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
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Edward and I ran quickly back to his family's house to finally let them in on my secret, a conversation I was quite nervous to have. My nerves had begun to affect me the closer I got to the house, and more than once, I may have hit my head on a low branch, something that I will never admit to aloud. My the time we reached the porch steps, my pants had a few tears in it and my hair had leaves and moss sticking to it.
"What happened?" Edward asked, attempting to hold back his laughter when he saw me.
"Nothing. I'm just nervous, that's all." I grumbled, walking up the steps. I looked over my shoulder at him to shoot him a glare, when my foot caught on the last step and sent me flying face first towards the floor. Lucky for me, I have pretty good reaction time and I caught myself before I face planted.
"Had you been any more human you would be the clumsiest person alive." He chuckled.
"Not funny. I can't help it if I become a bit more clumsy when my nerves hit me..." I shouted and brushed myself off. "I look like I got in a fight with a grizzly bear!"
"I hope you saved some for me!" I heard Emmett boom from the living room.
"Bella tripped over it and killed it." Edward snickered next to me.
"Come on! I trip once and it suddenly becomes the inside joke of the century!" I complained. "You'll get yours Cullen, you'll get yours." I warned him playfully.
We walked inside and made our way to the living room where his family was waiting for us, taking a seat on the piano bench to face them.
"How are you holding up Bella? Was Lily okay with her family?" Rosalie asked sincerely, touching me to see that she did care.
"I'm good, I'm happy she's with people that love her and can give her the life that we can't. I'll keep tabs on her for awhile just to make sure she's safe. Thank you." I said.
"She was a sweet child." Esme commented. "How did her parents pass?" Here goes nothing...
"By the Volturri...They were dinner." I said, not wanting to mask the horrendous acts Aro and his followers took part in.
"You...you know the Volturri? You were there?" She asked surprised, no one else saying a word.
"You could say that. The reason I was there was because the dinner was in the honor of Aro's daughter... I am Aro's daughter." I said, strengthened by the fact that Edward's arm was around me holding me.
"You're Aro's daughter?" Emmett asked incredulously. "Freakin' Sweet! Hey you think maybe you could set up a wrestling match between me and that big guy Felix, I've always wondered who would win between the tw-"
"Emmett, you idiot." Rosalie slapped the back of his head.
"Sorry Em, I don't think I'll be welcome there for much longer." I smiled at him sadly.
"Why not? You're Aro's daughter, so isn't that like royalty or something?"He asked child like.
"Well, that's what I'm trying to explain. You see, at the dinner, I had believed that everyone would be served in glasses, not actually feed in the main hall. So when Aro brought in a group of tourists, I begged him to allow me to keep Lily when I realized everyone else was dead. He conducted that entire dinner as a test to see where my loyalties lie, and I failed in his eyes. He was quite normal with me in Volterra, but I could sense something was off, he won't just let me walk away. To him, I am his property, he has a say in everything I do. It's only a matter of time before he decided he needs to step in."I explained.
"So if you're his daughter, why are you here in Forks?" Jasper asked, his first sentence to me in this conversation.
"I begged for years for some kind of freedom away from Volterra, and he finally granted it to me under the rules that I was not to allow anyone to know my secret. I kinda broke that rule 7 times today." I smiled. "I'm a half-breed. Aro had a relationship with my mother, a mother I never knew because she died in child birth. Her pregnancy was sped up for some unknown reason and out I came from her womb shortly after. Aro, I believe, fears that if other Vampires knew that this was a possibility, then they would use Humans to breed hybrids to exterminate the Volturri. He always swore he kept me secret to keep my life safe, but I knew better."
"It would bring a whole new outlook on Vampire Wars.." Jasper thought aloud. "I'm surprised the southern covens haven't thought about it yet."
"To my knowledge, only one other half-breed had ever been heard of in the Amazon, but Aro made sure that it was 'taken care of'." I said.
"So interesting... I wonder what your DNA strands and blood work looks like..." Carlisle slowly said.
"Carlisle, she's not a science experiment, we can't just treat her like a lab rat!" Edward said irritated.
"I know, and I was not suggesting that. But if it''s okay with you Bella, I'd like to take a look one of these days?" He asked.
"That's fine Carlisle, I'd like to know more about it as well." I smiled.
"Is anyone going to ask the big bad question, or am I going to have to do it?" Rosalie asked, the sincerity gone.
