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. :)
5. Chapter 5~ Where did she go?
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The Cullen’s arrive at Caribou High School. They break for their homerooms as if they were on their personal mission. Edward leaned over to Bella and told her, “Be Safe”.
Bella smiled and said, “I will.”
Alice and Bella hurry off to homeroom where to their surprise, nothing happens. This was off to a great start, thought Bella. This will be one of those rare occasions where Alice was wrong.
Bella headed to first period English with Alice as Edward joined them in the hall. He walked in step with Bella within inches of her. She could feel him without even touching him. She felt so safe with Edward and knew that as long as he was around, nothing would happen to her.
As they walked into English, they were both greeted by Ms. Mackenzie. “Hello Edward, Bella. How nice to see you both. Please have your seats.”
“Hi” muttered Bella as she went to go sit down.
Edward nodded and went to go sit down and tried his best to not think of anything regarding their plan. He couldn’t help but look over at Colin and see what he was thinking about today.
“Today, we are going to talk about Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. This is one of my favorite books and I hope that you will all enjoy it as well. We will be splitting into groups to go over different chapters of this book. This side of the room needs to write their name on a piece of paper and fold it up. On this side of the room, you will each draw one name and that will be your partner for the next two weeks as we read this book and give reports in class”, Ms. Mackenzie stated.As she walked around gathering the pieces of paper from one side, Edward glared ahead at the board hearing Colin’s thoughts, ‘I hate that I am on Bella’s side. I can’t be her partner. This would be a perfect time to be her partner. Watch her get Edward. Ugh! I wish that my mother wouldn’t do crap like this and mess everything up. I gotta find a way to get Bella alone. Hmm...’
Ms. Mackenzie walked to the first row and had each student draw a name. The first girl in the row, a very shy girl named Crystal picked a piece of paper and quietly said, “Bella”.
Bella looked at Edward and wanted to be his partner. But, Crystal seemed nice too. He was next to go and he drew a name. He looked at it and said, “Colin”. He looked at Bella and shook his head. No one saw him do this but Bella. He was actually glad that he picked Colin’s name, now would be a chance to knock some sense into him.
Ms. Mackenzie finished walking around the classroom and walked back to the front of the room, “Okay, everyone stand up, find your partner, and find a seat. I’ll come around and pass out the chapters that you’ll be working on. And just because you have a few chapters each, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to read the entire book. Everyone must read the entire book.”
Crystal slowly walked up to Bella and said, “Hi. I’m Crystal.”
“Hi Crystal, I’m Bella. I guess you knew that already.” Bella said.
They sat down and immediately dove into the book. They both loved this book and you could easily tell.
Colin walked over to Edward and sat down in a nearby desk.
“Hi Edward”, Colin said overly friendly.
“Hi”, muttered Edward.
“So, how many times have you read this book”, laughed Colin.
“Colin, I’ll level with you, okay”, Edward said talking so that no one could hear them and then adding, “You will not be taking Bella away from me or my family. She is apart of our family and we love her. She loves us too. I suggest that you stay away from her and forget this stupid plan of yours of trying to convince her that she belongs with you. It won’t work.”
“What plan, what are you talking about”, lied Colin.
“What plan, you can’t be serious. I know about your plan.” Edward said with a growl under his breath.
“She has a free will. She has a choice. You can’t just decide for her. What if she likes my family better? What if she likes me better? I won’t leave her.” Colin said.
“What?!?” Edward said coldly.
“Yea, I know about that. My mom overheard thoughts running through your family last night and she told me.” Colin smirked.
“Look, you know nothing about that, okay. You need to mind your own business or we can take this outside!” Edward said getting a bit loud.
“Watch and learn, my friend” laughed Colin. He turned to face Bella and Edward could hear his thoughts.Colin closed his eyes and though to himself, ‘Bella, you want to spend time with me. Bella, you want to spend time with my family. Bella, you want to make up your own mind. You have a choice, you have a right. Bella, you want to spend time with me tonight.’
Edward glanced over at Bella to see if any of this was getting through to her. He could hear Crystal’s thoughts, ‘Bella is really nice. I hope that we can start being friends. I love Jane Austen books, maybe we can start up a book club about them.’
“I don’t think that it worked, genius” Edward said proudly.
“Wait, it has to work. It works on all humans. She should have come right over here.” Colin said angrily.
“HA! Way to go Bella!” Edward said and Bella heard her name that time. She looked over at Edward who was smiling towards her. She thought that he was just being silly and turned back to Crystal and began talking about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
“You just wait, I will get her. She will learn to love me more than she could ever love you”, growled Colin.
“We will take this outside”, Edward said standing up.
“Fine by me”, Colin said standing up too.
Ms. Mackenzie, finally catching on, came running over and said, “Boys, boys. Sit down this instant. What in the world are you two fighting about? What if the others hear you? Colin, I’m ashamed that you would start something like this. Edward, please leave the classroom and cool down. I don’t need a classroom full of kids to start screaming when they see two vampires fight.” No one knew what was going on because they couldn’t make out what they were all saying.
“I’m fine, I don’t need to go outside”, Edward said sitting back down in his seat. He didn’t want to leave Bella in this classroom alone.
“Please, Edward, I insist,” Ms. Mackenzie said sternly.
Edward got up and grabbed his things and said, “Fine, I’m leaving”.
He glanced at Bella and said, “See you after class, okay”.
Bella wanted to get up and leave with Edward too. She knew that face. He looked very upset. What happened? She looked over at Colin and Ms. Mackenzie talking and Colin looked upset too. She wanted to get out of there.
Edward stormed off towards the parking lot and opened the door and sat down in the driver’s side seat, started the engine, turned on the CD player, and cranked up his music. He reclined the seat and tried to calm down and just listen to the music for now. When he did this, it blocked out all of the thoughts of those around him.
