. She said with a sigh. Not really. A voice interrupted from the door. There, smiling slightly as she leaned against the door, a tired-looking Mia waved her hand at us. My limbs froze to ice and I stared at her red eyes with fear. There she was, meters away from me, smiling. Even though I saw you coming, I hoped my vision was wrong. Alice said tiredly, and then grinned. She turned around in her seat, and then rose quickly, only to run directly into Mia s waiting arms. What was she doing? Mia was with with them! She was with Luigig and the others. And on top of that, she was a vampire, a newborn to be exact. And now they were hugging each other like nothing had happened! What what is she doing here? I asked, my voice weak and quiet. Mia s eyes travelled to me as fast as I had uttered a word. Her piercingly red eyes (which used to be piercingly blue) watched me carefully and sincere, and in a split of a second, a grin appeared on her face. She s afraid of me. She said, almost like a statement. Alice looked away from her where she was, standing in her arms, to me and gave me a reassuring look. We can explain; she won t hurt you. Smith said, making me tear my eyes away from the strangely happily couple in the threshold. I don t understand. I m supposed to be dead. I frowned, and Mia, who already was grinning, smiled proudly, and took a few steps closer to me. That s because of me. She said, and her smile turned gentle and warm. Then, slowly and softly, she reached over and placed her hand on my leg. I twitched as the cold from her now vampire body touched me, and I was just about to ask her what she was doing when I felt it. Warmth, joy, safety;
All those feelings rushed through my body, and I could feel how it all came from the same source; her hand. It was like she was transmitting all those good feelings and in return took all the bad ones. I gasped in awe and chock, and stared at her as she removed her hand. What was that?! I yelled, now suddenly regaining my voice that before had been so quiet and helpless. That was what saved you five days ago. Alice said, and her answer made my chin fall to the ground. Five days?!?! I ve been out for five days?! I exclaimed, even louder this time. Can someone please explain to me what s going on here? Alice walked to the chair she had been sitting in and sat down again. After a deep breath, she began to explain in a sincere voice. After you died, everything became a mess .A lot of stuff happened. The wolves, Smith, me we all exploded with anger. The fight didn t last much longer. In the end, it was only Mia, us and Luigi left, who had been standing like a coward beside, never lifting a finger. That s when I revealed my other skill. Mia said, and for once her smile was gone from her face. Luigi he it was he who changed me. He placed himself in the middle of the road when Liz and I were on our way home and made us crash. After the change, he he manipulated me. He tricked me into believing that none of my friends loved me and that my family wasn t missing me at all. Now, I realized why I became affected at all, but I ll explain that in a minute. Luigi was filled with hate. His target was you, all the way from the beginning, and every second I spent with the man, you could just see how the disgust inside him just grew and grew. And in the end I just couldn t take it anymore, so I touched one of the vampires and did this. She said, and grabbed one of the rosees that was resting in a glass filled with water that stood on a table by the bed. Rose, was colorful and alive and slowly, as the seconds began to pass, it began to crumble in her hand, and lost all its colors until it was brown and dead. I watched in awe, and began to once again fear the girl in front of me. You you did that to a person?? Yes. I can do it to anything concrete in the world and it will crumble just as bad as this flower. If this was you, you would be dead within seconds. And you did that to Luigi? I asked, and she nodded. Yes. She said, not taking her eyes from the dead flower in her grasp, and then, as strangely as it had crumbled to death, it slowly began to regain its colors, rising to life once again. Wha ?? How did you do that?! I exclaimed, as puzzled as I had been the moment I saw the same flower falling apart.
That s exactly what I did to you a few minutes ago. These are my powers. I can heal or destroy any concrete object. But there are fallbacks. Her face got severe, and her eyes fell to the floor. I if I don t get enough of either of it, I feel sick. And that s just strange because vampires don t get sick or need to rest, but apparently I do, and-. She began to ramble, like she always did when she got nervous or upset. Wait, I don t understand. I interrupted which made her look up. Our eyes connected, and it took her a few seconds to answer me. If I heal too much and don t destroy anything or vice versa, I feel sick. That s how I became influenced by his manipulation. His hate made me want to destroy things around me, and the more I destroyed, the worse I felt. But he kept pushing me to do it and I just she trailed off in sadness, and sobs began to develop in her throat. I m so sorry! I never meant to hurt so many people! I never killed anyone for their blood but but I was on their side! And I hate myself that it never occurred to me that what I was doing was wrong and she trailed off once again and began to sob dryly against her pale, white hands. Alice slowly patted her soothingly, and spoke in a soft tone of voice. It s not your fault, Mia. As you said, you never killed someone for their blood and besides, if you weren t here, Bella wouldn t have survived. She looked up from her hands and stared at her with eyes that looked like they wanted to cry so badly but couldn t. I know, it s just Liz died, and all I could think about was blood. It s almost everything I think about, all the time. She said, and her eyes came to me. They darkened noticeably, and I swallowed loudly in a sign of fear, which made her sigh. I should ve rested longer. I ll go and hunt for a while and then check on Edward. That name made my heart stop. It was sort of absurd, really. How could I forget him, in a situation like this? Edward? What s wrong, is he okay?? I want to see him, take me to him! I said, and began to get out of the bed where I had supposedly been resting in five days. Smith immediately restrained me, and pushed me back to the big, fluffed pillows behind my back. Stay, you re not supposed to go anywhere at the moment. He said in a commanding yet soothing voice. You re not answering my question! I want to know if he s alright! I retorted angrily, and fought against his iron solid grip. Mia, Smith, come with me outside, I need to have a word with you. Alice suddenly said, and I frowned, feeling confused and angry. What?! I wanted to know how my boyfriend is; how her brother is, and she just says that she needs a word with them outside?? What is this?! What??Why aren t you answering me? I asked, but none of them said anything. Then, Smith, Mia and Alice just left the room, not saying a word, and I was just about to run from the bed I was lying in and follow them out the door when I heard the sound of the lock.
