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Forgotten Memory

After Bella's transformation something goes wrong. The Cullens - especially Edward - must deal with this new problem before Bella does something horrible. Please remember to review as it helps a lot!

Well, this is my first "official" fanfiction for Twilight, so all comments are welcome to help make it better! ^.^

4. Frustrated

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1038   Review this Chapter

"What're you thinking about?"

I looked up. He was looking at me from beneath his eye lashes. I gasped as I was hit with something unexpected.


I felt myself slip away from the couch. Not physically, just mentally. Oh great, I'm going insane. I slipped further away from my body and suddenly a scene was set before my eyes.

I was driving a truck now. Old. It seemed to be way out of date and I knew that if I were to push the gas a little more it would buckle under me and refuse to move. I kept it at a steady pace. I felt worried. Where were we going? Something spoke in the back of my mind. A five mile hike... What?!

Someone was sitting next to me. They were growing impatient.

"What are you thinking?" they -- he asked.

"Just wondering where we're going." It was a lie. I was more worried about the hike itself.

"It's a place I like to go when the weather is nice." I glanced out the window. The clouds were thinning.

"Charlie said it would be warm today." Who was Charlie? A friend?

"And did you tell Charlie what you were up to?" Why would I tell a friend? Unless it wasn't a friend. A family member?


"But Jessica thinks we're going to Seattle together?" Cheerfulness? Did he not want to be with me?

"No, I told her you canceled on me -- which is true."

"No one knows you're with me?" He's mad. Who is this? It's familiar...

"That depends... I assume you told Alice?" Alice? As in Cullen? Then this was --

"Edward." I was back in my body now. I opened my eyes and sat up on the couch. The angel himself was in front of me, unsure of what to do.

"What happened?" he said after a moment.

I shook my head, "I don't know. The look... It must have triggered something... I saw... I saw you."

His face went blank. I worried now. Was he mad that I had seen him in that strange vision? Was he happy that I seemed to remember something?

"What did you see?" he interrupted my internal battle.

"I was driving a truck... to some hike you were going to take me on. It didn't make sense. I've only just met you today. You were mad at me for not telling anyone where I was or who I was with. There was a mention of someone named Charlie.. and Alice. I made a small joke about Alice." I stopped rambling and looked at him. He was shaking his head from side to side.

"Isabella... We met in your human life," he whispered. I tilted my head to the side.

"What do you mean?"

He looked at me for a moment, processing my emotions. I felt myself rub my neck for a moment and then clasp my hands together, waiting for him to speak.

"I can tell you more later. Right now I need to take you hunting."

He took hold of my hand and pulled me to the door. I let him. I was too dazed to do anything else besides rub my neck with my free hand, trying to stop a sudden itch.

We walked back through the comfortable looking room and down the stairs. Alice was waiting at the bottom. She looked pointedly at Edward for a moment and then to me. I saw Edward nod a fraction of an inch as she began to speak.

"Hello Isabella. I was wondering if you would allow me to join you and Edward as you hunt? I wont get in your way unless something danger--"

She was cut off by Edward, who cleared his throat loudly.

"Sure, you can come along. I don't mind." I shrugged. She smiled appreciatively at me and then walked on my left as Edward still held my hand, leading me out the back door.

The grounds around the house were beautiful. Wild flowers grew everywhere, even though there wasn't much sun to keep them going. Trees bordered three sides of the home, leading into what seemed to be a large forest. My eyes scanned the edge for what the other two were looking for. I couldn't find it.

"Oh, Isabella. It would seem Edward has forgotten to tell you." Alice was speaking to me again. "The Cullen family, we only hunt animals. Not humans."

I nodded in agreement, "Sure. That's fine."

Alice raised an eyebrow at my comment, but said nothing.

"C'mon, there's nothing on the edge, we'll have to go in deeper." Edward began to walk again, slowly increasing his speed. Soon we were running through the trees.

My eyes adjusted well to the speed, my ears still open for any sounds. In no time at all I heard the gentle prance of deer. It sounded like there were somewhere around ten of them. I set my course towards them, the smell of their blood guiding me.

They were an easy catch. I pounced on the back of one and scared them all. Perfect, a scramble. I felt the itching in my throat increase now as I was close to the blood. There was a liquid in my mouth and it wasn't staying there. I lowered my head down onto the neck of the deer I had caught and then knew no more.

A couple of hours later... or so it seemed, I looked around me for the first time. I was kneeling on the ground in a low crouch. My clothes were dirty and the itch was gone from my throat.

"Edward?" I called out. With a small whirl of air he came through the underbrush and was standing next to me.

"Are you ready to go back now?" he said casually. The topaz in his eyes was even brighter now.

I nodded once, but I didn't feel ready to move. I shakily stood. Edward held onto me tightly, confusion on his face.

"Can you run?"

"Yes, I'm just slightly disoriented. I don't remember the hunt."

He nodded, "No one does the first time. You will from now on, I promise."

He smiled a crooked smile and I could have sworn my dead heart beat for a moment... Then we were off, on our way back to the house.