Disclaimer: Don't own it. Ugh. Tired of writing that lol.
I hugged my teddy bear, Snuggles, tightly. My room was completely dark except for the light that was coming from under my bedroom door. My heart raced as the loud heavy footsteps got closer. I could see the shadow standing on the other side of my door, and I could already feel the hurt that always came right after. A silent tear slid down my cheek and I wiped it off with the back of my hand. I began to shake, a quiet whimper building up in my chest, but I knew that crying only made it worse. Besides it was my fault. It was always my fault and this was the way they let me know.
Just then the door was slung open and in stepped my daddy. He was mad again, but then again he was always mad. He glared down at me with dark eyes, not even bothering to hide the disgust and hatred on his face. He stepped forward toward me, causing me to flinch away, which only seemed to make him angrier. His hand flung out and slapped me hard against the cheek. I cried out in pain and held my hand against my cheek, trying to will the sting away. It was a lost cause though. Before I could think, daddy snatched me up and yanked me out of my room.
"I'm sorry! Please! Daddy, I didn't mean to!" I screamed, writhing in his arms. My body was still sore from the last time.
"Shut the hell up, you worthless brat!" He yelled back, shaking me roughly. I looked up to see mommy standing in the living room waiting for us.
"Please Mommy! I'm sorry. Don't hurt me. Don't let Daddy-"
"I said shut the hell up!" His loud voice boomed and I found my body flying through the air and into the coffee table. I smashed my head against the edge and screamed in pain. My head was throbbing, but I ignored it when I saw that Daddy had his belt off. I felt sick to my stomach. I knew what was coming next. More pain.
Mommy grabbed me up and pulled my pants down while she held me still. The loud crack of the belt connecting with my tender skin was followed by an ear piercing scream. It happened again. And again. And again. Until it felt like I wouldn't be able to sit for a very long time. When they were done, my face was wet from the freely flowing tears. Unfortunately it was only the beginning.
Mommy shook me to get me to stop crying and screaming, but I just couldn't. It hurt so much.
"I know what will make her stop." She said in a cruel voice, dropping me harshly on the ground. She left the room in a hurry toward the back hallway and left me with daddy.
"Stop your crying right this instant!" He screamed in my face. When I didn't, he back handed me and I fell against the lamp that was by the couch. "Look what you did, you stupid girl!" He hit me again, before tossing me aside. Mommy finally came back, her face covered with a smirk.
"Ready." She told him. He nodded, yanking me up off of the ground and followed her. We went to the bathroom, where they stood in front of the bathtub. It was steaming with burning hot water. Not again!
"Wait!" I screamed. Daddy ignored my pleas and was about to place me in it, but I had to fight. I didn't want to hurt anymore. I kicked my legs as hard as I could, hitting him in his private parts. The second my body hit the floor, I took off out of the room. Mommy was right behind me, but she ended up tripping over the lamp that I had knocked over.
I opened the front door and ran for my life toward the forest just outside of my house. I should have grabbed my shoes. The ice cold snow made my feet hurt a lot, but I would rather have this pain than what they would do to me.
I kept running and running until I was very deep into the woods. I sat down in the snow, soaking my pajamas, but I couldn't run any longer. My body ached and I was very cold and sleepy.
"BELLA! WHERE ARE YOU?! YOU HAD BETTER GET BACK HERE OR SO HELP ME-! ISABELLA!" Daddy's voice rang through the air from far away.
I breathed out quietly, watching the snow flakes fall around me. It was very pretty out here. Like a winter wonderland. All of the sparkles in the snow twinkled from the moon above. I stared at everything in wonder when I felt someone staring at me. My breath caught in my throat and I whirled around quickly.
She stared at me. Her golden eyes were bright and warm. She was almost as white as the snow itself with black spiky hair. She reminded me of a pixie. No not a pixie. An angel.
I watched her step slowly toward me, almost as if she were trying not to frighten me.
