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A Dark Adaptaton of New Moon

Summary:
It's been a year since Edward left Bella. Strong ties bond Jacob and Bella together, but one night of surpise and misfortune will forver change the lives of these three people. What would you do when all you love is violently taken away?


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32. Chapter 32 - Gabriel

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Chapter 32

G A B R I E L

Gabriel's POV:

I had poisoned her heart with deception, but breaking it was the only way, the only avenue I had left to get to it. I am not proud of what I've done, making her grieve over my concoction of Edward's death, but I'd do it again if I had to. I love her and my love is selfish. It is dangerous for it consumes me whole and makes me a hazard for her. Her blood entices me in ways that frighten me. It is too seductive, too wicked and far too exquisite. There are times I unjustly resent her for inadvertently torturing me, but if it's the price I have to pay to be able to breathe the same air as her, then I'm fully committed.

The pain that I have cruelly inflicted upon her was killing her, gnawing at the core of her heart. Her eyes, once bright and vivacious, are now far and dead. I couldn't do this to her any longer. She had suffered far too much to have to endure such misery. I had convinced myself that I would tell her the truth, that I would come clean and tell her what she longed to hear... that he was alive, that it was all a fabrication of my sick and dying heart.

My heart stopped when I saw her standing there - fire burning behind her glossy eyes. It was almost too much for me to bear, watching her stand as her soul was falling apart. I walked up to her, contemplating my decision, hoping that I could stop and walk away, leaving her to mourn his forged death - but I couldn't. I couldn't murder her soul.

Her eyes fell to the ground at my first step and a piece of my heart fell with it. I was only two steps away from losing her once again and I knew it, but at the sight of her breaking face, I couldn't stop myself. I took another step and something small and seemingly insignificant occurred. Her heart palpitated and her chest rose a fraction of an inch as if she was taken by surprise or wanted to move forward. I hesitated for a moment - completely taken aback by this subtle gesture and quietly intrigued. I walked around her slowly, watching her carefully as I circled her, listening to her beating heart and studying her reaction. She was trying to control her breathing, perhaps in an effort to keep from crying. Her eyes burned like amber under a sea.

As I came around her, facing her, the most peculiar yet wonderful thing happened. As her tears broke, her eyes came alive. The falling tears seeming to take with it all the pain. I reached out my hand and placed it on her face, the touch of her skin sending currents through my fingers. She leaned forward and wrapped her arms around me... and I was home again. I almost broke down right then and there. I was in my favorite place of all... in her arms once again. I kissed her. I was completely overwhelmed in not one emotion but many... compassion, hope, surprise, desire, and love... most of all, love. The love I have for this woman, for this angel, is far beyond any thought, any force, any conception. It is omnipotent.

Just when I thought I had lost this battle, this tug of war over her heart, she came to me. She took me in her arms, her heart beating wildly, coming back to life. Her lips quivered under mine and her tears ran along my face. I was in completely spell bound, caught in her rapture. Her body, a temple of beatitude and mystique, was irresistible. There is no doubt that this is my wife. Every curve, every fold, every mole was there, just as it had been a thousand years ago. Her moans were just as provocative as before. The room surrounding us vanished from my sight as I penetrated her, her facing creasing beautifully. Heaven could not evoke the ecstasy I felt when making love to her. I love her, more than love was intended to be felt, more than all the love in the world combined. She has returned to me, awakening the man I use to be.

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Edward's POV:

Something has changed. The despair I felt from Bella has waned. The pain is still there, but less intense. I can't figure it out. Is she asleep? Is she perhaps, dreaming? Whatever it is, it has subdued her.

"Edward, I need to talk to you" says Alice from behind me. I turn around and find her staring at me anxiously.

"Yes?"

She takes a deep breath, fidgeting with her fingers as she walks over and sits by the windowsill with me. She looks worried.

"Have you thought about what will happen when you find Bella?"

I look at her quizzically.

"Ok, I'll just lay it out there... I'm worried for you Edward."

"What?" I frown

She bites her lips and struggles with her thoughts.

"Edward, you are aware of Gabriel's abilities, right?"

"He's a chameleon. He copies other people's abilities." I say matter of factly.

"And he keeps them" she says bleakly. I sigh and turn my eyes back to the window.

"Alice," I say tiredly, "I don't care what he knows or can do. I'm going to find her and I'm going to take her back, no matter what it takes."

"Edward," she says annoyed. "He is over a thousand years old, older than Aro and much more powerful. He's had over a thousand years to acquire abilities. He can read minds, track, manipulate thought, bend air, move fire and earth..."

"And I don't care." I turn to look at her. "Seriously, Alice... what am I to do? Yes, he's prolifically powerful, but what am I to do. Abandon Bella? Turn my cheek the other way and let him take her? I love her, Alice. I will face any man, any vampire, the devil himself if I have to, but I have to find her and bring her back home, even if it kills me."

"But Edward..."

"Wouldn't you do the same for Jasper?"

My point silenced her. I am aware of what Gabriel is. Though he's only part vampire, his power exceeds that of an army of vampires. He is a weapon of mass destruction and the odds are clearly against me. My only hope is Bella. If legend proves accurate, she is perhaps the only one that can overpower him.