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Resurrection by TwilightMomofTwo

Official Summary:
This is an AU story, based on a 'what if' suggestion handed to me by one of my readers, Kzintikiller.

After the kiss at the tent, Edward's heart is already cracked, though his love for Bella leaves him no other choice than to forgive her for it. What if the 'Night of Tears' was too much for Edward to handle? What if that night had convinced Edward to be noble and put his heart's deepest desire aside to let Bella be happy with Jacob?

In this story, Edward leaves once more. He becomes a nomad, roaming the wilderness, lonely and broken, having given up his one and only love. This is a story of growth, of adversity, of forgiveness and of the resurrection of a once-in-a-lifetime love.

Review:
This is a very different story. I find most stories end very predictable and leave us all with a “fluffy” feeling. I say, what is a story without a little angst?

Well, here is a little taste of what could have been. How would Twiaddicts have reacted if Edward left a second time? This time to allow Bella to be with Jacob because Edward believed that Bella was staying with him not out of love but out of gratitude.

If you have ever wondered this, I know I have, then this is the story for you.

The prologue is a simple yet emotional roller coaster where Edward tells Bella that he is leaving. It starts with a letter from Edward to Bella after Victoria’s death when Bella tells Jacob that she is choosing Edward.

I deeply apologize for breaking my promise to never leave again, but it is unbearable to know that I am the cause of so much pain. Your tears last night broke my long-dead heart, knowing I was the reason you cried so desperately.

But through them and in them, I have found the strength to do what I should have done so long ago.

I cannot let you give up your happiness for me. I cannot justify claiming you for myself when giving up Jacob brings you so much anguish.

The tears that follow are why Edward believes that Bella truly wants to be with Jacob.

She had cried for hours while I held her pressed against me, my arms gently supporting her body, as she lay in my lap. I had driven her home after finding her in her truck on her way back from her visit with her friend, who'd been badly hurt fighting the newborn army.
The mongrel. The bane of my existence. The thorn in my side, the roadblock to my happiness. The teenage wolf-boy who's only intent was to take Bella away from me.
In the letter he tells Bella to please remain in contact with his family as they love her as much as he does.

The story then shifts - Edward goes home and tells his family about his decision. Edward arrives in his bedroom and destroys the entire room; the bed that he and Bella slept in included.
It was a fickle fate that had put me in Bella's path eighteen months ago, a malicious hag of chance, of happenstance. Though I should have known better from the start, it had made me believe, truly believe that with Bella was where I was meant to be. I'd fought for her, reached out and taken her for myself, believed that she would be mine. I'd allowed her to change me in ways I'd never thought I could be changed; she had resurrected the human in me, buried so long ago.
Alice tries to tell Edward that he is wrong and that she can see Bella still loves him. Edward, however, is too blinded by his emotions to truly listen to Alice.

Edward’s family each has a different reaction to the news that he is leaving. Ultimately, each of Cullens tell him that Bella is still in love with him. Carlisle challenges Edward’s motives, seeing them as childish, but in classic Edward style he responds,
“I'm afraid that she'll forgo her own happiness because she thinks she has to stick with me, in gratitude of what we've all done for her, when we risked our lives, fought the newborns, eliminated the threats to her life. I don't want her to stay with me because of some misguided sense of obligation. I want her to want me. I want her to marry me because she loves me, because she can't live without me, because even contemplating a future without each other is painful misery. And right now, I don't feel that she wants me that way."
Edward’s sincere reaction pacifies Carlisle enough to tell Edward that he is always going to be welcome back.

Edward however believes: Life, love, meaning – over.

Bella awakes in the morning totally clueless to what has just occurred. Like the typical Bella, she leans on Edward to comfort her as she deals with her emotions. However, Edward is not there.

I had cried for hours after leaving Jacob's house, but letting go of him, the pain in my chest, along the fissure line of my heart, was finally bearable. I was so grateful that Edward had stayed with me last night, holding me quietly, offering comfort and letting my tears fall where they may without complaint.

I stretched languidly on the bed, my hand reaching towards the hard body I expected next to me. Usually, by now, he'd have pulled me into his arms for a kiss. I rolled to my side and opened one eye to peek, but didn't see him beside me.

Unknown to Edward were her true feelings.

I knew now more than ever that with Edward was where I wanted to be, needed to spend the rest of eternity. There had never really been a choice. I was his from the moment we had met. We were soul-mates in the truest sense of the word.
As Bella reads the letter that Edward had left for her, her entire world begins to fall apart - all over again. Guilt over her letting her emotions cripple her as she reads his words threatens to overtake her sanity. Edward had no idea how she truly felt about Jacob.
I had used Jacob as my personal sun to light up the darkness without Edward in my life. I had started to spend time with Jake as a means to an end.
Amongst a confrontation with Charlie, almost everything that Bella had been hiding from him came to light and Charlie called Jacob to come to the rescue.

Jacob is angry that Edward left again and tries to explain to Bella that he is there because he isn’t going to let her fall apart like before. Bella however will have nothing to do with Jacob. Her guilt over her reaction over their kiss spurred instant anger when Jacob tried to ask why Edward was leaving again.
Apparently, he was that stupid. His face contorted in rage. "I don't understand you, Bella. He's gone – don't you get it? He left you. He doesn't want you. I almost bought the little lies in the tent, when he pretended how much he loved you, telling me all about that shit he pulled last fall, leaving you because he thought that was best for you. He was right, you know... he should have just stayed away. Too damn bad he can't get it right." He was sneering in my face. "Filthy bloodsucker. He leaves, he comes back, he leaves again. Make up your mind, why don't you." He leaned down towards me and his arm flew out to grab me by the waist, pulling me to him, crushing me against him. My braced hand pushed powerlessly against his chest.
Jacob was so angry that he phased into a wolf in front of Charlie. Now they had to explain the entire Wolf story to Charlie; which in turn led to the reveal of the existence of “blood suckers”.

