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Slowly, I opened my eyes and stared blankly at the ceiling. Today was my last day in Phoenix, after the funeral I will be moving to Forks. The funeral, great this is the day that I was dreading, a day that had to come weather I liked it or not. I could feel a lump starting to form in my throat as I thought about the dreadful day me and Emmett had gotten the phone call.
~ Flashback ~
"Emmett!" I yelled over the blaring music coming from my brother's room. "Turn it down!" The music only got louder as I yelled, I was able to feel the floor vibrate slightly.
"EMMETT SWAN!!!" I screamed. Finally the volume went down and my bedroom door opened.
"Jeez Bells, you don't need to get so mad. I was only playing a little music." Emmett said as he walked into my room.
"Ya, a little music. That will make me go deaf if you play it any louder." I glared at him.
"Alright, alright I'll tone it down a bit. Man for a little sister you sure are bossy." He smirked. I threw my pillow at him as he shut my door.
I sat on my bed waiting for the awful music to start again. I heard the shrill sound of the phone ring just as Emmett turned his music back on. I quickly ran downstairs—dodging the mess that my brother had made—and answered the phone.
"Hello?" I asked breathlessly. There was an answer but I couldn't hear it over the music. "Hold on a minute I can't hear you. I have to get my brother to turn down his music." With the phone in my hand, I ran upstairs and barged into Emmett's room and unplugged his stereo.
"HEY!" He complained.
"Someone is on the phone, you can wait a minute." I shushed him and talked into the phone again.
"Sorry about that, now who is this?" I asked politely.
"Is this Isabella?" A man asked.
"Yes it is, and who are you?" I asked again.
"I'm Sheriff Johnson from the Phoenix Police Department." He explained.
"Well, how may I help you Sheriff Johnson?" I asked. I looked at Emmett nervously, and the only thing I saw in his eyes was confusion.
"Well, I have some terrible news for you." He said in a grave voice.
"Yes, well you see you mother and her fiancée were in a car accident and died on the scene."
"W-what? What do y-you mean d-died?" My voice was shaking and I could feel my body shaking as well Emmett's eyes grew in worry.
"They were hit by a drunk driver and pushed off the road into a ditch, the car rolling over a couple of times before it finally stopped. By the time we got there it was too late. I'm sorry." I could feel tears brimming over my eyes and down my cheeks. I feel to my knees and dropped the phone, and started to sob uncontrollably.
"Bella! Bella what is it, what did that guy say!?" Emmett asked in a panicked voice.
"What about Mom and Phil? Bella what did that guy tell you?"
"T-they d-died in a c-car a-accident." I sobbed even harder, if that was possible. Emmett froze in his place, than pulled me into a bone crunching hug.
"Oh Bella, what are we gonna do?" His voice cracked, I looked up at him and saw something that I thought I would never see. Tears flowing down his face with no sign of stopping, I wrapped my arms around him and cried hard into his chest staining his shirt with my tears.
~ End of Flashback ~
My alarm started to go off and I looked at the clock. It was 6:00 AM, time to get up. I groaned as I got out of my warm bed. I pulled on my dark blue robe and headed down stairs to start breakfast for me and Emmett.
I went through the refrigerator looking for something to cook. I found some eggs, scrambled eggs would be a nice breakfast. Maybe with some cheese on top and hotdogs mixed in. That always got Emmett in a better mood when he was feeling down.
I turned on the stove, put a pan on the burner and started to cook the eggs. I left them to cook for a little bit and went back to the refrigerator to get the hotdogs and the cheese, after I found them I started to cut up the hotdogs and shredded the cheese. I was so absorbed by my cooking that I didn't pay attention to my surroundings.
"Morning," said a quiet voice. I jumped a foot in the, turning around to see my brother in his dark green robe with his pajama pants on under it. His eyes were a little red and slightly puffy from crying but I didn't say anything, I had been crying most of the night as well.
"Morning," I was just as quiet.
"Sorry I made you jump, I didn't mean to scare you." He apologized.
"It's ok, don't worry about it." We both stood there for a minute before I turned back to the food.
"What's for breakfast?" Emmett asked.
"Scrambled eggs with cheese and hotdogs." I smiled a small smile. I felt two hands on my shoulders turning me around, and pulling me into a big bear hug.
"Bella, thanks for being such a great little sister. I don't know what I would do if I had to do this alone." I was shocked at first, and then I hugged him back.
