Edward didn't quite know what to think of the Lady sleeping soundly in his cottage. In his bed. He didn't mind it, no. Just not sure if he was awake or not. He very well could be dreaming...he did it often.
He heard the door close quietly behind him and he turned to see his brother Jasper jogging toward him.
"Would you like to tell me why there are two ladies sleeping in your bed?" He raised his eyebrows. "What would mother think of you?"
Edward rolled his eyes at his brothers assumption. "They just got her this morning. They were running away from something and asked if they would stay tonight...I told them yes."
"Ah." Jasper nodded. "Why were they running?"
Edward shrugged. He didn't ask the girls concidering he didn't want to pry.
"Well, I'm going for a walk."
"May I come with you?" Bella's tiny sister was standing dressed with a tiny smile.
Edward noticed his brother couldn't quite seem to form words. "Yes." He chuckled at Jasper's one worded sentence.
"No funny buisness." Edward proceeded to call after them making Alice blush and Jasper let out a bellous laugh.
Edward nocked on his door to make sure he wouldn't disturb Bella sleeping. "Come in."
Her faint voice rang in Edward's ear.
He opened the door and looked around before he noticed Bella was no where in site.
"I'm behind the curtin."
Edward suddenly when stiff as he heard her words.
He could see her silloet, lightened by the lantern, tying the back of her dress.
Good. Edward thought. She is dressed.
Bella walked around the curtin finishing her bow.
Edward couldn't help but notice the way her long braid fell over her shoulder, trendles of her curls fell carelessly down around her face.
"You're sister lent me the dress." Bella smiled. "Rosealie is lovely."
Edward couldn't find it in himself to speak.
"Would you like to take a walk with me? Alice and I usually take our walks together but I heard her say something to your brother. Your mother told me we had about a half an hour before breakfast."
"Uh, yes, of course." Edward was sure she could hear his heart beat, for that was the only sound filling his ears now.
Bella couldn't help but stare at Edward. The way he ran his hand through his copper locks, the way his jaw tightened when he spoke, even the way he blinked had her mesmorised.
"If you don't mind me asking." Edward's voice brought her out of her stupor. "Why did you and your sister run away?"
Bella sighed and looked far ahead. "We were running from responsability."
"I'm afraid I don't understand." Edward shook his head.
Bella climbed a nearby bolder and sat. Edward took stand beside Bella's dangling feet. "Alice and I are...we are a very well known family. I'm sure you've heard of our parents. When I tell you this, I don't wanted to be treated any differenly than we already have. You are treating us like normal passing people and I wish it to stay that way."
Edward nodded, confused.
"Alice and I were to be crowned queens on our 18th birthday. A fortnight. We didn't want the weight on our shoulders. Our Mother is Queen Rene...our stepfather is King Phillip Dwyer. Our Brother is Prince Emmett Lane Swan. My sister is Princess Mary Alice Swan. I am Princess Isabella Marie Swan. We were prince and princesses, untill we ran."
Edward was shocked. In the presense of a Princess. No, he musn't think that way. Bella doesn't want that.
"Where is your bother?"
He was running right after breakfast. We are supposed to find eachother so we can be together. We are tripletts. I look like my mother. Alice looks like our real father Charlie Swan. Emmett looks like them both. We are evenly disperced." Bella smiled.
"Do you miss Emmett?" Edward asked.
She nodded. "He was always our protector. He told us where to run and that we would find this place and that it was safe." After a long silence, Bella sighed and spoke again. "I just hope he comes soon."
"I'm sure he will." Edward straighted himself up and help out his hand. "We must get back. Breakfast will be cold."
Bella smiled heartly at him and took his head, hopping gracefully down off the dirt covered bolder. She unwillingly let goof his hand to dust herself off.
"Well, let's go." Bella smiled at him again and started walking without him.
"Where are you going?" Edward's voice rand behind her.
"Back to the village." She stated matter of factly.
Edward chuckled and put all of his weight on one foot. "The villege is that way." he pointed to the west, but Bella was going south.
"Well, maybe I just wanted to go another way....but I shouldn't." Bella smiled, picking up her dress, and walked pased Edward as he laughed.
Edward felt the need to tell Bella how he thogt she was beautiul, smart, funny, and very brave for running away from her parents. Very brave.
He hadn't known he stopped untill Bella's voice called for him.
"Edward! Are you comming?"
Edward started to run untill he caught up with a smiling Bella.
"Sorry I got distracted." He told her.
"Dd you spot a squirl?" Bella giggled.
"No." Edward smirked and shook his head. "You."
"Oh." Bella blushed ad hung her head.
"I was debating on wethe or not to tell you that you are beautiful. But it seems that I just did