Title: Newborn Author: Shapeshifter Rating: PG-13 Characters: Bella Cullen, Edward Cullen, Renesmee Cullen, the rest of the Cullens, Jacob Black and Leah Clearwater. Also my own character too! Summary : Bella has been changed into a vampire by Edward after being on the brink of death as she gave birth to their daughter. But all has not gone to plan and she wakes up to her new life a vicious newborn vampire. Full of blood lust and rage, how will she cope with her new life? This story tells the tale of what life would have been like if Bella hadn't become such a great vampire after all. We begin the story with the words of Stephenie Meyer ....................
1. THE THIRST
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PROLOGUE My heart took off, beating like helicopter blades, the sound almost a single sustained note; it felt like it would grind through my ribs. The fire flared up in the center of my chest, sucking the last remnants of the flames from the rest of my body to fuel the most scorching blaze yet. The pain was enough to stun me, to break through my iron grip on the stake. My back arched, bowed as if the fire was dragging me upward by my heart. I allowed no other piece of my body to break rank as my torso slumped back to the table. It became a battle inside me my sprinting heart racing against the attacking fire. Both were losing. The fire was doomed, having consumed everything that was combustible; my heart galloped toward its last beat. The fire constricted, concentrating inside that one remaining human organ with a final, unbearable surge. The surge was answered by a deep, hollow sounding thud. My heart stuttered twice, and then thudded quietly again just once more. There was no sound. No breathing. Not even mine. For a moment, the absence of pain was all I could comprehend. And then I opened my eyes and gazed above me in wonder. (copyright Stephenie Meyer Chapter 19 - “Burning” Breaking Dawn page 287 )
I could see everything so clearly it was as if a veil had been lifted from my eyes. Eyes which were once chocolate brown and human. I now saw the world through a red haze, my new vampire eyes seeing things in minute and glorious detail. From my crouched position in the corner, where I had propelled myself from the bed; I could see every mote of dust, every grain of wood on the floorboards, each and every detail multiplied a thousand times.
I looked up to see the Cullen's staring at me intently. All of them poised to see what I would do next. They were even more beautiful, strange and terrifying than I had previously thought. Edward's face was simply stunning, how could I have thought he was just beautiful before? He was perfection, sheer perfection. He kept his steady gaze on me, his topaz eyes boring into mine. I heard a deep growling snarl and realized it had come from me, the sound was completely foreign yet felt absolutely natural at the same time.
I heard a thrumming sound coming from another room downstairs like the delicate beating of butterfly wings. The sound was enticing and I focused on it entirely, oblivious to Edward softly calling my name. “Bella, Bella love. How do you feel?”
Although I registered his words I could not concentrate on the syllables. All I could hear was the delicate thrumming noise. Another low growl issued forth from my clenched jaws as the noise drove into the deepest center of my brain, making me feel so strange and overcome. It took another second or two for my new vampire senses to realize that the only sensation I was feeling so completely was thirst. A deep longing thirst. The beating noise intensified and I knew I had to find the source of this thing which had become my universe. The Cullen's, even Edward, meant nothing to me, I only wanted to quench this burning thirst which tore through my throat and stomach.
I flew through the air in a blur and was out of the room and downstairs before anyone could stop me in a flash of speed and light. I zoomed in on the noise which was penetrating my brain so intensely. It came from the small sleeping form in the wicker basket placed on the floor next to the grand white piano.
I growled again as my hands flew out and reached into the basket. I heard Edward scream “No Bella! That's our daughter! Renesmee!” But his words meant nothing to me in my quest to cool this burning thirst and hunger. Before I could reach into the basket and snatch this warm meal I heard another loud beating sound and smelled something so delicious I felt venom flood my mouth as I turned around quickly. A very human Jacob Black was rushing towards me his face contorted with rage and fear. His arms were outstretched as he reached out to push me away. I growled and lunged at him, my new vampire teeth sinking through his neck; feeling the delicious taste of blood flow down my throat. I gave myself up to the sweet pleasure as Jacob's body slumped against me in submission. I moaned in pleasure, but it was short lived as I felt strong arms pulling me away.
“ Bella NO!” Edward screamed his voice full of fear and anguish. Through my red haze I saw Jacob on the floor, moaning in pain his hand clutching the wound I had made. The sight of the luscious scarlet blood was driving me crazy and I used my new found strength to pull away from Edward's arms. I flew at Jacob again just as Carlisle was frantically sucking at the wound, desperately trying to remove the venom from Jacob's veins before it reached his heart. This time I was stopped by four strong arms. Edward, Emmett, Rosalie and Jasper held onto me tightly. I snarled and growled and tried to wrench myself free. “Jasper, please try to calm her” Alice begged. “I'm trying !” he shouted desperately.
My rage and thirst was all consuming and I did not care if I hurt these humans or vampires. I felt nothing as I watched Carlisle trying to save Jacob's life. All I wanted was the blood. The smell of it was driving me crazy with desire. Carlisle scooped Jacob's lifeless form up into his arms and flew out of the door disappearing quickly into the night. I howled with frustration and my intense need which had to be satisfied.
Alice scooped up the infant from the basket and also disappeared as quick as a flash. The bundle was my daughter? I could not comprehend that fact at the moment. I struggled and wrenched myself away from my captors, their strength proving to be no match for mine. I turned to face them through the red haze covering my eyes. They looked scared and confused.
“Why did Alice not see this happening?” Edward asked, his voice torn with emotion. I growled at them all and turning quickly I flew out of the door and into the cold starlit night. Only one thought invaded my brain.
I must have blood. I must feed . Blood. Blood. Blood!