Moon Girl [completed]

Melody Swan, a 15-year old teenager, leaves her family after an horrible accident. She's going to live with her father and half-sister Bella Swan. With their arrival, the two girls are sucked into a world they never thought existed. What happens when Bella finds out about the Cullens? What happens when they think there's something strange about Melody? And how does she fit in the happily forever after?

Disclaimer: I do not own anything Stephenie Meyer has written!I do not have any intention to copy and publish her stories as mine!I love playing and messing with it, though ;)

This story is rated for language, slight violence and very slight sensuality. If you can't stand that, I suppose you shouldn't read it.

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20. The Cullens

Edward cut the engine, which died with a roar, and got out. Within less than a second he stood next to our door. Ever the gentleman, he opened it and stuck his hand out. I hesitated, but it was an overly friendly gesture, even though I’d wanted it to be more. I grabbed his hand and felt his fingers enclose around my small fingers. I carefully turned and wanted to jump, but that was a bit difficult since he was standing right there. Edward seemed to notice my distress, smiled and grabbed me by my forearm as well, before he lifted me out of the truck, placing me safely on my feet. The moment his hands let me go, I immediately felt cold.

Edward went to help Bella too, but to my surprise she wore a chagrinned expression.

“Seriously, I can get out of this thing myself,” she snapped at him. Edward immediately shrank back his hands and let his girlfriend step out. My anger flared at the way she treated him – he deserved so much more than being handled like that.

 

“Melody!”

The second I heard my name being called, I was pulled into strong arms, hugging me. I chuckled when Alice let go off me. “Oh, hi Bella.”

“You’re crazy you know that right?” I said, still giggling.

“I know! Edward reminds me every time! Now, let’s go inside! Esmé has made some cinnamon bread for you again!” she squealed enthusiastically, tugging me and the bag I was holding with her into the house. I heard Edward laugh as they followed us, but slower. Bella’s never been here.

As we entered the house, I kicked off my Vans, shrugged off my coat and followed Alice into the now familiar living room.

Jasper and Emmett were seated on the couch, playing a videogame. It looked like something violent – probably a war simulation. Behind us, I heard Edward and Bella enter and the boys immediately stopped their game. I frowned as they got up, waved at me and went up the stairs. I turned to Alice with a raised eyebrow but she just shrugged.

Alice ushered me to the couch and I sat down as Bella and Edward came into view. Right After, Carlisle and Esmé appeared in the room, briefly waving at me before turning to their ‘youngest’ son. Edward held Bella’s hand loosely.

“Bella, I wanted you to meet my parents. This are Carlisle and Esmé. Mom, Dad, this is Bella.”  He introduced them in a lovely voice. I saw Carlisle and Esmé smile warmly at them, but was surprised when I heard their confused thoughts.

‘She’s not very open. does she even like us? Oh, well she’s probably just scared or shy.’ Esmé’s troubled face made me want to hug her somehow.

‘I still need to really see why Edward’s so smitten with her...’ Carlisle’s thoughts were immediately cut off when Edward looked at him a bit irritated. I actually expected him to get angry, but he didn’t – it was like he didn’t really cared.

‘Sorry, son. I didn’t meant to be so crude.’

I heard the minds from up the stairs, closer now too. I could imagine them all with their heads around the corner, waiting for any sign so they could show up. it would’ve been a most funny sight to see.

‘Is that bitch here? I’m leaving.’ Rosalie off course, couldn’t stand it. I was wondering if she’d even play baseball with us.

‘I don’t get why Rose does like Melody, but truly hates Bella…seriously, they’re sisters right?’ Emmett was having a hard time catching up here.

A mental, frustrated sigh made me aware of jasper. ‘Christ, she smells so strongly…God! I don’t get Edward anymore. Being in love should be nice, not frustrating..’

My head shot to Edward as I heard that and caught him looking at me. I blushed and quickly averted my eyes.

Emmett and Jasper suddenly were downstairs, Alice standing next to them. Emmett introduced himself first, apologizing for the fact the Rosalie wasn’t there. he said she was out hunting. Jasper looked a bit uncomfortable, but he was able to manage.

