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Side Effects

What if Bella's only side effect after being bitten by James wasn't only a scar? What if she had a few more things to worry about?


5. Chapter 5: Forget

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Bella POV

I was listening to music in Edwards room, waiting for him to come home. Alice kept on popping in his room every five minutes to give me another tip on how to dazzle him. I was accepting them great fully at first, but now it was just annoying. I knew I could dazzle Edward, but doing it without getting dazzled myself was a different story.

The door opened again and Alice stuck her head in saying "Bella, just to let you know . . . "

"Alice," I interrupted, "I know how to dazzle Edward, you don't need to keep on telling me." The exasperation showing clearly in my voice.

"That is not what I was going to say. I was going to say that Edward will be here in five minutes, so get ready."


"Yeah." Alice said while rolling her eyes and shutting the door to Edward's room.

I stood up and fixed my dress. Now I was on pins and nettles. Every cell in my body shaking anxiously for his arrival. I heard the Volvo approaching the house so I made my way over to the banister, waiting at the top for Edward to walk in."Bella, he will be in, in ten seconds." Alice whispered from down the hall. I nodded and she gave me a huge grin and a wink.

The door opened and Edward walked in. When I first saw him, he took my breath away and made my heart skip a beat. When he heard my heart, he looked up toward me and I started to descend down the banister. With every step down I swayed my hips, my hand gliding over the railing. I saw his face and he looked stunned, which made me smile.

"Hello, Edward." I said calmly.

"H-h-hello." He managed to stammer.

This made my grin widen even more and a rosy flush came to my cheeks. I reached the bottom of the stairs-without tripping- and Edward snapped out of his trance. "You look . . . exquisite." He said and wrapped his arms around my waist.

"Thank you." I said reddening slightly more. I wrapped my arms around his neck and our faces were an inch apart.

"So what have you been up to, while I was gone?" He said trying to control his voice.

"Many different things." I said while brushing my lips against his

"Care to elaborate?" His voice shaking at the end.
"Not really."

"You know I can just find out from Alice or Rosalie."

"Um, no, I honestly do not think you can."

"Why is that?"

"They will block you out." With that Edward pulled my hands off his neck and held them in front of me while giving me his penetrating stare.

"What happened?" he said in a stern voice.

"Nothing, nothing." I said lying. I did not want Edward to know about not eating and making Rosalie upset.

"No, something did happen. I can see it in your eyes." He released my hands to go and ask them.

"Edward, just forget it." I said pleadingly.

"Bella, just tell me." Edward, of course, did this while blowing his perfumed breath on me and sent me into a daze.

"Sorry." I managed to whisper out.

"Well then, we are going to find out from another source." He picked me up and now I was using all my willpower hoping he would forget what we were talking about. Suddenly, his face went completely blank and he looked down at me with a curious look in his eyes.

"What were we just talking about?" He asked me.

My prayers have been answered. I can't believe he forgot what we were talking about, this has to be my lucky day.

"Music. We were talking about music." I said trying to hide my satisfaction."Okay. That was really weird, I completely lost my train of thought."

"That is weird." I said trying to hold in my giggles, which made me turn the deepest shade of red. I could tell that his forgetfulness clearly frustrated him. I thought it would be nice of me to put him out of his misery, so I kissed him and he mellowed.

"So, Alice's thoughts tell me you were trying to dazzle me?" He said smiling down at me.

"Yes, did it work?"

"You have no idea how well."

"Finally! Sweet, sweet revenge." I said victoriously. Edward rolled his eyes and carried me up his stairs. I let out a big yawn and Edward put me on the bed in his room.

"It is late. You should go to bed." He told me.

"But I don't wanna. I want to spend every moment with you. Awake."

"No love, you need your rest, it is two in the morning. You are going to be exhausted."

"No I won't." I said while yawning again.

"Your body obviously says differently. I will be with you the whole time."

Edward said laughing and started to hum my lullaby, which he knew I could not resist. I succumbed to it and drifted to sleep.