Disclaimer: It all belongs to S. Meyer.
A/N: I thought this might be an interesting idea and I have a couple of other stories I'm working on, but have writer's block so I thought I'd start a new story. Let me know what you all think. Will try to update it soon----jaymelynn
The old train came to a lurching stop in front of the train station. I had decided I would rather take the train trip to Olympia, Washington from L.A. in California. My family drove with the movers. I wanted to be far away from them for everything in the world. This move was against everything I wanted. Just because my dad got a new job didn't mean he had the right to uproot our family to move across the west coast. I was livid the night they told us. My brother Joey who is 18 was excited to get a fresh start out of the big city. I though on the other hand didn't want to leave everything I knew to start in the midst of my junior year of high school.
I guess my dad didn't have the choice to say 'no' to his boss, but he could have let us stayed until we had a break. Now I had to face the sadness of my family that I caused because I was being selfish as my brother stated before I got on the train. My dad was the only one waiting for me as I got off the train. He smiled when he saw me.
"Well was it a good trip for you!" he sincerely asked me as I carried my overnight bag and he held my book bag.
"It was okay!" I said trying to sound okay. It really was a lonely trip by myself. What else should I have said 'oh it was horrid' no I had to stand stronger. We both got into a cab as the cab driver pulled away from the curb. The drive to our new house seemed to take forever due to the awkward silence between the two of us. I mean dad didn't say anything and neither did I.
The driver pulled up to a really nice two story house at looked like it just popped up out of a remodeled home magazine. It was amazingly perfect. There was even a white picked fence surrounding the front yard going toward the back of the house. There were really pretty flowers in window sills laid upon the front windows of the house. I could see my mom's shadow in the kitchen window. I jumped out of the cab leaving my dad dumbfounded as I ran for the front door, before I could open it my mom was there holding out her arms. I was glad I was safe and home.
It's been a coupe of weeks since we moved, high school was boring they were barely covering the things I learned back home. I wasn't being challenged at all in any of my classes. I took to reading my worn out copies of my favorite books and even searching for new material on the internet. As a welcome home gift my parents bought me a new laptop thinking it was time I had one. Joey and I had been sharing an old beat up computer for the last seven years. I was thankful for the up grade.
I was unpacked but had some boxes of old things that needed to be put down in the basement. Of course I was all alone at the moment, but I wanted to get the things out of my room so I trudged down the stairs from my room to the kitchen. I opened up the basement door and flicked on the lights. I wasn't about to go down in the dark. I picked up my boxes and made my way into the basement.
It was a fairly large space with several windows high up the walls letting small rays of light to illuminate the pretty dark room. My dad had turned part of the huge space into an office for him, while my mom even set up a small portion of the space up for the family workout machines. The fourth of the basement left was behind the stairs which was were the storage would be. I was told this was better because the Tupperware storage boxes couldn't be seen under here. I laughed at the thought that anyone would actually come down here for anything. I placed my boxes beside ones marked with 'Christmas decorations.' I noticed a small bookshelf behind some of the boxes of my brothers. There were four hardcover books lying alone on the shelf. I was always up for some new reading material so I picked them up and headed up to the kitchen for a snack.
After getting some apple juice and crackers I finally made my way up to my room. I looked the well worn out books over. I noticed someone spent a lot of time reading these books because the spine was very worn. They were all missing dust jackets leaving only the faded black binding of the books. I read out loud the names; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. I had never heard of them before or their author a Stephanie Meyer. Before I could get settled into reading Twilight I heard a branch hit my window. I jumped up out of bed and ran to the window to look out. I could see Joey getting out of his jeep that was parked beside my parents' truck. Great I guess I would have to wait till later to start the books because I could smell dinner as they entered the house. It smelled like Chinese, boy I loved Chinese food.
For the first time since my family actually moved to Olympia we had a family meal. I enjoyed hearing the gossip about my dad's job, since it was the drastic reason why we moved in the first place. It seems that a couple of his co-workers designed a new computer system to able to talk back to the user when giving information or something. It sounded kind of cool and neat while my dad described it. My mom was enjoying her new job as a Doctor at the local hospital and Joey was currently trying to figure out which girl to take to the Spring dance, but first the girl had to ask him out.
When I had finished helping clean up the kitchen from dinner I decided it was time to take a shower and get ready for bed. I enjoyed the fact that our house had two master bedrooms and I got the second so I had my own private bath. This came in handy since my brother liked to get up late and jump into the bathroom. Luckily for me also was that mine was upstairs with the guest room so I had a lot of privacy. My parents and brother had room downstairs. My shower, brushing my teeth and combing my hair took half an hour. I had about an hour left before I would go to sleep so I picked up Twilight.
I was so caught up in the story that I forgot all about going to bed instead I kept on reading. I couldn't get enough of Bella and Edward. I mean their story was better than William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I mean don't get me wrong I enjoyed it, but mostly the updated movie with Leo and Claire. I can't stand those old and outdate movies from before color. Of no I always fall asleep during black and white movies. I didn't hear footsteps leading up the stairs or hear my door squeak as my mom entered the room.
"Why aren't you asleep?" my mom asked as I jumped from surprise not fear. I looked over at her with a half smile on my face and blushed.
"Sorry mom I must have lost track of time" I said almost in a whisper trying to hold my place in the book.
"What has you up past one in the morning?" she asked a little frantic. I looked over to the clock on my nightstand because I couldn't believe it was that late. Sure enough the clock read one twenty.
