I edited this chapter because it made no sense what so ever. Thankfully, I had reread it and I got a review from EdwardismyFav (which prompted me to get my butt in gear and edit) so here is the new and approved (slightly) chapter. Thanks again to EdwardismyFav. Hopefully I'll get chapter 5 up in the near future.
Guess what? The characters aren't mine! They are Ms. Meyer's.
"AGHHHHHH!" I screamed. I sat up in bed and was shivering. I had a dream about Mike. I looked around and I was in my bedroom, which caused my body to quake even harder. When I felt a hand on my lower back my hands shot out and hit a warm body. All I could think about was Mike. I started crying.
"Shhh. It's just me, Bella," I heard Edward whisper.
Just the sound of his voice calmed me down. I moved closer to him. Edward sat up and leaned against my headboard. He lifted his arm and I scooted in next to him. Edward put his arm around my shoulders and I put my head on his shoulder. "I had a dream about him," I said, my voice quivering. "When I woke up in here, I thought I was still with him."
I felt Edward's head drop, his forehead resting on the top of my head. "I'm such an idiot. I should have thought of that before I brought you in here," he told me.
I looked up at him. "Where else would we have slept? The couch isn't very comfortable."
"I don't know. I just should have thought that you would have had some sort of dream about that low-life scum," Edward told me.
"Don't beat yourself up," I told him as I settled my head back down onto his shoulder. "You helped me deal with him. You called the police. You're still here. Plus, the sooner I start dealing with it, the sooner I'll be over it, I hope."
Edward didn't respond, just kept holding me. He picked up one of my hands and intertwined our fingers. His other hand started rubbing my shoulder; it helped me calm down, detox from the dream a little. "Do you need me to get you anything? Some water? Tea?" Edward asked.
Though I didn't want him to go away, but I really was thirsty. "Some water please. I need to go to the bathroom as well."
Edward and I slowly got out of my bed. Though I was telling Edward that dealing with what Mike did to me was the best thing to do, I wasn't ready to be in my room alone. Mike had just attacked me. Edward held my hand until we reached the bathroom door. He let my hand go and continued down the hallway into the kitchen. In the bathroom, I sat on the toilet and breathed. After a couple of minutes, I stood up, flushed, and splashed some cold water onto my face. It felt nice and refreshing, it made the nightmare go out of my mind a little further. When I opened the bathroom door, Edward was leaning against the wall across the hall. He smiled at me and held out a glass of water. "Feeling better?" he asked quietly.
"Yeah. Thanks. Let's go back to bed," I told him.
We slowly walked the couple feet to my bedroom. "Are you sure you want me with you? I could call Alice and ask her to come back, if you want," Edward said.
I'll admit it would have been nice to have Alice with me. But it is nicer to have Edward with me and willing to sleep in the same bed. Once Alice discovered that I talked in my sleep, she didn't want to sleep in the same room. I was always waking her up. "I want you with me. I'll talk to Alice again tomorrow. I don't want you going anywhere."
"Are you sure? Cause earlier, before I fell asleep, you said to go away," Edward said, sitting down on my bed. He looked so sad. He rested his head on his hands. "I didn't leave, I hope you're not mad at me."
I almost started laughing. "I never told you to go away, Edward."
"Yes you did. I heard you."
"I'm a sleep talker. I was probably having a dream about Mike and telling him to go away," I told him. "So, don't worry about it."
I walked over to him and put my arms around his neck. I wanted to comfort him. So, I straddled his waist, my knees on either side of his hips. Edward's arms went around my waist. I rested my head on his shoulder, his cheek pressed against the top of my head. "What if something had happened? Something worse? Would you still want me here?"
Though we had only known each other for a couple days, I felt like Edward was one of my closest friends. I felt very safe with him. "I want you here Edward. Besides, nothing major happened. Yes, it was scary and I never want to see Mike again. But, if you hadn't been here, I might have had a major panic attack after I woke up."
I moved my head so I could give Edward a kiss on the mouth. It was amazing. Edward groaned against my mouth and made the kiss even deeper. His tongue crept out of his mouth and caressed my lips. Edward's arms tightened around me even more. It felt wonderful. He pulled away slightly, and then brought his lips back to mine. Slowly, he fell backwards, landing fully on my bed. I, of course, landed on top of him.
