The Lost Daughter of the Russian Empire

Chapter 5

A/N: well I have come up with a new way to get more reviews :P I will review your stories…if you have any, if you review this one;) …aren't I a little stinker :P … I will continue to write even if I don't have all the reviews that I want…cause I want to get this story out so I can start writing new ones that are floating in my head. I have no clue as to how many chapters I will make out of this story but I plan to make at least 17 or 18..and I already have 5, so I am almost halfway there :P. But without any further adieu here is chapter 6.

Edward POV:

I woke up to the sound of rain pitter pattering on the roof of the palace. I was slightly groggy when I woke up from my much-needed sleep.

Once I was up and awake I got up and nudged Carlisle until he woke up. I made my way to the kitchen to try and find something easy to cook; you see I wasn't ever really a good cook.

I find that kind of ironic. I worked in the kitchen, yet I couldn't cook anything. Anything I tried to cook I would burn it. I even burn eggs. But that's why I woke Carlisle up. Good Lord, he's an amazing 's why I love it when he cooks our meals.

I still have that same dream; it's about the night when the palace was ambushed. I can still remember hearing the crashing of the tall windows with rocks flying through them. I even remember some throwing in "fire bombs". My best friend, Dimitri was burned alive from a fire bomb. It was an accident of course. He was running to get to me when a fire bomb came whistling down and landed on him.

See, a fire bomb was basically a rock with a gasoline-doused cloth wrapped around a good size rock. This rock came down and hit him on the head, knocking him unconscious. As I was running to him I was pulled away by one of the older kitchen staff.

I will never forgive myself for not going back to try and save Dimitri. I told Carlisle all of this a couple of months after he found me. He tries to tell me that it wasn't my fault that he died. I want to believe him, but there is still a part of me that blames myself.

"Breakfast is served" Carlisle said in his fake British accent that he uses every time he makes his meals.

"Oh…wow…Carlisle this is amazing what is this?" I greedily stuck my fork back in the food and stuffed my face with the food.

"Oh…well...its just eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread, baked beans and mushrooms...It's the 'Full English Fry-Up' (a/n: I looked this up so this is a typical English breakfast..Carlisle is an English name so I had him prepare the typical English meal).

"I didn't know you were from England Carlisle…not that I have a problem with that..It's just.."

"It's ok, yes, I was born in England but when I was just a little boy, no older than 7 my mum and dad moved here to Russia. So I didn't even really know..that is until they passed on after that tragic accident"

Oh how could I forget. Carlisle mentioned how his parents were on there way to pick him up from a friends house; when they were gunned down for their money.

Since they didn't very much the delinquent pulled out his revolver and shot them both in the chest. And for 'good measure' he shot them both in the head. To make matters even worse he put them in the back of the car and drove the car to a marina dock and put the car in neutral and gave it a push.

He even had the nerve to watch as the car rolled into the lake.

Luckily someone saw the whole thing and called the local authorities. The man is still serving his life sentence. He is up for parole soon. I hope they reconsider the death penalty for that felon.

Carlisle didn't really tell me all of this. All he told me was that his parents were shot and killed by a man, but I also found out that the man who killed them was his own uncle, on his father's side.

See, Carlisle's father was coming into a 'decent' amount of money soon and his brother didn't really feel like sharing the money so what did he do. He killed his own brother and wife. Leaving Carlisle to live on the streets. He was in an orphanage for a while, but snuck out when the man running the orphanage was a mean 'ol drunk.

As I continued to eat this delicious meal I saw Carlisle walk out of the room. I guess old memories never really die.

Carlisle POV:

I cooked breakfast for us both. I cooked it exactly how I remember my mother made it. Oh how I missed her and father dreadfully. I can still remember them, but some of the memories are starting to fade away. That scares me, because I don't want to forget them. I mean they were my family for crying out loud.

