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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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4. Painful Encounter

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Chapter Four:

Painful Encounter

When I had gotten home after driving to Denver and back, which took three hours there and back, I walked in the door to be thrown out the door again. But instead of landing on the ground, I was flying.

I looked over and saw Aidan looking down at me, smiling.

“What the hell was that?” I asked.

“Alexandra and I got in another fight again. She wanted me to go and make you to come home. I said I would and I saw you on the front porch and I scooped you up. And here we are!” He said, laughing as I made a surprised expression when we flew a cloud.

I love it when Aidan flew, it was better than running, I can tell you that much! He also hated running as much as I did.

When we returned and got in the house, I felt strong, cold arms pull me into a fierce hug.

When I pulled back, I saw Alexandra. “Where were you?” She asked.

“I drove to Denver and back. I needed to clear my head.” I answered quickly and ran upstairs to get changed for the day.

I pulled on a light blue cami under a black cropped sweater that had light blue roses interconnecting their way down both my arms. I also pulled on jeans with holes in the knees. I also threw on a pair of comfy brown pumas.

Once we were all at school and in the parking lot was when I saw him.

I saw Edward standing in my parking space waiting for me. He was just standing there in jeans and a black t-shirt. He never liked to wear black, but I guess he had changed when he had met Lya.

I turned off the ignition and got out of my Jeep as quickly as I could. I walked across the parking lot, walking as fast as I could away from him.

I knew that he would catch up to me and we would eventually be face to face after all these years, but I had to try to get away.

I felt a strong, cold hand close over my upper arm and twirl me around. I met the dark topaz eyes that I had feared ever seeing again with my own.

His eyes showed confusion and pain. I wonder if the Cullens had had to look into these empty eyes for twenty-three years.

I tried to pull out of his strong grasp but he held me tighter, not letting me go.

“What do you want, Edward?” I snapped at him, desperately wanting him to let me go. My arm was starting to ache and I knew I was gonna have a bruise there. Even though vampires can’t get bruises, like I said, I’m half human, half-vampire.

“I want to talk to you.” He said, his voice a deadly calm.

“Why don’t you go talk to Lya?” I asked.

His face looked semi-shocked that I knew about her, but his face reconstructed to the god-like face that it was before.

“I need to talk to you about why you’re here. Why you’re still in high school.” He whispered.

I saw over Edward’s shoulder that Aidan, Danny, and Christian were running human speed across the parking lot towards where Edward was still gripping my arm tightly.

“No, I won’t talk to you. When you left me, you gave up the right to know what is going on in my life, so let go and back off!” I growled at him. Unlike when I was a human, I could growl at him now too.

Someone pulled Edward off me and I felt another pair of strong cold arms pull me back. I saw Emmet and Jasper restraining him so that he wouldn’t follow Aidan and Danny leading me away.

We stopped by the entrance to the school and Aidan looked down at me. I untied the cropped sweater, leaving me only in jeans and a camisole, and looked at my upper arm.

There was a hand shaped bruise where Edward had gripped my arm tightly.

“Damn.” Aidan muttered. “I really am gonna kill this guy.” Aidan’s eyes flashed from their goldish color to black in one second flat.

“Aidan, calm down.” I warned him, looking at where Emmet and Jasper were dragging Edward across the parking lot.

“Let’s just go inside and go to class.” I said, putting my cropped sweater back on, tying it, and walked through the front doors.

When I got to English second period, she was already in her seat in front of mine waiting with an apologetic look on her face. Aidan was sitting in the chair behind mine and he had a pissed off look on his face.

My arm had started to throb with excruciating pain by now. I couldn’t even hold my books in that arm.

I sat down in the seat and Alice turned around to face me. “Are you okay?” She asked me.

“Yeah.” I cringed as I bumped my arm against the side of the desk.

“No, you’re not.” She said.

“Yes, I am.” I replied, cradling my arm with my opposite hand. It really hurt now; I really wanted to get an ice pack from the nurse. I know that sounds human and all, but again, half-human traits still at work in my body!

Alice raised her hand. “Yes, Miss. Cullen?” Mr. Harrington asked.

“Can I take Bella to the nurse? She got hurt last period and her arm really hurts and has a huge bruise on it.” She said.

“Yes, you may, come back, though.” He said. “We’re working on the paper today and I need to give you instructions on the last part of it.”

Alice nodded her head, took hold of my good arm and pulled me out of the room. Once we were down the hallway and near the nurse, I finally started yelling at her.

“Why did you do that? I’m fine!” I said.

Alice reached over and poked my arm, hard. I winced when she did this, not trying to show her.

“No you’re not. Let’s go.” She said. “First, let’s check that arm of your’s to see how bad it is. Just to make sure the nurse doesn’t think that you’re boyfriend beat you up!”

I untied my sweater and pulled my arms out of it as carefully as I could. When Alice saw the bruise, she gasped.

The bruise was now a dark purplish-blue and wrapped all around my upper arm.

That’s when Alice twirled around. Edward was standing about six feet away from us with Lya standing next to him.

“Hi, Alice.” Lya whispered. She seemed to be a quiet, shy vampire. Shy, yet beautiful.

Alice’s face all of a sudden got angry. She walked up to Edward, pulled his hand out of Lya’s and pulled him over to where he was standing a foot away from me. I backed up against the wall, scared of him suddenly.

“Look what you did to her!” She yelled at Edward, something I’d never seen her do.

I pulled the sweater back up arms and tied it. I looked down at the floor, not wanting to see the pain in Edward’s face for the third time.

“Alice, stop it.” I said, looking up at her black eyes. She was angry, furious actually.

“No! He gave you a huge bruise, Bella! I will not condone that!” She said.

“I’m sorry.” Edward said.

Alice added a ‘you better be’ grabbed my upper arm with the bruise, making me wince and pull away from her, quickly.

I stumbled back, falling into what felt like the wall. I felt arms grip tightly under my elbows, helping me stand up. I looked around and saw Lya.

“Thanks.” I whispered and walked off.

“I’m so sorry, Bella.” Alice apologized. “I just got so angry when I saw it. I don’t know, I wasn’t thinking.”

“Its fine, Alice, let’s just go to the nurse and get an ice pack and go.” I whispered, walking into the nurse’s office.

As it happens, the nurse did think I got punched by my ‘boyfriend’, but Alice told her I slipped and fell in some ice out in front of my house this morning. The nurse gave Alice a look and shoved an ice pack at her.

The day went on normally, besides Alice sitting with my family today. I felt Edward shooting looks at me the entire time we were not eating.

When I opened my locker later that day to get my books to do my homework, a note fell to the ground. I picked it up. Attached to it was a white lily.

Isabella,

I’m sorry about what happened today. I didn’t know you could get that hurt as a vampire. Forgive me please. Meet me after school tomorrow in front of your Jeep.

-Edward