My Dream Is You
Bella is about to jump off the cliff, but someone stops her... someone she thought had forgotten her a long time ago. “Bella,” growled a voice. It wasn't the voice in my head, not at all. My head whipped around. I was startled to see that someone had been watching me.
Okay, so I deleted my other story. I'll put it back up later. I have to figure it out. I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going with this one though, so here ya are.
12. Tarzan and Jane
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“Wow,” I breathed as I stepped out of the cab. Edward was right behind me. He grabbed my hand as soon as he got out of the cab. We made a quick trip to the hotel after we got off of the plane. The place Alice picked was more than fantastic. I didn't even want to think about how much it cost to stay there per night.
“What do you think?” he asked, his voice velvety smooth. “Do you like it?”
The sky was heavy with clouds, and it reminded me of home. I smiled, already a little homesick. Two months was going to be a long time. I knew I'd get over it in a matter of minutes, especially because I'd get to spend all of it with Edward..
“I love it, of course,” I answered. I pulled him down the street, even though I was unsure of where I was going. He played along, though, and let me lead.
After a minute, he laughed. “You are going just the opposite of where we are supposed to be going.” I blushed, and let him pull me along after that.
All the people walking down the street had their heads down. They moved quickly, and strode with purpose. The rain started to fall, but I hardly noticed. I was used to it. Edward and I strolled along like it was a fine spring day, instead of a very chilly night.
I started thinking about all the places Edward and I would be going. Italy, France, Ireland, the Bahamas... it all sounded too good to be true. It reminded me slightly of being hauled around while I was running away from James. Edward was prepared to take me all over the world when I was in danger.
It was then, thinking of James, that I got an idea of why exactly we were flying all over the place. I knew that it was an insane thought, but I couldn't not ask Edward about it. I was very curious sometimes.
“Edward?” I asked quietly after a few minutes of silent, but very comfortable walking. I was content there holding his hand, and I'm sure he was just fine holding mine.
“Yes, love?” he replied. His voice still sent shivers down my spine.
“Why did Alice decide to send us all over the planet?”
“I'm annoying?” he offered.
I laughed, but waited for him to answer seriously.
He sighed. “Oh, Bella. It's our honeymoon! Why wouldn't we want to go all over the planet?”
“I'm not complaining! I was just wondering... that's all,” I said, looking down at the ground.
“It's nothing you have to worry yourself about.” He turned, and there was a massive stretch of grass next to what was the biggest ferris wheel I'd ever seen. A sign we passed said we were at Jubilee Gardens, and it also said the giant ferris wheel was called the London Eye. I knew that I never needed to go on that.
“But there is still something,” I muttered.
“Don't worry, love. We have it all taken care of.”
I shook my head, but decided to drop it. It was the first night of our honeymoon, and I certainly didn't want to spend it dwelling on negative things.
“Edward, please tell me we aren't going on that,” I said. I pointed at the London Eye.
He grinned. “Why, you don't want to?”
I glared at him. “Heights aren't my thing. You know that.”
He smiled and pulled me towards the Eye. “Oh, don't be silly. You'll love this.”
I reluctantly let him lead me closer. It looked like a giant bicycle wheel, just waiting there to make me feel uncomfortably nauseous. I frowned. If Edward wasn't careful, the first day of our honeymoon would end with one sick newlywed, and another newlywed covered in my dinner. Yum.
On the end of each arm was a pod, and each pod looked to be big enough for about twenty people.
Edward stepped up to the counter and told the attendant his name.
“Oh, right this way, Mr. Cullen,” said the man, eagerly leading us towards one of the pods.
Inside sat a round little table, covered in a deep red table cloth. There was a candle, and a bottle of wine on top.
I grinned. “Edward, who exactly is that wine for?”
“Me, it's all for me,” he answered sarcastically.
I laughed. “I had no idea, Edward.”
“Yes, it's one of those hidden things that you find out about me when we're married. I also have a collection of comic books worth a million dollars,” he said.
“That doesn't surprise me at all. You should know that I have an obsession with the movie Robots.”
The man snickered, and closed the door of our little room. I tried not to feel disoriented when we started moving.
Edward pulled my chair out, and then sat in the chair across from me. He saw me eying the bottle of wine suspiciously. The only time I had wine was at Renee and Phil's wedding, and I didn't like it very much at all.
“Oh, just have a glass,” he laughed.
He poured me some, and I sipped it cautiously. It wasn't as bad as I though it'd be.
“Edward, I forgot to ask! Did Alice... well, what did Alice get you as a wedding present?”
He looked down at the table. I could see he was trying not to smile. “Apparently, after you guys went on your little bachelorette excursion, Alice felt quite inspired.”
“She got you little undies,” I laughed, covering my face with my hands.
He nodded. “Tiger stripes.”
“And what did your bachelor party lead to?” I asked.
“Jasper's present... he put it in my suitcase before we left. I hope you like tiger stripes, too.”
I shook my head. “We're like Tarzan and Jane... if Jane were really, really clumsy.”
“And if Tarzan ate his animal friends,” added Edward.
When we reached the top, Edward pulled me off of my chair and led me to the edge of the pod. Both of us looked out at the lights reflecting off of the River Thames. He wrapped his arms around my waist, and rested his chin on my shoulder.
“See, you aren't scared now, are you?”
I shook my head. “Not at all.”
We were quiet, and I would be happy to stay there forever, no matter how high up we were. I was perfect.
Without warning, though, Edward froze. “Not here.”
“What?” I asked quickly.
He spun me around and grabbed my shoulders. “Hold on to me tightly, Bella.”
He kissed me quickly, then lifted me. I wrapped my legs around his waist. I did as he told me to do, and didn't ask questions. My heart was beating much too fast for speech to even be possible..
The things that happened in the next second all seemed too much to process. I heard a shattering, and then felt the cool, London air. A moment later, I was submerged in the frigid water of the Thames. I couldn't think, I couldn't move. I fainted right there, underwater, and still clinging to Edward.
I didn't know what had happened, but I knew Edward and I were in serious danger.
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