"So where are going?"I asked my dad taking a sip of orange juice from my glass.
My dad was sitting on the sofa reading his daily newspaper.By the look on his face I can tell that wherever we are going is not a good place.But then again my pa won't take us to any bad place.I waited impatiently for his answer but he kept avoiding my gaze.
After about an eternity(1 minute) he spoke"um.....we are going to...."he stopped again as he was about to say the name of the place.
Okay I had enough."come on pa are you not going to tell me where we are going?You should consider yourself lucky that I agreed moving from here."
Yeah well that was true.I still don't know why my dad wants to move from here.He won't tell me about it,he just said that its time for a start over.
I knew deep down myself that he decided moving for me.I won't say that my life is the best.But we can't expect everything always to be good.
My mother always used to say this to me"things will work out in the end...but you never know when the end is".I remember each and every word she had said to me.That's the only memory of her which I can never forget,her lessons on life for me.
If it wasn't for her I wouldn't be the person I'm right now.I have gone through a lot in my life.,may be a lot for a child to bear.But that's the other thing about me,I'm not weak as other girls of my age,I'm a strong and independent girl.I literally don't take shit from anyone.That's totally against my rule.
I missed her so much.Even after 5 years of her death I still can't forget her.Tears started to weld up in my eyes.No,I have to put myself together,for now.
"well kiddo I decided that we are going to la push"dad said the name of the place in a hurry.I can't get what he was saying.
"pardon me.I didn't get you."I said and started to finish my orange juice.
"I said that we are going to La push."He said and shifted to the other corner of the sofa waiting for my volcano to erupt.The orange juice that was in my mouth before a second was now on the floor.Some of it practically got choked into my throat.The glass was in pieces on the floor.I quickly stood up and said as loud as I could.
"WHAT?"I said anger filled in my voice."what?why dad?Why after all these years you want us to move there?You know I don't want to go there.It's just there are so many memories,I don't think I will be able to handle that."The last part was barely a whisper but I'm sure he heard it.
He stands up,puts his paper on the nearby table and came to stand in front of me."You can't always run from your past sweetie.You have to face it someday."
"I'm not running away from anything dad.But just tell me why?why after all these years you decided to move back there?I guess I have a right to know ."I said.He took a step forward and pats my head.Urgh I just can't stay mad at him.I love him so much.My dad is the best dad in the world.He is practically my best friend.I share not everything with him but at least more than any other teenage girl would share with her dad willingly.
"You will know when the time comes"dad said and went in to the kitchen to eat his cookies.He is such a baby at times.He thinks the conversation is over.Oh no, I won't let him with it this easily.
"And when is this 'time' is planning on arriving?"I asked.
"I don't know.But I'll let you know as soon as know myself."He said and took a bite of his second cookie.
"But dad that's not fair."I said pouting.
"Who said life is fair?"he said while grinning.Oh no he is winning.
"Dad you know I can't go there"I said more seriously this time.Memories started to flash in my mind.
"come on kiddo.what is it now?"he said looking directly in to my eyes.
"My biggest enemy is living there, that's what it is"I shouted at him but regretted it as soon as I saw his face.He sighed loudly.
"You two were best friends.No one can separate you two.What happened sweetie?"he said softly but that only added more fuel to my fire.
"Everything was fine dad,before he turned into some sick,arrogant,idiotic and the one who thinks who ruled the world!And just stop talking about him.I hate him"I said venom spitting out from my every word.
"You can't always ignore him.He is your best friend."he said rising.
"I will ignore him as much as I can dad.And I don't think he is my best friend because best friend doesn't ignore you when you needed them most.Where was he when I needed him?Do you have any answer?No.He ditched me,dad.And you are asking me to forgive him?"tears started running down my cheeks.
He came forward and pulled me into a tight hug.Everyone who is so close to me knows the way to calm me down.a tight hug and I will eventually calm down.But sometimes even that does not work.
"Shh....baby calm down.Please don't cry.I'm not asking you to forgive him,but you know you can't hold a grudge forever."he said kissing my forehead.
"I can't believe dad ,that you are saying this"I said while a chuckle escaped my mouth.
"yeah yeah I know you....you can hold a grudge as long as you want.But just try giving him a chance"he said.
"I'll think about it,but I don't think that he would still remember me.I have changed a lot in these 5 years dad."I said while wiping my tears.
"I hardly doubt that.who can forget such a pretty lady?And by the way does that mean that you are ready to go to La push?"he said raising his eye brows.
"You know I can't say no to you."he lifted his eye brows more."okay okay I know that I'm not very obliging as a child but yes I'm ready to go there,Not because I want to, because you want to."I said and the last part was true.
"Thankyou darling.I'm glad that you are doing this for me.Now as much as I hate to say this but you should probably get ready for family dinner.I'll pick you up at 7:00 okay.And don't be late like always.And we are leaving tomorrow for La push,I hope you have no problem with that.This will be the last family dinner with everyone."He said with a slight smile on his face.
