Another Word for Lonely
Thank you to Oh Mike, How will I go on for the amazing Banner!!! Go read her stories :) Bella's a half Vampire and half human, daughter of Aro, a secret that is to be kept at all costs. She moves away, disgusted from her life in Volterra, to Forks to start fresh. There, she runs into the Cullen's, who don't have any idea what she is, or who she's the daughter of. What happens when she falls for Edward, and Edward for her? And what will happen when Aro summons her back home? Who is in danger, Bella or the Cullens? AU Slightly OOC BxE
1. First Day
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This was the hated of all days, the torturous, ridiculous, absolutely disdainful day in all of my existance. It was the first day of high school. I had gone through the motions enough to become used to it. The new girl in school, the shiny new toy that everyone wanted to play with. And unfortunatly, this time I was a transfer, so not only was I the new kid, I was the new kid that transferred in the middle of a school year. I winced, recalling how much I hated this routine. I had just moved to this hole of a town, my belongings safely tucked away where they belonged. I managed to buy the place furnished, adding only a few personal effects. I created quite an extravagant lie this time. I was the rich orphan of my extremly wealthy parents, who were tragically killed in a car accident. All their fortune fell to my hands after I filled for emancipation from my foster parents. It was a pitiful enough story that I knew no one would pry too much, for fear of hurting my feelings, and it explained why I was in a new town by myself with loads of money. I explained to the school principle when I had phoned in regarding my transfer that I needed a new start and what better place then a small town like Forks. It was quite amusing to hear his false concern for my situation, I knew he was only looking forward to the contribution I promised I would give if the gossip around the faculty stayed at minimum. I'd had bad expereiences with teachers divulging information to students, who took it upon themselves to snoop into my business.
Today was the start of something fresh, something new. I didn't look forward to starting school, yet again, but I did enjoy the human interaction. I had been away from it far too long. I had been in this world long enough to have a taste for fashion, but never a passion for it. I enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, and I couldn't help it if the simple pleasures came in the form of my Robert Rodriguez Leather Cropped Jacket & Twisted-Knot Skirt along with my Chuck Taylors. I normally didn't indulge in the designer outfits for school, but I felt like being a little edgy today, and I highly doubted anyone knew who Robert Rodriguez was anyway in this town. So I grabbed my Alexander McQueen Trench Coat and a purse big enough for a couple folders, papers and pens and headed out the door. I stopped for a moment, gazing in adoration at my new car. I hadn't intended on driving a brand new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Special Edition, but once I test drove that baby, I never wanted to leave it. Besides, it had been a gift. I sat in the amazingly comfortable leather seat and turned on the stereo for my much needed music morning ritual. Just a little Bloc party to start my day.
I drove the 2. 3 minutes it took to get to the school, I'm sure it would have taken longer had I not been going 40 above the speed limit. I pulled into the parking lot, scoping out the parking possiblities. Interesting, there was a shiny new volvo parked here, at least I wan't the only one with money. I parked across the lot where only a few cars dared park. It seemed as if no one here like to walk very far, they all rushed to grab the closest parkings to the entrance. I sat for a second, breathing in the new car smell that I loved. This was just like anyother first day, so why did I feel so nervous? I blew out the breath I had been holding and slowly opened my door. I hadn't notice prior to opening my door that a small group had formed near my car, waiting for a glimpse of who could possible be driving it. I guess my ultra tinted windows did work. I placed one conversed covered foot on the pavement, then manuvered my way out in my tiny skirt so that no one would get a peep show. I stood, and grabbed my bag and casually strolled padt the gawking teenagers on my way to the front office. I couldn't tell if they were staring at me, or at my car. I'd say the chances were 50/50.
I walked into the office up to the front desk. The woman gave a pathetic attempt at trying to make it sound as if she cared, and I could only assume she had already heard about my oh so tragic beginnings. I had to concentrate from rolling my eyes. She handed me my schedule along with a map, and repeatedly asked if I needed a guide.
"I think I can handle it." I said, turning and walking back out into the bustling hall. I glanced at the map, and realaized my class was only a couple rooms away. I walked in, not really making eye contact with anyone, just wanting to find the teacher. I didn't see an adult in sight, so I used my extra abilities and unnoticably sniffed out the air. Teachers always had a stagnat chalk and dry erase smell about them, with a hint of bitter coffee. Ahh... He was crouching under his desk, probably picking up something he dropped. I was right, because no sooner than I realised where he was, the man stoo dup and placed something back on his desk.
