Sequel to "STUCK IN VOLTERRA" and takes place FIFTEEN YEARS after Chelsea erased Bella's memories of Caius.
"Oh- oh- Bella, try this one on!"
Mentally groaning, I turned my back on the giant mirror to look at another wedding dress Alice was torturing me with. It had a large sash and white ribbons on the V- shaped neck. I rolled my eyes. "No."
"Aww, c'mon, that's like the fifth one you've turned down!" Alice whined, examining the dress herself. "You're going to need one that brings out your beautiful golden eyes!"
"I don't think bringing out my eye color is supposed a good thing, considering that my eyes are supposed be brown and Charlie is the only one who knows that we really aren't humans."
"So what?" Alice said back. "You can just tell them all you have contacts and-"
"Give it a rest, Alice," The blonde haired Rosalie, muttered from the back of the dressing room. "Just let her choose the dress she wants."
"Thank you," I agreed, and turned back around to examine the dress I already had one. It was beautiful, sparkles and creative designs running along the waist. It was even strapless, which was fine with me, thanks to my new type of skin.
Suddenly, a small vampress with long, ebony hair hurried into the rooms, her arms loaded with veils and accessories. "I-I've got the stuff you wanted to me get, Alice."
"Thanks, Bree," Alice smiled, and slowly helped her unload.
"Aw, Alice!" I groaned at all the accessories.
"C'mon, Bella, I just want you to look your very best," Alice winked, much to my annoyance.
Bree was one of our newest recruits to the family. Apparently, she was the only newborn in the newborn army who didn't want to attack the Cullens, which was why they decided to take her in and train her as an official member.
I liked Bree. She was sweet, and seemed really grateful to be in a family. She got along with all of us, and did spend a lot of time with Edward, who to her seemed like her new master/ bodyguard. Edward liked her to, but not romantically. They had some kind of fondness relationship I could never understand, and I had to admit it did make me a wee- bit jealous. Edward was my fiancée, so of course I'd be jealous. Even if she only was about fifteen years old.
"Oh my God, I love this!" Alice picked out a set of bracelets from the pile. "They go along with each other really good!"
Rosalie flinched as Alice put her set of bracelets up to her face. She slowly pushed Alice's hand away. "Yeah, yeah it looks great. Lets just hurry up. Emmett was waiting for me to go hunting with him."
"C'mon Rosalie, enjoy a girl's day out for once," Alice insisted, and turned back to be me to try on veils.
"Alice, we've been here five hours," I sighed. "Can't we call it a day? The humans are probably getting suspicious."
Alice huffed. "Fine. But we come back tomorrow! No buts!"
I took that as the best as I could get, and wobbled towards the dressing room to change out of the giant wedding dress. What a day. I barely got any time with Edward anymore. And I probably wouldn't for the rest of the day. Maybe I would stop by Charlie's today. See how he's doing at what not.
"You're going to Charlie's?" Alice asked once I emerged, obviously seeing my decision through a vision.
"Yeah, why not?" I shrugged. "I'll meet you guys back at the fort, okay?"
"Sure, Bells," Alice merely smiled at me, and followed me out the dress shop with Rosalie and Bree at her heels.
I plugged in the key to my red truck, and scanned through the radio until I found one of the greatest artists. Debussy. Yes, not only was the music nice and smooth, it reminded me of Edward. And anything that reminded me of Edward automatically brought me to content thoughts. I was so lucky to marry that guy…
Pulling the truck into reverse, I followed Alice's car all the way to the main road until I had to turn into Charlie's road. It was a pretty nice neighborhood, rain houses at every corner with misty drops of water sprinkling down from the grey sky. Once I pulled into the driveway, I could see Charlie was watching a football game on the coach. Shocker.
Having to knock and ring the doorbell to get his attention, he finally shuffled out of his spot to open to door for me. His hair was light silver, most of his facial hair fallen off. Even at an old grandpa age, he was in great shape. "Hey, Bella. Didn't think you were stopping by."
"Sorry. I'm not interrupting anything, right?" I asked feebly.
"No, no, not at all," he held open the door for me. "It's just me, Billy, and Jake watching the football game."
Shock flooded through me as I realized Billy had been placed in his wheelchair next to the couch. Billy was looking older too, his black hair dimming as silver as Charlie's. He only acknowledged me, not as enthusiastic to greet the vampire Bella as much as the human one. Jacob was in the kitchen, opening a soda-can. Despite our different species, we were still close.
"Hey, Bells!" Jake ran forward to give a giant bear hug. "Long time, no see, eh?"
"Yeah…" I said under the werewolf's grip. "Long time, no see."
"Ugh…I don't think I can hug you anymore," he stepped backwards, his nose scrunching. "You smell just plain….awful."
"I could say the same about you," I muttered.
"Haha…so…I'm still the best man at the wedding, right?"
"Awesome," Jacob then moved past me to sit with Charlie and Billy. Since watching football really wasn't my thing, I moved out the front door towards the front lawn. Long strands of grass were all sprawled across the sidewalk, all completely uneven. I shook my head. My dad was a mess ever since I moved out.
"Mow the lawn much?" I called, but Charlie didn't answer me.
I looked over the rest of the lawn, noticing the severely untrimmed bushes that were rested against the side of the house. God…I really needed to hire some workers to fix this place up. Pronto.
As I started back inside, my eyes fell upon something faintly shiny buried in the closest bush.
Glancing back to make sure Charlie wasn't watching, I crouched down to eye level with the bush, and fumbled my hand into the damp bush. Suddenly, my fingers found the object I was looking for.
Pulling it out, I found myself staring at a dirty heart shaped necklace. Dirt clogged and seemed to have permanently glued on because of the rain and mud. I blew hard on it, only succeeding in freeing the damaged necklace a little bit of the dried dirt. It seemed like it was a beautiful necklace before it was this badly destroyed. Did someone drop it on accident? Or maybe it was Charlie's…?
"Hey, dad!" I walked inside, holding up the necklace.
"Not now, Bells, it's the last quarter," Charlie kept his eyes stuck to the screen.
"Is this yours?" I pressed.
Finally, Charlie looked at me. He held out his hand, and I gave it to him. Charlie held it close as he studied it, frowning. "Heh. This is strange. Where did you find this?"
"Outside, in your bush," I told him.
"Looks like some kind of locket," Charlie played with the small knob in the corner that was unable to move because of the mud. "Well, it sure isn't mine. Someone must-of dropped it here a while ago. Oh well. Go throw it away for me, will you? Nobody's going to wear it anymore."
Charlie handed the locket back to me, and glued his eyes back on the T.V screen. I examined the mysterious piece of jewelry as I headed into the kitchen. Strange. I couldn't put my finger on it...but it seemed faintly familiar...
No, that was impossible. I never wore this type of jewelry. I only wore jewelry Edward bought for me, and he'd never buy this. Perhaps it had been Renee's or something...
Yawning, I stepped on the petal of the trashcan, and tossed the locket inside. Then I started back to the living room to watch the end of the game with Charlie and the Blacks.
Aw no! DX she threw her locket away! Anyway, hope you like the first chapter and reviews always make me want to update faster ^^
Oh yeah, and some quick facts: Bella got transformed by Edward about a year after her stay in Volterra; Bella and Edward waited a long time to have a wedding for a reason that will be revealed later on. ^^ Hope you liked the idea I'm putting Bree in the story, because since the Volturi really wasn't there to execute her. And I just put Jake in there for the fun of it XD
Next chapter in Caius's POV