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)
Emilia, Ethan and Lillian
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I am so sorry it has been so long. This was nice, being able to read something other then what I am writing. I think its great the way you have esme not liking bella but she is having feelings for carlisle. I hope this softens her up torwards bella now. I love what you are doing. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
HI! This chapter was deleted because of a mistake i didn't fix before posting, its been fixed now. If you read it before, its okay! Enjoy, Sakeena Hope Braggs its good you're back, welcome to the story Carla Marshall! <3
The dinner & The Fundraiser party
Mom had invited Carlisle to dinner tonight; Alice and I were surprised when she told us, and she had done this before with dr. Gerandy but Alice said that it was different with Carlisle because she thought there was something there…
Alice really wanted the old mom back, believe me I did too, the old mom would have accepted Bella and be friends with her, and also old mom wouldn't be as overprotective as she is now. I do get why she's like this, in one night she lost her husband and her only son was left blind but I really miss the old her, the loving, caring, joyful woman that smiled all the time; I hoped that Alice is right and that if she's feeling something for Carlisle that she grabs it and feel again.
I invited Bella but she couldn't attend, she was accompanying Renée to a work dinner, she actually invited me to the formal party they were having next month. The company her mom works on does a fundraiser for charities around the state and even sometimes they gave the money to the less fortunate countries.
I went downstairs and to the room where I had my piano, I sat on the bench and did some warm up and started playing, I actually didn't know what was I playing exactly, my mind suddenly wandered to the night Bella stayed in my arms, the night that she had been assaulted by peter.
I thought on how I had felt that night, and of Bella, how soft she was, how warm, I also placed some of her character in the composition, and all my feelings were deposited there too. The melody was very soft almost like a lullaby, I turned on the computer that my piano had connected to it and started playing again, the rest of the piece flowed naturally, and I actually finished it.
I took out the pages from the printer and went to placed them on my desk; I went back then downstairs and to the living room to wait for Carlisle to be here. The kitchen smelled delicious, Alice then came down a few minutes later.
"Was that you playing?" she asked me, "yes, why?" I asked her.
"Nothing is just that it's a beautiful piece" Alice replied I smiled
For Bella…Bella's lullaby
"Yeah it came to me all the sudden and I had to keep going, I actually finished the piece" I told her. "So who's it for?" she asked.
"Bella" I smiled "nice, I'm sure she'll love it" Alice told me.
Mom then came down from her room also, and went to check on the food, a few minutes later Laurent was calling on the intercom.
Alice told him to let Carlisle in, we waited a couple of minutes after that the doorbell rang, and Alice opened the door.
"Hello Carlisle, good evening welcome to our home" Alice greeted.
I didn't notice that behind Carlisle there were two other people, "hi" I said to them.
Carlisle greeted Edward, mom came from the kitchen then, "hi, welcome" she said
The woman next to Carlisle nudged him, he looked at her "oh right, I'm sorry" he told her.
"This is my daughter Rosalie and her husband Emmett McCarthy" he introduced them, Rosalie and Emmett smiled at us, "nice to meet you" they both said with their accent.
"Rose, Emmett these are Edward, Alice, and Esme Masen" he introduced us.
We all greeted them, "thanks for the invitation Esme, you have a lovely house" Carlisle said.
We led them to the dining room; mom went to bring the food. I had placed the table and mom had placed the bread, water, and iced tea, everyone took a seat and we talked a little while mom came with the first course.
Everyone was a little quiet, so I broke the ice "so Rosalie, how are you liking Florida so far?" I asked Carlisle's daughter.
She smiled at me, "is very warm I like it, it reminds me a little of the Caribbean, Emmett and I went to Puerto Rico for on our honeymoon" she replied, "yeah there are a lot of Puerto Rican's here too" I told her, I had two Puerto Rican classmates one a boy and a girl, they were very cool.
"This is amazing Mrs. Mason" Emmett said after he swallowed mom smiled at him, "you're welcome" mom replied.
"Have you ever been to England before?" Rosalie asked mom was the one who answered.
