Hi everyone! In this story Bella has been having dreams since childhood of this man in which she falls in love with. The only problem is that he's only in her dreams or is he?
This story is complete, but I have not added all the chapters. I will add at least two chapters each time. So please read and comment and let me know what you think. The re-posting is because it needed some editing, but hopefully that is all fixed.
These dreams of mine are starting to get on my nerves. When I was younger my mother wouldn't let me watch vampire movies anymore because of them. This however is going too far. I am now eighteen and basically living on my own. Last year, when my mother came up from Florida for my graduation, my parents Charlie and Renee rekindled their relationship. Although I felt bad for Phil (the “interims mate” of my mom for the last 4 years), he really was a nice guy.
The only restrictions my mother had for my dad was that she wouldn't live in this gloomy town – she was referring to Forks of course. Unlike my mother, I rather enjoyed this gloomy town as she put it.
I was happy that they were together again – living alone with Charlie was easy, but I haven't seen him this happy except from old videos that had Mom in them and I always felt that he still had strong feelings for her. I was more than willing to give them some room to enjoy themselves, to get to know each other again, to rediscover their love. So I decided not to stay with them even when they asked me on an hourly basis.
So, my parents finally accepted my argument about leaving me here to take care of myself. The house was paid for and I also got a job – I mean, how much electricity could one girl use a month?
Waitressing was the job l had in a nearby town called Port Angeles. It was not the best job in the world, but it helped paying the bills. There was once a day I had hoped to go to college, but I had to put that on the back burner for now. I rather enjoyed the peacefulness I had at the house these days. Except for these unrelenting dreams. They’re not bad ones it's just that they keep me heated the way I have never been in reality. Being in love in my dreams was never the way I had planned to go about my life.
Some people say that dreams are a foretelling of your reality. Well, if they saw MINE, they would say I have gone completely insane. I have had these dreams since I was about ten or so. At first, they were sort of sporadic flickers, not a whole lot of a meaning, visions of this beautiful amber – eyed god. As beautiful as he was at the time I was scared of him. Something in his eyes made me aware of the depth of pain he had endured. Just glimpses of him now and then is all it was. But down here alone in Forks, in the past few months, they have gotten quite interesting.
Instead of the amber eyes that I was used to, now they were green. All I saw in his eyes now was happiness. These visions lasted longer now as well. We were standing in a meadow and he was on one knee asking for my hand in marriage. This dream had a lot of emotion. The sun was shining down on us, the wind blew, helping me catch my breath from his proposal. There was – I think a cabin far in our view down the hill to the left of us. On our right was a line of trees starting the forest. Turning back to the exceptional smile on his face was breath taking. I of course answered his question with a polite “Yes”. We were in a trance for a while, then we both too soon realized that there was a storm heading in our direction. We chose to go into the trees to cover ourselves from the storm. The air was starting to get a little chilled, so he wrapped his arms around me. Ahh – I could stay in that position forever. He swiveled me around to look at him, I looked deep in his eyes as he said “Bella, I love you – it will always be you for me, love.” In that moment I fully believed him. He passionately kissed me and I felt as though I was sitting on a cloud, everything was weightless. Then something grabbed me from behind roughly, rude. He yelled my name as someone or something was pulling him the opposite direction from my own. I screamed “Edward – help me!”
At this point we were so far from one another that we couldn’t hear or see the other. I felt my body turn to look at who or what it was that was doing this to us. This person gripping me looked very old as I looked into his eyes, but his skin told me differently. “What do you want from us?” I asked. He said “I am so sorry Bella as much as I would love to have you with us, I cannot take the chance that you would harm us in the future.” I was confused, considering I had no idea who he was or what he was talking about at all. "Bella, it’s time for you to leave this earth. Again, I am sorry for this.” He grabbed me from behind my neck ever so slightly while saying “Goodbye, my darling Bella.”
That's when I wake up. It was such a lovely beginning with an ugly end. The smile on Edwards face, oh how I wish he was real. I must have a really hyper active mind. Gain control Bella. Realizing now that I am late getting up for the day, I hurried to the bathroom and took my shower and went back to my room then dressed for work. Waiting for me outside was my old red truck. When I arrived at work, I was happy to see that it was not terribly busy yet. Break time came and as I was walking outside when my boss came to me and asked if I could work the second shift. The other girl had been sick and couldn't come in. Well I don't see why not, I have nothing better to do and to earn some extra money was cool.
So I finished both shifts and returned home for the evening. As tired as I was I decided to go to bed. Again, the same dream appeared and the ending was the same. I was startled by the intensity of this old man's eyes and woke up. ‘No!’ I yelled, late at night, again. Not able to get more sleep in this night I decided to get up. I did my normal routine and made some breakfast, put my laundry in and sat down to read Wuthering Heights again. After my laundry was done I cleaned the house which hardly ever dirty, just dust and mopping.
I was ready for work and then remembered my boss telling me that we would probably have more customers this evening. The local high school had some type of function, so more than likely we would have some. On the way down there I noticed I was still thinking about the dreams. How unbelievably handsome this Edward was. I felt a smile creasing my face. Stop it already, this is crazy! Why on earth am I still thinking of that?
Work was slow when I arrived. I punched in my time card and made my way to the front. “How many tables do I have tonight, boss?". “Oh, hi Bella, well right now I think five maybe more later if Nicole doesn't show up soon.” Sipping on my coke, my boss said “Bella, you have two tables up, hun”. “Thank you” I replied sourly. I went over swiftly and took their drink orders and went to fill those when I heard "Bella, there's another one for you". Oh crap, that was fast, I just walked back here. Hurrying with the drinks in hand I quickly placed in front of the proper owners and started to walk to my new table. Darn paper – come out already! My note pad wouldn't come out of my mini apron. As I looked down to pull it out I tripped over my own foot. Well that is embarrassing.
I finally got up and headed to my table too embarrassed to look up right off the bat, I said, “Hi, my name is Bella, what can I get you to drink tonight?” The female answered “Nothing for me, thank you.” The male started to say “I would like a...” I froze in place, I knew that voice. There is no freaking way, I am not hearing this! I have gone mad. I couldn't help myself and looked up. Noticing I was not breathing at this very moment I tried to turn to just walk away. As I turned I couldn't see anything but darkness.
“Bella are you ok?” “Can you hear me, hon?” “Maybe we should call an ambulance…” my boss stated nervously.
“What happened?” I asked.
“Well we don't know. A couple at your table yelled for someone to come and see if you were alright and then they left. Are you ok, Bella?” my boss asked.
“Umm – I think so.” I said still unsure of what happened.
“Dear, I think you fainted. Maybe you should go home. I will try to find someone else to take your shift, ok?”
“Umm, no. I think I'm fine. If it's alright with you, I would like to stay.”
“Are you sure, Bella?” My boss asked again.
“Yes I'm sure.” I replied absent-minded. What did just happen? I don't know if I could even answer that question myself. I really think it's time I go and see a psychiatrist though. There is no way I just saw the man of my dreams (literally) sitting in front of me. I dare not to say a word of what just happened. I will for sure be the crazy lady across town for that one. So, what is my story then? Oh, this one is simple. ”Uh - I just got light headed, that’s all.” That's believable. I finished work easily except for spilling a few drinks which I thought was pretty impressive for me. I punched my time card out and left.
On my way home I couldn't help but think about what had happened. The thought of him really sitting in front of me was fascinating. Of course I knew it wasn't real. Could it? No, that's just nonsense. I couldn't help but feel a little jealous though. The girl that was with him was very pretty. Short spiked hair, kind of pixie like. Well, if that's the kind of girl he likes I am way out of her league. Alright Bella Marie Swan, get a hold of yourself! Getting jealous over a girl that does not exist and let's not forget about the guy that also does not exist. Maybe it's time to get some sleeping pills and hope there are no more tantalizing dreams to keep from losing my job.
