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Taken

Summary:
Bella gets taken away from her previous life, and is forced into an unknown world. But, its there, in an horrible and hurtful world, that she finds the greatest thing in her life. Love. But will that love stay with her forever?


Notes:
In this story everyone is human, no vampires and werewolves created whatsoever. Vampire??? What vampire? Edward doesnt go to the same high school as Bella, she's unaware of him.Never even heard of his name. He doesnt live in Forks, at the moment, either. I really hope you enjoy this story and please, please, please review. I need motivation.


4. Alice

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I woke up with my head throbbing, and automatically brought my hand up to see what was causing so much pain. My stomach turned when I found out my head was bleeding. Blood. I felt myself going green and my stomach rolled even more. I looked down to see what could have done it, my eyes came across some shattered, sharp rocks lying on the floor. Great. This happened nearly every day, I really have to be more careful. I took two deep breaths to try and calm my stomach down, and it almost worked, until I breathed in and caught the rusty, blood smell. I closed my eyes and tried to gain myself, this really wasn’t going to work was it.

I slowly rose from the floor, knowing that the damn bell was going to ring at any moment. I then leaned against the wall, to prevent myself from falling over with dizziness. My stomach then suddenly settled and I didn’t feel the urge to throw up. Miracle. This could possibly be a lucky day, maybe I’ll get out of this place. Ha, like that’s going to happen.

I looked across the room at the familiar group sitting in the corner. I did this everyday, there lives seemed so worthwhile. I guess that’s all I dreamed for in life, someone I could talk to, I didn’t even care who it was, just someone.

The bell then suddenly rang, making me jump violently. I slowly shuffled into the line, and sat in my normal seat, next to the short, black haired girl. Everyday I longed to talk to her, so someone could at least register my existence. I hadn’t talked to someone in over four months, all I wanted was some hope that I would get out of here.

I picked up my spoon and began to eat the vile soup, surely this couldn’t be healthy. Wouldn’t I get some sort of sickness from eating all this uncooked slop, it must be bad for you in some way. The raw taste lingered in my mouth, and I was sure it would stay there for a while.

The bell rung quicker today, catching everyone in mid mouthful. Why had it done that? The bell always rung on time, to the second. It felt like a prison. I walked out of the door and back into the dark, murky room, this was what I longed for. Not. I regained my normal position and closed my eyes, until I was in deep thought. My parents must be in deep agony by now, I hated to think of it. Four months and their daughter hadn’t come back, what could they do? Wait. Well, at least that’s all I could do. Wait and hope nothing bad had happened to them too. Please.

“Hello,” I quiet voice said from beside me.

Was someone actually talking to me? I was right, this is my lucky day!

I opened my eyes and looked beside me. Sitting there was the pixie-like girl, which I sat next to everyday at meals. Her eyes were innocent behind her short fringe, her lips were pursed.

“Hello,” I wasn’t that sure what to say next.

“I’m Alice.”

“Bella.”

“I‘ve noticed you haven’t talked to anyone since you’ve been here. I just couldn’t imagine the pain your in, no-one’s there to give you support,” her blue eyes were saddened by my heartbreak.

“Well that’s me,” I said trying to cheer her up.

“I just thought you needed a friend.” She rested her hand on my shoulder. This small gesture warmed me up from the inside, this was the closest think I have to a friend. It felt nice.

“Yeah, that’s exactly what I need,” my voice broke as I was speaking, the hurt seeped through.

We sat in silence for a couple of minutes, our friendship didn’t need to speak.

“Thanks,” I murmured, hoping she had heard me. I wanted to strike up conversation again, most of all I wanted to ask her what the hell I was here for.

“When do you think your coming out?” she questioned, changing the silent subject.

“Actually…,” I hesitated before saying anything else.

Was I just going to look stupid, when I told her that I had no idea why I was here in the first place? How can you look stupid in this place though, because I passed stupid three months ago.

