This story documents the timeline of the events of September 11th to my greatest accuracy. As I incorporated the characters into the terrible events, I tried to make it seem as realistic as I could! Everything from the exact weather forecast to the exact times of events are accurate.
I can really relate to Bella (well, sort of) because my stepfather is a firefighter, so I constantly worry every time he is out taking a call. It's a nervewracking feeling, when you know someone that's out on a call!
Now, let me give you a little bit of background. This story has all canon pairings (BxE, JxA, RxEm), and is all human. All three couples are married all living close to each other in New York, and each has a child of their own. In this story, Edward and Jasper are both firefighters during the attacks of September 11th.
This entire story is in Bella's POV.
Disclaimer: I own nothing Twilight. The entire Twilight kingdom belongs to the wonderful Stephenie Meyer.
There was something wrong, so very wrong,
The news was pouring in,
As the planes just kept on fallin' ... from the skies.
Then the hopes and dreams of millions, were changed forevermore,
All our tears declare, the day our heroes died.
I'll never forget... America cried...
As lives were lost... from all across the land.
The flag was unfurled... And bravely replied...
The day ... Our heroes died.
I was awakened early in the morning of September 11th with a kiss. I smiled, my brown eyes still closed.
"Mmm…what was that for?" I mumbled, turning over to fully face the direction in which my lovely wake-up call came from.
"I have to go," Edward's angelic voice filled my ears as I willed my sleepy eyes open, "my shift at the station starts in 20 minutes, and I'm meeting Jasper for a coffee run before we head in."
I took this time to glance over at the alarm clock. I sighed happily, knowing that it was my day off.
"All right. I'll see you when you get home. Will you be home for dinner?" I asked, snuggling deeper into the warm sea of covers.
"I should be. I have a feeling it'll be one of those slow days at the firehouse. Jasper and I'll probably just watch movies and sleep while we're there. You should get Alice and come join us for lunch," Edward replied, tucking a piece of hair behind my ear.
"I'll have to call her," I smiled. "I'm sure she'd love to."
"Alright. Well I'll see you tonight. Don't forget to wake up Schuyler at 7:00," Edward kissed my all too eager lips again before beginning his journey to the doorway.
"I know, I know. I'll see you later. I love you, and be safe. You better come back to me in one piece," I said, giving him the same warning I did every time he left to go to the station. Edward knew how much I didn't like him being a firefighter, seeing as I voiced my opinion about the topic often. He also knew the reason behind my aversion towards his career: his questionable safety (and of course, my fear of fire). But I knew he loved his job, saving lives, putting out fires, responding to calls, and the occasional slow day, when he was able to relax with his best friend (and brother-in-law) Jasper. So I put up with it, visiting him on my days off, bringing lunch, movies, or just my company.
Edward chuckled as he paused in the doorway, "I love you too. And don't worry, I promise to come back in one piece."
After walking down the hall and kissing his sleeping daughter goodbye, he grabbed his keys and departed the Masen household.
Mkay, well there's my short little prologue! You may continue on to chapter one :)
And yes, firefighters do have "slow days". There are some days when my stepdad just lounges around the station, watching TV or sleeping while they wait for a call to come in!
Also, as you might have noticed...the names of Bella and Edward's daughter (Schuyler) and Jasper and Alice's daughter (Aisling...you'll meet her soon) are pretty uncommon names. Yes, they are uncommon, but I love them, therefore, I decided to use them in the story!