My Past Is Your Demise

First off, I am NOT a Twilight Fan. I am actually a hater. This story isn't meant to mock Twilight. It's meant to show a version where haters and lovers will both love/read!

Summary:
"You weren't there for me," I cried in agony.

When Edward left Bella, something snapped...

The strength of a human only lasted so much. After being bitten, Bella was reborn and changed. She changed her name to Amira, became an assassin and now has a team. Swearing revenge on the creatures she once loved, the Cullens better watch out.

Because they're just pawns in a much bigger game and when it's over, they'll all be dead...

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21. Chapter 20: Transformation Gone Wrong

I didn't win the Huffington Post contest, but I think I should update this anyway!

 

My Past Is Your Demise: Chapter 20

Chapter 20: Transformation Gone Wrong

            I looked at Red in shock.

            After a quick assessment, I held in the scoff that threatened to come out.

            Being a person who lied for a living, I knew when I was being conned. I was partly sure Red was faking, but she was a very good actress. If I didn’t know better, I would’ve thought she was actually in the middle of her change.

            Is she breathing properly? I asked myself with a slightly curious expression on my face.

            Her chest was rising and falling in shallow breaths, but I wasn’t sure it was enough. Her face had started to turn an ugly shade of red. Great, I have to fix this, I thought crossly.

            My attention snapped to Alice and Jasper.

            Their faces were masks of horror and confusion. Did they expect me to keep her? Granted, I wasn’t the one who bit her, but seriously...

            “You!” Alice’s voice morphed into a shriek. “You killed her! You killed her...” Her body sagged with sadness. Why the heck are you sad? It wasn’t like she even liked you, I thought accusingly.

            Why was I going to defend myself? If seeing Red this way caused them pain... so be it.

            “Yes,” I replied casually, picking at my cuticles.

            As expected, Jasper and Alice both blew up. “I-I’ll, I’ll.” Jasper was at a loss for words. His threat came out in a garbled mess that held no hostility.

            “You’ll what?” I sneered back mockingly. “What can you possibly do? You better get your coven out of here. And take the mutts with you.”

            I just wanted them gone and for once, I wanted the world to work in my favor.

            Instead of leaving, they got into a fighting stance again. Of course, I thought tiredly. “You can’t fight us both,” Jasper gloated in a victorious tone.

            “I don’t need to,” I answered simply.

            Using Lexana’s power, I controlled their bodies, but left their minds alone. They could still talk though, which was a misfortune for me. Suddenly, I wondered where Lexana was. I really needed to thank her for the power.

            “Hey, let us go!” They seemed incredibly furious. I just chuckled at their less that happy expressions.

            I grabbed them both by their necks and practically ran into the middle of the fight. Everyone stopped to look at me with two vampires in my hands.

“If you want these pathetic excuses for vampires to live, leave my house!”

            Naturally no one listened. The Night Shadowers looked at our opponents with a ‘don’t be stupid’ look. The wolves looked prepared to fight, and the Cullens? They just backed away like the cowards they were.

            Suddenly, a big grey wolf tried ramming into me. I tried lifting a shield, but it was hard to concentrate on two powers at once. This is why I don’t use my powers! My thought was cut short.

            When the shield was up, the wolf rammed into it, but the impact forced me backward.

            My back flew into the opposite wall. Dry paint flecks flew into my hair and my tolerance nearly left.

            “I am perfectly able to kill you,” I warned in a dangerous tone.

            “Then why don’t you?” One of the Quileute wolves asked in a challenging tone.

            “Because it would be no fun to kill you. At least not yet.”

            They finally took my warning. As they started to back up, I grinned. I realized that I was still holding the two vampires. “Give us Alice and Jasper,” Edward roared.

            I took in his appearance. In short, he looked awful. His hair was disheveled and his clothes were ripped. His face and arms were also covered with colorful bruises.

Somehow the thought of him in pain brought happiness to me.

“Ok, fine.” I may have been slightly crazy, but I did like to keep my word.

I set Alice down first and kicked her like a soccer ball into Edward arms. Who said I didn’t have a sense of humor? After a long day, I just wanted to have some fun. It was only fun for me and the Night Shadowers though.

“Aren’t you forgetting something?” I used Jasper as a soccer ball as I spoke. Edward’s arms were getting full.

“What?” His voice held hostility and just blind rage.

“The love of your life?” I made the statement sound like a question. Recognition dawned on him as he dropped his siblings on the ground. He made a mad dash for the house, but was met with my shield.

The impact sent me flying a few steps back. Curse my weakness! “‘Kay! Chill, I’ll get her,” I mocked. I did what I said, though.

When I came back with Arianna, Edward looked murderous again. “Why is she unconscious?”

“Well, we just had a mega fight, you let her come, and she’s a human.

“But her powers?” His protest rang short from the challenging growl that shot through me.

“They’re gone. And if you try to steal my powers again? Let’s just say I won’t be so kind on Arianna’s life,” I threatened before closing the door and facing my broken home.

“Our home...” Tehera trailed off. She looked somewhat sad.

