First part of this is by I_LOVE_EDWARD_CULLEN!!!, & i will tell you once my writing begins.
the ** means she wrote it.
**This is if Edward had met Bella in 1918 and they where both human, before the Spanish influenza epidemic hit.
As I walked to the grocery store I over herd some ladies in front of me gossiping about Chief Swans seventeen year old daughter Isabella moving to Chicago. Chief swan was the police chief for the town of Chicago. Isabella was supposed to arrive here in three days and she was all Chief Swan talked about.
I rolled my eyes at the gossipers.
I went in the store and got the things that my mother wanted that where on the list she gave me. We were having friends over to night because my father got a promotion.
When I got home I helped mother make the food and helped st up the backyard.
All she could talk about was the new girl that was coming in three days.
The guests started to arrive at about five o'clock PM. My friends, josh, Kassi, Lela, mark, and Shelly got there around six and we went up to my bedroom so we didn't have to listen to the 'adult conversations' that they where having.
We all sat on my sofa and bed and talked abut random things.
I was technically the leader of the 'exclusive' group that we had at our school we were considered popular and we rarely invited other people into our group. And the final decision was up to me always.
“so Edward.....” Kassi started
“what is it Kass?” I asked politely
“well I was thinking about that new girl coming, Isabella Swan, and I wondered if we could maybe ask her to join our group. Since shes new and all and she is in an unfamiliar place she needs a few friends.” she said hesitantly
they all stared at me waiting for me to decide.
“we'll see Kass we don't know anything about her for all we know she ma be goth or something.”i said
“okay. And oh I herd that she is coming tomorrow, I herd that her moms flight got rescheduled so shes coming early.” she said enthusiastically
“okay then if she doesn't turn out to be a freak then I'll consider it and if I like her then we'll vote on it.” I said
“yay!!!” she yelled
everyone went home at about ten PM. Once everyone was gone my mother told me to go too bed so I could wake up early.
I sighed and did as I was told. I was surprised at how tired I was and I fell into a dreamless sleep.
The next day I went to pick up my friends at their houses and drove to school.
“so the new girl is coming today.” Kassi said
“yeah I wonder what she looks like.” I said
we where in the High school parking lot now. I looked around at all the familiar cars when I spotted a new one at the far end of the row I was parked on it was a simple black and silver car, and I guessed that it belonged to the new girl.
I said goodbye to my friends and went to my first class. Calculus. I loathed this class the most, it wasn't my greatest subject in the world.
I sighed when I walked in the door.
I went to my desk and put my things away. It was a few minutes till class started so I sketched in my note book absentmindedly
“Um are you Mr. Banner?” an unfamiliar beautiful voice asked from the front of the room.
“yes I am you must be Isabella Swan. Welcome to Chicago High school.” Mr. Banner said
when I herd that the new voice was Isabella's I looked up.
“please call me Bella Mr. Banner.” she said
“well Bella the only open seat left is by Edward so you can take you seat there.” he said
the girl nodded and went to sit in the open space next to me.
She was tall, with brown hair that flowed down to her waist, and milk chocolate brow eyes, she was slim and slightly pale.
She was wearing a skin tight deep blue blouse and a khaki colored skirt and deep blue knee-high boots.
She was stunning, she was beautiful and she was sittings next to me.
When she sat down she looked at me slightly then looked towards the teacher who had started the lesson.
Our desk was in the middle-second to the front row, and all the boys where starring at her. Including me.
When class ended all-to soon I said, “hello I'm Edward Mason. Your name is Isabella right?”
“hello Edward. And please call me Bella.”she said with a smile on her lips.
“okay Bella.” I smiled back
“do you know where Mr. Markus's history class is?” she asked
“thats my next class I can walk you there.”i said enthusiastically
as I walked her to our next class I noticed five boys walking behind us starring at both of us but mostly her.
“so...do you like Chicago?” I asked
“yes and no. I like the sun and the town but I miss my mom and step-dad.” she explained
“oh well okay, I would miss my mom too.” I said
she smiled a dazzling smile at me, and I smiled back automatically.
We sat by each other in history and in Spanish. It was weird how she had all my classes ant the same times.
“do you want to sit with me and my friends at lunch?”i asked her.
“sure I would love to.”she said sweetly with a smile on her face.
We got our food and went to sit at my regular table with the others.
Josh, and Mark starred at Bella open-mouthed. The others starred at me.
