This is the sequel to my story "Somewhere." you have to read that first to understand the plot because this goes off of that one's epilogue. Somewhere's epilogue can be read seperately from the rest of the story, but there still are minor references in Nowhere to it's predecessor. Edward and Bella are finally together again and getting ready for their wedding. all is well until they go to tell Charlie. Charlie has fallen asleep on the couch and on the news is something that will change their lives forever. now they must run. this time not to find each other, but to escape the danger ahead for them. Places to hide are scarce, even in such a large world, especially with a tracker. Meanwhile, the city of Forks is just finding out about the mysterious news...
in this story, Bella and Edward will once again start running around the world, but with more events and to farther places. but this time, they will have somebody else with them. this story might not go the way you think. =] Disclaimer: I do not own anything to do with Twilight.
11. Now Or Never
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I watched Alice race desperately around the trees, looking for Jasper, already knowing she would not find him. I don’t know why she was even searching. Shouldn’t she be able to just see where he was?
“Alice!” I called, causing her to come to a halt directly in front of me. “What are you doing?”
“I need to find Jasper!” She threw her hands up in the air and began her frantic searching yet again. I turned to Edward, searching for an answer. But he too seemed puzzled by this situation. With his eyebrows pulled together and his lips pursed, he watched Alice run about.
“Edward? Do you know what’s going wrong?”
He looked over to me and shrugged his shoulders. “She’s searching for Jasper, but she’s not looking for him in her visions. I have no idea why.”
“Alice!” I called yet again, trying one last time to get her attention. This time she actually bothered to turn her head and look me in the eye before going back to her mad searching. I continued, hoping she would be listening this time. “He’s not here. Maybe we should look somewhere else.”
She paused, contemplating the possibility that she might be looking in the wrong area of the gigantic span of land.
“Let’s go then!” She ran through the gap between Edward and me, grabbing both our arms and pulling us along behind her. We were forced to run and stop many times. Alice tracked down every inch of the land, ever speck of dirt, every top of every tree, and even going as far as to dig a few holes. Screams and sighs of frustration and disappointment passed her lips more times than needed.
Finally, she dropped to the ground, throwing her pack off her shoulder and onto the wet, grassy ground, and threw her head into her hands. Her heaving and sobs said enough to guess that she had given up. I kneeled down beside her and rubbed her back, whispering soft condolences in her ear. They calmed her, but only slightly. Eventually she got to the point where she could speak clearly, though her voice still held her deep heartbreak in it.
“We’ll never find him. He’s gone. Somebody must’ve taken him. But I can’t see!” She fell back into her hands and her sobbing continued. I pulled her into my arms tried to calm her again.
She stood up, causing my arms to fall from around her small form.
“I’m fine.” She took a deep breath and exhaled. “Let’s keep going. I can do this.”
We both knew she wasn’t really fine, but we needed to get going before the Volturi would be able to catch up with us.
She started running again, slowly for her, but running all the same. I didn’t keep track of how far we went, but it wasn’t long until Edward pulled on my hand again and I noticed Alice had stopped.
“Jasper!” she yelled. Edward groaned as Alice started up again and pumped her legs as hard as she could. Edward and I had to break our connection at the hand so that we could run fast enough to catch up with her.
I saw Jasper after a few moments, surrounded by five members of what I guessed to be the Volturi’s guard. Apparently Alice didn’t see the others because she was headed straight to Jasper, who know had his eyes wide open and his arms unconsciously out to receive her.
The sight triggered a memory, a reflex of sorts. It back to me in a matter of milliseconds, causing that reflex to take affect simultaneously.
I sat by the useless campfire deep in the Amazon rainforest, surrounded by people I had only met a few minutes before. Kachiri, Senna, Zafrina and a new male were there. They had introduced him to me as Nahuel, a cross-breed between human and vampire. I had been shocked at the possibility of such a thing. It meant so much. Or at least it would’ve. If Edward hadn’t left me, if we had been able to ever have such a chance as a child. I forced the thought out of my mind. I didn’t need that right now. I was going to find Edward, not wallow in lost opportunities.
“So what were you saying about my being a ‘shield?’” I started up a conversation in the awkward silence surrounding us.
“As I said, I have never met one,” Zafrina began. “But I have heard of them, and how they work.”
“And how is that?”
Zafrina paused, thinking. “Well, how about we start by having you try to do it. Is there something you care a lot about?”
I gulped. I knew the perfect thing. Or things rather. I had made sure to put the pictures and the CD I found into my backpack. The only problem was, I didn’t want to bring back those memories. I didn’t want to have to bring back that empty feeling, even if it meant I could learn how to use my supposed power.
“Bella?” Zafrina asked. “Is there something? Perhaps in that bag of yours?”
I sucked it up and unzipped my faded red backpack. Since I knew the CD would not be as much as his actual face, or if there was no CD player, I picked up the picture of Edward standing alone, in my kitchen, before the wretched birthday party.
Senna took it beside me. She held it up to my eyelevel.
“Now, I’m going to hold this up and you try to protect it. Without moving from that spot.”
I started to concentrate, staring at the picture but having no luck protecting it. This might take a while.
Zafrina put her hands to the top of the photograph and started to pull. My eyes widened as Senna’s went blank, while still attempting to rip such a precious memory. I felt something pull on the edges of my mind and surround the picture and Senna.
Her eyes regained consciousness and her hands lightened on the photo.
“I can see,” she said.
Zafrina clapped from the other side of the large circle. “Wonderful Bella! You must have a lot of potential to get that big of a shield on your first try.”
I snatched my picture back from Senna and carefully placed it back into my pack.
“Protective, aren’t we?” Kachiri pointed out. “Who is this young man?”
“Edward Cullen,” I whispered, my voice full of pain.
“Isn’t that the man you were looking for? Is he your mate?”
“He was, but he left.”
Four gasps spread around the circle. I even heard a “How dare he!” from Zafrina and Nahuel.
We continued to talk through the night. Or, they continued to talk. I was too busy trying to scare away that terrible feeling again to notice much.
I felt the same elusive pull on my mind here. It stretched, surrounding the now embracing Alice and Jasper and Edward as well. He was crouched beside me, ready to attack the oncoming Felix. My mind whirled. How was I supposed to do this? I can’t prevent a fight!
The two young red-eyed twins were stuck in the corner with their jaws dropped open while Chelsea and Demetri tried to pry Alice and Jasper apart. They both growled at the intruders to their reunion. Jasper gave Chelsea a whack right in the stomach and sent her flying. Alice did the same to Demetri.
Alec and Jane had noticed that their powers weren’t working and were now coming after me, determined to make me lose my concentration. However, they were unsuccessful in hauling me away due to my newborn strength. With a flick of the wrist, the hands they had been trying to haul sent them on their backs.
Edward’s battle with Felix was ongoing and Jasper was now joining in, having no one else to fight since Chelsea and Demetri had given up on him, and Alice came to help me with the twins. She anticipated their every move, though confused at times, and blocked it. I did my best; concentrating on protecting Alice and trying to block attacks was no simple feat.
I looked around and noticed that Chelsea and Demetri were no longer there. Uh oh. That could only mean….
“Run!” I yelled. Edward and Jasper got Felix off of them and Alice must have thrown Alec and Jane into the next state. We ran as fast as vampirely possible, never stopping until we reached a spot where there was no more land.
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