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Love's Light

Summary:
Loves_light.png banner picture by munky_hashmi This beautiful banner was made by the amazing Marauder by Midnight! thank you! The sequel to My One Love! Life and love can only meet through colossal experiences…like turning into a vampire. This story is all about life with Bella as a vampire with Edward at her side, Jake and Ally's love, Emmett and Rosalie, Alice and Jasper, Carlisle and Esme, and of course, Dan's new life. We all do crazy things when in love, imagine being a mythical creature when in love! WELLLL. Chapter 30 is up and ready to read.


Notes:
Please read My One Love before you read this, or some things might not make too much sense for you! :) Things are about to get a little crazy in the lives of our beloved characters.


15. Of Angels and Monsters

Rating 3.4/5   Word Count 2771   Review this Chapter

Daniel’s POV:

Edward found me. He sighed, relieved, as he came out of the woods. He continued running until he reached my side, where he came to a stop. I knew it was him, so I took a deep breath, getting up slowly.

“Daniel, you scared everyone. We couldn’t find you, and when Alice had the vision, everyone was worried.”

“Sorry,” I told him, looking down at my shoes.

“She’s in the hospital,” Edward whispered. My head shot up and I looked him straight in the eye.

“What?” I blinked, my brain moving sluggishly.

“Jane. She had a blackout in the forest where Carlisle was hunting. He found her and took her to the hospital. She’s fine though, don’t worry,” he said it all quickly and it took me time to get it all--as if I were still human.

“Why did I tell her Edward?” I asked, feeling weak and defeated.

“Because you love her.”

The run back to the car was silent. He had parked far away, back where the trail had ended. The wind whipping around me helped clear my head, helping me think. This wasn’t how I planned to tell her, but all the same, I should be with her right now. I ran faster, rushing to get to Edward’s car. I had to see her, to tell her how sorry I was.

When we got to the hospital, we met Bella and Alice who were just about to go inside. Alice held a huge bouquet of flowers, and Bella shot me a reassuring smile. We all got into the elevator and when we got to the third floor, we met Carlisle.

“Daniel, I understand why you did it, don’t worry,” he smiled at me like only a father could, then left with a folder in his hands to get more test results or something.

“Yeah, we still love you,” Alice said, giving me a hug. The little pixie made me feel better, but not good enough.

“Let’s go,” Bella said, walking to the door I assumed Jane was behind. Right when I was about to go, doubt flooded me and I couldn’t move.

“Um…you guys go ahead. I’ll be there in a minute,” I choked out. Edward patted my shoulder and nodded, probably reading my thoughts better than I could myself. Bella gave my hand a squeeze before the three of them went inside, shutting the door. I took deep breaths even though I didn’t need them, and then sat down in a folding chair.With my super hearing, I could hear every word being said behind the closed door, so I let my head fall into my hands to listen.

Her voice sounded weak, like she was trying hard to not cry. If I could cry, I would probably be tearing by now. I loved her so much, and I hurt her so badly. I didn’t even stay long enough to explain or follow her when she ran away from me. What kind of monster was I?

I heard Edward say what she was thinking, about pitying her. I stood up and knocked on the door, ready to meet the only love I’d ever have. After their goodbyes, Alice, Bella, and Edward all came out, giving me hopeful looks.

“Everything will be fine,” Alice whispered before I looked up to see Jane staring at me.

“May I come in?” I asked, staring back at the angel lying in a hospital bed. She nodded and I came in, closing the door softly behind me.

“Daniel,” she whispered.

Even now, in the pinnacle of my worry, the way she said my name made my stomach tingle. I looked at the wires bound to her and at the heart monitor that was beeping in the background. I didn’t need the monitor to hear her heart beating faster as I came closer.

“I don’t want you to be afraid,” I said as I sat down next to her. She didn’t cringe away as I thought she would, but instead her hand moved closer to me.

“I’m not afraid, I…was before, but now I’m not.” She faced her hand palm up and bit her lip. I took her hand in both of mine, letting her warmth engulf me again. It felt so good just to be near her, no matter if I was a monster or if she was an angel.

“You look so beautiful,” I told her, bending down to kiss her hand. Her heartbeats rose and she smiled for the first time in too long at me.

“So do you,” she sighed. “You’re…” she trailed off, shaking her head.

“What?” I asked softly, looking into her magnetic emerald eyes.

“You’re like my angel. Like God sent you here just for me,” she said, closing her eyes.

My heart squeezed almost as if it were alive again. I swallowed hard and shook my head.

“I’m not an angel, I’m a monster,” I declared. She opened her eyes.

“No, you’re not! Carlisle said you…didn’t hurt people.”

