Um yeah, it's me Lovelies... Shit, 6 months since my last WitFit? :(
I cannot tell you how sorry I am that I am so behind on my updates. I've just been incredibly sick :(
As you know, I've been absent for a while and I need to get back in the saddle, so I have a poll up on my profile page. I want to turn one or two of my WitFits into multi chap WitFit stories.
The chaps will be a little shorter (around this length) but hopefully they will update more frequently and get me in the habit of writing again.
So yeah, if you'd like to, you can pick your top three favs of the stories I have listed and choose which ones you'd like to see continued :)
While you're waiting though, you can check out my new story 'The Prisoner of Volterra' on my profile page :) That will be the next to update and then Wing Girl.
As always, this is completely un-beta'd and all mistakes are mine. Hope you enjoy! :)
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Prompt: Word Prompt: Priority
"Ready for the new school year little, Alice?" I asked condescendingly, as I jumped into the front seat of my Vanquish.
I didn't hear Alice's reply as she grumbled and slid into the backseat with Jasper.
"Honestly, I don't know why you continue this charade year in, year out. If I had to go through high school one more time…"
"Edward, just shut up. You know why we do it. Some of us actually like to hang onto shreds of our humanity, unlike others," she replied, staring at me pointedly in the rear view mirror. "Plus, following the right routes allows us to stay longer in any one area. Besides, you know as well as we do that this is our second year of college, not high school."
I hummed in response and waved my goodbyes to Carlisle who was holding a now sobbing Esme in his arms, as I reversed out of the driveway and made my way down the highway, losing myself in my own thoughts.
Leaving was the hardest part of these trips. I had not been with my family in permanence in over forty years and I had to admit that each time I visited, it was getting harder and harder to say goodbye.
I had been the first one Carlisle had changed, when he found me dying of the Spanish Influenza in 1918 and when I awoke after three days of being burned alive he had explained to me what I had become and what my options were. He told me his story, how ha had happened upon his diet and his way of life and that, although he would like me to stay with him for company, I was under no obligation to stay. I was free to choose. But honestly, the thought of being alone as a 'nomad' vampire frightened me, so I chose to stay.
Over the years, Carlisle became not only my mentor and instructor, but he became a dear friend and his happiness became my happiness when he found Esme and added her to our 'family'.
As time continued, I watched as more members joined us and our unconventional diet - first with Rosalie and Emmett, then Alice and Jasper. Everyone was happy and things were good for a while, but although every effort was made to include me and make me feel at home, being the only 'single' member of a family of mated vampires takes it toll and I left the family in the early 1970's.
For a while, I stuck to the family diet and lived the life of a nomad, traveling around the world. After spending so long constantly living with seven voices in my head instead of just one, the silence was incredibly peaceful but after awhile, I began to feel lonely. I was considering returning home with my tail between my legs, when I happened across a woman in need of help. I had been sitting by the river Thames in London when I heard muffled screaming. At first I thought nothing of it, thinking it may have been a few inebriated party goers, but as the cries became more frequent I decided to find out where they were coming from. The cries led me to a small side alley in a not-so-nice part of town, where I found a man towering over a woman against a wall. From where I stood I could see her tear stained cheeks and the light catching on a silver blade being held to her throat.
"Mm-mm-mm, I can smell 'er fear. Such a pretty lil' thing, I bet she's got a tight lil'…"
"Oh God, oh God… Please watch over my mother. Make sure she knows this isn't her fault and that I love her…"
The thoughts of the young girl surprised me. Instead of praying for herself, she was praying for someone else – she was completely selfless.
I watched as the man's head turned toward me but his eyes remained on his intended victim.
"Ya best get ya'r own, boy. This one's mine."
In the blink of an eye, I had my hand grasped on his shoulder, squeezing ever so slightly – enough to cause him pain but not so much as to cause harm to the girl.
"Let her go, now," I growled, and had the pleasure of hearing his heart rate increase.
His hand dropped to his side so there was just enough room for the girl to squeeze out.
"Run home and don't stop until you get there," I said as the girl ran sobbing down the alleyway, shouting 'thank you' as she ran.
When there was no one left bar the two us in the alley I was left with the problem as to what to do with him. I couldn't hand him in. I had read from his mind that this wasn't his first time offending and I knew that if I gave him to the police, without a witness, there would be a good chance that he would be set loose and be free to attack another helpless woman. What was I supposed to do with him?
I could hear his fear and as he wriggled in my grasp, the scent of his adrenaline filled blood floated into my nostrils. It had been a while since I had hunted and I couldn't suppress the rumble in my chest.
Could I rid the world of this piece of filth whilst sustaining myself in the process?
The man jerked in my arms, unknowingly giving me access to his jugular and without thinking, I lowered my mouth to his neck and sunk my teeth into his flesh. His muffled screams were drowned out by moans, filling the alleyway as his thick, hot blood ran down my throat.
When the blood ceased to flow I disposed of the body in one of the large dumpsters, covering the body in rubbish to prevent it being found.
