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I felt as time went slowly when I went into work. The dinner was something that I didn't expect to go through. I haven't spoken to Edward since that night. Well, except for that night that he called to say goodnight and he apologized about what happened.
I mean don't get me wrong, but I can't help but have a funny feeling about something.
"Here are more cases," Felix said, dropping some files next to me.
"Thanks," I mumbled, not looking up from the paperwork.
"Yeah I'm fine," I replied simply.
He gave me one weird look before heading back towards his desk.
"You know you shouldn't even worry about the guy," he said.
"I have to; he or she is still out there and who knows what they'll do next," I said.
"I was talking about Cullen," he said.
I turned away slightly as I opened up a folder nearby. "I don't know what you're talking about and even if I do; I don't want Jake to know you know how overprotective he can be," I told him.
"Look, if you have this thing for Cullen go for it but just be careful if you get my drift," Felix said.
"Gee thanks," I mumbled. "I don't know I think there's something else going on."
"Honestly I'm not sure but I'm going to find out hopefully," I replied.
The day progressed on. I only heard from Edward a few times but other than that it was pretty much it. It wasn't until we got another call to go back to the previous crime scene because video surveillance came up with something.
"So what are we looking at?" Jake asked.
"The owner called saying that they were going through old tapes to get rid of when they caught something in one of the tapes," I replied.
"Yeah it seemed something off but I think you need to watch this," the store owner, Joe told us.
He put the tape in and it took a while before it started playing. The tape was playing as the screen showed the parking lot outside the store. Nothing was happening except a few people going in and out of the store.
"I'm already bored," Jake said. I nudged him in the ribs lightly as I gave a hard look.
"Wait hold up," I said, making the owner stop the tape.
"What is it?" Jake asked.
"Rewind that part," I said, ignoring Jake's question.
The store owner did as he was told and rewound the tape. It only when I told him to stop that we noticed a tall figure in the screen. It was wearing dark clothing but his face judging from how tall it looked, but the face wasn't showing. It seemed that whoever it was, didn't want to been seen and caught. It also looked like he was fighting off someone and then trying to hide something after.
"I think we might've seen our guy committing a crime," I said.
"After going over recent evidence we do know that there is a main suspect committing one of the murders at the convenience store in downtown Port Angeles. Our detectives saw that the tape does confirm our suspect fighting off someone and then killing the victim," Jake said.
"We don't know who the suspect/killer and the victim is but we do hope that we get more footage from that night and try to see how this connects with the other murders and what this guy's motive," I added.
"How do we even know if it's a guy? For all we know it could be a girl but taller," Leah said, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Given the height and how strong the figure was its most definitely male," I replied.
"Do you think this will help out much?" Marcus asked.
"With this much so far, how can it now?" Jake asked back.
"You do have a point…" Marcus said. "For now until we gather enough of a description of our killer, we continue to gather more evidence."
Our briefing was dismissed soon after. I walked over and stared at our white board full of the surveillance footage from the camera. My phone started to vibrate and I reached for it. I was surprised to see it was Edward.
"Swan," I answered.
"Oh Bella it's good to hear your voice," Edward said.
I was quiet for a second. "Yeah, so um, what's going on?" I asked.
"Nothing really just got out of a meeting. Anything new going on?"
"Not really, look about what happened the other night, I think we should talk about what happened the other night," I said.
"I agree, but not isn't a good time," he said.
I heard silence on the other side of the line. "Try tomorrow night?" he suggested.
"I don't know but I'll let you know. I need to get back to work," I replied.
"Okay I'll talk to you later," he said.
After we hung up, I had a weird feeling in my stomach. It was a nervous feeling but I couldn't pinpoint what I would be nervous about.
Shoving that feeling aside, I grabbed the rest of the files and headed back to work.
With work being done and over with, I got into my truck and left work. I was tempted to head home but then I realized that Alice would be stuck in town finishing up her collection for a fashion show that was coming up in the next week.
I decided to take a drive around for a bit. I was hungry but I wasn't starving. I turned on the radio and flipped through a few stations. After I landed on a station, I kept focused on the road.
This case was starting to get to me. I want to catch whoever killed those innocent people, including my father. I hate that the fact it's been far too long for someone to get caught and the fact that whoever is doing this is not only making this difficult for us, but is knowing when to do it and not get caught.
I didn't know how I got here, but I managed to get back home. I went into the empty apartment and just put in leftover chicken parmesan in the microwave I made from last night. I got comfortable, putting on an oversized t-shirt and flannel pajamas and put on the TV.
After I was done eating, something popped into my mind. I reached over for my laptop and waited for it to boot up. After a few minutes, I logged on to google and typed in 'Edward Cullen.'
His named popped up in the results; mostly news articles about his company. I clicked on the homepage to his company and it really showed what his company was about. No description about the owner or anything else. I clicked back and tapped my fingers lightly on my laptop trying to think of what else to search.
"Why am I even doing this?" I said to myself.
Just as I was about to type something in, my cell started to ring. I picked it up as I was placing the laptop on the coffee table.
"Hello?" I answered.
"Hey Bella," Rose said.
"Hi, Rose is everything okay?"
"Yeah you everything's fine. Morning sickness not so much," she replied.
"I can imagine," I said.
"Listen you're not doing anything are you?" she asked.
"Nope just sitting here by my lonely self," I said laced with sarcasm in my voice.
"Very funny, listen you want to go out? I'm bored and Emmett's stuck working late," she offered.
I raised my eyebrow. "You sure?"
"Yeah I mean the doctor told me everything's okay with the baby and I just want to grab like coffee or something," she replied.
"Sure I'll drive be there in ten?"
"Great. It'll give me some time to find something that'll fit," she said.
"And how many weeks are you along?"
"I'm ten and a half, and I feel like nothing will fit," she replied.
"I'll be over there okay?"
"Sure see you then," she said as we hung up.
I changed into a new pair of clothes and freshened myself up. A night out would probably do some justice even if it's going to be with my sister.
A/n: Hi I know it's been months and I do apologize for the late delay. Finishing up this semester, redoing my house and a death in my family took time away. Now I'm off for the summer and things have calmed down for now, I'm going to update more.
Remember things will come ahead. It's starting to happen sooner than you think.
Leave me some love. I know I've been away but you guys are amazing and I can't thank you guys enough for your support and patience. They mean so much.
Oh before I go, for my Spanish readers, this story have been translated and you can find the link on my profile. I hope to send more of the chapters to the author who's doing it.
Until next time,