Chapter 1: Returning Home

Charlie's POV

I parked the cruiser in front of the airport terminal. The other day when Bella called me and asked to pick her up at the airport, I was surprised. I had no idea why Bella would return after being gone for 4 years.

I got out and stood there waiting for her to come out. When I saw someone walking out of the doors, I didn't recognize her as my own daughter. She walked up to me. We still had that awkward moment between us.

"Bella, you look so different," I said breaking the silence. She smiled at me.

"Yeah I thought I needed a new look," she replied. Her hair was pretty much the same but she got darker and there's something new about her attitude.

"Uh well you look beautiful as ever if not better," I replied. I grabbed her bags and put them in the trunk. We got in the car and headed off towards home.

There was a long silence that filled the air around us.

"I'm pretty sure a lot of people would be glad to hear you're back," I said. Out the corner of my mind I can see her smile.

"Yeah it would be nice to finally see everyone again. Say how is Billy and…" she stopped at his name. I figured she was still hurting over him.

"Well Billy is doing just fine but as for Jake he's better now than he was when you left," I replied. I saw her smile disappeared. We pulled up to the house and we got out her stuff and put them in her room.

We went downstairs to get some lunch as she seemed hungry to me. We sat there in silence eating our food. Then there was a knock at the door. I got up to answer it. I opened the door to find Seth Clearwater at the door.

"Hey Seth," I replied.

"Hey Charlie, my mom wanted me to stop by and ask if you wanted to join us for a little bonfire tonight," he asked. I looked behind me and turned back to him.

"I don't know Seth. I kind of have company," I said not wanting to tell him about Bella. I knew he would tell Jacob.

"Oh, do you have a certain lady friend in there?" Seth asked. I looked at him with a death glare.

"Oh come on Charlie, chill I was just kidding. But seriously she can come too if you want," Seth said.

"Seth I don't think it would be a good idea," I said. Before he could answer, Bella enter the living room.

"What wouldn't be a good idea?" she asked. Seth looked at her and within a few minutes, his jaw dropped.

"Bella? Is that really you?" Seth asked wide eyed. I decided to pull him into the house as he already found out Bella was back.

"Yeah, wow Seth you've grown up since the last time I saw you," she replied.

"Wow can't believe it's you! Man you look different but in a good way." He rushed over to me and hugged me, picking me up off my feet.

"Seth can't breathe!" I just stood there watching them.

"Sorry but it's great to see you again Bella. Man the pack would be happy to see you too. You should come to the bonfire tonight!"

"Oh I don't know about that Seth. Maybe it's not a good idea."

"Nonsense, once I phase I won't be able to keep this out of my mind and the rest would see what happened." She looked at him and then to me. He looked at her then to me. Suddenly something clicked in Seth's head.

"Oh don't worry Bella, we told Charlie about everything after you ran away. He knows," Seth said. Bella looked relieved.

"Okay but Seth you can't tell anyone about my return. I want to do it myself."

"Okay on one condition."

"What is it?"

"You have to come to the bonfire with Charlie."


"Take it or leave it Bella, my final offer." She shook her head and looked at him.

"Fine deal." He smiled and hugged her.

"Great I got to run I have patrol with Jacob and Paul in a few minutes. I'll catch up with you guys later. Bye," he said and ran out the door. I closed it and turned to her.

"Do we have to go tonight?" she asked. I chuckled and nodded. She groaned and walked upstairs.

Seth's POV

I ran out of the Swans' house and into the woods. I couldn't believe Bella was back. Jacob was going to freak. Before I phased I calmed myself down and put what just happened in the back of my mind. Then I quickly got rid of my shorts and phase.

"Took you long enough," I heard Paul's voice as I ran towards them.

"Sorry I was busy," I replied.

"Doing what exactly?" Jacob asked.

"Oh nothing special," I replied happily. Keep in check Seth, I told myself.

"You're hiding something, you're not a good liar Seth," Jacob replied. I ignored his comment as we met up and ran north on patrol.

Later than night the pack arrived at First Beach. Most of the elders were there and talking. Everyone was mingling with each other. Emily was setting out the food as was my mom. It looked like she forced Leah to help her as well.

Jacob left to go talk to his dad as I went to go greet my mom.

"Hey mom," I said hugging her.

"Hey sweetheart, how was patrol?" she asked placing a plate full of mini corndogs in front of me.

"Running makes you hungry mom," I replied stealing a corndog and gulping it down.

"Hey stop that, go sit with your father or something. We got to save the food for everyone else you know," she replied slapping my hand way as I went for another corndog. I laughed and walked away to greet my dad and the elders. As I walked over to them I noticed Charlie there. That can only mean one thing. Bella was here.

"Hey Charlie, glad you can make it! Where's you know who?" I asked. He smiled at me and nodded towards the parking lot.

"She doesn't want to come down yet," he replied. I smiled at him.

"I'll go get her," I said and sprint up to get Bella. When I got there I saw her looking past me and into the crowd down at on the beach.

"You know it would be nice of you to join us instead of just watching us have all the fun," I said to her. She shrugged.

"I hate that you made me do this," she said. I chuckled. I put an arm around her.

"Well you can thank me later," I said as I dragged her along with me down to the beach. When we reached the party no one seemed to bother looking at us. Then we reached the pack.

Jacob looked up at me and he looked like he was going to say something until he saw Bella at my side.

"Bella?" he asked getting up.

"Hey Jacob," she replied. Everyone around us sat in silence as we watched the former two best friends stare at each other.

AN: My version of New moon. After Edward left, Bella left leaving everything and everyone behind. She comes back 5 years later. So yeah review and I'll update later.