Okay, this is my first fanfic. Be nice :)
Disclaimer: I am not stephenie and I do not own Twilight or any of the characters. If I did, then I wouldn't be sitting
here writing fanfiction and doing this disclaimer.
I'm not going to force you to review. I'd just like to know if it's a good start, and if i should continue the story.
All my love,
I was running through the forest, as fast as ever. Faster than a vampire. Where I was running to I did not know. Who I was running from was a mystery as well. I was gleaming white and I didn't know why, I was running as fast as I could to a place I didn't know the location of. I was beautiful, even more so than a vampire. The thick green trees and shrub went passed me in a blur. My feet were barely touching to ground, barely making a sound. I started to slow down, and in the distance I could see another gleaming white figure. As I got closer, I could start to recognize the person in the distance. I stopped in front of it, then recognition hit me like a tonn of bricks. Charlie. Why were Charlie and me gleaming white? Charlie looked different than what I knew him to be. His skin was pale and smooth, no wrinkles in sight, he was beautiful like me. Then he said,
"Bella, it is the day, it is time."
As I woke, I bolted upright. That dream was strange, and what did it have to do with anything? I felt like I was supposed to remember something, something very important. I pushed the dream aside and focused on the god that was sitting next me. I sighed, this was the best part of waking up, to find my angel, my Edward sitting right next to me. I laid my eyes on his and smiled, he smiled crookedly in return, and my heart skipped a beat. Edward chuckled.
Why does he have to look so amazingly beautiful while I lie here all groggy with sleep, and in my holey t-shirt and pair of sweats and probably look like a half drowned cat that crawled home only to be squished by a car on the road, then run over and over again until it was just a big, fat red blob on the road. Okay, that was a little extreme, but still, it was so unfair. I wanted to be immortal. To be beautiful. To actually fit in with Edward, to look like I belonged there. Although, in my dream I was gorgeous, but I still didn't understand it, maybe it was me as a vampire?
But vampires don't gleam and Charlie wasn't a vampire. Oh well, it was just a dream, that was oddly familiar. Once again, I was thankful my brain was demented and he couldn't read it.
Edward smirked at me, with pure love in his eyes. I hoped my eyes did the same. I looked over at the time, 8:30am, on Saturday the 13th of September. Just another day on the calendar. Wait. What? 13th of September? It couldn't be…
"Happy birthday love," Edward said, then bent down and kissed me softly. I groaned.
"What is it Bella? Are you okay?" Of course Edward was freaking out, probably thought he hurt me with a kiss. Pfft.
"I'm horrible," I replied, "I'm 18."
"Yes love, you are 18." Edward looked confused.
"And you will never be. I'm older than you. I'm aging." I shivered. I couldn't believe the day was finally here, and I was 18. Older than Edward…technically.
"Bella, that's the way it's meant to be. And besides, I don't want to have this conversation now." He sighed.
"But Edward, it would be so much easier if I was like you. You wouldn't have to deal with the call of my blood. You wouldn't have to worry about me tripping, or getting chased by a sadistic vampire," he flinched, "and when you kiss me you wouldn't have to worry about the boundary lines. You could kiss me like you've always wanted to. You wouldn't have to worry about squishing me when you touch me. Can't you see Edward, it would be so much easier."
Edward sighed dramatically. "Bella, I am not going to damn you to an eternity of night when you have the rest of your life to live. I refuse to do it, besides Bella, it is your birthday, so can we at least not talk about this just for today, please." He pulled the full-frontal butterscotch coloured dazzling eyes on me, and I caved.
"Okay Edward, so I am 18, what did you want to do today? Not that I want to do anything much except stay in your arms." I said. Edward looked at me guiltily.
"What Edward? Spit it out." I sighed in frustration.
"Alice organized a party for you tonight and…" was all he got to say before I cut him off.
"What!? Oh no, no, no, no, no, no. No parties. I am not a party girl Edward, you know that." Not a party! That meant presents, and presents meant attention, and attention equals a big 'no, no' in my books.
"Come on Bella, Alice put so much hard work into this. It is a special occasion."
"Not really, me aging is not that fabulous."
"Bella please, just do this for us. We are all very excited."
