|When I'm Gone
Author: Butterfly Betty PM
Bella thinks she has her life figured out. She has the best father and brother but all too soon her life comes shattering down around her. Will Edward be able to help her? E/B, Em/R, J/A AH & MARated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Family - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 70 - Words: 162,915 - Reviews: 1,003 - Favs: 618 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 03-23-10 - Published: 12-30-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5625404
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This is a story I've had written for quite awhile. I hope you enjoy it. I will be updating CBA, Fall to Pieces, & Lustful Awakings on Saturday, and hopefully Breaking Swan the Tour on Sunday;) Happy New Year:)
I could hear the insufferable noise of my alarm beeping next to my head. I groaned as I reached out from under my nice warm blankets and turned it off. I wasn't ready to get up yet. My bed was warm and comfortable. It felt like I had just gone to sleep even though I had probably slept for the last ten hours. I pulled the blanket over my head just when I head an annoying knock on my bedroom door.
"Isabella Swan, get your ass out of bed," yelled my father, Charlie, through my bedroom door.
"I am up, Charlie," I yelled back as I settled in my warm blankets again.
"Bullshit, Bella. I know you are still in bed. You need to get up now or we are coming in," chuckled Charlie. I could hear my twin brother, Emmett, laughing with him.
"I swear I am up," I growled. The door to my room was thrown open and I felt my blanket get pulled off me. Charlie grabbed my arms while Emmett grabbed my legs. "Let me go."
"Nope, we warned you, kid," smirked Charlie as he and Emmett carried me into my bathroom and threw me in the shower. Emmett reached down and turned on the cold water.
"SHIT, THAT'S FUCKING COLD!" I screamed as I climbed out of the shower.
Charlie and Emmett just laughed as they walked out of my bathroom. I slammed the door behind them and turned on the hot water. I stripped off my now soaked pajamas and stepped into the hot shower. They do this to me at least twice a week. I quickly wash my long brown hair. I added blue streaks to it a few weeks ago. I turned off the water and quickly dried off. I went into my room and pulled on my bra and panties. I pulled on my blue and gold cheerleading uniform and my white tennis shoes. I pulled my hair up into a long ponytail and grabbed my backpack.
I found them sitting in the kitchen eating breakfast. They started snickering as I came into the kitchen. I just ignored them as I grabbed myself a bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice. I sat down in my usual seat.
"You both are a couple of jerks," I snapped.
"If you would get your ass out of bed, we wouldn't have to do that," chuckled Charlie before he turned serious. "I'm worried about how tired you've been, Bella."
"I'm fine," I said shortly.
"Bella, you are not fine. You went to bed at 9pm last night and you still struggled to get out of bed this morning," said Charlie.
"I'm fine, Charlie. I was up late the night before working on my bio paper. I had cheerleading practice yesterday after school. I'm just tired," I said softly, not looking him in the eye. "I've got to get to school. Em, you riding with me or taking your jeep?"
"I'm taking my jeep. Rose and I are going out after the game," said Emmett. I stood up and kissed my father's balding head.
"Don't worry so much old man," I whispered.
"I'm your father. It's my job to worry," chuckled Charlie.
"I know," I sighed dramatically.
I followed Emmett out and got into my mustang and headed off to school. I lived in Forks, Washington with Charlie and Emmett. Emmett likes to talk smack about him being older than me because he is a whole two minutes older than me. Emmett and I have always been incredibly close to each other and Charlie. Our so called mother, Renee, left us when Emmett and I were only two years old. Charlie has been the best father but it has been hard for us. Luckily, our next door neighbors, William and Catherine Hale, were willing to step in and help Charlie raise us.
They have twins the same age as me and Emmett. Rosalie and Jasper Hale are our best friends. Rose and Emmett started dating a year ago. Jasper and I gave them quite the hard time about the incestuous relationship they were having but it was all in fun. Rose is my best friend. She and I are co-captains of the cheerleading squad. She is a tall, gorgeous blond with long silky hair and blue eyes. She has a body to die for. I am barely 5 foot 5 inches tall. I have no curves and small breasts. I am pretty envious of her body. Emmett is a muscled out freak. He is well over 6 feet. He has curly brown hair and brown eyes like me. Jasper is also over 6 feet tall. He has wavy blond hair and blue eyes.
