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A B.A. in BS

Dear Edward, I have finally gotten over you No, that won’t work. Dear Edward, It’s been 3 years now. You never returned. At least you could keep ½ of your promise; I never saw you again, but the whole thing about life being as if you never existed is a large heaping load of horse sh— GAH! How do you tell your high school sweetheart, the man you stole your heart never to return it, the man who obsessed over keeping you safe, the man who left you broken in a forest because he did not love you anymore…how do you tell him that that you are finally over him and moving on, kinda-sorta. How do you tell him if he’s moved away with his family and you have no way to contact him? You write his sister’s husband, that’s how! What happens if Edward really never returned and Bella went on with her life? What happens if she was able to get over Edward, leave Forks, go to college, and make a life of her own? Would his heart break if he knew she was over him and could surive without him? Would she ever see him again? What about is family-could she really live with out her best friend, forever? What about the wolves? Jake? And oh, dear....what about Victoria?? This story takes place after Edward left. Bella was too much "into" herself (her depression was too strong) that she never did any of the extreme sports, never jumped off the cliff therefore leaving on reason for Alice to come back or for them to go to Volterra. This should be interesting. (BTW the title essentially means ABachelor of Arts inBull Sh--) FAIR WARNING: THERE IS SOME OOC ACTIVITY (Out Of Character) Also, there's some senuality coming up so be prepared :-) I have this "book" finished and the second "book" started and hopefully finished by the end of my holiday vacation. Thank you for allowing me creative license with what's in my head which will soon be on "paper".This Story is rated ADULT for language, future fight scenes, and sensuality. I just wrote a scene in one of the chapters that warranted a change in rating, sorry.Updat: this book is finished-on to the next!

You guys rock and I hope you'll fogive my months-long absence. School owned me for a while. I have a total of 23 chapters in this book and two more "books" after this. I hope you all enjoy!

2. Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Charlie and Renée were nothing less than ecstatic when I graduated from FCC and told them I was going to Dartmouth. I think the fact that I was going away to college was the final nail in the coffin on Edward Cullen and our relationship. Moreover it signified that I was “better” now. I had spend so much time sulking and in a daze after Edward left that I could not even bear to hear his name, listen to music, watch movies, read my favorite books, or leave my room. Jake had finally had enough of it and kidnapped me, with Charlie’s approval of course.

It just meant that when I called the police after he picked me up and threw me over his shoulder and proceeded to walk down the stairs, nothing would happen. It seems that his actions were exactly what I needed. I finally started to come out of my trance and fine pre-Edward Bella. I suspected that he had ulterior motives, but it felt good to feel again. We spent too many days in his garage working on the Rabbit. No matter how hard he tried, that car would NOT go over 60 mpg. Quil, Embry, and I loved to give him hell for it.

I started to notice changes in Jake. He was bulking up, getting much taller, kind of getting sexy. I thought that he was going through puberty. I found out I was way off when I hiked up to the meadow one afternoon. I was about halfway through getting over Edward. I had made the hike many times before; rationalizing going up there “just to check” if he was there. All the while I knew he would not be. But I couldn’t resist. I was still holding onto him then.

The sun was shining through the trees and the wildflowers were blooming. They smelled so good. Almost like Alice and Esme. I decided to just lay down in the wildflowers and look up to the sky. It was becoming bearable. Life was becoming livable. I was beginning to realize that I was going to be ok; that I was ok without him. I shut my eyes and smiled as the sun danced through the trees onto my face. All of a sudden the sun went away. Its warmth was gone and so was the light above my face.

Confused, I popped my eyes open and all I saw was red. Did the sun just blow up and was I witnessing it firsthand? Then it hit me. In the middle of all that red was a small black circle. It was a pupil and the red was an iris. Oh shit. Suddenly a gust of wind came through and strands of red wavy fire blew into my view between me and the red irises. OH SHIT!

“Hello Bella.” Victoria grabbed me by the collar of my shirt and lifted me off the ground. Not only was I now vertical, my feet, along with the rest of my body, dangled in the air. Then there was a black flash to her right.

