A/N: Of course the obligatory I do not own Twilight…just this little plot twist.
This is my first FF so please be gentle. If you have any constructive criticism please let me know. Also, I would like to thank a couple of people who have helped push me along. One to vegandroid for her help with starting to push me to write, and lastly to Jadiona my wonderful beta who is helping me make this story easier to read. You are definitely the bestest.
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Bella, Rosalie, Jasper, and Carlisle Cullen are family. Not the regular type of family that we all know and love, but a family of vampires. Carlisle is the head of the family, playing the role of father to the three "kids". He is over 300 years old. Jasper was changed in the 1800s while he was a soldier in the Confederate army – he doesn't know who changed him. Rosalie was changed in the early 1900s, by Carlisle. She was left for dead after a brutal rape. Bella was changed by Carlisle. Reason's for change to be known later.
Edward, Alice, Emmett, and Esme Masen are a normal human family. Esme is the adoptive mother of the three "kids". Bad things have happened over the course of the "kids" lives. Edward lost both of his parents in a car accident when he was just a baby. Alice was dropped off at an adoption agency when she was 5, with no recollection of her parents. Emmett was abused as a child by his birth parents. The state found out and put him in foster care where he eventually wound up with the Masen's.
Chapter 1 - The First Look
Why did I have to go through this shit again? "Why in hell do I have to go to fucking school AGAIN!?" Carlisle just looked at me like I was an insolent teenager, which to his 300 years of age I guess I was.
I have only been an immortal for 40 years. We had just moved to Forks, Washington. I was sick and tired of living in the shittiest places on the Earth. When I was first turned we lived in Oregon, then we moved to Alaska, the east coast in Maine and then to Ireland and now we are back on the west coast. I hated it here. Bad shit happened to me only a couple of hours away from here in my hometown of Astoria, Oregon. Every time I thought about it, it gave me the shivers.
"Bella, you know you have to at least endure school for another year, and then you can go and do what you want to do. You at least have to act like the child you look like. I know it gets tedious, but it is only for one year this time," Carlisle said to me. I have been to four different high schools over the past 40 years, and each time I get more and more angry with the stupid kids I have to be around. I may look like I'm only 18 but I definitely don't think like the rest of the kids in high school.
They wonder if they are going to be eating pizza or mystery meat for lunch. I think about the nice succulent deer or mountain lion that I will be devouring that night. Yum, I can already taste the warm sticky red juices flowing into my mouth.
I sigh when Rosalie comes in to the room giving me a death stare. I chuckle under my breath even though I know she can hear me. "Come on Bella, we have to get ready to leave. I don't want to be late on our first day at the new school. The quicker we get started the sooner we get to leave," Rosalie whined. I just looked at her like she was crazy. Rosalie whining was like listening to finger nails on a chalk board.
"FINE!! I will put up with this bull shit for one more year, then I'm going on my own," I said.
Carlisle just looked at me like I was crazy. "Bella, what are you saying?" He asked.
"I'm saying that I don't want to put up with this school bullshit any more. The mundane task of trying to live with humans is absolutely killing me! I can't take it anymore. I wanna go travel for a while," I said to Carlisle. I knew that it killed him to think about me leaving, but I just couldn't take it anymore. Living with the humans, while not being able to live with the way we were supposed to has been bothering me for a while. The whole time I've been a vampire I have never once drank human blood. I am afraid that once I do I will never be able to stop. I can smell it and it smells like nothing I've ever tasted…obviously. It would be like comparing a filet mignon smell to a piece of rotten meat left out overnight.
I can feel the wave of calm come over me when Jasper walks in. He is looking at me with sympathy. "Bella, I know how you feel, obviously," with a smirk "but how would you feel if someone had killed someone you loved, just because they wanted to?" Jasper said.
I just glared at him. "Well, Jasper you should know how I would feel since I obviously already felt that once." Jasper just grimaced as he felt the pain I was feeling. He knew that I hated being reminded of my human past. Not that he meant it in that way, but still.
I was one of the few unlucky vampires that actually remembered my whole human life, and on through the change. Rosalie remembered most of her past as well, but Jasper didn't fully remember his past. All he knew was that he was fighting in the Civil War for the Confederates, but that was about it. He didn't even know his human age when he was changed.
