We Are The Cullen's

Description of Characters

Carlisle Cullen

Carlisle Cullen is Esme's husband and Jasper, Emmett, Edward, Rosalie, Alice and Bella's adoptive father. His physical age is 27. He believes he brought compassion from his human life. Carlisle has had centuries to perfect his medical talents, therefore making him an excellent doctor. Unlike most vampires, he is not at all tempted by the scent of human blood, due to the over 300 years he has spent holding back his temptations. Carlisle Cullen was the son of an Anglican pastor, born in 1640s, London, England, during a time of religious upheaval. His father and other pastors hunted creatures such as witches, werewolves, and vampires, often mistaking humans for them. As his father grew closer to finding an actual vampire coven, Carlisle worried for his father's safety and one day his father simply vanished. One night, in 1663, a vampire attacks him wanting revenge for what his father had done to his kind. Knowing he would be rejected by society, he hid himself and silently endured the painful transformation, emerging as a vampire. Horrified by what he had become, he tries to make the best out of the situation unable to bare the thought of hurting humans he discovers his diet of hunting animals instead. He committed himself to resisting his blood lust and becoming a doctor.

Esme Anne Platt Cullen

Esme Anne Platt Cullen (born Esme Anne Platt) is Carlisle Cullen's wife and the adoptive mother of Jasper, Emmett, Edward, Rosalie, Alice and Bella She enjoys restoring old houses and her physical age is 25. She has no special power, but has a strong ability to love passionately. Esme was born in 1640s London, England, she was betrothed to Carlisle but after he was bitten he was declared dead. On his will he leaves everything to Esme she can only claim her inheritance after she has wed. Her father acquiring a large amount of debt saw this as his opportunity to stabilize his economic situation and promised his daughter to Charles Evenson, a hateful, arrogant man who only saw Esme for her inheritance.

Jasper Whitlock Cullen

Jasper Whitlock Cullen (born Jasper Whitlock) is the adopted son of Carlisle and Esme, adoptive brother of Emmett, Edward, Rosalie, Bella and husband of Alice. He was born in Texas and joined the Confederate States Army in 1861 to serve in the Civil War. Due to his extremely charismatic personality, he ascended through the ranks quickly. Jasper was turned into a vampire in 1863 by Carlisle when he was 21 years old. Carlisle and Esme found him wounded in a field bleeding to death he did not wish to die Carlisle gave him the option of dying or being turned he asked to be turned. As a vampire, he gained the ability to manipulate and feel the emotions of those around him. He stayed with Carlisle and Esme for 15 years before he decided to venture in the world. In 1878 he came across a vampire named Maria he fought with her in several vampire wars and helped train young vampires. He also fed on humans during this time After 16 years, he grew weary of the lifestyle and rejoined his family. He came across Alice in 1939 she had been in a traffic accident and was on the verge of death.

Emmett Dale McCarty Cullen

Emmett Dale McCarty Cullen (born Emmett Dale McCarty) is Rosalie's husband, Carlisle and Esme's adopted son, and Jasper, Edward, Alice and Bella's adoptive brother. Emmett was 20 and living in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in 1900 when he was mauled by a bear. The injuries from the attack were severe and he was found by Carlisle and Esme, who had been hunting in the area at the time. He thought Esme was his dead mother taking him to heaven. Esme saw his innocent appearance and could not bare to watch him die. Carlisle turned him that night Emmett joined Carlisle's coven, but initially had trouble adjusting to the family's diet of animal blood. But had the help of his brother Jasper and the experience of his "father" Carlisle. Emmett found Rosalie in 1934 she was on her way home from visiting a friend when he came across her scent she was his "singer" after he bit her he saw her beauty and couldn't drain her she was turned that night.

