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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!!!


4. Old Friendships

Rating 5/5   Word Count 4036   Review this Chapter

I screamed a long, drawn-out scream. In front of us was a huge, horse-sized wolf. No, bigger than a horse. I was frozen in terror, staring at the monstrous wolf as it stared back at me. I tried to move, but I couldn't. As I watched the wolf, it looked at me strangely, almost as if it knew me. Just then, Amy grabbed my arm and ran, dragging me along with her, it wasn't long before we reached the house, where Simon, Brook, and Josh were on the porch waiting for us. Amy explained to them what we saw.

As soon as she was finished, I voiced the thought that had been eating away at my stomach. "What the hell was that?!" I screamed.

I looked at all three of them, waiting for an answer. It was Josh who finally spoke. "It was a werewolf." He said calmly.

I looked at him in shock. "A what?!" I said.

"A werewolf." He repeated.

"But I thought they were a myth!" I said.

"Nope, very few things are myths." He said. he looked at my shocked expression for a moment longer, then turned and walked into the house.

"A werewolf?" I asked Amy.

She nodded and said, "Yeah, I thought you would know, considering you've been a vampire for the past thirty years."

"No, I thought vampires were the only real mythical creatures." I said, embarassed.

"Oh, no. There are barely any mythical creatures that are actually myths." She repeated.

I stood, pondering that for a couple minutes, when I heard a noise behind me. I turned around to look into the face of the large wolf. I noticed the same strange look on its face, except this time it was mixed with another emotion, almost like it was in pain. It looked at me for a moment more before turning and re-entering the forest. I stared after it blankly, as did Amy, Brook, and Simon. A minute later a boy appeared where the wolf had disappeared. He was wearing nothing but pants, showing his chest. He had russet-colored skin with chin-length dark hair. He looked at me, ignoring the others, I stared back at him in disbelief.

"JAKE?!" I shouted, running towards him. I jumped into his waiting arms. "Oh my gosh, you don't look different at all. I missed you so much. I..." I looked up at him, realizing something. "Wait a minute, you were the werewolf?" I looked at him, feeling my expression change from shock and joy, to just shock.

"Yeah." He smiled. "And you smell horrible." He laughed.

"Jake! Well, sorry, but you don't smell so good yourself!" I said, offended. "Why are you here?" I asked him.

"Sam told me there were vampires here, and told me to go check it out, I'm supposed to kill you. That was before I had any idea you were one of those vampires."

"Wait, how did you know I was a vampire? And Sam who? Sam Uley? I thought you hated him. And what do you mean you're supposed to kill me?" I said, confused.

"One, because you reak. Two, because you still look eighteen. And three, because you don't look a lot like you did before. And I just misunderstood Sam before, it's all good now. And that's our purpose, that's why we exist. We're meant to kill dangerous vampires." He assured me.

"But we don't kill humans, we hunt animals!" I yelled.

"I believe you, I do. Trust me. I'll tell Sam you're like the Cullens, that you don't feed off humans." I flinched as he said the name. He noticed this because he said, "I'm sorry, I thought you would be over him, but I guess not." He gave me a gentle squeeze.

"Hey, how's Charlie?" I asked him, looking for a subject change. "I haven't seen or heard from him since I was changed into a vampire thirty years ago."

"Oh, crap. Listen I don't know how to tell you this, but Charlie died about seven years after you left. He fell down the stairs and broke his neck, and since you weren't there, there was nobody to bring him to the hospital."

"Oh, my gosh, poor Charlie." I felt a terrible pang of guilt for not being there when he needed me, obviously the distraction wasn't all I hoped it would be.

Obviously Jake noticed this too, because he put his arm around me and spoke to me soothingly. "It wasn't your fault, it's not like you turned yourself into a vampire, or pushed Charlie down the stairs." I looked up at him, and laughed at his expression. His eyes were a little tense, but otherwise calm and soothing. His mouth was turned up into a friendly smile. His nose was scrunched up in disgust of my smell.

He looked confused. "What, is there something on my face?"

"No, it's just your expression." I said, still laughing.

"Oh." He said. "So, what have you been up to for the past twenty - three years?" He asked, really interested.

