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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...

8. Chapter 8

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Chapter 8

I quietly stalked down to the lobby, careful not to disrupt anyone else in the guard. Though it was for the benefit of the Volturi I was doing this, I didn’t want to get caught sneaking out.

Heidi met me in the darkened lobby. She was wearing her dark grey cloak over a black sweater and grey pants, similar to my own outfit. She nodded at me, and led me outside into the human world of Volterra.

The city was dark, and there was no one outside walking in the area we were in. I had a feeling in the back of my mind, though, that we soon were going to run into some humans. The instincts inside of me boiled at the thought.

Heidi put a hand on my shoulder. I didn’t realize I was shaking. I just had a feeling in the back of my mind that something big was about to happen, and I didn’t want it to result from me.

We smoothly walked down the dark street, pausing now and then to noises we heard. Rats were scampering down alleys, cats stalking their food. Just like we were stalking our prey, though not to eat.

Heidi guided me to a slow tavern. There were only three people in their. Their rich warm blood filled my senses, burning my throat. I was filled with a bloodlust like never before. All I could think of was how it would taste running down my throat, making my thirst go away.

My thought were interrupted my Heidi pushing me into the bar, a firm grip on my arm. My eyes widened as I took the men in.

One was the bartender. His hair was peppered with black and grey, and he looked about fifty. In front of him were two other men, both looking to be in their mid twenties. They had a striking resemblance to the man in front of them, who I took to be their father.

They all looked up as we walked in, their eyes going wide as they were struck by the beauty of the vampire.

“Hello there, young ladies. Is there anything you would like at all?” The bartender asked in an old, tired voice.

I was repulsed by myself, for wanting to kill these men. They all seemed to have had hard lives, and they would be missed. From the smell, I could tell on most nights, lots of people came here.

I took a deep breath through my mouth, reminding myself of when I was human and was repulsed by blood. I made myself believe I was still like that. I made my mind believe that it was disgusted by human blood, that it wanted to stay away.

While I fought for control of my body, Heidi answered to man. “Yes, we would both like a glass of ale, please. The best you have,” she smiled sweetly. Both young men looked at us, lust in their eyes.

Now I fought to hide my disgust. I would never love anyone but Edward. How could these two boys think I would go off with them on a whim? Of course, they were human boys, their hormones in control of their actions.

I smiled at them, like Heidi. They both jumped up, and went over to help their father. I knew they wanted to impress us.

“Good job, Bella,” Heidi said quickly in a voice too low for the humans to hear. I nodded minutely, hiding the action from the boys.

“Here you go, miss,” one of the boys, with brown hair and hazel eyes said eagerly to Heidi. She smiled, raised the glass to him and took a sip. I stared at her in surprise. But when the other boy, looking just like his brother came up to me, I copied her.

The alcohol burned its way down my throat. I stifled a shudder as the disgusting liquid ran down my throat. I never liked beer or wine as a human, and now I hated it. I pretended to be enjoying it, though, as I followed Heidi to a small table in the back of the room. I removed my cloak as she did, showing off our pale slender bodies.

“Why did we have to drink this?” I asked unhappily. She chuckled.

“This family is very poor. Their grandparents had been very rich, but they spent most of their money on worthless possessions. They ran out of money, and put their only son into bankruptcy. Now, he’s trying to make enough money for his sons to live off of. Part of protecting this city is helping its citizens,” she added. I nodded, processing this.

We stayed for another two hours, until I couldn’t control myself any longer. I held my breath and waited until Heidi got back from paying.

As soon as we were outside, I gulped in deep breaths of fresh air, untainted by blood. My partner guided me outside, and took me hunting for several hours, until I was completely filled.

At dawn we went back to the city. Heidi said she was amazed that I didn’t attack them as soon as we walked into the room. I admitted I almost did, but she said it was normal for the all consuming bloodlust to be there for the first few years. It wasn’t normal, however, to control it like I had.

“I just remembered how as a human, I got sick from blood. I guess some of that carried over,” I said, indifferent. She nodded as we walked down the dark tunnels under Volterra.

When we reached the castle, she said that she had some work she needed to do, and she advised me to go and pack. I nodded, and followed her instructions.