16: Thank You For The VenomDeath was like floating. There was no pain, simply a soft darkness that surrounded everything. I was relieved--maybe there wasnt an afterlife after all. This was wonderful--I could stay here forever.16: Thank You For The Venom6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This was it? How easy dying was! Such an easy solution! I shouldve tried this years ago!
I thought of my son, filling my mind with his face. I remembered him without pain or regret or sadness--just soft remembrance.
I felt nothing--heard nothing--saw nothing. Nothing but his face. So wonderful, so peaceful. I did not miss my senses.
There was suddenly a pinpoint of feeling somewhere in this darkness--a warming sensation that seemed to grow and intensify as the seconds wore on.
I wanted to ignore it--I tried so desperately hard to ignore it--but it was coming for me, whether I chose or not. It was getting bigger and bigger, and the heat was like that of the sun.
Faster and faster, closer and closer it came. I discovered could feel my head and arms, and it was such
HomecomingMy hand hovered just above the paper as I skimmed the blueprints. A new window there, maybe a new door here--Homecoming6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There came a very distracting knock from the door, and I sighed. I paused, though, and listened for any signs of life--there was no audible heartbeat, only a pair of quiet breathing. They had to be vampires then. But what business did others of our kind have here? Surely, Carlisle wouldve let me know of any visitors!
Confused and slightly frustrated, I turned away from my paper and went to the door, straightening my skirt. I could hear Carlisles steps as he came down the staircase, also curious about our unexpected guests.
I opened the door, and a mismatched couple stood opposite me. A tall blonde man held hands with a short, black-haired woman at his side. The man was tall--possibly taller than Carlisle--and his hair was just as blonde, though slightly longer. I stifled a gasp at the crescent scars that reflected on his skin. His eyes were gold like mine, an
Rose 3: Edward Half a week had passed when I finally emerged from my room. Esme had visited me once after the first; I heard Carlisle checking up on me a few times; and Edward never came. That made me sad, that Edward disapproved of my immortalitynot that I approved, either. But the fact that he seemed repulsed by meRose 3: Edward7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I took a last glance at the reflection in the mirror, and gave myself a light smile. Over the last few days, Id gotten used to my appearance, my murderous eyes. I realized how my blond hair now gleamed in the light, how my body had become almost shapelier in its granite-like substance. And, most importantly, how it shone in the sun. That fascinated me to no end; yesterday, I had sat in my room, just observing my wrist, my arm, twinkle in the sun.
Thirst was the reason for leaving my sanctuary: the unbearable pain in my throat. It needed to end, and I knew Carlisle would have the answer.
My steps were timid as I descended the st
The MeadowIt was a rare sunny day when Bella asked me about my, well, our now, meadow. We were laying in the exact center of the circle on our backs, my right arm wrapped under her neck and shoulders, and her right arm wrapped around my waist, head resting on my chest and shoulder. I was stroking her hair absentmindedly, and she kissed my neck. I smiled down at her, and she smiled warmly back. The sun glistened off my skin like diamonds, and Bella warmed the entire right side of my body. That was when she asked me the question.The Meadow7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
How did you discover this place? she asked quietly, carefully, as if cautious about my answer. Her gentle voice was like bells to my ears. Her question caught me off-guard, as did all her questions.
That, my dear, I started, shifting her position and mine so that she now rested lightly overtop of me, her arms around the back of my neck, head on my shoulders, looking to the left. My arms were around her waist, keeping her close. My chin reste
Esme 12: HomewreckerAdjusting to life in Andromedas house was as easy as breathing. It was warm and nurturing--her husband, Peter, and their three girls welcomed me into their lives with open arms. My heart healed, and I couldnt have imagined a better environment for me to live in. I adjusted to the life so well--almost as if it was made for me.Esme 12: Homewrecker6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was a cold December afternoon when everything abruptly ended.
Esme! Andy called from the front door. Telegram!
I ran down the stairs in response, curious. She smiled as she saw me and shook off the snow from her coat, handing me the folded envelope.
I didnt look--its just addressed to you. I turned it around in my hands, wondering what it was. Oh, how great it would be to hear from Essie and Laura again!
