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Belonging

Summary:
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?


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2. Chapter 2

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The days ticked by uneventfully, and it was finally the weekend. I had seen no more of Alice since my first day in math class. She seemingly disappeared after that class, and I didn’t even see her at lunch. Naturally I assumed that she did not tell anyone about what she had seen happen to me that first day. I had not received any strange looks, or whispers behind my back.

Saturday morning finally rolled around. When I woke up, I glanced at the clock I realized how late I had actually slept. It was already 11:00 in the afternoon. Stretching and wiping the sleep out of my eyes, I rose out of bed. I looked around my new room, and admired how nice it really was. We owned one of the nicer home in Eatonville, this thanks to my grandfather. In his passing he left my parents a hefty inheritance, which has kept us going with ease for some time now. Without it, we would not have been able to afford to move to so many new homes. My mother was real estate agent, and my father was a tax broker. Although they both made a good amount of money, moving as often as we do gets very expensive. They both traveled so often they were rarely home. The time I did get to spend with them I cherished and enjoyed nearly every moment of.

I made my way downstairs into the kitchen to be greeted with silence. This too was something I was used to, never waking up to a happy breakfast, or my parents waiting at the table to greet me. My cat, Carson, jumped up onto the table to rub against my hand. I heard him start to purr, and he rolled over on his back for me to scratch his belly. How easy it must be to not have a worry in the world other than getting your belly rubbed. Sighing I went to the cabinet for some cereal.

I ate my breakfast and decided to go for a jog. After dressing into a light outfit, and throwing my hair up, I stepped out my front door and inhaled a deep breath of fresh air. The sky was gray and overcast once again, but there were storm clouds lurking in the distance. I jogged at an even pace down the street until I noticed a trail through the woods. Making a hasty decision I decided to take it. Walking down the trail, I began to appreciate my new location even more. The trees were tall and full. Beautiful. The underbrush was thick, and there were small patches of flowers here and there. The trail slowly started to fade, and I soon began to start taking my own path. Losing track of time, and enjoying the nature around me, I realized I had lost my way.

Turning in a circle, I took a look around me. There was no trail to be seen anywhere near me, and thanks to the circle I had turned in, I was not quite sure of which way I had come from. Panic started to rise in my chest at the possibility of not being able to find my way home. Suddenly I heard a crack in the bushes a few yards away from me. Instinct kicked in, and I wrapped myself in my invisible cocoon. Nothing appeared, assuming it was my imagination, I started to walk in the way I hoped the trail was. No more than ten feet into my walk, I heard a crack of thunder and a downpour began. Terrified of what I had gotten myself into, I continued to focus my energy into keeping myself covered, keeping my shield around me. It made me feel safe, secure. I knew nothing could touch me, and that included the rain. I didn’t help shield the cold wind from reaching me, and I could feel it chilling me to the bone. I continued to walk some more, and realized I was completely lost. Not knowing what to do, I sat beside the nearest tree and curled my legs up to my chest. Tears started to swell under my eyelids at the possibility that nobody would find me, and I would not be able to find my way out.

Again, I heard something moving over the underbrush. Knowing it was not my imagination this time I started to look more closely, then as if she had appeared out of thin air, Alice walked out from behind some trees, and behind her was a man. He was tall and thin, his light hair was plastered to his forehead. They were both soaked, the rain water dripping from there noses and there ears. I knew from how cold I was, they both must have been freezing. Suddenly realizing that I was without a drop of water on me, I released the invisible shield I had put around myself, and pushed it from my mind.

“Heaven!!” she shouted over the wind and rain.

I rose from the spot I had been sitting on under the tree, and hoped by the time I closed the distance between us that I would be nearly as wet as them. I couldn’t help my whole body from shivering and my teeth starting to clatter.

“What in the world are you doing out here?! You look like a puppy dog who has lost its way!” She gave me a halfhearted smile that looked filled with sympathy.

“I decided to go for a jog, and took a trail. I wound up losing my way and getting caught in this storm” I said, barley audible through my clattering teeth.

