Chapter 20 Infinity Claims

Edward and Emmett talked for a while after Edward hung up with Carlisle.  They talked about whether it would be best to tell Bella now about her past or to wait until Carlisle arrived.  She had seen him on Skype, and didn’t remember him, but, after she had talked, she had started having dreams of her past life, even though she didn’t know it.

“I don’t know what to do?”  Edward stated.

“Emma Rose, no, I mean, Bella is the strongest person I know.  We raised her to live each day as if it was her last.  We never knew if someone would try again to take her life, and we wanted her to be happy.”  Emmett explained.

Edward chuckled.  “You have done a great job at that.  It was her attitude to life that drew me to her.  Our first few meetings were, well let’s just say she spoke her mind, and told me, under no certain terms, that I was an asshole.  Of course, at first, I didn’t like hearing it, but, let’s just say, she showed me the error of my ways.”

“You love her.”  Emmett declared.  There was no denying it; this young man loved his daughter.

Edward rubbed the back of his neck and groaned.  “Well, you see.”

“You love her.  Admit it.”

“I don’t know if it is love.”  He stuttered.

Emmett went over to where he was standing, “I have only one question to ask.”

“What?”

“Can you walk out that front door and never see her again?”

However before he could even think he blurted out. “No.”

“Then we have our answer.  You love her, and, I know from the way she looks at you, she loves you.”

Edward turned back to window and thought about what Emmett had said.  He loved Bella.  He was in love with Bella.  Holy shit.  “Wow.”

“It hits you in the gut, doesn’t it?  I remember the day that I realized I was in love with my lovely Rosalie.  I knew that she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with that day.  I had been in the pros for a few years, and, after we got married, I noticed that I wasn’t spending any time with her.  Between training, spring camp, games, and other activities, she wasn’t number one like she should have been.  So, I decided I needed to put her first, and I retired from the game.  Best damn decision in my life.”

Suddenly they heard footsteps coming down the hall.  Emmett rushed over, and put all the images in the envelope and back into the safe, while Edward slipped the necklace in his pocket.

Bella skipped into the room and over to Edward, slipping her arm around his waist.  She had missed him.  Damn, she had it bad.  She looked at him and saw that he was okay.  “I see that you and daddy have been getting along.”

“Yes.  We were talking about football.”  He said.

“Darling, why don’t you show Edward to your room.  I am sure that you both are tired after that long flight.”  Emmett coaxed.

“Yeah, we are a little tired.”  She smirked, knowing that she was going to have Edward in her bed and have her way with him.  They hadn’t had sex in over twenty hours and she was craving his body badly.  Taking his hand, she led him out of the room and upstairs to her bedroom suite.  Once in the room, she shut the door and locked it.

“Take off your clothes and get on my bed.”

“What?”  Edward asked.

“I want your clothes off, your ass on my bed, and that sexy, thick cock ready for my wet pussy.”  She said as she began to undress.

“Sweetheart, your parents are just downstairs.”

“So?  They know we have had sex.”

“But they might not like us having sex under their roof.”  He insisted.

She took a step closer and palmed his cock.  There was no doubt he wanted her, because his cock was straining the fabric of his pants, and, when she placed her hand over it, it twitched.  “Are you telling me that you don’t want to be buried in my hot, wet pussy?”

He gulped down his excess saliva.  Of course, he wanted her, however, what would Carlisle think?  Shit, he had been having sex with Carlisle’s daughter.  Double shit: without his permission and his blessing.  Then, it hit him, she wasn’t just Carlisle’s daughter, she was the next boss of the family.

Bella saw the look on Edward’s face.  There was something wrong.  “Baby, what is it?”

“Nothing.”

“Edward, I know you, and there is something wrong.  Is it because we were going to have sex in my parents’ house?  You can’t tell me that you haven’t had sex in your parents’ house before.”

“Actually, no, I haven’t.  My mom kept our old home when she married Carlisle, and I moved in there a few years back.  Before that, I either had sex at the girl’s place or a hotel.  Have you had sex here?”

“A few times, but it wasn’t like this.”  She said, placing her hands on either side of his face.  There was no way she could keep it inside any longer.  “As you know, I live each day as if it was my last.  Edward, I love you.”

Edward’s heart began to beat so loud, he was sure that she could hear it.  She loved him, she loved him.  He picked her up and twirled around.  “You love me?”

“Yes, you crazy man.”

“Good damn thing, because I fucking love you.”

“Really?”  She asked.

“More than you can even guess.”

She attacked his lips in a kiss full of love and passion.  He walked them over to the bed and they quickly ripped off each other’s clothes and ended up wrapped in each other’s arms.  Each touch, each kiss was full of love for each other.  When they finally came together, the explosion seemed to seal their hearts together as one.  They laid together in the center of the bed, holding onto each other tightly, as if one of them might disappear.

He looked over and saw the glass case.  Inside was Eddie Lamb.  “What is that?”  He asked, pointing to the case.

“Oh that is my Eddie Lamb.  He has been my cohort in crime as long as I can remember.”  She declared.

“Where did you get him?”  Edward asked, hoping to bring some of her memories to come out.

