After a rainy day in Forks, Edward, Emmet and Jasper go hunting. But their trip is disturbed when they find a dead body in the forest. The mystery behind her death is confusing and the mystery behind her life and everything it was a part of is overwhelming. But did the Cullens and Bella throw themselves into a mystery that will end in only more death? Who is this dead girl they found? And what will happen once they find out? ALTERNATE ENDING POSTED!!! Remember to REVIEW!
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They could both feel the trunk of the car cave in and could hear the metal sliding across the concrete. Marin was awake and clutched the sides of her seat.
“Jasper, I’m so sorry,” she said truthfully. Jasper just nodded and tried to push the car to go faster. They felt the car shake again. Jasper banged on the steering wheel frustrated.
“We’re not going to make it home in this car,” he said frustrated. He looked out the window and then at Marin. She got his drift and looked out the window frightened.
“No!” she yelled. “That’s suicide!” She looked at Jasper. “For me anyway!” She started to shake. She wondered if Nichol had to go through this. “How did they catch up anyway? What are these things?” she asked no one in particular.
“It’s a mystery we will never solve if we do not jump!” Jasper said frustrated. They felt the car lurch forward. Marin looked out the car window again. But before she could move, Jasper undid his seat belt and hers. He clutched her tightly and kicked the car door open.
“Jas-!” Marin began to yell before they both were consumed by the darkness.
Alice opened her eyes quickly and looked around the room. Her latest vision frightened her, almost to her extent. She jumped off the couch and ran to the door. She jiggled the door knob but it was locked. She was about to tear it off the door when Edward grabbed her hands.
“It won’t help anything, Alice,” he said tired out. He and every other vampire in the room had to stop her frequent escape attempts. Alice looked down and closed her eyes again.
“They had to jump out of the car, Edward,” she said quietly. “They are in a very bad situation if they needed to abandon the car!” she said angrily.
“We all know that!” Edward said getting a little angry himself. “But we don’t need you to go out there and get killed!” he said frustrated. Alice yelled in frustration and stormed up the stairs and into her room. Edward leaned on the door and sighed.
“We have to get her out of there,” Carlisle said. “We can’t have her alone in a room with those…things out there.” Edward nodded and started to walk upstairs. “Maybe someone else who is friendly with her at the moment,” he said quickly. Edward muttered under his breath and went to sit down next to Bella. Esme got up instead.
“I’ll go,” she said quietly. She walked upstairs and knocked quietly on Alice’s door. “Alice, honey,” she said motherly. “We know you’re upset, we all are. But we need you to come out of your room. We just want you to be safe,” she said quietly. There was no answer. “Alice,” she said again. She was about to continue when she heard a crash on the other side of the door. She heard Alice scream. With out hesitating, she kicked open the door to find a cloaked figure trying to pin Alice down.
Jasper and Marin rolled down the side of the road and into the forest. Jasper made sure to keep himself on the outside so that Marin wouldn’t get hurt. As soon as they were done rolling, he jumped up and put Marin on his back. She kept her eyes closed, not wanting to open them. He took off running as fast as he could. But with Marin’s added weight, it wasn’t enough to out run the other vampires. He could hear them catching up to him, and he ran harder then he thought he could. He turned onto the small road leading to the house, but he felt like he wasn’t going to make it. The house came closer ad closer until he was almost at the front door. He burst in, slamming the door behind him.
Alice was desperately trying to break free of the vampire’s grasp while adverting his eyes. She felt him being ripped off her and she stood up quickly looked around the room to see who helped her. She saw Esme fighting the vampire and she ran to help. She punched him in the face, but it didn’t seem to faze him. She looked at it in confusion. He looked at her face. She tried to look away, but it met her gaze. She felt like the world was being sucked away from her. She became light headed, even thought it was impossible for vampires. But then his eyes were replaced by Esme as Emmett and Carlisle dragged the vampire out of the room to take care of it. She looked around the room and saw that it was all blurry. She closed her eyes and tried to sob.
“I’m sorry,” she said before she felt herself start to loose control.
Jasper put Marin on the couch and ran upstairs to where Alice was being held down. He looked at her, struggling against her family, and that sight alone almost made him break down next to her. But he stayed strong. Or, at least strong enough to force the truth out of Marin. He tried to send calming waves to Alice, but she fought them off as well as she could, but after a few minutes, she calmed down enough so that she stopped shaking.
