Summary: Secrets can be deceptive. First impressions can be wrong. Old, buried wounds can ruin lives. When two broken hearts try to find solace within each other, there are tough odds to beat. Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen are about to embark on a journey of hope, discovery, and unconditional love.


I stared into space as I felt the walls closing in on me. The comfortable room did nothing to lower my anxiety. This was not how this day was supposed to go. This was not where I wanted to be right now. My mind rattled with memories from the past year when I shut my eyes. Things never got easier for me.

What must be happening outside? Were they looking for me? For us? How long was I supposed to be trapped here? My fear spiked with every passing second. I was losing my mind. My life was far from perfect, despite what everyone thought. I just needed a moment of peace. I needed to enjoy a moment when the aching sense of fear would not dominate my life. Yet here I was, away from everything that my life depended on. From the only person, my life revolved around.

I wiped away the tear that trickled down my cheek. I felt a movement next to me which was followed by a sob.

"Shh, it's going to be okay," I whispered.

I wished I could trust my own words.