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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...

7. Chapter 7

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Chapter 7

The next few weeks were spent like that. Every other day, Heidi would take me out of the city, where I would hunt, and then she would teach me how to handle my new senses. Nothing special ever happened, but that didn’t deter Aro. He just said sometimes gifts took time to develop and show themselves. I had only been a vampire for a few weeks; it could take years for it to show.

One day, as I walked to my room after going hunting, I heard someone say my name. I stilled, and then quietly crept to the source of the sound. I listened very closely.

“…she’s shown great promise so far. Her restraint is much greater than most newborns. And her intuition is amazing! She is able to block everyone’s powers here as well. She is a great find,” Aro was saying. I could hear the muffled reply come through too quietly for my hearing. He must be talking on the phone.

“Yes, yes. She is quite adamant about sticking to your diet. She goes hunting for a few minutes every few days, actually. Anything not to kill humans, it seems. She hasn’t shown her powers yet, though. I expect it will be something big, however. As a human, she had a power no vampire had.”

Again there was a pause while the person on the other end talked. I wondered who he was talking to. It couldn’t be anyone in the Volturi. Realization dawned on me. I knew exactly who he was talking to.

“Yes, my old friend. She is doing quite well here,” Aro said happily. It was one of his main emotions, it seemed. “No, I don’t think that would be good. You see, she is still adjusting, and seeing people from her mortal life might hurt her,” Aro scolded.

I walked away, not wanting to hear the rest of the conversation. Carlisle wanted to come here and visit me, but Aro wouldn’t let him. I was glad. I agreed with Aro. Seeing the Cullens would hurt me more than benefit me. They left me to die, and that was exactly what happened.

I went directly to my room, as fast as I could. I had a feeling that someone was waiting for me there, though.

I was right. Heidi was sitting on my large bed. She stood up as I walked in, and gestured to some shopping bags.

“I thought you would like something to wear under your cloak other than that,” she gestured to my old jeans and dirty sweater. They were the only clothes I had. Actually, they were the clothes I was brought here in.

“Thank you,” I said gratefully. I needed new clothes desperately. She smiled and nodded.

“I’ll let you look them over,” she said, nodding her head at me. I nodded back, and she left the room.

I slipped off my smoky colored cloak, and looked at the clothes. They all were jeans or black dress pants. Also, there were many dark blouses and sweater for me to wear. They all matched the color of my cloak, and were comfortable and would be easy to hunt in.

I took a long shower after trying on all of the clothes. The scalding hot water felt good on my frozen skin. I stayed in there for as long as I could. With a sigh, I turned off the warm water and stepped out, slipping into a pair of comfortable jeans and a smoky grey sweater.

I walked slowly into the main room, and sat on my bed. I picked up an old weathered book that Marcus had given to me from his library. He had been very kind to me. I guessed that he saw how mangled my heart was, and he didn’t want me to turn out the same way. His lover had been killed; mine had never really loved me.

I was reading about the real history of the crusades, when a knock came at my door.

I knew who it was instantly. “Come in, Aro, Caius,” I called, standing quickly. Aro and Caius came in. Aro looked excited, while Caius had an unreadable expression on his face.

“My dear, how did you know it was us?” Aro asked. I shrugged.

“I don’t know. Maybe I recognized you scents?” I said. Aro nodded absently, seemingly lost in thought. Caius touched his shoulder, letting him know his thoughts.

“Oh yes, thank you Caius, I almost forgot. Isabella, could you please come with us to the throne room?” He asked. I nodded instantly curious. I followed them to the dark, cool room that had the three great thrones. This was also where most of the Volturi ate. The smell of human blood filled my nose, and I realized I would have to go hunting later. The pull wasn’t so bad, but it made me slightly uneasy.

Heidi, Demetri, Jane, Alec, Felix, Marcus and the rest of the guard waited for us in the back. I walked over to the crowd, and faced Aro.

“I have some rather odd news for you all,” Aro began. “I have discovered an alarming death rate in Seattle. It can’t be the work of any human, or a single vampire. I doubt even three vampires could do this.”

He had the attention of everyone in the room. It was unheard of that so many deaths happen at once, except in southern North America, over one hundred years ago.

He continued on. “I believe that someone may be creating an army for unknown reasons in the Seattle area. I would like a team of four to go there and handle this situation.” Everyone blinked and looked at him. Not counting southern America, there had never been a need for more than three. Usually Jane, Felix and Demetri would go.

He turned to me. “Isabella, I would like you to accompany Jane, Demetri and Felix to Washington. You know the area well, so you can show them around,” Aro explained. I nodded. It wasn’t like I could refuse anyway.

Aro dismissed us all. Heidi walked up to me. “I’m shocked that they’re letting you leave. Most newborns can’t leave for at least their first few years. You’re only a few weeks old!”

I nodded. “I’m afraid that I won’t be able to restrain myself on the trip,” I admitted. She nodded thoughtfully.

“You know what? I’m going to help you out with that. I actually enjoy your company; I don’t want them to have to destroy you,” she said. I nodded.

“Tonight, then,” I said.

She smiled. “Tonight.”