Twilight Child, Chapter 1 - Only Me

May 26, 2010
By WinterMoon GOLD, Waynesburg, Kentucky
WinterMoon GOLD, Waynesburg, Kentucky
17 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is hard, but it could be harder
Suicide is for people who are too weak for the real world.
Those who dance are thought to be crazy by those who don’t hear the music.
People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.
What you feed your mind is what it gives back to you!
Be conscious of your subconscious mind. It’s the storage area for all the things you don’t pay attention to. It will eventually yield and even take over your conscious mind.
Life is all about challenges. To become an over comer, you don’t have to allow obstacles to become an impediment, but rather a stepping stone to your goals.
I have failed over and over in my life and that is why I succeed.
Imitation is Limitation.
Life is like a novel with the end ripped out.
Life is like a game of baseball
You’ll never know if you make the home run
UNLESS YOU SWING
Life is about creating yourself, not finding yourself!
There could be many options in your life, but before this life you had no option. So live with it
Life is like a dream. There’s good times and there’s nightmares. Life will only last so long, but your dreams will go on forever.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain..!”
“Enjoy what you can, endure what you must”
Love never ends, but life does.
Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out
Love is like a rainbow: the more you see it, the more you realize what a miracle it really is.
Life is about falling – Living is about getting backup.
never have regrets, because at one point everything you did in life was exactly what you wanted
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Dreams are like stars…one blows up and another one gets brighter
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.
God, if I can’t have what I want, let me want what I have.
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.