Alice looked at the man next to her, and as if she was speaking through her eyes, he started to remove his jacket to give to me. I shook my head and tried to wave him off,

“I’m fine really, I can’t take that, you have got to be just as cold!”

“Just take it Heaven, this is my boyfriend Jasper, really he doesn’t mind a bit!” She gave a small laugh and peaked at the man she had called Jasper from the corner of her eye.

He again held the jacket out to me and nodded towards it. I took it, and though it was wet, threw it over my shoulders. I couldn’t help but notice that is was colder than I already was.

“Lets go back to my house, its not far!” Alice shouted over the increasing wind and rain.

She turned her back towards me and started back in the opposite direction. I followed and saw her lean over and mutter something into Jaspers hear. After what seemed to be like an hour, but later I came to find out it was only quit 10 minutes, we came to a clearing. I saw a large house, but the details were to hard to make out through the rain. My only thoughts were to be in a warm, cozy and safe house. My entire body was soaked, and I was shivering uncontrollably. There was nothing I could do to keep myself from getting wet in front of Alice and the man called Jasper. We walked up a short flight of stairs onto a small deck. Alice opened the door, and I followed her in immediately, Jasper close behind me.

“Esme!!” Alice hollered, “Could you please light a fire quickly”

No more than ten seconds after the words had left her mouth, a beautiful woman with dark hair, and again the same pale skin as Alice walked in.

“Now why in the world would you want me to light a…” She trailed off, and stopped in her tracks as she saw me.

“Oh I see, we have company! Hello!” She flashed me a smile of sparkling white straight teeth.

“Heaven, this is my mother, Esme. Esme, this is Heaven, she’s new here in Eatonville.”

I extended my hand to her, “It’s nice to meet you Esme,”.

When she took my hand it felt as if I was gripping an ice cube. I shrugged it off, assuming it was the storm and how cold there house seemed to be.

“It’s nice to meet you too, Heaven. I see you got caught out in this storm!” she flashed her shiny whites at me again.

“Yeah, I was going for a jog and happened to lose my way, thank God Alice was out too, who knows how long I would have been out there!”

“Well let me get a fire going for you,” she walked over to the fireplace and I took a quick look around.

They had a beautiful home, giant windows surrounded the room, starting from the floor up to the ceiling, you could not see anything out of them due to the rain coming down hard outside. The hard wood floor was a dark oak, and they had a light tan sofa, and love seat, and a dark oak center table. Across from the sofa was a huge entertainment center, with rows of movies surrounding there rather large television. The room looked warm and inviting, although it did not seem like it was used often. I noticed on the far side of the room was the stairway to the second level of the house. I turned to Alice who started to walk past me.

“You can have a seat, I’ll go upstairs to get you some dry clothes and a towel for your hair. Your about the same size as my sister Rose.”

I watched her walk past me, with Jasper not far behind. I stepped closer to the fire place. Esme was adding some paper to it to keep it going, I became curious as to why they only had some old newspaper and magazines and no fire wood. Especially as cold as the nights were here in Eatonville. I attempted to make small conversation, instead of standing with this uncomfortable silence hovering over us,
“So how long have you and your family lived here?” She glanced up at me and smiled,

“Oh only about 6 or 7 months. We moved here from Forks. Have you ever heard of it?”

I shook my head no, and glanced back at the stairway. Alice was descending down the stairs, now in dry clothes herself. This time I did not see Jasper behind her. She had a towel and some clothes in her hands. I felt my body slowly start to warm due to the fire behind me. Alice walked towards me and held the clothes out to me,
“The bathroom is down that hall,” she said pointing to the short hallway that was towards the far left side of the room, “and it is the first door on the right.”

“Thanks.” I smiled at her and started towards the bathroom
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Stepping into the bathroom I realized that it too, had not been used often. It was nearly spotless, and I noticed that there was also no toilet paper or tissue of any kind to be seen. The whole room was white, with marble countertop and a sink laid in the center.

