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Because I never left

Renee never left Charlie when Bella was a baby. Bella is there when Edward arrives. I said i'd put the top two up but instead i put all of the ones i got. i got four. I can't remember everyone who sent one in so if yours gets chosen let me know that you sent it in and i'll put up a announcement. Also, if one gets chosen and then removed for being the wrong size i'll go for the second most popular Because I never Left Banner 1


17. Chapter 17

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"Mum?" she was dead!

"Sweetheart! I'm so sorry!"

"Where have you been?"

"I left Forks. I only just heard about your father's accident. I went down to La Push to find you and Jacob told me where you were. Sweetie, why didn't you call me?"

"I thought...I thought you were dead" tears were streaming down my face. Carlisle had appeared beside me.

"That's what I wanted to talk to you about Bella. The police only just released the information that there was only one person in the car at the time of the accident"

"Who are you?"

"I'm Carlisle Cullen. I've been taking care of your daughter with my family"

"Thank you. Come on Bella. I'm going to take you to Phoenix. You'll love it there" she took my hand and pulled me from the doorway. She led me to her car. I sat in the back seat and peered out of the back window. Edward was standing at the doorway, looking at me in horror. Tears fell from my eyes. Something clicked in my mind, something Rosalie had said. Edward won't follow the rules because he loves her! Edward loved me? The car started to drive away.

"Mum! I forgot something!" she sighed but stopped the car. I jumped out of the car and ran back to Edward. I reached him. I wrapped my arms around him and hugged him tight. To my surprise, his arms encircled me too. I felt his cool lips moulding over mine.

"I'm sorry," I said. Then I pulled away and returned to the car.

"Who was that boy Bella?" asked Renee when we were safely away.

"That was Edward. It with his idea I go and live with them after I thought you guys had died"

"Oh...tell you what; we have to stop at Port Angeles to get the flight. How about we stop and get you a book to read? Then something to eat. The flights not till late" I agreed without much enthusiasm. We ate at a little restaurant and then we went to look for a bookshop. We found one.

"Mum, this shop doesn't look...very...me?"

"I agree. There's probably another one somewhere" we headed down an alley and turned left. And right. It grew dark. We were lost. There were footsteps behind us. I glanced around. Four tall men following us. It was too dark to see their faces. I quickened my pace. Mum followed suit. Then two more figures loomed ahead. Two more men. We froze.

There was no other way to go. The men were close. They tightened their group around us, pressing us into the wall. Two grabbed my mum and held her down. The others grabbed me, pushing me up against the wall. I struggled, hitting out.

"Don't be like that sugar. We just wanna have some fun with you!" said one of the guys. I hit out again. The man slapped me. I tasted blood. I couldn't see my mum; they were blocking my line of sight.

One tore off my shirt and shoved me harder against the wall. I heard a piercing scream and the tears came fast down my cheeks. Another scream. The man unzipped my jeans and tugged them down. And his. Then a shout, a thud. The man holding me turned away but kept me pressed against the wall. Then he was gone, suddenly. I slipped to the floor, tears flowing afresh.

"Bella. Bella? Are you okay" I heard the words but I couldn't register who was saying them or where they were. Arms wrapped around me and I could see the dark shape.

"Bella? It's me" I managed to see through the darkness clouding my brain.

"Bella, its Jacob"