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Happily Ever After?

Summary:
This is not all that bad. Especially considering I've never tried to write my own story before. I can't really think of a way to put it into words without ruining the whole story, but it starts out with Bella in the meadow. Victoria gets Bella. Bella gets bitten, and all that good stuff. You'll just have to read it to find out. I swear, I've tried to make it as interesting as possible and it gets more interesting further in the story. P.S. Sorry I haven't updated in, like forever, but my computer broke, and it took a really long time to fix, and when it was finally fixed, it erased all my stuff, including the internet. Basically, it was just like getting a brand new computer. Plus, I couldn't remember the website URL, it was my homepage, so I never had to... tear... newayz, I'm finally back on and working on the fifth chapter (again). Luv yaz!


Notes:
While your reading this story, don't forget, this is my first time EVER attempting to write anything, so don't be too impatient with me. But I would still LUV to hear your thoughts, so please don't hesitate to review. I would love to thank my best friend for introducing me to the BEST book ever before I start. I tried to make it as interesting as possible. I hope you enjoy it!!!


3. New Acquaintenceships

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It took me five days to escape my personal prison, and when I finally did, I realized how unexpectedly thirsty I was.

"It's a good thing there's no one around, because I would surely not be able to control myself." I thought to myself. I looked at my surroundings. I was in a fairly large meadow, surrounded by thick trees on every side. I looked to the closest patch of trees, and ran. I don't know how long I ran, just that I ran, I did not dare look back, in fear that Victoria had reappeared, although, after seven days, I found that highly unlikely. As I was running, I thought why she just disappeared. I could not come up with a good explanation for why she would, so after a while, I just gave up. Plus, I didn't want to think about the past two years, after all, they were the past. But mostly it hurt too bad to think about it.

When I finally stopped running, I was in the middle of a thick forest. I could not hear anything close by, even with my super vampire hearing, so I decided here would be as good as any. Though I didn't exactly know where here was. But still, it was peaceful, and there was sure to be a lot of animals here. So the first thing I did was start looking for animals to hunt, always listening carefully to the sounds, in case there was a stray hiker anywhere close by, so I would know when to leave to somewhere more private.

I caught a bear and an elk, and drank them quickly.

After I'd quenched my thirst, I found a warm, secluded spot where I was sure no one would come near. There is where I decided my home would be. I climbed up in a nearby tree and stayed there.

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It's been almost twenty years since I've escaped my cell and I sat there at the foot of the tree. The tree that had been my home for twenty years. I sat, peacefully listening to my unnecessary breathing. I breathed through my mouth, therefore it took me by surprise when someone touched my shoulder. I gasped loudly and turned around.

By her appearances, I could tell she wasn't human. She had long, flowing, dark blonde hair that reached her mid-back. She looked down at me, grinning friendly. She had gorgeous topaz eyes, which reminded me of him, so I tried to avoid looking into them. She smelt like me, so I knew we shared the same diet.

When she spoke, her voice was warm and gentle. " Hello, my name is Amy. I didn't mean to startle you." Her voice was soft and kind.

" What are you doing here?" I asked, expecting my voice to sound hoarse and nasty from not talking in so long, instead it flowed with grace and ease. This surprised me.

"I just smelled you, and from your scent, am I wrong to believe we have the same diet?" She asked.

"No, but what I meant was why are you here, in these woods." I replied simply.

"I am here with my two siblings, Brook and Josh, and my mate, Simon. We needed to hunt, and as you already know, we feed off animals. However, we weren't expecting to meet any of our kind. You must come meet them, they might still be hunting, but you are welcome to stay at our house if you like." She smiled down at me, I tried to smile back, but couldn't quite manage it.

"No, thank you. I don't really get along with vampires." Ain't that the truth.

"Oh please, you really must come! You'll love Simon, Brook, and Josh, and our house. I insist."

It was very hard to say no, she was so small and friendly, she reminded me of someone I knew a long time ago, but I couldn't quite remember who.

"Sure. Bella, by the way. Thank you so much." I said looking up at her with a genuine smile. I just remembered who she reminded me of, Alice.

"No need to thank me, Bella. It's my pleasure. Just follow me, our house is this way."

