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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. ^_^


11. Chapter 11

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The following day, Charlie had told me that Renee was going to stay here in Forks with me for a month or so. He didn’t mention Phil so I assumed he was still in Florida. That deflated my good mood. I didn’t want her to have to leave him for me even if it was only for a month. He mentioned how tomorrow I would leave and I was quite happy, giddy at the thought of finally returning home.

When tomorrow did come, the day seemed like nothing more than a vague dream or memory. Nothing truly stood out seeing as the doctors thought it would be best to sedate me so I wouldn’t become worked up. I thought that that was a load of bull, yet I let them put the sedative in me without an argument, which given the circumstances I was surprised with myself.

I was incased in my back brace for safety reasons seeing as my back wasn’t fully up to snuff yet. My neck was put in the neck brace for similar reasons and then I was placed into a wheelchair. After that, the sedative had started to take effect and everything became very blurry. I remember flashes of images.

As I had left the mental hospital, I saw Charlie, Renee, Jacob, Billy, Jessica, Angela, Mike, Tyler, and Eric all waiting for me. They all came up to me and said how happy they were that I was out. I remember getting a bunch of flowers and then I think I fell asleep.

I next woke up in Charlie’s cruiser as he slammed his door shut and came around to my side. We were home in Forks and he was unloading my wheel chair from behind me in the back seat. I saw Renee pull up on the street in her own car.

The next thing I knew, I was being placed in my bed. I was told I could get a shower tomorrow and that I needed to sleep for a while now. Without thinking twice, I fell asleep into a dreamless, drug induced sleep.

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I moaned as I slowly came to consciousness. I was lying down on my back in an extremely comfy bed. The hospital beds weren’t this comfy were they? Plus the air didn’t have the same ‘fake air’ smell. I cracked my eyes open, not daring to hope that what I remembered wasn’t a dream. I saw my window and the dull clouds just beyond it, in my rocking chair sat Charlie with his head titled back and mouth hanging slightly open. I glanced at the figure lying with her back turned beside me. Renee lay there sleeping as well.

I sighed. I was finally home.

I glanced at my clock and saw it was a little past noon and realized that Charlie and Renee must have been watching me in my sleep and must have fallen asleep in the early hours of the morning.

I raised my hands shakily, still slightly wobbly from the sedative, and tried to remove my neck brace. Once it was unclasped, I slowly raised myself up in bed, making sure to go slowly, and undid my back brace as well.

I took the two braces and dropped them onto the floor were they made a dull thud. Charlie grunted in his sleep but otherwise remained in his slumber. I lowered myself back down slowly, and curled onto my side. I drifted back off to sleep, the fact that I felt more comfortable then I had been for months helped quite a bit.

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I rolled over to my opposite side. Something had awoken me unwillingly. I listened and heard the distinct sound of conversation that sounded as if it were coming from downstairs.

“… needs is rest.”

“I know Charlie, but I just want to go up and see her. I promise I won’t disturb her.’

That sounded like Charlie and… Jake?

“If all he wants to do is go up and check on her, I don’t see the problem Charlie.”

That was Renee.

There was a silence, which lasted a good minute or two.

“Fine, but if you disturb her…”

“I won’t.”

I heard Charlie grumble a little bit, then the creak of the stairs as Jacob came up.

I closed my eyes, hoping he would believe me to be asleep.

The doorknob turned and the door opened slowly with a slight creak. It shut without a noise and then I felt my bed dip down on one side.

“Bella, you are an awful actress.”

“Damn, thought I had you going for a minute.”

“Nope.”

We were whispering knowing if Charlie or Renee heard, Jacob would be thrown out.

I opened my eyes an inch and saw Jacob smiling.

“Does it feel good to be home? You look really comfy.”

“Mm, you have no idea. I’ve been stuck in that pathetic excuse for a bed for far too long with that terrible lab created air to breath in. I swear, I could have gone crazy just from those factors.”

