My New Life is @quirkyalone98
Chapter 12

A/N:

I have no excuses. I just lost my drive hahahahaha.

Anyways...cheers to a new chapter!


*CRACK

"Jesus Christ!"

I looked in the direction of my window to see the glass cracked. I hurriedly walked over and opened it. I looked down and glared at the perpetrator.

"You!"

"...I'm sorry. I think I threw too hard."

"You think?!" I snapped.

I couldn't help it. I was in a bad mood.

After dinner with El, I surprised Charlie when I came home with my new bike. Unfortunately, he lectured me about the dangers and told me I couldn't ride it.

"It's too dangerous, Bella. You might get hurt."

I understood.

But that didn't stop me from retaliating, reasoning with him that I would ride it until my truck gets fixed. He still disagreed. Call it petty but I didn't speak to him much during dinner. Once I got up to my room, I tried contacting Jacob for the nth time and still no answer. Just in case, I sent him a text about my new bike hoping I'd get a response but still nothing.

I also browsed through the texts Angela and friends sent me even Lauren. Jessica sent a total of 20 messages. I could already tell what they were about. I sighed just looking at my inbox. I did not want to deal with them right now.

Annoyed, I tried to release some of my frustration by sketching but they all ended up in a pile of crumpled paper balls. I decided it was better to hit the sack but just when I was about to succumb to sleep, someone dared to throw a rock at my window.

I jolted out of my bed, fuming and ready to lash out at whoever it was. I quickly opened my window and immediately snapping my gaze downwards.

I crossed my arms in front of me as I continued to glare at him.

Edward stood there awkwardly, sheepishly rubbing the back of his neck as he looked up at me. If it was any other girl, they would probably be jumping in glee to find someone as handsome as Edward Cullen throwing rocks at their window in the middle of the night.

Well not me.

"You do know my dad's the chief, right?"

"I'm well aware. I didn't want to disturb him so I had to resort to such tactics."

"You didn't want to disturb him but you don't mind disturbing me?!" I harshly whispered.

"I wanted to speak with you."

"In the middle of the night?" I asked incredulously. "I don't plan on doing any modern re-enactment of Romeo and Juliet with you, Edward."

"I- That's not- Please calm down for a moment. I just really wanted to talk with you."

I sighed as I massaged my temples.

"Fine. Let's talk."

[Are you sure that's a wise choice, lass?]

If there's one thing I've learned about him, it's that he's persistent.

"Thank you."

He began to smile which annoyed me even more. I sighed.

"But not here," I quickly said. "I don't wanna explain to Charlie why you're here outside my window late at night like some creepy stalker."

I stepped away from the window before he could say anything. I pulled my hoodie over my head and put on my sneakers. As quietly as I could, I then proceeded to climb out of my window.

"You could just use the front door," he tells me.

"And risk waking up Charlie?" I scoffed.

I felt awkward being watched as I climbed down. I had to be conscious as not to seem like I'm used to this - not that I am. It's just that it's easier to do these menial tasks with my new body. Once I finally landed on the ground, I dusted my hands together.

"So where are we going?" he asked me.

"Into the woods," I pointed out with my thumb.

"Are you insane?" he asked me.

"Last time I checked, not yet."

"You...surprise me, Bella Swan."

He sounded amazed.

I groaned.

"This better not be leading to some pick up line. I'm gonna tell it to you straight," I said as I gestured between us. "Not interested."

He shook his head.

"I'm not trying to."

"Good."

We continued to speak as we walked deeper into the woods.

"I'm just saying, you don't seem afraid after…," he drawled.

I shrugged.

"And you don't seem the least bit scared going into the woods with me either," he continued.

"Do you plan on harming me?" I questioned.

"No."

"Then there's nothing to worry about. Now, come on, Cullen. I still need to sleep."

Once we reached a clearing, I sat on a fallen tree.

"So what is it that you wanted to talk about that you went as far as throwing a rock at my window in the middle of the night?"

