Friday, April 29, 2011

CBWR? Chapter 63

Author’s notes:
Ready for some action?  Well…sort of.  LOL
Within about two minutes, I saw a car behind me.

Chapter 63:
For the longest time, we just looked at each other.  I contemplated the phrase making love, and wondered if I was even capable of doing such a thing.  I knew fucking, but I hadn’t watched enough chick flicks to understand how they were different.  Bella would know, though, but I didn’t want to ask her.  I wanted to…prove I could do it.  For her.
So what made it different?
It should be slow, I figured.  And it should be someplace nice, and someplace where she was safe, and I didn’t have to worry about someone showing up in the middle of the night.
Lee.
Shit.
“Bella, we have to get out of here,” I said.
“Why?”
“That guy who was here – he was probably just a customer, but having anyone know where you are isn’t safe.  We need to get out of here.”
“Now?”
“Now.”
I leaned in and brushed my lips over hers once again.
“I will give you the wedding night you want,” I promised her.  “I’ll make it good – I swear I will.  Just not now and not here.”
Bella’s eyes studied mine for a minute before she nodded.  I dragged us both out of the bed and started throwing shit into the suitcases we had brought.  I watched Bella carefully tuck the little castle snow globe in a nest she made out of one of her shirts.  She also packed what looked like a white shirt box into her bag.  I remembered it from the hotel in Paris, but hadn’t thought to ask about it.
“What’s in there?”
Bella smiled and bit down on her lip.
“You’ll see,” she responded cryptically.
I narrowed my eyes at her, but didn’t really have the time to get into it.  Maybe I’d ask again once we were in the car.  I threw the rest of my stuff in my bag, holstered my gun under my jacket and started putting things in the car.  Bella followed me out with her bag, and we headed down the driveway in the dark.  Once I got to the main road, I looked around and didn’t see any more cars, which made sense at four in the morning.  I pulled out and headed towards the train station. 
Within about two minutes, I saw a car behind me.
I’d been going at a pretty decent clip, and they would have had to be going faster to have caught up with me, but once they were in my sights, they stayed about the same distance behind me.  Not good.  I grabbed the phone and called Rosalie.
“I just got out of the shower and I’m going to bed,” she quipped over the phone.
“I’m getting Bella out of here,” I told her.  “We had a visitor, and now I’ve got a trailer.”
I told her about Lee Stephens, and she agreed she had never heard the name before.  She yelled to Emmett to contact Harry Clearwater and see if he really knew him or not.
“I need the train schedules for Dilsberg,” I told Rose.  “Whatever one will get us out of Germany the fastest.”
I looked back behind me.  The headlights were still in plain view – no closer, no farther away.
“Make that two trains heading to two different countries.”
Rose gave me the info, which I repeated to Bella and she wrote down.
“I’ll get the tickets ordered for you,” Rose told me.  “Once we hear back from Harry or Seth I’ll call you back.”
She hung up, and I increased my speed.  The headlights went out of view, but only for a minute before they were back again.
“What do we do?” Bella asked, sounding a little panicked.  I reached over and grabbed her hand.  Her fingers wrapped around mine.
“We get on one train, hope whoever is behind us gets on it, too, then we get off and get on the second one instead.  We’ll have to move fast.”
I saw her nod in my peripheral vision.  I sped up again, and we were rally flying now, but the car remained the same distance away from us.  I slowed down, and they didn’t get any closer.  We rode in silence the short distance to the Dilsberg train station, and I parked the car right up by the front door, where we abandoned it.  The other car passed us up, turning slowly into the parking lot.
“Come on,” I said as I took Bella’s hand and dragged her through the station.  I bought both sets of tickets, using some of my more colorful German words when the guy in the booth asked why I was getting tickets to two countries on trains that were leaving five minutes apart.  He backed down, gave me the tickets, and we headed towards the platforms next to the lines of trains.
I scouted out the train that left second and would head to Switzerland, finding it already waiting four platforms away from the first train, which would take passengers to Lichtenstein.  We had about twenty minutes until the first one was scheduled to take off, so I walked Bella slowly up and down random platforms – watching for anyone who might have been following us.
He wasn’t hard to find.  There weren’t a huge number of passengers looking for transportation at this time of night, and he stood out just because he wasn’t looking around at train schedules or even carrying a bag.  Amateur.
It wasn’t Stephens, because he was way too short and lanky.  I considered finding a place to just off him before we left, but there really wasn’t time.  I doubted he was going to actually follow me into a men’s room anyway.  I led Bella to the train heading for Lichtenstein, and we boarded at the very front of the train, which was the farthest from the station, and then began walking slowly down the cars until we reached the back.  The guy was still behind us, leaning over the edge and smoking a cigarette, but watching us closely. 
Damn, I wanted a cigarette.
We stopped at the second to last car, standing just outside the little siding door to the area when you could sit and relax.  Yeah, we were doing a lot of relaxing right now.  Bella hadn’t said anything, but she knew I was watching the guy, and she kept twisting her fingers around themselves and biting her lip.  I leaned over and kissed her lightly, whispering that it would be all right, even though I knew it wasn’t the very best of circumstances.
The conductor announced that the train was leaving.
I grabbed Bella’s hand and raced to the edge and the stairs that led off the train and back onto the platform.  I glanced behind me and saw the guy toss his cigarette down and start running towards us.  With Bella’s hand in mine, we jumped from the train just as it started to move, landing on the platform below just as the conductor started yelling at us.  Bella stumbled, and I had to drop the bag I was carrying to keep her from falling.  I looked over my shoulder and saw our trailer arguing with the conductor, who was holding him back as the train began to leave.  He shoved the conductor hard, and I started to run, leaving the bag behind me with all mishit in it, mentally taking note of what was inside and figuring none of it really mattered.
We raced up the platform to the middle of the station, over to the platform of the train for Switzerland, and got to the first car just as the conductor was starting to shut the gate.
It was all going to be good now, right?

