posted by kristine_cullen
Warning: This is just coming from me, and was done out of boredom and maybe some motivation. Its just a fiction, so nothing is real. So dont be upset if you wont find Bella in that story, it wouldnt make sense otherwise. Enjoy.
SideNote: I know that Edward isnt as straight forward in the books, and in the next chapter he will change. I just wanted Ashley to fall in love with him for the right reasons, instead of being obsessed.
Waking up didnt feel right, being here was somehow strange. I sat up in my bed, stretching and tried to remember what had happened last night. Letting out some low sigh, it wouldnt come back to my mind. I finally opened my eyes, and then it hit me, it was like a slap to my face. This was home now, and there was nothing i could do about it. Of course i could run away, but that was beyond lame and useless. My parents would find me, and the punishment would be just too much. I would do what i always did, swallow it and live through it. Welcome to your life, Ashley.
Maybe to start with a little explaination, to make this story easier. In the past two years i had moved four times, because of my fathers job. The moving wasnt the worst, cause i wasnt very social. I didnt choose that way for myself, but i always seemed to be different. I never was able to fit into the picture, so being on my own wasnt really that bad. I just sometimes forgot where we were currently located, and sometimes i didnt care. Just like this time, some village like thing called Forks, where the sun was missing just like a Starbucks.
I finally crawled out of bed fully, my body felt numb like i had gone through a hard fight. It more than likley was the new bed, and the fact thati never was able to sleep well. Making my way over to the big window, it didnt suprise me it was raining hard. Shaking my head to myself, before i left making it into the bathroom. Suprise, i looked like a zombie apart from my steel blue eyes. They were probably the only unique thing i had. My long redish hair was falling over my shoulders, covering my naked skin.
''That will take more than make up.'' I mumbled to myself.
Before washing my face with cold water. It felt great, because till now i hadnt realized that my skin was burning. In no time i had walked back to my room, grapping some clothes, they definatley were too sexy for school. But i had to test my luck, wondering if my father would flip out or not. And to my suprise he wasnt even home when i got to the kitchen, neither was my mother. Yeah fun, leave me alone on my first day in a new city. The only thing i found was a note, wishing me good luck. Good luck up your ass.
For some strange reason it seemed to bother me more than i wanted, so i grapped my bag and slammed the backdoor shut. There stood my car, a brandnew Ford Focus, it was nothing more than a try. They knew i was unhappy being here, so they tried with presents. I wouldnt moan about it, but it didnt change my situation. Getting on the inside quickly turning on the radio, making sure all was set good. Another few seconds had passed before i was on the road, searching for this new stage of hell, Forks High School.
I didnt need much luck, it was probably the only school in this sleepy town. From a far i must have seemed perfectly fitting, but that wasnt the case. I parked not too far from the main building, locking the car, moving with all the others. All in all it looked inviting, but i didnt mean to get a good feeling out of it. Only heaven knew how long i would be here, so making friends was not on the to do list. My father would have said, Ashley this is only business. But even before i had made it to the entrance door, the first thing had happened, someone pushed me nearly down. I didnt bother to look at the person, looking for my bag that had fallen on the marmor like floor.
''Sorry'', i heard a strange voice say. Strange, because it gave me chills and the wish that the person would speak again.
''No problem, I am still standing'', i said, trying to sound umimpressed.
But the moment i had recovered, trying to look into the face of the Voice, there was no one here. I either started to lose my mind slowly, or someone was rather quick in here. For a short second i felt a burn in my shoulder, exactly the place where the Stranger bumped into me. It didnt fit my character to be sensitive, but we all had our moments. Shaking off the thoughts about that person i didnt see, i walked on, trying to find the office.
It didnt take too long, and another person wished me good luck, this time it was the secretary. I gave her a fake smile before getting out, holding my air for a moment. What did those peopel think? Good luck? For what? It was just school, plus i doubted very much that i had to put much effort into that. Without sounding arrogant, but i was way more far than most of the teachers in here. I checked my pass one time, seeing that my first shedule would be: Spanish. But there was still plenty of time to find the right building, so i hoped.
Around ten minutes later i entered the classroom, and started to get nervous. Most of the other students had taken their places already, and stared at me. I felt like an alien, my stomache starting to feel uneasy. My eyes were focused on the teacher, but then something else came to my view. Never before something hit me off guard like that, but they were. In the last row i saw three people, that made my breathing go a bit faster. It wasnt a reaction i was used to, they were the only ones that didnt pay attention to me. And the problem was, that i couldnt take my eyes off of them. So beautiful, so alike and yet so different to the rest.
''Por favor den la bienvenida Ashley Sanders'', the teacher said, giving me a friendly smile.
My cheeks were feeling hot, and even without a mirror i knew i was blushing. I tried my best to calm my heartbeat, getting to the only empty seat in that room. It was right in front of the strangers that interested me, but i didnt allow myself another look. I heard the two guys talk, but it was too low, so i didnt understand a word.
''Cuéntanos sobre ti'', the teacher was again looking at me, but she couldnt serious. She wanted me to tell the others about myself, not in this lifetime, thats what i wanted to say. What would come next? Would i have to get up, wear a stupid head, and play jackhammer? Again all eyes were set on me, this was definatley my own version of hell.
''My spanish isnt that well, i would mess up'', I said, and it didnt really sound like an excuse. The truth was something completly different, cause i had taken that language for a long time.
''In english then...'', she said, and made me wonder if she tried her best to kill me on my first day. I was breathing out hard, then rolled my eyes.
