The blind side of love
A Twilight Fanfiction
By: Zaicha The Vampire Goddess
You don’t have to see the one you love to know that it's the one.
I'm Edward Mason and this is my love story:
Who said that you have to see the one you love to that she’s the one? I can’t say that exactly because I’ve been blind since I was 10 years old. Ever since then I’ve been living in the dark, but as the years passed I had learned to cope with my incapacity. Is been hard and sometimes I thought that it was unfair but who said that life is fair?
I’m almost 18 years old my twin sister Alice is my best friend; we are both on our way to college. She had dedicated every minute of her life to take care of me. She’s the best friend or sister that anyone could ask for and I love her a lot. Sometimes I wished that she had a boyfriend; she has a few friends but I know that she hasn’t gone on a date in a long time, she had cared too much for me.
My mother, what can I say about my dear mother Esme, she has also dedicated her life to take care of me and Alice. She’s been a widow since my father died in the car accident in wich I lost my vision. It was caused by a drunk driver; my father died instantly. Since then I had to learn to live without eyes; I had learned to see with my other senses. It wasn’t easy but that was the way I have to live.
I refuge myself in music, I relearned to play the piano and a few years ago I started composing music. Next fall Alice and I will be entering college, mom didn’t want me to enroll but I convinced her. She’s a bit overprotective but I love her anyway.
I have to say that I’ve never fell in love. Let’s face it, who will want a boyfriend who can’t see? Alice says that we will find love together, I laugh every time she says that. Maybe for her but for me…
You don’t know how wrong I was, very, very, very wrong…
Rosalie & Emmett
Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Mike (Edward's Guide dog)
I love it. I so can't wait to see what happens!! You have such a talent for writing. It always makes my day to read your stories!!
Well everyone, I am back. I have a few things to say, first COLLEGE RECESS! Yayy....Hectic semester...I flunked one of my classes....second, BREAKING DAWN WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!! <3, third I went to see Abduction and I loved it. fourth, I have 5 chapters of this story ready to post, matter is that this chapter is intense and i did not know how to tone it down for this site, i hope is okay and that I don't get banned...I was tempted to just skip ahead with chapter 11 and forget about posting this one here...Let's see how it goes.
5th matter, Im posting chapter 11 too...ENJOY ;-)
I DO NOT OWN TWILIGHT! HERE GOES TO NOTHING
Safe in my arms:
“Hey swan” I turned around, “excuse me?” I asked it was peter; does he ever get a break? “What can I help you with?” I asked he chuckled.
“I want you to tell me, what does a guy like me needs to do to take a girl like you out?” he flashed me a smile. How cliché, I thought again, he really doesn’t get tired of my negative answers? What a masochistic dude.
“How many times do I have to tell you peter, no I won’t go out with you” I replied for the millionth time.
Peter has been asking me out since the second week of college and all the times I’ve refused, and told him no, is not that I didn’t want to go out with him…Is just that I got this weird vibe coming from him, like if he was trouble.
I don’t actually know because I haven’t given him the chance to prove himself, was I being a prude?
I also didn’t give him the chance because of Edward; I couldn’t get him out of my mind. I wondered what was wrong with him. I thought about him half of the time.
I still thought of the Halloween party, the chemistry between us was overwhelming; there was a moment during the night that I wanted to kiss him…
Peter was still there staring at me, “um peter really, if you don’t need anything I’m going to ask you to leave the front desk, I’m busy” I told him, he raised his eyebrows.
“Really Isabella, that’s going to be your answer,” He stated I nodded.
“Okay then, I guess I’ll be back tomorrow” he said leaving, I sighed.
I was confused, I didn’t know why I was rude with him, and maybe his intentions were good…?
The next day
My alarm buzzed, I groaned at the sound, my head hurt, I opened my eyes. My throat hurt and it was dry, I also noticed that I was sweating, I touched my forehead and it was hot; I was still sleepy I fell back into the pillows and sleep claimed me again…
“Edward wake up” I could hear Alice calling me, I groaned again.
“I don’t feel good” I replied, I felt her touch me and her hands were cold I sighed, the cold felt good.
“You have a fever, I’ll go get mom” she said, a second later mom was at my side, “oh my dear boy, it seems that you have a cold. Don’t worry mom will make you feel better.” She said
She sat me up and removed my shirt, “Mary call the doctor please while I get Edward in the shower”
I wasn’t feeling good at all, I needed moms help to go in the shower, she sat me on the bench and turned the cold water on, I started shivering.
“Shh, is okay mommy’s here don’t worry” she cooed me.
She washed me quickly and dried me; she dressed me on a clean set of pajamas. Alice said that the doctor was on his way, mom went to change her clothes since they were wet, “Edward I have to go to college, I have a test and an oral report” she told me concerned.
“Is okay Alice, I’ll be fine, is just a cold” I told her hoarsely.
I needed my English lit work and the rest of the classes too, I could feel that I was going to stay home for the rest of the week because mom and my doctor were panicked like that…I told Alice to get my professors office hours so she could get any paperwork, and to tell Bella to collect everything from English lit. And tell Prof. Hale that I was sick, she agreed and left before mom came back.
Dr Gerandy my general doctor saw me, he said that I had a severe cold and a throat infection, he gave mom the prescription for my medicines he also told her to check my temperature every hour and give me lots of liquids.
He instructed that I couldn’t go to school until Monday…
He said that the headache I had didn’t affect my eyes at all. After that mom paid him and led him out, after a while she came to my room with a warm plate of oatmeal done my favorite way with milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of cinnamon. A cup of tea, my medicines, and fresh orange juice with aloe and honey, it was a natural expectorant. I went to sleep again when I was done…
Edward has been sick all week, I agreed to get his lit class assignments and deliver them personally, yeah I know crazy after the way his mom treated me…I was going there tomorrow. Peter has been bothering me all week, he was behind me at the cafeteria and paid for my soda on Wednesday, he had also bought me flowers…
I’ve been worried about Edward; I decided to call him to see how he was. He wasn’t hoarse anymore; he told me that he was getting better. I was glad, I confirmed that I was going to his house tomorrow to give him what professor Hale sent him. I let him go and went to bed myself…
After dinner went to my room and took the folders with Edward’s work, my purse, and car keys, I stuffed the folders in my bag and went out. I got in my car but when I turned the key, the engine didn’t want to turn on, I turned the keys five more times and nothing, and this was great! Mom’s car was at the mechanic and Phil was at an activity from the school her worked at.
