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Summary 1. Chapter 1 2. Chapter 2 3. Chapter 3 4. Visitors 5. The Greatest Threat 6. Chapter 6 7. Chapter 7 8. Chapter 8 9. Chapter 9 10. Chapter 10 11. Chapter 11 12. Chapter 12 13. Chapter 13
Summary Going back to High School should be easy. -4- . Right? 20 years after Breaking Dawn the Cullen's find themselves back in school. They soon find out a pop quiz in Geometry is the least of their worries.
Edward and Renesmee were adopted by Carlisle during his first marriage." I told him. pouting. you graduated with honors from Dartmouth. she had the mental capabilities of an adult before she was five. "Momma. Edward had tutored her since she was five. and my cup of coffee! Forgive the longness.. and since Edward and Nessie looks so much alike we're saying they're twins.Yes. "Isabella Marie Cullen." I told my family. I only own my computer." My husband laughed. Our back story was Alice. Rosalie and Myself are from Esme's first marriage. and you're afraid of going back to High School?" he asked me. something never done before with succeeding. my forehead was up against the glass window of Edward's brand new Volvo." "It's Bella Nessie.Chapter 1 Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight. "As a human you can basically sign over your own fate and hand yourself over to a vampire out to torture you to death. you came to save me from myself when even Alice knew you had a better chance dieing. Emmett. we separate the mates so just in case we slip up and show something more than sibling affection we don't raise eyebrows. I'm nervous too. and it just kind of exploded." He told Nessie. "Why does momma have to change her name?" Renesmee asked Edward. Jasper. Bella Hale. "It's just always how we've done it. ". stretching my arms out. "You have a degree in literature. my car. This was our daughter's first time through high school. my fingers brushing the cloth lining of the ceiling. and your afraid of this?" Edward asked me.. and the clothes on my back. I had planned on doing the first half of the day. it's 12 pages on MS word. "Don't pick on me." I told my daughter. Edward just sighed and rolled his eyes. it's alright. Edward sighed. -5- ... she caught on quickly. Oh. and you stood against the Volturi to protect our daughter. She was twenty now. though looked as if she was seventeen. Renesmee laughed in the back seat.
but the next time went for cheetahs and gazelle instead. the whole Cullen family went on a trip around the world. I smiled as I took my schedule out of my binder.. Instantly what she was thinking appeared in my mind. people still stared at the cars we drove. It was Edward and I kissing under the Eiffel Tower with the whole family watching. Edward simply tapped his head. Alice demands we move to Prague. It took us nearly ten years but we got to every continent. making some perverted joke. In an instant everyone had theirs out. I want to go back there too. "Built in radar. I still have no idea how she didn't bankrupt the Cullen's with her impulse spending. -6- . we're early.. Edward parked with Alice and Jasper in her Porsche and Rosalie and Emmett in the BMW on either side of us. We lived in Shelton Washington now and even though it wasn't Forks. "Tell me about it. because of the size of the beast. When Renesmee stopped growing and turned into a full vampire after Edward and I finished college. Alice giggled. He and Edward got the idea in their head to hunt down an Elephant which. Emmett laughing at us of course." Renesmee groaned. "I know Nessie. the parking lot was almost empty. every day tells us that our next move needs to be to Africa so he can hunt more big game. She was sitting on the flawless yellow paint." He told her.. Emmett. "Dad. Renesmee leaned forward and touched her hand to my cheek." Renesmee looked more like her father than me. The pair had a good time. you drove too fast. her eyes were still chocolate color. Jasper got out a little slower than Alice and she sighed. "Sorry ma'am. Nessie" Edward told her. "English with Bella!" Alice sang. what were you going back there? Eighty?" She asked. thin and muscular. was an almost impossible task. though were slowly turning the color of liquid topaz."Ah. "We'll go back some day.. it was barely after seven and school didn't start until seven twenty. Jasper smiled and tipped an imaginary hat.. I get it. We were all juniors this year." I told her." He told us while putting his arm around me. and very curvy. Rosalie smiled.." Alice told him at the hood of her car. "It seems you've kept me waiting. The seven of us exited the cars with extreme grace and speed. except for Antarctica. She was tall.
6) Geometry Renesmee: 1) British Literature 2) Geometry -7- .E. We all started scanning the pieces of paper in everyone's hands and the chatter was so fast and jammed together that regular ears wouldn't be able to follow.E. The schedules read as follows: Bella: 1) British Literature 2) Biology 3) Choir 4) P. My ears even had a hard time following. 5) Geometry 6) World History Edward: 1) British Literature 2) Biology 3) Choir 4) World History 5) P."Same" Nessie and Edward told us. That was the first calm moment of our schedule comparison.
E.3) World History 4) Art 5) P. 5) Biology 6) Study Hall Emmett: 1) Biology 2) Geometry -8- .E. 3) World History 4) Art 5) Biology 6) Geometry Jasper: 1) Geometry 2) British Literature 3) World History 4) P.E. 6) Biology Alice: 1) British Literature 2) P.
you're lucky their room isn't right next to yours. It was probably since Jasper had his arms on Rosalie's and my shoulders. We split into Hale's and Cullen's and went to find our lockers. "Someone got laid last night. Lockers here weren't random like in Forks. Bella. got a lot more crowded. It was the first day of school." I told her. I felt pretty content right about now." She finished. I would have to ask him about it later. they were alphabetical by grade." I joked.E.3) British Literature 4) P. People were staring at us now. "I can still here. while we were talking in the parking lot.E. 5) World History 6) Study Hall Rosalie: 1) Biology 2) P. which. This made Jasper back up. though with the noise in the hall it was hard to hear. trust me. A rumble escaped Edward's throat. so it wasn't like we were entering half way through the year. -9- . I think I even heard him grumble some profanities." She joked. 3) British Literature 4) Photography 5) World History 6) Geometry We all entered the school. Rosalie shrugged. "Someone's happy. but we were still getting some pretty odd looks. "But you can't feel the wall shaking. His and Alice's love life was something he liked to keep private.
"He said gut instinct." and she was off.I chuckled a little." He told me before walking off. see you later Bells.." I told her before the bell rang. smiling. "My name is Mallory Grey!" The peppy blond girl in front of me informed me. "Math for me. "Yes.. are your hands always that cold?" She asked. "Um. On my feet were black flats." I told her. she held out her hand which I shook quickly. A blond male entered the room. Only the four of us could hear the growl that escaped Edward's chest. "Well. She believed me. a smug look graced his somewhat handsome face. "They learn quickly to go with their gut fear of us and leave us alone. I'd hate to be late for my first day. I'm Bella Hale. The four of us walked to English. "Hi!" A peppy voice said inches from my face. hello there. "I didn't leave you guys alone. Alice and I were on the ends with Edward and Renesmee in the center. I was in a white sweater and short jean skirt. I just remembered I locked my purse in there. I smiled." Jasper told me. They were studying us. "And listen." I told her. I turned around and pressed my back against the metal. "Now I have to go to what ever class I have. turning back to my locker. Hi?" I asked. I took in a sharp breath. I could feel the eyes of the student's occupying the hall way on us. The desk next to me was immediately occupied by the blond haired student." I told her." She told me. I didn't need to take this class. "How lucky can a guy get with the two hottest babes in the school in his first class?" He asked. "It's nice to meet you.10 - . Edward seemed to be bothered." He said smiling. I put a binder that I didn't need on the small shelf of my locker and closed it shut. you're a slave to your heart Bella. Mallory left without another word." I told them. I opened my locker and shrugged off the white leather coat Alice threw at me so I wouldn't get the cashmere sweater wet. Edward was at my side in an instant. I could teach this class. "Wow. "Ha!" Rosalie choked out." He told me. "Don't worry Bella. we all know you don't fallow that. his eyes kept darting to the various males in the hallway. The four of us had pretty happily taken the back row. Renesmee was between Edward and myself. "Poor circulation. hell. "I get to wake up and go to heaven . along with Nessie and Alice.
every day. "I'm happy to report that we're starting this year with Romeo and Juliet." he told me. "It's quite lovely to meet all of you. "That's fine" before he walked away. Edward leaned behind Renesmee's chair. Bowmen. only telling me." She told us. Her hair was long and blond.11 - . What could I say to him? 'Sorry Alex." He didn't even seem to be remotely afraid of me. Edward just shrugged. "Dad. and I'm way too old for you and if you piss me off I might just want to rip out your throat with my teeth?' It was very tempting but I abstained. He stood up and walked away. you and I can always spend some time together and get to know each other better. her excited voice dripping with energy. "It's the truth. the four of us had an eternity. "Of course. most likely at the same time as . "My name is Alex. "He thought of you in ways only I should. this is Renesmee Cullen and her twin brother Edward. the kid looked like this was his first time getting turned down. my husband wants to kill you right now because of what's going on in your head. She was in a tight black dress with black stockings and heels. literature was the least of our concern. usually people would keep their distance from us." He said smiling. "My name's Bella Hale. I'm married with a daughter you're also trying to flirt with.. oh. remember Bella? The hiking trip we're going on with the rest of the family to celebrate the new school year?" She asked me. You won't be graded on acting. "Welcome to Eleventh Grade British Literature!" She cheered. "My name is Ms. Nessie's foot found his shin. but acting it out as a class." he finished." I told Alex. "We're not only going to be reading and watching the movie." She told us. "She actually has plans Friday." She told us. "We won't be holding auditions. "And if large crowds aren't your thing.. and Nessie in ways I'd kill someone for." She whispered in a voice I could barely even here. I know of this awesome party Friday night." I told him. but knowing your part." He told us. then the smell hit me." He told us. The one next to Edward is Alice Cullen. I have the list of parts and I randomly selected. There was a collective groan from everyone but the back row." She told us in a peppy voice. and if you're not busy Friday Bella. I'm sorry Alex. The teacher walked in.
"You'll be reading for Juliet today. She also told me that Paris was showing some interest in me and would be at the feast that night. Edward's the mind reader." She told me. how did you-" She thought for a second." Alice told us. "You wanted to speak with us ma'am?" Alice asked. that at my age she was already a mother." Nessie read as Lady Capulet. "Edward Cullen. I looked up. The scene continued with Renesmee informing me that it was about time for me to marry and bare children. "No. The four of us swept out of our seats and approached her desk." She said quietly. I told her I would look upon Paris to see if I was even remotely interested. I have a free period right now. I was just shocked to see so many of the Cullen's in my class. The door to her class room was closed. "Oh no." She told us. We gave her a shocked expression. a petite red head called Juliet in. I smiled." She said referring to Edward and myself. "Why yes. and the only change in the room was the addition of our overly peppy teacher. "Wait a second. with pictures. Romeo. "Oh. Bowmen seemed shocked. it was the scent of a vampire. especially shocked to see your daughter. "and Nessie's the walking talking autobiography. "Bella Hale?" She asked. don't you have a class in a few minutes?" I asked her. "I don't think that this is the best place or time to talk about this. "I forgot I'm dealing with a mind reader." I shot a dirty look at Alice who simply stuck out her tongue. I zoned out after that. or it's just her thick skull.everyone else. Bella's the shield.12 - . the Volturi collected me as one . "How now! Who calls?" I asked in a sweet voice called. I'm the future seer. Nessie leaned over to Edward but before she could ask her question he nodded. Renesmee and I went to stand up. It was different from a moment before. The nurse. and she's powerless. Occasionally I heard Edward's or Renesmee's voice. I'm sorry. Ms." She said in a happy voice. "Nurse. The bell rang at the end of class. where is my daughter? Call her forth to me.
" Her voice trailed off. "I have an eternity to learn all I can. we usually feed off of animals. her eyes darting between the three of us. "So." She told us. The teacher laughed. "I'll meet the rest of the Cullen's through out the day.. I hadn't heard of this plan yet.. "It's pleasant to meet you. "And I have some work to do." Nessie told Alice. I shook off the feeling of shock. folding her hands and resting her chin on them. and the whole." She said smiling." I sighed." She told us. but he's trying to make up for the past. "No.13 - . her elbows propped on the table. I could tell she was uncomfortable. and he's still a little peeved about all the arm wrestling contests I won and the whole throwing him into the forest.of their witnesses all those years ago." Edward told her in an inviting voice. "At least you don't have math with the over protective big brother. we were considering paying them a visit. I gave him a shocked look. being faster than him. . I may have lived in the era of Shakespeare. I would ask Edward about this later." She told us. "That's good. they were an odd brown color. but instead of making them come here." She said. I just have gym with him. we're omnivores." She told us. I heard Alice groan.." She told us. "Ugh." She told us. That would explain the eyes. "Have they come to visit you yet? To check her progress?" She asked. "Your mate seems shocked by this. humans only if it's an emergency. "I'll see you tomorrow. "Oh. now you all need to get to class." I sighed. and if we do. High School students not so much. "No. every day." Edward told the teacher. not yet. it's someone who wouldn't be missed. "But that sounds lovely we'll be sure to stop by. the transition from red to gold or the other way around. the gym teacher has the class run a mile for warm up. "And to answer your next question. now I only have the faster thing now.. my has she grown. "I live with my mate and another couple. but that doesn't mean I can teach it without preparation. you should stop by our place to meet the rest of us." She said. my name's Veronica. in such numbers. do you live here alone or with a coven?" I asked her. "Though. gym!" Renesmee had her arms around her back and she was rocking back and fourth on her heels.
14 - . I need a pianist. and I'm happy to say he was accepted into Julliard. The walls were covered with posters of every band I've ever heard of." "Melinda" told someone. "Does someone have plans tonight?" He asked me. Andrews come into my office. we're going to have "auditions" figure out where you kids sing. Which was our homework for the next three weeks. Biology came and went quickly. Eleventh grade Biology. pop quiz tomorrow.remember to read tonight. slightly overweight. though most of then were from the nineties. cut shorter than Edwards entered the room "Good mooooooorning class!" The teacher sang as she bounced into the room. This earned a sideways glance from Mr." She told us as we were leaving the room. like old basement and the air was coated with various perfumes. Smith who seemed like he would rather be anywhere but here. I don't like the whole last thing. though you already knew that probably. The bell rang and Edward and I were off to choir. if I think you're good enough. I'm also using this as the mandatory audition for our select choirs. Mens Select. We took our seats at a lab table in the back near the windows. A woman with brown hair styled much like Alice's she was also a never ending source of energy. Edward laughed at me. this room was musty smelling. since my usual one graduated. I think that it makes class less personal." The pixie told us while she skipped to a very expensive sound system. one was blank. and Quartet. I'm Melinda. . There are three. We all parted ways and Edward and I made our way to where we first met. Oh. In the hour of class Edward and I managed to outline the entire first chapter of our biology book. He was short. balding. I started humming along to the song and took out my biology book. with a wedding band on his finger. "Today's going to be a busy day. "Oh. and early 21st century. the most select group. Womens Select. and this school district required everyone to have some art related elective. depending on how you all sing I'll place you in the right voice type and on a list for the select choral group I think you'd do well in. I almost had to hold my nose. and held the painful scent of human blood. So we chose choir. Decoy by Paramore came on. I wasn't much of an artist. The room was painted white and with two chalk boards one had lines on it for music. maybe I could get the year's homework done by tomorrow? I had nearly 24 hours. also.
"Cullen?" Melinda asked and before I knew it I was alone. and all of them are spoiled rich. "Any other time than that?" I asked. they can save you. "Yes. there the ones with the BMer's. "Have I ever lost control?" I asked him. because of how quick our brains processed things. and that Volvo. "Well. I felt my cell phone vibrating in my pocket." I heard a soft humming next to me and immediately recognized the lullaby he wrote for me when I was still human. Last night we had gone hunting." Another voice said. "Alice and Jasper are there. "And the Bella girl sitting next to the major hottie told Alex she wasn't . with a smug look on my face." I said taking a break from my humming. I just ignored them and kept doing my work. "From Renesmee: Save me. "Well.If I could blush I would be right now. I didn't want to be nosy. Renesmee and I had to go in for the kill." I told Edward who smiled. there's really seven of them?" I heard a voice ask in a whisper.." I told my husband who laughed a little. Porsche's. "Nessie's bored. if we needed to hunt again I would tell you to embarrass Emmett by getting a kill larger than his. I took it out and saw there was a new text message. The ones going like ninety down all the back roads. "Maybe. "Yeah.. I quickly responded with." I laughed a little. "Watch yourself. I felt eyes on me. I'll just have to beat him running in gym." He told me. but I knew the voice was talking about me. There was no way his little sister and niece were permitted to beat him at anything.. he just shook his head.. you guys might get out of control. Emmett provoked an over sized grizzly bear that could rip him in two." He told me. you went for Jacob's throat when you found he was calling Renesmee." He told me in a serious voice. we were easily distracted and got bored very easily. "So.15 - . This left Emmett bitter. crossing his muscular arms. Nessie.
" He told me.. apparently they have very deep pockets. but I wasn't planning on waiting for him to die. He's the most popular guy in school. no problem. "I'm going to grow up and be a gold digger. I smiled at this. "What? She's a total babe! What am I supposed to? Chicks like that are eye candy and eye candy only. When Edward sat down I gave him a confused look. marry some like 100 year old with pockets as deep as her daddies and become even richer when the old guy finally kicks it. yeah my husband was about 110 when we got married. like all seven of them are around the same age but their old man could probably buy all of them into an Ivy League school. "I played the lullaby I wrote for you on the piano for her. Stuck up little bitch!" "Yeah.16 - . but she was already crying when I was singing. marrying a 100 year old to take all of his money." He told me.. the teacher sounded like she was crying. she started crying. I was drawing an intricate ivy pattern on my page margin in pencil. looking down at my book. Teenagers are always so horrible with their rumors." He told me. she says I'm the best pianist she's ever heard. Edward snorted. "Tell me about it. Edward walked in with Melinda on his tail. Though the bitch is probably going to not go to college. He shrugged." "Dan. "Oh.. . who wants their men so young?" I asked. that's horrible. placing his hands behind his head and leaning back. "Daniels!" She called in a slightly crackly voice.. a proud look on his face. and my voice wasn't half bad either. No one's ever turned that kid down. "So what did the scum of this class room say while I was gone?" He asked." "No way." I heard the hissing voice tell this Dan character." She laughed." "Must be nice. "But so true. giving me his usual crooked smile... though her eyes weren't red or wet. 108 is more of the age for you. This time her voice was like nails on a chalk board. Dan! Stop staring at her!" I heard a voice hiss." I told him. "100's do young for you.interested. I wanted to laugh.
they just kind of crush in your hands. The scent was over powering. spent time with the family." She told me.17 - . and to cause some pain in Edward's arm. "What did you say?" I heard Edwards angry tone ask." I liked her. "I was going to have him play song anyway because we are going to sing this for our winter show. "Oh! Wait. I heard the sound of a chair falling over.. "What did you do?" I shrugged. "Don't talk about my sister like that!" He told the kid. the piece is "Phantom of the Opera". the room was just as strong smelling as the main room. "That must be hard in the morning." One of the students told him. "So how was your summer Bella?" She asked." I told her. She saw us for us. seven kids trying to get ready. I gave one last smile to Edward."Hale! You're up. "Do I want to know?" I . I ran opened the door. but still better. I walked out of the small room and around the corner. could you get your brother?" She asked. especially with four girls. the teacher needs you. "Could you get him?" I nodded. nothing to get pissed about.. we went to Paris to celebrate my parents anniversary. I ran next to Edward and took hold of his arm and squeezed hard enough to shatter the humerus of a human. It was horrible." I told him. "So your brother told me you are one of seven?" She asked. Bella. I entered a very small room with a small wooden piano. When the door closed behind us I looked at him. As we exited I gave the kid who was making a joke at either mine or Renesmee's expense a look that was more vampire than human. or a song of your choice a capella. Because killing birds is way too easy. Melinda closed the door behind us. and why not kill two birds with one stone. maybe worse. "Edward Anthony Cullen!" I hissed in a quiet voice.. not 100.." Her voice trailed off. this got his attention. I have to admit. I chose the Phantom of the Opera and Melinda was getting ready to play. we're just having a good time. "Lets go. I was nervous and having Edward there would make me feel a lot better. She just nodded. "You know." Melinda called. and wasn't making judgments based on unknowns. "Ok little lady. or you can sing the National Anthem. I thought. "Listen man.
. and though you turn from me to glance behind! The Phantom of the Opera is there.. trying to be the ideal modest gentlemen." My soft but still powerful voice filled the room. "Oh yes. Edward grumbled..18 - . "Sing once again with me. and if you would like to sing along. "Oh." We walked into the small white room and Melinda was humming. In dreams he came. "Those who have seen your face. not mine. they were passionate. I am the mask you wear. Draw back in fear. The conversation went on for about a second more before Edward's eyes stared into mine. Our strange duet. my power over you grows stronger yet. that's always lovely too. "Your/ My spirit and my/ your voice!" We sang as I inched closer to the piano. "I'd rather not..asked." She told him.. Melinda leaned forward on her "seat". but there was Edward's voice. cool wood of the piano. They were like a smoldering fire. Inside my mind.. but this is the best we've got.." Edward nodded.... "You needed me?" He asked her." His voice was powerful but still deep and filled with passion. blushing a little as she used her scrawny arms to lift herself onto a brown faux wood table. my steps were light and careful.. Without even looking at the music his fingers began dancing across the keys. They made my dead heart want to beat again just so it could start racing then skip a few beats." He told her. "In one combined.. I expected to wait for the Phantom's part to play through before I had to sing once more. this is my sister's time to shine.. "It's me they fear. his eyes were still on me. the Phantom of the Opera is there! Inside my/ your mind. And do I dream again for now I find. "I'll tell you later." He told her in a charming voice. could you play the piano for Bella's piece? she's singing the Phantom of the Opera... it made me want to melt.. Inside your mind. The Phantom of the Opera is there. . I know that it's organ and violin in most versions. That voice which calls to me and speaks my name. "In sleep he sang to me. I would like you to play for her." I sang to him." Edward sang. "I would be happy to." My fingertips were now touching the smooth.
. "Absolutely beautiful.. I'm sorry to kick you out so suddenly... "I couldn't see you." "How did you know he was my "mate"?" I asked her. Oh! Bring your daughter here after school. Edward and I nodded and were about to leave the room. Mr. but Edward. and a little lustful. which I found odd." She told us before getting off her table." She handed us two hall passes. your mate sings just as beautifully as you told me. Melinda applauded us..... My angle of music!" He sang. we don't need you exposing us and having the Volturi in the area. "Sing. and please. I listened and started to hold out a long note while he continued. "Beautiful. Cullen. but I have more students to get to. I can see their memories.. I can see into people's souls. their fears.. extremely confused. and still it was hard. still burning deep into mine. "You don't think that Veronica Bowmen is the only one of us teaching in this school did you?" She asked." I sang softly. I want to meet her. Edward looked just as confused as I did. that and I was running out of air. "The Phantom of the Opera! He's there." Melinda told us.. The Phantom of the Opera!" Edward's eyes were still smoldering. "Mate?" I asked. "I don't want to risk anything. "I'm surprised you didn't know.. her voice sounded like she was crying though there was no tears.. we both nodded. watch your temper." She told us. It must be the musty smell of the room mixed with the cocktail of perfumes." She finished.. I would be honored to meet her.. More special than others?" She asked. my Angel! Sing for me!" As he sang the note kept getting higher and higher until my voice couldn't take it anymore. It was actually impossible for me to smell you two out. until I had you alone in this room. It drives someone with a sensitive nose insane since there's little to no circulation. When he was done I cut off the note." She told him.. "On second thought. "Well... "Well.. you know how some of us are. "Edward. How hadn't I noticed it before? How had I not noticed the smell." She told us. I can see what people really are.." She said leaning back against the wall.19 - . "Sing... Taking a deep breath. my Angel! Sing for me! Sing. Though you Cullen's are pretty good at that. she's like the Holy Grail of our people. They were commanding. I've never seen something so beautiful. even into their heart. "Wait.. I don't really care what . "Now."He's there.. their wants.
I recognized the doctor in the photograph." I pointed at the other bed. Jackpot "So are there any more of us in the school? Who are teachers?" I asked... "In between the year 1918 and 1919 the . "And Edward. and without a word... "What? Oh. my mate teaches art. "Yeah how'd you know? Wait. you better go. "Do I have a story to tell you two. and. The next bed over held a woman who was having a white sheet pulled over her.." She told us." She joked." He sighed... "And Elizabeth Masen. quick creatures who entered the room and left just as fast.. that punk was apparently in our English class. "You know what I'm getting at." I said the last name very quietly while I read the caption under the picture." We said in unison. Her hands were on her hips." "Did someone say my name?" Our bubbly daughter asked behind us.. "And look what I found." She started.you two do." Edward started as we walked down the empty halls. never mind..." She pointed at a black and white picture. We swept back into the room.20 - .. "Your History teacher is our English teacher's mate. and I kind of lost it. He considers himself an expert since he lived through it all.. before they think I killed you and hid your bodies." I said pointing at him." His voice was glum. what happened?" I asked in a concerned voice." he said walking away from the two of us. Nessie nodded. everyone's eyes on the two graceful.. so what if he's like nine hundred. "Then he said something about Renesmee. her books in the space between her arm and her hips. The title of the page was "Spanish Flu Reaches the States" I felt Edward stiffen. I'll hear later. "Why yes." She was thumbing through the thin pages. and Veronicas teaches history.." I started. holding the wrist of a young boy.. and he was making bets with his little friends about what it would take to get you. "That's. "That's Carlisle." She opened the text book she was carrying. "Well. "I don't want to look at this.. "So I was flipping through the pages. "Well.. it was Carlisle.. I just think he's stuck up. "So. about Edwards age who's body looked frail and delicate.." She told us. just don't cause trouble.
they'd probably break a few bones because it would be like running into a cement wall. you need to let me borrow those!" He told me looking at my notes. rocking on her heels again. "What about you guys?" "It's a long story.. we'll tell you later." Renesmee told Emmett. "We want to look normal don't we?" I asked her. running her thin fingers through her hair. I'm just kind of shocked.." He told us. This made us all laugh. "It's alright.Spanish Flu claimed 5 of the world's population. "Why can't you do your own work?" I asked.. I opened my Biology book again and began working on my homework again. "Still in class. "Bella. I mean. out of most people's eyes.21 - . besides . Edward just sighed." She told us. "Do we really have to go to lunch?" She asked us. It was in the corner of the room. smiling. There was only about a minute left of class so we headed to the cafeteria and claimed a table large enough to hold all seven of us. He smiled widely." I murmured. This picture shows the only remaining member of a family destroyed by this horrible pandemic fighting for his life in a Chicago hospital" "Edward." I told my daughter." I heard Emmett say. her long bronze hair bounced a little in it's loose curls." I didn't know what else to tell him. "I'm thinking about going out for football this year.." She told us.. someone who can run so fast their eyes won't be able to pick him up. "I was joking. "Oh.. "I'm so sorry. and if someone went to tackle him.. yeah. "Wait. but at least someone around here would be scoring. Nessie didn't ask another question and the three of us wandered the halls for the last fifteen minutes of class. "No way. "Because that's just what Shelton High needs.. where are Alice and Jasper?" He asked. The noise in the room grew and before I knew it our table was full." He told us." She said. "I told Bowmen I needed something out of my locker.
"I see you throwing him into a car. "Right after school. then in college. there wasn't much conversation between us. it's on little sister. "She lives with our English and History teachers. Alice's face went black at that for only a second. just remember that it's not just the family. Melinda. "Edward! That's not the point!" She told him. "He's going to try to take a pretty nice swing at you after school." He told Alice. I smiled.. ." I told Alice." I told him. Ow! Alice! What was that for?" He asked Alice who had her eyes narrowed at him. He just needs to grow up and start treating my wife and daughter like people instead of brainless creatures put on this earth for his enjoyment. I know." He told Alice. once in High School. why does she want to see Nessie?" Alice asked. I've done this three times in my life.. he doesn't matter." I said closing my Biology book and opening my copy of Romeo and Juliet. as it turns out she's one of four teachers in this school who are like us.. Renesmee and I.James." I told him. "Yeah that. wait." Edward shrugged at this. "When do you see this happening?" He asked. earning a laugh from Jasper. the choir teacher wants to see Bella." She told him. and I still didn't understand the task. I took out another piece of paper and started analyzing it line by line. "Sure.. "Oh. 'Don't lose control'" He told me. and again now. "Across the parking lot!" "Oh. "I know... the only time he was usually in someone's head was when he was bored or he wanted to see what Alice was seeing.22 - . then. Edward was pretty good about staying out of people's heads and tuning out their thoughts. "Well. rolling his eyes. Today he must have stayed out of her head. Emmett's massive arm was around my shoulder. Alice shot Edward an angered look." He told me after we had all separated. The first half of the day was almost over. "The kid is just a punk. Edward just shrugged. oh and the art teacher. but I was going to say that there was a room full of people who can watch your little sister beat you. and she's one of them. "Well. We all knew what this meant. there's a room full of witnesses. we all rose from our seats and exited the cafeteria." Was all he said. so you should be good. I collected my things and the bell rang. How am I supposed to know what a dead guy was thinking when he wrote one of the most classic love stories in history? Lunch was slowly reaching an end.
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"Since you three have the no nonsense. who was grinning wildly at me. though I didn't need to do it. and Jasper doing quick. White. He wasn't as muscular as Emmett. we were finished before the class was half way done their sit-ups. you turn at the . There was a collective groan." He told us." The three of us looked over and stood up. Before I would have joined them. there would be no such thing as the Twilight Fade to Black Sex Scene that leaves you wondering what happened for the first paragraph. Finally the female gym teacher spoke. Now I could do push-ups until I needed to hunt. The cones point it out. were green shirts with the school name on the breast. Because we couldn't forget which prison we were sentenced to. The entire class was separated by gender then we were alphabetized. with the name again. I looked around the room at the sloppy push-ups being done. perfect push-ups. Green was standing at the door. Her name was Mrs. no fade to black. Mr.24 - . do your warm ups. When we were done the three of us rolled onto our backs almost at the same time and began doing sit-ups. Hale. "Cullen. just like. then after that we start our activity for the day. The man was extremely fit. Note: There is some small hints of adult situations in this chapter. You choose. and sit-ups just as long. and black jersey shorts. The uniforms. I'm not going to be a whiny baby about physical activity attitude I like. Mr. he was taller then Edward who stood at 6'2". My muscles were always ready for anything. and I'm not saying we're cheating or anything. you have a mile to run. Green he was holding a rather large fuzzy green die above his head. Hale. but nothing extreme. it's just down the hill. Green and White. "See this kids?" The gym teacher." She told us. when I or a student rolls it we take the number and multiply it by ten. white. that's how many push-ups and sit-ups you have to do. "Sixty!" The class got on the ground slowly. "After you stretch. It wouldn't be like lemony sthuff. I found this odd because the school colors were green. between the track or the cross country path. "This signs your fate. then spotted Emmett.Chapter 2 Disclaimer: If I owned anything Twilight related besides my copies of the books and a shirt. but nine times out of ten it lands on six. My body was agile and flexible so stretching was easy.
