When I woke up the next day I found myself in my room, in Charlie's house. I wasn't the only in my room.
Edward and Bella were both standing in the right-left corner of my
room. Just staring with suspicion, anger, worried and relief in their
eyes. I knew was in big trouble. Great just what I need. I tell that
they wanted to know why I ran away for a year and 5 months with even
calling. What was I going to tell them? How was I going to explain it
to them? "I ran away because I'm running from the Volturi. After
Jacob found out that I'm from here. I'm actually from the future, and
oh ya did I mention you 2 are my parents. That would start a whole
ton of questions, and speculations then lead up to exposing me, and the
future. Then I'd be in big trouble with the Volturi.
I was about to open my mouth to lie to Bella, and Edward about why I
ran away for so long when a furious Charlie came in the room. Now I'm
dead well with Charlie, at least it wasn't the Volturi. Charlie looked
like he was going to explode at any given second, his face was all
red,and he looked like there was steam coming out his ears. "Bella, and
Edward can you 2 leave the room so I talk to Taylor?" Charlie asked.
"Ya. But dad don't be hard on her ok? Remember I did the same thing as
her. I ran away too. So she probably wanted to do what I did.Like most
younger siblings like to do." Bella blabbed on.
But the whole young sibling wanting to do what the older sibling was a
good lie. But not for now because Bella just ran away for a few day,
and I on the other hand was gone for a year and 5 months for I couldn't
use that as a lie. "Help."
I muttered "I
already did. By coming up with that lie, and trying to make him take it
easy on you Taylor.You're on your own now. Later I want the truth."
answered. "Well that isn't going to help Bella. I was gone way longer
than you Bella.I'll tell you later. Now go."[/i]I told her. I lie about
the last part. There was no way in hell I was going to tell her or
anyone the truth about me running away to Italy. Bella and Edward were
now gone and Charlie started talking.
"Taylor Elizabeth Swan where the hell have you been for the last year
and 5 months?! You runaway without saying about where you are going or
anything. You just decided to runaway. I've been worried sick about
you. You've got some explaining to do young lady. But for now ready for
school, and try not to run away again. Got it from home to school, then
to work if you have to, then here.That's it." Charlie yelled at first,
then cooled down some. I was glad that I didn't need to explain thing
yet. At least I had all day to come up with a lie.
Unless Bella, the Cullens, and the pack, or anyone starts asking for
info about my running away act. "Yikes! I'm so dead. Aren't I? Because
I ran away. From the scale of 1 to 20 how pissed off is Charlie? 20
being furious, and near to having steam coming out of his ears, and
exploding in anger. 1 being not mad at all." I asked Bella and Edward
knowing that they were eavesdropping on everything. And knowing the
answer would probably be higher 20 consider the way the way that
Charlie came in here looking like he was going explode. I hadn't seen
Charlie this pissed since Bella came home from Italy with Edward.
"Oh I'll say Charlie's about a 40 in the mad department. But Charlie's
about a 60 in the worried department. What were you nuts or something
to run away with out a word about where you were running off to? Then
come back and expect that no one would ask about where you ran to. Or
that Charlie wouldn't ground you forever. Why did you run away? You had
us all worried sick about you. And the worse thing is that Alice can't
see you. So she couldn't tell us a inside scoop to what you were up
to." Bella said went on.
But I wasn't really listening that much. I wondering how I got here to
my room. The last think I remembered was being in Edward's Volvo and
talking to Leah and a pissed off Daniel. I had a feeling that he had
something to do with this. But Daniel couldn't have come in here
without leaving his smell. He probably told Paul to bring me in here.
"You were sleep climbing into the window."Edward answered that
thought.That bugged me, especially since I was thinking about Daniel
when answered Edward that thought. No one but Jacob knew about Daniel,
and the future. Now that I was back to Forks I was going to have to
make sure that I didn't think about the future or Daniel or anything
that could make me reveal who I really am.
Before I could even ask Edward how he knew that I climbed up while I
was sleep both he and Bella had left the room. I was glad that they've
so I cold gather up all my thought, and get for school. I suddenly had
a strange feeling that the school was going to go crazy with questions
especially Jessica the gossip queen about me running away once I showed
up. When we got to school everyone in school mouth was open and they
were all staring at me. "What's up with everyone? Why is everyone
staring at me?" I asked, afraid of what the answer might be. Edward and
Bella started laughing.
