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How to Save a Life

Summary:
Life for Edward, Bella, Shane, and Cat are just getting harder and harder. As their home and school lives get worse music and friends become their only sanctuary. Fighting through it together to save each others' life. Sequal to 'You and Me' NONE OF THE PICTURES IN THIS STORY ARE MINE DO NOT SUE ME ACTUAL OWNERS ARE IN CHAPTERS! CONVERSE.jpg CONVERSE image by shelby4d5


Notes:
I finally got my five reviews saying they wanted more so here it is our characters' sophomore year.


7. The Most Depressing Chapter So Far

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Chapter 7

After that the bar-b-q was pretty boring. Cat stuck by the three of us, usually Shane, the whole time, but was otherwise normal. It wasn’t until later, when everything was dying down, everyone had eaten, and Bella and I were sitting on the roof below my window, that I learnt way Cat freaked out.

"So you going to tell me what was up?" I asked Bella, helping her onto the roof, making sure she didn’t fall.

"Yeah, I suppose." She muttered, sitting down.

"Well?" I asked a little impatient.

"Oh, shush, I’m trying to figure out what to say!" she said exasperated. "Alright, well five years ago, Cat’s mom was in an accident. Before that, gosh she was just the coolest person, and when it came to her kids… People used to call her ‘Mama Lion,’ cause whenever her kids were in trouble or hurt, she always made it her job to make things right again. I remember once Cat came home crying cause this kid was picking on her at school, and the teacher didn’t do anything. So Cat’s mom went down to the school, and chewed out the teacher, and the principal!

And she and Cat were so close. Cat was her ‘little kitten’. That’s why she wants to be called ‘Cat’ you know? It would probably still be kitten if she didn’t want to grow up so fast to take care of her mom after the accident."

"What happened? Did she die?"

"No actually I think that might have been better. The accident knocked a bit of her brain loose. She went kind of crazy. She functions all right, but now all she does, is sit in their extra room, and paint bowls of fruit. Cat takes care of her now, just like she wanted. She brings in the extra plate of food, that her older brother always makes for her mom at Breakfast and dinner. Changes the bowl of fruit around every month or so, so her mom won’t get bored, and picks up the finished paintings that her mom throws on the floor when she’s done puts them into separate portfolios, one for each different bowl of fruit. She even picks the best painting out of bunch of ones for each different bowl, frames them and puts them on the wall in that room."

"Wow, I never thought that Cat could be responsible." I said softly, looking down to the backyard, where the parents were talking in a circle, and Shane and Cat were sitting together in a lawn chair, Cat on Shane’s lap.

"Yeah, and she’s really sensitive about it too." Bella said, looking down at Cat and Shane too. "Alexis probably said something like ‘Goodness, Cat why are you such a freak? Oh I know, cause you’ve got a mental patient for a mother!’ That’s one of Laruen and Tanya’s favorites." She said scornfully.

We sat there for a long time, just looking down at the people on the ground. Bella shivered slightly, as the wind picked up, hugging her arms around herself. "Let’s go back down. It looks like my dad is starting a bonfire." I said, as Carlisle came back from the garage holding a stack of logs and putting them in the fire pit. I stood up, holding her hand and helping her up as well.

As we walked down, I asked a question I had been wondering for a long time now. "Hey, Bells. What’s Cat’s real name?"

"Oh, you never found out? Kayla."

"Wow, really? The other kids made it sound like it was something bad." I said.

"Yea. In like first grade, Cat couldn‘t say her name right, so when she stood up in front of the class she said ‘Kynala’ and after everyone was calling her that so she just went with it."

We both laughed a little, continuing downstairs, walking to the small fire that had been started, just as Shane and Cat were. "Hey," I said softly as they walked over to us, then walked forward and hugged Cat. She hugged back quickly, but then let go. Quickly walking to the fire, and sitting down.

Bella smiled at me, and Shane smirked, and we all went and sat next to Cat.