"I'm ready to embarrass you in front of the whole class. The three of us were still perfectly even with each other. That's a half mile. The three of us still even. but the gap was growing. "Ready little sis?" He asked me. which right now was the finish line. I lifted my foot up and took it in my hand. then you can race. The whistle blew and we were off." He told us. we would be a blur to the rest of the class. Every muscle in my body tingled. I did this with the other foot. I could feel it dancing behind me occasionally slapping against my back. . the muscles were clenched tightly. and you're trying to beat her in every aspect of life. The three of us ran evenly with each other. I felt the sweet wind rush through my long brown hair which I left down. but slowly falling behind. Jasper put his hands on our shoulders.cone. Moving in a perfectly straight line. My legs prayed for the sweet release that only a sprint at vampire speed through the forest could give me. Cullen. this isn't a real race. My eyes caught sight of a rabbit. so do it twice. Emmett and I had the lead of course. The scent of wild animals danced before my nose." I told him.25 - . except for Emmett and Jasper. but then it would be a real competition. after that is a straight run along the edge of the forest until you get to the black top for the parking lot. "And Emmett. along the side of the soccer field then behind the goal. bending it up until the sole of my shoe was touching my ribs. how fast we could really run. back up. Emmett eagerly chose the cross country. We waited at the door to the gym. If I could ignore the smell of human blood around me mixed with the smell of their sweat I could deal with this. Jasper. if she's even half. Hale!" Mrs. and we went around for another lap. if he had his way the whole class would be running a mile through the forest. "Hale. now when we go hiking this weekend. Not by much. she's younger then you and half your size. backing into it's burrow. keep up the good work!" She told us." Jasper told Emmett who just shrugged. and we were running so slowly. I glanced over at Emmett then over at Jasper. prepared for me to lung at my prey. The scent was sweet and was mixed with the damp smell of the forest. we were trying so hard to not shoot off like a bullet from a gun. past the back stop of the baseball field. It wasn't until the last stretch that I felt the urge to push myself as fast as I could go. "You two needs to calm down. Though I would only hunt small prey if I was desperate. Though my legs were getting used far more aggressively than the rest of the students in the class. Some of the students who did track were on our heals. "2:31. smart creature. Before we knew it we were out side in the thick humid overcast standing at the bottom of a short flight of stairs that lead to the fields. White started. turn there and follow a straight line until you get to where you started.
Drumming his fingers on the cool cement underneath us. It was one of the girls who was talking behind my back. because then it would be unfair. what are the teams going to be like. The three of us just shrugged. I immediately recognized the voice. The three of us walked to the steps that lead to the walk way to the front of the school." He told us." He suggested. "Where are we going to play?" I asked while standing up." I suggested. 5:01. I could beat the girls with my eyes closed.." He read. nominating two captains and picking teams. Green told us. he was so competitive. "But back to business. at this Jasper chuckled. those two cheat. with Bells. "Team Bella: Myself. "We just beat the entire class by 20 seconds or more. This was taking forever." I suggested. his thunderous laugh. "Team Emmett: Edward. then he went into the last one. we were going to fast. Nessie. it's funny. "That was horrible!" Emmett groaned. "You know Emmett. and Carlisle. we were being ushered ."All three. We were waiting for the rest of the class to finish. Rose" He told us." Mr. can I go inside?" She whined." Emmett told us. Jasper. Carlisle. "You know what that means. if you want a real challenge you could always try chess with Alice or Edward. "No way. but I'll watch them." Emmett said excitedly. Renesmee. "I'm hot. "No. "Mr. Edward. "Me.26 - . "How about you. "Or we could do this by placing all of our names in a hat. pointing at Emmett. we can't do mates because that would break someone up. Emmett grumbled something under his breath which made me laugh." He told us nonchalantly. Team Captains: Bella and Emmett" The first text said." Jasper started." He said the last part in a very quite voice. then we'd have to listen to that nagging." He joked. He went into the second one.. "So. Jasper took the phone out of the pocket of his shorts. Alice told me that there was going to be a thunder storm tonight. Alice and Rose on the other team. "Alice says: Go with Bella's idea. I rolled my eyes. "Horrible?" Jasper asked. Green!" A high pitched whiny voice asked.
my name is Courtney. "Thank you?" I asked in a confused voice. I could feel eyes on my back. I was a little overly appealing to human eyes. Alice probably knows where we're going. "Oh my god!" The whiny voice squealed. then my socks. I was running a brush through my long brown hair. "Well. grumbling as I sat back down on the bench." I told him. I folded the note and shoved it into my purse. "We could go to the usual spot. We were told to get changed at this point. replacing the stripped piece with an article of my clothing. Seen" She told me. I sat down on one of the benches and took off my shoes. I'll explain later. This was followed by my shorts." We were back in the gym sitting on the unnaturally shiny wood floor." Emmett suggested. Alice PS There's an abandoned farm 10 miles north of home. it wouldn't be a very long run. I turned around. I must have bent my finger too hard because there were wood shavings. She was overly thin. Ever. At first I was rubbing my finger along the bumpy glossy wood. confused. with her hair parted in the same place her ladies in waiting had it. they really need to lock the door. with a small piece . gaining a few inches. Had I done something wrong? I pulled my jean skirt over my rounded bottom then went to find my flats when I groaned. I dug my long rounded thumb nail into the floor absentmindedly." The girl told me.back inside. but I wasn't a spectacle. I didn't really pay attention for the rest of class. "Anyway. I got your combo from the office. We'd need to leave at three. I opened my locker and took off my uniform one piece at a time. if we left after school. "Oh you're welcome.27 - . I was lucky we were in the back so no one could see me. Carlisle doesn't get off work until five. there's a flaw in your plan. The eyes were still on me as I strapped Alice's black stilettos and stood up. "Those are the cutest shoes I. Couldn't a girl strip in piece? I mean. there wasn't anything special going on. These shoes look better with your outfit anyway. Have. Sitting on top of a piece of paper were the black stilettos.
orange skinned.28 - . much to the teacher's enjoyment. they were pretty loud whisperers. I didn't need to be a vampire to hear what they were saying in choir. "kick it" as your friend said. My quick steps clicking with every motion. I was going to tell her that I'm borrowing them from my sister. I learned that we would have homework every night. and fast. I heard the almost silent sound of their feet making contact with the ground and without opening my eyes joined their step at just the right time. . I stood at the top of the stairs waiting for Emmett and Jasper. Where did you get those shoes?" She asked. and he over analyzed every word.. I weaved in and out of the human traffic. I gave her a sweet smile and left the room dumbfounded. "Therom's Notebook". and because any day his will will be approved.. got them for me.of bangs going to the left across their foreheads." I started. "So. without a drop of blood spilling. I hoped that this wasn't a preview of things to come. trying my best to not bump into someone. and all I have to do is speed up the wedding at that point and wait for him to. We would get triple the homework Friday since it was for three nights. even though Emmett's voice was completely serious. they were all blond. we're getting married in the summer. "Ah. that we would have a test or a quiz every Friday and Monday. I began reading. The teacher kept talking about the syllabus the whole time. They all looked the same. Mrs." I muttered. letting it out. This sounded like a joke to most people." I told them as we split up at a division between the hallways. he'll be one hundred. "I'm proud of you for finding your inner anger. in the back corner and I rested my forehead on the desk. I'm doing this because the only thing I love in life is money. I heard the whiny voice that liked to believe she was named Courtney talking about what had happen. I caught two words that made me cringe. my eyes were closed and my arms were crossed. who is planning on donating a library to Harvard so my brothers. "Well. and I felt the same resentment towards it now. I swept into a seat in my Geometry class. "No one talks about my family like that and gets away with it. and that I hated this class when I took it in Phoenix. I had nothing better to do. and looked like they needed to be fed. they're to impress my ninety nine year old finance. The bell rang and I walked elegantly out of the room. sisters and I can get in because our grades aren't good enough. barely above their eyebrows. I was the first one to my history class. "So that was a nice speech Bells. I read through the whole class. "My rich daddy." Emmett told me." He told me. My God? Was she in all of my classes? I groaned inaudibly and without looking took my copy of Romeo and Juliet out from my purse. "See you two later. but my lips up-turned a little. It was like his bible. you know." I told her as the bell rang.
My locker was close to my history room. and wasn't on the final. Bowmen sat down at his desk. "My wife told me about you earlier. and Mr." He told me. tooknotes and flipped through the book.. everything was an honest mistake.. Fall of Rome. all I needed for the night was my biology book and my copy of Romeo and Juliet. I listened attentively. I was curious as to how old he was. King Arthur. King Arthur? I just shrugged that surprise off. his voice was glum. but that was tomorrows lecture.. "Though I have never seen them beaten. I would like to apologize for my actions years ago... he wasn't as.. instead of something he read from a book. "How's the family. we haven't hunted in nearly a week. Their prey was the end of the school day. Wait. I need to speak with Melinda anyway. Tribes.. Cullen. but I will say that if everything came down to a fight. and no one was there. your first day?" He asked me. Then he told us that what we learned for the next couple of days was to only set up for the course. big mistake. beginning with the Angles and the Saxons. I felt a soft tap on my . He immediately started lecturing today. "Alright. leaving his room. but my coven and I are going hunting after school." He told me. "Bella. my books cradled in my arms. crap.. The bell rang and the pack left. They looked like a pack of ravenous caged animals that had spotted their prey and were ready to hunt. they all sat in the same three seats I placed my books at the desk where I could smell Edward and Renesmee. I opened the forest green locker and tookout my brown leather messenger bag." I told him before the rest of the students began entering the class. it's more likely that I would have sided with the Volturi. while passing out books. I nodded. The bell was about to ring and the students were gathered around the door. Then he began explaining about how the man of legend could be several people. "Well Mrs. Bowmen. "It's alright.Cullen!" He exclaimed.: "It's alright. "It's not every day you see something like Renesmee. but I just shrugged.... See you tomorrow. I would love to speak with you. she wants to meet Renesmee." I told him.29 - . Excitable." He told me simply. Though they were in here at different times of the day I could still smell my family. he would probably know better than I did. Especially by a newborn.. Was I really that fast? I actually payed attention in this class... as his wife but he was extremely curious." I responded to his questions with a simple good. freedom. and I remembered his face from that snowy day. Many of the things he was talking about sounded like memories. as I told Mr." He told me.
. "It's alright. Today was a wake up call for her not only because Bella's new and getting a lot of attention from her male "friends" but she found that someone wasn't afraid of her." I told her. if there were more people we wouldn't be able to hear." I finished. "Thanks for inviting me. I know how teenagers are. "Gossipy. "And listen." I told her. "Bella?" A softer version of the whiny voice asked. I could smell Edward behind me before her gaze went up and she noticed that he was there. She's afraid of Bella." Was all Alice said. "But maybe some other time?" I asked. "I had no right to talk about you or your family in that way. I just shrugged. "Your brother's and sisters can come too. you have nothing to . "That girl has always been the boss. Alice's voice drifted down the almost empty hall. Edward. meet the people?" She told me. never has anyone stood up to her." She told me before stalking off.." She added as I smelled Rosalie and Jasper." She told me. it barely registered.. I would be nice this time. "Alright. and she looked like I kicked her puppy." She said in that broken voice.30 - . Touching me must have been like tapping a rock in the dead of winter. "If that's how you feel.. I know you're new and probably don't know anyone really. and she respects her. I'm going out of town Friday with my family. Courtney was looking down at her finger.shoulder. I turned around. "But I really can't come. a smile on my face. "I know. "What was that about?" Rosalie asked. but what if he doesn't feel the same way? I mean that would be totally embarrassing!" Renesmee told Alice. "Yes?" I asked in a sweet voice. "Yeah. Alice and Emmett wouldn't be far behind. her voice was slightly disgusted. rolling his eyes. "If you could see what I can see. that's how you feel." I told her. I saw Jasper and Rosalie walking down the hall to their lockers." Her voice sounded a little defeated." Edward told Rosalie. "I would like to apologize. see you tomorrow. and you know. "Please. but there's this party Friday. Emmett was behind them." She told my daughter in a hushed voice. Renesmee. and I wanted to know if you wanted to come.
but we have someone who wants to meet you." Ah. "Soprano: Hale." was the third name on the men's ensemble list... It had gotten old once the Volturi." She told me." I said smiling. "Hale. Women's Ensemble. You know what? Never mind. in a slicing motion across it. linking my arm with Renesmee. We looked over at the last sheet. Jasper.. Isabella M.? Who?" I asked." It read. one of you needs to get a hold of Carlisle. and make sure Alice knows where we're going. and Quartet. "Does that mean we have to wait for you three?" Jasper asked. Renesmee rolled her eyes... Isabella M. I did not brake the coffee table in the living room. He and I didn't talk as much as we used to. get the stuff ready. Jacob still hadn't figured out how to control his changing. we told you about the whole imprint thing. When we got to the choir room there was a crowd of people standing around a bulletin board.31 - . lets just say that we need to have a rematch. "Hendrickson." I said simply. I doubt he was trying hard.. who won the all important gym race?" She asked.. Courtney B. "Cullen. or at all. There were three pieces of paper tacked to the board they read: Men's Ensemble.. "No. "What.. and I looked at each other. all of our kind wanted to meet her.. I read down the first one though it didn't take long for me to find what I was looking for. Renesmee eyed me strangely. a guilty look on her face. Edward A. besides. followed by Emmett joined our group." Edward told the rest of our family.. "We need to borrow you for a bit. and everyone else left. am I in trouble? Because I swear. Edward elbowed me and I spotted my name on the women's ensemble list. We never found out. I could see Emmett waving his hand inches away from his neck. Why did everyone have to use my full name? And it wasn't even my name. Alice and Nessie. "Alto." Edward told me. crossing his arms. it couldn't be the whiny voice.worry about. He was always on the phone with Nessie. I groaned.. wrapping his arm around my . How the two weren't together is beyond me. "Well. Renesmee leaned up against a locker. Emmett. "Alright." I told her." I began reading. "So. tonight.. she was a novelty. Jacob.. I don't really want to know.
shoulder. "Tenor: Cullen, Edward A." I told him, smiling, we didn't look for who was the bass, the group was disbursing. Some with happy faces, some looked upset. We entered Melinda's room, she was dancing while writing on her chalk board the song was Marry Me by Emilie Autumn. I recognized this because of the various music tastes that usually wared at night at the Cullen house. From one corner some alternative rock played, the next some metal, classical was always in the mix, weather it was live of from a CD it was always there, some techno was usually intertwined, and very occasionally some rap, hip-hop, or R&B joined the cornucopia of sounds that graced our overly sensitive ears, though the perpetrator was usually punished for playing such things. "Gooood Morning!" Melinda sang, breaking from the chalk board and now prancing around the room gracefully, she held out a pale hand to Renesmee who shook her hand with a smile on her face, "So wonderful to meet the family," She told us, not singing anymore, "My name's Melinda, and I would like to get to know all of you but I must leave," She told us, dancing back to her stereo, "I won't be here tomorrow," She told us, "And I don't expect to see any of you here either, my sources tell me tomorrow is going to be bright and sunny, not a good day for us," She told us as she pressed the power button, "And practices begin next week," She told us, picking up a black messenger bag and some car keys. When we got to Edward's car Renesmee immediately got into the back seat, her back against the door and her feet touching the other door. I got in the passenger seat and Edward in the driver's seat. He pressed a button and the top of his car started retracting. I smiled, feeling the warm sunless air on my face. I reached in my purse and took out a hair tie, putting my hair in a messy bun. The parking lot was almost empty, Edward put his car in drive and tore out of the parking lot. I slid down the chair a little, hanging my now bare feet out of the car, Edward stroked my cheek with his fingers, they trailed from my ear, down to my neck, sending shivers all over my body, his touch still sending electricity through my body. I sat up, placing my hands on the hem of my sweater, pulling it over my head, revealing a tight cream camisole. I shifted back to the same position and there were his hands again, this time they moved lower until... "Excuse me! Your daughter! Right here!" Renesmee shouted from the back, her long bronze curls blowing in the almost ninety mile an hour breeze. Edward quickly retracted his hand and I sighed. I knew that we were just a little inappropriate in front of our daughter, but I still wanted more. The three of us sat in silence as we exited the town we turned down an unmarked road then drove until the blacktop ended. Then turned when we reached a gap in two trees that lead to the dirt drive of
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the Cullen residence. Soon there was black top once more and the home appeared. The house was Victorian style, with two octagonal turrets, one on the corner on the right if facing the house. This one had little to no windows unless you were on the bottom floor. The house was white with black shudders. There was an awning over the drive where the front door was. The home was surrounded by trees, and was protected from the public eye. We could be ourselves here. Edward pulled around to the garage and pulled in. He left the top down, Renesmee didn't bother opening her door and just hopped out, her bag in tow. We were behind Renesmee our hands in each other's back pockets. Edward rested his head atop mine and sighed. Renesmee disappeared once we entered the house. There was a small patch of deep cherry hardwood before the white carpeting began. The walls were white, just like in their house at Forks. We walked into the richly furnished living room. There were long white couches with the same deep cherry wood, we set our bags there. Renesmee had made camp in this room. Spreading her books around, she was a blur as she went from assignment to assignment. She sighed, tapping her pencil to her lip. "Something wrong honey?" Edward asked, kneeling next to our daughter. "Well, we got our first assignment in art today, it's to draw a our family and friends... and I don't know to just do you, momma, grandpa and I, or everyone," She started, "Then I don't know how to represent everyone, because what our family really is the world can't know..." She groaned and twirled her pencil around her thin fingers, "I need brain food," She told us, standing up. Renesmee didn't need to eat as much as humans did but instead of just getting thirsty she also got hungry about once a day. She only needed a small snack to satisfy this hunger, though some days she was ravenous and cleared out the already almost bare pantry. Though these meals were getting less and less frequent, and smaller. She jumped up and dashed into the kitchen. We heard in less than a second the pantry open, the fridge open, followed by several drawers, "What time is it?" Edward asked me in a low whisper. I pulled my phone out of my pocket, "Three..." I was about to ask why when I was scooped up into Edwards strong protective arms and we dashed up the stairs. There was still the king sized bed in our room. We never used it for sleep, it made certain things feel more... Proper. Edward gingerly laid me down, placing light kisses over my forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, and finally my lips. "I missed you so much today, love," He told me, I giggled a little as he kissed my neck, this made me gasp a little, my marble skin felt like electricity was flowing
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through it. "I was with you for most of the day," I told him, running my fingers through his hair. He looked up at me, "True... But not as my wife, as my sister," He told me as he got up on the king sized bed. I smiled at him as he removed his shirt, my instinct told me in times like this to just use my nails and strength to turn the fabric that separated our bodies off and turn it into shreds, but I liked this outfit. Edward gave me a small grin, his eyes filled with both love and lust as his thin fingers reached for the hem of my camisole. I stood before the large window of our room, I smiled, it was open and the breeze was blowing through, it was warm, I could hear the distant rumble of thunder. The air smelled like rain, crisp and clean. Edward's thin fingers ran up and down my spine, I shivered at his touch, I wasn't cold, the sensation just sent a chill like sensation down my back. There was so much to say, so much to to talk about it, but why ruin a moment this perfect. There was an obnoxious bang on the door, shaking it in the jamb. I was almost sure it was going to brake, "No fair Edward!" Emmett's voice boomed, "Doing that before a game is bad luck!" He told us before walking away, "Oh yeah!" He told us in a loud voice, "We're leaving in like ten minutes." Crap. I dashed over to the closet and pulled on a pair jeans, I walked at human speed and pulled on both my bra and camisole. Edward was already dressed in the clothes he had worn to school. I sat on the bed and put on socks and sneakers. Edward kissed me lightly on the lips and held my hand as we walked down the stairs. Everyone was already and waiting in the foyer, everyone except for Renesmee. She appeared at the top of the stairs. "Dad, do you remember where I put my sneakers last night?" She asked, "Oh wait!" She told us before anyone could respond and she was out of sight, only to be by our sides the next second, "I'm ready," She said smiling. Emmett's hand was on my shoulder, "Ready for that rematch?" He asked. I grinned, "Only if you're ready to lose!" I told him, dashing out the door. The whole family followed me into the back yard, I could hear the river in the distance it curved around the land the house was on almost like a moat.
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dryer branches made a cracking noise when Emmett's huge frame landed on it. I just fell like a rag doll it seemed like an eternity. in an almost angry tone. We never decided on a finish line. "The farm is in a perfectly straight line in the direction you're facing. I lunged out of the trees. One one of the older. "Wait!" Alice started. "There!" She told us. "Set. I landed on an old thick branch.. The family let Emmett and I have a few second lead before I could hear their almost silent foot steps behind us. but not by much. I was so close to the tree the part that was still attached made contact with my head as I was falling. blowing through my hair. Landing gracefully on my feet. I thought nothing of it and jumped on the same dried branch. I just figured that they were there. Emmett had jumped past me. I could see the clearing. I heard my name being shouted at me but I was in such shock from falling and hitting my head I couldn't respond. after a second I felt the air around me again. almost there. enjoying the feeling of the wind rushing through my long brown hair. Instead of waiting for myself to land on the ground I pushed off the branch.. this time behind me. This stunned me. it knocked me off my balance and earned a snarl from Edward." She said placing a motherly hand on his shoulder. jumping on another and another." Emmett told me. "Oh hush. I narrowed my eyes and launched myself into the air. I didn't feel air rushing by me. he heard this and laughed. He punched me back. like he was ready to launch himself. I only heard them snapping. crashing through branches.. "Go!" Rosalie told us.. but didn't knock me.. I inhaled deeply.35 - .. which ." She told us." Esme started. I just figured I was too out of it to realize. Emmett huffed after me. crouching a little. I punched Emmett playfully. I remember falling. just leaves shaking before I heard a loud thud on the ground." We listened.. I tried to push off but the branch snapped under me. I felt no branches on the way down. running at full speed again. We came to the river and the both of us launched ourselves at the same time. "They're playing around.. my body being much lighter landed ahead of him.. I was hitting them.. Emmett followed my suit but was still ahead of me. a smug grin on her face. but was really only a second. I turned around. and I was gaining a significant amount of distance. adjusting our positions.Emmett was standing next to me. I heard the branches I broke through falling on the ground.. "Ready?" I asked. and could hear that Emmett was on the ground again. "Turn a little to the right. I snarled a little.. and we were off. a little more. I snapped back to reality and landed gracefully on my feet. more angry than out of breath. Then it hit me. I was gaining some distance ahead of Emmett when suddenly I didn't hear his steps at all.
I took in the farm. examining my head. "Tails!" He ejaculated before Alice could get a word out. I held out my hand and felt my shield stretch to cover Alice while she was having her vision. Esme showed us all that the quarter had a heads side and a tails side. next came Edward and Renesmee. There were several fields that once held crops but were now covered in thick green grass. I just smiled. your husband needs to learn that someone can lie in their thoughts. "Heads!" She told us in her sweet voice. my damp clothes clung to my thin form. I sighed and grasped the fabric firmly and tore. The house needed work. but it was gorgeous. "Bella? Are you ok? We saw you fall from almost the tree tops. I must have torn this shirt. there was a long tear across my stomach and one matching on the back. She tossed it in the air with a flick of her thumb. and Edward and Alice came forward. moving at almost the same speed. then Rosalie. Edward scowled and Alice just skipped over to us. "You win." He told me. Esme was next followed by Jasper. one strap ripped and was now hanging useless. a proud look on her face. first came Alice. lets play ball. It was raining here." I told him. Edward's hand was on my shoulder." He told me. the rest of the family leaped out of the forest one by one. they were peeling too and some were falling off the hinges. and my shield retracted. it was red. but the color faded. "I'm fine. his hand was on my back. There was a pale blue farmhouse covered in wood siding. she had a smug look on her face Esme caught the quarter. Carlisle was last. our batting order. There were white shudders that covered the windows." She . Emmett's fat butt broke the branch I landed on and I fell. "I'm perfectly fine.36 - . the barn was old and rotted. The teams separated as we planned who would play where. Esme took out a quarter. then it was time to decide who was going up first. making the shirt into a tube top with one thin strap. I looked myself over. but I didn't want to tell him about the odd sensation of feeling stagnant air around me as I fell. holding the bat over her shoulder still. "Are you ok? It looked like you hit your head pretty hard. she could now censor her thoughts. Alice's eyes went blank and Edward stared at her. So it was cheating. trying to see what she was seeing." And we broke.was impossible for him. Her eyes went back to normal. touching bare skin. it just stunned me a little. the paint was pealing off." It wasn't a lie. "Bella. "Now come on.
This left Renesmee. but I wanted to stay. "Alright. Rosalie's eyes followed the ball and she launched herself into the air. and threw the ball to Emmett. There was a thunderous boom as the ball made contact with the bat and went flying. Alice was almost at second base. There was a natural crack of thunder and I watched Renesmee run off into the forest to get the ball. standing about fifty yards from Alice. leading his team to victory. and acting as the umpire. we all turned to watch her. then before I knew it. just missing the ball. "Are you ready?" She asked. I knew I could jump to reach it. Alice's foot touched second base nearly a hundredth of a second before the ball was in Rosalie's un-glovedhand. take your time. Jasper pitched for us. Emmett bent over a little and placed his arm behind his back. we could see her every movement and watched as the ball bounced off a tree. she didn't jump high enough. "Mom?" Renesmee asked. catching. it had an Ed Gein feeling to it. I landed gracefully on the ground. it wasn't sunlight. The family got ready to leave." I told them as Edward's arm snaked around my waist." Esme told me before the family disappeared into the forest. This time the bat made contact with the ball. but still disgustingly bright natural light. who shifted away from the ball as it flew to where his head used to be. Esme stood behind her. very pleased with herself. Emmett looked pleased with himself. Emmett was the pitcher. though not tight enough to bend the metal. Alice was up to bat first.told me. standing next to me. The game was over. We were about to end when Renesmee scored a run. The ball flew through the air. She gripped the metal bat tightly. with Rosalie waiting for her. With the holiday weekend I . Rosalie returned the ball to her husband. I looked at the house again. and Emmett was up.37 - . sending a crash of metallic thunder through the air. the ball was in my hands. "Ball!" Esme called. I had a feeling I could get into the barn and the farmhouse. "Not yet. the bright light made the seven of us glow very faintly. cracking it. Within a fraction of a second the ball was flying through the air. I was almost to the ball. The ball was coming right towards me. This made the score 3-2. I want to check out the house. My legs fired me into the air when I heard another crash of thunder. The rest of the game went by very averagely. This was the third out. lightning flashed. Sorry for taking so long to post a new chapter. twirling the ball in his hand. throwing the ball back to Jasper. Rosalie and Edward to cover the field. Emmett moved back into place and Jasper threw to him again. I'll be home later. my team losing.
please review. But that will come later. and now I have school! Yay! /sarcasm. I like knowing how people feel about my story. I don't know yet. OH YEAH! Even if you don't like country music you all need to check out Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood. Oh! Thanks for reading. My updates might take longer now.. Sorry this chapter kind of shucked. but I'm shooting for then.. Expect the next update Saturday.was off to the beach to burn as if I was placed onto a grill. ADIOS! . I want to write a one shot centered around that song. Yuck. either at the latest or the earliest. I mean I'll have the chapter writen but not typed.38 - . but I shall try my best.
or in their head. this was the point in a horror movie where everyone is either saying out loud. except all of the books were taken. crosses. It was pouring now. We walked slowly up to the front door of the farmhouse. the creepy house. the knob was rusted a little. The door slid open. We walked through the first floor into a library of sorts.. closing the book. I flipped through the dusty pages of Dracula. The house moaned in the wind. The house . It still had an Ed Gein feeling to it. his arm around my waist again. it was cold. "So. I touched my hand to the door. this made my body tense. My skin was crawling. the wind from the storm blew around the dust that had accumulated over the years. It was perfect." Edward started before taking his fist and breaking the knob off. but helped spread the dust. except for the OC's).Chapter 3 Thanks so much for the reviews. except for old copies of Frankenstein. the thunderstorm." Edward told me. I would have to switch points of view and I just didn't want to do that. Edward lead. I sighed. and my new dog.. "I wonder who lived here. and Dracula. The library wasn't nearly as big as Carlisle's it was more of a closet than anything else." I told him. there was a faded picture. but lacked the human flesh lamp shades. that was usually what people were afraid of. they made me so happy. I love you all. along with the thunder. except for my car. though. taking my hand in his. The Great Gatsby. and I hope that you all can forgive me for the abnormally short chapter. Every piece of furniture in the house was covered in a white sheet.. letting go of his hand and walking to one of the walls. and didn't turn. besides the inaccuracy of the novel it is actually a pretty good book. "Don't go in there!". or a window was unlocked. my story itself (Not the characters. I held tightly onto Edward's hand. I inhaled the musky scent of the house. The room was pail blue." I said. garlic. this preserved the furniture. "Wait. no information there. this made me laugh. with white paneling. I don't remember ever having issues with running water. I backed up a little. it was just of the farm.. Disclaimer: I own nothing. maybe the back door was open. the sound of the rain echoed through this empty house. I was happy about this. the two vampires.39 - . "The author was a little eccentric.
besides the constant moaning of the house. standing with a beautiful pregnant woman. The pair looked happy. Our steps.40 - . hell. then one for a woman named Molly Anderson. there was also no white sheets in this room. There was a vanity opposite the wardrobe. There were pictures of a man in a military uniform. The next one was a wedding photo. high necked. There was a room at the end of the hall. This must have been the master bedroom.." He suggested. "Vincent Stattford" he must have been the man in the picture. Two birth certificates were in the box. this was odd. They looked perfect." My brow crinkled as I stared at the picture. Edward pulled out a note for the U. there was a small silver jewelry box. 1915. The next one over was completely empty.moaned again and there was another flash. The ink had faded. I swept back over to the vanity. this was something they would take. the oak wardrobe which rested against the wall was completely empty. two weeks after Molly Stattford's eighteenth birthday. One lead to a pale pink room with a white crib in it. The mattress was gone from the bed. two weeks after the wedding license.. My hand touched my agape mouth. with lace down to her mid forearm. There was one for Vincent. "Let's go upstairs. He opened it and pulled out a folded up piece of paper.. Underneath was a deed to the house. The room was a dark green with a large wooden bed. the white sheet that had covered the crib had fallen off. the only thing on it was a jewelry box there was a . or becoming immortal. the faces were familiar. and finally a death certificate. Like going to heaven. The crib was the only thing left in this room. This was the most furnished room. I sat down in the chair. "Death is only the beginning. army. when someone moved. which were usually almost silent. his voice trailed off as he set the box down on the bed. It was a draft notice dated March 5.S. a beginning of a new life. The death certificate was dated only a year after the wedding license. His hand was on her stomach. She had on lace gloves and her veil was pushed behind her head. There is nothing but painful memories. the dress was conservative. caused the stairs to creek. Without warning he threw a thin piece of wood on the bed and pulled out a wooden box. There were three doors upstairs. he was on his knees. but was still peaceful." He read. there was a wedding license. but I could read the name as.. on the back of the death certificate was written. The house was creepy. "What do you think this means?" Edward asked me. "If you've found this I would like to let you know there is nothing of real value left in this house. Edward was still at the wardrobe. I shrugged. and the moldy smell. Death is only the beginning.
