This beautiful banner was made by the amazing Marauder by Midnight! thank you! The sequel to My One Love! Life and love can only meet through colossal experiences…like turning into a vampire. This story is all about life with Bella as a vampire with Edward at her side, Jake and Ally's love, Emmett and Rosalie, Alice and Jasper, Carlisle and Esme, and of course, Dan's new life. We all do crazy things when in love, imagine being a mythical creature when in love! WELLLL. Chapter 30 is up and ready to read.
Please read My One Love before you read this, or some things might not make too much sense for you! :) Things are about to get a little crazy in the lives of our beloved characters.
25. The Showdown
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My heart was beating so fast; it felt as if I just ran five miles without stopping to breathe. Daniel drove to with so much speed I was afraid the cops would pull us over. I’d been in a monster jeep before—one of my cousins had one-- but still, I was bouncing like a jack-hammer in the passenger seat, and it was scary.
“Okay, so you saw it last on your desk?” He asked. I tried to nod, but I couldn’t since I was shaking so much.
“Yeah; if it’s not there, then I have no idea where it could be…” I trailed off hopelessly.
“All right, we just have to relax. Freaking out will not help us find it,” he seemed to be talking to himself now.
He parked in our driveway and I started unbuckling myself. He held the car door for me. I saw that someone had picked the front door lock and I sighed.
Dad is going to freak out, I thought to myself.
We dashed through the kitchen and ran upstairs to my bedroom, where I let us in with a gasp.
“That little bitch!” I slapped a hand to my mouth when Daniel frowned at me. “Sorry, but come on! She turned my whole room upside down! I just had it organized!”
I went over to the desk and saw that she had thrown my papers around. I moved some of the loose sheets around, searching for the little black book that had put me in so much danger.
“Wait, is this it?” Daniel asked, picking up something from my bedside table and flicking through it. I went over and bit my lip, taking it from him.
“Um, no, that’s my drawing book,” I blushed, putting it in the drawer.
“Why are you hiding it?” He asked, putting his hand on my arm.
“I…they’re not…finished,” I stuttered. “Anyway, hers looks just like that, but it has her handwriting in it.”
I stood there, thinking about the diary, eyes closed. I had gone up to the attic, seen the journals…brought the box down, but I was reading the diary on my desk…
“Oh yeah!” I gasped, smacking my forehead. “I put the diary back in the box after I read it!” How had I forgotten that?
Daniel turned around and followed me as I ran to the closet next to the guest bedroom. I opened it and pulled out the box full of the empty journals.
“Wait, you found all of these?” He asked, picking one of them up. “But this one is empty,” He realized with a frown, seeming confused.
“They’re all empty, except hers. There were fifteen empty ones and one diary that had her engraving on the back. I used one for drawing…so we just have to find hers.”
With that we set to work, looking on the backs of all the journals and throwing them aside when they proved to be empty. Once we got to the bottom, he held one up and flicked through it.
“Yes! Got it!” He handed it to me and I grinned.
“Yeah, this is it. Let’s go,” I got up and threw all the other diaries back in, and then put the box in the closet. We ran to the car and he buckled me in again.
“See, relaxed is the way to go,” he muttered to himself. I snorted, holding on to the diary for dear life.
Once we got back to the Cullen’s mansion, I saw something truly frightening.
The Volturi were on one side of the field, talking to Carlisle, and the rest of the Cullens were sitting on the steps of the house, waiting. Dan parked away from the house, but stayed in walking distance.
The band of five vampires that were standing by Carlisle looked as if they had popped out of a horror-themed storybook. I recognized Aro and Marcus from the painting, but the third one, Cauis, wasn’t there.
“Jane,” Daniel spoke softy and tensely as he unbuckled me from the jeep. “Listen, keep close to me, and don’t draw too much attention. We’re just going to hand over the diary and then leave, okay? Afterwards, I’ll take you somewhere so far away they won’t ever be able to find us.”
I nodded—obviously the plan had some serious flaws—just in order to reassure Daniel for the time being.
I held on to his hand tightly and trailed behind him, feeling like a coward. But what could I do? These people could snap me like a twig in a matter of seconds. They looked scary—all standing together and staring at me. Their vivid red eyes almost seemed to burn my flesh as I walked. As soon as I was close enough, everyone turned my way.
