It was a sweltering February afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. I was home alone, while my mom was out with her girlfriends, my stepfather Phil was out with his baseball buddies. I missed my dad which was odd for me. I only ever really saw him over the summer, this year was the only exception, my mom didn't want me going incase Phil heard anything on his job, which coincidentally, ruled our life. I missed my dad, he was my best friend. He understood me better than anyone, he was just like me. Quiet, calm, shy, but compassionate, although no one knew where my inhabited clumsiness came from. Me and my dad joked it was a gift from god. Of course what gift, entails weekly E.R trips, you tell me. He lives in Forks, Washington. Although I loved Phoenix, the sun, the desert, I missed the rain the normal looking trees, the driftwood beaches. It was a quiet town, everyone knew each other, grew up together, cared for each other. Every summer before I turned thirteen I went to visit, spend hours with my dad, Billy and his son Jacob, who apparently still had a crush on me, one thing I could deal with out I had absolutely no interest in him. For instance, when I was seven and he was five, he thought it would be funny to run into the freezing water on La Push, naked, in the bluff, commando. I puked. My dad was too busy laughing his butt off to notice, Jacob who was walking up the beach, still naked, teeth chattering, toes purple and shivering his ass off. Idiot, he was an idiot, and according to his sister Rachel, one of my friends, he still acts like an idiot, but he has accomplices, Quil Atera Jr. and Embry Call. They were boys from the reservation, I personally admired Quil, he was like an annoying cousin you wouldn't mind having. Embry was the same, but he wasn't as rambunctious. I was cooking dinner for myself when the doorbell rang. Then they thumped on the door.
"Hold your horses! Break the fucking door, I dare you!" I said walking to the door, wearing only a pair of short-shorts and my dad's old Police Academy Shirt. I opened the door to a courier.
"Isabella Marie Swan" He said lazily, ignoring me, paying attention to the wall.
"Want to pay for the door? Knock like that again and you will, now what have you got?" I asked. Now I know that was harsh… it was, but these dudes always do it. He looked at me, and gawked. He slowly composed himself.
"A package?" He said more of a question. I took the heavy box in one hand, and signed the slip with the other, the balding middle-aged man smiled, I slammed the door, in his face, perv! It was ten a.m on a Saturday morning, way too early to be hit on by a creep. I was cooking Chili, which required a lot of cooking time. I unwrapped the cardboard box; its return address was to Italy. I didn't know anyone in Italy. This was confusing. Inside were books. Well technically four books, one novella, and one guide. On top was a note.
I'm sure you are confused, don't be, my name is… not important, but I will tell you anyway. I am Aro. Now these are books of your future, for course they are a little different but it's the same plot line. Characters and their personalities, life, emotions and so on… so enjoy. Make wise choices, follow your heart.
Sincerely~ Aro.Ok now I was curious, I shrugged, walked to the refrigerator, getting the pitcher of lemonade, a glass and a tray. I put it all on the tray and walked outside to the pool, putting the tray on the mini table next to the sun chair. I went back in getting the box of books, my phone and sunglasses. I sat down, pouring myself some lemonade, then took the first book and began to read. I was enthralled, entranced, and slightly nauseous, in a good way. I finished the book, by lunch. My parents weren't due back till at least nine tonight. I gently put the book back in the box, reaching for the next. On the front cover, there was a note.
Don't worry this won't happen anymore
I read it, ending in tears. I would seriously slap him, I wondered if they had read them, I guess I was right, since New Moon wouldn't happen. I moved onto the next. I took a sip of my lemonade, spitting it over my shoulder at on part. No way in hell I was kissing Jacob, forced or not, then I read on. Then I became determined to carry a crow bar everywhere. I was done for. I had fallen for a character in a book, who happened to be a vampire, who happened to be real, who happened to live with a vampire family, who will one day be my family. I loved Edward. They were my family, Carlisle, was like another dad, Esme like another mom, Alice like a sister, Rose like a sister, Emmett and Jasper, like overly protective fun big brothers. Then my phone rang. My dad. I smiled, I knew exactly what I was going to do now.
"Bell's, how are you hunny?"
"I'm ok, but I have something to ask. Well two I guess... First where are you?"
"In the diner, eating with Dr. Cullen" I gasped. Carlisle.
"Ok, he's the cool one, anyway, it's sort of big…."
"I want to move to Fork's, I want to come live with you"
"Dad, I miss you, and I'm sick of being ruled by Phil's career… something came today, something big, and it made me realize that I should follow my heart… Can I please come live with you, dad?"
