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Book 1 :: Red Horizon

I watched cars zoom past us in the alternate direction back into the perfect arms of Canada. I envied them. I was now going to some place I'd never been and had to meet people I never met. This trip would remind me how much I liked to socialize with Americans. I tried to imagine how this move would be good for me, but I could find now way that it was. How could moving from vast land to a tightly packed place into a small barely populated 'village'. "Why are we doing this again?" I asked my mom as she drove along each turn. Her honey brown eyes moved up to the rear view window to gaze a me with one of her 'Omg, a new place' looks. "Oh, we went over this Aubrey. Moving will help widen your connections. Plus, the blood company I work for will have a great plantation here soon. Forks'll be good for us, ya know?" Mom seemed to squeal before bringing her eyes back to the road. I rolled my eyes and leaned against the car door, staring out the slightly tinted windows. "Sure," I murmured. "If you say so."

=w= I'd like to thank my Beta Reader, RussianDestruction. You are utterly amazing and a perfect teacher. I think this will be a beginning of a LOOOONG partnership. No, really. This story is like 5 different books. :P Disclaimer: I do NOT own Twilight nor the original characters. I DO own my OCs as well as the altered story line. ^w^

1. Preface

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I glared at the woman standing before me. Despite her appearance, I could hardly give her that title. Monster would be more appropriate. To the human eye, she appeared to be kind, and possibly a bit motherly, but I could see past her little façade. I could see EXACTLY what she was, and it wouldn't be long before I showed the word what I saw.

The woman's warm copper skin seemed to sparkle in the sun's fading light. "Why do you act so afraid? I'm not going to hurt you," she purred, her voice like liquid fire as she slowly moved towards me. Her words were soothing, but I'd learned that words can be deceiving. I slowly took a step back and immediately felt a rush of terror. It seemed as if my whole world was going to come to an end - not by the hands of the woman but by the crashing waves against the sharp rocks below. I was sure that if I took one more step, I would meet the fate of many an unlucky one - a fate that I would gladly take over being near this monster.

She bared her teeth at me with her now grinning lips. Her arms slowly began to rise from her sides until they extended out to me - beckoning me into her clutches. Something in my mind began to change, and I found myself questioning everything about this woman. Could I trust her? Would I be safe in her company? I debated the ideas, considering all of the possibilities I could think of. Maybe she was harmless. She had seemed dangerous, but now, something tugging at my mind told me otherwise.

I slowly took one step forward, parting from the edge of the cliff that would ensure my death, and stepped closer to the woman. My mind was fixated on her; however, one question bothered me. Was I going into safety, or was I walking into the very arms of Death itself?