Good evening, Dear readers Welcome to the blackout: Paul X Bella story

Timeline: After new moon but before Eclipse. And In truth some parts from Eclipse and new moon won't take place.

Summary: When Bella breaks down on the side of the road, who is the unlikely person to help her out. And will that one small act of kindness lead to something more?

This story is inspired by the human among us by half of my soul and the devil you may know by unseelie sidhe. I highly suggest you check them out! They are good!

Chapter 1:

The Stuttering of her engine and the black smoke rising into the night, had the brunette in a panic.

"Oh no, come on Bessie. Don't fail me now. We only have a few more miles." She pleaded.

There were a million reasons why her breaking down on the side of the road was a bad idea. But the one that was bugging her the most was the fact, that she was broken down during a blackout. The whole town didn't have electricity and it wasn't supposed to come back on until tomorrow, She, had been shopping at the time, groceries for the house and to her irritation new clothes. The past three months had not been good to her, she had lost a significant amount of weight. Any food she managed to keep down, just came back up. Right now, she was on a restricted diet. Broth and soups only. It was the only thing she wouldn't throw up. Eventually she would eat normal food again but right now, she couldn't even process the thought. Especially since her time in Volterra.

The very thought made her dry heave.

All those bodies…all those people… all that blood.

With quick reflexes, Bella grabbed the rubber band on her wrist and pulled. The snap against her skin had her coming back to reality. It was a trick her father came up with to help curb her anxiety attacks. When Edward left, she literally felt like she couldn't breathe. The very thought of him or them had her falling down the rabbit hole. She was grateful for her father; He had been so patient with her during her depression. Thinking of him, Bela reached for her phone. She needed to call a tow truck, but she also needed to let him know that she was alright. He had called her earlier warning her about the power outages and to be careful and to call him as soon as she got home.

Bella couldn't help the tears that brimmed her eyes as she took out her phone. She had been such a selfish daughter. Hurting her father repeatedly. Saying things that she knew shattered his heart. Leaving with Edward the first time, then that darn walk in the woods, putting him through hell with her depression and then the straw that broke the camels back was leaving him alone to grieve his best friend while she went to save the very man that left her. The aftermath of it all had not been pretty. She had been dragged, literally dragged from the dark depths of the Volturi's lair and thrown on the next flight home. She flinched as her bruised arm throbbed. The pressure of the vampire's rough treatment still lingered. Alice and Edward had been ordered to stay behind and the rest of the Cullen's had been called. That had been a whole month ago and there was no word from anyone. Not that she was complaining she was glad they weren't around. It complicated many things.

With a sigh, Bella reached for phone and went to dial but as she did, her phone flashed red.

Battery dead.

"Oh, for the life of me…!"

This was simply great. Her phone was dead. Her truck was broken down, it was dark, and the milk was surely going to spoil.

It wasn't wise to take off on foot but-

A harsh knock on her window made Bella scream and jump halfway out of her seat.

Standing at her window was a copper skin man, long black hair, and the brightest blue eyes she ever saw. Even in the dark, his eyes seemed to be glowing.

"You shouldn't be out here."


"Well, I agree but I'm kind of stuck…Who are you?" She asked as she held on to the mace her father had given her.

Looking around, Bella didn't see a car. So there no way, this guy drove. Looking at him through her unrolled window, she realized she didn't recognize him at all but something about him was familiar.

"Are you…Are you from the reservation?"

The man ignored her question and went straight to the front of her truck.

"pop the hood."

Not knowing what else to do, Bella popped the hood. Within, five minutes, he closed it and spoke.

"Start it up now."

She did so and to her amazement, the truck started.

"wow! It worked! Thank you so much…um what's your name?"

"It doesn't matter. Its not safe out here. You should get home."

Bella shivered at the bass in his voice. What was up with this guy?

She was going to say something, but a flash of nausea and fatigue hit her …hard.

"oh no ...not again. Not now..." she mumbled. But of course, Bella's body betrayed her, and she lurched forward. Not wanting to mess up her truck, she threw her door opened and puked.

To her surprise, she felt warm hands hold her hair back and gently caress her neck.

"How long have you been sick?"

"A while..." she murmured as she slowly stood up and leaned against her truck.

Normally, a regular girl would be freaking out about being on the side of the road with a stranger and in truth she was a little skeptical. But from the looks of it, his intentions didn't seem harmful.

"hand me your keys. You're not well enough to drive..."

Now that was where Bella drew the line. Being immersed in the supernatural world had her guarded. Just who was this random guy. He had long hair, copper skin and now that she really looked at him, he had to be at least 6'9 maybe even 7 '0! Could he be a shapeshifter?

No, he can't be... I've met all the pack…even if none of them are speaking to me right now. But this guy, other than being tall and copper skin, he doesn't display any of the normal signs the members of the pack. He has long hair and from the way his skin felt, it didn't seem as hot as the others. And he's fully clothed most of them run half naked. This doesn't make sense…

Bella was taken out of her thoughts as the man poked her on the forehead and grabbed her keys.

"stop over thinking things. I am not going to hurt you. But I am going to make sure you get home safely. There's a blackout and its about to storm. Now, get in the truck."

His instructions practically came out as a growl and it was that Bella concluded that this man was a supernatural creature, and he was taking her home.