She led me to a house out in the woods. The house was very large, it looked old, but otherwise beautiful. It was white with light blue panels, with gorgeously decorated windows. There was a large wooden porch circling the house. On it was the most adorable little outdoor furniture arrangement. When I walked inside, we entered the living room. There was a beige couch and love seat and a recliner. The walls were a light cream color, all very bright. As we sat outside on the small lawn chairs we talked about where we came from -- when I say we, I actually mean her, she also reminded me of Jessica, my first friend when I moved to Forks. You didn't really have to talk much, just listen.

I found out that she was born in 1998, was changed when she turned 17, she fell in love with Simon, who had just been changed a few years after her. She met Brook - who's full name was Brookelyn - a year later, and Josh joined their coven seven months afterward. She has been traveling around the world with them, moving every year or so. They very rarely meet our kind, so she was surprised when she met me.

Just then, three people came into the clearing, laughing. They stopped abruptly when they saw me. Amy spoke gently, "Hey guys, this is Bella. Don't worry, she's one of our kind, and she has the same diet." A look of relief washed over their faces at Amy's words.

"Hey, Bella. I'm Simon, Amy's husband."

"It's very lovely to meet you Bella. I'm Brook, and this is my husband, Josh. If you don't mind me asking, are you alone, or do have a family?" She asked with curiosity and concern.

"Hi, it's really good to meet you too, but I am alone. I've lived in these woods since I was changed and never really found anybody."

"Oh. Well then, you must stay with us, please!"

She looked so eager, I couldn't say no, so I just said, "If you insist..."

"Oh, we do, we do!" Amy replied enthusiastically.

Brook ran up to me and gave me a bone-crushing hug.

"Ok, then." I said, smiling at my new friends I never expected to meet.

"Oh, Bella. I can already tell we will be great friends." She said as she released me from her tight embrace. "We need to go shopping for some stuff for you if you're going to be staying with us. You'll need clothes, shoes, furniture, of course a fast car. I can't wait until tonight! We can decorate your room in purple, dark purple. Yes, I think that seems to suit your personality. Dark purple it is!" She continued rambling on and on as Josh led her into the house.

"Well, I never really got a change to finish my hunt, and by the looks of it, needs to also, so we'll just go out for a little while to hunt." She got up and went to the edge of the trees, I followed.

"Bella?" She asked when we had both caught an elk.

"Hmm?" I mumbled, calmer now after drinking the elk's blood.

"What's your story?" She asked me, truly curious.

I sighed. "Long." I said after a while. "And boring." "If you don't count the one exception." Some part of my mind involuntarily added.

"I would love to hear it, if you don't have a problem with telling me, of course." She insisted.

I smiled. "Ok. I grew up in Phoenix, and when my mom got remarried, I moved to Forks. I went to school there a while, then one day, I was supposed to go with my friend Jacob, but he hadn't been talking to me, so I decided I would go alone. I went hiking to try and find this meadow, where I ran into this vampire who I've met before. Laurent. He talked about this other vampire named Victoria. She wanted me dead, to avenge her mate's death. He was about to kill me, but stopped and ran the other way. Just then I saw five monstrous wolves, taller than a horse, run after him. I stood there for a minute, then I started back home, not exactly walking, more like running, when Victoria snuck up behind me and grabbed me. She bit me, took me to some meadow in the forest, and locked me up. I tried to escape every day, except she had powerful vampires blocking every way out. She would come in, along with about four of the vampires twice a day, and torture me, when she found out her powers were useless against me, she just came in and beat me. Then one day, about two years after my transformation, she stopped coming. She never missed an opportunity to give me a beating, so at first I was suspicious, I thought maybe she was coming up with a new way to torture me, besides beating me. After two days I decided, if I was ever going to escape, that was the perfect time. It took five days to escape. When I did, I ran without a backwards glance. I found that spot in the woods, and thought no one would ever find me there, so I stayed and made that my home. And then you found me."

She seemed to know I didn't want to talk about that particular topic anymore, so she said something that wouldn't offend me in any way. "Wow, Bella. You've been through a lot, haven't you?"

"Oh, you have no idea." I said, low enough where only I could hear.

Amy froze.

At first I thought she heard me, but the look on her face told me that wasn't it. I turned around to see why she turned to stone and screamed...