My life at Forks wasn’t the best, well I suppose that’s an understatement. I lived here with my mum Renee right up until she discovered my secrets. Everyone has them but when she discovered that I never stopped taking pain killers for my leg that broke the summer before she sent me to Charlie, my dad in Phoenix. Of course Renee had forced me into rehab first, which I thanked her for later, but never the less seeing her 15 year old baby girl addicted wasn’t her idea of what I was going to turn out like.
I never told her why I kept taking them, or the real story of how my leg broke. She wouldn’t believe me anyway. Her partner Phil was the reason for my un-happiness. One night Renee was out with her girlfriends celebrating her new promotion at our local school. I was 14 at the time and was tired due to my friend’s sleepover the night before, so I decided to hit the sack early. I fell asleep in no time but shortly after got woken up. Phil must have crept in; I woke up to the feel of his hand over my mouth. He told me it was my punishment for not doing the dishes. I tried to scream but I couldn’t, I felt like I was in a nightmare, it didn’t matter how hard you tried to scream because no sound was ever going to escape. From that night onwards whenever Renee would go out he would creep into my room and do the same thing. One time I tried running away but instead my clumsy self fell down the stairs. I passed out due to the pain, but of course I came back to reality with Phil on top of me. I had to wait for an hour at the bottom of the stairs in agonizing pain while he “finished” before he took me to the hospital.
Every night from then on when Renee went out I would swallow 5 pain killers and 2 sleeping pills, that would knock me out for the night, it would give me an escape into my dream world instead of Phil’s skin on mine. After rehab I got sent to Charlie’s. I thanked God for this every day. Charlie was a plastic surgeon at the fanciest hospital in all of phoenix; he was doing nicely money wise. When my parents split Renee took me and Charlie took my brother Emmett and my sister Alice. I missed them; we were all so close as kids. My parents didn’t split till I was 8.
I woke up to the cold morning light shinning into my room. I got up straight away and ran to my closet to get changed. Today was the day I would leave Forks forever; today was the day my life would change for the better. I struggled down the stairs with my suitcases. It would be the last time I would see this dreaded house and I walked out smiling I went straight to the car, shoved my bags into the back and climbed into the passenger’s seat, Renee was already in waiting. Phil waved as we drove off and without mum seeing I pulled the fingers and mouthed “screw you”, I laughed but he looked really really mad. But I didn’t care; my life was free off him forever.
Before hopping on my plane Renee hugged me and had her teary goodbye, I told her it would be great at Charlie’s and I knew that was true. She believed me, I had never been a good liar, she always could tell. I walked away from my mother, feeling bad I left her here with Phil, but I needed this.
Three hours later my plane was landing into a bright warm day. My smile never escaped from my face. I walked off the plane to see my family. Alice and Emmett ran up to me fighting over who got to hug me first.
“Bella! I’ve missed you so much! Wait till you see what I did with your new room!” Alice rushed
“Hey lil sis!” And Emmett pulled me up into one of his bear hugs.
Charlie was last to hug me but he looked happy I was here, that all his kids were back together as a family should be.
“Nice to see you Bells, we’ve missed you”
I sighed with relief when he said that, I was missed and I was wanted here. We all walked back to the parking lot.
“Dad where’s your car?” I asked, last time I had seen him he had his blue Ferrari.
“Traded up” he said hopping into a white limo
“Right” I said hopping in after Alice.
The ride home was catch up time.
“Sorry kids, I have to go away for the next month for a reconstruction surgery on a burns patient, sorry I have to go just when you got here Bells” Charlie said, I knew before I came he would be away a lot so I didn’t make a big deal out of it.
“That’s okay dad” I said
Once we got back to Charlie’s mansion on the beach Alice pulled me up the stairs to my newly decorated room. She handed me a key for the door, I was shocked. I had a lock for my door? I could keep people out if I wanted? It was a very good shocked. I put my key in the door, turned it, and then turned the door handle to reveal my room.