I still remember mom's "Full English Fry-Up", maybe I made the breakfast subconsciously. I think my subconscious is trying to remember mom and dad, but my conscious is slowly forgetting them. Maybe this proves that I won't in fact forget them, I mean they were my parents after all.

"Carlisle?" ahh…Edward..he's like the little brother I always wanted…but really I'm old enough to be his father. Maybe that's why I feel so 'protective' of him.

"Yes, Edward?"

"Are you going to come back in here and eat? If not, I'm going to eat all of this delicious food without you." I could hear the humor in his voice, which meant that he did not really mean his threat.

As I walked back into the kitchen I heard this faint singing, it sounded like an angel came down from the heavens to bless mine and Edward's hearing. I shook it off thinking that no one comes here at all. I mean ever since the Romanov family was killed this place was blockaded up so no one could ever get in.

(a/n: yes, I know it was kind of short but I promise to make Carlisle POV longer in the coming chapters)

Bella POV:

As I made my way through Saint Petersburg I came upon this amazing restaurant with a pub I snuck in and grabbed a menu just to see what they had and they had:

Appetizers - Закуски

I. Salads - Салаты

Olivier Salad (Russian Potato Salad) - Оливье

A flexible salad composed of boiled potatoes, vegetables, often with meat, mixed in mayonnaise.

This salad is the creation of a French chef, M. Olivier, who in the 1860s opened a fashionable restaurant in Moscow called The Hermitage.

Crab Stick Salad - Салат из крабовых палочек

Salad with rice (or pasta), boiled eggs, sweet corn and diced crab (imitation or otherwise), mixed in mayonnaise.

order Russian crab meat

Herring Under a Fur Coat - Сельдь под шубой

Also known as Fish under a Fur Coat (Рыба под шубой), its a Russian favorite. Ingredients include herring fillets, potatoes, carrots, beets, eggs and mayonnaise.

see recipe for Herring Under a Fur Coat

Vinigret Salad - Винегрет

Another Russian food favorite, the Vinigret is an excellent vegetarian salad. Recipe for Russian Vinigret Salad.

II. Cold starters - Холодные закуски

Kholodets (Headcheese) - Холодец

Pieces of chopped meat in a set jelly, mixed with spices and garlic.

Also known as Studynets by Ukrainians.

Salo (Salted Pork Fat) - Сало

Salted and often seasoned pork fat, Salo is traditionally a Ukrainian delicatessen widely consumed by Russians.

Pickles - Соления

Pickles, also known as salted cucumbers (соленые огурцы), are a popular Russian food snack with vodka.

Marinated Mushrooms - Грибы маринованные

Russians not only like to pickle mushrooms and cucumbers, but tomatoes (помидоры), garlic (чеснок), beets (свеклы) and an assortment of other vegetables.

Red Caviar - Красная икра

Also called: Salmon Eggs (Икра лососевая).

Black Caviar - Черная икра

Also called: Caviar of Sturgeon ( Икра осетра).

Smoked Salmon - Копчёный лосось

Also look for Turbot (Палтус), Sea Bass (Капитан), Rybets (Сиг), Osetrina (Осетрина), Trout (Форель), Shad (Шэд) and Eel (Угорь).

Meat Assortment - Мясное ассорти

Cold meats in an assortment or on their own.

tongue (язык), boiled pork (буженина), fore shank (рулька), chicken roll (рулет куриный), bacon (бекон).

Kubasa (Sausage or Salami) - Колбаса

Kubasa (Canadian spelling) is a smoked meat sausage with spices and garlic, common in Russia & Ukraine.

III. Hot starters - Горячие закуски

Pancakes with Caviar - Блины с икрой

with Black Caviar (с черной икрой)

with Red Caviar (с красной икрой)

Pancakes with Meat - Блины с мясом

Varying types of meat from chicken to sausage and ham, rolled in pancakes (crapes) known as blini (блины).

Mushrooms Baked in SmetanaГрибы запеченные с сметаной

A popular hot appetizer. Served in a small metal dish with mushrooms baked into smetana (sour cream).

