Disclaimer: I am not Stephenie Meyer and I do not own Twilight, nor the characters.

Summary: Bella is deaf. Edward is a Vampire.

Stays true to Twilight and New Moon! Takes place during Eclipse & Breaking Dawn. In Edward's POV for now. Please READ AND REVIEW or no updates!

The words in ITALIC text are people's thoughts that Edward hears

The words in BOLD text are sign language

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Chapter 1: "Fix You"- Coldplay

When you try your best, but you don't succeed

When you get what you want, but not what you need

When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone, but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below

When you're too in love to let it go

But if you never try you'll never know

Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face

When you lose something you cannot replace

Tears stream down your face

And I…

Tears stream down your face

I promise you I will learn from my mistakes

Tears stream down your face

And I…

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Chapter 1- Fix You

Ugh I hate it when they call on Bella. I can never understand what she's saying. Sounds like she has a mouth full of marshmallows. And I hate how she's always staring at everyone when they talk. I understand that she reads their lips, but come on. Go to a special school for other retards. You're creeping me out. I don't know what the God Edward Cullen sees in such a loser like Bella Swan.

I gripped the edge of the table hard as Lauren Mallory's thoughts ran through my head. It took everything I had not to easily pounce across the room and snap her neck with just a small flick of the wrist.

"Correct Bella!" Our English Teacher, Mr. Mason said. Bella looked over at me and smiled gleefully. I threw her one back, but it didn't meet my eyes. Isabella Swan. The most beautiful angel I had ever seen. The love of my life and the reason why I exist. She had always intrigued me, ever since the first day I saw her. Her blood being my "singer" was only part of the package. I couldn't hear her thoughts, which was frustrating to me since I just so happen to be a mind-reading vampire. Bella couldn't hear me. At all. She had been born with 90 hearing loss in both ears, but that didn't matter to me. She was still the most beautiful, selfless, and amazing creature I had ever met. The bell rang and everyone started to gather his or her things. Bella looked around and followed suit. I growled under my breath as I heard Lauren Mallory laughing at Bella in her head.

"Edward, what's wrong?" Bella's sweet, soft voice rang in my ears. I looked down at her and she was staring up at me expectantly. She had seen the look on my face.

"Nothing. Just thinking," I whispered, making sure she could read my lips. She gave me a disbelieving look and we headed out of the classroom. Bella was an expert lip reader and although she knew sign language, she preferred not to use it so she could be as normal as possible. She spoke, but some people had trouble understanding her because of her speech impediment. She was made fun of by some, but thankfully she couldn't hear the cruel things they said. It would only hurt her. We made our way to Spanish and took our seats in the back of the room.

"Edward I know something is going on. Please tell me," she begged.

"Just some rude comments," I mumbled, facing towards the front of the class. Her warm hand made contact with my ice cold, marble hard cheek and she turned my head so I was facing her.

"You know I can't read your lips when you're not looking at me," she said quietly. I sighed.

"Lauren had some rude comments and I was just thinking of ways I could make sure she never speaks again," I said with malice in my tone. Bella looked at me, disapproving.

"I don't like her either Edward, but I just ignore her," my angel replied and gave me a dazzling smile that always took my unnecessary breath away. Class began and we had to split up into groups of four to do an exercise.

"Como esta Bella?" Mike asked as we started the conversations that were listed in the book.

"Muy bien. Jessica, donde esta el libro?" Bella asked. Jessica sneered.

"Sorry Bella. I can't understand a word you said," she replied and flipped her hair. My fists clenched and Bella blushed crimson before repeating the question again.

"Ugh, this is ridiculous. I can't understand this stupid language as it is, and when someone who can't even talk correctly is speaking it, it just makes it that much harder," Jessica complained. Before I knew it, I was on my feet and glaring daggers at Jessica Stanley. She shrunk in her seat, looking absolutely terrified. I knew at that moment I truly looked like a vampire.

"Jess that was mean," Mike said.

"Apologize," I demanded. I looked back at Bella who was staring down at the desk, her face red with embarrassment and shame.

"S-sorry," Jessica choked out in a whisper.

"Not to me, to Bella," I said harshly before gently lifting Bella's flushed face so her tear filled eyes were facing Jessica. I waited and Jessica cleared her throat, her snobby look returning to her face.

"Sorry Bella," she said sarcastically before rolling her eyes. I was about to launch myself at her, but Bella picked her things up and ran out of the room without a backwards glance.

"You're lucky," I whispered menacingly at Jess before grabbing my books and following Bella's scent out the door and into the empty girl's bathroom. I found her in the last stall, sitting on the pink tiled floor, and leaning against the wall. She was hugging her knees to her chest and crying into them. The sight broke my unbeating heart. I kneeled in front of her and lightly put my hand on her knee. She jumped slightly before looking up at me. Her beautiful, chocolate brown eyes were glazed over with thick tears and my insides started to hurt. "Are you all right sweetheart?" I asked.

"Why are they all so mean to me Edward? What did I do?" she asked, her voice thick from her crying.

