midnight sun

8

Bella was GOOD. All the other things added up to that whole — kind and self-effacing and loving and brave — she was good through and through.

2

The happiness I felt when she sat beside me this way had no precedent. As much as I enjoyed the love and companionship of my family, despite the various entertainments and distractions the world had to offer, I had never been happy like this. Even knowing that it was wrong, that this couldn’t possibly end well, could not keep the smile from my face for long.