Gray Skies Forever
Edward leaves Bella again. Victoria attacks her and she becomes a vampire. After eighteen years Bella and her new family move back to Forks. The Cullens are back also. What will happen with Edward's and Bella's relationship? ON THE NEXT CH. PLEASE READ THE AUTHOR'S NOTE AND CHAPTER NOTES! I HAVE IMPORTANT THINGS TO ASK! PLEASE READ! CH 12- THE ANSWER/ NEW STORY! THANKS!
2. The Other Vampires
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I heard Elizabeth silently approach my door and knock softly.
“Hey, are you ready for school. We’ll leave in a few minutes.”
“OH…I’ll be ready in a few.” I got out of my recliner and walked over to my enormous closet. I heard Elizabeth quietly slip out of the room and closed the door with a click.
I quickly undressed and threw on jeans and a plain black cami. I picked up a turquoise sweater to cover it up. It buttoned up the front and had ruffles towards the bottom. I needed to change my appearance, but I didn’t really want to change too much. I closed my eyes and imagined a new look. I thought of blue eyes. I made my hair a little shorter and a lighter brown with hints of red in it. It fell past my shoulders. It had faint curls in it. That should do for today.
I opened my eyes and looked at myself in the mirror. I loved my hair and my sparkling blue eyes. They had weak hints of topaz around the end of my pupils.
I slipped on a black pair of high heel wedges. I grabbed my backpack and my car keys and headed down the stairs.
“I’m ready!” I shouted as I walked down the stairs at human speed. I heard four other vampire’s hush shuffle of feet behind me.
“What car is everyone taking?” I asked softly
“I’m taking my convertible.” Maria stated excitedly.
“I’ll go with Maria.” Kyle replied softly.
“We’ll go with Bella.” Elizabeth added.
“Ok let’s go!” I ran out to the garage on the east side of the house. We pulled out first in my pearl blue Audi, cutting off Maria. It was always a race with us in our cars. I had a fondness now of driving fast.
I was at the school in about fifteen minutes. Maria was about a mile behind us and pulled in seconds next to us.
We jumped out of the car and headed off to the building labeled office. It looked like it had eighteen years go. Nothing had changed, all the buildings were still intact. It looked like they may have repainted, but that was it.
My brothers and sisters walked behind me whispering to each other about the staring people as we passed. We just smiled and continued walking.
I opened the door to the office and held it open for Kevin. I walked up to the desk at the front and spoke with my velvety voice.
“Hello, we are the Gilmore’s.” We had had several different last names, but this was our most recent.
“Oh… he-here are your schedules and maps of the school.” She stuttered a bit.
“Thank you.” I passed them out to my brothers and sisters.
“Have your teachers sign this and return it at the end of the day.”
“Ok… thanks for your help.”
We walked with elegance out of the office and stopped outside by a bench to look at our schedules.
“What classes do we have together?” Kevin asked looking at Maria’s schedule.
“It looks like Elizabeth, Kyle, and I have first together. Then Elizabeth and I have second together.” I stated.
“I’m alone for third.” Kyle spoke sadly.
“Does anyone have English for fourth?” Maria asked.
“I do.” I answered happily. I was alone for last two periods though.
“Darn I have gym for fourth!” Elizabeth complained. She was probably worried about breaking a nail.
“So do I. Yes!” At least Kevin was excited.
“Just don’t blow your cover. Be careful! Come on Elizabeth and Kyle let’s go to class.” I walked off towards the Literature Building with Kyle and Elizabeth following behind.
When we entered the class room found the teacher.
“Hello, we are the Gilmore’s.” I handed him our slips and he signed messily on the first line.
“Welcome, there are three available seats in the back. Here are your books that you will need for the semester.”
“Thank You.” I grabbed the books and handed the others to Elizabeth and Kyle. I motioned to the back row.
We took our seats in the very back row on the left, out of the view of many staring students. The teacher stared momentarily. He luckily didn’t introduce us out loud. The class was boring as most; it was material I had already covered along with my brothers and sisters. We pretend to listen, answering questions when called on.
