me - unfortunately i do not own twilight...or Edward. -pouts. but he will be mine before i die!! -evil laugh-

Edward - no i wont!

me - aw man!

oooh, i almost forgot to tell you...ALL HUMAN!!

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Chapter one

I just can't take it anymore. I know i deserve it. It is my fault that mom left us. If I could have just been a better daughter then she would be here and i wouldn't have to feel this pain.

I should be used to it by now. He has been hitting me for 10 years now. It was better when I had my mom to help me out, but now I'm all alone.

"BELLA GET YOUR LAZY BEHIND DOWN HERE!!" He slurred every word. This can't be good.

I quickly ran down the stairs, but apparently my clumsiness decided that now would be a good time to show itself. When I got to the last step, I tripped and met my face with the top of his boot.

"GOOD JOB YOU STUPID BITCH!! GET YOUR FAT ASS UP!!" and with that he kicked his boot into my stomach. hard. I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. Just when I thought he was done, he brought it back to my stomach...once...twice...and then a third time. He finally left me there, on the floor. My ribs and sides were aching. I finally found the strength to stand up. I crawled my way over to the counter and used it to pull myself up. I slowly made my way back upstairs, and went into the bathroom.

I slowly lifted my shirt to assess the damage he had caused this time. There were multiple bruises on my stomach; a few of my ribs were probably bruised. At least he didn't do anything to my face, that would be hard to cover up. I quickly took a shower and limped over to my bed. I closed my eyes and fell into a deep sleep.

I awoke to the same dull gray sky. My aching ribs and stomach reminded me of yesterdays events, but that didn't surprise me. Nothing different was about this day. I would get up, go to school, come home to deal with Charlie, and finally go to bed. That's the way it is everyday. I grabbed my clothes, a pair of blue jeans and a t-shirt that was way too big for me. Thankfully Charlie has already left for work. I wasn't allowed to eat, so I was unhealthily skinny. I think my last meal was a week ago.

I didn't have a car so I had to walk to school. Conviently, it wasn't raining...yet. As much as a klutz that I am, I really enjoyed walking and running. It gave me time to think about my pathetic life. If I wasn't so stupid, maybe my mom would still be with me. Maybe I wouldn't have to deal with Charlie if I was a better daughter. Maybe -

I was pulled out of my thoughts when a silver Volvo came speeding down the street. I had never seen a car like that in Forks. They are probably new here.

I let my thoughts wander as I finally arrived at school. I had about 5 minutes before the warning bell sounded. I quickly ran into my 1st period class - english. Believe it or not, I am actually really good at this class. I enjoy reading - and rereading - the books required. Books in general take me out of this hell I call my life, and into a place I wish I could be. When I was younger I used to wish to be a writer, but now, the only thing I wish is to make it to my 18th birthday alive. Even sometimes, that seems unlikely.

"Aw, it appears we have a new student! Please do tell everybody your name." Mr. Mason asked somebody who looked like they just walked out of heaven. She was very short with black spiky hair. She seemed almost pixie-like.

"Hi everyone, my name's Alice Cullen." Her voice, to no surprise, sounded like chimes.

"Well, Alice, why don't you take the seat next to Bella. Bella, please raise your hand." I put my hand as high as it would go without hurting myself. My hand didn't get that high, but thankfully she noticed it.

She walked, well more like danced, over to me. She took her seat and as soon as the teacher turned around she turned over to me. I kept my face down, my hair building my protective wall between us. I glanced her way and she had a look of concern in her eyes. That's just what I needed, pity from the new girl. I brought my eyes down to my notebook and began to absently doodle on my page.

"Well, we have 5 minutes left before class is over, you may talk silently to one another." The second those words left his mouth Alice turned towards me...

"Hi, as you already know, I'm Alice."

I didn't want her attention, or pity. I tried not to acknowledge her presence, but that wasn't working out so well. She was staring at me with so much intensity. Finally, I realized that she wasn't going to stop staring at me until I said something. So finally I gave into her.

"...hey...I'm Bella Swan." I was hoping that that was all she wanted me to do, but she seemed like the kind of person that wouldn't back down until she got what she wanted.

"Oh, are you Chief Swan's daughter?" I winced at the sound of his name. I couldn't believe that nobody in this god-forsaken town didn't know about what Charlie did to me. However, if I wanted people to know I would have said something a long time ago.

"yeah." Thankfully the bell rang and I ran out the door before anybody had a chance to say anything to me. Although its not like anybody does anyway. I enjoy the time alone though...but something tells me that won't last long.

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how is it?? this is my first fanfic...pls review!!
I will try to get the next chapter up as soon as possible!