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Many Secrets

Summary:
Many Secrets BannerIt's the summer after New Moon and everything is finally back to normal for Bella and the Cullens (as normal as it can get that is). Atleast it was until one day Bella collapses and then wakes up seeing aura's. Will an old family member of her's be able to sort all this out? And just how many secrets does the Swan family have?


Notes:
All right so lets pretend that that instead of Bella turning down Edwards proposal (would you have? Didnt think so) she agreed. Don't worry you'll find out why later on. Bella and Edward have been spending the first few weeks of summer together to rebuild their relationship as well. I'm not real sure how long this will be but I all ready have a few more chapters done. Without further ado read on!


5. Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

“I just – I – I – I freaking’ changed the weather! That’s, that’s not possible. It can’t be, no, no, no, no. Not happening.” Bella said shaking her head. Personally I found it…enticing. My Bella was, literally, magical.

“I know you are probably confused and scared right now, but really it’s a good thing! I mean think about it! Edward doesn’t even need to change you now, he’s probably happy about that, right Edward?” Alice spoke up. I grinned and nodded when Jasper said

“Ecstatic is more like it.” Bella looked weary but nodded her head as if resigned.

“Well let’s recap then, suddenly I’m this freaky enchantress witch thing, who can control weather – “To an extent” Enid pointed out, Bella nodded and continued “I am suddenly way stronger, enhanced senses, oh immortal, and can make these weird potion things. Lovely, just wonderful” We all laughed at the sheer craziness of it all. Enid spoke up again

“Well Bella, when do you want to start training?” Bella looked at her with a blank look “Training?”

“Yes honey, to learn to control your powers.” She spoke slowly.

“Oh right, um… I don’t know…tomorrow; still trying to…wrap my head around this.”

“Lovely, I’ll leave you be now, you’re probably tired. Oh this is going to be wonderful! I’ve never trained before but I’m sure I’ll catch on before you do anything to harm someone.” She said her usual dreamy look in her eyes I was becoming accustomed to, it was though she saw things were a different set of eyes then everyone else; she got up, hugged Bella and walked off. Bella looked around with a half shocked, half blank look on her face.

“Did that really just happen?” She asked in a hushed tone.

“Yup, sweet! Yea know I am really glad Edward didn’t kill you Bella, you make eternity so much more fun.” Emmett said boisterously, I growled at his last comment.

“What, it’s true!” Bella laughed shakily and said

“Uh, thanks Emmett. I think…”

“Seriously though, I feel for you Edward. It is not going to be easy.” He said solemnly.

“Me as well, you seem to be…uh…invigorated let’s say” Jasper finished smirking slightly, damn cocky vampire.

"That’s going to be awkward to say the least. Oh brother, what am I going to tell Charlie?” That was a good question, what would we tell him?

“I don’t think we need to tell him anything, it all seems fine for now. But I think he has heard of the legends, maybe we can tell him later on.” Alice said recovering again.

“Ok fine, but what about the Volturi? I mean, that’s not going to be a fun conversation…” She trailed off darkly. Flashes began to cross Alice’s mind, Us with the Volturi in the clearing The Volturi forcefully taking Bella And finally us negotiating with the Volturi

“What was that?” I asked Alice. She shook her head as if to clear it and replied

“It’s the possibilities that could happen. Three options, 1.) A war between us and the Volturi, I suggest we avoid that one, 2.) They take Bella for their own use, as a slave. Again, lets avoid that; finally, 3.) We negotiate and decide to keep Bella completely under wraps, no one except for us, and Enid, and obviously the select few of the Volturi will know about her…abilities. Enchantresses really aren’t known about, except for the legends over in Ireland and some of Scotland so it won’t be hard; you just have to learn to keep those gifts under control.” I could feel that Bella was limp, probably from exhaustion and how all of this was sprang on her on…one day. Anyone would be exhausted after what she went through.

“Why don’t we get you to bed, you’re probably tired.” I told her while scooping her up in my arms.

