Hello all! Here is my very first fanfiction. I am so excited to be getting it out there! I hope you all like it.
So…I pretty much hate the word disclaimer. It is way overused. So I am going to use the word… (Drum Roll Please!)…Foreswear. Doesn't that sound awesome?!
Foreswear: No. I don't own Twilight, New Moon, or Eclipse. I know. Sad.
Summary: Bella becomes paralyzed after an accident that should have killed her. Will Edward's and her relationship survive? (Edward X Bella)
Bella's Point of View
I lay in bed listening to Carlisle having a conversation with Edward.
"She should have died Edward. Be happy that she is still alive." They were talking about me.
"I am happy Carlisle. I am more than happy. It just that…" Edward broke off.
"What Edward? Its just that what?"
"I wish she could walk again. Then I wouldn't have to do everything for her." His words stung.
"Edward!" Carlisle shouted. "How dare you! This isn't her fault."
"I didn't mean it like that Carlisle!" Edward yelled back. "I am perfectly fine doing everything for Bella. I just wish she could walk again so I wouldn't have to. I want her to be able to do it. It breaks my heart to see her lying there, helpless. This isn't fair. It's not fair at all. She is only eighteen."
"You could change her you know?" Carlisle stated.
"And risk her being permanently paralyzed? Never."
"I am not sure if she will stay like she is when changed. But yes. It is a small risk."
"A small risk? That's a huge risk Carlisle. It is one thing to have her be paralyzed as a human, but to have her possibly be paralyzed for the rest of eternity. No. I will not take that chance."
"I understand Edward. Don't you think Bella should be the one to decide though?"
"She has already told me she wants to be changed. I can't risk it though. That is something too huge to risk."
"But it is her life. It is her risk to take." I smiled. At least someone was on my side.
"Look, I need to get back to Bella. We will discuss this later."
I quickly closed my eyes and faked sleep. I didn't realize Edward was in the room with me until I felt a cold hand stroke my cheek.
My eyes opened. "Hi," I said.
"I'm sorry," he whispered. "I didn't mean to wake you."
I smiled. "I was already awake. Don't worry."
"So how are you feeling today?" he asked.
"Fine." That is what I would always say when Edward asked me how I was feeling. And like always, he argued it.
"Only fine huh?"
I smiled. "Okay. I feel lovely."
He smiled my favorite crooked smile and laughed. "So do you want to come downstairs today?'" My answer was always 'no,' but he never failed to ask.
"I am actually tired still. I think I will sleep."
He nodded. "I shouldn't have woken you up."
"I already told you that you didn't wake me up," I said. Edward moved to leave, but I yelled. "Don't leave me."
He smiled. "Okay. I'll lay next to you."
He got next to me and began rubbing my arm. I only knew this because I could see him doing it. Oh how I wish I could still feel his soft caresses.
I fell asleep to Edward humming my lullaby.
I was in my truck with Edward. I had insisted on driving to his house. Of course, I had said the magic word. 'Please.' One simple word and I could get what I wanted. I smiled.
"What are you smiling at?" Edward asked in his sweet, velvet voice.
I turned to look at him. "I was just thinking of you of course."
When I turned back to the road, the car was headed straight for a deer. I screamed and tried to swerve, but it was no use. We slammed into it causing the car to flip about three times before it finally stopped upside down. I was now on my stomach with the top of the car crushing me. I realized that my seatbelt had broken causing me to flip around with the car. That's odd, I thought.
Amazingly, I was still awake. "Bella!" Edward screamed. He broke down his door and got out. He flipped the car right side up and broke down my door.
"Bella, talk to me!" he begged.
"Edward?" I whispered. I was so dizzy and I could feel a cold liquid dripping from my head.
"Yes Bella. I'm right here. I'm going to get you out okay? Just stay with me."
"Okay," I mumbled. Edward left my side for less then a second to 'unwrinkle' the car. I could see the car lifting away from my back, but for some odd reason, I couldn't feel it. Edward came back and carefully placed his hand around my neck. Slowly, he lifted me out of the wreckage and placed me in the nearby grass.
Keeping one firm grip on my neck so I wouldn't move it, he began to examine the rest of me. He pulled out his cell phone and dialed a number.
"Carlisle, Bella is seriously hurt. We just got into a car crash and she isn't looking too good. This is my entire fault. Just please come quickly. Alice should know where we are." He hung up before Carlisle could get a word in edgewise.
"Edward," I whispered. "What do you mean I don't look too good?" I asked.
He was shaking, probably crying in the only way he could. "Bella. I'm so sorry. I should have insisted on driving. I should have grabbed you before we hit the stupid deer. I'm so sorry."
"That isn't what I asked you Edward," I whispered. I could feel myself losing consciousness now.
"Your head is bleeding really badly Bella." He shuddered.
"You don't have to stay with me if it is too hard."
He smiled a broken smile. "It isn't hard Bella. Silly girl."
"What else is wrong with me?" I whispered. What I really wanted to ask was 'why can't I feel my body,' but I kept that one in…for now.
"I don't know yet Bella. Just rest my love. Everything is going to be okay."
I finally decided to ask Edward. "Why can't I feel my body?" I whispered.
He stared at me in shock. "What?"
"I can't…feel…my…body." I could hardly keep my eyes open anymore.
"Bella? Bella! Stay awake Bella. Don't fall asleep!" I couldn't obey him. My eyes closed and I drifted off into nothingness.
I woke up screaming. "No! No!"
Edward was stroking my hair, trying to calm me down.
"Oh Edward," I cried.
"Was it the accident again?" he asked, pain clear on his face.
"Yes," I whispered. "Yes it was."
I really hope you liked it. I'm sorry it is kind of depressing right now, but just hang in there. There will be Edward and Bella "fluff" coming. Don't worry!
Please review for me! That is the only thing I can ask of you. PLEASE! Oh darn. It doesn't work on you like with Edward.
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P.S. – I am 16, so I guess I am mature enough to take flames.