Disclaimer: These characters and all likenesses to the Twilight Series belong to the absolutely talented Stephenie Meyer. We are only borrowing them for our story, we hold no rights to them otherwise.




Ah, freedom! Free of the mundane life that is high school. Finally free of the confines of "Barbieville," who is screwing who, who is wearing what, who is popular and who ISN'T acknowledging Bella Swan. I'm Bella Swan, an 18 year old girl with no endearing qualities what so ever. My proof? Well, I have dull brown eyes, flat brown hair and a 5'4" tomboy's body with absolutely no curves in sight. The quintessential "plain Jane." I just graduated high school and in less than two months I will be on my way to college to start a new chapter of my life. I am excited about college, excited to get out of the suburbs and attend one of the top-ranked public universities in the world; University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

I've been told that I don't know how to have fun and be a teenager but the mainstream idea of fun in the downriver 'burbs of Detroit is just not in my nature. I'm a quiet, reclusive girl who would prefer a Jane Austen novel and a cup of chamomile tea to keggers and meaningless sex. My brother Emmett keeps telling me to let loose and live a little but that's easy to say coming from a muscle bound GQ model who only has to flash a smile to get what or who he wants. Let's just say my brother and I are like night and day, the breaking dawn and twilight. I do love my brother, he's a teddy bear once you get to know him but his over protectiveness sometimes reminds me more of an irritable grizzly.

My brother just completed his freshman year at UM and is headed south to his summer job. Last year he and his best friend Jasper worked in Key West, FL and had so much fun they decided to go back again this summer. Being the persuasive brother he is; I was coerced, no strong-armed rather, into spending my summer along with him to, as he puts it, "be a teenager for once and see the world." I can deny my brother nothing so I agreed…maybe a little fun in the sunshine state wouldn't be so bad.

A/N: Well, what do you think? Is this enough to pique your interest? Thank you for reading our wee little prologue. Chapter 1 is up...please read and enjoy and if you'd like, review.