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New Life

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. :)

2. A New High School

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The family arrived together in a SUV that Carlisle purchased earlier in the week. All eyes were on the new students that stepped out of the car. Edward, Bella, Jasper, Alice, Emmett, and Rosalie all walked towards the front office. Everyone noticed them. Only Bella saw this because she knew what they were looking at. They were all so beautiful, she smiled as she knew that she was now with them and one day soon, will be apart of them. She grinned towards Edward who was looking straight ahead. She noticed the severe look on his face and touched his hand. He looked angry. She forgot for an instant that Edward could hear everyone around them. Lord knows what they were all saying. They reached the office and Rosalie took charge and went to the counter.

“We are here to register. You should have all of our papers ready.” She said in an enchanting voice.

“Ah, you all must be the Cullen’s children. Yes, Dr. Cullen called this morning. He was so delightful on the phone. Here you go, here are your schedules and homeroom assignments” the older woman behind the desk said.

Alice beamed towards Bella, “we have homeroom together!”

“Shhh…” Edward motioned as Alice didn’t have the paper in her hand yet.

“Shhh, yourself.. Come on, Bella, let’s go.” Alice said grabbing Bella’s hand and walking off towards the end of the hall.

Before Bella could say anything, she turned and waved to Edward.

He smiled and looked down at his schedule. Another Junior year in another High School. Well, at least this time, he was with Bella. He was for once, happy to be in school.

Edward, Bella, Alice, and Jasper were all juniors while Rosalie and Emmett were seniors. This was how they often started schools.

They all walked towards their homeroom classes.

“See you at lunch.” Rosalie said towards Edward and she walked down the hall towards her class.

Alice and Bella walked into their homeroom and were shocked by how few people were in the classroom. This was definitely similar to Forks. There were only about 275 students in the school all together. They looked around the classroom and saw 12 other students. They walked up to the teacher and smiled.

“Hi. You must be Isabella and Alice. I am Ms. Davenport. Please have a seat anywhere.”

“Hi. I’m Bella, actually. Thanks.” Bella said shyly and Alice giggled and they walked over to some empty desks.

“You know, Edward is listening in, don’t you?” Alice said.

“I know, he always does. Hi Edward.” Bella said sweetly towards Alice’s ear.

“Ha! He can’t hear from inside my ear. He has to be within some distance to be able to hear that.” Alice said.

“Well, I’m glad that we are in the same homeroom. This will be fun.” Bella said looking outside to the cloudy rainy day.

“So, Alice, can you do me a favor? Do me and Edward having any classes together?” Bella asked.

“Well, let me see. Alice closed her eyes and opened them promptly. “You have 1st period, lunch with all of us, and last period together with me too.”

“That’s great!” Bella cheered.

“Now, remember, when we are here, we are all seen as brothers and sisters. You and Edward must be careful. You can’t be affectionate here at school.” Alice warned.

“I know.” Bella said as if she had heard that a thousand times before.

Before they knew it, the bell rang. The girls both stood up and hurried out the rooms. Edward was waiting outside leaning against the wall.

“Hi there” Edward said.

“Hi. So, I guess you were listening?” Bella teased.

“Who me? Listen in. Never.” Edward teased back.

They walked towards English together and Bella instantly saw every single girl they passed look Edward’s way. She immediately felt jealous.

Edward paid no attention to all of the girls’ thoughts as they walked down the hall. He had heard it all before. He was more interested in what Bella was thinking. He wanted to pull her close and hold her hand. But, he knew that they couldn’t do that. They arrived to their 1st period class, English and walked towards the teacher.

“Hi. Welcome to our little school. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do for you here? Edward, your seat will be over there. Bella, yours there. My name is Ms. Mackenzie.”

Edward noticed something quite odd about her and knew that she was not only a teacher, but a vampire herself. He immediately read her thoughts. “Be calm Edward, I know about your family. I have talked with your father. You will meet my family later tonight. And yes, I read thoughts too.” She smiled towards Edward and then began the class.

