A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
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15. Alright Soon
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As soon as my seat belt was buckled, Edward shot off into the night. One glance at the poor steering wheel told me that his external calm demeanor was only a facade.
“What are you thinking?”I asked quietly. I somehow didn’t want to disturb the tense silence that filled the car.
Edward didn’t speak for so long that I began to wonder if he was going to answer. I knew he had heard since vampires had excellent hearing, “I’m thinking,” he paused again, “about what to do with you. I should kill you because of what you know and the last thing I need is more reason to kill you, but there are complications with that course of action….”
“And what are those complications?” I asked, hoping against hope that it was love that was stopping him from ripping my throat out.
“Well, Alice would kill me if I did anything to you. She’s become quite attached, you know.” We both smiled, “And then there’s the part of me that I don’t quite understand. The part of me that wants to protect you with my life. The part that never wants to let you out of my sight.”
“Ah. And which part do you think will win out?” I asked, trying to not get excited. I should be afraid for my life, but the emotion just wouldn’t surface. I willed my heart to beat normally. I had a feeling it wasn’t going to obey.
“I-I don’t know. Frankly Bella, I’m tired of staying away from you. I don’t think I can stay away from you anymore. I never want you out of my sight again.”
“Why do you think you feel that way?” I queried. I was fishing for three little words, yes, but who can blame me? I hadn’t heard them from him in so long.
“I’m worried I might scare you if I told you how I felt…,” Edward said slowly.
“I’m not supposed to feel this way about you. You’re human! The most interesting human I’ve ever met, but I’m not supposed to love you.”
My heart stopped. “You love me?” I asked my voice cracking.
“Yes. I’m sorry. It just slipped out. I’m so sorry. I understand if you don’t reciprocate my feelings. I’ll stay away from you from now on. You won’t ever have to see me again. You will-“
“Edward,” I cut him off, “I have a confession to make…. I love you, too.”
“Oh, this is wrong. What are we going to do? You aren’t supposed to love me, and I am not supposed to love you. I’m dangerous Bella. Grasp that. Please. Run away while you still have the chance.”
“No. I know you and I know your family. You won’t hurt me. You can’t. Like it or not, I’m here, I love you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” I didn’t know where all of my confidence was coming from. In my dream at seventeen, I would never have been so forward. Maybe it was all I had seen. Had my dream changed me that much?
“I don’t know about this, Bella.” I could hear his resolve weakening with every word he spoke. “I need a few hours to process this. I need to look at it objectively.”
“I could give you that, if you promise me something in return.” Knowing Edward, he would try to sacrifice himself for my good and would leave. I would never see him again, and I wouldn’t survive this time.
“What?” He asked.
“You have to be at school tomorrow.”
“I could agree to that. I have an English paper due, after all.” he agreed.
“Deal. I’ll be quiet for the rest of the car ride.”
The rest of the car ride was silent, as promised. Dropping me off at home, Edward silently offered his jacket to me. I didn’t refuse this time. Unbeknownst to Edward, Alice had secretly been supplying me with Edward’s clothes since she found out that I was to marry him. They smelled like him, and I couldn’t resist. It was nice to have something of his that wasn’t stolen.
I folded the jacket, trying my best to hide it, and walked into the house. Before I shut the door, the Volvo has sped away.
“Bells?” Charlie called.
“Yeah dad, it’s me. Just a second, let me go dump my stuff in my room.” Running upstairs, I hid Edward’s jacket in my bed and dumped my purse that had probably cost more than Charlie’s paycheck onto the computer desk.
Texting Alice, I told her what Edward now knew, and asked her to alert me if he had any plans of leaving. Feeling I had done all I could do for tonight, I went back downstairs.
“Who were you with just now?” Charlie asked suspiciously.
“Jessica and Angela. Why?” I asked, not feeling one bit guilty about lying to him.
“Uh-huh. Then why did Jessica call five minutes ago asking for you. Apparently she’s been home for an hour. Would you care to tell me the truth? Do you have a secret boyfriend you’re not telling me about? Were you at a bar? What is it, Bella?” His face was turning purple in worried anger.
Now I felt guilty. “Alright. Don’t freak out, but I was with Edward Cullen. Nothing happened. We ran into each other at…a bookstore in Port Angeles and were catching up. I missed Jessica and Angela at the restaurant. He offered to take me to dinner so they could go home. End of story.” I was rather pleased with myself for coming up with such a believable lie on the spot.
“Was this a date? Is this Edwin your boyfriend?”
“No. Just two friends going out to dinner.” He hadn’t asked if I loved him. It wasn’t a lie per say.
“Then why didn’t you just tell me the truth?”
“I-I’m used to living with mom. She would have blown it out of proportion. It was nothing. Just two friends meeting up. Nothing more,” I nodded once, trying to make myself believe the tale I had just told.
“Alright. Just tell the truth next time, won’t you? I’ll understand.”
“Sure sure, dad. Promise. I’m gonna go to bed now. I’m exhausted.” I was pretty sure that if I ever told him the whole truth he would have a heart attack. It was going to have to be a promise that I never kept. I didn’t like lying to my father, but my only other option was the insane asylum. Never mind the fact that if the Volturi found out he knew we'd both be on their hit list.
Carefully navigating the stairs, I walked into my room and fell into bed. Now that I was out of Edward’s presence, the weight off everything that had happened seemed to collapse on me. I had come so close to ruin. Nearly hyperventilating with shock, I lay back on my pillow and closed my eyes.
Waking up to Alice’s chipper voice, I was quickly herded out of bed and into the bathroom. “It was a really close call for a few minutes last night. Edward almost went back to Alaska. Thankfully, you made him promise to be at school today, and at the last second he decided to keep his word. That was a real stroke of genius, Bella. Oh, by the way, he’s picking you up for school today.”
“He is?” I asked excitedly, only hearing the last part of her monologue.
“Yes Bella, he is. Did you hear anything else I said?” Alice pursed her lips. She knew me so well.
“Not really,” I grinned sheepishly.
“No matter. Let’s get you pretty, shall we?”
“Do I have a choice, Alice?”
“Nope. Sit down.”
I did as she commanded, a hazy excitement washed through me. I’d see him in less than an hour. We had a lot to work through, but things were shaping up and everything would be alright soon.
- A Good Thing
- Secret Sharing
- Love Hate Relationship
- Because, when you're with me...
- Radioactive Bats
- Prelude at La Push
- The Talk
- Speeding Up While Trying to Reverse
- Sun and the Forks Vampire Population
- The Accursed Store
- Death That is Sucking the Honey of Thy Breath...
- The Cat Killer
- Alright Soon
- Jessica Asks A Few Questions
- Taking Chances
- Sunlight Promises
- Surprise Monsters
- A Sunny Parking Garage
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