It was already 9 o'clock and Edward was still not home. I tried calling him, but he wasn't picking up. I know I shouldn't be worried. Maybe he got stuck in traffic. Rosalie was still here, but she started to get hungry so I allowed her to eat.
The clock read 9:30 PM the next time I looked over. I completely lost my appetite at this point, feeling as if my heart dropped to my stomach for some unknown reason.
"Bella, he's going to be okay. Don't worry. He's just a little late." Rose tried to assure me but it wasn't happening. I'm so completely worried about Edward that I couldn't even sit still.
My phone rang from across the room just as I was pacing. I ran towards it and picked up on the second ring, not even bothering to look at who was calling.
"Hello? Oh thank God, Edward. Where are you?"
"Bella?" Shit. It wasn't Edward. I pulled the phone away from my ear and looked at it.
"Oh, Emmett. What's wrong?" I sighed. Rosalie stood from the couch, walking towards me with a confused face.
"Listen, Bella. I need for you to sit down," he said slowly.
"Emmett? What's wrong?"
"Edward has been in an accident. I need for you to..." I lost it. I was just talking to Edward an hour ago! What happened?! I dropped the phone just as my knees gave up and I ended up on the floor.
Shit. What the fuck was happening? I grabbed Bella's phone from the floor, putting on my ear as I tried to pull Bella up.
"Rosie? Sweetheart, what happened to Bella?" he replied, his words rushing out.
"I have not idea. She just fell. What's wrong?" I said. I looked over at Bella and was now on a fetal position, sobbing uncontrollably.
"Edward got into a car accident. Rosie, I'm trying to look for flights right now. I need for you to go to Northwest Hospital. He's in there right now. They probably have more info for you guys because only able to talk to the Officer."
"Holy fucking shit," I muttered.
"Yeah, I know. I have to go, sweetheart. Please take care of them."
"I will. I love you, Em. Stay safe, please."
"I love you, too." After hanging up, I tended to Bella who was now no where to be found.
"Fuck. Bella? Where are you?! We have to go to the hospital!" I yelled. I couldn't give fuck who heard me or if her neighbors and being disturbed.
"I'm right here," she said quietly from the couch. She was now wearing pants and a white v-neck that's too big for her. Edward's, I assumed.
"Honey, we have to leave now so you can see Edward."
We arrived at the hospital a few minutes later and the ER was busy. Bella was still quiet, but still crying next to me. She kept flipping through her photos in her iPhone as she silently tried to hide how she was feeling. We've been best friends for forever, but I understood why. She needed time to process such information.
"How may I help you?" the receptionist asked.
"What room is Edward Cullen in?" She cocked her eyebrow at me, but I raised my eyebrow back. She cowered under my gaze as she began typing on her stupid fucking keyboard too fucking loudly and too fucking slowly.
"Oh, God. Is it Christmas time already? Holy shit, woman! Faster!" I growled. She rolled her eyes but she continued her pace. I looked over at Bella and she was looking around flinching as she saw a woman on a hospital bed, screaming.
Finally, after for-fucking-ever, Miss Too-Slow looked up at us and said, "115."
"Thanks," I winked.
"Bitch," she fake coughed. Oh no, she didn't. I turned around, but Bella held me back.
"She's not worth it, Rose. Let's just go." I motioned the universal I got my eyes on you sign as Bella dragged me towards Edward's room.
Normally, I would have let Rose fuck that bitch up, but now wasn't the time and I didn't have the energy to pull her away when things get out of hand. I just really want to see Edward. I'm so fucking worried, I can't even breathe properly. We finally reached his room and the door was opened. Two doctors exited his room, both looking at us with curious faces.
"May I help you, ladies?" One of them asked.
"Is this where Edward Cullen is?" I asked quietly.
"Yes, ma'am, and you are?"
"I'm Bella Swan and this is Rosalie Hale,"
"Ah, Isabella Swan, right? Officer Smith said you'd be here. Are you his girlfriend?"
"We were expecting you, actually. Listen, I'm Dr. Riley and this is Dr. James. The driver was in fact drunk when he hit Edward. You can ask Officer Smith tomorrow morning when he comes by."
"How is he?"
