Home Sweet Home

It was raining. It was always raining here. I look out of my window and watch the water droplets slide down the glass. I was in my room, trying to do some homework, but the sound of rain was distracting me. I glance at the clock in my room, reading the time, it was eleven in the morning on a Sunday. I let out a sigh before standing up from my desk and walking over to the window, staring out into the woods.

I had only recently moved to La Push. I've had been attending the local school for about 3 weeks now. It was at the school where I met my best friend, Skylar. On my first day, I was seated next to her and she ended up showing me around the school, and us two grew close.

Skylar was similar to me. We both focused a lot on our studies which made us be seen as nerds. Out of us two, she was the more outgoing one while I was shy. However, we still get along amazingly as she slowly helps me come out of my shell.

I was lost in my thoughts until there was a loud knock at the door. I snapped out of my trance and ran down the stairs to answer it while calling. "Coming." When I reach the door, I open it before seeing who is standing there.

Skylar is standing with an umbrella over her head. Skylar has fair skin with dirty blonde hair reaching her mid-back. Her eyes are a light blue, with some freckles covering her nose and cheeks. Although she may not look like it, Skylar is of Makah descent. She is a part of the Makah tribe, but only just, from a glance, no one would be able to tell. She stood while giving me an expecting look. I furrow my brows, confused as to why my best friend is at my house.

Just as I went to voice my question, Skylar got in first. "You forgot, didn't you, Maddi?" She dead-panned at me.

I thought briefly before clicking. "Oh, right. You're project. I totally forgot. I'm so sorry. We can still go now." I felt so bad for forgetting. I slipped on my shoes that are next to the door. I quickly check my pocket to make sure I have my phone before I walk out the door, closing it behind me. I walk next to Skylar, sharing her umbrella as we make our way to her car.

Just as we reached the side, I made a short mad dash to the passenger door in the rain while Skylar headed to the driver's side. I climbed into the seat before shutting the door. My hair was a little damp from the few drops that landed on it but we otherwise survived the rain. Skylar threw her umbrella in the back before starting the car and driving off.

I had agreed to help Skylar with her school project which required a visit to a small local shop to find some materials. When we arrived, we did a mad dash to the shop, not bothering with the umbrella. A small bell rang on the door, signalling our entrance.

Skylar wandered off in search of materials for her project, leaving me standing in front of the door, slightly wet from the rain. I don't really know what Skylar was looking for so I decided to browse around. I looked at a few handmade statues, impressed by the craftsmanship. Something caught my eye as I walked up to the far wall. Hanging from the wall was a beautiful dream catcher with a picture of a wolf inside it.

I stared at it in awe before slowly reaching my hand up and gingerly touching it. In my mind, I saw a woman making the dream catcher with a smile as she watched a man in front of her. A voice broke me out of my trance, my hand pulling back down to my side. "Beautiful, isn't it?" I turned my head to see an old lady speaking to me.

I smile brightly at the woman before answering. "It truly is. The lady who made this was truly in love."

The old woman glanced at the dream catcher. "It was made a long time ago by a member of the Makah tribe. She was happily married to a man of the Quileute tribe. She made this for him so it's full of her love." The woman turned back to face me. "But I must ask, how did you know a lady made this? I've lived here my whole life so I can tell you aren't apart of any tribes, so it cannot possibly be stories told through the tribe."

I gave a soft smile. I wasn't part of any tribe. Just your average girl. "You're right, I'm not. It's hard to explain but sometimes I just know and see things." I looked back to the old woman.

"You may not be part of the tribes, but you definitely belong here." The old lady said before walking away, leaving me confused and bewildered. Before I could chase after the lady to ask what she meant, someone grabbed my shoulder, turning me around. I see Skylar shoving a bag in my face.

"I've got everything I needed so let's head off." Skylar said with a smile while lowering the bag and heading to the exit. I turned around quickly, but the old lady had long vanished.


Author's Note

I hope you enjoyed this chapter, even though it was short. The pack comes in next chapter, I just needed to add a little chapter before starting it off. This story begins around Eclipse.

Disclaimer: I do not own the cover photo or Twilight, only my characters and extra plot. All rights go to their respective owners.