A/N: I think most of you knew that I couldn't leave my story ending like that.
Nothing of Twilight is mine. Just this Plot.
Death is noisy… Lots of people talking loudly and this constant beeping. I groan and try to fall back asleep.
"Bells?" I hear a voice that sounds like Charlie calling out to me.
I try to push through the haze to get to him.
"Bells?" He calls again.
I open my eyes and see Charlie standing over me. He looks like an angel hovering over me, there's even a white glow behind him.
"Dad?" I blink a couple more times trying to focus on him.
He smiles and kisses my cheek. "Oh Bells! We thought we'd lost you!" Charlie is careful not to hug or even touch me. I frown wondering why.
"What happened?" My voice is even rougher than I thought. I look around for a drink.
Another hand holds out a cup of water with a straw. I look up and it's Emmett. Now I'm really confused.
Charlie takes the cup from him and brings it closer to me. I take several long sips of water and wait for an explanation.
Charlie sighs and runs a hand through his hair. "Bells, you fell. You fell from the cliffs on the reservation. Emmett and Rose were going up there to have a picnic and saw you on top. They said you were turning around to head back down but something caught your foot and you- you tripped and fell."
I already feel the tears running down my face. "Emmett," Charlie looks at him continuing. "He jumped into the water and pulled you to shore while Rose called 911. You hit your head on one of the rocks and got pretty banged up while in the water."
I stare at the ceiling remembering. I wanted to jump. I wanted to. I glance at Emmett trying to read him.
"Can I have a moment alone with Emmett for a minute please?"
Charlie, Rose, and Alice (who I didn't notice) all nod and move out of the room.
Emmett doesn't say anything. He just stands there leaning against the closet of the hospital room.
"Did I really fall?" My voice cracks as I ask.
Emmett stands as a statue. "I honestly don't know." I barely hear him mutter.
I look away from him and back to the ceiling. "What do you mean you don't know? Either I looked like I was falling or jumping!" I yell at the ceiling.
I hear Emmett take a deep breath. "I don't know, Bella. It looked like both. The way you were falling, you looked so calm, like you were already dead. But before that it looked like you stepped too close to the ledge and just fell off. So…I'm not sure."
I try to control my breathing but I can't. I start gasping for air.
It's all too much.
"Shit," I hear Emmett shout down the hall for a nurse.
"Bella, can you hear me?" The nurse shines a bright light over my eyes. I can't move or speak. "She's having a panic attack."
After that final sentence I black out.
I hear the rhythmic beeping again.
I slowly open my eyes. The room is dark this time. I see Charlie resting on the couch right next to me. I look to my left and see Edward scrunched up in a chair. I frown and try to remember if he was there before I blacked out. I'm positive he wasn't here before.
I look around for the call button. It's wrapped around my bedside handle and I press it.
"Hello, Miss Bella," says a pleasant looking older woman as she walks into my room. "What can I do for you?"
"My head really hurts," I whisper.
She nods and checks a few things on my chart as well as my monitor. "Alright, I need to get the doctor since this is your first time waking up since the panic attack. I'll be right back, hun." She takes my chart, smiles, and then leaves.
I look once again at the chair next to me. Edward.
Is he here because he feels guilty?
The doctor finally comes in and I see it isn't Carlisle, thank goodness.
"Hello, Bella, how are you feeling?" he asks as he looks over my chart and looks at my monitor.
"My head hurts," I complain. "And my leg," I frown not even noticing the pain until now.
"Yes, you broke your foot pretty bad after the fall." He says while taking off the covers. He quickly looks over my leg then flashes his tiny flash light at my eyes.
He jots a few notes down then moves to push a shot of morphine into my IV.
"That might make you a bit tired, but seeing as how it's," he glances down at his watch. "10 o'clock, you might need the rest. Also we're going to start you on a regular dose of anti-anxiety medication. The nurse will be back to give it to you."
With that he left with a smile. The nurse came almost back into my room instantly.
"Here you go dear," she hands me a cup of water and another smaller cup with the pill in it. I take the pill quickly then down all of the water not realizing how thirsty I am.
The nurse smiles and asks if I want another water. I nod my yes and she's goes off to get some.
