Chapter 1: Forks
"Come on please!" I begged.
"Fine Lorianna! We can read Twilight fan fiction." Caitlin exclaimed, exasperatedly. I smiled hugely at her pulling up my favorite fan fiction sight. We spent the next 4 hours reading.
"Bye, Lorianna!" Caitlin called pulling me out of the world of vampires.
"Bye," I responded dreamily. Not yet completely back to reality. She rolled her eyes walking away.
It was far too nice a day to remain indoors so I grabbed my abused copy of Twilight and went outside to lie in the grass. I couldn't stop reading that book it was so good. Once I had reread it again I shut the book and lay down. The grass was soft and the sun pounded on my back. I shut my eyes and drifted off to sleep.
I awoke to birdcalls. Yawning hugely I stretched opening my eyes. The light around me filtered down green, and rain could be heard hammering on the leaves far above. My eyes stretched wide. I had fallen asleep in my yard. Reading…Twilight. I gasped and grabbed the book.
It's too green.
Even the air filtered down greenly through the leaves. I read. Stay calm. There is no way that you could possibly be in a book. That just doesn't happen. I thought in an attempt to convince myself. I turned around and gasped, another part of the book flashed through my mind.
The house was timeless, graceful, and probably a hundred years old. It was painted a soft, faded white, three stories tall, rectangular, and well proportioned. The windows and doors were either part of the original structure or a perfect restoration.
It was all that and more and yet it was even more than she described. It was superior. I walked slowly towards the house. Thinking that at least I could find out where I was. After taking a deep breath I knocked hesitantly on the door.
The door opened and there stood Edward…This can't be happening. This can't be happening! This is firkin impossible!!!!! I screamed mentally. Edward winced slightly. "Sorry." I told him. He seemed confused. I sighed. "You're Edward Cullen right?" I asked.
"Yes…Can I help you?" He questioned politely.
"Where am I?" I asked.
"Forks, Washington." If he had been confused before now he looked straight out bewildered.
"Great. Do you mind if I come in? I swear I'll explain." He seemed torn. "Dude, seriously. I need to talk to you." I thought looking directly into his eyes, his widened in shock. I smiled slightly then forced my mind to think of math. He finally stepped aside and allowed me to enter. I went straight to the living room and stood there awkwardly in a corner. I saw Bella come down the stairs her brown eyes zooming in on me. She was still human. I wasn't here after the books. I was here during the books.
As I realized I was actually in the books my heartbeat sped up slightly. Apparently it was enough for him to worry. "I'll be right back." He told me. He came back five minutes later, the rest of the Cullens in toe.
"Will you sit down?" Carlisle asked as he proffered me a chair.
"No, I'm fine here thanks." I replied eyeing Rosalie cautiously. Emmett smiled slightly. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Edward staring at me concentrating hard. I turned to him. "Edward?" I asked.
"Yes?" He responded blinking.
"Would you mind staying out of my mind?" I asked him. Bella gasped. The others looked confused. I continued nonetheless. "I understand you can't just stop reading people's minds but you really don't need to try so hard." Everyone was staring at me. Carlisle was the only one that seemed curious. Jasper and Rosalie both seemed about ready to rip my head off.
"What do you know?" Edward queried.
"Edward, have you read what my shirt says?" He nodded. "Real men sparkle. What could I possibly mean by that?" I faked confusion. "It doesn't refer to gay guys! I can tell you that much!" He still seemed confused or resistant to tell me anything. "Are you really going to make me say it?" I asked him. He didn't respond to me in any way. None of them did. "Vampire." I said in a normal tone. I might as well be talking about the weather. They continued to stare at me. Well in Rosalie's case it was more like glare.
"How do you know this?" Carlisle asked breaking the silence. I held up my book. He arched an eyebrow. I shut my eyes.
"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb. What a stupid lamb. What a sick masochistic lion." I opened my eyes. "I quoted that directly from the book. From the look on Bella's face I guess the book was right."
"How do you know my name?"
"I know everyone's name. Emmett, Rosalie, Alice, Jasper, Carlisle, Esme, Edward, and you." I said, casually pointing to each person as I said their name. No one answered.
"What's today's date?" I asked suddenly.
"September 12th." Bella replied disdainfully.
"Tomorrow's your birthday. How old will you be?" I questioned fearing the answer.
"18." She answered with a grimace. The color drained from my face.
