16 Nov 2021
Bella has convinced herself to believe that the Cullen's abandonment didn't hurt her. That she was strong. That she could handle anything the world threw at her; and would take it with a smile. As the months flew by, she could no longer convince herself. No one said that coping would be easy. But she found a home on the reservation. They welcomed her with open arms, and an open heart. Now that the cold ones were gone, there was no 'bad blood' or hesitance with having Bella around. Everything was perfect again. The hole in her heart had been filled with the warmth of her family. Her *pack*.
No one would have ever guessed that Bella had it in her. A small accidental nick from one of the wolves had caused the fever to set in, and before she knew it, she was brought into the supernatural world that Edward so hastily denied her. It didn't take long for her to adjust, but it was hard. With the others transferring to Forks High, the burden was a little easier to bear.
It didn't last long though. She locked eyes with the new transfer student and everything changed. New bonds, new experiences, new feelings, and a new Bella. All was well for a handful of months; but for better or for worse, the Cullen's returned.