Here Comes the Trouble of Remembering
"Ugh... Whoever's making that racket better stop!" I yelled as i rolled over in my bed. When the loud tapping noise continued i crawled from underneath the covers and walked to where the noise emitted from. Which just happened to be the window.
"Listen you twirps! Stop throwing those rocks before i call the police! Or worse you break the window and you have to pay for it!" I yelled from my second story view.
"Fine, fine, i just wanted to talk to you." Immediately my eyes shifted down to the ground only to see Edward, a handful of rocks in his, well, hand.
"What do you want? It's nine o'clock and i'm tired. I would very much appreciate it if you would stop pummeling my window."
"Sorry, but i need to talk to you. Face to face and that's not exactly easy when you're atleast five feet above me."
"So come inside, you know where the spare key is." He saw me retrieve it the other day to get inside.
"Actually, I kind of wanted you to come with me." I stared at him for a minute before agreeing.
"I'll be down in a second." I closed the window and went to get dressed. A simple pair of jeans, white tennis shoes, and a blue t-shirt are just perfect for a nightly visit to someplace yet unknown. Closing the front door, i stepped outside and over to the waiting Edward.
"So what had you wanted to talk to me about?" I asked.
"Just wait until we get there."
"Again with the mysterious there. When are you finally going to understand i don't like surprises?" I sighed as we climbed into his car.
"As soon as you'll understand that i'll never stop surprising you."
"I realized that already."
"Well then i know you don't like surprises? Happy?" He asked sarcastically.
"Just bursting with happiness." I replied.
"Good. I want you to be ready for when we get there."
"Ok, now you're starting to scare me." He laughed at my sentence.
"Don't be scared, there's nothing there that's the slightest terrifying about the place. You'll agree with me once we're there. You know the place already anyway."
"Yep. Here we are." We pulled up next to a fence that enclosed a gathering of trees, flowers, and bushes.
"You didn't." I said, instantly recognizing the place i still hold so close to my heart. "I haven't been here in years!" I climbed out of the car quickly and ran over to the fence.
"Aren't you coming?" I called back to him. He was still sitting in the car, just staring at me. He smiled and nodded as he began to get out.
"I knew you would like it."
"I love it! I can't believe you would bring me back here! Come on, we have to get over the fence." I started to shimmy up the fence then paused when i reached the top.
"Coming or are you going to wait there all night?"
"I'm just surprised the daughter of the police chief is suggesting that we tresspass on private property." He smirked at the idea.
"Technically i've done it before and he knows it. What difference does it make if i do it one more time?" I shrugged with indifference.
"True." He came closer to the fence and climbed up as well. We both switched our feet over to the other side then launched ourselves off and onto the ground. Immediately i made my way over to the huge tree that still stays in the back of the garden.
"I remember everytime we came out here. Especially the first time, that was the best night of my life." I put my hand on one branch and hoisted myself up until i poked my head through the leaves at the top. Edward did the same and soon we were both sitting side by side to each other.
"Because you finally learned how it felt to be free?" he asked with a bit of sarcasm. I smacked his arm playfully.
"No, because it was the night i met you. The ball was fantastic and getting to know each other out here was absolutely exhilirating. Not to mention hilarious." I smiled at the memory.
"Yeah, the first time was most definitley the most memorable." He nodded in agreement.
"So, have you rediscovered your love for Tanya or are you still in denial?" I asked, wanting to avoid silence.
"Still not sure. It seems Romeo has another Juliet in his life."
"And who might the lucky lady be?" I asked, turning towards him. He faced me, with such a serious face that i was a bit shocked. The intensity in his eyes when they met mine was startling. He looked so serious that for a moment I needed to wonder why.
"You." My face with impassive. You've got to be kidding me.
"You've got to be kidding me." I said, voicing my thoughts. He simple shook his head and leaned closer to me, making us only about half a foot apart.
"I wouldn't kid about something like this Bella. I'm absolutely serious. Bella, it seems coming back to Forks was a bad idea."
"Why?" Gulping down saliva and hopefully some nerves.
"Because i'm falling back in love with you. The way you are, you're eyes, smile, you're jokes, everything." I stared at him for a moment before i busted out laughing. He was shocked for a moment before grimacing.
"Do you think this is a joke?" His voice was ice cold. I froze, my temper starting to rise as well.
"Yes, Edward, i do. Before you left you said you never even had feelings for me. Remember? Or did you suddenly forget?"
"Bella, it was a lie. I said it so you wouldn't be hurt, just angry."
"Great job then. Ok, Mr. Genius, how about telling me the truth? That always works better." I replied, still not quite believing him.
"What will make you believe me?" He sounded a bit desperate to prove his feelings.
"Either a lot or nothing." He glared at me for my sarcasm. Then his eyes softened and a smile appeared on his face. He leaned in so we were two inches apart.
"What are you doing?" I asked, blushing like crazy.
"This." Then he leaned in completely and i felt his lips touch mine. My eyes widened with shock before closing. I deepened the kiss and moaned at the sensation running through me. The he climbed over the the branch i was on and sat in front of me. He pushed me against the bark fo the tree and put his hands on my waist. I wrapped my arms around his neck, pulling him closer.
"Edward... stop i ...can't...breath." I panted in between kisses. He pulled back from my lips but continued to make butterfly kisses on my face and then down my neck.
"Edward we can't do this. What about Tanya?" I suddenly realized all the trouble we could get in if we were caught.
"She's not here. Besides, i'm thinking about cancelling the wedding anyway."
"But Edward...." My words were stopped when he once again placed his lips on mine. The sensation once again began to race through my body. I could feel the love that i had withheld running through my veins, begging to be released. That's when a bright light shown on us.
"Edward? Bella? What are you doing?" We pulled apart immediately and i looked down and caught a glimpse of Tanya. Her face was distraught and tears were starting to run down her face. She stared at him, then at me, then at our position once more. Finally she dropped her flashlight and ran back to the building.
"Tanay! Wait!" He yelled after her. He started to pull away from me when he looked down into my eyes, as if suddenly remembering i was there.
"Go ahead. I can walk home, i know my way. You need to chase after your fiance."
"Bella..." Tears were starting to pour from my eyes as i looked down, attempting to hide them.
"I said go!" I pushed him away from me. I continued to shade my eyes, but i could feel him get off the branch and climb down. I stayed up in the tree for a while, just thinking about the mess i've gotten into. After wiping away my tears, i climbed down and made my way home.
I closed my bedroom door and walked over to my closet. I got out my suitcase and layed it on the bed. I pulled out my clothes that i had hanging and shoes.
Atleast this time i did see his back as he left me....
I put the clothes off the hangers and into the suitcase. I got out my clothes from my dresser and did the same. Going to the bathroom i got my toiletries then put them in a compartment also in the suitcase. Then i got a bag out for my shoes and a box for the fragile items i'm carrying.
This time he'll see mine.....
I continued to pack.