Chapter Eight: Acceptance

"Edward?" I asked again.

He was silent before he finally whispered, "Bella?"

I bit my tongue at the sound of his voice. Even over a cell phone, it was still perfect.

"Yeah." I whispered.

"Bella, I'm so sorry for running-"

"No Edward. I want you to tell me this in person. Please…" I whispered, cutting him off.

"Of course Bella. Of course. I'll be there soon." He said.

"Okay." I said softly. Neither of us hung up.

"Bella…I don't want to hang up. Is that okay?" He asked softly.

"Sure. But what if you loose signal?" I asked. I knew it wouldn't happen. Their phones never lost signal.

He chuckled. "Silly Bella, I won't." I nodded.

He was silent for a while, and I sat on the couch, worrying the hem of my shirt.

"Im on the plane now. I have to turn off the phone. I'll be landing in a few hours." He said.

I sighed. "Okay." I said. He hung up, and so did I. I handed Jasper his phone, and he smiled at me.

"I told you, didn't I?" He asked I nodded.

"Yeah." I said, although I wasn't smiling.

Esme and Carlisle cam back then, and Carlisle looked at me sadly.

"Bella…" He said. I sighed.

"Edward called. He's coming here. He's on the plane. He'll be here in a few hours." I said. They nodded.

"That's good." Esme said. It was more of a question than a statement. I nodded.

"Yeah. I guess it is." I said softly.

I sighed and wondered what the hell I would do for the next few hours…


I looked at the clock. Three hours had passed. Edward would arrive any minute.

I was sitting alone in the living room. I had just ended up hunting or the last few hours. I had killed two deer. My thirst was satisfied, at least for now.

I heard the door open, and then I caught his scent. He closed the door and came forward slowly. I turned to look at him.

"Bella!" He cried, and ran to me. He caught me in his arms, and hugged me tightly.

"Oh Bella…I'm so sorry….I shouldn't have run…it just surprised me….Bella…." He said against me hair as he held me.

"It's okay Edward." I said. He took my face into his hands and looked me in the eyes.

"Bella, I love you so much. No matter what. I hope you know that." He said. I nodded.

"Of course I know that. And I love you too." I said. He smiled my favorite crooked smile and kissed me. It was gentle at first, like when I was still human, but then it became more passionate. But he was still restraining himself. He didn't want to hurt me.

"Edward, you can't hurt me now." I whispered after he broke the kiss.

He smiled again. "I know." And then he kissed me even more passionately. I kissed him back with as much passion and urgency.

He was leaning forward, gently pushing me back onto the couch, when the front door burst open.

"Bella! Edward!" Alice called from eth door. We jumped apart.

"Alice!" We both said as we looked at her. She was beaming.

"I knew you guys would get back together!" She said. Just then, Jasper came into the room.

"Jasper!" Alice said, completely forgetting us.

I laughed with Edward as they left the room, and he looked at me and smiled.

I smiled back.

"See, being a vampire isn't all bad." I said. He laughed.

"I thought I was supposed to say that!" We laughed again. I finally felt whole. I had Edward with me, and this time, it was for eternity.

THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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