Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended. Summary: Bella and Edward run to the Cullen’s home to escape. Carlisle had a plan as soon as Alice had told them all that Edward and Bella were coming to the house. They were going to pack up and all move away as they did many times before. This time would be different though, they would have a human with them. They would have to be careful. What will the next town hold for them? Will Bella be changed to a vampire and stay with Edward forever? Will Edward think that it’s too dangerous for her to come with them and make her stay human? Read and find out. Thank you for your reviews.
I am adding this note because I need to explain the beginning. Sorry for any confusion. They are running away from Victoria and the Volturi. Bella wanted to run away somewhere where she wouldn't be found and she knew that if she stayed, they would know exactly where she was. She also did not want Charlie, Renee, or Jacob to be hurt in any way. I know that this is a bit different from the actual story, but it's just that. It's a story. Thank you for reading. :)
4. Chapter 4
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Edward walked up the stairs to Bella’s room. He knocked and heard no answer. He knocked again a bit louder but still softly. He waited and finally the door creaked open.
Bella opened the door and looked up at Edward’s beautiful eyes and instantly looked away. She left the door open so that he could come in. She went to sit down at her desk and opened her English book not really reading it. Edward came into the room and shut the door behind him. He went to sit on the bed and made a deep sigh.
“Edward” Bella said in the stillness.
“Yes” Edward answered looking up towards Bella. He thought that she was so beautiful and so courageous.
“Will Colin hurt me? Do I need to be worried about him?” she asked.
“Alice told me that there was nothing to worry about, that he would not harm you in any way. So, I think that it’s okay. I still feel somewhat uneasy about his power and the effect that it might have on you til you are changed.” Edward said.
“So, does that mean that I can go ahead and change already?” Bella asked.
“Bella.” Edward said coldly.
“I’m serious. I keep putting everyone at risk of being found out and I keep waiting for some vampire to come by and eat me for a snack when you aren’t close by. If I became one, that would solve everything.” Bella said very as a matter of fact.
“It would not solve the fact that you would lose your soul forever. I can’t do that to you right now. I want you to make sure that this is what you want. Forever is a long time.” Edward said.
“This is not a decision for you to make for me. I have made my decision and I will become a vampire whether you are happy about it or not. I will not put myself or those that I love at risk another day.” Bella said fighting back tears.
“Please don’t get me wrong, Bella. A part of me is thrilled that you want to become a vampire. I look forward to spending my life with you forever. I want you in my life. I want you for my wife as well. I thought that we would change you after we were married.” Edward said standing up walking over to her.
“I will marry you, my Edward. But, I don’t think that I’m ready for a wedding just yet.” Bella said with a small smile touching Edward’s cheek.
“I will also become a vampire as soon as I can. So, who should I talk too? Carlisle. Alice. You.” Bella said.
“Okay. Okay. I will do this. I can do this. But, can we at least wait til we have a break or holiday of some sort.” Edward said.
“Yes. You can change me next Friday night. We are off school Monday and Tuesday. That should be plenty of time for me to change, correct?” Bella asked almost shocked of her own confidence in this decision.
“Okay. I’ll go tell the others.” Edward said slowly walking towards the door.
“It’ll be fine, Edward, you’ll see.” Bella said.
Before Edward could take another step, Alice came into the room beaming. “Really! BELLA! You will be great!! I saw you being changed soon!! Edward, this is great!”
“Yes, I am changing Bella next weekend. Let the others know. Bella, I’ll be back in a little while.” Edward said as he walked out of the room.
“Okay Bella, what’s wrong with him. Wouldn’t he be thrilled?” Alice asked with a look of such concern.
“Well, I think that he really wants a wedding first. He’s afraid that if I change, I won’t stay with him. He’s wrong though. I will never leave you all. You are my family now. He is my life. He is my soul. He doesn’t realize that I won’t be throwing anything away because I already have it in front of me each day. Edward makes me see life for what it is. When I’m not around him, I ache. When he left me, I felt like I wasn’t living at all. Each time that he comes near me, oh… I can’t describe it.” Bella said as she blushed…
Edward came back quickly into the room and smiled. He walked over to Bella and picked her up and twirled her around and hugged her deeply and whispered, “I love you.”
Alice smiled and knew that Edward must have been listening to her thoughts. She was glad. She snuck out of the room and left them alone. She ran off downstairs to inform the family of the news.
“You were listening again?” Bella said with a grin.
“Yes, I can’t help it.” Edward said putting her back down on the ground.
“So, enough of this nonsense of walking away from me, okay?” Bella asked, but not really asking.
“You are my life too, Bella. I feel like I’m alive again. You have brought such meaning to my life. You will never know how truly you have touched me and bring happiness to me each day.” Edward said softly.
“You know, you might feel differently after you are changed. Your senses, your thoughts, and who knows what kind of powers you will have.” Edward said on a serious note.
