Still In Bloom ↠ Twilight
❝Some people survive chaos and that is how they grow. And some people thrive in chaos because chaos is all they know.❞
Growing up, Wallace McAtee wasn't what you'd call a "logical decision maker".
He did what he pleased whenever it pleased him, and if it left someone else in the wreckage, than they'd eventually crawl themselves out of it.
It was the way his family was - every McAtee was only looking out for themselves. And this rings true the moment that Wallace gets caught vandalizing the docks in Forks, by not only a police officer, but by the head chief himself.
Charlie Swan likes to think he's an open-minded guy, and despite living in a small town like Forks, he does see a lot of once good seeds turn bad.
And Wallace McAtee is not just a bad seed, he's an entire garden.
So, maybe that's why Charlie gives him a chance that he'd give no one else: community service in the shape of making Charlie's daughter, Bella, act like a teenage girl again after her break-up.
Wallace accepts, because what other choice does he have? However, what he'd originally thought was just lugging a sad girl around with him everywhere he went - turned into so much more.
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