After 10 minutes of laughing Edward finally answered. "Everyone knows
about you running away. It's been the nonstop gossip around here. And
it's been nonstop everyone's thoughts. That's been annoying. Your
running away act was all over the head lines. The headlines usually
read something like [b]'15 year old Teenage girl runs away. And no one knows why or where she ran off too.'[b]
Edward whispered.Great just what I was afraid of the media, the whole
town, and probably the state of Washington knew about my little run
away act. The last thing I wanted was for the media to be on my tale.
I'm starting to regret ever running away. I completely forgot that
Bella was with us until she started talking.
"People thought you were dead or something had to you. I guess now that
you're back in Forks you're even bigger news because of your return. So
beware of all the media, gossip and the questions that I'm sure Jessica
will throw at you about your run away act." She warned me. I already
knew that Jessica the gossip queen would run up to me and question me
endlessly about my little "trip". Bella continued talking but now in a
"And I almost forgot to tell you try to the pack as much as possible.
Ok? Sam is extremely pissed off. I mean he's been in his wolf for at
least a year maybe more. I don't know. All I know is that he's been
ticked off ever since that day that I think he'd sent Jacob to confront
you about your weird behavior and all that stuff, then you ran off. Oh
and that reminds me Jacob on the other hand really wants to see you. He
says that he wants to talk to you about something. But he didn't say
what so don't ask me what he wants to talk to you about." Bella
The whole Sam, and Jacob thing had caught me totally off guard. Great
Sam is pissed off at me, suspicious about me and I guessing he'll be
keeping a super close eye on me. So I guess now I'd have to try to keep
a low profile for now. And now what was I going to do with Jacob? I
desperately wanted to talk to him, but face to face. But I had a
feeling that I was grounded even if Charlie had gotten around to saying
that this morning. I guess I'd have to the house sneak out later
tonight while both he and probably Bella were asleep. Unless Bella was
wake and willing to cover up for me while Charlie is sleeping. I was
glad I had all day to think about all this.
Edward continued with the Jacob talk. I wish they'd stop talking about
Jacob. "All Jacob could think about was you. Taylor,Taylor,Taylor....
It was annoying reading his thoughts. Even the other wolves were
annoyed with that. They couldn't stand reading Jacob's head. "Edward
hissed he sounded annoyed. The last part made me giggle. "Then maybe
you shouldn't have been reading his thoughts! If they were annoying so
you much. The mind reading thing really gets peoples on nerves. And
maybe the other wolves shouldn't be so nosy. Maybe they should have
minded their business, or maybe they should go into someone else mind!"
I growled angrily. I hated that the wolves pack, and Edward were
reading Jacob's thoughts.
Bella continued the conversation as we walked to the cafeteria, and to
the table where the rest of Cullens were already sitting. They all
turned to look at me with wide, shocked eyes as they like everyone who
was staring at me. But Emmet, and Jasper looked like they were trying
to hold back a laugh. Alice looked angry, worried and confused all that
the same. Rosalie looked like she'd just seen a werewolf come in. She
had a face that said she was disgusted about something. I listened to
the endless Jacob talk that Bella was saying.
Enough with the Jacob talk already! Can't we talk about something else?
Jeez. All this Jacob talk was getting me depressed, and making me want
just run away again. But this time to see Jacob. "Jacob has been really
upset since you left. And the way that Jacob was think about you
sounded like he was either in love with you or had imprinted on you.
Maybe both. Huh who knows? Edward told me everything that Jacob was
thinking. Well anything that had to do with you he told me." Bella
mumbled Jeez If only she knew how dead on she was about the love and
imprinting thing. Edward raised his eyebrow at the thought.I deiced to
think of something else something that wouldn't make Edward more
suspicious of me than he probably already is. Which brought me back to
wondering how did he know that I climbed up to me room last night.
"Heads up. Jessica is about to run up to you and bombard you with her
never ending questions. You've been warned." Edward warned me. "Oh
goody if it isn't my lucky day." I retorted back in a sarcastic tone,
and rolled my eyes. Edward, Bella and the rest of the Cullens expect
for Rosalie started laughing.
"How did you know that I sleep climbed into my room last night?" I
asked Edward. But before Edward could answer Jessica came up to me with
excited written all over her face, and her eyes were full of questions.
And Emmet was making fun of the fact that I climbed up while sleeping
last night. "You climbed up to your room. What are a werewolf or
something? Or just trying to copy Edward by climbing up like he does at
night to see Bella?" Emmet joked he was laughing the most. "Haha. Very
funny." I replied.
