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Best Friends Since Ever

Summary:
Bella and Amanda have been best friends since... ever. So of course that's who Renee turns to when Bella needs help with her post-Edward depression. But Amanda has a huge secret.. one that literally blurs the lines of fantasy and reality. Note- I changed the last chapter a bit to fit better with what I want to write in the sequel, so you may want to re-read it.


Notes:
This is my first (written down) fan fic, so I'd really love people's opinions (however brutal they may be) to help me improve and make the story better. Thanks for reading, I hope you like it!


4. Roller Coaster Depression, AKA- A Summary of the Last Few Months

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“Charlie, I don’t think I’m helping her anymore.” There. I said it. The past few months had been awful. In the beginning, she seemed to be healing, if slowly. Then, one wrong thing would be said, and she’d hit rock bottom again. It’d continue, cycling every few weeks. A roller coaster of emotions. Recently though, something had changed. She had hit bottom and stayed there. Nothing I did was helping. Time was not healing her as it should.

“I know.” It was hard for him to admit that. I’d been a saving grace at the beginning, but now…

“She needs to hang out with her other friends, but she won’t if she doesn’t have to.”

“I’ll see what I can do.”

“Thank you.”

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“Bye Charlie!” I called waving to where he stood in the doorway. “See you soon Bella. Have fun at the movies with Jessica!” She nodded blankly and I gave her a big hug. I tossed my suitcase in the passenger seat of my car (the trunk wasn’t big enough, !@#$% fuel efficient European cars…). “I’ll see you in a few days!” I gave her one last hug before sliding into my seat and backing out. Charlie had given her an ultimatum yesterday afternoon, forcing her to make plans with Jessica to go see a movie this weekend. I “just happened” to have to leave town this weekend to visit my family, forcing her to spend time with people without me to buffer. I took a deep breath and hoped I was doing the right thing.

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Lunch on Monday was interesting to say the least. I had come back to a Bella that was both better, and worse.

It was worse because of how her movie night turned out, and the repercussions with Jessica. Jessica wasn’t speaking to her now, she seemed to have gone over to “the dark side.” No, seriously. Our table had exactly two extra seats, dividing it between our group and Lauren’s group. Jessica had moved over to the “Lauren side.” I couldn’t get anything from her except frustration and confusion. Apparently Bella had gone slightly crazy. Or suicidal. It was the second one that scared me.

It was also better though. Bella said she had gone over to see an old friend, Jacob Black. Charlie reported that they had stayed for dinner and Bella had even laughed and smiled a few times. I was thrilled. Could this Jacob boy do for her what I couldn’t? Bring her back from her depression? It was too early to tell, but that hope kept me going.

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My hopes came true. That Black boy was healing her. Well, maybe not healing, I don’t think she would ever heal, but he was numbing the pain to the point she could function. Her own personal morphine, without a prescription. She started hanging out at La Push, doing her homework with Jacob, and didn’t need me nearly as much as she used to. She did always come home smelling like grease and oil, however, and I had a feeling studying wasn‘t all they were doing. She was hiding something from me. I never got as worried as I should have, even when Bella came home a bit banged up (this is Bella we’re talking about), probably because of my excitement over how much better she was doing. As if that wasn’t enough, she even started hiking with him! She went so far as to ask me to go hiking with her, when he wasn’t available. That should have set the alarm bells off right there. Unfortunately it didn’t.