An Influential Past

Written by CosmicTwilight


All characters herein that appear in the book belong to that of Stephanie Meyer, they are merely borrowed for pure fan use only and I gain no profit whatsoever, this is merely written from a bout of curiosity that formed after reading the books.


What if there was more to Edward? What if there was more to the reason of why he was so adamant about turning Bella into a vampire? What could possible make Edward into the person that he is with Bella? So protective and yet so caring.

Author Notes:

I just wanted to thank everyone for their reviews and for adding this to their favorites I hope this becomes what you expect it to and more. I appreciate all feedback both positive and negative; after all it makes you a better writer when someone takes the time to be constructive critically. This will be going on the basis of Edward being a regular human with his special talent, also I find it hard to imagine life in the early 1900's so please bare with me. Also as you are more than likely aware this is my first try at doing something in a first person point of view. Not to mention my first Twilight fan fiction.


Realization struck into me as I stroked Bella's warm flustered cheek. As I recalled those events all those years ago. She looked up at me and smiled, my focus centered on her beautiful eyes. Those eyes, the very same chocolate brown that stared up at me with the same look of love all those years ago.

I gently kissed her forehead, her warm skin on my lips. I pulled her close, breathing in her scent deeply.

"Edward" she whispered pulling my cool arms around her petite warm body.

"Yes my love?" I whispered to her, taking another deep breath.

"Why are you so against me becoming one of you?" She asked sweetly, I pushed her away, pulling her tiny hands into my grasp and kissing her lips firmly. I traced my hands along her waist and up her neck, taking her face in my hands. Placing yet another gentle kiss on her forehead.

"I want you to experience everything in life you can" I kissed her quickly once again. "There is so much you have yet to experience, and I'll be with you every step of the way"

"But I'll get older" she complained, I smiled to myself. Here she was willing to give up her mortality to become a vampire and all she was concerned about was her age. "Not to mention wrinkled" she smirked at me. "Imagine this face with wrinkles, you don't want that"

"Oh Bella" I laughed. "But I want you"

"Don't you want me forever?"

"Bella, how many times" I confessed with slight irritancy. "I want you much more than forever, so much that I don't want your soul damned to eternity. Bella, I couldn't live with myself if I ever hurt you. You don't know how it's tortured me. The thought of you, still, white, cold… to never see you blush scarlet again, to never see that flash of intuition in your eyes when you see through my pretenses… it would be unendurable. You are the most important thing to me now. The most important thing to me ever."

"Edward, I'll take all the damnation in the world if it means I can be with you for eternity" she confessed to me.

I better check on Bells

I quickly pulled myself away from her and with my speed, hid in her cupboard as the door opened and Charlie entered.

"Good night Bells" he answered, giving her a quick kiss on the forehead.

"Goodnight Dad" she whispered back, he turned his back and exited the room. I quickly took my position back with her. "As you were saying" she smiled at me.

She glared at me. "What do I have to give you, for to want to accept me into your world?"

I picked up her hand and kissed it gently. "I'll accept you into my world, if you accept my hand in marriage and live a full life up until the age of twenty three so you can finish college"

"I'll give you till after graduation" I rolled my eyes, always like Bella to try to compromise.

"That's my final offer Bella" I breathed in deeply, "It's up to you now" she frowned at me. "Time for sleep my love" Kissing her forehead once again, I shift myself so she was comfortable. "Goodnight"

"Goodnight" she whispered closing her chocolate brown eyes. 'We are not through mister"

I smiled to myself picking up the book on the bedside table to read.

She could never know, I wasn't sure if telling her that I was positive she was the reincarnation of someone I'd thought I'd lost forever. It made me love her even more. I didn't want to lose her. She would never become a vampire, not as long as I lived and not by her choice. If it were to ever come to fruition she would have to be on her death bed.

I would never force her to damnation, I would not lose the love of my life again.

I loved her too much to push that on her. As much as she hated it, I knew deep down she knew that I was only looking out for her best interest. With my ultimatum, I also knew I had bought some time before she would start her mission again.

My lovely Bella.

And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…

What a sick, masochistic lion


To be extremely honest, I am not happy with this piece, it is forced, rushed and you name it. I will be taking my time on working on a rewrite after I get my latest project started. I'm hoping I will hit the point where it just keeps flowing but it's yet to happen.

Thanks to everyone who alerted the story. Review are greatly appreciated. Thanks!