Sorry I haven't updated lately. *sniff sniff* this is the last chapter for now. Please read the AN at bottom after and you will understand.
Anything vampires say that humans can't hear(but Bella does) is marked with a *.
I don't own twilight..
Chapter 20- The truth comes out
I felt as if I was one step closer to freedom. As if a little bit of the weight crushing me was slowly getting lighter. Like I could breathe again. I felt almost happy and I loved it! I wouldn't ever have to worry about James hunting me again. I wouldn't have to constantly be looking over my shoulder because only Laurent and Victoria would be looking for me and they weren't as good at tracking as James was.
I thought about this as I stood in front of the smoky fire currently burning James to ashes. Then I remembered the video camera. I walked over to where it lay on the floor a few feet away from the table. The little red lit was still on, showing that it was still recording. I bent down to pick it up when I smelt others scents and heard others breathing.
I felt my eyes go wide as I stood up, forgetting the still recording camera, and jumped up. I grabbed onto one of the many thick wooden beams that support the roof and hoisted myself up. I hoped to a different one closer to the smoke to help hide my scent and hid in the shadows as much as possible.
I heard the front door fly open not moments after I stopped moving. Edward flew into the doorway at high speed, but stopped dead in his tracks when he saw the fire. He made a confused face before taking a few more cautious steps into the room. He scanned every corner with his eyes, as if he expected James to jump out of a wall and bite his head off.
I heard more footsteps and the door open again as more of the Cullen clan entered the scene. The only people missing are Rosealie and Esme who are back in Forks watching Charlie and Victoria.
"Edward…what-" Carlise began.
"I don't know,"
"Where's Bel-" Alice tried.
Edward spoke in a dull lifeless voice with just a hint of anger. His fists where clenched together and his eyes narrow and black as night. I have never seen him like this! He was so…angry and upset…
Carlise walked over to a place on the ground near the shattered mirror James had pushed me into. He bent down and started to examine the glass and floor.
Edward let out a viscous, frustrated roar before punching a hole in the wall. Emmett and Jasper watched before walking over towards the fire. They got really close to me. Emmet was maybe 10 feet to the left below me but Jasper stopped directly below where I was hiding.
His body went ridged and he stood frozen for almost 1 minuet…sniffing. Then his head shot up and we made eye contact. I made a move to jump towards the door but he was already in the beams grabbing my shirt and throwing me to the ground, growling the whole time. I didn't hit the ground though. I was imprisoned in Emmetts huge strong arms as he set me on my feet but kept hold of me.
I started to panic when Jasper landed on the ground in front of me and the other three Vampires walked over behind him. Edward pointed a furious finger at me and bellowed:
"WHERE IS MY BELLA! WHAT DID YOU DO WITH HER?"
I opened and closed my mouth a few times trying to figure out what to say to him.
"Why are you here child?" Carlise asked kindly. "Emmett," he said as he noticed my fidgeting and discomfort. Emmett let go of me but didn't back off. Edward and Jasper growled when I looked over their shoulders to the door.
"Please everyone let's just calm down. Now what is your name?" Carlise asked.
"um..I..M-my n-name..my n-na-me," I tried to stutter out but couldn't. I was in to much shock at how Edward was acting and reacting to things.
"JUST TELL US YOUR NAME!" Edward snarled crouching down in a threatening way.
"Edward please," Carlise tried to calm him.
"WHAT CARLISE WHAT!" he yelled straightening up again and getting in the doctors face. "I WANT TO KNOW WHERE BELLA IS! I WANT TO KNOW IF SHE'S OKAY! IWANT TO KNOW WHY THIS LITTLE NEWBORN IS HERE AND WHERE SHE CAME FROM!" he turned on me now. "DID JAMES CREATE YOU? DID HE SEND YOU HERE TO DO SOMETHING FOR HIM? TELL ME NOW IS BELLA OKAY?"
I took a step back as he was getting very close and I was worried about what he would do right now. I opened my mouth to respond when someone else spoke.
"Bella is fine Edward just stop yelling or she won't be your Bella anymore.." Alice rolled her eyes. We all looked over to where Alice was standing by the table. She was holding the movie camera and a knowing look on her face.
