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...
6. Chapter 6
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I awoke to the feeling of cool air coming through my windows. I thought I shut those last night. I thought. I climbed out of bed and trudged over to close them. While closing the last of the three, a small piece of paper fell to the ground. Curious, I picked it up and began reading the small little letter on it.Liz. Ryan and I have a plan, we think. Meet us by the old tree house about three miles away from here. Edward shouldn’t be able to listen in. Lucas.
A plan? A plan for what? Why would I need a plan? Then the episode from last night replayed before my eyes. I just about screamed again at the thought of now being chased down by another evil creature.
Edward must have been reading my mind as the memory erupted in front of my mental eyes because he came crashing through the door. He stood there looking at my as if I were crazy. Are you okay? He thought.
“Yeah Edward, I’m fine. Where’s mom?”
“She’s outside in the garden, not that we need one.” He mumbled the last part and I let out a small giggle he then turned and walked away.
Sure enough, Bella was in the garden tending to some of our many strawberry plants, not like strawberries would actually grow here for any normal person, but Bella could make just about anything grow, or die for that matter, but only nature things, like plants.
She looked up when she heard my soft footsteps on the wet grass and smiled.
“Hello Liz.” She said in a very melancholy tone.
“Hi mom. Umm, I was wondering if we could talk for a moment.”
“Okay, I’ve got all eternity, what do you want to talk about?”
“Well, you remember the ‘possibilities’ that came up last night?”
“You see, I came up with another one of my own. What if I were to go somewhere safe with a couple members of the family, not tell any of the people who stayed behind because of Aro’s power, and then simply ‘disappear’ for a while until the Volturri and Jeremy thought I was dead.”
“That could be a very interesting plan,” Bella said nodding in agreement at the thought of deceiving some of the most powerful and resourceful vampires on the face of the earth, “Where do you plan to go, and who would you take with you?”
“I’m not exactly sure where we’d go, but I have two people in mind to take with me.”
“And they are?” she pressed. I knew I probably should not have said anything in the first place, but now I was way in over my head to back out.
“I was thinking maybe Ryan could come and then… maybe… Lucas could come and help.” As I said this I saw many emotions flash across her face. The ones I recognized the most were approval, a devious look about how the plan sounded, and then at Lucas’s name there was fury and pure hatred. I wonder what he had done to her.
She did not speak, she just simply turned back around and continued tending to her garden. I knew I shouldn’t have said anything. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Me and my big mouth. Now Bella’s going to tell Edward and Edward’s finally going to snap and probably try to ship me off somewhere to live with humans again for my own safety, then I’ll be miserable, then the Volturri will find out where I am and kill me. This is going to be fabulous.
Edward then came walking through the back door and I took off running. He stood there for a second, confused by my reaction, then took off after me. It didn’t take him long to catch up, but I jumped about five feet in the air, avoiding his effort of tackling me. He was up and on his feet again just after mine hit the ground.
Lucas, where are you? Ryan I need some help here. I thought, my mind fully letting my annoyance of dodging my own dad and not have a fair game emit into everything I was thinking.
All of a sudden, Edward froze in mid-run. I dug my heels into the ground to stop and stared over my shoulder to look at him. He really did look like a lion when he ran. Ryan then stepped out from behind a nearby tree. His hand held out in front of him.
“Took you long enough.” I said.
“What? I don’t get a thank you? You should be happy I stopped it here. If I would have let time take it’s course for another minute you would be pinned down on the ground and Edward sitting on you.”
“Thanks, and what were you doing looking into the future anyway?”
“I was getting a little curious about what would happen after last night’s episode and I decided on little peek would not hurt anything.”
“Well, next time let me know before hand if anything bad is going to happen to me.”
He laughed and said, “but then I wouldn’t get to save you. Where’s the fun in that? Oh, and go look behind that tree over there.” He pointed o a nearby tree and I walked over to look around it.
Behind the tree were two things. Lucas and the biggest and brightest ball I had ever seen.
“Do you know what Lucas was planning to do with that giant ball of raw light?” Ryan asked. I shook my head, “He was planning on blasting Edward as he ran past his hiding spot.”
“Why would he want to do that? It could hurt Edward.” I complained.
“Because, it seems, the only thing he cares about is you. For some odd reason that I will probably never know, he would care less if Earth blew up as long as you were okay. If it were me, I’d be worried about both you and the earth being smashed to smithereens so I’d probably destroy the thing that threatens to kill everyone and come back and you are okay.”
“Well, I like your way better, who knows where, we could live if there weren’t any animals and air?”
He laughed again, and it was one of those happy laughs. Not the sarcastic kind the Lucas and Edward use a lot, but just a plain laugh. I liked it.
Lucas then sprang t life and the giant ball flew right into Ryan, knocking him backwards and into several trees. I shot Lucas an evil glare.
“Now Lucas, tell me, what good could possibly have come from practically catapulting my best friend into a bunch of trees?” I asked him.
He just shrugged and started to walk towards me. I started to back away. From somewhere behind me there was a growl. I whirled around to see that Edward was crouched into an over protective position diagonally to my left. When Ryan was rammed into the trees, he must have unfrozen time.
Ryan was then on my right side and in the same crouched position as Edward. Both of them were now moving closer to Lucas who, at the moment, looked rather smug.
“Guys, please don’t fight! I can’t take fighting, you know I can’t!” I shouted, even though I didn’t have to in order for all of them to hear me.