Seth glanced at Jacob who glanced at me. The unspoken question hung in the room. What do we do now?

"Well, Charlie," Jacob said finally, with a heavy voice and sorrow in his tone. "There's a reason for us to change into wolves. It's to protect our people from the... cold ones."

"What are the cold ones?" Charlie asked immediately. I held my breath.

"Vampires," Jacob breathed.

Charlie let out a laugh. "Oh, come on, Jake. Vampires? Is this some kind of joke?" He looked at me, and I was unable to hide the truth in my eyes. He noticed it instantly, and I saw the comprehension wash over his face. "Bella? Is this true?"

I didn't move. I couldn't move. Seth sighed helplessly next to me. Jacob looked at me, an apology in his eyes.

So this little review will leave you wondering about several things.

1. Where did Edward go?
2. What was Charlie's reaction to the revelations I just discussed?
3. Did Bella and Jacob end up trying to have a relationship?
4. And for a little extra: Alice...what part will she play in this fic?

I am evil I know, but this fic is truly worth you reading and reviewing. The author has responded to everyone of my reviews in a very positive and friendly way.

If you like a little angst in your life, this is one fic that you should read. Enjoy!

Author Interview
How did you come up with the Title of your Fic?
The whole story line centers around the mess Bella and Edward have made of their relationship, with his leaving in NM and her unwillingness to consider Edward's feelings in the aftermath when she kept running after Jacob. After Edward leaves again, and they are reunited at the end of the first arc, they have both come to a better understanding not only of each other but also of themselves. They've been given a chance to resurrect what they had in Twilight and build on that foundation. So - the title was actually quite an easy decision.

Do you have any writing rituals? What is your writing ‘process’?
I wish. No, I write when I have time and when inspiration strikes. I have a loose outline of what points I want to bring across, but oftentimes, the characters run away with that outline and do what they want. I write what I feel, trying to think like the character and imagine myself in that situation. Edward's voice is louder than Bella's and I think that especially in the early days of my FF "career", his character spoke to me more than any other. Writing is also cathartic for me. There's something to be said about getting lost in these characters and in the story I'm trying to create and leave RL behind for just a while.

What made you want to write this story, what inspired you?
The original prompt came from someone who'd been following one of my other stories. He and I had some long PM and email discussions about Eclipse and Bella's coddling of Jacob and the detriment that caused to her relationship with Edward. He and I both abhor the dog for the manipulative, juvenile way Jacob tries to win Bella for himself and for her inability to see him clearly and her neglect in realizing what hurt she is inflicting on Edward. The fact is that Edward doesn't have a choice - the mating bond is in full force and his nature doesn't allow him to NOT love Bella. He's bound to her for all eternity and completely at her mercy. My friend provided the prompt - What if Edward drew the wrong conclusion during the night of tears? What if that was what broke the camel's back? It didn't take me very long to jot down an outline for this story after that. He's credited in the prologue and one of the biggest supporters that I am honored to have. He's my sounding board when I'm stuck and he's reviewed every single chapter. Edward needed to have a voice. There was so much damage done in Eclipse, none of which was fully resolved or ever discussed afterwards. This story gives him that voice, or so I think.

What was your main inspiration for your lead characters?
I think my characters are fairly canon. I draw a lot on Midnight Sun when I portray Edward but I've also allowed him to 'grow' a little emotionally. When we first meet him in Twilight, he's somewhat stunted - a typical teenager, stuck in his ways, despite the wealth of book knowledge he has amassed and the multitude of minds he has listened to over the decades. He's always on the outside looking in, never fully included in his family, melancholy and self-loathing to a fault. When he meets Bella, he's railroaded by her scent, to the point where he does not realize that he has found his mate. Despite opinions to the contrary, I fully believe in the vampire mating bond as instantaneous, involuntary and irrevocable. The fact that Edward feels protective towards Bella before even having met or spoken to her on her first day when she sits beside Jessica is to me a clear indication of the instantaneous nature of the mating bond. Her scent railroads him into ignoring the pull, and then fighting it, even after he saves her from Tyler's van. My story builds on that belief. As for Bella, she needed a good dose of reality. Her low self-esteem, as evidenced throughout Twilight to the beginning of NM when she immediately believes Edward's lies, only follows her into Eclipse. From the start, she refuses to allow Edward to give her anything of value, thinking that she has nothing to give back, when all Edward wants is to make her happy. I also think that part of why she acts so callously in Eclipse is because she still harbors the belief that he might leave again, that he is not fully committed to her. A part of her also subconsciously wants to punish him for leaving her. All these points are brought up in the story and are part of the character development.

Which fanfic authors inspire you the most?
Sareliz and her story DESS (we share the fundamental idea of the vampire mating bond), Bookishqua and Cullenary Coupling (though her snark is much better than mine) and Drotuno (Angel series). I also have a very close relationship with Bella's Executioner and ConfettiRainfall, both of which I consider very good friends, and who have been a great sounding board for this story and others.

What Fics do you reread often?
Drotuno's Angel series. I cannot get enough of that Edward.

If you could pick a Fic universe to live in, which one would you chose?
I'd like to be Bella in the Angel series. She kicks ass and that particular Edward is my all time favorite. Lolashoes' LYLS and ALE universe is a close second.

