Liz and her family of vampires are vacationing in England for the summer. What will happen when some of Liz's old friends show up and when some unwanted faces re-appear? Sequal to: Estrella! Next story: Sol!
ok, this is the sequal to my first story, Star. If you have not read Star, then do NOT read this. You will be completely confused about practically everything. Sorry...
12. Chapter 12
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We reached the island and I could hardly stand from my exhaustion. Alec noticed that immediately and transformed to give me a more comfortable way of transportation. I climbed on and he took off into the trees, following Ryan’s trail. I was awake until the moon was blocked out by a few leaves from the tree tops above us; I was dead to the world after that.
I awoke to bright sunshine streaming through a window. I sat up quickly, wondering where I was, to find, that I was in a bedroom with sea foam green walls and white furniture, with sunlight streaming through the nearby windows. I quickly got up and found that someone had unpacked all of my things and had put them in the nearby dresser. I wandered out of the bedroom and into a narrow hall with four other doors leading to other rooms. I found the stairs, and went down into a very sophisticated looking kitchen and living room.
I rummaged through the fridge, which was fully stocked, until I found some yogurt and a cold apple to eat as my small breakfast. I walked around while eating until I found the back door and the large deck outside complete with patio furniture. I pulled out one of the chairs and finished my breakfast.
Halfway through eating my yogurt cup, the sliding backdoor opened and Ryan stepped out and took a seat next to me. I glanced up to see black eyes staring back at me. I almost fell backwards out of the chair at the intensity of them.
“You- you need… to-to feed. Like now.” I said half horrified.
“I think I can last a little longer.” He said calmly, leaning away from me slightly as to give me some breathing room.
“I’d rather you go and feed now,” I said, “that way you don’t have to test yourself.”
“I like a challenge sometimes.” He said shrugging.
“Suit yourself,” I said getting up to leave, “I just don’t want to tempt you at all.” I went back inside to explore my new home for a while.
The kitchen was extremely sterile but had a modern city feel to it. There was a small dinning room with four chairs, suitable for our small group. The living room was large, with icy blue walls and white trim both near the floor and ceiling with cream furniture and a large flat screen and one of the newest stereo system and a white grand piano.
My room had sea foam green walls with the same white trim as the living room, and large white trimmed windows. There was a small dresser which all of my things were neatly placed in. There was a white bookshelf already filled with books and a desk with a small ditch in it for my laptop and had an iclock ready for my two different ipods I had brought. My black laptop was the only thing that really stood out from everything else. There was a bathroom connected to my room, so that I could have all of the privacy I needed. The guys, apparently, would share theirs.
I found my cell on top of the desk too. I had thirty missed calls from Edward. I slowly sifted my way through all of them. Most of them were him trying to convince me to come home, the rest were him trying to calm me down. I really wanted to return his calls, but then he could trace my cell, so I couldn’t call him call him, I could e-mail him, but I’d really like to talk to him. I finally decided to video chat with him. He’ll be relieved to hear from me or he’ll go crazy when I won’t tell him where I am.
I sighed as I turned my laptop on and waited for it to get to my main screen. I hadn’t gotten to use my laptop for a while and I had forgotten what my background was. It hurt to see the picture of Edward, Bella and I in the meadow with the wildflowers nearby our English home holding some of the flowers we had picked earlier. I missed them already, but this way of escape was the best to make sure I wouldn’t be found.
I opened ichat and was halfway through sending Edward a request to get on when there was a soft knock on my door. I looked down and realized I was still in my clothes from yesterday. I quickly dashed out of the chair at my desk and threw on a white sun dress.
“Come in.” I said once I was fully dressed and once again seated at my desk with an internet explorer browser open and checking- more like deleting- all of my e-mails.
Lucas poked his head through the door and came in. He walked over to my bed and sat down on the end of it.
“So, do you like the place?” He asked.
“Yeah. I love it actually. I feel like I’m living in a city apartment.” I answered him with a smile.
“Have you seen the view?”
“What view? We’re in the middle of a forest.”
“Not from your room we’re not, haven’t you looked out the window yet?”
I shook my head no. I sighed and walked over to the windows and pulled back the white curtains. The sight outside the windows took my breath away. The bottoms of the windows just barely graced the tree tops and I had a clear view of the rocky beach on the opposite side of the island.
“Wow.” I whispered, utterly astonished.
“Nice isn’t it?”
I nodded and moved to one of the windows, opened it, and stuck my head out. The air above the trees smelled like the ocean and I could almost hear the soft shhing the waves made when they rolled up over the rocks.
Lucas smiled, pleased by my reaction. His smile reminded me of one of the many new questions I had.
“How did the house get here?” I asked.
He gave a small laugh, “Hello, I’m a warlock with some extraordinary powers remember?”
“You brought it here?” I asked in amazement.
“Well, I didn’t actually ‘bring’ it here, I pretty much built it.”
