*comes out from hiding*
Sorry guys. I was away on...business. Tracking down James...This guy is a tough nut to crack.
Anyway, I'm back and so is this story:)
Right now, I wasn't going to worry about what our parents would think. What our sibblings would say, and how everything would work out once this James case was over and done. I was only thinking about Edward's touch. How my skin caught fuoco in his fingertip's trail. How my cuore pounded in my chest when his lips traveled across my jaw and down my neck were he stopped and nipped on my coller bone, causing a little yelp from me. He chuckled and kissed his way back up to my lips and my fingers found themselves Rapunzel - L'intreccio della torre in his copper locks. So freakin' soft.
He pulled back, both of us panting for needed air, and pressed out fourheads together. That was way better than I thought it would be.
"Wow." I whispered.
"I know." He smirked and kissed me again.
"We can't tell anyone yet." I told him quickly. "I want to atleast have a foundation for them to try to crack."
"Don't worry." He ran the back on his finger down my cheek. "They won't be able to even if they do
And I believed him.
The successivo giorno Edward convinced me to tell everyone about finding James's hiding spot. Not only that, but that I followed. I was sure to get an ear full from that. I didn't understand why I couldn't just tell them I found him. But Edward detto they needed to know the stupid stunt I pulled. Jerk.
We walked hand in hand down to the other end of the hall were our family was congregating in a suit. When Edward wrapped on the door with the back of his kunckles, I let go of his hand and waited for the door to open.
"Come in, Come in." Elizabeth ushered us in and shut the door behind us and let us lead the way to where our families were wrapped up in eachother.
Emmett and Jasper were playing X-box with Rose and Alice cheering them up. Seth and Jake were racing, putting pistole back together. Carlisle and Edward Sr. were disscussing the newspaper...calmly, and Esme and Elizabeth were drinking hot tè talking and laughing quietly.
I look at Edward in surprise. Enimes getting along.
"Hey, guys. Bella would like to talk to te all." He called out.
Everyone look over and waited for me to open my mouth. "Thanks." I whispered to him under my breath. "Okay." I told everyone. "I found James."
Talking errupted from everyone. All were saying something different.
"Wait!" Edward silenced them all. "She's not done."
He smirked at me. The little shit! He set me up! "So, um, I kind of...followed him to his hide out."
All at once there was a "You what?!"
"What were te thinking?!" Carlisle yelled.
"You could have been killed!" Esme was wide eyed.
"Or kidnapped o worse!" Edward Sr butted in. Well, now I know where Edward Jr gets it.
"I know!" I told them all. "Trust me. Edward informed me of all that, but he didn't see me. I was quiet. I did as I was trained."
"That doesn't mean it was safe." Emmett stared at me.
"What if he did see you?" Seth asked.
I shrugged. "He didn't make it known if he did."
Carlisle rubbed both hands up and down his face. "Isabella." He walked over and pulled me into his arms. "If te ever do that again." He whispered in my ear. te are my one and only daughter."
When he pulled back he must have seen the confused look I gave him.
"Bella, James is a very dangerous man. He's killed thousands of people and know one know's he's done it. No one knows he exists. Both of his brothers have been killed because he threw them under the bus.
"He's beating his wife and hiding his daughter." That made me wince. "If anything...anything happened to te I swear to God."
"Bella," Edward Sr.'s voice was soft as he laid his hand on my fourarm. "He's absolutly right. James Hunter is one of the most dangerous men on earth, and te just put yourself on his radar if he did
"From now on, te can't go anywhere without me." Edward demanded.
"What?!" I croaked.
"I agree." Emmett yelled and everyone nodded.
"I agree as well, Edward."
"Carlisle?!" I wheeled around to look at him.
"I'm sorry, Bella. But it's the safest way."
"I don't need a babysitter!"
"Bella" Esme tried to speak.
"No! I am a grown woman! I don't need him following me around every freakin' where I-"
"Isabella!" Carlisle's voice was loud and hard. "That's enough. Edward will be accompanying te for the remainder of this mission and that is final. End of this disscussion."
I stared at him with tears in my eyes. Never, even when I was little, had he yelled at me like that. So harsh and growling in his tone. I held back a sob and pushed thorugh Emmett and Edward who were standing behind me, flinging open the door and running out.
Bella pushed her way through me and ran her way out the door. I looked back at Carlisle seeing the regret in his eyes and his own surprise. Esme was covering her mouth, her eyes a bit teary as well. Nither Seth nor Emmett had takien their wide eyes off of their father. Aparently, this was not normal Carlisle Cullen behavior.
I walked down to our room and slid my card into the handel, turning it when the light lit up green.
"Bella!" The bedroom door was closed. I knocked with my knuckels.
"Yeah." Her voice was low, weak. Not any Bella I had ever met. When I opened the door she was laying on her stomach and turned her head to stare out the window insted of me. I crawled successivo to her and burried my nose in her neck.
"Want to talk about it?" I asked.
She sniffed and after a minuto she spoke. "He's never yelled at me. Ever."
"No." She shook her head slightly. "Neither did Esme. That had always spoken to me calmly, even when I was in trouble."
I snaked my arm around her stomach.
"The last person to ever yell at me was Phil." She sniffed again. "He spoke to me the way Carlisle just did daily. I would cry everynight."
"I'm sorry." I kissed the back of her neck.
She sat up and wiped her eyes. "I'm going to go downstairs to get some fresh air."
I started to get up but she pushed me back down. "I'm just going down stairs. I will be infront of the hotel. I will be fine." She doned her white cappotto and walked out of the room. I started to worry, but she was right. She was just downstairs. Not across town.
I got up and took a doccia rinsing off all of today. I wish so much that I could take bakc Bella's past. They way she was treated, the way she Lost her parents. This girl was strong on the outside. An iron shell. But if te cut through it, she was nothing but tender hearted.
I got out of the doccia and threw on a pair of pallacanestro, basket shorts and sat down on the divano to watch a bunch of Italian non-sence. Did they not have any English channels. Oh, they had a German one. Piss off. I flipped off the TV and checked the clock. It was 9:40. Bella went down stairs 30 minuti ago. I jumped up from the divano and grabbed my room key off the table, springing down the hall way and down the stairs. I didn't have time for the elevatores.
I ran outside ignoring the white bits that fell and stug on my bare skin. Bella wasn't out here.
"Shit!" I ran back inside and to the front desk.
"Excuse me." I hit the superiore, in alto making the poor girl jump. "Did te see a girl."
"Si." She nodded.
"Do te know what she looked like?" I asked. "Hair? Capelli?"
"Lungo. Ah..."she looked around then pointed to a brown peice on the counter. "Marrone."
Long brown hair.
"Where did she go? Away? She's missing."
Her eyes went wide. "Uh..car. Black. Umono. Hair uh...Biondo."
"Blond?" I touched her hair.
So Edward's last words pretty much convered it.