All this belongs to Stephenie Meyer.
"Do you want go talk to Charlie now?" I ask,looking over at her in the passenger seat. This all was too much for her. Right now,she looked almost as pale me. She looked up at me and bit her lip nervously.

"Do you think I could? Do you think he won't notice anything?" Her nervous espression matched her voice. I gripped the steering wheel tighter,mentally cursing Mike and those lot that did this too her. I flashed her the smile I knew she loved,but my heart wasn't in it.

"I'm sure everything will turn out fine." I respond,glancing up briefly as we turned on the the concealed drive leading to our home. We'd have to wait a while to go over,becasue he'd be at work right now. I pulled in onto the gravel drive and quickly slid out of the car and circled over the Bella's door. I opened it and helped her out of the car and led her towards the house.

I was only too aware of how badly shaken she was as we stepped into the living room. Even now,she was clingling to my body.

"Would you like to lie down,Bella?" I asked motioning towards the stairs. She shook her head once and looked up at me.

"I don't want to sleep. If I do,I'll have nightmares about what happened. Please don't make me sleep Edward." Her voice started out steady,but quickly degraded into a pleading tone. Again I cursed Mike and the ones who did this too her.

"Of course not,my dear." I said softly as I led her over to the couch. I sat down and she quickly followed suit,her hands already wrapping around my arm.

"Do you want to watch TV?" I asked,already picking up the remote. She nodded and I turned the TV on. We were greeted by a Monster Truck driving over a row of cars with generic rock music playing in the background. Bells's eyebrow arched in confusion as I hurried to change the channel.

"What would you like to watch?" I asked hastily,casting glances at the stairs to see if Carlisle or Esme would come downstairs.

Would you mind turning that down?

Carlisles thoughts echoed through my head as I flicked through the channels. I winced as I turned down the TV

"Wait,how about this?" Bella asked as I reached Animal Planet. I smiled at her and looked back at the television. The first thing I saw was a man running through the desert with a tiger following close behind him. I blinked in confusion but said nothing. I pressed the info button and saw that this clip was part of a marathon that ran untill three. It would serve as distraction until three.


"Bella?" I asked her as I gently nudge her shoulder. She had fallen asleep and was leaning heavily against my arm. She blinked a few times and sat up,rubbing the sleep out of her eyes. She looked around in confusion befroe realizing where she was. She didn't look as if she had a nightmare.

"What time is it?" She asked while yawning. She looked down at her wrist then paused,as if remebering she wasn''t wearing a watch.

"It's almost three. We need to go over and pick up Alice." I explained as I helped her up from the sofa.

"And Charlie." She added in a small voice. I nodded and led her out to the car. After holding the door open for her,I walked around to the driver's side and got it. I turned around and sped down the road towards the school. Alice was already waiting out front when they pulled up. She quickly opened the door and slid inside.

"What happened to you two? Lunch was so boring." She complained until she saw Bella,witch abruptly brought her sentance to a halt.

"Oh Bella." She said softly as she frowned.

She looks even worse then before. What happened?

Alice thought as she looked over at me. She looked almost as worried as I did before.

"Later." I said softly as we parked in front of Bella's house. I looked over at Bella and frowned. She was shaking slightly and her pulse was racing.

"Alice,would you take the car back home? I'm going to stay here with Bella. Unless you'd like to stay too." I said as turned back towards her.

"What do you want me to do Bella?" She asked,her eyes flashing in turn to Bella.

Bella shrugged. "You can stay if you want." She said softly,her eyes still staring straight ahead.

"It looks like I'm staying then." Alice said with a forced smile. Me and Alice were out first and I hurried over to Bella's door and help her out. We walked up towards the door,Bella clinging to my arm and Alice trying to make small talk with her. Bella fumbled with the key until it fell from her hand and towards the concrete. Alice's hand flashed out and grabbed it at the last second. She smiled and unlocked the door. We all walked inside and Alice sat down in the kitchen and began to read the paper as I took Bella into the living room.

"Charlie will be here in 5,4,3,2..." Alice intoned from the kitchen and true to her words,Charlie stepped inside a second later.

"Hey Alice! Where's Bella,and your brother?" Charlie said Alice and Bella's in a normal tone,but when he spoke of me his voice became cold.

Maybe he's not here?

He thought happily until I called out.

"In here,sir." I called out. A few seconds later,he poked his head in the room and frowned when he saw Bella.

"Something wrong,Bells?" He asked as he stepped into the room and walked towards us sitting on the couch.

"I'm fine dad." Bella said in a falsly happy tone. Charlie saw through her false smile and a expression of worry appeared on his face,then anger.

"Did you do something to her?!" He said in a loud voice while pointng at me. I calmly shook my head and said nothing.

"Bella,did he do anything to you? Did he hurt you?" He thundered. Alice appeared in the doorway but said nothing.

"Dad,we need to talk." Bella said shakily.