A Haunting Past
So Edward left Bella, and Victoria got to her first. Years later, they meet again, only the Cullens don't know it's Bella as she is going by the name "Princess" and Bella hates Edward. What will happen? I don't know! Read for yourself! Okay, I have 1 review for every 51.967741935483870967741935483871 reads. Aka: 1 review for every 52 reads. That is actuallly kind of depressing. I mean, is the story that horrid? Are all of you nice reviewers lying to me? Or do you just not want to take 5 seconds to tell me about my story. For serious, I don't care if you write a review telling me what colour socks you are wearing or what flavour cookie you are eating. Or if you perfer tacos to lemon squares. I just want reviews. Okay, we all know I'm bad with the updating. You want to know how bad? I have NO idea whats going on in my story right now. I know, that's sad. But all of my current efforts to re-focus go out to the peeps who are tryin to get me re-motivated. Thanks guys! I love you!I <3 My READERS!!!!!
So what happens when Bella meets Edward again and after 105 years, all her sadness has had time to boil and turn into anger? I guess we'll find out! Okay, beloved readers and reviewers, this is what is called a FANfiction. Obviousally, besides the fact that I can't spell, that means that I am not the super amazing-a-licious, fantabulous, Stephenie Meyer. That means that I don't own Twilight or any Twilight related stuffs...sadly....I wish I owned Edward! Who doesn't? (Besides Team Jacob scum!!!!!)
15. Chapter 15
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Bella’s point of view:
I would have to ask Alice, but I think that I might tell Edward the truth soon, and see how well he fares with that. Maybe not. Did I even love him? Did he even love me? We walked in the living room, and Alice was there, checking and rechecking everything for the wedding.
“Hello, dearest brother of mine. What brings you here this fine afternoon?”
“Evening, actually, and after you kicked me out of the house, I went to the meadow, as directed, and ran into, surprise, surprise, Edward. So, he is here, invited by me, to meet everybody, when they don’t hate him.”
“Everybody hated me? Wow, I’ll never be so mean in my life again.” He said.
“Sorry about them hating you, I kind of told them to...” Just then, Dylan, Aiden, and Angel come down. Dylan froze me in ice, while Angel held me around the waist, so I couldn’t move if I broke out of the ice, which would be easy.
“Okay, I’m not going to break the ice, because I don’t want to pick it up later, but why did you guys just attack me?”
“We are asking the questions here. Now, tell us your name.” Aiden said.
“Well, everybody calls me ‘Princess’, so that’s my name, I guess.”
“Exactly! You guess! So, where did you put Princess?” Angel asked.
“Okay, I didn’t think vampires could go blind. Angel, I am right here.”
“No. Where did you put her? You are not her! Damn you! You little liar! Tell us where she is, or we will kill you!” said Angel.
“Hey, guys. I can’t control her mind. I think that she has been possessed! How do we get demons out?” asked Aiden.
“Aiden! You freak! It’s me! I am Princess! I haven’t been possessed!”
“Yeah, that is what you would say!”
“Fine, ask me anything that only Princess would know.”
“Well, it all depends on what type of demon it is. I don’t know, maybe fire, like in that Indiana Jones movie?” said Dylan.
“God, Dylan, what is it with you and your really old movies?” I asked.
“What is it with you and stealing my best friend?” asked Angel.
“Really? I’m your best friend? I figured that one of the guys would be your best friend! Angel, I am flattered!”
“I am not your best friend! I am Princess’ best friend! Where did you put her?!”
“Oh my God! Look I knew that you had thick skulls, but I never realized just how thick they are!”
“Shut up, you little demon! Just tell us how to get rid of you!” Aiden said.
“There is no demon in me! God! Fine. Ask me any question!”
“Fine, little demon. We’ll play your game. What is Princess’ favorite movie?” Dylan asked.
“I don’t have a favorite. Besides, I don’t really watch movies. I prefer to read. I love the classics, however. Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, my entire Jane Austen collection…”
“Hmmm, just what I would have expected Princess to answer.” Dylan said.
“Wait! If this demon is in her, wouldn’t it be able to access her thoughts, too?” Aiden asked.
“You’re right! So questions won’t work! Then how do we find out how to get the demon out?” Dylan said.
“Angel, you believe me, right? You believe that I am really me and have not been taken over by some demon, right?”
“No. Princess would have never been friends with Edward Cullen.” He said.