"Taylor!" Jessica shouted. Oh goody. Here comes the gossip queen of the
whole school. I turned to look at her. "Hey Jess what's up?" I asked
trying not to sound annoyed at what I knew was coming, but my voice
sounded a bit annoyed. But she didn't seem to notice. "You're back!
That's what's up. So go on tell me everything. And don't leave a single
detail out." she demanded. Ugh! Not now. I still hadn't come up with a
good enough lie yet. "I warned you." Edward whispered so low that not
even Bella or Jess could hear what he was saying. I just stuck out my
tongue like a 5 year old. I had to try to find a way out of this. "Umm
I'll tell you later. Ok Jess. I think Mike is waiting for you or
something." I told her. She looked and saw that Mike was coming here.
"Oh he's not waiting for me. He's just shocked as everyone else is to
see you. I mean come on Taylor you were gone for like forever. Without
letting anyone know where your ran off too. And now that you're back
it's pretty surprising and some people would say amazing too." She
mumbled. Dang it she did have a point there. "Taylor you're back. And
alive, that's relief. So how come you left all of a sudden? And where
did you go?" Mike asked. Great not him too asking me all these
questions. I'd expect this form Jess, but not Mike. From the corner of
my eye I cold see Eric and Angela coming here. Before anyone could ask
anything thing else I stood up and left the cafeteria.
This was insane. Even after I left the cafeteria people still hounded
with questions in the hall ways by the teachers, staff, students ect. I
could someone following. "Taylor." I heard Rosalie's voice call. I
turned around and saw that she was the one following me. Her face
wasn't disgusted anymore, more like wondering now. "What?" I asked
wondering why she was following and what did she want. "Where are you
going this time?" I could see where this was going. She was probably
thinks that I'd run away again. Or something. Rosalie paused of a
second then continued on talking. "Are you just giving up on trying to
come up if a good enough lie to tell everyone including us? Edward told
us that you are thinking of lying to us about your trip. He, and all of
us think that you're hiding something. But Edward especially believes
that because of those thoughts that he's read from your mind. And just
a heads up if you are hiding something don't think about it around
Edward. Or else he'll start wondering like a crazy lunatic like Sam
trying to find out what you're hiding." she warned. Damn it I should
have known that Edward would be reading my mind trying to the truth.
"I'm not going to run away. Trust me on that. I'll only do it if I
haveto. Which in this case mean that last time I ran away was because I
had to. But I'm not saying a thing. So don't ask, because you aren't
going to get a answer. So just let me do what I'm doing." I told her
trying not to sound like there was something else. "Ok fine do what you
need to do. But you better go back to the cafeteria and get your stuff,
then head to your first hour class. Alice says that Charlie is going to
check up on you making sure you're in class. And not on some run away
trip again." Rosalie warned. Ugh! Great Charlie was coming to check up
on me. What am I 5 years old again? I felt like I was
5 year old that needed to be watched over so I wouldn't do any crazy.
I followed Rosalie back to the cafeteria where Bella, Jessica, Mike,
and the rest of the Cullen clan, along with Angela, and Eric were
staring at both me and Rosalie. Jessica face was still excited, she was
probably jumping up and down inside and her eyes were fulled with a
flood of questions, which I was sure she was going to throw at me
later. Mike looked like he was surprised that I just didn't leave the
school. Angela was taking pictures of me like crazy. I guess I'm going
to be the top headlines for the school newspaper. "There you are
Taylor. Mike thought you were going to run off again. Ok come on you've
got to spill it. Tell me everything that happened on that tear long run
away trip you took. Where did you go? Did you meet any anyone? Come on
I need details, and lots of them." Jessica demanded with anxious eyes.
I needed more time to think up a better lie than the one I was about to
say but didn't.
Luckily the bell rang and it was time to go to class. I was glad that I
didn't have Jessica till 5th hour biology that gave me enough time to
think of something better. "Umm.. sorry Jessica I got to go to class.
Charlie will be checking up on me making sure I'm in class, so I'lltell
you everything later in class or at lunch. I promise." I told her,and
went off to class with Edward and Bell walking beside me. "Ok fine. But
remember I want details, don't try to shorten anything. I want detail,
don't leave anything out. And pictures that's if you have any which I
hope you do. I'll see you at lunch and in class" she commanded. Jessica
looked disappoint that she didn't get to hear what she asked for. Jeez
that girl could ask for alot of things meaning that I'd now have to lie
more, and search online for pics of the trip everyone thinks I went on.
