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Lost and Found
Carrie, an abused teenager, has moved to Forks, Washington. She longs to find freedom, but is it as she has expected? Will she ever find happiness. Sorry I suck at summaries. My first fanfic. Read and review please. rewrite with chicke
Disclaimer: I do not own twilight and my friend doesn’t mind being a character and is looking forward to what I write Lost and Found A Twilight crossover Pairings usual except for Edward/my character Bella/Jacob My character is based on my best friend, the only one that I ever trust. There are similarities between them, but this one has an ending. I’m trying to write it as if from her point of view. It will change POV sometimes. Senior year, Edward and Bella have split for good, but the Cullens haven’t left. I would like a review or something before I post the next chapter
7. Chapter 7
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Disclaimer: I do not own twilight and my friend doesn’t mind being a character and is looking forward to what I write
Lost and Found
A Twilight crossover
Pairings usual except for Edward/my character Bella/Jacob
My character is based on my best friend, the only one that I ever trust. There are similarities between them, but this one has an ending. I’m trying to write it as if from her point of view. It will change POV sometimes.
Senior year, Edward and Bella have split for good, but the Cullens haven’t left.
Ch 7 compromise
‘Is it the weekend yet,’ I thought to my self as I got ready for school. Since I was having trouble waking up I decided to take a dip in the pond. Let me tell you, that sure woke me up, and I didn’t stay in there for very long. I grabbed a pear and some bread and headed on my way to school.
It has been a couple of weeks since we moved here. The Cullen’s have been sticking close to me for a while now. I would spot them watching me as I walked to class. They still sat with me at lunch. They didn’t buy the big lunches anymore.
I was surprised when I saw Edward standing at the end of the drive way. I stood there staring for a moment then I walked quickly by him. He came up and walked beside me, I continued to eat my pear and bread.
“What can I do for you Mr. Edward Cullen?” I asked.
“I’m curious about you.” he told me.
“Why are you curious about me? What is there to be curious about?” I asked him.
“I’m drawn to you,” he told me. “You are not like other girls, other people. I also feel a connection to you that I have only felt once, but it also feels different.”
“Is that so,” I asked skeptically.
“You doubt what I say,” he asked.
“I have learned to trust nothing and no one other then myself. Right now I am mentally hitting myself for even talking to you, but something is telling me to trust you. Something is telling me there is something dark about you, but I feel as though I could help the darkness, that I am supposed to help the darkness.” I paused. “How did you know where I live anyways?”
“Bella told me, her father is the chief of police.” he informed me.
“So what do I get out of this?” He looked at me with curiosity. “You get your answers and your curiosity is sated. I’m asking you what I get.” I asked as I looked at him.
“How about this, you get some friends that will always be there for you, like a family.” Edward told me looking into my eyes.
I tossed the pear core into the trees and let out a hearty laugh, “Ha! ‘Other friends have flown before; on the morrow he will leave me as my hopes have flown before.’ Are you telling this soul with sorrow laden about a distant Aidenn?”(E. A. Poe The Raven - do not own) I teased him. I couldn’t help it. It felt so easy to banter with him, and/or Alice around.
He looked at me with a slightly shocked expression, and then he smiled. I couldn’t help but smile back. “Is that all you are going to eat,” he asked.
“Its more than what I’m used to eating. The last place that I lived I ate about twice a week. It’s not a very well balanced diet that I have. I mostly eat fruit and bread, for that keeps the longest. I haven’t had the time to hunt for any meat; I might do that this weekend, that way I get some protein in me.” I told him.
“Why don’t you get food from the pantry or buy some food with money you get from work?” he asked.
“I have not set foot in that house since we moved in and that was to clean it up and move the furniture in. As for the money, in a way I don’t see a dime of it. I’m supposed to get paid weekly in cash, I’m only allowed to by school supplies, or certain products. Then I am supposed to show Thomas what I bought and the receipt, and then give the rest of the money to him.” I told him.
“Where did you stay if not in the house?” Edward questioned.
“I stay in an abandoned den that I found not far from the house. It’s far enough away that the house cannot be seen, but I can hear if I get called.” I said. ‘Why am I telling him this? Why am I so loose lipped around him and his family?’
“What is your day like,” Edward asked.
“Well I get up at five, leave for school by six, arrive at school by 7:15, of course there is school,” I said glancing at him. “I am to be at work by four, I work until nine, get home a little after ten, do my chores and wait by my post to any where between eleven and twelve. Do homework until one which I have set as my limit, I sleep for four hours, and then I get up and start again. You’re not going to use all of this against me are you?”
“Wouldn’t dream of it,” he told me. We walked the rest of the way to school in silence. As we crossed the parking lot, I sighed and put my stoic mask into place. “Small steps at a time,” I mumbled. I could feel the stares and hear the whispers as we walked into the school together. He walked with me to my locker and then to my class.
Everyone was staring at me as I took my seat. “What,” I asked them.
“Your going out with Edward Cullen,” Eric asked me.
“No,” I said, “he just walked me to school.”
“He walked you to school,” Jessica said, “He didn’t drive you in his Volvo.”