I was excited, and I ripped open the paper. Three little sentences met my eyes.
He knows. You have to get out. Were coming up, but dont wait for us. There was no name.
Reassurance BD SpoilersMy breathing came out in rasps as I realized the situation in its entirety. The Volturi was going to decide whether we all lived or died. I knew that everything could end--so quickly--for all of us; we may not even notice when the guard ripped us apart and burned our bodies.Reassurance BD Spoilers6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
We had at least a few minutes, and I wanted to say goodbye. As I walked passed my family, I touched their faces: Edward, my favorite; Renesmee, my new granddaughter; Bella, my new daughter; Rosalie, my spoiled child; Emmett, my comedian. At least Alice and Jasper would escape this--were already safe.
And finally, Carlisle. The light of my world, my sun. I reached for his hand. I held it very tightly, as if it was my one saving grace. Our eyes met, both unbearably grim.
I love you, Carlisle, I whispered passionately.
I love you, too, Esme. Carlisles eyes became suddenly hard. We will get through this, he vowed.
He squeezed my hand, and with the reassuring pressure, I
Danika Chapter 2She woke up in a white room in a soft warm bed. She looked around; no one was there.Danika Chapter 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She noticed she was hooked up to things, and began to freak out. She tore them out and slowly lowered herself to the floor, and started hoping away.
A doctor noticed her in the hallway and began to chase her. She panicked and bolted off down the hall. The pain was too much, so she slowed down, and the doctor caught up with her. She struggled to get away, but it was no use the doctor was stronger. The doctor picked her up and carried her back to her bed. She passed out from the pain on the way there.
She woke again, but this time she woke in a room full of children. Wide eyed, she crawled out of bed and looked at some of the sleeping children.
"This is your new home." A voice said from behind her. She jumped and turned around.
"I didn't mean to frighten you. I'm your caretaker. My name is Ms. Brooks." She noticed it was the women that carried her.
Ms Brooks held out her hand with a smile.
"What's your n
Rose 7: Carlisle I felt incredibly satisfied when I got home. Id crushed John to a pulp; his screams still echoed in my head.Rose 7: Carlisle7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One down, four to go.
And only one would matter.
I was immensely proud of myself; I hadnt been tempted once to bite him. Id only thought about my actions: his smell only made the thirst a tad bit more pronounced. I was glad Id gone hunting yesterday.
I unlocked the door of my new home, trying to be stealthy until I remembered our super hearing. I quickly dropped the façade, and was shocked silent when I saw Carlisle blocking the entrance to the living room, and, therefore, my room. His face was calm--Id never seen a man as calm as he--and serious.
I was wondering if you would like to talk with me for a minute, Rosalie, He said quietly, getting up and pulling a chair next to him. I sat without a word, fearing what he would say. Id only known him a week, but
Esme 21: We Never ChangeJust hold your breath if it ever gets too hard for you, Carlisle reminded me for the hundredth time this morning as I pulled on my new jacket. I sighed and turned to the mirror, trying to style my hair.Esme 21: We Never Change6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I know, I know--you sound like you have so little trust in me! I teased lightly, tucking a lock behind my ear. I smiled at my reflection, pleased, before turning back to him.
Carlisle was tense as he handed me my sunglasses. Nervous. Just squeeze my hand--we can just run home if you ever feel tempted. I took his offered fingers eagerly.
I think Ill be fine, I told him. I dont want to kill anybody, so why should I? Still, I took a deep breath as we paused at the front door.
Ready? he asked. I stared ahead at the wood and nodded. Carlisle sighed and opened the door . The wind blew straight into my face, and it carried with it a delectable scent--so much more delicious than the deer, a hundred times
Carlisle 1: NightmareI was standing at my fathers podium, and I had no recollection of getting there.Carlisle 1: Nightmare7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The day was hot; the small wooden church was suffocating. I could feel the slivers of sunlight hitting my back, soaking through my skin. The floorboards creaked and settled: I looked up, and, to my surprise, I saw an audience before me.
They were faces I recognized: my neighbors, my close friends, and even a few family members I hadnt seen in years. I smiled meekly to my group. I was met, for some unfathomable reason, with glares.