"I'm really sorry about that. I'll make sure to replace it for you."

"And you will. I know you're loaded, Cullen."

Things went silent again.

I waited.

He kept his silence.

I could see by the way his face slightly changed expressions that he was getting frustrated. I could tell he was troubled over what to say. He kept glancing at me while chewing on his lip.

I was growing impatient and annoyed as the seconds ticked by.

[Patience, lass. Let the boy speak.]

But what about me? I'm sleepy. I thought he'd blurt out whatever it was and then we're done.

[Well looks like he's about to do just that.]

"I...wanted to speak to you about last time, before you fainted," he finally began. "That time...y-you spoke to me through your mind. How did you do that? How did you know I could read minds?"

I had to bite down on my lip.

What the fuck? Is he seriously asking me that?

[Hahahaha how will you respond to that, lass?]

What the hell happened with the whole secrecy? He basically just revealed it himself!

[You did sort of let it slip last time. He's just asking you for confirmation.]

Ugh. I thought he'd forgotten about it after everything that happened that day.

Before I could think of a reply, Edward spoke again.

"Is that why you fainted? Because I was trying to read your mind?"

He sounded concerned and looked ridden with guilt. It finally clicked. He thought I fainted that day because he tried to force his powers on me. He didn't say it but it's implied. I felt anger rising from within but I quickly composed myself. He was already feeling guilty and that tells me that he at least regrets what he had done.

"It wasn't you," I answered. "I was just really sick that day," I lied.

"Then what about-"

"I can't tell you that," I interjected.

He frowned.

"Why not?"

"You have your secrets and I have mine."

I leveled my gaze at him, unwavering as he probed me with his curious gold orbs.

There was no benefit in me sharing information about myself now. Even if I talked about being able to block their gifts, I can't possibly explain how I knew about their gifts without rousing their suspicion that I knew what they were from the very beginning.

Not like they're really good at hiding it once you start observing them carefully.

Their unnatural eyes.

Their inhumane beauty.

Their ice cold and pale complexions.

Their lack of appetite for human food.

And the human instincts that scream for you to "STAY AWAY". Thinking back to my first meeting with these vampires, even I felt it initially of course. But that didn't last too long as I quickly got over it.

Was it my curiosity? Amazement? A sense of camaraderie for a fellow supernatural?

I guess you could say she's a little weird for feeling like that.

I snapped out of my thoughts when I saw him open his mouth as he began to speak again.

"You really won't tell me?"

"No."

He seemed troubled by my response.

We're now both aware and suspicious of each other. I'm okay with that. That made me feel less bad about hiding what I am when I fully well know what they are.

I sighed.

"So was that all you wanted to ask me?" I asked wanting this to be over.

Seeing that I was about ready to get up, he quickly came towards me and spoke again.

"I...well...I-I also wanted to umm apologize for my behavior," he stuttered then paused. He cleared his throat and spoke again. "Carlisle told me I might have been a bit too forthcoming in my approach."

"No kidding."

"And for that, I'm sorry. It just frustrates me that I can't read your mind!"

Pursing my lips, I pulled up three fingers.

"Three times. Three times you've mentioned about 'reading minds'," I pointed out causing him to widen his eyes. "I'm not even gonna ask how that's possible," I assured him. "Also, is it really such a bad thing? Not being able to read my mind, that is."

"Of course! It's how I protect my family. I need to know if anyone poses any threat us."

[A bit paranoid, isn't he?]

A bit?

I put both my hands up and gestured him to calm down.

"Okaaay. I get that. Good boy," I remarked. "But seriously? I saw you hold down a bear on your own."

He turned his gaze away from me.

"That's because...we're different from you," was his hesitant reply.

"Because you're not human," I bluntly said.

He flinched then hesitantly nodded his head.

"And so your not human brain decided that just because you couldn't read my mind, I was a threat?" I added.