I could see that she was determined to know everything.
I was now out Jessica's sight and walking with Edward and Bella. But I
was still asked questions as I walked. But once everyone had stopped
bugging me with questions I again brought up the subject of how did
Edward know I climbed up my up my room last night. "Ok spill it Edward
before someone comes asking me question. How did u know that I climbed
up my room last night?" I demanded. Edward sighed and looked at
Bella."You'd better tell her. Or else she'll just keep asking you like
crazy. And trust she'll be pissed off once you tell her that we were in
her room." Bella whispered to Edward probably thinking that I wouldn't
I was now pissed off. I hated when anyone came in my room, because I
had stuff from the future, they were all over the place. Bella and
Edward could have looked all around the room and found that stuff, and
busted me, well the stuff that Daniel didn't take they would have
found. I was going to get a lock for the door or something to keep them
away from my room. "Hang on you guys were my room! Why the hell were
you in there? To look for clues for why I ran away. Or did Sam want to
look around to see if his suspicions of me were true? Or to find
something out of the ordinary? You know can't come in my room." I
yelled. "I told you that she'd get pissed off. And she hasn't even
heard why we were in her room." Bella said. Edward was trying not to
laugh. But he still did.
"We didn't look around your room. Well Sam did and some of his
suspicions were true. He found some note talking about the Volturi, and
some other stuff. But Sam didn't read it, none of us did. We all wanted
to but Jacob took and ripped it up before any of us could read it. He's
been acting weird since the day you ran away. And we know that you lied
about not missing anything when we found that scent in your room.
Soyou've got some explaining to do about the why did you have the scent
that was in your room a year ago when you got back. And about things
that the pack found. And Sam wants to know everything about what he
think you're hiding. And why Jacob is acting so weird. I mean extremely
weird he kept on taking the things that Sam found and threw them out,
some of them were burned I think. Sam kept on asking Jacob why did he
care so much about what ever it was that hiding, and why was he doing
all the things he was doing. But Jacob didn't anything. So Sam is
ticked off that Jacob. Thinks Jacob's on your side or as he calls it
the enemies side. Sam also thinks that Jacob is hiding something from
us, and that he's lying about the day you left, that you and Jacob
might have talked more than what Jacob let all of us to believe.
Because Sam doesn't trust you, and with Jacob's weird behavior Sam
doesn't trust Jacob, and is on both of tails. But mostly yours. Sam
also think you're reason why Jacob is acting crazy.The reason why we
were in your room was because Bella was sleeping in there. So I stayed
to keep a eye out for your return. Well that's if you survived which
now we all know you did." Edward said a dark voice.
I was caught guard by the whole Sam searching my room thing, and the
fact the some of that some of his suspicions turned out to be true
because of the thing he found. Damn it! I forgot that I would have
Daniel's smell on me hen I came back. But most of all I couldn't
believe that Jacob was taking fault for this mess I created. What have
I done? I'm in big trouble now. I hope that the Volturi don't find out
about any of this. I had to come up with a lie quick before anything
else bad could happen.
"Umm.. ok about the smell well I think that who ever it was might have
been in the same place as I was and at the time. And I might of crossed
paths with them. But I didn't notice them or the smell." I lied about
they seemed to believe me. But Edward still questioned me about why I
didn't notice the smell. "You might have crossed paths with it
And you didn't notice anything while you were you trip. Why didn't you
remember or recognized the smell Taylor? After all the smell was in
your room. So who or what ever it was is after you, and following you.
How else would you explain it?" Edward asked. He sounded like he was
talking to himself at the last part. I was about to tell him a lame
excuse. But at least he wouldn't know it wasn't true. "Um... I'm a
human how was supposed to remember a smell was in my room a year ago.
I'm not vampire or a werewolf that remembers a smell. Plus when I
didn't smell anything when I was in there a year ago. So I didn't
notice a scent. And I didn't know about the scent till you smelled it.
You vampires and werewolves have a better sense of smell then us
humans. And I bet Bella didn't notice the scent either when she was in
my room." I retorted back.
I could see that Edward was now mad. But he looked like got my point.
