Hey everybody! I know, I am the worst person in the world! I haven't updated in a year, but I just had to share this story with you. I promise you I will do my best to update every day or every other day! And I'll even continue my other stories! So please stick with me!

Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight or any recognizable characters or situations.

Bella's POV

Edward Cullen. When others hear that name, they think of an amazing guy, a wealthy guy, a trusted guy.

When I think of that name, I think of my first kiss, my first date, my first boyfriend, my first love.

Or at least I used to think that.

Now I just think of him as the guy who had made me lose my self-confidence. I think of the guy who calls me worthless and hideous; fat and nothing special.

He wasn't always so cruel.

The first couple of months into our relationship was amazing and he was always such a gentleman, but when he tried to persuade me to further our physical relationship, I just wasn't ready and he became distant.

The verbal abuse started small. First he would simply call me rude names, but eventually the rude names escalated and they become much more hurtful.

Luckily I always have my best friend, Jared Cameron, to keep me happy when I need some cheering up - which is almost always after I spend time with Edward.

Jared knows how Edward treats me; I was the one who told him.

I trust Jared with my entire heart. He is, after all, my best friend. When I told him exactly how Edward treats me, Jared wanted to kill him.

He has always been so protective over me. He wanted me to break up with Edward, but at the time, I didn't want to because I honestly loved him. Now that I have finally been fed up with Edward's crap, I'm scared to end things with him. It's just that lately he has started to become very aggressive. When he became angry with me, he would punch the wall right next to my head, almost hitting me. So I'm stuck with him until I grow a pair and end it with him.

I was currently getting ready to go over to Jared's house. It was a nice day, surprisingly, and we wanted to enjoy it by going down to First Beach.

I quickly put on my light blue bikini and grabbed a random t-shirt and shorts and I was out the door.

I really didn't have to take my truck since I live like 3 minutes away from him so walking will be just fine.

I walked up to the front door and just walked in. His mom was used to this already.

"Jared! Are you ready yet?" I yelled hoping he'd be able to hear me.

I heard heavy footsteps coming down the stairs and then Jared appeared.

I am going to be completely honest with you…my best friend is hot. Like really hot!

If I didn't want to ruin my friendship with him and if I wasn't with Edward, I would totally be crushing on him.

"Hey Bells! You ready to go?" he asked.

"Yea, let's go."

Once we arrived at the beach, we found a cozy spot and put our stuff down.

There weren't many people today which is really good.

I started to take off my t-shirt and shorts and looked up to find Jared staring at me.

I started to blush and asked, "What?"

He quickly looked away, looking embarrassed, while shaking his head and muttered, "Nothing."

He then proceeded to take him own shirt off and, not that I have checked him out before, but there was a new set of muscles on his stomach; a six pack.

"Whoa Jared! When did this happen?" I asked, still staring at them.

He stood up straighter and started patting them. "I don't really know. They just showed up out of nowhere."

I gave him a look of disbelief.

"I don't believe you. How the hell can they just magically show up?!"

"It was a gift from Taha Aki," he said looking up at the sky.

I couldn't help but laugh.

"Alright, well let's go for a swim!"

I ran straight into the water, instantly regretting it. It was freezing! I looked over at Jared and noticed he was perfectly fine.

"How are you not freezing?! This water has to be like negative 100 degrees?" ok, yea I was exaggerating a bit, well a lot, but it was really cold!

"Because I'm hot babe," he said while winking at me.

We spent the entire day just enjoying the warm sun and the freezing water and when the moon started to show itself, we decided we should start a fire in the bonfire pit.

We were there, snuggling with each other, just enjoying the warmth when we were interrupted by two guys. Two HUGE guys.

I felt Jared tense up next to me and I took his hand to calm him down a bit.

"Sam, Paul. Is there anything I can do for you?" Jared asked.

"Jared. Hello Bella. We were just out here keeping an eye on things. How have you guys been?" Sam asked. What's up with the strict tone?

"Hey Sam. We've been good. We just decided to come out and enjoy the sun today," I said smiling.

I saw both of them staring intently at Jared, as if looking for something or expecting something to happen. I then felt Jared's entire body begin to shake slightly.

"Whoa Jared are you ok?" I asked laying a hand on his arm trying to keep him calm.

He cleared his throat. "Yea I'm fine Bells. Don't worry." He turned to give me a smile of reassurance.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw Sam give a slight nod to Paul. What is going on?

"Alright, well I think we should be leaving now. Enjoy the rest of your night. And be safe out here." With that said, Sam and Paul both walked away toward the forest.

Both Jared and I started to feel uncomfortable and decided to just head home.

Well, what a great way to end the day.

So this is just the beginning of my new story! Hope you guys will enjoy it! And don't forget to review! Oh and Bella's bikini will be on my profile!