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Love's Light

Summary:
Loves_light.png banner picture by munky_hashmi 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.


Notes:
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.


3. Talking to the New Girl

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Finally she looked up at me, pulling the tissue away from her face. Suddenly, I was struck with a delicious lightning feeling, and I felt the breath leave my lungs.

Dan’s POV:

“I’m sorry, I was just a little…overwhelmed.” The girl said, smiling through her tears. Her smile made me want to sing, and I felt an answering smile spread over my own face.

“Oh, and what were you overwhelmed by?” I asked. I felt distant, my voice coming from far away, a place where only she and I existed.

“No, you don’t want to hear my long, sad story.” She said, chuckling slightly. I was lost in the sound of her laugh; in the sight of her gorgeous green eyes; even the intoxicating smell of her blood…I wasn’t even tempted to drink from her, just to smell her for the rest of my life.

“I’ve got time…” I said. Her eyes seemed to appraise me and she looked doubtful.

“I don’t know…”

“I’m Daniel Cullen.” I said, grinning. Stop grinning like an idiot, Dan! I scolded myself, but I couldn’t stop.

“Uh, hi. I’m Jane Schuler.” She said, smiling a little also. Wiping her face, she stood up and I followed belatedly. As she turned the doorknob to leave, I snapped back to reality.

“Wait, aren’t you going to tell me why you were overwhelmed?” I asked, not wanting her to leave.

“Well, I was just…you know…having a tough time getting used to the new school and stuff. No big deal, I just needed a break from all the kids staring at me like I was some sort of museum display.” She said, sighing and picking up her backpack.

“I know what you mean, my family and I just moved here a couple of months ago…it’s kind of hard to get used to it.” I replied. She nodded and turned towards the door. I was going to stop her from leaving, reach out to her or maybe ask her another question, but I thought better of it…why should I complicate her life?

She opened the door and I noticed her adjust her side strapped backpack to the other shoulder. I was sure it was full of new books she had received, causing it to be a little heavy for a teenage girl to carry around school.

Should I?

Could I?

Maybe if I?

“So where’s your next class?” I blurted out. She turned and stared at me. I found myself swimming in the pure green of her eyes, in the confusion of her smile…

“Gym.” I heard her say as she turned back around and walked out of the closet, leaving me alone. I sighed and sat down on the upturned bucket she had inhabited a couple minutes ago. I put my head in my hands and when I closed my eyes, the only thing I could see was a sea of green.

Edward’s POV:

I turned the corner, my eye catching a movement to the right of me. A girl with long black hair and a small frame walked out of the janitor’s closet and turned towards me. When I saw her face, I realized it was the girl from Alice’s vision.

No guys. No guys. Pay attention to school, Jane! Yes, he was hot, but today is my first day; I don’t need a guy to complicate things! Oh.

She saw me and smiled a little, walking past and turning the corner. When she walked past me, I couldn’t help but catch her scent. It smelled so different. It wasn’t the usual smell of human blood I was used to. Sure, it was tempting enough, but that wasn’t it. It was as if it was mixed with something else.

I walked down the hall towards the closet, where I knew Dan was still sitting. I opened the door and slipped inside, making Daniel stand up quickly, knocking over a broom in the process.

“Edward…hey.” He said, although his thoughts were all jumbled and he kept thinking one word over and over again: green.

“Hello Dan. What misfortune has you turning up in this… janitor’s closet?” I smirked.

“You already know, don’t make me say it,” He said, looking down at his feet. He was a little taller than me, but I felt so much older than him.

“Dan…” I said, unable to find comforting words to say. “Do whatever you think is right. Don’t worry about what others will think or say. Whatever makes you happy will make the rest of us happy. And remember that sometimes complicating a life isn’t always a bad thing.” I put a hand on his shoulder and he smiled at me.

“I wish it were that easy…she doesn’t like me.”

“She doesn’t know you enough to like you,” I laughed. We both walked out of the closet and he looked around.

“Hey, why aren’t you in class?” He asked. Ah, the proactive elder sibling in him is still alive.

“I could ask you the same question….” I said. He rolled his eyes and started to walk off.

“You go to your class, I’m going to mine.” He said. I read his mind and was reassured.

“Don’t worry, I won’t tell.” I said, answering his thoughts. He looked back and winked at me before turning the other corner. He didn’t want me to tell the rest of the family or Ally yet; I was fine with keeping secrets.

I walked to Gym and received a little surprise. The new girl was sitting on the bleachers as a game of soccer proceeded on the court. I smiled and walked over to the coach.

“What is it, Cullen? Why are you so late?” Coach Madis asked.