"Ok fine I'll give you that. But it still doesn't explain much.If they
were in the area as you then why didn't they attack or do something to
you? We'll talk about this later. Charlie is coming. He's just around
the corner." Edward said. Bella looked mad at Edward. "Bella why do you
look mad or something?" I asked. Edward looked at Bella. "I'm not mad
at you. If that's what you're think. I'm mad at Edward. It sounded like
he wanted something to happen to you." Bella mumbled.
But before I say anything Charlie showed up. Damn it. "Taylor, Bella,
Edward what you are guys still in the hall way for? Didn't your first
class already start?" Charlie asked looking at me. He had that look
that said "You better not be running again. Or planning to run away again."
"Umm... we know dad. We were just talking. We just lost track of time.
And can you stop giving Taylor that look. She isn't going to run away.
Trust me on that. Edward, the rest of the Cullens, and I will make sure
of that. We've got a eye on her." Bella promised Charlie. Oh goody I'm
going to be babysat. Isn't this my lucky day. I rolled my eyes at Bella
,and the thoughts that were coming in my head. Edward laughed. "Ok then
get to class. All of you Taylor." Charlie said still looking at me. "Ya
I got that dad. You don't have to throw my name out there so I know
that you specialty mean me. I already that. Plus I was the one that ran
away for a year and 5 months. So back off. Jeez." I hissed. Then walked
off to class.
Surely enough throughout the day everyone asked me questions about
my return, and running away ect. When I got to lunch it was the same
thing, people bugging me trying find out info about my little act. I
wish that all this would become old new already. But this time the
Jessica gossip was there waiting for me at the Cullen table with
anxious, and question fulled eyes. She was jumping up and down on her
seat like a jumping bean. I knew that she wouldn't forget about the
little promise I made to her this morning. I was glad that I had some
of my lie already to throw at her when she asked. But she might be
disappointed what little I was going to give her. Oh well she would
just have to deal with it.
Before I could even sit down Jessica started with questions. "Taylor!
Ok you promised that you'd tell me everything this morning so come
spill it." she demanded "Umm... well what do you want to know exactly?"
I asked hoping that it would something easy that she would ask about.
But knowing Jessica she'd probable ask about where I went, and did I
met any cute guys ect. "Oh you already know what I want to find out. I
told you this morning." she told me. She sounded like a villain from a
superhero comic or something trying to get the information they wanted
from the source. "I forgot what you said this morning."I told her the
truth for once.
Jessica sighed before talking. "I want to know everything. Where did
you run off to? Why did you run way? Spill it. I want to know details
lots of them. Don't leave anything thing out." She demanded. I could
that she was anxious and curious for my answer. And I could see that
Edward, Bella, Alice, and rest of the Cullen clan were curious too. So
I bet they'll definitely be listening especially annoying mind reading
Edward. Edward laughed at that thought. So I lied about most of it. I
wasn't going to let anyone find out the truth.
"Um... I ran away because I just wanted to get away from Forks. I
wanted to venture out. It was a spur of the moment thing. My adrenaline
was pumping and I didn't know where I was going. I just decided to get
out of here. I didn't tell anyone. I didn't pack anything to go. I left
everything behind. I didn't know where and if I was going to back. I
ended up going to Italy. And that's it." I lied thorough my teeth. The
last part about going to Italy was true. Jessica frowned at what I
told. I guess it wasn't what she was looking for, I bet she was looking
for a lot more details than what I give her.
But that wasn't the case for Bella, the Cullens. Most of their faces
were frozen and freaking out. Edward looked furious, like he was about
to yell or something, he was mostly serious. I guess I shouldn't have
mentioned going to Italy. Because that clearly pissed them. Alice and
Bella's expression were worried, and confused and something else, but I
couldn't tell what it was. Rosalie, Jasper, and Emmet all looked
confused and guarded for some reason. I didn't notice that Jessica was
trying to get my attention until she grabbed me and shook me. "Taylor
are you ok? You seem like you're lost in space or something." Jess
asked. "Ya I'm fine." I told her. "Ok. So what else? Did you meet
anyone? What happened while you were in Italy? I mean you you were gone
for a pretty long time. You've gotta have more details. Give me more
details Taylor. Please." She begged, and did the puppy dog face like
little kids do to get something they want.
Jeez what do I have to do or say to get her off my back? I knew that
she wouldn't stop bugging me till she got the answer she was so
desperately looking for. "No. Jess I didn't meet anyone, and nothing
happened while I was in Italy. And I already told you the part about
why I ran off the way I did. I don't have anymore details. So just let
it go. Ok Jessica?" I told her. Jessica's frown got deeper than before.
