DC: I don't own it
Summary: AU All Human. After the horrific murder of her mother Bella escapes to Forks to live with Charlie where she meets the Cullen family. She has an unexpected surprise that drags her further into depression. Edward gives her a challenge. Smile once a day until she truly means it. In helping her to find her smile again, he helps free her heart from pain, but is that enough for either of them?
"Are you sure about this?" Bella asked.
"Of course I'm sure," he whispered in her ear. "Don't you remember our deal?"
"Yes, but, I didn't mean..."
"Look, Bella, you said you wanted to do this," he sighed.
"Listen, Kyle, I'm having some second...ow!"
"Sorry, I didn't mean for it to hurt. I would never want to hurt you Bella," he murmured, touching her cheek. "You're so beautiful."
"Kyle, please, don't move, it hurts too much," Bella whined.
"It shouldn't," he said gently. "Come now Bella I'm sure you've done it before."
"I haven't! And I'm not exactly used to having that in me! Please Kyle, I don't want to do this anymore! Ow! It feels like sandpaper!"
"I'm sorry darling," Kyle said. He pulled out and grabbed something off of the table. A clear gel. Bella shifted and sat up. "This should help," he said rubbing it on himself.
"No, I don't want to try again."
"You'll feel better this time," he said, rubbing a little bit inside of her. It was cold and it tickled. "I promise. Why are you so anxious?"
"Because it hurts!" Bella protested. "And mom will be home any minute and you know how she feels about you!"
"She won't let us be together," Kyle said, "but I love you Bella and I am the best man for you."
He slid into her again. It felt a little better, she had to admit that. But she was too nervous. "Look, Kyle, can you just finish and be done?"
"Anything you say."
At least he cuddled. Bella supposed that she should find some good in the situation. The sex was less than thrilling and she didn't enjoy it very much. Her real problem was how he seemed to love her so much but her mother hated him.
But maybe she hated him for a reason. That was always possible. Renee always knew what was best for her. She was perceptive and a great judge of character. Maybe there was something that Bella wasn't seeing.
"I love you, Bella," Kyle sighed into her hair, "with all of my heart. I promise we'll be together forever."
Bella looked over at him. Forever was a very long time.
"Are you still with that boy? I don't think I like him much," Charlie said.
"Oh dad you're being silly," Bella said as she got out of her car, shifting her phone to the other ear. "I'm going to break up with him soon. He's changed a lot since we started dating. It's almost like he's obsessed with every move I make."
"They have a name for those Bella, they're called stalkers and I deal with them regularly!"
"No you don't," Bella sighed, "Dad you work in a town the size of my school."
"All the same I worry about you," Charlie pressed.
Bella sighed and opened the door. She walked in and stopped. "Mom! Phil! I'm home!"
"How is your mother doing?" Charlie asked.
She turned into the kitchen. "I'm sure she's fine...Phil's sleeping at the table it seems."
Charlie laughed. "Well go and wake him up! How are they doing anyway?"
"Fine," Bella said, "oh! The found out the gender of the baby today! I'm going to have a baby brother!"
"Congratulations," Charlie said, not really meaning it.
"Yeah Phil's excited. Aren't you Phil?"
No answered. Bella sighed and shook his shoulder. "Philly!" she said in a sing song voice. She shook him again and he slumped over. Bella saw blood on the table. "Phil...what's..."
"Bella? Bella what's wrong?"
Bella pulled Phil back and screamed. His throat was cut open and his front was covered in blood. His eyes were open. There was blood drying on the corners of his mouth and chin.
"Bella! Bella! Answer me!" Charlie said on the other end. He sounded frantic.
"So she is home..."
"BELLA! BELLA GO NOW!" Renee screamed from upstairs.
"BELLA ANSWER ME!" Charlie yelled through the phone.
Bella heard a clatter and several bumps. Like someone falling down the stairs. Renee appeared at the bottom of the stairs and Kyle came down behind her. He came up and grabbed her hair, pulling her head back so he could cut her throat.
"Whose on the phone Bella?" he asked calmly.
"W-what did you do?!" Bella cried, stumbling over her own feet. Her phone clattered to the ground and Charlie's muffled voice could be heard. Kyle gracefully picked up her phone.
"She'll call you back."
Then he snapped it shut and threw it against the wall.
"I just eliminated the obstacles," he said calmly, "I love you Bella and now we can be together."
"WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?!" Bella cried. Kyle came towards her.
"Bella I love you."
"I did it for us," Kyle said. There was blood on his face and claw marks on his cheek. Renee had slapped his face and caught him with her nails. She must have fought against him and Phil had tried to protect her.
