What if Bella had found a danger when Edward left?

Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, or anything in it, or anything about it. Yada, yada, yada. I only own this story, blah, blah, blah, yap, yap, yap.

Note: This story takes place a couple of days after Bella goes to the Movies with Jessica.

For now I think I will cut Jacob out of the story completely, but I will have some subtle nods to him, and the rest of the pack. See if you can catch them!

The first bit of this is really slow, but in the end, it's good. And it's not a long chapter, cause I wanted to see if anyone wanted more, before I wrote more. So, yeah.

Maholo Nui Loa (Thank you very much)


"The Usual"

I woke up screaming again. It was starting to get old, the same nightmare every night and yet, it never failed to terrify me. I fell back down into my bed, and wiped the sweat from my forehead. I looked over at the clock on my nightstand; the bright red letters read 5:45.

I groaned, and rolled out of bed, grabbed my toiletries bag, and headed to the bathroom; I brushed my teeth, and then went down stairs for some breakfast.

I saw Charlie sitting at the table, drinking coffee, and reading the paper.

"Mornin' Dad."

"Yeah, mornin' Bells." He replied not looking up from the paper.

He must have been reading something important. I grabbed a bowl, poured some cereal, and sat down at the table.

"Have you heard about these mysterious disappearances?" he asked me, finally looking up.

"No, should I have?" I asked emotionless.

"Well, no, it's just ridiculous how many there have been. Says here 3 in one week. It's getting pretty bad."

"Where is it?"


"Well, then, you shouldn't be worrying about me, then should you?"

"I guess not. I just wish they'd figure it out before it gets really out of control."

With that he folded the paper back up, pushed back from the table and put his plate in the sink, and after rinsing it, he grabbed his belt and started to walk out the door.

"I'll see you tonight." He yelled over his shoulder.

"Kay, bye." I replied.

He left, and I continued to eat my breakfast, it was then that the paper caught my eye. The headline read, "Police stumped as disappearances rise."

I grabbed the paper and read what Charlie had obviously been so caught up in.

There had been 10 disappearances total, and it was just getting worse. The police had to find this guy, or most likely guys, before people headed for the hills.

I finished my cereal and headed back upstairs to take a shower.

I relaxed a little more as the hot water hit me. I shampooed my hair, with my new -Well almost new, it hadn't been new for a couple of months- plain shampoo. Rinsed it out, and stepped out of the shower, I put on a dark green turtle neck, and some plain jeans, then brushed my hair, grabbed my books and headed out the door.

School was the same as usual. No one talked to me at lunch, as usual. Man, was I getting sick of the usual.

The drive home was normal also; I pulled in the driveway and headed inside.

Once I was inside I began to make Charlie some dinner, spaghetti, again.

Charlie arrived home on time, and we sat down to eat.

"So, how was work?" I asked, I didn't really care all to much, but ever since Charlie had brought up the fact of my zombie-ness, I tried to make an effort at conversation.

"The same as usual." He answered, a little taken aback by my effort. The same as usual. Uh!

"Well, I guess that's good." I tried to smile. I failed.

"Yeah, I guess it is." He muttered to his spaghetti.

We finished our dinner in silence.

I stood up, walked over to the sink and rinsed my plate.

"Um, I'm going to go for a walk." I told Charlie over my shoulder. I needed some time to just think. It was probably a bad idea, but I didn't care.

"Err, OK, just, um, be back before dark."

"I will."

I walked out the door, and headed towards the forest trail. I walked on the trail for a while, thinking, just thinking, trying not to think of him, but I was on the trail he left me on, so yeah, I did tend to think of him a bit.

All of a sudden I saw a flash of red flew past. My breath caught, the hole in my chest starting to flair up again.

That flash . . . it couldn't have been. It was just a bird. I'm sure it was nothing else. But still curiosity got the better of me, and I looked hard in the direction of the blur. I thought I saw something red on the ground, it must be the bird. I left the trail, and walked towards it, I stopped. I could have sworn it was right here; I looked all around me, and then walked where I thought it was. Wrong again, there was nothing anywhere.

Ok, so maybe this was a bad idea. Ok this was defiantly a bad idea, I was now completely lost in the woods, and the pain in my chest was getting worse as memories of the meadow, and the baseball game, and him came back to me No! I screamed in my head, I didn't want to think of that, I just wanted to get out of here, but I'd lost the trail a while ago, and was probably heading deeper into the forest. I just kept stumbling around holding onto myself for dear life, trying to make the thoughts of him go away. But they refused.

I finally stumbled to a fallen tree and sat down on it, bent over holding myself together, gasping for the air that I knew I had.

It was then that I heard it, a bone chilling scream. It brought me enough out of my spell to stand up and look around, it was twilight. I looked for the person but didn't see them, I was starting to worry now, worrying about whatever it was that had harmed that person. I started to walk in the direction that I thought I had come from, but then, deciding it was wrong, turned and headed the other way. Then as I stumbled faster and faster through the woods, I stopped in my tracks. My eyes grew wide. Finally it looked up from its prey, and my brown eyes met the charcoal black, of the predator I had been afraid of.


Cliffy huh?

Oh yeah, I'll give you one guess as to what it is.

This was a really short chapter, and I'm sorry it was, but I just wanted to get to the friggin point, OK?!

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