Hey guys, I'm back at it again! I hope you're still interested in reading. The story may sound a little less serious and I'm sure it's going to be like that for a while, if not it'll probably get less serious. So enough said, I hope you like it.
"God, what is it this time? Haven't you bothered me enough?" I asked, pointedly at Edward.
"Why won't you tell us what you are? We have a right to know." Edward said.
"You don't need to know, just forget that I exist. Everybody else has. That's the way it's meant to be, it's the way I want it to be."
He sighed, frustrated. The others watched the argument. I knew that they were curious as to whom I was, what I was, but it didn't concern them. I couldn't trust them, I couldn't trust anybody, not even that of the supernatural kind. Especially not the supernatural kind.
"Come on Bella just tell us who you are, we won't tell a soul!" cried the pixie like girl, Alice I think.
"I'm sorry, but it's just not safe, for both of us." I replied. "Goodbye." I said, and I walked away leaving them behind.
Days had passed and they soon turned to weeks. I barely knew them but I still felt guilty. I knew they were nice people, even if they didn't hunt animals, but I couldn't tell them. If I exposed my secret to them then I would be exposing hundreds of others. It would open up a whole new world to the vampires that they didn't need to see, they couldn't see.
Edward and I were still lab partners but only spoke if necessary. The Cullens kept away and I was happy. Well as happy as a zombie could be. But what surprised me was that they actually listened to me. This has happened to me before with other vampires, but they had kept pestering me, but never gave up, not until the next time they moved on or traveled to the next place. And for that I was grateful, they had earned my respect.
But it was two weeks soon after, that it happened.
It was just any ordinary day, I went to class, pretended to not exist then go home. But as I was pulling up into my driveway, I heard the worst sound that anyone should hear. It wasn't a vampire, or a zombie, not even a werewolf.
I tried to stay calm but I couldn't, my instincts were telling me to run. So I did. My body flew forward faster than ever before. My feet carried me far, far into the woods. The trees whipped past me and my feet were a blur, just like my brain. I couldn't think, I couldn't breath. My heart would have exploded if it could move. The creature was gaining on me. I could smell it foul stench miles away, like a thousand corpses. I heard its heavy panting and its thunderous footsteps. Despite its weight it was catching up to me, fast. Its powerful legs bounded up to me. It was so close it was practically breathing down my neck.
Suddenly the creature was in front of me and I screeched to a halt, digging me heels into the ground trying to brake before I crashed into the creature, which would be carrying the invitation to my doom.
I stood still, breathing heavily. The creature was staring at me intently, it's hideous red eyes boring into me, and for that reason I was petrified. I knew those eyes could kill me in a second just with a glance, I guess it gives a whole new meaning to 'if looks could kill'.
The whole forest was quiet, until he finally spoke.
"It's time." He said.
I froze. NO, it wasn't the words that stilled me, nor his eyes, but that foul breath that washed over me. It hit me like a tonne of bricks and I had to stop myself from gagging.
"Time? Time for what?" I asked, I really had no idea what this oaf was talking about. The wind changed suddenly, and sent a shiver down my spine; a new presence was near, a familiar one. But I knew that this beast couldn't smell or see a thing, and its hearing was terrible, all from the screaming that had damaged his ears and the slaughter that had assaulted his eyes.
"You know very well what."
"I'm sorry, but you're going to have to refresh my memory. You know, the whole being dead thing, it's not good for the brain."
The creature casted a hard pointed look at me, and was quite satisfied when I squirmed under his gaze.
"It's time for a visit back to Hell."
I had heard these words many times before, but it still haunted me to the bone. It was already so hard to live on earth but having to see the pits of hell was a million times worse than what earth could ever be.
I heard the other person's breathing come to a halt. They still didn't know what I was but any connection to the Underworld would be bone-chilling to any sane person. That person had to get out of here before he was sighted.
The creature grabbed my hand and squeezed it tightly. I screamed. I screamed loud, I screamed to the heavens and may have used Gods name in vain a few times. The beast stared at me once more before he stood back and was consumed by flames.
I stumbled back a few steps, dazed. Dizzily, I looked down at my hand and prayed. But I was let down. Even though my vision was blury I could still see that small but distinct mark, almost like a tattoo. It held the mark of the devil. My next death sentence.
Another figure stepped out from the trees. I knew it was Edward. I couldn't deal with this right now, and from the bewildered look on his face I knew he wanted answers.
"Look, Edward, I can't deal with this now, I have to go, I have to get out of here,"
I stumbled my way through the trees, tripping over roots and rocks. In my dazed and scared state, I could just hear Edward calling after me and soon catching up to me. I tried to walk faster, I knew that I was faster than him but my legs just couldn't carry me any faster. I felt so exhausted but knew that I if I closed my eyes and all I would see was the backs of my eyelids.
