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The thing about high school is that I was just ready to get it over with. It's my last semester and I made sure to pick the farthest college away from Forks as I could. My dad begged me to stay closer, and as much as I would have liked to I needed to move on. My dad, former police chief of Forks, is a gambling alcoholic. My mom died when I was 10 and since then he hasn't been able to handle life sober. We've struggled along since, and my job after school at the diner helps me pay some of the bills. Without my best friend Angela I don't know what I'd do. She has been my rock to lean on the past few years, and her parents are nice enough to let me stay with them once in a while when my dad, Charlie, gets too out of control.
When I pulled up to the house after school I noticed a black suv in the driveway. That could only mean one thing. Charlie was in trouble again. It's not the first time someone has come to our house looking for the money he owed them, and it wouldn't be the last. I debated on even going inside, but decided to go ahead in anyways. I walked in through the front door and saw Charlie and two other men standing in the living room.
"I'm sorry Carlisle, I don't have the money yet. I promise I'll get it to you soon." I could tell Charlie was drunk as he slurred the words nervously.
"Charles you've had plenty of time to give me my money…." Who I assumed was Carlisle stopped mid sentence as he heard me enter the room.
"Dad what's going on?"
"Everything is fine Bella, I just owe Carlisle some money."
Carlisle spoke again, "Charles do you remember the stipulations you agreed to when I loaned you my money?" His tone was cold and scary.
Charlie looked at the floor and nodded.
"And do you remember the consequences of not having it paid back to me in time?"
My dad nodded again, still looking down. It was almost as if he couldn't bare to look at me.
I was confused, not knowing what sort of deal my dad had made this time.
Carlisle pulled some papers out and held them out to Charlie along with a pen.
Charlie took the pen from him and looked up at me, "I'm so sorry, Bella."
He signed whatever papers Carlisle was holding in front of him and tears started streaming down my face not sure of what was happening, but knowing it was something that wasn't good.
I just stood there frozen not knowing what to expect next.
Carlisle then spoke breaking my thoughts, "Grab the girl and lets go."
"What?" I yelled. "You can't take me! Charlie what did you do?"
Charlie was now crying as well, "I'm sorry Bella I had no choice. You have to go with them, I signed my rights away to him."
"I'm going to be 18 in a month how could you sign me away Dad?" I was now yelling furiously. "I have school and I'm going to NYU next year, I can't go with them. You can't make me do that."
"Isabella you are mine now, actually you will be married to my son and then you will be his. Get your things and let's go."
I just stood there with my arms crossed. He couldn't make me go with this asshole, and I'll be damned if I'm getting married. Hell no, this is bullshit. I've worked too hard and too long to let it all go now.
Suddenly I felt a gun to the side of my head, "I said get your things and let's go, NOW!" He yelled.
I ran up to my room as fast as I could with tears streaming down my face. What would I tell Angela? What about school? Why was this all happening to me? I grabbed a duffel bag from my closet and shoved some clothes and other things inside. I made sure to grab the picture of my mom from my nightstand. What would she think about all this, surely she wouldn't want her daughter being signed away to another man. When I reached the door I turned back and looked around. This would probably be the last time I ever saw this place.
I sat in the backseat of the suv as Carlisle sat in the passenger seat. I now found out that the other man with us is named Alec, he hadn't talked much. I could tell we were driving away from Forks, which didn't surprise me. Anyone who Charlie owed money to certainly didn't live in Forks. I must have dosed off for a while because I awoke when I heard a car door close. I looked out the window and noticed we were at the airport.
Carlisle opened the car door and told me to get out. I grabbed my duffel bag and followed him on the tarmac into a private plane. He must be super rich if he is taking a private plane. I thought about running or screaming for help, but it was no use. This man was powerful and I was not about to get on his bad side.
I was sitting across from him as we were settling in for take off, I gathered my courage and finally spoke.
I cleared my throat a little nervously, "Um, excuse me sir, may I ask where we are going?"
He looked up from the phone he was staring at, he looked like he was debating on answering as if I had asked a stupid question, but then his face softened.
"Chicago," was all he said.
The plane ride was long and my ass started to hurt after an hour from sitting for so long, but I was afraid to move or get up in fear of upsetting Carlisle.
Once we arrived to Chicago I followed behind him quietly into a car that was waiting for us. Alec had gotten into another car and went his separate way.
He only spoke to me once saying that the drive wouldn't be long. 45 minutes later we pulled into a neighborhood that had the largest houses I've ever seen.
We pulled into the driveway of one of the houses which I assumed was Carlisle's. I sat still in the back seat awaiting for his instructions, I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get out of the car or not.
He opened my door and nodded at me so I once again grabbed my bag and got out.
Before we reached the front door it swung open to a woman, who was one of the prettiest I had ever seen.
"Esme," Carlisle nodded.
She smiled and quickly gave him a kiss before noticing me.
"Carlisle who is this?" She looked concerned as she looked me up and down, wondering what I was doing at her home.
"Esme this is Isabella, she will be staying the night. She will marry Edward tomorrow."
Esme suddenly gasped and looked angry, "Carlisle what have you done? Who is this poor girl? Does Edward even know about this?"
He shoved us all inside as not to make a scene in the front yard. Once the door was closed he took a moment before he spoke.
"Her father owed me money, he knew the consequences of not paying it back. I will inform Edward of the plans tonight. Now show the girl to one of the spare rooms."
Esme seemed like she was a sweet woman, what could she be doing with an asshole like Carlisle. She must have known she wouldn't win this battle with him, and as she looked at him disgusted she led me up the stairs.
I set my bag down on the bed, it was late and I was exhausted. I don't know how much sleep I'll get though because I am nervous to meet Edward. I wondered if he would be cold and disheartening like his father.
Before Esme left the room she looked at me with sadness in her eyes and said, "I'm sorry."
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