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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. :)

5. Still Heart

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Bella looked shocked when I grinned at her. Edward laughed. " You're not the only one who's foolishly trustworthy around vampires." He said, kissing her cheek. She smiled understandingly at me as I rolled my eyes at Edward. Bella skipped across the room to change the song on the stereo. She touched it especially careful as Edward watched her anxiously. I giggled. I could guess he had had to replace quite a few stereos and he grinned at me.

I heard "Hey baby hey!" Echo through the room and I laughed at the expression on Edward's face. Bella joined in and suddenly Alice was literally dancing into the room, hands held over her head. I had to deal with not getting up and dancing like a lunatic. I would have, if only one of my legs were broken. Edward roared with laughter at that thought. Instead I settled to bobbing my head to the music and singing softly to myself while Bella and Alice screamed the lyrics along with the loud blaring sound system, and I almost forgot they were vampires. The only thing that reminded me what they were is how beautiful and graceful they looked. I knew if I had danced with them I would look moronic, but I considered it just about having fun and who wasn't the better dancer. edward nodded approvingly and I blushed. Blushing was becoming more and more common, and it really annoyed me.

All of the sudden a man with the build of a serious weight lifter burst into the room. He picked up Alice and Bella, one in each hand, and twirled them above his head. They kept singing as though nothing had happened. The man's eyes were closed and he opened his mouth and imitated to perfection the voice of Gwen Stefani. I raised an eyebrow across the room at Edward who was leaning casually against the wall surveying the scene with amusement. His eyes darted to my face with concern. Did he think I was scared? It insulted me that he thought a weight lifter with the voice of Gwen Stefani would frighten me. Man they really have improved plastic surgery haven't they? I stared at his face trying to keep a straight face, and obviously he was trying to also. The concentrated look on his face made me crack up. I threw my head back and roared with laughter. I cringed at the hurt it caused and Edward made his way across the room, leaning beside me.

"What hurts?" He asked, his cool breath blowing into my face. I blinked. Uhhhhh..... "Whoa! You do smell good!" I accused him, glaring. The song had finished and the other three vampires had been singing but they suddenly stopped and turned to stare at me.

Alice just looked overall happy, Bella was smiling knowingly, and the weight lifter was looking at me amused. He started laughing and I complained "What? He does!" Alice and Bella giggled but the man was doubled over, roaring and shaking with laughter. When he finally stopped, stood up straight and hiccuped. It sounded more like a strangled squeak and now it was my turn to laugh.

"Emmett, you know vampires can't hiccup!" Edward reminded him over my laughter. "They can t--hicuhh--oo!" Emmett said defensively. Edward glared at him and Emmett started hiccuping so fast like he was being strangled. I was laughing so hard I cried, holding my hands over my stomach. When I finally stopped giggling, I sat up again. "Hicuhhhh!" A squeaky hiccup burst forth from me and I started laughing again, except for when the occasional hiccup interrupted. Emmett starting timing his hiccups to come right after mine. When I finally stopped Alice and Bella were holding their stomachs from laughing so hard and Edward was looking at Emmett with an eyebrow raised.

"Welcome to the family little sis!" Emmett was beside my side in a minute and he stuck his hand out. I took it with both of my hands, using all my strength and squeezing hard. He looked at me expectantly as I took both my hands away from his cold skin. I hadn't even made his fingers move."I wanted to see if you were as strong as you looked." I said nonchalantly. "And?"His face took on a worried look and Edward laughed. "No way!" I flipped my hand at him and his face fell. I let my expression match his. "You're way stronger!" I crowed as I heard the others laugh. Emmett held his out again and his face brightened. "Emmett." I shook it. "Nice to meet you Gwen, I'm Elizabeth, Lizzie for short." He laughed and pretended to punch my shoulder, nearly giving the others a heart attack. Edward snickered and I looked at him. "What?" He grinned. "Well technically, since our heart isn't beating, we can't have heart attacks." I stared incredulously at him. "Here." Emmett said, spinning me away from Edward. He grabbed my hand and pressed it to his chest. I should have felt a beat but I didn't. I waited. Waiting a beat to heat the hard cold surface of his chest through his shirt. None came. I pressed my left ear to his chest, which made me stand on my tiptoes, and listened. The room was quiet but then I could hear it.





My face brightened, then fell when I realized it was my own pulse, thudding in my ears. Other than that all I heard was the air passing in and out of his lungs.

Well at least I still had a heartbeat...but did I really want one?

I looked up and saw Edward's shocked and slightly angry face. Oops. Forgot about that.