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Edward never came back, and Bella changed. She is now a famous movie star. When Edward suddenly shows up, will she have room for him in her life?

This is my first story, so it may not be great!

9. Chapter 9

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“Brett, I, uh, hi?” I stuttered.

“Are you okay?” he asked.

“Yeah, I’m fine, I just have to go, like, right now,” I said hurriedly.

“Oh, okay, well, I’ll be over in the next room if you need me,” he said awkwardly. I nodded to him and quickly turned around and darted straight across the room, nearly crashing into Edward.

“Bella!” he suddenly growled, grasping my arm. “There you are. Do you know how dangerous what you did was”

I gulped and nodded. “Yeah, Edward, I really don’t have time for a lecture. I have Victoria and the Volturi in one room looking for me.”

Edward snapped his head up and I watched as his gaze landed on the Volturi, and Victoria.

“Come on, Bella, we have to go now,” he said. I followed him obediently to the lobby, where the rest of the Cullens were waiting.

“Bella!” Alice exclaimed, hugging me. “I was so worried! Where were you?”

“I, uh, decided to come to, um, my reunion,” I muttered. She stepped back and turned to Edward’s shocked gaze.

“We have to leave,” he said.

“What happened, Edward?” Carlisle asked.

“The Volturi and Victoria are in there,” he said, his voice monotone.

“Both of them?” asked Rosalie, surprised. Edward nodded, and looked to Carlisle for advice.

“Well, for one thing, we need to get Bella out of here,” Carlisle said slowly.

“I can do that!” Alice volunteered. I made a face at her and turned away, watching Carlisle as he pondered the situation.

“Okay, the rest of us will talk to the Volturi, and hopefully they will help us with Victoria, like we had decided before.”

“Do I get any say in this?” I asked.

“No,” Edward said shortly, not looking at me. I huffed angrily.

Suddenly, the door swung open, and Aro stalked out, followed closely by Marcus, Jane, and Alec.

“There she is!” Aro said, as they all stopped a few feet from us. “We have been looking for you forever,” he said to me. I gulped and cringed into Edward, who held my hand reassuringly.

“Aro,” Carlisle said placidly. “We are not looking for a fight.”

“Oh, I know,” Aro said. “We are not either. We just simply want to say that it has come to our attention that that human girl knows about us. Is this true?”

“Yes, it is,” Carlisle said.

“Ah,” Aro said. “That’s the problem. You know that we do not allow humans to know about us. Surely you must be aware of this?”

“We are,” Carlisle said.

“Yes, that’s what I thought. You see, this girl cannot stay human as long as she knows we exist.”

“What are you saying?” Edward cut in.

Aro turned to him. “Well, just simply that this girl must become one of us to be allowed to live.”

Edward opened his mouth to make a retort, but Carlisle quieted him with a wave of his hand.

“We are aware of this, Aro,” Carlisle said.

“Good,” Aro said. “I trust you will take care of this, or we might have to for you.” The Volturi turned to leave, but was stopped by Carlisle.

“We have a problem with a vampire named Victoria, who is threatening to reveal us to kill Bella,” he said. Aro frowned slightly.

“Ah, I see,” he said thoughtfully. “Where is she?”

Carlisle nodded towards the door. Aro turned around, and then turned back, surprise written all over his face.

“Oh,” he said mildly. “Hold on one second.”

The Volturi members exited into the door. Edward squeezed my hand and I looked up at him.

“You’ll be fine,” he murmured, and I leaned my head against his shoulder.

Aro and the rest of the members came back quickly, all but Aro wearing furious faces.

“There’s no vampire in there, Carlisle,” Aro said. “Can you explain that?”

Carlisle only looked mildly surprised. Edward looked down at me, horrified, and drew me closer to him.

“She probably left, Aro,” Carlisle said, “when not being able to find Bella.”

“Ah,” Aro said. “Well, just remember what I told you,” he said, and they left as quickly as they came.

I breathed a sigh of relief. “Can we go back?” I requested.

Edward smiled to me. “Sure,” he said, and kissed me on the forehead.