The Twilight Saga

Bella is just a normal girl, but one day she wakes up to find that she is locked in a tower. And, on top of all that, she is in a strange land filled with warlocks, vampires, faries, and other things. Who will her heroic rescuer be? And when a curse is placed upon her, can she--with the help of her new friends--find a way to break it?

 

Preface

 

              “Once upon a time, in a land far away . . . .”

              “Carmen, dear, what are you doing?” a male’s voice said. He materialized next to the woman, interlacing his fingers with hers as they floated a few inches off the ground.

              “I’m telling a story, of course! You remember the story of Isabella Swan, don’t you?”

              “Of course I do! I wasn’t born yesterday!”

              “You most certainly weren’t!” Carmen teased her husband.

“Hey!” he protested.

“It’s true, Eleazar. You were born billions of years ago.”

“I wasn’t born,” he grumbled. “I was created. We all were. I am one of the oldest things on earth.”

“Well, then why did you get offended when I told you that you were old? We both know that,” Carmen said indulgently.

“I don’t like having other people point it out,” he mumbled almost incoherently.

“Yes, you do,” Carmen insisted. “But that’s not the point. Would you like to help me tell the story, Eleazar?”

                Eleazar shook his head, already seeming to have forgotten—or perhaps overlooked—their brief argument. “You’ve always been better at storytelling, my dear. Please, go on.”

                “Okay.” Carmen cleared her throat. “Where was I? Oh, yes, once upon a time . . . .”

 

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Chapters:

 

Chapter 1: Anything but an Ordinary Day- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 2: The Riddle- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 3: Falling for You- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 4: Prince Edward and the Giants- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 5: Plan B, Anyone?- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 6: The Forest- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

Chapter 7: The One Who Cannot Be Found- http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/a-twilight...

 

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Hi, Nisha!

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm going to finally post chapter 2 in a few minutes!
Chapter 1
Anything but an Ordinary Day

The rain pelted angrily against my window as I lounged across my bed, my nose buried in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A giddy smile crossed my face as Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy walked along the path near Elizabeth’s house near the end of the book. I knew what would happen, and I squealed happily when my eyes found the paragraph.

I had read Pride and Prejudice thousands of times, but it never ceased to fill me with joy at the love the two main characters came to felt for each other. I longed to find someone who could love me like that, but I knew it would never happen. I wasn’t loveable.

I was plain, my waist-length hair a dull brown. My eyes were also brown—nothing special. I didn’t have a beautiful figure, either—no curves or an hourglass shape. I was just Bella.

The phone rang downstairs, and I heaved myself off the bed with a sigh, carefully placing a piece of paper to mark my place in my book before going downstairs. I grabbed the phone on its last ring and answered it.

“Hello?”

“Hey, Bella!”

“Hi, Jess! What’s up?”

“We were all going to go out on a group date tonight. You want to come?”

“I don’t have a date.”

“I know. We set you up. Remember Alice Cullen? She just came up to me today with her boyfriend—I know he’s hot, but he’s creepy up close!—and suggested we all go on a group date. Of course, I wasn’t going to say no! You know that I love going out! She invited you, but I told her that you didn’t have a boyfriend. So she set you up with one of her brothers, Edward! Isn’t that awesome! He’s so hot and . . . .”

I didn’t bother listening anymore.

“Jess, I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it. Can I call you back later?”

“Sure. But not too late! We’re going out a six.”

I checked the time. One o’clock.

“Okay. I’ll call you back by then.”

“Good. Bye, Bella!”

“See you, Jess.”

I stood there for a few moments with the phone still in hand, pondering. I should go with her—after all, it was summer and I had barely left my house—but I knew better than to trust Jessica with blind dates. She’d set me up with so many guys that I wanted to scream. They were all duds. They all wanted one thing, and when they found out I wasn’t going to give it to them after the first date, they scrammed.

I didn’t know who this Edward Cullen was. And I was scared of that.

What if he was like all those other boys? I didn’t want to deal with another failed date. It only showed me that I wasn’t meant for the love I wanted so much.

But what if this guy was the one? The one I always wanted? What would happen if I turned him down?

I picked up the phone to call Jess and tell her I was coming, but it rang suddenly in my hand.

“Hello?” I said, assuming it was Jessica again.

“Hello, Isabella,” a cool voice sneered.

“What? Who is this?” I demanded, fear washing over me.

The mysterious caller just laughed, and I felt my legs growing weak. Darkness overwhelmed me, and I fell to the floor.


When I awoke, something was different. I sat up and realized I was sitting on a large canopy bed, the sheets a pale purple. I glanced down at myself and saw that I was wearing a dress that I had never seen before. It was a deep blue and cinched at my waist, flaring outward slightly as it flowed down to my feet. It had long sleeves and was of the shoulders, to my surprise. I stood up and looked around the room, my eyes widening.

It was perfectly round, built completely with grey stones. There was a wardrobe against one wall and one window on the opposite side. A table with a single chair sat against the opposite wall, but other than that and the bed, the room was bare.

I walked over to the window, my eyes raking over the forest that I saw below me. I looked straight down and realized that I was at the top of a tall tower, yet with no way out of my room. How was it possible that I had gotten in here?

“Hello, Isabella,” a smooth voice said from behind me. I whirled around to see a man with long, dark hair standing across the room, his red eyes on me. His hands were clasped together, and a sinister smile sat upon his face. I recognized the voice. It was the mysterious caller.

“W-w-who are you?” I gasped, trying to back up and finding that I was pressed up against the window.

“Oh, how rude of me!” the man said sarcastically. “I am Aro.”

“How did I get here? How did you get in here?”