When Fic diving what do you look for; Humor, Angst, Slash, Canon?
I don't usually dive. Most of the new fics I start come from Twitter recs, often from sites like this one. I also use the TwiFicDataBase quite a bit when in need of something new to read. I normally prefer E/B AU vamp/human stories to AH but there are tons of awesome AH stories available, a lot of which have made it onto my faves. Most of the stories I read are canon couples, though occasionally, I indulge in a little E/Jas slash or the M/F/M variety. I like stories with good character development, believable characterizations and somewhat realistic background settings. Angst is good if it's not used without reason, and I love snarky characters that speak their mind and have a sense of humor.

When you aren't writing which fics are you reading right now?
That's a long list. There are a few stories I drop everything for. She gives me Religion, Secret and Lies, A Thousand Leaves, Dear Mr. Masen, anything written by Windchymes and SydneyAlice. There are stories I've been following for over two years, ever since I stumbled over fanfiction and never looked back.

Are you in the closet or do your RL friends and family know about your love and obsession with all things Twilight?
I'm pretty much in the closet, with a few toes peeking out. Outside of my husband, not a lot of RL people know what I do in my spare time. I like it that way. It's a very personal journey for me and I often prefer the anonymity of the penname. That's not to say that I shy back from inviting like-minded folks I meet online into my RL, or that I portray my personality differently. What you 'see' is what you get. I don't pretend to be anyone else, I just tend to keep my obsession to myself in RL. It blends on occasion though. ConfettiRainfall lives just a few hours away and has a standing invitation at my house which she uses at least once every three months. There are a few people in RL that know I'm "one of those Twilight-obsessed" people, but they do not know how much time I spent with Edward and Bella. And that's okay for now.

How were you introduced to the fandom? Do you remember which story was the first you read?
After reading the books over and over again, and finally stumbling into fanfiction, the first story I remember reading was Crescents by One Deranged Scribbler. It's still posted though not finished. It obviously snow-balled from there. :)

If you were stranded on Isle Esme, which two Twilight Saga Characters would you want with you?
Edward and Jasper, assuming that I'd be a vampire too. If I were human, Edward and Carlisle.

Do you have anyone that you'd like to thank for helping and supporting you through this fic?
Bella's Executioner, ConfettiRainfall and Kzintikiller for their support and encouragement. Caius09 for jumping in to preread when I need a 2nd opinion. IcarusToSun for being my biggest cheerleader/pimp. Love those gals. And really, anyone who's giving my story a chance by reading and reviewing, rec'ing it to others and sites like this one that give us authors the opportunity to promote ourselves.

Do you have any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?
I have two more WIPs. Transcendence, which is a retelling of Eclipse in EPOV and currently on hiatus until I find his voice again, and Back To You, an AH story collab with ConfettiRainfall that came out of a contest submission on TWCS (which we won) and has since expanded into a full story. We write our chapters sitting next to each other so progress is slow. I have also written but not yet publically posted a new story called Runaway Train, which is a NM AU. The first chapter was my contribution to the Fandom4Tsunami compilation and I'm working on the 2nd chapter for the Fandom4Storms compilation. Neither will post until after those comps groups give the go-ahead, and the time I devote to it will be minimal until after I finish Resurrection. It's my outlet when I feel the need to write heavy angst which doesn't really fit anymore into Resurrection at this point.

Is there any information that you would like to share that was not already covered?
I'm on Goodreads - please feel free to friend me. I love playing WwF - invite me to a game. :)

Any additional information you would like posted?
Thank you so much for the opportunity - it is very much appreciated! Happy Independence Day!!

THANK YOU!!!!

Thanks for reading,
Jason @jaydogrut
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Already Gone by FigSk8ingAngel


Official Summary

Everybody deserves a happy ending...it's just getting there that's the challenge.
This is the continuing story of the World of Twilight. It takes place about five and a half years post Breaking Dawn and centers around the lives of Jacob's Wolf Pack, (Embry, Quil, Leah, Seth, and Jake) and their imprints/love interests. Nothing is ever easy, especially falling in love. The pack will face heartbreak, new love, old enemies, and much more. All the while finding out who they really are, as well as who they really love.

Review

This is a canon story that actually stays true to the original story line! It doesn’t try and re-write what Stephanie Meyer has already written, instead it focuses on where Meyer left off. It begins a couple of years after Breaking Dawn and revolves around Renesmee and Jacob and some of the other pack members. Renesmee is growing into a mature teenager, but she isn’t completely an adult yet. She has a special relationship with Jacob, but everyone is still trying to figure out where that relationship is headed. I really like that the reader gets to follow along as the relationship develops, instead of just being thrust into some heavy duty relationship between the two. You get a chance to see that it actually is a complicated relationship and not something that just happened.

In the beginning chapters, everyone starts to realize that Renesmee is starting to see that her relationship with Jacob is special and beginning to question what it might be. Even Jacob knows that things are changing:

Renesmee's family wanted her to live a life that felt as normal as possible, and because of that, they tended to base how they treated her off her natural age, not her mental age. I knew it drove Renesmee crazy, especially lately; she wanted to be treated like an adult, and they still wanted to treat her like she was a child. The truth was that she was a lot smarter than they were willing to admit to themselves. She began asking me questions about why I was always there, and why I cared so much for her, before she had even turned two. I wasn't willing to lie to her, but I also was not going to betray her parents' wishes, so I just told her that it was because I loved her and always wanted her to be safe. She was happy with this answer for a while, but recently she had become even more curious than in her younger years.

Renesmee acts like a teenager and has fits over being treated like a child, but that just adds depth to her as a character. She is struggling between growing into a full adult and remaining as a child, like her parents (particularly Edward) want her to be:

"This is exactly what I came here to talk about. You're always telling me that I'm too young for things, but you need to realize that I'm not a little girl anymore. You treat me like a porcelain doll that you are afraid of breaking. You won't tell me anything, you won't let me do anything...I feel like you have no trust in me at all. I just don't get it anymore." I was yelling, and I knew that any member of my family who was inside could hear me, but at that point I didn't care. If being angry was what it took to get my point across, then so be it.

