Lying for the abuser
Charlie hates Bella and rapes and abuses her everyday.When she calls the ambulance what will Charlie and the Cullens do? Charlie OOC Adult for rape, abuse and language Banners by Emmett_lover. If you can't see them or they are removed due to size they will be on my profile.
13. The Truth
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I pulled into the garage much slower than needed deciding how to explain what happened. I walked into the house, and took a seat at the table in the dining room. I hadn't said anything, but everyone came, and sat down at the table.
Emmett walked in, and sat down next to me, "What's the problem Edward?" he asked, and everyone took a seat around the table.
"The problem is that Bella knows what we are," I informed then watching the reactions of everyone as they recovered from the shock.
"She told you this?" Esme asked.
"Bella asked me after she explained why she thought it, and I thought she deserved the truth," I told them hoping for them to understand why I did it, "I'm sure she won't tell, and she said she wasn't afraid of us."
"Fine Edward, but the Volturi can't find out, and we'll need to watch, and make sure," Carlisle agreed understanding why I did it.
"We also have another problem," I said my voice dismal, "we only have one more day, if that."
"Edward you must understand we can't interrogate Bella. We have to wait till she is ready," Carlisle explained trying to be the voice of reason.
I lost my composure, and slammed my fists down on the table "You want her wait so long that Charlie sells her… that he kills her?," I yelled.
"Of course not Edward, but we still have a little time," he remained calm, and seated.
"A day Carlisle, if that," I sneered at him then took a deep breath, trying to calm myself. "I'm sorry I know we have a backup plan," I apologized having regained my senses.
I had walked up to my room. Edward had left for his house a while ago, and I was still trying to work everything out as it swirled in my mind 'til it felt like the room was spinning. He had just confirmed my theory. I had told Edward I wasn't afraid of him or his family, and I wasn't, but it was hard to take all this in, in one day.
I took a long deep breath letting the air fill my lungs, and slowly release it. I flopped back onto my bed. I closed my eyes, and let myself drift to sleep hoping that it might help me figure everything out. I woke up at midnight, and flipped over, and went back to sleep. I woke up again at five o'clock, and went as fast as I could to the bathroom. I threw up, and then began coughing. After I was sure I was okay, I stood up, and brushed my teeth thoroughly.
I quickly took a shower and got dressed. Charlie stopped me as I was walking to the kitchen. "Hey Bells are you ready?" he asked. I nodded, "Okay then lets head over to the hospital, and get you splint off before school," he said, and I followed him to the cruiser, and got in. He drove in silence to the hospital, and I sat down in one of the orange plastic chairs as he checked me in.
Once he was done he went to make a phone call. They called me back almost immediately, and Charlie stayed where he was still talking to someone. I went back, and headed to exam room 1. The nurse came in, and checked my blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. She left, and Carlisle walked into the room three minutes later.
"Hello Bella," he said flipping through some papers, "so you're here for me to take off you splint like I said, correct?," he asked raising an eyebrow looking up, and down my body as if he was searching for something else.
I smiled at him, "Yeah that's right."
"Okay then," he spoke softly, and walked over, and began taking off the splint. It took about five minutes for him to finish taking the splint off my leg, and when he did I flexed my foot. Seeing it didn't hurt I smiled again. "Okay Bella were done it should be fine now," he informed me, and wrote something on his papers.
"Thank you so much Carlisle."
"You very welcome Bella," his eyes were full of sorrow then he turned lightly, and headed out the door.
I headed out of the exam room, and back to the waiting room. Charlie was still talking, but he got up, and checked me out. As he walked up to me he hung up. "So is you leg okay now? he asked.
"Yeah Carlisle said it's fine now," I told him.
He smiled, "That's good we'll go to Seattle tonight okay?" he asked, but it didn't really sound like a question.
"Okay, but I need to go to school after we get back home," I reminded him.
"Then let's go," he turned, and walked out the door, and I followed after.
The drive back was just a quiet as the one before, and Charlie dropped me off at the house to go to work. I grabbed my bag for school, and my keys. It felt great to have the splint off, and not have to use crutches. I drove to school, and when I pulled into my parking space Edward was standing next to his Volvo. He strolled over to me as I climbed out of my truck.
