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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.

12. Time To Learn

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Edward’s POV

I watched the intuition flash through Bella’s eyes as she watched Alice charge toward Jasper. In those few seconds her whole face changed into a mask of confidence.

For a moment I wasn’t able to read the minds of Alice and Jasper which before were full of only pure joy. Then, all of a sudden, they came back. I felt Jane attempting to push the burning into Bella, though she was unsuccessful.

A word flashed through her mind. Shield. Could it be possible? I remembered hearing Carlisle talking about the subject with Eleazar many decades back. At the time I only thought of the word pertaining to one such as Renata, Aro’s bodyguard. Now I realized that the word applied to my love as well. It was the entire reason her mind was such a mystery to me.

The prospect that she could project only strengthened our chances of overcoming such a battle. I wondered how she had learned to do that. The few that actually had such a gift had taken mere decades to go a few feet let alone the near fifty she was protruding now.

I crouched down, ready to defend myself from the oncoming boulder-like form. When he collided into me, I was forced back to the ground. I hopped back up and was able to run in a flash around to his back and force him to his knees.

Jasper came up behind me and started to help in my ongoing fight with the now struggling monster beneath me. He pulled him back to his feet and pushed him back the other way so that he would be more immobilized. He wasn’t having that.

He jumped back up and punched us both in the chest, putting a foot on top of mine to prevent me from anticipating and preventing his next move. Jasper had gotten up by now. Felix kneed him and was about to use two of his fingers aiming for his eyes with his other hand positioned at the back of his neck when a yell echoed through the space we were in.

“Run!” Bella yelled. We immediately followed her directions, Felix not being able to see it coming, therefore having his brilliant attack thwarted.

Bella led the way as the portion of the guard that had been attacking us fled back the way they had come. I knew they were headed back to inform Aro and would be back very soon. I sped up to come to the spot beside Bella.

“They’re going back to Aro. We have to run faster,” I whispered in her ear. Alice and Jasper were of course able to hear me. We all ran faster toward no place in particular, just trying to escape the terror that has befallen us.

After several hours of continuous running, we reached the coast. Alice, Jasper and I ran straight into the water while Bella hesitated back in the sand. I ran back to her and grabbed her hand.

“C’mon Bella! We have to go!”

“I’ve never been that great of a swimmer,” she responded.

“Well it’s time to learn. I’ll help you if you need it.”

She gulped and followed reluctantly. We sloshed through the water until we were at the spot were Alice and Jasper were waiting, waist deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Bella was still hesitant, so I threw her onto my back and jetted off into the deep. Alice and Jasper were quick to follow.

One of Alice’s many visions overcame me just as we began to swim.

The group we had been fighting arrived at a tiny broken down house in what appeared to be a deserted slum. They went in through a door that was barely hanging onto its hinges. Inside were the rest of the Volturi gathered in a loose circle.

Aro looked up expectantly as they entered, though his expression quickly turned to that of a frown when he noticed the lack of vampires entering his hideout. He raised his eyebrow- directed toward the vicinity in which the returning people were hesitating-as if to say “Where are they?”

Jane was seething in anger behind her fellow guard members. Aro spotted her and directed her to come forward while the others stayed behind. It was obvious of his curiosity to her emotions at the moment as he slipped his large, white hand into her tiny, childlike one.

The burst of information to his mind allowed an expression of shock to come to his alabaster face. He snarled before lifting himself from his seat on a shabby red armchair. He opened his mouth to bark orders at his guard, who were still standing silent in the other parts of the faded yellow house during the exchange between the young-looking brunette and the elderly man.

“We must go! They have run off!” He yelled out to everyone before looking to the ashamed group still standing either just inside or directly in the doorway. “Two of you, collect Caius and Marcus from their hunting trip. The other two, make sure the others are out this door by the time they are back.” He pointed toward the door that was currently ajar as Demetri and Felix filed out. Aro’s orders were fully carried out as Alec and Chelsea went to search the house for any stragglers, though it would have been impossible not to hear their master’s direct order in such a small place.

There was a bit more yelling as the Volturi gathered together in the center of the stained white carpet. Allowances were made to wait patiently for the other two main members of the family.

Caius and Marcus arrived shortly followed closely by Felix and Demetri. Marcus’s face was grim while Caius’s was looked as if he would go ballistic.

The large grouping fled out the door, ready to finally achieve their goal.

I shuddered at such a vivid vision. If they were truly knew where we were, it would not take long for us to be captured. We really needed to hurry.