Author: Jayeliwood PM
Edward was too late in Port Angeles and now both of them have to deal with it. Bella seems fine but is she really?And what will result from that night? This story contains dark themes, you've been warned! EPOV, slightly AU and OOC just in case.Rated: Fiction M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 45 - Words: 122,404 - Reviews: 2,442 - Favs: 1,055 - Follows: 409 - Updated: 06-13-08 - Published: 05-07-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4241900
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Okay this story is a lot darker then I've ever done. So here is my warning:There is rape in here! It may be a bit gory but I didn't focus too much on it .( I don't think it's that bad) It's more about Edward's reaction to it and Bella's reaction to Edward. This story will be entirely in EPOV. Also I wanted to say that yes, I know Bella won't be that calm if she's been raped. Please don't send me a ton of reviewings stating that. That part is coming up and you'll see. She isn't happy go lucky afterwards at all. You'll learn more about how Bella feels about it in the next few chapters and how she reacts to her feelings. Also, I want to say I'm pretty sure they're going to be alittle ooc. I don't think they're completely off though. You let me know.
Okay I had to do this because everyone does: Duh, I don't know twilight.
One final warning: It's not fluffy. Okay go on and tell me what you think.
I could hear their thoughts loud and clear. They were going to kill her. I searched frantically through the tiny town of Port Angeles.
"God she feels good..."
"Can't for my turn..."
"I'd wish he'd finish so I could get a crack at her."
"God, look at that bitch's eyes. She's pissed..."
I roared in fury. Bella's scent was getting stronger but it was mixed with the scents of four others. I finally turned a corner and there she was, pinned to the ground. Her pants were around her ankles; her panties were torn to shreds. I stomped on the brake so hard the Volvo bucked. I was out within a split second, starring at the men that were raping Bella.
The strong scent of her blood lingered in the air but it wasn't sweet. It was dirty, tainted. I growled furiously at the watching men. Two of them pulled out knives.
I snapped both their necks in a matter of seconds. The knives fell to the cement with a satisfying thud. I pulled the dirty dark haired man off of Bella next, a new rage coming over me. I ripped his head off completely. The last man stood in front of me, frightened and shaking.
"Don't kill me..." he screamed, his voice shaking with fear.
"Sorry, but you can't be allowed to live."I grabbed his skull between my palms, I crushed it completely.
Their blood filled my senses but I was too frightened to crave it. It was like nothing I felt before. I dropped to my knees besides Bella. Her eyes were wide and she was shaking.
"Bella. Bella... answer me. Bella" I demanded.
"Edward..." She whispered my name, before her eyes fluttered shut. Thank god she passed out. I pulled up her jeans and scooped her up into my arms. There were tiny cuts all over her skin, the blood was not as overwhelming as I expected. My determination to get her to the hospital was stronger than my lust. I had to get her to Carlisle. I placed her in the car and went to hide the bodies. I disposed of them in a dumpster. I would enjoy burning their corpses later.
I enjoy driving fast but I had never sped like this before. In less than 12 minutes we were parked in front of hospital. I didn't care who saw, but I ran to the other side of the car at full speed. I couldn't smell anyone else around. Good, that would make this easier.
I scooped her into my arms again, holding her tightly to me. I ran at a more human speed into the emergency room. There was no one in there but a nurse. I kicked open the doors and began my trek to an open room, the nurse rush beside me.
"What are you doing?" Her angry gaze turned to horror when she looked at the limp girl in my arms. "What happened?"
"Go get my father! Go get Dr. Cullen now!" The nurse stopped dead for a moment. "NOW!"
She turned and nodded. She ran back to her station. She grabbed the phone and pressed the receiver to her quivering lips.
"Paging Dr. Cullen to the E.R, paging Dr. Cullen to the E.R."
I laid her down in the in the first room I found. Bella's breathing was slow and deep. I checked her pulse; it was slow but not bad considering she had blacked out. I began to check the small gashes on her skin. I went to the cabinet, grabbing a wash cloth. I ran it under warm water then rung it out.
I started on her face first. She was going to have a black eye; I could see the bruising forming under her skin. I wiped some of the dirt off her cheek. I leaned in slowly, and pressed my lips to her forehead.
"What happened?" Carlisle's thoughts were too swift for me to really pick up.
"I followed her to Port Angeles. I lost her. I was so stupid. I should have been paying better attention. Those men... they..."
Carlisle's eyes went wide with horror. 'She was raped?'
I simply nodded, not wanting to say the word. 'She's bleeding. Is it not bothering you?' He thought directly at me.
I shook my head. I couldn't feel anything besides sadness and anger. I loved this girl and I failed protecting her.
I raised the towel to her cheek, going to wipe away her dried tears. "Stop, we need the nurse to bring out the rape kit. Then we can get her cleaned up." My hand dropped away.
"I'm not leaving her."
