A/N: I can't express how much it means to me that my readers are liking this story so much. I am sorry to say that my other story Forever is a Long Time is being discontinued. I am having a lot of problems trying to write that fic, so I decided to just focus on this one for right now.
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight.
When I came out of the boy's locker room, I searched the gym for my tiny little sister. Instead, I found someone I've been wanting to see again for over a century. My Bella bear was in my gym class! I nearly screamed like a little girl with joy, but I restrained myself when I remembered that she wasn't too happy with us at the moment.
She was sitting at the very top of the bleachers, leaning against the wall with her eyes closed. If I didn't know any better I would say she was asleep, but of course vampires can't sleep. All of a sudden her eyes snapped open and met mine. I knew that she was a human drinker, but to actually see the evidence was different. My little sister was a killer. The smile slipped off my face as she continued to stare at me, not moving.
I could smell Alice right outside the door that led from the locker rooms to the gym. I turned just as she walked in.
"Why didn't you tell me Bella would be in this class?" I whispered too fast for the humans to hear as she made her way over. Her eyes widened in surprise. I nodded my head to where Bella sat, still watching us. I knew she could hear us.
"I told you I can't see her anymore Em." Alice replied back just as fast as I had spoken. We saw Bella smirk when Alice finished talking. We both knew she could hear our conversation.
"Oh yeah, I forgot." I looked down sheepishly. "I wonder why you can't see her." I mused out loud.
"Because I do not wish for her to see my future. Just as I do not wish for you to be able to pick up my scent, for Edward to be able to read my mind, or for Jasper to feel my emotions. Things have changed in the last century since we've seen each other Cullens. I have changed." Alice and I were both surprised to hear Bella answer me. We turned to see that she had yet to look away from us, her smirk still I place.
"How do you do it Bells?" I asked in awe. I saw a flash of pain cross her face before she turned away. When she looked back towards Alice and I, her face was completely blank of emotion as were her eyes.
"That's for me to know." She replied.
"Oh come on. Tell me. Please?" I unleashed the full power of my pout on her, but it didn't have the same effect that it used to. She just shook her head.
"Okay everyone line up so I can take attendance." Coach Murdock called. Alice and I both went to stand next to Bella. I was on her right side, while Alice was on her left. I heard her sigh quietly.
"You Cullens don't give up easily, do you?" She muttered under her breath.
"Nope." I replied popping the p. Alice, on the other hand, just kept quiet. Bella once again shook her head.
After the coach took attendance, she split us into teams of three and told us we would be playing volleyball. I was paired with Bella and a Newton. He was just as annoying as his great grandfather Mike. He spent the whole time hitting on Bella. As we were walking to get changed he approached her once again.
"So Isabella, I was thinking you just need a real man to get you out of this carpet munching phase. A girl as hot as you can't really be a dyke." He puffed out his scrawny chest.
"Newton, if you want to be able to have kids in the future, I suggest you stay the fuck away from me. Do you understand?" She growled at him. I could tell that she wasn't breathing. She was trying to keep form ripping him to shreds, I would guess. I laughed at his terrified expression as he cupped himself protectively, before hurrying off to change.
"He looked like he was going to piss himself." I chuckled. I went to ruffle Bella's hair but she deftly avoided my hand.
"I would appreciate it if you didn't try to touch me." She said before she disappeared into the girl's locker room. I sighed. It was great to have Bella back, but it still wasn't the same as it used to be. I started thinking of ways to get her to give us another chance as I made my way to get changed as well.
These Cullens never stop. I had a class with every one of them, and all they did was try to get me to forgive them. The hardest one to ignore was Alice. I thought I had gotten over her a long time ago, but seeing her again just brought all of those feelings back. I was still in love with her after all this time, but I refuse to allow them to get so close to me again. When I saw the tears in her eyes, the tears I had caused my long dead heart tugged painfully in my chest. Before I could stop myself I was apologizing to her.
The worst moment today though was when Emmett called me Bells. That was what Charlie used to call me. I missed my father. I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye. I felt like I was a horrible daughter. I pushed those thoughts aside. I didn't want to think about Charlie. It was too painful.
I made my way to my locker to get changed back into my normal clothes. I felt eyes on me, and when I turned to find them I met the golden eyed pixie's stare. Her eyes were so sad. I wanted to just sweep her into my arms in a hug until all the sadness left. No. I couldn't let myself get so close to her again. I couldn't let myself get close to any of them again. As I finished getting dressed Alice's scent got stronger.
I grabbed my leather jacket and my school bag form my locker before slamming it shut. I turned towards her. She was standing just behind me.
"Yes?" I asked with a raised eyebrow. I made sure my face and voice did not betray any emotion. She flinched slightly before answering. I immediately felt bad for my harsh treatment of her, but she started to speak before I could think on it any longer.
"I was just wondering if you were still coming over." She replied in a timid voice.
"I said I would, didn't I?"
"Well yes, but-" I cut her off.
"Then I will be there." I turned and stalked out to my bike. I waited for the Cullens to leave before I followed them.
As I stopped in front of the big white house, memories from my human life started to flow into my mind. I remembered when I used to call this place my second home, when I used to call this family my second family. I once again pushed those thoughts out of my head. I sniffed the air and realized that Carlisle wasn't even here. I growled as the Cullen "kids" got out of Dickward's Volvo. I can't believe he still drives that thing. I looked right at Alice as I spoke.
"You lied to me. Carlisle isn't even here right now. Did you not think that you should mention that specific detail? You claim to love me. You claim that I am a part of this family. You claim that you want me to forgive you, yet the very first thing you do is lie to me? That doesn't seem like a good start to earning my forgiveness." I felt the most recent set of contacts dissolve from the venom in my eyes. They all took a step back at my, no doubt, obsidian eyes. I was furious. How dare she lie to me again? They don't care anymore than they did when I was a human. I vaguely heard Esme come out to see what the commotion was. I heard her gasp as she saw me, but I only had eyes for Alice at the moment.
"I'm sorry, but I knew you wouldn't come if I told you. I also knew that you would leave right after you spoke with Carlisle. I just wanted to give us a chance to talk to you, and make you see that we do care about you. That you are a part of this family. Please just give us a chance, Bella." Alice begged. I saw her eyes once again fill with tears because of me. My heart tugged painfully again.
"Fine. I shall stay till Carlisle gets here. After the meeting I make no promises." I dismounted my bike.
"Bella? Oh Bella I have missed you so much. I'm so sorry." Esme ran at me to try and hug me, but I used my shield to keep her from getting within five feet of me.
"So it was you that created that wall when we tried to follow you after you woke up." Jasper drawled.
"Yes Jasper. It was." I snapped.
"Why don't we go inside?" Esme suggested. I followed the Cullens into the house. Nothing had changed much since the last time I had been here, except for the fact that I was no longer human.
"So Bella, what have you been doing for the last century?" Esme asked. Her voice trembled slightly, a human would never have been able to hear the tremble.
"It's Isabella now." I responded with little emotion in my voice. I had gotten good at hiding my emotions over the years.
"Okay then, Isabella." She said.
"When will Carlisle be here?" I asked no one in particular.
"He'll be home in about two hours." Alice was the one to answer my question.
I merely nodded. This is going to be a long two hours, I thought.
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