“Mmmm. Hello delicious Bella.” It was Laurent. All I could think about was Edward. Where was he? Alice would have seen this! They would have come back to save me, right? They wouldn’t let me die.

“I see you are alone. Where are your Cullens? Where is your Edward? I have a very important matter to speak to him about regarding my James. It seems your Edward killed him.” She said with a sneer.

“Victoria, I just came from their house. It seems that they have not been there for a very long time. There scent has very much dissipated.”

“Really? Now, what shall I do with you? How do I rectify what your mate has done to mine?” She hissed. “I know! The Bible says an eye for an eye, but I believe we should amend that to fit the situation. How does a mate for a mate sound, Laurent?”

“It sounds….mouthwatering.” Just as he replied, she threw me to the ground and straddled my stomach. He grabbed my wrists. I tried to get up, but it was like trying to push a car off of my stomach. I kept thinking about Edward. Where was he? Where was Emmett to throw Laurent off me? Alice to jump on Victoria’s back? Edward to rip of his head like Alice ripped off James’. Victoria smiled and started to open her mouth as she leaned over.

“Edward, I lo—,“ I stopped whispering when they both gasped. They started to speak so fast and so quietly that I could not understand it. Before I knew it they were off me and running away. I couldn’t believe it. He was here! Edward and the family had come to save me. They were back. He was back. He really loved me and could not stay away from me. Jolted by my elevation, I sat up. He wasn’t there.

Coming from the forest were massive dogs! They were like huge Grizzly bears on all fours running for Victoria and Laurent. I looked at them and started shaking. The vampires ran and the bears were running after them, but would they notice me? Was I in danger, again? As they ran, the black one in the front stopped and looked back at the reddish-brown one for a split second and started to run after the vampires again with the rest of the pack. The reddish-brown dog started to walk towards me. I started to scoot by self back up to a tree. I could not stop shaking. It got closer and started sniffing the air. If I didn’t know better, I would have said it was familiar. It’s nose started to twitch. It opens its mouth. I started to prepare myself for the end, again.

“Ed—“ It smiled at me. Well, I thought it did. It’s tongue started to hang out of its mouth. I relaxed. It was like a big playful puppy. More than I realized. It came over to me, bent its head down and started to lick me.

“Hey, stop that! Gross.” I yelled while wiping its drool off the left side of my face.

“It let out a husky bark. Almost like a laugh.” It sat down and nudged me with its nose. I started to pet it and pat it on the head. It was actually a really sweet dog. I cocked my head to the right and realized it looked more like a wolf than a dog. Before I knew it, it licked me once more then happily “skipped” into the forest. Not more than a minute later here comes Jake out of the woods shirtless. He was coming the same direction the wolf went in.

I stood up and ran over to Jake. “Oh my GOD! Jake did you see…” I stopped in my tracks half way over to him. There was about 4 feet between us. He was standing at the edge of the forest grinning at me. With his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth just like the wolf had. Then it hit me and my eyes widened.

“JAKE! What did you do? I gave you a direct order!” I whirled around to find a somewhat muscular man standing on the opposite edge of the meadow. And he was pissed! There were about 4 other, younger, guys behind him.

“Check my memories next time I phase, Sam. You’ll see that I didn’t tell her a thing.” I did a 180 towards Jake.

“Check your memories? What the hell?”

“Jake you exposed us!” Another 180. This time one of the other guys behind, the person I assumed was Sam, spoke. He was shorter, thinner and darker.

“Bella, Sam is ‘our leader’ and when he gives us a command, we have to obey. We don’t have a choice. We were told to keep our secret quiet. Oh, and we can read each other’s minds when we phase or are in wolf form.” Another 180 towards Jake. I was absolutely stunned and speechless. I didn’t expose a thing, Paul! She does good with sentient creatures and weird stuff. She heard the legends from me before I knew the wolves were real and was smart enough to put it together herself. Give her intelligence some credit for Christ sake.” Another 180 towards Jake.

“He’s got a point.” Yet again, another 180. This was getting ridiculous and I was getting dizzy and nauseous. “She didn’t freak out with the bloodsuckers. She actually fell in love with one.” He was laughing. This time I recognized who spoke behind Sam. It was Quil.

