'One thing about the past
It is likely to last
Some of it is horrid and some sublime,
And there is more of it all the time.'
-Ogden Nash

Bella's POV

Charlie is taking me with him on one of his rounds in Port Angeles, the police station there has formed an alliance with Forks. The crime rate has rised dramatically since November.

He doesn't trust me to be alone anymore, not since the motorcycle accident, I know I have been acting reckless the very thing he asked me not to do, but I had to.

Everytime I did, I saw him, heard his voice, it was real. I didn't care that I was driving myself crazy, and that I was only causing myself to feel more grief. I didn't care, because it was all I had left of him.

I didn't want to forget him.

"Bella, I want you to stay in this cruiser ok?" Charlie asked me, I nodded slightly. He got out of the car, there was a crowd of people I looked out the window, someone was running I saw Charlie put his hand on his gun.

I turned away, then I heard a gunshot and someone screamed. I looked back, I saw the criminal getting away and lying on the sidewalk was my father.

"Charlie," I breathed. "Charlie!" I screamed. I ran out of the car, and towards my father I kneeled down next to him he was shot in the chest. "Bells," he said weakly.

There was blood trickling from his mouth and I fought the urge to faint, "Dad." "Call for backup, I'm sorry Bella."

"Dad, please." But, it was too late, he stopped breathing, stopped trembling, and his eyes were open but empty. I sobbed, "Charlie."

I ran, to the cruiser and grabbed the speaker and called for help, the ambulance was the first one to come.
"Isabella Swan," a man said.

I looked up, "I have some questions to ask you, what did you see?"

I sniffled, "I saw a big crowd, someone was runnning, Charlie went after him I looked away and then I heard a gunshot and I saw Charlie on the ground and the man was getting away."

"Did you see how he looked like?" he asked. I shook my head, "No, I didn't see him it was dark and there was a crowd of people and I was more focused on my father."

He nodded, "Thank you, goodnight."

Goodnight. Yeah right.

Another police cruiser drove me home, I stumbled inside the house.

Charlie was dead. He was killed and the man got away.

I can't, stay here.

Edward left me, Charlie's gone and I know I'll never make it if I went to go live with Renee and Phil.

I threw some clothes and books and my savings in my suitcase.

I grabbed my car keys and drove.

I had to get away, somewhere to think.
A escape of sorts.

A new life, a new idenity, a new beginning.
I bought a plane ticket to the earliest flight to Ohio, as the plane took off I suddenly felt angry. The man who killed my father, got away!

And there were poeple out there, terrible people who took away lives, stole, and didn't care who they hurt or who they had to hurt to get away.
After the flight I checked into a hotel, the next morning I applied for a job as a police officer, I had training to do.

After I passed, I got the job and began to do my morning rounds. The town was peaceful and normal, but I was glad that I was still catching people.

After two years, I worked my way up and earned respect from my co-workers.
"Bella there's a man trying to steal a elderly woman's car."

I got my keys and drove, I saw him. He was just a teenager, he wore a green hoodie and baggy jeans with a chain and white sneakers, he saw me and ran.

I made a turn and parked, I ran after him and he picked up speed. "Stop!"

He didn't listen, most of the time they don't I got out my gun ready to aim and fire but then decided not to.
I knew where he was going and I knew a shortcut, he looked back again.

I came in front of him he stopped, and tried to run back but I quickly grabbed his arm and pushed him against the wall. "You're under-arrest," I told him.

"What's your name?" I asked him, after he was hand-cuffed.
"Carlos," he said.

I looked at him, "What's your real name?" I asked. He stared at me and then sighed, "Jimmy."

I smiled, and shoved him into the cruiser before I drove to the police station.
"I'll take care of it from here, Bella," Polly told me.

Polly, had blonde hair and brown eyes and we didn't know each other very well but I considered her as a great friend.

I had lunch with Polly, she seemed nervous. "What's wrong?" I asked. "Bella, do you ever think about settling down from the police force and having children?" she asked.

Her brown eyes stared into mine and her hands were clasped together on her lap, "I don't know, having children requires boyfriend," I said, smiling.

But, Polly was serious, "Do you?" I shook my head, "No."

She looked down and then back at me, and she spoke very quietly, "Bella, I'm engaged and preganant." I blinked, I didn't even know she was dating anyone, but I didn't know her very well.

"Why are you telling me this?" I asked her. "Bella, I know we don't talk much or know each other very well but I feel like I can trust you and I look at you as a close friend."

"A close friend you hardly know, Polly," I reminded her.

"It doesn't change anything, I need to let you know I'm quitting my job."

"To settle down?" I asked. Polly nodded, she patted her stomach, and smiled. "How long have you been pregnant?" I asked her. "Two weeks."

I threw away my food and got back to work, as I walked to my cubicle I passed the Chief's office and heard Polly say, "I'm sorry." She walked out of the room and left, I guess she was in a hurry.

I drove home, I took a shower and crawled into bed, but I had trouble going to sleep. I was half-asleep when I heard the doorbust open, someone was breaking into my house!

I shot up from bed, wide awake and grabbed my gun and crept quietly out of my room, I made my way over to the kitchen. A hand flew out from behind me and covered my mouth, and then took my gun away.

He whispered in my ear, "Listen Bella, you are coming with me, leave everything behind you're not coming back, treasured posessions will be brought back to you, I'm not going to kill, but I can."

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