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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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9. Almost Forgiven

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We stayed in that position for hours. He had opened the curtains to let in light. It was beautiful to watch the sunset and the sun rise. We stayed there till morning. Esme came up once to check on us.

I briefly heard the door creak open and Edward whisper something to her. I didn’t look up, but I heard her warm voice as she closed the door.

I could hear the others still down stairs. The sun had been up for a few hours and it had begun raining. I looked at the clock. It was a little after five thirty. We would have to go to school soon. I didn’t feel like going, I didn’t want to go.

I have to move from the calming arms around me. I would have to talk to people and think and I had no energy. As if some one read my thoughts, our families appeared through the door.

I looked up and they all seemed worried, but happy. I figured it was because Edward and I had stayed in the same position all night along without any fighting.

“Bella, do you want to go to school, today?” Elizabeth asked me.

“I… I don’t know…” my voice cracked as Edward interrupted me.

“I think it would best for you to stay home today.” He spoke to me in my ear, but loud enough for the others to hear also. He then turned to Carlisle.

“You could write her a doctor’s note saying something like she has the flu or something that would excuse her from her classes’ right?”

“Of course. It not like they know that we can’t get sick.” He chuckled lightly, everyone else joined in.

Elizabeth came over and pecked me on the cheek. “I’ll get your assignments for you. Feel better.” She teased.

Alice pecked me on the cheek too. “Are you coming Edward?” she already knew the answer, but asked anyway.

“I’m going to stay here. Someone needs to stay with Bella.” he rubbed my arm as he spoke.

“OK, have fun.” She gave me a smile and winked at him.

The rest of our families trailed behind one another as they went out the door. I heard the cars start as the y raced each other out of the driveway.

“You should have gone with them. I’m a big girl I can take care of myself.” I insisted.

“I’m sure you can, but I’m going to make sure. You had… a breakdown last night and you needed someone here for you. So I’m staying here.”

“fine.” We sat there and watched the rain. The sound was soothing. I fell into a daze as I watched. After another three hours, I realized that I was still in the same clothes from yesterday.

“I’m going back to my house. I need to change and take a shower.” I made a move to get up. I broke his grip from around my waist. He didn’t resist.

He let me get up. He too sat up and clasped his hands together. He looked up at me as I stretched.

“You could take shower here, if you wish.”

“I need to change my clothes.”

“Alice will loan you some clothes, she wouldn’t mind.”

“I want to have my own clothes.”

“Fine, do you need a ride back?”

“I have to drive my Audi back.”

“I’ll drive it back.”

“I don’t let anyone drive it, only me.”

“You don’t trust me?” he raised his eyebrows.

“I didn’t say that, I just don’t like anyone else driving it.”

“Ok, fine… where does this leave us?

I opened my mouth, but no sound came out. He stood up and pulled me into a hug.

“Bella, I will give you all the time you need. It’s just… last night… did you feel anything as I held you?”

“I…” I couldn’t make any sound come out. He released me and let go. He sat back down on the couch, with his hands on his head.

“I’m sorry. I did feel something. It felt like we were seventeen again. I loved being cuddled up in your arms, but…”

“But?”

“I haven’t decided. I still don’t understand. How can you love me after you left me twice? I just don’t see how that works.”

“Bella, how many times do I have to tell you this? I love you. I left you to keep you safe. I didn’t think straight, I just had to keep you safe. I’m sorry.”

“Ok… I’m going to go now. I need to change.” I didn’t know how to respond to that. I had to think through everything before I did something I would regret. I ran out of the room and down the stairs.

Esme was sitting on the couch reading a magazine.

“Bye Esme.” I waved as I went through the door.

“Bye, sweetie.” She waved back.

I ran out to my Audi. It still had the key in the ignition. It started to purr. I took one last look at the house before sped away.