Stay. Smith repeated, like I was a dog disobeying, and I sighed loudly in frustration. As they were out talking, I took my time to look around the room. The walls were painted in a white, boring color, and the floor was dark and wooden. It had no windows to let any light in, but there were plenty of lamps in the room, so it was hardly dark. There a few furniture were placed in the room; a few chairs, a table and a bookshelf, but other than that, it was pretty empty. The sheet I was lying on was soft and expensive looking. All these things were so familiar in a way, but no matter how hard I thought, I couldn t recognize any of it. The longer the others stayed outside, the more it freaked me out. Observing a room for a few minutes was hardly enough to occupy me from worrying about Edward. Something was wrong, I knew it. Was he hurt?? Or worse than that; dead? I removed that last thought from my brain, and began to breathe deeply, not wanting to hyperventilate. He s probably fine. Mia was going to check on him, right? That means that he s fine .right?? My thoughts weren t precisely comforting, and I tried to focus on the bright side when finally, Smith and Alice reentered the room. Mia was nowhere in sight, which meant she probably already left, and their solemn faces made me even more freaked of than before. Don t look like that! Tell me; is he alright!?! I exclaimed, not being able to take the unbearable pain of not knowing if he was safe. He s not hurt Bella, please calm down. Smith said, but no matter how much I tried, that uneasy feeling refused to go away. As we told you; a lot of things happened after you died. Please just don t freak out as we explain what happened. Alice said, and it sounded more like a demand than a request. Okay, as we said before we got all off track; Mia finally realized she was on the wrong side, and since he didn t expect she would turn on him, he was taken aback when she suddenly touched him. It only took a few seconds, and then he was gone. He just collapsed on the ground, grey and lifeless. No one on our side expected this, and for a few moments, the earth just stood still. But then, like she was a hungry animal, she rushed to your side and kneeled before you. The wolves, especially Jacob, went nuts, and started to charge towards her. She would ve been ripped to shreds if I hadn t stopped them. she explained, and then took a small break before she continued. I got this vision that she would heal you, so I refused to let anyone get close to you, and just focused on you and her, ignoring any other vision. Afterwards, she told us you could be saved because your soul was still present and that if we had waited a few hours, it would ve been too late. But at that point, she just kept on mumbling that it wasn t too late, that it wasn t your time. I was so busy focusing on you, I didn t notice It; I didn t see it in time. she said. Noticed what? Come on Alice, tell me! I complain impatiently, and she sighed. The volturi. The volturi came. Smith said, and I frowned, feeling betrayed as he said their name. The volturi. They had promised to come and help us, Julie said so. And they showed up when it was over? I really didn t like these people.
He continued after taking a deep breath. Their entrance was unexpected in a way. The whole fight, all of us hoped for them to come, but once it was over, we forgot all about it. We got the most surprised by the fact that it wasn t just Jane and some minions. Aro came. Aro, Caius and Marcus came, plus some of the guard. The wolves felt really uneasy by this, but never attacked. Aro seemed to know absolutely everything about the situation, and even greeted us with a smile. None of them commented anything about Mia and you, and instead just spoke to me. All of us were distracted by things, that s why we didn t see it. See it? See what? I asked when a knock on the door was heard. Without waiting for an answer, a young girl entered the room, wearing a dark cape around her shoulders. She almost looked like a toddler with those childish features of hers. Her hair was blond and arranged in a neat bun on her head, and I was just about to ask her who she was when I saw her eyes: piercing red. The fact that she was a vampire shocked me; I didn t know that it existed such young vampires in the world. She looked irritated as she stepped inside, and you could see she had no joy of being here. Aro asked if you could see him. She said in her cold voice to Alice. Why are you here? Smith asked, sounding as confused as I felt. In a blink of an eye, those annoyed features turned into a wicked smile, and I heard how Smith grunted. Smith, such a pleasant surprise. She said, and you could hear the irony in her words. The smile dropped, and she went back to be the annoyed porcelain doll she was from the beginning. Then, without a warning, her glaring gaze turned to me. He wishes to see her. Aro sent me to make sure he didn t do anything to her. She said, and I was just about to ask who wanted to see me, when he stepped into the room. I gasped, and stared at the horrifying scene in front of me. I couldn t believe it. I wouldn t. In front of me, pale as moon and with eyes red as blood, stood he. His expression was as pained as I felt inside, and it was like some of the warmth I always had seen in him, growing up, had disappeared, replaced by cold. The man I had worried so much about, the man I loved now stood meters away from me, not breathing. And as Edward looked up to meet my eyes, I shakily whispered to him, testing the words on my tongue. You re a vampire