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New Life, New World

Summary:
We've all heard it before, Edward leaves, Bella gets changed into a vampire, and after years, she meets Edward again. But what if this time there's a twist?


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17. Reunited

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Chapter Seventeen!

Reunited

I saw a familiar head pop out of the passenger side door.

Edward.” I whispered.

I felt Alice beside me, her head craning to see who else was in the black car. I saw the blonde head of Jasper and then I heard her squeal and dart off the piano bench and rush outside to her soul mate while mine came in the door.

I sat frozen on the beautiful, black piano bench as my Adonis walked slowly in the door and stopped gradually in front of the television that Alice and I had been watching not ten minutes before.

I sat there, still frozen, not knowing what to say, staring at my hands resting in my lap. Edward was just standing there; I could see his feet shifting his weight back and forth from foot to foot.

I finally looked up and saw sad, betrayed, and loving topaz eyes looking back at my own. Right at that moment, when I looked into his eyes, my own started to tear up, and before I could keep my eyes from overflowing, the traitorous tears spilled over and down my cheeks.

My gaze broke with Edward’s as I looked down at my feet again; wringing my hands, just to do something with them. I couldn’t see through my blurry eyes, so the next thing I knew, Edward had his arms wrapped around me in an unyielding hug.

“I’m so sorry.” I whispered into his chest, I knew he heard it, even though I was hiccupping throughout the entire three words.

“Oh, Bella. My Bella.” He whispered into my hair, stroking it. “It’s okay” And he kept stroking my hair comforting me as best he could as I hiccupped and cried through joy and sorrow.

After the next five minutes, after gathering up my composure, I looked up into those eyes that had given me such love and grief. “Why, Bella?” He asked, questioning me with smoldering eyes.

I looked at him, debating inside if I should tell him or not. I finally decided. “I left because I was given an ultimatum. I was given the choice to choose between my family and my true love. I love you and I love your family, and I love my family and I couldn’t decide. I couldn’t have both because my family doesn’t like you. They won’t allow me to have both.”

He didn’t say anything; he just smoothed my hair, making comforting noises in my ear. “Bella, if you at least talk to your family, they might let you be with me and them.” He whispered, resting his head on top of my own.

“I doubt it.” I murmured.

“I think they would. But first, I need to tell you something.” He said, taking his head off of mine and lifting my chin up with his finger so I could look him in those beautiful ocher eyes.

“What?” I said, breathing hard.

“When I came in my room and saw only the lily. I got scared. Scared that you had left me; and I was right. But, I had let you go before and I waited twenty-three years before I ever saw you again, and I didn’t want that to happen a second time.” He said, kissing me once against my temple.

“I lost you before, and that was going to happen again. You were not going to get away that easily. Jasper also didn’t want to loose Alice, so, we followed you. We tried all our old houses, and then we though you might want to come back to Forks, and we saw the bright pink Mini Cooper in the driveway and we knew you were here.” He chuckled, tracking his nose down my jaw line.

I blushed red hot under his lips. I was breathing hard, just as I had when I was a human. Edward would always have that effect on me, no matter what I was. “It…was…her…fault…” I choked out as he kissed the hollow of throat. “She made me rent it.”

“I missed you.” He said, looking up into my eyes, his own were still serious.

“I missed you, too.” I replied.

“Bella?” He asked after a few minutes of silence, of him just holding me as tight as he could.

“Hmm?” I asked him.

“Who are you going to choose? I would like you to choose me, obviously, but your choice is your own. I understand that your family set your life right. They helped you get back up on your feet, and you have said that you are eternally grateful for that, but I would like to know.” He said.

I sat there in silence. This was the moment that it had all come down too; the moment where I could not turn back from. This was the moment where I would choose my future.

I looked into his eyes for a second longer till I gave him my answer. “I choose you. I always will choose you and if you ever doubt that, please tell me.” I said, smiling at him. “I hate to choose, I love my family as much as I you, but, you are mine. I will always love them, I wish I could choose both, but I can’t. This is what I choose.” I said.

It took a moment for Edward to realize that I had really chosen him. When he did, he smiled. “You chose me.” He stated the obvious, his crooked smile breaking out across his face.

“Yes I did.” I said, and after I said this, he pulled me in for a deep, passionate kiss that I never wanted to back out of. The kiss seemed to last forever, our lips molded together, but being the half-human vampire, I had to breathe. I pulled out of the amazing kiss and kept my eyes closed, hoping that this was real.

“There’s someone you need to see.” He whispered in my ear.

“Who?” I asked, but he just pulled me off of the piano bench and pulled me out of the open front door and down the porch steps. Standing by the car, was Danny.

I stopped, not really breathing. I looked as Edward, asking through my eyes if this was really real. That someone of my family was actually here. And Edward nodded.

I smiled big, and ran at, what had been for more than twenty years, my older brother. I collided with him as he swept me up into his strong arms. I wrapped my arm around his neck, pulling him tight against me till I smelled his signature smell, that way I know that this was really real.

After a few minutes, I pulled away and he let me down onto the ground. “Why…you’re…why?” I asked him, stuttering over my words.

“You’ve been my sister since the start of it all, Bella. I love you as my little sister, and you deserve to be able to think and choose what you want your life for yourself, not let anyone else decide for you. Aidan is being a prat, Alexandra wants what is best for you and thinks that Edward can do better; but she doesn’t hate him. Emily and Christian don’t know him, so they just followed the pack, and after the whole incident with Edward’s sister, Emily hates Rosalie, so, that’s kinda why she’s pissed at your boyfriend now.” He said. “Even though boyfriend really isn’t the right term, and soul mate would sound really cheesy.”

I smiled and stood up on my tiptoes to hug him again. “Thank you.” I whispered in his ear.

“Your welcome.” He whispered back.

I didn’t even have to explain to him why I left. Danny knew me so well. Aidan knew me too, and he knew why I left, he just wouldn’t except my decision. I would miss him terribly, and both Danny and Edward knew that.

“BELLA!” I heard Alice yell from the lawn as she ran, pulling Jasper with her, across the lawn.

I smiled as she tackled me to the ground. “You’re coming back!” She squealed excitedly. I laughed as we rolled down the hill that sloped down their property, Jasper and Edward running after us, Danny walking leisurely behind, chuckling under his breath.

We stopped rolling at the bottom of the hill, I was laughing so hard tears were rolling down my face. Edward and Jasper stopped above us, chuckling along with Danny who stopped besides Edward.

I stood up; grabbing Edward’s offered hand to help me up, as did Alice with Jasper. He wrapped his arms around me, holding tight.

“Are you ready to go home?” He asked, whispering in my ear. I nodded as he kissed the base of my neck.