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banner Heaven just moved to Eatonville Washington. Another move due to her "problems". She is dying inside as her parents distance themselves from there "freak" daughter. She doesn't know why she is freak, or how she ended up the way she is. Edward is bruised and broken after Bella chose a life with Jacob over him. Can Heaven let the Cullen's know her secret? Will Edward drop his walls and let this sweet stranger into his life? Will she ever find somewhere that she truly belongs?


18. Chapter 18

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Arriving in Carlisle office, I now had nervous butterflies in my stomach. He stood up from his desk quickly.

“I found it!” He clapped his hands together, I smiled widely and looked at him in question.

“The painting belonged to Bartholomew James.” He smiled as he said it slowly; the anticipation was killing me,

“And?” I said.

“So far, I have only a small bit of information. I looked through mortal records and found a Bartholomew James born in the year 1800. The papers reported him missing in 1823, when he was 23 years old.” He paused again and paced back and forth like he did before when he was deep in thought.

“Looking through our history,” He motioned between himself and Edward,

“Bartholomew James was in fact, one of us. The men in the picture in your room destroyed him.” I looked at him surprised,

“What I found out next, is entirely unheard of. Never in my existence have I known such a thing was even possible.” I felt the butterflies growing in my stomach.

“Bartholomew James had a child in 1904 with a mortal woman.” Edward looked puzzled.

“That is possible?” He asked.

“Well yes, it appears so. But the woman did not live through the childbirth I’m afraid.” He paused and grabbed his chin between his thumb and forefinger.

“Bartholomew went to the Volturi, as it appears, and told them what he had done. How he had made love to a mortal woman and a creature grew inside of her. Immediately they knew that he had told our secret to a human, and destroyed him on the spot.” I inhaled sharply, Carlisle looked up at me.

“Would you like me to continue?” He questioned. I nodded my head.

“The Volturi, and I do not know how they kept this from the rest of us for so long, hunted for the child. Searched for this half mortal half vampire child for many years. They found him at the age of 18 in 1922, in Paris and destroyed him too.” He lifted his fingers to his chin again.

“I do not think they know that the line continued on in a young woman, who birthed a son by the name of Gregory James.” I looked at him wide eyed.

“My grandfather?” I questioned, and he nodded his head.

“I assume that Gregory came out normal, he had a regular life span. Natural health problems during his life time from what I have gathered from his medical records. He had a son, your father, Timothy.” I felt the butterflies in my stomach,

“If I were to make an educated guess Heaven, I would have to say that you ended up the way you are because you were born a female. A male has the XY chromosome, and all of the descendents of Bartholomew have been men. Being a female, you do not have a Y chromosome, so I believe with that factor, it brought back much of the vampire line into you. The change of the chromosomes had a dramatic effect on your body.” He paused and glance to me curiously, “How was your mother’s pregnancy with you? Did she ever talk to you about it?” He questioned. I nodded my head.

“She had a terrible pregnancy with me; she had to have her uterus removed afterwards. She bled nearly the whole pregnancy and no doctor could tell her why. They all thought that I wasn’t going to make it and she would eventually lose me. There were many more complications, but you would have to look at her medical records to find out.” I said. He nodded his head.

“Well I need to get to the hospital to make my rounds. I’ll look for her records while I am there.” he said.

I stood up and Edward and I returned to my room, Wow.. That was all so fast. He laughed lightly,

“When Carlisle gets a hunch, he goes for it. He doesn’t like to waste time. Even though we have plenty to waste.” I laughed.

So according to his theory, I am like one of you.

“It appears so. I still find it unlikely that a Vampire and a mortal woman created a child. I don’t see how it is possible.”

Yeah, but that’s why those people killed my great-great grandfather though. At least that’s what Carlisle said. Would it be possible for us to?

His eyes got wide, “You heard what he said Heaven, it killed the woman he mated with. Besides, your chromosomes are different, so there is no knowing if you and I could in the first place. I still think it is impossible! I am dead! Your great-great grandfather was dead. How can you reproduce when you are dead?” He shook his head vigorously.

I’m just happy that Carlisle even has a hypothesis to what is wrong with me.

“There is nothing wrong with you Heaven.” He hugged me tightly, and Alice came bouncing in the room.

“Food is here Heaven.” she called and reached for my hand.

Following her downstairs I took a seat on the couch, and began to devour some of the food she had gotten for me. Edward sat next to me and draped his arms around my shoulders.

Alice started the movie, which was about vampires and we laughed nearly the whole way through. Edward cuddled with me on the couch, and Jasper came down to watch it with us. After it was over, Carlisle walked through the front door. I immediately began to anticipate news from him.

“Funny movie huh?” he asked looking at Edward and I. I nodded my head.

“Did you find out anything from my mother records?” I questioned. Alice stood up before Carlisle could reply.

“Jasper and I are going to go hunting, I’ll see you tomorrow.” She kissed my forehead and headed out the front door, Jasper close behind her.

