"No good deed goes unpunished, Bree."- Pamela, Chapter 6
For hours, and hours I was feeling nothing but pain.
How long had I been like this?
A day, a month, a week? Longer?
I thought I had died. But I hadn't; Pamela, who became one of my good friends, later told me I was going through the changing process.
Through all the fire, I thought about my old life.
I first thought about my mother.
She would be looking for me by now. I felt sorry for her. She'd lost her first and only daughter; but her daughter hadn't died. Yet.
I recalled my mother literally jumping up and down with excitement when Harold proposed to her. She was up all night with my Aunt Josephina who planned weddings for a living and they couldn't stop talking.
I knew Harold was only marrying her to tick me off or for our money!
He didn't even TRULY love her. The idiot!
The process was long and agonizing.
Less pain there was now.
I heard my own heart beat. Weird. It was LOUD.
I don't know how long it had been but I opened my eyes and gazed above me. It was dark, of course I should've thought about that, and weird smells were throwing me off balance. I heard a small faint laugh.
"You're interesting Bree."
I didn't jump but the voice shocked me. It wasn't Erva, I could already tell that.
"Who are you? Where am I? Tell me now!" I screamed.
The voice grew louder but stayed at the same tone.
"I'm Elissia. I was originally Eliza Daniels, but now that I've changed, I go by a new name now." A small woman was now in sight, she walked forward me in a striking pose. She had golden brown hair that went to her shoulders, she had red eyes. Pure. Red. Eyes.
I could tell that she ws maybe a year older than me. In human years, of course.
"Riley's waiting for us, come now Bree. Spare us no mercy," Elissia told me.
My feet didn't move. Elissia gazed at me, almost like she was lost in thought.
I thought she had murmured something like a spell because I began to walk, and I didn't mean to! I followed her deep into the forest. All I smelled was moss, tree bark, wet grass, and deer droppings. Somehow, I didn't bother to clench my nose.
A herd of elk pranced by.
I had NO control. I lunged at them all.
I probably killed half of the herd before Elissia yelled at me to stop.
I tasted a wonderful taste in my mouth. Blood.
My tastebuds were enjoying the flavor; I didn't bother to spit out the red liquid.
When I did stop, Elissia was irritated. But I was completely shocked.
"How did I do that?"
When she didn't answer I asked the same question again.
"Just follow me, Bree Tanner," Elissia said.
So I did.
We were deep in the forest, probably in the middle of it by now.
I soon found myself surrounded by teenagers, but they all had crimson red eyes. I spotted Erva next to a man with jet black hair; like he was "guarding" her. After a moment some of them started laughing.
"She's our latest member? I hope that's a lie!"
"Where'd you find her Erva? At the retard store?"
"Look at her hair! And how she dresses!"
"I feel sorry for her MOTHER!"
They should have.
I was about to yell back insults when a handsome young man approached me. I assumed this was Riley everyone had told me about. He had a stern look on his face.
"State your name," he said.
I took a deep breath. "Bree Tanner."
Riley turned his head. "Victoria, will THIS one do just fine?"
A woman with pure orange hair was now in sight.
She answered immediantly.
"She's PERFECT Riley."
No one even gasped or bothered to say anything else.
Riley looked at me. "Welcome Bree Tanner, to the immortal vampire world."
If I could've, I would have fainted.