Chapter 1: The Environs
He left. He left me. Me.
"We're leaving," Edward said.
"We're leaving Bella," he said again.
"I understand. When are we leaving?" I asked.
"When I say 'we' – " I cut him off.
"You and you're family," I said emotionless.
"Well, then. I guess I never was a part of your family," I said.
"No, that's not it Bella. We aren't aging and people are starting to notice," he explained.
"Then why can't I come?" I challenged.
"Because…. because you're right. You aren't good enough for me," he said in a tone that I've never heard him use before.
"You don't want me anymore?" I choked on my words.
"That changes things," I whispered.
"Please, just promise me that you won't get yourself in any trouble," he said.
"No," I said.
"What?" he asked in astonishment.
"I said no. How dare you ask me to keep a promise to you, when you just clearly broke your promise to me?!" I shouted.
"I'm sorry," and with that he ran away
END OF FLASHBACK
I feel so numb. I can't feel anything but pain, anguish, and more pain. How could he leave me like that?! He promised. He promised………… That was my last thought until blackness washed over me.
I woke up realizing that someone had been carrying me. I tried to open my eyes, but they wouldn't cooperate. I just allowed myself to be lulled back to sleep.
Eventually, I woke up to the sound of my dad's voice.
"Bella!!" I felt myself being taken into the arms of my father.
"Dad?" I asked my voice raspy.
"Oh Bella! I thought I had lost you. Thank you Sam!" he explained.
"No problem Chief," this 'Sam' answered.
"Where am I?"
"You've been missing for hours. I thought that something bad had happened to you!" Dad said.
"He left me," I broke into a fit of sobs.
"I know honey, I heard," he wrapped his arms around me and rocked me back and forth.
Days have passed and I still haven't gotten any better. I act like everything's alright and that it's not affecting me, but it really is. I still go to school and actually pay attention, but I'm no longer the Bella that I used to be. I'm broken, angered, and pained.
I was walking through the school halls when I tripped. On what? Air. I tripped on fucking air. Yes, my language hasn't gotten any better. If more, it has gotten worse. I kneeled down to collect my things, but a hand reached out to help me.
I looked up and gazed into a pair of brown eyes. The owner of these eyes had long brown hair and porcelain skin.
"Hi, I'm Terra," she held out a hand to me.
"Bella," I mumbled.
"Are you ok? You seemed so out of it," she asked.
"It's okay. I'm usually like this," I answered.
"Well, it's nice to meet you," she said.
"You too. Are you new here?" I asked.
"Yeah, we just moved into town. It's me and my 8 other siblings," she answered.
"Eight? Wow, you have a big family," I exclaimed.
"Well, we're not really blood related. We're all adopted. But I do have an actual brother. He's the one back there that looks like me," she stuck her thumb out pointing behind her.
I looked behind her and saw a boy who looked almost like her, except he had green eyes. He looked like he was about to laugh out loud about something.
"Why does he look like he's about to blow up?" I asked.
"Because he's being such an ass," she turned around and looked at him. I don't know what she did, but by the time she looked back to me, he looked panicked.
"So, Terra right?" I asked.
"Yeah. My brother's name is Dimitri," she said.
"Ok, well see you around," I waved goodbye.
"See ya!" she replied.
I collected my things and walked towards my first period. I don't what it was about Terra, but I feel so carefree around her. It was like we've been best friends for about forever. It felt nice.
I walked inside my Math class and took a seat.
"Okay class, we will – " the teacher was cut off by a boy who walked into class.
"New student?" the teacher asked. The boy nodded.
He is gorgeous, and that's saying a lot coming from me. He has gray eyes, jet black hair, and porcelain skin. His hair is in an emo hairstyle and his clothes contained nothing but black and red in them.
"The name's Flame, or you could call me Red if you want," he answered.
"Well Mr. Environ, please take a seat on any of the available seats so we could get started," the teacher said.
Crap. I'm the only one who has an available seat next to me. I kept my head down as he approached the seat next to me. I could already hear whispers about the girls' jealousy or how I didn't deserve to sit next to him. I know I didn't. I don't deserve anybody.
First period passed by quickly. I picked up my stuff and went towards my second period, health class. I walked in and noticed that Terra was in this class as well. She smiled at me and pointed to an empty seat next to her.
"Hi Bella! This is my sister Xenon," she gestured towards a girl next to her. She was very pretty. She has black hair with blonde highlights, and her clothes were so bright that it almost hurt my eyes.
"I'm Bella," I introduced myself.
"Well, like she said, my name's Xenon but you can call me Xen," she said.
"You have a very pretty name," I commented.
"Yes you're name fits you well too. Bella means beautiful in Latin," she said.
"Thanks," I blushed.
"Would you like to sit with us during lunch?" Terra asked.
