I'm so sorry everyone for the REALLY late update, but I've been a little dry on ideas for a while. Just try and bear with me and I'll try to provide some results. I'm going to do Yen's point of view on when he and Bella met, and also when she was at the hospital. It might take up the entire chapter, I only hope, but if not, I'll just add other Pov's.

Chapter 11: Friend and Foe

Yen's Pov (for all those of you who didn't read the a/n)

Isabella dropped out of the inky sky like a falling angel, and yes, I do see the irony there.

"Welcome, Isabella. I have been waiting for you for quite some time now." What I really wanted to say was, "Welcome, my queen," (trying to keep a straight face) but that wouldn't end well.

"I'd say likewise, but that would be lying," she said in a voice like wind chimes.

Her pale cheeks were slightly pink, but her chocolate eyes were burning with suspicion, and her expression was a voiceless comment on my dramatic summoning. But seriously, I'm the Angel of Death; I have a flair for the dramatic. Regardless of her hostility, I smiled crookedly at her.

"You have quite an attitude, Miss Swan."

"You'd be in a bad mood too if you woke up, and didn't know where you were."

Oh well, no matter how I do this, she's still going to keep her eyes blinded by denial. It happens every time, but it's always worth the hard work in the end. She's lived many life times as my "companion," but that's putting it in a whole other direction. What I mean is she's always been my friend. You thought I was going to say we were lovers or something, didn't you?

"I must say, I would be in a rather bad mood." Though that isn't likely, I always know where I am.

"Who are you?" she asked. I chuckled to myself, waiting for her to answer the question herself, though it was taking longer than usual.

I mentally sighed, "I'm so sorry, I forgot to introduce myself; my name is Yen, I'm the Angel of Death."

"Oh, I didn't realize I was speaking to an angel!" she said with more than a little sarcasm. I tilted her chin gently up to look at me, her eyes widening a little in surprise as I did so.

"Please don't be angry with me, I only brought you here to speak with you."

"Yeah, about what?"

"You aren't even a little curious?"

"I asked you what it was."

"Ah, but you don't really mean that, do you?" I said cryptically, enjoying the mind games- as long as she didn't take it the wrong way…again.

"You were probably going to tell me anyway."

"Only if you want me to, Bella," I said her name softly, watching as her eyes widened in surprise again. Surprise or…awe?

"Fine then, tell me." I looked into her eyes for a moment, enjoying the seemingly intimate moment between us. Alright, I'll be the first to admit that I love Bella, but Bella never knew that. I never told her because I knew she'd be happy with someone else…I was the angel of death after all.

"I brought you here to tell you, that I want you to die." She gaped at me in shock, and I knew right then that was going overboard, but that I'd clear it all up in a little bit and we'd laugh about it together.

"D-Die?"

"You sound so fearful, but you're not afraid of me at all, are you?"

I listened in to her thoughts, just a bit, and reeled back like I'd been slapped in the face at what I saw there. She thought I'd hurt her family and friends? Where did it say that the Angel of Death actually caused any deaths?

I know when someone is going to die, but I can't change anything or interfere in anyway. That was my job- it wasn't a happy job, but that's why Bella and I were friends. You could say she was born for that, sort of, but that would be putting it a little extremely. It was more of a two-birds-with-one-stone situation. But don't ask me about destiny, I don't even know what Bella's is.

One way or another, I had to get Bella to recognize me. It had already gone too far.

"And why do you think it's so easy for you to see straight through me? And yes, I did hear your thoughts. And why do you suppose that is?"

He's taunting me, dangling the answer in front of my face, but refusing to give me an answer!

Well, obviously! I knew all too well what would happen if I told her; she had to figure it out herself. But then again, this hint thing isn't working out too well.

"Because you were made for me!" I exaggerated. No, I didn't mean to sound like she was a possession or anything, but when she laughed, actually laughed at me, I wasn't too sympathetic anymore.