“Did you ever consider that maybe I took your advice?”
“Well, considering Izza is one of the most stubborn people I know….”
“Izza? Where did that come from? Since when was I, Izza?”
“Well, we can’t call you Princess, which is the nickname we had given her, because she has been possessed by you, demon.” Angel retorted.
“Well, why not Izzy, or Iz?”
“Because she offered those to me to call her. But she did not offer Izza, so therefore, you are Izza.”
“Well, I will miss, Princess. I always thought it was so funny how you thought I was a princess, Angel.”
“Well, she had such grace, and beauty, I just figured….That is beside the point!” Angel said, flustered and embarrassed.
“Angel, it is me. I decided that I needed to take your advice, especially after I got yelled at by Alice, who, I am assuming saw all this and will tell you that I haven’t been possessed! I swear to God, I am going to knock all of you senseless, and I’ll get Kaylee to help. As much as she loves you, Angel, she will still beat you for this.”
“Whoa! What in the hell is going on here?” asked Victoria, coming into the house with Rachel, Esme, Kaylee, and Rosalie.
“This demon has some how gotten into Princess and we can’t figure out how to get it out!” said Aiden.
“Aiden, sweetheart, will you come here?” asked Victoria. He walked over to her only to get smacked in the head. “Of course that is her! She has not been taken over by a demon! Jeez! I really worry about you guys, sometimes! Why do you think she has been taken over by a demon?”
“The guys apparently think that my being friends with Edward makes me a demon somehow.” I told her.
She sighed. “Dylan, melt the ice, Angel, let go of her. Now, if you guys were smart, you would have realized that if Angel would have read her, you would have gotten your answer. Angel?”
“Yeah, I couldn’t feel it through the ice, but it really is her. Sorry, Princess…”
“What? No Izza? Or Izzie, or Iz?”
“No, but I gotta…run!” With that, all of the guys took off running.
“That’s okay, they’ll be back. They have to. They had better be here for the wedding. We’ll get them then, right girls?” asked Rachel.
“Right. I’ll whip them so bad…” said Kaylee.
“Thanks. I really wonder what goes through their heads sometimes…” I said.
“That’s okay. We sent out all the invitations, and we got all of the dresses and shoes sized correctly, now, I was just wondering if you could work your magic on me for the day of?” Rachel asked.
“Sure. I’ll be discrete about it, though. It will hardly be noticeable.”
“Thank you! I can’t tell you how much this means!”
“It’s okay. You are family. This is what family does.”
“I know. But still. I want everything to be perfect.”
“I don’t blame you. You only get true love once. This is what you have. True love.”
“You’re welcome. I’m going upstairs if you need me, I’ll be blasting music that will hopefully convince the guys that I’ve calmed down. I’m really glad I got these contacts. They won’t be able to see the anger in my eyes before I attack!”
“What are we going to do with you?” Alice asked.
“Love me, like your family!” I sang.
“You seem happy!” Edward said, as he followed me into my room.
“I’m always happy before a kill!”
“Well, can I help kill them?”
“No. I’m not really going to kill them, just tear pieces of them to bits. I’ll let Angel fix them later.” I walked over to my stereo and put in Clair de Lune.
“Switched back to classical music?”
“Well, I missed my music. Not to mention, every time I was called, I swear my ears bled from the song I put as my ringtone.”
“What was it?”
“I don’t know. Some rap song. It was killing me.”
“If we are friends, is it at all possible for you to give me my mind reading powers back?”
“Well, I didn’t actually take your powers; I just blocked a lot of people from you. You can still listen in on the latest Forks gossip that Laura Mallory is spreading all over the school.”
“Oh, how interesting! Yes, I would love to hear about the latest break-up between Mitchell Newton and Jennifer Stanley!”
“Sarcasm noted. Your family likes you out of their head. And maybe my family is really a gang of international spies working of the Italian Government. And if you were to find out, we would have to kill you.”
“Well, when we first met, you were ready to kill me, so I guess it doesn’t matter, does it?”
“Yes, it matters; you haven’t found out that we are international assassins from Antarctica.”
“Well, if you really were from Antarctica, I highly doubt you’ll be returning anytime soon.”
“And why is that?”
“Penguins. That’s pretty much it, isn’t it?”
“No, there are places there where there are grizzlies galore; we just have to be sure to not hunt there too often.”
“So, still, you have to hunt penguins sometimes, correct?”
