I do not own Twilight or its characters. Stephenie Meyer does.
May 1, 2018, Chicago
I was walking down the street when I collided with another hard body. The impact sent me falling. Before I could hit the ground a pair of arms wrapped themselves around my waist to steady me.
"I beg your pardon, Miss. I was not paying attention to where I was going?" a velvety voice spoke musically to me. I was entranced by his sparkling emerald eyes.
"Quite alright. I was not paying attention, I am lost. Can you tell me where I am?" I looked at the bronze haired god in front of me.
"On the corner of North Shore Drive and North Boulevard," he answered smoothly.
"I see, what city?" I asked glancing around at the buildings. The man eyed me with some concern.
"Chicago, Miss. Are you sure you are alright? Did you hit your head?" His hand came up and gently felt my head for bumps.
"No, my head is fine. I am just a little light-headed," I admitted. I couldn't take my eyes off this man. He was eyeing me as well.
"I can check that out for you. I am a doctor." His voice purred as he took a step closer to me. My dead heart felt like it wanted to flutter.
"Well, it has been awhile since I have had a check-up." I answered innocently.
"I will be happy to provide that for you." The god's hand traveled down my arm and took my hand in his. Sparks ran through my body, making it feel alive.
"How would I repay you?" I batted my eyelashes flirtatiously.
"I am sure we would be able to find a way." His eyes darkened as he gazed at my lips. Something changed as he pulled me roughly to him and started to kiss me long and hard. His other hand slipped to my waist then slid down to my butt. His tongue pleaded for entrance. I pulled back from him slightly.
"This is a little forward." I smirked. He growled lightly and pulled me back into the kiss. I let my fingers tangle into his hair knocking his hat to the ground. Our tongues fought for dominance. Then the vibrations from him hit my most sensitive areas, I started to purr and press myself into him more. He gently pushed me away. I hissed at the separation and he gave me an apologetic look.
"Sorry, love." His fingers grazed my cheek as I pouted. I hugged myself to him as he answered his phone.
"Yes, Alice." I heard her berating him on the phone. Apparently, we were one step away from indecent exposure. I giggled, finding it funny, rather than be embarrassed. Edward hung up and looked down at me.
"You know you better make an honest woman of me, after that little display," I teased as I looked up at him. His eyes sparkled in amusement.
"I thought I have done that already, twice, Mrs. Masen or Mrs. Cullen, which ever you prefer." He gave me a chaste kiss on my lips.
"How are your eyes green?" I asked, looking up at them.
"Contacts. Horrible things, they mess with my vision." Edward answered.
"Then why wear them?" I asked.
"Because, I had green eyes, on this day a hundred years ago, when I first met you," Edward stated as he unwrapped his arms from my waist and took my hand in his.
"Come on, we will be late for class." He started to pull me in the direction of the private school.
"Hold on." I looked down at myself to check if my skirt was straight. I had to tuck in my blouse. I looked at Edward's pants, shirt and blazer.
"Your tie is crooked," I mumbled as I stepped up to straighten it. I kissed his check when I was done.
"Alright, let's get to school." I sighed as we walked fast through the streets to get to school on time. I noticed when we got there; one of the others had driven my truck to school.
Yes, my truck. I fought Edward on the type of car I wanted. If I was to drive it should be something I liked. He wanted to get me something sporty. I like trucks. I won out after I told I was going to withhold any contact from him. Luckily, he didn't test that because I don't think I would have lasted a day.
My truck was sweet, a Ford SVT Raptor F-150, in dark red. I loved the truck. Edward didn't seem to mind it too much. He said it was better then my old one. Of course, he had decided this after we christened the truck bed and the back seat.
We had gotten it after the honeymoon Edward promised me. We had gone just before coming back to Chicago.
We went to Esme Island and spent a month there, exploring, swimming, and making love every chance we got. There was huge cliff over waterfall that we jumped off of.
I looked over the edge of the small cliff. I watched the water cascade down into the pool bellow. With my vampire eyes, I could determine the depths of the pool also where all the rocks laid.
"Bella, step back, please." Edward reached from behind me to grab my arm.
"Edward, what is the worst that could happen? I land on a rock and it shatters?" I rolled my eyes then gave him a coy smile. "Jump with me?"
"No, Bella, please don't do this. Vampire or not, it still makes me nervous. It wasn't that long ago that you were my fragile Bella." He was being ridiculous.
