Hi guys! This is my first Twilight All-Human fanfic. Please enjoy!
None of these characters are mine, they are Stephanie Meyers. =(
Forks High School – Graduation Day
I sat in the cafeteria with my friends, all twelve of us dressed in our dresses and suits. Rose looked absolutely stunning in a deep purple gown, showing off the curves she'd developed over the years I'd known her, her golden blonde hair loose in smooth waves down her back. Alice looked like the beautiful, sweet and mischievous little pixie that she was in her turquoise knee length dress. Tanya and Leah were both equally stunning in their gowns, while the boys were dressed to the nines in tuxedos.
"So, when are you going to talk about it?" Seth brought up the subject from the table behind me. I simply smiled at him, really not wanting to go into the subject.
Charlie, my dad, also a police chief, had been transferred here a few years ago and since he was my only parent I travelled with him. In all the places Charlie had taken me, never had I met such wonderful people like the ones before me. I still thanked my lucky star every night that I was given such amazing friends like the ones I'd made. However it was almost like I knew it was too good to be true. Charlie was being transferred again, and I had to go with him.
"Bella, sweetie, you can't keep it bottled up it's not healthy," I looked across the table to Leah and smiled, I could feel my smile faltering at the look of misery I was getting from Quil and Embry. I didn't want to look around for fear that the same look was reflected on my other friend's faces.
"You guys had better sign my yearbook," I smiled weakly again, pulling out my yearbook. Big mistake. Once I opened it there were pictures everywhere of us girls together, the guys posing, all of us together.
The one that really got to me was the one of me and Jacob in front of my locker. He had me in one of his famous bear hugs, easily lifting me up in the air. It almost looked like we were a couple, almost. He was like my big brother, like the guys were. But Jacob was so much more than that to me.
"Bella, you know we'll keep in touch with you. Once you're one of us there's no way out," she grinned as Jasper hugged her from behind.
"By the way, when was the last time you ate?" I heard the reprimanding tone in Edward's voice. I looked down really not wanting them to see just how upset I was by all of this.
"So how about all this sun huh?" was all I could get out. I winced at the exasperated tones and angry looks.
"Bella! You already look like the walking dead, you're so pale. You need to eat something," I blushed at Quil's comment and grinned.
"What are you talking about? I'm always this pale,"
"Bella," Jacob's warning tone was heard from directly behind me. I didn't want to look back. He was the only person I didn't think I would be able to let go of for who knows how long.
"Here Bella, you need this more than I do," Rose pulled a muffin out of her bag and put it in front of me.
"You're such a mom," I smiled at her, she hugged me and urged me to eat but I felt like was going to heave. The scent of the muffin threw me off, I was so not okay with this.
I felt it, first one tear, then another, and another. I wiped them away quickly hoping no one had seen it.
"Bella?" Alice's sweet voice was right near me. I tried to use my hair as a shield to hide my face, but she pulled it away from me and gasped. "Oh sweetie, it'll be okay. I promise," she pulled me close against her chest and rocked back and forth as I continued to fight my losing battle.
"Pass her over," Jacob's voice was slightly playful but very serious. It was always a joke amongst the guys since they could just pick me up with one arm and pass me over like a Bella doll onto the next person. Next to Alice I was the smallest one and lightest one.
"Come here Bells," Jake tucked me in his lap and brushed the hair from face and placed a gentle kiss on my forehead.
That did it. I couldn't stop the torrent of tears that followed his sweet gesture. I cried and cried for what seemed like hours at the fact that I was going to lose the best friends I'd ever had. They were my family, my everything.
I felt his arms tighten around me as he rocked back and forth.
"She really should eat something. It'll be better once she has food in her stomach," I shook my head at Jasper's comment and pressed my face further into Jacob's chest.
"Jasper's right Bells. You need to eat," I looked up at him, feeling my heart break that much more at his beautiful sad smile and nodded. The last thing I wanted to do was make my friends worry. I had to try my best to put on a strong face no matter how hard it was.
I sat up in Jake's lap and reached for a piece of Rose's muffin and ate it slowly. I really did start to feel better once it settled in my stomach, but it would never fill up the hole that was slowly making its way through my heart.
I looked up and blushed at Leah's grin.
"What?" I could feel Jake's arms tighten slightly around me but didn't think anything of it.
"You two have to get together. Both of scream sexual frustration!" I blushed at the deep chuckles and looked back at Jacob and laughed at the look on his face. Like Leah had grown an extra head.
"We so do not scream sexual frustration. We scream 'shut up!' at your crazy assumptions," I laughed at Jake's comment, leaning back into the warmth of his tux jacket.
