Wow. What an intense chapter! So powerful and terrifying (and wonderful) at the same time!
*glad she’d decided to be ‘concise’ this time*
I’m so glad *for Demitri* that Edward was there; that Edward stepped in – just in time.
<< A part of you dies when you are violated like that, and you can never get it back. I didn’t want him to become empty . . . like me.” >>
He was honest with them. He didn’t need to expose his soul like that, but he did! I suppose that part of him wants to stop keeping it in; the inward festering.
<< Emmett… “I’m here if you want to talk. And this is about as private of a conversation as you will ever get here.” >>
I love this guy!
<< I didn’t answer. I just hid my face and cried for my lost childhood. >>
<< “I, for one, am glad you were born, Edward. And I’m betting Isabella Swan feels the same way.” >>
I think that that’s the nicest thing anyone can ever say to another person. (I try to say that to people I love on their birthdays :)
<< Emmett: I was adopted and for the first time I knew what it was like to be loved?to be part of a family.” >>
I’m so glad for Emmett got to experience the love and safety of belonging to a family. Maybe that’s (part of) why he’s able to love/care for kids like Edward!
(It’s particularly special when you’re “chosen” as a 13 year old – they chose YOU, not just some baby who ended up being YOU! ;)
I now also have a soft spot for Carlisle (and Esme). :)
<< “I figure I’ve already broken all the inmate/officer rules anyway …I’m Emmett . . . Emmett Cullen.” >>
Aw, I love that he cares… is making a connection.
<< Emmett… I’m pretty sure that Bella loves you too.”
For the first time in a long while, I smiled. >>
<< …I couldn’t bear the thought of telling Bella. Would she even want to touch me after what those boys did to me? I was damaged goods. >>
It’s terrifying to tell some one your deepest, darkest secrets – to make yourself so incredibly vulnerable to them! But I’m guessing he can put his faith/trust in his Bella.
<< my problems caused Emmett to miss lunch >>
Emmett – such a caring guy!
<< I’m hoping I can sweet talk the ladies in the cafeteria to feed us something before supper.” >>
Aw, how nice of him to keep Edward under his wing for a while longer.
<< James... He thinks Jasper is the one who ratted on him, so hopefully he won’t come after you when he gets out.” Luckily Jasper would be home free long before James would return to the general population. >>
Whew! *with just a hint of suspicion/wariness* I was worried about where you were taking this! I don’t see James taking to him too kindly when he gets out in a month, though… Hopefully he’ll have a little respect for Edward for fighting him… that the worst he will do is threaten / try beat him up again. (Look out for Edward, Emmett!!) ...*but Emmett can't be everywhere at once!* :s
<< He did warn me if I tried to pull a stunt like that again, I could lose my visitation privileges with Bella. That was all I needed to know. Next time I would get an officer. >>
Thank goodness! Close call! It sounds like Emmett pulled a few strings!
(Hopefully there isn’t a next time… he didn’t exactly have time to call an officer!)
<< Demetri… seemed to be doing pretty well, considering. I breathed a sigh of relief at the news. >>
I love how Edward cares about others too :)
<< Explaining that he had broken the rules by telling me his first name, Emmett insisted that I continue to call him Officer Cullen. He also was adamant that I consider speaking to the prison psychologist. He explained that he saw a psychologist as a teenager and it really helped him with his abandonment issues. … “Dr. Jen >>
Counselling a group of incarcerated teenage boys? – they’re all going to fall in love with her! :o
<< as unsure if I really wanted to dig deeper into the memories I’d fought so hard to repress >>
I feel you, Edward! But I think you're gonna have to, in the hands of this Amy and her mind-shrinking beta! *ruffles his hair in an effort to comfort him*
<< Edward, … don’t you fucking tell anybody, Jasper. Do you hear me? Not your sister, not Alice, and definitely not Bella.” >>
<< Your secret is safe with me. And, just so you know, I think it really sucks that you went through that.” >>
Jasper’s a good friend. :)
<< I needed Bella. I longed to touch her; to hold her. …I just wanted to talk to her, about anything or nothing at all. I felt that if I could just hear her voice, it would somehow make everything better. >>
Aw, hence the phone call!
I’m glad he’s got this little shining light in his life; something to hold onto; something to look forward to when he gets out!
<< I eventually choked out that I would never be okay, and then continued to cry into her ear. She whispered words of encouragement to me, promising that she couldn’t wait to see me on Saturday. I barely spoke ten words during the entire exchange, but I did manage to thank her for everything before I hung up. >>
So THAT’S how the phone call went down! I’m glad she didn’t hound him with questions; knew that she should just be there for him. :(
<< Bella… Her eyes looked puffy. Had she been crying too? >>
She loves you Edward! When you’re in pain, she’s in pain!
<< Officer Cullen… “Edward, this is a situation that will likely never be repeated. I’ll be standing right out here. You have one hour. I expect you to behave like a gentleman.” >>
<< He shut the door and for the first time ever, I was alone with Bella Swan. >>
Aw, what a lovely ending! (beginning!)
<< I promise he will not be sexually assualted ever again. >>
Whew! Thank freaking goodness!
(That was “the worst” I’d thought of… and your chapter title didn’t help! *dirty look* ;)
(Okay, even more concise next time ;)