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A Small World
Edward leaves Bella. She is attacked by Laurent and turned into a vampire. Now, twenty yeas later, she's back in Forks. The leader of the coven, Meg is getting engaged. The Cullens are invited. Will Bella let Edward rectify his mistake? Or will she move on as he intenede for her to do so?
5. Chapter 5
Word Count 1189
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I put on the ugly yellow robe and ran out to the car.
“I’m ready,” I called to Meg.
It was the day of graduation. Meg, Shelly and I were running late. Daniel, Jacob and Nathan had already left.
Meg drove at top speed in her Bentley Gt., resulting in us being a few seconds earlier than anticipated.
I waited in line, impatiently. Finally my name was called. I ran on stage, got my diploma and waited for the rest of the ceremony to finish.
Jake, Dan. Nathan, Tasha and I went out to celebrate. Meg and Shelly were busy with the preparations for the party.
Meg’s parties weren’t like the normal booze-and-smoking-filled ones that most people had. Meg’s parties had class. It was similar to a family gathering or a business party. Formal dresses, champagne and loads of chatting with very little dancing.
We were going out for movies. We watched ‘30 Days of Night’, a movie about a town that experiences a month without lights. On this particular month, vampires arrived at the town.
Jacob and Nathan spent most of the movie telling the vampires onscreen how to act.
I’m surprised that no one threw them out of the theatre. The lights came on.
I got up and leaned my head against Daniel as we walked out of the theatre.
“You okay?” he whispered.
“The day before Jake changed, we were at the movies,” I explained to him. “About a week after that I was attacked.”
“Bella, you’ve got to move past all this. You can’t continue living in the past.”
I was about to respond but then I smelt a familiar scent. A scent I’d recognize, even if I was dead. Edward’s scent.
I struggled to compose myself. “Dan, I’ll meet you at the car.”
“What? Where are you going?”
“I don’t know.”
I pushed past everyone and followed the scent. Bella, don’t do this to yourself, I begged.
It could be him.
What’s the guarantee? It could be anyone’s scent.
I’ll take the chance.
You’re being ridiculous
The whole argument in my head took a few minutes. I stood, debating with myself. It was then that I realized that I was incredibly close to the scent and outside the ladies room. I pushed open the door and went in.
The bathroom was empty except for a girl who stood at the mirror. She was busy combing her hair.
She had strawberry blonde hair and topaz eyes. Wait a minute. Only vampires have topaz eyes.
“Vampire,” I whispered to myself.
The girl spun around, only noticing me then.
“Hi. I’m Tanya,” she said to me.
Something about her name was vaguely familiar.
“I’m Bella. I’m sorry but have we met? Your name seems vaguely familiar.”
Tanya looked me up and down, She shook her head. “No. I’m sure I would remember you if we had met. I never forget a face,” she said with a laugh.
“Oh. I thought… your scent is familiar to me.”
She shrugged. “Well, it was a pleasure meeting you, Bella.”
“See you soon.”
And then she left, leaving me to fall into pieces.
I watched the sunlight glitter off me. I was in my room, lying on the floor, doing nothing. As always. It had become a new past time.
I thought of Bella and her reaction to me in the sunlight. She had feared so little about me. She was silly. I was the most dangerous predator alive.
I had tried to my hardest to forget her but I couldn’t. It wasn’t because as a vampire I had perfect memory, although that certainly was a part of it. It was because I didn’t want to. A small part of me held on to this memories. It was a punishment to me, for leaving her. I though of her face when I had told her the news. She was crushed. Would she have gotten over it by the time she disappeared? Would she had stayed with me if I hadn’t left her?
I couldn’t forget her. It was impossible.
Every time I closed my eyes, I thought of her. Her smile. Her eyes. Her smell.
I had no idea who the stranger in the bookstore was, and I had no intentions of finding out.
“Edward,” Tanya said, bursting into my room.
“Ever heard of knocking?”
Damn. He sounds worse than usual.
“I can hear you,” I reminded her.
“Oops. Sorry,” she smiled guiltily.
I sat upright. “What do you want?”
He sounds terrible. He sounds…lifeless. Like a zombie.
I took a deep breath and ignored Tanya’s thoughts. “So?” I prompted.
“Oh. Yeah. Um, I wanted to go to the mall.”
“I wanted you to take me.”
“Is this another distraction technique?” I asked.
She had been trying to distract me from thinking about Bella but it had proven unsuccessful. Distractions. I had told Bella that I would be easily distracted. If only.
Tanya nodded sheepishly.
I forced out a smile. She was just trying to help.
“Okay, Tanya. Let’s go.”
Tanya wanted to go shopping. I didn’t understand why. She insisted that a girl could never have too many clothes.
I accompanied her to the numerous shops. Finally we were done.
“I need to use the bathroom. Will you wait for me in the car?” she asked.
I wasn’t sure of what she was going to do. Vampires didn’t use the bathroom. I listened to her thoughts to see if they betrayed anything.
She was in the bathroom, staring at her reflection.
Why? Why doesn’t he like me? I don’t understand what was so special about that girl-
I stopped listening to her. I didn’t want to think about it. But how could I not?
I turned on the radio and listened to a rock station. I tried to focus on the instrument and not the lyrics, just to be safe.
Tanya pulled the car door open. A familiar scent assaulted my nostrils.
“Hey,” she said.
“Hi,” I said, absently, trying to place the scent.
We were nearly home when it hit me. That was the scent that I smelt in the bookstore.
“You smell different,” I commented.
“Oh. Yeah. I met a vampire in the bathroom. She was weird,” Tanya shook her head.
I walked out the car and to the house. Alice rushed to meet me. She knew what I wanted.
“I’ve been busy. I want to see what Jazz is getting for me for Christmas,” she said sheepishly.
“So..” I prompted her.
She closed her eyes and tried to see into the future. I waited impatiently. Finally she exhaled and opened her eyes.
“Edward, I can’t see anything.”
“I don’t know. The only creatures I can’t see are werewolves. The vampire might be friend with one,” she shrugged helplessly.
I frowned. What vampire would fraternize with werewolves?