Edward stopped and returned to his regular posture, Ryan did the same, and the smug look on Lucas’s face remained firmly in place. I rolled my eyes at Lucas and the look disappeared.
“So Liz, what do you want to do today?” Ryan asked in an amazingly casual tone.
“Umm, it’s going to be cloudy again, so we could go back to the park,” I stopped when I heard Edward growl. He had remembered Alice’s vision, “or maybe we could go to the movies, I don’t know. I’m kind of sick of shopping so that’s out. Maybe we could play some more extreme tag.”
“I like the sound of extreme tag.” Ryan put in.
“I like it too.” Edward agreed.
“Can we play?”
We all turned to the sound of Carlisle’s voice. He was striding towards our small group followed by the rest of the family.
“Sure. We’re always in need of more players. That’s what makes the game fun.” Edward teased.
“What about me?” Lucas asked.
I saw Edward and Carlisle exchange nervous glances.
“I guess you can play Lucas, but we’re going to have to go over the rules for you, Ryan and Chad.” Edward gave in.
Esme was immediately drawing a map of the area in the dirt and talking, “Here are the rules: 1) there’s only one person who can tag, everyone else has to run. 2) You are allowed to use your powers, but no teleporting, memory erasing, or time pausing for over five seconds for whoever is not frozen,” she looked at Lucas, Chad, and Ryan as she said it, “3) once you have been tagged, you can’t tag anyone else or go and try to help them. 4) you can not leave the ten square mile area, 5) Everywhere except the house is a hiding place, 6) if Alice is in the middle of a vision, you cannot tag her, 7) I will be refereeing, 8)You cannot tag two people at once, 9) Have fun.”
“Okay, I say Emmet tags!” I hollered.
“Aww, not fair, I tagged last time.” Emmet groaned.
“No you didn’t because you were busy the last time anyone played.” I smiled at Edward, Alice, and Jasper.
“But it’s still not fair.” Emmet continued.
“If I give you a hug will it make being tagger better?” I asked, turning the full power of my very persuasive eyes on him.
He held out his arms and gave in, “Fine.”
I did a little victory dance in my mind while giving Emmet a big bear hug. Edward laughed at my mental happy dance.
Esme was in her referee jacket and ready to play, “Alright, split up.”
All of us, except for Emmet and Esme, took off in opposite directions and the game began after Emmet reached to ten.
I saw Edward fly by my left side through the trees while Bella raced in the opposite direction on my right. I could hear Emmet’s breathing from my right a long way away. He must be after Rosalie.
I came to my favorite hiding spot, the muddy creek that led into the larger river. I took a big breath and jumped in. I rolled around in the mud on the bottom of the creek, making myself almost invisible even to a vampire.
I heard voices and feet lightly touching the ground while I waited. I finally head the yell of Emmet tagging someone and I knew there were still ten more calls to go before I would be the only one he hadn’t found. I laid there and waited. The next few calls were fairly quick. There must have been a lot of people around the same area.
I was calmly waiting at the bottom of the creek when I heard someone laugh. I tried to read their mind, but strangely, I couldn’t. It was like whoever was by the creek was shutting me out. I became really tempted to stick my head out of the water and see who it was. Whose mind could I not read?
The next thing I heard was a splash in the creek near where I was hidden. I was quick in my movement of curling up into the smallest ball I could possibly fit in. There were more splashes and there was a voice. I couldn’t tell who it was or what the person was saying but I knew it was a man.
The man started to walk towards me. Not knowing what else to do, I swam for it. I glided deep, along the bottom of the creek, knocking loose rocks and their inhabitants. I quickly realized that swimming was probably one of the worst things I could have done because I had forgotten that I had mud all over me, and as I swam, I stirred up more mud, making the water in front and behind me harder to see through. It was also a bad decision because the man noticed my movement and was now running after me. This was just turning out to be a perfect day.
I saw clearer water up ahead and recognized it as the river. I knew I had to get out of the water soon or at least get a good breath of air so I could keep swimming, but by the looks of the water ahead of my, the river was too high and moving far too fast for me to be able to swim in. I heard the furious splashed behind me and they were getting closer, I had no other choice, I had to get up and get out. I might be able to out run him to the house, but what happens if he’s not human?
I had made the decision to run for it, now it was time to act. I felt a large rock beneath my right foot and I nudged it gently, found that it was sturdy, stood up out of the creek and ran.
I bolted into the trees, trying not to think of the person behind me. I heard shouts coming from the man, but they were fading quickly. I took a quick look at his mind and found that he was wondering exactly what I had feared: Was that a girl?
“Edward,” I whispered, “Edward I think we might have a problem over here.”
I kept mentally calling Edward, anyone really, who could possibly help me out while I was running away to keep several secrets safe, and not endanger anyone, but also to keep all the man’s questions at bay.
Ryan suddenly popped up on my right. He had a very confused look on his face and it only took me a second to figure out why.
Ryan had been hiding in a nearby bush and saw me speed by him calling for Edward; he then heard Emmet from a mile and a half away from the spot and became curious about why I was running at top speed away from where I used to be.
I tried to explain to him what had happened between gasps for breath, “Hiding in creek… man… swam away… noticed… followed…came…to the… river… had to leave…man saw… now following… must… keep…secrets…safe.”
He seemed to understand for the most part, he thought maybe Chad could help us if we could catch the guy, freeze time, and then have Chad erase his memory. I agreed to it and we set off to find Chad.
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