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Rain Shadow

What if the Volturi never did decide on letting Nessie live or not? - Nessie must run, leaving everything & everyone she's ever known - it's the only way she thinks the Volturi will stay away from her family & just follow her. But when Nessie hears a stupid rumour while she's on the run about her family being dead all she wants is to forget. She finds the only vampire she's heard of & asks to have her memory erased of any memory she's ever had, including how to be herself, a half human-half vampire... Rated: Everyone. Contains of some coarse language. ONLY 5 REVIES, NAWW, COM' ON GUYS R&R, PLEASE **PUPPY DOG EYES** :)

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10. Day 1 & Day 2

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On my first morning in Forks, Washington, USA I woke in the exact same place I fell asleep at. I didn’t seem to have any jet-lag or anything, I was completely acclimatised to my surroundings physically & mentally. I wondered if it was early in the morning still. “Good morning, beautiful,” My mum & dad said in unison. I smiled & the flood of warmth made me feel fuzzy. “Good morning, mummy & daddy,” I reply sweetly; rolling over to my side so I could see both their faces. The both of them were smiling at me & the side of their faces that was touched by sun-light sparkled. I reached up to my dad’s face to feel the rocky diamonds that shimmered off his skin but it just felt normal – well, normal for a vampire’s smooth, cool, marble-like skin anyway. For some reason a part of me didn’t even feel surprised by it at all. Just like always. “What are we gonna do today?” I asked, raising my eyebrows. Mum & dad’s eyes went to the door & in a flurry of movement Ali stood there leaning against the entry. “Well today, my vision shows that there’s gonna be a thunderstorm,” Ali filled in. Next thing I hear is this “Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, yeah, base ball,” from two story’s down & there was no doubt that the voice came from Emm. I laughed, so did mum, dad & Ali. Baseball! Last night I slept in Emmet’s arms. I fell asleep while everyone played guitar hero & Rose was shocked that I could sleep with all the noise going on. I knew I had a brilliant room upstairs but really, I enjoyed sleeping in someone’s arms, I didn’t particularly care actually, it just made me feel closer to everyone. The baseball yesterday was the most interesting game I’d ever watched. One minute you’d see the ball in Ali’s hand & then in the next second it’s somewhere in the forest. It was so cool! I was grateful to my lovely mother. She helped me get out of the shopping Ali had planned for me, saying that there were better things to do at home where I was comfortable instead of going shopping straight away. Dad also seemed to ad that I had to be shared around; Ali couldn’t just have me all to herself. I found that quite funny, how my family needed to share me around. But I had a feeling the excuses we had were just going to get weaker in the next week. Today, we had different plans. I was going to spend the day with my Uncles, Grandpa & dad. I had no idea what they had in mind but I was looking forward to it. “Nessie, babe, you gotta wake up,” Emm’s breath tickled my ear. I blinked open my eyes sleepily. I found myself cocooned in a fluffy purple blanket while I lay in Emm’s big muscly arms. “Morning babe, it’s ‘bout time you got up,” he smiled. I grinned & then yawned. “Morning Emm, what’s the time?” “About 10:30. Are you hungry?” I nodded when my stomach growled, Emm laughed. “Well it’s your lucky day because I am making Vegemite on toast.” I chuckled. “Thanks Emm.” Emm zoomed into the kitchen & sat me on the bench, still wrapped up in the blanket that smelt like Aunty Rose all over. After watching Emm make my breakfast – I swear I’d never seen anybody have so much fun making me vegemite on toast - I finally gave in to my childish impatience. “What exactly are we doing today, Emm?” He chuckled. “I knew you couldn’t hold it in.” I glared at him but he wasn’t even touched. “Ask your dad,” he just shrugged. “Dad,” I yelled, knowing that even if I just whispered he’d still here me. He was right next to me before I even finished yelling out his name. “We were thinking we’d take you hunting.” His eyes scanned my face & mind for any reaction. I gaped at him. Was he serious? I could hurt somebody! What if I did? “Renesme, we wouldn’t let you hurt anybody. You’ll enjoy it.” He was right; I would enjoy it. My throat burned just at the thought. “What are we hunting?” I couldn’t hide the enthusiasm in my voice. “Just some Grizzly’s,” Emm grinned widely, his eyes teasing. “My daughter is NOT hunting any grizzly’s Emmet,” My mum’s voice said right beside me. Emm’s grin only got wider. “Well guess what, you’re not coming with us, so you have no say in the matter,” he could’ve poked his tongue out like a little four year old to match the scene right now. “I don’t care. She’s my daughter & she’s not hunting grizzly’s today,” mums said, her voice so serious only Emm would have the mind to cross her. But Emm just shrugged. “Whatever,” he mumbled. “So,” I murmured to break the silence, “If I’m not hunting grizzly bears, what am I hunting?” “Mountain lion or elk,” Dad replied simply. I nodded, sounded pretty good to me. “Are we ready to go then?” “Of course not silly, you don’t plan on going hunting in your pyjamas do you?” Ali chimed as she blurred into the kitchen. She sat on the bench across from me, Jazz standing beside her. She did have a point. “But, it’s not like anyone’s gonna see me, I don’t know anybody,” I shrugged. Ali rolled her eyes. “Come with me, my clothes will easily fit you.” In a second she dragged me off the bench & up