Title: The Singer Way
Word count: 1,858
Chapter title: The Day the Music Died
Chapter rating: PG
Pairing: Bella & Dean
Disclaimer: Don't own Supernatural or Twilight
Author's note: Got the idea stuck in my head, had to write it down. Hope ya'll enjoy.
Again, it appeared in print – the stages of grief. This time it was in an Austin American Statesman article about a soon-to-be closed bar near the University of Texas campus. A young man who is a patron of the bar stated that he was going through the seven stages of grief, but was stuck on anger.
Bella let out a soft groan as she read over the article. That man didn't know anything about grief. He lost a bar. Bella lost someone she loves deeply.
People often write about the inadequacy of language in the face of their loss. There are no words to describe the pain of burying someone you love. If you lose a spouse, you are widow; if you lose a parent, you are an orphan. But what about when you lose the person you've known your entire life, your best friend? How do you name something you cannot comprehend?
Bella moved the curser to the small 'x' in the corner of the screen and quit out of the browser. She'd been looking for anything that pointed to a hunt.
"You still on that damn computer?" Bobby grumbled, walking into the dark room. "This room needs some light." He pointed out and pulled the curtains open. Bella cringed at the offending light and quickly covered her eyes.
Once Bella's eyes adjusted, she moved her hand towards the bottle of whiskey that sat next to the computer.
"You're too young to be drinking!" Bobby scolded Bella after pulling the bottle out of her hands. "Now, I know that this has been hard for you but you need to stop sitting around and mopping."
"Dean died last week." Bella pointed out. "I think I have a right to be upset."
"Alright then," Bobby grumbled. He put the bottle down on the table and crossed his arms over his chest. "I'm sending you to live with Charlie."
Bella immediately paused her actions and her eyes flickered to Bobby's.
"Charlie? As in Charlie Swan?" Bella asked Bobby. "No. It's not gonna' happen. No."
"You don't really have a choice here Bells." Bobby stated. "I'm sending you to go live with Charlie in Forks,Washington."
"You're sending me to the middle of nowhere? I'm your daughter!" Bella yelled as she stood up.
"Yes, you're my daughter and I'm doing what's best for you." Bobby told Bella calmly.
"This is not what's best for me." Bella shouted.
"You're going to Forks and that's final!" Bobby yelled. Usually when Bobby yells, it means you should shut up and sit down. Bella knew her father better than anyone else. She knew she wouldn't win this battle, although she definitely wasn't happy about spending her last year of high school in some town in the middle of nowhere. "I'll call the bus station to see when their next bus toWashingtonleaves. You should pack your bags."
"I cannot believe this." Bella grumbled to herself as she walked around her room, packing things into her suitcase. "This is so stupid! I don't need to leave!"
Bella picked up every clothing item she thought she'd need inWashington. Unfortunately, Bella didn't own many warm clothes, the only things that might possibly keep her warm were the few jackets she had. She'd have to borrow some money for Bobby so she could buy some things once she arrived in Forks. Or she could just steal what she needed.
Once all of her clothes and shoes were in the suitcase, she began to pack her weapons in her duffel.
"There's a bus leaving forSeattletonight." Bobby told me, appearing at the door to Bella's bedroom. "You can catch another bus fromSeattleto Forks."
Bella didn't reply to Bobby, she continued to pack her weapons into her duffel. First the shotguns went in, then the hand guns, then the knives, then the salt.
"You gonna' talk?" Bobby asked.
Bella let out an exasperated breath and sat down at the edge of her bed.
"I'm sorry that it's gotta' be this way, Bells. But staying here isn't good for you." Bobby said softly before he sat down next to Bella and wrapped an arm around her shoulder. "The bus is leaving soon. We should get to the station."
Bobby stood up and grabbed Bella's suitcase and duffel.
Bella waited a few minutes after Bobby had left her room before she got up. Just as Bella was about to leave her room, she noticed a dusty old box sticking out from underneath her bed. She knelt down and pulled out the box. Bella sat on her bed and examined the box closely before opening it. Inside were a bunch of old photos.
Bella pulled out the one on the top to see that it was a picture of her, Sam and Dean when she was 10 and Dean was 18.
"I don't want to do my homework, Dean! It's boring!" 10 year old Bella complained.
"Bobby said-" 18 year old Dean started but Bella cut him off.
"Bobby's not here, Dean!" Bella said and Dean laughed. "Can't we just watch TV? Please?"
Dean rolled his eyes, giving in to the 10 year old green eyed beauty. "Fine," Dean smiled. Dean and Bella moved from the kitchen and into the living room where they sat down on the couch, in front of the TV. "What do you want to watch?"