"Bell's of course! I miss you too, sweetheart. Oh Carlisle you better talk to her, seeing how, she ends up injured every second"
"Not cool, dad"
"Of course Charlie" Wow, his voice sounded like music.
"Hey dad" I said.
"I know…" He chuckled.
"How are you?"
"I just got the books… this morning. And I'm already in love with Edward. I already consider you and Esme like a second set of parents, Alice and Rose are like my sisters, Emmett and Jasper like my big brothers. Is that odd, did I freak you out, by calling you dad, do you think Esme will mind me calling her mom,oh and your son is a Your son is an idiot! If he goes all new moon on my ass, I will kill him! On a lighter note, I haven't tripped yet! I'm rambling again."
"Bella, that is completely normal… he feels the same, he loves you very much. And we feel the same way about that… Of course you didn't. you can whenever you want, And she would love that! And yes you are" He said chuckling.
"Oh I have to get to the hospital… Ill talk to you later… I look forward to meeting you, officially"
"Ok, have fun with the injuries and such. Ok, love you all. I do too. Bye dad" I said. He handed the phone to Charlie.
"He was cool… Anyway I'm going to tell my mom tonight, im going to ask her to take me shopping tomorrow, and then Monday I will start the drive, I'm not ditching my car" I said.
"Ok, Bell's" He said chuckling.
"Dad can you get me two bookshelves?" I asked
"Wow, that many books?"
"Yup" I said smiling.
"Okay, will do, love you"
"Love you too dad"
I hung up then happy screamed. Edward loved me. I was ecstatic. I picked up Breaking Dawn. I read, and read, and read. Renesmee Carlie Cullen. Holy crow. I was going to have a baby, eventually. I was excited. I picked up the last one and was confused. Bree? I read then cried. Victoria was a bitch! Well Jane was the bitch, really. But still! I picked up the guide, I looked at it, flipping through the pages, then put it away, taking the box, into my room, hiding it, until I packed. I then showered. Washing my hair with my favorite strawberry shampoo, after I was clean and dressed, I grabbed a bowl of chili and ate, while watching TV. After I ate I felt big fat tears roll down my face, I wanted to be with my dad, I wanted to be with my family, I wanted to be with my Edward. My mom walked in around eight. She saw my tears.
"Baby, what's wrong?" she asked. Use that!
"I miss dad..." I said sobbing into her hair.
"Oh baby I'm sorry!"
"mom, I wanted to ask you something... I asked dad, he said it was fine, but I don't want you to be mad..." I said wiping my tears away.
"What is it hunny?"
" I want to live with dad, I want to move to forks.." I said. She chuckled.
"Why would I be mad? Of course you can, if it's what you want!" she said.
"I do... By any chance can we go shopping tomorrow, you know, for clothes and stuff" she smiled.
"Yes, of course! Now go to bed, we have a busy day tomorrow!" she said smiling. That night I tucked into bed and dreamt of Edward...
I was smiling the whole drive home. Chuckling at my daughters excitement and clusminess. I walked in my mind blank for Edward. Jasper looked at me suspiciously.
"Father? Why so happy?" he asked.
"nothing how was your day?"
"Alice had two visions of Bella, one she was tripping and laughing, telling Alice how uncoordinated she was, the other she called Edward a jackass, I'm guessing she read them" he explained.
"i spoke to her on the phone, Charlie was on the phone with her, he seemed excited, she is moving here, she said she loves us all, and she asked if it was ok to call me and Esme, mom and dad, then she was confused"
My family chuckled, Esme was smiling brightly.
"Why was my clumsy little sister confused?" Emmett asked.
"She was worrying, she is already in love with Edward and she was freaking out, so I told her the truth" I said smiling. Edward was dazed, smiling. Alice was hazed, vision. She then giggled, Edwards smile widened.
"Bella is dreaming about Edward, and she is going shopping tomorrow, and packing! I'm excited! She is driving here! So she can have her car... It's nice, a black Mercedes Sedan... Impressive... Of course her guardian will be awesome" she said smiling. I chuckled.
"We have our daughter, finally" Esme said smiling.
"Eddie has a girlfriend" Emmett smirked. Edward rolled his eyes.
"Oh Edward she also said that if you pulled a new moon, she would kill you" I said, he gulped, then smiled, brightly.
"You are finally happy" Esme said, to our first son. He nodded.
"I'll be at my piano" he said with a wink.
