All characters belong to Stephenie Meyer

I truly hated math. It was by far my worst subject. I just couldn't seem to understand how everything worked together. I had given up, about five minutes ago, listening to the teacher drone on about conics and decided to stare out the window. It was yet another beautiful day in Forks, very cloudy with the chance of rain. It was lightly misting out. I studied the small raindrops as they formed on the window and slid to the bottom like a small twisting river. My thoughts wandered to Edward, and I wondered what he was doing. I knew he had gym this hour and I longed to see him.

I glanced up from the window after a while and peered at the clock on the wall just above the door, ten more minutes. With a small sigh I returned my attention back to the teacher in hopes that I had not missed his announcement for the homework that night. I would defiantly require tutoring. I smiled slightly knowing who my tutor would be.

The bell rang and I smiled as I hurriedly gathered my things in anticipation to see Edward. Most classes we had together save a few like math and gym. As I left the classroom my smile faded-Edward was not there. I felt a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach as I frantically looked around to no avail.

Disregarding my next class I anxiously made my way to the last place I knew Edward to be-the gym. As I approached the building I noticed an ambulance in the parking lot. Fear ripped through me as I took off running. I had a gut feeling that something had gone terribly wrong.

Just before I reached the gymnasium doors I felt a strong hand on my arm pull me back. I tried to rip my arm free but they were too strong. I angrily turned to see who was holding me back and gasped. Alice was standing by the doors with a worried expression.

"What?" I began to ask, but she cut me off shaking her head as she led me outside.

We walked in silence side by side until we reached my truck. I was so confused. I didn't understand what she was doing. I needed to know where Edward was, and if he was all right.

I was growing impatient as the minutes ticked by, waiting for Alice to explain. Again I opened my mouth to speak, but she silenced me by raising her hand. She was listening very intently, I assume to make sure we were alone.

Finally she sighed. "Bella something happened…with Edward." She began hesitantly.

My face dropped and my heart started to race, as I grew anxious for her to explain. What did she mean something happened with Edward? Where was he? Why was there an ambulance at our school, and what if anything did it have to do with him?

"He lost control Bella." She muttered solemnly.

"He didn't…" I whispered shaking my head. Had Edward broken down and bitten a human? My eyes were wide with fear.

Guessing at what I meant Alice shook her head. "Not that control. He attacked someone in class. That's why the ambulance is here."

I frowned. "What do you mean attacked?"

"It was Mike." She explained speaking so fast it was hard to keep up. "He kept thinking things about you…awful things…and he was saying things about you that just were not true…" She trailed off narrowing her eyes. Her tone had turned to ice. "Edward heard him in the locker room and warned him to stay away from you, then left."

I still didn't understand. Mike had thought inappropriately about me before, why was this different? If Edward had left then when had he attacked Mike, and why?

"The things he was planning…" She growled shaking her head swiftly back and forth as if trying to dispel the thoughts from her mind. She turned to me then with pleading eyes. "I saw what was going to happen and I went as soon as I could to warn Edward. I told him what I had seen Mike doing so he could keep an eye on you, but he lost it. He hurt him Bella, bad." She finished gravely.

"How bad? Is he going to be ok?" I asked my voice barely above a whisper.

She nodded her head. "Yes. He looks like he's been in a car accident, but he will survive." She added almost grudgingly.

"Where's Edward now?"

She looked at me for a long time before answering. "He ran as soon as he regained his senses. He's pretty upset with himself right now."

"Alice where is he?" I demanded. I needed to see him. I needed to make sure he was ok.

"Bella I don't know if it's such a good idea for you to go to him right now. He's in rough shape." She said hesitantly.

"He needs me Alice. I have to go to him. Where is he?" I asked again this time infusing as much authority as I could in my voice.

She sighed, "He's home."

I opened the door to my truck without hesitation and climbed in. I threw Alice a grateful look as I pulled out of the parking lot. I pushed my truck as fast as it would go as I made my way to Edward's house. My mind raced as I tried to imagine just what he had done to Mike. What had he been thinking? What exactly made Edward lose control like that? I wondered if he would see me, or send me away. I would be there for him no matter what. I would have to be more stubborn then him and not let him push me away. I would have to keep control of my emotions and support him for a change in his hour of need. No matter what, I would let him know that I loved him. I tried not to focus on how he must be feeling knowing that he was tearing himself up right then. He hated being weak. He must think himself a monster.

I pulled up to the big white house just then. It looked vacant. I parked my truck out back and slowly made my way to the house. Hesitantly I opened the front door, greeted by no one, and made my way up the stairs. I was sure that Edward knew I was there. He would have heard my truck approach if not smelt my scent. I reached his door and took a deep breath before I carefully opened his door. He was sitting in the far corner of his room with his head resting on his knees. He was completely still. The room was dark. Small amounts of light escaped in through the window casting shadows on the floor.

Slowly I made my way into the room and shut the door behind me. "Edward?" I whispered. He didn't move. I continued to walk over to him slowly, hesitantly. Once I reached him I sank down to my knees and raised my hand to place it on his back.

"Go away." He replied with no emotion in his voice.

My hand froze in the air. My eyes grew wide with hurt at his tone. I quickly blinked my eyes several times. I had to be stronger. I couldn't let him push me away.

I sat back crossing my legs in front of me staring at the one I loved. "Edward." I began again wanting to reach out to him and comfort him.

"I said go away." There was a strange note in his tone. I could tell he was on the edge of his self-control but I didn't care.

"I'm not leaving." I said simply. I would sit here forever if necessary. I would be here when he was ready to talk.