Bella's point of view

Edward walked to the door and opened it.

"Everybody out." He snapped. I shuffled along sneakily with the others.

"Not you." He said and grabbed my arm.

I sighed and stepped back into the room.

He slammed the door shut and stood staring at it for a few seconds.

"Sit." He pointed to the bed.

I sat and pursed my lips.

"Isabella-"Oh this is not good. "What the hell were you thinking?!"


"No ill tell you. You weren't thinking! Or else you wouldn't have gone along and met with him!"

"Emmett was with me." I said quietly.

He turned to me with fuming eyes. He looked so mad that I had to look away.

"And I should trust Emmett with you?! The paparazzi are out everywhere the last thing we need is for you to go out alone. Yes, Emmett may be our bodyguard but I am responsible for protecting you because you are my wife! You went out and met James! James! Of all people!! Damnit Bella!"

He stood above my spot on the bed his chest heaving. I stared at my wringing hands while he calmed down. Unfortunately, I started crying. I really hated myself when I made him mad at me, and the, you know, yelling didn't help.

Tears fell onto my palms and I wiped them away with a sniff.

His breath hitched and a small groan came from him.

Edward got on his knees in front of me and pulled me so both my knees were pressed to his chest.

He took my face in his hands.

"I worry about you, Bella."

"You don't need to." I sniffed.

"Sweetheart it doesn't matter if I need to or don't need to. I worry about you 24/7 I can't help it. It's my nature because I love you so much. More than anything." His voice was as soft as a feather now; he brushed some hair away from my face.

"I'm sorry." I cried.

"He just – god! He is so terrible! Horrible! I can't stand him, I can't stand the way he looks at me, and I can't stand the way he always makes little comments about how is going to get me in bed-"

Edward sighed heavily.

"Don't you even say 'just ignore him' because you know damn well that it doesn't!" I snapped.

"No, no your right it doesn't work. We both know that very well."

"But, love, you are a little small to be dealing with men his size. No matter what he says about me or you or anybody else."

"I know." I cried. I didn't like feeling small and vulnerable.

He wrapped his big strong arms around me tightly and held me to his chest.

"Shh. Don't cry. He's not worth crying for. Your crying angry tears aren't you?"

I shook my head yes.

"Ah, see how well I know my girl?"

He kissed my nose then wiped at my tears again and again.

I giggled but pushed him away. I didn't want to laugh right now.

"Aw, see look at the gorgeous smile." He cooed and touched the corner of my mouth.

"Stop it." I said and slapped his hand away.

"Looky, the Isabella Cullen is a smiling beauty." He kept cooing me and poking me.

"Stop." I laughed and smacked his chest.

"Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn." He tsked and kissed my hair.

"Your stubborn too." I grumbled.

"Yeah." He sighed dramatically.

"Maybe that's why we go so well together. That or because we are totally completely irresistably in

Love with each other."

"I think its both." I smiled and he leant down to kiss my lips softly.

"Yeah, maybe." He smiled and kissed me again.

Tonight was our last night here, and then we could go to the beach tomorrow! I was so excited.

This was the night where we would sing in front of the big luminescent guitar in front of the Hard Rock.

Edward and I were performing our song 'Always'.

"Edward where are my shoes?" I whined from the bathroom.

"Bella we took the liberty of buying you new shoes to where tonight." Rose said and pushed the door shut. I gulped.

"Um, that's great?"

"Shut up." Alice rolled her eyes. She took out a long pair of leather boots and slipped them on me.

They went up to my high mid thigh and we leather and skin tight.

"Oh, shit you look hot." Rose whistled as I walked out the bathroom in my short black leather shorts and white and black strapless corset.

"I better not fall in these boots."

Edward walked into the bedroom and his mouth dropped.

"Oh hellllllll no."

I dropped my face into a pout.

"Oh hell yes!" Rose snapped.

"You can't just pout and expect me to give you what you want." Edward retorted.

I made my lower lip tremble. I could see that he could see that he was losing.

"How come I never get to win?!"

"Because she's hotter than you." Emmett laughed.

"That's not true! He's very cute." I saw and patted Edwards's cheek.

He grumbled and led me outside. As we walked through the casino all the games were mesmerizing.