"Hello Bella," he smiled, but his eyebrows furrowed when he looked at my leg. "I'm glad to see you don't have to have the splint anymore," but by the way he was acting right now he wasn't.
"Hello Edward, and yeah Charlie took me to get it taken off this morning."
He nodded, and the smiled became slightly brighter, "I told my family last night," he whispered leaning down to my ear, "they took it fine."
"That's good we can talk later, but tonight Charlie and I are going to Seattle for something," I whispered back. I glanced back to the Volvo, and saw the rest of his brothers and sisters.
Then he grabbed my hand, and I stiffened for a second then relaxed. His family had already gone into the school so we walked across the parking lot to the school. He walked me over to my locker, and stopped, "I'll see you at lunch Bella, and we can talk to my family. Is that okay?" he asked still holding my hand.
"Yeah, that's fine, I'll see you then," I agreed.
He smiled, and brought my hand to his lips, and kissed it softly. He then turned, and walked away. As I was walking down the hall Angela came up beside my locker. "Hey Angela," I smiled at her.
"Hi Bella," she said, and looked down at my leg, "It's good to see you got your splint off."
"Yeah now it feels great not to have to wear the thing," I said, and the bell for first period rang. "I'll see you later," I told her as we hurried to our classes.
Jessica began to question me in class, but the teacher started questions which stopped her. The rest of my classes when smoothly; I went to lunch, and I sat with the Cullen's after I got my lunch.
"Hello Bella," Edward smiled gesturing me to sit next to him.
"Hi," I said to them, and they all smiled at me.
"Edward said you took everything well yesterday," Jasper began, and I nodded, "but you can't tell anyone else."
"I wasn't planning on telling anyone, it's not my secret to tell," I explained, and it seemed like everyone relaxed.
"That's a relief we thought Edward here had lost it," Emmett laughed, and Rose slapped his arm.
"So Bella do you want to come over today?" Alice asked excitedly.
I frowned, "Sorry, but Charlie and I are going to Seattle after school."
I saw Edward and Alice glance at each other then turn back to me, "Okay, but after that try to come over," Alice suggested.
"I'll see if Charlie will let me," I told her, and her smile widened. We continued to talk, and laugh lightly after that. Soon the bell rang, and Edward and I walked to class. As we were walking down the hall Edward grabbed my hand again. Mr. Banner put in a movie, and the rest of the day went well except I kept getting hit by volleyballs in gym, since the coach said to wait a while to play.
As I walked out of the school I noticed it was raining again. I hurried over to my truck, and climbed in. I pulled out of the parking lot and headed home. When I pulled up to my house Charlie was already there. I grabbed my bag and headed into the house.
"You ready to go Bells?" he asked as I walked in.
"Yeah I just need to put my bag in my room," I told him putting my bag up, and headed back down to the kitchen. I followed Charlie out the door, and climbed into the car. I turned the stereo up slightly so I could hear it. Like most of the drives with Charlie it was silent.
During the drive I had fallen asleep, and when I woke up we were a few minutes from Seattle. I sat back up and looked out the window. I wasn't paying much attention to where we were going until I noticed we were some where I had never seen before. It was, by my best guess, the bad side of town though it didn't look all that bad.
As Charlie drove along he took out his phone and dialed a number. "I'm almost there," he said to someone.
"Yeah I got it," he said glancing over at me.
"I understand I'll be there in less than five minutes," he told the person hanging up.
The conversation didn't make much sense until the next sentence. "Bella you are to be a good little slut, and do what the man tells you, understand?" he asked turning off a street to another neighborhood that was nicer than the one before. He stopped in front of a two story house. I was an off-white color with a porch on it and a small yard.
"What's going on?" I asked not understanding completely.
"You're going to do what the man tells you to do 'til I come to get you tomorrow. That was our agreement," he explained.
I knew that there was something going on when he was nice this week, but I hadn't imagined this. Charlie had sold me to someone for the day. That's why he was worried about my splint he didn't want to send me to whoever it was with it on. He pulled up to the house then, and someone walked out.