"Okay dad I'll be ready in time.See you later"I said and stood on my tiptoes to kiss his cheek.My father is a tall man nearly 6ft and I'm not short myself I stand about 5'9ft.I'm the tallest girl in my class.We said our goodbyes and then he left.
I know that my dad misses La push and his friends back there.
We are not Quileute's hell we are not even Americans.Yup that's true.I'm from London and I should say that I belong to royal family of London.My family background is kind of complicated and long.
But I guess we have time.I guess we haven't been introduced properly.I'm Elena Celeste Katherine Anderson.I'm a princess but that's the only thing I hate about myself.I don't want to be princess.I don't get why all the girls of my class want a life like mine.If you know me my life is not the one you would want to have.I have been through a lot in my life.Losing the person close to you isn't one of the best experiences of life.It is hard.But you to get over it because life doesn't wait for anyone.
well about the family dinner,it's a family tradition.Every member of the family has to be present unless he or she is out of the country.My family is a large one.The eldest is my Grandfather,Albert William Anderson.He is a man that I admire and not everyone get to that side of me.Me and my granddad are not that close but I know that he loves me dearly.Then came my grandmother Katherine Hailey Anderson.She is the third person after my father which I can't say no to.She has a great personality.She handles the situation so perfectly that it makes me wonder sometimes.You may be wondering if my dad is the second most favourite person in the world and my grandmother is the third one than who is the first one.Well I'll tell you about him later.
My dad is the eldest among his brothers.They are three brothers.First is my dad,Lawrence Albert Anderson.Second,my uncle Evan Jade Anderson,we didn't get along really but what can I say I'm not that good and last but not the least third,Michael Robert Anderson.Well it took almost a month for me to remember their names.And their wives well I don't remember their full name.Hey you can't blame me.Try remembering name of a person whose name is equal to four people.That's not an easy task.
well let's start with my mom;her name is Celeste Mia Anderson.I love name.I love her.I miss her so much that I can't even describe,after my mom's death my father completely broke down.I never thought that he will be able to put himself together because he love her more than his own life.But he did,when I asked him how he was able to do that he said that "sometimes you have to live not for yourself but for the others you love.You have to be strong infront of them even if you are breaking inside.Life is never about living for yourself,it is about giving the others a reason to smile"his words always gave me a rays of hope in the darkest time of my life.
Then came Aunt Gloria Anderson,wife of uncle Evan.Well again we are not in the best our relationship.And last came aunt Christina Anderson,wife of uncle Michael.I'm not so close to any of them but I can't blame them we didn't live in our palace.yes we have our own family palace but we don;t live there.I'm very thankful to my dad for that.My dad never wanted to be a prince himself.All the manners and the way Royals behave didn't suit him.He always stayed away from his family.He was on a business trip when he met my mother and they instantly fell in love with each other.
they loved each other so much that I wonder if someone out there in the world is waiting for me only me.No I have already made a mistake and I won't do it again.I love only my family and friends.No one else and never will.I have made a hard wall of cement around my heart and I won't let anyone break it.I made the biggest mistake of my life trusting him.I went in to depression for 2 months and I don't think that I'll ever be able to forgive him.My trust has been broken so many times by the people I love the most that I don't think I'll ever be able to love anyone else.My mother promised me that she will not leave em but she did.I may not let my family see it but I'm broken inside.I don't show it because watching me in pain hurts them too.I'm not a selfish person like many others who don't care about their family.I'm different.I'm living hiding the pain for the sake of my family.
And I'll do anything to protect them from everything.I'm a family girl after all.
So I think it's enough for now.I should probably get ready before my father comes and starts shouting at me.
I washed the dishes and then went upstairs to my room.My room is pretty large,having a queen size bed in the middle of the room with half my sized black coloured pillows.My walls are painted a light shade of blue colour.Well blue is not my colour but it's my dad's choice so I just accept it.But in my new house it's definitely not gonna happen.I'm going to re-design the whole house myself whether anyone like it or not.
I opened my closet and stood in there for 10 minutes thinking what to wear.Well as I said I'm so not all princessy type I wear my casual clothes everytime.I never went on a family dinner wearing classy clothes but since it's my last family dinner I decided to wear something 'more appropriate"as said by aunt Christina and surprise everyone.
I took my clothes and went to take a bath.I find it amusing but water calms my every pore of my body.That's why whenever I'm sad or angry I take a shower to calm myself.After spending a good 30 minutes in the shower I stepped out of the enormous tub and headed to stand in front of the mirror.
In the mirror I saw the reflection of a pale girl.I got my skin colour from my mom.I quickly put on my dress and let my hair fall down.I don't like putting make-up but I can handle it for a night right.I applied mascara and dark blood red lipstick which match my dress.After taking one last glance at the mirror I stepped out the room and went downstairs.my father was waiting there for me.
he turned and his jaw dropped."Whoa....excuse me have you seen my daughter?"He asked still in shock.
