A/N: I am sooooooo sorry! I know that I've taken so long to update this sotry but I want you all to know that I will be faithful to this story and see it to its end. I promise I will not abandon it because this story is very special to me. But what I do want to say is that I'm working on a new story, a Twilight, Edward/Bella story and I really look foward to publishing it :) It's going to be called Gods & Monsters, I hope you all decide to read it. And also I want to beg all my readers to please review this story. I haven't gotten as many reviews as I would like, and I have a feeling I'm losing my precious readers. Please don't leave this story & please review my lovelies!


"Bella! Come back!"

I was running in the forest. I would not surrender.

"You have to come back eventually!" I grinned. I would have to come back but maybe by then Alice would have given up trying to dress up my up for the New Years celebration we were having.

I hid in the forest waiting for Alice to back off. I felt arms wrap around my waist. I grinned. The scent of my captor flooded my senses. I turned and saw his crooked smile.

"Are you hiding from Alice?" he asked. He laid me down on the ground and he hovered over me. He kissed my neck lightly leaving a trail of fire.

"Yeah. Hiding." I said out of breath. Edward always had that effect on me. Edward gripped my hips and began to drag his incisors on my neck. My body shivered at his touch. "Yes."

He smiled into my neck and pulled back. Edward looked down on me with love glistening in his eyes. "I love you Bella."

I grinned at him. My heart was skipping beats. I raised my palm slowly and cupped his cheek. He leaned into my palm and closed his eyes. His breathing turning ragged.

"As I love you Edward."

Edward grinned at me and kissed the corner of my lips.

Edward was carrying me on his back as we made our way back to the house. It was getting late and it was almost time for the New Years party. Alice burst through the door before Edward was able to go through it. "Where the hell have you been?" She was furious and all I wanted to do was laugh at her. If Alice were human, I'm pretty sure she would have been bright red.

Edward grinned at her and set me down. "Allie, don't be like that. Bella didn't want you to treat her like a doll so she managed to escape."

I hid behind Edward knowing Alice was a storm nobody wanted to mess with. Alice glared at Edward, "Don't call me Allie. You have no right!" Alice continued stepping towards me and managed to grab my forearm. There were giggles from the steps that made the entrance to the house.

"Look Tanya, she's such a child," sneered Irina.

I twisted around Alice and grabbed a rock. Irina, being a busty blonde, was too busy gossiping about me with Tanya, who was very quiet, to notice what I was planning. Alice let my arm go, knowing what I was about to do. I threw my arm back and flung the rock towards Irina hitting her in the face. A small fracture appeared on her otherwise beautiful, perfect face.

"What the fuck?" Irina raised her hand and touched her fractured face slowly. I was grinning like a fool. Not even the fact that her face was now healing could damper my mood. "You think I won't kill you, you little bitch? Because I will."

"And how do you plan to do that?" asked Edward, who now stood protectively in front of me.

"Easily." With a malicious grin, she raced towards me with a blistering speed. Before I understood what had happened Irina was crashing into a tree almost knocking the thick oak down. Edward was crouched in front of me; the aftermath of his counterattack.

I slowly climbed his back. I pressed my face in the middle of the shoulder blades and kept quiet while Edward made his way inside to my room, with Alice in tow. I was set on the bed, where I curled up on my side and pulled the blanket up to my shoulders. I was such a horrible person. Who was I becoming? Why was I, all of a sudden, doing things I would have never thought of doing before? Things like hurting people, when all they had done was say something that offended me.

I stopped the tears from falling and managed to turn around and face Edward and Alice. "Bella."

I looked at the both and said nothing. I was pretty sure they were disappointed in me for my behavior lately. I wrapped my hand tightly around my anchor and let out a heavy breath.

"I'm so sorry for the way I reacted towards what Irina said. It just hit a nerve because I'm 15 and you guys are way older and more experienced in life than I am. I'm just a witch who has entirely too much baggage for her age."

Alice kneeled beside the bed and pushed my hair out of my face. "Sweet Bella. We love you for who you are, even if you are 'inexperienced' in life as you call it. That's the point of being human, to make mistakes and learn from them."

