The Deal

Chapter 3

(Bella's POV)

Mom where are? Mom? Mommy I'm scared. I ran through trees and over the roots. The green forest was not ending. It was pouring down on me making my clothes stick to me. I could barely see past my hands.

The forest always made me scared. It felt like eyes were watching me everywhere. The shadows in the corner of my seemed to move along with me, to torment me.

In the corner of my eye I saw something move. I gasped and turned toward the movement but no one was there. I squinted into the fog and the harsh rains trying to see. When I finally thought I could see what it was something cold clasps around my mouth and held me towards their body.

I struggled against the thing holding me but nothing I did seemed to affect it. I tried to bite the hand but it felt like stone and it hurt my teeth. I tried to scream but it was muffled because of the hand.

When I stopped fighting it decided to face me towards it. All I saw was topaz eyes before I fainted.

I woke with the sunshine on my face, hitting my eye lids, and my lips. I stayed there for a while letting the sun warm me up. Then all the events of the day came to me and I sat up too fast. It made my head spin. I had to sit still for a while till the walls stayed where they should.

I looked around the room and gasped out loud. It was beautiful. The room had glass surrounding the room. There was a balcony outside. It showed the forest and you could hear a river flowing close by. The carpet was topaz. There was a big stereo there and it was playing my favorite song, Debussy.

Everything was beautiful in here and the smell. It wasn't cologne. Actually I didn't know what it was but it smelt so good. I closed my eyes and sniffed the air, letting the smell into my senses. I turned around and ran into a hard chest. I stepped back and looked in the eyes of Edward Cullen.

Looking at him was a dream. He was gorgeous. His features were perfect. His nose was straight and his lips were full and his chin had certain strength to it. His eyes were wide, honest, soft, and the color of his eyes were topaz.

Before I could speak he cut me off.

"Why are you here Bella?"

I stared at him speechless. His voice was velvet and soft. It took a moment for me to take in the words he said. I looked down and blushed a little knowing my idea was hopeless but I had to try.

"I have a proposal to make. It may stop the war." I said.

He was was shocked at first but a knowing look went into his eyes, like he knew what I was there for. His eyes went cold suddenly and he stepped back.

"No, we can't do that. It won't work. I don't want to put you in danger." He said the last part quietly as if he didn't want me to hear it.

I was confused, hurt and embarrassed at my actions but I didn't come all this was to turn away without trying.

"We don't even have to live together, much less talk to each other. Just being out in public and making people think we are married. It may work. We have to stop this war." I said.

He sighed and his breath went into my face. It smelt fantastic. Ugh I must be going crazy.

He looked at me for a while, his eyes were gentle and inviting. I stepped forward not knowing what I was doing. I reached for his face but all I was touching was air. He was gone! I looked around the room but he wasn't there.

There was a breeze of fresh air coming from behind. I looked behind me and the window was open and edward was standing on the porch in the rain. I looked down at my hands.

"I'm sorry. I didn't know what I was doing." I said.

It was silent for a long time. I looked up to see of he was still there on the porch but he as right in front of me. I jumped back a bit, my heart thumping in my chest.

"We can try it for a while. But if it doesn't work you can never come back here." He said in a stern voice.

"Fine." I said and held out my hand for a shake. He stared at it for a while and finally, very slowing he lifted his hand into mine. He squeezed lightly and brought it up to his nose and smelled it. Then he brought it to his mouth and kissed it very gently.

The door slammed opened and I looked towards the door to find a girl jumping up and down squealing.

"We're going to have a wedding." She screamed. That was the most terrifying thing that happened in my day today.

Edward chuckled a bit.

"Welcome to the family."

So what do you think? So sorry it took so long.