Safe With Me

Chapter 1

It's been a year and I finally feel like I can let my guard down a little and finally take Sam up on his offer of an official date.

We've been out for coffee and I've taken him lunch at his shop several times, but that's it.

I've been weary of my past coming into contact with my present.

My past two years have been shaky at best.

The first day I left Texas I immediately sold my car, knowing my fiance had a tracking device on it, I'm just glad I was smart enough to keep my old car, which I was only allowed to drive on days I wouldn't be with him or been seen around any of 'our' friends, so I could actually drive myself and not have to be driven by his driver.

I hated to sell my car, it was the first thing I ever bought myself after I got out of the hell I grew up in and made a life for myself, before him.

I remember my brother trying to talk me out of the old Beetle, but I loved it and wouldn't be deterred.

Oh how I missed my brother. I didn't dare make contact with him, I knew that he would have eyes on Emmett and my sister in law Rose. They had a great life in Seattle, he as the wide back for the Seahawks and Rose as a freelance photographer. You can guess who the official photographer of the Seahawks was.

They weren't able to have children due to Rose being in a bad car accident when she was little and it messing up her insides somehow.

They were in the process of adopting twins though, or so the magazine's say.

I hated to be so close, yet so far away.

When I first left him two years ago, as soon as I sold my car I bought a cross country ticket that changed often and when I'd been gone a week, I'd called Emmett from a payphone before the bus was about to leave.

Em,

Hi, it's me.

I know it's been a while but you know how he gets when I talk to you.

Anyway I want you to know that after what happened about two weeks ago, I left. For good this time.

I promise, I won't go back, even if it kills me.

Anyway, I just wanted to call and tell you I'm alright and I'm free.

Don't try to look for me, I have no phone, car, or credit cards just some cash I was able to stash.

I just packed a few suitcases and left.

I hope to see you one day soon.

I love you and miss you and Rose terribly.

I've got to go, my ride is about to leave.

Love you always!

I was glad he didn't pick up that day, because I probably would have let him come get me and that would've been the end of Rose and him, he's just that vindictive.

I know he had to have had a tap on their phones, how I don't know… But he's powerful so I gave up trying to figure out how he does anything.

A knock at my door brought me out of my thoughts and made me jump.

"Bella, Bella. It's Sam. Are you OK in there?" he asked panicked.

I opened the door and knew I was blushing.

"Um, sorry. I was just thinking and lost track of time." I motioned for him to come in.

"You sure?" he looked around with worried eyes.

"Yeah, I was just overthinking." I shrugged.

"Hey, it's OK. We'll be OK. He's not here, we're going to go out and have a nice evening and you've changed since you've been here in a year and from what little you've told me, a lot in the two years you've been gone." he reassured me.

"I know, I know. I'm just so nervous." I shivered.

"I know you are, but I won't let anyone hurt you." he kissed my forehead.

"I know, thank you." I smiled up to his 6'7 frame. He was tall like my brother and him.

Of course everyone is tall when you're 5'1.

"Now, lets go before we miss our reservations." he reached out his hand.

I saw the sign for Port Angeles and started fidgeting.

"OK, what's wrong now?" Sam sighed.

"I haven't left Forks in the year I've been there. It's nice and small, that's all." I shrugged.

"Look, we're having a talk tomorrow about your past, if there's going to be a future between us." Sam said a little sternly.

"Sam, it's too hard to talk about." I shook my head.

"Bella, you need to get it out, share it. It's eating you alive." he pleaded.

"It's not pleasant. I promise you that. It wasn't just him and me. There was also his brothers and their wives." I whispered as I remember all the cruel years I spent.

"Those days are over, I promise…" Sam sighed as he helped me out of the car.

I took a deep breath and tried to relax.

"Let's just get through tonight, OK?" I asked.

"Yes, I want you to enjoy tonight. No cooking or cleaning up for you.." Sam smiled.

Dinner ended up being relaxing and fun.

Sam was funny and gentle, not intimidating like he actually looked and I was afraid he wouldn't want me after hears my story.

AN:

So this is my new story…

This story is dedicated to MagicAndDemons4Ever, she wrote and requested a Sam/Bella story with this type of background and I happily obliged.

I wanted to get the first chapter out…

It will be a couple weeks before I update, because I want to finish and catch up

on a few other stories I've neglected over the past 2 weeks while my schedule was out of whack and I was on vacation…

Sorry for all the delays...

Thanks for reading and the next chapter will be MORE in depth and longer!

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