BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. I woke with a start and fell off my bed onto the floor. I groaned. I used my fist and randomly pounded on it violently several times, trying to get it to stop. But the stupid thing wouldn't turn off. "WHO THE HELL PUT AN ALARM CLOCK IN HERE AND SET IT TO WAKE ME UP EARLY?!" I screamed to nobody in particular. Bella came in and turned it off. "Finally the damn thing is off! Now I can sleep in peace." I pulled my pink snuggie off my bed along with my pillow and curled up on the floor, to lazy to actually get back in bed.
Bella looked down at me and laughed. "Get up I'm bringing you to meet Edward and his family today."
"Why so early?" I complained.
"His sister, Alice, is taking you shopping today. I noticed you hardly brought any clothes so I thought you might want to buy some," said Bella. "And you know I hate shopping."
"I'll make some bacon with breakfast."
"IM UP!" I immediately got up to shower and get ready while Bella went to make my breakfast. I put on this, . As I put the finishing touches on my hair and make-up, I put on a spritz of perfume, grabbed my purse and skipped downstairs. "Good morning my beautiful sister."
"Wooooow," Bella said sarcastically. "Thats a major difference compared to when I first got you up this morning."
I shrugged my shoulders, "You offered me food. Simple, but effective." I took a big bite of bacon. "So tell me about err, Edward."
"I'm sure you'll like him! You'll love his family! I can see you getting along with Alice quit well, especially Alice." Bella said.
"whatever you say Bells," I said, not really paying much attention. "Where's Charlie?"
"At work," Bella said as she took our dishes to the sink and starts rinsing them so we could leave.
"Of course he's at work, when isn't he at work," I muttered sarcastically.
"Well he IS police chief," Bella pointed out.
"yeah, yeah, wateva," I said.
She put the dishes in the drying rack and turned around, "ready?"
"Yeah," I said, groggily. Now that I had my meal I was ready to go back to sleep.
The drive to there house was much longer than I expected. I may have dozed off a few times in the car... or five. We started to leave the town area and drove through the woods for a little while. Damn, how far off into the woods do these people live?! Its like they live in the middle of nowhere! I would hate to have to be the one making THAT commute to school everyday! We rounded a corner and a HUGE house came into view. My jaw dropped, it was one of the most gorgeous houses I've ever seen. It had amazing glass walls, and was extremely open. I counted 3 stories. The garage doors were open and I saw some pretty rad cars. I was kind of embarrassed that Bella had such an old, loud, noisy junker. These people must be RICH! Then again, Edward's dad IS a doctor. Bella told me ALL about them last night. About how Carlisle and his wife Esme adopted Edward and all of his siblings: Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmet. She also mentioned that Alice and Jasper are a couple and that Rosalie and Emmet are a couple. At first I found that kind of (more like EXTREMELY) odd, but I guess its okay since none of them are actually related, right?
Bella and I got out of the old rust bucket she calls a truck and walked up the steps. The front door swung open and a very beautiful, pixie-like girl who I assumed was Alice from the descriptions Bella had given me. Her eyes were a bright shade of gold that popped with her pale skin. I had never met anybody paler than my sister, this was weird. "Bella! I'm so happy to see you!" She said as she gave Bella a big hug. Alice then turned to me and gave me a hug, which caught me off-guard, "You must be SamiJo! Its so nice to finally meet you! Bella has told us so much about you! Bella also mentioned you needed to get some shopping done! I can't wait! I could literally shop till I drop!" I stiffened when she touched me. Her skin was ice cold, it sent a shiver down my spine.
"Alice! Let them inside of the house, Im sure its chilly outside!" I heard somebody say from behind Alice.
Bella and I stepped inside and the rest of the Cullen's were assembled in front of me. The second I saw these people I immediately felt insecure. I looked down in embarrassment. They were all...beautiful. Could that even be possible? For a whole family to be gorgeous the way this one is? Did they get plastic surgery or something? I peeked up again and blushed when i noticed they were all looking directly at me. No. They didn't look like they had any type of surgery, but they were to....perfect. This is getting weird. Im sure they are nice people and all, but they give me the creeps. Something isn't right here, and I'm going to figure out what.
"Sami, don't be rude," Bella coaxed, gently, knowing how shy I could be when Im in a room full of people I don't know. "Introduce yourself."
