13. My Turn I drove away, wanting nothing more than to turn back and stay with her.

This all was getting slightly out of hand. Never had I felt even a fraction of the attraction and need I felt for Bella. Now, it was as if all those emotions that had been held at bay for nearly a hundred years were trying to make up for their absence in a matter of days. I needed Bella more than I needed anything and this intensity was a very new to me. I hadn¶t even felt this much need the day Bella had first sat next to me in Biology and that¶s saying something. I drove aimlessly for a while, not wanting to go home. I wanted to be with Bella, though that wasn¶t exactly a possibility at the moment, but that wasn¶t my reason for not wanting to go home. I knew that when I got there, there¶d be hell to pay. I wouldn¶t be surprised if Rosalie tore me apart. She¶d probably even find a way to burn before everyone else could put the pieces back together. That was how angry her thoughts had been earlier and she wasn¶t exactly the type to cool down. Eventually, though, I resigned to my fate and headed home, driving around ninety miles an hour. It was too slow but I wanted to put off the inevitable as long as I could. Still, it wasn¶t exactly like I could avoid home forever. I couldn¶t leave Forks now that I had Bella ± I had also resigned myself to the fact that it was too late to leave her; I was too selfish to ever leave her ± and I didn¶t really imagine that Officer Swan would let me move in. Vampires aren¶t exactly the best people to live with. Aw, Bella. I chuckled in spite of myself as I thought of how terrified she had been of my driving last night. She had been in a car with a vampire and all she could think of was how easily she could die in an accident. Rosalie was waiting for me outside as I pulled up. She didn¶t even seem to have realized that it had started to rain. She was too mad to even worry about her precious hair. Oh, how sacrilegious! Despite the fact that I knew every curse she was thinking towards me, she started to yell the moment I stepped out of the car. ³You jackass!´ she screeched. ³You selfish, thoughtless bastard! How could you tell that ± that human?! How could you do that to us?! Is that fragile, warm-blooded skank really more important than us?´ That set me off. How dare she call my Bella a skank! I couldn¶t believe that she was sinking so low as to adopt the vulgar insults of the teenagers we went to school

would you do any differently?´ I told him. You don¶t care about anyone but yourself. adding a few more rather horrible profanities after that.with. But before either of us could do any harm to each other. ³Let go of me!´ she screeched. I saw tiny Alice holding back Rose as well. Still. He let me go and I fell away from him. That¶s the great thing about us vampires ± we¶re just giant jigsaw puzzles. ³So help me God. ³Rosalie. let me go! Let me at the self-portentous bastard!´ ³Rose. We¶ll all just have to reap the consequences. She lunged at me. Is that human girl really worth all this? he thought. ³Still. You could care less about our secret. too.´ ³You bastard!´ she snarled. ³I¶ll sick him on you as well ± don¶t think I won¶t.´ Rosalie growled but stopped thrashing in Alice¶s arms. ³I guess not. that you¶re going to have uproot yourself again. Of course. The only reason you¶re mad at me is because you¶re afraid we¶re going to have to leave now. ³I¶m selfish?!´ I growled. I guess the deed is done now.´ Emmett looked wary to listen to Alice but no one could argue with her visions.´ . Jasper had walked out onto the porch. Alice. I wanted to tear Rosalie limb from limb. ³If it was Alice. he just stared at me in disappointment. ³He won¶t hurt her now. you can let Edward go. Emmett had pulled me off of Rosalie. who was thrashing and snarling in Alice¶s thin arms.´ he said. ³Emmett. this time out loud. calming the air around us.´ Alice said in her chiming voice. That was more insulting than any of things that even Jessica had thought about her. I attacked.´ Emmett warned. Normally I would be against hurting one of the family but she had called Bella ± my innocent Bella ± a skank. I have never met anyone as selfish as you are. teeth bared. No one can. And you know you can¶t beat him. I¶d let Emmett put her back together later but I wanted to cause some pain for now.

