Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight or any of its characters. They all belong to Stephenie Meyer.

Thanks to Juliegirl18 for beta'ing. Can't wait to start working with you on my new story ideas soon!

So guys, this is the last chapter. An epilogue will follow soon.

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

Earl Wilson

"What the fuck have you done?" I growled into the phone. I knew exactly what this man was capable of.

"Now, now Edward. Is that any way to talk to your father?" the son of a bitch asked me. I should have known. Everything was going too perfectly. Evidently, I don't deserve happiness. Karma always had a way of coming back to bite people in the ass and it seemed that my time had finally arrived.

"Where is she? What the fuck did you do to her?" I screamed at the man on the other line. I paced back and forth across the floor of the dining room as Esme and Carlisle both looked on in shock and concern.

"Such a fucking drama queen as usual, son" he said nonchalantly. I growled in anger and pulled the phone from my ear, seconds away from hurling it at the wall. I stopped myself, realizing that this was the only life line I had to Bella now. I had to find out if she was alright. She had to be alright.

"Don't fucking call me that. Where is she, you bastard? I swear to God, if you harmed one hair on her head I will kill you with my bare hands. Do you understand me? I will fucking kill you!"

"Relax. She's here with me and she's fine... for the moment. I am going to need to see you though, Edward. We have many, many things to discuss."

"Whatever. Just tell me where you are," I begged him. I ignored his 'for the moment' comment and focused on finding out where he had her.

"We're at the docks. You know where that is don't you, Edward?" Of course he was at the fucking docks. Nothing could be easy for me. I should have known the sadistic bastard would choose the fucking docks.

"Yeah. I'm on my way."

"And Edward," he said, pausing dramatically. I heard Bella scream in the background and I fought down the urge to vomit. "Do hurry."

The line was disconnected and my arm fell to my side, my phone dropping to the floor.

"Edward, what's the matter? Who was on the phone?" Esme asked me as she rushed to my side.

"He's got her. I've gotta go to the docks. It was him," I mumbled out before rushing out the front door and hopping on my bike.

I drove down the streets of Forks like a mad man. I should have known that he would show up and ruin everything. I had told her just this morning that I never wanted her to meet my father. Now he had taken her and I didn't know if I would be able to get her back. I couldn't help but let my mind wander to happier times with Bella. If I didn't, I was going to end up going crazy before I even had a chance to save her.

I saw her smiling shyly at me the first time we met in the diner. I was a complete ass then, but she was perfect.

I heard her laughing with me as we joked around with our friends.

I heard her telling me that she loved me as we relaxed in bed.

I had to get her back. I had to make sure she was safe again. I had to get her away from him. I couldn't live in a world where she didn't exist. I wouldn't.

I pulled into the lot by the docks, not even bothering to park my bike properly. I hopped off of it quickly, letting it fall to the ground before I took off running.

"Bella!" I screamed out repeatedly as I scanned the deserted dock.

"Bella!" I continued further down until I heard shuffling coming from the boathouse at the end of the dock. I ran toward the noise and stopped suddenly when I spotted her.

She stood completely still, her eyes bloodshot, tears continuously falling down her face. There was a piece of tape covering her mouth and her wrists were taped together, as well as her ankles. She stood extremely close to the edge of the dock. Too close to the water. I swallowed harshly and fisted my hands at my side as a memory pushed itself to the forefront of my mind.

"Hold that breath boy!" he yelled as he held my head under the cold water. He quickly yanked my head up and turned me to face him.

"You don't wanna listen to me, then this is what you'll get!" he said, before pushing my head back under the icy water.

"Come on, baby," I whispered, moving a little closer to her. She began to shake her head back and forth quickly. I could hear her sobbing from behind the tape stuck to her mouth.

"It's okay. Everything's gonna be okay," I said, inching closer to her. Suddenly, he stepped out from behind the boathouse wall, directly in my path to get to Bella.

