Hey there! Well, here's a one shot that I wrote today. It is pretty weird, but I was inspired to write this because of a bad dream I had. But I only wish there was a super cute, hot vampire there to comfort me! ;) Anyhoo, read and enjoy!
Disclaimer: I don't own it and you know that! Stephenie Meyer does!
(This happens sometime over the summer before Edward and Bella are seniors.)
Nightmare: The Prophecy
"NO!" I cried. "No, no, no!" tears flowed in rivers down my face and drenched the top of my shirt. I lunged at Edward, trying desperately to catch his arm. My efforts were worthless. He was the vampire, and because of it, he had inhuman speed.
"What did you think? That I'd wait around, as you grew old and decrepit, for you to shrivel up and die?" He was angry, sputtering the words as he said them. "Do you actually believe that I love you? That I would stay?"
Again, I lunged. I didn't believe a thing he was saying. How could he not be in love with me, especially after all the times he told me he couldn't not love me, that he couldn't leave even if he wanted to.
"Please, stop. You don't mean that. You don't mean any of it." I was pleading with him, begging him to stop. My entire body was shaking, convulsing with what he was telling me.
No, there was no way I could believe him. After all we'd been through, he couldn't mean it.
He turned around, facing away from me, gripping the sides of his head in frustration. "You don't get it, do you? You're nothing to me. You never were, never will be." He then rubbed his hands across his temples in little circles, trying to soothe the imaginary migraine plaguing him.
"No," I whispered, hugging myself, gripping my own shoulders to keep from screaming. "No, no…"
I couldn't take it any longer. As he struggled with himself, he paid little attention as I cautiously walked up to him. I hated seeing him upset; it tore my heart out. Carefully, I laced my arms around his waist, pulled close, and held tight.
He stilled, not even breathing. Without warning, he whipped around and grabbed my throat, pushing me up against a tree.
"Don't you ever touch me again." He stared into my eyes, his blazing with fury.
I could barely breath, barely think. "I-I'm s-sorry…" I choked out. I couldn't believe what he was doing to me. I kicked helplessly, hoping it would knock some sense into him.
I could feel my lungs slowly giving out, sputtering to get oxygen. "Edward…p-please.." I could barely muster enough energy to tell him just how sorry I was.
Dots began to play across my vision, blurring the dark infuriated orbs staring deep into my eyes. My lungs screamed to be able to breath, but his grip on my throat was tight, constricting my airway to the size of a sewing needle. My head drooped down, and I kicked one last time before I faded.
"Edward…" I sighed as I exhaled for the last time.
His snickering face was looming above me. "Goodbye, Isabella Swan." His tone was sarcastic, mocking my humanity.
Slowly, everything went dull, and all I saw was his face in all its evil…Edward's POV
I had just reached the street when I heard her scream. I rushed to her window and climbed through. What I saw was unexpected.
Bella was sobbing in her sleep, thrashing out at invisible nobodies. She had already knocked her blanket and pillow off the bed, and knocked the majority of the things on her nightstand to the floor.
Instantly, I was next to her on the bed, wiping her tears and softly hushing her. "Shh, you're okay, Bella. Wake up," I gently whispered in her ear. Suddenly, she lashed out at me and screamed again. I caught her arm before it hit me, but it frightened me. She is not a violent person, and never will be.
She collapsed back onto her bed, gasping for air. She clutched at her throat as if she was choking, and her lungs were labored as if she really was. Her lungs wheezed for air, denied having sustenance.
This had to stop.
"Bella?" I shook her, her body lolling back and forth. She wasn't responding, so I shook her more forcefully. "Bella?"
Her eyes flew open, terror emanating from them. Realization hit her and she stared at me.
"Wh-what do you want?" she whispered. She drew the blankets to her chin, as if I was going to hurt her.
Tears were still forming at the corners of her eyes.
"Bella? What's wrong?" I couldn't hide the fear; it was plastered on my face and weaved through my voice.
She saw my worry and fear, then lunged at me, hugging me fiercely. Her arms around my neck were tight, as if she was hanging on for dear life.
"Please, don't ever leave me, Edward. Please…" she sobbed, a new wave of tears sprinkling her face.
"I would never." I promised her again that I would never, could never, leave her, and that I loved her. "Did you have a bad dream?"
I knew the answer, but I wanted to hear what she said.
"Yes," she said as another sob erupted from her chest. "It…was…horrible!" She kept stuttering as her tears flowed endlessly.
"Do you want to talk about it?" Whatever helped her, I was willing to do it.
"No!" she cried, surprised I asked. "Well," she said thinking, "at least, not right now."
I could understand. She just had a traumatic event, even though it was just a dream.
I sat there for hours until she stopped crying, but by then, she was already asleep again. I was just thankful it was a peaceful one this time.
"I love you," I whispered to her, letting her know for the millionth time.
"Mmm…" was the only thing she said after that, even though I knew I wouldn't get an answer.
"Sweet dreams, my angel." I carefully tucked her back into bed and cleaned up her mess, relishing in her beauty. I then sat in the rocking chair awaiting morning to see my beautiful angel awaken.
Well, what did you think? Did you like it? I know, a lot of angst. But what do you expect? Oh, and should I continue? A few loyal reviewers have already asked, but I'm not sure. If you really want me to, I will, because I've already got something thought up if it is demanded of me...lol.
And I must not forget, I need someone to be my beta while my actual beta is on vacation for...ahem...4 more weeks. I'm trying to work on a new fanfic, but need help figuring it out. Thnx! ;)
p.s. Please be a faithful reader and review. I wrote this in 25 minutes and don't know if it is 100 acceptable, so just review!