Chicken Wings - Крылышки

Calamari (Squid) - Кальмары

Shrimp - Креветки

Russian Soups - Супы

Borscht - Борщ

A vegetable soup most commonly made with beets and often with meat.

Okroshka - Окрошка

A cold soup based on kvas, green onion, herbs and spices such as black pepper, mustard or horse radish.

Shchi - Щи

Cabbage soup. See Russian food recipe for Shchi.

Ukha - Уха

A fish soup cooked with potatoes and other vegetables.

Rassolnyk - Рассольник

A tart sorrel soup sometimes served with kidneys.

Mushroom Soup - Грибной суп

Unlike the mushroom soup you find in a Cambell's can, Russian mushroom soup is usually a simple, wholesome soup with mushrooms, onions, carrots, potatoes, and a spoonful of sour cream upon serving.

Solyanka with meat - Солянка мясная

A thick meat based soup with pickle juice.

Solyanka with fish - Солянка рыбная

A thick fish based soup with pickle juice.

Main Courses - Горячие Блюда

Goluptsi (Cabbage Rolls) - Голубцы

Seasoned ground beef and rice filling stuffed inside boiled cabbage leaves. Sweet pepper shells are also a popular alternative to cabbage.

Shashlyk (Shish kebab) - Шашлык

Marinated meat cooked on a skewer.

Popularity in Russia originated in the late 19th century from Central Asian and Caucuses regions.

Choices often include "Shashlyk from" (Шашлыки из): beef (говядины), veal (телятины), chicken (курицы), mutton (баранины) and fish (рыбы).

Blini with Tvorog - Блины с творогом

Blini are Russian pancakes or crapes, while Tvorog is cottage cheese curds (the filling of the crape).

Some Russians, Ukrainians, Poles and Canadians also use the term Nalesniki (Налесники).

Pelmeni - Пельмени

A traditional Russian dish made with minced meat filling, wrapped in thin dough dumplings.

Vareniki - Вареники

Ukrainian dumplings made with different filings including mashed potatoes, sour cabbage, tvorog and berries.

Vareniki are the same kind of dumplings found throughout Canadian supermarkets, better known as Perogies.

Pirozhki - Пирожки

Small dough buns or pies stuffed with variable fillings. Traditional fillings include Pirozhki with (Пирожки с)...

Fish (рыбой) sautéed with onions and mixed with hard-boiled chopped eggs.

Meat (мясом) boiled and chopped, then mixed with sautéed onions and eggs.

Potato (картошкой) mashed, then mixed with eggs and smetana (sour cream).

Cabbage (капустой) sautéed, plus egg and spices.

Chebureki - Чебуреки

A popular Russian food that originated in Georgia.

Chebureki consist of a thin layer of dough and seasoned ground meat filling, deep-fried in a pan of oil.

Draniki - Драники

A popular dish said to have originated in Belarus. Draniki are basically potato pancakes, usually served with a rich serving of smetana (sour cream).

see recipe for Draniki with Fish

Kotleti - Котлеты

Fried meat cutlets, not dissimilar to Salisbury steak.

Chicken Kiev - Котлета по-киевски

A dish of boneless chicken breast pounded and rolled around cold unsalted butter, then breaded and fried.

Russian food recipe for Chicken Kiev

Beef Stroganoff - Говядина по-строгановски

Sautéed pieces of beef served in a sour cream sauce.

Side Dishes & Dressings - Гарниры и заправки

Rice with Vegetables - Рис с овощами

Steamed Vegetables - Овощи паровые

Grilled Vegetables - Овощи гриль

Mashed Potatoes - Картофельное пюре

French Fries - Картофель фри

Spaghetti-pasta - Паста-спагетти

Cooked Buckwheat - Гречневая каша

Eaten in Russia as a side dish, just like rice or potatoes in the west.

