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Bella Black

Summary:
What if Bella was really Jake's sister? What would happen when Bella left Renee to go live with her father, Billy Black. Would Bella and Edward still have their Happily ever after? Chapter 16 is the original depressing ending Chapter 17 is the rewritten happily ever after version


Notes:
This is an alternate universe of the beloved Twilight series which is not owned by me in any way :(


7. Lab day

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It was strange to wake up in a quiet house. I was accustomed to hearing Jake around the house when I woke up each morning, but this morning the house was silent. I stretched and groggily walked into the small kitchen.

Billy was already in there setting cereal down on the table.

“Morning, Dad.” I said.

“Morning, Bells.”

I looked around the small kitchen and dinning room.

“Is Jake still asleep?”

“Yes, I thought I would keep him home from school today, since he was looking so ill yesterday.”

I nodded in agreement; Jake had looked rather sallow and ill, when he came home last night.

“If you need me to pick anything up from the pharmacy or grocery store on the way home from school, just make a list for me.”

“Of course, Bells. Don’t worry though. Jake just has a virus that is going around at his school lately. I think Embry, Paul and Jared already caught it, so it was just Jakes turn.”

I took Billy’s advice and didn’t worry.

I slid onto my bike, kicking up gravel as I headed off the Reservation. I was running a little earlier today, so I wasn’t surprise that I arrived just after Angela. She walked over to one of the picnic tables and waved to me to join her. We talked for a little bit before school. I was amazed at how it seemed we had been friends our entire life, even though it had only been weeks.

English was boring as usual, though we had moved onto a new writing segment. Our assignment was to rewrite a legend in our own words. Luckily, I had all of the Quileute legends memorized since I was six. Though I still loved listening to Billy tell them around the camp fire. I swear that I slept through most of my morning classes though.

I perked up slightly when I saw Angela during lunch. Since it was officially winter, the cafeteria was now serving soups. I decided that I would get Jake some soup from the grocery. Angela and I gossiped as we walked into Biology.

I took my seat next to Edward but kept as much distance between him as possible. Class hadn’t started yet so I started to write out my English homework. I decided to use the legend of the cold ones and the werewolves. I didn’t notice that Edward was reading over my shoulder till I heard him speak to me.

“So, you’re a Quileute?”

“Yeah, my dad is one of the elders of the tribe.”

“Oh great” I heard him murmur under his breath. I looked at him puzzled.

“It’s nothing.” He said. Before I could ask him what he had meant the teacher entered carrying a box of slides and several microscopes.

“It’s Lab Day, everyone.” He said placing the box on his desk. “I want every table to get a microscope and a group of slides. Remember to get all five for each color.”

Edward got up and got our materials while I put away my English homework and got out the lab sheet. He pushed the microscope towards me,

“Ladies first.” I opened my mouth to answer but I was just trapped in his gaze.

“Or I could go first.” He added quickly, I shook my head to get out of the daze.

“No I can do it.” He handed me the slide and I put it into the microscope focusing it onto the slide.

“Prophase.” I stated quickly.

He reached for the microscope, “May I?” He asked. He took an even shorter look then I did before writing prophase on our paper in elegant script.

I took out the last slide and he went to hand me the next one. Our hands touched and a shock of electricity bolted through us. I almost dropped the slide I had just taken from me. His eyes seemed apologetic.

Our lab continued like that. Both of us identifying and checking the other person’s work, even though there were never any mistakes. We ended up finished before any other group.

I started to play with the pencil in front of me, hoping to ignore the Greek god next to me. He startled me when he addressed me again.

“Bella, if you don’t mind my asking. How come you aren’t going to the high school on the reservation?”

“My mom didn’t want me to go there. Even though I’m sure Billy she hurt Billy by telling him to send me here.”

“You’re parents aren’t together?”

“No, my mother and I, I mean my mother lives in Phoenix.”

“How come you are up here then?”

“It’s complicated.” I said.

“I think I can follow.” He urged me to continue.

“My mom remarried.”

“That’s not complicated. You don’t like him?” He assumed rather then asked.

“No, Phil is nice enough. A little young perhaps, but my mom likes him. He plays ball for a living.”

“Have I heard of him?”

“No, he’s strictly minor league. He moves around a lot.”

“Oh, so you’re mother sent you up here so she could travel with him.”

“No, I sent myself.” Edward continued to look at my confused. “I told you it was complicated.”

“You were right.” He said smirking. Just then the teacher came around to check the labs.

“Well, Edward did you think Bella should have a chance with the microscope?”

“Actually she identified 3 out of the 5.”

The teacher looked at my skeptically. “Hmm, I remember now that your transcript said you were in the advance track in phoenix. Good thing you too are partners.”

After the teacher continued down the row, advising the students still working, Edward turned back to me. He seemed to want to ask me more questions but held back.

“What no more 50 questions?” I said.

“Do my questions bother you?”

“No, it’s just that besides Angela, you are the only person who has noticed me since the first day. Though I seriously thought you were going to puke or something yesterday you looked so sick.” He laughed.

“Yeah, I guess you are right.”

The bell rang then and I grabbed my books and left. The rest of the day passed in a blur. During gym, I got a message from the office saying my father had called and told me not to come home till later because Jake was really sick.

After school I tried to find Angela to see if I could hang with her after school since I couldn’t go home. I found her in the parking lot, but she told me she had a doctor’s appointment and was really sorry.

Dejected I went and sat down at the picnic tables, trying to figure out what I could do till later. I could probably crash at the Clearwater’s. Leah had been my friend when we were younger. I was contemplating this when I saw him walking towards me.

Edward sat down at the table. “What are you doing here?”

“Stuck, at least until later. My brother is home really sick.”

“Well, how about we hang out?” He asked.

I smiled, “Sure.”