As soon as the bell rang I collected my things and walked as quickly as possible out the door. I didn’t want to end up walking next to one of them and be forced to exchange pleasantries with them.
My last class was math, and I barely paid any attention to what the teacher was saying. Emily was in that class to, and she spent the entire time staring at me worriedly, I tried to give her a reassuring smile, but it felt fake even to me.
I walked quickly out to where the car was and jumped in the backseat. Elsbeth and Lilia were already in the front.
“So,” Lilia said as the both turned around in their seats, “how was your first day of school?”
“Fine.” I looked up and saw the Cullens exiting the school. Alice saw me sitting in the car and started walking towards it, while he
said something and grabbed her arm, giving her a disapproving glare. Alice began arguing with him, trying to yank her arm away. “Um, can we go now? I have a lot of stuff to do, and we should probably train tonight to.”
Alice had gotten her arm free of his grasp and was once more walking towards the car.
“Um, sure.” Elsbeth said as she backed up. As she pulled up, I took one quick glance out the back window, and saw Alice standing there with a hurt expression on her face. I relaxed once we were out on the street headed towards home.
When we got back to the house, the three of us walked into the kitchen.
“Hey girls, how was school today?” Aunt Peggy was at the oven taking out a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies.
“Good,” Elsbeth said, grabbing one of the cookies of the tray.
“Oh! Bella,” Aunt Peggy turned to me. “Someone stopped by not to long ago, they said they were an old friend of yours.”
“W-who was it?” I asked. I doubted any of the Cullens would have come here to see me.
“I don’t know, she never said her name, she just said she had been one of your friends when you first moved to Forks.”
That really confused me, if one of my friends had intended to visit me, then wouldn’t they call me first? And wouldn’t they ask to wait for me to come home? “Why didn’t they stay and wait for me?”
“Oh, she said she would come back later.”
“What did she look like?” I wanted to know who had come to visit me so badly.
“Um, let’s see, she had very pale skin, she had these amazing topaz colored eyes, and she looked really tired. Oh, and the most interesting thing about her was her hair, it was this red orange color, almost like fire. Do you know anyone who looks like that?” She looked at me expectantly, but I couldn’t answer.
That description fit perfectly. The flash of flames I had seen today in the forest. The person looking for me. Victoria was here. She was looking for me, and her intentions weren’t all that saint like if what Laurent said was right.
“Bella? Bella?” Lilia was waving her hand in front of my face. “Do you know her? Hello, is anyone home?”
“Victoria,” was all I managed to get out.
“So you do know her.” Aunt Peggy concluded.
“I, I, I have to go. I have to get away from here.” She was here for me; she wanted to kill me.
“What do you mean? You don’t have to go anywhere; your friend will probably come back soon.” That was exactly what couldn’t happen.
I turned and sprinted out the back door and into the woods, tripping a few times. Once I was in the forest I took of flying. I heard calls for me coming from Elsbeth and Lilia but I ignored them.
I found a rock to sit on by a stream before I started shaking. She was here. In my new home, looking for me, she was going to kill me. I sat there and cried for a few minutes until I calmed down. I stood up and then flew slowly back to the house. Aunt Peggy, Lilia, and Elsbeth were sitting in the living room with concerned looks on their faces.
“Sweetie, are you okay? Why did fly off like that?” Aunt Peggy asked concerned. I wanted to tell them, but decided against it for now.
“I was just surprised that she would come here, and try to find me.” That wasn’t exactly a lie.
“Oh, ok.” Lilia said. The three of them obviously bought my story.
“Well, um, I’m going to go do my homework.”
“Ok, we’re going to train later today.” Elsbeth said cheerily.
“Call me when you’re going to start.” I mumbled as I went up stairs to do my homework, though I would probably end up rolling up in a ball and crying.