Living a romance

Chapter fourteen

Carlisle took a step towards me, but I lifted my hand. “Give me a minute,” I breathed.

I took a deep breath, before letting it out in a deep sigh. My shield snapped back into place and as I breathed over my hands, they glowed a red light and were healed.

“Bella, are you okay?” Carlisle asked as he swallowed.

I nodded. “I am now. You can breathe again if you want to.”

“What happened?” he asked softly.

“I used too much energy at once,” I answered. “It happened before. I forced myself to go on, while my body couldn’t handle it anymore.” I looked at him apologetically. “I’m sorry.”

“I’m alright.” Carlisle looked at the open door. “I couldn’t say the same about Edward.”

I jumped up. “I need to apologize to him,” I said as I walked towards the door.

But I froze midway. As my powers were returning to me, a sudden vision filled my head.

The male hovered unobtrusively behind a tree, his light brown hair and regular features both nondescript. His eyes, though completely still, somehow seemed vigilant.

He was looking towards a large building as he sniffed the air, tasting blood on his tongue. As if recognizing the scent, he smiled.

He watched Edward emerge at vampire speed from the hospital before crouching down and sprinting behind Edward.

My eyes were huge as I watched the vision play out. “Shit, shit, shit,” I mumbled.

“What’s wrong, Bella?” Carlisle asked.

“I need to get to Edward,” I just said and ran out of the hospital as fast as I could.

The wind whipped past my face as I dodged the trees. I followed Edward’s spicy scent. I saw a streak of light break through the shadows a few miles ahead. I froze as soon as I reached it.

I walked into an open field amidst the forest with beautiful green grass and flowers in purple, yellow and red. The sun shone here, illuminating all of the colours.

As I stepped into the light, my knees buckled and I fell onto them as I looked around me in wonder.

The Meadow.

I then saw Edward, lying in the grass a few feet from me. He was sitting up slightly and looked at me with a frown. “What’s wrong?” he asked.

I smiled at him apologetically, not needing to say anything. He also smiled, but his smile suddenly disappeared. He was looking at my hands now. I held them up to him to show him I was fine now. He breathed a sigh of relief.

“I’m sorry,” we said at the same time. We both chuckled.

“What are you sorry for? I was about to attack you.”

“Yes, because I lost control of the situation.” I stood back up and walked to him, before sitting beside him, crossing my legs. I was still wondering about the meadow as I sat down and sighed. “This is unreal.”

“What is?”

“Don’t you see all of this?”

Edward frowned. “Yeah, I come here when I need to think about things.”

I shook my head. “No, Edward. This is my meadow. I’m in the meadow and I’m awake.”

“And alive,” Edward said. “This one won’t try to kill you.”

I frowned at that. “This one. Of course.”

“Hey,” Edward said and I looked up at him. “It’ll be alright.”

I smiled a soft smile. “Thank you.”

He nodded. “So, your meadow looks like this one, huh? At least I know how it looks now.”

“It’s like this meadow, although the colours seem to glow a bit brighter over there.” I looked down at my hands. “I wish I could show you.”

“Can you?”

I looked up at him. “Can I?” I repeated. I thought for a minute. “No, I don’t know. As I told before, I haven’t tried it on a vampire. And you are a creature that doesn’t sleep.” Then I looked at him. “But you could technically walk into it, since…” I trailed off, realizing my mistake.

“Since… what?”

I swallowed. I still hadn’t told him and I just couldn’t.

“Bella? Since what?” he asked, a soft tone of anger in his voice.

As I opened my mouth to answer, a sudden vision struck me.

Charlie Swan and his crew were searching through the forest, searching for evidence of the murder that had just been committed. I could see him stop as he saw a footprint in the earth and without the other officers seeing it, he swiped his foot through it, removing it.

Then suddenly he turned as if hearing something. I could see the movements of a person, who was hiding behind a tree. I immediately recognized his crimson red eyes and his knowing smile.

“Bella? Bella? Bella, talk to me!” Edward was shouting at me. “What’s going on? Did you just have a vision?”

I swallowed. “Iraz is in danger.”

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