1. Meeting (EPOV)
I could feel the softness of the leaves as I stepped on them running at full speed, the leaves where a healthy green this time of the year and everything looked just like one big green blur to me. Of course, I never hit one tree nor accidentally stomp a creature, running was in my nature it was so easy and the sense of release it gave me had no comparison. It was the feeling of leaving everything behind; going at such a speed that nothing could catch up with me not even my past. To be honest, today I was running from my family. I was trying to give them the privacy they deserve at such intimate moments that I’ve never experienced and probably never would I thought wryly to myself. You have to me mated to know how they felt, that total love and devotion towards each other. I truly felt like an outsider in my family, a third wheel or in this case a seventh wheel, what mattered was that I could be spared. I knew how much they loved me, how much I would hurt them if I ever went away again but, what could I do? I was always ill-tempered and belligerent like the resentful old man that I should be by now. I could hear Carlisle and Esme always blaming themselves, in their heads it was their fault that I was alone and miserable but truly I was alone by choice. It was not a problem of nurturing, they shouldn’t be kicking themselves like that, it was agonizing to hear how they dwelled in pain over their first son. Many vampires had expressed interest in me over the years but I would always politely turn them down, they weren’t what I was looking for. I’ve seen it with Rose and Carlisle, when the one came along I’d know right away. It was just how it worked with us vampires; you fell in love head over heels just once and there is no turning back. That was how I knew the girls I turned down would be okay, because I was not the one for them and they were not the ones for me, neither one of them. I’m too good of a liar if I can convince myself that is the only reason I turned them down, it was true that I wanted neither of those girls but I can’t deny that for me I was a monster. I didn’t deserve to be happy after everything I’ve done, I was a low life creature who could never aspire to be love. Everyday the list was there, I may have come back to Carlisle and his way of life but I could never bring back all those people. Even if my victims were barely humans and resemble more to monsters, it was wrong playing god and I had deluded myself into thinking it was right. Emmet keeps telling me to stop beating myself up but I can’t, during those dark years I lost myself and gave completely in to the monster inside of me.
I was lost in my train of thought when I saw her, the wind was blowing her scent in the opposite direction and that’s why I hadn’t smelled her. I froze there standing completely still, a human girl was standing in the middle of my meadow. She stared at me with her head cocked to the side and her eyed reflected confusion like something about me was off. I was too staring at her, she had very pale skin for a human, her straight brown hair cascade down her back gracefully curling at the ends and her frame was slender. She was quite a sight but I couldn’t take my eyes of hers, those oddly deep brown eyes like pools of melted chocolate pierced through me with their bewilderedness. I was pinned to that place, I just stood there examining her face and I couldn’t make myself leave. I was suddenly anxious to know what she was thinking, did she saw me coming at an inhuman speed to the meadow? Why did she seem so confused? Was she afraid of me? What did she think of me? What was she thinking? That’s when it hit me, I hadn’t been interrupted by any thoughts when running or even now as I was staring at her, the only train of thought in my head was my own. I felt really vulnerable and frustrated for the first time in my vampire life. I never had to try to hear someone so I felt ridiculous as I penetrated her eyes extremely focus giving her an intense gaze of my own. I was pushing with all my mental strength an imaginary barrier over her head but nothing. I couldn’t hear even one word, not even the tenor of her thoughts, this was just exasperating. Who was this girl?
2. Eyes (EPOV)
The frustration was pouring through me, I was still looking but not really seeing the girl lost in my mind. Could vampires get sick? I felt fine, like I always do, so why can’t I hear her? This has never happened to me before. I heard her let out an angry sighed and forced myself to see her again. She too seemed really frustrated and I didn’t understand why, suddenly I found myself imagining what she was thinking. Every guess seemed worst and less likely than the one before. I took one unconscious step in her direction and her eyes narrowed in suspicion. I glanced at her, clearly she knew I was dangerous. One second was all it took to change everything, the wind blew her scent in my direction and I smelled her for the first time. My throat was burning hotter than the flames in hell, my whole body ached to attack her and my mouth was singing with the venom. I’ve never imagine such a scent existed, if I knew I would have search the entire planet for it. No! I was better now, I couldn’t do this to Carlisle, destroy everything he had work so hard on and let him down again, that was not an option! I knew he would understand, his patience was endless but the thought of my eyes turning crimson with her blood and adding another name to the list had me running away from her. I was the fastest in my family and suddenly I felt like I was about to break a personal record or something. I only stopped when I reached the mountains, there was a valley that I liked to go to when it was autumn as the meadow was dry and lifeless.
