A/N: I have been participating in "The Fic Lab" Facebook group. This group provides weekly prompts as inspiration for Twilight fan fiction short stories. I am a new writer and this seemed like a good opportunity to experiment and learn. Each chapter is a new prompt and new stories. These are unedited and un-beta'd and most likely will not be continued.
Prompt: Outdoor activities
I was running through the forest, not sure where I was going. I didn't even know why I was running, just that I needed to get away. I was barefoot, but I could barely feel anything. I was on a path through the woods that I assumed must lead somewhere. It was still early in the day; even though I couldn't see the sky completely through all of the trees, I knew that much. Suddenly the path seemed to end, and I stumbled upon a river. There, at the riverbank, stood a man fishing. I was so surprised to see anyone, I let out a small gasp. He somehow heard me and turned to look. I think he could tell I was scared.
"Hey, are you okay?" he shouted over to me.
"I don't know,", I whispered. I was too filled with fear to look directly at him, so my eyes were focused on the ground.
"What did you say? Are you lost? Do you need help?" he asked again. He was walking towards me now.
"I don't know," I said, a little louder this time.
"You don't know, " he repeated, more a statement than a question. His voice was so sweet that it drew my eyes up. He was so handsome, even though he looked a little messy. His blond hair a little curly and shaggy. He was taller than I thought when I first saw him. I was wondering if I should have been afraid of him, but something about him made me feel calm and safe.
He took in my disheveled appearance, my strange clothes – what was I wearing? – my lack of shoes and knew something wasn't right. I felt a little self-conscious and ran my hands through my hair. I pulled out some leaves and felt even more awkward.
"Okay, it's okay. I'm Jasper. I just want to help you. What's your name?" he asked.
I didn't know my name. I didn't know who I was. I didn't know why I was running. I didn't know anything, and I didn't know what to say to this man. But I felt that I could trust him. "I…I…I don't know," I said, tears prickling my eyes. "I can't stay here, though. I have to keep running. I just know it isn't safe for me to stay here. I don't know how I know; I just know."
Suddenly we hear a couple of voices shouting in the distance. "Alice! Alice, where are you?" "Where is that bitch?" "We'll find her."
My eyes get big. Jasper looks at me and with an urgent tone in his voice says, "Follow me, Alice. I'll get you out of here."