She crashed Life with a Broken Heart
Rated for a death. Charlie's death spins Bella out of control. She leaves everything behind.. but sometimes it's just not enough. "Sometimes a wolf runs and hides." R&R. The end will make you grip your seat in anticipation.
Oh! Before I forget... There’s this song that helped me with this fic… listen to it while you read, it’s so sad. You can let go – Crystal Shawanda
6. Chapter 6
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Bella opened her eyes a couple hours later and had to adjust her vision to the bright light over head. She didn't know if she hissed or what, but after a second, suddenly the lights dimed down. She turned her head and took in her visitor. Apparently she was still alone with him. She could still recollect what had happened the last time she was awake, but most of it was blurred. She looked away from his searching eyes and stared at the ceiling. Her wrist, from the IV, was itchy and she absently scracted at the skin around it.
"I haven't yet decided which hospital stay was worse." Edward murmured lightly a few moments later. "This one, or back in Phoenix." Bella took in a slow breath, her thoughts were jumbled with anxious memories.
"Phoenix..." She finally whispered.
"Yes. It's a city where you grew up." Edward said. Bella turned her gaze on him and then looked away.
"I was answering your statement." She said, her voice sounding slightly annoyed.
Edward and Bella were silent for a long moment, and then Bella started to push herself up into a sitting postion. She leaned her head back against the wall and brought her hand to her head. She wiped at the sweat on her hairline, and cringed when he fingers brushed the soft spot.
"I think my head hit the stearing wheel." She whispered, almost inaudible. A weak smile crossed her face, vanishing just as fast, as she glanced at Edward again. He pulled the chair closer and leaned his arm on the bed, cupping his chin. Bella didn't look at him, but she felt suddenly uncomfortable. She sighed and then looked into his peircing gaze. She tilted her head and slid down and closer to him. Edward moved his hand and skimmed his fingers along her cheekbone. Bella closed her eyes, her heartbeat could not be heard like it used to.
"Bella..." Edward placed his lips on her temple. There was a cough from the doorway. Bella pulled away, but Edward kept a firm grip on her hand. They looked up at their visitor, but of course Edward already knew who it was. Matt.
"Hey." Matt shifted on his feet. Bella heard Edward's growl, but Matt didn't. Or he didn't let on that he did.
"Hi... Matt." Bella murmured, not smiling. Matt walked to the end of the hospital bed and placed his hand on her foot. Bella pulled away.
"You going to introduce me to your friend?" Matt eyed their enclosed hands and then dropped his gaze on Edward. Edward smirked, and then his face turned into a full out smile.
"I'd rather not be aquainted with you, if that's alright?" Edward said, his face turning into one of anger.
"Fine." Matt raised his eyebrows. "At least let go of my girlfriends hand."
At this, Bella laughed. Four eyes turned to her. "It's funny." Bella murmured, sitting up again. She clutched at her ribs. The seatbelt must've dug into her at one point. She still held Edward's hand tightly. Edward held her cheek.
"You're alright?" He whispered. Bella nodded, cringing.
"Let go of my girlfriend, Jackass." Matt's voice grew angrier as he spoke.
"I'm not your girl." Bella murmured. Matt huffed. "I may be on my deathbed, but it doesn't mean I've not been told what you did, I remember." She whispered.
"Bella, it's not what you think. Me and --"
"I don't want to hear it. I'd like you to leave, please." She looked away and leaned her head on Edward's shoulder. Her head suddenly hurt like needles entering her skin. Edward wrapped his cold arms around her and she crawled into his grasp. He pushed back her hair.
"I'm sorry, Bella. I'm sorry. I thought. I only left because --"
Bella kissed the skin between his lips and nose. "I know. You lied. You idiot." She smiled.
"And you weren't cheating on me this whole time?" Matt asked, breaking their moment. They didn't let go of each other.
"Just leave." Edward growled at him.
"No. Not until--" Matt began.
"THEY SAID GET. OUT. " Jacob said from the door. Matt turned and saw him. Jacob had his arms crossed and an angry glare on his face. "Or I swear I will kill you."
Jacob had to force himself to take calming breathes. This wasn't the time to start wolfing out on everyone, although he probably wouldn't mind getting his jaws around the neck of this ass in front of him. He wanted to bad to hurt this beach boy, but he knew it was probably a bad idea.
He'd have some major indigestion.
Slowly, Matt's face turned into an angry grimace and he stalked past Jacob and into the hallway. Jacob didn't even glance towards him, but his face turned into his usual goofy grin once his shadow had left the room. Bella couldn't help but smile back and reach out her hand. Edward kissed her lightly on the forehead and she closed her eyes patiently. She could tell that Edward wanted her alone right now. And to be truthful, she was kind of scared of would happen if they were alone. Taking a step back, Edward crossed his arms and waited. Jacob took two long strides forward and enveloped Bella in his long arms. As if Jasper was standing right there, all the anxiety within her abruptly disappeared. She let out a calm breath. Jacob was gentle not to hurt her. When he pulled back, he lightly ruffled her hair.
"You're gonna need a shower soon." He said with a smirk. Bella rolled her eyes and then frowned.
"Haven't seen you in a while, Jake. I was starting to wonder if everyone in Forks had forgotten about me." Bella coughed, leaning back into her bed. She clutched her ribs.
"Not all of us." Jacob whispered, glancing towards Edward. Bella couldn't look. She bit her lip and just sniffed.
"I wished you would have come and seen me." She whispered.
"You could have come back too." Jacob said just as quietly. Bella looked him straight in the eyes.
"No I couldn't have, Jacob." She murmured, looking away and starting to grip and ungrip her hold on the edge of the hospital blanket. She became only aware of the beeping noises around her.
"I did come." Jacob said a minute later. "But then I... saw how happy you looked and I didn't want to taint you, I guess." Bella didn't look at him or Edward. She couldnt. She closed her eyes tightly.
"Oh, Jake." A tear tried to fall from her eyes and she wiped it away with the back of her fingers. She sniffed again. "Only on the outside, Jake. Only on the outside." Bella cringed again and turned away from him, her eyes closed tightly. She willed the pain to disappear. She sucked in a long breath.
"She needs to rest." A nurse came in and looked at both Edward and Jacob. "I will get you some more pain killers." She murmured and left the room. Bella sighed and turned to lay on her back, keeping her eyes closed.
"I will talk to you later, Bells." Jacob whispered, squeezing her hand.
"Hmm. Promise." She whispered back.
"I do." Bella could almost hear him leave, but she did not open her eyes to find out. It was quiet to a short moment until the nurse came in. Edward stayed back until the nurse had added the pain killers to Bellas IV, and left. He was at her side in an instant, holding her hand. Bella could feel herself being pulled under into unconsciousness. She opened her eyes and took in her angel. He rubbed her cheek.
"Oh, Bella. I have missed you so much." He murmured into the palm of her hand. She did not say anything, but just watched him as he kissed her tenderly and then she had to close her eyes again.
"I want you here when I wake up."
"I will be. I am not leaving you. Never again. Promise." Edward smiled. Bella could not say anything, but she would. Later. After she slept. After she saw her mom again. After she once again was struck with the pain of the loss of her father. After.
Right before she fell asleep again, Bella felt Edwards lips as they grazed against hers. "My love." he whispered. And then she was gone.