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A/N: Again I am sorry for the wait in my updates. My laptop has not been working and my desktop is no more. I barely have time to update school and everything. Sorry, I sincerely hope I have not lost fans over my lack in updating. I've also had writer's block on how to write my idea and now I've got more ideas so I will try to update sooner! Here is chapter 5 though. Let's see what Renesmee is hiding from Edward and Bella…
Chapter 5: Renesmee's Secret
A New POV:
I sighed as I pulled into my new school in a town called Forks, Washington. I used to live in Oregon so the cold wet weather is no problem. I'm used to that. But a town called Forks?! Come on! Why would you name a city after a utensil? Stupid name for a city if you ask me. I looked around to see people dressed in the normal attire for this kind of weather. I got out of my car and headed toward the office. Being a new student in the middles of the semester sucks. At my other school I was somewhat popular, but the way I became "popular" at this school was ridiculous. I'd been at my other school since elementary school.
"Hey you're the new guy right?" someone asked as I was walking to the office. "Coriander right?"
"Yeah" I answered. "Cori" I corrected him. "Cori Zinger"
"I'm Hiroshi Creekman" he introduced himself. Throughout the day I was introduced to a lot of people that claimed to be my friend. Apparently a lot of the girls swooned over me too. I tried to ignore them without being too rude. During lunch I glanced around the cafeteria. I noticed one table in particular. There were two girls and a boy. The boy had curly golden hair and looked like a model sitting for a photo shoot. One of the girls had short black hair that was spiked. She too looked like a model. Both were paler than anyone I'd ever seen. The other girl also had curls, her hair was long, golden brown. She looked slightly pale but not as pale as the other two. I must have been staring at them for a while because I was suddenly called back to reality.
"Earth to Cori!" Hiroshi called and snapped his fingers in front of my face.
"What?" I asked looking at him.
"What's got you so distracted?" he asked looking where I was staring.
"Nothing" I answered.
"Oh yeah?" he teased. "I see where you were looking. Can't blame you but don't even think about it" he told me.
"What do you mean?" I asked as I glanced over there again.
"That's the Cullens" he told me. "The black haired girl is Alice Cullen and the guy is Jasper. Technically his name is Jasper Hale but he lives with them or something cause he's Alice's boyfriend and Dr. Cullen and Mrs. Cullen adopted a bunch of teenagers even though they are barely in the thirties maybe not even thirty... Anyway, there's Alice and Jasper and another couple Rosalie and Emmett that were here last year. They're apparently off at college or something. Then the other girl… yeah… " he trailed a bit. "That's Renesmee Cullen. Alice's cousin. Every guy wants her and every girl wants to be her"
"I see why" I answered. She's so beautiful. I thought to myself. Her smile is unlike anything I've ever seen before.
"Hello! Earth to Cori!" Hiroshi called and snapped his fingers again. "Did I not tell you that she's unreachable?"
"Uh huh" I nodded in response without taking my eyes off her. She looked in our direction and I immediately averted my eyes.
It was just like any normal day. I came to school with Alice and Jasper. It was said that Alice was my cousin. It was fun having them around so that I could have someone to talk to. I had some other friends too but they were more like acquaintances rather than actual friends. I had turned into the mysterious popular girl who hung out with the pale model-like people. It didn't help that I had to wear gloves all the time. They were a precaution so that I wouldn't give away what I really was. I liked being the girl everyone talked about but it started getting boring when no one would talk to me so my parents decided that Alice and Jasper could come to school with me. I was sitting with them at lunch like I do every day. Alice loved to make me laugh telling me stories about the many experiences she'd had in high school. Some of the graduation stories were hilarious and she had plenty of those. I laughed as she told me one of my favorites. I had the strangest feeling that someone was staring at me so I glanced around and saw the new guy sitting with Hiroshi Creekman. The new guy immediately averted his eyes when I looked in his direction. He'd been staring at me for who knows how long.
"Be careful in your next class" Alice warned me as the bell rang.
"What do you mean?" I asked her slightly worried.
"You'll see what I mean just be careful" she replied.
Thanks that's a lot of help. I thought to myself and went to my next class. I sat down in my seat and put my head down. Classes really are boring. I sat up and glanced at the new guy who'd come into the room. He walked in through the flow of the heated air that blew toward me from the vent. His scent hit me unlike anything I've ever felt before. I wanted to spring from my seat and attack him. Thirst burned in my throat like fire. Even though I was only half-vampire I couldn't help but think of the violence of it all. At least since I'm only half-vampire I don't have venom. I thought. No! Can't think like that. Too many witnesses too much trouble if I were found out. I can't! I can't! I tried to convince myself. My stomach twisted with hunger as an echo to the thirst I was trying to fight. My muscles coiled to spring. It hadn't been a full second even and he was still taking the same step that had put him downwind from me. My thoughts were all about the thirst. I could barely think through it. No. I can't do it. I struggled to think through the thoughts and not let the thirst take over my thoughts completely. I only have to deal with it for an hour. One hour that's all. If I could bare it for one hour… Finally after the hour had passed as the bell rang. I ran from the room as quickly as I could without it seeming too fast. I ran to my car and sat in it for a minute.
