I felt my body shaking as I backed away. "What?" I squeaked out.

Rhyan chuckled, closing her eyes and tilting her head back as she laughed. I wanted to run, but my legs were too wobbly. "We were just joking." William said, a smile on his face as he cocked his head to the side, lochs of inky black hair covering his honey brown eyes.

I blinked. Joking? They called scaring a scatter-brained girl joking? I took a deep breath. "Oh." Was all I managed.

"We did come for you though." Rhyan said, sliding off the hood of the car and waling towards me, her boots clunking on the asphalt.

"To kill me?" I managed.

"No." Will said, furrowing her brow. "To protect you."

"To protect me." I said slowly, letting the words process.

"Well you are Bella Swan aren't you?" Rhyan said questioningly, as if making a mistake would bug her.


"Edward told us to protect you." William said quietly.

"We lived with the family in Denali for a bit, while Edward and Carlisle were there. Then we moved on. We travel." Rhyan added.

My throat closed up. "Oh." I managed, for the second time.

Rhyan slung her bare arm around my shoulders, and looked into my eyes for the first time. I gasped, and quickly tried to cover it up with a cough. She smiled gently. "I know. My eyes are all funky. I'm blind, but I'm kick-ass." She said, punctuating her sentence with a small snarl.

Will snorted. "Until Betty is in the picture. Then it's, 'I suck face.'"

Rhyan stuck her tongue out. "You're just jealous because you and Cassie are still on first base."

Will snorted again. "Doll, we passed first base some fifty years ago."

Rhyan stared in Will's general direction, her red hair falling into her eyes. "You passed first WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME?" she shrieked

Will waggled his finger, and turned on her heel. "We have to get Bella home, remember?"

I stared at them, surprised at the mood swings. With a shrug, I made my way to my truck. "Oh, no, no, no." Will said, steering me to his car. "You come with us."

I made to protest, but his tightening grip and cold fingers made me agree. I slid into the backseat, next to some things. "Just ignore the amps. We haven't found a place to live yet, so it's kinda messy." Will called as he gunned the engine. I mean gunned. The car shook with the power of the engine and we peeled out of the parking lot.

"Why do you all drive so fast?" I whimpered, clutching the black leather seats.

"This is fast?" they said at the same time.

I clamped my mouth shut in order to keep my lunch down. We made it to my house in record time, where in I ran to the nearest bush and hurled.

"You'll get used to it." Rhyan said sympatheticly.

I groaned.

"Bella?" Charlie called, walking out of the house. He spotted me and ran to me, throwing surprised glances at the girls. "What happened?"

"She had to much latte." Will said.

"But she hates caffine. Oh, Bella. Don't get yourself sick over him."

I spat the taste out of my mouth, wrinkling my nose at the biter taste, and trying to imagine how bad it smelled to vampires. "I'm not doing it because of him!" I yelled. "He sent these two to look after me for a while because he's gone!" I yelled.

Dad staggered back in shock and sighed. "Alright. Do you have a place to stay?" he hesitantly asked.

They shook their heads.

" You can stay here." He said, helping me up. They smiled gratefully and went to get their luggage.

"Protect you, Bella? What does he think you'll do?" Charlie said in a panicked tone.

"Do we need to relive phoenix?" I asked dully, staring at him. He grimaced. "I didn't think so."

The girls walked towards the front door, a gust of wind blowing most of Will's hair back as he stared at me. he smiled slowly. I smiled back, and laughed when Rhyan's voice floated through the door. "PASSED FIRST?"