The Vibration of Love - Chapter 14 What the Bleep Do We Know?!
Author’s Note: In this chapter, Bella references the Abbott and Costello routine, “Who’s On First?” I copied an excerpt from the routine to the “Vibration of Love Images and Links” page on my homepage. There is also a link to the entire routine. When you need a laugh break, read it. It’s a classic that is just as funny today as it was when it was originally performed in the 1930’s.
‘Time is dependent on our perceptions. No experiment has ever proven the existence of the continual movement of linear time and the concept has never been expressed in a mathematical formula. The experience of the continual movement of linear time is a phenomenon that was created by our nervous system. In fact, the past, present and future exist simultaneously, side by side, in a field of endless possibilities. The experience of linear time is the way in which nature protects us from experiencing everything at the same time. But that is what actually happens.’
I burst into the suite. Edward was sitting on the sofa holding his head in his hands, and Alice was next to him. It appeared as if she had been trying to comfort him.
“Bella, is the other Rob OK?” Alice asked.
“Yes, he said he was fine. He’s on his way to work,” I said.
Edward stood up, and I met his remorse-filled eyes.
“I’ve put you through hell,” he said. “I guess I didn’t want to go there alone and tried to drag you down with me. I let the monster take over, and I didn’t care.” He paused and ran his hand through his hair. “I am deeply sorry for how I’ve treated you. Hearing my Bella’s thoughts this morning made me care again. I want her back. I want my life with her back. I assure you, the monster is locked in his cage where he belongs. You have no reason to trust me after the way I behaved, but I will do everything in my power to help you find your way back to your world and your life.”
I walked over to him and took his hand. “Thank you, Edward, I believe you. I understand how easily one’s dark side can take control.”
He looked at me questioningly.
“When I was seventeen, my parents had to hire someone to rescue me from the drug dealer I was living with in a rancid motel. It wasn’t that long ago, that I came very close to relapsing. There’s not all that much difference between you and me. You once said Bella’s blood was your ‘own personal brand of heroine.’ I smiled at him.
“You are an amazing woman. I never expected you to understand. Thank you,” he said.
“Bella, we should get going so Edward, Carlisle and Stephen can help you figure out how to get back to your world and stay there,” Alice said.
“That’s fine, Alice, but I’m not leaving this room until I get a cup of coffee; I also have to call the other Bella Jordan and fill her in on the morning ‘she’ supposedly just had with the other Rob. He’s going to call her, so she needs to pretend she was me.” I shook my head. “I’m even having trouble keeping track of ‘Who’s on First.’”
Alice smiled and called room service. I borrowed her phone and walked into my bedroom to call the other Bella Jordan. Andre had given us the penthouse suite. Two bedrooms opened on to a living room that was fully furnished, including a baby grand piano. While I filled in the other Bella on ‘her’ morning with Rob, I smiled as I heard Edward begin to play, ‘Bella’s Lullaby.’
I wished my counterpart good luck and hung up. I wandered back into the living room, sat down next to Edward, and played along with him. He looked at me, surprised that I knew the song.
“This song is responsible for bringing my husband and me together. I was the sound editor for the first movie about you. Rob improvised this very piece. When I heard it, I knew it had to be on the soundtrack. We worked on it together, and that’s when we fell in love,” I explained.
“So you believe your husband, not me, wrote this song?” He asked.
“It’s like the chicken and the egg,” I said. “Did you write the song and then somehow Rob acted as a channel for your song to enter our world, or vice versa? The same question applies to your relationship with the author who wrote the books about you. Did she write you into existence, or did your life stories somehow get transmitted to her?”
“But in your world, books have been written about things that haven’t happened to us yet,” Alice said.
Edward and I said at the same time, “Einstein.” We looked at each other and smiled.
Edward turned to Alice. “Einstein said that the past, present and future all exist simultaneously. He thought time was an illusion.”
I stopped playing, shut my eyes and listened to Edward play. Rob’s version of this lullaby was heart wrenching, but this version tormented my soul. Are they both equally real? I wondered. Suddenly, I noticed that Edward’s version sounded more like Rob’s. My eyes snapped open, and I was lying on the sofa in our living room. Rob’s back was to me, and he was playing ‘Bella’s Lullaby.’