I sighed, everything is going to be alright, everything is going to be alright she’s not here; I chanted this over and over again to myself. I sat there and grasp the grass, don’t turn around and look for her, think of your family. This was so hard, I could still remember vividly her smell in my tongue. I didn’t dare to move, my body could betray me and run after her. I closed my eyes but all I could see was the girl staring at me with her bewildered eyes, there was a spark of recognition there hidden; but recognition of what? Wondering what she was thinking was pushing me to the edge, I wanted to run back to talk to her and figure out her mind. What was she thinking? The question was torturing me, my curiosity was inflamed. A nagging puzzle that I would never get the chance to put together. Ug! This was impossible, I could smell her and hear her heart pounding in front of me. I thought it was just my imagination, no human would be able to get here that fast! I opened my eyes and there she was, standing in front of me with here arms secured around her chest and her expression was still frustrated but resigned. I sat there hypnotize by her gaze, she walked with slow but determined movements in my direction. I cut the flow of oxygen to my lungs, I didn’t need it and I knew it would be unbearable for me to smell her and not sink my teeth in her. She kneeled before me, from the first second I saw her she has pierce into my eyes never looking away from them. The girl lifted her hand and stroked my cheek gently with her finger tips, her eyes never leaving mine, it felt like an electric current pulsed between us when she touched me. She exhaled heavily and her warm breath brushed my face almost caressing it while she dropped her hand.
“I give up”. She finally spoke, her voice was so beautiful, not in an inhuman way like a vampire but it was sweet, warm and soft. “Would you please tell me why your eyes are gold?” I was lost in the sound of her voice, it took me about five seconds to process what she was asking and another to realize she was waiting for me to speak.
“I don’t understand your question” I hated to say that aloud, how I wished I could understand what was going on behind those chocolate brown eyes.
“I was sent here for a coven of vampires but something is off. Your skin is pale, hard and cold; you’re breathtaking beautiful and run inhumanly fast. But your eyes… they are supposed to be either black or crimson. So would you explain to me why your eyes are golden?” She seemed even more frustrated to say it aloud. I couldn’t answer her I was in shocked. She knew.
Chapter 3- "Explanations"http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 4- "Another World" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 5 and 6- "Confusion" and "Reunion" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 7 and 8- "Family" and "Interrogation"http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 9- "Guest" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 10- "Interruptions" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 11- "Departure" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...Chapter 12- "New" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 25- "Letters" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Chapter 26- "Wrecked" http://thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/worlds-apart?groupUrl=fanfi...
Really really great chapter!
And... I loved the pics. U are beautiful :)
Hi Ash! Awww thank you, it was a very hard one to write. Very emotional! *blush* Nah, I'm not beautiful just average with brown eyes and straight brown hair. My other classmates are prettier but I like myself so I'm not complaining.
Congratz on graduating! ;D
Anyway, awesome chapter, I felt so sad when she spoke of Renesmee.. Poor Ed and Bell... :'(
I really don't know what to say, Jose... You've left me speechless :O :)
So, I think I'll just end this review, before I start rambling, and that's not a nice experience, 'cause I've been told I repeat myself... Like a lot.. ;)
So, tehe, I'll.. eehh.. Hurry up dammit!! ;P
Lou! hahah, thanks I actually got a medal for supposedly being the best in my class in English which I really hope you can tell in my writing or my school just plainly sucks in english hahaha.