“What happened?” Jasper asked incredulous. Carlisle didn’t have such a big reaction. He looked around the room getting angry. “Tell me!” he yelled at them. Edward sighed and spoke up.
“Alice was getting upset about you being gone and was getting angry, so she stormed up to the room and locked the door. Then the…thing attacked her,” Edward said to the best of his ability. He looked at Alice guiltily. “If only I didn’t yell at her,” he muttered to himself. Jasper was also feeling responsible for Alice’s condition. “What happened?” Edward asked, eyeing Jasper’s muddy and wet clothes.
“Oh, the werewolves agreed to help us,” Jasper said moody. He stomped downstairs along with the rest of his family. He walked over to Marin who had a worried look on her face.
“I guess that I have some explaining to do,” she said quietly. She looked at the ground quickly. “I don’t know what they are! I don’t even know if they are vampires! I don’t know what they want! All I do know is that they prey on vampires and make them join their clan!” Marin yelled. She ran her hand through her hair. “I don’t know anything,” she said sadly. She laughed dully. “This isn’t a very fun mystery to solve,” she said gloomy.
“Then we just need to figure out why they are possessing vampires,” Emmett said lightheartedly.
“And how to change them back to normal,” Edward added.
“And what they are,” Bella added in before she was forgotten. Marin sighed and buried her head in her hands.
“What about Alice?” Jasper asked eagerly. Marin looked at him doubtfully.
“How long did she make eye contact?” Marin asked. Esme looked at the ground.
“About twenty seconds. He hit me hard,” Esme said guiltily. Carlisle walked over to her and hugged her softly.
“No one blames you,” he said encouragingly. Esme smiled and then looked at Alice who was on the ground staring at the ceiling.
“How long will she be like that?” Esme asked worried. Marin looked at Alice.
“Probably until another vampire, if they are vampires, come close enough to her,” Marin sighed. “But I honestly don’t know,” she said shaking her head.
“What are the werewolves doing?” Carlisle asked, trying to change the subject.
“They’re killing every cloaked vampire they see,” Jasper said, not in the mood to talk. He looked at Alice sadly. They suddenly heard a crash and saw a cloaked figure looking through a smashed window. Alice’s head popped up and she jumped off the couch. Before anyone could stop her, she joined the cloaked figure out the window. Jasper ran to stop her, but he was held back by Emmett and Edward. “Alice,” he sobbed. He looked down upset. When he looked back up again, cloaked figures surrounded them all.
Alice stared at the vampire standing across from her. A small portion of her mind was yelling at her to get back to her family. But a larger portion was screaming at the other to shut up. She saw the vampire smile, and hand her a cloak. With out hesitating, but unsure, she took the cloak and put it around her. She heard his laugh. He led her to a window looking into the house. She saw her family being surrounded by the cloaked figures.
“What are…we?” she asked unsure, partially asked about the ‘we’. The cloaked figure looked down at her.
“We are special, we are destined to rule the world,” he said in an haunting voice. Alice shuddered involuntarily. The figure took her arm and led her through a window. They joined the cloaked vampires right as they started to fight. But Alice couldn’t bring herself to throw a punch at any of the Cullens. Part of her wanted to possess them all, but another part, an growing part, wanted to save them. She suddenly know what she had to do.
“Who is our leader?” she asked the cloaked figure again. He grumbled and then pointed out a large vampire amongst them all. “Why are we special?” she asked again. The other vampire looked at her confused.
“Because we are stronger then any other vampire. We are destined to create a master race,” he said. Alice nodded. Before she could stop herself, she dove into the battle.
Edward tried to protect Bella from the vampires, but was tiring out quickly. They were out numbered and were obviously loosing. Jasper was feeling horrible. He didn’t have enough strength to fight. After he punched away another vampire, he turned to a very small one and looked into her eyes. He immediately knew that it was Alice and he looked away quickly. He couldn’t fight her, even if she was going to fight him. He started to run away but he grabbed his arm to stop him. He whirled around to see her smiling at him. Not a sinister smile, but the one he knew and loved.
“Alice?” he asked amazed. She nodded and brought his ear close to his.
“I know what they want. You all have to run,” she said quietly. He nodded and thought this to Edward who told Carlisle who gathered up the rest of the family. Jasper was about to run but saw that Alice wasn’t joining him. “I’ll meet up with you later,“ she said before stepping back into the crowd of cloaked figures. Jasper silently said goodbye and ran out the door with the rest of his family.
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