A/N: It's BACK! We're BACK! Thank you all for the kind words and reviews. My co-author and I posted Authors Notes on all of our stories, but some of them got taken down. Long story short... a lot of people we went to school with died within a short period of time, and we needed to really re-group and reevaluate everything. We need to thank our two FABULOUS beta's that we found on SparklyRedPen: Lustliketequila and Ninmessara. Not a lot has been changed with the first chapter, but it definitely sounds better. The rest of the chapters will be posted about once a week. We both really hope you all still love this story. It's still our baby and we could never abandon it. Xoxo
Disclaimers: This story is rated M due to mentions of abuse, rape, violence, and generally not nice stuff. There will be some things that are possibly triggering. Read at your own risk. If you are UNDER the age of 18, turn back now. Also; don't own anything publically recognizable.
Tears In Heaven
Chapter One: Breaking up is hard to do
I had to break up with him. He did it again. He promised me that he wouldn't hit me again, and he did. He actually told me he loved me and then hit me. For what? For talking to someone who wasn't him? I don't know why I've stayed in this relationship. I should have left when it all started seven months ago. I remember it like it was yesterday.
I had just got off the phone with Edward's brother. Not some random person, his brother, the person I've been able to tell anything to; my best friend. Edward was mad. Really mad. His once green eyes had turned black as he backed me into the corner of his living room. We were the only ones in the house,and now I regretted coming over here. "Edward, please. I'm sorry. I didn't do anything wrong. I was talking to Emmett. He just wanted to let me know he'd be coming back in a few months. He wanted me to tell you to be ready to meet Ali's new boyfriend…" I started speaking very fast but trailed off when I saw the hatred in his eyes. Hatred toward me.I don't know what provoked this side of him. I'd never seen it before. "Edward, calm down. Let's just talk about this okay?" I was trying to reason with him as tears streamed down my face. I couldn't see anything, not really. The last thing I remember seeing was his hand reaching up to strike my face, hard. This was the very first time Edward Cullen ever hit me. Unfortunately it would not be the last.
"Bella, love, please I can change. Don't end this. You mean the world to me." I scoffed at him. Like I hadn't heard that before. That's what he always told me. 'I didn't mean it,' he'd say, or 'I love you,' or 'I can change,' he'd tell me. I'd heard it all before. I didn't believe him then, I sure as hell don't believe him and his abusive ass now.
"Save it Edward. I know you don't mean it. You always say the same thing. Then things always turn out the same way. You say you'll change, then if I call you five minutes late, you see me the next day and hurt me. I'm done with it. We're done, Edward. Please don't come by to see me." He grabbed my wrist and I knew he wasn't going to let go. I did the only thing I knew to do in this situation. "Edward, if you don't let me go, I'm calling Emmett." When I said his brother's name, he blanched and let me go. I ran out of the house and down to my car. I got in and didn't stop driving until I was in La Push.
There was only one person I wanted to see right now. Sam Uley. My second best friend, besides Emmett. I was driving around looking for him when I saw Jacob Black. "Hey Jake, do you know where Sam is? Something came up, and I need to talk to him." Jake smiled at me. He really was attractive. He had russet skin, muscles in all the right places, short spiky black hair and a gorgeous smile. The only issue was that he scared me. The only two men in my life besides Charlie that I wasn't scared of were Emmett and Sam. I had never told either of them, but today, I'm telling Sam everything. Hopefully when Emm gets here, he'll want to see me.
"Yeah Bells. He's down at First Beach. Is everything okay? What happened to your wrist?" He looked at my wrist with a worried look on his face.
"I'm fine. I fell at Edwards and I guess when he caught me he grabbed me a little too hard. See you later okay?" He nodded at me and I smiled before continuing my drive to Sam. I saw him sitting on a rock. He really was the best friend I could ever want. He took up Emmett's role once he left for college. I knew deep in my heart that after I told Sam everything he wouldn't feel any differently about me, some of Edward's words would still ring in my ears.
