A/N: Hey guys! Look at me updating within a few months of the last update! Crazy stuff, huh? ;)

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BPOV

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

"Edward, let go. Please let me go."

I knew I was acting like a cat in a blender, but I was terrified. I could barely stop myself from clawing at his arms.

I wanted to hide.

Hell, I needed to hide, just until the thunderstorm was over.

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

"Bella, calm down. It's okay." Edward said, probably in his most soothing tone of voice.

"It's not okay. Just fucking let me go." I said, struggling against his arms.

In my panic, I pushed too hard.

Edward, unable to fight against a terrified teenage girl, gasped in horror as I lurched out of his grasp and went tumbling onto the floor.

I didn't even hear his profuse apologies as I picked myself up, ran across the other side of the room, and barrelled into my wardrobe.

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I almost dropped the key for my wardrobe in my terror, but I managed to slide it into the lock and turn it.

"Bella?" Edward shouted through the door. I could hear him trying to open it, but realised it was locked after a few good shakes.

"Bella, please, open the door."

I didn't want to open the door.

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I couldn't help it, I screamed a little.

"Bella! You have to open this door. Please!"

He sounded like he was on the verge of tears.

I couldn't respond.

I knew that if I opened my mouth again, I might scream.

"Bella! Open the door!"

He sounded like he was getting angry.

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I covered my face and screamed.

It couldn't get me in here, I was safe, I was safe.

"Bella! Open this fucking door!"

He was pounding his fists on the door, almost shaking the whole wardrobe.

"Bella! Fucking hell, Bella!"

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I screamed and screamed.

He shouted and banged against the doors more.

I tried to tell him to leave me alone, but I just screamed, I couldn't form words.

Then, suddenly, he stopped.

"This is killing me. I can help you. You don't have to do this on your own."

He sounded kind of... broken.

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I was openly sobbing now, my breath whooshing in and out of my lungs in horrible ragged lumps.

"Bella. Please stop crying."

Edward was crying now, I could hear it.

"I know I left you before. I know how much that must have scared you, to be alone in that thunderstorm. I know it was my fault. I'm sorry. Please, Bella."

He took in a shaky breath, almost as shaky as my own, and continued.

"You can stay in the wardrobe and battle this alone, or you can come out and let me help you. Let me hold you, Bella, please. It'll be easier to face this together."

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I tried to tell him I couldn't come out, but my tears made it hard to speak. It was like I was drowning in them.

"Bella?"

I couldn't come out, I couldn't.

I started shaking my head, still sobbing, hoping he would get the message even though he was on the other side of the oak door.

"Bella, please answer me."

I tried to steady myself, but my breathing was too jagged, I was shuddering from head to toe.

"Can't." I said, hoping he would hear me.

Ever so quietly, I heard Edward sob.

"You can. I know you can."

It sounded like he was fighting back his tears, like they were getting stuck in his throat.

"Can't." I said, sounding as choked up as he did.

Edward sobbed again.

"Bella, please."

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

Suddenly, I had to get out of here.

I had to be on the other side of this door, I needed to be.

I needed to be with Edward.

By some sort of miracle, I got the key into the lock without too much fumbling.

"Bella?"

I was almost there. I turned the key and heard the faint click of the door unlocking.

I had expected Edward to rip the doors open as soon as possible, but nothing happened.

It seemed so quiet for a moment.

"Bella?"

*BOOM*

Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit.

I was out of that wardrobe like a shot.

Straight into Edward's arms.

I was sobbing, my chest was heaving, my head felt like it was going to explode.

Edward held me so tightly, he even caught me as my shuddering legs gave way below me.

He carried me across to the bed where he sat down, settling me on his lap and rocking me gently.

"Shhh, Bella, shhh."

His tears were falling onto my face, mixing with my tears.

"You're safe now, Bella, I promise."

I snuggled as close to him as I possibly could.

I really did feel safe in his arms.

*BOOM*

"It's okay, it's okay."

He kept rocking me gently, stroking my back, resting his head on top of mine.

"You'll never have to go through another thunderstorm by yourself again. I promise."

I cried and buried my head into his neck.

"You'll be here?" I asked quietly.

Edward kissed the top of my head and nodded.

"I'll be here."

The relief that flooded through me was enormous, and made me cry even more.

I don't know how long we sat like that, Edward soothing me while I cried on him, but eventually my tears dried and the thunder stopped.

When I started dozing off again his chest, Edward lay me down on the bed and moved away.

Even though I was half-asleep, the loss I felt when he let go of me was tremendous, and completely unexpected.

"Stay." I said.

My throat felt like it was on fire, and the word came out all croaky, but he understood.

"Okay, I'll stay, but I'm just going to make sure you're more comfortable. You'll probably wake up with a huge headache, I don't want you to be any more uncomfortable then you have to be."

I nodded and started dozing off again.

I felt him take off my shoes. God, how long had I been wearing those?

Then off came my socks, and I giggled in spite of myself when his fingers touched my toes.

"Tickles." I said sleepily.

"Sorry, honey." He said, chuckling to himself.

He then helped me sit up and took off my sweater, leaving me in my tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt that I had worn for basketball practice earlier.

"Wanna wear my pyjamas." I said as he deposited my sweater somewhere.

