[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
7. Chapter 7
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"GGGRRRHHH, damn it Alice, if you take one step closer I swear…,"
"Relax Edward, just hear me out. I am not coming in there and I'm not going to talk to
Bella till you're both ready. But until then, I am going to hang out here. Look at it like your own little pixie police. I'm only here to make sure those ass's don't get within a mile of you two. I just want my favorite brother to be happy. And if Bella's even half as wonderful as Kate and Carmen say, then you’re one lucky vampire. Besides if she's your one and only, that makes her my new sister."
I can't fight that logic. She is right; Bella is part of the family even if I were to shelter her forever.
"Okay just don't intrude on Bella's privacy. I can't lose her ever, it would kill me."
"Just warn her that I'm here to protect both of you. Let her know I won't come in and keep an ear out for my thoughts, in case you and Bella need to take a run for fun."
"I don't know if Bella's going to be happy about you being here. Alice, I am afraid I'm going to do one thing wrong and she's going to run away from me. When is too much, too much?"
"Edward just talk to her, explain your fears and let her tell you hers. Tell her how you feel about her. You'd be surprised how far talking will take you. Now go back inside before Bella wakes up."
"Thanks Alice, but keep in mind if she gets upset you're going home. And, incidentally, where exactly is Jasper going to think you are going all the time?"
"Oh that's easy, I'm going to stay around the house and the minute someone leaves, I'll say I'm going hunting or shopping. I've filled the car with tons of bags already, so they'll never suspect. See you later!"
"Edward who were you talking to?" Oh my God she heard me.
"I'm so sorry Bella; I didn't mean to wake you."
"Who's Alice?" I could smell the salt wafting towards me.
"Alice is my sister and she wants to hang in the woods to deflect the ass's I call my brothers. I'm sorry, if you want her to leave, she will I promise."
"Edward you don't have to be afraid, I won't ask you leave." The cracking in her voice broke my heart.
"Bella, why are you crying?" I couldn't stay on the couch, I had to be near her.
"Because I was afraid."
"Of me?" I asked as I wipe the tears from her cheeks.
"No, I am afraid you'll disappear on me."
"Bella, I've waited 109 years to find you, and now that I have, I couldn't leave you for anything or anyone."
"Edward can I ask you to do something for me?"
"Will you stay in here while I sleep?"
I wasn't sure where she wanted me to stay, till she moved to the other side of the bed making room for me. Okay this is a first; I'm going to be lying in her bed, next to her! Yeah if I had a beating heart, it would have pounded its way out of my chest. I lay down gently next to her for about an hour until she rolled over and wrapped herself around me. If I wasn't in heaven before that, I definitely was now. The desire to do the same as she had done won out in the battle with my morals. By the time Bella woke in the morning her cheek rested against my chest, with my arms wrapped securely around her.
"Good Morning Edward."
"Good morning Bella."
"Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't…," she squeaked as she leapt out of bed.
"Bella, you didn't do anything that I didn't want you to do." Till you left.
"Really, you're not mad?" Not a chance.
"No, I was very happy till you jumped away from me. Now it's kind of lonely over here."
"Then can I come back over there?" Please, Please, Please!
"I would love if you did." Yes time to snuggle!
She didn't reply as she crawled shyly back to her starting position. We just lay there and enjoyed our closeness to each other. It wasn't until her stomach voiced its presence did we finally get up.
"Edward um…I don't need to eat…I um…need to hunt."
"Do you want to go alone or would you like my company?" She so adorable when she nibbles on that lip! Bella’s POV
God how do I say this without sounding stupid.
"Edward could I watch you first?" Geez, I don't remember that floor board looking so interesting before.
"Bella are you afraid I won't like what I see?" Yeah of course!
"Yes." I whispered
"I can promise you that won't happen, but to make you feel more at ease, I will be more than happy to let you see me hunt first. But I'm going to need something from you to give me a little courage." What could he possibly need?
"A kiss." I didn't bother to reply because honestly, I wanted nothing more.
Feeling him wrap his arm around me again made me feel like I was safe from everything.
Watching his butterscotch eyes dance with excitement made me shiver. When he finally reached my lips, I found I couldn't keep my hands out of his hair. As I tried to pull him closer, I was overflowing with excitement when he reached around my neck and helped me with the pulling of our body's closer until we couldn't get any closer. God if I didn't have to breath I would never have broken it off. When we finally did, both of us were panting. His eyes had turned pitch black and when he stared into my eyes I felt like I could have melted right there in his arms.
"Bella, I love you."
"I love you too." It came out so softly I wasn't sure he heard me.
"Let's go Love." Yeah he heard me.
We ran for about fifteen minutes before he caught the scent of a bear. I leapt into a tree so I could watch. He has to be the most graceful hunter I have ever seen and watching him leaping around and dragging it to the ground, I thought, god he's going to think I'm the lousiest he's ever seen. I sighed when he drained it dry.
"What's wrong? Did I scare you?"
"No… it's just you're so graceful and I'm not going to be as good as you are."
"I highly doubt that, I think you're perfect, graceful and beautiful. You're never going to disappointment me, now let's go find you something okay?"
It only took another five minutes before we found a herd of moose. He let go of me and said: "Just do it!" as he chuckled.
I tried to pretend he wasn't there by closing my eyes and letting the scents grab and pull me to the herd. I pounced on the biggest bull and twisted him to the ground. After I drained him, I looked up and found Edward striding towards me. He pulled me into his arms smiling from ear to ear. God I love that smile.
"You were marvelous my little lady!" He laughed as he spun me around before putting me back down and placing light kisses across my lips.
Then he froze and snapped his head towards the cabin. The expression on his face was of pure horror.
"Edward, I have a message from Eleazar. He said 'take my treasure and run.' We're almost to you. I tried to reach them, but the Volturi got to Denali before I could warn them."
"Edward what's wrong?"
"The Volturi." he seethed.
A/N Oh the dreaded Volturi!