It was beautiful; it was like I had stepped into a Jane Austen book. This room was so elegant, so old fashioned but with modern technology weaved in. I loved every part of my room. I had a canopy over my double bed that held a million cushions, I had an unsuite that was just as beautiful, and I had a walk-in wardrobe but when you walked in it felt like you had walked into a night club, Alice put a disco ball in my wardrobe, apart from that I loved it, even the clothes that Alice had put in my wardrobe.
Later on I was relaxing on my bed staring out my glass double doors into twilight. Tomorrow was my first day at my new school; it was also the first day back for the year. I never really fitted in anywhere at school, I was usually the odd one out, so I wasn’t really looking forward to tomorrow. Alice said as my sister it was her job to dress me, I laughed and agreed with her. Charlie had left after dinner and Alice and Emmett went straight to their rooms, I sighed and went to mine. But I was enjoying my view.
I jumped when I heard the door bell ring.
“Ill get it!” Alice screamed running down the stairs, I was curious so I followed behind her. Alice opened the door and jumped into the arms of a boy.
“Jasper!” she smiled, his name was jasper. Emmett picked up and twirled around a blonde girl, which later on I discovered her name was Rosalie. Beside all the coupleness was another boy, apparently his name was Edward. He looked me up and down three times before he spoke.
“Nice rack” he said, great he was a sleaze
He walked straight past me and into my kitchen and helped himself to a can of coke in my fridge. I ignored him and went back up to my room; I signed into my MySpace and emailed my only friends from Forks, Jacob and Leah. They knew about Phil, they helped me through my depression phase; they were there for me when all I wanted was to die.
Miss you so much, life here is much better. There is no Phil. My Dads already left on a business trip so my brother and sister invited their other halves over, downside is they brought with them this sleaze called Edward Cullen, but hey there’s No PhilJ. Hope you guys have a great start to your school year tomorrow, you will have to come visit me in Charlie’s mansion sometime, I’ll send the limo to pick you guys up :p , who new Charlie was so rich?
Anyways write back ASAP!!! Love you!!!!
Your Bella xoxo
I hit send and jumped to find Edward behind me. Great, just what I felt like dealing with.
“Who’s Phil?” He inquired, I gasped.
“No one” I snapped back
“O...kay then” he rolled his eyes while flopping himself onto my bed.
“Why are you in my room?” I asked with anger in my tone
“Everyone took off into rooms to do god knows what and I felt left out” He grinned and walked over to me; he picked up a strand of my hair and put behind my ear.
“What do you think you’re doing?” I yelled
“Trying to seduce you, is it working?”
“No, get out!” I screamed, Emmett must have heard and came in with a baseball bat.
“What do you think you’re doing with my little sister?” Emmett asked calmly.
“Ya know” he shrugged
“Yeah, I do Cullen; get the hell out of my house!” Emmett yelled at him with a death glare.
Edward took off running; I heard the door slam behind him and a car’s tires screech before taking off.
“Are you okay?” Alice ran over to me.
“Yeah I’m great” I said sarcastically “By the way thanks Emm”
“No probs sis” he grinned and left my room.
“Bella I was meaning to warn you about him but it completely left my mind, anyway he’s not usually that bad, but yes Edward is a player”
“Thought so” I replied “But seriously I’m fine go back to Jasper” I laughed
“Okay” she smiled “Night Bella!”
“Goodnight!” I yelled back
Yes life here was much better. I had a shower and went to bed early in lingerie, apparently normal pyjamas weren’t good enough for Alice’s liking.
The morning went by very slowly. But on the upside I didn’t have any classes with Edward today. Once it got to lunch Alice dragged me through the school to the gym. I didn’t want to get in for so many reasons, but then again being a cheerleader would be a new experience, a new activity for a new me. Because I was changing, I was stronger. I wasn’t the same old Bella that Phil had control over. Although I still had no idea who I really was maybe this would help me discover myself.