"Renesmee?" Alice questioned as she sat in the car next to me.
"Please save it Alice. I know." I told her.
"So what are you going to do?" she asked.
"I don't know." I answered. "Just please don't tell my parents. I need to tell them when I figure this out"
"I can't keep it from Edward. You know that"
"Please Alice!" I begged. "I can't worry them about this. Mom will never let me do anything if I can't handle this by myself. You can't tell my parents. Think of something else when you're around my dad. Please Alice!"
She nodded solemnly. "I'll try my best" she told me.
"I'm leaving school. I'll be gone the rest of the day" I said after a minute.
"Okay, Jasper and I can make it home. Be careful" she told me.
I nodded and waited for her to get out of the car before I threw it into reverse and left the parking lot of the school. I don't know how to deal with the problem I have. I feel like I did when I was a little girl with my almost mistake of going after a human. I haven't had many incidents after that one until now and this time it was different. Why was this different? I'd have to lie to my parents and skip school for a couple weeks. I could go hunting with Jacob. I could even leave the country but I couldn't tell my parents that. I can't avoid it forever though and I knew that, but how am I supposed to deal with this? I can trust my Jacob to help me with this. My parents wouldn't be too upset about me leaving the country if Jacob went with me. Maybe Alice too. Or maybe just Alice… What am I supposed to do? I thought as I drove as fast as I could toward home. No! I can't go home. My parents. I turned around and went back to the school to park in the same parking space I had. I looked up to see Alice and Jasper standing there as I knew they would be. Alice would've seen my course change to come back. She and Jasper got in and I took off again.
"Alice told me what happened." Jasper started to say as he started to send calming vibes toward me knowing that my emotions were out of control.
"I bet she did" I snapped slightly. "I need to get out of here and I don't know where to go"
"Drop me off at the house. I'll explain to Bella and Edward…"
I threw a glare at her.
"I won't tell them what's going on exactly just that Jasper and I are going to take you somewhere for a while. I won't give them details"
"Fine" I said gritting my teeth slightly.
"Is that okay Jasper?" she asked him. He nodded.
I dropped Alice off at the end of the driveway and she ran up to my house with inhuman speed and was back in no time getting into the car again.
Two weeks later:
Jasper and Alice left with me out of the country to help me. After a while I realized that it was time. I do need to go to my parents. I'm sure my dad will be able to help me. I thought I could handle it on my own but… it seems I can't. I sighed as I thought about telling my parents. My mom would freak out and my dad well I really don't know what his reaction will be although I'm sure he already has a suspicion about it. Tomorrow I will tell them I told myself. They need to know but now I need to sleep. I thought to myself as I laid down in my own bed for the first time in a couple of weeks.
I woke up around 6 am, very early for me but I knew it would take a while to talk to my parents and I still had school. I got up and got dressed quietly although I knew that my parents knew I was awake. I looked in the mirror and sighed. My long curly brownish golden hair lay down my back with small curls around my face, my eyes sad and nervous with circles underneath them as I didn't get much sleep last night.
Here goes telling them. I thought to myself and looked up to see my door open and my dad stood there.
"Renesmee, you're up early" he stated. "You don't have to be up for school for another hour"
"I know…" I started, "…but I need to talk to you and mom about something"
"Talk to us about what?" he asked.
"I'm ready to talk about what I've been hiding from you" I answered him a bit nervously.
"Alright, I'll go get your mother" he told me and left the room. I took a deep breath and let it out before my dad came back in the room with my mom behind him.
"What is it, Renesmee?" she asked.
"Well…" I started. "I've been hiding something very important because I was scared and I didn't know how to deal with it. I tried to deal with it on my own but…"
"Renesmee, you should've told us about this" my dad said and I realized I wouldn't have to say anything more because he'd read my thoughts about how to say it. "I could've helped you. Leaving the country by yourself is not safe"
"Leaving the country?!" My mom exclaimed as her eyes widened. "Renesmee!"
"I'm sorry mom. I wasn't alone though. Jasper and Alice went with me"
"That's beside the point, you skipped school and left the country without telling us" my dad told me.
I looked down. "I know but I… I didn't know what to do and I was scared to talk to you…"
"Renesmee, you can tell us anything. What would you be scared to tell us?" my mom asked me. I sighed and stepped forward to her putting my hands on her face letting her see what has been bothering me. "Renesmee…" she started. "This is a serious matter. Why didn't you come to us? Why would you be scared to tell us?"