I impatiently wait for her to come back when I hear the chair squeak.
I can feel the skip of my heart. I slowly turn my eyes to the chair. Edward is already stretching and rubbing his back.
He finally notices that I'm up.
"Bella," he whispers. He moves over to hug me. He embraces me softly yet firmly. "What happened?" He whispers quietly.
I can't say anything. I'm still in shock of why he's even here.
"Why are you here?" My voice cracks.
Then nurse finally walks in with a hospital mug of water and some ice.
"Here ya go," she turns to Edward. "Well good evening, Edward." She turns back to me. "You should be so proud to have a boyfriend who stays here almost as must as you do." She smiles and reminds me to drink the water then leaves.
"You've been here every day?" My voice cracks again.
"Drink your water and I'll explain," Edward says handing the mug to me.
I start sucking down the cold water almost drinking half of it in a few sucks.
"Emmett called me as soon as he and Rose got to the hospital." Edward sits back in his chair and stares at the floor. "He told me to call your dad, which I did. I drove myself and went to see Carlisle who had already seen you. He pulled me to the side and told me what was going on. Rose, Emmett, and your dad were all in the waiting room and I told them what Carlisle said. It wasn't until later that we found out you were in a coma. I wanted to stay."
"Had," I corrected.
"No," he states. He brings his head up to look at me in the eye. "I wanted to come. I had to make sure you were alright."
I break eye contact and stare at the mug in my hand.
"Bella, I love you. No matter how much you think I don't; I do. I wanted to make sure you were okay."
"Then why did you leave?" I whisper fighting back the tears.
I hear Edward sigh. "Bella, you aren't ready for me yet. I still think I'm right about moving too fast but I'm gonna prove that I do love you. And I wanted to be here for you. I'll be your friend for as long as you'll have me."
I smile sadly. "Part of me is in relief but the other, greater part of me wants to be with you, as a girlfriend."
"And since you do have a part of you that is relieved it proves my point that you're not ready," Edward smiles. "But I'm glad that you still want to be with me. It'll have to be a mutual decision when we get back together."
"Not if?" I ask.
Edward shakes his head. "Not if."
I let the tears; I've been holding, roll down my face. I smile up at him. "Okay."
Over the next week Edward helps me catch up with school. I can confidently say that I am one hundred percent comfortable around him now.
Emmett and Rose stop by a lot. They really are a cute couple. Where Rose is still a bit shy Emmett brings this fire crack out. Alice and Jasper come at night mostly. They both have become so in tune with each other that they finish each other's sentences.
Edward and I roll our eyes at them all the time. Edward and I. I miss kissing him, I miss hugging him, and I miss him holding me. My chest hurts so badly when he leaves for the day. I practically had to force him and Charlie to get out of my room. Charlie finally went back to work and stops by in the morning. While Edward stops by in the morning before school and after school.
Edward tells me that Jessica was expelled from school and is now in the process of moving out of Forks.
"Wow, I can't believe it. I thought Jessica could talk herself out of anything."
"Yeah, well, when you have an entire gym class say that she did it, it wasn't too hard," Edward says.
"What about the others?"
"Suspended," Edward clinches his jaw. "Since they didn't actually touch you they can't be expelled."
"Oh," I'm sure the disappointment is in my voice.
"They're not going to touch you, Bella. We'll all make sure they don't."
I frown in confusion. "All?"
Edward softly smiles, "Everyone; Rose, Emmett, Jasper, Alice, and me of course."
"Thanks," I whisper. "But you shouldn't have to babysit me." I snap.
"Bella, no one thinks of it as babysitting. What Jessica did was inexcusable. No one blames you for what happened." He pauses while staring at me. "Maybe… Maybe Emmett and I can teach you a few moves?"
I smile brightly. "I think I'd like that. I'm sure Charlie wouldn't oppose either."
Edward smiles back. "So you're getting out of here tomorrow?"
I nod, "Yup, I'll have the weekend to recover then back to school on Monday."
"Excited about leaving?" He chuckles.
"You have no idea!" I laugh.
Just then another nurse comes into my room and wordlessly hand me my pill. I quickly swallow the pill and chug the water.
