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This is the last of the chapters for today, catch you over the weekend.
It was before five when the phone rang and I answered my dad's call.
"The cast came off, so everything is back to normal with my hand," I told him, but his first sentence let me know that Chief Swan was calling me, not my dad.
"Bella, how well do you know Bree Tanner?"
Surprised by his question I answered honestly, "I know her pretty well for working and hanging out with her over the last two months. She's kind of private, but we think something happened in her past that messed her up. Why do you ask?"
"I can't tell you what I found out after doing a background check, but Mark was on his way back to the station late last night and he saw her car parked in the back of the parking lot off of Main Street."
"Okay, so she probably crashed somewhere in town last night," I reasoned. "What, did she do something wrong?"
"No, it's just…" my dad trailed off for a minute before rushing forward, "she was sleeping in her car. From what he could see it looks like she is living in her car and the things we found when checking her out confirm that she doesn't have a current address, just a P.O. Box."
"Oh, my god, are you saying she's homeless?" That thought broke my heart. Bree and I had become pretty good friends at work, and the thought of her living like that killed me.
"It looks like it, Bells. Maybe you guys can figure something out for her, because it worries me to see a young girl like her living like that." I could hear the sadness in my dad's voice, so I was quick to reassure him.
"We'll do what we can. I've got to go, but I'll talk to you later. Bye, Charlie."
I hung up the phone and immediately dialed Edward. "Baby, I need to talk to you, can I stop by for a few minutes?"
"Sure, I'll see you soon," Edward said before hanging up.
Dialing Bree, I called and asked her to come over for dinner around six. She agreed, so I was off to meet with Edward and see about keeping my promise.