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Her New Life

Christine moves to Forks after 1 1/2 years of pain after her best friend died. What she finds in Forks will change her life forever. I PUT CHAPTER 11 AT THE END OF CHAPTER 10.

This is my first story so hopefully you like it. It doesn't have any Twilight characters, just vampires and it references Twilight.

9. Chapter 9

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I looked around and realized that I was in a forest. My heart started to race as I noticed that I wasn’t alone. Standing next to me was Chris; he had his arm around me and had a look of pure loathing on his face. When I looked at who he was staring at I saw someone else, right away I could tell that she was a vampire. As I stared at her I realized that she looked strangely familiar, but I couldn’t tell why. Then she started to slowly move towards us. At that point a couple things happened, I noticed that her eyes were ruby red, Chris pushed me back behind him, and the vampire lunged towards us.

I sat up suddenly, breathing hard. I remembered everything in the dream perfectly and it sent chills down my spine, not seeing the ferocious look on Chris’s face, but seeing the vampire that looked so familiar attacking Chris.

“Are you ok?” Chris asked worried. When I looked at his face all I saw was concern.

“Um, yeah, I just had a…bad dream.” I replied still partially dazed. I couldn’t get the image out of my head.

“What was it about?” He asked as he moved so that he was sitting right alongside me and put his arm around me. I wasn’t sure if I should tell him, I mean it was only a dream. But one look at his face and I told him all about it. When I was finished, a look of understanding flashed on his face.

“Of course! Caitlin!” Chris exclaimed.

“Caitlin? You mean from school in Seattle?” Of course! That’s where I had seen her before.

“Yeah, before we left Seattle Tim messed up. He, um, killed Caitlin. We thought that he hadn’t left any, um, blood, but he might have left some.”

“Then she would have become a vampire! Wait, do you think that she blew my house up?” Maybe my dream wasn’t just a dream.

“If she is a vampire then she might want revenge on us for making her that way. Although I have no clue why she would make you suffer, you hadn’t even met Tim yet.” When I looked at his face I saw a mixture of anger and confusion. It was like he hadn’t even heard me. “It doesn’t make any sense!” Chris yelled, standing up and hitting the wall.

“Chris, calm down! We don’t even know if it was Caitlin who blew up my house, so why don’t you get a grip before you hurt something!” I yelled, scared that he was going to break something. That seemed to do the trick, he calmed down almost immediately.

“I’m sorry, I guess I kind of got carried away. I just really want to know who did that to you.” He said quietly, looking down.

“I understand that, I want to know who did that too. But yelling and getting angry isn’t going to solve anything. No matter how much I wished it did.” I said as I stood up and wrapped my arms around him. “You know that you can only hurt them if it was a vampire who did it. Otherwise, you need to leave it to the legal system.” I added trying to lighten the mood.

“I guess you’re right,” I looked up and saw that he was smiling, “Even though the legal system sucks.”

“Yeah well they are only human after all. Not everyone can be perfect like you.” I responded, glad that we weren’t being serious anymore.

“Yeah because I’m so perfect.” He replied sarcastically.

“Do you have food in this house? I’m so hungry.” I said ignoring his comment.

“We actually do have food, we bought some for you while you were asleep.” Chris said as we started to head downstairs. “Nice subject change by the way.” He added grinning.

“Thanks, I thought it was.” I replied grinning right back. “So what’s for breakfast?” I asked when we got to the kitchen.

“Well, we have some cereal. That’s a good thing for breakfast right?” He didn’t seem very comfortable with food so I decided I should step in.

“Cereal is fine.” I said as I went wandered around the kitchen finding everything I needed. “So what’s on the agenda for today?” I asked when I was done eating

“Hmmm, I don’t know. What do you want to do?”

“Well, first I really need to take a shower. Then I have no clue; I’m still new to town.”

“I know what to do. Christine and I need some bonding time. So I think we should go spend the day in Seattle.” Karen said as she suddenly appeared in the kitchen. “Sorry, Chris, no boys allowed.” She added before he could object.

“What do you think about that idea, Christine?” Chris asked me when he realized that Karen wasn’t going to back down.

“Well as much as I don’t want to spend time away from you, it would be fun to get to know your sister.” I replied to Chris. “Sounds like fun, Karen. I’m just going to go take a shower and get ready.”

“Great! I have some clothes for you up in my room. Come on!” Karen said as we hurried upstairs. When we got into her room she went straight to a huge closet that was filled with clothes. I guess all vampires love to shop. Karen pulled out a pair of dark blue jeans and a green tank top.

