A/N: Ok, it's been awhile since I've posted anything at all. I'm so sorry everyone! This is a Peterella (Peter/Bella) story. There are so few of these out there that I feel obligated to write one. Plus, it's one of my favorite pairings out there. It is rated M so if you don't like that, or if you are under the legal age to view rated M material in your area, please stop now. The story WILL match the rating.
Disclaimer: I do NOT own Twilight or any recognizable characters from the story. I just use them to my advantage and make them play with other characters in ways that Stephanie Meyer would never do.
Summary: Peter goes to the Cullen family for a visit and realizes that Bella is his mate. She feels the instant pull as well but Edward tells her she is not allowed to have any contact with him. What will happen during their fight for love? Will it be a full war between Peter and Bella and the Cullen family? Or will some of the Cullens change sides to help them?
Chapter 1: Instant Attraction
I got back in my Titan after gassing her up and put her in gear. I haven't seen my brother, Jasper, in many years and decided to go have a visit. I may have to become a 'vegetarian' for the duration of my stay but it'll be worth it to see Jazz again. Damn, I miss that bastard.
After a couple of hours in the truck, I pull up at the Cullen's home in Forks, Washington. I have no clue why anyone would want to live in this dreary town but, if you're hell-bent on being a domesticated vampire, it's the perfect place to live I guess. Limited sunlight, ample wildlife, small population...if I was going to set up a permanent residence, this would be one of the areas that I would consider.
The front door opened by the time I reached the front steps, revealing Carlisle and Esme. I smiled and gave them both a hug in greeting. I hadn't seen them in ages either and, while we weren't close, I still enjoyed their company. Esme is like the mother I never had and I loved having conversations with Carlisle about the changes in the world.
"Jasper is with the rest of the kids in school dear. They'll be home in about an hour or so. Just so you know, Edward has found his mate in a human girl named Bella. If that makes you uncomfortable, we can tell him not to bring her by for the next few days," said Esme, though her eyes were sad with the thought of not seeing her future daughter for a while. This human girl must mean something great to all of them; I'll have to hunt much more often if I'm going to be constantly exposed to human scent.
"No, darlin', I don't mind being near a human, it will be no discomfort for me at all. I am a guest in your home; I don't want to disturb your normal routine. If Bella is a constant in your lives and home, then please, by all means, allow her to continue to come over. Don't let my presence disrupt your daily lives."
Esme showed me to my usual room and left, allowing me to shower and change after my trip. I thanked whatever deity may be out there for that, knowing that Charlotte would never have done the same, the hovering harlot. You'd think I'd never learned to shower as a human the way she acted.
I must have stayed in the shower longer than I realized because I heard Jasper bust through the front door yelling, asking Esme where I was. I chuckled to myself and called out to let me dress before he busted in on me.
I didn't realize it but I was incredibly lucky in that moment. Being fresh from my shower, I didn't notice the absolutely amazing smell wafting off Edward as he flew past my room. If I had noticed it in that moment, it would have been the literal death of me. If I had smelled the pure, sweet scent of strawberries and cream that lingered on his clothing, I, Peter Matthew Smith-Whitlock, swear that I would have hunt down the innocent Isabella Marie Swan in that very moment and drained her dry. Fortunately for her and I both, I didn't catch her scent in that moment.
It was such a struggle to get through school today. I'd been trying to tell Edward that it was over for months, but he didn't want to hear it and continued to act as though we were still together. I kept up the act as well, not for his sake but for the safety and lives of my family and myself. I hated thinking about his threat and, of course, that was all I could think about.
Edward, Alice and I returned from Italy and Edward asked for a few moments to speak with me. Alice obliged and ran home, giving us the privacy Edward desired. How I wish she had seen what was about to happen, that it wasn't such a split-second decision.
Edward moved in to kiss me and I turned my head, causing his lips to fall on my cheek instead. He looked at me questioningly and voiced his concern. "Bella, what's wrong? I'm alive; I'm here to be with you, I promise, I swear that I will never leave you again. I now know that I cannot live without you, my life force. I will even allow you to be changed, my love. Please, tell me what's wrong."
I sighed and smiled softly, as if to help calm him before I replied. "Edward, I've had some time to think while you were away. Yes, I came with Alice to save you, but that's because I don't want to see anything bad happen to you nor do I want to see the family upset because something happened to you because you hurt yourself over me. I love you, Edward, I really do, but I realized that I'm not in love with you. I don't need you like I thought I did, I can live without you and be happy. I can live my own life, make my own decisions, take care of myself, and do all of the things you insist on doing for me. I still want to become a vampire, and I still want to be a part of the family, I just don't want to do it WITH you. I'm sorry."
He looked at me for approximately ten seconds, then laughed. I'm not talking a slight giggle, he laughed a full, gut-wrenching, belly aching laugh. When he finished, he looked at me and caressed my cheek. "Did Emmett put you up to this as a joke? That's pretty good; you must have practiced a lot, I actually thought you were serious for a few moments."
I shook my head and looked him square in the eyes. "Edward, I'm sorry, but this is not a joke. I am absolutely serious. I am not in love with you."
He looked back into my eyes and I saw the last flicker of the Edward that I used to know before his eyes turned hard and his face set into a stone-like scowl. "I know you're not joking, Isabella, and neither am I. You had better keep up the front of being in love with me or not only will I kill you, but I will kill your family as well. I will NOT be alone again. And, as crazy as it sounds, I do love you. Or, rather, I love the fact that I can't HEAR you and that you play the submissive one. Keep up the act or you, your mother, Phil, Charlie, Sue…they're all dead."
I sighed as I got out of my truck and went in my house to shower before going to his house. For some reason Alice wanted me to look extra nice when I went over for the weekend. I have no clue as to what that pixie is up to but I hope it's good and not another shopping trip; I have more clothing than I'll ever wear in my God-given life.
I take the stairs two at a time and take a long, hot shower, making sure to shave what needed to be shaven and washing everything. Afterwards, I took my time getting ready. I pulled my hair into two French braids and used a tad of my favorite freesia lotion (everyone thinks I like strawberries but I prefer freesia). I put on a light dusting of makeup and pulled on my forest green leggings, chocolate brown peasant dress, and chocolate brown Uggs. Grabbing my school and travel bags, I jumped into my truck and headed to the Cullen house. 'Maybe Alice will keep me occupied most of the weekend with her plans', I mused.
Little did I know that, as soon as I walked past the mysterious (yet undeniably sexy) truck in the Cullen driveway I would be changed forever; the scent alone that was wafting off of and around that Titan would make me breathless and dizzy with needing to be around the owner. I wouldn't understand it at first but I would understand it as soon as he ran out of the front door to keep me from falling.
No, as I was praying for Alice to keep me busy and away from Edward, I had no clue as to exactly who I was going to meet this weekend. Alice knew though, and thank whatever deity there was out there for giving her the gift of 'sight' so that she could warn him about me before I got there so he wouldn't be too overwhelmed by me.
A/N: Thanks for reading! The first chapter is slow with minimal dialogue, I know. From now on, I will be putting all A/Ns, disclaimers, and everything else down here at the bottom so that you can dive right into the story.