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Estrella

Summary:
ELizabeth Cullen, daughter of Edward and Bella, moves back to Forks with her vampire family. What happens when her best friend, and werewolf, Alec Black and her father decide to agree on one thing; Elizabeth's safety with a warlock, Lucas, and some of the evil creatures that just happen to be after him? Next story in series is called: Luna


Notes:
Fist Fanfiction. I hope you like it! Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters who were ever mentioned in any of the Twilight Series books. None of them are mine. I only own the main character and her friends.


6. 6: Interesting

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I was allowed to go and see Alec again, but I had to be home by seven, and I could only go down on the weekends. Alec was happy that I hadn’t been banned from visiting and he agreed to Edward’s new rules.

It was now Saturday of the following week and I had planned to go up and visit Alec and Jacob in LaPush around noon. But I had nothing to do today, and everyone was out hunting in southern Canada, and I didn’t know when they’ all be back. So I left a note for Edward and Bella so they wouldn’t be worried when they got back and I’m not home. I left it on the piano. My blue Porsche 911 Turbo roared to life. It’s a good thing Alice hadn’t seen me doing anything too rash while I was in LaPush, otherwise, my car parts would be scattered around town. I smiled as I thought of Alice disassembling my car. She was just so funny.

The trees whizzed past me as I went almost triple the speed limit on my way up to LaPush. It felt so good to be able to drive this fast. I knew I would make it to Alec’s in record time. He would be surprised to see me there so soon.

I passed the boundary line and sped up, enjoying the joyride. Alec was, as always, waiting. I pulled into his driveway and stepped out of my car unfazed by the speed that I had been traveling at just a few seconds earlier. He just stood on the front porch and stared at me. What? I’m half vampire remember? I could handle just about anything.

“Hey!” I called. I was happy to see Alec and Jacob, “did I miss something?”

All three of us started to laugh. We all knew that Alec and Jacob were astonished about the speed that I could take my car. It wasn’t too hard; all I did was step on the gas. I noticed Jacob looking, more like gaping at my car. I guess he had never expected me to have my own Porsche. Even after seventeen years they were still outrageously priced. I had kept it spotless, and that seemed to impress both Alec and Jacob.

“Is this your car?” Asked Jacob; still astonished.

“Yeah, it’s mine. Edward gave it to me as a sweet sixteen gift. I take really good care of it, and Rosalie taught me how to get it over one-twenty.” I said blushing a little.

“Well, you’re one lucky girl.” Jacob said. He was definitely impressed.

With that, we all went inside. Their small house was just as I remembered it; small, and white. Everything was white. The walls, the floors, the bathroom, and even the kitchen had white cabinets, sink, and fridge. The only things that weren’t white were the furniture in the living room, the bedrooms, and the kitchen table and matching chairs.

I plopped myself down onto the couch and waited for Alec and Jacob to enter. I was toying with the bracelet they had given me for Christmas when Alec spoke.

“So, nothing’s really changed much with us, what about you?” He said completely casual.

“Oh, well nothing’s really changed except Edward seems to trust me a little more now that I’m almost a legal adult.” I said.

We talked for about an hour or two until Alec said he wanted to show me something. I followed him out the back door and into an old garage. Jacob must have used this when he was a kid. Inside the garage there was a vehicle shape covered by a big tarp.

“What is it?” I asked.

“My car,” Alec answered, “It doesn’t exactly work yet, but I hope to have it running by March.”

“Can I have a look at it?” I asked sheepishly.

“Sure.” He said as he headed over to the tarp and flung it off the vehicle and onto the ground with one easy pull.

Under the tarp was old, silver, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. I couldn’t believe he had actually gotten one. It was so hard for me to believe it that I squealed and jumped up and down in place. He was enthusiastic about my reaction and immediately asked if I would help him with it. Of course, I said yes. We sat there in his garage for about three hours working on the car. It was in really bad need of new parts. I offered to buy them for him, but he declined. Alec insisted that we work on the car together, but that he paid for parts. It didn’t make much sense to me but I agreed.

We headed inside for lunch just after noon. There was still plenty of snow on the ground. Jacob greeted us with a huge plate full of sandwiches. I only ate one, and Alec and Jacob each ate five or six. They both had huge appetites, but what do you expect from someone who’s a werewolf.

Alec and I then went for an awesome run through the forest. It felt good to be able to run with him. He beat me to our decided finish line, which was the clearing we had rested in last week. He only won because he morphed into a wolf. We were both out of breath when we got there, and laughed about how I could just barely keep up with him.

“I’m only half of a vampire remember?” I reminded him.

“I know, but it’s still funny.” He laughed back.

We sat in our little clearing for another hour or so, until it started to get colder. Alec didn’t mind of coarse, but he came back with me when I swore that I would freeze of we didn’t go back soon. I was freezing by the time we got back to his house. Both Jacob and Alec laughed at me as I walked through the back door, teeth chattering. It was funny that a half vampire couldn’t stand a little cold, but apparently I hadn’t gotten the freezing temperature gene from Edward.

I had to go after that, Edward and the rest of the family would be back soon. Alec wasn’t very happy that I had to leave so early but he let me go without much fuss.