I cleared my throat before realizing I had nothing prepared to preach; my mouth seemed too dry to improve.
Luckily, I was interrupted.
By my father.
He was walking down the aisle now; everyone turned to look. The floorboards creaked and moaned under his weight. The sun shone brightly through the doors behind him; it made him look like a simple silhouette.
I couldnt help but notice, as he came closer, how penetrating his gaze was. His cold gray eyes pe
Esme's Isle: FinaleSome 50 Years Later .Esme's Isle: Finale6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Esme? Edwards voice was almost hesitant as he crossed the living room. I set down my pencil and smiled as he sat next to me on the sofa.
Yes? I asked.
I was wondering if Bella and I could possibly borrow your island for our honeymoon.
I couldnt help my gut reaction--the words Absolutely not! were the first things to come to mind. I shouted them at him; Edward flinched at the ferocity of my thoughts.
Isle Esme was my island--my anniversary present! It was the place Carlisle and I shared--it was ours, our own little private sanctuary. We didnt go as often as I wouldve liked--sometimes it was tricky for us to go even for our anniversary--but it was ours.
To let Edward and Bella use it, for any length of time, would be like giving it away--every kiss, every touch Carlisle and I had ever shared on the island would instantly become theirs--and that intimacy wa
Alice 1: WillowMary! Mary Brandon, you get back in this house at once! Mothers voice was distant, but the fact that I could still hear her was annoying.Alice 1: Willow6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Its Alice! I nearly shouted back, but instead I focused my energy on running. I pushed my legs harder, my mind focused solely on my destination: the weeping willow. I could think about Mother later.
There--the willow! I sighed, stretching my hands out to the rough bark: it was comforting to my skin. I leaned against the tree, catching my breath and breathing in its familiar smell. Id always come here when there had been trouble at home.
Without even thinking about it, I was halfway up the tree; my hands and feet knew exactly where to go. Within seconds I was on the highest branch, looking over everything.
I sighed again in relief. No one would find me here. I was safe.
It had been just one plate this time, one plate! So my fingers had slipped, big deal. If Cynthia had dropped it, Mother wouldnt have b
Esme's Isle: Pt. 4Carlisle timed it just perfectly--the sun was only starting to rise when an island became visible in the distance. I stood up as I saw it, and nearly ran to the bow of the boat. I turned back around to Carlisle, who watched me, amused. I pointed to it.Esme's Isle: Pt. 46 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Is that where were going? I asked. Carlisle only smiled.
I guess well find out.
The island grew closer and closer--I bounced with excitement. It was absolutely beautiful--the sun reflected and sparkled on the ocean as it lapped up against the white beach. There was a short wooden dock to greet us--Carlisle expertly pulled us up beside it, and leapt out before I could. He helped me off then in a very gentlemanly fashion, and held my hand as we walked down the boardwalk.
Carlisle, I sighed pleasantly as the warm summer sun soaked into my skin, enwrapping me like a sweater, darling, where are we? This island is so gorgeous!
This, my dear, he replied, dropping
Esme 29: DisenchantedWe made it out of the crowd in no time, reaching our hotel room in only a few minutes. The memories were still loud in my head--I couldnt shake them. I had gotten control of my trembling, but I was still so shaken up; I couldnt remember ever being so terrified before. I had to erase these thoughts. I didnt care how.Esme 29: Disenchanted6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kiss me, Carlisle, I whispered as I shut our door, my sobs slowly building up inside. I leaned against the wood, blocking the exit. Carlisle turned to me with curiosity in his eyes, and I pleaded again. Kiss me. Make me forget.
Esme, what-- He didnt have a chance to continue, for I ran to him and locked my arms around his neck, crushing my lips against his. He was hesitant as he kissed me back, his hands only resting on my hips. I didnt want hesitation--I wanted passion! I wanted to forget Charles and the bruises; it was so prominent in my mind, and the only way to forget was to stop thinking. And I co
Never AgainOh, Jane! Aros familiar voice called from the turret room as I passed. I paused as his voice hit my ears, and turned expectantly towards him, a smile growing on my face.Never Again6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Yes, Master? I was always happy to please him, always terribly happy when my presence made his day better. I watched as he stood from one of the thrones and came a few steps closer.
