Preface...

He told me to run away, as fast as I could… this time he would not be able to come along, nor could any of the Cullens. I whimpered as I threw my belongings into his Volvo, kissed him fervently on his stone lips and drove off into the night. I was guarding a precious treasure, our child. It was a mistake… I should never have pushed him…but it was too late. I was pregnant, at nineteen going on twenty, still human despite my wishes and running away from those who threatened me and my child. Vampires were supposed to be understanding. Apparently not this time. Edward and I had crossed a forbidden line, oblivious to the unknown rules. It was treason in their books, only punishable by death. I'd driven myself away as far as I thought necessary, states and hours away. All over the northwest United States, I drove until I thought maybe I would be safe. The heartache burned inside of me like a fire that could not be extinguished by the most powerful force of water the world could produce. But I had to be strong for the piece of Edward I had left... my daughter, Alexandra Renee Cullen.

(Author's Note: This is an AU of sorts. I started this when I had only read Twilight, but have edited a bit to fit the possibilities of both New Moon and Eclipse. Breaking Dawn does not play into this very much, just because I wanted to add my character into the mix. :) I hope that all who read will continue and review. It would me a lot to me to hear the opinions of other "Twilighters".)