Eternal Flame (Book 1)

The story after Breaking Dawn, new relationships form and the Volturi get closer to Renesmee driving a wedge between her and Jake. Will love conquer all?


31. Puppy Love

My alarm sounded, I quickly reached to turn it off. I got out of bed and jumped in the shower, the cold water woke me up and I felt a lot better. As I opened the door Jake was waiting to jump in the shower. He kissed me before closing the bathroom door. By the time I had dried my hair and  changed, Jake was already fully clothed. I opened the door and went down a flight of stairs to find Emmett eavesdropping on mum and dad.

"Shhhh," he said quietly with his finger on his mouth

"Emmet if you want to eavesdrop on my mum and dad then maybe you should stick your face closer to the door!" I laughed loudly.

Dad opened the bedroom door immediately, "Emmett!!, get a life."

"I have got one, it's called listening to your's, and of course doing other things," he said grinning.

Mum came out of the bedroom and hit Emmet round the head.

 Emmet cried out in pain.

"Learn to take what you dish out," mum cried before marching downstairs, dad behind her.

"Thanks a lot, Nessie," Emmett said looking at me. "Your not my favourite niece anymore." 

"Your welcome," I said in a high pitch. "I'm your only niece Emmett, so I kind of have to be your favourite." 

When we arrived at school Carly walked over to me straight away.

"Nessie, are you ok, you didn't look so good last night," she said sounding really concerned.

"Yeah, I'm fine now," I said smiling.

"That's good, you had me really worried," she said relaxing.

"Sorry," I said as the bell sounded.

I had history first today. Dad and Alice were beside me as we walked through the door.

Lukas was smirking as we entered the classroom. Dad growled under his breath as we sat down. Alice was one side of me and dad at the other, Mrs Geralds the entered room.

"Ok class over the next few lessons, we will be focusing on the second world war," she announced while sighs filled the room.

"I don't understand why they teach these things, I mean some of us where there when it happened," dad said loud enough for me to hear.

"Yeah, but nobody else knows that do they," I replied sarcastically.

He rolled his eyes before his face went blank, he didn't move an inch.

"Edward?" Alice said moving her hands in front of dad's face.

I searched to see what he was looking at and I found it. He was looking at Lukas who had his eyes fixed on me. Neither dad's nor Lukas' eyes moved throughout the lesson and when the bell finally went dad took my arm and dragged me out of the room, Alice following behind us.

"Dad, let go," I whispered to him.

"Come on, we need to get to the others fast," he said, seriousness in his voice.

"What why?" I asked as we met with the others, he let my arm go.

"Edward what's wrong?" Jasper asked.

"I can't read Lukas' mind," dad said in a low tone.

"What," I cried with wide eyes.

"He is a shield?" Mum asked confused.

"I'm not sure, it was different from how I can't read your mind," he said looking at mum.

"Different, different how?" Emmett asked.

"It was like I could read his mind but he wasn't letting me, like he could control it," dad explained.

"What if he can do that with everyone's powers you know, control them?" Jake asked.

"If he can then he definitely isn't a human," dad said.

"Yeah, but he has a heartbeat and he blushes," Alice said. "You don't think he is..." 

"No, if he was half and half we would have noticed from the start," dad said shaking his head.

'Well has anyone else have any classes with him today?" Alice asked.

"I have calculus with him," Jasper said,

My face dropped and I sighed, "perfect, I have calculus to." 

"Trust me, he won't come near you," Jasper said. "Not if I can control his emotions."

The bell sounded. Jake, Rosalie mum and I had technology together, so we made our way to  class. Our assignment was to make something close to our heart, so I already knew what I was going to be making. When we had all finished our assignments we had to present them to the  class, Rosalie went first. She held up her project, it was in the shape of a monkey. I kind of figured it would be that because she calls Emmett her monkey man.

"Rosalie, please explain to the class why you chose to do your project on a monkey," Mr Wright said.

"Well, there is a person that is very close to me and that person reminds me of a monkey because monkeys are cute, flexible and most of all they can really grow on you. They never judge you or want to see you hurt, and when you really need them they are always there for you, even when they need a good banana or two." Rosalie explained. 

