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15. Port Angeles

I was driving at about 80 mph, which to me is a slow speed, but I didn't want to cross paths with Edward. I looked at my dress which hung from the window in the back. It was honey-golden dress that matched my eyes. It was a long sating dress that had a small train in the back. It was one-shouldered with just the right amount of jewels on the shoulder. It was very classic. I was half way to the main part of Port Angeles when my phone started to ring. I quickly looked at the caller ID and answered the phone.

"Hey Al—"I started

"Bella, you have to get to Port Angles as quickly as possible. It's Edward. I had a vision!" Alice practically yelled from the other line.

"Alice calm down. What happened exactly?" I pressed my foot on the gas pedal and quickly accelerated to 130 mph.

"Edward is going to get lost and some other men are going to try and rob him. They have bad intentions if Edward struggles. One of them has a knife." Alice's voice was low when she finished. I took an unnecessary breath and spoke.

"I got it," I hung up the phone, only thinking of what was going to happen.

As soon as I got into the main part of the city I slowed down and searched people's minds for any picture of Edward. Then I got it. Edward was being chased by four men, each with a plan. My hands tightened on the wheel anger flaring from me. I followed the thoughts of the men. One of them had a knife and he was going to stab Edward.

Poor fucker. He has no idea what's coming to him. One of them thought.

No one will never find us. We'll throw his body in the ocean. No one will ever know. The one with the knife thought.

I am going to hunt and kill those good for nothing fucking trash shit of people. I was literally seeing red. I tried seeing if I could read Edward's thoughts. I knew I was getting really close.

They're…kill…find…help. I only got a few words from his thoughts, they were all unclear and now my head hurt from trying.

I saw in the mind of one of the men signal to other men to start closing in on Edward. One of the guys pulled out his knife.

I turned off my headlights, stepped on the gas and turned left at where he was. I drove the car near them, almost running one of them over.

What the fuck! One of them yelled.

I pulled up next to Edward, and opened the door.

"Edward. Get. In" I could hardly talk. He quickly got in the car and closed the door. I sped up and made a U-turn, almost running over one of them again. My hands were tightened on the steering wheel. It was taking all my self-control to not go back and kill all of them.

I looked to my side and observed Edward. He was still in a daze. Was he traumatized? He looked back at me. He looked relieved. I wonder what he was thinking, this time I couldn't even hear a little part of his thoughts. His amazing scent started to fill my nose. Luckily it wasn't as shocking as before. I took in a deep breathe to really get a whiff of his smell. I focused on the road driving in direction towards Mike's thoughts.

"Bella are you okay?" Edward asked me. I looked at him.

"I think I should be the one asking that," I replied, venom still leaking through my words.

"Yeah, just a little scared. They were going to kill me. One of them had a knife." He told me. Wait, how did he know one of them had a knife? They didn't get close enough to Edward for him to see the knife.

I just nodded in agreement and looked forward. To go back and kill them, or to not, that is the question.

"How did you know where to find me?" He asked me.

"I was driving around and then I heard them thinking about doing things to you." My anger momentarily vanished as I realized what I had just told him.

"You heard them think?" He asked looking at me with a raised eye-brow.

"Never mind that. Edward you should be more careful. Port Angeles is dangerous. Those guys were going to kill you. I'm still debating whether or not I should turn this car around and murder each of them one by one." I said through my teeth.

All of a sudden I heard a laugh escape from him.

"And what exactly were you going to do Bella? Frustrate them with your beauty and then get raped? I rather die than let you get hurt. Bella you are more fragile than I am. Although you have to teach me how to drive like that. It was pretty cool." I could sense him trying to make light of the situation.

"Edward, if you only knew." I shook my head at him. Was I saying too much? My anger at the men was slowly fading into frustration of Edward not knowing anything about me.

I saw that we were near Mike. I pulled up next to a restaurant La Bella Italiana.

"How did you know that I had to come here?" Crap. I hadn't asked him. I saw Mike, Tyler, Eric and Jessica go down the steps of the restaurant.

"Come on, your friends are waiting for you." I got out of the car trying to ignore Edward's stare on me. As soon as I saw Mike look at me I stopped looking into everyone's thoughts, but I kept my shield up.

EDWARD POV

I was still thinking of how Bella knew where I was supposed to be. She's so…mysterious, in a good intriguing way of course. By now the moon was out and the sun had long set. Now only my friend's thoughts gave away that they were coming closer.

Oh it's, Edward. Wait is that Isabella Cullen with him? Mike thought, incredulous.

Its Isabella Swan and she looks freaking hot. Eric and Tyler thought. My jealousy flared a little. Bella is mine and they have no business thinking about her like that. The guys approached and stood in front of us. I looked at Bella through the corner of my eye and saw her stance. She had her arms folded across her chest. She looked still a little angry. At least she was not as angry as she was earlier. Though I have to admit, although she looked pretty scary, she looked like an angry kitten.

