Disclaimer; I DO NOT own any characters in this story.
Credits go to Stephenie Meyer, Twilight.
Okay so everyone;
this is my FIRST fanfiction.
So um.. yeah i tried.
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Please and Thank you.
I woke up this morning; not wanting to open my eyes, and not wanting to get up. I slightly opened one eye and remembered that Charlie was working today. I closed my eyes again and smiled to myself.
I yawned and stretched my arms and legs for about half a second until I realized how much pain I was in and whimpered. I crunched up into a ball and stayed like that for about 5 minutes.
I tried to let sleep take over me again but I knew I was fully awake. I sighed and decided I should probably get up. I sat up slowly and winced from feeling the pain in my legs.
I stood up, went into the bathroom, and closed the door. I looked into the full length mirror and noticed I had a black eye. How am I going to hide this from Edward? What's gonna be my excuse this time? I started crying because I knew I made a mistake moving here in Forks. I should've stayed with my mom.
Renee doesn't know what's happening though. She doesn't know that Charlie hits me. I can't let her know. She'll go crazy, and I don't want to add on more stress for her. Renee's been having some problems with Phil. They've been arguing for a while, but hopefully they can work it out because it's really hurting her. I know this because she told me. She tells me everything. And I tell her everything. Well, except for this of course.
Edward obviously doesn't know this either. I don't wanna tell him because I really don't know how he'd react. Every new bruise I get, I find an excuse. It's hard for me to lie to Edward. Really hard. But it's for the best. I know if Edward found out, he would do something about it. I know that. And that's part of the reason why I love him. He does anything and everything for me.
He's out hunting this week so I'm alone. I feel so empty without him. I'm also scared. I feel so much safer with him around. Even though he has no idea what's going on. If Charlie would do something over the edge, and I would end up lying on the floor, possibly dead, or dying, Edward would soon find out. But he wouldn't be able to. At least not this week. Hopefully Charlie wont go that far.
All of this non-sense with Charlie started when we were arguing one day. We never really argued, but this one got ugly. He was yelling at me and I was yelling right back at him. His face got beat red and he said something so heart breaking to me, I was speechless. I felt shocked, hurt and betrayed all at the same time. My own father.
The words repeated in my head, yet again. "YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M TIRED OF THIS! YOUR JUST A STUPID LITTLE BITCH AND YOU CAN BURN IN HELL!" I would have never imagined those words coming out of his mouth.
After that, he started verbally abusing me time and time again. He would always curse at me and call me horrible names. I would argue back sometimes, but it really gets old.. arguing 24/7. After about two months of arguing I had threatened him of moving in with Edward.
"I cant take this anymore! Im moving in with Edward and nothing you can do will change my mind!"
After saying that, he looked at me with the saddest eyes. "Bella…" he said softly, "Im so sorry. Really, please, don't leave. I'll change. I'll be a good father."
One tear. That was all it took. One tear left his eye and I was totally convinced to stay. I felt so bad. I smiled a small smile and tears starting streaming down my face. Change? He was going to change? I couldn't believe it. Why didn't I think of this before?
"Dad." I walked over to his open arms and hugged him. When I let go and looked at him, I was terrified. His face looked like he was ready to kill someone. I started backing away. He grabbed my arm and slapped me so hard in the face I stumbled backwards. That was the last thing I expected him to ever do to me. I was appalled. My hand instinctively went to my cheek.
"You think you're gonna leave? I don't think so. You're not going anywhere. Do you hear me?" he said through his teeth.
I gulped silently and sobbed; tears coming down my face non-stop.
"I said, DO.. YOU.. HEAR.. ME?!" he yelled the words slowly as if I didn't understand.
I nodded my head once, still sobbing.
He stomped out of the house and I couldn't move. All I could do was sit there and cry.. and cry.. and cry. Once it felt like hours went by and I couldn't get anymore tears out, I got up and walked upstairs. I went in my room, slammed the door shut, locked it, and threw myself on the bed.
Without thinking, I took out my phone and called Edward. It only took one ring.
"Love?" Edward's beautiful velvet voice answered on the other end. I instantly started crying again and Edward started to panic, "Bella, what's going on? Are you alright?"
