|And They Thought Vampires Ruled
Author: EdwardIsMyLover PM
They always knew Bella was different. But they can't even imagine just how different she really is. Something happens on her 18th birthday that will change her life forever.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 47,891 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 753 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 06-01-07 - Published: 01-31-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3370249
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Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, New Moon, or any of its characters.
AN: I had this in my head ever since I read this other one like it, but the person never finished it, so I decided to start my own. I'm not sure how far I'll go on it though, depends on what you think of it. :)
Chapter 1 – The Beginnings of a New Power
A pale figure glided down from the sky. I recognized her as Selene, the Moon Goddess in Greek Mythology. She was so beautiful; she had a breathtaking white shimmering gown on. Her hair was as black as night, her skin was smooth and pale and seemed to be emitting light on its own. The moon's light glowed brightly from behind her as she floated down to me, creating an aura of light around her figure.
She gracefully reached to me and gently took my hand in hers. Her hand felt so comforting and made me feel safe. It was also cold, but not cold like the Cullens, more like taking in a deep breathe of crisp, clean air; refreshing.
"It's almost time, my child," She whispered to me.
I woke up a little disturbed. I've been having this odd dream for the past month. It always feels so real and every time after I feel the same tingle her touch sent me in my dream still lingering on my skin.
I groaned when I saw it was still pitch black outside; it was always impossible to fall asleep again. I rolled over to check my alarm clock when my face hit a stone wall; also known as Edward's chest. His scent hit me and I forgot all about my previous task as I breathed in more deeply, savoring his sweet aroma.
He chuckled and I blushed after realizing he knew what I was doing.
"It's okay my love, we all like to indulge ourselves sometimes," he teased as he breathed in my own supposedly intoxicating scent. I didn't believe him that I could ever smell nearly as good to him as he does to me.
I smiled, but stopped when the tingling in my hand spread up my arm and started creeping its way to the rest of my body. Maybe it was just the effect Edward had on me, but somehow I doubted that. This was different than the feeling of love I got with Edward. Something was wrong, but I didn't say anything, I didn't want him to get worried, especially over my stupid superstitions.
I had never told him or anyone about my dream. It seemed very important, but it was just a dream, right? What could it possibly mean anyway? "It's almost time, my child"? What's up with that?
"What's wrong?" Edward asked probably concerned about my sudden shift in mood.
"Awake.Night.Bad." I tried to feign sleepiness so he would think that was the source of my frown, though at the moment I was wide awake. He chuckled, having fallen for my façade, which was surprising to me, seeing as he had once called me a terrible actress.
"Oh, Bella?" He said tauntingly.
I hesitated. What could possible call for that tone? "Yes?" I said uncertainly.
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" he whisper-yelled.
I froze. It was my birthday? Holy crows! It was! Wow, I forgot my own birthday. Shows how preoccupied I am, –cough-Edward-cough-.
Hearing my silence, Edward decided to continue. "I have a surprise for you." When he saw the horror on my face he chuckled and continued his torture, "And you have to wait until tonight at my house to get it."
I glared and he became more amused. Not only was I turning older, older than Edward (in human appearance), but he had to throw in a surprise as well.
I knew I had won the staring contest when he suddenly started shaking with hushed laughter and closed his eyes. This made me glare more, and him laugh more once he opened his eyes. Though I was somewhat happy because it was my first time winning one of our staring contests.
It had lightened up sometime in our glaring/laughing session so I decided it was time for my human moment. I jumped off the bed, grabbed some clothes and my toiletries before stomping my way to the bathroom.
He was so frustrating! Couldn't he see I hated gifts, attention and surprises? All of which I am bound to be facing today. Today, I told myself, was going to be dreadful. When I stepped into the shower the hot water relaxing my tense muscles released some of my fury and I calmed down a reasonable amount. Then I realized something incredible. I had not tripped or slipped or done anything clumsy since I had woken up. I beamed to myself. Proud that I, Isabella Swan, did not trip on my way to the bathroom. I felt like I had just won an Olympic medal. This to me was the closest thing I would ever get to that, so I settled for it, still proud for my accomplishment.
