Seriously I know that it's been awhile, but everything's been so busy and hectic. However here's the next chapter. And I wanna let you know that I do plan on finishing this story. I hope you stick with me. Also, there's a new story of mine I hope you'll read.

It's a Twlight and Teen Wolf (the mtv show) crossover

It's rated M and will be a DerekxBella Story.

Here's the summary: Things get more interesting as Scott's baby cousin Bella comes to town. The two cousins both have a past of secrets that they haven't fully shared with the other. The longer Bella stays, the more both of their secrets are threatened to come out. Especially when Bella gets introduced to the Derek Hale.

I don't own Twilight or Vampire Diaries.

Chapter 9

"Tyler?" Bella gasped in surprised as Tyler walked toward her.

"The one and only," he said as he sat down next to her.

Tyler didn't speak; he only looked toward the water and admired the sunset. Though he didn't know what was going on, Tyler knew Bella. He knew something was troubling her, but he didn't want to push her. Instead he simply stayed quiet, reveling in her presence. It had been so long since the last time they had been together, and he had missed her so much.

Bella felt relieved that Tyler didn't start asking questions, and she let her mind wander. So, that was her mother. Since she was told that she was adopted, she wondered what her mother looked like and acted. Sadly, her mother's personality didn't really meet her expectations at all. It worried her because she could really see herself in her mother's features, and she felt as though one day she'd end up just as cold and heartless as she was. Putting it lightly, the thought scared the crap out of her.

Bella finally moved and curled herself into Tyler's side. She leaned her forehead into the crook of his neck and inhaled his sweet woodsy mint scent. She could feel herself automatically relax at the scent, just like she always did when she was around Tyler. "I saw my mom today," she whispered. She felt more than saw Tyler move their position. He had picked her up and placed her in his lap to hold her better.

"I'm guessing this isn't Renee were talking about," he said quietly as he made soothing circles with his hand on her lower back and upper arms where he held her.

Bella lifted her head up to meet Tyler's gaze. "You know about that," she stated, as she already knew the answer.

"Caroline filled me and Matt in on what was going on," Tyler said. "So what happened when you two met?"

"She was so cold Ty. So heartless. It was like there was no soul in there. But I saw, no I see it. The resemblance between us. I see it and it scares me. I feel like-" she couldn't finish speaking as her breathing began to get out of control.

Tyler held her tighter. "Hey hey shh," He said trying to calm her down. "It's ok. It's ok. I've got you. Bella you are anything, but cold and heartless. I mean you've always been there for me no matter how much of an ass I've been. I mean I made out with Matt's mom and practically almost beat him to a pulp, and I know even doing that you'll still be on my side."

Bella looked at him incredulously. "You seriously made out with Kelly? Wow Tyler, you got a lot of begging ahead of you until Matt will ever forgive you."

Tyler chuckled, already knowing that Bella wasn't mad. "I know."

Bella looked at her friend and smiled. She had missed him and how his steady presence affected her moods. She pressed her lips against his jaw line. "Thank you for making me feel better," she whispered against it.

"Anytime," he responded back. They stayed like that for while. Catching each other up on what's being going on in their lives. She calmed him down as she explained about what happened with the Cullens.

"Now that's what you call an ass." Bella laughed at his blunt statement, and Tyler smiled at the sound. "I'm sorry he did that. He didn't deserve you," he said seriously. Bella didn't say anything but just cuddled closer to him.

"It's getting late," Tyler, said after moment of silence past.

Bella frowned, not wanting to go home or be away from her best friend today. "Can I stay at your house tonight?"

Tyler rolled his eyes. "You don't even have to ask. My parents love having you over, probably even more than me," he said as they stood up.

"True." Bella smirked as she spoke. They waked hand in hand to his car in silence.

"Milady," Tyler spoke as he opened the passenger door for her.

Bella laughed. "Why thank you kind sir." She got into the car and they rode on in silence. She felt a fond smile spread across as the Lockwood mansion came to view. So many precious memories were made there. "Do you remember when you used to have that tree swing in the back of your yard?"

Tyler smirked. "I don't really remember going on that tree swing. All I remember is you hogging it every time you came over. I swear sometimes I feel like you only hung out with me just so you could play on that swing?"

Bella put her hands up and widen her eyes. "You caught me." They laughed as they went in. Tyler's parents weren't home so they just went up to Tyler's room. Tyler went to the bathroom to change, and Bella took a pair of his shorts and t-shirt from his closet. Once she finished changing, Bella jumped on his bed and made herself comfortable. She sighed and closed her eyes.

She seriously didn't think that she'd see her mother so soon after coming back here. Yes it scared her that the resemblance was there, but Tyler made her feel better when he made her understand that she's not her mother. She was going to try her hardest to not become like that. To be so heartless and

"Stop thinking about her," she heard Tyler's voice say. She looked to her right to see him come out of his bathroom wearing only shorts.

"What are you talking about?" she questioned.

"I know you're thinking of that woman. Bella you'll drive yourself mad if you keep doing that," he said as he made his way to the bed. He sat down next to where she laid and stroked her cheek. Bella leaned into his touch, and softly smiled at him.

"Why don't you ever show this side of you to people?" she questioned. Bella wasn't stupid. She knew how Tyler was and what his reputation was in school. The player who was the biggest jackass ever.

"I guess it's easier to be looked on as the dick than to show what I really think," Tyler said as he lay down next to her.

"Why?" Bella didn't really understand how that worked.

"Because when you're looked at as a dick then that's all they expect you to be. If I show this side I would hate to disappoint people. And let's face, I can be a big ass sometimes."

"You can be, but everyone can be too. No one is perfect." She still didn't really understand his way of thinking, but she was glad he was comfortable with being himself when he was with her.

Bella moved closer to Tyler until there were only a few centimeters separating their faces. Bella closed that distance by placing her mouth on his. It was short kiss, but it held all the comfort and sweetness Bella needed right now. It was something she and Tyler knew that only he could give her because he knew Bella was the only one that could give him that.

It was a stability and warmth that they knew they couldn't find with anyone else. They loved each other yes, but it wasn't an in love kind of thing. That was just it. It was love. It was something they felt for the other. A beautiful feeling that they both treasured.

The night was silent as the two drifted off to sleep. Bella didn't have any recalling dreams or memories that she had the night before. All she felt and smelt was the presence of Tyler. Her rock and best friend.

Sorry if it's short, and that nothing really happened. However I really wanted you to see the relationship between Tyler and Bella. In Twilight, all that Bella knew was Edward. Here when she finally gets together with Damon, I don't want that. I want my Bella to be able to explore and know other bonds with others wither romantic or not. I hope you review. (: I just wanna say thank you to all the readers that have stuck with me. I know it's been awhile since I've updated. I really hope you review.