I decided to walk; it wasn’t that far from my house. I put on my jacket and started walking, everything was fine until half of the way, I was just a few blocks from Edward’s house, the night got darker and drops of rain started falling. I pulled the hoodie over my head and kept walking, ten minutes later or so a car passed beside me, it went ahead but then it slowed and backed up…it was a guy, he rolled down the window and I saw who it was…peter.
“Is that you Swan?” he asked, I kept walking; he followed on the car and made me stop, “please Swan, don’t be such a prude! It’s just a ride, I don’t bite…” he chuckled, I deliberated, it started to rain a little heavier…perfect! I couldn’t risk getting a cold, I had a test on Monday. I weighted my options.
My brain started yelling at me, telling me that this was a bad idea, telling me not to get in the car. I went against it and I got in the biggest mistake ever, but of course I didn’t know that yet…
Inside the car it was warm, peter had music playing from his iPod. I strapped in and pulled my bag to my chest, both hands around it, after a few minutes peter decided to start a conversation.
“So, you never told me if you liked the flowers or not, even though I left you my number in the card. Why didn’t you called?” he asked, I was started to regret this.
“I was busy studying” I replied he laughed, “you’re never going to change Swan” he said, I looked at him, “what you mean?”
“You seriously don’t remember me?”Peter asked I frowned, “am I supposed to?” I inquired.
“Swan, we have been on the same school since first grade” he said I looked at him again and thought…
“crap! You’re McAllister, you used to pull my hair and copy me on math!” I exclaimed I couldn’t believe I didn’t recognize my tormentor; he used to bully me all the time. He and Jasper had a few fights because of that.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” I asked “I thought you would figure it out Swan, you’re a smart girl… I correct a very pretty, smart girl” he said as he stopped the car.
We weren’t near Edward’s street yet; he unbuckled his seatbelt and moved closer to me. I had a bad feeling about this, “you’re so pretty Bella, you always were” he said placing his hand on my thigh, “um I think I’m going to keep walking now. It’s not far”
I said grabbing the handle of the door, I needed to get out, and peter saw my movement.
“NO! You’re not going anywhere, not until I’m done with you!” he moved his hand higher and grabbed my waist, he leaned in and tried to kiss me, I pushed him off.
“Please let me go” I whimpered.
“Later” he said leaning in again, he kissed me forcefully; he threw my bag on the floor some of the content spilling out. Tears started falling, maybe if I let him kiss me… And whatnot, he’ll leave me alone for good.
He then unbuckled my seatbelt and brought me closer to him, his hands were on my waist, I heard him fumbling with his pants, I froze.
I needed to get out; he was going to… I couldn’t even think of the word, after that he went for the buttons of my shirt.
I fought him off but he was stronger, “come on Bella” he said; “please let me go Peter, please!” I said with a kick, which angered him.
He raised his hand and slapped me, he cut my lip, he pushed the seat back, and then on the floor I saw it, my can of pepper spray I grabbed it while he wasn’t looking and faked to be knocked out.
He was hovering over me, he started kissing my neck and collarbone, I peeked open my eyes and his were closed, I decided to make my move I sprayed him, he yelled and covered his eyes and rubbed them.
I grabbed the door handle and opened the door; I managed to take half of my body out of the car. Peter recovered and grabbed my feet; I started kicking and yelling for help.
“You’re going to pay for that Swan!” he told me, “no girl attacks me and gets away with it” he said.
I just kept fighting him off and begging for someone to help me, as I sprayed him some more.
Jasper was driving me home after we had gone for some dessert; he had picked me up after dinner. Two streets near my house, just before the entrance of the private mansions complex, there was a car parked at the side of the road, we passed by it.
Jasper then looked through the rearview mirror and hit the brakes, “what’s wrong?” I asked “there’s a girl on the street…” he said with a gasp, “what!” I exclaimed.
“You’re not going to believe this…we have to help the girl” jasper said unbuckling and opening the door, I was confused.
“Why?” I asked,
“It’s Bella” and that’s all he had to say, “Stay here, I don’t want Mrs. Masen to kill me” he told me.
Bella had told me that some guy was bothering her, I even caught him following her sometimes, it was peter McAllister he had gone to school with us, I don’t remember how many times I’ve fought with him because he always bullied Bella. I recognized the car; I was going to keep going my way until I saw Bella. He was hurting her; I opened the driver’s side and pulled him by the shirt, “get your filthy hands off her!” I took him out of the car; Bella fell off the seat into the ground.
I punched peter a few times. “Don’t you dare to move or I’ll punch the life out of you” I went to the other side and cradled Bella to my chest; “Jasper” she whispered.
“Shhh, Bella is okay, I got you” I carried her back to my car and left her with Alice.
You didn’t need to be a genius to know that he had tried to do to her, I called the cops, they said they’ll come, I waited by Peter’s car. Alice was looking out for Bella, the cops took peter on custody, I took Bella’s bag and stuff from his car and went to mine, the other cop was tending Bella and trying to make her give her statement.
“Officer Mallory, why don’t you give Miss Swan a break? I’ll make sure she goes to the station tomorrow and answer all of your questions, I promise” I said to him, he nodded.
I went to Alice’s house, I carried Bella, and in that moment Esme came down the stairs and saw us. She was going to scold Alice for letting me in without her permission, and then she saw Bella “what is she doing here? And why is he carrying her?” Alice informed her of what happened and Esme let Bella stay.
