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...
9. Chapter 9
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It was around three in the morning when I felt a cool pair of hands holding my face.
“Liz, Liz wake up.” Ryan whispered.
I rolled over and covered my face with the covers.
“Don’t you remember the note? The one that said we made up a plan?”
“I remember, but I really need to get some sleep. Can’t it wait until tomorrow?” I groaned.
“No. Lucas and I were planning on acting tomorrow, not discussing. Now come on, or do I have to drag you out of here?”
“I don’t know,” I said sitting up, “if you did drag or even force me to leave, then you would be doing the opposite of saving me.” But I reluctantly climbed out of bed after a few other options which I did not like in the slightest.
We were running towards the old tree house that Emmet and Carlisle had built for me shortly after they returned from helping Ryan and Chad become accustom to their new life. The tree house was located in one of the tallest and largest trees about three or four miles away from the house. It was literally a tree house. There was an entry, living room, mini kitchen, loft and two bedrooms. (There was a very nice restroom on the ground- hard to get elevated plumbing for toilets.) The house would always be the location of the sleepovers I had with Lexi and Megan when we were little.
I tugged on the small string that let down a ladder (there used to be stairs- overprotective Edward.) We climbed up the short ladder at a speed too fast for anyone to see and were in the living room area before Lucas teleported himself in. He quickly surveyed the space and sat down in one of the luxurious armchairs because Ryan and I were seated on the small sofa.
“So, what’s this fabulous plan both of you came up with?” I asked wanting to get straight to the point so Edward wouldn’t have a “heart attack” if he saw me missing.
“Lucas and I were thinking, we could take you somewhere and keep you safe. Chad would help with the rest of your family not knowing where you are by erasing their memories or making them think you ran away. Lucas and I would be the only two who knew where you are.”
“We were thinking about possibly going to an island off the coast or, if we’re the only people there, maybe a small island in the Caribbean.” Lucas put in.
“How long are we staying?” I asked.
“Who knows, I’m guessing maybe until the end of the summer, Alec would get worried if you didn’t come back to Forks for your senior year. Ryan is guessing maybe a month or two if the Volturri stick to their current plan and go to search for you in Russia once they know you left.”
“Okay, when are we leaving, time wise?” I asked.
“In two days, you have tomorrow to pack and then later that night we run.” Ryan answered.
“We’re running? Can’t Lucas just teleport us?”
“Yes, Lucas can teleport us, but I can also stop time and we can run. If your tail is faint, then everyone won’t be as suspicious. We’ll just write a note and say we went to look for you. And we can run without anyone noticing us. If we just appeared in the middle of a small town, people would become very suspicious.”
“Okay, well, I guess I see how that will work, but can I add to the little scheme?”
“Sure, just not too much.” Lucas said.
I took a big breath and added my part, “When ‘I’ run, I’ll most likely take a car, the Vanquish specifically, and head to the airport, get on a plane and fly somewhere warm and sunny. So, if we can make it look like I did the predictable thing then they won’t think I ran on foot.
“I was thinking, since Lucas can shift just like me, he could drive to the air port as a decoy. While Ryan and me run. Most likely, mostly everyone will follow Lucas, not caring that the scent might be different and try to convince ‘me’ to stay while they figure out a plan, and by the time they figure it all out, Ryan and I will be halfway to Mexico or somewhere. Chad can help too, with the memory implants of me creating a giant scene and running out.”
“It’s genius!” Ryan exclaimed.
“I like the way you think Liz!” Lucas joined, nodding his head.
“Now that that’s settled, can I go back to bed?” I asked, stifling a yawn.“Alright, let’s go.” Ryan said, and we were off.
Later that morning, I had to be extremely careful with my thoughts around Edward. He and Alice were probably the most likely to know that something was up. The good news about Alice was that she hasn’t had a vision involving me since our first day here.
I warned Lucas and Ryan immediately about Edward being on the lookout and both of them started reciting Shakespeare in their heads. I played the piano until my cell went off for the fifth time, but instead of it being Alec’s name, it was Lexi.
“Hello?” I asked, she normally never called me this early.
“Hey Liz! Do you want to get together again today?” She asked eagerly.
“Sure, where do you want to meet?”
“How about Francis’s? It’ll just be the two of us though, Aaron has a game, Eric’s at a wedding, and Meg is, well, you know her, always disappearing.”
“That sounds fine to me. Want to meet around noon?”
“Sure, I’ll see you there.” She finished and the line went dead.
I got up from the piano and went to my room to pick out something cute for lunch. Edward paused while passing me in the hall, and I mentally explained I was going out to lunch with Lexi. He gave me a small smile of approval and went on with whatever he was doing.
At was at Francis’s in less than five minutes and found Lexi at the front counter ordering her lunch. I joined her and there was small talk between the two of us until we reached our usual table.
“Ok, I just have to tell you this! You probably won’t believe me in my taste of guys but, I met this guy last night and he was so hot!”
“Really? Where’d you meet him?” I asked.
“Well, I was on my way home, and he came up and asked for directions to the Holiday Inn and, you know, I gave them to him. That was all we really said, but he was so hot!”
“What did he look like?”
“He had really dark hair, and he has a great tan, he’s at least seven feet tall, oh and he’s got these really great, dark blue eyes! I think his name was Alex or something like that.”
“Alec?” I asked.
“That was it! Alec, he’s so cute!”
Great. Alec’s been here for about a day and he’s already run into at least one of my best friends.
“Do you know him?” Lexi asked.
“Yeah, he’s one of my friends from the states. We hung out a lot.” I tried to keep it as simple as possible so I wouldn’t hurt he “dreams” of getting together with him.
“Really? Oh, you’ve got to tell me all about it!”
So, I reluctantly dove into the story of my last nine months in America, I left out the wolf riding and the attack though.
I was halfway through my false ending when the door opened and everyone turned and looked at the new customer. I turned too out of curiosity of who could draw this much attention and, to my horror, saw Jeremy in his normal black ensemble walking towards our table.
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