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Awakening Dusk

Summary:
Bella and Edward's story after Eclipse. A new chapter in their relationship, Bella's change, a new treaty with the wolves. A conflict in the Volturi coven will make them choose a side. Canon. Not OOC "Bella" he called.I turned to glare at him. "What do you want Edward?He was in front of me in a flash. His eyes were on fire, they smoldered. One of his hands pressed on the small of my back and the other tangled in my hair. "You". His voice was low and husky. "All of you. Every part. Right now".Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!BellaandEdward4-1-1-1-1.jpg picture by bedazzledangel


Notes:
This is my first story. It's sort of how I expected Breaking Dawn to be. I hope you enjoy it.


2. Conscience

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Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or any of it’s characters. They all belong to Stephenie Meyer.

Chapter two

“A burthen’d conscience Will never need a hangman” – Beaumont and Fletcher, Laws of Comedy

We were heading to the airport en route to our honeymoon in Edward’s favorite car; the Vanquish. The dark forest speeding by in a blur outside my window. We had done it! We had gotten married!Oh my gosh. I’m a wife! And Edward is my husband. Yes My Husband. That made all the difference.

I looked down at our interlacing hands, my ring shimmering in the moonlight coming trough the window. I could feel his eyes on me.

“What are you thinking?” he asked for the hundredth time tonight.

I laughed as I looked back at him, still not answering.

“Bella” He said sounding a bit annoyed. “Please tell me”.

“Well” I began. “I was thinking how indescribably happy I am right now”

“Really?” He said, but I could see the joy irradiating from every part of him, triggering a beautiful smile on his lips.

“I thought you were rather adamant about getting married. What made you change your mind?”

“Well” I sighted. “For one thing although Charlie was rather opposed in the beginning, I think that seeing us together and how happy we are, how your family regards me as one of their own, has eased his mind to some measure. After all he did get his chance to walk me down the aisle just as he had asked. I guess that’s the least I could do for him”.

“Yes, he walked you down the aisle.” I felt him give my hand a little squeeze. “And did I tell you how absurdly beautiful you looked walking down said aisle to me?”

I blushed. “Um yeah…I think you might have mentioned that once..or..I don’t know…about a million times tonight”. I smiled at him.

“Well I guess that’s because I am in utter awe of you, I can’t help it, you take my breath away. You remember that time in Port Angeles, at the restaurant; you told me that I dazzled you?”

“Yes I remember and you know, that is true, you do dazzle me, all the time. That’s how you get away with almost everything. It’s not fair you know”. I held my right hand to my chest feigning annoyance.

He laughed. “Yes, but you must know that you dazzle me too. And you do seem to get your way rather repeatedly, so I guess we are even”

“I dazzle you?” Yeah like that is possible.

“Constantly” He answered with a sly smile on his lips.

“Well even if that is true. When do I ever get ‘my way’?”

“HA! Like you don’t know”. He said making a face in mock horror.

But I could see something there just under the surface. I knew what he was talking about. Our deal. He had agreed to change me if I would marry him first. I did, now was his turn. In exchange for the marriage my one condition had been that we would at least try to have a physical relation before I was changed. As we sat there in comfortable silence I gazed out the window. I couldn’t help but remember our last ‘practice’ a few nights ago. ‘Pain’ that’s what he said it was like trying to control himself when we were that close. Could it really be that hard for him? Alice had once said that once they started feeding it was like a frenzy, like sharks. But this was not the same. I was not asking him to take a little nibble at my throat. I was asking him to just give himself completely to me in body, mind, and soul. To share with me the most intimate act of love between a man and a woman. This is surely not the same thing. But then again. Would he truly be sharing his whole being with me if at the same time he had to be checking all the time that he was not hurting me? Is that how I wanted this to happen?

“What are the other reasons?” He asked. But then added noticing that I was lost once again in my thoughts. “For changing your mind about the marriage”

“Oh. Well not only is Charlie happy but Renee seemed very pleased herself”. That was a shock! “She was completely taken with Esme. And although Alice didn’t let her do anything herself I think she felt thrilled with the way your sister arranged everything. I have to give credit to Alice she really outdid herself. Everything was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding coordinator. Or for a better sister, for that matter”.

“Yes Alice was wonderful. I have to thank her for that. And Esme truly likes Renee too, they get along really well”. He paused. “Is that all, are those all of your reasons?” He was truly curious now.

“No there’s one more. The most important. I realized that now I get to keep you for ever. My husband. That puts everything else in a new perspective”. I said grinning from ear to ear.

He was beaming. “You don’t now how happy it makes me to hear you say that. Mrs. Cullen”. He brought up our hands to his lips and kissed my hand tenderly. I let out a breath and leaned my head back contently in the head rest looking trough the glass at the sky.

This is where I wanted to be for ever. Right beside this man that I adore. Nothing in the world matters. I would do for him anything because nothing could make me happier than just making him happy. Getting a chance to see that beautiful crocked smile on his lips and knowing that I had some part in that is the greatest joy in the world.

“Love” he awakened me out of my pensive state. “We’re here. You look tired. I guess it’s good that the plane ride is long, you could use a few hours of rest”. He said gently stroking my cheek with the back of his hand.

“I guess I could use some sleep. But you know, I could probably rest better if I knew where in the world you’re taking me”. I still didn’t know, and Alice had been no help at all in that subject.

“Really? You would rest better if I told you?” He said opening my door for me and taking my hand as he led me toward the gate.

“Edward” I said smacking him on the arm. I hated when he teased me like this.

“Hum. Perhaps I could tell you”. He said looking at me like he was studying a bug under a microscope.

“Are you going to tell me or not?” Ok he was definitely enjoying himself. Annoying vampire!

“Um….No. I will not. But nice try though”. Now he was really smiling! I gave him the best angry glare that I could muster and sat down on one of the chairs in the gate, crossing my arms across my chest in the process. He sat down in the chair next to me and wrapped his arm around my shoulders leaning his body towards me. He cupped my face with his other hand and moved my head so that I was facing him.

“Come now love, don’t be mad. This is our wedding night”. He was staring right into my eyes smoldering me with his gaze. How could I resist. I could hardly make a coherent thought when he looked at me like that!

“Ok. I won’t get mad”. I said caving in rapidly like always. “But promise me that after this there will be no more surprises”.

He looked a little smug at his easy victory. “Well I can hardly promise that as I am most exited about having the opportunity to spoil you every chance I get. But if it will make you feel better I do promise to tone it down a bit in the future”.

He came closer to me and whispered in my ear making me blush a deep scarlet and sending a shiver down my spine.

“Although I must say that even though this might annoy you it’s worth it, if I get to see that look on your face. You are quite lovely when you are mad”

I rolled my eyes trying to look my absolute best detached. I wouldn’t risk talking because my voice would surely shake and give me away. So I simply adjusted on my seat so that I could rest my head in his shoulder while we waited for our flight and whispered ‘I love you, you know’.

I could feel the smile on his lips as he whispered against my skin. “That’s why we’re here. I love you too. My bride.”