I couldn’t blame her though. There were cracks in almost all the windows and in the wooden floor. Even some of our rooms were slightly destroyed, but the upstairs level stayed livable. The worst thing was probably the giant hole in the wall from that wolf smashing into me, or trying to.

But, I was probably focusing on the wrong things.

“Is everyone okay?” I looked over the Night Shadowers in slight concern.

“Stupid wolves,” Morgana hissed. She had tears in her clothes and her curly hair was in knots. She looked completely battered, but alive.

“I know, right? They completely mutilated my clothes,” Aiden mimicked in a falsetto voice. That certainly didn’t get a laugh out of Morgana. I chuckled lightly though, any distraction was welcome right now.

“Shut up, Aiden! At least I don’t have a problem with telling people how I feel!” Her comeback was met with silence.

If possible, he blanched and Crystal wasn’t meeting anyone’s eyes.

I didn’t really have time for this. It reminded me of some kind of teen drama show. “Derek, get Red!” My voice didn’t hold hostility. It only held the weariness of a girl that just came out of battle.

He didn’t even look in my direction before bolting into the guest room. I may have looked tired, but the fire was still burning. And with a little luck, it would never go out.

He came back with a perfectly healthy Red with a red mark on her neck. Red looked much different from us though. For instance, she was smiling like a madman. It didn’t take a genius to know what she was up to. Another thing was that her clothes were completely dirt-free and she looked exactly the same as before the fight.

“So who bit you?” My voice sounded dubious as I fought a small smirk.

She cleared her throat nervously. “Well, no offense, but you plan stunk. I just kicked things up a notch. It’s amazing what you can do with a few cosmetic products,” she answered, looking proud.

“At least I’m not the only one who can pull tricks,” I commented randomly.

Red’s eyes narrowed a bit. “Speaking of that, what the heck happened at the Cullens’ house while I was there?” I actually forgot about that bit since she brought it up...

“I was the one who changed Rosalie’s car and withdrew the money from the bank.” The look on Red’s face was still indifferent. It wasn’t really that hard to take out money from someone else’s bank account.

“And Carlisle’s random mood swing?” She pressed on.

“That wasn’t me. I can’t take credit for that,” I replied with modesty. “It was Lexana; she’s got the kick-butt mind control after all.” I gestured to Lexana in appreciation.

“It was a cinch,” Lexana admitted with less modesty than me. “I just needed to get a good grip on Carlisle’s mind and make him inexplicably angry. I just directed it at Alice and, voila!” Her explanation was definitely thorough.

“What about the cookie thing? I have a funny feeling it was you dressed like a human,” she muttered that last part quietly.

I chuckled a bit. It was plain stupid. I would never kiss Emmett or flirt with him, even if someone paid me! “Well, I made an illusion form in front of Emmett, and Emmett only. You and Rosalie saw the truth, and the way Emmett was acting? In his eyes, he wasn’t doing anything. It’s quite interesting how this works.” The fascination in my voice was clear. It’s truly was interesting how I could make people believe an illusion so different from the reality.

“Whoa, nerd Amira? I haven’t seen that side...” One of the Night Shadowers muttered. I didn’t see who, but I hissed nonetheless.

“Well, I just have one thing to say, Red,” Derek announced. “Wait... Why’s your name Red?” His lack of concentration was unnerving but I had to remember he was a teenage male.

“I don’t know. My birth name was Rylinn Whiterook. I guess I just needed a change and when I was in high school, I was always that one kid with the anger problem. Red just seemed perfect. When I need my name for legal things, I just use Red Rook,” she explained in a voice that held...

Embarrassment?

Suddenly, Reese burst out laughing. It sounded more like cackling to my ears though. “Your name is Red White?” Red tensed slightly at the jab. “That’s like the stupidest thing I’ve heard since those celebrity couple names!”

            Reese’s venom surprised me slightly. I knew Reese to be completely harmless, angry, but completely harmless. What hate did she have against Red?

            Apparently Red had the same question. Surprisingly, she didn’t say anything to defend herself. Her lips pressed into a thin white line as she stared murderously at Reese.

            Reese looked indifferent, like she hadn’t just offended anyone. I felt like defending Red, but I didn’t. “Derek? You were going to say something?” I tried to get them away from the topic of Red’s humorous name.

            “Oh yeah. Can I bite you?” Red’s shocked expression was almost comical.

            “What?” Her shriek made me cringe slightly.

            I was sure if Derek were human, he would’ve blushed. “No, that came out wrong,” he muttered. “I mean, when you change, can I be the one to bite you?”

            That peaked my interest slightly. “Why? Usually, I’m the one to change everyone. What are you hiding? Hmm, Derek?” My smile was evident and I enjoyed seeing him squirm.

            “Well… uh… Excuse me,” he muttered, getting up to leave the room. Red followed with an equal look of embarrassment.

            I couldn’t help it. I burst out laughing.

“Use protection!” My yell made the freeze for a second and Red’s face was mortified. “No, seriously, we need to change you soon,” I called after them.

“How ‘bout now?” Her expression held eagerness which I found was strange.

“Most people put it off to the last minute,” I noted giving her an odd look.