I scoffed at her. "Easy for you to say, you don't have to make mistakes in order to learn." Edward chuckled behind her.

Alice shook her head. "So stubborn," she whispered. She held out one of her hands, which I grabbed upon throwing the blanket off of my body. "I'm going to make you pretty so you can bring in the New Year with a beautiful start."

I suddenly became very anxious for what the New Year would bring. Hopefully good things right? Alice pulled me along into her room, where I was promptly shoved into her closet, where the game of Bella Barbie began.


Hours of celebrating have passed by. Everyone is excited to bring the New Year in with a bang. All of the Denali's were present, except for Irina who had made herself absent after disappearing from the Forks. Everything had turned out beautifully and my liquid silver dress only made it better. I sat on the one chair that had been brought out for me.

"Are you having fun Ballerina?" Emmett was crouched down in front of me. I nodded and he grinned, his cheeky dimples making an appearance. He grabbed my hands and leaned into me. "By the way, I heard what you did to Irina. She deserved it so don't feel too guilty about her leaving. Nobody is mad at you because they knew that she deserved it, except nobody had the balls to do what you did. I congratulate you." With that Emmett pulled me to my feet and began to twirl me around to the music that had just begun. I giggled and turned a bright red.

"Emmie! I can't dance!" I squealed, ever so focused on not falling on my face and embarrassing myself once again in front of the Denali's. He let out a big guffaw. He pulled me up by my forearms and set my feet on top of his as if I were a child. He began dancing in wide circles.

"See! You can dance Ballerina!" I attempted to glare at him but failed when I let a smile break through. I could hear the Cullens' and Denali's laughing at us, or rather with us. I felt so at home here, this was my home. The song ended, and Emmett put me back on my own two feet. "Thank you for the lovely dance Ballerina." He kissed me cheek gently and pulled Rose towards the dance floor.

Tiny arms wrapped around my waist. "Bella we should go get the sparklers so we can have a nice welcome for the New Year." I nodded and followed her inside. Walking in the house and I slipped off my flats and began to rub my feet.

"Can I go change into something more comfortable?" I asked.

Alice glared at me. "Of course not Bella. You have to look beautiful for Edward." I blushed and hid my face behind my hands.

I grabbed half the boxes of sparklers from Alice's hand, and decided to forgo the lighter. I could light up the sparklers with my fingers. I walked outside and turned on a sparkler. Emmett raced towards me.

"Give me a box Ballerina!"

I ignored him and moved me hand quickly and wrote my name in the dark sky. Emmett took the sparkler away from me and attempted to draw his name in the ever night but the flame dissipated. I took the now useless sparkler and threw in the trash. I opened the box I held in my hand and passed around the box so that everyone could grab his or her own. The vampires held the sparklers far away from his or her body, knowing that fire was deadly to them. I pointed my finger at them and a small flame appeared on the tip. I walked towards them and lit the sparklers, leaving Edward for last. He grinned at me and stole a kiss, leaving me breathless.

There was enjoyment surrounding the vampires. Everyone had a genuine smile on his or her face, no one remembered Irina.

"The countdown!" yelled Tanya. "It's time to welcome the New Year!"

"10…"

Edward enveloped me in his arms and held me tightly.

"9…"

His lips rested near me ear, whispering the numbers to me.

"8…"

My hands made there way towards his hair; getting tangled in it quickly.

"7…"

"6…"

Edward whispered in my ear, "I love you."

"5…"

"4…"

"3…"

I whispered back, "Forever"

"2…"

"Always," he responded

"1…"

"Happy New Year!"

A kiss was gifted to me.


"I'm sorry about what happened with my sister, but I'm very glad I finally had the chance to meet you Bella," spoke Kate; holding my hand, still attempting to find a way to shock me.

"I'm sorry about Irina also. I shouldn't have reacted the way I did." I looked over at Tanya who had said nothing the entire time. I stepped towards her and stood tall.

Before I could say anything, her arms were wrapped around me in a hug. "I'm happy I met you Bella." She kissed my cheek, and with that she was gone. She had run off into the forest, waiting for her family to join her.

