For the love of a Singer
I have searched for her since the day she was born, My singer. A singer is a precious gift. Its one I will protect and treasure always. That is if life doesn't screw it up! AU reg. pairs OOC EXB
4. Chapter 4
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Disclaimer Stephenie Meyer’s own Twilight and I do not!
For the love of a singer
“Then maybe we should just let Charlie have her so we won’t have to take care of her.” What? Oh, she did not just go there!
“Like your fiancée Rose! We should just let him beat her to a pulp and let her die! That is what you think? I am out of here! I am going to help Bella and Alice. I can’t be near her anymore.” Okay, so I know my wife can be a bitch! But how could she really just suggest Edward do that!
“Rosalie that was awful to think such a thing, I thought we knew you better than that.” I had to agree with Esme, I thought I knew her better too.
For the first time in eighty years, I couldn’t even look at her. After all those times I pulled her back from the darkest nights of remembering what that bastard and his friends had done to her, she had actually suggested we let Charlie snuff out Edward’s singer. I may not know Bella, but I do know that the Edward has been searching for her ever since he watched her being born. We all knew what he was doing at night, we just never said anything. After watching him spend nearly a century alone, in just one day she brought him back from the walking dead. When Rose stormed off, I was not about to follow her this time. I needed to take out my frustrations before I got in Edwards prized Volvo and I smashed it to pieces.
“Wait for me!” I yelled to Edward.
I found the first tree I could and just let loose. I know I looked crazy, but it’s not liked I cared, I’m sure my family understood. I just kept punching and screaming until the tree came crashing down. Feeling somewhat better, I hopped into the car and we were off.
“Okay, so where are we going?”
“Alice was on her way to the New York house when she stopped at a hotel, so that’s our first stop.”
“Right! Then we can take out the trash.” I just wanted to ring Charlie’s bell!
“While we are gone, Carlisle will talk to our lawyer to find out the best way for this to be handled.”
“Whatever, I leave all that lawyer crap to you Jasper, Jenks is scared of you dude!”
“Hey Edward, seriously man… I don’t know what she was thinking; it’s not like her to be that way.” I feel so bad for him right now.
“I know Emmett when I saw her thoughts; it just had me seeing red when she pictured Bella being beaten to death.” Poor Edward shuddered at the thought.
“It must have been hard for the pixie seeing all that over the years and not being able to stop the schmuck.”
“It explains some of her behavior though, I even thought for a while… she was seeing someone else. All those times when she would disappear, she must have been staying away from you so you wouldn’t see it.” Yeah, I thought sometimes she was banging some else too.
“I just feel so frustrated; I want to kill him for touching her like that!”
“I don’t even know her yet and I want to hold him for you!” Jasper dude!
“Hell, no way, I want to pulverize him!”
“Bella they are coming, they’ll be here in five minutes get up!” WHAT!
“Yeah! I’m up, so what’s the plan?” I hope they have one.
“Carlisle is on it, for now we stay here with the guys.”
“Right…not much of a plan. Was Edward upset?” Please say NO!
“Yes! Apparently, he stormed off with the guys to come here.” Damn!
“What if he looks at me differently?” God, we should have never called.
“He won’t, he loves you and that won’t ever change, but Bella you’re going to have to understand something, Edward is going to be… a little over protective.” Oh, okay…
“3-2-1 Jazz!” Oh, so that’s Jasper. They all look so similar.
“Alice darlin, you scared me.” Awe he loves her so much you can see it.
“Yeah, sorry about that, but I had to keep it right.”
“Edward, Emmett thanks for not ripping me apart.” Yeah, someone had to save me.
“No problem pixie!” He must be Emmett.
“I wish you would have told me, I would have helped.” Gosh, he is really here.
“That was my fault Edward, I asked her not to tell you.” I had to fess up.
“Why wouldn’t you want me to know?” Um… duh.
I did not want him to see my face; I closed my eyes and wished I wasn’t there. I didn’t hear him walk into the room, never mind up to me. His hand was the first thing I saw when he put it under my chin and raised my face to look at him. My heart started racing when I looked into his eyes, they were a beautiful golden butterscotch.
“Bella, are you alright?” His voice sounds like angels singing.
“Yes, I’m all right. I see your shoulder is fine.”
“Yeah, sorry I had to make you believe that.” I know he risked a lot to save me.
