|Before There Was Venom
Author: Jaden Ink PM
i ran through the streets of phonix. he went missing. i was running so fast fell. I looked at what I tripped over. It was Edward’s bags and I had fallen in a pool of his blood, Edward nowhere to be found.FULL SUMMARY IN PROFILE!THIS IS TRULY MY BEST STORYRated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 58,983 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 10-16-08 - Published: 04-22-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3504353
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A/N: i dont own twilight
Well i got an idea for an AWSOME twilight and i couldnt ignore my need to write it, this one is lirtally flowing out of my fingers. i appoligise for not updating Obscured twilight, and for not starting the sequel to after glow but this one was just too good to not.
"Grr!" I growled as I stormed out of my trig class clutching paper in my hand.
"Bella? What's wrong?" I shoved the papers at him.
"I got a sixty, on the midterm! You even helped me study and I still did horrible! I'm so stupid!" I felt my face flush in anger, as well as my eyes brim with tears; a nasty habit whenever I was angry. I through my gaze towards the ground just to have him laugh at me. He grabbed my face in his warm hands and tilted my head so I could look at him.
"Bella, your utterly ridiculous you know that?" his musical laughter filled the air as my anger and frustration was melted quickly by his emerald gaze. "You are not stupid, this just means that I get to spend more time at your house without Renee's objection."
I smiled up at him as he took my books and snaked an arm around my waist. We walked off in direction of the cafeteria when some one called us to stop.
"Eddie!" the voice made my body grow tense as Edward gave me a reassuring squeeze.
"Jamie, hi." He said nonchalantly as he turned his attention to the beautiful blonde. Jamie Striker was the typical valley girl. And oh how I hated her.
Edward moved to Phoenix at the beginning of last year. I remember every moment like it was yesterday.
I was sitting in Biology class when he walked in with all his glory. I was looking down at my books trying to memorize the parts of the heart when I heard his voice. It was so velvety and soft it tore my attention from my book to him. I was mesmerized by his presence, everything about him was, God like he wasn't tanned, but he wasn't extremely pale either, probably a few shades darker then me and that was saying something, I was close to paper. His hair was unruly and a beautiful bronze color. He wore jeans and a semi-tight white shirt that clung to his chest, which wasn't muscular, but was very well toned. He walked up to the teacher who told him to sit in the only free desk, next to mine.
I had never been, well let's say sociable. I was a very shy person, no friend's just a loner, and I didn't even have the excuse of being a nerd. I guess I just wasn't a very personable person.
So when Edward walked up to sit at my table, my first instinct was to run as far as I could, but his eyes met my gaze as he smiled down at me before taking his seat.
"Hi, I'm Edward Masen." He said sticking a hand out at me. I stared at it like it was a foreign to me. Jaw tightened slightly before he withdrew his hand.
"What's y-" he started, but was soon interrupted.
"Hello, My name is Jamie, Edward Masen right?" I jerked backwards as a tanned arm shot out in front of my face nearly smacking my nose. Edward stood and shook her hand.
"Nice to meet you." His voice was friendly but distant. I flickered my eyes up to him and noticed he was looking at me with curiosity. I grabbed my bag and quickly pushed back my seat, too quickly, the complexity that was Isabella Swan took over and I caught my pant leg on the chair causing me to fall over. I closed my eyes waiting for the impact of the ground that never came. Instead I had an arm around my waist and a hand gripped on my upper arm.
"You okay?" Edward asked as he set me straight again, I nodded slightly and rushed to the desk.
"I don't feel well may I leave?" the teacher looked at me skeptically, I know why, I always had perfect attendance, never sick; but she gave in and went to get an excuse slip to be signed by the nurse and returned tomorrow. Unfortunately, the teacher was moving too slow for me to escape the words of Jamie Striker.
"Ooo, sorry about that, she is such a klutz, like major. What a freak."
"What's her name?"
"Isabella Swan, Don't even bother to remember her name though, she's just a freak a waist of brain space." I was handed the slip just in time to hear that. When I got to the door I turned to look at them Jamie was looking at me like a circus freak, and Edward a blank expression. I felt the heat of anger rise in my cheeks as my eyes started brimming over.
I hid out in the nurse's office through first and second period, Jamie was in my first and second classes so I figured I might as well avoid her as much as I can.