“guys this is Bella Swan shes new here.” I said “Bella this is josh, Kassi, Lela, mark, and Shelly.” I introduced them
“hi Bella.” everyone said still surprised. Probably because of her beauty.
“hi.” she said and sat in the chair next to me.
“do you like Chicago?”Kassi asked her.
“yes...and no. I like the sun and the town but I miss my mom and step-dad.” she explained again
“well I hope you stay for a while.”Kassi said
“I'm going to finish High School here so I'll be here for two more years then I'm off to college.” she said
“cool.” Kassi said
“hey Edward are we coming over tonight or what?” Josh whispered In my ear too low for Bella to hear.
“yea come on over I think I'll invite Bella too.” I said a grin spreading across my face
“okay I'll tell the others you ask Bella.” he said then he wrote a note saying that they where coming over to my house after school.
“hey Bella everyone is coming over to my house today after school to hang out. Do you want to join us?” I asked
“Umm sure I guess so. I don't have any other plans, so okay.” she said with a slight smile on her face.
In the rest of our classes she sat by me. I couldn't keep my eyes of her face, her hair, her perfect body. She didn't seem to notice me starring at her, she looked like she was deep in thought all day.
“follow me to my house if you still want to come and hang out.” I said as I walked her to her black and silver car.
“okay I will meet you there,” she said
I ran to my car where everyone was waiting for me.
“so Bella's in the group?” Kassi asked me.
I smiled and said “yes if she wants to. I like her she'll fit in nicely.” a smile on my face
“okay. Are you going to ask her or do want one of us too?” she asked
“i think I'll ask her since she met me first.” I chuckled
“okay.” she said
we were at my house now waiting for Bella to pull up. She smiled and waved at us.
She when she walked over to us I noticed just how GRACEFUL she was. How had I not noticed THAT! She was perfect.
This was new to me because I never really noticed girls before I was too focused on joining the war, I don't know why I was noticing Bella now but I didn't really care rite now.
“hi.” she said
“hi Bella.” Mark said. He was starring open-mouthed at her. And so was Josh. I glared at them but they didn't seem to notice.
She noticed, and then she blushed. The faint pink in her cheek was a perfect accent to her beauty
I led them all up to my room. I said a quick hello to mother and told her that the new girl Bella Swan was over.
She was happy that I was making the Swan girl feel welcome in our town.
I went back up to my room with the others. Bella was sitting on my long couch with mark and Josh on either side of her. Great they took the best spots.
But luckily I had a bean-bag chair rite by her feet so I took my seat there.
We talked about our classes and homework, how Bella was liking Chicago. Then Kassi slid me a not that no one else saw.
Ask her if she wants to be in the group Edward I don't know why you haven't brought it up yet.
PS: stop starring at her you look like you are about to start DROOLING!!!
I sighed found a pen and said:
Okay okay stop badgering me I'll ask her!!!
PS:I'm not going to drool!!
she let out a small giggle then threw the note away.
“so Bella. You see we have a sorta 'group' and we rarely invite people to be a part of it. So I was wondering if you wanted to be in it. Our 'group' I mean.” and smiled at her
she thought for a minute with a surprised look on her face.
“Umm sure I guess. I've never really had real friends, so I guess I could be in your group.”she said
'I've never really had real friends' what was that supposed to mean. Who wouldn't be friends with her?
“what do you mean you haven't had any real friends?” Kassi asked concerned
“well the last town I lived in was Houston Texas and I did have a lot of friends but they just hung out with me because they ether thought I was beautiful and rich or for my popularity. It got pretty messed up I didn't have friends that liked me for me not because of those meaningless things.” she sighed
“oh well I didn't know that. I promise you that thats not why we asked you to be in our group.” she said then smiled at her reassuringly.
“thanks Kassi that means a lot to me.” she said
“any time Bella.” she said
“Edward son can you please come down here right now?!” My mother yelled at the foot of the stairs.
“coming mother! I'll be rite back.” and I ran out the door.
“Edward why don't you ask your friends to stay for dinner I would love to meet Miss. Swan.” she said
“i will ask them mother.” I replied and ran back up the stairs and into my room.
“ Hey my mother wants to know if you guys wanted to stay for dinner?” I asked
“ I can stay.” Kassi said
“so can I.” Josh said
“ I know I can.” said Mark still starring at Bella. He had a bit of drool in the corner of his mouth.
