I'll Never Let You Go
Both Bella and Edward have lived happily together for years. Or so they thought. Now everything seems different. Bella seems distant And Edward begins to doubt if what he did was the best for Bella, for both. Maybe this wasn't what Bella really wanted after all... And maybe Edward staying with Bella wasn't the right choice... ~~*~~ This is the story of what could have happened if Edward never left Bella. ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~NM-AU~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ ~~*~~ [banner made by -->ME<-- ] ***--> CHAPTER SEVEN is being validated <--*** [Something Terrible is about to happen...] Read to find out what... ***Story status: hiatus.**[10/09]
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3. Chapter three
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“Okay let’s start with Cons...” Carlisle began.
“If we tell Charlie about the vampire world, his life could be put at risk. Carlisle, you know more than anyone in this room what the Volturi are capable of.” Rosalie stated. I was confused. Who are the Volturi? and what did they have to do with us telling Charlie about our condition?
“Yes Rosalie, but we know that Charlie wouldn't tell anyone.” Edward argued.
“I have another pro,” Alice claimed, “If we tell him, he could see Bella more often. If Bella didn’t tell Charlie, it would only confuse him more. Maybe not now, but when we have to leave again he won’t understand.”
“She could contact him by letters, phone calls…anything else. There are many methods. He’ll understand that eventually. Bella is married to Edward after all. She has to be with her husband.” Rosalie fired back.
“Yes, you might be right about that. Maybe it’s not best for him to know now, but we must agree that he has to know in the future. He is her father after all, and he needs to know the truth. I know he will find out in the near future, but I’m not sure when.” Alice responded. Did they realize that this was my choice? That I was standing right next to them? I don’t think they did.
“Bella dear, what are your thoughts.” Esme asked.
“Well, I agree with Alice, but I also believe that Charlie doesn’t have to know what we are this moment. I think I should first see his reaction to return. However, I believe that Charlie would take the news better if he found out from one of us.” I said. Everyone was looking and it made me nervous. I hated the attention, but right now I had to deal with it.
“I think you are right Bella. For now we will keep it to ourselves. We must see his reaction, and explain everything later.” Esme said. I knew she understood what I was going through and how though it was for me to be away from my family for so long.
“I guess we can agree with that. Any objections?” Nobody said anything. “Then it is settled. We won’t tell Charlie about vampires until we feel he is ready to receive the news.” Carlisle declared.
Before everyone could walk away, I needed one more question answered. “Carlisle, who are the Volturi? Why would Charlie’s life be in danger if he finds out about our world?” All eyes were on me again. Maybe I should have asked another time. No, this was the time to ask. I needed to know if Charlie or the Cullens would be in danger from my decision.
“The Volturi are the rulers of our kind. They’ve created rules for us to follow so that we may live in peace among the humans. They are the wisest of our kind. This is due to their many centuries of knowledge. They would do anything to prevent human knowledge of our existence in this world. Their number one rule, so to speak, is about not letting people know about vampires.”
“So, you believe that if we let Charlie know, the Volturi might find out and hunt us?”
“Bella, the chance for that happening is slim. It’s only one person. I know that Charlie wouldn’t tell anyone, so it would be safe.” Edward looked straight into my eyes and assured me that, “If that were the case we wouldn’t allow it. We will keep him safe. I Promise.”
I nodded, not wanting to further the discussion. I just wanted to see Charlie. I wanted to tell him that I love him. But after this, I began to doubt if that was the right thing to do. Supposing that Rosalie was right, about the Volturi, could I risk Charlie’s life or any of the Cullens’.
“What are we going to advise of Charlie if he asks? Obviously telling him what we are is not an option at the moment.” Esme asked, trying to clear the awkward silence.
Everyone again was looking at me for the answer. “I don’t know. I guess I have to talk to him and avoid telling him that we are vampires.”
“Of course.” Carlisle agreed. I nodded, up and tried my best to smile at them. I was afraid. Scared to death about everything that could happen.
I knew Edward could sense it. He leaned and gave me a kiss. “Don’t worry love. I’ll be right next to you.” I shook my head and kissed him again.
I noticed that Rosalie wasn’t very content with what we have decided. I didn’t have to read minds or have the power to know how she was feeling to comprehend that. I saw her rise from the table, and walk to the garage. Before Emmet went to follow her, he stopped, gave me a tight hug, and whispered, “Love you sis.”
Esme and Carlisle told me that everything was going to be fine, and walked hand in hand to Carlisle’s office.
I looked up at Edward, who was beside me at the moment, and stood on my toes to whisper in his ear, “Can we see him today?”
“If that is what you wish.” He responded, giving me a kiss on my forehead. I nodded and smiled, this time genuinely, and hugged him.
“Whenever you guys are ready we can go. Jasper and I will wait in the car.” A too familiar, excited voice announced. I was afraid to turn around and view the face that went with the voice.
I sighed in defeat, and walked with Edward to the car. “Why was it so hard to ask Alice to mind her own business?”
I heard Edward chuckle and tell me “Because she is Alice. There is no other explanation.” I hadn’t realized that I was thinking out loud, and laughed too.
We got into the Volvo, where Alice and Jasper were waiting for us in the back seat. I sat on the passenger side, and looked over at Edward. He took my hand and squeezed it a little before entwining my fingers with his. It relaxed me a tad.
We arrived at my old house in record time. Seeing Edward drive this fast still frightened me to death. Jasper held the car door open for Alice while Edward and still sat in the Volvo. “Are you sure you want to do this Bella?” Edward asked.
“Positive.” I lied. He slid off his seat to open the door for me; always the gentlemen.
Walking hand in hand, we approached the house. I was about to back out and shout, “Retreat! Abortmission!”When Edward suggested that I should relax.
“Are you sure Edward? What if Charlie hates me? What if he doesn’t want to see me?” I began to tearlessly weep.
Edward wrapped his arms around my waist and said, “Love calm down. Charlie doesn’t hate you. Right now, he is thinking about you.” He kissed my cheek tenderly.
“He will forgive you Bella.” Alice promised me.
I was a little confident about what I was about to do. After so many years, I was finally back and, going to see Charlie. I would obtain his forgiveness, even if I have to beg for it. I took a deep, unnecessary breath, and walked with Edward to the door, placing one of my hands on the knob. All the memories that had haunted me for so long swarmed though my head at this moment.