Satus Novus – Starting New

Chapter 1


AN: I do not own Twilight, just thought I would try something new with the characters.

It was the first day at my new school, and I was dreading it. I had just moved to Forks five days ago and in that time my dad, Charlie, had already enrolled me in school and helped me unpack all my boxes. Even though that help was not needed since I did not take many personal possessions with me, I appreciated that he was trying to be there for me.

Since my mom had left him I've always seen him in a down mood. Now that I'm here in Forks I don't blame him for acting this way, but I know it was not the cold and rainy weather that had him down. He still loved Renee. Every time she was in the room with Phil, I could see the pain that rushed through him.

Phil was an O.K. guy. He made my mom feel younger, and me, once again, older than I really was. I'm not sure why I always acted this way. It's like I grew up faster than my mother because she needed an emotional base to hold onto. It no longer mattered. I was now in Forks with Charlie and Renee was off with Phil, who happened to do a lot of traveling due to his career choice of a minor league baseball player.

I looked at the clock and saw it was already 6:37. I knew Charlie would want me getting up soon to get ready for school. I would probably get lost on the way there, so the more time I had the better. After hitting the snooze button a couple more times, I decided it was best to get up and start the day. I grabbed my bag of toiletries and went into the shared bathroom. I could tell Charlie had already taken his morning shower due to the mirror being fogged up.

After I discarded my clothes, I jumped into the shower hoping to heat up my frozen body. The heat of the shower was like a soothing medicine, as usual, as it hit my shoulder blades and the trailed down my back. Like it was keeping time the shower started losing its heat, and I took it as my queue to wash up and get out. I used my normal strawberry shampoo and let the scent calm me.

As I got out, I grabbed my towel and quickly dried off. I wiped off the layer of fog which covered the mirror, and took a good look at myself. I was pale just like usual with my chocolate colored hair hanging down about mid-back. I hurried to get dressed and pulled on the first thing I could find, which was not very much. I really needed to go shopping and get a new assortment. Running down the stairs, and tripping on the last one, I went into the kitchen and looked at the time. Noticing it was almost 7:10, I quickly poured a bowl a cereal and ate while, once again, looking over the map that would lead me to school.

As soon as I finished, I went to the sink and rinsed my bowl. I saw Charlie had not putting in a dishwasher, so I would be doing dishes by hand. As I went back upstairs to get my bag for school and quickly made sure I had everything I would need.

I one more time went into the bathroom and ran a comb through my hair. When I was done it fell in soft waves, and I tucked it behind my ear as I brushed my teeth. When I was done, I loaded it all back in my bag of toiletries and laid it on my desk, which Charlie had added for me along with the old 98 Windows computer. This was one of the requests I and Renee had put into place so I could keep in touch.

On my way downstairs, I walked a little slower, careful not to trip again. I grabbed my iPod Touch which was a good-bye present from Phil. He had kindly loaded it with all of his personal favorites, which where somewhat different from mine. I stuck it in my bag and grabbed my keys which were by the door on a hook. The second I got out the door I spotted the old, red truck which I continuously still have a hard time believing is mine. I turned around and quickly locked the door, trying to hurry so I could get into the cab of the car which I hoped to heat up soon.

The ride to school was enjoyable. The noise of the engine was actually very soothing, although I think the smell of tobacco and peppermint helped as well. I got to school early, like I had planned only having to look at the map twice. As I parked quickly and turned the ignition off, the calm, buzzing noise of the engine vanished. I swiftly got out and locked the door after grabbing my bag and hurried to get out of the cold. I saw what looked like an office and headed towards it.

The moment I entered the building, I was surrounded with warmth and I was eternally grateful. I walked up to the front desk and saw a women no older than 30 sitting there. She looked up at me with a sincere smile on her face.

"What can I do for you today?" she asked.

"I was coming to pick up my schedule. My name is Bella Swan," I responded.

She looked me up and down once before handing me my class list and a map of the school with I was grateful for. She told me to have all the teachers sign the paper and come back at the end of the day. With that she turned back to her computer and started typing. I quickly glanced at my schedule and noticed it was about what I was taking in Phoenix. With the ring of the bell, more like a screech, I headed out the door. I was not looking where I was going and ran into someone. I looked up and saw his honey colored hair, along with the smile on his face.

"You must be the new girl. Everyone has been waiting for you to show up," he said.

The sound of his voice somehow comforted me. I was about to respond when I was stopped by another boy, who coughed trying to grab the attention of the one I ran into.

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Edited for me by NotIntoIt3456. Thanks for doing it, because I am way to lazy to do it myself. :)