Kyle wrapped his arms around her waist. "Bella, my beautiful love, I did this for us."
"Let go of me!"
She felt the cold steel of the flat of his blade against her back. He kissed her. Bella grabbed the lamp from the counter and brought it down hard on his head. His knife slashed down her back as he fell but it didn't stop her from running. She reached the neighbors and pounded on the door.
"PLEASE! BETTY PLEASE HELP ME!" She screamed. She pounded on the door harder but nobody answered. She jumped off of the porch and grabbed a decorative stone and threw it through the window. She scrambled in, cutting her hands on the glass. She topped into the living room and ran to the phone. She grabbed it and dialed 911
"911 emergency how can I help you."
"Please you have to help me! Please! My mom...Phil...killed..."
"Ma'am I need you to calm down..."
"THAT SICK FREAK KILLED MY PARENTS AND HE'S GOING TO COME AFTER ME!" Bella screamed, reaching hysterics.
"WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE?!"
"PLEASE HELP ME!" Bella screamed into the phone. She sank to her knees as Mr. Williams came into the kitchen.
"Good lord Bella! What are you doing there! What's wrong!"
"Ma'am please stay on the line we're tracing your call and an officer is on the way."
"KYLE KILLED MY MOM! HE KILLED HER! NOBODY WILL DO ANYTHING!" Bella screamed.
"Bella I'm very sorry about this," Mr. Williams said. He slapped her hard on the cheek. Bella looked at him. "Sorry you were hysterical!"
"Good lord! What is going on here?!" Betty Williams asked as she came in. A woman of sixty she looked ready for a heart attack at the sight of them. Bella sank to the floor and buried her head in her knees.
"Kyle killed my mom," she cried, "they're both dead!"
Betty pulled her into her warm arms and Mr. Williams grabbed his shotgun. Bella trembled and sobbed into Betty's shoulder. Before long they heard the sirens. By then Bella was to in shock to notice.
"Can you tell me again what happened?" the police officer asked. Bella stared blankly at the glossy surface of the table between them.
"Please, Bella, you'll need to testify against him in court."
"You know what happened," Bella whispered.
The door opened and Charlie came in.
"Sir you can't go in there!"
"Dad!" Bella cried, jumping up and running to him. She buried her face in his chest and cried again.
"Oh Bella, darling it's okay, I'm here now."
"Dad he killed her! He killed her!"
"I know baby I know," Charlie said, holding her head against his chest and kissing the top of it. "It's going to be okay. I won't let anything happen to you."
It was raining when they got to Seattle. A light drizzle that was sure to increase as they went closer to home. Charlie bought her a burger from McDonalds and they sat down to eat it.
"Come on Bells, you have to eat something."
Bella looked down at the miserable piece of meat and bread. She picked it up slowly and took a small bite. Charlie wasn't going to back off until she did.
"You'll like it here," Charlie said, "Forks is a beautiful town."
"I've been there before," Bella reminded him. She chewed her food slowly. Eating had been difficult the past weeks. Her throat often forbid the passage of solids and when she finally did manage to choke something down more often than not it was thrown back up. Especially lately. She probably had a stomach virus or something. At least that's what she hoped.
When they finished eating, Charlie took her home. Bella went right upstairs to her room. Charlie followed with her bags and offered to help her unpack, but she was too tired.
"Will you be okay?" Charlie asked. Bella nodded. "Alright, I'll be right down the hall if you need anything."
Bella went to him and hugged him tight. She started crying again and Charlie petted her hair softly and rocked gently. "It's going to be okay Bella. The pain will fade away."
"It's all my fault," Bella sobbed, "I should have never dated him."
"His type doesn't always need an invitation," Charlie said, "I know for a fact that he would have done this regardless. But you'll see, things will get better."
"I miss her so much," Bella sobbed. "She was pregnant too! What kind of freak kills a pregnant woman!"
Charlie didn't say anything. He just let Bella cry until she fell asleep. He tucked her in and kissed her forehead.
"Goodnight Bells," he whispered. He left her, knowing that he would be woken by her screams in a few hours and the process would repeat. It was no comfort that Kyle would be declared insane and institutionalized instead of electrocuted. In Charlie's weighted opinion, no death was good enough for him. He deserved to suffer until the end of time.
Sadly, Charlie changed into his pajamas and crawled into bed. Silently he cried for Renee and Bella. He drifted off to sleep and, just as predicted, he was woken up a few hours later as Bella screamed, frightened by nightmares.
Edward will be making his grand appearance in the next chapter! Please enjoy and review!