I mostly watched Elizabeth and Kyle. They seemed at ease, but I always watched out for them. The class went by swiftly. When the class ended, I collected my books and stood up quickly. As I headed toward the door, I was hit with another vampire’s scent. I automatically froze. They were coming this way.
Elizabeth smelled them too and started to push me out the door. She sent a calm wave through me, but I was just too tense for it to help. Kyle went the opposite way, no even noticing our behavior or the smell; although he may not have been breathing.
Once outside Elizabeth spoke at vampire speed, too fast and low for humans to hear.
“I smell… vampires.”
“I know, so do I. I just hope it’s not…them” I spoke, but my voice cracked, I was so nervous.
“If it is, we’ll get through it. If we have to we'll leave. It will be ok no matter what.” She spoke calmly and sent tranquil waves through me, this one more powerful. I took a deep unnecessary breath. She gave me a side hug.
I looked up as the scent got more potent. There stood one member of a family I thought I would never see again. Jasper too smelled me and my emotions. He was walking towards us. He froze when we met eyes.
I kept walking right past him and looked at the ground. When we were far enough away from him to talk, Elizabeth whispered in my ear.
“Was that him?”
“Oh, he kind of cute.” She reasoned trying to lighten the mood. It worked I giggled.
“Well his emotion was pure shock and you are scarred to death; figuratively.”
“Well… I haven’t seen them in eighteen years and I’m sure I’ll have to see them at… oh my gosh!” I looked up and saw a silver Volvo, parked at the end of the lot.
“That’s his Volvo, I know it.”
“Bella it will be ok. Do you want to leave?”
“I don’t know. Part of me wants to face them; the other part is petrified to even see them.”
“Well not to rush you, but we have to get to our next class in two minutes.”
“Let’s go. I’ll just have to face them; I don’t have to talk to them, Right?”
“Right, let’s go. Who knows we may not even have to see them.”
“At lunch we will. There’s no way to avoid that.”
“We’ll look the other way. We’ll all block their view of you.”
“Thanks. It can’t be too bad. Maybe their not even all here.” I knew that was not true, but I could at least try to make myself feel better.
We entered our Calculus class and was relieved to find it vampire free. I sat down and automatically relaxed some. The class went by slower than the other one did. I couldn’t stop thinking about the…Cullen’s. I tried to focus on what we were learning, but it wasn’t something that caught my attention for long. Finally the bell rang, but the anxious feeling in my stomach returned.
Elizabeth patted me on the back, which helped me calm, but didn’t last long.
“Will you be ok?”
“I think so. I have Kevin in my next class.”
“Ok… if you need me, I’ll be in biology. I’ll see you at lunch.” She gave me a hug and flew out the door.
I took another unnecessary deep breath and tried to calm myself as I walked to Spanish. Kevin caught up with me half way there. I tired to explain everything thoroughly. He reassured me it would be alright. He gave me a winning smile, which would have taken my breath away if I was human.
As we neared the Spanish building, I began smelling vampire again. I groaned I sure hope I didn’t have a class with one of them or even more him.
“It will be fine, Bella. I promise. We’ll get through this.”
“Ok.” We entered the building and it hit me stronger. Kevin gave me a little push and then walked in first. I searched the room and stopped when I found Jasper staring at me, shock lingering across his face again. I looked towards the teacher as he signed my slip and showed us our seats. We sat near the middle, but more to the left. Jasper was directly behind me.
The teacher introduced us. Jasper drew in a deep breath or gasp when he said my name. It was only audible to our vampire ears though. For the rest of the class I looked at the white board.
When the bell rang I grabbed my books and took off. I ran as fast as I could without anyone suspecting things. But I wasn’t fast enough; I felt a cool, slightly warm hand grasp my wrist. It yanked me around to face Jasper face to face.
“Yes, now please let me go. I’ll be late for my class.” I tried to speak calmly but my voice cracked a little at the end.
He refused to let go, so I pulled myself out of his grip and took off. I thought about just skipping my next class, but I had to have my slip signed. I had Maria in this class. I had to do it. I kept running to my next class. I wanted to look behind me to see if Jasper was following me, but if he was he would have caught me already.
