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There is an End to Every War

Bella and Edward are back, but will it last? From Bella's transformation, to the werewolves, to Vicoria and the Volturi, they have enough obstacles to break up even the most dedicated to each other. Maybe they need a little help... Discontinued.


4. The Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly

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Pain. Mind numbing, gut wrenching pain. It felt like I had swallowed a live flame, and now it was burning me from the inside out. I remember screaming. A lot. I remember hearing Carlisle telling Edward to leave. I remember Alice stroking my hair, whispering reassurances in my ear. But I couldn’t say anything. It was like I was drowning in the pain.

Then, as suddenly as it had come, the pain was gone. Well, most of it. My throat still hurt. Vaguely, I remembered that I couldn’t want water, that there was only one thing that I drank now. But I really didn’t want it. I craved blood, I needed blood, but I didn’t want it.

I sat up slowly, looking around what appeared to be Alice’s room. No one was there. I stood up even more slowly, and walked towards the door. I looked down the hallway, but didn’t see anyone. But I could hear them. They were obviously trying to keep their voices down, but my hearing was amazing now. “It’s been almost a week. This is killing Edward. He thinks something is wrong. What could be taking so long?”

“The visions I have of her haven’t changed. She’s going to be fine, but I don’t know why its taking so long.” Alice and Jasper were talking in the living room. I so anxious to see them, that I ran down the steps. I moved way faster than I remembered moving when I was human. It disoriented me. “Did you hear that?” Jasper asked.

“No. What was it?”

“Maybe I was imagining things.” Why didn’t they see me? I was standing right in front of them. “Alice? Jasper?” They must have jumped a mile. “Bella? Where are you?”

“Right in front of you!”

“Where, exactly?”

“Right here!” I stomped my foot.

“We still can’t see you.”

I reached out and grabbed Alice’s arm. “I’m right here!” Alice gasped.

“Oh, I can see you now. That must be your talent.”

“What? Being invisible?”

“No, I don’t think that’s it. I think that during your past life, you were good at seeing through pretenses. I think you create them now.”

“Uh, Alice? Could you speak in English, please?”

“What she means, Bella, is that you have the ability to create illusions. You made us think that you weren’t there, and when you touched Alice it broke the illusion. I’d also be willing to bet that you can do that to other things too, and not just make them invisible. You could probably make people see anything.” Jasper filled me in.

I decided to ignore the powers for a while. “Where is everyone? I don’t hear any one else.”

“They took Edward hunting. He was really getting on everyone’s nerves because we wouldn’t let him in to see you. He didn’t get a chance to hunt last week during the fire, so he had to go now.” She looked at me appraisingly. “Maybe we should go out to meet them.” Jasper shot her a look. “Oh, Bella will be fine. We won’t let her attack anyone.”

“I think you know that I wouldn’t be stopping her. I would most likely be helping her.” Alice glared at him. “No, you wouldn’t be. You have better control than you give yourself credit for.” She took my hand and started to lead me out the door. “Wait!” She pulled me back upstairs. “You have to look in the mirror first.” She pulled me into her bathroom, and set me in front of the mirror. I gasped.

I was beautiful. My skin was only a little paler than it had been, but it seemed to glow. My teeth were perfectly straight, and there seemed to be more of them. It looked like I had lost thirty pounds, too. But that wasn’t the best part. The best part was realizing that I had curves. But all of the changes weren’t good ones. My eyes had turned blood red. “ Why are my eyes like this, Alice?”

“All new vampires eyes are red. It’s the last bit of your human blood. The color will change in about a year.” I nodded, and we left.

We ran into the forest. Running was absolutely the most exhilarating thing that I have ever done. Jasper noticed the grin on my face. “It’s great, isn’t it?” I just beamed at him. ‘Great’ didn’t even begin to cover it.

Then, I smelled something. I didn’t smell good, exactly, but I wanted it. “Um, Alice? What’s that smell?” She looked at me. “Which one?” I chuckled. It was true. Smells were bombarding my nose. But this one really stood out. Jasper looked at me knowingly. “That’s blood.”


“We’re almost there, Bella. You can feed, and I promise that you’ll feel better.”

After she was done speaking, a clearing came into sight. In it were Esme, Carlisle, Emmett, Rosalie, and Edward. They must have heard us coming, because they were all staring in our direction. For a few minutes, no one did anything except stare at me.

To my surprise, it was Rosalie that broke the silence. “Welcome to the family, Bella.” Suddenly everyone was talking, except for Edward. He just stared.