AN: So, this is my story. I love idea of Mobward, So this is my take of it. It's a little different then the ones out there so try and give it a chance. Bella is a little different in this story, but I promise it'll work out in the end. Edward Isn't a nice guy in this story. Especially not at first. They aren't going to fall in love at first sight but it'll be a crazy ride. One I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
Today was the day. Today was the day I move to Chicago. I get to leave behind the small town that I call home, for the big city. I was nervous and excited all at the same time.
I looked around my small purple room and tried to make sure I didn't forget anything. Noticing that my rug was crooked, I bent over and straightened it. Everything looked to be in place and before I could get emotional, I grabbed the handle to my giant suitcase and threw the strap to my duffle bag over my shoulder, and headed towards the stairs.
Once I got down stairs, I found my dad and his long time friend Billy Black. Not bothering to set my stuff down, I told them that I was going to put my bags in the car. Walking outside, I looked up to the sky and noticed the giant clouds above. I would not miss the constant down pour of this town.
I opened the trunk of the police cruiser and threw my stuff inside. Shutting the trunk, I realized one thing I wouldn't miss, is everyone knowing I was the daughter of the towns Chief of Police. I couldn't do anything with out him finding out. As much as I loved my father, I couldn't stand the unwanted attention.
Looking over my shoulder I saw my long time best friend Jacob Black walking towards me. I quickly closed the distance between us and threw my arms around him. I felt him vibrate with laughter.
"Jacob Black, I cant believe I'm saying this, but I am going to miss you so much."
"Bells, I'll always be right here."
I looked up at his face and smiled. Jake had been my best friend for as long as I can remember. He was always there on the sidelines. Supporting me and giving me a shoulder to lean on. Even though he was a year younger than me, I had never been closer to someone in my life.
I released Jake from the hug and saw Billy and Charlie headed this way. As I said my goodbyes to BIlly, the reality that I was leaving was really starting to hit me. I turned to look at my house one last time. There were a lot of memories in this house...The good, the bad, and the ugly. But it was home. And as much as I hated to admit it, I was going to miss it.
With a promise to text Jake as soon as I landed, and few final goodbye hugs, Charlie and I were tucked away in the car and on our way to the airport.
"You know Bells, its never too late to transfer to a school in this time zone"
I rolled my eyes at Charlie. He knew I couldn't stay here. I wasn't interested in any of the programs out here. I had been sacrificing things all my life for my dream and being this close, I wasn't going to stray from that.
"Don't worry Ch-dad. I'll be back to visit. Besides, at least my scholarship is handling all the dues!"
The rest of the ride was mostly spent in a comfortable silence. When we got to the airport, Charlie unloaded my two giant bags and stepped in front of me. Being at the airport and looking at his face now, caused my emotions to hit me like a train. I jumped into his arms and gave him a giant bear hug.
"Don't be a stranger Bella..I wanna hear all about your schedule and the new gym and... well..about everything..I wish I could come help you move in"
"No,dad, I understand why you can't. And of course I'll tell you about everything as soon as I know."
I grabbed my bags and started to walk away. I looked over my shoulder one last time, waving goodbye and then going to check my bags.
One plane ride and two advils later, I was getting up from my seat and stretching out my sore muscles. Exiting the plane, I made a bee line for the bathroom. Once I was finished, I walked towards baggage claim and quickly spotted my plain brown luggage and my Red, White, and Blue duffle bag. Grabbing the two, I went outside to hail a cab. I had never done that before and was worried I wouldn't be able to get one...Thankfully, there were cabs waiting along the curb. I picked one and put all my crap in the trunk then jumped in the back, giving the driver the address.
"Are you new to Chicago?"
I glanced up at the cabbie from my phone.
"Yes sir! I've been here one other time but today is my first official day here."
He smiled at me and then proceeded to talk about things that I shouldn't miss while here.
When we finally arrived, I took in the sprawling campus. It was literally in Chicago. I couldn't wait to explore the city.
Grabbing my bags and paying the driver, I made my way to the check in table.
The bored looking student found my name and handed me a key. He went over basic information and told me that I was paired with a girl named Alice Brandon.
I left to go find my room and as I walked, I soaked up my new environment. Everything was so different from Forks. The weather alone was proof of that.
I got to my dorm without any trouble and got to the second floor where my room was located.
I opened the door and found that my room mate had already set up shop but was no where to be found. Her side of the room was decorated in all types of neon colors. It was so bright that if I looked at it long enough, I think I would burn my retinas.
I put my bags down and opened them up, trying to find my sheets.
After putting on my sheets I made a list of things I would need. But I decided it could wait. There was one place I was dying to see.
I changed into a pair of shorts and a tank top and slipped on my converse.
Walking out of the dorm, I made sure I had my keys, wallet, and phone.
I walked off campus and hailed a cab. I wasn't sure exactly how far it was so I decided a cab would be best. I once again gave the address and we shot down the street towards my destination. By the time we got there I was doing Hail Marys and thanking God that I didn't die in a fiery crash. Cab drivers clearly all thought that they were NASCAR drivers and were using the streets of Chicago as their track.
