Title: The Hunter Hunted
Summary: Carlisle's thoughts as he is chased and then turned into a vampire.
Word Count: 336
Rating: T
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight

Midnight...

Back alley...

Running...

Chest burns...

Look back to see if he is still coming...

Look back to see if it is safe...

He is...

It's not...

Look for an escape...

There has to be one...

But there's not...

The alley ends ahead...

Another dark road...

Empty...

No sounds...

No lights...

No people...

No hope...

Turn left...

Run...

Is he still there?..

He is...

Pain...

Look ahead in time to see the ground hit my face...

Dirt...

In my eyes...

In my mouth...

Scramble to move...

Pain...

My ankle is broken...

Look up...

He is almost here...

Fear...

Desperation...

Inspiration!..

Grab for the rock...

He is here...

His eyes burn...

Red with sin...

Red with blood...

He lunges...

I strike with the rock...

It crumbles in my hand...

He laughs...

He pushes my head...

Pain...

Hot...

Wet...

Pain...

A noise...

Pain...

He freezes...

Pain...

He runs away...

Pain...

More noise...

Pain...

The others are coming...

My father is coming...

Pain...

He cannot find me...

Not like this...

Never like this...

Pain...

I am dead to him now...

I have to be...

If I want to survive...

Pain...

If it is surviving...

Pain...

A door...

The sewer...

Pain...

Open the door...

Enter the darkness...

Pain...

Close the door...

Dark...

Cold...

Pain...

Hide...

Pain...

Everywhere...

Must not scream...

Must not move...

Pain...

Voices...

The others...

Looking for me...

Pain...

Must not cry out...

Must hide...

So much pain...

Close eyes...

Try to sleep...

Pain...

Door opens...

Light reveals the sewer...

but not me...

Not where I am...

Voices...

"Is he in there?"...

"No"...

Door closes...

Darkness...

Pain...

How long?..

Until I become one?..

A monster?..

A vampire?..

I know now...

I am changing...

Because of him...

Because he stopped...

I was fated to die...

Now I will live...

Live as the dead...

Pain...

Must stay hidden...

Must let it happen...

Then leave...

Far away...

Never return...

Pain...

Remorse...

Longing...

Loss...

Pain...

Close my eyes...

Try to sleep...

Dream of being Carlisle Cullen...

Dream of not being a monster...