Chapter end notes:
See?  He does know what he’s doing…sometimes!
I should be able to get one more update out today.

61 comments:

  1. Damn... there is something about trains in Europe at night and shady guys following you and the last minute running... that was pretty smooth Edward and exciting and sexy... and adrenalin makes you horny... aw ... poor Edward... you better hit the showers when you get to the hotel.... oh right... looks like it's going to be a long trip.

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  2. Thanks for the update!
    Doofusward is not so dumb this time: )
    But I m thinking about the suitcases. What's inside the white shirt box? Lingerie?

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  3. OMG I was so stressed reading this whew! I reallly hope he knows what he's doing. Wow Savage, good chapter.

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  4. Well that was exciting, but Switzerland? Really? What is romantic about the Alps? But now that they are being followed they will probably be getting off before the end destination in order to throw off any followers, right? The whole switching trains move reminded me of old b&w movies agent/mystery movies - very exciting.

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  5. Ohh, some action! Cannot wait to see what happens next.
    Thanks,
    Salix

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  6. I do beg to get that them on a tropical island alone.. but Switzerland will do I guess.I cannot wait for more.And yes , he is getting better than knowing what he is doing. I cannot wait for more :D

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  7. !!!!!!! Yikes that was close! Edward sure knows whats he doing when it comes to the shady stuff! LOL Hope the next chapter finds them safe and sound. Hope Rosalie and Emmett get down to the bottom of this Lee douche bag bullshit.

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  8. Thanks for the update...both that and the action that took place made my afternoon! I say Doofusward deserves a scooby snack for his smarts.

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  9. Lots of tension here! Will the tail guy know what train they got on and call an accomplice to meet them at the end of the line? Was Bella's special box in the bag Edward had to leave? Does it hold any incriminating evidence or important legal documents? Will Edward ever have any FUN??? Enquiring minds want to know!

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  10. oh, no ! I just suudenly had that "Alice's moment" and got a horrible feeling he will save her but he will get killed .... oh, no .... tell me that is NOT that kind of a story .... such a painful vision :(
    thank you, Dear Author

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  11. did she loose her snow globe? sadddd

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  12. That was a little too much action, but at least they got away. For now. UGH!

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  13. Wow! that was scary and great all at the same time. Hope they get out of Switzerland just as fast as they get there, because the guy on their tail knows where they are headed so they need to get out and to book two destinations again I think. I am thinking that the item in the white box may be a gift for Eddie? Hope so.

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  14. What a story! It just keeps getting better!

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  15. I wonder who is that guy.
    Excellent chapter, anxiously waiting for more.
    Thanks for the update.

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  16. Yay! They ran from whoever was after them! At least I hope they did. I hope Rose and Emmett can figure out that Lee guy. I wonder if all that would mean Bella's chip was followed or if she'd have to stay with Edward longer.

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  17. "I watched Bella carefully tuck the little castle snow globe" - hope she will give it soon to her mom.
    I like reading the scenes, where Edward acts as a gangster - composed and efficient :). Looking forward to the update!

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  18. This story is totally killing me!! I feel badly that I've fallen way behind in my reviews but I'm still enjoying the ride of Dufusward and Bella. Anxiously waiting her return which I don't think will be happening in the 10 days anymore?!

