Chapter 13

The Final Hour Part Two

"Alright, Rosalie will take Renesmee and Airenn to look in the baseball field. Emmett and I will look in the mountains while Jasper, Bella and Esme look on the La Push Reserve," my father's authoritive voice whispered as we were making our game plan.

"If we don't all return to the waterfall by midnight," my mom's voice whispered, "we'll send someone to look for you."

After a few moments of silence my father asked, "Does everyone agree to this plan?"

Everybody but Aunt Rosalie answered. "Rosalie!" Uncle Emmett shouted, then everyone joined in. We were only answered by the wind howling against the windows, begging entrance.

"We need to leave before more people start disappearing." I said softly.

Everyone nodded and then Airenn said, "See you in a while." Airenn softly held onto my hand as we bolted through the back door. Wind whipped my hair around my face and red tears caused by the force of the wind moved toward my hair.

We stopped in the middle of the baseball field and Airenn turned toward me. "Renesmee," he said, "I'm sorry for the way I've been acting and I'm very sorry for what I said to you. You're my family now and I shouldn't make you have to worry about me so much."

I sighed and said, "It's alright Airenn. I forgave you a long time ago."

He smiled through the rain soaking us and took my breath away. He was absolutely beautiful. After a few moments of just gazing at each other, he slowly bent his head toward mine. Since he was considerably taller than me I had to crane my neck and stand on my tip toes to complete the kiss.

Man is he a good kisser. I wrapped my arms around his shoulders as he snaked his arms around my waist, deepening the kiss. Just as he slid is tongue across my bottom lip, we heard a deafening screech through the rain and wind.

Bolting apart, he grabbed my hand and ran South, the direction of the sound. The ground was slippery with mud and ice so it was difficult to run. I slipped a few times but within a minute we were standing by my mother somewhere in the La Push Reserve who was bent over Grandma, crying without tears.

"Renesmee!" my mom cried as she looked up to me. I motioned for Airenn to stay back as I approached my mother.

Gently as possible, my mom lied my grandma on the ground so I could see. Right about then, red tears probably fell down my face. Since I'm only a half vampire my tears are distorted and discolored, but still come.

Grandma Esme had small little cuts all over her face. Her lips were nothing but blood while her eyes stared blankly into the sky. Instead of her eyes being a rich caramel they were blood red. Her stomach looked unhealthily flat. When I laid my hand on it there was nothing inside.

Trying to hold back the flow of tears I asked, "How is this possible? Vampires can't bleed…or die like this."

"Somebody did this." My mother said with anger searing her every word, "One moment we were walking and the next she was like this. We heard a man's laugh from a distance after Esme fell, so Uncle Jasper chased –"

Slam! Before mom could finish her sentence, the body of my Uncle Jasper flew through the trees and smacked into an oak. He looked like Grandma Esme, but just as suddenly as he had slammed into the tree he disappeared, along with Grandma.

"Renesmee, run. Run as fast as you can with Airenn and don't look back." My mother whispered. Terror filled her eyes but she stood her ground. "There's nothing you can do…I'm next."

"No!" I screamed as I jumped at her, but it was too late.

A long gnash drew across her neck and blood trickled down to her chest. As small cuts enveloped her face her blood filled eyes rolled back and she collapsed. I sobbed in horror as she disappeared, leaving me weeping and snotting where her body once layed.

Airenn yanked me up into his arms and held me like a child. Hot red tears stained his white shirt as we slowly walked back to the baseball field.

The rain and wind turned into a snowy blizzard and my tears froze against my face. As we walked to the center of the baseball field, Airenn screamed, "Edward! Emmett!" Expecting them to come, but no one came.

A fresh wave of tears stung my eyes. My family is dead…never to come back. All I have is Airenn…

"Airenn!"I screamed after him as he started to walk toward the woods. "Airenn please don't go! I can't lose you, you're all I have left."

Crawling on my hands and knees, I got halfway to where he was standing. It turns out I didn't need to go that far because in seconds he had come toward me and scooped me up in his arms.

"Renesmee, I will never leave you." He said as he pressed his forehead to mine. Gently, he kissed me, but after a few seconds something went wrong.

The kiss started to taste of blood, and then we were falling.

No.

No, not Airenn.

We crashed to the ground, his arms still around me. I slowly turned to look at his face.

They got him.

My Airenn is dead. Never to come back. This time instead of tears, I got angry.

"I will kill you!" I screamed into the darkness. Wind whipped my curly brown hair around my face and snow stung my cheeks.

"Renesmee…" I heard Airenn softly whisper.

After gasping, I quickly bent down and fell on top of Airenn. "Yes? Airenn what is it?"

"I need you to take my powers. Both of them. All you need to do is drink my blood and they'll be yours. Don't wait, just do it now!" He quickly whispered.

I bent over, not sure what he was talking about, and bit his lip. His blood tasted sweet on my tongue and I realized that he would have been my drug. Like my mother and father's situation, his blood would have been addicting to me.

Airenn's heart beat slowed down, then stopped. His skin went instantly cold and his eyes turned red. I stood up, with my blood tears streaming down my face. It was up to me to escape, to live. I heard a laugh in the distance and started running.

Tree branches whipped my face and snow clung to my cheeks. I went into fight mode and now that I had Airenn's power too, I was a force to be reckoned with.

Suddenly, something grabbed my foot and I tumbled to the ground. Mud and water caused my body to slide and tumble more than I should have. A strong hand yanked me up by my hair and I was face to face with a man that I recognized from my childhood memories.

He had invaded my sleep and given me bad dreams as a child, then gave me horrible nightmares as a teenager. Tanner. He had short, cropped hair that was jet black. He was tan, muscular and only wearing shorts, just like in every nightmare I'd had of him.

"Renesmee. I've been looking for you. Sorry about having to kill your family, but they would've got in the way. You might have already guessed it, but I'm the vampire wolf from your dreams." Tanner whispered, deep and smooth. All my earlier confidence was gone. Tanner had scared me from the beginning and he still scared me now.

"What do you want from me?" I asked in a shaky voice.

"I want what I've wanted in every nightmare I've ever given you…I want you dead!" He exclaimed. The whole forest went black and Tanner released me. Just as I landed on my feet, his hands caressed my shoulders. The only thing I could do was stay perfectly still. "Run." He whispered in my ear.

I did as I was told.

Sweat was pouring down my face after running aimlessly for who knows how long. Terror filled my brain, my lungs and every movement I made. My power, (the power to share my thoughts with others, block prying minds from my thoughts and the power to block my mind from trackers), was utterly useless against this powerful tracker.

I leaped over rocks and ducked under branches, but it was useless. He was just too fast and I'm only a half vampire. I wish my parents were with me, but they couldn't help me now. None of my family had the ability to help me.

And I knew I was the next in line to go.

A thought started to form in my head and suddenly I knew what Airenn's power was. After trying to guess it ever since I saw him, I knew what it was. He had the ability to make wishes come true. I made a silent wish to check if I was right and nothing happened.

"Foolish girl. You can't use your powers against me." Tanner said from right next to me. I stopped and so did he.

"Let's get this over with." Tanner said with an exasperated sigh. Fear cemented me to my place as his eyes turned dark, like black holes. Small cuts started to form across my face and I fell to my knees, coughing up my blood. I could feel warmth in my eyes, but before my stomach started to deflate, everything stopped.

Tanner stopped breathing.

My death stopped happening.

Time stopped moving.

The world stopped spinning.

And a small hand reached out toward me. With what little strength I had left, I took her hand and it felt as if my whole world became forever and always broken as I blacked out.

The End For Now