"Shhh. It's alright. I'm not going to hurt you. I promise. I'm not going to let anyone hurt you." She whispered softly, leaning down toward me. Daddy's voice screamed again and I watched as her pretty golden eyes turned black. She looked up toward the sound and bared her teeth, letting out a deep growl. I noticed that she had fangs, but it didn't scare me. For some reason I felt safe around her.
She looked back down at me again, her features softening and eyes changing back to that bright gold color.
"My name is Alice. What's yours?" She asked quietly, giving me a reassuring smile.
"Bella." I replied, still staring at her in wonder.
"Bella, huh? That's a pretty name." Her voice was filled with love and I calmed even more.
"Thank you." I whispered back. She tilted her head at me, still smiling, before reaching out slowly for me and then stopping.
"Do you trust me?" She asked. I looked around for a second before nodding. "Good." She smiled, scooping me up into her arms. Her touch was almost as cold as the snow, but I didn't mind. "Let's get out of here, Sweetie."
The second she took off running, I realized that she just might be an actual angel. She was fast. Very fast. Trees blurred past us and I found myself growing even more sleepy. My eyes closed and I laid my head down against her shoulder, listening to her even breaths and enjoying how pretty she smelled.
The next time I opened my eyes, we were walking up the steps of a porch that led to a huge home. She carried me through the door and I was surprised to see even more angels! They were all just as beautiful as her too.
Two of the angels looked a little older than the rest of them and I wondered if they were the mommy and daddy angels. Yeah, probably. The daddy angel was very handsome with light blond hair and the mommy angel had hair that looked like caramel. They both smiled lovingly at me as the walked toward us and I realized that I felt safe around them too. I don't know how, but I could tell they weren't mean people.
"Is this her?" The daddy angel asked. Alice nuzzled my head and smiled over at him, nodding.
"Yes, this is Bella." She said my name with such love that it made me actually smile.
"Hello, Bella. I'm Esme." The mommy angel said, waving at me. "And this is Carlisle, Rosalie, and Emmett." I looked back and forth between everyone and waved back.
"Hi." I blushed and tried to hide my face into Alice's neck, shyly. They chuckled at me and Alice giggled, a happy purr coming from her. I looked up at her with my chocolate brown eyes and saw that she was still smiling at me.
Just then the huge giant, Emmett came up beside us. He was bouncing up and down in excitement and even though he was big, he seemed to be as much of a child as I was. He looked down at me and grinned, dimples appearing on his face and I had to giggle.
"Awe, she's so cute!" His deep booming voice said in excitement. The beautiful blond angel, Rosalie, who was taller than both Esme and Alice, walked up to his side and rolled her eyes at him before giving me a smile of her own.
"May I?" She asked, holding out her arms. Alice seemed to hesitate before handing me over to her. She held me with ease like Alice had and began to rock me slowly. "How old is she anyway?" Everyone looked at me expectantly and I held up four fingers.
"I'm four." I said in a sleepy voice, rubbing my eyes gently. They must have noticed how tired I was because Rosalie handed me back to Alice. I was grateful to be back in her arms. There was just something about her. She was my favorite. I would've been happy to stay in her arms but she quickly handed me over to Carlisle.
"Alice!" I cried out, reaching for her. She was by my side in a matter of seconds.
"Shhh... It's okay. I won't let anything happen to you. I'll always be here to protect you. Carlisle just wants to check to make sure that you're alright." I looked at her with worry, but eventually nodded.
Carlisle checked me over carefully, finding new and old bruises covering my body. By the time he was done, Alice's eyes were black and she was staring at the ground, growling and shaking.
"Alice, honey." I watched Esme place her hand on Alice's shoulder but she just shook it off and pulled me into her arms again.
"I swear I will never let anyone hurt her ever again." She said through bared teeth. And some how I knew she was right. I trusted her with everything I had. I snuggled into her neck, getting ready to fall asleep.
"I'm so glad that I found my guardian angel." I held her tightly. She kissed the top of my head and began to purr again.
"I am too, Bella. I am too."
A/N: Just something sweet. A different kind of Bellice, I guess. Hope you enjoy it...