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.
9. First Beach
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"Lizzie, are you okay?" Michelle was leaning over me, and I was breathing raggedly.
"Fine," I panted. How on Earth was I gonna get out of this one?
"What happened?" Katie asked, concerned and caring.
"I just had this really bad dream, last night, where someone was chasing me. . ." Which was completely true, " And they had red eyes," I shuddered, gulping the salty air.
"Oh, it's okay," Katie assured me, but she looked relieved, "It was just a dream."
"Yeah," I said, wishing more than anything that it HAD been a dream and not real life, but it was as vain a hope as wishing we could go on a car trip to Phoenix.
I needed a distraction.
"Hey, can we make a driftwood fire?" I asked, sitting up.
"Sure!" They both looked relieved at the change of topic.
"I'm gonna go look down there!" I called and they nodded, showing no trace of suspicion.
I made my way down the beach, then cut into the woods when they weren't looking.
The coolness of the moist vegetation calmed me and I breathed in deeply, letting my shoulders relax; not realizing they had been so tense in the first place.
I leaned my cheek against the cool moss and let my eyelids droop.
"So, it scared you a lot more than you let on yesterday," I voice whispered in my ear and my eyes snapped open. I jumped as the hot breath burned my neck and I opened my mouth but a hot hand clapped over it before I could scream.
"Shhhh," It whispered.
"Jacob?" I murmured against the hand and turned to face him when he let go.
There stood an extremely tall, russet colored man with shoulder length dark black hair. He only had sweat pants on; no shirt, or shoes.
"Jacob, Bella"--- He stiffened as I said her name-- " Wanted me to give you this."
I made the note appear out of thin air in front of his nose and he caught it as it fell. He studied it for a minute before looking back at me.
"Do you know why Bella and I know each other?" he asked softly.
"No," I shook my head, staring at the ground.
"You need to, to understand."
"Then you've got to tell me."
"I know," he whispered.
Jacob explained the entire story. Edward left her for her own good, but she only turned almost catatonic and how Jacob rescued her. When Jacob explained why Edward had left her, I had the urge to roll my eyes--it was SO Edward-- but the mood of the story forced me to remain somber.
"And then, the small female came back," Jacob was pained, "And she left to go find him. After he had hurt her SO much. . ." Jacob covered his face with one hand pressed against his forehead.
"She loved him."
"I know. . . that's why I fought so hard, because I knew she would choose him, but I was in denial . . ." Jacob still had his eyes covered, "I did everything I could. I kissed her,"
"You kissed her?!" I was shocked. Surely he must know Edward could KILL him.
"Yeah, and she punched me. But she broke her hand," He chuckled and I also struggled not to laugh, " But the second time she asked," His expression turned dreamy, "But it was only because I threatened to kill myself," He laughed and shook his head. I was a messed up teenager! I've just realized."
"Glad to help trigger an epiphany that was so obvious in the first place," I smiled.
"Nothing's obvious when your in love," Jacob said, turning his serious expression on again.
There was silence and then I sighed.
"They're gonna think I can't find driftwood to save my life," But talking about living was a fragile subject for me right now. I stiffened and Jacob did too.
"I better go," I mumbled, scrambling up.
His dark eyes watched me, and he stood up, keeping my gaze then loping away into the forest.
"Hey," I greeted the twins a few minutes later, my arms loaded with driftwood that had mysteriously appeared in front of me when I looked away. I had my suspicions, and had muttered "Thanks," into the woods, feeling like an idiot.
"Whoa! So, that's where you went!" Michelle laughed and I did too.
"Yeah, I was pretty excited about the driftwood fire, so I found plenty!" It was partially a lie, because I hadn't really found it, it had been placed in front of me but, oh well.
We spent the rest of the day in front of the rainbow fire, letting our dry while we talked. The twins had dark chocolate brown hair with pale skin and wide, dark brown eyes. They were very pretty, and their looks matched their personalities.
We talked about school, and boys, (that couldn't last long since none of us really had boyfriends) and finally, a new girl that was rumored to have moved into town over spring break. This made me really curious but I tried not to show it.
Finally we decided to pack up, but as we were about to get into the Volvo, Jacob appeared out of nowhere.
"Lizzie, can I talk to you?" He muttered and I looked to the twins.
"Is that okay?" Katie and Michelle nodded but Michelle's cheeks flushed. I wondered why but Jacob's words jerked me back.
"Er, it might take a while, can you drive her car back and I'll drop her at your house?"
"I call driving!" Katie squealed and I relinquished my keys to her, and she darted to the front door before I could change my mind.
We watched them drive away, and I turned to Jacob.
"Jacob what's this about?" I demanded as he dragged me into the forest.
"Call me Jake."
"Okay, JAKE, what's this all about?"
"I wanted you to give this to Bella," He pressed a piece of paper into my hands and I could tell by where the pen had dented the paper it was covered in writing.
"I meant to ask you for a response, but this didn't really take long," I complained.
"Because I need to tell you something."
"'Kay," I said, sitting on a gnarled tree on the beach we had been walking on. Jacob chuckled, but sat down next to me.
"You know how it told you about Jared, Quil, and Sam imprinting?"
"Yeah, love at first sight only stronger."
"Well what about it?" I asked, sensing life was about to get a lot more complicated.
"Well," He paused awkwardly," It's happened again."
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