She was still holding Rosalie. She was already talking when I climbed through the window.´ Emmett said.´ ³I can talk for myself. None of them believed in any sort of afterlife. I turned to Emmett and held my hands up in defeat. Rose was still very much a danger.´ He shot a pointed look at me and added. I went to Seattle and was back in Forks in just a few short hours. I had to get my anger out any way I could without actually ripping anyone¶s head off. I hurried into my car and drove off. The Swans went to sleep early and I only had to return my car home and run back to Bella¶s. especially not Rosalie. Alice. Bella would be asleep. ³It never works that way.³How do you know we won¶t be reaping the benefits?´ Alice asked. I was glad that she had her blanket pulled up to her neck.´ I said.´ Rosalie snapped. She looked so gorgeous. I was pretty sure that she didn¶t wear that hideous sweater to sleep. She couldn¶t believe in any God that would let her be damned to the life we lived. ³Rose will be calmed down by tomorrow morning. ³And I sure as hell will not be. ³It¶s cool. sounding harsher than I had ever heard her when she was talking to Jasper. A slightly blush was on her cheeks even as she slept and the contrast was amazing against her creamy skin that was turned blue in the moonlight. ³Or worse. just laying there. I was the only one she had seen not attacking. leaving the fiasco far behind me very quickly. ³We just don¶t mix with humans. Going one-twenty like I always did would only give me an hour. man. They always end up dead. ³Ok.´ Jasper said glumly. ³Sorry.´ ³Because hell is so sure«´ Emmett mused from behind me. It was better to be safe. No.´ That was cruel but I was still fuming.´ I growled. ³Go. . I started to drive aimlessly again.´ Alice told me. It had taken just the right amount of time. Perhaps by the went to Port Angeles and back. but your wife¶s just a little bit too psychotic for me right now.

´ she said. She didn¶t notice me. I wished she would tell me how she felt. though. ³Good.´ I mused. barely hesitating. ³Edward. I was on a high the whole time from knowing that she loved me. I was constantly alert. It was a totally different thing hearing her say it in her sleep and hearing her say it consciously. Of course I had known that since earlier today when she had said that I didn¶t feel as strongly for her as she did for me. Eric. She loved me.´ I almost chuckled at all our formalities. But her smell was enough of a temptations without feeling her warm skin against mine. I was the most dangerous choice and if I hadn¶t been so God damn selfish. It was one of the best nights of my life. it was different just knowing something and actually hearing it.The urge to touch her was almost impossible not to go through with. ³It doesn¶t matter. ready to bolt at a moments notice. ³You look tired. thank you. actually having proof. I sat down in the rocking chair and just watched her. Of course. I hadn¶t exactly tried to hide the fact that I loved her.´ I felt my un-beating heart soar. Still. ³I love you. Of all the people she could have loved ± Mike. Bella loved me. She woke up often and tossed and turned. She stepped into my car.´ I could only guess too well what she was dreaming about.´ she murmured. ³Irrevocable. She didn¶t say much after that except for muttering my name a few times. I would have left right then. I was waiting in her driveway when she stepped outside the door of her house the next morning. and Tyler especially would not have minded her love at all ± she loved me. But she loved me. again suppressing a laugh. . How are you today?´ I asked. I had actually made it quite obvious. ³Good morning. She would have to love me a whole lot to even think for one second that she liked me more.

³It¶s my day to ask questions. ³Sure. ³Neither could I. . dirt ± is all covered up with squashy green stuff here.´ ³I¶d wager you did. ³So. ³Brown?´ I¶d never met anyone whose favorite color was brown. rocks. if only she knew. I smiled at her as I started the engine.´ Not that I minded.´ ³Oh. that¶s right. Bella rolled her beautiful brown eyes. I¶d much rather watch her sleep than sleep myself. ³Probably brown.´ She ended her rant with a huff. hoping it didn¶t sound as awkward as I thought it did. easily getting out of answering her question. I miss brown. ³Not a chance.´ ³What¶s your favorite color today?´ I asked.´ That earned me a glorious laugh. I chuckled.³I couldn¶t sleep. sounding sad.´ I said. she had handled the whole the-Cullen¶s-are-vampires things remarkable well. I suppose I slept just a little bit more than you did. ³What¶s your favorite color?´ I started. Everything that¶s supposed to be brown ± tree trunks.´ she confessed hesitantly. continuing to act like it was a matter of life or death. Sure.´ Bella said. ³I guess that¶s right. It had actually been quite amusing. ³What do you want to know? I put on a gravely serious face. Brown is warm. Oh. But I¶m pretty sure any girl would freak out if they learned a boy ± even the boy they loved ± snuck into their room every night just to watch them sleep. ³IT changes from day to day. what did you do last night?´ Bella asked. Everything I learned about this girl made me love her more. barely even flinching. moving her hair until she almost seemed to hide behind it. I¶m not so sure how easily she¶d take the truth.´ I couldn¶t help but snort. Her eyebrows knit together and her forehead was furrowed.

