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A Time of Darkness

Edward and Bella are in love. Edward is a vampire, Bella is a girl whose scent calls to him. Edward almost kills Bella one night. What will Edward do?  

ENJOY! bytheway, does anyone want to make me a banner? I mean, i dont want to beg or anything, [PLEASE! (; ] but i noticed, that the description looks, EXTREMELY LAME without one. danke

2. Epiphany

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Bella’s POV

I went up to bed, dressed in sweats and a white tank top. Charlie was already asleep, I could hear his snores. I was just waiting up for Edward.

As if he could read my thoughts (although I knew he couldn’t) he popped through the window. He was looking no better than before. His dark circles under his eyes, were darker than normal, a sure sign of stress.

“Hi, Bella. How are you?” He asked, out of simple courteous I was sure.

“I’m good, thanks for asking. But how are you? You know I’m not mad. I still love you more than anything.” I said. I wanted him to know that. It was pure necessity. This made him grimace, I wasn’t sure at what. Whether it was the memory, me not being mad, or me saying I still loved him. Honestly, I preferred it to be the first.

“I’m fine.” He stated simply. Didn’t seem like he was in the mood for talking. I ignored that and went on.

“Over with your hate for the word fine I see.” I joked, trying to make light of the situation. He completely ignored me.

“Shouldn’t you be going to sleep? School tomorrow.” He went on. Seemed to me like he’s getting to like these short sentences.

“Will you come lay by me? Please Edward.” I was close to getting on my knees and begging.

He finally came to lay by me. He was quiet and deep in thought. I was too, though surely not about the same thing he was. I was thinking about what he was thinking about. He seemed consumed over some subject. I finally built up the courage to ask.

“What are you thinking about?” I questioned him.

“Right and wrong.” He answered. STILL with these short answers. Definitely getting on my nerves.

I didn’t quite understand. But it worried me. He always said that it was wrong of him to be with me. What if he finally put these fears into action, what if he left! I suddenly started hyperventilating. Edward was sitting up.

“What’s wrong Bella?!” He asked with urgency. “Bella, Bella?! Are you okay? Do I need to get Charlie? Or Carlisle?”

“No, no. I’m fine, just, just worried” I prayed he wouldn’t ask what about.

“About what?” He asked. DANGET! Think fast Bella, I wished I were better at lying.

Finally I just decided to go with the truth. “Well….I was worried, about your thoughts. I don’t want you to leave. I love you too much.”

“Bella…” He started, clearly exasperated, “You know I’ll stay as long as it’s what’s best for you.” As he said this, I had an epiphany.

He thought he was dangerous to me, which he clearly was, but not the way he thought he was. If he left now that, that’s when he would be dangerous to me. I cannot live without him. And he was still thinking that I would be better if I never knew him. Which, if he wanted me to be a lonely woman living with 40 cats for the rest of my life (I shuddered at the thought), then I guess that would be better. No, scratch that. NOTHING in this world is better than me and Edward together. But why can’t he realize that?!

“Edward, I trust you. I love you, and you love me back, right?” I said, I was beginning to doubt things. Suddenly I got really tired and was fighting my eyelids. Danget, didn’t seem to be a battle I was gonna win. Wonderful timing, I said to my brain.

“Just go to sleep, love” He said, well I noticed two things. One: He never said he loved me back, that caused a sharp pain in my body. Two: He said love, so that had to count for something, right? And then I drifted off to sleep.

Edwards POV

Right: Leaving Bella

Wrong: Staying with Bella

Right: Making her safe

Wrong: Keep putting her in danger

I went on like this for a while; the wrongs were outweighing the rights.

I looked at the clock, 2:00 AM. Bella was asleep, I decided it was time to go home. I ran home, running my fastest, it helped me clear my head. I ran without a destination, after about an hour, I headed home. I was greeted by my family all in the front room.

“Oh, Edward-“ started Esme.

I cut her off. And I told them about my decision. All of them looked wary, but agreed.

Bella’s POV

I woke up with a scream. I turned towards Edward, my safe harbor, but he wasn’t there.

Huh? I asked myself. Then I remembered, he said he would leave when I went to sleep. That didn’t help my dream at all.

I was dreaming, and Edward and I were in our meadow. Suddenly, there were these eight vampires with red, ravenous, eyes all looking at me. Three of them had super pale, almost translucent skin, and I knew I recognized them from somewhere, but I couldn’t quite place where. Edward just stood there, and suddenly he disappeared. At once all eight of the vampires came running at me, yes blood red and hungry.

I shuddered at the memory. I looked at my clock, 3:45 AM. Ugh, I didn’t want to go back to sleep, I was worried about what my conscious might show me. I finally fell back asleep awaking to the beeping of my alarm clock.

I didn’t know why, but I had the feeling today would be the worst day of my life.