When he stuck out his hand, Bella face, however, bleached with fear. Edward had told her that Jasper had difficulties with the diet they were living. Jasper knitted his brows.

“Don’t be scared – I won’t bite you.”

It was deadly silent but I couldn’t help the chuckle that escaped. All heads shot to me and I blushed, apologizing immediately.

“I- I’m sorry! I mean, it sounds so ironic you know?” I said uncomfortably. Luckily I was rewarded with sweet smiles. But still – don’t mess with a vampire.

I saw Bella looking at the huge but beautiful piano in the room. It was Edward’s. Alice had told me during my mani-pedi from the day before.

“do you play?” Esmé asked her sincerely. ‘Uh…hell no. what is she thinking? That I’m some kind of ballerina girl?’

It was a good thing that nobody except from me was able to read a mind.

“No, do you?” Bella asked in return with a dull voice.

“Hasn’t Edward told you? It’s his piano. He plays wonderfully.” Esmé gushed, thinking about the amazing pieces her son had written. It made me curious.

“You play piano? Wow! I want to hear it!”  Bella said tugging Edward to the piano, who willingly obliged.

He sat down, hovering his hands above the ivory keys.

“This one’s for Bella.” He said before his fingers started working over the keys like a master. It was a beautiful song. It touched my heart he’d written this for Bella. When he was done, Bella kissed him. I sighed inaudibly.

“That was so beautiful!” Bella gushed, not completely getting what he just did.  she just thought it was cool he could write for his own.

“Edward, love? What about the other song? I love that one so much! Can you play that?” Esmé wanted to know.

Edward suddenly looking a bit sheepish and kind off embarrassed even though he wasn’t able to bluish – his face spoke volumes.

“Uhm…okay. This one’s for Melody actually. I wrote one for both off you. “ he stuttered as my heart started beating faster. I got off the couch to go and stand closer to the group of vampires, closer to him and his piano as he started to play a lovely and overly emotional song.

 

Every single note triggered an emotion within me, bringing back memories – beautiful ones, funny ones but also painful and terrifying. Every single chord made the tears stream only faster over my cheeks as I looked at him as he closed his eyes and went along with the music. And the very idea of the fact that he made it for me, made my heart just die a little more.

When I couldn’t take it anymore I cleared my throat.

“Hey Alice, shall we go get dressed for the game?” I croaked, wanting to get out of here. Alice looked at me, seeing my distress and nodded.

“That’s okay, I left your bag in my room.”

I felt rude for leaving him at the piano like that, but I couldn’t handle my emotions much longer. As Alice and turned to take the stairs, I noticed jasper wasn’t there anymore either.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Are you okay?” Alice asked as I retrieved my clothes from the bag. I turned around to look at her, my eyes still a bit red from the salty tears.

“I am now, It’s just…that song made me think off horrible memories. Things I wanted to forget. It’s not that I hate the song now – it was beautiful. Someone’s never done anything like this for me. Never.” I replied, my eyes stinging again with the tears. Alice’s face softened as she shielded her thoughts from me.

“So, what did you bring for the game?” she lightened up, pushing the dark mood away. I held up the pieces of clothes one by one.

“A pair of striped leggings,” I held up the baseball pants looking white leggings with black vertical stripes. Alice chuckled.

“A grey long-sleeve shirt,”

“A  sleeveless baseball vest.”  I showed her the blue with grey vest were I’d taken out the sleeves. Alice nodded in approval, ushering me to go on.

“And blue socks for underneath that legging.”

“Oh! And last but not least – a baseball cap and…my black Adidas!” I enthused, holding up the hat and twirling it on my finger. Alice shook her head.

“And you say I’m crazy!” she giggled. I shrugged, grabbing all the stuff in my arms. Just as I wanted to ask her where the bathroom was she pointed into the direction of what I’d learned was Edward’s room.

“It’s next to Edward’s room.”

“Okay, see you in a few.”

