The Intentionally Repulsive Life of Fred Ch. 1 Part 1

August 15, 2010
By Robsessed PLATINUM, McKinney, Texas
Robsessed PLATINUM, McKinney, Texas
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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


I had told Bree I would wait for her and her friend, Diego, for twenty-four hours.


After we had parted ways, I ran until I had crossed the border into Canada. I didn't need to hunt at the moment, so I scaled the closest tree and settled in to wait. It hadn't taken me but an hour or so to reach my hide-out as I had high-tailed it the whole way.


When they hadn't shown up after two hours I thought they might have lost my trail. But as time passed and still neither of them showed, I knew. They were dead. Either they got caught up in the fight with the other coven or Riley had caught them running away and killed them himself - or he had taken them to her.


I shuddered at the thought.


I waited the full twenty-four hours anyway. Because I had said I would.


When time was up I closed my eyes and sighed. I couldn't help but think that if I had been there I might have saved Bree and her friend...


Out of nowhere I heard a loud crash. I instantly moved into a defensive crouch and turned up the "volume" of my repulsion. I scanned the area but only saw a mountain lion struggling with its prey. Relaxing, I returned to my thoughts. I wasn't exactly sure what to do now, or where to go. This was the first time I had been on my own. As a vampire, I mean.


I might as well get a move on, I thought. I scaled down the tree slowly and therefore quietly, as I wasn't in a hurry. I jumped to the ground from the lowest branch. My feet landed with a small thud.


Behind me I heard a fierce, snarling growl. Assuming it was the mountain lion I turned without worry to take care of the problem if necessary. But the sight that greeted me was shocking. It was a vampire! I could smell her scent now. And to my astonishment, she was crouched defensively in front of the lion! I was baffled by her action.


She glared at me. I stared at her. There was something different about her, but I couldn't pin point anything specific. Other than her bizarre behavior about the animal I mean.


Eventually she relaxed her tense position and stood. She was only a few inches shorter than me, so now we stared directly into each other's eyes. That's when it hit me. The difference was her eyes. They were golden!


Then she did something truly strange. She proceeded to feed on the mountain lion without ever taking her eyes off mine...


The author's comments:
Inspired by Stephenie Meyer's, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The character and supernatural power of Fred belong to Stephenie Meyer. I was intrigued by Fred's character in the novella and wanted to know what happened after Bree and Diego didn't show up. It's kind of short, but it's just part 1. Make sure you read The Introduction/Prologue to this story. Please comment, rate, and let me know what you think.

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on Apr. 18 2012 at 5:24 pm
StellaDPloom SILVER, Hudson, New Hampshire
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"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."
~Stephen King

This is so good! Fred was my favorite character in The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner... He's one of the most interesting characters I've ever seen

on Oct. 2 2010 at 5:51 pm
its_just_me PLATINUM, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Life is not measured by the amount of breath's you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

Loving it! I just want to keep reading this story! Who's the vampire supposed to be that's feeding on the mountain lion? That's one thing that I'm really curious about!

on Aug. 21 2010 at 7:18 pm
taylorf463 GOLD, Marion, Kentucky
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If he'll lie for you, he'll lie to you.

An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories let up to it, it would always had the last word.

Nice. You left me on edge for more wondering who it might be. Really curious and wondering who it is!

on Aug. 18 2010 at 5:37 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

did you read the Introduction part of this story? It pretty much sums up the basics of Fred and the last we see of him in The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.

on Aug. 18 2010 at 4:53 pm
CheshireCat PLATINUM, Paducah, Kentucky
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We're all mad here

cool...odd...mountain lions!...I really liked this and i never actually read the Bree Tanner thing but i did read a short summary of it so i do know who fred is. Nice Job i liked it..alot. Ps. Go mountain lions!


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