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A Different Beginning

Have you ever said 'what if' in your life? Well, I know I have. In New Moon, what if Jasper had gotten to Bella?


2. Awakening

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Chapter Two! J

I slowly sat up on the bed, looking around at my surroundings. I was in Edward’s room and seated on his leather couch in which I could see every intricate stitch sewn into it. I looked around the room. I could now read every single artist and album that was in his shelves of CD’s hanging on the wall.

“Bella?” I heard a voice to the right of me. I turned my head to see that it was Edward sitting there in a chair beside his couch. “How are you feeling?” He asked.

“I’m fine; just trying to get used to the forty-forty vision now.” I laughed musically. I snapped my mouth shut, surprised at what came out of my mouth.

Edward chuckled and stood up and walked over to me and sat down one the space to my left. “So, Bella, you feel okay?” Esme asked.

My head snapped up a second time. I forgot Esme was in the room with us. “Yeah, I feel fine. Besides the fact that I have enhanced vision that I’ll have to get used to, I’m fine.” I replied to her.

She chuckled and said that she was going to go get Carlisle and slipped quietly and gracefully out of the room.

“So…..what’s up?” I asked, not enjoying the silence that had befallen the room after Esme had left.

“Not much. Just sitting here and admiring how beautiful you are.” He said.

I was embarrassed, but for once in my life, I didn’t blush. I smiled when I realized this.

“What are you smiling at?” He asked me.

“I don’t blush anymore, that’s what!” I said happily. Right then, Carlisle and Esme came in the room.

“I see I don’t need to ask how you are, Bella. It looks like you are perfectly fine.” Carlisle chuckled, standing in the middle of the room.

“Yeah, she went through the transformation okay.” I heard Edward say from my side.

“Except for the screaming.” Emmett muttered from the doorway. There was a big ‘Ow’ as Rosalie hit him upside the head.

Edward snickered as we both stood up from the soft couch. “So, Bella, how do you feel?” Carlisle asked me.

“Seriously?” I asked and he nodded at me. “I’ve never felt this good since the day Edward told me he loved me the first time.” I said. Edward smiled and kissed the top of my head.

“So…has Bella had a chance to look in the mirror yet?” Esme asked curiously.

“No, she hasn’t. Go.” He said, pushing me towards the door that led to his bathroom.

I walked inside and turned around to be met with a huge surprise. My hair was longer, reaching a little above mid back. The color of my hair wasn’t a medium-colored brown as it was when I was human. It was now a dark brown and the red that was in it was now more prominent. That’s when I saw something that made me scream.

Edward ran through the bathroom door, Esme and Carlisle behind him. “Bella, what’s wrong?” He asked.

“M...my eyes!” I exclaimed. I looked back at my eyes in the mirror.

They were a startling ice blue.

“I didn’t notice those until now.” Edward muttered, whirling me around to look me straight into my eyes that weren’t supposed to be this color. ‘Were they?’ I thought to myself.

“Come out into Edward’s room, Bella.” Carlisle said, motioning through the bathroom door. I followed Edward through the door and back into his room and sat on the soft, black leather of his couch.

“Why are my eyes like this, Carlisle?” I asked.

“Well, I’ve never seen this before, but I have a theory. Every new vampire, when they are reborn and have awakened from the transformation, has blood red eyes. This is due to the fact that there is still human blood circulating in their body. But, I have heard, I haven’t seen, but it is known that some powerful vampire’s eye color relate to their power, now, I don’t know what your power is, but we will find out in time.” He said.

I nodded, thinking it over, not knowing what my power was and scared to find out what it was. I stopped thinking about what my powers would turn out to be and looked around the room.

Edward was looking at me from my side on his couch, Carlisle and Esme were standing in front of us about five feet away, and Rosalie and Emmett were standing by Edward’s closet door. Alice and Jasper weren’t here.

“Well, we’re going to go downstairs.” Carlisle said and Esme and Rosalie followed him out of the room, Emmett still leaning against the wall, a far away look on his face.

“Emmett, let’s go.” Rose said, stopping in the doorway. But Emmett didn’t move. Rosalie sighed, walked over to him, grabbing him by his muscle covered upper arm and pulled him, with an amazing amount of strength, through the door, closing it behind her.

Edward chuckled, taking his hand in mine. “Hey, Edward?” I asked him, looking up into his dark ocher eyes.

“Yeah?” He answered, looking back down at me, his eyes held laughter in them.

“Where are Alice and Jasper?” I asked.

That’s when his tawny eyes when from a topaz to midnight black. “You don’t need to worry about that.” He said, taking my hand and pulling me up. “You need to go hunting.”

I stood up, but pulled my hand out of his. “Where are they, Edward?” I asked, more sternly than before.

Edward groaned. “Bella, all you need to know is that Jasper will no longer go near you and Alice went with him when he left,” He growled, “Now, before you attack the mailman, you need to go hunting.” He pulled me out of his door and down the stairs.

When we reached the bottom of the stairs, he took me out the front door, calling to his family that we were leaving.