He nodded again.

"Do I honestly look like a threat to someone like you? Much less your whole family?"

He stared at me for a while before slowly shaking his head.

Great. At least that will get him off my back...for now.

I couldn't help but internally sigh at that last bit.

"I know what I said back then, but honestly, you should know that reading minds without permission is borderline creepy, right? Invasive even."

"I can't help it. Trust me when I say that I'd rather not hear what goes on inside teenagers' minds all day."

He blanched in disgust.

I smirked just imagining what sort of things he hears all day at school.

"Great. Then instead of reading my mind, you could just talk to me like what normal people do," I said.

He eyed me weirdly.

"You still want to talk to me?"

I shrugged.

"Yeah. I mean, I could use some more friends. Do you not want to?"

[Hey now, lass. Are you sure? Considering he's got quite the appetite for you blood?]

Mmmm...He hasn't so far. I'm willing to at least give him the benefit of the doubt.

[I know I haven't really disagreed before on your flourishing friendship with these vampires, but I don't really think it's wise to surround yourself with a whole coven of vampires.]

I agree. But I want to give him a chance the same way I gave Alice a chance. The others too. I don't want to be enemies.

[*Sigh...I do agree they are way less hostile than the past vampires I've encountered before. And I was the one who first told you to give them the benefit of the doubt in the first place. And I like seeing you making more friends.]

Thanks. You have to agree, so far nothing points to them being anything but good people - vampires I mean.

[I see your point and I admit I've already taken a liking to all of them. I really do hope we're not wrong about them.]

You and me both.

"I...That's...I guess it's okay. If you're okay with me?" Edward mumbled, acting all shy and reserved all of a sudden.

I pressed my lips together in a thin line.

"God. You're more awkward than I am."

I facepalmed.

"I just...I'm sure you can already tell my whole family aren't…" he paused.

"Aren't human," I finished for him.

"That."

"So?"

He continued to look at me in disbelief.

"I don't get how are you're so nonchalant about this? Are you really not scared of us? My whole family is puzzled over the fact that you're acting like everything's normal. Like today, for example. We were all prepared for you to start asking questions but you just went on your day like nothing happened."

"Sure I am," I confessed. No matter how strong I've become after getting through the first phase, my survival instincts tell me I'm still no match to them. "But like I said, you have your secrets and I have mine."

"Is that really okay with you? I'm sure Alice would understand if you wanted to stop being friends. She'll get over it event-

I held up a hand to stop him from talking.

"Okay. Stop," I cut in. "I decide who I want to be friends with. And are you honestly telling me it's okay if I hurt your sister? Is there a rule saying we can't be friends?"

"That's-" he stopped himself.


Edward suddenly felt a chill run down his spine.

The Volturi.

If there's one thing he's the most afraid of in this world, it's them. Bella having an inkling of what they are is already too much information. The less she knows, the better.

It was stupid.

They should have ran away as fast as they could the moment Bella Swan started getting involved with their family. Fraternizing with humans increased the chances of exposing what they were. That was one of the most important rules declared by the Volturi.

DO NOT EXPOSE US.

"It's not ideal for us to have a human hanging around us," he said instead. "It risks exposing our kind. We're dangerous, Bella."

"I'm not scared."

"Because you're weird."

"Says the creepy guy who kept staring at me on my first day," she shot back.

At least he had the decency to look away and mutter a quick apology.

"Then I'm Jon Snow."

"You're what?"

Edward did not understand.

"I know nothing," she said again, this time in a horrible attempt at a European accent.

This made it all the more confusing for poor Edward.

"I don't quite understand."

Edward looked visibly perplexed.

Bella's mouth hung open as she couldn't believe someone didn't know the reference. Even non-fans should have heard the famous "You know nothing, Jon Snow" line.

"You don't know Game of Thrones?!" His clueless expression made her sigh and groan at the same time. "What I meant to say is that I'll just pretend I don't know anything," Bella explained. "And before you doubt me, even if I were to try and expose you guys, what can lil 'ol me gonna do against all seven of you?"

