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I hope you like this new story. It's a bit different from what I've written but I'm very excited with all the possibilities it's brings me! Enjoy it and please leave a REVIEW.

Thanks to my wonderful beta Adri1577 for her amazing help.

Full Summary: A new student is moving to Forks and enrolling the city's High School but nobody knows anything about her. Isabella Swan isn't a mythical creature the Cullens have already encountered. She has lost everything she held dear and now roams the earth, hiding from those who destroyed her family and almost annihilated her species. She settles in Forks, hoping to spend some time in the quiet town before having to move again, but she has everything but calm times ahead of her. When she finds the one she supposed to love above everything else, among the species of her enemies, will she stay in town long enough to realize that the Cullens are different? Will she give in to the forces that attract her to Edward Cullen or die, trying to stay away? Bella isn't a vampire or a werewolf or anything you've heard of before. ExB

Disclaimer: Everything recognizable from the Twilight series belongs to Stephenie Meyer; the rest is mine! No copying allowed!


Prologue

"Please, dad! Let me go! I am as much of a warrior as my brothers! Why won't you let me help?" The girl pleaded with him, as he placed his beautiful green dagger in his boot.

"My dear... my beautiful daughter..." He started, caressing her forehead. "It's already too much for me to allow your brothers to go. I could never let you too. I want you to stay here with your mother! Take care of her! I don't want to leave her here alone, in case some escape. I believe in you, in your ability. I just don't want to have you in the battle front. I want to know that I did everything I could to keep you safe, to give you the chance of a future. There are so many good things waiting for you. And I want you to live them. If I could, I wouldn't let your brothers go either."

"Dad..." He grabbed both her hands and pressed them against his heart.

"I love you, my daughter. Never forget who you are! You are the most beautiful being I've ever seen, and believe me when I say I've seen a lot of the world, but we both know that the true beauty lies in your heart. I just wished this inutile war had not been started." It seemed like he was saying goodbye.

"Don't do this dad! Don't say goodbye! You and my brothers are going to come back to mom and to me. We are going to survive this fruitless war for power, and we're only going to come out stronger." It was hard to see who the girl was trying to convince: her father or herself.

"You know better than that, my dear. The vampires believe we want to take over their world. Their intention is to kill as many of us as they can and ensure that we won't take down their power."

"But we won't, dad! Why can't they just understand that we don't want their power?"

"Because their hunger for it is too great, and they see us as a possible threat. Vampires don't understand us; they don't understand the purpose of our life. They prefer to believe that we're like them: instinct driven, blood drinkers. They choose to give up their souls from the moment they stop trying to achieve a higher plane in their existence, the moment they start believing that they have no control over their instincts. Most of them don't even try, they just resign. They believe they are above everyone else, especially the Volturi brothers." The girl hugged her father hard, afraid to let go.

"I love you, dad! Mom and I will be waiting for you."

"I love you too, dear." He kissed his so beloved daughter's forehead and after a quick but loving kiss to his wife left the house, departing with his sons.

Three of them came directly at the girl. She could see in their eyes that they were enjoying the slaughter. They took pleasure in destroying her species; their red eyes were bright with excitement and strength.

One of them pushed her against the dining table, advancing toward her when she fell. He didn't know what was coming for him! With incredible agility, the girl reached for her boot and took out the dagger her dad had given her on her 17th birthday. The vampire caught sight of the shiny dark blue blade and smirked, probably thinking she wouldn't go far with it. He didn't know how wrong he was!

That dagger was not just a common dagger; during the making process it had been impregnated with a special liquid that was highly corrosive when in contact with vampires' skin, making impossible for their body parts to come together again.

As quickly as she could, she rendered her three opponents incapable; making use of everything she had learned with her brothers and father about close combat. She moved with precision and agility, eager to end the fight.

The girl felt a pang in her heart when the dagger slashed the vampires' bodies, as she cut them in pieces. Yes, even though they were heartless monsters that were threatening to kill her family and extinguish her species, she did not take any pleasure in killing them.

Suddenly, she remembered that her mom was in the house too. What if some of them had gone to her? Hurriedly, she made her way across the larger room of their house, heading for her parents' room.

The scene that presented before her eyes made her seethe in rage and cry in despair. Her mom was in the corner of the room with four vampires surrounding her, hovering over her frail body. Moving faster than ever, she let the blade cut their limbs, leaving them unable to react. As soon as they were out of her way, she ran to her mother, hopelessness filling her heart.

The frail woman laid on the ground, covered in blood that came out from several deep wounds, some of her bones were broken, and her breathing was coming out ragged and heavy. Only her beautiful face was untouched but twisted in pain. Her eyes were closed; her beautiful brown hair was covered in her own blood. The beating of her heart was too slow, so much slower than usual, and it seemed that it got even slower as the seconds ticked by. Her daughter rushed to her side, being careful not to jostle her.

"Mom!" She whispered, touching her forehead as fear sank in her heart.