I pulled my 1960 black mustang convertible into the parking spot next to Rose's red shiny BMW. My mustang was my baby. I spent two years fixing her up. I slowly got out of my car at the same time that Rose and Jasper did. Emmett parked down by the football field. I could hear his booming laugh as he climbed out.
"Hey, Bella," chuckled Rose. "Heard you had a hard time getting up this morning."
"Fucking Emmett," I grumbled as I walked up next to her. She had on her blue and gold cheerleading uniform on too. "It really is getting old."
"Bella, it's pretty fucking funny," smirked Jasper. I jumped on his back. "God, you weigh a fucking ton."
"Shut the fuck up, Jas, and take me to my locker," I chuckled. I heard a set of tires squeal and we all turned to see a sliver Volvo speed into the parking lost and pull into the space about five cars from us.
"They must be the new kids," chuckled Jasper.
"Fucking great," I grumbled.
Jasper and Rose just chuckled as Jasper carried me into school and dropped me off at my locker. I pulled out my books for my first three classes. Rose and I made our way down to our first period English class. We took our seats in the back of the classroom. I pulled out my music book and started working on a new song that I was writing. I heard Rose chuckle and looked up to see a short pixie like girl making her way up to us. She was at least three inches shorter than I am. She has long silky black hair with bright red streaks and green eyes. She smiled and sat in the seat in front of me.
"Hi, I'm Alice Cullen," she chuckled as she stuck out her hand to me.
"I'm Bella Swan," I said as I grabbed her hand. I looked over at Rose who was trying really hard not to bust out laughing. "I love your hair. Red is a bold choice."
"Thanks, I like your blue but with my black hair it doesn't look right," she chuckled as she turned to Rose.
"I'm Rosalie Hale but you can call me Rose," chuckled Rose.
"It's nice to meet you, Rose," said Alice. "I have a feeling the three of us are going to be good friends."
"Oh, ok," I chuckled as Mr. Owens came in and started class.
Alice turned around in her seat and I shared a look with Rose. She stifled her chuckle and we pretended to listen to Mr. Owens' lesson. I love English but his class was so fucking boring all the time. He had a tendency to drone on about mindless crap that nobody cared about. He never read any good books. I just sat in the back and worked on my music. The bell rang and I tossed my book into my backpack. Alice turned around and looked at me and Rose.
"What class do you have next?" she squealed.
"We have AP Trig," I chuckled.
"So do I. You'll get to meet my brother, Edward. He's in there too," she chuckled.
"So is my brother, Emmett, and Rose's brother, Jasper." I said as the three of us made our way out into the hall.
"Are they older or younger?" asked Alice.
"They are the same age. We're twins," chuckled Rose.
"Oh my god, me and Edward are twins too. Although he likes to talk about how he is two minutes older than me," chuckled Alice.
"So does Emmett," I chuckled.
"Jasper does too," chuckled Rose as we walked into our classroom. Rose and I led Alice to the back of the room where Emmett and Jasper were sitting. Emmett pulled Rose into his arms. "Hey, Baby, miss me?"
"You know I did, Rosie," chuckled Emmett. He kissed her softly before he turned to look at Alice. "Who's the pixie?"
"Emmett," I hissed. I rolled my eyes at him and turned to Alice. "Forgive Emmett. Our father dropped him on his head when he was baby. Emmett, this is Alice Cullen. Alice, this asshole is my brother, Emmett, and this is Jasper, Rose's brother."
"It's nice to meet you both," said Alice. I saw her look over at Jasper and blush. He was staring at her. I elbowed him in the stomach.
"It's nice to meet you too, Alice," said Jasper. "Why don't you sit next to me?"
"Ok," she said as she took the seat next to him.
Rose sat in the seat behind Emmett and I took my seat behind Jasper. Just then, the most gorgeous boy I have ever seen walked into the room. He was tall, well built and had long fingers. He had wild, auburn hair and piercing green eyes. He looked up at me and our eyes lock on each other. He stared at me for a minute before he broke his eyes away from mine. He walked up and sat in the seat next to me.