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Gray Skies Forever

Summary:
Edward leaves Bella again. Victoria attacks her and she becomes a vampire. After eighteen years Bella and her new family move back to Forks. The Cullens are back also. What will happen with Edward's and Bella's relationship? ON THE NEXT CH. PLEASE READ THE AUTHOR'S NOTE AND CHAPTER NOTES! I HAVE IMPORTANT THINGS TO ASK! PLEASE READ! CH 12- THE ANSWER/ NEW STORY! THANKS!




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4. Letters of Love

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Dear dearest Bella, I realize how angry you are with me. Eighteen years ago when I left you again I did it because I had to. I had no choice. Victoria threatened me, she said if I didn’t leave you she would kill you. She had an army. Please believe that I left you for you safety again. I tried to come back to you; I tried to look for you. But then I heard you died and I gave up. I tried to go the Voluturi, but my family stopped me. They told me I couldn’t do that. I remember what you told me when I tried to do it the first time or when we watched Romeo and Juliet on your birthday. So instead I sat in my room for eighteen years. I hunted once every two months and then went straight back to my room. I did nothing, never talked, smiled, and laughed. Guilt and grief overwhelmed me. I was lifeless and soulless for sure. Finally my family pulled me out of my room and lectured me. They told me you wouldn’t want me to mourn. You would want me to move on with my life. Eventually I realized they right. You would have wanted me to move on or I hoped. I went back to school and hunted frequently, but I was still broken inside. When you walked into that cafeteria I wanted to run up and kiss you, but I figured that you probably hated me. When I heard your family’s thoughts I came to the conclusion to take I slow, not to push you. But I couldn’t stop smiling. Bella I love you, always have, always will. I love you with everything I have. I know you hate me, but you have to understand the position I was in. Even if you can’t love me anymore, please just don’t hate me. Talk to me; listen to what I have to say. By the way you’re beautiful; I wished I would have turned you into a vampire long ago. I’m sorry, please forgive me? ~ Love Edward

I folded the neatly written letter that Edward had given to me at school today and tossed it next to my chair. I pulled the other letter out of my back pocket. This one was disordered and crumpled. It was written on notebook paper and folded crookedly. It read-

Dear Bella, Since you have seemed to misplaced your other letter, although I found it firmly placed inside your binder in your bag I will try again. I’m sorry. I know you are apparently even to mad to talk to me, but I have to try. I’m warning you I will be persist. Please just listen to me. I need to explain to you in words-out loud- not through letters. Supposedly I will be visiting your house tonight. Please just let me talk to you. I love you Bella. See you tonight. ~Love Edward

I threw the paper across the room at a blindly fast speed. The Cullens would be here in less than ten minutes. There was no way to escape.

Maria and I had already fought when I tried to leave. They all took her side, even Elizabeth. They blocked the door and windows. They insisted that I settled this tonight. That Edward wanted to try and I was the one wrong here. I ran up to my room and gazed out the window.

I had to face Edward tonight. I couldn’t ignore him anymore. I did still love him; I just… wanted him to suffer the way I did. But if what he said in his letters was true, then I guess he has suffered long enough.

I should give him chance, to at least explain everything. I didn’t want to, but it was the right thing to do. Ugh, why did I always end up doing the right thing, the modest thing?

I flung myself out of my chair as I heard engines pulling up in the driveway. I glanced out my window and sure enough there was a Volvo and a Mercedes pulling up. I saw Edward, Alice, and Jasper get out of the Volvo and Carlisle, Esme, Emmett, and Rosalie get out of the Mercedes.

I slowly walked to my door and walked down stairs. As I reached the bottom of the stairs the door bell rang. I tensed, but walked over to my family in the living room. Maria answered the door.

Elizabeth pulled me against her side and rubbed me back. She ran calming waves through me. I gave her a small smile. She always did help comfort me.

The Cullens walked in, in a single line. Carlisle entered first and shook hands with Maria. She led them to the room where we were gathered in. Esme followed in behind Carlisle, followed by Alice and Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie, then lastly Edward. He had a small smile play across his face when he saw me. He also looked a little smug.

When Esme entered the room and saw me she gasped and ran up to me. She embraced me like my mother used to; only this could have crushed a human.

“Hi mom.” I had started to call her my mom after Edward came back from the Voluturi. In a way she was like my mother.

“Hi sweetie. How are you? You are gorgeous, even more beautiful than I thought. I missed you!” she finally let go. She took my shoulders and looked me over. She pecked me on the cheek and stepped back to reveal Carlisle standing behind her.

“Hi Dad.” I ran up to him and gave him a hug. He was also like my dad. They were the only parents I had now and I always thought of them so.

I pulled back from the embrace.

“Hey Bella. You look good. I missed you too.”

He stepped back to Esme’s side and the rest of his family.

“Hello. I’m Carlisle and this is my wife Esme.”

“It’s nice to meet you.” They all shook hands with one another.

“Well I’m Maria and this is my husband Kyle. This is my sister Elizabeth and her husband Kevin.”

“It’s nice to met you all too. I assume you already know the rest of my family?”

“Yes. So… all of your kids are paired up, well expect Edward, right?” Maria asked innocently

“Yes, correct. Although we all know who is right for him.” Twelve heads turned to look at me. I groaned loudly. I felt my cheeks grow warm as they flushed. Edward looked embarrassed also. He had his head in his hand.

“Yes, I agree. And why they can’t seem to work it out is oblivious to me.”

“OK STOP NOW! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT MARIA! ALL OF YOU STOP NOW! IF EDWARD AND I WANT TO WORK THIS OUT, WE WILL DO THIS OURSELVES. WE DO NOT NEED YOUR HELP!” I go t extremely angry. How dare them. I loved them all, but this was out of line. I stood up and walked over to the door.

Kyle caught me wrist as I turned the knob.

“Oh, no Bella. You are not going anywhere. We’re sorry. Please come sit back down.”

I pulled my wrist out of his grasp. My hand was still clutching the door knob, tempting to make a run for it.

“Yes, we’re sorry Bella. Edward too.” They all apologized.

“Edward can I please talk to you? Privately?” I turned to him. He picked up his head out of his hands to look at me straight in the eyes.

“Yes, of course.” He walked towards me. I heard quiet whispers in the background. I figured they had every intention of listening.

“Don’t you dare thinking about listening? Or looking into the future that goes for you Alice.” I looked at her straight in the eye.

“Alice, we mean it!” Edward added. I assumed that he had read her mind and figured out my comment had meant nothing.

“Fine!” she gave up and Edward looked satisfied. We stoked out the door.

I took off running into the forest. I knew where I was going. It was far enough away that no one could listen and it was the perfect spot for us. The meadow.