Bella in Denali: Chapter 3

We were running and laughing. I forgot how carefree I was with Edward. What I did remember was how scared I was when Edward ran. That seemed so silly now.

We kept up a small conversation about what we both did when we were apart. He was shocked when he found out that I was a 'zombie' for the first few months after he left.

If I thought he was shocked when I told him about the first couple of months, it was nothing compared to how he reacted when I told him of Port Angles, the motorcycles, and why I jumped off the cliff. What really got him going was when I told him about Laurent.

He hissed. "They tried to kill you?" He was seething. "After we spared him, he would try to kill you!"

I spoke quietly. "He only came to Forks because of Victoria."

He stared at me blankly. "What?"

I took a deep breath. "He came to Forks as a favor to Victoria. She wanted to know how protected I was so she found him and asked him to come. She wants me dead, Edward. She wants to torture me to death …" I trailed off. The look on his face was beyond fury.

"Why. Would. She. Want. You. DEAD?!" he shouted at the end.

I stared at him, shocked that he was reacting like this. "She wants revenge. In her mind, it's eye for an eye. You killed her mate, James, so she wants to kill yours. She wants you to feel the same pain she is feeling. That's why she has been in Forks for the last month and a half."

He looked furious. "You mean I spent the whole time tracking her and I wasn't even on the same continent?!"

I nodded. His expression was scaring me so I decided to change the subject. "So, now that we are back together … does that mean I can have my things back?"

He laughed. "They were never gone. I hid them under your floor boards. I know, it's childish, but I wanted to leave a part of me behind with you."

I beamed at him. "Really?" He nodded and changed our course so we were headed to my old home.

We ran for a couple of minutes in comfortable silence, just enjoying one another's company. We finally reached my old house. We climbed through my second floor window. Edward walked over to a floorboard that I could now see had been disturbed and pulled it. Under it was my CD, plane tickets, and something else that he quickly grabbed and hid in his coat. I walked over to him and embraced him.

"Thank you," I whispered and kissed him. He put his arms around my waist and kissed me harder. I slowly slid my hands down to his coat and pulled out whatever it was. I pulled away before he could respond.

"Hey!" Edward complained.

"You couldn't have thought that I wouldn't have seen you pick it up. You couldn't have thought that I would even let it go," I glared at him.

He sighed. "That's one thing I will miss about you being human: it's going to be almost impossible to surprise you anymore."

I ignored him and opened the box. I was shocked by what I saw inside.

He took my hand. "Come, Love," he said quietly. "We have to get going."

I nodded and let him pull me to the window. That was probably the first and last time I ever let something go.

A/N: Sorry that it was short. I won't be updating a lot in the next two weeks. We have midterms that I have to study for. Hope you enjoy this chapter.