Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chapter 22 Teasers!

Chapter 22


"I'll be right there," Alistair replied hurriedly, snapping his phone shut.

He stood quickly, and walked over to squat down directly into Bella's vision.

"That was Edward," he said hastily. "There was some issue at the house, but it's under control. I'm heading over there to help out. Do not-" He paused for emphasis. "Do not leave this room or Tanya's side until one of us comes for you."

Bella's eyes widened and she immediately began to protest. "But, Al-"

"No," he replied firmly. "Please, Bella," he pleaded. "Just do as I ask. I can't do my job if I'm worried about you. Will you please promise to stay here?"

She swallowed nervously and nodded. She wanted nothing more than to follow him home, and find out what was going on, but she'd made a promise to the people she loved that her safety would be her foremost thought.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chapter 21 Teasers!

Chapter 21


Thirty minutes later, Bella sat on the couch, her legs tucked underneath her and a blanket thrown over her shoulders. She stared blankly at the wall as a pair of uniformed cops checked the balcony and surrounding area. They'd questioned her and written down her answers, but her mind was preoccupied because Edward hadn't returned yet. She bit her bottom lip as it began to tremble and squeezed her eyes closed.

Her mind started to conjure the worst case scenario; the image of him bleeding and hurt on a random sidewalk popped in to her head. A sharp pull in her chest brought forth a gasp, and she brought her knees up, burying her face in them and sobbing quietly. She felt a hand rub her shoulder gently and looked up into Alistair's warm blue eyes.

"Hey," he whispered. "It's going to be okay."

"Bu-but Edward..." She stopped, covering her mouth with her hands to stifle a frustrated scream.

Alistair smiled sadly. "He's fine, Bella," he replied confidently. "He probably just got lost on his way back. This isn't the easiest neighborhood to navigate."

She blinked and scrubbed her face. "Do you really think that?" she asked in a small, scared voice.

He nodded. "I really do."

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chapter 20 Teasers!

Chapter 20


"Ugh, I hate these stupid shoes," Bella grumbled, as she practiced walking around the living room in four inch silver heels. "Why do I have to go to this thing again?"

"Well, who was traipsing around the back woods in sneakers for the past few months?" Tanya smirked from her seat on the couch, close to Mac. "Plus, you were the one who agreed to be James' arm candy for this awards show."

Bella stopped and put her hands on hips in annoyance. "Thanks for the support, Tanya," she replied sarcastically, a smile tugging at her mouth.

Tanya threw her head back and laughed. "I'm not here as your Fairy Godmother tonight, honey. I'm here to hang out with you uncle."

(teasers are completely unBeta'd)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chapter 19 Teasers!

Chapter 19



Bella's heart started to pound as silence was the only thing heard. 

"Hello?" she asked again, her voice cracking.

Quickly noticing her rigid body language and the shakiness of her voice, Alistair pulled over to the side of the road. Motioning for her phone, she handed it to him and he reached out, quietly touching the screen to turn on the speakerphone. 

"Hello?" she said louder, gaining courage from Alistair's presence. "Who is this?"

A sharp intake of breath was heard, followed by a heavy sigh.

"Who is this?" Alistair growled out angrily. "Stop being a coward." 

The tell-tale click of a line being hung up echoed loudly in the tension-filled car.