I hoped that I would soon have a new beginning, a better place to be in. Somewhere with challenges, no servants following me everywhere, and a real family that cares about me. I wonder if there is really that kind of place for me to escape my own home, or should I say castle. I am so sick of being a princess. What an unfair and hard life. And all the other people outside the kingdom think that I am a lucky little girl to be royal. But of course, they’re wrong. What do they know? Practically nothing I guess. I have a good feeling that it would be a pretty good theory.
Chapter 1 - Waking Up
I am so desperate.
Now that I ran away from my home to Earth, I’m stuck here for a while. No turning back. Sigh. Why didn’t I go to the Sun or something? I glanced at it. The Sun Prince would love it if I came there. Oh yea. I just remembered. He was supposed to be my new…new husband. Ugh. I am totally not fond of him. Never mind wishing that I went to the Sun. I am currently glad that I picked Earth.
Ok. Now I am more distressed. Why aren’t there any people around here? In my books, the pictures were always filled with humans. Maybe it’s because of the place I’m in. Oh! There’s a sign. Great. I am in Alaska. Somewhere with not a lot of people. Now how am I supposed to find a real family?
I sniffed the air. I caught a scent. Vampires? What are they doing here? I do have an excellent taste in choosing a safe place, don’t I? Even though I can’t, er, get killed or something, I turned into a vampire myself, making my eyes gold. Vampires’ eyes are supposed to be red, if they drink human blood. I prefer animal. I don’t know why I did it, but I followed the vampire scent. It led to a
nearby forest. Well, I would just have to hunt. I caught the scent of a coyote. I crept closer to it. It looked like it was running from something, not chasing a little animal. I arranged myself into a crouching position and I sprang. I caught it and we collided behind a tall bush. I drank deeply. It tastes so wrong, but I had to, um, have it for dinner so I just drank. Boy, am I thirsty! I started to feel a bit sorry for the poor creature.
The servants would never let me have coyote blood for a meal. Finally, I was done. I stood up. I looked down. Good. My blue dress did not get ruined. I liked it. It was one of my favorite ones. I felt pairs of eyes on me. I looked behind me and saw seven vampires staring at me. I walked toward them cautiously. I saw that their eyes were gold. Weird.
They prefer animal too?
“Um. Did you know staring is impolite?”
One of them chuckled. He thinks I’m funny. How nice. No one back at the castle thought I was funny.
“I am Carlisle. And this is Esme, Edward, Emmett, Rosalie, Alice, and Jasper,” The vampire that laughed said.
“Hello. My name’s Jessica, but call me ‘Jess’. I suppose that coyote was to be yours?”
Emmett gave a booming laugh. “Mine, actually.”
“Well, sorry, I guess,” I didn’t mean it.
The one called Edward said, “Hmm. I can’t read your mind.”
“Er. Are you supposed to?”
“Well, yes. It’s weird because it’s only your mind and my wife’s mind that I can’t read.”
“Then, excellent!” I beamed. This is so nice. I love them already. They laughed. The one that is Alice gave a little gasp and her eyes look all blank. Then, she smiled at me. Then she looked pleadingly to the others. Edward nodded and smiled.
“I see that we would have a great relationship.” She said.
Huh? What in the world?
“Alice saw that you would be our sister,” Edward explained to me. Oh, of course. Alice is a fortune teller. Edward read her mind. Wow. A family so soon. And they looked nice enough.
“Well, let’s go!” Alice said with a lot of enthusiasm. “Bella and Renesmee are waiting for us!”
“Bella is Edward’s wife and Renessmee is their daughter,” Esme explained to me.
“And where are we going?”
“To you new home, of course. We already have a room for you,” Rosalie said.
“Err wait, I…” I started. But they ignored me. Alice started pulling me out of the forest. We started running. South. We passed Canada after a few minutes. Soon, we are in Washington. We stopped at a river and we jumped over. I saw a pretty white house. We stopped in front of it.
“Welcome to Forks!” Jasper said.
“And welcome to your new home!” Carlisle said.
I had to admit. It is a pretty house. Ugh. Something smells disgusting. I wrinkled my nose. Carlisle saw.
“Oh yes. Apparently we have werewolves as friends. Sorry if the smell bothers you.”
“It’s all right. I’ll get used to it,” And I was right. The smell smells better to me already. That’s one of the up-sides of being the princess of the universe.
“Come on. They’re waiting,” Rosalie said.
I heard a little heart pumping. I sniffed the air. Human blood? No. Something different. Oh. Half human, half vampire? Must be it. But how?
“Ah. We forgot. No wonder you’re confused,” Jasper said.
I raised an eyebrow.
“My gift is to sense feelings and to control them. Anyway, Renessmee…”
“…is a half vampire, half human,” I finished the sentence. They stared at me.
“You know, it’s kind of obvious.”
“How did you know?” Another vampire was outside the door, carrying a little child. She must be Bella, and the baby, Renessmee.
I shrugged. “I read,” I said simply.
“This is Bella and Renessmee,” Edward introduced, though the others seemed to want to interrupt.
“And Bella, this is Jessica, who would like us to call her ‘Jess’.”
I smiled sweetly. Bella smiled back at me.
