Her Name is Bella by Purelyamuse

Summary: Masen Days prequel. Masen places a rare phone call to Alice. She remembers enjoying summers with him, watching him grow and learn to withstand his troubled childhood. Time Frame: Before Masen Days leading into the first chapter. POV: Alice Rating: M Warning: Contains talk of domestic violence and drug use.

A/N: This was written for the Fandom For Texas Wildfire Relief compilation. It contains Masen Days spoilers,so read Masen Days first. Her Name is Bella Extras (chapter pictures and playlist) are on the blog under Masen Days Extras.

Playlist: MsJaxTeller Prereaders: _ss77_, TwiFanMom, modernsafari, Dinx Betas: Perrymaxed, Mac214

Playlist: Acoustic #3 by the Goo Goo Dolls, You've got a friend by Jeanette Mccurdy (James Taylor cover), Guardian Angel by Red Jump Suit Apparatus, Wonderful by Everclear, Hold On by Good Charlotte

Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight.

Chapter 1: Alice

I'm at my craft table working on a new line. I've scoured thrift shops all summer looking for the funkiest ties. I'm making bags for my booth at the Tustin Flea Market. I saw something similar online, but I know I can make it better for less money. Based on my usual clientele, I think these will be a big hit. Who wouldn't want a cool messenger bag?

I'm working through the stitching of the inside pocket when the phone rings over the roar of my Singer. No one answers it. It rings again. "Jasper, can you get it?" I yell.

"Bathroom," he calls back. I bolt from my seat and into our bedroom, finding the phone on the dresser. I smile, looking at the caller ID. This is a nice surprise.

"Hey, stoner," I say, breathing hard.

"Hey," comes a familiar voice.

"You're calling me."

"Uh huh."

"You never call me," I say, a bit baffled.

"I call—all the time, Alice."

"No, you don't. You call me back. It's different."


"So, what's up?"

"Nothing much . . ."