“You have another problem first.”
“What’s that?” I sat down beside Iraz on the couch.
“Jessica and Mike. You can’t send Edward and yourself into the meadow as long as they are there.”
I nodded. “I know that. I’m going to see if I can wake them up tonight. At least the meadow is free then.”
“Good. And when will you start?”
I frowned. “I don’t know yet. Do you think I should ask him or just do it?”
Iraz shrugged. “That’s your choice.”
That night, I woke up Jessica and Mike. Their love was already blossoming and I was happy it was going to work out just beautifully.
Alice didn’t come that morning, which I was very grateful of. I wore a simple outfit; jeans, blue tank top and black Converse sneakers.
I was sure of it.
She was just too happy. She’s was constantly smiling and it seemed like she was going to burst with energy. I needed to avoid her.
Edward was glancing at her every so often, his face full with confusion at something she thought.
“Good morning, guys,” I said, smiling at them, before heading into the school. I went to my locker and grabbed the books I needed, before staring at my own, red-eyed reflection in the mirror.
“Shit,” I muttered.
“Forgot your glasses?”
I looked up to see Edward staring at me. “Er… yeah, it seems like it.” I sighed and looked around the hallway quickly, it was still quiet. I grabbed my spectacle case, opening it. “Want to see some magic?” I smiled at him.
He cocked an eyebrow at me. “Sure,” he said.
I showed him the spectacle case, before closing it. I looked at it, barely seeing some red light coming from the lid. When I opened them, a pair of simple glasses laid inside the spectacle case.
“It always amazes me,” he said softly as I put on my glasses. I looked in the reflection and saw my eyes flash, before turning brown. I looked at him behind me and he gave me one of his dazzling smiles that made me melt on the inside.
Mike and Jessica weren’t at school yet, but the rumour was already spread that they were awake. What can I say? It’s a small town.
At lunch, I quickly disappeared outside, hoping to get a few more moments for myself. I went into the forest, close enough to hear the bell if I’d forgotten the time, but far enough to not be found.
At least, that was what I thought.
I was sitting on a high branch from a tree, just enjoying the view, when I heard someone call.
I looked down to see Edward staring up at me. Of course him, why did I even expect someone else? I smiled at him. “Hey Edward.”
“What are you doing up there?”
“Enjoying the view,” I smiled. “Come see for yourself.”
He climbed up quickly, his elegance never faltering. He sat himself on the branch beside me and followed my gaze. Then he looked at me again. “Are you avoiding me again?” he asked.
“Of course not, Edward. Why would I avoid you?”
“I don’t know, maybe you didn’t tell me everything yet.”
I shrugged, before turning my head to him. My breath caught as I saw how close he was sitting next to me. Our noses were almost touching as I had to look up at him. He was watching me intently, a slight frown on his face, as if he was thinking about something.
As he leaned even closer, I panicked.
My breath fanned across his face and as soon as he breathed in the air I let out, his eyes drooped. My eyes widened as I realized I had used my breath to let a sleeping spell enter his body. He began to fall back and I reacted instantly, by letting me fall myself with him and breaking his fall by letting his upper body land on me. I knew he was unbreakable, but it still felt like the right thing to do. It did not hurt me at all.
His eyes were closed by the time we had landed. I brushed a tuft of hair out of his face. He looked so content while he slept, the look of complete peace on his face. I decided then and there that that was the right moment.
I turned to nurse Giannina. “What’s wrong, Giannina?”
“Err… you told me to warn you if a special case was brought in. They are in room 107 as you requested.”
I frowned. “Who are they?”
“Well… one of them is your son, Dr. Cullen.”
I didn’t hear who the other person was as I left her standing there and went up to room 107. Edward was indeed lying there and seemed to be asleep. But why was Bella here, too?
I grabbed my phone, calling Iraz’ number but he didn’t pick up his phone. As I was calling his number, I noticed a piece of paper sticking out of the right front pocket of Edward’s pants. I took it out and saw my name at the top.
I know you are confused as to why Edward and I are in coma and a part of the special cases you’ve had in this week. Esme can tell you more about our connection, but I’m sure you understand.
I trust you that our bodies will be safe while we’re gone. We’ll be gone a longer time than the other cases, but trust me when I say that it’s alright.