You Found Me
"Edward," I mumbled into his marble chest, "we have to go now."
He groaned and tightened his arms around me, burying his face into the pillows, "No we don't."
I laughed at his reluctance to go to school. I hadn't been in two days and neither had Edward. Alice had informed us that people were starting to get suspicious of me and Edward.
"I think it would be good if we went." I informed him, trying to coax him out of bed. He sighed into the pillows and propped himself up on his elbow, looking down at me.
"Why would it be good?" he asked, searching my face.
"So then we won't have to face the wrath of Alice." He laughed as I said this and dipped his head to my neck, kissing the sensitive spot there.
"I love you." He murmured against my skin. I closed my eyes in pure bliss and a smile crept its way onto my face. I draped my arms around his neck and pulled him on top of me. He lifted his head up and I kissed his lips.
"How long until your room is clean?" I mumbled in between kisses.
"Our room should be ready by tonight. Esme offered to clean it up for us today."
"After your little tantrum." I giggled. He growled playfully and nipped at my neck. I glanced at the clock next to the bed and sighed; we had twenty minutes until school.
"Edward." I sighed. I looked at him pointedly in the eye, but he simply shook his head and kissed my lips. I groaned in frustration. I knew that he wasn't going to let me go to school, so I would have to persuade him.
My hands started roaming around Edward's body. I heard him moan in delight and I started purring. Edward leaned down and kissed my forehead, purring along with me. He thought that I had given in on going to school and loosened his hold on me. As soon as that happened, I sneakily pushed Edward off me and sprinted into Alice's room, grabbing some of the bed sheets with me to cover myself up.
"Bella!" Edward shouted. I ran down the corridor, hoping that I would get to Alice's room before Edward could catch me. I heard his feet running behind me and I pushed myself faster.
Suddenly, a door to my left flew open. I glanced through it quickly and saw Alice's small figure.
"Quick Bella! In here!" she called. I swiftly turned to my left and darted into her room. I glimpsed at the door and saw Edward running towards me before Alice slammed her door shut, locking it. After a few seconds, I heard Edward pounding on the door.
"Alice! Open this door right now!" he snarled. I clung tighter to the bed sheets and giggled slightly. Alice turned to me and smirked evilly.
"Sorry Edward." She called, "I need to get Bella ready for school." I beamed at Alice gratefully.
"Alice, if you don't open this door right now I swear I'll burn all of your clothes." Edward threatened through the door. Alice's eyes flashed to her wardrobe worriedly for a second before her face went completely blank. I knew she was having one of her visions so I waited patiently whilst looking around her room.
Nearly everything was pink apart from the king sized bed that had been pushed up against the wall as it was blue. On the far side of the room was a huge vanity set covered with make-up and hair appliances. I could only imagine how Jasper must feel about this as this was probably his room too. I shuddered.
I was pulled out of my gazing as Alice shook her head, coming out of her vision.
"Nice try brother." Alice giggled.
"Alice-" Edward started.
"Why don't you get ready for school whilst I get Bella ready?" Alice suggested. I heard Edward mutter something from behind the door but heard his retreating footsteps. Alice stuck her tongue out at the door which caused me to laugh.
"Ok Bella. Go and take a quick shower and I'll do the rest." She ordered.
"Yes ma'am." I saluted and marched myself into her bathroom. I dropped the bed sheets and turned the warm water on. I stepped into the shower and moaned slightly as the heat came into contact with my cold skin. Remembering that Alice was waiting for me, I shook out of my daze and quickly shampooed my hair and washed my body with soap. Once I was done, I shut off the water, wrapped a towel around my body and walked back into Alice's room. She immediately pushed me to her vanity set and blow dried my hair. When my hair was completely dry, Alice brought out a pair of curling tongs. She took pieces of my hair and curled them. After that, she applied light, natural looking make-up on me; faint pink lip gloss, a bit of black mascara with eyeliner and a small hint of smoky eye shadow.
"Now to put on your clothes!" Alice squealed. I chuckled lightly at her as she darted into her wardrobe. After a few seconds, she emerged with a three quarter length black blouse and light blue skinny jeans accompanied with black ballet flats. I noticed that we bought these when we went shopping. I quickly put the clothes on before appraising myself in the mirror. I had to admit it; I looked good. I particularly liked how my hair cascaded down my back in soft curls. The woman in my reflection smiled. I spun around and bounded over to Alice, hugging her.
