Chapter 9 is coming to you a bit early this week! Merry Christmas everyone! Be safe and enjoy the time with your loved ones. Or, you know, at least eat a ton of cookies and drink lots of wine. ;)
Edward sat on the edge of the bed, his head in his hands. Bella was on the floor in the corner with her arms wrapped around her knees. They were quiet in the aftermath of what had happened, both reflecting in their own way.
Edward felt shame for disappointing Carlisle. He was frustrated with his lack of control and scared because he had been so close to losing the girl. He was also angry with Emmett for being so rough. Absentmindedly, he rubbed his shoulder where the fissure was healing.
“Did he hurt you?” Bella asked.
Edward twisted his body around and looked at her with wide eyes. “You’re asking if I’m hurt?” He shook his head, laughing to himself. “You are either amazingly benevolent or incredibly foolish.” When Bella didn’t reply, Edward looked away. “You shouldn’t be concerned for me.”