The bell rang for lunch and I told Mrs. Payne that if I got food in me I might feel better. She let me leave saying that I needed to work on my excuses. She and I were close, the school was grade seven to twelve, and ever since grade seven she had been working here. I had always been bullied so I would always hide out in her office; either because I needed somewhere to go, or I needed her medical expertise; whether the injury was my doing or someone else's.
The nurse's office was on the other side of the school right by the gym and the outdoor basketball court and I walked slowly. When I got there the line was small, but the room was crowded. All but one table; my table. In the far right corner there was a small square table that no one sat at. It had two chairs connected to it, almost like a two person desk. But it was away from everyone there for it was mine.
After I got my lunch I started to head towards it when I saw him. He was sitting at a table with Jamie and her friends; his back to me. I was momentarily frozen until I got an ice glare from Jamie. Finally my feet were freed as I shuffled to my table careful not to fall.
I sat down and looked up only once. And that one time I met those emerald eyes. It sent my heart beating in a frenzy of palpations. Before I could avert my eyes he did. I couldn't help but feel a stab of pain.
The next week or two went on similarly. I only really saw Edward in Bio and at lunch. Both times, since the first day, he had totally ignored me; in bio Jamie would crowd my desk to talk to him joined by her friend Amy and Sarah. They all flirted with him immensely, and it took everything I had not to laugh. They all had boyfriends, but did they care? Nope.
It was Friday after school. I said goodbye to Mrs. Payne and I was walking past the out door basketball court. Edward was shooting hoops never missing. I walked slower to watch, he had amazing grace. I had never been one for sports, but he made it look amazing. Amy and Sarah were standing off to the side holding a water bottle and a towel.
"See you tomorrow Bella." I turned and waved goodbye to Mrs. Payne. She was leaving early today, I thought it was strange; she was always here late.
I turned my attention back to Edward who graciously took a drink of water and used the towel to wipe his forehead. Once he went back to his game, the girls took off in the other direction. I looked to the left to see Chase and Dane, Amy and Sarah's boyfriends storming the basketball court.
"Hey jack ass, stay away from our girl!" Dane shouted slamming his hands on Edwards shoulders pushing him backwards.
"Hey guy's I don't want any trouble."
"It's to late for that." Chase said stepping forward
"I don't know what you're talking about. They were just being friendly."
"Yea right." Dean drew back his fist and cranked Edward in the jaw with a sickening thud. Edward fell to the ground while Chase kicked him a few time's in the stomach. Chase had his arm locked around Edwards's neck holding him in place while Dane punched him repeatedly.
"STOP! STOP IT!" I screamed running to the court surprisingly not falling. I pulled on Chase's shirt until he stepped away and I pounded on Danes back till he turned around to shove me back.
"Stay out of it next time or I wont be as nice to not hit you." Dane growled stepping so close we were almost touching. His eyes burned down at me making me shudder. He nodded to Chase and they took off. I stared after them until a cough pulled me back into reality. I rushed over to Edward and helped him to his feet.
"Where are we going?" he coughed, blood trickling from his mouth.
"Nurses office." I pulled his arm over my shoulder and walked over to the office. I looked under the welcome mat where Mrs. Payne always kept a spare key, and let myself in sitting Edward on the cot. I pulled out the first aid kit and a chair.
He sat still and silent as I put some iodine on a piece of gauze to clean the cut on the side of his mouth.
"Ow, ow, ow…" he murmured pulling his face slightly away from my hand while he held mine with just his fingertips making sure I didn't press too hard.
"Sorry." I whispered
"Ow, no it's okay, thank you for taking care of me."
"I'm still sorry, and sorry that I couldn't stop them quick enough." I said with sadness before looking away at the bruise forming on the side of his face. Again, with the tips of his fingers he placed them under my chin to make me look at him.
"Don't apologies, you were there for me."
"That was the first time I had ever used and sense of self defense. I wasn't worth sticking up for. Usually I just let myself get hurt, or everyone saw me the way you do."
"Don't say that, of course your worth it, no one should be hurt." I smiled at him and continued to dab the cut, and again his fingertips lightly held my hand to even the pressure.
"Umm, what was that thing you said? 'Everyone saw you the way I do?' "
"Huh? Oh; Invisible." Edward's hand tightened around mine as he pulled it away from his face to his chest holding it with both hands.
"You were never… invisible in my eyes."
The weeks turned into months. We had grown close, good friends; spent almost every minute together. One day I got a text message
"Meet me at room 8. Edward." I smiled and walked towards the building. The second I put my hand on the doorknob Edward stopped me.