Disclaimer

Just to make things clear…this is a disclaimer! None of this is all my doing, but most of the plot is. I got the characters from Stephenie Meyer, and a little of the plot, too. So yeah, basically everything but the plot/story line is Stephenie Meyer’s, not mine. But I am not going to let Stephenie Meyer take credit for what I worked hard to think up! If it was her original idea then I give her full credit, but what’s mine is mine. She wouldn’t like me taking credit for what she came up with, and I feel the same way. The only thing that is the same about my series and hers is the characters and setting.
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“Oh yeah?! What makes you assume that moving to Washington is going to help me fit in? I can’t fit in! I’m not normal! I’m not some easy going human, not in the least! Why can’t you just let me be, and leave the subject of my social life alone?!” I screeched from the inside of my new bedroom to the other side of the door where Renee was waiting for me to open the door. Well, tough luck Renee!
I was so irate that I had been seeing red for the past three hours. Nothing Renee could say would calm me down now, and Charlie knew better than to get in my path when I was this beside myself. He was the smarter of my adoptive parents. I didn’t intend to get this upset, but how could I not? Renee always found a way to convince Charlie to move yet again every six months or so, with hopes that I’ll make friends and become the social butterfly she has always dreamed I would be. Well, tough luck again Renee!
The truth of the matter was that I had never been enough for Renee, no matter how much I tried to please her. I knew why; I wasn’t her own daughter. I was just some little girl who had nowhere to go when Renee’s sister showed up on her doorstep in the middle of the night, practically begging Renee to take me in. It was Charlie who saved me from god- knows- what in the end. Being vampires Renee and Charlie had never been able to have children of their own, and even though Charlie had to practically beg too, he was able to convince Renee into keeping me. Charlie saw something in my eyes that Renee couldn’t see that night, something that he would hate to give up. He told Renee that they could use me to replacement what they should have had, just wanting to keep me that badly.
Charlie had never felt like he was cheated out of parenthood as Renee always was. He just truly felt lucky to have me. Charlie always sees the good things in me, things that I couldn’t even see. Thinking of Charlie had me eavesdropping on his mind downstairs, cowering in the laundry room. Why did I let her convince me to move? I told myself that this would happen, didn’t I? Bells really doesn’t deserve this, it is probably doing more harm than good. Bella isn’t a normal kid, she never will be. What Bella is, is what makes her so special, even if Renee won’t see it as I do.
Hearing Charlie think such nice things about me had my eyes filling with tears that instantly melted away my anger. He always knew just what to think, even if it was not planned out. Charlie had never been good with telling his feelings, but his thoughts always let me know. I suppose Renee had me in her best interest when she decided to move, but I only knew that from her thoughts. Why can’t she just be thankful? I bet my daughter or son would thrive in social life, if they took after me that is. But not Bella, she has to be difficult. I guess she is better than nothing is though.
Better than nothing?! If she thinks I am “better than nothing”, I’ll show her what it will be like to have nothing. Maybe when I come back, if I come back, she’ll think twice before thinking I’m better than nothing is. She’ll probably be so lonely without another girl around to talk to, she’ll start to say that I’m her everything! I doubt that last part, but I’m sure that she’ll get lonely quick. I wasn’t going to waste my time on her by writing a note; she probably wouldn’t even care if I actually do run away. There’s a thought.
I pushed my back off the door and ran straight for the nearest exit. Making myself silent, so neither Renee nor Charlie came up to check on me, I slipped the window open easily and jumped onto the balcony. The view of the forest surrounding the west side of the house was just what I wanted to see, nothing could make me happier than this moment.
I launched myself over the edge of the balcony. It felt good to fall, not worrying about anything else, to just fall and enjoy it. I quietly let my feet hit the cold ground beneath me, and I stopped for a moment to see if Renee and Charlie were suspicious.
From Renee I heard, Oh well. I can always start a batch of laundry tomorrow if need be, hopefully it won’t. what should I do tomorrow while Charlie is at work, and Bella is at school? Maybe check out that new renovations store, this house could use a little of my touch! Yes, she at least was completely distracted. I had almost totally forgot that tonight would be Charlie’s first night at Forks hospital. He was extremely anxious and excited, I would have to wish him luck sometime tonight- if I’m back before he leaves in a couple hours, he preferred the night shift.
Being a vampire, Charlie was hesitant to peruse a career in the medical field. Medicine had always been Charlie’s passion, the one thing he never grew tired of. After much encouragement, I had been the one to convince him to follow his heart. Renee had been interested in nursing while she was human, but not enough to willingly risk the lives of others to make herself happy. Becoming a vampire had pretty much been the end of life for Renee, but she always managed to find little distractions to occupy her time.
I decided then that I’d only go out for and hour, I did have to get some sleep if I didn’t want to look like a zombie tomorrow. I didn’t want to rumors to start within the first day, or we would have to move for sure then. I was about to take off when I remembered that I still needed to look in on Charlie’s thoughts. What should I wear for my first day on the job? I sound like a woman! Ahh..? Which slacks? Black, gray, or beige? Where is Renee when I need her? He was right; He did sound like a woman.
Once I had enough information to confirm that Renee and Charlie were clueless, I ran threw the rather large field that would lead me to the forest. The field was filled with nothing more than dead grass and dirt layered in frost, but it was beautiful all the same. I could just imagine the array of colors that would bloom in this very place come summer time; it must be quite a sight.
The only thing that could possibly be more enchanting than the field was the forest. Unlike the field, the forest had trees. Trees that were leafless, but stood tall and proud anyway. The ground was hard and cold; the air would sting my face as it whipped past me if I could feel it. I took in everything that I ran past. One would think that no one running at such and impossibly fast speed could absorb anything, but it was all so beautiful that I couldn’t afford not to. For as long as I can remember-which is three hundred twenty two years- I has never seen a more beautiful forest.
After of only moments of running threw the magical scenery I was hit with possibly the foulest smell I would ever come across. It hit me like a brick wall, and I fell to the ground as if I had just collided with one. It had knocked the very breath out of me, causing me to inhale even more of the stench with each heavy breath I gasped for.
I had never personally come across this particular odor myself, but I had been told at least a million times what it would smell like.
“It will be the most foul smell you’ve ever smelt; It will burn your nostrils as if you were breathing in an open flame; You’ll want to retreat away from this smell as quickly as you regain your sight, for it is no other than the scent of a vampire.” My great, great, great grandmother told me that tale several times of her first lone encounter with a vampire. Well, she never saw a vampire with her own eyes, but you would think it had tried to kill her with the way she speaks of that day.
I continued to gasp for air and blink wildly from my spot on the ground. I couldn’t smell anything but that wretched odor, and I was blinded on top of it. I tried to slow my breathing at least long enough to see. After several failed attempts, I was finally calm enough and all too slowly began to get my sense of sight back. My vision was blurred at first, but got stronger as I grew accustomed to the smell that had me pinned to the ground.
I looked around me as I slowly got to my feet, only to nearly fall flat on my back when I saw what was not even a full eight feet in front of me. His back was pinned to the nearest tree, not breathing and not moving; only scrutinizing my every movement. He had naturally tasseled reddish-brown hair, and the palest skin tone I had ever seen; I had never belied another could be as pale as myself, but I stood corrected. We both just stood there frozen, searching the others eyes wildly. His eyes where coal black, his features perfect if I ever saw it. I didn’t have to be the teacher of Black Magic to know I was standing face to face with a vampire.


The author's comments:
I wanted Bella to be something amazing, something better than any vampire or werewolf/shape shifter could ever be; I wanted her to be able to protect herself so that Edward wouldn’t be hanging around for the wrong reasons, I wanted her to be able to hold her own in a fight against Victoria or Laurent. So that is what she is. She is stronger, faster, and her senses are more powerful than a vampire or werewolf; So Bella has no need of a protector, no matter how beautiful he is. Bella has many gifts, one of them being that she can tap into other people’s gifts and use them without the donor even noticing that they are donating anything- talk about subtle! Bella has a special connection to Alice in this series, having something to do with Bella dreaming of the future. I have just always loved Alice and Bella so much, and in The Twilight Saga the two of them where best friends, but I wanted then to have something in common, something that would make their bond even closer. What might that be? What does it mean? What does it all mean?

