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?
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. :)
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"WHY do you guys have to come?" I groaned.
"Well," Bella began breathlessly. "WE're here to make sure you, one, control your powers, two, make sure nobody else is suspicious, and three, have A GREAT first-day at school!" She seemed ecstatic.
I stared at her dully. "Why the HECK, do you want to spend a boring day at a middle school with a population of like, 50 kids per grade?" I wondered.
Bella was bouncing up and down in her seat and I was staring at her from the back seat, where I was crammed in between Jasper and Alice. Whoopee, a whole cheering squad.
My hair was turning a dull red and Edward glared at me.
"I told you, humans don't bother me, however, a vampire pep rally MIGHT." I muttered.
Jasper put his hand on me and unleashed a devastating amount of happiness.
"Whoa." I said dizzily as my hair flared a platinum blonde.
"I'm SO excited, ever since I've been dead, I haven't been able to go out in public!" Bella squealed.
Bella was going to borrow my power, make a vampire chain so they would all be hidden, Edward would make sure nobody was suspicious, Alice would see if my hair was going to flair up red, and Jasper would immediately calm me down. This was going to be an embarrassing day.
I hid my mind. At least Edward wouldn't be able to intrude that part of my privacy. Thank goodness. I stepped out of the car followed by the four, invisible vampires. I closed the door and walked through the misty parking lot into the office.
I walked up to the secretary. "Hi, I'm Elizabeth--" I checked myself before I uttered my old last name. "Cullen." A thrill went through me as I said my new last name until I realized Jasper was probably laughing his head off, but I managed to keep my hair the same color.
"Ah yes!" The secretary exclaimed. "Another Cullen. Indeed." She pawed through some files until she found one with my name. "Here's your schedule, a map of the school, and a slip you need to get all your teachers to sign."
"Thanks." I murmured as I took all the stuff, and turned to leave.
"Have a great day, dear." The secretary said cheerily. I smiled at her, then made my way out the door.
I stopped a ways outside the door and examined the map. This was going to be simple. I wouldn't need it, but I stored the map in my backpack anyways. Alice appeared beside me as I looked over my schedule in the same manner.
"English block, Art, Algebra, Lunch. Then, Social Studies, P.E., and Science." I shrugged.
"At least P.E.'s late in the day." Alice offered.
Edward appeared besides me also. "You should probably get to English, the bell rings in five minutes."
I sighed. "This is gonna be so embarrassing."
Edward laughed. "Bella understands your pain, but since she's dead, it would be better if you were sighted with us, just in case."
I smiled wryly. "Off to school!" I exclaimed in mock happiness and they chuckled before disappearing.
I made my way quickly to English hoping nobody would be in class to witness my embarrassing slip-signing request.
I stood in front of building A. I found the door marked 106. I hesitantly peeked in the door that was propped open by a brick painted with books and pencils. As I took in the nearly empty class room I mentally cheered. There was only two students at their desks and the teacher was reading a book with the cover propped up in obvious view. Black Beauty. I had to admit I had loved that book when I was in fourth grade. I had even done a book report on it, but an Eighth Grade Honors teacher reading it? Jeez.
I made my way into the classroom and quietly described my situation to her.
"Hi, I'm Elizabeth Cullen and the secretary asked me to get this signed by all of my teachers." I explained quietly, hoping not to disturb the other students in the classroom.
She blinked at me behind her colorful reading glasses then burst out, "Why, welcome Elizabeth!" I winced but she continued in her loud voice, despite me leaning in towards her. "I'm Mrs. Blerny! So nice to meet you!"
The two students heads jerked up, they were both girls, and immediately started whispering in hushed tones with bright expressions on their faces. Crud, crud, crud, CRUD!
I desperately tried to calm my self down. Thanks to Jasper, now my reputation at school was a platinum blonde, which meant I would have to stay freakishly happy every day while at school. Odds of that? Zero to zero.
I suddenly felt joy flood through me and I grinned at the teacher like an idiot. "Nice to meet you too!" I exclaimed joyously and the two girls raised their eyebrows at each other. The teacher didn't seem to notice.
Jasper, I hate you with such a passion, a passion so strong that I think I'm gonna dig a hole in Peru and bury your head in it. I'm gonna...
I saw the very tips of my hair turning blood red and asked the teacher quickly, if I could go to the restroom. She nodded dreamily and picked her book up again. The girls were working on their papers again when I flew past.
I found the girls bathroom and when I saw it was empty, I whirled and let my hair flash bright red. They were all standing there cautiously.
"Will you come off it?" I whispered furiously.
"I was just helping..." Jasper said but it sounded more like a question.
"No you weren't!" I retorted angrily. "How would jumping up on a desk and start singing help ANYTHING? I was resisting the very strong urge to do just that!"
"Told you." Alice said smugly to Jasper.
"Fine, we'll try to restrain ourselves if you do." Edward stated, rolling his eyes.
I scoffed at him then shrugged past them and stalked back to class. I stood a few feet from the doorway, thinking some of the happiest moments I had in my life. Most of them were at the horse shows, or around my horses. I grinned as my hair turned the platinum blonde I had been marked as, and then stepped into the classroom.
There were eight kids in the class this time, but the bell still hadn't rung.
"Err, where would you like me to sit?" I asked the teacher.
"Anywhere's fine!" She said carelessly.
Great. Now I have to find a spot that somebody else doesn't have a claim on a seat but I desperately didn't want to sit in the front.
"You can sit by me." Offered a small girl with light brown hair and pale skin.
"Thanks." I smiled. She smiled back.
As long as I knew one person, I'd be okay.
As I made my way across the room, the bell rang and students poured in the room and they all stared.
"I'm Katie Weber." She informed me.
"Elizabeth Cullen." I offered.
I saw several kids exchange loaded glances.
I also, unfortunately, heard a guy whisper, "No wonder she looks like that."
Wow. That was awkward.
I almost groaned when I thought of Edward. Stupid, mind-reading vampire.
Katie must have seen the look on my face because she smiled apologetically.
"My sister knew the Cullens. She told me they were super nice." Another girl walked up behind me and I turned to give her a thankful smile. I had to do a double take. I looked from Katie to this new girl who was obviously her identical twin.
"Your sister?" I asked Katie who nodded.
"This is Michelle." She nodded to her sister.
"And your guys' sister knows the Cullens?" They both nodded.
"So, you're identical right?" They both nodded again, but they seemed to be waiting for something.
"What?" I asked, confused.
"Well, people like, ALWAYS ask if we can read each other's minds."
I snorted, but tried to contain my laughter. "Who believes in mind readers?" I asked smiling widely.
They grinned to but as I turned around in my seat, I covered up another laugh with a cough. I few people glanced at me, especially the boys, but I ignored them.
Who on Earth believes in mind readers? Or vampires? Or psychics? Or werewolves? Sometimes people are so gullible.
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