A vampire is searching for the Cullens. What surprises them is that she is only trying to find them for Jasper. She is his long lost love from when he was human. Grief stricken, she has wandered for nearly a century and a half searching for the love of her existence, not even knowing if he still exists. Then she sees something in her visions that are much more accurate then Alice's. The Voltri are sending an army of newborns to destroy the Cullens who are, in their opinion, growing to strong. Now things start to get complicated. Chapter nine is up! This story is now complete. Read my sequel, Broken Souls! Chapter 9: "I knew that I could make it through anything as long as Seth was by my side."
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2. Chapter 2: Explanations
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We held each other for quite a while before I let go of Emily and took a step back as Alice’s hurt and confusion broke through my sudden jolt of affection and ever body else’s shock. A million questions flooded her pained eyes. It was time for some explanations.
Carlisle was the first to break the silence this time. He gestured to the couch and said quite calmly, “I think we should all sit down and if she wishes Emily can tell us her story.”
Emily’s eyes darted hesitantly to the ground, “It’s not a very happy story.” She said in a flat monotone, “Then again, very few vampires do have a happy story.”
Emily was suddenly sitting on the couch. Once again she moved so quick and fluidly that I had missed her movements. The rest of the family quickly sat.
“Before you tell your story I should introduce you to my family.” I said, “That is Carlisle and Esme.” I pointed them out, “They’re married and like a father and mother to the rest of us.”
Carlisle nodded to Emily and Esme gave her a welcoming smile.
“That’s Emmett and his wife Rosalie.” Emily smiled at them. “This is Edward and his wife Bella.” They waved from where they sat. “And this is my wife Alice.”
Pain flashed across Emily’s face and seemed to spread through the room for a quick moment at the word, “wife”. Then it was gone so fast that I wondered if I’d just imagined it. She smiled warmly at Alice. Alice smiled hesitantly back. I could feel her anger though.
“Let’s see, where should I began?” Emily wondered quietly, “I suppose I’ll start with Jasper. Jasper’s mother was the sweetest lady I’ve ever known. She looked a lot like Jasper, tall and blond with dark blue eyes. Wow was she a good cook! She tried her hardest to raise Jasper as a real Southern gentleman who had much respect for women. His father was a quiet, reserved, and good looking man. I never really got to know him. He passed away when Jasper was 15.”
“My mother was tiny and dark haired like me. She was a horrible cook. She could barely even boil a cup of water! She loved me though and that’s what was important. She tried to turn me into a young lady but I have to admit, I’ve always been a rebel.” She laughed a tinkling laugh that reminded me of Christmas bells.
“My father was very kind and intelligent. He was a bit tall with dark hair and light green eyes. He was a wonderful man but I didn’t get to see him much because he was always busy. He loved my mother and me very much and I loved him.
“Jasper and I met when we were 7 and we became best friends at once. We’d run off together to hide from our parents but they always found us because we’d tickle each other until we were both screaming with laughter and you’d have to be deaf not to know were we were.” I smiled at her as we both relived these wonderful memories.
“By the age of 16 we were both madly in love. Then that horrible day in 1861 came. Jasper gave me one last kiss and left to join the army. He promised that he’d be back soon. He told me he loved me and that he’d never forget me. He assured me that nothing would happen to him."
"I believed him. I was young and foolish. I thought that there was no way anything could ever happen to him.” Emily heaved a sigh.
“As you all know those thoughts were oh so very wrong. Jasper’s sobbing mother delivered the news. The love of my life, my only reason for existence, the keeper of my heart was... dead.” A single tear slipped down her cheek.
“The day I learned he was dead I forfeited all desire to live. It felt as if my heart had died with him. I was useless. I curled up into a ball in a cold, dark ally way and waited for death to find me and find me it did. Death appeared in the form of an inhumanly gorgeous young vampire named Brian Clark. He wasn’t cruel and he promised me that he’d make it quick.”
“Brian was inexperienced. He left to much blood in me, enough for me to transform. For the three days it took I didn’t move and I didn’t cry out. The pain came as a relief to me. It distracted me from the much more powerful painful hole in my chest where my heart once was. It was nothing compared to how I felt when I heard Jasper was dead.”
“I awoke with a terrible thirst and a feeling of icy coldness. I realized I was dead and me days as a vampire began. I HATED Brian for changing me. Now I couldn’t die. There was no escape from the horrible pain of losing my beloved Jasper.”
“I quickly discovered my powers. I have quite a few of them. May I demonstrate?” she looked at Carlisle as she asked.
He nodded, “Please.”
She smiled, “I can disguise my scent. I can make it animal, human, or leave it normal. I can cry and I glitter in the sun but I can stop myself from doing so. I can also change my appearance though I prefer to leave it natural. I can change other’s too. For example,” she was suddenly standing in front of Bella.
“May I?” she asked.