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Erudite GOLD said...
on Jul. 9 2010 at 3:13 pm
Erudite GOLD, Rawalpindi, Other
19 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
trust your heart
if the seas catch fire
(and live by love
though the stars walk backward)

but,  like 'robsessed' said: 

why is she so repulsed with the smell of vampires, she is living with 2! or..?


on Jun. 29 2010 at 10:48 pm
WinterMoon GOLD, Waynesburg, Kentucky
17 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is hard, but it could be harder
Suicide is for people who are too weak for the real world.
Those who dance are thought to be crazy by those who don’t hear the music.
People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.
What you feed your mind is what it gives back to you!
Be conscious of your subconscious mind. It’s the storage area for all the things you don’t pay attention to. It will eventually yield and even take over your conscious mind.
Life is all about challenges. To become an over comer, you don’t have to allow obstacles to become an impediment, but rather a stepping stone to your goals.
I have failed over and over in my life and that is why I succeed.
Imitation is Limitation.
Life is like a novel with the end ripped out.
Life is like a game of baseball
You’ll never know if you make the home run
UNLESS YOU SWING
Life is about creating yourself, not finding yourself!
There could be many options in your life, but before this life you had no option. So live with it
Life is like a dream. There’s good times and there’s nightmares. Life will only last so long, but your dreams will go on forever.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain..!”
“Enjoy what you can, endure what you must”
Love never ends, but life does.
Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out
Love is like a rainbow: the more you see it, the more you realize what a miracle it really is.
Life is about falling – Living is about getting backup.
never have regrets, because at one point everything you did in life was exactly what you wanted
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Dreams are like stars…one blows up and another one gets brighter
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.
God, if I can’t have what I want, let me want what I have.
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Hi! Yeah, Charlie and Renee are vampires, she lives with them. ummm....she is not a vampire, she is a twilight child....she has some really weird poweres/ gifts. thank you soo much!

on Jun. 28 2010 at 6:46 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was excellent, I love twilight too, but just one quick question: how come she doesn't smell charlie and renee?  Amazing job. On to chapter 2!

Btw, will you check out and comment on my work?


on Jun. 27 2010 at 6:12 pm
Robsessed PLATINUM, McKinney, Texas
36 articles 14 photos 214 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

"Did you know 'I told you so' has a brother, Jacob?" she asked cutting me off. "His name is 'Shut the hell up.'" - Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn

love it! on to read chapter 2. a couple of clarification questions: 1. Charlie and Renee are vampires, right? 2. is Bella a vampire or something else? i was thinking she was a vampire, but then the last sentence confused me and made me think she is a Witch b/c of the Black Magic comment. 3. wouldn't she have smelled a vampire before if Charlie and Renee are vampires? please check out chapter 1 of my Summer Storm: A Twilight Continuation / Spin-Off story and my short story Choice and comment.

on Jun. 8 2010 at 7:46 am
WinterMoon GOLD, Waynesburg, Kentucky
17 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is hard, but it could be harder
Suicide is for people who are too weak for the real world.
Those who dance are thought to be crazy by those who don’t hear the music.
People change, things go wrong. Just remember, life goes on.
What you feed your mind is what it gives back to you!
Be conscious of your subconscious mind. It’s the storage area for all the things you don’t pay attention to. It will eventually yield and even take over your conscious mind.
Life is all about challenges. To become an over comer, you don’t have to allow obstacles to become an impediment, but rather a stepping stone to your goals.
I have failed over and over in my life and that is why I succeed.
Imitation is Limitation.
Life is like a novel with the end ripped out.
Life is like a game of baseball
You’ll never know if you make the home run
UNLESS YOU SWING
Life is about creating yourself, not finding yourself!
There could be many options in your life, but before this life you had no option. So live with it
Life is like a dream. There’s good times and there’s nightmares. Life will only last so long, but your dreams will go on forever.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain..!”
“Enjoy what you can, endure what you must”
Love never ends, but life does.
Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out
Love is like a rainbow: the more you see it, the more you realize what a miracle it really is.
Life is about falling – Living is about getting backup.
never have regrets, because at one point everything you did in life was exactly what you wanted
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Dreams are like stars…one blows up and another one gets brighter
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.
God, if I can’t have what I want, let me want what I have.
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Wow! This is a really great story! Love it so far! This is the person who wrote this story, commenting on my own story, isn't that sad? Please read and review. If you like Twilight you'll like this!

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