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Midnight

Summary:
The Cullen’s must leave Forks, however this time they take Bella with them. They begin in a new school and the first day Edward notices something different about one of their classmates. Danger unfolds as the classmate past comes back in search of revenge. Bella, the Cullen’s, and the classmate must work together to survive as once again their lives are put in danger.


Notes:


2. Jackman, Maine

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1754   Review this Chapter

Most of the car ride was done in silence. Bella had fallen asleep shortly after we left. She had another nightmare last night and couldn’t fall back to sleep so I allowed her to rest figuring I would talk to her when I got to Jackman, our new home.

What if I just changed Bella? What if I simply gave her what she wanted? What everyone wanted for her? Would that really be so bad? I would never get to hold her warm body again or take her out to dinner but she would be safe…wasn’t that enough for me. No! It isn’t.

As I thought about everything that has happened in the past year I realized that even though I truly loved Bella, I don’t think I would be able to survive her transformation. I thought about all of the pain that she would go through, the agony, the screaming, and the knowledge that I did that to her, it was my fault she wanted this and that there was nothing I could do to help her.

Even though I was speeding the entire way there, the ride seemed to take forever. I should have woken Bella up and talked to her instead of thinking about everything. Then again the time I didn’t spend thinking, I spent watching Bella sleep. She called out my name a couple times during her nap and I smiled every time. However, it was time to wake my angle because we had arrived at our new home.

“Bella. We’re here Bella. Its time to wake up.” As my words left my month I watched her stir and begin to wake up. Her hair was one big knot and her eyes were bloodshot but she was still my gorgeous angle.

“Edward?” Her voice was calm and soft.

“Yes love it’s me.” Even though the sun was down I could still see every inch of her because of the moon light. Her face light up at my words and she sat up, looking at me. She had left a little mark on my window where she had been sleeping and she tried to wipe it off without looking away from me.

“Don’t worry about that. Let’s get you inside to bed.” Even though she had slept most of the way here, she still looked as though she need at least a couple more hours of sleep. With that I undid my seat belt and quickly walked over to Bella’s side of the car. As I opened her door she smiled at me. I wondered what she was thinking. I helped her out and carried her up the steps into the house.

The house here was almost the same as the one in Forks. The only difference was there was a wrap around porch, most of the rooms were bigger, and there were two staircases, one in the kitchen that was smaller and then the big spiral one in the entrance hall.

I carried Bella up the stairs and into my room, softly laying her on my couch. She had fallen asleep again on the way up.

“Edward.” Esme was calling me from the living room. I looked at Bella and bent down kissing her softly on the forehead then turned around and quietly walked out of the room to see what was up.

“Dear we have enrolled all of you in the local high school. Now you need to remind Bella that you two are 'brother and sister' at school. We don’t need people looking at us and gossiping.” She had starting talking the second I reached the bottom stair.

“They gossip anyways.” It was true that no matter where we went, in all our times, we were always the hot topic.

“Yes honey I know. But we can’t draw attention to ourselves. After all you and Bella just died in a horrible accident back in Forks.” That was our cover story to keep Charlie from trying to find us. Esme and Carlisle had taken care of it after Bella and I had left. Carlisle had taken Bella’s truck out to the cliff and drove it off. Esme had taken our clothing and made it look as though we had been in an accident and thrown them over with the truck. One of the Parker’s girls had found the scene and called Charlie. After Charlie had told Esme that both Bella and I were dead, she informed him she couldn’t stay here anymore with all the memories and that her family was leavening.

I felt bad for Charlie, having to lie to him, to tell him that his only child was died even though we knew that she was safe up stairs sleeping, it was hard but it had to be done, for his safety and Bella’s. I was going to have to tell Bella that Charlie believed her dead and that she would never get to see him again, this was the one thing I wasn’t looking forward to.

“When is our first day of school?” I looked at her and saw that she was thinking the same thing about Charlie that I was.