Edward gives me a questioning look. "Um, when I first woke up I had a major panic attack and I blacked out. They've been giving me anti anxiety meds."
He fully frowns, "I didn't know."
"It was only Charlie, Rose, and Emmett here when it happened." I say playing with my fingers.
Edward nods and lets the issue go.
"Whoa, Bells slow down there," Charlie tries to steady me on my way into the front door.
I practically throw myself on the couch. "I'm just so happy to be out of the hospital!"
"So we've brought most of your room down here," Alice says.
I glance around and notice that my dresser is right next to the couch. I look down at the couch and see that it has pillows and blankets on it.
"We didn't want you to have to climb the stairs especially with your foot. So me and Edward fixed the bathroom down here so we can just stay down here." Charlie says proudly.
"It was Edward's idea actually," Alice elbows Edward in the ribs.
Charlie deflates a bit but smiles at Edward.
Edward rubs the back of his neck nervously. "Yeah, but Charlie did most of the work so it was a team effort."
I smile at him and my dad, "Thanks, guys."
"Well, I need to go to work. Alice and Edward have volunteered to keep you company for the rest of the day." Charlie says goodbye to all of us grabs his gun and is out the door.
We're all silent while we listen for Charlie to drive away.
"Well," Alice sighs. "I guess I better get going."
I frown, "But I thought you guys were going to stay with me for the day."
Alice smiles all knowing and shit. "I already promised Jazzy a date tonight. But don't worry you won't be here all alone. Edward is staying."
"Oh," I say blushing at Edward. Edward just grins back at me.
Alice rolls her eyes and picks up her book bag. "I'll see you guys later." She shouts before adding, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do!" I hear her cackle all the way out the door.
Now my blush has gotten ten times worse.
"So," Edward breaks the silence. "We have a bio test coming up."
I groan, "Of course we do. When is it?"
"Monday. So I brought my books over so we could study together." He smiles at me while he pulls out his notes and book.
I've noticed we both smile a lot… More than usual, but I smile back anyways.
We study for a good hour and a half. My stomach interrupts our studying around 1:30.
"Time to feed you?" Edward chuckles.
I punch him in the arm but nod.
"Alright, what do you what to eat?" he asks.
"Um, not sure, let's go to the kitchen." Before I know what's happening he scoops me up and carries me to the kitchen.
I stare openly at him. "What? You said lets go to the kitchen."
"Well, yes, but I didn't mean for you to carry me." I state.
Edward just shrugs and sets me down on the kitchen chair.
"So, what do we have?" Edward mutters to himself. "We have milk, beer, a very suspicious looking sandwich, and some cheese." He moves to the cabinets. "We have noodles. Want to make mac-n-cheese?"
"Sure," I shrug.
While Edward begins making the meal I can't help but think what a good husband he would be. Helping me out, a person, who broke his heart, just shows what a great guy he really is. I don't deserve him as a boyfriend, or even a friend. But I'm so selfish I can't let him go. Nor do I want him to go.
I must really be in love with him.
My eyes bug out at the word. Love. Do I really love Edward?
He's already made pasta and is adding it to the cheese and milk mixture. "Lunch time," he announces. He sets down a bowl for me and for himself.
I laugh and begin eating. "This is amazing!" I yell.
Edward rolls his eyes, "It's just mac-n-cheese."
"But it's really good mac-n-cheese," I argue.
Yes, I must say I do love him.
After lunch we head back to the couch for some more studying. He sits so close to me I miss some of the simplest questions he asks me. I love watching the way his mouth moves as he speaks.
"Bella?" …. "Bella?"
I shake my head. "Yes?"
Edward frowns in concern, "Are you alright?"
I think before answering him. "I love you," I whisper.
Edward doesn't say anything back; instead he looks into my eyes.
He must have found something. "I love you too, Bella."
I smile so big that my cheeks hurt.
Edward tenderly smiles back and raises his hand to reach behind my neck. He pulls me close and kisses each of my cheeks first. Then finally he kisses my lips.
Fireworks have nothing on a kiss from Edward Cullen.
A/N: Dom-Edward might not make an appearance for a couple of chapters but he'll be back. After all, Edward still has that vibrator doesn't he? Lol.