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Chapter 4


Hearing Rose tell everyone about Brandon, pissed me off. It was no ones business but mine.

I ran out of there. I didn't care where I ended up, I just wanted to be gone.

I ran down the street until I found the beach.

I sat and pulled my knees to my chest as the tears fell from my eyes.

I was so tired of crying over this shit.

It's over and so not worth my tears.

I just sat there looking out at the ocean.

It was so beautiful here.

I heard someone stop in front of me.


I looked up to see Edward standing there.

He dropped to his knees and pulled me into his arms.

I felt safe and wanted. I was also scared that he'd be like the others.

I pulled away slightly to look up at him and I couldn't help but laugh.

"What's funny?" he asked.

"Nothing, really. It just seems like I'm always running away and you find me."

"I'll always come after you," he said with a smile that melted my heart.

I didn't know what to say so I just smiled at him. It was so weird that we just met and he was saying that he'd always come after me.

"It was unfair of her to tell us about your ex. But if it makes you feel any better, I walked in on my ex with two guys in our bed. I was so close to asking her to marry me and then I walked in on that in my bedroom."

"That had to be terrible," I said looking into his eyes.

"It was, so I know how it feels to be cheated on. I'm sorry about that happening to you Bella, you didn't deserve to be treated that way."

"I'm sorry that happened to you too, Edward. I don't think you deserved it either."

I looked down towards our feet and we both had on black converse.

"Cool shoes," I said.

"Yours too Bella," he said.

"Yeah, you should have heard Alice bitching at me how I ruined the dress by wearing these shoes instead of the stilettos."

"Nah, the converse make the dress look so sexy," he said as he ran his hand down my arm.

I couldn't help the shiver that ran through me.

"Are you cold?" he smirked.

"No," I said.

He wrapped his arm tighter around me.

I couldn't lie, I liked being in his arms.

He leaned down and kissed my forehead.

His lips were soft and felt nice. I longed to feel them elsewhere.

I looked into his eyes and we both leaned in closer.

Our lips met in a soft kiss.

I pulled back and we looked into each other's eyes.

He leaned back in and captured my lips in his as we laid back in the sand.

His lips were gentle and soft against mine. I slipped my hands up into his hair securing him to me as he ran his tongue over my bottom lip.

I opened them slightly and his tongue slipped in my mouth.

Slowly our tongues mingled together as he moaned softly.

I could feel his fingers glide through my hair, and I couldn't help the moan that came from me.

"Edward," I sighed as his lips found purchase on my neck.

"Bella" he whispered against my skin as he continued kissing me.

I could feel his weight on me and I started to panic.

I pushed at him and he looked down at me.

"Let me up," I said quietly.

He just looked at me.

"Edward please let me up," I pleaded.

He let me go and I scrambled to get up.

I looked at him and told him, I'm sorry as I ran down the beach.

"Bella," I heard him calling after me.

I just had to get away from him.

I had so many thoughts running through my head.

I ran faster, but it was really useless since he was faster.

I felt his arm slide around my waist as he stopped me.

"Bella, please don't run from me," he said against my ear.

I turned to face him, my tears running down my cheeks.

"Please, stay," he says. "We don't have to do anything."

"Edward, I want to be with you. I'm just scared of everything I'm feeling. I don't want to get hurt again and we've just met, I shouldn't feel this way."

"I know it's all crazy, since we just met but I feel this connection to you, Bella. I've never felt this before," he said as his thumbs wiped the tears away.

I looked up at him and I could see the truth shining in his eyes.

He wasn't lying to me.

I leaned my head on his chest as he wrapped his arms around me.

"Bella, I won't push you. We can get to know each other. Hell, it looks like we are both stuck here for three months. So we have plenty of time," he laughed.

"Yeah, our psycho friends are keeping us here."

We both laughed, and it felt good.

He held me in his arms and I felt safe.

I couldn't guarantee that I wouldn't run away from him, but I would try not to.


Having Bella in my arms felt right. I know that we both have stuff to overcome, before we could ever truly give ourselves to each other.

But I know that I want to be with her and I know that it's crazy since we just met today.

I can't let go of the fact that we are all here at the same time, for some reason.

I don't really believe in fate, but it is odd that we are all here at the same time.

Maybe I'm just crazy.

I kissed her forehead as she snuggled against my chest.

"Do you want to head back, beautiful?" I asked as I lifted her head up to look at me.

A look of indecision crossed her face.

"Do we have to?"

"Yeah probably. Don't you think they'd worry?"