I paid the driver and stepped out the cab. Walking up the steps to the warehouse looking building I couldn't contain my excitement.
I opened the doors and felt right at home.
The smell of the chalk mixed with sweat. The sounds of feet hitting the mat and hands hitting the bar.
I walked towards the viewing area and took a seat. Being here gave me the confidence boost I needed.
I was Isabella . Perfectionist. Senior World All Around Champion and this gym was going to be the gym that changes that it to Olympic Champion.
Nothing and no one was going to stand in my way of Olympic Gold.
The next day, I woke up bright and early. It was only Wednesday so I had time before classes and training started. I took a shower and threw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt.
Once I got dressed I heard the door open. Guess my room mate decided to make an appearance.
I walked out and was immediately hugged by someone. The first thing I noticed, was that she was shorter than me. Being only 5'2, that was impressive. The other thing was that she looked like a fairy.
I hated people touching me, so I stepped out of her embrace and went to introduce myself.
"Hi, i'm B-"
She cut me off and started speaking faster than I knew possible for a human.
"Bella Swan! It's so nice to meet you! I'm Alice! I'm so happy we're room mates! I'm sorry I wasn't here last night! I stay at my boyfriends a lot. So, you're a freshmen? I'm a sophomore-"
I cut her off before she could pass out from lack of breathing due to talking.
"Whoa, slow down"
I took a breath and continued
"You're a sophomore? I wonder why I'm not with another freshmen"
"It's not uncommon here. If there's an uneven number, they just pair people up! So, you're up and ready kinda early! Where are ya going?"
"No clue actually, I was going to go see the city. Today is my only free day to see the city before I have to start training."
"Training? For what?"
"Gymnastics. The coach wants to start conditioning tomorrow."
Her eyes got wide and she jumped up and down
"You're a gymnast?! That's so cool! So you have competitions? I can't wait to come watch! Oh Bella, we're going to be the best of friends."
With that she grabbed my hand and pulled me out of the dorm and took it upon her self to show me all of Chicago.
Five hours later, found us sitting in a little cafe near the water. I had quickly learned that Alice Brandon, was not one to be messed with. She never did anything half way, which I liked about her.
"So, tell me more about gymnastics"
"Uh, well, I've been doing it since I was five. I train six days a week and I won Junior Worlds and then competed as a senior and placed second. I decided to come to Chicago based off the coach and now i'm training to go to the Olympics."
"So you're here on a gymnastics scholarship?"
"No, academic. I can't accept any money offers from the college for my sport and still go to the olympics."
I knew my year was going to be tough. With training and classes, I was going to have a hard time keeping my head above water.
We finished our food and went back to walking around the city.
Around 5 that evening we got back to the room and Alice was immediately on the phone. I tried not to eavesdrop so I busied my self with making sure nothing was out of place on my side of the room.
"Well, I'm off!"
I turned around and Alice had changed into a dress and heels that would other wise known as death traps.
"I will see you tomorrow Bella!"
Before I could respond, she left the room and I was by myself again. I finished unpacking and then decided to lay in bed and watch movies on my laptop, till I fell asleep.
The next morning, my alarm went off at 7:30. I jumped out of bed and took a quick shower. When I got out, I grabbed a plain blue leotard and carefully braided my hair away from my face.
Taking my duffle bag and putting my giant water bottle in it, I threw a change of clothes in it and made sure I had everything before slipping on some flip flops and walking out the door.
By 8:15 I was walking through the doors to the gym and I walked up to the front desk and asked for coach Banner.
"Ah, Bella. I'm glad you made it here"
I turned around and saw Coach Banner making his way towards me. I smiled and shook his hand.
"I'm happy to be here. Where should I put my stuff?"
He showed me where to put my things and then told me to meet him and the rest of the team on the floor in five minutes. I placed my things in my locker and made my way over to the team.
SItting down I took a few deep breaths and prepared myself for the training that was about to commence.
Training was going to be tough. I knew that the lesser amount of distractions I had, the better.
In that moment, I swore off all things that didn't have to do with getting to the Olympics or keeping my grades high enough for scholarship.
I was used to not having a social life anyway.
On the other side of the city sat a man. A man that had all of Chicago in the palm of his hand. He sat behind his desk, in his black Armani suit, going over his plans for the day.
Standing up, he put his gun in the waist band of his pants and pulled his suit jacket over to cover it. He would be needing it.
As he walked out of his office, he thought of the ways he could handle this. He knew the person he was going to visit was stealing from him.
No one stole from the Cullens and got away with it.
It was time to make sure no one forgot this fact.
He saw his brother and his cousin waiting for him by his car and he nodded to them, not saying a word.
Hopping into his car he drove them to the warehouse.
He smirked to himself as he thought about how messy things were about to get.
He just hoped he didn't get blood on his favorite suit.
AN: So, thats the first chapter...It's shorter than most chapters will be but I wanted to get it posted and get some feedback before I dive headfirst into the story! Please let me know what you think...If I get a lot of hits on the story then I will update within the next day or so. That being said don't forget to drop a review :)