This is the first chapter of the first fanfic I have ever written! I know that we all know our beloved characters very well, so I have tried to make them as close as possible to the actual Twilight book. Please don't judge me so much on my writing, and just enjoy it! I made this fanfic a little more light on the descriptions (on certain parts ^^) than normal, I want it to be something that you can read easily.

I've got to say that I'm moving soon, so it might affect my posting dates, but I will keep you guys updated!

DISCLAIMER! ***I do not own any of the Twilight characters that were beautifully created by Stephenie Meyer!***


"I'll see you tonight, love" Edward pressed his flawless lips against mine softly. I wrapped my arms around his neck, the seatbelt crushing into my chest. Our lips moved in synchronization for a few minutes, until Edward finally chuckled and pulled away.

"No, come here" I murmured, pulling myself back to him, this time unbuckling the seatbelt so I could get closer.

"Bella" He chuckled lightly, "You're going to be late for class, and we don't want that do we, love?" He stroked my cheek with his cold finger, tracing my jaw.

I sighed; finally giving in, "No, we don't," I grabbed my backpack from the back seat and went out. Before I closed the door, I took a final look at what I called perfection. His sweet golden eyes that melted my soul, his crooked smile that dazzled me, his perfectly sculpted cheekbones, and the part I loved about the most: his soul.

"I love you, Bella" Edward said before I closed the door. God, how I was going to miss him.

"I love you too" I closed the car door and watched as Edward sped away in his silver Volvo, into the gloomy streets of Forks, Washington. I started walking towards school, covering myself with my backpack from the rain. I hated this week already; Edward's vampire family had gone hunting this weekend, and to keep the charade up, they weren't supposed to be back until Tuesday. Everybody thought that they were out camping, since the Cullen's were well known for being active campers. But the hardest part was not being with Edward at school, something that I was completely unused to; and whenever he wasn't around, there was always some other Cullen for me to hang out with. I was never too popular among my classmates, but I did have a few friends. Now that the Cullens were all gone, not one of them around, I would have to cope with the others and hopefully they would understand.

I went through the school doors straight to my locker and got my books for my first class. The corridors were full with students talking, laughing and just hanging out, but when the bell rang everybody went straight to their lessons. Mr. Evan's English class wasn't that far away from my locker; when I went into the room, I spotted Jessica and Eric sitting by the window laughing… they didn't even notice me.

I approached them as casually as I could even though I hadn't spoken to them in about half a year, but I took my chances anyway, "Hey, can I sit here?"

Jessica stopped laughing and Eric turned around to face me, a glare set in his eyes, "Where's your friends?" Jessica spat out, looking over my shoulder, "I thought you were never separated from your precious Cullen's"

I cleared my throat, "They're, um, out camping" Eric's glare hadn't gone away and Jessica went from snappy to bitchy.

"Out camping," Eric quoted me. I met his eyes for a second and then nodded. His eyes weren't the warm eyes I used to know, they had turned hard and cold. I also noticed that he didn't smile the way he used to, light and carelessly. Now it had turned into a fake, icy grin that I didn't want to look at.

"Maybe you should've gone with them" He muttered, looking away. From the corner of my eye I saw Jessica nod in agreement. I felt as if somebody had punched me in the stomach and left me breathless. Did my old friends really despise me that much? So much that they wished that I wouldn't be in school at all? What had I done to make them hate me this way?

"You're right, maybe I should've" With my books still in hand, I walked over to the other side of the room. I found an empty seat in the back, threw my backpack on the floor and then I started listening to Mr. Evan's lesson. I paid attention the first twenty minutes, after that I just drifted off into thought. There was only a few weeks left of school, and I had already done my finals, so I didn't have much to worry about. It was a strange feeling, not having Edward around, but it was also strange to be hated so much. I was so absorbed by the Cullens that I guess I kind of forgot about how sometimes humans could be so backstabbing. Eric was the first person to talk to me at school, he was nice, even desperate for a while, but I honestly didn't know what I had done wrong to make him hate me so much. Jessica, on the other hand, I understood. She had told me that she had a huge crush on Edward, so when we started dating, she kept on ignoring me.

When class finally ended, I stood up and walked to my next lessons. As I walked I had a few people shout things at me: "Where's Cullen? Did he ditch already?" "Aw, poor Bella Swan got dumped" "Edward probably already got tired of you, like he should have"

I tried to hold in the tears as I speed walked to my History lesson. I didn't want to cry and let everybody see what they wanted to see, and I also didn't want Alice to have a vision of me crying and then Edward would be worried like crazy back at home. I decided to not let it show on my face, and I just kept walking like nothing had happened, when on the inside I was crying, wishing I could be in Edward's strong arms.

"Excuse me" I heard a voice say as I entered room 178. Angela rushed by me, her dark chocolate hair covered her face, but I could recognize her timid movements anywhere. Angela sat in the corner of the room, she had her headphones in and she wouldn't look up. I walked over to sit next to her figuring that since she was the school's nicest person, I wouldn't get any nasty comments from her.

I set my books next to hers and then I sat down. She was still looking away; she didn't even glance at me or said a word. That was… strange.

I decided to make the first move, "This seat is not taken, is it?" I kept my eyes on her, but she just shook her head once. "Why is everybody acting like that around me?" I asked, now frustrated.

Angela didn't seem to hear me; she just kept her head down and listened to her music.

"Angela, you have to tell me what I did wrong, I –"

"You're a slut, Bella, and you don't seem to notice" She sighed and finally met my gaze, "Everybody hates you"

That did it for me.

My eyes watered, everything went blurry, and my chest ached. I couldn't help but let the tears roll down my face like a river. I grabbed my books and my backpack and shot out of the room. I forced my legs to move, to run as fast as they could. I opened the school doors with one hand and let the door fall behind me. It was raining strongly, and with my tears clouding my vision it was hard to see where I was going. But I knew the way to the Cullen house by heart, and I knew it was going to take me a long time to get there, but I didn't care, I needed to get out of the school. I ran, my muscles aching and burning with the movement, but I still pushed my legs to go faster. My backpack was hitting my back painfully, but it didn't seem to make a difference. My lungs burned every time I inhaled some air.

I didn't know, but somehow, I made it. I made a left turn to get to the Cullen house, but then I heard him.

"Bella?," Edward was just a few feet away from me. I jumped into his cold, strong arms dropping everything I had. The sobs came louder, making me shake in his arms.

"Shh, it's okay, my love" He stroked my hair and kissed my ear a few times, "What happened?"

I couldn't get myself to answer, so I just kept on crying in his strong hold.

"Bella, love, please tell me what's wrong?" Edward's voice was worried, but it was good to hear it. When I didn't answer once again, he ran at an inhuman speed back to the house and into his room, where he set me down and kissed my tears away.

"Everybody hates me!" I said in between sobs. I couldn't believe that Angela, had called me a slut, why would she do that?

"Nobody hates you, Bella," Edward whispered soothingly into my ear, "That's impossible."

I sniffled against Edward's chest, "No, it's not impossible, they said it to my face" I told Edward everything, from what Jessica and Eric said to how Angela had called me a slut. Edward was silent for a few minutes, probably holding the anger in, I could feel it.

"I'm going to take you somewhere," Edward said suddenly, breaking the silence. He didn't even let me ask where we were going, until I was already in the Cullen garage sitting in Edward's silver Volvo.

"Everything ready, Alice?" I heard Edward say before getting in the car.

"All done! Have fun!" Alice said from somewhere behind the car, giggling.

"Where are we going?" I asked curiously.

"You'll see" and with that he took my hand as we drove away into the unknown.


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Karin