Just Another Love Story
I felt my head being snapped backwards, before the cool point of a knife dug into my throat. I could feel his sweet breathe on my neck, as he placed his hands almost lovingly against my bare neck. Will Edward lose Bella, or will their eternal love prevail? Bella might just have to make that choice....whether she's ready or not.
3. My Broken Heart Now Whole
Rating 5/5 Word Count 1883 Review this Chapter
The first thing I noticed when I came to was Edward’s voice, softly humming my lullaby. I swear that I would be able to pick out that voice in the middle of the crowd. I stood up slowly, ignoring the little bit of dizziness that I was feeling, and the hole in my heart, threatening to engulf me with its pain. I pondered that. Edward was here, the same as always, so why am I feeling so down?
“Bella!” he cried, his voice was filled with relief, and he jumped up from the couch he was sitting.“Hey” I replied, until then my whole word came crashing down. I remember now…. The vision of me dead…. and there wasn’t a thing Edward could do about it. I already knew he wouldn’t make me a vampire, so why does he even bother with me? Maybe I should just leave.
“Are you ok?” He frowned at my change of mood. “What’s the matter? Are you hurt?”
“No, nothing’s wrong” I muttered.” I should be getting home though”
“I already cleared it with Charlie. You’re here for the next two weeks!” Alice called as she walked by, her arms filled with boxes. I shuddered as I realised what was in those boxes. However, not even the gloom of the upcoming torture could shake me from my trance.
“The next two weeks Alice?!” Edward said, walking after her and dragging me along. “How did you manage that?”
“Simple” she smiled. “I gave Charlie a fake prize in the form of a two week fixing trip in the Caribbean.
“He couldn’t pack fast enough”. Both she and Edward laughed at that comment.
I laughed, but it was fake even to my ears. “You didn’t have to do that Alice. I would have been fine at home” I meekly added.“Nonsense Bella, it’s our pleasure. Here come and try on this new shirt” My world was falling apart and she wanted me to try on a shirt!?
“No thanks Alice” I said coldly. Her face fell. At that present point and time however, I couldn’t care less. It was a wonder I was still able to function normally, but all I wanted to do was cry my heart out in my own room.
Her face went blank, and I knew what she was seeing.
“I’ll see you later. Bye” I muttered, before making my escape. Unfortunately, luck was not on my side. It was like running into a wall… repeatedly.
“Hey careful, there Bella” Jasper suddenly stopped as he choked on the last word. His face showed intense pain and horror, a hand clutched at his heart.
“Jasper?” Sensing her lover’s distress, Alice quickly pulled him into a hug. “Jasper baby, what’s wrong?” He continued to stare at me blankly.
Alice started to freak out. “Edward, what’s wrong with him?”
“I don’t know… His thoughts are jumbled. But he keeps coming back to Bella…..’ he looked at me confused.
Alice’s eyes opened wide in realization to Jasper’s actions, my mood swing and her vision. “Bella” she breathed.“Yes Alice” Maybe if I played the innocent card, I could get away without then knowing why I was feeling like this. I wouldn’t be able to handle that pain in me a second time.
Jasper had however, started to regain some of his control. He looked at me pleadingly. “Make it stop Bella… I can’t handle your pain… It hurts so much… Like my world is collapsing… Stop” he gasped between each word. He blindly reached for Alice’s hand.
I started to cry. “I’m sorry Jasper, but it does feel like my world is collapsing” I couldn’t bare to look at them… especially Edward. “I’m sorry” With a last sob of despair, I turned and ran.
I managed to make it all the way down the stairs before a pair of very familiar arm’s grabbed me around the waste and cradled me to his chest. I could sense how anxious he was for me. “Bella, what’s going on? I could feel your pain through his mind” A shudder ripped through his body.
“Put me down Edward” I finally looked at him. His eyes widened in horror. I wondered what I must look like… but I couldn’t think straight through this pain. By now, most of the family was aware of what had happened. Their faces varied from confused to pain to sympathy.
He carried me to the couch, and grabbed my face, forcing me to look at him. “Tell me what’s going on Bella…now”. He was definitely angry now.
I took a deep breath to calm myself before I began. “Am I really that horrible Edward that you wouldn’t want to spend eternity with me? You’d rather see me die?” my voice was nothing more than a whisper.
I could hear the sharp intakes of air around the room, before a small hand was suddenly placed on my shoulder. “Bella…I wish I could say that things would be alright, but your life is in Edward’s hands now” I could barely see her through my tears.
I looked at the blurred shape that was Edward. He was frozen in shock. I looked at Jasper next. “Do you still think that this pain is going to go away? Do you now see why I don ‘t feel anything but this pain?” He slowly shook his head from side to side.
