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Different Sorts

Two strangers come to Forks, Washington to investigate rumors about vampires and werewolves. What they discover changes everything ... for them, and the people they meet. But is there really such a thing as "happily ever after" when death is involved?

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20. Chapter 20

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The City of Portland is divided into west and east by the Willamette River – and into north and south by Burnside Street. The east and west are connected by a series of bridges spanning the length of the city – one of them crossing over the water and connecting East Burnside with West Burnside.

Bella crossed the bridge alone. It was late – about 2:15. The bars had just closed, but the streets emptied quickly after last call. The glow of red neon lit up the pavement on the corner of West Burnside and Third. Bella didn’t slow down as she approached. She kept her head high and kept walking. She knew she was being watched. This wasn’t the greatest part of town. The trendy bars of Old Town were just a couple blocks to the north, but here – along Burnside – were the strip clubs and the transitional housing offices for recent parolees. Homeless men slept on cardboard in the doorways. They hung out with the recent parolees, sharing liquor bottles and cigarettes.

But they also knew that the police patrolled the area frequently – especially in the hours after last call. And they knew better than to mess with a woman alone on the streets when the cops could be around the corner.

But Bella wasn’t worried about them. She was focused on the other ones lurking in the shadows – farther up Burnside. They would be a half block north – probably near Broadway. She wasn’t far off.

Bella had just crossed Broadway and was turning onto the North Park Blocks, when they moved in on her – coming as if from nowhere – and blocking her escape. They stood on each side of her, grabbing her arms.

“Hey miss, kinda late to be out alone?”

“Not really,” she said, nonchalantly. “Kinda late to be looking for a snack, though, isn’t it boys?” She smiled. She’d learned more than just fighting tips from Buffy … she’d learned a few snappy comebacks.

“What are you?”

“I’m not what you think,” she said. In one swift movement, she pulled a wooden stake from her sleeve and jabbed it into the heart of the vampire on her left. The other one tried to run, but fell backwards when he slammed full-force into Edward’s chest.

“May I?” he said.

“Oh, be my guest,” replied Bella. She stepped aside, and watched as Edward staked the remaining vampire. He turned to dust – the look of surprise still etched on his features.

Edward stood, dusting the remains of the other vampire off his slacks. He put his own stake back in his jacket and held out his arm to Bella. She latched onto it and together, they crossed Burnside and headed south – back towards their apartment.

”Is it wrong that I enjoy these little outings so much?” Edward asked.

Bella grinned. “Right or wrong,” she said, “I love them, too.”

*** The End ***