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Starting Over

Summary:
Pretty much the same format everyone else follows. Continuation of New Moon. Enjoy!! *********Spoiler Warning******************* ***Update*** Now that i actually know what this story is going to be about, i am going to change the summary... Edward finally changes Bella, but instead of ending the problems, it simply brings on more. Bella develops an outstanding gift which brings vampires from all over looking to get her on their side... So, how do you like it??


Notes:
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.


4. four

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I turned to Edward. “Who was that Thomas guy? And why were his eyes gold?”

Edwards face immediately turned sour at the mention of Thomas’ name. “Thomas is a hypnotist. He uses his eyes to hypnotize others. He wants you Bella! I read his thoughts and he wants you to join him to vanquish the Volturi!”

“Why can’t you look straight into his eyes? It seems like you have to look at them from the side or something…”

Edward looked puzzled for a second, and then recognition flashed across his face. “You can resist his hypnosis! In order for him to hypnotize someone they have to look into his eyes. Your sensitivity won’t let you—he can’t hypnotize you!” Edward seemed cheered by this.

I saw a flash of black and turned toward the where the Volturi had left. There was nothing there. But I could’ve sworn that I saw something…

I realized that Alice had left when she re-emerged, the rest of the family in tow. “…and Aro saw her eyes and said she was a sensitive! A real-live sensitive!” Her excitement rebounded off me and I smiled, the faint remains of my blood turning my cheeks a familiar shade of pink. The entire family turned to look at me, their faces incredulous, tinged in part with curiosity.

Carlisle was the first to speak. “That is quite interesting…”He looked at Alice and then back at me. “But you can’t be around death, correct? Or any sort of pain…” I nodded, recalling the painful elk experience.

Carlisle continued, “You’ll all have to be careful around her… No rash emotions.” He looked at Rosalie as he said this. But even Rosalie didn't seem to have any harsh emotions--except jealousy. Carlisle looked at me again.“I am quite curious to see your skills in action…” He said. The entire family looked at me with expectant eyes, and I bushed again.

“Well, apparently the whole mind-control thing works, because Aro succumbed to leaving us alone without much objection. And I definitely can feel emotions. But as for the other stuff, I’m clueless…”

Still, the family was speechless. Carlisle spoke up again. “I read about it once, a long time ago…I guess just think about it, follow your instincts.” Once again, he looked at me expectantly.

I decided I would try an illusion.

Invisibility. You can’t see me. I am not here.

The words carried a sense of assurance with them and I attempted to sort of cast them out, projecting it like I had the mind control—except to everyone.

“Holy crap.” Emmett was the first to exclaim. He was followed by many others.

“Wow—she’s gone.”

“What??”

“That’s amazing, Bella…”

“Are you kidding me?”

Even Rosalie managed a small “wow”. I let go of the illusion, and Emmett smacked me on the back. “Yeah, Bella!” Everyone else chimed in.

Time for the next experiment…

Thank you. That might come in handy…

I projected this to Emmett first, and then to the rest of the group. Once again, I was met with a chorus of “ooohhs” and “aaahhs”.

Emmett got down on his knees. “I am not worthy…” He bowed, his tone sarcastic.

I was about to kick him, but Rosalie did it for me. “Get up and stop groveling…”

Edward wrapped his arms around my waist, having not spoken the entire time I was showing off. “Have I told you how amazing you are…?” He whispered in my ear.

I turned and kissed him. “Not lately…” My tone was sarcastic.

“Well, you are more then amazing… If I was as pathetic as Emmett, I would be on my knees right now, too.” Emmett shot him a dirty look.

“Sorry to break up the little love fest, but if Bella is done showing her powers, we should probably get home…” Alice said. But before we could leave, my stomach growled again.

“Oh crap! Bella still hasn’t eaten.” Edward exclaimed. Then, at the family’s questioning look, he added. “Bella went to pieces after I killed the elk—she never actually got around to eating it…”

I recalled the pain of the elk and shuddered—but I had to eat eventually. Ignoring my sensitive instincts, I hurriedly retraced my steps to where the dead elk still lay. Quickly, I kneeled down and drank eagerly, the crimson blood saturating my throat. I paused, disgusted with myself. How could something this repulsive seem so appealing? I really am a monster…

But before long, my vampire instincts got the best of me and I quickly drained the dead carcass.

I was heading back to the clearing when I saw it again. A black flash, so quick that by the time I turned to look at it, it was gone. All that was there was a clump of trees, a slight breeze blowing the long branches into the wind. What was it? A bear? A cape? Just my imagination? I hurried back to Edward and pushed it to the back of my mind...