She didn’t want to go home and asked Alice to make up something to say to her mom, I took her upstairs to Alice’s room I said my goodbyes and left. Alice assured me that Bella was going to be fine with them.
Jasper left, I went to Edwards’s room and explained what happened to Bella. I couldn’t believe that he blamed himself.
“I want to speak to her Alice, please” I nodded and went back to my room, I gave Bella some of Edwards old clothes and took pictures of her injuries, she had a bruises on her waist, and ankles, and her cheek was a little swollen. Then I led her to Edwards room, “just come back here when you’re ready to sleep” I told her.
I couldn’t believe what Alice told me, Bella had been assaulted on her way here, and all because I was sick and asked her to bring me the paperwork from literature class. I needed to speak to her; I needed to know that she was okay.
“Edward” Bella said softly, I patted the space beside me on the bed. She sat and hugged me, I froze but recovered quickly.
“I was so scared Edward, I don’t know what would have been of me if Jasper and Alice hadn’t come to my rescue.” she said in a whimper.
“Shh is okay Bella. No one can hurt you now Bella, you’re safe” I said as she clung to me, I held her tight.
“I’m never going to let you go Bella, you’re too important to me” I told her.
“Thanks Edward, you’re a great guy,” she said then kissed my cheek.
“You’re pretty great too” I told her, Bella cried for a little while I rubbed her back and dried her tears. She finally fell asleep, I laid her gently to the bed, she grabbed my shirt “don’t go” she whimpered.“Shh Bella, is okay” I cooed and lay beside her. She had a fitful sleep because she had nightmares and mumbled in her sleep.
“Protect me Edward” she said cuddling closer to me.
“I will Bella; I promise that from now on you will be safe, safe in my arms.”
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First date revelations:
It’s been a week since what happened to Bella, she had gone to the police and gave her statement, peter was going to wear an electronic shackle on his ankle, and Bella’s mom had issued a restraining order and had informed the board of the university and they had a copy of the order.
Bella and I became closer after she spent the night at my house, she often grabbed my hand while we walked, and kissed me in the cheek every time she had to leave, she opened up to me and told me more and more about herself.
I felt like a liar because I couldn’t tell her my greatest secret, but now that I knew that she at least felt something similar to what I feel for her, I made my resolve and made the plan to tell her. I was going to take her out on a date and at the end of the night, if everything went well…I was going to tell her.
I couldn’t go to the movies so Alice helped me get tickets for a symphony concert, I was going to take Bella to dinner to a fine restaurant and then we’ll enjoy the concert, then maybe we’ll have a walk on the beach, and there’s where I’ll tell her.
I was going to be devastated if she rejected me, until now she had treated me normal, I didn’t want that to change because I liked her…a lot.
I couldn’t stop thinking about her even though I’ve never seen her face; I had my own mental picture of her.
Alice and I had everything planned for next Friday, Alice told me that Bella was still a bit shaken and needed a little more time, it was fine with me. Alice also helped me get a new outfit, and told me that she was going to make sure that Bella had a pretty outfit too.
I couldn’t wait for next Friday to be here, I was going to call Bella tonight and ask her out, I prayed that she said yes…
I was on the kitchen preparing some cookies when my phone rang; I pressed my Bluetooth “hello”
“Hi Bella, how are you?” Edward asked, “I’m okay, baking cookies actually” I told him.
“Mmm cookies” he said, I giggled “macadamia cookies actually, I can bring you some to school if you want” I told him.
“Sure Bella” he replied, there was a little bit of silence on the line.
“Um Bella, I wanted to ask you something…” Edward started, “yes what is it Edward, you can ask me anything” I told him.
Edward and I got a little closer after what happened to me, the connection I felt was stronger after that night. Every time we touched my insides tingled and a sense of peace and serenity filled me.
“Would you go out with me next Friday?” he said with hesitation. I froze and bit my lip, was Edward actually asking me out…?
“Out, as on a date?” I dumbly asked, “Yes Bella, on a date. So what’s your answer” he said his voice shaky.
Over the last few days the feelings I had for Edward progressed and I felt as if he felt the same way about me…was this date his way of telling me that his feelings were mutual? I didn’t want to be disappointed if he only wanted me as a friend, I liked him so much, and I would be devastated if he rejected me.
“Yes Edward, I’ll go out with you” I said, he exhaled in relief, did he thought I was going to reject him? Okay maybe he did like me too…
“Okay, I’ll tell you next week the final details, you don’t need to take your car because I’ll pick you up” he said “okay” I agreed.
“Well Bella, see you tomorrow, and don’t forget those cookies” Edward said with a chuckle, I giggled. “Goodbye” I said hanging up.
I was going out with him, who knew maybe this date could be the start of something new…
As an assignment for class I had to create a one shoulder dress, so since Edward was going to take Bella out on Friday I decided to give Bella the dress, we had to show them with a model so yesterday I called Bella and asked her to model for me, she agreed. On Friday I was going to help her get ready for her date with Edward and then jasper was going to take me home.
What Edward and I had planed was so romantic, and cute the best of all was that Edward was going to finally tell Bella that he was blind; we both hope that she didn’t reject him, I would be devastated and Edward was going to be heartbroken.
That was my fear, but knowing Bella, I knew that she wasn’t going to reject my brother at all, Bella had a kind heart. Deep down I knew that she was going to accept him and something good was going to bloom from that date.
Friday: the day of the date
I was very nervous as I got ready for my date with Bella, I count believe that she actually agreed to go out with me; Alice had gone to Bella’s house to help her get ready. Twenty minutes later I was done and headed downstairs where James was waiting for me.
Mom flipped when I told her that I was going out with Bella. She tried to stop me, but I told her to leave me alone. She just came in to tie the knot of my tie; I had always needed help with that even when I had my eyes. Dad always used to help me do it, I missed him so much, he was my best friend, and I know he’s proud of me for getting into his alma mater, that’s why I did it in his honor.