“The answer to both of those questions, my dear, is the same. Magic. I am a warlock, you see. I have more power that you could ever imagine.” His hands unclasped and he parted them slowly. I watched and saw an electrical charge form between his hands, the sparks becoming bigger and bigger. He stopped and looked at me again. “Well, I suppose only mostly warlock. I am part vampire, you see. I chose to follow my vampire instincts as well, which is why my eyes are such a lovely color.”

I disagreed with his opinion on his eyes, but now that I knew he was a bloodthirsty vampire and a warlock, I didn’t want to push his buttons.

“But why am I here?” I insisted.

“You don’t know?” he scoffed. “Well, you humans are so completely ignorant. You believe that you are the most powerful thing in the world.”

I was silent as I waited for him to continue.

“If you must know, it has been foretold that you will marry one of the princes in this kingdom. If that happens, apparently you will bring some sort of joy into his miserable life and that will give him some renewed vigor to fight me and my brothers in our attempt to overthrow his family. Thus, you must be kept away from him at all costs so that we do not lose.”

He spoke as if it all made perfect sense—as if I was simply an animal that had to be kept away from someone.

“Excuse me?” I growled. “I doubt I ever would have met the prince anyway! I live in Forks, the tiniest town in the country!”

“You are right, I suppose. Under most circumstances, you would never have met the prince. But we have our information from one of our spies in the royal family. You see, one of the princesses—Alice, I believe—has the power to see the future. She saw where you live, and what would happen if you came, and she was already making arrangements to have you brought to her brother. So we had to act quickly.”

The name was vaguely familiar, but I ignored it. I had more important things to worry about.

I felt the fury boiling inside me, and I fought it back. This man had magic on his side—not to mention size; he was more than twice my height and I was five foot four—and it would be very foolish o pick a fight with him.

“Who do you think you are, anyway!” I shouted anyway, losing control of my temper. “That prince deserves happiness, whoever he is, and you have no right to take it away from him because of your own petty wants.”

His eyes darkened from red to black, his irises indistinguishable from his pupils. I shrank back in fear as he stalked across the room to tower over me.

“You have just sealed your own fate.” He waved his hand over me, green light sparking out of it and flying around the room, sizzling and cracking. I cringed when some flashed against my skin. It burned through my flesh, and I let out a hoarse scream. “I hereby place this curse upon you. You will be forced to become a vampire. For the rest of eternity, you will live on human blood. Pain will rip your body apart after every killing, but you cannot do anything to restrain yourself from your prey. Not only will there be physical pain, but there will be guilt. Vast, agonizing, searing guilt.”

Gasping, I stared at him in horror.

“No, you can’t be serious!”

“I assure you, I am perfectly serious. Goodbye, Isabella. Perhaps I will see you again. You shall be able to tell me how your new life is treating you.”

He disappeared. But it wasn’t with a flash of smoke. His body slowly became transparent, with his body disappearing from the feet up. When he finished speaking, his head finally vanished.

I made my way shakily over to the bed and sank down on the mattress. What had I done? Me and my big mouth!

It took me longer than it should have to realize I was banging my head against the stone wall, growling “Stupid, stupid, stupid!” with each whack. I blinked dizzily when I finally stopped, and winced when I felt my throbbing temple. That was going to leave a bruise.

Perfect. Just what I needed when I was waiting for Prince Charming to—hopefully—rescue me. Although how he can rescue me when there is no way in or out of the tower is beyond me.

Great. So not only was I doomed to become a vampire, I was trapped in this place. I lay down and started crying.
I was completely helpless. There was no way for me to get out of here without killing myself—although that certainly was an option. What was I to do?

“Don’t cry, dear. You still have a bit of time,” a soft voice said. I looked up through my tears to see a woman with light blonde hair looking down at me. With a shock, I realized she was floating a few inches above the floor. She wore a white gown similar to mine, but without the sleeves. Her eyes were a light shade of blue, and her face was sad as she saw my sobbing form.

“Who are you?” I asked, trembling.

“I am Carmen. I am on the side of the royal family, fighting against Aro and his minions. I have come to help you.”

“How?” I mumbled sadly. “There’s nothing we can do.”

“You may be discouraged, but there is hope.”

“Hope for what?” I spat bitterly. “Hope that I won’t turn into a vampire, even though Aro said I would? Hope that I would be rescued from this horrible place?”

“The curse will take a certain amount of time to set. But you will have to work quickly. No evil magic is infallible. Only pure magic is unbreakable. You can break Aro’s curse.”

She had my full attention then.

“How?”

“I cannot tell you directly. I may only give you a riddle.”

“Fine,” I sighed. “Tell me.”

Carmen took a deep breath.

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So that's the first chapter! I need help coming up with a riddle, however. I am not particularly good with poetry, and it would have to rhyme in some way. If you're good at that sort of thing, please message me (I don't want spoilers up on the discussion--if you're not on my friend's list, feel free to friend-request me). The sooner I get help, the sooner I can have the next chapter up!

~Julie~
oh man I hate riddles but i love this chapter! I'll message u if i come up with one :)
i love it! :))
Hey, Katherine!

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm about to post chapter 2!
Hi, Gabby!

Thanks for reading! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Hey, Nisha!

It's taken a while, but I've finally got chapter 2 written! I'm going to post it in a few minutes!
Hi, Abby!

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm going to finally post the next chapter in a few minutes!
i love it so far write more soon would you read mine its called i wasnt planning on falling in love with you....heres the link

http://thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/i-wasnt-pl...
Hey, Ashy!

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'll try to check out your story if I find time!
Your story is cool. I love it :)

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