I set the clothes she gave me on the counter next to the sink and began to undress. I grabbed the pair of jeans she handed me and slid them on. I grabbed the top she gave me, and speculated that is was very revealing. It was light purple and very tight. It had a v-neck that slid down low on my cleavage. Not accustomed to wearing things like this, I tried to press my breasts down as far as I could, so it would not reveal so much. The effort was useless though. I looked in the mirror and studied my figure. I had been blessed with a thin body, and a somewhat large bosom. My brown hair was long, to the middle of my back, and my eyes were a very light blue, although in the right light they shimmered with green. I pulled my tangled and wet hair up to the top of my head in a messy bun, and wiped some of the mascara away from under my eyes. I always wore very little makeup, so I didn’t have much else to worry about.

I bundled up my wet clothes and held them under my arm. As I was opening the doorway I heard Alice’s voice, then a man speaking. I stood still for a moment and listened,

“Edward, its not like that. You don’t know the girl, she is new here. Remember what I told you last night? I’m right about this one.”

“I don’t care what you told me last night Alice, you could be wrong, and we would have to move again.”

“Just give me a chance, I saw her Edward. Do you hear me? I saw her coming!”

Instantly I was curious as to what she meant. How could she have seen me coming, I wondered. I heard the man shush her, and I stepped out of the bathroom. I walked the few feet down the hall to the living room, staring at my feet. I felt unwanted here, I don’t know why, but I did. I had a gut feeling that I should not have been there. That I should have never came to this house.

When I reached the living room I looked up. There in front of me was one of the most handsome men I have ever witnessed in my life. He had dark brown hair, with light mahogany natural highlight through it. He was barefoot and was wearing a pair of black slacks, and a white button up shirt. He too, like Alice, had very pale skin. I had a sharp intake of breath, and hoped that no one had noticed. I looked towards him, and made eye contact. His eyes, again like Alice’s, were golden brown. Although I sensed pain, hurt, and anger behind them, there was nothing joyous in his eyes, no kindness. He gave me a cold, hard stare. Automatically without thinking, I shielded myself. The warmth spread from my toes to the top of my head. I could not understand why, but it was as if my body was sending off a warning signal.

I looked down at the floor quickly, then looked up to Alice who was smiling and I glanced back to the man she called Edward. I looked to his eyes, and they changed, he gave me an almost curious and startled look. Quickly the anger, and coldness came back, and he sneered and turned to walk to the stairs. My eyes following him the whole way, until out of the corner of them I saw Alice walking to me. She extended her hand to grasp mine, and I quickly dropped my guard. She grabbed my hand and pulled me to the couch.

“Here come sit down with me, so we can get to know each other a little better” She smiled and released my hand, and I followed her to sit down.

Once seated she started to ask me questions,
“So where did you live before this?”

“We lived in Burbank Alaska, but my dads travel made him need to be in Washington a lot so we came here.” I told a bold face lie, and I knew it.

“Really? Do you have any brothers or sisters?” she was again smiling, and I got the impression that she never lost her smile.

“No, I am an only child, my mother had a hard pregnancy and couldn‘t have any more after me. Do you?” I asked quickly, hoping to change the subject and stop being questioned about my life.. Again she smiled, this grin even bigger than the rest.

“Yes, I have a sister Rosalie, and two brothers Emmet and Edward. My father Carlisle and my mother Esme are foster parents, but we have all been with them for as long as we can remember. That is how I met my boyfriend Jasper”

I smiled, how strange, she met her boyfriend Jasper through her foster family. Again trying to avoid more questions I threw another at her. This one being something I was very curious about.

“Who was that man you were speaking too when I came out of the restroom?” I didn’t want her to know I had been eavesdropping, so I played it cool.

“That’s my brother Edward, but don’t mind him he hasn’t been very friendly lately.” I nodded my head in understanding. He still intrigued me, friendly or not. Suddenly Alice’s face grew very serious, the first time I had seen her lose her smile. She then looked at me and said,

“You know Heaven, I sensed it, I knew you were different.”