Who is that? She looks like me. The same boring brown eyes as mine, slender, but the face is a little different. I realized I was following her down the sidewalk. She had odd clothes on, something from another era it seems. Looking around I soon noticed that everyone around me were in the same kind of clothing. The woman wore long dresses that belled out, very sophisticated looking. The men wore suits with hats. I pressed on following this woman. It was as if I was stalking her so I was going to stop, but I didn't. Why was I not stopping? I soon realized as I was walking by others that I grew a few inches. She was too tall for it to be me. I walked into a diner and went straight towards the restroom. As I was doing so a man stopped me and said “Sir, I think you are going in the wrong one.” What! The man was apparently startled by this. So I went to the men's room and looked in the mirror. What the hell is going on? This figure in front of me was huge. Ok Bella, time to wake up! I started screaming. That woke me up – thank you, thank you, and thank you! Uh – well, no more pills for me. That just brings out the weird dreams.
Hm – so, now I am dreaming about being a huge freaky man. That psychiatrist thing is looking better and better by the minute. My boss thought it might be best for me to take a few days off. I was happy to oblige and after my latest psycho moment it was probably best. After I ate lunch I had a phone call. To my surprise, it was Jessica from high school. I was excited to hear from her although she seemed to be jealous of me. Why, I did not know, but we still talked off and on.
“Are you busy this weekend?”
“Um – yeah, actually. I have work. Why?”
“Well, I was thinking about coming back to visit. I thought we could hang out on Friday. But if you’re working, I could come some other time. I'm really missing Forks.”
“Um, if you could wait one more weekend I can see if I can take that weekend off.”
“That would be great. So how have you been lately?”
“I've been good, a little bored since all of you have been gone though. Have you spoken to Angela or Mike at all?”
“Well, I heard that Angela was doing well, but she misses her family. Mike is on the college football team from what I know. Hey, something's come up, can I call you more towards next weekend?”
“Um, sure. Hey Jess – thanks for calling.”
“You’re welcome Bell. Talk to ya soon.”
“Ok, bye Jess.”
My weekend was over, which was not the worst thing. Time passed too slowly while alone in the house faced with my nightmares, so I was very happy to go back to work. Of course I also needed the money. There was money in the bank, but just enough to cover a few bills in case I got behind. I told my parents that I wanted to do this alone. I didn’t want any handouts. That's when I remembered my dad Charlie arguing with my mom that he didn't like this idea of leaving me alone. My mother of course knew I could handle it –my living with her told her that I could. So she persuaded Charlie by naming the facts,
“No Charlie, Bella is never going to know what it is like to take care of herself if we don't give her the space to let her show us that she can.” That was all it took; he knew better then to argue with her. He was very disgruntled by the fact that after all these years he was alone, he had to face the music now. But in the end he tends to trust her – again. So he just sighed and kissed her forehead. They looked so happy together; I was happy for them.
When I arrived at work that evening I asked my boss if there was a chance that I could get the next weekend off. “I can do that Bella if you tell me that you can work another double shift next Thursday for me.”
“It's just that Nicole will be gone out of town and I thought you might like to catch up on the days you lost.”
“Yes I do need to so yes I will work it.”
“Great, thanks Bella.”
“No problem, oh and thanks for next weekend.”
Work was a breeze for the rest of the week. Of course the occasional run of the mill trips to the floor and spilling something but good in the average. Tuesday I had off that next week, but I wanted to catch up on the time I lost so I worked that day too. Two more days and Jess would be here, I couldn't wait to see her. Although I had high hopes that there was not going to be any shopping involved, with Jess, shopping was definitely on the agenda. Anyway, hearing what she thought of college was going to be fun. Boys were also going to be a topic, I was sure.
It was Wednesday now and I had work again. While driving to work I felt goose bumps crawling on the back of my neck, I felt like I was being watched. I looked around and saw nothing. Great Bella, here you go with that crazy stuff again! Keep it cool, you don't want another scene at work. Work was the same as any other night, well except for that night last week....We won't talk about that though. Just at work, my boss was calling me “Bella, you have three tables, hun.”
“Thank you.” More and more guests were coming so I was quite busy, always starting with “Hi, my name is Bella, what can I get for you this evening?” That went on for another five tables then two more side by side. I walked to the first table and said the same line. As I was waiting for them to decide I looked at my next table to see how many I had. The same pixie like girl was there again.
This...is...not...happening... I am for sure going to lose my job this time. Keep it together Bells, It's not him with her, there's no way.
“Miss, did you hear me? Are you ok?” My table asked me. I was so not listening to them. This is starting to sound like a broken record. Get it together please.
“Yes I am so sorry what can I get you?”
I cannot believe I let Alice pressure me into helping her with the Fall Dance decor. To make up for it, she wanted to take me somewhere. I asked where to and she replied, “I’m not sure yet, but there is a place in the near future.”
“Alice, please tell me what you’re up to?” I asked starting to get annoyed.
“It's a restaurant. Although I’m not seeing clearly of why I’m supposed to take you there yet, but I will.” She replied amused by my stressed face. A restaurant, why on earth would we go to a restaurant? I'm not surprised by her odd behavior, but of all places… “We don't eat human food in case you have forgotten, dear little sister.”
“Edward please give me more credit than that. We’re not simply going for the food. There’s a much bigger picture for us going, I just can't see enough yet.”
“Well I hope it is much more interesting than this dance of yours.” I teased her a little.
“Hey, don't knock my dance or my decor!” she replied immediately.
“Oh how would I go on if I committed such a crime?” I answered back now a little satisfied that she was on temper.
“Edward Cullen, are you trying to hurt my feelings?” she tiptoed in front of me to get on eye level, nose wrinkled, brows knit.
“No of course not sis, I’m sorry Alice.” I surrendered, smiling at her.
“It's ok. I saw that you were just playing with me anyways so there.” She answered, drawing a chuckle. A slow song began to play, I thought about asking Alice to dance.
“Edward, I would love to. Let's go.”
Urgh!! “Alice, couldn't you have at least waited until I actually asked you to dance?”
“What's the fun in that? Besides, I’m bored. I wished Jasper could have come.”
“Alice, you know how hard it is for him to even survive one full day of school.”
“I know I just don't like leaving him behind. I don't know what I would do without him. Speaking of which, someday you will find someone that makes you happy, Edward.” She announced, seeing my reaction in my mind.
“Alice, I don't think you have heard me in the past. No one will ever replace Bella” I replied sourly with a sad edge.
“Oh Edward I know that, it's just that there has to be someone out there to at least make your days brighter. She doesn't have to take Bella's place, just help you survive day to day happy, why not Tanya?” She asked.
“I’m not having this discussion Alice.” I stated. Why can’t she understand?
“You know Edward; I would have loved to of met her. I feel that we would have been very close like sisters.” Alice said, now in thought.
“I don’t doubt that. You’re an exceptional person.” Sarcastically I added. “Who could not love you just the way you are?” rolling my eyes. She gasped poking me in my side. “Hey, I was just kidding with you Alice.” I laughed at her.
“He he he, I know that silly.” She giggled with me then turning to the door.
“Well, it's time, Edward.”
“Oh right a restaurant in which we will not be eating at. This should be fun.” I said with little enthusiasm.
“Hey, all I know is I’m supposed to be taking you there, that's it. So let's go and see what the fuss is over.”
"After you Alice, considering you know the way. By the way, I’m surprised – I couldn’t see anything. I can usually see what you are seeing, but this one is a blur to me.”
“Yeah, it is for me too.” She replied sighing. “All I see is the place and a waitress that is coming to our table.”
After ten minutes we arrived at the restaurant. Pulling up, I realized the name of the restaurant had Bella's name in it. I thought to myself how ironic that was. Not a big shock to me – I was used to having everything remind me of her. Two hundred years have gone by and still no one else will ever come close to her. If this was my punishment for not being able to save my love on that day then I would take it. Living without her for eternity was the worst punishment I could have received. A few seconds went by while I pondered on this. Then I put it in the back of my mind and said “Shall we?” Alice was still frustrated that she couldn’t see anything other then what she saw already. “Alice, I’m sure we will find out soon enough, let us go in and see what this is about.” The hostess was walking us to our table when Alice spoke up and said. “Miss, I’m sorry, but I would like to sit at that table over there if you don't mind.”