“’Kay” she answered. “I guess I’ll see you guys soon … bye.” She said meekly, waving to my family. A chorus of byes followed as my family ran off.

“You’ll…you’ll stay tonight right?” She whispered, looking at me doubtfully. Why wouldn’t I? Did she not want me to? Of course not, she was even more magnificent now…I was completely undeserving of her.

“Do you not want me to?” I asked looking in her eyes, I saw shock in them

“No of course not! I thought…never mind.” She finished blushing madly.

“You thought what Bella?” I asked. She shook her head and I sighed “Bella we are going to be married, I would hope you could trust me.” She sighed and answered

“I thought you might not want to, considering I’m a freak now.” a freak? When would my Bella see how amazing she truly was?

“Bella” I murmured “I could never think of you like that, I love you more than you could ever comprehend. Actually I find it very…charming. No I don’t think that fits. Tempting is a better word. It’s very hard to keep myself from you.” I said smirking slightly. She blushed scarlet

“I still find that the most absurd thing I have ever heard.” I didn’t, Bella had always seemed…inviting. I mean really, every boy at Forks high had wanted to be hers since her first day.

“You never will see yourself clearly, will you?” I asked, standing up and taking her up to her bed.

“No probably not.” She said laughing. She stood up to get ready for bed and left the room quietly, leaving me with my thoughts. Well today was…interesting, eventful, strange. My Bella, my angel, was…an enchantress. I had heard the stories, of course, like Carlisle I had gotten extremely bored throughout the years before Bella so I would research; everything. I had come across the story sometime during the 1920’s and it hadn’t crossed my mind since. They were said to be mysterious, beautiful, selfless creatures. But they could also be extremely strong, both physically and mentally.

The more I thought about it the more I realized just how much this description fit Bella. I laughed out loud; my perfect little Bella would never cease to amaze me with her secrets. Apparently she amazed herself as well. She walked back into the room changed into her pajamas, again I would have to thank Alice somehow … maybe another Porsche. Instead of her usual sweats she was wearing red cotton Capri’s and a fitted black tank top. Bella had other thoughts though

“I am going to kill Alice, hey! You could help! It could be like a bonding thing” She said cheerfully.

“And why may I ask, do we want to kill my dear sister?” I asked snaking my arm around her tiny waist

“Because of this!” She said forcefully, waving her arm in front of herself.

“Ah, I see…personally I feel like giving Alice three more Porsches for ‘this’” I replied. I saw and felt Bella flush deep crimson and pulled her down on the bed on top of me. I couldn’t understand what had come over me but I went with it; I need Bella. I pulled her face to mine, almost roughly, and began to kiss her fervently. I trailed kisses down her neck and across her delicate collar bone, I crushed her closer, my hand on the small of her back, relishing every moment with her. I tangled my other hand into her silken tresses, as she did with her tiny, warm hands and my hair.

It was the most amazing thing ever, kissing Bella and not even worrying about keeping my bloodlust in check, though I did have to keep other emotions in check… I felt Bella pull my face towards hers, gripping my hair and I realized that she did it all on her own. I moved to her neck again giving her a chance to breathe

“Do you see what I mean? These new found powers are extremely tempting to me” I murmured against her jaw as I planted butterfly kisses on her. She nodded her head and replied

“I’m growing fond of them now that you mention it.” Suddenly she was on top of me, she rolled us over. I knew I should stop but it was if I couldn’t. And with her being strong and not so enticing, at least in one way, it pushed me forward even more. My hands went to her waist and as if with a mind of their own crept upward. I felt her pull away then, and I instantly felt guilt.

“I’m sorry Edward I – I just…we promised to wait, right?” She asked, an apologetic smile on her lips, which I desperately wanted to kissed. But I snapped out of it long enough to realize that she was comforting me for something I did.

“Bella it’s not your fault that you are utterly irresistible. I’m sorry for going too far, I apologize.” Bella smirked,

“Edward you don’t have to apologize. It’s not like I didn’t enjoy it, that’s the thing, I enjoyed it too much. I stopped because I was afraid if I hadn’t I would do something I would regret later. So please don’t be sorry, it was very enjoyable for me.” She finished, her eyes burning into mine, ah, there was that insatiable need again.

