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Awakening Dusk

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

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

3. Patience

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

Chapter 3


Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.

- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Ubervilles -

The trip was long and just as Edward had predicted I slept trough most of it. I just remember being woken up by him when we reached Huston and being half dragged to our gate in a semiconscious state. The rest is kind of blurry. I think I did ask once again where we were going, but I just have a distant memory of Edward chuckling before I fell asleep again.

We arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil just as the sun was setting and boarded a cab. I was starting to get worried that our wedding destination would be in the middle of nowhere in some bug infested jungle but I kept my mouth shut. I hate bugs but anywhere with Edward has the prospect of turning to paradise.

We arrived at a dock where I could see many different types of boats and yachts. Edward proceeded to guide me to one that was not as big as the others but that somehow looked faster.

Our voyage wasn't long this time. Of course, with Edward behind the wheel of anything that moves no ride takes very long.

He skillfully maneuvered the vessel to a stop right next to a small wooden dock. I couldn't see much of the island he had taken us to because it was rather dark by now. I did notice that there were no other boats around.

"Where are we?" I asked a little confused as he took our luggage and placed them on the bleached wooden planks of the dock.

He turned to me and with one swift movement lifted me in his arms. "This is Isle Esme, an anniversary gift from Carlisle".

He sprung lightly into the dock and cradled me in one arm as he took both handles of the two huge steamer trunks in his free hand. He started walking towards the forest lighted only by the moonlight.

There was no path that I could see, but then I did not have his superhuman eyesight so I couldn't be sure if there was one.

He had walked a short distance when I started to see a faint light coming from inside the forest. As we neared to the light source I started to distinguish what looked like a two story building nestled between the trees.

It was beautiful! Light was coming out through the windows. I could make out the shape of a deep winding porch surrounding the whole ground level of the house. It looked like a villa taken of the pages of a Spanish Conquest History book.

"Well? What do you think?" His face looked angelic in the moonlight coming through the canopy of trees above us.

"It's unreal Edward. And you said Carlisle gave this to Esme as an anniversary gift?" Who gives an island as a gift? Edwards generosity must be a learned behavior.

"Yes and Esme very kindly offered to let us borrow it. We come here from time to time, when we need to get away for a while and Esme and Carlisle come here at least once a year. It's a very special place for them. And it's far enough away from the locals so that we don't have to hide". He stated.

We reached the front door and he set our trunks in the porch and opened the door. He carried me trough the threshold looking deep in my eyes. My breathing was already ragged and my heartbeat was at an unhealthy rhythm. Without breaking our eye contact he started climbing up the white wood stairs leading to the second story. He walked down a narrow hallway and turned to the last door on the right.

He kissed me gently as he pushed the door open and clicked on the light. He took a few steps and stopped, holding me so close that while he spoke his lips brushed mine igniting a blush on mi face and neck.

"You might want a human minute or two. It was a long journey". He stood me up on my feet and took a step back pretending to fix one of the buttons on his shirt.

He looked nervous and I knew why. My stomach made a somersault.

"The bathroom is through that door if you want to....um...freshen up. I'll go get the luggage". He said suddenly disappearing from the room.

I grabbed the footrest of the huge sled bed for support as I felt my legs shaking and my stomach tightening into a tight knot. Was he as nervous as me? No. Of course we were nervous, but in his case there was also fear. I was a little bit scared myself but my fear was not the same as his. I was not feeling like this because I thought that he would hurt me. I was sure Edward could never hurt me. Despite that I was sweating bullets and my skin was on fire, I knew I was ready. I wanted this. I've been ready for a long time now and I knew that he also wanted this. But was he ready? No. He was not and I had already made my decision. I was not going to go through with this until he was. It had been easier than I expected making this choice because I knew that if the tables had been turned Edward would had never made me go through something like this if I had any doubts.