"Comedy," Bella said with a small smile as she cuddled up next to Dean.
"Comedy it is," Dean said and flicked through the channels until he found a comedy suitable for a ten year old girl.
Bella was pulled out of her memory when Bobby beeped the horn, signalling that it was time for her to leave. She grabbed the rest of the pictures out of the small box and shoved them into her pocket.
Bella rushed down the stairs and out the front door. Bobby had her suitcase and duffel in the back seat, so she jumped into the front seat next to Bobby.
The drive to the bus station was short and soon Bella was throwing her bags into the bus.
"I'll call you when I get there." Bella said.
Bobby pulled Bella into an embrace. "Have fun in Forks." He whispered.
"Yeah right," Bella laughed without humor. "Bye dad."
Bella stepped away from Bobby. She gave him one last wave before hopping on the bus.
After the bus pulled out of the station, Bella pulled the pictures out of her pocket. She found another one of her, Sam and Dean when she was 12, Sam was 17 and Dean was 20. It was on Christmas morning. John had dropped the boys at Bobby's the night before.
Sam smiled when he opened the present Bella gave him; a book on law. Bella knew that Sam had an interest in law and one day wanted to study it.
Dean handed Bella a small paper bag. Bella smiled and opened it to find a necklace with a small pendant.
"It's for protection." Dean said and helped Bella put it on. "Don't say I never gave you anything."
For the entire trip, Bella switched between looking through the photos and sleeping. By the time the truck pulled into the station inSeattle, Bella had looked through the photos about fifty times.
Bella rubbed her eyes and made her way off the bus. She was surprised by how cold the air was and pulled her jacket closer into her body.
She grabbed her suitcase and duffel and waited for the bus to Forks to arrive.
The ride to Forks wasn't too far and soon Bella was getting off at some diner in Forks. Bella let out a soft groan when she realised she'd have to find her own way to a place she didn't know how to find in a town she'd never been to before.
It was around mid day and the streets were busy. Bella pulled her suitcase and duffel behind her and began to walk down the street. Bobby had given her Charlie's address but she still had no idea where she was.
Bella was half way down the road when a truck pulled up next to her. "You need a ride?" A boy who looked to be around Bella's age asked her. He had short blond hair, blue eyes and a baby face.
"I have this rule where I don't get into trucks with strangers who could chop me up." Bella told the boy.
"Well I'm a high school basketball player if it helps." The boy replied.
Bella thought about it for a moment before throwing her bags in the back of the truck and hopping in the front seat.
"I'm Mike." The boy informed Bella, sticking his hand out.
"Bella," Bella replied and reached out to shake his hand.
"Right, you're the girl who's staying with Chief Swan." Mike acknowledged.
"How do you know that?" Bella asked him, her brows furrowing.
"It's a small town, news travels fast." Mike said. After five minutes of small talk with, Mike finally pulled up in front of an old two story house. "Will I be seeing you at school?"
"Maybe," Bella replied. She hopped out of the car and grabbed her bags. "See you round Mike."
Mike peeled out of the driveway and drove down the street. Bella turned around to see a police cruiser was also parked in the drive way. She walked up the porch steps and found that the front door was open.
Bella turned the knob and pushed the creaky door open. "Anyone home?" Bella called out into the old house. There was no answer. "Anyone even care?"
"It was about time you got here." An old voice grumbled and Bella nearly let out a scream. She turned to see a middle aged man leaning against the wall with a beer in his hand.
"You must be Charlie." Bella said politely and stuck her hand out to shake Charlie's. Charlie looked at Bella's outstretched hand but made no move to shake it so Bella awkwardly put her hand down.
"I got some rules." Charlie grumbled, moving closer to Bella. "While in this house; no alcohol, no drugs, your curfew is 9 o'clock on week days, 11 o'clock on weekends, no boys in your room. Do I need to go over the rules for sex?"
"No." Bella said quickly, her cheeks going red.
"Your room is upstairs, next to the bathroom." Charlie informed me. "I've enrolled you in school. You should go upstairs and unpack."
"Thanks for letting me stay here," Bella mumbled.
"Whatever," Charlie grumbled before walking into the kitchen to grab another beer.
Bella grabbed her bags and made her way up the stairs. There were only three rooms; Charlie's room, the bathroom, and her room.
Bella opened the first door to find that it was the bathroom, so, she opened the door next to the bathroom and walked into what would be her room for the next year.
Bella let out a long sigh and sat on the end of the double bed. She looked around the room before saying, "Home, crappy home."
Author's note: Please review and tell me what you think. I'd like to know where you all think the story should go.
Bella Singer played by Sophia Bush
Dean Winchester played by Jensen Ackles
Sam Winchester played by Jared Padalecki