“Yes. They were…gross, actually. So tiny, and the blood got cold too quickly to drink.”
“Well, that settles it; I will never go to Antarctica.” I chuckled at this.
“So, are you done trying to figure out my secret?”
“No, I am going to compose a list, however, of theories. I will test them all.”
“You’ll never guess.”
“Well, I’ll keep trying.”
“Have fun with that. I’ll have fun watching you try to guess.” He was so perfect. My memory of him had most defiantly not served him justice. He was so much more perfect than I remembered. If only I could trust him. I’ll ask Alice, but later, when Edward isn’t around. Oh, just thinking his name made my non-beating heart flutter.
“I don’t see it happening any time soon! It would be wisest, though!” Alice said, from downstairs.
“See what happening?” he asked. His voice was still like velvet…
“Oh, nothing. Just wedding stuff.”
“Hmmm…” He didn’t look convinced.
“Oh, Edward, I forgot to tell you, Tanya is coming down with her coven for the wedding. I thought you should know, so you can take the necessary precautions.” Alice called.
“Necessary precautions?” I asked. I knew very well what Alice was talking about, but still, if he knew that, he would know everything, which would be bad.
“Yes, Tanya has falsely convinced herself that we were destined to be, and that I would be happiest crawling into a bed with her.”
“Ouch. I feel sorry for you. If it makes you feel any better, the only reason they are coming down is because they made friends with Rachel. I really hate Tanya. We didn’t see eye-to-eye on, well, anything. She actually told me that you were her mate from years ago, and that she broke everything of with you when you chose Bella over her.”
“Please tell me you are lying.”
“No. I, of course believed her, until I met you and your family, that is.”
“Well, all the more reason to hide from her. I will attend the wedding, I wouldn’t dream of not attending, but I will make sure to hide from her the whole time.”
“Well, we can assign seats for the ceremony, and for the reception, Rachel and Dylan wouldn’t mind if you were to casually disappear.”
“Well, I wouldn’t do that, either. I would just have to make sure there is somebody else around at all times.” He said.
“I guess we will both be happy when Tanya’s coven is gone.”
“It seems so.”
“Princess, we are so sorry and we will do whatever you ask, if you just please don’t hurt us!” Angel called, running into the house.
“Shhh. I’m not here.” I mouthed to Edward. He nodded. “When, they come in, help me. Hold them for me, so they can’t get away.” I mouthed. He nodded again. I hid behind my bed. Angel, Dylan and Aiden came running in the room, and Edward successfully grabbed Dylan while I tackled Angel and Aiden. When they were down, I threw Dylan on top of them.
“What’s wrong with you?”
“Nothing, oh, except for the fact that my loser brothers put me in ice and held me captive while they tried to get a demon out of me!” I smacked them all again and got another chorus of “Hey!”
“You are free. Go get comforted by your loving wives. Or, in Dylan’s case, fiancée.” Aiden and Dylan left, but Angle remained.
“Hey, give me your hand.”
“Why? Angel, I really am kind of ticked. Unless you want to be decapitated…” I hinted. He knew that I wouldn’t hurt him, so he just grabbed my hand.
“I was right. This will only get you so far. You realize this, right? I am happy you swallowed your pride on this one. You will thank me later, I promise.” He had a big grim on his face.
“Angel, I already thank you. You were only looking out for me through everything. I just…” I was sobbing. He slowly rocked me back and forth on my bed. Edward was kneeling beside the bed. He looked torn and helpless.
“Shhhh. It’ll be okay, I promise.”
“How can you promise that? It’ll never be the same! It isn’t just a matter of trust! There is so much, and you know, I think this is the first time I have ever not wanted to be a vampire! I just want to be able to cry! To let it all out! I want to be able to sleep! To escape to dream land for even a few hours!”
“It’ll be okay. Do you need to go hunting, I have time, I can go with you.” Angel offered.
“No, I just went. Remember? I went with Emmett Cullen.”
“Yes, but sometimes, a giant grizzly will make the pain go away.”
“No. it won’t. It will just push it to the side for a while. That is just like my personal sun. That’s why I was always with him. He kept the shadows of sadness and despair away. But, the second he was out of my sight, those very clouds would return to haunt me. It will never work. You of all people should know that.”
“Yes, but I also know that the heart is the weakest and easiest thing to break. But, it is also healed rather quickly, also.”
“I understand. It is too hard for me. I think I have another solution.”