The man was wearing a black suit, and opened my door and handed a roll of money to Charlie. "Here's your payment," he told him, and held out his hand to pull me out of the car. I took it before he tried to force me out of the car. I followed him into the house, and Charlie drove away.
"What's your name miss?" the man asked.
"Bella," I told him.
"That's a beautiful name, and I'm Matthew," he told me. "You can sit if you want."
I took a seat on the couch, and waited for something to happen. "So why am I here, why did you buy me?" I asked him not making it a demand so he didn't hit me.
Shock crossed his face, "Oh I didn't explain did I. I'm the butler I'm not the one who bought you."
"Then who bought me?" I asked hoping that the fear was evident in my voice.
"Jonathan is the one who bought you," Matthew explained. "Would you like something to eat?" he asked changing the subject.
"No thank you."
"So you must be Isabella," someone, who I guessed was Jonathan, said.
"Yes," I said trying not to show my fear.
"Well, Isabella I'm Jonathan," he said walking over to me. "It seems you were worth what I paid for," he brushed a piece of hair from my face, "this should be fun."
I shivered, but remanded silent not wanting to think what he was going to do. Then the door bell rang. Matthew walked over and answered the door. I heard some talking but couldn't make out the words or voices.
"Sir, someone would like to speak to you," Matthew told him.
Matthew went to go get Jonathan as I waited just inside the door. I switched on the voice recorder I had in my pocket when he opened the door. "Hello, sir I'm Jonathan and who are you?" he greeted me.
"I'm Edward, and I was wondering if you and I could make a deal."
A deal? This kid is just in high school what could he want? "What kind of deal?"
"Did you buy a girl for a while named Isabella Swan?" I asked.
"Why does it matter to you?" he asked getting worried.
"Well I was going to buy her from you" I told him.
This kid wants to buy this girl from me? This should be interesting. "How much?" he asked.
"How much did you pay?"
"Okay then I'll give you fifteen thousand. You let her go with me now and you tell Charlie when he shows up that you had someone take her home. Not that someone bought her and I give you the money right now. Do we have a deal?" I told him.
There's no way this kid has fifteen thousand dollars with him. "Yes we have a deal. Matthew, bring Isabella in here."
I handed him the money, and Bella entered the room then. "There's the money just remember that you had someone take her home, and not to tell him who," I reminded him.
"Yes I know," he replied.
Bella walked over to us then, "Isabella you are to go with him now," he told her, and she walked to my side.
I grabbed her hand, and walked out the door. We walked quickly to the Volvo, and I opened the door for her then got into the car myself.
"Thank you so much Edward," she told me as I drove, and I saw tears welling in her eyes.
"You don't need to thank me Bella, but why were you there?" I asked seeing if she would let me help her.
The tears spilled over then and she started to shake, "He sold me to Jonathan for while," she whispered through the tears.
"Who sold you Bella?" I asked hoping that she would tell me.
"Charlie did he was being so nice this week. He hadn't hit me once then he took me up to Seattle, and sold me," she explained continuing to cry.
I pulled over to the side of the road then and unbuckled my seat belt. I unbuckled hers as well and pulled her to me. "It's okay Bella your safe now," I whispered into her hair. "My family and I can help you now, if you'll let us," I explain.
"Thank you and please help just don't let Charlie know just yet," she pleaded.
"Why?" I asked her.
Bella began to cry harder then, "Because he said if I told he'd kill me and my mom."
"I'm not sure if we can stop from telling him to help you. But don't worry Bella I won't let him hurt you or your mother," I told her and she brought her arms around me to embrace me like I was her.
"Thank you," she sobbed into my chest. She didn't speak for a while after that continuing to cry it out. So I just held her and tried to comfort her. Soon she brought her head up and made eye contact with me again.
"I think I'm okay now," she said wiping away the stray tears.
I let her go then and let her put on her seat belt. I started driving again. "Bella would you talk to my family and I, and explain everything?"
She didn't respond for a minute. "Yes I'll go talk to them," she agreed.
"Thank you Bella."
"You don't need to thank me it's you who is trying to help me," she explained, and smiled happily at me.
