Summary: Bella Swan moves to Meyer University, an ivy-league university where her grandmother and a few other generations of her family attended. While looking for a connection to her family she uncovers a secret involving her new friends and her family…
She also meets and befriends the Cullens and the Hales, among them Edward Cullen, a beautiful boy who seems to really like the ladies. Can she stop herself from falling for a guy who seems to go through girls like a box of kleenex? Has Edward finally found the perfect girl?
Stephenie Meyer owns characters and such, so don't sue. Thanks.
OK. It's here. Today is the day I move to college.
"You have everything you need, Bells?" Charlie asked me for the millionth time.
"Yes, dad," I assured him yet again, "my roommate and I are going shopping for all the necessities in a little while."
I didn't admit how nervous I was about this part. I hadn't met my roommate yet and she wasn't in the room when Charlie and I brought all of my stuff up (which wasn't much). I always heard horror stories from my friends' older siblings about their college roommate freaks. Supposedly, they seem normal at first, but soon they're stealing your stuff and drinking themselves sick.
It had been my lifelong goal to get into Meyer University, a very prestigious ivy-league school in northern Pennsylvania. From what I remember of my mother (she passed away when I was 8), she'd always told me about her mother who'd gone to Meyer and how she always regretted not going to college. It had been a family tradition in her family to go to Meyer University and each generation had apparently had a fantastic time. I didn't know my mother's parents, they died shortly after she married my father, but I'd always felt like I was missing out of something, like I wanted to connect with them somehow.
For as long as I can remember it'd just been me and my dad, Charlie. After Renee, my mother, died, he seemed to have lost a huge part of himself. I missed my mother dearly, and I've always felt that if I could connect to her side of the family, then maybe, I can find some part of her. It may sound dumb, but that's how I feel.
"So are you sure you don't need me to stick around?" asked Charlie.
I rolled my eyes, "Dad, we've been through this already. I'll be fine."
He smiled at me, "I guess I'm just trying to delay the inevitable."
I gave him a really big hug, "I'll miss you dad."
"I'll miss you too Bells. Try not to have too much fun."
I laughed and rolled my eyes at that, "Dad, you know I'm not a party girl."
"Yea, but college can have that affect on people."
"Don't worry, I'll be good." I promised, "I love you, daddy."
My father blinked a few times, his face getting slightly red, a trait I'd inherited from him, "I love you too, Bella."
I parked my new car (a surprise gift from Charlie for getting accepted into the Meyer University Architecture program with a full scholarship) in the student lot in back of my dorm building. I was so excited to have gotten a spot in the coveted honors dorms. Each dorm was very spacious, had a very nice looking private bathroom to be shared with your roommate and had a window seat! I went back up to my room where my roommate had already arranged her furniture on her side of the room and had set mine up too.
Each side was identical with wooden furniture. The window seat was in the very center of the room. There was an extra-long twin sized bed on each side of the room with a small wooden chest of 3 drawers on next to each bed. Each side had a very large wooden wardrobe and a wooden desk and chair.
I was so excited to be here, I almost shrieked. My grandmother had gone to this school. She had lived in this very building, as had her father before her and his father before him. I felt more connected to Renee than ever, like I belonged here.
I just hope people like me, I thought to myself as I unpacked my clothes, separating my workout clothes from my everyday clothes. I was on the soccer team back home and was hoping to join the one here, so I packed clothes for training. The summer had left me out of practice. Fortunately, I had until next semester to get back into shape.
Soon the door opened and a large box came through; it was being carried by a short pixie-like girl. She didn't seem to notice me standing there as she went to her side and dropped the box with a huge thud on her side on the room.
"Hi," I said softly, unable to stop being nervous, "are you Alice?"
She turned around and addressed me with wildly excited light green eyes, "Yea, you must be Bella," she came over with her hand outstretched to me. She smiled brilliantly. She was probably the prettiest girl I'd ever seen with very pale skin, short black hair and perfect small, angular features.
"Yea," I shook her hand and smiled, "nice to meet you finally."
"You too!" she smiled excitedly, "I can't believe we're finally here!"
"I know!" I said, voicing my excitement for the first time. "So do you need help bringing in more stuff?"
"Actually, I do have 2 more boxes waiting in my car."
"Lead the way."
We carried the two boxes out of her car and were waiting for the elevator when I noticed a beautiful bronze haired boy with his arms around another girl's waist. They were in a heavy lip-lock right outside the front door.
"Ugh!" Alice wrinkled her nose, "can't they get a room or something."
I laughed at her disgusted expression as we grabbed the elevator and dropped the boxes off in our room. There was a stunning blonde girl in our room leaning against Alice's bed. She had perfect features like Alice, but she was very tall, and had a body that belonged in a Victoria's Secret catalog.
"Hey Rose," Alice greeted her, "Bella, this is my friend Rosalie. Rosalie, meet my new roommate Bella."
I extended my hand to her and she took it gracefully, giving me a friendly smile.
"Nice to meet you Bella."
"You too." I smiled back. "Are you on this floor?"
"Yea, I have a single this year. I'm a sophomore." She explained. "Actually, I was wondering if I could crash on your shopping trip? I'm missing a few necessities."
"That's cool with me," Alice grabbed her purse. "Are you ready Bella?"
I grabbed my small purse and new dorm key, "All set. Do you guys want to take my car? I have an SUV, so we can probably fit more stuff in there."
Alice and Rosalie followed me out to my light blue Nissan X-terra. Before we could leave the building, I saw the same bronze haired boy, without the girl this time. I felt my jaw drop. He wasn't just beautiful, he was gorgeous! He had the most striking face… it was almost angelic. His emerald green eyes sparkled as he flashed a smile to some other girl, clearly flirting.
"That's Edward," Alice said, noticing where my eyes were staring, "he's my brother."
"Oh," I didn't know what else to say. "Wasn't he just making out with some other girl?"
Alice and Rosalie laughed, "Yea, he does that a lot. Be careful, you seem like a nice girl, and Edward likes a challenge." Rosalie warned as we walked towards my car.
"Yea, you'll meet him later." Alice said, "He's really a good guy, but he enjoys flirting. You just have to get to know him."
That was the last thing I was planning on doing, I thought to myself. I'd met guys like him before, and I wasn't interested.
Ok, this is my first, alternate universe type story, so sorry if it sucks. If you don't like it, sorry. But if you do, I'm glad! Please review because it makes me happy :)