New Life, New World
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?
8. Back To The Way Things Were
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Lya’s gaze was filled with pure hatred as she stared at me, her eyes coal black. I tried to pull away from Edward to explain, but he held me in, not letting me go, he just tightened his grip.
Alice and the other Cullens ran over to us. Alice and Jasper pulled Lya away from us.
“Take Bella somewhere, Edward, anywhere but here.” Emmet said. “We’ll calm her down.”
Before I could say anything, Edward pulled me out of the door of the fetishly named club Bubble. He pulled me over to his Volvo this time and pushed me into it.
He started driving; his knuckles clenching the steering wheel, making his knuckles go white.
I didn’t say a word until he pulled onto the dirt road leading to the meadow where he had kissed me the first time.
He opened my door and helped me out. “Why are we here?” I asked softly.
“Because I need to explain something to you.” He said, and threw me over his back, before I could protest; he was darting through the trees.
He set me down at the foot of the lilac bush. The moonlight lit on his perfect skin as he paced in front of me. Then he sat down, looking straight across at me.
“Lya has a power. When she gets enraged, she goes nuts, unless calmed. The person that has enraged her, she will kill that person. Also, when her eyes turn colors according to her moods. When they are blue, which they usually are, she's happy, When they're green, she's sad or suprised. And when they are black, her power is in effect.” Edward said softly.
This hit me like a ton of bricks. “For now, I need to stay away from Lya because I have enraged her, you as well. I will be staying with you, with your family.” Edward said.
My head snapped up. ‘NO!!’ My head screamed, my heart took over and talked for me.
I laid back in the grass, looking at the crescent moon and the stars scattered throughout the sky.
I didn’t think of it when Edward laid down next to me. He was looking up at the stars, as was I.
We just laid there for what seemed the longest time, until he propped himself up on one arm, facing me.
“You said you sleep once a month?” He asked out of the blue.
“Have you slept yet this month?” He asked.
“No, I haven’t. I probably will in a couple days.” I said, absent mindedly.
“Are you tired now?” He asked me.
“Not really.” I responded. “I’m just thinking about the past twenty three years and the past couple of hours. How things have changed.” I whispered.
“Yeah, things have. But I would like things to go back to the way they were.” Edward said, staring down at me with his topaz eyes, dazzling me.
“You have Lya and your family, and I have my family. We can’t just leave them.” I said.
“Lya and I broke up before we went to Bubble. You can come and live with us.” He said.
“I can’t leave my family, Edward.” I said.
“But Bella, I love you. I want to be with you. Don’t you understand that?” He asked me.
“Yes I understand that, Edward. But, how am I supposed to trust you after the way you left me all those years ago?” I asked, tears starting to form in my eyes.
“Trust me over time. I promise, I will prove myself to you. In anyway possible, I will prove myself. I want you to trust me again, and I want you to love me again.” He whispered passionately.
I looked into his eyes, his eyes gave me the key to his soul. He wanted me to be able to trust him again, and to love him again.
“Give me time, please. I need time to think. I need time to learn to trust you again.” I whispered.
Edward smiled. “Anything you want. As long as I don’t have to wait another twenty-three years.”
I smiled back at him. “Can I do one thing first?” He asked.
“What?” I asked.
“This.” He said softly, and he bent down and captured my lips up with his own. I took in a sharp breath of surprise as he started to kiss me more passionately than the first time we were here. Then, as sudden as the kiss started, it ended, and he was looking back into my dazzled eyes, with his.
“We better get to my house. You gotta meet my family if you’re gonna be staying there for a while.” I said.
Edward nodded, threw me over his back and the next thing I knew, I was in the Volvo. Edward smiled as he got in the car and he started the engine and drove out onto the highway.
He got off and drove through the twists and the turns of the roads and pulled into my driveway. Later, he told me that he had seen it in Alice’s mind, where my house was.
