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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.


5. Chapter 5--The Gift

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Edward drove us back to his home. Neither of us bothered to say anything at all. Edward was probably thinking about Dante's thoughts, but I was thinking about the pictures that flashed in my head when Dante had grabbed my hand.

I closed my eyes to make the images go away, but they were enhanced more. I heard the little boy screaming loudly. Screaming his parents' names. I covered my ears and whimpered.

"Bella?" Edward questioned.

Edward had stopped the car, but I hadn't noticed because I could feel everything around me spinning out of control. The images swimming in my head. "Bella, what's wrong?" Edward inquired. When I didn't respond, he grabbed my shoulder and shook me gently. I struggled to free myself out of his deadly grasp. "Bella answer me," he demanded.

My eyes were still closed and the screams were increasing into shrieks. I violently jerked away from Edward, but he pulled me against his chest. He stroked my hair and started humming. I could smell the smoke again, I could see the fire burning wildly, and I could feel the heat on my skin.

Suddenly, the shrieking vanished and was replaced by Edward's smooth, faint humming. I became at rest and listened to him.

"What happened?" He asked. Finally, I opened my eyes and looked up into Edward's.

"I'm not sure. When Dante kissed my hand, images flashed into me head. Images of a little boy screaming about a house on fire. I felt everything, Edward. I felt the heat on my face, smelled the smoke and heard the cries."

"What else did you see?"

"There was a little boy crying out in the front yard. He was on his hands and knees begging God not to take his parents. I'm so confused, Edward. Why is this happening to me?"

"I think we should talk to Carlisle."

* * *

I sat across from Carlisle, with Edward at my side, as usual, with his hand placed at my left shoulder. Edward explained about the encounter we had with Dante, and described what happened in the car on the way here.

When Edward had finished, Carlisle asked,"Did Dante provide a last name?"

"Kelton," Edward replied.

"Hm... Dante Kelton... oh, yes. I knew his parents. When he was sixteen he lost his parents in a fire. Dante's younger brother was not present at the time. He was at a friend's house having dinner. After their parents died, they both were sent to their aunt and uncle in Texas. Sadly, Dante and his bother, Damon, were attacked by a group of vampires two years later in Texas," Carlisle explained. I stared at Edward, who was looking at me and must've noticed my look of horror because he said," Bella, what is it?"

"That image I saw. It was of Dante's past with the fire."

"Bella, describe what happened. What did you see?" Carlisle questioned.

I described everything to Carlisle from when he first touched me to the images I had in Edward's car.

Once I was done, Carlisle mumbled incoherently and grumbled. He scratched his head a few times and looked at Edward and I and said,"I think that is your gift, Bella. Alice is able to see the future, unless you change your path, Edward hears present thoughts, and you see what happened in the past that made them be what they are today by just a mere touch."

When no one said anything else, Carlisle continued," Let's do an experiment."

He reached out and touched my arm. I automatically closed my eyes as I felt the pain Carlisle had felt during his transformation. I saw, from a distance it seemed like, Carlisle throwing himself off cliffs and doing different things to destroy himself. Suddenly, I saw Carlisle save Edward. I saw him meet Esme, Alice, Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie.

Carlisle pulled his hand back and my eyes opened.

"Interesting. I could feel some sort of force pulling the images out of my head. What did you see?" he asked.

"I felt the pain you felt while you changed into what you are. I saw you try to kill yourself," I glanced at Edward now and added,"I saw you save Edward. Then I saw you meet everyone else."

Carlisle grinned at me and stated,"Ah! How wonderful! There may be a bit more to your power, however, it may not be discovered anytime soon. But you will find it, if there is more to it, that is."

I gripped Edward's hand and smiled at him. He smiled back.

"Let's go tell the others. I'm afraid Alice is very eager to know what is going on. She's bouncing out of her seat with excitement," Edward informed me. I rose and gave Carlisle a huge and a quick peck on the cheek. "Thank you, Carlisle." "You're very welcome, Bella." Edward and I walked out to find the others.

* * *

Dante's POV

"I don't want to bring her into the clan, Dante! It's unwise, insane, and foolish! You meet her in the woods and automatically assume she's the last element," A female said.

"You have no say in this, Alana. Damon and I out voted you. Get over it," I said. Alana gave me a deathly glare and turned to her husband, my brother, and said in a melodious tone," Think about what you're doing. Your brother doesn't even know this girl and assumes that she is the one within 10 minutes of meeting her."

I rolled my eyes at Alana and stated,"Alana, you weren't there. I grasped her hand and I felt a force poking into my head. It was alien to me, Alana." Damon sighed and added,"Besides, Alana, when has my brother ever been wrong?"

I watched Alana go quiet and I grinned at my brother. Seeing that Alana was not going to make a remark to that, I said," Alright then. Damon, I want Bella to be watched. Everyhing she does is to be reported back to me. We'll take turns watching her. Damon, track them, you'll watch first. Bella will join our clan. One way or the other."