"Ok, Nessie would you like to go next?" He asked.

"Sure," I said getting up of my seat.

"You have made a dog for your project, why would that be?" He asked curiously when I revealed my assignment to the class.

"I have made a dog because when I am ever sad or upset the dog always cheers me up or when I am lonely he is always  there to keep me company. My dog makes me smile and he is the highlight of my day just seeing those big brown eyes and the brown fur that I can cuddle up to. I guess you could say many people don't understand me and my dog but as long as he is with me that's all that matters." I said, sticking to the truth as much as possible.

"Puppy love. Next?" Mr Wright said, looking at mum who had what it looked to be an island.

"My project is based on a place close to my heart, it is an island that is small but great things have come out of it. I shared a moment with a person that is close to my heart on the island and everything else fell into place, the water, the view and the moon was so close. This is one place that I will never forget and that is the reason it is close to my heart," mum said sitting back down.

Wait a second wasn't I conceived on an island? People are lucky that they don't know the very true meaning behind that island, but unfortunately I'm not one of those people.

"Finally, Jake," he said as Jake got up out of his seat showing a really unusual picture.

"This is my project and it has the sun, water, wind and electricity in it. The reason for it is because these are things that no one can control, they are beyond our power and we don't know how they will turn out, just that they will always be there. If they are not here then there is no point of us being here. This shows how I feel about someone close to my heart, and the reason for me waking up every morning to know that that person is right beside me and always will be." He said looking at me with those gorgeous big brown eyes of his.

A smile appeared on my face and I felt like crying to be honest, it was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard and so real because that's the exact same way I feel about him.

"That was by far the best speech and the most real and true meaning to a project that I have heard in years, well done Mr. Black," Mr Wright said as applause filled the room.

When Jake sat down, he looked in my eyes and I looked in his there was a very special moment  between us. I took his hand in mine, he truly is perfect. When the bell rang dad, Jake and I had geography. When the lesson began I showed dad the projects that we made. He chuckled but I'm not sure whether it was because of Rosalie's or even worse mum's about the island.

"What's up with that island?" I asked him curiously.

"Don't you know, its where you were," he started.

"I know all about that thank you very much, but I mean what's it called?" I asked him.

"Isle Esme. It was given to your grandma by your grandpa. They let us use it for our honeymoon," he explained.

"Oh, now I get it," I said realising.

"Miss Cullen, considering your paying so much attention to this lesson then perhaps you would like to answer a few questions," Mr Parker said challenging me, his eyebrows raised.

"Ok," I said confidently. 

"Tell us the seven continents in order from the largest to the smallest," he said.

"Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia," I said confidently.

"What is the capital of Brazil?" He asked.

"Brasilia," I answered.

"What about Denmark?" He asked.

"Copenhagen," I said smirking.

"Where is Saltzberg?" He asked, now getting annoyed.

"Austria," I said smiling, dad and Jake were trying not to laugh.

Mr Parker continued with the lesson after that, but kept looking in my direction with curiosity.

"You should have answered one wrong," dad said noticing his curiousness.

"What fun would that have been," I said smiling.

Dad just shook his head smiling as we got back to our work. The bell went yet again and we all got up off our seats and packed our books away. I was walking out the door when Mr Parker called me back.

"Miss Cullen?" He asked.

"Yes sir?" I asked him.

"A word of advice Miss Cullen, I do not tolerate know it all's in my class," he said formally.

"What did you just call me?" I said defensively.

"You know, a know it all," he said.

"Yeah I know what it means," I said annoyed.

"Exactly," he fumed.

"Well I'm not going to apologise for knowing things, sir," I said looking at him.

"Of course you wouldn't, your smarter than that," he said walking around in circles with sarcasm in his voice.

"What is your problem, you asked me questions and I answered them correctly," I said defensively.

"Is there a problem here?" Dad asked reentering the room.

"No," Mr Parker said.