Then she nodded in agreement, but she still kept on pushing it. "Ok.
Fine. But next time you run away I want proof,and a lot more details.
Uh... Hello it's the 21st century century where you can record, take
picture ect of your trip. Do that next time." she pointed out. She was
really starting to get on my nerves about the whole running away thing.
I could still see that she was still disappointed.
"Ya sure. Like Charlie is ever going to let me out ever again. He was
pretty pissed off this morning. You can ask Bella she was there. If I
run away again he might end up sending me to live with Renee. Or maybe
he'll have me locked in my room for of eternity. Or something." I
exaggerated. Jess looked at Bella then back at me. "Stop exaggerating
Taylor. Bella ran away too. And Chief Swan didn't send her way to live
with your mom. And she isn't locked up in her room. So what makes you
think that'll happen to you?" she asked. I was gone longer than Bella.
So I would probably get in more trouble then her. "Umm... Jess I was
gone longer than Bella. She was only gone for 3 days. And I was gone a
year. So who is more likely to get in more trouble her or me?" I asked
Jessica. Jessica seemed to get my point. It felt like I was gone longer than a year, and a couple of months.
"Ok I see you point there. You would get in more trouble than Bella.
But don't you think you're being a little over dramatic. It's not like
you didn't come back." Jess mumbled. I rolled my eyes, and noticed that
the cafeteria was already empty. We all had lost track of time. All of
us got up, and went to class. Expect for Bella,Edward, and the rest of
the Cullens. I knew that this was going to happen once I said that I
went to Italy. I knew that they'd have little talk about that. I could
see it in their eyes. I should have kept my big mouth shut. Or at least
said a different place, like London or something. Too late now. I
sighed before speaking. "Ok. Let me have it. You guys are going to
starting all pissed off, or all worked up about me going to Italy. I
can see it in your faces. And it was nothing. The all mighty Volturi
weren't there. If they were there don't you think they would be here to
check up on you, and Bella. To see if you 2 Edward, Alice kept you
word, and turned Bella into a vampire. So relax there's nothing you
guys need to worry about." I told them.
They all still looked mad, expect for Alice. Alice now looked confused
about something. I bet it has something to do with my runaway act and
her not being able to see me. Edward was the one that spoke first. "Are
you insane Taylor? Why the hell would you go off to Italy? Especially
with the Volturi there. Are you out of your mind?! Why would you go and
run off to Italy? Out of all the places you could have gone to you just
had to go to Italy. We are in bigger trouble now because there are 2
Volturi clans coming here. We don't why, or how its possible that there
are 2 Volturi clan. All we know it that now we are in bigger
I looked at Alice guessing she must have seen something that involved
both Volturi clans. How else would Edward, and probably the rest know
that there were 2 Volturi clans coming? Alice was staring at me, and I
could see that she was seeing something. I had a feeling it had
something to do with me, and probably the mystery of the 2 Volturi
clans. That meant more trouble, and more problems. Great just what I
needed more problems, and trouble. Ugh! I was starting to wonder what
Alice was seeing. But I was afraid to find out because it might have
something to do with the Volturi, which meant it involved me.
"Alice what is it? What did you see? What's wrong?" Bella asked in a
worried tone, but with a hint of confused thrown in. Bella looked at me
with suspicious wide eyes. Something told me that she was now
suspicious about me too. What kind of mess have I gotten myself into?
The cafeteria was now empty so we were the only ones there. After a
long moment of silence Bella asked Alice again what she saw. This time
she answered " I saw the Volturi. Both of them coming here for
something but I don't know what. And I couldn't see what it was or if
they got it. It all of sudden the vision went blank. It disappear just
like when something disappears in my visions if the wolves or Taylor is
in it. But I doubt that wolves would be involved with anything that had
to do with the Volturi. The Volturi don't even know about the wolves.