While Renesmee and Jacob try and figure out if now is the right time to be in love, the rest of the pack is trying to sort out their own love lives. Seth (one of my favorite pack characters!) gets his own story line as well. He has watched others in the pack imprint and have these special intense relationships, but figures that will never happen to him. Truth be told, it really isn’t that important to him, either. He thinks it would be great if it happened, but doesn’t obsess over finding “the one.” Seth has gone to college and is good friends with a girl named Alicia. At first, the reader might think that they might have a relationship that develops into something more than just friends, but nope, they are just really good friends (at least so far!). However, when Seth agrees to help Alicia move into a new place, he gets to meet her little sister Courtney and that is when everything changes for him.

As I watched Jake catch her, I felt a sudden wave of emotion come over me. Jealousy filled my heart. I wanted to be in Jake's place, with my arms around her, not just watching from the window as it all happened. It didn't make sense to me, I hadn't even met this girl, why was I suddenly feeling possessive over her? I stepped away from the window in attempt to get a hold of my self.

The best part of the Seth-Courtney relationship is that you get to see both sides of the imprinting phenomenon. You don’t just see how Seth reacts, but you also get to see that Courtney feels something as well. She feels some kind of pull towards Seth, but obviously has no idea what imprinting is or why she would be reacting like that. It will be interesting to see how the Renesmee/Jacob and Courtney/Seth relationships parallel and differ as they develop.

There are ten chapters posted so far, but updating happens pretty regularly. Definitely check it out and read along as everyone falls in love (hopefully!)!

Author Interview

How did you come up with the Title of your Fic?
The title is based on the song "Already Gone" by Sugarland. I have always felt like the lyrics of this song (especially the second verse) describe what it would be like to be imprinted on or to fall in love with a wolf.

Do you have any writing rituals? What is your writing ‘process’?
I don't have any "rituals" per say, but there are a few things I need when I am writing. First thing I need is some sort of background noise. Silence KILLS my muse... plus I get distracted too easily (SQUIRREL). I usually choose music over a movie, again because of the distraction thing. When I write something, I always write it straight through, beginning to end. Jumping around and then connecting it later confuses me. I also like to have some sort of outline/plan to keep me on track. My mind likes to take over sometimes and go off on tangents it doesn't need to.

The only other thing I do when I write is keep track of my progress. To do this I participate in the Great TwiFicWriteAlong (if you follow me on Twitter you may see the #writealong hash). The writealong is just a fun way to keep track of your totals day to day and interact with other Twi Fic authors while you do it. It's a lot of fun.

What made you want to write this story, what inspired you?
I first discovered the world of Twific because I am a sucker for "Happily Ever Afters" and at the end of Breaking Dawn I didn't feel like Jake and Nessie got that. It was more about Edward and Bella (which makes sense since it IS their story). But as I read everyone else's interpretation of what happened next it just didn't quite go the way I wanted it to (not to say they were bad...I just had an idea in my head and that's what stuck). So I finally broke down and started writing MY ideas. Once I got a few chapters written I started to think about publishing but I was afraid that my fic wouldn't be good enough to do it. I let a few trusted friends read the chapters and after some minor editing/Beta work (commas are my nemesis) and some pushing I decided to start posting. And Already Gone was born.

What was your main inspiration for your lead characters?
I chose Jake and Nessie because, like I said above, I didn't think they got their Happily Ever Afters. Originally they were going to be the only main characters but as I continued to outline/plan parts of the story seemed to revolve around other characters and sound better from their POV. So I let them have their time in the spotlight too. I'll admit....Courtney(who is my own creation) is VERY lightly based on myself. I wanted a part in the story too!

Which fanfic authors inspire you the most?
Oh my! SO many... I don't know if I can choose only a few. I would probably say all my #writealong crew because they push me to write more and inspire me with what they get done. Especially XSirenSongX and Sorcha Cullen who are my main two partners in crime. Also Jezunya because she has mastered the art of balancing RL with fanfic and showed me that it's OK not to update every week... your loyal followers will still love you when you do!

What Fics do you reread often?
I haven't actually reread anything on my list because I am always trying to find something new and fun. But if I was to reread anything it would probably be Leah's Sunrise by Forever without him, Give Me Ten by purelyamuse (O/S), Attack of the Newborns (Supernatural Crossover) by Iron Angel 80, and pretty much ANY of wordslinger's O/S.

If you could pick a Fic universe to live in, which one would you chose?
Twilight Duh! LOL! And hopefully one where Paul imprints on me! (Rachel Black who?)

When Fic-diving, what do you look for; Humor, Angst, Slash, Canon?
To be honest I am open to just about anything. I started pretty traditional with Canon only but I have read a few GREAT AU and AH and have started exploring new pairings as well. Who knew I would like Blackwater, Jake/Bella, or Paul/OC(OC....that's ME right!)

When you aren't writing which fics are you reading right now?
I have a LONG list right now....I always like to find new things. But my favs are To the Wolves by Jezunya, Bet on Me by Kissa621, First Beach by wordslinger and Ride It by evermine those are kind of my "OMG it updated!!! Must read NOW!" fics. I am also doing some pre-reading for XSirenSongX for a fic she is working on. It's really good! Looking forward to when she posts it!

Are you in the closet or do your RL friends and family know about your love and obsession with all things Twilight?
Closet.....definitely closet! Well minus one RL friend who is into fanfic.

