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Like the shining silver stars...

Summary:
happenings in twilight-breaking dawn are still in effect except that there is an extra character. Damien Cullen is forever 16 and Edwards little broth er. The marked warriors of the Shoshone tribe have kept their existence a secret for centuries. They are a group of mythical warriors who possess supernatural abilities used only to protect human life. They are very strong and very powerful. They possess unnatural beauty and amazing intellect in order to lure in they’re enemies and destroy them. But they’re all old legends right? Meet Lilly White, a sixteen year old girl from California, who wants nothing more than for all the legends to disappear. Although she is only half Shoshone, she is still bullied in school for being a freak, as are the rest of her Shoshone family. No one dares to speak to her or even desires to be her friend. She is the school freak. When her dad moves them to Seattle, she hopes that she can start over new and finally make some friends. In her new school, she meets the mysterious Damien Cullen and is instantly drawn to him. Its like nothing she has ever felt before; so strong and new. Can she tell him the truth about the legends that surround her family, or will he shun her away too? Can she seriously tell him, if she doesn’t even believe them herself? Soon enough she is swept up in Damien’s world of secrets. She knows he’s hiding something from her, and she’s determined to figure it out. But is she safe in his world? The summary is not that great, i know, but the story is much better so give it a read :) Also there is no such thing as the marked, it is purely fiction. leave me some reviews, they're greatly appreciated :)


Notes:
Twilight belongs to Stephanie Meyer, I'm just an obsessed fan :):):)


2. Chapter 2

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Chapter 2-

Chapter 2-

That’s how it went for my whole first month there. I would take the bus to school. I would hang out with Meagan, Caleb, Marie, Nicole, Andrew and Renesme at lunch. Yes, I remembered all their names now. I would hang out with Damien in chem.

He was actually really charming and I liked him. He always had a million questions waiting for me. I still hadn’t figured out what that dream meant, and I thought maybe I never would. I hadn’t had another one like it since. Never the less, I enjoyed Damien’s company.

After school, I hung out with Andrew. We would either walk around or hang out at my house. I would tell him all about home, all about school and bullies, all about my friends and family. He mostly liked it when I told him about my cousins. Then he would spill to me as well. We had developed quite the friendship.

I found that I liked it very much here. Even though it was constantly wet, I enjoyed being here. I liked that fact that I had made friends and that I was treated just like everyone else. I liked my house and the fact that I had a friend right in back of me. I liked the cheery mood that I had adopted ever since that first day at school. Well, ever since I first saw Damien really.

My dad had adjusted well here as well. He fit in perfectly at the hospital, and had made quite a few friends there himself. The other doctors loved him. I even went there to visit him a couple times after school with Andrew. I met most of the other doctors there. Yet, each time, the infamous Dr. Cullen was elsewhere.

On my last visit, I managed to get a good look at him. He was talking to one of the nurses. He was tall, and handsome, like the rest of the Cullen men that I had seen. He looked so young too. So young, and he had seven children. I wondered how old he really was. He was so pale, just like the rest of them. From where I was standing, I could see the golden tint of his eyes. How was that possible? How was it possible that all of the Cullen children could be adopted, and yet share such blatant characteristics with their father? It didn’t make any sense to me. I meant to bring it up to my dad, but he would just think I was being silly.

One morning I found myself running to the bus stop. The rain was coming down in sheets. When the bus finally came, it was almost packed. When I got on, I saw Meagan trying to get my attention. She patted the empty seat next to her. She had been saving it for me. Meagan to the rescue. I slumped down next to her.

“You’re soaked.” She teased.

“Really? I hadn’t noticed.” I flipped my hair over my shoulder, spraying a few drops of rain at her. She giggled. I simply adored Meagan. She had welcomed me into her circle of friends without another thought. She had accepted me so easily. It felt so nice to be accepted like that. I was truly thankful to her.

The morning went by smoothly. Before I knew it, we were sitting at our lunch table.

“So, Lilly, do you want to sleep over my house on Friday?” Meagan asked.

“Sure, anyone else coming?” I took a bite of my apple.

“Nicole and Marie. I asked Renesme, but she doesn’t really do sleepovers.”

