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Bella's POV

It's been two years since I'd left Forks. I had mixed emotions about returning here, because of all the bad things that has happened in my life has happened here, in Forks. Even if I didn't want to come back here, I didn't really have a choice in the matter. I was on my way to Forks for the week to attend Charlie's wedding. I know what you're thinking; Charlie getting married, it was a shock to me as well.

After I had left, Charlie had started dating Sue Clearwater, which I am extremely happy about. I know you are probably wondering why I'd left Forks.

Well I had decided to leave Forks the day that I found out the La Push "gang" were shape-shifters, the protectors of La Push from the leeches, better known as vampires. After I found out about their little secret, they told me about a new leech was trying to get through La Push into Forks, and find a weakness in the pack, and that they hadn't been able to catch it. I had a sneaking suspicion about who this leech was, so I wasn't surprised when they told me that this particular leech had a fire red hair and was simply crazy.

As soon as I found out that Victoria was after me, I packed up and left, I didn't want my friends and family in danger so I headed to California, where I've been for the last two years. Victoria never showed up so I don't have a clue as to where she is, but I sure as hell hope I don't ever see her again.

In the last two years I've come to realize that I'm glad that Edward and the rest of the Cullen's left without me. I realized that I want to fall in love with someone human, have kids one day, grow old and die, I want everything that life has to offer. I've also realized that I was never really in love with Edward, I was just dazzled by him not being human. I'm also disgusted with myself for even dating a leech, I'd changed myself for him, became a shell of myself, I was never truly me, I let Alice play Bella Barbie with me, force me to wear things that I didn't like, saying that Edward would like it or he wanted me to wear it. I am finally happy, with myself.

Just then I pulled up to Charlie and Sue's small little house. Well at least I hoped it was their house. Before I could even knock on the door, it swung open revealing Seth Clearwater, my soon to be step-brother.

"Hey Seth, how have you been?"

"Great Bella, it's good to see you" he said pulling me into a hug.

"I've been great, just finished doing a business course at a University in California, so I'm thinking about opening up a little book shop/café, so is my dad here?"

"Yes of course, come in" Seth said, leading me down a hallway into the lounge room where my dad sat watching the game, holding a woman's hand that I'm assuming is Sue.

"Well something's never change do they" I state, with a smile on my face.

"Bells! You're here now? I thought you wouldn't be in here for another couple of days."

"Well it wouldn't be a surprise now would it" I say as I walk towards him, giving him a hug. After a quick hug he lets me go.

"I missed you kiddo" Charlie said.

''I missed you too Dad.''

"Bella, have you met Sue before?" Charlie asked.

"No I haven't, I've talked to her on the phone, but I haven't officially met her" I say, smiling at him.

"Well Bells, this is Sue, Sue this is my daughter Bella", Charlie says smiling at Sue.

"It's a pleasure to finally meet you Bella", Sue says smiling, pulling me into a hug.

"It's great to meet you too", I said hugging her back.

"I missed you guys", I said, stepping out of Sue's arms.

"Um, is their somewhere I can freshen up?" I ask looking at dad and Sue.

"Yeah, down the hall and second door on your right there's a guest room that you can stay in", Sue says as I grab my bags.

"Thanks for letting me stay with you guys" I say to everyone in the room.

"It's alright sweetheart, we are family now'' Sue says, giving me another hug before telling me to go to the room and rest since I had to drive all the way here.

"I'll see you guys soon" I say heading to my room.

My room was plain. White walls, a double bed with a purple blanket, a bedside table with a lamp, in the corner there is a desk with a computer on it and opposite the bed is a dresser with a TV. I walked around the putting all my cloths away and went to lay down on the bed. It was as comfy as it look was the last thought that ran through my head before I fell asleep.


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