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Last time, he had been there to save me. Now, no one was there. I was truly alone... Another accident occurs at Forks High School. Once again, Bella Swan is in harms way. This time, no vampire was there to help. She was on her own, and is now 'awakened' from the numbness. Can she handle what life has to throw at her now? cloakI am working on this again! The next chapter should be up soon!

All charecter belong to Mrs. Meyer, the genious who brought us the world of Twilight...

26. Chapter 26

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All I know is that in that moment, I didn’t think; I reacted. I didn’t hesitate; I acted. Every feeling I had felt since seeing him come running out from the darker parts of the woods with his siblings came to life and erupted, burning my body. It wasn’t unpleasant in any way. It was the most beautiful thing I had felt since I was changed.

My hands went up to his face, and his did the same, each of us holding the one thing that was most important to us both. My hands went to his neck soon after, pulling him closer to me.

In this perfect moment, there was passion, there was love. Brilliance and wonder. Happiness and contentment. Every good thing there was to feel was felt. It didn’t matter that we were both cold: his lips on mine burned like a fierce fire.

His lips moved from my mouth down to my jaw, kissing me gently across the plane, then down to my neck, where he lingered slightly on where my pulse point would be if I were alive. It saddened me slightly, the guilt I could almost feel pouring off of him.

He pulled back and kissed me, once, twice again softly on the lips. His eyes now had life in them again, something that had only been a shadow before. They sparkled as brightly as they had that day in the meadow, when we first told the true depth of our feelings.

Just seeing the life in his eyes kindled my soul, making it as warm as it had been in the happiest days of my life, when he still had been with me. I felt suddenly alive, on a strong high from the happiness I was feeling.

“I love you,” he whispered, holding my face in his hands. My arms were still around his neck, holding him tightly to me so he could never leave again. Looking deep into his eyes, though, I knew he would never want to leave me again. We both were too scarred from the experience.

“I love you too,” I whispered back. I wasn’t sure why I felt like I had to keep my voice down, but something about the moment seemed to require silence. I was afraid to break the serenity of what I was feeling now.

He smiled at me, and pulled slightly away from me so he could put his hand around my waist and guided me into the forest still, continuing our walk. I leaned into him, completely content. This was what my life should be. Not the constant edge I had been forced to live on. Peacefulness and happiness.

Edward hummed low in his mouth, so quietly I wouldn’t have heard as a human. “This is nice,” he murmured, his golden eyes meeting my own dark amber eyes. I smiled, my heart warming that we were thinking the same thing.

“I was just thinking that,” I said, leaning back into him, breathing in his unique scent. I had a strong feeling that if I met him when he was human, he would have been my own la tua cantante. It would make sense too. I was his, and he would be mine.

“So, how soon do you think you would be allowed to come back with us?” Edward asked carefully, looking out into the woods after a moment of peaceful silence.

I froze, and he did too in response. “I don’t know if I can. I promised Aro…” I trailed off at the sudden darkening in his eyes. I should have known he would have been angered by the agreements Aro and I had come to. I work for him, and he gives me place to live and a family and anything else I need. It had worked up until now.

“What did he make you promise him?” Edward asked through his teeth. I was surprised he could make that assumption so quickly, especially when it wasn’t true. I had come to the agreement on my own, slightly shocked, terms.

“I agreed on my own,” I said quietly, looking down, away from the anger I knew was seething in his gaze. “He just asked me if I would wish to serve his coven, which he said was a great honor, and I agreed. I had no idea that your family even wanted me at the time. I had just lost Charlie, and I just wanted out of my old life, I guess. So I agreed, and I’ve been working with the rest of the guard,” I said simply, shrugging, and looking anywhere but at the glorious golden eyes I could feel staring at me.

“Bella,” he whispered, and gently tilted my chin up so I had to look at him. His face was guarded…but seemed tender. “I’m not angry at you. I’m just upset that Aro didn’t give you more time to think about it. You were injured, and just lost your father. You were in no state to make such a large decision.”

I looked down again. “I don’t regret it, though.”