"Can you change into those yourself?" He said, slightly warily.

I shook my head, then giggled at the thought of Edward undressing me.

"Then how about you just sleep in what you're wearing, huh?" Edward said, his cheeks turning slightly pink.

"Oh, okay." I said, lying back down.

I heard him rustling around, probably taking off his shoes and things as well, but I had started to doze again.

When he wriggled onto the bed beside me, I scooted closer and snuggled into his side.

I then fell asleep with my head on Edward's chest.


When I awoke the next morning, I felt like shit.

I was also very surprised to see a sleeping Edward lying next to me.

A sleeping, shirtless Edward.

Oh Lord.

Holy fucking hell. Look at that body.

I couldn't believe that I had slept next to this gorgeous boy all night.

You should have been doing something else all night...

At that thought I blushed bright red and looked away from his body.

Unfortunately, Edward was awake and staring right at me.

I flushed an even darker red. He had just caught me staring at his chest.

"See something that you like?" He smirked, then winked at me.

"No." I said immediately, studying my bedroom wall intensely.

"Really? The drool coming out of your mouth says differently."

I wiped at my mouth with the back of my hand, then realised he was making fun of me.

I smacked his bare chest, and then tried to get out of bed, tumbling into a heap on the floor.

"Oh wow." Edward said, barely covering up his laughter.

Stupid, sexy Edward.

"Oh shut up." I said, picking myself up and storming out of my room.

"I like your hair, by the way." He shouted after me.

"Meh meh meh meh, meh meh meh." I retorted, in a very childish manner.

I could still hear him laughing as I slammed the bathroom door.

After I had had my shower, I realised that I hadn't brought any clean clothes into the bathroom with me.

Fuck. Let's just hope that he's gone downstairs to find himself some breakfast.

I wrapped a towel around myself, bundled my dirty clothes into the hamper, and made sure that I had a death-grip on my towel as I ventured back to my room.

Please don't be in my room. Please don't be in my room.

He was in my room.

Damn it.

"Hey Bella..." Edward said as I walked in, his words trailing off as he took in what I was wearing.

"Hey Edward. You okay?" I said as casually as I could as I bumbled around my room in a towel.

He just nodded, his cheeks going a very pretty shade of pink.

"You, uh, want some breakfast or something?"

"Sure, I could eat." He replied, still fairly awkwardly.

"Okay, well, if you just give me two seconds, I'll be dressed and then I can come down and make you something." I said distractedly, rummaging through my wardrobe for something to wear.

Suddenly, I felt his hands on my bare shoulders, making me jump a little.

Edward didn't seem to notice.

"By the way, Alice wanted you to wear this today. She's got something planned for the six of us." He said, pulling out a royal blue dress that Alice had bought me a couple of months ago.

"It still has the tags on it? Alice would be so upset if she knew that you hadn't worn it already." Edward chuckled.

"You won't tell her, will you?" I said, turning to face him, holding my hand out for the dress.

"I might," Edward replied, a mischievous glint in his eyes, "What will you give me to make sure I keep silent?"

Goddamn Edward, always teasing me.

"I don't know," I said, going along with his silly game, "What do you want?"

He appeared to think for a moment, and then he smirked.

"Your towel."

Oh damn.

"I don't think I can give that to you." I said, blushing furiously.

His smirk got bigger.

"Sure you can, I'll just close my eyes. You give me the towel and then you can take the dress."

I thought about it for a moment.

If he closes his eyes...

"Sure." I said.

Edward looked shocked, obviously expecting me to back out of the deal, then shrugged and closed his eyes.

I took my chance, hoping that if he did run after me, I wouldn't fall down the stairs.

I grabbed the dress and bolted out of my bedroom, laughing wildly.

"Hey!" I heard Edward shout, then laugh as he started to run after me.

I made it down the stairs without any injuries, but once I had made it to the kitchen, I hit the hand that was holding my towel in place against the doorframe.

I didn't have time to pick the towel up, I had to keep running.

I didn't want Edward to catch me, especially not now.

You never know, you could have a lot of fun if he catches you...

Slamming my way into the downstairs bathroom, I quickly locked the door behind me and sat with my back against the door, laughing but completely out of breath.

"Bella? Is this your towel?" Edward said from the other side of the door, just a few seconds after I'd gotten in here.

"Yeah." I said as we both started laughing hysterically.

"Want me to start breakfast?" He said cheerily, probably still holding onto my towel.

"Sure, just turn your back to the door and let me sneak out of here." I laughed.

I didn't want to take any chances, so I threw the dress on and crossed my arms over my chest.

Should have picked up some underwear before dashing madly out of the room like that. Stupid Bella.

As I came out of the bathroom, Edward was standing facing the door, holding out my towel for me.

"I told you not to look." I said, jokingly scolding him.

"That might have been the only chance I got to see you naked, I had to take it." He said, winking at me.

I blushed, grabbed the towel from him and went upstairs.

When I came back down, fully dressed this time, he was still chuckling to himself.

Just after we had finished our breakfast and I had put the dishes in the sink, the doorbell went.

I looked at the clock. It must have been Alice, it was too early for normal people to come round.

"Oh thank God, you're dressed." Alice chirped as soon as I opened the door.

Both Edward and I started laughing at that comment, leaving Alice looking very confused.


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