Edward Anthony Masen Cullen

Edward Anthony Masen Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen) was born on June 20, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, is the adopted son of Carlisle and Esme, adoptive brother of Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, Alice and husband of Bella. He was turned at 19 while dying of the Spanish influenza, he was changed into a vampire in 1920 by Dr. Carlisle Cullen after Edward's mother, Elizabeth, begged him to save Edward as her dying wish. Edward only drinks animal blood and has the special ability to read minds, with the exception of Bella only through physical contact can he read her mind. He went through a rebellion stage for approximately 10 years but returned to his family. He is the only member single in a family of couples until he comes across Bella in 1991

Rosalie Lillian Hale McCarty Cullen

Rosalie Lillian Hale McCarty Cullen (born Rosalie Lillian Hale) is the adopted daughter of Esme and Carlisle, adoptive sister of Jasper, Edward, Alice, Bella, and wife of Emmett. Her physical age is 19, and she was born in 1915 in Rochester, New York, as the daughter of a banker. Rosalie was extremely envious of her good friend Vera for having an adoring and loving husband she knew all she has to do was snap her fingers and she could have any man fall to her feet but she wanted love not lust. Rosalie was walking home that night in 1934, where she meets Emmett at first she is startled but his looks captivate her she never realizes until it is to late that he had bitten her. Upon her awake she is angry at Emmett for taking her life but after she get's to know him she falls in love with him. Emmett dotes on Rosalie's every whim she is his rock just like he is hers they have a very active relationship and are often taking honeymoons as well as having multiple weddings.

Mary Alice Brandon Whitlock Cullen

Mary Alice Brandon Whitlock Cullen (born Mary Alice Brandon) is the adopted daughter of Carlisle and Esme, adoptive sister of Emmett, Edward, Rosalie, Bella, and wife of Jasper. She was changed in 1939 at the age of 18. Her special ability is to see the future, an enhanced version of her ability to have premonitions as a human. However, her ability is limited; she is only able to see the outcome of a decision once it is made. Due to this, decisions made in the spur of the moment can not be foreseen. She is found in the streets bleeding by due to a car accident the hospital she was taken to was where Carlisle was working at the time. She does not remember much of her human life only that she was 18 when she was turned. Jasper was in the hospital talking to Carlisle when he gets called about the accident as he was leaving he see Alice for the first time and is drawn to her just like she is drawn to him that night Carlisle informs Jasper that Alice doesn't have much time. He goes to see her only to find her awake waiting for him alls she tells him is that she had been waiting for sometime to be with him. That night Carlisle changed Alice.

Isabella "Bella" Marie Swan Masen Cullen

Isabella "Bella" Marie Swan Masen Cullen (born Isabella Marie Swan) is the adopted daughter of Carlisle and Esme, adoptive sister of Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, Alice, and wife of Edward. She was turned to a vampire at the age of 18, Edward bit her. She has the ability to project a mental shield that can protect herself, and others, from the mental powers possessed by other vampires. As a child she was able to communicate with Edward only through physical contact as she grew up she was able to close her mind to him even with physical contact. Edward saw Bella in 1991 when she was only 2 months old he felt a pull to her that her could not describe. After speaking to his father he learned that she was his mate. He became afraid after hearing her mother's thoughts she was suffering for postpartum depression and her father was too busy working to look after her properly. Edward was determined to look after his little mate until they could be together but Renée (Bella's biological mother) was already planning on moving with her daughter to Florida to live with her parents. Edward could not loose her so he did the only thing he could do kidnap Bella and wait for her.