I got into my blue Porsche and sped off towards home. The ride was short, and it was easy too because no one was out on the roads today. I sped through town without leaving anyone too astonished at my speed and was on my street in less than five minutes.

I pulled into the garage to discover that nobody was home yet. I sighed. I get the house to myself for a while again. Why did they have to go hunting every week? Why did they have to go so far from home? I didn’t like having the giant house to myself a lot. I saw my note on the piano, right where I had left it, and shredded it up. I’ll tell Edward about my day anyway. No one needed to see an old note about me going down to LaPush when I was already back.

I heard a car door slam. Someone must be mad because the sound was louder and more pronounced than usual. I hoped it wouldn’t all be taken out on anyone too innocent, like me.

Edward stormed into the room, his mind was cursing someone or something with every foul word in every language he knew, and that was a lot, even for me. He stomped his way over to the couch and let himself fall into it with a soft thud. His face completely exposed his rage; this was very unusual for the usually emotionally-masked face of my father.

What’s wrong? I asked. He answered mentally with more cursing. With that, I knew I wasn’t going to get anywhere near the answer to my simple question tonight.

I sat there and waited for the rest of my family to enter. All of their minds were cautious, as if they knew what Edward was mad about, and that I would be listening. I knew I probable wouldn’t get anyone to budge except for mom or Alice. So, I would wait.

* * *

It was just after midnight when there was a soft tap on my door.

“Come in.” I said looking up from my copy of Peter and the Star Catchers.

Bella slowly slipped into my room, I wasn’t exactly expecting Bella to come and say goodnight, but I wasn’t expecting Edward to want to talk to anyone either. So mom would do. I could ask her what was bothering Edward anyway.

“Elizabeth, it’s time to turn out the lights and get some rest sweetie, you’ve got a big day ahead of you tomorrow.” She said as she crossed the room to sit on the edge of my bed.

“So Aunt Alice sees something big in my future tomorrow,” I mused, “I wonder if it will involve a vampire vs. werewolf thing or something like that. Who knows?”

“No, Alice didn’t see anything that big, she just saw you taking your giant math exam. She saw that you were stressed because you hadn’t gotten any sleep, so I decided to hopefully ease that stress by telling you lights out.” Bella said stroking the back of my head with her hand.

“Ok mom, but can I ask you a question first, before I am condoned to complete darkness and boredom?” I asked.

“Sure,” she said, she had no idea what was coming, “ask away.”

I took a deep breath, “What was dad so mad about earlier? He came in all fumy, I couldn’t help but overhear him cursing the cause in every language he knew.”

“Well,” Bella started, “he just got a tiny bit mad at a wolf that stopped his prey before he could get it. And it wasn’t your ordinary wolf either.”

“Oh,” I said, “Do you know which wolf it was?” I was hesitant to ask this question, but now that I knew that it was probably a member of the pack from La Push, I couldn’t help but ask.

“I’m not quite sure, but it seemed quite new, it had a little trouble ‘rescuing’ the lion your father was after.”

“Ok, thanks for telling me mom; it had just been bugging me that he would budge when I asked him.” I said and kissed her on the cheek.

She smiled, still stroking my head, I was glad that I was lucky enough to have Bella as my mom; she was so good at this stuff.

Being satisfied, I laid back into my pillows and waited for sleep to come. But, sleep never came, and I could not figure out why. It was just past three in the morning when I finally dozed off, only to be awoken by the loud and annoying beeping from my alarm clock at six. I hated getting up early; I wish high school didn’t start until noon. Then I would be okay with going after I got some decent sleep.

I dressed quickly into another designer outfit. I never really paid attention to what I was wearing because Alice would be the first to tell me if I didn’t match. And I love her for that, and so much more.

My school day was part of my regular, monotonous, routine. Until math. Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap! I forgot about the stupid exam! Why can’t any of my relatives have the power to put people to sleep when I needed it? Ugh, I was going to fail. No, no, no, no, no. I needed to pass this; I wanted to get out of high school as quickly as possible. Maybe just a quick peek at the answers in Ms. Pack’s head while she’s grading the other classes’ exams? No, that would be cheating, and I don’t cheat. I sighed and Edward glanced over at me from the other side of the room.

Don’t do anything stupid. He thought, you’ll be fine, just use everything you can remember.

I sighed; Edward was going to breeze through this, while I would take the entire class period and then some.

Ms. Pack was now passing out the booklets and the scan-trons with scrap paper. Ok, so it was mostly multiple choice; I could deal with that.

I got my test, and started working. This stuff was easy! I could do all of this with my eyes closed! It was all over the stuff we had learned in the very beginning of the year! I glanced ahead in the booklet, and it all was so simple. I glanced up when I head a chair scrape against the linoleum. Edward had finished, but he hadn’t gotten up yet, so who squeaked?

I then noticed that someone was sitting next to me; a boy that I didn’t know. He was quickly checking over his answers to his test. He must have been the one who squeaked. I quickly looked back to my own test before Ms. Pack could look up from her work and catch me. I finished just seconds after Edward turned his in, and the boy next to me followed suit of turning his test in. Edward smiled as he passed me on his way back to his seat, but emitted a low growl as the new boy passed him. Why was Edward being so hostile towards him?

I would find out later.