Book 1 Plot: When Bella meets 3 handsome strangers, her world is turned upside down. Nothing is as it seems, secrets, lies and danger all around her all at once. She eventually finds her torn between friendship and love, but what happens as danger is nearing closer?
when I finish the first chapter.
As I was asleep in my bed, I grew restless by the moment as I heard voices coming from outside of the house. At first not taking any notice of is it...until I smelt something odd. It tasted almost bitter...my eyes snapped open, when I heard my little sister screaming in her room. I coughed as I saw smoke around me, coming from beneath the closed door. I knew what that smell was...it was from a fire.
I managed to pull myself from my bed opening the door and squinted my eyes, the staircase was on fire. I ran across the hall way to Lily’s room, bursting into it and let out a scream as I saw my baby sister, laying on the floor, covered in blood. I dropped by her side onto my knees-tears running down my cheeks “Lily..”
Lily barely managed to look into my eyes “Es...cape.” she gasped out, before her head fell to her side. I looked up noticing a man climbing back into the room. I ran out of Lily’s room, closing the door and pushed a chair to keep it closed as I ran back to my room and I popped the window open, climbing down. As I heard growling coming from my sister’s room as the man managed to kick the door open. Once I was on the ground. I broke out into a ran, seeing the flames engulf the house from the corner of my eyes. At the moment, I did not care that I was running bare footed. The sticks...stones and leaves prickled the soles of my feet, as the cold wrapped around me. Escaping was my main goal...not caring about what I was wearing-which was a short sleeved t-shirt with some shorts.
“Get her….get her damn it!” I heard yells behind me, from the same man that I saw earlier climbing back into Lily’s room-the man that was after me.
I tried to dodge through the woods and trees, I gasped as I was running of breath, never been the best runner in the world. My breath jagged and I was sure it would give me away. I tripped over a log and landed on the floor with a thud..into the mud. I shakily pulled myself back to my fragile human feet as I carried on running, the voices growing more louder behind me by a second. I stopped when I came to the edge off the cliffs. I looked back and saw two large men approaching. I took a deep breath as I hurled myself off the cliff tops-hoping I would not hit the rocks and kill my self in the process. My blonde hair now covered in mud, plastered to my face as I landed in the cold water.
I let out a gasp...the water was so cold, it felt like knives were stabbing me all over. Before I could fully come up the surface off the water...a huge swallowed me whole. I tried to kick and fight the waves...by my arms and legs felt weak and frail from running away from the two men. I coughed as some water got in my lungs and nose...the pressure seemed to overtake me as my body gave in. I felt myself starting to sink towards the ocean floor, as my hair flowed around my, as the huge waves carried me and swallowed me. All I knew now was the dark abyss.
The water felt cold...as the coldness took over as well, my body became more numb. I had no idea how long I was under the water or floating towards the end of the shore...It felt like at one point I came to a stop...maybe I hit the ocean floor? maybe I was laying on the beach shore. I had no way of knowing...as I could not force my eyes open.
I was fighting internally once again...trying to keep myself alive..but for all I knew, I was already dead and this was my afterlife..denial. I could make out some voices in the background-they sounded concerned and worried almost as they drew closer towards me.
“The poor girl...do you think she is alive?” one voice asked.
There was a moment of silence and what sounded like someone being slapped on their arm, or on the back of their head “Shut up Jas. Don’t be an idiot.” another voice said. Before I knew. I felt two warm hands press on my chest, trying to get me to cough up the water from my lungs. It felt like the pressure was being eased away as the water traveled up my lungs and eventually up my throat as I coughed up some water. My eyes fluttered open for a few seconds, before the darkness swallowed me once again, as I passed out.
“We better take her with us.” The third voice said as I was passing out...but all I heard was a mumble.
Few seconds after that, I felt like my body was being lifted up...into strong and warm arms. My head fell back and my hair almost touching the floor, with my head tilted back. My entire body weak and numb, unable to move. The coldness started to kick in, now that I was back in the night air...or early morning air. It chilled me down to my bones.
