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'Lullaby'

Summary:
Edward watches Bella sleep [songfic]


Notes:


1. Lullaby

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I lay beside Bella in bed. Watching her sleep was one of my favourite ways to pass the time. She rolled over to face me and, almost as if she knew I would be there, reached out with her hand to hold mine. Softly, she whispered my name and then laughed lightly. It was enough to send shivers down my spine and I reached out to stroke her cheek gently, careful as always not to wake her.

They didn't have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade

“I love you Bella”, I whispered, “I will always love you”. Sleeping Bella smiled and snuggled closer to me. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her even closer.


How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

With my arms still holding her close, I rested my cheek on her head of chocolate-brown hair. I always had liked brunettes. Her warm breath blew across my collar bone and sent that familiar ripple down my spine.


I slip in bed when you're asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there'll be so much to do
So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

“Edward”, she breathed, “I love you”. I would have kissed her then and there, but I knew better than that, she needed sleep.

I sighed, causing her hair to ruffle slightly, if only I could have dreamt, I would have seen Bella every night in my mind. I’d settle for this though, to be with her when she slept and dreamt, knowing that I was with her – wherever she was.


How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

My precious Bella, I thought, I will always be here for you. Even if you go down a separate path, I’ll be waiting in the wings.


As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you're miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

I’ll always be with you, no matter where I may be, or where you may be. Comforted by this thought, I kissed Bella lightly on her forehead and pulled the blankets back up from where they had slipped down to her waist.


How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

Forever.


How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up
Is forever enough
Cause I'm never, never giving you up

Every single day of forever…