Time Written: Between 2:15 and 3:45, August 24th, 2007

Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I own nothing that I write about here. Stephenie Meyer is my writing idol, and these lovely characters are of her sole creation.

A Human Heart


The whisper broke the silence of the dark night in Edward's room. Bella lifted her head from the cold thigh it rested on.

"Yeah, Edward?"

Edward's face was troubled. He thought for several moments before he spoke again.

"How does it feel?" His voice was pained, and it worried Bella. She sat up fully on his couch now, looking into his eyes. They were anxious.

"How does what feel?"

He thought for several more moments. "Loving with a human heart."

Bella blanched. What on Earth was he talking about? "Why do you ask?"

It seemed to physically pain him to answer this time. "I never have. I've never loved anyone but you, Bella. Never has a human. How does it feel?"

Bella was confused, to say the least. "I...I really don't know how to explain. It's love, Edward."

"That's not good enough!" He was slightly frantic now, as though this question had been bothering him for some time. Bella recoiled from his outburst. He immediately calmed. "I'm sorry, love. Just...just try? Please?"

She could tell it was important to him, so she thought for a minute or two. "Well...I forget." Edward growled lowly.

"No, no, not like that. I mean, you make me forget. I forget the world when we're together. There's no one but us. No good, no bad. No Volturi, no vampires, no werewolves, no humans. Nothing. only you and me. And it doesn't even matter that you can't read my thoughts, because there aren't any. When I'm with you, I forget how to think. How to walk, how to speak, how to eat, how to drink. You make me forget how to breathe, Edward."

After a few moments, he wrapped his arms around her and held her tightly to his chest. "Is that really how it feels?"

"Well...yeah. Why did you ask me that, Edward?"

"Because I wanted to know if you were right."

"Right? About what?"

"That I may be a monster, but I was a human, and I still love like one." Bella smiled and held him close. She spoke after several minutes.

"Was I right?" Edward smiled softly and buried his face in her hair.

"Yes, love. You were."

My first ever Twilight fanfiction. Commentary would be lovely, please!