I laughed at him.
“ I can stay too.” Lela said.
“same here.” Shelly said
“what about you Bella?” I asked her.
“Umm I guess I can stay. Just let me go tell my dad that I'm eating over here, so he can get some take-out.” she said
“okay we'll wait till you get back. I'll go tell my Mother that all of you are staying.” I said and I walked downstairs Bella following close behind.
“ I'll be back in a little while.” she said
“okay.” and she walked out the door.
When she got back we all sat at the table, and mother said some new prayers:
“Father god, thank you for this meal, thank you for allowing us to be surrounded by friends. And thank you for having Bella come into our lives. AMEN.”
“amen.” we all said. Then we started eating. My mother was mainly talking to Bella, asking her how she liked Chicago, how long she was staying, where she lived before she came here exc... mostly the same questions that we had asked her.
“So Bella how old are you?” My mother asked. I starred at her in shock, she had NEVER asked ANY of my friends that this was weird.
“I'm 17. why?” she asked.
“oh no reason. I thought you where older, you are so mature.” she said
Bella laughed, it sounded like shimmering bells, it was the most beautiful sound that I had ever herd.
“what?” my mother asked.
“oh its that my mom says that I was born 35 and that I get more middle-aged every year.” she laughed again.
We all chuckled along with her.
When we were done eating they all had to go home. Bella was the last to leave my mother was still talking to her.
Then she came around the corner and said “I'd better get home my Father is waiting for me.” she walked up to me and did something surprising. She kissed me on the cheek.
“wh-what was that f-for?” I stammered
“for acting like a REAL friend to me. Thank you SO much!” then she hugged me.
“anytime.” I said
then she let go and walked towards the door.
“i loved dinner Mrs. Mason. See you tomorrow Edward.” she said and she walked out the door.
“shes a nice girl.” my mother said
“yes she is.” I agreed with her.
“shes pretty too.” she hinted
“yes she is.” I repeated without thinking. Then blushed and ran up to my room.
The next morning I hurried off to school. I wanted to see Bella again. She was the star of my dreams last night and it was hard not to go over the speed limit.
I was one of the first ones to school. And to my surprise Bella was already here. She was leaning against the hood of her car with a book in her hands.
I killed the engine got out of my car and walked over to her.
“hey!” I called
“oh hey Edward I didn't know you got here this early?” she said questioningly
“well... I don't usually. My mother woke me up early because she had to go somewhere. Do you get here early every day?” I asked
“yes I'm an early riser and I tend to get up very early, and its quiet here so I read till its time for class,” she explained
“cool.” was all I said.
She smiled her dazzling smile at me.
“when do the others usually get here?” she asked
“about 15 minutes before the first bell.” I said
“okay then we have about 30 minutes.” she said
“yeah I guess.” I replied
“your mother is very nice.” she said.
“yeah shes the best.” I agreed
“and she is an AMAZING cook.” she said
“yeah, but sometimes she can get a little bit TOO creative.” I chuckled
“my mother is the same way.” she sighed
I laughed again.
We talked, and joked and laughed some more. I didn't notice that people were starting to arrive until I heard mine and Bella's name being called.
“Edward! Bella!” Kassi called waving at us.
We walked over to where the five of them stood.
“SO, whats up?” she said
“oh nothing we both got here a little early and started talking, and lost track of time.” I said with a smile.
“thats cool. Well its time for class see you at lunch!” she said as she ran towards her first class. Then the others went to their classes.
“want to walk to class with me?” I asked Bella.
“sure.” she said.
Then we walked together to our next class. Today was just like yesterday I walked with her to our classes and sat by her at lunch, then walked her to our final classes.
“are you coming over today?” I asked her hopefully.
“No, sorry when I got up this morning Charlie was a little sick and we have a doctors appointment today. They hired an excellent doctor that we are going to see.” she said
“oh well I hope you father gets better. I've herd that the Spanish Influenza has reached Chicago and I hope you father doesn't have it.” I said, without thinking about what I was doing I kissed her on the cheek.
We both blushed.
“what was that for?” she asked surprised
“for g*** luck.” I said.
“ oh well...thanks.” she said and smiled a dazzling smile then walked away.
As I walked over to my car I saw that my friends where there waiting on me.
“is Bella coming over today?” Josh asked
“no her dad is sick and she had to take him to the doctor” I explained.