"Yeah, maybe. It's nice just sitting here with you. Not having to deal with Alice or Rosalie. They have this idea of who I should be and I'm not who they want me to be," she said looking at her hands.

"Bella, be who you are. I like this you," I said as I ran my hand down her cheek.

She smiled at me.

I bent down and kissed her lips.

I loved kissing her, whether the kisses were just little pecks or deep kisses like we shared a little bit ago.

I reluctantly got up and helped her to her feet.

"Thank you, Edward."

"For what?" I asked.

"For coming after me, and for being so sweet to me," she said as stretched up and kissed my cheek.

I hugged her to me and then pulled away taking her hand in mine.

We walked slowly back towards the bar.

We knew they would still be there waiting for us.

We got to the bar and walked inside, Bella seemed to tense up next to me.

I placed my hand on the small of her back as I guided her through the crowd.

"Bella, you need to stop running off. We were worried," Alice exclaimed.

"Well, if you two would stop telling people things that they don't need to know, I wouldn't feel the need to run off," she said as she leaned into me.

I wrapped my arm around her waist as the others looked at us.

The girls eyed me as Bella just looked at them.

"Bella, we are sorry but Emmett asked what your problem was and we told them," Rose said.

"It wasn't your story to tell. Do you know how bad it sounds that I didn't know that Brandon was gay? It makes me sound stupid."

"No, it doesn't. He was good at fooling everyone," Alice said as she placed her hand on Bella's arm.

"Doesn't matter. You shouldn't have said it."

I liked pissed off Bella.

I kept my hand on her waist and pulled her a bit closer to me.

"What happened out there?" Alice asked looking at me.

"Nothing, we talked a lot," Bella said as she looked up at me.

"Um... it looks like more than talking happened," Alice said looking at me.

"I think whatever happened is between me and Bella," I said as I looked at all of them.

Bella smiled up at me.

"Well, I guess they won't tell us anything," Rose said as she looked at Emmett.

"Would you like me to walk you to your room?" I asked looking into her eyes.

"Yes, thank you," she said quietly.

"Night, everyone," I said as I took her hand in mine and walked away.

I walked her to her hotel room, and we stopped at her door.

"Thank you for walking me."

"No problem. Will I see you tomorrow?" I asked.

"Yes, of course. We are stuck here after all," she said as she laughed.

"That we are, but I'm sure we can find something to do that will be fun"."

"I'm sure, Edward. I like going to the beach," she said looking at me.

"Mmm... yeah that would be fun, maybe we could go paddle surfing," I said with a smirk.

She nodded, but looked at me.

Of course my mind pictured was Bella in a royal blue bikini with her hair in a high ponytail. Whoa, down boy.

She definitely doesn't need to feel that poking her in the stomach. Think of Emmett in his bathing suit.

Good that seems to work everything.

"You so pictured me in a bikini didn't you?" she asked smirking at me.

I'm so busted.

"Yeah, I did. Sorry," I said with a smile.

"You're forgiven."

We both laughed as I pulled her against me.

I leaned in and slowly brushed my lips across hers.

She opened her mouth and I slipped my tongue passed her lips, and slid mine against hers.

She grabbed the back of my hair as I deepened the kiss.

I loved kissing her. It awakened emotions in me that I haven't felt for awhile.

We broke apart breathless, as I leaned my forehead on hers.

"Bella," I murmured as I held her gaze


She nodded and then kissed me.

I loved the feel of her lips on mine.

They fit together perfectly.

I couldn't help but push her against the door of her room.

"Mmm...fuck," I said quietly.

"Edward," she said as I moved my lips to her neck.

I gently nipped the skin there and kissed back up towards her ear.

"Bella, I'm so attracted to you and I'm trying not to do anything to scare you away."

I could feel her tremble in my arms.

"It's okay Edward. I'm attracted to you too, and it scares me because we just met."

"I know, love. I've never felt this way about anyone before."

"Me either," she said as she pulled me down to her and our lips mashed together.

I knew I had to let her go in her room.

I pulled away and placed a kiss gently on her lips.

She pouted up at me, but I had to be strong.

"Bella, I'll see you in the morning."

"Okay, Edward. Goodnight," she said softly.

"Goodnight, love," I said as I kissed her once more.

She turned to open her door and I pulled her back to me as I hugged her to me.

I hated to let her go, but I knew that I had to for now anyway.

She smiled at me as she closed the door.

I walked to the elevator with a smile on my face.

I couldn't wait to see her in the morning.

I knew that once I got back to my room, the guys will be questioning me about Bella.

But too bad for them, I'm not telling them anything.

What happened between me and Bella stays with me and Bella.