"Ah yeah, and then and I went there for two weeks on our honeymoon, and then we went again on vacation." She responded
Yeah I remembered the second time of their trip, Edward and I were six it was their anniversary, and they wanted to go alone that year because two years prior we had gone with them to Disney.
We stayed with Aunt Carmen and uncle Eleazar for a month.
"Dad told me that you are his patient" Rosalie asked me, mom tensed and I think Edward too, I giggled and answered.
"No I'm not, my brother is."
She blushed, "oh, sorry" she said.
Edward smiled at her, "no problem. Yeah I'm one of Carlisle's new patients, and let me tell you, he's a pretty good doctor" Edward told her, we all chuckled, and Carlisle blushed a little.
Emmett was already on his second plate of food, I guessed he enjoyed mom's recipe, she had cooked some English meal, was she trying to impress Carlisle with her cooking?
"So Emmett, I take that you're enjoying the meal?" mom asked. He had his mouth full of food, he answered after he swallowed.
"Yeah, this is pretty good" he said
"Rosalie, you're a lawyer, in what area?" I asked Carlisle had told us very little about her.
"Family, you know um, child support, emancipations, will, inheritances, child custodies, ect..." she said beaming.
"What do you do, you're in college?" she asked me.
Mom went to the kitchen to bring dessert, "fashion design and merchandising. I want to have my own boutique and have a fashion line" I replied proud. She looked surprised, "really? That's amazing. Let me see some of your work" she said exited.
"Well I don't have a portfolio yet but I will show you some of the assignments I've done for school" I replied, she nodded agreeing.
"And what do you major on Edward?" she asked him
"Right now music, but I'm also interested in taking some education classes as a minor you know, to be a music teacher" he replied with a blush.
Music teacher, why haven't he told me anything? Well maybe he was still undecided…that's a great idea.
"awesome, I find it amazing that you being blind take so much importance in your future and college career, teenagers these days don't care about that" Rosalie said.
Edward looked a little tense, I'm sure it was because of the blind comment. I mean is obvious that she knows the signs; her father is an optometrist for Christ sake, Edward doesn't have to be ashamed that she noticed. I bet Carlisle didn't tell them anything.
“You know what I am?" Edward asked her.
Rosalie panicked for a second and looked sorry, "ah yeah" she said to him.
"my dad is an optometrist, I've seen a lot of people like you through my life time, and I used to work with one, old secretary Jessica Diggory, she was blind since birth… until she met dad and he operated her, now three years later she's married and expecting her first baby" Rosalie said.
Edward smiled a little, I guess he thought about the possibility of seeing again, and his future with Bella.
"You work with cars Emmett?" I asked changing the subject, Emmett nodded.
"Yeah I have a car repair company, Called McCarthy & McCarthy auto repair, I have two shops in London, but since we moved here I might branch out to have one here too. Rosalie is good with cars too, but for her it's more like a hobby since she works a lot and all that, but she had fixed my cars more times that I can count, that's who we met actually." He said
Mom then came in with dessert, she served it and the conversation continued.
Emmett told us about him and Rosalie's first meeting and then, she pitched in with the details he left out. Emmett cracked a famous (according to him) British joke and told us that he had a secret crush on Hermione from harry potter because she reminded him of Rosalie…
And she smacked him in the head because of that…
"What about you Alice? Do you have a boyfriend?"
I looked at mom before answering, she gave a deep sigh, and she knew that sooner or later Jasper and Bella were going to be brought up in the conversation.
"Yes I do, his name is Jasper. We have been going out for the last four months." I replied caressing the charm bracelet he gave me.
"We love to hang out with Edward and Bella" I added giving Edward the chance to talk about her.
"Who's Bella?" Emmett asked.
"Edward's girlfriend" Carlisle surprisingly said.
Rosalie smiled, “you have a girl…nice" she told him, Edward blushed furiously.
"Yeah, she's pretty amazing, she accepts me for whom I am and treats me as her equal, and noting changed when I told her I was blind, she's just a little bit more caring and carful but she's a natural care giver. She had cared for her mother after she and her dad divorced and then spent four years with her dad in Forks, Washington, she came back here for college" Edward said, he is very proud of Bella.