"Thank you!" I cried happily. She giggled in response and hugged me back.
"I think you might need to go now. I can hear Edward pacing outside the door." She giggled again. I smiled again and gave her one last squeeze before darting to the door. I swiftly turned the door knob and was greeted by the sight of Edward pacing, just as Alice had said. He stopped abruptly and turned around to face me. His eyes widened and his jaw dropped. I subtly scanned his clothing; a blue button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows, dark blue jeans with black converse shoes. He noticed my oogling and I smiled shyly at him, casting my eyes down to the floor. A cool finger was placed under my chin and tilted my face upwards. I was met with Edward's scorching eyes.
"You look beautiful." He whispered to me. His sweet breath blew across my face and without thinking, I leaned in and kissed his lips.
"Oi!" Emmett shouted. Edward and I broke apart, but he kept his arms wrapped firmly around me. We both turned to see a smug looking Emmett "Enough with the love already! Let's move!" I looked down in embarrassment whilst Edward growled at Emmett. "Ooh, scary!" Emmett laughed and bounded back downstairs. After a few seconds I heard a smack, followed by Emmett's cry, "Rosie! What was that for?"
"Moron." I heard Rosalie mutter and me and Edward sniggered. Edward gave me another kiss and then led me down the stairs. We were soon followed by Alice and Jasper, to which then Emmett and Rosalie emerged from the living room, Emmett rubbing the back of his head. We had decided that Edward and I would take his Volvo whilst the others would go in Emmett's Jeep, but only because Edward refused to be separated from me. Edward grabbed his jacket and Rosalie lent me a black slender coat to which I was grateful for. All six of us ventured into the garage and I also noticed a Black Mercedes and a red Ferrari. Edward opened the passenger door of his Volvo.
"Thank you." I said as I climbed into the car. He shut the door once I was seated and ran around to the driver's side. He hopped in and started the car, the Jeep trailing behind us. Once we were on the main road, Edward grabbed hold of my hand and rubbed soothing circles into it.
"Are you alright?" he asked me.
"Yeah." I replied, gazing out of the window. All too soon, we pulled up at Forks High School where all eyes were on us, literally. I unbuckled my seatbelt when Edward opened my door for me, holding out his hand. I smiled at him and took his hand as he helped me out of the car. I looked around me and saw the boys looking lustfully towards me and I cowered into Edward's chest.
"I don't like the way they are looking at me." I whispered to Edward. He swiftly kissed my cheek.
"Don't worry, that's why I- OH DAMN IT!" Edward shouted. I looked up at him, alarmed.
"What is it?" I asked frantically.
"I was supposed to get transferred into all your classes! But I forgot to ask them!" he growled. He let go of my hand and pinched the bridge of his nose between his forefinger and thumb.
"It'll be ok Edward." Alice soothed, coming up to us with Jasper close behind her. I saw Emmett and Rosalie wander into the school.
"No it won't!" he snarled, "All these disgusting humans will be after her and I will have none of it. Come on Bella, we're going home." He grabbed my hand and started tugging me back to the Volvo.
"Wait!" Alice pleaded, stopping in front of Edward, gripping onto Jasper's hand. "Calm down and listen. Bella will be ok for today. Just go to the office after school and tell them." Edward huffed in response to her.
"It still doesn't change the fact that these imbeciles will try to take away what is mine." Edward stated, glancing back at me.
"Then you can beat them to a pulp after school." Jasper replied, smirking at Edward. Edward sighed but squeezed my hand a bit tighter.
"Please Edward, trust me; it will be ok." Alice whispered, looking into Edward's eyes. After a few minutes of silence, Edward spoke.
"Fine." He snapped. A brilliant smile lit up Alice's features and she danced into the school with a chuckling Jasper. Edward turned to me and cradled my face in between his hands.
"Bella, listen to me. I will walk you to all of your classes and I will watch you through the minds of others to make sure that you are ok. When your class finishes, wait for me to come and get you. Ok darling?" he asked, stroking my right cheek with his hand.
"Ok." I agreed. He nodded his head and wrapped an arm around my waist. We walked into the school together as the bell went, the rain starting to drizzle through the clouds. Edward walked me through the corridors as everyone was staring at us; wide-eyed and open-mouthed. I shook my head and carried on to English with Edward.
