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Lost and Found
Carrie, an abused teenager, has moved to Forks, Washington. She longs to find freedom, but is it as she has expected? Will she ever find happiness. Sorry I suck at summaries. My first fanfic. Read and review please. rewrite with chicke
Disclaimer: I do not own twilight and my friend doesn’t mind being a character and is looking forward to what I write Lost and Found A Twilight crossover Pairings usual except for Edward/my character Bella/Jacob My character is based on my best friend, the only one that I ever trust. There are similarities between them, but this one has an ending. I’m trying to write it as if from her point of view. It will change POV sometimes. Senior year, Edward and Bella have split for good, but the Cullens haven’t left. I would like a review or something before I post the next chapter
10. Chapter 10
Word Count 4933
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Ch 10 Meeting the rest of the family
“So how many are in your coven?” I asked. I was arm in arm with Alice.
“There are two more besides us. They act as the matriarch and patriarch, Dr. Carlisle Cullen and Esme Cullen.” She said.
“How about we take you to meet them?” Edward suggested.
“Would it be ok to do that?” I asked. We have made it back to my den at this time. “I don’t really have any thing else to wear at the moment, plus I would have to clean up. I mean look at me. My legs are covered in mud up to my knees. Plus I have mud other places such as my hair.” I held it up to show them what I meant.
“Don’t worry,” said Rosalie, “you can get cleaned up at our place. We’ll find something for you to wear also.”
“Sure I guess. I won’t make much of a first impression. I’m soaked to the bone and it is still raining cats and dogs.” I said. Truth be told I was nervous, I had never met anyone’s ‘parents’ before and I could already tell that theirs would be amazing.
“Don’t worry; we’ll take care of you when we get home.” Jasper said reassuringly there was something about him that made me feel at ease and calm it was a strange thing.
We headed toward the cars and I got in with Edward. He backed out of the drive way and took off down the road. We drove down the road for a while going at a speed where everything was a green blur. He eventually turned onto a side road that I would have missed if I was with anyone else. The drive way was long and winding, surrounded by trees and heading deeper into the forest and higher up the mountain.
When the house was finally in sight I was breathless. The house was so beautiful I was speechless. I didn’t get much time to look at the house as Edward pulled around and backed into the garage. Rosalie and Emmett followed soon after. We all got out and headed to the door that led into the house.
“Are you guys sure about this. I’m still bare foot and I don’t want to get mud throughout your home.” I asked afraid of actually offending someone by tracking mud all over their home.
“Hold on.” Edward said. He leaves then comes back with a rag and some house slippers. He kneels down and wipes most of the grime from my legs and feet and puts the slippers on my feet. “There, happy?”
“A bit,” I responded. Emmett, Jasper, and Rosalie walked in first. Edward grabbed my left hand and led me into the house. Alice grabbed my right hand and walked in behind me.
“Esme, we’re home.” Edward called out.
“I’m in the kitchen.” I heard a woman call out. We headed in the direction that I heard the voice come from. Edward squeezed my hand in reassurance. Alice had let go of my hand to greet who must have been Esme, the mother. I being a shy person tried to hide behind Edward. I had my head against the back of his arm which I was peering around. I could feel him chuckle at my actions.
“And who is this?” Esme asked her voice as kind as her smile.
“This is Carrie, the girl that we have told you about.” Edward supplied.
“Oh you’re the one I’ve wanted to meet. Come here and let me get a look at you.” she told me. I hesitantly walked toward her. “Don’t worry I don’t bite.” I let out a small laugh at that. “Oh look at you, you’re soaking wet. Let’s get this wet coat off of you.” She started to take my or should I say Edward’s coat off of me. She gasped as she saw what was under the jacket. She tossed the jacket away from her and took my arm into her hands, looking at and studying my scars. Her hands seemed to shake as she looked at one arm and then the other. I was surprised when she then picked me up and set me on the counter. She looked at my legs and any other exposed skin.
“These are not as bad as they seem. When I was younger I even named some of them. There is this one on my right arm that wraps around a few times that looks like a snake that I called Charlie.” I pointed on an area on my upper arm. “There is this on my left upper thigh that looks like a dog that I called Fluffy.” I pulled the leg of my shorts back to show the area that I was talking about. “ Then there is this one,” I said pulling my tank collar down and to the side exposing the area roughly where my heart was, “that looks like a bat that I…” I stopped there because I realized what I was about to say. I could feel the blush forming.