She looked sheepish. “I guess I’m just so excited for that really cool power I’ll have.” The corners of her mouth tugged upward in a devilish smirk as she thought of all the havoc she could wreak.

“Fine,” I answered shortly. I made my way over to her. I expected her to take back her words, but all she did was lean her neck so it was exposed. “Derek!” I used to fingers to gesture him over.

He stumbled a bit as he came closer to Red’s exposed neck. “Just don’t kill me and everything will be fine,” she tried to joke.

Derek didn’t smile. His eyes became a bit darker as I debated on pulling him away.

            “Amira, I know that look,” he accused. “Don’t pull me away. I know I can do this,” he whispered more to himself.

            I needed answers. Being left in the dark was awful. Sure, I had my suspicions, but I needed some verbal proof of it. “But why? Why is it so important?”

            “None of your business.” His answer was short and curt.

            “Oh, so Derek is actually afraid,” I spat the word out like it was poison.

            He visibly bristled and scowled at me. “I. Am. Not. Afraid,” he enunciated every word which made me grit my teeth.

            I didn’t let my anger surface though. To get under someone else’s skin, you had to make it look like they weren’t getting under yours. “Then why? Why is it so important for you to bite her? Maybe I should do it...” I trailed off, knowing that would rile him up.

            As we fought, the Night Shadowers nudged each other and made some quiet exits. They knew how badly my temper could get. I looked over at Red. She was lounging on the couch, flipping through a book.

            “Will someone just bite me, please? For God’s sake people!” She looked nervous for something but I couldn’t decipher it.

            Derek ignored her and stared back at me, challenging. “No, you shouldn’t. And you know why? It’s-”

            “Honestly, I don’t care! I’m just getting pissed!” Red looked like she was about to leave.

            A small wave of hurt rolled from Derek. I already knew what he was going to say, but no. Red, you idiot! Why did you have to go and hurt this idiot’s feelings? My thoughts were slightly angry.

            “It’s because I don’t want you to be her sire. All you’ll do is corrupt her, like you did us all. You took away our free will and now you’ll take away hers,” he spoke in a hard tone.

            If it’s supposed to be a blow on me, why does it feel so...

            Strained?

            Surprisingly, that hurt my feelings, fake or not. “I see,” I said without emotion. Inside, I was probably going to punch something. Crying was a waste of time and if I did, I’d probably hate myself even more.

            “You don’t mean that,” Red stated, clearly shocked.

            Derek looked like he was going to agree and threw over an apologetic glance at Red –who was now ignoring him– and replied. “I think I do.” Something told me he was probably in too deep to apologize and if I knew Derek, he wouldn’t apologize.

            “Well, I’m not letting you bite me then. Amira can,” she argued with complete confidence.

            I didn’t bother thanking her. I just pursed my lips and shrugged. “Hey, if you want to fix your relationship, do it fast,” I said to Derek in a half-sneer. “And Red?”

            She looked at me.

            Thanks for sticking up for me, I thought to her.

            She just smiled. “No problem.” Her face contorted into a different emotion, irritation. “Will someone please bite my freaking neck? I’m starting to get a cramp,” she glared playfully while rubbing her neck in false agony.

            Derek looked cautious as he approached her slowly and positioned his teeth at a vein in her neck. When he was sure she wouldn’t try to scream at him, he bit down.

            Red didn’t even scream. Instead she smiled, but it wasn’t sarcastic. It was genuine and made her face look even younger.

            Droplets of blood were seeping out of the neck wound. I could feel my eyes darken, but thankfully I had my control. Even Derek –who was a bit new at biting– had good control.

            Everything seemed to be going smoothly so when Red’s heartbeat died, that’s when I started worrying.

            Derek didn’t even notice. He was busy biting Red’s major veins to keep the venom going in.

            “Stop,” I hissed at him. When the heartbeat died even after a few minutes of venom injection, there was only one possible explanation. “If you put any more venom in her system, you’ll kill her.”

            “What? I thought venom was supposed to help the change.”

            I looked at him wistfully. “No, her body is fighting the venom. It’s trying to keep her alive and not like us. She’s basically going into a process which requires her to be dead for a while,” I explained in a frosty voice.

            “Has that ever happened before? Is that even possible? People can’t fight venom, they’re immune system isn’t that strong,” Derek argued angrily.

            I looked him dead in the eye.

            There was no sign of any humor. It wasn’t even a joke.

            It was dead silent in the room. Red wasn’t screaming and she didn’t have a heartbeat. Even the Night Shadowers were quiet and I knew they were listening in on the conversation. It seemed a bit too eerie for me.

            Has this ever happened before?

            “Sometimes this happens, but it’s a one in a billion chance,” I answered, finally breaking the silence. Somehow, my voice made it sound like the silence was more comforting.

            Is that even possible?

            “I’ve never seen it with my own eyes. And I don’t have a scientific explanation, just some theories.”

            People can’t fight venom, they’re immune systems aren’t that strong.

            “You’re right, humans can’t fight venom. I think Red’s been a little shady about her past. I don’t think Red is human.”

 

           DUN,DUN, DUNNNNN!!!!

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