"Bella's lullaby" Alice said
I woke up the next morning, excited and calm. My dreams last night... Were amazing, and they will come true... It was well amazing; I jumped out of bed running to the shower brushing my teeth, twice. Washing my hair with my strawberry shampoo. I got dressed in a hair of black shorts and a plain whit v neck t shirt. Leaving my hair down, I grabbed black slip-on shoes and my wallet, then ventured into the living room.
"Do you want to grab breakfast, maybe Starbucks ?"
"You ready to shop till you drop?"
"I can't believe I'm saying this but yes!" i replied. My mom giggled, grabbing her purse.
"Can I drive?" I asked.
"Yeah! Sure" I grabbed my keys and followed her to the garage.
"I'm going to miss my car" I sighed.
"Why don't you drive to forks?" she asked.
"Hmmm I hadn't thought of that, it is cheaper... Ok I'll do that" I said getting in, my leather seats blissfully Cool against my legs.
"Ohhh turn on Katy Perry!" my mom said I giggled; I put the CD in, and then rolled down the windows. I drove out of the garage. The sun hit us, it was nice, I'd miss it, but it was worth it.
"Oh I know" my mom switched it to I kissed a girl.
"Nice mom" soon I was singing along. We arrived at the mall in no time.
"As well as clothes and shoes, I need some new books, I'm taking all my books with me, but it couldn't hurt" I said.
"I'll get you some decent boots, Oh maybe a leather jacket?"
We walked in my mom dragged me into bath and body works.
"I'll get you some good stuff" she said.
"Hmmm freesia? Strawberries?" I suggested. She nodded. Picking up about six bottles of strawberry hand soap. She grabbed like nine bottles of freesia body wash, two bottles of body spray and four bottles of body lotion in the same scent, along with four purple- freesia scented candles.
"Really mom?" she just giggled. Paying for the body stuff. Then we walked into Victoria secrets I was afraid.
"Alice, if you ever take me here I swear!" I mumbled. I was caught by my mom; she dragged me to the underwear.
"You need bras and panties" I shivered, she giggled.
"Any color preference?"
"Mid-night blue, black maybe white for my lighter colored shirts" I smiled. She giggled. Grabbing some beautiful bra and panties in those colors, pushing me into a dressing room. I tried on a blue bra, not bothering with the panties. It looked good, I agreed blue is my color. I replaced it with my old one, taking them and nodding at my mom, she had one black and one midnight blue nightgown.
"One of my gifts, just in case", she winked. I gulped.
"Poor Edward" I mumbled. The nightgowns were silk, with fitted bras, under that they flowed out. A ribbon, tied in a bow in between the cups.
"There pretty" I said. She nodded. We paid separately, she was smiling. We walked out into the mall, we both held two bags so far; we walked into the shoe store.
"What shoes are you thinking"
"Well, I'm going to get a dress, dad says we might go to the Cullen's to eat, so heels, I can walk in them, sort of" I said smiling, she giggled.
"Any cute boys?"
"Very, his dads a doctor, his moms a interior designer, I talked to the doctor yesterday, he is really nice... The kids are all adopted teenagers, Mrs. Cullen can't have kids, apparently she is really nice, people judge them too much, but daddy is always sticking up for them, I will too! There's Rosalie and Emmett, they are dating, they Aren't technically related so it's not bad or anything.. There's Alice and Jasper, and then there's Edward" I said smiling. She giggled.
Edward's P.O.V (Sorry =) I couldn't resist!)
I was sitting on the sofa reading. Alice was next to me sketching, then she was pulled into a vision. Bella…. She was in Victoria Secrets with her mother, looking highly uncomfortable.
"Alice, if you ever take me here I swear!" she huffed. Then it changed, Bella was walking towards the check out towards her mom. She saw two nightgowns that made my undead heart skip. Oh my…
"Poor Edward" She mumbled. I chuckled. Then it changed to her talking to her mom about us. I smiled. She made me very proud…
"Ok, boots, heels, converse, running shoes and Ballet flats" I said. She nodded.
"What color dress, you thinking?"
"black" she nodded. I picked up some converse, in black, in my size. I went to the running shoes, I found some in white, with purple and black accents. My mom came over to me with some boots, ballet flats and heels, I went to the bench trying on the sneakers first they were good. I then tried the next pair, they were black, they made me look graceful, they were ballet flats so I wouldn't trip, thank god. Then the leather boots. My mom whistled.
"Very sexy!" I giggled.
