Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns everything Twilight. No copyright infringement is intended.

The places exist but the email addresses are made up for the purpose of the story.

A/N: Hello there! This is a little catharsis experiment.

Graduate School, my own personal hell. Well not really, but you get the point. When you're in your late twenties, and you're still in school, a film of bitterness covers your eyes and taints everything you see.

No real angst or drama here, just a bitter graduate student dealing with this limbo I call life.

I gotta say though, I'm nowhere near as bitter as the Edward in this story, but I may or may not have wanted to kill an undergrad once. (Just kidding!)

To any pre-med undergrads reading this: it's all just for fun! ;)

So this plot bunny came to me at a seminar in school when I spotted a hobolicious-looking grad student. I told my friend Jax713 about it, and the rest is history! This wouldn't be a story without her.

Thanks to mcc101180 for beta-ing.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy!



From: Aro Volturi, arovolturi(at)fhcrc(.)org
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:18 AM
To: Edward Cullen, eacullen(at)u(.)washington(.)edu


I am forwarding this email from a brilliant undergraduate. Have you considered mentoring a student?

I think you should.


From: imswan(at)u(.)washington(.)edu
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 2:08 AM
To: Aro Volturi, arovolturi(at)fhcrc(.)org

Subject: Undergraduate Research

Dear Professor Volturi,

My name is Isabella Swan, a junior from the School of Arts and Science, majoring in microbiology, and I am interested in undergraduate research in the related field. I find your research, which studies Helicobacter pylori and its link to stomach cancer, fascinating! I have no previous research experience, but I am hard-working and responsible, and I will do my best if you give me an opportunity to join your team.

Please let me know if there is an open space for an undergraduate student in your lab.

Attached is my curriculum vitae and transcript.

Thank you,

Isabella Swan

Aro Volturi
Member, Division of Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109-1024

No previous research experience? Oh great! Just fucking great!


A/N: So, as you can see, these are going to be short! I will update twice a day. The story is all written and it's just in the process of being betad/edited.

Thanks for reading, and please hit that review button and let me know what you think! R.