So I am crazy and got another idea for a fic when i had barely even gotten into Within Arms Reach...
But this will be a short fic. No more then 15 chapters. Not too angsty. I would call it a light read thats heavy on the tissue meter?
Chapters shouldn't be any longer then 2K each so things will move fast in this fic.
Its a side piece for when I want a change from the WAR characters.
Love Love Love to my beta Krystle! Thank you so much for all your skills and expert eyes. I knew I created an evil FF spawn for a reason!
SM owns everything Twilight. I own a crazy mind for starting a new fic!
1. A New Dawn
"Just go man," Emmett was urging me forward in the lunch room.
"No Em, I cant, no…" but I was then thrust into the side of the table of a beautiful brown eyed girl.
"Hi, I'm um Edward." I tried to sound confident but this gorgeous angel intimidated me so much.
"Bye Edward." She replied simply, devoid of any emotion, before looking back down to her book and ignoring me.
"Right…" I turned to walk away feeling defeated. I looked up to see Em and Jazz standing by the exit, doubled over in laughter.
I pushed through the doors of the school cafeteria and did the pussy thing of running away from my humiliation.
The rain was dripping down onto my face in the darkness of the night. I had walked back with a fresh cup of beer and stood staring out into the sea of teenagers trying to look for our group. There was a rustle over my shoulder before I was tackled from behind causing my beer to spill out of my hand and onto the grass.
"Hi baby." Bella crooned into my ear as she hugged me from behind. I spun around so that we were now face to face and placed a swift kiss on her lips.
"Jesus babe, you scared the shit out of me and you made me drop my beer."
"I'm sorry," she said before planting her lips back onto mine.
"Hmmm…apology accepted," I relented as I took her bottom lip into my mouth and gave it a nibble. "Happy New Year, Bella."
Fireworks sounded in the night sky but we were too lost in each other to even hear any of it.
By the time our lips pulled back from one another the sound around us returned. There were cheers and clicks from the camera as the party continued to flow around us as I twirled Bella around the dance floor during the final chorus of Lifehouse's 'You and Me'. I bent down to her ear, hugging her closer as I whispered to her, "Having a good time Mrs. Cullen?"
Bella snickered at me and shook her head "It's going to take a while to get used to that."
"We have forever to get used to that, love." I bent down to give her another kiss as the photographer's camera flashed blindingly bright in our eyes.
I heard the ringing of alarms going off in my ear. Alarms of emergency vehicles. I tried to cough to clear my throat but something was constricting my chest. It was a steering wheel. I opened my eyes but had to blink out the blood and then was confused by the vision in front of me. There were red and blue lights flashing and getting closer and closer to me. I looked to my right to see Bella slumped over in her seat, her head resting on a deflating airbag. There didn't seem to be any blood on her. I tried to reach for her to shake her awake but the minimal movement sent shockwaves of pain through my body and I was overcome with the intensity that I blacked out again.
I could hear only a soft, consistent beep. It wasn't harsh to my ears but the repetitive sound was beginning to irk me.
I felt someone lift up my left arm and wrap something around my bicep. I began to feel some pressure there and just when it was about to become too much, the pressure deflated.
I could hear a voice as well. It sounded elderly. It was a woman, humming gently as she continued to manhandle my arm at her will.
I wanted to tell her to stop it and that I wasn't a rag doll but I needed to see her first to tell her.
I began to lift my eyelids, feeling all the sleep that had crusted on them making it difficult to pry them apart. But when I got them open I immediately slammed them shut again due to the bright fluorescents shining down on me.
The peaceful humming stopped and was immediately replaced by a loud gasp.
"Mr. Cullen." The elderly woman stated.
I tried to open my eyes again becoming more successful this time as the crust of sleep had already been pried loose.
I opened my mouth to say something but no sound came out. I was suddenly aware of how dry my throat was.