"Thanks for being such a great older brother. I know I wouldn't be able to do this alone either, but remember. Swan siblings stick together." I reminded him with a smile, he chuckled then released me.
"Well, don't let my breakfast burn Belly! Come on hurry up already." He teased me, using that stupid nickname he made up.
"Shut up already." I rolled my eyes and laughed. Even though this day was going to be dreadful, I knew I wouldn't have to do it alone with Emmett here.
As soon as we finished breakfast, we got dressed for the funeral. I wore my black dress pants with a matching blouse. Emmett wore his black suit and a with no tie and a black shirt.
We left the house at 9:00 because we had to be there at 9:30 to help prepare. The actual funeral was at 10:00. Charlie—who was staying at a near by hotel because his flight didn't get here until 3:00 this morning—was meeting us there.
The drive to the funeral home was a long and quiet 15 minutes. Emmett and I didn't talk and we didn't turn on the radio. He just stared out the window, focusing more on the road than ever before, he didn't even drive as fast as he normally would. It was so quiet it was driving me insane, but I couldn't say anything. I didn't know what to say. We just drove on and on until we reached the funeral home parking lot. I looked at the clock, it was nine-fifteen. We still had another fifteen minutes before we even had to be here. Emmett shut off the car, leaned back in his chair and closed his eyes. I looked back out the front of the car, I closed my eyes and leaned back in my chair as well.
Memories of my childhood with Renée came flowing back into my mind, those days when she would take us on picnics when I was five and Emmett was six. I smiled at the memory of wrestling with Emmett, then falling into a big mud hole and ended up getting my new clothes all muddy. I had been so angry at Emmett for getting my clothes dirty, that I had pulled him in and got him covered in mud. I was laughing so hard at the blank, confused expression on his face. I fell backwards into the mud and was rolling around.
Renée finally came to check on us and was appalled at the mess we were in. We both got grounded and had to take baths as soon as we got home.
I smiled to myself, thinking of all those silly scolding's we both got from Renée. Renée…those silly scoldings. All of those things were gone, forever. My smile left my face and I went back to remembering all of the fun and happy memories that we had had.
"Bella?" my eyes fluttered open, a smile that I had not known about disappeared. I looked over to my brother, his eyes were a little red and slightly puffy again. His face was one of sadness and a little confusion. "Something making you smile?" he asked "would you mind sharing?" for the first time in a while, a small smile appeared.
"I was just remembering a picnic with mom and you."
"Which one?" I smiled a little.
"The one were me and you were wrestling and I fell into the mud pit." I laughed once without humor. "It's sad to think of how long ago that was." I dropped my gaze to my lap.
"But we still can remember them." Emmett said.
"I know, but still."
"I know what you mean." He put his arm across my shoulders, "But we can pull through this, we don't have to do it alone, remember that Bella."
I sighed. I knew that this pain was hitting Charlie just about as hard as it was hitting us, but it didn't feel like it would be. He hadn't seen Renée in a couple years so they probably became a little distant, but they used to be married. Used to live together.
Tears welded up in my eyes and spilled over, running down the side of my face. I tried to wipe them away before Emmett noticed, but of course he saw. He pulled me into a big, bone-crunching bear hug. Letting me just cry and cry ruining his nice black dress shirt with my tears.
"Shhh, Bella it's ok." He tried to sooth me, "Shhh, calm down. Come on Bells you'll wreck your makeup if you keep crying like this. Is that what you want? To have black streaks running down your face?" He teased me, trying to cheer me up a little so I wasn't so gloomy.
"I-I'm not w-wearing any m-makeup." I stuttered. He laughed once, it was without humor.
"Well still, stop crying. Come one we have to go inside now." I wiped the last of my tears away, as I pulled myself together.
"Alright," I said, "let's go." Emmett nodded. I looked in the mirror quickly to make sure I looked presentable. I looked fine so I grabbed my purse and jumped out of the car, but thanks to my clumsiness, I stumbled forward and stopped myself before I smashed into the car next to me.
I sighed, was I ever going to be at least a little graceful in my life? Even the smallest bit would help me. I shook my head in disappointment at myself and sighed again.
"You coming Bella?" I looked up to see Emmett halfway to the building. "Come on hurry up." He called. I jogged to him as he waited for me, then we both walked the rest of the way to the building. We stopped in the doorway when we heard a familiar voice.