Once we got to the gym Rosalie couldn’t stop bouncing in her seat, Alice seemed more relaxed. One by one names got called out.
“Bella” once they said my name I was shocked. Clumsy Bella got in? Alice and Rosalie ran over and we all jumped up and down screaming I laughed. This proved that I had changed.
After all the name had been called out we got handed a duffle bag each with our uniforms inside. Practise would start tomorrow lunch time and Alice was our captain. I laughed at that. Sister with the captain, now she was going to force me to practise all the time. Afterwards we got changed into our blue and black uniform and went back to our table in the cafeteria. I winked at Edward when his eyes bulged out of his head. We sat down and started talking when James tapped me on the shoulder.
“Congrats” he said
“Thanks James, take a seat if you want” he did and sat on the side Edward wasn’t.
“So I’m liking the new look” James winked
“Thanks” I replied while moving closer
“Ready for our date tomorrow night?” he asked
“I am, not sure if Alice is though she insisted on dressing me”
“Hey I’m still here!” Alice yelped, I laughed along with James.
After school we went home in our new uniforms. Sadly Edward was there, but I got over it pretty fast because James rang me. Edward got jealous about that. This was getting more and more fun as it went along. Maybe this would be part of the new me, making guys jealous that would never have me.
Tonight Alice was taking me and Rose to a nightclub. This would be my first drinking experience even though I was only 15. Alice said she would be able to make us look 18 and I had faith in her. Jasper was going to tag along but Emmett decided to stay with Edward since he was obviously not wanted.
We finally got home and Edward jumped out first and ran straight to his silver Volvo and drove off, I felt bad. Really bad. But it wasn’t my fault he was the player and he would get what he deserved.
“Bella! Get your small butt up here!” Alice called me.
“Yeah, yeah” I whispered too late. Although I decided I liked looking the “part” I still hated makeovers, especially Alice’s, they were way too scary. While I was walking up the stairs my phone went off. I answered on the second ring.
“Hello?” I asked slightly confused.
“Bella its Phil” I gasped
“Bella you have to come back your mother has breast cancer”
“What?” he replied angrily?
“I’m not coming back. Ever. She can come here, but I will never step foot in the same town as you, ever again!”
“You are coming back”
“Never, now I have to go” I slammed my cell phone shut and continued up the stairs like nothing happened. I would never go near him ever again. My mother could stay with that whatever he was but I wouldn’t.
I finally got to Alice’s room and the torture began but I appreciated her and my family here even more. I even appreciated Edward more, and that was saying something.
I was finally ready an hour later and we had had pizza ordered for tea, and yes we all looked above the legal age, but that was a good thing.
Chapter Two, Part Two
The rest of us except Emmett and Edward hopped back to our limo. Alice went straight to the mini fridge and pulled out some shots. We all had about 5 each before we got there even though the ride was only 20 minutes. We all hopped out of the limo and stumbled towards the back of the queue. We stood there for 2 minutes before a man from the front took us straight in. This was too easy. We walked into the bright flashing dance floor which was playing Tik Tok by Ke$ha.
We all got really into it, no doubt it was because we were all half drunk. After the song Alice dragged us to the bar to do some more shots. Then I just had to remember how to walk and id be fine. We went back to the dance floor and danced for what seemed hours. Alice and Rose went to the bathroom so I offered to stay with jasper. We kept dancing, but every second he’d end up closer to me. A part of me really didn’t care since I was out of it, but another side of me knew this was bad.
All of a sudden he pressed his lips forcefully to mine. I was shocked. I pushed him off me and slapped him with all my strength, which wasn’t a good idea because I was pretty sure I had just broken my hand. At least Jasper seemed hurt. I ran towards the bathrooms.
“Bella are you okay?”
“No I’m not Jasper tried kissing me so I slapped him and I think my hands broken and I’m so sorry Alice, so sorry. And I can’t stop crying and I can’t feel my feet!” I exclaimed
“I pushed him straight away Alice I promise”
“I know I believe you” I ran over to her and gave her a hug and so did Rosalie.
