Disclaimers: All recognizable characters belong to Mrs. Meyey, while the song belongs to Queensryche, hope you like it :)

Silent Lucidity

Hush now, don't you cry

Wipe away the teardrop from your eye

You're lying safe in bed

It was all a bad dream

Spinning in your head

Your mind tricked you to feel the pain

Of someone close to you leaving the game of life

So here it is, another chance

Wide awake you face the day

Your dream is over... or has it just begun?

The window opened easily. I slid through the opening, landing gracefully on the other side. Bella never stirred. I gazed at her beautiful face; I couldn't even tell five years had passed since I'd left her, she looked exactly the same. Her hair was the same chocolate brown; her skin the same smooth ivory. Her lips pursed in frustration and she whispered a single word, " Edward." For a second I thought she had awakened, but then I realized she was only dreaming. It pained me to see that after all this time, it was still I that haunted her dreams.

A tear slid down her ghostly face. " Edward, please don't leave me." She murmured. It had taken me ten years to see her again; I wanted to badly to wake her up and tell her, " I'm here." To hold her in my arms and kiss her lips once again. Oh, how I wanted to feel her warm breath on my icy cheek. But I couldn't, I'd left all those years ago to protect her. And in the process I ruined what we had, nothing would even be the same. No one else would ever matter as much to me as Bella did, still does. Isabella Swan was my one true love, forever and for always.

I- will be watching over you

I- am gonna help you see it through

I- will protect you in the night

I- am smiling next to you, in Silent Lucidity

A sudden creak jolted me. I whirled around, my eyes met those of a five year old girl. She stared at me and I at her. I saw her lips open, she was going to talk. " Hey mis-" was all she got out before I was there, my hand covering her mouth. Her eyes opened wide. Bella mumbled incoherently but didn't wake up.

" Don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you. But you have to be very quiet." I whispered. " Okay?" She nodded her head and I took my hand away from her mouth. I pointed towards the hallway and led the little girl outside Bella's room.

" Why were you in my mommy's room?" Mommy. . . I should've known, she smelled exactly like Bella.

" Well. . . Well, what's your name?"

" Bayleen."

" Hi Bayleen. I'm . . . one of mommy's old friends. I was just checking on her, I haven't seen her in a long, long time."

" Oh. . . Are you mommy's angel? She told me she had an angel looking over her. Edmund." I chuckled.

" Edward." Then her words hit me. " Your mommy called me an angel?" She shook her head. " Well, I'm anything but." I whispered. " Wait, what are you doing up so late?" She frowned.

" I had a bad dream."

" Oh, well how about I put you back to bed so mommy can sleep?"

" I guess, seeing as how you're mommy's angel and she trusts you." I smiled and followed her into her room. She climbed into her bed and just sat there. " You're supposed to tuck me in." She stated.

" Oh, sorry." I tucked her in as best as I could and sat beside her bed. She looked at me intently; her warm green eyes inspecting mine.

" You love mommy don't you." She said, taking me aback with surprise. She was smart for her age, another thing she'd gotten from her mother.

" Yes I do." She nodded her head, like she already knew. I brushed away a piece of hair out of her face, her warm face on my cold skin took me back at first.

" You're cold."

" Yeah, sorry about that Bayleen."

" It's okay."

" So. . . What did you have a bad dream about?"

" This bad man was chasing me."

" Oh, well you have nothing to worry about. Your mother will protect you."

" Yeah, I guess." I nodded my head and went to get up but she grabbed my hand. " Will you stay here with me until I fall asleep?" I sat back down.

" Sure." She closed her eyes.

" I see why mommy likes you, you're nice." She yawned.

" Thanks Bayleen. Hey, can you do me a favor?"

" Hmm?" She said sleepily.

" Watch your mother, keep her safe for me okay?"

" Okay Edmund." I smiled. She put her thumb in her mouth and turned to her side, she was beautiful. I hummed a song I hadn't in a while, Bella's lullaby. She fell asleep around twenty minutes later. I brushed away another piece of her hair softly.

I walked out of Bayleen's room and back into Bella's. I knew I could never come back. I leaned over her face, kissing her cheek. " I love you Bella, so much." I whispered. I kissed her again, then I slid back out the window. The dark night surrounded me. I never looked back.

I- will be watching over you

I- am gonna help you see it through

I- will protect you in the night

I- am smiling next to you, in Silent Lucidity

I re-posted this because I changed a few things. Just minor things. So, yeah. Haha. Hopefully it was as good as it was last time ;)