“Oh that’s fine, right this way, please.” We sat down and I asked Alice if she saw this and she replied yes.
“So should we order something and make it look good, Alice?”
“Well we should act like we’re on a first date I think. I won't order anything and seem shy and you order a coke or something. Then we will just talk. We might have to endure a few breadsticks.” The thought of having to eat human food made my stomach turn. In her haste Alice said, “The waitress is coming, so act normal.” As if I was not a pro at this already. I just put my head down, not intrigued by this whole thing.
“Oh, that poor girl, she’s very clumsy. Edward you missed that. The waitress just tripped over her own foot!”
“How interesting Alice.” my gaze still facing down at the table.
"Edward, don't be a prune!”
“Hi, my name is Bella. What can I get you to drink?” I froze with my head still down, unable to move. I knew that voice all too well.
“Nothing for me, thank you.” Alice said. Then the waitress turned to me and all I could get out was “I would like a....” Right before she fully turned to me, I caught a glimpse of her face. When she swirled so quickly I caught her scent. I sat straight up, harder than stone. Locked eyes with Alice, I could see through her mind what she was seeing in me. Shock, grief, every emotion played on my face all at once. Alice saw that she had seemed to pass out and caught her, she laid her down on the floor and yelled for someone to come and check to see if she was alright. Then Alice grabbed my hand and led me out the door.
“I’m so sorry Edward, if I would have seen this coming; we would have never come here.” Alice said, shocked about my reaction. It was apparent that Alice had no clue of the magnitude of what had just taken place. On the way home, Alice could see how distraught I was so she called Carlisle to have him meet us at the door. I just couldn't talk nothing was coming out. Nothing made sense. How after all this time is she really here? Does she remember me? I quickly put that to rest. Considering I was not sold on the idea that anyone could be reborn. At this point I think I will have to reconsider.
My Bella was here again, but how is this possible? I could hear Alice explaining what happened to Carlisle, but I could not speak yet. I was frozen in time. I replayed that entire moment in my head, then remembered the way she smelled to me. A human's blood has never smelled this way to me. I could feel that I was starting to lose it, knowing how I wanted to kill her instantly. Her fragrance was overwhelming. Why? How could I, would I hurt her like that? My throat had never felt this much intensity before. What am I going to do? How can I be around her again knowing what my instincts are telling me to do? But – she is my Bella, no doubt. Despair hit me so hard and I broke.
“Edward, please talk to me. Tell me what happened?” Carlisle asked. All I could get out was,
“Carlisle, can we go for a drive alone?” and I stressed the word alone.
“Yes son, let's go.” He simply replied and we both left without another word spoken.
When we finally left the drive way, he sped as fast as he could to get far enough away that no one in our family could hear us. We were about five miles out when I began to speak. “Carlisle, do you remember the story I told you once about what happened to me and Bella?” I trailed off for a moment.
“Yes.” He answered softly, still willing to listen and eager to get an idea of what I was talking about.
“What if I told you that your belief in reincarnation could very well be possible?”
“Edward, forgive me son, but I’m not following.” Carlisle wondered.
“Alice gave you her version of what happened tonight, but it was much more than that. Carlisle, I saw my Bella at that restaurant! I wanted to take her in my arms and never let go, but I froze at the sound of her voice.” Without giving my father a chance to get a word in I started to explain the thirst that had almost killed her.
“Edward, if you feel you must leave us for a while to sort this out with yourself you have my blessing.” Carlisle finally suggested after he thought it through for a while. That was a perfect idea. I had to clear my head before seeing her again. “Will you tell everyone I said Goodbye for now? I don't know how long I will be gone.”
“I can do that, son, you take all the time that you need, ok? I do hope however that you won't be gone long.” He tried reassuring himself.
“I will try”, I said to him. “Carlisle, can you and the family do me a favor?”
“Yes anything son, what is it?”
“Can you look out for her while I am away?”
“Of course we will Edward. Do you know where you will go to?”
“No, not really, but I will call to let you know if Alice doesn't see it first.”
“Do you want me to drive you anywhere?”
“No, you just let me out here. I need some air anyways.” I said since I felt that a good run would help to clear my mind.
“Ok, we will see you soon then son.”
“Goodbye son.” He finally said before he drove off.
I ran about three hundred miles. I didn’t want anything to remind of Forks so I could clear my head. When I finally stopped, I was hoping I was close to the Denali's. I wouldn’t be bothered there. I realized I had not reached my destination quite yet. So I stopped and sat down and thought for a while on how I should handle this. This is my Bella I am talking about here so not going back is not an option. I would go back, time is what I needed. Could I go back without harming her? Standing right next to my Bella and knowing that I could control myself with her blood arousing and taunting me. Just thinking of her scent sent me into frenzy at that very moment. This was going to keep me away for a while. Contemplating my next move, I finished my journey to the Denali's. As I arrived I noticed Tanya and her family were at the door waiting for me which told me that Alice had seen where I was headed. Now her vision’s wanted to work properly. I swear her visions sometimes worked backwards.
I spent most of the next few days out running the landscape. My thoughts were running just as fast as my body. Tanya tried to talk to me about what was wrong with me. After all this time she still would not let go of her feelings for me. Although I have made it very clear to her many times that I was not interested. None the less I dealt with her. It was now the next Tuesday and I felt that I had come to the conclusion that I could no longer run from my problems. I loved Bella too much to stay away any longer. This time I could make sure she would stay safe. That was it – I had to go back and keep her safe. Even if my new Bella wanted nothing to do with me, I would keep her safe. I knew how her aroma would affect me now; I was hoping that I could handle it this time around. Maybe getting just close enough to get used to her scent so I could become accustomed to it if that was even possible.
When I arrived back at home my family was waiting for me. Again, Alice must have seen me coming. We sat down as a family at the dining room table where all of our gatherings took place. In the end, I decided to go back to the restaurant and try this again. Alice was unsure of this. I asked her why and she replied, “Well, if you don't recall Edward – she seemed to be just as shocked as you.”
“Yes, I do remember that, now.” How strange that I did not remembered this detail? Now, she had me intrigued. So it was set than: Wednesday, Alice and I would go back. Alice swore that she would try to keep her mind open so she could see what would happen. It was about seven thirty that night when Alice and I had left for Port Angeles to the restaurant. “Edward, try not to be so tense. It will not help your current situation any, you know. I’ll try to break the ice for you if you want my help. All you have to do is ask me.” Seeing her smile and the anticipation she also had for this moment helped a little. We arrived at the restaurant and walked in. Alice asked for a specific area to be seated at of course she saw what section she would have.
“Alice, I’m not seeing anything yet. Have you cleared your mind at all?” She could see how tense I was now so she replied soothingly, trying to let me understand.
“Edward, I don't understand this. I have never had this much trouble trying to see anyone. Maybe it's just her I can't see. But – it’s no science, you know? Please be patient.” I pondered this for a few seconds when I heard Alice telling me that she was at the table behind us. Considering I had already held my breath, I couldn’t smell her coming.
“Alice, how does she seem?”
“Well I was about to say fine except that she just looked my direction, completely stunned and then she looked at me with a little bit of jealousy on her face. Oh how cute – she thinks I’m your girlfriend!”
“Alice, please just let me know when to expect her coming ok?” I was about to become impatient.
"Any moment now, prepare yourself.” Alice replied a few seconds later in a low voice. I hope I can do this. Please let me be able to do this.
After looking over to their table, I realized I was shaking. I could feel my face getting heated. “Is that all the drinks you need?” I said to the present table I was standing at.