but carefully as could be. We were in the school parking lot by now but I wasn¶t ready to leave the warm car yet. I asked.´ I said.´ she had told me. ³Linkin Park. ³That¶s the worst question ever. I smiled and sorted through the compartment under my CD player until I found the CD she had mentioned. ³Brown is warm. I reached over and swiftly. slightly embarrassed sounding. Yet.´ Bella whispered after a moment. Even if we had an eternity. continuing with the serious interrogation façade. Brown. I can¶t have a favorite. Raising an eyebrow. ³I can¶t answer it. warm.´ ³I really can¶t. I had never met anyone else ± vampire or human ± who liked to read as much as I did but Bella seemed to beat me in that category.´ I continued my rapid flow of questions all day. she wasn¶t able to answer me.³You¶re right. I wasn¶t ready to leave her yet.´ ³At least try. ³What music is in your CD player right now?´ I asked. I handed it to her with a curious smile. ³Debussy to this?´ Bella examined the CD for a moment before nodding. I especially liked talking to her about books. She was so complicated and deep and good. of course ± I asked her questions. I knew I still wouldn¶t know everything about the girl with me. ³I guess so. What¶s your favorite book?´ . More specifically. swept her hair behind her shoulder. ³Why¶s that?´ I had asked. when I asked her what her favorite book was.´ The urge to touch her ± have some sort of physical contact with this girl ± was too much to resist this time. There are just too many great book out there. Too much to learn. Every moment I had with her ± which weren¶t enough. I wanted to know everything about her and there was still so much to learn.

´ she said with a sigh as she fiddled with her hair. I relished each time the blood rose to her cheeks. The whole time. How I wished I could read her mind at that moment. And she said I dazzled people. brown eyes at me. flashing her big. This was . I walked her to gym again and again couldn¶t help but stroke her cheek. I¶d say onyx. I guess she was trying not to let me ³dazzle´ her into telling me. I prevailed ± as I always do. ³I can¶t. ³I suppose if you asked me in two weeks. ³Topaz. which just gave me more questions to ask.´ I didn¶t let my anger show. Bella seemed to be having the same problem as I was since she sat with her chin resting on her folded arms on the table.´ Bella said almost tauntingly. Brush my hand against her cheek and watch the blood rise to her skin. ³Touché. I wanted to reach out and touch her.³Hey now. It¶s my turn to ask the questions. ³It¶s the color of your eyes today. But I couldn¶t let her know I was mad so I continued with my questioning immediately. She also wasn¶t looking at me.´ Some of my questions made her blush. it hurt. clenching the side of the desk with her fingers. I knew I was only going to cause her pain in the long run. Occasionally. Eventually. I tried to convince her to tell me why she was embarrassed but she wouldn¶t. her answers disturbed me. ³What¶s your favorite gemstone?´ I asked totally randomly. It just enhanced her beauty even more. I already knew she loved me but when she let it slip how much she loved me. of course. A really pretty tomato.´ Bella had blurted out just moments before her face turned roughly the shade of tomato.´ I mumbled. though. I was mad at myself for not staying away from her. for giving her a chance to fall in love with me. Biology was hard again.´ ³At least try. She obviously had no idea what effect she had on people. Hold her hand and feel the warmth of her skin against mine. It really wasn¶t fair that someone who smelt as good as her could be so beautiful.

like some snazzy line out of a well thought out movie ± one where the character had a script that actually planned out every word they were to say. With Bella. . looking at the clouds as welled. ³But your father will be home soon.´ ³Charlie!´ Bella gasped. I wouldn¶t let her die.becoming increasingly harder with every moment. we¶d never see the stars.´ I told her with a smile.´ Her lips pulled down at the corners. I was getting so used to her smell now that I rarely noticed it. It was too dangerous for her.´ I murmured. ³It¶s twilight. in a way«the end of another day. made stronger by the warm air blasting out of the vents. I was waiting for her when she walked out of gym. Darkness is so predictable. the return of night. Thoughtful. We sat in front of her house for hours. But also the saddest. But it had come to my mind and I had to say it. She broke into a smile immediately when she saw me which triggered my own smile. ³Are you finished?´ she asked when I paused my rapid flow of questions. But I couldn¶t let Jasper be right. I knew I wouldn¶t kill her. Only when I took an especially deep breath did it register in my subconscious and even then it was too easy to ignore. ³I like the night. ³Not that you see them here much. She was completely safe. me asking questions and her giving elaborate answers. Still. I wanted to break every rule. Without the dark. ³Not even close. I had to say everything. I laughed. I purposely made my questions harder. She shouldn¶t be so excited to see me. even the rules that kept her alive. Her smell saturated the car. I looked back at her. She was going to be one of the exceptions. don¶t you think?´ I know it sounded it awfully cliché and quite corny. though there was a pain behind it. ³How late is it?´ She looked at the sky but of course it was no help in indicating the time because of the heavy layer of omnipresent clouds. having been confined to rainy towns for the last eighty years of my existence. wanting to know all about Arizona ± a place I had never been and could probably never go. What did she miss about it? What did everything look like? I had only ever seen pictures of places like that. ³It¶s the safest time of day for us. The easiest time.