 

I left her bedroom and headed for the bathroom she pointed me at. As I opened the door, I gasped at the sight.

“Wow! You guys don’t have to shower but have the most sexy bathrooms existing!” I said amazed, knowing Everyone would hear anyway. I heard laughter from close by, but not the Tinkerbelle-like one from Alice. I turned around and saw Edward standing there smirking.

“So you think my bathroom’s sexy?” he grinned. I blushed off course. My so called best friend had sent me to his bathroom, not hers. Damn you Alice!

“Uh…I’m sorry. Alice sent me here. I didn’t know this was yours.”I admitted sheepishly. He nodded,” I know she did.” he answered. Still standing there.

“Where’s Bella?” I asked as I laid the pile of clothes on a drawer.

“She’s putting on her baseball stuff as well so I left the room.” He answered, still leaning against the doorpost. I arched an eyebrow.

“Oh right. But eh…for as long as I think talking to you is great, I’d like to get dressed myself you know.” I said, smirking. He immediately got the message.

“Oh, fuck, sorry! I’ll just go downstairs and do..something.” he said, rubbing his neck. I chuckled.

“Yeah, go ahead and ..do something?” I said, still chuckling. Edward nodded and turned around to leave but I stopped him.

“Edward?”

He was at the door in less than a second, not at all startling me.

“I’m sorry for..earlier. I didn’t mean to walk away like that. It’s just th – “

“No worries, Melody, I heard what you said to Alice. it’s okay, I understand.” His voice was soft, alluring. I nodded, averting my eyes as he left. I closed the door, turned the lock and went to dress myself clumsily.

 

Once done, I left Edward’s bathroom and went downstairs in my baseball uniform. I saw Emmett snicker.

“What? something wrong with acting l;ike I actually like palying sports?” I asked, cocking an eyebrow. He laughed.

“No, but you can’t play sports. That’s dangerous for you. How in the world did you get this uniform?”  He asked, wearing just jeans and a baseball shirt himself.

“The men in my family are super baseball fanatics. So they got me this when I went to a game with them.” Little did Emmett know I was actually good at this sport.

“The men in your family?” Rosalie asked, not getting what I meant. The other’s didn’t really got it either, except from Emmett off course since I once told him.

“Yeah, my father, brother, brothers in law and my nephew. I have more siblings you know.” I explained. Bella just rolled her eyes.

 

“What?” I asked. she looked at me with a weird look, her thoughts cruelly mean.

“Nothing, sister.” she hissed. I balled my fists.

“What the hell is your problem? Like I can help it that I have siblings.” I hissed back. She snorted.

“They’re weird. I don’t like them, at all.”

I laughed cynically,” Oh really? I don’t know where you’ve been the last eighteen years, but your part of that family. If you want it or not.”

All the Cullens were watching us fight, but I didn’t care. They should know how it was actually arranged. They needed to know Bella was only my half-sister. 

“Whatever, I’m only glad I don’t have to be around them all the time.” she waved off. she looked at the Cullens and then said,

“We’re only half-sisters. My Mom lives in Florida and theirs is dead.” She simply said, making a few vampires gasp. Through my anger I couldn’t stop  the comment that flew out.

“Like I care if she is.”  I said softly, immediately hitting my hand across from my mouth, silencing myself.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to say that. Can’t we just stop this nonsense and play baseball?” I pleaded. Esmé nodded.

“Sure, Honey, We will. Come on kids, let’s head to the field. Should I pack the cinnamon bread with me girls?” she asked Bella and I. We both nodded, not looking at each other. She shouldn’t have done that.

 

A while later I was seated in Emmett’s jeep, Edward driving it. The others went to the field running. Bella and I bounced up and down every time we hit a hole or a hill. Edward However, stayed perfectly in his seat, constantly smiling throughout the drive.