“Yes, miss. Thank you.” Stepping back, I pretended I was writing something on my notepad. Knowing full well that my next advance should be to go and get their drink order. I can do this. I reciprocated those words again and again in my head. Don't be silly Bella; just pretend it's another couple sitting there. For a fraction of a second I glanced over to their table and caught a peek of the pixie like girl. My body’s reaction to this was to simply walk away. Ok, that didn't work at all. Now what am I going to do? I started to fill the other customer's drinks as Nicole had come over to me and said “Bella, do you not see the over flowing drinks in front of you?”
“Oh crap!” I broke from my thoughts.
“Is there something wrong?” She asked.
“No, nothing at all really, I-I Just…” Then a thought occurred to me. I pulled Nicole closer to me and asked if she could do me a huge favor.
“Yeah sure, what is it?”
“Well, I don't feel comfortable with two customers that I have. Do you think you could take that table for me and I will take one that you don't want sometime tonight?”
“Well, I suppose I could.” She replied, not knowing what to make of it. Before I knew it, I was overly thanking her.
“Hey Bells, calm down. What did they say or do to you, geez?” she asked solicitously.
“Um, I really don't want to talk about it. But thank you so much – you’re a life saver.”
“Alright – which one is it?”
“They’re at table five. The girl kind of looks pixie like, with short spiky hair.” I pointed.
“Are you kidding me Bella, why on earth would you not want that table?” she asked after she shortly checked them over. I was perplexed at her attitude towards me. “What do you mean, Nicole?”
“That guy is so hot! I will definitely take that table. I think I might order something myself tonight.” She teased.
“Nicole, what on earth are talking about now?” She giggled, “Him to go, please.”
“What? Can't a girl dream?” And she was off. She just had to say that one measly word didn't she, dream, which is where all this started from in the first place…
“Miss…miss, Bella was it, right? Can we please get our drinks we ordered?
“I'll be right there, sorry!” I replied automatically – this entire situation is going to ruin my whole night. Bet I don't get a tip from that table. They must think I'm crazy. I kept my eyes on the table I was serving as I took them their drinks. “I’m so sorry it took so long.” I apologized with the typical eyelash playing. Here is where a small white lie comes into play. “The pop dispenser was giving me some problems.” I could tell by the way the man was looking at me that I was still a terrible liar.
“Hey, Bella? Nicole called.
“Yeah?” I said while coming towards her. “What's up?”
“Looks like you’re stuck with Mr. Handsome over there.” She said a little frustrated.
“What! No I can't do it. Why?” I asked her with this strange feeling that you get in your stomach when you get bad news. She shrugged “They asked specifically for you. Have fun, he seems really agitated about something.” Well I guess I had no choice. Ok, breathe Bella, breathe. You can do this. Just walk over there and take charge. Yeah right, that simple, huh. Well here goes nothing.As I walked slowly to their table I realized my palms were sweaty. I pressed them on top of my mini apron and grabbed my note pad and pencil making sure that I was as far away from him as possible and not facing him. I went around their table and faced pixie girl. Looking down, I introduced myself. As if I needed to – it was obvious they knew my name already.
“Um, hi my name is Bella, what can I get for you to drink this evening?” The pixie girl said “Nothing for me, thank you.” I sighed, which sounded a little bit too loud. “And you sir?”
“I will have a coke, please.” As he spoke with that angelic voice I accidently put my pencil out of business. It snapped in half. He spoke once more. “Bella, please call me Edward.”
I burst out something I never should have said. “Is this some kind of sick joke?” facing him now. “You look like him and your name happens to be the same as his too.” At that moment I professed my insanity, realizing what I just said out loud. I buried my face in my hands and took a deep breath and said “I am so sorry sir; I don't know what that was. What I just said, I honestly didn't mean it.” All the while I was hoping to hear his voice one more time. Although he may have some choice words for me given the random outburst I just had towards him.
“Bella, is everything alright here?” My boss asked. I was clueless as to what I should say to him. Well I just went off on some of your customers for no apparent reason so I guess I'm fired Huh. Nope, that won't do. Yep, I’m still clueless. Pixie girl spoke up and said, “No there isn't a problem, Bella here was just exploring her sanity and let me tell you, it was hilarious. Edward, we may have to keep coming here.” Her laughter sounded like chimes.
“Alright then, have a good evening.” He said as he turned back to his place. Pixie girl just saved me from almost losing my job. Great, now I have to apologize and say thank you for saving my butt.
“Again, I am really sorry for all of that and thank you for not getting me fired.”
“Pleasure is all mine Bella.” She answered smiling at me. Wow, did they both have to have such beautiful voices.
“May I introduce you to my sister Alice, Bella?” Pixie girl has a name does she? Wait, did he say sister? Now I seriously felt like a fool.
“Well, it’s nice to meet you, Alice.”
“It’s so nice to meet you as well.” The angelic voice said.
“So, you don’t seem to be a good liar Bella.” Edward stated as one side of his mouth creased almost into a smile. Oh, how I would love to hear him say my name like that all time.
“Well, no not really. “I confessed.
“Would you care to explain what you meant by ‘I look like him and have the same name as him, please?” He asked the dangerous question. I was stunned. All I could come up with was...“I’d rather not talk about it, if you don't mind.” My heart melted as I gallingly gazed into his brilliant eyes. “I can accept that answer – for now.” He said as his eyes were melting all the way to my core right then. I was utterly speechless. Clearing my throat, I managed to get out, “Is there anything I can get you for dinner, besides the drinks I still haven't brought you?” I asked them while looking embarrassed.
“No thank you” Edward stated.
“Alright, I’ll be back in a moment with your drink sir, I mean Edward. Sorry it's a forced habit.” He just smiled as though he was seeing something that he had lost, sort of a puppy dog look. I walked away looking to make sure I didn’t have any other tables besides the two I had already. I was relieved to see that I only had the two. I was hoping this would be a slow night as opposed to wanting many when I started earlier this evening. Time to think is what I needed now. My first table’s food was up. Please do not let me drop this in front of him. Yes, I made without a problem. “Here you are sir, one T-bone with baked potato and no veggies and for you a wonderful grilled chicken breast with asparagus and no potato. Is there anything else I can get you?” What was that? Wonderful grilled chicken breast. Huh, I must be on a natural high. Too much excitement for one evening I think.
"No, that will be all, thank you.”
“Bella, you can take your break if you want, we're really slow.” My boss said.
“Um, Nicole can take hers if she wants. I’ll take mine in a bit.”
“Bella, you’re off in an hour and a half. If you want to wait for yours, you might as well just punch out after your last table leaves.” He suggested then.
“Are you sure?” I asked back, surprised.
“Yeah, just do that. I don't think I'll need you both here considering how slow it is tonight.” I was ecstatic to hear those words. Well, I better go and see if Edward and pixie girl, oh I mean Alice need anything else.
"Is there anything else I can do for you tonight?” I asked them.
“No, no thank you”, he said. “We were just leaving.” Without thinking first, I said. “Will we see you two again soon?” He stood up and faced me and said, “I wouldn't miss it for the world, my sweet Bella.” My body couldn't withstand the sensation that went through me when he spoke to me with that voice. Next thing I knew, he was holding me up. My legs were buckling beneath me.
“Are you alright Bella?” he asked me.
“Um, yeah, I think so.” I could feel how perfectly his hand held the small part of my back as he held his other hand behind my head. It felt like we just finished dancing the way he cradled me in his arms. The sweet smell of his skin took my breath away. I knew that was not any cologne I had ever smelled. He looked deep into my eyes and said, “Bella, are you sure that you are alright?” with a hint of a smile on his face.
“Yes, I'm fine – why?”
“Well, you don't seem to want to move at all so I started to think you didn’t want to leave my arms.”
“Oh, I am so sorry.” I shot up quickly after he stated the obvious, blushing.
"No need to be sorry, Bella.” He whispered in my ear softly and added, “Truth be told, I didn’t want you to leave my arms.” I whispered back “Will I see you again?” He replied, “I will be here tomorrow night and each and every night after, that is of course if you want me too.” I think I barely whispered
“No need to beg, Bella. I am more than willing to oblige. I will see you tomorrow then.”