“oh well I hope he gets better.” he said.
“yeah me too. Did you hear that the Spanish Influenza has spread to Chicago?” I asked them.
“yeah my mother told me that one of her friends here just died from it.” Shelly said.
“huh. Well I hope that Chief Swan doesn't have it.” I said then got in my car and drove home.
The next day Bella wasn't at school. I was worried so when the day ended I went over to her house. She was home but her father wasn't.
I knocked on her door twice.
After two minutes she opened the door. She had red circles under her eyes like she had been crying.
“Bella? What happened? Is Charlie okay?” I asked her.
“No Charlie is not okay.” she sobbed “he has The Spanish Influenza!” she said sobbing more.
I wrapped my arms around her, and she started sobbing in my chest.
“I'm so sorry Bella, is there anything I can do to help?” I asked.
“no I'm okay I just hope that he doesn't die!” she said letting a big sob out.
I walked her over to the couch and we both sat down. She was still sobbing uncontrollably.
“shh Bella shh.”i said trying to soothe her.
She still didn't stop.
“Bella I have to go now my mother will be worried.” I said after a few hours of her sobbing.
“o-o-okay.” she stuttered between sobs.
Tomorrow was Saturday and I promised her that I would come over first-thing in the morning.
She nodded and walked me to the door, still sniffing.
“thank you for coming Edward.”she said in a shaky voice then she kissed me on the cheek.
“no problem Bella.” I said “I'll be back tomorrow.” I said then I went back home fighting back tears. Seeing Bella like that was painful she looked so... so vulnerable. I didn't like it. I hope her father gets better.
When I got home my mother was waiting in the hallway.
“EDWARD ANTHONY MASSON! Where were you?! I was worried sick!” she yelled.
“Bella wasn't at school today so I went to check on her at her house. When I got there she said that her father had the Spanish Influenza and she started crying so I stayed with hr till she calmed down a bit and I came home,” I said “i am sorry that I made you worried mother I should have come home and told you before I went to Bella's house.” I said
“oh Edward thats horrible I hope he gets better.”she said then came and hugged me.
“mother I promised her that I would go back tomorrow is that okay?” I asked her.
“of course Edward.” she said.
“thank you mother. I am going to bed now it's been a long day and I am exhausted.” I said with a yawn.
“okay dear goodnight,” she said. And I went up to bed.
“mother I am going to Bella's now!” I called to her in the kitchen.
“okay son don't be out too late!” she called back.
I walked out to my car and drove to Bella's house.
As soon as I knocked on the door she opened it. She didn't have red circles under her eyes instead they were purplish, like she didn't get enough sleep.
“Bella did you sleep well?” I asked worriedly.
“no not really, after you left I got a call from the hospital they said that I could visit my father, so I went and stayed there most of the night, I didn't get back till four o'clock this morning.” she explained.
“oh well when did you get to sleep?” I asked
“at about five thirty AM.” she said then she yawned.
“you need more sleep. I could come back later if you want.” I offered.
“no I'm fine.” she said with another yawn. “come in. come in its freezing outside.” she said
then she pulled me over to the couch.
“is your father any better?” I asked her.
“yes he doesn't look as bad as last time.” she said with a small on her lips.
“thats good maybe he will recover.” I said
“hopefully.” she sighed.
“are you sure that you don't want to take a nap?” I asked.
“I'm sure.” she said.
Then the phone rang.
“hello?” Bella said when she answered.
The person on the other line said something and Bella smiled.
“thank you doctor!” she said then hung the phone up.
“the doctor says that my Father will be fine.” she said with a bright smile.
“thats great!” I said and I threw my arms around her.
She hugged me back and said. “ they said I could come to see him again do you want to come with me?” she asked.
“sure sounds great.” I said smiling.
“okay do you want to take my car or yours?” she asked.
“why don't we take my car?” I suggested.
“okay then you can drive.” she said grinning.
“lets go.” I said then walked out to my car with Bella beside me.
When we got to the Hospital I was shocked to see that it was filled with Influenza patents. There were hundreds in the lobby and In the halls.
“right through here.” the receptionist said and we followed her down the tightly packed hallways.
“here we are.” she said and left us in an all but empty room.
“hello father.” Bella said.
“Bells how are you?” Chief Swan asked eying me warily.
“good. What about you?” she said.
“better than I felt yesterday.” he said.