"I know..." he sighed. 'What needs to be done?'
"Four bodies in a dumpster in Port Angeles, it's in an alley way. " I whispered so softly only he would be able to hear.
My phone buzzed in my pocket. I looked at the caller ID. Alice. Why hadn't Alice seen this?
"What?" I hissed.
"I'll take care of it. We're heading there now. I'm so sorry, Edward." Alice whispered softly. I felt horrible as quickly as I had gotten angry.
"Thank you, Alice."
"I'm so, so sorry." She whispered before she hung up. I placed the phone back in my pocket. I gripped Bella's hand and kissed it.
"We have to call her father." Carlisle spoke softly. "I'll wait until she wakes though before everything. We need to know what she saw." He continued in his mind. 'Did you do it front of her?'
I simply nodded.
'How many exactly?'
I raised my fingers, lifting four.
'Did she see?'
"Find out what she knows; tell me when she's ready. Okay?" He patted my shoulder before leaving.
I knelt beside her bed, holding her hand in mine. My chin rested against the mattress. Her fingers were less than an inch from my nose. I breathed in her scent. She was so delicious but I had no desire for her blood. I was simply too horrified by what those men did to her. After destroying the monsters that hurt her, the monster in my head was no problem.
"Edward..." Her eyes began to rise. One eye couldn't open as much.
"Bella? Are you okay?" It was a stupid question but it came out before I could think about it.
"I don't know..." she whispered. She looked at her tiny hand in mine and squeezed my fingers. I smiled at this action.
I looked up at her, surprised. "For what?"
"For saving my life…again." She squeezed my hand again. I wondered if my freakishly cold skin was bothering her.
"What do you remember?" I whispered, looking directly into her perfect brown eyes.
"Thank you," she whispered again. I pressed my lips to her hand. She smiled.
"I'm so sorry."
"You're my hero." She said with a slight smile. "Don't be sorry. I won't say anything about what you did. Don't worry. I'll just say I remember the men then I passed out. I woke up when you found me and then passed again. I woke up here. Is that alright?"
"That's fine, Bella." I brought her hand to my nose, pressing it gently to my lips. She smiled. I couldn't help but smile back. I stiffened when I remember what they needed to do. "They're going to check you for evidence."
"I know." she whispered. "My dad's a cop. Remember?"
"Aw, yes, of course."
"It's alright. I'll be fine. Don't worry." Her head laid back against the pillow.
"You are being awfully calm about this."
"I feel safe around you," she whispered, her eyes closing. I knew she wasn't blacking out again.
Mere hours ago I would have been horrified by this. I should have been now. I was much a monster as those men. But was I really? I would have never done that to Bella. I would never hurt her. She was safe with me. I loved her too much to hurt her.
"I will keep you safe." I whispered.
"Thank you, Edward."
Carlisle nearly had to drag me out of the room when the nurse came in. I wanted to hold Bella in my arms to make sure she was fine. I stood outside of the door, listening to the nurse speak to her. I could hear the tears roll down her cheeks, even through the door. I took all the strength I had not to run in there.
I heard Charlie's thoughts before I saw them. 'Oh my god, oh my god, oh my Isabella. Oh my poor baby. Oh my god.'
The moment he saw me leaning next to the door he stiffened. I straighten up. "Chief Swan."
"You're the Cullen kid? You're the one that found Bella?" His voice was weak.
"Yes, sir." I couldn't meet his eyes.
"Thank you" he whispered. "What happened?"
"I got turned around in Port Angeles. I was just driving around... and then I saw the men around her. They stopped when they saw my car. I guess they ran off." I said the lies easily, but they were mixed with truth. "I saw Bella, lying on the ground. She was shaking and bloody. I've never been that scared in my life. I got her to the hospital as fast as I could. If she'd died..." The words came sputtering out.
I took Charlie by surprise and he put a hand on my shoulder. "Are you alright?" I nodded quickly and turned away. I've never done this before. I'd never felt this flood of emotion.
"Um, they're doing some sort of kit. They should be almost done." I said, still facing away from him.
"Yeah I know..." He said quietly, but I could hear his mind. "Wonder why he was up there..."
I decided this was a good time to do a little damage control. I took in a deep breath. "All I wanted to do is get a book. Then I got lost... If I hadn't they might of..." I trailed off.. I wish I could have found her sooner." I whispered softly.
"Edward, you sound like you care a lot about Bella." He put his hand back on my shoulder.
"She's a wonderful girl. We're lab partners. I couldn't ask for a better one. I don't know what I would do if I went back to school tomorrow and she didn't come back." All of it was true.
'He sounds like he's in love with her,' he thought. He wasn't wrong but it was stronger than that. Just then the nurse came out, holding several things. Bags, cups, jars, and vials full of her blood.
"Are you the man I talked to on the phone?" She looked at Charlie.
"Yeah." He stated simply.