I could feel the fresh blood settling into the pit of my stomach and instead of feeling disgusted with myself, I felt the complete opposite – I felt the lightest I had felt in years.
I had rid the world of one of its criminals and had probably saved many lives. He would never harm anyone ever again.
I left the alley with a small smile on my face and came to a sudden realization; I had finally found my place in the world. I had found my purpose.
Saving people would be my priority.
And that was how I found my way to the Volturi…
I shook my head and brought myself back to my surroundings.
"Did you hear what I said?" Alice asked.
I shook my head in response, giving her an impish grin. I eyed her in the rear view mirror to find her quirking an eyebrow at me.
"I said, you might want to put on your sunglasses now, or you are going to cause rumors when we arrive in the parking lot in one minute."
Agreeing, I reached into the centre console and placed my Raybans over my ruby colored eyes.
As predicted, I pulled into the lot a minute later and parked in the nearest available spot.
I thanked the cloudy weather as I opened my door and walked around to the other side of the car to my adopted siblings.
Rosalie and Emmett had driven themselves to school and were now standing with Alice and Jasper.
"Are you sure you don't want to stay? Please?"
"Alice, please don't do this. You know why I can't," I replied, refusing to let her pouting face sway my decision. "You know I'll visit…"
"Once every five to ten years isn't enough, Edward. We miss you; Esme and me especially. You belong here with your family, not in Italy with them," she sniffed, and I knew if she could she would be crying
I raked my hand through my hair in frustration. What was I supposed to say? They had no idea what it was like to be the only one without that special someone and I just couldn't be around them until I had found mine.
"Hey, we understand man," Jasper replied, punching my shoulder lightly, obviously having felt my emotions.
I stepped forward to hug Rosalie briefly before enveloping a sobbing Alice in my arms.
"I love you Ally, I'll see you soon, okay?"
I felt her nod against my shoulder as Jasper told her they had to get to class. Just as I was about to relinquish her to Jasper, I felt the oddest sensation. It was as though some sort of small, winged creature had taken up residence in my stomach and was making me jittery and I couldn't repress the shudder that ripped through my body.
"Edward, are you alright?" Alice questioned, as she let go of my waist and took a step back.
The feeling changed suddenly and instead of butterflies or moths, it felt as though a large number birds or bats had replaced them, and they were having an all out brawl trying to claw their way out of my stomach.
"What's going on? Edward?" Alice was now looking up at me in concern as I groaned and grabbed at the sudden pain in my middle, but I wasn't fast enough. Whatever it was had now broken free and was sending tingles all over my body. From my toes to my fingers, it felt as though every single nerve of my body had become hyperaware.
I heard my siblings whispering loudly both out loud and in their thoughts but the sound started to fade, until all I could hear was an acute humming in my ears.
No, not a humming, it was a heart beat.
Thump thump, thump thump…
My whole body became attuned to that sound – I had to find that heart beat.
I turned to scour the lot, my eyes roaming over every single car and person until I came across an old, beat up truck that was coming through the entrance. My eyes stayed glued to it as the driver found a spot and cautiously put the truck in park.
I watched, as the driver's side door opened and a young, human girl hopped out, throwing on her back pack and slamming her door as she began to walk to the stairs of the school.
I felt all breath leave my body as I finally saw her front on; she was beautiful.
No, not just beautiful, she was the most stunning creature I had ever laid eyes upon.
It was as though I was viewing a movie in slow motion. There was a slight breeze and I watched, transfixed, as her long, mahogany hair blew gently over her shoulder, revealing her rosy cheeks, slightly flushed from the chilly morning. As she hiked up her bag on her shoulder, I watched as her baggy sweatshirt briefly tightened around her small frame.
I had the sudden urge to run to her as I felt myself physically being pulled in her direction; as though every cell in my body was calling out to her. I started to take a step forward when I felt two strong hands on my chest and I couldn't stop my growl in response; those hands were keeping me from what was mine!
"Edward, whoa! What the hell, man?"
The sound of Emmett's booming voice met my ears and I shook my head slightly to dispel the fog, but I still couldn't answer him.
"Who is that?" I asked, nodding in the beauty's direction.
"Who, Bella?" Alice replied. "Jazz, what is going on?"
"Bella…" I replied, her name rolling off my tongue like honey.
"Oh my God…" Jasper breathed, and my eyes reluctantly turned to met his.
"I just can't… You just… Damn."
"Will someone please tell us what the fuck is going on please?" Emmett asked, clearly frustrated.
"Edward just imprinted…"
A/N: So, this was my first writing attempt in a very long time, and I hope it's okay. I'm a little rusty... lol.
I hoped you liked this, Lovelies. I hope you are all well. Please know that I love each and every one of you that continue to read what I write and I have missed you all SO much!
I'll see you very soon with more updates for both WitFits and stories :)
Oh! And don't forget the poll! I know which ones I have ideas for and would like to continue, but I would love to hear and write which ones you guys want! :)
As always, thanks so much for reading. Much love Xox