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Chapter 7: Revelations
Now I knew that this may be impossible. I know that Edward would probably go against this and I could possibly be grounded for life. That's why I didn't tell anybody.
I knew that Amanda was hiding something, just not what. I sat in my car pondering this and sighed.
Was I willing to take the risks? I asked myself. But I knew the answer.
Yes I was.
I got out of my car and locked it.
I went into the library. I smiled at the librarian and went on the computer.
I opened the Internet and typed in Rape and Kidnapping of Bailey Hardwyl. Mr. Molina said to research this case.
I started reading slowly.
"Bailey Hardwyl was kidnapped January 1st from Manhattan, New York in 1997. She was found 6 months later raped and brutally attacked. Her alleged kidnapper was Gary Hart and Melissa Morcansano was charged with accessory.
Hart was driving by Hardwyl's Manhattan home and solicited her. Morcansano was his fiancée at the time and was reportedly aware of Bailey's presence in her fiancee's home.
I looked at the time and saw it was 4:20. Edward would show up anytime now.
I drove home and got home early and found Charlie gone as usual. I decided to go on the internet and went on Facebook. After that I decided to search some more and found something I wouldn't have imagined.
"Hey Bella!" Edward said. I jumped.
"What are you looking at?" He asked.
"Something I found." I shrugged. He saw what I was looking at and put his hand over mine.
"No." He said.
"The proof is right there, Edward." I kept my face down.
"You're ruining their relationship. Amanda has a right to her privacy. Charlie finds out, and she knows you're the one who told him. You're going to sabotage a relationship."
"Edward, this is what I was talking about! I'm not trying to sabotage any relationship! Don't you think Charlie should know the truth?" I asked him. His eyebrows rose.
"You think this is the way he should find out? From his jealous daughter and her boyfriend, who would do anything to keep her happy?"
"It's not right. I know what I saw and I know what I found. I am not trying to hurt anyone. I'm trying to save my father before it's too late." I put my hand on his cheek.
"What if you're wrong Bella?" He asked softly.
"I'm not telling him until we get more proof. I don't want that mistake to occur and ruin Charlies life. I want to be positive that Charlie knows the truth and nothing but the truth." I returned back to the computer.
"I love you Bella. But sometimes I think you get a little too excited about ratting people out." Edward laughed.
"I know." I said, smiling but then what I saw put me into my prior mood again.
"Edward, you need to see this." I said.
There was a picture of Melissa Morcansano who is now known as the Queen of The Devils herself.
Melissa Morcansano is Amanda Greene. I don't know what disturbed me more. My dad was going out with a kidnapper or a escaping convict was in my town possibly looking for another victim.
But she looked different. Her eyes were a light blue and her hair was red. But if you put in green contacts and died her hair blonde you would get an exact picture of Amanda….. or Melinda.
"Amanda." Edward whispered shocked. He sat down on my bed and held his face in his hands.
"Bella, you are not to go anywhere near her without me or Charlie. I can't take that risk." He said.
I exited the page and went to go sit on his lap.
"What if it becomes necessary?" I asked him.
"You or Charlie in danger." I whispered.
"What if you're the one in danger?" Edward asked, his green eyes blazing with unshed anger.
"Then I'm the one in danger." I said.
"Bull crap. There is no way you're ever going to be in danger. I don't care what I have to do." He said, determined as if he'd seen the future and could change my fate.
"Whatever. Just remind me to have Chinese food at your funeral." His confused expression made me giggle despite the seriousness of the situation.
"If you're going to try to save me, you're going to die in the process. I might as well save myself the trouble of cooking and order Chinese food for your soul to rest in peace." I said. He buried his head in the crook of my neck and nuzzled.
"Isn't Charlie on a trip today?" He asked.
"Oh crap! I totally forgot." I ran downstairs and found the phone. I quickly dialed Charlies number.
"Hey Bells. Is everything OK?" He asked.
"Yeah, I just wanted to see if you got to Chicago alright." I replied. Edward had joined me downstairs now.
"I just arrived 45 minutes ago." He sounded tired.
"Is Edward there?" Charlie asked.
"What were you kids up to?" He asked.
"Nothing really. I was going to go cook." Oh nothing really. I just found out your girlfriend is a kidnapper and I'm really freaked.
"Bella, did you just hear a thing I said?" I snapped out of my trance.
"I'm sorry, what?"
"I left money for pizza so you don't have to cook anything." Well that's a first.
"Oh and Bella, I talked to your mom. She's coming to town for Thanksgiving with her new girlfriend." Yes, my mom was a lesbian. Yes, that's why my mom and dad are divorced.
"Um OK then. I guess."
"Bye Bells. I'll see you in a week."
I hung up.
"Don't you have work Edward?" I asked. He worked at The Lodge as a waiter for a fairly decent amount of money.
"I'm leaving right now."
"Go home after work." I said. I was tired and when I was tired it's like Edward took it upon himself to keep me awake.
"I thought you wanted me to stay." He said.
"Not tonight. I just want to be alone tonight." I said reaching on my toes for a gentle kiss and instead got a nice deep one.
"OK. If you need me call me. I'll be off work by 12." I laughed at how desperate he sounded.
"Good bye Edward." I said pushing him out the door. It was 5:30 right now and I had a lot to do.
The first thing I did was shower. The smell of strawberries, vanilla and lavender calmed me intensely and I felt soothed. Then I warmed up some leftovers and saw it was only 6:45. I sighed this was going to be a long day. I decided to flip through channels and ended up watching reruns of Lie To Me.
I fell asleep at 12:30, not even bothering to do my homework.
Te next couple of days flew by smoothly.
Until I got that call.
It was Emmett calling to tell me that Edward had gone crazy.
"Hey Em. What's up?" I asked.
"You've got to come over to Edward's house."
"For the last time, I'm not going to watch you guys compete for 7 hours straight over Mario Cart."
"It's not that. Edward's trashing his house. He's gone mad, B. The first thing he did was ruin his parents' room." That room was holy to Edward.
"I'll be there in 10 minutes."
I drove over and I could hear the sound of destruction from the door. I opened the door and saw Emmett standing there watching Edward on his wild rampage.
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHY HAVEN'T YOU STOPPED HIM?" I asked. Edward was too busy destroying pictures to notice me.
"I tried. He punched me."
I ran toward Edward who in turn backed me against a wall.
"What are you doing here?" He asked cynically.
"What are you doing?" I asked him, trying to touch his face. Edward was furious and that was shown in his eyes. He twisted my hand, not enough to break it or sprain it, just enough for me to the message. He did not want to be touched.
"What does it look like I'm doing?" He pressed me against the wall harder and my hand throbbed. Emmett tried getting Edward off me but it was no use. An angry Edward was like an angry lion. If Emmett tried, he would only get hurt or get me hurt.
"Don't please. What happened? Just tell me that! You don't destroy your own home for nothing. Please Edward."
For the first time in the 15 years I knew him, Edward Anthony Masen scared me.
"Charlie didn't tell you yet? Well I should tell you." I nodded and Emmett started walking toward him slowly.
"Enrique Velazquez is out of jail."