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  19. I love everything you write I just wish this story had less action and more romance...

    but then again that's just me. I always enjoy romantic movies and I avoid action movies lol

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  20. Love it! It's not somehow jacob black is it? I really don't like him. I think Fanfics have made me become more then annoyed with him

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  21. first I love your twitter birdie icon! i will gladly join you on the dark side. I hate bright lights, really I do my house is like a cave and the sun hurts.
    Second, i really did get out of my car in the garage and came back in to read this chapter when I saw the update on Twitter.
    last but definitely not least, E is winning in my book in this chapter. His words of promise to give her a proper wedding night and putting her safety first above all else. I know he has been doing it but this chapter just was a turning point for me. I can't tell you the exact reason Oh and Bella was great last chapter and this chapter. Making him see himself better and what he deserves

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  22. Phew! Close one! I'm a little worried about what was in the dropped bag—hopefully nothing that will come back to haunt them. But otherwise, smooth, Doofus! He's really in his element with this stuff.

    And guys, Switzerland can totally be romantic—tropical islands or Paris cityscapes don't have a monopoly on that. The beauty of the Alps...a secluded little chalet...Bella alone at last with her Doofus...yum!

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  23. Loved the chapter, I wish they could have stayed there. I wonder what Bella has in that shirt box - maybe something sexy for her honeymoon?

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  24. Damn it, with each chapter I love Edward more. Please don't have a horrible ending for him. I know you don't make any promises but if ever there was a candidate for "Best Redemption" it would have to be Doofusward. Talk about starting from ground zero. I can't wait to see what Bella has up her sleeve. I suspect the wheels are turning in her head just as much as his. I'm thinking the girl is going to be mighty bored back in Forks without E. Is she really going to be able to give up the globe trotting & excitement? I'm not so sure.

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  25. so, the lingerie and the snowglobe for renee is lost. oh well. what now? i'm dying here to know who is tailing them and why????? is it cia or fbi?

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  26. Edward said he lost his bag, what about Bella's? I think you said they first checked the second train, so maybe her stuff is in the right train with them? Hopefully.

    Edward does know, from time to time, what to do. He knew tonight, which was really, really good. Hopefully they lost the trail.

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  27. Nooooo, Austenbrontemeyer said :)

    Nice! International intrigue, the Swiss Alps-yum. Central to Italy, France, Austria and Germany, Edward probably has accounts there as well. Antiquity dating back an amazing 5000 years BEFORE Christ, the crusades and the renaissance with art and architecture centuries old. Mindboggling when you consider that our own country has only been in existence for just over 200 year. Castles, the Alps, green, pristine and pure.

    Who is their tail?! Not very experienced is he? How cool was that train switch! I can see him gripping her hand...

    Just watching Prince William cram that ring on poor Kate’s hand reminded me a bit of Dufous especially when at the altar, he stuck out his chin and stretched his neck up and to the side to ease a too tight collar (and his nerves) at the altar.

    As clueless as any man, but oh so in love.

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  28. Damn it, with each chapter I love Edward more. Please don't have a horrible ending for him. I know you don't make any promises but if ever there was a candidate for "Best Redemption" it would have to be Doofusward. Talk about starting from ground zero. I can't wait to see what Bella has up her sleeve. I suspect the wheels are turning in her head just as much as his. I'm thinking the girl is going to be mighty bored back in Forks without E. Is she really going to be able to give up the globe trotting & excitement? I'm not so sure.

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  29. Phew! Close one! I'm a little worried about what was in the dropped bag—hopefully nothing that will come back to haunt them. But otherwise, smooth, Doofus! He's really in his element with this stuff.

    And guys, Switzerland can totally be romantic—tropical islands or Paris cityscapes don't have a monopoly on that. The beauty of the Alps...a secluded little chalet...Bella alone at last with her Doofus...yum!

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  30. This story is totally killing me!! I feel badly that I've fallen way behind in my reviews but I'm still enjoying the ride of Dufusward and Bella. Anxiously waiting her return which I don't think will be happening in the 10 days anymore?!

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  31. Yay! They ran from whoever was after them! At least I hope they did. I hope Rose and Emmett can figure out that Lee guy. I wonder if all that would mean Bella's chip was followed or if she'd have to stay with Edward longer.

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  32. did she loose her snow globe? sadddd

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  33. Thanks for the update...both that and the action that took place made my afternoon! I say Doofusward deserves a scooby snack for his smarts.

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  34. Thanks for the update!
    Doofusward is not so dumb this time: )
    But I m thinking about the suitcases. What's inside the white shirt box? Lingerie?