“Um, yes.” The school girl in me couldn’t say much else.
"Goodbye, Edward.” As he turned away, my body went into a frenzy of sorts. I couldn't comprehend the way I was reacting. Very quickly, I had another face in front of me.
“Bella, I think we are going to become close friends one of these days. Don't you want to see me again too?” Alice asked me clearly teasing. I couldn't turn down that sad look on her face and said,
“Yes Alice, I would also like to see you again.” I felt that her assumption was correct. I could see how we could be good friends although she didn't seem to be anything like me, but I could still see it.
“Great, I'll see you tomorrow then.” She replied with excitement in her eyes, grinning wide.
“Alice?” Edward called her.
“I’m going solo tomorrow night.” He stopped her.
“That's not fair Edward, she likes me too!” she replied, sulking.
“You can come with me on Friday, ok?”
“I'll take what I can I suppose.” Alice replied with a sigh.
“Oh shoot.” I said, before I realized I said it out loud.
“What is it?” Edward asked me. “I just remembered something. I really hate to say this, but I have to
work a double shift tomorrow night which means I probably won't be able to chit chat with you much. And Friday I have a high school friend that is visiting from college coming that I made plans with. So if it's alright with the both of you, can we make plans on Saturday instead?” I explained.
“Bella, you don’t have to make excuses, if you don't really want us around. We will stay away if that is what you want.”
“No, that's really not it at all. I really don't want you wasting your time coming here tomorrow if I won't have time to talk to you. I really did make plans already for Friday and I would hate to break them considering she is coming from out of state.”
“Here’s my cell number.” Edward then replied, sounding released. “Why don't you call when it is most convenient for you? We can talk about Saturday.”
“I hope to hear from you soon.”
“And you will.” Oh, that was just stupid of me. How lame could I be! “I guess this is good bye then.”
“Yes, goodbye Bella.” And then they were gone. I heard someone clearing his throat behind me. When I turned my boss was standing there. With a big grin, he smiled up at me and said, “Your table has now left my lady. You may now leave as well and kiss your prince.” His laughter filled the room. I blushed with irritation and embarrassment and then asked. “Did you hear everything?”
“Just the tail end of it. I'm sorry for eavesdropping, but I have never seen you so love stricken before. It was kind of comical in a way.”
“Oh, is that supposed to make me feel better?” I asked, upset.
“I'm sorry Bella; I was just trying to get a rise out of you, my mistake.” He surrendered. Huh, I just told my boss off and he was telling me he was sorry. What is happening to me? My whole world has turned upside down, or in this case I think it might be safe to say right side up.
“Go home Bella, it's getting late.” He finally said while getting back into the restaurant. Alright, so I punched out and trickled to my truck. In awe of the night’s events that had unfolded around me, I spit out a laugh when I thought of this. My dreams have become reality and my reality has become my dreams. This is going to be very.... complicated.
Please Comment...Thank you, D :)
So many things could happen and Edward really needs to get control of the broadcasting or maybe he's going to need it to send out for help to save him ?
You're absolutely right. So many things could happen for the good or the bad. Yeah that broadcasting thing is kind of annoying huh, lol?
Love it keep me posted!!!!!
Thanks! As always, I'll let you know when.
Long time no see, lol. Nice to see you back. LOL, I like to think it's amusing too. We shall see where this takes us next.
I had to ditch editing in the middle of the night. Had to go over an hour away and overnight to my mother-in-law. Long story. I just got back and didn't even realize that I left my laptop on all this time. So I need to give it a rest. It's really hot. I will come back later about 9 get started. I have a lot to catch up on around teh house with my girls. By the time I settle them down for bed, I should be back on. I promise I will be posting tonight. My mother-in-law has people staying with her in her room.
I'm so sorry. I will update tonight.
“Bella, you do not need to ask for anything love. I live only to give you all of what you desire. “ I replied, stepping closer, with pleasant anticipation, smiling my crocking smile she liked.
“Well, then that would be just having you with me.” She said innocently as she held me tighter.
I so hoped that this broadcasting was not starting again…
Bella shot right up and out of my arms which did not go over too well with me. Looking at her incredulous face, I was still astonished that she was truly here with me. Her beautiful smile could cause my heart to beat again, that I was sure of. Bella turned to look at me and said,
“They’re here, Edward.”
I listened for anyone that was coming, but there was nothing, looking at her in confusion I had to ask. “Love…who is coming?”
“Them, um, the ancients that Carlisle spoke of. “
“Darling, we know they will visit, but they’re not here yet.” I was surprised by her reaction. Was she just now remembering that they were coming, or just overwhelmed that they were coming? As I pondered on this, Bella smiled even more and said.
“Edward, I don’t know how I know, but they are here, in Washington, right now as we speak. I can see them at the airport getting their luggage. They don’t know how long their stay will be, so they packed very well.”
“What …you can see them?” I said with a smile. Bella responded with a gracious smile and eyes sparkling. (Note to self: is there no end to her abilities?).
A laugh escaped Bella that bellowed the whole house; honestly it felt as though the house itself just awakened from a deep slumber when she had done this. My family, excuse me OUR family had rid themselves of any sadness or worry at that moment. Even they knew how special my Bella was with just this laugh. I could hear them all sigh. Hm – where was I? I lost all concentration of my thoughts when Bella did that.
Let’s see, ah the note to self was where I was at, hm no end to her abilities, that is what I was thinking and again Bella made the entire house vibrant with her innocent laughter. I believe my face became red or could have at that moment when I had finally realized what she was laughing at…me. With a smirk on my face I responded to her.
“Bella, I am amazed by your every talent that you seem to have and there seems to be much more than we know. The word (abilities) alone is shocking; neither I, nor my family had ever seen anyone like us having more than one. I’m in a haze of curiosity inside, craving to find out what else it is that you can do.”
“Edward, I am no more special then you.”
She just did not understand the magnitude of her abilities. I wrapped my arms around her and kissed the top of her head. The soft texture of her hair on my lips almost sent my manhood into a frenzy of sorts. I told myself over and over not to think of it – I even translated my favored story about a Honeymoon to Sanskrit just to distract me a bit. When I finally did somewhat get it out of my mind, Bella’s hands lightly scraped upwards on my back while her breathing became heavy once again. I pulled back and politely asked her to wait…yes, once again. It seems as though everything she said or did was a surprise to me, my Bella wanting me as desperately as I wanted her. Her face was longing for our embrace, but she finally agreed to wait it out for however long we had to. I would definitely have to get Esme and Alice on that house very soon, I did not think I could wait much longer, or better yet turn her down much longer.
When we came to that moment though I knew I would let her have me however she wanted. Bella jumped from the bed and told me she had something she wanted to talk to my mother and sister about, so again I knew she heard my thoughts on that. She gave me a kiss, and then gracefully exited our room. I stood there motionless with the sweet smell of her kiss still surrounding me. Then, a quick thought ran through my head: hm, if she was up to something then maybe I will mess with her a little for fun. The thought was planted in that moment; I purposely began picturing the both of us kissing intensely with my body on top of hers, gently caressing her side. In my mind I spoke to her that I loved her so much, kissing her lips - when my idea had been seen by her. I laughed inside when I heard her running as fast as she could back up the stairs…but I was not prepared for what was to come, foolish me. Bella did not wait to open the door as she should have, the door was off its hinges and she attacked me, in a very, very, good way.
“I cannot believe you teased me like that, Edward. It’s hard enough as it is with everyone all around us,” she breathlessly said in between deep passionate kisses as her slender fingers left a trail of ecstasy down my sides, “You’re going to regret next you do that because I don’t think I can wait much longer.”
“Love, I couldn’t help it, I am so sorry.”
“Bella, does this mean I am forgiven?” I asked, still worried.
“Edward…I love you.”
I crumbled inside when she said this to me while her eyes showed me how much she meant it. I could look forever in those eyes. Then the look in them changed in a split second and she said,
“You will pay for this.” she chided another amazing laugh then I heard our family laughing along with her.