The human had a point. On the chance that a human realized what they were, they had two choices as per their law. One, turn them into one of them. Two, permanent silence.

Edward's gaze hardened.

Both choices were something that his whole family would never agree to do. Most of all Rosalie.

"It shall never come to that," he promised himself.

He glanced at Bella who was still awaiting his reply.

"That's true."

"Look, as much as I get why you're hesitant to hang out, I still want to be friends with you guys. Not just Alice and Emmett," Bella shyly said, a blush creeping up her pale cheeks. "So agreed? I'll pretend I don't know anything. I think that'll benefit us all."

Edward knew better. This was not a good idea. Rosalie of all people would even agree with him. Fraternizing with a human was going to cause them problems.

And yet...

He reached out and shook her offered hand.

"Okay."

Maybe that was it.

Maybe it was inevitable.

Bella seemed to invite trouble into her doorstep, even welcoming it. Literally. And maybe...yes, that was it. That was why his family was drawn to one Bella Swan. She didn't shun them nor did she shudder at their presence. Even with warnings brought about by her fellow human friends, Bella continued to interact with them like no one's business.

He could see why Alice was drawn to her.

Her hand was warm.

He could feel his whole body soften as he let the feeling seep into his soul. He had lived for so long but this was something that he had rarely experienced since waking up to this immortal life.

A small part of him, what human part left in him buried deep inside, dearly missed such warmth.

Being a vampire isn't such a glorious thing as how humans depict them in films and literature. It was a lonely existence. Which is why, he was lucky to have his family - not a coven - a family. He had met and seen other covens before, but they were nothing like his family. As much as they could, Esme and Carlisle would give him and his siblings their unconditional love.

As for social interactions, it was expected that they would be isolated despite the humans' curiosity and attractions towards them. And due to their diet, they're also shunned by the vampire community who could not understand their ways.

That is why, he could understand the excitement brought in by a new individual outside of their family. Especially an unprecedented variable like Bella Swan.

Edward welcomed the warmth, smiling lightly at Bella who smiled back at him.

This was surely gonna bite them in the ass one day. He couldn't help but chuckle to himself.


"Good. It's unfortunate for Alice, but she's stuck with having me as a best friend for now," I said.

Edward smiled at me.

"I'm glad to hear that. I doubt she'd really mind anyways," he said. "As for me, I'll gladly take your kind offer."

"Great," I exclaimed as I clapped my hands together. "Then let's call it a night. I'm getting really sleepy."

"Oh! Yes. Apologies for the late visit."

"Yeah yeah. Next time, set up an appointment, will you?"

He nodded.

I yawned as I got up. I started walking in the direction we came from. He hurriedly came after me to walk beside me.

[It's nice to see you having more friends.]

Mmmm...or maybe future enemies.

[Let's not be pessimistic. We've both decided to put more trust in them after all.]

Yeah. Then again, will I live to see that day?

[Don't spout nonsense, lass! You will get through it. I am confident you can do it!]

I heaved a deep sigh, smiling a bit as I hear him continue to speak words of encouragement.

"Are you alright?" Edward asked in concern.

"I'm fine," she waved him off.

Just then we both snapped our gazes towards side, looking deep into the darkness of the forest. Something or someone was there.

Bella became apprehensive at the scent. They were too far away, but she could smell them faintly with her heightened sense of smell.


He has been in and out of this town for a while. He was tasked by his companions to scout for a new hunting ground. So far, he discovered this town was being run by one of those vegetarian covens.

Yuck.

It doesn't seem like they've discovered him yet which was good news. He wouldn't have a chance if he encountered them considering he was outnumbered.

He chose this place because he happened to smell something by chance when he was running through these woods some time ago. He couldn't stay too long to hunt it down as he had a prior engagement. He was hoping he could chance upon it again.