. "I'm worried about Renesmee and Jacob.41 - ... and had Renesmee. "He's too old for her now. "Edward. got married. One day he'll be to old for Renesmee.." I said in a serious face. smiling as he gave me a devilish look. He was grinning. The picture of the happy couple was engraved into my head. I threw Edward a confused look." He told me. There was another flash of lightning that lit up the whole area. and I couldn't stand to see you fall again." Edward told me as we leaped over a tree limb. but she'll bounce back." He said kissing my cheek as he leaped over a fallen tree. plus.. our feet hit the ground at the exact same time. We didn't take a second to be running again..." He was becoming the overprotective father. but I also understood how Edward was protective over the only child he'd ever have. but that would surely kill him. put me down. "Yes some day he'll die.. the forest lit up again. I smiled. "He's over twice her age. "We should probably go. . We landed with a splash that lit up in the lightning. I looked up at the sky.pearl necklace. I couldn't put my finger on it. I understood that. "My legs work. Edward sighed and without an argument placed me back on my feet. his brow was scrunched a little. I could see his concerned face in perfect detail. I turned my head to Edward. I closed the jewelry box." I told him. "I think that even at this point she cares for him more than a friend. "I know love. are you kidding me?" I asked." I told him." He laughed a little at this. some day it'll break her heart." I told him. but with your luck you'll fall from another tree. "One day he'll die. until he noticed that I didn't respond." He whispered. "They're both adults." I told him. wrapping my arms around his neck. It was still pouring and my long hair stuck to my back.. he was still grinning. But still." Edward told me. "Edward. "Wha-" Before I could finish Edward scooped me up in his arms as he ran through the forest. that was it. It agitated Renesmee. " You were over five times my age when we met. My clothes hugged my frame tightly." I told him as we leaped over the river." I told him commenting on how she spent almost every night on the phone with him. "I guess. I mean she could have him changed. "What? I can't hold my wife in my arms?" He asked." He told me. We put everything back the way we found it and left the house.. I feel wrong being in here. I don't think that he'd like that idea. his voice was almost lost to the wind. those happy faces looked so familiar. letting the rain drops fall on my face. "He will only not age until he learns how to control his changing.
" "Oh my." I told her. "That's beautiful.... "How?" I asked. I heard the piano playing a mellow song. but was still lovely. she was pregnant. "Amazing.." He told me... "How was the house?" She asked.." Their names rolled off my tongue.. She grinned as she saw me. "After you milady." I told her as I sat down on a white metal bench. I stood up straight and handed Edward my muddy shoes..42 - . she was very pregnant. he held the door open for me.. "A couple used to live there." My voice trailed off. "We found the deed.. arching an eyebrow. "He must have seen her because there was a picture of her with him. but still made me jump."That's different. two weeks later he was sent off to France to fight in the war.. Esme smiled. I bent over and took off my sneakers and Edward's firm hand made contact with with my backside. "You're not my daughter." I looked over at what she was sketching.. "Vincent died in France. "The house moaned a little and shook in the wind... "Bella!" She put down her pencil. it was pale pink and smelled strongly. My leap was like a ballerina's my legs spread in front and behind me in a split. we walked onto the veranda.. Then on the death certificate it said: Death is only the beginning.. we broke through the forest and were now in the back yard." I told her. she just smiled. bowing slightly at the waist. "How was the house itself?" She asked. Edward leaped with his legs tucked under him. her hair was up in a bun and she was in a light blue dress. and probably a new roof.." I told her. it was Edward and I emerging from the forest. She must have lost the baby..... My socks were a little damp. to the whole farm. "It was beautiful. "Shoes off!" Esme's motherly voice called from the glass encased sun room." I told her.. running my fingers over the delicate petals of a flower." He said quietly.. I walked into the sun room where Esme was sketching." Edward told me grinning. "The note on top of the box that held all of the paper work said. it needs paint. it wasn't rough. "They got married her eighteenth birthday.." I told Esme. There is nothing but painful memories" Like they moved on. the river was flooding a little. "If you've found this I would like to let you know there is nothing of real value left in this house.." I told her. There were no picture's of it. Vincent and Molly Stattford. .
" I sang in a soft voice in Edward's lap." I started singing. we were originally going to have Jacob pick her up here and take her to Charlie and Sue's. "Well. Renesmee was still on the floor sketching." We both sang. we sat there unmoving. I knew what he was playing. walking out of the sun room. so we have a ticket for her two and from Paris... He didn't even miss a note.. lounging the cool metal chair. Over the years Esme and I grew very close to each other. thanks for listening to my rambling... She was laying on her stomach on the ground. "These wounds won't seem to heal.. a playful smile tugged at his normally calm face." I sang. 'Cause your presence still lingers here and it won't leave me alone. haunting.. Our voices were quiet. and in a flash I was in his lap and he was nuzzling my neck. swinging her legs in the air. "I better start my homework.. I was still playing with the flower.. noticing that Carlisle was at the door. his normal crooked smile." Esme just smiled and I stood up.. "Suppressed by all of my childish fear." She told me. . when you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears... I stared deeply into Edward's eyes. "It does sound like a lot of trouble.43 - . And I held your hand through all of these years." "All of me." I told her. I can't. and if you have to leave. "When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears. "And give you some time alone.." Edward sang to me.... I was humming along to the melody. "But you still have.. "It's alright. Charlie's going to pick her up at the airport. leaning against the jamb... I picked my bag off of the white couch." I stretched a little. Renesmee suggested it." I told them. "I'm so tired of being here.. I saw Renesmee roll her eyes as she drew.. There's just too much that time cannot erase. "No.. She's closer to me than Rene had ever been. this pain is just to real." I told her. He smiled at me. it was a mix of very close friends and mother/ daughter. He switched songs without warning. His arm was around my waist.. I smiled and took a seat next to Edward on the piano bench. going back to the sketch. I wish that you would just leave. but was interrupted. He still thinks were in France." I started wrapping my arms around her shoulders. We didn't get a chance to go to the next stanza of the song because there was applause from the family behind us.."Are you driving Renesmee back to Forks for the weekend?" She asked. I took another breath for a chorus. "but Charlie didn't want Jake to waste the gas. and watching the lightning.
." I told her. I need to talk to you. he was smiling. he still takes my breath away. he immediately went back to playing the piano. it was the color of a pumpkin pie... She stepped to the side of my locker and in a flash it was open. and we got to run our mile for the day then it was time to got to the locker room and get changed. Courtney was standing there. Renesmee. this took forever.Edward's hands moved from the piano keys to my back. "I. I zoned out in geometry. we got to Anne Boleyn by the time the bell rang. which I was happy about. Edward was. Emmett drove his new Chevy Silverado with Rosalie. standing up. we continued Romeo and Juliet in English... my shirt in the back was threaded. Her entourage eyed me strangely though. Renesmee needed to be in Seattle at the airport in three hours for her flight. in gym the three of us. but still hung half way down my back." I started. there was a hole or two in my jeans. I got to my locker before Edward or anyone else. lunch. Edward. Emmett. Melinda was there. leaning against the door to my locker. just a little browner.. "See you in a bit love. get the mud out of my hair. and I got stared at as we waited for the whole class to finish their push-ups for the day.. Jasper. I wish I could read her mind right now." I told him.. Her skin was especially orange today. smiling. lipids. Someone in the room cleared their throat and everyone disbursed as Edward and I separated.. I had to rush out of the school. though she told us she thought it was going to be sunny today." She told me. after all of these years. math just can't hold my attention. leaves must have been tangled into my hair which was still damp.. and I in his Volvo. Alice and Jasper. choir we played a game. it was a wicked smile. "Ok.44 - . "I'm going to rinse off. lunch was.. He caught my hand. This earned quite a laugh from Esme and Carlisle who told us we were behaving like humans and at the rate we were going if we were human we would be late for school. and nucleic acids. The second day of school wasn't nearly as eventful as the first. some how we all managed to procrastinate and all seven of us were rushing around. "Bella. she commented on my jean and tank-top ensemble with one of her bright smiles. History we jumped right into Henry VIII. his grip was firm." He told me before releasing my hand... Bio we talked about proteins. you know. carbohydrates.. Courtney was slightly less obnoxious today. metaphorically speaking of course. perfect. . Today we kept the car show simple. but barely.. it's very important. I recomposed myself.. When the sun finally came up we all got ready. Though I doubted there was much going on in that bleached blond head of hers. My hair was up in a pony-tail today.
" I told her without hesitation. blushing a little. Reneshia?" She asked. she was speaking as if I couldn't hear. "Listen. I wouldn't mind five minutes in the back seat of his car. knowing that she would be completely out of my life in only a few years.. two to be exact. her jewelry was real." She whispered...." I spat at her. Girls who haven't bleached their brains out of their mind. smiling wickedly." I told her.." Her voice trailed off a little. but still. placing my books in my messenger bag.45 - . "I'm the only one that looks good enough to be on his arm. her eyebrows were perfectly plucked. she had crystal blue eyes. Her clothes were designer. "Renesmee.. still dwelling on her personal insult to me. her make-up flawless. drumming her fingers on the metal lockers. I thought. my knuckles were whiter than normal. Edward's totally hot. I mean she's not even your sister... why do you ask?" I asked her. looking at her nails. they were perfectly manicured. he likes brunettes. well.. I won't lose control." I told her.. Her blue eyes narrowed. there's no reason he shouldn't have a girlfriend. "Hell. he's his own person. "Sorry. my fist curled into a ball... was their mom like high when she named that kid? But what ever. "You know.... what do you care.. who wore cheep stuff. right?" I asked."You're pretty close to your brothers. She was trying to steal my husband? Of course she didn't know he was my husband. and you know . "Could you put a good word in for me with Edward. what. and hair so blond it looked white." She started. her name's Renesmee.. You like him..." She told me proudly. besides his twin. "He doesn't like blond's and he defiantly doesn't like girls that are orange. what's her name.. and he's not even your brother... She's just a human. Her parents spoiled her. all the girls here stare at all those kids you live with. "You're not his type. Bella Hale... Too many people. unlike most of the students here. you seem to be the closest to him. "Right." "What kind of girls are his type?" She asked curiously. and I can't help you with Edward. "You like him. "I mean look around. "Yes. I froze wondering how fast I could rip her head off. don't talk about my sister like that. what do you care if he and I have a little fun?" She asked. actually studying it. What a weird name. I looked at her face for the first time.
but you don't want anyone else to have him. and all hell will break loose. grinning. stunned. about to sling by bag over my shoulder but he took it from me." He told me." She vowed before walking away. "We have to get her to the airport. Edward was laughing when he came up to me. closing my locker. "You always wanted to go to Vegas when you were younger." I told him." I told him. "It's not funny.. I stood there.46 - . come Christmas Edward will be mine. ." He told me. she'll miss her flight.. "Mark my words Bella Hale. You're a little bitch. I said nothing.you can't have him. "We should go to Vegas for the weekend. Renesmee was next to him." She snapped.
This chapter was supposed to be in Renesmee's point of view, but... She's so hard to write, in BD you never get a real feel for her personality, so I rearranged the chapters. Thanks for all of the reviews everyone, I'm so sorry I didn't reply, I feel sooo bad, but I have like no time anymore blech school and work, and a lot of my reviews are very anti-Courtney... Well. I'm sorry. She needs to be the way she is. Lol. So I looked at a paper for my school and I have like three Cullen's in my school, and that made me laugh so hard... Wow, 32 reviews? I don't think I deserve that. Thank you all so much, and I'm sorry that it took me so long, I had HUGE writers block, which is where my other Twilight fic came from. It's a W.B. Baby... and I love it. Hugging my daughter good bye was surprisingly hard. This was one of the first times she had been away from us for a long period of time. It was only two days, but still. She gave us the eye roll, the heavy sigh, the tapping of her feet, but she knew that we were just looking out for her. I was about ready to take Edward up on his Vegas idea. We could get a room in a nice hotel and lock ourselves inside for the weekend. It was so tempting... Perhaps next weekend, or over Thanksgiving... "We should go somewhere over our next break, just you and me," I told Edward as he drove, I took a quick glance at the speedometer, eighty-eight. I rested my head on his shoulder. "Anywhere you want love," He told me, reaching his hand over and running his fingers along my cheek. I smiled, "We should go to Vegas... Or..." I thought, "Somewhere we've never been" Edward smiled at me. "Just you and me, like a second honey moon," He told me, "Since our first was kind of cut short," He grinned. I smiled, "Cut short by the most wonderful creature to walk the earth," I told him, leaning my chair back a little. "So, are you joining us on the trip this time?" He asked me, I shrugged, I loved
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running, I loved being outside. "I don't know... I want to, but at the same time, I want to be able to enjoy the quiet of a male-less house, Also Esme wants help with cleaning," The nine members of our family could have the whole house scrubbed from top to bottom in less than four hours. The four females who were staying behind could have it done in about the same amount of time, no offense to the boys but most of the time they weren't exactly thorough. "Are you sure?" He asked, "It's going to be nice out, and the mountains..." I knew he wanted me to come. I would probably end up with him on this trip with little to no fight. Alice wasn't going simply because she didn't want to. Rosalie wasn't a very big fan of "hiking". Esme would probably go, she loved being outdoors. It would still take us about an hour to get home so I closed my eyes. Sleep would never come to me, I was trying to move my shield away from my body, usually I could only do this and have limited control over the shield, it usually snapped back. My forehead scrunched as I felt the invisible barrier shift from my body, it would usually start with my feet, moving further and further away until it was off my head. I could hold it there for some time, unless I was being distracted. I felt it detach from my body, only for a second though because I felt the car slow down. I opened my eyes and it was a mental slap in the face as my shield snapped back. I looked in front of us. How hard was it for people to not get into accidents. Of course, the accident was on the OTHER side of the road, but people had to slow down, take a look at the poor soul who got in the wreck. This usually resulted in ANOTHER accident, and before you knew it, all of the lanes of any highway were at a standstill. We had our windows down as we passed the smashed car, the windshield was cracked, "Rollover..." Edward muttered, how hard is it to keep a car on it's wheels? "The guy's either got a very quiet mind or..." I knew what the or meant, I bowed my head. His forehead scrunched, he smelled it too, spilled blood. It caused a slight pain in the back of my throat, but nothing like the burn before. During the length of the car ride I decided I would be going, the second I figured this out the phone rang, "Hello?" I asked, running my fingers through my hair. "Do you want the blue shirt? Or the green shirt?" Alice asked, I pinched the bridge of my nose with my fingers, digging the bright red nails into my marble skin. I then smiled. "Well Alice," I started, "I was thinking about going in the nude," I told her, I could almost hear Edward arch his eyebrow and eye me strangely, "Bring both," I told her,
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I guess we would be leaving as soon as we walked through the door. These hiking trips were really excuses for us to hunt away from our usual haunts. We had hunted just recently but two and a half days of being able to act as we really were, and for a short period of time forget about the human facade. Edward was rubbing my thigh, my skin tingled under the thin fabric that separated us, "So I guess you're going?" He asked. I just nodded, enjoying the calm and quiet. The radio was on very softly, I could hear the car's engine running, and the tires going over seams in the road. I felt so calm right now, though, some part of me was still on edge about Renesmee being in a tight enclosed space for almost a whole day filled with blood filled humans. When we got back home everyone was waiting. Even Rosalie, which surprised me, she usually avoided these events, "We're going to run into some of our fellow vampires on this expedition," She told me, she must have seen me asking why Rosalie had decided to come, "A certain someone was a little curious," She told me, smiling, I just nodded. We were going to Olympic National Park, about fifty miles from home. The sun was starting to go down, or at least I thought that it was, the sky was getting darker, and even though rain was a possibility every second of every day here, it didn't smell like rain. It was good that it was going to get dark so we could run with the cover of the night, there would also be less cars on the road which would make crossing high ways much easier. I picked up my bag, the only thing in here was a change of clothes or two. It felt like there was nothing on my back. "Interesting..." Edward said quietly, he must have seen what Alice saw earlier, "They live as a family but feed off of animals and humans..." He told us, as we walked out of the door at normal speed, "They're interested in moving into this area, there's three of them. Two males, one female," He told me, everyone else was running now, Carlisle and Esme first, followed by Alice and Jasper, Emmet and Rosalie were behind them, Edward and I were last, though not for long, we were the fastest in the family, and usually started running last so everyone else could gain some ground, "The oldest male and the female are mates, the younger male looks... young like he was turned when he was young," He told me as we walked out of the door. I nodded as we walked down the stairs and off of the veranda. A soon as our feet hit the ground we were off running. "Have you heard from Renesmee?" Edward asked me, I still had my phone in my pocket and took it out as we ran, "No, she shouldn't have even boarded yet, she'll probably call before they take off," I told him. I took my hair out of the pony tail it was in and let the wind flow through my long brown hair. Edward and I weren't running even close to our full speed, and kept the same distance behind Emmet and
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We entered the park and began searching for a "camp" which was more of an agreed upon meeting place. "Well. We came across a shallow river." I smiled. two. put me in for. "What the hell! If someone winds up walking near here." She told me. except for the rustling leaves and faint heartbeats of scared animals. tonight would be for goofing off.. The forest was silent. we leaped across it. The roots and the dirt they held were still attached. .. I knew being hit by a giant oak wouldn't hurt. We could be ourselves here. which took about half a second. and right now I was getting one hell of a fix.. They were laughing at this point. though we could all see perfectly. The air was cool on my skin as it brushed against me at who knows how fast. knowing her. we listened and backed up about five yards. Couldn't they not try to kill each other for one trip? Alice was staring blankly for a second. who were absorbed in their own conversation.. three. but it still wouldn't be the most pleasant experience. her phone was either at the house. "Alice. "Everything in here on five minutes.. Checking for cars then dashed across. "And Rose. how are we going to explain a de-rooted tree in the middle of the clearing?" I heard Edward ask loudly.50 - . tomorrow would probably be more of the same. give Bella your money. several minutes passed and we could hear the bragging of the boys. nature was the only place away from home where we could let go. We slowed when we came to a road. four. and at some point we were to stumble across three vampires.Rosalie.. private.... because we'll be hitting the ten minute mark in five." She told Alice before she could open her mouth. you're not in this bet.. "Same. It was so beautiful here. I was going to hit you with it but I decided against it!" Emmett's booming voice. Ten minutes. Edward and Jasper wondered off with each other. Renesmee still hadn't called. It was pitch black out by the time we got to the park. Rosalie took her wallet out of her backpack. Emmett. calm. but this was only the beginning. My muscles loved the exercise such a long run gave me." She couldn't say one because as she was forming the word a large oak came flying from the forest. or dead. in the bag she checked." She told us. but tomorrow night was for hunting. Running was like a drug to me. I'll give them a chance at some civility. Most likely it was option number three. green. it was only a matter of time until contests educed by male vampire testosterone began. "I would back up.
I couldn't smell them so we weren't near or down wind from them. after school she must have gotten washed up. "Just follow my lead. and casual. Rose snickered a little. Emmett was the strongest. and camp sites. I didn't even want to know at this point. Alice brushed off her hands. and for once she wasn't in designer clothes. I was calm once more. She snapped back to reality very quickly.. The sky was cloudless tonight. which was much more than the human eye could see. outdoorsy. "When are our visitors getting here?" He asked Alice. who seemed to be lost in her own little world. "My civic duty for today is done. away from ranger stations. "What. he was more cunning and sly than his brothers.. the only thing that could have made this more perfect was Edward by my side. running matches. I smiled and rolled over so my head was on his chest. This moment was almost perfect. we could turn it into splinters in about that time. I was snapped out of my peaceful state of mind by a snarl.. Two. I was ok with what ever they did. though no one could ever agree on a winner of anything.." She closed her eyes. strength challenges. well. or expose themselves (in more ways than one). why so soon. maybe they were." I told her. as long as they didn't rip each other apart. but they looked. "A little warning Alice?" I told her.51 - . Edward was definitely the fastest of the three. It was beautiful. grinning. "We should probably move that. so I wouldn't know what you're thinking. "One." She told us while flopping on the ground..." Alice told us as she walked up to the tree.. It was always a three way tie. in the sky. but I knew where this was going. she wrapped her thin arms around the trunk. wrestling." She told us. "I'm not Edward. "On my count of three we're going to get rid of this thing. my hands on my hips. My peaceful moment was interrupted by Edward flopping down. Usually it was pretty tame. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" Alice asked. probably right were the tree started. "I wouldn't know. Fifteen minutes." I groaned... and Jasper some how always won wrestling matches. we could see every star. he buried his face in my hair. Her feathered black hair was hanging limp today. we did the same and lifted the tree into the air with ease. We were very deep within the forest." I told her. . Three!" With barely a movement from us the oak was gone. "About. I sat up.. to know if I was thinking what you were thinking. away from most paths." She told us.
Yeah. it was perfectly straight. though that didn't even cover it." I told her before snapping my phone closed. my flight's in like an hour. "Evening friends. well." She told me. They were such an odd color. it was more likely than not that he had lost. not checking to see who it was. no. his eyes were the same color as the other male and female. the blond one with the hat" She told me." Renesmee greeted me." She told us. "Love you too. there was a slight collective chuckle and I answered. No. she had waist long strawberry blond hair. his mate soon followed.52 - . she then laughed a little. The male was standing there calmly.. she had very soft features and a kind face. they were deep. the wind shifted and I could smell the approaching vampires. that wasn't until my phone began ringing.. Edward growled a little.." The leader of the coven began. I smiled.. more muscular than Emmett..." I told her when I heard three sets of footsteps. we cleaned it up. it was slightly tense. I have to go now. "My name is Landon. it would be faster than tracking down Carlisle and Esme. "They'll be back in-" "Two minutes and forty seven seconds. some of both of their clothes was torn. Ok. seeing what she meant but took out his cell phone. What I first noticed about him was the cowboy hat that rested on his head he was wearing a white t-shirt that was tucked into his jeans. we didn't do anything. and sure enough Jasper and Emmett leaped out of the bushes and into the clearing.. that intense chocolate. No. They had both been wrestling."They were going to go hunting. his eyes were an odd color. He was a tall male. with about the same build. the girls did.. "Hello?" I asked. "I love you momma. "That's good. see you soon. Emmett. Jasper.. "I'm in New York." She spoke in a normal tone. We heard hushed steps of Esme and Carlisle before we could smell them. The next was the blond male Alice had warned us about. they were like a mix of topaz and red. call when you get to Paris." She told me. Yeah. He was only a little shorter than Edward. and since most of the tears were on Emmett's clothes." She told us simply. the first of the coven leaped from the brush. it turned them into a rich chocolate brown color. "Watch out for the second male. and bright.. it's fine. this is my . "You and Esme might want to come back.." He closed his phone. "But they smelled us and are coming to investigate. "Hey mom..
mate Acacia-" "Ace," She told us in a bubbly and sweet voice, she was grinning, her long black hair blew about her perfect face. Looking closer at her features she could give Rose a run for her money. "Yes, and Duncan," Landon told us, as Duncan heard his name he tipped his hat. The eight of us were standing in a straight line, Carlisle stepped forward, "It's a pleasure to meet you and your coven on such a fine night. My name is Carlisle, this is my mate Esme," She nodded politely, "This is Jasper and his mate Alice," They both nodded as Carlisle gestured with an open hand towards them, "Next to Alice is Rosalie and her mate Emmett, next to Emmett is Bella and on the end is Edward," He seemed to forget to add on the mate. "Is this your whole coven?" Ace asked, looking us over. Duncan moved forward, the entire time his eyes were on either myself or Edward. "No this is not, we're missing Edward and Bella's daughter Renesmee," Carlisle told them, they gave Edward and I a confused look. "Renesmee was conceived and born while I was still human," I told them, I was kind of surprised, word of the Volturi, their wives, and their entire guard, along with many witnesses, didn't reach them. "Ah yes, we heard of that," Landon told us, "I am very interested in meeting her, if you don't mind," He told us. My daughter wasn't an exhibit at a freak show. "She's away right now," Edward told them, they didn't know where she was. "That's quite alright, we were planning on staying for a while, if you do not mind, we haven't fed off of humans in two years, and were looking for a place to settle for a few years," Landon told us, I couldn't keep my eyes off of Duncan, he had said nothing this whole time, though I didn't know if it was because he was shy, or because he was just disinterested. "As long as you abide by the rules, and abstain from feeding from humans, I see no problem with it," Carlisle told Landon before turning to us, "Does anyone have a problem with them settling here?" He asked. They seemed peaceful and genuine. Carlisle looked towards Alice and Edward. "I see nothing wrong with it," He told Carlisle, Alice nodded in agreement. Even
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though I was still very young, I knew that something like this was odd, usually covens that settled wouldn't live in the same general area. Another problem was where were they going to be living. Carlisle, Esme and Landon were discussing this, Ace, Duncan and the rest of us talked idly, though seemed to never run out of things to say, we found out that Ace is from France, and was turned in the early 1940's when she walked in front of a car to kill herself, she didn't tell us why, she was a very open person. Duncan finally talked, his voice was deep and coated in a southern draw, he didn't tell us about what had happened before he changed, he just told us that it was about 25 years since he was changed, and he grew up in the back woods of Alabama. We also found out that he was "18", Ace was "39", and Landon was "42". Ace was very interested in our abilities, especially Alice, she kept asking Alice about things she saw, she wanted a demonstration of my power, but it was just kind of something that I couldn't really show her. "I have an ability," Duncan told us, he was grinning, his smile was almost perfect, "I can control the amount of pain someone's feeling, but it's not a mental thing, I can actually disable or send the nerves in someone's body haywire," He told us, now I was interested, I was curious as to how this worked. "Can I see?" I asked in a timid voice, Duncan gave me a warm smile, "I want to see if it works on me, you say it's not through the mind but through the nerves." "Well of course," He told me, Edward snarled a little. "You wouldn't dare harm her," He snapped, I sighed. "Edward, it's fine, knowing me it won't even work," I told him, smiling, he sighed. I was extremely curious about now. Everyone was looking at me like I was insane. Though maybe I was just a little. Who isn't though? Duncan's eyes burned into mind. For a second all I could notice was those oddly colored eyes, then it happened. It felt like every inch of my body was on fire, including my insides. My arms wrapped around my self and dropped to my knees. I inhaled sharply before letting out an inhuman screech that seemed to make the wildlife around us move away, far away from this. Then as soon as the pain came on it stopped and I felt nothing, like actually nothing, I was barely aware the rest of my body even existed.
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"Bella?" I heard Edward's distant voice ask, his hands were under my arms and he attempted to lift my limp body off the ground, as he began to move me from the ground the feeling in my body returned. I shook my head, realizing that everyone's eyes were on me, and Edward's strong arms were still around my body. Carlisle's eyes were filled with fire, "Forgive Duncan, he, sometimes likes to show off his unique ability," Landon told us. Duncan put his hands on his hips, he was grinning wickedly, "That wasn't even full power," He told us, "You don't think I would unleash such torment on such a beautiful creature," He told me placing his hand on my cheek. I shivered, it felt so wrong. A low growl rumbled in Edward's chest, the noise vibrated into my back, this made Duncan back away from me, "Forgive me," Duncan told the both of us politely. Carlisle, Esme, and Landon moved to join the group again, we shifted position to form a semi circle. "Landon's coven will be moving to Shelton, until they find appropriate accommodation they will be staying with us. Landon has agreed to live as we do, on animal blood, we would like to know if Acacia and Duncan agree," Carlisle asked. "Yes," Acacia told us quickly. Duncan seemed to be hesitating, "Yes," He finally told us. "What about the old farm?" I said, thinking out loud, everyone turned to me. My brain and my mouth were very close sometimes, at times when my brain thought something my mouth would just blurt it out. It could be very annoying, "The old farm, they could live there," I suggested, "I mean the house needs some work, well, a lot of work, but it might work," I told them. "And it's far enough from the town that you wouldn't have to act as if you were human, while you were there," Esme told them. Her face was so sweet, everyone was still on edge about our new guests. Vampires that fed off of animals were more peaceful, and less territorial than vampires that fed from humans. Surely a gathering this large would attract attention. We were Volturi magnets. Simple as that. "We could check it out, now before we smelled all of you we were about to hunt," Landon told us, "Do you care to join us?"
