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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
3. What Comes With A New Life...
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Chapter 3: What Comes With a New Life
I sat down in front of the fireplace on the smallest couch next to Irina, and Tanya and Kate sat in the chairs on either side of us. Tanya smiled as she looked at me, and cocked her head to the side. “Where would you like us to start?” she asked.
I looked forward into the fire that Kate had started before we all sat down. The flames crackled loudly, and sent ashes spilling out onto the floor. I looked back at Tanya, and shrugged. “Just tell me whatever you think is important. Just start from the beginning.”
“Alright, the beginning then. Kate, how much did you tell her of the Volturi?” Tanya asked her.
“I just told her that they were a powerful, royal family that lived in Volterra, Italy.” She said, smiling over at me.
“Okay then. The Volturi is composed of three groups. The first group, are basically the founding patrons- Aro, Marcus and Caius. The second group, is the Volturi Guard. The Volturi Guard does all of the work for the patrons. And the third group, is the wives, but they aren’t very important.
“The Volturi has existed for thousands of years, no one really knows precisely how long. Also, many have never even come face to face with any of them unless they had a reason to provoke them. We have all seen them because of our mother. When the Volturi was first created, they were known as the nighttime patrons of the arts.”
“Why are they so important?” I asked.
Irina patted my knee. “Because of their powers. You see, many of our kind have powers, who knows, maybe even you have one. But, it might take some time to discover. Tanya and I don’t have powers, but we like to joke that Tanya has the art of seduction.” They all laughed loudly, and Tanya threw her head back, and flipped her strawberry blonde hair.
“Oh you know,” she said, still giggling.
“Anyway, my power is that I can see the plans of other vampires. Not quite the future, but I can see what their anticipating to do within a certain time range. It’s very useful sometimes.” Kate said.
“You said we don’t use our bedrooms much, why is that?”
They all looked at each other, and laughed softly. “We don’t sleep…at all.” Kate said, looking at me, as though it were obvious from the purple circles under our eyes.
I felt a little foolish for not realizing it before, and I smiled bashfully.
“I’m sorry, this is just all so new to me. I should’ve known. Any other weird things I should know about our kind?” I asked.
“No, I don’t think so…,” Irina said, tapping her chin, looking up, causing her eyebrows to pull together while she thought.
I couldn’t imagine this all. It was all too different than I was used to. No sleeping and no eating. I remembered from my human life that I was a little clumsy, but even after all the running I did today, I haven’t fallen or broken anything once.
I looked between the three of them, expectantly, hoping that they wouldn’t say anything more.
“Oh, and we can’t go out into the sunlight- in front of people that is- and our skin is very cold to the human touch.” Irina commented.
“Will we burn or something?” I asked, a small smile etching on my face. I knew all of the stereotypical vampire stories- sleep in coffins, burn in the sunlight, die from a silver stake in the heart.
Kate laughed. “No, but we…sparkle. You probably didn’t notice today because it was a bit cloudy while we were hunting, but it should be nice tomorrow- we’ll show you then. It’s ve ry distracting to humans and we would be bring immediate unwanted attention to ourselves. We try to blend in if we have any reason to go into town, like shopping or something.”
“And why is our skin cold?” I asked, touching Irina’s skin lightly, but feeling no temperature difference.
“Oh, that’s easy. But it might be a little disturbing.” Irina said, looking at me from under her lashes. “We’re basically…dead, but we’re immortal, if you’re wondering.” She said quietly, trying her best not to alarm me.
“We live…forever?” I said slowly, seeing how it sounded in that context- it was worse.
“Yes,” Tanya said gently. “But, it sounds worse than it is. Time goes by faster and faster through the years.”
“I just can’t imagine…no sleeping, and living forever! What do you do all day and all night? Isn’t it…I don’t know, boring?” I asked a bit incredulous.
“Well, sometimes. But, we’re usually always doing something. Irina enjoys painting and reading, Kate plays the violin, and I play the piano. We all find something to do during the night. What do you do?” Tanya asked me.
“Nothing really,” I shrugged, trying to think of anything that I used to do in my human life that compared to the talents that the three of them possessed. “I read…I think…”
“Well, what do you want to do?” Irina asked me, earnestly.
I looked between the three pairs of gold eyes staring at me, waiting for me to speak. My mouth opened, but nothing came out. “Maybe…” I looked around the room, and saw a painting hanging up above a grand piano in the corner of the room. Learning to play the piano would be too difficult, maybe I’d try my hand at art- see how that goes. “painting?”
“Wonderful! Oh, Irina, would you show her some of your techniques? You’re paintings are so beautiful, she could learn so much!” Tanya said, looking pointedly at Irina, who nodded her head ‘yes’ and turned back to me.
“It is a bit difficult, but I’m sure you could do it if you wanted to.” She said with a gentle smile on her face, when the phone rang loudly.
“I’ll get it,” Kate said, standing up and going out to the kitchen to answer it.
We sat in silence, listening for Kate to come back and tell us who it was. I looked directly into the fireplace, and I could tell that Tanya was staring straight at me. I looked out from the corner of my eye to see her just looking away into the flames also.