"She was pretty badly cut up. She's going to have some severe bruising. We were able to get quite a few samples. She doesn't have any broken bones or internal bleeding. We'd like to keep her over night, on suicide watch. We're going to send a counselor in after Dr. Cullen gets done with her. Don't worry she'll be okay, Chief Swan."
"Thank you" He muttered. 'Oh my god Oh my god oh my god.'
She started to walk away but stopped. "Oh, she said if you were still here Edward, she wanted to see you." She said over her shoulder.
I nodded, and the chief looked at me confused. I shrugged, crossing my arms as I walked in. He followed behind.
"Hey kiddo..." He started but stopped. Bella's eye was almost completely swollen shut. There were various cuts all over her body, some deeper than others, but they were all exposed now because of the hospital gown she was in. Finally the words that repeated in his head were said out loud. "Oh my god."
"Oh sweetheart. I'm so sorry." He began to cry.
"It's okay, don't cry Dad. I'll be alright." She muttered, blushing slightly.
"We'll put the bastards that did this to you to justice. You hear me?"
"I have no doubt, Dad." Her eyes looked over at me. I smiled at her slightly.
I was so glad at that moment my father decided to walk in. I'm sure he was listening. He came in carrying a tray of things.
"Alright Bella, you have several cuts that need stitches. Don't worry, I'll numb all the areas and you won't feel a thing." He picked up a small needle. Bella's eyes glazed over and then turned her head to me.
Both fathers looked at me. I knelt beside the bed and held her hand gently in mine. "Don't worry about the needle. Just look at me. It'll be okay, I promise. I'll protect you." I whispered. She smiled but her face quickly scrunched as the pinch of the needle injected several spots over her body. She whimpered as the needle pushed into her cheek. I hushed her gently.
'The injection sites are bleeding. Do you need to leave?' Carlisle thought directly at me.
"It's okay; I'll be here for you." I whispered to Bella, but I answered my father at the same time.
"Stay with me." She whispered, small tears tracing down her cheeks.
"Bells, I'm not sure that's a good idea. I'm sure Edward's tired and he's hasn't had the best of days either." Charlie muttered. I could tell he wasn't comfortable with me being there, but I could also see if Bella pushed it, she'd get her way.
"I will stay as long as you want me too."
"Stay." Bella insisted.
Charlie sighed and sat in a chair across the room. His thoughts returned to the "Oh my god" chant.
Carlisle's hands were swift and gentle. I was amazed how quickly he sewed her skin. Her eyes never left mine while he worked. Every once in a while she'd bite her lip during a tug of the needle.
'Do you really love this girl?' Carlisle thought.
I simply nodded. He smiled at me slightly. 'She's a sweet girl I can tell. As long as your happy, son.' With that he finished.
"Thanks dad." I smiled at him. Bella finally turned and looked over at him. She smiled slightly but one of the corners of her mouth couldn't turn up completely because of her numb cheek.
"Bella, I'm going to give you some pain medication, just a low dosage to help with the bruising. I also wanted to offer you the option of sleeping medication." He placed a hand on hers.
"I'll take the pain medication, but no sleeping pills please." She looked at Carlisle and he nodded slowly.
"Please call the nurse if you change your mind. I'm going to keep you over night and in the morning someone's going to come talk to you. "
"Thank you, Dr. Cullen." She turned her eyes towards mine again.
"Daddy, can you do something for me?" She lifted her head slightly.
"Anything you need kiddo." He instantly lifted himself from the chair and walked over to her.
"I'm really hungry. Can you go get me some Burger king?" She smiled one corner of her mouth higher than the other.
He laughed, and took a deep breath. He looked at his watch; it was 9 o'clock, so they should still be open. "Yeah okay, what do you want?"
"I want a whopper with cheese and extra pickles, light mayo and ketchup. I want the biggest thing of fries you can get your hands on. I also want a chocolate milk shake. Don't forget the ketchup packets, please."
He snorted, "Maybe I should write this down." He quickly jotted down her order on a piece of hospital stationary. He reluctantly looked over to me. "What would you like Edward?"
"Nothing sir, thank you though." I said politely.
"Are you going to be alright Bells?" He folded the piece of paper and put it into his pocket.
"Yeah dad, like I said. I'm just really hungry. Besides, Edward will be here with me." Her gripped tightened for a moment.
"I'll be back soon. I promise." With that he walked out of the room.
"I've never seen you eat that much." I said with a slight smile.
"I've never seen you eat at all." she whispered. "That should keep him busy for a while." She nodded towards the door.
The nurse came in and interrupted our quiet talk. She handed Bella two white round pills, that I knew as Lortab fives and a pink plastic cup of water. She chugged them down without a fight. After the nurse told her to call her if she needed anything she left, shutting the door behind her with a heavy thud.
"Okay, now that we're alone... What the hell are you?"