Arching Light: Electricity

by Mana Tatsumiya

Rating: T (to possibly M eventually)

Pairing: Bella/Kate Denali

Summary: New Moon AU. Bella, turned into a vampire forcibly by Victoria, is chased out of Forks by the pack and wanders helpless, desperate and terrified until a beautiful stranger walks into her life and turns it upside down.

Notes: Vampire mating works much the same as imprinting in this universe. I am also not a huge fan of Edward, but I will attempt to do his character justice when he appears later in this particular tale. Please leave reviews.

Prologue

My throat burned.

That was an understatement, really, but it was the first thing I noticed as my eyes opened. The last thing I remembered was seeing a sneer on the face of a beautiful redhead just before she leaned forward and sunk her perfect teeth into my throat. I had expected to die at that moment as the agony of her venom washed through me, but it hadn't happened. Instead, I burned for what seemed like an eternity, and now I was awake. My memories were fuzzy, like I was attempting to look at them through a veil of sorts. The ground was moist beneath my body, and the shimmering luminesence of the sunlight of my skin distracted me. Though it occurred to me my clothes were wet it wasn't bothersome in the least. That should've let me know that I was...changed, but I was too focused on where I was and what I was doing there.

All I really knew was one thing.

My name was, or is Bella Swan.

It was then I smelled it. Old and musty, like wet dog, but more than one. Coming closer and closer, and fast. My eyes narrowed for a moment, but somehow I instinctively knew I wouldn't be able to win a fight with what was coming, so I did the only thing I could. I ran. The sound of running feet and the excited growls of animals followed me as I ran as fast as I could, finally leaping up and taking to the trees as effortlessly as if I were breathing. The faster I was, the faster they were, and though I was afraid and my throat burned like fire I knew I couldn't stop even for a moment. I had to get somewhere safe, away from whatever was chasing me. As I broke through the trees, I turned instinctively to the north. They would have to stop chasing me sometime.

And so I ran. Ran north, and though I didn't know it at the time, ran towards my destiny.

Prologue end-yes, it's short, but chapter one is standing at 3k words right now and I'm still working on it. I had to split up this part to make it a bit easier for myself! Ch 1 will be up tuesday!