“It’s okay, I really do understand.”
“I was worried about you.” How worried?
“You didn‘t have to worry, Alice has been great to me.” He never had a chance to reply when his phone went off.
“Carlisle, what did he say?”
“He said, since Bella’s still in school, Charlie can fight her moving out until she graduates.” No way!
“That’s all he can come up with?”
“No… there are two other options, first Bella can press charges, but Charlie will probably walk on them.” He paused before beginning again.
“Edward, Jenks thinks the best way around everything would be for you to marry Bella the day she turns eighteen then he can’t fight her leaving, since you’d be her husband, of course…she’d have to live here.” Could I really be with her all the time?
“I’ll tell her all the options and let you know which one she selects.”
“Bella, can we take a walk together alone.”
“Sure, okay” I grabbed her hand and led her outside.
She walked with me in silence, holding my hand until I stopped just outside the hearing range of everyone. After a deep breath, I started with the options Carlisle gave me, in the same order. After the suggestion of marriage was made, I held my breath. It was not that I hoped she wouldn’t take it, I actually wanted her too. I waited patiently while she thought over the options.
“Okay… well reporting on Charlie is out of the question. He will retaliate and I probably will not… survive it. I do not like the idea of hanging around and fighting him in court because that gives him, more chances to hurt me. Edward what do you think I should do?” Marry me! I wanted to yell.
“Well if you remove the first two it only leaves the third option, would you want to marry me so I could protect you?” And maybe one day love me back.
“Yes… I suppose I could do that. I mean …it would be in name only. But is it something you really want to do?” Honestly, I want more then in name only.
“Bella… I have no problem with marrying you... I… feel very protective of you…and, honestly, I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.” There I said it.
“Then… don’t.” Did she just say we could be together?
“So, our plan is we go to Seattle, and one of us will have to sneak back grabbing your birth certificate and passport, along with mine so we can fly to Las Vegas for your birthday. We’ll exchange vows and be back that night, moving you out of Charlie’s house and into mine.”
“Edward, what if your family doesn’t like me?” From her expression this really worried her.
“This suggestion came from my father Bella, if he had a problem with it, he never would have suggested it. And as far as everyone else… well, I don’t think they would have a problem with it, except for maybe Rose, but I could care less what Rose thinks.”
“Okay - if you think it will work and you’re okay with it, then I’m okay with it.” Amen! Alice’s POV
“3-2-1 Jazz!” Yay!
“Alice darling, you scared me.” Well you scared me first!
“Yeah, sorry about that, but I had to keep it right.” I wish I didn’t need to…
“Edward, Emmett thanks for not ripping me apart.” I really didn’t want that!
“No problem pixie!” Hey, do not mess with the hair you big lug!
When Carlisle called, we all heard what Bella’s options were. The question was which one she would see as her best option. When they went for their walk, we caught up on the events for the last three days and my numerous visions. I saw it the minute Bella decided to follow Carlisle and Jenks’s advice.
“Pack up the cars boys; we have a wedding to get to.” I chirped happily.
“Seriously? She’s gonna do it?” Emmett just gawked at me.
“Yep, and were leaving for Seattle the minute they get back.”
When they walked in the door, still holding hands I had another vision, but I blocked it
before Edward had a chance to see it. I wanted it to be a surprise.
“Okay, let’s go. We have a few stops to make along the way to Vegas.” I squeaked.
“Everyone into the Volvo.” Hey, was that a smile Edward?
“But Edward, what about my truck?” Can’t we forget the piece of junk?
“I got it; I could use the extra time to clear my head. I’ll meet you in Seattle at the hotel.”
“Oh okay, but it doesn’t go over 55 mph.” And that’s pushing it!
I didn’t say anything when I saw him and Rose were going to be having some issues.
Edward put Bella in the front seat and boy was I happy to be snuggling in the back seat with Jazz, I missed him! Of course, in the Volvo we were miles ahead of Emmett in the truck. It was so cute to watch Edward and Bella stealing quick glances at each other. They were going to be so happy when this was all over.
We were back in half the time that it took to get there. Edward let us out on the side of the highway so we could run home. We had to get everything ready. Edward had already called Carlisle so he was handling the lawyer. By the time we walked through the door, Carlisle and Esme were waiting for us with their luggage in hand.