“Isn’t that what I said? I’m sure that I didn’t stutter” I told her.
“So you’re his new girlfriend.” said Jessica.
“No,” I told them again, and with that I started reading my book for class.
As I was leaving class I was startled by someone asking me, “So are you going to answer my questions yet.” I turned and saw that it was Edward that had spoke to me.
“And you should learn not to startle me Edward, you may not like the results,” I mocked glared at him.
“And I like this side of you, it’s more playful.” he said to me with a smirk.
“Well you better enjoy it while you can; I could easily slip back into my normal stoic self. Besides you are the first person that I have shown this side of me to.” With that I was able to slip into my Latin class before he could ask me something.
“Morning Carrie,” Emmett said.
“Good morning Emmett.” I said in return. “So are you going to question me like Edward?” I asked.
“Nah, it’s not really my thing. It’s more like Alice’s thing, not mine. Edward is probably doing it because he is starting to like you.” he said with a grin.
I stopped what I was doing and stared at him. “You must be mistaken.” I told him slipping back into my protective shell. Seeing this Emmett was quite for the rest of the class. After class Emmett walked me to my chemistry class. Again I was confused as why he was doing this, but I just let it go for I didn’t feel like arguing or doing anything about it.
Rosalie came up to me before class and said to me, “I’m not going to pity you. You’re not the only one to have suffered.”
I gave a Rosalie a cold stare in the eye. “I’m not asking for pity from you or anyone else. I do not need or want your pity for I know that I am not the only to have been hurt or is hurting.”
We stared at each other for moment. “So we have come to an understanding.” she told me.
“We have.” I agreed. The rest of the class went pretty much the same as usual, except that Rosalie seemed a bit friendlier than usual. As we came out of the class Edward was there waiting for us. Rosalie and Edward nodded to each other and Rosalie went on her way.
On our way to biology I could hear the people talking about us and watching us. “You do realize that they are talking about us right.”
“Yeah,” he said. “They seem to think that we are going out.” He sent me a crooked smile.
“We have only known each other for what, two weeks. We don’t even know each other, so how can we be possibly going out.” I asked.
“Well they could get that from my last relationship with Bella. We only knew each other for about a month or so before we started going out. We broke up because I caught her cheating on me with her new boyfriend.” he told me.
“I’m sorry. I think that if you are seeing someone you should be faithful to that person, and if you want to see someone else you should at least break up with the person that you are seeing and talk it out with them.” I said.
When we walked into class Bella seemed surprised that Edward was with me. She stared at me as I took my seat. When I flashed her a smile, her eyes widened and she turned toward Edward. Edward smiled to her and she slowly turned to the front of the class. I looked toward Edward and we shrugged at the same time. He appeared amused by this.
“Alright class, settle down. Today I am going to be handing out your next project and then assign partners for it. The project is about cells. You are to write a paper about cells, the parts of cells, both animal and plant. You need to describe each part of the cells and describe the differences between plant and animal. You also need a 3d representation of the cells. The entire project won‘t be due until before Thanksgiving break.” With that said he handed out the assignment papers which explained what we needed to do. My partner ended up being Edward. When that was announced he sent me a grin like he was pleased with the pairing.
“So Edward, I didn’t see your car in the parking lot, is there something wrong with it or something,” Bella asked.
“Nothing was wrong with it, Bella, I walked to school today.” Edward said.
“Why did you walk to school?” she asked.
“I wanted to get to know Carrie better so I walked with her to school. I pass her every morning on the way to school so I decided to walk with her today.” he said.
“You walked Carrie to school.” Bella said skeptically. Edward nodded. After hearing that Bella sent Carrie a calculating look. She didn’t notice it for she was working on something. Edward noticed it but didn’t say anything for he thought that she was just confused about why he was doing what he did. In a way he was right.
‘Why would he do that, he didn’t walk me to school, he drove me. What I so special about her? All of the Cullen’s so far seem taken with her; they didn’t warm up to me that fast. Does she even know what they are, what they could do to her? She even looks worse than I do. She looks sickly pale and has dark circles under her eyes. Is she another vampire? No they would have said something, besides she doesn’t look like a model or anything.’
I find this situation slightly humorous. I watch Bella as she tries to figure out the reason for my actions. I turned back to my work that the teacher said we had to complete before we could get started on our projects.
I stared to think about Carrie. Rosalie is right, it is like the Bella situation again, but it is different. I don’t know her true scent, but like before she is a puzzle that I want to figure out. I have that a protective feeling toward her, like I did with Bella, but it is strange. I can tell that I don’t have to worry about hurting her like Bella.
It is as if Carrie is like Jasper, she has this calming influence, yet at certain times she can make me feel fear. Fear felt as if I was in the presence of something dangerous, but it won’t necessarily hurt me. It also felt like I was feeling her fear, but what does she have to fear.
The thoughts I heard earlier from the others were interesting also. They thought that Carrie and I are going out. As of now, I’m not sure if our, tentative friendship, will go any farther, for I am not sure if she would be ready for that kind of thing.
