A/N: This story is for Child-Of-God13 Challenge: Original idea and I had to use the date July 11, which is why you will see it bold and highlighted throughout the story. This will be a shorter story. Please give it a chance and let me know what you think. I do not own most of the characters that would be Stephenie Meyer! The entire story will be in Bella's POV, unless otherwise noted! AU, OC, OOC!!
Three days, that is all I had to find what I was searching for. But what that was, I did not really know. I was missing something in my life and now I had only three days to find it.
"Is this what you really want, Isabella?" my father, Charlie asked me.
I stood beside my sisters and my mother nodding my head.
"Very well, Isabella," my father said. "I will grant you this wish, but remember you have only three days, in which if you do not find what you are looking for, you will need to return."
My father's eyes dropped as sadness flooded him. My sisters began to cry, my mother just pulled me closer into a tighter embrace. I knew I was hurting them, but this was something that I needed to do. I needed to find out what I was missing and why my heart always felt like it was cut in half. With my other half out there trying just as hard as I was, looking for me.
"You do know that if you find what you are looking for, there is always the chance you may not be able to return," my father's voice cut through my thoughts.
My head snapped up and I looked up to my father, his words piercing through my cold veins, the thought of not being able to return scared me, but it was a chance I was willing to take. I had to do this and I had to do it quickly, my eighteenth birthday was quickly approaching and then I will never be able to do this.
I lowered my eyes and nodded my head, "I understand, father."
"Very well, I do need to remind you of a couple of rules," he spoke sternly, even though I knew the rules and the consequences. "You are not to reveal your secret, unless it is the one in which you are searching for. You will have only until the setting of the sun on the third day, in which you must return. If you do find your other half, then you can be given your choice on how you want to live."
My father came over to me and put his arm my shoulder. "It is a cruel world where you are going, but I know my daughter and she is full of love, her heart so big, not even an ocean can contain it. Be safe my child and know that you may return at any time before your allotment is up, but you will never be given another opportunity."
I wrapped my arms around his torso and squeezed him with all I had; it almost felt like it would be the last time I will see again.
"Isabella, do you really know who you are looking for?" my mother asked from behind me.
I smiled as the memory of the man I was looking for came into my mind. "Yes, mother, I could never forget some one that was so beautiful, I am sure even up there he will be more so."
"I really do not understand why you would want to give all this up," my sister Abigail said as her hand circled around our grand foyer. I knew that she would not understand; she has yet to see what I was looking for up close. She was my youngest sister and will have a lot to learn yet.
"I know what she is going through," Sapphire spoke quietly. "I just wished I had the brains and the courage to go after it, before it was too late for me." Sapphire was my oldest sister and to this day, she still regrets not taking father up on his offer three years ago, when she too saw her other half, but she was so vain, she thought that she would not need her other half. Sapphire learned her lesson though, but it came at a price.
"Isabella, you will need these when you go," my father had a small bag tucked behind him and handed it to me. I looked inside to find all the silver and gold pieces that have fallen from above and held them close. "July 11th., that is your return date. Three days, no more."
I gave my family a hug and then left the room. Once I was outside the golden gates I turned to look back one last time.
Three days is all I had to find a man I never met, but I have seen so long ago. I knew from my friends above that he currently lived in a place by the name of Forks, Washington. Lucky for me, I do not live far from Forks, just not in a direction that many would go.
I looked up and bit down on my lip and then began to take my journey.
Three days. July 11th.