YAY!!! Bella is a vampire, right? Wrong.
Lets see whats going on.
I grazed my teeth against her throat, afraid to break her skin. Her 心 was racing. I was really nervous. How can Bella want this life, just to be with me, a monster? Bella has been dreaming about this for about a year, ever since she learned what I was. What we are.
I felt a small hand on my shoulder. Alice pulled me away from Bella.
"Don't," she said. I saw a stream of visions go through Alice's head.
The Quileutes will attack, because I would break the treaty. Bella will be in pain for days, and I'll be suffering with her. And then I saw a new vision flow into her head. Victoria was running, with many pieces torn off of her body.
I followed my instinct. I grabbed Bella and ran. That's when I found Victoria's scent. No. I will not let go of Bella. This may be a trap. I looked to Alice for enlightenment. She looked skeptical.
I can't see anything, she complained in her head.
Then, before I could tell her to, she darted into the trees, following the scent. I set Bella down. She looked around her.
"Edward, what's going on?" she asked.
"Victoria escaped. The 狼 ran off."
"No! Jacob would never cower away from a fight. There must be something wrong."
Before I could answer, Alice appeared. Bella jumped.
"Edward, I found her," she exclaimed. She pulled me into the forest, leaving Bella alone. We were half a mile away when I heard what I was afraid to hear.
"Edward, she left the area she was in. She's closer to Bella than we are!" Alice yelled. I ran back, faster and faster.
I was still running when I heard the scream. I finally made it to where I left Bella, only to find the area empty. I followed a new, fresh scent into the forest again. There I found Victoria sucking the blood from Bella's throat. I yelled and tackled her to the ground, making her drop Bella. I felt a hot hand on my shoulder, but this hand didn't pull me away. I looked up. Jacob was towering over me.
"Get Bella and run," he said. I did as I was told before Jacob shifted and attacked.
I looked at the human in my arms. She 迷失 a lot of blood. Bella was unconscious, with tears in her eyes like she knew I was looking at her so sadly.
The scent of her blood hit me. But for the first time ever, I was no longer thirsty. I used the scent to make me stronger. We were flying through the forest together, my 羊肉, 羔羊 taken from me, almost slaughtered. I took her to our meadow. There, I brought her into the sun, to warm her already-cold skin. My skin glittered, and the bright light woke Bella. Her eyes opened.
"Edward..." she 说 before gasping in pain. I held her tight and calmed her down every time the pain would come back to her.
I set her down on the grass, and she would whisper to me what happened during my absence. Being with her now erased the pain, but I could feel that not only the venom was hurting her.
"Bella, 你 don't have to tell me," I said.
"I just... Need to get rid of the past," she gasped.
The 下一个 two days blew 由 quickly. We were no longer lion and lamb, but lion and lioness. My mate arose, and we embraced for the first time as equals.
The years ticked by. I finally took Bella as my wife. Jacob has met someone else. Rose learned to accept Bella, now that she was a vampire. I believe it's because Bella didn't have a choice. I had the pleasure of watching Bella beat Emmett in arm wrestling for the 50th time. Even Jasper raced her from time to time. I still can't read her mind. I wish I could. I'm tired of hearing from Alice that Bella adored shopping when really Bella looked ready to kill Alice when she ordered her to model the clothes for me.
I always felt I needed to protect Bella, and it feels strange to know that she needs no 更多 protection.
Oh, and Charlie? He learned from Jacob what we were. Jacob revealed his own secret as well. I think he handled it really well.
This is just the beginning of the story, and its just getting good.