Chapter 19: The Illusion of Normalcy
We waited on edge for something to develop but weeks went سے طرف کی and Aunt Alice didn’t have any visions regarding the Volturi and Sienna. She spent most of her free time in La Push with Seth یا here at our house. She slept over my parent’s house a lot. If it were under better circumstances it would have been مزید enjoyable it was kind of like having a sister. It was definitely nice to have someone in the house that was truly similar in age to me. It is peculiar for your parents and aunts and uncles to look as though they are the same age that آپ are; so it was nice to have someone truly on my wavelength basically living with me. My grandma Esme brushed up on her cooking skills and learned all of Sienna’s پسندیدہ foods in an effort to get her to eat more, but Sienna wasn’t too hungry. She acted pretty normal and went through the motions of life with going to school, and maintaining her relationship with Seth; but she spent a lot of time alone drawing. She drew that guy and girl all of the time, they were always in the woods facing each other in an embrace and smiling as though they had been reunited after a long separation. She cried in her sleep. She was so brave during the دن but it seemed at night that her defenses were down. I finally confronted her about it one night. I sat down اگلے to her and gently shook her until she was awake. “Si, آپ were crying again. What is it?” She just stared past me like I wasn’t there. I hugged her and rocked her, we sat like that for a long time and then she cleared her throat and clumsily wiped her tears away. “I’m fine” she said. She wouldn’t say anything further so I let it go; I know what its like to be questioned against your will. She finally took a breath and spoke, “this isn’t right Nessie.” “What isn’t right? Would آپ rather stay at my grandparent’s house?” “No, I mean I am endangering all of آپ سے طرف کی being here. The thought of someone getting hurt because of me kills me; I can’t sleep یا eat because I am so stressed over what may become of all of آپ because of me. Nobody has ever cared about me and to be honest I have never cared for anyone myself. I never learned to love, but I do care for all of آپ and it is terrifying. I am so afraid that I will lose آپ all. I worry that I am bringing آپ trouble.” I calmed her down, “No آپ are not, and everything will be fine, آپ will see. We will be like sisters…forever” I smiled at her. She looked back at me and a smile lit up her grim eyes, ‘forever…” she echoed and then she lay back down and at last sleep came to her. The اگلے morning Seth and Jake showed up. The four of us walked through the woods in silence. Finally Jake spoke up, “Ok, listen, there is a lot going on right now but we cannot just put our lives on hold and live in fear. We have a very secure system in place, on سب, سب سے اوپر of the fact that Alice can warn us if trouble is coming. I think that we should all start attempting to have a little مزید fun once in awhile.” I looked over at Sienna who was pale, and had circles under her eyes. She looked a little leaner too. I knew he was right she needed normalcy مزید than any of us. Seth looked up earnestly, “Sienna, why don’t we take آپ guys to your homecoming dance? It will be fun.” He flashed her a persuasive smile. He looked so goofy, almost like a used car salesman who was trying to مہر a deal. Sienna laughed for the first time in weeks, ‘I don’t know Seth, I don’t really do school functions.” “Come on Si, it will be fun. Just think of how excited Aunt Alice will be when she finds out that she gets to play dress up with us again,” I joked. “Oh, all right,” she chuckled, “for your aunt Alice.” “What about me?” Seth asked with a mock injured look on his face. “For آپ too” she کہا rolling her eyes. Seth looked at her and smiled, “It’s nice to see آپ smile again,” he کہا as he kissed her cheek and took her hand to lead her away. Once we were alone Jake turned to me, “I hope that آپ aren’t mad that I volunteered آپ for this,” He کہا apologetically. “Seth is really worried about her; she just goes to school and then comes ہوم and draws.” I looked at him, “Sure Jake, آپ know it was just an excuse to get me to agree to آپ taking me to a dance,” I teased. He snorted at me in laughter, “Yea, آپ see right through my scam,” he joked. “Seriously, though I am worried too,” I told him quietly. “She cries at night Jake, almost every night. She کہا that she is scared that one of us will be hurt, she isn’t even concerned about herself.” Jake shook his head, “Her entire world has been turned upside down her future stolen and she is worried about all of us,” he کہا in disbelief. “What if we can’t protect her?” I asked as fear suddenly washed over me. He turned to face me and put his hands on my shoulders, “Don’t آپ worry about anything, don’t think like that it will be fine. We have beaten the Volturi once before if it comes down to it we will do it again, آپ know that.” I bit my lip and looked down, I didn’t want him to know how worried I truly was and I certainly didn’t want Sienna to see it. All of a sudden the feeling of power washed through me again, I hadn’t felt it since my birthday. I started shaking and Jake looked up in surprise, “Nessie what’s wrong!” he shouted. “I’m not sure,” I whispered. The vibrations that ran through my body felt like an electric current I fell to my knees and stayed there until the strange sensation went away. Jake ran up to me and picked me up, “Are آپ alright, what was it?” “I-I’m not sure” I کہا shakily. “I’m taking آپ home,” he کہا in a tone that I couldn’t argue with. “What about Seth and Sienna?” I asked. “I will call them; we need to get آپ home.” Jake carried me into my grandparent’s house. My grandfather was reading the newspaper and my grandmother was baking Sienna’s favorite, baked ziti. When grandpa Carlisle saw Jake carrying me in he put the paper down and was at my side in a second. “What happened?” he asked patiently. “I don’t know, she just started shaking and fell.” Jake told him, سے طرف کی this point my grandmother was at my side as well. “Is she ok?” she asked with worry. “I’m going to go look at her Esme,” my grandfather reassured her. “Where are Edward and Bella” Jake asked. “They went hunting with the others,” my grandmother explained. My grandfather led Jake and I up to his study. He looked me over and asked me a few questions, “Renesmee, have آپ had this feeling before?” He asked me. I nodded. “Yes, on my birthday.” His brow furrowed thoughtfully, “Hmm, what does it feel like when آپ start shaking,” he asked me. “I feel as though I have an electrical current running through my veins, I feel so strong that it scares me.” I told him. He thought for a moment and then his eyes lit up, “I wonder if this has to do with your immortality. آپ might have another power that we need to discover.” He told me. I hadn’t even considered that. “What were آپ doing when آپ felt this sensation, on both incidents?” He continued to سوال me. “I was scared, on my birthday I was scared…” I trailed off and looked away from Jake, “scared that Jake was gone from my life for good.” Jake put his hand on my cheek and looked at me apologetically. “what about today,” my grandfather continued on.” Today I was scared about the situation with Sienna. I am worried that she will be hurt.” My grandfather paced for a moment as he stared off into space and added it all together. “Well, I would guess that آپ do have an additional power now that we will need to discover but it must come into action when your body is in a state of fear. Perhaps it has something to do with the adrenaline in your system. When it is secreted into your system your new powers become activated.” I thought for a minute, “So how will we find out what it is?” My grandfather smiled at me “In time, child, physically آپ are fine, so I am not worried. Just give yourself time and it will make itself known.” Jakes phone rang, “Hey we are back at the Cullen’s just get back here and we will explain.” Jake hung up, “It was Seth.” He said. My grandfather smiled at us, “Everything will be fine, don’t worry Sienna will be fine and so will آپ Renesmee,” he kissed my forehead and walked out of the room. “Great, one مزید mystery to solve” I muttered. Jake looked down at me and smiled, “Nessie, what am I going to do with you. I can’t take آپ anywhere,” he کہا with a smirk. I glared at him as he kissed me; and just like that he was forgiven.