"Nothing Bella. You did absolutely nothing. People are cruel and they get some sort of sick pleasure out of hurting others. I could kill them Bella. I want to," I said angrily and her eyes went wide.

"No! No killing," she said and wiped her cheeks. "I'm just being a baby. I should never let them see me cry. It'll only get worse if I show weakness," she rambled almost incoherently.

"Shhh it's all right Bella," I whispered, wiping her tears away.

"I want it to stop. I want to be normal," she said after taking a deep breath.

"Bella you are perfect. I love you for who you are," I said, making sure she understood me perfectly. She stared at my lips and stopped breathing. She moved closer before crushing herself to me, her lips pressed firmly against mine. Her heart rate sped up and she moaned into my mouth. She felt so warm, soft, and incredible in my arms, her body molded to mine. I broke away from her so I could kiss her neck, right above her throbbing pulse point. She was breathing in pants and her fingers wove into my hair, pressing my lips harder to her neck.

"Do it Edward," she said softly. My lips froze and my eyes opened. She pulled me even closer. "Bite me. Do it. I want you to. Please," she begged. With ease, I broke away from her, and was outside the stall in less than a second. I took a few calming breaths before looking down at her hurt face.

"You know my one condition Bella. I will not turn you under any other circumstance."

She looked down at the floor and her shoulders shook with silent sobs. She knows when she becomes immortal she'll be able to hear. I want her to hear more than anything, but I refuse to turn her until she marries me.

"I just want to hear you," she sobbed. If I didn't have super-human hearing, I would not have understood her. I sighed and had her in my arms in a flash. She cried into my t-shirt and I rubbed her back, trying to soothe her as best I could. After a few minutes, her crying ceased to a few sniffles and she looked up at me. My heart ripped in two at the agony in her eyes. I never wanted to see her hurt.

"I love you Isabella. You are my life," I vowed. She hiccupped and wiped her tear-stained cheeks.

"I love you too Edward."

I kissed her forehead before bringing us both to our feet. She went over towards the sinks while I gathered our books and met her over there. Bella was splashing cold water on her face. The bathroom door opened and I was about to run into a stall to hide, but Alice's thoughts invaded my mind.

It's just me Edward. I saw you two in here and I saw what happened in Spanish. Is Bella OK?

"She's been better that's for sure," I said and rubbed Bella's back softly. She grabbed a paper towel and wiped her face dry before turning around.

"Hi Alice," she greeted with a forced smile.

"How are you feeling?" Alice asked. Bella dropped the façade and shrugged, staring down at her feet. "You're going to take her home after History," she said with a nod in my direction.

"Yeah. News travels fast in this place. I don't want her to be anymore embarrassed," I said. Bella looked up and back and forth between the both of us.

"Don't talk about me like I'm not here!" she exclaimed and I gave her a perplexed look. Alice put her hand on her shoulder to get her attention.

"Bella no one is talking about you. All that was said was Edward was going to take you home after your next class," she explained. Bella turned red.

"I don't want to be taken home just because Jessica is heartless! I'm deaf, not a child! Stop treating me like one!" she shouted before stomping out of the bathroom.

"Guess you're not taking her home… and if you don't run after her and fix this she's shutting her window tonight," Alice said with a blank stare on her face.

"Perfect," I complained and the both of us ran out of the bathroom. It wasn't hard to catch up with Bella. I jumped in front of her, making her stop, but she wouldn't look at me. She refused to see what I was going to say.

"Sign language," were the words that came out of Alice's mouth before she disappeared down the hall to go back to class. I took a deep breath and placed my hands in front of her gaze.

I'm sorry Bella. I didn't mean to make you feel like I was treating you like a child. I just thought you'd want to go home instead of facing Jessica for the rest of the day.

Bella finally looked up at me with a glare.

"Maybe you should have asked me first instead of just assuming," she said and crossed her arms.

"You're right, I should have. It's just really hard for me, not being able to read your mind. I try and do what I think is best for you and what you would want, but you're always surprising me Bella. You usually do the opposite of what I think you would. You're always keeping me on my toes," I said and flashed her a smile, hearing her heart rate speed up and her face soften.

"I'm sorry I got mad at you. I know you're just trying to protect me, but I'm not going to run away from something as childish as someone making fun of me," she explained and I nodded.

"Do you want to go back to class?" I asked.


I took her hand and lead her back to Spanish. We took our seats with Jessica and Mike again.

"Wow. You actually came back? I thought little Bella was going to go cry about it all day," Jessica sneered.

"Grow up Jess. No one likes an immature bitch," Bella said and I stared at her in shock. She never used that language before. Mike started to laugh and Jessica's eyes went wide and she was rendered speechless. The rest of the day went by smoothly. We headed out to the parking lot and Bella, Alice, and I got into my car, and headed back to our home. Bella and I curled up on my leather couch, just staring into each other's eyes and sharing kisses.

"Edward?" she asked.


"I love you," she whispered. She placed her fingers on my throat and I smiled.

"I love you too," I replied as she felt the vibrations of my vocal chords. She loved to feel and see me say the words since she couldn't hear them. She sighed happily before resting her head on my shoulder and curling up in my lap. I could stay like this forever.