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New Strings

Summary:
Edward and Bella are both from Texas. They had a colorful past together. Edwards a professional bullrider and Bellas a new up and coming singer/songwriter. What happens when they cross paths?


Notes:


2. Chapter 2

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New Strings

Ch.2 Off the market

Bella POV

“And now we’ve got an amazing new up and coming artist. I’m sure you all know her. At only 20, this beauty sure knows how to belt it out. Please give a round of applause for the amazingly talented singer/songwriter Bella Swan!” yelled the announcer for none other than the CMA awards.

A huge eruption of cheers and screams came from the giant amphitheatre as I strode out in a shiny black dress and great new pair of boots Alice picked out for me, with my first and favorite guitar strapped to me. (pics in profile)

Once I got over to the mike and the applause went down I said, “It’s really great to be here tonight. Just a few years back I was a 16 year old girl in my little town watching this and wishing I was here, but now look at me! Wow. So this song is very important to me. It’s the first one I wrote when I moved to Nashville and it has a lot of meaning behind it. So I hope ya’ll all enjoy it!” I pointed to the crowd and they erupted into applause once again.

Then I started to play.

I bet this road will take me out of here
Take me far away from Amarillo
I bet this car will go real fast
The wheels might even drive me past
The places that you said I'd never go
Oh...

The Texas Sky is the biggest one I've seen
But it still aint big enough for you and me
All the things that make you mad,
All the baggage in your past
Don't leave much room for a girl like me to be
So I'll fill her up with hope and worn-out dreams

An I'll grab the wheel and point it west
Pack the good and leave the rest
I'll drive until I find the missing piece
You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings

Mama said I never should have done it
Should have ended us before we ever started
Daddy knew about my pride so he stood there
And he smiled inside and I pretended that I
Didn't notice a little tear that fell when I said I was going

An I'll grab the wheel and point it west
Pack the good and leave the rest
I'll drive until I find the missing piece
You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings

I've worried about life and
If it's arriving right on time
I guess if you don't jump
You'll never know if you can fly

You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings.

Once I played the last chord I nodded my head and walked off the stage and right into Jacobs arms. He picked me up and twirled me around, then gave me a warm, loving kiss on the lips.“You were great Bells,” Jake whispered in my ear, and I couldn’t help but smile and pull his big body down to mine and kiss him. God I love this man.

Edward POV

I walked into my tour bus after a good ride on a big nasty bull named Diablo. I got a little bruised up when he threw me off and right into the side of the fence. But other than that it was a smooth run.

I’m now 20 years old and I’m a professional bull rider. One of the best in the country. I could be the best, but every time I get on the bull all I think about is Bellas’ beautiful face and I guess I get a little distracted.

“Edward, babe, get in here it’s the CMAs!” yelled Tanya from the bedroom of our tour bus.

Yes, I ended up dating Tanya. I don’t know why, but once I realized Bella was gone for good, I tried to move on. The first person there to help pick up the pieces was Tanya. I let her try and help me even if it was her fault in the first place.

I took off my cowboy hat and my boots and walked into the room, just in time to hear Tanya screech in delight.“Oh yes! It’s Bella Swan!! She’s so amazing!”

Oh god, I shouldn’t be looking at this, it’ll just break my heart even more than it already is. I guess Tanya doesn’t realize that this Bella Swan is my Bella. Of course she wouldn’t, she never really listens.

But as I turned to leave, Tanya grabbed my hand and yanked me onto the bed to sit next to her. I had no choice but to look at the screen.

“And now we’ve got an amazing new up and coming artist. I’m sure you all know her. At only 20, this beauty sure knows how to belt it out. Please give a round of applause for the talented singer/songwriter Bella Swan!” said the announcer.

Bella was right, she made her dreams come true, just like she said she would.Then the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen walked out in a very sexy form fitting black dress, with black boots. Strapped to her body was none other than the one of a kind guitar her father got her for her sixteenth birthday.

I’ll never forget that day. The moment she saw it her face lit up and she smiled the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen. She ran over to it, looked at me, and said “you’re so teaching me how to play.”

Bella walked straight up to the mike, and just smiled at the crowd until they finally quieted down. Then she said, in a voice that sounded like heaven itself, “It’s really great to be here tonight. Just a few years back I was just a 16 year old girl in my little town watching this and wishing I was here, but now look at me. Wow. So this song is very important to me. It’s the first one I wrote when I moved to Nashville and it has a lot of meaning behind it. So I hope ya’ll all enjoy it!”

As she told the crowd that she hoped they’d enjoy her performance she pointed to them, and they all erupted into screams and cheers. I could have sworn I heard some guy yell marry me. Even Tanya screeched a little bit in excitement and anticipation.

Once they quieted down again she started to play.

I bet this road will take me out of here
Take me far away from Amarillo
I bet this car will go real fast
The wheels might even drive me past
The places that you said I'd never go
Oh...

The Texas Sky is the biggest one I've seen
But it still aint big enough for you and me
All the things that make you mad,
All the baggage in your past
Don't leave much room for a girl like me to be
So I'll fill her up with hope and worn-out dreams

An I'll grab the wheel and point it west
Pack the good and leave the rest
I'll drive until I find the missing piece
You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings

Mama said I never should have done it
Should have ended us before we ever started
Daddy knew about my pride so he stood there
And he smiled inside and I pretended that I
Didn't notice a little tear that fell when I said I was going

An I'll grab the wheel and point it west
Pack the good and leave the rest
I'll drive until I find the missing piece
You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings

I've worried about life and
If it's arriving right on time
I guess if you don't jump
You'll never know if you can fly

You said I wouldn't get too far on a tank of gas
And an empty heart
But I have everything I'll ever need
I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings.

I could tell that this song was written all about me.

Once she finished she nodded her head and walked off stage. The cameras followed her backstage and zoomed in on her going up to some big, dark skinned man. When she got to him he scooped her up in a bear hug and twirled her around. She was laughing and happy, and then he put her down and kissed her lightly on the lips.

All I could see was red. My hand clinched into fists, and my jaw went rigid. He kissed my Bella! I’m gonna kill him! Wait, what? Did I just say my Bella? She isn’t my Bella anymore remember. I cheated on her and drove her away with Jacob. Wait Jacob. Jacob, Jacob, Jacob!! The guy that just kissed Bella was Jacob! Of course it was Jacob, he’s always been pining for Bella, even when we were together. He finally got his chance once we broke up. She was probably sad and heartbroken and he swooped right in and took my place.

Oh god, I’m such a monster.Jacob then whispered something into Bellas ear, and she smiled, and pulled him down to her and kissed him passionately.

I couldn’t take it. I left the room in a huff, but not before I heard the announcer say “Well I’m sorry guys, but it looks like Bella Swan is off the market.”