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There was a knocking on my door.
"Come in," I said, knowing that whoever it was could hear me.
A tall, blonde vampire who I recognized as Fred opened the door and poked his head in. "Joy, are you done packing up?"
I smiled at my nickname and looked into his recent set of amber eyes. "I guess…" I looked around.
I was going to really miss this room. It has been one of the less-depressing places I've slept in. The humans in this house were on vacation. They returned in two days, and we had to move once more.
I picked up the two boxes in front of me. I took one last glance back, and closed the door.
Fred accompanied me. "So, are you excited to go to school?"
I groaned and threw my head back. "Don't remind me, I beg you."
He chuckled. It's been approximately eight years since Fred joined our coven. In which we became the closest of friends. I looked into his once red eyes. "Fred, I'm nervous. I've never been to public school! Charmelia and Jason homeschooled me, remember?"
Charmelia. She was like a mother to me. She was the one who welcomed my half-sister (Gabriela) and me into her small coven of three (Jason, Justin, and her) when our father, Joham, was killed by the Volturi…
Our father… Let's say he wasn't the best daddy in the world. He basically only cared about having more children… He thought he was making some kind of super-race of vampires. We only stuck to him because we didn't know anything about the world around us. He was all we had. When he was killed, all my sisters sprang into different directions. Our only half-brother, Nahuel, was lucky to have a vampire aunt to care for him… Gabriela and I stuck together… And then we found Charmelia, Jason, and Justin. We've been with them ever since. They taught us to drink animal blood, a discovery they had made.
"I haven't been to a school either, Angelina. I don't remember anything about my past human life, remember?"
I rolled my eyes. "I'm not stupid."
"I didn't say that." He smiled mockingly.
I smiled. "Whatever."
Fred has always been able to make me smile no matter what…
"Justin! You are a dead man!" My half-sister's yell was heard.
I rolled my eyes. "Let's go see what happened."
Fred smiled amusingly and followed me to the living room.
Justin was backing up, grinning, as Gabriela walked towards him slowly. "Actually, it's dead vampire," he replied to her yell.
Gabriela growled in a very scary way, more vampire than human. "I'm not playing games, Justin! Where is it?"
Let me give you a head start. Justin and Gabriela are always fighting. It's a constant cycle, it never stops.
"Where is what?" Justin replied stupidly.
"Dammit, Justin! I'm not freaking stupid! Where is my damn book?"
"I don't know what you're talking about."
"Where. Is. My. Damn. Book."
She made a grab for his throat but I got in the middle of them just in time. "Gabby, deep breath, calm down."
"Don't you dare tell me to calm down, Angelina! He took my Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief collector's edition book! It was signed by Rick Riordan himself!"
I gasped and stared at Justin. "Justin, give it to her! Do you want to die? Are you sick of living?"
He rolled his eyes. "She's just being dramatic-"
Gabriela's horribly wild scream cut him off. I looked into his eyes and felt the familiar dizzying sensation I always felt when I start using my gift. When his pupils widened, I thought with clarity: Give her the book, now! In a trance, he ran to a nearby box, took it out, and handed it to Gabriela. He snapped out of the trance immediately. "Jeeez, Gabe, you only had to say 'please'! You didn't have to make Angelina go all 'gifty' with me!"
I snorted. "Gifty?"
Gabriela gave Justin one last growl and walked away, flipping her long black hair. Jason was laughing in the background. I turned to look at Justin. "Don't you get tired of picking fights with Gabriela?"
"Actually, it's quite fun."
"You get bored too much, find a hobby!" I said and walked to the door of the huge house, feeling a little weak. That was the only disadvantage of my gift. It left you a little drained.
Outside, there was a cool night breeze. In front of me was a stolen black Toyota Yaris. Charmelia was putting boxes in the trunk. I walked over to her with my two huge boxes in my arms.
Charmelia was beautiful, that's obvious. Her fiery red hair was shoulder-length and her butterscotch eyes were wise. She removed her eyes from her work and looked at me. She sent me a dazzling smile. "Hey, sweetie."
"Hi Charm," I greeted back.
She took the boxes from me and placed them in the trunk. Only one could fit. She sighed. "You'll have to carry this in your lap."
I sighed and took the box from her. "Okay," I said.
She threw me one last smile and walked past me to the house. I heard her yell, "Say goodbye, guys! We're done packing!"
