And so the lion married the lamb...
Well, this is pretty much my version of Breaking Dawn. Thank-you to everyone who has already read this!=] Sorry I haven't written for awhile. I kinda have MAJOR writer's block. Feel free to send me some ideas though at firstname.lastname@example.org! This banner is made by the lovely IheartEdwardCullen.
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8. The hunt
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When we got into the forest I smelt this disgusting smell. It smelt like…rust and salt. Damn. It still makes me sick. What am I supposed to do?
Edward’s voice pulled me out of my reverie. “Ok, Bella, are you ready for your first hunt?” my stomach knotted up but I answered him.
“Yeah, as ready as I’m going to get.”
“Ok. Ooh. Do you see that deer over there?”
“Yeah?” I didn’t like where this was going.
“I’ll kill him for you and you can have him,” I gulped.
I watched Edward chase after the deer and break it’s neck. He brought the limp body back to me and dropped it at my feet. “Here you go.”
I looked at the dead deer and then back at Edward. “I can’t eat that.”
He laughed. “Not the deer, silly, it’s blood.”
“Did you just gag?” I nodded. “That’s not normal.”
“Great. Even as a vampire I’m a freak.”
“Bella, you have to drink this. This is your only way to quench your thirst.”
“I don’t want to, Edward. It stinks. It made me sick and it isn’t even bleeding!”
“Bella, you have to at least try.”
“Fine,” I looked back at the poor animal. It was dead, because I had to eat it. It hardly seems fair. I picked up the deer’s head. Cursing myself, I bit him. The taste of his blood in my mouth made me sick to my stomach. I immediately spit it back out. “Gah! That is disgusting! How do you drink that?!”
“Bella, it’s supposed to taste good to you. I’m going to call Carlisle,” while Edward was dialing I saw a rabbit. It was so cute. I went over to pet it. I stuck my hand out to pet him. Next thing I knew the rabbit was dead. I had broken the rabbit’s neck. I heard Edward talking to Carlisle about me and I just broke down into dry sobs. I couldn’t even cry correctly. It’s probably one of the strangest things, to know you are crying and reach up to dry your eyes and they are already dry. It made me sob even more which resulted in louder cries. Edward came running over.
“Bella! What’s wrong?”
I tried to talk between my sobs. “I can’t, I can’t even hunt correctly. I killed, I killed a bunny!” Edward looked over and saw the rabbit in my lap. He pulled me into a hug and starting rubbing soothing circles on my back.
“Shhh, Bella, shhh. It’s okay.”
“No it’s not okay, Edward. I can’t hunt because it makes me sick and everything I touch dies!”
“I’m still alive,” he said and smiled.
“I’m being serious, Edward. What am I supposed to do?” By now, my sobs had faded and were altogether gone.
“Well, maybe I could tell you what Carlisle said. How about it?” I nodded and he continued, “Well, he thinks that this is obviously because blood made you sick while you were human.”
“Obviously. How do we fix it?”
“I was getting there.”
“It’s okay. He says that you just have to get it down the first few times and after awhile you will be immune to the smell.”
“If I’m immune to the smell how am I supposed to find anything?”
“Well, it’s not like you’ll ever be hunting alone. I’ll be there,” I couldn’t help but smile at that. “Now, how about you try and swallow down some of the deer?” I couldn’t help but gag. “Bella, you have to.”
“I know, I know. But, doesn’t mean I have to like it.”
“Touché. Now, come on.”
He pulled me over to the deer and had me bit it again. I looked up at him and he nodded. I kept my eyes on Edward as I bit into the deer’s neck. I felt the blood dribble down my throat and it was all I could do not to spit it out again. I found that if I tried to ignore the smell I could and, to my great disgust, I found that I did enjoy the taste. I felt horrible saying that, even if it was only in my head. After I finished the deer, Edward went and found him something. He told me to stay there because he figured I didn’t want to watch him kill another animal, he was right. While I was sitting there I saw a dark figure on the very brink of my eyesight.
I stood up. “Hello?” They took a step away. “Hey! Who are you?!” I got up and ran after them, human pace. They most likely didn’t know I was a vampire so I shouldn’t tip them off. “Come back!” They kept running and I kept chasing them. I saw them go up a hill and once I got over the hill, they were gone. In the distance a saw a gigantic wolf running full speed.
Was that a werewolf? No. No one knows where we are. Except Alice. Did she contact them? No. Alice wouldn’t do that. Would she? I shook the thought. I was walking back to the spot that Edward left me at when I realized I didn’t know where it was. “Shit. Where was I?” I looked around. None of my surroundings looked familiar at all. I heard a stream nearby, so I went to it. I looked in the stream and saw some pretty fish. I stuck my fingertips in the stream and all the fish swam away. I started to get depressed again but I started humming, which then transformed into singing.
one two three, counting out the signs we see the tall buildings fading in the distance only dots on a map four five six the two of us a perfect fit you're all mine all mine and all I can say is you blow me away like an apple on a tree hiding out behind the leaves I was difficult to reach but you picked me like a shell upon a beach just another pretty piece I was difficult to see but you picked me, yeah you picked me
“Edward! You found me!”
“Why did you move?”
“There was someone here. I followed them.”
“You followed them?! Bella, honey, what would have happened if that was a human who say a bit of sparkles on you.”
I looked down. “I’m not sparkling, Edward. The sun’s been down forever.”
“What did they want?”
“I didn’t catch up with them.”
“Bella, you have super speed. What do you mean you didn’t catch up with them?”
“I didn’t want to risk using my ‘super speed’ just in case they were human. But…never mind.”
“Bella, what is it?”
“I don’t know if it was a human.”
“What do you mean?”
I bit my lip. “Well, there was a hill. Once I got over the hill, the person was gone and a saw a really big wolf. It probably didn’t mean there is a werewolf in the area. I mean, no one knows we are here. Right?”
“I don’t know. But, we should stay out of the woods for awhile. Do you think we can handle that?”
“Okay. Oh…umm…I have a question.”
I laughed at his reserve way of asking. “Yes?”
“Was that you singing?” my smile was gone immediately.
“You heard that?”
“Yeah. It was really pretty,” I was flattered and embarrassed at the same time.
“Oh. Thanks. Umm. It was nothing. Come on. Let’s go home.”
“That sounds nice,” he picked me up and carried me the entire time he was running. Although I used to not understand why he loved running, I found myself yearning to be set down so that I could run alongside him. I was all prepared to push myself out of his arms. As if on cue, he set me down in front of our house. Our house. I smiled once more.
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