Chapter One

Isabella Swan P.O.V

"For the last time, we're fine, Dad. We're just getting everything unpacked." I looked over at my two year old daughter, who had climbed into the box of her stuffed animals and was simply throwing them on the floor. "Well, Riley is trying at least." I sighed down the phone.

My new two bedroom apartment wasn't exactly huge but for the two of us it was perfect. As a new build, it was spacious and light. A neutral theme ran through the living room, kitchen diner and bedrooms, and the bathroom was clean and functional.

"Alright, I suppose I should let you get back to it then." My father, Charlie, said. "Just ring me tomorrow, ok?"

"Promise. Love you."

"Love you too, Bells. Hug Riley for me."

"Will do. Bye Dad." I hung up the phone and turned back to the mess building in the living room.

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By seven o'clock Riley had conked out on the sofa so I carried her down the hall to her new bedroom. We had managed to get most of the unpacking done and I was exhausted. Leaving the door ajar, I made my way to my room opposite my daughter's.

I quickly changed into my pyjamas and climbed into bed, thinking over today and what was to come.

It was a hard decision to move me and my daughter across the country to New York to work for Cullen Publishing House. After much debating I decided it was what was best for our future, to break out on our own, but I knew that the move was just as tough for my dad as it was for me.

My parents had been divorced since before I could walk and my mother passed away when I was ten. Since then I have lived with my father in Forks, Washington. He has always been the best father possible, supporting me and loving me through everything, even becoming a single mother at seventeen although thankfully I was able to rush through my senior year and graduate high school weeks before Riley's birth. He helped me with Riley while I struggled on my way through four years worth of college work crammed into two. Without him God only knows where Riley and I would be, given that her father never wanted anything to do with us. But now, here I am ready to start work at the country's top publishing house, as the assistant to their newest editor, Edward Cullen.