The Vibration of Love - Chapter 13 Dark Shadows




I flew out of my chair and threw my arms around his neck. “Oh my God! What are you doing here?” I asked, as tears filled my eyes. I realized he wasn’t hugging me back. I leaned back, looked into his eyes, and saw utter confusion. I gasped.

“Oh no! You’re not him.”

“I guess I’m not,” Rob’s counterpart said, laughing.

I tried to recover. “I’m uh, so sorry,” I stammered. “I was just thinking about someone that I really miss, and your voice reminded me of him. I guess it was wishful thinking on my part; I mean, I was wishing you were him; Oh, I’m sorry; that was rude.” I heard myself rambling and couldn’t seem to make my mouth stop!

He laughed. “Actually, Bella, it is rather refreshing to meet a woman who wishes I were someone else.”

I smiled. “You know my name?”

“Yes, I’ve admired your work for quite some time. I’m Rob Pattinson,” he said, extending his hand.

“Yes, I haven’t been living under a rock,” I smiled. “I do know who you are. It’s nice to meet you. Would you like to sit down?”

We both sat down, and the waiter appeared with my order.

“Can I get you something, Sir?” He asked Rob.

“Yes, please, I’ll have an egg white omelet with Monterrey jack cheese and tomatoes.”

The waiter walked away, and Rob looked at me. “What is it?” He asked.

I realized I was staring at him as if he had two heads.

“I’m sorry,” I said. “It’s just that this person that I miss...”

He interrupted, “The one that you were wishing was me?”

“Yes, he would have ordered exactly the same thing.” I stifled a sob and blinked back tears.

“I’m sorry,” he said. “Maybe I should go. My presence seems to be upsetting you.”

“No, please don’t,” I said. “I miss him, but it’s comforting to be reminded of him.”

“So I’m assuming you’re involved with him?” He asked, nodding toward Bella Swan’s engagement ring.

“Yes, you could definitely say that,” I laughed.

“Well that’s too bad,” he said.

“Why?” I asked.

“Well, when I saw you over here alone, I was hoping to hit on you,” he smiled.

“Wow, you’re direct,” I said.

“Why not be honest? Apparently, you’re not on the Most Eligible Bachelorette List any longer, so I might as well be real with you.”

“What are you talking about?” I asked.

“THE List,” he said.

I just stared at him.

“OK, pretend to have amnesia. Or maybe you were as mortified to be voted one of the Ten Most Eligible Bachelorettes on the planet as I was to be voted Sexiest Man Alive.”

I felt my mouth drop open, and I quickly shut it again. I’ll have to Google THE List and my counterpart’s name when I’m back at the Cullen’s, I thought. Then I remembered what I had told the other Bella Jordan about finding her soul mate. I can’t blow this for her.

I smiled. “Well, I don’t know about how eligible or ineligible I am right now. We are having severe long distance relationship problems.” To say the least, I added silently.

“Oh really?” He said with sudden interest as he leaned in closer to me.

This is torture, I thought. Rob’s face and Rob’s body are inches from mine, and I can’t touch him. Ugh!

“So what kind of long distance problems are you having, exactly?” He asked.

“Um, well, our schedules are so opposite that we might as well be in different universes,” I said.

“Sounds pretty bad,” he said happily.

I laughed. “Thanks for the sympathy!”

“Anytime,” he smiled.

“Why are you up and eating breakfast at ...” I looked at Bella Swan’s watch, “almost five in the morning?” I asked.

“Well, I have to be on the set at six, and since I just got in, I didn’t see much point in going to sleep.”

“Wow, do you do that a lot?” I asked.

“Only when I win awards,” he smiled.

“Oh, congratulations, by the way,” I said.

“Thank you, and please pass my congratulations on to your brother. You have quite a talented family.”

“I know. My little brother can be an idiot, but he certainly inherited Dad’s talent,” I said.

“And you inherited your father’s talent and your mother’s beauty,” he said.

I laughed. “You’re really counting on that long distance thing not working out aren’t you?”

“Most definitely,” he smiled.