"We have a new student I assume?" He asked, as a gave him the paper Mrs. Cope gave me to have all my teachers sign.
"You assume correctly." I said emotionless.
"Lets see... your name is Bella? You can sit there in the empty seat behind Eric." He said pointing to a seat in the back center row. I made my way over and took off my trench and hung it on a hook before sitting down.
"You're the new girl right?" The boy named Eric asked, turning around in his seat. It appeared we had a free class today, we were all free to catch up on homework, which was an excuse for the teacher to catch up on work he had failed to do over the weekend.
"Yep. How'd you know?" I responed.
"Well I've never seen that car in the parking lot and I don't think I've seen you around here before." He said, thinking I was serious.
"Wow, you're perceptive." I smiled. As much as I hated first days, it wasn't nice to be so mean to the poor boy. I sighed, and decided to give him a chance. "So it's Eric right?"
"Yea, Eric Yorkie." He smiled, victory in his features at getting a response from me.
"Do you think I can borrow the notes from the past couple of weeks, I really would hate to get behind." I asked, slightly pouting. I honestly didn't need the notes, but I need to keep up all the pretenses.
"Sure!" The rest of the class continued in the same way, me asking questions about the material, and Eric eagerly answering. The rest of my classes followed suit, and I had managed to somehow fall into the 'popular' crowd in Forks High. I made friends with Jessica, the gossip queen. Lauren, the prom queen type. Mike, the resident jock. Tyler, a ladies man. And Angela , the only person who seemed remotely decent. If there was one thing I hated about high school were the superficial kids that only wanted status, so suffice to say, I was less than thrilled to be accepted my these kids. I couldn't understand why someone like Angela, someone kind, sincere, and shy was friends with Jessica and Lauren.
It was finally lunch time and I walked to the line with Jessica and Angela. We had just come from trig and we were talking about the homework that was assigned. Angela had offered to lend me her notes and I had accepted the offer. We each grabbed a tray, and I loaded mine with a small salad and juice. Io wasn't really hungry, human food rarely held any appeal, but not eating would only raise questions. I rememeber years before, I had declined food at lunch, and the girls began to gossip about my 'eating disorder'. We sat at a centralized table, and I took the time to gaze around the room. I looked at the cliques that had formed, the band geeks in the corner, the goths outside on the grass, the emo kids at tehir round table near the doors, the jocks ony one table away and the cheerleaders next to them. It always made me laugh to see how kids could disassociate themselves in high school. I would never understand the typical teenager. My gaze fell upon another table, only to have my burgandy eyes drawn to the most beautiful shade of gold. I couldn't pull my gaze away from his eyes, not even to look at his face. We were frozen in time, staring at each other. I finally blinked and looked at him, really looked. I saw the reddish brown of this messy hair, the deathly pale color of his skin ...the bruises under his eyes... the ...the beauty of his form, he could shame Adonis...he...his...heartbeat, or lack there-of. I glanced quickly to his companions, they all had the same characteristics.
"Who...who are they?" I stammered, not really knowing who I was asking.
"Oh them? They're the Cullens. They're new too, moved here about a year ago from Alaska or something." Cullen, why did that name sound so familiar? "And that's Edward, he's totally staring at you." Jessical giggled. I glanced back at him and his jaw clenched, making his face even more beautiful. Of course he was beautiful, he was a Vampire! I was starting to panic. I knew exactly what he was, how much time before he knew what I was? How much time before Volterra's best kept secret was revealed, before tha Vampire world knew Aro fathered a daughter, and I was that child? I had a hearbeat like a human, yet it was alarmingly fast, too fast to be human. Ad my scent was not normal, it wasn't delicious to Vampire, it was normal, I would smell like them. And my eyes! They were normally a dark brown, but I had stolen some blood from the Red Cross, so now they had a red tinge to them, making them burgandy. My skin, just as hard as theirs, slightly glistened in the sun just enough for them to notice if they ever saw. I needed to leave, I needed to get out of this room away from them. Far enough so that I could shield myself and get away. What shocked me was the color of their eyes.I was certain, without a doubt, that they were Vampire, yet their eye color had been golden, how could that be?
I slowly stood from my table, and grabbed my jacket and bag.
"Hey Bella, where are you going?" Mike asked, I could see he wanted to try and join me.