“What do you call the bat Carrie,” Emmett asked.
“Yeah Carrie, what do you call it?” Edward asked. I covered my face with my hands and answered.
“We couldn’t understand you. Could you repeat that,” Emmett said.
I took my hands away from my face and sighed before I answered. “I call it Ed the vampire bat.” Emmett burst into laughter. “Shut up Emm!” I yelled. Everyone chuckled at that.
“You haven’t lived a very good life have you dear?” she asked more to herself then to me.
“No need to worry now, our doors will always be open to you now. You have a place in our family. Alice, go draw Carrie a nice hot bubble bath. Rosalie, go find some clothes that she can wear afterwards.”
“You don’t have to do that,” I told her. She just wrapped her arm around me and led me to what I guessed was the bathroom.
“Now take your time and make sure you get good and clean. I’ll be back in an hour so take your time.” Esme then closed the door and left and I enjoyed one of the best, if not the best, hour of my life. For the first time ever I really felt clean, for the first time my hair has been washed with shampoo and conditioner. I was so clean I was shining. After I finished I changed into the clothes that were provided. The clothes consisted of a pair of loose sweat pants and an over sized sweater. I was trying to dry my hair with a towel when I heard a knock at the door. I opened it to see Esme standing there. “Come dear, I’ll take care of your hair.” She led me back to the living room. Everyone else was lounging around on furniture or on the floor. Esme sat down on an easy chair and motioned for me to sit in front of her on the floor. I sat down and pulled my knees to my chest and wrapped my arms around them.
“I brought your school bag here, it’s in your room,” Edward said.
“I have a room,” I asked in disbelief. He nodded.
“Of course you have a room. You’re seen as family now and you’ll be staying here when your family is not in town. And you will be coming here every now and then for breakfast and supper, it gives me an excuse to cook and use the kitchen. It also gives me a look of normalcy at the town market.” Esme said.
I sat there letting Esme comb my hair. “So Carrie do you want to start answering our questions?” Alice asked.
“Sure why not. I’ll have a hundred to answer now, a hundred later, so we might as well start.” I said.
“Have you ever been kissed? What’s your favorite color? When’s your birthday? Have you ever been on a date? What is your favorite animal? What pet animal do you like? What are your favorite things to do? What is your favorite dessert? Who is your favorite author? What is your favorite subject?” Alice asked all at once like a hyper little kid. She was even bouncing slightly in her seat and had the ever present smile in her face.
I stared at her before I answered. “Let’s see. No. I like purple, red, green, and blue. My birthday is March ninth. I have never been on a date. I guess I like wolves, dolphins, eagles and tigers. I like dogs for pets. I enjoy reading, drawing, dancing and listening to music. My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream. I have several favorite authors, but I read anything Sci-Fi and fantasy. My favorite subject is science because I like to know the why and how of things.” I replied. “And that was all of your questions Alice.”
“Could you stand up dear,” Esme asked me. I did and she finished combing out my hair which wet came down past my butt, almost mid thigh. ‘Wow my hair is really long.’ On the arm rest was the largest hair ball that I have ever seen, it was almost the size of a baseball. “This is all the weak and dead hair that hasn’t been taken out. Is it ok if I trim your hair?”
“Sure I guess.” She pulled out a pair of scissors out and pulled me to stand in front of her. I felt her run her finger through my hair and felt her gather it at around my hips. I heard the scissors cut through my hair.
“There you go dear, you’re all done.” Esme said. I thanked her and went to sit on the couch next to Alice and Edward took a seat next to me. I folded my legs under me and asked who was next. We spent the next couple of hours talking. I told them how I loved music and how I always wanted to learn to play the clarinet, piano, fiddle, viola, and cello. I told them I was given a clarinet once but Thom sold it. At this point I learned that Edward was the musical one of the family. Also I discovered a new habit, petting my hair. I couldn’t believe how soft it was.
“I’m home,” a new male voice called out.
“That would be Carlisle,” Edward said. He grabbed my hand and led me to the front door. Everyone greeted Carlisle in their own way. When he spotted me he held his hand out and said. “You must be Carrie that I have heard so much about.” I shook his hand and responded with a yes sir.
“No need to sir me, you can call me Carlisle. So have you been enjoying yourself here Carrie?” he asked.
