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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.

14. Allure

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Edward’s POV

I turned to see a large man of a bit darker complexion than myself, obviously of Spanish origin. Long black hair blanketed his face, which was hidden so effectively as to not call as much attention to his bright crimson eyes as it would for most. He was dressed reasonably, not in tatters, but not expensively. It looked as if he was a typical nomad, running around in dirty clothes with bare feet a few specks of dirt on his cheeks and in his hair.

He stared at us knowingly. I felt uneasy under that stare; I didn’t need someone loyal to the Volturi to report us. We weren’t too far from Italy after all. For all we know, he could be a fairly new addition to their guard, although I hadn’t heard a peep about such a subject.

“Who are you?” Bella piped up first, obviously done with her inspection of the stranger. I saw Alice standing beside her with a smirk plain on her face. Wow, that vision hadn’t taken very long to happen.

He’s not a threat she informed me through the medium of thought. He does have information though.

I raised my eyebrow, a silent question to my adoptive sister.

Well listen up if you want an answer! I’m not going to tell you everything!

“My name is Antonio Castillo,” the man kindly answered my fiancée’s question. “I’ve heard of you four, and I believe you are going to end up deeply in trouble.”

“We already are,” I enlightened him. “That’s why we’re here; we’re running.”

“Ah. You should know then that the news is here, too. It’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon.” He raised his hands to simulate a large headline bursting out. “’Sparkle people: the full story,’ is the headline all over Europe.”

They’ll never make it. Those Italians are fast. He thought. I growled sharply at him before finally exploding.

“We will make it! Those damn Volturi are not going to be the death of us!” I yelled. “C’mon.” I took hold of Bella’s hands and pulled her into a sprint. Before long, we were many miles away from the distrustful man that is Antonio.

I came to an abrupt stop the second we hit the French border. We couldn’t just run through this country without direction. We would end up right in Italy where, most likely, some portion of the enemy would be waiting. It could be fatal to make a wrong turn.

Alice was way ahead of me. She had already run a great distance farther with Jasper. Bella was a few hundred yards away from me, looking at me in a bewildered state. I ran to her and grabbed her hand to continue after the two other members in our party.

We soon entered Germany in the blackness of the cold winter night. Bella was becoming agitated, as was plain on her face. I looked straight at her, hoping she would have something to tell me. She didn’t.

While we ran I thought back to where we had come from, back in Colorado. The power Bella had exhibited—well at least that’s what I thought it was—was extraordinary to observe as well as experience.

For a moment, Jasper’s mind had been blank to me, soon followed by Alice’s. That one moment was enough for me to realize the full force of my fiancé’s power; something I thought was not coming even after her mind still being locked from me.

She had a gift; one too amazing for the Volturi to pass up if they were to run into her. From now on, even with that shield, I would have to be on constant watch. Bella was still inexperienced in fighting and I was not going to let that be the death of us all.

I could see a light now, getting larger and larger as we ran faster and faster. It was a streetlamp, one of many, yet the only one lit. What kind of a town only lights one light on the street?

I thought I saw a brief flash of white, just the smallest pinpoint, but there was no sign of such a thing once I looked again. Surely this place was uninhabited; it didn’t seem to even have proper living conditions. Shabby houses lined the street, but not a whiff of blood could be smelled.

One of the doors was swung open, revealing a living room that was almost pitch black to me. It could be a trap, but I could hear a silent beckoning coming to me through someone’s thoughts which could not simply be ignored.

Come in, the voice repeated yet again. I impulsively started walking towards the door, only barely aware of the slight tugging on my fingers. Bella was holding me back, but that did not stop me from reveling in the mystery that the situation presented. That’s exactly what it was: a mystery. The idea was what pulled me in. the voice was alluring and an even bigger part of the mystery, pulling me with an unknown force.

“Edward! C’mon! There’s nothing here!” Bella exclaimed, pulling on my hand more forcefully.

I sniffed the air to make sure it wasn’t crazy; the idea had never seemed impossible to me. Yes, there was indeed another vampire in that house.

“Can’t you smell it?” I asked them. “There’s someone there.”

“But I don’t see anyone there, Edward. It’s not safe. You of all people should know about things like this.”

I peeked into Alice’s mind briefly. It was completely blank, as if it had all been wiped away by the fear covering her face at the moment. I checked Jasper’s too. He was putting his military experience to work; planning what we would do if this was a trap. The person in there couldn’t be a trap. It just didn’t fit.

I tugged Bella along with me across the bumpy black street. The shabby brown house’s darkness now held what I could see as a pair of deep black eyes, staring straight at me.

Come in, Edward the voice beckoned, adding my name to the end this time.

The mystery now forming grew with possibilities. On one hand, this could be what I thought it was: a deeply alluring voice that could help us; be a safe haven. On the other, it could be just as the others thought: a trap. Both outcomes were equally possible, but the curiosity was overwhelmed me dragged me right into the darkness inside.

I closed my eyes once inside and became immersed in the unknown. Suddenly, I felt something come over me. I recognized it as Bella’s shield. Why would she do that at a time like this? There was no danger, no unseen force lurking in the darkness.

I felt two arms come around my waist and I returned the gesture, digging my nose into her hair and inhaling what I thought to be Bella’s smell. The smell that came back was vile and repulsive. It smelled like human blood, mixed with venom. Bella only smelled faintly of such a thing anymore, but she had the excuse of being a newborn. This one obviously was not.

I immediately jumped back, my arms that had been previously intertwined around her struggling to pry hers off of me. Alice was just standing in shock.

Meanwhile, Jasper had jumped in front of both the women and come to my aid. The odd woman’s arms were quickly off me and held behind her back while she resisted to no avail. She snarled toward me and in a rapid twist, she was out of Jasper’s grasp and dragging me with her out the door.

I tried desperately to escape from her hold, but she was exceptionally strong. The trait would not have been expected from a woman of her average size.

And there Bella, Jasper, and Alice stood, not paying attention to anything in particular, not even trying to help me out from the hold of this terrible woman.

“Alice! Jasper! Bella!” I screamed in earnest. “Bella, please! You’re strong! Why won’t you listen to me?!” her attention was briefly averted from the rotting wood of the floor that she had been staring at, but was almost instantaneously turned back to the same spot.

I was at a loss for what to do. My siblings wouldn’t help me. The love of my life wouldn’t even help me. Who was this wretched woman and what did she do to them?! Oh, I should’ve listened to them. What a fool I am. I might never see Bella again. I might be killed, burned right on the ground, in just a moment. I stared at her lovingly, remembering her face for what could be the last time I ever saw her. If I could’ve cried, there would have been a lake at our feet.

The woman ran out of the town, away from my family, away from my love, away from what was supposed to be my future. My future was undoubtedly going to be drastically different as of now. That is, if I even had one.