A New Death
SECOND IN THE FATE'S COURSE SERIES! Three years later. . . Lizzie is now in high school. She's been living her new life for three years now. She's sixteen and just living each day, not looking towards the future, and what it holds; her death.
As she struggles to live out her last year as a human, she meets new friends and discovers new secrets.
I, EdwardBiteMePlz, am the narrarator to this girl's new life, and death. From thirteen to sixteen, Lizzie will finally choose her fate, but is it already chosen for her? By a vampire family far more powerful than the Cullens? They say she could take out the Volturi's guard single-handedly, and Aro knows it. He's not going to let the Cullens keep Lizzie without a fight.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN STEPHENIE'S CHARACTERS. I DO OWN THE ONES I CREATED THOUGH.
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Her horse suddenly saw the bush I was crouching behind, shift when I did. Her head snapped left just as his did.
Her horse leaped sideways, and his legs slid out from under him, just before they hit the ground I heard her mutter, "Shoot."
I jumped up quickly, and hit my head on a branch; cracking it with a loud snap.
She was gone.
Where'd she go?
I didn't dare go to her, I had no idea who she was. . . but if it was my fault that the horse had fallen, and if it had fallen on her. . .
I stood, torn to go help the girl, and not to reveal myself.
I took a hesitant step towards the arena but froze as the horse grunted and heaved himself up, shaking off the dust.
The girl wasn't on the ground beneath him, as I expected her to be. I looked wildly around the entire arena, and couldn't understand how she had seemingly disappeared.
Then, she materialized out of thin air, standing beside her horse, who was chewing nervously. Where'd she COME from?
The reins were draped just behind his ears, hanging very low to the ground.
She grasped them and started to turn towards the woods. Towards me.
It was time to go.
I turned and ran into the depths of the forest, careful not to cross into the Cullens' boundaries.
I disappeared just before I hit the ground, wondering what the snapping was. It seemed to have come from the trees. I stood up, unaffected by the fall.
I walked away from Captain and watched him get up, thankfully unharmed, before I appeared beside him, grabbing his reins before he could work himself up.
I turned to the trees where he had spooked and where the snapping seemed to have come from; but all there was was the rustling of a tree with a large bush growing directly beneath it, both moved by an unnatural breeze that made not only the leaves move, but also a branch, that had been cracked to the point where half of it was dangling; hanging on just by the thin bark.
That's where the source of the noise had come from surely; but what had been the source of the broken branch?
I gently lifted the reins over Captain's neck and led him slowly back to the barn. As I checked him for injuries, I found a few shallow cuts but nothing too horrible. After I cleaned the wounds with warm water, I covered them in a thick, yellow paste and put him out in one of the pastures.
I would usually ride the other horses before putting them out in their pastures, but with the way Captain had acted, riding them today was absolutely out of the question.
After they were all in their individual pastures grazing, I called, "See ya guys later!" leaving the clearing and stepping onto the dusty path. At first I was nervous the thing was following me, but the birds were chirping from all around that the forest sang. I had nothing to fear, and if it WAS following me, I would still have nothing to fear. My powers would out-match anything I could cross paths with. . .
I was sitting cross-legged in the living room when a vision flashed in front of my eyes. Lizzie was walking back from the barn, but she cocked her head and took a detour. Then it ended. I was puzzled, but I shook my head and continued reading.
I heard a noise to my right. A cracking sound. Again. I tilted my head and changed my course towards the noise. It might be whatever had freaked my horse out. Still strolling carelessly, I tried to quiet my steps. It worked of course.
I saw something moving through the trees. It was a large . . . Oh no! My horses had gotten out. I ran towards the big chestnut figure but when I got close enough to see it, I stopped dead. It was . . . a gigantic wolf. It was crouched, its lips pulled over it's dagger-like teeth and deep growls were vibrating in it's chest. It was looking towards me. I gasped and my sound came back. I stumbled back and almost tripped but I caught myself on a tree trunk.
Not until the wolf really DID look at me, did I realize it had been glaring over my shoulder. I spun left and there was . . . a vampire. I was about to call out until I realized, it's eyes, were almost black . . . but around the edges it hinted a dark ruby color. Of all my living with vampires I had picked up a few characteristics. The snarl, for instance. I angled my body slightly forward and lifted my teeth in a snarl.
"What do you want?" I hissed angrily, my hair turning bright red.
It was a male. It stepped back and assessed me.
"You have blood? Then why...? Are you a vampire?"
"Yes!" I snarled, my teeth bared.
He studied me for a moment, and I hurriedly muted my heartbeat and gave off the sweet perfume.
My eyes were green, true, but they had the flecks of gold. I held my breath and waited, watching him with a careful expression.
He grinned a small, malicious smile.
"I am not," I growled.
"Run then," He whispered and I felt my eyes start to involuntarily widen, but I narrowed them back into slits.
The growling behind me was getting louder, but I had to concentrate.
I turned and felt the breeze, and the I was standing twenty feet away.
"Good enough for you?"
"No, you're lying. I just wanted to see what a NICE vampire you would make," His smile widened and his teeth glistened.
"Get away from me," I whispered and he paused.
"But, don't you remember me? You've seen me before, but your pathetic little human mind won't remember." He strolled slowly toward me.
I snarled again at him, and the wolf echoed it.
"You have, however," He paused in his movements,"Developed some nice characteristics. You are READY to be one of us."
"I'm warning you!" I snapped as he started to approach again, and I retreated back a few steps. Why wasn't Alice seeing this? But surely Edward will come . . . My heart sank. Edward had gone into town.
"Don't be so . . . GROUCHY," His eyes lowered as he looked at me through his lashes, still trying to persuade me.
The wolf seemed to pacing up and down an invisible line, twitching and snarling.
The leech was just across the boundary line, strolling toward the girl as I watched helplessly.
She wasn't a vampire. She was the same girl I had seen riding and she had NOT been a vampire... but now she smelled like one, and her hair glowed red. I couldn't even hear her heartbeats. But when I had seen her in the arena I had summarized she was NOT a normal girl. . . but she wasn't a vampire. That much I was fairly certain. I think.
He was getting closer, and there was nothing I could do. I would watch this girl be sucked of her life.
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