He was still smiling as he answered. I could have, but I didnt want to. I thought Id try something a little reckless.
But youre not the reckless type. I argued.
Perhaps not, but I wanted to try. Youre always being reckless with your safety. He said in his defense. I couldnt deny it, he made an excellent point. He stood up, towering over me as he usually did with his perfect marble body that was ice cold to the touch. So why cant I be reckless? he asked.
Theres nothing wrong with being reckless, its just
I let my voice trail off.
Its just that youre usually so cautious with my safety. Im still so breakable, so fragile and weak. Why havent you changed me yet? I demanded. I wanted an answer, and I wanted it now. I wasnt going to have any excuses, I wanted him to explain himself, give me good reasoning as to why I was still soft and warm.
Im not sure if Im ready yet. I know you are, but Im not sure about myself. I just dont want to lose you, Im afraid I might kill you.
So Id tell you to stop when I felt it had been enough. And then you just lock me in one of the rooms for three days, and then teach me to hunt after animals instead of humans. I said, wanting him to listen to me. And I was pleased that he was genuinely listening to me, taking in every word I said. This made me the happiest Id been that day.
I dont mind that idea. But somehow the idea of locking you in a room for three days terrifies me. Now come on, why dont we have some fun? Victoria is dead and never coming after you again, the Volturi wont harm you because they wont be able to find us. Swim with me.
Alright. I finally agreed.
He smiled and kissed my cheek. He backed away a little bit, turned, and dove into the nice cool water. I followed him for a few steps, scooping water up in my hands and letting the water run down my arms. I looked around me, expecting him to pop up somewhere to try and take me by surprise. Then I heard a small splash of water behind me, I turned and there he stood, glistening and smiling at me with those beautiful golden eyes.
I thought you were going to come under. He said in that beautiful and sultry voice of his.
Im preparing myself.
Come on, have some fun. He scooped me up in his strong arms and ran further out into the lake like the water didnt exist, the water that would push back and normal person. But I guessed that being a vampire, water didnt have quite the same effect on him. Take a breath. He instructed. I did as he said and the second I did he dove underwater with me still in his arms.
When I opened my eyes I was being pushed against cold hard chest from the speed and the force of the water. I could tell that he was enjoying the rush because his muscles tensed; he looked down at me and put his lips to mine. My lungs had been replenished with new air, and all I could taste was mint. We sped past fish and other life that existed in the depths of the lake. It was beautiful. I had never seen anything like this, not even in an aquarium where you were surrounded by tanks with all the sea life in them. This was about a thousand times better than that. It was like a dream, a dream that I wouldnt want to end. But it wasnt a dream, no, it was much better, this was reality, and only reality that seems like a dream can truly overcome the power of a pleasant dream.
And being with Edward made it even better. My vampire and me, our happiness, this magical experience that he was giving me while I was still human. It was wonderful; I never wanted it to end. But more than likely, it was going to end at some point; hed have to take me back above water to let me breathe normally. He put his lips to mine again to replenish my lungs. I seemed to be getting over the dizzying effect of his lips, but they still made any moment more magical than what it actually was, or needed to be.
He didnt open his mouth, clearly not wanting water to flow into him, for that would surely have an effect even on a vampire. The next thing I knew we burst out of the water in the middle of the lake, our heads just floating above the water.
Now tell me, what did you think of that? he asked, hoping that I had enjoyed it.
Different. But a good different. I certainly enjoyed it.
Thats good. Because I only want you to enjoy the time that we have alone together. He put his lips to mine in a kiss, holding me tight, but not too tightly as he didnt want to hurt me. As he kissed me one thought ran through my mind, please turn me into a vampire. I wanted to spend eternity with him, was that so wrong to ask for?
I said when he pulled away to see my smiling face. I love you.
And I love you Bella. Now I have another question for you.
Do you want me to start the transformation tonight?
My heart caught in my throat, I couldnt speak. I didnt know what to say. Instead of speaking, I merely nodded my head yes.