The Lost Daughter of the Russian Empire

Chapter 16

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Bella POV:

I cannot believe that he just ignored what I told him. I was too stunned to even move. Angela came over to me and asked if I was ok, but I was also to stunned to even speak. Was it they way I told him about my feelings? I tried to show my sadness, but it was futile, a tear ran down my cheek and then I started sobbing uncontrollably and was comforted by Carlisle. I was a little shocked and embarrassed that he had to comfort me.

But he had always seemed like a father-type to me lately. Whenever I was around him I felt as if I were safe. He asked me why I was so upset, I wanted to tell him, but he's known Edward longer than I have and he might side with Edward and think that I was just overreacting to his response.

"Bella, you know that you can tell me anything that's bothering you. I am here if you need to talk."

That did it I had to tell Carlisle. I took him aside and told him what I told Edward, and told him what his reply to my statement and if looks could kill, Edward would be dead by now. But Carlisle must've seen my face cause almost immediately his expression changed to show caring and sympathetic.

"I am so sorry for what Edward did Bella, would you like me to talk to him for you?"

If I said yes, Edward might think that I was 'telling on him', but if I told him no, I wouldn't know why he said what he said. I decided to tell Carlisle that it was ok to talk to Edward about what happened.

"So Bella, how did Edward react when you confessed your feelings for him? I assume he said the same to you. Am I right?"

"No Angela, he didn't. The train came and he saw that as a way to get out of whatever he was going to say. I never knew being rejected like this would hurt so much Angela. I think I really am in love with Edward Anthony Masen, but now I will never know if he feels the same because he totally avoided what I said."

"Oh Bella, I'm so sorry, maybe I shouldn't of said-"

"That's just it Ang, you told me to say that I should tell Edward my feelings, and look where it got me. I was better off when I had my feelings to myself. Now, Edward won't even look at me."

"Bella, I'm sorry for pushing you to do something that you clearly wasn't ready for."

She did have a point. But at the same time she was right, I had to eventually tell Edward how I felt. So now I knew his true feelings. I would just had to accept that and move on.

Just then a handsome man came and sat down with Angela and I and started talking to us. We found out that his name was Eric Yorke. He was very sweet, and I felt a connection with him, but strictly friends. I didn't feeling anything else besides friendship. I made this very clear by tell him this. He looked a bit sad by this, but he understood. We still talked the whole train ride. I had to excuse myself because I needed to take a short nap. Just then I saw Edward walking over to me and I walked right past him and continued on my way to our cabin we would be sleeping in on the way there. I must've been exhausted because once my head it the pillow sleep came very easy.

An hour later I was woken by a very loud little girl, with long reddish-blonde hair, she was screaming at her mother to get her something to drink. I felt sorry for the mother. The girl didn't even say please. I could also tell that she had to be spoiled. All she had to do was ask for something and the mother or father would quickly get it for her. I was taken out of my trance by a little boy that looked almost identical to that spoiled girl. He looked at me and my annoyence went away. I could tell by looking at the two of them that they were twins.

"Hi, my name is Alec, that girl over there is my spoiled brat of a sister. As you probably figured out we're twins. Her name is Jane. She is mommy's favorite. Daddy loves us both the same. It's mommy that spoils Jane. So when daddy tries to discipline her she goes running to mommy. I guess you could call me a daddy's boy."

I instantly felt sorry for this boy. He had to put of with that annoying brat. I knew that what he said about his mother liking his sister better couldn't be true. I have never met a woman who thinks like that. I mean, that is just a wrong thing to do. they looked about eight years old. I was about to ask him that exact question, but was cut off by Jane screaming for more ice cream. I rolled my eyes at this. This little girl is going to get a rude awakening when she gets older. I ignored her and turned my attention back at Alec.

"So Alec, how old are you two? You look about eight years old, but sound about ten years old."

Alec chuckled of course. I apparently was wrong at how old he is. "We get that a lot but we are actually almost seven years old." I was shocked at this discovery. They were younger than i had anticipated, and Alec was able to hold an intelligent conversation for his age. I was very impressed. And I told him this, this made him blush a bit. He told me that I was very pretty and asked if I had a gentleman caller (a/n: aka a Boyfriend). I told him no, but there was a special someone that I had feelings for.

I think I gave him the wrong idea, because then he started smiling ear to ear. I think he thought I had meant him. I had to think of a way to break it to him gently that it was not him and explain that we had just met and we don't really know each other.

"Alec, I am sorry, but the man I have feelings for is somewhat olderthan I am. I hope you can understand that. And besides, we just met each other and haven't got the chance to get to know each other properly. But I am sure that you will find someone very soon that will have those kinds of feelings. But would it be ok if we were friends still?"

This got him to cheer up some. He nodded his head in agreement. I could still see sadness in his eyes, so i decided to start tickling him. this caused him to of course laugh. Just then Jane apparently was upset because Alec was getting more attention from someone. I greeted her with a handshake, but she did not accept it. I pulled my hand back in and I told her my name and she seemed like she could care less.

