The term star-crossed basically means doomed. It means that according to the stars, you're, well, screwed XD

Like Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers. Their love affair was doomed.

Chapter One:

At last, my senior year had arrived. It seemed as if it was taking forever for this day to actually come, and now, I was finally going to be a senior. I had arrived. My first senior year was going to officially start tomorrow morning; although it will only be my first. After all, soon Edward would have to eventually give in, and make me immortal.

Of course, I hadn't given up on Edward turning me. And, of course, Edward was still dead-set against it. No pun intended there, of course. Every time I was to mention it, he'd get angry, and ramble on about damning my soul. He refused to do it; he said that I would only regret it. How could I regret it? Being changed meant being with him forever. Why would I regret that? Maybe I was asking the wrong question; maybe he would be the one to regret it. Did he not want to be with me forever?

I refused to think about that option.

I jumped out of my bed, almost screaming with joy. I could stand! I had just gotten my cast off yesterday, and I was still getting used to actually walking. Therefore, the second my feet hit the floor, I tripped and fell flat on my face. "Crap." I muttered, annoyed with myself. I couldn't do something like that at school, how embarrassing would that be?

I placed the palms of my hands flat on the floor next to me, and pushed myself up, onto my knees. "How graceful of me," I sighed, as I pushed myself back onto my feet.

"Human moment time," I announced to no one. Edward left for hunting the day before, and he should be coming home soon. I grinned, as I grabbed my toiletries and my outfit of choice for the day. It was sad how much I missed him when he was gone, even if it was only one night. I was a little too dependant. I couldn't imagine what I would have done if he had left, like he suggested in the hospital.

I practically skipped to the bathroom, almost tripping on the way. I decided that skipping was definitely a bad idea for a while. I should be able to walk, before I try to skip. I shut the door behind me once I got inside, and twisted the little knob, locking the door.

I stripped off my pajamas, and hopped into the shower, and spun the shower handle, letting the hot water fall, and relax my tense muscles. I lathered my hair, and the strong scent of my strawberry shampoo filled the room. Once I washed my body, and felt that I was clean enough, I turned off the water, and toweled off.

I had chosen the lavender shirt that Edward loved on me, and a simple pair of blue jeans. I always loved wearing this shirt around Edward, especially when we haven't seen each other for a few days. (He left Saturday morning, so technically it was a day, a night, and another half of a day, but who's counting?)

Once I had brushed through my hair, I just decided to put it in a ponytail. After brushing my teeth, I carefully trotted down the stairs, and into the kitchen. I wasn't surprised to see Charlie sitting at the kitchen table. He was eating a bowl of cereal, and reading the sports page of the paper.

"Good morning, Dad." I greeted, opening the fridge, and pulling out the milk.

He didn't even look up from the paper, "Morning Bells, how'd you sleep?"

"Good," I replied pouring some Cheerios into a bowl, and drowning them in milk. I sat across from Charlie at the table, and began munching on my breakfast.

"What's on the agenda for you today?" he asked, seeming to be pleased by my chipper mood.

"Well, Edward is coming back into town today, so I suppose I'll be spending the day with him," I explained, and he looked up, "if that's okay with you." I added with a smile.

Charlie nodded, "Alright Bella," he agreed, earning another grin from me. He did like Edward, much to my satisfaction. Edward was always by my side when I was at the hospital, and that must have earned back some respect. After all, he blamed Edward for me trying to leave to go back to Phoenix. But, once Charlie saw Edward's concern for me, I think he saw that he really did care for me, and vice versa. "You have to be home by six though." He added, going back to his paper.

"...Why?" I replied, gulping down the rest of my cereal.

"Billy and Jacob Black are coming over for dinner tonight."

I winced, "Oh, okay." I squeaked.

He looked at me oddly, and tried to say something, but I stopped him. "I'm going to head to the Cullen's now." Surely Alice would know that I was coming over there, so I wouldn't have to wait for Edward to pick me up. The less awkward conversation with Charlie, the better.

Charlie just nodded, and I rose from the chair, put my bowl in the sink, and grabbed my keys. "See you tonight." He called.

And with that, I slipped on a pair of flip-flops, and was out the door, and on the way to my truck. I hopped in, and started the engine, the loud rumbling causing me to jump, as usual. I chuckled at myself, Edward was right. A good scare could do me some good. I was way too skittish. Rolling my eyes, I backed out of the driveway, and started off towards the Cullens.


As I pulled into the driveway, I noticed Alice sitting outside on the front lawn waiting for me; just as I expected. I hopped out of the truck, and noticed Alice was a little more excited then usual. Oh. Crap.

"Hello Alice," I greeted happily.

She jumped up, and grinned widely. "Hey!" she said. There seemed to be a glow of happiness radiating off of her.

"What did you see?" I asked, curiously. She obviously saw something that was making her happy.

She smirked, "You'll just have to wait and find out." She laughed, almost manically.

I snorted, which made her laugh even harder. Suddenly, Edward was standing next to me. I jumped, not prepared to see him there. Once it hit me however, I threw my arms around his neck. "Edward!" I squealed.

Alice giggled, and Edward and I ignored her, as Edward pressed his cold lips to mine. I stood on my tip-toes in order to deepen the kiss. My heart sped up as he put his arms around me, and kissed me passionately, while still sticking to his boundaries. But then, he abruptly, but gently pulled away. "Bella Swan, you will be the death of me."

I smiled, as I tried to steady my heart. "Not if you're the death of me first."

Edward glowered, "Not. Now."

I smirked, "Okay, okay, but I'm not giving up."

He sighed, and mumbled something incoherent; something about my stubbornness, I assumed.

"Hey, do you know what Alice saw that is making her so giddy?" I asked, as I realized she had left. I still wasn't used to this vampire speed thing.

He shook his head, "She's been like that around me the whole trip. You can't imagine how annoying it was getting."

I chuckled, "I guess we'll know soon, huh?"

He nodded, "So what are we planning to do today?" he asked, "On your last day of summer."

"I only have until six," I warned him, "So maybe we could just hang out here?"

"That sounds fine," he said, "But why six?"

"Well, Billy and Jacob Black are coming to dinner tonight." I grimaced; he wasn't going to like this. The Blacks and the Cullens did not get along at all. After all, it was Jacob who had originally told me the legends about the 'cold ones.'

He growled, "Perfect…" he sneered.

"Edward, it's okay. They can't do anything to convince me you're bad for me." I placed my hand in his. "You never have to worry about that."

He sighed and muttered something about them being right and pulled me inside. I decided to let it go, even though he was wrong. We didn't need a fight today.