When I regained consciousness I didn't open my eyes. I tried to listen what's happening around.
"Maybe te should baciare her? Your one glance made her faint, maybe a baciare will wake her up?" Jacob teased someone who, I guess, was Embry.
"Shut up" Embry's voice was anxious.
"Is she all right?" Bella was concerned about me.
"I think she's fine but maybe I should scan her head. Remember how she fainted last time? It might indicate a problem" Carlisle was going to scan me? It would be clever to admit that my faintness has nothing to do with my brain, but then I should mention the fact that it might be related to other things such as juvenile fascination with super hot werewolf. I sighed.
"Lilly? Can te hear me?" damn, what am I going to say? I slowly opened my eyes and saw Carlisle successivo to me.
"How are te feeling? Any headache? Nausea?" he checked my pulse.
"No, I'm fine" I sat up and noticed that I was lying on the divano in the living room and everyone was here. Just great! Like that wouldn't be enough Emmett and Jacob couldn't miss a chance to annoy someone.
"Hey, Embry, aren't te happy to see your lover with consciousness?"
"Maybe we should give te some time alone?"
"But te shouldn't look at her very intensively, she might faint again"
"Maybe sunglasses could help?"
Embry jumped on Jacob while I decided to teach Emmett some respect. I directed my physical shield and BUMP. I loved the sound when he hit the ground - I knew it won't hurt him, but maybe he'll learn to keep his mouth shut successivo time. I didn't enjoyed my victory for long cause soon I was crushed da sharp pain in my head. I squeezed my head between palms and leaned forward.
"Lilly, are te OK?" Carlisle quickly came to me and pressed his cold hand to my forehead.
"I think I fainted because of my lessons. I was too tired. Every time I push out shield it demands some of my strength. I wonder if I could learn to increase it..."
"Don't worry about it, honey. te just need to rest. te already did so much that it would be unfair to ask più from you" Esme gently stroked my cheek and I remembered how long it's been since I hugged my mom for the last time.
"I'm sorry. It's my fault, I didn't thought te need più rest" Bella apologized but I didn't want her to feel guilty.
"It's not your fault. I was too stubborn to take più breaks. But now we know so maybe we'll be able to avoid it. I wouldn't like to faint in the middle of the fight" I joked. I could see how disappointed were Jacob and Emmett with no pretext to tease Embry and me.
"OK, if te don't watch yourself, we're taking this responsibility. Go to bed!" Alice commanded and I laughed.
"Yes, ma'am" I saluted.
The following few days passed very quickly. My training was più and più successful: I could extent my shield as far as Bella and I could block out specific thoughts. Alice, Bella and Esme didn't let me overwork though I protested very often. How can I become stronger when they don't let me train? They didn't want me to get bored during the breaks (or maybe was afraid that I'm going to practice secretly) so couple times I was sent to visit La Push - Indian reservation where licantropi are living. I met almost all pack and must admit they're all were great guys. Except one who is actually a girl. I didn't like Leah, she wasn't very welcoming. Maybe she was like that because of the fight? There was a huge probability that someone might get hurt o even die during it. I just wished I could protect at least some of them. Embry included. If I wouldn't be so interested in seeing him again I would have refused other offers to go to La Push. We talked a bit and I hoped he didn't noticed how excited I was. I told myself hundred times that it's stupid to have a crush on guy who's a shape shifter, whom I might never see again after the fight and who is probably younger than me. He looked like 20-22, but I couldn't be sure - he was huge. I, on the other hand, was 25 and compared to Cullens o some of local girls not very beautiful. I had shoulder length russet hair and green eyes, I was tall and athletic cause I worked out often to keep good shape - you'll never know when you'll have to chase bad guy. But that's it. No stunning features like perfect Rosalie's figure o gorgeous Bella's face. I was too simple for such hot guy and I knew I shouldn't hope too much. Instead I decided to focus on training.
"Lilly..." Bella's voice was pleading "Just a short break" I didn't open my eyes and she continued "Just a very very short break" I still didn't paid any attention. I knew I have a few minuti before she'll drag Alice to persuade me. And Alice was a tiny splinter that can make te go mad. I focused on my shield, if I have a minuto I'm gonna spent it usefully. I slowly stretched my shield and pushed it towards window when suddenly I realized that I was wrong - my shield wasn't like stained-glass, it was so flexible that I could give him any shape I wanted. I imagined it like hand with many fingers - I stretched it forwards trying to grab something. I could feel every person in the house, I could feel their abilities - Edward, attacking everyone's mind involuntarily, Jasper, being attacked da all emotions, Alice, like a radar catching every possible variant of future... I was so carried away da this sense that I didn't feel anything else. I have know idea why but I knew that if I want I could do anything to their powers - I could increase them, completely take away o direct to someone else. I could control their abilities. I switched Jasper's and Eward's powers just to check if I'm right.
"Hey, what the..."
Their voices sounded so confused that I let it go, opened my eyes and laughed.
"Lilly, what have te done?" Edward looked scared.
"You won't believe!" I jumped on my feet "Hold on everybody - I can control other people's abilities!" I almost waited for applause.
"How?" Carlisle asked disbelieving
"I don't know how, but I can do anything with it. I could switch them like I did with Jasper and Edward. I can make it stronger. I can turn it down. o I can simply restrict it" I didn't understood why they didn't look happy? They looked almost scared. Emmett was the first one to speak.
"Wait! If someone with special power will come to you, will te be able to use his power against him?" he seemed to be thrilled about this domanda and I nodded.
"So, if Jane will come..." I realized his idea, I have heard about sadistic Jane.
"She will taste some pain she's causing to others" I ended.
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