A/N: This is my first time writing anything so please be gentle! I own nothing, S Meyer does. I just like to play with the characters. Thank you for reading.

Prologue

I thought I was content with my life. Just going about my day: school, work, dinner with my parents, sleep. Repeat. I didn't need much. I admit, I would daydream about a different life with adventures and maybe a little danger, but what young adult doesn't?

This was all before I met HIM. Maybe I should explain a little about me first. My name is Isabella Marie Swan. I'm the only child of Charles and Renee Swan. My parents were high school sweethearts and are still madly in love with each other. My dad is a construction worker, mainly dealing with residential buildings, but occasionally he'll help with commercial projects. My mom, who was a nurse at the local hospital, decided when I was born to stay home instead of returning to work.

I could say my childhood was boring or perhaps say it was phenomenal, full of everything little girls dream of. But in all honesty, it was pretty normal and absolutely perfect for me. I had unconditional love from both parents and the right amount of discipline to know right from wrong. I was the ultimate good girl. I didn't experiment with drugs or alcohol, I'm still a virgin for crying out loud! The two boyfriends I did have in high school didn't really interest me enough to lose my v-card to them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a prude or anything, I just haven't found a guy I want to have sex with. It's not like I have thousands of guys knocking down my door anyways. I'm a plain jane. Brown hair and eyes, pale complexion, button nose and my top lip is slightly fuller than my bottom. I'm 5 foot 2 inches with an average body. No gigantic breasts or shapely ass. Just your average girl.

Back to the subject at hand. I was bored with my life, so during my senior year I sent out applications to colleges in; New York, Chicago, Boston and Florida. I wanted a chance to live my life and maybe do a little partying before settling down with a house and 2.5 kids. I got accepted into Cornell University with a full scholarship. My parents were thrilled and so proud of me. They offered to pay for an apartment and help me get settled in before the year started.

After graduation I said goodbye to my friends and hometown, excited to start a new chapter in my life. Never would I have imagined what New York had in store for me, or that I could possibly find the man of my dreams.

This is my story...