Before I got turned, I was known as Lillian Rose Masen. Yes I am related to Edward Cullen. In fact, I'm his cousin. I was changed at the age of 17 (I am only 2 months younger than Edward), by a close family friend, Samuel Evans, once he realised I was dying.
My parents told him to do everything to help me survive. So he did just that. Samuel is a doctor, & he knew Carlisle Cullen since they were both young. Samuel changed his wife Ruby not too long after I was changed. Funny thing was that she was best friends with Esme when they were both humans. We are a small coven, all vegetarians vampires.
Our permanent home is in Mobile, Alabama. Which is 1 day and 20 minutes from Forks. I made Samuel and Ruby promise that would go to Forks and visit the Cullens one day. They said way back when I was younger it was too soon to let Edward know I was alive. Also the same for Ruby to Esme. But we would be going someday soon to visit them. Samuel said he was going to call Carlisle and see if he and his 'family' (no names were mentioned) can visit.
I have honey brown hair and I am 5'11. Ruby has really dark brown hair and is 5'9. Samuel has blond-brown hair, which is close to mine, and is 5'10. As the saying goes 'the child will be taller than the parents'. Seeing as my features are simular to both of theirs I can easily be their daughter. We move every 10 years or so, thanks to my special ability. I can change the ages of people, vampires, and even werewolves. I'm the only one who has a special ability, but we all have the ability to never drink human blood. It's just not in our nature.