The Twilight Saga

Edward left Bella in New Moon and never came back. Now Bella has a plan for moving on with her life

 

 

Disclaimer. ** All characters belong to Stephenie Meyer **
WARNING: **There is direct text from Stephenie Meyers Twilight Saga**
*It is not my intention to steal anything from Stephenie Meyer*

 

 

New Horizon

 


PREFACE

You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward this - the monsters, the enemies.

But how could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one?

How could you, if it was someone you truly loved?

 

 

 

 

Newhorizoncover.jpg picture by idnarval

 


 

Chapter 1: Goodbye Forks

 

“Happy Birthday Bella” Jacob said towering over me as he stood in my doorway. He was holding a pink frosted cupcake in the palm of his hand, lit with a single candle. I smiled up at him, this was the perfect gift -no party, no celebration -just my best friend, a cupcake and a quiet evening in, on my last day in Forks.

 

“Make a wish -preferably before the wax completely covers the thing!” he said teasing.

 

I quickly blew it out, and then stepped aside, letting him in my tiny apartment “Jake, I’m a little old for making wishes. But thank you.” I reached up around his neck, giving him a peck on the check.

“Your only twenty Bella, and your never too old to make a wish!” He answered me, rolling his eyes at the same time.

 

He walked into the kitchen and went to the cupboard where I normally kept my plates, when he opened the door and had a brief moment of shock and then looked around, finding the boxes.

“You already packed up the kitchen?” he sounded a little confused.

 

“Jake, I’ve already packed up the whole apartment” I answered him, fanning out my hand towards the empty space.

 

“Oh” he nodded, slowly dropping his head.

 

“Jake…”

 

“I know, I know. I just thought maybe you would have changed your mind” He cut me off, knowing I would just repeat the same thing that I have been telling him for almost a year now.

 

“Well, I haven’t and I’m sorry”


 

“Don’t be sorry Bella, I’ll just miss you that’s all” he smiled a weak smile at me, trying his best to hid his disappointment.

 

“It’s only college Jake, it’s not like you’ll never see me again” I lied.

 

“Yeah, college in Britain!” he scoffed.

 

“Whatever Jake!” I rolled my eyes and smiled at him, lightly punching him on the shoulder -which still managed to hurt a little.

 

I remembered back to a summer not that long ago when he kissed me without my permission. I unthinkingly punched him in the face and broke my wrist, after that I only had to fight him off for a couple more months before he got over the ridiculous idea of us being together.

 

Thinking about that made me chuckle, so I shook my hand like it really hurt -he remembered too and laughed back, shoving me very lightly on my shoulder, just enough to make me stumble back and laugh a little louder.

 

We split the cupcake and spent the remainder of the night on my tiny sofa talking and watching bad TV.

 

*****


 

The next morning Jake and I drove over to my dad and Sue’s -my step-mom’s house, so the three of them could drive me to the airport to see me off.

 

About a year after Harry Clearwater passed away, Charlie and Sue where married. They both had loved Harry so much, that when he died they ended up spending a lot of time together, and eventually falling in love. They made each other happy and seemed to be perfect for each other, which allowed everyone to accept it so easily, no one looked at it as wrong or in a judging way.

I really like my new step-siblings too, we all got along really well. We were like the brady bunch -minus three.

 

After the long drive to the Seattle airport I had just enough time to check in and say goodbye to my family and best friend.

 

“I love you guys, thank you for driving me” I said to all three of them.

 

“We love you too sweetheart” Sue smiled, holding out her arms for me to hug her. We exchanged a quick hug and a kiss on the check before I let her go.

 

“I love you Bells, I’m really gonna miss you” Charlie grabbed me into a tight hug, his voice was horse as he fought back tears. Hearing him like this broke my self control and I began to weep.

“I love you too dad and I’ll miss you very much” I choked out between breaths. We stood there holding each other for a few minutes, neither of us moving to let go, Jake finally spoke up.

“Bella, your going to miss your plane” he said quietly.

 

“K” I whispered back, moving to let go of my dad. He still held on for a few tight more seconds then let me go, but not before kissing me on the check. “I love you, you call me as soon as you get there” he said sternly, looking me square in the eyes.

 

“K dad, I will. Promise” I tried to smile under he hands that surrounded my face. He bent down and kissed me one last time on the forehead before letting me go.

 

As soon as his hands were off my face Jake picked me up in a bear hug, squeezing me so tight I could barely breath “Jake…can’t….breath….” I managed to get out.

