AN: Hello everyone. I really don't know how to apologize because I know the last time I updated it was in 2011 and it is now 2013. I know it's been almost two years and I totally suck but to apologize, and this doesn't even cover it, I give you this huge chapter starting with Edward's POV! I just want to thank those people that stood by this story and reviewed and begged me to continue. This is for everyone that waited and loved this story so much. I got really busy but I should've have left this story like this. It's very close to my heart and it's very important. So please forgive me, I don't want to delete this story and I don't think I will, I just don't know when will be the next update. However, the story is going to reach it's MAX CLIMAX in the next chapter. Just can not wait to get there because it's going to be so emotional and a turning point. Hope you all like this chapter. And again, I'm really sorry for being so late. Please review and let me know how you liked this story. Your reviews are what make me want to write.
Thanks for the support everyone! And now I'm not going to keep you any longer...read on :)
Chapter 25: Kiss me softly
It was really hard letting go of Bella when dropping her home. I knew she didn't want to go either. But I knew it wasn't because of me. I knew that it was because she didn't want to face her father. But I didn't want to let go of her. I didn't want her to leave me.
I liked being with her. She gave me this sense of comfort when she was with me. And when she wasn't, I've noticed myself worry about her. I've noticed myself thinking about her; about what she might be doing, what she might be thinking, if she's happy or sad. She's usually sad.
And I take blame for that, most of the blame. But marrying Bryant would completely ruin her and not to mention, it would take her away from me. And I can't let that happen. Ever.
I stopped outside of her house and l turned to look at her. She was staring out the window, at her house. As if sensing me looking at her, she turned her head to look at me then made a move to open the door but I grabbed her hand.
I leaned in close, "I will shoot Brian's brains out if he touches you," I told her.
Surprisingly, she smiled, "His name is Bryant,"
I smiled back, "I know," I leaned in to kiss her softly, something I would've never done with any girl before her. But Bella was so small and soft, I feel like she could break if I'd apply a little too much pressure.
Then she left. I watched as she walked to her house. Her dad opened the door and pulled her inside. He stood there staring at me for a while, but after realizing that I wasn't going to break away, he went inside and closed the door.
I rolled my eyes at his immature behavior and drove myself home. Further away from Bella.
I ignored my father's calls as I made my way up to my bedroom and locked myself up there for the rest of the night.
I woke up to hear frantic knocks at my bedroom's door. I opened it to find my mom with a wild expression on her face. She barged in and locked the door.
"Mom?" She pulled me to my bed and sat us both down.
"You can't marry Bryant Bella, you can't." She said, shaking her head.
I sighed, "I know mom. I won't."
"Your dad won't listen! He's going to do whatever he wants and you know it."
Tears sprung in my eyes at my horrible excuse of life. "Then what do I do mom?" I begged her to give me an answer.
She looked my straight in the eye and said, "Run away."
I stared at her as if she was crazy. And maybe she was. "What?"
"Run away with me. I'll run with you. We'll take Addi and Jason too. We'll figure something out and I mean…It can't be that hard...right?"
I shook my head, "We can't run away from everything mom. I wish, but it doesn't work that way."
Mom looked away and stared into distance. A few minutes later she sighed softly and nodded her head. And without saying a word, she got up and walked out of my bedroom.
Edward drove me somewhere after school. He grabbed me and forced me into his car. He kept driving and driving, while holding my hand and had a smile on his face.
I stared at him as if he was someone else. He seemed like it. "You seem happy today," I said aloud.
He glanced at me and his smile grew, "So? Am I not allowed to be happy?"
I rolled my eyes at his answer and turned away. The car soon stopped. I looked around and saw a bunch of trees. I remembered that this was the way to his "meadow".
"Why are we here?"
He shrugged and pulled me further into the woods.
Soon we were in his special meadow. He pulled me down to the grass. He caressed my cheek and then leaned forward to kiss me. His kisses were really soft now. And so were his touches. As if they had some sort of feelings in them. But I knew that was impossible. Edward wasn't capable of all that stuff. He never could be.
He pulled away and rested his forehead against mine. Then he laid down on the grass and pulled me to him, resting my head on his chest. I could hear his heart beating. And it was beating fast.
"When do you want to go home?" He asked me.
I sighed; feeling just perfect here and not wanting to think about home at all. "Never," I answered honestly. Edward's chest rumbled. He was chuckling.
I don't know how long we stayed here. Edward asked my random questions at random times and I kept answering them. I, however, wasn't allowed to ask him anything because he refused to answer or would just ask me something in return. But he never answered anything.
It started getting dark when Edward sat up, hesitantly, I might add.
"Come on," He pulled me up and took me to his car. We then stopped in front of a movie theater.
"Why are we here?" I asked him.
"Do you want to go home?" He asked me. I looked at the time on the dashboard. It was 7:30pm. I shook my head. He smirked and got out and opened my door.
"What movie are we watching?"
He shrugged, "Whatever you want to watch." He leaned in to kiss my neck. I shivered inside. This was not Edward. He was different. He was too…sweet.
I chose a movie and Edward bought popcorn, coke, and a lot of candies for me. We sat all the way in the back. I enjoyed the movie; it had been a long time since I've enjoyed myself so much. It was so relaxing and a nice change.
When the movie ended, I turned to see Edward looking at me. He looked away and got up to leave. When we were outside he asked if I wanted to play in the arcade room. And of course I did. Edward and I played just about every game. And somehow, I was winning.
It was late now. Very late. But we weren't done yet. Edward took me out to dinner. We sat there in a restaurant and he made me order whatever I wanted. I didn't even get to most dishes which made me sad. Edward wanted to pack it for me but I didn't want to take it home.
Finally it was time to go home.
But the good thing was that it started all over again for everyday of the week. I spent just about the whole day everyday with Edward. He took me to his loft, which wasn't so scary anymore. He took me out to eat, to shop, to watch movies. I had so much fun. But I was curious as to why he was spending so much time with me.
I, on the other hand, really liked the change in Edward. It was miraculous. I saw this other part of him and I loved it. I wanted him to stay this way but there was a part of me that knew it wasn't forever. I still remember how he'd promised to ruin me. How he's used girls, killed people, and threatened me and my family. He's made my life absolutely hell here. But somehow, I was slowly forgetting all that. As if he had hypnotized me into forgetting everything.
Edward pulled up to my house. We sat there for a while, taking in the silence. It was comforting. He suddenly but softly grabbed my hand. He laid something in my hand. I stared at the box before looking up at him.
"What is this?"
He smiled, "Open it,"
I opened it. And I saw the most beautiful thing ever. It was the golden bracelet I fell in love with while shopping with Edward.
I gasped. "Edward…"
He took the bracelet out and put it around my wrist. I looked stunning. I looked up at him. But all he did was leaned closer and kissed me softly.
AN: Hope you guys liked this chapter! The next one is going to have more Edward and Bella all romantic together but it will have a turning point I have been waiting to get to since this story started so I just can't wait! Please review, your reviews are what make me want to write.
Thanks again everyone!