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What Happens Next?:


After Edward and I came back to his house, we took a joint shower; I was a bit messy after my first meal. I had not thought about what I would feel having to kill a human in order to feed. At first I was hesitant about it, and Edward knew it; he told me what he saw in her mind. After hearing that she had traded her child for a fix, I was furious; in my mind she didn't deserve to live, so I gladly ended her life.

"You did well, love," Edward told me, as he washed me.

"Thank you. I'll admit I was nervous at first, but knowing what kind of human she was made it easier for me," I replied.

"It will get easier for you as time goes on," he told me.

After our shower, Edward dried the both of us off then led me to the bed. We snuggled up together and talked.

"So what happens next?" I asked him.

"Well, we have some options to consider," he asnwered.

"What are they?' I asked.

"The first one is we stay here and figure out a way to get Max away from his father; the second one is we move a short distance away and keep an eye on him until he is old enough to leave Jacob on his own. During that time, we would of course find ways for you to sneak around and see him; we would just have to be sure he didn't slip and tell anyone that he saw you," he explained.

"I would love to raise my son, but is it really possible? I was under the impression that it would be impossible with the way we have to live," I said.

"Bella, I love you and I'll do anything to make you happy; you are long overdue for a break. Let me be there for you; let me shoulder your burden for awhile, love," he told me, as he hugged me to him.

"I wish you could have found me long before now; my life would have been so different,' I told him.

"I wish that too, but you're with me now; that's what matters. I will do anything and everything in my power to make life good for you. So have you made your choice? Do we figure out a way to get Max away from Jacob?" he said.

"Yes, Edward; I want my son. We can give him a good life," I said, knowing it was true.

Jacob loved Max and would also give him a good life in his own way, but he would try to buy Max's love; that wouldn't be right.