I waved once more to the Denali's, feeling my heart clench in sorrow. I would miss my new friends. Maybe I would have the opportunity to meet them again.


"Did you pack your toothbrush?"

"Of course!" I stared at him. He smirked. I ran towards my trunk and looked for my bag of toiletries. My toothbrush was missing. I gave him a tight smile and made my way to the bathroom where I found my toothbrush. "Now I have it."

He smiled a sweet, loving smile at me and pressed his palm against my cheek. "I love you so dearly, sometimes it all just feels like a dream."

My cheeks flushed red. I fluttered my eyes closed and kissed Edward's palm with a feather light kiss. He gasped from the contact of my lips on him.

I stepped back and smiled at him. "I'm lucky to have you in my life Edward. You took me back even though I left you, without explaining to you the circumstances. I felt so terrible. I know that it happened months ago but I still can't forgive myself for what I did."

Edward pressed his forehead against my own.

"If I could forgive you, then you should forgive yourself just as quickly as I did."

I watched him but didn't say a word. He gave me a light kiss on the tip of my nose and gently grabbed my hand. He pulled me along, guiding towards the car with my trunk in tow. We were leaving Forks. I looked over my shoulder. Carlisle and Esme were closing the door behind them. We were all leaving Forks; going back to Hogwarts. I would miss the quaint town of Forks but it was a necessary thing. I slid into the car and closed my eyes and relaxed when the car started and began to drive. Edward put down the top of the car and the breeze began to blow through my hair. I began whispering a beautiful song:

I've been out on that open road

You can be my full time, daddy white and gold

Singing blues has been getting old

You can be my full time, baby

Hot or cold

Don't break me down

I've been travelin' too long

I've been trying too hard

With one pretty song

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast

I am alone in the night

Been tryin' hard not to get into trouble, but I

I've got a war in my mind

So, I just ride

Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

Dying young and I'm playing hard

That's the way my father made his life an art

Drink all day and we talk 'til dark

That's the way the road doves do it, ride 'til dark.

Don't leave me now

Don't say good bye

Don't turn around

Leave me high and dry

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast

I am alone in the night

Been tryin' hard not to get in trouble, but I

I've got a war in my mind

I just ride

Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

I'm tired of feeling like I'm fucking crazy

I'm tired of driving 'till I see stars in my eyes

I look up to hear myself saying, baby

Too much I strive, I just ride

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast

I am alone in the night

Been tryin' hard not to get in trouble, but I

I've got a war in my mind

I just ride

Just ride, I just ride, I just ride


The clock struck 12:00. It was time to board the train. I grabbed Edward's hand and Harry's hand and pulled them close. "You guys are my everything." Edward kissed my temple and Harry kissed my cheek, I flushed red. I was incredibly lucky to have these two love me. I pulled them along to our cabin, when Pansy stepped in my way.

"What the hell are you doing here Potter?" I looked at Harry who took Edward by his wrist and pulled him along to the compartment, where he slid the door shut. I could hear Edward attempting to open the door. I looked back at Pansy and saw her sneering at me.

"What do you want Parkinson?"

"I want you to leave Hogwarts. You are no use to us, and neither is that dimwitted brother of yours."

I watched her. Her entire body was tense and her hands were fists at her side. "Why are you so worried about my brother and I? You should have no concern for us. Leave us alone Parkinson. Also, leave the Cullens alone. They want nothing to do with you." I pushed her aside and made my way into the compartment.

I let out a heavy breath and pulled out both my necklaces from under my shirt: my locket and my anchor. I handed the locket to Edward so he could see the photograph inside.

I felt moved closer to me. Then I felt his lips near my ear. "You were very adorable as a baby."

I grinned cheekily at him and kissed his cheek. Harry gagged at the sight. "Stop snogging!"

I giggled. "As if you don't snog Cho!"

He blushed crimson. "That has nothing to do with what's going on now," he muttered.

"Did you talk to her during the break?"

Before Harry could answer me Hermione and Ron walked inside the compartment.