"Hey Edward," Mike started, "we've been looking for you for a while. But dude, we got hungry so we ate. Sorry." Mike said all this while not taking his eyes of Bella.

"It's alright. I got lost on the way back, but I happened to find Bella on the way." I said explaining Bella's presence.

"Naw its fine man," Tyler responded. She's hot, I would love to just fu—

I got angry again. "Um maybe we should get going," I interrupted before Tyler could even finish his thought. For this first time, Bella spoke.

"How about you guys get going? I'll take Edward home, besides he hasn't eaten." Mike took a step forward.

"Sure? I mean maybe we should take Edward ya know?" No way in hell am I letting these two stay together. Isabella needs to be with a man.

I intervened then. "No Mike I'll stay with Bella. I promised her dinner anyways." Bella leaned a bit my way and nodded.

"He's right boys, I got him." Bella said in her sweet wind chime voice. She started going up the stairs to the restaurant. I nodded my head the guys and followed her, of course shocked at what had just happened. Bella waited for me in the front. I held open the door so she could go in. A waiter came up to us.

"A table for two?" He asked without taking his eyes off Bella.

"Yes please. Somewhere private." Bella said. I wasn't completely sure, but I could swear she slipped him a 50$ bill.

"Right this way." The waiter led us around the side of the restaurant to a small booth next to the window. No one else was around.

"Thank you" Bella said. We both sat.

"If you two need anything please ask. I'll be back for your orders." The waiter left and I was finally alone with Bella.

She looked at me with those unique golden eyes of hers, expectantly.

"So why are you in Port Angeles?"

"I was picking up a dress." She said simply.

"I thought you were still on that trip with Jasper, since you weren't at school today."

"I got home at noon today, so I was going to miss school anyways." I looked down into my hands. She had a response for everything.

"How did you find me?" I pressed.

She rubbed one of her temples. "I was driving around, and then I saw you." She was lying.

"I don't believe you Bella." I said.

"You don't have to. But it's true." She said calmly folding her hands together.

The waiter came back then and asked for our orders.

"A coke and Um, I'll have the Mushroom ravioli," I said picking the first thing off the menu.

"Just a water for me please," Bella said.

"Are you sure you don't want anything to eat?" I asked her,

"Yeah I'm fine. I just have a headache that's all," she said to me. The waiter left with our orders. An awkward silence ran between us, as well as a thick tension.

I had a lot of questions for her. But instead I observed her. She didn't look like a monster, or in other words a vampire. I had joked with her earlier, when I said she probably wasn't going to do anything to the guys chasing me. But now, I wasn't so sure. She was pale, her skin was almost translucent like. Her eyes although a dim gold weren't red like in the stories I read. What if I'm just going crazy? Am I dreaming? I sighed in frustration, this was definitely not a dream.

Bella looked at me and frowned, "are you sure you're ok? I mean you were almost killed out there."

"I'm fine. I just have a lot of questions." I said. She looked at her hands which were intertwined on the table.

"I don't know why you have questions, I already told you everything there is to know. " Bella looked at me, obviously she was being defensive.

"I don't believe you though," I said honestly. At the same time, one waiter came and put down our drinks and my food.

"Please call me if you need anything," the waiter said and left.

"Edward, it's best if you didn't know the truth. Can't you just accept what happened and leave it at that?" She looked at me straight in the eye. It looked as if she was trying to convince me by smoldering me with her eyes. I looked down blushing at her intensity.

"You know, you're in a better mood when your eyes are light gold," I told her. She scrunched her eyebrows, taken off guard by my question.

"What do you mean?" She asked.

"When your eyes are black you get irritated easily, when your eyes are light you seem in a better mood," time to start the topic, "I have a theory about that."

"Here we go. Well what do you have in mind?" She said with a smile, but her eyes were tight.

I picked up my fork and ate some of my ravioli, trying to find words for what I was going to say next. I looked around the restaurant, but this place wasn't private enough.

"I'll tell you in the car, but I do have some questions," I said.

Bella sighed and leaned back. She was fighting with an internal dilemma.

"Go ahead then, it seems like it's time to spill," She said. She leaned in waiting for my questions. I put another ravioli in my mouth and swallowed.

"Why were you in Port Angeles?" I asked her again. She sighed.

"I was picking up a dress from the tailor." She said. I squinted my eyes at her, she wasn't telling the full truth at all.

"There's more to that though," I drank some of the coke and looked at her suspiciously.

"I was in Port Angeles, because Alice told me I had to pick up my dress, and that you were going to be there." She said resigning. So she followed me?

"How did you find me then?"

"Alice called and said you were in danger, so I hung up and drove in circles trying to listen to other people to see if they saw you." Why was Alice in this? How did she know? What does Bella mean by listening?

"And then I heard their thoughts. They were going to kill you, one of them had a knife. I swear I was going to kill them." Her hands balled up into fists, she was getting angry again. I put my hand on her hand to try and calm her, but I wasn't expecting her hand to be freezing. I jerked my hand at the sudden cold. She looked at me apologetically.