"I didn't say that I was going to out throughout the world and wreak havoc on mankind. I just want to travel. See more places. Sure Ireland was beautiful, but what about Spain, Greece, or Rome?"
Carlisle gasped and then said, "You know better that. You can't go to Rome, if the Volturi found out about your ability they would never let you come back to us. They are always on the lookout for new 'members'."
Yeah, yeah, my ability. Rosalie has the ability to leave any man or woman speechless and do her bidding with just a flash of her smile, if she wishes it. Jasper has the ability to feel the emotions of people around them and to make them feel any emotion he wants them to. I, on the other hand, can shield myself from any attack, whether it is mental or physical.
The Volturi would love to have me as their little "pet" just to protect the three elders. "Dad, I know but I just want to see the sights of all of the beautiful places in the world, not just the dreariest, cloudiest, wettest places." Rosalie was huffing in the background. I just glanced over to her and she gave me her best smile and I knew she was going to use her power on me. "I guess we are going to go to school, huh?" I said.
I pulled into the parking lot of Forks High in our red BMW. Well actually it is Rosalie's but she lets me drive it. What an ugly place! It doesn't really look run down, but with the weather here, the building is almost covered in the green moss that covers everything else here. I am already dreading it.
On the way to school Alice kept jumping up and down in the front seat of my Volvo. "Can't you sit still Alice?"
"No Eddie!!" She knows I hate it when she calls me that. "There is a new family in Forks and there are 3 kids that are joining the high school. I'm so excited!! I can't wait to meet them."
Alice always knew everything that was going on…sometimes even before it happened. She's a little weird. She can see the future sometimes. I don't get how she can do that, but hey…whatever.
I pulled into the parking lot and Alice squealed.
"EEEEE!!! There they are. God they are even more gorgeous than my visions portrayed."
The family was getting out of their red BMW. I thought that car looked pretty awesome. If I didn't love my silver Volvo so much, I probably would trade it in for a car like that.
That's when I noticed her. She had dark brown hair and really pale skin. The way she glided across the parking lot she looked like she could be a dancer. I wonder if she is?
Emmett groaned. "Man! Look at the blonde. She is super hot!!! I wonder if I can get her number…or a piece of her!"
I rolled my eyes. My brother would screw an apple pie if it wasn't too hot. "Dude, you are such a horn dog. Calm down…you probably don't have a chance with her. Look at her…she's like model material. What the hell is this family doing in Forks?"
"Oh, their dad is a doctor and he's going to be working at Forks General," Alice said.
Again, my know-it-all sister. I sighed. I wondered when I could see the brown haired beauty up close… maybe she will be put in some of my classes.
Already I am bombarded by looks from the boys in this place and I'm not even in first period yet. I'm far from conceited, but I know I'm beautiful, with my long, wavy brown hair with red glints in it, perfectly smooth alabaster skin, and golden eyes. I walked into my first class which was English. A blond haired boy looked like he wanted to come over and talk to me but he was too afraid. I just smirked at him and apparently he thought that this was an invitation for him to come over.
"Hey! I guess you are one of the new girls huh?" He asked.
"Yeah, I guess I am. I'm Bella," I replied.
"My name's Mike. What in the world made your family want to move here? It has to be one of the worst places in the whole continental US." He said, conversationally. My thoughts echoed his words.
"My dad is a doctor and he wanted to come and work at Forks General, apparently they have been trying to get him to come work with them for a while," I said.
Thankfully the class started because a couple of the other guys looked like they wanted to walk over and join in on the conversation. A perky little blonde on the other side of the class room just glared at me. I waved a little at her to let her know that I was not daunted by her attempt to get me to squirm.
She just huffed and looked away. Mike saw the little exchange and said, "That's Jessica. She's just jealous. She hates it when she isn't the center of everyone else's attention." I just laughed and shrugged. I really didn't want to start something on my first day of school.
The rest of my morning classes went pretty much the same. Everyone seemed to be nice, but most kept their distance. A lot of people don't like to be too close to us, because of the natural predator air around us. I really hated being back in high school again. I wish that I hadn't been changed so early in my life. Maybe it could have waited for a couple more years. Unfortunately that couldn't happen. If Carlisle hadn't changed me when he did then I would be dead. I guess I shouldn't complain too much. It could definitely be worse.