"Alec, mommy and daddy said that it is time to go to the dining car and eat, say goodbye to your friend and lets go. Goodbye Isabella."

I cringed at the use of my full name. I knew that that was exactly what Jane wanted. she wanted to cause me pain. She didn't even have to touch me, it was a mental thing. I saw Alec look back in and was silently apologizing for the rudness of his sister. I nodded and got up and went to look for the others. I all of a sudden had a craving for some pie. Hopefully they still had some in the dining car. I quickly got up and I made my way to the dining car.

I found myself a seat and proceeded to order some blueberry pie. I then realized that i was not alone. i turned to see none other then Edward coming in to what I assume was to eat and sat down across from me. The sentence that left his mouth stunned me into silence.

"Bella, I would like to apologize for my answer to what you told me. I was very rude, and I am truly and deeply sorry. I also have a confession of my very own. I have felt this way for awhile as well. Bella, I am in love with you. Would you be so kind as to allow me to court you? I know that this is all sudden and I understand if you need time to-"

"Edward, you know my feelings, I expressed them to you before we got on the train. You totally ignored my declaration. It really hurt me Edward Masen. But considering that you just told me that you feel the same way I would like say this, I have found someone else while we have been on this train. Yes, I know that this is sudden. His name is.." I had to come up with a name and fast. I wanted to see if he really meant what he said or if he just talked to Carlisle and Angela about what happened. "His name is Alec." I saw his face go blank then it turned to what I could only describe as jealousy. I was stunned, that meant that he had told me the truth. I wanted him to say this out loud in front of everyone, and I had the perfect way. "He comes from money and he knows how to respect a woman and does not avoid my questions. I am sorry Edward, but you are-"

Just then Alec came up to me and asked if I wanted to play a game of cards with him. "So what is your name young man?" Just as Alec was about to answer his sister yelled his name and came running over. She introduced herself to Edward first of course. I knew who she was and so she didn't have to tell me. I looked over to see Edward trying not laugh. I was caught. Alec looked over at Edward and scowled. Then his mother called him. So he reluctantly left, leaving me alone with Edward. I knew that I would have to explain myself.

"So do you mind telling me why you lied to me Bella?" I knew exactly why I did what I did, but I wasn't going to tell him. But then I looked at him and knew that I didn't have to tell him. He had just figured it out. "I got it! You lied to me to make me jealous Bella. Well let me tell you something...it worked. I do love you Bella. And I hope you would allow me to court you (its an old term meaning to date someone)."

I was speechless. I just sat there in complete silence. All I could do was just nod. I was about to say something, but was cut off by the conductor announcing that we were finally in Paris, France. I squealed causing Edward to cover his ears and chuckle at my excitement. I quickly ran to tell Angela before the Conductor had the chance. I knew that she would be excited too.

Edward POV:

Nice going Edward, you totally avoided a response to Bella's declaration of love to you. She must really hate me now. I know that I would hate me. I quickly got on the train. I turned to call Carlisle and I saw Carlisle consoling Bella. I strangely felt jealous of him just then. It's because you are in love with her you idiot! You had your chance to tell her and you blew it.

We boarded the train, Bella and Angela went and sat off away from us. Ben was mad at me too. I knew Carlisle wasn't he was 'disappointed' in me which is even worse. THe three of us sat down and made small talk. we were wanting to get to Paris so badly that we even started talking about what we would do once we finally got there. I also found out that Ben came from a very wealthy family. His mother was happy for him finding love, but his father was not pleased that he married someone who didn't have very much money. He wanted his son to marry money, and not marrry someone beneath him.

He also had a younger sister, Sydney, she would have been of age this year. She died from the flu. Sydney had been visiting with their aunt and uncle when there was a flu outbreak. The last time he saw her was when they were arguing about who would go visit their relatives. See, apparently neither of them liked to stay with their parents for very long. He said that if would've gone he would've been the one that would have died. That was both good and bad. He felt somewhat guilty. Carlisle said that that is what they call survivor's guilt. He said that that was normal for close relatives. Ben told me that his mother and father were hardly ever around. They were raised by different nannies and governesses. When Ben was old enough to leave his home he left and said goodbye to his parents. He wanted them to be apart of his life, but his mother and father would not budge on the fact that he was marrying Angela and not someone that came from money.

He has never regretted it and never will. He is completely in love with Angela. I saw the way that they looked at each other, that was the way I looked at Bella. Well how i used to look at her. She wouldn't even stay in the same room with me for longer than ten minutes. Just then I saw Bella get up and go lie down. I wanted to go with her so badly, but i knew that that was frowned upon, plus she wasn't speaking to me.

I decided that I needed to talk to Angela. I was making my way towards her when i bump into a small little boy, who looked no older than three years old. I looked around for his mother, but he was no where to be seen.

"Hi there little guy, do you know where your mother is?"

"Je ne sais pas?"

I had no clue what he said and I turned to Carlisle he had no idea either. Ben was the one to tell me that he said that he had no idea where his mother was.