“We already know you were coming. Alice told us that you would be in Alaska. So, they went for you,” Bella said.
They went to all the way to Alaska to get me? Wow. They must care about me so much.
They smiled. All of them. Why aren’t they my real family from the start?
Someone came out the door and stood next to Bella and Renessmee. The scent of wolf grew stronger.
“This is Jacob, the werewolf,” Edward said.
Jacob smiled. “Welcome to the family, Jess!”
I couldn’t help but smile too. But I looked questionably at the rest. Esme was the one to explain.
“When Renessmee was born, Jacob imprinted on her.”
“When she was born?” I couldn’t hide the shock in my voice.
“Yea, it’s kind of involuntary,” said Jacob.
“Well, it’s just a bit shocking,” I said to him. Then I turned to Renessmee.
“Can I hold her?”
Bella seemed to hesitate for a moment, but then Renessmee touched herthroat. Renessmee smiled at me and Bella started to walk over to me. As I tried to reach for her, Jacob blocked me.
“Are you sure, Bella?” He said.
“It’s Renessmee’s decision,” She retorted.
“But what if…”
But I know what he was afraid of. Me. Drinking Renessmee’s blood. She does smell good, but not as food. Anyway, I don’t drink human blood. It’s so repulsive and the red eyes don’t match me that well.
Renessmee said in a soprano voice, “Please?”
Jacob sighed and moved out of the way. Bella gave Renessmee to me. I cradled Renessmee in my arms. I kissed her lightly on her forehead.
“Aren’t you a cute and pretty little child?” I crooned.
I rocked her slightly. Everybody seemed to freeze for a moment. But I was no harm to my niece. They seemed to notice that, since they started to breathe again.
Then Renessmee put her hand onto my cheek. I gasped. I saw myself, cradling her.
“What do you see?” Rosalie asked.
“Me,” I whispered. “What an unusual gift.”
Renessmee smiled at me. I smiled back. Then, I returned her to Bella. Once I did, Alice said, “Come on in! I’ll show you around!”
Before I could say anything, I was pulled into the house. It was so… bright.
“Do you like it?” she asked.
I just nodded. She smiled and pulled me upstairs. “This is Carlisle and Esme’s room, Carlisle’s office, Rose and Emmett’s room, and mine and Jasper’s. Bella, Edward, and Renessmee have their own house, um, cottage not so far away. And this is your room!”
We stopped at the end of the hall. She opened the door and she went inside. I followed.
The room was bright and it has a wide open-able window on a side that was supposed to be a wall. She showed me to the closet. It was bigger than the room. But empty, except for a few bags on a corner.
“I didn’t know what kinds of clothes you like, so I only got some for you. Maybe you should go shopping soon.”
“Let’s go downstairs now, ok?”
When we got downstairs, I saw that Bella was looking at me in interest. When she saw me staring at her in bewilderment, she said, “Edward told me that he can’t read your mind also. Edward can’t read
my mind either. My gift is to be a shield. Are your gift a shield also?”
“Oh no. My gift isn’t shielding. I can shape-shift.”
I hope that that would keep them away from suspicion.
“Wow. So you can turn into a human or something? Can you change back?”
Carlisle was merely interested in my “gift”. I hope that I don’t have to lie long to them.
“Can you demonstrate?” Carlisle asked.
“Er. I don’t know. My human blood smells very, and I mean very, good. Better than you can possibly imagine.”
“Bella’s blood was the most delicious blood I’ve ever tasted, so I doubt that there is even better blood than that,” Edward replied and he glanced at Bella.
“Well, let’s see,” I said.
I closed my eyes and felt a gentle wave wash over me. There. I am human. I heard gasps and no more breathing. Well, except for Jacob’s. I supposed that the vampires took a sniff and held their breath after that. I turned back into a vampire.
“Effective,” Emmett said.
“Gee, how did you guess?” I muttered sarcastically.
Emmett laughed a booming laugh.
“Hey, little sister is pretty humorous,” He said to the others. I snorted. I wasn’t a piece of clothing on sale. They laughed with him. I joined in. It felt so nice laughing together. It’s like a real family should be. Alice stopped laughing and looked out the window.
“Jess, we better go shopping.”
“Well, Alice, I know you would like to accompany me, but I would like to go alone,” Alice raised an eyebrow.
“No offense, but I could tell you’re kind of…a fashion type of girl.”
“You too,” She said. “Classical, though.” She eyed my blue dress.
“And how can that offend me?” she added. I giggled.
“Well, you see, I was going to say, um, please don’t get mad, fashion freak,” I shrugged. Alice laughed.
“Here” Alice gave me something. It was a kind of card.
“Er, I’m kind of foreign.”
Alice stared at me in shock and then smiled. She said, “It’s a credit card. You can buy stuff with it without cash.” Oh yea. I read about credit cards in my private library.
“You know where to go to Seattle, right?” Emmett said with a smirk. I know that he was trying to humiliate me.
“You can take one of our cars,” Rose said.
“No thank you. I’m fine. I’ll be able to run.”
“Ok, but stay close to the forest. When you got out, start walking,” Jasper warned.
I started out the door. And then I started running. A second later I was in the forest, not so close to the wolf smell. How much more luck can I get? I have a new family that cares about me. A new home. How can this day get any better?