I had no idea what the teacher was even talking about. I had been zoned out. Normally the teachers didn't pick on the new kids on the first day. Apparently this teacher wasn't normal.
"Bella? Bella? Can you answer the question?" The teacher asked.
Shit… what was the question? I just looked at him blankly. Jessica was basically jumping up and down in her seat with her arm raised in the air. Apparently she knew the answer to the question, whatever it was.
"Mr. Toliver! The Great Depression started on December 19th, 1929," she said with a smug grin.
I could give a shit less if she answered the question right or not, but she answered it wrong.
"Mr. Toliver, the Great Depression actually started with the stock market crash on October 29th, 1929, also known as 'Black Tuesday'," I said, correcting her.
"Very good, Bella. Sorry Jess, but Bella was right," The teacher responded
Jessica just glared at me. I couldn't help but laugh a little. Great, another way to make her an enemy. Oh well… it's not like I can help it if she didn't know the right answer. With that the bell rang for lunch.
At lunch Rosalie, Jasper and I started to walk over to a table in the far corner of the cafeteria when a smell of something outrageously delicious wafts over to our table. I dart my eyes around the room looking for the wonderful smell and then I lock eyes with a green eyed man.
The first half of my day was pretty much the same. Boring. I didn't have any classes with any of the new students.
I walked into the lunchroom and went to sit with my family, and my sort of girlfriend, Tanya. I already had my lunch tray of pizza. It was either pizza or mystery meat, yuck!
When I sat down, Tanya put her arms around me, and I kind of shrugged her off. She could sometimes get very clingy. I hated that shit. Alice was talking a hundred miles a minute. She had her Trig class with the blonde girl; her name I found out was Rosalie. Emmett had his History class with the guy, Jasper. No one had a class with the brown haired girl. I found out through some of the gossip around us that her name was Isabella, but preferred to go by Bella.
Tanya started telling me about how Bella, was apparently starting off on the wrong foot with Jessica. Jessica and Tanya had been friends since before kindergarten. So, that puts Bella on Tanya's shit-list if she's pissed off Jessica.
I started to feel something prickling my neck. I looked over and there she was… Isabella. She was definitely more beautiful up close. She just kept staring at me. I couldn't look away. Tanya just kept talking to me, but I couldn't hear her. It was like everything else just disappeared. Then our gaze was broken by the blonde guy, Jasper. He glared at me. I was shocked… was he a protective older brother, or was there something kinky going on in that family…
Oh My Fucking God! I have never seen a human man that I would love to just ravish, and I don't mean eat, but this man had to be the most perfect thing I have ever seen. He had to be over 6 feet, with bronze mussed hair. Did I mention that he had green eyes? The green eyes just did me in. They were sucking me in.
Jasper grabbed me by the arm and started leading me back out of the cafeteria. "Why in God's name do I feel an ungodly amount of lust coming off of you?" he said. I glared at him for taking me from my object of lust.
"For your information that guy in there smelled absolutely delicious, but not as delicious as he looked." I smirked at him.
Jasper always had thoughts about us getting together, but I thought of him as a brother and not a lover. He never pushed it so we still had a great relationship, nothing too uncomfortable anyways. If he tried to push it anymore I would have to pull off his balls and hand them to him. We couldn't really take out of sexual frustration on the humans, so we sometimes filled the need together. Rosalie wouldn't have any part of it since she was raped right before she was changed.
"Bella, did you not see the other people at his table? There were two girls, one of which could be his girlfriend, while there was another huge guy there. Why did you just zero in on him?" he said.
"I don't know. It was like when I spotted him I lost sight of every other person in the cafeteria." I shook my head. "If you hadn't pulled me out of there I don't know what I would have done." Jasper grabbed me in for a hug when the little pixie of a girl that was sitting with the green eyed god walked outside. She just looked at us.
I was expecting her to run off when she saw us, because most people couldn't really stand being near us even if they wanted to be. She walked closer to us and smiled while extending her hand. "Hi! I'm Alice. You must be the new kids." Jasper let me go and started to growl. Alice then said something that made my jaw drop. "Don't make that noise with me Jasper Cullen. I know you won't hurt me… yet."