What We Become
All human. Edward, the ghost of the school, has seen her from afar, but has never approached her. He and Bella have come to an unspoken agreement:don't talk to me and I won't talk to you.Hate is always the feelings that arise. With one night together, Bella becomes pregnant. What will happen? Will they find away to love one another? There's always a sneak peek at my next chapter on my site.
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22. Chapter 22
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I pressed my palm up against the glass. It was almost time. It had been over a months that my babies had been away from me, just out of reach, but unable to truly hold them. Now, thanks to the science of the 21st century, they were healthy enough to be taken into the world. The only thing I could hope now was that this world wouldn't be cruel to them. That they would find their place, be with each other, and to never take advantage of all they have. I could only hope that as they years go by, that I will have the courage to teach them right from wrong, but hope also that they have minds and dreams of their own..
I smile lightly. "How are you, Charlie?" I ask. I wait as he takes in a deep breath. He tries to smile, but it doesn't reach his cheeks.
"I thought I told you, Edward." Charlie says, shaking his head. He looks around the room and then frowns.
"You've told me many things of late, sir." I smile.
"I have. And have you listened to anything I said?" He shifts from foot to foot. I don't know why I notice these small things.
"What did I do this time?" I wink. He can't help but smile.
"Tell me a secret, Edward." He says.
"You're the reason my grandchildren are away from me, so I'd like you to tell me a secret so I won't hate you anymore." His smile fades. I take in a deep breath, look away for a moment. The sun is beginning to set out the small empty window. I bite my lip at the memories that come rushing in. Memories of my Bella. I look back at Charlie. I scratch my ear.
"I am not taking them away from you, you know that." I said.
"Really? Because it looks like that's what your doing." Charlie raises his eyebrows, licks his lips, and turns away. "Since you entered into my life, things have not been the same. You've ruined everything. Every dream I had for Bella." His voice breaks at the end.
"Could that not have been your fault?" I set my jaw. I add after seeing the anger cross his face. "Sir."
"Watch that mouth of yours, kid." Charlie growled. I shook my head and let a burst of air slide between my teeth. I push back my hair.
"What have you done to make her life better? Huh? After your wife died, you became a ghost to her. She didn't even know if you loved her anymore. Maybe your love had died when her mother did. Don't look at me like that." I take a step forward. " You were never home. You were out drinking with your buddies, the same ones who looked at her, made her uncomfortable. You didn't change for her. You kept all your feelings inside, and now its too late." I stopped, my face contorted and angry at him, at this world. Charlie tilted his head up, appraising me. And then after a moment of sudden realization, his face lowered-- full of shadows. Of his past and his guilts.
"You're more perceptive then I give you credit for." Charlie murmured after a moment. "I am horrible."
"It's not too late. You can teach my children the good that's in you." I whisper.
"Not if you take them away from me."
"I'm not taking them away from you, you're just not following us anymore." My voice is tempid. Charlie cringes slightly.
"I'm not the grandfather these children need."
"It's not who we are, Charlie. It's what we become." I smile slightly, but it vanishes. "Come with us."
.. Alice POV
"It's strange isn't it?" I murmur lightly as we walk down the halls of the empty school.
"What is?" Jasper asks from beside me. I squeeze his fingers and tilt my head in the direction ahead of us.
"How much time can pass without a person barely noticing it. God, it feels like yesterday when the year just started." I stopped and twirled into his chest, giggling. Jasper smiled down at me. I stared into his eyes. "And now its almost all over."
"It's a good thing. This school gives me the creeps." Jasper shuddered, clearly exaggerating. I smiled wickedly.
"Now we can do whatever we want, because we're free. FREE!" I scream down the empty hall, laughing like mad. Sugar rushes can do that to people. Jasper turns me towards him, picks me up and presses me up against the wall.
"Whatever we want?" He whispers into my ear, trailing his hand down my side. He presses his face into my neck.
"Uh huh. " I say, trying to act clearly unaffected by his touch. "We can go swimming in the ocean, though we may freeze. But who cares? Because we are free.!"I let my head drop back against the wall. as his hands slide up my back. "Or we could try driving to Los Angeles. I bet I could get there in a night. What do you think?" Jasper pulled back and looked at me, his eyes clouded over.
"I really think you should stop talking.." He growled.
"Do you really think that? Or are you just against going to Los Angeles? Because we could always go to Seattle instead. We could try to hunt down Frasier and like ask him stupid questions that make his head go all awry." I open my eyes. " That doesn't make any sense, does it?" I wondered. " But, you know--"
"Shut up." Jasper whispered darkly.
"You don't like Seattle?" I gasped.
"I'll go wherever you lead me." Jasper murmured. "But for now, let's just be in the now." And then his lips were on mine, and I was smiling madly.
This was love.
I held both of them close to me. They were so small, so fragile. Yet so devestatingly beautiful. Their eyes, the same colour as Bellas only darker and on the verge of black. This was comforting. Both their hair was black, but I knew that would change over time. Henry had his eyes closed, but little Annie was looking up at me expectantly, her fingers raised towards me. I lowered my face to her, and she lightly tapped my nose, my cheeks. I kissed her little fist, smiling more than I had ever before.
I always expected Henry to be the spoiled one, but now I change my mind. Its Annie whose going to have it made. I heard a voice whisper.
You think so.I murmured gently. I turned around and looked my Bella in the eye. She was still pale, and quite thin, but she was beautiful. She slowly, painfully, walked towards me. She wasnt allowed to hold the babies yet, she didnt have the strength, but she placed her hand on Henrys head, smiling.
He looks like you.She whispered. I smiled.
Hes going to have it rough then.She laughed, cringing at the effort. I leaned down and kissed her lightly on the lips. I love you.
You better. I came back from the dead for you.
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