We Are The Cullen's

Chapter One: Carlisle

My name is Isabella "Bella" Marie Swan Mason Cullen my husband is Edward Anthony Mason Cullen, before I can tell you my story I first need to tell you how we became the Cullen's. My family's story begins with my "father" Carlisle Cullen born in the 1640's in England, London his father was a preacher that hunted vampire covens he was on the verge of exposing a coven when he disappeared one night. Time went by for Carlisle and soon he was engaged to his beloved Esme. One night after having dinner with her family Carlisle was attacked by a vampire the vampire didn't want to kill Carlisle he simply wanted to turn him. Apparently Carlisle's father had caused such a controversy with the coven that the Royals in Volterra were investigating. They had killed half of the coven for being reckless and possible exposure of their world this angered the vampire and knew very well that newborns were wild and untamed and no doubt would expose himself and be sentenced to death like his coven. After being bitten the vampire fled leaving him in the alley but Carlisle was able to gain conscious and hid in an abandoned warehouse. He knew what he was becoming all he could think of was his beloved Esme. Suffering 3 days of burning awaiting by some miracle death. Eventually he woke up his throat was burning and he knew what he needed but he couldn't bare the thought of killing humans. Thinking it was safe to leave the warehouse after walking a few blocks he caught the scent of something mouthwatering he felt his inner monster take over his senses running to the source he realized it was 2 police officers his inner monster trying to take over taunting him "take them, you need it, do it now!!!" But he couldn't running fast away from the mouthwatering scent he found himself in the woods. Catching the scent of deer nearby Carlisle didn't even realize what he had done until he saw the 4 deer carcass sprawled in the ground. He suddenly realized he could feed of animals instead, thoughts of his Esme came to his mind, maybe he could still be with her. Burying the animals he started running again he came across and old cottage he broke in and grabbed clean clothes and cleaned himself up he noticed his eyes were orange-red and not the normal crimson red vampires had "maybe it was the animal blood" he thought. 6 months had passed since his attack Carlisle had been assumed missing after, 3 months he was declared dead. Esme was promised to Charles Evenson, a cruel man that loved no one but his own ambition with Carlisle declared dead Esme had inherited his estate as mentioned in his will making her the perfect target for Charles. Carlisle remained in the cottage hunting nightly and monitoring his condition he noted his speed, eye color which were now topaz, strength and control. He was unaware of everything happing to Esme. After 2 more months of testing himself he decided it was time to see Esme, scared of her reaction, but her knew he had to tell her and whatever happened would be up to her. The next morning he hunted before departing to see his beloved coming closer to her house he could hear her father having a conversation with another man

(William is Esme's father and Charles is Esme's future husband)

William

" I just came for speaking with our lawyer Esme is now the owner of Carlisle's entire fortune the only condition he left was she is not to receive anything until she is married and her future husband must not know of the inheritance until then she can not have access to the inheritance."

Charles

"So when should we have the wedding you have already agreed we are to divide the inheritance 50/50 plus my interest fee for marrying your daughter. You know very well any other man would ask for 75% but I am well aware of your economic problems and you have promised to invest 15% of your share in my company. We will soon see the fruits of that investment."

William

"The wedding will be in 2 weeks Esme is still mourning Carlisle's death. But she has no choice but to comply to my wishes. You must remember she must not know you know of the inheritance if she suspects she can refuse the marriage and I will just have to take my business elsewhere."

Charles

"Relax William I am not an idiot. I don't plan on loosening a deal like this. As for the wedding the sooner the better. I just have one question can you be absolutely certain of your daughter's innocence I would not like to taste my wine after someone else has sampled it?" (Remember right now the story is taking place in the 1660's she has to be a virgin until marriage)

William

"Carlisle Cullen was a respectable man and I know he honored and respected my daughter and YES, I am farley certain my daughter still process her innocence."

Charles

"William I am a respectable man as well but if the woman is willing, who am I to deny her, but you are a man of your word and if you are certain she is still pure then we will proceed with our plans."

William

"Are you telling me that if my daughter was not a virgin you would walk away from an opportunity like this?"

Charles

"Goodness no William as I have stated before I would be an idiot to walk away even is she was spoiled goods but it would make our current arrangement change instead of the 50% it would be 65% and you would have agreed because I am certain your lawyer will be very interested in knowing you are selling your daughter to receive her inheritance and I am 100% certain that Carlisle placed some sort of clause protecting his beloved Esme from greedy people although at the time he probably didn't have you in mind but rather her future husband." .............................. "I didn't think so but there is no need to talk of any threats we will have the wedding in 2 weeks as agreed. Good day William."