"Well, obviously there is," I said disagreeing,

"Please keep your cousin under control Mr Cullen," he said to dad.

"Under control?" I asked in disbelief.

"Lets go Nessie," dad said taking me out of the classroom. "I'm very sorry, sir." 

"What do you think your doing?" He asked.

"Well I was trying to defend myself but your butting in didn't help," I said. "Under control, I'll show him what under control means." 

We met up with everyone else at lunch and they all had some news of their own.

"Guys guess what," Alice said excitedly.

"What?" We all asked curiously.

"The baby kicked," she said whispering while a smile stretched across her face.

Then we looked over at Emmett and Rosalie who looked the happiest they had ever been.

"Want a feel?" Rosalie asked me.

"Sure," I said sitting down next to her.

"Make it quick, before people notice," dad said.

Rosalie placed my hand over her stomach. I was thinking of how Rosalie and Emmett looked right now, so happy. I felt a little nudge.

"Wait, did he see that?" Rosalie said smiling as I took my hand away.

"Yeah, I think so," I said grinning.

"What did he see?" Emmet asked.

I touched his arm as his grin became bigger.

"So no matter what, we are definitely the first people he see's even though he isn't even born yet?" Emmett asked.

"Yes," I said.

"How did your last class go?" Dad asked mum.

"It was ok, just music, but I preferred the class before that," mum said smirking.

"Yeah, I heard about that," dad said looking over at me before focusing his eyes back on mum.

Mum leaned in and gave dad a kiss.

"Hello, daughter still here," I said looking away from my lovey dove parents.

"Hello, we're still teenagers," mum said looking at me, then back to give dad another kiss.

"You see, that right there is being out of control, not me I am definitely in control." I said thinking about what Mr Parker said to me.

"I have to agree with you about Bella and Edward but you can sometimes be out of control Nessie," Jasper announced.

"Your one to talk," I muttered.

"Nessie," mum cried.

When the bell rang Jasper was the first one to get up, not saying a word. I knew that his control for his thirst was a hard subject for Jasper and I had stupidly used it against him.

"Way to go, Nessie," Alice said getting up while giving me her beady eyes.

"Jazz," she called running after Jasper.

I looked down at the ground as I was getting up. Mum and dad shook their heads while heading back to class.

"It's ok," Jake said putting his arm around me as we walked down the corridor, he obviously saw the guilt in my face.

In the next lesson all I thought about was Jasper and that I was going to apologise to him when we were in calculus. I saw Carly in class and we started talking.

"So how did it go with them guys last night," I said smirking.

"Well, I got one of their numbers, his name is Matt," Carly said smiling. When she said his name her heartbeat picked up and she was blushed a bit to.

"So have you called him?" I asked her.

"No," she said.

"What, why not?" I asked her confused.

"I don't know I mean, what if he has changed his mind," she stated.

"Carly listen to me, if everyone had that attitude every time they were afraid of asking the someone out, do you know how many couples there would be? None. Besides if he does think like that, then he doesn't deserve you anyway," I said truthfully.

"That's easy for you to say," she said looking away.

"What's that suppose to mean?" I asked her.

"Oh come on Nessie, you know you could have any guy in this school," she said.

"I don't care, I've already got who I want and who I'll always want and that's Jake," I said to her honestly.

"You mean, your not going to have another boyfriend after him?" She asked in disbelief.

"I won't need one because there will be no after him anyway," I said.

"You really love him?" She asked.

"Yeah, I do," I said smiling.

The rest of the class flew by and it was soon time for calculus. When I entered the room Jasper had already taken his seat at the back, I joined him.

"Jasper, I'm really sorry about before I shouldn't have said what I did," I said apologising.

He didn't move, his eyes were focused on one person. One person that he hated and I joined him on that note. Lukas.

"Jasper?" I asked him.

"Nessie could you not have so much guilt, it's kind of distracting," he said.

"I'd feel a lot less guilty if you forgave me," I said tempting him.

"Sure your forgiven," he said before focusing back on Lukas who had the biggest smirk in the room.