“We don’t, but we’re still dangerous. I’m so sorry for putting you in danger, Jane, believe me, if I could leave right now, then I would.” I told her. An angry look came upon her face and she glared at me.

“You would not. I wouldn’t let you leave me,” she almost hissed at me. That made me smile.

“That’s good, because I never want to leave you.”

I kissed her then, letting all my love show. Leaning up onto the mattress, I let my lips fall onto hers, hearing her heart thud uncontrollably. She lifted a wired hand to me, but I took it in my own and put it down. I kissed her until I remembered that she needed air and then I let go.

She gasped and grinned at me, no longer looking weak. A blush rose to her cheeks and I took a deep breath of her sweet scent, struggling to regain my composure.

“So, tell me about your very interesting life,” she said as her heart calmed down.

“What would you like to know?” I asked, ready to answer anything.

“Everything.”

“So, that’s how,” she said, finishing. She was telling me about how she found out she had leukemia. I couldn’t believe that she didn’t even tell her mom or her brother, but I respected her even more for that. I looked outside the window, seeing that it was close to sunset outside---we had spent the entire day talking.

A knock came at the door and we both turned to look. The nurse came inside, followed by Carlisle and Dr. Shuler. He had come in once earlier today also, and we had shaken hands.

“Well Jane, looks like you’ll have to run a few more tests, which means one more night at the hospital,” her father told her. I looked up at Carlisle who nodded discreetly towards the door. I squeezed Jane’s hand before letting go and smiling at her.

“I’ll be right back,” I told her. She nodded and I got up, following Carlisle out.

“How is she doing?” I asked as soon as the door closed behind me.

“She’s doing well, her tests are ok, but…her condition is worsening, Daniel,” his voice was soft with grief. I leaned my back onto the wall, feeling a crushing pain in my chest.

“Can’t we do anything to help?” I asked, my shoulders slumping down.

“Science has been trying to cure her cancer for years, Daniel, I don’t think there’s anything we can do…medically,” he sighed, pushing his hair back. “She already feels like my daughter, if there was anything I could do, without using the last resort, I would.”

“The last resort…there isn’t any other way,” I whispered, my lips unmoving.

“WHERE IS SHE?!” A bellow came from down the hall. Carlisle and I both jumped, knowing whose voice it was immediately. We looked at each other first then walked as fast as humanly possible down the hall and to the right.

Emmett was standing there, glaring wildly at the poor blonde receptionist who was hunched over in fear.

“Emmett! What are you doing?” Carlisle demanded.

“Finally, where were you guys? This girl wouldn’t let me in to see Jane!” Emmett pointed accusingly at the nurse.

“Kristen, it’s fine, don’t worry about him,” Carlisle reassured her. She nodded fearfully and threw one more glance at Emmett and left without a word.

“Geez Emmett, why don’t you just go on television and scare the entire world while you’re at it?” I remarked.

“How is she doing? Does she really have cancer? Why am I always the last one to find out about these things?” Emmett asked, raising his hands in exasperation.

“Why are you so loud, Emmett? I can hear you from all the way over here!” Jane’s voice came through the open door as her father opened it to see what all the commotion was about.

We walked back into the room, and I saw Jane’s face looking red and her eyes looked puffy. She had evidently been crying just before, and it hurt to see her like that.

“Jane? You’re all wired and needled,” Emmett said, coming into the room like he owned the place and sitting next to her.

“That’s what she said,” Jane laughed suddenly. Emmett gave her a high five for the joke and they dove straight into conversation. Emmett was explaining the recent basketball game that Jane had missed and how some team was better than another, or something like that.

Dr. Shuler left, saying he had a few more patients to take care of for the night, while Carlisle agreed and left with him. I sat down next to Emmett and took Jane’s hand again, leaning forward and resting my head onto her legs, looking up at her face.

I watched her eyes light up as she talked enthusiastically about some player making a three-pointer at the end of the game. Nothing could compare to how perfect she was, and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to survive without her. But I still hadn’t told her yet. I told her everything but that.

“Hey Emmett, how come Rosalie doesn’t like me?” Jane asked, her voice curious and straightforward. A smile hovered on my lips as I watched Emmett mutter in response.

“Well, she…doesn’t like people all that much anyway, and you’re human and she’s always had this thing about being human, you know?” He looked up apologetically. “But she’s a good person at heart. She can be mean sometimes, but she loves pretty hard too. It’s just going to take sometime for her to get used to you. She got used to Bella and Dan, she’ll get used to you too.”

“Oh. That’s good, I guess. So, what’s your favorite thing about being a vampire? Edward’s was speed…Alice’s was never having to grow up…Bella’s was being with Edward forever…and Daniel’s was…” She looked up at me, counting on her fingers. I smirked and shook my head.

