Midnight Twilight: Edward's Story
I figure since no one knows when/if the amazing Mrs. Stephenie Meyer will finish and publish, Midnight Sun: Edward's Story, that it would be a good idea to write my own version of it. EPOV
I own none of the characters. Midnight Sun has not yet been finished or published so any similarities between this story and that one are merely coincadental. EPOV
2. Open Book (Through Edward's Eyes)
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I left the office and headed straight to the parking lot ware my family was already waiting for me. As I got closer to the car I hit the unlock button on my keys .
“It’s open.” I said in irritated tone as I approached the driver’s side and they started climbed in to my silver Volvo.
“What took so long?” Alice ask.
“I had to see about getting a class changed.” I got into the car and started the engine, backed out of the school parking lot, and headed home full speed.
“Get a class changed, so late in the year, why?”
“Don’t worry about it.” I said
“I heard the chiefs daughter, Isabella, has 6th hour with you.”
“Yeah she does, but I think she prefers Bella over Isabella.”
“What’s she like?” she asked full of curiosity.
“She like any other human girl, Alice” I said becoming annoyed.
“She seemed to be staring at you today at lunch.”
“So what, incase you haven’t noticed anyone who’s new in town stars at us.”
“I know, but there was something different about her stare, almost like she wasn’t afraid of us, or didn’t think we were strange like everyone else does.”
“Uh Alice, we are strange compared to humans.”
“I know, but she didn’t seem to think so.”
“She’s right,” added Jasper from the back seat, “I could feel it. There was something different about her.”
“What was she thinking when she saw us?” Alice asked anxiously
That was a question I was dreading to have to explain. I felt like I now had a weakness or something. Why the hell couldn’t I read Bella Swan’s mind.
“Well?” Alice interrupted my thought.
“I couldn’t read her mind ok!” I shouted, embarrassed that I had revealed a weakness to my family. They were all silent for a moment before Emmett broke it with a laugh.
“Good joke, come on dude, seriously, what did she think of us?” he asked.
“I don’t know” I said through gritted teeth.
“Wait, your serious, you couldn’t read her thoughts?” said Alice in a surprised tone.
“No, I couldn’t.”
“Wow” added Emmett, “What I wouldn’t give to be her and not have you meddling around in my every thought.”
“Ok Emmett, this maybe a shock to you, but the only time being able to see into your mind comes in handy is when I need to know which way to move to dodge you.” I said.
I was becoming more and more irritated by the minute. Just then I started to calm down a little, Jasper must have sensed I need to relax and used his skill to help. I’d have to remember to thank him later.
“I can’t believe theirs someone who is immune to you reading their thoughts” Alice said, “Do you know why?”
“No, I can’t think of a single reason for it.”
“I wonder if she is immune to me seeing her future?”
“No!” I shouted at Alice.
I felt like if I couldn’t read Bella Swan’s thoughts, there must be a reason for it, if Alice was able to see Bella’s future it would have felt like an invasion of privacy. I didn’t know why but I felt strongly about protecting her in every way I could. I think Alice read the expression on my face and decided to just leave it alone. We were now pulling into the long drive way of our home and I knew I needed to talk to Carlisle. As soon as my foot hit the door I went to the living room and found Esme, curled up on the sofa, reading a book.
“Hello Edward,” she said with a smile as she got up to give me a warm hug. “How was school?” she added as she pulled her loving, motherly arms from around me.
“Fine, uh.. Where’s Carlisle?”
“Why do you need to speak to him?”
“Yes, I do.”
“He’s working late tonight at the hospital, is it anything I can help you with?”
“Thanks, but I think I’d rather wait for Carlisle.”
There was no way I could tell Esme about the way I wanted Bella’s blood, and that I even contemplated killing innocent others just to get to her, she would be so disappointed in me, that she’d eventually forgive me, but I would know I didn’t deserve it.
“You look so distraught,“ she said, worry in her tone.
“I’m ok, really, I just need to talk to Carlisle about something, nothing to worry about.”
“Let me know if there’s anything I can do.” she added.
“Thanks”, I said as I headed up the stairs to my room to listen to some music to try and relax and start on my homework, it will help take my mind off of Bella Swan.