“To tell you the truth I feel a bit lost. I’m not used to not doing anything that I’m not sure what to do with myself.” I said.
“The only work that is required for you to do here is school work.” he told me. “Other than that, relax and enjoy your time here.”
“Why don’t you guys show Carrie the house? I’ll have some dinner ready in around an hour.” Esme suggested.
I was shown a room that had a piano in it, the dining room, the kitchen, Carlisle’s study, and the library. Everyone showed me there rooms. Alice and Rosalie showed me things about there room that they wanted me to see, mainly their closets and vanities. Edward showed me his music collection and a hundred years worth of journals. None of them had a bed because he told me that they didn’t sleep.
The last room that I was shown on the tour had my name on the door in gold lettering, and Edward motioned for me to go on in. When I opened the door I was speechless at the sight. The wall directly across from the door was solid glass and looked out toward a tree filled misty valley and a setting sun. The walls were painted a pale lavender color. On the left was a bed set up parallel with the glass wall. It was a canopy bed with baby blue curtains, the same as the window curtains. The bed was covered in comforters in a soft pastel green color and the pillows were a pale rose. All of the fabric had gold trim and stitch designs.
Across from my bed was a small walk in closet that also had built in dressers. Next to that was a small vanity. On the other side of the closet, next to the window was a desk with my bag sitting next to it. Along the wall that the door was were book shelves. To right of the door were some books, and to the left were some music cases. On either side of the bed were small tables. The one closest to the door had a small lamp. On the one closest to the window was an alarm clock. On the ceiling right in the middle was a golden chandelier. (The door was in the middle of the wall.)
“Do you like it?” I heard Edward ask.
I turned around with tears in my eyes. Everyone was standing in my door way, even Esme and Carlisle. “I love it,” I said. “I finally have my own room.” I finally have my own room in a house. I finally have an actual bed. I finally have a place to call my own. I ran forward and wrapped my arms around Edward and Alice. “Thank you”, kiss Edward on the cheek. “Thank you,” kiss Alice on the cheek. Hug Rose, thank you, kiss on the cheek. I did the same with Emmett, Jasper, Carlisle, and Esme.
“Come on dear, dinner is ready.” Esme said. We all headed to the dining room. Carlisle sat at the head of the table with his back to the window wall. On his left was Alice and on his right was Jasper. I sat next to Alice with Rosalie on my left. Edward sat next to Jasper, across from me, with Emmett on his other side. Esme sat on the other end of the table across from Carlisle. Esme came out and set a plate of spaghetti and meatballs in front of me with a tossed salad. She left and came back with garlic bread and a glass of milk. “Eat up dear.”
“Thank you. Now I know that you are definitely trying to spoil me.” I said. As I ate we talked. I told Esme and Carlisle more about myself. When Esme brought up my scars Carlisle asked to see them. I got up and walked over to him. I pushed my sleeves back to show him my arms, and then pulled up my pant legs so he could examine my legs. I told him that the only place that my scars were not that bad was on my face and neck. He even examined my back, like everything else was scars upon scars. I got back to my seat and continued eating. In the end I ate a little more than half of my spaghetti and salad, and I had about four slices of garlic bread with two glasses of milk. “Thank you for the meal Esme.”
“No problem Carrie. As I said earlier, I love to cook.” she said. “Why don’t you go up and finish your homework and then turn in for the night.
I nodded and headed up to my room. I smile at that, my room, my own room.
The next morning
I was sleeping peacefully when I felt something (a feather) brush against my nose. I just twitched my nose and turned my head away. I felt it again and I swatted it away. It came back again and again until it felt like there was more than one. I buried my head under my pillow to get away from it and snuggled back into my blankets.
I felt a poke in my side and I shied away from it. A couple of seconds later more pokes into my sides and I laughed. The fingers continued their attack until I was thrashing around trying to get rid of the fingers and laughing because I was so ticklish.
“Stop it! It tickles, stop it!” I managed to gasp out between my laughter.
The tickling persisted. “Do you surrender?” Edward asked.
“Yes, yes I surrender. Just stop it so I can breathe.” I told him.
He stopped and stepped away from the bed. “Come on Esme has breakfast ready, it is going to be a busy day.” he said.
After I freshened up a little bit I headed into the dining room. “Morning Esme,” I said.