But they do know about Taylor. So it must have been Taylor there. Who
else could it be? Taylor you didn't happen to go to the Volturi or
anywhere they live when you ran off did you?" Alice asked in a curious
"Not this anything. Why do you right away assume it was me that was
your vision? It could have been anything or anyone. And the Volturi
weren't there when I ran off. I didn't go anywhere Volterra. And don't
you think that if the Volturi were in Italy when I was there that have
would have found me?" I pointed out. Alice looked at me with shocked,
and questioning eyes "Who else could it be Taylor? I mean it obviously
can't be the wolves they don't know about the Volturi. And for some
reason I can't see you. So what else can it be? Plus everything that
has happened so far has either involved you or has something connect to
you. Unless you know something that we don't know about. Something that
can help us figure out what's going on. Do you know something that we
don't know?" Alice asked. Everyone turned to look at me. I felt like I was being interrogated by the FBI or something.
Was it that obvious that I was hiding something from them? "No I'm not
hiding anything from you guys. I know just as much you do. You guys
should know more though. Have the wolves found anything?" I asked
hoping to that the attention I was getting from Bella, and the Cullen
would pass. "No the wolves haven't found anything yet. Most of them are
trying to figure out what's going with you, and Jacob. And we all are
starting to think that you do
something that you're not us. Something that can help figure this mess
out."Edward muttered. I rolled my eyes at him but he didn't see it.
Edward continued to talk about my odd
behavior ect. "I
think you might have left out alot of details when you told Jessica
about your run away act. There's something weird about you Taylor. You
are weird. What did you leave out of your runaway story that you told
Jessica?" Edward wondered, and rolled his eyes at what he was saying. I
was starting to get annoyed Edward. "What I told Jessica was the truth.
And you guys were there. Ok? So stop bugging me about this. Jeez." I
complained They didn't seem convinced at all. Ugh! This was going to be
a problem. What else could go wrong today? What else was going to
happen? I felt like the whole universe was against me today. Some of
the things that could go wrong were happening.
After 10 minutes silence the principal came in looking surreptitious
about why we were the only ones left in the cafeteria, and why we were
late to class. Well why Bella, and the Cullens were late for class.
This was my free period so I free to hang around. Bella, Edward, and
the rest of the Cullens were at least 30 minutes late to class. Bella
and Edward were supposed to be in their English class. Rosalie, Emmet,
Jasper, and Alice were supposed to be in P.E.
The principle cleared his throat before talking. "Is there a problem
here? All of you are late for you classes, so I assume there's either a
problem or you are ditching class." he said looking at me. I had a
feeling that he thought I was behind all this. "There's no problem here
Principal Greene. This is our free period hour. We were just talking."
Edward lied smoothly. It almost sounded like a believable to someone
who knew it was a lie. Principal Greene seemed convinced. I wondered
aimlessly if he was going to check our class schedules to see if Edward
was lying or not. "Well then if you don't mind could go somewhere
elseand talk." the principal mumbled. "We don't mind." Edward
answered.Principal Greene started walking away when he noticed me.
"Ah if it isn't Little Miss runaway Swan. Back from your long trip I
see. Well you have tons of work, tests,etc to make up. You can make up
the work in detention tomorrow. So don't get into anymore trouble than
what you are already in." he pointed out. That was easier said than
done. There was trouble coming at me from every corner. I started
thinking about what I had I done to get in detention after he mentioned
me going to detention to make up my missed work.
"I already did all the work I missed Principal Greene. Bella and Edward
caught me up on what I missed. And I've already handed in all that work
I've missed. So I don't think I need detention to it make up. Plus I
haven't done anything yet that may put me in detention." I pointed out.
He looked at me with scrutinizing eyes. I could tell that he thought I
was lying about all of it. I didn't blame him for that, because around
here I was known as the "bad girl" that hung out with the wrong crowd.
So I intended to get into a lot of trouble. "Well while you were gone
in your little adventure trip you missed 10 detention days that you
were supposed go to before you ran away. But since you haven't yet done
anything wrong I may consider on letting off the hook for now. And try
to stay out of trouble Taylor." Principal Greene whispered. There was
doubt behind that last part he said.
I sighed, and rolled my eyes. "I'll try not to get in trouble. I
promise. Scouts honor." I promised. But I wasn't sure if I would be
able keep that promise, especially since I was already in a lot of
trouble. The principal nodded and walked away. Edward laughed once
before he and the rest of us walked to the Volvo. "You are such a liar
Taylor." Edward mumbled under his breath. "Hey at least I'm a better
lair than Bella. And I don't make lame excuses to skip classes so you
can continue on bugging me about why I've been acting weird, and Jacob
weird behavior." I hissed. They were never going to give up on trying to figure what I was up to. Were they?
