A/N: OMG you guys! I've just been... blown away by the response to this! I'm seriously speechless! Thanks so much for all of your well wishes, they really do mean so much. I was going to upload this yesterday but ff was fail. I'm feeling a little better today so I'm hoping to get some chapters written *fingers crossed*
Again, many many thanks to Belindella for reading over this and making it so much better. You're awesome Hunny!
But for now, I hope this chapter answers some questions for you. Hope you enjoy! :)
She was still trembling, and I wasn't sure if it was from the cold night air or fear. I slowly walked over to one of the bar stools and plucked one of my hoodies from a hook on the back. I crept back to her and held it out.
"Please, take it. Looking at you is making me cold."
Doubt clouded her features; either she thought it was some sort of trick or she was unused to kindness. A pang of sadness pressed my heart at both possibilities.
I nodded and told her it was okay before she hesitantly reached out and took the hoodie from my grasp, quickly wrapping it around her boney frame.
To my shock, she gave me a small smile in thanks.
"Edward, is everything alright?"
Shaking my head, I watched as the girl's eyes widened and the shaking resumed and I internally cursed Alice.
"It's okay; I promise that no one will hurt you. Just… don't move, I'll be right back."
I quickly walked to the foot of the stairs to see Alice's head poking out of the bedroom door.
"The police will be here in five minutes. Are you alright? What happened?
"I'm fine, Alice. Everything is fine. I'll be up in a few minutes."
Alice nodded before disappearing behind the door and I heard the lock click back into place.
Turning, I made my way back to the kitchen, wondering what on earth to do with the girl.
My heart clenched uncomfortably at the thought of sending her away, but what else could I do? She couldn't exactly stay here… Could she?
"That was just my sister, everything is…"
I stopped mid sentence as I stared at the empty spot in front of the refrigerator, where the girl had been huddled only a minute before.
I made my way over the broken glass to the back door and looked out into the night; she was gone.
Sighing, I walked back into the kitchen and saw that the hoodie I had lent her was folded neatly on the breakfast bar, along with a scribbled note.
I'm so sorry, Edward; I never meant to cause any damage.
My sister is very sick and I couldn't afford her medicine.
I will find a way to pay you back, I promise. I don't know how, but I will.
Thank you for your kindness, it meant more than you will ever know.
I didn't deserve it, yet you gave it to me regardless.
I really am sorry.
I turned the page searching for a name, but found none.
I ran my fingers through my hair in frustration at the situation. It was completely ridiculous, but I couldn't help but feel strangely empty now that I was no longer in her presence. It was odd that I had only just met her, but had felt oddly protective of her.
I sighed as I read over her letter again, a small smile playing on my lips.
At least she would come back. Not that I wanted her money, but I didn't see her as the type to break a promise.
Yes, the mystery girl would be back, hopefully sooner than later...
We all know who she is, right? ;)
Thanks for reading Lovelies. I should have the next chapter up soon. Thanks for reading. Much love Xox.