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A/N: So as I promised, here is the end of the week's update. The semester's up and my load has lessened considerably so I think I might be able to update more. Except, that I still need to tie loose ends for this story :)

But don't let me hold you guys back, I hope you enjoy Chapter 20... on with it!


Chapter 20:

"W-what?" I choked out, not believing my ears.

"I have been in love with you since the first week that you came here. Of course, I couldn't do anything about it. I would have settled with taking care of you. But I love you too much." He told me sincerely and I felt the tears spill over when he pulled me close and pressed his lips against mine.

"But you said you liked me. As a sister," I gasped, shaking my head and still wondering if this was really real. Was this possible?

That Edward could love me back?

"No. I was trying to tell you that I loved you but thought better of it. I didn't want to rush your feelings if you didn't love me back or even like me like that. I just," he groaned, unable to continue.

"I don't want you to hold your feelings back from me Edward," I said, grabbing his face in my hands. He smiled crookedly at me and I smiled back.

"I won't," he shook his head and pulled me close, kissing my forehead.

I smiled and leaned up to kiss his chin.

"Come on," he prodded and we walked inside the house hand in hand. He prepared me a sandwhich to eat before he pulled me along to the piano room.

"What are we doing here?" I asked him, confused.

"I heard you the other day. You... Bella, I don't have the words," he said with a smile as I blushed profusely.

"Sing for me. Please," he looked at me pleadingly. I raised an eyebrow at him and sat down at the piano bench with him, thinking of some songs that would be good to sing. This would be the first time that I would sing to Edward.

I smiled to myself and gave it some more thought.

"There's no pressure, Bella. I'm not picky. Please. I just want to hear your voice." He said and I snorted but smiled, grateful for his considerate words.

I'm holding onto white balloons

Up against a sky of doom

Tell me you see them

Cause what's inside of me is invisible to most

Even in clear view

I'm sending out a signal to the possibility of you

Cause right at this moment

I know you're connected to a part of me

But I don't even know myself

The changes in my

Are likely to be in the weather

Stormy and clear, strength into fear

Bound together

But I'll break my silence

If I believe that you and me

could ever be more

Than just what's behind us

I tried and left

They came and went

I got rejected out again

But no one believes me

I've worn a hundred faces

Of the character replacements

And now

Nobody sees me

The changes in me

Are likely to be in the weather

Cloudy at best...

Angels lift me

Are you with me?

I'm holding onto you like I'm holding onto white balloons

Carry me away

I hope that you don't break

Angels lift me

Are you with me?

I'm holding onto you like I'm holding onto white balloons

Carry me away

I hope that you don't break

I hope that you don't break

Don't break

Cause what's inside of me

Is invisible to most

Even in clear view

"Why didn't you tell us you could sing like that?" Rosalie's voice startled me. I whirled around, startled to see all of the Cullens gathered at the doorway of the piano room.

I blushed.

"I've been practicing," I said quietly. "I wanted to sing with Edward at the showcase."

They all turned to look at Edward but he was looking at me with wide eyes and something that looked like awe in his expression.

"So you were just going to catch him off guard?" Emmett asked me, smiling widely.

"That was the plan," I nodded. He snickered and grinned.

"It would've been an awesome surprise," Carlisle said and I chuckled. "So, what brought this on?"

"I asked her to sing," Edward said when I blushed.

"But wait. How did you know?" Alice asked, looking between the both of us suspiciously.

"Its complicated," Edward and I said at the same time, not really want to get to talking about Ryan.

"Does it have to do with your boyfriend?" Jasper asked me and I frowned at him when everyone whipped their heads around to look at me with wide eyes except for Edward.

"He's not my boyfriend," I said, shaking my head at him.

"That's not what he said." Jazz protested.

"Again, its complicated." I said and they all looked at me curiously except for Alice. She smiled and squealed suddenly before hugging me tightly.

"I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!" she repeated over and over again and she pulled me in her arms, hugging me tightly and nearly squeazing my breath out of me.

"What? What are we missing?" Carlisle asked, looking between us as I blushed.

My face darkened when I felt his presence behind me. And then Edward was wrapping his arms around me.

"We're together," he said simply.

"Yes! Finally!" Rose shouted and tackled me down in a hug and catching me off guard.

"This is awesome! When did this happen?" Emmett asked us as he hugged Edward with Jasper and Alice. And then they all moved in on me. I laughed as they all hugged me at once.

"Well, technically last week but..." Edward trailed off, not knowing how to continue.

"We had a misunderstanding," I finished and he smiled at me.

They congratulated us and we eventually settled down. And then we realized that Esme and Carlisle were standing in shock at the doorway, looking between me and Edward with wary eyes.

"Why are you guys quiet? This is good news," Alice whined.

We watched as they shared a look before frowning and turning to me.

"We're going to have to talk to Scott about this," Carlisle said grimly. My smile almost immediately fell off of my face at his words.

One thing that Scott had tried to keep me out of was a relationship. He told me that he was afraid that someone would use me for what I would be inheriting in a few short months rather than getting to know me. He'd fended off guys for years now and had been more of an overprotective brother than anything.

And knowing Scott, he'd probably think the worst of Edward and demand for me to move. Or he would probably transfer me to another school. Or he would come and pick me up. Or he would forbid me from seeing Edward.

"Bella, love?" Edward's worried voice was faint and I realized that I wasn't getting enough air. I couldn't breathe.

And if this was how I felt now, I couldn't imagine being away from Edward.

"Bella, we'll be fine. Scott will be fine. I'll talk to him. Don't worry," Edward said, grabbing my arms and pulling me into a hug.

"N-no," I shook my head frantically. "H-he'll m-make m-m-me m-move!" I gasped.

"No, he won't love. Everything will be fine." He said. And the tone of uncertainty had me breathing harder. And as I began to hear Carlisle's frantic voice, black spots began to appear in my line of vision.

Oh shit.


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