I was not going to argue with how this came about, but I was not looking forward to seeing my family’s smirks on their faces either. Bella turned to me, but she looked as though she was looking past me very far away and then said they won’t be long now so we had to hurry. Bella announced that she would take a quick shower, then be right down and she ran upstairs. I waited for the rest of them to ask me what had happened, but I was not granted the chance to answer, when Alice came up to me and asked why the hell I did that.
“Oh no, please tell me that I did not broadcast again?”
“Bro, that was some hot steamy stuff up there you were showing.” Emmett chuckled.
“Damn, I did. “ I sighed.
“Son, we look forward to asking the ancients how to help you tone that down a bit, especially after what you pulled up there.” Carlisle said as he chuckled about the events that took place.
I hung my head in embarrassment. “Sorry everyone…”
“Just keep your sexual fantasies to yourself,” Rose said.
“Okay, that’s enough Rose; let’s go to our room for a while until you calm down.” Emmett said as he grabbed her and walked her up the stairs.
“So, Bella says they are here.” Carlisle stated.
“Yes she does, but I still cannot understand how she knew this.” I said plainly.
“Hm, maybe our friends may know. We should prepare for the arrival then shouldn’t we?” Carlisle announced.
“Yes we should.” I countered.
I walked up the stairs and dressed in record timing in case Bella wanted to use the room to get dressed in and went back down stairs. Bella started to walk down the stairs when she stopped midway.
“Love, are you alright?” being around my Bella was an emotional roller coaster these days. I knew I could never guess what would happen next.
“They’re here,” is all she said.
We all listened, but heard nothing, but Bella would still not move so we just stayed where we all were and waited for anything approaching. About fifteen minutes later we finally heard a vehicle pulling into our drive. Carlisle took his place at the door. We waited for them as they shut the car off and three separate doors shut. Everyone was nervous and anxious all at once. Carlisle began speaking to one of them, when Bella finally finished her walk down the stairs and went right to the door and said.
“Welcome my friends.”
She spoke these words as if she knew them, smiling a warm Welcome.
I was in shock about their reaction to Bella when she came into view, greeting them with all of her kindness and admiration she had for them without knowing them.
They were somehow stunned and acted a bit over the top I would say – they all went to their knees, bowing their heads before Bella – it was a kind of strange mix of awe and admiration as Bella had for them. Bella abruptly stopped her walk towards them in shock of the respect they had given her. As she took in the sight in front of her, she began to continue towards them, approaching the guy that Carlisle greeted first as Temujin, her warm smile even wider now she greeted him again while holding her hand to be taken. “Hello my friend, no need to be that formal for me. I welcome you into my family and please do me a favor and make yourselves comfortable – please get up.” She said while touching him and the other two on their shoulders.
Shyly, the ancients got up, which was strange and made me anxious about Bella – why on earth would these strong old vampires react like frighten children? Had I gotten something wrong? But – this was my Bella, my love, my girl, not a version of Aro! I was baffled, and looked to Carlisle, who was uncomfortable as well. Hm – this was different from what we expected…
“Well, I will introduce my family then. I guess by now that you already recognized Bella, the reason for your visit. Bella, the one to your right is my old friend Temujin, and with him are Hildr and Cernunnos. I will now introduce to you my family: over here is my daughter Rosalie and my son Emmett, also Alice and Jasper, and of course my dear wife Esme, and this is Edward who belongs to Bella.” As Carlisle introduced me, I was aware of the sharp look I got from Temujin and Cernunnos. “Dear friends, as already said by Bella, please come into our home, take a seat and let us talk – I think we have a lot to share,” continued Carlisle, then he went into the house to lead the way to our dining room. Everyone sat at the table while Carlisle continued to speak, it was apparent that we were all uncomfortable on how we should deal with our visitors.
“So, dear Temujin, if you don’t mind, let me first tell you about my trip back – I have some news that I haven’t told you, neither have I shared this with my family, since we were quite busy with, um, Bella’s change, as you may have guessed.” Carlisle then told us about his trip again – this time with more details to give to Cernunnos and Hildr as well, so everyone knew what Carlisle knew. He gave intricate details on this Vidal, the werewolf from Europe…This Marrok.
As he came to this part, the ancients went into kind of a crunch, but Carlisle told them that there was no need for any strange feelings or worry. “I can tell you, and I hope you believe me on this – if I would not have met Vidal, I would not know of the old story or the danger we are in today, and, more importantly, Bella would have been killed – again. They are the enemies of your enemies; they do watch Aro and the area of Volterra very closely. They are not the animals we have known them to be. Please let me explain this to you in more detail, and please be open – minded! The three of you have seen the trouble and much unneeded death that can come from close minded individuals, so I guess that you will understand.” After the ancients agreed, Carlisle continued and told about his past with Vidal, the information he received from him, how impressed he was with the intellectual organization they had in progress, also how strict they were to deal with their own kind, if one or the other did not fit well into this structure, with the aim to save for the greater good, their very existence.
“Carlisle, do you think that we could trust these an…, er, well I mean them?” Temujin asked, obviously still having difficulties excepting the fact that these werewolves were not our enemies. Of course – in their era, the fights with them were more or less daily business… Carlisle laughed, and ensured him that he would trust Vidal as he does them. This impressed Temujin incredibly, and he agreed to think about it.
Carlisle then continued to talk about the ending of his trip, the fiery final hours of Bella as human, and the strange process in which she had changed, the powers she acquired and we were all sure more to come, also the change in my powers as well, and how uncomfortable I made all of them with my broadcasting effect. By telling this, the whole table filled with laughter, the atmosphere at this time had changed from official to a casual and friendly one.
“Cernunnos, I heard from Temujin about your part of the myth telling, so I hope you have some ideas about this, and can help us to get some peacefulness.” Carlisle finished his telling.
“Yeah – please! I would really appreciate that – not that it bothers me too much, but I want to do my own things, not having Edwards’s ideas in my mind”, Emmett added, rolling his eyes, followed by a nudge from rose. “Ouch – what! You are as bored as I am with that babe!” He complained. We all laughed again – ok, guess that needs to be stopped soon…
Cernunnos then explained how he got the info about the myth of Bella, and how he got involved in what was called The Grail Hostilities – not that I ever heard about it. “You must know that we lived differently – friends were friends, but just very few were trustworthy enough to allow you to turn your back on them, an enemy was everybody that tried to get your prey, the rules were stricter then they are today. Anyone that had the nerve to rise against the given rules had been killed as fast as you could say banana. But…” – simply to keep the balance as it was. Humans were nothing more than animals, just worth slaughtering to feed the real race, us. A few of us then thought, if we continued down this path, our base for feeding would simply run dry – it was very common not only to feed from one or two humans, but to kill an entire family just for fun.
It was then that we heard about The Grail – I had this vision of a better life – for us as well as the humans. I wanted to get the rules changed, to avoid those senseless killings. I had a vision of a girl – of you,” he said, looking now directly at Bella. He continued to explain – how he got these visions frequently, what happened when he told them to his friends, and they told this to others, and the royalty of those days had heard about these foretelling’s; they opposed the telling and decided to kill those who would tell about it. Anyone that would try a riot, however small, however childish, no matter how innocent it was, they would get destroyed immediately just to keep the rules. This had resulted in years, decades, centuries of fighting, of killings; a few of these believers went in hiding, trying to avoid any hint of their very existence.
He explained about his relationship with a fae, and how he lost her in these fights, how he was the only one still alive. He told how he wandered throughout Europe, and ended up with Aro, how Aro got the info about this vision. “You see, Aro has a gift that, when he touches you, he can see your past all the way up until he touches you. So it was easy for him to get this until I realized what he was doing and broke the contact. Aro then tried to use this to his advantage. He knew then that my fae and I had written the myth down to books – what he did not know was that we changed the content of those stories slightly. He was as well not aware that we wrote three of those books, and I was not aware that at least two had survived. He got one book, or I should better say he got some parts of a book that was almost destroyed, but from this and from what he got from my mind, he was able to put two and two together.
