Set Me Free

Chapter 1- Escaping

My name is Bella Swan. I'm 22 years old and a author writer. I write love stories. My best friend is Casey Hale she is 21 and she next door to me. My boyfriend's name is Edward Masen. I love him with all my heart but Edward treats me like a prize than a person. To make a long story short. Edward is abusive. He has been for the last year. I have had broken bones, bruises, and head injuries. I'm surprised I'm not dead yet.

But I will tell to much on with my story.


Bella Pov

"Edward please stop!" I screamed as he hit me yet again. I went to see Jake to give him the first copy of my new book for his girlfriend Sarah. I came home a little late and Edward was furious!

"Why were you with him today Bella?!" he yelled.

"I was just giving him a copy of my new book!" I said.

"Don't lie to me! You are not leaving me for him! Do you understand me Isabella! You are mine!" I nodded. He grabbed his keys and walked out of the door.

I ran to our master bedroom and just cried.

I honestly don't know what I did.

My phone rang I looked at it and saw it was Casey.

"You heard huh?" I asked. She could hear the screaming from next door.

"Yeah. Bella when are you going to stop this? He could kill you!" she exclaimed.

"I know! I don't know how." I cried.

"You know what. You are leaving." she said.

"Huh?" I was really confused.

"I'm coming to your house to explain. And to help the bruises." Oh yeah. Casey is a doctor.

"Ok." I said and hung up. I heard the doorbell and I went to answer it.

"Hey baby girl." she said as she hugged me gently. Avoiding the bruises.

"Ok let's look at this in the bathroom." she said.

As she examined the baseball like bruises she explained.

"Ok, I have family that lives in Florida. My parents, my brother Jasper, and my cousins Alice, Rosalie and Emmett. We can leave and you can stay with me while I study there. I will be there for about 8 ½ months."

"What about Edward?" I asked.

"Don't worry he will never find you." she said.

"Ok sure. I just want to leave him already." I said getting my duffel bag.

"That's the spirit. Hurry." she said. We got my clothes, shoes, laptop, phone, iPod, i pod charger, phone charger and other things.

I looked at the clock and it said 12:23 Edward would be back in 7 minutes.

"Hurry! Edward will be back in 7 minutes!" I said. I grabbed my stuff and jacket and we were out the door in no time.

I shut my phone off and I closed my eyes and for the first time in a year I finally got some much needed rest.

Edward's (Boo!) Pov

I had to leave to clear my head of Bella. I don't know why I do this. Bella is mine. She is not leaving me for Jacob Black. Every time I hit her I get more possessive with each passing second.

I went home to find the house dark.

She must be asleep. I will apologize to her later. I walked into our room to not see her in the bed.

"Bella?" I called. No response.

"Bella?!" I yelled with more anger.

"Isabella if you don't come out now there will be hell to pay!" I yelled. Still no response.

I called Jacob Black in case she has her.

"What?" he growled. I knew he didn't like me because of what I do to Bella. She tells him everything.

"Is Bella with you?" I asked.

"What's it to you?" he asked.

"Is she there or not?" I said with annoyance.

"No. even if she was I wouldn't tell you. You treat her like crap anyway. So why should I?" He said with anger. Apparently it was a rhetorical question because he hung up. Asshole.

I tried Bella's cell but it reached voice mail.

When I find Bella. There will be lots of hell to pay. She can count on it.


2 days later.

I woke up to be at a rather large house.

"Where are we?" I asked rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

"We are in Pensacola Florida. And we are at my parent's house." She said.

"Do they know?" I asked.

"I'm sorry Bella but yeah. I told while you were asleep. They totally understand." she said.

We walked up the stair case as Casey knocks on the door. Tall giant man comes to the door.

"Casey!" he yelled. He picks her up in a bear hug.

"Emmett put Casey down!" I heard a voice. Then I saw a very beautiful woman. She had a supermodel like body, long flowing blond hair and crystal blue eyes. She looks like the cover of a vanity fair magazine.

"Emmett, Rosalie this is Bella." Casey said.

"Hi Bella!" Emmett said and picks me up in a bear hug. I winced. The bruises still hurt.