“Bella, I think maybe you should go to sleep now, if you keep looking at me like that I’m not so sure I could stop again.”I managed to choke out. She just giggled and lay down next to me, pulling my stone cold arms around her fragile, well not quite so fragile, warm tiny body. I began to hum her lullaby and soon her breathing evened and her heartbeat calmed.

***

The next morning when Bella woke up, she was anxious. I did my best to calm her but to no avail. She was extremely nervous about her training lesson with Enid; she was still amazed at what she…was.

“I mean really! It’s…its insane; me a – a witch.” She whispered as though that would make it go away.

“Enchantress” I corrected she hit me playfully

“Oh whatever! I can do really weird stuff either way. And I wish you could come with me.” She said snuggling closer into my chest

“I do too, but I’ll just have to wait and be surprised when you come home. You’ll have to tell me what happens.”

“Mhmm” She sighed. I pulled her up and said “You had better get ready; Enid said she would come and get you at nine.” She sighed but got up and grabbing some clothes headed to her bathroom. When she returned she looked beautiful as always, even just wearing jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt. As soon as she was finished eating there was a knock at the door and already knowing it was Enid I opened it and welcomed her in.

“Hello Bella, Edward, are you ready to go dear?” She asked sitting next to Bella. It was still odd to hear such motherly sounding words from such a young looking woman. Obviously Bella felt the same because she stuttered whenever she called Enid ‘Grandma’

“Um, yea just a sec…Grandma.” whenever she did though Enid would beam with pride. Bella ran upstairs to get her bag and came back down, rather hesitant to leave it seemed. Enid looked away as I pulled her to me and whispered

“You’ll be back soon, and don’t forget you promised to show me your powers when you do.” She smiled at me and kissed me quickly before leaving with Enid, I watched her wave as she left in Enid’s car. I sighed before running home, I felt slightly happier, and running always exhilarated me. When I walked in I was ready for the onslaught from Emmett, though not welcoming it in the least.

“Edward! So, tell us, what happened?” he asked acting like some sort of gossiping teenage girl.

So…get some?

He asked grinning madly. Oh and then there’s the pictures of him and Rose, yea, lovely….it’s not awkward at all to see her sister naked, nope I’m just peachy now.

“Emmett, do you mind? And no I didn’t ‘get some’ as you so eloquently put it.”

“Hold up I’m feeling some smugness off you…your holding out on us bro’, what really happened?” Jasper asked as Alice came down and hopped into his lap.

“Yes Edward, do tell.” She said smiling slyly. Then I saw the images flash through along with the one where I err…got carried away a bit.

Ooh, Edward got a little frisky there, did he? Oh and you know if you don’t tell, then I will; with in depth descriptions and all.

Evil, conniving pixie will be the end for us all. I swear if she wanted to she could take over the world, more dangerous than Hitler. I sighed and sat down in the living room

“Her…newfound qualities cause me to get a little out of hand …in the heat of the moment and I…went further than usual, nothing happened because Bella was smart and pushed me away. Emmett I swear if you say one word I will take your jeep and throw it over a cliff, I will.” I said hissing. 4 seconds….8 seconds…10 seconds….then an eruption of laughter from all sides. Well I knew that was going to happen. When they finally quieted down Jasper came right out and asked

“So if she hadn’t stopped you…would you have…you know…?” He trailed off suggestively. Great now I’m having the talk with my brothers and sister, this just makes my day. But then I thought about it…would I have gone all the way with Bella…if I was completely honest…no. I wouldn’t have, I want it to be special and it will. And special is not on Bella’s twin bed with Charlie snoring in the next room. I answered no and Emmett laughed but understood.

“Still….interesting though isn’t it? I mean we always knew Bella was freaky but this; did not see that one coming.” He said shaking his head.

“I did.” Alice said smugly.