“Oh.” I looked over at Renesme. She smiled and waved. I waved back. I adored Renesme as well. She was a person who could really grow on me. She was so cute and unusually cheerful. She would walk me to chem, everyday and we would talk. She always had a million questions for me too. She said something to Edward and then came to sit with us.

 “I cleared it with my parents Meg. I can stay over on Friday.” She announced.

“Cool.” Meagan’s face lit up.

 “You’re coming, right Lilly?” Renesme looked to me. I nodded. She almost started to bounce in her seat. Then Meagan jumped about a foot in the air, taking a few seconds to calm down.

“What?” I asked, my mouth full of apple.

“My phone. It scares the crap out of me sometimes.” She laughed and pulled it out of her back pocket. “Oh.” She pushed it back in. “Lilly, come outside with me real quick. Meet my mom.” She asked. I nodded, taking the last bite of my apple. She grabbed my arm, almost ripping it out of the socket, and pulled me out into the hall.

“It’s pouring.” I whined.

 “Another time.” She pouted.

“No, its fine.” I pushed the door open and felt the rain start to spray on my face. We made a run for it. She stopped in front of s small black Toyota. The window was rolled down.

“Hey mom!” Meagan yelled over the roar of the rain. “This is my new friend Lilly.”

“Hello, Mrs. Varner. It’s nice to meet you.” I was shivering.

“You too sweetie. Meagan has been telling me all about you.” She smiled. “Here’s your book Meagan.” She pushed a textbook through the window.

 “Thanks, later!” She yelled before we made a run back to the building. We got back just in time for the bell to ring. I grabbed my books and met Renesme by the door.

 “What happened?” Her eyes widened.

“The rain is coming down even harder now.” I whined. She giggled.

“You look like you were caught in a monsoon.” She said through spurts of laughter. She was right. I was soaked.

“Thanks.” I was sarcastic. “How come you don’t really go out much?”

“I spend a lot of time with Jacob.” She smiled sweetly.

 “My mom and dad were like that.” I bit on my bottom lip.

 “Carlisle told me about your mom. I’m so sorry to hear that.”

“It’s okay. Don’t worry about it.” I forced out a little smile.

“Were you close?”

“Yes. How about you? Were you close with your mom?”

“Uhm…yeah.” She nodded. “I’ll see you later.” She gave me a quick wave before she took off. I took a deep breath before I entered the room. I felt a little uncomfortable. It felt like my wet clothes were trying to fuse with my skin. I pulled on the fabric of my shirt, but it just stuck to my skin like glue.

“Hello.” I greeted Damien. He started to laugh. “What?” I whined. He shook his head. He pulled a snarl of wet hair off my face and tucked it behind my ear. The coolness of his skin made me shiver.

 “What happened to you? Why are you so wet?” He asked. I gasped when he looked into my eyes. His eyes were black. As black as charcoal. How could I not have noticed this before? I started to question myself, my sanity. Had I imagined the beautiful golden brown that had been there before? “Lilly?”

 “I ran outside to meet Meagan’s mom. Did you get contacts, or perhaps already wear them?”

“N-no.” He stammered. He looked down at the desk, then back up at me. “You like Boston?” He asked, trying to take the subject.

“Yes.” I took the bait, not knowing what else to say. I pulled on the front on my shirt again. A band t-shirt for Boston. “Among many others. Many, many others.”

“Good. It’s hard to find anyone in this school with decent music taste.” He wrinkled his nose.

“That bad, huh?”

 “You don’t have the slightest idea. Who else do you like?”

“Well, some of the old and some of the new. Old punk, pop punk, hardcore, metal, emo, screamo, grind core, that kind of stuff. Throw in the occasional pop, techno, and dance music here and there as well.” I confessed. He grinned. 

            “That’s cool.” He started to say something else before a sweet looking older woman walked into the room.

“Hello, I’m Mrs. Feldman. Mr. Bates will be out today and tomorrow. He didn’t leave any work, so you have a free period.” She announced. I looked back over at Damien. He was doodling again. I took a good look at it. It looked as if she photocopied the subs face into his notebook.

“Wow, that’s amazing.” I squeeled.

“Really? That’s nothing compared to what I can really do.”

“So you like to draw?”