I looked out the window and saw the sun rising over the water. “I miss the ocean,” I said half to myself.

“You’ve been away?” He asked.

“Yes, and when I’m away, I realize how much this ocean is part of me. I could never live anywhere else.”

“You’re very fortunate,” he said. “Would you like to go for a walk?”

“I’d love to,” I replied.

We kicked off our shoes and left them by the pool and then strolled down to the shoreline. We waded through the surf as the sun rose on the horizon. Even though I sensed a restlessness in him that I didn’t feel when I was with my Rob, I was amazed at how easy it was to talk to him. I noticed that physically, they were almost identical. Being this close to him and not reaching out for his hand or feeling his touch on my skin was agonizing.

He must have read my mind. He stopped walking and reached for my hand.

“Bella, I have to head back.” I nodded. “I know you’ll think this is a line, but I can’t remember ever being this happy just hanging out with a woman.” He brushed his fingertips along my cheek. Our eyes locked, and I saw him lean toward me.

I put my hand against his chest to stop him.

“Rob, I can’t.”

He stopped and looked into my eyes again. “I hope he knows how incredibly lucky he is,” he said.

He continued to hold my hand, and we walked back toward the hotel.

I saw a blur out of the corner of my eye, and then heard a deep growl from behind me.

“Do you just collect men who look like your husband?”

I spun around. Edward was standing there wearing sunglasses and a hat; when he smiled menacingly, his teeth flashed in the rising sun.

“Edward, what are you doing? The sun is coming up.”

“It doesn’t matter. He won’t be around long enough to tell anyone what he saw.”

“Edward, I don’t know how my being here has caused your dark side to take over, but this isn’t you. I know you don’t want to do this. Please, go find Alice.”

Rob put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Is this your fiancée?”

I shook my head, and Edward roared with laughter.

“No, we’re just friends with benefits, right Bella?”

“You son of a bitch,” I said as I slapped his face. He didn’t even flinch, but my hand felt like I’d just broken it.

“Oh shit!” I said, cradling my tender hand against my chest.

Rob gently cupped my hand in his and said, “Let me see.”

In the next moment, Rob was flying through the air as Edward yelled, “Get your hands off of her!”

Edward started toward Rob, and I screamed, “Edward, stop it!”

He whirled around and whipped off his sunglasses so he could meet my eyes. He stared at me, inches from my face.

“Why Bella? Why should I stop? You said yourself that none of this is real. None of my memories are real. I was never even human. I was created as a vampire, and that’s who I am.”

“Is that what this is about?” I yelled at him. “You think that because your memories may not be real that you have the right to start murdering people?”

“None of this is real. It’s all just a story in some author’s head. What difference does it make what I do?”

“Edward, I don’t know how you were created. I don’t know how anything in any universe was created. Even Stephen doesn’t know that for sure. The only thing any of us know for certain is what is happening right here and now.”

I saw him struggling to regain control.

If only his Bella were here to reason with him, I thought. Bella Swan, where are you? I need you.

With that thought, I felt like I had stuck my finger in an electrical socket. Something similar to electricity surged into this body I was occupying. I felt it flowing from the bottoms of my feet, my fingertips, and the top of my head. I fell to my knees and heard in my mind,

“Look at him.”

My eyes met Edward’s, and he gasped.

“Tell him I’m here,” I heard in my thoughts.

“Your Bella...can you hear her?” I asked Edward.

“Yes,” he said as he fell to his knees in front of me and took my face in his hands. “Love, what is happening? Are you alright?”

“Edward, there are two of us in my body. The other Bella just had the thought that she needed me, and it brought my consciousness back into this body.”

“She is aware of my memories,” I said. “Our minds seem to be intertwined.”

I heard Bella Swan continue to speak to Edward through my thoughts.

“Edward, you have to get control again. You have to help figure out why this is happening so I can come back to you. It’s taking too much energy for me to share this body with the other Bella. I can’t hang on. Help me Edward.”

I felt the energy surge rush from my body, and I collapsed onto the sand.

Edward cradled me in his arms, and I was too weak to resist. I looked into his eyes, and saw the agony there.

