I felt myself stop breathing. My brain was melting into a soft, bouncy ball of mush. To say that I was terrorized would be an understatement. I was just numb, I couldn't feel anything in my body except for the throbbing of unpleasant surprise.

Edward stared right back at me, his face revealing that he was just as unpleasantly surprised to see me here. His clear, green eyes stared into the center of my soul with a slight glare. His mouth was pressed into a thin line and his right hand was clenched the door knob.

"Edward! You're home!" Esme said gleefully, rushing towards him and pressing a loving kiss to his cheek.

We both looked away and the heated trance was broken. I let my hair fall on the sides of my faces as a frightened blush crept up to my neck and cheeks. I suddenly felt hot. It was too hot in this house. I felt like I was going to start melting at any second now, even though my hands were freezing.

"Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at practise." Edward replied. I flinched. Even his voice frightened me.

"You know the rule. If you're late, you have to do the dishes." Alice piped. I sank further into my sofa.

"Tonight's your turn. I did them last night." Edward replied to Alice and I glanced through the curtain of my hair to find Alice smirking up at a annoyed Edward.

"I had to do them when I was late coming home from the mall. you are not an exception to the rule."

"But, the coach made us run an extra mile and-" Edward's annoyed voice was cut short by Esme.

"You can continue your banter later on. We have guests over." Esme chided them.

Edward's eyes immediately snapped back to me and I was caught staring at him again. He shortly stared at me for a second, his face revealing no emotions. But, the way he held his mouth confirmed that he was not that happy about the situation. I looked down again.

I felt footsteps as he walked towards the stairs and I just about had a heart attack when his steps stopped right in front of me. However, I didn't have to worry because he hadn't stopped to talk to me.

"Chief Swan." Edward greeted Charlie. I covered within myself.

"Edward." Charlie replied gruffly. It was obvious that they weren't on the best terms.

I could only breathe when Edward left for his room, yelling out to Esme that he was going to go take a shower.

I could tell that this was going to be a long dinner and could only hope that I would be able to survive through it.

I was finally alone. Mind me, I was still trapped at the Cullen mansion but, alone indeed. Esme had asked Alice to help her set the table and Charlie had gone with Carlisle to his study to discuss things.

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The half hour we had been here was possibly the most awkward and frightening time of my life. Carlisle had got home and we had all sat down, minus Edward, and made small talk. Well, they did while I just sat there like a skeleton. They asked me question, I gave them short, clipped responses. Eventually they stopped asking and talked among themselves.

Alice had continued to talk to me but, she didn't need to have me respond. She talked and I listened. I didn't feel too awkward around her though, I had learned to be around her. She still scared me though, and I still didn't trust her.

The whole time that they were talking, my mind was only on one thing. Edward. I was dreading the moment when he would make his presence known and come down the stairs to join us. I knew that he would have to for dinner and that thought terrified me. I did not know how the hell I was going to be able to spend an hour eating dinner when he sat right next to me, glaring me to my death.

Thankfully, he was still upstairs and I wished that he would never come down. A girl could hope. I had finally figured out that he was indeed, Alice's brother. I don't know how I could have missed that fact. They both had the same startling green eyes. If I had known that he was going to be here, I would have never in a million years agreed to this. I was an idiot.

I sighed slowly. I had come to Forks to live an isolated, quiet life and the Cullen sibling were really making it hard for me. Alice refused to leave me alone and acted like she loved me and my nonexistent company. Her brother on the other hand, hated my guts and seemed to want to murder me in a slow and tortures way. I had no idea what I had done to either of them to receive this treatment-

I stopped. My ears, sharpened by my past life, picked up the slightest sound of soft footsteps. I immediately tensed and without thinking, or processing anything in my brain, I reacted on my gut. I did the only thing that I was good, defending myself.

I flipped around in a second and all I saw was red and my want for survival. I brought my hand up and watched in a daze as my fists connected with the culprits face.

"FUCK!" The culprit screamed. I jumped.


My hands froze mid-air and my eyes widened. My horror struck eyes stared back at a familiar boy, his neck awkwardly bent and blood pouring out of his nose.

I couldn't breath. What had I done. What had I done? If I could, I would've ran out of this wretched out right this second but, my body was frozen with terror. My heart thumped in my chest and I felt blood rush to my head.

"I-I'm so sorry. I-I j-just. Oh god. I thought. I thought-" The words tumbled through my mouth. I immediately rushed towards him, my hands trembling. I tried to do something, but he slapped my hand away.

"Don't you dare. Get the fuck away from me." Edward moaned and yelled at the same time and tilted his head back and pinched the bridge of his nose.

I watched with terrorized eyes as blood dripped down his chin. It was everywhere. Around his mouth, on his cheek, even some in his hair. my eyes followed the drops and there, on the floor, lay a huge puddle of red, warm blood. My feet trembled beneath me.

The last thing I saw was a murderous Edward screaming obscenities at me and the world. Then everything turned black.

Hi... I'm still alive. I could spend an hour telling you how sorry I am and all my excuses but, I decided not too. I've tried so hard to finish this chapter in the last couple of months but, I really had no motivation. I promise to TRY harder and update more often. School sucks.

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