I'm so glad you like the chapter because I knew it could go either way, you could have love it or could have hated it. I was hoping for the best... And yeah it was heartwrecking for me to write about Nessie, it's harder than it seems like but well I ended up happy with how the chapter turned out. I feel for Edward and Bella. Wow! there's a first! You speechless, I didn't thought that was possible hahaha. Don't worry, I tend to ramble a lot when I can't focus on one train of thought after something surprising happens. I'll hurry! I'll hurry!
Wow, awesome for you!! :O :D
Y'know, (I really don't like the sound of what I'm about to say, 'cause I hate praising myself) I think I might be one of the best in my class too, and the funny part about that is, not even 2 years ago, I sucked... It's all because I got a liiiittle addicted to reading and writing Twilight fanfics - or the actual books - that I now only get 12 all the time... :) Yeah, I really hate saying nice things about myself... *shivers*
I know the feeling, when you feel for your characters.. Like in L&F, I couldn't help but cry, just a little.. I really can't take child-abuse... :(
Oh, on to happier topics... I have winter-vacation soon!! Greatness!! :D
Man, I really feel like I could use a break... We have to make all sorts of arrangements from now on, you know, apply to the highschool (I really don't get the differences; you guys go to high school for 4 years, right?! If you don't you probably are in high school as long as I am, 3 years... Man, it's confusing me :S)
anyway, and we have to prepare for the exams and all sorts of things, and the worst part about it, the exams doesn't mean anything, they're just there for show, but you still feel like you have to do your best y'know? :/ (:
Oh well, I think you just got a little taste of my ramblings, sorry about that... *frowns* :D
You know Lou, I find it hard to believe that you used to suck when now you're pretty awesome. I mean talking to you I'd never guess you ever had trouble with English, I don't mean to sound cocky but English has always come naturally to me but ever since I started reading things in English and talking to all of you I've improved tremendously. So I know what you mean with all of that and now to make up for talking nicely about myself I'll tell you a big flaw of mine. I fell down a lot every day, I mean I have like 0 balance and have to watch my every step or I'll trip. Amusing to the expectators, mortifying for me!
Awww, I knwo L&F is such a sad story but I love it. I mean now things are better for Bella. And child-abuse just infuriates me, I mean kids are just defendless it just takes a heartless person to take advantage of that!
Hahaha, my school goes from kindergarten to high school so I really can't relate cause I've always been in the same school with the same classmates that are like my siblings by now since. I went to a private billingual double shift school since I was three and in my seniour class we were 28 students in total so you can see why we were all so close.
Just breathe deeply, relax and remember that you can do it. You are an intelligent driven girl that kicks ass in chemistry =P You can do this! Just don't overwork yourself. Do your best not for everyone else but for yourself, to feel that sense of accomplishment that has no real comparison. I'm your personal cheerleader all the way from Argentina, who else in your class gets to say that? Oh, study with your friends. That way you learn and have a blast at the same time, plus hasn't it ever happened to you that because one friend does a lame joke about something you never forget that info?
Hahaha, I love to talk to you so you can ramble anytime and if you haven't noticed I ramble quite a bit myself!
Thanks :) I'm really glad you think so, because it's not always you feel so awesome, especially not if somebody tells you to 'write the proper way'. I don't know if you've tried it, but I was told that I had to drop all "y'all's" and "ya" and stuff, because it wasn't proper English... And I write than kind og things in my A/N's I mean seriously... get over it, right?! -.-
Haha, anyway, people like that are always there, so I've just learned to deal with it :)
I always knew you were totally kick-ass at English, if you weren't how the f would you write such an awesome story?? ;D
I can't say that I lack balance, 'cause that would suck with my dancing and all, but when I do fall, I fall hard, and very comically... And somehow, I always get out of that with a sore spot, or a limp... x]
Thanks for the advice too; I don't know how I'll handle all the sudden pressure with the homework and all. We (as in me and my classmates) have always known that it would be hard starting highschool, mostly because we don't get much homework now, but also because the classes are longer, and we have more... :D But I'm styill looking forward to it, it's going to be super awesome (=
I know what you mean about the friends in your class being like family, because I've been with the same bunch since I was 5 :) Some came in later, after we changed school (the school we have in my town is really small, it has 3 classes... :D)
We're 16 in my class, and it's like newcomers can't fit in with us; mostly becuase we just too weird, but also because we all live in the same town, and have known each other forever. It's a little sad, it's not like we don't try to have them fit in with us, but you know; sometimes it just doesn't work out ;)
And btw, I love talking to you too, so feel free to start a rambling about anything I'll listen - well read... :P
Ugh! I hate to say that I know what you mean. I'm always like what's the big deal? But the teacher goes saying it's too formal and an idiom that shouldn't be used. Lucky for me, my last teacher let me use just about anything for which I adore her. And you're right, don't let them get you down! They will not win! hahahaha!