The group stopped talking immediately and stood still, staring at me. So much for not drawing too much attention, I thought to myself. They were seriously intimidating—all standing together and staring at me... I almost gasped out loud at the sight of one member of the entourage—she was only a child! A child with a cold creepy look, but a child nonetheless.
“Mi diario!” Heidi had a look of relief and slight anger on her face. Daniel stood protectively in front of me and I tried not to shake.
“Here, it’s in perfect condition,” I said, holding it up for her to see.
“Oh thank the Lord,” she looked up and then back at me. Oh please Lord, I did a little prayer also, glancing to the gray clouds.
Carlisle came over and held out his hand towards me, and I was about to hand him the diary, when he shook his head.
“She only agreed to take it from you,” he said softly. My eyes widened and Dan was shaking his head. I saw Esme and Edward both start to come our direction before Carlisle raised a hand to stop them.
“No, no, no,” Daniel murmured looking at me with pain in his perfect face.
“I’m not letting her that close to them.”
“Oh Cielo!” Heidi threw her hands up, exasperated. “I’ll come get it myself. I don’t understand why everything has to be so…complicato!”
Complicated for her? I rolled my eyes. Who was the one freaking out over some stupid diary? She started to walk over, at a human pace, and she stood in front of Daniel, for once, no anger on her face.
“Come now young man, I won’t hurt her,” she smiled at him.
“Heck yeah you won’t,” he growled at her.
I sighed. Even at the height of the biggest tension, Daniel still wouldn’t curse.
“Heidi, if I give you this,” I said—a lot more calm and collected than I actually was— getting everyone’s attention. “You all have to promise to leave the town right now without any more trouble.”
I was mostly thinking of my dad when I said this, but I decided that these people were too dangerous to have anywhere near.
She smirked at me and then looked back at Aro. I glanced at him and he was staring at me with a bemused expression, like I was an interesting exhibit at the museum.
“Agreed,” he smiled at me. That smile was almost scarier than the look of pure hatred that the other Volturi members gave me. Almost.
“Agreed,” I nodded at him, watching as his eyebrows rose in surprise. I handed Heidi the diary and she grasped it. Both of us held on to it, and our eyes locked, green against red.
She tilted her head slightly and I heard a slight whisper. I couldn’t tell if I had heard right—did she seriously just say thank you?
I blinked and she was far away, holding the book to her chest and standing next to the young vampire girl. Daniel’s fingers squeezed mine, so I grabbed onto his arm.
“Jane?” Aro said. I looked up, but he wasn’t looking at me.
“Yes?” Both I and the child spoke at the same time.
We both looked at each other—she had my name?
“Your name is Jane?” The little girl spoke to me. It was freaky—her voice sounded like a child’s, yet with more chilling attitude then a 12 year old could ever have.
“Yup,” I nodded.
“It looks like we have something in common.”
Hey, I was just trying to be nice to this little girl—she was probably the same age as my brother. When she changed, of course.
“We have nothing in common,” she said through gritted teeth, giving me a wholly evil glare.
“All righty then,” I murmured, looking away.
“Well, a deal is a deal, I suppose,” Aro said, moving slightly. “We’ll be leaving…but, you never know when we’ll drop by again.”
He smiled and suddenly all of them were gone—the trees in the forest behind them swished.
“Wow, they’re actually gone?” Bella asked suddenly. “I thought they were going to argue more—threaten to kill innocents if Jane wasn’t turned soon, like the did for me. They can’t risk their secret.”
“He thinks he won’t have to threaten anyone to change Jane,” Edward sighed, still staring at the trees.
“He’s so arrogant, what makes him think that?” Emmett asked.
“He knows I’m dying,” I whispered, closing my eyes. “Then I won’t be able to tell anyone.”
- Five Years?!
- Southern gentleman Bets!!!
- Talking to the New Girl
- Holy Shit!
- Coffee time!
- Book job, anyone?!
- special coins and CCCs
- Jane Shuler's Day
- The Date!
- Partay time!
- Those Three Words...
- Run Away
- Waking up without you
- Talking to God
- Of Angels and Monsters
- When You Hurt, I hurt
- Surpsrises just for you
- Carry Me Home
- Bittersweet homecoming
- It takes two to tango
- Can I be your tour guide?
- Of Jealousy and Imprinting
- Italian and Dan don't mix well...
- Prego-yoga, anyone?
- The Showdown
- Another Date
- Dead vs. Undead
- When you come knockin'
- Pictures of you
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