James drove to Bella’s house, Alice texted I that Bella was ready, and that she had already left with jasper. Too soon James parked on Bella’s house and opening the door for me, when I got out he handed me the flowers I had bought and rang the bell. A couple of seconds later Renée opened the door, “hello Edward” she said, “hello Renée, here” I said and gave her a smaller bouquet of fine wild flowers, for Bella I had a lilacs and rosebuds bouquet.
“Oh, thank you Edward, you didn’t have to do that!” Renée said I just smiled, “come on in, I’ll go get Bella” she told me and then left the way she had come.
Two or three minutes later, Bella and Renée came down the stairs. “Hi” Bella said shy, “hello Bella, you look very lovely this evening. Here” I said handing her the bouquet, or hands touched slightly I felt sparks, “oh Edward they’re beautiful. Thank you” Bella said exited. “Guys you better go, it’s getting late, give me the flowers I’ll get them some water and a vase. I’ll put them on your bedroom” Renée told Bella.
“Bye mom” Bella said. “Have a goodnight Renée” I told her.
“Be safe” she said before closing the door. Bella linked her arm in mine, we walked to the car and got in. James had soft music playing it was one of my many recordings; Bella was humming some of the songs.
“So Edward, where are you taking me? You never told me” Bella said after a while, I smiled “well right now we’re going to dinner, the rest it’s a surprise” I said.
“Okay” Bella replied, “I promise you’ll love it Bella. Don’t worry”
We finally arrived to the restaurant, I took Bella’s hand and we walked to the entrance, the hostess led us to the table I had reserved and then a waitress came and handled us our menus. She asked for our drink orders and appetizers, I ordered some lobster cakes and king crab salad. Then our drinks, Bella ordered a pina colada without alcohol, I chose a decaf iced tea with extra lemon.
“So, how are you feeling Bella, have you ever been to this restaurant before?” I asked as an ice breaker.
“I’m okay, and the restaurant is nice, a little cozy” she replied.
“Glad you liked it, it was my dad’s favorite place” I said.
Bella was going to ask me something, when the waitress came back with the drinks and appetizers.
“Are you ready to order?” the waitress whose name was Tanya I noticed that when she spoke she was turned in my direction, “what are the house’s special?” I asked.
“Well we have the sea food paella, the meat paella, and the shrimp and scallops fettuccine Alfredo.” Tanya said, “what do you want Bella, one of the house specials or something else from the menu?” I asked her.
I think Tanya was trying to flirt with me…? Poor girl I only had ‘eyes’ for the girl sitting beside me.
I had chosen a small table because I wanted Bella and I to be close to each other.
“I’ll have the shrimp and scallops Alfredo” Bella answered. “And you sir?” Tanya asked me “the seafood paella with extra seafood, please” I said.
“Right away” Tanya said and left.
“So Bella, you were going to say something, right?” I said she was chewing so I waited until she was done.
“yeah, I was going to ask you, when you made the comment about your father, you said that this was his favorite place, what happened to him or is just that he doesn’t like it anymore?” she asked while she took a sip from her drink.
Was I ready to tell her this? Yes Edward! You have to tell her everything, honesty is the base of any relationship…
“I said that because, he um…he passed away” I stated, Bella took my hand, “I’m sorry Edward, I didn’t mean to upset you” she said her tone apologetic.
“Is okay Bella” I reassured her, we talked comfortably through the first course, Bella even cracked some jokes, her laugh was so full of life, it was sweet music to my ears.
We ordered some dessert, Bella asked for a lemon crème pie and I ordered a crème Brule.
“Mmm, this is so good” Bella said with satisfaction I smiled at her.
A few minutes later I paid the check and got in the car, we were going to the symphony concert now.
Bella was humming to one of my compositions again, this time she held my hand the entire ride, it was nice. At some point I took her hand and kissed her knuckles, Bella got hotter I guess she blushed, “so beautiful” I said caressing her cheek with my free hand, her face heated again.
I smiled, Bella then reached and closed the space between us and hugged me.
“You’re so sweet Edward” she said kissing my cheek.
Too soon again James stopped and opened the door, this time he helped Bella out.
“Take a nap while the concert is over. I have my phone I’ll call you in case that I something happens” I told James, he agreed.
Once we were inside the building I started struggling, how am I supposed to look for the right entrance to out balcony seats?
I remembered that Alice had printed out the directions for me, luckily I didn’t had to use them because Bella had been here before.
“This is so cool, I haven’t been here since my eight grade recital, and also the graduation was here too.” She said
“Well, were going to be seated in one of the balcony’s, so I guess we have to go to the second floor” I said.
“Okay, this way then, I don’t want to go through the stairs” she said, we rode on the elevator and Bella found our seats.
We chatted about classical music while the concert started, “so which one’s your favorite?” Bella asked, “Debussy” I said unsure.
“Yeah, Clair de Lune is great” she replied… a few minutes after the concert started, Bella scooted closer to me and took my hand, rubbed circles on her palm, she sighed relaxed.
The night has been great, I have to admit that Edward is different, no other guy has done what Edward did tonight , I mean dinner was great and comfortable, an did enjoyed the concert very much. Every time Edward and I touched sparks flied inside of me, I couldn’t get away from the peaceful sensation I felt when I was with him. I even enjoyed the silences, they weren’t awkward.
After the concert James, Edwards took us to the beach, when we got out of the car; James gave Edward a blanket and a lantern. We linked hands again and walked on the sand, we had taken our shoes off and Edward had discarded the suit jacket and rolled the sleeves of his shirt up, the hem of his pants too.
The wind gave a cool breeze since it was the beginning of November, we reached a good spot and I laid down the blanket, Edward sat beside me, we were in silence for a few minutes, I noticed that Edward was a bit tense.
“What’s wrong?” I asked concerned, he turned his head and took my hands he took a deep breath and then answered.
“Bella, remember I said at the party that I was going to tell you why I used my sunglasses even at night…” he said, “yes Edward” I replied.
“Well, I want to tell you Bella, but I’m scared” he stated, “scared of what Edward?” I asked “I fear that you would reject me once I tell you” he said his face down.