“Well, if you are numb and broken as a result of this ‘solution’, you know that none of us will go for it. And we will force you to stay. You have to do this. It can’t be done by anyone else. You have to do this yourself.” He continued to hold me until I was so numb, I couldn’t feel anything.
“Angel, I feel sick. Sick as in nauseous.”
“Really? Maybe I should call Carlisle…”
“Yes. Angel and I switched places. I’m sorry, I thought you had noticed. Should I go?”
“No, it’s fine, really. I don’t mind. Where did Angel go?”
“He went downstairs to talk to your family about something…I don’t know. He said it was really important.”
“Yes, that means that it was. In all the years I’ve known Angel, he has never ever lied to anybody except if something was a surprise, or he was trying to protect somebody.”
“Do you still feel sick? Should I get Carlisle over here to look at you?”
“No, I feel okay now, I just feel a little…woozy…that’s all…”
“Are you sure? I mean, I’ve never heard of this before…I’m going to ask Alice…”
“I’ll be fine. My head is just spinning, you know?”
“Well, if you are sure…” He was so worried about me! Me, who had been nothing but mean to him! He was perfect…I smiled at him. He flashed me his crooked grin. That grin still melted my heart.
“Edward! Stop worrying! She’s fine! She’s just a little worked up, that’s all.” Alice, said, coming into the room. “Now, leave. We need to have a discussion, without you! You can stay, but you can’t listen in. Promise?” she asked him.
“I promise, Mommy.”
“Don’t sass me, boy.” Alice replied, mockingly. I giggled at that. Edward’s face seemed to brighten with my laugh. He left the room with one last wave.
“What’s up, Alice?” I asked.
“Are you in love with him again?” she mouthed.
“I don’t know. I want to be so badly. When he was holding me just now, after I realized that it was him, everything just felt so right. But, I just, I don’t know. I mean, he left and he told me he didn’t love me, and then I had been traveling with Victoria for a couple years and Tanya told me that they were together at the same time he was with Bella, she didn’t know who I was, and she said that he dropped Bella for her and that after that, he left after having sex with her, I mean, naturally, I believed her! And that just made the pain worse, I mean, I know that it was all a lie, well, now I do, but, still, and even if he would love me, he still lied to me and made a huge decision, that impacted both of our lives, without me!” I mouthed back.
“Bella, I guess you didn’t know this, but he prays to you every night. He has for the last 105 years. Every night, he tells you how sorry he is, and he reminds you that he will tell he’s sorry you every night until the day he dies. He really did think that leaving would do you good. He never guessed that you loved him as much as he loved you. And would love you, if you would let him know the truth. I take it you told Emmett? And what did he say you should do?”
“He didn’t really mention anything about it. He pretty much figured it was my business and I would tell Edward in due course. He was just kinda overjoyed to see me again. And he told me that Rosalie misses me.”
“Really? I never would have guessed, but then again he is her husband, so, he would know her best…Bella, you have got to tell him. If one of us tells him, he won’t trust you. The sooner you tell him, the easier it is. That is all I have to say on the subject. I love you both, very much. I just want for both of you to be happy. And if you have to be forced upon each other in order for your happiness, so be it. I’ll do what I have to…” She got up and left the room just as Edward was coming up.
“That was the quietest conversation ever.” He said.
“We mouthed it.” I mouthed.
“The whole thing?”
“Yeah.” I said, aloud.
“So, are you international jewel thieves?”
“Secret Turkish agents?”
“Japanese spies, come to take over the government, starting with the U.S.?”
“Not even close!”
You really are having fun with this, aren’t you?”
“Well, maybe I’m having fun watching you try to guess what possible thing us Taylor’s are hiding, if anything.”
“You have got to be hiding something.”
“Not necessarily. Besides, if we were hiding something and you needed to know about it, wouldn’t we tell you?”
“I don’t know, would you?”
“Friends share secrets, didn’t you know that?”
“Well, yes, but, I have never needed to be told secrets.”
“Well, I can’t tell you if we are hiding anything or not.”
“Edward! We’re leaving!” Alice sang from downstairs.
“Okay, Alice!” He called back. “Do you trust me?” He asked quieter.
“Well, trust is really risky…” I said. And it was. It takes forever to build, and less than two seconds to lose it all.
“Then I’ll just have to build on your trust, won’t I?” I shrugged. “Okay. I’ll start with you trusting me to protect you from all the boys at school.” I giggled.