"You surprise me, boy. The Edward Masen I raised would have laughed in my face and told me to fuck off if I called him and told him to meet me. Especially if it was over some piece of ass," he said, stepping toward me. I took a step backward, not wanting to be further away from Bella, but needing to get further away from him.

"Yeah, well things have fucking changed Ed. You need to let her go. She has nothing to do with this," I said, pointing behind him to Bella. He laughed at me and stepped closer to Bella.

"Oh Edward, she has everything to do with this. When I found out you had come to Forks, I figured you would raise a little hell with your mother and then come back. When you didn't immediately return I decided to follow you down here, maybe raise a little hell of my own. Then I saw you with her. I knew what the fuck had happened."

"But then, you pulled your little stunt at that party and let me just say, Bravo on that boy, fucking bravo on that. I couldn't have done it better myself. I thought for sure after that you were done with the little slut, but no. You had to go all pussy on me and fall for her. Then, I thought I had her with that damn fire, but your stupid ass had to go and save her."

I was completely shocked by everything he was revealing. I had no idea he had been in Forks for this fucking long. He had seen what went on at the party. He had witnessed the aftermath. He had set the fire that almost caused me to lose her.

"It was you the entire fucking time! You were the one following me in that damn car. You were the one calling and hanging up. You started that fucking fire? How the fuck could you do something like that?" I yelled, stepping closer to him.

"Because I needed to save you! I couldn't let you ruin your goddamn life the way she ruined mine!"

"Why the fuck do you care? You haven't once cared about me my entire fucking life! Everything you and your fucking mother ever told me was a goddamn lie! Bella isn't going to ruin my life! She's the best fucking thing that has ever happened to me!" I stepped closer and closer, for once in my life not afraid of him.

"I thought Esme was the best thing that ever happened to me too, but it turned out she was just a lying, cheating whore. Believe me, she'll turn out the same fucking way."

"You're a real fucking idiot, do you know that? You just believed anything that came out of that woman's mouth. Well guess what! She fucking lied to you! Your own fucking mother told you the biggest lie ever because she didn't want you to be happy! She wanted you with her forever, miserable and alone! If you would have just thought about it for a minute, you would have realized that Esme loved you! She would have moved heaven and Earth for you! That's what you do for someone you love. I won't let you ruin this for me."

"Well, I won't let you ruin your life for some stupid fucking whore who wants nothing more than to cash in!" he yelled, turning around quickly and shoving Bella. Her eyes widened as she began to fall. I tried to reach out for her, but he was standing in my way. I stood motionless as I watched her falling, her head hitting the side of the wooden dock before her body hit the cold water.

"You fucking asshole!" I screamed, lunging to get past him. I knew I needed to get to Bella. She hit her head fucking hard and her arms and legs were tied together. There was no way she was going to be able to get out of that water on her own.

He grabbed me by my throat and threw me down to the dock. Straddling my body, he wrapped both hands around my throat, choking me. I tried to pry his hands off me with my own, but it was useless.

"You stupid, ungrateful son of a bitch. I gave you life. I fed you, I clothed you, I gave you a fucking home and this is how you repay me? I should have killed you when I had the chance," he said, continuing to put pressure on my throat.

I reached my arms out blindly around me, trying to find something to hit him over the head with, but I couldn't find anything. I started to get dizzy and spots were beginning to form in front of my eyes. I knew I needed to fight to save Bella, but I couldn't figure a way out of this.

I had never given much thought as to how I would die. I have to say though, I never would have imagined it quite like this.

I suddenly heard footsteps running down the dock and Ed's hands loosened a bit around my neck. I looked above me and saw Esme standing there, wielding a wooden two by four like a fucking baseball bat.

"Get your fucking hands off my son!" she yelled and swung at his head like she was aiming for a homer. His body fell off mine and I crawled over to the edge of the dock where Bella had fallen in.

I slowly stood up at the end of the dock and looked down at the murky water below me. They say to get over your fears, you have to jump in head first. And that's exactly what I did.