Continuation of Eclipse Bella's wedding day finally arrives, but her streak as a danger magnet isn't over quite yet. No, you are not delusional. I have actually updated. *cheers*
3. Pale Blue
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Open skies over me
I am waiting patiently
I wait for a sign
As conspiracies unwind
Will you slam shut
Or free your mind
Or stay hypnotised
When the Zetas fill the skies
Will our leaders tell us why
Fully loaded satellites
Will conquer nothing but our minds
And I've waited patiently
And I wait for the sign
Carried through the centuries
Secrets locked up
And loaded on my back
Well it weights me down
Everything was white or blue. Pale, pale blue- it looked like a winter palace. Of course everything was beautiful, just as Alice promised.
“I swear on my life that your wedding will be perfect!” she exclaimed in the early days of the planning. I raised an eyebrow at her outburst, to which she just waved her hand to dismiss the matter before searching through a lavishly decorated wedding catalog.
And everything was perfect. The walls weren’t cracked. The aisle was carefully swept. The ribbons, drapes, flowers, ornaments flowed together and looked as if they were made to be together- and considering that Alice planned the wedding, they most likely were. Just as if Edward and I were made to be with each other.
But that wasn’t entirely correct. True, we were perfect together- we loved each other more then I thought possible. But Edward should have died in the influenza. Edward shouldn’t have been sitting next to me in Biology that fateful day. We were never meant to fall in love. But we did, and that day I figured out that I met the love of my life was the happiest ever. But, just seeing how the chapel was decorated made my stomach flip uncomfortably. It wasn’t how I imagined my wedding, but I was doing this for Edward. We could always have another wedding- a simpler wedding when I was a vampire and had all my instincts and new body under control.
The seconds, minutes and the last few hours flew by at a pace all to fast. Slipping on my dress, the finishing touch ups, my mother coming in to say a few last words of encouragement…I didn’t have time for it all to soak in.
All too soon I was walking towards the open doorway, my dress, which I didn’t actually look at fluttered around me. I was pretty sure Alice didn’t go through with her threat of adding pounds of lace to my dress, but at that point I didn’t care. I didn’t seem to be myself. It was as if I was gazing at a stranger heading towards the catalyst that would change her life. And I was scared stiff, even though I shouldn’t have been. I wasn’t scared of becoming a vampire. I wasn’t scared that I was leaving behind my friends and family- I was ready for that, as horrible as it might sound. I was afraid that there was something that I didn’t yet know. Something that was going to happen and I would yet again be caught up in the middle of it. Suddenly I wasn’t ready. I could not let my family face what ever threat was coming by themselves. I had to be there to protect them. I had to be able to be with them.
“Bella!” I heard a screech behind me. I whipped around to see Alice running towards me. I looked at her sadly and grabbed her hands. She must have seen my decision.
“Alice! Something is going to happen! I know it! I just can’t-” I began before Alice interrupted me.
“Bella, I have no idea what you’re going on about but you have to listen to me!” she said with her voice laced with frustration and tension. I stared at her, my heart starting to beat erratically. Maybe it was the gut feeling that was overwhelming me. Maybe this would ease my worries. “You can’t become a married woman quite yet, Bella,” she rushed. “I just saw something, something disturbing. This will be the worst possible time for you to be a new born vampire!” she said so quickly I almost didn’t catch her words. She then said something else very quickly which I couldn’t understand.
“Slowly, Alice. Human, remember?” I said, my voice cracking. She took a few deep breaths before continuing.
“I saw a new group of vampires, Bella,” she whispered. Her eyes were closed and her voice was breaking. “They’re not like us, Bella. Not at all…” she trailed off before Edward appeared from behind the corner. His eyes were wide in shock and anger was sketched across his face.
“The day I’m getting married something else has to try to kill my fiancée,” he muttered under his breath. “We have to call off the wedding,” Edward sighed. Alice nodded and refused to look at my face.
“Why?” I asked, the facts not adding up. “Why can’t I just get married now and be turned into a vampire later?”
Edward and Alice exchanged a glance between them.
“We can’t let them know we are attached to you in that way, Bella,” Alice explained. I still looked at her questionably.
“One of them is a tracker, Bella. A tracker. Don’t you remember the last time we ran into one of them?” Alice answered, a little too harshly. My finger absent mindedly grazed over the cold scar on my hand. I remembered all too well what happened.
“You said they weren’t like you,” I mumbled, barley aware that I was talking. There was a tracker heading towards Forks. In the range of my family, my friends, the Cullens, the werewolves… “You said it was disturbing.” My voice was shaking and I had no chance at controlling it. Disaster was coming my way.…again. Was this the life I was meant to lead? Meeting enemies at every twist and turn?
My wedding day was ruined. I was not going to be a vampire in the next few days. My life was crashing down on me for defiantly not the first time. But maybe this time I will be able to tie up some loose ends. Maybe this time I won't have to sit on the sidelines and wait for everyone else to take care of it. Maybe this time, I will be able to save the day.