How can this be possible? Me? A different vampire? These questions erupted from Bella after her talk with Alice in her room. She knew something is different from her. She knew that it is impossible for everything to settle down just that. And now, she face this new challenge in her life that might break her clutch to Edward and to the rest of the world.
I made this out of my head one day while reading New Moon and still continued to rack my brain after Eclipse. Hope you enjoy it.
9. Chapter 9: "Meadow"
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I was wearing an outfit I'd spied in a magazine and quickly fallen in love with - a white polo shirt, with green Wimbledon shorts. I had tied my hair in a ponytail, whilst looking at the mirror and felt more contented than I had in a while. I looked so average right now without the slightest trace of my royalty, except that I still look as beautiful as before.
Then, there was a knock on the door.
“Come in,” I said, aloud.
Gianna entered the room quickly, looking very nervous. She was wearing her secretarial outfit today rather than her usual everyday clothes. Of course, Heidi would be outraged if she didn't.
“Well, are you ready?” she questioned.
“Ready,” I said, determined.
She looked at me first, trying to convey through her eyes that what we were about to do was extremely out of bounds. I only shrugged at her and smirked. She looked definitely annoyed by that, and I giggled.
“Cut it out!” she said, and I immediately stopped. Whatever she wants, I thought. I couldn't afford to make her angry now, she might change her mind.
“O.K, I'll touch you, and you have concentrate on the place you want to go," Gianna instructed me. "After about ten seconds, open your eyes. Hey presto, you'll be there!"
“Okay,” I replied, nervously.
“Remember, fifteen minutes then I’ll bring you home,” she reminded me.
“Yeah, yeah. Let’s get on with this, please? My anxiousness is killing me already.” I was impatient.
She eyed me again for a moment and then she held my hands. I immediately closed my eyes, and thought about the place that I saw in Demetri’s mind the other day.
And then I felt very light, so light as if my soul was detaching itself from my body. I was tempted to open my eyes, but remembered that I should wait for ten seconds to pass by. I began counting in my head.
“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven…”
And then suddenly, I felt my feet hit the grass. I slowly opened my eyes.
I was at the edge of a forest, the place a hundred times better than in Demetri’s mind. It was not just a meadow, but a beautiful meadow - the place was full of different wild flowers and green grass. The sun’s light was so yellow and bright. I’ve never thought that the sun could be so beautiful, I couldn’t believe Marcus kept me from it.
“This is wonderful!” I exclaimed to myself.
I quickly let myself bathe in the sunlight, expecting to glint like a diamond just as they had told me.
But I didn’t. Instead, my skin just glowed and looked stunningly beautiful, much beautiful than before. I felt very cool and calm. The sunlight gave me hope and fresh happiness that I never felt before.
I started to run, letting the breeze go past me. I tried to enjoy every second of running. After a moment, I stopped and dropped myself from the flowerbed. I laughed and enjoyed the flowers. After a while, I sat up and hugged my knees.
“I want to stay here forever,” I said to myself. I closed my eyes, and hummed a piano song that I had dreamed of before. It sounded like a lullaby - so beautiful a hymn that I couldn't believe I had really made it up. I stayed like that for about a minute, enjoying the peacefulness and calmness.
But then I heard footsteps behind me, and I quickly looked around.
A glinting man - no, a boy- was there looking at me. He was definitely a vampire , and he had golden brown eyes, stunningly handsome. He looked at me as if he just found a long lost person.
“Bella?” he asked, longingly. And then he slowly walked towards me, arms held out. He hugged me so gently at first and then more tightly as seconds went by. He was shaking very hard. Was he crying?
“I-I waited so long for this,” he said, tearfully, “I missed you so much.”
Who the hell was he?
I quickly pushed him away, hard. He stumbled a few steps backward and then slumped to the grass.
He looked at me, his face surprised.
But I was more surprised than him because what I saw rushing from his eyes was blood! He was crying blood!
“Oh my-“ I gasped. I knew that vampires didn't possess the fluids to produce tears, but if they were in agony, then the blood they devoured during hunting became the tears in their eyes. I watched, intruiged - I had never seen it first-hand before. He must’ve really felt bad. I suddenly felt guilty from pushing him too hard.
“You managed to push me,” he whispered. He whimpered at first and then he looked straight into my eyes.
And then he gasped.
“Y-you’re a vampire?” he asked, eyes wide with horror.
“Of course, I am a vampire! Who the hell are you?!” I demanded angrily. I was pissed after being hugged by a complete stranger. No matter how handsome he might be, he was still a stranger.
But my attention was drawn to the expression of his face. He looked very hurt by my question. I should have felt angry but his pitiful, longing eyes made me feel for him.
“Y-you don’t know me?” he asked, his voice was suddenly hoarse, and his unnecessary breathing uneven.
“No,” I answered, a little calmer. I couldn't stand people in pain, and his pain was greater than I had ever seen before.
He looked to me once more, blood flowing from his eyes. He was shaking again as he continued to sob.
I approached him cautiously - whatever it was that was upsetting him, I felt like I should help.
“Please, I-I’m sorry I pushed you too hard. D-Don’t be sad. “
I couldn't help but cry too. There were no tears of blood, but I still felt his pain. He looked extremely hurt - even if I didn't know him, nobody deserves this pain.
He looked back to me again. "Please Bella," he begged. "Come with me, stay with me. Please, Bella, please..."
“No!" I pulled away. "I'm sorry, but I'm not your Bella." I didn't understand - maybe he was hallucinating?
He fell to his knees, weakened by the amount of blood he had lost.
“Please, I b-beg you… I need you,” He said, pleadingly. His face was contorted in torment and I felt guilty. I didn't want to hurt him anymore, but I couldn't go with him!
“No, I am really sorry,” I apologised again.
I suddenly felt Gianna come from behind me and placed her hand on my shoulder urgently.
“Lyka! Marcus found out and he’s really very angry! Let’s go, there’s no time!” She really looked scared.
“But-“ I tried to protest. I couldn't leave this guy here like this! But her eyes were already closed.
Before everything went dark, I saw the vampire boy collapse, burying his face in the grass.
To Be Continued
- Chapter 1: "Different"
- Chapter 2: "Makatah"
- Chapter 3: "Pain"
- Chapter 5: "Marcus"
- Chapter 6: "Torment"
- Chapter 7: "Lyka"
- Chapter 8: "Dream"
- Chapter 9: "Meadow"
- Chapter 10: "Deal"
- Chapter 12: "Warning"
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14: "Truth"
- Chapter 15: "Whereabouts"
- Chapter 16: "Confrontation"
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