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Maybe...Just Maybe

Summary:
What if Alice didn't see Bella jump? Bella is starting out her day like every other since Edward left. But she finds something that she never expected.She starts a journey to find true happiness but gets caught up in a war that threatens her life... And not to mention everything she's ever known, loved, and hated.
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2. Live Your Life

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Work passed by in a blur. All I could remember about my wasted day was that Mike asked me out…again. And after rudely saying ‘No’ I walked back to my truck and drove around in circles for hours. I had a lot to think about. What I discovered earlier in the morning opened a whole new window of opportunity for me. I was split between two courses of action. I could wait for Edward to come back until I die or chase after him myself. I personally wanted to do the second choice, but I couldn’t hurt Charlie or Jake like that. What would my mysterious disappearance do to them?

I hadn’t realized that I was zoning out until I came back to reality. I was on an unfamiliar road so I parked the truck and got out to look around. I stood on the side of that road and stared into the forest in back of me. The shadows looked sinister and I wanted to stay as far away as possible from the darkness. I tried to remember if the sun set in the west or east, but my mind went blank. I started to panic when I realized that I was lost. But just as I was starting to hyperventilate, my head whipped around to face the forest.

It was like someone was calling me, but I didn’t hear a word. With out my brains permission, my feet started to move in the direction of the trees. Before I could stop myself, I was running as fast as I could into the darkness.

I let my instinct take over. I ran through the trees like I knew every inch of the forest. Twigs and leaves got caught in my hair, but I couldn’t care less. Someone or something was calling me and I had to answer. It didn’t take me long until I entered a clearing. And in the middle stood a girl.

She was dressed in all white and there was a distinct glow all around her. She looked like and angel and was as beautiful as one. Her golden curls cascaded down her back and she had bright blue eyes. I was glued to the place where I was standing and my brain refused to function. She walked over to me, her dress fluttering around her. She stopped a few feet away from me.

“Bella,” she said softly. I didn’t, couldn’t, respond.

“Bella, you seem to be at a crossroad in your life.”

“Uh huh,” I squawked out.

“Let me warn you, one path may lead to your death,” she said foreshadowing. Like I didn’t know that already. If I stayed in Forks I would certainly die of old age or heart break.

“Yah, so?” I blurted out. I didn’t want her telling me how to live my life. If it was even life anymore.

“You can’t wait forever,” she said in response.

“Wait, what?” If she was going to give me advise, she should at least tell me what it means.

“He’s not going to come back to you. You have to got to him.” She seemed to be fading as she stepped back from me.

“Wait! No! What do mean? Are you talking about-” I stopped as I fell to the ground, sobs shaking me. When I looked up again she was gone.

I jumped up startled. I was in my truck, but my head was resting on the steering wheel. I looked around. I was on the unfamiliar road, but my door was locked and it was raining. I ran my hand through my hair. There was no evidence of leaves or twigs. It dawned on me. It was all a dream. Just a dream. But when were my dreams ‘just dreams’? I thought back to my dream that revealed what Edward was. My body started to shake again. I shook my head trying to clear it. I started my truck back up and got out of there. I got lost a few times but I managed to make it back to my house by midnight. I crept into the house as quiet as possible, but when I turned on the light, Charlie was standing in front of me with his arms crossed.

“Bella! Where on Earth were you? Do you know how-” Charlie started to scream. I interrupted him before he burst a vein.

“Dad! I’m sorry! I took a wrong turn and got lost! When I got out of the truck to find out where I was, I tripped and hit my head! I was out cold for hours!” I lied, well partly.

“You’ll have more explaining to do in the morning,” Charlie warned. He was obviously too tired to dig more into it. I sighed in relief and got ready for bed.

While falling asleep my dream from earlier played over and over in my head. What did it mean? Was she talking about Edward? Millions of questions ran in my head over and over but I was too tired to answer them all. I fell asleep, my mind still busy.

When I woke up, it was too to partly broken alarm clock. I set my stuff back in order the night before, but my alarm clock was damaged. I would have to get a new one. I mechanically got ready for school, my mind still on my dream. I hardly even realized that I was at school until the bell rang for first class. I must have zoned out, again.

I had English first and the teacher droned on and on about poems. I groaned as she made us all read ours out loud. Every one’s was half way good at most and I was wishing for the class to be over from the moment it started. But my internal suffering was cut short when some kid I didn’t even recognize read her poem.

It's sometimes challenging
For you to live in the moment,
That is
To live your life
As it happens to you.
It’s important to remember
That your future
Depends on how
You act Today
It’s time
To focus more
On what’s going on
Around you.


It woke me up. I had to act. I wouldn’t find my true love if I didn’t do anything. I had to focus on today, on what I want, not on what I worry will happen. I had to live. I couldn’t wait any longer. When the bell rang signaling the end of class, I rushed out of the room and out of Forks High School not looking back.