Game of a Player
Ch 47 - Suspects?
"!" Once I heard a scream from upstairs, I knew immediately it was from Bella. I flew up the stairs as if being chased by an angry mob of villagers. I found her standing in her room shaking and crying. She was trying to tell me what's wrong, but I couldn't understand her. I pulled her into my arms to try to calm her down, and finally she was able to get the words out.
"The bathroom mirror." I quickly ran into her bathroom and written on the mirror with what appeared to be red lipstick was a note.
'YOU BITCH, YOU WILL PAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ME!' A gasp escaped my lips. I couldn't believe my eyes; I immediately grabbed my cell phone and took a picture. I went back to Bella, who was sitting on her bed holding her knees to her chest. I slipped onto the bed next to her and pulled her into my arms as I called Charlie. I knew he was heading home right after we left the station, but this couldn't wait until his arrival.
"Hello, what's up Edward?" He asked me.
"Um Charlie, someone has been in our house. They wrote a message on Bella's bathroom mirror."
"What? Are you serious, they were there tonight?" He asked astonished that they would be so bold.
"Yes, I haven't wiped it off, but I took a picture with my cell phone. I'm sending it to you now."
"Okay, let me take a look and don't touch anything. In fact, go down and wait for me in the living room. I will be there in five minutes, and we will talk about it then."
Bella finally calmed down, and I told her, "your dad's on his way home, baby. He said to go and wait in the living room for him. We will catch this person, they will pay dearly." I pulled Bella up and walked us downstairs to wait.
As soon as Charlie got home, we talked about what to do next; he was shocked that someone came in while we were gone. He said it had to be someone we knew, because they knew everyone would be out of the house.
"Um, Edward I don't mean to say this to you, however I need to know." I could hear the hesitation is his voice.
"What?" I asked him with my eyebrows knitting.
"Do you have many enemies? Such as old girlfriends who would do this or anyone you've broken up with that didn't take the break up too well."
"I did have a confrontation with Tanya in the hospital the day when Bella awoke from her coma. When I found out she was the eyewitness, I knew she had to know more. So I had her come and meet me in the cafeteria at the hospital. I will say there words spoken and she did admit to being in love with me. Although Charlie, I hate to say this but she's a bit of an airhead, she couldn't do THIS by herself. I would say someone is helping her, but I don't know who else would do this." I said to him.
Bella stiffened and said, "What about Jake, Edward? He did call the other day, wanting to make amends with us, however, you told him off."
"Yeah, that's true. I thought THAT was kind of odd." I stood up running my hands through my hair while pacing the floor.
"SHIT! What the hell did I get us into, Bella? I mean, I never meant to hurt anyone when we got together. I…just…I just, damn this is so difficult. Why can't I, or we enjoy being together? I mean I fall in love with the most wonderfully amazing woman, and ever since, we have been going through hell. Bella, are you sure you want to be with me?" I needed to do the right thing and give her an out of this relationship if that's what she wanted. She stood up, her face went rigid as she turned toward me. I noticed Charlie rubbing his face whether it was in frustration or something else, I wasn't quite sure.
"What do you mean, Edward? Of course I do! I love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you! How could you ask me such a ridiculous question?"
"Look, Bella, you know how much I love you, but this is just too much. I have caused you nothing but grief! And you were hesitant to be with me in the beginning." I emphatically stated to her.
"That's only because we were moving fast, or at least I thought we were. I needed a little time to adjust since you were making my head spin. I have adjusted and I'm happy. No I'm not just happy, I'm happier than I've ever been in my life. Edward I know in my heart that you're it for me. Look, we will get through this together. We can't let whoever this is break us apart, because then they win. I have no intention of giving this person what they want, we have to stick together."