Plot: When the young, shy and clumsy Bella moves to a small town in Italy, she stumbles upon the handsome and mysterious cousins Marco and Damion. But nothing is as it seems, even her own identity is a secret.
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Love....Desire....Passion....Lust! To feel wanted and to feel loved, to feel appreciated and protected. To feel like I belonged somewhere, where I was not judged, not looked down on, but respected. Those were the thoughts that ran through my mind, as I stared into Damion's saddened blue eyes. The hue in his blue eyes, seemed to be dilated, from the sadness and concern, it send cold shivers down my spine.
"Please go.....run." he said, his voice was breaking. It tugged at my heart strings. I tried to move, follow his urgent orders, but my feet were stuck to the floor, like I was paralyzed, I could not force my self to move away from him. Nor did I want to.
"No...I can't leave you....Damion please...I beg of you." I cried out,as I gripped onto his arm softly. His strong, toned and tanned arm, my grip was soft against his cool and flawless skin. My nails dag into his skin gently in an elegant way, my hand trembled from fear, from being parted and from not seeing him again. I could not bring that pain on my self or him. It was impossible.
"You have to." he said as his hands cupped my cheeks in his hands softly, I let my self melt into his touch and I closed my eyes, suppressing the tears that wanted to escape from my eyes, but they escaped and spilled over my cheeks and ran down his hands as well "I love you, never forget that." he said as he brushed his plump lips against my own softly, in a tender yet passionate kiss. The minty aftertaste of his lips, lingered on mine as I gripped onto his white t-shirt, trying to pull my self closer to him, in desperation.
"I will come for you....one day! We will be together again." he said, as he pressed his lips to my forehead, as I closed my eyes, feeling frail and fragile. Just as my alarm went off and I woke up from the strange dream, I ran my fingertip over my lip and I sighed softly.
Who was that handsome, stranger? I knew, I never met him before in my life, so why would I dream of someone I do not know? It didn't seem to make any sense to me, unless it wasn't just a dream. But a memory.
As I read the lyrics to the song on the parchment, I blinked back a few tears that were forming in my eyes. The lyrics of the song were so beautiful...emotional. It tugged at my heart strings, I wondered if Marco wrote this.
I sighed softly as I then looked at what else was in the box. I ruffled through the parchments and I found a small box at the bottom. I pulled it out and opened it up to reveal the locket...the one I gave to Marco when we first met. It was perfectly intact and preserved.
I blinked, in shock. I ran my fingers over the locket softly and closed my eyes. When I opened them again, Marco was in my room and I bit my lip. He smiled softly “May I?” he asked nodding to the locket.
I gave him a soft nod as he took the box softly and he then put the locket around my neck, it was a perfect fit. Sitting there around my neck, where it belonged. “How am I supposed to remember the rest?” I asked him and sighed.
Marco, looked amused by my words and he chuckled softly.
“I am serious.” I said and shook my head at him slightly.
He stopped chuckling “Sorry Bells, but we been over this before, at least once or twice before, so it’s amusing to hear the same words being asked again.” he said and he looked at her “I am sure it will come to you.” He said looking into my eyes “Or take a guess.” He said as his eyes watched mine.
I bit my lip, trying to think of what it could be. My eyes never leaving his, as I was hoping for some clues, or hints in his expression, but nothing. He would not budge an inch, it was clear I had to find out on my own. I was silent for about half an hour, watching him while trying to figure it out.
Then it hit me. Would I have to see the past for myself? “I have to go back to the past?” I asked, but it came out more of a statement than a question.
Marco looked at me and he nodded “Not only that, you have to relive it as well.”
My jaw dropped open in shock as I looked at him “I...you...you want me to relive it?” I said “Going to the past I can cope with....but reliving it...that’s another entire story altogether.” I said, it freaked me out and scared me. To relive my many deaths....I shook my head “Isn’t there any other way?”
Marco looked at me and he sighed “I wish there was, the first 2 times, you could just watch it or just be told, but this time is different.” he said as he touched my cheek softly “I will be there with you, so I’ll relive it with you, in my past self. I know it might feel like you’d be dead for years, but you will flash into your new body in the past, in a few moments after each life, the first 2 will pick up from where your visions left of. But time here will move as well.” He said as he saw my bewildered expression.