"Wait! Wait it's a surprise." He pulled my hand of the handle and took out a blindfold to tie it around my eyes.
"What's the surprise I asked as he pushed me along, guiding me through the darkness.
"I can't tell you it's a surprise."
"It's not my birthday though."
"It doesn't have to be." He took my schoolbook and bag from me setting it somewhere before grabbing my hands to guide me further.
"Can I take it off yet?"
"No absolutely not, just a little bit longer; be patient." I pouted slightly but let him guide me. Once I was positioned where he wanted me to be. He stepped away.
"Can I now? Please? Can I?"
"Alright now." He said after I heard faint music and humming in the background.
I pulled off the blindfold to look around the room. Pink streamers and red balloons surrounded the room and a bubble machine blew bubbles everywhere. A laptop and projector showed a picture that we took on one of our trips to the mall with a heart around it. I looked at the floor and there were a few rose petals scattered here and there, but around my feet was a huge heart about 5'x 8' around my feet made of red and white rose petals. I looked up at Edward who was holding a single red rose in his hand as he walked towards me, a faint flush brushing his cheeks.
"Umm, ever since I've met you I felt something, more as a friend. And then becoming your friend, getting to know you, it was amazing, but I can't just be your friend anymore." He stopped walking and was an inch away from me. His face covering over mine, green eyes serious and full of love and fear.
"So I wanted you to know, Bella, I have completely fallen in love with you."
I stood there silently looking up at him. His eyes grew more and more with fear.
"Oh god… I'm sorry, I hope I didn't just ruin anything, but Bella I had to tell you how I feel it's been killing me."
"Don't worry, it's okay."
"Okay?" he asked, his eyebrows raised
"So does that mean were…" I took the rose from his hand and looked into his eyes.
"Yes." I smiled up at him.
If you have ever looked into the sun before, you can imagine that was Edwards smile. He stepped back and jumped in the air.
"Yes! Yes, yes, yes, YES!" he exclaimed with joy. Quickly he turned around back towards me. His arms snaked around my waist as he pulled me into a tight hug; my arms around his neck. He pulled away slowly, only releasing me from one arm to glide his hand over my jawbone. I shivered at his touch. His hand cupped my cheek as he pulled me closer and our lips touched. I melted into his arms during our first kiss.
"Well Eddie," I cringed at the name, no not Eddie, Edward, MY Edward. "I'm having a party tonight and I wanted to know if you wanted to come." Edward was about to reply before I cut him off.
"No sorry Jamie, he has plans with me tonight, and all weekend sorry." I said somewhat smugly as I grabbed Edward's hand and headed off towards the exit. It was amazing how much being with one person can change your life. Edward and I have been together ever since about a month after we met. It was now the beginning of grade 11. Tomorrow was September 13th my birthday to be exact.
"We have plans?" he whispered in my ear. I could feel the smile on his lips.
"Mmmhmm." I said as I turned around stopping to walk backwards in front of him. His hands were on my hips as we walked.
"All weekend? As far as I knew the only solid plans we had, were for tomorrow."
"Nope, were not doing that either." I said shaking my head side to side. Edward had made big plans for my birthday. He had reservations at a restaurant and everything I was glad that I had finally had an excuse not to go. I hated when he spent money on me.
His brow furrowed.
"Isabella Marie Swan, I will not take no for an answer!"
"Edward Anthony Masen, trust me this time you want to." I said trying to make my voice as playful and seductive as possible. He raised his eyebrows obviously amused.
"Fine, why do I want to cancel my plans for your birthday."
"Because…" I stopped and leaned in so that my lips brushed his ear, I felt him shiver. "Phil has a ball game in Seattle for a week, and mom went with him." I heard him catch his breath. I turned quickly and kept walking. I felt the blush rise into my cheeks; a crimson one that I could feel all the way to my ears.
He caught up quickly and held my hand all the way home.
"Do you want to s-stay the weekend with me?" I asked. It was hard. I felt embarrassed by the question. Edward just laughed softly and stroked my cheek.
"I most certainly do." he purred in my ear. I felt my head spin as we walked up the steps to my house.
"I'll go home and make an excuse. I'll be back as soon as I can." He kissed my lips swiftly before darting down the sidewalk. I watched him until he ran around the corner.
I was quick. I cleaned up the house and my bedroom quickly, it took about an hour then I decided to have a shower. I grabbed my bag of toiletries and stumbled to the bathroom.
