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Fiery Secrets

Mandy did something that is looked down upon by most vampires. Something that made her coven kick her out. She runs into Edward Cullen in the forest near Forks. She meets the rest of the Cullens and Jasper agrees to teach her how to hunt animals instead of humans. But Mandy is keeping secrets. Those secrets will have to be revealed for the sake of the werewolves. She must figure out a way with the help of the Cullens, to save the werewolves with out fighting. If she doesn't they may give up hope and go to fight a battle they can not win. <a href="http://www.mybannermaker.com/link.php?nurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mybannermaker.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/1985/mybanner486c27020118ett2.jpg" alt='Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!' border=0 /></a><br>

I do not own any of these characters or places besides Mandy, Kaylan, Mitch, and Amy. The rest belongs to Stephenie Meyer!

5. Chapter 5: Emma

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Chapter 5: Emma

Emma arrived on Monday at noon. Carlisle had taken the day off work. He was the first to greet her when she glided soundlessly into the house.

I didn’t know exactly what I was expecting Emma to look like but it hadn’t been like this. She had curly golden brown blond hair that just reached her elbows. Her lips were rather big and large, dark sunglasses rested on a small, pointed nose. She was tall, taller then me. When she shook Carlisle’s hand I noticed that she had long, thin, delicate looking fingers. Like all vampires Emma was, overall, inhumanly beautiful.

I watched Emma carefully as she greeted each of the Cullens and me. Her small smile trembled hesitantly on her lips as if she were more used to grief, sorrow, and pain then joy, laughter, and hope. Her forever young and stunningly beautiful face looked worn and tired. It was as if 99 years without sleep had exhausted her and all she longed for was a nice long nap. Despite the tired, sad expression she looked like the most caring, loving vampire I had ever met, besides Esme.

“When will the Volturi be here?” Emma’s voice was like steady, softly played notes that came from quick, gentle fingers dancing smoothly across a shining silver flute.

“Alice?” I asked.

Alice nodded slightly. I watched her eyes go blank. When she finally broke out of her trance she looked up at Emma. “Two weeks,” she said.

“So I’m a little early. You didn’t say when they were coming so I got her as soon as I could. It’s better safe then sorry though!” Emma shrugged.

Alice groaned. She let her head fall into her hands, covering her face.

“What’s wrong?” Jasper asked.

“We’re going to have to move the wedding to a week later seeing as the Volturi decided to grace us with their presence on Edward and Bella’s wedding day!” she exclaimed angrily.

“Speaking of Bella, where is she? Shouldn’t she have been here by now?” Emmett asked.

“She’ll be here in five minutes or so,” Alice told us. “She’s going to be excited to meet both Mandy and Emma.”

I was curious about Bella. I really couldn’t wait to meet her. I wondered what kind of human girl could capture Edward’s heart. She must be… different.

Emmett carried all of Emma’s bags into the guest room. Then we all sat and talked while we waited for Bella. Emma had just finished the story of her latest visit to France when Bella’s old truck pulled up to the house with a thunderous rumble. Edward was quick to let her in.

I carefully looked her over as I had done with Emma. She wasn’t exactly beautiful. The only really dazzling feature was her big brown eyes. The rest of her was normal and slightly plain. Then again, maybe I’ve just been around vampires and their ravishing looks for too long.

I could tell that she really loved Edward and he loved her too. There was something in the way they looked at each other. The look in Edward’s eye reminded me of Jacob’s expression every time he saw me. It was like he was ready to give everything he had for the woman beside him at any moment. It was as if he was about to throw himself in the pathway of danger to save her or jump into a raging fire and tear himself into pieces just because she asked him to.

Bella looked at Edward like she never wanted him to leave her side. It was a look of longing that said she didn’t care what happened as long as she could be with Edward for the rest of forever. She looked at him like he was her protector.

There was something different about the way they moved around each other too. It was something that was very difficult to explain. It seemed like every touch, every brush of their shoulders, every bump of their hands, was a loving caress. It was hard to watch without wishing I was with Jacob right then. Their love was overpowering.

Bella told me how excited she was that Jacob had finally imprinted. He’d been so broken and pained when she agreed to marry Edward. Bella was sincerely happy for us. I could see it on her face. I was happy for us too.

Out of the corner of my eye I watched Emma. Even with her eyes completely hidden I could tell that she was staring at Bella and Edward with absolute longing. When she saw that I was watching she quickly wiped her face clear of all emotions. It was a look I was familiar with. It was a look that was always on Leah Clearwater’s face.

Love is a wonderful, amazing thing but it gives someone the power to hurt you. Some people, like Leah, were more then just hurt. They were shattered. They were shattered into billions and billions of tiny pieces and ground into dust. They were too broken to ever be healed again. Unless… unless she met someone special… unless Leah imprinted. I remembered Leah’s eyes as she watched Sam and Emily. I chanted a soft Haiku about her eyes so quietly that not even a vampire could have heard it.

“Pools of bitter hurt

Windows to a shattered soul

Lost love, broken heart.”