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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...

18. Chapter 18

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It looked like Alice, Jasper, Edward, Bella, Emmet, and Rosalie walked right through the doors. I felt my mouth drop in surprise. How did they get here?

Lucas didn't seem to notice my shock. His eyes were fixed on Edward, who was leading the group of six through the dance floor. Lucas looked furious, and when Edward caught his eye, he returned the glare.

We had stopped twirling and I excused myself from Lucas's arms and walked over to Edward.

"What are you doing here?" I whispered.

Can't your dad come and have some fun at a party too? He thought back innocently.

How did you find out about this? Did Lucas bring you?

No. I'll explain everything later, ok?

Fine. I thought as I hugged him, I'm just glad you're here.

He smiled down at me and then Lucas tapped my shoulder and I followed him back up to the giant table.

"How did they get here?" He asked once we had reached the far end where no one could hear us.

"I don't know. Edward said he'd tell me later." I whispered back.

"Well, I don't like them being here."

"What do you have against my family?"

"No, it's not like that. It's just, they seem a little different."

"Well, my family is kind of different."

"No, look at their eyes. They seem less golden then they usually do."

"So? They haven't hunted in a while, their eye color dims."

"I still don't like them being here. It doesn't make sense how they would have found out about this in the first place."

"Fine, you can deal with your little issue while I go and eat." I said annoyed as I got up to leave.

I glanced up at the ceiling and noticed that one of the three moons were already the familiar orangey color that Earth's moon turns during a lunar eclipse.

I slowly walked over to where Alec and Lucas's parents were sitting. I pulled out the chair next to Gina quietly and sat down.

"So, how are you enjoying the party so far Elizabeth?" Gina asked.

"It's nice. I've never really been to a party this... formal before. I like it."

"Well that's good to hear. Usually all of the critics say it's too formal and that they hadn't had the best possible time." She let out a small laugh.

"I'm just glad that I'm not a running bull's-eye anymore. I feel really safe here."

"I know what you mean. Jeremy used to follow me everywhere before I met Darren. It got really annoying. One minute it seemed like he wanted to do everything with me, then next he anted me wiped off of the face of the Earth."

"Can I ask you something Gina?"

"Of coarse Elizabeth. What do you want to know?"

"Well, I was wondering, what does being Queen of Nymth entail exactly?"

"To start with, nothing really, at first. Darren took care of a lot of the things in the beginning. But, I had to start helping too. There are several rules. Like: stay within the world, not traveling without another being with you, no conversation with anyone below you in the social ladder, listen to complaints and suggestion from the countrymen, help those who need it, no complaining, and you serve for life."

"That doesn't sound too hard... did you say for life?"

"Yes. The queen must serve for life or until her child finds the next destined heir."

"But what if you're a vampire? Never aging, never able to reproduce? Then what?"

"Then you wait until you are killed, or replaced I suppose."

I gulped and glanced at the sky. Two of the three moons were orange now. One more before the shadow loses its chance to take over. But what's there to worry about? Lucas said everything was fine.

"But there's noting to worry about. You're not a vampire. You'll be a perfect Queen if you accept."

"So, I do get a choice?"

She sighed, "Has Lucas told you nothing about this?" She sounded very confused.

"That's exactly what he's done. He hasn't said a single word about it. I learned the truth about why Jeremy was after me when Jeremy himself told me in a coffee shop back in England when he had me pinned to the ground. Lucas never mentioned anything."

She shook her head disappointedly, "I'm going to have to have a talk with that boy. He's been through a lot in his life, and he thinks everyone knows everything he does. It's not right that he hasn't told you anything about it yet. And so close to when it's time."

My breath caught in my throat. What did she mean by, "It's almost time?" How long did I have left to debate about this until my final answer was needed?

I gazed out into the filled hall, watching as Edward and Bella danced gracefully in and out of other couples. Edward caught my eye and shot me a worried glance. I let his thoughts pass through me, not caring enough to listen to what they said.

Lucas walked over then, looking slightly confused.

"What's up?" He asked as he sat down next to me.

I didn't answer, I couldn't answer. Why hadn't he told me anything?

"Elizabeth? Are you okay?" He asked, waving his hand in front of my face.

I blinked rapidly a few times, "Why?"

"Why what?"

"Why didn't you tell me about any of it?"

"I didn't think it was time to tell you yet."

"Apparently you're running out of time. I talked to Gina and she said that she'd like a word with you about timing."

"I'll have to talk to her then. The reason I didn't tell you is because I didn't want you to be mad and leave."

"Well it's too late for that. I'm already mad and about this close to leaving." I said holding up my thumb and pointer finger about a centimeter apart.

"I'm sorry. I wish that I had told you earlier, I just can't think of an appropriate time. Every time we were together, we were in public or with your family nearby. I didn't want to start anything, even though I know it would hurt you if I fought with them, I could still have beaten them. I just didn't want to hurt you."

We sat there for a few minutes. I watched everyone who was still dancing as they spun small circles around the room. Many girls were wearing elegant dresses that looked like they should be at prom or something.

Ryan came bounding up to us, looking happy.

"Dude! They've got an awesome chocolate fountain! I know I don't like it, but you should totally check it out!"

"Okay Ryan, maybe in a few minutes though. I promise I'll go and have a bite." I told him meekly.

I glanced up one more time at the sky above us. All three moons were now bright orange, if Jeremy and his friends were going to attack; it would be any minute now. I was pretty much ready for anything except for what happened next.