Sorry this has taken so long here is the next chapter which I promise part 2 will be up by the end of next week.


We finally separate and I can't help but to cup his face in between my hands and press our foreheads together.

Shortly after Edward seems to need more as he pulls my body against his.

I wrap my arms around his waist while he presses his head into my neck as I start crying into his shoulder.

"I am so sorry baby. I never wanted to let you go and I never will let you go again."

I have nothing to add so we just stand still as if nothing exists outside of us.

The silence is peaceful as every word we don't say is said in our gentle touches.

I'm the first one to break the silence and whisper.

"I love you."

I bury myself deeper into his body and take a deep breath, filling all of my senses with his scent.

Before I realise he has started pressing butterfly kisses from the top of my head to my collar bone while his hands run over my back and sides.

"I thought I was going never going to see you again."

I could hear the torture in his voice as he relived our separation.

"I thought I was losing my mind." He whispers before he starts kissing me again.

"I've lost my mind. There's no other explanation for you to be here," I got out before yawning.

"You're tired love. Lets get you back to sleep."

I shake my head as another yawn escapes and grip onto his t-shirt tighter.

"You need your rest, please love."

I shake my head and hold on to him tighter.

"Why not?" I can hear the concern in his whisper.

"Because if I go back to sleep I'll wake up to find you gone and me back in that hell."

I feel him step away and I drop my eyes in rejection.

Before I can work out what I had done wrong I feel two fingers lift up my chin. I look into his eyes as his bore into my soul.

"You are never leaving my side again," he whispers before stepping back.

Before I can say or do anything he is bending down and lifting me up in his arms.

"You need to sleep my love, please." He whispered as he ran his hand through my hair and started walking to the bed.

"You need to hunt." I counteract as I run my thumb over the dark circles under his eyes.

I feel his sigh against my ear admitting his defeat.

We don't even make it to the bed before I am asleep.


I wake up in the same bed that I was in when I dreamt of Edward being here, but I am alone.

I ram both my hands into my hair and yank it hard.

I slow my breathing down to relax, but I fail and can just feel it all escalating.

"Bella." I hear gently whispered from some distant corner of my mind.

I shake my head and start crying.

I ignore the world till I feel a set of cold hands wrap around my hands making me release my hair.

I look up into Deangelos eyes and without realising it I've gone from crying a few tears to a full blown crying melt down.

There is only so much one person can take.

I dreamt I was free, not still trapped with Deangelo.

"Bella, it's okay sweetheart, you need to calm down." I bury my head into the pillow as I am crying.

"She just woke up and started crying." He replies to someone as the door opens and closes.

I don't bother looking up and just continue to cry.

I jump when I feel the electric current as Deangelo moves away and I turn to look at Edward kneeling next the bed.

He's looking down at me as well, but he is looking better fed and more relaxed now.

"You're here?'' I manage to croak out as I wipe my tears away.

Edward slides to my side slowly and then lies down on the bed.

I can do nothing but watch as he settles down next to me and then gently pulls me down into him.

I lay my head onto his chest and listen as he hums a tune and gently twirls a strand of my hair around his finger.


"Are you okay love?" He whispers once I have settled down.

"I thought you were a dream." I reply quietly.

"What do you want to do now?"

"Can we stay here?"

"For a while yeah. How does a movie sound?" I just hum in response and for the first time look around the room.

I notice that we are in a very sophisticated and elegant room.

"Edward where are we?" I ask as I watch him move around the room

"We are here." I can't help but laugh for the first time in ages.

"And that is where in the world?"

"We are in the Atlantic ocean just off Benbecula island."

"Oh." I still had no idea where we were.

My confusion must have been apparent on my face.

"We are off an island just above Scotland." He chuckled.

I couldn't help but start to laugh with him.


A few hours later I found myself on the top deck looking out across the ocean.

I closed my eyes as I felt the breeze against my skin.

I couldn't help but close my eyes and take a deep breath of fresh air.

