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A Shadow of the Midnight Sun

Summary:
My take on Midnight Sun after reading Stephenie's first chapter...begining with the return from Alaska Chapter 15 posted!---- NEXT CHAPTER...PORT ANGELAS ---- Just a note: This story is getting increasingly difficult, but I will try to update regularly...Edward is just so complicated!


Notes:
Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me in any way, shape or form. They are Stephenie Meyer’s fantastic creations and I am only writing this for entertainment purposes, my own and yours if someone else is reading this. In addition, if there is any dialogue Bella is in earshot of, or involved in, it is all Mrs. Meyer’s genius and some of the internal dialogue may be taken from words that Edward will later say or paraphrase to Bella or another character.


4. Perspective

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I had not been to Spanish in a week, but one more day would not change anything, I knew the material, I could speak Spanish more fluently than most native speakers anyway. As far as my grade, for appearances, I know Mrs. Goff would let me make up anything I might have missed, she always had. Besides, I needed to think. I would sit in the car and wait for the hour for my siblings to be finished with their performances for the day.

No surprise, Alice was waiting for me at the car; I saw her small form leaning against the Volvo with an amused look on her face.

You made it! No harm done, though I thought your head would explode when you tried to read her thoughts. She was poking fun at me. I wouldn’t take the bait. I wasn’t ready to talk about it; there was a lot to work out.

Are we hunting again tonight? Alice and I had been going out every night with various other family members so that I could be sure the same thing that happened the first day with Bella never happened again. Tonight, I thought, I needed something else. I had not given any details to my brothers about how irresistible Bella had been to me; maybe it was time I talked to them, brother to brother. The new feelings that stirred today were something beyond what I was willing to confide to my father, Carlisle, just yet. If I asked too many questions he would see through them. Emmett and Jasper would not be so perceptive.

“If you wouldn’t mind, I would like to see if Emmett and Jasper would come out tonight.” I watched her reaction carefully, I didn’t want to offend her, she had been so understanding thus far. She smiled.

“No problem, I will tell Jas.” She answered out loud this time. Adding, I’ll make sure Emmett doesn’t argue. I smiled in thanks.

You want me to stay with you? I don’t mind missing English. She had a tone that told me she would rather be in class with Jasper, but she was willing to stay if I wanted her to. I didn’t, I wanted to be alone with my thoughts. I just shook my head and waved her off. See you in an hour little brother, and stop worrying, it will be great she sang. She could be so strange I thought as she skipped off.

It wasn’t like it was that first day I wanted to be alone after Biology. I was not upset, just deep in thought on the previous hour. There was so much that happened. I wanted to think back on it, gain some prospective.

Bella Swan. Her name, simple and somewhat unimaginative, but the thought of it made my mind whirl. The memory of her enticing scent, her deep brown eyes, the silence behind the eyes…and something else. I had not been able pin point it during the conversation, but it was the expressions that had kept me asking questions. Innocent, shy, truthful, and embarrassed; her face said so much as she spoke. She was real, unlike so many of her classmates. Beautiful I thought.

I chuckled at this thought. So ordinary in her beauty, but I couldn’t deny that I found her extraordinary. This was new. And so what if I found her beautiful, I found her appetizing as well, that was above all else. It did not change anything. It would be better if she were gone. These feeling would be gone, the danger would be gone. If I killed her, it would be over. I shook these thoughts from my head.

I listened to the CD, something new, I wasn’t sure I liked it yet. It was distracting for a time, listening for the complex melodies I always hope for, that never came. Music was so unsophisticated these days, though this one wasn’t bad, just simplistic. My mind slowed down as it moved away from Bella. All seemed normal again as it had since I returned – until an hour ago.

I resolved that I liked normal, no more confusion, no more Bella. I liked the finality of my decision, I liked that it was something I could do. If she spoke in class I would respond as cordially as I could and go about my day, we would be lab partners for one hours a day, five days a week. She was nothing more.

The last bell rang, I moved from my car to avoid any suspicion of skipping class, not that it mattered. We had to keep up appearances anyway. As I leaned against my car I saw her walking toward her truck. I tried not to stare but it was more than I could manage. I tried to read her thoughts as she walked through the parking lot, still to no avail. She got into her old red truck and began to check that it was clear to back out. She suddenly looked in my direction, immediately noticing my intense stare. It happened quickly; she hit the gas pedal hard almost creaming the little car behind her. I couldn’t help but laugh as she corrected and sped away. I could see the red rushed to her cheeks as she passed.

I may not have to worry about killing her; she may take care of it herself!