I suddenly felt a rush of sadness flow through me and next thing I knew everyone was banging their heads off their table chanting, "I hate my life, I hate my life." Even Miss Fielding was doing it but on the board instead of a desk. People were even crying and Jasper looked like he was having a mental breakdown, something had definitely gone wrong. I looked over at Lukas who was staring at everyone, he looked like he was having fun with it all. When he noticed me looking in his direction he just simply said, "it has just begun." What did he mean by that, was it a threat? I honestly didn't know.

By the time everything was back to normal, the bell sounded. I grabbed Jasper and headed for the door. Everyone was looking at our cars for some reason.

"Guys, we need to talk......" I started.

"What happened?" I asked when I realized they were looking at Jake's torn apart bike with the chains on the ground. "Lukas?"

When they looked up they could see I had my hand on Jasper's arm and they knew something was wrong.

"What happened?" Mum asked.

"Jasper filled the room with sadness so that it would effect Lukas but, Lukas he threw it right back in his face and it didn't effect him at all," I said explaining.

"Jasper, are you ok?" Alice asked concerned.

"Yes, I think so," he replied.

I got lost in thought trying to figure out what Lukas had meant.

"Nessie, what is it?" Jake asked shaking me a little.

"Lukas, he said, it has just begun," I said looking at my family

"What does that mean?" Emmett asked.

"I don't know," I said shaking my head.

"This guy is pushing me over the edge," Jake growled.

I put my hand on his arm before turning to Rosalie.

"Is there anyway you can fix it?" I asked.

"No, not even I could fix that, sorry dog," she said actually sounding sincere.

"Rosalie," I said glaring at her.

"Sorry, Jake," she said.

"I don't want you to be sorry Rosalie, I want him to pay," Jake said.

"Money isn't a problem Jake. It can be replaced," Emmett said.

"That's not what I meant and I don't want it replaced. I've had it for 19 years, me and Bella didn't go through fixing them bikes for nothing." He said angrily.

"Mum, fix a bike?" I laughed.

"Actually I did help Nessie," mum said.

"Come on, we better get home and tell Carlisle and Esme," dad said changing the subject.

Once we reached the house dad explained everything to grandma and grandpa.

"I'm sorry about your bike, Jacob," grandma said.

"Thanks Esme," Jake said sightly smiling.

"Nessie, did Lukas say anything else or do anything that may give us a hint on what he meant by that?" Grandpa asked me.

"No that was it," I said.

"He has to be a shield, he just has to be," mum said getting frustrated,

"What, a shield for mental, physical and emotional attacks. I don't think he is a shield," I said.

"Then what do you think he is then?" Emmett asked.

"Well we know that he is definitely a vampire and we know that he isn't half breed," I said.

"Yeah?" They all said nodding their heads, encouraging me to carry on.

"What if he is more human than vampire, I mean it would explain how he still has a heartbeat and why he eats like a human does but still has powers and the same physical strength as a vampire," I said stating the obvious.

"You know Nessie, could be right on this one," Alice said talking to the others.

"Yeah, well only time will tell and he will need to be confronted by one of us," Rosalie said.

Everyone looked around at each other before everyone had their eyes on me.

"Come on," I moaned. "You seriously want me to be alone with that guy again?" 

"Your the only one he trusts and would listen to," Emmett said.

"And we know he won't hurt you," Jasper said.

"Really how, how do you know that?" I asked him.

"I did tap into his emotions and he does love you Nessie, maybe not as much as Jake loves you or you love him but, he still loves you in a way."

"That makes me feel a whole lot better," I said sarcastically. "Maybe he won't hurt me physically but there are other ways he can hurt me like emotionally or even mentally." 

No one answered.

"Fine, I'll do it," I said giving in.

"We won't be far away from you Nessie," Jake said.

"Yeah, well I'm off to bed, night," I said, making my way upstairs.

"Night," they called after me.

I opened my bedroom door before closing it again, I then got changed into my pyjamas. I opened the window and just sat there staring out of it while looking at the scenery. After that I climbed into bed, the last thing I remembered was Jake kissing my cheek.

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