Aliens and Vampires...What's the world coming to?
Contains spoilers for Breaking Dawn and The Host Bella's been a wife, mother and vampire for nine years...Wanda's been a welcome alien among the human resistance for little over a year....what happens when they meet? Post-Breaking Dawn and post-The Host.
This is finished, but for some reason my computer won't let me tick the completed box....
1. Chapter One
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I woke feeling...strange. Nauseous, even, although not quite that extreme. My throat was dry, and I swallowed thickly. It was only then, after my head had cleared, that I realised Ian wasn't spread out across our mattress as usual. Turning, I found his midnight-blue eyes and felt my heart give a fluttery thump. A strand of my silky golden hair fell across my face, and I smiled as Ian brushed it back gently. He gently took me into his arms, and I rested my face against his shoulder. He was always so gentle...even when I was in Mel's body, after his initial reaction he had always been kind to me. And now he was my partner. I would never leave this planet.
"Are you alright, Wanda?" he asked softly, distracting me from my thoughts. I nodded.
"I'm fine," I whispered back. Indeed I was. The nausea had passed, and I felt fine. Nothing bar the almost overwhelming love I felt for Ian...it was amazing how it had taken me nine lives to find the one person I was willing to stay with. I would die the final death just for Ian. As if sensing my thoughts, Ian smiled and leant down to kiss me gently.
For the nth time since we discovered the existence of the strange, parasite-like aliens, who called themselves 'souls', I found myself wanting to go to the desert. Why? What awaited us out there?
"Let's go to the Sonoran," I said aloud suddenly, although quietly. All heads turned to look at me as I broke the long silence that had hung over our family for hours.
"Why?" Edward asked softly from beside me, a slight frown creasing his perfect forehead. I just shrugged.
"I just have a feeling we should go there, that's all," I murmured. "I keep thinking we might find something there."
"Such as?" Jake drawled from where he sat with Renesme. She was such a beautiful young woman, although she was only nine. It almost hurt that her childhood had gone by so quickly.
"I don't know. But why don't we go anyway? It'll be cloudy there this time of year...and perhaps we could all use a change of scenery," I added. Alice leapt to her feet, although I knew for a fact she couldn't see far into our future because of Jacob. It frustrated her, but it seemed my idea had given her back some of her old enthusiasm.
"We should go!" she exclaimed, clapping her hands delightedly. Jasper laughed as Edward rolled his eyes with a sigh. I smiled.
"So we should be fine?" I asked her, and she shrugged.
"As far as I can tell, what with the dog and Nessie," she replied. Luckily the term 'dog' wasn't the insult it used to be. Emmett grinned widely.
"Well then...what are we waiting for?"
"Jamie!" I exclaimed as Melanie's brother almost ran into me and Ian. I had to look up to see his face...he was getting so tall! Then again, everyone was taller than me. Jamie grinned.
"Hey Wanda, Ian," he replied. I realised with a start that he didn't have to look up as far to look Ian in the eyes, and Ian was tall. "D'you wanna join me? I'm going to play soccer with Jared, Mel and Kyle...Sunny's there too, but she's not playing," he added. I smiled.
"Let's see if I've gotten any worse," I said cheerfully, and let him lead the way. I knew Ian was always up for a game. His hand found mine as we followed Jamie through the dark corridors.
The desert was a nice change. There was nothing to stop us from running as fast as we liked, and Jacob kept up easily. Renesme didn't have too much trouble, but she still tired, unlike the rest of the Cullens. She was on Jake's back at the moment, getting a free ride. He could never refuse her anything. We were racing, Edward and I, when I first caught the scent.
Real humans, not alien-controlled humans. Real humans.
I stopped, and the rest of the Cullens halted around me, instantly cautious. I was often the one to pick up scents first.
"Bella?" Edward began, but then stopped and exhaled swiftly. I nodded.
"Humans," I told Jake as the others caught what I had smelt. "Real ones. They're close too," I added, taking the scent again. I frowned at the same time as Carlisle and Edward. "Strange..."
"Indeed," Carlisle agreed, as Edward translated Jake's silent question.
"There seems to be a soul with them," he said softly as Renesme touched Jake's cheek to explain what she too could smell. "Actually with them."
"Her scent is mixed in with that of the other humans," Carlisle continued as Edward and I paced forward. I lifted the shield off my mind so he could hear what I was thinking. It was difficult still, but not as hard as it used to be.
'These humans accept her...she's one of them. Should we go investigate?' I asked, before letting the shield return to how it was. It was difficult to hold it off for a long period of time. Edward nodded slightly, just enough for me to see out of the corner of my eye. We returned to our family.
"We're going to investigate," Edward told the others as I looked silently towards where the scent was stronger.
"We're coming too," Rosalie said stubbornly, folding her arms. I smiled at her, and she returned the expression. None of us were thirsty, which would have been the deciding factor.
"We won't separate again," Esme murmured, and then we were running.
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