Chapter 7


I was worried that Alice was unable to see who was at the door. Their thoughts were blocked to me as well. This was not a good sign, there was no way it was a Fed Ex delivery at the door.

Don't worry bro, Jazz and I will keep her safe. I could hear from Emmett.

At least I could still hear my family.

I was fearful for Bella's safety. It was highly likely the person at the door was connected with the Volturi, and that could only mean trouble. I opened the door and it was immediately apparent the man at the door was from Volterra, and his crimson eyes were proof that he was a danger to Bella.

"Edward Cullen?" He asked, only looking at me.

"Yes, that's me. What can I help you with?"

"Aro sent me to give you this. You left in such a hurry after the auction last night, he did not have a chance to give it to you." He said as he handed me an envelope.

His eyes drifted towards the others behind me. I kept trying to see into his mind, but there was still a block. He looked past Emmett and focused in on Bella. And as if a dam had broken, his thoughts came poring out.

Oh, she is tasty. Aro will have to let me have a crack at her before they send her back to the auction block. I could control myself… well maybe not. That scent is so enticing, and I bet it smells even better when she is scared….. or aroused.

I could hear and feel Jasper trying to control the hate coming off of the vampire, but he was not succeeding, it was too strong. He was unable to handle the emotion and was broadcasting it through the room.

Oh Edward, one word from you and I will tear his head off. Emmett growled in his mind.

"I'm Felix by the way," He offered his hand but I ignored it, giving him only a nod.

"Well, I hope to see you again," he said with a wink towards Bella.

"I wouldn't count on it," I responded, slamming the door in his face.

I held the envelope, dreading the information it contained. I could tell from his thoughts that the Volturi wanted Bella back to auction her off again. I was only wondering how they thought they would accomplish that, I won her outright.

"What's going on? Why couldn't Alice see him? Why did he hate me so much? What is in the envelope?" Bella rattled off. I could tell she was trying to make sense of what was happening.

I threw the package down on the table and turned to her, grabbing her arms. I took a second to appreciate how delicate she was, and my rage surfaced again, thinking about what Felix had planned for my precious girl.

"I'm not sure why Alice could not see him Bella. His thoughts were hard for me to read until he looked at you, then they..." I stopped, worried if I said those things aloud I would scare her more then she already was. She had become such a large part of my life in such a short period of time. I was not sure I would survive if she were to be taken from me.

Son you are scaring her. You must get yourself under control. You are hurting her. I faintly heard Carlisle's thoughts breaking through my distress.

"Let her go now son, she is fine." I head him say aloud. I dropped my hands, but could not tear my eyes from her. I could only hope the emotions I could see reflected in her eyes were the same I was feeling. I would fight to the end to keep her safe.