I sat there crying; praying to God Edward would find me despite not being religious.I tried to calm myself down and calmed the seconds slowly in my head: 1....2....3....4....5....6....7....8....9....Just before I could think of the 10th second, two cold arms were slowly wrapping themselves around me.I broke down in hysterical sobs knowing God had answered my prayers.
'Shh Bella I'm here. You're safe; no one can hurt you now.'
'I was so stupid Edward, I'm so sorry....'
'Love its ok. You're safe now.'
'It hurts Edward.'
The pain was unbearable. It was as if my entire body was broken. There wasn't a section of my body that wasn't killing me.Even Edward's touch couldn't take the pain away. I felt someone touch my hand and I winced.
'Bella, it's Alice. Edward is going to call Carlisle as he'll know what to do.'
I closed my eyes as my head felt as if it was spinning out of control. I strained my ears to listen to Edward's conversation.
'Carlisle....Alice and I are fine but Bella's not....She's hurt badly....It was Jane's doing.....She was annoyed Bella couldn't feel the pain of her own gift....She is bleeding heavily from a deep cut in her head, a shattered knee, a broken pelvis, a dislocated shoulder and a few broken fingers.'
I opened my eyes and saw Edward was dry-sobbing. I reached out to comfort him but the pain held me back.I realised Edward wouldn't want me to comfort him. He was probably furious at me for running off to the Volturi and nearly being killed.I sighed and Alice frowned at me.
'Carlisle what can I do?..... I can get her to the nearest hospital?.... I don't mind extending our time in Volterra as long as my Bella is ok.'
My heart fluttered at this and Edward's dazzling crocked smile appeared on his face, making my heart swoon again.Edward's smile widened which made me blush.
'I'll call you if anything happens, Carlisle.....Yes.....Okay......Goodbye.'
Edward hung up and gave Alice the phone, whilst tightening his grip on me but not hurting me.I looked into his topaz eyes and saw the worry and concern there. I wanted to caress his cheek to comfort him but pain once again stopped me.I saw Alice sit down beside me, carefully as she didn't want to get her outfit dirty.
'This top is Gucci.... I'm not getting anything on it!'
I tried to laugh but it came out all weak and pathetic, making me cough.
'Shh, Bella love. Alice just be quiet for once in your life and stop complaining.'
I knew Alice well enough to know she would be shouting at Edward through her thoughts but he just ignored her and stared at me.
'Oh Bella what are we going to do with you?
'Nothing, there's nothing you can do.'
I started sobbing feebly, the pain making me cringe.
'Bella don't you dare say that.'
I felt his lips kiss the top of my head, near where I was bleeding heavily from the cut in my head.I smiled mentally at the control he had. I saw Alice's eyes glaze over so I turned my head slightly to the right to look at her.After a minute she shook her head then a frantic expression appeared on her face.
'Edward! Bella is going to die if she goes to hospital!'
I froze at this then looked at Edward. He looked lifeless.
'Alice I know I have a few injures but I'll be ok and I won't die.'
'Bella you're my sister and I love you. I refuse to let you die. I don't care if Edward refuses to change you.Look Bella, you have internal bleeding of the brain which is causing your blood to clot...hence why your head won't stop bleeding.You're okay at the moment but you are slightly deteriorating and if you go to hospital, you'll go into a coma and be brain-dead then you'll die.'
'I'm going to die.'
I turned my head slowly at the sound of Edward's voice. He looked scared yet determined.
'Bella my beautiful angel, I can't live in a world where you don't exist. Twice in the last few days I have thought you to be dead.Those moments were the darkest time of my entire existence and that feeling is one I am not willing to repeat ever again.You bring me to life Bella and I can't live without you. If you actually die, I honestly don't know how I'll go on.'
Tears filled my eyes as Edward told me this, my heart swelling in size with love for the vampire holding me.Edward brushed away the tears and kissed the tip of my nose. Alice handed him the cell phone and he dialled Carlisle's number again.
'Carlisle.... Alice had a vision.... If we go to hospital Bella will die.Alice saw she has internal bleeding of the brain and her blood is clotting which will kill her.... I refuse to live without her....Yes I am.... She's everything to me Carlisle; I've been an idiot... I've been a bigger idiot though... where should I do it?.... Alice might know. Alice?'
'Yes I know where to go. I've seen it. Edward picked Bella up and follow me.'
'Carlisle, Alice knows where to go. I'll call you later so the family will know what's happening?'
Edward hung up and gave the phone back to Alice. He scooped me up into his arms as gently as possible.
'Bella I'm going to run with you in my arms. You'll be okay sweetheart I swear to you. Don't shut your eyes as if you fall asleep........'
He trailed off with an expression suggesting he never wanted to be in that scenario.
'I promise I won't. I'll keep my eyes open for you.'
Edward smiled at me but it didn't reach his eyes. He kissed my forehead and then we were running.I started to feel dizzy as everything rushed past, looking blurry. I felt my eyes closing.
I blinked several times and muttered apologies. Before I knew it, we had arrived at a cottage in the middle of nowhere. Edward saw me looking surprised.
'Owners have gone away for two weeks. Alice thinks it's perfect.'
Edward didn't stop when we entered the house. He ran at full vampire speed to the master bedroom and placed me gently on the double bed.
'I'm so sorry Bella. Please forgive me for what I am about to do.'
'I want this Edward. I'll finally be your equal.'
'I don't deserve you. You're too good for me.'
He leaned in and kissed me softly on the lips. He moved down and kissed my neck.
Before I could reply, Edward's teeth broke through the skin on my neck and I felt the venom enter my body and into my bloodstream. I was drawn into a world of fire, burning and pain.
A/N: Sorry it's been a while. Hope you all had a good Christmas and are having a great 2010 so far. I promise I'll update more frequently. I've just have had so much stuff going on. I hope you liked this chapter. I don't really know much about blood clots and internal bleeding so sorry if I've got it wrong. Please comment on what you think about this chapter. Edward's P.O.V should be up this weekend. Told you I'd update more frequently lol. Please review, I always want to hear what my readers have to say. Thanks x x x