How were you introduced to the fandom? Do you remember which story was the first you read?
I googled Twilight FanFic with the hopes of finding a good Jake/Renesmee post BD....I don't remember that it was called! LOL

If you were stranded on Isle Esme, which two TwiSaga Characters would you want with you?
Only two? So hard! Well the obvious answer would be Paul... I'm 100% Team Paul! The other would be a little more difficult...I want to say a tie between Edward, Jake, and Emmett but if I HAD to pick one...Probably Emmett. Leave Edward and Jake for Bella to fight over.

Do you have anyone that you'd like to thank for helping and supporting you through this fic?
Again SO SO SO Many! First of a HUGE thank you needs to go to my Beta justaskalice. She never ceases to amaze me! Next up is my Twitter Pals/pre-readers/encouragers (They do it ALL!) *takes deep breath* XSirenSongX, Sorcha Cullen, evermine, Beckiet108, jkane180, BellaGattino, russetdiamond86, and imaginaryheart. These girls ROCK my world and I don't know what I would do without them! They keep me smiling and going even on the bad days! I LOVE you Girls!!!!!!! Lastly I think it would only be right to thank all of my wonderful readers! There are too many to mention but I thank each of you for reading, and a special thanks to everyone who reviews! It makes me smile to know you care! :-)

Do you have any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?
Other than Already Gone (which I TRY to update on a monthly basis), right now I am working on an entry for the "Just a Kiss" contest. The rules are you have to write jaw dropping kiss with one of the wolves (AH is ok as long as it's wolf only, no Vamps allowed!) My Pairing... Bella/Hockey Paul.

I am also SLOWLY working on a Multi-Chap AH called Familiar Eyes (B/E AH). I adopted the banner from XSirenSongX. Hopefully get the first few chapters done so I can start posting!

Is there any information that you would like to share that was not already covered?
I think you guys got it all covered! Thank you SOOOOO much for choosing my fic! I have never been chosen for something like this and it Means a lot!

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I Want It Painted Black by SaritaDreaming


Official Summary
Izzy Black *Bella* is a bad girl with issues. Edward Cullen is the vampire that brings it all down in an inner battle between darkness and light. He'll go to great lengths to melt her frozen heart. WINNER DARKELLA'S DARKEST TEMPTATIONS M themes/LEMONS

Review
What if Bella found out about vampires before meeting Edward? The author takes a different approach to Twilight with this fic. She makes you think and has a way of really attaching the reader to the characters. The story has been nominated for many awards and has won several.

If you’re a fan of weak and innocent Bellas, this is not a Bella for you. Izzy Black is a tough cookie especially armed with her Smith & Wesson rifle. She can handle herself and is convinced she needs no one. We first meet Izzy on an abandoned street in Port Angeles. She is approached by a gang but unlike Twilight where her knight in sparkly skin saves her, Izzy handles things herself. We eventually learn what has Izzy so blocked off as she enters Charlie's, no, her, house.

“The pain started rolling in like a freight train...images flying at me a hundred miles an hour...I fell to my knees just inside, managing to kick the door shut. My chest tightened, rendering me immobile—God, I just needed to get to my stash! Was it going to be like this every time? No...it must have been those stupid fucks that tried to attack me...bringing it all back. I was assaulted by memories, powerless to stop them from coming...”

Izzy enrolls at Forks High School. She does it for herself, no one else, and is a very smart student. To say she cares about school would be a lie. Izzy is a loner, sits by herself at lunch but quietly observes, searching for her prey. It’s in Biology that she meets Edward Cullen. Unlike Twilight canon, she is aware of what he is and even torments him with it slightly. We eventually hear Edward's thoughts on their first meeting:
”After all, she was hard and rude, with a mouth on her that would make a sailor blush, she would fuck anyone that struck her fancy and she filled her body with illegal and illicit substances.”
Edward feels very protective of Izzy, though he would never dare tell her. Izzy needs no one and is insistent on keeping it that way. Through an unexpected turn of events, a truly sadistic James marks Izzy as his own. When Edward realizes this, he gives up his hidden protectiveness and makes Izzy his mission, his life, and the fight becomes personal.

Izzy is slow to respond to Edward, afraid he will leave her in one way or another. She is constantly at a battle with herself closed off, but secretly pleading for attention. Edward slowly works his way into her space, but not without a fight.

Smoothing my hair back, he leaned in to kiss me and I shied away. "What is it?" he whispered, and I could hear the fear in his voice—he knew something wasn't right. I couldn't look into his golden eyes because I would lose my resolve. "Edward, I need to be alone right now." "Izzy, don't run away. I know you felt something." "Please, Edward. I'll see you tonight?"

Izzy and Edward’s relationship develops slowly but surely through the story. We are introduced to the entire Cullen family and watch and enjoy Edward's dislike of Jake. The battles Izzy faces both internally as well as the everyday hassles of real life. Izzy stays strong-willed and true to her character through the fic. We are only 12 chapters in and Saritadreaming has lemons that will rock your world, Izzy that will make you blush, and as always the gallant Edward.

This is different from many fics I have read. It is dark and twisted but in an awesome way. The author has a way of hooking you and making you care about her characters. This story will leave you wanting more and saying “Just one more chapter and I’ll sleep.” Hope you all enjoy it!

Author’s Interview

1. How did you come up with the Title of your Fic? I like unique titles for stories; I know when I'm fic diving, an interesting title will grab my eye. I happened to be listening to 'Painted Black' by The Rolling Stones when I was still deciding on a title for this story. It just fit with my character, Izzy (Bella), and how dark she is, how often she aligns herself with everything black. 'I want it painted black' sounded like something she would say—she'd want it all black, LOL. She's sardonic, snarky, bitchy and her 'inner banshee' keeps up a constant commentary of negativity.