I stopped laughing abrubtly. He look down at me concernedly. I sighed in defeat, "I went to find the meadow that we had been searching for, before you stopped talking to me. When I was there, I ran into a vampire who had been a friend of one of the vampire who had tried to kill me a year earlier, James. He informed me about another friend of his, who was that other vampire's mate. We had killed James, and now Victoria, his mate, wanted me dead, for pay back, you know. Just as Laurent was about to kill me, some werewolves chased him away, but at the time, I, of course, didn't know what they were. I started going back home, and Victoria caught up with me, she pushed me onto the ground and bit me. She decided not to kill me, she just beat and tortured me every day for two years, untill she just stopped coming. I decided to try to escape, again. This time, I actually got out though. After that, I stayed in the forest, away from any human contact, feeding off animals. I stayed there for twenty years, untill they found me." I gestured toward my new family, who stood, frozen, a good distance away. "They just found me today." I concluded.

Jacob sat there with a strange look etched on his face. He shook his head, as if to shake my story out of his head. He looked at me with concern. I looked back at him, letting him know, without words, that I was fine. His expression didn't change, he looked at the clock that hung above the antique door and stood up suddenly. I looked up at him with a surprised look on my face.

"I have to leave, Sam will be here soon if I don't hurry and get back." He looked at me sadly. "I really wish I could stay longer." He said. He started towad the trees, and I followed. He stopped at the edge of the forest and looked down at me. "I really miss you, Bella."

"I miss you, too." I said softly. "Will we see each other again?" I asked, hopeful.

"I don't think we can, they'll try and kill you if I do, and I would try and kill you if I did." He said, ashamed.

"Why, Jake?"

"Have you forgotten already? Werewolf," he gestured to himself, "Vampire," he gestured to me, "Werewolves are meant to kill vampires, Bella." He sounded sad as he said it. "I will miss you, though."

"I'll miss you too, Jake." He looked at me for a moment longer, before turning and bolting into the forest.

Brook came up to me and laid a hand on my shoulder as I watched him go. "You look really close." She said in a whisper.

"He was my best friend when I was a human." I sighed, remembering my life then, when I would go out on the motorcycle with Jacob, or when we would spend all day out in the garage, talking, as he would work on the motorcycles. Times when he wasn't a werewolf and I wasn't a vampire, and we could still be friends.

"Are you sure there wasn't anything between the two of you?" Amy asked.

I immediately answered, "No." My voice came out a little sharper than I intended it to be.

When she saw the look on my face, she dropped it. "Ok."

Later that night, we all went out to buy furniture for my new room, well, all except for Josh and Simon, who stayed home.

We found a beautiful leather couch, and matching loveseat, that we bought, a large t.v. Brook insisted I have, a good sterio system for fifty dollars, a computer, and a gorgeous bookshelf I insisted on getting. We went to the music store after that and bought a ton of cd's for my stereo system. Then we went to the largest bookstore in town and got several books.

We stopped by the car dealer on our way home and bought me a nice little car, perfect for my size. It was small and black with leather seating. It was very fast and quiet. The little Audi Coupe he wanted to get me so many years ago, only more advanced. We then went to get a few things for my car at a small store in town. We bought new seat covers, they had vampires on them (wow, ironic, huh?), and the backround was silver. We also bought a steering wheel cover, which was black and had silver roses on it. We also bought new mats to put in it, which were furry and black, cushioning your feet.

We then headed home, my first home in over twenty years. When we got there, we got all my stuff up to my room in record time.

My bedroom was very large, had its own personal bathroom, and had a very large window on one wall. I went over to the window and peered out onto the yard. A short distance away, you could see a small, beautiful lake. The few was absolutely breath-taking.

I turned away from the window and started to put my room in order. I put the t.v. on the wall closest the door, and in front of it the couch. I then put the loveseat in front of the window. I put the sterio system on the wall by the t.v. and hung a rack to put the cd's on. I put the bookshelf, along with all the books on the farthest wall. I put the desk by the bookshelf, shifting it so I could look out the window. I then went to sit on the loveseat and stare at the horizon.

As I sat there, my mind wandered far back to my human life, and the wound in my heart opened again. I sat there, lost in thought and curled up into a ball, when Josh came in and asked if I wanted to go hunting with them, I said sure, and we all left.

We hunting for a very long time, and caught several elk. After we all got our fill, we went back to the house. Then the girls' all decided to go shopping again to find me new clothes. When I insisted I had enough clothes, they just looked at me like I was crazy. "Bella, a girl can never have enough clothes." Brook had said. They were unbelievable, I thought they were going to run out of room to put the bags, but, of course, if they did, they would just stop and buy another car.

They finally decided it was time to go home when all the stores in a twenty-mile radius were closed.

When we got home, we went up and put all my new clothes up in my very large, walk-in closet. Then Amy realized they only bought me three pairs of shoes, and said we had to go shoe shopping tomorrow. It continued like this for almost a week and a half, they making excuses, saying I needed something I didn't already have (which was barely anything at this point), just so they could go shopping.