"I got caught up in this book. I accidentally lost track of time. I was only planning on reading for an hour, but got sucked into the story plot" I said quietly trying to sound
"Oh Elizabeth it's alright. I understand. I guess it's a good thing tomorrow is Saturday instead of Monday. I do though want you to put your story aside and get to sleep. Your dad and I are going shopping for your birthday on Sunday and Joey plans on going out. So if we're gone when you get up don't worry" she said taking the book from me and placing it on the nightstand and softly kissing my forehead. She moved to the door and shut the light off before heading off to bed herself.
That night I dreamed of Edward Cullen and his family. I was so fascinated by the whole human loving a vampire. I did remember the CBS show 'Moonlight' that only aired for one season. I tried to remember Mick St. John fell in love with a human girl Beth. Yeah I guess vampires could just be like us. In the show Mick had blue eyes not red ones. He even was able to walk about in the sun. I do think that he wore sunglasses most of the time. Yeah Edward was becoming more real to me every moment. Luckily for me I could become Bella in my dream and retell the story with me cozying up to my very own vampire.
My mom was right everyone was gone when I got up the next day. I was surprised that I slept in till noon. I guess staying up past midnight would do that. I quickly got up and cleaned up before heading down to get some food. I decided that since I wasn't going anywhere I would keep my pajama's on. I could lunge around in them. It was warm out so I quickly pulled on a tank top with some soccer shorts that I used when I went running. I was comfortably situated in one of our big soft recliners ready to get back to my book when the doorbell rang.
I got up and walked over to the door. I was taught not to answer the door no matter what if I was home alone. I could see it was a deliver person carrying a small package. I let my better judgment take me back to my chair and Edward. I finished Twilight and was half way done with New Moon before my family returned home. I hated the fact that Edward had left Bella, but mostly that Jacob was trying to get comfortable with her. I mean come on, Jacob was too young for her and well Edward was trying to keep her safe.
"Beth!" my dad almost shouted as he entered the study. He was carrying the small package.
"Dad! I'm not deaf" I exclaimed as I got up and went to the kitchen carrying my book. I could tell we were going to have take-out again. This time though it was Taco Bell. I really didn't like Taco Bell, but ate it when they bought it. After eating two Tacos and some cinnamon twists I dismissed myself to my room.
"Beth, I want you to get to bed early tonight, tomorrow is your sixteenth birthday. We have a big day planned for you" my mom said giving me a wink. I smiled and walked upstairs. I got ready for bed and was lying down when I decided to finish the other half of New Moon. It was almost eleven thirty by the time I finished so I quickly turned out the lights and drifted off to sleep to play Bella with Edward and his family.
I woke up early the next day dreading the fact that knowing my parents they were planning on throwing a huge party for me. I got dressed, wearing a nice flower printed sundress and some flip flops. I headed down to the kitchen to eat something when a small note caught my eye.
I hate to miss your birthday, but got called into work.
Your mom had to go in for a major car wreck. Joey
headed out to the beach with a girl named Lily or
something. We will make up your special b-day next
weekend. Enjoy you day! At least you won't have
a huge scary party. You know your mom!
Happy Birthday!!!! Love Dad
Ps. Your gift is outside, there was a set of keys lying
on the counter with a pink bow attached to them.
I quickly looked outside to see my very own car or should say jeep wrangler parked in the driveway. I got my license back home, but couldn't seriously drive because of my age. I went out the door to check out my new ride. I was excited I had always wanted a wrangler because I feel in love with the one Max Evans drove in Roswell. I looked inside to notice that it was fully loaded with GPS and even a cool Cd system, upon inspecting the jeep I could tell it was perfect in every way. Thankfully I wouldn't have to ride with Joey in the morning.
I chose not to head out for some joy riding instead I wanted to continue with my books. Since I was a fast reader and having gotten up early thinking it would be a busy day I was finished reading the third book shortly after noon. I started the last book right after getting a snack and using the bathroom. I didn't know how long I had been at the book until I heard the front door slam shut. I turned to see Joey standing in the hallway with some girl I hoped was Lily. I got up and introduced myself and luckily it was Lily. I chose to head up to my room to finish up reading and to get cleaned up. I finished Breaking Dawn shortly after ten. I heard the front door open and my name called.
My mom and dad were standing in the kitchen holding a small cake with the words 'Happy Birthday' written on it. I smiled as they started to sing the familiar song and tell me to make a wish. I thought long and hard before thinking in my head. I wish my life could be more interesting like in Stephanie Meyers' world of Twilight. Then I blew out the candles and ate some cake and ice cream before getting some more gifts. My parents got me some gift cards to different stores as well as a hefty gas card to pay for gas. I also got some clothes for relatives and more gift cards. I even opened the small parcel that I had gotten the day before, inside of it was a small charm bracelet with different gems dangling down from it. I knew this was from my friend Alexis back in L.A. I had pointed it out to here once when we were shopping. I even went back to get it but it was gone.
It was nearly midnight before I got upstairs to re-brush my teeth and get ready for school the next day. I placed the gift cards in my purse and put all the Twilight books in my bag. I told one of the girls at school about them and told her once I read them I'd let her borrow them. I even put my laptop and cord ion my bag along with my binder. I slept peacefully all night dreaming of Forks Washington and my favorite fictional family. I got up and ready for the school day. I was in a hurry so I didn't notice that all of my family was already gone or so I thought. I headed to my wrangler and made it to school just in time to head to the office to turn in some paper work for getting a car pass to park in the student parking lot.
The office looked a little different when I opened the door and headed in. There was an older lady behind the desk.
"Hello dear! My name is Mrs. Cope and welcome to Forks High School" the lady whispered before I passed out.