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Your Future Awaits

Summary:
bannerThank you to the wonderful Oh, Mike how will I go on for this Perfect Banner!!! Go read her stories! Bella feels a strong pull towards the Czech Republic, always dreaming of a strange man on the Charles bridge that she can never reach. So when she graduates high school and gets a mysterious letter stating that her tuition to go to university in Prague has been taken care of, she follows fate towards her destiny. But once there, will she finally unravel her mysterious dreams and the stranger within, or the danger lurking beneath them? AU and yes this is a BxE, but with a few twists along the way... Rated Adult for Lemon's in the end.


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9. Can I stay the night?

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“Alice, I’ve already told you three times the part where I explained to Edward I loved him! Do I really have to do it again?” I complained. I was giddy the first time I told her, now I was just irritated.

“You saw it anyway Alice, give Bella a rest.” Edward told her, no doubt taking pity on my tired vocal chords.

“You saw it? Were you spying on us? Peeping Tom!” I pointed my finger at her, receiving a giggle from her and myself. “Seriously, how did you see it?”

“Well, some of our kind have special qualities, mine just happens to be the ability to see the future. So I literally did see you professing your love, I just liked hearing you say it in person.” She said. I must have looked amazed, because she continued. “Didn’t Edward tell you any of that?”

“No…. You’ve been holding out on me!” I accused him lightly.

“You barely found out the truth three hours ago! I’m sorry if I didn’t get too specific,” He rolled his eyes.

“Do you have a special ability?” I asked him.

“Actually, everyone in this room has a special ability.”

“Really? What are they?” I asked, fully intrigued.

“As you just heard, Alice can see the future, but only based off of the decisions people make. So if someone changes their mind, the future will shift. Jasper has the ability to influence the emotions of those around him, as well as pick up what your feeling.” He paused noticing my blush. I didn’t want to think about the fact that when we walked in a couple of hours ago, I had been fully lusting after Edward from that earth shattering kiss he had given me. I just hoped Jasper didn’t pick up on that. I snuck in a glance to Jasper, and was defeated at the grin that was on his face, confirming my worst nightmare. Edward chuckled beside me.

“Why are you laughing?” I asked him, still mortified at my recent discovery.

“Nothing, Jasper was just enlightening me on your reactions from earlier. I must say, I’m flattered,” He shot me his stunning crooked smile, the kind that can make me do just about anything.

“I didn’t hear anything, what are you talking about?” I was confused.

“Well, my ability is a little bit more invasive.... I can read minds.”

OH MY GOSH! This was mortifying! The things that I have thought about him, or doing to him while around him…. Oh gosh, this was embarrassing! I turned about 10 shades of pink and red before he cleared his throat.

“So, that bad huh?” Alice said.

“What?”

“You seem to be a bit embarrassed.” Edward helped her out.

“You should know, you can read my mind!” I said as I buried my face in my hands.

“Love, I can read everyone’s mind… but yours. You’re my only exception.

I’ve tried, believe me, to hear even just a whisper from your mind, but its silent. It is like you're blocking me out,” he said as he wrapped his arm around my back. I slowly lifted my head up, looking at him.

“Really? You can’t hear me at all? Is there something wrong with me?” I asked.

“First, you’re upset because you think I can hear your mind, now you’re upset because I can’t?” he asked utterly confused.

“Well, no. But why am I the exception?”

“We have a theory than when you’re human, you have traits that are very strong, so when you turn into a vampire, that trait is intensified. You seem to be a type of shield that can block out mental intrusions. Your shield is very strong for being a human, however. We’ve never seen that before.”

“So, what your saying is…I’m like an X-Men? I have mutant powers or something?” Jasper couldn’t help but burst out laughing at my comment.

“Umm, no. Just like some people are more intuitive than others, or more charismatic than others, you’re just more closed off than other people.” Alice chirped.

“Gee thanks.” I said dryly.

“It’s not a bad thing Bella. It makes sense though, Esme had always told us how you often kept to yourself, and always seemed distant with other kids your age, aside from your friends. It would make sense that your mind has built up some kind of shield.” She said, making me feel a little bit better.

“I’m okay with that for now. So tell me more about Axton?” I asked. I really wanted to know what his story was. As far as I knew, he was a shape shifter that has been really nice to me, despite the fact he’s out for vengeance against the Cullen’s, and his sister was killed somehow. I wanted to know more.

“What do you want to know?” Edward asked, everyone tensing up at my question. This obviously was a touchy subject for them.

“You said he’s a shape shifter, what does he turn in to?”

“He is a type of wolf. There’s a group of shape shifter near Forks, they’re also wolves, but they are different breeds.”

“So he’s a werewolf?” I was getting pretty interested with all this new information I was getting.

“No, not a werewolf, he’s a shape shifter that turns into a breed of wolf. Technically a werewolf is a child of the night, and can only turn into one on a full moon. Shape shifters can change anytime they want. But sometimes they can change involuntarily, such as if they get angry enough.” Edward explained.

“So they ‘hulk’ out?” Watching all those comic book movies with Jacob back home was definitely influencing my absorption of all this.

“I guess you could say that.”

“Okay, so Alice said in the beginning that your other brother hit his sister in a car accident and she died. Is that true?” Axton had alluded to foul play, and I wanted the truth.

“Not entirely. That’s what the crime scene depicted, but it was a lot more graphic than that.” Edward said, clenching his teeth. He obviously did not think I was ready to hear the truth, but I wanted answers, and I wanted them now.

“Tell me…please?” I persisted.