What could be that bad that he feel I’ll reject him? I guess is not a matter of trust, maybe he had been rejected before and he fears I’ll do the same…? Well I can understand that, I need to make him see I’m not going anywhere, he’s too important to me, I want him, no I need him my life hasn’t been the same since I met him.
“Edward, I’m here, you can tell me anything. I’m not going to run away, it can’t be that bad.” I said,
“Okay Bella, eight years ago my dad and I were driving home from a baseball game, we were on the high way we were discussing the game dad talked to me but he never took his eyes from the road. When all the sudden a car was speeding our way, dad tried to get out of the way but the car hit, the windshield broke from the impact and everything turned black for me.
We spun a few times, and I think we fell off to the side of the road. I was cared, my body hurt and I couldn’t see anything, my eyes hurt a lot. I called and yelled for dad but he never answered me. He had died on the impact.”
Edward said, he took a breath, tears were spilling out of my eyes it was so sad, from what he told me I guessed that somehow his eyes were mutilated or something.
“I’m so sorry Edward” I said squeezing his hands, he reached for my face and dried my tears.
“Don’t cry Bella, I didn’t tell you this to make you sad” he said softly.
“I have something bigger to tell you Bella, something that might change the way you see me” he said. I was silent; I just pressed his hand and told him to continue.
“I don’t take off my sunglasses because, I’m blind” Edward said, the last part a whisper. Did he just say that he was blind? And then I remembered, Mike his guide dog, the walking cane he used every day and he was also using tonight, the odd way he walked, and how he searched for glasses and eating utensils. It was very subtle but I sometimes saw him struggling to get them…why didn’t I say anything to him before, I don’t know.
“You’re blind? Blind as in you can’t see a thing?” I asked he nodded. “I know where you are because I follow your voice; I know when you’re near because of your scent.” He explained to me.
Now I understood, he thought I was going to reject me because he was blind. I smiled he can’t see me so that means he likes me because of my insides, for what I really am, only if he knew that I felt the same way…well he hasn’t said anything about liking me but I knew he did.
He had let go of my hand and he turned away from me, “Edward” I said placing my hand on his shoulder, he didn’t turned but didn’t shrugged my hand away either.
I told him how I felt, I couldn’t lose him.
“I’m not going anywhere Edward, I don’t care that you’re blind! It’s what’s on the inside what matters, you’re too important for me Edward, I like you…I like you too much” I said. He finally turned; I pulled him closer to me. “Really?” he said “I’m telling you the truth Edward. I don’t care that you can’t see. I like you anyway”
“Bella, this is serious, when I saw I’m blind it means that I might never see again, I don’t know if surgery is possible. My doctors haven’t considered it yet, it is a possibility but they don’t know. You need to have this in mind if you’re really going to accept me” Edward said his tone serious.
“I understand Edward.” I told him solemnly, I wanted to see his eyes. I wasn’t sure if he would let me or not but I asked him anyway.
Before I could say anything, Edward touched my face, he explored it with his fingers, and I closed my eyes and stayed still.
“Your skin is so soft Bella, like silky rose petals” Edward praised, right on cue I blushed. He caressed my lips for a second and then dropped his hands.
“Edward, can I take your sunglasses off?” I asked Edward was shocked. “Are you sure Bella, I don’t want to scare you” he said. “Is okay Edward, believe me, I can’t be that bad. Trust me please” I said he sighed and nodded, he stayed still, as I reached his face and ever so slowly, I eased the glasses off him.
I was surprised on what I saw once the dark shades didn’t cover his eyes, Edward had scars on the sides, underneath and on the lids of his eyes, and they were a faint red color.
His eyes on the other hand were barely there, what I mean is that they were a milky color, like a milky green. Some people might think that it was bizarre and even scary but I wasn’t scared, for me those eyes were beautiful. I was going to convince him to not use the sunglasses while he was with me, maybe when it was just the two of us, I didn’t want him to be uncomfortable.
I did the same thing he did to me, I touched his scars with my fingertips, “you don’t have to be ashamed Edward, your eyes are beautiful” I told him.
My face was so close to his, I traced his lips, I heard Edward take a breath, I wanted to kiss him, I wanted him to kiss me, Edward mimicked me his fingertips again on my lips.
“Bella” he whispered, “yes?” I replied the same way.
I didn’t dare to raise my voice, I didn’t want to ruin the moment, “stay very still, I want to try something” Edward said.
I didn’t move, I didn’t say anything; ever so slowly Edward moved forward, bent his head and pressed his lips to mine.
He kissed me, my lips moved against his and we were kissing, I wrapped my arms around his neck and brought him closer to me, Edwards hands wandered to my back, they settled on my waist, neither of us wanted to let go, we broke apart breathless. Our foreheads where joined, we were breathing the same air.
“That was amazing” Edward said.
“Yeah” I agreed, we stood up, picked up what we had brought and walked back to the car, there James gave us some water and towels to clean our feet.
Once in the car James drove to my house, my head rested on Edward’s shoulder, I hummed to what was playing from the speakers wondering who the author of the beautiful pieces was. Too soon James was parking at my dive way, Edward got out and helped me out; he walked me to the door.
“Thank you Bella, I had a wonderful time” Edward told me. “No, thank you Edward” I said.
“There’s one more thing I want to ask you Bella” Edward said
“Anything Edward” I replied, “Okay, um well…would you be my girlfriend?” he asked me with a blush.
I giggled, “Of course Edward, of course I’ll be your girlfriend” I said as I leaned in and kissed him.
This had been the 2nd best night of my life, the date had gone great! Bella didn’t reject me, we kissed, and now she was mine!
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thats a sweet chapter, i like it... keep writing
aww i like his stroy but i never knew he was blind poor eddy
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After that first date with Bella, things progressed and it still, sometimes shocked me that I had a girlfriend.