In a moment, I heard footsteps. My coven got out of the house one by one. Jason, who was the last, closed the door.
Charmelia turned to him. "Did you lock it from the inside?"
Jason nodded and gave her a peck on the lips. They walked hand in hand to the car. Justin said,"Urgh, you guys are even worse than Fred's gift." He made a gagging motion and I laughed.
Gabriela rolled her eyes. "That's called love, Justin, have you heard of that?"
"Oh, that hurt," said Justin.
The car was pretty small considering how many we were, so I was crushed by the door on my left side, crushed by my box on my lap, and crushed with Fred on my right side. Fred's proximity made me blush a little. In the exact same moment I blushed, he turned his head to me. "Are you uncomfortable?"
That made me blush even more. Damn vampire's way of smelling blood! "No, I'm fine…" That was about all I could say.
Jason started the car and we drove into the night.
After a few minutes of driving, I said, "So, where exactly are we going?"
Charmelia looked at me from the passenger seat. "Forks, Washington."
Fred flinched. I looked at him. "Are you okay?"
He didn't answer. I raised an eyebrow. "Fred?"
He looked into my deep blue eyes. "When I met you in Vancouver… Remember the story? How I got there?" I nodded, remembering. "Well… The vampires they were going to kill were in Forks…"
"Oh," I said in realization.
He nodded and gave a long sigh. "I still wonder…"
"What?" I asked.
We locked eyes once more. "What happened with-"
"Bree," I cut him off, nodding. "Fred-"
"I know." He dropped his eyes. "It was just… She was the only person I trusted, you know? It was a terrible time…"
Something bubbled inside me… Fury? Like I didn't want Fred to think about her… It was a strange emotion.
He looked into my eyes again. "But I know… She's probably dead."
Now I felt guilty for thinking such a thing…
"I'm sorry." It's the only thing I could say.
There was no more conversation in the way.
We stopped at a gas station. Fred got out. Gabriela scooted closer to me. Her long and straight jet-black hair was wild in all directions so much, that I started spitting some of her hair from my mouth. Ew.
"Sorry," she said, laughing.
"Tie your hair, Medusa!" I said, smiling a little.
"Same here!" Justin's muffled voice was heard. He was lost in her hair. I laughed.
Okay, let me be clear, Gabriela's hair isn't that long, but is very thick!
She rolled her gray-green eyes and started pulling her hair in a ponytail. I could finally see Justin's dark-brown hair and golden eyes. He was spitting hair.
Fred came back from the door I was leaning on. He gave me a bag of my favorite candy: Peanut Butter M&M's, and made my day.
Human food wasn't better than blood… But I love Peanut Butter M&M's!
The trip from Tacoma to Forks wasn't that long… For me, I mean. Gabriela was tapping her foot and sweating a little. I was surprised she managed to keep her façade this long. Oh, did I mention she was claustrophobic?
… And then she snapped. "I can't take it anymore!" She was grasping her head, as if it was going to go out of place. "The walls! They're closing in! I don't have enough air! We are too many!"
I tried to soothe her… Justin too… which was surprising…
"Calm down, Gabe! You don't need air anyways…"
"Justin, she's not a full vampire…"
"… Oh… Right…"
"Its okay, Gabriela, we're here," said Charmelia in her very useful calming tone. We all sighed in relief.
I glanced at the window beside Fred. It was a big wooden house, surrounded by really green trees and bushes.
Jason said, "It used to belong to a family. Their last name was Weber…"
I smiled. "It's perfect!"
And it was.
Inside, it also looked wooden. It had a kitchen to the left and a living room to the right. The stairs led to two bedrooms. One for Gabriela and me, and the other one for Charmelia and Jason… and no, it's not for sleep… end of topic.
"And the best part is," Charmelia said, "that it's close to the school and the restaurant I'll be working on."
"Great!" I replied with enthusiasm. In case you didn't catch it, Charmelia is a cook, a very good cook.
"You will start school in Forks High on Monday."
My face fell. "Great."
That was the day after tomorrow.
"Now, girls, you two get some sleep."
"Sure," said Gabriela.
They waved goodnight and we entered our new room. It had a small bed and on the right and a couch on the left. The whole room was painted sea-blue. That's good. I hate pink with all my might.
"Where is the other bed?" I asked.
"The couch pops out one."
"Oh," I said.