"It's like computer heaven." Jasper said in awe.

"Nerd." I snorted.

He shoved me from behind. I unlaced my hand from Edwards and turned to glare at him.

"Walk Shorty." Emmett said and patted my head.

"Assholes." I muttered and wrapped an arm around Edwards back, resting my hand on his shoulder blade.

"Ignore them Shorty." Edward chuckled.

"I will smack you."

"I know."

He wiggled his eyebrows and pulled me into his side.

All eyes were on us, the Hard Rock was filled with people of all ages.

We walked outside and it was already dark outside, lights of all colors were twisting around on the stage that was set up in the parking lot.

Paparazzi were all over taking snapshots. There over 1000 people supposed to be here. It sure as hell looked like it.

"Wow. Who knew that many people could fit in a parking lot?" Alice sighed as we walked into the make shift backstage.

We watched several performers then we were on.

As Edward and I took place on stage there were black and red lights flicking like strobe lights all over us and the audience.

The music came on and Edward winked at me.

(Edward = Bold. Bella = Italics. Both = Both.)

I hear, a voice say "Don't be so blind"
It's telling me all of these things
That you would probably hide!

Am I your one and only desire?

Am I the reason you breathe,
Or am I the reason you cry?

Always, always, always,
Always, always, always

I just can't live without you!

I love you!
I hate you!
I can't get around you!
I breathe you,
I taste you!
I can't live without you!
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you!

(Done with you, done with you, done with you, done with you, done with you)

I feel, like you don't want me around
I guess I'll pack all my things
I guess I'll see you around
It's all, been bottled up till now
As I walk out your door
All I can hear is the sound!

Halfway through the song it started raining! I looked at Edward incredously and he laughed.

Always, always, always,
Always, always, always

I just can't live without you!

I love you,
I hate you,
I can't get around you!
I breathe you,
I taste you,
I can't live without you!
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you.

I love you,
I hate you,
I can't live without you.

I wrap my hand around your heart,
Why would you tear my world apart?

Always, always, always, always.

I see, the blood all over your hands
Does it make you feel, more like a man?

Was it all, just a part of your plan?
The pistol's shakin' in my hands
And all I hear is the sound!

I love you,
I hate you,
I can't live around you!
I breathe you,
I taste you,
I can't live without you!
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you.

I love you,
I hate you,
I can't live without you!

I love you,
I hate you,
I can't live without you.
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I pick myself off the floor,
And now I'm done with you.


We were both a little sweaty at the end but the rain helped.

My ears hurt from all the screaming of our fans. But I felt so good after performing with Edward.

"Wow you guys rocked." Alice grinned shielding her eyes from the rain.

"I hope so." Edward said and wrapped an arm around me.

I leaned up and kissed him.

"I'm all wet." I pouted.

He took his jacket that he left backstage and wrapped it around me.

"Thank you." I giggled and kissed him again, longer and gentler.

"Yuck." Emmett groaned.

"Shut up." Rose rolled her eyes and dragged him away.

For the rest of the night Edward and I danced to each of the songs and we were never further than arms length of each other.

"I'll be right back." Edward said in my ear while Kesha was performing.

"Wait! Where are you going?" I shouted.

"You'll see." And he walked away and disappeared into the crowd.

I rolled my eyes and went to turn to find Alice and Rose but of course I had to bump into somebody.

"Oh I'm so sor-" I looked up and gasped. I knew that face. I could never forget it. And I never wanted to see it again.

"Oh god." My hand flew to my mouth.

"Hello Isabella." Rick said.

(If you don't remember Rick is the douche that was Bella's boyfriend when she was racing and the video got put on YouTube. Just a little reminder.)

I stumbled backwards trying to get away from him. My eyes were wide and I was scared.

"Edward." My throat was tight and my words were barely audible.

"Bella wait Hun." He said and grabbed my wrist.

"Let me go." I whispered trying to pull free.

"I need to talk to you." He insisted.

"No!" I screamed and broke away from him. I ran.

"You know I'm sorry!" He shouted after me.

I looked all over back stage but couldn't find anybody I knew.

I felt a hand on my waist and jumped. I turned around and punched and kicked.

