Unfortunately, Edward didn’t change his mind yet. After Alice and I formed some sort of explanation for the Denali clan, we went hunting. Emmett and Rosalie showed up the next time in Rosalie’s BMW.
“He’s just so stubborn. It was like talking to a wall!” Emmett told me. “I couldn’t get through to him. I could’ve been talking to my door knob for all the good it did.”
Rosalie shrugged. “Edward’s never listened to any of us, why should he start now? I just don’t understand why we have to move again, all because of her
.” Alice shot her a look. “Rosalie, if you’ve said anything to upset Edward, I won’t hesitate to hit you. Did you?”
“What would I say to him?” she snarled back. “Like he would listen or care.” She rolled her eyes at all of us and went to her room. “She’s just upset that we had to move again,” Emmett said. I nodded. I understand why, Rosalie hates moving.
We spent the day sitting in Alice’s room in silence, lost in our own thoughts. There was nothing we could say or do. Edward had made up his mind. There was no reason to hope that he would change it, but there was still a day left. Hopefully, Carlisle and Esme would be able to finally talk some sense into him.
I felt Alice tense beside me. When I turned around I saw that she was lost to another one of her visions. I could feel the pain coming from her, it was unbearable. I wasn’t sure whose emotions they were, Alice’s or who ever it was in her vision. As she came out of it, she uttered a small cry of horror and looked at me. “Alice, what did you see?”
Her eyes were filled with such sadness that it hurt to look at her. “Edward,” she murmured. She didn’t elaborate so I asked. Emmett was just as confused as I was. “Alice, what is it?” he asked her.
“I saw him breaking up with Bella, telling her that he’s leaving. He was so mean to her, cruel. The look on her face when she heard his lies, it was full of such pain. He told her that he didn’t want her anymore…and she believed him! She looked like she was dying from the inside. It was so painful to watch!” She broke into tearless sobs and clutched at my chest.
I didn’t know what to do, how to comfort her. This was not something I could help her with. She wasn’t the only one suffering from this. I could feel Emmett jump from anger to grief every time he thought about what Edward would do to Bella and himself.
I was angry. Angry with Edward for being so foolish, for being the downfall of Bella. He was going to leave a mess behind him and no one would be able to clean her up. I was angry with him for hurting himself and all of us, Alice especially. She was suffering because Bella was like a sister to her and now she’d never be able to see her again. I was also miserable because I knew how Bella would suffer. It would be the same for me if I were to ever lose Alice. There would be no one who would be able to replace Edward in any way for her. He has taken her happiness as well as his own. I can’t believe he actually thinks he’s doing the right thing. How could he think that he would be the only one who gets hurt, that she would move on? How could he be so stupid!
I had to get my emotions under control. I sent out a wave of calm through the room to help Alice and Emmett. My powers will come in handy for quite some time.
At that moment Rosalie walked in. She looked around the room and saw me comforting Alice and Emmett with his head in his hands. “What’s happened? What’s wrong?” I didn’t have the strength to tell her. She wouldn’t care how it would affect Bella. She looked at her husband. “Emmett?”
She walked over to him and sat down, grabbing his hand. “Emmett, please tell me,” she whispered quietly. He looked at her with sad eyes. “Alice had a vision. She…she saw Edward telling Bella goodbye. She heard what he is going to say to her and how cold and distant he is to her.” She looked at her hands. “It’s not good Rosalie. She’s going to believe the brutal lies he tells her. The affect it will have on her is horrible…” He trailed off, swallowed by his emotions.
Rosalie nodded her head, but said nothing. I was surprised, knowing how hostile she was towards Bella, I was sure she would say something nasty about it or make a sarcastic remark. She brought Emmett closer to her and comforted him. Suddenly, realization dawned on me. She may not like Bella, but she knew that Emmett saw her as a sister. She wouldn’t want to cause the man she loves anymore pain then he is already in.
I could feel the indifference of her feelings towards the situation with Bella, but she loved Emmett and wouldn’t argue with him in a time like this. Silence enveloped the room, staying there all night. I held Alice and Rosalie held Emmett, never letting go.
I looked at the time and saw that it was eleven o’clock. It was the third day. In less than five hours, Edward would break Bella’s heart and come here.
All hope was lost. He had made his decision and he was going to go through with it. I knew that from the moment Alice told us of her vision. I felt my own sorrow at these thoughts trying to overwhelm me, but I needed to stay strong for Alice.
I wasn’t really sure what I should do with myself. Esme and Carlisle would soon be here with Edward, though what shape he would be in, I wasn’t really sure. In fact, I didn’t even want to imagine it. I wished so much that he would change his mind, but I knew that there was no way he would.