Author's Note: Hey everyone! This is my first fanfic, so please go a little easy on me. There are little bits in this story that relate to the movies/books but won't actually be following the story.

Bella's past is different. You'll get some of it in the second chapter that I've already written and waiting to upload!

Also, on a side note, I am Australian and I apologise for any differences that you may come across during this story.

I don't own anything to do with the making of Twilight and all, that all belongs to the brilliant Stephenie Meyer.


**** Chapter One ****

I was walking hand-in-hand with Edward once we exited his car and began walking to the entrance of his home. Upon seeing this house for the first time, I was awestruck. The place was massive, with glass windows and doors. Walking inside I was met with a beautiful wooden staircase leading to the upper floors. Everything looked spotless. Ornaments shined, I could move my finger across a bench and it would collect zero dust. To say the least, I was amazed with this house, it wasn't what I was expecting at all.

Edward brought me here to meet his family properly, as we have only ever seen each other around school and never spoken a word to each other. I can't help but feel nervous, especially since he sprung the idea on me last minute, bringing me over here straight after school. If I had a bit of a warning, I'd have dressed better instead of wearing black sweat pants and a light grey hoodie. He told me it doesn't matter what I wear, that it won't bother them considering he mentioned my circumstances. I don't know if I feel relieved about that, or even more nervous. No time in trying to figure that out now though.

He guides me into the dining room, and I automatically am greeted by a heavenly smell. Edward and I stop walking and he introduces me to everyone in the room. He gestures towards a woman who is finishing with the food she was preparing and he informs, "Bella, this is my mother, Esme."

"Hi" I shyly respond, gripping Edward's hand with a little more pressure from my nerves.

Esme walks over to me from behind the kitchen bench and gives me a hug, which made me have to let go of Edward's hand. "It's lovely to finally meet you, Bella." I was surprised by the hug to say the least, however I felt comforted by the embrace. She releases the hug but keeps her hand on my shoulder, rubbing small circles.

"This is my father, Carlisle" Edward continues to introduce his other family members. Carlisle was wiping his hands on the tea towel and nods his head with a smile,

"It's good to meet you, Bella." Carlisle sincerely adds, "I've never seen Edward as happy as he has been these past few days, in all the years I've known him. For that, I am truly grateful."

To say I am touched by his lovely words, is an understatement. I could barely say anything, all I managed was a stuttered, "Th-thank you." Esme squeezed by shoulder before letting go completely and making her way back over to her husband.

Standing beside him was big built man with a smirk on his face, who Edward informed me was one of his brothers, Emmett. Beside him, was a stunning blonde, though unfortunately she held a scowl on her face that she aimed towards me. I was told her name was Rosalie, and was Emmett's girlfriend.

Just then, a figure made her way through the window. Once she entered the room, I noticed she had short black hair, and was smiling. Oh my god, her smile. I swear it must be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. What's more, is that her golden-amber eyes had me frozen to the spot. I was enamoured. Totally enraptured by this woman's beauty. While the others I have just been introduced to have the same coloured eyes, it was hers that seemed to make me feel like she could see into my soul, and I wasn't afraid by that thought, I felt safe. She made me feel safe.

She made her way towards me, still with that smile in place and gave me a hug. It may sound like I'm exaggerating, but that had to be the best hug I have ever received. I couldn't help the disappointment and emptiness I felt from the loss of contact when she let go and stepped back. Her smile wavered as she looked at Edward. She took a breath and held out her hand to me, "I'm Alice, you must be Bella."

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Until Next Time...