"Bella! Love! Stop!" Edward grabbed my shoulders and looked into my red eyes.

"Edward we have to go!"

"Bella? What? What's wrong?"

"We have to go!" I screamed.

He pulled my close trying to restrain me.

"Whoa. What's going on?!" Rose said when she saw me scared to death.

"I don't know. I left for two minutes."

I pulled myself away from Edward and stuttered out my words.

"We-have-to…go! Please!" I begged and pulled on my hair.

"Bella Hun?" Alice asked and felt my forehead.

"Don't call me that!" I screeched and stalked off to the hotel.

"Bella!" Edward caught up with me and tried to stop me but I pushed him away and got into the private elevator.

It shut in their faces and I was alone with Edward in there.

I was shaking rapidly and I rocked myself back and forth.

Edwards point of view.

What was going on? As soon as the elevator opened Bella ran into the hotel room, straight into the bathroom and vomited in the toilet for 5 minutes straight.

"Bella?" I asked worried as I lifted the hair out of her face.

She let out this strange cry and puked again. She kept gasping and telling me not to let 'him' hurt her.

Alice and Rose burst through the door and gasped.

Rose got a wet towel and patted Bella's head as she laid back on me.

"We saw someone outside." Alice said discreetly to me.


I looked down to Bella and her head rolled from the side and her eyes closed.


"She's sleeping." Rose said.

"Bring her to the bed and we will tell you some things." Alice said with a tight jaw.

I swooped her in my arms and laid her gently on the bed with her head on my chest.

"We saw Rick outside."

I shook my head not understanding.

"Bella's ex. The one she refuses to talk about." Rose said.

"So…" I trailed off.

"She deathly afraid of him."


"Because he hurt her."

"You mean he broke up with her."

"No. He hurt her. Physically."

"No. " I shook my head unbelieving it.

"If anyone ever hurt her I would kill." I said bluntly.

I looked at Emmett and Jasper and they glanced down to Bella listening to Rose.

"They were dating for three weeks before he slapped her on the face-"

"Then everywhere else." Alice interrupted with a disgusted laugh.

"What are you talking about? I want to know everything now!"

Bella let out a sob in her sleep and I kissed her hair.

"Baby girl I'm here." I said and rubbed her back.

"They were dating in high school before Bella's career shot up." Alice whispered.

"She thought the slap in the face was the end of it, but he hit her harder and harder, anytime he was mad, no matter whom he was mad at."

"He wouldn't let her go out with us anymore. No movies, nothing, unless he was there. He was afraid that someone would see her and take her away from him."

I grinded my teeth together.

"You know that scar on her shoulder blade?" Rose asked.

I nodded looking at the wall.

"He took a knife to her one time."

I glanced at her sharply.

"You're not serious."' I growled.

"Oh hell no." Emmett stood up and went to the door Jasper behind him.

"Sit down you goofs." Alice laughed.

"He got really mad because she lied to him one night about doing homework, when she was really at my house." Rose said.

"It was after we first met and I had no idea." Rose started crying.

Emmett pulled her in his lap and rocked her.

"Why didn't she leave?!"

"Because he threatened her! He threatened to kill her if she left! If he couldn't have her nobody could." Alice bawled up her tiny fists and started silent crying.

"What a typical line." Emmett spat.

"So what happened?" I pressed.

"He got her with the knife, just a cut thank god. She finally told her dad and he got 3 to 5. Now he's effin b-back." Rose sniffed.

"That's why she kept saying ' don't let him hurt me '." I pursed my lips.

"Yeah…" Alice sighed.

"How long were they together?" Jasper asked.

"About a year."

"Goddamn!" Emmett growled.

"She was too afraid to leave. "

"So that's why she was crying and panicked, she must've saw him and ran." I said.

They nodded.

I sighed heavily. What had my baby gone through?

At about 3:30am Bella stirred and moaned.

The others were finally asleep and I just sat here thinking.

"Edward." Bella whimpered.

She flicked her eyes open and panicked again.

"Shh. Shh." I said and wiped her tears away. She kneeled between my legs looking like a doe in cars headlights.

"Hey." I said softly once she looked at me.

She braced her hands on my stomach and breathed out panic stricken short breaths.

"I saw him." She said to herself.

