The outburst of loud, carefree laughter woke Renesmee suddenly from the depths of her stolen slumber. She sighed heavily. Sometimes she really disliked the fact that she was the only person in the family that needed or could sleep. She proferred it when Jacob Black, her best friend and boy friend, was allowed to stay the night.
But that was hardly ever. Her father, Edward Cullen, would have to be in an extremely good mood for the chances to be anywhere near good enough for him to even consider it, let alone for him to say yes. More often than usual, had Edward started to make his feelings show, towards his only daughter's and his wife's best friend's realtionship.
She stomped down stairs, only pausing to shrug her black silk dressing gown over her shoulders. Her Aunt Alice would only allow her to wear the very best of clothes. To Renesmee, clothes were just a necessity, not really a luxury. She didn't care what she looked like, as long it was half-decent, and suitable to the appropriate occasion.
She located the source to all of the noise, which was the lounge, and pushed the door wide revealing her large and very noisy, family; her mother, Bella, her father, Edward, her Aunt Alice and Aunt Rosalie, her Uncle Jasper and Uncle Emmett, and her Nanna Esme, and her Grandpa Carlisle.
Bella sat with nearly all of her family in the lounge of the Cullen family household. They were all sitting around, just chatting away. Bella was quite content, sat there in Edward's arms. Every now and then he would lift his firm, gentle fingers, and brush them along her cheek, or tuck a few escaped strands of hair behind her ear. This had becom a second nature to them both. The atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back. Alice's sharp voice cut through Bella's daydream.
"Hey Bella! Bella! Hello? Over her!" Alice was sat over the other side of the room, leaning against Jasper.
"What is it Alice?" Bella enquired, staring over at her sister-in-law, and one of her best girl-friends.
"Remember what we were meant to do yesterday? And also the thing you've managed to put off for nearly a month?"
Bella nodded grimly at the memory of yesterday's heated conversation. One that had also been repeated over the past 4 weeks aswell.
"Well, guess what! It's gonna happen today whether you like it or not, beacuse i foresaw it this very morning!" Alice replied, ever so casually, but with a triumphant smile on her face. Bella groaned loudly. The whole family burst into laughter, Emmett clearly the loudest, as they all knew of Bella's strong hatred towards Alice's makeovers.
If Bella had still been human, her cheeks would be bright red, and her heart would be thundering like a steam train in her chest. But yet again, her immortal body showed no sign of imperfections. Bella was about to retaliate when the lounge door was pushed open, by her sleep-looking, bed-headed daughter, Renesmee, who was stood there in her red cotton pyjamas and her black silky dressing gown.
Renesmee wandered into the lounge, sleep clouding her eyes, amidst jumbled good mornngs from her family. She plonked herself down onto the sofa, inbetween her mother and father. Bella wrapped her arms around her daughter and whispered in her ear "Morning darling. Sleep well?"
Nessie shrugged her shoulders. "Sort of. I keep getting them nightmares, they woke me up last night. But I was fine after i went back to sleep, so you don't worry" she leaned her head against her mom's shoulder, her reddish-bronze, curly hair all over the place.
Edward who had been listening to his daughter closely, asked, "What were they about this time?"
In answer, Renesmee picked up her mom's hand from her lap, and then proceeded to fix her father with a deep look of concentration. She had lifted her mom's hand so that she could see the dream's too, as Renesmee had her own special way of communicating with others. She was able to show people her own memories and thoughts, so that the person could see the vision in their head as if it were their own. Edward being the mind reader that he was, could serach Renesmee's thoughts himself, so their was no need for physical contact between the father and daughter. Once again Bella and Edward the nightmare that had haunted their daughter's dreams for the past few weeks.
Renesmee was walking through woods at night, dark shadows moving around her. Still Renesmee would walk on, undistracted by them. She continued through the forest until the sun rose above her, and then she reached a small clearing in the closely-packed trees. Beyond the clearing was the sparkling blue ocean, white-capped waves scattered as far as the eye could see. The air was still, no breeze, as Renesmee approached the edge of the tide. Suddenly, as she came quite close to it, she realised there was a massive drop between herself and the sea. She was stood at the edge of a cliff. *snap*. A twig broke in half amongst the woods behind her. Renesmee spun on her heel, her eyes frantically searching the trees for an approaching stranger, her cheeks flushed pink, her pulse racing. But she could see no-one. She took a deep, calming breath, and began to turn back to the waters beneath her. Out of the corner of her eye, she spotted a dark figure spritn from the trees towards her. Renesmee turned, but wasn't quick enough. The unknown stranger ran full pelt towards her, with outstretched arms. The stranger's hands made contact with her shoulders and Renesmee was falling backwards off of the cliff. Before she hit the waves, Renesmee caught a quick glimpse of her attacker. With a sharp yank of recognition, Renesmee realised who the attacker was. As Renesmee Carlie Cullen fell to her death, she stared into the dark brown eyes above her. Renesmee hit the water withan almighty splash, and still her gaze was fixed at the top of the cliff. The figure on the cliff turned away from the prepice and slowly walked away. She let out a sigh, and pushed her long bronze ringlets out of her eyes and continued towards the trees, Only one person Renesmee knew had chocolate brown eyes and bronze ringlets to just above their waist, and she saw her every time she looked in the mirror...it was her.
