Edward left Bella... again. Bella moved away and was changed into a vampire. She returns to Forks 70 years later with the rest of her "family", but what if he is there? Disclaimer: I DO NOT OWN TWILIGHT OR NEW MOON THEY BELONG TO STEPHENIE MEYER!!!!!
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4. The Gathering
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Esme ran around the house like a mad woman, constantly cleaning. Bella was coming, and I was excited… and scared, and worried. I needed to talk to her hear her sweet voice chiming through my ears. I missed her warmth, and her heartbeat, and her blush. And although, even if she ever found it in her heart to forgive me, I would never get to see that again, but now she held even more appeal to me. Because I knew now, that I could hold her with out hurting her, kiss her with out holding back, make love to her, and spend the rest of eternity with her by my side. She may be a demon, but she will always be my angel. I now finally understood what she meant when she said I was her angel, I just couldn’t see myself clearly. I would have her to hold again. I cherish and love forever. No matter what, I would do whatever it took to win back her heart. I loved her madly. And I didn’t even want to think about what would happen if she didn’t take me back. What I didn’t know was that both of us were going to encounter a whole hell of a lot of hurt these upcoming months, but she still loved me. Alice and Jasper had confirmed it. Behind all that hate, there was a love burning just as strong and possibly stronger than it had 70 years ago, and I felt exactly the same.
I took a deep breath and raised my hand to know on the white door, but before my hand could make contact with the wood, it swung open to reveal my mother. My real mother. Of course Renee was my real mother, too, but after I was changed we had a big fight, and she told me that I was to move out and never speak to her again. I did, as a last grant I could make for her. I disowned her as my mother that night, and hadn’t even attended her funeral.
There she stood caramel curls, flying back with the air that rushed at her from the speed of opening the door. Soft face and big eyes staring into mine. Both Esme and I knew we didn’t need to say anything, but she leaned forward gently and placed a light kiss on my lips and then my cheek. The kiss was by no means romantic, or sensual. It was the kind of kiss a mother and three year old daughter shared. It was her telling me that I was still her daughter no matter what would happen this upcoming after noon. And I found myself in her arm a moment later. She had not come to me, but I had rushed into her. I squeezed her tightly.
“I missed you… mom,” I whispered into her curls. The last word sounded almost like a question, and I knew that I meant it the moment I said it. When she pulled back and looked at me, her lip was quivering slightly, and her eyes were glassy.
“ I missed you too, sweetheart,” she said.
The moment we let go of one another I was thrown to the ground with a thud that sounded like thunder, and another rock hard body slammed into mine. Alice buried her nose into my throat, and wrapped her tiny arms tightly around my waist sobbing… hard. “I’m sorry! I’m sooooo sorry!… I didn’t mean…. I didn’t want to…. He made us!... I need you Bella… You’re my best friend…. I’m sorry!” Alice babbled on to fast for me to possibly get a word in, so I just pulled her into my lap and rocked her back and forth stroking her hair, waiting patiently for her to finish. “I love you Bella… Please don’t go… don’t be mad… you are my sister… you are my sister… and I love you… I really do… please don’t go!!” After saying that she had finally called down enough to give me a few words.
“Alice, honey, shhh,” I said trying to get her as calm as possible “I’m not leaving… at least not yet, and if I do I will be back…unlike some people” I added that last part under my breath, and I took a moment to stare at Edward. He was looking away his face set in a grimace of pain. Probably from having to be in the same room as me.
“ Look at me,” I said, pulling her chin up to look into her eyes. “Alice I love you, too. You have always been my best friend and sister too, as well as Rosalie. I need for you to understand something… what I said earlier this afternoon… I didn’t mean it… I promise,” I tacked that onto the end when I saw her skeptical face. “Really… you see that is my power. You’ll have noticed my eyes I presume?” I asked smirking. She gently nodded her head, still sniffing. “Well I have a right strong temper now… my theory is that it was brought over from my none angry personality when I was human. All that pent up anger needed a way out, and it comes out in my power,” I finished lamely. She buried her head back into my neck and tightened her arms even tighter around my waist. We just held each other like that for a moment. Finally I stood up and carried her over to Jasper and set her in his lap, however before I could pull away he wrapped his arms around me and planted a kiss on my cheek squeezing me tightly.
