Disclaimer: I have no ownership of the characters from Twilight that Right goes solely to Stephenie Meyer.
Summary: When I first caught her scent, I turned my wanting into hate. Later as my cold yet sparkling hand touched her warm skin, sunlight steamed through the trees making her skin glow as golden as the sun. It was the day that secrets where spilled and lives changed forever. I had at last found a reason for my eternal life, someone who understood my pain.
Bella giggled as I made my way towards her.
"Edward, we're in your family's kitchen."
I captured Bella's lips within my own.
"I can- assure- you- that Rosalie- and Emmett- have- done- much worse."
'As long as we leave the furniture in one piece, I don't think Esme or Carlisle will mind.'
'It just doesn't feel right. Doing it here, it's not ours.'
'That my love is where you would be wrong. We all help Carlisle and Esme pay for the house we plan on living in."
The food sat forgotten, as I lifted Bella into my arms and carried her up the stair bridal style.
"Then a change of scenery it is."
Bella Swan had become the one piece of forbidden fruit; I would always want more of.
Chapter 14: Blooded
I drifted off to sleep to the feel of Edward's soft cool lips. The sound of Edward's heart thumbing in his chest was an oddity to hear. Deep within me, I realize that Edward was mine now, my claim on him was more then wedding vows, or the words mate, or husband. My blood twined the two of us together now. There was so much for me to show him and for me to learn from him.
What I needed now was guidance from my mother. Since the day that the vulture had attacked, I had not been able to contact her or Phil in anyway. I needed to know that they were safe, how could I move on with my life if I didn't know that the three of them were safe. Slipping out of bed, I pulled a robe over myself as I made my way to the bathroom.
There was only one other way, I knew to get touch with my mother. Plugging up the tub, I turned on the water, added a drop of lavender and sprinkled a mixer of freesia, rose, and lilac petals to the water. Shutting off the water, I knelt down in front of the tub and closed my eyes.
Once my breathing became relaxed without opening my eyes. I reached out with my right pointer finger and touched the water, I felt the water ripple under my finger. As I thought about how much I needed to speak to my mother. A few seconds later I could hear Renee calling my name.
"Bella, Bella is that you."
Opening my eyes slowly, I came face to face with the reflection of my mother.
"Mom, you're here. Are you all right, what about the baby and Phil?"
It felt good to hear my mom's laughter.
"Stop being such a worry wart Bella. We're all safe and well and in two more months you'll be a big sister."
Hearing my mother's words I relaxed. They were safe and for that I was glad. Now that I knew how safe they were I could ask her the questions I had racing around inside my head.
"Bella, what is it?"
Pulling in a breath I then exhaled slowly.
"It's about Edward and me. We've bonded on a psychic level as well as physical level."
"Bella, I understand what you mean by physical level, but what do you mean when you say you bonded on a physic level."
I knew what her reaction would be when I told her, what I meant by physic level.
"I was dying; Edward wanted to do something to help me. So I let him have some of my blood. The effects are starting to fade. He only has sixteen hours left as a human."
I expected her to answer me right away, but she didn't.
"Oh Bella, I can't say I'm angry that he saved your life. This however will be a big adjustment for Edward. There will be no going back completely."
Shaking my head I stared at my mother for a second.
"Mom, what do you mean this is going to be a big adjustment for Edward?"
"What I mean sweetie, is that Edward won't go back to being cold and hard. The craving of food will fade and he may feel like he is on fire again for a brief time. His heart however will continue to beat within his chest. You've blooded him, my sweet girl."
I'm not sure when what my mother had just said to me sunk in. If what my mom was telling me was true then I had changed Edward's place in his family forever.
"Bella, have you told him? Bella are you even listening?"
I didn't hear what my mother was saying to me.
"I didn't know any of that if I had I would have never even mentioned it…" Allowing my voice trail off at the end in answer to my mother.
"Bella, you can't dwell on the what ifs. Just talk to him, let Edward know what is going to be happening. If the two of you are truly meant to be then he will adjust to things. I'm sorry for never explaining this to you Bella. I just never thought you would need to know it."
After giving what mom had just said some thought, I managed a small smile.
"You know, you're right mom. Thanks, I feel a lot better now."
"Any time sweetie I'm sorry if we scared you, by not answering your call sooner. I need to go now sweetheart, we'll talk again soon. I love you."
Talking with my mother, helped calm my nerves, to the point where I felt like I would be all right talking to Edward now.
"I love you too, mom." I said while blowing her a kiss.
After draining the water out of the tub, I walked out of the bathroom and into the kitchen. My eyes drifted to the clock. Six hours, I had spent six hours, talking to my mother. Leaving Edward with only ten hours left as a human. There was no fighting the fear of rejection that I was feeling. What would I do if Edward ended up hating me for blooding him? Then there was his family, how would they feel about Edward constant heart beat?
Opening the fridge door, I plucked an apple out of the crisper draw. Just as I was turning the sound of Edward's voice startled me.
"So this is where you disappeared to."
"Oh, Edward you scared me."