November passed really quick, college work got lighter but he had a few projects to hand in after thanksgiving break. Bella and I went on a couple more dates and even a double date with Alice and jasper. Mom overheard one of my conversations with Alice about Bella and she had a fit when I confirmed her that Bella was indeed my girlfriend. She blamed it all on Alice but I defended my sister, Bella felt badly because mom and I had another argument because of her, but I told her not to worry about it.
I wondered why mom reacted that way, did she thought that no one would ever love me just because I can’t see…? Well Bella and I haven’t say those words yet, but I knew I loved her already, words were just that, words.
I’ve become a fan of Bella’s lips, kissing her is like entering in another dimension, I feel like time stops and nothing else matter, just her and I.
Nothing has changed in the way she treats me and that makes me happy, yes she sometimes helps me when I’m not on a familiar place but that is it. I’ve even been in her house to do some projects, Phil and Renée are great.
Since Bella and I didn’t spend thanksgiving together, I met Bella’s father the day after that, Bella had convinced me to not use my sunglasses all the time, to take them off just for her and I agreed so that day when I met Charlie Swan I didn’t have them on. Bella told me that she wasn’t going to tell her father about my blindness that day, I felt rejection but she told me that she wasn’t embarrassed of me, she just didn’t want to overwhelm me or her father with all the information, she promised me that we would tell him when he came back to Florida for the Christmas time.
It was December Bella and I have been together for a month, Bella prepared dinner and we had a picnic. She had prepared broccoli and cheese soup, spicy Italian sandwiches, a muffin sized cupcake and lemonade.
We had gone to the beach that adjoined Bella’s house that way we won’t be interrupted. The food was great, and I had a good time. I read to Bella a few chapters from Wuthering heights while she cuddled beside me, when James came to pick me up two hours later, Bella kissed me goodbye and I thank her for the wonderful night I had.
Christmas Eve night:
Alice and I had gone shopping for Christmas at the begging of the week, I put on hold Bella’s gift, it was a necklace, the vendor at the store let me touch it. it was a heart shaped charm that had a smaller charm of a rose, it was pure, genuine silver. I had also gotten her a pair of ray ban sunglasses like mines but her were purple and had a lighter tint on them.
I had a surprise gift, something I made myself for her since that night when she accepted me, I knew she was going to love it. Alice had also bought gifts for Jasper, Bella, mom, me, and even Renee, Phil, and Bella’s dad who arrived last night. I had also gotten something for all them, but I was very nervous because the day after Christmas Bella and I were telling Charlie, Renée, and Phil about my blindness, I hope they didn’t thought that I wasn’t good enough for their daughter, I just got Bella I don’t want to lose her.
I was in my room finishing getting ready to go down to dinner, mom invited aunt Carmen and uncle Eleazar and they were coming from Daytona with their daughters Irina, Kate, and the last one Eliza she was eight years old. She was just a baby when I had the accident so I don’t remember her well as I remember the others.
I cared about my uncles and cousins but we didn’t see them much because of the distance and their busy jobs. It was going to be nice to spend some time with them, they were our only family, Grandpa Anthony and grandma Didyme died when dad graduated from college, before Alice and I were born.
My mother had a brother Marion, he was just two years younger than her, he died…well he committed suicide after his pregnant girlfriend was mugged, raped, and murdered during a carjacking.
Grandpa Edward my mom’s dad, had died a year before we were born, Grandma Allyson then moved with us and then died when we were five; so yeah uncle Carmen and aunt Eleazar were the only family we had left, although I had Bella’s and jaspers family too since we were together and Bella and jasper passed from being friends to be in laws.
Even though Bella’s family was small, Jasper had a big family; well I only know that because Alice told me.
We had also bought Christmas gifts for the girls and gift cards for our uncles. People often wondered how we still had money if my dad was dead and mom stopped working, well mom received a monthly support from where dad worked, he was doctor but he had worked with some pharmaceutical companies and laboratories to create an new medicine for heart problems, it was successful so part of the money from the profits was given to us as living family from dad. Mom also had her inheritance, and all the money she did while she worked as an interior decorator. Alice and I knew that we had our on spare of inheritance from dad, and both deceased grandparents but we couldn’t have it until we were 21.
The guy who caused the accident were dad died, worked for a very influential company so they pay us a support of sorts for the damages their ex employee inflicted on us while he was using one of the companies car under the effects of alcohol.
The doorbell rang, I got out of the room and went downstairs the smell of dinner hit me, and the mixture of perfumes from everyone filled my nostrils too.
“Where’s Edward aunt Esme?” Eliza asked, “Right here” I said, I heard her fast footsteps a second later she was right beside me hugging my middle. She always asked for me first whenever she came here, “how are you tiny?” I asked her, she giggled.
“I’m fine giant” she said
They all entered then and greeted me; Alice walked down a few minutes later and repeated the process.
We went to sit at the living room while mom and Kate went to the kitchen to finish dinner, Kate had a thing for cooking, she wanted to be a chef, she was two years younger than us, and in fact she was going to turn 16 soon.
Irina is 12 and she has a sweet voice she loves shows and performing, I bet that if she applied to Julliard or the Maryland academy of the arts and she was going to be accepted.
“So you started college in fall, Alice” uncle Eleazar said “yes uncle we entered college in the fall” Alice said.
“What you mean?” he asked “when I say we I mean Edward and I of course, he is on college too” Alice explained.
“Wow, are you serious? Esme let you go to college?” Aunt Carmen asked me. I nodded, they were both shocked, they knew how my mother treated me and even though they didn’t like it they didn’t say much.
“Yeah, is pretty great, we just finished this semester a few weeks ago. I got in the fashion department and Edward in music, we even made new…ahh, um friends” Alice said.
“That’s nice. Tell me about them” Aunt Carmen said, “Ahh that’s not a good idea…” Alice started “why?” Eleazar asked.
“Touchy subject…mom doesn’t like our friends Isabella and Jasper” I replied, “why not? Are they a bad influence…? Because if they are, then I think that Esme is on her own right not to like them” Carmen said
“No, aunt, is not that…Isabella and Jasper are, I mean, mom doesn’t like them because, they’re more than our friends…they’re our boyfriend and girlfriend” Alice said.
