Angels Come Back
What if Bella died? What if she could come back?
3. Chapter 3
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“So, did ya miss me?” I asked. They were apparently in shock because they didn’t say anything. After about two minutes of uncomfortable stares, Emmett finally did something, he poked me, “Hey what was that for?”
“I just wanted to make sure you were really here! Good news, you are,” He pulled me into a classic Emmett bear hug, “It’s good to have you back little sis.”
“It’s good to be back Big Bro.”
Carlisle came forward next, he hugged me then said, “Not to be rude, but how are you here?”
I told my story to the rest of my family, when I was done I tacked something on the ending, “I can only say so much on earth. I’m bound by so many rules, I can only say certain things, and it might be hard for me to catch myself in advance, just don’t freak out if you see my mouth moving, but nothing coming out of it.”
Esme was the first to ask a question, “Who are They?”
I took a deep breath, “They are a compilation of all the gods and goddesses for all the religions in existence. They act as a sort of council to the dead, but not exactly. Gods of different religions only intervene into a different religion in strange cases. Cases like min, I had to stand before a full council to come back. It is not an experience I want to repeat any time soon.”
Jasper was next, “You said that you were bound. What’s been bound?”
“I saw a lot of things in limbo. Heaven, Hell, alternate universes. Past, present and future, I can only tell you what you already know, or information that is available to you. For example, I can say that parallel universes do exist because the theory exists. Similarly I can discuss the future with Alice because visions from the future are available to her.”
Rosalie surprised me with her question, “So…there is a Heaven and Hell? Do we go there too?”
I sighed, I knew They would not let me answer this one directly, “I can only tell you that they exist, nothing more. Believe me I wish I could let you know, but They won’t let me.”
There were no more major questions, so the Cullens and I got caught up. The look in Esme’s eyes whenever Edward laughed or smiled mad me want to cry. My stomach interrupted us eventually; the fact that I hadn’t eaten in fifty years probably played a large roll in that action. “Come on, it’s feeding time for the human, “Edward laughed.
There wasn’t any food in the Cullen house as they had a distinct lack of need for it. So Alice Edward and I decided to go out to pick up the essentials. The Cullens had a lot of cars, but none of them looked like anything Edward would drive. There were the massive metal monsters that must have belonged to Emmett, cute little sports cars which practically defined Rosalie, a few very dark cars which probably belonged to either Jasper or Carlisle, tree very bright cars that could only belong to Alice, and two minivans which I assumed belonged to Esme.
Edward grinned sheepishly, “Well you know there’s really no point in owning a vehicle if you’re planning on never leaving your room.”
“Not a problem! I’ll drive!” Alice walked us over to the least ostentatious of her cars. It was bright yellow, and had a lot of numbers on it. “Now you two lovebirds sit in the back, I’m sure you have a lot of catching up to do.” Edward and I slid in back. There was a divider up between the front seat and the back seat, but I didn’t think it would do much good against Alice’s vampire hearing.
“So,” I said, “What’s up?” It was strange, I’d been longing to be back with Edward for what felt like an eternity, but I couldn’t think of a single decent thing to say.
He laughed, “Bella, you are so absurd, I haven’t seen you in fifty years an the best you can come up with is ‘What’s up?’?”
I laughed leaning my head against his stone chest, feeling his arm come to snake around my waist. “I missed you, “I whispered.”
“I missed you too,” He whispered.
“I missed you more.”
“No you didn’t, I missed you more.”
“ How do you figure?” I asked.
“I couldn’t see you, I didn’t know if you were alright. It would have killed me if I could’ve died.”
“See, you’re just driving my point home. Out of sight out of min.”He looked deeply into to my eyes, “You were always on my mind.” Then he did what I’d been wanting for fifty years. He kissed me.