"Me?" I asked in shock.
"Why do you seem so shocked?" Xen asked.
"It's because I'm not very liked in this school. Haven't you heard any rumors about me?" I said.
"Are you the same Bella that they're all talking about? The one who's boyfriend left her, and became a zombie ever since?" Terra asked.
"Yeah, that's me. Poor old Bella," I said in disgust towards myself.
"Oh honey, you shouldn't hate yourself. It's that boyfriend of yours who they should all hate," Xen comforted me.
"Yeah, Bella. We don't care about what they say about you. You're hanging out with us from now on, and it's our mission to make you happy," Terra said in pure joy.
"Really?" I asked.
"Yes, really. Our family will love you!" Xenon exclaimed.
"But, make sure you stay away from Flame," Terra warned.
"Why?" I asked.
"He's the only one in our family who is single. He tends to be a major flirt and the playboy of our family," Terra explained.
"Okay, I'll make sure to remember," I smiled.
"This is great!! See? We've already made you smile!" Xenon said happily.
The bell for nutrition rang.
"Come on Bella," Terra linked arms with me. Xenon followed us.
She walked us through the school until we came into view of two other boys. One of them had black hair and green eyes while the other one had jet black hair and onyx eyes. We walked towards them.
"Hey guys!!" Xenon shouted.
They turned around and smiled our way. The boy with onyx eyes wrapped his hands around Xen's waist.
"You guys this is Bella. Bella meet Angel and Nyte," Terra introduced.
"Hey Bella," Angel smiled.
"Nice to meet you," Nyte grinned.
"Nyte here is mine," Xenon said possessively.
"Don't scare her," he chuckled before giving her a peck on the lips.
"And Angel here is my boyfriend," Terra intertwined her hands with the green eyed boy.
"It's great to meet you," I said. I actually had a genuine smile on my face.
"She's our new friend and you guys better be nice to her," Xenon warned.
"We will," Nyte had an evil look in his eyes.
"Nyte," Xen said cautiously.
"Fine, fine," he held his hands up in surrender.
"I won't mess with her," he added.
"Good, cuz otherwise, you know the drill," Xen said. He gulped.
"Huh?" I asked.
"Oh Nyte's known as the troublemaker of the family," Terra explained.
"And I'm his sidekick," Terra jabbed Angel on the side.
"Enough you two," she warned.
"Sorry," he kissed her on the lips.
I looked away. Somehow, Terra and Xenon noticed my change of expression.
"We'll see you guys later," Xen said to the boys.
"Alright, love you," Nyte said.
"Love you too," she replied.
"Love you Angel," Terra said.
"You too babe," he kissed her once more.
Xenon already had me by the hand and started pulling me away"
"Sorry guys," I apologized.
"Don't apologize. It's not your fault. That was a very common reaction. I would've reacted the same way," Terra said.
"Thank you, again. You guys seem to keep finding a way to make me feel better," I blushed.
"What are friends for?" Xenon gave me a hug.
"Well, we'll see you during lunch, kay?" Xen asked.
"Yeah, bye guys," I said.
The bell for third period rang.
I walked inside my biology class and noticed two girls whom I've never seen before. One of them had blonde hair with blue highlights and blue eyes. The other girl had snow white hair and gray eyes. They must be Xen and Terra's sisters. I walked over to them.
"Hi, are you Terra's sisters?" I asked.
"Yeah, what about it?" the girl with blonde hair said harshly.
"Nixie," gray eyed girl warned, "sorry for her attitude. I'm Zephyra."
"Bella," I shook her hand.
"Nice to meet you," she said with a smile.
"I wish I could say the same," the other girl mumbled.
"Nixie!! Apologize right now," Zephyra demanded.
Nixie, the other girl, just stood up and huffed. She walked to another table.
"Did I do something to make her hate me?" I asked.
"Sorry, she's not normally like that. She's just having a bad day," Zephyra apologized.
"I understand. I get more bad days than a normal human should," I chuckled sadly.
"Are you the Bella that they're all talking about?!" her eyes widened in realization.
"Yupp that's me," I said in a fake cheery voice. By this time, I was already sitting next to her.
"Oh I'm so sorry," Zephyra said. It was very weird. Normally when people said that, they would have pity in their voice. I didn't want pity. But the way Zephyra said it, it sounded more like she was worried.
"It's okay, I'm getting better," I half lied.
Nixie walked back to the table, but this time her facial expressions had already softened.
"Oh my god!! I'm sorry! I didn't mean to lash out on you. I'm just really having a bad day," she ranted.
"It's okay," I assured her with a smile.
"By the way, I'm Nixie. But you can call me Nix for short," she gave me a hug. I returned it.
"You could call me Zephy too," Zephyra said.
"It was great meeting you guys," I gave them hugs before the 4th bell of the day rang.