It seems he was lucky.

"There it is again. That delicious sweet smell," he thought to himself as he sniffed the wind carrying the scent.

He ran quickly through the woods, only stopping abruptly when another smell assailed his nose.

"Looks like someone got to my prey first," he grumbled to himself.

He cursed his luck.

"Maybe I could fight him for it?" he asked himself.

Suddenly, the two were looking towards his way. He decided it was too risky. This vampire had backup while he had none. Although this blood was so temptingly delicious based off the smell alone, he wasn't stupid to risk his life for it.

He quickly changed directions and ran away.

"I'll come back for you, sweetie," he promised himself.


[Lass…]

I know.

I glanced at Edward. He was looking the same way I was.

Seem like he doesn't know them.

The presence quickly vanished moments after the two noticed them.

I sighed in relief.

Edward snapped his gaze at me, his expression turned serious.

"Do you mind if I carry you back?" Edward suddenly said. "I'm a fast runner. I can get you home faster."

"I can walk just fine."

"But you can get some sleep quicker that way."

"What happened with keeping up your human appearance?"

"I don't have to bother since you'll be keeping it a secret, right?"

I can tell he was pressuring me despite the 'kind smile' plastered on his face. It didn't escape me how he was being all fidgety as well.

[He seems to be troubled.]

And that makes me troubled.

"Fine. But no funny business," I relented. "I won't hesitate to kick you in the crotch. Just try me, Cullen," I warned.

"I would never."


Edward got pushed to the nearest wall once he entered the front door.

Rosalie was baring her fangs at him.

"I can smell her on you."

"I'm getting a sense of deja vu," Edward remarked. "Could you please let me go?"

Rosalie narrowed her eyes at him but eventually let him go and took a step back. By this time, everyone had gathered around Edward.

"Thank you," Edward said. "Apologies, Esme. Seems like I've cracked your wall...again."

"I'm not fixing that," Esme said. "You are."

Rosalie was about to smile but she noticed Esme was looking at her.

"I-" she was about to argue but Esme gave her a pointed look. "I'm sorry. I'll get it done by tomorrow.

Esme smiled then.

"I just wanted to have a chat with Bella. I wanted to apologize," Edward explained.

"In the middle of the night?" Rosalie asked.

Edward chuckled.

"She did scold me about that to which I admit, my timing isn't ideal. But I assure you, we just talked. That's all."

Rosalie didn't budge as she crossed her arms.

"You can call her if you don't believe me," Edward told them.

The others were convinced seeing his calm behavior. They didn't smell any blood on him either which was enough proof as well as relieved them from their worries.

Rosalie still felt a bit iffy but, she stepped aside and let him go.

"What exactly did you talk about, son?" Carlisle asked.

Edward recounted the important points of their conversation to his family. Emmett sniggered and also looked appalled when Edward didn't have any idea about the GoT reference. After he finished, a heavy atmosphere hung over them.

All of them were deep in their thoughts.

"She really said that?" Carlisle asked.

Edward nodded.

"Strange. Very strange," Carlisle mumbled. "She'll pretend in exchange that we don't probe about her own secrets?" he asked again.

Edward nodded.

"It was implied."

"This is clearly very suspicious, Carlisle. I say we bring the human in for an interrogation," Rosalie proposed.

"Now, Rose, that's not very amiable," Esme spoke up. "To me it sounds like that's Bella's way of saying she doesn't want to be involved in our business. She's clearly drawing a line. We should honor that and, likewise, not get into her business."

"Are you not concerned?! Especially about what secrets she must be hiding?"

"We all got secrets," Emmett jumped in. "And Bella has the right to her own."

Rosalie huffed.

"I admit, I am continuously baffled with Miss Swan. I'm curious as well how she's in the know about Edward's gift as well as being able to block it. It might also be logical to guess she's also aware of the others' gifts," Carlisle said as he glanced at Alice and Jasper. His gaze slightly hardened, concern and worry washed over him. "Alice, can you take a peek?"