"They're both majoring in education" I said,
"Jasper and Bella I mean" I said since they looked at me confused.
"nice" was Rosalie's answer, Edward pulled out his wallet (why in the hell would he have his wallet now…) anyway, he pulled out his wallet and showed Rosalie a picture of Bella, I had taken that picture of them at school, and then made 5 copies, one for me, two for both of them and the other one Bella wanted to send it to Charlie (I don't know why)
After that dinner was just filled with mindless chatter, mom served coffee for us and hot chocolate for Edward in the living room.
About an hour later Carlisle and them left, saying that he had to work early and Rosalie had to start looking for an office space, she wanted to go on her own she had made enough money in England to start her own firm Cullen McCarthy & associates. She was going to announce in colleges that she was going to give internships to Law students that specified their career on family laws, and she was going to the family support office to give her name so they could give her custody and child support cases to work with.
Emmett was also going to look for a place to start his branching of his shop, he gave us a card and told us to call him if we ever needed anything, the same thing did Rosalie and she also reminded me that I had to show her my work. I agreed to meet with her later in the week to do that.
I helped mom clean up, Edward went to get ready for bed, after that I went to get ready for bed myself, but before actually going to sleep I called jasper. We talked for an hour, until I yawned, we said our goodbyes and he hanged up, I cuddled under the sheets and let sleep take me completely.
(One month later)
Alice had helped me get a dress for the formal wear party my mom's company was having tonight, it wasn't a black tie event, just formal wear like prom, Alice and I went to the store Group USA and found my dress, it is very simple and I loved it.
I was going to this party with Edward; I had invited him because these parties I used to find very boring when I had gone before. And because I wanted to go out with him, you know ask him out for a change since he was the one who asked me all the time. Mom had an invitation for four, believe me I was torn between Alice and Edward…I decided on Edward but didn't tell Alice that I considered her also…
I had finished showering and was rubbing some Victoria secret shimmer perfume lotion in the bathroom, then I applied some curling cream to my hair and started curling it with the iron, when I was done I sprayed on a little hairspray so the curls lasted and applied my makeup. After finishing applying my lip-gloss I went to get dressed, after the dress was on, I went to get my jewelry done, and just when I was going to insert the flower pin on the side of my hair mom knocked on the door.
"Bella sweetie, you ready?" she asked, "coming mom" I replied.
I inserted it quickly and got my clutch; I grabbed my powder, camera, cell phone, lip-gloss, and coat and went out. We were going to use Phil's car for the occasion, we drove away to Edwards's house, I sent him a message and he replied saying that he was ready and waiting. Not long after that Phil arrived in Edward's drive way, I got out of the car and knocked on the door, to my fortune Esme opened.
"Good evening Mrs. Mason, I'm here to pick up Edward" I said while she just looked at me all the way from my feet to my face, she looked appalled.
Did I look that good that she was speechless or, she was just trying to intimidate me? I thought.
"I'll go get Edward, you can wait in the living room" she said
Wait what? Did Esme Mason just tell me to actually go inside? She must be sick…
I did as told and went to the living room, I smiled when I entered, I recognized some of Edward's stuff in the couch and coffee table, a lot of papers, music sheets, CD’s and books were scattered in both surfaces. Then a picture caught my eyes, it was a portrait on the long table by the window, there were four people in it, Esme who was smiling brightly.
her eyes looked warmer…more loving, I guess that losing her husband turned her cold, but that's not an excuse for her behavior anyway; she was holding a toddler Edward wearing a Mickey mouse cap the background of the picture looked like Disney world, to which I had only gone once in my life when I was eight Charlie had taken me one summer the same year mom met phil.
Edward was smiling to the camera with a toothy grin, and that's when I saw his eyes his beautiful green eyes, they were alive, full of life Edward is truly beautiful. A man was holding a toddler Alice wearing a Minnie's ears headband I still owned mine… she looked so small compared to the man that held her, and she was also smiling her blue eyes bright and happy.
I concentrated on Edward's dad then, I knew his name was Anthony, Edward's middle name; he looked just like him Anthony was smiling at the camera with a white brilliant smile, his bright green eyes sparkling.
