I wake up feeling rested and not in any pain for once this week. Every day I have woken up gasping for meds but today is different. I can feel it. Today will be a good day. Or I hope it will be.
I look over in the corner of the room to see Edward asleep in the plastic chair that should be at my bedside. He looks so peaceful sleeping. My angel. I smile at the thought. He hates it when I call him my Angel but he is my angel he brought me back from the darkness his voice and his voice alone pulled me back.
After a few more minutes of my watching him I see that he is starting to stir. "Hey." I say quietly to him when I see his eyes open.
"Morning love. Do you need something?"
"No I feel fine. Can I have a kiss though?"
He smiles at me and leans in to kiss me. He deepens it and the heart monitor starts to go off. I flush red and try to turn away from him. "That is so humiliating."
"I like seeing the reaction that I have on you but I guess we will have to be careful. I don't want a nurse running in here." He smiles crookedly at me. He hasn't smiled like that all week.
"I've missed this." I smile at him.
"I'm always right here waiting."
"I know, I love you."
"Bella baby you have no idea how much I love you."
"I think it is as much as I love you."
He leans in for another kiss but before his lips can touch mine there is a knock on the door.
We both groan and Edward heads over to the door to see two police officers standing on the other side with what looks to be a social worker.
"What's going on?"
"Miss. Swan we need to talk to you alone." The one police officer says looking straight at Edward.
"I want him to stay." I say to them before they can throw Edward out.
"Miss. is will be much easier if he isn't here."
"I don't care I want him. I will not talk to you with out Edward."
"I will call a lawyer otherwise."
They both huff and nod their agreement. Threaten with the lawyer and you can always get what you want.
"We need to talk to you about the night of your attack. The woman that is with us her name is Rachel and she will be here to act as your guardian from the state."
"How did your night start out Miss.?
"Edward and his family went out to have some family time they wanted me to go with them but I decided that I needed some time to think. I mean it had been a very long and trying last while and I needed some time just to clear my head."
"When did Mr. Black come in?"
"Not long after they left. I tried to keep him out but he was to strong." I cried. Edward came over to me and wrapped his arms around me in an attempt to calm me down.
"What happened next?"
"He slammed me up against the wall next to the door and he began taking my clothes off. I fought him but he was too strong I couldn't get him off of me. He had such a hold on me and I felt so helpless I couldn't do anything." I cry. Edward keeps holding me tighter and tighter as I continued. "He then brought me upstairs to finish."
"He raped you?"
"Miss two more questions. Would you like to press charges and would you like the rape kit processed?"
"Yes." I say to them barely above a whisper.
I wake up from my short nap to see Bella looking over at me with a small smile playing on her lips.
"Hey." She says to me.
I rub the sleep out of my eyes and reply to her and ask her how she is feeling this morning knowing that most mornings she is in pain and too stubborn to ask the nurse for the meds. Much to my surprise this morning though she is feeling fine and I can see no pain in her face or in her eyes.
I walk over to her and she asks for a kiss and I happily grant her request. I deepen the kiss and her heart monitor starts going crazy. I don't pull away from her but she pulls away from me the blush of her humiliation coming over her face. I tell her that I love her and I am going to lean in for another kiss but their is a knock on the door that interrupts me. I huff and walk over to open it.
And their the fucking cops are standing.
Some days I really hate law enforcement.
They come into her room try to get me to leave. She won't let them push her around and my smart girl threatens with the lawyer. I knew she was strong enough to do this. The cops allow me to stay and I hold on to Bella while she talks increasing my grip on her as she continues her story. Every word is like my breath being taken from me. She is speaking with so much pain that I don't know what to do.
The cops finally leave after they get what they want and they leave me with my Bella broken and crying. What the Fuck is wrong with these people they come in here ask her questions and they don't even freaking introduce themselves.
And asking her if she wants to press charges are they freaking crazy of course she wants to press charges he fucking raped her. Sometimes I wonder about what runs through some peoples minds.
A few days later and Bella is finally allowed to go home to recover with the help of a nurse so that we can monitor if her incision gets infected. Day by day I have been noticing that Bella has been pulling away from me almost like she doesn't really love me anymore. She worries me sometimes and I just want to have the chance to help her. I want us to get through all of this together. I want us to be strong.
Some days what I want and what I wish for just doesn't come true.
We make our way to a cottage that the family has rented just outside of town we know that we can't go back to that house memories of Jacob are everywhere and Bella is just not ready for that yet.
"Where are we?" Bella asks me when we walk through the door.
"A cottage we can't go back."
"Oh." She says it barely above a whisper almost like she is trying to figure out why we can't go back.
"Mom and Dad are selling the house I think we are going to be looking for another place."
"Oh. You don't have to do that for me I am not important any more now that I am not carrying your baby."
"Is that what you think?"
"We all love you, I can not imagine a life where I am without you. We all need you and we will stay with you. Mom and Dad love you and thats that you are staying. And we will do this not just for you but for all of us. No one will be able to go back there knowing what happened in that house of horrors."
"No buts we love you."
"I love you all too."
Bella peaks behind me looking at something and I see all of my family standing behind me agreeing with what I was saying.
"Bella dear we will not be going back to that house and once the court papers go through you will be moving with us back to our home." My mother says to her.
"We will all be moving to Chicago their is an amazing private school there and we can move the company head quarters to Chicago since we bought out our one set of partners and the Hales agree that this will be the best move."
"We are leaving?" Bella asks
"Yes." We all say to her.
"Always." I whisper in her ear.