Edward and Bella exchanged worried glances over the top of Renesmee's head. They both wanted to know what was causing the dreams that were constantly worrying their daughter.
Renesmee looked at her parent's face's and groaned inwardly. She didn't like it when they worried about her so much. Because of the fact that she was an only child, she was spoiled rotten by her whole family, which wasn't all bad, but with that came the problem of her freedom. They rarely let her out of their sight. The only other place that she was allowed to go without her parents was her Grandpa Charlie's house, and even that was getting quite boring after nearly 16 years of going there to get out of the house.
Edward squeezed Nessie's shoulders and said "Please don't stress yourself out about this. We will get to the bottom of it". She nodded and Edward gave her a hug.
Suddenly, from across the room, Alice cried out, "No! Ugh. Today's schedule has completely disapeared. What has he done now?". Edward's grip tightened around Nessie's shoulders as he read his sister's mind.
"What? What did you see Alice?" Bella asked, who was now thoroughly confused. Just as Alice opened her mouth to answer, the front door opened, and with it came a voice, which echoed through the empty hallway, towards the lounge.
"Hey guys, where are you?"
Nessie called out "Jake! We're in the lounge. Come through!" She made to stand up, but Edward pulled her back to sit next to him. Renesmee stared at her dad questionably , wondering why he was acting so strange. As Jacob's footsteps came closer to the lounge door, Edward's face became more and more angry, as he read Jake's mind. Renesmee continued to stare at him, thoughts rushing through her head.
Jacob came through the door with a cheery "Hey guys! What are you all up to?" he glanced around at them all when nobody answered him.
He opened his mouth to ask what was wrong, when Edward growled "How dare you!"
Jacob met his eyes and shrank back towards the door, realising what had happened. The rest of the Cullens stared back and forth between the two. They all wondered what was wrong.
Chapter 5 - Arguments
"Get out of this house now!" Edward roared, leaping up from the sofa. Renesmee, who Edward had still been holding, fell of the sofa and onto the floor.
"Edward, just calm down. Jacob can't have done anything that bad." Carlisle approached Edward from behind and spoke to his son in a soothing voice.
From her position on the floor, Renesmee eyed her Uncle Jasper meaningfully, and then calm swept through the room, taking Edward's anger with it, for now anyway. Jacob walked the last few steps over to Renesmee, gripped her under the arms, and lifted her onto her feet. He then stepped away from her, his eyes remaining locked on Edward's.
"Look, I'm sorry ok-" Jacob began to apologise but was interupted by Rosalie who asked,
"Can someone please explain what he did?" Everybody turned their gaze towards Edward and waited for an answer.
He curled his hands into fists and said "Last week, when he took Renesmee to see Charlie, he didn't. He took her to Seattle instead." His voice trembled with anger, which threatened to morph onto a yell at any given moment.
"But Edward, Charlie rang after Nessie came back and told us they'd just left!" Bella exclaimed, refusing to believe that her best friend had betrayed her trust like that. Jacob knew how important Nessie was to them. He wouldn't dare to put her in that much danger.
"Bells, we did go to Charlie's, but he saw how unhappy Nessie was and practically forced us back out of the door. He said he'd cover for us." Jacob cut across what Edward was about to say and explained to Bella instead. Bella just sat there and stared at Jacob, fury blazing in her eyes.
"That still doesn't give you the opportunity to to abuse our trust for you! We had faith in you and you've blown it!" Alice had joined in now.
Esme , who'd been watching Renesmee closely, stood up and said "Nessie, do you want to come with me for a minute?" Nessie nodded blankly staring at the floor. Esme towards her grandaughter, took her arm and led her out of the room. Emmett and Carlisle followed close behind. Jacob watched them until they were out of the door, then took a deep breath and turned to face the rest of the room.
Nessie followed Esme upstairs, to the farthest place away from the living room, but it still didn't mask the yells echoing from downstairs.
Bella and Edward were sat next to Nessie's bed, day and night. The rest of the family came and went, giving them some peace.
She was lying completely still, breathing gently, her face heavily bruised, the skin on her back scraped off, her ribs badly bruised, and hairline fractures in her jaw and left collar bone.