"What is it girl!" Rosalie asked in a snarl. Air hissed out my throat quietly, unintentionally.
"My name is Lorianna and maybe if you sheath your claws I'll tell you!" I shot back, anger and hatred burned in my eyes. I had never been a Rosalie sympathizer and her attitude wasn't helping. Emmett chuckled quietly earning a slap from Rosalie. I was still pail and dread filled my entire body.
"Why are you so worried? We won't hurt you." Jasper assured me, speaking for the first time.
"It's not me I'm worried about." I whispered back knowing all of them could hear. My eyes moved to Bella. She would be hurting tomorrow.
"Lorianna, what's going to happen?" Alice asked.
"You're planning to throw her a party right?" I inquired. She nodded.
"Well if you have one don't let her open any presents with paper wrapping and keep her away from everything sharp." They were staring at me like I was insane. I took a deep breath. "If you don't listen everyone will end up hurting." I opened my mind to Edward. I showed him what would happen at the party up until Carlisle fixing her up after that I cut it off. I didn't want him to see what he would do if this all happened. The pain he felt was clearly shown on his face. He also seemed to be deep in thought. What if the book makes itself come true? I started panicking.
"Lorianna, please tell us what will happen? Why are you panicking?" Jasper asked.
"If you throw the party Bella gets a cut and someone looses control. Edward decides his world is too dangerous and makes you all leave." I turned to look at Edward. "If you try to pull that crap I'll hunt you down." I told him solemnly. Alice laughed, while everyone turned to her.
"She's not lying she would." Edward's frown grew.
"What a dumb ass!" My head snapped around trying to find the source of the sound. "He can't leave!!" I looked at Bella. Her lips hadn't moved. No one had said anything. "I don't get why I can't see!" I clamped my hands over my ears yet the voices wouldn't stop. "What is her problem?" Rosalie said yet her mouth never moved.
"What is it?" Alice asked she was concerned.
"Can everybody just stop for a minute?" Everyone stood there quietly. "I know this is weird but can you just think something? Anything, I don't care what." Alice complied.
"I love lions. They are sooo good!" I grimaced at her.
"O.K. Eww! I mean really lions?" Alice's eyes looked like they were about to fall out of her head.
"How did she do that?" Bella thought.
"I think I can read minds?" I told them hesitantly and accidentally turning it into a question.
"Ya, right bitch! You have a power and I'm ugly!"
"I'm so glad you decided to finally admit that to yourself." I told her scathingly. She glared back at me anger seemed to be rolling of her I couldn't help it. She wasn't exactly helping. I settled into more of a defensive position. Everyone but Rosalie seemed to stiffen and worry. It was so odd hearing it all.
"Uh-Oh! Rose is gonna lose it!" Came Emmett's thoughts.
"This room is so tense!"
"Omg! I can't believe this. Edward, do something!" I looked over at her when I heard that one. I didn't think I could hear her. It was weird. It was also a big mistake.
"Yes! Stupid bitch is gonna die!!" I heard her scream with joy in her mind. I saw her rush at me and at the last second side stepped, stuck my foot out, and tripped her. Rosalie went crashing into a chair and turns towards me hissing furiously. I let loose a growl. I knew I could do it. I let it loose to warn people to back off. I motioned her forwards with two fingers. She lunged at me again. This time I flipped her over and she crashed into the coffee table. Rosalie got up and went to stand by Emmett. Everyone else stared at me shocked. They weren't even thinking anything. The whole room felt stunned. Wait the room felt. Shit!! That meant. I thought about being calm and making the rest of them calm. Everyone relaxed and Jasper eyed me stunned. I shrugged.
"How did you do that?" He asked.
"Uh, which part?" I had done a lot of freaky stuff.
"I wonder when me and Edward will get some alone time…" Her mind started to wander and I tried to focus on anything else.
"Bella, seriously! Get your mind out of the gutter!" I shrieked at her. She blushed then was confused.
"How did you know what I was thinking? Edward can't even read my mind."
"I don't know how but I can. I don't even know how any of this could possibly be real. It's a flipping book for pete's sake and it covers from about um… six months ago to about two years from now!" I flipped out. Jasper tired to calm me down. I sent irritation at him right back. "I'm not in the mood to be calm!" I hissed at him.
"What do you mean this is a book? Where do you live?" Carlisle asked, eager as always for new information.