"Oh, I..um gotta go to the bathroom." I stuttered out before rushing to the doors that led to the hallway, and beyond that to my car. I couldn't run as fast as I had wanted, it would only bring attention. I had finally reached my car and had managed to open the door and throw my bag inside when I was yanked back roughly and forced to turn around, a low growl escaping my lips. My head was lowered as I felt my door close and my attacker stand there. It was a man, I could tell by his shoes and tailoring of his pants. He smelled, minty with hints of lemon. He remined me of sun. I slowly looked up, my eyes peeking up from the wall of hair that had fallen into my face. I brushed my hair back with my fingers looking my attacker in the eyes. It was him. Edward Cullen. He looked at me angrily, and I could see his jaw muscles flex. I was scared, scared that my secret would get out, that they would try to attack me and cause a messy scene, scared that Aro would find out. But I was also upset. He had no right to attack me the way he had. My anger go tthe better of me.
"Where's your family? They didn't follow you." I asked. I wanted to know if I should be prepared for a larger group.
"They're close enough." Was all he said.
"Well, this has been fun, but before you so rudely grabbed me, I had intended to leave. So if you will excuse me..." I said, opening my door, before he shut it again. "What is your problem?" I knew they had no idea that I was a half-breed, but whose to assume that I wasn't some all powerfull thing that could kick his ass as far as Europe? But lucky for me, I did have some power and it was enough to scare the living day lights out of Jane. I tried to open my door again, and again he closed it.
"You really don't want to do that again." I said slowly.
"What are you?" He demanded.
"I don't know what you're talking about." I said, crossing my arms.
"You're not human. Your heartbeat, your scent, your eye color tells me that. What are you?" He asked again, this time more seriously.
"You know, that tone of voice doesn't really make me want to answer your question." I said, leaning casually against my car. I could hear footsteps and a light thud thud from a heartbeat. I looked over Edward's shoulder to find Mike Newton walking our way. There is a god! Who knew that the pathetic Newton boy would save me from the clutches of the beautiful Edward Adonis Cullen? Who knew that I would ever want to be saved from him? I smirked at Edward, who I only recieved a glare from. "It looks like we have company." I whispered mockingly.
"Hey Bella, uhh...Cullen." He greeted Edward seeming confused. "You were gone for awhile so I came looking for you. We have Bio next and I thought I'd walk you." He said.
"I'd love that Mike." I said smiling, trying to walk around Edward to get to him. But Edward didn't give up so easily. He grabbed my arm holding me back. To Mike it looked like a gentle touch, like Edward wanted to tell me something. But by the pressure he was putting on my forearm, It was enough to snap poor Mike's neck in half. I looked up at Edward, my eyebrow raised expectanlty. "Yes?"
"We weren't finished." He said coldly.
"Um you want me to wait for you in the hall Bella?" Mike asked. Edward said 'yes' and I said 'no' at the same time, but with the deadly glare Edward threw at him, he was halfway to the doors by the time I realized what happened. I let out a resigned sigh.
"What do you want?" I whispered.
"We want to know what you are." He said.
"I'm not a danger to them, if that's what you want to know." I said, looking at him.
"How do we know that." He said.
"Faith. Doesn't anyone trust anymore?" I half joked.
"Not enough." He said.
"Last I remember, this was a free country. I can live and go to school where I so damn please." I said irriated.
"I think that law only applies to humans." He said. I could see a slight tug at his lips; he wanted to laugh.
"Yeah well, you have your own laws as well, and I do believe that they prohibit you from claiming land." I pointed out. I remembered the fiasco in the south when the Volturri had to clean up a mess over land claim. He stiffened.
"How do you know..." He started, but I cut him off.
"There are some things that you don't need to know or understand, this is one of them. I'm not dangerous, you don't have to worry. I'd appreciate it if you would lay off. If I continue to recieve problems from your territorial tendencies, I have no problem calling in a favor." I said. This froze him in his tracks and he just looked at me wide eyed. "Now if you excuse me, I have Biology to attend." I said grabbing my bad from my car again and walked towards the building.
Well this was an eventful day.
Not only did I get to break in my new V12 Vantage Carbon Black Special Edition, but I had managed to get on the bad side of at least 5 Vampires. Fun. All I needed to do was make sure they never found out what I was, a half-breed. Once Vampires knew that it was possible, who knew how many would try it and all the innocents that would be killed in the process. It was a dark thought that caused me to shudder, almost as much as the realization that I was stuck sitting next to Edward Freaking Adonis Cullen in Biology for the rest of the school year. Damn.