Bella's life is perfect. One year after coming to Forks she's fallen in love with the most beautiful boy in school. Even better he's fallen in love with her. Life was good and she couldn't complain. Even better they're finally taking their relationship on the next level. But Edward never shows up that night. He doesn't answer her calls or show up to class. Three days later he returns looking a lot paler and hanging with the strange Cullen family.

Prologue

"Edward, why aren't you talking to me? I thought something happened to you." I pleaded as busted into tears.

Edward looked at me menacingly with his strange red eyes. Red eyes…Oh my God.

"Edward why are your…" I began to ask but he cut me off.

"Bella I think its best if we stopped seeing each other" He rasped. His voice. There's something about his voice.

I felt my heart crumble into a million pieces. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't stop the pain. I wanted to be swallowed up by the ground underneath me. Anything than to hear him say those words. "Edward no! You can't mean that."

"Bella go home!" He growled. There was a chilling edge to his mellifluous voice that sent a chill down my spine.

"No…no I'm not going anywhere" I protested until he stopped me with his hand clamped over my mouth. Holy cow! How'd he do that so fast? I hadn't even seen him move and now he pressed me against a tree, his other hand gripping my waist so hard I knew it would bruise.

"Edward, you're hurting me" I mumbled against his cold hand. He only held me harder until I let out a pained groan. His eyes…they're black now.

"You just couldn't listen to me could you?" His hauntingly beautiful voice rasped. Finally he loosened his grip on my now numb hip and moved his other hand from my mouth to my neck. "Do you know how much danger you're in right now" He bent down and inhaled my neck as if it were a bouquet of roses.

"Edward what the hell are you going on about?" Seriously first he breaks my heart now he's rambling on about how I'm in danger. At this he laughed a dark and chilling laugh. It was the laugh of a predator. Immediately my body went into 'fight-or-flight' mode. My heart accelerated and I felt my entire body tense for action. My legs wanted to run but his arm was still pressed firmly against my neck. "Edward what's gotten into you? Why are you so cold? You're eyes…they were red a second ago and now they're black"

He instantly removed his hands from me altogether and backed away looking somewhat rueful. "Bella, please go home now. Never speak to me again"

I knew I should be running but my legs wouldn't move. I didn't want to leave him. "Edward please. You can't mean that. I love you" I pleaded.

"I don't love you Bella. I never did. You're holding me back Bella now go home." His words cut me like a million knives. My entire world was severed into pieces. Everything we'd ever shared was a lie. Edward didn't love me and I couldn't argue. It never made sense for him to love me to begin with.

I'm not going to let him see me cry. I turned and bolted as fast as I could towards my truck. Never looking back.

Song: So Happy Together by The Turtles

3 days earlier

I, Bella Swan was ridiculously happy. Never in my adolescent life did I think that I could ever be one of those girls; the girls that had it all. Those girls were usually ridiculously pretty and popular. Well, I did have the popularity. Ever since I moved here a year ago people have been buzzing around me like bees. It's calmed down since then, thank God. Mainly I had Edward Masen, the green eyed Greek God. I really didn't know what he saw in me but whatever it was I was glad I had it.

Edward and I have been dating almost a year now. I knew I loved him the day he rescued me from Mike Newton's unwanted attention my first day of school and asked me to sit with him at lunch. From there we were inseparable.

"So, about tonight" Edward asked as I slammed my locker shut. I was so lost in my thoughts that I didn't even see him approach.

"How do you always do that…just appear out of thin air?" I asked. Still a little shocked.

"Bella it's not my fault if you are exceptionally unobservant" was his snarky reply. I rolled my eyes and started walking towards my next class.

"Like I was saying about tonight…" I immediately fumbled over my own two feet sending my books flying to the floor. I was just about to join them when two strong warm hands caught me by my waist and hoisted me upright. "Seriously Bella if you're nervous about tonight you can just tell me. We can do this another time. I don't need you breaking any limbs over this."