“Bloodsucker?” I questioned.

“Vampire, Bella.” 180-Jake again. Wait. How did they know?

“But how—I don’t—“ I stammered. I couldn’t finish a sentence.

“Doesn’t look to be too smart to me Jake.” I was able to finish a sentence now Paul taunted. Now, an angry villainous 180. I started walking towards him.

“Excuse me? Paul is it?” I walked, more like stomped like a 5-year old towards him. I was getting defensive. “You need to shut the hell up!” I slapped him. It was like hitting a board; hurt me more than it hurt him. I ignored it and my embarrassment.

“That’s for calling them bloodsuckers! They have names: Alice, Emmett, Carlisle, Rosalie, Jasper, Esme, and-“. I stopped because Jake’s hand landed on my shoulder. It was either a blessing, him thinking ahead, or a blessing.

“Look, Bella. He meant nothing by it. We call all of them bloodsuckers. Yours, ones from the past, the two we just killed –“ I cut him off. I was jaunted back to the first time I thought I was going to die today.

“You killed them?” I shrieked. “How?”

“Hey, let’s finish this conversation at my house. Emily has dinner ready by now,” suggested Sam.

From there, we drove to Sam and his fiancé, Emily’s house. There was a lot of food-a good thing since it seems that all these guys could do was eat. Sam and Jake explained to me more about legend of the Quileute’s and that they were there to protect humans, or pale faces, from the Vampires. There was a treaty with the Cullens because they were different-vegetarians and swore never to kill a human here or hunt on Quileute land. If they did, the treaty was off. They explained that each time more vampires showed up, more wolves were turned and they didn’t age. It was for protection of human life. Oddly, it made sense. When the Cullens would leave or vampires were not there, then the trait that made them turn into wolves was dormant and no one would turn. Those who were already wolves could still transform, but would continue to age.

After that day, I never had contact with a vampire again. Whether that was due to them never showing up or the wolves getting to them first, I don’t know and Jake never let on. I was thankful for that. The pack, as they called themselves, treated me as if I was one of them. The tribe did too. After all, Billy and my dad were like brothers so it was only natural. Things were back to “normal”.

Except for this imprinting thing that they do. Since wolves are one of the only species that mate for life, my wolves do this thing called “imprinting”. Once they see the person they are supposed to spend the rest of their life with, there’s no going back. It is literally love at first sight for both. Sam had imprinted on Emily and you could see depth of their love in the way they looked at each other. Embry, Paul, and eventually Quil imprinted after a while. Jake never did imprint. I think he was waiting to imprint on me. I just didn’t feel that way for Jake. Maybe in the beginning because he was there in my time of need, but that kind of love was never there. I think that he was very sad about that, but it was something that could not be changed. I wondered if he would ever find love if he didn’t imprint or if he would wait on me.

I got lost in my flashback of memories. It was so surreal, like I was there living them all over again. Weird. I looked over to the clock on the nightstand on the right side of my bed. 7:13 am. In 2 minutes, I would be getting up to pack my things and catch a flight to New Hampshire. I caught myself smiling. I was ready. Light knock on the door. Out pokes Charlie’s head.

“Hey Bells, I made you breakfast.” That would be something I would not miss.

“Um, thanks dad. You know you didn’t have to do that, right?”

“Yes, Bells, but I thought I could handle opening the doughnut box and putting it on a plate and pouring you a glass of milk.”

I chuckled. “Yes, even that is something you can handle.”

“I’m proud of you Bells.”

“Oh dad don’t start!”

“What, I can’t say how proud of my ivy league beautiful daughter I am?” I started to blush so much my face burned. That was his cue.

“We’ll, I’ll be downstairs watching Sportscenter. Remember, we need to be in Seattle by 12 so you can catch your flight at 2.”

“Thanks dad.” He started to duck out the door. “Hey, dad. Thanks. I love you.”

“I love you too, bells.” With that he was out of the door way and I could hear him going down the stairs. I stretched, sat up and took one last look around my room. It was time to get up and pack. Time to leave this chapter of my life behind. I rolled out of bed to begin my new journey.