"I didn't know what your reaction would be and I wanted to try and deal with it myself. I tried to and I think I did the right thing. I do feel a bit better now that I've told you and because of what I did. I'm sorry for lying to you"
"Renesmee, you can come to us with any problem you have. We're here to help you. I especially can help you with this. It's the same thing I went through when I met your mother" my dad told me.
"Yeah, I know you've told me. That's why I tried to deal with it myself"
"You did the right thing except for not telling us" he answered. "Do you feel confident enough to go back to school okay now?"
"Yes" I answered. "I'm sure I can control the urge now. It's just that the scent of his blood is… is…" I tried to find the right word.
"Irresistible, I know" my dad answered. "Like nothing you've ever come across before" he slightly smiled. "It's time for you to leave for school now"
"Edward, I don't think that…" my mom started to say.
"Love, she can handle it" my dad told her. My mom sighed and gave in.
"Be careful" she said as she embraced me.
"I will mom" I told her as I hugged her back. I hugged my dad and left for school. As I pulled into my usual parking spot the usual people came up to admire it. I felt bad for not talking to the new guy at school. He always stared at me like every other guy in school. As I sat next to him in the class I had with him I took a small deep breath. "Hello, I'm sorry for not introducing myself earlier. I'm Renesmee Cullen" I told him. "You're Cori Zinger, right?"
"Hi," he answered as he looked at me surprised.
"What?" I asked.
"You called me Cori"
"I heard you liked that rather than Coriander"
"I do. It's just that you're the first person to address me as that"
"So were where you for the last couple of weeks?" he asked.
I looked down slightly and blushed. "I was away on personal business" I answered.
"Ah" he stated softly. "So how long have you lived in Forks?" he asked. "You're quite well known at this school"
"Yeah. I've lived here all my life" I answered. All seven years of it. I thought to myself. "So what brings you to Forks?" I asked him.
"Oh well my parents got divorced and my mom wanted to stay in the area somewhat. We used to live in Oregon. My dad never liked it up here so he moved down south"
"I see. So you just live with your mom?" I asked.
"Well my mom and my younger sister Sage. She's eighteen months" he answered.
An eighteen month old sister?! That makes things a bit harder. "That's quite a gap in age" I commented.
"Yeah… my sister was a little surprise I suppose. She's annoying but I love her"
"I'll bet" I smiled.
"So I heard Alice is your cousin. Do you have any siblings or…?" he questioned.
"No I'm an only child" I answered. "And yeah Alice is my cousin" Really more like an Aunt but that would be too complicated.
"That's cool living with your cousin I guess"
"Yeah it is" I answered.
As the day dragged on I only wanted to be around Cori more and more. Nothing I did would make me stop thinking about him or want to be around him. My dad was right it's a lot harder than I thought. At the end of the day he walked me to my car where Alice and Jasper were already standing there. I watched him walk to his car as I slid into the drivers' seat.
"How was it?" My dad asked when I got home.
"Okay I guess" I answered. "You're right though. It's a lot harder than I thought." I sighed.
"You'll make it through" he smiled and kissed me on the forehead.
"Yeah" I answered and headed toward my room.
"Edward, I'm worried about Renesmee" I told him.
"Don't be love" he answered. "She's going to get through it just fine. She's found someone like you were to me"
"I knew it would happen someday but I didn't expect that it would be so soon"
"I know me neither but we should be happy for her if she's happy"
I sighed. I knew he was right but I couldn't help but worry about it. There are so many unanswered questions about everything considering that she's only half-vampire. Every day something surprises me about her. Whether it's something to do with her human side or her vampire side. As I was thinking we heard a scream come from the bathroom. Edward and I were at the door in seconds.
"Renessmee, what is it?" I asked in a panic.
"I don't know. This has never happened before" she said worried.
"I'm bleeding…" she trailed.
Edward and I exchanged glances.
"Let's take you to Carlisle" I told her.
We let Carlisle examine her and he came out to tell us just what I had thought it was but I didn't think it was possible.
"It's a menstrual cycle" he told us.
"Carlisle, how is that possible?" Edward asked.
"I have no idea. It surprises me too. I'd say that it's because blood pumps through her veins like a human that the menstrual cycle goes along with it. I've never seen it happen before but then again I've ever come across a half-vampire girl before either" he answered.
"So she's able to bear children then?" I asked.
"I suppose so. If she has a regular menstrual cycle then I'm sure she'd be able to bear children as well but it's only a guess" he answered.
If I could cry I knew I would be right now.
I didn't think I'd ever have a menstrual cycle! When Carlisle told me that I could've fainted. I know what it is only through school but I always thought I wouldn't ever have one because of my being half-vampire. Just when I thought things couldn't get more complicated! Now what do I do?!
A/N: Well there is chapter 5. Again I'm sorry it took a long time for an update. I hope I haven't lost fans. Please Review on it! I'll stop writing on this if I don't get reviews and I really want to continue this now. Thanks!