“that good.” she said
“hello Chief Swan. My name is Edward Mason.” I introduced myself.
“hello Edward it a pleasure to meet you.” he said in a weird tone.
Bella rolled her eyes and said “he's a friend from school dad. And hes JUST a FRIEND” she said putting emphasis on 'just' and 'friend'.
“oh okay.” he said grinning.
She rolled her eyes again and sighed.
We stayed and talked for a while then I mentioned to Bella that my mother would be worried and we left.
I dropped Bella off at her house and promised to come back the next day then I went home.
I went to bed early that night absolutely exhausted.
My good dream about Bella turned into a total nightmare.
We where walking down the hall in the hospital that was filled with Influenza patients, only now as I walked by the sick people I saw that on my right side all the patients looked like Bella, and on my left they all looked like me. Then I woke up sweating and coughing erratically. This was not a good sign.
I went back to sleep but still saw the same pictures in my head. Then finely the sun came up. I was too stiff to get out of bed so I just laid there till my Mother came in to see why I was still in bed.
“ I'm too stiff to get up and I have a terrible cough.” I managed to choke out, my throat hurt like heak.
“I already called a doctor your father said he felt the exact same way.” she said
“okay.” I said then I leaned my head against the bed post.
I didn't notice that I was asleep until I felt my mother shaking me and telling me to wake up.
I opened my eyes to see a pale blond man sitting next to me.
His hair was light blond and his eyes were a soft gold with light purple bruises under them . He was as pale as a sheet. And he was very very beautiful. He was touching my wrist to check my pulse and I noticed that his fingers where like ice.
I shuttered at his cool touch.
“sorry.” he said “my name is Dr. Carlisle Cullen.” he said.
“nice to meet you.” I choked out.
He turned to my mother and said. “ I'm sorry Mrs. Mason but both your son and your husband have the Spanish Influenza.” he stated.
She started to cry we all knew that the chance of recovering where 1 in 10000. and I had a feeling that I wasn't going to be the 1 I was going to be part of the 10000. and so was my father.
“Mrs. Mason I called the hospital and they are sending an escort so you can get them there quick. I have to go to Chief Swans house.” Dr. Cullen said.
“wait what happened to Bella?” I said sitting up.
“on the report they said she felt the same way that you and your father do now.” he said.
Then tears left my eyes and I put my head in my hands. “she might have the Influenza.” I said between sobs.
“you know her?” he asked
“yes we're friends I was just at her house yesterday after going with her to visit her father. He has th Influenza but he seems to be getting better.” I explained wiping the tears from my eyes.
“well we don't know for sure yet.” he said
then my mother let out a raspy cough like that sounded like the ones that I had.
"Mother, maybe you should let Dr. Cullen check you.” I said
“no I'm fine son it's just a cold.” she said with another cough.
“okay mother.” I said.
I went to sleep again and had the same dream as last night all patients waiting to die on ether side of me with mine and Bella's face.
I woke up in the hospital sweating. I felt horrible.
I herd a small moan to the right of my bed. I turned my aching head towards the sound. And I was shocked beyond belief!
It was Bella.
She looked so pale paler then she used to be and she had dark circles under her chocolate brown eyes that where so dark that you barley see her pupils. Her face was twisted in pain as she breathed.
“Bella?” I choked out.
She slowly turned her head in my direction. Her beautiful face twisted in pain.
“Edward?” she gasped in horror.
“Bella what happened?” I asked in a strained voice.
“two days ago I had a bad cough then it went away for a few hours then it started up again and it got worse thats when I phoned the doctor. When he arrived he instantly said that I had the influenza.” she said then started coughing erratically. Her nose started to bleed.
When the coughing slowed down she said in a whisper “I'm gonna die from this I know I am.” she said it with acceptance no fear in her voice from this conclusion that she had drawn.
“ I think I am too” I said with a sigh.
“no I don't THINK I'm going to die I KNOW that I'm going to die” she stated.
Then I fell asleep once again.
And I had the same dream once again.
I woke up and I ached worse than before and when I looked to my right my mother was on the bed next to me. Pale and taking short shallow breaths.
Then I looked over to Bella who was asleep.
“No. No. Edward don't leave me.” she said
I was confused her eyes were shut and she looked asleep. Then I realized, she talks in her sleep. I laughed a hard shaky laugh.
“Edward, I love you.” she said sleepily.
A jolt of pleasure went through my sore body. She said she loved me and that she didn't want me to leave.
