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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.


7. seven

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(Edward’s POV)

Ughh…it’s been three days. Three whole days I’d been rotting in this tiny cell.

I was trapped inside a tiny little hole in the ground, covered in some vampire-proof metal top, while Bella fended for herself. Thomas, after towing us home still zapped, locked us each in our own little cage in his dungeon and then proceeded in hunting Bella. I banged my fist uselessly against the wall, kicking myself again and again for leaving Bella out there all alone.

All my fault…

Edward.

It was Alice, two cells down.

I had a vision. We need to get out of here—Bella will be in danger soon.

I knew that Thomas would be listening, so I didn’t answer. I just waited.

Got any ideas?

******

(Bella’s point of view)

I had to get in there…but how?

I waited outside a tall white mansion—three stories and major square footage. Thomas’ mansion. After sulking in the Cullen house for two days, crying, I finally came to my senses and began to take action. It wasn’t that hard to track him down—I knew Edward’s scent to well to not be able to follow it. Now I was at the house, I just needed a way to get in.

A small sound at the front door stirred me from my thoughts, and I quickly replenished my cover of invisibility. (Yes, as well as crying for those two dreadfully long days, I practiced my powers. I was getting pretty good!!) It was a group of vampires, four of them, all wearing the same black cloak that Thomas had on. The Volturi? No, they had left to go back to Italy. It must be Thomas’ guards. They were whispering in hushed tones, but my sensitive ears picked up the gist of the conversation.

“Ughh, I am so tired of Thomas… Why not just forget about the girl? She’s probably dead somewhere anyways…” The first man said. I realized they were talking about me.

“She is a sensitive! I heard Sir Thomas talking about it with the Lady Arielle.” This man was much shorter then the rest of them. Who was Lady Arielle?

“A sensitive? That would explain Sir Thomas’ interest in the girl…but why does he need a sensitive so bad anyways?” The third man said.

The first man piped in again. “Because if the Volturi get her first, his plans are destroyed. Ughh, I hate the mate though. He never shuts up—howling so loud I can hear him from the top floor—even though he’s in the dungeon….” They were talking about Edward! He was in the dungeon? Why did Thomas even have a dungeon? His house looked like something from medieval times.

“Tell me about it. I’m in charge of bringing him food, and he looks at me like I'm from Hell! Why can’t Thomas just kill him and…” At this point they started walking away from me, and I crept forwards, straining to hear the rest of the conversation.

“Because he is essential to getting the girl!” This was the second man again. I noticed how the fourth man never spoke; he simply stared ahead of him, lost in space. Finally he spoke.

“Gentlemen, hush up. I get the feeling somebody’s watching us.” He glanced suspiciously in my direction. I held my breath, freezing in place. He walked towards me slowly, cautiously.

So I ran.

Losing the invisibility, I replaced it with the illusion of a girl I had seen walking by earlier. I didn’t know if the guards would recognize me, but just in case I decided to act as someone else. That way even if they did see me running, they would think it was some human, just gathering leaves or something.

At first, I thought the guards hadn’t seen me, but then I heard small exclaims of surprise. “Who is that?” “What is she doing around here?” “Is that a vampire?”

But their exclamations faded as I sprinted farther from the white mansion, still making sure that I didn’t lose sight of it. After I was sure no one was following me, I stopped and sank to the ground, all in one fluid motion. So, Edward was in a dungeon, huh? Well, I was going to get into that dungeon. And soon.

*****

When I approached the mansion again, the guards were gone. My first instinct was to panic—they probably went and told Thomas that they had seen me—but I told myself to calm down—they didn’t even know it was me.

I stiffened as another guard strolled towards the gate. That was another problem—how to get past the gate. This guard had gold-flecked black hair that waved down to his shoulders. I crept up behind him, careful not to step on anything that might make noise, until I was close enough to work a small amount of mind-control on him.

Open the gates.

I launched this at him and then watched as he obediently took out a ring of keys that operated the control panel. The gate swung open.

I shielded myself in invisibility again and then crept through, keeping my eyes on the guard.

I was in.