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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I felt the bed move and I opened one eye. Emmett sat there grinning at me. I growled and flipped over slowly in the bed, careful not to hurt my legs, which had healed at an 'incredible pace' and the casts were coming off tomorrow. "That's not a very impressive growl." Emmett taunted. I knew what he was doing. He was trying to make me mad enough to hit him. I knew it was useless but when I got really mad, I would hit him anyways. His favorite (and everybody else's) part is where he acts like he didn't feel it and I start yelling at him.
Maybe, if he kept waking me up, which he knew I hated, especially at, I glanced at the clock. 1:17 AM flashed back at me. If he did anything else, at 1:17 in the morning... the yelling would start.
In the quiet I heard Edward laugh at my thoughts and then Alice's giggle as she saw the names I would call him. I closed my eyes and immediately, her laughter ceased. I smiled smugly as I imagined her seeing me sleep and not make a scene.
I was wide awake now, so I might as well have some fun with it. With Emmett taunting me in the background, I made some decisions. Let's see ...... I thought about burning the clothes in Alice's closet, then changed to buying a new wardrobe at Wal-Mart. After all, they always had low prices. I could practically imagine Alice's brain imploding as I picked out a purple and orange polka dot shirt, pairing that along with overalls with different color plaids patched on... I heard Alice yelp downstairs and Edward's roar of laughter. Tell her if she doesn't stop Emmett.... And then I smiled as I slowly made my way to the Lingerie section.
I smiled wider as Alice screamed "EMMETT!" I started laughing as Emmett fled the room, leaving me to have a peaceful night's sleep.
The next morning I woke up in a good mood. Alice was happy to see her closet remained full of expensive, designer clothing and Edward was amused by my quick thinking last night. I could definitely harass them by using their 'gifts' against them, because I was smart enough, and I had a temper that could execute perfect revenge plans.Edward was usually on my side. Which was fair cause I wasn't a vampire and such . . .
I entered kitchen that hadn't been used for a while till I had arrived and retrieved a bagel from the food Esme had happily bought for me. I sighed. I couldn't wait to get my casts off so I could go into town. Even a simple run to the grocery store was something I craved immensely. Just to get out, and walk around. I looked at my plastered legs. They were almost as pale as a vampire's skin. I was so happy about getting them off that I hadn't realized how long I had been staring at them until Edward touched my cheek. I jumped, and then looked at him.
"Just thought I should come shake you out of your trance. Seriously, your thoughts were almost like reading Bella's mind..." He was smiling and had one eyebrow raised. "Thanks." I said happily. His eyebrow raised higher and I felt defensive.
I finally get to get these things off today! How long have you stayed in a house without walking more than a step? I screamed in my head, my mood darkening. Edward's face crumpled and I heard Jasper's shout somewhere above us.
"Sorry." Edward called up in a normal voice. I stared at him for awhile, then turned away, not sure if I even wanted to know.
"You don't." He muttered.
I had taken Edward' s advice by not asking him, but after he left the kitchen I continued to wonder what he meant by that. Odd.
"Are you ready to get your cast off? Alice's singsong voice said on the other side of my bathroom door. They had moved Edward's bed to an empty room that was now my own. I was wondering when I was going to be responsible and start school again, and talk to the Cullens about what I was doing here, but I didn't want to. Not yet, not ever.
I jerked back to reality. Without putting my brush down, I opened the door to find Alice leaning on the door jam. We both smiled at each other, and then I went back to brushing my hair. Alice reached out an icy hand and grabbed my wrist. I looked at her curiously, and found myself mirroring her expression.
"Did you color your hair?" She accused, touching a strand of my now light champagne colored hair. "No." I answered storing my brush in the drawer and turning to face her. "It's sort of weird though." She gasped. "Weird? How's ever heard of such a thing?" She exclaimed in mock horror. I rolled my eyes and dragged her to my bed, where we both settled cross-legged on the soft gold comforter.
"I noticed this before..." I cleared my throat then decided to put it bluntly. "Before my life ended, and this one began." I spread my arms wide and looked around the room. Alice listened calmly. "It..." I paused. "It depends on my mood." Usually after a relaxing night's sleep, my hair turns back..."
I fingered the light strands that hung in front of my face. "But about a week before the accident, my hair turned a bronzier shade than I had ever seen it before, even when really stressed out." The word's were coming fast now, like water trickling, then gushing down a parched throat. Alice had tensed but she was relaxing her shoulders while I paused.
"After school, my hair would be slightly darker, but on easy days, with no dramatic fights, my hair would be almost the same shade as that morning. When I was in a really bad mood, it could darken suddenly, but people could never bother me much so it wasn't noticeable.
"However," I raised my voice though there was no need. "Being sleep deprived puts me in a bad mood and my hair has turned darker than ever. Since I've been here, my broken legs have never let me completely let go of the stress, so you've never seen my hair like this."
I fiddled with the shorter, almost white strands. I watched her face anxiously as if she was going to yell "You FREAK!" and throw me out of the house.
"PUH-LEASE!" Edward shouted up to me.
"EAVESDROPPER!" I yelled back at him.
"Like you didn't expect me to be listening!" More yelling.
"Hey, EDWARD! I finally realized why your hair is bronze all the time! Because you HAVE NO GOOD MOOD!"
Alice was staring at me with wide eyes. "WHAT?" I growled at her. "Your hair." I looked down in amazement as the ends turned a metallic red before fading back to a steady, annoyed, bronze.
"Say good-bye to my blonde hair, thanks to some horribly annoying vampires." I mumbled before sliding off the bed.
" 'S not my fault you're an extremely, emotional teenager." I whirled to Bella, who was leaning against the wall. I could feel the anger building up, and her jaw dropped. "Whoa! You're right! Your hair is hardwired right to your emotions!" She was staring and I could feel my hair getting redder and redder.
"Danger zone. Back off, Bella." Alice cautioned softly and I wondered what she saw. "Hey you ARE a freak!" Emmett teased rounding the corner as my jaw clenched and my nostrils flared.
I felt a shock jolt down my spine. My hair reached bright red and Emmett disappeared.Bella screamed. I just stood there, mouth open in shock, staring at the corner where Emmett's head had just appeared and disappeared.
"What did I do?" I whimpered and Alice rested her hand on my arm. "Edward." She called softly. "Yes?" He was up here in seconds, looking mildly annoyed at me. Then he did a double take. He took in our shocked faces, my red hair and demanded "What happened?" "I was so mad." I whispered weakly.
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