“You did? Why didn’t you tell us then?” I asked

“I only saw after we came back from Italy, chill Edward. And I only saw where she…you know, changed the weather. I was as confused as you were.” She said calmly.

If I had seen you not needing to change her I would have told you, I wouldn’t keep something like that from you Edward.

“I’m sorry Alice I was just…caught off guard, I apologize.” She grinned and perked back up

“Its fine but I must say who knew little Edward could get so demanding?” She asked smiling coyly.

“I think your leaving some things out Edward, such as how you pushed her on the bed then almost took her shirt off…” She finished grinning while Emmett howled with laughter and I just sat glaring at my evil sister, pursing my lips together in an attempt not to ambush her. Jasper looked to me and sent me a wave of calm but I was still a bit peeved at Alice, she was watching intimate moments between me and Bella, not something I approved of in the slightest.

“I would appreciate it Alice, if you would keep yourself out of my and Bella’s intimate moments.” I hissed through clenched teeth.

Intimate moments? Dude just say it, you’re almost sex life with Bella. Remember, almost.

Emmett so generously thought towards me. I am never going to live this down now.

***

Two hours later and I was a wreck. It’s not that I worried whether or not Bella was safe, (all right a little) but I just…didn’t have anything to do without her. Was I really this boring before? Even with the piano and reading...well now I can see why my siblings were so annoyed with me.

Edward is everything all right? Your emotions are sort of all over the place…I really didn’t want Jaspers sympathy at the moment I was trying to focus on … not focusing on Bella.

“I’m fine Jasper just…trying to preoccupy myself I suppose.” I murmured from my room knowing he would hear me. He chuckled and carried on doing whatever it was he was doing. I got up from my couch and stood by the wall of windows when I heard the all too familiar rumbling of Bella’s truck. I smiled slightly and headed down stairs and waited on the porch for her.

When she finally rounded into the drive way and park I saw her wait in the car taking a deep breath and looking toward the woods as though preparing herself. I wondered if something was wrong and I walked over toward her, she turned her head and smiled demurely at me her eyes twinkling with unknown secrets. Would everything she did now turn me? Not that she didn’t before she just seemed…more mysterious now. If I was honest, I liked it. I liked it a lot.

She stepped out of the truck and walked over to me, wrapping her arms around my waist still smiling that mysterious smile, looking at me as though planning something. I quirked an eyebrow and she grinned and without a word pulled out of my grasp and pulled me along into the woods glancing over shoulder at me as though to say don’t worry, I don’t bite. This was … interesting, I could practically feel the tension between us not to mention I could still hear the music I had playing my room. It heightened the seducing powers she seemed to exude.

When we were a ways into the forest she dropped my hand and turned around looking at me from under eyelashes; she put her hands on her hips and pursed her lips as though to say what to do now? This woman would be the death of me. Before I knew she had I pinned against a tree.

“What are you doing?” I asked calmly. I was fully supportive whatever it was. She smirked and murmured in my ear

“Simply practicing new found powers of mine. I’m rather fond of them you know.” I shuddered to subtle for her to notice, thank goodness. She kissed right beside my ear lobe before nipping it, for the love of all that’s holy could she be any…sexier? Apparently yes. She put her arms around my neck and buried her tiny hands in my hair before she looked me in the eyes once more; I saw pure fire blazing in them, desire. She pulled me to her and crushed my lips to hers; this was the best practice session of any kind.

I turned her around slowly and had she pressed against the tree, my hands trailed down her torso onto her waist, lips still locked onto each other, it felt like every emotion, every nerve ending was on fire. We weren’t kissing fast or rough, it was slow, torturously slow and passionate but I loved every second of it. Her hands cupped my neck and trailed down my chest leaving a fiery trail behind. I pushed her harder against the tree and kissed down her long luscious neck never wanting to stop. How I loved this woman, she was a goddess, other worldly… supernatural.