“I like anything to do with art really. You name it, I do it. I like to paint the most.” He said, putting the finishing touches on his doodle. “Your hair is so curly.”

“I know.” I frowned.

“I like it.” He laughed. “I love the way it frames your face. So perfect.” He looked up at me.

“Thank you.” I shook it out in his direction playfully. Almost dry. I threw it back over my shoulder. When I looked over at him again, he was gazing down at the table. He had the strangest expression on his face, almost anger. His hands curled into tight fists. The pencil snapped in his hand. “What? Did I get you wet or something?”

“No.” It was strained. Slowly, he raised his head to look at me. His eyes caught mine immediately. The look there was hard, angry, desperate. Yet, even thought the color was off, his eyes still beckoned to me, held me in place.

He leaned forward, closing the small space in between us. My breathing spiked rapidly. I could feel my heart pounding, the blood rushing past my ears. I felt the need to run. I felt the need to get as far away from him as was possible, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t bear to be away from him either. He was close enough now that he could tell me a secret or even kiss me. I wished that he would do a little of both.

“What?” I exhaled, leaning closer to him as well. I didn’t know what to do. I reached out to touch his face. His skin was just as smooth as it looked. It felt like satin beneath my fingers. I ran my fingers down the back of his neck, then across his throat, and back to his face. I was mesmerized. The look in his eyes softened some and he looked down. He smiled a little. He took my hand in his, held it for a couple of seconds, and then set it back at my side.

“Nothing, I’m sorry.” He turned back towards the board. He produced another pencil from his pocket, and began to draw again. He stayed silent now. I didn’t understand. Why did he reject me? I felt an odd mix of fear, anger, and desire. What was wrong with me? I mean, I had only known him for a month. I shrank away from him as well.

For the rest of the period, we both stayed quiet. I tried to work on my history homework, but I just couldn’t focus. I looked at him twice, and both times, he forced a smile across his lips. It freaked me out a little. I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of here.

When the bell rang, the three Cullen’s were at the door before I could even get out of my seat. I sat idly in my next two classes, trying to think of what I had done to get that reaction from him. I tried to think of what I had said or done to make him act so strangely. I mean, he wasn’t staring down poor little Emily Roberts in front of us. I didn’t want him to be mad at me, but I had the strange feeling that he was.

The look in his eyes plagued me for the rest of the night. I told myself not to think about it. I was determined to forget about it, but it seemed impossible. It didn’t help that Andrew brought it up when we were at my house.

 “So, what happened with Damien?” He quirked an eyebrow.

“You heard about that?”

“Well, Emily told Nicole, who told Marie, who told Meagan. And of course Meagan told me. Meagan tells me everything.”

“I thought you weren’t part of their little social network.”

“I’m not. That doesn’t mean that Meagan doesn’t tell me. By the way, you’d better watch out for Nicole. She’s had her eye on Damien for a while.”

 “She doesn’t scare me.” I took a bite of my pizza.

“No, you don’t seem like the type that scares easily.” He smiled.

“What is it about them? Why are they so…different? So secluded?”

“I don’t know. They’re like an enigma or something.” He shrugged. Then my phone started to ring.

“One sec.” I got up. “Hello?” I answered it.

“Lilly!” Kai yelled happily. “What are you doing?”

“I’m with a friend.”

“Oh, who?”

 “His name is Andrew.”

 “Andrew huh?” She teased. It went silent for a minute. “Lilly?”

“I’m here.” I shook my head.

“Are you okay?”

“Well…” I started. I told her the story about Damien. I edited of course. I didn’t tell her about his eyes. I didn’t need her thinking I was crazy as well.

“That is weird.” She whispered. “I’ll call you back later, ok?”

“Ok, tell Mai I said hi.”

“I will.” She hung up. What, no love you? I made my way back into the dining room.

“Sorry about that. My cousin Kai and I were joined at the hip back home. So now, she feels the need to call me as often as possible.”

 “She sounds nice.” Andrew commented.

“She is.”

The next day was very interesting. Damien’s eyes had somehow made it back to their golden tint. How was that possible? He had to be messing with me. Even though he seemed less tense now, it still had me a little worried. I stared at him every chance I got.

