Sorry, sorry sorry! I'm not dead, just busy.

Thank you to whoever's still reading this, you're a gem :)

Also, just quickly, I'm so surprised at how many of you jumped to the conclusion of Bella being raped! They will be no rape scenes in any of my stories EVER :)

Sam POV

She burst in without any warning at all, then froze when she saw us like she wasn't expecting us to be there. An awkward silence fell over us and since no one else was making a move, it looked like it was up to me to end it.

"So you're Isabella then, I guess?"

She blinked a few times before she finally seemed to register that I had even spoken.

"Oh, um, yes, but I prefer Bella."

"Sorry, Edward only called yo-"

"Edward only calls me Isabella because I'm too scared he'll whack me over the head if I tell him otherwise."

Mike took this as his chance to finally open that big mouth of his and said "Hey, well you must have done something wrong if you ended up here."

Bella dropped her gaze to the ground.

"Shut it, Mike" Seth glared over at Mike. Seth had never liked Mike.

"So this is Mike and Seth" I said pointing to each "and I'm Sam." I said before another awkward silence could form again.

"Oh, hi."

"Your bed will be in the same shed as all of us. I hope you don't mind but Edward likes to keep all the "departments" of slaves separate and since we've never had a girl gardener before it hasn't been a problem. Seth and I hung up a sheet before you came so you can have a little privacy. We wouldn't look anyway, we swear."

"Hey! No promises!" Mike said nodding his head with a cocky grin.

"Shut up, Mike!" Mike stopped however after Seth said this.

I gave Mike a glare of my own before speaking again. If he was going to be like this the whole time Bella was here, he could sleep outside.

"It's actually lucky you're here. Normally we don't do much except upkeep on the gardens, this takes all three of us because the garden is so big. But recently, Mr Edward decided he wanted a whole new water feature, so we'll all be working hard to keep the gardens clean and build this giant thing. So, I hope you like digging."

"Digging? I thought I was just going to be pruning roses?"

"Are you kidding?" There goes Mike and his mouth again "Edward is so anal about his roses that he would probably have a heart attack if you even bruised one of the petals! Let alone not prune them the "right way""

"Anyway Mike, I've got to start getting all this set up so Mike and Seth will show you your new bed and I'll meet you all back here when your done."

They all nodded and left.

I let out all the air that seemed to be trapped in my chest during that whole conversation. I'm not going to lie, it was a huge shock to have your boss – master, whatever – come to you for a personal favor. Especially when the word going around was that he was sick. Now, me and Edward had never really been buddy-buddy, so I don't know what made him think of me. Especially if the idea he had in mind meant that his young and attractive personal slave would be living with 3 men for the foreseeable future.

I had a bad feeling about the whole thing and I have no idea what he was thinking that made him believe it was the right thing to do. But I think does believe that. That it was the right thing to do, I mean.

I mean, come on, I've spoken to this guy for about 10 seconds in my whole life, but there was just something about the way he spoke his parting line. He kind of stumbled and mumbled and eventually ended up with "Just... make sure she's ok...ok?"

Who am I to challenge authority?

BellaPOV

For the first 10 minutes of my new "job", I think I just had a constant stream of "fuckfuckfuckfuck" playing over and over in the back of my head. Everything was happening so fast. Before I knew it they were all ushering me to a shed and passing me some old pants and a shirt to change into because I "must be crazy if I think I'm going to wear that!". I have to admit though, white was not a good color to work in.

I spent the rest of the day listening to orders and trying not to screw up too much. Still, it was easy to tell that I wasn't doing half the work of the others. I don't think they minded though, I think they understood that I had the upper body strength of a carrot.

This doesn't mean that I didn't work up a sweat. We were allowed one 5 minute break in the middle of the day and boy did I enjoy it. I almost groaned when Seth offered to show me some of the other jobs. Seth told me we were going to rake the leaves around the front of the house. I tell you, it's almost it's own journey just walking around that giant thing of a house.

We set to work quickly. I was actually kind of glad they gave me a job I could be useful at, something where I was just as fast as the others. Seth was chattering on most of the time, I think it was just nerves. It was nice though, he seemed pretty friendly. I'm not too sure how I'll be with that Mike guy though.

Anyway, just as I was walking over to Seth I noticed a movement in the window. I look over but only see the swaying of a curtain falling shut.

I study the building for a moment trying to match the windows on the outside to the poor map in my head of the inside of the house. I got confused though and couldn't quite figure out witch room it was, I didn't want Seth to think I was slacking off so I quickly went back to helping him rake the leaves in a pile.

That stupid voice in my head kept telling me it was Edward's window and I just kept telling it that I only wanted it to be Edward's window.

Now why in hell would I want that?

I know, it's short :(

Also, if you haven't already noticed from the poor grammar and overuse of italics, I don't have a Beta anymore... I don't think. They kind of just stopped sending it back, so I don't know, I don't know.

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