Stand In The Rain

Summary: After the deadly shooting at Tree Hill High, Brooke Davis flees her hometown for the rainy environment of Forks, Washington, hoping to banish her guilt and fear, and start over from scratch. What she didn't count on was the pull she felt toward fellow student Edward Cullen. And when she finds herself pulled into the secretive world of his family, will she finally get her wish? Or will her past come back to haunt her?

Author's Notes: No bashing please! Lol. I am a huge huge Bella/Edward shipper, but this idea has been gnawing at the back of my head for months, so I had to put it down on paper. Kristen Stewart is a great Bella, but I personally always pictured Sophia Bush as I was reading the books.

Timeline: Set after Twilight: Bella left for Jacksonville with Renee and Phil (unrealistic, I know, but I need it for the storyline).



Brooke, it's me. Again. Look…I'm sorry. I didn't mean what I said--I was just…I don't know. We're all worried about you, Pretty Girl. Wondering…when you're coming home. Please call me back, Brooke. We've got to talk.


"Message deleted."

Brooke Davis flipped her cell phone shut, her fingers tracing its blue cover before tossing it into her open suitcase. She sighed, running her hands over her jean-clad legs, and looked around her newly-rented apartment. The walls were painted a light blue, faded with wear and tear. A long mahogany bar separated the kitchen from the living room, and a short hallway led to the bathroom and bedroom. Her scarce furnishings--a couch and loveseat, two armchairs, a few end tables, her kitchen table and chairs--were arranged throughout the place. Her large, circular bed was against the wall in the bedroom, along with her dresser and vanity table.

Boxes of knickknacks, clothes, dishes and other such objects were piled all over the apartment, waiting to be unpacked.

It was funny how her whole life could be packed away in boxes and moved to a different time zone in just a short week.

She rose to her feet and crossed the small distance from the couch to the window. She hugged her arms to her chest as she leaned against the wall. "A new start," she whispered.

She pressed her forehead against the glass and let her eyes wonder across the rainy landscape of Forks, Washington.


Short and sweet! So, I know it's not much right now, but we needed the intro to get into the main story. Please read and review and let me know what you think!