"Emmett? Bella? Is that really you?"
Both of our heads snapped up and turned towards the direction of the voice. We both froze in surprise at the man standing before us. He had dark brown eyes, with the same color of curly hair. He had bags under his eyes, probably from lack of sleep. He grinned at us and his eyes sparkled with happiness.
"Charlie?" I heard Emmett say in disbelief. Charlie's grin became even bigger as he pulled us into a hug. Happiness came over me and I hugged my dad back, so did Emmett.
"I've missed you two." He sighed after a moment.
"I've missed you to Charlie." I said. I pulled back to get a better look at him. He had a couple more wrinkles around his face than last time I saw him.
"Look at you two, all grown up." He smiled, but then it faulted. "It's such a shame for this to be the reason for me to see you again. I hate it." His voice cracked at the end. He took a deep breath to keep him from shaking, to calm himself. Emmett placed a hand on Charlie's shoulder.
"It's good to see you again dad, no matter what the reason is." He smiled.
"Come on lets get this over with." I said after a moment of uncomfortable silence. Emmett put his arm over my shoulder and pulled me close.
"It's going to be ok Bella, it's going to be ok." He said trying to comfort me. I took a deep breath to try and stop myself from shaking. I looked at Emmett, then Charlie. Finally I looked at the door, and walked in.
I looked around my room again to make sure that I had packed everything. I was really going to miss Phoenix, the warm air, the sunshine and all that. Charlie had already flown back to Forks, he was going to get the house ready for me and Emmett. I'm really going to miss my friends, Katie, Mate, Zach, Chelsea, Sarah, Brian, and especially Nina. My best friend since first grade. Renée always teased us because of the way we met and became friends.
I was the tomboy and she was the really girly girl. Some of the boys would pull her long blonde hair and draw on her clothes with markers. One day I was so fed up with it that I punched a boy named Mike Newton that was pulling her hair.
We were friends instantly. I made her more tomboyish so she could stick-up for herself and she made me more girly. So we were both balanced out. We always hung out with each other and our friendship lasted all the way, up till now. I was so happy to have her as a friend, I could always talk to her no matter what the problem was.
There was a soft knock on the door. I turned to see Nina standing in the doorway. Her hair was pulled back into a pony tail and she was wearing a dark blue spaghetti strap shirt with short shorts. She came in and sat next to me on the bed.
"I'm really going to miss you." She said softly, some tears welding up in her eyes. I pulled her into a hug.
"I'm going to miss you to Nina. You've always have been my best friend." I could feel tears starting to weld in my own eyes. I blinked and they slid down the sides of my face.
"Aw, don't cry Bella." Nina pulled me into a hug. I cried on her shoulder, staining her shirt with my tears.
"Bella!" Emmett called up the stairs, "We're going to leave soon, bring down your things."
"We'll be down in a minute Emmett!" Nina yelled back for me. I looked up at her with sad eyes and she wiped away the tears. "Don't cry hun. We'll see each other again, I promise." All I could do was nod my head, knowing that if I spoke the words wouldn't come out.
"Come on, lets get this stuff down to the truck."
After we got the last box into the truck I turned to say my goodbyes. Katie, Chelsea, and Sarah all had tears streaming down their faces. I pulled each of them into a hug and promised them I would visit and keep in touch. I gave Zach, Nate, and Brian hugs and kissed them on the cheek and told them to take care of the girls. I looked at Nina again, she had been awfully quiet. Her eyes were glossy and red as tears came down her face. I pulled her into a hug and she hugged me back fiercely.
"Don't cry Nina," I tried to calm her but my voice cracked at the end. I could feel the lump rising in my throat. Before I knew it I was the one crying and Nina was comforting me.
"Don't worry Bella," She attempted to soothe me. "Well see each other again and we'll stay in touch." I looked up at her with sad eyes.
"But I don't want to leave though." I cried into her shoulder more. She patted my head and hugged me closer.
"You have to Bella, don't worry I'll come visit you over break. Everything will be fine." I sniffed and pulled myself together.
"Alright," I finally said.
"Bella, lets go we're going to miss our flight." Emmett called from the car.
"Coming!" I called. I hugged Nina one more time then ran to the car and jumped in.
A/N: So? what do you think? sorry if its not the best story its my first one lol oh and plz review!! :D