"Uh huh," Leah raised an eyebrow at us and I tried my best not to laugh. "Come on! The two of you are always together,"
"We're with you too. Should I jump your bones since I see you almost every day?" I blushed right away at my comment.
"I would pay a lot of money to see that," I smacked Emmett's arm which set him off into a roar of laughter. More so when I felt my blush turn a deep red.
"Seriously though, you guys need to get together or something. It's making me frustrated!" I looked at her incredulously. "Really it is. Quil is looking appealing for crying out loud!"
"Hey!" Quil, who was next to Leah looked at her with a mock hurt look but deep down we all knew they felt something for each other. But like Jake and I they weren't ready to admit it yet.
I sat up at those words as they raced through my head. Weren't ready yet. I seriously hadn't put any thought to anything being there in the first place. I relaxed when I realized it really wasn't something I should be worried about.
"You know, I don't know what hurts more, leaving here in a week or not knowing when I'll be able to come back." I leaned back into Jake, smiling when he tightened his arms around me. I swear it was like he could read me like an open book.
"Bells," Embry reached across and put one of his big hands over mine and smiled gently. "Don't do this to yourself,"
"Do you honestly think we'd let you get away?" I smiled at Edward's comment.
"You're not getting rid of us that easily," I smiled sadly at Seth's words.
"I wish I could stay. I wish Charlie would just stay here permanently,"
"We do too Bella, trust me we do too, but that's not always how things work," I looked up at Tanya's words and smiled.
"You know I'll miss you guys, a lot. I seriously don't know what I'll do once you're all gone," my voice fell to a whisper at the last part. I really didn't know what I was going to do with myself without them. They were my world.
"You're going to live Bella," Emmett's voice surprised me. I looked up into his intense gaze and suddenly felt the strength I'd been looking for. They always managed to do that to me, make feel like so much more than I really was.
"You're going to live and maybe even start a family," I thought I felt Jacob tensed but thought nothing of it as his arms relaxed right away. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Seth retrieving his arm from Jacob and frowned. What was going on?
"You're right, I will live my life to the fullest, but I promise one thing though," I hugged Jacob's arms closer to me, loving the strength he seemed to pass on to me with just a touch. "I promise to come back. I don't care how long it takes, I will come back,"
Five years later
I picked up my cell phone, thanking my lucky stars that I my cell phone was password protected as looked through my phone book and pressed 'dial' once I found the number I needed.
"Hello?" that voice, that sweet voice. I smiled through my tears; I had to keep my composure. I didn't want to make her panic
"Yes, who's sp-" that's when it hit me, "Bella?" I could hear some commotion in the background and grinned when I recognized some of the deep voices.
"Yeah it's me," I smiled, finally happy. After five long years of pain I was finally happy.
"Oh my God BELLA!! I missed you so much!" I pulled the phone away from my ear, wincing at her high pitched squeal. Some things never change.
"I know, I'm sorry. I'll tell you all about it when I come down," I hushed my voice, I didn't want to wake Alexa and I knew James would be home any minute now.
"You'd better I can – Wait a minute, you're coming here?! Really!!" I pulled the phone away from my ear again but smiled. I wouldn't want Alice any other way.
"Yeah Alice, I'm coming home," I smiled at the sound of those words, liking the sound of them more and more as I repeated them in my head.
"I can't wait 'til you come back. Call me. I'll meet you at the airport," I could hear some of the excitement in the back and knew she'd most likely would not be alone at the airport. I smiled at the prospect of seeing all my friends. But there was something I had to tell her, but I wasn't quite sure how to bring it up.
"Okay. Um Alice?" I frowned and rubbed my temple with the palm of my hand.
"I, um, I have something to tell you, well more like show you. I hope you guys won't think less of me," I tried to hold back the tears but failed miserably. I could tell she heard at the sound of the small gasp I heard on the other end.
"Why would any of us think less of you? Whatever it is, trust me, we're all here for you. Just get your skinny ass back here," I heard a deep chuckle and knew automatically that it was Emmett.
"Alright Alice. I'm leaving first thing in the morning. I should be there by early afternoon," I took out my plane tickets and looked at my landing time to make sure.
"I'll so be there. Don't be surprised though if I'm not the only one," I smiled at that.
"I figured as much,"
"See you soon Bella,"
"See you Alice," I hung up the phone just as I heard the front door open and slam shut. I looked back that the sleeping shape of my daughter and picked up the nearest blunt object I could find. Alexa and I were getting out of here if it was the last thing I did. My child deserved a chance at a happy life, so did I.
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