"It's a good thing you're to bulletproof." I sighed. "I'm going need that ring. It's time to tell Charlie."

He laughed at the expression on my face. "Highly dangerous," he agreed. He laughed again and he reached into the pocket of his jeans. "But at least there's no need for a side trip."

He once again slid my ring into place on the third ring of my left hand.

Where it would stay- conceivably for the rest of eternity. (As you can notice, I took this from the second to the last chapter of Eclipse.)

He let my hand go and I looked at the ring for a while. He watched me as I walked carefully to the edge of the meadow. I turned back to face him.

"Can you get me some of those freesias we passed by before we go back to Charlie?" I asked him with a smile.

"Sure. Don't move," he said before going.

I waited for him to come back and I followed what he said. But I got tired of standing so I sat on the ground at the same spot. I looked at the water and saw something moving there. It was an animal, with a fish tail and, hair? Something was not right.

I wrote on the ground with a rock. Mermaids. I heard it sing then so I listened.

"Charlie, Renee, give back what you took. Or else the world will pay the price of your long ago deed." The mermaid sang.

I wrote on the ground again. Charlie and Renee know something. I didn't know why I was writing this but I did.

The mermaid seemed to notice my presence because she suddenly looked up. I hid but it jumped from its spot, jumping so high that she landed a few inches from me. I stood up, getting ready to fend for myself if needed while wondering why Edward was taking so long with the freesias.

"I have found you at last," the mermaid said. She was fast though I didn't know how she moved but she had one of my hands behind me in a flash while her other hand held my neck. Edward suddenly picked the time to show up with the freesias.

"Bella," was his first reaction. Then he turned to mermaid. "Get away from her." He said, dropping the flowers.

"She does not belong with you." The mermaid spit back. I didn't notice before but she can stand on her tail. "She belongs with us."

"Let her go or else…" Edward attempted threatening.

"Or else what?" The mermaid cut in. Her fingers digging into my skin. I gasped in pain. "You, boy, are in no position to pose a threat. Let us go and I assure you, the princess will be safe with us."

"Edward."I gasped. "Let us go now."

"But Bella…" Edward had found his voice again.

"Not every moment is a solution." I said as I struggled to breath. "Now may be the lock but find the answers first."


"The soil holds the key to your answers." I said, looking pointedly at the ground at my feet.

"Okay." Edward said, looking at the mermaid. He raised his hands in surrender. "Okay. You can have her… For now. I'll come and get you. I swear I will."

"I'll be waiting. Hurry." I said before the mermaid jumped back to the water. I closed my eyes and waited for the choking feeling I was about to fell which was drowning but it never came. I opened my eyes to see that we were already moving. And I could breathe in the water.

A/N: Hey. If you don't like this story, try my other ones. Bella's Key, Lost Memories and Hiding with Death.