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Face To Face With Death

Summary:
Edward is stuck doing something important while Bella is about to die. Will Edward stop what he's doing and go save Bella? And whose life will be taken in the end?


Notes:
If you think this story is kind of lame, I don't really blame you. But, I could say the same thing for any of my other stories.(I'm not all that confident in anything I do. I blame low self-esteem.)


1. Chapter 1

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1379   Review this Chapter

Face To Face With Death

It was twelve in the afternoon and I was expecting a call from Edward. I sat in my kitchen watching the phone and every once in a while I looked at the clock. Charlie was in the living room watching the big football game. Occasionally, he’d look away from the T.V. and stare at me for awhile.

"Bella, remember our little deal? Your life doesn’t revolve around Edward or the other Cullens. Why don’t you stop staring at the phone and go visit Jacob. You haven’t visited him in awhile and I think he wants to spend a day with you."

"I’ll go visit Jacob tomorrow. And don’t worry I haven’t forgotten our deal." Charlie was about to say something when the phone suddenly rang. I jumped up as fast as I could to get the phone.

"Hello, Edward?"

"Hello Bella. I’m sorry I didn’t call you at the time I said I would, but I had something very important to do."

"That’s okay. What did you have to do anyway?"

"Why don’t you come to Mike’s store, and find out?"

"Oh, so you did something for Mike?"

"More like something to Mike."

"You didn’t kill him did you?"

"Of course not Bella. Just come by the store. Bye." I wonder what he wants me to see? Charlie got up from the couch to see what was going on. I guess I looked like Edward broke up with me or something since Charlie was at my side immediately.

"Bella, I’m so sorry, but you knew it was going to happen again eventually."

"What are you talking about?"

"Bella, don’t deny it. It’s okay feel to sad. I can go get my riffle and track him down so he can apologize to you if you want."

"Dad, he didn’t break up with me! He just called to say he did something to Mike and he wants me to see. I was just thinking. Don’t freak out okay."

"Oh. Never mind then. What did he do to Mike?"

"I don’t know, he wouldn’t say. But I’m guessing he gave him a make over if he wants me to go down to his shop." I walked out of the kitchen and grabbed my coat. "I’ll be back before midnight, don’t wait up. And fall asleep on your bed not the couch."

I was out of the house before he could say something about what I said. When I got to the store, I saw that the lights where out. Were they throwing me some kind of surprise party? I walked into the store and immediately started to smell blood. What happened? Did Edward break something on top of Mike?

"Hello? Edward, Mike? Ugh, that smell. What happened?" The lights suddenly turned on and all I saw was Mikes bloody body lying there on the floor. Cold and lifeless. Oh no, Mike was dead! I walked closer to Mike to see what happened to him. My thoughts on him being completely dead were wrong. Mike lifted his hand and pointed to the door and spoke for the last time.

"Bella ... he’s ... behind you. Run." I turned around to see what he was talking about. When I turned I saw James.

"Huh! What are you doing here? What did you do to Edward and Mike?"

"Don’t worry sweety. Your sweet heart Edward is fine. As for your friend here, I only broke his left arm, both his legs and his neck."

"Where’s Edward? How did you get him to say all those things?" He started to laugh at me.

"Technology sweety. I simply recorded his voice and made it sound like he was saying things he wasn’t. Smart huh?"He took two steps forward and I took two steps back. He started to smile.

"Don’t worry, I’m not going to hurt you. I just want to get a better look at you." I started to freak out and constantly look out the window to see if Edward was coming. He took three more steps towards me as I moved back. What was taking Edward so long? Or better yet, hasn’t Alice seen me yet!

"What’s the matter? Don’t you trust me?" I was about to answer him when he flew at me. At the same time, Edward crashed through the window and collided into James. Edward looked like he was winning and he took the fight into the back. Emmet and Jasper flew through the window and followed him. Carlisle went straight to cleaning up Mikes body. Esme and Rosalie were at his side waiting for instructions. Alice was at my side comforting me.

"Bella, it’s going to be fine. Are you alright?"

"Yeah."

"Don’t worry. Edward, Emmet and Jasper will take care of James. I promise." Esme walked over to me and gave me a hug and whispered something into my ear.

"I’m so glad you’re alright." She seemed like she would have cried if she could. When Esme let go of me, I looked into the back. I couldn’t see anything but Emmet and Jasper picking up things and throwing them into a fire.

"We need to go. Edward is almost done tearing James apart and the fire Emmet and Jasper made will get bigger." Carlisle picked up Mikes body and threw it into the back for Emmet and Jasper. Alice picked me up and took me outside. I was glad she did. I don’t think I would have been able to get outside fast enough after seeing Mikes body get thrown into the fire. I knew it was for a good reason, they wanted it to look like Mike dyed in the fire.

Everybody was out of the store and we were headed for Edwards house before the store caught completely on fire. Alice and Jasper were in the front of the car while Edward and I were in the back. Esme, Carlisle, Emmet and Rosalie were in another car.

"Bella, I’m sorry you had to see Mike like that."

"The last thing he said was that he was behind me. I’m so stupid! I can’t believe I fell for his stupid trick."

"Shh. Bella, you’re not stupid."

"Then why didn’t I know it wasn’t you on the phone?"

"Bella, how could you have known? I didn’t call you when I said I would and I’m sorry for that. It’s just that something came up and I couldn’t call you. I’m sorry. But what if you didn’t go? Then none of us would have known that Mike was dying until it was to late."

"That doesn’t make me feel any better."

"Sorry." When we got to Edwards house, Edward carried me to his room and put me on top of his bed.

"Try to cheer up Bella. At least Mike’s in a better place and we’re still alive."

"I know, but, everything happened to fast."

"What do you mean?"

""Well, Mikes blood was all over the place, James called me sweety and then those two got thrown into a fire."

"Oh. Wait, did you just say James called you sweety?"

"Yeah, why?"

"No reason. What else did he say to you?"

"He said that you were my sweet heart, I’d be safe with him and that he recorded your voice and morphed it to sound like you were saying things like ‘I did something to Mike’."

"Oh. Suddenly, I feel so much better about killing him." We both laughed and looked at each other for awhile. Edward took my hand and skimmed his nose across my wrist. Then he pulled me closer and started to do the same thing to my neck. I could feel my heart beat faster as he did this. And apparently, so could Edward since he started to chuckle.

Then he pulled away and started to play with my hair as I followed the lines on his hand with my finger. I started to stare into his eyes after awhile. Edward leaned in and put his ear against my chest to hear my heart beat faster and faster. We stayed like that for awhile before he pulled away and put my hand against his cheek. It felt so warm.

"Do you like it?"

"It feels nice, but I like it better the other way" Edward leaned in and gave me a kiss. When he let me breathe, he stared at me with his crooked smile."I love you Bella."

" I don’t want you to ever leave. I love you Edward." He smiled before he kissed me again.