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very cautious. I felt something hard. "I'm a mind reader. "No!" I heard myself cry. speaking for me.. "Edward.. It sounded as if it was being blocked by something." Her voice was soft now. we haven't hunted in a while. Acacia and Duncan. she looked very delicate looking as she grazed. it was very fast. The only thing that I could think of was it was a fawn in it's mother's womb. Duncan smirked. for now the pregnant mother was safe. though they won't become reality. I ran as fast as I could. "Hunting in a group this large would probably not work very well. We were all following the sound of deer grazing in a clearing about a mile ahead of us. but still thin. there was." I told him moving slightly to my right to avoid a tree.. he looked surprised. he ran right into an inviable wall. instead of feeling the elastic band of my mental shield. It was the only time I had ever seen Esme ever almost lose her temper. a faint ninth heartbeat.56 - . Several swear's were uttered as he stumbled. "Please stop being so hostile. He's free to have his own thoughts. holding his head. The deer scattered. it felt solid as it expanded and moved to Duncan. I wouldn't let her die. I wouldn't let her die. "I would watch your thoughts. and what you're thinking of could reduce you to a pile of ashes if you catch me in a bad mood. Eight of them there? Then I heard it. and strong.."We'll go. her ears back. like an egg shell. Her stomach was large. which surprised me. he was holding onto his cowboy hat. though not by much." I told him in a scolding tone I used with Renesmee when she was younger. his arms were still tightly around me.. "We should be off soon.. We leaped from the clearing." Edward warned. holding out my hand. Then it happened. and immediately Duncan went for the pregnant doe. She and I still managed to stay calm." Edward told them." Acacia nodded." Edward told Duncan. . Edward and I were still faster than Landon. mostly when she was teething and wound up chewing up the leg of Esme's dining room table.
. Like I knew! The only guess that I had was that my mental shield had manifested into a physical one. But how? Thanks for reading! I'll try to update soon.. "What just happened?" Pfft.57 - .All of the eyes were on me. "Bella?" Edward's voice asked me..
. meet Edward and Bella Cullen. framing my face. when they made contact with my skin and the tip shattered like glass. but they were still in the area. I closed my eyes. as always. and the two heartbeats of the pregnant doe. when my teeth sunk into his neck he tried to move away. No one was near her.. now wasn't the time for such thoughts! We were babysitting three vampires now. but now I've updated. he was powerful. Edward was no where near me. I followed a strong singular heartbeat. "Sexy. I could hear the movements of the other vampires. something I had been waiting to do. but it still felt like mock privacy. I rolled my eyes. he moved silent as always so I was unsure if what I was smelling was residual or the real thing. "A freak accident?" We were sitting on tree limbs alone about one hundred feet off of the ground. I clenched my jaw. trying to strike me with his antlers. I'm sorry if I didn't reply to most of them. At first the buck resisted. finally I could let my instincts take over.The Greatest Threat I am so sorry that this took long to put out. My hair dropped. yes the dear scattered. We landed lightly on the ground. I could almost hear Edward grinning. I could now produce solid shields. Landon. I have been neglecting my baby for my new story. my shouting had caused the deer to scatter. enjoy! So now I was even weirder. the fall. I could barely smell him. "I don't know. . "Fear. this infuriated Duncan. I found a sturdy buck. I could let go." He muttered. but it was nothing." Edward suggested. Ace. making the laceration much larger.. "Chance?" He was just throwing ideas at me.. though I had absolutely no idea how. and Duncan could hear us." I could feel the pain of my thrust in the back of my throat. "Determination?" He added. I feel so bad. lovely. Bambi. if we were human would have reduced us to broken masses. thanks for the reviews. not getting rid of the perpetual sexual energy that was trapped in our overly hormonal teenage bodies. Well.58 - . There were no humans around.
or the person is abnormally hairy. his hands were cold against my skin. Um. Duncan. surprisingly nothing on me. No. his hands rubbing my shoulders. I was looking up at the moon. "I guess that it's because I'm not making you think you're in pain. his hatred for me being near you would probably reduce me to a pile of ashes alone. his hands were resting on my shoulders." He told me. I suggest you get away from me. "You're mate would probably rip my head off. I heard his clothes rustle as he shrugged. He was still there. my back was to him. a clear night. unless you're feeding off of the top of the head. When my mouth was clear I sighed and looked myself over. no one's abilities. this problem doesn't exist. I had finally drained the beast of every drop held in it's circulatory system and let it fall. could I test it out on you?" He joked. Why couldn't prey be bald? I guess that's why vampire's natural prey is humans. his breath on the nape of my neck. "Your power. I could smell that he was near. I could hear running water and needed to get the hallow deer hairs out of my mouth and off of my face." I told him. my hands were going first. there was the shrugging noise. my skin was tingling. except for my daughter's. I've even gotten a human to become paralyzed. I felt some blood on my chin. Couldn't some things just die without a fight? The water tasted like nothing as I spit out pink. he was right behind me now. for once. I'm making you feel pain. . "Do what?" He asked emerging from the trees. or numbness. I didn't really pay attention to where everyone was. Jasper's and Alice's work on me.This would be my first sloppy kill in a while. "Go away." I told him in an angry voice. not happening. "Can you cause any other feelings besides those?" I asked. "Never tried. "How do you do it?" I asked Duncan. it was nearly a hiss." He told me in a proud voice. "He can hear your thoughts right now. but he remained.59 - . but more hair than blood." He told me. why you?" I asked him. He was making me feel so uncomfortable. he would hear me. "I can show you a better time than your mate could ever hope. then in spots I felt nothing.
but we were still faster. instead of finding Edward I was going back to where everyone else was. and Duncan were sitting on one of the large white couches. I shivered thinking of what could have happened if I didn't react. such manners my daughter had." She told me. We may have an eternity together. It was welcoming to see the unlit house. and I could hear small conversations. tell everyone I said hi!" She told me. Ace's melodic laughter. "Renesmee says hi. I was still bothered by what we found there. We were going to move the box filled with the Stattford's personal belongings to our home. Even silent. and I could almost barely hear them. I could smell him now. He was so close to numbing my body. "Hello?" I asked. Edward and I were on the bench at his piano. which means her flight is in about an hour. taking cautious steps at below a human speed. and with my shield our silence was like a conversation. Landon. and Duncan's footsteps. I pivoted on my feet and threw him into the trees. "I was stuck on a flight with a primadonna. Edward and I were up front. hanging up without a goodbye. sometimes nothing was enough. I decided to slow down a little at that point. was almost stopped now.I took him by surprise when I took hold of his wrist. and Duncan needed to get acclimated to their new home. "Boring. Edward was following me.60 - . I smiled. "She's in Paris. I sighed. The run back to the house was relaxing." She told me. I wasn't such an open book anymore. I thought that the flight attendant was going to strangle her. Edward's chest lightly crashed into my back and I smiled." she told me. I was good at hiding my thoughts from Edward now. We decided that the farm house would be a perfect place for them to live. was it really that late? "How was the flight?" I asked her. Landon. "Listen. My phone began ringing as I ran. I need to go now. . and we would be working on it every night until it was ready. We decided to cut the trip short. the force cracked through one of the large wide oaks. "Hey mom. We were having a "Family Meeting" everyone occupying the furniture. We were nearing the clearing. shifting slightly to the left. a piece of my shirt was left on the tree. Our house. but a goodbye is still nice. but said nothing. Acacia." I told him. not breaking my stride for a second. I was off running now. barely missing a branch. Ace was almost on our heels. Alice and Jasper were one one of the love seats. I could hear steps behind me." I told him. they were long strides. "Hello love. I'm in Paris now. it grazed my skin lightly. I glanced back. Ace." He told me as we walked.
get a Ford. I don't know how we got here. "You all of course know the rules we live by. "Hey Bella?" He asked. now if you want a real truck." He told Emmett. I sat down on the floor and propped it up on my shoulders. but Ace put her firm motherly hand on his thigh." He told Duncan. but I could see the clouds rolling in. We feed on only on animals just in case someone gets sloppy and the murder of a human could be traced back to us. "What's that supposed to mean?" Emmett asked. inhuman. "Sure. We knew these rules. Rosalie stood up and cleared her throat. I don't want to have to buy a new one in a few years." She told us." She told us. I want something that's going to survive... traits." She told us. even though the truck raised. "Ew. crossing his arms over his broad chest. "But when settling down you have to keep up the human facade. if you're a girl. "I mean. His cowboy hat sat perfectly on his head. "It's a Chevy. and now we were in the garage. we can call and get Duncan enrolled in school. their door slammed. and Carlisle were in similar spots. "No man." He started again." She told us as Emmett grinned wickedly. Edward scrunched his brow. but about an hour after they left Rosalie and Emmett came back down stairs. "It shouldn't be too hard to find a job. Feral. his truck was a huge Chevrolet Silverado. to have a good view of the underneath someone need to raise it. this morning was clear. the last time I drove it was when we moved. I was the jack today. we lived by them every day of our lives.. It was pretty easy. Esme. Emmett. "Nice truck. I nodded.Rosalie. Duncan scoffed." I laughed as they went upstairs.61 - . his odd colored eyes were wild right now." He told us. my Ferrari was under a sheet. "And Landon and I are lawyers." He told them. "You and Ace should think of getting jobs. It was approaching classic status now. Edward was next . I looked out the window. we'll call Monday. not show any of our more. "Landon." He told them.. who growled deeply. even though the behemoth was over a ton. Emmett even found it necessary to lift it." Duncan told us. we stay here for long amounts of time." Carlisle started. "Not that this isn't interesting but Emmett and I are excusing ourselves. the sun was coming up.
we picked up Renesmee. including a detailed of the emergency cesarean Edward performed when I was very much so not under the affects of morphine. today was his first day. an over sized belt buckle. feeling more of Duncan along my arm then I had ever wanted. a pick up truck." He warned. Duncan was enrolled in our school. the rest of the day went by pretty uneventfully. Carlisle was working in his office. a cowboy hat. Esme was sketching.K. My human memories were cloudy. Duncan nodded. taking some of the weight off of me. The house was peaceful. I set the truck down gently and stood up. "Watch it. That was about as hick as you could get. . I blushed. Edward and Duncan weren't going to get along very well because of the music and his attraction to me. he caught sight of the Ford F-350 eclipsing our drive.to me. went over the same thing that we went over with everyone else. You just don't. The sleeves of his button up shirt were rolled up past his elbows. Acacia and Duncan went out car shopping. this could be scary. Rosalie and Emmett had gone for a "walk" (A. running my fingers through my hair every once in a while to keep it out of my eyes. I didn't need to be a vehicle expert to know that noise a diesel engine roaring down our driveway. I was reading on the couch. Edward stopped playing instantly and turned around. and country music. Edward groaned as he heard the country music coming from the beast. getting it on in the middle of the forest where none of us could hear). "I don't think you want to think about Bella like that. Renesmee. I jumped back and he was grinning wickedly.A. brushing my arm along the full length of the midline of Duncan's toned body. truck talk confused me more than anything else." Edward told him. The next couple of days were tense. and Alice and Jasper were in their room. but I knew that one would stick with me forever. I could see the muscles in his back become more defined when the pace sped up.62 - . Landon. Rosalie had stayed inside. He moved from flirting with me to flirting with the only single female in the house. That's when I heard it. I wish I had do. You don't forget that. I didn't recognize the song so he must have been making it up as he went along. Edward was playing the piano.
" The peppy Mrs. Name: Isabella Hale. Most memorable childhood memory? I closed my eyes to think of things from my real childhood. Duncan was using the surname White. I tried for a few sentences but the words blurred together. "Which one?" Edward. this of course is usually followed by clothes being ripped off of bodies. even when I was human I was. Renesmee and I asked at the same time. nothing past 16 though. "Because we're having people act in front of the class I decided to move from the play for a bit and work on your public speaking skills.She was trying to reject him lightly. Not to be a bitch though. for the most part. Several people went up. I was surrounded by Edward and Duncan. I could probably convey an audience to legalize marijuana. I could remember my wedding day. Well. Date of birth: September 13. Age: 17. my changing. abortion." I rolled my eyes.63 - . accepted into the Cullen family." She handed the first person in every row a questionnaire I picked up my pen and began filling it out in my curvy handwriting." She was smiling. We were sitting in English class. I mean. the birth of Renesmee. I was handed a note card and began writing small notes on it. my honeymoon. but drew a blank. I rolled my eyes again. high school students have none. they talked about meaningless things that I didn't really care about. living with Renee. "I want you all to plan a two minute speech on yourself. I will call you up at random. but nothing besides basic facts. The rest of the questionnaire was pretty basic. but I could be very captivating as Edward always tells me. they were hazy but there. If my pen was finer I could condense the whole sheet onto this card. my summers with Charlie. "Because frankly. I could remember basic facts. . maybe a please here or there. "Good news class. I can't really be concerned with people going to the beach. but it wasn't the time or place to be thinking about that. Most memorable childhood memory: Being adopted It wasn't really my childhood. who seemed to have the exact same schedule as I did." She told us. what was so good about the beach anyway? "Cullen?" The teacher asked. she and Jacob had apparently gotten pretty serious over their two day's together. I couldn't remember my childhood anymore. the usual haze turned into a total blackout. "We're taking a break from Romeo and Juliet. and gay marriage with a few unbuttoned buttons and a smile. Bowman started.
very thin Courtney walked into the room. Bloody. it looked as if we were in a conversation. "So what about your real mom and dad?" He asked. she just spoke flawlessly." She went on about our travels. I love drawing." This earned a laugh and a few whistles from the class. Just. Pig. she died of complications after our birth. "I got my drivers license this summer... Courtney was a little sweeter than most humans. I still don't have a car. I felt Duncan's body tense next to mine as he inhaled deeply.. "Stop breathing. her curly bronze hair was straightened today. The loudest from Duncan. I have a twin brother Edward. "Now are their any other extremely personal questions I can answer?" She asked before sitting down. "I've never. we're basically the same. there were too many wittinesses for him to go ape-shit on us. "My dad died in a car accident when my mom was pregnant with Edward and I. I would hold him down if I needed to. "This summer the family went to Paris. Bowmen told us. except I'm better looking. Her real parents were sitting in the back of the room. I mean besides either the second x chromosome or the y chromosome. Several other students went before Mrs." Mrs. Courtney Hendrickson's blood was singing to Duncan. her blood smelled pure. When she was done some kid raised his hand. I'm an artist. but we were containing a . it's something I got from being around my mom so much. I had to admit. my name is Renesmee Cullen. I am seventeen. sweaters and skirts. Renesmee was sitting on the back of the unoccupied chair in front of him and I was standing on the other side. Bowmen said we would continue tomorrow." I hissed so low no human would hear me." She said not falter. "I don't want to. she was wearing a black camisole and jeans with black flip flops. Renesmee didn't show much of a reaction to this. she stood perfectly still while she delivered the speech. "Hello. "Well. dressed similarly to how I did." She smiled brightly.64 - .. The very tan." He told me. Great! At least we fed right before school. she looked calm." She told us in front of the class. and of course the one blood related brother."Who ever wants to come up. I've never smelled something so tempting in my life. Edward was at Duncan's other side." He told me. Then it hit me. and that's when it happened. Renesmee volunteered. I reached over and placed my hand in front of his chest. my sister Alice daily bought her weight in clothes. and have five adopted brother's and sisters. very blond.
since the day I first met you.65 - . "I've never smelled something so tempting. we're not going to be home. I let go for a second." I sighed. "No. "We're fine now. I needed to get out of that room. He sighed again. my arms crossed over my chest." I told him. I bitch slapped him. I knew you were the most beautiful creature this planet has ever had the fortune of having walk on it's surface. until it rings to start a new day on Monday. and I needed to have a few seconds to calm down. Edward came into the room. Open palm." I told her. "You're not exactly the prettiest flower in the bunch yourself. Edward's hand was on my back." Edward told me. or taking it in. not even waiting for Edward. "What's wrong with him?" She asked. Mrs. I don't care where we go. the class was clear. "Beautiful? Have you seen the color of her skin? It's orange. "This weekend. Courtney had left. a pleading look on his face. she was here because she was leaving early. Even as a vampire I was very insecure about my appearance. he didn't need to rub it in. I blushed. "He's right. "Is everything ok?" She asked. I must have been hideous. "I'm not beautiful." He told us as the bell rang." Edward growled at this. Bowmen was behind me suddenly. leaning forward at the lab table and resting my chin on my folded hands. and I will show you from the time the bell rings to end class. everything. how beautiful you ." I snapped. and let myself experience a very human reaction. at all. "I wanted nothing more than to lunge forward and tear apart her jugular. I scoffed." I told Edward. "You need your eyes checked. Duncan stood up. I left the room after I picked up my books and walked to biology." I started. I knew Duncan was in our Bio class. I knew I wasn't beautiful. but knew I couldn't destroy something so beautiful. "He apologizes. either trying to clear his lungs of her scent.very dangerous threat to the well being of the occupants of the room. he took the seat next to me. and wanted to know if she could make up the work. "I can barely remember how I looked before. but still didn't believe him. placing her hand on his shoulder. her hair is so bleached I have no idea how it's still attached to her head. Duncan was taking deep breaths.
"She's a sponge." I told him. Edward rolled his eyes. I couldn't remember a time when Edward had to be reprimanded by a teacher." She told me. we were starting volleyball now. I just needed to survive through the next two classes. The bell rang and when we left class Courtney was waiting for us. I could "run" off my anger. "Can't. "No sir. Smith asked him. How much did she know? Did she know she had that power? . "It's not what you think. are we boring you?" Mr. two speakers. I just nodded and she walked away. Boring. eight lights. "We're working on the farm house starting tonight. she took hold of my arm and looked as if I punched her in the gut." He told the teacher who just turned around and began writing on the board again. still holding onto my arm. Today we were talking about nucleic acids. I shifted my gaze and began studying the patterns of the ceiling tile. I froze." I wanted Duncan out of our house as soon as possible. "Edward might no though. His face was expressionless. I laughed a little. sorry. I wanted to rip his head off right now. there were 36 tiles on the ceiling." He told me. I'm just dealing with some unfinished business. "When was the last time we went out just the two of us?" He asked me. I could forgive him for now. "Forget that. she absorbed every single one of your memories when she touched your arm. I needed his help to snap Edward out of this trance." She paused." She told me. right now. "Bella. I was bored after that. who was paler than usual. "Mister Cullen. I opened my mouth to speak but the teacher interrupted us." He finally said when we were half way to class. at all.66 - . "What?" "She's a sponge. then it would be time for lunch and gym." He told me. I looked up at Edward." He told me as we handed the teacher our finished lab. we were still on our organic chemistry unit. I need to speak with you at lunch. Duncan was standing there.are.
and she doesn't know what to think of it. just not a very big one. That answered most of my questions. "and what does she think of it?" "She saw this weekend most clearly." He told me. she thinks she's insane right now.Was she smart enough to put two and two together? Was she a threat to my families secret? "How much did she see?" I asked. We were safe. She was a threat to our secret. but for how long? . because this is so new to her and when ever she bumps into someone she sees what's happened to them.67 - .
with the lights off. "I don't want her touching you again." He smiled warmly. "You might not even need to be nice to her." Warm was something I wasn't. Not noticing the cold. handing me his jacket. and Courtney just plain annoyed me." I told him.Chapter 6 Ok. I could hear the gears in the clock rub past each other. When we left the class Courtney took hold of my arm. I have a cleaner history then you. "Like I said. Melinda had her work cut out for her. I want you to keep your thoughts as secret from her as they are from me. "Here. she's more interested in asking you about Duncan. It was crisp out today." He told me. if you seem warm and inviting. Courtney shivered I just stood there. "Hey." Edward told me. and that you're not a danger to her. It was true. I moved back a little too fast. or understand. well. I was enjoying the silence. a student listening to his or her i pod as he or she walked by." He smirked. I think that now is the time to clarify things Disclaimer: I own NOTHING (Fer Realzies!) When Edward and I asked Melinda if we could work alone today in class. "I've never killed a human. we enjoyed the silence again. "Let's get on with this. she doesn't know. not moving an inch until right before the bell rang. his lips pulled up in a crooked smile. and we walked away from the cafeteria and out of the school. "She'll open up to you. I closed my eyes. she just smiled and went to put her hand to my forehead. for some ungodly reason she feels as if you can be trusted. Someone could just leave very easily from here." He finished. This was my very first potential danger to the family's secret." I told him. I just smiled. she understood immediately. physically. "What's this about?" I asked her. . "You didn't hit your rebellious teen years. and the air was damp. Edward smirked again." She told me. We were in the room. "Think of it as another shield." He told me. and I planned on keeping it that way.68 - . "What does she know?" I asked Edward he just shrugged and tapped his fingers lightly on the piano. immediately I covered her in my shield. and the class singing off key.
I just don't like people grabbing at my head. "We're family. and Renesmee.. though he's more of. she curled her fingers like claws and made a mock-hissing noise.. she knew I was lying. and Edward. . "Are you really. "I saw things." She told me. and Duncan? What are the eight of you?" She asked. her voice was soft. and almost hallow." She got close to me. "English porfavor?" I asked her. They kept me up at night." I told her. like she was thinking about what she saw." She told me. though clearer. and thought for a second. not as.69 - .. "No. She shivered again and I handed her Edward's jacket. like she was choosing her words. "I am as much of a monster as you are. She shrugged the jacket on. "Then that night I was helping my mother and I brushed my hand against her. She scrunched her face a little as if she was about to say something." I thought. and Emmett... "A monster?" She asked me in almost a whisper. like with you is murky water. "What are Alice..She furrowed her brow. She furrowed her brow." I told her. I saw small flashes. and Jasper. a pothead on my hands. Eventful as what I saw from you. except for Duncan. I thought for a second. I laughed again. "How fast can you really run?" She asked me. last week when I tapped you on the shoulder." I told her. and looked up at the sky. I couldn't contain my laughter. and Rosalie. "You're afraid of me. Isabella?" She asked. "Well. "I don't know why though. Wonderful. "Do you not trust me. her palms facing me." I told her. with my mother. "Can you really. "When I first touched you." I told her." I told her." She shivered." She finished. some of the things I saw. it was like looking through crystal. "I have no idea what you're talking about. "What are you?" She asked. crossing my arms." She thought for a second before raising her hands to about cheek level." She told me." She told me. I wasn't afraid of something so fragile "And I have no idea what you or your family are. "Extended family. She needed it more than I did. First I thought that it was just me coming off my high. "Not much faster than I can in gym.
. he's dangerous. "Very poetic. I know you won't know what it means. I burst out laughing. forget I said that!" She told me. She wrinkled her orange nose. "Excuse me?" I asked." She blurted out. "So much for you being deep. "Look who's talking." She told me. roughly quoting Blood and Chocolate. Would anyone notice if I ripped her throat out. for all I know you could be some brain eating zombie... "And I know damn well I have a better body than you. but it's the reason that to you and only you Duncan is the most dangerous thing in your life." I warned. the world is a blur. yeah I hang around with a group of plastic hoes who follow me like my own personal entourage. My smile faded. I might want to devour that brain in your almost empty skull. She smiled. "Pretty sure." "Are you sure you're not a zombie?" She asked me again.." I told her. one of my favorite books." She started.70 - . holding tightly onto my sides."I see things as if I'm there. "You could run with the night and catch the dawn. I didn't think the bleach blond Courtney Hendrickson had a deep side. human. "Oh. "Not even close Blondie. You could jump and kick a hole in the sky. I could feel the straight line of my lips. you are breathing and not drooling all over the place." "Only when Duncan is around. "Alien?" "Nope." I told her. immediately blushing. "Stay away from Duncan." She told me. not seeing them from your point of view. but you never know." I told her. I mean." She told me. "Says you!" She spat back..." She told me. "Listen I'm going to tell you one little phrase. "Go on. when I see you run." ." I told her in a very serious voice. and well. "I'm not as bad as you think.
He scowled." I told him. "Hale! Hendrickson! What are you doing out here?" He asked.71 - . Duncan is so dangerous to you right now. and he made your life HELL. I froze. I talked. "We were just talking with each other and getting some fresh air.. Now I think I would be a hero if I killed him. the blood. sex. with just a hint of old. he might not be back again. "Listen Courtney. you knew. "Just enjoying the weather. George. But I wasn't a killer. I don't care what you saw. the sound of jingling keys. (I mean no one has done anything in here in a while). George was a legend in this school apparently if he didn't like you. I was so glad that I wore the low cut top and the short skirt today. "The school rules mandate a minimum of a one day in school suspension. it's so stuffy in this school. Right now we were cutting class (lunch).. It was a chance. I crossed my legs and leaned forward." Wonderful." Was all he told us as he pointed towards the door. though. and even the metal of the numerous keys this man had on his waist." I told her. I pouted a little. hitting the wall of the brick alcove it was housed in. I if I had blood flowing through my veins it would freeze." I told him. attempting to leave school. I think it was Mr. "No!" She cried. Ah good ol' George. I heard foot steps coming from inside the school. "Principals office. It smelled like dust. he left twice for my safety. very old. I never will be. We were sitting in principal I ignored your first name's office. I don't care what you think. I smelled the cologne. I wasn't at all safe without him. the anger. . "What were you two doing out there?" He asked us calmly. Well. we were just about to head into lunch. the door to the school swung open. "Huh?" was her ever so eloquent response. now. and paper." I told her. Edward had left me because of control issues."La tua cante" I told her simply. wasting one day of my immortality in this stuffy office. "I'll tell you when you're older. wonderful. Vaz. smiling brightly. There were footsteps coming towards us.
I must have seemed somewhat dangerous. "With those eyes she'll run away screaming. everyone had food they picked at. I had a feeling that I was the first of our coven to ever get a detention. my family was sitting in the same corner we always sat at. eight hours of detention. I need to speak with my family in private. He wasn't even going to let us argue. "I decided that since it's both your first offence. and my lip pulled back a little. and he looked away quickly. I groaned. Miss Hale?" He asked." I told her. "Yes. I was looking up at the ceiling. bring it back first thing in the morning. I had never gotten in trouble at school. she looked up at him. "And when she exposes us I don't want to end up dismembered waiting for the fire to finally end my . I could feel the eyes following me. I shrugged in response.72 - ." I leaned even more forward. I needed her out of my sight. I let out a very low growl.Mr. "Get your parents. "Bella got in-trouble!" Emmett taunted me as if he was a child. Edward's firm hand was on my thigh." I leaned forward. and if she touches you she'll see everything you've done. to sign this." He told us. My voice was low." He told us. and trust me. "Sit with your friends Courtney. "She could expose us and you're checking her out. every Thursday from now until you're done. now I'm in trouble. she has a big mouth. I looked at the punishment referral. I left the office and crossed the hall into the cafeteria. and could hear Courtney's heels beat the ground as she was on my own.S. He was good. "Just a little angry." I finished. "She's dangerous." I sat down. I knew then how older women who were used to getting out of parking tickets felt. it had the same amount of hours. as I sat down. my posture was ridged. "Bella?" He asked. I was so angry at her right now. She listened. "My God! You're pathetic!" I told him. I let our secret slip pretty much. Duncan was staring at Courtney laughing with her friends. Vaz blushed a little and cleared his throat. "I'm fine…" I told him.N. Won-der-ful! I wonder if I could disappoint my family anymore. He just handed me a piece of paper. Courtney was silent. instead of an I.
life. and married Edward. "Family meeting tonight?" Jasper asked. "Don't you get cold Bella? It's like fifty out today. and you were out side in no . and sat down." He told us. and my breasts were larger. wait. the look on his face was smug." She finished. Duncan. "She was human when she met. I sighed. "I told him one possible scenario. "You can't even be thinking about…" I looked at Alice who put her hands up to her head. "What about Bella?" He asked. it all resumed. Rosalie agreed with me? "Courtney's a threat to our safety. relaxing the nasty look off my face. that my visions are based on decisions. I couldn't help it. My skin was like ivory. moving. snapping me from my trance. I didn't think that they heard me. My back side was rounder than her fatless rump. Her nose had small bump in it. no one said anything for a while. Both of our figures were thin. just under the bridge of her nose. hers… was skeletal. and I told him what I saw and he still hasn't learned the lesson you all did. I should probably do the same. I don't need it anymore. "She's right. "Here's Edward's jacket. "I saw a few things. Everyone was speaking again. pulling on a hoodie. hers was like something out of the crayola box." I told him. and her eyes were an odd crystal blue color. I remembered the colors from when Renesmee was younger. but the cafeteria was quieter than normal. except mine was muscular. after what she said I started comparing bodies. now he's fixated on it…" She told us as the bell rang. if she slips up. grinning. probably because I had more fat on me." She told me." He didn't even flinch. "What?" I asked. I put his jacket in my locker and closed it softly. some how I had gotten changed. Courtney and I had lockers right near each other. and put my shoes on. she was either neon carrot. "Did you hear me?" Courtney asked. breathing. or mango tango. a few different outcomes. "Today was the first time that you've seen her. I could feel eyes on me. I could see her ribs in most spots." She told us. we could have the Volturi Guard on our front porch ready to kill.73 - ." Rosalie told him.
No one had scored. This was going to be hard.K. "Isabelle. I inhaled deeply. and one of us could send our hands straight through one of those girls. Courtney actually tried. and Jasper and Duncan had to pull their weight. Lexis and Eva. but he noticed that we could easily beat them. as we walked out of the locker room and into the gym. he tried to call me Isabella. run." "Are you a stalker? What kind of car do you drive? Are you to watch me while I sleep?" I asked her. etc. and Duncan. moving it outside." She told me. . which she kind of was. not only did he get my name wrong. we would all stop each other before someone could bring the ball into the "end zone" (A. not as much. or you could solve all of your problems and tell me everything. Eva." She told me suspiciously." Ugh. It was routine as usual. I get cold. I had no idea what was going on. Mr." I told her. which I found out were named Sophia. I mean. I don't just sit around in gym. he was ridged. and of course the four vampires were against the teeny tiny skinny pack of Courtney and her friends." he told us. I laughed as I sat down next to Emmett. Lexis? What was she an overpriced car or something? Let's just say the three girls were… useless. "Switch teams with. I just kind of let Emmett guide me as to where to go. a small area marked by cones). stretch.74 - . Emmett. "Sophia! What the hell!" She screamed. she threw the ball though. staring blankly though constantly moving. "You don't sweat. we were playing touch football. some how Duncan got the ball. "Not really. I'm not lazy. Duncan. and Alexis. Jasper.sleeves and now you're going outside in shorts and a t-shirt. We were lining up again. well. "I could. Jasper. we were skipping our warm up today. how to run. as well as Alexis and Eva. well. Green noticed this. then we needed to get into groups of four. I was noticing that Duncan's moves were so awkward.A. and I. and handed it to Sophia who looked shocked. He was staring at Courtney like she was a piece of food. Emmett. I just don't really need a jacket today. right into Courtney's nose.