"Mr. Cullen don't try to speak. I'll just page the doctor for you." The elderly lady said soothingly.
Doctor? Why was she getting a doctor? Where was I?
I tried to sit up but the lady pushed me back down by the shoulders.
"Now, just be patient young man. Don't strain yourself. The doctor is on his way."
I didn't want to wait for a doctor. I wanted to know where Bella was. The last time I saw her she was unconscious in my car.
I tried to push up against the lady as I tried to get away. She pushed me back down with more force but I pushed back also using my arms to try and pry her off of me. I had to get out of the bed. I had to go find Bella.
"Mr. Cullen. Calm down!" the lady began to yell at me, "Somebody help me in here!"
I must have been winning the fight if she was calling for back up. I was aware of numerous bodies running into the room as more hands pinned me down to the bed to stop my maniacal thrashing. I felt a sting in my arm and then a cool flow of liquid in my veins travelling up my arm.
My limbs grew heavy and fell to the bed. My eyelids drooped having lost their will to stay open and I drifted back down into the blackness.
"Jake, we are not having this conversation again." I yelled from the stove as I stirred the sauce.
"Come on Bells. They gave you a job you could never refuse and I'll get the chance to own a shop that's going to do so much better then what we have in Forks now." Jake whined at me.
We had had this conversation numerous times over the past month and I was growing tired of fighting with him.
"You know why I can't go Jake. There's Charlie and just everything else. So no - okay! I just can't go."
"Bella, you know Charlie can handle himself and you can't just stay in Forks for the rest of your life." Jake was relentless. He wanted to get out of the small town and he wanted me to go with him. But I just couldn't bring myself to leave.
The phone rang harshly but neither of us made a move to answer it, preferring to continue our scream fest.
"Just think about it seriously Bells," he begged me.
I was tired and not in the mood for this fight. I slammed the spoon onto the counter before turning to face Jake and give him a real piece of my mind.
"Jake for the last time I'M. NOT. LEAVING."
Knowing that I had reached my limit and that he couldn't speak to me reasonably anymore, he turned to leave the kitchen to head back to the TV mumbling on his way out, "He's never going to wake up."
The phone continued to ring obnoxiously and I stalked over ripping the handle up off the base harshly.
"What?" I rudely asked through the phone.
"Good evening, I was calling for a Bella Cullen." The lady sounded elderly and very sweet.
I felt embarrassed by the way I had greeted her and took a breath to regain myself before I answered in a more composed voice.
"Yes, this is she."
"Mrs. Cullen, my name is Sue Clearwater and I'm calling from the Olympic Medical Centre."
"Is everything alright?" I began to panic at once. Calls from hospitals were never a good thing.
"Mrs. Cullen," she continued very delicately as if the information could make me break, "Mr. Cullen woke up about an hour ago."
I dropped the handset and watched as it slipped out of my hand in slow motion, plummeting to the ground with an almighty crash. Jake came rushing in to see what the commotion was about to find me standing pale as a ghost, frozen in place.
"Bells, what's wrong? Who's on the phone?"
I couldn't coordinate my brain with the rest of my body and continued to stand there in state of shock.
Jake picked up the handset and began to communicate with the lady on the other end.
I started to regain some brain activity just as Jake was finishing his conversation.
"Visiting hours are done by 8:30pm. I understand. We're heading out now." And with that he hung up.
"Bella, talk to me," Jake shook me trying to break me out of my daze.
"Hey kids. Smells good in here." Charlie's voice boomed out as he walked into the kitchen, but he froze at the sight of a panicked Jake and a ghost-like me.
"What's going on here?" he demanded.
"Charlie we need you to hold fort here. I'm taking Bella to Port Angeles." Jake stated as he began to urgently drag my body out towards the front of the house.
"Yeah I can hold fort but what's going on? Bells?"
I turned to Charlie just as Jake got me through the front door and whispered out in a disbelieving voice.
"Edward woke up."
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