Bella shrugged, “Sure.”
I watched with fascination as Emily took Bella’s hand. Bella’s hair grew past her waist, getting lighter in color until it was a pale, golden brown with blond highlights. Her eyes turned dark blue and her skin darkened in color. As a final touch she grew about 6 inches and a few light freckles sprinkled her nose and cheeks.
Emmett laughed and snorted sarcastically, “We should leave you like that Bella. You look much better.” Rosalie slapped his arm.
“What on earth was that for?” he whimpered. She just rolled her eyes.
Emily changed Bella back to normal. She turned back towards us to continue explaining her powers but Emmett interrupted, “Could you make us look like an animal?” he asked.
“Yes.” Emily replied.
“Could you turn me into a grizzly bear?” Emmett asked excitedly.
“I could.” A sly smile spread over Emily’s face as she grabbed his hand.
Instead of growing bigger as we expected Emmett to he began to shrink. In less then a second a tiny, fluffy, white rabbit sat in his place.
“Awwww!!! You make such a cute little vampire bunny!” cooed Rosalie, picking Emmett up and stroking his soft, large ears. All of us started laughing.
“What! I’m a rabbit!” Everyone, even Carlisle and Esme, were almost falling off their seats laughing hysterically as Emmett’s deep booming voice came out of the cute little bunnies mouth.
Emily was still giggling as she changed Emmett back. Emmett sat and glared at Edward who was actually rolling on the ground and clutching his sides he was laughing so hard.
When everyone finally calmed down Emily apologized to Emmett. He just waved away her apology with a good natured grin and a deep chuckle. So Emily continued to explain her powers.
“I can hear all of a person’s present thoughts if I try to but that gift is very limited. I can only hear the thoughts of mythical creatures.” She said, “I can also see the future like Alice.” She smiled with sparkling eyes at Alice who beamed back at her with hard, cold eyes, “I’m also quicker then any vampire I’ve ever met. Not to brag or anything,” she quickly added, “that’s just one of my powers. However I may be much faster then any vampire but I’m still not very good at fighting. You see...” she paused for a moment, a strange look on her face before continuing, “I can feel anyone’s pain, both physical and mental. If any body within half a mile of me is in pain, I feel it just as if it were happing to me.”
She suddenly grimaced, “And when I’m in pain, my own pain and not another’s, if the pain is great enough then everyone within a quarter of a mile from me suffers along with me. It makes it very difficult for anyone to hurt me but it’s still a horrible gift that I wish I didn’t have. I try to be happy so that nobody around me has to feel my pain.” She smiled as dazzling smile when she said this.
“Anyways, back to my story.” She continued, “I’ve been wandering almost a century and a half. Only a year ago I hear a rumor. A rumor about a family of animal blood drinking vampires who actually stuck together and lived for quite a few years in one place. I heard a rumor that one of them was named Jasper. I grew hopeful. Hopeful that perhaps you were also a vampire and that maybe you were looking for me too.”
We all felt a flash of pain come from her before she covered it up. I felt bad. She obviously loved me very much and I knew that I had once loved her very much also. I couldn’t leave Alice though. Alice was my one true love now. Still, there was no denying that I was still in love with Emily. I felt bad about this but it was true.
“I’m sorry Emily.” I murmured gently.
“There’s nothing to be sorry about.” She replied. Then she turned to Carlisle, “Would you mind if I stayed a while? I don’t have anywhere else to go. I don’t want to be a burden so I won’t be here for long.”
“Nonsense, you can stay as long as you want!” Esme cried out.
“Yes, you can even become a Cullen if you like.” Carlisle said.
“Are you sure?” she asked.
“Absolutely.” He replied.
“Thank you so much!” she exclaimed excitedly.
All of us got up and each of us gave Emily a brief hug.
"Don't worry Alice, I'm not going to leave you, I love you more." I whispered in her ear. Alice smiled at me then reached up to give me a quick kiss on the cheek.
“You’d better be careful Emily,” Bella said, “If you looked into Alice’s mind you’d realize that you’re about to become her next torture victim!”
“Shopping is NOT torture!” Alice said.
Bella rolled her eyes, “It is to me.” Then she turned and ran upstairs.
“I’d love to go shopping with you Alice but I don’t have any money.” Emily said.
Alice just grinned, it wasn't a friendly grin but I could see that Alice was trying to control her angry emotions and be friends with Emily now that she'd realized I was not going back to her. “You’re a Cullen now. What’s ours is your. We’ll go tomorrow afternoon. Now come on I’ve got to show you your room!” she grabbed Emily’s hand and pulled her upstairs.
I smiled; at least Alice and Emily were getting along. Well, sort of. My two true loves. Wait, Emily wasn't my true love anymore and I couldn't think of her like that, not now that I've decided to stay away from her and those memories. This was going to be hard.
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