Hey everybody....im happi ur reading my story n i hope u lyk it....i worked realli hard on this story so plz reveiw....pretti plz lol. its bascially dedicated to 9/11. enjoy

Chapter 1

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ~Mignon McLaughlin

6:07 AM September 11, 2001

Today was like every other day. I woke up next to the man I loved just like the day before. I stared up at my husband and ran my hands through his beautiful bronze hair. His lips pulled up at the sides letting me know that he was awake. He wrapped a arm around me and pulled me closer to him. He opened his eyes to look at me and leaned down to touch my lips with his.

"Good morning sweetheart." He said as he pulled away. I smiled and nuzzled my head into his chest sighing contently. "Do you have to go?" I asked this question everyday for the past two and a half years. I could feel him laughing under me. "Of course I have to go love. I cant just miss work for no reason." "Ill be your reason." I said hoping he would choice to stay home with me, Samuel and Lillian. Lillian is our four year old daughter and Samuel is our five year old son.

"As tempting as that sounds love I have to go. I have a huge meeting on the 105th floor today. I might get that promotion I've been hoping so bad for." he said. I knew then that there was no chance of him staying home. He'd been talking about that promotion for five months now. He wanted it so bad. I rolled over in the bed so that I wasn't facing him anymore. I felt the bed move as he sat up and put his chin on my shoulder. "Please don't be mad love. I just really want this. Maybe if I get this promotion we can get a new house like you wanted. Besides ill be back before you know it. After the meeting ill come home and have lunch with you, Sam and Lilly."

"Lilly and Sammy have school today, remember?" I said still not looking at him. "Ill come home and have lunch with you then. Then when I get out of work ill take you, Sam and Lilly out for ice cream ok love." I turned to look at him and saw in his beautiful green eyes that he really didn't want me to be mad at him so I nodded my head ok and got out the bed to start on breakfast while he went to get in the shower. About 35 minutes later Edward came into the kitchen in his suit and tie and carrying a groggy Lilly in his arms.

"Hey honey. Mommy made breakfast. Guess what she made." I said walking over to her with a plate of chocolate chip pancakes in my hands. Her face lit up as she saw them and she squealed "Yummy" as Edward sat her down at the table and gave her a fork. She began trying to rip the pancakes apart immediately. I poured her some orange juice and sat it down next to her. As Edward sat down across from her I gave him his plate of pancakes and some orange juice and Sammy came into the kitchen rubbing the sleep out of his eyes.

I grabbed a plate of pancakes and some orange juice for Sammy and put it on the table in front of him. Then I grabbed my breakfast and sat down next to Edward. He was cutting up Lilly's pancakes for her. She grabbed a piece and said "Open up daddy here comes the train." she waved her little arm in the air making train noises and put the pancake in Edwards mouth. Staring at Edward and Lilly playing at the table made me feel all warm inside. In that moment in time everything was perfect. I had a wonderful life with the people I love most in this world. In that moment I felt that everything was going to be just fine.

"Mommy can you cut my pancakes." Sammy said snapping me out of my trance. "Of course sweetie." I said picking up the knife and cutting my sons pancakes. "Guess where daddy gets to go today." Edward said swallowing his pancakes. Sammy and Lilly both said 'Where' at the same time. "Daddy gets to go to the 105th floor today." Lilly's eyes went wide and she said "Aren't you scared daddy? That's really really really really high." she said. Me and Edward let out a chuckle and he said "No daddy's not scared. The World Trade Center is very well protected. It was designed that way sweetie." her eyes went back to the normal size and she continued to stuff too big pieces of food into her small mouth.

"Daddy when are we gonna be able to see where you work?" Sammy asked. "I don't think you'll be able to son. Not till your older anyway. Dad works on the 73rd floor and mommy's scared to bring you guys up there. She's afraid of heights." Edward said glancing up at me and smiling. "I am not afraid of heights. I just panic when im to far up." I said in my defense. "Don't worry mommy. We'll protect you." Sammy said. "Yea mommy. We'll keep you safe." Lilly said with a pancake in her mouth. "You will? Then I guess I have nothing to be scared of do I?" I said. "So can we mommy. Can we go to work with Daddy. Please." Lilly said swallowing her pancake. "No sweetie not today. You have school remember. Maybe some other time, if you guys are extra good." I said looking at my daughter and son who were seated right next to each other.

