Preface

"ARE YOU OKAY?"

The words rung through my mind like wind chimes. So beautiful. I knew who these vocal chimes belonged to. How I longed to open my eyes and reply to his question, but it was impossible. My body was frozen in place, or at least that's what it felt like. Yet the coldness was something I could appreciate against the bumps and bruises that covered my body. My broken leg was still injured, but only slightly; it had been bound to suppress some of the pain.

Right now, I had no recollection of time. I only knew it was going by faster now. My head was spinning with thoughts as well as pondering over what I thought was coming. Death? Or maybe I was dead? But, wouldn't the pain in my leg already be gone? I had been thinking back on the events that had occurred tonight, but every time I thought of what my parents had done to put me in this spot, a gentle touch, or chiming voice would interrupt me, like before.

"Are you okay?"

The voice asked again and once more I wanted to look; to speak. But since that was impossible, I thought of the answer in my mind. That would be better than just ignoring the question all together…

Right?

Yes...I'm fine. I lied.

A small laugh escaped his lips. "You're a horrid liar...Do you know who you are?"

Had he heard me? Only one way to find out.

Julia Frost.

"That's right, do you know who I am?"

Of course. You're Edward Cullen.

"That's right." He wasnow over me, whispering into my ear. "I'm Edward Anthony Masen Cullen, pleasure to save you Miss Julia Cullen Frost."