“Sure. You can protect me from all of the boys and their stares. Angel and Kaylee will be happy with that. Now Angel can stop people from trying to get Kaylee.”
“He didn’t do that before?”
“Well, he did, but it was harder.”
“Edward! We are leaving! Unless you want me to kill you, you had better come now! We have important matters to discuss!” Alice called.
“Okay, Alice. I’m coming! Bye, Izza. Hey, will you tell me your real name?”
“Maybe later.” I replied, as I watched him walk out the door.
* * *
Edward’s point of view:
She was so like Bella. It almost hurt to be around her. Her voice was just like I would have imagined Bella’s to be as a vampire. She was a little klutzy, she had the same ideas as Bella, and if I weren’t sure that Bella was dead, I would defiantly believe that she was Bella. But, then again, her family is hiding something. Maybe she found one of those appearance-changing vampires and she got them to change the way she looked, just in case she ever found me. Maybe she really did move on….No! That is way too crazy!
That is Princess; you just tricked yourself into thinking that it is Bella, because you miss Bella. Said the voice in my head. It was right….How could she be Bella? She couldn’t could she?
“Edward! What are you thinking so hard about? Jeez, it looks like you are about to pass out!” Alice said. We were running home and I had been concentrating. Note the “Had”.
“I’m just, you know, thinking.” I said.
“About what? Edward, you can tell me anything!” she said.
“You are so tiny, yet so annoying!” I said, playfully.
She laughed. “Well, it’s just who I am! Would you love me if I was any different?” she meant it as a rhetorical question.
I answered anyway. “Well, any different and you wouldn’t be Alice, would you?”
“Edward, you aren’t supposed to answer rhetorical questions. Now tell me, what is on your mind?”
“Alice, if I tell you, do you promise not to tell anybody, or meddle in anybody’s life to try to make things work the way you want?”
“Edward, I’m Alice. You know that’s a lot to ask.”
“Well, knowledge comes with sacrifice.”
“Fine. I agree. Now tell me!”
“Okay. I was just thinking…have you ever noticed just how alike Bella and Princess are?”
“Bella and Princess are? Edward, are is not the word to use. I miss her too, but she is gone.”
“No. She will always be with me. The spirit of my Angel of Music will always be with me, because she is inside me.”
“You know what, Edward? I think you are right. Bella’s spirit will be alive in all of us, forever. But what else were you thinking? I mean, I saw how reluctant you were to come home with me. Edward, I think it’s wonderful that you are friends with her.”
“Alice, she is so much like Bella that…I think I might be falling…..in love with her.” I said that last bit really quietly, but I knew Alice still heard me.
“Really? I mean, you don’t love her more than Bella, do you?”
“No! I could never love somebody-anybody-more than Bella, but…You know….”
“Yeah, I do…but,” She was thinking a bit too hard. She knew something. “I mean, is Princess really…right? I mean, just because she is like Bella, doesn’t mean that she can replace her…”
“Alice, I’m not trying to replace her!” How could she think I’d try to replace my Bella?
“Okay, well, Edward…Bella is either here, or she isn’t. I mean, just because she was a human, that didn’t stop you, did it?”
“No. But what are you talking about?”
“So then why should spirit form stop you? Either she is here, or she isn’t. If she is, no Princess, unless you want to cheat on Bella. If not, then I think you should move on, but never forget her. And certainly not try to replace her!” With that, she ran off. Great…more to think about…..I was going to have a long night….
* * *
Was Alice right, or was Princess right? And what did Alice know that made her blow up like that? There had to be something about Princess…What was it? And did I love Princess…Maybe not…What was I thinking? I am being absurd. Alice is right…I love Bella…Maybe I’ll just try to be friends with her…Downstairs, I heard Alice talking on the phone. She was whispering, so I could only hear bits and pieces.
“Yes, but that’s a problem!”
There was a bit of silence as she listened to the other person.
“Because soul mates! You only get one!”
“Yes, but only if it’s you.”
“It’s complicated…Yes, but” I started to hear bits and pieces of what she was saying “Blew up…re-thinking…”
“That’s good! Tell…truth…”
“You too…Night.” I heard her hang up the phone with a crash.
“Alice, do we need a new phone?” Emmett called.
“Emmett, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll shut up, and never speak of this day again.”
“Ok-ay!” Emmett was such a baby sometimes…
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