"Give me a minute."

Alice went into a trance.

A moment later she came back, a frown etched in her face.

"What is it?" Carlisle asked.

"It's...hazy. It's either she won't tell us or is undecided. And if we decide to ask about it, my insight suddenly got cut off."

"I see." Carlisle turned to the whole family. "I assume none of you are willing to move?"

"I'll follow your lead, dear," Esme said.

The siblings looked amongst themselves.

"I don't want to," Alice said.

Jasper nodded along with her decision.

"Me either. Been enjoying things lately," Emmett piped up.

"I trust, Bella," Edward said.

Rosalie shot him a glare.

Edward just smiled back.

"Oho. What suddenly brought on this 'trust', son?" Carlisle looked at him in interest. "As I recall it, you were primarily against Miss Swan from the beginning."

"I simply choose to though risky it maybe," he replied.

Carlisle couldn't help but chuckle.

"Miss Swan seems to have a gift of bringing our people to her side," Carlisle commented.

The only one left was Rosalie. Even though the majority has decided to stay, Carlisle would still prioritize the security and safety of ALL family members. If a single one of them didn't feel safe, he had to take that into consideration.

"I'm not gonna move just because Edward was stupid enough to expose himself," Rosalie finally said. "Besides, one human can easily be silenced."

Despite the grim statement, Alice couldn't help but squeal in delight and walked right up to her to give her a tight hug.

"That aside, there's some other thing I wanted to talk about," Edward said seriously.

He told them about their brief encounter with the unknown individual in the woods. Edward told them he could sense them but they were too far away for him to read their thoughts. He was sure it was another vampire and, most likely, had no good motives.

Edward couldn't help snapping his gaze towards Rosalie.

"Bella was there," her thoughts read. "Whatever it was - whoever it was they could have-"

Rosalie caught his gaze. She glared and immediately guarded her thoughts.

"STOP READING MY THOUGHTS, EDWARD!"

Edward winced at the sheer volume in his head. Alice could only giggle at the two, already guessing Rosalie must be screaming in his mind like usual. Edward could only frown at his sister.

Carlisle clapped his hands together to get all their attention.

"Okay. Let's leave it at that for now. We can't do anything else aside from being vigilant. I'll contact the reservation in the morning and inform them about this encounter."

They all nodded.

"Meanwhile, Emmett, Edward, and I will go check for any trail left by this unknown individual," he announced.

"Good. Maybe the punk is still out there. I could use some exercise," Emmett said enthusiastically, cracking his knuckles.

"Hopefully, it won't lead to what you're thinking," Carlisle replied. "Alright then. The others, go rest. See you all in the morning," Carlisle told them with a smile.

Rosalie didn't seem to agree. Seeing this, Carlisle quickly spoke again.

"Us three will be enough for now. We'll call if anything happens."

"Don't worry, Rose. I don't see them encountering any trouble," Alice said after coming out of a quick trance.

"I got excited for nothing," Emmett muttered.

With the heavy atmosphere having been broken, they all bid each other goodnight, the three men leaving while the other went to their respective rooms. Just as Rosalie was about to enter her room, Alice stopped her.

"What is it?" Rosalie asked.

"I wanted to give you a peace of mind," Alice replied. "You were worried earlier, right?"

"I wasn't-"

"I don't need to be Edward to read minds, sis."

Alice grinned at her while taking her hand and placing her phone on it. She gave her a wink and quickly went to her and Jasper's room.

Rosalie's brow twitched in annoyance.

But despite that, she took the phone with her as she entered her room. She stared at the phone for a while, deciding what to do. Suddenly it rang and vibrated in her hand. She unlocked it and saw it was a message from Jasper.

Jazzykins: JUST CALL HER

Jazzykins: - A 3

Rosalie rolled her eyes but couldn't help smile a bit. The small encouragement helped her get over some of her nervousness.