“What?” He asked when he noticed me staring in chem. I shrugged. “I’m sorry if I freaked you out yesterday. I don’t really know what that was. I’m sure I just zoned out or something.” Zoned out? That was his brilliant excuse?

“It’s fine.” I half whispered.

“Are you okay?” He sighed. I nodded. “You and Renesme are sleeping over Meagan’s house tomorrow right? Good luck. She talks in her sleep. She never shuts up.” He smiled, and leaned back to look at Bella. She stuck her tongue out at him.

“I’m glad she’s going to be there. I really like her.” I blurted out.

“Yeah, Nessie is pretty great.”

“Nessie? Like the loch ness?” I asked. Bella groaned behind us and Damien broke out into laughter. The sound was magical.

“I guess.” He breathed. “Her boyfriend gave her that nickname a while ago.”

“That’s cute. Her name is so unique. Is it a family name or something?” I played with a strand of my hair. He shrugged.

“So Jack Skelington today?” He was looking down at my shirt.

“I love the movie.” I traced the smiling skeleton on my shirt with my fingers.

“I do to. I mostly like the music, but I usually enjoy Tim Burton’s stuff. I love his use of color.” He smiled. Damien was someone I could get along with very easily. Someone I could picture myself with. “Lilly?”

“What?”

“You in there?”

“Yeah, sorry. I get really lost in thought sometimes.” I laughed.

“What other movies do you like?” Throughout the period, our conversation went from movies, to music, to books, to sports, to school, other activities, and then back to movies. He told me a lot about himself. I reciprocated, sharing things I had never told anyone. We were both so eager to talk, to speak our thoughts on each subject. I almost cried when the bell rang. “See you tomorrow?”

“Yep.” I walked towards the door slowly. Today, I was the first person to leave our table. I risked one last glance at him. He was still smiling at me. I blushed and scurried out into the hall.

Had I imagined the angry look in his eyes the day before? Was it really like he said? And what was with his eyes? Damien Cullen was full of mysteries, but I liked it. I liked the idea of him being my friend.

When the final bell rang, I pretty much ran to my locker. I pulled my jacket on as fast as I could.

“Hey Lilly.” Renesme came up beside me.

“Hey.” I smiled, closing my locker.

“Do you want to hang out? We can get dinner or something.” She offered. She wanted to hang out with me?

“Ok. I just have to let my dad know.” I pulled my phone out of my pocket.

“Ok, come with me real quick.”

“Coming.” I followed her to where Edward and Bella’s lockers were. The sight there was almost breathtaking. Bella was leaned up against the wall of lockers. Edward was in front of her, one hand on the wall to her left, the other hand on her face. They were staring into each others eyes, longingly, lovingly. He leaned in to kiss her gently. Damien, obviously sickened by the exchange, rolled his eyes and went back to packing his books. “They’re so cute.” I said, still staring at them.

“Yes, they are. They’re perfect together. Only you don’t have to live with them.” Renesme sighed, but smiled still. “I’ll be back in a sec.” She ran over to them. I used he opportunity to call my dad. I let him know my plans. Then I called Andrew.

“Hey.” He answered. He sounded tired.

“Hey yourself. How come you weren’t in school today?”

“I hurt my arm. I was in the hospital really late. I slept in.”

“You hurt your arm?” I gasped.

“It’s a long story.”

“Well, I’ll have to hear it later. Renesme invited me out for a little while.”

“Renesme Cullen? As in a Cullen?”

“Yes, is that so unbelievable?”

“A little.”

“I’ll tell you all about it later.”

“Good deal. Later Lil.”

“Later.” I hung up. I watched Renesme give Edward and Bella a slight hug before she came back over to me.

“Ok, Jacob is going to pick us up.” She said.

“Your boyfriend?”

“If you’re uncomfortable, he doesn’t have to come.” She pouted.

“Renesme, its fine.” I insisted.

“You can call me Nessie, or Ness, if you’d like.” She grinned. I nodded. “We’re going to have so much fun.” She giggled as we walked up to the double doors. To my surprise, it wasn’t raining, but it wasn’t sunny either. She stopped short on the steps, her eyes scanning the lot. Her eyes made a dead stop on a black Mercedes.