Even though Alice couldn't see Renesmee in her visions, she foresaw a phonecall from one of the lorrie drivers. She had then tried to contact Nessie, but was too late. The lorrie driver had run to Nessie just after the accident. He had found her phone in her bag, and had rung the first number on the contacts list, which was Alice. They's managed to get there before an ambulance had been called and after persuading the drivers that Carlisle was a fully qualified doctor, they had taken her home.
Renesmee had been unconscious for nearly three days. Jacob had been banned from the house and he was going insane. He would pace back and forth by the river, in his wolf form, listening to what was happening. Carlisle had treated Nessie and now all they could do was wait for her to wake up.
On the morning of the third day, Alice somehow managed to get Bella and Edward to go and hunt. Alice looked at her niece for a short while. She was flat on her back, her curly hair splayed out on her pillow, an oxygen mask around her face. Then Alice went out and shut the door.
The Cullens sat downstairs, not doing anything in particular, when they heard something from upstairs. It was Jacob climbing into Nessie's second floor window. They left him to it; it was Edward who'd forbidden him entry.
Jacob slowly approached Renesmee's bed, agony written clear all over his face, his clothes crumpled and muddy from lying under a tree for three days straight. He sat down beside her, and unable to look at her injured body and face any longer, he bent his head, his forehead touching his two hands surrounding Nessie's.
Suddenly her eyes flew open. She shot upright, and ripped the mask from her face. She stared, eyes panicking, around the room for a few seconds then winced, as her ribs seized up.
"Nessie! Oh my god Nessie you're awake!" cried Jacob.
"Jake? What happened? Where am I?" she leaned back against her pillows clutching her side, panting.
"Well-" Jacob started, but Nessie let out a sudden squeal of pain, and started gasping for air.
"Ness, what is it?! What's wrong?" Jake blurted out in a panic.
"My side...it hurts...I can't breath Jake!" Her face paled and she drew in quick sharp breaths, almost hyperventilating. Jacob raced out into the hallway, yelling for Carlisle.
Everybody was upstairs in half a second, and Carlisle took one look at Nessie, and said sharply "Everyone out. Now! Rosalie, i need you" He already had the things he needed out, and Jacob stood hovering by the door, worry etched into his face.
"Jacob! Go! You can see her after, I promise" Carlisle urged.
Jacob nodded and shut the door.
This is amazing. I love it.You are soo good. You should be an official writer.
This story is awsome...please keep it up and post when you get more....cant wait to see what happens...huggs Rachel "Renesmee" Black said:Chapter 7-Running
Renesmee slammed her bedroom door and paced around the room, trying to clear her head. She was absolutely fuming. How could her family keep that from her for so long? And Jacob knew too? She just couldn't believe it. At this point she was trying, just trying, to gather any sensible thoughts she might have left.
Her family's face's falshed before her eyes. Nessie had no idea why, but then suddenly, it hit her, like tidal waves smashing against jagged cliff rocks. She had to leave. She had to get out of here as soon as possible, so that her family wouldn't get hurt.
No matter how angry she was at them, Renesmee still didn't want any harm to come of the Cullen Family. They were her life, her soul, part of what made her who she was, life without them would be like living on the planet farthest away from the sun. Freezing cold, no means of survival, no oxygen. Life with her family was the only way of life she knew.
With a blank face and mind, Renesmee threw the possesions she had with her into her overnight bag. She would stop by her mother and father's house on her way to wherever she was going, to fetch the rest of the stuff she needed. She dressed quickly, in a pair of blue denim skinny jeans and a blue and white striped, cap-sleeved rugby top. She tied her blue converse hightops onto her size 5 feet, and wrapped her navy hoody with the flower pattern around her, as she glanced out of the window to see lashing wind and rain. Typical. There was nothing like the good old Washington weather to cheer her up.
As Renesmee paused to pull her hair away from her face into a high ponytail, she could hear Esme, Carlisle and Emmett devating whether or not to interrupt the argument downstairs to tell them that Nessie knew what her parents neglected to tell her in her 16 years of life.
Nessie made up her mind that it was too risky going out the traditional way, as they might stop her, so she turned around and unlocked the window. She pushed it open and rain lashed in, encouraged by the wind, which whistled in aswell, making her shiver. There was a sudden hush from the other side of her bedroom door, then the 3 vampires figured out her plan. They all started yelling through the door at her, banging on it, trying to persuade her to open it.
As Emmett shouted "Right stand back, I'm breaking the door down." Renesmee tightened her rucksack straps, took a deep breath, and jumped out of the window, somehow managing to slam the windowshut at the sma etime. She landed in a low crouch, and ran towards the trees, and didn't look back.