Once we reached the classroom, I turned to face Edward ready for a quick goodbye.
So I was caught off guard when he suddenly crashed his lips to mine. My body took over then and I wrapped my arms around his neck. I felt his hands trail up and down the sides of my ribcage and butterflies erupted within my stomach. I could hear the other students whispering and gawking as they walked past us but at that moment I simply didn't care. All too soon, Edward pulled away from the kiss, pressing his forehead against mine.
"I think that was enough to convince them that you're mine." Edward chuckled, but I also heard the seriousness in his voice. "Remember to wait for me." He told me sternly. I nodded my head and entered the classroom in a daze.
Just like he said, Edward walked me from class to class until lunch time. I was glad that no boys approached me to ask me out, but after Edward's display with Mike a few days ago, I'm not really surprised. Mr. Haywood had finished his lecture on History and allowed us to go to lunch a little earlier. I still had to wait for Edward to pick me up so when he dismissed us, I sat on my desk whilst the humans scrambled out of the door, wanting to get to the cafeteria first. I didn't have anything to pack away apart from my pen which went in my pocket. I sighed and looked at the clock, counting down until I saw my Edward again.
I drummed my fingers against the wooden desk and pursed my lips. The time seemed to go on forever when I wasn't with Edward or any other member of the Cullens. I sighed again, wishing that the bell would hurry up. Suddenly, I heard the door open and someone walked in. I looked up and saw none other than Mike Newton. Now this I was surprised at.
"Bella." He murmured, looking down.
"Mike." I greeted him with a nod. He stood there awkwardly for a moment until his eyes flashed to mine.
"What are you doing here?" he questioned.
"I could ask you the same thing." I replied with a smirk. I saw his lips twitch slightly into a smile.
"I was supposed to come here for a detention with Mr. Haywood." He glanced at the empty teacher's desk, "But he looks like he forgot." He laughed humourlessly. I could tell by his tense posture that he was uncomfortable.
"What's wrong?" I asked him.
"I'm breaking the rules, aren't I?" he asked back. I simply stared at him, confusion etched on my face, "Edward's rules."
Realisation sunk in as I remembered Edward's threat; "Now, if you so much as think about her again, I will make sure that you suffer a slow and painful death."
"Oh." Was my only response.
"Yeah." Mike laughed nervously. We both jumped at the sound of the bell echoing through the school. We both laughed at our fright when the door opened again. My eyes snapped to the door; there, in all his glory, was my Edward.
"Edward!" I squealed. I flung myself off the desk and into his waiting arms. He picked me up and spun me around, a perfect smile lighting up his face. Once he set me down he gave me a passionate kiss as if we hadn't seen each other in years; well, it felt like it to me.
Once we pulled apart, Edward noticed Mike standing against the wall, looking at anything but us. I saw Edward's eyes visibly darken and his arms constricted around me. I heard a growl start to build up in his chest and I realised that if I didn't do something, Edward would probably kill Mike. I quickly placed my hand on Edward's chest in a soothing manner. He tore his eyes away from Mike to look down at me.
"He didn't do anything." I told him gently, too low for Mike to hear. Edward glanced at Mike again, then back to me and nodded his head. I silently sighed in relief as Edward pulled me away from the classroom. We headed to the cafeteria with me still caged in Edward's arms. As we entered, the stench of human food wafted through my nose. I wrinkled it in response and Edward laughed.
We paid for our food and travelled over to the Cullen's table. Edward and I sat down next to each other before he smirked and picked me up, placing me on his lap. I caught a few of the girls staring at me in jealously. I just rolled my eyes and curled up closer to Edward's chest. He started ghosting his fingers up and down my spine and placed his other hand on my lap.
"Ugh, get a room!" Emmett's voice boomed from the other side of the cafeteria. I turned my head and stuck my tongue out at him. Emmett had a look of mock shock on his face and put his hand over his heart. I couldn't help but smile at his acting. I placed my head on Edward's shoulder and he tucked me closer to him. Soon after, Emmett and Rosalie joined us.
