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?
6. Chapter 6
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“Sorry, I guess we should have gone somewhere else to talk about this.” She gave a tight laugh and continued, “Want to go for a walk? I’ll show you some stuff.”
She stood up, and headed for the front door, I followed. When we got outside it had stopped raining but was overcast. We walked around to the back of the house.
“So you only saw a little of what I’m capable of in the house. Watch this.”
She turned and ran faster than my eyes could follow. She shot up a tree and was sitting on a branch when my eyes finally registered where she had gone.
“Wow, that’s amazing!” I felt a small warmth grow in the pit of my stomach.
I was happy, so happy. I had someone else who was different too. I wasn’t just a freak. I smiled widely at her. She jumped down from the tree, with little effort, and landed flawlessly on the ground. She bolted over towards me.
“Yeah, it’s fun at times I suppose. But like you, we sometimes wish we could be normal human beings. So show me what you can do. I’ve really only caught little glimpses.”
“Okay…” I wasn’t quite sure what I should show her, “What do you want me to do?”
She smiled broadly, “Move that rock.” She said motioning towards a rather large rock next to a tree. I looked at it, and concentrated for only a second and it was lifted into the air. Something with this weight capacity was slightly harder; it gave me a small headache. I concentrated harder and moved it to another tree and let it fall to the ground.
“Brilliant!” Alice exclaimed, I laughed a little
“It’s a little more difficult with things that weigh more. It gives me a headache. Your turn.”
Alice ran to the boulder I had just dropped, and as if it was nothing she lifted it up, and threw it a couple feet. “For me, I have to touch it to move it, but the weight is no matter.”
She laughed again, and ran back towards me. She bent over and picked up a small rock, and showed it to me in the palm of her hand. She squeezed it, and then opened her hand and showed me nothing but dust.
“So, how often do you have to umm.. Eat?” I questioned her.
“Every week to two. My eyes will get darker when it’s been a long period of time. Jasper and I went hunting just last night. He need’s to hunt more than I; it’s harder for him to resist his pull towards people. Actually he is out with Esme, Rose, and Emmett right now.” I looked around me and up to the sky, it was getting dark, and my stomach put off a loud growl.
“I’m starving, I think I should get home.”
“We could order you a pizza and watch a movie or something?” She looked at me, her eyes hopeful.
I felt so good, I couldn’t refuse her offer. I finally had a real friend, a friend I could keep and talk to. Talk to about anything and everything.
“Okay, sounds good.” I followed her back into the house, thankful she walked at an even pace with me.
When we got inside, she headed for the stairs and I followed. I felt my body get warm, and I knew Edward was near me. I realized now why my body did this; my brain knew what was going on. I subconsciously didn’t want him in my head.
We walked past what I presumed was his door, because there was a large crack down the center, and it was splintered around the edges. We walked past another door, and walked into a large room. Alice turned to me, “This is my and Jasper’s room.”
I looked around and seen that there was only a large black couch and no bed. There were shelf’s full of books against the wall surrounding the window. On the left wall were more shelf’s with CD’s. Hundreds of CD’s.
Also on the left wall I saw a door, to what I thought was a very large walk in closet. The room was organized, and clean. The walls were a light purple, the door on the left wall a darker shade.
“Wow, this is really nice Alice.” I turned to her and smiled,
“Thanks. I’m going to order us some pizza real quick, I’ll be right back.” I watched her run out of the room. I continued to look around, noticing the paintings on the right wall. They looked like scenes from a war.
Suddenly I felt the warmth flow over me. I sensed his presence behind me, and turned around. There was Edward leaning against the doorframe, in only black slacks. His hair was disheveled and his eyes held no emotion.
I couldn’t help but notice how smooth and milky white his chest was. He was like a sculpture standing there, unmoving. I made eye contact with him, and his lips turned into a sneer.
“You shouldn’t be here. You should have just stayed away from us.” He took a step closer to me; automatically I took a step back.
“Why is that Edward?” I asked, in the strongest tone I could muster.
“Because, you don’t belong around people like us. You might be different, but your not one of us.” I took another step back. He moved so fast I only saw a blur. I whirled around and he was standing behind me, only inches away.
My hands began to tremble, he continued. “You’re a freak; I’ve never met another person like you. You are nothing like us. I don’t see why Alice befriended you in the first place.”
My entire body was shaking, I wanted to lash out at him and make him feel the pain he just put me through with his words. I spit my words through gritted teeth, hoping they would sting,
“I can see why that girl left you for another man, who would want to be with a parasite like you!” I caught him off guard, and he stumbled back for a second. His emotionless face was replaced with rage and pain, I thought he was going to lunge at me, and I stepped back a few feet and continued,
“What Edward, you don’t like nasty words that hurt you? Do I remind you of her because you can’t get in my head? Is that it? Is that why you hate me so much?!? When I have never even spoken a word to you? Well you should thank God you can’t get into my head, because you surely would not like what I think about you!!” I screaming by the time I finished, and he looked stunned.
“What’s going on?” I heard Alice from behind me and I turned to face her,
“Your brother is a maniac! That’s what’s going on!” Tears were flowing freely down my face now, and I began to run, I bolted past Alice. I raced down the stairs and when I reached the front door, Alice was already next to me.