Carlisle followed the man leaving the Platt's he didn't recognize him but saw him enter a bordello. He had to save Esme. Carlisle went back to Esme's house and climbed to her window watching as she sobbed over her bed

Esme

"Carlisle, my love, I am sorry but I have to do as my father says I must marry Charles but rest assure my love he will not have me. I will join you my love on the night of my wedding. I will be with you forever. Wait for me at the gates of heaven my love."

She was startled by a noise by her window when she saw the vision of an angel "Carlisle" she called "Esme" he called

Esme

"But how? I thought you were dead."

Carlisle

"No, my love, I was bitten by a vampire he was angry at the problems my father had caused and was seeking vengeance. I had to get away for your protection. I couldn't bare the thought of hurting you I promised myself I would come back and explain everything to you and I also need to have control over my thirst."

Esme

"So you're a vampire but your eyes are golden I thought you said your father told you they had red eyes. Are you drinking from humans?"

Carlisle

"No my love I drink animal blood that is what caused my eyes to turn gold. I couldn't bare the thought of hurting someone and I seem to have a great control over my thirst that's also why I had decided to come see you."

Esme

"Carlisle there is something I have to tell you my father he's making me..."

Carlisle

"I know Esme, I heard the conversation between your father and that MAN!! He just wants the money Esme."

Esme

"I know I have a bad feeling every times he comes, he drinks, he visits women, he gambles, has a terrible temper. But everything will be all better now that you are back. We'll get married and everything will be fine."

Carlisle

"No, I can't come back Esme I will never age, I will never die, I can't give you children, but I will help you get rid of that monster and I will stay with you and protect you until you find a decent man that will love you and give you everything you deserve."

Esme

" No I want you, make me like you, I love you, please Carlisle don't leave me."

Carlisle

"Are you certain Esme think of what you will loose your family, the chance to be a mother, to grow old."

Esme

"I will have you forever that all I want"

Esme left with Carlisle she left a note to her father telling him she could not marry Charles and that she was leaving to follow her destiny. That night Carlisle changed Esme. The next day Carlisle came to town posing as his twin brother Daniel Cullen and claimed his brother's inheritance. Charles was furious that he had lost the money and had invested more money than he could afford in his new company and with his gambling debt growing everyday he ended loosing more that 70% of his fortune as for William he had no choice but to sell his company and property he owned as well as their house forcing him to live with his son and family. Esme took well to her change and adjusted well to their animal diet. They married soon after her eyes turned golden and settled in different parts of the world. In 1750, they were visiting Volterra, Italy, Carlisle had heard of the Voltruri by fellow nomad vampires they had encountered over the years. They stayed with the Voltruris, they were amazed that Carlisle was the son of the human preacher that had found the coven living in the sewers in London he finally knew what had become of his father he had always suspected that the vampires had something to do with his disappearance and now it had been confirmed. While their stay with the Volturi he learned so much about their kind the special powers some vampires process after being changed and other interesting information. The Volturis were amused by their choice in diet and would often try to get them to change but Carlisle and Esme never gave in to temptation. On their final year with the Volturis they had discovered a coven with a 2 half breed children at first the Voulturis assumed they were immortal children but these children had a faint heartbeat and had blood running in their veins. After looking at the vampires mind they learned that he had mated with a human she had gotten pregnant. While the pregnancy of the boy was almost normal lasting between 8-9 months with the exception of needing to consume blood during the pregnancy delivery of the baby was like the delivery of a human child. However the pregnancy of the girl was fast and painful only lasting 8 weeks also needing to consume blood as well the delivery was more complicated the baby would rip out of the mother's womb killing her unless she was changed. If blood was not consumed during pregnancy the mother would get weak eventually dying along with the baby. Both female and male children would stop aging at 18 the male would be full vampire the female would remain half human half vampire with the ability to reproduce. Upon hearing this information Carlisle was consumed with guilt if only he had waited his beloved Esme would have been able to have a child she so desperately wanted. Esme tried to ease Carlisle that had he not changed her he would not have known the female need blood during the pregnancy and most likely she would have died along with their child.