“Morning dear,” she said to me placing a kiss upon my brow. The only other ones in the dining room were Rosalie and Alice. “So what do you girls have planned for today?”
“We’re going to take Carrie shopping.” Alice said. “And while we are at it we are going to look for the materials she needs to make our costumes.
“Why would you need costumes?” Esme questioned. Alice explained to her the contest and the costume ideas that they were given and what I changed them to. Rosalie ran up to my room and brought back my sketch book to show Esme my costume ideas.
“Alice and Rose have taken my costume planning away from me.” I said.
“Well I think I’ll help the girls with yours. What idea were you given?” she asked.
“Vampire, I would ask you guys about what I should wear, but I‘m not even sure what they have planned for me” I said with a small smile. I usually try humor when I’m nervous if you haven’t figured that out yet. Esme looked at what I had sketched for Alice and Rose, and then she looked even further back in my sketch book.
“What are these?” she asked looking at my sketches.
“Most of those are the views seen from where ever I was staying at. This one,” I said flipping to a page “is the view of the city from the roof of the apartment building Thom and Liz was living in. I stayed in an old utility shed that was on the roof. And this one,” flipping to another one, “is when I lived under a bridge that ran under a bypass that was over a creek. Thom and Liz lived down the road in a duplex.”
“Well when you finish eating, we’ll find you some clothes and then you can go out with the girls,” Esme said. After I finished eating Rosalie took me up into her room. She dug around in her closet and came back with a denim outfit with a black shirt and white shoes and undergarments. She gave me the clothes and left so I could change.
When I was done she came back in and set me down in front of her vanity. Rosalie did my hair into a half up and half down style with the top half braided. She then did my make up with pale pink lip gloss and a small amount of dark purple eye shadow and a tiny bit of eye liner.
When we came down everyone was waiting for us. Edward handed me a rain coat saying that there was an eighty percent chance of rain today. “You guys are coming with us?” I asked.
“Yes, because of you we have to go shopping for costume ideas also.” Emmett teased. I just stuck my tongue out at him.
“Don’t stick that out unless you plan to use it,” Edward said as he came to stand beside me.
I looked at him in shock. “You wouldn’t dare.”
“Would I?” he responded, his brow lifting in challenge.
“Rosalie! I’m riding with you and Alice. The boys can take their own car,” I said. Everyone had a laugh at my reaction. We went out into the garage and got into our respective vehicles. The girls and I got into Rosalie’s red BMW and the boys got into Edward’s silver Volvo. We drove to a near by town to do our shopping.
“We’re going to look for some clothes for Carrie. You guys can do what ever you want to do; we’ll meet at the food court for lunch.” Alice said. Both Rosalie and Alice grabbed an arm and dragged me off into the mall.
For almost five hours I was trying on clothes that they were handing me. They made me try on everything from pants to skirts to dresses, t-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, peasant tops, dress tops, tube tops and jackets, tennis shoes, heels. You name it I tried it on. Alice and Rose bought everything that they approved of. So when we finally went to meet up with the boys we each had ten bags. I don’t know where I’m going to put it all.
“Have fun?” Edward asked.
“You should have warned me about them. They easily spent a thousand dollars on me. They even bought accessories and jewelry.” I said incredulous. I never knew people could be so blasé about spending so much money!
“Don’t worry about it.” he said. He grabbed some bags from my hand and led me to a table. “We’ll take all your bags out to the cars as you get some lunch.” He said as he and Emmett and Jasper grabbed all of the bags and left.
“Here you go Carrie, go get some lunch.” Alice said handing me some cash. I came back with a whopper, fries and a root beer. While we were waiting for the boys to come back some other guys came up to us and started hitting on us and asking us out. Alice and Rosalie I could understand, but one guy even asked me; I was blushing for I was unused to the situation. Alice got them to go away, and I was able to finish my meal in piece.
“We’re back,” Emmett said, “miss us?”
“You miss Carrie turn as red as a tomato. After you left some guys came up and started talking to us, flirting really; one of them even tried to get Carrie talking and was hitting on her. I didn’t know someone could blush that much.” Alice said.
“Is that so,” Edward said. I just crossed my arms and looked away with a small huff.
“Let’s go, maybe Carrie can help you guys with your costumes. Oh and Edward, we are also doing yours along with Carrie’s so you have no say in the matter.”
“No thanks, Emmett and I have our costumes planned already.” Jasper said.