I walked to my fourth period which is PE. I changed into my clothes and took a seat on the bleachers. I saw that Flame, I think, is in my class too. He also had two other boys around him. One of them was Dimitri, Terra's blood related brother, and another boy that I haven't met. He had brown hair with light blue eyes.
"Okay guys today……." I toned Coach Clapp out.
We were just having a free day today. I was glad. PE isn't really my area of expertise.
"Hey Bella!!" I heard Xen's voice from the crowd.
She came running to me from another PE class.
"Hey," I patted a seat next to me.
"So how's your day been so far?" I asked.
"It could've been better. How about yours?" she asked.
"I met your sisters Nixie and Zephyra," I said.
"Did Nixie bitch out on you?" she sounded almost panicked.
"Well, she did at first. But then she apologized"
"Okay good, Nixie was, I guess you could say PMSing, and she's been a total bitch today," she explained.
"Yeah, she's pretty nice though. Well, after she apologized," we laughed together.
"Hey who's that other guy? I already know Flame and Dimitri," I asked.
"Oh that's Ritchie, but we call him Ritz for short. He's Nixie's boyfriend," she explained. I nodded in understanding.
"Don't you find it weird that we all live in the same house, but were all coupled up?" Xen finally asked.
"Not really. Ed – I mean my ex's family was like that too. The whole school is used to it," I said.
"I'm really sorry about your ex," she grabbed my hand in comfort.
"It's okay, I'm getting better. Especially, with you guys' help," I gave her a grin.
"Wassup Xen," Flame, Dimitri, and Ritchie walked over to us.
"Hey guys," she waved.
"Who's this?" Ritchie asked.
"This is Bella you guys. My new official best friend!" she gave them a bright smile. Best friend?
"Bella? Don't you sit next to me for Math class?" Flame asked. I weakly nodded my head. He flashed me a smile. My heart thudded against my chest. He merely smirked. What the hell? It was almost as if he heard my heart beat.
"Ok so Flame, Ritchie, and Dimitri this is Bella. Bella this is Flame, Ritchie, and Dimitri," Xen said.
"Calm down Xenon," Dimitri chuckled, "were you the one who I – umm I meant who tripped?"
"Yeah that was me," what was he about to say?
"Terra's brother right?" I asked. He nodded.
"Nice to meet you," he shook my hand.
"I'm Ritchie. Ritz for short"
"Bella," I held out my hand but he took me into a hug instead.
"Nice to meet you," he said.
"Haha you too," I chuckled.
"So who's up for playing hide and seek?!" Dimitri sounded excited.
"Hide and seek? Isn't that a kid's game?" I asked.
"Yeah but it's uber super fun!!"
"No Tri, no," Xen shook her head in shame of her brother.
"Don't knock it till you've tried it," he flashed me a smile. I couldn't help but smile back.
"So Bella," Ritchie started.
"Can I call you Ritz? I heard that that's your nickname," I asked.
"Sure," he smirked.
"You can call me Red too," Flame added.
"Ok," a blush was about to form on my cheeks but it was stopped as the bell rang. Saved by the bell!!
"Well, see you guys at lunch," I waved goodbye. I hurriedly ran away from them. What's happening to me?
I got changed into my normal clothes and went into the cafeteria. I scanned the room until I finally saw the distinctive color of Zephy's hair. I walked over to them.
"Hi guys," I took a seat.
Suddenly, the whole cafeteria's attention was all on me. They were all staring at me in shock.
"Why are they all staring at me?" I asked Terra.
"Maybe because they're jealous that you're hanging out with us," she chuckled.
"Stop looking over here!!" Nixie shouted.
The students hurriedly went back to their conversations.
"Ugh!! People these days!" she exclaimed.
Ritz approached her and grabbed her waist.
"Calm down," he kissed her on the next. She molded into his touch and calmed down.
"Thanks," she pecked him on the lips.
The whole table was put into groups. Terra and Angel, Xenon and Nyte, Nixie and Ritz, Zephy and Dimitri. It was very awkward because Red and I were the only odd ones out. Suddenly, it was as if a light bulb had appeared above the girls' heads because they all had a mischievous smile on their lips.
"What are you guys thinking?" Red and I asked at the same time. I looked down and blushed.
"This is wonderful!!" Terra clapped happily.
"I know right?!" Xen smiled.
"We have another mission girls," Nixie grinned.
"And guys, possibly," Zephyra smirked.
"What?" I asked.
"Nothing," they smiled innocently.
Damn, what have I gotten myself into?
There you have it!! This is the first chapter to Another Chance!! I hope you guys liked it. I'm aiming for a whole new different twist on New Moon. I hope you guys stay tuned and look forward to more of my upcoming chapters. Please R&R!! I'd greatly appreciate it!