"You sleep on the bed-"
"No," I immediately cut her off. "I will-"
"Nope," she shook her head. "You're my little sister and you're sleeping on the bed."
In the end, I lost the battle.
The next day, I woke up at one PM. I was the only one in the room. When I got downstairs, I found that only Fred was there.
"Well, good morning, Joy. I seriously had to contain myself from barging into your room and checking you were alive."
I laughed. "Where is everyone else?"
"Charmelia went somewhere with Jason and Justin bet Gabriela to cliff-jump…"
I rolled my eyes. "Oh, those two never stop."
"They probably never will."
I smiled. "So, you decided to stay with me?"
He smiled back. "I wanted to make sure you woke up."
"Well… Here I am… What do you want to do?"
He went over to the kitchen and I followed him. There, I sat on the small table and he brought me a plate of scrambled eggs, toast, and bacon. "First of all, I made you breakfast a few minutes ago."
I laughed. "That was sweet."
"And second, eat. Then we'll talk."
I rolled my eyes and ate my food with pleasure.
We talked a little and planned that we should go to the movies to see the new movie 'Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The lightning Thief' that Gabriela was dying to see.
Word of advice: Never go to see a movie with Gabriela. At least a movie that she read the book of. Not unless you want to be kicked out of the room because she was screaming, "It doesn't happen like that! That's just crap! Percy doesn't look like that!"
The next day was the real deal. I was woken up with a pillow fight from my sister.
I got dressed in a V-neck black and blue striped shirt, skinny jeans, black boots, and a jacket.
For breakfast, Charmelia made her famous chocolate-chip pancakes with whipped cream. I ate them in a rush.
The walk to school was very short. Too short.
Fred, Justin, Gabriela and me got out our schedules on time. I got introduced to my locker, too.
My first class was English. I realized with terror that I was alone in my first class. When the bell rang, Fred gave me a sympathetic glance and I stuck my tongue at him.
I entered the classroom. Thank God it wasn't that full. I earned a few glances from the guys. I rolled my eyes every time someone looked or glanced at me. One even winked at me, I just flipped my curly golden hair.
Then, a strong scent caught my attention, it smelled sweet… too sweet. Not quite like a vampire's scent. It was more like my scent.
It certainly didn't smell like my sister does… so who is it?
I looked around, until I found the source. A gorgeous girl with curly brown hair and warm brown eyes. The girl was also looking at my direction. She had a weird look on her face… Fascination?
The class started, and the teacher introduced himself as Mr. Bleck. But as I heard the other boys whisper, Mr. Bleach.
"Today, we have a new student-"
Great, here we go.
"Give an encouraging applause to Angelina Brooks."
A few people clapped. Then, he started asking for some book report he assigned. He started calling out names.
"… Renesmee Cullen."
The girl with the scent stood up and handed the report.
When the bell rang, I rushed out as fast as I came.
At lunch, I grabbed the first thing I found and sat with my coven.
"Is everything okay, Joy?" Fred asked.
I snapped out of my trance. "Huh? Oh, no actually…"
That's when I saw the girl, she was actually heading this way. Heading to our table.
"Uh-oh," I whispered.
"So," the girl said, sitting in front of me, beside Gabriela. "Who are you people?"
Justin raised his eyebrow. "Um… Excuse me?"
The girl fixed her brown eyes on Justin. "I have never met any covens in Forks except mine!"
He seemed to have caught her scent and his eyes popped open.
Gabriela, however, looked confused. "Um, excuse me… Who are you?"
"Renesmee Carlie Cullen, call me Nessie," she said with a smile. "Hybrid."
Gabriela had a black expression on her face. "Hybrid?"
Nessie nodded and looked at me. "Angelina, right?"
"Angelina Joyce Brooks, call me Joy," I said, "and this is Fred, Justin and Gabriela."
Fred said, "You two met?"
I shook my head. "Not exactly…"
"We take English together," Nessie finished.
"So, wait," said Gabriela, "This is happening too fast… You know what we are and you are a hybrid?"
"Okay, now, you said you hadn't met any covens except yours… you mean there are more?"
"More vampires? Yeah."
"This is actually very exciting! Wow, I'm meeting another hybrid!"
"You haven't met any others?"
"Well, yeah, Nahuel, but he only comes once every two years or so…"
"You've met our brother?" Gabriela's surprise-looking face was priceless.
"Your brother? This just gets better and better!" She laughed.
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