The rest of the drive she didn't speak seeming to be lost in thought. I pulled up to my house, and then walked over to her side of the car, and opened the door for her. She climbed out the car, and followed me to the door. I opened the door for her and she hesitated for a moment before walking inside.
As we walked in the door Alice ran up, and hugged her. "It's so good to see you Bella," she told her.
"Good to see you too Alice," Bella responded.
"Everyone there is something that we need to discuss," I told them, and gestured for Bella to follow me. I sat down on the couch and she came and sat next to me. The rest of my family followed sitting around the room.
I nudged Bella softly letting her know to begin, "I was wondering if you could help me," she said.
"Help you with what Bella?" Carlisle asked.
"I was wondering if you could help me get away from the abuse and rape," she whispered and added, "from Charlie."
Esme and Rosalie came over, and hugged her. "Of course well help you," Carlisle assured her.
"Thank you so much," she told him, "But Charlie said if I told he would kill my mom and me."
"Bella were going to have to inform Child Services so you can't get hurt again, and see if you can stay with us," Carlisle told her, "We can also inform them of his threat, and they would make sure your mother was safe."
"When are you going to tell them?" she asked.
"I was going to call them later after we finish discussing everything to make a case. Then I can know how long this has been happening," he responded.
"Okay I'll tell you what you need to know." she agreed
"Okay Bella, when did this first happen?" Carlisle asked beginning with the questions.
Bella stayed silent for a moment, "A few months after I turned thirteen when my mom left. My dad blamed me for her leaving. He started to drink a lot then, and after a few weeks he became physically abusive. After months of that," she shuttered, "on my fourteenth birthday he raped me," she whispered, and everyone in the room wasn't sure to be angry or sad.
"Continue Bella what happened after that?" Carlisle asked.
"Then he stared hitting me every day, and raping me when he wanted," she admitted, and tears welled in her eyes again, "A month, or so ago Jacob raped me too, because Charlie made a deal with him. This week, up until today, Charlie had been nice then he took me to Seattle today, and sold me to someone 'til the morning," she explained.
"Thank you Bella. You can stay here. I'm going to call Child Services, and tell them everything and see if you can stay here while the case is going," Carlisle told her.
She nodded, and laid her head on my shoulder letting a few tears fall. Esme came over then, "Bella were not going to let you get hurt again," she assured her.
Rose walked over then, "She's right Bella we'll make sure you never get hurt again in anyway."
"Bella," I whispered, "do you want to take a nap, I'm sure your drained from the last few days?" I asked, and she nodded.
"Do you want to nap here, or in one of the beds?" Edward asked.
My head was leaned on his shoulder, and I was about to fall asleep, "Right here is just fine," I told him and closed my eyes.
"Okay just rest Bella everything's going to be okay," he promised as I drifted off.
Bella fell asleep on my shoulder and Rosalie came to sit in a chair across from me. "So have you told her you love her yet?" Rose asked.
"Well she likes you a lot. I know that," she smiled gesturing to how Bella was sleeping on my shoulder.
"I hope your right. It might be asking too much, but maybe those feelings can grow," I smiled.
"I think they already are," Rosalie said then got up, and walked away.
I headed up the stairs to my office to make a call to Child Services. I knew what I was going to say so I dialed the number, and waited for an answer. "Hello, Child Services how may I help you?" a women answered.
"I'm Carlisle Cullen, a doctor at forks hospital, and I wanted to report abuse."
"Abuse of who?" the women asked.
"Isabella Marie Swan has been abused, and raped by her father for years. She admitted this to my son then us today. Her father also sold her to someone today 'til tomorrow morning, that's what she told us. My son found out about it, and bought her from him, and has it on a voice recorder," I told her, and she stayed silent for a while.
"She told you all this?" the women asked confirming it.
"What is her father's name?" she asked.
"His name is Charlie Swan. He's chief of police for Forks."
"Okay Mr. Cullen tell me your address, and I'll have someone over later today to confirm all this."
I told my address quickly then told her how to find it. "Thank you, and if you could send someone soon that would really help," I said.
"I'll get someone on the phone now, and they should be over in an hour or two," she assured me.
