Happiest Place On Earth
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Bella looked at the I.D. in front of her Adabelle Elizabeth Wagner. She looked up at the man in the suit. “So, I have to go by Adabelle from now on?”
The man nodded, “I know it’s going to be rough, Bella, but Mr. Williams is a high profile man and he wants you dead. We need to keep you safe and hidden away, we don’t want him to harm you.”
Bella nodded, “I already said goodbye to my dad and my uncle. This is where it ends? I can’t speak to either of them from now on? I can’t contact anyone from my life?”
The man shook his head. “I’m sorry, Isabella, but if you want to protect them and protect yourself you’re going to have to give them up.”
Bella nodded tears swelling in her eyes as she thought about Klaus. She tried calling him for hours, left several messages, but she couldn’t get through to him. She was on her way to a new life and she couldn’t say goodbye to him. The most she could do was leave a letter with Damon, something to say goodbye with. Maybe if she was lucky she’d see him again. “When do I leave?”
“In less than an hour. You’ll be escorted to the airport by two agents, they’ll be playing your parents. The moment you set foot in your new home, you will no longer be Isabella Swan, you will be Adabelle Elizabeth Wagner. There will be a new agent assigned to your case, one near your location that is more capable of helping you. As far as I know, she’s already made appointments for job opportunities.” He responded handing Bella a yellow envelope. “This is your new life, Ms. Wagner.”
Bella took in a deep breath and took the envelope. “My therapist…”
“Has referred you to a colleague near your new location. It is recommended that you continue your schedule, we don’t want for your credibility as a witness to be tarnished for any reason.” He responded.
Bella nodded standing. “Thank you.” She said softly, her phone was taken away from her and her hair was cut to be shorter and now was a light blonde color and now she wore glasses instead of contacts. She felt so different from who she was before, such simple changes felt so monumental to her.
Bella looked over her shoulder as she saw someone approaching her as she ate her lunch. “Hello.” She said as the young man took a seat across from her.
“Bradly.” He said extending his hand. “Also known as Captain Hook for the day.”
Bella smiled, “Adabelle.” She said as she picked up the head to her costume. “Also known as Donald Duck for the day.”
“It must be weird to have to walk around the park without pants on.” He joked taking a bite of his sandwich.
Bella laughed, “It’s definitely strange.” She assured. “It’s only for a few more days. I start official princess training tomorrow.”
Bradly smiled, “No way! I start prince training tomorrow. Have they mentioned who you’re being assigned as?”
Bella shook her head. “No, they’re telling me later today. You?”
“Not a clue.” He said with a sigh. “I’m just hoping it’s not Ariel’s prince, never been a big fan of him.”
Bella smiled, “I think there’s a chance I might have to dye my hair.”
Bradly laughed, “You know, they make you watch the movie endlessly during this training.”
“It’s not too big of a deal.” Bella said with a shrug. “I wasn’t a big fan of princesses when I was kid, so this will all be new to me. I think I’ll grow to like them.”
“You have to be careful, you might grow sick of it.” Bradly said taking another bite of his sandwich.
Bella shrugged, “I’m willing to take my chances, there’s probably another job out there for me if this doesn’t work out.”
Bradly chuckled, “Not all of us are that lucky, I came all the way from Chicago for this. I don’t want to go back.”
Bella’s eyes widened. “Where are you staying?”
“A motel for now, once this gets serious I’ll probably find someplace to live.” Bradly said with a shrug.
Bella nodded, her heart ached from the loss of her family and Klaus, but at least it seemed she was going to have a friend in this place.
Bella smiled as she heard the familiar honking from outside. She rushed out of the house that was given to her and saw Bradly’s beat up truck pulling into the driveway. Three months of working together and it seemed she truly had found a friend, one of the best she had ever met.
“This is all your stuff?” Bella said approaching the truck, she now had a new roommate.
“Yes, princess.” Bradly said getting out of the truck. “I travel light.”
“Hopefully, I don’t have a lot of muscle strength. I don’t want to throw my back out carrying all this garbage.” Bella said grabbing what she thought was a bag of clothes. “What happened to Lenny?”
“Dog spa.” Bradly responded with a shrug. “I’m not putting him through the stress of moving. I’ll pick him up as soon as I’m done setting up his stuff.”