I finished my homework more quickly than I had even started it, and wasn’t much of a distraction from my thoughts of Bella. What was it about her that made her smell so amazing to me? She seemed to be no different from any other girl at school, other than she had to be the most attractive one. Great I said to myself, Now I’m even starting to sound like every other guy at school, just minus the raging teenage hormones. Just than I heard a noise from Alice and Jasper’s room. What the hell? And than I heard the noise again, they were obviously making love. Does it ever end!!! This must be Alice’s payback for snapping at her earlier, I said to myself. I decided to turn up my stereo to try and drown them out. I then started to surf the internet for a little bit on my laptop, until I heard a noise from Rosalie and Emmett’s room, over powering my stereo that was already at full blast. Obliviously they were making love as well. Why did I have to get stuck with the room between the both couples? I walked over to the wall and begin to bang,
“Keep it down will you!” I shouted, but they only seem to get louder.
I swear I think they do it just to annoy me, I thought. I decided that since there was no way I was staying in my room with not one, but both couples gone at it like rabbits, I had to get out of the house. I headed down stairs and told Esme that I was gone to the hospital to see Carlisle, and I would be back later. I had conveniently left my car keys upstairs in my room, so that I would have to go back to get them in order to leave. I knew nether couple had any idea I was leaving, and that Alice was a little preoccupied so she wouldn’t be able to see it coming. After I grabbed my keys and made my way into the hall, I knocked on both couples doors, knowing that they would think it was Esme, and then hauled ass to make my getaway out the before they could get to the door and know it was me (childish and immature, I know). I knew I’d pay for that one later.
I arrived at the hospital, and went straight to the front desk and saw, Vanessa, Carlisle secretary, behind it.
“Hey Edward, Carlisle didn‘t mention you were coming by today?” she asked, He’s such a handsome boy, wonder why he never has a girlfriend?
“Hey Vanessa,“ I said with a smile, “Actually my dad doesn‘t know I‘m here, is he in his office?”
“Just let me call him and make sure he‘s not busy.”
“Thanks”, I said Please let him be available, I thought. There was no way I was gone home right now.
“Go on in”
“Thanks again, Vanessa.”
“No problem.” She said with a smile as she watched me walk into the office. Wow he has such a nice physic, and such a cute butt. Why in the world is he single? I’m sure the girls at his school are all over him. Is he gay?
If I could blush I think I would have, and although I had never had a girlfriend or anything close to it, I knew I was not gay. Sure I was a attracted to a few women but, their was never a woman I met that I actually wanted to be with. I shut the door behind me as I walked in. Carlisle was sitting behind his desk with a medical book open in front of him.
“Edward,” he said, “I wasn’t expecting you. Is everything ok?”
“I’m not sure,” I said as I sat down in a chair on the opposite side of his desk. “The chiefs daughter started school with me today.”
“Oh yes, Isabella, I heard she was moving in with Charlie and would be attending Forks High.”
“Actually, I think she prefers Bella, and something kind of strange happened today with her.”
“What do you mean?”
“I can’t read her thoughts.”
“Edward, if you came her to play jokes..”
“Carlisle, seriously, do you really think I would bother you at work to play a practical joke?” I said in a stern tone, “ I’m Edward, remember, not Emmett?”
“You really can’t hear her thoughts, at all?”
“Yes, I don’t understand why.”
“Well, that is strange, but I don’t see the real problem in it.” He said, “So you can’t read one person’s thoughts. Maybe you should hang out with her for a bit. Walk a mile and someone else’s shoes. It might be good for you.” he said with a hint of a smile.
“Uh.. I don’t think I can do that.” I said with a serious tone.
“Why not, you can be friends with humans you know, Edward.”
“I know, but I don’t think I can be friends with her.” I was really dreading having to explain why.
“Why is that?” he asked
“Because Carlisle, I wanted to kill her today, alright.” I said ashamed, “I had a class with her and she was assigned as my lab partner and when I smelled her I nearly lost it. I don’t understand why, but I did. Her blood was so potent . I was actually considering luring her into a seclude area and taking her life. I even contemplated killing innocent others, just to get to her. After class I went to try and get my schedule changed so I wouldn’t have class with her, but there was nothing that they could do. ”
We were silent for a moment.