I was wondering, dear one, --oh, how a thrill went though me as he spoke those wonderful words!--if you could perform your little power on me today.
I was frozen. What? I asked stupidly, understanding what he wanted but refusing to understand all at the same time.
I was wondering if you could use your talent on me, he repeated kindly, not thinking me stupid. You could burn me, or whatever it is that you do exactly. Ive always wondered how it felt. Ive heard it through thoughts, of course, but memories and actual events are always different
Esme 27: HomecomingI told Andromeda everything that night--Carlisle went out to town with Andys husband, so I had the freedom to confess. The only thing I didnt reveal was my vampire secret, but then again, I couldnt tell that to anyone.Esme 27: Homecoming6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I hadnt thought about my son in a long time: it had taken me these five years to finally let him go. I reflected back on him with only a small sadness, but it was no longer a self-pitying sadness: I only mourned for the shortness of his life. Andromeda didnt need to know about the cliff--but I refused to keep my suicide attempt from her.
I slit my wrists that night, I lied open-faced to her. She had to know--but telling her the truth it was more likely that Id survived from the cuts than from a 300 foot drop.
My landlady took me to the hospital; she found me only a few moments after Id done it. Dr. Cullen treated me weve been together ever since. There! That was as close to the t
Edward 1: Piano My fingers lightly caressed the ivory and ebony keys, applying the slightest of pressures, coaxing the music out. I moved very slowly at first, letting the notes fill the air, before becoming more passionate: the sound was luxuriating to my ears, and I became one with my piano. My mothers hand rested lightly on my shoulders as she watched.Edward 1: Piano7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This is wonderful, Edward, she murmured, and I glanced up at her for a short second. Her emerald eyes were swimming. I finished, and the melody echoed in the living room. Mother sniffed and wiped her eyes. Im so proud of you. I smiled.
Im glad you liked it.
I loved it, Edward. Absolutely loved it. She gave my shoulder a gentle squeeze before retiring to the sofa. I went and sat next to her, taking her small, warm hand. She smiled before giving me a scolding look.
We need to get your hair cut soon. Its so long! She ruffled my locks, so muc
Esme 31: Revenge Carlisle POVThe encompassing rage that I was now feeling was so much stronger than that fierce jealousy of only minutes ago. That anger was nothing--like a childs anger that disappears, evaporates, once his attention is diverted.Esme 31: Revenge Carlisle POV6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This anger, this rage, however, was much more permanent, infinitely times more potent.
Esme had been beaten, and this man--this monster--was still living. Someone had dared to hurt my darling, and they were still breathing. That though--the idea that such a man would have the privilege of living--was inconceivable.
Esme had started at the beginning, the very beginning: our first meeting. She told me that she had been in love with me that first night, that I hadnt gotten out of her head until she began to be courted by Charles. Ugh! That name was infuriating to me now, unbearable. I damned that man to the deepest pits of Hell.
She told me of her hesitation to marry him, and how she had to go through with it anyway. She described the
Esme 9: How To Save A LifeI meandered around town for a while, trying to think of a plan. I really did not want to go home--risk Charles hitting me and causing a miscarriage? Impossible! But I had to go home--I couldnt just run away with the clothes on my back! And where would I go? Who could I flee to?Esme 9: How To Save A Life6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I was thinking in circles when I decided that probably the best idea was just to go to Lauras house--my friends had to know that I was going to leave, and Essies house was just too close to Charles.
I pulled up in her driveway a few minutes later, and I ran to the door, praying she was home.
It seemed hours before the door opened
Why, Esme! What a surprise! Laura exclaimed, and without warning, I hugged her tight, tears coming to my eyes.
Please call Essie! I murmured in her ear. I need you both.
