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Revealing Secrets

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Bonus Chapter Added :::::Sequel to my most anticipated story HeartBreak:::::4 years later: Bella has been created into a vampire and she has been happily married to Edward for four years, but when Bella's daughter Alice, now 14, starts dating the son of an old family friend she begins to uncover secrets from her mother and the rest of the Cullens, and Anthony, now 17, is becoming just like his father, a werewolf. What will happen when the secret is revealed? [[many thanks to Vatina for a wonderful banner!]]


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13. Campfire

Rating 4.4/5   Word Count 1584   Review this Chapter

Chapter Notes:

My updates have been slow these last couple of times, my delay this time is because of the stress going on around my house, I haven’t really felt writing much, at all. But I figured I should write to let out my stress, I’ve notice I get inspired more when I’m stressed. LOL. So you might see a couple more new stories popping up every now and then.

Chapter 13: CampfireBy: Eternitys_Charm

I followed everyone out into the campfire we were beginning to prepare. The sky was supposed to be clear tonight and everyone thought it to be a good idea to have a campfire.

I wasn’t to keen in the whole campfire idea, mostly because I wasn’t entirely use to everyone yet. But John and Dylan, who had become my best friends, assured me it was going to be fun and I would get closer to everyone while in the campfire.

They said everyone came closer together, like a real family when they were around the campfire telling stories or eating.

I agreed only because I wasn’t going to be alone in Sam’s house for the night.

The sun was beginning to set out in the horizon, painting the sky in orange and pink streaks.

I sighed; exhausted of the hard work in training Sam put me through the day. I sunk down into a large white fallen tree and stared out into the beach, watching the waves crash against the rocks, listening to the gulls squawk at the last rays of sun.

“Pretty, isn’t it?” Someone asked behind me. I recognized the voice as Emily’s. She sat next to me not looking at me in the face as she did.

I turned back to the sunset, “yeah.”

“All this is hard for you to take.” It wasn’t a question, but I still nodded. Emily continued to speak her voice kind. “Realizing that your family were…something other than humans.” She didn’t say the word ‘vampire’; she knew how much it upset me. “Knowing you, yourself, were not human. But a werewolf.”

I stirred; I didn’t like the fact that all my life I had been lied to by my own family.

“Everything will get better.” Emily promised me. “It always does, the first couple of weeks are always the hardest.” She reassured me.

In the past two weeks of being stuck in La Push Emily had become like a mother to me, always nurturing me and making sure that I was okay. I seemed to grow on her, too, because occasionally she’d ruffle my hair like she did with Dylan and her daughter, Jackie. Or other times she’d kiss my cheek before us werewolves ran out to train.

“Okay everyone,” I heard Quil call out, “let’s gather ‘round the bonfire is set up and we’ve got marshmallows and sandwiches to last us all night.” He clapped his hands together once and began to dig into the giant bowl containing sandwiches.

Quil’s son Will was next to his father stuffing marshmallows and sandwiches into his mouth, and chugging them down with a can of soda.

Kyle and Harry, Leah’s sons, hurried from the water to grab their share of food. Others soon huddle around the table containing the food beginning to eat.

Emily stood up and nodded to me towards the food.

I wanted to say no, that I was still uncomfortable around all of them, but that would upset everyone, a werewolf not wanting to hang out with his pack.

Dylan called towards me, “come on, Anthony!” His mouth muffled by the food in his mouth.

I walked next to Emily up the hill to join the others. We reached the table full of food and immediately my stomach gave away how hungry I was.

John, who was now next to me, widened his eyes at the way my stomach had reacted. Dylan, next to John, laughed out loud.

I rolled my eyes and began to bite my way through a sandwich, soon after it was gone, followed by three more sandwiches, two cans of sodas, and a large bag of Cheetos.

After I finished I sunk into a stump around the campfire, next to John. I belched loud enough for everyone to hear.

They all laughed and others joined in to have a belching contest.

“Okay,” Paul and Jared said at the same time. They laughed and Paul continued to talk, “now that everyone’s done, how about a story?”

Everyone around the group agreed eager to hear a story.

Sam looked at me, “I’ve got one.” He gave me another meaningful look; I knew what his story was going to be about and I was eager to know about my parents.

Everyone around the campfire stared at Sam impatiently.

“I’m sure all of you know the typical love stories around here, right?” He didn’t wait for anyone to answer, “Not everyone knows about one particular story, though. Some of us do, but you young one’s sure don’t.”

All the adults around the circle seemed to know what Sam was talking about and they all raised their eyebrows in surprise. All the ‘young ones’ looked at Sam with enthusiasm.

“I know where this is going.” Embry called out, “we haven’t talked about the vampire girl since Jacob…you know.” He trailed off and I knew what he meant, but two words he said caught me off guard.

Vampire girl. Did that mean my mom?

I was now as absorbed as everyone else; waiting to hear what story Sam had in store for us.

Sam nodded slowly to Embry statement. He looked at me one more time before beginning, “Bella Swan was an amazing girl that had captured the heart of one of our very best werewolves, he loved her immensely. But when she came here she was just a girl, a friend, curious with a family living in the big house.” He signaled his head toward the direction the house seemed to be.

All in the circle understood, the young ones eyes widened.

Sam continued to explain the story, and I listened intently. About how she met Edward, about Phoenix, about the prom my dad happened to show up on. Once Sam got to the part about explaining that Edward has left my mom, the anger for him began to set in. He left her and Sam found her in the forest, devastated.

I had never felt so much hate for Edward. I really liked him and thought of him as a good husband to my mother. After hearing what Sam had said, I began to despise him. But part of me held on to the Cullens, there must have been a reason for their disappearance from my mom.

I had to find out what the reason was, and all about them. I had to know the truth about how my parents had lied to me all these years, I had to know of both vampires and werewolves.

I excused myself from the group, saying I had to had to go into the forest to handle my ‘business’. No one turned, they were all too wrapped up in the story Sam was telling. Once Sam’s voice had disappeared behind me, I began to transform.

I began to run deeper into the forest, remembering what Seth had taught us, about werewolves hearing the thoughts of other werewolves when transformed, I tried to keep my mind off anything that might lead them to where I was or where I was going.

Tress flashed past me, I merely dodged them with inches. I wasn’t too careful, but nothing mattered to me than getting to where I wanted to be.

Hours past and my pace never slowed, I was getting closer to my location. But with each pace even more anger filled me. I knew it was dangerous to enter furious into a house of potential killers. So instead of running into the Cullen house I made my way up a small path to a hiding place no one knew about.

I climbed the wet rocks and found the hole I was looking for. I squeezed my way into the hole, which seemed to have shrunk in size, and fell down to a bigger opening, a room-sized pit.

This place was a hiding place no one, other than Aly, knew of. We had accidentally stumbled upon it a couple of years ago after going in a hike up the mountains. I slipped into it and Aly followed after. We came here whenever we wanted to have an adventure.

We hadn’t been in this place for over a year. Everything seemed to be in place, the small toys Aly had brought so she could play. The small chair we snuck in still sat on the corner of the dark room. My comic books were still placed over a table Aly and I had made out of rocks. And two small flashlights were placed on the floor on the side of the opening.

I grabbed one and turned it on, amazed that it still worked. I put the flashlight facing upward to make the cave room fill with light.

I sighed and cradled up on the blanket folded in the corner. I didn’t know how long I was going to be up here before I decided to go with the Cullens. It would be a while, though.

I decided to close my eyes; I hadn’t felt how exhausted I was. Moments later I drifted off to sleep.