“What do you suppose we do?” he asked
“I don’t know, I can’t go back to school, Carlisle, I’ll kill her, know it. What if I go back to Alaska with Tanya and the rest of her coven?”
“Think of Esme, your like her first born son, it would crush her if you left.”
“I know, but it would kill her if I did something like slaughter a whole school.”
“How about you stay, you don’t go anywhere’s.”
“But what if…” I started to say annoyed
“Let me finish,” Carlisle said as he cut me off, “Let’s say you don’t go anywhere’s, you stay right here, but you stay home from school for a few days. Go hunting as much as you can, and then you can return to school when you think you can handle it.”
“But what if I still can’t resist the urge to take her, even after I’ve hunted?”
“Than, you can go to Alaska, as you originally thought to do. How does that sound?”
“I guess that could work,” I said as I stood up to leave, “but if I ended up making the Manson family look like the Tanner’s from Full House its on your hands.” I added with a smirk.
“You have a much stronger will than you think. I have faith in you, son.” Carlisle said to me with sincerity in his voice and eyes as I walked towards his office door.
“Thanks.” I said as I turned to see a warm smile upon his face, I returned the gesture and left the office.
“See you later Vanessa, thanks again.” I said to her as I made my way to exit the hospital.
“No problem, always good to see you Edward.” God, he’s so beautiful, he can‘t be gay. He must just have a selective taste in women. I wonder if he likes older women? Maybe that’s why he never dates anyone from his school.
“You too, Vanessa.” I said trying not to laugh.
“Be safe on the way home.” she added.
Home, yeah right, I thought, more like the god damn love shack!
When I returned home I was subjected to hearing Rosalie and Emmet’s love making along with Alice and Jaspers for several hours on end. Both couples seemed to be making more noise than usual, it was definitely payback for knocking on their doors earlier. Good god, I’m actually glade I’m a virgin, it almost sounds like their in pain, who in their right state of mind would subject themselves to that?, I thought to myself. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and demanded that one the happy couples switch rooms with me. At lease that way I wouldn’t have to hear both of them.
Sense our hunting trip was obviously canceled for tonight. I decided that I would go on a hunting trip out of town for the next few days. All I did was hunt like there was no tomorrow, and think about her. Was she safe? kept popping into my head. I wasn’t sure why, but I felt very protective of her for some reason. I guess I figured if she was gone to get hurt or die, I was gone to be the one doing it. Finally I felt comfortable enough to return to school.
The day started like any other, same babbling from the same boring teachers. Finally it was time for lunch. As I exited the building to head to the cafeteria I realized it was snowing. Suddenly I was hit with a snowball. I turned to see Emmett, of course. I chucked one back at him, hitting him right smack in the head, soaking his hair. That’ll teach him to keep it down next time I thought. I looked away to notice Bella moving as quickly as she could to get inside, she obviously wasn’t enjoying the snow as much as everyone else had been. We walked into the lunch room, bought our “food” and took our seats at our table. Emmett then felt the need to shake the excess water in his hair from the melted snow towards all of us. As we all laughed, I happen to look up an noticed Bella staring towards me, she looked nervous. I guess I probably scared her the last time she saw me. I decided if I could keep control in Biology class, I would try and make a mends with her, I knew I owed her an apology or a lease a friendly conversation.
“Why the hell is she so interested in Edward Cullen, it’s not like he would give her the time of day.” I heard Jessica Stanley thinking.
Hmm.. Was Bella asking about me again? I looked towards Bella. Once we made eye contact she quickly let her hair fall to conceal her face. What the hell was she thinking? I continued to stare for a few minuets trying to focus so I could hear her thoughts, but again nothing. I then caught something from Mike Newton about a snowball fight after school. The bell rang to go to class, and as we all walked out side we realized the snow had stopped. Damn, I was looking forward to bombing Mike Newton right in the face with a snowball. I really wasn’t a fan of him at all, though I wasn’t sure why, he’d never done me anything.
