She woke with no memory and had no maker. All she knew was thirst, and all she brought was death. Yet, she had a choice. This is the complete story of Alice from her entry into the asylum to meeting Jasper.
Categories: Pre-Twilight Characters: Alice Cullen
Chapters: 34 Completed: Yes
Word count: 160338 Read: 68504
Published: 23 Oct 2010 Updated: 06 May 2011
This story originated from a discussion I had with my daughters and their friends about why and how Alice became the person we see in the Twilight series. Did she just go and hide for 28 years to wait for her inevitable meeting with Jasper? Did she mope around like a love sick teenager - I wasted an embarrassing amount of time doing that as a teen - or was she strong enough to do far more with her life?
We just couldn't see Alice waiting for anything. She wouldn't be Alice if all she did was sit around and wistfully think of Jasper and the future. The crux of this story is the conflict that every person faces as they wait for love, namely, who do I want to be when I finally find the right one. This is the story of how Alice became who she is. It is especially about the struggles she endured and the choices she made to become the wonderful and talented woman-child we all know and love. I hope you find her story enlightening, enjoyable, and sometimes surprising.
"He who gains a victory over other men is strong, but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful" - Lao Tzu
"What does not destroy me, makes me stronger" - Friedrich Nietzche
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Thank you to Molly Alice and remylebeauishot who have taken their time to make this story good enough to publish. You two are the world's best betas.
2. Chapter 2 The Devil's Own by Openhome [Reviews - 3] (5791 words)
Molly Alice and Remilebeauishot made this chapter much better than it was. They are wonderful beta's who deserve all the thanks I can bestow on them.
This chapter is different from any others. It is told by Alice's maker in third person. He must tell the story because she can no longer tell it herself. Warning: her life gets worse before it gets better.
Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight and all its plots and characters. I own the original stuff.
Huge thanks to Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot. My betas kept me on track as Alice takes her first steps as a newborn.
Stephenie Meyer owns all Twilight characters and plot. I own original characters who like to play with hers.
Warning: this chapter is bloody. Edward describes Alice as almost feral, and this is how I pictured her first days as a newborn. It gets better, but not quite yet.
4. Chapter 4: Choice by Openhome [Reviews - 7] (2393 words)
Thanks to Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot for all their hard work with this chapter. They helped make Alice much more Alice-ish.
Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight and all its plot and characters. I own the original stuff and some seriously sore fingers.
5. Chapter 5 Vampire? by Openhome [Reviews - 7] (4374 words)
As always, thanks to those who beta, Remilebeauishot and Molly Alice, and to those who review. Yes you! You make us all better.
All Twilight characters and plot belong to Stephenie Meyer. I own the original stuff. There really isn't much of that.
6. Chapter 6: A Good Little Vampire by Openhome [Reviews - 4] (3734 words)
Thanks so much to Remylebeauishot and Molly Alice for making it right!
Thanks to all of you for reading and reviewing, and I promise to get better at replying!
Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight and all its characters. I own the original stuff and enough plot bunnies to overrun the world.
7. Chapter 7: Big City, Little Vampire by Openhome [Reviews - 4] (4681 words)
Many thanks to my wonderful Betas, Remylebeauishot and Molly Alice!
It all belongs to Stephenie Meyer. I own tiny pieces that aren't worth mentioning.
9. Chapter 9: The Covens of New York by Openhome [Reviews - 7] (6706 words)
As always, Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot held my hand and corrected my mistakes. Thank you dear ladies.
The story line and Twilight characters belong to Stephenie Meyer. The original plot, characters, and a nice big pan of fudge belong to me. No, I won't share it.
11. Chapter 11: Enemy Mine by Openhome [Reviews - 2] (4989 words)
Thank you again, Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot!
Stephenie Meyers owns Twilight and all its characters. The original characters are mine. I really want to make dolls out of some of them!
12. Chapter 12: Petit Sophisticate by Openhome [Reviews - 6] (2837 words)
A huge thanks to my super-Beta's, Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot!
It belongs to Stephenie Meyer. I just want to give it a back story.
14. Chapter 14: Shell by Openhome [Reviews - 4] (4857 words)
Be warned, this is a hard chapter for Alice, and it reads very differently from others. She will be back to her perky self, but not in this chapter.
15. Chapter 15: Myself by Openhome [Reviews - 5] (4529 words)
My beta readers rock my world. Thanks Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot!
Twilight and its characters are owned by Stephenie Meyer. I'm just making sure it fits within actual events.
27. Chapter 27: Not Quite Vampire Enough by Openhome [Reviews - 1] (8096 words)
Thank you to my wonderful Betas, Molly Alice and Remylebeauishot! You guys rock!
Stephenie Meyer owns Twilight. I own a new Mac laptop named MacGyver. She would be jealous.
28. Chapter 28: Of Wieners and Dogs by Openhome [Reviews - 2] (8255 words)
Thank you Mooly Alice, Remy, Abbyweyer and Stephenie! You all helped make these chapters wonderful. Of course, only one of you really owns it.
Special thanks to my betas and the author. Molly Alice, Remylebeauishot and Stephenie are three of the most wonderful women on earth.
Here ends Alice's story. The continuation is called Coalescence and will be posted later. I hope you enjoyed it.
Well, this is it, the last post, and then I push the complete button. I hope you like what you find here.
I wanted to show that love isn't ever easy, not even for star crossed vampires, so I chose Jasper to convey that message.
As always, this belongs to Stephenie Meyer.
Thanks to the seemingly unending editing done by Molly Alice and remylebeauishot, and the kind words of SweetKay, this fanfiction is finished. I will see you when I get the next one posted.
Hugs to you all.