Hello again! I'm finally updating, yay!

So here's what just happened in the story in case anyone forgot: I was about to reply when an anguished scream came from somewhere inside the house. I carefully watched Edward's face as it hardened, although his eyes held confusion and a touch of insecurity. From that look, I could tell that whatever caused the scream could not be good, not at all. Especially when Edward used his vampire speed to run into the house, leaving me outside alone.

I ran toward the door, wondering what was going on.

Hope you enjoy this chapter!

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Jessica POV

When I got inside the house I saw something I thought rather strange, besides the fact that I now know the Cullens are vampires.

Everyone was in the kitchen, not that they weren't before but now they were in a circle of some sort. I walked forward to try to see what was going on. Luckily a couple people were crouched down and I could see into the circle, had they not been I wouldn't be surprised if I couldn't move any of the vampires. What I saw made me gasp.

Alice, tiny, perfect, bubbly, always happy Alice was in the center of the circle. At first I thought she might be having a vision, and an important one at that, but then I realized that something was seriously wrong. She was convulsing on the ground, Edward was currently trying to soothe her to no avail. I think Jasper was trying to calm her with his power but it obviously wasn't working, just like it wasn't working on the rest of us, he must've been too worried about her. I assume the scream came from Alice as she looked like she was in pain. Then, out of the blue, she laid still, her eyes flitting about the room in nervousness.

Edward was the only one who actually seemed to be able to talk. "Alice?" Alice's eyes now traveled to his in recognition. "What was that?"

Alice sat up and shrugged, holding her head in her hands. "I-I'm not completely sure."

She shifted to the side ever so slightly and winced, her hands immediately coming back up to hold her head. Edward's own palm touched her forehead and he flinched as she sighed. "It's hot, do you have a headache?"

Alice nodded, Edward's hand never leaving her head. "Yes, that feels wonderful, thanks. Although, I don't think I can really move right now."

Edward's mother dashed over to the sink and ran a rag under cold water. "Get her to the couch for me will you?"

Before Edward could pick Alice up Jasper had her in his arms. His concern and worry for her seemed to be seeping out of every pore of his vampire body. He walked with perfect balance, not wanting to jostle her, before placing her gently onto the couch. He took the rag Edward's mother offered and held it to Alice's forehead. She sighed in relief again. "Better?"

She nodded slowly. "Yes, thank you."

Edward sat on her other side. "So what happened Allie?"

Alice shot him a small glare, at the use of the nickname I'm presuming, before telling us what just went on. "Well Esme and I were talking about planning a party for Jessica's next birthday." Both Edward's mother and Alice shot me a smile, which I returned, so I suppose Edward's mother's name is Esme. "Then I felt a vision coming on. It started out slowly, not like the others which usually jump right in. I only saw what looked to be an empty chair in the middle of a warehouse before the vision went completely black. It's very disconcerting to be blind after all this time being a vampire." I suppose vampires can see in the dark, not surprising as they are hunters. "I think that's when I screamed. Then I saw four different pairs of eyes, somewhat catlike but they weren't cats, coming out of the darkness. After that slashes of pain started going through my body, I could've sworn I was bleeding even though that idea is preposterous. Finally I was forcefully pushed out of the vision, probably giving me the horrible headache I have now."

Everyone's eyes seemed to glue to Carlisle after Alice was done, besides Jasper who looked like he wanted to crush Alice in a hug and never let her go. "What do you think those creatures are Alice?"

Alice shrugged. "I was hoping you would know."

Carlisle shook his head. "In all my years of being a vampire I've never come across a creature such as this one."

Emmett raised his hand halfway into the air. "Maybe it's a myth humans think isn't real, but they turn out to be real, just like us."

Rosalie smiled and held onto Emmett's arm. Esme nodded, "Yes, that's plausible. I'll go looking around for information on that." Then Esme was gone from the room, only a tiny breeze was there to tell me that she had used her vampire speed.

Edward cocked his head to the side. "So do you think that the creatures knew about your power then?"

Alice nodded sadly. "I think so, otherwise how would they have hurt me in my own vision? I wonder if they have a power to counteract mine and they're using it to their advantage."

Edward let out a breath. "I think you're right because I wasn't able to read your mind at all during that… well whatever that was."

I bit my lip and sat down next to Edward nervously, his hand snaked around my waist as soon as I was seated. "What do you think they want?"

Carlisle's eyes looked sad. "I don't know, I don't think we've really done anything lately. We haven't provoked the Volturi have we?"


My eyes wandered around the room and slowed at each vampire before coming to a stop at Edward. "Maybe they want something from you? Like a favor."

Edward's head shot up as he looked seriously at me. "I've never thought about it like that before but that could be it."

Then Esme ran back in the room triumphantly holding a stack of papers. "I found out what it might be."

"What?" I wasn't sure who spoke as a lot of people did at the same time.

Esme looked down at the papers and began to read. "The Bakeneko is a Japanese myth of a cat. The cat is said to be able to haunt houses, kill people, walk on its hind legs, transform into people, and even invade people's dreams." She paused for a moment. "I found some other myths that might make sense but all signs point to this."

Carlisle started pacing. "Yes, if they can invade dreams it's no surprise that they were able to do the same with Alice's vision." Then he came to an abrupt stop. "But what do they want?"

All answers were cut off however as a loud knocking sound rang throughout the house, then a timid voice spoke. "Edward, Jessica? It's me, Bella."

Okay thanks for waiting so patiently for the next chapter! I know I said I'd try to get better about updating, but I guess it didn't work out too well.

As always, please review! I also hope some of you aren't too mad about the length of this chapter, but it really does open up the gateway for the rest of the plot.