I was a little late to class, but when I arrived I saw her. She was already seated at our lab table with a microscope and a box of slides, doodling on her notebook. You can do this, I said to myself. I walked over to the table and took my seat next to her, although I slid my chair as far away as I could, and decided to hold my breath as much as I could, just incase. Well, here goes nothing.
“Hello.” I said to her with a slight friendly smile. She looked at me as though she were stunned that I spoke to her. She was even more breathtaking now that I really got to look at her. I caught a slight whiff of her, she smelled detectable, but nothing I couldn’t handle. I figured I better not risk it though, so I staid guarded.
“I’m Edward Cullen”, I added, “I didn’t have the chance to introduce myself last week. You must be Bella Swan.”
‘H-How do you know my name?” she stuttered
Is she kidding I thought, how the hell could I not know her name, as much as I’d heard it the past week or so.
“Oh, I think everyone knows your name. The whole towns been waiting for you to arrive.”
“No, I meant, why did you call me Bella?”
“Do you prefer Isabella?” I asked confused
“No, I like Bella” she said, “But I think Charlie- I mean my dad- must call me Isabella behind my back- that’s what everyone seems to know me as.”
“Oh” I said and dropped it because even as a vampire, I quite frankly, thought she was little strange.
Just than Mr. Banner started the class and explained our assigment we were to complete working with our lab partner, and than command the class to start.
“Ladies first” I said, with a smile, trying to be a gentealmen. She didn’t respond, she just started at me. Oh yeah, she’s deffinetly nuts, I thought. “Or I could start, if you wish.”
“No,” she said, her cheeks flushed, it was actually very cute, “I’ll go ahead”
She snapped the first slide into place and examined it briefly,”Prophase.” she said confidently.
I had a perfect grade in this class, and I wasn’t gone to let her screw it up.
“Do you mind if I look?” I asked, catching her hand to stop her as she went to remove the slide. As our hands touched she jerked away, probably because she wasn’t expecting my hand to be so cold. “I’m sorry,” I muttered puling my hand back continuing to examin the microscope. She was right, “Prophase” I agreed as I wrote it on our worksheet. I switched the slides and examined the second one, “Anaphase,” I said, writing it as I said it.
“May I?” she said confidently, as if mocking me. I smirked and slid the microscope to her. She looked throught he microscope,
“Anaphase” she seemingly disappointed that I was right. “Slide three?” she asked.
I handed her the third slide, careful not to touch her skin. I watched her examin the slide, “Interphase.” she said sliding me the microscope before I asked for it.
I took a quick look, she was right. I was starting to think she probably did this lab already at her old school.
We continued to work in silence and finished before anyone else. It left us with little to do, all I could do was stare at her and wonder what she was thinking. I could see nothing that made her any different from anyone else, other than the impeccable beauty. Maybe I found her so attractive because I had no clue what she was thinking. It was so frustrating. I than noticed she was staring at me as well.
“Did you get contacts?” she randomly, almost shouted at me
“No.” I said, Oh yeah, she’s off her rocker I thought, but still there was something about her, she seemed to be imperfectly prefect, and I quite liked it. She wasn’t wrong about my eyes though, the last time she saw me they were black due to thirst.
Mr. Banner must have noticed we weren’t working and came to our table, only to find the completed work lab.
“So, Edward, didn’t you think Isabella should get a chance with the microscope.” he asked.
Isabella? I thought, was she really so shy she didn’t have the guts to tell the teacher she preferred to be called Bella? “Bella,” I corrected, smiling at her as her eyes said thank you to me, “Actually she identified three of the five.”
“Have you done this lab before?” he asked her skpeticly
“Not with onion root.” she replied with a sheepish smile, she was obviously a bad lier. I lost myself trying to read her mind, but yet again, nothing.
“Well,” Mr. Banner said, “I guess it’s a good thing you two are lab partners.” he walked away from us and continued to check over the other groups work.
“It’s too bad about the snow, isn’t it?” I asked trying to make small talk.
“Not really.” she replied
“You don’t like the cold.” I stated
“Or wet.” she added
Why the hell wuld she move here then? I asked myself, not being able to read her mid was killing me.
“Forks must be a difficult place for you to live.” I said
“You have no idea”
“Why did you come here then?”