“I can’t remember.  As you know I don’t remember anything before I was eight, because of the accident.”

“What happened in the accident?”

“I don’t know.”

“Think about it.”  He insisted.

Bella closed her eyes and thought back.  She remembered the hospital and her mother reading to her.  As she tried to think back even further, she remembered being cold, so cold.

“It was cold.”  She uttered and continued to think about that night.  “I was on a horse in the snow.”

“What else?”  Edward urged.

“I was riding away from the house.”  She said, then, like a dam breaking into a thousand pieces, the dark wall of her memories came apart.  “The bad man had come back.  Brad told me to run.  I stuffed Eddie Lamb in my bag and went out the window into the snow.  I heard gunshots, I ran, but the snow was so deep.”

Edward pulled her tighter against him.  “Keep on.  You are doing so well.”

She suddenly realized she wasn’t Emma Rose McCarty, or even Bree Tanner, she was Isabella Marie Cullen.  Cullen….Carlisle Cullen.  “Dada!”  She exclaimed.  Then she looked at Edward, what would he say when she told him who she was?

“What is it, my love?”  He asked.

She pulled from his embrace, and sat up.  “Edward, I remember, but I don’t know if you will understand.”  She cried.

Edward got up from the bed, went over to his jacket, and got her necklace out.  Climbing back onto the bed, he sat in front of her.  “I want you to know that I just found out today, and, when I said I loved you, I meant it with everything that I am.”  He proclaimed.  “Emmett has kept this for you until you regained your memory.  Both he and Rosalie have kept you safe and I know that your Dada will be delighted to know that.”  He opened his hand and revealed her necklace.

She picked it up, opened it, and saw the picture of her mother and Dada.  Tears ran down her face as she remembered all the happy times she shared with them.  “Oh, Edward.  What will he say?”

“Bella.”  He said, as her eyes widened from hearing her true name from his lips.  “He has never stopped thinking about you, and neither have I.  There are no words to describe what I am feeling right now.  Emmett has documents that show that Caius is the one who brought you to the Masters, but, just like Emmett, Carlisle and I feel for sure that he was not the one behind any of it and we must make sure who it is.  I don’t think Carlisle would survive if he lost you again.”

“But, he doesn’t know I am alive.”

“No, but he is on his way here now.”

“WHAT?”  She yelled.

“Baby, I called him.  However, I didn’t tell him about you.  I needed to do that face to face, but, we also need a plan to keep you safe.  Remember me telling you that Aro’s son would be taking over the family when Carlisle reached fifty?”

“Yes.”

“He won’t now.”

Bella thought about their conversations on the subject, then it hit her.  “HOLY SHIT!!”

Edward laughed.  “I see you figured it out.”

“But I don’t know anything about running a mafia family.”

“You don’t now, but Carlisle will teach you everything you need to know, and even though he won’t be in charge, he isn’t just going to leave you high and dry at the time.  I have a feeling it will take a long time for him to let you out of his sight.”

“I’m nervous.”  She stammered.

Edward knew that this had to be extremely hard, but he also knew that she was strong enough to get through it.  She had handed him his balls on several occasions and he couldn’t wait to see her do it to someone who wronged the family.  “I will be right by your side every step of the way.”

“Will you put it on me?”  She asked as she held up necklace.

“I would be honored.”

After he put her necklace on, they got dressed, and spent the rest of the afternoon talking.  At one point, she got her Eddie Lamb from its box, and told Edward how it kept her always close to her real family.  Bella called Emmett and Rosalie and asked them to come up.  They hugged and cried, Bella thanked them for all that they had done for her, and that she would always consider them family.  Emmett and Rosalie were torn between the sadness of losing the young woman, whom they had consider their own for years, and being happy that she was finally going to be reunited with her father.

It was getting close to seven o’clock, and Bella was more and more nervous by the moment.  Edward had watched her try on her entire closet to select the perfect outfit to be reunited with her father.  With each one, Edward would tell her she looked beautiful, because she did, however she found something wrong with each one.  At one point, Edward said she could go in a pair of jeans and t-shirt, because it wouldn’t matter to her father.  This brought out the feisty Bella that he loved so much, who told him he had no fucking idea about fashion and he could kiss her ass, which he did happily.  He ended up on his ass as she stomped off back into her closet.  Finally, she found a lovely Victoria Beckham Matte Crepe black dress with criss cross back.  She paired it with a pair of Jimmy Choo polka dot mesh shoes.

They were waiting downstairs for Carlisle and Esme to arrive.  Edward had poured Bella a glass of Jameson to calm her nerves.  A few minutes before seven, the doorbell rang.  Edward and Emmett went to door to meet Carlisle while Rosalie and Bella waited in the other room.

Edward opened the door to see his dad and mom with concerned looks on their face, but, as soon as they saw he was in one piece, they seem to be relieved.

“Dad, mom come in, I have something to show and tell you that is going to be life changing.”  Edward declared.

 

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Back in New York, Aro was pacing in his office.  Carlisle and Esme had taken off without any guard and only a note that they were going on vacation.  This was highly unusual and he couldn’t help but feeling that he was up to something, but what?

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