"What are you talking about babe?" Emmett asked clueless.
"What does this mean for us, now that we know your secret? It can't be good can it? Alice, what do you see?" She asked.
For the first time, Alice spoke up. "I've been trying to see past Bella this entire time and in to the future, but it's all blurry. I can see you sometimes Bella, really clearly. But other times, its just so quick and unclear and I don't know what the future holds when it's like that." She said.
"Well, to help you all see the danger in this, there is a chance that the Volturri will take action against me, but it's not possible to know if they will, so I can't exactly run or else they'll know for sure that something is wrong. I'm hoping that I can explain to Aro when the time comes that Edward and I love each other and see if that can excuse him and the rest of you from knowing, but I don't know if that would work. Aro is a romantic, but usually only when there's something in it for him. The other possibility is to wipe them out, but that is highly dangerous and most likely impossible." I said.
"I can see that they won't come for at least a month, but after a month passes it gets blurry again. I don't know if that means they come or not. But the weird thing is... I see a vision of you two on an island somewhere, happy together." She said pointing to us. "I don't get it...Everything must turn out okay, but I can't see how we get to that point." Alice shook her head. "Can we do something that requires alot less thinking, Bella is giving me head ache." She grumbled.
"Oh, did she trip over you too?" Edward asked innocently, earning a slap behind the head from me.
"Oh god, you're learning form Rosalie." He said, rubbing his head.
"If it's okay, I think I'm going to go home and clean up. Plus I'm alittle hungry." I said, standing up.
"You don't have to ask permission to leave you know." Alice laughed.
"Old habits die hard."
"Bella honey, after your shower, would you like to come back here for dinner? I was hoping to make ravioli?" Esme offered.
"Mmmm...sounds amazing. I'll be back then." I said, giving her a hug.
I started to walk out to my car, when I realized, my car wasn't here. I forgot that I had hired someone to drop it off at my home when I left the airport.
"Need a ride?" Edward asked from behind me, a gorgeous smirk gracing his lips.
"Hop in," he said, motioning to Emmetts Jeep.
"Oohh...can I drive? I've never driven a Jeep before." I asked.
"Sure." He said tossing me the keys.
"Yay, its the simple pleasures in life that please me." I joked. I drove towards the main road, enjoying the feel in this enormous Jeep. It almost felt like an amusement park ride. I was about 2 minutes from my house when I saw siren lights behind me.
"Edward! Why didn't you warn me?" I shrieked.
"I thought it would be fun to see you attempt to get out of a ticket. I just want to warn you however, Chief Swan never lets anyone off with a warning." He snickered.
"Great." I said sarcastically. I pulled to the shoulder, rolling down my window. I shuffled in the glove compartment for the registration and pulled out my licence from my pocket. Chief Swan walked over to my window, his flashlight in his hand illuminating his path. As he approached my window, he shown the light in my face and paused for a few seconds, seemingly just staring at me. Finally he cleared his throat and started speaking.
"Do you know how fast you were going there...Miss?" He said gruffly.
"I'm so sorry Chief Swan. I didn't realize I had been going so fast and I'm just so tired I wanted to go home." I said honestly. He pointed the light at Edward, seeming surprised that we were together.
"Cullen." He acknowledged.
"Chief." Edward smiled.
"How's your father doing?" Chief Swan asked uncomfortably.
"Good sir, thank you."
"Maybe you can take over the wheel for Miss..."
"Bella." I said.
"Well Bella. I'll let this one slide, just make sure your smarter about driving next time okay?" He eyed me seriously.
"Scout honor Chief! Thank you, I'm sorry. Edward, take the wheel." I said climbing down from the jeep. He grumbled, and I believe I heard him say 'unbelievable' under his breath.
"You kids be safe." Chief Swan called out as we drove to my house.
"I thought you said he doesn't give second chances?" I teased.
"Well you were a special case." He complained.
"The reason he paused when he saw you was because he saw some of his ex-wife in your face. He briefly thought that if he and his ex-wife, Rene, had a baby girl, he had imagined her to look like you. It was quite sad really. The name they had picked out was Isabella too. The town gossip was that she had a miscarriage, that's what caused her to leave. She couldn't bear living here anymore with the memories." He explained.
"Poor guy." I said. "Maybe...I can adopt him to be my dad, since Aro isn't working out." I joked driving home.