´ I muttered. ³Another complication. I opened the door quickly and moved away from Bella even quicker.³Charlie will be here in a few minutes. I heard her heart speed up and her breathing stop for a moment but that wasn¶t what made my hand freeze on the handle. Damn Euphraim Black and his meddlesome descendants. ³Charlie¶s around the corner. though I only wanted to move even closer. ³So. ³Not good.´ I told her.´ I warned. ³SO is it my turn tomorrow. but no thanks. .´ she answered too quickly as she gathered her stuff.´ The gentleman in me made me reach across her and open the door for her even though it put me in dangerously close proximity to her. didn¶t I?´ ³What more is there?´ ³You¶ll find out tomorrow. ³Thanks. unless you want to tell him that you¶ll be with me Saturday«´ I raised an eyebrow at her. then?´ ³Certainly not! I told you I wasn¶t done. Headlights caught Bella¶s attention and I gave her a quick pained smile. And then I left without so much of a good by.´ I answered glumly. ³What is it?´ I glanced at Bella for a second.

hiding in the trees behind the house. Wherever did he get that silly idea? Billy¶s thoughts were more suspicious. Thankfully. My favorite had to be ± and I quote -those goddamned. The last time he had mentioned my family. His friendship with Charlie held him back. Even More Complications I drove off but I stayed close. bottom-feeding parasites. Not that Charlie believed that but still.Midnight Sun: Chapter 14 by ~bellacullen124 14. but I wasn¶t sure how Charlie would react if he heard from Billy of all people that his daughter had been Edward Cullen¶s car. I took my car home. his thoughts bouncing off the sides of head. waiting for Billy to mention something about me. Charlie was home. bloodsucking demons and leeches of Forks being the more tame ones. Of course. they had gotten into a huge fight. I was on edge the whole time. I was surprised to say the least. Especially since Billy knew we were vampires. though. I abandoned my conspicuous silver car on some deserted stretch of dirt road in the middle of the forest less than a mile from Bella¶s house and then went back. Billy hated us. He sat and watched a game with Charlie and left. The whole night he was itching to say something. Billy Black was convinced that we were all some sort of bloodsucking demons. his thoughts overjoyed that he and his friend Billy Black could finally make up after there fight over ± none other than. I knew I was eavesdropping and that eavesdroppers hear stuff that they don¶t want to. his subconscious had recognized me when he had pulled up but at first he was refusing to admit that there was a possibility that his best friends daughter could be involved with the leeches of Forks. What would Charlie think if he knew Billy was right about us? After the Blacks had left. being careful to avoid Rosalie. of course ± the Cullens. she wasn¶t in the garage which meant she wasn¶t as mad . He had quite a few creative nicknames to us. I listened intently. But he didn¶t say anything.

anymore.´ I wanted to know everything about the girl sitting next to me. She was nothing like any other human or even vampire that I had ever seen. I put my elbows on my knees and leaned my chin in my hands. I crept in through her window and sat down in her rocking chair. ³Today is still mine. ³Fine. Not being able to read her mind was definitely getting on my nerves but it was also a good thing. She was so beautiful. I knew her favorite everythings now but I wanted to know about her life. She looked even more gorgeous this morning. I was back at Bella¶s only minutes later.´ I said. I wasn¶t used to having to ask people things or having to wait for them to answer out loud. I pulled up in front of her house the next morning the second Charlie was gone. I wanted to smack myself for ever thinking she was plain. grinning even more. She was always in the garage working on some car when she was furious. I smiled at her as she climbed into the car. She didn¶t talk much that night but I was ok with just watching her. Just like every other human. Eventually I couldn¶t help but ask of her romantic history. Was she purposely trying to taunt me? ³How did you sleep?´ I asked. ³Pleasant. I rolled down my windows and killed the engine before Bella could even get out the front door.´ I could see the frustration on her face as she realized that she was missing out on something. normal. Who was your night?´ I smiled again. ³Can I ask what you did?´ ³No. more confident than before. It was nice to have a normal conversation for once. It was killing me not knowing if she had ever felt this way for anyone. I hadn¶t had one in the past eighty years. her hair curling just right around her pale face and a blue shirt on. .