I let go of her, and she helped me into her living room, placing me on the couch. She vanished to make the call, and my tears continued to flow. I wasn
Carlisle and Esme- Those EyesCarlisle Cullen looked at himself in the mirror in an attempt to finish his preparations for the night. He was nervous; it seemed as if it had been centuries since he'd last truly gone out for pleasure. Styles changed, would he appeal to anyone? He'd been without that special physical connection (or any for that matter) since his last relationship had failed three years ago.Carlisle and Esme- Those Eyes5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He grew frustrated at his hair; should it be combed smooth like a gentleman? Ruffled, unkempt like the rugged men he'd also seen women fawn over? He gave up, grunting from irritation. His hands flew up to his hair. "Forget it," he sighed as he ran his fingers through it, pushing it back. Then he looked at the outfit he'd chosen. He didn't know how he felt about it. Well, he didn't know how he was supposed to feel about it; he wasn't completely sure of what trends were and weren't 'in' now. He thought he looked decent in the black semi-formal jeans with his black button down shirt. He liked the mystery it gave him.
Esme 11:Everything's Not LostPlease calm down, Esme, Laura murmured after Id told her of my epiphany. She embraced me, and patted my back in what she hoped was a comforting way. He only knows youre in Cincinnati--theyll never guess that were in Indianapolis now! And besides, he wont be going home until tomorrow--were a whole day ahead of him!Esme 11:Everything's Not Lost6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Try as she may to soothe me, it was a lost cause. I lived every second with the fear that Charles would find me and take me back--I was aware of pain now, and I wanted to avoid it of all costs.
In another attempt to distract me, Laura and Essie took me shopping. The dress Id borrowed was too small in places, too big in others, and we had an hour to spare until our train would leave Chicago.
They spoiled me, buying me many dresses and books--I felt so guilty because I knew that if it wasnt for me, they wouldnt be buying themselves deeper into debt.
Esme, please! Essie sighed when I told h
Jealousy -BD Spoilers-Bella was pregnant: that much was clear. Carlisle had told me this before wed left the house, of course, and yet I couldnt believe it. However, there was no denying it: the flush in her cheeks, the sparkle in her eye; it was all too familiar to me. And yet, she was too pregnant--I had not been that big after only two weeks. I was stunned beyond belief, speechless.Jealousy -BD Spoilers-6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I glanced at my husband, who stood in the same shocked silence beside me. He could not deny his eyes, either.
Bella ran--stumbled, really--into Rosalies arms then, tears streaming down her cheeks. Rose held her in a sweet, endearing way that Id never seen her act; Edward stood stuck to her side. Carlisle seemed to come to his senses then, and he pulled Edward to the side. They spoke in whispers, and I easily blocked out the familiar sounds, my mind completely blank. I simply watched Bella in my surprised stupor.
She noticed me, and she smiled. My lips pulled up in response, but it was sim
Alice 7: AliceMy eyes were closed, and yet I knew that I was lying somewhere in a forest. I could feel the twigs and leaves digging into my back, and the vibrations of the earth as the ants moved next to and below me. There was a rock in my closed fist.Alice 7: Alice6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I knew where I was, but I didnt know why. What reason had I for being here? I searched my memories, only to find that I didnt have any. How strange.
Slowly, I opened my eyes. However, instead of seeing the blue sky above me, I saw two images, both related and yet completely different.
The first, a simple snapshot of a honey-blonde soldier, his eyes red and sad. He looked absolutely miserable, and I felt a surge of pity towards him. Someone so beautiful shouldnt be so sad.
The next was a short scene. There was a father and son--or so they seemed to me; they looked nothing alike--one blonde, the other bronze, and both absurdly handsome--and yet I could almost see the love and respect they felt for one another. They were running
Cullen Xmas- Carlisle and EsmeI'd been working on charts and evaluating interns in my study since Jacob had left with Renesmee. To an outsider, working on holidays would seem rather sad. But I knew the truth, and I was slightly disappointed that they insisted I stay home instead of taking any shifts. But that would mean leaving Esme alone, and that was not an option.Cullen Xmas- Carlisle and Esme5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I smiled as she began to stir, as if she were reading my thoughts. I heard her enter the bathroom and laughed as I realized she was only now removing the makeup from earlier. She had been so proud of Nessie's ability that she had me take a photograph That picture was now my screensaver. Somehow she managed to make the blue and orange appealing.
Well, work had certainly become out of the question; even after being together for over eight decades, I still felt as if I was discovering love and its power for the time. Her charm had never lost its potency, and made it ever impossible to concentrate when my mind would begin to swim with its memories, fe