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Fourteen-year-old Bella

Bella comes to Forks right before the Cullens. Edward and Bella might never have met. So, what happens to the story? I can't pick which one I like better. Please vote on your review!

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3. Chapter 3

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I sat on a long log on the beach. Waves lapped up upon my feet, making me shiver and readjust the army blanket that was wrapped around my shoulders.

“Are you cold?” Rachel asked as she watched another sixteen-year-old boy named Sam Uley dive into the ocean. His girlfriend, Leah was beside him, laughing at how he looked. Of course, she, too, was shivering.

“No, I’m fine.” I whispered back. “Where is Rebecca, anyway? I haven’t seen her for a while.”

“Oh, our dad grounded her for driving too fast. She was allowed to go to the party, though. You know everyone thinks it’s so neat that you used to live in Phoenix. Some of the boys just think you’re neat. Remember Mike Newton? He was practically falling over you. And Tyler Crowley! Man, I thought he was going to faint when he saw you.”

I elbowed her in the ribs. The boys had been bugging me all night so that I had finally snuck down to the beach and found Rachel. I assumed they must have left a while ago. “Oh, stop that. You know you would just love it if Sam asked you on a date.”

“Of course I would love it! Have you seen him? He’s smokin’ hot!” The two of us burst out laughing but forced ourselves to stop when Sam looked over.

“But seriously, Phoenix isn’t really that special. It’s just another place to live.”

“Yes, but still…it’s so exotic and exciting.” She smiled over at me. “You know what I mean?”

“Basically everything. I just don’t understand how you could say its exotic.”

“Oh, you know what I mean.”

I looked over at her and saw that she was smiling at Sam again. When she saw I was looking she stifled a sigh that probably had something to do with Sam’s hotness and stood up.

“I have to go. My brother needs to be dropped off at his friend, Embry’s house. You know where Charlie is, right?”

“Uh, huh. But I think I’m going to stay her just a little bit longer.”

“To enjoy the view?”

“Ya, you’re right Sam is pretty good looking.”

“See you later, Bella.”

“Okay, bye.” Swiftly, she picked up her flip-flops and walked towards her brother who was playing tag behind us with a group of boys around his age. When he saw her, he waved behind to his friends and then ran up, far away from Rachel.

I turned back to the sunset, watching Sam scoop Leah up into his arms and throw her into an incoming wave. She came up laughing, with seaweed in her hand that she mercilessly threw at her boyfriend with a surprising amount of force. I turned away. I had never fit in anywhere and it was a bit painful to be watching two people who were so in tune.

My brunette hair whipped around my face, creating an illusion that there was breeze, though there wasn’t really. It was peaceful here by the sea. There was no Phil, no being kicked out of my own house. There was just peace.

I closed my eyes, allowing the chilling ocean waves to cover my feet. I am not sure how long I sat there, truly at peace, until I heard a shrill shriek from the ocean. Reminded that I was not alone here, I grabbed my blanket and slipped on my clogs.