Your Guardian Angel
AU: I vowed from that day forward that I would be Isabella’s shelter from the storm and that I would protect her." Edward becomes Bella's guardian angel.
1. Chapter 1
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I watched her very closely from the day she was seven. I remember the day I found her.
I was waiting in the park for the "appropriate" prey and her scent hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks.
I raced to the scent and found a small inncoent child with a scraped knee.
I didn’t realize how much of a demon I really was until I felt the unbearable burn in the back of my throat and the savage need to steal the life away from a seven-year-old girl.
I was so close to killing her when I heard a woman’s frantic thoughts "Oh my God where could Isabella be? Mike Newton pointed this way! God if you lead me to her and she's okay I will go to church every Sunday and never doubt you again."
“ Isabella Marie Swan! What are you doing out here, in the middle of woods?! If I wouldn’t have seen Mike Newton, I wouldn’t have known where you were! Thank you Jesus! I already lost Charlie I can’t lose my Bella, too.”
I deduced that this was her mother; the mother then took little Isabella in her arms and hugged her fiercely.
As she hugged her daughter I noticed how fragile Isabella was, how she looked as if one gust of wind would carry her away.
The child’s blood called to me like no other but at the same time I felt an inexplicable need to protect her. To shelter her from this vicious world.
“ Aw Mom I just wanted to come out here and play and it wasn’t even dark when I got here. The sun was still up!”
“I wish I could make Isabella understand how much I need her she’s the only thing I have left in this world. I don’t care! You are not to come out here by yourself ever again! Do you understand me? Bella scraped her knee but thank God that’s it things could’ve been so much worse.”
I had never seen such a fierce protectiveness, especially from a human.
“Yes Mom I understand. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to scare you. I thought that since Dad used to come out here I might be able to talk to him...somehow.”
Her mother didn’t say anything but her thoughts were...painful.
“How do I tell her that she’ll never be able to talk to him again. God why me? Why me?” Images of a man going into cardiac arrest was floating through her mind.
I assumed that this was Isabella’s father. She looked nothing like him.
She looked like her mother but more genteel somehow.
Isabella’s doe brown eyes shown such repentance. As the mother turned to leave, she grabbed Isabella’s hand.
“I can’t let her out of my sight.” Isabella turned around to pick up her little teddy bear and as she looked up her eyes locked with mine.
She had the most expressive, intelligent brown eyes I had ever seen in a seven-year-old.
It suddenly registered with me that I couldn’t read her thoughts. I tried desperately to know what she was thinking but nothing came.
I knew she wasn’t mentally hindered her eyes were too wise and mature.
“ Bella what are you staring at? Bella has always been an observant little thing. What if she sees someone?” Her mother’s voice had effectively taken me out of my trance.
“ Is anyone out there Bella?” Her mother sounded worried and scared but she tried to hide it.
“Yes Mom look there was a man with red eyes!” Isabella was jumping and pointing.
I ran away before her mother could see me.Once I was a safe distance from them I reflected and admired at my self-restraint.
I also thought back to little Isabella when I was looking into her eyes they had shown no fear only inquisitiveness and sorrow.
I wanted so badly to protect this unknown child from this treacherous world. But her blood was my siren call.
As Aro would call her “La tua cantante.” I vowed from that day forward that I would be Isabella’s shelter from the storm and that I would protect her.
I have kept that vow for the last ten years and nothing could stop me from keeping it till the day she passed into the other world that was forever barred to me.