“Sorry coach, I was looking for my clothes in my locker, but I couldn’t find them. I guess I forgot them at home.” I lied easily, putting my hands in my pockets and trying to look sorry.

“Oh, ok then. Go sit on the bleachers. You’re usually a good kid so I’ll give you a freebie this time. Don’t let it happen again.”

“Yes sir.” I said, striding over to the bleachers, and deliberately sitting next to the girl. The headphones in her ears were blasting a song called ‘Pretty Girl’, by Sugarcult. The girl had good taste in music, I would give her that; I owned that CD. I watched as she pushed pause on her iPod and turned to me, a curious expression on her face along with a smile.

“Hi, I’m Edward. Are you a new student?” I asked politely. She nodded and pulled the headphones out of her ears.

“Yeah, I’m Jane.” She replied.

“Are you freshman?”

“Nope, I’m a junior.” Just like Dan, I thought. I was surprised they didn’t have any classes together.

“So…where are you from?” I blocked out all the thoughts coming from around me, so I could seem more… normal.

“San Francisco.”

“Ah, it must be very different to live here.”

“Oh, that’s quite an understatement.”

“Tell me about it.”

“Uh…I don’t know… I like the weather here better.”

“Really?” I asked.

“Yeah, I love the rain and the nice cooling temperatures. Back home, it was foggy and stuff...and so hot.”

“Well that’s interesting. What else is different?”

“Hmm, the people. I’ve never lived in a small town before and it’s pretty different. Everyone knows everything here, and I don’t think anyone likes new people.”

“No, they usually don’t. I was new here too, but I guess I’m old news now. They get wary of it, and soon they’ll stop giving you those stares.”

“Oh thank gosh, those stares are so annoying!” We both laughed, but I sensed something sad about her laugh.

“So why did you move here?” I asked.

“Well…my mom and dad just got a divorce and my dad got a new job at the hospital here. Today is his first day.”

“That’s interesting, my father works at the hospital also.”

“Really? That’s cool.”

“I suppose. Is it difficult for you to move here?”

“I used to be really involved in school back home, so it’s kind of hard for me to move away and start all over again.”

“Involved in school?” I asked, curious.

“Yeah, I was the president of student council, editor of the newspaper, and I was on the basketball team.” She sighed, looking away now. “Everything was close to perfect. I had good grades, great friends, and an awesome boyfriend.” She said. I felt my body freeze, an immediate reaction to the word she uttered.

“What happened then?” I asked carefully. She sighed and pushed her hair back.

“My parents always fought, and after the divorce, my mom took my brother and my dad got me. I had to leave everything and come with him.”

“So did you break up with your…boyfriend?”

“Yeah.” She replied simply. I relaxed a bit.

“Is he your older brother or younger?”

“Younger. He’s twelve years old, and really annoying…. but I miss him. Even though he always used to bug me, it feels weird not living with him, you know?”

“I can imagine…so your father forced you to come all the way up here with him?” I asked, feeling sympathetic.

“No, he asked if I wanted to, but I could tell how much he wanted to leave, so I lied and told him I wanted to also. It seemed to make him happier, so I’m fine with it.”

“That was nice of you.”

“I guess. So now it’s my turn.” She said, looking at me again and smiling.

“Your turn?” I asked.

“Yeah, my turn to ask the questions. Why are you so interested? No one else asked me anything personal.”

“I don’t know. I was just wondering…”

“So, do you have a girlfriend?”

“Yes. Her name is Bella, she’s a freshman like me.”

“Good.” She said, visibly relaxing.

“Why is that good?”

“Because…oh my gosh, this sounds so conceited…I didn’t want another guy to be interested in me. It’s sickening how boys here just talk to me because I’m the new girl, you know?”

“I see, well…all boys don’t hold that pretense.”

“True…what’s your story? Why did you move here?”

“Um…I---” I was cut off by the coach’s whistle, signaling for the students to get dressed. Jane started to gather her things and I smelled that scent again. It was quite interesting.

“So, I guess I’ll see you around.” She said, and I looked up.

“Yes, it was nice to meet you.”

“Yeah, you too.” She replied. “Okay, only one more period left. I can do this.” She smiled.

We both laughed and the bell rang. She waved at me, walking out of the gym and to the right. I walked left and headed towards my Biology class, and to Bella. I had made the office change my schedule just so I could I have Biology with Bella…I felt as if it were tradition.

Alice’s POV:

I walked into my art class and grinned brightly. YES! Jane Shuler was sitting in the desk that was next to my own. Oh, this is amazingly lucky.