“Um, it’s not exactly the kind of weather to wear a tank top in, Karen.” I said as I looked out the window and saw that it was raining, of course.

“I know that, jeez, I’m not stupid.” She replied indignantly.

“Well sorry, I just wasn’t sure, since you don’t really have to worry about catching pneumonia.” I said sourly.

“I know.” She said brightly as she pulled out a black zip up sweatshirt. “Sensible yet still cute. What shoes do you have with you?”

“Um, green converse.”

“Perfect! Off you go.” She said as she gently pushed me to the bathroom. “Once you’re done let me do your hair. I’m tired of seeing it always in a ponytail. There is so much you can do with your hair.”

An hour later and we were heading out the door. I was in the outfit Karen had picked out and she had straightened my hair and had added a black and green headband that matched my clothes. I was glad that she hadn’t insisted on doing it fancy or doing my makeup like Alice (who she is starting to seem a lot like, which worries me.) It’s not that I don’t like makeup; it’s just that I think it’s a waste of time. I have better things to spend my time doing.

We took Karen’s car, a black Porsche 911 Turbo, because she said that it had a better sound system than my Mini Cooper. Apparently all vampires like to drive fast because Karen drove over 100 the entire way. It didn’t bother me though; I would drive fast also if I wasn’t too afraid of crashing or getting pulled over. We blasted Relient K and sung at the top of our lungs all the way to Seattle. When we got there, Karen found a place to park that was in the middle of everything important in town.

“So we need to do some serious shopping. Since you have no clothes now and I can’t keep letting you borrow all of my clothes.” Karen said as we got out of the car and headed towards the closest store.

“Yes, because you have so few clothes.” I replied sarcastically.

“Hey! I have had a lot of time to shop. I had a lot of those clothes before you were even born.” She answered indignantly.

“Sorry, so you’re paying for all of this right? Because I don’t have very much money.” I asked worried. I didn’t really want someone else to pay for all the clothes we’re going to get, and I’m sure there will be a lot of clothes, but I didn’t really see another option.

“Of course! Christine, you are like family now. You’re living with us now, which means we can spend our money on you. An advantage to being a vampire is that you save up a lot of money. All the vampires we know are rich just like us.” Karen responded cheerfully as she linked her arm with mine and we entered a store.

Five hours and 20 shopping bags later, we were on our way back to Forks. I felt a pang of guilt for not telling any of my old friends that I was in Seattle for the day. But I decided that it was probably for the best because I didn’t want to have to explain to anyone about my mom and my new friends (and boyfriend.) Besides, Karen and I had a great time getting to know each other. We were now very close friends, sisters almost. We spent the entire ride home talking about my friendship with Chris before they left Seattle. She told me that she thought he was an idiot for making them leave because she could tell how much he cared for me. It was then that I realized how much it must have hurt Chris to leave and have me think he was dead.

We made record time back to Forks and right as we pulled into the driveway I saw Chris waiting for me. When the car stopped he was right there, opening the door and pulling me out, right into his arms.

“I missed you.” Chris whispered into my ear as we stood there letting Karen run all the bags upstairs.

“I missed you too. But it was only a day.” I reminded him smiling.

“Yeah, but after not being with you for so long I hate spending even a day without you.” We started to walk slowly towards the house as he said this.

“That’s very sweet. I feel the same way too. It was good to get to know Karen though. Plus, she told me tons of stories about you.” I said giggling.

“Like what?” He asked worried.

“I’ll tell you some other time. If I feel like it.” I responded enjoying the power I held over him at the moment.

“You are cruel, Christine.”

“I know, but you still love me.”

“How could I not?” He said looking at me with so much intensity that I was scared a little. “So while you girls were shopping and telling embarrassing stories about me we had some visitors.” Chris added changing the subject.

“Really? Human or not?” I asked curious.

“Not, but don’t worry, they’re vegetarians.”

“Ok, why are they here?”

“Their family used to live here a while ago and were thinking about moving back. So they sent them to scout out the area and make sure it was still safe.” By then we had got to the house. When we went inside I was so shocked that I would have fallen over if Chris didn’t have his arm around me. There standing in front of me were two vampires that looked just like Bella and Edward.

“Christine, I would like you to meet Edward and Bella Cullen.” Chris said as I stood in the doorway staring at the two vampires I had read about so many times.