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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.

4. Tis But a Scratch

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I had to go downstairs after Edward returned from his hunting trip. He hopped back through my window, his eyes glittering, when he heard my stomach growl.

“Bella, your turn to hunt,” he whispered. I got out of bed and wrapped my arms around him.

“Come with me?”

He laughed. “Well, I would, but I don't think we want to give Charlie a heart attack. I did 'leave' last night, after all.”

I frowned. I didn't know how I was going to face Charlie. He wasn't going to be very happy with the fact that the Cullens were back. He would probably ban me from Edward altogether. I shuddered at the thought.

“I'll be waiting for you,” he murmured into my hair. He pushed me gently out the door of my bedroom.

I tiptoed down the stairs, hoping Charlie would hear me. He was sitting on the couch in the living room reading the newspaper.

It was a vain hope. “Bella, can I talk to you?” he asked.

“Sure, Dad,” I replied. I took a seat by him on the couch.

He sighed. “Bella... you aren't actually going to get back together with Edward, are you?”

“Dad,” I started.

“Now, I know you're going to say it's not any of my business, but I think it would be better if you stayed away form him. He left you without a phone call, without a letter, without any contact for months. Besides, things seemed to be getting so much better between you and Jacob.”

“It was all a misunderstanding,” I whispered. “And I don't want to be with Jacob.”

“Just think about it. You don't have to decide right now.” He seemed dismayed by the fact that I hadn't kicked Edward to the curb.

“Okay, Dad,” I sighed. I got up and went to the kitchen.

After eating leftovers, I almost ran back to my room. I didn't want to have another conversation with Charlie. Unfortunately, I tripped up the stairs.

“Ow!” I exclaimed.

“Are you okay, Bella?” called Charlie. I heard him get up from the couch and move to the stairs.

“Yeah,” I sighed back. “I'm fine, go finish the paper.”

“Okay,” said Charlie. He sounded uncertain.

I got up cautiously and limped to the bathroom. My knee had spit open and was oozing blood. I reached into the medicine cabinet.

I felt a presence behind me. “Let me do that,” whispered Edward.

My heart beat a thousand miles a minute. I'd have to get used to being in the almost constant company of Edward... not that I was complaining.

“Are you sure?” I asked, sitting on the side of the tub. I was bleeding, he was probably going crazy inside.

“Yes, I'm sure, silly Bella. You think I'd be able to hurt you now, after all the time I was away from you? I think I can handle a little blood.”

My eyes widened. It was like he'd been around my blood a million times... well, without holding his breath, anyway. He was breathing like normal.

“How?” I asked. I ignored the sting when he poured the anti-bacterial solution on my knee.

“I've lost you once, it won't happen again,” he whispered. He placed the band-aid on my knee and lifted me to me feet. He placed a kiss on my lips, a kiss that was more hungry than the one before. He crushed me towards him. He picked me up and took me to my room. I wrapped my legs around him. It was over too soon though, he pushed away. He kept his forehead on mine.

“Bella Swan, I love you,” He smiled while he spoke.

“Edward Cullen, I love you,” I laughed.

“I think there are some people who would like to speak with you,” he sighed.

“Who?” I asked.

“My family... they feel like they haven't talked to you enough since we... since we came back.”

“You've only been here for a little bit!” I exclaimed. I remembered I had to keep my voice down.

“I know, but they love you too. Why don't we go over there today?” he suggested.

“If Charlie doesn't barricade the door.” I had a feeling that Charlie wouldn't be very keen on the idea of me going to visit Edward.

“Just tell him you want to see Alice.” It was a good idea. Charlie loved Alice.

I shrugged. It might work. “I'll get dressed.”

I threw on jeans and a simple long sleeved t-shirt. It was blue, the color Edward had always admired on me.

“I'll meet you in the truck,” said Edward. He kissed me and jumped out the window.

I took a deep breath and went to face Charlie. I walked down stairs, my knee throbbed with each step.

“Where are you going?” asked Charlie when I hit the bottom stair.

“The Cullen's house,” I answered nonchalantly.

“Bella,” he scolded.

“Dad, I haven't see any of them for the longest time! Please, just let me go!” I exclaimed.

His mouth fell open. I wasn't usually one to throw a fit, but I really wanted to go. “Be back before dinner,” he murmured. I didn't even have to use the Alice excuse.

I grabbed my coat off of the hook and stormed out the door. Charlie was so biased! Just because Billy was his best friend, he wanted me to end up with Jacob.

I pulled open the driver's side door and hopped in. Edward frowned.

“Are you okay?” he asked. He shifted me to the passenger side and started the truck. He put his arm around me and I put my head against his shoulder.

“Yeah, I just don't like fighting with Charlie.” It shook me up when Charlie and I got into arguments. We were usually two very laid back people, so fights were rare, but when they came it made things a little awkward.

“I know,” he replied. He drove along the winding roads, not even touching my truck's top speed. I was happy just being with him and he was happy just being with me.

When we finally pulled up to the house, I sighed.

“We might be here for awhile,” murmured Edward. He was hearing what everyone was thinking, no doubt.

He helped me out of the truck and led me to the front door. He opened it.

I heard and earsplitting roar. Before I knew what hit me, Edward had me pressed against the front door. Jasper was being restrained by Emmett. Edward crouched down in front of me. Jasper bared his teeth.

“Edward, what the hell do you think you're doing?! She's bleeding!” screeched Alice.

Edward picked me up and left the house. He passed my truck and flung me onto his back. He ran.

“What just happened?” I asked, my voice shaking.

“Your knee. I'm such an idiot,” he snarled.

“Oh, crap.” My knee was probably still bleeding. Jasper still couldn't handle blood. “I'm the idiot.”

“It's not your fault that you are plagued with crippling clumsiness. I should have known!” he exclaimed.

He started to slow down. We burst through the trees into a large circular meadow... his meadow. I'd only been there twice. The first time was magical, the second time... not so much.

“Oh, Edward,” I whispered. He set me down.

“I'm so sorry,” he whispered. “I shouldn't have brought you there, it was dangerous.”

“It's not your fault.” I was gazing around the meadow. Every time I saw it I was reminded of the first time I came. It was mostly a happy place. A place that I'd never want to forget.