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New Life, New World

We've all heard it before, Edward leaves, Bella gets changed into a vampire, and after years, she meets Edward again. But what if this time there's a twist?


2. Secrets

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Chapter 2

My life has flourished in the past twenty-three years, and no one can end the life I have created. Not even Edward.

I walked down the stairs of the house that the six of us shared and saw Emily sitting on the couch, staring at the blank TV screen.

“Hey, Em. What’s up?” I asked, flopping down on the couch beside her.

“This show is really boring.” She said, picking up the remote and clicking the channel up button. “They’re all the same show!” Emily complained, throwing the remote at the wall.

I chuckled, picked up the remote and pushing the ‘on’ button.

“First, you have to turn it on, Em.” I said, handing the remote over to her.

Christian walked into the living room then and saw me hand the remote to her. “Did she forget how to turn the TV on again?” He asked.

“Yup.” I replied to him and walked into the dining room that we never used to see Daniel starring out into space.

I thumped him on the shoulder and he looked at me dazedly. “What happened?” He asked.

“You’re staring out into space again.” I said and plunked down in the chair beside him. “Why, may I ask, are you doing that?”

“Alexandra is taking too long getting ready for school.” He complained loudly, loudly enough for his wife to hear.

“I CAN HEAR YOU!” She shouted back at him. Alexandra walked into the dining room and said, “I’m done if you must know. Let’s go, or is Aidan still making himself look pretty for the boys at school?” She asked.

We heard a loud growl from upstairs and a large thump and Aidan was standing beside her.

“Finally, let’s go!” Alexandra shouted to the others and we were out the door and in our cars before you could say ‘Christian wears pink boxers.’

When we got to school, the parking lot was half-filled and we pulled into our usual spot, but right when we pulled in, I thought I saw a familiar face from twenty-three years ago, but then it disappeared.

We walked into school normally, ignoring everyone around us and went to our first classes. Aidan, Alexandra, and I headed for Calculus. A dreaded thing first in the morning, if you ask me.

We sat in our usual seats in the back and listened to the teacher drown on and on about things we already knew.

When we all met up at lunch again, we sat down in the corner table, away from everyone else like the Cullens had when they had lived in Forks.

When Emily tried to sit down, being her blonde self, even though she had auburn hair, sat on the wrong chair and ended up on the ground.

Everyone chuckled and Christian helped her off the ground and into the right chair.

The whole day passed quickly, until sixth hour English rolled around. Aidan was the only one in that class and we again, sat in the back.

Aidan started to say something when the English teacher, Mr. Harrington spoke up, “Class, we have a new student. This is Alice Cullen.”

My head snapped up from my book when I heard the oh too familiar name. Thunder and lightning stared booming and rain pelted from the sky.

“You can go sit in the back in the empty seat.” He said, pointing to the seat in front of me.

Alice was still the same, she was still so short, her hair short and pixie like, and her eyes were the topaz eyes that still haunted me whenever I shut my eyes. She still looked like a fairy.

I kept stock still as the teacher drowned on about Macbeth.

About half way through class is when it happened, I moved my head up to look over at Aidan and my scent filled the whole room.

Alice’s head flew up from where it was looking down at the book and her nostrils flared. Her head whipped around and looked at me. If it was possible, her face would have gone whiter than it was before.

“Bella.” She whispered.

I felt fear, panic, and pure anger flood me all in one moment. Lightning cracked louder again outside and everyone in the room, besides the vampires, jumped.

Her eyes bored into mine.

“How?” She whispered.

“Miss. Cullen, could you please face front?” The teacher said.

Alice slowly face front and looked down at her book. I know that she wanted to ask dozens of questions and she wouldn’t get answers, because I feared that Edward would find out.

The bell for the end of class rung and I was out of my seat before anyone could think to get up. I rushed out of the classroom, into the hall, and ran to the bathroom and screamed.

I heard the door open behind me and I turned around to see two teenage girls enter giggling about some unimportant topic.

I turned the sink on and splashed water on my permanently white face. When I bent my head down to splash water on it again, I heard the door open and when I looked up in the mirror I saw Alice standing there.

I turned slowly around and looked at one of the faces that I had dreaded to see.

“Hi, Bella.” She said cautiously.

“Hi.” I whispered.

“How are you alive?” She asked. “Ed… We found out that you were killed in a car crash.” She said.

I shook my head. “Isn’t it obvious? I got my heart broken, which nearly killed me, and I got changed by something with red eyes!” I yelled at her.

She jumped back at my anger.

“Do you know who?” She asked.

“No, I don’t.” I calmed down.

“Oh.” She looked around. Then suddenly, there was a flash of black and green and she was hugging me more tightly than she ever had.

“It’s so glad that you’re back, Bella!” She said, excitedly. She pulled back and was bouncing excitedly. Now this was the Alice I knew. “Wait till Edward finds out! He’s been moping around for twenty years and now he can listen to music again!” She said excitedly.

Before she started going off telling Edward, I put my hands on her shoulders. “You cannot tell him. I have made my life the way I want it and nothing is going to step in my way. Now, please, don’t tell him.” I said, desperately.

Then Alice’s face fell. She slowly nodded her head.

I gave her a hug and said I had to go and exited the room only to run into Alexandra.

“Where have you been? We’ve been looking for you everywhere!” She said.

“Washing my hands, they got this weird stuff on them.” I said.

“Okay.” We walked out to the car where everyone was waiting and Aidan gave me a look and knew when we got home we would be talking.