2. Do you have any writing rituals? What is your writing ‘process’? I listen to music really loudly on my earbuds, LOL. I know that sounds counter-productive, but I find that it focuses me. Usually, I will choose a song that fits the mood of the chapter I'm writing, and I'll play it over and over as I write.


As far as writing process... I have to get in the mood, so to speak. Before I start writing, I allow my characters 'space' in my head for a while—could be a day or an hour—and when they are 'speaking,' then I can write. I see them, feel them. They're alive to me.


Unfortunately, I don't have too many huge blocks of time to sit and write. I'm a wife and mother, I work, I beta for Twilighted and write story recs for TheTwiGirlsNextdoor. I'm a busy bugger. Once I'm on track with a chapter, the characters will speak whenever I have a few spare minutes for writing. If I had to wait for a lot of free time, I wouldn't be putting out much, and I write a lot.

3. What made you want to write this story, what inspired you? This all started with the Darkella's Darkest Temptations contest ('I Want It Painted Black' won first place, voters choice). I saw it as an opportunity to write something darker, something different. We see lots of Darkward—and I love him, too—but this really caught my eye. My Izzy is damaged goods, she's rude and crude, she curses like a sailor and makes no apologies—at least until one very schmexy vampire gets in her face and refuses to let her go.

4. What was your main inspiration for your lead characters? I believe that we are shaped by our circumstances, and I like to shape my characters in the same way in an attempt to bring them to life. This story is my vision of what Bella would have turned out like if she had gone through the horrors set forth in my story. In that way, I see my story as a twisted up Twilight. My Edward is fairly Canon, but he adapts to what is before him. His mate is a damaged human girl that refuses to feel. She hurts Edward over and over again, but he persists until he shatters all the walls around her. Throw in her torrid past with a member of the wolfpack, and a very sadistic James, who pursues her relentlessly, and what do you have then? Well, you'll have to come take a look and see... Smirk.

5. Which fanfic authors inspire you the most? I'm hesitant to name names because I'm sure to forget someone and because the list would be long. I'm inspired by authors that can make me feel what they write. When I read (and I haven't much time for it since I started writing) I want to be transported. Many of the authors that inspire me are what I would call 'unsung heroes.' Authors who are not extremely popular, but that doesn't make their writing any less beautiful or poignant. I'm a champion of the underdog. There are so many awesome fics out there with too few reviews. I tend to read a mix of big name authors and the smaller ones, too. I'm an equal opportunity fic diver, LOL.

6. What Fics do you reread often? I don't reread fics. I barely have time to read because I'm addicted to writing. My main source of reading at the moment consists of beta work for Twilighted and searching for recs for the TwiGirls. I envy those who have hours and hours for reading, to be honest. I can remember many a night staying up until 3 or 4 am reading—now I'm up until the wee hours writing. But I wouldn't trade it for anything because writing is my true addiction.

7. If you could pick a Fic universe to live in, which one would you chose? Twilight, AU. I love vampfic the most of all. AH is okay, but AU w/vamps is my all time fave.

8. When Fic diving what do you look for; Humor, Angst, Slash, Canon? I prefer E/B vampfic, romance/drama. I can handle angst if I know there's a happy ending, but I get so sucked in, the characters are like real people to me. If one of them dies... a piece of me does, too. If a story ends badly, I won't read it, no matter how well it's written. There is only one exception to that rule which was 'Carpe Noctem & Fiat Lux' by queenofgrey. If I was likely to reread a story, that would probably be it. Shhh...

9. When you aren't writing which fics are you reading right now? I read updates as they come in for my faves, and I have a folder full of chapters that I need to catch up on. Again, I have so little time to read for pleasure that I often fall behind. I can't pick a fave at the moment. I'm so afraid of leaving someone out that I adore. I won't do it, and you can't make me!

10. Are you in the closet or do your RL friends and family know about your love and obsession with all things Twilight? Totally in the closet! LOL I even use a penname for my original fics because I'm afraid if I knew someone that knows me was reading it, then I might change what I write. My hubby knows I write fanfic, and he supports my addiction. He gives me time to write, and he buys me magazines about writing, etc. He's the only one that knows. We have an agreement that he can read all my fanfic when I kick off. Until then, he minds his biz. LOL.

11. How were you introduced to the fandom? Do you remember which story was the first you read? As I read BD and flipped the pages back and forth, sure that some were... um... missing... I was outraged to find out that SM dicked out on us. Even PG can be written sensually, but missing pages were abhorrent to me. I waited so long for that moment... then, nothing. Someone on a group told me about Maggie Chambers, who wrote a missing honeymoon scene. I went in search of that, and found the wonderful world of fanfic. The first real story I read was 'Wide Awake.' which I would also reread if I had the time. I just kept diving in from there. Ironically, Maggie Chambers was the one who encouraged me to start writing, so I owe a huge debt of gratitude to her... and by extension SM for wussing out on the love scenes. I might not be writing otherwise.

12. If you were stranded on Isle Esme, which two TwiSaga Characters would you want with you? Edward and Edward. An AH Edward with smoldering green eyes, and a vamp Edward with equally smoldering burnished gold eyes. What we'd be doing on that island... not saying.

13. Do you have anyone that you'd like to thank for helping and supporting you through this fic? God, yes! I first have to thank Sandy who screamed her way through the original IWIPB one shot as I wrote it. I would send her small sections to pre-read as I was writing it. Keye signed on as a pre-reader shortly after the one shot was out. These two ladies pre-read all my stories, help me pick out musical inspiration and are just all around wonderful women and friends.