"Hi," I said quietly. The beautiful blonde girl gave me an encouraging smile, the blonde-haired boy looked at me with concern, and the one I was pretty sure was Edward was furrowing his eyebrows and looking at me with a confused look on his face. I wonder why? "Im SamiJo."
A beautiful lady with wavy, brown hair stepped up to me and shook my hand, "Hello honey, Im Esme, Carlisle's wife."
Then Carlisle shook my hand, "Hi SamiJo, I'm Dr. Cullen, but you can just call me Carlisle."
The rest of them introduced themselves to me next. I found out the blonde girl was Rosalie and the one that was giving me a worried look was Jasper. I also noticed that they all have extremely cold skin. All of there eyes were straight up gold. It was odd, well, much more than odd, just weird. I wasn't sure what to think about them. They're presence made me nervous and insecure. I just couldn't get over the fact that they were so radiently dazzling. Lost in my thoughts, I somehow ended up in the living room, on the couch.
"So your going to be a sophomore at Forks High School?" asked Esme.
"Yes, ma'am," I said quietly.
"She isn't usually this quiet!" Bella said, butting in. "Sami just takes a little bit to warm up to people."
"Of course, of course!" said Esme.
"Bella, can I speak to you in private for a minute?" Edward said, quietly, leaning toward my ear.
"Sure," I said before awkwardly excusing myself. Sami gave me a pleading look that clearly said she didn't want me to leave her alone with the rest of the Cullen's. Edward and I walked upstairs to his room. He closed the door behind me. "whats wrong?"
Edward was quiet for a minute, leaning against the door, he looked like he was deep in thought. "I can't read her mind, Bella. She's so similar to you.....in scent.....and because I can't read her mind. This is all so strange. Alice has been seeing...odd visions about her. But they have holes in them. Like the way she couldn't see you when you were always with Jacob."
"SamiJo can't get involved with this stuff.....vampires and werewolves. She can't know. I don't need her getting hurt. I wouldn't be able to live with myself if something happened to her...." I said, babbling.
Edward put his hands on my shoulders, "I will do everything in my power to make sure she stays safe, along with you."
"What about Victoria? She said she would be coming back! Im worried!" I said.
"We will keep you and your family safe," Edward said, simply. "You have no need to worry, Bella. There IS something else we need to talk about though, its Victoria. She's back."
"Here we go again..." I said, glancing down at the scar on my wrist from James, Victoria's mate.
"There has been numerous murders and kidnappings in Seattle lately, Carlisle believes it could be Victorias work, we don't know what she's doing, but she made an appearance on the rez, and then she crossed the treaty line into our territory....." He went on to tell me what happened.
I sat down on the couch in Edwards room and but my head in my hands, "I'm so worried about Sami and Charlie now. What if Victoria hurts one of them? It would be all my fault! I should never have let Sami move up here. She would have been so much safer back in Jacksonville with Renee..."
"Bella," Edward said. "We will make sure nothing happens to them, don't stress yourself out, we have it under control."
Bella got up and left with Edward to talk in private! I can't believe her! She left me alone with all of them. For about five to ten minutes I had awkward conversation with them before Bella and Edward finally came back downstairs. I let out a sigh of relief. Luckily, Alice had filed upmost of the conversation with her constant talking. We made plans to go shopping this weekend. THATS going to be an interesting day.....
Emmet and Rosalie disappeared somewhere and so did Carlisle. Esme had made her way to the kitchen with Alice trailing behind. Jasper noticed me sitting there awkwardly and said, "There's no need to be so nervous, Sami." He moved next to me on the couch.
"Is it that easy to tell," I joked.
"No, I just had a feeling," he said.
I raised one eyebrow at him, "okay then, Jasper, suuure."
"Ready to go, SamiBear?" Bella asked.
"Yea," I heard Jasper smirk at the use of my nickname. I turned to him and said, "Don't be a hater now."
"Oh, I won't," Jasper laughed.
I said goodbye to everyone else and let Edward and Bella have a quick little moment before we left. Bella started the conversation first, "Why were you so quiet?!"
I shrugged my shoulders, "I don't know, maybe because I don't really know them...."
"Well what did you think about them?" Bella asked.
