Summary: Bella Swan has been on the run for two years, avoiding the wrath of a Cold One named Victoria. One night, her past catches up to her in Savannah, Georgia. Will she be given a second chance at life and love? Takes place after season six of TVD and after the events of New Moon. It will not follow the canon timelines and it is alternate universe.
Oftentimes when I write, I am inspired by a quote, a song, or even a line of poetry. Sometimes a picture or a scene from a movie or TV show will spark my imagination. A story can be born from anything, really – even in a chat box among friends! With this story, I don’t even know where the idea for it came from or what exactly inspired it. I will just have to go with the theory that the muse planted it there and compelled me to write it.
It was only meant to be a one-shot when I first started working on it and was the story I chose to donate to Fandom4Autism. I started on it sometime last summer and finished the first section before I took my much-needed hiatus from writing. I left it there for the longest time before I even thought about going back to edit it for submission. When I did get around to it, I ended the first section where I did because there was a lot more afterwards and it was unfinished and I wasn’t sure if I would ever return to it. So, I left it where the reader could picture in their own minds where the story went from there. Then, after a long while of not writing anything, the rest of the story came to me.
Most of the second part was initially part of the one-shot and was almost nixed completely. I was a nanosecond from sending it to the recycle bin when Mr. Muse had other ideas (he usually does) and I was inspired by Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” for one scene, and once I had that typed up… the story grew from there.
What started as a one-shot became a four-part story. I decided to have a bit of fun and named each part after a song. As you may see with my other stories, I am often inspired by music and the titles of my stories reflect that. I always wanted to do a story where each chapter was a song title. So now with this one, I can scratch that off the bucket list of my crazy author ideas (it is a long list, by the way).
The title itself came from a song that was sung by a band, .38 Special. It was a band my brother used to listen to and I had actually already titled the story when the song came on Pandora one night. As the song played, it took me back to a time when I was a little girl sitting on the floor coloring while my much older brother sat on the bed and jammed to whatever record was on the turntable of his Sony stereo. Second Chance was one of those songs and while the song itself doesn’t fit the story, there is one line that seems to fit the theme of the story and that is, “A heart needs a second chance.”
I sincerely hope you enjoy this story. Click on the pictures below to take you to the chapter you wish to read.