Bella sat there trying to figure out a way out of the classroom. She decided that she would fake being ill and would say that she needed to go see the nurse. She walked up to Ms. Mackenzie and said, “Excuse me, but, I’m not feeling well. Can I be excused?”
“Oh dear, what’s the matter?” Ms. Mackenzie said.
“Um.. I feel like I’m going to be sick. I think that I need to go see the school nurse.” Bella said hoping that it sounded truthful and glad that Ms. Mackenzie’s powers couldn’t see her thoughts at that moment.
“Okay, I think that you should take someone with you though.” Ms. Mackenzie said.
“No, that’s okay. I mean, I can make it there by myself.” Bella said as she started to go back to her desk to gather her things.
‘Mom, please insist that Bella have me bring her to the nurse’s office. I need to spend some time alone with Bella. Now that Edward is not here, it’s my perfect chance. PLEASE!! It’s important.’ Colin was hoping that his mom would help him out.
Ms. Mackenzie looked at her son and just couldn’t say no to him. She looked at Bella and said, “I would feel much better if you’d let Colin accompany you to go see the nurse. I wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself if you were to get sick or faint.”
Bella shrieked inside and turned about face, “No, that’s okay. I feel much better now.” She started back to her desk and tripped over her backpack and twisted her ankle as she fell to the floor. She grimaced in pain and tried to make light of it. “I’m fine, really, I’m fine.”
“Bella! Please let me help you up. You should really go now. What if you broke your ankle!” Ms. Mackenzie said as she helped Bella up with ease.
Bella tried to put some weight on her ankle and realized that this was not good. She sighed and said, “Okay, I need to go now. Please, I rather have someone else help me.”
“Oh dear, Colin won’t mind. Do you, Colin?” Ms. Mackenzie said over her shoulder to her son.
“Not at all, Mom”, chimed in Colin as he put one of Bella’s arms around his neck.Bella thought to herself, ‘Holy CROW! How the heck am I going to get out of this one? Edward is going to have a fit! Okay, Bella, calm down. Just stay away from the back of the school and everything will be fine. Alice’s vision took place at the back of the school. The nurse is right down the hall and to the left. It’s not that far.’
Colin and Bella headed to the office as Bella tried to put as little weight on her ankle as possible.
“Do you want me to carry you, I can,” asked Colin.
“That’s okay. I really don’t think that’s a good idea.” Bella said thinking of Edward’s reaction if he saw that.
Colin decided that now was as good time as any, “You know, Bella. You have a choice.”
“A choice?” Bella asked.
“Yes, a choice of whom you stay with when you change over. You don’t have to stay with the Cullen’s.” Stated Colin.
“Yes I do, I love them. They are my family.” Bella said and then added, “It’s really none of your business.”
Colin corrected her, “I do. We could be happy together. I would never leave you.”
Bella shocked, “That was low. How dare you say that! You don’t know the first thing about me or my life or the people in it. Just let it be. I do not want to be with you and your family. I have my own family.” She tried to calm down as she didn’t want to upset a vampire in the middle of the hall with no one around.
“You should leave her alone” a familiar voice said.
Bella looked around and was thrilled to see Alice. “Alice, please help me get to the nurse. I’ve twisted my ankle.”
“Sure, Bella. Let’s go.” Alice said grabbing Bella’s arm and helping her into the nurse’s office.
“Let’s talk about this some more”, Colin said for one last effort.
“She said no!” Alice said.
They headed into the nurses office and the nurse put some ice on Bella’s ankle and gave her some pain medication. She had Bella lie back on the table and propped her ankle up.
Edward brought his seat back up and heard a knocking at the window. He saw Rosalie and opened the door.
“What’s up?” Rosalie asked. “Second day in a new school and already mad at something.”
“It’s Colin.” Edward said.
“Well, 1st period was over about 20 minutes ago, don’t you walk Bella to her next class.” Rosalie asked.
“Yeah, I should make sure that she got there okay.” Edward said getting out of the car.Edward walked to Bella’s next class only to hear the teacher think, ‘the new girl isn’t here. Bella.’
Edward was puzzled by that and walked down the halls to Ms. Mackenzie’s class. He knocked on the door and Ms. Mackenzie came to the door.
“I’m sorry about disturbing your class. It won’t happen again.” Edward said.
“Thank you, Edward. You saved me a call to your father.” Ms. Mackenzie said.
“I was wondering if you saw Bella?” Edward asked.
“Not since she left with Colin”, she answered.
“What do you mean left with Colin!” questioned Edward.
“Young man, you need to work on your temper. Are you always this hostile? It’s not what you are thinking. She twisted her ankle in class and he helped her to the nurse’s office.” She said back.
Edward left without saying a word and ran to the nurse’s office.
“Hello, ma’am. I’m Edward Cullen, is Bella here?” he asked.
“She’s fine dear. Just a small sprang. She left with your sister, Alice.” The nurse said with a warm smile.
“Thank you for your help.” Edward replied as he left the office.
He headed to the halls and listened to his thoughts. He finally heard her voice. Alice.
She was talking to Rosalie in the gym. He ran there and saw them. He ran up the bleachers to them.
“Edward, what’s wrong?” asked Alice.
“Where is Bella?” he asked.
“I don’t know?” Alice said.
“Alice, you were with her in the nurse’s office, right” he asked confused.
He could hear her thought before she said it, ‘No.’
“No.” Alice said. “Is she sick?”
“What do you mean, no. Didn’t you take her to go see the nurse with her ankle?” Edward asked.
“No! What are you talking about? When did she hurt her ankle?” Alice asked panicked.
Then she had a vision, “Jordan! Jordan took her! She acted like she was me! Bella believed her! Oh no, Bella!!” cried Alice.
To be continued…