Bella and Edward are getting married, but when an unexpected, univited guest shows up at the wedding, what will happen? Will it be enough to break Bella and Edward apart? Or can true love really conquer all?
4. Chapter 4
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I awoke the next morning, hyperventilating, I had had another dream about Victoria, James and Laurent. Edward was there, sitting at the end of my bed. "Love, are you okay?" He asked. It took me a moment to comprehend what he was asking me.
"Fine... Okay... I think..." I stammered. He was back to my side before I had even realized he had left. He held a glass of water out to me. I drank slowly, thinking. I was making every second with him last. I felt myself slipping back into sleep. "Edward," I managed to mumble in a voice barely above a whisper. " I love you"
"I know." He whispered "I love you too."
"I know." I said, finally losing my grip on consciousness, falling back into more tormented dreams. This time, not of James, Laurent and Victoria, but the dream I once had. It was so long ago it seemed like a different life. So much had changed in just a few years. I dreamed that same dream I had dreamed on that first night after Edward had left me. He was walking away. I was running to catch him, but I was just falling farther and farther behind. I was running... running... I couldn't reach him, then... nothing.
When I awoke from that dream, my throat was dry, and my head hurt. I was sweating but there was chills running up and down my spine.
"Alice" I cracked. My throat was burning. Alice was at my side before I had even finished moaning her name.
"Bella, you have a fever." She exclaimed with her hand on my head. She shoved a thermometer in my mouth. "Your temperature is 102.5 degrees! I'm getting Carlisle and Esme!" I felt myself falling again. I was sinking under the water. I heard Esme. I realized she was speaking to me.
"Bella, Bella are you asleep?" She asked me calmly, though to me it sounded like a murmur. It was as if I was sinking to the bottom of the ocean, and she was floating. She spoke again, this time, to Alice, "What was her temperature again?"
"102.5 degrees" Alice stated in a very false calm voice that kept cracking as she spoke.
The last thing I heard spoken was to me. Esme said one, last, false statement. "Everything will be fine Bella"
Such would not be the case.
I fell back into a restless sleep. When I awoke the next morning, my fever had gone away. I felt more or less okay. I looked at the clock. 12:00 P.M. Noon. I thought. I went into the main part of the hotel room. Edward sat, waiting. He turned to me and said the two words I had been dreading.
We were out of there in five minutes. "Who was there?" I asked.
"Aro and Jane." Carlisle answered.
"What is today's date" I said, not knowing how long I had been asleep in my feverish state.
"August 6th." Alice stated flatly.
I silently counted in my head. 7 days.
"We are going to Seattle for a few days, then taking a long wind around path back to Forks for your and Edwards wedding." Esme said from the front seat.
And that was exactly the plan we followed.
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