Torchwood At TwilightAuthor:
I don’t own them; if I did I wouldn’t be writing fanfiction. Summary:
When Bella doesn’t make it to Edward in time, she ends up finding out that weirder things exist than vampires and werewolves.Pairings:
Bella/Edward, Janto, some Bella/Owen Spoilers:
Twilight – Starts in New Moon when Bella is racing to stop Edward from stepping into the sun in Italy and will be AU from there. Torchwood – Slightly AU ending to Season 1, Jack never left.Warnings:
!!! Character Death...Sort of. Can’t think of anything else at the moment….A/N:
This is an idea Ice_Whisper and I came up with. I wasn’t going to write it since I don’t think I’ll be able to write the Torchwood characters and do them justice. But then I was thinking about it later and got like, the first two chapters written in my head and decided I had to write it down. So, I hope you like it and that I don’t do too horribly on the Torchwood characters…Or the Twilight characters for that matter.A/N2:
Just a note for anyone reading any of my other stories and wondering where the hell the updates are…My computer recently crashed and my hard drive is completely fried…Which means that I lost all of my notes! And I had a lot! This was started while I waited to find out if any of the notes for my other stories could be saved; and sadly none of them could. Hopefully, I should be getting some new chapters up soon, though. Anyway, on to the story! I hope you like it!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Chapter 1: Too Late
Almost there. She was almost there. Just a little further. She could see him now, standing at the edge of the shadows, his chest bare. The clock tolled again. So close, so close.
Bella let out a short shriek as she tripped, flying forward and landing on the hard ground. She looked up frantically as she scrambled back to her feet and through a break in the crowd, saw Edward take a step toward the sunlight.
!!!” She screamed as she finally regained her footing, sprinting towards the shadows once more.
But it was too late.
As she ran, she saw Edward take that last step forward. The sunlight sparkled off his naked chest for the barest of seconds before two sets of covered hands shot out of the shadows, grabbed Edward by the arms and yanked him back into the cover of darkness in the alley.
Bella screamed again and raced toward the alley entrance. As she ran into the shadows, she looked around frantically, trying to spot Edward or the Volturi guards that had pulled him out of the sun. But there was no one there.
She ran the length of the alley three times before finally admitting to herself what she knew to be true: She had been too late. Edward had stepped into the sunlight and was now dead, or would be soon, because of it. Because she hadn’t made it in time. Because she had tripped
Bella collapsed to the ground, sobs wracking her body. She laid there crying in agony for a few minutes before hearing her name.
It was Alice, approaching quickly from the shadowed end of the alleyway. Bella looked up and met her gaze, tears still flowing freely and Alice froze in her tracks as a look of horror crossed her face.
Alice shook her head, “No,” She whispered in denial before moving toward Bella once more.
As Bella watched Alice get closer, something inside her broke. She shook her head and clambered to her feet, glancing at Alice for a moment before turning and running, heading for the crowded square and the sunlight, knowing that Alice couldn’t follow her.
“Bella! Bella, wait!” Alice cried as she stopped just before the shadows turned to sunlight. “Bella, stop! Come back!”
Bella could hear Alice calling for her, but she ignored the vampire girl and continued running. Tears were still falling down her face but were starting to slow. She had no idea where she was going; all she knew was that Edward was dead, nothing else mattered. She continued to run, wiping the tears from her face as she went. She finally reached the gates of the city, tripping through them in her need for escape. Pausing for a moment, she looked around and spotted a middle-aged man getting into his car and quickly ran over to him, wiping away the last of her tears as she did so.
“Excuse me?” She asked quietly.
The man looked up and his eyes widened as he took in her appearance; her eyes were red and puffy, her knees dirty and palms torn from falling and her hair was a mess. “Are you alright?” He asked, his voice tinged with an Italian accent.
Bella breathed a sigh of relief when hearing the English words; she had totally forgotten that he might not speak it. She nodded slightly. “I-I’m fine,” He replied. “But could you give me a ride?”