“What am I supposed to tell my aunt Nina? She’s freak out, if she knew I would be going to the past and be gone for whoever knows how long.” I said and sighed, knowing if I wanted to find a cure to break the curse, I would have to do this.
Marco looked at me nodding “Don’t worry, We will come up with something. Since School will be off for a few weeks now, I can take you to Paris or somewhere, and then we can just go from there.” He said looking at me.
I thought about it “I guess that could work.” I said, at the moment when my aunt walked in to my room to check on me.
“What will work?” she said and I quickly leaned against the box hiding it behind my back. She raised an eyebrow at me then looked at Marco “What is going on with you two? You’re both acting very odd today.” She said.
I looked at Marco and he looked at my aunt “Nothing is going on.” He said
“Please...you been talking in code this morning..goodness knows about what. What is going on?” she said, in a demanding voice.
I looked at Marco and my aunt. God. How could I say this to her. I looked at Marco “She needs to know.” I told him.
Marco looked at me “You sure, you’re ready for her to know?” he asked me. I just gave a slight nod, even though, I wished I had more time before she would be asking questions about all of this, I knew I had to tell her now, or else it would either be too late, or she would be even more suspicious so she would go snooping around herself.
I bit my lip before I took a deep breath, as I looked at my aunt “I....well...” I was not sure where to begin.
Marco gave my hand a soft squeeze as he looked at my aunt “Bella, has had 8 past lives.” He said. She stared at him in shock
“How...how do you know that?” was all she asked, as if she knew, but by the shock on her face, it was clear she had no idea.
“I was married to Marco in 4 of them and to Damion in the other 4.” I said and I bit my lip slightly “It’s a long, confusing story...I don’t even know..” before I could finish she cut me off.
“That explains your strange reaction, when we arrived here.” She said looking at me “I thought you were just ill, or not feeling but...” she shakes her head and she looked at Marco “So, how come Bella...is alive again?” she asked, but I sensed she was edging towards a different question.
“She has an eternal soul, causing her to be re-born.” He simply said. “Bella, can only remember few bits of her past lives, but in order to know all of what happened to her, all 8 times, she has to relive the past.” He told her.
Nina looked at us “Are you crazy”? she said “I am not sending my niece to the past.” She said, she sound more worried and freaked out, than I was feeling inside.
Marco sighed “There is no other way, I’ll be there with her.” He said looking at my aunt “If she wants to break the curse, than she has to go back.”
“Curse...what curse?” she said looking at us confused. “And speaking of past lives, how many times have you and Damion been re-born?” she said, looking at him.
Marco looked at her “The curse that fell upon me and Damion.” He said, not giving more details and he looked at her “we never had past lives; we both have been alive for many centuries now.” He said, her eyes widened in horror and he sighed “I am an Angel.” He told her “And Damion is a Demi-God.” I looked at him stunned, I had no idea, Demi-Gods even existed, but Marco being an Angel, I guess that explained his tenderness and his kindness and how protective he was.
My aunt looked between us and she blinked “Angel...Demi-God...eternal soul...past lives..curse.”s he muttered to herself. “Is that what you were talking about?” she asked and I gave a slight nod.
“Time here will move as well, as well as the time in the past, but the time difference will be very different. I was thinking about taking Bella to Paris, but you sort of caught us at a bad time and started to ask what was going on, so now you know.” Marco said.
Nina looked at us again “Well...fine...I guess, if you need to go there...than go.” She said before she left the room, not even shutting the door behind her.
I leaned against my pillows and sighed. “She will be okay, eventually.” Marco said and I just hoped, she would be. I hoped, she would understand what pain I went through, and what fear and more emotions that were spiralling inside of me. I sat up and looked at Marco again as I ran a hand through my hair.
“Why must this be so hard?” I asked looking at him.
Marco sighed softly “Nothing is ever that simply Bella.” He told me and placed a soft kiss to my forehead, trying to make me feel better and I closed my eyes as I just sighed and I gave him a slight nod. “Especially, when it comes to your past life.” He said and he tucked a piece of my hair behind my ear.
