Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended. Summary: Bella and Edward run to the Cullen’s home to escape. Carlisle had a plan as soon as Alice had told them all that Edward and Bella were coming to the house. They were going to pack up and all move away as they did many times before. This time would be different though, they would have a human with them. They would have to be careful. What will the next town hold for them? Will Bella be changed to a vampire and stay with Edward forever? Will Edward think that it’s too dangerous for her to come with them and make her stay human? Read and find out. Thank you for your reviews.
I am adding this note because I need to explain the beginning. Sorry for any confusion. They are running away from Victoria and the Volturi. Bella wanted to run away somewhere where she wouldn't be found and she knew that if she stayed, they would know exactly where she was. She also did not want Charlie, Renee, or Jacob to be hurt in any way. I know that this is a bit different from the actual story, but it's just that. It's a story. Thank you for reading. :)
1. New Home
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“Let’s go.” Edward said calmly as he ran with Bella on his back into the house.
Bella fought through the tears and tried to not think of Charlie, Jacob, and Renee. This was all for the best. She had to go, for if she stayed, she would possibly cause the life of one of her parents or best friend. She didn’t speak as they arrived to the familiar house.
As she walked up the steps to the front door, Esme ran to greet them and hugged them both.
“Come inside, dears. We are packing, we are leaving in a half hour.” Esme said quietly.
“That will be a good place to go” Edward answered reading her mind.
“Where?” Bella asked looking puzzled and then remembering Edward’s secret talent.
“We are going somewhere far away, Bella. We are going to go Caribou, Maine.” Edward answered.
“I’ve never heard of it?” Bella said as she was being pulled inside the house.
“It’s a small town in northern Maine. No one will look for us there, there are other families like ours there that are good. They will help us. They will help us protect you, Bella.” Esme said.
“But, I don’t want to be protected. I can solve this easily.” Bella insisted.
“No, not that way!” Edward said sternly.
“Why, I can help. I can help keep you all here in Forks. Carlisle can change me.” Bella said pulling away from Edward’s arm and walking into the living room.
“No! If you are to be changed, I will do it.” Edward said.
“Really? You will.” Bella said.
“Yes”, he said softly. “Now, can we please go ahead and pack so that we can get out of here?”
“Well, I don’t have anything; it’s all at my house.” Bella said trying not to cry anymore tonight.
“That’s okay; you can borrow some of my things til we get you your own clothes.” Alice said.
“We need to go now.” Alice said as she closed her eyes and saw something.
“What is it?” Carlisle said coming from the kitchen.
“Alice sees something.” Edward said.
“They are coming, Charlie and Jacob. Jacob will be bringing his gang, they are angry and very determined to get Bella back before we leave. There might be a struggle if we don’t go now.” She said.
The Cullen’s left instantly with what they had in their hands. They all loaded up into three separate cars. Bella was unsure of what her life would bring in Caribou, Maine. She knew that she would need to tell Renee at some point where she was. She knew that she couldn’t tell her now, but soon. She watched the night sky race by as Edward drove quickly. They decided not to fly as Victoria would be watching the flights. Besides, no one would catch them in their cars.
They drove all through the night racing as Bella had dozed off leaning against the back window. The family was quiet as they drove. It only took them 1 day and ½ to reach the city. It was a very small city, perhaps even smaller than Forks, Washington. They saw a extremely large log cabin for sell on the coast and bought it. Within the coming weeks, they all eventually settled in. That is, except for Bella who was over 3000 miles away from Charlie and her best friend, Jacob and at least 2000 miles away from Renee. She was having a tough time.
They gave Bella her own room filled with anything that she could imagine. She had clothes, a computer, everything, even Edward. Edward was down the hall and often spent the evenings in her room.
It was early in the morning and the Cullen’s had gone out to hunt. Bella thought that it was the perfect time to try and check her e-mail. She carefully checked to make sure that no one was around and she walked over to her little desk that sat in front of a big window facing the backyard. She turned on her computer and signed onto her e-mail remotely. She was shocked when it came back to say ‘e-mail user disabled’. She was fuming. Why did her mother turn off her e-mail? She stood up only to find Edward standing behind her.
“Why do you do that?” she asked smiling hoping that he wouldn’t know what she was doing.
“Bella, what are you doing?” Edward asked walking towards her.
“Well, I was just going to check my e-mail.” Bella said knowing that she couldn’t lie to that beautiful face.
Edward looked displeased. “Why would you do that? You know that you can’t tell anyone where we are, right? They will come looking for us. They’ll take you away.”
“No, they won’t. I have to let my mom know that I’m okay?” Bella insisted.
“I know, but, we just have to wait a bit longer.” Edward said touching her arm ever so gently sending her heart a flutter.
“I know. But, I am tired of sitting here in this big cabin. I want to finish school; I want to get my diploma. Even if it is from Caribou High School, out in the middle of no where Maine.” Bella said.
“That’s all. Well, then, that can be arranged. We will enroll Monday.” Edward said with a smile.
Bella was thrilled. Finally, some normalcy for a change. She smiled at Edward and walked toward him. She looked up into his gorgeous eyes and smiled as she ran her finger down his cheek. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her closer. She caught her breath and leaned in to give him a small kiss. He leaned down to lightly touch her lips with his. He kissed her softly. She felt the kiss throughout her entire body and wrapped her arms around him to kiss him more deeply. He picked her up and gave in to her kiss. They twirled in each other’s arms for some time before they both had to take a breath.
“You sweep me away in your kisses.” Bella said.
“I hope so.” Edward said.
“So, this will be a first. Starting school with a girlfriend.” He added.
“Hmm.. I like the sound of that.” She said with a sheepish grin.
“Let’s go tell the folks, they will be thrilled.” Edward said pulling her out of her room towards the hall.