Midnight, Towards the Dark

Unexpected Night

Since I can't sleep, I walked around the house. The Cullens just kind of chilled out and did whatever they wanted during this time. Edward often played the piano for Bella.

At my house, I usually passed the night with a little bit of sleeping, and also possibly staring at the wall. It was dull, but I couldn't think of any other way to pass the night.

Now that I thought about it, humans were only conscious for about half of their lifetime if they sleep for half the day!

After a little bit of walking around the house, and peeking into everyone's room to see what they were doing, I hopped into Alice's room.

"Alice?"

She was waving at me from her bed, where she had a book open.

"What's up?" she asked.

I just shrugged and then sat next to her on her bed. She kinda ignored me for a minute before she shut her book and turned to face me.

"So, would you like to hunt really quick? My eyes are getting a bit black, and so are yours," she added quickly.

I glanced at her in confusion. My eyes...were still amber.

Alice glared at me. She obviously wanted me to come. So I rolled my eyes, and I followed her out through the window.

She motioned for me to follow her closely, until we were well away from the house.

Alice didn't eat much. She caught a lion, and gave about a third of it to me. I was full after that. She caught herself a small rabbit, and then sat down on the ground.

"Actually, I had to talk to you about your future," she said, as she wiped her mouth.

I raised my eyebrow. The future.

"What about it?" I asked.

She shrugged. "It's nothing in particular. Just, that somebody you know is possibly trying to get your attention."

Alice stared into space for a moment. She seemed to be giving a prophesy or something. Nothing made sense!

She came back into the real world soon. "They don't know how to do it, and they're hoping you realize it yourself soon. After all, no secrets in the house is kept," she added with a grin.

Oh! I think it's one of the Cullens.

So one of them is trying to get my attention, and hoping I realize it myself? Why? Concern?

"It isn't you Alice, is it?" I asked.

She shook her head, "Nope. But, I'll just say you interact with them...quite a lot. Especially when you're locked inside your room," she added with a shudder.

That rules out Edward, Emmett, and Jasper. Bella's in the category. So is Rosalie, after she became my new friend. Carlisle's extremely nice. Esme is caring, like my second mother. William is a great friend and always makes sure I'm not dying in my house during my house arrest.

Hmm.

"Uh, thanks Alice?" I said.

She grinned. "What are friends for?"


By the time we made it back to the house, it was one in the morning. Everyone was still doing whatever they were doing before we left.

I glanced up at everyone, trying to see if they were staring at me or anything.

Alice's "warning" was a bit creepy in a way, but what did I have to fear about this place? Like I said before, it was literally like a second home to me!

Bella wanted to talk to me now. She ordered Edward to play his loudest pieces, and then strolled with me into the nearby forest.

"Sophie, I need to tell you something. You know how you've been a vampire for a pretty long time now, and you know a lot about our family?" she asked.

I nodded. What is it with people giving me talks today?

She continued. "Well, you should know that there are no secrets in our house. You just haven't been there long enough. However, you should pay more attention to those around you," she added apologetically.

Just what Alice said! Will they tell me what's going on?

"Bella? Will you just tell me who it is?" I asked in exasperation.

She looked surprised.

"Alice already told you about that? Oh. Uh, well...you see, somebody. I'm not gonna name names right now-"

Someone cut her off.

"Hey Bella! Are you hunting or what?"

I glanced up at the trees, and saw William dangling from one of the trunks.

"Will!" I waved enthusiastically.

"Anyone in mood for a midnight snack?" he asked.

Bella shrugged, and ran back home.

"I'll come!" I yelled, before launching myself up the tree.

"What're we hunting?" I asked.

William pointing to something in front of us. A giant bird. I grinned. My favorite.

I leaped on top of it, and dragged it down with me to the ground. It struggled, until I killed it, and drank the blood. I liked birds, because they didn't really have too much blood inside of them.

Second, they had been exposed to flying, and the wind. You can taste that in their blood. I love that taste so much...

"Nice catch," William commented, finishing up his own kill.

I smiled and touched the lifeless bird. I winced a bit, feeling guilty for killing it. Maybe it was still young!

But if I didn't kill it, I would've had to have human blood. The logic was still the same. I wasn't a vegetarian before I was a vampire! Therefore, I've had meat before, from animals that had been killed.

"Hey Will? Today's been a weird day," I commented.

"How so?"

"Well, the slumber party for one. Oh yeah, sorry for pouring that over your head," I added, as I recalled out pranks earlier that day.

He shrugged. "It's fine."

"Anyways, and then Alice drags me out into the forest and talks to me about some deep stuff, then Bella does the same thing. Isn't that just kind of weird?" I asked.

He took in a deep breath. Oops...

"Of course it's a bit weird, but if they didn't tell you anything weird, would we still be vampires? No. I can guess what they told you though. Please ignore them. They're being absolutely ridiculous and I feel the need to crush them into a tiny little pulp, so please ignore them," he added.

Oh, okay. Nice brother.

"Will! They don't mean to harm me! They're just...slightly overprotective!" I said.

He raised his eyebrow.

"Slightly?"

Okay...why was he so concerned about something that wasn't even his business?

I guess I just got a little angry, but I sprinted back to the house in a second.

"Hi Sophie," Alice said as I walked through the door.

I rolled my eyes and sat down on the couch. This would be a good time to sleep. Except I can't sleep!

"Hi Alice," I mumbled, before I started trying to meditate.

It seemed to be as close as I could get to sleep.





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