My eyes almost bugged out of my head when I saw the boy leaned up against it. He couldn’t be anymore than sixteen or seventeen. He was so tall, at least 6’ 6’’. His skin was a wonderful russet red color. His eyes were just as black as his cropped hair. He was very muscular, just like the Cullens. The black t shirt he was wearing barely fit over his chest and arms. His jeans were ripped at the right knee and his sneakers were somewhat dirty.

Nessie pulled on my arm until we were standing right in front of him. He looked down at me and smile, revealing two rows of shiny white teeth.

“Hello.” He spoke. “So, you’re Nessie’s new friend?” His voice was deep and husky. It made my heart melt.

“I’m Lilly.” I held my hand out.

“Jacob.” He barely had to move his arm to reach me. “Nice to meet you.” We shook. His hand was so warm. Hot even, warmer than Nessie’s.

“You’re so warm.” I whispered. He just smiled at me.

“Jake!” Nessie yelled and jumped into his waiting arms. He pulled her close, wrapping his strong arms around her. He was so tall, he had to lift her up off the ground. Her feet dangled by his shins.

“Hello Ness.” He kissed her gently and then set her down on her feet.

“Would you like to join Lilly and I for dinner?”

“Why not?” He leaned down to kiss her forehead. “So where are we going?”

“I thought we could go to the mall.” She suggested. He grimaced. She stuck her tongue out. He shook his head. Chuckling, he opened the door for me.

“Thanks.” I got in quickly. The inside was so nice and clean. The gray leather smelled brand new. Renesme got in next. Jacob looked as if he wouldn’t fit in the car at all, but to my surprise, he slid in easily.

“To the mall.” He half groaned and started the car. Nessie held his free hand on the arm rest. “Lilly, you’re from California?”

“San Diego.” I said.

“Do you miss it?”

“No. I miss my family, but that’s about it.”

“Nessie told me you like to surf.”

“I used to go all the time. I was pretty good at it, but I haven’t been on a board in a while.”

“I used to live right by a beach, La Push. It’s not that far from here. Nice waves. Not big enough for surfing most of the time.”

“I used to love to surf. My mother taught me how. She used to take me and my cousins to the beach every day after school before she died.”

“That’s sweet.” Nessie said. “You’re close with your family?”

“My cousins are more like my siblings.”

“Do you look like your mom?”

“Yeah, hold on.” I dug through my bag for my keys. I had a picture of her on my key ring. “Here.” I held them out to her.

“Whoa.” She laughed. “She’s beautiful Lilly. You look just like her.”

“Thanks.” I stuck my keys back in my bag.

“Here we are.” Jacob sang, pulling into a spot. I got out of the car and looked over at the building. The sunset strip would put this place to shame.

Nessie almost tore down the double doors, while Jacob and I followed behind slowly. She was already in a shop before we knew it. The two of us ended up waiting, talking, while she tried some things on.

“Wow, your eyes are crazy.” Jacob exclaimed looking fully into my eyes for the first time. “They’re silver.”

“They’re silver.” I hung my head.

“So they’re silver. Big deal.”

“They’re prominent on my mothers side of the family. A lot of us have them. I’m part Shoshone Indian.”

“Ahhh….” He nodded. “I’ve heard of that.”

“Yeah, the marked legends. People with eyes like mine were supposed to be the protectors of the tribe and had crazy supernatural powers. The legend states that if you have these eyes, that you’ve been marked, and everyone knows who you are.”

“Well, I’m a Quileute from La Push. Our legends say that we descend from wolves.”

“Wolves? Real wolves?”

“Yep.”

“I’ll believe that when I start talking to trees.”

“Maybe you will.”

“I don’t think so.” I shook my head. “I’m not superstitious like my family. My grandmother used to say that she had dreams of me being kidnapped by a red eyed monster.”

“Red eyed monster?”

“Red eyed monster.” I mimicked him, mimicking me. “And the golden eyed one that saves me.” His eyes narrowed slightly.

“How about this one?” Nessie popped out of the dressing room, wearing a red satin sleeveless gown. It had a low back and stopped abruptly mid calf. The sweetheart neckline looked wonderful on her. “I think I might wear this to the dance this year. It’s formal.” She twirled in the mirror.