"What are you talking about Alice?" Jasper asked.
"I'm talking about Bella," she simply responded. She walked over to us and pushed Edward aside to get to me. Edward huffed and Alice grinned and winked at me before turning to the guys.
"James made a video. You should all watch it." She handed it to Carlise and they gathered around him looking confused. He played the video and we could hear noise coming from the small speakers. I just blocked it all out though. Alice turned to me.
"We should go shopping after this is done," she whispered.
"yeah, defiantly!" I whispered back rolling my eyes. Only Alice…
"oh, My, GOD!" Emmett exclaimed as the video ended. He looked at me with wide eyes. "BELLA! YOUR ALIVE!" he ran at me and gave me a big bear hug. Alice and I laughed as he spun me around before setting me on my feet again. Jasper cracked a smile before coming over and giving me a small hug. Carlise smiled at me did the same. Alice was grinning the whole time. The only one who confused me was Edward.
He just stood there, staring at the floor, emotionless. I walked up to him slowly stopping a few feet away from him, nervous. How will he react? He lifted his head slowly and looked into my eyes. I felt a shiver of fear run up my spine as gold met red. I was on edge, waiting for him to decide how he felt about all of this.
"…Bella.?" He asked quietly.
"Yes?" I answered in the same tone. What if he didn't like me? What if he hated me? What if he attacked me? Told me to leave? To get off his land and never come back?
"Is that really you?" he asked.
"Yes, it is.." I whispered.
He took a few steps closer to me, closing the distance before pulling me into a huge bone crushing hug.
"I was so worried about you," he whispered and I knew if he could cry he would have right there and then. He pulled back keeping his hands on my shoulders and looking into my eyes again. "Why didn't you tell me?"
"I'm sorry Edward…I was going to but I was scared. I haven't had good experiences with other vampires so far."
"um.. not wanting to break up this beautiful moment but the buildings on fire…" Emmett interrupted.
"oh..we should go.." I stated.
"Yes we should. Let's go back to our house and we will finish talking, that way Rosealie and Esme will be there too." Carlise suggested as we left the burning studio.
I followed the Cullens, wondering what they were looking for. Emmett smirked and pointed to a red mini van. They all groaned, even Carlise, but nodded their heads and walked over. I followed. Jasper had disappeared and from the sounds that the car was making he was trying to hot wire it. Finally the Van roar to life and we all pilled in, Emmett in the drivers seat, Carlise in the passenger seat. Jasper and Alice are in the bucket seats holding hands and Edward and I are in the back seat.
We made it back to their house in record time. It was a surprise at how we made it from Phoenix to Forks in just under one day. The whole time Emmett was singing along to the oldies station and that made it seem longer. Sometimes, Edward, Jasper, Alice or even Carlsie would join in if it was a song they liked. Of course I knew a total of zero songs…so I just sat there laughing at them.
We turned into the long driveway and drove through the trees. Emmett parked it in front of the house and everyone jumped out. Edward stretched his arm out and pulled me into his side as we walked towards his house. Alice and Jasper were holding hands dancing up the steps when the door burst open.
Rosealie ran out, breaking through Alice and Jaspers arms as she went and jumped into Emmetts arms. She gave him a long kiss on the lips before speaking.
"I missed you so much. I was so worried!" she exclaimed.
"I missed you to Rose. Nothing happened to you I hope," he asked while setting her down and wrapping his arm around her waist.
They kept talking to each other quietly. Esme and Carlise are doing the same thing as we all walked into the house.
"Who is that?" I heard Rosealie whisper to Emmett in the hallway.
Edward and I sat down on the couch and Alice and Jasper sat on the other side. Carlise and Esme cuddled up on the loveseat, while Emmett and Rosealie sat in a chair. Emmett sat there with Rosealie draped across his lap and they looked happier then I had ever seen them. Then again…I haven't known them that long and Rosealie never looked happy when I was around.
Everything was quiet for a few seconds before Carlise cleared his throat.
"So Bella-" he started.
"BELLA?" Rosealie exclaimed.
"Ya Rose that's Bella,"
"But..How..I-I don't understand…" she seemed shocked and frustrated.
