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When You're Gone

It's four months before Bella and Edward's wedding. But Edward and the rest of the Cullen's have to leave to help take care of a pack of newbors in Alaska. When Edward get's held up, and Bella doesn't hear from him for a year, she starts to think he doesn't love her anymore. So Bella decides to try a new life. But, while she's running away from her old life something happens to her and she wakes up a vampire. Years later will Edward and Bella meet again? Or will love be lost for all eternity?

I got the idea for this story while i was at Spring Hill Summer Camp. So, um...i hope you like it. Ö < he wants you to read!

3. Chapter 3: Coming Back Around and Summer Camp

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When I came back around I was laying on the hard, cold ground in an uncomfortable position. I was surprised that everything seemed so much more clear. It was like I could see every speckle on all the rocks and hear every sound coming from the nearby forest.

I blinked a few times at the intensity of it all. “Wow,” I thought to myself “everything’s so clear. It’s like I can see everything and- oh my god!” I was taken aback when I remembered what had happened before. “I’m a vampire now!”

I looked up as I heard a car coming. The windows of the car where down and I caught a whiff of the person inside. My throat suddenly burned like somebody had forced me to swallow a box of lit matches. “Oh my god,” I thought, “what if I hurt them?” It took all my will power but I forced myself to turn and run into the forest away from the smell of the human’s blood.

I felt the wind ripping at my hair as I ran and I couldn’t help but feel somewhat at ease as I flew through the forest. I don’t know how long I ran for, but after what seemed like an eternity of running I slowed to a stop. I took a deep breath and sat down on a log.

I had no idea what to do.

I couldn’t go out into the city. I was a newborn, I would massacre everybody. I couldn’t go and try to find Edward. I had now idea where I was let alone him.

I guess hunting would have to do. I stood up and stayed there for a moment. I inhaled deeply and I was hit with a multitude of different smells: rain, dirt, honeysuckle, lavender, dew….

And then an entirely different smell came at me. Blood. “Well, what do I do now?” I thought back to the conversation Edward and I had had all that time ago. He had said that when they hunted, they gave themselves over entirely to their senses.

“Ok, so, just concentrate Bella,” I thought, “concentrate.” I heard a dear run past about half a mile away. I listened to it’s footsteps, it slowed to a stop and I shot forward. I stopped when I got about 10 yards away from it. I hid behind a bush and the dear’s ears perked up as the leaves crackled under my feet. I slowly stepped out from behind the bush and stood in front of it. It just stared back at me. “Stupid animal,” I thought to myself.

And I lunged.

Four Years Later

I let out a long sigh as I turned off the lights to the cabin. I went around and made sure all fifteen of my girls were in their bunks. It had been four years since I was changed. After staying in the forest for God knows how long, I decided it was time to come out and see if I could face the world. I could.

I only realized that I had nothing to do with my “life“. It took me a while but I finally decided I wanted to work with teenagers. I had always liked teens and I needed something to distract me from my loneliness. After a while I had applied for a job at Spring Hill Summer Camp. And now, it was my entire life.

I went over to my bed next to my co-councilor/best friend, Molly’s. She was already laying down reading. She turned off her lights and got under her covers. I did the same. I curled up into a ball and whispered “Goodnight Molly.”

“Night B,” she replied with a yawn.

“Goodnight Val, Kristi, Cammie, Catharine, Madeline, Jackie, Jamie, Kelly, Gina, Anna, Emily, Elise, and Mary. Sleep tight girls.”

I heard a chorus of ‘Night Bella, night Molly’s from the girls as they all drifted off to sleep.

I smiled to myself. I loved my job. I closed my eyes and pretended to sleep. I heard all of the girls breathing become steady and slow. And then eventually so did Molly’s. I rolled over onto my back and stared up at the blank ceiling.

It was going to be a long night. “Hey,” I thought, “at least tomorrow’s rock wall day.”