''I just moved here from Los Angeles, and thats probably the only interesting thing'', i whispered, cutting it short. More than likley she understood finally that i didnt wanted to talk, or at least that was my only hope.
Mrs. Goff finally gave up, and i could lean back. It wasnt all too hard to follow the hour, i had done it before. Allthough i often felt like turning around, taking a better look at the strangers. The girl that looked very much alike the guys, looked more friendly than the rest. She was very short, and her dark her was the perfect colour to her pale white face. I wasnt really thinking too much about their skin colour, i had seen people like that before. How would they have been tanned, when all that Forks offered was rain? As soon as the bell rang, i was up from my seat, feeling the urge of running. And then for the second time it happened, someone running me down, but this time it would count.
''Damn it'', i growled, landing on my butt. I wasnt a clumsy person, but somehow luck was against me today.
I felt my hand hurting, but not my anger was way bigger. I got up, trying to get rid of the dust, straigthening up. The moment i turned my head, about to scream at the person, I choked at my own words. It was one of the Pale White faces, the one with the bronze coloured hair. I was lost, as his look met mine. In his right hand he held my ipod, that hopefully still worked.
''Sorry, again'', he said, smiling at me. It was an unbelievable smile, at least for my eyes. I felt like a wave of happiness had caught me, it was the same voice from this morning. And now that i knew the face, i wasnt angry anymore.
He looks at you, and your mouth is probably open... .
It was my mind telling me this, but it probably was the truth. I had to collect my thoughts, saying something and taking my things back. I tried my best to keep my hand from shaking, taking my ipod putting it in my bag. I imagined him being gone again, but he still stood there with a friendly smile. The world around me had dissappeared, it was silent.
''Nothing happened, i am used to worse'', i replied late, trying again to be unimpressed.
''You get hit to the ground more often'', he asked amused.
''Oh no. I meant that it didnt hurt, i can take it'', my voice definatley was shaking. I wasnt sure if he heard it, but if so, it was amusing him even more.
We stood in front of each other, and to my own suprise he didnt take his eyes from mine either. His were a mixture of golden honey and something else i couldnt name, fact was i couldnt resist looking in them. Getting lost.
''Excuse my bad manners, my name is Edward Cullen.''
Edward Cullen. First i had the voice, then the face and finally the name. I wanted to scream out, but i was not a little girl anymore. I expected him to put his hand forward for me to shake it, but that never happened.
''I am Ashley'', the second after i said it, i felt like having a blonde moment. He knew already who i was, from our spanish lesson before.
''And how do you like it in Forks?'', he was a gentleman, i saw that. He didnt use the chance to make fun of me, others definatley would have. I sighed, which was my normal reaction to this place.
His face had changed now, it was still friendly but the smile was gone. He waited patiently for my answer, one that i wasnt sure about. What if he loved Forks, and i didnt?
''Its okay, not what i am used to. The Rain isnt really my friend'', i said, sticking to the truth as good as possible. The place made me uhhappy but i didnt mean to tell him that, allthough he probably saw it on my face.
Edward only nodded, his perfect hair moving in motion. Together we had reached the lunch area, where our ways seperated. He didnt bother saying goodbye, which i thought was lightly rude. But my eyes followed him none than less, as he sat down on a table at the other end of the room. With him there were four other people, just as Pale and Beautiful. What was this? Bizzaro World? When moving to Forks i hadnt expected people like that, their Beauty made me speechless.
''Hi'', i heard a whiny voice from behind.
Slowly i turned looking into the face of a guy, i didnt know so far. He had a bright grin on his face, standing way too close.
''Hello'', i replied, motionless.
''I am Mike Newton, you must be Ashley'', his voice was coming close to annoying.
''Yeah. Or simply the new girl'', he didnt get the joke, i realized that as soon as his dumb grin didnt fade. I started to walk again, without acting too rude, i at least gave him a little smile. I just wasnt in the mood for meeting anymore people, i just wanted to survive. Through my day i met another few people, their names would come back when i needed it. But fact was, i only cared about one name anyhow: Edward Cullen.
From a girl that had nearly every lesson with me, Jessica, i got more backround information about the Pale Faces. She babbled about their names, and whatever else she knew. At the end i picked up the important things. They were the Cullen's, so a family. But then again they werent, they were adopted by Dr. Carlisle Cullen. She made a weird face then telling me that they are dating, well all apart from Edward. Again my heart skipped a few beats.
''I dont think thats legal, or normal'', she told, meaning the blonde girl Rosalie and the big dark haired guy Emmett. The pixie like girl from this morning was called Alice and she was with Jasper, the other blonde one. He looked more like a model to me than anything else, but then again nothing seemed normal in this town.
My day passed in no time, now that i had something to focus on, The Cullens. I didnt expect to see them again, but i did, after school. I had reached my car, seeing that a shined up silver Volvo was parked only a few meters away. And there he was again, stunning as before, Edward. I gave him an intensive look, which he replied to, with curiousity. And allthough my heart fought against it, i got into the car, driving off.
Yeah run from the only reason thats makes Forks good...
Again my mind. But the truth was, that i didnt wanted to just drive off, but i hadnt fully forgiven him for being rude at lunch. And the second reason was, i wasnt a hundret percent sure if my heart was able to take anymore. It already had too much today, and needed a break.
Edward Cullen made Forks appear just as bright as Los Angeles was. And for the first time today, i let out a sigh of happiness. Cause i would see him again, tomorrow.
End of Chapter I