“Heaven wait, please!” I was out the door, and she was easily keeping pace with me. When I reached the tree line, I knew she wasn’t going to stop following me so I fell to the ground and wrapped my arms around my legs, and began to cry. I felt Alice try to put her arms around me, and I didn’t want to release myself from the cocoon I had so tightly guarding me.
“Let me in Heaven, you know I would never hurt you.” I relaxed a little, and let her soothing words comfort me. I felt the warmth fall away from me and her arms lightly wrap around my shoulders.
“He called me a freak Alice! He said even though I was different he’d never met anyone like me, and I didn’t belong near you or your family.”
“Heaven, I know it’s hard, but please try to understand. I’m not coming to his defense at all, but I’m trying to tell you why he says the things he does. Edward believes he is freak, and that is why he lost Bella. He thinks that he isn’t good enough for her, and that if he was a normal person he would still have her.”
I sniffed, it made sense, but it was still no reason to say those kind of things to me. What had I ever done to him?
“Whatever Alice, I really don’t care. He is a freak, not because he different, but because he is such a heartless prick. I tried so hard not to let him get to me. He will never make me feel like this again.” I inhaled deeply, taking in the fresh air.
“Will you please just come back inside, he left, he’s going hunting.” She looked at me with sad eyes.
“I don’t know Alice, I don’t want to see his face ever again!”
“Well just come in and eat pizza, unless he changes his mind, he won’t be back tonight.”
Reluctantly I agreed, “Okay, but next time, I will let him in my head, and he won’t like it.”
When we stood to head back to the house, a car was pulling down the long driveway. It was the pizza boy and Alice walked over to him.
Once we got back inside we settled in the living room, and turned on the T.V. While we ate we talked about going shopping the next day after school. Alice suddenly got quiet and stared straight ahead. I didn’t say anything, and when she snapped out of it she turned to me.
“Actually, I don’t think I’ll be going to school tomorrow. It’s going to be sunny.” I gave a short laugh.
“Well mind if I join you in ditching?” She looked at me and her smile broadened.
“Of course not silly.” We both giggled and sat in silence for a few moments.
“Heaven, we need to get through to Edward. I want my brother happy again, I’m sick of seeing him like this. I don‘t want him to treat you that way, or any of us.” Her eyes were sad. Bringing up Edward put a damper on my happy mood.
“Really Alice, I cannot stand your brother.” She put on a hopeful face,
“I know he hurt you Heaven, but I need your help to do this.” I raised my eyebrows in question.
“Do what?” I asked.
“Okay… well to be completely honest with you, I saw you before you actually came here.”
“Like saw me in a vision or something?”
“Yes, and Edward was in that vision too. Though I don’t know what part he played, but he was happy. So I think maybe you could be the person that could put some life back into him.” She looked down at her hands. I was appalled.
“WHAT? Are you kidding me, he absolutely loathes me. There is no way it would be me putting life back into him. We cannot stand each other; your vision had to have been of someone else.” She looked up at me.
“No Heaven, I’m sure it was you. I know he is going to apologize to you tonight, I’ve seen it. So I was hoping maybe we could invite him to do something with us tomorrow. I know if I tell him he owes it to you and to me for the way he acted he will do it. He’s mean now, but you didn’t know him when he wasn’t like this.”
“Fine Alice, only for you though. Only because you’re the friend I always wished for.” She reached over and gave me a hug. She squeezed me so tight I could barley breathe. When she let go I gasped for a breath of air.
We chatted about what we wanted to do tomorrow for awhile. Then the front door opened, and one of the most beautiful women I’d ever seen walked in, followed by a rather large man, Esme, and Jasper. Alice jumped up from the couch and ran to hug Jasper. The woman looked at me and smiled,
“Hi Heaven, I’m Rosalie. Alice has told me about you.” I took her in, she was gorgeous. She had long flowing blond hair, and her features were flawless.
“It’s nice to meet you.” I smiled. The large man walked up next to her and put his arm around her shoulders,
“So who do we have here Rosie, is this the Heaven that Alice keeps talking about?” He chuckled, laughing at his own joke. I smiled, taking no offense,
“Yep that’s me. And you are?” I stood up and he stuck his huge hand out to shake mine,
“I’m Emmett” he smiled. I automatically got a warm feeling from this man, though he was large, loud, and boisterous.
“Hello again Heaven,” Esme walked towards me and gave me a light hug, “How are you doing.”
“I’m alright, and yourself?” I asked.
“Oh, hanging in there.” She smiled at me.
Everyone talked a little more, and went there own ways. After the room had cleared Alice walked up to me,
“So are you staying here or going to your place?” I let out a yawn, and looked at the clock; I didn’t realize it was already so late, 11:35.
“Is it alright if I stay here?” I asked
“Well I wouldn’t have asked if it wasn’t, right?” Alice laughed, “Want to watch a movie or something?”
I smiled, “Sure, what do you want to watch?”
“You pick.” She said. I sighed, “Do you have Titanic?” She laughed,
“Of course, I’ll be right back.” It took her less than a minute to get upstairs and back with the movie. She put it in the DVD player and handed me two blankets and a pillow she had brought down with her.
“I hope you don’t mind the couch, we don’t have any beds in this house. After you fall asleep, I‘m going to go hunting for awhile. I‘ll be back by morning though.”
I plopped down on the couch, “No of course not.” I arranged the pillow and the blankets. No more than ten minutes later I fell into a dreamless sleep.
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