Silence followed our statement.
“What do you mean?” Eleazar asked, “Isabella is my girlfriend” I said. “And Jasper is my boyfriend” Alice stated, Aunt Carmen laughed “and you mom doesn’t approve?” she asked I nodded.
“You’re kidding me right?” she said, I snorted “I wish I wasn’t but is true.” I said, “Jasper and I have been together for three months, Bella and Edward for one” Alice explained.
Aunt Carmen sat with us in the couch and hugged us both, “aww that is so cute! Do you have pictures? I want to see them” she said. Alice looked on her phone and showed her the pictures she had, “wow, Edward Isabella is very beautiful, and jasper is quite the hottie” Carmen said.
Mom then returned to the living room and told us that dinner was ready. We all followed her and Kate to the dining room, Alice mom and I took our usual seats, Eliza sat next to me, Kate beside Alice and Irina was beside her, Carmen and Eleazar sat across each other Carmen beside Eliza and Eleazar besides Irina.
Dinner went smoothly, and we all cached up with each other mom at least sounded pleased with having my father’s sister here. After dinner mom brought out dessert and non alcoholic eggnog, it was delicious, and then we all headed to the living room again since it was almost midnight to give and receive our presents.
We gave the girls their gifts first, to Kate Alice and I got her a set of knives and other cooking gadgets, mom gave her a just released cookbook, I got Irina a set of three karaoke cd’s, and Alice got her a bracelet, to Eliza I had bought the DVD collection of Hannah Montana alongside with the movie, Alice got her some shirts and jewelry from Hannah too.
She was trilled; she hugged me tight and peppered my face with kisses and a chorus of “you guys are the best cousins ever!”
Alice and I then received our gifts and gave mom, Carmen, and Eleazar theirs. Alice told me that Eliza had put on one of the Hannah shirts on top of her dress, it was the one that said ‘life’s what you make it’ and was playing the Hannah doll mom got her.
Carmen took me to the studio because she wanted to talk to me in private.
“So I was talking with my nephews earlier and they told me that they were both in college and that you um, didn’t like their boyfriend and girlfriend. Why is that Esme?”
Why, did Alice and Edward tell her that? Are they plotting something against me? I have to point out that since they started seeing those two, they have rebelled against me, well just a little, Edward can’t ever rebel against me, and he needs me. He depends on me…
“Carmen, I don’t know what are you insinuating” I said, “they showed me their pictures and told me marvelous things about them, I don’t know what is your objection Esme really” she said.
“Have you met them Carmen, have you?” I asked
“No I haven’t but I believe on what my nephews say they don’t need to lie and you know that Esme…unless you started giving them reasons to lie to you?”
Who does she thinks she is to talk to me like that?
I know she’s my sister in law, but I know what is good for my children, jasper might be a little good for Alice, but Isabella…I don’t like Isabella for Edward, she might be good looking but I still don’t like her at all, and there’s nothing anyone can do to make me like her.
“Okay Carmen, this conversation won’t get us anywhere…I don’t want to ruin the night, and even though I don’t show it I’m glad that you came to visit.” I told her
Carmen sighed, “glad to hear that Esme, I hope you rectify your ways before is too late, if you don’t, you might lose Edward and Alice” she told me, I nodded. After that we went out of the study we said our goodbye’s and they left.
Alice and I had breakfast with mom the next morning, then we headed to Bella’s house, jasper was going to meet us there we were going to have lunch and then head home, Alice opened the door of the car while James took out the two bags that had the gifts on them, we gave him his and after thanking us he took off and left.
Alice knocked and Phil let us in, the house smelled like Christmas, I could hear holyday music playing on the background. But overall I caught Bella’s scent she was on the living room, I had slowly memorized Bella’s house I still don’t know it like the back of my hand but I’ll get there eventually.
“Edward!” Bella exclaimed and hugged me, I wrapped my arms around her, “I missed you” she said. “I missed you too” I told her, Bella gave me a quick kiss then we went to the living room where I could hear Renée talking.
“Edward, Alice thanks for coming” Renée said as she saluted us. “Alice, come with me, I want to show you something” Renée added Alice left with her.
Bella and I sat on the couch, Bella took her hand in mine she was shaking a little, but before I could ask what was wrong she broke the silence, “dad you remember Edward” Bella started, “yes Bella he was here for your birthday. And he was there with you the day after thanksgiving too. How are you” he told me…right, I guess that Bella hasn’t told Charlie that we were dating, “fine sir and you?” I asked very polite.
“I’m good” was his response. “Well dad, I have…I mean Edward and I have to tell you something…” Bella said grasping my hand harder.
“Ah, let me formally introduce myself, my name is Edward Masen and I’m Bella’s boyfriend” I said and extended my hand; Charlie took it and shook it.
A few seconds passed since Bella talked, a very eerie silence followed my words, I didn’t say a thing, Bella didn’t even move, and Charlie was silent, I was starting to panic…what if he thought I’m not good enough for Bella? What if he thinks I’m weird or something?
I decided to take off my sunglasses in case that they made Charlie uncomfortable.
Finally Bella spoke, “so dad…what are you thinking?” she asked.
“I’m just digesting this Bella, how long have you been dating?” he asked a little resentment on his tone, maybe he felt left out…
“Just a little over a month dad” Bella answered, Charlie grunted “ohh, okay” was his answer.
“Sir, I can promise you that my intentions with Bella are good. She’s a marvelous girl, very intelligent, I promise you I’ll do my best to keep her safe and protected, you can trust me.” I told him my tone solemn.
Charlie sighed, “Okay I’m going to trust you with my baby girl. And please call me Charlie” he said patting me on the back, after that he left Bella and I were alone.
