Summary: After New Moon: With the help of therapy and karate Bella is well on her way of getting over the Cullen's betrayal. Yet all is not peaceful. Taken and turned against her will three years later Bella must discover herself all over again. With a heartbeat, tendency to light things on fire and permanent need to drink human blood she will need the help of her mysterious amber eyed savior all the way.
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, Stephanie Meyer does and no copyright infringement is intended.
Prologue: A Howl in the Distance
I'm looking for a place Isn't anyone trying to find me?
I'm searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
'Cause nothing's going right
And everything's a mess
And no one likes to be alone
Won't somebody come take me home
It's a damn cold night
Trying to figure out this life
Won't you take me by the hand
Take me somewhere new
I don't know who you are
But I... I'm with you
I'm with you
Isn't anyone trying to find me?
Avril Lavigne lyrics – I'm with you
She was lost.
The snow fell in small patches, its ethereal appearance making the deep sated crimson glow ominously in the Alaskan wilderness.
Blood – her blood.
The metallic smell confused her – the sweet ambrosia of it causing her throat to tingle and burn. 'Almost mouthwatering' the brunette thought sluggishly. She barely noticed the tattered clothing hanging loosely on her body, or the all-encompassing heat that seemed to surround her body like the omnipresent darkness of the sky. The heat felt good – a comfort in this sea of confusion.
'Where am I?" Starring at the miles of endless snow didn't answer her question. The night seemed to stretch on forever. Stars gleamed grandiose in the sky.
'Who am I?" Flush red skin greeted her inquisition. Running nimble fingers through matted brown hair didn't offer a hint either.
Looking at the crimson stain yet again, the young woman deliberated, trying to force evading memories. There was something familiar, the smell of green forest, the whoosh of the snow riding in the winds.
Something known – something there…just where?
Breathing deeply brought with it the influx of cinnamon, vanilla and freesia. Her scent.
Clutching her nose fiercely as smell after smell continued to pound against her forehead, the student staggered to her feet. Wild pine, frozen earth, the musky smell of a lone wolf somewhere in the distance.
She had to move – get away from the swirling emotions, potent smells. Too much. Everything was too much.
The snow seemed to move faster as she ran, creating a whirlwind of white globs in the dark night. The speed felt unfamiliar yet memorable at the same time.
Night…night…something had happened to her in the night- last night perhaps? The sense of time seemed fantastical in this never ending snowstorm.
A flash of a building invaded her mind. Its tall peaks seemed to stretch on forever. A school perhaps?
'Yes a campus!' The brunette realized, halting movement as memories flooded her psyche.
Flashes of a red haired woman – a monster? Pain – burning fire. Then relief, cold snow…yet something else was missing.
The brunette clutched her head in agony as more memories flowed. Saying goodbye to her mother and father as she left for college, her roommate and ex-girlfriend Christine, classes.
The temperature seemed to drop as the flushed and heated body fell to her knees, watching as her entire life was laid in front of her. She barely noticed as her skin flushed red, instantly melting the small patches of ice as it fell. Tension rang high in the air, a nervous anticipation.
A heart beats – faster, speeding up, pounding against rock hard ribs.
"What's happening?" Screaming in confusion and fear, the brunette grounded her head in the snow, lost in her own mind as small swirls of liquid fire started to radiate around her.
"Bella, my name is Bella!" Raising her head from the sudden puddle of water coating the ground, the brunette clutched the muddy earth deliriously "And I'm a vampire"
The realization brought with it a flash of pure anger, spilling her already precarious emotions over the edge. With a roar of pure rage Bella felt something leave her body before she fell headfirst into the melted snow – unconscious.
Off in the distance a trio of fast moving bodies halted as they heard a sudden howl of pure anger. Golden eyes locked with each other for a brief moment before they sped up towards the disturbance.
An owl hooted in the distance, its mournful cry drowned out by howling winds and screaming snows.
A/N Don't worry this is just the prologue and many longer chapters to come! Tell me what you think. Critiques are welcome and I will update weekly. Chapter one might come a bit early though. Make note that chapter one will start at the present time- which is three years earlier than the prologue. But there will be a time skip in this story, so don't worry, you will find out what is happening soon.