 

He laughed and set me down and then pulled me back into a hug, this time light enough that I could return his affection. I buried my face in his chest as I began to cry again. He was my rock, the one I counted on most in my life and I would miss him terribly. He bent down and kissed me on the top of my head, then resting his check there for a while, until I caught my breath.

 

He pulled me in tightly when I started to pull away, then let me go after giving me another kiss on the head. “Love you Bells”

 

“Love you too Jake” I replied, my breath hitching on the words.

 

I was holding Jakes hand when I started to walk away, neither of us letting go, until we had to when the slack ran out, both our arms falling heavily to our sides when our fingers slipped from each other. I walked threw the gate and turned to look at them one last time whispering the words ‘I love you’, I knew Jake would have heard me, but to my dad and Sue it would have looked like I only mouthed them.

 

I turned and continued to my boarding gate, leaving them and Forks behind me.

 

*****

Once I reached London, I did as I promised and called Charlie to let him know that I had made it safe. We talked for a few minutes before I called to talk to Jake, he sounded happy to hear me but still had sadness in his voice.

 

When I hung up with them I went to the desk to check in for my other flight, the one that would lead out of the UK.

 

(1/11/10)

*****

 

Chapter 2: Volterra

 

Once the plane landed at my final destination, I grabbed my two small bags and headed out of the airport to find a cab. Between the drive and my search it had taken me three hours until I found the place that I had always intended to come.

 

I was scared and nervous, but completely accepting in anything that was to come. I had decided on my fate long ago, it was a decision I had made, and had been planning and intended to keep. So as I walked up to the guards, not letting the hammering in my chest detour me, I confidently walked up to one of the men, looked him square in the eye and said

 

“I am here to speak with Aro”

 

It was just after dusk, dark enough for a vampire to be out in the open, but there were very little people on the street. He looked down at me, with amusement, confusion and shock fleeting across his cold face, then he squinted his eyes at me ever so slightly before answering “Excuse me?”

 

“Please, I must speak with Aro, your master. I have come a very long way, and with the information I hold, I’m sure he would like to speak with me as well.” I said, trying my best to sound confident, as if I actually had something he would want.

 

He continued to look at me with a bewildered expression on his face before looking up at his partner and nodding towards the door. The other vampire gave him a nod in return and went into the castle.

I took in a ragged breath, trying to calm myself. I never really expected it to go this far, I had hoped but didn’t think it would, a new wave of butterfly nervous erupted in my stomach as I tried to keep my breathing and my heartbeat under control.

 

Several minutes had passed, long enough for my nerves to die down, only to be replaced with despair. They were not going to let me in, and I would have to find another way to get what I wanted. All this time and planning was now wasted, and I had no back up plan.

 

The vampire guard must have noticed my change in demeanor, he chuckled softly with a grin “What’s your name?”

 

“Bella” I answered him softly, all hope and confidence from my voice “My name’s Bella” I looked down, trying to squish the urge to run away and cry.

 

He didn’t say anything else, we just stood there continuing to wait, in the dark and silence for someone to return with any news.

 

Finally after what seemed like an hour the other vampire came back out, he walked up to me, looking at the other guard and then telling me “Follow me”

 

I stood there, I was confused, I had been waiting out here for such a long time that I was sure I would be sent home, and when he said ‘Follow me’ it didn’t make sense. After a few seconds of both of them looking at me like I was a crazy lunatic, the guard who had been standing with me finally spoke again.

 

“Bella. Aro will see you now” he said slowly, as though I were a child who needed specific directions to understand, which was apparently the case.

 

“Oh, right. Ok” I mumbled out.

 

They looked at each other and shrugged before walking, one in front of me the other behind. We walked into the castle through the massive wooden doors and down several different halls, making our way deeper and deeper into the castle. After several minutes of walking we finally reached a room, I was shocked to find a human women at the reception desk. She smiled a gentle smile at me and then giggled at the vampire who walked behind me.

 

We walked through the last set of doors before reaching a room. It was round with three large chairs set up in the middle of the room. I recognized the men in them immediately as the vampires from a painted portrait that I once saw.

 

The two guards I had walked with, took me to the center of the room facing the three vampires, one standing on either side of me.

 

The vampire in the middle smiled a kind smile and stood up walking towards me “What is your name dear?” his voice was velvety like all the other’s I had heard, but raspy having an old sound to it.