I walked over, put my arms around him, and kissed the back of his neck. He immediately stopped playing, spun around on the piano stool and pulled me onto his lap.
“Bella, thank God! I was out of my mind. Are you OK?”
“Yes,” I said as I kissed him. “How long was I gone?”
“About six hours,” he said. “What happened this time?”
“Edward was playing that same song just now. We figured out that my shift between worlds is caused when you and he feel the same emotion at the same time. Now we just have to figure out how to keep me here.”
“Bella, you’re saying I somehow caused this to happen to you?” He asked.
I held his face in my hands, looked into his eyes and kissed him deeply.
“Baby, I will explain everything, but right now, I need you more than I have ever needed you in my life. Please make love to me,” I said. I saw the concern and confusion in his eyes, but when his lips met mine, I felt that his need to reconnect was just as urgent.
Rob had apparently put my bathrobe on me when he carried me downstairs. He untied the chord and pushed it off my shoulders. I unbuttoned his shirt and ran my tongue along his shoulders, chest and neck. I was desperate to feel him inside of me. I unzipped his jeans and lowered myself onto him.
He grabbed my legs and pulled them tightly around his waist, and I locked my feet behind his back. I frantically clung to him, and buried my face in his neck.
“Oh my God, you’re hitting me exactly where…ugh God…don’t stop!” I moaned into his ear. His thrusts were deep and filled me completely. In moments, I threw my head back and a scream erupted from my body as I shuddered and gasped around him.
Without breaking our connection, he picked me up, and we fell onto the couch. He looked into my eyes; “I love you so much. I can’t stand it when you disappear. I need you…UHH!” He threw his had back and moaned, and I felt him explode inside of me.
He collapsed onto the couch next to me. We stared into each other’s eyes and then continued kissing as we ran our hands over each others’ arms and backs. He finally ran his fingertips along my lips and said, “Tell me. How am I causing this to happen to you? What did you find out?”
I told Rob about the discussion we’d had with Stephen and how we surmised that he and Edward were feeling the same emotion every time I shifted.
“Do you remember the first time I shifted, when I thought I was dreaming?” He nodded. “Were you awake before I started to toss and turn?”
He thought for a minute. “Yes, I woke up and was watching you sleep. I remember thinking how peaceful you looked. You were so beautiful; I felt filled with love for you.”
“That’s exactly what was going on with Edward. He said he was watching his Bella sleep and was thinking how beautiful she was and how much he loved her.”
“Oh my God, Bella, I’m so sorry I’m causing this.” He pulled me closer and ran his hand along my cheek.
“Honey, you aren’t the cause. You obviously didn’t intend for this to happen, and until we understand more, there isn’t anything you can do to prevent it.”
He kissed me. “What else happened?” He asked.
“I think you’ll need coffee to keep up with this one,” I said.
We stood up, and I slipped on my robe as Rob got dressed. As we waited for our coffee to brew, I filled him in on our discussions with Stephen, Edward’s attempted attack, and our trip to L.A.
“Let me see if I have this straight,” he said. “When Edward didn’t succeed in attacking you, he decided to drive to L.A. to attack the other Bella Jordan?”
“Well, he didn’t exactly attack her,” I said. Rob raised an eyebrow. “Apparently they had really hot sex in the back of her limo.”
“And he didn’t kill her?” Rob asked. I shook my head. “Was she hurt?”
“No,” I replied. “She thought he was you.”
“How do you know that?” He asked.
“I met her,” I said.
“Wait a minute. You met yourself?” He asked, incredulously.
“Yes,” I replied. I told him about following the limo and how I wanted to be sure that she was OK.
“She asked me a bunch of questions that only I would know the answer to, and I convinced her that I really was a version of her from another reality. Before I left her in the limo, I told her to find the other Rob. I explained that you and I are soul mates.”
He pulled me onto his lap and kissed me. “Wow, so you played cupid for the alternate Bella and Rob. That’s incredible.”
I smiled. “I know. I hope they get together. He seemed very interested.”
“What do you mean?” He asked.