"They're....odd." I said simply. "I don't know what it is about them, but there;s something off about them. Care to fill me in?"
Bella stiffened and said coldly, "There's nothing to be filled in."
"Lies and fairytales," I said. "Your not a good lier. Im going to figure it out eventually. They just don't seem normal."
"Well if you think they're a bunch of cereal killers then your wrong," Bella said.
In an overly-dramatic way, I pulled out a pretend notepad and said, "Okay, now I can mark THAT off my list."
Bella smiled at that.
"So are we having dinner with Charlie?" I asked.
"Nope, he's working late tonight." Bella said.
"Oh," I said sadly.
When we got home, Bella made spaghetti and we chatted quietly with each other, tomorrow is Sunday, then I have to go to school with Bella, Edward, Alice, and Jasper, who are all seniors. It near the end of the year, so jumping into this schools curriculum will be interesting. As a Freshman, I am a year ahead than most students in Math and Science. They happen to be my best subjects. Back home I took all gifted honors classes. I was in AP World History, and this school doesn't offer that so I was going to be finishing the course online, in the library for whatever period I had History. I was currently in Chemistry for science and Geometry for math. Making friends will be interesting too, I wasn't really sure what kinds of kids would be there. This town is rather dark and gloomy, I imagine more kids would reflect that personality. But who knows? Maybe I will get a pleasant surprise and the other students will be as open and crazy as I am!
I was distracted from my thoughts by the phone ringing. Bella got up and answered it. I bet its Mom. I wonder why though, I just sent her an email from my phone this morning. Bella looked at me and said, "Okay, I'll tell her." She hung up.
"Mom?" I guessed.
"Yep," she said. "She said to tell you you left your inhaler and your medicine and that she's mailing it here."
"UGH," I said. "I don't need that stuff anymore, I haven't had an asthma attack in over 2 years!"
"You never know when you may need it," said Bella, with a concerned look on her face.
"Because of stupid asthma I haven't been able to be in any legit sports, I hate it! I miss my team!" I said, sadly.
"If it was something I could control I would get rid of it completely," Bella said. "I always hated when you got sick, it made me so scared for you, Sami, you have no idea. Your Asthma has always been worse than most people's. Even if you get a little sick, it could give you an attack."
"Well, I'm fine," I said flatly. "I know the feeling that I get in my lungs when an attack in coming. I haven't had that feeling in so long I've almost forgot how it feels completely. Let's change this dreary subject. What are we doing tomorrow?"
"I'M going down to the rez to talk to Jake," said Bella.
"Great! I'll come with!" I said happily.
Bella stiffened and got serious, "You can't come, I have to talk with Jake in private."
"Thats not fair! I haven't seen Jake since forever ago and YOU live here with him! You have been seeing him every week since you first came here like last year and you want to keep him all to yourself! He's MY friend too!" I yelled, angrily.
"Your to young for what we need to talk about," Bella said, quietly.
"So? You guys can go talk then come back and hang out with me. I'll chat with Billy while you have you conversation or whatever!" I pleaded.
"No, Sami," Bella said. "Besides, Alice wanted to take you shopping in Seattle tomorrow."
"Seattle?" I heard Dad ask from the front door. We must not have heard him drive up from yelling. "You girls aren't aloud in Seattle until those killings go away."
I again noticed Bella go rigid. What is UP with her? It must have something to do with her boyfriend and there family, the Cullen's. "Then Alice can take Sami shopping in Port Angles."
Normally I would flip out that Bella is trying to make MY plans without talking with me first, but hey, a girl can't resist a good shopping trip. But Killings? In Seattle? I bet THATS why Charlie has been working late. "What killings?" I asked.
Charlie sat down where Bella had put out a plate of spaghetti for him, "There has been several mysterious murders there in the last couple weeks. They almost look like animal attacks. But what kind of animal like that would be loose in the middle of a big city? Then there's the missing boy, Riley. He's been missing about the same amount of time. Im worried he's been a victim to one of the murders, his body just hasn't been found yet."
"How awful....." I said going deep into thought. This was all way weird. Ive only been here a couple days and I could already tell something was up. Something abnormal. Maybe paranormal? No, supernatural. That sounds more like it. Completely forgetting Bella and I's argument, I walked upstairs silently to have some alone time in my room. I WILL figure this out.