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A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Summary:
Hindsight is 20/20, right? What if Bella knew the events of Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and the first portion of Breaking Dawn before they transpired? How would the story change? Would it stay the same. Thanks to MRSBellaCullenBlack for the amazingly wonderful banner! A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makees


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13. Death That is Sucking the Honey of Thy Breath...

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Just as the greasy man raised his fingertips to my check, I realized that my timing was off, and Edward might not be able to save me this time….

The men closed in around me. My eyes were wide with fear. By how much was my timing off? Could I stall? How would I stall? My brain was running a mile a minute and still not coming up with any answers. How was I going to get out of this one? I didn’t want to be another Rosalie.

Just as the man who had blocked the alleyway roughly grabbed my arm, pulling me towards the darkness, I heard the squealing of burning rubber on asphalt. I tried to turn, but the man still tightly gripped my arm.

Hearing the car door slam, I listened intently as each foot fall brought my savior closer to me. Even without looking I knew who it was. As soon as I had heard the footsteps a calm only Edward could induce washed through my body.

The fear in the men was tangible, but one had the courage to yell, “Oi! Seems like you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, Mister. I’d turn around and get in that pretty little car of yours if I were you. We’re…a little busy at the moment, if you get my meaning.” The others laughed.

“Release her.” Edward’s beautiful, yet deadly voice commanded.

“I don’t think so.” The ring leader called back.

“Don’t say I didn’t give you fair warning.” At that he moved so fast he blurred, releasing me from my captors.

I staggered back as he commanded, “Bella, get in the car.”

I knew that voice, and I knew what he was planning to do. Because of my incorrect timing these men were going to die tonight. I couldn’t live with that. “Edward, it’s fine. I’m fine. Just, let’s go.”

“No. It. Is. Not. Fine. Do you know what these vile men are?” He was close to snapping. I had to stop this.

“I walked right up to the angry man I loved and looked directly into his light butterscotch eyes that were getting darker by the second. “Yes, I know what they are, but they don’t deserve to die. I’m fine. Let’s go.”

As he gazed into my eyes I thought I saw a flash of the love I had for him reciprocated. He visibly softened and we walked back to the car together. My attackers had enough self preservation to know to remain silent.

Getting into the car, Edward asked, “Bella, are you sure you aren’t hurt?” His eyes roamed over me, calculating his own analysis.

“I’m fine.” Now that I’m with you… “Thank you.”

Weaving through cars too fast, I conducted my own examination. Edward was still furious, but slowly calming.

“Distract me.” He suddenly blurted.

“What?” I asked, confused. Distracting for us usually involved a lot of kissing. Not that I would be opposed to this, but he wasn’t in control as of yet.

“Prattle on about something unimportant so I don’t go back there and…and…” He looked at me, trying to make me understand. I did.

“Alright. Um,” I racked my brain. What was something unimportant? “How’s Alice?”

“She’s fine. Misses you, but fine.” He replied succinctly. I was going to have to do better.

I could always say what I said in my dream…”Well, I’m going to run over Tyler Crowley tomorrow before school.”

The corners of his perfect mouth rose a little at this. “Why is that?”

“He’s telling everyone that we’re going to Prom together. I don’t even want to go to Prom. I think it’s to make up for nearly killing me, so I figure if I kill him we’ll be even.”

Edward laughed a little. Just then we parked next to the restaurant. I quickly spotted Jessica and Angela.

He got out, circled the car, and opened my door for me. “What are you doing?” I asked, smiling a little. This simple gesture dredged up thousands of memories from my dream.

“I’m taking you to dinner,” Edward replied, flashing me one of his crooked smiles that made my heart melt. It didn’t touch his eyes. “Now, go stop Jessica and Angela before I have to track them down, too. I don’t think I could restrain myself if we ran into your other friends again.”

I nodded, and hurried after my two friends, calling their names.

They rushed over to us. Surprise crossed their faces when they saw who I was standing next to. Jessica, looking me up and down, asked, “Where have you been? We were waiting.”

“I got lost, and ran into Edward.” I shrugged, trying to pass it off as nothing. She wasn’t buying it.

“Would it be alright if I joined you?” Edward asked, leveling his gaze at them.

They were dazzled, “Um…Sure.” Jessica sighed dreamily. I frowned a little. He was mine.

“Actually Bella, we already ate.” Angela corrected, apologetically.

“That’s fine. I’m not hungry.” In fact I was hungry, but putting up a little resistance seemed to be a good idea at the moment.

“I think you should eat something.” Edward commanded.

Looking up at Jessica, he asked, “Do you mind if I drive Bella home? That way you won’t have to wait while she eats.”

“That’s great.” Jessica replied, trying to gauge what I wanted. I winked at her.

“See you later, Bella.” They both called as they got into the car and drove away.

I turned to Edward. “I’m honestly not hungry.”

“Humor me.” He replied as he headed for the restaurant.

I sighed and followed him, knowing I would follow him until the end of time.