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  35. Damn... there is something about trains in Europe at night and shady guys following you and the last minute running... that was pretty smooth Edward and exciting and sexy... and adrenalin makes you horny... aw ... poor Edward... you better hit the showers when you get to the hotel.... oh right... looks like it's going to be a long trip.

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  36. omg they keep having these people show up!! he was really smart tho to do what they did!! and why is it that he never has any clothes!!lol! not that i would mind lol!

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  37. Loved all three chappies! I can't post on chap 64 so had to come back to 63. God I love Doofus. Bella hit the nail with her head. He wanted someone to stay. How sweet. See ya soon!

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  38. i knew something was going to happen especially affeter their visitor... you have turned into the total cockblocker for your own story!!! but i know it will be worth the wait.

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  39. Aw...Doofus does have a brain in that head of his.

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  40. I love it.

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  41. Yep, nope. Doofy's not being so much of a doofus.. at the moment :P.

    Hope they are successful in losing the trailer dude completely.

    And hope they make it to somewhere safe...... So they can pick up where the left off.. if you know what imma sayin'. *wink wink nudge nudge*

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  42. oh shoot! did they make it?

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  43. Ohhh, NO.NO.NO! Please tell me Edward wasn't the one keeping up with any of their documents, ie; marriage license, passports, pretty much anything with their identities on it. That would really suck, so hopefully it was just "his shit". They more than likely left her bag on the right train b/c Edward wouldn't want them to be carrying too much stuff. I'm willing to bet Bella is sprouting horns about now, and I think we can all guess what was in "the little white box". The man with the plan is back in action, and she probably didn't know what hit her. Hmmm, maybe Rose booked them their own compartment if it's going to take a while to get to Switzerland. Could be a bumpy ride. ;)

    For those that have said "there's nothing romantic about Switzerland"; let's rethink that for a minute. First of all, I haven't ever been there so I am using my imagination. Let's see...snow=cold outside/stay inside-check, cold climate=fireplace/possible jacuzzi -check, Edward-check. Well let's see what we have. Hiding (in probably a secluded chalet) in the Swiss Alps (that has a fireplace and probably a jacuzzi because Edward doesn't do half-assed) after just making an adrenaline-fueled escape with your hot-as-fuck husband...anyone still questioning the romance? That's what I thought.

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  44. LOL Glad you pointed out the shit in the suitcase didn't matter... we women worry about such crap even at times like that! LOL

    Still enjoying the ride! Nice action, btw. ;D

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  45. Did he have anything important it the bag? Damn...

    Stephanie

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  46. As much as I wanted the schmexing to start, I glad they got out of dodge. So, was the trailer an amatuer, or is he the frontline patsy to a more experience tail?

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  47. My reviews are mysteriously disappearing from this blog...I hope this one will stay!
    I really loved Edward's mental evaluation of what making love to her would mean; and the action that followed. Let's hope the trailer couldn't catch up with them.
    You're keeping me on the edge of my seat, Savage!
    EnamouredHeart@gmail.com

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  48. good they gave the guy the slip but will they now know they are headed to switzerland? don't know if b will feel the same way about losing her stuff :)

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  49. Edwards EternalMay 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    You go Doofus.....

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  50. Do you mean 'tail'? Trailer just sounds funny. I've always heard them referred to as 'tails'.

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  51.  soooooooooooo, i'm tinkin dat there's sumtin in that bag dat Eddie's gunna regret lil latr on.........But i must say WAY TUH GO Eddie............It was about time u got the hell on up outta there!!!!!!! Close Call..........wat did they, whoevr they are, tink sendin such amateur?!?!? Sheeeeeesh, they underestimate my Eddie. But i guess he doesnt always seem smart so i cud tink y they wud ......hahahahaaaa. 


    But the loss of that bag is seriously buggin me!!!!! i jus kno it in ma gut that dere was sumtin inportant in dat luggage dat he's overseein. Geeeeeeeeeeez Eddie, no mattr wat gud u try 2 do, u jus cant CATCH A BREAK!!!!! YES KARMA IZA FCUKIN BIG WICKED B@#^H

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  52.  Probably several movies!  I was thinking Bourne Identity when I wrote this chapter, I believe.

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  53.  Wonder is he forgot his cigarettes at the house when they fled *snickers*.

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  54. Shit! Lee was no good.... Now, why or who is following them! :(  He's good, she's right. He just has never known any better.. Never known love.. :)

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  55. I think it's Charlie behind these guys x they seem like amateurs xx

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  56. Your such a tease! It was still some good action though

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