"I don't either but we will soon if you could let Bella explain," Alice said. Rosealie nodded and everyone's attention turned back to me.
"Well…I…It was just after my 16th birthday, I had just gotten my license and took the car for a drive. I was on the highway when the car was suddenly in the air flying far away from civilization. It landed somewhere in the wilderness.
I was pulled out of the car by a little boy, maybe 4 or 5. He had bright red eyes and light brown hair. He was the one who changed me. He bit me but was pulled away by a woman around 20 with blonde hair. I stayed out there for around a week discovering what I was and what I could do.
The Volturi came and took me to Volturra. They killed the woman and child. They were going to kill me but let me live because I didn't cause and trouble. I moved here to get out of sunny places and live with my dad. Unfortunately the woman was Victoria's actual blood related sister and Laurent's mate. They have been hunting me ever since the woman was killed. I have been a vampire for almost half a year to a year now and um..you saw in the video..i have gifts.."
"Wait…gifts? As in more then one?" Esme asked.
"Yes…I'm a shield and a shifter."
"A shifter? I have never heard of that before," Carlise muttered.
"Yeah..I am the only vampire so far with that gift. As a shield I can prevent other vampires mental gifts like Edwards, Aros and Janes. I can't stop Jaspers though…"
Jasper looked smug as everyone looked at him.
"As a shifter I can change into any living thing possibly. When I change though, the scent smells a little sour. I only smell normal when I'm in my normal form which is right now. In my old human form I have a duller scent then I did before. I can also project both my gifts onto other people."
"You can! Wow! Change me into something!" Alice enthused. I smiled and laughed before closing my eyes. I concentrated on where Alice was sitting and opened my eyes. I smiled at the little blue bird that was now sitting beside Jasper on a pile of Alice's old clothes. He looked shocked. I kept concentrating on keeping her that way for a little.
Rosealie smiled before saying to me. "Can you make her pink?" I laughed before showing her. The little blue bird became a little pink bird faster than you could blink. I found it easier to do this to other people then myself because I could look at them.
Rosealie laughed as I changed Alice back to Alice.
"…okay Bella knock it off.." she narrowed her eyes at me as I laughed but changed her green hair back to black hair. Rosealie and Emmett looked like they were going to die from laughing so much.
"So Bella, I just wanted to know..why didn't you tell us? Why did you keep it a secret?" Esme asked.
"Well..I was knew to this whole life and didn't know how you would react. I was worried you would be mad or attack me or something for being on your land. It wouldn't be helpful if you kicked me out of Forks because I would have no where else to go and my parents would freak! I didn't know how we treated others of our kind and it didn't make feel any better that I had three crazy vampires after me. I didn't want to expose myself to much either because I was hiding from those nomads. I hope you understand and aren't to mad at me,"
"No Bella everything's fine of course we understand. I hope you still want to be with my son because I don't know what he would do without you!" Carlise said.
"YAY! Bella's a part of our family now!" Alice cheered.
"I am?" I asked.
"Of course you are!" Jasper rolled his eyes as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
"I love you Bella," Edward turned to me. I smiled.
"I love you to Edward,"
We wrapped our arms around each other in a big hug.
I heard a high pitched squeal and something slammed into my side, joining our hug. It was Alice of course. I heard another squeal and loud footsteps before all three of us where lifted off the couch and on the floor with Emmett's arms wrapped around us. I heard laughter before Rosealie's face appeared behind Edwards shoulder. Then Jasper was beside her grinning. Then I felt another arm wrap around us and looked over my shoulder at Carlise and Esme.
I can't believe I put this off and didn't tell them. I almost missed out on this big happy family that I could live with forever. I almost missed all the exciting things we are going to do in the future.
"One question. What do I tell Charlie?" I asked.
Ok! So that's it for now! I am going to write my other story then maybe come back to this one. Don't worry I will write stuff in the cullens pov first the maybe add more to this. But if you want you can always check out my other story if I can figure out how to start another one….its kinda more about the wolves but the cullens and bella will be in it too.
Please tell me.. what was your favorite part of this story? I really want feed back