Bella’s chagrined mind didn’t do good things for my mood. How dared she to say all that? To say that my family was weird and that my mother was dead. Well she was dead, but undead. I preferably had her into a pile of ashes. That would happen someday, once I was stronger. I was going to give her payback for what she had done to me. it wouldn’t be something I completely looked forward too – killing that sadistic vampire. She was my mother after all and I once loved her. A long time ago.

 But it seemed only fair – she tried to kill me and now it was my turn.

 

I felt the Jeep coming to a halt, making me look up curiously. We were still in the woods.

“Why are we stopping?” I asked in general. Edward was the one to answer, suddenly at me side, having opened the door.

“We going further on foot. We can’t get closer with the Jeep.” He smiled and helped me out, just like this morning. Then he went for Bella who let him help her this time. I closed the car door and walked up to them.

‘Why is she here again? she doesn’t belong here. Edward’s my boyfriend.’

I wanted to reply – because I do. I have more right to be here than you do – but didn’t. it would only make it worse.

“I’ll go and walk ahead. Should I just follow the path?” I asked. Edward nodded and I turned to head for the field.

After a while I still wasn’t there – this path seemed endless. Then I got an idea.

                I stopped, concentrated on the wind and when my golden eyes opened, I took off like a rocket.

When I neared the border of the forest I was in, I slowed back to a human pace. To my surprise, I saw Edward and Bella already standing by the others. I walked upon the field and Esmé immediately came to me.

“There you are! Edward shouldn’t have let you walk! We should have sent someone to get you..” she said frowning. I smiled, walking with her to the middle of the huge ,between mountains laying, field.

“It’s okay. Now I already had my warming-up.”

 

Carlisle made teams, selecting who was to bat and whom was on the field. Esmé took the task as the referee and Bella and I watched. They did promise we could play along once, though. We all stood waiting, for something, but I didn’t get for what until it suddenly started thundering.

“Guys! It’s time!” I faintly heard 
Alice yell from the middle. Then it clicked – the loud sound of thunder was needed for the crashing sounds they would make when they’d hit the ball.

When Carlisle hit the ball Alice threw, my theory was right – a loud crash was heard and the  citizens of Forks would never guess there are vampires playing baseball. 

It was amazing to see this. When someone batted the ball, another would catch it and run faster than sound to get too Esmé, trying to get a home run.

It was also the first time I saw Edward run. He was so fast, faster than me. And I was, still human, but very, very fast.

Bella began yelling and cheering as he ran back and I laughed. As if he needed a personal cheerleader. I was sure he knew he was the best at running.

My fantasies however, started to run free.

I saw a image of the future – Edward and me running together, hand in hand. He smiled at me as his bronze hair whipped backwards with the wind. Suddenly we fell down on the grass rolling down the hill, laughing. When we lay still, he kissed me, held me and hugged me. The thoughts made me feel so safe. I wished it was true. I saw Alice grinning devilishly at me for some reason.

 

I snapped back to the game and saw Jasper’s ball fly straight into the woods. Edward and Emmett wanted to run when a vision blinded my eyes.

Vampires. Two males and a female, running in our direction. They’d heard us playing.

“STOP!” Alice yelled, making the whole family aware that something was going wrong. They all ran back to us at full speed. I started panicking. Not because of the vampires, but because of the face from one of them.

James.

 


                
                Everyone came to stand before us, pushing me and Bella behind them. Edward ushered Bella to let her hair down, just as he told me. but I couldn’t . If I would, James could easily see who I was. that would be the end of me, us. My whole body was tense, adrenaline shooting through my veins only from knowing there was something going to happen.

I saw them nearing us at a fast speed, curious looks on their faces. I placed my baseball cap a little lower on my head, averting my eyes from the outside world – I wouldn’t need my eyes to see.

I watched through Carlisle’s mind as they got closer, stopping in front of us.

 

The first male, dark-skinned with long dread-locks, wore a relaxed expression on his face. He looked somehow genuine, but you could never trust him.

‘I smell something. There must be a human close by…’

The female was wilder. Her striking red hair was long and thick, leaves and twigs sticking into it, making her only look more dangerous. He tight red eyes were gauging us.

‘What is this here…why are there so much of them....’ 

