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I was burning. The fire in me was stronger and a lot more painful than anything I had ever felt in my life… oh no, correct that; I had felt a feeling much more painful than this one, but only one: when Edward had left me.

Even now, while I was burning, the thought of his name slashed through me like a knife, making the pain so much stronger. I yelled again, I didn't know if anyone was there to hear it, if anyone was close enough to hear me beg. "Please," I begged "Please, what have I ever done to you? Please, just kill me! Please!" I heard some noises around me, but when I tried to concentrate on them, the burning got worse. It was burning through my heart and I yelled again, but I was thankful, at last this cruel person had finally decided to kill me.

But they left me burning for a while and I yelled some more, finally, after what seemed like days, there was a sharp pain in my heart and then everything cooled down. I felt nothing. I lay there for a while, enjoying the sensation of being dead, but then I heard the noises again; whispers. "Yes, she will certainly be a wonderful add to a clan" Said a soft voice.

I opened my eyes then, - everything was so clear, like I had been completely blind before - I looked to find 5 curious pair of eye's looking at me: 4 boys, 1 girl, and they were all very different. The girl was very petite, childlike, while the boys were all very big… well except one, who looked very much like the small girl, they could've been twins for all I knew. Even though they were all very different, there was one similarity that made them all look the same, the pale skin, the shadow under their eyes and the beauty: they were vampires, I was sure.

I met eyes with the one standing right in front of me, strangely, I recognized him. He was in the painting Edward had shown me the first time I had gone to his house. The painting that represented a very important family Carlisle had lived with in the beginning, a family Edward had described as vampire royalty: the Volturi

As I thought his name I expected to feel my heart ripping and shredding to pieces, but instead I simply felt hollow, empty, more than I was used to. It was a very depressing feeling and it scared me.

"Ah! Our young one has awoken." The man said, he looked delighted "I must say" he continued "We truly are sorry for the pain." I was shocked, how did he know I had been in pain? "Um, what?" I asked, only the voice that came out was not my voice, not at all. This new voice was beautiful, it sounded like bells. I loved it.

"Oh yes! You must be very confused." He guessed. "Um… a little" I admitted. "Let me start from the beginning" he said "these are my partners, Felix, Demetri, Alec and this is the lovely Jane" he introduced pointing to each person. "We were visiting forks, because I wanted to visit my good friend, Carlisle"- the emptiness feeling came back, maybe this would replace the staggering pain forever- "When Demetri smelled fresh blood, we came here to see you, on the ground, bleeding. You were dying. We smelled another vampire, so I bit you before you could die and Felix went off to kill him."

I froze, the beautiful voice, the empty feeling where my heart used to be, the clear sight and the slight burn in my throat, it all clicked in, then: I was a vampire.

I heard snarling in my head- not any snarling, his snarl- and was instantly happy; I wouldn't lose this, although it would be much more difficult to get myself in danger now that I was a vampire.

The man who had not introduced himself continued "We are, once again, very sorry for the pain." I remembered now.


'"Threaten him," the beautiful delusion ordered, his voice distorted with dread.

"He'll know it was you," I whispered obediently. "You won't get away with this."

"And why not?" Laurent's smile widened. He gazed around the small opening in the trees. "The scent will wash away with the next rain. No one will find your body- you'll simply go missing, like so many, many other humans. There's no reason for Edward to think of me, if he cares enough to investigate. This is nothing personal; let me assure you, Bella. Just thirst. "

"Beg" my hallucination begged

"Please," I gasped

Laurent shook his head, his face kind. "Look at it this way, Bella. You're very lucky I was the one to find you"

"Am I?" I mouthed, faltering another step back

Laurent followed, lithe and graceful.

"Yes," he assured me. "I'll be very quick. You won't feel a thing, I promise. Oh I'll lie to Victoria about that later, naturally, just to placate her. But if you knew what she had planned for you, Bella…" he shook his head, almost as if in disgust. "I swear you'd be thanking me for this."

I stared at him in horror.

He sniffed at the breeze that blew my threads of my hair in his direction. "Mouthwatering," he repeated, inhaling deeply, '

I tensed up and closed my eyes, waiting for the spring. Then I felt something rip through my throat quickly, but as I expected to feel weak, the teeth in my throat took themselves away for a moment and then came back for a second time at the base of my throat.

That was when the pain began

End of flashback.

"WOW" I said. Even though I had realized it a minute ago, I only clicked in right now. I looked up at the five vampires in front of me, "I'm A Vampire?" I asked. The man who had still not introduced himself looked confused "How did you know?" He asked. Of course, I thought to myself, I wasn't exactly supposed to know about vampires.

I smiled, "It seems we both have a lot of explaining to do."