I stepped out of the shower in a better mood. I toweled myself dry and pulled on my clothes, not stumbling once! Yay. Maybe today wouldn't be so bad. No, who was I kidding, it would he horrible. I blow-dried my hair as I noticed it was later than I thought and brushed it out. I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my skin looked wonderful today. It had a beautiful natural sheen to it, instead of being thin and almost see-through like it normally is. My eyes seemed to have lightened up and my hair looked shiny. I got a sudden boost of confidence at this, added to my non-tripping spree, and I felt wonderful. Maybe I was just being stubborn about today.
I bounded down the stairs the way I normally do and Edward was there like always, ready to catch me. This time I didn't trip and a smug smile appeared on my face. I turned to Edward to share my accomplishment to find a frown.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"I didn't get to catch you," he whined.
I laughed and made a show of putting my left foot directly in front of my right and falling forward. He caught me, laughing. I smiled up at him as he returned it with his god-like crooked smile I loved to much.
"Oh, Bella, what am I ever to do with you," he said into my neck as he pulled me close against him.
"Well… now that you mention it…" I started but he cut me off knowing I was going to say change me.
"NO. Bella, not today," he said sternly.
"Fine," I said knowing it was best, and that I would get him some other time.
He let go of me so I could get something to eat. I walked over to the kitchen and grabbed two poptarts and a juice box which I had gotten for occasions just like this. I grabbed my bag off the chair Edward had set it in and headed out the door, following Edward to the car.
The school day had been dreadful; people were wishing me happy birthday, I don't even know how half of them knew it was my birthday. But then again, this is Forks, the town of no secrets. Well, there is one, but that belongs to the vampires and me. Some of the kids even decided it would be 'fun' for the whole class to sing "Happy Birthday" to me. When they did I sat there with a fake smile plastered on my face, staring at them uncomfortably. Edward found this amusing. He even joined in some of the singing.
Alice of course was bubbling with excitement so I had to deal with that as well. Edward thankfully took pity on me and helped me calm Alice down throughout the day when she became overbearing.
I was a little on edge, waiting for my surprise to be revealed. Also, because the tingling sensation never left my body. When the day was over, finally, Edward and I walked to his car together. I got in and sighed; the Cullens were bound to get me something overly expensive that I didn't need.
"So Bella, you ready?" A loud excited voice called suddenly form behind me. I jumped because I had no idea Alice was in the car. Edward chuckled at my reaction and of course, I blushed.
"No," I replied curtly after getting over my shock.
"Oh 'c'mon. It'll be fun!" She said still enthusiastic.
"You're not the one that's going to fall on her face in front of everyone." I muttered under my breath, knowing they could hear me.
"Bella please, try to be a good sport, none of my family has even had a real birthday since Emmett in 1935. Everyone's really excited." Edward said trying to reason with me.
I just pouted, knowing he was right. I didn't really want to take away their fun. Though it was at my expense.
When we got there I sighed and took a deep breath. Maybe I won't trip like this morning. No, that's impossible, there's no way my luck is going to keep up for this.
Edward opened the car door for me as we followed a bouncing Alice to the front door. When the door opened, we were greeted with yet another course of "Happy Birthday". I smiled letting them know I appreciated it.
"So, when do you turn 18, Bella?" Emmett asked suddenly.
"Uh, today?" I answered confused. Obviously it was today, that's why we're all here. Was it even possible for vampires to go insane?
"I mean what time." He clarified.
"Oh, uh, 11:53."
"Awe, I guess we can't have a count down then since you won't be here," he said a little less exuberant. Rosalie just glowered at me, nothing new, while holding onto Emmett. Esme and Carlisle were smiling at me near the door. Jasper was leaning against the staircase observing with a smile on his face.
"PRESENT TIME!" Alice shouted jumping up and down, while I groaned. Edward nudged my side and the fake smile returned to its wrongful place on my face.
Alice ran over to the piano where my gifts were placed on top of. There were four small to medium sized boxes wrapped in black and white wrapping paper. She picked up the largest and called me to her.