She looked at me confused.

"Did I? Did you see him?"

"I don't know what he looks like." I spoke carefully trying not to scare her.

He head drooped and she huffed.

"I did see him. He looks just the same. Only older."

She sounded like she was trying to convince herself.

"Bella I know what happened."

"Who told you?!" She growled. I looked over to the others.

"You weren't supposed to know." She moaned.

"Why not?"

"Because then you would think I'm worthless."

"What? Why would I ever think that?"

"A teenager who got beat the crap out of by her boyfriend in high school. Yes, what a high society class A woman." She snorted.

"I could never think you worthless, especially when you're worth everything in my world."

She didn't say anything.

"What happened out there?" I asked.

"I don't know. I just bumped into him. He said 'hello Isabella.' Like he used to do when he was trying to scare me."


"Then I tried to run away but he grabbed me. Told me 'Bella wait Hun' I told him to let me go but he said that he needed to talk to me, then I screamed no and ran to find you. I couldn't find you." She croaked the last sentence and started crying again.

I pulled her down on my chest and squished her tight.

"I'm sorry. Did he say anything else?"

"When I ran away he screamed 'you know I'm sorry!'."

"Sorry? About… what happened?"

"I guess. I don't know! I didn't want to even see him better yet talk to him!"

I looked over in the dark room at Alice and saw that her eyes and all the others were open and they were listening. Bella didn't seem to notice them.

"Were you in love with him?" I asked softly.

She sat back and looked at me.

"It was just a high school romance. Not even."

"Were you?"

"No. I was afraid of him. I've never been in love with anyone but you." She whimpered.

"Alright Shh." I wiped her smeared makeup off with the wet towel.

"The scar on your shoulder. That's from him?"

She nodded yes and shuddered.

"Never knew a knife could hurt so badly."

I winced.

"I love you Edward."

"I love you too. More than anything. And you know I would never hurt you, physically or I would try not to hurt you emotionally."

She nodded and smiled. Then I kissed her teary lips.

"Aw." We looked over at our friends and laughed.

We went home after the beach and Sophie almost choked me in a hug. She didn't want to be away from us all night, we all slept in the bed, her smushed between Bella and me.

Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I had never been in the mall that day.

If I would never have met the love of my life, Bella.

If we would never had Sophie. Our beautiful daughter, the spitting image of her mother.

If we never would have crossed paths would this have happened? I think somehow someway we would've met and this would've been our life no matter what.

I used to be just fond of my life. Now, I loved it. I love the main people in it. I loved my gorgeous innocent wife, and my cheese crazy little baby girl.

Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

Bella broke down all my walls, and she didn't even know it. The day I saw her eyes I knew I was in love.

"I love you." Bella said as she sat facing my on my lap.

"I love you too." I smiled.

"How much do you love me?"

She positioned herself so she was straddling my waist.

"A lot more than you will ever know."

"Tell me." She said with her arms around my neck twisting a piece of my hair in her fingers.

"I love you so much that I will fight for you, compromise for you, and sacrifice myself for you is I need be. Enough to miss you incredibly when were apart, no matter what length of time it's for and regardless of the distance. Enough to believe in our relationship, to stand by it through the worst of times, to have faith in our strength as a couple, and to never give up on us. Enough to spend the rest of my life with you, be there for me when you need or want me, and never, ever want to leave you or live without you. I love you so much."

I repeated those same lines that I said on our anniversary and we were by the waterfall at night. The night she said she would want a marriage and children with Me.(Ch. 6)

She leant down and kissed me with her soft pink lips.

We broke apart when we heard giggling. We both turned our heads but didn't move away from each other.

Sophie was sitting on the couch watching big bird with a piece of cheese melting in her tiny hands.

"Damn big bird." I murmured and pressed my lips to Bella's again.

So… I must explain why this update took so long.

I started it about last week. I didn't know how to write it because sadly it is the last chapter.

There will possible an epilogue. If I get a really good Idea for it. I was thinking maybe a talk show- has a really cute Sophie and Edward part. Or another awards – has more involving James. Or any other idea you can help me with. If I do the talk show one, I need questions for the loving couple! SO HELP!


-Polka-dots-4-infinity!! XD