“I know, I am curious to see what power I will have. Perhaps I will read minds and I’ll be able to read yours”, teased Bella.
“Oh yeah, Natalie, I mean, Ms. Mackenzie can read thoughts too. But, not yours.” Edward said.
“Hmm.. Do you think that will be the case when I change? I kind of like people not being able to read my mind”, smiled Bella.
“No, I think that will stay with you. You don’t really change who you are. You just enhance your emotions, your senses, your hunger, things like that.” Edward said.
“Enough talking for now, someone still needs to sleep while she still can. We still have school in the morning.” Edward said as he picked Bella up and brought her over to the bed.
“I am kind of tired. Will you stay til I fall asleep?” Bella asked.
“Don’t I always.” Edward said as he pulled a strand of hair out of her face and placed it behind her ear.
Bella laid on her side facing the wall as Edward ran his fingers through her hair. It was much harder to go to sleep with her mind a buzz of all of the news. She could hardly believe that in a week, she would in fact be a vampire herself. She turned over to face Edward and gave him a quick soft kiss. He kissed her back gently and turned her back to her side so that he could hold her as she slept.
She slowly drifted off to sleep and before she knew it, it was morning. She turned over on her side and stretched and realized that Edward was gone. She got up and went to the bathroom to get ready for the day.
She finished up and realized the time. She rushed downstairs to grab something to eat. She often thought that it was funny that she was really the only one in this house that used the big kitchen. She opened the cabinet and grabbed a cereal bar. She turned around and almost screamed.
“Carlisle, Esme, I didn’t see you there.” Bella said.
“Sorry, dear. Didn’t mean to startle you.” Esme said.
“Bella, we heard the news from Alice last night. We are so excited.” Esme added.
“I’m so glad to hear.” Bella said.
“Well, I better leave for school. I’m sure that the others are already waiting for me.” Bella said as she went to the front door.
And of course, as she walked outside to the front porch, the entire group was waiting for her.
“Morning” Edward said with a small kiss to Bella’s cheek.
“Cut it out, you two.” Rosalie said with a teasing smile.
They all got in the car and Edward starting driving towards the school. Suddenly, Alice was seeing something that was about to happen and before she could even say the words out loud, Edward heard them.
‘Colin and Bella talking alone near the back of the school. Jordan waiting in the background. They want Bella to join their family instead. They are interested in what her powers will be and feel that she will be a strong vampire. Colin feels that he can talk Bella into joining them. Jordan has a power too. Can’t tell what it is. She can disguise herself as anyone. Oh no. They are planning to trick Bella!! No!!’ Alice screamed.
“Bella!” Alice said trying to catch her breath.
Edward slammed on the breaks and told Alice to get out of the car. The two of them went around to the front of the car and talked.
Bella was watching them but couldn’t make out what they were saying, their lips were moving so fast.
“When?” Edward questioned.
“I don’t know. Soon. But, they will somehow get her alone. None of us are around. It’s at the school. Bella is strong. Remember, my visions aren’t always fact. Sometimes, there’s something else that we don’t see.” Alice said.
“Well, I’ll talk to Colin once we get to school. And Jordan. I can read them so I should be able to pick up something. I will not let Bella out of my sight. We all have to watch out for her. I will tell Bella” Edward said trying to control himself. He was getting more furious by the minute.
Alice looked back at the car towards Bella. Bella was tired of being left out. She knew that something was going on and she had ever intention of knowing what it was. She left the car and walked around to the front of the car as well and turned to both Edward and Alice and said, “Okay, tell me now.”
Alice looked at Bella and started, “It was a vision. Oh, Bella. You must be careful. Please.”
Edward stopped Alice and said, “Why don’t we just all get back in the car and we can all talk in the car.”
They noticed that they were still parked in the middle of the road and there would be other people driving by soon. They all got back in and the entire family talked about Alice’s vision and a plan. Bella didn’t worry too much about it because she just thought to herself that she wouldn’t go anywhere near them for at least two weeks. She tried to assure everyone in the car of this. They still were concerned.
“You won’t know it’s them. Jordan could change her appearance to look like me for goodness sakes.” Alice pleaded.
“So, how in the heck am I supposed to know that you are all who you are? We first need to establish this and whenever I am in question, I will ask you this and know it’s really you.” Bella said to all of them.
They immediately started debating on a word that they could use and everyone thought that they had the better phrase or saying or word. It was Edward who finally said, “Why don’t we just tell you when you will change over. They won’t know that’s the plan. You’ll just say our name and we’ll say, ‘Next Friday’. That will be the code word. Does that work for everyone?”
They all looked at Bella for her approval and she nodded, “That works for me.”
Edward started the car up again and headed off towards school. He was still fuming about Colin and Jordan and still knew that he would be watching their every move. He would not let them take Bella away no matter what.
To be continued…