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Hollowed Existences

Summary:
~spoiler warning~ What would have happened if Bella hadn't jumped?...


Notes:
I sort of just started this little story for fun because I wanted to see as to where it might go. hehe xD. The chapters are going to be short, why? I don't know. My brain doesn't tell me its reasoning most of the time but I bet it has something to do with the fact that if i squished it all together it wouldn't sound right. Thats my guess. hehe xD. Oh and of course, I don't own Twilight, New Moon, or any of the characters. They are all Stephenie Meyer's creations. ^_^


10. Chapter 10

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The Next Day

“Hey Bella, guess what?”

I opened my eyes partially as if I didn’t care.

“What is it Jacob?”

“You’re going to get out of here in a little over a week.”

My eyes snapped open. I was hoping to get out of this dreadful place but I thought it would take at least a month, not one week.

“Really?” I squeaked.

“Yep, you just need about one weeks worth of neck and back exercises and they’ll let you off. But someone has to be monitoring you every second of everyday when you get out; so I volunteered, naturally.” He grinned coyly.

I gave him a scolding look and waggled my finger. “Now, now Jake. You need your rest. You can’t be off taking care of little ole’ me now can you?” I couldn’t help but smile.

“Of course I can! What else is there to do in the boring town of Forks? There are no bipolar people to find so I’m fine!”

I laughed. “Yay! Are you sure Charlie won’t think your like, intruding upon my personal space?”

He grinned. “Oh well, if he does, I’ll just say I’m watching you. You know, making sure you don’t attempt suicide again.”

My smile turned to a frown. “I never tried to kill myself Jake.”

“Ah, yes. But your parents don’t know that.”

“Jacob,” I said in a condescending voice.

His smile vanished. “I’m sorry.”

He looked down at his watch and his eyes widened. “Crap, I’m going to be late for my interview.”

I raised an eyebrow questioningly.

He looked at me. “A job. I have an interview for a job outside of the preservation. You know, for extra cash. I can’t be late.”

I waved my hand dismissing him.

“Fine, go on. Leave me to my own demise.”

He grinned. “Somehow I think you’ll survive.”

I looked at him with a mischievous grin. “Oh you don’t know that. According to the doctors, all I have to do is remove my neck brace and my neck could break. I wonder what would happen if I went to jump up and down. I wonder if that would cause it to severe the spinal cord. I have many ways that I can think up of possible ways to kill myself.”

His smile vanished. “Bella?”

He actually thought I was serious. “Jacob! I’m joking! Now, get out of here so you’re not late! Go on, Shoo!”

He grinned. “Alright. I’ll be back tonight to tell you how it went. Okay?”

“Fine.”

He waved goodbye and left the room.

Just as he had left, a doctor came in. I recognized her as Doctor Frau.

“Hello Bella. Time for neck exercises.” She smiled pleasantly at me and I smiled back.

I was in a good mood. I wasn’t going to be a pain in the rear right now. Then the nurse came in. The one I had been oh so rude to. Her name was Judy.

“Hello Nurse Judy.” I said pleasantly. She looked at me warily.

“Hello Bella.”

“How has your day been so far?” She actually smiled at me sensing my good mood.

“Fine. How was yours?” She motioned towards the door where Jacob had just left.

I smiled wider. “I couldn’t have asked for a better day with better news.”

“Yes, I heard you are getting out in a week. Congratulations!”

“Thanks.”

“I was wondering if the good mood was because you were leaving or because your boyfriend stopped by.”

I laughed. “He’s not my boyfriend, just my friend. My best friend in the whole wide world who I owe everything to.”

“Wow, wish I had a friend like that.”

I knew she was joking. She probably had a few. Doctor Frau walked over and interrupted.

“All right ladies, well we need to do neck exercises now.”

I nodded. “Okay, just be careful. I’m a klutz. I could go to turn my head to the left and my chin could hit my shoulder and re-brake my neck. Just warning you since this is the first exercise.”

Doctor Frau smiled. “Yes, your parents have told us how you tend to accidentally injure yourself on a regular basis.”

She slowly unclasped the clasps on the neck brace.

“Now Bella, your head will feel like a really heavy bowling ball once this brace is removed. I will hold your head up by placing my fingers under your chin and gently lowering your chin down to meet your chest.”

I nodded and gave her the signal to take the brace off. She removed the brace and held my head up by my chin. I felt just how heavy my head was. It felt like an elephant was sitting on top of my neck, not my head. Once my chin was against my chest, Doctor Frau stepped back a foot or so.

“Alright Bella. What you now need to do is try to lift your head. You are only supposed to lift it slightly, not all the way up. Understand?”

“Yes,” I mumbled.

I slowly tried to lift my head and couldn’t. What was wrong with me? I tried yet again and failed. I sighed, frustrated at my own lack of ability of lifting my own head. I clenched my fist and slammed it down on the bed. The movement caused my head to bounce and flop to the side. Doctor Frau practically lunged at me in an attempt to keep my neck from re-breaking when she saw my fist rise. She stopped my chin from coming in contact with my shoulder. She looked at me sternly.

“Sorry.”

“No it is all right,” said Doctor Frau.

“Now aren’t you glad that Doctor Frau was here? You could have just re-broken you neck other wise.”

I glanced at Nurse Judy and smiled. “Yes, I am glad. Thanks for not taking vengeance on me for my idiotic behavior and taking the brace off. I don’t know if I would have been able to stand this place for another 4 months or…” I trailed off knowing full and well what else may have happened.

Nurse Judy smiled. “Yes, you were a… handful at times, but I never would have done that.”

I nodded. I looked at the clock then back to Doctor Frau.

“How long am I going to be doing this?”

Doctor Frau looked at the clock.

“Well, since you are leaving in about one week, we need to spend more time a day then usual practicing. So, we will do exercises once in the morning and once at night and each session will be one hour long. Usually it is just thirty minutes per day, but we need to speed it up a bit.”

I nodded. I knew at the rate my neck was ‘not’ working, the hour was going to be a very, very long one and I would need to work every session of this week to me fullest extent. I was not going to go home and not be able to do anything for myself. I had plans.

I relaxed myself and tried again. My head lifted what seemed like a quarter of an inch. Nurse Judy clapped her hands.

“Now we’re getting somewhere,” I mumbled with a slight hint of happiness.

It wasn’t that great, but small leaps were better than no leaps and no leaps right now were not acceptable. Maybe this hour wouldn’t be so long after all. I smiled at the thought.