Chapter 8- It's my life

Later that day, we finally collapsed onto my sofa. I had inadvertently pulled an all-nighter again- I thought I was done with those after I finished school.

"If this goes as well as I think it will, we will be out of here within 24 hours," Edward stated, running his hand over mine for the millionth time that night.

" If this goes as well as I think it will, we could be out of here within 12 hours."

"We could?"

"We could. I want my life back. I want you back. But I actually like doing this. I'm your heroin; this is mine."

"You're not serious, are you Bella? I mean…I'll stay with you, but what about Charlie? What about everything else?"

"It's been a long time since I thought of all that. And I guess no one told you- Charlie died not too soon after I left." At that, I looked down and became instantly absorbed in the patterns on the carpet.

"Oh, Bella. I'm so sorry- I didn't know. I-"

I cut him off. I didn't need another person speaking to me like that.

"It's ok, it was a while ago now."

"We're heading out again, are you coming?" Kahn had poked his head into the room.

"I'd better go," I said to Edward. "You know…Yeah, I'm coming. Got any new toys for me?"

"You know it. Got a new crossbow, if you're interested. And an extra special item for you alone to use."

"But what do I give up? I have no space for a new gun. Unless you can up with a holster to go with it?"

"You know me, can't just stop at the metal. Want the bow, too?"

"I'll take it."

The reply didn't come from me.

Author's note I AM SO SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING! I could come up with excuse after excuse, but none of them would matter much. I hope that I haven't pissed you faithful reviewers off too much. I am planning to write as much as I can in the next few days, and post maybe on Tuesday or Thursday. I might, if I get too much home work to do much writing, have to post on Friday. If not, then You'll know that I have writer's block again. This story isn't going to just stop without a fight. I am determined to finish it. Do you guys want another story written by me? I have a bit of a Jake/Bella 5(ish) shot started in my head, so If you want it, let me know. It is completely different from this one, though. More mainstream. I'll finish this one first though. I think there will be about 2-5 more chapters to this one- hopefully coming in at about a week in-between each update. So, once again- I'M SORRY!!! And, review and tell me if you want that new J/B fic posted