" I told him. "I was ready." I told her as we walked in. at least there wasn't a Duncan shaped crater in the ground." She told me. Duncan followed. it's understandable. The teacher noticed Courtney's bleeding nose. "I was about to attack…" he said. it's not…" He sighed." I advised him." He told me. I took hold of the hem of my shirt and tore off about a two inch section. "I know. "Tilt your head forward and pinch the bridge of your nose. I doubted HIV/ AIDS did anything to a vampire. His breathing halted shortly after that. get off Duncan and take Miss Hendrickson to the nurse. I heard the soft snicker from Emmett and Jasper. Duncan was frozen solid as he took a deep breath. he was leaning against the wall. yes it was sweet. I walked to the door of the nurse. "Miss Hale. he just switched his tone very low so only I could hear." I hissed in his ear." I assured him He shook his head." She told me. "If you kill her now Alice's vision will never come true. I nodded in response. I rolled off of his body and stood up. she sounded as if she was congested. "Stop breathing. if you didn't hit me then I would have. and drink your blood? Gross." I told her. "How is she?" He asked. and then used some rubbing alcohol. Bella. The second we got to the nurse I scrubbed my hands. I also wasn't worried about any blood borne illnesses. but she was listening to me. but I could ignore the pain.Blood. though he didn't wait for me to answer. pressing the cloth to her nose. there was mud and grass all over his back. "No. Miss White came running over.75 - . my muscles were coiling. "I need to leave… Just until I know I can trust myself…" "You'll never know if you can trust yourself if you run away. "I thought you were supposed to tilt your head back. I didn't even think as I sprang forward and tackled him to the ground. who would want to drink blood. . "Um. still not breathing. "Miss Hale! We do not tackle!" She told me. I wasn't worried about her blood. I smelled Duncan coming this way. I didn't know if I could get off of Duncan safely. just to be sure. "Ew! Oh my god! It's getting everywhere!" Courtney shrieked. would he attack.
"He's leaving." She took a deep breath. "I'm sorry…" She sat down on one of the wooden benches."Running implies me avoiding my problems." He and I were in the same classes at the end of the day. Courtney was in them with us. I mean truck. I have the next two periods with her. and strapping my heels back on. I went back to running a comb through my long brown hair. "I think I know what you guys are. Courtney was ready to go. "If we are vampires. "He's already gone." He told me. and Courtney was too distracted to care. he just nodded and we separated." She whispered as she got dressed. her shirt still had blood on it. call. please?" I asked him. I didn't really care about human speed. "You don't know anything. Damn. but she was fine." I told her. she sighed. "Drive safely. everyone was still outside. "I still think that's what you guys are…" "And if we are. I'm protecting her Bella. Courtney. and if you need anything. you come in telling me how to live my life. "No. you're sitting in a room alone with one…" I told her. "What should I tell the family?" I asked. out of his pocket. He shook his head. she could be smart if she wanted to… I laughed. forget about him. Like Edward would do for you if you were still human. She just shrugged before turning her back to me. pulling the keys to his monster. "Good point…" She thought for a second. we were alone. it's better for both of you. thinking you're hot shit. He was right.76 - . trust me. "You're not even going to wait for us to get home?" I asked. "You all reacted so strangely to when I was bleeding… I think you're all vampires…" She sighed as if it was nothing. and that I'll be back in about a week. "Tell them the truth." He told me." She told me. how come we're out during the day?" I asked. The locker room was empty. I was already in my clothes. I didn't argue. . I don't think I can control myself.
which seemed like it would be harder than we thought. "I don't think that's a good idea tonight."Bella. after school we decided that it would be best to stay out of Courtney's life until Duncan returns. The rest of the day was uneventful. ." She just nodded. We knew that the most important thing was to keep the secret. maybe Friday after we finish our detention. do you want to go to the movies tonight?" She asked me.77 - .
Courtney loved classical music. Thanks for the reviews everyone! I love all of you! D Disclaimer: I don't own anything except for my car. Renesmee. she had less of a chance of crushing their pelvises. and in class. claiming that I had decided to take Carlisle's name. and reset my whole computer. my clothes. Alice. I was lucky that I had my old-skool 512 MB flashdrive… So at two in the morning. At lunch we heard people talking about us. Friday night. . Well. She was surprisingly a natural blond. My money was on Renesmee. I kind of broke that. She was an avid reader and wanted to go to school for literature. It had been a week since Duncan had left. and it was honestly the palest she could go. we went about our lives as we normally would. and some how managed to delete my IP address. and sang since she was young. in the end. after work I was on the phone with tech support… This would have come sooner (the whole deleting IP address thing happened at about Wednesday night. or myself. We had agreed to spend time away from Courtney. and only fake tanned because she was naturally so pale. The best was a group of jocks wondering which of the Cullen's. in History and Geometry Courtney and I talked to almost no end. to let her life run its course with little to no interference from vampires. Rosalie. Edward was right. and my ideas. as we were called because of Carlisle our "father's" surname. but in the last six days I've worked about eight shift's at my work) but it was honestly the only time I could get to it. I started signing everything as Bella Cullen. I had to wipe my whole hard-drive. it seems again that the fates have it against my story.78 - . She assured me that she was only orange in the florescent lighting of the school. not socialize with anyone outside the family. During the weekend Edward and I had left and spent the entire weekend together deep in passion. I was trying to remove my old anti-virus software.Chapter 7 I'm so sorry that this took so long to post. and in the halls. would be better in bed. my real name. she played the piano. it did make me feel beautiful.
Courtney was a phony. right?" He nodded at this. Rosalie and Emmett were doing work on her BMW. she already felt attraction to him. "Yes love?" He asked. she bought into all of the popular things to have a lot of friends. My ears perked up at ever diesel engine that passed. "What if it's not only Courtney's blood doing the singing?" I asked. though she hated parties. "Well. Then something dawned on me. today was Thursday.79 - . She admitted to me that she was a bit of a smoker. "What do you mean?" He asked me. humans should have somewhat of a natural aversion to us." he told me. humans would be getting ready to start their day. "Well. I was really the only one who saw her educated side. his finger's immediately stopped. He tapped one of his long. Every car that passed by she would stop .She was still stuck on her The Cullen's are Vampire's theory. he nodded. She had a 4. Though none were Duncan. It was early morning. "That's a possibility…" He told me. Ace looked so broken without Duncan. "What if he's singing to her?" I asked him. She was actually pretty smart too. Acacia was cleaning to distract her mind." I furrowed my brow. "I'll ask Carlisle later. and I filled a whole note book.0. and now had no bio homework for the rest of the year. and a bit of a drinker. I heard random cars passing by the road that lead to our house. except the random lab. Edward was playing his piano. He looked at me confused. "You know how Courtney is Duncan's singer?" I asked. I was finishing my last outline of my biology book. thin fingers against his jaw. Courtney wanted nothing more than to spend time with him. "Edward?" I asked in a soft voice. Alice and Jasper had gone out to see if they could find anything to hunt. It had been one day over Duncan's week.
and cowboy boots. "Miss me?" He asked us. Duncan looked very serious. Wearing the same clothes he left in. she had been sketching. embracing her in a hug. The five of us were standing on the front veranda. She frowned. I shivered. he just stopped his truck and hopped out. he wasn't wild eyed as he was before.80 - . we were joined by the rest of our coven. knowing what that meant." He told Ace. It should be beautiful. but on the Olympic Peninsula.for a second then return to her task at hand. Duncan pulled back. . Sunrise… The start of a new day." Alice started. In his hand was the cowboy hat. Distant country music filled the air. "We all need to change for school." She told us. a new beginning. She just stood there like a statue. "I'm sorry mom. He didn't bother going to the garage. "I wasn't done. Esme was in the room now. He was at her side in an instant. "Landon!" She cried. she heard it before I did surprisingly. "As touched as I am about this reunion. a button up." He told her. almost every sunrise was gray. don't you EVER do that to me again!" She hissed. and with a quick flick of his wrist he threw the hat to his head and rushed over to his "mother". getting louder along with the engine. The sound of a diesel engine roaring down the drive. "Landon. Duncan's brown-red eyes collided with Edward's topaz." She told Duncan before embracing him in a very tight hug. her face showed anger. "Acacia. come quick!" She told her husband. jeans. She was dusting one of the end tables when she froze and set everything down. Sun was coming up. "Duncan.
Wonderful." I told her. It felt right. "I do Emmett. that shirt was too low cut. "Then everyone could see what I have and they don't." She told me. I rolled my eyes." She was right. I knew it. "You should have stayed like that. "No thanks. I looked at what she was wearing. and I have . almost every night. so I could barely hear. I'm a big girl. milady." Edward told me. throwing the top back through the door. "Mom. "Morning mom. When I opened my door there was a blur of pale skin my eyes told me was Emmett. Edward had already left our room. my least favorite part of the day. That skirt was too short. I heard the murmurs of his voice down stairs. giving me a taunting courtesy. and then into the closet. protecting what ever was left of Emmett's decency." He was grinning wickedly. "Emmett." I told her. She was still grinning. I walked into Edward's and my room. "I'll change into something more presentable. kicking off my shoes as soon as I closed the door." He placed his hands on his hips when I said this. I walked over to the dresser and exchanged my undergarments. Today was going to be different. "You are not going to school dressed like that." She told me. I'm twenty." There was a quick but passionate kiss on my lips then he was gone. "Aw come on Bella. he was talking low. there are dented walls to prove it. her nose buried in a book she had read over a hundred times. I placed my hand in front of me. she was. I took off my jeans and shirt. you can't tell me you've ever been curious about seeing a real vampire in full glory. I pulled on a fresh pair of jeans and a black top with a v-neck.81 - . Renesmee quickly noticed the look that graced my face. Renesmee was walking out of her room. throwing a blue silk peasant top at me when I walked by her and Jasper's room. put your pants on. He stopped in front of my door in the nude. I can dress myself. grinning. it had three quarter sleeves. Though I knew he was playing. "Bella! Wear this top today!" Alice told me. there's not much you can do about it. I placed my rings on my finger.
" Rosalie told me." She started. English was sure one hell of a treat today. she would probably leave me. Edward and Duncan were sitting at the dining room table." I told her. I arched an eyebrow. I naturally obliged. Edward's dark eyes caught mine. I could always tell Courtney that I was waiting for someone to pick me up. though I couldn't. "Oh right!" Something caught his eye. I made a mental note to go car shopping this weekend. "How did you let yourself get so close to something like that?" He asked Edward. "I knew I would need the strength for today. but I see her soul. "Strip poker on the beach?" I asked him. "May I have a word with you?" She asked. I shook my head. "That means nothing. Before I knew it. before Courtney and I really started talking to each other. We were still on a hiatus for our Romeo . I wanted to see what she saw. you need to be able to get home. you promised Carlisle. "And if she discovers our secret?" He asked. "Rose! Give me my pants!" He roared. remember? Monaco?" He tapped his chin. We were supposed to be starting our detention's the day before." I told her. except. "Bella?" Melinda's musical voice called to me right before Women's Ensemble was ending. "But I honestly trust Courtney with it. I needed a car of my own. I hated driving her BMW. I already hated detention. "I know the big rule is for us to not tell anyone the big secret. running after her." Edward said to Duncan. but the principal told us there was nothing for us to do today.seen YOU with out clothes. he sighed. "I'll walk. That was Friday. "The person won't be missed. "You've got detention today. without powers.82 - . you see what your eyes tell you. and that didn't get confused stares. I wouldn't invade the privacy of her mind. "Self control." She told me. "No thanks." Duncan assured us as I sat down." He told Edward." Was all he said. and walked down stairs. next week we would be needed. because Bella. and I see that she can be trusted. I know it's hard for you to see. there were keys in front of me. I closed my eyes. One of the main reasons I started talking to Courtney was because of what Melinda had said. I would get to know the girl who almost had her throat ripped out by Duncan. we were about a five minute run from school.
It became apparent to me that I was the only person Courtney could be Courtney around. she's moving up from academic to honor's English." She told us." I looked at my slip of paper.and Juliet unit. this will be easier for some. and no trading. She could be herself. I looked at him. "Ready for detention. Duncan and Courtney couldn't keep their eyes of each other. he looked unphased. this earned some odd looks from the whole class. . today we have a new student in the class. "I haven't been breathing since I got to school. I thought she had a brain." I told her. Bowmen was walking around the room with a hat. I nodded. Had I some how become this girl's best friend? The girl who only a week ago I registered as nothing but an annoying voice who wanted my husband." Mrs." he told me with a slight southern twang. cold flesh. and what have you done to Duncan?" I said in a very. harder for other's. We stunk at public speaking that bad. "Who are you. "Only if you are Hendrickson. I smelled Courtney. "Oh. Cullen?" She asked me in a very nasty tone. her blood. you have to choose a side and persuade the class to bend to your will. We both laughed a little. Well. Bowmen told us. though her scent was thick in the air. We had a test today that I finished in the blink of an eye. I'm giving you all a topic. I furrowed my brow. very low tone. I also forgot. she took the empty seat in front of me. her perfume. in the hard. "Oh. it would trickle into his nose soon enough. I told her over and over again to stay away from Duncan. I didn't care either way about abortion.83 - . would you look at that. it was time for Biology. I wish school was this easy the first go around. was I now her best friend? Did she still want Edward or was she totally fixated on Duncan now. Like her entering the room had done nothing to him. What made it worse. Mrs. "Some of you. "I'm Duncan. First period had ended. I was in honor's English! That was when I smelled it. it's not that large of an assignment. "Now. None of Courtney's friend's or even some of her acquaintances were in this room. Abortion." He told me in the same tone." She grinned looking at the vampires in the back row.
Alice saw that as of now she could be trusted. most days we were just housemates. she says deep down in her soul she's able to be trusted. at lunch all that was discussed is what to do with Courtney. "Plus. for once in his immortal life Edward was the one warning about the possibilities of Alice's all-seeing-ness being too heavily relied upon. I was so glad that I didn't sleep anymore." She extended her hand to shake Duncan's. because she can see into souls. walking out of the room. "And because some stranger tells us that we can trust her. "We're not. Alice. his lips barely moved. "What?" Edward asked. That sneaky little bitch." I told everyone. "When did you and Courtney become such close friends?" Edward asked. . and I supported telling her." Courtney started. Duncan. "Where ever you went it was so cold…" She whispered. standing up. and we're working together on something for Women's Ensemble. "Well. and who they really are." I told her. Courtney smiled. "My name's Courtney Hendrickson. see you in choir Bella. we break the one biggest rule's and risk getting killed?" Rose asked. shaking her hand. We were friend's some days. Duncan thought nothing of it. and Friday was hunting day. Today." Women's practiced every Monday. it's her secret too. Of course she would be opposed to anything I suggested. and Quartet was Wednesday.84 - . she already thinks she knows."We were never properly introduced. it was as if he said nothing. Courtney stayed away from us during Choir. Thursday was detention day. Every night there was something. we just talk in the Geometry and History. Men's was Tuesday. she can see what people really are." I told them." I told them. and sleeping. "She's one of us. "I'm Duncan. Duncan didn't need to take the test since it was only his second day. "Melinda says she's trustworthy." He told her. his eyes were on the clock. he released quickly. Off to Biology. eating." She told me. I wasted so much time on such trivial activates as using the toilet. "No. and Lunch.
and you'll all spoil the ending." This whole conversation had been done in a low voice. then everyone started coming into the locker room. this earned several uncontrollable whoops of laughter from us." There was the laughing again. her voice sounded angry. Renesmee and I. and it's starting to cause her pain. Duncan and I in our mile run by a fraction of a second. all 'creepy' and Hollywood. she doesn't know what to believe about us. I had never seen him so any signs of social etiquette." "What you all could do is come to my annual Halloween party. we'll probably just watch horror movie's you've all seen a hundred times. the day Duncan left she kept guessing thing's that we are. The bell rang and simultaneously we all stood up In gym Jasper beat Emmett. . he was under the impression that a pimp for him and ho's for Alice. "Like we're going to do anything for Halloween. blowing her scent back."Well. Saturday. "And what did you say?" Rose asked. then she jokingly said she thought we were vampires. All of a sudden I felt calm. "Stay out of her head. "No. alien's. especially when she's walking this way. the wind was blowing in her direction.85 - . We all shifted our eyes slightly and saw Courtney's bouncing blonde hair coming towards us." Jasper finally suggested. then she noted the fact that everything went straight to hell when she started bleeding. I would have to thank Jasper later. but your little singer thinks very loudly. I slapped him after he said that." Duncan told him. "Courtney doesn't know what she thinks. "Halloween's on a Friday this year. last year it was Friday. "Like do it all wrong." I told everyone. but she's feeling an intense attraction to Duncan here. right?" She asked. Rose. "I just laughed at her." Courtney's voice told us from behind. "I would love to. zombies." Edward told us. Emmett and I were discussing what we should be for Halloween." Edward told him." Duncan told her politely. "We should all be Vampire's.
People were starting to wonder why the Cullen children weren't dominating the school sports scene. and I spread my legs over the twist. Emmett twisted the mat even more before he jumped over. well. She was wearing a very low cut wife beater. Track was a non-contact sport. me being the guinea pig went first. I still had no idea how old Duncan was." She told us. she was showing off her flat stomach. I mean. I knew that Courtney would be asking me questions. We were starting a team activities unit." She told us.86 - . painful blow of his whistle. and her thin legs. "I like them when I throw them. it's the best party aside from the end of the year bash. We shut most teams out. I found out. we were working in the same groups of four as in our football unit. most old enough to be her great-grand parents. which meant Jasper. They gave us more room and Duncan came over. Duncan and myself could dominate at another meaningless activity. Then I remembered the Volturi. by taking one end of the mat and twisting it into a double helix type shape. I had no idea what we were doing. "Everyone in the gym!" Mr. The plane ride to save Edward… Alice wanted to change me. "You're anxious. football had finished. as always he was wearing a long sleeved shirt to cover his scars. flattening the twisted part."Well. I was followed by Jasper." Jasper told me in a calm voice. We did this very easily. she thought that it was better if it was done. not necessarily by her. and definitely not then. discover that she goes to school with eight vampires. I was ignoring that feeling. Emmett. Green told us after the sharp. How could I possibly forget our Italian brethren? . maybe we could go out for track… Nah. the vampire team beat everyone. Today's ever so enjoyable activity was to turn over a six panel mat with our party of four on top the entire time." I told her from my seat on the steps. Maybe I would have to be the one to tell her the big secret. I would most likely be isolated from the outside world with someone that could. "I thought you didn't like parties. if she touched me with her hand. we were the smallest. This reminded me of twenty years ago. and seemed to always be thrown into new situations first. the one by one. and very short shorts.
"Well. I had five minutes for some love. Through human eyes. It was 2:40. when she saw us running. shrugging. is growing up. but a "lip bruising". "Cullen. as a human. Mr. I was kind of afraid of what it would be if she was one of us. or we would end up paying them a visit. when she stopped growing. clothes ripping kiss. human. Either on a whim they would visit us. when she hit puberty. and I leaned against the door way. though for some reason not through their eyes. Vaz was waiting. Carlisle had documented every progress in her development." I told him. with Aro. if Courtney knew they would know. her first menstrual cycle (Which let me say was an interesting week). But at the same time. though she made the comment that my memories were blurry. I didn't want to die for Courtney Hendrickson. My baby girl who was half of what I once was. . According to Carlisle her hair had only grown about a centimeter in about three years.Chances are they would pay us a visit some time soon." I looked at my white-gold Rolex Edward spoiled me with just because he wanted to. not like good bye.87 - . but as if she was there. Detention. and her nails less then a millimeter. "Are you sure you don't want the car?" Edward asked me. it was blurry. when all of her normal bodily processes started slowing. Yuck. "I'm positive. She could see people's memories." I started. the parking lot was empty now. I walked the rest of the day like a zombie apparently because before I knew it Edward." I told them. I wanted to kiss him so badly right now. Renesmee and I were standing outside. what a dangerous place for three rather nice smelling human's to be. "Master's calling. though not with everyone watching. you're late. she had already manifested a power. drumming her fake nails on the arm of her padded chair. Courtney was already sitting in the security office. Renesmee was the first hybrid that from the time she was very young they knew about. I had them cornered. and I doubted that she would want to walk the earth forever as a member of the living dead. I'll see you all later. either way.
you're starting at two fifty. or as soon as I was free from my indentured servitude. and Edward in bed by five. . it helps us lure in our prey. "I'm not afraid. Good point. "It doesn't deal with indentured servitude." I told her. My throat was burning now. "He killed…" She whispered.A small room with limited ventilation. "He pulled a gun on Duncan. "So. you're doing inventory today for the English Department. today you end at four fifty. I could have this finished in about ten minutes… But I had a human slowing me down. but at the same time I'm drawn to him. basically we're doing the English teacher's job?" Courtney asked as we were being ushered to our cell. Courtney was sitting on the ground writing down what ever I told her to write. old paper. and she smelled off. mixed with the lingering scent of marijuana. she was unusually quiet. I was handed a chart with names of different books.88 - . Go figure. Just a snack to hold me off. I wanted to slap myself. I needed to hunt tonight. It smelled like dust. Vaz. "Courtney." She told me simply. he's irresistible." She just shrugged. "We're supposed to be. I could hear her clothes rustle. I had my whole night planned out. "Jeez. have you ever heard of the emancipation proclamation?" She asked." I told her as we were locked into the English department storage room. I know what you guys are. and he just lunged. "Bella. and if you weren't why would you guys be in school?" She asked me. you all seem to be peaceful. the scent of their blood hung into the room. "I felt the draw Duncan feels towards me. "Ok." She shivered. you're not allowed to know. I knew that she was talking about Duncan. I sat down on the ground. "Is that what you saw when you shook his hand?" She just nodded in response." And I could have a kill by four. you knowing puts you in so much danger." I was told.
we were about four stacks in when I sprang upwards latching onto the shelf at the top.89 - . standing up. I held my hand out and she threw me the bar. "Listen up." I flexed my muscles. it tasted like dirt. ew that's gross face which made me laugh. I just shrugged. "Oh. "Who said I was normal?" She asked me. sharp. "How did you do that?" She asked me. along with the list. "Normal people would go running when the found out they were alone in a room with a vampire…" I told her. amazed. I looked at the stacks of books. I just shrugged." I felt my muscles praying for the sweet release of my true speed. you know. I kept a straight face as I chewed and swallowed. "Doesn't it get odd having chewed up solid matter melting away in your stomach?" I asked her. I just shrugged. "It tastes like I'm chewing on dirt. right…" She took a copy of Blood and Chocolate off the shelves and began reading." I moved to the next. and write down what I tell you." I told her. 52. "They're my family. I have to retch it up later. sloshy drinking only blood?" She asked. "26. I mean towards the end of the week when we start getting thirsty it can get a little violent." I told her."Doesn't it get. 21. I took a bite. I followed the suit. it was such an annoying sound. "Ha!" She started." I went down the line and before I knew it we were done. "Vampire strength and speed. "Lets do this my way. "So what's it like with all of you in the same house?" She asked me." Courtney made an. My eyes scanned and I counted. a little to high and I retrieved it at vampire speed. pulling out a granola bar from that suitcase of a purse she had. this was… Disgusting. "Where do you think you're going?" We still have about an hour and a half to sit in here. luckily someone was very obsessive compulsive and everything was alphabetized. blood was sweet. "38. her eyes widened. "You have a point. what happens if you eat food?" She asked me. I had heard her rumbling stomach. but I love them like my brother's and . and since I don't digest it.
sisters. that's so cute!" She told me in a high pitched voice. I had nothing better to do really." Show me? What was I getting myself into? . "In law?" She asked. "Edward and I are married.90 - ." I told her. "I've never killed. she turned around just so she could adjust herself if need be." I told her. I took a long. it was only about a day old. yeah they're my mother and father-in-law. I could hear her heart beat quicken. we have been for twenty years. before going back to her reading. "Hey. "Oh." I told her. I didn't need to see it. Emmett turns into one hell of an irritable grizzly when he needs to hunt. slowly coming out of that slightly feral state I let myself get into. because I don't want to be your first. Carlisle. but they're slowly turning into my mother and father. "I'll show you later. which was good because my eyes were closed. "That's good. "I won't hurt you…" I whispered. There was a very fresh cut along her back. The air was sweet. "Yeah why not. she laughed and took off her jacket. and thick with the scent of her blood. "Yeah. "Where did you get that cut?" I asked her. deep inhale. I could almost feel her stiffen." I told her." She told me. do you want to hang out after this?" She asked me.
your blood is so sweet and tempting to him. Edward said nothing. so I'm going to start this thang off by going." I told her. he can be pretty quiet about what he hears sometimes. but. "Go Phillies!" D I love my boys. Melinda saw that you were truly good natured. it was a sleep like state for me. there wasn't even a hint of fear in her voice. whether they win or lose they still look damn fine in the red and blue. "Now that I uncovered the Oki. "You said something about la tua cante… Or what ever it was.91 - . faving (me and the story). not breathing.Chapter 8 "So…" Courtney asked me. If he wasn't in total self control. and well. "You said something about la tua cante… Or what ever it was. "Then we would have to move to another town…" "Are you going to have to kill me?" She asked curiously." She started. Jasper and I would have had to kill everyone to protect our secret. There was about an hour of silence." I told her. "In layman's terms?" I asked. that he has issues controlling his internal blood lust around you. "If he did. reading. "Alice saw that you would be safe with the secret. not blinking. "Wait. what exactly does such an odd phrase mean?" She asked me. Sorry if I have any readers from Dodger Country. again). not thinking. what?" Courtney asked." I told her. I just stood there. when you had that nose bleed. I write for you guys. I tackled him so he wouldn't expose us. Emmett. Then she asked me this… How would I explain it without telling her that if she bled around Duncan he would attack her and drain her dry. "Now that I uncovered the big secret. Thanks everyone for the reviews. thanks for your input. . "Well. You guys are A-MAZING! "So…" Courtney asked me. and alerting (Me and the story." She started.
" I told her. the sun."Oh. strong. silver bullets. "No. "28 copies of Of Mice and Men. we don't burst into flames. smell. we have amazing eye sight." She snapped her copy of blood and chocolate closed and in my vampire speed. "I think I've said too much. except for Alice's. your reflexes and senses cannot even be compared to ours. I mean. I pulled out a whole stack of books to pretend that I was working." I started. if I squeezed your head would be non-existent. so I've traumatized you enough for one day. "How many more of you are there?" She asked. "Put your book away and pretend that you're doing something. Alice sees the future. crucifix's. I was at her side before she could blink my hand was up against her cheek. "Though you could never even hope to become that strong. "Never mind. your skull. Melinda. it must have been the look in my eyes. Melinda can see into people's souls. the door was creaking open.92 - . That's when I heard footsteps and jingling keys. Oh and Jasper. "Ok. who shows people her memories. it was really a question for me. sorry. but how would a human hold us down?" I asked. we had about 30 seconds until we were free." Was all I told her. dumbfounded." I told her." I told her. "So if you decided to go ape-shit on me… I would be dead?" She asked. hearing. any of that work against you guys… Hey wait. who can adjust moods. unless we're lit on fire. more than others. "The only real way to make sure we're gone is to disassemble us and light us on fire. and cause permanent damage to your brain." I told her. does the garlic. I pulled away. "So. . and I shield their powers." She was tensing under my cold hand." I told her." I told her springing back so I was crouching on a pile of text books that was on the ground. Edward hears thoughts. Renesmee. what else can you guys do?" She asked. wooden steaks. I thought that vampires couldn't go out in the day time!" She told me. "We're all fast. and we can go out in the day. as in the Choir teacher?" I was asked. with a few cars we could probably be drawn and quarted. of course. "If I move my finger with even a quarter of my strength I would break through your skin. I'll find out later. "Wicked…" Was all she told me." I said studying the ceiling. "Some of us are special. "Stories like that are to give human's some hope.
my eyes were almost black. Now it was time to see what Courtney wanted to show me. "Of course." I told her quietly." I told her. she whirled her blond hair around. "Stay here. "Are you like. but I could resist. change you." I told her. Vampire." George told us. the thirst was still there. the burn was in the back of my throat." I told her again. I couldn't help it. Her blood was so strong. even outside the air was thick with her scent. I left out a laugh. The pain was still there. we didn't need another blond vampire. "I need to hunt. we give into our senses. "And when we hunt we let go of every shred of humanity we have left. was I already trying to think of her future. I smelled the air." I could see my reflection in her eyes. Edward's Volvo is my normal ride. my I could hear the anger in her voice. "I was just going to run home. my eyes were closed and I was breathing no more. I took a step away from her. but how long is the drive to where we're going?" I asked. though she already was expressing attraction to Duncan. "No. can't I watch?" She asked me. I have an old Ferrari." I finished. you're done for the day. When we got to the parking lot her car was the only one in the student lot. though. "Don't you have a car?" She asked. I'm thirsty. there were deer near by." I told her. "Do you have any idea what you're doing?" I asked her. "Your shoulder's bleeding. "Wait. She wasn't me." I told her. or if I stop myself. "You're bleeding. and Edward. Alice was in her Porsche. "You told me I was bleeding! I waned to make sure!" She spat back. I don't want to kill you."Ladies. Renesmee and I were in his Volvo. going to go all feral on me?" She asked. "Emmett drove his truck. "I need to hunt…" I told her. . when she pulled it out the stench hit me.93 - . "Didn't you drive?" Courtney asked. Rose was in her BMW. She had her hand in her jacket.
