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Bella POV

"Don't worry honey," I cooed to my daughter, silently sobbing in the backseat. "You'll see Jake tomorrow,"

I sighed; I hated it when she cried. I had just picked her up from Jacobs; she'd been there all day, and she was crying like she would never see him again. She snuffled and said,

"I know, I'll just miss him," she wiped a tear from her face and I handed her a tissue from the side door. I knew now to keep some when picking her up. I expected it.

My phone beeped as we were crossing the town line into Forks. It was from Edward. I slipped out without him knowing. Silly man, why does he worry so much? We've had many arguments about his worries and how unnecessary they are but he just won't listen.


Where are you? Alice said you went out then you disappeared in her visions!

Message me immediately when you get this!

Edward x

I sighed,

"Is that Daddy again?" Renesmee asked, giving a little giggle. At least she'd stopped crying now, thank god!

"Yeah," I laughed a little too. "I slipped out without telling him so I guess it's kind of my own fault."

I sent him back a message saying don't worry and that we were nearly home.

As we reached the drive I heard Renesmee gasp. She knew she was nearly home and she was excited to see everyone again. I smiled, looking at her bright eyes in the mirror. She was such a child at heart, no matter how clever she is. I turned my attention back to the road, making sure that I didn't miss the turning, when a figure came out into the road.

"What the fuck!" I yelled as I braked, the car screeching to a halt. I stared at the man standing before me, illuminated by the headlights. I choked. I couldn't believe it.

"Momma?" I turned my head to her slowly, keeping my eyes on him. She was covering her ears and she looked a little frightened. I hope she didn't hear me swear.

"Are you okay? Are you hurt?" I fussed.

"No, I'm okay. I'm fine." She looked up at me and her brow furrowed. "Where did he go?"


I looked round and, she was right. He wasn't there. Suddenly, the passenger door opened and Edward enclosed me in a hug.

"Are you alright? I heard the car…I'm so sorry, I shouldn't have messaged you. Oh God," He whimpered. He was stroking my hair soothingly and he was kissing my head. He gasped,

"Renesmee! Come here sweetling! Are you okay?" He held out his arms to her and she climbed into them, snuggling into his chest.

"I'm okay Daddy but I'm a little scared." She whispered.

"Shh," He crooned and he began to sing her lullaby. I took a deep breath and turned down the drive, wary of him. How is he here and so far from home? I shook my head, pretending it was all a bad dream. We parked and rushed inside, Edward carrying Renesmee.

"Bella!" Alice exclaimed, grasping me into a hug. "Are you okay? What happened?"

"We're fine Alice but something's not right." I said. "We were coming into the drive and someone stepped into the road right in front of us. I didn't hit him but I knew who it was."

"Who was it?" she asked. I was going to say didn't you see but I would have been invisible from Renesmee.

"Aro," I breathed.