For all my Buffy fans...turn back now! This is a Twilight story (yes, *gasp*), and unless you're willing to read it, I advise you to stay away! There will be Edward bashing, but just a bit in the first chapter and not much more until later on. So, you've been warned!
Now, for those of you who are Twilight fans...this takes place sometime around the beginning of Eclipse and goes wildly OOC straight from the start. I am a big Bella/Riley fan, and that is what this story is. Bella gets turned into a vampire, courtesy of Carlisle, and joins up with the newborns in Seattle to spy from the inside. Like in the Twilight books, Bella is a mental shield. She is more capable of coherent thought than other newborns, but no way can she turn and run when human blood is near. She is a typical newborn in that sense. She has no other special powers except newborn strength and agility. This fic relies heavily on the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and contains many spoilers! I bought it specifically for the purpose of this fic since I had a gift card to Barnes & Noble, so...enjoy!
I do not own anything pertaining to the wonderful world Stephanie Meyer has created, nor to any other cultural phenomenas I may mention in passing. :(
And last but not least, I do have a few chapters of this written already, but not much more- reviews really do encourage me to write faster. So, in summary...review if you want more chapters!
"Edward…" I began, looking my boyfriend straight in his gorgeous topaz eyes. "I promise you, I will marry you. I love you with all of my heart. I want to be able to have sex and be together completely on our honeymoon. But if I'm human, we can't do that! I need to be turned, Edward. Soon."
"Bella-" Edward murmured, his unnecessary breath hitching in his throat. He brushed a lock of my chestnut brown hair out of my face. "We've talked about this, you know how much it means. I want you to be mine, forever. Won't you do me the honor of becoming my wife first?"
"How can you not get it?" I spat back venomously. Edward recoiled and my gut did a little twist at seeing his face covered in hurt. "Victoria is after me and you'd keep me a human just so you could get your little nuptials? If I die, we can never be together! Just turn me, and help me through it. Tell everyone we're off at college until I can face them for real. Then we can come back and get married. And kill Victoria."
"No." he replied stonily, perfect features contorted in both fear and anger as he left my bedside. "You need to be with me. I need to be sure you'll always be with me every step of the way, and then I can help you through it."
"You're being unreasonable." I said through gritted teeth, allowing my eyes to convey my need as I looked up at him. They were suddenly filled with anger as I ran over his last words. "Wait- you think I'm only using you to get immortality? That I don't really love you? That I'm not willing to spend forever and a day with you?"
"No, of course not!" Edward hurried to exclaim, coming back and framing my face with his hands. "I love you, and I know that you feel the same way. I just- never mind."
"No." I imitated, pulling my face away and feeling my eyebrows come together. "You think I just want to use you to become a vampire. I can read it all over your expression!"
"That's not true!" Edward half-growled before instantaneously flitting to my window. "I'm going to hunt. I'll be back later…alright? When we've both calmed down, we can discuss this more thoroughly."
"Fine…" I said grumpily, waiting patiently for him to have gotten far off before I began to form a plan. I didn't want to give Alice time to come over and stop me from whatever it was I was going to do. I decided to go to the Cullens' and see where it took me.
Grabbing my sweater off of the door knob, I pulled it on as I walked down the stairs. Finding an old pair of sneakers, I threw them on as well and headed to the door. I thanked my lucky stars Charlie was out of town for the week at a fishing competition down in Oregon. This was the third year in a row he'd gone down to Portland, and he was a hoping he'd finally trade his runner-up status for first place.
Running to my truck and fumbling with the keys, I finally managed to wrench the door open and start the ignition. Backing out carefully, I raced down the road as fast as I could without killing my ancient vehicle. It took a while to reach the vampires' house, since I could only go fifty-five miles an hour, and the pouring rain made it even harder to see the entrance to the drive than it normally was. After almost twenty minutes of squinting through my water-filled windshield, I finally made it though.
Parking the Chevy in front of the old white house, I slammed the door and walked inside. All the vampires in the vicinity had heard me coming a mile away- quite literally. Carlisle was there, as well as Alice and Jasper. I didn't see Rosalie or Emmett there, and of course Edward was away somewhere, hunting.
"Bella!" Carlisle exclaimed amicably, giving me a friendly nod. "What a surprise to see you here at this hour of night. Then again, it's not exactly the first time you've popped by unannounced. Where's Edward?"
"Edward is out getting himself ready…he didn't want to be here." I lied quite smoothly. An idea had suddenly popped into my head and Alice got a girlish grin on her face. "This visit is actually much like the last one."
"How so?" Carlisle asked, still smiling. "Is it regarding your mortality as well?"
"Yes." I said, point-blank. "Edward and I have decided it would be best if you turned me. Tonight. We have no idea when Victoria is coming, and we have both agreed it would be much safer if I was immortal. We could say I was going off to college and with all my credits, I could graduate high school early."
"I quite agree." Carlisle replied, nodding and generally looking thoughtful. "You've been in much unnecessary danger of late, and it would be more prudent to make you, for the most part, resilient to it."
I smiled, glad everyone here was accepting this with no problem. I mostly felt relief, and if I had any guilt about deceiving Edward, it lay far beneath all my joy and apprehension at being turned. Even Jasper was fooled.
"Let's do this." I said determinedly without much ado.
"Come this way, please." Carlisle murmured gently, gesturing to a table in the corner of the room. A dining table, but the Cullens merely used it as a prop. I got up and sat on top of it while Carlisle got what appeared to be some kind of serum. "If it's all right with you, I'd like to see if the morphine takes away from the pain of the process at all."
I nodded my ascent and pulled my sweater off so he could inject my arm. He positioned the needle, pushed the plunger on the syringe, and withdrew it again.
"You're ready." Carlisle said, the rest of the family simply watching from where they were.
"Yes," I replied, somewhat woozy from the fast-acting morphine, and pushed my hair aside to expose my neck. "I am ready."
Carlisle looked me straight in the eye. "You know the implications of this."
I looked him just as steadily back. "I do."
He leaned forward and bit my neck.
The world ended.
A/N: Remember- review if you like this, or are interested in me posting more of it! :)