"I mean that I could tell you what Edward and Bella will be doing anytime from now until after they graduate High school. I live in well Connecticut, but in a different place a different time. This can't be the same world or else millions of screaming teenage girls would have come to find you and the Volturi would have one hell of a clean up to do."
"I still don't understand how she could posses a power, no two powers! She's a human!!" I stared at Jasper coldly.
"Do you have a problem with my being a human?" I asked him. He looked back at me startled. "Let's get this out of the way now. If you think it I can hear it. Whether you're a shield or not." I directed the last part at Bella then placed a hand over my mouth eyes growing wide. "Crap!!!" I thought.
"What did you call Bella?" Edward asked.
"Nothing!! Forget I said that!!!" He stared at me. I sighed.
"You weren't supposed to find out for another year but Bella is a shield and a very powerful one at that." I told him. Bella was confused and Edward was proud.
"Hey Bitch! I know you're in my head! Why don't you just go back home?" Rosalie questioned. I had had a comment ready to throw back at her but what she said struck a nerve. I started shaking slightly and had to bite my lip to keep from crying before answering.
"I don't know how to get home if I did I would leave. I can't stand being around you!! Besides my family won't even notice I'm gone." I whisper in pain.
"Surely they'll notice. Won't they?" Esme asked. I shook my head.
"No, my mom won't care and the only thing my brother cares about is hurting me. Most recently he decided that it would be fun to make me look like a cutter." I said. Some how managing to keep my voice even. I rolled up the sleeves on my shirt so they could see my arms. I never did that. They were the only ones that knew the truth. When the marks were being revealed I winced. They were fresh some of them had just been made yesterday. They gazed at my arms in horror. I quickly slipped the sleeves back over the marks. Carlisle seemed worried.
"Were those treated?" Carlisle asked. I nodded.
"Yes, by my brothers favorite method salt water and peroxide." I stated sarcastically. Suddenly a wall of fury so great I nearly couldn't take it hit me. I searched for its source. It was Rosalie. I searched her mind hoping to discover an answer.
"That asshole!! He was probably going to toy with her like this for years! Fucking up her life!!! I can't believe guys would act like this!! He's just like Royce. I pity her. Lorianna, if you're listening I'm sorry. I didn't realize… I…. You are braver than I thought." I was shocked. Rosalie and I were sort of friends now. I didn't know what to think. Everyone was ready to tear someone apart.
"That won't do much good. You can't even get to him." I told him. "On the bright side that means he can't get to me either." I muttered mostly to myself. Alice wrapped me in a hug. I winced slightly. She drew back.
"The cuts are new." I explained. Her frown grew.
"I'm fine Alice." I smiled at her. "I probably won't see him again, or anybody else." I muttered quietly.
"Did you have a lot of friends back there?" Emmett wondered.
"No, I was just home schooled." I tried to shrug it off. I failed. It wasn't possible with Jasper around. Then a revelation hit me.
"Does anyone want to tell me how I was fast enough to dodge Rosalie earlier. I mean isn't that supposed to be impossible? I'm human." They looked around adverting their eyes.
"No way. She can't be human but…" Jasper thought.
"What do you mean I'm not human? What the hell else could I be? In my world vampires are nothing more than…" I let my voice trail off. I did remember something.
I had been four. My brother, Mark, had been hanging out with a girl. He was 15 then. I thought they were just like making out but then he shoved her of him and walked away. Her eyes were open and glassed over. She was dead. I had run from the room screaming. Mark had come then. 'What did you do to her?' I had screamed at him. 'I'm telling the police!' that was my first mistake. "No you aren't!' He told me. Before beating me over the head until unconsciousness took me. The next day he fed me a story about having fallen down the stairs. I had believed him.
I shivered. I remembered now.
"Hello! Lorianna what is it?" Alice queried waving her hand in front of my face.
"I was wrong." I whispered. "There were vampires in my world. My brother was one." They were shocked yet again.
"Yes, my whole family's really pale so I thought nothing of it. I can't believe I didn't notice." I muttered.
"You mentioned your mother earlier what about your father?" Carlisle prodded.
"I don't know I never knew him. But, if my dad was a vampire that means that either my mom is a vampire or the person I know isn't my mom." He quirked an eyebrow, I ignored it. He didn't need to know that yet. I was still worrying about that.
"I need to get back home. My mom's a vampire." I said. Worry rolling off me. I had to be careful not to influence the others.
"What's your Mom's name?" Alice asked suddenly.