“I don’t know why you and Alice and Rosalie insist on going to these things. They’re so boring.” Jacob frowned.

“They are not. Besides Edward and Bella are going this year.”

“Are they? That wouldn’t have anything to do with a lost bet, would it?” He asked. She snickered.

“Of course.” She twirled again. “So?”

“Perfect, stunning.” He told her. Then she looked at me.

“You look amazing Ness.” I said.

“I’m convinced. I’m going to buy it.” She ran a hand across the neckline.

“Alice would be proud.” Jacob teased her. She giggled and then went to change. She came back out shortly.

“Lilly, why don’t you get a dress?” She asked.

“I’m not going.” I refused.

“Why not?” She pouted.

“Because I barely know anyone besides you, Damien, and anyone at our lunch table. Plus no one asked me. And I hate school dances.”

“But it will be fun.” She held her hands out as if to beg. I shook my head, no. “You are such a party pooper.” She complained, and then winked. “There’s always the chance that you change your mind. Why don’t you ask Caleb or Andrew?”

“Absolutely not. Caleb is extremely childish and immature. Meagan was going to ask him. And Andrew was going to ask her.”

“Oh, well, I’ll find a way. Why don’t you ask…no, never mind.” She grabbed one of my hands, and one of Jacobs before we were on the move again.

I stopped short in front of a jewelry store. A magnificent golden locket was hanging in the display. I love you, was etched into the front in silver.

“What?” Nessie leaned her head on my shoulder. She was so warm and friendly.

“That locket is so pretty. It looks like something my mom used to wear. My dad got it for her when they were dating. She never took it off.” I whispered.

“It is pretty, but it’s nothing like mine.” She ran a hand along the color of her shirt, grabbed something, and pulled it out. It was an oval shaped locket. It was so simple and so elegant. There was an engraving on the front. I tried to read it, but it was in another language. “It means, more than my own life…”

“That’s cute. Who got it for you?” I immediately thought of Jacob.

“My mom.” She whispered and tucked it back into her shirt. “Are you hungry yet?”

“I guess.” I pressed a hand to my stomach.

We ended up at the food court. We got a couple of slices of pizza each. We talked and joked and laughed the whole time. I felt so comfortable around them. They really were so wonderful. I felt like I belonged here with them.

They were so great together. They were always finishing each others sentences and were always in contact with the others body. I wished I had something like that. I had never had a real boyfriend. I mean I had, had kisses and crushes and dates. But I had never had anything like Renesme Cullen and Jacob Black. They were meant for each other.

“Lilly, would you like to go out again tomorrow before the sleepover?” Nessie asked.

“I’d love too.”

“Good, I promise to steal you right after class tomorrow. So be ready.” The look in her eyes was mischievous.

“Ok.” I looked down at my watch; seven thirty.

“It’s about time to get back, huh? We still have homework.” She squirmed in her seat. “We’ll drop you off.” She offered. I nodded. I grabbed my bag of miniscule purchases and followed them back to the car.

On the way back, we started to talk again. Nessie told me all about herself, and her family. Every time she talked about Bella and Edward, her eyes would light up. I could tell that she loved them very much.

“You know, you kind of look a little like Bella too.” I said, eyeing her pretty curls.

“Oh yeah?” She sounded nervous. “You’re the very first person to ever tell me that.” Her eyes moved to the house as we pulled up in front of it. My dad was getting out of his car at the same time. I groaned. He was home early.

“Hey Lil!” He called.

“I like that, Lil. Is it short for Lillian or…?” Nessie wondered.

“No, it’s Lilly, like the flower.” I got out of the car. Nessie and Jacob got out too. “What are you doing?”

“Saying hi to your dad.” She smirked, watching as he made his way over to us.

“Hey kid, how was dinner?” He asked.

“Great. Oh, this is…” I was cut off.

“Hello Mr. White. I’m Renesme Cullen.” She grinned widely.

“Oh, you’re one of the Cullen’s. I’ve heard such wonderful things about you from Carlisle.”

“That’s just like Carlisle. He always talks about us like that. Nauseating, huh?”

