"Edward?" My eyes adjusted to the light and I realized that I was waking up somewhere other than where I fell asleep. Here, in Edward's bedroom, was a beautiful, huge, warm, comfortable bed. I blinked my eyes a few times to try to adjust to the light.
"You just don't listen, do you, Bella?" There he was. He was standing with his back leaning against the door to his bedroom. Not only did his tone sound angry, but his face looked angry! It almost startled me. Edward has never gotten this angry at me. I didn't have to ask to know that it was all about my little escape from lunch today. So, instead, I waited on him.
"He's dangerous, Bella!! Why can't you seem to grasp that?!" He stood where he was and glared at, his nostrils flaring.
"He's not dangerous to me, Edward! Jake would never hurt me!" I wasn't exactly yelling at him. My voice was far too shaky for that. No, it was more of a reminder to him of my previous defenses.
"You don't know that! He could faze someday and kill you in the process!! But, I would never know because I'm can't cross the treaty line & Alice can't see them!"
"You're overreacting…Again!!" I scooted off the bed. "I can't listen to this anymore! I love you, Edward, but you have to stop treating me like I'm a child! You don't trust me!!" I started throwing my hands up in the air and pacing. "I love when you're with me, don't get me wrong, but I can't even sneeze without you knowing about it! It's ridiculous that I had to jump on the back of his bike to get away from Alice!! You bribed your sister with a CAR to watch me!! I don't need a babysitter, Edward!! Maybe I'm clumsy…sure, but I'm not an infant!! I don't think you could shorten this leash you have me on! I'm sick of having to try and sneak around behind your back!" I just stared at him. He didn't say a word to me. So, I turned around, picked up my bad, and started walking towards the door. I wasn't sure if he'd let me get anywhere, but I knew I had to get my point across!
"And, where do you think you're going?" I had walked right up to him and tried to reach for the door handle.
"Home! I don't want to be here with you acting like this!" I was only inches from his face. He still looked angry. In fact, his eyes were very dark for him just getting back from hunting.
"Oh, no you're not." He smiled. "I'm not letting you leave this angry. You could wreck that precious bike of yours."
"Then someone else can take me home! I'm sure Rose would love to get rid of me!" I couldn't be sure, but I thought I heard Emmett laugh.
"You're not leaving, Bella! How do I know that you're not going straight back to La Push?"
"Um…it's the middle of the night, Edward! Besides, if I did want to go back to La Push…it's none of your business!" I was hot! There was no way I was going to let any man tell me what to do…even Edward!
"Oh, it IS my business! You're my business! It's my job to keep you safe. Going to see that mongrel is not safe!" My eyebrows got narrow and my breathing got quick.
"Let. Me. Go. Edward." He practically laughed at me. He laughed at me!! I couldn't believe it!
"No. Bella." He started backing me up towards the bed. "Go. Back. To. Sleep." He was mocking me. Asshole. Beautiful, beautiful asshole!
"Make. Me." Still mad, I took a step towards him and got on my tip toes. I was very close to his face…too close. His sweet breath washed over me and I got light headed. Why were we arguing again?
"So, is he what you want?" Edward's voice was much softer, now. "Do you chose, Jacob?"
"Hmm?" My eyes closed as I tried to concentrate on what it was he just said.
"Would you rather be with, Jacob?" I felt his hands on my hips and his breath slide down my neck. My head tilted to the side. "Would you rather have him touch you?" His lips started trailing over my collar bone. Where am I? How did I get here? Why were we yelling? Oh, hell, I don't care. Touch me more.
Just as his arms started raising up my body, he stopped.
"Get some sleep, Bella." He kissed the tip of my nose.
"I'm still mad at you." I opened my eyes, remembering why I was so furious, and sat back on the bed.
"And, I'm still mad at you." Edward turned around and went to leave the room.
"Oh, and this bed…was UNNECESSARY!" I yelled after him as he walked out of the room.
Damn him. I felt like a prisoner. Granted, if I was going to be held prisoner anywhere, I would want it to be the Cullen House. He would surely escort me home tomorrow and not let me out of his sight all day. How would I be able to explain myself to Jake. I told him that I'd see him, again, soon. I guess I'll just have to figure that out in the morning.
"You're not sleeping, Bella." I heard Edward say through the door.
"Go stalk someone else." I said under my breath, knowing that he would be able to hear me. He didn't come in, like I thought he would. Oops.