 

James was the other male. His dirty blond hair was tied in a messy ponytail in his neck. The shivers went down my spine upon seeing his blood-red eyes. I hated him, truly and utterly hated him. The anxious shivers fast changed into anger. My fists clenched and all I wanted to do was end him. for my own safety and that from my sister, I neatly stayed at my place, unmoving and eyes behind the cap.

‘This could get interesting,’

 

“I believe this is yours.” The dark-skinned one said with an obvious French accent. I stood behind Edward and Esmé, as Bella panicked hugely. I wanted to shield our scents, but had no clue how to shield both of us.

“Yes,” Carlisle replied, as he threw the ball back at him, “Thank you.”

                “I’m Laurent. And these are Victoria and James.” The one who mentioned himself as Laurent, said. Pairs of eyes, golden, red and brown shot into different directions, feeling the tense atmosphere. My blacks ones stayed hidden and still.

                “I am Carlisle and this is my family ,” Carlisle said, starting to point at people and saying their names. I couldn’t  escape it when my name was going to be said. He’d recognize me the exact second.

                “Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie,”  ‘They could stay here while the other’s leave.’

                “Esmé and Alice, Bella, Edward and..” ‘give her another name..what’s her second name?’ I held in my breath.

                “and Marie.” I heard Carlisle say. How did he knew he needed to change my name?

                James’ eyes shot to me while I still hadn’t moved a bit.

                “So? Could you use three more players?” Laurent asked somewhat excited. Carlisle thought about it for a moment.

                “Sure, why not? A few of us were just leaving. We can start all over.” He replied, deciding as leader of his coven. “Are you planning to stay in the area for long?"

                "We're headed north, in fact, but we were curious to see who was in the neighborhood.

We haven't ran into any others of our kind in a long time."

                "No, that probably right. This region is usually empty except for us and the occasional visitor, like yourselves." Carlisle replied on Laurents answer. All the while James kept studying me and Bella.

Even though I was still lunatic, Jasper was using all his power to calm everyone down.

 

                "What's your hunting range, if I may ask?" Laurent casually inquired. Carlisle ignored the assumption behind the inquiry. "The Olympic Range here, up and down the Coast Ranges on occasion. We keep a permanent residence nearby. There's another permanent settlement like ours up near Denali." Laurent rocked back on his heels slightly.

                "Permanent? How do you manage that?" There was honest curiosity in his voice.

                "Why don't you come back to our home with us and we can talk comfortably?" Carlisle

Invited carefully, knowing what he did. "It's a rather long story to tell."

                James and Victoria exchanged surprised looks at the mention of the word ‘home,’ but

Laurent controlled his expression better.

                “That sounds very interesting," His smile was somewhat sly. "We've been on the

hunt all the way down from Ontario, and we haven't had the chance to clean up in a

while." His eyes moved appreciatively over Carlisle's refined appearance, comparing to his own dirry and raffled clothes.

                "Please don't take offense, but we'd appreciate it if you'd refrain from hunting in this

immediate area. We have to stay inconspicuous, you understand. We don’t want the humans to find out of course." Carlisle explained.

                "Of course." Laurent nodded.

                "We certainly won't hunt on your territory. We just

ate outside of Seattle, anyway," Victoria laughed. Another shiver ran up my spine. This woman was creeping me out too.

                "We'll show you the way if you'd like to run with us — Emmett and Alice, you can go

with Edward and Bella to get the Jeep," Carlisle casually added. Em and ali both nodded and just as they started to move, things happened at the same time.

 

                Bella’s hair ruffled with the light breeze, Edward stiffened, and the second male, James, suddenly whipped his head around, scrutinizing her, his nostrils flaring.

A swift rigidity fell on all of them as James lurched one step forward into a crouch. Edward bared his teeth, crouching in defense, a feral snarl ripping from his throat. It was nothing like the playful sounds I'd heard from him before; it was the single most menacing thing I had ever heard, and chills ran from the crown of my head to the back of my heels. This was his real nature.