“Not at all. It’s clear how much he cares for you all. It’s sweet.”

“I guess.” She smiled. Dad looked up at Jacob like he was going to faint.

“Hello, I’m Jacob Black.” He grinned.

“Carlisle mentions you a lot as well. He says you’re quite an upscale young man.” He said as they shook. “It’s so very nice to meet you both. I was starting to think Lilly was making her friends up.” He winked at me. I scowled.

“Lilly is actually very popular. Everyone loves her.” Nessie reassured him.

“That’s great to hear. Well, tell Carlisle I said hello. I’m going to grab some dinner. Good night.” He said running up the front steps.

“He’s really nice, and funny.”

“Yeah, real funny.” I nodded. They laughed.

“See you tomorrow Lil.” She hugged me close.

“See you tomorrow.” Jake saluted me before they got into the car. I waved goodbye and then made my way to the back yard.

“I knew you would be out here.” I rolled my eyes.

“What gave me away?” Andrew jumped down out of the small tree in his backyard and leaned against the fence.

“When are you ever inside? Besides, I saw you from the front yard. You’re going to hurt yourself like that you know.” I warned.

“I already did.” He held out his arm for me to see. There was a red cast on his arm.

“Nice.” I flicked his nose.

“Ouch.” He laughed. “So how was it?”

“It was great. They’re so awesome, Renesme and Jacob. She wants to drag me away again tomorrow.

“They’re normal then?”

“Or course.” Although I had the feeling that something was up. I had the feeling that they weren’t telling me something. “Are you going to be in school tomorrow?”

“I’ll be there.”

“Good and be careful or I’ll wreck your other arm.” I teased. I smiled once before I started into the house. “Thanks dad.” I mumbled.

“I didn’t mean to embarrass you, too much.” He joked.

“Ha!” I mocked him. “I’m going upstairs. I have to finish my homework.”

“Night.” He said with a mouthful of spaghetti.

“Night.” I ran up the stairs to my bedroom. I pushed some of the boxes out of the way so I could sit at my desk. I really needed to finish unpacking. It had been a little over a month and most of my stuff was still in boxes. My laptop was somewhere in there too. I wanted to look for it. I just wasn’t in the mood. I set my books down on my desk and got to work. I moved quickly through English, History, and psych. Math and Chemistry were a whole other story. After a while, I couldn’t concentrate anymore. I started to draw little eyes all over the paper, filling them in completely black.

I decided it was time for bed. I changed into a pair of pajamas, a tank top and pajama shorts. Then, I jumped into bed and pulled the covers over my waist. I snuggled against my pillow for a few minutes before I drifted off.

I was alone in a dark room. It was silent, except for my breathing and the sound of the blood rushing past my ears. Then, I heard something moving, something growling. I froze as I realized it was getting closer to me. I had no idea what it was or what I should do.

A long shadowy figure was standing by the window. Their skin was pale white, almost glowing in the moonlight. Then it materialized right in front of me. It was a human figure. Even in the dark, I could still see its blood red eyes.

“Say it!” The creature yelled. “Say it!” It was a girl’s voice, and she was angry. That much I could tell. But why was she angry with me. “Say it!”

“Never!” I gasped. A hand reached out and grabbed my throat.

“No!” I jolted upright. I threw my hands over my mouth to stifle the screams that echoed in my room. My eyes wheeled around the room, taking everything in. I stared at the windowas I breathed very deeply. I was gasping, and I was covered in a layer of sweat. “No, why? Why am I dreaming about this? Why? This is impossible.  I should have just kept my mouth shut.  Now I’m giving my self nightmares.” I could hear my dad’s feet padding quickly through the hall.

“Lilly!” He pulled the door open.

“Dad?”

“Are you okay?”

“I’m fine. It was just a nightmare.” I kicked the covers off.

“Are you going to be alright?”

“I will.” I nodded. “Goodnight.”

“Goodnight.” He pressed a kiss to my overheated forehead and then started back towards his room, closing the door behind him. I got up and turned the light on. I took another look around the room. Nothing. I ran over to the window and looked outside. Everything looked normal. I took a deep breath and lay back in my bed. I curled up on my side and kept my eyes on the window until I managed to fall back to sleep.