Edward kept my lips on mine as we fell. The feel of Edward's body against mine was wonderful.
Bella started the kiss, but I had to continue it. Her lips felt wonderful. Her body pressed up against mine was wonderful. It made me forget about Mike and the whole incident. When I fell backward, having all of Bella on me, everything being pressed against me was great.
Our kissing kept going, and going. Bella was more in charge since she was on top. I never wanted to stop, but I had to get a different feel of her body. So, I flipped us. I wanted to be on top a little. I held most of my weight with my arms so I wouldn't hurt Bella. Her hands went everywhere. Feeling my chest, my arms, on my face. I couldn't believe how bold she was acting, not that I was complaining.
All of the kissing was giving me a problem. Though I wanted to have sex with Bella, now was not the time. We needed to know each other more. I slowly moved off of Bella and laid down next to her, on my side. She rolled towards me so we could look at each other. Bella smiled at me, and then snuggled into me. I pulled the blankets back over us and we went back to sleep.
In the morning:
I woke up again and it was morning. Bella was still asleep, right next to me. It felt great to wake up next to her. We had to go into the police station today to give a formal statement about the vile Mike Newton. I really did not want to bring last night back into her memory. She had lived through it all ready, and now she has to live through it again when we get to the station.
I don't know how long I was awake before Bella started to wake up. She barely had her eyes open when she looked at me. I smiled down at her and brushed the hair out of her face. "Morning, beautiful," I said.
She smiled back at me. "Morning, Edward." I leaned into give her a kiss. She pulled away from me. I frowned at her. "I have morning breath. I want to brush my teeth first."
I laughed at her. "It doesn't matter, Bella. I just want a kiss."
Bella shook her head at me then went into the bathroom. I groaned. Of course. Bella would be stubborn about me giving her a kiss before we got out of bed. I pushed the blankets off of me and followed Bella. I got into the hallway right when she was coming out of the bathroom. She smiled at me, leaned in and gave me a small peck on the mouth. "That does not count as a kiss, Bella," I told her.
She giggled. "Fine." I pulled her into me and gave her a very deep, almost French kiss. It was wonderful. I liked having Bella in my arms. Bella broke the kiss off. "We need to get ready. We have to drive down to the police station soon to give that stupid statement for Mike. The good thing about all of this is that I won't have to deal with him at work again."
I groaned. "You really want to do it right now?"
"I want to get it over with. I meant it yesterday when I said the sooner I start dealing with it, the sooner I'll be able to move on."
We just ate some fruit for breakfast. We agreed to stop on the way and get some coffee. I didn't want Bella to have to do this. But, I want to be there for her, so there I was driving us to the fucking police station.
When we arrived, the paperwork took roughly an hour. It was a daunting task to do. Bella went into it full force. She told me that she didn't need my help, just to be there for her. When her cell phone started ringing, she glanced at the caller ID. "It's Alice," Bella said, turning towards me. "Can you answer it?"
I took her cell phone from her. "Hello?"
"Edward?" Alice asked.
"Yeah. Bella is busy at the moment. Is there something I can do for you? If you want, I can ask her something for you" I asked.
"I'm at the apartment. We wanted to hang out with you guys. But you aren't here. Where are you guys? You aren't having brunch are you? If you are, we are going to joining you."
"Alice! Bella is finishing the rest of the paperwork after what happened last night and we both have to sign off on the statement we made, or something. Why don't we meet you somewhere and we can hang out?" I asked. Even though she won't admit it, I am sure that Bella would like to have some time with Alice, even if it's with me and Jasper there.
Alice sighed. "All right. I accept that. I'm glad that you guys are getting that taken care of so Bella can move on. Let's meet at Chaos in forty-five minutes. Will you guys be done by then?"
"That sounds good. We should be done here in a half an hour or so. So, that will give us time to drive over there."
Alice finally calmed down and was happy that she would be able to see her friend shortly. I was also glad that I didn't have to explain to Alice anything over the phone that she already knew what happened. I think I would have been castrated or something if she wasn't told the moment we had called the police.
After Bella and I were done with the paperwork, we walked to my car. Before I opened the door for her, I pulled her into my arms. She felt wonderful. I loved having her in my arms. I leaned down and gave her a kiss, then opened the door for her. We took off to have our brunch with our friends.
Please let me know what you think of this chapter and the story in general. Thanks!