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Last time, he had been there to save me. Now, no one was there. I was truly alone... Another accident occurs at Forks High School. Once again, Bella Swan is in harms way. This time, no vampire was there to help. She was on her own, and is now 'awakened' from the numbness. Can she handle what life has to throw at her now? cloakI am working on this again! The next chapter should be up soon!

All charecter belong to Mrs. Meyer, the genious who brought us the world of Twilight...

22. Chapter 22

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“I’m not going on another trip that involves planes again until I am at least two years old,” I gasped with a heavy glare at Jane, Felix and Demetri. The looked at me with amusement, while the Cullens watched in pity and bewilderment. I knew it was my last comment that threw them off. They didn’t want me to even stay there that long.

“I really don’t think that you get the choice in that matter,” Demetri said casually as he patted me on the back and dragged me further into the shadows of the airport, away from the bright sun.

I let him pull me away, and the rest of our little group followed us. We stayed to the shadows, and Felix went to go get us a car for our return to Volterra. I was happy to know I would get to be back in the familiar walls of the ancient city soon, with Heidi guiding me and teaching me as she had done before. Though the Cullens seemed hard to place.

I truly didn’t want to see Aro’s reaction to both Alice and Edward. They both had truly unique gifts, and he would most likely do whatever he could to get them in his grasp. Another piece for his collection. He may even try to obtain Jasper, though having an empath wasn’t that special. Many knew how to manipulate emotions in our world.

But I was mostly worried about how he would react to me being around the Cullens. He knew my past with them, even if it wasn’t as detailed as it could be if he had read my mind. He would most likely try to separate us so I wouldn’t leave with them.

Something I honestly was considering.

The entire trip back to the castle, my gift sent me small glimpse of the past, of Edward’s love, and how his whole family cared for me. It wasn’t the first time, but it was the first I actually began to stop doubting it. If it came to my mind so much, wouldn’t it be true? I hoped it was.

I averted my eyes from the Cullens as we finally got to the underground tunnels that all led to the castle. For some reason, I felt ashamed of showing them my home, where I had been changed and transitioned into this life. They would be disgusted by the large horde of human killers here.

“Bella!” a familiar voice called, and I was pulled into a tight hug that would have killed a human easily. “Oh, you made it back! I was so worried you might get hurt!”

I laughed and pulled back slightly; I acutely aware of the eyes I could feel on me now, though I tried to avoid them. “Oh Heidi, you didn’t need to be worried. I keep myself out of trouble just fine.”

She winked at me. “Of course you do, little newborn. Now come one, Aro wants you all to come see him now so he can debrief you. He was rather pleased when he found out we had guests coming,” she added, looking around my shoulder to see the Cullens. She laughed. “They seem to have the same funny diet as you Bella!”

I nodded. “They were the ones I originally learnt it from,” I said quietly, my voice almost inaudible. Realization quickly flashed through her face before it went blank. I knew she remembered that Edward could read minds from what I had told Aro, and what I personally had told her.

“Come on,” she said, grabbing my arm and shooting the others a look so they would follow us. Anxiety shot through me as we went further into the ancient castle, with the dark stone walls passing us quickly. How would the ancients take Alice and Edward? Would they even allow them to leave? I knew Chelsea could make them lose all bonds but that of a mate. Would that happen?

I shot a quick look at the Cullens. All of their faces were unreadable, so I wasn’t sure of how they were taking in their surroundings. Were they angry at me for coming here? It wasn’t as if I could have just left my fellow guards. Edward caught me looking, and he sent me a reassuring glance. I smiled timidly back, and then quickly ducked my head now. Great, I thought, now I’m acting like a human. But those thoughts quickly ended.

We were at Aro’s office. I swallowed once before opening the door.