Prologue

Everything happens for a reason. People change so
you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can
appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you
eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes
good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

My name is Isabella Swan and this is my story…

Chapter 1:

I was running through the playground behind my elementary school. My friends and I were playing hid and seek. I looked behind me and saw Emmett still counting. That was a good sign. I looked around and saw a big bush I could hid behind, but before I reached it I tripped over something. Before I hit the ground two arms wrapped around me.

"Are you okay?" Asked a velvety voice.

I turned around and saw a really pretty boy. He had reddish brown hair and really pretty green eyes. Usually if a boy touched me I would yell 'cooties!' and run away, but this boy was different.

"Yeah, I'm really clumsy so I'm used to falling," I answered him.

He placed me up right and let me go.

"Why were you running anyway?" He asked while cocking his head to the side.

"Me and my friends are playing hid and seek," I said excitedly.

He looked around the playground to see if he could spot any other kids running around.

"Found you!" I heard Emmett yell. Then I saw Alice pop out from behind a bush and started to run.

"Who are they?" The boy asked watching them.

"The big one is my brother Emmett and the little one is my bestest friend in the whole wide world Alice," I answered.

He turned his gaze back to me and I thought I was going to melt.

"So what's your name?" He inquired.

"Bella, what's yours?"

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"I found Bella guys!"

I opened my eyes and saw Emmett pointing at me.

"What's going on?" I asked him.

"Well we were playing hid and seek until somebody fell asleep," he said while crossing his arms over his chest.

"How does someone fall asleep while playing hid and see?" Alice asked while coming up and standing next to Emmett.

I thought about that for a second.

"I don't know. Oh well. Let's go play some more!"

"Okay," Emmett and Alice said at the same time.

But wait, where was that boy who helped me up? Where did he go? I looked around the playground and didn't see any kids with reddish brown hair and green eyes.

"Wait guys," I yelled to Emmett and Alice.

"What?" Emmett asked, irritated. They both turned around.

"Have you seen a boy with reddish brown hair and green eyes? I fell over there" I pointed to a big bush, "and he helped me up."

They looked to see where I was pointing and got confused looks on their faces.

"Bella, sorry if I burst you bubble but there was no boy with red hair helping you up. You were sleeping the whole time," Emmett stated.

"But.." I looked over to the bush. Maybe it was only in my dreams.

"Well let's go play!" Alice yelled and started to run, Emmett and I followed her.


A/n: First appearance of Edward! Woo!!!

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