“Tomorrow. The first bell rings at 7:45.” As I glanced over at the clock on the stove which read 2:13, Esme continued talking, “You, Bella, and Alice will be juniors again, and Emmett, Rosalie, and Jasper will be seniors.”

“Bella isn’t going to graduate?” It was more of a statement then a question. I already knew the answer but for Bella’s sake I asked it.

“No. We don’t know how long we are staying.” The set up was always the same. Three as seniors and then me and Alice as juniors but this year we had Bella.

“Do the others know that we are going to school?” Even though they could most likely over hear the conversion I still wanted a reason to go up stairs and talk to Alice.

“No, not yet. Alice and Jasper just got here about two minutes after you so I haven’t gotten a chance to tell them yet.”

“I’ll do it!” Maybe I was a little too happy to tell them because her face twisted into a confused look. Before she asked me anything I darted up stairs to Alice and Jaspers room.

Knock Knock I wasn’t knocking hard but I knew that they would hear it.

“Come in.” It was Alice’s voice that answered me and as I opened the door I found Alice and Jasper on their bed talking.

“We’re going to school tomorrow.” I wanted to get the needed conversion over as soon as I could so that I could talk to Alice about the important stuff.

“Yeah we heard you and Esme talking down stairs.” Jasper didn’t seem to surprised that I was up here telling them and figured that I wanted to talk to Alice. “I’ll go down and talk to Esme about the plans.” His voice sounded board as if he was only agreeing to leave because he knew Alice wanted him to and that I would beat him up if he didn’t. And with that he walked out the door and down stairs.

“Well…” Alice was waiting for the real reason I was up here. I thought it was kind of obvious.

“Have you had any more visions?” She looked at me and her face appeared to be a little angry and hurt.

“I wouldn’t have kept it from you if I had Edward. I would have told you right away.” Ah so that was what the face was for.

“I know. I guess I’m just a little jumpy.” I should have asked her nicer and the look on her face told me that she forgave me.

“It’s understandable.”

“I should go back up to be with Bella before she wakes up.” She nodded her head slightly as if understand yet again. I love Alice. She is one of the easiest people to get along with, next to Emmett who solves everything by joking, or fighting. I turned and walked out of her room and headed back to mine.

Bella looked as though she hadn’t moved since I left. I walked over toward the couch and laid down next to her, holding her to me, her warm body tickling my skin and her face making a smile take over my own expression. We stayed like this until I looked at the clock on my table and saw that it was 7:00.

Yet again I had to wake my angle up. “Bella its time to wake up, we have to go to school.” Her eyes opened however, she looked confused.


”School?” I had forgotten that I hadn’t told her yet.

“Yeah honey. We have to go to school. Esme enrolled us.” As she began to understand a smile crept onto her face and she hugged me closer.

All of a sudden Alice came jumping into the room. “Come on Bella you need to get up and get ready for your first day. Up, up, come on!” She grabbed Bella’s hand and pulled her off the couch. Bella looked back at me with eyes that said ‘please save me’. I just smiled the crooked smile that she loved so much and watched as my sister pulled her out of the room and down the hallway to the bathroom. I got myself ready in no time and headed down stairs to the kitchen.

“What are you doing?” Emmett asked as he rounded the corner. I had started to make Bella breakfast.

“What’s it matter to you?” Emmett reached for the eggs that I was making. I snapped at his hand and he backed off.

“Oh, right Bella. I kind of forgot.” He walked off back into the living room as Bella appeared in the kitchen doorway. I got a plate for her and gave her the eggs.

“Enjoy”, I said with a smile on my face as her eyes looked up at me with amazement. She honestly thought I couldn’t cook. I led her to the table and pulled out her chair. As she sat there eating I watched her.

“Ready?!” Alice was calling from the front door. Bella got up and started to walk toward the sink but I grabbed her plant and took care of it for her. Anything I could do for her I would! I took her hand and led her toward the door.

I didn’t know it then but school today would change all of our lives forever!