From the corner of my eyes I could see Edward nodding at that thought.I
rolled my eyes at him but he didn't see it. "We just want to figure out
whats going on Taylor. And why it all seems to link straight to you. No
need to get all worked up about it. Jeez you're just like Bella in that
department. The both of you get worked up out about nothing." Alice
mumbled, and stuck out her tongue like a 5 year old. And she continued
talking now in a serious tone. "You are insane Taylor. Do you have a
death wish or something? Why did you go the Italy? You know about the
Volturi. What were you thinking?" Alice hissed.
Not this again. Weren't they listening earlier when I told that the
Volturi weren't there in Italy when I was there. What do they want me
do run away again? To end all this. I felt like I was being questioned
by the FBI again. They were getting on my nerves, and driving me
insane. Edward started to laugh. "Good I'm glad that we're starting to
get on your nerves. Then maybe you might start telling us the truth
about what you know, what you're hiding. And who is Daniel? You've been
thinking about him alot lately. Almost worrying about him or
something." Edward mumbled under his breath.
Damn it! He caught me thinking of Daniel. I'd gotten so used to
thinking about the future freely with out having anyone expect Daniel
hearing my thoughts. That I'd totally forgotten that I had to keep most
of my normal
thoughts about the future, Daniel, and everything else that no one
about out of my head now because of Edward. Now I was going to have to
find some way out of this mess. But how I was going to explain my
thoughts about Daniel? I guess I was going to have to come up with
convincing lie. "Umm... Daniel is an old friend from Phoenix. I saw him
when I left." I lied.
Edward didn't seem convinced. He looked at Bella, and opened his mouth
to say something but I interrupted him. Because I knew he was probably
going to ask Bella if I was telling the truth. "If you were about to
ask Bella if I'm the truth don't waste your breath. Bella doesn't know
Daniel because she didn't hangout with the people I hang out with in
Phoenix." I lied again this time Edward looking a bit convinced that I
wasn't lying even though I was. Edward looked at Bella again. Bella
nodded. "Taylor's right. I never hung out with her or her friends. And
she never talked about them. So anything that she's thinking that
includes her friends back in Phoenix don't come asking me about that.
Because I'm as clueless as you are when it comes to her." Bella mumbled
under her voice. She sounded annoyed.
I can't believe that Bella went along with that lie. I wasn't even
there in Phoenix when Bella lived there. Bella must have known that I
was lying or something to go along with it. But what? I had a feeling
that the Volturi might have been in involved with thing whole Phoenix
thing too. I suddenly had a quick flashback from the future. It was the
last day that I'd been in the future the day that the almighty Volturi
came to send me here. I remember Aro laying the down the orders, and
the rules of my coming here to the present. But I mostly remembered the
Volturi talking about the changes they were going make to do with the
past to somehow make it seem that I saw a part of it. I guess that
included changing Bella's past when she was Phoenix. I wondered what
else did that the Volturi change to add me here. I didn't notice Bella
trying to get my attention until she took my hand and started to drag
me to the Volvo.
"Get in Taylor." Bella said while she was still dragging me to the
Volvo. I pull my arm free, and started to walk the direction away from
the Volvo. I heard someone clear their throat Emmet I guessed, and I
heard foot steps behind me I knew it was probably Edward. "Where are
you going Taylor? The car is way." Emmet mumbled. "There's no way I'm
going to sit in car for hours while I get question relentlessly about
nonsense things I'm walking home, and maybe get into some trouble on
way." I lied. I laughed darkly, knowing that I was already in trouble.
"Oh no you're not Taylor. You're in enough trouble as it is after the
running away act you pulled. Get back here. Taylor!" Bella shouted.
I stopped walking away to look at her. Her face was all upset, and
angry like she was going to try to do whatever she could to make me go
back. I rolled my eyes at her. "Don't worry I'm not going to runaway
again Bella. Jeez you're worse than Edward when he's trying to get you
away from wolves." I told her and started walking again. This time I
heard Edward following me going faster each time I walked faster. So I
started to run but I wasn't planing on going to Charlie's or the
Cullens. I wasn't even sure where I was heading. All I knew was that I
had to get out of here away from Forks. "Edward let her go. It's no use
telling her anything. She'll just do what she wants anyway. Like
always." I heard Bella call to Edward. I was relived that she finally
let me go without a argument, and let me do what I was on doing even if
she wasn't fully aware of my plan. I wasn't even 100% sure what my plan
was either. But I kept on running to the unknown.