Smetana (Sour Cream) - Сметана

Mayonnaise - Майонез

Salad Oil - Масло растительное

Tomato Ketchup - Кетчуп

Butter - Масло сливочное

Mustard - Горчица

Horseradish - Хрен

Cocktail Sauce - Соус коктейльный

Olive Oil - Масло оливковое

Soya Sauce - Соевый соус

Russian Dessert - Десерт

Tvorog - Творог

A type of cottage cheese, tvorog is a tasty Russian treat when eaten with honey (мёд) or jam (варенье).

Syrniki - Сырники

Popular for both dessert and breakfast, they consist of tvorog fried on a sauce-pan. The outsides of these "tvorog patties" become crispy, while the center is warm and creamy. Served with a spoonful of sour cream.

Sirok - Сырок

A treat that tastes similar to cheesecake. Sirok is basically tvorog coated in chocolate or other sweat coatings.

Blini - Блины

A thin Russian pancake (or crape), that is eaten for dessert with honey or jam. Here's a popular Blini recipe.

Oladi - Оладьи

Oladi are also pancakes, but much thicker than Blini. Oladi resemble pancakes in the west (while blini are more like crapes). Eaten with butter, honey and/or jam.

Cake - Торт

There are many varieties of cake, from moist to puffy, while most are fairly sweet. Some cakes are made without flour and use ground walnuts or almonds instead.

Ice Cream - Мороженое

No matter the season, even in the dead of winter at minus 20 below zero, Russians love their ice cream.

Popular varietiesof ice cream: Vanilla (Ванильное), Strawberry (Клубничное), Peppermint (Мятное), Chocolate (Шоколадное), Blueberry (Черничное), Pistachio (Фисташковое), Raspberry (Малиновое), Caramel (Карамельное), Plum (Сливовое).

Jelly - Желе

Jellied fruit from the likes of cherries, pears and plums is a popular Russian food served for dessert.

Halva - Халва

A popular Russian treat with origins from the Middle East. Halva is basically a high calorie spread or paste made from sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or various nuts.

purchase halva from online Russian food store.

Zefir - Зефир

Sweet and fluffy marshmallow treat popular in Russia.

purchase Russian Zefir online

Russian Drinks - Напитки

I. Drinks with alcohol - Алкогольные напитки

Beer - Пиво

Beer on tap - Разливное пиво

Beer from bottles - Пиво в бутылках

Unfiltered Beer - Пиво нефильтрованное

Imported Beer - Пиво импортированное

While drinking beer, Russians & Ukrainians often snack on dry salted fish (рыбка солено-сушеная) and shrimp (креветка) or smoked calamari (кальмары копчёные).

Wine - Вино

Red wine - Красное вино

White wine - Белое вино

Blush wine - Розовое вино

Port - Портвайн

Some popular wine in Russia: Moldovan (молдовское), Bulgarian (болгарское), Californian (калифорнское), Australian (австралийское), Crimean (крымское), Georgian (грузинское), Argentinean (аргентинское), Italian (итальянское), French (французское).

Vodka - Водка

Russian vodka ("little water"), generally has an alcohol content of 40% (USA 80 proof).

Good Russian vodka is derived from grains, potato or sugar beat molasses.

Samogon - Самогон

Samogon is homemade Russian vodka. Like moonshine in the west, it usually has a very high alcohol content.

Not found on the menu in restaurants, it is nevertheless, quite popular amongst friends when drinking at home.

Cognac - Коньяк

After vodka, cognac is the second most popular spirit you will find on Russian tables.

Tequila - Текила

Whisky - Виски

Gin - Джин

Rum - Ром

Liqueurs - Ликёры

I. Non alcohol drinks - Безалкогольные напитки

Compote - Компот

A light refreshing drink made by boiling fresh fruit with sugar, then leaving it to cool and infuse.

Unlike juice, the original fruit or berry in Russian compote is preserved in the juice. Buy compote online.