“You built it?”
“Yeah, my powers come in handy a lot of the time you know. I also did all of the interior decorating and furniture arrangements.” He said shrugging.
“It took about two or three minutes. I got here before any of you did and I had some free time on my hands; I figured we would need a shelter too, so why not make it sophisticated?”
“Wow. You know, you’re one of the most incredible people I have ever met.” I told him.
“Who’s the most incredible?” He asked, raising one eyebrow.
“Hmm,” I pretended to think, teasing him, “Probably Nikki.”
“Who’s Nikki?” He asked, really intrigued.
“I’m not telling, it wouldn’t be fair, she’d be mad at me too. I probably shouldn’t have said anything.” My voice faded to a whisper.
“Please tell me.” He pleaded.
“Nope.” I said turning on my heel and facing away from him.
His voice came from directly behind my right ear, “Please tell me.”
“No. You’ll have to ask someone who also knows her.”
“Who else knows her?”
“You’ll have to find him.”
“There’s only one other person?” He asked in disbelief.
“That’s hardly fair. How am I supposed to find this one person out of about six and a half billion others?” He complained.
“I don’t know.” I said shrugging. I wasn’t going to help him with his own problems, just add to them a little. He seemed a little bored earlier, so I thought he might have fun looking for Jason and Nikki.
Jason and Nikki were definitely two of the most extraordinary people I have ever met. The only thing is I’ve only seen them in person once. Both of them were secretly friends of my family, but they were undercover, working for the Volturri. They knew they would try to find Bella after they found out I was now part of the picture, but they didn’t know when. They tried to help us during the first attack, but got there too late to save Bella, they were also running behind when they found us in England again.
Lucas was now pacing the room, thinking about how and who Nikki was.
I cleared my throat, letting him know if he wanted to stay, he needed to talk. He looked up, and walked out and down the hall to his own room to think some more.
That left me alone in my room, with my computer, which was still so close to inviting Edward to chat. I walked back over to the desk, sat down, finished the invite, and waited for a response. It didn’t take long.
Edward has accepted your invitation. The screen flashed.
I quickly saw a screen pop up, first black, and then Edward’s face came into view.
“Hi dad.” I said.
“Elizabeth, where on Earth are you?” He demanded.
I sat there for a whole minute and a half, which seemed like an eternity until he got the fact that I wasn’t or couldn’t tell him.
“Dad, I’m fine, and safe.” I said, trying to convince him not to look for me again.
“Are you alone?” He asked.
“Right now, in here, yes. But, there are others here. They’re normal, and we’ve known them for a while.” I said, knowing that our definitions of “a while” were almost on complete opposite sides of the spectrum.
“Who’s there?” He pressed.
“Friends.” I said.
“And they are…” He pressed again.
I was about to answer him when Bella’s face popped up in front of the camera.
“Thank god you’re alright.” She said sighing.
“Hi mom.” I smiled.
“Where are you?” She asked.
“She won’t tell.” Edward answered gruffly.
“Please tell me Lizzy.” Bella pleaded.
I just sat there, I couldn’t tell anyone. No one could know where I was, why couldn’t they understand?
“Lizzy?” Bella begged close to tearless sobs.
“I… mom, I… I can’t tell. I can’t tell you. They’ll come after you guys, they’ll know, they’ll be mad.”
“Who are they?” Edward asked softly.
That one word had turned our lives upside-down and backwards for so long that Edward now tensed at the mention of the “family”.
“I’m sorry.” I said.
“Shh, don’t be. Lizzy, you’ve got to remember, we love you, no matter what happens. We always will.” Bella said softly.
There was another soft tap on my door that made me half jump. I saw Edward tense even more at seeing me so scared.
“I love you guys. I’ll talk to you again soon.” I promised.
“Elizabe-” Was the last sound I heard come out of Edward’s mouth before the program closed.
“Come in.” I called in the direction of the door.
The door opened and Alec was standing in the door frame; his head almost touching the top of the frame.
“Hey,” He said, “Whatcha up to?”
“Oh, well, I was trying to convince my parents I was fine, but that didn’t go over very big on either of their parts.” I said glumly.
“Jacob’s the same way. He seems to worry about me a lot. Like when I came after you. He called me like a bazillion times until he was satisfied. They’ll calm down, just give them a while. They just need some time.”
“You know nothing about my parents, do you?” I asked playfully, “Both of them were apart for like four months or so and mom went into her own ‘great depression’ and dad was just as bad. They tried to move on but couldn’t. I’m kind of scared that I’m putting them through that again.” I said sighing, “Once either of them makes up their minds, there’s no changing it. They’ll be looking for me for the next hundred years if they don’t find me by the end of the week.”
“How much do you want to bet they will?” Alec asked playfully.
“I don’t know, maybe five bucks.”
“You’re on. Five bucks by the end of the week.”
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