Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight/New Moon. Stephenie Meyers does.

Chapter 2

The day dragged on slowly. I was stuck on the couch watching some soap opera. I was trying to distract myself, but failed miserably. His face kept creeping into my mind. I could not erase that dazzling smile from my mind no matter how much I tried. He left me alone in the woods less than a week ago, but it felt like years since I last saw those mesmerizing eyes. I sipped my water and glanced out the window as Charlie's cruiser pulled into the driveway. I stared out at the rain and could not help but feel depressed. Once, a long time ago, the rain wasn't so bad. The rain was what allowed me to see him every day. The clouds covered the sun so Edward could pass as human and come to school. But now, well, now there was no reason for the rain. They were gone.

I closed my eyes. I could not take the pain any longer.

"Bella?" Charlie asked as he opened the door.

"I'm on the couch!" I called, trying to sound as happy and upbeat as possible.

Charlie entered the family room and took a seat on the chair facing me.

"How was work?" I asked.

"Long and uneventful. How's that leg? Can I make you anything for dinner?" Charlie asked.

I forced myself to smiled and answered Charlie with as much enthusiasm as I could.

Charlie warmed up some fish for us both, despite the fact that I told him I was not hungry, and we ate in front of the TV. Dinner was awkward. The silence was thick and uncomfortable, but neither of us had anything to say. Instead we ate our dinner and watched some old movie with terrible acting and a boring plot. Finally Charlie grabbed my plate and went into the kitchen to clean up. I sighed and looked over my homework for the fifth time. Still no mistakes. What a surprise. According to the clock it was only six, so I still decided I'd head to bed early. I grabbed my crutches and clumsily hobbled into the bathroom.

After tossing and turning for a few hours, I finally fell into a deep slumber. Thankfully I had a dreamless sleep.

The next day went by incredibly slowly. Mike was trying unusually hard to help me with any little thing. Eventually I just gave him my books to carry so I could make him stop talking. Jessica was not thrilled, but quite frankly, I didn't care.

"So Bella, what exactly did you do this time?" Mike asked, nodding to my plaster covered leg.

"I uhhh…tripped. I wanted water." I mumbled, trying to hop as quickly as I could without falling so I could get to Charlie's cruiser. I couldn't exactly drive with the cast, but I didn't have a ride anymore. A lump formed in my throat and I quickly pushed that thought out of my head. We finally arrived, and I quickly thanked Mike and got into the car.

"So how was your day?" Asked Charlie. "Anything exiting happen?"

"No" I muttered.

After a few minutes of silence, Charlie spoke again. "So, umm...what is that Mike Newton like?" Charlie asked, attempting to make conversation. "He seems nice. I like the family."

I felt the tears coming, and this time, I couldn't stop them. It was as though Edward never existed. Life in Forks had moved on without Edward. That realization made my tears come harder and harder until I passed out from lack of air.

Next Chapter will take place in 4 months and in Edward's point of view. PLEASE REVIEW!