Hello readers! I'm so very sorry that you've had to wait this long. I had every intention on updating sooner and then my laptop crashed. So I was very put out about it because I lost some chapters, but I have to admit that I like the way this chapter turned out. It is definitely better than what I had before. So I guess it happened for a reason right? Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone who left reviews. I can't tell you how much reviews mean to me. They truly are encouraging and they keep me motivated to write more. I'll definitely be posting again soon because you guys deserve it and it's the only way I know how to make it up to you. I won't keep you any longer, so please enjoy the chapter :)
Disclaimer: Don't own Twilight! It belongs to Stephanie Meyer.
After much reassurance from Bella that whatever was outside was probably just an animal, I finally got up from the floor and walked over to the window. I made sure the window was locked and closed the curtains just to be safe.
"Are you sure you're going to be alright?" Bella asked from the doorway, noticing my nervous state.
"I'll be fine. Dad is right I do watch too many horror movies. I just freaked out because that was so Amityville Horror."
"Yeah, next thing you know there's going to be black ooze in the toilets and the house is going tell you to get out." Bella teased.
"It wouldn't need to tell me twice." I joked.
Bella laughed. "Goodnight Anna."
When I woke up the next morning, it was nearly ten thirty and I felt completely rested. No nightmares, no creepy red eyes, just a dreamless sleep. I pushed the covers back and swung my legs over the edge of the bed. Pushing myself off the bed, I headed towards the bathroom and did my morning routine.
After finishing up in the bathroom, I got dressed in my usual attire of shorts and a tank top. Before I left the room, my eyes went directly to the window. The sun was peeping through the curtains. I sighed as I walked over and opened the curtains, letting the sunlight brighten up the room and headed downstairs.
"Good morning Bells!" I greeted as I entered the kitchen.
"Morning!" Bella replied before taking a bite of cereal.
I grabbed a bowl from the cupboard along with a spoon from the drawer and took a seat next to Bella.
"Sleep well?" Bella asked as I poured myself some cereal.
"I slept like a rock, how about you?"
"Surprisingly I did."
"Good." I smiled.
Charlie had told me that she had been having nightmares for the four months that she didn't communicate with me. I could only assume what the nightmares were about.
Finishing up with our breakfast, I grabbed both of our bowls and rinsed them out in the sink before placing them in the dishwasher.
"I suppose I should go unpack now." I sighed.
"I'll help!" Bella offered, obviously not having anything better to do.
Stepping into the foyer, I grabbed my carry on and one of the suitcases, while Bella grabbed the other. We lugged them up the stairs and into my room where we set them down on the bed.
Once we got everything sorted out, Bella began to laugh.
"What's so funny?"
"You definitely need to go shopping for clothes."
I stuck my tongue out at her. "Give me a break! It doesn't get nearly as cold in Florida."
"Why don't we go to Port Angeles today? Then we can be home just in time to start making dinner for dad." Bella suggested.
"Sounds like fun to me. Let's go!" I started walking out the door.
"Wait a minute! What's this?" Bella pointed at one of my suitcases.
"Oh that! That is a huge pain in the ass." I explained as Bella picked it up.
"She did! Most sixteen year olds get a car for their birthday, I got a scrapbook. Can we go now?"
"Alright, alright!" Bella put the square object back into my suitcase, while I grabbed my wallet.
Four hours later, we both walked into the house with our hands full of shopping bags. I had gotten a decent amount of clothes appropriate for the cold weather. We dropped them off upstairs in my room and I collapsed on my bed.
"Boy am I tired!"
"We still have enough time before we have to start dinner." Bella stated.
"Perfect! Mind if I take a little nap?"
"Not at all, I've got some homework to do anyway. Sweet dreams!" Bella left, closing the door behind her.
I slipped my tennis shoes off and made myself more comfortable on the bed. It wasn't long before I fell asleep.
I was running. I don't know what or who I was running from, but I knew my life was on the line. My footsteps echoed off of the marble floors of the endless corridor I was running down. My breath was rapid and my chest was beginning to burn the further I ran. Then I saw it, a door! A door at the end of the corridor! I nearly plowed into the door when I reached it and twisted the knob, opening the door and quickly shutting it behind me. I was disappointed that it was only a bedroom, but ran over to the windows to see if I could escape. The windows wouldn't open and this room was a few floors up that it would've been pointless to jump.
Hide! My mind screamed at me.
I looked at the bed thinking it would be too obvious to hide under it. Under the desk, no, behind the curtains, no…
I opened the small door that was located next to the bathroom. It was a linen closet and it was just big enough for me to hide in. I left the door cracked open just a smidge and waited for my pursuer. I focused on calming my breath, taking deep breaths to try and quiet it faster. I heard the door open and immediately covered my mouth with my hands. I peeked from the crack of the door and nearly let out a gasp. It was the man from before. His skin stood out in the darkness and his red eyes were almost glowing.
"I know you're in here." He taunted, closing the door behind him.
He sauntered over to the bed, getting onto his knees and looked under it.
HA, I knew that hiding under there would've been a bad idea!
He slowly stood up and walked over to the left, leaving my view. I heard the curtains nearly get ripped off of the curtain rod and could imagine the irritated look on his face.
Then it got deathly quiet. I frantically searched for him, but he was nowhere in my sight.
SHIT! Where did you go?
I shrieked as the crack in the door darkened and a glowing red eye peeked in.
I screamed again, knowing that this wasn't going to end well.
"Anna, Anna, wake up!" I felt two hands shaking me by the shoulders.
My eyes opened wide to see Bella leaning over me with a look of concern on her face. I was breathing hard and my forehead was dampened with sweat.
"You scared me to death, you were screaming in your sleep!"
"I-I'm sorry." That was all I could manage to say.
"Are you okay?"
I nodded. "I am now. It was just a nightmare, I'll be fine."
"Okay, why don't you come downstairs and help me with dinner. That will get your mind off of it."
"Go ahead, I'll be right down."
Bella hesitantly left and I sat up slowly, rubbing the sweat off with the back of my hand. Then something caught my eye at the end of my bed. My tennis shoes were on.
Didn't I take those off before I went to sleep?
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