Juice - Сок

Common varieties of juice: Orange (Апельсиновый), Grapefruit (Грейпфрутовый), Peach (Персиковый), Pineapple (Ананасовый), Raspberry (Малиновый), Apricot (Абрикосовый), Cherry (Вишнёвый сок), Strawberry (Клубничный), Apple (Яблочный).

buy juice produced in Russia

Kvas - Квас

A dark, fizzy, slightly sour-tasting drink made from bread or grain in a similar process to brewing beer. Very refreshing when drank cold on a hot summer day.

Kefir - Кифир

Kefir is a fermented milk drink with varying degrees of sour, depending on how long it has fermented.

Milk - Молоко

Chocolate milk - Молоко шоколадное

White milk - Молоко белое

Milkshake - Молочный Коктейль

A few common flavors: Chocolate (Шоколадный), Strawberry (Клубничный), Vanilla (Ванильный).

Mineral Water - Вода минеральная

plain water (no carbonation) - вода без газа

carbonated water - вода с газом

Pop (Soft Drinks) - Вода газированная

Coca Cola (Кока-Кола), Diet Coke (Кока-Кола Лайт), Sprite (Спрайт), Fanta (Фанта), Red Bull (Ред Булл).

Tea / Coffee - Чай / Кофе

Russians love to sit around the table, drink tea or coffee and eat chocolate & sweets. Russia, incidentally, is one of the largest tea consumers and importers in the world.

Espresso - Эспрессо

Decaffeinated coffee - Кофе без кофеина

American coffee - Кофе Американский

Irish coffee - Кофе по-ирландски

Cappuccino - Капуччино

Jasmine tea - Чай Цветок Жасмин

Rose bud tea - Чай Шиповник

Earl Grey tea - Чай Эрл Грей

Green tea - Чай Зелёный

They seemed to have everything at this restaurant. I so wanted to go in but I was chased off by the pub owner. I decided that I no longer wanted to be here in Russia. I wanted to go find what was there in Paris. I walked for what felt like hours over to the train station I was next in line when I was turned away. It seems that you need a passport to leave Russia if you are going to another country.

As I was walking away I was pulled to the side by an elderly woman. "Go see Edward and Carlisle at the old Romanov Palace". I asked her why and she just said "well, you want to get to Paris don't you?" I of course nodded. "well they can help you". I gave her a quick hug and ran over to the towering palace that could be seen from where I was standing, and that was at the center of town.

Once I reached the Palace I saw that it was boarded up tight. Sassy made her way in (a/n if you forgot who Sassy is, it's the stray beagle puppy that Bella found) "Sassy! Get back here!" I tried to grab her but she snuck in through a crack in between boards of wood. I tried to get in there and I finally found an opening that was big enough for me.

I was walking around the big what looked like a foyer. I slowly walked over to a table that held a vase. I couldn't help but feel as if this all seemed familiar to me.

I started humming the song that I has helped me fall asleep.

Dancing bears,Painted wings,Things I almost remember,And a song someone sings,Once upon a December

Someone holds me safe and warm,Horses prance through a silver storm,Figures dancing gracefully across my memory...

(Instrumental interlude)(Singing aaa with melody)

Someone holds me safe and warm,Horses prance through a silver storm,Figures dancing gracefully across my memory...

Far away, long agoGlowing dim as an ember,Things my heart used to know,Things it yearns to remember.

And a song someone sings,Once upon a December

I apparently was singing louder than I thought as I got towards the end because I was interrupted by this gorgeous man storming out into the open and yelled

"Who are you and how did you get in here?"

A/N: ok so I know that that is a mean place to leave off. But this whole thing is about 3,000 words maybe even more. I mean I think that this is a lot for a chapter since I haven't updated for a while. Given that about 1,000 of these words is the Russian Menu. I wanted to put that in there to show just what kind of foods they eat. The next chapter will be about Edward convincing Bella to 'pretend' to be Bellastasia. Thank you to all who reviewed and to those who even added me to their story alerts.

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