Edward caught up to me almost instantly and was straight away shooting questions at me.
"What was that about, who was that? What was that-that thing?"
"Edward, please just leave me alone, I can't talk to you, not right now, I have to get home. I need to clear my head."
He looked at me for a while, staring into my eyes. I wanted to look away, I felt like he was searching my soul –or at least searching my mind. But I just couldn't look away, he was hypnotizing me and it just added to my confusion- why and I feeling this way? What's going to happen to me when I revisit the Underworld? Why does Edward care so much? And why is he here?
"What are doing here?"
"You're asking me that now?"
"Just answer the question." I sighed, exasperated. He was pissing me off and I just couldn't deal with these questions now.
"I was close by, in the woods like any normal vampire usually is. Now answer my question."
I knew that I couldn't fight him. He wouldn't give up, he was silently pushing me to tell him all these weeks and I just couldn't keep doing this, not this time, not after he'd witnessed all that.
"That was one of Satan's messengers, he'd come to give me my next death sentence."
"And what do you mean by next death sentence, do you mean this has happened before?"
"I thought that vampires were supposed to be smart. Of course it's happened before."
"Well, I'm sorry that I haven't been in a situation that involves Satan and his messengers and death sentences. I've been living all my life thinking that there could be nothing out there strong enough to kill me or my family except for other vampires. I thought we were safe.
"Then I met you and I have no idea what you are and now you've gotten a death sentence, another, death sentence. What does this mean? You think I'm going to just forget about all this? What about my family? How am I supposed to know that we're safe or not? Am I supposed to let go that an unknown creature who we have no idea what's capable of doing is being faced with a death sentence that had been given out by the devil himself, delivered by his messenger who just happens to be 10 feet of muscle, fangs and corpse breath?"
I stopped and looked at him, really looked at him.
I saw how everything on his face was perfect, exactly how it should be, nothing was crooked or angled differently. But that perfect face was with distorted worry and concern. He was only trying to protect his family; anybody would do the same for their own. He'd had all this crap dumped onto him and all he wants to know is what's happening?
"Bella, what's happening? I'm just trying to look out for my family. I know that you would do the same."
"I know Edward, I know. But please, just…give me a chance to go home."
"I'll walk you there."
I nodded. The walk there was long and silent. I had no idea what was going around in his head, and I wanted to find out. He seemed like this puzzle that I couldn't solve, I had met many vampires but none of them had this kind of affect on me. I wanted to know everything about him, but knew that I couldn't get too close, for both of us. But I couldn't worry about that, right now I was just enjoying being in his presence.
When we finally got to my place I was emotionally exhausted. We walked into the living room and I pretty much fell onto the couch. Edward took a seat on the arm chair and waited for me to speak. But I didn't know what to say.
"Where do I start?"
"The beginnings always the best." I gave him a look and he smiled, he was so gorgeous and he had no idea. That very smile lured me in and calmed me down. Now I couldn't wait to tell him. So I did, I told him everything, he asked questions and I answered them all. I told him what I was, what I do and how I survive. I told him about my death sentence. It wasn't a big deal, just a major inconvenience for me.
"Basically the whole thing is that after a while my body, I guess expires. I live a human life time in a human body and then when it's time for my body to go, it gets...cremated."
"So, what will happen when you come back?"
"I'll have the same body, nothing changed, just renewed."
"Wow, they shouldn't call it a death sentence. It's a little too doom and gloom." I smiled. I tried not to but I couldn't, soon my smile turned to giggles. He looked up at me and smiled that hypnotic smile. The one that makes your toes tingle and your palms sweat, the one that leaves you breathless and your heart pounding. I swear that that man is magic.
He held my gaze, and I felt that I was trapped. I knew that I would never escape him. I was under his spell, and there was nothing I could do about it. Nothing I wanted to do about it.
I had no idea what this woman was doing to me. She was playing with my mind, doing things to me that I had never felt before. I barely knew her but I couldn't help it. She was a Goddess sent straight from the heavens. She was so beautiful and she had no idea.
I don't care what she is. I know that she would never hurt a fly, she was beautiful both inside and out. And I knew that I just couldn't help myself. I was falling for her. Hard. I just hoped that some day she will feel the same way for me.
THANK GOD! Finally, I managed to get that out, and I made the chapters longer which I am very proud of, I made a goal to myself to get it over 1,000 words managed to get 2,300. Next goal is 2,500 words. Anyway, everybody knows that we all love reviews and I would love to know what you think. And tell me if you think it's any different from the other chapters, I'm curious to know.
Also I changed the summary but I will edit it again if I finish the story. But I'll finish it someday. I'll try to write chapter 5 soon.