The Vibration of Love - Chapter 15 Angels & Demons
Author’s Note: The information that Stephen will explain in this chapter is taken from research published by the Institute of Heart Math. If you are a Trekker like Bella Jordan, Emmett and me, you may find the research articles I read for this chapter interesting. You can visit their website for more details.
Rosalie stormed into Carlisle’s office with the rest of the family on her heels. “What are you doing to her?” She demanded.
Carlisle looked at me. His thoughts said, We have to tell them, Edward.
I nodded. As usual, it was pointless to attempt to keep a secret from this family.
As we all hovered over the unconscious body that housed both my Bella and Bella Jordan, Carlisle explained about the pregnancy.
“We can’t risk allowing a vampire to grow inside of her. It will kill her, especially if she shifts back to her world, and I can’t take care of her,” Carlisle said.
“You were just going to kill her baby against her wishes?” Rosalie practically spit at me.
“She is not being rational about this. She doesn’t understand what a vampire fetus will do to her,” I snarled back at Rosalie.
“You don’t even know if it’s your baby!” She screamed.
“Rosalie, calm down,” Carlisle said.
“No, Carlisle, I will not calm down. I have always respected your wishes as the head of this family even when I didn’t agree. But I will not go along with this. You will have to rip me apart and burn the pieces before you murder that woman’s baby!” Rosalie yelled at Carlisle.
“I can arrange that,” I growled at her.
Emmett was immediately in my face.
“Back off, man. You’re my brother, but she’s my wife,” he growled at me.
“Enough!” Carlisle said. “I will not allow this family to be torn apart. We’ll wait and see if she appears to be pregnant with a vampire child. If she is, maybe she will want to end the pregnancy.”
I turned toward Bella and took her hand.
“Leave her alone,” Rosalie snarled.
I growled, and Carlisle yelled,
“I said that’s ENOUGH!”
Carlisle so rarely raised his voice that we were all stunned into submission.
Rosalie and Emmett sat down on the couch. Carlisle took Bella’s vitals, and I resigned myself to waiting.
I woke up and gasped. I was lying on my parent’s bed, and my mother was sitting next to me. I sat up and put my hands on my stomach. “No, no, no,” I wailed. I flew out of bed and ran to the bathroom.
My mother ran behind me. “Bella, what’s wrong?”
“I can’t explain right now, Mom.”
The pregnancy test box was still sitting on the counter. It contained two tests. I looked inside. Yes! I thought. The second test was still there.
“Mom, please tell Rob to come here,” I yelled through the door.
I was kneeling on the bathroom floor holding the test when Rob knocked.
“Come in,” I said through my tears.
He immediately dropped to his knees next to me. “Honey, what is it?”
“It’s OK. I’m crying out of relief; I’m still pregnant.” I fell against his chest, and he wrapped me in his arms.
“Bella, why wouldn’t you be?”
I told him what happened in Carlisle’s office.
“They were going to give you an abortion against your will?” He asked incredulously.
I nodded. “Rosalie must have stopped them.”
“Bella, I don’t even know what to say. What you’re going through is so awful. I’d give anything to make it stop. I’m afraid to think or feel or do anything because it might make you shift.”
“Please don’t let our lives be ruled by fear,” I said. “Somehow, we will make this stop. We have one piece of the puzzle already. We know you and Edward are connected. Jasper is an expert on emotions, and Stephen is an expert on quantum mechanics. They also have vampire speed, intelligence and no need for sleep in their favor. We’ve got to have faith that they’ll find the solution.”
“Come on,” he said as he pulled me to my feet. If we’re going to try to live in the moment, there are better places to do it than sitting on this bathroom floor.”
He pulled me into his arms and leaned down to kiss me. “I love you so much.”
“I love you too,” I whispered into our kiss.
“Mommy! What are you and Daddy doing in there?” Kate yelled through the door.
I opened the door and picked her up. “We were just talking.”
“Mommy, that’s a silly place to talk!” She laughed.
“Well sometimes it’s the only quiet place we can find,” I said, laughing along with her.
“I want to go swimming in the ocean, and Grandpa said I had to ask you and Daddy.”
“That’s a great idea! I’ll race you to the pool house!” I told her.
Kate took off squealing with laughter. Rob and I raced after her. We kept extra swimsuits at the pool house for spontaneous outings such as this.
I grabbed Kate’s and my suits and brought her into one room while Rob went to change in another.
“Mommy, why is Daddy going in another room?”
“Daddy likes privacy while he’s changing,” I said, hoping I wasn’t going to have to get into the birds and the bees this early in her life.
“But why? He changes in your room when you are there.”