I also have to profusely thank my beta, Jess (jkane180), for her awesomeness. She knows when to kick me in the ass (such as way back when I was shy about writing the words cock and pussy—look at me now, Jess!) and she's taught me enough grammar/punctuation that I'm now a beta myself. Love her, and anyone who gets her as a beta is one lucky bitch. Big smooshy hugs to Bella Flan for introducing us.


Thank you to Wendy (wmr1601) who has become a dear friend and recently signed on to do beta/prereading work on many of my stories, including IWIPB.


There are a few others I need to shout out to. Katsflowergirls, Paula (popola), Cierra Hill Thomas, Kimi D, Reb, Sonja, Ildira, KNG1986, OTB (Obsessedtwibrarian).... I'm stopping now, but there are many more of you who have supported me in different ways. A special shout-out to Tracey (Vtweetymccn) and Lindsey, along with their awesome crew of EMTs and firefighters, who read all my stories and make bets on them, LOL.


Last, but certainly not least, thank you to all my loyal readers. I'm not the most popular author in the fandom, but I have some really awesome and thoughtful readers. I count myself very lucky, and I appreciate each and every one of you.

14. Do you have any other projects going on? Any planned for the future? The main one, which I'm very excited about, is entering the TWCS Original Fiction contest! I've finally decided to put some of my own original fic on the block. I'd love it if readers would check out my story and let me know what they think of it. It's called 'The Weight of Roses' and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/6f9ewhy

I'm currently writing several other Twilight stories which can be found on my profile at Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1961871/Saritadreaming My full length WIP stories are 'I Saw You Coming,' 'Broken Windows,' Shattered into a Thousand Pieces,' and 'Speak Now.' 'Speak Now' is my first foray into a mutli-chapter AH story and is a collab with the talented Wendy (wmr1601).


I also have several one-shots on my profile, and I donate outtakes and one-shots to many of the fandom causes such as: Fandom Against Domestic Violence, FoxyFics, FGB for Autism, Fandom4Tsunami and Fandom for Sexual Assault Awareness.

15. Is there any information that you would like to share that was not already covered? There is one thing I feel compelled to say, since I have an audience. There seems to be a growing trend in the fandom of drama, rudeness and general negative fuckery. The last time I checked, we were grown women. I've seen email, chats, and private conversations posted for all to see, friends turned enemies, catty remarks galore... and it really hurts my heart. I love how we all come together for fandom causes, donating stories and working side by side to raise money. That's what this fandom is all about—not being jealous of someone else's success, but applauding it. Helping a less popular author gain more readers or just keeping your yap shut if you don't have something kind to say.


Sorry, but this issue really rankles with me. I abhor all things drama unless it's part of a fic!

16. Any additional information you would like posted?


Banners for IWIPB:

Oh, my God! I just realized what a banner hOOr I really am. I'm listing some banners, but not all.

Banner by Betty Gefecht: http://tinyurl.com/42nnlyk

Banners by Julie: http://tinyurl.com/3bbju4g

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Banner by Dazzled by Jake: http://tinyurl.com/3rhq2ul

Banner by Eva: http://tinyurl.com/4x9e9fb

I have some beautiful banners for my various stories made by some very talented graphic artists: Julie and Eva from FwaR, Betti Gefecht, Lindz, Dazzled by Jake, and I am Kate. Here's the link to my album where they can be seen: http://tinyurl.com/3rzjfdv

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Love like Winter by MandyLeigh87

OFFICIAL SUMMARY:

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind...For who could ever learn to love a beast? B/E Inspired by Beauty and the Beast AH

REVIEW:

Everyone in town has heard of the mysterious Edward Cullen, who hasn’t left his mansion since his parents were murdered years before. The only way people know he’s alive is when Jasper Whitlock comes into town to re-stock their supplies. To Bella Swan, Edward Cullen was as real as Santa Clause and she’s unsure what his story is. All that changes when her truck breaks down and she’s forced to give up her European travel plans and stay at the Cullen mansion for the whole winter. Her presence isn’t very welcome to the Master of the Manor, however.

I shivered when I felt someone watching us and glanced up to the second story. I could almost see the shape of someone standing in the shadows and I knew it must be him.

"Jasper she can't stay here," he snapped. His voice was flat, monotone. There was no feeling or inflection. It was dead.

I squinted into the darkness trying to see him, but it was useless. He was blanketed in complete darkness.

Edward hides himself away, to hide his physical and emotional scars from a night that changed his life. A stupid, crazy teenage life leads to a life-altering evening that takes away the two most important people in Edward’s life. That’s not something that’s easy to get over, but Edward hasn’t even begun to try and forgive himself before Bella enters his life. He isn’t even able to get through the night without waking up from horrible nightmares.

The rusty stench of blood assaulted my nose as I inched the door open. The room was still dark as hell so I reached beside me to turn on the light. I squinted as the bright flash momentarily blinded me and held my hand out in front of me as a shield. When I could finally see again, I wished I hadn't.

Red. There was red everywhere. Splattered, across the white walls. Pooled, on the white carpet. Spilling out from the gaping wound in my mother's neck. Her eyes were staring straight ahead, her cheeks still damp from her tears. I didn't have to check to know it. She was dead.

When these two characters are trapped in a mansion together it’s hard to avoid the magnetism that’s between them. Edward works through his emotional turmoil and Bella is determined to save him and make him realize the man he’s truly meant to be. Healing begins and we watch two people fall in love. MandyLeigh87 has created characters that are rich in personality and whose pain and troubles are real. Both are unsure and scared of what spring will be, but still forge ahead to make a relationship.

"I love you," I said again, just because I could. "I deserve you," I whispered. I leaned over and kissed her neck.

