A New Me
THIRD IN THE FATE'S COURSE SERIES! A new life,
A new death,
and then . . .
A new me. I couldn't remember anything except Jane was wonderful and I was a vampire.
Lizzie's memory is wiped, and Jane tells her she used to have a family, but they are now dead.
Something in Lizzie's mind tugs as she rediscovers her powers, causing her hair to flair white. Jane is hiding something from her, and whenever Cne is around, something happens to her...
As Lizzie tries to discover what they're hiding, and what more, who her old self is, she also uncovers the love for her now dead family, and how honest and caring Jane REALLY is.
10. Painful Memories
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I ran fast, feeling my long hair and clothes dry.
The trees seemed to part before me, so I let my mind wander. As well as my self-control. Suddenly, my instincts griped me and I attacked, not even knowing what my prey was.
All I knew is that red blinded my eyes and blood ran down my throat.
When I drained the body, I lay to the side, panting, not wanting to look at what I just killed. It scared me, and I squeezed my eyes tight, hoping to god that they weren't red.
What had I just killed?
Being responsible, I turned my head and squinted. My stomach would've twisted if it weren't satisfied and full of the warm, human blood. I crawled on my hands and knees to a bush and did something I doubt any other vampire had ever done.
I threw up the blood.
When I was done retching, I stood to bury the body. When I saw the man laying on the ground, holding a knife, I was a little impenitent.
I smelled more blood, then turned to where a teenage girl was sobbing behind a tree.
"Thank you so much!" She sobbed and I knelt beside her.
"Are you alright?" I asked softly.
She nodded shakily.
"He took me from my house and I don't know where I am. I can't get home," she whimpered.
"What's your name sweetie?"
Something stirred in me and I blinked.
"Where do you live, Katie?"
"Forks, Washington." Again, something stirred but I ignored it.
"Can you promise me something?" I whispered and she nodded.
"Can you not tell anyone what you saw and will see?" She nodded, and then looked scared.
"Wait, your eyes are red!" Her own eyes widened and she was about to scream when I touched her arm lightly and muted the sound.
"You've got to listen. But just wait here."
I didn't wait for her response, I turned and ran full speed.
I scented a herd of deer and loaded myself to the brim, till I thought I'd be sick.
I ran back to the tree, but she was gone. I followed her scent patiently, and found her running a little ways off.
"You're not going to get to Forks fast enough," I said gently and she screamed.
'It's okay," I soothed.
I picked her up gently and swung her over my shoulders, being careful to hold my breath.
"You might want to close your eyes," I directed her and she snorted. I turned to her, surprised and she looked at me evenly.
"Go for it."
I felt dizzy as I remembered.
"You're as big as a couch," I mumbled into his neck, and he laughed.
"You might want to close your eyes," Edward warned, and Bella looked down.
I stared over Emmett's shoulder at the trees.
"Go for it."
And he ran.
The trees I had been staring at a second before, were all ready behind me before I could blink.
The wind rushed past me so fast; I felt like I had taken up free falling out of helicopters, except I was vertical.
"Woo-hooooooo!' I yelled into Emmett's ear and through all the wind I heard him laugh.
"Are you okay?" her soft voice asked and I set her gently on the ground, pressing my fists to my eyes.
I had taken him down in the meadow. My brother who looked like he could snap me in two. . . I took him down.
"Fine," I mumbled, balling my hands into fists as more memories surged around me.
"That was AWESOME!" Emmett roared. "Do me!" Before anybody could stop him, he jumped right at me. I screamed, and he disappeared, still in the air. He reappeared on the other side of the room, and before he could stop, his head crashed into the wall.
"I'm so sorry!" I apologized to Esme. I hoped she wasn't mad. I had damaged her wood floor and her beautifully painted walls, in the time span of one day.
"Happens all the time." She said, smiling.
I looked back to Emmett. His head was still stuck inside the wall and he was struggling fruitlessly to get it out. "That happens all the time?"
They all saw the look on my face, and burst out laughing. Emmett disappeared and appeared in front of us, drywall, in his hair.
"I wanted you to do what you did to Bella." Emmett whined.