"Bella" Edward said.
I turned around and blushed, he was gorgeous black simple suit, white shirt, black perfectly ironed tie, and perfectly polished shoes, he had his sunglasses on and his walking cane, I went to him and kissed the corner of his mouth lightly, then linked my arm with his. And said to Esme, "I'll take care of him Esme, you can trust me, he will be home by one" she nodded and kissed Edwards cheek.
"Have a good night" she said after Edward and I was out on the porch and then closed the door.
"Well that was a first" Edward commented
Maybe she's remembering her manners…I thought
"Totally agree" I said to him as I helped him get in the car. We drove away, 30 minutes later we arrived at the party, there was a line of people at the venue, it was in a hotel but the ballroom they rented had an outdoor entrance that's firm where everyone was entering and there was a bit of a line. I took Edwards hand and followed mom and Phil. The only problem we were going to have were the drinks, they served alcohol and we were still minors for that…I'll figure something out later.
We found our table and sat, mom went to mingle for a little while, Edward told me that he was thirsty; I talked with one of the waiters and asked if they had anything nonalcoholic, they did so I asked for a drink for me and Edward. While we waited for the drinks Edward told me about his day, he said that he had spent it studying and that's why he had left all that mess in the living room. I told him about the picture of his father, and he smiled remembering the trip to Disney, he said that it was the first and only time they had gone…
Maybe he and I can go together next summer…with Alice and Jasper?
I had met Rosalie, Dr. C...I mean Carlisle's daughter and her husband Emmett, she Alice and I became friends even though our age difference, we had gone to the movies and shopping together as well as a couple of lunches and ice cream cones. Rosalie was slightly strict, but fun, believe me she has a temper she needs it for the courts, she told us that she has won a lot of her cases and throw a few men in jail, while she had made others pay their child support debts and had also increased the money on others. She still worked with her English clients by Skype and email, she kept working for the other firm until she could finally make her won, she was way ahead on that and had a few people that wanted to meet with her to unite to the firm.
Rosalie is every woman's envy, she's tall, lean, blonde, great legs and breast, she has a very good figure and blue piercing eyes, I was intimidated by her beauty in the beginning but know that I know who cool she I see past her beauty and enjoy her as a person. She's very attentive with Edward, she knew he was blind from the beginning, and told me why, no one knew this but Carlisle had been born blind and then when he was eighteen he got surgery and saw again, he decided then to finish school and go to medical school to become what he is today, he worked hard for what he wanted, and then almost lost it all when Lillian Rosalie's mother died.
Rosalie told me that she had contacts on because she started having trouble with her eyesight when she was 18 she woke up one day and saw everything blurry, then another day she was walking home from school and almost got hit by a car because she lost her vision for a moment she has been wearing glasses and contacts ever since, she jokes on it but fears that when she gets older she might be blind.
Our drinks arrived and Edward downed his quickly, I did the same and then he asked me to dance, I led him to the dance floor, greeting some people was we went, I present Edward to them and then he snaked his arms around my waist and we slowly danced to the music, at some point Edward leaned in and gave me the first kiss of the night.
"Happy anniversary" he said with a smile, "I love you" I told him.
"As I love you my Bella" he replied and kissed me again.
We danced another song and then they announced that dinner was going to be served, I walked back to the table and sat Edward again by my side, mom and Phil reached us and sat across from us, the table had four more chairs and their occupants joined us too, they turned out to be jasper's parents and Jane's my coworker's sister and her husband. Maria and Michael said that jasper didn't want to attend because he had to study.
Idiot! Alice could have come also! I thought, I think Edward thought the same thing because he smirked a little; he was going to tell Alice…
Poor jasper, pixie wrath at your service…
For dinner was had to order from a three meals and two desserts menu, I ordered the steak and so did Edward, I've come to this hotel before and I know the steakhouse is great, I also ordered my dessert and Edwards he ate the same thing as me today.
Dinner was a quiet affair, we chatted with everyone but I mostly enjoyed Edward's company. After dessert he and I went to the bathroom, I freshen up my makeup and waited for him to be done. I waited for a few more minutes and he still hasn't come out yet, I knocked on the door.