“How much stuff can a dog have?” Bella said going inside the house.
“A lot. Lenny is my precious baby, he deserves only the best.” Bradly insisted as he followed Bella up the steps. “Why does this place suddenly look bigger than before?”
Bella smiled, “Because this time you’re staying permanently and last time you were here we stayed in the living room. Remember, we bought the Pirate of Caribbean movies and you insisted that your Johnny Depp impression was awesome.”
“It is awesome.” Bradly insisted as he followed into the room Bella led him too. “Alright, I’ll start putting this away, you bring up the other boxes.”
Bella rolled he ryes, “You’re dreaming, I’m not doing all the work here. I’ll help you bring in all your junk and then I may or may not help you unpack.”
“You’re cruel!” Bradly said in exaggeration as Bella turned to walk away. “This is why no one dates you!”
“Correction.” Bella shouted back. “I don’t date anyone; no one can live up to my standards, not even you.”
“You wound my ego.” Bradly responded teasingly. “Come on, Liza, help me unpack. I don’t want to do a lot of work today. It’s my day off.”
Bella laughed, “It’s my day off too, asshole, and I guess I can help you rebuild your shelves.”
“You’re so beautiful when you’re being nice to me.” Bradly teased handing Bella a light box. “If you were my type we would make such a beautiful couple.”
Bella smirked, “Too bad you’re not my type.”
“My ego is already wounded; do you have to make it worst?” Bradly stated with a fake frown.
Damon groaned and headed to the front door as there was a large pounding that was disturbing his wallowing. It was September and he was missing out on Bella’s birthday, a birthday she wouldn’t even get to celebrate this year. Yanking the door open Damon frowned at the blonde in front of him.
“What the hell are you doing here?” Damon hissed remembering how distraught Bella was when she couldn’t get in touch with him.
“I’m looking for, Isabella.” Klaus said his head tilting as he didn’t catch her scent around. “I’ve been trying to reach her but her phone is disconnected. Has something happened to her?”
Damon rolled his eyes, “As far as I know Bella is still alive.”
Klaus stiffened. “As far as you know?”
“Bella witnessed a murder in Seattle the night she arrived.” Damon said turning to enter the house. “She was taken under Witness protection after there was an attempt against her life. She tried calling you but you didn’t pick up, she had to leave before she could say goodbye.”
“She is alive, but you do not know where she is?” Klaus questioned concerned as he followed after Damon.
Damon nodded, “Bella wanted to do the right thing and testify, so she’s putting herself in danger in order to put one of Seattle’s most powerful crime bosses behind bars. No one but her handlers know where she is. They’ve changed her name and from what I know her appearance as well. As of a month ago, she stopped being Bella Swan.”
“Do you know where she could have gone?” Klaus questioned the worry started to build in his chest.
Damon shook his head. “All I know for sure is that in a year and a half Bella will be standing trial. That’s when she’ll be returning to Seattle, but as of her whereabouts right now, I don’t have any idea where she could be.”
Klaus tensed. “Thank you for your help.”
“Wait.” Damon said he moved and opened one of the boxes above the fireplace. “Here. Bella left this, just in case you did ever come looking for her. She wanted to say goodbye.”
Klaus took the offered envelope and nodded. “Thank you.” He responded simply before exiting the house. He was going to find her, because he wanted her with him and he always got what he wanted.
Sitting down in his empty home he looked over the envelope. Tearing it open he pulled out the two sheets of paper. They were crinkly and obviously worn, but they had Bella’s scent all over them.
Bella Swan’s Bucket List
- Learn how to play one instrument
I never said I had to be good at the instrument, but now I do know how to play the guitar.
- Name a star
Apparently this isn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. Good news, there’s now a star out there that has the name Franklin. Franklin the star…
- Jump off a cliff.
Jacob wasn’t too happy about this one, but I thought it was enjoyable. The sprained ankle was well worth it. Maybe I’ll do this again.
- Catch a last minute flight to a random destination
What does anyone do once finishing high school? Oh that’s right! They go to Wisconsin! This wasn’t as magical as I thought it was going to be…
- Destroy something beautiful
All friendships are supposed to be beautiful right? I destroyed my friendship with Jake, but he really just didn’t understand that I wasn’t ever going to be more than his friend. I had to do it. I couldn’t lead him on. Hopefully he’ll understand one day.