Reluctantly I went over to her, pulling Edward with me, sat on the bench and took the box from her. The rest of the Cullens followed me and were standing in a semi-circle around me with curious (and angry) faces. Edward sat down beside me and wrapped his arm around my waist.
This one is from me and Jazz." Alice said proudly.
I smiled to her and turned to give Jasper the same thankful smile but noticed he wasn't there. Maybe my blood got too much for him and he had to leave before he was overwhelmed. I felt bad for chasing him out of his home. I shrugged it off and ripped off the wrapping paper to find a box with a picture of a very expensive stereo system on it. It seemed too light to contain anything of such proportions. But really, a sound system it too much.
"I can't…" I started but was cut off by Alice.
"Too bad, Jasper just left to install it in your room. I knew you would say that." She added winking smugly.
I sighed. I should have known she would do something like that. Damn vampires and their super abilities.
She just giggled at my exasperated expression and handed me a small rectangular box. "Carlisle and Esme." She said. I smiled thankfully at them as I had done with Alice and almost Jasper. I tore at the wrapping paper and saw a thin, white rectangle-shaped box. I pulled off the lid and saw two pieces of white card with small writing on them. Taking them out to look at them more closely, I saw that they were plane tickets to Jacksonville.
My mouth was slightly open with shock and delight. They both chuckled. When I had regained my composure, I was overwhelmed with joy. I was going to see my mother. "Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you." I wailed as I shot up and hugged them both.
"Your welcome dear," Esme replied lovingly.
"See, it's not so bad," Alice pointed out.
I rolled my eyes and took the third gift.
"From Emmett and Rosalie."
I nodded and smiled at them- receiving a glare from Rosalie, but a wide grin from Emmett- before I dove in. I tugged at the paper, revealing an ipod video cover. I really had wanted one of these and it was 60 GB, the biggest memory there is. I would have to get Edward to give me some songs as I hadn't nearly enough.
I jumped up to hug Emmett, but when I was about to hug Rosalie, I ran into her hand. Hard. I was winded and heard Edward growl. I held my hands up to Edward to stop him. I should have known better then to hug a witch, I thought to myself.
I sat back down beside Edward, and saw Jasper coming back. I glared at him for tricking me into accepting the gift but he just smiled.
Alice placed a small box and a thin rectangle on my lap. These must be from Edward. I smiled up at him and he smiled back, running a hand down my hair and kissing my forehead.
I opened the rectangle first finding a cd case with a blank cd inside. I looked up at him questioningly. He smiled and walked around the piano. He bent down behind it to pick up a cd player that was already plugged in and set it on top of the piano. I handed him the case so he could put it in. The first song was my lullaby. I looked into his beautiful eyes. They were a darker tone than normal, but still beautiful.
It was so beautiful, and now I could listen to it anytime. By the time the next song started, which was Esme's favorite, I noticed I had been crying. I quickly wiped my tears with my shirt sleeve and smiled up at him in thanks because I didn't think I could speak at the moment. I tore my gaze off him to see them all with warm smiles, accept for Rosalie who of course did not look happy.
Alice handed me the small square box next and I opened it to find a small red box. I lifted the lid and saw a key. Oh no, the possibilities of what this could belong to is scary. My first thought was a car, and if he got me a car…
Before I got to finish my thought I was swept up and carried outside to the driveway. Edward had me facing towards the house so I couldn't see what it was. Oh god, were in the driveway. Blah, not good for my car theory.
"You're surprise." Edward said and turned me around.
Yup. There it was. A shiny car. I was wavering between anger and furiousness. I could feel my eye twitching. He got me a damn car!
It was silent for a minute, everyone was judging my expression. All I can say is that the thing that happened next was totally not my fault.
"YOU GOT ME A FUCKING CAR!" I screamed as I flailed my arms, glaring from the shiny piece of metal in front of me to the shocked god beside me.
He was obviously shocked by my language as were the rest of the Cullens, accept Rosalie who had a small smile tugging at her lips. I myself was surprised; I hardly ever swore, especially out loud.
"Bella, calm down," Edwards said still a little shocked at my outburst.
I was about to retort when it suddenly felt like ice was shooting through my veins. Before I could tell them or even scream, I was engulfed in blackness.