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Bella POV

Something soft yet incredibly comforting touched my closed eyelid. I could feel his cold, sweet breath tickle my neck. I fought to keep my breathing even and my eyes shut. A traitor smile crossed my lips as I turned to face him.

"You can't fool me," he whispered.

I reluctantly opened my eyes and faced an angel with a smirk on his lips.

"Good morning," I murmered, still trying to keep my eyes opened.

"I'm to have woken you this early, but I won't be here tomorrow morning. I wanted to enjoy this."

My eyes popped open. He wouldn't be here tomorrow?

"Edward, what do you mean?"

His eyes were cautious. Always cautious with me, afraid to upset me.

"Don't you remember? We're going hunting. We leave tonight and will be away for four days. If you'd rather I stay, I'll-"

"No, no," I said, cutting him off, "I remember. It's just early. Go ahead, you need to hunt."

I touched the purple shadow under his eye and tried to keep a brave face. Four days without Edward was an eternity to me. But I couldn't let him see how it terrified me to be away from him. He needed to hunt and I couldn't keep him from that.

"Are you sure?" he asked.

I sighed, "Edward, that's like asking me if I'm sure I need to eat. I'll be fine. It's just four days, right?"

His cold marble lips pressed gently to my forehead.

"Right," he agreed.

I sat up and stretched my arms above my head.

"So who's staying behind this time?" I asked casually.

Usually it was Esme or Alice that stayed behind and then they would go after Edward returned. As much as I loved Alice, I hoped it would be Esme. Last time Alice stayed she took me on an all day shopping trip to Seattle and practically bought out each boutique we went to. I now owned 62 pairs of designer socks that varied in shades of fusia to pearl to mystic characol. I still wear my plain white socks just to upset her.

"That we will find out today. There seems to be a controversy over who is staying," he admitted, furrowing his brow.

I reached up and smoothed the polished wrinkles from his forehead.

"Why? No one wants to stay with me?"

I tried to sound nonchalant, but the hurt still colored my tone. Of course they were all sick of staying behind with boring, clumsy Bella.

Edward noticed the change in tone and immediatly enveloped me in his arms.

"No, not like that. Never. They all love you. They're fighting on who gets to stay with you."

I sighed with relief.

"Well, what's the problem?"

I heard his teeth gritt together.

"Emmett wants to stay and "bond" with you," he muttered, the acid strong in his voice.

"Emmett?" I questioned.

I could tell Edward didn't like Emmett staying with me and I knew why. Who knows what Emmett would make me do or tease me about.


I know this first chapter is very short, but I promise they will get longer once the story gets started. But, what do you think?