Thanks girl! But the same thing applies to you, how could you write something sooooo good if you weren't at the top of your game in English!
hahaha! Well I guess a clumsy dancer wouldn't be something good. I get teased a lot because I have problems walking on a flat surface without falling but I have no problem playing volley, soccer or dancing. It really beats me how I do it! Your fallings sound painful but funny, XD I bruise easily so I always have a blue or dark spot somewhere in my body =P
Believe me when I say you've got nothing to worry about, you'll have no problem taking on the new subjects and about the homework, well I tend to finish in school the assigments that don't involve researching! That will make things easier on you. Plus you're right, it's pretty awesome and just fun as hell!
I feel ya, newcomers tend to be all shy and secluded not really fitting in. But eventually once they see we do no harm they loosen up and end up just as crazy as us. You've got to turn them! hahaha. So you've got 16 siblings cool! Remember they'll always be there for you!
hahaha and I'm here to read anything you want to tell me!
Hi Fierce Fanpire! Awww, thank you so much! I'm so glad you love it, it makes me so happy to hear it. I'll post more as soon as I can, I know things are tough for Bells and Edward but we just have to believe it will get better with time. Thanks for reading!
So you have more than one party for your graduation, that is extremely awsome. If you don't mind me asking, where are you from, I thought you lived here in the USA, your English if more than perfect. I'm from Mexico and my last year of school there was my first year in Junior High(the rest it was here in the USA and the English classes were so basic that it was just a waste of time on both parts.) Congratulations in graduating.
I always look foward hearing from you, but Jose...I simply have no words. I mean this chapter was as wonderful as the rest don't get me wrong. But haven't Bella&Edward have suffer enough already that now Renesmee is gone.
Well, I hope you have a really good darn reason for doing this young lady and that they don't suffer more hahahaha. Whatever you decide to do, you will not loose me as a reader hehehe.
I have a question, once they give the Cullens those false memories of Nate, (so if Aro decides to see their thoughts) they won't be able to remember Bella? That simply sucks girl, hehehe. Ok, I'll go now and I can't really wait for your next chapter and see what new adventures you have for us.
Hope the rest of your weekend is awesome and till later.
And I didn't have any words, just imagine if I did. hahahaha.
Peace and Love
Hi Dawn! Yeah it's amazing and super fan because who doesn't love a good party. The first party is always held in a club and it's called Cena because the class actually dines before letting all the kids from other schools and friends in, of course no parents or adults allowed. Then in the Recepcion which is Prom to us it's a big party with not only kids from other schools and friends but with your entire family. Here their are no dates, we are presented in the runway before the party starts with our parents. I mean girls walk with their fathers and guys with their mothers, it's really sweet. Awwww, that's about the best compliment you could have given me and it really really makes me so happy! I'm from Argentina actually so our mother tongue is the same, Spanish! Yay! I would have thought my name gave me away! =P Thank you, I'm a bit terrified of collegue but I'm working my way to it.
*sigh* I know it hurts right now but everything I do is for the greater scheme of this story. Are you familiar with Keats? He has an Ode called Ode on Melancholy, the gist of it and the reason I brought it up is that to know real happiness you have to had experience real sorrow, other wise you don't appreciate the beauty of it. I have a very good reason for doing it, trust me but thanks for soothing me. I'm happy to know you'll stay with me through it all. As far as your questions go, the workings of the charms shall become clear next chapter. Hahahaha, don't worry I enjoyed your comment thoroughly. I love talking to you in fact so feel free to have as many words as you'd like!