Summary: Her whole existence was never supposed to be a possibility. Nobody believed it could happen, but it did. At seventeen years old, she moves to Forks and meets the Cullen family and everything changes.
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight of any of the characters.
"Bella." My mother's weak voice came. I moved closer to her taking her hand in mine. I was smart for my age and knew my mother was reaching the end of her life. "Bella, sweetie, I need to tell you something." I nodded for her to go on. She took a deep breath and let it out slowly. Tears lined her eyes and threatened to spill onto her cheeks. "Bella, Mommy doesn't have much time left in this world." Tears were now spilling onto both of our cheeks. Her frail frame shook as she tried to regain control over her emotions.
"Mommy, don't go."
"Aw, Baby. I don't have a choice." She cried. "But you're going to be okay without me, okay? You're going to live with Aunt Nicole and Uncle Ray." She ran her weak hand down the side of my face wiping the tears away.
"Can I be sad, Mommy?"
She smiled weakly at me. "Yes, for awhile you can. But in time, you'll be happy again. You'll grow up and be happy, okay?" I nodded despite myself. "Bella, I need to tell you something and you have to listen to me. You have to listen very carefully." I nodded as she patted the spot beside her in the hospital bed. I climbed up on the bed snuggling into my mother's hug. "Bella, you're a very, very special little girl. So special. You have abilities other little girls don't have, do you understand?"
"Like running like you told me not to do around people?" I asked remembering the first time she told me I had to run slowly if I ever ran in public. She told me that I had to run like everyone else and not race cars.
"Yes, just like that. Do you know why you can run so fast and lift heavy things?" I nodded. "Bella, before you were born, Mommy met an amazing person. His name was Charlie. He was very, very nice, and Mommy fell in love with him. But Charlie wasn't like normal people. He was different. This might be hard to understand, but he was a vampire." I had vaguely heard of vampires form various stories. They were bats that came out at night in the form of people, and they drank blood. I gasped when I realized what this meant. "Don't worry, Baby. He was a very special vampire. He didn't hurt people like other vampires. He was so kindhearted, just like you… One day, I discovered I was going to have a baby, you." She gave me a weak smile. Her strength was decreasing rapidly. Worry consumed me.
"Mommy, you don't have to tell me now. Tell me in the morning, when you're stronger."
"No, Bells, I have to tell you now." She took a deep breath trying to hide her weakness. "Anyway, I eventually had you. Charlie and I were so happy. But three weeks later, Charlie… died." Pain flashed across her features. I tried comforted her by stroking her arm. She gave me a soft smile. "As you grew up, I began to realize that you were half human-half vampire. Do you understand, Bella?" I nodded. My father was a vampire. My mother was human. I was part of both of them rolled into one. "I did some research since I made this discovery. There are very few people like you. But there are things you should know. But you have to keep it a secret, okay?" I waited giving her an encouraging nod. "Okay, first, you're immortal. Do you know what that means?" I nodded. It meant I would never die. "You'll grow until you are eighteen or nineteen then your physical appearance won't change..."