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Gray Skies Forever

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!


8. Breakdown

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1692   Review this Chapter

Edward’s POV

“Bella?” I heard Elizabeth yell as I came out of the building. I spotted Bella running away as fast as she could without being suspicious.

She jumped into her Audi and speed off. I went after Elizabeth.

“What going on? What’s wrong with Bella?” I read her thoughts, but she spoke out loud.

“I don’t exactly know. She just left… to think.” The image of what Bella said ran through her head.

“What did you do to her? What happened in the class?” Elizabeth began to blame me, although I probably was the blame.

“Nothing much.” I lied, she could tell but she was interrupted by Maria intruding.

“Hey, what’s going on?”

“Bella ran away.” I told her calmly.

“And you let her get away? Why didn’t you stop her?”

“I tried.” Elizabeth argued back.

It just hit me; I knew where Bella was going. She was going to the meadow, I knew it. That was one place she could relax and think. I ran off from the group.

“Where do you think your going?” Maria yelled after me.

“Finding Bella, I know where she is.”

I dashed off to my Volvo and threw it in reverse. I went a hundred and fifty miles per hour down the highway. When I reached the end of the road, I spotted her Audi. I parked next to it. I started running the second the engine shut off.

When I neared the meadow, I smelled Bella. I smiled to myself. I knew her to well even after all these years. I slowed to a walk and watched my every step so I made no noise. I quietly approached the trees and hid behind them.

She was lying on the ground with her eyes closed. She was completely at ease. She was breath taking as the sun glittered off her skin. I didn’t want to interrupt her so I sat against a tree and watched her closely.

Bella’s POV

It felt like minutes as I sat here, but I knew it had probably been hours. I opened my eyes and sat up. I looked around me, it was twilight.

I took a deep breath of the pine smell surrounding me. I also got a whiff of vampire, not just any vampire, Edward.

I got up in a flash and looked around. He was here, watching me, I knew it.

“Edward, I know you’re here.” I continued to look around the meadow. He finally appeared through a clutter of trees.

“hi.” He stepped forward, but stopped far enough away from me.

“How long have you been sitting there?” I asked uneasily.

He looked at his watch before he responded. “Two and half hours, almost three hours.”


“Because you ran off and I knew where you where. When I arrived you looked too relaxed to be disturbed. Plus you looked breath taking as you sat under the sun.” I groaned, but it was only audible to me.

“I need to go. Maria is going to be pissed at me.” I walked through the trees and broke into a run. Edward was right behind me.

I reached my Audi and jumped in, but was too late; Edward had already come out from the forest. He knocked on my window.

I reluctantly rolled it down. He pretended to be out of breath as he spoke.

“You run really fast.”

“Slow poke.” I teased.

He just leaned in and brushed the length of my cheekbone. He kissed my forehead.

“See you in a few.” He breathed and then he departed to his car.

He revved his engine and I revved mine back.

“Ladies first.” He yelled to me through his open window.

I whipped around and sped off onto the highway. He caught up to me quickly. He sped in front of me. I saw him laughing in his mirror.

I weaved around him and was in front of him before he even anticipated my move.

My cell phone rang. I picked it up and noticed I had nineteen missed calls. Opps, I’m in trouble. I picked it up before it rang a second time.


“Thank goodness. Where did you go? Are you alright?” Maria always worried too much.

“Yes, I’m fine. I’m on my way home now.” I calmed her.

“Oh, don’t bother; we are already at the Cullens. Come over here.”

“Ok, fine.” I hung up on her and stuck my phone in the cup holder.

When I looked back up, I saw Edward had swerved around me.

I swerved back around him and sped up to one fifty. He surprised me by drawing back. That had to mean there was a police car around, he wouldn’t give up that easily. Just as a thought that, my phone rang.

I slowed down to seventy five miles per hour.


“It’s me. There is a cop about a mile away. Once we past him we can continue.” Edward spoke on the other end. He spoke the word cop with a weird tense to it, but I thought nothing of it.

“Thanks, I figured that once you started letting me win.”

“Yes… he is right around the corner. Be careful.” We passed a car on my left. He was sitting on the side of the road. He looked glum as he read the newspaper.

We I looked closer, I realized who it was. I gasped. It was my dad. His face was wrinkled and he had more gray in his hair, but I could tell it was him.

I gasped and quickly looked down. I hoped he hadn’t noticed me. We passed quickly, but it seemed like minutes as we passed, everything went in slow motion.

“You ok, Bella?” I realized that I still had the phone to my ear.

“yah.” But my voice cracked. I could feel the tears coming and I couldn’t hold them in for much longer.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t want to tell you, I hoped you wouldn’t notice.”

“I did.”

“Bella, if it makes you any happier he has found a lady friend. She cooks him meals every night. They were married two months ago.” Tears started streaming out of my eyes. I was happy, but my sadness overwhelmed me. I missed Charlie.

I threw the phone down on the passenger seat and focused on the road through my blurry eyes. I sped back up to two hundred miles per hour. I arrived at the Cullen’s house in a few minutes.

I started to cry harder. I parked my car, but I couldn’t make myself get out yet. I hit my head against the steering wheel and tears poured out of my eyes.

Edward opened my door and pulled me out. I didn’t fight him for once, I had no need to. I needed someone’s shoulder to cry on. He pulled me against his chest and wrapped his arms around me. I wrapped mine around his neck and pulled myself closer as I soaked his shirt with tears.

He hugged me closer and massaged my back, but nothing could calm me right now. I was overwhelmed with guilt and sadness.

“Its okay, Bella. Shh… it’s okay.” He chanted in my ear. He continued to massage my back, but I couldn’t stop the tears.

Through my tear filled eyes I could make out my family and the Cullens coming outside with worry eyes.

“What happened?” Esme asked

“Charlie.” He responded simply. They all nodded and figured they would ask questions later.

“Shh… it’s okay, Bella.” he whispered in my ears as he hugged me tighter. This used to calm me, but today nothing could calm me, nothing could stop the tears.

Sobs ran through my back. I was shaking, it was a good thing Edward was holding me so tightly or I would have fallen to the ground.

I felt my feet leave the ground. I realized that Edward had picked me up. He carried me against his chest. I sobbed into his shirt as he carried me past my families and through the doors.

“I’m taking her upstairs. She needs to lie down.” He spoke away from me, as he carried me up the stairs.

He pushed his door opened to reveal almost the exact same room it was eighteen years ago. There still was the whole wall covered with glass, but it also had a large curtain blocking out all sun light. I noticed most of CDs were missing also, other than that it was the exactly the same.

He sat me down on the black leather couch. He brought a pillow over to me. He picked me head off the wet leather sofa and rested it on the pillow. He draped a blanket over me from the back of the couch. He curled in behind me and wrapped his arms around my waist.

It felt right like we were both seventeen again. I forgot about the fact that he left me, forgot about the past few days. Right now I was in his arms and comforted and it felt right. I loved it here in his arms.

He kissed my hair and I snuggled closer to his chest. My sobs were now more controlled and had settled down. It was mostly sniffles and the occasional tears down my cheek. Edward caught one as it escaped my eye.

“I like that you can still cry.” He whispered in my ear. I blushed lightly.

He brushed his thumb across my flushed cheek. “And that too. It’s too bad I can’t still hear your heart beat.”

I nodded. My tears had mostly stopped now. I tried not to think about Charlie, because that would just start them all over again. I just thought about Edward and how I was maybe ready to forgive him. It felt right here and I loved being snuggled into his arms, against his chest.

He could still relax me and comfort me. I needed him and it seemed he needed me too. I loved him, could that mean I could forgive him?