Bella couldn’t help up notice the glances that Edward and the teacher exchanged. She looked at him as if to say, “What’s going on?”

He nodded and mouthed, ‘later’. Bella faced forward.

A finger tapped Bella’s shoulder, and she felt a chill. She turned around and saw his eyes first. She knew those kinds of eyes. She glanced over at Edward in shock. Edward who was always watching and giving the boy a look of disgust.

“Hello Bella, I’m Colin.” Said the boy.

“Hello” Bella said almost not wanting too. She sat straight up in her chair as to pull herself as far away. She didn’t want to make Edward upset.

Edward was already reading Colin’s thoughts. Bella, Bella… How beautiful. I wonder why she is living with a houseful of vampires. Will she become one of them soon? I guess this is the family that we are meeting tonight. How beautiful. I will have to get to know this human much better.

Edward cleared his throat and let a low growl low enough for all vampire sensitive ears to hear. Colin looked over and instantly sat back in his chair and watched as Edward shook his head no.

Ms. Mackenzie walked over to her son and placed her hand on his shoulder. She continued on with the class and Bella wanted to sink into her chair. She thought to herself, another vampire. How many vampires would she have to meet in her lifetime? Well, she thought to herself, ‘if I’m going to become one, I might as well know them all. Well, almost all of them.’ She looked over to Edward occasionally who seemed annoyed still. She shrugged her shoulders and listened to the teacher.

The bell couldn’t have ringed any sooner for Edward and he glided over to Colin to size him up.

“Hi, I don’t believe that we’ve met.” Edward said standing tall.

Colin, not quite as tall as Edward, stood up to be friendly. “Hi Edward. I’m Colin Mackenzie.”

Edward heard his mind as well; I want to be your friend, not your enemy. Hopefully, you will be a friend.

Edward gave a half hearted grin and pulled Bella by the arm and walked out of the classroom.

Ms. Mackenzie waved by and told them, “See you later dears.”

As they reached the hallway, Bella took her arm back. “What’s wrong with you?”

“Nothing” Edward muttered.

“He is one, isn’t he? And what did Ms. Mackenzie mean by see us later?” Bella asked.

“Yes, supposedly we have a family here and they will be over for dinner tonight. How fun” he said.

“Don’t you want friends outside your family?” Bella asked quietly.

“Yes, but, I also see what he thinks and he wants to be more to you as well.” Edward said very protective.

“Please, I wouldn’t want anything to do with him.”

“Are you sure”, he questioned.

This was a first; usually Edward was so sure of himself. Bella shook her head in disbelief and laughed.

The rest of the morning continued as it would normally and lunch arrived. The entire school took lunch at the same time due to the low student population. The Cullen family met up and waited in line together. Alice was telling Bella everything about her classes and Edward was telling them all about the vampire family coming over tonight to meet.

They looked around for a table and picked one in the back. Bella sat by Edward, but not too close. The entire family was surprised when Colin and his sister, Jordan came to sit down with them.

“Hi. I’m Jordan. Welcome. We are so excited to finally have some decent folks come here. This place is so boring. Wait a minute, you’re… you’re…” and she stopped and looked straight at Bella in the face.

Colin leaned over and told his sister, “this was the one I was telling you about.”

Edward clenched his jaw. Bella shot him a look. “I’m Bella. And yes, I’m human.” She said the last part with such confidence and the entire Cullen table was shocked by this.

“Well, how exciting. So, did mom tell you that we are coming over tonight?” Jordan said as she sat down. She seemed very sincere and Alice immediately moved over so that they could sit. Everyone seemed at ease and knew that they meant well. Everyone that was, except for Edward. He still didn’t like the way Colin thought of Bella. That, he would have to set straight tonight.

Bella gently touched Edward’s hand underneath the table. He felt at ease and placed his hand atop hers and squeezed it. This sent a sensation throughout Bella and she turned to him and gave him a small wink.

To Be Continued…