Her bed was so close to mine that I could easily grab her left hand and keep it securely in my right.
I listened to her talk in her sleep for hours then finally I slipped into a dreamless sleep the first I'd had in days, it was very peaceful.
When I woke up I saw that Bella was still asleep but my mother was awake.
Then Dr. Cullen walked in the room with a worried expression.
My mothers breathing was very shallow as she glared at him and yelled “Save him!” in a hoarse voice.
“ I'll do everything in my power.” he promised taking her hand.
“You must.” she insisted “you must do everything in YOUR power. What others cannot do, that is what you must do for my Edward.”
I didn't know what she was talking about but, suddenly her breathing became fast and then finally stopped all together.
A tear made it's way out of my eye as I watched Dr. Cullen wheel her to the morgue then he returned to me.
He leaned down and whispered in my ear, “ I am going to save you Edward and by doing that I have to make you like me.” he said as he started to unhook me from all the tubes.
“NO! You need to save Bella! She doesn't deserve to die!” I rasped
“Edward I will try to save the both of you.” he promised unhooking Bella from her tubes.
Then suddenly he picked her up and slung her across his back then picking me up and jumping out the window.
I waited for the impact that would surly kill us but it never came instead in its place was a soft thump.
Then we were flying. Or at least it felt like it.
We came up to a big stone house with a stair case that went to the second floor to a balcony, and plants all around it.
He dashed up the steps and through the door. then I was on a large bed with Bella beside me she was still asleep.
“this will hurt a bit but I promise it will stop.” he said then something sharp plunged into my neck then it felt like I was burning. I screamed and thrashed and I saw Dr. Cullen lean next to Bella's sleeping form bite down the release after a few seconds. She tensed up, her fists clenched as tight as her jaw put she didn't utter a sound, while I was screaming and thrashing around she just stayed tensed, still, and quiet.
Then I blacked out. The sensation that I was burning never went away and I was still screaming and thrashing and asking for someone to kill me.
THE TRANSFORMATION FROM B's POV THIS WILL EXPLAIN IT ALL.THEN I'LL GO BAK TO E's POV.
The last thing I remember from before I went into a deep sleep my dreams where of Edward. This was strange I had never dreamed of him before.
He was walking away from me and I ran after him but I couldn't catch up I called out to him telling him to come back but he never turned then finally as he neared the end of the hall I stopped and said “Edward, I love you.” he tuned around, but then the dream shifted I was reading a note.
KEEP STILL AND CLENCHED NO MATTER WHAT. DO NOT SCREEM DO NOT MOVE EVEN IF YOU ARE IN PAIN YOU WILL ONLY HURT THE OTHERS AROUND YOU AND YOU DONT WANT THAT.
I read it over and over then out of nowhere I felt a pain like fire in my neck.
I shut down all my muscles, ground my teeth together and clenched both my jaw and fists. I suddenly understood what the mysterious note from my dream.
Beside me I heard someone screaming for someone to kill them and I felt the bed shake from the thrashing beside me.
If they where experiencing the same burning that I was then I could understand the screaming and the thrashing. But I absolutely HAD to keep still. Along with the screaming I herd a small voice beside me and I felt someone holding my hand. The person was saying something that sounded like apology's directed mainly towards the person screaming in pain.
I didn't know how long the pain lasted it could have been, hours, days or even years but eventually, time began to mean something again.
I noticed that I could think AROUND the pain. I herd soft breaths on my left and the screaming continued on my right. I noticed that the one screaming was male.
I counted the soft breaths of the person beside me.
Four thousand nine hundred and sixty-seven breathes later, the fire in my finger tips and toes began to fade but it just added to the fire in my heart.
It picked up a couple beats and so did the heart-beat on my right. The fire was totally gone in up to my knees and elbows. But the fire just went to my already fast beating heart.
Then suddenly the fire was totally gone except for in my chest then it seemed to burn out and my heart beat once, stuttered twice and beat its last beat.
At first the only thing I could comprehend was that the fire was GONE actually gone. I was relieved. Then I opened my eyes and gasped.
I could see EVERYTHING every pigment in the paint on the ceiling, I could see the light spectrum where the lamp's light shown on the wall, I could see an odd eight colored rainbow in the light from the lamp.
Then I looked to my left and I saw Dr. Carlisle Cullen sitting beside me looking surprised. I smiled warmly at him, and he smiled slightly in return.