I wondered how much of his family already knew I was here, if he had told anyone yet. I’m sure he told Alice, but he may have been keeping it to himself. I really didn’t know what to expect when I got to lunch.
I had reached the English building right as Maria was walking in. I whispered in her ear as she opened the door.
“The Cullen’s are here.” She whipped her head around to me and gave me a stare.
“Really? Have you seen him yet?”
I shook my head. “Just his brother.”
“Oh. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?”
“Both. I don’t really know.” We had reached the class now and I didn’t smell their scent yet, so that probably meant it was safe.
We got our slips signed and received our books. We sat on the far right side. I sat next to a boy who kept staring at me through the whole class. When ever I looked at him he would pretend he was looking at he teacher, but the minute I turned my head away he resumed staring. I think once he started drooling. I became sort of self-conscious.
I heard Maria giggling quietly; audible to me only. I gave her a long threatening glare and she quit.
The entire class I was very anxious. Lunch was next and I had to face them all. Unless they had mysteriously disappeared. I highly doubted that.
The bell interrupted my thoughts. This class actually went too fast. I didn’t want it to end. I slowly got up and Maria complained about my slowness. She had excitement in her voice. I was practically shaking.
“Come on slow poke. Hurry Up!”
“You have to face them eventually.”
“The others are waiting for us outside the building. We are in this together. Don’t worry.”
“Ok, I’m coming.” I grabbed my bag and Maria grabbed my arm and pulled me out of the class.
“I’m coming. Let go!”
“I will not. You may run.”
“I won’t.” she still held onto my arm. My family was outside waiting for us just as Maria had said.
“Hey, we ready?” Kevin asked
“Bella calm down. I promise it will end up ok.” Elizabeth put an arm around my shoulder
“We are for you. If you don’t want to speak to them you don’t have to. We’ll guard you from the evils.”
“Ok. Let’s go.” We took each others hands and walked towards the cafeteria. I was in the back and held Elizabeth’s hand. She gave it a squeeze as I walked through the door. I was instantly hit with their aroma.
As we entered the room filled with of laughing and talking we generated many stares. I was looking for the Cullen’s. I finally found them; they were at very back of the cafeteria. Five beautiful vampires starred at me with shock. Rosalie’s and Emmett’s mouths were hanging wide opened. Jasper looked at us, still shocked but he was composed. Alice looked like if she could cry right now she would be bursting into tears. He just sat there shocked, but a huge smile had spread across his face.
I looked Elizabeth and she gave me a dazzling smile.
“Don’t worry. Their emotions are filled with love and shock.” She laughed and I tried to laugh back, but it was shaky.
We reached the lines and I just bought a bottle of water. I could still drink water, if I wanted. Just not too much. They all bought little things, but not much.
Kyle led the way to the back of the cafeteria. I thought he was going for their table, but he just sat across from them.
“Too close, Kyle.” I slapped him lightly on the arm. He smiled down at me.
“You need to do this Bella. They obviously are excited to see you. And I think the bronze haired one is in love with you.”
I looked up to see them all smiling at me. Edward looked as gorgeous as before, maybe more. He looked deep into my blue eyes and wouldn’t break the gaze. I finally looked away. I felt excited, but still petrified at he same time.
Would they still talk to me? Did they miss me at all? Were they happy to see that I had gotten this life without their help? Did Edward still have feelings for me like I did for him?
I was disturbed by someone tapping me on the shoulder. It was Kevin, he pointed up at the Cullen’s. They were now getting up and throwing out their uneaten food.
I started shaking slightly when Rosalie bent down to Elizabeth and whispered in her ear. Elizabeth nodded. When Rosalie looked up she gave me a breath taking smile. I nodded to her, not sure if I could return the smile.
She followed Alice out the door. Elizabeth was no whispering something to Kyle, who whispered to Maria, who whispered to Kevin, who whispered it to me.
“She said to meet them outside in five minutes. We had a lot of catching up to do. She also said not to get mad, it was all Edward’s fault he made us. She said you would understand that.” I nodded. I did understand. They weren’t the blame, Edward made them.
