Bruised, chapter twelve.





She awoke from what could be catagorized as the worst nightmare ever. The autumn sun shone on her face, waking her. Her eyes were crusted together with tears. Silently, she padded down the stairs, not bothering to change or shower. Charlie was standing by the door, getting ready to leave for work.

"Bells? Are you okay?" She stayed silent. Charlie wrapped her in the tightest hug she had ever been involved in. She recapped her dream. She told how she was ripped to shreads, and how she was a vampire, and how she was utterly, and truly in love with Edward. He kissed her forehead, and departed.

Bella sat at the table, munching her cereal. Her face was wretched, and sad. She missed Edward. Her dream was scary. Like a premonition. She shivered. If Edward was there, he'd congratualte him on her human reaction to something scary. She remembered, with a vague, sad smile, her reaction when he told her that he was a vampire. A leech. A bloodsucker. A cold one. She was calm. Too calm. Almost inhuman herself. She sighed sadly. It wouldn't be so bad if she didn't go to school. She wouldn't miss much. Just her sanity, which was already gone.

She decided to go to school. She got ready quickly, in a blinding flash. She got into her old truck and started the engine. The loud roar made her heart quick up the pace. She remembered the quiet hum of the silver Volvo that she missed so much. She even missed Rosalie, who, was less than friendly to her. Shaking her head, she drove to school.

Bella stepped out of her truck, and into the rain. People looked at her, making her cringe. She wished she was invisible. It felt like the first day of school again. She put up her hood, and walked into the school.

"Bella?" Angela walked next to her. Bella looked up in surprise. Angela smiled.

"Hey." Bella sighed.

"Um. How are you?" And suddenly, it came out in a rush. The fear, the sadness, the depression, and the feeling of being constantly asleep. No matter how hard she tried, she could never wake up. Angela just stared at her, sympathy pouring out of her pores.

"And, the worst part is, is that I never meant for it to feel like this. Like every inch of me is bruised." Bella concluded. Angela pulled Bella into a hug. She whispered comforting words into her ear.

"It'll be okay, Bella." Angela cooed. Out of the corner of her eye, Bella saw an opportunity. She woke up, and she saw a new life. A life without Edward Cullen.


DONE!! DONE!! DONE!! This is SO not how I expected to finish this story. This is in New Moon, where the chapters go like October, November, December, January, and then Waking Up. Hope you enjoyed! I know for a fact that I lost a reader, and I've gained some. So, thanks to: MoosesAndMeeses, bronzehairedgurl620, bloodredeclipse, love like poetry, i-love-Emmett-Cullen (Hey, I do too!!), Color In A Black-White World, wishfulteardrop, punkartgurl13, SandraDee513, Maximum Ride all the way, Skrem5, Skiiller, I3EdwardCullen, gagurl1021, courtlyn, twilight's-red-moon, quirk. Thank you all for your reviews, and thanks to anyone I have missed!!
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