The man looked her over, obviously not believing that she was alright but apparently decided not to push her on the issue. He nodded and motioned her toward the passenger side of the car.
Bella gave him a tiny hint of a smile in thanks as she got into the car. She quickly buckled up and turned to look out the window as the man got in and started the car, pulling out onto the road and heading away from the city.
After a few moments of silence the man spoke up, causing Bella to jump. “I am Paolo,” He said, glancing at her for a moment before turning back to the road.
Bella turned to him for a moment but didn’t say anything before turning back to stare out the window. She watched as the scenery passed by, not even really taking it in; it was all just a blur of color to her. Edward was gone so what did it matter where she was going?
“Where would you like me to take you?” Paolo asked, breaking the silence once more.
Bella blinked for a moment as she considered it. She didn’t want to go back to Forks; there really wasn’t anything there for her, Charlie would be fine without her. And she didn’t want to deal with people that she knew. Besides, she didn’t have any money for a plane ticket back to the states anyway. “Train station,” She finally whispered, not really sure where she’d go from there or how she’d pay to get there, but she’d figure that out later.
Just over an hour later, Paolo pulled up outside the train station in Siena. Bella just stayed in the car for a moment watching the crowds before opening the door and stepping out. She turned around and leaned back in for a moment. “Thank you,” She whispered softly before straightening up and closing the door.
As Bella started for the doors to the station, she heard a door close behind her and Paolo call out to her.
“Wait,” Paolo said as he rounded the car.
Bella turned to look at him listlessly; not saying anything, merely facing him.
Paolo sighed and ran a hand through is graying hair. “Do you even have any money?” He asked.
Bella shook her head. “I’ll figure something out,” She murmured.
Paolo swore under his breath before sighing once more as he pulled his wallet out of his back pocket. He pulled out all of the money inside and held it out to Bella, “Here, take it,” He told her. “It should get you a ticket and depending on how far you go, should last for a bit after.”
Bella blinked at the money then looked back and forth between the money and Paolo’s face. “I can’t take that,” Bella said softly, shocked that he was even offering it to her.
“Yes, you can,” Paolo insisted. “You need it and this will hardly make a dent in my accounts; I am by no means poor.”
Bella glanced back at his car, a Ferrari, and had to silently agree. “Alright,” She whispered as reached out to take the money, quickly putting it into the back pocket of her jeans. “Thank you.”
Paolo nodded, “You just take care of yourself, alright?”
Bella nodded and turned back to head inside once more. She made her way up to the ticket counter, basically zoning out as she waited in line. She jumped when the person behind her poked her in the back and nodded to the counter. She blinked as she realized that she was next.
Shaking her head slightly Bella looked up at the board for a moment and after a couple minutes of not being able to decide where to go, turned to look at the woman behind the counter. “Where is the next train that leaves going?” She asked.
“The next train is going to Rome,” The woman answered slowly, carefully pronouncing the English words. “You won’t make it, though. Next train after that is to Milan.”
Bella looked thoughtful for a moment before nodding. “I’ll take one ticket,” She said.
The woman nodded and told her the total, helping Bella sort out the right amount before handing over Bella’s ticket and pointing her in the direction of the correct platform.
Bella nodded her thanks and slowly made her way to her train. Soon after she was onboard and had found an empty compartment. She sat down and leaned her head against the window with a sigh as she tried to block out the pain. Instead, she let her mind wander as she stared out the window, making sure to keep her thoughts away from Edward, the Cullens, Forks, and her parents; choosing to wonder what Milan was like and what was in store for her there instead.
As the train started to pull out of the station Bella sighed again and tilted her head back. She closed her eyes and, as the stress of the last day or so finally caught up to her, drifted off into a restless sleep.~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Well? What do you think? Torchwood people should show up in the next chapter. I hope you all liked it!
Review, please? Let me know what you think?