“We both have those big closets, though. He usually goes in his closet to change, and I go in mine.”
“Why?” She asked.
“Well, it’s easier. Our clothes are right there.”
“But sometimes he sleeps with you without clothes on,” she pressed.
This child is far too precocious, I thought. Ever since Kate started sleeping in a bed, Rob and I made an effort to wear clothes to bed. But one night recently, we had fallen asleep after making love, and Kate wandered into our room and climbed into bed with us. We didn’t even realize she was there until the morning, at which point, she realized we weren’t wearing anything. I quickly told her our room was really hot when we got ready for bed, which actually wasn’t a lie, I thought, since things did get pretty hot. She seemed to accept that, and I thought she had forgotten about it.
“Well, yes, sometimes, we do sleep like that, but we’re under the covers,” I said, hoping she would buy this answer.
Rob knocked on the door. “What’s taking you two so long?” He called.
Kate threw open the door and jumped into his arms. “Let’s go, Daddy!”
We all played in the waves for a while, and then Kate decided to build a sand castle. When I tried to help, she said she was going to do it ‘all by herself.’
Rob and I sat down and watched her diligently start to dig a moat.
“We are in trouble,” I said, watching her.
“Why?” Rob asked.
“She is exactly like I was. She wants to know why everything is the way it is.” I told him about our conversation in the pool house. “We’ll have to be more careful about our sleeping attire.”
He nodded and smiled.
“And she already follows my father around like a puppy. It will be interesting to see what she does with the combination of your musical genes and the Jordan genes,” I said.
“She is like you. She’s gifted, beautiful, inquisitive and persistent,” he said.
“Persistent or stubborn?” I asked.
“They are two sides of the same coin,” he replied with a smile.
I lay back on the blanket, and Rob put his hand on my stomach. “How are you feeling?”
“I feel OK. I don’t feel pregnant, yet.”
Kate looked up and saw Rob’s hand on my stomach and came running over to us. “Mommy, do you have a baby in there?”
I smiled at her. “Yes, sweetie, I do. You’re going to have a new brother or sister.”
“I want a sister,” she said. “And I want her tomorrow.”
I laughed. “It doesn’t work that way, Kate. We don’t get to decide if it’s a boy or a girl. God already decided that when He gave us the gift of this baby. And it takes babies about nine or ten months before they are ready to be born. They have to grow a lot inside their mothers before they can live on their own outside.”
“But how did the baby get in there,” she asked.
So much for putting off the birds and the bees discussion, I thought.
I looked at Rob.
“Please, go right ahead,” he said smiling. “You are doing an excellent job.”
“Thanks,” I replied sarcastically.
“Kate, all women and all girls have tiny eggs inside them that have the potential to start growing into a baby.”
“I have eggs?” She asked.
“Yes,” I told her. You are still too little for a baby to grow inside you. But when you are a lot older…”
“And married,” Rob chimed in.
I smiled at him, “Yes, it’s definitely helpful to have a Daddy around to help take care of the baby. So when you are older, one of those eggs could become a baby.”
“But how?” She insisted on knowing.
“What were you saying about persistence earlier?” I asked Rob. He just laughed and offered no help at all.
I pulled Kate onto my lap. “You know what I think happened?” I said.
She looked at me with her beautiful inquisitive eyes.
“I think an angel was waiting in heaven to be born, and the angel looked down on our family and said, ‘That looks like exactly the kind of family that could give me a lot of love, and I could definitely love them.’ And that angel decided to join us.”
“And an egg started to grow?” she asked.
“I think so,” I replied.
“Wow,” she said. She jumped up. “I’m going to go tell Grandpa we’re having an angel!” She tore back up the path to the house.
Rob fell back on the sand laughing. “That was brilliant. I wish I had that on video so we could play it back on her eighteenth birthday! You were great. He sat up and looked at my serious face.
I was holding my hands on my stomach.
“Honey, what is it?” He asked.
I looked at him with tears in my eyes. “I hope it’s an angel, and not a demon,” I said.
It had been two weeks since Rosalie became Bella’s bodyguard. She even followed her to Charlie’s house and stayed in her room at night to make sure I didn’t sneak in and ‘murder the baby.’
Bella was ecstatic that she was pregnant. We both thought it was impossible for me to have children, so we never saw it as an option for us. She had resigned herself to a childless life in order to be with me. I didn’t have the courage to tell her that the baby might not be mine. We hadn’t told her anything about Bella Jordan’s pregnancy.
She still didn’t appear to have any abnormal symptoms. It was possible the baby she was carrying was human. But that meant it wasn’t mine.
