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Coming Back to You

Summary:
Edward isn't able to stay away. He comes back after 6 1/2 months, before Bella jumped. But, when he comes into Bella's room in the night, someone else is already there! CHAPTER EIGHT - LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!CHAPTER NINE - EPILOGUE


Notes:
I was always a little bugged that Bella had to go clear to Italy to get Edward to come back to her. I really wanted him to come in her window one night after she laid there crying herself to sleep. Anyway, this is sort of what I thought could happen.


9. EPILOGUE - TEMPTING FATE

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EPILOGUE - TEMPTING FATE

Edward brought me through the window into my room. It seemed like ages since I'd been here. Edward brought clean clothes with him. He hadn't planned on swimming in the ocean tonight, but he knew that after the battle he would need to change, and his plan now, was to never let me out of his sight.

Before I went into the bathroom to put on dry clothes, I walked around the side of my bed and took Edward's shirt off the floor and handed it to him. "You can have this back now." He smiled his crooked smile and I felt my heart skip a beat. He took off his wet shirt and put the one I gave him on, but not before I stole a peek at his perfect chest and abs. He saw me looking at him with a mischievous grin on my face as he pulled the shirt over his head and he went to grab me and kiss me. "Oh no, I whispered backing up, I'll get you all wet again."

I went into the bathroom to change. I stared in the mirror thinking about the night. Emily was dead. There was no way she could have survived that explosion, or the fire afterwards. I was afraid the trouble between the werewolves and the vampires was just beginning. All because of me.

I went back into my room and miracle of miracles, my angel was waiting for me. He opened his arms and I melted into him. I felt the shirt Edward was wearing and thought back to the day I had gotten it. I had tripped and fallen and my ankle was throbbing and beginning to swell. I had a drink with me and Edward took the ice out of it and put it in his shirt, and laid it on my ankle. Later, after running in his house for a new shirt, he dropped me off at home. I was still using the ice and he told me to keep the shirt. A normal day. I wanted more normal days with Edward.

My thoughts turned back to Emily.

I looked up at him and said, "Emily was in that house when it exploded. She was Sam's wife."

Edward stiffened. He knew that if Sam was angry before, now he would be far beyond that. He would want vengeance.

"Jacob also survived the blast, I saw him chasing us with the others." I said.

Edward nodded his head. "I searched out his mind after the explosion," His teeth clenched and then he relaxed and swallowed. "He is angrier than ever." He finally said.

I rested my head on his marble chest, "There will be a funeral for Emily, and I won't even be able to go. Charlie will probably get a call soon about the fire and I have no idea what they will tell him."

Edward held my head against him and sighed. "I don't think that Sam or the rest of them are very anxious to have their secret revealed. Our secret is tied to theirs. They won't say anything, at least not now."

We stood in silence thinking about how fragile everything around us had become. I broke the quiet by saying, "Emily loved Sam. She stayed with him even though she knew the danger. He loved her so much, and now she's gone." I looked up at him now. "If you change me, you will finally be able to keep me safe."

His face froze. There was a tortured look in his eyes and his shoulders sagged. He reached out and caressed my cheek. Then in agonized whisper he said, "Now you understand why I left."

I started to say something, but he kissed me instead. He crushed me against his chest. His hands went to my face, as my arms wrapped tightly around his neck. He stopped a moment and his breath swirled in my face. My legs went weak, and then he was kissing me again.

He wrapped his fingers in my hair. His lips smashed against mine and it seemed to me that this was a kiss in which he was telling fate he had claimed me. That there was nothing left on this earth that could keep us apart. When he finally had to pull away, we were both breathing hard. "I'll take another one of those please," I mumbled. I was rewarded by another crooked smile.

He put his hands on each side of my face and said, "We are going to make it. I will have you by me forever." It seemed he was saying it to convince himself it would happen, as much as he was trying to convince me. Then he pulled away and went and turned on my cd player. My lullaby was playing.

"You brought back my music!" I squealed softly.

"Actually, he said, "It never left. It is childish, but I wanted you to have something of me so I put it all under your floorboards."

"You did?" I smiled happily.

He seemed pleased that it made me so happy. He walked towards me. My angel put out his hand and in his lovely musical voice said, "Dance with me." He brought me to him and then he put my feet on top of his as we began to sway slowly to the music. He hummed along in my ear, and I was in heaven.

No matter what happened to me in my life, with Edward beside me, I would handle it. I would choose him over anyone or anything. He was my life now, forever and always. I would spend the rest of the world's days loving him. One lifetime wouldn't be enough. Right now, I wished that he could read my mind, that he could really feel the depth and intensity of my love.

Tomorrow, there would be problems. Big problems. I knew that everything eventually pointed to the Cullens leaving Forks. When they left, I would go with them. I would leave my family and best friend behind, and I would never regret it. I had my miracle back, and this time, I would never let him go.