She let out a small whimper of pain. Bella was responding to the venom coursing thru her veins. I looked to Carlisle; he nodded assuring me that everything was going to be okay.

"Edward, we are going to need to get her out of here. Currently we are in an area of the hospital that is being refurbished. But when she starts screaming, people will hear her."

I called Alice on my cell and she agreed to meet us outside. Carlisle would need to get back to work. As I waited for Alice to arrive Bella was murmuring a single phrase over and over again, at first I couldn't make it out.

But it grew clearer 'kill him…kill him…kill him' she was angry, and I only hoped I would be able to help her control that anger once she woke up.

Alice came and I rushed her out to the car. On the drive home Bella's chanting changed to screams of pain. Her eyes flashed open and looked into mine "Please help me! I just want to die. Please just kill me Edward!" When she actually called my name begging for death, I wasn't prepared for how it would make me feel. I had realized she might say something similar but it still was painful to hear.

We got her home, and took her to my room where she would essentially spend the next 3 days in pain and suffering. Throughout the process she would switch from the screaming to the occasional chanting. Eventually both subsided and all was silent. I waited with baited breath as she stretched, and sat up. She looked at me in disbelief, "Edward? Can it really be you?" She reached her hand out to touch my face, to see if I was solid or imaginative. As she touched my cheek her eyes closed and a smile crossed her face. "You're really here Edward. I've missed you so much."

"Bella! I was crazy with worry. Everything is fine, everything is going to be okay now." I said as I kissed her lips. When I did that she jumped up from me and had a scared look in her eyes

"Bella? What is it love? I'm not going to hurt you?"

She had a wild look about her and she was confused. "Edward, please remind me what happened. My mind feels a bit scrambled."

"You were shot Bella. You were in the hospital. The baby-" and I saw her fall to the floor

"My baby died." it wasn't a question but more of a realization

"Yes" was all I could say. I knew that she had been happy about the baby at least in the fact that the three of us would be a family; I had lost that dream as well. But at least I still had her. That damn dog at least didn't take her away from me!

"Edward, I'm sorry I pulled away from you. When you kissed me. I just had a bad thought and I was panicked. But I don't want to feel like that around you. I want to be close to you, like before. Would you hold me Edward?"

I went over and scooped her up in my arms. I put her on the bed and lay down next to her. Holding her close, I was never going to let her go.

"Kiss me Edward." I looked deep into her eyes, and I responded to her request. I slid my tongue over her bottom lip she responded by opening her mouth ever so slightly. I darted my tongue in only to be met by hers. She was kissing me back. It had never been like this before. Before I was always afraid of hurting her. But I had no restraints, nothing to hold me back. I ran my kissed down her neck pausing briefly near her ear, she moaned in reaction to my touch as I began to touch her waist and thighs pulling her closer to me.

Suddenly she was on top of me, she was in control and I saw her pull her shirt off. I looked at her beautiful body and then I saw a row of scars on her side. That damn dog boy had marked her! I tried to not think about it. Bella had suffered torture at his hands; he had taken her by force.

With a knock at the door, Bella jumped off me and ran to the bathroom. I opened the door to see my family, they were anxious to see her. I heard the water running so she must be getting cleaned up "We will be down soon. Bella is taking a shower and after that we'll be down."

"Why don't you go in and help 'clean her up' bro?" Emmett laughed but everyone including me just looked at him in shock

"Do you have any clue what she's had to deal with Emmett? She was a victim of rape, she lost her baby only after being shot and you think it would be funny to do something like that to her?"

"Sorry man! I didn't think."

"Emmett, do you ever?" And with that I closed the door. With another knock at the door, I reached out and took the clothes from Alice. "Thank you Alice!"

"Not a problem! Bring her down soon brother we are all really excited!" She chimed

I knocked on the bathroom door and walked in, "Bella, I'm just putting some clothes for you on the counter. Take your time."

"Thank you Edward." As I left I couldn't help but look at her. I saw the claw marks and I cringed again. When I was out I just sat on my sofa, I couldn't even imagine what she had gone thru. I couldn't protect her, she had needed me and I let her down.

The door to the bathroom was opening and she stepped out, she was perfect. She was brushing her hair out and I crossed over to her. "Here love let me help you with that" I said taking the brush away from her. She sat on the bed and I stood next to her running the brush from the crown of her head down the length of hair. After it was all tangles free she flung her hair forward and shook it sitting back up. I pulled her chin up and kissed her lips.

"I'm feeling a bit thirsty Edward."

"Oh yes of course you would be. Let's go downstairs and see everyone and then we can go hunting."

"Sounds good. Thank you Edward. I love you! So what is on the menu?"

"I love you too! What would you like to hunt my love?"