"But I want to go to work with daddy." Sammy said dropping his fork. "Sammy you have school today. Maybe when you get out of school we can go visit him ok." I said in a motherly voice. He nodded in defeat. "Eat your breakfast and go get ready for school." I said picking up my plate and rinsing it off in the sink. "Im gonna head off to work." Edward said coming up behind me and wrapping his arms around my waist. I turned around and put my arms around his neck. He leaned down and kissed me passionately. I love the way he kisses me. Its like a spark of electricity running through my body and it feels amazing.

He broke the kiss all to soon and went back to the table. He picked up Lilly in one arm and Sammy in the other. "Gosh you guys are getting heavy." he said. "No daddy your just getting old." Lilly said. We all laughed and Edward gave the kids a kiss goodbye and set them back on the floor. "You guys be good for mommy. Ill see you when I get out of work ok. I love you." he said picking up his suitcase and making his way back to me. "I love you too you know. With every beat of my heart." he whispered in my ear.

"I love you too Edward. With every breathe I take." I whispered back. I wanted to stay like that forever. I wanted to stand here in his arms and never have to let go. He pulled back and kissed me again. This time when he pulled away I got this sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Almost like he wasn't supposed to be away from me today. As I stood there and watched him walk out the door, something in me wanted to yell and scream for him to come back to me.

"Mommy im done." Sammy said giving me his plate. "Ok hon, go get ready for school. And actually brush your teeth today." I yelled after him. "What about you miss Lillian. Are you done?" she nodded her head and gave me her plate. I put it in the sink and took my daughter by the hand. She jumped and bounced and skipped all the way to her room. I think she gets that from her Aunt Alice. I helped Lilly pick out what she wanted to wear today and she put it on. She picked a dress covered in large blue, ivory, and brown dots snd a blue bow. After she got it on I put a brown bow in her hair.

I helped her brush her teeth and went to go help Sammy. When I walked in his room he was fully dressed and surprisingly he matched today. He wore just a black shirt with blue jeans and black shoes. "Wow aren't you a big boy today." I said jokingly, standing in the doorway to his room. He looked up at me with those beautiful green eyes that him and Edward shared and smiled at me. "Did you brush your teeth?" I asked him. He nodded his head enthusiastically. "Ok well get your backpack and a jacket and we can go." I said turning around to go find Lilly's shoes.

I searched the closet by the front door and found the white baby doll shoes I was looking for. I put them on Lilly and zipped hers and Sammy's jackets up and grabbed my keys off the key rack by the door. "Mommy aren't you gonna where a jacket?" Lilly said. I smiled at her and grabbed my jacket off the chair it was laying on and put it on. I strapped the kids into my Chevy Traverse that Id gotten after me and Edward were married when we were 18.

I drove the few short blocks to the school and walked the kids to the door. I gave them each a kiss and a hug and after failing to put Sammy's brown untidy hair down I finally left. When I got back to my house I found that the door was already unlocked. I walked in and was immediately greeted by Alice, Edwards sister sitting on my couch. She's a short little women with too much energy. "Hey Bella." she said as I walked through the door. "Hey...Alice. How'd you get in?" I asked. "Emergency key. Edward gave it to me." she said while eating the rest of the chocolate pancakes. "Alice that's for emergencies." I said hanging my coat up in the closet and putting my keys on the key rack.

"This was an emergency. We don't have chocolate pancakes at home." she said smiling at me. I walked over to her and sat down next to her. "Where's Jasper, already at the station?" I asked. She nodded her head. Jasper is Alice's husband. They've been married for as long as Edward and I have. Jasper works at the fire station with Emmett, Alice and Edwards brother. Emmett's married to Rosalie, Jaspers twin sister and one of my best friends.