"Sorry," she said simply.

"Are you cold? Here wear my jacket." Before she could respond, I shrugged off my leather jacket and handed it to her. She smiled and she covered her small frame with it.

"Thanks." She said.

"Now where we…what do you mean when you said that you 'heard their thoughts'" Can she read minds? Am I not the only who can read minds? Has she been reading my mind the entire time? I took a sip of my coke hesitantly.

"It means what it means. I can read minds, and I can talk back to them through their mind. I can chose to listen to someone's thoughts or not. However, if someone thinks directly at me, I always hear them." She looked at me apprehensively waiting for my answer.

"So you read minds?" I asked her slowly. I finished the last of my ravioli and looked at her.

"Yes. Though I can't hear your mind. I've tried before but it's odd. Sometimes I can read your mind, and when I do it sounds like radio frequency. I only get some words and it sounds fuzzy. Sometimes I don't get anything from you. One time, like the first time we sat together in Biology I got a deep headache from trying to hear your thoughts. It's as if something was interfering with me." She said. I was trying to process what she had just finished saying. At least she didn't hear my thoughts. Was it because I heard thoughts that she couldn't hear my thoughts?

"You can't hear my thoughts then?" I asked.

"No, you wouldn't believe how frustrating it is." She said sighing.

"Actually I can. I can't hear your thoughts either." I told her.

"Well you're human, you are not supposed to hear other people's thoughts." She said. Obviously she doesn't know.

"I can. I'll prove it." I said. I looked around and out saw someone standing out the window.

"Bella, look at the man standing outside the window. Listen to his thoughts, I can hear them too." I looked in his mind and repeated out loud what he was saying,"Man, its cold. Where is the taxi? I could've been home by now. It's late, my sisters are probably worried about me," I looked at Bella and she looked in shock.

"I told you. The only reason I tell you is because I trust you and because I know you won't judge me. Anything is possible Bella." I explained to her. Why hold back? She was probably going to tell me everything anyways.

"Can you hear my thoughts?" She said lowly. She was probably worried I knew everything already.

"Nope. Remember how you said you got a head ache when you tried listening to my thoughts the first day of Biology? I got a headache too when I tried listening to your thoughts." She looked like she had a realization.

"Of course you can't hear my thoughts, but do you think that maybe the headache was cause by both of trying to listen to each other's thoughts at the same time?" She looked amused with everything.

"Maybe," I said equally in enthusiasm.

"What happens if you stop listening to thoughts?" She asked me.

"I'm not sure, I always listen, and I feel vulnerable without it." I admitted.

"Do it. Stop listening to thoughts for a bit." I bit my lower lip unsure. She smiled at me and raised an eyebrow.

"Fine," I smiled back and stopped listening. I no longer hear anyone else's thoughts. The little voices I heard were gone.

I looked at Bella and saw her concentrate. Her eyes were focused on my green ones. I looked down at my hands. I thought about the time in Biology. And then how she saved me. I know what you are. I thought to her.

She pressed her lips in a line. I know you do, you are much more observant then I had given you credit for. I jumped in my seat a little. Did she just talk to me in my head?

Yes I did. My eyes widened and I looked at her. She had a grin on her face.

So does this mean we can talk to each other using our minds? I asked.

I guess it does, but only if you are not listening to anyone else's thoughts. However, it means I can hear everything you think. She said smiling at me playfully.

I automatically started to listen for thoughts again. She grinned.

"I bet you can listen to my thoughts too." She said slowly.

"I tried and I can't" I reminded her.

"But that's because I'm a shield. You see I can put up a shield in my mind so no one can harm me mentally. I can also put up a physical shield around me and others. That's why you can't hear my thoughts nor my other siblings. I have a shield around us to protect us from danger." She said quietly.

I blinked a couple of times. "So you have a shield around you? Can I hear your thoughts?" She nodded her head and closed her eyes.

I wonder if he can hear my thoughts. She wondered in her mind.

"Yes I can Bella. But if you put up your shield then I can't." She said. Her mind was quiet. I could only see in her thoughts my reflection.

What if we both try to listen to each other's thoughts at the same time? Will we get a headache again? She asked me.

"Well only one way to find out," I said. I breathed in preparing myself for the headache. She smiled at me and she closed her eyes. Immediately I winced with pain. She seemed to be also in pain. I stopped trying to read her now silent mind.

"Well obviously that didn't go well." She said.

At the moment the waiter came by with our check. Bella put some money down and told him to keep the change. He handed her a piece of paper. I hope she calls. Loser she is never going to get a call. I got out of the booth and held a hand out for Bella to grab it.

She smiled and grabbed my hand. Her hands were still cold. I led her out the door and to the car. She smiled at me with her eyebrow raised. We both got in the car. And she started to drive back to Forks. The silence was short but I knew she was waiting for me to tell her my theories. It was time to tell her.

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