"Emmett she had bruises put her down they might still hurt!" Rosalie said with authority.

"Sorry Bella. I forgot." Emmett said.

"So where is Jasper?" Casey asked.

"He is upstairs cleaning his room. I swear the boy had OCD." Emmett laughed. We all did eventually.

We walked in and we saw a happy looking couple. The man was very handsome. I must be assuming its her dad.

"Mom, dad this is Bella."Casey said.

"Hi dear my name is Esme and this is Carlisle. We are both sorry for what has happened to you." Esme said motherly.

"Thank you that means a lot." I said.

"So where am I staying?" Casey asked.


2 ½ hours later.

We moved everything into our rooms. I already felt content here. I am suddenly more at peace.

I grabbed my laptop to email my mom.

"Hi mom! I know you are wondering where the hell I am so just so you know I am in Florida with Casey. You know about Edward's abusing so please don't tell him where I am. He will find me and I might be dead. Well I got to go. Love you lots Bella."

I closed the laptop and I heard a knock.

"Who is it?" I asked. The door opened and I gasped.

"Hi. My name is Jasper Hale. I am Casey's older brother." Oh my god. His voice is so seductive. It had a southern drawl to it.

"Yes! Hi I am Bella." I said. We shook hands.

"So I heard about you. I'm sorry." he said,

"It's ok. It still hurts though." I said.

"So tell me about yourself Bella." he said.

"Ok. My name is really Isabella Marie Swan. I am 22 years old and I was born in Phoenix Arizona. I moved to Forks when I was 16 to live with my dad." I said.

"Nice." he said.

"Your turn." I said.

"Ok. My name is Jasper Whitlock Hale. I am 23 years old. I was born in Dallas Texas. I moved to Florida when I was 18." he said.

"Wow that's better than mine." I laughed.

I then noticed that our hands were still together.

We both blushed and removed our hands.

Wow he was adorable when he blushes. We talked for awhile and we got to know each other more. I knew we were going to be the best of friends. I hope Edward doesn't find me or it's bye bye Bella.

Edward's Pov

It's been 2 fuckin days! I have left txt messages, voice mails. I called her mom and she said she doesn't know where she was. I called all of her friends. They said they knew they just wouldn't tell me because well they hate me. Everybody that knows Bella hates me. I couldn't confront her friends because they went to Europe. I will find Bella and she will be beaten so hard she probably won't be able to walk.

Bella's Pov

We went downstairs to eat dinner. Jasper went to the bathroom when everyone got their plate. When Emmett got his plate he took the rest of the chicken. We all laughed. He must have a big appetite.

"Greedy." Rosalie said. Casey and I laughed.

"Hey! Eating 4 pieces of chicken is not greedy!" he said. I rolled my eyes. Jasper came back and we snickered,

"What?" he asked. We shook our heads. He looked in the bowl when the chicken was at and we all busted out laughing.

"Emmett you greedy ass!" Jasper yelled. Casey and I laughed so hard we were red in the face.

We heard the door close and a pixie like girl came in with tons of shopping bags.

"Alice mom and dad are going to kill you on that credit card bill." Emmett joked.

"Whatever." she looked at me.

"Hi! I'm Alice!" she was so hyper.

"Hi! I'm Bella." I said. She hugged me gently.

"See Emmett that is how you give a hug." Casey said.

"Shut up Casey" Emmett laughed.

"I can't believe Emmett ate all of the chicken." Jasper whined. I giggled.

"Here Jasper you can have a piece of mine." I said handing him a drum leg.

"See she cares." Jasper gloated.

"Whatever." everyone said. Esme came in and was shocked.

"Emmett you know that everyone was suppose to have 2 pieces of fried chicken!" she exclaimed.

"Yeah and Jasper didn't get any but Bella was nice enough to give Bella a piece." Casey said. I smiled to Jasper and he winked at me.

"That was very nice of you Bella." Esme said.

"Emmett no video games for 2 weeks." Esme said.

"AWWWWWWW!!!" Emmett whined. We all laughed. Everyone went their separate ways and Jasper and I went to my room to watch South Park where we fell asleep in each other's arms.