Chapter 11: The Times They Are a Changin’
“So, bạn have an ice house.” I offered. It was a nice house a decent size with beautiful furniture. But it had an empty feel to it. Sienna shrugged, a house and a trang chủ are two different things she đã đưa ý kiến bitterly. Ever since my mother died my father consumes himself with work. My sister Jessica took off after graduation she lives in Buffalo, NY. I was not really close with her we are complete opposites. I guess bạn could say my mom was the glue that held this family together”. “How long cách đây did she die? I asked. “I was a baby I don’t even remember her.” Sienna đã đưa ý kiến quietly. I’m sorry I told her. I couldn’t imagine being without my mother hoặc father they were my life, my entire huge wacky family was my very essence I felt horrible for her and thought how odd it was that a mansion full of ma cà rồng was thêm comforting than this lonely house. “It’s alright; I’m a loner she smiled slyly. We watched TV for a bit and she showed me her drawings. There were many of this mysterious girl. She also had drawings of a guy who looked familiar I just couldn’t put my finger on it. “Who is that guy?” I asked her. “I have no idea, I keep dreaming about him and the girl in my other drawings.” “Huh” I commented. “Well these are really good bạn are pretty talented.” She smiled shyly which was out of character for her I had yet to see her be timid about anything. “They’re alright she said, “I really want to go to college for art. It’s the only thing hat means anything to me.” I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t invited her to my party yet. “Si, I said, “do bạn want to come to my birthday party tomorrow night? It’s my sweet 16. It’s probably going to be lame, I have a ton of family coming in from out of town and my aunt is like this deranged party planner I could use bạn there for moral support.” She lit up when she heard me describe my family. “I would tình yêu to; I haven’t been to any type of family function in so long.” One thêm thing I added with a cringe, “It’s a formal event” she laughed “I can handle it don’t worry.” I smiled at her “if bạn want bạn can just come trang chủ with me and we can get ready together. My aunt loves playing dress up I am sure she has a áo choàng that bạn could borrow.” She looked truly excited. It sounds really fun Ness I would tình yêu to come. “So is that guy coming?” She asked with interest. “Who Nahuel?” “That’s his name?” she asked with wide eyes “mmm exotic.” She teased “Oh shut up Si I told her with a giggle. “He’s invited but he looked pretty mad so who knows.” I told her. “Well either way we will have fun” she promised. I hugged her and then I walked out of the house I called my mother but my father answered this time.” I will be down the đường phố, street in two seconds” he growled. I heard his car before I saw him. I could tell he wasn’t happy with me when I got in the car. He didn’t look at me which is his method for controlling his anger when I am involved. He stared at the road, “Do bạn mind explaining the little spectacle bạn put on at school today?” I sighed, “I’m sorry daddy, he kissed me I didn’t initiate it.” He finally looked at me I cowered in my ghế, chỗ ngồi when I saw how fierce his eyes looked. “Give me one reason why I shouldn’t track him down right now Renesmee.” He snarled. “DAD. I đã đưa ý kiến “You are overreacting. bạn wanted me to have human experiences there bạn go, I had one.” I snapped. He pulled into my grandparent’s driveway and then parked the car. I hadn’t realized that we had been driving so fast. “That is ridiculous Renesmee I didn’t intend for bạn to make out with a guy in the cafeteria. Listen I don’t like how this guy is behaving with you. It is very disrespectful.” I tried to keep my tone even, “I’m sorry if bạn are offended. He likes me daddy. No guy has ever liked me, he understands me I can be myself around him. I don’t have a lot of Những người bạn please don’t ruin this for me, leave him alone.” I looked at him as fiercely as I could, then I turned from him and ran to our cottage. I stayed in my room for the rest of the night much to my Aunt Alice’s dismay apparently she had been hoping for a dress rehearsal. I didn’t care; I was so fed up with almost every aspect of my life. I fell into a dark and troubled sleep Jacob was trying to warn me about something and it didn’t make any sense all of a sudden Nahuel came into my view with that same angry look that he had on his face in the parking lot. His eyes were so fierce and red that I woke up with a scream. My parents ran into my room, “are bạn ok what happened?” they wanted to know. It’s ok just a bad dream I assured them. My aunt Alice came bounding into the room “alright people we have a lot of work to do when stopped short Nessie bạn look awful are bạn testing my skills for tonight hoặc something?” I got up and looked in the mirror she was right. I had dark circles under my eyes and I was very pale. My mother looked at me in concern and placed my head in her hands, “I think bạn should stay trang