|Dare to Live
Author: blackjeans101 PM
Edward leaves Bella and she is left to be heartbroken. However, someone dangerous who thirsts for Bella's blood is back. And this time, it won't be easy. Will Edward end up changing Bella or will he leave... again? Review por favor!Rated: Fiction T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 23,075 - Reviews: 222 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 02-15-07 - Published: 01-10-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3335180
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Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or its characters – Bella, Edward, etc. I also do not own the idea, such as that Edward is a vampire.
Chapter 1 (Preface)
"You can't be serious."
My whisper came out in a cloud as I stood, facing his back. The figure in front of me became hunched, in the most artistic way, a white hand gripping a nearby tree. He muttered,
I drew in a sharp intake of breath, not believing what I had just heard. The snow drifted unto my eyelashes, creating a soft curtain as my eyes stared at Edward's inhumanely stunning hair and back. I blinked painfully, letting a fresh coat of hot tears spread around my eyes. My throat burned as I hoarsely spoke,
"When are you leaving?"
"Right after I take you home."
I swallowed, letting the pain travel down my throat slowly. My teeth clenching, I leaned my back unto a snow covered trunk of Edward's Volvo. My body was numb to the cold as I clarified with a hollow echo to my voice,
"You can't do this to me. You said you loved me, Edward."
Edward's mourning, topaz eyes were suddenly staring into my face intently. My heart did a little flutter as he whispered, his pleasant breath hanging like a cloud at my nose,
"I do love you, Bella. You know with all your heart that I do. We stayed at one place for too long. It is now time for us to move on."
I wanted to slide down to the soft snow, to plop down and close my eyes. However, Edward's firm hands supported my weight as he held me up to a standing position. I whispered,
"You know I'll never get over you, Edward."
A sad, crooked smile played along his lips.
"Yes, you will."
I fluttered my eyelids open. The harsh wind stung them, but the tears were not from the cold. A pang of anger boiled underneath my skin as I pushed myself away from him. My voice trembled as I screamed,
"What do you know, Edward? Maybe you will, but I'll die before that ever happens! Take me with you!"
A sigh escaped his pale, perfect lips. He turned away from my anger and opened the passenger door for me. Gently, he murmured,
My breathing became erratic as I stood where I was. My voice crackled as I defiantly said,
Edward's eyebrows shot up and his grip on the open door tightened. I bit my lips and whipped away from him, tramping through the thin layer of snow. I wanted to get away from here. I wanted to leave this stupid place, anywhere but here, where Edward was telling me that he was leaving me. I heard the door close and Edward's voice as he demanded,
"Where are you going?"
"I'm walking home."
He easily kept up with my rapid walking. His voice was bemused as he tried to talk sense into me.
"Bella, it's snowing. You don't even know where the road is. You don't know what you're doing!"
My voice pierced the air, causing some birds to flutter from their trees. I shouted,
"No, Edward, it's you who don't know what you're doing. You are going to leave me."
Pale, cold fingers grasped at my wrist gently yet with force. Before I knew what was happening, I was staring into the golden eyes of Edward Cullen. He murmured,
"Bella, please listen to me. Get in the car, and we'll talk about it."
I stood there, my feet getting wet and cold from the snow seeping into my shoes. Fresh tears rolled down my cheeks as I stared into the beautiful face of Edward.
He returned back to where his car was and opened the door again for me. I sighed and stomped angrily through the snow, brushing past Edward. He shut the door when I got in and settled myself unto the familiar, leather seat. Soon, we were speeding through the highway, away from the park. Saddened again by the thought of Edward leaving, all traces of my anger disappeared. I pleaded again,
"Edward, please think about it. You can change me now, and take me with you."
"Bella, I can't do that."
My tear scorched my cold cheeks as it rolled down my pale face. I sighed and looked out the window, not wanting Edward to see the fresh new tears rolling down my cheeks uncontrollably.
His whisper was soft and heartbreaking. I quickly raised my numb fingers to my face and hurriedly smeared the tears all over my hands and around my eyes. The car had stopped. I was now staring at my house, looking lonely and sad as a thin layer of snow drifted unto its lawn and roof.
I managed to croak out the reply.
A long, cool finger brushed beneath my eye, catching a pearly tear that I had missed. I still averted my eyes from him, not wanting to be dazzled when this was the last time I had to see him. I wanted my last moment with him to be filled with true emotions. He whispered,
"Goodbye, love. I will miss you for eternity."
I let out a pained gasp at his words of farewell. It was so beautiful and painful at the same time. I turned my eyes toward him and leaned to kiss him, one last time. After a long moment, he gently broke away from my kiss. He murmured,
"I love you."
I did not reply, my throat throbbing with agony. I let one large tear drop as I opened the door and took another glance at him. He gave me a faint, encouraging smile, one that broke my heart entirely. I wept as I made my way to the driveway, watching Edward start the engine. His lips were trembling.
It had stopped snowing, and now it was raining. The drops of water pounded at my hair and shoulders as I watched Edward's silver Volvo speed away. To escape the prying eyes and suspicions of Forks, to leave me behind, miserable and empty. My voice broke as I whispered to the vacuum of gray darkness,
Please review! It's really encouraging to have them, you know...
I have never attempted at this kind of "leave" thing before, so please tell me what you think!
So I can continue them...