I could taste the venom in my mouth building up. a hint of hope in her voice." I told her. I could hear deer not far from here. I grinned. and the air in the car was fresh. "Stay here. The beast gave a few kicks. wiping my mouth again. trying to use my superiority as an insult." . It was misting out now." I demanded before leaping into the forest." I told her. It was less than five minutes and I leaped through the brush next to Courtney.94 - . the thirst wasn't gone. in a very professional voice. "It's about two miles down the tracks. we were at her car now. I dropped my kill and. She was exchanging her black flats for a pair of muddy sneakers. and smell her sweet. its speciest. hers was pasted to her face." She told me. it would never be gone entirely. "Have a nice dinner?" She asked. "Technically." She told me. "Miss Hendrickson. the window's rolled down." She told me. "We're on foot from here. just subdued. "Off to what you need to show me?" I asked. vegetarians." I told her. out of habit. and trust him more." I told her. "We only hunt animals. it was a smoky smelling red Toyota. "And so will Emmett's and I'm closer to him. my car doesn't really do off roading." She snapped. my family and I are what we call. "Don't be a racist. my hair hung a little. It beeped when she walked near it with her key and she pushed the button to start the Phillies Red car." I told her. "Delicious. don't move. I caught them by surprise and drained a large buck as all of the does and fawns ran away. just to be sure there was no blood in the corners of my mouth. blood. if you want to call him. walking at her human speed was going to be torture. there were five of them. Duncan's truck will though. I heard heartbeats quicken all around us as we walked. I do not believe that matches."So who exactly are you going to hunt?" She asked. "I don't hunt human's. curiously. though I could still hear the heart beat of Courtney. She seemed to drive for an eternity when at some train tracks she put the car in park and killed the engine. "We can walk." I told her. "Shut your face vampire. then died.
" She told me."I was thinking more along the lines of run. Jasper. when I was confused." I was walking in my heels on the track." "My first hunt. but I kept my balance. "Because he drank human blood?" "Yes." I told her. I need to be myself. just straight ahead. Edward and I ran almost to the boarder. we believe that it's our diet that keeps us peaceful. I heard no heart beats. and a little unsure of my strength and speed. her breath was even considering we were running and she was an avid smoker. Running at human speed. "So how old are you?" She asked. "Yeah." I told her. it was slick with mist. or until I met a train." I told her. our patriarch asked them to switch to our "vegetarian" diet. I was in a skin tight blue silk dress. "Is that why Duncan's eyes were redish today?" She asked. it makes us stronger. "It is extremely abnormal for the twelve of us to live harmoniously. Alice. I wasn't looking at my feet. "I put on the face so the girls will like me. he never had that boy every dad dreams about to carry on the legacy… He wants me to be a lawyer. Charlie and I rarely talked… I knew that I had an eternity. our parents. Duncan. walking at human speed." I told her." I didn't need to go into that yet. "Is this it?" I asked. but how many of you are there?" She asked." I told her from my perch. Charlie didn't. "I'll be fine." She confessed. "My father just wanted me to be happy really. "I'm not asking for names. Renesmee. "Thirty Nine on the thirteenth." I told her." I suddenly felt a pang of guilt." I told her. "There's Edward and his sister. though my legs were crossing the movements were natural. like him. "So do you like just walk . "So…" Courtney asked. or were omnivores. "It's rare for coven's to exceed two or three. and his parents. I wanted to just take off. run until the tracks ended. moving anything at human speed was torture some times. "Though unless those shoes won't hold up." She suggested. "Rosalie. The run was a struggle for me. loners are even more common. it calms the thirst better. "My dad puts so much pressure on me. there were about five cars. and stilettos. then a judge. human blood is… a little more… filling I guess. this is where I go when I want to be alone. so without warning I leaped up to the roof of one of the cars.95 - . we were coming up on some abandoned train cars. he and his family are. Emmett.
the arched white ceilings of the train car were covered in a hand painted blue sky. they're always arguing. effortlessly. "This is where I go when I want to be alone… No one comes by here. though through the painting it switched from dawn. "I know it's horrible. I could smell Courtney all back here. rusted iron platform. this was the only one unlocked. "Girl. of course not. . I heard the roar of rain around us.96 - . for me. "My dad found out. "…locked?" I slid the door open. my birth parents were divorced. are trying to work things out…" She told me." I told her. lounging on one of the leather seats. that door's…" She stopped because I was twisting the lock and it clicked. "What do you mean by that?" I asked curiously. I lifted her up onto the car. my mother. is always so busy.back here?" I asked curiously. to sunset. This car was impeccably clean. We walked to the end of the car." She told me. a sketch pad. there were a few clouds and the bottom of several birds. the past couple of months have been hell." she was holding onto two rusted iron rails attempting to get up onto a thin. My eyes could pick out every single drop of water that was free from the "pack" it truly was beautiful. I brought a radio. it was older. decided that since when he got home from work he didn't want to have sex she was going to go out and sleep around. hadn't rotted. to day. I just laughed before sliding the door open. though. this mural was painted down to the odd carpeting that went half way up the walls. he kind of flipped. some paint. in the moister of this region. they're both remarried. In a flash I was on the thin platform. there was a metal roof above us. but I think that we'd all be happier if they just divorced…" She told me. I just shrugged. being a selfish bitch. my favorite books. with all the seats. to night. I didn't need to be a vampire to know that this was bad. and are living their own lives. "Oh. rain was falling off the arched roof like waterfalls. "It's understandable. lovely. my hand was on the back of Courtney's shirt and. "Do you think you can get us into the other cars?" She asked me. "No." She told me. "A few months back things got really bad at home." She told me. I was surprised that the car. "My dad being a judge. and well. I lived here for a few nights…" She told me. you're some kind of crazy.
my posture was getting ridged. get inside. and if need be you have your shield. this is Courtney. I wanted to smack it right off of him. Three. . "Courtney. the wind shifted direction. standing at the edge of the forest that bordered the train tracks. I know you were never formally introduced to Duncan. "I should be here. I was crouching a little. he held out his hand. "Courtney. so… Courtney." I told him. and he lifted it up to his lips and pressed them against her frail hand. "I did nothing. His leap was lightning fast. I watched as Courtney placed her delicate hand in his. He tracked us. with her fresh blood. we have no idea if you can control yourself in an in closed space with him. "What ever." I told them. Bella. Courtney was standing there. Duncan moved at vampire speed past me and in front of Courtney. "What did you do to her!" He growled. I felt my dead heart sink into my blood filled stomach.The wind blew and I could smell dried blood I looked down and there was a detached rail with Courtney's blood on it. one I can't control my shield. "I didn't kill her at school. he was his own vampire. she did it to herself about a day ago." I told him. if you kill her. he was inches from my face in a second. I had no control over what he did. and you being here. He had followed our trail. "You shouldn't be here. I couldn't really stop him. she's injured. "Now!" My voice was almost a growl. "It is a pleasure to meet you." I told the forest. that cocky grin was on his face. the wet outline of Duncan was coming closer. out of pure instinct. Duncan." I demanded. it split open. I lead Duncan into the car. Two. The second I said that she was injured his eyes went absolutely cold. frozen. she's all I think about… We never really were formally met. it's what's drawn you here." He told me. "Duncan. only makes this more dangerous." I growled through my teeth. I'm thinking that it was just a freak accident. I leaped out into the rain. she jumped a little and went back into the car. just give me that." he told her. even my eyes had a hard time keeping up with it. your natural thirst for her blood. There was a rumble deep within my chest. and I smelled something familiar. isn't that enough proof that I'm in control?" he asked. I can't let you do that. this is Duncan. I'm not helping you destroy the evidence.97 - . now. his sandy hair was glued to his head from the rain.
bringing a human near a house of hungry vampires… that doesn't sound like a good plan. cradled in his arms for safe keeping. "Duncan. "I'll leave my window open. "I'll be waiting. Courtney. Alice probably saw. "I'm not taking the blame for this. you know?" I asked." I told him. because she's seeing everything you've done from just now. which was sick with water." I told him. Courtney was next. in an instant she was in his arms and they were on the ground. "We'll run. if you've done anything you're ashamed of I would let go now.Courtney's eyes seemed glazed over. Duncan and Courtney talked for about an hour. "She figured out from you. the rain had stopped and my the second it was getting darker. still not being used to vampires. I could trust Duncan with her. "So my parents did lie to me! Thunder isn't angels bowling! It's vampires playing baseball!" She joked in a very excited voice. she knows." Was all I told her before leaping back into the forest. attempted to get out of Duncan's iron grip." "See you later?" Duncan asked. Courtney was grinning." Were Edward and I ever that bad? I was the first one off the rail car instead of stepping down. I looked over as Courtney held onto Duncan's shirt. he let go of Courtney's hand quickly. I just walked off the edge. she was seeing his memories. "Dinner." She joked. "Not yet princess. Courtney began to fall forward. it was getting late now. landing gracefully on my feet. deep down in my dead heart I knew he would never hurt her. "We'll be fine.98 - . In a very un-literal blink of an eye we were back at Courtney's car." I finished. "Oh. "I need to get home…" She told us quietly. I mean. Duncan's large arms wrapped around Courtney's tiny waste. and then Edward could see what she was seeing. he was carrying her like a bride. see you at school tomorrow. Her face was buried into his chest. "Do you guys need a ride home?" She asked." I told him." I told her. "Weather permitting." There was a quick nod and we were off. and going back. . Duncan and I just exchanged looks. the metal floor.
sometimes I loved her more than others. "I didn't tell. "I know. "Edward and Renesmee went to hunt." I told her. "I can't wait to go shopping with her… She is a better shopping buddy than you. I loved Alice like a sister and like a friend. "Any time." Alice told me." Alice told me. I was in the room.99 - . The door creaked open and my black haired 5' best friend in the whole world entered.I ran to the back of the house and the door to Edward's and my room was open." I told her. she found out. he didn't see me having the vision of you telling Courtney the big secret. on the hardwood in an instant. curling my toes around the furry rug. when Duncan shook her hand she saw him feeding off of a human." She told me grinning." She told me. and as the sun set the clouds were temporarily burning off. my skin was shining lightly in the sunset. I kicked my shoes and took a few steps forward." I joked. the ran had stopped completely. "She knows that she manifested a power to see people's memories… When she saw she knew. she just used me to confirm. though. I just rolled my eyes. . "Thanks BFF.
I was done. and there was a waist height black bow on it. "I'd rather not. one trimmed in black while the other had the black trim but had black netting on it. It was mid-thigh length. I could tell that she hated being here just as much as I did." she said to me as I walked out. so this chapter took super long. . but… HERE IT IS! =D Woot! And I would like to thank twilight-is-lovee for being my awesome beta. "Sold!" she called as I did a little model-runway spin on my bare feet. Cows were all right. and Courtney from behind the closed door of the changing room I was in. I've got mountain lion in my stomach." Rose reminded me in a sarcastic voice. "Bella. It was one shoulder piece with a sequenced bodice and an un-sequenced skirt that Alice deemed flirty. I had to admit. "Because you love us. "Remind me why I'm here.100 - . but they were easy kills.Chapter 9 Ok. It. . The top was trimmed in black. . Alice had gotten me into a strapless black dress that had blue around the top and a very thin blue sash around my hips. a little bland because they were grass-eaters. again?" I asked Alice. was strapless and stopped mid-thigh. well . Alice chose a dress that screamed . "Jesus. with a ruffle of blue netting underneath. I'm sorry for making everyone wait so long. except it was a shiny magenta. "Courtney used those big 'ole blue eyes on us. Very." I said. Alice. do you have that dress on?" Alice asked as I bent my shoulder in a very awkward way to get the very breakable zipper up. . like mine." Rose joked as she clasped her hands together and batted her eyelashes. which peaked out at the bottom.' which was really just a swatch of fabric that just so happens to be connected in a cylindrical form. I loved it. don't eat a cow. The skirt had two layers. Rosalie. She was holding her 'dress. . very easy kills. "How did we get talked into going to Homecoming?" I asked. Good.
We were all still on edge. There were fifteen of us living regularly and peacefully with each other in one small area. It was white with thin spaghetti straps. We walked out of the store and onto the rainy Seattle streets. They were out of the Cullen house now." Alice reminded her. Courtney's dress was more conservative than ours.101 - ." she said to Courtney. unlike Bella. There was a uniform eye roll. was waiting for us. It had been two weeks since Courtney and Duncan started going out. It was a beautiful dress. My Cadillac CTS-V. "You guys don't need to pay for me…" Courtney assured us. it now belonged to Landon and Acacia Howard. you're going to look like a Cullen. though still abnormally close for vampires. No one's shoes were as expensive as Alice's. overpriced shoe-store. still angry about my current jeans. It had a silk slip covered in a deep teal mesh that held rhinestones. but all were in the $150 range. her argument still held. t-shirt. next to Rosalie's 'dress. They were extremely strappy. Magically.' It was a deep teal color with a halter-top and went mid thigh. "If you're going to run with the Cullens. the newest Cullen car.I wasn't quite fond of Renesmee's dress. and sneaker's ensemble. we all felt something wild inside of Duncan. There was black netting on the bottom and along the waistline. . Alice wound up spending literally nine times the price of her dress on a pair of Italian four-inch heels. refuses my changes. "At least you're more open to my changes. though too short for my daughter… Nevertheless. We threw our bags into the trunk before walking across the street into a very posh. But I could still complain. "Shoe time!" Alice cheered in her peppy voice after we paid for the dresses. she could decide for herself. most likely coming from his current omnivore status. She was twenty. We had gotten the Stattford farm back in order. There were three individual covens in this close area. extremely high-heeled. There was a beautiful lace piece with a black bow around the waistline. and kind of dominatrix-esque. who to this day. It was the second shortest.
"Yes?" I asked. and smelled Alice entering my room. see you later. While we were out. another is us in front of a fire… the latest is you…" She paused for a second. "What about me?" I asked. "Listen. The engine roared. "All I see is that you're standing in a what looks like a cellar. I loved my new car. "But I might take you up on that offer… Thanks for everything Bella." I told her. One is Courtney as one of us. than her mouth closed. always changing." she assured me. I heard the mattress squeak as she sat down. her voice sounded broken." the yelling was in earshot of a human now. "That is your power." I told her. your eyes are pitch black. and I could hear arguing from inside the Hendrickson house. just as her eyes went dull again.102 - . Rose." I was silent on the way home. It was dark when we returned from Seattle. I took a piece of paper from my purse and wrote down our home phone number. and I had the headlights turned off so I could break 150 mph. along with my overpriced shoes. Driving was natural."No matter how much Cullen you try to pour into me. I was glad that my parents just divorced to save this arguing from erupting. I heard. I went up to the room Edward and I shared and placed my dress in the back of the closet. "It's fine… I'm used to it." Alice told me. Acacia was home with Esme and the two were talking softly about various things. "I keep having visions. and you're circling him like prey. All of them don't . I pulled my car into our massive garage. The night went by slowly. emerging from the maze that was my closet. the men decided to go out for some male bonding. call this number. "No. I walked Courtney to the door. if you need anything… At any time. speaking my birth name for the first time in years. they're constant. I'll always have a bunch of Bella Swan in me. Like. From the street Alice. there's a man down there. sitting next to my sister-in-law. One of us can be here before you hang up the phone. the group including Landon and Duncan.
I could smell the blood if there was a cop at a speed trap. "See you soon." I threw the car the car into drive and tore off. It took them nearly twenty years to finally get it down correctly. "Oh. She knew we were all vampires. "Not quite…" I told her. "Are you coming?" I asked Alice. it's still early…" The windows were down and I could smell. I could see better than a human could during the day. "Is everyone else sleeping?" she asked as we pulled up to the house. "Not this time. For the most part. "You just want to drive your car to show it off. Courtney was standing outside. Even with the headlights off. cars didn't come with keys. "Attention. she knew we fed off woodland creatures.look related. "Sorry. "Most of them are of the fate of your little friend who's about to call. but she didn't know all the fine details. She shrugged." I told her." She told me.103 - ." I smiled at her before I went to my car. When I got to her house. "Bella?" Courtney's hoarse voice asked. I got stuck at a red light. she then crossed her arms. are you running or driving?" "Driving. and I could smell any animals getting ready to run in front of me. "So much for being here when I hung up the phone." she informed me. "Could I crash at your place tonight?" "Sure. as the wind . All of the lights were off." she informed me." she joked. I'll be there in a few minutes. A few years after I was changed. handing me my phone. she looked drained. you're a blur." and with that I ended the call and jumped up. I let out a small laugh. throwing her bag into the back seat. nicer cars had pins that could be set and a push button. some luxury car brands were testing this." I looked at her face. Sure our land line was ringing by the time the delicate phone hit my hand. "Thanks. I was almost to the door when I asked." I told her. It attracts less attention. I loved how now.
the male members of our coven. "I'm Bella's mother." "And like any teenager. Her brilliant smile seemed to light up the dark room." Courtney shook her hand. we're good." I set her car down gently. maybe Courtney's but… maybe your grandmother. "I'm… sorry?" she choked out." Acacia greeted as we entered. My car was making some weird noise a few days ago. There was some clanking and I could smell Rosalie." she said. Rosalie's. lift please." Esme her sweet voice told Courtney. Acacia grinned.shifted. "Bella. "My name's Acacia. Esme paused for a second and gave me a . and Jasper's. "I'm not your personal jack. Emmett's. It must have been why she was such a good lawyer… "Don't be afraid. jumping a little when her warm skin contacted Ace's hard cool flesh. You can call me Ace. extending her hand. "Ace. "I'm Esme." she said from under her sporty red BMW. Acacia held a certain poise that demanded the attention of the occupants of the room. She was in our faces in an instant. no one in this room is a threat to your safety." she said in a hushed voice. you decided to ignore it?" I asked.104 - . and Edward's. Acacia backed off letting the blood rush back into Courtney's hand. "Wow…" was all Courtney could say as I pulled into the garage." "What about Renesmee?" she asked. not wanting to anger her and have her disassemble my car and scatter the parts. don't crush her hand!" I warned. "Thanks. "Teenager? I'm old enough to be your great grandmother… Well. "It's nice to meet you… Ace. I heard the breath catch in Courtney's throat." I told her before using one arm to lift the BMW. "You must be the creature that's stolen my son's dead heart. Ok. Alice's.
" I said at a speed and sound Courtney's ears couldn't hear.105 - . we were sticking to the good old ways. Even many schools were going digital now. . Edward and my room. "Some things just sound better on CD's. "What is that thing?" she asked. she usually did them in the most awkward places." I walked over to the end of the CD shelves where the small cubbies were taller. along with her appetite." Everything was digital now. and nodded. motherly as always. "I haven't even seen CD's since I was young. Courtney had flopped herself onto the bed. attempting to smell out what I was looking for. I felt like a spur of the moment wardrobe change. Touch screens. "Now. Sitting at the dining room table. These naps. though. I took off my sweater and left the white camisole on. Edward and I were watching an old silent movie the previous night I tossed her the remote. waving her hand nonchalantly in the air in the direction Courtney who just nodded. were becoming less and less frequent. I quickly dropped my pants and slipped on a midnight blue." Renesmee didn't use the bed much anyway. "I'm sorry." she told me. Whenever she took one of her power naps." Esme said. pulling out a record. or whatever couch she could land in before sleeping. "This is… This is your room?" she asked. is that ok?" I asked." She noted as I turned the TV on. opening my closet.puzzled look. "Of course. microchips. "This is the room Edward and I share. Courtney followed me up to Edward and my room." I corrected. the list is so long." I told her. Except for around here. "Courtney's going to sleep here tonight. these sound the richest. "You two have your own personal library in here. "She can take Renesmee's room. Esme smiled. ankle-length gypsy skirt. "She doesn't know.
clothes." She sighed. . they had records. referring to 2000-2010.106 - . I flicked the lights on only to see Renesmee perched on the windowsill. Also. Deep down inside. her bronze curls bouncing about her face as she landed gracefully in the middle of her room. hamper. "Ness." "Throw this. "Aw. Momma. There were clothes all over the floor." I told her. talking on her cell phone. it didn't seem to help much I led Courtney up to Renesmee's sloppy room. Before you guys had your MP3 players." She threw the phone back and it landed on her. come on. and even before the CD's. there are nine of us here. bye. "Don't worry." Smart girl." None of our rooms had a speck of dirt in them. "Alright. my friend. "Ok. They started releasing newer albums on these things in the later first decade. eh?" she asked Courtney. we've got the situation handled. made bed. It only seems fitting that you all lived like humans at home. It was a collection of classical music spanning from Mozart to Debussy. I knew the whole coffin thing was a load of crap. It's not that bad. I love you too. "I'll talk to you later. and Edward will kill you. and even 8-track. you guys keep up that human façade outside your house. If even one starts to lose control. surprisingly. Jake… The old lady is calling."This. flat Frisbee." I told her." I told her. I heard Courtney gulp. on the phone." "Courtney needs your bed for tonight. is a record. I gave it to Edward on our anniversary. Renesmee rolled her eyes. cassettes." I reassured her. "It looks like a giant. "It's exactly what I expected. I bought it for a quarter. "Not what you expected. and you shouldn't let your room get this bad. Renesmee did a flip back." she said to Jacob.
" I was told. we should talk to Carlisle about her already manifesting a power as a human. I was human when Edward and I got married." Edward's voice told us from the doorway." I told her. throwing the sheets in the washer. we're home!" Emmett's booming voice called. then Edward. and about a month or so later." I said. "Well. I bit you post-labor. then Rosalie." I argued. And a human mother. Renesmee was born a vampire. I nodded in response. "Wait. "Carlisle. who's the oldest?" Courtney asked." "Wait… So . Edward. then Alice. "She has a vampire father. We made our way down to the laundry room. "So. jumping up onto the washer. so… you guys are still weird." I joked. Courtney laughed a little. I smiled a little as I stripped Renesmee's bed. hearing the voices of our male relatives approaching the house. closing the door with my hips. followed by Esme. . What does that mean?" she asked." I told her."You know. On our honeymoon. Renesmee's only half vampire. "Love. then Renesmee and I. who's been a vampire for the shortest time?" she asked. . myself. "Who's the youngest? Like. Who knew when the last time was when she washed her sheets? "Follow me.107 - . by a good 400 years." I joked. Renesmee. "Because the everyday family has nine vampires and only two people under the age of 100. I almost died after Edward performed an emergency Caesarian Section. we're just like every other American family. then Emmett." I instructed." I told her. Renesmee's your… Daughter?" she asked. . "See." I let out a short laugh. "How does that work?" "Well. "No. the average American family is dysfunctional. Renesmee was conceived. "Followed by Jasper. "Honey. "Bella.
" Courtney looked puzzled. all I know is that they go from the most recent. and it's nice to meet you." I instructed Courtney. "Vampire royalty. or whatever the person is remembering at the time." I nodded in response. In his hand was a thick. "I wanted to talk to you. "Are Duncan and Landon still here?" Edward shook his head. Carlisle and I said in unison." Edward was leaning casually against the door frame." she told Carlisle. "Yes?" he was sitting in his desk. She's the one I've told you about.108 - . Bella and I. Carlisle was in front of her in the blink of an eye. old book. and I noticed her eyes glaze over. I doubted any of us really wanted to go into detail. his arms crossed over his chest. "No. this is Courtney. Can you control where you go in the memories?" he asked. "They stayed at the farm. "Interesting. and back."A month?" she asked. Bella's father. I led her up the stairs and through two wooden doors. but another voice cut in." "Could you imagine what that would turn into if she was one of us?" he asked me. "Vampire babies develop faster. "I know-" I was about to say something else. First of all." Edward." Courtney and Carlisle shook hands. "Who knows if they'll even visit to check up on Renesmee's development?" "Volturi?" Courtney asked. "Oh. She was absorbing his memories. "Carlisle?" I asked. "Follow me. "The Volturi must never find out about her. "It's pleasant to meet you. just like they want Alice. They'll want her to join them. too. I'm Carlisle. "Oh… I guess they're dangerous?" ." I explained as the room started shaking because of the washer I was sitting on.
" "Don't worry. I tapped Edward's shoulder and felt his breath on my neck come out in an exasperated sigh. "I'm going to get Courtney to the farm so she can see Duncan and meet Landon. I'm going to leave you two kids alone. adjusting my top." I heard Courtney gulp." Carlisle explained. I loved being on the farm. "I have to make sure Rose doesn't scare her away. If we had a problem with it. I ran my fingers along the contours of his chest." I told them. I was still fully clothed.109 - . "I didn't know that." Courtney rolled her eyes at this right before I jumped back into the woods. they were lighter." I groaned. sorry if I'm putting you in danger. there's no marked road. "Have her home by eleven. "The fact that you know of us is grounds for not only you." "Someone mention my name?" I heard the light southern drawl of Duncan's voice from behind us. which was kind of an awkward feat. there's just a wide dirt path big enough for Duncan's monster. this does stress the importance of us going to Italy instead of them coming here. "It's… beautiful back here…" "Just like with our house. but Edward's button up was in shreds on the floor." I told my family. I carried her on my back. It was quiet. "Well." I nodded in response. The dark bruise-like circles under Duncan's eyes were gone. "The usual…" she groaned. I nodded. It's the one major rule we have to follow. "But anyway." Carlisle explained. I heard the roar of Duncan's truck coming down the road. calm." "Thanks. Rose was definitely not the nicest of all of us. The fall frost would soon kill off all of them. Well."Humans aren't supposed to know we exist. but all of us to be killed because of the threat of us being exposed. I pressed my lips against his in a chaste . "This is where they live?" she asked. Bella and Renesmee wouldn't be here. I heard Courtney's heart flutter as she spun around and threw her arms around Duncan. "Is everything ok?" he asked her in a gentle voice. At about midnight. Mom. The only sound was distant crickets.
the other was already in the air. Duncan just nodded. which he returned. I closed the door with my foot. I met Duncan and Courtney at the door." I joked. cradled in Duncan's arms. along with her breathing. Courtney's heartbeat was slow and steady. Edward stood up and gave me a bow." I was told." Duncan was beginning to get up. giving my husband a sly smile. forcing Edward and I to separate for another day in hell. "She looks so peaceful when she's asleep…" I just nodded. He needed to go . Everything with Edward was always loving. only to see Courtney wrapped in a comforter. I put on the clothes I was wearing the night before and went to wake Courtney up.kiss before walking out of the room with a little swing in my hips. though never ordinary. "It's too early…" she whined in a very sleepy voice. His eyes were closed. Each step I took towards him was light. I gladly took his hand and he pulled me close to his bare chest. My smile widened when Edward extended his hand.A. and Courtney groaned in response. "She fell asleep on the way here. school. and it pained me when the pinks and reds of sunrise began shining through our window. "Wake up love birds.110 - . "Care to join me?" He asked. Duncan had a content look on his face as he held Courtney's sleeping form. By the time my one foot touched the ground.K. "Do you want to carry her up stairs?" It was more of a command than a question. I opened the door slowly." I smiled and gave him a deep curtsy. though I knew he wasn't asleep. Edward was in the same place when I returned. "Where were we?" I asked him. A. a small smile across my lips. "Milady. Duncan's eyes shot open. My motherly instincts were kicking in. It was impossible for us to sleep. sitting on our bed. "It's nothing a shower can't fix.
yourself?" she asked. Edward. Duncan. She shrugged a little. so unless we made contact with something disgusting. we had little to no need to shower or change our clothes. Esme. like you haven't slept in a while. "How did you sleep?" I asked as she picked apart a breakfast sandwich. Alice. Having little food in the house. . "Pretty good. Renesmee." "You guys are so weird. It was simply to keep up appearances." she said with her mouth full. but Rose. "Though you look it right now.home to change his clothes. I shrugged. We didn't sweat. I could probably go for like three deer with a mountain lion chaser right about now. at all actually. Renesmee. and I were sitting in the bed of his truck. and I are going after school. "I haven't really slept much in the last twenty years…" I was twirling my hair around my finger. Courtney." I joked. "Well. Duncan had met us on the way to school. We're having some girl bonding time.111 - . we left early so Courtney could get something to eat. what with those dark circles…" "I'm thirsty.
" his voice was low. there was no response. tough our jog had just started.Chapter 10 Sorry this took so long. dinner. come on. My mouth opened to scream. "Rosalie? Emmett?" still no response. "Well hello their pretty. She is awesome. The patch of side-walk we were on ran by a dark. the bend in the road stretched for about a half a mile. My usual beta Twilight-is-lovee is uber busy. It was growing darker by the second. "Duncan?" I asked. dense forest. "Acacia? Landon? Esme? Carlisle?" nothing. a vampire that I knew wouldn't hurt me. I turned to walk but was met with the coldest. and the fall made me let go of the leash. almost a growl. I paused. Nearly 100 yards in my dog stopped.112 - . so this go around I would like to thank Freakyhazeleyes for betaing this chapter. and a midnight snack. "Hannah. "Hannah. Light snow crunched under my feet as I ran along the empty streets of my neighborhood. I shivered." I hissed. . I took a step back. or a vampire who could kill me before I could even get scared. though nothing was there. blackest eyes I had ever seen. all of it forest. Hannah had gone from growling to cowering behind my legs. and she was still growling. her ears were back and the hair on the back of her neck bristled. Disclaimer: I own nothing. as if he was standing next to me. My not so brave dog was a flash of white into the twilight forest. I really have nothing to say. some animal. the snow was cold through my sweat pants." I tended to speak to my dog like a human. there were three things that it could be. though it was nothing compared to the noise of my American Bulldog's tags and thumping paws. American Bulldogs defending their owners to their death. "Bella? Alice? Edward? Renesmee?" after each name. only to trip over Hannah. it's probably just a squirrel. It wasn't a squirrel in those woods. bull-shit. so I would go through the whole list. My running caused my winter coat to swish with each movement.
yes. the sun was coming up. I jolted up in my bed. though I only felt the cool air of my bedroom. I had been having it for the last couple of days. unlike most of the town. wash my face. I gave myself a human moment to brush my teeth.My attacker inched towards me. and extremely well off. it's going to be nice today. "Good morning beautiful…" he whispered. my need to eat every few hours. My body went rigid when I felt a pair of hard cool arms wrap around me. "Duncan. I wrapped my arms around her white and brown body for warmth. I heard her nose take in several deep breaths of air and calmed. A dream… It was just a dream. The Howard/ Cullen/ Hale group had gained the obvious reputation for being extremely reclusive. it was perfect for a horror movie. come on. Duncan. twirling some of my hair around his fingers. the clouds will break in a little bit. expecting to feel the hard cool skin of my vampire boyfriend. more horror criteria. but she trusted him. I yawned and stretched." I felt his cold lips on the back of my neck and his laughter filled the room again. as thoughtful as he was. Sat 10-24-26. I didn't put make-up on and pulled my long blond hair back in a . we had decided to hold the party I always held at the Howard's farm. are you insane?" I still had no idea why the vampires wouldn't go outside. "Good morning. and the fact that I got cold. "Outside?" I asked confused. today was homecoming. and get dressed in warm clothes. it took several nights. she trusted Duncan. Plus there would be a minimum of eight vampires there. since it was his idea being outside must not be lethal or painful to them. he was thirsty. next Saturday was Halloween. "Well… A little. "So… I was thinking. along with using the toilet. "Get… away… from me…" each bit was hard to choke out. and at night it was just creepy. Hannah was stiff in my arms as she sensed a predator in the room. I laid back down on my bed only to have Hannah start to scoot her massive body so she could eclipse my bed. I tried to ignore the dream I just woke up from. Was this how I was to die? A vampire attack? His eyes were cold. The clock on my bedside table read: 9:30. cool sweet breath blew on my neck as Duncan's deep laugh filled my room with its sweet music.113 - . the house had an Ed Gein feeling to it." I was told. black as coal. could sometimes forget my more human flaws. how about you and I enjoy some time outdoors?" he asked. Most of the school was attending.
