Bella Swan is all alone. Her love and his family left her in the town of Forks with nothing. When a deadly disease starts to spread, and Bella catches it, what does she have to live for? Some old friends come in to town, and give her back her will to live. They give her a new life that no one can know about, or it could be their demise. As a well restrained newborn, Bella tries to move on with her life. Can she?
All charecters except Becka, Aaron, Alex and a few other people I made up all belong to Stephenie Meyer.
16. Chapter 16
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After we went over all of the parts of the bike, again, I finally was ready to go. I knew where everything was, and I was ready to be free. Something in the back of mind was bugging me, though. I didn’t know what it was.
“Okay, Bella? I want you to hold down the clutch, as hard as you can,” Jake instructed. I tightened my grip, keeping it light enough so that I wouldn’t crush it.
“Very good. Pretend you just took the pin and you are holding down the spoon,” he advised. I nodded and squeezed a little more. “Good. Now, do you think you could kick-start it?”
I tried to kick it, but I wobbled too much. Apparently, only some grace came with me into this life.
“Okay, don’t worry. I’ll do it,” Jake said. He walked over and slammed his foot into the petal. A ripping noise erupted, and I felt the bike come alive beneath me. I jolted slightly, and felt my movement rock the bike slightly.
“Okay, you are still holding on to the clutch, so try the throttle out,” Jacob advised. I twisted the right handle, and the bike snarled beneath me, sounding like an angry animal. It sounded like Alex fighting Aaron for the larger prey, mean and hungry.
“Now, try and put it in first gear.”
“Okay,” I said, kicking my left foot down onto the gearshift. He started to back away before giving the next instructions.
“Now, gently ease up on the clutch,” he said.
I looked at him like he was crazy. “I have to let go of the grenade?” I asked. It would kill us both by a fiery death.
“That’s how you go Bella. Just go slowly.”
As I loosened my grip, I smelt the horrible scent again. I let go of the clutch, and went flying.
“Bella, are you alright?” he asked, alarmed.
“I’m…fine,” I said in a distant voice. I couldn’t figure out what the scent was. It was so disgusting.
“Did I hurt the bike?” I asked, coming back into reality.
“I don’t think so. You just stalled the engine,” Jacob said, helping me up. I brushed the mud off of my jacket, and went over to the bike.
“I want to try again,” I said firmly.
He nodded warily. “Be careful this time, and take your hand off slower.” I nodded in agreement.
After Jacob kicked it hard, the bike started up again. This time, I knew what to do. I held down the clutch, and shook the throttle. We both had identical smiles.
I eased the clutch up, and I was flying down the strip of land. It was almost as fun as running. I sped through the dark trees, not caring what was ahead. I just wanted more speed. I moved my foot to the gearshift, and pushed it down. Now I was going twice as fast.
I had a weird feeling on the back of my neck. I looked up, and slammed my foot down quickly, trying to avoid the vast expanse of green in front of me. I wouldn’t get hurt, but the bike would.
I looked over, and saw Jacob coming to me. I looked away, and gazed into the ancient trees, feeling calm.
Jacob rode up to me expertly. “Wow Bella, you did great!”
I grinned. “Thanks,” I said. Just as I had spoken, it began to rain. Jacob looked devastated.
“We shouldn’t ride in the rain. It’s too dangerous,” he said sadly. I nodded, and we both loaded our bikes into my truck.
After taking them into his garage, Billy came outside. “Bella, Charlie called. He was wondering if you were going to make dinner tonight,” he said, smiling.
I sighed. “That man needs to learn how to cook,” I muttered. Jake and Billy laughed, and I waved goodbye to both of them.
I drove home slowly in the rain, thinking about the odd scent. I had smelled it coming from the cliffs, and then from the woods. I had never smelled anything like it. It wasn’t garbage, but it wasn’t anything rotting. It was like…a wet dog that had never bathed in its life.
As I was thinking, Becka appeared next to me. I nodded appreciatively. “Good job: you can teleport into moving objects now,” I said.
She scowled at me. “You’re the only one who wasn’t scared by that. Why do you have to ruin my fun?”
I grinned. “Nothing about you scares me. Nothing really scares me anymore, except for sleep,” I said with a shrug. My nightmares were my only terror.
She snorted. “Why re you afraid of sleeping? It takes up some of the time where we can’t do anything.”
I stiffened. “You can sleep?” I asked urgently.
“Duh. Everyone in our coven can, except Jasmine. She must have a weird no sleep power or something.”
I shook my head slowly. “No Becka. She doesn’t have any powers. We do. Normal vampires can’t sleep,” I softly informed her.
She gasped. “I have to tell Alex. Bye!” She said quickly, and disappeared. I sighed at her blond moments, and pulled into my driveway.
“Hey there Bella!” Charlie called, watching the game. I laughed, and walked into the kitchen. I was glad I could cook before. Now that the food was like dirt to me, I might not have been able to cook.
I quickly make chicken with a small fruit salad and some broccoli. Charlie came in when I told him dinner was ready.
“Wow Bella. That looks very…healthy,” he said, sitting down. I smiled.
“You need your fruits and veggies, you know,” I teased. He laughed, and began to eat. I ate too, now much better at eating human food.
After he finished eating, Charlie went into the living room to watch the rest of the game. I went upstairs and took a long shower. Well, actually it was short, but I left the water on while I coughed out my dinner.
Once Charlie went to bed, I jumped out my window and ran to the cabin. Aaron, Alex and Becka we waiting for me.
“Hey there Bella. Becka told us that you said sleeping wasn’t normal,” Alex said lazily in the darkness by the small lake.
“It isn’t,” I said quietly. I remembered the whole topic of discussion with him, before James went after me on the hunt, and I learned how vampires were changed.
I sat down, shuddering at the pain of the memory. Aaron put his arms around my shoulder, and I leaned into him. He was the best sort of big brother in the world.
Becka and Alex followed his lead, hugging me and whispering softly until the shudders stopped. They knew that it hurt me to talk about my previous vampire experiences.
“See, its okay,” Becka said softly. I nodded. I hoped that soon I would be okay. Not now, but maybe in a few hundred years.
“You don’t have to talk about it. We can go ask KJ,” Aaron said. I nodded. It would probably be best for him to tell them, since he wouldn’t break down while talking.
The four of just sat there for the rest of the night, staring up at the bright stars.
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