Hello there my beautiful readers, this is a remember me rewrite (you don't have to read the original to follow this one) Some of you wanted more Edward in the original, I hope that what I have done here meets those ends. Hope that you like it. And welcome new readers :-)
Lets start this ride!
(Up all Night)
Shut the door
Turn the light off
I wanna be with you
I wanna feel your love
I wanna lay beside you
I cannot hide this
Even though I try
Heart beats harder
Time escapes me
It makes this harder
And the tears stream down my face.
If we could only have this life;
For one more day
If we could only turn back time
You know I'll be,
Your reason to be
Is breathing for this
I'll find the words to say
Before you leave me today
Close the door
Throw the key
Don't wanna be reminded
Don't wanna be seen
Don't wanna be without you
My judgment's clouded
Like tonight's sky
Hands are silent
Voice is numb
Try to scream out my lungs
It makes this harder
And the tears stream down my face
If we could only have this life
For one more day,
If we could only turn back time.
Flashing lights in my mind,
going back to the time
Playing games in the street,
kicking balls with my feet;
There's a numb in my toes
Standing close to the edge
There's a pile of my clothes
At the end of your bed,
As I feel myself fall
Make a joke of it all.
Edward was dying…he was going to die soon. But just when he thought all was over he meets Bella, who was doing her community service from shoplifting. They change each other's life, he makes her feel, and he makes her think. She makes him believe and gives him a reason to fight for.
Life is too short and we have to cherish every single second of it.
When I was caught shoplifting I thought that it was the worst thing that could have happened to me, and when the judge sentenced me with 200 hours of community service, I thought it was an eternity! But I never thought that I'd love working at the hospice so much...or that I would meet someone like Edward.
Edward has a weak heart; he says he's going to die. Since I met him, I've realized how lucky I really am. Love is a mysterious but magical thing, it's a blessing, a gift from God and we should make the best of it, love with no regrets. I used to think 200 hours of volunteer work was such long time. But Edward might not even live long enough to see me finish…
How do you say good bye to someone you love?
May 30th, 2010.
A shrill sliced through the air. Bella snatched up her phone before it could ring a second time.
"Hi, Bella how'd it go?" Her best friend Alice asked.
"Horrible! The judge hated me. She wouldn't even listen to my side of the story."
Alice mumbled something intelligible.
"Well, tell me… What did they do to you?"Alice prompted impatiently.
"They sentenced me to two hundred hours of community service." Bella said with resignation.
"Your sentence is COMMUNITY SERVICE!" Alice exclaimed at the end. "But that's crazy! This was your first offence...it was a joke. Give me a break Bella, anyone who knows you, knows you're not a thief!"
"Try telling that to the judge," Bella told her.
"Oh my Prada! Two hundred hours of community service!" Alice continued.
"Yes Alice. Repeating it won't make it sound less" Bella said exasperated.
"You might as well take the vows and become a nun. What about cheerleading, Shopping, and your social life?" Alice insisted
"According to the judge, I don't need one." Bella replied rolling her eyes.
"Oh Bella, this is unfair!"Alice said sympathetically. "This is your senior year, the one in high school you can actually have a good time."
"It's just ten weeks, more or less Alice" Bella said
"And all thanks to Jessica and her stupid dare, I hate that hyena" Bella added angry.
It was Jessica's fault that she was on this mess.
"Yeah she sure is, but don't worry about her, I took care of it…" Alice said
"What did you do Alice?" Bella asked her curiosity rising, "well let's say that she will now have some green highlights…" Alice said laughing.
"No way Alice, you didn't! You dyed her hair green!" Bella exclaimed "yup, no one messes with my girl" she said
"No problem sis" Alice said
"Try looking at this situation on the bright side, at least if you're working at the hospital, you might meet some cute interns." Alice joked, Bella frowned.
"Hah, yeah maybe" Bella said still with bitter tone.
Then from downstairs she heard her mother calling her.
"Alice look, mom's yelling at me, I've got to go."
"Remember to excuse me from school tomorrow, I have a dentist appointment, then mom wants me to go to this shrink. You know she says that my shopping is becoming an addiction…whatever!" Alice said.
"Okay Alice, will do. Don't forget the medical certificates for the excuse folder." Bella added.
"Have fun serving the community" Alice said at the end.
"I won't be having any fun." Bella said her tone bitter.
As soon as she hung up, Bella ran downstairs to meet her mother who was waiting at the front door.
"Bella" her mother called impatiently.
"Yes mother, I'm coming…" Bella said exasperated.
"I've got a meeting tonight in L.A. There are tuna steaks and a salad in the fridge for you." Renee said.
"You're driving to L.A now?" Bella asked
"I don't have much choice." her mother said bluntly.
"When are you coming back?" Bella asked.