"Darn it." I said as I tried to squeeze my favorite Strawberry shampoo into my hand. Unfortunately the bottle was empty. So instead I grabbed mom's rose scented shampoo and worked it through my hair.
Once I was scrubbed and cleaned I blow-dried my hair quickly. It was a little poofy so I took out moms straighter and worked that through my hair a few times. Quickly I through on a pair of sweat pants and a light blue tank top and hopped down the stairs until I got to the last one. That one I stepped down very slowly so I wouldn't trip. Once I hit the kitchen I heard knocking at the door. Threw it open quickly to see Edward a sleeping bag over his shoulder and a bad of clothes, mosquito repellent, and sun block. I raised an eyebrow.
"I told them I was going on a camping trip. Trevor said he would cover for Me." he smiled as he walked through the door.
"Ah I see. I'm glad it was easy." I said as he flung down his things.
"Oh trust me, it was quite the opposite to be precise. Dad through a fit but Mom let me go." I smiled; I loved the way he spoke, so intelligent and elegant.
"Typical Edward Senior, thank God for Elizabeth." I chuckled "What do you want for dinner?" I asked walking to the fridge.
"Whatever you want to make."
"Spaghetti it is." Edward loved my spaghetti. He sat quietly at the island as I chopped the vegetables and cooked the meat. Once everything was mixed I stirred it as to make sure everything was mixed perfectly. I felt Edwards's arms snake around my waist as he pressed his lips to my shoulder.
"Try." I said lifting the spoon so that he could taste.
"More garlic." He said
"Good God Edward, if you were a vampire you wouldn't be able to survive. You love garlic too much." I complained shutting off the stove
"Well I think I could manage with other things." He whispered. I felt his nose trail from below my ear down to the crook of my neck. Then he planted small kisses; every once and a while, taking my flesh between his teeth and nibbling seductively. I felt my knees starting to give way beneath me. Edward picked me up, cradling me in his arms and headed for the couch.
"Uh- E-Edward." my voice trembled.
"No, I-I was just thinking, let's go to my room instead." I managed to get out. Edward looked in my eyes like he was searching for something.
"Are you sure?" he asked sincerely. My face flushed but I nodded vigorously. After a moment he brought his lips to mine and then carried me up the stairs. When we got to the top of the stairs I wiggled out of his arms and once I was on my feet I turned him so that he was up against the wall.
His hands went to my waist as I kissed trails up his neck. I felt him shudder as a gasp escaped his lips. He flipped around and walked me backwards towards my room until my back hit the door. I was pinned as he brought his lips to mine. At first the kiss was cautious but then grew urgent. Our lips moved against each other while I tangled my hands in his hair. One of his hands was behind my neck tilting my head upwards, while the other was in the small of my back, pulling me as close to him as was humanly possible. His tongue whipped at my bottom lip. Within a second I opened my mouth. I loved his taste, it was so sweet and delicious it always left me wanting more.
I let my hands loose from his neck and I dragged them slowly down to his stomach. I stuck my hands under his shirt and slowly pulled up his shirt. He let go of me completely except for his lips. They still captured mine as he pulled his arms out of his sleeves. Quickly he pulled away to take his shirt off completely. Then rushed back into the kiss. His one hand opened the door while the other was around my back up my shirt slightly. He walked us into the room as he lightly dragged his fingers across my stomach causing my toes to curl and my breath to hitch.
"Breathe, Bella he whispered as he placed his forehead on mine. I took in a breath and then went in to kiss him. He moved back further till I felt the bed nudge the back of my legs. He stopped to pull away, looking deeply in my eyes.
"Isabella, Are you 100 sure this is what you want. I don't want you do feel forced, and I don't want you to have the possibilities of any regrets."
"Edward, I am 100 sure. And I-I love you, there is no possible way I could regret this." Edwards face sparked. A wide grin embedded itself on his face.
"You- you love me?" he asked looking deeply in my eyes.
This may be strange for a couple that have been together for about a year; but I have never told him that I loved him. He told me he loved me once, but I never said it back. So he just stopped saying it. I really don't know why I had never told him that I loved him before, but now I was sure that I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. My angel.
I blushed and just nodded my head.
"I want to hear it, say it again."
"I love you…"
"Again…" he urged taking my face in his hands.
"I love you so much…"
"Again…" he whispered, his eyes glowing with delight
"Edward Anthony Masen, I love you with all my heart, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you!" I shouted. I felt a tear drip down my face. Edward kissed down my cheek where the tear had rolled.