“I think I can keep up.” I had to get some kind of answers.
“My mother got remairred.”
“And you don’t like the guy?” Why didn’t she liked the guy, did he hurt her? I became enraged, tightening my fist at the thought of someone hurting her. Why did I feel the need to keep her safe?
“No Phil is fine. Too young maybe, but nice enough.” she said, I started to calm down.
“Phil travels a lot,” she added, “He plays ball for a living.” She said with a smile.
Although I’m a vampire, I’m still a typical male (almost), and the mere mention of sports captures my attention.
“Have I heard of him?” I asked with a smile.
“Probably not. He doesn’t play well. Strictly minor league. He moves around a lot.”
I had to know more about her since reading her thoughts obviously wasn’t gone to happen. I had to ask more questions.
“And your mother sent you here so that she could travel with him.” it came out more as an assumption, than a question. She went onto explain that that wasn’t the case. She had moved her of her own free will to make her mother happy.
“But now you’re unhappy.” I pointed out.
“And?” she said
“That doesn’t seem fair.” I shrugged.
It really didn’t seem fair at all to me. The thought of her being unhappy made me unhappy and made me want to do anything and everything I could do with in my power to make her happy again. Whats with you Edward? I asked myself. It was very strange for me to feel like this, I’d never felt this way about anyone, especially not a human.
“Hasn’t anyone ever told you? Life isn’t fair.” she replied with a laugh.
“I believe I have heard that somewhere before.”
She really had no idea how much I knew about just how unfair life could be. I couldn’t read her mind, but I could see in her face that she wasn’t as happy as led on to be. Behind those chocolate eyes that were so full of depth, I could see she was in more pain than she allowed herself to show. We carried on a conversation, with my never ending flow of questions. I noticed she seemed to be bothered by me now. I was kind of amused by it though, I’d never talked with a human like this, let alone annoyed one of them before.
“Am I annoying you?” I asked.
“Not exactly,” she said, “I’m more annoyed at myself. My face is so easy to read- my mother always calls me her open book.”
“On the contrary, I find you very difficult to read.” she really had no idea of the truth that was in that statement.
“You must be a good reader then” she replied, I had to smile at that.
“Usually” I added
Just then Mr. Banner called the class to order, and Bella turned to listen. I couldn’t believe how intrigued I was by her. She was just in average everyday human girl. Yet I liked her, she had a cretin persona about her, and to be able to tell a stranger her whole life story the way she had told me, says that she’s very brave.
“Stupid Cullen, its not enough that every girl in school wants him, he has to go after Bella Swan too.” I heard coming from Mike Newton’s thoughts. He was seated across the room ad must have noticed Bella and I were deep in conversation. I laughed to myself as I decided to try and take in a breath, but I accidentally took in too deep of a breath, Oh no! that increably delicious smell again. I leaned away from her, clutching the table, holding my breth again, just as I did the last time. Only this time I was more in control. The bell rang and I quickly darted out of the class. Carlisle was right, I could do this. I wasn’t gone hurt anyone, espcialy not Bella. I thought as I made my way to my last class. Now Mike on the other hand, that might be a challenge, I silently joked.
As I sat through the last boring class of the day, all I could think about was Bella and how open she was with me. It was as though she had no fear of me at all, she had no idea the danger she was getting herself into. The strange thing was as much as I knew I should just stay away from her, I couldn’t. I was drawn to her like a lion to its prey, and she was my prey. But somehow, deep down, I knew I wouldn’t, no I couldn’t, hurt her (although I knew it would be in my better judgment not to risk it.), or allow anyone to hurt her for that matter.
The day finally eneded and I headed out to my car. My family hadn’t made it to the car to meet me just yet, so I stood my the drivers door and waited. I saw Bella only three parking spaces down, climbing into her huge ancient pick truck. I couldn’t help looking at her. She’s so little, I thought to myself, How the hell is she able to drive that thing? No sooner the thought popped into my head I saw her nearly miss crushing a rusty Toyota Corolla as she attempted to back ot of her parking spot. As she made her way out of the parking lot and drove past me, I couldn’t hold back the laughter, although I think she saw me.
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