Hello everyone! So, I endured my very first week of high school!!! =). So, in celebration, I'm updating.
Now, I have to explain a little bit, just because I do, that I'm not going to start where the prologue left off or even when Bella was remembering. Instead, I'm going to backtrack a little bit, not as much as freshman…. But not till the point when our dear little tragedy strikes. Let's see how this all happened, shall we???
Chapter 1- Forever can only be one day
"Mmmm…" I heard myself mutter against Edward's lips. They were pressed onto mine and he wasn't holding back like he normally did. As he slowly pulled me onto the bed, I soon realized where he was headed.
"No, Edward, stop," I mumbled into his hard chest.
"Why?" His smile could be seen even in the darkness of my bedroom.
"It's not right. Charlie…." Charlie was my dad for all extensive purposes. My mother, Renee was never home, always on business.
"What Charlie doesn't know can't hurt him." He muttered, his voice playful and longing.
"Bella, what if this was my last day with you? What if something happened tomorrow that would force us to stay away from each other?" Edward's voice was raw, uncovered and it frightened me.
I was taken aback. What was Edward saying? I couldn't bring myself to understand. I heard my heart pounding against my chest. "Nothing can keep us apart," I murmured.
I heard Edward intake a breath. "I love you, you know that?" He said, as he changed the subject.
I laughed. "I love you too."
"But… I better start getting home. I have a few things to do before school tomorrow morning… and that includes homework."
I bit my lip. "You lied to me, didn't you? You said you already did your homework…. But still, I'm sorry. I know how your father is strict on that."
Edward chuckled in the darkness. "You know that barely made any sense?" I felt him pull me into his arms. "My father works the late shift tonight and I already told him my homework was completed before coming here, so you shouldn't be apologizing. And my mother on the other hand, wouldn't mind me staying out…. Say until morning?"
I shook my head. "No. You should go home," I tried to make it as convincing as possible. But I was confused. Didn't he just say that he should be going home? "I wouldn't want to jeopardize that football scholarship." I smiled, trying not to bring the confusion into my voice. I was lucky it was dark. My face was sure to give it away.
"Listen to me, its late. And besides I have cheer practice tomorrow morning at 6. I kind of need some sleep to be able to direct the entire team…" I added as I saw the shadow of Edward on my wall open his mouth to speak.
"Would you of ever thought, that in our junior year you would have made Head Cheerleader and I star quarter back?" He came up with, though somehow I knew that wasn't what he was planning on saying.
"I don't really know," I said watching as Edward climbed into my second story window's ledge, and jumped to the tree that was next to it.
With the winds breeze, I heard a goodbye that came off of his lips as he disappeared.
And little did I know that really was the last day of our perfect lives. Everything happens for a reason. But, why wasn't it, that I didn't follow my heart for a change?
My life was sad and confusing, all the time. I always knew my parents weren't what they said they were. Who knew I would've been so right at guessing?
Unwillingly, as I crawled down Bella's tree near her bedroom window, I noticed a figure roaming around the bushes.
"Alice!" I whispered, as I ran over to where she was. "What are you doing here?"
"I was waiting for you," Alice said, pulling out the branches in her hair. "And…meanwhile I was practicing my stealth to kill time..."
I groaned. "Alice, no one knows about Bella and I, right?"
"Oh, I don't know, Edward. I mean you've been dating since freshman year. That's hardly a secret you can keep from say, the entire school."
I glared coldly into the eyes of my sister. I hated my life. I hated what I was forced to do, and knowing what was going to happen next.
"That's hardly what I mean, Alice. The counsel, have they found out anything yet?"
"Are you referring to the fact that you're not dating just an ordinary human?"
I sighed. "Look, Alice, I really don't have time for this…."
Alice glared at me. "Your answer is no. But, I do have a question for you, that is if I'm important enough that you can take time out of your busy schedule to answer."
"Its midnight, Alice, I have practice tomorrow, you know that. And not football, if that's what is going to come out of your mouth next."
"But you do have football tomorrow," Alice smiled.
"Fine. Ask me your question so I can get some sleep," I knew though that I wasn't going to be able to sleep tonight. My mind would be too filled with thoughts of Bella. Ever since I found out who she was, I've worried with every bone in my body, that we were never going to be able to be together. It wasn't the worry that antagonized me, I mean, I already knew the answer… But it was the fact that I was going to have to give up the love of my life and a piece of my heart, just because of some damn rules I had to abide by.
"Bella," Alice said, placing a hand on my shoulder, and turning me to face her. I hadn't noticed that I moved. "Does she know yet? Has she realized what she is?"
"As far as I know, the answer is no. Her kind train their people later than we do. But if it hasn't happened yet, then I presume that it will happen quite soon. And when Bella finds out what she is, how will she not give in to the rules of the Salem?"
"Bella won't, Edward. She loves you. But you know the rules. And the counsel is going to find out sooner or later. I'm not only talking about our counsel. The head Salem counsel is bound to find out sooner or later… and then even if the punishment is minimal, you know what at least the outcome will be."
"Where are you heading, Alice?" I asked, as we stopped in the front of our house.
"I'm saying, Edward, that you need to think of something fast. This is coming from me as your sister. But whatever you do, you need to follow your heart. I don't know how everything is going to end up, but as long as you're happy that's all that matters right?"
"We can never be happy."
I walked into my house after Alice, and after a discreet goodnight, I went into my bedroom and laid down in the clothes I was wearing. Staring up at the ceiling, I tried to forget everything that has ever happened to me in my life. It was like I was followed by a constant shadow everywhere I went. And then I met Bella. Ah… Bella.
I sighed, closing my eyelids. There, in darkness I saw Bella's face lightened up with a smile. And as I dozed off into sleep, my dreams reminded me of everything that I was trying not to think of.
How now was I supposed to sleep with everything that just happened tonight??
Wow! Confusing, huh? Yeah, its even confusing for me to write. But don't worry! Its supposed to be confusing. Salems and Sinists are all part of the story and will be explained later. Just like everything else!
But… the only way to find out everything and for everything to finally be explained, you'll have to review!! I only received one review last post, and I'm looking for more! I have cookies… =).
Please feel free to PM me with any questions. I can't guarantee an answer, but I may be able to answer. Also, I take constructive critique. Bear in mind, that when I write, I'm normally tired, and that's not an excuse but it explains things.
Yayyy!!! Its feels good to finish a chapter!!
Until the next,