- Go Scuba diving
Well, Damon did always say I had to get out of my comfort zone. I should thank him for funding this month long trip to complete this list. I’ll leave out the part where I accidently killed a family of turtles…
- Sing to an audience
The people in a small town in Wisconsin will remember me as the girl who pushed her way on stage spent the first minute staring into nothing before singing. Surprisingly, I guess I have some sort of talent in singing. Didn’t humiliate myself completely.
- Build something
A kickass sand castle! That is what I spent 5 hours of my day building one of my favorite accomplishes of all time!
- Swim with a dolphin
Whomever said dolphins are peaceful creatures deserves to fall off a cliff into a sea of starving sharks…
- Write a book
A cook book counts! I’ve titled it, easy dinners even you can cook. I’m leaving it to my dad before I head out on this month long trip!
- Save a life
I… Georgia Von, I found her on a ledge of an abandoned bride during a walk. I talked her out of committing suicide… I did something I can be proud of.
- Sleep under the stars
I should’ve bough bug repellent… I’m going to be covered in bites for weeks!
- Learn to skateboard.
A skill I now possess, but will never use again in my life.
- Initiate the first kiss
I kissed Klaus… It was worth dying for…
- Dance in the rain
It didn’t have to be good dancing…
- Bungee Jump
Why is this on here? Oh right, Damon insisted it was something I try. I regret listening to him.
- Get a tattoo
It’s simple and on my hip bone easily covered by my underwear. It’s the date Damon saved me, the day I was supposed to die. I felt it meant something, I wanted to have that day with me.
- Eat a philly cheesesteak in philly
I thought it would be better… a bit disappointed in this.
- Take a yoga class.
Whomever said it was relaxing is lying. This is god awful…
- Steal a street sign
There is now a street in Wisconsin that is missing a sign… I’ll leave it on the steps of the police department once I clean my fingerprints off of it… I said I would steal it, not keep it.
- See the Grand Canyon
There should be a specific rule that someone as clumsy as me shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the edge. Almost fell… twice
- Start a bar fight
Getting into the bar was easier than expected, starting the fight took some time. Finally, I did it. Escaped out the back door before it got too violent.
- Do something dangerously stupid on a whim.
Broke into Klaus’s home… worth it.
- Ride a hot air balloon
Almost had a heart attack… Those things are deathtraps!
SECRET NUMBER TWENTY-SIX
This one is a secret as I don’t think I’ll be able to accomplish it, but here it is:
- Fall madly in love (I want to know what it really feels like.)
Nik. I fell in love with him and it was worth it.
I wanted to say goodbye, but I’m assuming you were busy. I guess it’ll just have to go unsaid. I’ve made a new list, something small with harder things to accomplish. The main one is to be able to tell you that I love you. I wanted you to keep this list as you helped me finish it and made number twenty-six possible to accomplish.
I’m hoping sooner or later I’ll get to see you again.
Klaus looked down at the paper reading Bella’s words over and over again in his head. He knew Bella felt something special for him, but he never would have hoped that it was love that she felt for him. He folded the papers carefully and put them in his shirt pocket. He’d have to call Maddox and have the warlock look into Bella’s disappearance. He would rather die than to not be able to see her again. He would find her because whether he wanted to admit it or not, she belonged with him.
Klaus grabbed his phone ignoring his bickering siblings as he exited out of the compound, he kept running until he knew he couldn’t be heard by anyone. He called Maddox back hoping that he found something on Bella. “Did you find her?”
“No, the man who dealt with her case here in Seattle died a few weeks after she left. There’s no way I can get the information from him, and he was the only one who knew where Bella ended up with and who was her handler.” Maddox responded exhausted. “They’re keeping Bella’s identity tightly hidden. Klaus, the man Bella is testifying against is… I’ve heard some things about him. He has a big following, and he’s paying anyone that can kill Bella a million dollars. He doesn’t want her to testify and he’s going to do everything he can do to prevent her from putting him behind bars. There are people everywhere just waiting for a hint to be dropped on Bella’s location so that they can go there and try to kill her.”
