Bella Swan's POV Age 14
Friday night beneath the stars,
In the field behind your yard,
You and I are painting pictures in the sky,
Sometimes we don't say a thing,
Just listen to the crickets sing,
Everything I need is right here by my side.
I smiled at my ringtone and answered the phone.
"Hey Edward," I chirped.
"Hey Bella." He sounded awful.
"Edward what's wrong?" I was worried about Edward, he had never sounded so broken.
"I don't want to tell you over the phone, it's too important. Can we talk in person?" He asked. This was big. Really big, he told me tons over the phone, nothing was this important before.
"Yeah, sure. Meet you at the meadow in half an hour?"
"Okay, Bye Bells."
I brushed my hair and grabbed a small leather backpack with my wallet, phone and IPod and started to make my way to mine and Edward's meadow. I took my bike there as Charlie was at work and I was still too young to drive. I started to think about the different things that he could be telling me.
I started to internally argue with myself.
It could be a good thing? Good for him. My optimistic side said.
Then why did he sound so broken? Another side told me.
What if he's moving away? A small voice said. I pushed it to the back of my mind. No, Edward would never leave me; he couldn't leave me without him. I was lost without him. He was my best friend, I loved him as more than that but would never risk what we had; we had always been there for each other. He couldn't leave. He wouldn't leave.
I got to the meadow and saw Edward lying on the grass with his eyes closed. They were red and puffy. He looked distraught.
"Edward," I croaked.
He turned his head to me, opening his eyes. He sat up and patted the spot next to him, motioning me to sit with him.
"Bella..." He started. "I got offered the lead in a film." That was awesome! Edward had been auditioning for film parts for years. He was the lead in every school play and got some small parts in films every now and then, he was an amazing actor. But he had never been offered a film lead before.
"That's great!" I exclaimed.
"I took the part, Mom said it would be stupid not to," he sighed. There was something wrong.
"Why do I have a feeling that there is a 'but' coming?" I whispered.
"Bells, It's in LA." He whispered back.
"Right, so you film in LA, for however long, then you come back here to Forks." I said in a normal tone. "I'll miss you Edward."
He sighed again, "Isabella," Ugh Oh, he only called me that when he was very serious. " I'm moving to LA."
I stared at him stunned for several minutes before he spoke again, "Bella, Please say something." He begged.
"W-w-what? You're m-moving?" I choked out, "To LA?" He nodded sadly.
"Why?" I asked.
"Esme wanted to be close to me when I'm filming, so the whole family is moving." He said. Wait. So that meant Alice was moving too? And Emmett?
"Alice? Emmett?" I asked. He nodded silently. I started to get angry.
"So because of your stupid film role you take away my two best friends and my practically brother, along with my second parents?" I all but screamed at him.
"We'll miss you so much Bella you wouldn't believe."
"I would Edward, you miss me. One person. I have to miss the 5 closest people to me, all because of some stupid film." I was crying now.
"I know Bella, I know."
"How long will you be gone?" I asked through my tears.
"Bella, we're moving. I don't know how long for, but I might not come back."
I gripped Edward like a vice and we sat there, making the most of our time together.
A month later
I sobbed into Edward's shoulder as I hugged him. We were sitting in his bedroom after packing the last of his things; he was leaving in 20 minutes.
"Goodbye Edward, I'll miss you."
"I'll miss you too Bella, I love you." He said as he pulled away.
"Not the way I love you," I whispered looking at the floor.
He tilted my chin up to face him. I looked into his eyes for a moment before he leaned down and kissed me lightly on the lips.
"Goodbye." He whispered, "I love you, always have and I always will."
"I love you too Edward." I paused. "Can you promise me one thing before you go?"
"Anything," He sighed.
"Promise me that you will phone, email, or write to me at least once a week."
"Okay Bella, I promise."
"EDWARD! IT'S TIME TO GO! YOU AND BELLA NEED TO COME DOWNSTAIRS!" Carlisle shouted from downstairs. They were leaving in 10 minutes now.
Edward picked up the things still in his room and we walked downstairs and outside to where everyone was waiting. Carlisle locked the back door behind us. I saw Alice and Emmett standing there with tears in their eyes. I walked over to Esme and Carlisle and kissed them both lightly on the cheek and told them that I'd miss them and I hoped that they had a wonderful journey.
I moved onto Emmett. He was a year older than Edward, Alice and I, he was basically my brother. Emmett was stood there looking at me with his arms stretched out wide. I jumped into them and he gave me a huge bear hug before setting me down. "Bye sis, Love you so much. I'll miss you." I kissed his cheek.
"Bye Emmett, I love you too. You have no idea how much I'll miss you."
I finally moved onto my sister. Alice was my sister, in every way but blood. We were as close as any sisters could ever be. We smiled at each other with tears running down our faces and held each other in a meaningful hug. "Bye Alice, I'll miss you so much. I love you." I said.
"Goodbye Bella, I'll miss you and my Bella Barbie. I love you." We kissed each other's cheeks and released each other from our tight embrace.
Emmett, Alice, Esme and Carlisle all got in the car, with all of their things and left Edward and I alone.
"I love you." He said.
"I love you too." I replied.
He put his finger to my chin and kissed me lightly on the lips.
"Goodbye," We whispered together.
Edward stroked my cheek and then silently turned on his heel and got in the car. I watched as they drove off. I watched the car until it was no longer visible. Tears were streaming down my face and I was sobbing silently.
They're gone. I thought as I picked up my bike and headed off home.
Hey people! So what did you think of the prologue? I was pretty proud of myself for this actually, but I don't know if it's any good, tell me what you think.