“Edward!” I heard Alice’s voice. “What’s wrong with her?”

He spoke to her too quickly for me to understand. I caught his last sentence. “See if he’s OK,” he said, nodding in Rob’s direction.

Alice disappeared in a blur and was back a moment later. “I think he’s fine. He’s starting to come around. Edward, we have to get out of the sun.”

He nodded and started to pick me up.

“No,” I said. “I need to make sure he’s OK and give him an explanation. I’ll be fine.”

He helped me to my feet. I was a little wobbly, but all right. “Go,” I said. “I’ll meet you back at the suite.”

“Are you sure?” Edward asked.

“Yes, go,” I said.

They disappeared in a blur.

I walked over and knelt down next to Rob. He was conscious but moving slowly.

“Are you alright?” I asked.

“Yeah, I think so. What was he on? He tossed me across the sand like a beach ball.”

“I don’t know, but I’m so sorry he attacked you,” I said.

“How do you know him, and what did he mean about collecting men that looked like your husband?” He asked.

“I know him and his family.” A cover story formed in my mind. “He’s a recovering heroine addict. He fell off the wagon recently, and he’s been struggling. I don’t know what he meant about a husband. He’s said a lot of crazy things lately. His family is trying to help him find his way back.”

“He looked really familiar,” Rob said, and I struggled to hide a smile.

We both stood. “Are you sure you’re OK?” I asked.

“Yes, I’m fine; I’ve just got a bit of a headache.” He brushed my cheek with his fingertips. “Are you going to be OK? He seems pretty crazy.”

I nodded, but he saw the tears in my eyes.

“Come here,” he said, as he pulled me into a hug. He kissed the top of my head. “What are the tears about?” He looked at me and brushed one from my cheek.

“Things are...really...complicated right now,” I sniffed. “I feel overwhelmed.”

He pulled me into a hug again. It felt so familiar, warm, and safe in his arms.

“I’ve only known you for a few hours, but...”

I finished the sentence for him, “It feels like we’ve known each other since before we were born.”

He looked at me. “You know it’s killing me not to kiss you right now,” he smiled.

“Me too,” I said. “But I can’t. I could never be unfaithful to him; I love him.”

He nodded. “So that leaves me hoping he’ll be transferred to Antarctica?” He smiled.

“Something like that, I guess,” I replied.

His phone rang. He looked at the caller ID and sighed. “It’s my assistant,” he said and then answered, “Hi Karen.”

Luckily I caught myself before I said, “Tell her I said, ‘Hi.’”

“I know I’m late, I’m on my way.” He ended the call and put his phone back in his pocket.

“Will you walk me to my car?” He asked.

I nodded and took his hand.

“How long are you staying here?” He asked.

“I think we’ll be leaving today.”

“But don’t you live in L.A.?”

I smiled. “Yes, at the Cielo. Call me there. I’ll let you know how things work out with that Antarctica transfer.”

He smiled. We stopped next to an idling Town car.

“I’m sorry again about what happened,” I said.

“Don’t worry about it,” he replied. “I just hope you’re going to be OK. Can I call you later?”

“Yes, please do,” I said.

We hugged, and he kissed my cheek. “I’m so glad I met you,” he whispered.

“Me too,” I said. “Bye.”

I watched the Town car drive away, then I ran back to the suite to meet Alice and Edward and to make a phone call. I had to let the other Bella Jordan know about the morning ‘she’ just had with Rob!

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Author’s Note: Spoiler Alert! I can’t imagine that anyone (other than maybe my mother) is reading this story and has not read, Breaking Dawn. But just in case you are holding out for the movie, this chapter and the next, give away a major plot line of Breaking Dawn.

The next chapter is titled: ‘What The Bleep Do We Know!?”

What the Bleep Do We Know!? is a 2004 film, which combined documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a deaf photographer. As she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life, she comes to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the filmmakers as an illustration of the movie's thesis about quantum physics and consciousness. The 2004 cinematic release of the film was followed by a substantially changed, extended DVD version in 2006.


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