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The Last Element

Summary:
Weeks before Bella's graduation, Alice has a vision of 3 vampires wanting something to do with Bella. Days after Bella's graduation, she is turned and troubles arise.


Notes:
Disclaimer: I do not own the books Twilight or New Moon. They belong to Stephenie Meyer. Nor do I own the characters!
Hi. This is my first fanfic for this book. So suggestions are appriciated greatly. **Edit** 1-25-07 I realize that I did not go into much detail about the 3 mysterious vampires, but as the story progresses, I will explain their features much more clearly. That was just a vision. I am so sorry for not updating Chapter 4. I reccently had 2 friends killed in a car wreck. I'm not really up to posting anything right now, but after the funerals, I will. I'm terribly sorry for the wait. Please forgive me.


3. Chapter 3-- The Transformation

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Chapter 3-- The Transformation

Later that night, I was at the Cullen house. Alice had dragged me upstairs to her room to primp me. I didn’t understand why, but I let her have her way. She twisted my hair every which way and brushed it. Next, came the make-up. The poking and prodding went on for about 10 minutes. A brush here and a brush there. Dabbing foundation on my face and adding mascara. When Alice was done, she decided that I needed new attire for this special occasion.

Alice opened her closet and pulled me inside with her. Of course her closet was filled with dozens of clothes. Shoes on one side and clothes on the other. Surprisingly the clothes were color coordinated. I could only wish I was this organized. I stood off to the side while Alice searched through the clothes. She mumbled to herself and gave a loud sigh of relief. I assumed she had found what she was looking for. She pulled a white gown from the rack full of clothes. The gown was simply too beautiful for words. It looked like it could be a wedding gown. “Alice… I can’t wear that,” I said. “Don’t be silly, Bella. Of course you can.”

I moved past Alice to search for myself. I found nothing to my liking. “Alice does it matter what I wear to this kind of thing?” I asked. “No… but I just thought it would be fun.” Alice gave me her best puppy eyes and pouted a bit. I sighed and said, “Give me the dress, Alice.”

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Alice ran downstairs where Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, and Esme were. “She looks so beautiful,” Alice said happily. Esme smiled at Alice and said, “Since twilight is drawing near, maybe you should go ahead and take Jasper somewhere else, Alice. Rosalie and Emmett will go with you.” Alice nodded and walked out. Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmett followed after her.

Esme walked upstairs to find Carlisle. She knocked on his door and entered. She saw him sitting behind his desk. Edward was in the room, too. He was pacing back and forth. Esme wanted to go to him and to soothe him, but knew it would do no good. “Carlisle, is everything ready?” Esme asked in a quiet voice. He looked up and saw his wife. “Yes, dear. We’re just waiting on Bella.” Edward hesitated a moment as Carlisle said Bella’s name. “Esme, would you go see if Bella is ready? If she is then send her in.” Esme nodded and walked over and gave Carlisle a kiss. She stopped beside Edward and said, “You’re doing the right thing, Edward.” She kissed his cheek and walked out.

Esme walked to Alice’s room and knocked on the door. “Come in.” Esme opened the door and saw Bella sitting on Alice’s couch in a brilliant white gown. “Bella, dear. Are you ready?” Esme asked. I looked at Esme and while fidgeting with my hands. “Yes, Esme. More ready than I’ll ever be.” Esme smiled at me and walked toward me and outstretched her hand. “Don’t be afraid, Bella. Carlisle will keep you safe,” Esme said. I took a deep breath and took Esme’s hand. She guided me out of Alice’s room and into Carlisle’s. As we entered, I saw Carlisle standing beside Edward. I looked at Edward and saw that he was just as nervous as I. I let go of Esme to stand in front of Edward. “Bella, you can still back out now,” He whispered. Suddenly I had a surge of courage. I looked up into his topaz eyes and said, “Not a chance.” I raised my hand around his neck and brought his lips to mine.

Carlisle cleared his throat and glanced at Esme. She smiled brightly back at Carlisle. “Bella, wait. I have to give you something,” Edward murmured. I pulled back and looked at him. Edward reached into his pocket and slowly got down on one knee. “I decided that if we were going to do this, we had better do it the proper way,” He said. I blushed horribly and said, “Oh, Edward.” He pulled out a small ring box and opened it. There before me was a magnificent gold band ring with three diamonds. The biggest diamond, which was a topaz, was centered in the middle and the two other diamonds were regular diamonds on either side of the topaz one. “Isabella Swan, will you marry me?” Edward asked. Esme had moved to stand beside Carlisle. He wrapped an arm around her waist and kissed her head.

My throat closed up on me and I couldn’t speak. I stared at the ring, dazzled by it. Tears began to form. This is what Carlisle meant by me not being able to refuse. How could I refuse this? The love of my life! “Bella?” “Yes, Edward! Yes!” I shouted. He slipped the ring on my left ring finger. As he stood up, I jumped into his arms. He swung me around in a circle. Our laughter filling the room. Carlisle cleared his throat again and said, “Maybe we should begin the transformation, Edward.” Edward nodded and set me down gently. He kissed me once more and said, “Bella, I love you.” “I love you, too.” Edward reached for my hand and led me to Carlisle’s couch. I lied down on the couch and stared into Edward’s eyes.

Carlisle left Esme to stand with Edward. Edward stood over me, looking down. “Don’t worry, Bella. I promise you’ll be okay,” Edward said. “Whenever you’re ready, Edward,” Carlisle said. Edward took a deep breath and closed his eyes. When Edward opened them again, he looked at my exposed neck and leaned down and bit my neck.

I closed my eyes and felt nothing at first. Then I felt the same fire I had felt when James had bit me. I groaned and automatically Edward stopped and stood straight and looked worried. “Carlisle…” “Hush, Edward. It’s going to be hard and gruesome the next few days. Nightmares and pain. The nightmares and pain should dull by the third day. Be with her, Edward. Comfort her. She’s going to need it. Soothe her. She maybe in a coma like state, but she will be able to hear you.”

Darkness took over me. All I felt was pain. It was all around me. And the fire… it hurt so bad! ‘Edward,’ I wanted to scream out, ‘make the pain go away!’ But I had no voice. The fire centered around my neck. Then it started spreading within minutes. ‘Edward, the fire! It’s spreading! Help me!’ I felt a cool hand on my neck. The heat dimmed for only an instant, and then the fire came back. I heard Edward’s musical voice soothing me. His hand gently rubbing mine. “Bella, you’re alright. I love you.” ‘It hurts… can’t you make it stop?’ The musical murmurs subsided as I drifted off to unconsciousness.

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Edwards POV

I sat and watched Bella scream in pain for those three horrible days. After the first few hours, I deeply regretted doing that to Bella. I had brought that pain on her. It was my fault that she was screaming and suffering through all that pain. Snap out of it, Edward. I told myself. I knew that it was going to happen sooner or later. Better sooner than later. But hearing her scream every five minutes was becoming unbearable. I walked over to Bella, who was still in a coma-like state. I kneeled down and brushed my hand over her hot, sweaty forehead. I pressed a kiss to her temple and heard her mutter my name. It was the first time I’d heard her speak since those three agonizing days. “Bella,” I said. My hand was still placed on her forehead and suddenly, it got cold. “Edward?” “Bella. Can you hear me?” She opened her eyes and I was first taken aback by surprise. Her eyes were pitch black.