Living a romance

Chapter eleven

“Well, not exactly. I was planning on preparing Jessica Stanley and Mike Newton tonight.”

“But the meadow is a mess! You’re a mess!”

I chuckled. “It’s nothing, Iraz,” I spoke into my phone. “I can handle it.”

“You’ve always been stubborn, Mary, but please be careful.”

“I promise, Iraz. You concentrate on your work.”

I hung up and walked out of the school. I chuckled as I walked to my car. Jacob Black was leaning against my car. He was wearing ripped jeans shorts and no shirt.

“Jacob Black, to what do I owe this pleasure?”

He bit his lower lip, while fidgeting with his jeans shorts. “The nomads were seen. Sam wanted to be sure that you knew this.”

I nodded. “Hm. When?”

“Just last night. We caught them during a hunt and we chased them down until Seattle.” He shifted from one leg to the other.

I cocked my head to the side. What was he so nervous about? I cast a quick look into his mind. Then I chuckled.

“You want to know who your mate is?”

He was chewing on his lower lip now. It was quite funny to see such a huge guy being nervous. “Err… yes. I didn’t want to be rude, but…”

“You know I can’t tell you.”

“But that’s unfair you told Leah and now she’s with Zack. Why not me?”

I shook my head. “You didn’t let me finish. I can’t tell you, but I can give you a hint.”

“Please,” he said.

“You’ve known your mate already for a very long time,” I said.

“But,” he started.

“No, and that’s final. If I told you all of it, you wouldn’t believe me anyway. You need to find out on your own.” I bit my lip to supress a smile. If he would have known that his mate is also his best friend, Embry, he would have had my head for it.

And besides, deep inside, he already knows.

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The moon shone brightly as I climbed the wall of the house of the Stanleys. I swung myself through Jessica’s open window. Huh. Everything was pink. Not my taste.

I walked to the sleeping girl quietly and kneeled besides her bed.

In the past, Gares did this for me. He’d made sure her body would stay in ‘night-modus’, as he used to call it.

I just trapped her soul, making sure she couldn’t wake up.

I touched her forehead with my fingertips. My fingertips glowed my red light, pouring my magic into her body.

After I also fixed Mike Newton I went home to rest. I grabbed my phone.

“Carlisle Cullen.”

“Hello, Carlisle. It’s Bella.”

“Good evening, Bella. How’re you doing?”

“Good, thank you. I wanted to let you know Jessica Stanley and Mike Newton are prepared to be send to the meadow, so you’ll have two new patients tomorrow.”

“Okay, I’ll make sure I get to treat them.”

“Thank you. I will see you tomorrow then.”

“See you then.”

I hung up and got ready for bed. But of course, the meadow did not let me inside.

It was going to be a long night.

Chapter twelve

“Are you out of your mind?”

I sighed deeply. “Iraz, please. I’m not in the mood for this.”

“The hell you’re not! You have tried it before and you know how it ended.”

“I know what went wrong and I’ll do better this time. I’m off to school.”

“Marydith,” Iraz said sternly. I sighed again and looked at him. “Please, I’m begging you.”

I shook my head with a sad smile. “All for love, Iraz.”

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“Hey, Bella!”

I smiled while closing my eyes and shook my head. “Hey Alice.” I turned and gave her a raised eyebrow. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing, just wondering if you wanted to go to Seattle next Saturday with me and Rosalie.”

I groaned as images of me inside a changing room for hours flashed before my eyes. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

“Please, Bella? Pretty-pretty-pretty please?”

I rolled my eyes. “Fine! But please, stop begging already.”

“Jay!” she squeaked and I covered my ears at the sound. She skipped away.

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I let out a sigh of relief as soon as the bell rang to indicate lunch has started. I stuffed my books in my back. As I walked out of the classroom, I froze. Edward was leaning against the adjacent wall, his hair as messy as usual. Why does it seem like he’s getting more handsome every day?

I shook my head to clear it. Don’t you dare, Marydith.

As soon as I stepped out of the classroom, he looked up. A crooked grin spread over his face as he saw me. I couldn’t help the smile in response to his grin. “Hey,” he breathed as soon as I reached him.

“Hey,” I answered.

“May I walk you to the cafeteria?” he asked.

“It would be my pleasure,” I said, momentarily lost in his eyes.

We stood like that for what seemed like hours, while it could have been just seconds.

He broke my trance by turning slightly to walk to the cafeteria. I averted my gaze to the ground as we walked.

“Alice is out of her mind with excitement since you said yes,” he chuckled.

“I bet she is,” I grumbled.

“You don’t seem to be so excited about it.”

I smiled at him and shrugged. “I don’t like shopping.”

We reached the cafeteria and we went to stand in line for food. I went for a tomato soup and grilled cheese. I grabbed a container with milk. I protested when Edward took my plate to the pay desk.

“C’mon Bella, I just want to pay.”

“You’re not even going to eat your own food. Just let me pay my own food.” I made a grab for my plate, but he held it out of my reach. He just grinned and paid for it anyway. He led me to a table while I grumbled.

He chuckled as he pushed the plate towards me. “Don’t get all grumpy on me now, Bella. It was just a nice gesture.”

“I’m not grumpy,” I muttered with a pout and he chuckled again.

I enjoyed the soup and the grilled cheese, before drinking from the milk.

“Jessica Stanley and Mike Newton are in the hospital,” Edward grinned. “Carlisle wanted me to let you know.”

“Thank you. I’ll be going to them this afternoon.”

Suddenly, the bell rang. Edward grabbed our plates and brought them away, before walking us to Biology II. Mr Banner told us to work on the assignments from that week.

“How does it work?”

I looked up at his sudden question. “How does what work?”

“The meadow, as you call it.”

I turned to him and thought for a moment. “It’s not easy to explain. First, I put them in a very deep sleep, a coma of some sorts. As soon as they are in the hospital, I pull their souls into the meadow.”

“You pull them into the meadow? Shouldn’t you be in it to do that?”

I nodded. “Yes, I do.”

“But didn’t you tell us you had problems with the meadow?”

“Yes, I have to do it differently this afternoon. I will need to push them into the meadow, which is a lot more difficult as shown a few decennia earlier.” I looked at my hands.

“What happened?” he asked softly.

“I pushed their souls too hard out of their bodies and wasn’t able to bring them back again,” I said, ashamed. “But I will do it right this time.” Suddenly, I looked up at him. “Would you like to see?”

He frowned. “See what?”

“How it works. Do you want to join me this afternoon?”


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