Something about him told me to stay away. It could've been his unruly, blonde hair that showed he wasn't nearly as neat or as predictable as Edward. It could've been that even though his eyes were brown they still held a tinge of red in the iris that suggested he wasn't as strict of a vegetarian as the rest of his family. Or maybe it was him literally pushing me away; his emotional powers let him do that. I could hide everything from Edward, but with him I couldn't hide anything. He could peer into my soul and see everything not just what he wanted to see, somehow the vulnerability in that made me gravitate towards him even more. But, no matter what told me to stay away, I didn't listen.

Let this story serve as a cautionary tale.