"Good we'll be waiting have a nice day," I told her. I hung up the phone, and then headed down stairs to tell everyone.
"Someone from Child Services will be here in an hour or two to confirm what I told them."
"Really?" Rosalie asked.
"Yes the women agreed to call them and have then over soon," I told her.
Esme ran over, and hugged me then, "That's wonderful Carlisle!"
I had woken up just ten minutes ago, and Carlisle had just come in, and told us Child Services was coming today, and I froze. If I had to go back to Charlie after this I was going to die. Then he would go after my mom. I just hoped that Carlisle was right that my mom would be safe. I knew I was going to have to tell whoever came over my story again, and probably be examined for abuse and rape.
I also knew that the Cullen's were helping me, but I couldn't help being afraid of what was going to happen after this. I hoped that I would get away from Charlie once, and for all, but I'm not sure if they would believe me against the chief of police.
Charlie had been the chief of police for twenty years, and even though I have lived here all my life after the abuse started I wasn't very social. So there wasn't much in my favor other then the Cullen's word and mine.
My thoughts then turned to my mother, and I then began to worry about my mother, and how she would react. My mother knew nothing about the abuse. I didn't blame my mother for what happened to Charlie. Though what Charlie did was, because of her leaving, and he blamed me for it. It was his decision to do this to me. It wasn't, because he was drunk at the beginning it might have been, but now he just did it when he wanted.
No, now he put thought into how to hurt me, and how to make me think he had changed. This week he'd been so nice, and then he sold me to someone for some money. I was his daughter I should have meant more to him than that, but apparently I didn't.
The Cullen's were happy now and hugging each other, but Edward looked over to me then, and frowned seeing my expression. "Are you okay Bella?" he asked.
"Yeah I'll be fine just worried if this will turn out okay, and how it's our word against Charlie's."
"It will be fine Bella. Just tell the truth, and everything will turn out okay, but you're going to have to retell what you told to us to the person who comes here okay?," he questioned me.
"Yeah I know," I smiled sadly at him.
He hugged me then, and whispered in my ear, "It will be fine Bella if you want I'll be there to support you if they let me."
"That might help, and thank you," I told him hugging him back.
"You're welcome Bella, and you might also have to be checked for abuse and rape," he frowned again.
"I figured they would have to, to confirm it," I said, and let go of him.
"Okay as long as you understand. Also if you want to take a shower before whomever Child Services sent shows up you can. You've been through a lot today."
"No I'm fine I'll just wait till they show up," I smiled.
We didn't speak for a few minutes then Edward spoke. "If we win the case would you be okay with staying with us?"
I thought for a moment then responded, "If all of you wanted me to yes I would, but I wouldn't want to intrude on all of you."
Alice came over, and hugged me having heard are conversation, "You won't be intruding on us Bella we all love you."
I hugged her back, "Thank you Alice. I love all of you too."
The rest of the hour the Cullen's, and I all talked about different things, and a little about what I was going to have to say, and do. Mostly all I needed to do was tell the truth.
We all stopped talking when the door bell rang. "Are you ready?" Edward whispered in my ear as Esme went to get the door.
"Yeah I'm fine," I told him, and waited for the person to start the question.
A tall thin woman with light brown hair and blue eyes, "Hello everyone I'm Mrs. Amanda Andrews, and I'm looking for Isabella Swan," she said.
"I'm Bella," I said.
"Would you mind answering some questions?" she asked.
"No I don't mind."
"Okay do you have a room that could use?" she asked Carlisle.
"You can use my office."
"Thank you, and I also wanted to talk to your son, the one who had the voice recorder, and you," she said.
"Of course Mrs. Andrews," Carlisle said.
"Then please lead me to the office," she said.
Carlisle lead her to the office, and she had me walk in there with her first. "I want to just talk to Bella for a while then I'll call you in," she explained and smiled.
"Of course," Carlisle agreed.
I went, and sat in a chair in front of Carlisle's desk, and Mrs. Andrews went to sit at the desk. "I want you to answer every question honestly," she said.
"Okay," I said.
"Then let's begin," she said sitting a tape recorder out, and pressing record.
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