“We’ll get up to leave in about three minutes. It might be suspicious that a bunch of people that look sort of alike leave at he same time. They said they would be in the forest.” We all nodded.
“Bella, do you want to do this?” Elizabeth asked me.
“I think so. I want to make up with them, but I don’t know about Edward.”
“You know he was giving off a lot of love to not want the same. I’m just saying.” She smiled to me.
We waited another five minutes just to be safe, then stood up with our trays and made our way out the door.
Kyle grabbed my hand and put an arm around my waist as he led me to the forest. I was last in the group. I could smell their scent clearly now; nothing to interrupt it in the crisp forest air. We walked about a half of a mile into the forest before we came upon them.
As soon as a saw them I was hit backwards with something hard. I was pretty sure that I knew who it was. I kept my balance barely. Alice was clinging to me. Thank goodness I was a vampire and didn’t need to breathe.
“Bella, I am so sorry. Edward made us all. I didn’t want to leave again, but it wasn’t his fault this time. Victoria threatened him. She said that she would kill you if he didn’t leave. I can’t believe he let her get away with it though. We fought to stay, but he told us we had to leave, it was safer.”
“It’s ok Alice. I don’t care about why you left right now. I’m just glad that your here.” And now I was relieved. Expect for the fact of Edward was nowhere to be seen. Did he not want to to see me at all? Did he also leave me because he didn’t love me?
Alice finally let go, but took me by my shoulders and looked me straight in the eye.
“Who changed you?”
“You didn’t really believe her, did you? Jacob saved me and killed Victoria though.”
“Good. Oh I’m so glad to see you.”
“Me too.” She gave me another tight hug.
“Ok who’s next?” she let me go and stepped back to where Jasper was standing. Emmett stepped out to me.
I ran up to him and hugged him tightly. I missed Emmett, the always clueless, tough, big brother Emmett.
“Are you still clumsy, please say yes. I missed not being able to laugh at you.” I laughed and answered.
“No, sorry. That was one thing that I can’t do.” I pulled back and looked at his playful face.
Rosalie was now beside Emmett and she stepped forward to me. She surprised me by giving me a very tight hug also.
“I missed you too. Edward was miserable for eighteen years. He has never been as happy as he was today. He barely ever smiled. It was horrible. Plus I missed playing Barbie doll with you.” She let go and smiled down at me. I giggled.
“Well now I love to go shopping too. You’ll love Elizabeth and Maria they are excellent shopping partners.” I motioned behind me to my ‘sisters’.
“Yah. We must go shopping this weekend.” Alice was jumping up and down clapping.
“Ok!” Elizabeth and Maria answered immediately. They never turned down a shopping trip.
Jasper was next. He gave me a awkward hug, but I enjoyed it.
“I’m sorry about this morning. I just wasn’t in the best mood.”
“That’s ok. I was just so surprised.”
He pulled back and walked back over to a still jumping up and down Alice.
“Bella, who are your friends?”
“Well, this is my family. This is Maria and her husband Kyle. And this is Kevin and his wife Elizabeth.” I pointed out each of them.
“Well we are the Cullen’s as you must know. My name is Alice and this is my husband Jasper. This is my sister Rosalie and her Husband Emmett. My brother is around her somewhere and I’m sure you know his name is Edward or as I sometimes call him an idiot.”
“It’s nice to meet you. Not to break up this meeting but we all have classes in three minutes.” Maria spoke behind me.
“Oh yes. Bella what are your next two classes?”
“Biology and Government.”
“OH… well I’m in your last class and so is… Edward.”
“Ok, well I guess I’ll see you in there. I better go. Come on guys.” I pulled them out of the forest before Alice could say anymore. I ran at vampire speed until I hit something hard. It made a loud cracking sound.
I fell backwards. Cold arms around my waist before I hit the ground. I knew who it was. I looked up into two topaz eyes, which seemed to still dazzle me.
Edward helped me up to my feet and before he could speak I was off to Biology. He didn’t follow me he just stood there, looking after me.
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