My eyes widened when I realized what I was doing. I cant tell Edward that Charlie hit me! I laughed a fake, shaky laugh. "Oh Edward, nothing big happened. I.. fell.. down the steps and bumped my head. I have no idea why I called you," I faked another laugh.
He sensed something was wrong. "Bella, would you like me to come over?"
"No, no, Edward. Finish spending your time with your family. Im fine, really."
He didn't sound convinced, "No Bella, I've had enough time with my family. I'm going over there now."
Great, me and my big mouth. Part of me felt like screaming into the pillow for being such and idiot. But another part of me wanted to smile because I was going to see Edward. "Kay," I said. Then we hung up.
I laid my head on the pillow and waited. What felt like an hour later, but was probably only 5 minutes, I heard the window open. By the time I lifted my head up expecting to see my Edward come in through the window, he was already laying on the bed, facing me, with his arms wrapped around me. I grinned and kissed him softly. He stiffened and pulled away quickly.
"Bella.." his faced looked worried and confused.
"What's wrong Edward?" I asked, feeling extremely hurt. He never pulled away like this, what's the matter with him? His eyes were locked on my mouth. I had no idea what was going on so I tried to shrug it off. "What? Something stuck in my teeth?" I joked. I poked my lips out to get another kiss from him. Instead, he sat up and didn't say a word.
Frustrated, I sighed and went to the bathroom. Once I looked in the mirror, I saw that there was a drop of dry blood in the corner of my mouth. Ugh! Could this get any worse? Why didn't I think to look at my face before?! I turned on the water in the sink and washed my mouth. When i was finished, I stepped slowly out of the bathroom.
"Sorry…" I mumbled. I sat back on the bed next to Edward.
"Bella.. what happened?"
"I told you Edward. I fell down the stairs." I hoped my lie sounded convincing enough.
Edward looked at me, and then chuckled. "What was it you tripped over this time?" he asked.
I smiled and answered, "My feet." I do have a record of tripping over nothing but my own feet so I knew that lie was pretty convincing.
Edward laughed and kissed me once. "I love you."
When he said that, I'm not sure why, but it broke my heart. I wasn't use to lying to him, but I have a feeling it's going to be happening a lot lately.
(End of Flashback.]
I shuddered at the thought of having to see Charlie's face again. I can't even leave the house. That's one of Charlie's rules. I mean, I could easily walk out the front door right now. But the risk of getting caught is too high. I'm too scared to even open the front door without thinking he might come home early and see me.
I shook my head. Maybe I should just relax and watch TV. I went downstairs and sat on the couch. I turned the TV on and saw that "The Notebook" was on. I sighed, then smiled. This is one of my favorite movies. It's so sweet.
After about 30 minutes into the movie, I felt my eyelids getting heavy. I tried to keep my eyes open. Hmm.. a commercial. I'll just close my eyes for two minutes, just until the movie comes back on.
I jumped up and gasped when I heard the front door slam shut. I got up to my feet and panicked. Oh no. I fell asleep. I didn't make Charlie dinner yet!
Charlie walked in and looked at me. He went over to the kitchen. I was frozen. I couldn't move. My stomach was tied into a knot as I stood there and watched him.
"What is this some kind of joke?!" My heart skipped a beat when Charlie yelled.
"I-Im sorry Charlie." I stuttered, "I over slept, but I'll start making you food right now."
He looked angry, "CHARLIE?!"
What the hell? Did he expect me to still call him dad after everything he's done to me?! No.. HELL NO. That's not happening.
He walked over to me, "You wanna change that mistake before I make you regret you even said it?"
No.. "Yes," I said.
"Well.. Go 'head. Im waiting."
After about 30 seconds of just looking at him I gritted my teeth and said, "I'm sorry, Dad."
He laughed humorlessly and shook his head. He started unbuckling his belt. My eyes grew wide and my breathing sped. "No, please," I whispered, barely audible. Tears started welling up in my eyes and my vision started clouding up.
"Shoulda' cooked dinner Bella. You know how hungry I am when I get back from work." He wrapped half of the belt around his hand. The first thing I could think of was to run. But my feet wouldn't let me.
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