Hi everybody. I was going to wait to write this until after I finished my Hunger Games fanfic 'Let Me Be Free', but I just couldn't wait. So, here it is. Sorry if I don't update regularly, I'm still rather new to this website and I am working on two fanfics. Oh, and sorry for all Jacob fans. You'll see why I am apologizing later...
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight or any of the characters associated with it. I am not Stephanie Meyer.
It'd been nearly 8 years since he left and I still woke up with nightmares, I still woke up screaming.
"Bella!" My roommate Amanda called out the moment I screamed. "Bella, it was just a dream." She told me. I didn't have nightmares every night, but on the nights that I did, Amanda was always there for me. "Bella, you need to get away from this town. It has too many... memories. Maybe after graduation–"
"I'm not moving away from Forks." I told her. She sighed. We'd had this conversation before.
"Bella this town isn't good for you. You really should–"
"I'm not leaving." Forks had grown on me. Soon, I'd be getting my PhD in medicine and I'll be working at the hospital in Forks.
"Okay, since you refuse to permanently move away from Forks, will you at least go on a week long trip with me?" Amanda pleaded. I sighed. I knew that if I said no, I'd never hear the end of it.
"Where?" I asked her.
"Just say yes."
"Where?" I asked again. I wanted to know what I'd be getting in to. She didn't respond. "Fine, okay, yes. But where is it that we're going?"
"New York City of course!" Amanda said cheerfully. "Now get some sleep. We're leaving after our finals. Bella, it's going to be great. It's just for a week. Then you can be the best doctor in Forks and I'll be a kick-ass lawyer! Now sleep." I closed my eyes and soon, sleep came to me.
Finals were getting closer. I began to worry. What if I failed? I looked down at my notes. I studied every chance that I got.
"Bella, chill." Amanda said as she walked through the door. "Take a break from studying, give your mind a rest." she sounded worried. "You should come to the party with me tonight, or go down to La Push to see that idio– Jacob. Just do something other then study." Jake and I had started dating about a year ago. I was getting ready to tell him that I loved him, I was sure that I did. Jake had always been there for me, even though he'd always wanted more then just friendship. So, I decided why not? We've had our fights, but we've always gotten through them. One recurring fight we've had was about Amanda. Jacob and Amanda didn't get along. I never understood why, but they just didn't.
"Okay, I'll go see Jake." I told her, choosing the latter. The former was almost an impossibility. I wasn't really one for parties. Amanda groaned.
"I really don't know what you see in him." she sighed.
"I know, I know. I'm sorry Bella, I really am. I know you like him, it's just he seems like he's hiding something. I just worry that he'll hurt you. Bella, if he does hurt you, you know I'll be here." Amanda told me. I smiled.
"Of course I know that Amanda. But you don't need to worry, Jake would never hurt me." Amanda pursed her lips, but didn't say anything. I got up and put my books and my notes away.
"You sure you don't want to come to the party?" she asked again.
"You know I don't party." I told her.
"Had to try." I rolled my eyes and walked out the door. I looked at my car that I had replaced my truck with. Well, technically, I didn't replace my truck. It died. Now I have a silver Honda Civic. It wasn't all too slow, and it was pretty good on gas. Amanda had wanted to buy my car for me. Amanda is rich and she wanted to buy me a C5 Corvette Convertable. "You'd love it!" she had told me. "A red one would be perfect for you!" Amanda reminded me alot of the Cullens sometimes. I wrapped my arms around my stomach, trying to close the hole there that was threatening to engulf me. This happened whenever I thought of them. I waited a moment before getting in to my car and driving to La Push.
I pulled in to Jacob's driveway. I got out of my car and walked up to the door. I knocked lightly. Jake opened the door almost immediately.
"Hey Bells!" he said cheerfully. I smiled.
"Hey Jake." I replied.
"Come on in." I stepped inside. We sat down on his couch. "What's new Bells?"
"Not much. I've been studying." I told him. "Jake, do you– do you want to out somewhere tomorrow? Somewhere nice. There are things I want to talk to you about."
"Sure." Jake said happily. I smiled.
I went home later than usual that night. It was around 1:00 AM when I walked through the door to mine and Amanda's house. I changed into a tank top and sweatpants and I climbed into bed. I closed my eyes.
I was woken up about 2 hours later by Amanda.
"Bella! Bellllaaaa!" she whispered. I could smell the alcohol on her breath. "Beeellllaaaaaa!" I squnted at her through the darkness. "Beeelllaaa!"
"What is it Amanda?" I asked her.
"Hi." she giggled.
"You're drunk." I stated.
"Yes you are."
"Okay, yeah." She admitted. She held up a bottle of beer. "Want some?" she asked hopefully.
"No, thanks." she sighed.
"Bella, you never get drunk." she whined."Come on!"
"Not gonna happen." I didn't drink, I wasn't about to start.
"Beeellllaaaaaa!" she complained.
"Amanda, I'm not getting drunk. I do not want any of your beer." I told her, slightly more sharp than I'd intended. I heard her mumble something about New York.
"Wanna meet my new puppy?" she asked. Puppy? Oh no, I hoped she didn't buy a puppy. Please no.
"Amanda, tell me you didn't–"
"Of course I did!" she ran away and when she came back she was holding a tiny little pug. "Her name is Mr. Hippopotomus." she told me.
"She is Mr. Hippopotomus?" I asked incredulously. She nodded before placing the pug on top of me. Mr. Hippopotomus licked my face. "Amanda you do realize that we have to return this pug to the pet store."
"Nuh-uh! I didn't get her from a pet store. The guy I got her from said no givesies backsies." she told me. She scooped up Mr. Hippopotomus. "He's all mine! I even got free pet food. And some powder that the guy gave to me along with the dog." My eyes widened.
"Who did you get this dog from?" I asked her.
"Some guy in a dark alley just outside of the club I went to." I closed my eyes and sighed.
"Where's the powder?" I asked her.
"Right here." she said brightly, showing me the little package. I grabbed it from her. I got up and went into the washroom. I flushed the package down the toilet. Oh the things Amanda got in to while drunk.
"Don't feed the dog any of that food." I called out to Amanda. "And go to bed." I told her as I walked back into my bedroom where Amanda was waiting.
"But I'm not tired." she moaned. I grabbed her arm and dragged her to her room.
"Bed." I told her before I left to go back to my room. l layed down in my bed and closed my eyes. I could only hope that Amanda wouldn't wake me up again. I drifted off into sleep.
I hope y'all liked it. Please review and tell me what you think.