Emmett Cullen was changed in 1935 by the Cullens. But there was another, Isabella, who was also changed....but by another. Caught walking alone near the woods weeks after her brother's death, her life is changed for the rest of eternity.[AU]
I know, I should probably finish everything else, but there's a fire under my tush, and it doesn't go out, not to mention the copious amount of ants in my pants :) So sue me. The plus side of the fire? My bottom is never cold....
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After the last hour ended, Rosalie, Jasper and I decided to run home while Edward and Alice waited for the vampire family in the parking lot. When we got to our house, Carlisle and Esme were waiting for us in the living room sitting on the love seat. I knew that Alice had called and told them about the new vampires following them home, so it was only a matter of minutes. It was also very convenient that Carlisle wasn't working until the night shift.
I was standing by one of the couches speaking with Rosalie when I heard two cars pull up to the driveway. Within a few moments, Alice and Edward had led the vampires into the house. I didn't hear either of the unknown vampires say anything until I heard a choking noise coming from someone as I was about to turn around.
Both Rosalie and I turned to see where the noise was coming from. When my eyes fell upon the source of the choking sound, I froze, unable to move in the slightest. I thought it was impossible for vampires to hallucinate since we don't sleep or dream, yet I was experiencing it. I couldn't wrap my mind around what I was seeing, it was like a mirage.
I was just thinking of her recently, so that's what must have caused my sanity to slip from my hold. I had thought about her so much that my mind decided to play a few cruel tricks on me. I shook my head from side to side and closed my eyes, willing the illusion to go away.
"Emmett?" Rosalie's voice broke through my thoughts. I looked down at her worried face. "Is something wrong? Are you alright?" I saw her glance over to the illusion, which seemed odd to me.
"Can you see her as well?" I asked her, glancing over to the figment of my imagination.
She gave me an odd look. "Emmett? What's wrong with you? Of course I can see her."
I looked from the vampire, to Rosalie, and back again. "It's not possible," I whispered. "You just look like her."
The vampire seemed to snap out of her daze and looked at me, invisible tears lining her eyes. She took a hesitant step forward with all eyes on her. Her brother seemed to want to hold her back, a look of worry covering his face entirely.
"Could it be?" she said softly, her voice unsure but sweet sounding. It was familiar to me, yet changed.
Rosalie looked from her to me in confusion. "Emmett?"
I looked back to the familiar face of the girl and noticed her face looked more hopeful than it had before. I took in her appearance. Alice was right, she was very beautiful, with flowing brown hair, similar in color to mine, and the expressive eyes I had known ever since she was born. The only difference was her eyes were a different color, and now she was a vampire, not a day older since the last I had seen of her.
"Isabella…is that you?" I asked the vampire.
"Are you…Emmett Mc-McCarty?" she said.
"Oh God. Bella!" I took two large strides forward and enveloped her in my arms.
I felt her hands come around my torso and grip me tightly, her tiny frame shaking with tearless sobs. I ran my hand through her hair in an attempt to soothe her, the way I used to when we were both human, knowing that it would be familiar to her, as well as helpful. I kissed the top of her head and continued to run my fingers through her hair slowly, even as her sobs slowed then became silent.
She removed her head from my chest and looked up at me. "I thought I lost you. I thought you were gone forever," she told me. "They went looking for you, but couldn't find you, and now I know why…" She trailed off, close to tears once more.
"Shh, Bella, it's alright. I'm right here, everything's okay." She nodded.
"I just…it was so hard without you, Emmett. I was so lost at first."
"I'm sorry, Bella. I never meant for any of this to happen." I sighed. "I wanted you to live a human life, that's why I didn't try to see you."
She gave me a small smile. "I understand, and there's nothing to forgive. It's better this way, I suppose."
I looked down at her, wondering what she was talking about. "How?" She squeezed me around the middle softly.
"I get to see you again, big brother."
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