Bella finally goes through her transformation, but it leads to problems amongst the Cullen family. Bella decides to leave. Fifty years later, she runs into THEM again. What will happen between our favorite couple?
OK, so this is my first time writing in this style. So be kind. I normally write with more emotion, getting more into the character, but I wanted to try writing this way. I hope it turned out OK...
6. Chapter 6
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He was faster than I was ready for, and I swam as fast as I could
towards a large rock that would hide me from view, praying that he would join the others, and yet wishing he would find me as well.
No sooner than I was hidden behind the rock did Edward come into view again, looking directly at me. His mouth opened in surprise, and we both stared into each other’s eyes for what seemed like an eternity.
Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore; I swam away, towards the surface, no longer caring if anyone saw me. The instant that I reached the surface, I gasped for breath as I tried to run through the knee-deep water. I heard a splash as Edward reached the surface as well, pursuing me just as he did fifty years ago.
“Bella!” he called, his musical voice causing me to freeze in place. I hadn’t heard the sound in fifty years, and I committed it to memory, forbidding myself to ever forget it.
“Edward?” I heard Alice calling, tiny as an ant on the other side of the large lake. Edward and I both turned towards her. “Is that you over there?”
“I’m on the other side of the lake, Alice,” Edward said, looking back at me. I looked back towards where Alice was, but she and the other Cullens were gone.
“Bella!” I was suddenly flying towards the ground, a thunder-like sound echoing through the forest.
“Hello, Alice,” I said quietly, surprised.
“It’s so good to see you again!” she squealed. “We thought-” She stopped mid-sentence, then, shaking her head with a sad smile. She didn’t need to continue, though. I knew what she was going to say. They thought that they wouldn’t see me again, that I had left for good…
They actually missed me?
Before I realized what was going on, I was on my feet again, having been pulled up by Alice.
“Where’s your coven?” she asked, assuming, incorrectly, that I had traveled with company.
“I don’t have one,” I said, my voice much quieter than it used to be; I had no reason to talk in the longest time, and it had quieted from disuse. She looked surprised.
“Really? You’ve traveled alone all this time?” I nodded.
Edward still hadn’t spoken since I had stopped, and I looked over to him, surprised by the conflicting emotions in his eyes, though his face was a blank slate, chiseled from the finest stone.
I was suddenly being led, well, dragged, towards the edge of the clearing by Alice.
“Um, Alice? Where are you taking me?” I asked.
“To our house, of course,” Alice said, as if it were obvious. “We can catch up there.”
I was curious to see their new home, and yet nervous to keep talking with them. I was especially nervous about “catching up” with Edward.
“Alright,” I agreed, looking down so that I wouldn’t have to watch her expression.
“So, Bella.” Emmett was suddenly right beside me, his expression cautious. I was ecstatic that all traces of hatred seemed gone.
“Yes, Emmett?” My tone was cautious as well.
“Am I forgiven?”
“Forgiven?” I echoed, confused.
“For being an ass before.” He explained. He spoke as if it happened yesterday, as opposed to fifty years earlier. “I shouldn’t have come at you like that. I was mad, but not at you.”
I smiled, glad that he didn’t hate me. “Yeah, I guess I forgive you.”
“Well, I have been waiting fifty years for this apology,” I teased. He laughed.
Maybe catching up with the Cullens wouldn’t be as bad as I thought it would be. Well, except for with one Cullen in particular; I was terrified of that conversation…