I was tired by all the fighting, and even I thought that Aro would be in a much better position to rule then the older ones before him. But soon I learned that Aro was organizing the things in the same manner as the ones before him, and I simply did not want to end up being his puppy, so I left, and hid myself in a cave in Ireland. Well, the rest you know – I got the call, and called Temujin, met them at the airport, and here we are.”
We were all quiet after this – Carlisle just told us about the myth, but this background…wow.
Carlisle was thinking about the call that Cernunnos said he received; he desperately wanted to know what he was referring to.
“Who called you?” Carlisle asked; scientist as he was.
Reading minds was always a treat that I enjoyed, but when I heard what Cernunnos had answered in his head I could not help but respond quickly.
“What – you just got a call in your mind?” I asked. I received strange looks from the ancients. Oh – right, they don’t know…
“Oh I am so sorry; it is a habit of mine. Well, besides my broadcasting which is a new power and not really funny by the way, my original power was to be able to read minds – except Bella’s” I explained.
“Well, “The Call” – this is a part of the myth that we haven’t explained yet I guess” Cernunnos answered then. “I figured out somehow that this myth was something that had to do with the old bloodline of Cain, our initial creator, or our god so to say. Somehow, somewhere, there should be forgiveness for what he had done – well, you see, this has something to do with believing too; even this happened long time ago, this story has found its way into the religion of the humans, it’s written in their bible.
However, the vampires of his bloodline were able to communicate through their minds, and it was told that the leader, the king if you want to name it like that, or, in our case, the queen, has the power to broadcast to all of them. This is what is named as “The Call” – he or she can reach us, wherever we are, can rule us that way. Not that we are many these days – in the fights I mentioned earlier, these “Grail Hostilities”, many of us old vampires from Cain’s bloodline got killed, and I know just a few by know – guess you have three right in front of you” Cernunnos explained, pointing then to Hildr and Temujin.
“Oh –I have no idea how I called you, IF I called you,” Bella explained, looking to Temujin – then she received another curious look from our guests.
“Er, well, you see, Bella can read minds too…” I explained to them. “You just thought about it Temujin, so she answered.”
The whole table burst into laughter again, our guests became stoned as they heard Bella laugh aloud as this was the first time she really let it go since they arrived. They were amazed by the feeling of calmness and happiness they felt from it as we had earlier. The questions began to be asked as everyone had gotten their senses in order.
– Why was there still a heartbeat?
– What powers does she have?
– Really – tears?
– What – sleeping?
– The stoning – the pain that follows
– So many questions that needed answers, would they all be answered?
…it seems to be endless – over this, hours passed. Then Bella proved the sleeping – she yawned as if she was trying to get the whole air of the room into her lungs.
“Love, let us go upstairs so you can rest, ok?” I asked Bella, when she agreed, we excused ourselves from the table and went upstairs to our room. I heard Carlisle ask Temujin about the call, but I was currently more interested to get Bella to our room – explanations had to wait until she was up again.
After Bella and Edward went upstairs, the family began asking their own questions.
“Hildr is it, right?” Alice asked politely.
“Yes it is dear.”
“You can really track Bella?” Alice asked in confusion.
“Yes, it seems to be the case, young one,” she answered more like a mother, even if she looked somehow the same as Alice .
“I hope you don’t mind me asking, but why do you think that is so?” Alice was asking, now a little nervous.
“Hm, I really do not know the answer to that, is it, Alice?” She countered.
“Yes it is, and I think I may have a reason for it if you don’t mind my explanation.” Alice said sure of herself.
“Please, do tell, dear.” Hildr was now curious.
Alice, excited as ever, crossed one leg over the other in her chair and bent closer over the table. “Well from what I understand of this, you were only able to see her when she changed, correct?”
“Well, yes my dear.” Hildr replied with a smile.
“Okay then, well the way I see it, you all say that she is somehow The Grail to our kind and well if it’s anything like a king, then there would always be someone trying to overthrow her, somehow or take her in one way or the other, right?”
“Hm, yes, I suppose you have a point dear.” Hildr’s eyebrows were raised with just a mention of someone trying to do any of this.
“Alright, well in our world today, the king or well, queen in this case, would have to have a bodyguard of some sort, so I am thinking that she has the ultimate bodyguard, which is you. You see, if ever Bella was taken or trying to be attacked alone or something, all she has to do is call on you and all of you would come to exactly where she is. So no matter where anyone would take her, you could find her to save her. What do you think about that?” Alice said hoping she nailed it.
“Hm, Alice you are a really young vampire compared to me, but you are also very wise dear. You may be right on all of it; I just wish we knew all the answers. “
“We may never know all the answers Hildr.” Cernunnos explained.
“Another phenomenon about Bella is dangerous. We have come to notice that, when she is upset too much, she can basically freeze us where we stand without knowing it. After a few minutes of it, we begin to feel pressure almost like spontaneous combustion. We have explained to her that she needs to watch her emotions when around us all.” Carlisle continued to discuss her capabilities.
“The only thing I can gather out of this is that it must be a protective skill of hers. “ Temjunin stepped in, after he thought about it.
“Hm, yes that does make sense.” Carlisle said in deep thought.
“I myself am more curious as to her human abilities?” Temujin stated.
“Yeah, I think she is more human than a vampire, if you ask me.” Rose blurted out with sarcasm. This did not please the elders one bit. They could not fathom any vampire that scolded Bella, so they began giving Rose a harsh look and a stern one at that.
“Let us calm down please dear friends. Rose is like that with most people, she means no harm towards Bella.” Carlisle explained hands in front of him as if to stop them.
“Then this daughter of yours might be wise to not let her mouth run away from her next time.” Hildr said, intensively so, watching Rose carefully with hateful gaze.
“I will discuss this with her, yes, but please do not be offended by what she has said, they are all like real siblings and can act as such like humans do in that department.”
Temujin chided, “I see what you mean Carlisle, I have no doubt read about such humans. Hildr darling, pay no attention to her outbursts, it is a common thing amongst siblings to do so dear. “And as to explain her behavior,” he added. “Hildr, I know that you are impulsive – I still have a scar from our last argument. But please, again, consider my friends family as friends too.”
“I will calm, Temujin, but it may do her well to listen to what we say and treat her … sibling in a better manner.” Hildr said, still watching Rose who felt uncomfortable by now.
“Everyone, I am sorry for that comment, really it was just a statement, and I do tend to say things before I think it through.” Rose said, almost pleading – well, this was an uncommon experience. Laughter filled the room when Hildr had accepted her apology.
“I am sorry for interrupting everyone, but I would like to discuss further if you do not mind. “ Jasper asked respectfully, trying to bring the attention back to the subject. Cernunnos asked what he wanted to speak of now.
“Well, I have never in all my years once seen a single vampire that has so many powers. Can you explain this phenomenon to us?” Jasper was all business now.
“Oh young one, we have been who we are for many centuries and yet have never laid eyes on one that had more than one ourselves, but theories can be brought to the table for discussion if you like.” Temjunin said, excited by this subject – well, he would have some theories to tell from his books.
“I have thought about this already and I believe the simple answer to this is because of how many lives she has had.” Temujin announced.
“How do you mean exactly, friend?” Carlisle asked.
“It is really simple if you think about it. You for instance Carlisle, how many times have you been human and died that you are aware of?”
“Well, once.” He replied in confusion, eager to know where Temujin was going with this.
“Alright then, you have one power to your one existence as a human, correct?”
“If we knew exactly how many times Bella had been human and died, then we could most certainly calculate how many gifts she may possess, but considering we will never know how many deaths of hers has occurred, we cannot do so. Do you understand what I am trying to explain to you?”
“Hm, yes, I guess I do. So the more they have killed her and the more she came back, the more powers she gained, is that what you are saying, right? Carlisle asked, fascinated by this thought.
