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Family Secrets

Summary:
Bella is sent to live with her aunt and two cousins in Portland, Maine, after Edward leaves her the first time. She discovers some interesting things about her family. Takes place during New Moon. WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


Notes:
Ok, so everyone must READ THIS!!!! Unless you want to be hopelessly confused. Ok, so Edward left. Bella promised Charlie that she would attempt to be social again, that was in November. Now, it's December, Bella never went to Port Angeles with Jessica and she never went to visit Jacob. If you're confused, I don't know what to say, just try reading the first chapter and maybe it will make sense, maybe.


3. Chapter 3

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New Year’s Eve day came. I was nervous, but excited. This was the first time I had been excited about anything since he had left me.

The day started off normally. I asked more questions about Elsbeth and Lilia and they answered them. I finally knew all about them. They said that after they were born and their mothers, who were also witches, realized that they didn’t have any powers they knew that they were going to be fairywitches when the were older. So they consulted the high council of witches who appointed someone to look after them. The reason I had not been sent to live with Aunt Peggy was because Charlie was human, and if I had disappeared then he would have had to be told the truth.

As the time grew closer I asked them how it felt when the transformation occurred.

“Quick.” Was what Elsbeth had said and then she went of to her room.

“You barely feel anything.” Lilia had stated and then hurried out of the house.

“Don’t worry about it honey.” Aunt Peggy had assured me and then she had gone into the kitchen to cook. Their responses made me scared. Would it be painful? Would I feel anything? What if something went wrong? What if I couldn’t learn how to use my powers correctly? What if somehow I died during the transformation? I was suddenly anxious for the thing that I wanted. It reminded me of last prom with him, when he had offered to chan-. I stopped there, the last thing I needed now was an emotional break down.

At eleven fifty five Aunt Peggy called me into the front room. The TV was turned to a news station that was broadcasting the ball dropping in New York.

“Honey, I think that you should stay in here for the transformation. That way you’ll know its coming.” She smiled timidly at me. I nodded and stepped into the room. We stood staring at the TV, waiting for the time to come. When there was ten seconds left Aunt Peggy started to count down along with Elsbeth and Lilia, who had come into the room.

“Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.” And then I felt it.

An electric shock ran through my body. I screamed and fell to the ground. It coursed through me and I felt like I would be dead from the voltage that ran through me. Then, as quickly as it had started it ended.

I stood up shakily, “Is it over?”

Aunt Peggy shook her head, “You now have your power.”

I still felt a little shaky from the new power that was in me, so Elsbeth and Lilia took me up to my room and tucked me into my bed.

“Sleep well.” Lilia said as she left, though I knew they all heard me waking up at night screaming from the nightmares.

“We’ll start training in the morning. Oh, this is going to be so much fun!” Elsbeth giggled as she turned off the light and left the room.

Surprisingly I slept without dreaming. I was woken up by Lilia and Elsbeth jumping on my bed.

“Come on sleepy head! Wake up!” Elsbeth yelled in a singsong voice.

“We have to train! Come on!” Lilia yelled at me as I opened my eyes.

“Girls,” Aunt Peggy said disapprovingly as she came in with a tray of pancakes in her hands,” You know how tiring the transformation is, now let her rest and eat her breakfast. Here you go Bella.”

The pancakes were delicious, and as much as I wanted to stay in bed and ask for more, I knew that I couldn’t. Well, I could’ve, but Elsbeth had pulled me out of my bed and to the dresser.

“Put something on!” She flung a random drawer open, “I don’t care what, just hurry. We’ll be in the hall.” Then she danced out, and I could here her and Lilia giggling out in the hallway.

When I was finally ready I walked slowly out the door only to be dragged down the stairs and out the backdoor into the backyard. It was huge, almost like their yard.

“Now let’s begin.” Lilia said and Aunt Peggy nodded. They started teaching me how to do all the easy, simple spells. Then they taught me how to fly, I could do as fast as they could run.

This went on every day for the two weeks before school started. All we did was train, eat, and sleep. And by the last day of break they had trained me completely, well I still needed some practice, but I knew all the spells and I could fly without running into trees like I did the first day. Everyone said that I was the fastest at learning how to use my powers, and that I was a natural. I just shrugged it off, saying that it was because I had three wonderful instructors.

Of course, school had to start sometime. That morning Aunt Peggy made me waffles and bacon for breakfast while Lilia and Elsbeth picked an outfit out for me, then I hurried off to change. Although they had chosen a pair of high heels for me to wear, I overlooked them and grabbed a pair of flats. When they pointed out that I wasn’t wearing the correct pair of shoes when I had gone downstairs, I looked at them and said, “I like these, their safe. There’s no way I’ll fall over walking because of the shoes I’m wearing.” They didn’t say anything else about it, they had witnessed my clumsiness.

When we pulled up, I relaxed. This would be nothing like my first day at Forks; the school was too big for anyone to notice one new student.

Lilia and Elsbeth led me into the large school. A long hallway stretched in front of me, classrooms were placed evenly along it and lockers crowded the length, at the end was the cafeteria. After promising to meet me at lunch Lilia and Elsbeth went off to their first classes. I sighed and walked into the main office. A little white haired old lady sat behind the counter.

“Can I help you dear?” she said when she looked up.

“Um, yes, I’m new here.”

“Oh, what’s your name?” She pulled a stack of papers off a shelf and started shuffling through them.

“Isabella Swan.” She found what she was looking for and glanced over it.

“Oh, you’re from Forks, Washington?”

“Yes, I am. Why do you ask?” Why would this little old lady care about where I had come from?

“Well we had another group of kids come here just a little while ago. There are five of them, their all seniors to.” I froze as she tapped her chin. “Now, what was their name?”

It couldn’t be them. She probably had the town name mixed up with another one. That had to be it. They couldn’t be here.

“Oh, yes. The Cullens.”