Her parents have been giving her the cold shoulder ever since they picked her up from the police station when she was taken, they were ashamed. Actually her parents were more preoccupied of what the neighbors would say than to believe her when she said that it was all a dare.
"Midnight, if I leave now. Although I might spend the night and be home tomorrow" she said inpatient.
"Okay then mom. Drive safely, please don't wreck my car, ill need it" Bella told her mother.
"Well, actually Bella, your car, driving and credit card privileges have been revoked for the duration of your sentence." Renée said looking at Bella, her annoyed expression changed to horror.
"No mom! No! You guys can't do this to me. Not now! You can't take my car away! And the credit card too? How am I going to get around and eat?" she raised her voice indignantly.
"If you take my car, how am I supposed to get to the hospital?" Bella asked sarcastically.
Renee sighed, "Isabella enough! I don't have time for this right now, as for your earlier question…well, you can take the bus." she told her.
"But mom, I didn't do it! It's so unfair that you and dad don't believe me! It was Jessica, she dared me to do it mom!" Bella yelled.
"And you were stupid enough to follow through, so now deal with it" she told her.
"Here are the bus routes and stops; I marked your route for you." her mom said handing her the pamphlet. "We will give you a weekly amount of money for you to get by. You will get your stuff back when you have completed your sentence" Renée explained.
"Mom please, I want my car, my credit card!" Bella pleaded one last time, "No Bella Charlie's and I decision is final okay, it's time for me to go."
"Yeah mom, whatever" Bella replied defeated.
She went to her purse and extracted her wallet, she gave her mother the driver's license and credit card with a sigh, 200hrs of community service, and now she doesn't have a car or money to get by…great!
Could her life get any better?
"Be careful please and don't wait up for me or your father, we might get home very late tonight or stay the night." Her mother said before she closed the door. She got in Bella's car and after a haste wave to her, she was gone.
Bella was stunned with all her mother words. No car, no money, no cheerleading, no shopping for ten weeks and all because she needed to prove Jessica that she wasn't a coward, and also because Ethan, the boy she was crushing on was there and she didn't want him to think she was a prude. One stupid little mistake and her life was over! On the bright side, she was very happy that Jessica paid her part.
July 1st, 2010.
Bella clutched the bus schedule in her hand and hoisted her backpack onto the bus stop bench. A few moments later, the bus arrived and Bella climbed on board. She handed five dollars to the bus driver; he looked at her like she'd grown another head.
"Exact change please" he said.
"Exact change?"Bella was aware of everyone staring at her.
"Yes, what's the matter; you never took the bus before, kid?" The driver asked her.
Bella nodded to answer his question.
Several passengers laughed; her cheeks were pink with embarrassment. After she gave the driver money, she took a seat an empty seat near the window. The bus pulled away, she kept looking through the window, her heart sinking as they rode past the chic, newly built shopping center. Bella sighed in exasperation.
Finally, after what seemed an eternity, the bus came to a halt for red light at Aston Street. Her stop was there; when the light changed to green she took breath, and stood off the seat. She started to go for the back door and came face-to-face with tall, tanned, dark-haired boy… He was huge! The boy stepped back and let Bella in front of him. The bus sailed right on past her stop.
"Hey," she called panicked. "I want to get off here."
"Then why didn't you press the buzzer?" the driver yelled back.
"Buzzer… What buzzer?"Bella frantically looked around for a button to push but didn't see one.
"Its right there," the boy said from behind her. Twirling around, she frowned at the guy who distracted her in the first place.
"What's the matter, haven't you ever been on a bus before?" he said.
The bus lurched to halt before she could come up with snappy reply. The good-looking guy, Bella figured him to be at least twenty one, gave her an amused smile, stepped past her and got off, she scrambled off behind him. She peered down the street, walked up the concrete walkway, read the directions the judge gave her again, and right there on a corner, up the stairs and across a wide porch was the building she was looking for. Although it didn't look like a building, it was more like a three story house.
This didn't look like a hospital at all, a small sign over the door said simply:
LILLIAN'S NURSING HOUSE.
She rang the bell and waited, and waited.
Bella pressed the bell again.
Really, what was wrong with these people? Were they all deaf?
Suddenly the door flew open.
A beautiful, young woman with blue eyes, stood there.
"Can I help you?" she asked.
"I'm, uh…Isabella Swan…I've been assigned here..."her voice trailed off as the woman eyes narrowed and looked at her from head to toes, "for community service" The woman finished.
"You're late! Your shift started ten minutes ago!"
I'm toast! Bella thought.
A/N: Well there you have it, some of the chapters might look the same but this story is beta-ed (the original wasn't and had a LOT of grammatical mistakes) this one has less and is more readable. This is another turn in the story, what some of the reviewers asked for. Again hope that you liked it! See you next chapter. The Link for the blog of the story will be in my profile. Thank you :-)