The ground was covered in leaves and thick moss along with the trees. the memory I saw was the most recent that made a lasting impression it was her and Duncan playing fetch at sunrise. "Ready babe?" he asked not even looking up. emotions. and I loved every second of it. I pulled my hand back and my vision returned. I was in Duncan's world now.pony-tail. The images I saw weren't from my point of view anymore. "It's beautiful…" I whispered as I looked up. and what the person or thing was physically feeling." he told me. but after a few seconds.114 - . but the person who experienced the memory. Hannah was curled up in Duncan's lap when I got back in my room. though my eyes were open everything faded and went black and white. "In a minute. they're more interesting. "Like what you saw?" he asked. The dominant sound of wind was replaced by the crashing sound of a waterfall. "She likes you. for a brief time I smelled was earthy. too many drugs going through her system. if the contact was strong enough I could get pieces of the thoughts. I was learning more and more about my power every day. She was a massive dog. I let my head rest on Hannah's head for a second. I opened my eyes and had no idea where I was. The wind whistled past my ears for who knows how long though without warning it stopped. a rare sight. a lot. The alcove was surrounded by a half moon of pine trees. I felt gravity try to pull me to the ground as vampire speed and strength pulled me to the heavens." I told him. "We're here babe. but she was nothing to Duncan. Duncan was unbuttoning the pale blue . "Hannah is not on the menu. now it wasn't when ever I made contact with someone. weighing in at just over 100 pounds. want to get breakfast with me?" he grinned in response before looking down at my American Bulldog." a bowl of cereal later I was on Duncan's back my face buried in his stone hard back. I could see the sun shining. I nodded in response." "She doesn't smell any good anyway. The top of the cliff was covered in wild flowers and green grass. The waterfall I heard emptied into a pool that flowed into a large stream." I joined him on the bed and began petting my dog's head. Duncan gave me a fraction of a second to take in the sight before he launched himself into the cliff the water fall ran off. "but I like your memories better.
my mother raised the child mostly because Adam kind of collapsed in on himself. I couldn't help but laugh. no matter how quietly I spoke to him. Henry. our appearance. because when you're gone. new shoes. "It's a risk I'm willing to take. "I've been a vampire since 1842." he told me. Molly. None of us knew a day without work. two sets of twins." he started." Duncan laughed at this. in 1825 on a backwoods farm in Alabama. how old are you?" I asked.115 - . gathering eggs. myself. but we were almost entirely self sufficient. I would go with you anywhere without hesitation. Abraham and I were always getting into trouble my mother and father called us the devils babes. she died two years into the marriage of massive blood loss during childbirth. The cottony cloud that once blocked the sun moved east of the sun. Adam. Mary left us when I was younger. grew what we needed to survive. Lucy. like to a human mother. Adam stayed closer with his wife. "I was born. new clothes. Molly and I were close she taught me how to read. Felicity." he paused for a second to think. "I can't remember the name." "Duncan. and wrote occasionally. "I would rather die than be without you. things like that. more so if you were to ever leave me. we were about four hours outside the nearest town. "Not to be morbid. everything about us draws you in. all twelve of us helped. four brothers. "I started living the day you walked into my life…" "I wish I could say the same… but I'm not exactly living…" a smile graced his perfect face. Zachariah. whether it was feeding the animals. Jane. but we're the perfect predators. and finally little Juniper. It was rare for her to visit. since we could walk we helped on the farm. Ingrid. The babe lived and shared her name. Duncan's once perfectly smooth ivory skin looked as if it was covered in thousands of diamond flecks." he looked up at the sky as the clouds hid the sun once more. "So I would be dead inside. and worked as if she was one of the boys. if your blood spills I could kill you before you had the chance to blink." I whispered. "That's the problem… I'm bad for you Courtney. Abraham. "Beautiful…" was all I managed to get out. only selling what we needed to so we could buy the luxuries. I can't remember her name. I'm dead inside…" I let my body flop down on the ground. It went Mary. our scent. seven sisters. I didn't know what to expect.button up he had on. . our voice. everything attracts you…" "And if I didn't know you were a vampire. "I was one of 12 children. or help with the planting. he heard me. and you tried to get me alone. she married.
I was out hunting one day with Abraham.we were twins. "Abraham!" Duncan called. "She sure took her grand ol' time. the sun was hot on my back. he tried to use his devil tricks on us. pain filled screams filled the air. "The devil has Abraham mama. "Devil's got 'em and sent him after Molly." he paused for a second. . Duncan's mother I concluded. "Abraham!" everything went black for a second." "Jane." an older woman with deep brown hair tied into a tight bun whispered." his grin was back. it felt as if I was covered in sweat. I don't know how it happened. worn. "My pa died when I was 15. She's rejecting the devil and findin' peace with the lord. and he ran off. and fast. tryin' to get him to come wit us. though only for a second I saw his perfect face all of a sudden I was in the thick back woods of Alabama." his cold hands held onto mine and placed my palms on his cheeks. it looked like he was suckin' the blood from her. hoarse. "Abraham was pale. She put his hands on his shoulder and he bit her Duncan. tell me exactly what you saw. I never found the right woman for me. Duncan was running. he had wild red eyes. hell's fire's crawling through her veins. dark wood table. I was now sitting at the head of a long. it turns out she wasn't going to be born until 2009. she was cradling a baby in her arms. Everything went black again. which left me to be the leader of the family. but we got separated. that's when Henry shot him." the older woman told me." he sighed. his voice was different. I looked into his eyes. Molly went with him. "That's when Molly started the screaming…" "Hell's makin' it's way into my baby girl. and strong." he looked up at the sky. "Molly's heart's beatin' weak now. I looked for him for the rest of the day." a smaller girl whispered." she looked as if she was about to cry. and basically shared a brain. "Did you ever marry?" I asked curious. "Fire! Fire! Oh Lord! Put out the fire!" my heart began to hurt." I heard Duncan demand. and many days that followed. Fatigue took over and my lungs burned. the next sight I was at the table again. my older brother's were off living their own lives. "No.116 - . "maybe it would make more sense if I showed you.
its Duncan. and was at his side in a flash. Can you hear me Mol?" he asked." he whispered. bit your tongue!" the woman snapped. Molly.117 - . we'll clean you up. "Momma tasted better though. you smell so good Duncan. he came when the fire went out. "He's takin' the soul the lord gave her…" "Duncan. like momma… Momma smelled so good…" and inhuman grin was on her face. momma put the fire out Duncan. the smell of blood took over everything." she whispered. "You smell so good brother… So tempting…" "Where's everyone else?" he asked. "Duncan. "Molly. appearing on the long wood table."Or the devil's turning her into his servant. "Where is he?" the sorrow Duncan felt washed over me. my eyes moved to see a curly blond haired woman laying in a bed surrounded by candles and crosses. "Another one of us came. an inhuman scream came from her mouth. her mouth and hands covered in a thick coating of blood. all I could hear were screams. I saw Molly's ridged posture as she crouched on the ground. "I'm going to put the horses in. "They were so sweet. blood was running down her chin. "Lord have mercy on my soul!" She cried." Duncan's criticizing voice snapped." everything went black again. I felt so sick to my stomach. The inhuman laughter filled the air again. he ran off and they chased him… . at her feet was the body of Duncan's mother. especially Adam's babe… She tasted like the candy pa used to bring home for us…" "Everyone's…" "I was so thirsty… Abraham helped a little too. two of them actually. "I'm going to look for him tomorrow again momma…" he started talking again before his mother could speak. Duncan was running again back to his house. it hurts… It hurts so bad. though it's back… I'm so thirsty Duncan…" "I'll get you water Mol. "Lord save me!" she screamed. "Water won't quench my thirst…" she spoke so softly. and before I knew it.
your sister and brother killing your entire family in a matter of a half hour is… Just shocking… I hated myself when I finally changed. danced to our own beat. I could just feel his sadness. I could smell her cool sweet breath on his face. trying to imagine the room with the long wood table.I'm so thirsty Duncan. we found our own group. It burnt and spread through my head. The first moments after your heart stops and you wake up are sort of the hardest. "Of course not. or the things you were touching. still shaken from what I saw. the only reason I remember that is because… Well. The music was ageless techno. she also was alone after her change. "I can't see anymore…" the smell of blood was still prevalent. Molly was wild and sort of uncontrollable as a human. and then fire. "They're still out there somewhere…" he whispered. I pulled away. the only thing I could see was the table. There was a sharp pain. complete with glow sticks and black lights which reflected oddly off or our skin. and the pain of your thirst is almost unbearable… She was so confused. The fire that once consumed my body was slowly fading. no matter what you are. "Human memories start to fade after a while. and we didn't know about vampires. "Landon and Acacia interrupted Molly when I was about an inch from death. everything else was fuzzy and indistinguishable. We kept to ourselves mainly. Edward's firm hands found my hips. Everything you see is different. Of course we were the most ." I closed my eyes for a second. so wild… The two of them killed my entire family. more detailed. the only things I could actually see were the people you were either directly looking at.118 - . you can hear every noise in the room. she and Abraham left. "Are all new vampires that… Evil?" I asked him. I didn't know if he could. no one to explain what happened to her." she was inches from his face now. "So…" she moved her head a little. both of them were so new. she went mad…" "It's odd. then through my body. BPOV Homecoming was in the gymnasium of the school. and stayed on the edge of the mass of sweaty bodies. the only thing I could imagine was Molly crouched on the floor covered in our mother's blood…" though he didn't cry." he whispered. I hated what I was. and most of the school was in a giant mass in the center of the room. everything was fire. she didn't need to move much to position herself inches from his neck. The theme this year was a rave. the bleachers were pushed against the wall leaving ample room for the population of the school to "dance".
"Oh Bella." I told him. you need to get here as soon as you can. "Where are you going?" Emmett asked as I stormed down the stairs. I had never heard it. telling her we were leaving in five minutes. "I'll deal with you later." there were more sobs. it's just…" my step-mother's voice was broken by sobs. "What's going on?" I demanded as he threw me a pair of jeans and a sweater. Alice was unusually quiet on the way home. Later on in the night a swing song came on. trying to control my anger. watched the three vampire couples. he threw it to me without a glance in my direction." his voice was calm as he loosened his tie and un-tucked his shirt. "It was bound to happen some day…" she whispered. who had no idea how to swing dance. Edward naturally saw what she saw. . "Bella. Edward would spin me. "Take a deep breath. but Edward knew every word to the song. "Sue. calm down." Jacob's worried voice told me. the phone was taken from Sue." I assured her. "Get in the car. About an hour later Alice froze. When the techno resumed everyone went back about their business." I can't recall a time when I was angrier at Edward. "Put these on." that was all I needed to hear. I turned around and saw the look on her face. my dead heart sank. Edward held tight onto my hand and pulled me upstairs. when I came back.119 - . what's wrong. "It's… It's nothing. "I'll be right there. but she kept it from me. my back was in his chest. His melodic voice helped me keep to the beat as we started basic steps. her eyes were blank. Edward was standing in the doorway." I hung up after that. what's going on. I'm sorry for calling so late. swaying. then I would spin back and we were back in the basic position." she assured through a false smile which soon faded.graceful in the room. Alice saw my father in trouble. "Edward. Half way through the song the pod of people. "What did you see?" I asked her. he held onto both of my hands and spun me around again. just the usual things." I greeted kindly. We were home in an instant. where are we going. she threw one fearful glance in my general direction. I heard him in Renesmee's room. "It's Charlie." the phone began to ring. "Cullen residence.
"He's dying…" I whispered. humans died. When it was only the four of us in the room I looked up at Edward." Renesmee moved to the other side of the bed and took her grandfather's other hand. "I… I'm going to go for a walk."Forks. to do it soon. I had no idea how long it took me to drive to the hospital. fighting to stay alive. I didn't care. I didn't know what to think. no one spoke on the way there. The hospital room was a timeless shade of off-white." I told him. I pulled a seat next to my father and held his hand. There were so many flashing lights. The doctor was constantly studying Charlie. "He's fighting to wake up. The sight of my father attached to machines caused my rage to almost boil over. Charlie was responding to an alarm at the local bank when the robber opened fire. "He and the man had gotten into a struggle… They have the gun at the police station…" Sue looked so bleak. the curtains were thick and I couldn't tell if they were blue-green or blue and needed to be washed to get the green tinge out. Edward and Renesmee were in the car with me. "What's he thinking?" I asked. We were told that if we had anything we wanted to say to Charlie. the entire time I had the gas on the floor. and so many cop cars. it was bound to happen some day. four people were killed and now Charlie was fighting for his life. Edward nodded. "Why didn't you tell me?" I asked. it was too late. . The only noise in the room was the slow rhythmic beep of the heart monitor." she whispered. picking up my keys. checking readings of machines. I didn't bother making myself look older. she closed her eyes." his voice was quite. My body fought back tearless sobs. so melancholy. It took all of my strength to move at human speed. it was one of their tragic flaws. Is that how Doctors told people their loved one was dying? Say your final words or keep them inside forever.120 - . "By the time Alice saw.
wanted to tell Charlie. as the night when on more and more police officers dressed in starched uniforms.My father and I were alone in the room. "Goodbye was easier when I was the one dying…" I squeezed his hand gently. When the doctor came in he brought in another nurse. Though immortality just gives you more time to mourn. "I love you and I hope you find peace. my lungs filling with the scent of alcohol and dried blood. lifeless." Standing up from that chair was the hardest thing that I had to do. "Clear!" pause. The beeping was gone entirely from the room. we're not human. Out in the hallway no one said anything. like her grandfather. I didn't breathe. the beep continued. I mean you don't have venom making you feel as if you're on fire…" I laughed a little at this." my voice was so low. I didn't blink. "Time of death. "Well. all of the Cullen's. Renesmee's half vampire…" I was putting off the inevitable. I don't know if you can hear me… I know what it feels like to die. though there were other people who needed to say goodbye. I still held onto his hand. "He's coding!" she called as a man in a white doctor's coat came in. I took a deep breath. peaceful. "Call it…" a feminine whisper told the doctor with the paddles in his hands. none I recognized. His face was calm. when Leah and Seth and the rest of the pack can't. "Renesmee. "Get them out of here. "Charlie…" I thought for a second. we're vampires. "I'll watch over Sue for you." I bowed my head. I couldn't handle the smell of my father's blood. the room was filled with a high pitched beep and a pink scrub clad nurse can into the room. It was just after one when it happened. Edward. The glass door opened and the doctor looked at us glumly. it was almost lost in the beeping of the heart monitor. 1:12. deep down inside. she's strong. Renesmee will be fine. myself.121 - ." he told the nurse before she ushered us out of the room." there was something I always. . "Clear!" there was another pause. keep her safe when I can. and a woman in a white doctor's coat. "…I don't know what to say. I hadn't moved since I sat down. when we were allowed back into the room Charlie was free of all wires and tubes. "Clear!" I heard through the door.
I tried the doorknob only to find that it was locked. a little bit of fear. the building was under guard and was entirely taped off. so when I opened the window to the room we were in and sat with my legs outside I knew that my actions wouldn't be seen as too odd. The only people in the room at that point knew the big secret. They were relaxed. the thrill of this hunt made me thirsty. Ravenous.122 - . the wound that caused these must have clotted because the blood disappeared. anger. so I turned the worn brass knob harder. The lights were on. what I was planning. I let my hair cover my face. I didn't know what I was doing. letting me fall from the third story window. keeping it in my memory and I ran. "Let go of me Edward. breaking the locking mechanism. the television drowned out the sound of the door opening. talking amongst themselves about trivial things. but his scent was still there. "Where are you going?" Edward asked. and I heard for heartbeats. Sorrow. Had he really gone on foot this whole way? Could my task really be so easy. I felt something inside of me swelling. My knees bent slightly and my leap carried me to the front door. I had to do this." he pleaded. letting it take over all my senses. I didn't know what I was going to do from this point. He didn't follow me through the cold rain soaked streets as I ran through the pouring rain. but I knew it needed to be done. I took in the smell of it." I whispered. His scent filled my lunges. and the trail lead me outside of town to a run down abandoned looking house. "Police station…" I told him before his hand took hold of my arm. into my sorrow. something primal. my dead heart stung. Around the room there were several groupings of . I gave into my rage. I flowed the drops of blood down streets and ally-ways. My throat burned. "Bella. creating a brown veil so no one would recognize me. as if noting had happened. the smell on the handle. wait. About an hour passed from the time I got the original scent. Edward nodded and let be go. I wasn't thinking as Bella anymore. I made it into the evidence room and found the black hand gun tagged with the most recent date. there were drops of blood down the side walk. Sneaking through the forlorn police station was easier than it should be. think logically about this.Many sudden emotions washed over me. in the trigger. and I held it there. When I got to the bank I smelled Charlie's blood. but without going in I caught his scent. Three men were lounging on a smelly worn couch.
I was so thirsty. his legs crumpled instantly and when I withdrew my hand he fell to the ground. confirming to them that I was not wearing a vest. The impact of our bodies was enough to crack his ribs. My light. This left me with one left. I watched as they stood and pointed handguns at me. I can't let you walk away… I can't let my loose ends walk…" I brought my blood covered hand up to my nose and inhaled. The final man dropped to his knees. No. I whipped around and hissed at him. what makes you think they'll work now?" I asked before putting my fist through one of the other men's chests. oh please. Those horrible crashes filled the air along with the pinging of copper bullets as they hit the ground.123 - . two. I couldn't let that happen. the blood was so tempting. peaceful. and I watched as a hole formed in my sweater. Human skulls were so fragile. it'll probably tickle. nothing like what was going on inside of me. "Told you so. I chucked again. I smelled his blood spill on . I kicked his body to the side. and again bounced off of me. "Hi there. don't kill me!" "Well. My cold arm rested on the center man's shoulder. well. a childish chuckle that appeared as if it made their skin crawl. None of these men were who I was looking for.wrapped bills. Oh well. "Please. "Go ahead. The second shot hit me square in the forehead. The three of them jumped up. but the bullet bounced off of my chest and onto the floor." I taunted." I laughed a little. which sat in the middle of the room facing away from the door and towards an old TV set. with all of my might I lunged at him. and landed gracefully behind them. throwing it into the TV which shattered on the ground. that I was as myself bullet proof. "Now. that wasn't very nice. and the walls. measured steps took me behind their couch. my voice was soft. The sound of the first shot hurt my ears a little. "If it didn't work the first two times. I didn't want his blood inside of me. While I lost myself in my own thoughts the final man got off of his knees and ran a few steps. I launched myself over the couch." I breathed in one of their ears. I don't care. was it?" I asked before placing my hand on the two sides of his head. like delicate china in my hands which were wet and sticky as my first kill fell to my feet.
shot after shot was fired at me as I slowly moved forward.the floor. I liked it. I was naturally bullet proof. No longer a delicate flower in need of protecting. taking slow. my actions were more vampire-like than my normal human persona. there was blood on my hands. Some dingy old basement. ready to attack. inhumanly… Every single one of my motions. his heart was racing in the basement. "What the hell are you? Where are…" he asked in a panicked voice I grinned wickedly.124 - . "Dead…" I told him in a hushed. I smelled my final target. "Wouldn't you like to know?" I asked him. I had never behaved like this. I saw him ready to shoot. Though. it made them slick. sweet and tempting. my eyes caught my reflection on a shiny surface. I was no longer the stupid lamb. I was baring my teeth. He would be dead in a matter of minutes." My grin grew wider. such a high wouldn't last… I would have to savor this. it ripped a hole through my black dress. his fingers moved like lightning on the trigger. heroin. decisions. wiping my blood hands on my white sweater. my eyes were pure black. I stood up. I didn't move. "You're going to need to try better than that if you want to live…" For a human. I loved it. I saw him reach the inside of his coat I heard the cocking mechanism of a handgun. calm voice. menacing steps towards him. I reached one of my delicate fingers through the hole and pulled out the mushroomed bullet. I didn't need to. the dress I wore to the funeral. he pulled the gun from his pocket and fired one shot. . It was a high. "They went easy. Tainting it with their blood. "What the hell are you?" He asked. my posture was as if I was ready to spring. I had never taken a life… Now three men's blood was on my hands. a fluorescent light buzzing. I was the lioness. my grin wasn't really a grin. I knew that like heroin.
. He was gone."What the fuck are you!" He screamed after the magazine was empty. the taste of his blood was still in my mouth. though some how stopped myself. and he was so weak from blood loss he was probably. I remembered Carlisle's hatred towards the "monster" he became.. The next noise was his pain filled scream. but his heart was still beating and blood sprayed and trickled. I had no idea how close to death someone would have to be before the venom would just make death slower and more painful. I wanted him to suffer. He was too weak to scream now. It took all the will power I had in me to pull a way. I didn't know the exact science behind changing someone. His pain filled screams filled the air as my venom spread. I walked up stairs slowly. My fingers found his neck and I lifted him off of the ground. the reason you didn't feel safe. I could smell his blood. it took a few seconds.. in his head. I had become a monster… I couldn't let this man change. I threw him back. another crack filled the air. the man you killed!" I hissed. one slip of my finger and I could rip through him like warm butter. coating my hands one more. Before I knew it my teeth had found his neck. leaving a dent as a grotesquely glorious cracking noise reached my ears. made him feel guilty. I'm Chief Swan's daughter. no matter how horrible they were. "I'm the reason you're hiding down here. His body was bent unnaturally. though somewhere in his body he was bleeding. I couldn't cry. The wounds I inflicted didn't heal before his heart stopped. begging for death. No. Monster… I had gone 20 years without killing a single human.125 - . sorrow and self-loathing took over as placed my hands on the man's head and twisted. but his heart beat stopped. The point of no return… My rage had almost dissolved. I would let his blood be my tears. and his discovery that he could survive without being a monster. not pouring freely. I wanted more. I remembered Edward telling me how killing humans. his frail body slammed into a table. I wanted his physical pain to mirror the emotional pain I was feeling. His blood was sweet at first. and through a blind rage I killed four men. the second it touched my tongue I wanted more. I used my speed to close the space between us.
My skin was clean. though were silenced as Edward placed his lips upon mine. "Better?" Edward's quite voice asked. "No I…" "I know…" he wasn't angry.126 - . I placed one of the cigarettes in between his index and middle finger after lighting it and taking a drag to insure it stayed lit. as if what I had done was nothing wrong. it would only be a matter of time before the house was fully involved. The blood ran to the ground. One of the bodies I picked up and sat down on the couch. I closed the space between him and I and placed both of my blood hands on his cheeks.I grabbed a pack of cigarettes from an end table. The second contact was made the sky opened up. though I was still a monster inside. tainting his perfect skin. but completely understanding. The tearless sobs shook my body again. so serene in the light of the burning house. I left the room the same way I entered. "Sue and Renesmee need you Bella…" Edward looked so calm. letting large droplets of rain cleanse my body. The smoking end lit the fabric of the dirty old couch instantly. .
for Charlie it was six feet under and a grieving widow. My father's last call was made over the loud speaker on his cruiser. we could have protected him…" I whispered. blowing from the side past the barrier of your umbrella. "We should have still been here. "714. Not everyone gets to experience the grandeur of a police funeral. For me death meant being reborn. we couldn't escape what we had to go back to. I wouldn't wish this on anyone." Sue broke down and was immediately comforted by her children. and when we did it was idle space filling conversation. Our scent was completely washed from the land. for his years of devotion. We all bowed our head and prayed. God bless him. maybe grab something to eat. but no matter how far we got. climbed new rock formations. 714?" there was a pause.Chapter 11 I'm baaaaaack! Disclaimer: I don't own anything. this is the last call for 714. Edward and I have barely spoken to each other. ever. Ever since my meltdown and killing spree. I feel like it was fake. God bless Chief Charlie Swan. We created new trails. "Let's go for a run. but that didn't matter as I took of my black high heels. . "714 is out of service." I smiled a little. but instead of joy. I watched my father be lowered into the ground. down to his final days. "You know. my last real tie to my old life. I wanted to feel the wet soft ground beneath my feet. I could tell that the buzz of sad thoughts was getting to Edward which lead me to pull him from a mindless conversation to the veranda. Not everyone gets to hear the bagpipes be blown for their own father. feel the wind through our hair. sorrow filled the air. a cold wet body could never console the way a human space heater could. or feel cold rain beat down on your back. We the people who seemed to attend my wedding only two short decades ago filled the same rooms.127 - . our old trails were now over grown and occupied by trees and other over-green fauna. I guess death hits everyone differently." I whispered.
" I told him. colleagues and fellow police officers mourned today for Chief Charlie Swan. "The family. ran from my pain. come on."There was nothing we could do. so I looked up at the sky and let the big drops of water be my tears. and you're not in the right mind set. . breaking it free from its roots. I'll call you if something goes amiss. come inside. I love you too…. and definitely would have stung if my mind wasn't so occupied. "We should probably get back now. two daughters and a son. in the air I pivoted. it's time to go. I lost track of time somehow. He was gunned down earlier this week while responding to a bank robbery. and shorts.128 - . He is survived by his wife. he was laid to rest today in his home town of Forks. "Bella. Everyone was getting ready to leave." "I'll pick something up on the way home. He died at the hospital shortly after. and we'll go hunting when we get home. we move on when people start wondering how we still look the same. Chief Swan was six months from-" I shut the tv off at that point "I'm going outside…" I muttered. I told him throwing him my shoes. landing gracefully on my bare feet right next to my husband. covering the furniture with sheets." he assured me. "I love you. nothing could mend my bleeding dead heart. it's pouring. people are going to get suspicious…" I nodded and ran straight for a tree. "Bella. I couldn't cry." even though he didn't need the air he sighed. It warmed me somewhat. I had enough speed to run up the trunk of the mighty oak. I just need to stretch." I knew I didn't need to stretch my "muscles" I really just wanted the space. "Here. take these. "I'm going to run home. I didn't feel consoled. I had changed into a hoodie and sweat pants with shorts under them." his voice was quiet and rolled across the air between us like thunder. for now. cracking the top of the trunk. it was time to go when Edward called for me from the veranda. I had won. his response floated to my ears while I ran from the house. ran from Forks. When I was loosing momentum I pushed off with my strong thighs. By the time everyone was gone the sky had gone black and the wind whirled thunder around. friends. how we live. I was left alone. the thunder was loud. I gave him my hoodie and pants and was left in a clinging camisole. get dried off.
it didn't take long to get from Forks to Shelton. and I couldn't smell Duncan. I knew I beat my family home. but it warmed me up. "Uh… sure?" I kept the spigot at cold and rinsed the mud off of my body. just in time to see Courtney realize who I was and calm down. but it was still there. I needed to talk to someone who could understand what I was feeling. I turned the water all the way to hot. well. "He's hunting with Landon and Acacia. give off heat like a person. her pitching her Geometry book at me. "Can I just get a quick shower and some dry clothes?" I wasn't exactly uncomfortable. I landed silently in her room. Courtney had left her window open. I caught the book. it had splattered all up my back. I knew she couldn't feel any give. I exhaled completely and took another deep breath. "What the hell. my make-up was surely running." she sounded breathless as I pushed her window closed. Then something caught my attention. I needed someone who still had those. "We went back to Forks… To attend a funeral… My father's funeral…" I'm so sorry bella. I had caught it the first time in the park when I was running through it. and several times on my way here. and used the drain spout to help angle myself inside." . but nothing was that fresh. until I cooled off. if it could. "Was it the cop that died?" I nodded. so that I could.129 - . There was a scent lingering in the air. The fact that Courtney screamed bloody murder when seeing me didn't surprise me at all. his stench lingered.The run did calm me down. dripping. that surprised me. I changed into something that resembled what I was wearing before. "Oh my God. I took a deep breath. I guess as a sigh." She placed her hand on my shoulder and gave it a squeeze. smelling everything. her heart was still racing though. "I guess I just need someone with some human emotions. pale. but I didn't want to soak her carpet. and the air smelled salty. "Where's Duncan?" I asked standing up. Bella. I had tapped into my left over human emotions." this time she was doing the nodding. even though I wasn't going there. It scalded my flesh. Her light was on so I launched myself in the air. where have you been?" It was hard for me to put into words.
they could only be looking for Duncan. we'll make sure one of us is with her at all times." I told her. if it's a false alarm. "Someone's watching me?" She asked "I don't know. she'll be safe at our house." before she could respond I had my phone out and called Carlisle." there was only one heart beat in the house. no single vampire will challenge nine of us" "I think we should move her to the house as soon as possible. said they'd be back Sunday night. "One of us?" "Yes." "Right. I knew that when Duncan was absent Courtney was in my protection. .130 - . or at least the house." "Should we call Duncan?" I shrugged while throwing clothes I hadn't seen her in into a bag."How long have they been gone. "Not yet. you're moving." "Ok…" "If need be. "It seems that her parents are out of the area right now. try to leave more of your scent then hers. he needs to hunt. just be careful while moving her. "Pack your things and leave a note. see you when you get home." it was Saturday. but we're going to make sure that's it. in a blink of her eye I was back with her toiletries. what should I do?" "Watch over her." I snapped my phone closed and shoved it in my pocket. when did he say he was coming back?" "They were leaving for the weekend. she can leave a note and there will be no questions asked." "Ok. and I picked up the scent in the park a couple of times…" "Where's Duncan?" "Hunting. "Someone's been here. we don't want to panic him. "Someone was in Courtney's house" I didn't even say hello.