the stairs to her room. “Sit down while I find something for you.” She pointed to her bed & zoomed into her massive wardrobe. I lay down on her luxurious bed. It seemed funny to me that this bed that probably cost a lot of money was just a prop. Ali rummaged around & in a few seconds she was out with an entire outfit for me. “I could see you putting up a fight if I tried to force you into a dress or a skirt so I got you these.” Ali held up a pair of dark-blue denim skinny jeans, a grey-ish sweater where the design on arms only went half-way down my arms & a pair of crisscross ankle-wrap stilettos that laced up with black string. “Love the outfit, Ali, but how on earth am I supposed to hunt wearing those stilettos?” I raised my brows, shocked. Her tinkling laugh surrounded me. “Don’t worry, you’re part vampire baby, what shoes you wear will have no affect on the way you hunt & ‘sides they’ll look cute with your outfit.” I rolled my eyes & she squealed in triumph as she ushered me into her over-sized bathroom with the clothes in my hands. The burning in my throat was getting worse. Quickly throwing on the clothes & tying on the three inch stilettos I ran back down stairs. The ‘boys’ of my family all stood by the front door waiting for me. “Have fun hunting Renesme,” mum called as we headed out the door. “I will mummy,” I said back just as Uncle Emm took my hand & we sped through the forest. I could remember how to hunt easily. It was all totally by instinct. Jumping the river – easy – not hitting any trees – easy, but I kinda had to stop getting distracted or I most likely would’ve. The forest was full with abundance. All the rodents scurried off as we passed, seeming to have a better reaction to us than humans. The stilettos I had no problem with, although I couldn’t not worry about breaking them accidently. I hoped that if I did, Ali wouldn’t be mad. Maybe if I lasted the whole hunting trip without breaking them at all I’d get to keep them. We’d been running for a while now yet I knew we weren’t too far out of Forks. Jazz & Carlisle were only a few metres ahead of Emm, Dad & I. The thirst didn’t go away from me; venom was licking its way up my throat as if it was mocking me “It’s not far.” Dad said, reading my thoughts. “In fact, we better stop here otherwise we’d scare our precious meal away,” Jazz suggested. I stopped running, changing to a walking pace to catch up with Jazz & Carlisle. “Can you smell them Nessie?” Carlisle wondered, the first time he’d spoken the entire time. I froze & let my instincts take over. As the next wind came alone I sniffed the air. It smelled sweet & alluring but also kind of rusty & metallic. I scrunched up my nose in abhor. Emm laughed, it seemed to vibrate against the trees. “Trust me, it gets better baby.” He promised. “So, what are you waiting for, go get that elk,” Jazz encouraged. I sighed but took his advice anyway. Abnegating myself over to the blood-crazed animal inside me I let go of Emm’s hand & darted ahead, letting my nose lead the way though the greenery of the Olympic forest. A buck caught my eye. He grazed in a small meadow with the rest of his herd joining him. He had antlers & big brown doe eyes. The vain in his neck ran thick & pulsed steadily with the beat of his heart. His blood called to me & I wanted it. In one leap I was on top of him, cracking his neck swiftly to put him out of his misery. I heard the boys attacking their own meals but that was only background noise to me. Cutting the flesh of the buck’s neck was too easy with my razor sharp teeth & his blood flowed into my mouth, sliding down my throat & easing the thirst temporarily. I had drained him all too quickly & I thought I must’ve done something wrong but my thirst was sated, for now. There wasn’t one single stain on Ali’s clothes & of that I was proud of. Wiping my mouth with the back of my hand I turned my eyes away to look at the ‘boys’ of my family. Each of them had big smiles on their faces as they looked at me. I smirked, maybe I actually did it right. “Still thirsty,” Emm questioned. I shook my head. “Well, what do you wanna do then?” It was just past one o’ clock, the sun wouldn’t be coming out today from behind those clouds that threatened to rain any instant now. I shrugged. Carlisle came up beside me & I put my palm up to his cheek. I showed him me, walking around the forest, by myself, thinking. He nodded his head in understanding. “That’s fine with me darling girl.” Carlisle smiled down at me. “Thanks Gramps,” I grinned. Dad understood to. “Don’t go too far Renesme,” he warned. I rolled my eyes. “Dad, Ali can see me now. I’m sure she’ll be watching me anyway & I promise to not go too far. I just want to have some time alone, get my bearings of the forest again.” I informed him, smiling. Emm & Jazz nodded, seeming to get what we were talking about. I chuckled at that. “See you back at the house later babe,” Jazz called & Emm waved as the four of them turned away & disappeared through the underbrush. I watched as the leaves they’d stirred up fall to the ground & sighed. Looking up at the sky I saw plain grey clouds. No rain was falling yet, thankfully, but the sun had nothing compared to the stubbornness of these clouds. Everything around me I could see with perfect acuity. Feeding had really brightened my senses & made me feel a lot more at ease. Moving slowly around the tall mossy trees I let my mind wander. Ever since I’d come back here with my family I’d felt whole. Except, there’s something pulling in my heart telling me something or someone’s missing & I think I know who. Jacob. My wolf. Where was he? I’d been thinking about him with so much familiarlarity lately that even Dad hadn’t picked up on it… at least I don’t know if he has. I missed Jake. Why wasn’t he here? My Jake…