´ she said with a sigh. I pressed my lips together in a hard line. It was dangerous for her to love me but I didn¶t know if I could live if she didn¶t love me back. That someone was me. ³All right. I doubt I could pay anyone to steal that thing. ³I¶m not going to make you walk home. I knew that she meant she had found someone here. She was so stubborn. ³Your truck will be here.´ she answered and I knew she was being honest. sitting at our typically table.´ Bella pursed those amazing lips of hers.´ ³I don¶t have my keys with me. I wished I could sweep her into my arms and kiss her. Bella¶s face fell noticeably. Confusion and disappointment. ³Not in Phoenix. knowing she was thinking I could never find her keys. What a human thought of me. I wish I knew what she was thinking.´ I said randomly. We were at lunch. . Instead I just smirked at her. I shook my head. I had never been this confused.´ She really was that stubborn.´ She blinked heavily and for once I could read what was on her face.³So you¶ve never met anyone you wanted?´ I asked. Bella picked at a bagel and took a bite out of it. ³Oh. it¶s not that far of a walk. I still didn¶t know what to make about the fact that she was thinking about me right then. ³Why?´ ³I¶m leaving with Alice after lunch.´ I frowned at her. ³I should have let you drive yourself today. That¶s okay. and the key will be in the ignition ± unless you¶re afraid someone might steal it. ³I really don¶t mind walking. Yet I knew they were still in the pocket of the pair of jeans lying on the floor of her room. Despite the fact that I couldn¶t read her mind. We¶ll go get your truck and leave it here for you.´ I laughed a bit at myself.

³What are you hunting tonight?´ Bella asked after she gave up. he¶s fishing tomorrow. She almost seemed to consider my pleas for a moment before looking up at me and whispering. ³That depends«it¶s Saturday. ³And if you don¶t come home. Maybe he¶ll think I fell in the washer. ³What time will I see you tomorrow?´ Bella asked in an obvious attempt to change the subject. I¶m going to take whatever precautions I can. you know. We were both in this too far already. ³If I¶m going to be alone with you tomorrow. She scowled back but of course my anger beat hers. ³The same time as usual. almost uncaring.´ she answered to quickly and I tried to suppress a smile of amusement.´ Bella answered. Would it be too much to ask for me to be able to read her mind? Of course. .´ I answered. then.´ I muttered. Don¶t you want to sleep in?´ I¶d be seeing her a lot earlier than she would be seeing me so it didn¶t matter if she wanted to sleep in. I wouldn¶t be missing out on anything.´ ³Perhaps you¶re right. not able to keep the grimness out of my voice. what will he think?´ ³I have no idea. almost pleading. ³Hunting. I can¶t. ³He knows I¶ve been meaning to do the laundry. It was so possible for Bella that it made me mad.´ I scowled at her.³So where are you going?´ Bella asked curiously. Will Charlie be there?´ ³No.´ I added.´ Bella beamed for some reason. I¶d never be able to forgive myself if that happened. You can always cancel. ³No. ³No. There was such great possibility that she would never come home. my thoughts lingered to the worse.

