A/N: Okay it's another Alice/Bella pairing, but we all know they were supposed to get together in the official story anyways right? Right? Regardless, this was written while I was stuck indoors on a rare snowy evening. Bold text indicates visions for Alice and dreams for Bella, italic text represents thoughts the person is having.
A/N: I'm sorry to all my regular readers about how long it has taken me to revisit this story. There is a new chapter on the way, just as soon as I finish it.
Updated 08/11/11 to rectify spelling and grammar errors.
The vision began the same as always.
I was running down a darkened alleyway, a sense of helplessness pulsed through my heart. Someone clung to my back yet despite the fact I did not know him or her, they were no threat. Of this I was certain.
Sounds of pursuit echoed behind us as I fled through the deserted town and from the sound of their footfalls I could tell I was outnumbered. I could not tell who or what they were but Edward's voice echoed in my head repeatedly: "Keep running, don't look back no matter what you hear." Dawn's rays peaked over the horizon, throwing my path into golden light. The figure on my back whimpered as a loud snarling broke out amongst the ranks of my pursuers. Despite the sound, my heart's despair turned to hope. Nearly there...
Faster than my eyes could follow, a shape burst from the lingering shadows ahead of me. A hiss of rage escaped my lips as the person on my back screamed my name, audiable even over my confronter's roar. The woman's voice sent a strange quiver of emotion down my spine, despite the danger we were both in.
I leaped back, my teeth bared as my vision returned to the present. I staggered slightly, dazed from the transition from vision to present time, though the lapse in my stance would not have been seen by an ordinary human being. Unfortunately my audience was far from ordinary.
Or human for that matter.
"Alice?" my sort-of-step-mother, Esme, whispered in a low soothing voice, "What was it? Another vision?" I did not answer, instead I looked across at my brother Edward. He nodded once in response to my unasked question. He had seen it as clearly as I had. Turning back to Esme I smiled in what was probably a far from reassuring manner.
"No," I lied cheerfully, "I was just daydreaming." Esme's eyes narrowed to slits and I knew she did not believe me. Thankfully she let the matter drop. A hand touched my shoulder and a sense of calm washed over my body. I glanced back at Jasper, wordless thanks in my eyes. Though we pretended to be a couple for Esme's sake, the affection between the two of us was no more than what passed between any brother and sister.
By now everyone else had drifted from the living room, leaving the two of us alone. Shrugging off Jasper's hand, I strode over to the large mirror above the fireplace. I stared into it, my earlier confusion sweeping away due to Jasper's influence. Staring at my snow white skin, golden eyes and short spiky hair I reached three conclusions about my vision: First, Edward had played some vital role in the events prior to it. Second, the person on my back had been female and also human. This led onto the third conclusion which was also the most confusing...
I was, or would be, in love with her.