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THIS IS BOOK ONE IN THE DISCOVERED SERIES - TAKEN! Elaine is just a normal teenager, she's hormonal, music is her life,sweet,funny,moody. She lives with her mum in London in a beautiful Victorian house. Her life is going fine. Good grades, no getting into trouble. Until fate turns against her, and deals her a deck of cards no one would wish on their worst enemy. Can Elaine escape? Who will she meet along the way? Or will the torture start again all too soon... Over 2,300 reads, and oh so many reviews, I love you guys! Thanks for the support!


5. My Angel

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When I woke up I knew what I had become. But I vowed to myself to fight it with everything I had, to keep from becoming a monster too.

I was still lying on that damn bed, in that god damn dress. I laughed quietly to myself, and then gasped. My laugh was beautiful. Like silver wind chimes in the wind, with a bass drum. What? Huh? Bass drum? I quieted down, and listened again. That when I heard it. The little thump-thump, forever there, forever persistent. Hope swelled up inside of me, in the form of a ball in my throat. It cut of my air, and I had to remember how to breathe. I blinked back the tears.

It was my heart.

I swung my legs over the side of the bed. Un-surprised that they moved perfectly fine. I had the world's fastest recovery rate. My picture was in the news for years without even a stop. Even now there was always a story. I jumped down off the bed, light as a cat a walked over to the mirror if you could CALL it walking. It looked more like gliding. I walked over to the larger than life mirror.

And I almost collapsed. I had to grip to golden mirror frame fro support.

My light brown skin now had a chalky element to it. And my face was the most beautiful thing I had seen since I saw The Volturi members. It wasn't extraordinary beautiful. This gave me hope. If I wasn’t as beautiful as them, then surely I couldn't become them.The red dress hung off my already slim frame. It looked like I had dropped at LEAST two dress sizes. Oh wonderful. Because I hadn't already been slim. I rubbed my hands together, they weren't granite hard, but they weren't soft either. But they were sort of warm. What was I? A hybrid? Great. So they didn't already have reason enough to kill me. Now I was a freaking hybrid?

That's when I heard the screaming. But it seems far off somehow. It wasn't until a minute later that the door crashed open. I had just lain down on the bed, and was amazed when I could hear the voice just as clearly as when that person was on the other side of the building. Scratch that, castle.

"THE LITTLE RODENT!" I recognized the voice almost instantly. And then suddenly she was sneering down at me.

"Hello Jane" I replied calmly, I shocked even my self. "How are you on this fine day?"

"SHUT! JUST SHUT IT! WHY IS YOUR HEART STILL BEATING?!" She asked in a rushed scream. Did she really think I could answer that?

"How the hell" I said pushing against her stomach. She fell the floor but was up again in one swift movement. Her eyes shone with pure hate. What happened to liking your brother's "mates"? I shuddered at the thought of Alec “Am I supposed to answer that?"

"ARGHH!" She screamed in annoyance. And then her smile turned a malicious. I doubled over in pain. But I didn't cry. I didn't say anything. After everything I had gone through. I hadn't shed one single tear.

She sneered down at me. I looked up through my hair to find a lock of it going grey in fear.

"You going to regret" She spat. "The day your heat didn't sop."And with that she left. Alec never came to check on me. Thank God. I don’t think I could have stopped myself, from trying to kill him.

2 weeks had passed and Alec rarely left my side, which annoyed the hell out of me. Ii had to keep up the whole "I love you" charade, the whole time.One night, after Alec's eyes had grown black with hunger, I told him to go down to the blood bank and get something to eat. He didn't want to leave me alone, the little bugger. So I put on my best Brady Bunch smile, and all but kicked him out of the door. Before he left he asked me.

"Do you want anything?" By this time, they had figure out that I eat food. And that I was half human.

"No, sweetie" I was getting quite good at this. Before, sometimes, there had been a false note in my voice almost giving me away. Alec would sometimes notice but not say anything. Now my voice held no wavers. I often questioned myself if I was telling the truth. That I really did lovehim. And the answer had always been a big fat NO. I would never love him. Now his sister. I would almost always retort with, how could you love that guy that BRANDED you?

"But could you get me Gianna?" I asked. It was time for me to leave. I couldn't wake up to that face another morning, and hold back the contents of my stomach from spilling over. Some of my emotions were going to kill e. Well if Jane didn't get there first.

"Uhhh.Okay then." He said as he turned, with a puzzled smile.I just waved thinking of ways to kill him, to pass the time.

