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Hiding Bella

[banner removed by admin - please keep banners within 300px by 150px] I found a secret hiding in the Alaskan wilderness while on summer vacation. Now I need to keep that secret safe and protected. But what affect will it have on me? What will happen if its exposed? What will I sacrifice to keep it safe? AU,REG PAIRS


4. Chapter 4

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Hiding Bella

Chapter 4

Edward’s POV

I did not leave this morning like yesterday. I wanted to see Bella's reaction to me being here. Yesterday she seemed so confused when I showed up with the shopping I had done. Therefore, I am testing out a theory, that maybe she was unhappy to see me. However, she was willing to hold my hand last night, when we walked back from the garden. So to say I was confused would be a correct assumption.

This whole being in love thing was so new to me and I did not have anyone to ask. I could not go back and ask my family, they would just ambush me. Just the thought of Tanya trying to touch me made my stomach ache. Compared to Bella, Tanya was a troll. My sweet, amazing, innocent and beautiful Bella had her beat hands down. Before Bella woke up, I made her breakfast like she showed me yesterday. It was kind of fun, even if it did smell like dirt. I do not remember what pancakes are suppose to smell like so I hope I did it right.

"Bella are you sleeping in today or what?" God she is so cute when she sleeps.

"Humm yeah I'm up. Were you just cooking? It smells great in here," so far she seems okay.

"Yes, I was making you breakfast. Do you like pancakes?"

"Yes I do, but you didn't have to do that."

"Bella we went through this yesterday, I am only doing it because I want to. Now come on they are getting cold," she will just have to get use to it.

"Well, thank you for making them for me."

"The pleasure was all mine."

Watching her eat was mesmerizing; my eyes were glued to her every bite, I could not look away. I think I was making her nervous; she kept peeking up from her plate. That was until her face turned to panic and she stiffen in her seat.

I knew what had her panicked, the presence of our fathers approaching. I have to say I shared in her panic; my thoughts were racing through my head a mile a minute. Were they here to take me back? Did they want to separate us?

"Bella I need you tell me do you want me leave?" I could hear the begging in my voice.

"No, I don't," she whispered softly as my dead heart jumped for joy.

"Okay because I don't want to leave either," God I love when she smiles like that.

"Let's go say 'Hi' shall we."

Together hand in hand, we walked towards the spot where they would emerge. I actually forgot to breathe for a second there. In addition, I could hear Bella's heart trying to beat its way out of her chest.

"Bella relax. Please?" I said trying to convince us both.

"I'm scared. Why are they here?"

"I don't know," I really hate when he blocks me!

"Hello Carlisle, Eleazar. It's nice to see you both again."

"Edward, Bella how are you both?"

"We're fine Carlisle, thanks," Why is he blocking me?

"Well you're probably wondering why we're here. So Bella, it's that time of year again," time for what?

"Edward walk with me will you? Let's give Carlisle and Bella their time for his visit with her," Ggrrhhh, yeah I growled at them.

"Edward, you'll still be here when he's done right?" I squeezed her hand to say yes.

"What exactly are you going to do to her?" I growled out.

"Relax Edward, I promise son, I won't hurt her." I just nodded.

I did not take my eyes off her until she went inside. Eleazar motioned for us to leave the clearing and go out of earshot. I followed him cautiously.

"Edward, I see you and Bella have gotten close over the last couple of days."

"Yes, can I be honest with you?"

"Of course."

"I love her! So…I have to ask, are you here to take me back?"

"No, we're here for her yearly visit with Carlisle and to make sure both of you are alright."

"So, do I have your permission to see her romantically? If she'll have me of course.”

"Yes, if she feels the same about you, you have my permission," THANK GOD!

"We should head back, I'm sure Carlisle would like a word with you before we leave."

I was glad we ran back because honestly, I wanted to make sure Bella was okay. I could not stop myself from growling when we entered the cabin because it appeared as if Carlisle had his hands on Bella's breast. Bella jumped up shocked to see us. This revealed Carlisle was just checking her heartbeat.

I tried to relax, but it was a struggle. Bella's head was hung in shame as if she had done something wrong. I had to let her know she had done nothing wrong. I gently lifted her chin and apologized from the bottom of my heart.

"I'm sorry Bella; I jumped to the wrong conclusion. Please forgive me?"

"Yes, I'm just sorry you had to see that," What? Why?

"Don't be."

"Well…since I'm done here Edward, why don't we let Eleazar have a moment with Bella?"

We left the clearing, this time I lead the way towards the garden. This was my chance to ask some questions I have been wondering about. But where to begin? However, he beat me to it.

"Edward is she the one?"

"Yes, but I don't know how she feels about me yet. I want to believe she feels the same, but I can't be sure and I haven't told her yet."

"Well, I'm not sure what to say. I have spoken with her, but I really cannot tell you what she said. Since…I'm her doctor she gets a certain amount of privacy but I can answer your questions as my son."

"How will I know if she feels the same way I do?"

"I would recommend talking to her. I know you can't read her mind so you're going to have to listen to her words and her body language."

"How did you know I can't read her mind?"

"She's a mental shield and a hybrid; this also puts her life in danger. You must know that before you fall in love with her."

"It's too late; I already do love her with all my being! So…he is hiding her from the Volturi?"

"Yes, he is. I am glad you finally found love. You know there's no going back now, it's forever."

"Yes and I'll protect her from the Volturi with my life if necessary."

"I know you will son, I know you will. Let's get back it's getting late."

We were back quickly. I decided I was going to talk to Bella tonight and hope she did not turn me away. When we approached the cabin, I could hear Bella crying, this was not a good sign. I reached out to Eleazar's mind to see why she was crying.

That is when I got my answer to the only question I cared about. She thought I did not feel the same as she did. Eleazar was trying to convince her that was not the case, but she was too far gone to believe him.

"Eleazar, can I speak to Bella alone please?" He said good luck to me in his thoughts when he kissed Bella's head to say goodbye.

"Bella, please listen to me, I know what you think and your wrong. I love you more then you'll ever know."

"No you don't, I saw your face when you looked at my body and you think I'm hideous!"

"No Bella! I thought he was touching you the way I want to touch you. I want to be the only one who touches you!" Why is she shaking her head?

Why won't she listen to me? Okay, if she will not listen to reason, I have no other choice but to show her. She tried to resist when I pulled her into my embrace, but she was going to understand one way or another.

I lifted her chin with my fingers so I was looking directly into her tear soaked eyes. For the first time in my life I placed my lips against hers softly. It took a split second before she started to respond, but she caught on quickly. She tasted beyond amazing. After breaking off sooner then I wanted to, I rested my forehead against hers and I asked:

"Do you believe me now?"

"Yes," She whispered back.

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