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Bring Me Down

Summary:
Three completly different people's views on what happened to Bella during New Moon.


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1. Chapter 1

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 904   Review this Chapter

I looked at Bella, sitting across from me at the lunch table. Her normally bright eyes were devoid of emotion. She looked…dead.

“Hey, Bella. How’re you doing today?” I already knew the answer.

“I’m fine, Angela. Thanks for asking.” Bella replied her voice as dead as her appearance.

I frowned. Ever since Edward had left a month ago, Bella was a zombie. She moved through the day, silently sitting there, like she wasn’t really here. I had a feeling she was just trying not to feel the pain I knew she felt.

“You’re not. I can tell. But that’s okay. I’m always here to talk, you know that, right?” I told her quietly.

When she looked up from the table and into my eyes, something was different. Instead of being blank, her eyes were filled with pain. Bella’s expression conveyed that she was far from okay. She was living in hell, it seemed. “Angela, you just can’t imagine how much it hurts. I just can’t talk about it. To anyone,” Her voice was equally soft, yet the words were stronger than I had heard for weeks.

She looked back down at the table, and I could see a tear running down her cheek. I knew I was about to start bawling.

Mike walked over. “Hey, Bella! I was going to the movies tomorrow night, do you want to come?” Gosh, that boy sure didn’t know when to give up. Mike had to be able to tell that Bella was dying inside, and now was not the time to make a move. Bella looked up again, and her face was back to its expressionless façade. “No thanks, Mike. I have a lot of homework to do, and Charlie needs me around the house…” Her weak voice trailed off.

Oh oh oh oh
Baby baby baby bring me down
I want to be right where you are
Baby baby baby bring me down
You can look me in the eye and break my heart
Break my heart

I passed the graded essays out to my students. As I handed Newton his paper back, which was a 74%, I smiled, pulling out the next one.

“Bella, well done! This is the highest score anyone’s gotten on my Jane Eyre reflections essay! Congratulations,” I smiled at her, handing her the paper with big numbers written across the top saying 100%.

“Thank you, Mr. Mason,” She mumbled, not looking up.

“Why, I don’t think anyone’s gotten close, other than the Cullen’s,” I continued, then froze. I forgot, that was wrong, wrong, wrong. “I’m sorry, Bella, just forget what I said,”

“It’s…alright,” She muttered, tears falling again. It seemed that I messed up a lot lately, forgetting that the Chiefs daughter had had her heart broken by the doctors son.

Newton glared at me, and whispered, “Excuse me, sir; can you please stop traumatizing Bella?” That kid was such a nuisance.

“Oh, my bad, Michael,” I whispered back, making a mental note to fail him on the next assignment.

I glanced at Isabella again, pity forming in my stomach. Her long brown hair formed a wall around her face, shielding her from the rest of the class. All I knew was that Edward Cullen would pay for doing this.

Oh oh oh oh
Baby baby baby bring me down
I want to be right where you are
Baby baby baby bring me down
You can look me in the eye and break my heart
Break my heart

Word travels fast in a town this small. Being the sweet little old lady I was, nobody expected me to listen to their gossip. But, young people were ignorant, and I learned a lot about the tragic story of Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan.

“Grandma, can I borrow ten dollars?” My grandson, Tyler, asked me.

I smiled fondly at him. “Of course, dear, have fun with your friends. Oh, will Bella be coming?” Seeing as how his lunch crowd was going to the movies, I hoped they included the heartbroken girl.

Tyler shifted on his feet, uncomfortable. “Err, no, Grandma, Bella doesn’t really like to hang out with us all that much.”

“Tyler Ryan Crowley, you include that girl! She’s suffered from a lot these few weeks, and seeing as how you were only too eager to be her friend earlier, I can only hope you provide the same gentleman courtesy to her now!”

“Alright, alright! Jeez, don’t have a cow,” He muttered.

“I heard that, Tyler!” He was going to take that poor dear to the movies, whether he wanted to or not.

After doing some knitting and watching two shows of Oprah, I took a nap.

“Grandma, wake up!” Tyler called to me. Pity, I was having a wonderful dream. Something about sunshine…

“Grandma, I need to borrow you’re suburban, okay?” Boy, that child always wanted something from me.

“Alright, dear. Did you talk to Bella?” He scowled. I could tell what he was going to say.

“Yeah…but she didn’t want to go. See, I told you she-”

“Well, at least you invited her. Such a sweet thing to do,” I smiled at him. “Now, don’t keep your friends waiting. See you later, Tyler, dear!”

That poor girl. I hoped she would get better soon.

Oh oh oh oh
Baby baby baby bring me down
I want to be right where you are
Baby baby baby bring me down
You can look me in the eye and break my heart
Break my heart