"Oh, Edward," I sighed heavily. He let go of my arm probably thinking he won. With a quick snap, my bikini top came off and I tossed it in his face. He stared at me in shock and lust. I blew him a quick kiss and dove over the edge. I hit the water and sank down. Before I could reach the surface, arms wrapped around me, dragging me back above the water.
"Isabella Marie, you will be the death of me. That was not amusing." A pair of golden eyes pouted at me. I giggled as we bobbed and I pushed his wet disheveled hair back from his face.
"I wasn't meant to be amusing. It was suppose to be thrilling." I wrapped my arms around his neck and my legs around his waist. My chest became eye level with him.
"Besides I will not be the death of you. I am your life." I announced boldly. Edward smirked at me.
"Very true." He looked at me with dark eyes before staring to kiss me.
I came back to reality as we entered the classroom.
"Miss McCarty and Mr. Masen, you are both late," the teacher stopped in the middle of the lecture.
"I am sorry, sir. Bella slipped on the stairs and hit her head. I wanted to take her to our father to get her checked out," Edward said pleasantly as the teacher frowned. I fought a scowl towards him for blaming me.
"Alright, take your seats," Mr. Hillsgrove indicated to our assigned seats. Edward had grumbled at first when I used the name McCarty this time around; going as Emmett's baby sister. Our dark brown hair was close in color, but I looked younger so we could easily pass as siblings. When Alice pointed out if any teachers make us sit alphabetically we could still sit together, he relented.
I took my seat ignoring, Edward. I was a little miffed at him. Edward sensed it immediately.
"Sweetheart, please do not be mad at me," he pleaded in a whisper. I looked straight head.
"If anyone asks I am saying you pushed me," I whispered softly. The corner of his lip twitched. He turned back to the front.
"Yes, I believe in love at first sight. It is quite possible for Romeo to be in love with Juliet. The other girl was a mere crush. However, when love strikes, you just know." Edward answered the teacher's question. A girl with short blonde hair in the back raised her hand.
"Yes, Miss Smith." Mr. Hillsgrove called on her.
"If he loved her, why would he kill her cousin?" She sniffed. Margret Smith was one of the snootiest girls at the school. She took offense that Rose was not interested in her advances and has had it out for the rest of the family since.
"No one ever said love was ever rational. Talbot has just killed his best friend. I am sure in the heat of the moment that Talbot's relation to Juliet was forgotten," Edward answered.
"Interesting theory." The teacher nodded, he turned to me. I tried not to shudder on his stare. "Miss McCarty would you agree? That wasn't Romeo's only mistake; he made others and even left her."
"Romeo was human and prone to mistakes. Just because you fall in love, doesn't mean you are flawless. He came back for her to make things right," I answered just before the bell rang.
I moved to get up out of my seat. Edward was standing, waiting for me.
"I am sorry for upsetting you," His eyes dazzled me and I felt my own eyes glaze over.
"You're forgiven." I brushed my arm against his as we walked. The only PDA we could afford in this private school. They had a very strict policy. "Mr. Hillsgrove isn't by chance related to the professor is he?" I asked.
"Yes, in fact, you know the woman that became the professor's wife, too." Edward whispered.
"Who?" I couldn't phantom who would have married him.
"Jessica Sutton," Edward smirked.
"No!" I exclaimed loudly enough to make some freshman boys jump and drop their books.
"Shhh! Yes," Edward started laughing.
"How did you find that out?" I asked quieter.
"When Jasper found out the information about Jason," he answered me.
"But I thought she was interested in the doctor's son." I whispered.
"She was so decide to get extra tutoring to impress him. It backfired when she ended up pregnant and was forced to marry the father of her baby. Apparently, it was the biggest scandal of our street." Edward informed with a smirk.
"You're just telling me this now?" I was shocked to say the least.
I didn't think you were interested in gossip. he paused outside my next class. We had most of our classes together but not this one.
"I will see you next class," Edward told me. I nodded reaching up to kiss his cheek.
A couple hours later it was time for lunch. I collected some food on a tray for appearance. As I walked towards our normal table I pretended to trip. I felt a familiar hand grip my elbow.
"Thank you." I looked up and beamed at my husband. He shook his head slightly in amusement.
"Fall down again, Bella," Emmett bellowed as I took my seat.
"Well, Em, I am only human, it's bound to happen." I gave him an innocent smile as I sat down. The others chuckled.