"He's holding up," Dr. James replied. "Three of his ribs are broken, he has a mild concussion, and he's black and blue all over, but aside from that, he's doing pretty well."
"Can I see him?"
"Yes, you can. He's asleep right now, though," Dr. Riley smiled comfortingly. "I will see you soon, Miss Swan. I will try to drop by in a few minutes. Dr. Cullen is on his way over, too."
"Okay. Thank you, Dr. Riley, Dr. James."
They both nodded and I took a deep breath as I opened the door to see Edward.
"Bella, I'll be right out here, okay? Just holler if you need anything," Rosalie smiled at me.
I entered the room and I immediately burst into sobs. He was laid down on a hospital in the middle of the room with machines all over him. His midsection was covered in white gauze and his face and legs were full of bruises. There was dried blood on his right temple, and as I looked at his sleeping face, memories of when I'd wake up before him flooded my mind.
Waking up before Edward wasn't something that always happens. He's the morning person, not me, but somehow, today I was able to wake up earlier than usual. Our arms were slung loosely across each others' waists, legs intertwined with each other. His hair was a lot more disheveled than usual, pillow marks on the right side of his face. From a far, Edward was flawless. Absolutely beautiful. However, up close, he had his fair share of blemishes that he pointed out when I was gushing that he was perfect.
His nose was a little crooked, something about Emmett hitting it when they were little. In between his eyebrows, he has tiny acne scars and right beside his left eye was a scar about a half an inch long. He said he got it when he was about five and Emmett was chasing him and he hit the corner of a table.
On the other hand, he was also blessed with high cheekbones, a perfectly arched cupid's bow, long eyelashes, a strong and sharp jawline, and my most favorite asset he had... his piercing emerald eyes that were now staring back at me.
"Good morning," he whispered.
"Morning, baby," I smiled back.
"You're a creep." he mumbled, pulling me closer to him.
"What did I do, now?" I blushed, knowing he caught me yet again, staring at him.
"You were ogling me in my sleep."
"Well, who's to say I can't stare at you? You are mine," I giggled, kissing his neck.
"Mm, got that right."
I sat on the chair beside the bed and grabbed his hand, tears continuing to stream down my face.
"Hey baby," I started, my voice breaking on every syllable. "I love you, you know that? I've always loved you. We just finally pulled our heads out of our asses, don't leave me hanging now, honey. I love you, please remember that. Can you even hear me?"
"Yes, he can hear you," an unfamiliar voice said. I didn't even notice someone come in the room. I looked over to the door and there stood Dr. Cullen and what looked to be his wife. Damn it, this was not how I envisioned meeting Edward's parents. Hell, I wasn't even properly dressed!
I stood from the chair as I took in Dr. and Mrs. Cullen. Dr. Cullen was blonde with perfect alabaster skin, standing tall in a white lab coat and a stethoscope hanging around his neck. His right arm was around his wife's shoulders who was looking at me with tears in her green eyes. She looked like she just stepped out from an Ann Taylor catalog, looking really put together while I probably looked like a hobo with Edward's shirt engulfing my petite body. They looked younger and even more beautiful than I expected. She stepped forward and I awkwardly lifted my hand to shake hers, but she was having none of it. She immediately wrapped me in one of the tightest and surprisingly most comforting hugs I've ever received.
"Oh, dear. It's so great to finally meet you! I'm Esme and this is Carlisle." she said, her voice calm and collected despite her glistening eyes. A new round of tears hit me hearing her voice for the first time.
"I-I'm so s-sorry. I-I... He's s-s-supposed to be h-h-here when I meet y-you guys and... I'm so sorry." I cried, not knowing how to explain. She pulled away, holding me at arms length as she took in my appearance.
"I understand, honey. This wasn't how I thought of meeting my son's girlfriend, but I want you to know that you have nothing to apologize for. Absolutely nothing. But, thank you, dear. Thank you so much."
"You make him happy, Bella. I've never seen him so... alive. I know it's because of you. My son has never been this happy and I'd like to thank you." she smiled at me, a tear escaping her eyes.
- early update! thanks so much for all your reviews. i just couldn't hold this in for any longer. i hope you guys like this chapter as much as i liked writing it. alice comes in next chapter and she also meets jasper ;) please review/favorite/follow! thanks so much for reading! you guys are awesome!