Bella relaxed beside me, “well that went well” she said, I nodded. “Edward” Bella said scooting closer to me, “yes?” I said “kiss me” Bella requested, I smiled took her face in my hands and pressed my lips to hers, she had on lip gloss it tasted like gingerbread cookies, it was so hot, so sweet, so…Bella. She wrapped her arms around my neck and pulled me closer I caressed her back hugging her even closer to me. We broke apart breathless, Bella caressed my face; I took her hand and kissed her knuckles Bella giggled.
“Do you want something to drink, or maybe a snack?” Bella asked me, I nodded “what do you want?” she asked me “surprise me” I told her with a smile; “okay” she replied and left.
Alice then came to sir by me, “what was that all about, I mean why did Renée left you three alone?” my sister asked.
“Ahh well Bella wanted to introduce me to her father as her boyfriend that’s all” I told her, “ohh ok cool” was her answer.
Bella then returned and sat at my other side, “I’ll go get a soda and text jasper I’ll be right back” Alice said, “well here are the snacks Edward, I made us a plate.”
While we ate I told Bella about my uncles and cousins visit Bella said she wanted to meet them I told her that aunt Carmen wanted to meet her too. I needed to arrange that encounter soon; maybe I can invite Bella to Kate’s sweet 16…
Jasper arrived a few minutes later, he greeted us and we all gathered in the living room to open up presents. Charlie gave Bella and Renée their gift first Bella said that hers was a bit heavy and when she opened the box she gave a squeak; it was a laptop “oh my god, thanks a lot dad, this one is way cooler than the one I have now!” she said with excitement.
Jasper and Phil followed but jasper gave Alice’s gift first it was a bracelet, and to Bella he gave a book about education, Phil gave Bella a hundred dollar gift certificate to American eagle outfitters. Renee gave everyone hers, to me she gave me a shirt, to Bella the new version of Microsoft word and to Alice a humongous sewing kit that contain a lot of needles, thread and a lot of tools to cut fabric, Alice was amazed and her voice cracked a little.
Then she proceeded to give everyone their gifts including Charlie, to Bella Alice got a new fiction book about vampire that falls in love with a human and her werewolf best friend. I had it too, on audio book I was waiting for the Braille version to get home. Then I gave out my presents and Charlie thanked me for his, to jasper I got a book on history and then I gave Bella hers I had them separated so they were three, first I gave her the necklace.
“Aww Edward, it’s beautiful! Thanks” she said kissing my cheek, and then I gave her the small bag with the pair of ray ban glasses, “cool Edward and they’re on my favorite color” Bella said.
I was going to give her the last one after lunch, we all then went to the dining room and sat, I took the seat beside Bella, across from Charlie, jasper was at my other side and Alice was beside him, Renée and Bella brought dishes filled with the food she served some on my plate, Alice had done the same so it didn’t seem strange, in fact Renée served both Phil and Charlie.
Conversation flowed as we ate, Renée said that she was throwing a New Years Eve party and invited all of us. Charlie was leaving on the first the day after the party, Renée even told us to invite mom, I was going to ask her to come…let's hope that she accepts.
We then moved to the patio after lunch and Renée served dessert, Bella and I were seating at the swing again, I decided to give Bella her other present then.
“Bella, I have one more gift to give you” I told her, “okay, what it is?” she asked me. “Remember our date, the cd you were humming so much” I said “yeah, what about it?” Bella inquired.
“You were wondering who the author was…well, it’s me, I composed all the songs in it, I made you a copy…but I added some new songs I was working on for a while, hope you like it” I said.
“Aww Edward! You’re so, so, sweet. Thank you I love it” Bella said. “my pleasure” I replied, as she leaned in and kissed me.
The next day:
I went to pick up Edward to his house, we were meeting mom, dad, and Phil at a local diner, we were going to tell him about Edward disability.
He was waiting for me outside Alice with him, I parked and got out. “Hey guys” I greeted I was wearing the necklace and sunglasses Edward gave me yesterday and the cd he made for me was playing on the radio.
“Hi Bella” Alice said, “Well guys I’ll see you later. Drive carefully” Alice said she kissed both of our cheeks and entered back to the house. I took Edwards hand, and gave him a quick greeting kiss I got in the car and drove to the diner, we went to the table where Charlie, Renée, and Phil waited, Edward and I sat and ordered a milkshake they had ordered one of the appetizers plate since it was like a snack conversation type of thing. I was going to drive Edward back to his house after this. Conversation flowed while we waited for our order, once it arrived I took a sip from my shake and cleared my throat.
“Well, I gathered all of you here; because Edward has something he wants to say.” I started, Charlie froze and looked at us suspiciously I knew he was thinking the worse, mom and Phil were silent.
“Ahh well, this is very important to me…when I was ten years old, my father and I had a car accident, he died and I um…I was left blind” Edward said.
Silence followed his confession Edwards’s leg started moving under the table, I took his hand and rubbed circles on his palm I didn’t want him to be nervous. “You mean that you can’t see a thing? Everything is black?” mom asked, Edward nodded, and then mom smiled.
“that’s okay Edward, well it’s okay for me everyone deserves a chance” she said, Edward relaxed a bit, then Phil spoke “you know Edward, even though I’m shocked with what you just said is nice to see that you’re not with Bella because of her looks since you can’t actually see her, I mean she’s very beautiful but is nice to know that you like her because of what she is inside.” Phil said
I gave him a watery smile, he was so sweet and I could bet that dad was thinking the same thing since he’s so overprotective of me.
Phil smiled back at me,
“Dad?” I asked he looked at Edward then at me.
“You’re a fine young man Edward and very responsible too, I think you’re good for my Bella. I share Phil’s thoughts, is nice to see that you are more interested on the inside, I like that…so yeah I keep on my word from yesterday I approve of you Edward, now please don’t make me regret my words” Was dad’s final answer, “thanks you guys! This meant a lot to me” I told them. Edward relaxed and had a huge smile on his face, I kissed the corner of his mouth, and everything was moving forward.
My family accepted Edward, now I just needed to change Esme’s vision of me…
Nice chapter! Thanx for the great Christmas update. I hope you post again soon!
that is a very good little story