Summary: After Bella turns down Edward’s proposal in New Moon, she takes off for college as far away from the normal stomping grounds for the Cullen family before she has to deal with the consequences of assisting Alice with saving her brother from the Volturi. Growing up and living a life of her own choices for the first time, she still continues to find that there is always something missing and is only ever satisfied marginally when the one Cullen she remained in full contact with visits her. Sometimes a person has to travel down a broken road in order to find love worth fighting for.
Pairing: Peter Whitlock/Bella Swan
Warning(s): Language, implied sexual content
Note(s): Slightly different Cold Ones. These vampires are able to drink alcohol and very rare meats to slack their thirst. The Cullen family (sans Emmett, Rosalie, & Jasper when away from the rest of the family) avoid liquor for puritanical beliefs. Mating bonds are not instant love at first sight and are formed on mutually shared feelings between the pair, but is certainly ignited by typical animalistic instincts of pheromones for potential mates.
**Note, chapter numbers are not concrete and are only listed as placeholders.
***Artwork by the lovely Falling Stars on Facebook.