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Family Secrets

Summary:
Bella is sent to live with her aunt and two cousins in Portland, Maine, after Edward leaves her the first time. She discovers some interesting things about her family. Takes place during New Moon. WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


Notes:
Ok, so everyone must READ THIS!!!! Unless you want to be hopelessly confused. Ok, so Edward left. Bella promised Charlie that she would attempt to be social again, that was in November. Now, it's December, Bella never went to Port Angeles with Jessica and she never went to visit Jacob. If you're confused, I don't know what to say, just try reading the first chapter and maybe it will make sense, maybe.


1. Chapter 1

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“That’s it!” Charlie said, breaking me out of my deep concentration on my food.

“What’s what?” I asked, looking up confused.

“That’s it. You’re going to live with your aunt in Portland.”

“You’re sending me to Maine!” I couldn’t believe what I had just heard. “Why?!?”

“Because you haven’t done anything Bella, and you promised me you would try. Besides your mother sounded like she really wanted you to go, she actually sounded anxious to get you there; she said you should leave this weekend.”

“But mom wanted me to go live with her.” I was definitely confused now.

“I know, so if she thinks you should go there, then maybe you should, it could do you some good.”

“I’m not going, I’ll try to be social again, I promise, just don’t make me go live there!”

“I’m sorry Bella, but you’re going. I already have your ticket, and your Aunt Peggy has a room ready for you to move into.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. They were making me go all the way across the country to live in Portland, Maine. It was one of the most overcast cities in the U.S. A perfect place for a group of vamp- I stopped myself there. I couldn’t think about them.

Seeing as Charlie wasn’t going to budge, and Renee was obviously really rooting for me to go I stopped fighting him. It would do me no good, one way or another I would be moving to Maine to live with my eccentric aunt and her two evasive and mysterious daughters. Although Lilia and Elsbeth were gorgeous- they had pale skin, almost like a vampire, and stunning violet eyes- they had no friends, and when ever I visited they avoided any questions about themselves.

I finished dinner and then trudged up the stairs with a grunted, “I’ll go pack,” to Charlie.

And that was how I ended up on a plane the Friday before winter break. I would have two weeks before school started when I got to Portland. Charlie had somehow managed to get me a direct flight, so I was stuck in a seat, wedged between a screaming child and an old man who smelled like a sweaty sumo wrestler. I knew that I wouldn’t be sleeping at all on this plane ride, so I got out my scrapbook.

I traced my hand over the cover, and then flipped quickly past the first two pages; I couldn’t look at those empty spots where his picture should be. I sighed when I looked at all the pictures of my friends who I had had to leave behind in Forks. I even kind of missed Lauren, and that was saying something; she had been even nastier to me the past few weeks.

I ordered some food eventually, but I only picked at it, I wasn’t that hungry and it didn’t look appetizing at all. Sooner or later the flight attendant came by and removed the tray from my lap, and she somehow made the child next to me fall asleep.

After I stumbled off the plane, I collected my bags, and then went over to where Aunt Peggy was holding a large sign saying “Welcome Bella!” She hugged me, and then led me out to her car.

As we drove to her house, I couldn’t help but notice that Portland, Maine, looked just like Forks. It was green and rainy. I would find no relief here.