There are a lot of "if Edward never came back" stories, and in the ones I've read, Edward always runs into Bella or caves and comes back. What if Bella went looking for Edward? Bella tripped over a loose floorboard in her room. she finds some things she thought she had lost under it. does this mean Edward really loves her? she's going to find out. look out for the sequel to Somewhere! it's called Nowhere!
My inspiration for this story is when Bella has a fantasy on the flight to Italy in New Moon about following Edward around the globe after Alice told her she would change her. Also, though this story is kinda against the other "if Edward never came back" stories, I just want to say that those stories rock! Enjoy the story! Disclaimer: I am not Stephenie Meyer. I just like writing Twilight fanfic.
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When I got off the plane, I immediately started to look around for Edward. If I was lucky, I would be able to intercept him while he was still at the airport. I didn’t see him anywhere.
I quickly found the exit doors – luckily it was nighttime – and stepped out into the open. I didn’t know exactly what his scent was because I had never seen him in this form, so I had to go off the one I faintly remembered from my time as a human. I searched around a little bit and finally found it.
I followed it for a few miles until it suddenly became even stronger. He must have lingered here for a while. Maybe he had been trying to hunt, this place was pretty secluded.
After a few more minutes, I saw a flash of Bronze to my right. I turned to the side and ran after it. I didn’t have to go very far.
There he was. His back was to me and he was standing perfectly still. I walked up to him at human speed as he turned around. The look on his face was that of awe.
I looked him up and down; I might as well have been blind as a human. He was so gorgeous. I could see every beautiful part of him now; the hard line of his jaw, the soft curve of his perfect lips, the beautiful color of his amber eyes.
He ran up to me and pulled me to his chest. I just laid my head there, extremely happy that I was with him after all this time.
I knew that the way he had reacted would have proved his love for anybody else, but I was still worried about whether he really did love me.
As if he really could read my mind, he said the words I had wanted to hear for the past year.
“I love you.”
I smiled and responded in the same way. “I love you too.” I leaned into him even more as he held me recklessly close. After a few moments of standing there like that, he brought his hand to my chin, and pulled my face up to look at him. Without a word he pressed his lips to mine. He kissed me the way I had longed for when I was human. We didn’t have to worry about my safety anymore; we didn’t have a care in the world.
When he finally pulled away, he asked a question. “Why are you in Houston?”
I thought back to the day before when Alice had told me about Edward having a day layover and Houston. How he had been coming to find me. “Alice told me you would be here. I wasn’t kidding when I said I was coming to find you.” I remembered the day I had called him to tell him that, and how hard it had been to have to hang up on him after I had heard his voice.
There was silence for many minutes. All of a sudden he started speaking very quickly as I remember he does when he’s agitated.
“Bella, I’m so sorry. I never should have left. I thought you would be better off without me. But I spoke to Angela before I got on the plane to Brazil to find you. I saw in her head just how bad it got for you. If I was human I would imagine I would look the same way. I –“
I put my hand to his mouth to stop him. I didn’t want to hear any more apologies. I understood why he thought he had to leave, even if I didn’t think it was valid. “It’s ok. I know. I don’t want to ever have to talk about this again. Let’s just focus on the present.”
He removed my hand from his mouth and took it in his. “Just one question then.”
“Why are you changed?”
Uh oh. I knew this question was coming, but I hoped that I would have more time to build up my answer. I decided to tell him the main reason that the rest of his family knew, not about my hoping. He would be angry enough that I was changed in the first place, let alone that I changed to be with him when he thought he wasn’t worth it. He would never believe me, but he was worth so much more.
“Both Alice and I knew that there was no way I would ever be able to find you while I was human. So, Carlisle changed me. That was about a month ago.”
He looked agitated, but he did not speak. We just stood there, holding each other, for the next several hours.
I had just found a deer and was chasing it when I came across a different scent. It was new, but familiar somehow. I stopped in my tracks, letting my prey get away, and inhaled. Could it be? No, Bella’s scent was different. This scent was sweeter, yet not appetizing as Bella’s was. It was the best smell – other than Bella’s – that I had ever smelled in my entire existence.
I turned around to follow it and laid my eyes on none other than my beautiful Bella. She was so beautiful; my memories had not done her justice. But after a few moments, I discovered why I had noticed changes in her voice and smell. She had been changed. I was infuriated at first that nobody had told me about this, but I cooled down once I looked into Bella’s deep brown eyes.
I ran up to her and pulled her into a tight hug and said the only words I could say at a moment like this.
“I love you.”
The worried look she had been wearing on her face instantly turned into a smile as she leaned into me.
“I love you too,” she whispered. I held her tighter to me, figuring that she had been changed so I never again had to worry about being careful with her again.
I pulled her chin up with my hand and pressed my lips to hers, being more reckless than I had ever been. She responded in the exact same way and I was reminded of just how much I had missed her.
After a few more minutes, I spoke. I had so many questions for her, but I decided to ask the most important first.
“Why are you in Houston?” I asked.
“Alice told me you would be here. I wasn’t kidding when I said I was coming to find you.”
“Oh.” That seemed like a pretty obvious thing. Why didn’t I think of that?
It was silent for many more minutes before everything I had been holding in spilled out.
“Bella, I’m sorry. I never should have left. I thought you would be better off without me. But I spoke to Angela before I got on the plane to Brazil to find you,” I said in a rush. “I saw in her head just how bad it got for you. If I was human, I would imagine that I would’ve looked the same way. I-“
She put her hand to my mouth, stopping me from speaking. “It’s ok. I know. I don’t want to ever have to talk about this ever again. Let’s just focus on the present.”
I moved my hand to my mouth and took her hand in both of mine. “Just one question then.”
“Why are you changed?”
She hesitated, probably trying to find the right way to explain it. “Both Alice and I knew that there was no way I would ever be able to find you while I was human. So, Carlisle changed me. That was about a month ago.”
Wow. She had changed herself just to find me? Why would she do that? I was going to have to have a little talk with Alice when we got home.
And then her control. If she was only a month old…we weren’t that far away from people. Well, I’ve always found Bella to be amazing; this is just another thing to add to the list.
I thought of asking her my questions, but decided against it. I didn’t want to ruin the moment by talking right now, and neither did she. We just stood there in each others’ arms for the next several hours, without a care in the world, together at last.