I lean back and closing my eyes I concentrate on Emmett’s location, suddenly I ‘see’ him driving his jeep I look around to see if there is anything to tell where he is. Finally I see a sign “Now Entering Montana”, “he’s just entered Montana” I pull back and focus on Edward.
“Good he is going to the cabin, no one will think to look for him there we haven’t used that place in decades. He will be safe there and it will give him some peace and quiet so he can think and decide what he wants to do but, we will keep an eye on him” Edward says.
“Bella, I want to try something. Do you think you can find Aro and see what he is doing?”
“I can try, do you have a picture? The book says I should be able to locate someone using a picture.”
“Sure thing let’s go up to Carlisle’s study there is a picture of all three brothers in there.”
It’s been a few weeks since Demetri went to check on that situation in Washington and he hasn’t checked in for a couple of weeks. He doesn’t answer his phone and that is very unlike him, perhaps I should send someone to go see what has happened. “Felix, Jane, Alec” I call out for 3 of my most trusted guards. I know they will get to the bottom of this, maybe I should have them stop in to see my old friend Carlisle to see if he has seen Demetri.
“EDWARD, Aro plans to send three guards to look for Demetri and he wants them to check with Carlisle to see if he has seen him” I cry out to Edward as the room comes back into focus . “What are we going to do we can’t let them come here”
“Calm down Bella, we will be okay. If they do come here they will see the house is shuttered and we are gone” I try to get Bella to relax but I know that if any of them see her we will have a major problem on our hands.
I suggested that she take a hot shower to try and relax while I took a few minutes to think. She nodded and headed upstairs. I really needed to go for a run to clear my head but the last thing we needed was to leave a fresh scent everywhere, we were going to have to figure out a way to hunt without leaving a scent. WAIT … her eyes …. She is a Psychic Shield, I run up to Carlisle’s study and grab the book
She still has it open to the Dowsing page and there towards the bottom of the page I see.. Psychic Shield (See page 785 for more on this ability). I flip to page 785 and start reading.
Those that possess this gift can shield their mind from Telepaths and thus prevent being tracked. The Shield is immune to any and all mental intrusion. This includes defense against psychic or empathic powers, hypnosis, as well as illusions and deception. Mind readers only “hear” static, while mind controllers are incapable of manipulating those shielded.
Well that explains a lot I think to myself. I continue reading;
User is able to block the vision of other clairvoyants, making any subject within their target radius appear “dark”. Experience will enhance the size of the area they can shadow and the intensity of their shielding effect and is often referred to as ‘shadowing’. They are able to conceal a target from clairvoyants as well as from all the senses, a form of invisibility via sense manipulation.
AS the gift strengthens the Shield can’t be tracked down, all the traces of their passing disappear or are ignored: fallen hair, blood, skin particles, etc. will dissipate into dust and no scent is given off. They do leave behind a trace such as broken sticks or disturbed leaves, but to the less observant eye, it would only be said to be wild animals. Highly advanced users may not leave electronic trace either, and be unable to be found through a computer. Advanced, if not legendary, Shields are capable of evading any and every known possible ways to track or discover a person.
WOW, to call Bella gifted is quite the understatement. With practice she could quite possibly be the most powerful vampire our world has known, she really is a danger magnet. Every greedy, power hungry Vampire out there will be looking for a way to control her and Aro is at the front of the line. I need to sit down and have a long talk with her and maybe come up with a way to protect her.
Just then my phone rings I hit the button to answer it “Alice”
“Edward where are you?”
“What do you mean Alice, can’t you see me”
“No Edward I can’t, now where are you and what are you doing” she demanded.
“I’m just driving around, maybe that’s why you can’t see me I haven’t made any decisions” I smile thinking maybe Bella is already shielding us without realizing.
“Possibly, when are you coming home?”
“I’m not sure Alice, after what happened with Rose I think I just want to take some time for myself, maybe revisit some of my favorite places … perhaps I’ll go climb to the top of Mt. Rushmore again.”
“Alright Edward, I’ll tell the family, I’ll see you when you get back.
With that we hang up. It might be quite a while pixie, quite a while indeed. I wonder if Bella would like to take a road trip. Time to talk, I head for my/our room the door is ajar so I assume that it is safe to walk in, as I do I see Bella coming out of the bathroom wearing yoga pants and a crop top. My eyes drift down to her stomach and I gasp “BELLA what is that?”