“Well when Carrie gets done getting things for our costumes some one is going have to take her away so that she doesn’t see what we are doing for her.” Rose said. “Why don’t you just come along Edward, that way it will be easier to get rid of her?”
“I’m starting to think that you don’t like me Rosalie.” I said pouting crossing my arms over my chest in mock irritation.
We went to Hot Topic, costume stores, places that sold fabric, and department stores to see if they had anything that could be of use. A few hours later I said that I think that I had most of everything I need. After I said that Alice and Rose took off without another word and left me with Edward.
“Well I guess it’s just you and me,” Edward said with that half grin he is fond of. He grabbed my hand and we just walked around the mall. We looked through a music store and we both came out with a few CDs. When I came out I ran into someone. I turned around to apologize and noticed that I ran into Bella and she was with a dark haired boy.
“Oh I am so sorry Bella; I should have been watching where I was going.” I said kind of embarrassed with my lack of coordination.
“It’s no problem. So what are you doing here?” Bella asked her tone curious.
“Well I’m staying with the Cullen’s this weekend and they brought me here to go shopping and to get stuff for the costume contest.” I told her. Edward came up behind me and wrapped his arm around my waist, or my shoulders considering our heights, so that he was standing on my left across from the boy with Bella.
“Your doing the costume contest,” Bella asked Edward. He nodded and didn’t remove his gaze from the other boy. They appeared to be glaring at one another. “Oh I’m sorry. Carrie, this is Jacob Black, Jake this is Carrie.” Bella introduced. I put my hand out to shake which he just stared at, not taking it and then turned back to glaring at Edward.
“So what are you guys dressing up as?” Bella asked I could tell her voice was filled forced politeness. I knew she did not like me. I have a feeling that she doesn’t like me because she still likes Edward. She, like everyone else, probably thinks we are some kind of couple. The only thing I can’t figure out is why he has yet to inform her that it is not true.
“We’re not really sure. Alice and Rosalie have taken over our costumes and they won’t tell us what we are up to.” I replied and she nodded.
“So you are staying with the Cullen’s?” Bella asked, ‘Why does it sound like she was trying to ask something else?’
“Yeah,” I said. “They even gave me a room which is right next to Edward’s so I’m always hearing music, which is nice.” I tried to keep my tone friendly and light, but it was hard I was feeling a bit uncomfortable with this conversation; especially with the two glaring males’ practically spitting testosterone in the air.
We just stood there for a few minutes before Bella said, “Well we better get going.” After she said that Jacob practically pulled her away from us.
“Was it me, or did that seem kind of awkward?” I asked. Edward didn’t say anything just started pulling me along in the opposite direction of Bella. I don’t know if I can ever get use to that weird ex tension they got going on between them.
Later we all met out by the cars. The ride back was much like before, except that both trunks and the back seats were stuffed with bags. When we got home Esme and Carlisle greeted us and asked us about our day. I told them of how I thought Alice and Rosalie went overboard in the shopping. Esme told us to put the bags in the laundry room so she could wash them and she told me to get washed up, dinner was almost ready.
During dinner we talked some more. They told me about their lives before and after becoming a vampire and why they were changed. Carlisle told me about his father and the Volturi. After dinner I dragged Alice and Rose into my room so I could take their measurements so I could make a more detailed drawing and get an idea for what patterns I need to make. I draped some fabric over their forms that I would use as lining so I could trace some patterns and I pinned so I could get a better idea of their shape. Esme did the same with me for she was going to be helping the girls in making my costume. I took a shower and went to bed.
It was a normal routine. Edward or someone would wake me up, Esme would make me breakfast, Edward would drive me to school and we would all talk until we had to go to class. School remained the same; they would take turns walking me to class, Edward would make sure that I ate something during lunch, but now he let me do some work also.
After school Edward would drive me to his home, I would drop my stuff off, change into my uniform and eat the snack that Esme would fix. Edward or someone would drive me to work and then pick me up after wards. I would eat supper, take a shower, do my homework then work on the costumes.
On Tuesday it was the same routine except that night I stayed in my den that night and cleaned up around the house to make it look like I had been there all along. Alice put some blankets in on my ’bed’ so would have something more to sleep with. She also left some clean clothes for me out in my out door shelter. That night was one of the worst nights of sleep that I had ever had. The old routine was back with some changes.