"Come on dad.....don't act like this I'm already feeling a bit awkward.Maybe I should go and change."I said and started to climbing the stairs.But he grabbed my arm and stopped me.
"I was kidding.You look absolutely beautiful.You should wear these clothes more often."He said and kissed my fore head.
"Thank you dad"I said.
"Now if we don't want to get late we should leave.Ready?"he asked while taking his keys to his Escalade.
"Ready"I said locking my arms with him.Then we drove to our palace.It was huge.But it's a place where I can't live.When my grand mother asked me to take her throne as the rightful heir I declined.I don't thimk that I can take such a responsibility.she said that I have all the qualities a queen require and I'm more capable than the others but I think the complete opposite.But when I declined she respected my decision and refused to force in to anything which I don't want to do.But then she said something I don't understand at all."Don't worry my dear you have more important work than to be a queen.You are a born leader.Let's see where your fate will take you"then she smiled and left me confused.
when i went to ask her she said that I will know but I have be patience.That'a all.
My dad stopped the car and we climbed out of it.My dad started walking towards the door leaving me behind.As soon I opened my mouth to ask him he turns around ans said"there's someone waiting for you dear."And then walked back in to the palace.
I was standing dumbfounded.I don't know what he was saying.But then I heard a male voice.
"Ellie"the voice said.oh no I know this voice.It can't be true.He can't be here.but when I turn around tears started to run down my cheeks.In front of me was Dean Lawrence Anderson.My brother and the first person in the whole world who knows me more than my self.I wasted no time in running in to his awaiting arms.I miss him so much well he was gone only for a week but what can i say.I love him to no end.He hugged me back tightly and I started sobbing on his now wet coat.
"hey there midget,I miss you too.But it's only been a week."He said wiping the tears from my face.
"I know but what can I do I love you so much."I said while he chuckled.
"I love you too sweet pie.And may I say you are looking very pretty.oh you are growing so fast."he said while sighing sadly.I have to laugh at that.
"You are not lookiing too bad yourself and for your kind information you are only 3 years older than me ok."I said as we started walking to the dining room.
"Age is just a number baby.I know a lot more than you.He said.
"And what does that supposed to mean?"I asked.
"You'll know"he said and went to greet my dad as soon as I was going to ask him what he meant.
Urgh.Why did they have to keep things from me?I started to get angry but took deep breaths to calm myself.I don't want to ruin my dinner.
The dinner went quite okay.We said our goodbye to everyone and then headed back home.We said our goodnight and went to bed.The next day is going to be a long day.Saying goodbye to your closest friends is not easy but I'll manage.But I wonder how they will tale my sudden moving decision.
I put all those thoughts aside and went to sleep.
Well saying goodbye to my friends didn't go the way I planned.I thought that it would easy and I will not cry.But in the end I cried,and Kurt,my bestfriend won't talk to me because I'm leaving so soon but in the end he gave up and what surprises me the most that he actually cried.It was wierd to see him like that because he is a 'tough guy'.But as it is said"you know the value of a person in your life when they are leaving."Same in my case.
Dakota gave me a good one hour speech on 'how to behave with new people'and 'what to do if someone try to hit you.'I literally have to laugh on that.She behaved as if I was three year old and was going on a picnic for the first time.
So,now here I am sitting on the sofa,and crying on my brother's shoulder.He is not coming with us,because he has to complete his college.I shouted him and then begged him to come with me.He was about to give in but I thought that it won't be right to destroy his future for my sake.It was his dream to go into that college and as far as he is happy I'm happy too.
"Come on I promise I'll call once a week........no twice a week.And visit you on holidays."He tried to comfort me.I know that watching me cry hurts him.So,I just put myself together for him.
"Promise me."I said while wiping away my tears.
"I promise midget."He said while hugging me.
"Stop calling me that,I'm the tallest in my class."I said while standing up.
"Okay okay.I'm sorry."He said.
"Alright you two,Ellie go and start packing we have to leave tomorrow."My dad said while patting kodo's fur.My arctic dog.He is an Alaskan malamute.I love him to death.He is very protective of me.I got him as my 13th birthday present.He is three years old and slightly came above my knee.I thank god that at least he is coming with us.
"Okey dokey dad."I said and climbed up the stairs to my room,kodo hot on my heels.I packed everything.My clothes,shoes,books,guitar and my scrap book.I have four scrap books.I love to take pictures.It's the best thing to keep memories safe.I took my dinner and then went to bed.Tomorrow I'll be leaving London.I was sad but a part of was bit happy because I can start my life from the beginning.But someone was there who I don't want to face.not because I'm afraid but because I wonder what will happen to him when he sees me.
A/N:This is my first fanfic...........I know its a bit boring.But the next few chapters are important for the basics of the story........Hope you all like it.....Please review and let me know what do you think:)