“Lab created air?” He chuckled.

“Yep, you know how that air is so… phony. Like it’s been filtered through so many filters so many times that it’s not even air anymore… just oxygen… nothing else.”

“Well, they have a good reason for the air to be clean. They can’t have any germs floating through the air especially when a patient could get infected from it or something.”

“Yeah, I know. But still.” I took a deep breath to emphasize my point. “Fresh air, god how I’ve missed you.”

“Aww, I’m happy to know that you missed me.”

I opened my eyes, grinned, and slapped him across his shoulder.

“I wasn’t talking about you, you nitwit. I was talking about the air… the freshness and normalness of it.”

He placed on a sad face, dropped his lips and eyes, and hunched his shoulders.

“Fine, I guess I’ll go seeing as I’m not wanted.”

He began to raise himself slowly and walked towards the door in a defeated manner.

“Nitwit,” I murmured under my breath.

Even though he was turned away from me, I could still see the sides of his face as they turned up into a smile.

Then I remembered something.

“Oh Jacob, how did your interview go?”

He spun around and smiled a huge smile. “Great!”

He hadn’t controlled the volume of his voice and soon Charlie was coming up the steps with loud bangs as each foot hit each stair in anger.

He looked at me sadly.

“Sorry,” he muttered.

“It’s fine. I’ll just tell Charlie I was awake a little before hand. We need to talk and I don’t want you to leave yet. After all, you must tell me about your interview.”

He beamed. “Yeah, you really should hear it. It’s a… very entertaining one.”

“Aww man, now you made me extremely curious. Nope, you’re not leaving until I hear.”

Charlie opened the door with a bang and looked at Jacob intensely.

“Look what you did! You woke her up! She was sleeping soundly and comfortably!”

Jacob looked down and I took over.

“Charlie, I was awake long before Jacob came up.”

Charlie looked at me, not quite believing.

“Then why didn’t you call your mother or I?”

“Because I wanted some peace and quite for a little while. I just wanted to lay in my room, in my super comfy bed, and breath in the fresh air for a bit. That’s all.”

He nodded.

Jacob looked at Charlie then at me.

“Should I leave?”

“Yes.” Charlie said.

“No.” I said at the exact same moment as Charlie.

Charlie looked at me with conflicting emotions crossing on his face.

“Charlie, you have no idea how good it is to also talk to someone who isn’t a doctor of any sort. That’s one other thing I missed. You see I have a list of things I’ve missed. Number 1, fresh air; Number 2, my comfy non-plastic bed; Number 3, being able to look out a window and know that a world really exists beyond this room; Number 4, being able to talk to a non-personnel person.”

Charlie sighed in defeat.

“Fine, but you have 30 minutes. After that, he leaves. You need to build up your strength Bells.”

I nodded.

“30 minutes. Okay. That starts as soon as you leave my room and are downstairs.”

“Fine,” he mumbled and grudgingly left my room, shutting the door unwillingly behind him.

I heard him make his way downstairs then grinned at Jacob.

“Okay, you have 30 minutes to tell me about your interview. I would tell you about what happened here first but to be honest, I’m really tired and I don’t really have the brain power right now to divulge what I’ve put together.”

Jacob nodded slowly. It was easily obvious that he really wanted to know what I knew about what exactly had happened here in my room those few months ago.

“Tomorrow,” I promised him.

He glanced at my clock.

“Wow, I’m lucky. Tomorrow starts in four hours. Guess I don’t have to wait long.”

“You know what I mean.”

“Yeah I do. Okay.” he took a deep breath. “Yesterday was… well, you’ll understand by the time my story is finished. It sounds more like the sort of day you would have though.”

We laughed.

“Oh boy. That doesn’t sound too good.”

“No it wasn’t, but yet, I somehow managed to get the job.”

He grinned. I nodded him on to start the story.

“Well, I knew it was going to be an interesting day the second I stepped out of my car and into an ankle deep pothole of water…”