"He left right before I dropped Ashlynn off at school." she said taking another bite of the pancakes. Ashlynn is there five year old daughter. "Rose said she'll be here in a few minutes. Her and Emmett woke up late and she had to rush to get Abigail and Joshua ready for school." Abigail and Joshua are Rose and Emmett's five year old twins. We were all pregnant at the same time and the kids are only weeks apart. Sammy was born first so he has that big brother protective thing over the others. Then a week later Joshua was born and a few minutes later Abigail was here. Then a week after that Ashlynn was born. Then a year later I got pregnant with Lilly.

"What time is it?" I asked Alice. She checked the clock on her phone and said "7:36." "Ugh…I feel so tired. I think im gonna take a nap." I said slouching down on the couch. That's when Rose walked through the door. Wow. Does no one knock around here. "Hey sorry im late." she said setting her purse down. "Late? Late for what?" I asked. Alice turned to me and smiled. "Ohh pancakes." Rose said as she walked over to Alice and picked up a few pieces of pancake and put it in her mouth.

"So whats the plan for today?" Rose said sitting down. "I don't know. What is there to do?" Alice said getting up and putting her plate away. "Well I don't know about you guys but I need a shower. Let me know what you guys decide." I said getting up and walking to my room to pick out what I was going to wear today. I decided to put on a purple halter top and black skinny leg jeans hoping that Alice wouldn't complain to much about my attire.

I got into the shower and washed my hair by the time I got out it was 8:25. I dried my hair and combed it out taking in the sweet smell of strawberries. After I dried it out I let it hang freely down my back. I put some socks on knowing that it was going to take Alice forever until she decided what she wanted to do and my feet were cold. I walked back out to discover Alice and Rose watching TV on the couch. "So have you decided what you want to do today?" I asked sitting down in between Rose and Alice. They both shook there head no and continued to watch TV. I looked at the clock on the wall. It was currently 8:38.

I began to have this uneasy feeling inside me. Like I was waiting for something to happen. "Well we need to figure out what were gonna do today." I said shaking off the feeling. "Well I want to go shopping." said Alice. "Alice we went shopping yesterday." I said groaning like a baby. "Well then miss smarty pants you decide what you wanna do." "I don't know what I wanna do." I said. "Then were going shopping." "Ill figure something out though." I said too quickly. Shopping with Alice is like torture for me. Alice and Rose both began to laugh. I put a small smile on my face. I still felt like something big was about to happen.

8:46 AM : Flight 11 crashes at roughly 490 mph into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center between floors 93 and 99.

We were still arguing about what we were going to do today when Rose's phone rang. I looked at the clock yet again. It was 8:49. Me and Alice were still talking when Rose slammed her phone shut and began frantically searching for something. "Rose whats wrong?" We asked but she wouldn't say anything. "Rose what is it? Your scaring me." Alice said trying to calm Rose down. "Where's the damn remote?" Rose nearly screamed. Alice handed it to her and she quickly turned the channel. What I heard next would forever change my life.

"Yeah ... This just in. You are looking at obviously a very disturbing live shot there. That is the World Trade Center, and we have unconfirmed reports this morning that a plane has crashed into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. CNN center right now is just beginning to work on this story, obviously calling our sources and trying to figure out exactly what happened, but clearly something relatively devastating happening this morning there on the south end of the island of Manhattan. That is once again, a picture of one of the towers of the World Trade Center."

I could fell my airways closing. I was in shock and I couldn't move. My mind wasn't processing any of this. How could a plane have run into the building. All my thoughts were on Edward. He was on the 105th floor but I didn't know what building he was in. We never really talked about his jb uless it was important so I never found out whar building he was in. I felt Alice and Rose staring at me. Right now I felt nothing. It was like time had stopped and I was being sucked into some nightmare. Learning how to work my muscles I picked up my phone off the table and dialed my husbands number. I just needed to hear his voice.

"Hey you've reached Edward Cullen. I cant get to the phone right now but if you leave your name and number I will get back to you. Thank you. Have a nice day."

I pushed the end button and dialed the number again. Straight to voicemail. I dialed the number again. Nothing. I could feel the tears running down my cheeks now. The hysteria was coming. I began pushing the numbers faster. My hands were shaking. The tears were coming more frequently. All I needed was to hear his voice. That's all I wanted. Just for him to tell me he's ok and that he's not in the tower that got hit. Please God, let me hear his voice. Ill give anything just for him to speak one word to me.