“Tell you later,” I said. She pouted for a moment then looked back at Emmett, who was thinking hard.

“Um…probably my strength, because it’s better than anyone else’s. And also the hunting.” Emmett grinned, looking at me.

“So you hunt grizzlies?” She asked.

“Yup, it’s fun!” He exclaimed. I grimaced and raised an eyebrow.

“What, don’t you think so, Daniel?” Jane asked as she saw my expression.

“Well, I guess it can be fun, but I see it more as a meal than a game, like Emmett does.”

“Hey, if you’re going to eat it, might as well have fun.” He shrugged.

“Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?” Jane laughed.

I couldn’t believe how relaxed she was with all this talk about our monstrous sides. I felt almost disgusted even revealing it to her, yet she was perfectly fine to accept it. Abruptly, Emmett grabbed one of my hands and one of Jane’s hands and put a serious face on.

“So, how is the relationship going? Did you talk about your feelings? Are you both satisfied with the physical---”

“Emmett!” I interrupted, snatching my hand back. “I think it’s time for you to go.”

“Why? I barely ever get to try my physiatrist act!” He whined. Jane was almost breathless from laughing so hard.

Now!” I glared at him, trying to hide my own smile.

“But if you two don’t talk about how you feel, how are you going to further the boundaries?” He asked as I caught him by the scruff of his neck and stood him up.

“Out! And tell the family that Jane doesn’t need anymore visits for tonight!” I exclaimed as I opened the door and walked him over to it.

“Have you two even kissed yet?” He asked, almost shocked. I shut the door in his face and rolled my eyes. “Oh, and Esme says she wants to meet you Jane!” His muffled voice came through the door.

“Really? She’s the only one in your family that I haven’t met yet!” Jane yelled at him through the door. I opened the door a sliver so they could finish their conversation without her straining herself.

“Yeah, she says to get well soon and then come over for a visit.”

“Ok, that sounds great, tell her I’d love to meet her.” Jane smiled. I couldn’t help but smile back.

“Alright, bye then!” Emmett waved. Jane waved back while laughing again.

“Bye!”

I pushed the door close again and sat back down in the seat next to her. She looked out the window, seeming to be thinking about something important. After a few moments of silence, I couldn’t stand not hearing her voice.

“What are you thinking about?” I asked. She looked back at me, her green eyes sparkling.

“What are we, Daniel?” She asked hesitantly.

“We? What do you mean?”

“Like, are we…boyfriend/girlfriend? Or more than that? I mean, I know you guys probably have relationships that last a long time, right?” She seemed to babble on, trying to figure out what she was asking.

“Well…I know I really want to be yours, and only yours,” I told her. She smiled and took my hand.

“I want to be yours too…so, what does that mean for us? Because, I don’t want to hurt you. We have to face the fact that my life is…ending…fairly soon,” she said calmly.

“No, you’ve got time, I…we can figure out something.” My voice sounded strangled. I hadn’t expected to have this talk so soon.

“Listen, when I’m gone--”

“NO! You can’t leave me so soon! We just met!” I interrupted her, standing up.

“Daniel, I told you before, it’s deadly. I came to terms with it before, now you have to.”

“I’m not going to let the girl I love die right in front of me!” I yelled, losing all my composure.

“Wait…” She whispered. “What did you say?”

“No, ok, we can figure something out,” I said, not really paying attention to her.

“Wait! Daniel, listen to me!” Jane yelled, finally getting my attention. I exhaled sharply, sitting back down.

“Did you just say…You love me?” She asked, her heart monitor was flying off the charts again. I looked up, and swallowed hard.

“Um…yes. I do love you,” I said. Her face seemed to lighten, and she grinned at me.

“I love you too,” she said softly. Our eyes met, and again, I was lost in the green. She lifted her hand and tugged at my shirt lightly, trying to pull me closer. I gave in, and leaned over, kissing her gently. All the craziness in the room melted away with the sweetness of her kiss, and all that was left was willing love.

“Let’s not talk about that anymore,” she murmured softly as we parted. “I just want to spend time with you, with or without the whole dying concept.”

“That’s fine by me,” I smiled. “We’ve got time.”

“I hope so,” she said, tracing her warm fingers on my cold neck. I couldn’t help but shiver slightly at her touch and her words.

“I know so,” I said, kissing her again.

“So…what’s your favorite thing about being one? You never told me,” she said, changing the topic swiftly.

“The sun,” I replied softly. She looked confused for a moment, and I took the advantage of it, kissing down her neck.

“Wait…I thought vampires were supposed to explode or something in the sun?” She asked. I laughed, shaking my head.

“You’ve been reading too many novels, Jane.”

“Vampires are going to take some getting used to,” she giggled.

“You haven’t seen the half of it,” I smirked.