It felt like I was passed out for hours...maybe days. Because when I finally woke up, my vision was hazy and I could barely see properly. All I knew, I was in a warm bed, warm sheets...warm duvet covering me up, warming my body temperature up. I blinked as my vision became clear after a few moments...I tried to pull my self from the bed..the numbness from my body and legs subsiding slowly. I gasped as I felt myself falling off the bed,but got caught by strong arms.
“You should take it easy.” a warm voice said. I looked up to see who it belonged to. I gazed into the eyes of a rather handsome young male...tall, with dark messy hair and brown eyes. He looked rather strong...like he worked out a lot. He gently set me back down on the bed, as he looked at me softly “I am Jason.” he introduced himself. I somehow recognized his voice...it was from the beach shore.
“Be...lla.” I said my voice slightly shaky, as I spoke. “I...um...where am I?” I stuttered out, as I let my eyes scan around the big room where I was. There was a fire place by the window...the fire crackling away softly.
“You’re somewhere safe..” another voice, that didn’t belong to Jason came from the door. My eyes drifted over to the door, where I saw standing another two men. They were both tall...about Jason’s height if not taller. One of them slightly resembled Jason...with the dark hair and brown eyes, but Jason had higher cheekbones and slightly more defined red lips. Almost like blood. While the other man, was equally as handsome, his hair a dirty blonde/light brown color, and slightly longer than the others two. His eyes seemed a green color from where I was sitting.
“We found you on the beach shore.” The one with the green eyes spoke. His green eyes gazing at me with pure concern and worry. “I am Steven...and this is Caleb.” he spoke as he nodded over to his friend.
I nodded at them “I...thank you.” I said, my eye contact aimed at them before, I looked over at Jason as well for a few seconds. “How long have I been out?” I asked, biting my lip expecting the worst to come
“5 days.” Jason sighed softly. I nodded..well no wonder I felt like I was floating as if separate from my own body. I rubbed my head and then noticed I had on some different clothes to what I remembered. They must have changed me into warmer clothes when I was out cold.
“Do you have any family, we can call?” Caleb asked softly “Let them know you’re okay?” he said, looking at me with gentle eyes.
I sighed as I held back tears that started to form in my eyes “No….I.they died in a house fire. Someone was after me and I ran off...and….I…” the tears now visible in my eyes, slowly falling.
“Then we found you.”Jason sighed softly as he looked at me handing me a tissue “I am sorry for your loss Bella.” he said gently and he brought me in a for soft hug, even though he was a stranger. I needed that moment of warm embrace.
Exciting beginning. Want to read more.
I am writing chapter 2 at the moment :)
I am glad you like the start though
I am glad you do :)
I will post chapter 2 soon. I am in the middle of writing it lol.
This sounds good very interesting and I like the way you introduced all the characters with the little clips. Those are some of my favorite scenes. Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to give this a read. Thanks for sharing your imagination.
I am glad you liked it :) I included the gifs(mini clips) as I didn't want people to be confused between Jason and Caleb, since they both have brown eyes and dark hair.
Also, it adds a bit of more livelyhood to the whole thing :)
I look forward to your comments, new readers are always welcome :) I hope you'll enjoy the story
Hi Infinite Love.
This was a really good start. It completely sucks the reader in, making a person curious to know who was after Bella and why. I'm also wondering who Caleb and Steven are at this point and how they will play into the story. Great Job. I'm reading several other fanfics at the moment, so I typically only read one chapter at a time when I have time to fanfic. Its how I manage my own writing and reading. But I will catch up and give you my thoughts as I go. =) looking forward to getting deep into the story.
I'm getting ready to post a Bella Jacob AH AU story, give it try if you're interested.
Hi EMHW Bear,
I am glad you liked it :) I know the start chapters are a bit short. Some are a bit longer, as you'll see you read along :)
I am glad you're enjoying it so far. I ask that you don't read the plot for the second book lol. Since this is a series and book 1 has only 11 chapters :) I posted the sequel on the same thread. It contains some spoilers, for new readers who have not been here since I started this :)
You'll see what part each character will play in the series as it goes on :)
I'll check it out, when I have more time :) I promise.