I looked to my right and was shocked to see Edward starring up with his blood red eyes instead of the beautiful emerald green that I loved.
Then feeling my gaze he shifted his gaze towards me.
He gasped and twisted off the bed In a move that was so swift and so fast it didn't exist, he landed in a defensive crouch against the wall and let out a small low growl.
I gasped, jumped up and got into a protective crouch in front of Dr. Cullen so that if Edward attacked I would be the one to get hurt and not him.
I let out a warning snarl and he looked taken aback.
He straitened out of his crouch but I kept my protective stance in front of Dr. Cullen.
“Bella Is that you?” he asked surprised
“yes its me, Edward who else could it be?” I said
“you look different.” he said
“i could say the same for you.” I stated looking him over. He was pale as a sheet and all his features where perfected all over. And the biggest difference was that he had blood red eyes.
Dr. Cullen cleared his throat and stood up, after making sure that Edward was not a threat I straitened up and flipped off the bed and landed beside Dr. Cullen.
He looked at me in alarm and took a step back. I starred at him confused. “ Is something wrong?” I asked in a voice that sounded like bells.
“you aren't going to attack me?” he said
“No of course not Dr. Cullen why would I you didn't do anything to me.” I said
he just starred at me in amazement.
“what happened to us?” Edward suddenly asked.
“yes what DID happen to us I just remember being asleep then a sharp pain in my neck then burning for who knows how long.” I stated.
He waved us over to a couch in the corner and sat on the end and gestured for us to sit with him.
I flashed over to the couch and sat down next to him before Edward could so I could protect him better if Edward decided to attack.
“we are vampires?” he asked suddenly.
What? Wat led him there? Vampires are myths!
“how did you know?” Dr. Cullen asked surprised.
“you just said it.” he said
“No I didn't.” he said
“Edward he didn't say anything I would have herd it.” I said.
“well thats what I just herd Dr. Cullen say.” he said.
“please call me Carlisle. And I didn't say that out loud.” he said then he looked like he was concentrating very hard on Edward.
“yes I can here you just fine.” he suddenly said.
“well I guess you have the gift of MINDREADING young Edward. You see some vampires have special powers beyond the norm of our kind. Edward can you read Bella's mind?”he asked
“No I cant I only hear you.” he said
“well Bella you might be a shield.” he stated
“a shield?” I asked confused
“yes that means you can block other vampires gifts that take place in the mind and some times outside if you have a physical shield. But you only have on gift mainly.” he explained.
Then suddenly something flashed in my mind. I saw me, Edward, and Carlisle in the woods running. I gasped and fell over.
I breathed heavily. “ I think I just saw something. Something thats going to happen. We were all in the woods running.” I gasped
“well Bella it seems you have an extra gift.” Carlisle said appalled.
“um oh my.” I stuttered. I could see the future!
Edward shifted uncomfortably.
“oh you two must be very uncomfortable with your thirst.” he said and he stood up in a flash. I stood with him and said “ I'm not thirsty.” I stated
“What?”he asked appalled
“ I'm not thirsty.” I repeated.
“theres no burn in your throat?” he asked
“no not at all.” I said
“well I know I'm thirsty lets go.”
unthinkingly I grabbed Edwards hand.
A feeling like electricity coursed through my body. It was not an unpleasant feeling.
Once I grabbed his hand he dropped it like I had shocked him. He let out a low menacing hiss.
“What did I do?” I asked him.
The hiss stopped as he said “What was THAT?” he asked.
“you felt it too?” I asked surprised.
“you mean the electricity?” he asked.
“yeah I felt it. Why did you react like that?” I asked
“i don't know, It just surprised me I guess.” he shrugged.
“Umm Bella. You seem quite controlled for a newborn.” Carlisle stated.
“what do you mean?” I asked
“well as you saw with Edward newborns will try to attack even if nothing is threatening them. Most of the time they try to destroy everything in their way.” he explained “ this is very strange that you are not thirsty, and that you protected me from Edward instead of attacking me.” he said.
“well I guess I'm just different.” I shrugged.
“okay tell me do you want to stay with me and be 'vegetarian' as in drink only animal blood or do you want to go off on your own and drink human blood?” he asked hesitantly.
“i will stay with you Carlisle. I do not relish the thought of taking a human life for my own desires.” I stated. Then I looked over to Edward waiting for his answer, I did not want him to leave I wanted him to stay here with me.
