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AN: Another chapter down! Thank you for waiting and not biting my head off lol. Took a bit of time since I was in the hospital having surgery but now I'm home enjoying bed rest Ok time for Bella and Aro to see each other again!
"Healing Of Mind And Heart Part Two"
Reaching the end of the path Bella looked back and gave her father a small wave and walked forward into the woods. Feeling free for the first time in six months she smiled and took the time to take in her surroundings. She laughed quietly as she felt her feet crunch the fallen leaves on the ground, looking up at the sky she enjoyed as the sunlight that peeked through the trees and leaves. She would almost say it reminded her of home, of Forks but she knew that it wasn't her home any longer. The thought didn't sadden her, she had her sisters and father she didn't owe Forks any type of sadness, ache or regret.
She walked until the path had disappeared in front of her looking both to her left and right it continued on both sides.
"Right or left Bella?" She whispered quietly to herself. Feeling a certain pull to the right path she took a few hesitant steps toward it. She noticed a hill in front of her blocking her from viewing the path any further, not wanting to turn back she walked straight determined to hike up the hill and see what was on the other side. With very little effort on her part she reached the top looking up she gave a loud gasp of disbelief.
In front of her several miles out was her home…. the Volturi castle in all her glory. Looking around she saw she was at a very high mountain top with a dangerous drop of several hundred feet ahead. The path continued to her right but she would not follow it, the time to return home had not come yet. Putting her case and shoes down she took a few steps forward until she reached the edge, she wasn't scared and she couldn't help but remember the Forks mountain she had jumped from. Looking down she knew this fall would be much higher and with no water she knew she would die at impact. Smiling to herself she made a mental note to return once she was changed, jumping from these high altitudes would be fun.
Feeling the wind pick up she walked away from the edge, opening her case she took out her violin. She would play she would play for her home, for her castle, for her love. ("Song From A Secret Garden" violin parts) Closing her eyes and feeling the wind surround her she began to play.
He smiled as he watched Isabella pick the path that would take her back to the Castle. "Always finding yourself back to me Isabella." He whispered, taking in how beautiful she looked with the sun hitting her fair skin and the wind caressing her hair. He wasn't troubled when she reached the edge knowing he could reach her in seconds if she were to fall.
"You must promise me that you will not hurt her again." Said a voice to his left.
"That Charlie is a promise I cannot make you." Turning he faced his mate's father. "She is stubborn and has much fire to her, we will fight and disagree many times in the future she is bound to be hurt as am I, though I can promise you I will not intentionally hurt her."
Giving him a firm nod Charlie turned. "You will make sure she returns safely?"
"That is something you need not ask from me, Isabella's safety will always be my priority."
Having nothing further to say Charlie left his daughter at the hands of the Volturi leader once again.
"Beautiful…" whispered Aro as he watched her played he smiled at her stand and knew immediately that it was Jane the one to teach her. He knew she was playing for him and the feeling filled him with hope, he found words in her music. How he longed to hear her beautiful voice calling for him once again but she was determined not to speak to anyone but her father and that sadden him.
She was wise in not speaking to Jane knowing she was to report to me every night, I could easily take what I needed with one touch from Charlie but I didn't I would respect her silent request and will wait.
*Bella & Aro*
She swayed with the melody she played with heart and didn't allow anything to break from the spell from her own world where she saw herself being held by her love, ruling by his side, waking with him next to her, loving him in the throes of passion.
A silent tear ran down her cheek as the last note played and was carried by the wind. Taking a deep breath she opened her eyes and looked at her home once more. Locking her violin and picking up her case and shoes she turned back to the path that would lead her to Charlie. She walked slow determined to steal as much time as she could, knowing the time her father had agreed to had come and gone. Looking straight ahead she noticed the left path she had not chosen, she was curious now but knew her father would come looking for her soon. Deciding to explore the next day she turned left ready to return but hearing a familiar sound coming from the unknown path she ran towards it. Hearing the sounds come closer and closer she ran faster, reaching the end of the path she gave a loud gasp as she was met by a clearing and her beautiful black horse right in the middle.
Bella dropped everything and ran toward to him, having seen his master Soul whined and kicked showing happiness. Bella hugged him and buried her face in his neck. She smiled and pet him, she laughed, giggled and held his snout with both hands as she kissed him.
"He missed you as much as you missed him Isabella."
She gasped and turned to see Aro standing there perfectly straight, looking just as glorious as ever. She looked at him but his eyes did not meet hers. She wanted nothing more than to run to him and bury herself in his arm but she fought it and remained standing with Soul.
"I thought you would want to see him, your sisters and I have been taking care of him in your absence but when I was informed you were ready to venture outside I knew you would want him with you. Did I assume correctly my dear?" She answered with a small but firm nod.
He wanted to give her space but the need to be close to her won and within second he was in front of her his face next to her, his lips near her ear. "How I've missed you my dear Isabella. I failed you… by now my promises mean nothing to you but I will win you back my dear." He pulled back slightly and brought her hand to his lips. Giving it a light kiss he looked up and his eyes met hers.
Bella let out a loud sharp startled gasp as her eyes met golden ones. She brought her hand up and softly let her fingers brush against his face, he understood the silent question.
"I promised you I would drink from no other, I broke my promise once, never again Isabella." She said nothing, she couldn't she didn't know what to say. No one had told her he had changed his diet for her. She knew this was a big step for him, he hated it, she had tried before to convince him to make the change before but after centuries he could not, she stopped knowing it was wrong to change him into something he was not so she has offered him her blood.
"I have not taken or returned to our bridge my Isabella. I will do so when I have you by my side, another promise I will make up to you." She let the tears fall, her head fell and rested onto his chest, he kissed her hair and continued… "I promised no one would hurt you and that I would always be by your side. I am sorry my dear, I did not save you from my brother. Never again Isabella, no one will ever lift a finger to you again…" he took her face in his hands and looked into her eyes "I am not Edward Cullen, I love you and I will never leave you. I will say I'm sorry to you for the rest of our days Isabella."
She didn't know what was wrong with her why she couldn't keep it together but she cried harder as she heard his words. There were just was she needed to hear, she felt herself fall even more in love with him. He hugged her once more and kissed both her cheeks "I will give you the time you need Isabella but know that you are still mine as much as I am yours." with a kiss to her hands he turned and left. She stared at the spot where he stood and suddenly smiled, she took her things and with a smile rode back to her father. She did not notice him following her making sure she returned unharmed with one last look toward her Aro smiled and then returned home.
Arriving Bella was met with Jane and Charlie at the door. "Bells, are you ok? Have you been crying?" She only smiled as she gave Soul to Jane and took her father by his hand and ran inside with him. Aleus as well as the Denali's sister wore confused expression as they ran passed them. Bella did not care, she was happy, her Aro showed her he would not give up on her and even though she was not ready to forgive she was going to show him she would not give up on him either. Once alone in her room Charlie turned to her… "Why are you crying? Did he hurt you?"
"Of course not dad." She said as she threw all her clothes out of her closet.
"What are you doing? What's going on?"
She looked at her father and smiled….
"I'm going home."
AN: yay Bella is going back home. Next chap u will LOVE! Bella will be awesome. Thanks for reading.
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