I told him about meeting his counterpart and how interested he was in me.
“OK, this is really weird. Now I’m jealous of myself!” He said.
“You have nothing to be jealous of.” I smiled and kissed him. “It is really weird. Even though he looked like you, and was very similar in so many ways, it still wasn’t you. I felt the same thing meeting my counterpart. She looked and acted like me, but obviously she was not me. It became very apparent to me that our bodies are just a shell to house our true beings. It’s your soul that I’m in love with.”
“Likewise” he said. “Although I am partial to this particular body,” he said running his lips along my neck.
“Mmm, me too,” I said, kissing him again. “I don’t want to move. I just want to stay wrapped in your arms and make love all day.”
“That sounds like a good idea,” he said.
“But I haven’t seen our kids in what feels like forever. I need to see them, and they need their mommy.”
“You’re right. Let’s go, before you shift again,” he said.
We went upstairs so I could get dressed. Rob plopped on the bed, and I felt his eyes on me as I rifled through my lingerie drawer. I reached for my comfortable lingerie, but when I glanced in the mirror and saw Rob watching, I reached for his favorite Victoria Secret attire instead.
Let’s make this interesting, I thought. The opposite of a striptease would be a dress-tease.
I pulled the lingerie out of the drawer and dropped it on the bed. He rewarded me with a raised eyebrow.
I bent over and brushed out my hair, then flipped my head back. I dabbed perfume onto my neck and ran my finger between my breasts. I walked into the closet and slipped on a pair of stilettos, then walked back into the room. I let my robe fall to the floor as I reached for the Victoria Secret panties. I sat down next to Rob and slowly slid them over my shoes and up my legs. I picked up my bra and slipped it over my shoulders then turned my back to him and said, “Do you mind?”
As he hooked the clasps, he ran his lips along the back of my neck. “You are torturing me, you know,” he said as his lips brushed my ear.
“Mmm, I know, baby.”
I walked back to the closet, slipped off the shoes and slid into my jeans. I stepped back into the shoes, grabbed a shirt, and walked back out. I slipped the shirt on and left the buttons undone. “Do you think you could help me with these?” I said, smiling coyly at him.
He stood up and crushed his lips to mine. “You are evil,” he said into my mouth.
“Mmmhmm,” I replied.
He slowly buttoned my shirt as he continued to kiss me. He ground his hips into mine so I felt how turned on he was. When he finished with the last button, he ran his tongue up my neck and whispered into my ear, “As soon as the kids are in bed, I am going to rip everything you just put on off of this perfect body of yours.”
“That’s what I’m counting on,” I said, as I ran my hand over the huge bulge in his jeans.
We walked hand-in-hand to my parents’ house until I heard Kate’s laughter rising from their deck. I kicked off my shoes and ran barefooted along the path, bounded up the stairs and swept her up in a hug.
She giggled. “Mommy, where have you been? You sound different.”
I laughed. “What do you mean, sweetie? Does my voice sound different to you?”
“No, she said. “You usually make a humming noise like this.” She made a long flat tone. “But now you sound like this.” The second tone she made was slightly higher.
I looked at her puzzled. “I don’t know what you mean, sweetie.”
She started to get frustrated. “Everybody has a sound, Mommy. Don’t you hear it?”
Just then my Dad walked out with Jordan in his arms. Rob took Kate from me, and as Dad handed Jordan to me, he said, “I hear it, Kate, but I think you and I are special.”
“What do you mean, Grandpa?” Kate asked him. “Doesn’t everybody hear the sounds?”
“No, Kate, you and I have very sensitive hearing. I didn’t realize until just now that you could hear the vibration people make just like I do,” Dad told her.
“Dad, what are you talking about?” I asked him.
“I noticed a long time ago that everyone has their own sound. It makes sense because when it comes down to it, all we are is a bunch of vibrating cells. Those vibrations emit a frequency,” he said.
“I don’t understand, Grandpa,” Kate said.
Dad pointed to the ocean. “Kate, do you see the waves out there?” She nodded. “Sound works the same way. We can’t see sound waves, but our ears vibrate when a wave hits them.”
“So Mommy’s waves are different today?” She asked my Dad.
