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Bella jumps off of the cliff in New Moon...but it wasn't Jacob who saved her. Tanya Denali and her sisters offer to take care of the delirious Bella. She can only remember one thing- her name. What happens when Edward shows up after he finds out Bella has died? If Bella can't remember, and she's so altered completely after her transformation into a vampire, how will they know? And was this someone's plan all along? Who was in on it? It's finished! Look out for a sequel (:*AND IF YOU READ IT, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW IT!*Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget- it's a hard line to walk. Ahem, banner by me(: I stared at him, trying to find an answer for what he just said. He was right. There might not even be a heaven for all we know, and here I was, attempting to get his hopes up that there was when I knew he had no hope for anything left. “Love never fails.” I said simply.It's finished! It's so sad to see it end! But I'll be back before ya know it :D
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Chapter 2: Hunting
Tanya still was holding my hand while Kate and Irina followed us out to the porch. I looked around myself and realized that the house sat in the middle of the woods. It was isolated and seemed as though there wasn’t another house for miles.
“Where are we?” I asked, still a little bit stunned by the sound of my voice.
“We live in a small town called Denali, hence our last names,” she giggled, and let go of my hand, but still walked down the front porch steps . “It’s in Alaska.”
I nodded and bounded down the wooden steps to the cement sidewalk that ran through the bushes and flowers. I turned around to get a better look and the little house was charming.
It was a small ranch with grey siding and red shutters. The porch was long and white and a swing hung from chains off of the ceiling.
I turned back around and peered around myself- tiny snow crystals covered everything. I groaned.
“Something wrong?” Irina asked, coming beside me, putting a hand on my shoulder.
“I hate snow,” I said bluntly, looking at her little pointed face.
All three of them laughed. “Well, you’ll have to get used to that, Bella. This is Alaska, little sun, and lots of snow.” Kate said, looking at me sympathetically.
I let out a nervous tingling laugh, making the discomfort in my throat build up again.
“I’m sorry, Bella. Let’s hunt.” Tanya said, and began to run, with Kate and Irina following. I watched as they ran at such a high speed, and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to keep up with them.
Kate turned around, and motioned for me to follow them as well.
I took an unwilling step forward, and then broke into a fast sprint. I was surprised at how fast I was going. I caught up with the three of them quickly.
“Running is second nature for vampires. See, nothing to be afraid of!” Tanya said, flashing a set of pearly white teeth at me.
We kept running until we came to a herd of bison feeding in an open field. I could feel my sense of smell taking over me as a low growl escaped from my lips.
The scent was strong and overwhelming to my senses. It was sweet, but still made my throat burn.
Tanya chuckled and put her hand on my shoulder again to calm me down.
“Relax, let it come naturally. First, watch us.” She said, as she and her sisters stalked toward the bison. Their eyes glittered with hunger, and all three of them attacked at the exact same time.
I watched them intently as they sank their teeth into the animals so smoothly. It was interesting to observe them as they did so- seeing their eyes change slightly to an even deeper topaz.
Kate finished hers the fastest, and pushed the carcass aside. “Now, it’s your turn.” She got up, leaving Irina and Tanya to their feast, and helped me to find a herd of elk.
When we found them, they didn’t seem as appealing as the bison. The scent still made my throat burst into flames.
“These don’t smell as good,” I said, scrunching my nose in disgust.
“You’re right, they don’t. But elk is the easiest thing to find in Denali. You have elk, bison, and moose, and once in a while a grizzly bear to choose from. We rarely eat grizzly though, we stick to the animals with larger herds. Plus, we just want you to get used to the hunting experience.” She said, watching the small group of elk begin to come closer to us.
“Can I do it now?” I asked eagerly, desperately wanting to put out the fire.
She laughed lightly, and shook her head. “First, focus on your sense of smell. Close your eyes,” she said, and I obeyed. I focused on the smell of the bison, and the direction of the wind. I gave myself over to my senses, and the fire grew brighter, burning my throat.
“Okay, now open your eyes, and pick the one you like best.”
I opened my eyes slowly, and fixed them on the biggest elk in the herd. I felt the fiery inferno swirling wildly in my throat, and plunged myself forward.
The blood of my prey was delicious. I relished in its sweet ambrosia, consuming every last drop. My thirst was quenched and I threw the lifeless carcass aside.
“Better?” Kate asked, raising an eyebrow.
“Much,” I replied, laughing slightly.
“Want to go home? Or would you like to find that herd of elk for seconds?” she asked.
“No, I think I’m okay.” I said, honestly, but I looked in the direction where I could still smell the herd. I looked back at Kate who was peering at me expectantly.
“Alright then, let’s go. Tanya and Irina will know we went back home.” She said, and lead me back toward the direction we came.