She pulled away, fire still blazing in her brown orbs, mysterious thoughts brewing beneath the surface. She smiled coyly and asked

“You did ask to see what I learned did you not?” I grinned and kissed her once more, but it escalated, growing rougher, passionate. Then she pulled away. Why on earth, would she pull away? She smirked but pushed me slightly away, still hard to realize she’s strong enough to,

“Sorry but I have a feeling where that might go if we don’t stop. Unfortunately…” She trailed off looking down. I grinned and kissed her forehead, she looked up and grinned. She bit her lip trying to keep a smile that looked like the cat that ate canary.

“What?” I asked amused. She was giggling now, her eyes simply twinkling with amusement, her desire under control.

“I’m sorry I just…well I’m rather proud of myself” She said still giggling. I was confused, if I could read her MIND then I would know but no, still silent as ever.

“I’m just surprised that for once, I, plain Jane Isabella Swan seduced the all mighty Edward Cullen, master of control.” She finished grinning widely. I smirked and leaned down to grace the hollow of her throat

“Who’s to say you didn’t before?” I hear her suck in a breath when I kissed her but I pulled away and took her hand, leading her back home.

“So what did you learn; other than how to make me do your bidding?” She smiled softly and answered

“Well…Enid taught me how to control um… certain gifts…so I don’t have people following me everywhere.” She chuckled, she frowned suddenly.

“What’s wrong?” I asked. She shook her head as in disbelief

“I just… I can’t believe this. I, ordinary Bella… am not so ordinary.” She breathed out looking up at me. I looked in her eyes, those magnificent chocolate orbs, and said fiercely

“You, Bella, were never just ordinary.” She looked in my eyes like she was searching for a lie, mistruth, but she found none so she kissed me softly and continued towards the house.

“She also elaborated on what I can… do; the extent of my powers. Um…” She took a breath and looking forward determinedly said

“I can channel the elements, use them to my advantage. I can see auras obviously, that can help me determine someone’s character, I can use plants and different herbs and flowers to make…well their not potions, there isn’t anything like potions really. They just would help me with my healing powers. I guess I can heal everything, people, animals, plants of the earth, even help my vampire family too.” She finished grinning. I for one was in awe. My Bella was…powerful. It almost…how do you put it…turned me on? She wasn’t little Isabella anymore, the clumsy teenager, she was Bella the strong, gorgeous women I am in love with.

“Edward” She said, bringing me back to the present

“Yes?” I asked, wondering what was wrong. She had her brow furrowed and sounded like she was steeling herself to say something.

“Enid…Enid had a theory as to why you can’t read my mind.” This got my attention; if I knew why I couldn’t maybe I could work out just how to get in there.

“She said that my mind is like…like a shield, private and only my own. But she said since I’m stronger, more aware of what I can do, if I work hard enough…maybe I could learn how to lower that shield” She finished gazing up at me.

“I’m going to learn how to Edward. Someday, it might take years, but someday, you’re going to see just how crazy I really am.” She grinned. I was shocked; she was going to actually let me into her mind. It may take her years but I wouldn’t care, she had no idea just how … privileged I felt when she said that. I picked her up around the waist and kissed her softly and long, thanking her for that irreplaceable gift she just gave me. When I set her down her eyes were twinkling, and she said

“Don’t worry I’ll work hard just for you.” I grinned and said

“Thank-you Bella. You’ve no idea the gift you just gave me.” She beamed but said

“Come on, I bet everyone’s waiting inside to interrogate me.” She laughed. We walked in and met an excited Alice

“We just heard all the things you can do Bella! I mean… it’s incredible! I think… I think I’m in awe of you actually! And that doesn’t really happen with me…” She finished off smirking. Bella just blushed, her cheeks turning the color of roses. I would spend eternity with her, and still have the honor of seeing her human self. I was the luckiest man on this Earth.

"Hey, Bella’s home! Come over here, and tell us all the witchy stuff you can do!” Emmett exclaimed. I scowled while Bella’s soft laugh rang through the air

“I’m not a witch Emmett but all right, oh! I forgot to tell you the most important thing yet.” She said situating herself on the couch, crossing her legs and propping her elbows on her knees.

“Guess what, I’m immune to your venom.”