"I... love... you... dear." She whispered.

"No... no... no... mom. Don't talk. You have to keep your strength." The girl said trying to ignore the awful wounds that marked her mother's body. She didn't want to think about that. Her mom would be fine! Outside, someone screamed for help but she couldn't bear to leave her mother's side. There had to be something she could do to help her.

She ran to the linen closet in the hallway to get some towels and went back to her. Kneeling beside her mother, the young woman made pressure on the deeper wounds, trying to stop the bleeding while making an effort not to hurt her even more. Each second that passed the women grew paler, life slowly leaving her body. She tried to raise her hand and reach for her daughter but she wasn't strong enough.

"Honey, stop!" She whispered, as her child did her best to stop the blood that seeped out of her body. "It's not... worth."

"No, mom! You're going to live! I know you are! You're strong, mom, I know!" Tears started falling from the young's eyes, and her body racked with sobs that she couldn't keep inside any longer. She wasn't going to give up on her mother! She couldn't die! She couldn't!

"Don't cry... dear. I love... you... a lot. You're... my perfect... little girl."

"Please, mom, don't stop fighting. Think about dad! This is going to kill him. He'll want to die too. He'll die with you!"

"I'm... sorry..." Two tears ran down her face, as she looked at her beloved daughter one more time before her heart thumped its last beat, and her eyes closed, never to open again. The girl pressed the wounds with more force, put her hands above her mom's heart and pressed trying to get it to beat again but it was too lateā€¦ she was gone.

"NO! NO! NO!" The girl leaned over her body and screamed like she had never screamed before. She just kept sobbing and screaming until her throat was sore and her knees hurt.

She didn't notice the hours go by, the sun setting and allowing the moon take its place, didn't pay any attention when Sayana, one of her mother's friends, rushed in and screamed and cried for her mother, didn't move when she tried to get her out. The girl just cuddled next to her mother, putting her head on her chest, ignoring the blood and how broken the body was. The girl just wanted to spend some more time next to her. She was still waiting for her mother to open her eyes and tell her everything was going to be fine.

She didn't, though. The girl didn't know how long she was like that. Her father was the only one who was able to pull her away from her mother's cold body. She still hadn't stopped crying and it only got worse when he pulled her to his arms. She tried to be relieved that he had survived but couldn't, maybe because she knew what was coming and it just made her cry harder and harder.

"My daughter." He choked, grabbing her closer, as he took in his wife's broken body. Tears streamed down both their faces.

The girl would never forget what she saw when she looked up at her father through her teary eyes. He wasn't living anymore; he had died in the exact same moment her mother's heart stopped beating. His eyes that had once been lively and bright were void and shallow. The knowledge that had once shone in them was gone for it could not save his wife now.

"Are you hurt, sweetheart?" He asked her in a hollow voice.

"I couldn't save her! They killed her! They killed her!" She sobbed.

"It's not your fault, honey! I know you did everything you could and I'm so proud of you." He hugged her harder, but she just couldn't stop crying. The grief in her heart weighed so much...

"You're going to follow her, aren't you?" She asked.

"I'm so sorry honey... but... I don't think... I can live without her." He managed to say. She knew this was coming. Why should his body remain on earth when his life and soul had already left with her mother?

"I know, dad!" She managed to say.

"It costs me so much to leave you here alone!" He sighed.

"Where are my brothers?" The girl asked suddenly, noticing that they weren't with them.

"I don't know, dear. I lost sight of them during the battle and couldn't find them afterwards."

"Are they dead?" She questioned, tears threatening to start streaming again.

"I don't know, darling." Her father answered gravely.

"I'll be fine, dad. I know you won't be happy without mom here." She tried to smile a little to reassure him but couldn't. How could she smile when she had lost her entire family in that stupid and pointless war?

"My dear daughter... please don't ever lose your strength to live. I'm sure there is someone out there for you, to love you; someone who will take care of you and make you happy. I have so much faith in you! The vampires have already done so much to us. They've destroyed our homes, our families and almost exterminated us. What worries me the most is that they'll get to you. I don't want you to live hidden and in fear but promise me you'll be careful. And don't ever give up what you believe in! I love you, baby girl."

"I love you too, dad! I'm going to miss you so much!" She cried.

"I'll always be with you, here. And your mother too." He said placing his hand above her heart. "Promise me you'll stay as far away as possible from those monsters! You can't trust any of them. I don't want you to get hurt. Just be happy!" She nodded and held onto him for a while longer. It would be the last time, and no matter how long she lived, this day would be forever etched in her memory.


What did you think? Another chapter will be up soon. Please leave a review! HUgs

Also, I'm going to participate in Breath-of-twilight's 2011 Holidays Countdown. It's a compilation of one shots written by several authors with a collab story in the end. The one shots are anonymous and the readers are dared to find out who wrote it. It sounds very promising so follow the link www . fanfiction . net/s/7348457/1/ and put it on alert. Let's see if you can identify mine... XD