Alright, here it is, my first fic! I'm really really nervous about this, but I hope you like it! If you're interested in the story behind Solstice, just head over to my profile, where you can find updates on it, such as when I'm getting new chapters out, maybe sneak peeks into new chapters, and information on other stories that I've written. I hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, and I definitely do not own the excerpt in italics at the very beginning. That was copied from Stephanie Meyer's Midnight Sun, which is on her website.


Chapter 1

Bella Swan walked into the flow of the heated air that blew toward me from the vent.

Her scent hit me like a wrecking ball, like a battering ram. There was no image violent enough to encapsulate the force of what happened to me in that moment. In that instant, I was nothing close to the human I'd once been; no trace of the shreds of humanity I'd managed to cloak myself in remained. I was a predator. She was my prey. There was nothing else in the whole world but that truth. There was no room full of witnesses-they were already collateral damage in my head. The mystery of her thoughts was forgotten. Her thoughts meant nothing, for she would not go on thinking them much longer. I was a vampire, and she had the sweetest blood I'd smelled in eighty years. I hadn't imagined such a scent could exist. If I'd known it did, I would have gone searching for it long ago. I would have combed the planet for her. I could imagine the taste…

(Excerpt from Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer)

Edward's POV

That smell…my mind was spinning. Just 10 seconds to kill…one to bar the doors. The common sense in me fought it back, think of Carlisle, think of Jasper, but the monster that was being awakened, red eyed, maddened, was saying "Yes, Yes!" I was gripping the table like it could hold me back-I knew I could rip it apart in mere seconds. I was planning, thinking. I could feel my eyes going bloodshot. No! A mental battle was being fought between instinct and what was right. I could kill the right side of the room easily- necks snapped, skulls smashed. And I could do it without regret. They wouldn't see me coming-they wouldn't have time or need to scream. The left side of the room…with my speed, maybe they would have time for one quick scream- nothing that would send people running. The bloodlust was running through my body's every plane. Why couldn't this Bella have stayed where she came from? Did she come just to ruin me? It doesn't matter…just end it…the class was almost over…the monster won the battle.

I was flying faster than I ever had before. The first table was gone, the second, the third. Humans, with no idea their lives were ending. It was like a hunt, except more empowering, harder to stop. No, NO! The human in me screamed at me to stop, but human nature, or rather, vampire nature was too strong to stop. One girl, in awe with fear, began to scream, then her neck was broken, blood spilling across the tiled floor. Bella was backing up, eyes wide, backing herself away from me like I was a tiger, escaped from its cage and running rampant. And my predatory instincts were taking over- I was completely out of control. The instructor was long dead, there was nobody left alive. Except…I turned to her-my eyes wild with hunger, crouching…

Alice's POV

(This part begins the period before Edward's biology class)

Poor Jasper. He was struggling so much with his. Every moment of my attention, every thought of my visions were tuned into him. He, being the newest addition to our family, was taking this harder than Rosalie did. Rosalie…Rosalie is too vain to notice what she is…but Jasper…Every time he walks past a human with the slightest scent, you can just feel him tense up. I always stay right beside him to offer encouragement, or, if necessary, to hold him back. We were in a language arts class, and I was only paying half attention. I went still. My eyes glazed over and an inner image came to me. Jasper…luring the girl across from me…I shook my head to rid myself of it. I put a hand on Jasper's shoulder. He was warm with anticipation. He turned my way and I shook my head.

"Be strong." I mouthed. He nodded grimly, his mouth a thin, straight line. My hand found his, and after a quick glance around, I pulled it up to my mouth, just long enough to leave an impression. He sighed, exaggerating his breathing.

"I know." I whispered. "I know."

The class period ended and we walked out into the sea of people. My shoulder was touching his, keeping him close and letting him know I was here. I could feel him stiffen. It was almost too much for him, being around so many people at once, their scents overloading his senses. I nudged him, encouraging his down the hallway and out the front door. Time for a little senior skipping.

"I'm fine, I'm fine." I heard Jasper saying.

"I just need to calm down." I looked deep into his eyes, the terror and resistance clear in his face, clearer than he thought. I walked him out to the lot, found Edward's Volvo in a second. I eased Jasper into it a place where he could be away from the crowds and just breathe. Already I could see his eyes calming, his body relaxing. I laid my hand on his face and thought as loudly as I could.

"Edward…Jasper..." Nothing else needed to be said. Edward would hear my thoughts and be out in a trice. I waited. Five, ten, fifteen minutes passed, but he didn't come. Panic was rising in my chest. Edward was always listening to make sure everything was alright with Jasper, so why wasn't he responding? My eyes went foggy and I saw Edward and...Oh my God.

I swore under my breath and Jasper glanced at me. I forced the pain, the anger back down and turned to face him. "Everything's alright," I said, pressing my lips to his neck and wishing with all of my heart I could mean it.


Alright, well there it is. It's short, only two pages in word, which I'm really sorry about, I promise the next ones will be longer, I just do so love cliffhangers. I've already gotten the second chapter written, I'm just going to wait for a few reviews to post it. If you have any questions about the time lapses between Edward and Alice's POVs, please feel free to message me, it is awfully confusing, and I don't want to clutter up my space here explaining it. So, anyway, as a final note, please please please review!