"Edward, love, you okay?" I asked panic evident in my voice; Esme is going to eat me alive if something happened to him.
"I fell, and can't get up" he said "crap, okay I'll get someone to open the door, don't move at all babe I'll be right back" I told him. He said okay and I left and went to the front desk, they sent someone with me that had the key of the bathroom (they were individual) he unlocked the door and entered, I went behind him and effectively, Edward was there, on the floor too far from the counter where he could have supported himself and stood up, I helped him up and thanked the hotel employee.
Edward was stiff and didn't answer me when I talked to him.
"Do you want to go back inside?" I asked him, he didn't say anything. Instead he searched in his pockets and took out his cell phone, I stopped him.
"What are you doing?" I asked, he sighed exasperated, "I want to go home" he said.
"Why?" I stupidly asked him.
"Why?" he snapped his face red and nostrils flaring.
"Because I just fell on the floor of that bathroom Bella, you had to lift me up! I can't even go to the bathroom by myself without falling like the invalid that I am!" he said angrily. I let go of him and took a step back.
I took his face in my hands; he resisted me, "no Edward listen!" I said, "You're not an invalid okay! You had an accident, accidents happen to everyone. Me for example, imp clumsy I fall all the time. It was just an accident Edward, I helped you up because is my duty to take care of you, and I do that because I love you. Not because I feel obligated, I care for you Edward." I said, fighting the tears, I let go of him and he sighed.
"I want to sit down, my leg hurts" he told me, I took his hand and led him to the nearest garden bench; we sat and didn't say anything for a few minutes.
"Please don't cry" he told me, he wasn't angry anymore.
"I'm sorry Edward" I said.
"No Bella, I'm the one who's sorry I shouldn't have snapped at you like that. Is just that I was mad, I'm sorry" he said.
"Is been a while since I've fallen and I was embarrassed that you had to lift me off the bathroom floor, please forgive me" he pleased. I took his hands in mine and kissed him.
"I understand love, is okay" I told him, he smiled for my sake and kissed my knuckles.
"How's your leg?' I asked him, "I'm okay Bella, is nothing" he said
"let me make sure that it isn't bruised or anything" I said, Edward nodded, he lifted his leg and I pulled up his pant leg, there was a small bruise on the side of his leg, he could hide it with long pants. I sighed
"you have a bruise Edward" I said, he reached out and touched the tender spot wincing a little, he pushed down the pant leg and covered it, then he took my hand, "let's dance" he told me.
Was he crazy? He had a bruise on his leg
"But you have a bruise" I whined, he chuckled "let's dance Bella" he said and tugged my hand. I walked with him back to the venue and to the dance floor, he held me tight as we danced a few songs in a row.
Then we went for a refreshing drink and sat at the table with some chocolate Cannoli, after that I asked Jane's sister to take a few pictures of us. Mom and Phil came to the table and mom asked mw where we have been, I told her about what happened in the bathroom and assured her that if Edward said he was okay then he was, I didn't want to upset him further.
I saw Phil leave the table and Edward had a small smile…"what did you do?" I asked him, he just smiled wider.
After the current song ended the DJ took the microphone, "I have a special request from Mr. Dwyer and Mr. Mason, to Bella and Renee" he said and the picked sing started playing.
I will always love you, from Whitney Huston
Mom and I stood up and went to our guys, we walked to the dance floor and the others made space for us to be in the center, I hated the attention but Edward's sweet gesture covered it very well. We danced close to each other as did mom and Phil. At some point on the song, Edward kissed me; I kissed him back with the same strength and melted in his arms. When the song was over, neither of us moved we kept dancing the next song, and the three that followed after that.
Thirty minutes after midnight, we went back to the table and took two more drinks, mom said it was time to go, Edward and I agreed. I grabbed my clutch and Edwards hand, we said our goodbyes and soon enough we were on our way to Edwards's house.
He and I got out of the car and I kissed him in the porch, he opened the door with hid key and got in. I waited a couple of minutes and left not only after seeing that he had turned on the light of his room as signal that he made it. I went back to the car and Phil drove home.
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