 

"What is this?" Laurent exclaimed in open surprise. Neither James nor Edward relaxed

their aggressive poses. James feinted slightly to the side, and Edward shifted in response.

                "She's with us." Carlisle's firm rebuff was directed toward James, his eyes narrowed. Laurent seemed to catch Bella’s scent less powerfully than James, but awareness now dawned on his face.

                "You brought a snack?" he asked, his expression incredulous as he took an involuntary

step forward. Edward snarled even more ferociously, harshly, his lip curling high above his

glistening, bared teeth. Laurent stepped back again.

                "I said she's with us," Carlisle corrected in a hard voice, strong and fatherly voice.

                "But she's human," Laurent protested. The words were not at all aggressive, merely

astounded.

                "Yes." Emmett was very much in evidence at Carlisle's side, his eyes on James. James

slowly straightened out of his crouch, but his eyes never left Bella, his nostrils still wide. Edward stayed tensed like a lion in front of her as I was still safe behind Esmé, gripping her hand for dear life. She tried to sooth me, drawing her thumb in circles.

                When Laurent spoke, his tone was soothing — trying to defuse the sudden hostility. "It

 appears we have a lot to learn about each other then."

                "Indeed." Carlisle's voice was still cool, harsh, like I’d never seen him.

                "But we'd like to accept your invitation." Laurent’s eyes flicked toward Bella and back to

Carlisle. It seemed they still had no clue I wasn’t a vampire, "And, of course, we will not harm the human girl. We won't hunt in your range, as I said." James glanced in disbelief at Laurent and exchanged another brief look with Victoria, whose eyes still flickered edgily from face to face.

 

Carlisle measured Laurent's open expression for a moment before he spoke. "We'll

show you the way. Jasper, Rosalie, Esmé?" he called. They gathered together, blocking

Bella from view, tugging me along as they converged. Alice was instantly at my side, and Emmett fell back slowly, his eyes locked on James as he backed toward us.

"Let's go, Bella, Melody." Edward's voice was low and bleak.

 

                The moment he said my name, another gust of wind, stronger than the one before, blew off my cap, exposing my hair and face.

                James snapped back to us, studying my face. He knew my name and knew how I looked like. And even though my appearance was slightly different from the last time he saw me, he knew.

                He knew.

               

His cruel eyes killed me as a mad growl got out of his chest. His mind however was surprised – I was still alive. The Cullens enclosed around me, all confused about the sudden change. Except for Carlisle because in some way, he knew something about me.

                “She is with us too!” Emmett growled from in front of me. Esmé and Rosalie got hold of my hand as Jasper instructed via his mind to Edward, that he, Alice and Bella should leave. Alice ensured Edward they wouldn’t follow them.

                Edward looked at me as the tears streamed down. This would be the last time he’d see me. I’d never be able to fight James on my own once again. The look on his face was torn – debating if he should leave, or stay with me.

                “Go.” I urged, making a final decision. He gave me one look before nodding and turning around with Bella and Jasper, leaving the field.

               

                “Give her to me.” James hissed at Carlisle. I didn’t know what to do – I couldn’t let him hurt them.

                “Over my pile of ashes.” Carlisle growled back, having Emmett grumble along with him.

                “I said, give her to me NOW!” James hollered taking a step toward us. he’d made his plans – me first, then Bella.

                “Never.” Rosalie yelled with fury in her voice. Esmé’s hand tightened around mine.

                ‘Not my baby girl…’

                That did it. there was only one solution. I wriggled my hand out of Esmé and Rosalie’s grasp, just as James had enough of it, ready to attack. Victoria was already hunting after Bella, following the truck, being part of his plan.

                I had no time to concentrate this time, but the aggressiveness and hatred I had for this creature could make my powers lethal.

                I looked around once, noticing we were close to the woods, and said the words I never once said to anyone outside me close family.

 

                “I love you, guys, remember that,” Before growling at James, pushing Rosalie out my way and running away into the forest, leaving a trail of lightning behind me.

 

 

 

 

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