"Ah, I see. So, I was made for you? That makes a lot sense; it's all becoming clear to me." There was a moment of silence between us before Bella answered again.

"Look, Yen, I don't know why you've deluded yourself into thinking you own me, but I don't love you." Huh? Am I missing something?

I stood in silence with my face one big question mark, not sure exactly what to say.

"And you think I'm going to go kill myself so that you can own me? Seriously, that's not going to happen."

"You can't cheat death, Bella. Death always wins," said a mysterious voice from nowhere.

Uh, oh. That was no angel that was speaking, Bella had been replying to things she thought I was saying, but in truth, it wasn't me. I quickly sent Bella flying, zipping back to her world and away from the roiling darkness that was beginning to creep into my home.

Had she been blinded by the demon that lurked in the shadows that I saw only now? How could I have been so stupid?! She sees ghosts in this life; demons are bound to be feeding off the energy that surrounds her like an aura!

I had to somehow explain everything to Bella, but how? Well, there was only one place that demons couldn't lurk when it came to humans…

Bella was laying in a field of wildflowers, her eyes closed, the angry lines on her face smoothed out, and her expression peaceful. I'd forgotten how truly beautiful Bella was. (Though, I hope I shouldn't have to explain myself again) It was only then that I realized she was singing quietly to herself.

I watched, transfixed, as she slowly sat up and smiled at the afternoon sun. Not Forks sun; warm, soft rays of a spring day in anywhere but Forks. And then a vampire appeared from behind one of the near by trees. He looked to be about seventeen (though that didn't mean a thing) with messy bronze hair and gold to topaz ranging eyes. He was smiling warmly at Bella, who was still facing away from him.

"Bella," he called in an equally warm voice. She turned at the mention of her name, and smiled back.

"I was just thinking about you."

"Speak of the devil, I guess."

"Well, if you're the devil, then I guess I'm going to hell."

I couldn't resist the slightest of snickers, which caused Bella to look in my direction.

"Y-Yen?" She stammered fearfully.

"Calm down, nothing can harm you in a dream. I came here to explain what happened earlier; there was interference in our connection."

"Like I'm supposed to believe that!" She clutched onto the vampire's arm as he stood protectively in front of her.

"Look, I just wanted to straighten a few things out." I waved my hand and the vampire disappeared.

"Fine. Talk," she said dangerously.

"The last thing I actually said to you was 'because you were made for me,' and that was just me exaggerating."

"What do you mean?"

"Alright, I'll admit it since you've had a demon blurring your memories of me; we've always been friends. And you have a different destiny it was just a kill-two-birds-with-one-stone situation that you became my friend."

"And why was I your friend?"

"Well, no one made you be my friend, you decided it. Every lifetime you decided it. You usually recognize me as soon as you see me, but since you see spirits in this lifetime, it also means bad things are kind of attracted to you- like the demon that clouded your memories."

"Ah, am I supposed to believe that?" If I didn't act soon, my temper was going to get out of control. I moved to Bella's side and touched her cheek again, kneeling down so I could be eye-level with her.

I willed her chocolate brown eyes to remember my silver ones; to open the doors of time. I saw a flicker in those gentle eyes and at once, hope surged through me. And then she started crying.

I stared in horror at Bella's sorrowful expression, not knowing exactly what to do.

"I'm so sorry, Yen. I wasn't myself; I couldn't see anything but darkness in you. I…," she trailed off.

"Don't worry. You're safe now, and I won't let that happen ever again." I kissed her forehead for emphasis. "I'll be like your guarding angel."

She smiled at me and I swear my whole world got brighter.

Everything about you is how I'd want to be

Your freedom comes naturally

Everything about you resonates happiness

Now I won't settle for less

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind

Everything about you pains my envying

Your soul can't hate anything

Everything about you is so easy to love

They're watching you from above

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind

I want all the peace and joy in your mind

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind

Everything about you resonates happiness

Now I won't settle for less

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind

I want all the peace and joy in your mind

Give me all the peace and joy in your mind…

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-V