Life for the Cullens has never been more complicated. With a strange kill reported the day of Jacob and Nessie's wedding, something strange is definetly happening in Forks. The question is, what? And what is it to do with Alice?
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We took the girl home. She seemed too tired to ask or answer any more questions. Edward was still tense. We placed her on the sofa. Our guests looked at us curiously. Zafrina and Nessie were deep in thought, trading their pictures.
“Who is she?” asked one of the guests. The girls opened her tired eyes.
“Cadyna. Cadyna Abigail Scott.” Her name sent a strange feeling of recognition up my spine. I had no idea why. Jasper came over and took my hand. He could feel my tension. There was something different about the girl. Her eyes closed again. I looked at Jasper and he nodded. Our guests had slowly begun to depart while we had been out. Tanya and her family remained, in addition to the Amazons, Peter and Charlotte. We slipped into the dining room.
“What should we do with her?” asked Emmett.
“Get rid of her” said Edward with venom in his voice.
“Edward!” Bella said, outraged.
“Err, guys? I’m taking Nessie to the airport. See you tomorrow?” Jacob poked his head around the door before leaving.
“I agree with Edward. Get rid of her, soon as possible” said Rosalie.
“But you don’t actually have a reason for that, do you Rosalie? You just hate having another rival for attention,” I said. Rosalie flounced out of the room.
“I don’t think it’s fair to throw a young girl out on a night like this,” said Esme.
“Me neither” said Bella, glaring at Edward.
“Bella” he growled.
“No Edward. That would just be horrible. We don’t know what she’s been through! We told her we would help her!” said Bella, getting even more annoyed.
“I think that we should at least let her sleep here tonight,” said Carlisle. Everyone looked at Jasper and I, waiting for our thoughts.
“I don’t think there is much chance of her moving tonight anyway, unless you plan to carry her to somewhere and abandon her” said Jasper.
“Alice? What do you think?” Carlisle asked.
“I don’t see any harm in her staying” but even as I said it, there was a twinge of fear in my stomach.
“Can you see anything happening to us if we let her stay?” I searched through various clouded futures. I couldn’t find the one I was searching for.
“No” I said.
“Good, then she can stay”
“No, I can’t see anything!” I exclaimed. Everyone stared.
“That’s never happened before…except with the wolves and Half-breeds” said Esme.
“She’s not werewolf,” said Bella, certain. We were all stunned. They relied on my ability more then they did on Edwards. We opened the door slightly and stared at the sleeping girl. Even as she slept, she didn’t seem peaceful. That was probably why Jasper stiffened, then relaxed. She rolled over and her sleeve hitched up. Three faint scars went from her shoulder to her elbow. Esme looked horrified. Edward looked unimpressed.
“I don’t think she’ll be any trouble. Let’s keep her for the night at least. Maybe we can find out what she is,” I said. Bella and Esme looked happy with my decision. Carlisle nodded and Edward scowled. There was something about her that he really despised. Maybe she was remembering something that caused him pain.
“Where will she sleep?” Emmett asked.
“Where she is. But we need to put a blanket on her or something” said Esme. I peered at the girl. She had very pale skin, almost translucent. Her hair, which had seemed brown at first seemed quite dark. Almost black. Her mouth opened and I noticed how sharp her teeth appeared. I noticed that everybody was staring at me.
“Sorry, what was that?”
“I was just saying Alice; maybe someone should keep an eye on her tonight.”
“Definitely. She could wake up and be terrified,” I said. We pondered for a bit.
“I’ll do it,” Edward volunteered.
“No, you won’t” I said, firmly “if you did it she’d probably die of fright. Or you’d kill her. Jasper and I will do it” Jasper looked aghast. I looked very sternly at him and he nodded. The others headed off to carry out various pursuits. Jasper and I sat on the sofa opposite the girl. After a while, he went off to get a book. She rolled over again and what I saw made me gasp. Jasper came running in.
“Look Jasper, look” He looked and gasped.
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