"I'm hurt Bells. Real hurt." Emmett said. I rolled my eyes at him and he gasped, again in mock shock. "She just did it again!" Emmett gasped. Rosalie rolled her eyes and smacked him on the back of the head. "Ow! Rosie!" Emmett complained, "Will you kiss it better?" he asked her sweetly. She rolled her eyes again until Alice came and whacked him on the same spot that Rosalie had just hit him. Alice sat down with Jasper laughing beside her. I don't think Edward noticed anything as he was too busy staring at me. I looked at him for a moment before giving him a quick kiss. A lazy smile spread on Edward's face.
"Aww." Alice and Rosalie cooed whilst Emmett just made retching noises. I put my forehead against Edward's and gazed into his eyes. Emmett still hadn't stopped his noise making, but then I heard three smacks which shut him up.
Lunch continued in this fashion and soon the bell went. I was glad that me and Edward had Biology next so I eagerly threw my untouched food in the bin and took Edward's hand, dragging him into the Biology room. We were the first ones in there so we sat down at our desk and kissed until we heard more people starting to come in. We pulled apart but Edward held my hand under the table, entwining our fingers. After five minutes, Mr. Banner came in, wheeling an ancient looking T.V. set. The students started to get excited as they realised that they didn't have to do any work.
"Alright, alright. Settle down." Mr. Banner calmed the class. He put on a video about cells and switched off the lights. Five minutes into the film, Edward let go of my hand and put his arm around my waist. Instinctually, I cuddled up to him. After another few minutes, I felt his other hand on my thigh. He started rubbing his hand up and down my thigh, getting higher and higher each time. I looked at him in the dark and saw that he was staring at me intensely. I started leaning towards him and found him doing the same. An electric current was constantly passing between us, pulling me towards him. The charge was getting stronger and stronger the closer I went near him. His lips brushed against mine and he was about to kiss me when Mr. Banner turned the lights back on. We both simultaneously groaned; that couldn't have been the whole lesson, could it? Edward walked me to gym and quickly gave me a lasting kiss.
"I'll make up for Biology tonight in our clean bedroom." He whispered and winked at me. Gym passed in a blur and we were still doing volley ball. The Coach wanted me to join the team because of my dives, but I had to refuse, stating that, "I don't have time."
Once the bell went for the end of school, relief washed over me. Tomorrow, Edward would be in all of my classes. I smiled brightly and virtually skipped out to Edward who was waiting for me outside of the changing rooms. He raised an eyebrow at me.
"What?" I asked, defensively. He shook his head.
"I think Alice is beginning to rub off on you." He smirked coming over to me. I gasped at him and swatted his arm playfully. He simply laughed and kissed my hair. We walked, hand-in-hand, out into the parking lot. "Oh, and I've managed to transfer into all of your classes." He smiled. The rain hadn't cleared up so little droplets splashed onto my clothes. I spotted Alice, Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie by Emmett's monster Jeep, laughing. I started walking over to them but then I froze.
My eyes zeroed on the shadows in the trees. A figure was standing, arms crossed over his broad chest. He looked about twenty two years old. His black shirt clung to his muscles. His blue jeans were washed out and caked in mud. His scruffy brown hair was just how I remembered it. Lastly, I looked into his blood red eyes that shone in the shadows. Once he made eye contact with me, his face twisted into a sick, disturbing smile, venom drooling out of his mouth from the humans here.
"Isabella…" he mouthed. My eyes widened in shock and my breathing turned to gasping.
"Bella?" Edward asked frantically, gripping my shoulders to face him, "What's wrong?" His voice sounded far away and I couldn't concentrate on him. My gaze slowly went back to the other vampire in the shadows. But he wasn't just any vampire.
He was my creator; the one who thought that I was his mate.
I was vaguely aware of Edward shaking me, trying to get me to answer him. My creator smiled at me again. A human walked in between us and when they had passed, my creator had vanished.
My eyes searched frantically into the forest. He can't have just disappeared! Fear gripped at my heart; he knew where I was. My view of the forest was cut off by the rest of the family surrounding me, worry etched into their faces.
"BELLA!" Edward shouted. I shook my head as I was brought back into reality.
"Yes?" I whispered hoarsely. They all stared at me in shock for a moment.
"What happened?" Edward whispered, cupping my face with his hands.
"I-" I looked at each of their faces. They truly cared about me. They had become my family in the three days that I had known them and I would not subject them to be in danger because of me. I would not fail this family as I failed my last family. So I did the only thing I could think of.