Okay, so here's the first chapter of The Apple Tree! I've been so excited to start this story - I love fluff! Well I hope you enjoy it and I'm sorry it's so short. This will probably be the shortest chapter you'll get from me. Well, I hope you like it and please review! I dedicate this story to all those who are tired of seeing Bella crawl back to Edward when he does wrong and leaves. This is the story where Bella gets a backbone.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own Twilight - Stephenie Meyer does. If I did, why would I be writing a fanfic?...

Chapter One

Public Displays of Affection

I woke up to the annoying buzz of my alarm. I slapped it off my bedside table and got up. Edward hadn't been here to wake me up peacefully, for it was a sunny day and he and his family had gone hunting. I absent-mindedly rubbed my eyes.

I took a quick shower and brushed my teeth. I put on a spaghetti strapped white tank top with a red long sleeve V-neck shirt over it. I pulled on my favorite pair of jeans. I grabbed my bag and left. I was in no mood to eat breakfast.

I brushed through my hair on the way to school. I ended up leaving bottom part of it down then pulled the top part into a lazy ponytail. I tried to be perky, but I had slept terribly without Edward. I knew I was being ridiculous because Edward was coming after first period, but still, I missed him.

I got out of my truck sullenly and made my way to first period. I sat there, completely oblivious to what the teacher was saying, in anticipation of seeing Edward again.

As soon as the bell rang signaling the end of class I packed up my stuff and ran out of the room. Leaning against the wall outside of the classroom was Edward, looking completely at ease. But I knew him better. I could see the anxiousness in his eyes and it made me happy. He wanted to see me just as much as I wanted to see him.

I hugged him tightly. He hugged me right back. I meant for our kiss to be light and quick, but he was kissing me with so much passion all of a sudden that I couldn't help but kiss him just as hard right back.

"Cullen, Swan! My room, now!" shouted Mr. Varner.

We broke apart reluctantly. I blushed furiously when I saw that a crowd had accumulated and was watching our embrace. Edward was grinning.

We silently walked into his room and sat in front of his desk. He looked furious.

"You both very well know that public display of affection is a very high offense at this school! We won't take lightly to people fornicating in our hallways!" he thundered.

His next class was gathered outside of the door listening intently.

"We were only kissing, sir," Edward said.

"Do you really expect me to believe that, Mr. Cullen?" he spat.

"May we just have our punishments now?" Edward asked, a hint of boredom coloring his tone. Lucky for us, Mr. Varner didn't notice.

"Swan, you may go to class. I think if you blush and more you might pop a vain," Mr. Varner said suddenly, and amazingly it looked like he was restraining laughter.

"Yes, sir," I mumbled, gathering my things and stealing one last glance at Edward before leaving the room.

As I walked out the door, a bunch of kids gathered outside started to snicker. I walked quickly to my next class.

When the next couple of periods ended, I breathed a sigh of relief. Lunchtime, I would finally get to spend undisturbed time with Edward.

I walked out of my classroom, expecting to find him standing there waiting for me, but he wasn't. I worriedly made my way to the lunchroom.

I scanned the lunchroom for any sign of the Cullens but didn't find them. I was starting to get worried. Why would Edward leave me without saying anything first? And worse, why would his whole family be gone, too?

I walked out of the lunchroom and saw my truck parked in the same spot Edward's Volvo had been in. I ran to it, hoping to find a note.

I opened the door but saw nothing. I searched the whole truck and still didn't find a note. I sighed. I knew that I wouldn't be able to concentrate in school because of this. Instead of going to class, I got in my truck and drove home.

I absent-mindedly made dinner and thought up an excuse for why I missed school. When Charlie asked I just told him feminine problems. He asked me no questions.

I literally ran into my bedroom that night, expecting to see Edward, but he wasn't there. All night I stayed up waiting for him, but he never came.

When I got out of bed in the morning I was literally depressed. I couldn't get Edward off of my mind and it was eating me up inside that maybe he had left for good. I pulled on a pair of khaki pants, a gray spaghetti strap tank top, and a pink long sleeve V-neck shirt.

I normally wouldn't have worn an outfit so close to the one I had worn yesterday, but I couldn't bring myself to care. I pulled my hair into a ponytail, brushed my teeth, grabbed my bag, and left. Once again I was in no mood to eat.

I knew I shouldn't stop eating just because of a boy, but Edward wasn't just a boy. I knew I was obsessed, and I was scared to think what would happen to me if Edward really did leave. My life was completely centered around his now, something I had constantly told myself I would never let happen in Phoenix.

When I had lived with my mom girls who were so dependent on their boyfriends sickened me. I told myself I would be independent. I never really understood how much of an influence someone you love could have on you.

When I drove into the school parking lot I felt the clouds of despair drift away. Rosalie's convertible was in the lot, a sign they hadn't left me forever. Maybe now I could get some answers.

I parked right next to it and jumped out of my truck. Alice stepped out of the passenger's seat and I could clearly see Rosalie in he driver's seat, even though the top was up.

"Where's Edward?" I asked. The clouds of despair suddenly started to close in on me again.

"Bella, Edward might not be able to see you for the rest of the week," Alice said carefully, watching as my face sank.

"W-why?" I stammered.

"We have a guest who we weren't quite expecting. It's okay Bella, we will have it settled and then everything will be okay," she said soothingly.

I couldn't believe he could abandon me with such ease when I couldn't eat or sleep without him. That thought made my tone sharp.

"If you say so," I said rudely, and turned around and walked away. I could feel her worried stare on my back.

I felt bad for biting Alice's head off even though it wasn't her fault. The least she could've done was give me answers. Did she really expect me to buy the whole 'oh we just have some guests – see you next week!' routine?

I heard nothing for the rest of the morning. Angela, Jessica, Tyler, and Mike especially were all worried about me. They kept asking me if I was okay.

During lunch I didn't bother getting anything. I sat at the Cullen's usual table myself, wallowing in my own misery. I didn't even notice when Jessica, Angela, and Lauren all sat around me.

"Bella, what's wrong?" Jessica asked softly.

"We can help," Angela added.

I don't know what broke me down, but all of a sudden I was crying into Jessica's shoulder, explaining what happened.

"I haven't seen Edward in what feels like forever and now I won't be able to see him for another week and I don't know why," I managed between sobs.

Even Lauren looked sad for me.

"I know what will cheer you up," said Jessica perkily. "Angela, Lauren, and I are going shopping tonight. Why don't you come?"

"I don't t-t-think so," I began.

"You shouldn't let a man get you down. We are women and we are strong. We have the power," said Lauren strongly.

"Yeah," Angela agreed. "Just let him see what he's missing. Don't crawl back to him when he comes back. Make him earn you and teach him a lesson that he can't just walk away whenever he feels like it."

"We can get you some really sexy clothes today, too. We can make him drool. Then he can crawl back to you like the dog he is," said Jessica.

They were obviously trying to make a stand for women's rights through me, and I honestly didn't care. If Edward could make me cry with no remorse, then I could do that to him, too.

"Fine. I'll go with you," I said strongly, blowing my nose. "Who needs men anyways!"

Girl Power! LOL The next chapter is really juicy and fun, yet also sad. I'll post it soon because I'm having a lot of fun writing this story. Please review and I hope you enjoyed it :D!