8:55 (approx.): Announcements are made over the building-wide PA system by officials in the still-undamaged South Tower of the World Trade Center, reporting that the building is "secure" and that people should return to their offices. Some do not hear it; others ignore it and evacuate anyway; others congregate in common areas like the 78th floor sky lobby

"Bella. Bella calm down." Rose and Alice said to me. I was shaking now. God please let him be okay. I need him to be okay. The TV was still showing pictures of the crash. You could see the smoke and fire coming from the building. Those poor people. People were dieing right now, I just hope to God that Edward isn't one of them. I looked up at Alice and saw that she also had tears in her eyes. This was her brother. She felt the same as I did right now. I looked at Rose, she too had tears in her eyes. This was her best friend. I grabbed them both in my arms seeking comfort and wanting to give it also.

I pulled back only to ask Rose who called her. "It was Emmett. There headed over there now." she said looking at Alice. "What do you mean there headed over there? Cant they see that a plane has just ran into the building. Why are they going over there?" Alice said, fresh tears running down her cheeks. "Emmett said there going to help." Rose said, new tears spilling down her cheeks as well. "You mean they have to go in there?" Alice practically screamed. Her small body began to shake with sobs. Me and Rose held onto her even tighter.

I couldn't believe what was happening. All three of us could lose our husbands today. This moment was surreal. We kept the TV on wanting to know everything that went on. Every channel we turned to had a picture of the burning building. Then something happened that made my whole world turn upside down.

9:03: Flight 175 crashes at about 590 mph (950 km/h) into the south face of the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center, banked between floors 78 and 85.

I felt my heart jump out of my chest and run away as fast as it could. Now there was more possibility that Edward was hurt. Something was going on here. How could two planes hit the towers. What the hell was happening. We all broke out in uncontrollable sobs because we all knew that there was a possibility that our husbands were in one of those buildings.

I got up and paced the floor of my house. They were playing another clip of the plane smashing into the second tower. The sobs in my chest were uncontrollable. They wouldn't stop. All I could think about was my husband. I cant live without him. He promised to be there forever. He has to be ok. He needs to be ok. I keep telling myself this as I paced the floor over and over again clutching my phone so tight in my hand that you could see the whites of my knuckles.

I just needed to hear his voice. Just let me here his voice. I froze when my phone rang. I looked at the caller id and sighed when it read mom. I answered and was immediately greeted by a hysteric Renee. "Mom. Calm down." I said. "Oh my gosh Bella are you ok. Did Edward go to work today? Please tell me he didn't." "Yea mom. He went." I said sadly. "Oh my God. Bella are you ok? Are the kids? I cant believe any of this. Me, Phil and your dad are catching a flight out there as soon as possible but with everything going on, it may take awhile. Honey im so sorry."

"Its ok mom. Ill see you when you get here. I love you." "I love you to baby." my mom said hanging up. I went back to pacing the floors and I nearly jumped out of my skin when Alice's phone rang. We all froze. She picked it up slowly and let out a breath as she said "Its my mom." she answered the call. "Hello?"….. "Yea mom, I cant believe it either."……. "Yea. He went to work today."…….. "Were with Bella now. Were at her house."…….. "I know mom. Its unbelievable. Mom?"…… "Emmett and Jasper went down to help…..right before the second plane hit"….silence….. "Ok mom. I love you too."

"My moms on her way." she said flipping her phone shut. We all sat there in silence. Waiting. Alice and Rose were still on the couch. I was pacing the floor still. Something on the TV caught my attention and I stopped pacing. "I am here on the scene of this horrific event and let me tell you it is chaotic. There's firefighters and ambulances everywhere. Some fire fighters are inside the buildings tending to the fires and the hurt while others are handling things out here. I am sad to say that there are unconfirmed rumors going around that this is a terrorist attack. There are planes being hijacked all over the country."

It all made sense now. All of this was intentional. People planed to kill millions today.

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