Taking deep breaths to calm myself I turned around and to open the door to the bathroom. I closed it behind me as I flicked on the light. It was big, not as huge as Alice's bedroom sized bathroom but definitely big enough to fit my old room. The walls were paneled in white painted wood planks. The floor was also white and tiled in a diamond shaped pattern. There was a beautiful clawed leg bathtub in the far end right beneath a window and what looked like a glass encased shower with jets coming out of the wall next to it in the right corner. The bathtub looked tempting but after spending so much time traveling I did not have the patience to wait for it to fill. I opened the white closet that was straight across the door and took out a huge tent sized white towel. I stripped of the deep blue dress that Alice had picked for me as a going-away ensemble and stepped into to shower. I wasn't sure how to work the little dials and buttons so I just pushed the closet button to me.

All of a sudden I was assaulted by an angry hurricane coming from the walls. Holy crap!

I struggled against the current that had pinned me against the glass wall. I heard a knock on the door and Edward asked sounding concerned.

"Bella? Everything alright in there?"

"Yeah" I answered kneeling on the floor of the torture chamber that these vampires call shower.

"Are you sure?" He persisted. "It sounds like you're having a little trouble managing the dials of the shower".

"No.....um...well a little. I think it's possessed and it's trying to drown me". I admitted regretfully as I crawled on my hands and knees out of it.

"Can I come in? I can regulate the pressure of the water, if you want". He sounded like he was smiling".

Great another thing that he could make fun of me with! Well at least it was Edward out there and not Emmet because that one would've never let me live this down.

I grabbed a terry cloth robe that was hanging on a hook in the wall and put it on. I then proceeded to open the door.

Edward just stood there looking at me in surprise before asking "What happened to your hair?!"

He was obviously working very hard to not start laughing.

"What?" I said turning around to look in the mirror. My soaking hair was all tangled around my neck like it was trying to strangle me and sticking to my face in odd angles. "I fell inside a blender, that's what happened!" I snapped.

That threw him over the edge and he started laughing so hard that I could feel the vibration on my feet. He moved to turned of the water.

"Jerk" I murmured but he ignored me and continued laughing throwing his head back and shaking from head to toe! He turned on a dial and pushed the button. Water started coming out of the jets in a gentle stream.

Edward turned to me still smiling and said "There, it's safe now, I think. But if you're still worried about it being possessed maybe we could throw some holy water in there and chant a little around it".

He was once again trying unsuccessfully not to laugh.

"Ha,ha. Very funny. Now get out!" I started pushing him towards the door.

"Ok. Ok. But I just wanted to give you your toiletry bag. I thought you might need it and your suitcase is on top of the dresser if you want to change your clothes".

I walked passed him to the bedroom and got my bag. I opened the suitcase completely ignoring him. I was a little scared about the contents of the suitcase because Alice hadn't let me pack any of my stuff saying that the honeymoon location was a surprise and seeing what she had packed would give too much away. My fears were not unfounded. There was a lot of lacy stuff in there. Ugh! If I'm going to stick to my plan of waiting for Edward to be ready these embarrassing things were no help whatsoever. Although I could use them just to torture him for making fun of me. Just the thought of wearing these skimpy things in front of him made my cheeks start warming. I put that thought out of my mind for now, I could get revenge later. I dug deeper in the trunk and fished out a pair of khaki shorts and a white cotton tank top. Not the most comfortable things to sleep in but at least they covered most of me. Maybe later I could raid Edward's suitcase and steal some of his shirts to sleep in.

I took my stuff and headed for the bathroom feeling his eyes on me. I needed to think what I was going to tell him. How was I going to break the news to him that our deal was off. I didn't want him to think that I didn't want him and hurt his feelings. I just hoped that when I got out of the bathroom he wasn't laying across the bed without a shirt or something like that because that would definitely break my resolve. Yikes! I had no idea how these things work! But I needed to stay calm.

I managed to turn off the water and got out. I threw on my clothes, brushed my teeth, and combed my hair. My hands where shaking a bit as I turned the knob in the door and steeped out into the room. There he was.