On Tuesday, to get out of shopping, I suggest we go see a movie, which the guys came with to see.

We saw a horror-romance type of movie, horror for guys, romance for girls, or at least Brook and Amy, I tried to focuse on the horror part. Even after twenty-something years, I was still in love him. Who was I kidding? I would always love him. Always.

After the movie was over, Amy asked a question I knew they all wanted to know, but didn't know if they could ask, and if I would want to answer.

"Hey Bella. You remember that werewolf from the other night? Jacob was it?" She had asked.

"Yes, that's him." I said, already knowing what she was about to ask, cursing Jake for mentioning it.

"Well, we were all kind of interested in something he said in particular." She said hesitantly.

I waited in dread.

"Who are the Cullens?" She asked, still hesitant.

"I'd rather not talk about it." My voice came out a little colder than I meant it to.

Obviously she understood that, because she didn't mention them again after that.

I would sob tearlessly at night over him, Amy asked me why once. I screamed at her so loud, I guess they all thought I was going to kill her or something, because no one dared to bother me while I was up in my room sobbing after that. I could sob and be heartbroken in peace.

**********

That was thirty years ago. Since then we've traveled around the world to various places. All of them reminded me of him in some way, even though I'd never been anywhere but Forks with him... and Phoenix... and Port Angeles. It was still too painful to think of him. None of my memories faded in the slightest, I could remember the way he looked, smelled, his crooked smile, the feeling I got when he touched me, and I absolutely hated it. It was torture.

On the brightside, I finally found my power. Actually, I guess you could say powers, considering I have a couple. I have the power to change my appearance, the power of shape-shifting, and no vampires powers had any affect on me. My changing into a vampire stopped that.

We had just recently met another vampire, named Aaron. He had the power of illusions. He was attracted to me, I could tell.

"It really isn't that hard to figure out, all you have to do is see the way he acts around Bella and the way he looks at her." Amy had told Simon, who was completely oblivious.

"Well, I don't pay attention to the way he looks at her. Although, now that you mention it, I have noticed a change in personality when he's around Bella, and when he's just with us."

"Exactly, he likes her." Amy said matter-of-factly.

"Really?" Simon said.

I heard Amy smack herself on the forehead. "Yes, Simon. That's what we were just talking about." She answered, annoyed.

"Oh." Simon said, embarrassed. I swear, Simon is the smartest person I know sometimes, but at other times...

Later that night, we were all sitting out on the porch of our new house. I got up and went to lay on the ground, I couldn't be around all these people, happy and in love. That was the only downer of my family, they were all in love. Well except for Aaron, and even then I was beginning to wonder... maybe my unwanted ability to attract unwelcome fans hadn't vanished in the transformation, only been enhanced. I lay down out in the middle of the front yard, staring up at the stars. I loved looking up at the stars, it was one of my favorite pasttimes. It was almost like sleeping, not really there, your mind was in another place, a happier place.And that's where I wanted to be, a happier place, a place where he never left, where he stayed with me forever. I let my mind soar, and soon I was in my happy place, and he was with me again, holding me in his arms. I smiled to myself.

As I lay there, in my happy place, somewhere in my subconciese I was aware of someone approaching me. They came nearer and I felt them lay beside me, but I was too happy to care.

"Bella?" Aaron said, breaking through my trance.

"Yeah?" I asked, trying not to sound too harsh.

"Where you just asleep?" He asked, his voice was shocked.

"No."

"Why did you look so peaceful just now?" He asked.

"It's kind of hard to explain." I said, wanting more than anything for him to go away so I could get back to my one love. "I guess you could call it meditating. It's sort of like sleeping, though. Your body is here, but your mind isn't." I said in a rush, hoping for him to get up and go away.

He stared at me, confused. I could already tell he wasn't going to leave alone. I sighed and looked back up to the stars. I was amost gone when he said "Bella, that's not what I came over here for." Well, I gussed that much.

"I wanted to ask you something."

I looked over at him, he was looking at me intently, making me feel slightly uncomfortable. "Would you like to go to the movies or something with me sometime, like a date?" He asked, his voice full of hope.

"Sorry, no. That does not sound like a good idea to me." I said, the hole threatening to open again as I thought of the one and only person I did want to go out with, the only person I would ever say yes to. My face must have shown as much because his next words were hesitant.

"Why not?"

I didn't want to have this conversation, especially with him, I'd barely known him a full week.

A sob escaped my lips before I could stop it.

"I'm sorry!" He said quickly. "I didn't mean to offend you or anything."

I sobbed some more, unable to stop the memories from flooding my mind. I realized I had sat up and was shaking. I curled in a ball, my arms wound tightly around my legs. I started sobbing harder.

