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Forlorn and Forgotten

this my first story on here so criticism is expected...but not overly harsh please...but what if edward left again as bella had expected? what would they do?


2. The Preparations

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When the idea first popped into my head, I was hesitant, but then I thought, to hell with it. So I packed a suitcase. I brought every shade of blue I could, even my prom dress. Blue was his favorite color on me. Something about the tones had caught his eye that accentuated my pale skin.

I was quietly rethinking my decision as I make dinner for Charlie. I realized that he could take care of himself. He doesn’t need me. I was trying to fabricate a good lie when he walked inside. “Bells?” he called…this seemed pointless because of course I was there…I barely left the house in four months.

This made Charlie uneasy. He was easily upset with me these days and I wasn’t making things any easier. Then I realized that I had never answered him. “Yeah Dad, I’m in the kitchen.” I answered. I was trying so hard not to sound distracted or distraught.

“What’s for dinner honey?” Charlie asked routinely.

“Umm,” I answered finally looking at what I was making, “It looks like roast with carrots and potatoes.” I said slightly surprised at myself.

“Smells good, Bells, when will it be ready?” he asked routinely again.

“About twenty more minutes, Dad,” I answered with a slightly warmer tone than necessary. Yep, I thought now I’m busted.

“OK, honey I’m just gonna catch the end of the game” he said absently.

OK I thought, as a wave of relief passed over me, back to fabricating the lie.

I’ve never been a good liar but now I would have extremely convincing. For Charlie’s sake let’s hope this works…