 

“Bella” I said timidly, tipping my head towards him as if he were royalty.

 

“And why have you come here Bella?”

 

“I..uh..I” I shook my head, I had no idea what to say to him. I knew why I had come, and I knew what I wanted from them, but I had no idea how to explain myself or ask for what I wanted.

 

“Don’t be afraid dear Bella. My name is Aro, you asked for me by name. Now there must be something I can do for you, it’s not everyday a young human girl come’s knocking on the Volturi’s door asking to speak with one of the leaders.” He was still speaking softly, his words kind and curious.

 

“I..I’m sorry…I don’t…know what to say…where to begin….I” I couldn’t form a coherent thought let-alone a sentence.

 

“Why don’t you start by telling me how you’ve come to know my name and where to find me” He smiled a gentle smile.

 

“I knew a family, who had spoke of you and your coven.” I told him, flinching on the word family, hoping he would not ask me any names.

 

“Family? What family do you speak of?” he looked confused, and my chest began to writhe in pain. I had yet to speak any of their names aloud, not even a last name, and my body instinctively began to react on the impending doom, so taking the natural precaution, one that I had become very used to, I tightly wrapped my arms around my chest -in a hopeless effort to hold in and prevent the burn.

 

“Cullen” I whispered out as quickly as I could, wincing at the sound of the word, then tightly clenching my jaw.

 

“Ah, Carlisle. My dear old friend, how is he doing?” He asked apparently oblivious to my pain.

 

“I wouldn’t know, I haven’t seen them in two years.” I told him as calmly as I could, closing my eyes, forcing away the pain and then opening them again to look at Aro’s face.

 

“Ah, I see. And are they why you have come here today?”

 

“No.” I told him flatly -and in complete truth. They were not the reason I had come.

 

“And how’s that?” he asked curiously again.

 

“They are the reason that I know, but not the reason I have come. I came for me.” I was gaining some of my confidence back, remembering why I had come in the first place.

 

“You came for you? And what can we do for you, Bella”

 

“I want you to change me”

 

 

(11/1/10)

*****




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Chapter 3

“I see” the ancient vampire Aro said to me. He looked at me wistfully for a few short seconds then turned to walk towards the throne he had been seated in just moments ago.

“This is ridiculous” one of the others spoke up, he was just as ancient looking as the other two, but had hair so light is was almost the same color as his pale skin. He rose his hand and with a flick of his wrist and spoke to the guards “take this out of my sight.”

“No! Wait…“ I started to speak while instantly having the two guards from the gate grab me, getting ready to usher me out the door. “Please..” I tried to finish.

“Now brother” Aro spoke, effectively stopping the guards in there tracks “let us hear the girl out, after all she did come all this way.” he spun back around to face me again, smiling and raising his hand towards the guards this time. They released me, but didn’t move away.

“Her reasons hardly matter Aro, the fact is, is that she knows, the law claims her.” The blond vampire continued.

“Bella” he indicated to me, not responding to the other vampire.

“I, …I came here in the hopes that you would change me” I stuttered out “but if you won’t, then I have another request.” I paused to take a deep breath before I could continue. I of course knew that if they were not going to change me, the fact that i had let them in on the secret that I knew of there existence, they would never let me leave alive after that. I knew this, sure, but stating it as a request was another thing all together.

“If you won’t change me, then please, when you kill me, all I ask is that you do it quickly.”

They all stared at me in shock, even the one guard next to me, he turned his head towards me so quickly that it made me jump in surprise.

Aro’s booming laughter a moment later was another surprise to me. “Ha, ha, ha! You’re very brave!” he said to me.

“So you knew by coming here today that you would not leave alive? Is that what you would have us believe?” The blond vampire spoke to me directly this time.

“I knew it was a possibility, yes.” I answered him.

“And yet here you stand” Aro indicated towards me with both his hands. “Fascinating.” he said to me with a strange, unsure look on his face. “So what do we do with you now?”

“She knows too much.”

“Yes.” Aro agreed with his brother, then slowly began to walk to me.

Had I honestly expected anything different? I questioned myself now as death approached -pale and cloaked in black like the reaper. Instinctively I recoiled from him, taking a stumbling step back.

“Don’t be disturbed,” he reassured me. “I mean you no harm.” He eyed me with bright interest, lifting one hand out. “May I?” he asked.