“I’m sorry,” He whispered into my ear. I felt a rush of calm flow through me, and automatically smiled.
“You have nothing to be sorry for,” I reassured him.
“Oh, but I do… I didn’t try to stop him. I would have saved everyone a whole lot of heartache if I had,” He finished his voice full with remorse.
“Well in that case, you are forgiven,” I pulled back smiling at him. He still seemed a little down so I winked at him. His answering smile was so bright I almost pulled out my sunglasses.
I moved away from Jasper and Alice, and walked over to Rosalie and Emmett, completely brushing by Edward without a glace. Rosalie looked up at me (for she was sitting down), and I knew that if she could cry there would have been puddles everywhere. I sat down on her lap and curled into a ball, my arms tightly around her waist squeezing.
“I missed you”
“I missed you, too” She whispered back to me her breath stirring my hair. “I love you, sis” With those words I broke. All the words of hatred for me that she had ever shared to me, held no consequence for me right now. For that was the first time she had ever just outright said it. Bloody tears ran down my face. (A/N: Bella’s eyes ONLY turn red when she is angry. Not when she cries. So sometimes when she cries… if it is out of sadness, tears just leak from her eyes, so basically. Anger=red eyes. Crying=no red eyes, just bloody tears. Yay!)
“Hey, why aren’t your eyes red?” Emmett asked stupidly. I grinned at him through my tears.
“They only turn red like you saw this afternoon when I am angry,” I explained, still clinging to Rosalie, although I think she didn’t mind.
Emmett was shocked when it came to his turn, for me to really say hello. Jumping on him, I planted my mouth right over his. Both Edward and Rosalie growled deep in their chests. I pulled away and glanced at Rosalie, completely ignoring Edward.
“ Sorry Rose… but I couldn’t help my self,” I said grinning sheepishly. “Oh I don’t care that you kissed him,” she pouted crossing her arms over her chest. “But I want my kiss,”
I smiled at her and leaned over lightly brushing my lips against hers. I pulled away. “Better?” I smirked. “Much!” she answered enthusiastically. Just then Carlisle entered the room. I flew into his arms, and I could tell from the way he carried himself. I squeezed tighter, and I felt his arms encircle my waist as he held me close.
“Miss you dad”
“Missed you, too, girlie”
I smiled at that. He used to call me that all the time, during Edward and mine’s engagement.
After all introductions were made, my family and I sat across from Carlisle and the rest of the Cullen clan.
“So… Bells, what have you been up to for the last… what is it... 70 years?”
“Nothing much Em. I was changed about a year after you guys mysteriously disappeared again,” I paused for a moment to glance at them. Everyone, even Carlisle had their heads bowed, and were staring at their hands, I couldn’t help but to chuckle… they should feel guilty.” Anyway, I was trying to decide if I should go and try to find you. I’m sure I could. But then I got to thinking that you must have left for a reason, so I left it alone. Then about 23 years later I found these goofballs,” John growled at that, but all I had to do was shoot him a look, and he quickly shut up. Alice, Emmett, and Rosalie snickered at that. “ dying” I continued like nothing had happened. “in a hospital in Maine where I was staying, from a horrible bus incident, and so I changed them, because I was getting lonely. And since then we have been randomly running around trying to find a stable place to stay, when we finally decided to come back to Forks. You were the last people I expected to find here.” I laughed a bit at the fact that this was the first time I had realized this. “I kind of hoped though I guess,” I said as an after thought.
“Guys I really am sorry for the way I acted earlier… it was stupid and childish, and I don’t want you to stay away I was just… shocked.” I finished carefully.
Alice was in my arms again squeezing. Thank god I was a vampire, if not I would have been dead. “Its okay Bella…its okay…. We forgive you… we love you,” everyone nodded their heads in agreement.
Carlisle turned to John and started a conversation and soon everyone got into it. I was feeling rather overwhelmed and excused myself to walk outside. Alice gripped my fingers and wouldn’t let go, so I took her with me.
Walking through the forest, talking and catching up, we were so absorbed that we didn’t hear footsteps behind up.
Both Alice and I growled.
Standing behind us was my man, my love, my heart. GOD how I hate him!!
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