I nodded “I guess so.” I said and looked at him. I knew my aunt would want me to have my studies with me, but then again. I would be in the past so, that would be no use taking that with me. Marco rubbed my arm softly, before he left and he left me to pack, some clothes and things for our trip.
It took me about an hour to pack, when I was done. I met Marco downstairs with my bag and he smiled softly “You’re ready?” he said and I nodded.
My aunt looked at me and Marco “Take care of her.” And she hugged me tightly giving me a soft squeeze “Try and stay safe Bella.” She said and she placed a soft kiss to my forehead.
Marco nodded and he smiled softly “I will do my best, as always.” He said.
I looked at my aunt and I knew that would be a rather odd challenge, since danger was always after me, in my past lives, or so it seemed like that. But she did not need to know that. I nodded and I kissed her cheek back softly, before me and Marco walked out of the house and into the fresh Italian air.
After we loaded our bags in his car, he drove to the airport. It was rather silent drive, as I was thinking about what would greet me in my past and what things I would find out and learn about my self. I bit my lip and chewed on it slightly. I could feel Marco gazing over at me, every few moments to make sure I was fine.
I was not sure, if I was fine, or not. I knew, many feelings were rushing through my body and mind, in this moment in time. I was not sure if I was more worried, about what was too come, or reliving my own death. 8 times.
Marco reached out, giving my hand a soft squeeze and I closed my eyes softly and squeezed his hand back softly and bit my lip.
3 hours later: We arrived in France and after we re-claimed our bags. Marco drove us a little French Villa, it was pure white outside and beautiful. It was elegant and inside it was spacious but lovely. True French style and it felt welcoming.
Marco smiled softly, seeing the smile slowly creep onto my face, as I looked around before my eyes landing on his and I gave him a soft smile back. “So how does this work?” I asked looking at him.
“We have to open up a portal, and then we get sucked in our past selves and it goes from there.” He said and I nodded.
“I will change.” I said, as I felt bit sweaty from the 3 hour ride. He nodded and he let me go to the bathroom to clean myself up and change into something more comfortable for our journey. After I changed into a clean t-shirt and shorts, I pulled my hair up into a bun before I found him in a room for two.
He took my hand in his and he closed his eyes as he was in deep concentration and it was like wind appeared in the room, even though there were no windows open, the air was bitter cold as it prickled my skin and I closed my eyes as the wind picked up, when I opened them again, a black hole was in the room. It was the portal. Me and Marco took one step forward together...into the dark void..into the past.
This will be quite a challenge! It's a good thing Marco will be there to help her. Can't wait to see what will happen next!
I like challenges as a writer :) and for Bella, it will be on too :) just wait and see how the past lives will play out :) and Yes, otherwise Bella would just be stuck on her own and the past Marco would not have influence over her like the present Marco would.
Okay,I'm completely caught up now,lol
I love the reliving the past live idea. Its so unique and creative. This should defiantly be published. Marco!! Marco!. Mes love him! I swear your writing skills are professional. I just love this story.
I am glad to see you caught up :) I am writing Chapter 9, but it will take some time, before I post it.
I am glad you like that idea :) I must say I found it fitting, rather than just dreaming about her past, or having visions. I took my inspirations slightly from the Fallen and Immortal series and mixed them together. Aww you think so? But Bella belongs to Meyer, so don't want to be stealing her character.
I know :) I love him too, he's too adorable and sweet. You are sweet, thank you :) I am glad you liked it, this comment made my day
Yeah, I guess so :) Mine used to be gone for as few months, as I had too many stories and writers block. I kept some of them, some are finished but some are still in process of being written. Lol I love the gif :)
My computer is stock full of them,lol.
I get it. I came up with this idea when I 13. And I ended up writing 3 books to it over one summer cause of a broken ankle. I re-visit from time to time. My problem was siting down and focusing. :D
ah lol :) well feel free to post more if you want :)
Ah, well at least you sat down and wrote something :) I know how that feels, I hate that too and also writers block
Wow she can go back to the past.
That's awesome!!! Can't wait to find out her whole past!!!
Yeah, her past will be interesting and she will learn a few things about her self and the people she knew :)