“Yes, it is my friend.” replied Temujin, pleased with his explanation.
“Does Aro know this?” Carlisle asked in worry.
“Hm, I would think not, we did not know ourselves until we arrived here to you, so my answer would be no, he does not.” Cernunnos said.
“I wanna know why she is so strong even for a newbie”, Emmett asked, probably more worried that she will keep her strength for good and he would not be the strongest anymore.
“Again, I think we can almost be positive that it all stems from all of her deaths. Every vampire is born with much strength and she has been a human many times, so it makes sense that she had only gotten stronger with each birth and death.” Temujin answered.
“Hm, I wonder how she can be able to sleep and cry and blush and have a heartbeat as she does. She seems to be almost still human!” asked Esme.
“Hm, the same reason I guess, but this time maybe it is vice versa. If she can have all of these powers, then maybe the same works for how many times she has been human. She will obviously have and keep some of their quirks.” Temjunin said.
“Will this make her more of a target? Will it be easier for one of our kind to try to kill her? Can she die from human diseases? Her blood still flows – of course not like before, but it does.” Jasper asked nonstop.
Edward was down the stairs very quickly, because of hearing these questions, no doubt.
“Proceed with your answer Temujin”, Edward asked with arms crossed, interested in hearing more about Bella’s capabilities, or potential threats.
“Dear Jasper, I am quite confident that she will not die from human diseases, she is one of us. The other questions; I cannot answer just yet, but…” said Temjunin, still thinking about the possibilities.
Edward was up the stairs then and we knew that he was now terrified by this.
“As I was saying, we strongly believe that she is the answer to our world; she is our future, she is the purest of us all. I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to want to try and if they did, then we know there future will not last long after.” Temjunin then stated.
A few seconds later, everyone was visibly watching Edward and Bella in their meadow.
Emmett brought his shoulders inward and wimped a little. “Not again, bro…”
Although we were used to this, the elders were not. They gasped with shock – for them, it must be as if they had a daydream, as if they were attacked by an unknown force. When we were unsure whether Edward does his broadcasting just to us as his family, we got the answer then by the reaction of them – no, not just us. “I am sorry friends, but it seems as though Bella has taken Edward with her again in her dreams.” Carlisle explained with a little laugh.
“How do you mean Carlisle?” Hildr asked confused, while trying to get her focus back.
“So many things she can do, it does not surprise me that we forgot one. Edward can read minds as said before, but Bella’s is the only one that he cannot read. With this said, Bella can somehow bring him into her dreams and however, we do not know the cause of this. When she does this, Edward does this broadcasting thing again, and that my friend is what you are seeing now. Guess you see both Bella and Edward in a meadow, right?”
“Yes, indeed. Wow, that is impressive… Hm, so her mind is blocked to everyone; huh, this must be another factor of protecting herself.” Temujin replied.
“If that is true, then how can she be able to do this dreaming thing with him?” Rose asked. It is still a subconscious thing.
“That I cannot answer dear child”, Temujin replied.
“I have one other question then we may relax for a while.” Carlisle continued the discussion; trying to distract us from the images we still received.
“What is it, Carlisle?” Hildr asked.
“It’s Edward this time; why all of a sudden, after Bella has been changed, he receives a new power, although we do not understand what it could be used for later on?”
“Hm….” Cernunnos was thinking. “Do you know of how many times he has been born and died?” He asked with curiosity.
“Well, no, I do not Cernunnos. But he must have been more than once as well some times, right. What are you thinking?”
“Hm, well, do not hold me to this; I may be wrong in my assumption. If Edward had been born every time Bella had been, then he too may receive many gifts as well.”
“Wait, my bro having that many powers? This really sucks hardcore, now I will never win against him in anything!” Emmett complained.
Everyone laughed at this.
“Pardon me, Cernunnos, but Edward shows only one extra power at the moment.” Jasper commented.
“Yes, you are right, but my thought is this. For both of them to receive these powers; they must both be changed, and with Bella recently changing, she has received most of hers and there maybe more, but Edward had been changed some time ago, so his might come more gradually. I am quite sure as well that somehow they influence each other – like a catalyst, a trigger. If I were you Carlisle, I would keep them close to home for some time in case a new one comes about – I guess having them around humans would not be wise then.”
“If this is true then why is the story told only about Bella and not the both of them?” Alice wondered.
“Simple dear, it is most obvious: if the story would have been written and told about the both of them, then there would never be the two of them. If only one was to be looked for, then the other would always have that chance to survive and become a vampire to find the other eventually. You see, Edward was changed without the idea that he was the other half of the story. If Aro had known this, then he would have killed the both of them.” Temjunin explained, confident in his statement.
“And do not forget – I said that I had that vision about Bella; while a vision is not the full truth, it contains the most important parts of something. I got some ideas about Edward just later, and just few glimpses about him being an important factor for Bella. And – thank god, so, Cain: I had these glimpses just after I left Aro, so he was and is not aware of that.” Cernunnos added.
“Oh, I see, it does make sense.” Alice nodded.
“Although he will more than likely have more powers, the pull we have with Bella does not seem to be so towards Edward. But that does not mean that he is any less respected by us then Bella.” Temujin said, wanting to make clear that he does respect the part that Edward would have in the later things.
“Oh and what about the fact that Bella doesn’t feed at all…?” Alice mentioned.
“Bella…does…not...need…to…feed…at…all…?” Hildr barely was able to say.
“No, not at all, it’s really weird. We do not feed from humans, but of animals – but she does none of it.” Alice exclaimed.
“Hm, yes, very odd – a vampire that does not drink blood…” Cernunnos said, while Temujin chuckled. “Well, I think, some things will never have an explanation. This may be one of them; I cannot come up with anything that explains that at the moment. Maybe it will be revealed at a later time.”
“Well friends, would you like to relax awhile before we begin our conversations later in this morning?” Carlisle asked then – we all got a lot of information and this would give us a moment to review the news.
“Yes, that would be nice Carlisle.” Temujin answered.
“I do have one thing I need to say before everyone goes about the morning.” Carlisle replied.
“What is that Carlisle?” Temujin asked.
“It’s about the werewolves. I have asked them to join on our conversation about Aro later today.” Everyone was very nervous about this and Carlisle tried to tame their fears a little more.
“Everyone, please, they will be a great asset to us and Bella. They will be here to help in this endeavor. I would like for all of us to act as adults and be patient when they arrive. They know us as friends and I would like to keep it that way. I needed to inform Vidal about the latest occurrences, since he informed me about the details of the former attacks by Aro, and he has an interest in meeting Bella. He protected her with his life, and he believes that there can be a change in the old habits of both werewolves and vampires – if only we try.”
“Carlisle, because I trust you and believe that you would not put us in harm’s way, I will agree to this, but if one of them steps out of line then we have no choice but to fight them.” Temujin stated, visibly uncomfortable by the thought of having to face a pack of werewolves soon. “Do you know how many will come?”
“I assure you there will be no problem with them. As a matter of fact, you will all be very surprised of how much they have evolved. I do not know how many will come, but Vidal informed me that he as the leader of Europe will come, and with him, usually two to three bodyguards and perhaps the American leader with bodyguards too will come.”
“Alright, Carlisle we will see then about that.” Cernunnos said, perhaps a bit more relaxed then Temujin was.
“OK, let us meet back here in two hours then, they should be arriving shortly after that. “ Carlisle finally stated before we made a break. This statement clearly was a heavy one to take…
“Oh – er, please wait Temujin– I so hoped that you have an idea about my broadcasting: how can I stop it?” I asked, not wanting to let this happen again as I came back downstairs.
“Well, I am sorry Edward, to be honest, I have no idea so far, but I will think about it, ok? You, er, may consider not thinking too graphic then in the meantime, you would do us a favor…” Temujin chuckled again.
Too funny! That was it, I went back upstairs to enjoy some time with Bella…
Oh I love this, D! Bella and Edward are like the King and Queen, Sweet! Yay!