After about ten minutes we walked out together and went straight out the door to our limo, we left Jasper there deciding he could walk back. It would only take him a few hours.
We were going to the hospital, and i thought great. But all of sudden i didn’t feel so great.
“Pull over!” i yelled at the driver, he did what i said and i dived out the door and threw up all over the side walk. After a few minutes i felt a bit better so i hopped back into the limo and off to the hospital we went.
Chapter Two, Part Three
Once we got to the hospital the three of us stumbled inside to the E.D. They told us to take a seat and so we did. We sat down and Alices phone started ringing.
"Argh three guesses who that is" she said, she awnsered
"What!" she snapped
"I didnt do anything babe, promise, i love you forever and ever babe"
"Japser you kissed my sister!"
"But i didnt mean to babe"
"Jasper your drunk"
"No im not Alice i love you"
"Aw yip so thats why you forced your tongue down my sisters throat"
"Okay so maybe i did something a little bit bad, but i promise njot to do it again"
"Fight over?" he asked
"Not a chance" and she hung up on him
"Boys" she said "Cant live with them, cant be without them. What a stupid god"
"Yip we agreed"
We settled in for a long few hours of waiting. luckily reruns of friends were playing on the small television. bad luck that there were two babies trying to out cry each other. Alice finally got anoyed and went to get a coffee. Two hours later my name was called.
"Bella Swan, this way please" i got up and Rose and Alice followed
"So Miss Swan" the doctor asked "What happened to your hand"
"Long story but i broke it"
"Yes i see that, you will need a cast on for 6 weeks"
"Doctor is there anyway for you not to put an ugly cast on her, you see shes my sister and i have the task of dressing her and making her look fantastic and well youll be making my job very hard if you persist with the cast" alice said matter of factly.
"Her hand wont mend if i dont put it in a cast dear"
"hmm bella can you live with that?" Alice asked me
"Just put the damn cast on" i replied, alice sighed, she seemed in more pain then me. Two hours later we were able to leave with an extra edition to my hand.
"Argh it is ugly" i said
"I know what are you going to do about cheerleading" she asked me
"Ill just have ti watch you guys practise till i can, yous will fine without me for 6 weeks"
"Hmm youll next extra training after, better enjoy the next few weeks bella"
"Argh" i rolled my eyes at my anoying pixie sister.
The ride home was short but we were all very tired. We stumbled to open the front door and once i had stepped through the door i saw edward with my brother watching tv. Why couldnt he just go home! He had his own family and home, why could he leave mine alone!
"Hey girls, how was the night out?" Emmett asked, i held up my hand and he burst out laughing
"How?" was all he could manage out
"Jasper kissed me and i slapped him too hard" i shrugged
"Alice im sorry" he said
"Yeah, yeah" and she walked with her head down to her room
"Are you okay?" Edward asked me
"Sure" i replied, he was being nice to me, and i had no idea why. I decided to ignore it and me and rose went up to my room and feel asleep on my bed.
In the morning i woke up to the smell of bacon and eggs. I followed the smell into the kitchen to find Edward once again.
"Sit" he said, i couldnt be bothered arguing so i did, he dished me up a plate served with a glass of orange juice.
"How are you feeling?" he asked me
"Hungover" he laughed slightly
"School in one hour" he said
"Shoot, date tonight" i remembered
"Right" he said with a sad look in his eyes
And then i realised, he was trying to play me, and i wouldnt let it happen. I once again ignored him but thanked him for breakfast before i went upstairs to find alice in my room.
"Wear this" she threw at me a handful of clothes, she looked worried that my cast would ruin the look
I camer back out not looking at what i had on because i was more concerned with the rubber band around my head
"You look great" she smiled
"Are you okay?" I asked her
"Yip" she smiled and walked out, i knew she was hurt.
