Bella gets mono. Edward blames himself and feels guilty for hurting Bella again. Bella still is paranoid that Edward will leave her and starts to have convincing dreams that he will leave while she is recovering.
i wrote this a long time ago, just for myself. review and tell me if you like it and i'll keep posting. its 8 chapters now but i might tweek the end a tad. Set after Edward comes back at the end of new moon.
2. Chapter 2
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I dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt and pulled my hair into a pony tail. I had gotten up too late so I skipped over breakfast. I grabbed my books and ran out to get into Edward’s car.
He looked me over, I guessed he was trying to decide if I looked tired enough to force me to go back to sleep. He opened his mouth to tell me something and Alice stopped him, “Oh, Edward, stop being such a control freak. She’s going to sleep later. Let her go to school already.” He threw her a disapproving look but sighed and pulled out of my short driveway.
As we sat in our first class, I knew Edward was waiting for an excuse to take me home, so I tried to look normal. He didn’t say anything but continued to watch me more than usual. The day went on like this until I got to my only class without Edward, math. We took a quiz and I was done early. I turned it in and sat back down at my seat, exhausted. I knew Edward would be watching me through someone’s thoughts but I couldn’t stop myself. I put my head down on my desk and closed my eyes.
I jumped up when I heard the bell ring. Had I really slept through that whole class? Outside, in the hallway, I saw Edward coming towards me through the crowd, worry etched on his perfect face. “Bella-”
“Stop,” I cut him off, I already knew what he was going to say. “I’m fine, just a little tired, that’s all. I don’t need to go home.”
“Bella, are you sure? Why do you need to stay if you’re going to sleep through all your classes anyway?” he tried to reason with me.
“Only one class and I didn’t miss anything. I didn’t eat breakfast. I just need some food in me and I’ll be fine in no time,” I assured him.
“Can’t I just take you home?” he begged.
“Nope. Let’s go get some lunch.” I took a step towards the cafeteria and held out my hand for his. That was a mistake. He looked pointedly at my hand and my eyes followed his. My hand was shaking hard, like I was freezing cold. “I just need food, really, I’m fine.” He groaned and took my trembling hand, leading me into the cafeteria.
As soon as we were through the doors to the cafeteria, my bad luck hit. My knees buckled and I stumbled, almost running into a freshman with a tray full of food. Edward caught me and his hands tightened around my waist, about to pull me up into his arms. I put my hand on his chest, stopping him.
“Honestly, Edward. It’s a weird day when I don’t fall down.”
“True,” he agreed and let go of me, taking my hand again. I took another step and my legs completely gave out. My whole body was shaking and I felt dizzy. Edward caught me before I hit the floor and swung me up into his arms. I felt so horrible that I just closed my eyes and leaned my face against his chest, not even worried about all of my peers watching me being carried away.
“I’m sorry Bella, but you’re not okay.” I couldn’t argue with him anymore, I knew I was sick. The cold wind outside felt amazing on my skin and when I heard a car door open, I was confused how he got it open while holding me. Then I heard her voice.
“Sorry Edward, by the time I saw her fall, it was already too late, I just went for the car,” Alice’s high voice told him. Edward pulled me into the backseat and kept me on his lap.
“Are you alright Bella?” Edward’s cool voice asked into my ear. I just nodded against his chest, not really knowing if I was or not.
“Bella, you have to tell me what you’re thinking, how you’re feeling.” He often asked me what I was thinking but this was different, more urgent.
“I’m just tired…and my head hurts. I was really dizzy,” I answered him quietly. “Where are we going?” I asked when I realized I didn’t know.
There was a pause when he didn’t say anything for a few seconds then he said, “We’re just taking you to Carlisle, don’t worry about a thing Bella. I’ll take care of you,” he promised. “Just try and sleep now, love.” He kissed the top of my head and I did what he said, trying to fall asleep against his chest.
After a few minutes I couldn’t sleep and I realized it was because I was burning hot. My head was spinning. “Edward? I think I’m hot…and I think it’s making me dizzy.” I had barely said it when he leaned me away from his chest and pulled my sweatshirt off. When he held me against his chest again, it was his cold, bare skin I was leaned on. “Thanks,” I said weekly. I felt so much better already.
“I love you,” he answered. “Try to sleep.”
“Promise you won’t leave me,” I said with guilt clear in my voice. Even in my weakened state I knew what my words would mean to him. I had to hear him say it though because I was scared of falling asleep without knowing.
“Bella, I will not leave you. I promise, I swear. I won’t even let you go until you wake up,” he said, taking my hand in his and pulling it up to his lips to kiss it. He squeezed it gently and I knew he was telling the truth.
Feeling very safe in his arms, I finally let myself fall into unconsciousness.