Despite Aro’s over politeness, I didn’t believe I really had a choice. I was horrified at the thought of allowing him to touch me, and yet also perversely intrigued by the chance to feel his skin, freezing flesh that had once been such a comfort to me. I raised my hand out to him as a strange wave of excitement eagerly pushed me forward.

He reached out and took my hand, it was hard, but felt brittle -shale rather than the granite I had been anticipating- and even colder than I expected. He firmly held on to my hand, while wrapping the other over top of mine as his filmy eyes smiled down at me, it was impossible to look away.

Aro’s face altered as I watched. He’d been confident upon his approach and in taking my hand, but then it wavered and became first doubt, then incredulity before he calmed it into a friendly mask. “Interesting,” He said aloud while still holding onto my hand, “So very interesting.” he spoke again as he released my hand and drifted back.

“Aro?” the other vampire asked. Aro didn’t speak, instead raised his hands out if front of him; the others relaxed.

Aro continued to drift with a thoughtful expression around the room, his eyes flickering from me to some of the others. Then, abruptly, he shook his head.

“A first,” he said to himself. “I wonder….Jane, dear?” he turned.

At first I thought the tiny vampire was a boy, but the face was too pretty. The wide-eyed, full-lipped face smiled as she drifted to Aro’s side “Yes master” she asked him, her childish voice tinkling around the room.

“I was wondering, my dear one, if Bella here is immune to you.”

Jane turned toward me with a beatific smile; the guard next to me stiffened, and the room fell very quiet.

I meet her gaze, not sure what was happening. Jane was smiling at me now, and it all clicked together. They were testing out their gifts on me, first Aro and now Jane. I shrank back, waiting for whatever was going to happen. I was sure it would be painful.

She glared at me, her jaw clenched with the intensity of her focus.

Nothing happened.

Jane hissed in frustration as Aro began to laugh once again. “Ha, ha, ha! This is wonderful!” he clapped his hands together.

Jane’s upper lip curled back over her teeth as she leaned forward like she was preparing to spring. “Don’t be put out, dear one,” Aro said in a comforting tone, placing a hand on her shoulder. “She confounds us all.”

Whatever was meant to happened, didn’t, and although Aro seemed pleased by this, Jane continued to murderously glare at me.

“Well Bella, it seems you have given us much to consider!” he beamed as he spun back around the room to stand in front of his brothers. He held out his hands toward them, the two that were still seated in their thrones now stood, each one taking a hand. They stood like that for a few moments before the silence was broken.

“What?” the white-haired one hissed.

“Caius, surely you see the potential,” Aro chided him affectionately. “I haven’t seen a prospective talent so promising since we found Jane and Alec! Can you imagine the possibilities when she is one of us?”

Caius, who had been scowling furiously, relaxed.

The room fell silent again as another agonizing moment passed.

Why was this taking so long? I couldn’t figure it out and I didn’t expect it to be such a trial. I grew more and more stressed as the seconds ticked by, wondering how much time would pass before it was too much time, before I was out of time. I took a deep breath; filling my lungs, would it be my last? Would this room be the last of the world I would ever see? Will these people, with the unnerving crimson eyes, be the last I look into?

Does it matter? I asked myself after speculating. I’ve made my peace, I knew there were only two ways out of this for me, both of which I was ok with. I didn’t have a death wish, no, of course I truly wanted to live, but not like this, not anymore.

I wanted to forget, I wanted to be rid of my pain. Pain that I couldn’t -no matter how hard I tried, get rid of. Faces that I wanted to stop seeing, or rather, one face that I wanted to stop seeing.

Human memories faded, and could be forgotten all together once you were changed into a vampire, or so I had been told. And since I did in fact want to live, it seemed the only way to get both, be turned and forget. Or die trying. These were my options, this was why I was here. And that I was ok with.

Today I would finally get what I wanted, what I’ve been waiting for. Peace.

I had been so lost in thought that I didn’t realize that they had finished their discussion; their silent gathering about my fate, and were all looking at me, waiting.

I looked up at Aro, who was quite obviously the leader here, as I expectantly waited with them for him to speak.

Aro smiled, happy again, his eyes bright with excitement. “Do you have any final thoughts or a last request?” he asked me cheerfully.

I felt heavy; weighted as I answered him.

“No.” I simply stated, lowering my eyes, slightly cowering my head as the room settled in around me.

“Don’t fret my dear,” he spoke right next to me now. “It will all be over soon.”

And it was. Everything went black. And then I began to burn.

(11/19/10)
*****
Amazing chapter. Love it :))
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