A/N: Hey guys. I know its been like a month, but gosh i forgot how little time there is in a day once school starts!!! man i swear its like theres only 5 hours in a day!!! anyway, i cant believe i didnt put this chpt up sooner cuz its been done FOREVER!!! i no im rlly stupid!!!!! well, here u go...enjoy!!

"Bella? I thought you said your dad already knew where you were."

I didn't even answer. I just ran.

I ran to the first room I knew had a lock-which was the bathroom. I locked the door and fell to the floor crying. He was going to find me and kill me. What if someone saw me today at the beach and called amber alert?

More importantly, what would the Cullen's think of me? They had no idea, but they probably hated me. I had to get out of here. Find somewhere else far away.

Leave it all behind-Alice, this home, the fun I could've had, Edward…

And that thought made me stop in my tracks. I couldn't bear to leave Edward. I had only known him a few hours, but I was already falling for him. I could manage everything else, but not Edward. He was everything I want in a guy and more.

"Bella, open up. Let's talk. What's wrong?"

I don't know what made me do it-I had decided to never talk to her again- but something made me get up and unlock the door.

"Bella?" Alice asked.


"I thought you said your dad knew where you were."

I sighed. I might as well tell her now before I leave. "My dad," I said with disgust, "has been abusing me ever since my mom left him. It's been six years, and it hasn't gotten any better. I finally got away the night you found me. My car had broken down and I had nothing left to eat or drink.

"When you took me in, I felt like I was starting a new life. I guess I'll just have to get a new new life."

"Oh Bella I had no idea! Why didn't you tell me? My family could've hidden you! But instead, you went out in public with us today! Oh, this cannot be good."

"Thanks for all your help the last couple of hours Alice. You've been a really big help, but I think I should leave now." I turned around, and started marching to the stairs near the door.

"Bella! Wait!"

"No. Thanks Alice, but this is goodbye." I said with out even turning around.

Of course, my Bella-ness kicked in and just as I was about to make my dramatic exit, I tripped on my shoelace and fell down the entire flight of stairs.

A/N: Poor Bella. Her tendency to fall always gets the best of her. Question Time!!!

1. Should Bella stay or go?

2. Should Edward be all sensitive about it, or turn his back on her for lying?

I know this was a short chpt, but I didn't want it to be too long either.