chủ today.” She said. I can’t I told her I have to go to school, plus Sienna is coming trang chủ with me to get ready for the party. I turned to my aunt Alice, “do bạn have a dress for her? She is all alone her mom died when she was little her father is away on business and her sister is in another state.” My aunt looked at me excitedly, “of course, Oh this will be so fun” she squealed. My mother looked at me, “The poor girl” she murmured “she is Jessica’s little sister isn’t she?” I nodded. My mother’s face became dark. “Her mother died in childbirth with her” she đã đưa ý kiến it in almost a whisper my father put his arms around her protectively. My mother was very sensitive to children such as this considering it had happened to her and luckily my father had been there to save her. “She is welcome here anytime” my mother told me; just remember to keep your distance with the details of our family.” “I know mom, I told bạn she doesn’t ask.” My mother hugged me and looked at me with a sad look on her face, “I can’t believe my baby is going to be fully grown. I tình yêu bạn Renesmee I am so thankful for you, bạn are my Angel bạn know that right?” She asked. I smiled my mother had always called me that from the time I was a baby. I tình yêu bạn too mom. I told her “Alright enough I have got to get her looking halfway decent for school!” Aunt Alice declared I groaned, “isn’t it enough that I am yours later can’t I just wear jeans and sneakers?” “Nope, she replied with a smile. She tossed me a pair of skinny jeans, boots and a ren lined black tank with a matching cropped sweater. “Perfection!” she smiled.
Most of my ngày was a blur my aunt Alice and Aunt Rosalie dropped me at school on her way to the caterers and all of the rest of the errands they were running. I laughed to myself as they were bickering over party details when I got out of the car. At lunch I was nervous to see Nahuel but he wasn’t there. As I sat in the cafeteria, I started to feel really weird I felt hot and my tim, trái tim started pounding. My head was spinning and I felt as though I was going to pass out, so I got up to get outside for a một phút I needed air. I stumbled out of the door and sat at a picnic bàn and put my head down momentarily. After a bit the heady feeling I had started to leave me it was replaced bởi this surge of power that shot through my body I had never felt it before. I glanced at my cell phone I considered calling my parents I was shaking now. I noticed the time, it was officially my birthday. All of a sudden I had this gut wrenching compulsion to get to Jacob I needed him. I had never needed him before, not like this. I longed for his voice his face… suddenly my father was standing over me. “Nessie?” His face wrought with concern. “Daddy what’s happening to me? I asked. “I had no idea, I never would have sent bạn to school today if I knew” he picked me u and carried me to the car. “I already talked to the school nurse” he đã đưa ý kiến as e laid me across the back seat. My mother was in the front ghế, chỗ ngồi and she instantly got into the back with me and cradled me in her arms. “Its ok honey, bạn are changing bạn are immortal now.” “When will it stop I shrieked as the shaking became thêm violent. “We aren’t sure my father replied we are going trang chủ now Grandpa Carlisle will meet us there.” He sped along the streets and all I could think of was Jacob, my eyes closed and I fell into a troubled sleep. I was running after Jacob but he kept slipping out from my reach then I was chasing a chó sói, sói he jumped off a cliff, I followed and woke up screaming. I was n my giường and my parents and Grandfather were right there. “Nessie!” My mother cried.”Jacob, my Jacob what have I done?” I sobbed. My mother turned to my father and I heard her whisper, “it happened.” “What happened?” I asked “the change” my father offered a little too quickly I knew they were hiding something form me but I didn’t have the energy to fight it. “I think that we should hủy bỏ the party my grandfather đã đưa ý kiến quietly “She is in no condition.” “No, I said. Aunt Alice has been planning every last detail, I’m ok,” I did a quick inventory. I was no longer trembling hoặc feeling faint. I went to get up and my father helped me, “Are bạn sure?” he asked. I am fine I reassured him. “Oh no!” I đã đưa ý kiến as I realized what time it was. “I offered to give Sienna a ride trang chủ with me to get ready. I have to call her!” My aunt Rosalie sailed into the room I will pick her up she offered. Thank bạn I told her I called Sienna, “Hey have bạn been waiting long?” “Just ten phút hoặc so she replied. “Where are you? People saw bạn get carried out to a car in lunch are bạn ok? I have been texting bạn like crazy.” “Yea I’m fine, I must have ate something bad I told her, “my d- uncle picked me up I am fine now though. “ “Good, she đã đưa ý kiến with relief, “you had me scared.” “My aunt Rosalie is going to pick bạn up she will be there soon.” “Ok,” Sienna said, “get some rest, bạn will need it I have a feeling this will be one hell of a part