2 minutes later and there was a knock on the door. I opened it to find Gianna. I smiled and gave her a warm hug, which she returned. Her eyes asked only one question.

Are you ready to go?

I nodded. I changed into the clothes she had bought me. Felix was already there, handing me a pack, full of god knows what. I slipped it onto my shoulders feeling like I was back at school. He picked me up and before I knew where we were going, we were outside The Volturi's private jet.

I was happy that Gianna had bought me some new clothes, so I didn't have to walk around in that dress. She had bought me black skinny jeans, some cool new red and black vans and an AC DC t-shirt. She new my style well.

When I looked up Felix was already strapping into the seat. I looked around. It was as plush as I thought it would be. All cream leather, and expensive. It even had a bar; although why vampires would need a bar escaped me. Then I remembered that The Volturi did business with humans.I pulled Felix into hug. Ii was beginning to really like him.

"Thank you" I whispered.

He patted my back, as he gently disentangled himself from my hold. He gave me a smile and turned to the pilot, who was staring at us like Garfield had jumped out, was doing the Moscow jig.

"Aro's orders. Take her to Alaska. And don’t tell anyone. Don’t repeat it to Aro himself. Got that?"George, the pilot, was human. And he looked absolutely petrified at having Felix there. So he just nodded.

Just as Felix turned to leave I whispered.

"Take care of Gianna. Keep her safe for me. And tell her- tell her thank you, for everything."He smiled and nodded. He turned and stepped out of the plane closing the door behind him.

I fought to stay awake. But I had been uncomfortable with sleeping, in Volterra, so I had had many sleepless nights. Sleep deprivation caught up to me, and before I knew it I had fallen sound asleep.

I awoke to George gently shaking my shoulder.

"Where-where are we?" I asked groggily.

"Alaska Miss." He replied. He was obviously wary of me.I looked out the window. It was dark outside, and I couldn't se anything.

But I got up anyway, and clicked my bones.

"Thank-you. And remember." I put my finger to my lips in the universal sign for, "keep quiet".

Before I left I took a look inside the pack Felix had given me. A few books. Food. Water. And funnily enough, an I-Pod. It only had one song on it. My favorite song. Gianna must have done that. Bless her soul, and may God have mercy on her and Felix. After helping me, they were both as good as dead.

I stepped out of the plane and walked south. I didn't know what was in the south. Just that what ever it was, it was better than what was behind me.I hit dense forest almost immediately, and heard a twig snap. It was probably just an animal, but that didn't stop me picking up my pace. My heart working at double pace because of the fear that gripped it in icy tendrils.It started to snow. What is with the weather wherever I was? I mean I knew it was Alaska but come on. Spontaneous snow? Ah well. I had never been to Alaska before. Maybe it always spontaneously snowed.

Another twig snapped, and I broke out into a run. The wind whipped my face, but it didn't hurt.I didn't know how long it was until I hit civilization. But I didn’t stop at he city lights. They just made me pick up my pace. After an hour, a sign loomed up on my right.


It read.Ii didn’t stop but kept running until, I hit a particularly dense forest and had to slow down, it was hard to maneuver. When I got free I was looking over my shoulder as I ran forward, I turned my head back round. Just as I saw a flash of blonde. And then I collided with it. All of my bones cracked, the horrible cracking reverberating through my body.


"All right, well I’m going to go hunting" I called out.

"See you soon" Esme was in front of me giving me a warm kiss.

"I'll hurry back" I said as I hugged her.I turned and ran out of the door, still looking over my shoulder at Esme by the window.

I turned my head back round as a hurtling shape ran into me. I dint know what it was. Only that it was warm. And had just broken every bone in its body, when it collided with me. When it lifted its head I realized it was a girl.

My heart went out at once. She had hazel eyes, and light brown chalky skin. She was warm but still too cold to be alive. She was part vampire, but also it seemed part human.

She was murmuring something. I leaned in closer.

"Please, please. Jane No. Let me go, please, I don’t want...please...” She trailed off.

It was like she couldn't see me, but whoever was frightening her.Suddenly he eyes focused on me. She was fighting unconsciousness that much I could see. It was then that I noticed it was snowing. What? Snowing? It was the middle of summer.Her lips started to quiver again, as she tried to speak.

"My Angel...” She whispered, going in and out of audibility "My angel has golden eyes...not red...Gold...My Angel will save me...” She went limp in my arms. From the red eyes she described I could guess what Jane she was afraid of. I picked her up carefully, and ran her inside the house.