A Dark Adaptation of Breaking Dawn
The new moon illuminating the ink blue night, marks the dawn of a new world where chaos is about to be unleashed once again between the wolves and the vampires. Under layers of stone and concrete, a King paces back and forth in his room, shaken by the probability of a fallen kingdom. Men begin to shape into wolves in a nearby distance, mouths watering for flesh. And somewhere in the depths of a Romanian forest, a pair of chocolate brown eyes shoot wide open with a sudden gasp, announcing the beginning of a new life.
For those of you who have read my previous fanfic, "A Dark Adaptation of New Moon", I present to you the continuation of the story. Thank you for all your feedback. I hope you enjoy it!
3. Chapter 3
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"BELLA!" I shouted as I shot up from my sleeping bag, my eyes searching the room wildly. My body was shaking and I was sweating from the dream - or more like the nightmare - I was having. I dreamt that a bloodsucker had grabbed her and sunk his teeth into her. I saw the blood running down her back as he stared at me with a bloody grin stretched across his face. It wasn't Edward or any of the Cullens'. This one had long dark hair and strange grey eyes, His skin was not as pale as the Cullens'. He towered over Bella, her body petite and frail next to his. There was something sinister about him, something dark about his stare. Oddly enough, even after biting her, he didn't' discard her as they usually do once they've sucked a human dry. Instead, he held on to her tightly, as if making it clear that he would not let her go, as if she was something that belonged to him.
"Ey, man, you all right?" asked Seth. He was the youngest of our pack but one of the best of our kind and he was the closest friend I had, post Bella.
I lid my hand across my face, stretching my eyes wide, trying to ease my tension. I realized that not only was I shaken up, but I was panting.
"Yeah. Yeah, I'm ok" I said, offering no more information. He picked up on my unwillingness to talk and changed the topic.
"I heard Leah was here."
"What?" I said slightly alarmed and royally pissed off.
"Yeah," he laughed once, "you can always count on her to do exactly what she's told not to do. When it comes to my sister, I've learned to expect anything."
"Has she lost her God damn mind?"
Seth nodded in agreement as he twisted his long hair into a half ponytail. Leah was the only female werewolf in our pack and the only female werewolf I had ever known to exist. She was Seth's older sister and like a sister to me. Though she was four years older than me, I was very overprotective of her even though I know I really had no reason to be. She was more than able to handle her own but either way, this was is not one I'd want to fight alongside her. She's a pain in the ass, though, and as much as I wanted to step up to her and tell her off for even coming here in the first place, I knew she'd give me one of her classic ‘fuck off' middle-finger-flips and completely disregard me.
"Well, I'm outta here" he announce. "Sam wants me to go over our ‘entrance' for like the zillionth time."
"Pay attention. Their not an easy crowd to fight."
He snorted a little laugh and shrugged before turning to leave the tent. I didn't feel comfortable heading into this without knowing anything about Bella. The lack of any news bothered me. I had a bad feeling that something was wrong but I kept telling myself that it was just my nerves getting the best of me. Although the Cullens all split up across the globe in search for her, I had a hunch that Edward was on to her somehow. He decided to go to Romania along with Alice. He didn't tell me why of all places Romania, but knew that he knew something and that it had to do with that other bloodsucker she was with. The clock was ticking and it seemed that every tick just pushed her farther away from me and every tick brought her pale ass boyfriend closer to his death.
I laid in the back seat of the car with my head resting on Alice's lap as she stroked my hair, a failed attempt of soothing my nerves. My thoughts were on my sabotaged life. I was jaded. Every now and then, Edward would turn to look at me, but I couldn't meet his eyes. We drove in silence, just the sound of the hallow tires against the road. I had thought that becoming a vampire meant that I would no longer need to sleep, but that wasn't case. Apparently, my transformation was botched, making me only part vampire and part human, with all my human tendencies intact. After what felt like hours, my eyes slowly began to drift until they ceased blinking. After a few a minutes, I became fully aware of Edward's voice, though, I feigned sleep.
"Did you know of the prophecy?" he asked.
A moment later, Gabriel spoke back to him.