“Okay, you two go pack for the everyone else, we have all the papers already in our suit cases, but we should hurry before Charlie wakes up.”
I knew they were coming, Carlisle had decided to see his first son’s impromptu wedding the minute Edward told him. He knew Edward enough to know, Edward would not be marrying anyone else…ever again. He would do everything in his power to ensure his first-born son stayed happy with Bella. Even if Rose was not coming, I couldn’t help but feeling very excited! Bella may have thought that Edward was marrying her only to save her, but we all knew better. Edward would never marry someone he did not love and he definitely loves Bella.
So, once we had everything from our house, we were off to Bella’s. Charlie was still asleep when I snuck in through the kitchen window. I quickly packed her stuff, but honestly, I was wincing the whole way, where did she shop a thrift shop? Well that is going to change; I will make sure of that! Her documents were right where she had hidden them, under her mattress with what little money she had brought with her. I was long gone before Charlie woke up.
“Did you get everything, in case we can’t get back?” Please, like I haven’t pulled enough braking and entering’s in my life!
“Yes Carlisle, but I didn’t take anything he would notice.”
“Good… let’s go!”
I felt a little awkward after letting Alice and Jasper off on the highway. What do you say to a man who is marrying you to protect you from an abusive father? I know Alice caught me sneaking peeks at Edward, I just could not get wrap my mind around how beautiful he was. Looking at him was like looking at a Greek God with his perfectly chiseled features, golden eyes, bronze hair in disarray, he was for lack of a better word perfect.
When we arrived at the hotel to check in, I couldn’t believe the number of women who were staring at him, but he acted like he never even saw them. I know I had no right to be, but I was… jealous.
“Bella why don’t you take a shower and I’ll order you some food okay?”
“Yeah, okay um...Edward, thank you…you know - for everything.”
“You’re welcome, but Bella you don’t have to thank me for everything, I’m not doing anything I don’t want to, all I ask is for you to just - keep an open mind, when it comes to - us.” I could see by the way he raked his hands roughly through his hair that he was worried about something, but I didn’t know what.
I wasn’t too sure what he meant by that. Did he mean that after we were married, I should not get upset when he went out with other girls? Oh. My. God, did he already have a girlfriend? No that cannot be it, he asked me to be his girlfriend before my trip with Alice. Maybe Alice would tell me tomorrow when she arrives.
I just shook my head and went to take a shower; luckily, the hotel was one of those nice ones that had bathrobes in the bathroom because I was tired of wearing the same clothes. It was somewhat embarrassing walking around in the bathrobe, I felt so naked and exposed. I think Edward noticed because he grabbed my hand and dragged me to the couch.
“Bella are you afraid? Of me…or us” Nervous does not count as afraid.
“Afraid? No, just confused. Once we are married, I don’t know what we were supposed to do or not to do.” A little help here please.
“Bella in a few days we are going to be married, so we don’t have to do anything until we want to and I won’t make you do anything you don’t want to do.” But what does that mean? Could he be any more vague?
“But what…do you want out of it?” Please give me a hint.
“You - just - you, that’s all I want or have ever wanted.” So when Alice said he loved me, she was right?
“So…what Alice said…it’s true?” It cannot be what could I possibly offer him.
“That depends on what she told you.” Go with the truth Bella.
“She said, you’ve been waiting - for me…,” I wasn’t sure why, but I was afraid he would
see how much I was blushing.
“Then yes, what Alice said is true.” Okay, Wow!
“Oh…um…okay.” Was all I could whisper out when he cupped my face in his hands.
“Bella, can I try something?”
“Yes.” It barely came out as a breath.
“Just stay very still…don’t move.” My breath caught as he leaned in and placed a very short soft kiss on my lips, he pulled back after the third time.
“Oh…that was…something… I have wanted to do for a very long time.” The way he chuckled made me giggle too.
He was so sweet tasting, it remind me of honey and vanilla. That was definitely something I hoped we could do more of, especially after we were married.
“You should eat, before it gets cold.” I wanted something, but it was not food!
Ultimately and sadly, that was the end of his experiment. After dinner, I found myself curling into a ball in bed still wearing the bathrobe from my shower, while he paced the room. It was just like sleeping in the hotel with Alice. It felt a little lonely.
A/N I know wow that was fast, but they still have a way to go before HEA