"Charlie's angels eat your heart out" I said. My mom laughed. I then tried the heels, they were stilettos in black, the bottoms were bright red. My mom smiled.
"Beautiful!" she smiled. I blushed.
"I'll pay for these and the others, can you get the boots?" she nodded. We paid then walked into the mall. We went into a store, were I bought, dark wash skinny jeans, some normal pairs and two denim skirts one that went to the knees, flowing out, from the waist band. The other to the middle of my thigh, my mom bought me some shorts. We then went to American eagle, I bought some pull over's, shirts, some plaid long sleeve button ups, I went to Abercrombie and Fitch, buying a black, white, dark blue and a purple button up blouse. And some shirts, my mom found a leather jacket, my mom was whistling like crazy, I was giggling.
"You need dresses!" my mom took me to a store that sold all sorts.
"Mom look!" I found a black ankle length dress. That flew out from under the chest.
"Yes! Get that one!" she smiled, I found it in my size, my mom bought me some others, smiling happily.
"What now?" she asked.
"Jewelry? Make up?" her face lit up. She took me to an expensive jewelry store; she got me a simple necklace, with a heart on the chain.
"You should wear the stuff from your grandma swan, the turquoise bracelet, the moonstone ring, they suit you" she suggested. I nodded we went into Ultra, I got some, lip-gloss, some bright red lipstick, eye shadow pallets, eyeliner, mascara, foundation and some other stuff my mom bought a case for it all. We put all the bags in my car, the trunk was full, I had to put some in the backseat. We headed to Starbucks; I got an ice coffee and a pastry. I ate, and then headed to the bookstore. I bought new copies of the classics, so my mom could keep the old ones I then got some vampire mythology books, I headed to the supernatural section buying some cheesy romance books. My mom got some herself. I giggled at the face she made. When we paid we put them in the back seat.
"You need a laptop! And a new iPod, Phil commandeered yours" I sighed, and nodded, I had a new backpack so that doesn't matter. I bought Mac book and an iPod nano in platinum. I put them in the back seat.
"Are we done?" I asked. She nodded. Smiling, we have to pack. We went to the packing store and got some boxes. When we got home I threw all my new clothes in the wash. I started packing all the stuff I'm taking in the boxes. I packed the twilight books and guide first then all my other books, two large boxes later I was done with my books. I put them on the floor of my car. I loaded up my computer. Programming it. I then programmed my iPod loading it with my favorite music. I grabbed some suitcases. Folding my newly washes clothes placing them neatly in. I folded all my new underwear and pjs grabbing all my Victoria secret pjs, along with my old sweat pants and band t-shirts. I put all my bath stuff in a bag, placing it on top. I took all my make up out of the packs, putting it all in the makeup boxes. Then put it in a suitcase. I called my dad excitedly.
"I'm coming out"
"yeah! I'm packing now! I'm going to drive, I want to keep my sedan, can you maybe get me into the high school, for September?"
"of course! When do you set out?"
"Tomorrow morning, should be there in two days" I said.
"Well Dr. Cullen invited us to dinner Wednesday, I have to dress up so do you!" he said.
"Can't wait to see you Bells, sleep well I'll see you Tuesday"
"Ok daddy, thanks, love you"
"Love you too Bella" I hung up, I put my shoes in the car, as well as the DC's Phil got me for Christmas, they weren't for girls but I loved them, as well as my Uggs. I packed up my flat screen TV, carefully. I then packed my DVDs and CDs, putting them in my car. I put like ten packages of gum in car, along with like three hundred dollars in the glove compartment. I put on the jewelry that grandma swan bought me. Then packed the rest of my jewelry. I packed up my sheets pulling them on top of my books. I went back to my room, packing the rest of my clothes, my room looked pretty bare, I zipped up my suitcases, putting them in the truck, of my car, I then went and cleared out my bathroom, I took a shower, my mom washed today's clothes. I pulled on some old jeans and Phil's university of Phoenix sweatshirt that he gave me. I packed up the rest of my bathroom and put it in the car. My mom made me dinner, and then put five energy drinks and other snacks in my front seat, with my laptop, phone and iPod.
"I told dad I was leaving tomorrow, I'm surprising him" I said washing my dish, my mom laughed. My mom put some soda, water, and coffee in car, I kissed my mom, hugging him tightly. Then hugged Phil. I got in the car, it was full, but I could still see out the back window. I popped some gum in my mouth, turning on Katy Perry. I started my drive; I rolled down my window, the sunset, bright, throwing orange and pink in the air.