I tried to be happy about this for Bella’s sake. If the baby were mine, we couldn’t risk allowing her to carry it to term, and she would never forgive me if I allowed Carlisle to terminate her pregnancy.
I tried to convince myself that it didn’t matter if the baby were my biological child or not. Carlisle and Esme were not my biological parents, yet they were the best parental figures anyone could ever hope to have. I knew they loved my brothers, my sisters and me unconditionally. I tried to tell myself that I would love this child the way that they loved us. But none of the rational, positive self-talk was working.
I imagined this actor, who had supposedly given me life, as a puppeteer reaching across the universe to pull my marionette strings and toy with my existence. The part of me that was desperately clinging to what was left of my sanity knew this was irrational. However, the vampire wanted to believe every evil idea it could conjure about this man. I did not know how I could bring myself to love his child.
Stephen, Carlisle, Jasper and I had been working on finding a way to prevent Bella Jordan from shifting into our world. We knew that the emotional connection between Bella Jordan’s husband and me was somehow the cause of the shift, so we focused on learning as much as we could about the energy emitted by emotions.
I walked into Carlisle’s office to find Jasper covered in electrodes. Emmett was stretched out on the sofa grinning from ear to ear.
“Here’s your other lab rat, Doc,” Emmett said to Stephen.
“Oh good,” Stephen said. “Edward, take a seat.”
I sat down across from Jasper, and he started to place electrodes on me.
“May I ask what we’re doing?”
“Of course,” Stephen replied. “I’m connecting you to a SQUID.”
“What’s a SQUID?” Emmett asked.
“It stands for Superconducting Quantum Interference Device. It is a highly sensitive device for measuring the electrostatic energy emitted by the body. I’ve studied the current research on how one person’s emotional state can affect the brain waves in another person’s body.
Jasper, I believe that what your gift does is affect the coherence in another person’s electromagnetic field.”
“Doc, could you translate that into English?” Emmett asked.
Stephen looked at Emmett. “Everyone emits electromagnetic energy. Research has shown that different emotions emit different types of energy waves. A coherent wave would look similar to the waves in the ocean on a fairly calm day. The waves, when graphed, are all the same size and the same distance apart.
Researchers have found that emotions such as love and gratitude produce coherent waves. Emotions that we consider to be negative such as anger and fear emit non-coherent waves. When graphed, those waves look like the ocean during a storm. The size and distance between the waves varies.”
“So the wave created by Jasper’s emotions affects the waves other people emit?” Emmett asked.
“Yes, I think that’s what is happening. There is actually a field of science called psychophysiology. It’s the study of the electromagnetic effects of emotions on the body and how they influence others. Everyone can do what Jasper does to some extent because our nervous systems act as antennae that both emit and receive electromagnetic signals. Jasper has a heightened ability to project and receive electromagnetic waves created by emotions.
After I finish testing Jasper’s ability to affect Edward’s emotions, I’m going to test Alice.”
“Why?” Jasper asked.
“Quantum physics has repeatedly demonstrated that the subatomic world is a domain in which there is virtually instantaneous communication of information between particles separated by vast regions of space and time; particles have been shown to act as if they have knowledge of events before these events actually happen.
Studies have shown that everyone receives emotional precognition of events immediately before they happen. This is why it is a good idea to listen to ‘one’s gut,’ or instincts. However, people who are highly intuitive appear to have a more fully developed frontal lobe. I want to test the energy Alice emits from that portion of her brain since her visions cross space and time, and our solution to this reality shifting problem must cross space and time.”
“Whoa, Doc, you sound like Data on Star Trek,” Emmett laughed.
“Why thank you, Emmett. That is a huge compliment coming from you,” Stephen laughed.
“Stephen, what are you hoping to find that will help us solve the reality shifting problem?” I asked.
“Once I can accurately measure the affect of Jasper’s ability, I want to find a way to block it. My hypothesis is that if we can shield you from Jasper’s ability, we can shield you from the affects that Bella Jordan’s husband is creating that causes her to shift,” he replied.
“Like the aluminum used to shield sensitive devices from the earth’s electromagnetic field?” I asked.
“Yes, that’s exactly my thought. But hopefully we can find something like a piece of quartz that can be embedded in a watch rather than resort to covering you in aluminum foil,” he laughed.
Stephen finished covering my body with electrodes and turned to Jasper. “Alright, let’s begin.”
The next chapter is titled: “Beauty and the Beast.”
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It was the thirtieth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and was based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. The film centers around a Beast who keeps a beautiful young woman named Belle in a castle. The beast must win Belle's love or he will remain a beast forever. It is the only full-length animated feature film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
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