Kate came back after a short moment, a wide grin spreading across her face.
What?” I asked, confused by her sudden change of expression. It seemed that Kate hardly ever smiled unless really good news was in place, or she was very happy.
“Tanyaaaaaa!” she sang happily, laughing as she did so. She ran up right in front of Tanya, and got in her face, still smiling and laughing. “Guess who’s coming to stay with us!” she sang again.
Tanya’s face lit up, and she snickered. “You’re joking! Edward?!” she said, incredulously.
I felt my face fill up with confusion. Irina leaned into my ear, “Tanya has been obsessively in love with a boy named Edward Cullen since the dawn of time,” she chuckled, but it sounded a little strange.
Tanya looked at Irina in an expression of mock disgust, and then smiled. “I guess. But, oh he is gorgeous! And now that…” she looked at me from the corner of her eyes before they grew wide, but in the next instant, they became normal again. She laughed nervously. “Now that he’s going to be here, I get to see him more. So hands off!” she warned playfully.
“Don’t worry, I won’t.” I said, and I could feel the smile etching on my lips as well as the atmosphere became light.
“Did he say when he was coming?” Irina asked Kate.
Kate nodded, “He said that he should be here tonight,” she looked at Tanya. “I’d go get ready, your man is coming!” she laughed.
Tanya scrambled off the chair, and shot down the hallway without a minute’s hesitation. We all stared after her before Kate laughed.
“Well, she’ll be up there agonizing over what to wear for a couple hours. I bet you’re a little confused at this too, huh?” Kate said with a sigh, all trace of a smile disappearing.
“A little. I admitted sheepishly.
“Well, like we said earlier, there is only one other family of our kind, and that is the Cullen family, who live in Forks, Washington in the Olympic Peninsula. They are mostly banded together as married couples, except for Edward, who has been single for quite a long time now. Carlisle, their leader, has Esme, Alice has Jasper, Rosalie has Emmett, and Edward is alone.” Kate explained.
“Yeah, and Tanya has been trying to get Edward to notice her that way for so long, but he’s very stubborn, you see.” Irina added.
“Well has he ever been with anyone?” I asked, curiously.
They looked at each other quickly, and if I wasn’t a vampire, I probably wouldn’t have even noticed it.
“No,” they said in unison.
“Didn’t you say I lived in Forks?” I asked, looking between them.
Kate looked hesitant to answer but shrugged her shoulders. “Yes, but you probably have never seen them…they hide…”
I nodded, and looked back toward the fire, wondering why they acted the way they did when I asked that. Had he been with one of them, and Tanya didn’t know? Had he been with both of them? Had I ever actually met them before? It scared me a little, knowing that there were vampires present in Forks when I was human. Suddenly, I was a bit curious to meet this Edward Cullen.
“So, why does Tanya like him so much, if he does nothing but ignore her basically?” I asked, still confused at the first situation.
“Well,” Kate began, sitting down in Tanya’s chair. “It’s not that he ignores her really, he’s just stubborn. He claims that he finds her attractive and all, but he doesn’t love her the way he-“ Irina cut her off , by springing up, and clapping her hands.
“Kate, do you think that we should go check on Tanya, see if she needs help picking out an outfit?”
“Sure, Bella, you just stay here, we’ll be right back out. We’re just going to give her a little pep talk,” Kate said, smiling slightly, but it never reached her eyes.
They bounded up the stairs quickly. I stood up from the couch and went over to the beautiful grand piano that I saw sitting in the corner of the room earlier. Just as I was about to sit down, I heard Tanya call my name.
I looked up, and saw her standing at the opening of the living room with wet hair, and a hairbrush in her hand. “I’m going to have to ask you a favor,” she said, coming towards me quickly.
She put her free hand on the top of the piano, and combed through her hair.
“Alright, this is a very odd request, but, we’re going to have to have you…change your name.” she said sheepishly.
“Change my name?” I said slowly, letting it sink into my mind.
“Yes, you see, I’m not sure how Edward will react when he finds out I saved y ou. I think the best idea would be to make up some sort of story about you, and give you a new name so that nobody becomes suspicious.”
My eyebrow furrowed at the word suspicious, and I looked down at the ivory keys and back up at Tanya’s face.
“Okay, what would you like me to do?” I asked.
“Well, how do you feel about the name ‘Lillian?” she asked with a smile, but she said it in a voice that you’d use to lure a child to the dentist, but bring him with toys for afterward.
“It’s a nice name,” I said quietly. “What’s my story?”
“If anyone asks, you have been living with us for the past year or so. I came to Forks to spread the news, but couldn’t find them. You came from a higher area in Alaska, and you weren’t sure what you became, or how you became this way. Can you remember that?” she20asked.
“Yes,” I nodded.
“Great! When he comes here, just answer the door for me while I finish getting ready, he should be here any moment.” She said, bounding back off down the hallway.
I sat down at the piano and set each of my fingers carefully on the ivory keys. I pressed down lightly on the first- a wonderful sound erupting from it as I did so.
Suddenly, I was interrupted by a quiet rasp at the door.
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