“So what do you remember about your human life?” I asked, trying to build up a conversation.
We sprinted toward home in silence. The awkwardness intimidated me a little bit.
She shrugged. “Not much. Tanya believes we were born around the year one thousand. We’ve lived in Alaska most of our lives, but we moved to Denali about forty five years ago or so. Our mother Sasha was killed when we were very young vampires.”
“I remember Tanya saying something about someone named Volturi?” I said, not sure if I had the name correct. We broke into a run when I said that, but we still held the conversation.
“Yes, the Volturi is a royal vampire family living in Volterra, Italy. They control everything that has to do with vampires and vampire rules.” She replied, still looking forward.
“Rules?” I asked.
“Yes, there is really only one rule, and that is to let no one know of our secret. Many bad things could happen if a human knew what we were…” she trailed off, her voice became cold.
It became awkward again for a fraction of a second before Kate’s voice changed- a little higher than before and unusually cheery.
“How about you? Do you remember anything?” she asked, looking at me. I looked ahead and saw the house growing nearer. I looked back at her, and began to think hard about the few things I could remember.
“Well, I know that I used to live somewhere in Arizona and then I moved to Forks about a year ago. I remember a few of my friends-“
Kate interrupted me suddenly. “Who?” she asked.
“Umm…Mike, Angela, Jake- I believe that’s who I was with cliff diving- and…Jessica I think. But we weren’t that good of friends for some reason…I can’t remember why though.” I responded, a little confused by Kate acted so frantic when I mentioned my friends.
“Anything else?” she asked.
I shook my head. “I think when I jumped, I hit something in the water…that must have made my memory foggy with just that, let alone all of this.” I waved a hand in front of my body as we slowed down, now that the house only a few yards away.
“I see,” Kate replied, nodding her head. “and that’s too bad. Sometimes it’s good to keep pieces of your human life at hand. For memories and that.” She stopped at the front porch steps, and she looked back the way we came.
“Irina and Tanya are coming. C’mon, let’s go inside. I’ll show you around.” She walked up the white steps, and opened the wooden door.
I stepped inside, and looked around for what seemed like the first time. A chandelier hung from the tall ceiling in the foyer, glistening on the egg shell white tile beneath it. The walls were toned an olive green, and the living room, next to us, had a white carpet, and tan couches with the same olive green walls. Kate led me through the living room where there were pictures along the mantle above a stone fireplace of them, and two other beautiful vampires, who I assumed were Carmen and Eleazar.
She led me into the next room, the dining room, which we had sat in earlier. The table and chairs were cherry oak, and had a paisley throw rug beneath it, and the walls were a deep red. There were exquisite paintings on the walls that I didn’t recognize, even with my ailment.
The kitchen was the most beautiful room so far though. The walls were tan, and the countertops were granite. They had a refrigerator and a stove, but I assumed it was just for show. The kitchen had a huge window, extending all the way up the cathedral like ceilings, with a half circle on top with green and red curtains.
She led me back through the hallway that extended off of the kitchen. The first door was a blue bathroom, and we didn’t even bother to look at that.
“Tanya’s room,” she said, gesturing to the pink room. “My room,” she said, when we passed an orange room. “And for right now, you’ll be sharing a room with Irina, but we hardly use them, so it really shouldn’t be that much of an issue.” She said, opening a door to a purple bedroom.
The carpet was white, and there was a small purple couch in the corner of the room, and a television on the wall. On the other side of the room, there was a yellow chair, an easel, and a bookshelf filled with books.
“Thank you so much for everything,” I said, when I saw Tanya and Irina coming through the hallway. My gratitude was exceptional- it was too much, everything they were doing for me...
“It’s no problem, Irina doesn’t mind sharing a room at all, she shared with Carmen for years.” Tanya said, looking at Irina who had a smile on her face, and she shook her head.
“No, everything. I feel like I’m imposing on you all. You’re all so kind and caring…I don’t deserve all of this.” I said, slumping my shoulders sadly.
“Darling, we accepted you here. If we thought you’d be a problem, I would’ve left you on the shore of the beach to have someone come and find you. Please, just be grateful that we found you.” Tanya said, smiling slightly.
“Thank you,” I repeated and they all nodded.
“Well, what shall we do now?” Tanya asked, clapping her hands together once.
“If you don’t mind I’d like to learn more about vampires.” I said, tentatively, wondering if it was a risky subject matter to enter. But I guess that made Tanya happy, because her smile grew wider.
“Of course! How about we go into the living room. You have so much to learn, Bella.” She said, waving a hand at me, and turning to leave. We followed her out of the hallway, and I was still in a slight state of shock- I was a vampire.
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