"Quelle a été la dernière chose que votre mère vous a dit?" (What was the last thing your mother told you?)

"Maman a dit d'attendre ici et qu'elle serait bientôt de retour. Mais maman ne sont jamais revenus." (Mommy said to wait here and she would be back soon. But mommy never came back.)

Ben was able to translate for us. I was appauled at the fact that this little boy was abandoned by his mother. And to add pain to insult this poor little boy had no idea. I asked Ben to leave the boy with Angela and have Carlisle help him look around for his mother. I had to go talk to Bella. I had no idea why I was so sensless to her and what she had said. I was so happy she had in fact loved me. I was such an idiot for avoiding it. I asked Angela where Bella went and she said that she went to go lie down, I walked back towards our cabin and I saw Bella walking towards the Dining car.

I yelled for her but she aparently didn't hear me. I gave up and sat down in the sleeping cabin and I started coming up with what to tell her when I got there. I knew that I loved Bella, and I found out earlier that she felt the same way. I was just a complete idiot and avoided the whole thing. I had no idea how I was going to tell her.

"Edward, I need this room. Noel, needs to be changed and I assume needs to be fed. So can you go to the dining car and get something a three year old can eat."

"Sure thing, do you want me to bring back anything for you?"

"No, and make sure that the food is easy for a toddler to eat."

I rolled my eyes. I knew what food a toddler is able to eat and digest well. I helped out the infants when I was in the orphanage. I made my way to the dining car. I saw Bella talking to a little boy. He seemed takenwith her very fast. He really liked her. Then I saw a little girl that looked a lot like the little boy. She seemed very self-absorbed. I rolled my eyes. I quickly made my way around and found a waiter. I told the man that i needed a small plate of food that is ok enough for a three year old to eat. The waiter nodded and hurriedly made a plate of food and I made my way back to our sleeping cabin.

As I made my way into the cabin I darted out of the way of a stream of yellow fluid. I peeked in and saw that the fluid came from the toddler. Angela and I started laughing.

"That boy sure has some aim on him doesn't he?"

"We should be more careful with him. Oh and here is his plate of food. I need to go talk to Bella."

"Are you sure that is a good idea Edward? I overheard Bella and Carlisle and I have to say, you sure screwed things up. Why didn't you just tell her you were in love with her? I mean, you are in love with her aren't you?"

"Yes Angela, I am in love with Bella, I have been for awhile now. I was just so shocked that she told me she was in love with me that I panicked. I can't explain why, but I just was."

"Well Edward, you made a big mess out of things I'l give you that. You need to go fix things and I mean you have to tell Bella that you love her right now, before something else happens that derails that."

I nodded and I practically ran to go talk to Bella.

I finally made my way back to Bella and I saw that she was in fact alone. I was ginning from ear to ear and had to compose myself. I sat down across from her. I took a deep breath and I knew that I would have to tell her how I feel.

"Bella, I would like to apologize for my answer to what you told me. I was very rude, and I am truly and deeply sorry. I also have a confession of my very own. I have felt this way for awhile as well. Bella, I am in love with you. Would you be so kind as to allow me to court you? I know that this is all sudden and I understand if you need time to-"

"Edward, you know my feelings, I expressed them to you before we got on the train. You totally ignored my declaration. It really hurt me Edward Masen. But considering that you just told me that you feel the same way I would like say this, I have found someone else while we have been on this train. Yes, I know that this is sudden. His name is.." I had to come up with a name and fast. I wanted to see if he really meant what he said or if he just talked to Carlisle and Angela about what happened. "His name is Alec." I saw his face go blank then it turned to what I could only describe as jealousy. I was stunned, that meant that he had told me the truth. I wanted him to say this out loud in front of everyone, and I had the perfect way. "He comes from money and he knows how to respect a woman and does not avoid my questions. I am sorry Edward, but you are-"

Just then a little boy came up to Bella and asked if she wanted to play a game of cards with him. "So what is your name young man?"I asked the little boy. Just as he was about to answer his sister yelled his name and came running over. She introduced herself to me as Jane. She didn't even look at Bella. That made m upset. I looked over to see Bella looking very nervous. I was courious as to why she was. Just then I heard their mother calling for them.

"Jane, Alec, come my darlings lets go sit down. We should be arriving soon."

"So do you mind telling me why you lied to me Bella?" I knew exactly why I did what I did, but I wasn't going to tell him. But then I looked at him and knew that I didn't have to tell him. He had just figured it out. "I got it! You lied to me to make me jealous Bella. Well let me tell you something...it worked. I do love you Bella. And I hope you would allow me to court you.

All Bella could do was nod. I smiled and I knew that She forgave me for being very dense. Just then the conductor came through the dining car and announched that we are approaching Paris and we should all go to the passenger car and gather all of our things. Bella didn't need to be told twice. She practically ran. I chuckled to myself when she tripped over her feet, but was able to catch herself. I chuckled again. I knew that everything was going to be ok. No, scratch that, i could sense that everything was going to ok.

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