I got out of the car before he reached my side. Being a vampire had its perks. Edward mumbled something incoherent as we walked up the front steps and through the front door.
I heard shouting coming from the kitchen. “Alexandra, Aidan, shut up!” I yelled, knowing it was those two.
Edward looked down at me, surprised. “What? After 23 years of the same bitching over and over again, you get sick and tired of it.” I said.
He laughed as I saw Emily coming down the stairs. “Did those moves I teach you work at the fetish Bubble club?” She asked, smiling, tossing her auburn curls over her shoulder.
Edward choked back a laugh when he heard this. “Yeah, they almost got me molested by this fifty three year old man!” I elbowed him in the gut.
A smile crept across her face. “Edward, this is Emily. Emily, this is Edward.” I said.
“You finally got a boyfriend, Izzy?” She asked, using her nickname for me. “Man, Aidan is gonna be pissed.” She laughed as Christian entered the room.
“How about I do the introductions when everyone else comes in the living room!” I shouted.
We walked into the living room and Aidan, Alexandra, and Danny followed us. I sat down on the deep couch near the wall, and Edward sat down next to me.
“Everyone, this is Edward. Edward, this is, Alexandra, Danny, Aidan, and Christian.” I said, pointing them out.
“We’ve met.” Aidan growled. Edward let out a soft growl in turn.
“Hi, I’m Alexandra.” Alexandra said, stepping forward shaking Edward’s hand.
“Hi, nice to meet you.” He said.
Aidan had a pissed off look on his face, I knew he never liked me dating anyone. I tried to date another vampire once and Aidan broke almost everything in our house.
“Okay, now that that is over. Edward is staying with us for a while because of complicated issues and we’ll be up in my room.” I said, motioning with my head to the stairs.
“Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!” Emily shouted after me.
We entered my room, and I threw my jacket on my bed. Edward looked around, observing my room.
I had painted my walls a ruby red with roses and music notes dancing across the wall in black. My bed was a huge canopy bed with a plush red comforter with soft black pillows here and there. A keyboard sat in the corner, with music on the stand next to it.
Edward walked over to the keyboard and picked up the sheet music. I rushed over and tried to grab it. “You know how to play piano?” He asked me.
“I don’t know how to play that good, but I taught myself. A vampire gets very bored at night.” I said.
“Did you write this?” He asked, motioning to the music.
“Yeah, I did. It’s nothing good, though.” Trying to snatch it out his hands unsuccessfully.
“Play it.” He said.
“What?” I asked.
“Play it.” He repeated himself.
I knew if I didn’t he would just play it himself. I sat down on the bench in front of the keyboard, turned it on and started to play. A soft, melodic sound filled the room. And then I started to sing the lyrics.
I have not loved anyone,
The way I loved you.
You were there for me.
You hugged me, you kissed me.
You were there through the good times and the bad.
You left me, leaving me confused.
I don’t know why you left.
You’re back, and I don’t know why.
It seems just like yesterday
When you told me that you had to leave.
I wish this pain would go away.
I look into your eyes right now,
Wanting to wind back time,
Not knowing if this is real.
I want things back the way they were.
I want to feel the warmness that fills me
When you are around or when you touch me.
I want you to love me again.
I hit the last key, holding out the last note.
Edward smiled when I finished singing. “That was amazing.” He whispered in my ear, twirling the stoolaround that I was sitting on.
“It’s not as good as your playing, but I guess I just missed the sound of someone playing the piano.” I whispered, and then, something happened that hadn’t happened in 23 years. I blushed tomato red.
My eyes went wide as Edward laughed. “Shut up.” I murmured. I went over to my bed and buried my head in the pillows.
I felt someone sit on the bed. Edward pulled me up to look at him. “Don’t cover your face. I need to see the face of my Isabella.” He whispered.
I closed my eyes as he traced my face. “Edward.” I whispered.
“Shh…” He said.
I listened to him and he kissed me. And this time, I kissed him back.
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