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.
2. Chapter 2
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“Bella” I whispered softly.
“Oh Edward! You scared the crap out of me! Did you go hunting?” It still amazed me that she could so casually inquire about the murder of humans but I didn’t really count them as humans and neither did she. Ever since I had begun protecting her, I had balanced my “meals” between humans and big game animals this week it was mountain lions, next week the Port Angeles group that had been stalking young women.
Bella looked so exquisite now. She was seventeen and her beauty had only grown in the passing years.
“Edward I have something to tell you.”
Her tone made me instantly cautious.
“What is it Bella?” She sounded worried. She had nothing to fear from me. Unless she finally came to her God given senses and wanted me to leave her alone. Her silence was making me aggravated and fearful. I didn’t want to leave her.
“Do you want me to leave?” I inquired. Make no mistake I had fallen in love with her. I remember the exact day too but that is another story for another time. I would do anything she asked of me, I was in the servitude of this earth angel and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“No Edward! I would never want that! I lo- You’re my best friend! Besides who knows how long I would last with out you.” She laughed jokingly. However I was mentally calculating how long she really could last without being hit by a vehicle or something to that effect.
“Sometimes Edward you can be such a pessimist.” She laughed again and it was such a melodious sound. She truly had no idea how lovely, beautiful, and amazing she was. I inwardly breathed a sigh of relief. I didn’t know how long I could “live” without her. “What did you need to tell me, Bella?” I was growing impatient.
“There are vampires going to the high school.” She said the words in a rush and if I didn’t have vampire hearing I would’ve had no earthly idea what she said. The monster in me roared in fury. What if they hurt my Bella. I couldn’t allow her to go to school. It was too dangerous. These vampires couldn’t be trusted.
I thought I smelled them, actually I knew I could smell the blasted intruders. I knew that they were close but not close enough for me to be apprehensive. “How many?” I asked in a flat, icy tone.
I would kill every single one of them if they so much as glanced at my Bella. “Edward I don’t think you need to worry. They’re animal drinkers, they have golden eyes.” It still didn’t change the fact that they were too close for comfort.
“You didn’t answer my question Isabella. How many are there?” She sighed and stepped towards me and took my pale, icy hand in her own delicate, warm one.
“Edward.” I relished in the way my name sounded on her full pink lips. The voice of an archangel.
“Isabella you are trying to distract me. How many?” I was not to be deterred. She still held my hand and looked up through her lashes with her beautiful, soulful chocolate eyes measuring my reaction.
“There are four at school and then there are their adoptive parents.” Six, six vampires, that kind of number is almost unheard of. I almost lost it till I remembered something. “You said they are animal drinkers?”
“Yes.” She looked very apprehensive.
“Do you know their name?” I had heard of a vampire, Carlisle Cullen. He had a coven consisting of only animal drinkers. Could this possibly be his coven?
“The Cullens. Edward, you aren’t going to do anything rash are you? You’re my best friend and I couldn’t bear to lose you or see you get hurt!” She took both my hands in hers while she said this and her doe eyes held my demon eyes captive. I wanted so badly to hold her in a lover’s embrace, but I was just her best friend and nothing more.
“No Bella, I remember hearing of the Cullen coven in Italy. I plan on visiting him.” She still looked apprehensive and she squeezed my hands tighter.
“I promise I only plan to talk to him.” She breathed a sigh of relief.
“Edward please be civil. I know you have a bit of a temper.” I rolled my eyes only she would be worried about me minding my manners. “I promise to be nothing but the perfect gentlemen.” She smiled a glorious angel’s smile and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I froze.
The smell of her blood made the back of my throat burn and venom pooled in my mouth. Dammit! Bella took a step back realizing her mistake. I never hated myself more than in that moment. I realized I would never be able to have a lover’s embrace with her even if she did feel the same way.
“Oh Edward I wasn’t thinking! I’m so sorry. Please forgive me!” Forgive her? Was she serious? If anything I should be begging for forgiveness. I had to turn away for a moment to clear my head of her intoxicating scent and then I turned to face my Bella .
“Bella you have nothing to apologize for. You did nothing wrong. I should be apologizing to you for letting the demon in me take control.” She looked like she was going to argue so I cut her off.
“Tomorrow you and I are going to go pay a visit to the Cullen coven.” She smiled again. “Now get going before your mother sends out a search party after you.”
Yes, sir.” She replied teasingly. I could feel that idiotic crooked smile on my face as I grinned at her. I heard her heart stop for a short second before picking up pace.
As I ran I swore I heard her say “Goodnight Edward. I love you.” The voice of an archangel sweet in my ear.