Life was easy when you could wheedle your way around life. It's not like I could get hurt driving at 200 miles in a Vanquish. It wasn't raining today in Forks, but it was very foggy. My vision was still far better than perfect though.

I let my foot inch down on the accelerator and watched as the little needle ease up to 230. Bella didn't want to come with me on my driving trip. Even as a vampire, she was scared of the speed. Nessie was having too much fun with Wolf Boy to even notice me. All she did was nudge my face with her little hand and push me away. I sighed. My little girl was growing up so fast.

I was surprisingly listening to the radio. It wasn't even a good station.

Come on skinny love just last the year
Pour a little salt we were never here
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Staring at the sink of blood and crushed veneer

I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Right in the moment this order's tall

I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
In the morning I'll be with you
But it will be a different "kind"
I'll be holding all the tickets
And you'll be owning all the fines

Come on skinny love what happened here
Suckle on the hope in lite brassiere
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
Sullen load is full; so slow on the split

I told you to be patient
I told you to be fine
I told you to be balanced
I told you to be kind
Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?
Now I'm breaking at the britches
And at the end of all your lines

Who will love you?
Who will fight?
Who will fall far behind?

But they were playing a great song. Maybe they changed the DJ. I thought of all the strange things that could've happened to this used to be upbeat, hip hop station.

I knew I shouldn't be driving like this; it was even faster than what I would normally do. I imagined human Bella screaming at the top of her lungs, begging me to slow down. I looked at my steering wheel to cover my laughter even though I was alone.

Then a shadow suddenly appeared in front of me and before I knew it, I hit the unknown object. I quickly got out of my car and, just like I expected, it was a human. I breathed slowly, trying to get used to the scent.

I had no idea I was already back in town. When did I turn around on the highway? I would've thought I was in Vancouver already.

My hand slid to my pocket to retrieve my cell phone. The phone practically dialled itself.

"Forks hospital, how may I help you?" the receptionist asked.

"Dr. Carlisle Cullen, please," I said urgently while checking the man's pulse.

"One moment."

"Make it snappy, I'm in a hurry," I urged and held my breath.

"Edward, what is it?" Carlisle said. I could hear rustling paper in the background.

"I was driving too fast, and fog blocked my vision, and I didn't know I was in the town again, and I hit someone. I'm sorry," I burst.


"I'm sorry, I'm sorry! Now please come help, Carlisle. You can get mad at me later."

"I'm not mad. I'm just… Okay, I'll be there in a second." And then the line went dead.

"I am in so much trouble," I moaned to myself as I put my hand on my eyes.

I used my basic medical skills to keep the man breathing. No matter what I did, his heart rate didn't get back to normal. I took off my shirt to wrap up his major wound, which was unfortunately on his head. My fingers ran through the locks that covered my head, clearly stressed.

"Sorry I took so long," Carlisle suddenly appeared, "I was running out of excuses. You boys make my life very difficult."

"I checked his pulse, tried to get him breathing normally, made a tourniquet on his leg…"

"You tried. I'm going to run back to the hospital and see if I can fix him up. You can get back to the house and we'll have a talk later. Some privacy, please, Edward." He patted me on the shoulder, picked up the injured man and ran back to the hospital.

I was so getting it tonight. Was I supposed to give Nessie to Jacob for a couple of hours alone? What was I going to say to Bella?

My phone started buzzing.

"Hey Alice."

"Why do I see your daughter getting shipped off alone to Mr Doggy's house?"



"Didn't you see me speeding?"

"You're always speeding," she said matter of factly.

"Alice, please understand. I hit someone."

"Damn it, Edward! What is wrong with you?"

"You can scream at me when I get home." I hung up.

I got back into my car and drove home at 50 miles per hour. Better play it safe. I wasn't the only one getting into a whole lot of trouble lately. Em and Jazz were both rebelling unconsciously, too.

When I got back, Alice, Bella and my baby daughter were sitting on the couch, talking.

"Just tell me now!" Bella pleaded.

Edward, why don't you deliver Ness to Jake's right now? Your future's not looking so bright right now, and this little monster is extremely smart. What are the odds that the minute Carlisle steps into the house you ship her off? Alice said in her mind.

I nodded and said to Bella, "Honey, I'm going to bring Ness to Jacob's place. They're going to end up together anyway, right?" I joked. Alice just put her head in her hands and shook her head.

"I thought you were good at lying, Edward! You're not even decent anymore! It's your entire fault Bells."

"C'mon Renesme. Don't you want to see Jakey-Wakey?" I said while picking her up. She just giggled.

"Since when did you and Jacob become such good friends that you gave him a bet name? Jakey-Wakey?"

"Don't tell him I said that," I glared at Alice. "See you later, Bells." I kissed the top of her head and walked out the door.

As the door shut, Bella started questioning again.

"What's going to happen tonight? Just tell me, Alice!"

Alice… I said in my head.