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A New Life

FIRST IN THE FATE'S COURSE SERIES! After a tragic car accident, a young girl is taken to Forks,Washington to spend some time with one her long-lost family members... but... who is it? Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I do not own Stephenie's characters .. or J.K. Rowling's for that matter :) Update: We find Elizabeth not too alive AND well, but alive at the very least. The 'death' I am refering to in Chap 2 is the vampire that rescued her from the car, E.G. Alice. I haven't even gotten to the reason for that yet! **groan** I had my story plotted out and then I found all these ideas running through my head! Hopefully, I'll be able to calm myself down after the Volturi and it will explain it all. I was planning on them explaining it after her casts were taken off but then my character discovered her powers (without my permission and when she's not even a vampire yet! for goodness sakes!) then the Volturi decided to come, but bring Aro (all without my permission) and so now my rebellious characters are careening out of control. Sorry for the rant, but I needed it out of my system. :)

10. Last Peaceful Days

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Alice was the only one who's eyes didn't bulge out of their sockets.

I glanced around at everybody nervously. "What?"

Edward's mouth was wide open and he was staring at me in disbelief.

"What?" I asked again. And again, I got the same response. A big serving of shocked faces and no explanation.

"You're Edward's cousin!" Alice squealed after Edward showed no signs of talking any time soon.

"Uhhhhh....what?" I was ... confused.

Alice stared impatiently at Edward. Still nothing.

"I knew it!" Emmett crowed.

Alice frowned. "No you didn't."

Emmett shrugged. "I knew the bad temper had to come from somewhere."

You'd think Emmett would have learned.

All of the sudden, his left leg was standing on the other side of the room, hopping in little circles.

"Dude! Where'd my leg go?" Emmett screeched, and Rosalie doubled over with laughter.

I tilted my head towards it and smiled knowingly. It was gonna be fun to watch Emmett try to catch his escaping leg. He jumped up and started hopping across the room. It was also good to know that when I wanted to I could remove body parts, like the mouth, which I knew I would have to remove a lot in Emmett's case.

Alice was holding her stomach and Bella had accidentally fallen off of the couch from her hoots. She tried to grab the arm of the couch as she fell but she accidentally ripped it off. I started laughing too hard to concentrate and Emmett caught his leg. edward was just gazing thoughtfully into space. I guess he needed some time to think.

Later that day I was sitting on my bed with a mirror, making my eyebrows disappear, and reappear in different expressions. My power could be pretty amusing. Even Emmett thought so and all day he had been coming up, telling me to remove a part of his body and hide it. Then I would time him on how long it took him to find it. I looked at the timer and grinned. It was on ten minutes and eleven seconds and Emmett still hadn't found his right ear. I had hidden it in the laundry basket and was wondering if I would even replace it if he couldn't find it.

Edward hadn't come up to talk to me, and I knew he wasn't the kind to avoid things. He needed to think it through. He needed to think everything through and I had no idea why. He was lucky it wasn't a necessity for him to breath because I was pretty sure he thought that through too.

I heard a chuckle downstairs and ignored it. Then I heard a loud "WOO HOO! Thanks Esme!" And before I could press the button to stop the timer, Emmett was in my room grinning, and holding something triumphantly in his hand. "Found it!" He yelled as I pressed the STOP button.

" 'Bout time too." I chided him. "Ten minutes and thirty-nine seconds! I could've found it faster!" I scolded him.

"You're the one who hid it." He muttered under his breath.

"I don't have the best hearing, but I'm not DEAF Emmett." I rolled my eyes as his ear appeared on the side of his head just where it had been earlier and he grinned at me.

"Now wha---" And his mouth disappeared. I felt it drop into my hand, and grinned at him. "What was that? Can you speak a little LOUDER?"

The mouth disappeared as I sent it down the hall, into the toilet in Rosalie and Emmett's bathroom. He must've heard it splash because he started gesturing furiously before he stormed out of the room. I chuckled, then looked around for something to do.

I heard a knock on the door and was puzzled. I couldn't imagine Emmett knocking after finding his mouth in the toilet. He would storm back in here and try to demand wordlessly that I put his mouth back on his face.

"Come in!" I called, and Edward opened the door grinning. "Do my powers deceive me or is Emmett fishing his mouth out of a toilet?"

"We're playing Hide-N-Go seek." I laughed as I imagined what Emmett was thinking right now.

"So," I said curiously. "How are we cousin's?"

"My mother's Elizabeth Masen." He replied thoughtfully. "That's why I wanted to know if Alice had given you jewelry. I had 'died' also and so Carlisle pretended he was our lawyer, took all the things in the will and gave it to me, and so I still have the house, jewelry, and everything else. I gave most of the jewelry to Esme, Rosalie, Alice and Bella." At her name his entire face brightened.

" I remembered when I was alive, she had worn that necklace all the time, and never taken it off, so when I saw it wasn't in her collection of jewelry, I was livid that one of the nurses had maybe taken it. But now I know that wasn't the case..." He trailed off and smiled at me. "And so we're cousins." I said.