“There are times when a human’s blood call to us stronger than others, we call it ‘La Tua Cantante’; the blood sings to us, I guess you could say. It’s so strong, that its nearly impossible to resist, I only know of one person that has been able to resist their singer…” Edward whispered.

“Who?” I asked, wanting to know.

“Me.” He said quietly.

“Really? You didn’t kill your singer? How did that happen?” I asked.

“I fell in love with her.” He said. He was in love before. I couldn’t help but feel my heart breaking.

“Oh.” Was all I managed to say.

“Bella, I’m talking about you.” He smiled at me.

OH!” I was instantly blissful.

“I don’t see why you should be happy that your blood calls to me the way heroin calls to an addict. You don’t understand how dangerous it is for you.” He frowned.

“But I’m still alive Edward, you resisted. That alone is remarkable, you even said so yourself. Okay, so continuing on, you have singers, what does that have to do with Axton’s sister?” I asked, getting back to my original question.

“Our brother Emmett was on his way back from town, he had decided to buy Rosalie, our sister, a vintage car as a gift and was returning to the house. As he was at a stop sign, the car across from him had its windows down. The wind had happened to blow through the intersection straight towards my brother, and the scent hit him like a ton of bricks. It’s extremely rare for any one of our kind to refrain from our singers, and unfortunately for him and her, he didn’t have the strength to resist. He didn’t plan it, he just acted, and the bloodlust within him took over. It wasn’t until she was dead that he realized what he had done. He called Rose, and they made the scene look like a car accident, her body flying through the windshield. It wasn’t until the next day that we realized her brother was a shape shifter. It seems that the trauma of losing his sister caused the change within him to respond. We believe that had he never experienced such a trauma, he never would have shifted. But you’re either born with the gene or your not, and he just so happened to be born with it and the trauma of losing his sister caused his body to react. He followed his new nose and instincts to our house and quickly figured out what we were. Since then he’s been trying to figure out how to exact revenge, but he knows that he’d lose in a fight. He followed us to Prague actually; he’s not really attending the University by the way. He won’t accept our apology and sincere regret over what happened, but then again, we can't blame him. Emmett has lived with the shame and regret of what happened, but he’s not the kind that lets things keep him down, so he and Rosalie have been on an extended honeymoon, after another vow renewal. He will never forget what happened, it will forever be with him, but he’s managed to move on. Axton can’t move on, he just seems to become more angry and bitter as each year passes.” Edward explained to me, giving me a few minutes to let it all soak in.

It was a lot to take in, all at once, but it was all seeping in slowly. I understood Axton’s misery over losing his sister, but to dwell on it and refuse to move on, it was hard for me to really feel sorry for for him. I wasn’t saying that it was okay what Emmett did, but at least Emmett knew that what he did was awful, but he was repentant and he found a way to move on. Like Edward said, Emmett would always remember and feel remorse, but you can adapt and move on. I didn’t want to judge Axton, or how he still felt, because there was no telling how I would feel in this sort of situation, but it was weird to hear of his extensive hate towards the Cullen’s, when he had been perfectly nice to me since I had met him on the plane.

To be honest, he was my first friend in Prague. And as much as he had scared and upset me at my apartment earlier, I still felt a warmth for him in me heart. There was something about him that drew me in. I felt his pain for losing his sister, for having to deal with such a life changing situation as becoming a wolf, for having the word you thought you knew turn upside down and reveal to you the most mythical of creatures as truth. It was a lot for a young person to go through, especially alone. Despite the rage emanating from his face as he warned me about the Cullen’s earlier, I still saw the tender, caring guy I met on the plane, and the artistic, passionate man I ran into at the castle. Even though he was destined to be an rage disposed shape shifter, he didn’t choose that life, and I couldn’t blame him for his actions or attitude. I could disagree, but not judge.

“Did you hear me Bella?” Alice asked, gently touching my arm. It seemed in my mental uploading of information; I had completely ignored what Alice was telling me.

“Oh, I’m sorry no. I was just thinking about what Edward just said, it was a lot to take in, but I get it.” I said.

“I was just saying how you’ll get to meet our other siblings, Emmett and Rosalie, this weekend. They’ll be flying in from their vacation in Africa. It will be so much fun to be all together again. And Esme was saying that she and Carlisle might fly up and visit too.” Alice chatted quickly.

“I can’t wait to meet the rest of your family.” I genuinely said, smiling in encouragement at Edward. Since he told me about Emmett and Axton’s sister, he had seemed withdrawn, almost like he expected me to run screaming. But I understood that just like there are accidents and problems in the human world, Vampires and Shape shifters have their own degree of problems and accidents.

Alice continued the night retelling stories of their family, recounting the hilarious wrestling matched between Emmett, Jasper, and Edward, the practical jokes they all have played on each other, the days spent playing chess with Edward , each piece in the same spot, until Alice saw who would win. It was all very entertaining. But the evening wasn’t complete until Edward had dropped off at my apartment and had ended my day with a breathtaking question.

We were standing in front of my still damaged door, deciding that tomorrow I would call and get it fixed, when Edward surprised me with an unexpected question.

“Seeing as your door frame is ruined, and the locks are not doing a good enough job of keeping you safe, would you be against the idea of me staying here, with you, for tonight. I don’t want to take any chances with your safety. I’ve just found the love of my life, my soul mate some would say, and I’m not ready to lose her yet.” He grinned down at me. I almost swooned.

“Uh…um… okay. I am definitely not against the idea.” I said, blushing at what I would like to do, but knowing full well Edward as too much of a gentleman to oblige.