I swallow hard and don't say a word. All I'm capable of doing at this moment is praying. Praying that I didn't just end the best thing that ever happened to me. Praying that I didn't push him away and that he will forgive me.
Edward's quiet words pull me out of my thoughts. I look up and see him standing with his back to me. "How could you even think that I'd hurt you like that? After all we've been through... I just don't get it." He shakes his head before turning around to face me. "Tell me, Bella! Tell me why you'd think I'm not being honest with you?"
Seconds pass without either of us saying anything. The silence is deafening; you could hear a pin drop. When I have finally gathered enough courage to speak, it comes out as nothing but a whisper, "Because I love you and I'm scared."