"I love you too," she murmured as she drifted asleep. I followed closely behind her, my body feeling like it was completely melted into the bed.

I woke a few hours later to Bella still asleep beside me. The freezing rain slamming against the window outside woke me and I realized that I might have lied to her. Maybe the spring was coming early. For once in my life, I wished winter would stay forever.

Jasper is the only other main character in the story right now (although Alice was mentioned briefly). Jasper lives at the mansion with Edward and is the lighthearted person in their friendship, and has stuck by him through everything. Go read Love Like Winter and delve into a wonderful Beauty and the Beast fairytale. We still have a lot to find out. Who’s the assailant mentioned in the prologue? What will Bella and Edward do when spring arrives to their hiding spot? I can’t wait to see what else MandyLeigh87 brings to these characters. I have faith that it’ll be their fairytale ending.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

What gave you the idea for this story?

I was watching my new copy of Beauty and the Beast because I'm a not-so-closeted Disney fan and couldn't help but notice some of the similarities between the Beast and how Edward seems to view himself. I obviously connected the main characters names (Belle and Bella) and the whole thing just kind of spawned from there. I thought it'd be a great mix of the two, all while creating a story all my own.

Are their any FF authors that inspire you?

There are way too many to name, but I really appreciate anyone who writes the story their way and doesn't necessarily conform to pressure of what everyone else thinks it should be. That can be difficult, especially when people are so invested in a story and want it to go a certain way. I have a lot of respect for people who write the story they want to write.


What was your main inspiration for your lead characters?

I put my spin on the original Beauty and the Beast characters, especially to modernize them a bit. I also wanted to stay away from the fantasy aspect of the original Beauty and the Beast so Edward's story is incredibly dark and gritty, but still manages to have hints of the Beast and his struggles. I wanted Bella to be a strong-willed, outspoken person. It's easy to be intimidated by Beastward at first, but I wanted her to be a little pushy because it created the perfect static between her and Edward. He was so used to everyone walking on eggshells around him and he finally met someone who refused to do it and made him face his demons.


What do you think it takes to make a fic special and stand out to a reader?

I know a lot of people read fic for the smut, which is all fine and dandy, but if you can't tell a good story at the same time it's not going to resonate with anyone. I want my fics to do that. I've done a wide-range of stories and read a wide-range of stories and the ones with a perfect balance of plot, characters, and sex appeal tend to be the ones that stick with me.


What do you find the hardest about writing this story?

This Edward is very dark and demented almost and that's quite a change from anything I've written before so I'd say that's been my biggest challenge. I wanted him to be that way, almost so deep in his own problems that it was nearly drowning him, but I didn't want to drown my readers. I've been trying to find the right balance between this dark character and showing bits and pieces of his lighter side. Writers can walk a very fine line between creating a good character and destroying them.


Why do you think people should read this story?

Despite its sometimes dark storyline, I think its fun. I call it the grown-up, real world version of Beauty and the Beast. It's like a demented fairy tale, but a fairy tale none the less. The setting is so gothic and romantic to me, I just really love the feel of the story.


What cliches do you feel authors should avoid while writing fanfic?

The top cliche I cannot stand is when Alice is deemed a "pixie." I have no idea why, I probably did it once or twice in my earlier fics, but it makes me cringe. I say avoid as many cliches as possible and create your own.


Do your RL friends and family know about your love and obsession with all things Twilight?

Most people who know me know I'm a fan and although I do call myself a big fan, I can't say that I'm as "obsessed" as I used to be and it has nothing to do with the actual series itself or that I've fallen out of love with it, I think I've just found the right notch of "obsession."


Have you got any other projects going on? Any planned for the future?

Love Like Winter is my main focus right now, but I have started a new project called The Roommate, which deviates quite a bit from Love Like Winter. I also had to write a screenplay for a class I took, so I'm hoping to one day convert that into a novel. I know everyone says that, but it is something I'd like to do someday and I think it's great that so many fanfic authors have gotten some of their work published.


Do you have anyone that you'd like to thank for helping and supporting you through this fic?

*Looks at the clock* How much time do we have? I've had so many people support me not only with this fic, but with my writing as well. The ladies at The Lemonade Stand have been fanstastic along with my friends on Twitter. ImHereToReview is one of the most amazing people in the fandom and she's been on Team Beastward from the very beginning and I love her for that. Besides that, she's been a huge part of my new story as well. I also have a fantastic beta, kdillin, who has been with me for a few stories now and I appreciate her hard work.


When you aren't writing which fics are you reading right now?

I just graduated college, so unfortunately I haven't been able to read much as of late. The one I've most recently read was Unplanned Perfection. I hope that now I'm done with school I can get back into reading because I love seeing what people come up with for stories. They're so creative.


How where you introduced to the fandom? Do you remember which FanFic was your first to read? If you mean when did I first read Twilight, I was in Europe. It started in the Detroit airport when I was looking in the bookstore for something to read on the flight at the beginning of my study abroad. I saw Twilight sitting on the shelf and kept thinking, "I've heard that's kinda good" so I bought it on a whim and finally found out who all those bumper stickers on Facebook were talking about. I breezed through the first two books in London and then had to venture out and find the closest bookstore that had Eclipse. I got home just in time for Breaking Dawn to come out and have proudly converted many to the fandom. As far as fanfic goes, I was in this Twilight fan group on Facebook and "Wide Awake" kept getting mentioned. I got curious and the rest is history.

Is there any information that you would like to share that was not already covered? You can follow me on twitter @MandyLeigh010 or friend me on Facebook MandyLeigh Fanfic. Love Like Winter also has a blog http://www.bnbfic.blogspot.com with a playlist, blinkie and teasers.



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