It felt good to feel free again after months of being a prisoner. A pampered prisoner, but a prisoner all the same.

I jumped slightly as I felt a pair of arms wrap around my waist and I pressed myself back into his body.

"You look peaceful now. How do you feel?"

"I'm happy to be free again."

"We're just glad to have you back and everyone together sweetheart." I looked towards Esme and then noticed that everyone had appeared.

We sit down together when dinner is laid out.

Everyone made casual conversation until Chris came on deck followed by Natalie.

Carlisle stood up and Natalie took his seat after hugging me.

"I'm . . . . ." before I got any further I found her hand against my mouth and a stern look on her face.

"If you're going to say something stupid, keep it to yourself."

I couldn't help but smile and take a hold of Edward's hand.

We ate dinner happily while chatting away about everyday dribble.

I found out that I was going to be staying on the boat for at least a week and would then be going back to the Brambles for another week to enjoy some family time before classes started again.

After dinner we stayed on deck while laying on a pair of sun chairs.

Edward is in a pair of denim jeans and a t-shirt while I am wrapped up in a duvet and winter coat.

I hold Edward's hand as we look up into a sky filled with stars. Occasionally Edward points out star constellations.

Eventually I get too cold and we go back to our cabin. On my way I realise that I haven't explored much of the yacht, if it could be called that.

Going by what I saw on the top deck it looked more like a small cruise ship.

When we got into our room I started my night time routine and then noticed that I had no medications.

Before I got to say anything, Edward appeared in the doorway with what looked like one of his jumpers and a pair of my pajama pants.

"Your pills are in the medicine cabinet." I opened the door and thanked him before taking the clothes from him and getting ready for bed.


We had a few peaceful days after our first day. They were slow, but peaceful. We spent most of the time relaxing in my room. I needed some me and Edward time.

Of course, everyone was popping in every so often to check on us and see if I needed anything, or just to hug me and make sure I got a few distractions.

When I was alone with Edward we mainly cuddled and enjoyed each others company in perfect silence.

Normally silence made me nervous, but this silence was peaceful. Unfortunately the peace and quiet didn't stay that way for long.

Everything seemed normal when I went to bed and then the horror struck.


I open my eyes in the woods near the Cullen house. I turn in the direction of the house and all I can see is the house in ruins.

The windows are smashed and some sections of the exterior white wall have a smokey grey stain and there is a strong smell of burning in the air.

Nothing is left; even Kate's cottage has been burned down. The other cottages I don't know, but I can't see Alice, Jasper, Rose or Emmett anywhere nearby.

"Alice and Jasper, Emmett and Rose have gone to check their cottages." I hear Edward tell no one. "Bella I'm so sorry love, there's nothing left."

I tap his shoulder and he seems to understand my next question.

"Esme is helping Kate recover what she can and Carlisle has gone to make some calls." He doesn't need to say any more.

I know what those calls are; they are the ones to make arrangements for me to stay with Natalie again.

I look over to Kate's cottage and I watch as she and Esme search through the rubble to retrieve what they can.

The second I decide to tell them what happens I am standing in the same place, but this time the house is standing and I am looking down at a pile of ash that has a strong acidic smell.

Carlisle is leaning over Kate and Esme is bandaging up Chris's arm as Natalie sits nearby staring at the house.

I walk up to Chris and hear him say to Esme. "This will kill her. I don't know what to do." Esme just presses her hand against his face and quietly whispers.

"Bella and Edward would never have survived without each other. Their souls were entwined so tightly you couldn't of cut one without the other. We will survive this because we all have one thing in common."

"What's that then?" Natalie asked from her place.

"We all loved Edward and Bella. They touched our souls in a way that no other creature could."

"Bella. . . . Bella. .. . . . . Bella, come on sweetheart wake up." I hear his voice as the darkness receded and turned to light again.

I flicked my eyes open and realised I am lying in my bed with tears running down my cheeks.

"Bella I need you to talk to me love." I can hear the calm in his voice, but he can't hide the panic in his eyes.


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