To Love Me As I Am
Alright, this is a side story to a non-existent story of mine. Eh, that doesn't make much sense. I was writing a story about the Cullens' finding a 6 year old Bella in the forest and adopting her. I don't know if I'll publish it, but here's a preview of it.
"Edward?" I heard Bella say. She was peeking up at me through her lashes.
"Why do you always say that?" she said, cocking her head to the side.
"Say what, dearest?" I asked.
"That you're a monster. It's not nice to say something that's not true. Esme said!" she said, blinking at me with her hands on her hips.
I frowned at her. "Bella, I've…I've killed people before." I choked out.
"But Jasper said you only killed bad people! That means you're like…a guardian angel!" she said with awe.
"No Bella. It doesn't matter who I kill," I said harshly. "No one deserves to die. And I'm nowhere near an angel."
"Stop!" she shrieked. I froze.
"Just stop, okay? No matter what you say. You. Are. Not. A. Monster. Do you hear me!"
I nodded, eyes wide.
"Er, Edward, do you mind taking Bella to bed? It's getting late." Esme said. I shot her a thankful smile.
"C'mon Bella. It's time for bed." She frowned. "Esme said." I quoted with a grin. She scowled. Rosalie frowned at her.
"That's not a pretty face, Bella." She said in her overprotective-mother way.
"I'm sorry Mommy." She said sincerely.
I led her upstairs and into her room. She snuggled under her covers and I turned to leave.
"Wait!" she called out.
"Yes, Bella?" I said
"Can you lay down with me?" she asked with wide, innocent eyes and an adorable pout.
"Of course, Bella." I obliged.
She snuggled into my chest and smiled. "Edward?" she whispered.
"Yes?" I asked warily, thinking of the other questions she's asked today.
"Can you be my guardian angel?" she said, yawning. I was taken aback.
"W-what?" I said, nearly choking on air.
"You heard me." She said.
"Of course, Bella," I murmured. "I will always protect you."
"Promise?" she asked.
"Promise. I'll protect you forever and a day." I swore.
"What about forever and two days?" she asked sweetly.
"Forever and three days Bella." I whispered to her. "Forever and three."
"I love you, Edward." She muttered.
"As do I, angel. As do I."
Aww! Edward & Bella fluffiness is always cute! Heh, Bella's got a little temper doesn't she?
A few of you wanted to know if I would continue my other stories. Sadly, no. I started them so long ago, and I really just can't find the muse for them anymore. I might post a few more of these One-shot/preview things though. If I get enough reviews I'll post the first chapter of the real thing.
Just one more thing. Have any of you ever read the all-human fan-fics of the Cullens as little kids? I really want to read one, so if you know or have written one with a lot of chapters, please drop me a line. My favorite is 'I knew we'd always be friends' by I am the real number five. Have a nice day!