Playing in the moonlight
Nessie? Nessie...are you out here?" I was terrified. Though my footsteps were quiet I felt as though they were making loud thuds. "I'm right here, mother," she whispered. I immediatley spun around to face her. She was gorgeous as the moonlight shined down
3. Chapter 3
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“Esme, your eyes!” Carlisle said in complete shock. Her eyes reflected a bright crimson red. “You didn’t!”
She said nothing. She only stood there and looked at all the faces in the room. I could hear the others footsteps coming down the corridor.
“Oh, Esme!” Alice cried as she wrapped her arms around her mother figure. Esme tugged out of her embrace and backed away without saying a word.
“Your eyes!” Jasper gasped.
“It’s okay,” I called to reassure her holding out my hand so that she may take it. She looked down and stared at my hand as if it were poison and took another step back. She was acting just like Renesmee.
“Will somebody please tell me what the hell is going on?” Emmett asked. He looked from Esme to me and saw the look on Esme’s face as I continued to hold my hand out to her.
She crossed me without touching me making her way to where Renesmee stood, by the window. She then turned to face away from us and glared at the sky like Renesmee was doing.
“Esme, please,” Carlisle begged like I was begging earlier. “What is going on?” he asked.
She only stared out the window. I tried my best to look at what they were looking at. All I saw was the new crescent moon. Both of them raised the fingers and began to point at it. Renesmee turned her head robotically at me.
“Mother,” she whispered.
“Yes, sweetheart?” I asked in concern.
“Bella,” Esme whispered next.
“Tell me. What?” I asked again. Their fingers remained pointed at the moon. What was there that they wanted me to see so badly?
They then lowered their fingers and walked across the room to where Edward’s old bed lay. Renesmee crawled in first followed by Esme. This was weirdest thing I have ever seen in my human and vampire years. Each of them lying on the bed with their hands crossed and eyes closed like the Hollywood vampires.
“They can’t be asleep?” Emmett said appalled. “Was Esme even wounded?”
“I don’t know,” Carlisle replied. That was one of the only times I ever heard him say that since when Renesmee was born.
“Carlisle, I’m scared. Where did that dress come from?” Alice asked.
“I don’t want to be next,” Rosalie shrieked.
“I think we should leave them alone up here for right now. To think of something to do,” Jasper said. “And of who might be able to help us.”
“Right,” Edward said as he led me out of the room.
“Edward, can we please go to the cottage?” I asked him. Everyone looked at to stare at me.
“Alone,” I added. Edward nodded his head.
Once we were outside the Cullen house I knew we weren’t out of ear range from the sensitive ears that were inside.
“Is there something bothering you, love?” he asked.
“Not now. Wait till we get into the cottage,” I demanded. He nodded as we continued our stroll through the night. He held onto my waist for what seemed like dear life itself.
“I want you to know that I would never let anything like this happen to you, as for Renesmee, we will find out what has happened and we will find out what is wrong,” Edward claimed. “And we will fix her.”
I placed my head on his shoulders as we were walking to show him that I appreciated his words. He was the most generous man I knew.
“Did you call me?” I asked.
“No, why?” he asked back.
“Just checking,” I replied.
“Bella, what is wrong? You are a terrible actress. You have to tell me. Do you feel funny? Have you ever been attacked?” he asked. Great! Now he was going to over react.
“No, Edward I was just making sure that you didn’t call me. I thought I heard someone call my name,” I stated to calm his nerves.
“Yeah, but our ears rarely ever make mistakes,” he stated as he glanced around at the scenery.
“Bella…” the voice called again. I tried to ignore it.
“You’ll be the next edition to my collection. Just like Esme and Renesmee,” the voice called crooning again. I shuddered and Edward raised his eyebrow.
When I glanced to the side to break his stare I caught glimpse of the shadow in the darkness that I had seen earlier. I whimpered.
“What is it?” Edward called. He took his protective stance in front of me, which was him being half crouched with his teeth bared.
“I think it was just a rodent, Edward, get up,” I called to him. He did as told.
“Are you sure?” he asked.
“Yes, we’re at the cottage anyway,” I replied as both of us walked in. he watched over our backs as he closed the door behind us.
“Now what is on your mind?” Edward asked.
“Look, the thing is that earlier today something had called my name. Like it was trying to lure me to a specific spot. It was following me. I heard it,” I informed him. I could hear the growl form up from inside of his chest.
“It’s not laying one stinking finger on you! Do you hear that?” Edward yelled off into the distance. I heard a chuckle enter my head.
“Edward, relax,” I told him. “Once Jake showed up the thing took off. It seems like I’m the only one who can hear it. And not to long ago it just referred to Esme and Nessie as one of its collections.
“My daughter is no one’s collection!” Edward spat. “Who the hell is doing this?”
“I don’t know. But maybe we should warn the others. Rosalie hit the nail in the coffin when she said she didn’t want to be next. This thing may be collecting. Why female vampires? I don’t know,” I said.
“Bella, come here,” Edward said with his hands reached out to me. I ran into them without hesitation. They were like a warm welcome. He placed gentle kisses along my jaw and then he reached my mouth.
“I will find this out you have to believe me,” Edward said.
“Soon….Bella…you will be…in my collection. My doll…forever…” the voice said.