Once again, I caved. "Fine I'll go. But you guys better not have spent much money on me. It would be better if you didn't spend any on me at all."
"Bella, we like spending money on you."
I sighed. "What time do you want me to come over?"
"I will be staying with you all today and then at about 7:00 I will be taking you to my house, and afterwards, I'm guessing at about 11:30, dropping you home. Alice will be coming over to get you ready." He smiled and I groaned.
"Not Alice!" Ugh. Bella Barbie.
Edward just smirked. "You hungry?" He said. And then, as if on cue my stomach growled.
I laughed. Edward grabbed my hand and hoisted me off of my bed. I kept thinking back to that dream. Something about it was tugging at the side of my head, but I just couldn't remember. I was getting frustrated. We walked out of my room, down the stairs and into the kitchen. Edward sat down on a chair while I walked toward the fridge to get out some milk for my cereal, there was a note on the fridge, I grabbed it off opened it up and read it.
I had to go into the station early today. Happy Birthday baby girl. Now, I'm hoping you know what today means. I will be home late tonight, but hopefully before 11:15. Good luck honey, and I'll see you back home or otherwise at the Cullen's. But please make sure you are home before 11:15pm please. I don't want to risk anything.
Huh? What is he talking about. Then it clicked and I froze. Oh no. No, no, no, no, no! I completely forgot! My 18th birthday! NO! The dream, the white figures, Charlie saying it was the day and time, it all made sense now. This was not happening. No, no, no. It couldn't be. It's all just a major coincidence. It has to be. It has to be…
"Bella? Bella! Are you okay?" Edward was shaking me, I forgot he was here.
"No, no, I'm okay, I'm okay." I was mainly reassuring myself more than Edward.
"What did the note say?" Edward asked. I couldn't tell him the truth.
"Nothing, it was just Charlie saying that he's gone already and will be back later tonight, I was just surprised that he was working so much. I over-reacted. It's fine."
He didn't look convinced. But dropped it anyway. Thank goodness. I was doing so well at pretending up until now. I knew that he and his family were vampires the first time I saw them. Charlie knows as well. He did a great job of pretending he didn't, and he was very careful with what he thought. He was one of the most experienced of 'our kind'. But when I told him that Edward couldn't read my mind, he was dumbfounded, as was Edward and his family for that matter. I sighed. My life is horrible.
Why did this happen to my family? And me? My life was fine up until I was reminded of what I was to become. And Edward! Why did he have to be a vampire? Why did it have to be my birthday now! I needed Charlie's help.
I ran upstairs and grabbed my bag, with Edward chasing me calling my name, asking me what I was doing. He was frantic. I was moving so fast I was surprised I hadn't tripped over yet. I ran out the door.
"BELLA! Bella, are you okay? What are you doing? Tell me Bella!" He grabbed me by the waist quckly and held on tightly, i tried to struggle out, but of course my attempts were in vain. "Tell me what is wrong Bella." He was really scared.
"I'm fine, Edward, I just really need to talk to Charlie."
"Okay, let me drive yo-"
"NO! I mean, you can't I have to see him by myself. I will tell you Edward, just not now. Please. I need to see Charlie alone." He couldn't come; if he came he would find out, I wouldn't be able to stand that. Plus, Charlie might do something drastic. I know he could easily kill Edward, and seeing as it was 'the day' I wouldn't be able to stop him. As this thought occurred to me, tears came into my eyes and ran silently down my face.
"Oh, okay, I'll be here when you get back." He whispered. I couldn't stand to see him like this. His face was full of confusion, rejection and sadness.
"I'm so sorry Edward," more tears fell, "I'll be back before you know it. I love you, I always have and I always will okay?" I kissed him passionately and he returned the kiss.
"I love you too Bella, with all of my dead, silent heart." I smiled at him and he smiled back.
"Please don't follow me Edward. Go back home and hunt," I traced the dark shadow under his eyes with my finger, knowing that he'd try and follow me, "promise me you won't follow me, I need to see Charlie alone."
Edward looked hesitant, "I promise Bella." I smiled at him while he wiped away my tears with his fingers.
"Thank you Edward."
I hopped into the truck, started it and drove away, leaving Edward on the curb. Tears still running down my face. I hadn't even changed, and I hated this life already.
There, I hope that was okay :D
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