Aaron wrapped me in his embrace, wary and worried.

"It's okay, Bella. It is going to be alright." He tried to comfort me, it didn't work.

I sat, rocking in his arms, for several more minutes, though it seemed more like hours. I finally regained control, getting up and starting to walk toward the door, still shaking slightly. Aaron followed close behind me.

I lay down on the couch in the center of the room. Aaron sat beside me. I lay my head on the arm of the couch, thinking of anything but the previous subject my mind refused to ignore.

Amy and Simon walked into the room, hand in hand, and sat on the loveseat opposite us.

"What would you say to going out tonight?" She asked us, well me in particular.

I sat up and looked at her, trying to look enthusiastic. "Sure. That sounds great, lots of fun." I said, I don't think I convinced her, giving the skeptical look on her face as she searched my eyes.

"Okay, where do you want to go?" Simon asked.

"How about we go see a movie?" Aaron suggested.

"Yeah. That sounds good." Brook said as she walked into the room, Josh at her side, his arm around her shoulders.

"Okay, what time should we leave?" Amy asked everyone.

"How about now? We could go down to the beach while we wait."

"Sure let's go. Amy, Aaron, and I will take the Ferrari. Bella, you take Brook and Josh in the Audi." Simon said.

"All right. Let's go everyone."

We all piled into our cars. I took Brook and Josh only reluctantly. They tend to fight an awful lot, despite the fact they were madly in love.

We arrived at the beach in one hour, to Aaron's surprise. The drive would have taken any human three hours at least. We filed out of the cars and made our way over to the beach.

We walked along the beach for about half an hour. I was so wrapped up in my thoughts I didn't hear Brook sneak up behind me. She crept up and grabbed my sides. I screamed and turned around quickly. A little too quickly. I lost my balance and fell into the salty water. Everyone stared at me before going into fits of laughter. They were laughing so much they didn't notice me scowl, jump up out of the water and pull each of them into the water in turn.

They stopped laughing abrubtly. They looked around, completely bewildered, before looking at each other, and turning to me. They had mischevious smiles on their faces, and I guessed their plan.

"You wouldn't dare." I said.

They laughed.

"We'll give you a two minute head start." Amy said, her eyes glinting.

I turned and started swimming full speed, in the other direction. I was counting down the minutes in my head. I swam the Pacific, all the way to Alaska before I heard them swimming behind me. I kept swimming, knowing my attempts were wasted, I was only the second fastest swimmer. Simon was the fastest.

He caught up to me in a matter of seconds. He grabbed me and held me still while the others swam up to join us.

"Bring her up to the shore, Simon, so we can give her punishment." Amy commanded menacingly.

He sped towards the shore, me locked against his body in an iron clasp.

We got to the shore and they all immediately tackled me.

"Hey! No fair! One against five? Where's the justice in that?" I asked, attempting to fight off all the vampires at once.

"There isn't any." Brook said, laughing.

If it was just four, I could have taken them, I was surprisingly gifted when it came to fighting. I would have unleashed the full power of my skills, except for fear of hurting one of them. Oh well, I wouldn't really hurt them, they were all vampires.

I grabbed Aaron's hand and flipped him. He kicked Brook in the head, much to Josh's irritation, and landed with a thud on his back. Next I grabbed Simon's foot and swung him around, kicking him so hard he flew across the beach next to where Aaron lay. Brook was rubbing the side of her head, so it didn't take much to bring her down. I grabbed the back of her shirt and flung her across the beach. Next, I ducked to avoid a punch Josh threw at me and flung my leg out to trip him. He fell to the ground, and before he had the chance to get up, I grabbed his side ans sent him spiraling next to Brook. I looked at Amy. Never having seen me in action, she stared at me incredulously. I grinned as I ran over to her and tackeled her to the ground. The others lay in the spots they landed, not wanting to get their butts kicked a second time. I pulled her arm behind her back, and thrust it upward with much force. She yelled out in pain.

"You give?" I asked triumphantly.

"Never!" She yelled playfully.

I pulled a little more pressure on her arm and she squeeled. "Fine! I give. You win Bella, happy?"

"Very." I answered her.

We all laughed. My laugh was cut short as a weird feeling crept over me. I heard someone breath my name. I looked at my family, who seemed oblivious. They noticed my expression and stopped too.

"What is it Bella?" Simon asked.

"I have this weird feeling someone is watching us. And I just heard someone breath my name." They looked at me like I had gone nuts. Amy gasped and pointed behind me. I whipped around to find someone I never thought I'd see again.