I rolled my eyes, and he grinned. "You know, you're taking it pretty well, since you tend to over react to everything." I told him and he laughed. "Yeah, Esme moved the plasma to her room until she's sure I'm not gonna break it for the third time." He winced. I was curious about the first time but I held back. "Plus," Edward added. "I'm not mad about this. I'm terribly excited." Then he seemed to be pondering whether to say something. I took his icy hand firmly. "Come on, tell me." He shook his head. "Pleasssssssse? We're cousins aren't we?" I tried. Edward shook his head firmly and I sighed. Two can play at that game. I closed my mind stubbornly. Edward rolled his eyes.

Then something occurred to me. "How's Rosalie taking it?" I asked quietly and Edward shrugged.

"She's not livid like I supposed she would be. She's quite fond of you. Whenever Emmett drives her crazy she sends him to you and you usually punish him in some way... For example, the toilet thing was quite good."

I grinned.

"Earlier today Emmett was annoying her so she said 'Go up and annoy Lizzie and when you come back whining I'm going to laugh my head off.' So, knowing Emmett he said you wouldn't do anything bad." Edward snorted as we heard Emmett curse and it sounded like water was spraying everywhere.

"Did the toilet explode?" I asked Edward and his smile fell a little.

"No, but the look on Emmett's face is pretty amusing."

I had been living in the Cullen's house not worrying about the time, day or even what month it was. That all changed when Carlisle found Emmett and I in the living room, deep in conversation.

"I finally found you!" He exclaimed but I didn't hear him.

"Emmett," I sighed, exasperated. "I told you I CAN make my nose disappear. I can do it with my eyebrows!"

"It's totally different!" Emmett argued. "Noses should be a lot harder to make disappear."

"Fine." I huffed and rolled my eyes. When I was staring at Emmett again, my nose was gone.

"Told you!" I taunted.

He just growled.

"As if that scares me anymore!" I scoffed, flipping my hand at him. I turned around as I placed my nose back on my face. Carlisle was staring over my shoulder in horror. I snorted and disappeared. A few seconds later, Emmett was struggling around the drywall that now encased his head.

Carlisle and I stared at him for awhile, then turned back to each other. I heard Esme scolding Emmett from the other room. Ever since I had arrived, I had given her a lot of projects to work on, and I wasn't even a vampire yet.

"Well, it's quite set in stone that you are going to be living with us, that is unless you want to..." He raised an eyebrow.

"No, no! I'm never going to be normal again, so what's the point?" I laughed.

Carlisle chuckled, and then his face turned thoughtful. "You know, I have a theory on that,"

"You always do." I muttered.

"In theory, I was thinking that after all of the stress of the car crash, and Edward's reaction," I smiled at that. Even though Edward and the rest of the family wasn't here, I'm sure Edward would've appreciated that. "You were so stressed out, and being around all these vampires, much like a werewolf, your powers burst forth."

I felt that Carlisle's theorizing was over.

"What I came here to tell you, is to fit in, you must attend school, because we try to remain inconspicuous." He said sternly.

I nodded sadly.

"Good. You are already registered, I bought you all the supplies you'll need, and school starts in two days. Our cover story, is we adopted you after your parents died in a car crash,"

"How ironic." I cut in, smiling wryly.

He smiled. "Congratulations, your name is now, Elizabeth Cullen."

My hair had eventually lightened back to the champagne blond of perfect serenity, except for Emmett's occasional intrusions, where it only turned the exact shade of bronze Edward, which I dare to say, pleased Edward immensely. Now it remained that bronze because of school. Carlisle had been worried that if I flamed bright red, it wouldn't be too helpful with lying low. I wasn't worried. Vampires had a much bigger effect than humans did. Like I said, the bronze hair pleased Edward and he seemed to love having something to relate to, but his act towards me didn't change much, except when he would tell me how his life had been.

He had had green eyes, like me, but mine were slightly special. Before I had ever met the Cullens, my green eyes had gold specks, that glittered in the light. It was like my fate had been set in stone. I had never exactly found out how Alice had found out about me being related to Edward, and sometimes I felt she had made the whole thing up. Except for the necklace, there wasn't really any fact to if Edward was related to me or not, but it didn't matter to me so I didn't press further.

"Wake up!" Bella pranced into the room and threw the curtains open. I groaned as the sun hit me, and threw the covers over my head.
"I thought you of all people would understand!" I felt betrayed.

"Come on! You're acting like a Hollywood vampire!" Bella sang.

I flipped my covers off my head, and asked suspiciously, "What do you mean?"

"You're dramatic and you're burned by the sun." Bella replied matter-of-factly. I heard everyone in the house laugh, and I muttered "Ha ha." As I trudged off to the bathroom, Alice appeared beside me, hefting a huge bag, and I knew what it's contents, probably were no friends of mine.

"Wha's that?" I immediately regreted my question after the words slipped out, because Alice began listing in high detail, the color, shape, and purpose of every item in that horrible, weapon-stash-of-a-bag. I felt my horror growing. This was going to be a long day.