"Now lean out. how did she get in? With a swift push I slid Courtney under a table across the room. I slid the window closed and when I hit the ground I righted Courtney. I put myself in between her and Courtney.switching diets is hard. after rolling into a crouching position. "Throw me your bag!" I sort of whisper/ shouted. Her eyes were the color of blood. short." though her scent was wafting into the air I wasn't letting her touch the ground. she and I circled for a bit. "Good. we're packing light right now. pulling her out of the window and throwing her over my shoulder. easily I slung it over my shoulder. 5'8" sleak in a white long sleeved shirt and a black leather coat that went to the base of her ribs. looking a little green. She was magnificent. but you'll do. "Why are you in my home!" I demanded. wisdom… "Hm… it was her house I smelled Duncan at… I she his…" she laughed a bit. "How do you know my brother?" "We've crossed paths occasionally." she wasn't even half out before I was in the air. "Not who I was expecting. only to be met by a punch in the face that sent me and Courtney to the floor. "Who are you?" I hissed." I told molly. It came flying out. no one was around. "Mate?" . because you need to hold on tight. especially when you're always around him. she seemed to still be out of control but at the same time projected age. she had on knee high steletos over her dark jeans. "Wait… Molly? Duncan's sister?" Molly whirled around.131 - ." "Are we going to take my car?" she picked up her school bag. I used my key to open the front door. baring her teeth. "The name's Molly. no one was home yet. "I'm looking for someone I lost a long time ago. The house was dark. "No. That kind of quiet yell you know everyone can here. Her long sandy blond hair was perfectly straight. She nodded." how did I not smell her. There was something wild about her." she was simple." I opened her window and jumped and inhaled." she hissed. and someone will come back for that. "You ok?" I asked. she followed suit. his coven frequents this area.
I wanted to crush her head in. "Shit!" I hissed before launching myself through the broken window. "What do you want from Duncan?" I asked. and now look where this got us. "She'll do perfectly then. . We both lunged at the same time. I slid across the lawn a yard or so and saw Molly's form jump out for me. I really hoped my family was home soon. "When I killed everyone I meant for them to stay dead." she pushed me off. creating a thunderous like crack." I heard Courtney say. well pushed me off and through a window. not to come back and reject what they really are. creating a bald spot and thunderous crashes of fallen trees. I was slightly stronger so I rolled her under me. I couldn't here her anymore." she told me. snapping at her neck. I didn't know how I couldn't smell her. "He's a part of our past that I cannot leave unchecked. everything was silent."Yes. I realized that Courtney was gone. Good. and the scent I found in her room tainted the air in my house. "Courtney!" just as Duncan was pulling up. and that the human blood still in my system gave me the strength I needed to protect Courtney. "Courtney!" I shouted. she had forgotten about Courtney for now. I heard Molly's laughter as headlights came down the drive. I moved out of her way and when she landed I took her long hair in my hand and used it to swing her somewhat savagely into the trees.132 - ." I saw her lip pull back.
before I give up the rest of this chapter I'm going to go. but Courtney was bound to lose a hair .133 - . Duncan snarled." he punched a tree." he didn't let me finish. I think the scent was for you to find her. The rest of my family will be home by the time we get back. depending on if at a moments notice I decide to change my mind. Jasper was sensing this and I could feel his influence in the room. not quick to act today. by the time we got home. "What happened?" he boomed. Well. I knew he wanted to press on. but there may or not be a sequel to this story depending on how I decide to take it. Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight. my family was just pulling up. and 9. who could be out of the state within the hour. Well. sure I was strong. It's the easiest way to get to you.Chapter 12 Spoiler alert! This is the second to last chapter of this story. we need to separate and search. I was right. find a scent. and occasionally in the forest. sending it to splinters. "Arguing will not help. We can't run into this blindly. I backed up a little. "Your sister came here looking for you. "Your sister I think can mask scents. tornado." deep down in my human memories where when I was being hunted by James. "Your family happened!" I was dusting myself off. I followed on his heals for who knows how long. but we couldn't do that now. but I was nothing compared to Duncan. I caught a whiff of her in Courtney's room. they couldn't find you so they took Courtney. I'm not one to spread rumors. I can't even smell her. "There's no trail. This lead to the explaining of everything yet again and some vampire tempers flaring. we needed to be strategic. I didn't need to be empathic.6 earthquake at once. the vampires may have not left scents for what ever reason. I actually spent more time looking up things for this chapter then it should have taken. or read mind to feel his anger. Duncan flew into the room like a tsunami. People were quick to blame. I hope you enjoy. This time we had to find someone who wasn't leaving a trail. In a second the Cullen's had a battle plan and everything. there was still some of the wall floating in the air. he was out through the hole his siblings made. call Acacia and Landon.
I needed my father's permission to be spoken to by the cops. animated corpse. Landon and Acacia went home. Rosalie. Great. I didn't reveal at all that I was the last one to see Courtney. my family and I were out of town at the funeral of someone we knew. no matter how insignificant. steady. There were red and blue nights coming down the drive as we snuck in the back door. Alice. another with Acacia. no scent was found." now I was going to have to explain myself. We never expected what was waiting for us at the house. Bella and she are friends.or something. one consisting of Duncan. but she did tell me that her parents were having issues. "Do you know of anyone who has any kind of grudge against her. The investigator was dressed nicely in a suit and tie that seemed a little dated. my voice was even. This was all my fault. the third consisted of Landon. we were informed that she was in close contact with one of your daughters. "A girl has gone missing. and Jasper. Carlisle. they had run here and had no cars to explain. no trace of Courtney at all.134 - . if we go out far enough. We were used to eluding the cops. I was barely 17. "About a week and a half ago. and Edward. It took us a night and most of the next day to comb through most of the state at vampire speed. so we could look for the people who took her. . and got my ass kicked by her captor." Carlisle told us. she could be dead now or writhing in pain as venom coursed through her veins and she changed into a frozen. they're in a couple of classes together I believe. "Hey. "Can I help you?" Carlisle asked the men in uniform at our front door. and Emmett. that meant me. what happened to this window?" I heard from the other room." I told them. we separated into four groups. myself. and finally went Renesmee. who could possibly take her?" "No. "Ah yes." I was trying to take attention off of my family. even Alice didn't see it coming. I'm sure we'll find something. "May we speak with her?" in this town. and Esme. and that broken window. "When was the last time you and Courtney Hendrickson were together?" I was asked." I heard. it was no big deal to us. We busied ourselves when the knocks came.
135 - . also. "Alright. well. and enforce them themselves. "Courtney?" Duncan's voice was eager. typing on a computer. he spoke fast. we couldn't just hunt something down that left no scent. I know he's there. me and my brothers were playing football. finally Edward perked up and I knew Alice was having the vision we were waiting for. and we kind of got out of control. if anyone tries to contact you about anything." "Out of control?" he sounded skeptical. we'd wait for them to call us. "Why are you doing this…" Duncan hissed through bared teeth. "I have to get you angry. I have to see the full extent of this power you have. "Hello Duncan. "Yeah. their lack of ability to survive. "It's so nice to talk to you after all those years. Everything started moving at that point. It's something l love about them. bleed. We knew that this was a waiting game. "I'm sorry." there was a pause for a second. or crystal. let me speak with Abraham. asking Alice if she saw anything every minute or so. we were not calling the human police." I heard a cruel snap and a blood curdling scream. not baseball!" Jasper refuted. like dealing with sugar sculptures. so fragile. So we waited. I mean I never expected you to survive…" she sounded so casual. I heard scribbling in the other room. I threw it as hard as I could and someone forgot to catch it. If her kidnappers contacted us. break with little to no pressure applied to them. maybe you shouldn't pitch it! It's football. of you hear from her. call this number. "Shut the fuck up Molly. but his voice still sounded caring. probably too short for a human to notice. and a phone ringing." I picked up Duncan's blond sister's honey coated voice when I entered the room. "Hello little brother. Duncan was getting inpatient. . or find anything out. and waited." Emmett said accusingly. and waited. not even caring that she had Duncan's singer."Oh. See they can do so many things we can't do. Vampires have their own laws." the investigator told Carlisle while handing him a card. I do admire your human she is so… sweet.
"There are several airports that have closed that are in the path of that storm. we can cover the whole thing in a couple of minutes." "Where are you. It was fairly new probably built to compensate for the ever growing population. It's about to snow here. The run was long. The wind beat so hard against our backs." We were out of the house in about two minutes. "Ok. I'll come kill you myself!" "You should hurry. "There's twelve of us. and this had to be a quick one." Acacia told us. we all changed into new clothes that we could potentially destroy and move in easier than the usual. Too bad it's abandoned now…" "See you soon brother. a Naval Base. and Francher field. "It's a huge airfield. Blaine Municipal Airport.it's just more fun this way." "It has to be Oak Harbor." Duncan finished before hanging up. one is Oak Harbor. The sun was coming up to our right side. and a freezing rain fell on us causing strands of hair to become incased in ice near the crown of my head. We decided to dash across the icy frame work of the bridge. The only time we even paused was at a town called Port Townsend people were beginning their morning commute and as we stood in the shadows of the bridge we had to decide whether we wanted to swim across or risk being seen by dashing across the bridge. We split up after leaping over the barb-wire fence. there was bound to be a fight." Landon told us. The freezing rain was turning into slush and was soaking through my fur topped boots. this little old building still smells oddly of grease and fuel. Courtney's losing a lot of blood.136 - . a Japanese one here or there. it's the only one that has anything to do with World War II…" Duncan said this mostly to himself as he scanned the website. so there are a few places they could be. all of the sea planes. I remember in World War II. and Molly's damn near about to bite through her pretty little neck. Pasayten Airstrip. The doors were rusted closed. Duncan. . a mid-fall blizzard is coming down from Canada. Edward and I finally got a scent near a hangar close to the water. but looked like they were recently forced open. This had to be it. we couldn't pick up the scent of Courtney's spilled blood.
"Courtney's injuries are sever but without aid she still has days to live. The rest of the family will be here shortly anyway. our patriarch and matriarch should be here soon. by a slight degree. except for her immense speed. tight jeans. the blonde I could take probably.137 - ." I smiled a little. "the rest of our family is waiting for yours.There was clapping as soon as the doors opened." Edward said simply. "Can you really take on eleven of us?" I asked. In a fraction of a second Edward's arms were around me. "Expand your shield now!" he didn't have to tell me twice. his shoulders were broad. She was still in the same outfit. it covered Edward and myself. I took Molly. go get her." A cocky smile spread across Abraham's lips. showing his more basic nature. Duncan dashed to the room where Courtney was and Edward and I separated. I could see her wild red eyes. Bella and I can take these two. showing dominance and total lack of fear." she moved closer to me. I got her before she could even get up pinning her to the ground and attempting to rip her arms off. she had two centuries more than myself. "Most likely. "You really thought that two of us would be stupid enough to enter such a large coven's dwelling!" she almost sounded offended." Duncan's brother was massive compared to myself. "Why did you take Courtney?" Duncan asked. "You're lying. "Enough!" he hissed glancing at Edward for a second before my husband nodded. She kicked me off of her before I could even attempt. If I could just figure out how to solidify my shield for a long period of time I could trap her. I landed . her fire will go out. he took Abraham. dangerously so. "I'm so happy that it was little brother and the wimpy brunette who found us. his lip kept pulling back. seeing that we overestimated her injuries. Duncan was immune to his own powers and his siblings were on the floor writhing in pain. she's in the room back there. "Where is she?" "Courtney is irrelevant at this point. he was about six foot four. "Duncan. short coat." there was a small snarl that escaped from my throat. you didn't think that there was only two of us here?" Molly asked. massively tall heals. or let her die with you…" I could see Duncan's anger boiling over. when Abraham backed up a little. I gather that by the time you burn. to decide whether or not we let your girlfriend become one of us. and she was more out of control than I was still.
"Why did you take Courtney? What's her purpose in all of this?" I leapt at her. knocking her off balance and sliding across the floor this time I got a better grip. flowing like mist but still wreaking havoc. "That's right ignorant one.across the hangar. come on." she ran her thin fingers through her perfectly straight hair. "you eliminate them. causing a sharp sound of tearing stone. confused out of control. humans evolved. the more advanced. "But they found us. "Bella! Look out!" Edward screamed. "Who?" "You'll meet them if you can last long enough…" she moved like a specter. Immediately after that two flannel clad arms wrapped around his .138 - . I looked up just in time to see Abraham dashing towards me. My brain barely had time to react but I felt my shield expand and harden. and as Abraham bent over to tackle me off his sister he hit a wall. there's billions of humans. agile husband the upper hand against Abraham. this just got fun. "Oh. go solid… Go… Go… I thought as Molly approached her. "You fucking bitch!" she screamed as I threw her discarded arm across the room. more durable humans. And you know what you have to do with the weak… feeble ones…" she said this like a question." we were circling each other now. covering me in very flammable gasoline. I heard a crash and a thump. knocking me into a pile of discarded fuel canisters. Come on." She lunged at me this time too fast. Only my back was soaked." the smell was making me choke. and only thousands of us. "You can't rush something like this. Her scream caused the room to pause giving my thin. you risk getting exposed. "When Godrick and Celeste found Abraham and I we were scared. I had to watch that. Orphaned…" she closed the distance but I tucked out of the way and let her pin the air against the wall. "You know why we're here?" she asked moving towards me. Her cackle echoed through out the bare hangar walls. but didn't give me time to answer. cared for us when we were so confused and in need… then they told us what we really are. if one can imagine such a sound." she grinned wickedly at this as I stood up from the pool of old fuel. "You're not doing a very good job. took us in.
The screaming stopped. We also need to expand our numbers. Renesmee. slightly sickening smell started wafting in through a newly open door.neck. something as a human I would have killed myself in. something that was easily caused by a vampire not used to being near a human. "You bastard!" Duncan snarled. it's time we keep them for that purpose." I heard Rosalie scoff a little. they deny what we really are. "They're my only family! I have to know more…" I think the look on everyone's face was the same." "The top of the food chain. beat her near death." the female told us. it echoed and filled the room directing our attention to a man in a suit holding a broken Courtney and a woman in a pencil skirt and dominatrix style heals." he tossed Courtney like a rag doll. "You can't keep humans in pens like cows. "The Volturi hide in their fortified city. "You see children." Celeste addressed all of us. "And that. "Alice. start the fire!" Carlisle instructed. a mix of puzzled. Her face was bruised. . your friends as well. there was silence for a moment. shock and pissed. we all got on the defensive. Jasper. "I'll kill you!" my shield snapped back and I jumped off Molly. the bones were sticking out grotesquely. A sweet. who as soon as I got off was screaming in pain as Duncan was inducing the pain that only he could produce." she rebutted. Humans keep animals for food. "Don't!" Duncan asked. Just a moment before I heard clapping. this must have been Celeste. I could barely remember it. she reeked of blood the bottom of her right leg was shorter than her left. young Duncan. Strapy and high. I guess he remembered what happened with James when I was human. she spoke in a thick Romanian accent.139 - . "They took your girlfriend. "You can have your pet back. One by one my family entered victorious. is why you were ordered to be eliminated. and you want to save them?" Edward asked. Her arms both looked like they were bent in abnormal directions. they make it harder and harder for us to keep from us being exposed. not leaving unless they feel threatened in some way or another. evolved humans… They don't understand that it's time for us to start controlling the human's population.
" ." this was a death sentence. Edward caught her from behind. it showed how much he cared about his pawns. we're too far from a hospital. Abraham. if she can hear you. but you need to make a decision. "I don't know what she wants… We never talked about this…" "Ask her again." Alice said quietly as we made our way to the one hangar that wasn't filled with smoke. mothering as always. love. I do not mean to rush you. I had no idea how we went from saving his siblings to killing them. When ever one of us would lunge at her. Finally as I jumped at her. can you hear me?" Duncan was next to her half naked hallow body. I knew that insulation." Carlisle was quiet and firm as Esme."Don't you dare disrespect him. Her stomach was completely bruised. and fuel was being used to burn the dismembered parts. At that point. Esme and I will take care of Courtney. she's bleeding internally.140 - . "Duncan has a decision to make. Edward can hear her. Either Courtney dies. Celeste. cradled Courtney's head in her lap. "Let her go!" I told Edward. Alice and Rosalie took the damaged Molly. we were killing one of our own as a family. "Courtney. where ever we went after we died. and I took Celeste. or you change her. "Carlisle is going to tell us that it's too late to save her. we could tell that she was trying to get out and free. Celeste seemed to be on the defensive and that was it." Celeste hissed "Molly. I could smell smoke and hear that ripping noise. slightly touching. or finally get our hands on Celeste she would jump out of the way. "You ten should be able to take care of them. "Duncan. Luckily she had no strange ability and couldn't counteract Edward's power. It was an odd smell. he knew this. and everyone else had the job of taking down Abraham. and with this weather we won't be able to get her there without her freezing to death…" He either had to change her or let her die. Renesmee. She must have caught the one second that we were re-gripping to start dismembering but there was a foot to my face one second which I had no idea how Edward didn't pick up on it and Celeste was running to the open door." we separated at that point Edward. you take care of them. Emmett and Jasper went to make their way home. "Ask her what she wants. at that point Molly purple smoke and Abraham was on his way to joining her. Rosalie." I told Duncan.
I mean. who could phrase what he needed to stay. . "Do you want to die as a human. do you want this. or do you want to be changed?" I knew that Courtney was fascinated by vampires. but I never really saw any interest in becoming one of us.Duncan looked puzzled for a minute. "Courtney.141 - ." he paused.
Chapter 13 This is so sad for me. "You can do this. knowing that for once in a very rare moment.142 - . he hadn't fed in a while." Duncan's face was filled with fear. but it had to happen." pulling me off meant ripping me from her near dead body and holding me down until I resumed control. was producing venom like dog saliva. "Carlisle. sorry to make you guys wait for SO LONG. "She says. he had to suck venom from my blood. Don't let me lose control… I thought. he could hear my every thought. soon into her heart. I haven't decided if I was going to write a sequel. the last chapter. but I didn't know how in control he would be when human blood was pouring into his mouth. "I'll do it. near her neck." I told them softly. but you have to drop your shield. At least Carlisle had some faith in me. the second Edward feels like you're losing control we're pulling you off. Concentrating on keeping my shield down kept me in control enough as I bent down to the only not broken limb on her body. and hopefully. So stay tuned! Disclaimer: I don't own twilight. into her veins. and I know I can do this. he was in control. 'just do it already'" I guess that meant turn her." I knew Edward was in a far worse situation when I was human." he thought for a second. "She's already lost so much blood. "I can't do it. her lower arm. . I'll kill her. one of her arms. "Courtney trusts me. you will only have to bite her. I on the other hand. and some how he stayed in control I can do this… Her skin gave easily and instead of sucking in I pushed my venom in to her skin." I looked at my "father" his eyes were dark. The pain of changing came quickly to her and to make sure she wouldn't die I bit in other areas. I brought her pale flesh to my venom filled mouth as I felt Edward's strong hands on my shoulders. "Alright. you do it. Duh." that was a lie.
"Sometimes. but Edward's shear will to keep me from being a monster over powered me and he carried me outside. not with all of those humans…" "Her family is going to need closure at some point. and we can't bring her back to our house! Or even Shelton…" "Carlisle knows a vampire that works in the morgue. I was giving her new life. and they'll come in greater numbers. "She'll probably stick with Duncan. I still felt a bit wild. to get back to her body. Without warning I felt pressure on my shoulders and I was ripped from Courtney. dark chocolate. "You did it. I'm serious.I was doing something I never thought possible. Though I couldn't remember. but his face showed nothing but pride. that's not something they can get…" he rested his weight on my shoulders to show me he was there.143 - . "Are you ready to go back inside?" the wind was beginning to gust and the rain had turned to snow. Slowly the rain was turning into snow." I just nodded. I fought for a second. I think he'll keep an eye on her. I wanted her blood. her trail was potent compared to that of molly. "Into seclusion for a few years. even though you are her maker. Some primal switch turned on. "Maybe if she's in control we can just…" he paused. it was sweet. people are looking for her. "no." I crouched down. "Edward. who could mask her scent. in three days or so time Courtney would be a vampire. instead of taking it away. pacing. and I fell to the ground. "What are we going to do about Courtney and her family?" I asked. I knew that now Courtney was going to be a vampire we would have a lot of covering up to do." I rolled my eyes. into the freezing rain." was all he said to me. The sudden rush of cold air into my lungs snapped me out of my animalistic trance. . who was now screaming in pain I caused her." he got an amused look on his face. I imagined it was like chocolate. "I guess that makes her your daughter. I looked up at Edward in fear. spitting out the left over blood in my mouth. "I'm sure we'll see them again. creepy." ok. "Where do you think Celeste and Godrick went?" I asked Edward." he huffed a little. then they'll go gather new followers. I could smell Celeste still. like I wanted to go in there and finish Courtney off. That was until her sweet blood touched my tongue.
Instead of looking sun kissed. All of her bones had been reset. Duncan. 100. and lacerations were sealed. 40. then there was silence. Her ravaged body had healed itself. she was now the color of porcelain. A small groan escaped her lips and she opened her bright red eyes. She wasn't breathing but Edward still was calm. and why is my throat burning?" she was smelling her own blood on the ground. Esme. "Mmmmm what's that absolutely delicious smell. right? "Everythin' looks so… weird…" she whispered. Edward and I waited for three days with Courtney. "You're just thirsty. as well ad the fire that was in her system. 15." Duncan whispered before Courtney put a small hand on his cheek. "You're in an airplane hangar at an abandoned Naval field. more than the sensation of touch. we had a fire to keep her warm." she placed her thin hand on his cheek and it seemed that something transferred between them. Duncan was by her side holding her hand the entire time. ok. another blonde. 60. ." he stroked her hair a little. Your environment affects your speech.144 - . bones were fused. she was definitely talking funny. Her blood was all over then hangar floor where she laid. "You're not cold anymore you feel just like.Carlisle. we'll go out and hunt soon. her heart had stopped. "me…" even though she uttered a syllable. "Wha… where am I?" we all got on the defensive. gone to resume our normal life. No wind got through anymore. Her hair remained a silky blond. the new abilities that came with this new body could be hard to control at first. just what we needed. I could hear her heart beat being to slow. I guess that something was going on in there. but the delicious copper smell was masked by the potent smell of fuel and grease. The mid-fall ice storm had incased the building over the three days we were with her. 130. Everyone had gone home. 10. and her heart beat was still slowing. I could hear a slight southern twang coming out of her mouth. I just pegged it as something that came with her constant exposure to Duncan.
"maybe that's what her ability as a human manifested into." "Her entire mindset changed for a second. I finally find a girl who I can relate to and she dies… I need to find better pets…" I told my husband jokingly. maybe that's why it only lasted for such a short amount of time…" Courtney kept smelling around. her honey brown hair moved about her face like a fan. Her human self. "Great." I used as an excuse. as he pulled me into his arms. With the change in hair color she barely even resembled her old self." then it seemed like something clicked in my husband's head. "Edward. "Lets say… you and me…" he started tugging at my clothing. except Edward and I. and if we have humans at our house. we can still get close…" God. they're going to be back soon.145 - . they're going to keep looking for her. far up north where there are little to no people. "Like what? I'm talkin' like I normally do!" she had jumped up at this point. "No. the truth is. they'll be at Duncan's and she's bound to want to get a hold of her parents…" "Duncan will take her up north. I felt like Celeste and Godrick would come in to get their revenge. but we did just fight vampires." I sighed a little and put my hands on my hips. she just wanted to feed. That always happened in horror movies. they're going to be gone for like an hour." and like that she was back to normal. not that my life was a horror movie. she only touched him for a second or so. it was like for a minute after they touched she was him. at least until she gets a real handle of her thirst… She's nothing like you. it was kind of annoying. I didn't feel safe here. what we had said meant nothing to her. . "What are we going to do with her? She's a missing person. "You sound like Duncan now. not here. she's wild deep down inside. maybe with contact she absorbs personality aspects. or just pick off the couple having sex. it was thick and wavy."Why are you talking like that?" I asked. she was thinking entirely like Duncan. "I have no idea what you're talking about. sometimes I hated what he could do to me. that's what. but I knew we couldn't. While the young couple went off to hunt everyone left.
"Why would you do that? It's so mean." I was grinning. I threatened to break the material with my strong fingers. about ten yards from him. shrank it down to where it was next to nothing deep down in the core of my body. "That's all you get…" the real reason I was so cautious to let him in was because of how I felt about my father. Bella. "You could read it all the time… I just choose to keep you out!" I started to walk to the door." I wanted to mess with him a little. and Emmett thinks about sex. we were getting closer and closer to the edge of the island we were on. leaving him dumbfounded. Edward looked more than perplexed. teasingly. my shield went back up and I pulled away. a look of hunger on my face. and how I felt like every human I got close to died. "That's all I need. "What? Wait…" he followed me like a love sick puppy. Courtney and Duncan's smell was fresh.146 - . they're quite happy together. Edward was quick on my heels. trust me I know. "What I'm getting at is that normal couples don't know what their significant other is thinking every second of the day. "After 20 years. "Alice can see his future. at that very moment I dropped my shield completely."You never have sex! You're the first one's to die!" I blurted out. you didn't think that I wouldn't have figured out how to make my shield go away?" I jumped into the snow. it's their tragic flaw. under his shirt admiring the smoothness. I backed Edward into a tree before kissing his lips softly. "Rosalie is shallow. cares about her appearance far too much. they're perfectly fine. sex and only sex. if I was prey it was fatally close. I felt Edward tense as I explored his mouth and he explored my mind. Edward landed in front of me. I could be a bitch sometimes." I heard running water. as I ran to the edge of the fence and jumped over it. don't be a fool." I entered a forest. "Sometimes. human's die. you . "Alice can't read Jasper's mind." I told him while taking handfuls of his shirt. I wish I could read your mind. Just as it started I let it end. he can't keep anything from her…" "Ok… Rosalie and Emmett." I rolled my eyes at him. I let my hands run over his chest. I walked forward a little.
"and I'm going to have to let go of my son?" . "Honey. as we've heard over and over again. "Courtney and me were talking. enough… Guys… Guys?" Duncan was getting impatient. until I can control myself better. When the sun came up we returned to our family who was sitting around the dining room table. they're used to settle. "Do you know how amazing it was fighting along side you?" his chest was pressed against my back. you couldn't have prevented what happened to Courtney. so moving on will be easy…" he paused for a second. Edward leaned into me and held my hand. and now you're taking that away…" Acacia looked and sounded so sad." Courtney told us all. my hair. and you know you don't bet against Alice.147 - . they have their territory set up and everything. there is no real reason for us to uproot the Cullen's." No one argued. we had such a tense last couple of weeks." "Never. he gave it a squeeze just before my body started tingling. "Guys. we all knew that this was the smartest thing. I'm used to being nomadic. she just went missing.couldn't have prevented what happened to your father. Edward followed in suit. that we're going to separate from all of you. it will look suspicious…" Acacia looked at the newest member of her coven. "We all can't leave. "So Duncan and I decided. and voiced it loudly." He stroked my cheek. together. maybe once that happens we'll come back. "She can't stay here. I finally got myself a daughter. also Edward already knew this would happen from reading Duncan's mind while Courtney was changing. so fierce…" I smiled. they'll find her and start questioning us. then my neck Finally we got home. Everyone had their opinion. sorry about that. at least for now. that shut everyone up." Landon started the debate. and I got out of my gas soaked clothes. "I Landon and Acacia just finally got themselves settled I can't make them move either…" "And I can't stay here. "You're so beautiful. It was actually our family and our extended family deciding the fate of Courtney. but none of y'all are listening to us!" everyone gave them their full attention. so agile. but when you have eternity you can say forget about it for a while. I knew we had more important things to worry about. "Ok. Alice saw it happen.
Courtney was running at Duncan's speed."No. then they're going to kill you. but still avoided touching." there was a pause in speech before anyone even moved. but you're being a fool. the sky was turning pink as the sun rose. for letting us live in their territory and helping in my time of need. if you two hunt them down even with both of your powers and Courtney's strength. especially your girlfriend to fight so you can get vengeance on the people who corrupted your siblings. it's a good idea. It was kind of weird. and to Carlisle and the Cullen's. everyone backed up a little." Edward took an empty seat at the table I just stood there dumbfounded. Duncan stood up. not let go. "Well. but. using a newborn vampire. it's time we take our leave. "You want to take her into the woods until she can control her thirst. I knew he didn't need it. Courtney wait!" I called. Something compelled me to follow. great. considering I was half his side. "You stay out of our heads!" he roared. like Volturi old. for everything. you're running into this without thinking. I didn't speak. "Thank you mom. "I can't stay out if you're projecting your thoughts louder than you're yelling!" Edward took a breath. he laid everything out there. "Duncan. and eventually it will lead them back to us." Duncan and Courtney were so close to each other. we're coming back. I felt the memories copying themselves and going into Courtney my father dying. which was slower than mine. ask any of us. I know you're hurting. "Duncan. think of it as an extended vacation. killing. you'll be killed. there was a fire in his eyes." "What do you know?" Courtney asked. . we'll keep in touch. "Godrick and Celeste are old vampires." she listened to him. trust me. it seemed like the show of dominance burned a bridge between Duncan and Edward." Duncan told the audience quietly. But revenge isn't the answer. they're also very persuasive. I know what you're feeling." that was all the good bye they were planning on giving. and you may not care about my family. "Come on Courtney. you're going to get her killed. They left through the French doors in the back of the house. or even yours. this meeting is over. I just took hold of her hand and placed it on the side of my head. we knew from experience that sometimes they needed to yell it out.148 - ." Edward didn't take time to choose words. dad. "Probably after this conversation… The sooner we get away the better…" "You're both idiots. "When are you leaving?" Acacia asked. but it was definitely a calming thing.
The school seemed to be stuck on the missing student. Life still went on though. you have a family here. but not for years. but we had nothing that they needed to know. "Just do what you have to do to make sure you're under control. the table was quieter. Courtney and Duncan were in our group for only a matter of weeks. and just like it always will. the school was still asking for information on Courtney. instead of me killing them. We were in school later that day. after thanking me for my promise. which was taken over by a bunch of blonde bimbo's. but there was a gaping hole where they used to sit. then if you want to still seek vengeance. no matter how long it's been.149 - ." they walked out of my life at that point. if I thought they would have received justice from humans. empty seats in our classes." it felt and sounded weird to have those words come out of my mouth. and never know what happened. but for the Cullen's. they'll never find who took her. never find a body. Just like it always did. life went on."I regret everything that I did that night. and at our table at lunch. . I guess that's how it is. some day maybe they'll find the bloody hangar where Courtney died and where she was reborn.