He chuckled lightly at me as he caught my apple in mid-air as it fell.
"We have to stop meeting like this."
I shivered as Edward wet warm lips, kissed and teased the nape of my neck. I moaned lightly at his feathery touch. Edward was becoming very skilled with his lips as well as his hands.
"Edward, there is something I need to tell you."
He however, only continued his assault on my neck.
"It can wait, I want to enjoy touching every inch of you with my own soft hands."
Guilt started to fill my stomach; time itself seemed to be ticking by faster instead of slower. The electricity that sparked and trail down our skin as we touched had my senses reeling. I soon threw caution away and forgot what was going to happen, allowing myself to get lost in the now.
Edward's lips soon found mine as our body entwined. Our lips seemed to feverishly search for each other. Once found, it seemed as if heaven had swept down and embraced us in its arms.
His hands gripped my rear to lift me up onto the table. Not once did the connection of our lips break. Somehow in the middle of it all I manage to find the control to stop.
"Edward, no wait…stop. I really have to talk to you about something."
Pulling away from Edward seemed to have gotten his attention; allowing the serious Edward to come back.
"Bella, what is it? What could you, have to tell me that is so important that you can't wait awhile to tell me."
Swallowing once, I then inhaled deeply before beginning.
"It's about the bonding."
Why was it so hard to tell Edward what I wanted too? I'll tell you why, it was those smoldering golden eyes of his. The flecks of emerald in them only made them shimmer more. As he leaned into me, I was keenly aware of the scent of lilac and honey. His velvet voice had a huskiness to it.
"Really, and what could you have to tell me about our bond that would make it more important then our time together?"
I could do this. I could be honest with Edward.
"Well you see I talked with my mother this morning."
Edward smiled at me. "Really that's wonderful love. Is she and her family, well?"
Why did he have to ask that just as I was working up the nerve?
He just continued to smile at me.
"I'm sorry, I interrupted you. You were saying Bella?"
Find your nerve again and just tell him. You're not a child any more.
"Yes, Bella please tell me, you're starting to worry me."
"Edward, I blooded, you. Only I didn't know that that was what I was doing at the time. My mother, Renee left some things out, thinking she was protecting me."
Edward raised an eye brow at me as he stared at me.
"Okay, so you blooded me. What's so important about that Bella?"
Pulling my bottom lip into my mouth I started to bite it.
"Bella, could you not do that. It makes me want to devour you."
I felt my heart beat speed up at hearing his words. It was now or never.
"Well, the thing is, when your hunger for human food is gone. Your heart will continue to beat for the end of time. It turns out that that's what happens when my kind bonds with a vampire."
I was waiting for Edward to start yelling at me, but the words never came. He just looked thoughtful.
"Bella, why are you frightened? If this is the path that is meant for me, then I will take it as long as I can remain with you."
My heart beat sped up more as his smoldering golden eyes locked with mine once more. I stifled a moan as his arousal coursed through me from the spark of our touch. His warm skin felt cool against my own heated flesh. Before I had time to speak, I was in Edward's arms and we were back in our room.
His tongue slid down my neck and he nipped at the pulse in my neck. My breathing had turned into small pants and I feel myself grow wet for him. I bite my lip, trying to stifle back another moan.
"Relax, Bella, I've waited a century to have you. Now what did I say about biting your lip? Now I'll have to taste it for myself."
Edward's lips captured mine within them; he sucks gently on my lip, taking in the small swell of blood that beaded up on it.
"You taste, like heaven Bella."
He moved from my lips to trail his tongue down my neck. I moaned in response as my body answered by arching my back. I tried to talk to him as he continued to leave cool, warm kisses down my body.
"Edward, ah…we should really talk…oh goddess yes."
Edward's ministrations were mind blowing. I then realized that he was stroking my clit, how did I miss him moving from my neck, to my breast, to him pleasuring and tempting my clits. I was lost, in each one of his gentle touches.
'He's taking this better then I thought he would.'
I had pulled my shield up, a little hoping it would block me just for a few seconds. It worked for a little. while before Edward's own thoughts jiggled inside my mind.
'Bella, what are you thinking about that you don't want me to hear?' he questioned.
"Nothing." I blurted out loud.
"Bella," his voice was serious when he said my name.
As much as I wanted too I couldn't stop the sudden flow of tears as they cascaded down my cheeks. The only sound was the gentle chatter of my now jeweled tears. It was sooner followed by the soothing velvet voice of Edward.
"What is it love, what has you so upset? Why won't you let me hear your thoughts now? Each one of your thoughts is a gift to me."
Though they were soft he words only made me cry harder. Four hours, of peace was all he would have before the pain of the fire would take hold of his heart. Not to bring him death, but a renewed life.
The very thought of the pain he would feel tore at me heart and soul. If I shared my thoughts then he would see that I didn't plan on him enduring the pain of burning alone.
Edward had become 'my life' in every sense of the word.
A/N: Hello all RL has kept me from writing as much as I would like. I hope to find a HEA for this story by the end of the year.
Thank you for reading and reviewing.
Next: Chapter 15: The Burning