For one we just met, as she had said. Two she is just coming out of her shell and anything right now could make her retreat farther into it. Three, as I and the others have noticed, she is skittish and uncomfortable with contact. I and the others are going to work with that, we need to show her that not all contact is bad.
She’s not that bad looking; she would look better if she has been properly cared for. I have already promised myself that I would do anything in my power to help her and to make her life better, and for that to happen I need to find out what her life is like now. If her answers aren’t satisfactory I would have to watch her, like I did with Bella.
The bell has rung and so I wait for Carrie to gather her things so we can go to lunch. She doesn’t carry a book bag around like the others; she carries all the books that she needs in her arms. I ask her why she carries her books like she does.
“I don’t want to carry around that dirty bag. As you can imagine like everything else I own, it’s not in the best of shape. And with me living outdoors it gets pretty dirty and slightly muddy. I even run around in my pjs so my clothes don’t get too dirty.”
“Pjs,” I ask.
“Yeah,” she replied, “an old tank top and a pair of old shorts. Mostly I go bare foot so the shoes will last longer, and that way my feet don’t hurt from wearing them because they don’t fit.”
“Then why don’t you get some shoes that fit?” I asked.
“I get my shoes the same way I get my food.” Carrie told me.
“You get them out of the trash,” I asked incredulously.
“Yeah, that is where I get my ‘new’ clothes too. Whenever we move Thom and Liz throw out some clothes and stuff and I take what I can use or do something with. I use some as clothing, others I take apart carefully for the threads to use when I go to tailor the others so they are closer to my size. Any thing in the garbage is fair game, and I get to keep what ever I can fit into my two bags.” she explained to me.
By this time we have reached the cafeteria. I set my things next to her and I go get some lunch. Hopefully I can get her to eat something today. The others are just getting some fruit, that way she can take it with her. I grab some pizza, a ham sandwich, and a salad for I’m not sure what she eats and I’m sure she’s not a vegetarian since she mentioned hunting earlier. For drinks I grab some milk, juice and water.
The sitting arrangements were like this; Carrie sat so that her back was to the corner, I sat to her right and Alice to her left. On my other side was Emmett with Rose on the other side of him across from Carrie. On the other side of Alice was Jasper. Carrie already had her books open working on her homework. When I sit down and take her books away from her.
“Hey I’m trying to finish my homework so give it back.” she demanded.
“Not today Carrie, You are going to be talking with us.” When I said this Emmett grabbed her Latin homework and started working on it and coping down what she had, even though he didn’t need it. Rose took her science work.
“You can’t do my work, its cheating.” she said.
“We are just freeing up some time for you, that way you can get done and we can get to know you.” Alice said.
As I heard this I put my protective front back on. “I don’t need your help. I have managed fine so far. If you are helping me because you pity me, as I have told Rosalie, go someplace else for I neither need nor want your pity. As for help, I’ve been taking care of myself since I was three and I think that I have done a decent job.”
“We don’t mean it like that Carrie. We are just trying to free up your time so you can do something else, be a normal teenage girl. We can get to know you and you get to know us. Also maybe this way your nights will get freed up a bit more too. How much sleep have you had in the past three nights?” Edward asked.
I looked at the table and sighed while rubbing the bridge of my nose. “About 12 hours.” I said. “And as I have asked before, what do I get out of this? ’I may be country but I’m not dumb.’” (Same Old Song - Blake Shelton, I do not own)
When I said this Alice and Edward scooted their chairs closer to mine and the both of them put their arms around me. Edward put his tray of food in front of me, and everyone else put what they had in front of me.
“First you are going to have to trust us. We are not going to hurt you. We are here for you. Let us in and see the true you.” Edward said. I look him in the face; all I see is true sincerity in his eyes. I look at the others; Alice had her usual smile on her face, Jasper had a small smile on his face, so did Emmett and Rose. With a sigh I relaxed into both Alice’s and Edward’s embrace. I grabbed the sandwich and said, “So, what do you want to know?” Alice grinned wider and gave me a hug and held my hand. Edward kept his arm around my shoulders.
I was glad when Carrie gave in. I kept my arm around her to let her know that I wasn’t going anywhere. I was also glad that she was eating something. We asked her about her parents first. She told us about Thomas and Liz and some things that they have done to her. She told us of how Thomas is always drinking, and Liz is always eating. I tightened my arm around her as she told us her life. My life has been easier, both before and after I had become a vampire. As lunch ended Carrie put the fruit and vegetables into a bag that she pulled out of her pocket. And I watched as Alice led her out of the cafeteria.
It felt so good to finally get all of this off of my chest, to finally tell someone that I have been keeping to myself. I feel as if a large burden has been lifted from off of my shoulders. I feel as though when I smile I am finally smiling my first true smile ever in my life.
Alice grabs my hand and walks with me to my locker so I can get my math books and drop off my old books and food then she walks me math. That class was the same except that I wasn’t afraid to ask for help with the trig identities from her.
Alice also walks me to gym. I’m still self conscious about my body and scars so I hurried and changed. I stood with the Cullen’s during gym. We didn’t really do anything in gym we just talked. After school it was the usual routine I went to work then home, the only difference was that I got an extra hour and a half of sleep.
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