Don’t you think you should go? I questioned in my head to Edward. His eyes were starting to turn a darker shade again.

“I’m fine. I’d rather be here with you.” He mumbled into my ear. I smiled and leaned back against him.

Carlisle sat down on the couch next to us, and clasped his hands together.

“Yes Heaven, I did find out about your mothers pregnancy.” I nodded my head, and he continued,

“She nearly died after giving birth to you. You were abnormally small also, only four pounds at full term. But your entire body was functioning as it should have. I’m very glad your mother decided to not have you immunized, otherwise you would probably have been a science experiment for many of doctors.”

“So how did she almost die?” I didn’t want to talk about my mother, but I needed to know.

“She hemorrhaged after she birthed you. She had to have an emergency blood transfusion due to the loss she experienced.” He looked at Edward,

“I am sure now, that you are one of us. I have almost no doubt. You were born under very different circumstances, and that is why you are the way you are. I just hope and pray that the Volturi never discover you Heaven.” I raised my eyebrows in question, and he continued.

“The Volturi are about power and control. They want anyone with special abilities. You, my child, have abilities that have never been seen before. If they were to become aware of you, they would not take no for an answer. You would become there weapon. They would force you to expand your power, and you could possibly be the most powerful person in this world.” I shuddered at the thought of being used as a weapon let alone being the most powerful person in the world.

“Yeah, well I don’t think so. That’s not going to happen.” I said. Carlisle studied me.

“You’ve aged normal your entire life?” He questioned,

“Well yeah.. I mean as far as I know.” I said. He nodded his head, but I could still see the curiosity in his eyes.

“Well Esme and I are also going to go hunting. Sure your not coming Edward?” He looked behind me towards Edward,

“No I’m going to stay here.” Edward replied, and I watched Carlisle walk out the door. Edward kissed me on the cheek.

“Well it looks like we have the house to ourselves.” He hummed into my ear. I snuggled closer to him,

“Where is Rose and Emmett?” I questioned.

“Rose dragged Emmett to Seattle to shop, I assume they will be there for the night.” I could hear a smile playing on his lips.

“Oh really?” I asked seductively, turning around to straddle him on the couch, “Is that so?”

He smiled widely, and I ran my hand up the side of his face. Kissing him gently, my other hand running under his shirt. I traced small circles over the line of his slacks, and I could feel his growing hardness against my leg.

Do you like that? He nodded his head. I kissed his neck gently and I could feel his hands squeezing my butt roughly. I slipped his shirt over his head, my mouth found his quickly and I slid my tongue between his lips. He moaned lightly into my mouth.

I kissed down his collar bone, and sprinkled light kisses to the waistband of his slacks. His eyes were wide as he looked at me knowing my intentions.

Want me to stop?
I questioned in my thoughts, he shook his head slowly. I unbuckled his belt. He shifted on the couch nervously.

I can not tell you what it means that you gave yourself to me Edward. I snapped the button on his pants loose. He smiled, and I could tell he was debating pushing me away.

Don’t even think about it
. I thought, I slid his zipper down slowly and I could hear him gasp.

“What are you doing?” He asked. In all honesty I didn’t know what I was doing. I had heard about it, and I wanted to try it with the man I loved most.

“Just relax.” I said, letting my guard flush over the top of my head. I didn’t need him in my thoughts the first time we tried this. His eyebrows rose.

I glanced up at him.

I could see the lust and passion in his eyes, but behind all of that I saw a hint of fear. Rubbing the inside of his leg, I slid my tongue up his length, and I heard him gasp. He entwined his fingers through my hair, and I took him into my mouth. He pulled my hair harder as I worked my way up and down. I pushed my guard away.

Careful Edward. I let him know through my thoughts. I knew from just a slight yank he could rip my hair out.

“OH God, Heaven.” He moaned. I pulled away and kissed back up his body. Pushing my shorts to the side I let him enter me. I bucked my hips against his hard and fast until I felt him orgasm inside of me. He clenched my body to his as if I would disappear if he let go, moaning into my breasts. I entangled my fingers into his hair, and continued my steady rhythm. He grabbed my hips and began to thrust in sync with my movements. I felt my climax coming and I screamed out his name. I collapsed onto the couch next to him, breathing heavily.

“What would I do without you?” he asked turning to look at me. I laughed happily. Jumping up and kissing him lightly on his lips I threw on my shirt,

Come put me to bed? He smiled and stood up from the couch, wrapping his fingers into mine we went upstairs to my bedroom. We made love again, this time though it was gentle and sweet. I giggled after we were finished as he tickled my stomach lightly.

I love you Edward.
He kissed me, and laid his cool cheek on my bare stomach.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing growing in there. I could feel his face turn into a smile. Running my fingers through his hair, I fell into a deep sleep, completely unaware of how our fragile little world would soon fall apart.