"I did, but not about the child. As Alec mentioned earlier, my informant was killed before the news got to me."
"What did you know, then?"
"I knew that there was a guardian somewhere in North America. I knew that there would be a war, though I didn't know the reason why. But I knew I had to find this guardian before they did. I knew I had to kill her before they found her."
"I could not allow my brother the satisfaction of owning one after his betrayal."
"So you kill them?" asks Edward disbelievingly.
"You don't understand the dynamics of a guardian's power. They'd either die by my hand or his."
"If a guardian can protect themselves, why couldn't they stop you from killing them?"
"A guardian is not governed by their ability. They can relinquish their guard at any given point either because they are not strong or experienced enough to sustain it, or if they willingly disarm themselves as an ultimate sacrifice, as my wife did so long ago. She pulled all her strength together for me, channeled all her power towards me in an effort to shield me from my torture. But when I began to feel the pain seeping into me, I knew it was because she was dying."
"Couldn't you replicate her power and use it to save her?"
"I can adapt to nearly every ability known to our kind and others... expect hers. I have tried, but I've learned it's impossible. Her ability is far more ancient than our kind and completely inaccessible. Our son will be the first, a hybrid of human, guardian and vampire. Even now I find it inconceivable."
They drove in silence for a short while before Edward spoke again.
"We went to the loft in Alaska. Why was her blood all over the sheets?"
"She cut herself as she broke a mug on my face."
‘What did you do to get her so pissed off?" Edward mused.
"I stopped her from running back to Forks so that Demetri would find her and spare the life of her mother. She wasn't seriously hurt. Just a knick on her wrist was all."
"And how did you manage? You being a Nomad."
"I didn't. I drank from her wrist before I healed it. As you already know, her blood is seductive to our thirst."
I heard a swift move before Gabriel interrupted.
"Eh, eh, eh... carful now... if you attack me now, we can easily crash."
"How the fuck could you? "hissed Edward. "I bit her."
"Sorry lad, but you were a thousand years too late. I had wined on her blood long before you. But she was in no danger, though. I wouldn't have drained her. When I ran out of the blood bags I had gotten from Carlisle, I roamed the local clubs, and seduced women, taking them to bed where I would feed from them."
"So you killed other women to spare Bella's life?"
"I didn't kill them. As you probably already figured out, I am not venomous, but a healer. True, I'd have to drain one whole in order to feel fully satisfied, but I didn't. I would take three and four women at a time to bed and feed from all of them. But blood or no blood, I wouldn't have killed Bella. Not for her blood."
Suddenly, there was a loud thump on the roof of the car and an arm shot right through the roof clawing at Gabriel as he swerved the car violently. I quickly shot up, sitting in the far corner of the back seat.
"They've found us" growled Gabriel.
"Bella, are you all right?" said Edward anxiously as he turned to look at me, panic all over his face.
"Did you miss this?" he glared at Alice whose face was marked with terror.
Another loud thump came from the back of the car and a pale face with red eyes looked through the windshield before punching out the glass. Gabriel whipped the car to the side of the road, purposely crashing it against the median. The vampire lost his grip and fell off the car only to land crouched. He sprung up in the air landing on the top of the car again along with the other vampire who was trying to punch through the top.
"Can you get us out of here?" I heard Edward say and I knew he was referring to Gabriel's vanishing trick.
"I can't. There's too many of you. Take the wheel!" he said as pushed open the driver's door. The car was hurtling at 120 mph. With everything I have been through, and of all the strange things I have witnessed since moving to Forks, I could never have prepared myself for what I saw next. As Edward took hold of the steering wheel and moved into the driver's seat, Gabriel jumped out of the car but never hit the ground. Instead, his body morphed in mid-air into a giant bat, it's wings almost dragon like. He flew over the car and within seconds, the pounding and screeching had stopped. Edward continued racing down the dark road at the car's fullest capacity. After about two minutes, another loud thump startled us as Gabriel landed back on the roof of the car and twisted back to his human form... or whatever he was. He sat in the passenger seat this time, looking back at me.
"Are you all right?" he asked serenely.
All I could I do was nod and wonder what was this man, if he was a man at all.