He sighed and said “ if Bella stays then I will stay. And I also don't relish the thought of taking a humans life.”
a smile flashed across my face then I threw my arms around him. He hugged me back then said “Umm Bella could you please loosen your grip you might crush me if you hug any tighter.” he said with a hard chuckle.
I dropped my arms quickly and put them behind my back and said “oops sorry.”
“Bella don't be upset newborns are always very very strong.” Carlisle explained.
“can we PLEASE go hunting I am parched.” Edward said.
“okay lets go follow me.” he said then he dashed at inhuman speed down the stairs and into the forest.
I held out my hand for Edward to take, then hand-in-hand we dashed out the door following Carslile's scent through the woods.
When we found him he was sitting on a log waiting for us.
I dropped Edward's hand as Carlisle walked over to us. When I was holding his hand desire riped through me, I wanted him and I wanted him now. But we were on a hunting trip and I didn't want to postpone it for my pleasure.
“okay you two, close your eyes and listen.” we closed our eyes and ranged our hearing out away from us. “ know what do you hear?” he asked us. I heard seven large heartbeats to the west, “ I hear seven strong heartbeats to the west.” I said.
“i only hear one to the west.” Edward said confused.
“well I hear seven clear as day.” I countered.
“okay you two smell the air. What do you smell?” he asked.
I directed my senses to the west and I smelled a delicious with a small edge to it. My eyes flashed open and I dashed toward it as fast a could, I was there within seconds. I felt Edward behind me as I slid into my hunting crouch. I was right there were seven mountain lions here one in the clearing and six about seventy feet into the woods.
Edward lunged for the one in the clearing. And I went past them and went for the biggest one in the other clearing that was seventy feet back. I was done with three before Edward came into the clearing lunging at one.
I took note of his ripped bloodstained shirt and pants, and his blood smeared face.
I looked down at my clothes they where spotless and I didn't even have a hair out of place. I wiped my mouth and licked the blood off my hand and I made my way back to Carlisle.
He looked at me with a shocked expression. “what?” I asked looking down.
“did you not hunt?” he asked
“i did hunt I had three mountain lions.” I said. I herd Edward running towards us.
“but your hair isn't even messed up how did you hunt so fast and neat?” he asked me
“i don't know. I asked that same question in my head when I saw Edwards hair, face and clothes.” I looked at him again. “hey Edward how many did you get?” I asked him
“well I got about two and I'm full. How many did you get?”he asked me
“three. See I TOLD you there where seven.” I said
“where where they?” Carlisle asked me.
“well first one that Edward said he smelled was about four miles out and then the other six where about seventy feet back.” I said.
“well Edward I can explain why you could only hear and smell one. You see vampires can only hear and smell about four miles all around them. But I don't understand how YOU could hear them Bella.” he said.
huh maybe I have super-super hearing” I said with a chuckle.
“well it is possible.” he said
suddenly a picture filled my mind, Edward in his hunting crouch lunging at two stray hikers and killing both of them within seconds. I gasped.
I could not let this happen, he would never forgive himself. Too fast for them to follow I dashed behind Edward and pinned him to the forest floor by his arms and legs.
He thrashed under my grip. Then suddenly a light breeze entered the clearing we were in and I smelled the most revolting scent. It was human.
Edward's red eyes suddenly looked crazed and hungry. He thrashed harder under my grip, but I was stronger than him somehow and I didn't even budge.
“Carlisle!” I screamed “help me. Cover his mouth and nose !” I yelled. He just stood there frozen.
“ugh” I grunted. Then I did the only thing I could think of. I leaned my head down and kissed him with enough force to crush a humans head.
He stopped thrashing once my lips met his and kissed me back.
I broke the kiss and jumped up pulling him with me when I couldn't smell the hikers any more, so I knew Edward couldn't ether.
He looked at me shocked.
“your welcome” I said breathless from the kiss.
“Bella how did you DO that!” Carlisle exclaimed.
“what?” I asked
“pin Edward down like that with the scent of humans in the air.” he said
“it was easy. I had a vision of Edward killing the two hikers and I couldn't let him do that, he would never forgive himself if he did. I don't even know HOW he could want to follow that REVOLTING scent yuck!” I made a sour face.
“REVOLTING? That was the most DELICIOUS scent I have ever smelled!” he yelled appaled. **