Klaus sighed in frustration. “I’m paying you to get her location before anyone else. Maddox, if you want to live past your birthday this year I suggest you find my Isabella and you do it quickly.”
Klaus hung up the phone feeling more than frustrated at the news, he was hoping it would have been a more positive outcome. All he wanted was to see his Isabella again, ruling New Orleans didn’t matter much to him anymore.
Becoming angrier Klaus decided he was going to take his anger out on one of the unsuspecting humans of New Orleans. Maybe next he’ll go to Seattle and kill the man who had made his Isabella’s life a living nightmare. Either way, many people were going to die.
Bella walked through the motorcycle store and sighed, “Brad, what do you think? Am I making a mistake for wanting one of these?”
Bradly shrugged walking over towards Bella with his Lenny leashed to him. “I just can’t see how you’re going to drive me around on this. The only possibility I see is you have to go ahead and buy a sidecar for this as well. And you have Jimmy at home now, you can’t keep a puppy on the bike, Liza.”
Bella smiled, “I won’t be keeping Jimmy on the bike, Brad. Just because I’m buying this doesn’t mean I’m going to get rid of my car. I just thought this would be better, you know for traffic in this city.”
Bradly sighed, “Then get it!” Bradly said with a grin. “You’ll be the first princess I see on a motorcycle.”
Bella smiled, “Yeah, I should get this.” Bella said with a nod of her head, she looked to her roommate and smiled. “I’m going to get this!”
Bradly smiled, “I’m happy for you, but now it’s time for Lenny to go to the bathroom. Call me if you need anything!”
Bella frowned, “I can’t negotiate this by myself!”
Bradly rolled his eyes, “Bat those lashes and keep that innocent look on your face and you’ll be fine. You’ll get your motorcycle for a steal if you just flirt with the guy.”
Bella smiled, “Thanks for the advice, Brad.”
Bella paused as she looked at the motorcycle, she remembered when Damon taught her to use one. In some way this was her way of keeping a part of him with her. She looked down at the ring on her left hand a gift she had bought for herself. Most people thought it was an engagement ring and she was happy for that. It kept a lot of men from pursuing her and for that she was always going to be grateful. She didn’t want anyone other than Klaus and she was getting fed up of rejecting the men that came after her.
Bella twirled the ring around as she thought of Klaus. She tried to keep her mind off of him as much as she could, because every time she thought of him she’d get incredibly sad. She missed him extremely, there were days she barely wanted to do anything other than stay in bed and think of him. All she could hope for was the chance that she got to see him again someday.
“Ms. Wagner.” A sales associate said approaching her. “Are you ready to make a purchase?”
Bella nodded with a smile. “Yes, I’ll be taking the ninja 300.”
“Wonderful choice.” He responded, “My office is just this way, we can get down to business.”
Klaus picked up the phone as he was in the middle of New Orleans and he was sure the surrounding noise would deflect anyone from hearing the conversation. “Maddox.” Klaus responded preparing himself to hear bad news. It was close to a year since he last saw his Bella and he was beginning to get worried about where she could be.
“I think I’ve found her.” Maddox responded his breathing heavy. “I can’t be sure, there are slight changes in her appearance, but this could be Bella. I’ve sent you a photo to see if you can catch anything I can’t, I’ve gotten her information for you. If this is her she’s going by the name of Adabelle Elizabeth Wagner. She has a few friends and they all call her Liza, she’s the closest one we’ve come by.”
“Why are you so breathless?” Klaus questioned as he couldn’t understand what was wrong with him.
“She had a dog and he came after me.” Maddox responded, “I have to go, she’s leaving and I plan to follow her home to secure that she’s going to be safe.”
“Do not let anything happen to her, Maddox.” Klaus ordered hanging up the phone. He searched his emails clicking on the email that was from Maddox. He waited impatiently for it all to load.
Blonde hair and glasses didn’t change the fact that this was still his Bella. Her hair cut was different and she seemed slightly more mature, but it was still her. He needed to go to California immediately he wasn’t going to ruin the chance of seeing his Bella.
With a plan on his mind he turned around heading back to his home, he was going to go on a trip and if he was lucky he wouldn’t have to deal with the questioning looks from his siblings before he left.