³I told you ± you don¶t see yourself clearly at all. for the most part.´ For some reason she still didn¶t seem to believe me. ³Having the advantages that I do ±´ I touched my temple lightly. Again. It was so human. chocolate eyes. of course. ³That¶s not it.³Whatever we find in the park.´ Bella said with a grimace. I had never been this unsure as to what to say. We aren¶t going far. let her know that there was no way I could leave her alone. for that matter. almost like she thought I was teasing her. ³They don¶t like me. You¶re not like anyone I¶ve ever known. ³They don¶t understand why I can¶t leave you alone. But you«you never do what I expect. ³Alice is the most«supportive.´ Bella glared at me. You always take me by surprise. ³Incredulous. I knew they¶d like her once they got to know her but right now they weren¶t sure. ³What are you going with Alice?´ I frowned.´ ³Neither do I. the ultimate sign of reading minds ³± I have a better than average grasp of human nature. I stared into her deep.´ It was kind of cute how she could refer to my unusual eating habits so casually.´ I said but I knew my eyes gave me away. They were thinking about us. I was getting so controlled by my emotions that I barely recognized myself anymore. I knew exactly what I was feeling.´ I saw her peek at my family. I wanted to kiss her and tell her how much I loved her.´ ³And the others? What are they?´ My eyebrows scrunched together and I could momentarily hear my family¶s thoughts from across the room. You fascinate me. I smiled back.´ It wasn¶t a question. People are predictable. She looked away from me again. What I had just said was just the surface of why I .

³But there¶s more«and it¶s not so easy to put into words ±´ I broke off as I heard Rosalie¶s hateful thoughts. ³If this ends«badly. staring at her even though she refused to meet my gaze. really softly so that I didn¶t scare the humans around us yet I knew it was just loud enough for Rose to hear the menace. obviously trying to break the awful silence. You see«it¶s dangerous for more than just me if. Dead. Bella looked at me. You know the two of us are going to be great friends but that can¶t happen if you never find the courtesy to introduce us. Introduce us.´ I greeted. refusing to look away from Bella. ³It¶s probably for the best. ³And you have to leave now?´ Bella asked.´ Bella jumped slightly and I could feel Alice standing behind me. I could see the Bella from some of Alice¶s visions.´ If you become the meal. I realized that she was staring right at Bella and Bella was staring back. ³Alice.´ she greeted back while she was really thinking. ³I¶m sorry about that.´ I told her. trying to lighten the mood.´ I continued. ³She¶s just worried. I hissed. ³That part is easy enough to explain. . I looked up at her. trying to shake away the thought of her dead and drained. Please. broken and covered in blood. the Bella laying in my arms. ³Edward. after spending so much time with you so publicly«´ I looked down. ³If?´ Bella prompted. We still have fifteen minutes of that wretched movie left to endure in Biology ± I don¶t think I could take any more.wanted to be around her but I wasn¶t sure how to explain that to her.´ Then I smiled. It was too horrible a thought. startled. I dropped my head into my hands. She was so unsure that she seemed to take everything I said in the wrong way. ³Yes.

´ ³Have fun. ³Alice. ³I¶ll try. µhave fun works as well as anything.´ She was trying to sound like she meant it but I knew she was just as sad about me leaving as I was. Bella ± Bella. ³No.I complied begrudgingly. I still hadn¶t looked at her. Alice. I smiled. please. I¶ll meet you at the car. ³For you it is a challenge. finally looking back at me.´ Bella recited like it was a Boy Scout oath. ³Hello. ³I¶ll do my best.´ ³Safe in Forks ± what a challenge.´ I said. Bella. then. ³It¶s nice to finally meet you. gesturing with my hand.¶ or is that the wrong sentiment?´ Bella asked.´ ³Don¶t fall in. ³Should I say µhave fun. Alice. As I said. exuberant.´ Bella whispered.´ My mood darkened. Neither of us wanted to leave the other and it was . And you try to be safe. moving at human speed of course.´ she said.´ I stood and she rose too. ³I¶ll do the laundry tonight ± that ought to be fraught with peril. I wanted to keep Bella all to myself.´ ³I promise to try to be safe.´ Alice said. There was no reason to startle the humans.´ I mocked. I couldn¶t tell if she was scared or just shy. ³Are you ready?´ Alice asked me. a wry smile on my face. I wanted to keep Bella all to myself.´ And she was gone. ³Hi. ³Nearly. ³Promise.´ I don¶t think Bella realized what Alice meant by finally but I did.

dreading every minute until tomorrow morning. Instead I just smiled and reached across the table to stroke her cheek. voicing what we both seemed to be feeling. I wanted to add. That close. ³I¶ll be there in the morning. For the third I wanted to kiss her. . I wasn¶t sure I could.´ I promised. doesn¶t it?´ I mused. But would I be able to handle it? No. She nodded. There was almost this magnetic pole trying to keep me from leaving. I love you.´ she said with a sigh. her scent would be overpowering. Wouldn¶t that be the perfect goodbye? Again. So I just left. ³I¶ll see you tomorrow.obvious. ³It seems like a long time to you. so human. It was already almost too strong.

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