‘Bella” his voice was like the sound of water tumbling over the pebbles of a creek. I couldn’t handle looking at him, so I stared at the floor instead. He didn’t have to utter the last few words however. I already knew his answer, the same one he always gave me. “I can’t…….”
“I understand” My heart that was once broken before, was now once more in pieces. Only instead of being broken into smaller bits like last time, this time it was broken in so many pieces…. nothing or no one could take the pain away but the person who caused it in the first place.
The next thing that happened shocked us all.
“You selfish brat!! I watched you for years; you were nothing but an empty shell. A void filled with nothing but sorrow… no happiness and no life.” Rosalie’s voice rang with barely contained fury and passion. “And then you found her… THE WHOLE REASON AS TO WHY YOU EXIST. AND NOW YOU’RE WILLING TO THROW HER AWAY, ALL BECAUSE OF ONE SMALL PRICE. HOW DARE YOU!” I had never seen Rosalie’s eyes look so dark before.
“ONE SMALL PRICE ROSE? IS THAT ALL IT IS TOO YOU? ONE LITTLE SOUL IN EXCHANGE FOR ETERNITY?” Edward’s roar frightened us all. “THIS IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!!”
I could only help but gape at him. I had never heard him swear before. Somehow, he even managed to make the most vulgar words sound like music. Rose wasn’t finished however.
SLAP! Her hand connected with his face in a ringing tone. No one moved an inch. Edward glared at her and her at him. I couldn’t help but feel annoyed at her for doing that to him. When I made a move towards him, Alice held me back, whispering, “Be still. Rose is doing you a favour.” It was pointless to struggle so I stopped and watched as Rose yelled some more.
“OF COURSE IT IS! WE ALL CARE ABOUT HER… IT’S NOT JUST YOU. IF YOU WON’T CHANGE HER…ONE OF US WILL” Her snarl was so terrifying, I hugged Alice for comfort.
He growled at her. “You wouldn’t” he threatened.
“Edward” I finally spoke up. His face instantly melted at my voice. He dropped to his knees in front of me.
“Please Bella. Don’t ask for this”.
“I already have” I stated simply.
He sighed frustrated, but then his face broke into concentration. Beside me, Alice gasped.
“Yes… that just might work… it’s better than doing nothing but waiting for them”.
“What is it Alice? Tell me what you saw.” Carlisle spoke for the first time. Edward answered for her.
“I’m going to train her, like we trained for the battle with the Victoria.” Everyone hissed at that name.
“You want to train me? I’m still going to be human Edward, and there’s no point in even fighting for my life if you don’t want me.” There, I’d said it.
His face became angry once more.” Is that what you were thinking? You are so absurd Bella. After all the times I‘ve told you I loved… Told you how much you meant to me? You still think I don’t want you?”
‘How can she not help but think otherwise Edward” Alice snapped.” How would you feel if the roles were reversed, and Bell a refused to make you a vampire?”
He nodded, understanding. He turned back to. “Never forget Bella, you are the most important thing in my life. I would move the stars and the ocean for you. Expect for this one. I promise you, that nothing will harm you, as long as I am with you.” He gave me a grim smile. “I will not damn you to hell Bella… but after Rose’s words, I’m beginning to reconsider. However, not yet. I will not let this force our hand.” He paused. “I will change you when you are ready, not when I am or anyone else. Just you” My heart was suddenly bursting with joy. I could hear Jasper sigh in relief.
He grabbed my hand, and dragged me to the back door. “C’mon, it’s time to begin your training. Those vampire won’t know what him them.” His words were followed by a round of applause and a booming laugh from Emmett. We all turned to walk out, but I needed to do something first.
“You go ahead. I’ll be there in a second.” He nodded, and walked ahead. He wasn’t ready to make peace with Rosalie, but I needed to thank her.
“Rose” I called softly.
‘Yes Bella?’ she answered just as soft.
“Thanks for what you did. Apart from the slapping of course…”
A wry smile crossed he lips, but it was beautiful none the less. “You’re welcome… sister”
We turned, and followed the boys outside to see what looked like a scene from a wrestling match. I rolled my eyes, and saw that Rose had done the same. I smiled.
However, no one had noticed that Alice was still in the house, sitting on the couch, motionless. “I’m sorry Bella” she whispered to no one in particular.” This is your best chance…….. But I’m afraid it won’t be enough”. Her eyes betrayed her inner turmoil before she became a statue once more.There you have it once more!!!! I hope you liked it. Please review! It’s not that hard to press a button and type one sentence you know! Till next time guys. I’m sorry it’s a bit slow for now, but I promise you that it will improve!!