“…Why are we here?,” I looked in the other direction, so she couldn’t see my cheeks flush pink.

“You don’t know why were here?,” she raised her questioning voice. Why don’t you tell it to the whole world!

“No.”

“This place is beyond manipulating,” she lowered her voice again, “Way beyond manipulating. It’s a massive organisation called The Volturi. They pick people, or families, at random out of the governments files. They then have accesses to all of your personal data, where you live, who your family are, where you were born, and so on. Once they’ve tracked you down they send spies to follow you around, day and night they watch you, like a fly on the wall. Once they’ve followed you for a month, or two, that’s when they do the worst. They now know who your friends are, what you do after school and what your exact personality is like. Then one day, when your away from family, like on a trip, or hanging out with your friends, they take you. Kidnap you into the unknown, take you away from all your past history. Your family don’t know where you are and your friends are unaware of where you’ve gone. But, it’s the reason they take you that’s the most sickening. They send letters to your family, telling them that you are in grave danger, saying that you need saving straight away. But there’s no physical help that your parents can do. Ransom. For every person they expect the family to pay $5,000, no excuses. Manipulative right?”

I couldn’t answer. Ransom…? Charlie and Renee couldn’t pay $5,000, they didn’t even have that much money, put together. I was sure going to be in here for a long time, longer than I expected. By the time I was out of here my parents were going to be in huge debt, maybe even homeless. Stupid Volturi, stupid life, stupid world.

“I’m going to be in here for a long time, then,” I said and sank lower into my sitting position.

“Don’t worry I’ll be here. My parents have $20,000 to pay…I’ll probably die in here,” she seemed taken back by what she said, as if she had just reminded herself of something bad.

“I see why all these people are so miserable now, for over four months I had had no idea why.”

“Yeah, I bring me down too. You should of seen me on the outside, I was full of life. I wish the old me would come back, I can never get the same energy back into my body.”

“Being honest though…,” I know felt that I could tell Alice my whole life story, and not regret it. “This is the most interesting thing that has happened in my life, before this my life revolved around peer pressure. My ‘friends’ made me do whatever they wanted, but I can’t believe I didn’t complain either.” My stomach then twisted with guilt that I had betrayed Jessica, Angela, Tyler, Mike and Eric, but a part of me knew that what I had just said was all completely true.

“Oh.”

If I had said the same to her, ‘oh’ would be all I could have said back too. What I had told her was the most deepest secret I had, and I hadn’t even admitted it to myself. Secret. I had never had a secret in my life, my world revolved around truth and saying what you thought. But, hey, even if you tried hard you couldn’t make a secret out of my life, there was nothing secretive about it. Nothing remotely interesting has happened so far, well, nothing in strict teenager speak. And by teenager speak I mean the following:

· ‘I’ve got the biggest crush on Mr. Mason ever’ - that has never happened to me (luckily).

· ‘I had a cigarette yesterday’ - that has never, and will never happen to me.

· ’ I got drunk last night and accidentally slept with Eric’ - yeah, never tried alcohol and never will. Also, no way in hell would I sleep with Eric!

So with the teenager problems out of the way with, you could pretty much say that my life was one big utter black hole, and watch out, I’m being sucked in!

“I have to get back over to Jasper,” Alice then said, breaking the awkward silence.

“Ok, thanks.”

I guess Jasper was her boyfriend or something, they looked like they were in love anyway. But, I couldn’t blame her for leaving, I was a snore fest anyway…

I watched as she walked over to the honey-blonde haired boy and wrapped her skinny arms around him. She then started to whisper in his ear, very eagerly. Then the honey blonde, who I had now figured out was Jasper, smirked. What!?! Had someone just smiled in this horrible place, quick get a camera! But, one question was lingering at the top of my brain: Were they whispering about me? Surely it wasn’t a fake friendship, or something, Alice seemed like a genuine person.

Well only time can tell.