Slowly I crawled into the steamy water and let out a long sigh as my skin adjusted tothe heat and began to relax under the pull of the liquid.I lightly dragged the tips of my fingers across the glassy surface, creating ripples that disturbed and waved the smooth water. I gradually shampooed and allowed theconditioner I applied to linger in my hair. I bent my head back and slowly shut my eyelids allowing the fragrance of my strawberry scented condition penetrate the air. I vaguely realized that the water had turned slightly cold. I tried to count the minutesin my head but realized I was way longer than ten extra minutes. I smiled; Edwardprobably thought I was punishing him.I wrinkled my nose and ran my hands up my legs, horrified I felt the slight prickle of ingrown hair. I quickly fumbled for my shaving cream, I lifted my leg daintily in theair and began the drawn out process of shaving. I felt a little self-conscious at thethought of Edward silently waiting for me, but I pushed him out of my mind not wanting to associate him with the task at hand. After the first I continued with the second. Slathering my right leg in a foamy bluegel, sending a fruity fragrance in the air. My mind wandered idly to the beautiful vampire awaiting my return. A blush creeped up my cheeks as inappropriatethoughts dosed my head and I sighed in relief, glad that I was the only exception to
Edwards’s gift, knowing that he’d even blush at the fantasy tugging at my mind.
I gasped, my head dosed in sick coppery rust as a long stream of blood ran down my leg and filled the tub in a diluted red liquid.
“Bella?” Edward said, his voice was so clear that I knew he was standing just outside
the door. He definitely could smell the blood
. “Bella?!” Edward repeated panicclosing in on his voice when I didn’t answer the first time.
I tried to answer but the room was spinning as my blood flowed relentlessly, dosing the tub in a richer red.
Edward didn’t waste
any time. I was barely able to register the doorknob turning,
until Edward spoke again, his voice loud with dread. “Bella, I’m coming in.”
My reflex’s picked up as I scrabbled out of the tub, knocking over shampoo and
body-wash that clattered loudly to the ground, and reached for the towel hanging onthe wall.