"Isabella, Thank you. My Isabella Marie Masen." He breathed against my face pulling me into a tight hug with only one arm. I felt warmth with the last name. With the other he reached in his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet box. He sat me on the bed as he crouch down in front of me.
" I had bought this with the intention of giving it to you one day, then I decided to give it to you for your birthday. But now, after you uttered those words, I can give it to you how I intended it." He opened the box and I felt my heart stop beating. Inside was a ring. It was white gold with gold design through the ring. A small heart shaped diamond was placed in the center with two smaller emeralds on the sides and then an even smaller topaz jewel on the out side. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.
" I also got this," he held up a white gold chain "so that if you don't want Renee to question you, you can wear it around your neck." I stared at him. my face burning as I waited for him to continue.
"I know we are only sixteen, but I love you so much and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. And I don't care if we run off tomorrow to Las Vegas, or if we wait until we graduate, I just know I want to be with you always. Bella, will you be with me forever, Be mine forever for all eternity. No matter what?" he waited for my answer but I couldn't speak. Instead I nodded my head while tears rolled down my face. Edward placed the ring on my ring finger and set the chair in the box now on my nightstand.
Quickly I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him to me so that he was lying on top of me. His hands and lips roaming everywhere they wanted and mine freely doing the same.
"Morning." A warm voice awoke me. I opened my eyes to see Edward looking down at me. He was propped up on his elbow, his bare chest exposed. I snuggled up close to him to feel him on every inch of my body again. I laid small kisses on his chest.
"Morning'" I said back as he shivered.
"My dear sweet Bella, does that mean your ready for round two?"
"Round five actually. But maybe." I flushed up at him. He planted a kiss on the top of my head, inhaling.
"What?" I asked as he got up from the bed with a sheet around his waist. He walked over to his bag, which was now in my room.
"I don't think roses suit you best Isabella."
I looked at him confused but as soon as I saw what he pulled out of his bad I knew. In his hand he held Strawberry shampoo.
"Mmm your right, Strawberry is better." I said flipping onto my back. I felt weight on the bed and then on me. Edward was straddling my waist kissing my collarbone
"How about you go have a shower while I make you breakfast." He said as he leaned in to kiss me
"How about, I have my breakfast in the shower I said seductively as I bit his bottom lip."
"Mmm I love that idea Mrs. Masen."
"As do I Mr. Masen."
The weekend went by like that. And it was now Sunday evening about ten. Mom and Phil would be coming home around midnight. Also Edwards's parents were expecting him home.
"See you tomorrow morning?"
"Of course." Edward murmured against my lips.
"Call me when you get home." He reluctantly left the house and I watched him till he reached around the corner.
I slowly walked upstairs and fell onto my bed; the phone beside me so that I could answer it as soon as he called. I closed my eyes and breathed into the pillow. Edward's scent enveloped my bed. It wasn't of cologne or any distinctive manly smell that would tip my parents off; it was just his Amazing sweet luscious smell. I inhaled deeply until dark overcame me.
I awoke to the sound of the phone ringing and the door opening downstairs. My parents were home. I quickly answered the phone.
"Edward? Hello?" I called looking at the time. It was about one in the morning that was strange; Edward should have called long before now.
I heard sobbing on the other end.
"Mrs. Masen? What's wrong?" I shot up quickly. My heart started pounding.
"Have you heard from Edward?"
"Last time I saw him was at ten. He stopped by after his trip and he left at ten, why what happened?"
"He still isn't home, he hasn't called. We have people out looking but…" she trailed off and started crying louder. I dropped the phone not bothering to hang it up and pulled on my sweater. I could hear Edward Senior shouting my name into the phone but I didn't care.
I took off tripping down the stairs.
"Bella you're awake how was your- where are you going?"
"Edward's missing!" I shouted as I ran you the door. I could hear my parents calling after me, there footsteps behind me, but I could only concentrate on the drumming in my ears.
"EDWARD!" I screamed. I could hear cop cars in the near distance. I turned a few corners, following the route that he usually would have taken home from my place. After about ten minutes of running with my eyes blurry I tripped over something and landed in wetness.
"Bella! Bella wait!" I heard my mom scream I looked over to her and she stopped dead in her tracks as I wiped the tears from my eyes.
"Oh my God," escaped her lips.
I looked at what I tripped over. It was Edward's bags and I had fallen in a pool of his blood, Edward nowhere to be found.