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Who We Are

Sequel to 'What We Become'. Two years have passed since Bella gave birth to the twins. Things have changed, but things have also stayed the same.
Horrors keep coming back to scare Bella, and soon she is afraid to even get lose to Edward. What can happen when you forget what happens most?

AN: So this is a bit of an introduction to the second part of my series. We shall see how this unfolds, and that will tell me whether or not there will be a third part. Sounds good? So, to new readers, it would be wise to go back and read "What We Become." Believe me, you won't be dissapointed.

3. Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

We were to stay here for only a week, and it passed rather quickly. Edward became very dependant on me. He couldn't go even five minutes without touching my face, or kissing me. And he always had a hold of my hand. I remember one point a few days in when we decided to go sight seeing in the land around the hotel. I was anxious to see everything, until Edward came up with some crazy idea about doing it by horse-back.

"Edward, I cannot ride a horse." I said directly, my face set. He just smiled and then came and stood right in front of me. He put a hand on either hip and looked down into my face. I couldn't help but look up at him.

"It's just a horse. A very pretty one, too. If you ride it with me through the village, every man will stare." He said.

"Is that a good thing then?"

"Yes, because I can glare at them all and make sure they know that you are mine." He leaned down and kissed me. I sighed.

"A horse, Edward? Couldn't they stare too if we walked?"

"No, because you'd be all sweatly and flustered by the time we got there, and the men wouldn't stare. They'd want to take you then and there." His lips moved to my throat. "I don't know if I could stop myself either." He moaned. I blushed.

"Fine. We'll ride." I sighed. "But I have no idea how..." Edward slid his hand down my back before whispering in my ear.

"It's all in knowing how to lead, Love."

"Uh huh." I wasn't buying it, but I did get the sexual inclintation behind his words. "Let's go then, before I die, please." I tightened my jacket around myself with a short tug. Edward chucked before leading me around the pasture and into the barn. I curled my nose at the smell of manure mixed with hay. One of the horse whinied at me and I did a double-take. Edward laughed again. "It's not funny." I moaned. "These are scary beasts."

"As scary as they come." He laughed again. We walked out the other side to where a stable boy was waiting with a large chestnut mare. I groaned inside. This was going to be painful. Edward kept on walking with that goofy grin on his face. He seriously thought that I was going to enjoy this. Lord, was he mistaken. But, being the loving wife that I was, I wasn't going to let it on to him and ruin his happiness. I wasn't sure how much longer it was going to last. "My Love." He murmured, giving me his hand so he could boost me up into the saddle. I pouted for only a moment before putting my hand in his. Edward kept his hand on my thigh while he lightly chatted with the stable boy. I bit my tongue impatiently. Finally, he said good-bye and lightly and easily slid up behind me.

"Hey. I'm the one who doesn't know how to ride, remember? Why am I in front?" I curled my fingers hesitantly, looking at the ground below us.

"It doesn't matter where I sit, only that I have the reigns." Saying this, he lightly wrapped his arm around my waist and took hold of the leather straps. "And I happen to like the feel of you up against my chest. If you were behind me, I wouldn't be able to hold you or touch you when I want to." He placed his other hand on my inner-thigh. "Like so." I rolled my eyes, but smiled, leaning into him. And then we were off down the trail. It was a nice, warm day, so only after 15 minutes of riding I was forced to take my jaket off, laying it across my lap. "Better than you thought?" Edward whispered against my neck.

"I don't know yet." I answered back with a smile. But that was the moment when we came beside a cliff. At first I was afraid to look down, but when I did, I almost melted. It was so beautiful, the greenery, everything. I couldn't look away.

"What about now?" Edward laughed.

"Mmmhmmm.." I moaned.


The week went by and in no time the plane home was landing back in Washington. I sighed when I looked out the window and saw the wet, plain earth of the Olympic Peninsula. Edward kept a hold of my fingers as we walked out of the airport and to the car. Low-and- behold who was waiting when we got to the parking lot.

"Alice!" I chirped. She grinned and pranced forward, giving me a hug to beat all hugs.

"Bella. Bella. Missed you guys." She said, giving her brother and equal squeeze. "Did you miss me?"

"Didn't even think of you the whole time." Edward goofed. Alice glared, but smiled.

"Yes you did."

I hugged Jasper tightly, and he smiled at my good spirits.

"Was everything okay?" He asked on the drive back to Forks.

"It was amazing!" I moaned. "Simply amazing. Something I had to see before I die."

"Well, you've got many more things to see before that happens." Edward said from the driver's seat. I smiled, but didn't say anything.

"Aren't you going to ask?" Alice said.

"About?" I pretended as if I had no idea.

"About your children, Bella. Or did you forget about them too?" She inclined. I smiled.

"How were my angels?" I asked.

"Perfect." She said. Jasper laughed.

"Do they ever stop crying?! They were like machines. On and off." He complained. "I'm glad you two are back." He sighed. I laughed at him. When we got home I ran into the living room where my father was waiting. I quickly pecked him on the cheek. He laughed and pointed up stairs. I went as fast as I could without tripping. I opened the door hoping that they weren't asleep. My Anna had her eyes closed, but when I leaned over the cradle, they opened immediatly. I swear that she smiled. I relaxed. The tightness from the entire ride home suddlenly disappeared. I picked her up, holding her against me, breathing in the scent of her. A tear slid down my face. I walked over to my Henry, picking him up as well. My entire life was in my arms. Edward came up behind me. He placed a hand on each child.

"I told you that they fine." He murmured.

"I knew they would be."