I had insisted on my first time going back to high school, that it we would appear more human if we are more klutzy, every once in awhile. I pointed out that one of the first things that stuck out about them, when I noticed them in Forks, was how graceful they were. Particularly, Emmett. Someone who looks like a linebacker shouldn't appear as if he prances around on his tippy toes. Of course, that imagery sent the others into howls of laughter. Emmett had tried to tackle me, but Edward ended up saving me. Since then, they were even more cautious than normal about how they moved. Emmett tried to walk heavier. The others would make simple mistakes like dropping things or tripping, as I just did.
We had spent the rest of the lunch joking a bit. Also, making plans for a hunting trip into Canada.
I hadn't seen my parents since the wedding. We prolonged my death as long as we could. Partly because we didn't want the wolves to suspect anything. I finished college at Dartmouth with a degree in literature.
Our next excuse was that we were spending time in Africa. Carlisle was traveling in a free clinic. The rest of were going with him to help. It was there I met my death by being trampled by rhinos. Emmett's idea, obviously.
Charlie was still the police chief of Forks. He was dating Sue Clearwater. Renée and Phil were both working in Florida.
When the bell rang, Edward grabbed my tray for me and I followed as he dumped it, then lead the way to Biology.
He pulled out and held my stool for me as we sat in the back. I noticed the table was set up for a lab.
"This day has been one déjà vu after another," I laughed looking at the slide box labeled onion root.
"Get's that way, sometimes." Edward sighed as he started to set up the equipment. "In a few years you will be very bored." He sighed.
I don't think so. As long as we are together, I will be too happy to be bored. Edward froze in the middle of trying to positioning a slide into the microscope. His eyes grew dark and I watched him shifted in his seat. I knew what it did to him when I pulled back my shield.
"Bella," he said slowly. I gave him an innocent smile. Slowly, in my mind I started running through some of my human memories. Most of the memories I had left involved him. I showed him the first time we did this lab. The first time he took me to dinner in Port Angeles. The day he asked if he could court me. Dancing at his graduation celebration together. Both times he had proposed.
I then showed him the final image of him falling off the balcony at his parent's.
"Not funny," he growled softly. I burst into laughter. A few groups turned to look at us.
"You're right, at the time it wasn't funny at all." I controlled my laughter then looked into the microscope. "Prophase," I sighed. I slid it over to him. He looked quickly.
"Nope, Anaphase," he answered. I snagged it back, I was sure that I had been right.
"Edward, this is Prophase." I looked over at him and he was shaking with laughter. Someone is in a good mood. I huffed and exchanged the slides.
As I looked into the eyepiece I felt his warm breath in my ear.
"I bet I can climb to that balcony now." He purred into my ear softly.
"I hope so, because I don't think that bush would be able to survive it if you fell in it again. Telaphase." I announced as I pushed it to him for his view. He was trying to give me a dirty look, but his lips were twitching and his eyes sparkled with humor.
"I love you, sweet knight. I always have and I always will." I said softly. His face melted into a smile full of love.
"As I will always love, you," he gave me a quick kiss on the lips since the teacher's back was turned.
A/N: This story is at a close. There will be no sequel. Thank you to all that have read this story. A special thank you to those who review.
I will be posting a new story soon. It will have a Christmas theme to it. It will be a twist on Dickens's Christmas Carol. Sparked by a letter to Santa, Bella and Edward will simultaneously visit the other's past, present, and future, set during New Moon. They will be accompanied by other members of the family instead of ghosts. The Cullen men with Bella and the Cullen women with Edward.
Who wrote the letter to Santa? Will it change anything? Will Edward learn anything? Bella? Rose?
(I have checked out to see if this story was done before. I read all of the ones I could find so I know mine is different.)
Thank You All Again For Your Reviews And For Reading!
Preview from: A Twilight Carol (title suspect to changed)
No matter what others say, I still believe in you. What I want for Christmas is something my whole family needs. You see Edward needs Bella back. He is lost without her. Leaving her was a big mistake.
He is not the only one suffering. My whole family is; no one is happy since we left Forks. Bella is the missing link in our family. I think we all need her, not just Edward. Thought he needs her the most.
He is a good guy and deserves this. He just needs a wake up call or even a miracle.
Miracles happen at Christmas, right? Why not for us? Thank you, Santa; I know you will come through for me.
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