I brushed off any lingering thoughts of worthlessness and marched over to Sam. "Sam, I need to tell you something. It's going to be really hard but you have to promise to listen to me all the way through before you say anything okay?" He nodded at me and moved to let me sit down. "So, you know how for the past like six months on and off I've had weird cuts and bruises all over me?" Sam nodded and waited for me to continue. "Well, the thing is, Edward, sometimes he gets really mad at me and he hits me. I never know when it's coming. Sometimes he's good, but other times he's bad. He rarely hits me in the face, but today, today he did. I don't know what I did, but he just hit me. I've been kicked, hit, punched, raped, everything under the sun, and I was so ashamed that I couldn't tell anyone, not even you. The first time it happened I was talking to Emmett and he got upset at me about it.
"The next time was after I was over here and I didn't tell him. Whenever I don't call him on time the next day he freaks out on me. Emmett's coming home in a few days and I'm planning on telling him too, but Sam, I'm so scared. I just broke up with him and he didn't want to let me go. What do I do? You have to help me. Please don't hate me. I don't know what I'd do if I ever lost you." I was crying uncontrollable sobs. They were wracking my body to the point that I was almost hyperventilating. Sam pulled me into his chest and rocked me like a baby.
"Shhhh, Bella, sweetheart, calm down. You're safe here. It's okay. I won't let anything happen to you. Why didn't you tell me to begin with? I could've helped you. Why didn't you tell Emmett? You said he hit you in the face today?" I nodded as he paused for my answer. "Can I look at it Bella?" I started to pull away from him. "Bella, I won't hurt you. I just want to see your face so I can decide what to do. Being hit in the face is a pretty big thing. He was comfortable enough with his control on you that he thought you'd lie to cover up anything. Now, just let me see how bad it is okay? You've known me forever. You have no reason to not trust me."
I sighed and let him look at my face. The truth of the matter was I hadn't even seen it yet.
"Okay Sam. I'm just warning you, I don't even know how bad it is yet. I haven't gotten the chance to look at it myself. So, don't try to downplay anything, okay?" He nodded and took me further down the beach to where no one could possibly see us. Just as I was starting to forget Edward, I got a text message from him.
Isabella Marie Swan! Get your sorry, worthless ungrateful self back to my house immediately. If I find out you've been with the Indian boy, the next time I see you, you are in a world of trouble. We are over when I say we are, not you.
Sam looked over my shoulder at the message. "When is Emmett coming home?"
"Sometime next week I think. Why?"
"I want you to stay here with me until he does okay? I'm worried about your safety at home. Shoot, I have to work today. Do you mind staying with Jake?" He looked like he already knew the answer. "Whatever, I'll take the day off. My uncle owns the store anyways. I'm going to drive you home, okay? You're going to pack up some clothes and then come back here? Is that okay Bella?" I was mute through the whole series of questions he asked me and just nodded my head dumbly. We were driving down the road in silence when I got another message, but not from Edward. It was from Emmett
Hey baby bells! Guess what! Your favorite person in the whole world –besides Sam- is coming home in exactly one week! Can you believe it? Can't wait to see my favorite tiny person! Love you shortie. -Emmy-bear
"Emmett's coming next week! I'm so excited to see him!" Then the actual truth hit me. If Emmett came home, I'd have to tell him everything. Did I really want to tell him what his brother had done to me? Did I really want to embarrass myself that badly? "Sam, what if Emmett doesn't want to be my friend anymore. I broke up with Edward. He's Emmett's brother…" I trailed off as Sam gave me that look like 'he'll love you no matter what' "Maybe I'll text him back and tell him that I'm done with Edward." Sam nodded as I sent Emm a text.
Emmy-bear! FYI, Edward and I are no longer dating. Please don't hate me. Some stuff came up that I need to talk to you about ASAP. Can't wait to see my favorite teddy bear. Love you Wanda
I drove the rest of the way back with Sam in silence, until we got to my house and saw Edward there.
A/N: Well, you guys still loving it? Let me know! Also, I wanted to recommend a fic to you guys I just found. It's by "fightforAllTheWrongReasons" and its AMAZING. The story is named Bed Of Lies, its a Bella/Jasper. Go give it some love after you've reviewed this. Xoxo