I rolled my eyes and indignantly allowed him to steady me. "Edward" I lowered my voice so that no one else could hear me. "I love you and I want to share everything with you. I'm not nervous just excited" In truth I was extremely nervous but for good reasons. I just didn't want to give Edward a reason to back out of it. He had his morals and everything…

Edward gave me a side-glance but didn't say anything. "Wait, am I the ONLY one excited for tonight?" A sinking feeling of rejection overwhelmed me. In the corner of my eye I noticed all four of the Cullens eyeing me. The little pixie one had the largest smile on her face when I said that. I hated having this conversation near them. It was almost as if they could hear everything we said.

"No" he lowered his voice when he saw who was staring at us. "Bella don't be ridiculous I'm…very excited for tonight. It's just…I don't want you to regret anything…"

"Edward I wont regret anything. I'm going to cherish this night for the rest of my life" I admitted and blushed with embarrassment. "So about tonight…you were saying…"

"Um yes I was trying to tell you that I'll pick you up at 7 instead of 6. I have to drop my mother to the airport." His mouth involuntarily turned upwards into a little smile.

I smiled too. I knew what moral Edward was thinking. As soon as he drops his mother off we'll have the entire house to ourselves. Edwards's mother was a camera woman and was jet setting off to Paris to film some fancy runway shows then immediately to New Zealand to film a big budget movie. The entire hiatus was to last four months. Being the tricky hormone riddled teenagers we are, not one of us had mentioned the trip to anyone, especially my dad. Charlie would pop a blood vessel if he knew Edward and I would be alone together.

Suddenly Edward took my hand and intertwined his fingers into mine. He brought our intertwined hands to his lips and kissed the back of my palm. I could almost feel the jealous stares I was getting around the crowded hallway. "Whatever happens tonight I'll take care of you" he said with such surety that I had no reason to doubt him.

Damn that warning bell for ringing at that moment. Before I could answer him he gave me a chaste kiss on the lips then shooed me towards my classroom. "I'll see you tonight Bella" And then he turned to leave.

I walked in a love induced haze towards my class. Barely noticing Jessica who was trying to flag me down.

"Earth to Bella! Bella hello snap out of it." My eyes fluttered open. Whoa was I walking with my eyes closed. Definitely a danger hazard. "What? Did Edward Masen dazzle you again?" There was a jealous edge to her voice but I ignored it.

"Hey can't talk now Jessica. I'll call you this weekend?" I lied. There was no way I was leaving Edwards presence this weekend. Not even for a second.

6:45 Forks

Edward Mason's POV

"Damn" I muttered under my breath as I inspected my deflated tire. Of all the times for my Volvo to fail me why now?

I was halfway to Bella's house when my tire suddenly blew out sending my car careening off the road and into the outskirts of the forest. I opened my cell phone, not to call AAA but to call Bella first and tell her what happened but the blasted thing wasn't receiving any service. Seriously when I get home I'm going to get rid of T-mobile once and for all.

I started to hike towards the road as I silently berated myself for ruining my special night with Bella. Suddenly I saw something, a person, move like a flash of lightening through the forest. What the… There was another flash of pale skin and long blonde hair. My legs began running before my brain even registered what I was doing.

She was fast but I was an exceptional runner. I began to gain on her. "Wait miss" I called. "I'm not following you…I just…well you're out here alone…" Seriously why was I running after her again?

The woman stopped and turned around and I immediately knew that following her was a bad idea. She…it…had deathly pale skin and long blonde hair that went down to her knees. Her honey colored eyes were fixed on me with a menacing glare and her mouth…of God her mouth, was smeared with blood. I instinctively took a step back.

"Er..um…never mind. I'm sorry to have bothered you" Before I could run she was at my side in a flash. Though she never held me I still couldn't move. My legs went numb.

Her honey eyes looked deeply conflicted as they pierced mine. She drew in a large breath. "Run" She commanded.

"I um…was getting to that" Instantly my legs started working and I darted away from her at full speed. I didn't know what was going on with this woman and I didn't want to find out I only wanted to get to my car and drag if I had to, to Bella's house. Suddenly I ran into something hard and cold. Her.

How'd she…? "You shouldn't have come here boy" She said as she brought her hand to my face. Instantly I felt painful electricity rip through my body. I was paralyzed. "I don't want to do this but you're too damn tempting."

I watched her in paralyzed horror as she leaned into my neck and bit down. My word went black after that. Bella I'm so sorry…