Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Belonging" by forthelongestday

I'm on a roll with the Peter fics lately. Here's another one that I simply had to share. It's called Belonging by forthelongestday.
This story is in Charlotte's point of view (no Bella here). forthelongestday breathes life into a character I have never before seen written with this depth.

It begins as Charlotte opens her eyes to her new life as a vampire. The first person her new gaze falls upon is the very man who took her life. She isn't welcomed into this new existence by a loving family - ready and willing to patiently guide her as she begins her life as a vampire. No, she's thrust into the life of a soldier where there's no such thing as a learning curve. No positive reinforcement. No second chances. Stripped of her clothes, her humanity, and her individuality she must adapt to this new life - this hell. She quickly discovers that only person she can depend on in this new world she's been forced into is herself.

The same man who has promised her that he won't harm her, has killed two of her comrades without provocation. Everywhere she goes, she feels his watchful eyes on her - senses his presence and feels the absence of it. Her only relationship, if it could be called that, is with a man she knows she should hate - Peter.