What would happen if Bella was the vampire and Edward was the human? Would the scent of Edward's blood sing for Bella? Would they make the same choices and mistakes? And most importantly, would true love conquer all? Or would differences separate them? Edward/Bella
There is some mature content in this story (i.e. sex) :)
2. Chapter 2
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Chapter Two: Hunting
I kept running until I reached our mansion. Carlisle was at work, and Emmett, Rosalie, Alice, and Jasper would be at school until three o’clock. Esme and I would be alone for at least an hour.
I walked into the house, dripping with rain water and mud. My hair was filled with leaves, twigs, and forest debris. I tried to stay on the hardwood floor instead of the carpet so Esme wouldn’t have to clean up after me. As soon as she heard me come in, Esme was down the stairs and standing in front of me.
“What happened?” she asked, shocked.
“Esme…” I started, but then I paused. Why would she know anything about this situation? How was she going to help me?
“Yes?” she asked politely, not prying, but still open and willing to listen to the problem I was about to explain to her.
“So I was sitting in the cafeteria like any normal day, and then, this new boy walked past me to sit at a table with Mike Newton. But when he walked past me…his scent,” I tried to explain. “I don’t know how to put this into words, but it was like the room froze and the only thing that mattered was him. The smell washed over me, awaking every nerve ending in my body. It was…all I could do to keep from murdering him.”
Esme looked into my eyes, trying to see what was going on in my head. I could tell that she didn’t understand.
“It was almost like…his blood…like it was calling me towards it. I don’t know what to do! This has never happened to me before!”
“I suggest…”Esme started, thinking hard. “Well, what do you think you need to do in order to overcome the scent of his blood?”
“I could try feeding more often…”I mused quietly. Part of the reason his blood hit me with such a strong impact was probably because my family and I hadn’t fed for two weeks. “That would help me control my thirst.”
“Let’s try that,” Esme murmured, in deep thought. “I don’t want you to have to leave just because of one human boy.”
“Thanks, mom,” I said, giving a half-smile. We embraced and it felt good. It felt…well…almost human.
I would have to feed tonight, I decided, if I was going to have to see that strange and terrible boy again tomorrow. I wondered if any elk would be passing through tonight. Elk was my favorite. It tasted sweet and sour at the same time.
After I had washed my hair so that it shined a soft brown once more, and changed from my muddy designer jeans and Christian Liboutan stilettos to a red v-neck blouse, a knee-length skirt with a black and white flower print, and red ballet flats, I settled down in my room, completely absorbed in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I suddenly heard the doors of my jade green Mini Cooper slam. I put down my book on the couch and ran down the stairs. Jasper was the first one in the door. He immediately put down his backpack and ran upstairs to the room that he and Alice shared.
Rosalie and Emmett came in next, quarreling about something or other. Their petty arguments were meaningless to me. Later, they would be happy again. It didn’t matter to me. All I cared about, at the moment, was finding Alice. She came in the door last, threw me my car keys, and walked into the living room. I ran after her. I needed to know what the bronze-haired boy’s name was.
Right as I opened my mouth to speak, Alice said, “His name is Edward. He is a junior and the son of Charlie Swan, the Chief of Police. He just moved here from Phoenix, Arizona, where he was living with his mom, Renée.”
“Thank you so much Alice!” I squealed, hugging her. Alice laughed quietly and smiled at me. Alice was the best sister an immortal seventeen-year-old vampire could ever have. “On another note,” I said, “will you go hunting with me tonight? I figured it would be easier to see Edward,” I said his name, trying it on for size, “If I fed more regularly. I think that one of the reasons I was stunned by his scent was that we haven’t fed for almost two weeks. He just caught me off guard, that’s all. I’ll be stronger if I can feed tonight. That way his blood would be easier to resist.”
“Okay, of course,” Alice responded, “But do you mind if we take Jasper with us? I think he was having a hard time today. Two weeks can be very long for him.”
“That’s fine,” I said. “I was just thinking about staying around Forks. Do you know if–” Alice cut me off.
“Yes, there will be a herd of elk nearby Forks tonight,” Alice said, sighing.
I smiled, glad that things were turning out nicely. I wouldn’t have to leave my home and my family, yet everyone would be just as safe as before. Even if the town had more than enough vampires present.
That night, Alice, Jasper, and I left the mansion at nine o’clock. Because we were just staying near Forks, we would have to be careful of the humans who lived it this rotten town. We were running toward the clearing, where Alice predicted that the elk would stop for the night. I was very excited. This felt natural.
When we reached the clearing, we saw the herd of elk. It was bigger than I would have dreamed. The main male was trotting around the rest of his family. He was mine.
I glanced at Jasper, he was standing very still, and then I ran down. Alice and Jasper followed behind me. I ran straight for the main male, the biggest, the blood running inside him was calling me…and, against my will, Edward’s face plastered itself right in my mind right as I was about to attack the elk.
He was begging me not to do it, not to hurt this innocent animal. He stopped me from attacking the elk. But I was stronger than him. It took all my will and force to shoot his face out of my mind and attack the elk. But I was inhuman. It wasn’t at all satisfactory when I knew the scent of Edward’s blood was always going to be better than this miserable elk.
Once Alice and Jasper had gotten their fill, they found me, still standing over the dead carcass of the poor elk. Jasper walked towards me, and I flinched. I didn’t want to be calm right now.
“No.” I said, malevolently.
Alice touched Jasper’s shoulder and he went back to stand next to her. I couldn’t deal with them right now. The only person I cared about in the world was dead. He had been dead for over two hundred and fifty years. But this strange new person was different. Edward…
I took off, leaving Alice and Jasper standing still in the same spot, in the clearing that was completely free of elk. I ran against all reason, running, just for the sake of running. When I stopped, I found that I was in front of Edward’s house.