He looked at me, and I could tell he was listening intently. “Yes, sweetheart, her waves are different today.”
“So, Dad, you’re saying I sound as if I’m vibrating at a different frequency than the last time you saw me?”
“Yes,” he said. “You usually make the same tone. It changes at times. Your vibration and Rob’s vibration changed when you fell in love. It was also different when you were pregnant. And each pregnancy was unique. Those are the only times I’ve heard it change in you, until now.”
“So this reality hopping has changed my vibration?” I asked.
“Or maybe you are pregnant,” Rob said, smiling.
That thought made me suddenly weak. I sat down abruptly so I wouldn’t drop Jordan. The image of Edward coming inside of me flashed through my mind. Don’t be ridiculous, I thought. That was Bella Swan’s body. You can’t be pregnant with Edward’s child.
Rob had set Kate down. She and my Dad were looking at the ocean and discussing sound waves. Rob came over and put his arm around me.
“I know what you’re thinking. It’s not possible,” he said.
“I pray that you are right, but a week ago, I would have said none of this was possible. I just found out my father and our little girl can hear people’s vibrational frequency and notice when it changes! Apparently anything is possible. The other thing that worries me is when I went into shock in that world, I also went into shock in this world,” I said.
“And when you took migraine medicine in that world, it stopped your headache in this reality,” he said.
“And let’s not forget that when I cut my foot here, Bella Swan’s body had the same cut. This nightmare keeps getting worse. Honey, would you please call the front desk and have them pick up a pregnancy test and bring it over here. Maybe there’s nothing to be worried about at all,” I said.
He nodded and walked inside to call the resort’s main office.
I nursed Jordan then held him while he snoozed. The time away from him in this world was minimal, but to me, each hour that I was not with him and Kate felt like days that I had missed. I didn’t want to lose one minute with either of them. I was playing a game with Kate when one of the front desk clerks arrived with the package from the drugstore. Rob took it from him and walked over to me. I handed Jordan to him and told Kate I’d be right back.
I thought back to the tests I’d taken before I knew I was pregnant for Jordan and how badly I wanted the one little blue line to turn into two. This time I was praying that the second line would not appear. As I watched the test strip, I started to sob as I saw two distinct lines appear.
A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door. I let Rob in. He looked at my tear-streaked face and pulled me into his arms.
“It can’t be his baby, Bella. You didn’t switch bodies. Your body stayed here when you shifted. You were borrowing Bella Swan’s body in that universe.”
“That sounds reasonable, Rob, but nothing that’s happened to me in the past several days was reasonable,” I sobbed into his chest.
“It will be OK,” he said.
“How can you say that?” I shrieked, feeling myself starting to get hysterical. “What if I have a vampire baby growing inside of me?”
“You don’t,” he said.
“You don’t know that!”
“How do you feel?” He asked.
“I feel hysterical,” I said.
“How do you feel physically?”
I thought about it. “I don’t feel any different.”
“When Bella got pregnant in Breaking Dawn, she started craving eggs, had vertigo and nightmares and was exhausted. Those symptoms happened almost immediately.” He tried to reassure me.
“I can’t have an abortion,” I blurted out. “I mean, I fully support a woman’s right to choose, and if I had gotten pregnant after I was raped, or during my crazy drugged out years, I’m sure I would have had one; but now that I’ve felt two babies growing inside me and seen what little miracles they are when they are born, I could never do it,” I rambled.
“Bella, you’re getting way ahead of yourself. It is far more likely that this baby is mine. We make love every day, sometimes several times a day! The chances of it being Edward’s are really slim,” he said.
“How can you be so calm and rational through all of this?” I asked. “Your wife is flitting back and forth between your real world and one of your movie character’s worlds, and now there’s a possibility I could be pregnant by that character, and yet you remain calm!”
“Would you rather I get hysterical too?” He asked, smiling at me.
“No,” I said, sniffing. “I guess that wouldn’t help very much.”
He held my face in his hands and looked into my eyes. “Bella, you are a survivor. You are the strongest person I have ever met. I don’t know how this is all going to work out, but somehow it will. No matter what happens, I will be here. I love you, unconditionally and across all of space and time. That’s why I am calm. My love for you and our kids is my universe.”