"Good afternoon everyone." Hermione said, settling herself on the seat beside me. Ron sat across from her, beside Harry. Everyone got comfortable; the train blew its horn and began to chug off into the endless railroad that would lead towards Hogwarts.

"First years! Please do not get lost. Make your way towards me!"

"Violet, over here!"

"You broke it you bloke!"

"Go get my bags!"

The drop off zone for the train was bustling with commotion. I grabbed Edward's hand, not wanting for him to lose me in the mob of people surrounding us. I could feel someone's eyes following me in the crowd. The strange this was that I felt them above me. I looked up and saw Snape on one of the balconies from the astronomy room. I touched my anchor and smiled to myself. Harry appeared beside me and looked up. He gave a grim smile, and let out a breath of relief when Snape decided to go back inside the castle.

"You know that you have to put your problems aside with him, right?" I whispered, knowing the only person who would hear me, except for Harry, would be my Edward.

Harry grunted at me and nudged his glasses up the bridge of his nose. "I know. It's not like you ever let me forget," he said, leaving me and pushing his way through the crowd, where he found Cho Chang and stuck to her like glue. Had my brother replaced me with her?

Edward pushed me softly trying to get my attention. I turned to him with curious eyes.

"Your brother only needs space. He feels like you're making him chose you over anything and everything. Let him get used to the fact that you have a father now. He just doesn't want to disappoint you Bella."

I looked at the ground not wanting to see the emotion that would be clear on Edward's face: worry. "Why can't he understand that he won't disappoint me? He's hurting me instead of making me happy."

Edward's head snapped to the right suddenly making me alarmed. I looked everywhere seeing no danger. What did he hear? "Edward?" I questioned.

He grabbed my hand and began to pull us through the crowd; paying no mind to the people he was effectively shoving out of the way. I attempted to smile an apology, but Edward gave me no time. Once we were inside the castle I pulled my hand away from Edward's grasp.

"You know you don't have to protect me all the time Edward. You know I hate that! I can defend myself perfectly fine. I'm not entirely fragile!" I was pissed. I was tired and stressed and this only served to push me off the edge of the cliff.

Edward gaped at me. "I'm sorry Bella. I didn't mean to be overprotective of you."

"I don't care you that you didn't mean it, just don't fucking do it anymore!" After that, I left towards the dungeons. He would make it okay.


"Maybe he's not the one for you my bella rose."

I watched my father walk around getting everything prepared for his class later this evening. I would be there.

"I love him though and he loves me. There is no doubt of that. It's just that I want to be given the chance to spread my wings and figure things for myself, but with Edward around he'll be too worried that something could go wrong."

My father did not look up from his meticulous workings. I watched him and remained quiet. What else was there to say?

A heavy sigh resounded through the room, "Bella, I just don't want you to get hurt. You're 15 and things happen. You may think that what you have with Cullen is love, but maybe it is just an infatuation with the idea of him and the idea of love."

I sat quiet. "When did you know you loved Lily?" He didn't respond. It was my way of getting back at him. "How are Edward and I any different from the feelings you had, or rather have, for Lily?"

"Everything is different Bella."

I glared at him, for his cryptic words and the fact that he didn't want to understand the situation.

"How is everything different Snape?"

He stopped putting his beakers and cauldrons out and looked at me straight in the eyes. His vibrant blue eyes were sparking with anger. "You're my daughter Bella. I know you've only now found out, but I've known you're entire life that you were mine. You don't understand how much it killed me to have you so close yet so far and have you without a clue to who your real father was. I had to standby and watch your horrid uncle and aunt treat you like vermin, when they should have been grateful to have such a beauty in their home. Right now Bella, you are my everything."

Tears were brimming in his eyes, marring the beautiful blue. Tears were streaming down my face at an uncontrollable pace. I got up and circled the table to stand in front of him. He opened his arms slowly and I threw myself into them. In that moment I knew that I would always have a shoulder to cry on in Snape. We would both unlock undesirable emotions about our loved ones to each other, because we understood each other.

We were father and daughter reunited.


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