"You weren't trying to comfort me." I glared at him. Rosalie came up and punched him hard on the shoulder.
I had another one, and again, Emmett's head ended up in the wall.
He just growled.
"As if that scares me anymore!" I scoffed, flipping my hand at him. I turned around as I placed my nose back on my face. Carlisle was staring over my shoulder in horror. I snorted and disappeared. A few seconds later, Emmett was struggling around the drywall that now encased his head.
Carlisle and I stared at him for awhile, then turned back to each other. I heard Esme scolding Emmett from the other room. Ever since I had arrived, I had given her a lot of projects to work on, and I wasn't even a vampire yet.
So, even before I was a vampire, I could beat Emmett.
I moaned as the brown and green forest flooded my vision again.
I heard a gasp and looked up at Katie.
Her dark hair was tangled and her face flushed, wide brown eyes glistening with realization.
Before I knew what was happening, she was hugging me, tears streaming down her already wet face.
"Lizzie! Oh my gosh! We thought you were dead! The car! We didn't know why it wasn't your Volvo, but we thought---"
Memories were flooding me so fast I thought my brain might implode.
This strangely familiar girl using my name and talking about Volvos triggered things in my head. I heard pieces clicking into place as random pictures flashed.
"I'm Katie Weber." She informed me.
"Elizabeth Cullen." I offered.
Katie must have seen the look on my face because she smiled apologetically.
"My sister knew the Cullens. She told me they were super nice." Another girl walked up behind me and I turned to give her a thankful smile. I had to do a double take. I looked from Katie to this new girl who was obviously her identical twin.
"Your sister?" I asked Katie who nodded.
"This is Michelle." She nodded to her sister.
"And your guys' sister knows the Cullens?" They both nodded.
I was driving home in my Volvo C70 hardtop convertible. The top was down despite the clouds, and Alice was riding passenger. The paint was "Celestial Blue Metallic" and I loved it. It went nicely with the Cullens' collection of cars and Edward was proud of my selection. He said it was nice to drive and perfect for me. He was a little dubious about my selection of the convertible; he was surprised a place like a Seattle dealership would even have convertibles.
I grinned at their faces as I pulled up to their house, my hair probably sticking up all around my face.
"You like it?"
"Eep!" Michelle cried while she and Katie fought for passenger.
I laughed as Katie managed to push Michelle away and wrench the door open, diving in.
"No fair!" Michelle pouted, crossing her arms as she slammed her back against the back-seat. Leather. Heh heh.
I laughed out loud. "You can have it on the way back!" I smiled as I turned the key.
I flipped the maroon rock and ran my thumb across it, looking out across the gray ocean.
"Ooo! That looks like an eye!" Katie exclaimed pointing to the flat rock I held.
It was silent. I was going to have to ask. But I didn't want to.
I cleared my throat the paused.
"Uh . . . who?"
"Embry, my best friend, imprinted on Michelle."
I sighed with relief and Jake laughed.
There was a long pause, and the girl beside me sighed, looking embarrassed, she spoke up.
"SHU-NAY," she sighed.
"I see," the teacher said briskly.
CNE?! As in, erase my memories Cne? The human looked, like her, except without vampire characteristics.
I was remembering, and it was hurting me, bad.
I shook my head.
"Katie," I whimpered and she rocked my hard body.
"Shhhhhh, it's okay."
"No," I squeaked, wishing more than anything that I could cry, "The Volturi."
"Let's go," she tugged me up and I swung her onto my back.
I ran as fast as I could, wanting to run from the memories. I was so desperate I might beg Cne to empty my head when I got back. I was so used to being empty.
We were in Forks before I knew it.
"My sister and her fiance need to see . . . " Katie tugged at my fingers but I planted myself.
"I'll miss you," I ignored her, tugging her into my arms for a hug. She opened her mouth to protest but I held a cold finger to it.
"Remember your promise," I breathed my cold, sweet breath onto her and kissed her cheek.
"You'll always be my best friend," I murmured, and then was gone with the sudden gust of wind, teleporting on the spot as I heard a deep male voice yell, "LEECH!"
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