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Forever and A Day
Edward wasn't so guarded with Bella, but he still leaves and later Bella finds out she is pregnant. How will her life fold out?
4. Chapter 4
Word Count 677
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It was then that a soft breeze blew out of the trees, sending the familiar sent my way. Riley acted faster than I did, quickly jumping from the porch; she was hissing and couching in a defensive stance.
“What do you want?” Riley yelled out. Edward stepped out of the shadows of the trees and into the clearing of our house. The look of pain and anguish was evident on his face; he was glancing between Riley and me.
“I…” he started. He looked as handsome as ever, even though his hair was disheveled from running. Riley was fuming, she had a short temper.
Before I knew what was happening, Riley leapt through the air, gracefully kicking Edward to the ground. I let out a scream, this couldn’t be happening. I had to do something.
Acting fast I pulled Riley out of the way and crouched in front of her. I didn’t know how Edward was going to react but nothing was going to hurt my daughter. Edward jumped to his feet and turned to face me.
“Bella,” he started “I’m not going to hurt anyone.” He gazed upon me and then turned towards Riley, smiling softly.
He had heard everything: he knew Riley was his daughter. If I had a heart, then it would have been pounding right now. I had no idea what he was going to say and what was going to happen between us now.
Edward turned towards me, but quickly jumped back looking towards Riley. She must have said something to him, sent him a message. I hadn’t noticed before but there was a thin haze around Edward, similar to the one placed around Riley. I wonder if I could use his power to hear what was going on.
I slowly tried to pull his power towards me, never attempting it before except from Riley.
“Stay away from my mother.” I heard Riley’s voice in Edwards head.
How is she doing that? Edward was thinking. It must be her power, akin to mine. Why did I ever leave Bella? Man she’s gorgeous, so is my daughter. Any father would be proud. I can’t believe she’s mine, my daughter…
“What do you want, haven’t you hurt our family enough?” Riley put into his head, and then showing him the images of when she was first born and me alone, in pain from the transformation.
Edward fell to his knees with a look of pure agony in his eyes. “Everyone just stop.” I said but they didn’t hear me or they didn’t listen.
“You’re my father” Riley sent to Edward, “but you’re not my Dad.”
“Please Stop!” I yelled into both of their minds. Suddenly both of their heads where turned towards me. Riley was glaring at me while Edward looked at me in awe. I guess he didn’t know I had a power too.
“Mom! How many times have I told you, I don’t like it when you use my power!” Riley said aloud.
“I’m sorry, but you needed to be stopped. I raised you better than that Riley.” I said gently. I didn’t want to be mad at her, or Edward. We all stood there in a tense silence, nobody knew what to say.
Finally Edward spoke up, “Bella, I’m so sorry I left you, I didn’t want you to get hurt anymore because of me. I loved you so much.” He took a deep breath, “I still love you.”
“Edward, when you left I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep; I just couldn’t be myself anymore. The only reason I kept trying to live was Riley. I want to believe you, I really do. It’s just so hard. Maybe you should go now. We’ll see you at school tomorrow.” And with that I grabbed Riley’s hand and led up her up the steps and into our small cabin, leaving the person I’ve always loved behind me.