Power. Love. Peace. War.
“Bella! Your awake!” Edward yelled, pulling me into a embrace. I blinked a few times.
“I'm a vampire?” I asked, looking into his eyes.
“I'm so sorry.”
“It's not your fault, Bella.”
“Am I thirsty?”
“Your eyes are nothing but red.”
“Then we have to-”
“But if I don't return- what is Charlie going to think?”
“Don't worry, we have a plan, love.”
“What is it?”
“This is going to sound utterly weird, but we're going to blow up the house and move.”
“Blow up the house?”
“Why!? I can't let you do that. This is your- your home.
“Bella- we need to find a new home now that you are- one of us.”
“What about the wedding?”
“We can still do it- just not actually have everyone there.”
“I bet Alice is devastated.”
“Why would she be-”
“She can't have the huge wedding.”
“Bella. Stop trying to please everyone else.”
The tone of his voice hurt. It cut me, but maybe that's just because I'm sensitive right now. I wasn't really trying to please everyone else that time. I was just thinking aloud. I cleared my throat. I nodded, “What time is it?”
“I would say I' tired, but, I- uh, guess I'm not.”
“Your just thirsty.”
“Then let's just go.”
I pulled off the bed, and stomped to the door. I wrenched it open and waltzed out. Emmett and Rosalie were waiting at the edge of the stairs. Rosalie instantly pulled my into her arms. “Bella! How are you?” She asked. I stared into space. “Thirsty.” I muttered. “Of course you are.” Your always going to be thirsty Bella, just get used to it. I shook my head and turned to Edward, did I just use his power? I can't have the same power as Edward. No I can't- I slowly turned to Edward. I can't believe I'm stupid enough to leave Bella alone with Jane and Aro. This is all my fault! If I didn't leave her, she would still be human. Still blushing, her heart-beating...
“Will you stop blaming yourself, Edward?”
“What I never said anything.”
“I know you didn't! You thought it.”
“Bella you can read minds?”
“I don't know.”
“Someone go get the others.” Edward ordered, and Emmett bolted away. In a matter of milliseconds,
Alice, Jasper, Esme and Carlislie were in front of me. I looked down, thought my eyes quickly went blank., as did Alice's.
Tanya is in the woods. She is coming back. We have an hour.
I shook my head.
“Alice!? What did you see?”
I replied for her, “Tanya is in the woods. She's coming here. We have an hour.”
Carlislie stared at me. “What did you see Alice?”
“The same thing Bella said.” Alice blinked a few times. “You stole my power.”
“I don't believe she stole it, Alice. But she definitely found her own.”
“Which is what?” I questioned, I wanted to know. I didn't want to be some freaky mix of vampires. The tension was rising, so I forced everyone to calm down. I took Jasper's power!? What was going on. “What is her power, dear?” Esme asked, when she noticed what I did. Jasper was glaring at me, but not angrily, intrigued. Everyone turned to Carlislie.
“Well, I believe that Bella can take the power of vampires around her. Bella, what am I thinking?” Carlislie asked, still calm. Yes. You can read my mind, Bella. Try reading Esme's. I looked over to Esme, and sighed. This is interesting. Bella has a lovely power. I wish I could have a power such as this.
“What was I thinking?”
“You thought, “Yes. You can read my mind, Bella, try reading Esme's.” And then Esme wished she had my power.” Actually, she could have it, I wasn't interested.
“Very good, Bella. Now, I want you to see the future.”
I looked over to Alice, I was a test dummy, I was the vampire with all the powers. Great. This is ridiculous! Tanya is running through the woods faster. About half-an-hour. She knows Bella is a vampire somehow. “Tanya knows I'm a vampire. She's moving faster then she was, about half-an-hour.” Alice nodded in agreement. “Exactly what I saw.”
“Try Jasper's power. Make us all calm.” I was actually unaware that they had tensed up again. I closed my eyes and pictured them all calm again, when I reopened my eyes. They were smiling, calm, relaxed.
“So what exactly is my power?”
“You can steal, well, more like barrow, the powers of the vampires around you. So when Tanya gets here, I want you to try her power.” Ugh. Her power disgusts me. I glanced at Edward, and I looked stressed, he gave me a reassuring smile. Although, Bella will make Tanya's power adorable.
“What is her power?” I asked, crossing my arms.
“She can manipulate people into doing things they don't want to do. Pretty much mind control.”
I groaned. “As for now, Bella...” Carlislie began, “I want you to relax.”
Speeding up, 15 minutes. I heard from Edward's mind. I must say, that reading his mind was perfectly fine, even thought I know he didn't want me too, It's not my fault, right? Bella. Stop reading my mind.
“I can't help it.”
“I know, love.” He gave me a troubled, yet apologetic smile.
“I know you hate it.”
“It's not your fault.”
I love you Bella.
“I love you too, Edward, and I'm sorry I wasn't more careful.”
“Bella. I left you alone.”
“Yes. But If you don't leave, you would've been inflicted.”
“Alice could've seen it coming, and she would've warned me.”
“I- I never thought of that.”
“I'm not surprised.” He paused. “That came out wrong.”
“It's okay.. I know what you meant.” I sighed and began to walk back down the stairs. “We should relax.” I whispered.
“In the house while we still have it.”
“I still don't think you should blow up your house.”
“We'll get a better one, Bella.”
“Like that's possible.”
“It is. Trust me okay, we know what we're doing.”
I leaned up to give him a kiss, but three soft rasps landed on the door.
“She has the nerve to come back.” Edward hissed.
“She's going to get her butt kicked.” I mumbled, heading towards the door.
“No, Bella, your a newborn, you'd die in a matter of seconds.”
I wenched open the door, and she stood in front of me.
Eyes wild. Mouth agape. Hair pulled back. And Expression troubled.
“So we meet again, Tanya.”