A/N: This is, in a way, connected to All the Pretty Corpses. I was just standing around thinking about that story and this idea popped into my head. What if that was an actual book that someone is basing a movie off of and they used real vampires instead of actors pretending to be vampires and then slowly but surely this idea popped into my head. You don't have to read All the Pretty Corpses to read this story; this is just kind of me experimenting with the idea.
Summary: All the Pretty Corpses is a popular novel written by the infamous Daddy's Little Cannibal (I promise that I will not be mentioned anywhere in this story). Twisted Films studio has decided to make ATPC into a movie using, for the first time ever, real vampires. Edward Cullen, who ironically has the same name as the character in the book, plays the leading role as the vegetarian vampire who has fallen for the singer Isabella "Bella" Swan, who is played by new comer- Isabella Swan. Its attraction at first sight as the two actors must deal with the lifestyle of being an extremely controversial movie as well as the complications of being star crossed lovers.
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight.
Reminder: This has the same alternative universe as All the Pretty Corpses.
I never wanted to be in a movie before. The only reason I was trying out is because my best friend, Jessica, didn't want to be here alone. The whole idea of a vampire love interest made me feel uncomfortable. I didn't hate vampires but I didn't feel comfortable knowing that I was going to be in the same room with a vampire that could easily kill me.
The waiting room was filled with murmurs as girls, from all over the world, read their lines to themselves. I had glanced through my lines but never really made any effort to memorize them. I was realistic. I knew that I wasn't going to get the part. I was awkward, I couldn't sing, and I was a horrible actress. They made me a tree in a play when I was in kindergarten because trees don't talk. I ended up ruining the part by sneezing really loud and falling into the background that the fifth graders had made for us, ruining the kindergarten production of the Wizard of Oz.
The door opened revealing a dumb struck Jessica. A huge grin was on her face as she stared ahead. Her eyes were wide and she looked like she had just been hypnotized. I had gotten used to this reaction by now. Most girls came out like this after their audition with Edward Cullen.
I was very aware of Edward Cullen's history. He was the only single vampire of the Cullen clan- a clan of vegetarian vampires that is led by Carlisle Cullen, the vampire that made vampirism legal in the United States. He was the one that convinced congress that vampires could live off of animal blood. The only difference is that their eyes turn gold instead of crimson, which makes it easier for police to find out which vampires have been feeding on humans.
"He's gorgeous." Jessica smiled still looking straight ahead. "He looks more beautiful in real life than he does on TV."
I smiled awkwardly at her. "How did the audition go?" I asked with little enthusiasm.
"I don't know." Jessica still sounded dazed. "I can't remember. He's so beautiful." She glided across the floor and went to sit next to me on the fold out chair, still llooking straight ahead. "I want this part Bella. I want to be able to kiss him."
"You kissed him?" I gasped.
Jessica shook her head. "No. But if I get the part I'll get too." She looked at me. "He's gorgeous, Bella. He's absolutely gorgeous."
"Isabella Swan." The casting director called from the door way. My head shot up and I looked at her. "You're next."
"Good luck Bella." Jessica whispered to me before I got out of my seat.
I walked awkwardly across the tile floor, past the casting director, into the room. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. There was a long table that had three chairs next to each other. Two were occupied by a male and a female. The casting director sat down between them and pointed in front of her.
Edward Cullen was sitting on a stool across from them. Jessica was right, he did look better in real life than he did on TV. He was a tall with messy bronze hair. He was wearing a casual pair of blue jeans and a buttoned down light blue shirt. He was staring at the script in front of him. He didn't even pretend like he was interested in me.
"Alright Bella," the woman who had invited me in said. "I want you to take a seat next to Edward. We're going to go over the scene where Edward sneaks into your hotel room."
I took a seat next to Edward. He lifted his head to look at me. His topaz eyes caught me off guard. They were beautiful. I gasped and tried to look away but it was hard. It was like those cheesy vampires movies where Dracula tells his victims to look into his eyes and they instantly become hypnotized. That's what Edward Cullen was doing to me. He could tell me to jump off a cliff and I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Edward's face hardened and he fist tightened. He looked away from me, releasing his hold, and scooted the stool a few inches away from me. I felt my heart break and my throat catch in my chest. I didn't think he liked me.
"Do you know why I came here tonight?" Edward asked.
I shook my head, forgetting that we were even auditioning. I was too absorbed in his voice and what he had to say to me.
"You're afraid of me, aren't you?"
I wanted to lie and say no but I continued to stare at him in wonder.
"I'm not going to hurt you." His voice was filled with dark humor.
"I know." I whispered.
This made Edward look at me. His eyes were wide and he looked shocked. "I came here to kill you." He confessed. His voice had lost his humor and he sounded aggravated with me.
I could feel my heart stop as I waited patiently for him to continue, afraid to make any movement in case he did decide to kill me. Even with all these people here to witness it.
"I had everything planned out." He continued without hesitation, dropping the script onto the floor. His lips curled over his eyes and lips were thinning. "I would wait till James had left – which he has – and then sneak into your hotel room and kill you without thinking about it twice. My family would forgive me. They to, were moved by the scent of your blood, even Carlisle, who spent centuries perfecting his desire for human blood flinched when your blood invaded his senses." He stopped speaking for a second.
"How did you know James would leave?" I asked, my voice was barely above a whisper. I didn't know how James was and I didn't really care. I just wanted Edward to talk again.
"I can read minds, my dear little siren." His voice got softer. "I can read every human, vampire, and werewolf's mind except for yours." He paused and let his nose flare. "Why is that?" His got harder and he sounded angry again.
"I don't know." I whispered.
"I'm scaring you again, aren't I?" Edward sounded insulted by the idea.
"No." I shook my head, lying again.
"Good job." Someone yelled followed by loud clapping which caught me off guard. I jumped and turned my attention back to the casting directors. They were leaning back in their seats with smiles on their faces.
"Next time stick to the script, Bella." The male growled at me. "But other than that, you did good. We'll call if you get the part. Thank you."
I think he was telling me to leave. I looked awkwardly at Edward. He was still clenching his fist and went back to staring in the opposite direction. I got a glimpse of the side of his face. He looked like he was in physical pain. I don't he liked the idea of me coming back.
"Thank you." I mumbled awkwardly as I got off the stool and left the room. The farther away I was from Edward, the happier I would be.
Jessica was bouncing in her seat when I got back in the waiting room. "How did it go?" She screamed at me. "It didn't take you very long. Gosh, it was like you just went in there."
I smiled awkwardly at her. "I don't think Edward likes me very much." I admitted, blushing. I was actually on the verge of crying. "He was really tense around me and growled a lot."
Jessica frowned. "That's weird. He was really sweet around me and even complimented me on my acting." Her face went thoughtful. "But that's alright Bella. You didn't really want the part anyways, did you?"
I shook my head. "No." I tried to make my smile more genuine. "I didn't want it and I still don't." I took a deep breath fighting back my tears. "C'mon, let's go celebrate your audition." I grabbed her hand and led her out of the room.
A/N: Tell me what you think. The chapters will get longer and the story will move along more quickly. Edward is still attracted to Bella because of her blood. Bella is still clumsy. Stuff like that. I'm trying to keep this more Twilight than ATPC was. This is also more of a romance story than the other one was. Like I said, you don't have to read ATPC to get this story. It'll be nice if you did, just so you know the characters that Bella and Edward are pretending to be but it's not a requirement. I hope you enjoyed it and if it's worth continuing than please let me know. I have not given up on Imagination Land. I'm just at a really difficult part and it's hard to explain it without potentially ruining the story for other scenes and other parts but I'm working on it. :)
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