Hey everybody so like you can see, I have re-posted chapter 1.
I have done so because the other Chapter 1. was not BETA-ed but this one is.
BTW. I'd like to thank my BETA .Winchester , without her this chapter wouldn't be as awesome as it is.
Chapter 1: Promises
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KPoV (Kim) – Chapter 1: Promises
I sat on the over-used love seat in my living room, curled up in Jared's arms whilst the Pack, my parents and I watched The Dark Night, a recently released movie. I snuggled deeper into my love's arms and sighed contently as he wrapped his arm tighter around me and placed a searing kiss on the top of my head.
The movie was getting to the part the Joker was forcing a Batman-wannabe to say his last words, when my phone rang, blasting out Daddy Yankee's 'Gasolina'.
I fished the Sony Ericsson out of my pocket and flipped the cover open, not bothering with the Caller ID, and put it on loudspeaker, "What?" I snapped into the phone, "I'm spending some quality time with my friends and family right now and I honestly have no time for petty interruptions."
"Easy there, Kim," teased Paul, chuckling lightly, "that time of the month again?" he asked. I glared at him, my eyes narrowing; he is always such a jerk!
"Nice to talk to you, too, my dear Lace." an eerily familiar voice chimed, its sound soothing, "But I guess if you don't want to talk to me…" the voice trailed off.
Then realization hit – the voice… the familiar comfort that I felt when I heard it… Lace, "Bells! Oh, God, I've missed you so much!" I shouted into the phone, not bothering to hide my excitement. But then I got mad, red spots clouding my vision, "What kind of older sister are you? Not even checking up on me in the… what… four years you've been gone?"
The Pack looked confused, but my parents looked downright horrified for some reason, "Kimberly-Anne Lace Lee, you hang up that phone now!" my mother, Anne, shouted
"What are you afraid of, mother dearest?" Bella's mocking voice rang through the phone clearly, "Are you afraid that I will reveal all your dirty, little secrets of which you've worked so hard to hide from my dear Lace?" she questioned, her captivating soprano voice as lovely as ever.
"What secrets?" I asked, looking towards my parents.
"Do you still trust me, Kimmy-Bear?" my sister asked, using one of her child-hood nicknames for me.
"With my life," I replied strongly, though slightly hurt; how could she think that I didn't?
"Well, sweetie, just wait… I promise that you'll find out soon," she stopped and her voice became pleading, "and honey; please, please, please promise me that you'll sleep over at your boyfriend's house tonight, and not with your parents."
"Why? And how do you know I have a boyfriend?" I asked.
"Lace, someone as gorgeous as you has to have a gorgeous, amazing boyfriend." She said, and I could hear the pride wafting through the phone, "And I promise; I'll tell you later, but you have to promise me first." She said.
"I promise," I said, completely trusting my sister, "just… I just want to know where you've been, Cookie Monster." I said, "Why did you run away from home? Why did you leave without me?" I asked in a small, timid voice.
"Oh, sweetie, I didn't run away." Bella said, sounding exasperated, "Is that what they told you?! I was… sent… away by them," she said.
"Who are 'Them'?" I asked.
"Anne and Jeffry." Bella said in a cold, hateful voice.
"Mum and dad?" I asked, my eyebrows knitting in confusion.
"Don't listen to her, Kim," my father said, his expression pleading.
"We love you, honey!" my mother shouted
"Oh, for fuck's sake!" Bella shouted, "I need a fucking smoke, or a double vodka shot or something to hit!" she muttered. "Look, honey, I'm coming to get you. I'll be at Jared's house tomorrow at three o' clock sharp… and I already know the address."
"You're coming?!" I squealed, and then it hit me, "Wait, how do you know Jared's name and his address?"
"My people," she said simply, as if that said everything.
"Your people?" I asked, repeating what she had said, "Do I even want to know?" I asked.
"No, sweetheart." She laughed, "See you tomorrow, honey," she paused, "I promise."
"You promise?" I asked.
"I promise," she repeated, "and you know I keep my promises, come Hell or my period." She said with a short, melodious laugh.
"Oh, I remember." I said seriously, "Remember the 'if you say that again, I promise that I'll eat a straw-hat'?" I asked.
"Yeah, I ended up with a straw-hat in my stomach." She said, and we both burst out laughing.
"Bye, Lace," she said once we sobered, "oh, and Anne, Jeffry… you won't be able to hit your way out of this because this time… I'll hit back. Hard… very, very hard and when you least expect it. Trust me." And just like that she hung up, leaving me confused and slightly scared.
I looked up to see everyone staring, "You didn't mean it when you promised and said that you trusted her with your life, did you?" my father asked, his voice filled with hostility.
"Of course I meant it." I said honestly.
"Do you mean to say that you actually trust that good for nothing bitch that ran away from home and abandoned us all? She's probably a prostitute, Kim. She's a liar and whore who probably sells her body for drugs and money… but at least she's good for something." My mother – no, Anne – ranted. My eyes started to water and traitor tears fell down my face. Jared pulled me tighter against his body and whispered sweet nothings to me as Anne continued her rant, "Will you seriously chose the whore over us… your family?"
"I trust her more than I trust my mother and father," I said in a cold tone, "and I sure as Hell respect her more than I respect you." I said as sobs racked my body.
"We're leaving," Jeffry said, grabbing both Anne's and my hand.
I pulled my hand free from his grasp and said, "I'm staying."
"Fine, be the bitch that you are." Jeffry spat, walking out the door.
As soon as the door slammed shut, I turned my head towards Jared and buried it in his muscular chest, inhaling his scent as he comforted me.
Hoped you liked that one.
Once again this chapter was BETA-ed by .Winchester