He pulled me into his arms again. “Thank you for saying that,” I sobbed. “I love you so much.”
The room started to spin. No! I thought. Not now!
I opened my eyes and was lying on the exam table in Carlisle’s office. Edward was standing to my right, holding my hand. Carlisle was on the opposite side of the table with a stethoscope pressed to my abdomen.
I sat up. “What are you doing?” I snapped at Carlisle.
He and Edward looked at each other.
“Love,” Edward started to say, but when I glared at him, he corrected himself.
“Bella, apparently, my Bella is pregnant.”
I gasped. “No! Shit! Shit! Shit! This just can NOT be happening! Do you hear a heartbeat?” I yelled at Carlisle.
He nodded. “Shit!” I yelled again.
I jumped off of the exam table and strode to the window. “Of course!” I ranted. “Of course she would be pregnant too!”
“What do you mean, too?” Edward asked.
“I’m pregnant in my reality.” I sat down on the couch and started to sob.
Carlisle sat next to me.
“Bella, why are you crying? You didn’t want another child?” He asked.
“No, that’s not it! Don’t you get it?”
They both stared at me blankly.
“When I went into shock here, I also went into shock there. When I had a headache here and took medicine, it went away in the other reality. When I cut my foot there, the cut appeared on your Bella’s foot when I shifted here. Somehow when my consciousness shifts, whatever just happened to me physically shifts as well.” I took a breath and when I exhaled, it came out as a sob. I could see the realization finally dawning on Edward and Carlisle.
“So this baby could have been conceived in this world or…” Edward paused.
I looked at him through my tears, “Or my world,” I said.
Edward ran his hand through his hair, and he and Carlisle exchanged a meaningful glance.
“Bella, we can’t take the risk that this baby is part vampire,” Edward said. Carlisle can do the procedure right now.”
“No!” I screamed. “It’s far more likely this is Rob’s baby. You’re not touching me.”
“Bella, if it’s a vampire, it will kill you,” Carlisle said.
“We can at least wait and see if it’s a vampire or not,” I said.
“We won’t know for sure until it’s possibly too late,” Carlisle said.
“Yes we will!” I looked at Edward. “In the last book of the series about you and Bella, she got pregnant on your honeymoon. She almost immediately experienced symptoms. Within days of the baby being conceived, she was exhausted and hungry all the time; she craved eggs. She also had vertigo. Within two weeks, she had a bump, and she felt the baby move. It grew so fast because she was part vampire.”
“She?” Edward said.
“Yes,” I smiled. “You had a little girl. Bella named her Renesmee. She was half human and half vampire. Alice found another half human half vampire in the Amazon. He came to visit all of you and told you he grew to maturity in seven years then stopped aging.”
“So Bella survived the pregnancy?” Edward asked.
“You had to turn her into a vampire after you delivered the baby.” I glanced at Carlisle. “It was an emergency delivery, and you were out getting blood from a blood bank for Bella.”
“What?” They both said.
“Bella got extremely sick and weak. You all finally decided to have her try drinking human blood from a blood bank. She willingly tried, and she actually liked it since the baby was making her crave it. That helped her keep her strength up. But eventually, her placenta detached. Bella was bleeding to death and the baby was suffocating. Edward, you had to cut the baby out with your teeth. Once the baby was out, you injected Bella with a syringe of your venom you had prepared for an emergency. It worked. And you all lived happily ever after.”
Edward and Carlisle stared at me, too shocked to remember to breathe or move for my benefit. After a minute, I saw them look at each other, and I knew Edward was reading Carlisle’s thoughts. I saw Edward nod.
“What are you two plotting?” I asked.
There was a blur, and Carlisle was gone, and then he was immediately back by my side with a syringe.
“What are you doing?” I yelled.
“I’m sorry, Bella, we can’t risk it,” said Carlisle as he jabbed the needle into my arm.
“Rosalie!” I screamed before everything went black.
The next chapter is titled: “Angels & Demons.”
Angels & Demons is a 2009 American film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel by the same name starring Tom Hanks.
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