I heard the door bell ring so i ran dwon to get it. I opened the door to find Jasper waiting there with a bouquet of flowers.
"Go away" i said harshly
"No" he replied, in that moment Edward came over and punched him the face
"Thats for breaking Bellas hand" he punched him again "and Thats for kissing her without permission" and he punched him again "And that for hurting Bella, and Alice" and again " well that ones just for you being a jerk" he kicked him out the door and slammed it in his face
"Thanks" i told him
"Anytime" he smiled
"Okay" i walked away from him slowly "Ive got to go and do that thing and um yeah..." i ran up the stairs successfully not falling over.
I didnt know what he was trying to do to me. I had no idea if this was how far he played, but i didnt want to find out, i woulod only get hurt. Plus i had my date with James tonight, i couldnt wait. I still had no idea where we were going, he was determined to keep it a secret.
Once we got to school i ran straight to James and showed him my hand.
"Nice" he smiled " How did you manage that?"
"Jasper kissed me so i slapped him"
"He what?!" he almost screamed, but before i could awnser him he was already in Japsers face
"Dont you ever touch my Bella ever again or god help you...." and with that Japser got yet another punch in the face, and stomach....
James came back over to me put his arm around my shoulder and walked me to my first class.
"he shouldnt do that again" he said nonchantly
"Thanks james" i smiled up at him
"No probs" and he quickly kissed me on the lips before rushing to his class.
“What does this mean?” Edward asked me
And i had to think about it. I liked Edward Cullen i knew that much.
“We go out” i smiled
“Great” he smiled back, i walked forward to him with an evil look on my face so he kept walking backwards until he hit my bed and fell on top. I laughed and jumped on top of him.
The next few weeks were great and perfect. I always felt like smiling when i was near him. My arm was finally fixed and Alice was making me work double hard on her cheer moves. She would wake me up at 5 and keep me up till 11. I missed sleep. Rose just thought it was hilarious but i did not. Alice still wasn’t back with Jasper and we kind of understood why. Jasper had been trying really hard though. He would send her a single red rose everyday, and every night since then hes been at her window singing but eventually he would leave. He was a good singer and no one dared to tell him to go away. Everyday he apologises but she still says no.
I missed Leah and Jacob. A lot. I had decided that Edward and i would go visit them. Edward knew about the phone call from Phil and he said he would protect me, we were going to tell Renee the full story. We where going tomorrow and Alice wasn’t happy about me not being able to practise, i knew the squad was her only distraction and since she was my sister it kind of made sense she worked on me. I asked her to come and she declined.
I hadn’t told Leah and Jacob that i was coming but i was excited, and scared. Phil would be wherever Renee was. And i had to see her.
Edward had been living at our house permanently for the past few weeks, mostly because i wouldn’t let him leave. The next morning i was forcefully woken up by him. I was just too tired.
“Bella, wake up we have to go” i didn’t really respond so he just picked me up. But i was just to tired. Exhastion overwhelmed me. The next thing i knew i was lying in a hospital bed. I gasped as i looked at the tubes in my arm. What happened to me? I looked over to find Edward next to me. His hand on mine. I looked up at him.
“They think you have cancer, but you might not” Edward whispered staring into my eyes, mirroring my mind. I was terrified. The next minute the doctor walked in.
“Im sorry Isabella but you do in fact have cancer, we will try to remove most of it from your upper right leg but rounds of kimo will be after, itll be long but im sure you will survive this, positive actually.” He said at me. I blinked twice and thought of everything i could say, but nothing came into my mind, nothing. My mind was blank. At first i was just in shock, then i was trying to think of what was actually being said. Then i just tryed to wake myself up thinking it was all a nightmare. Edward squeezed my hand tighter. He wasn’t leaving me, i felt a lot better knowing that.
“Bella are you okay!” Alice screamed running over to me and hugging as tight as she could, tears rolling down her face.
“Alice whats wrong?”