Wait.

"I do not get nervous," Rosalie told herself.

The phone buzzed again.

Jazzykins: Is The Rosalie Hale scared?

A nerve snapped somewhere.

She didn't hesitate anymore and scrolled through Alice's contacts until she found Bella's name. After a deep breath, she pressed on the call button.

One ring.

Two rings.

"I SWEAR TO GOD, YOU CULLENS ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST ME. IF YOU GUYS WON'T LET ME SLEEP, I'LL-"

"You'll do what exactly?" Rosalie suddenly cut her off.

The other line immediately went silent.

Deadly silent.

"Swan?" Rosalie called out.

The next thing she heard was the line going dead. Rosalie pulled the phone away from her ear and stared at it. She knit her brows into a scowl as she immediately called the number again.

One ring.

Two rings.

Three rings.

Four rings.

Five rings.

Six rings.

Seven rings.

The line finally connected.

"You sure got some nerve, Swan," Rosalie snarled.

"I-I thought you were Alice," Bella weakly replied.

"..."

"..."

"You still there?"

"Uh yeah. Sorry. I'm just...I didn't mean to hang up on you. I thought I was dreaming or something."

Rosalie hummed in reply.

"What do you...did you want something from me?" Bella asked.

"Did anything happen between you and Edward?" she asked frankly.

"Oh. Well, nothing bad happened if that's what you're asking. He came to apologize and we talked for a bit."

Rosalie hummed thoughtfully.

"Nothing happened? Are you sure?"

"Positive. We had a good talk actually," Bella answered in a happy voice.

That irked Rosalie.

"I see."

"Umm thanks for the concern."

"You're not the one I'm concerned about," Rosalie snapped.

Rosalie slightly winced at herself.

"Oh right. Of course."

Bella laughed awkwardly.

Rosalie felt her chest tighten. Regret was a feeling she was all too familiar with and that's what she was feeling at the moment. She didn't mean to snap at her. Edward really was a concern when it came to the human especially considering what she was to Edward according to Carlisle.

They both didn't say anything but neither hung up.

"I…" She felt like apologizing but why would she? She's never felt this sorry over snapping at some human before. So instead she continued to say, "Edward told us you know about...us. What exactly do you want from us, Swan?"

"From you?"

She honestly can't believe what Edward told them. So what if she had a secret? It wasn't too far fetch to expect that the human wanted something in exchange for keeping their secret.

Money?

Power by blackmailing us?

Or maybe…

Immortality.

Her expression darkened gravely. She's heard that there were a lot of humans who seek their kind in their search for eternal life. After all, they can't help but dream of all the money and power that came with it. She couldn't help but sneer.

So typical of humans.

Bella yawned as she said, "You guys...let me sleep please."

The bubble suddenly popped bringing Rosalie out of her earlier mulling. She released an uncharacteristic snort. Here she was getting riled up in her own thoughts and all the human wanted right now was to sleep.

"What's so funny, Hale? Unlike you, I need my beauty sleep," Bella quipped. Her voice sounded tired and the proceeding yawn were telltale signs the human was on the brink of falling asleep.

"You're pretty enough," was Rosalie's sudden thought.

She looked at the time and saw how late it was. Taking pity on the human she decided it was best to end the call now. This was going to be a conversation for another time. She'll just have to wait. Besides, there was no rush. It's not like Bella was going anywhere. She had time to figure her out.

"Get some sleep, Swan."

"'Kay...g'night, 'Li," Bella said back in a tired whisper.

She raised a brow at the sudden accidental nickname. Soon enough, all she could hear were steady puffs of breath on the other line.

"Good night, Bella."

She wasn't aware she was smiling. Not until she caught a glance of herself in the mirror.


A/N:

Sooo...can't say definitely when the next chapter will be hahahaha I apologize. But just so you know, I already started it just to give you a small piece of mind.

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