“Its dad, his plane just crashed, he was coming home to see us since his stay was finished and your here and...” she didn’t finish. Emmett ran in next and hugged us both even tighter. I couldn’t cry like my brother and sister though. My mind was still trying to take everything in. I looked over at Edward who as well had tears rolling down his face.
“I wont leave you Bella, i promise” he whispered
“I know” i said back because i did know. I needed to ring Renee though, but if she did have cancer like Phil said what could i say? Sorry for being a neglective daughter but ive got it too? I would get Emm to ring up, he was stronger then me even though he was in tears as well. A tear rolled down my face and Edward swept it away. I hugged him as hard as i could once Alice and Emmett sat down. Five minutes later Rose and Jasper were in my room as well. All of us crying.
Edward never left my side, nor did he put down my hand and i was grateful he didn’t. Edward was the only thing i felt sure on now. I had nothing else to hold onto, if he left i would have nothing. He was my rock.
The doctor came in an hour later. He told me i did have cancer and i cryed more. I wanted my Dad, i wanted my Mum but none of that could happen. Edward sat on my bed next to me, comforting me.
For the first time since i had arrived here it started to rain. It rained hard. I looked out the window and did for atleast an hour because that was how i felt. Ofcorse it was raining, i felt crushed by the world and Edward was the one who was lifting it off of me.
I would be having the surgery tomorrow and i was scared. Charlies funeral was tomorrow morning and the doctor said i could go. The lawyer had rang us and told us Charlie had left us absolutely everything, which was a lot. His cars, the limo, The house plus the few batches he had around including the rental houses he owned. And that wasn’t half of it, he had a few million invested in a few companys plus his money he inherited from his father, we would get most of it now except for the trustfund he left for each of us. In each trustfund there was enough to pay for a mansion, uni, a very nice car and atleast the income of a minimum wage worker for 5 years. He also left us a company we didn’t even know he owned along with the few singers and bands that he sponsored and managed. I was shocked, i didn’t know he did so well in his life.
The lawyer said he would come over later this afternoon to drop off all the deeds and contracts, paper work, and pages to sign that would change everything into our names. Their was enough money to last us our whole lives and that didn’t include all the extras. All of us were shocked. The lawyer did come and sorted everything out for us. Alice planned the funeral. All of us cryed for what seemed the day. I was terrified about the future but as long as i had Edward i would be okay. Alice used Jasper for comfort and i was sure she needed him. They would be back together. Atleast that much good was coming from this. Jasper was still in pretty bad shapes with bruises but most of them were beginning to fade.
Charlies funeral was the saddest thing i had ever gone to. I sat in my chair with the stupid iv in my arm, it made me look way sicker then i thought i was. Edward was with me through it all and i just couldn’t stop the tears. I had hardly known him. He was my dad. I should’ve known him better. I should’ve known his favourite colour, his favourite beer, his favourite sports team, his favourite sports car, but i didn’t. I knew none of it. And thats what made it so sad.
He was my dad and he was in that coffin never the less i knew hardly anything about him. I cryed into Edwards shoulder as the coffin was lowered into the ground. They played the song he wanted to be played at his funeral and i took a mental note to find this song and to put i ton my ipod.
After his funeral i was token back to the hospital to start on my treatment. I had to contact mum and save her. I picked up the phone and rang my lawyer. It was pathetic but i couldn’t ring her and someone needed to tell her. The lawyer told her to come straight away to the hospital and i made sure my restraining order against Phil would be ready by then.
The next morning i woke up to the sound of Edward yelling at Phil. My mother was crying and Phil looked angry.
“I am her stepdad! You can’t keep me out!” Phil yelled
“Well you know the funny thing about that is that when you rape your step daughter numerous times the cops advise her to get a restraining order! Oh and look right here in my hand! I wonder what it is? Well this looks like a restraining order to me!” Edward growled stepping closer to Phil
“I will hurt you if you don’t leave right now!” Edward yelled
Phil turned around and stormed off, my mom was in tears
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