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Starting Over

Pretty much the same format everyone else follows. Continuation of New Moon. Enjoy!! *********Spoiler Warning******************* ***Update*** Now that i actually know what this story is going to be about, i am going to change the summary... Edward finally changes Bella, but instead of ending the problems, it simply brings on more. Bella develops an outstanding gift which brings vampires from all over looking to get her on their side... So, how do you like it??

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19. nineteen

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(Edward's POV)

I suppose I'll have to wait until the end of the meeting. There was no getting past these guards.

Darting to the next patch of shade, I contemplated how long it might take until the end of the meeting, and whether or not I could wait that long. I could not, would not, go on much longer like this. The war raging inside of me demanded relief, ripping out my heart and leaving a gap in my chest that seared like burning fire. If I had to, I would find some other way to kill myself--but i was not going to put up with this pain.

Maybe I should provoke them. During the time Carlisle, Emmett, and I were attempting to mislead James, part of my brain had been contemplating what I would do if Bella was dead. However, at the time, if had been the key word in that sentence...

I had always figured that I would go the Volturi--it was the easiest, if not only way to die as a vampire. But what to do after I got there was not something I had considered...First on my list, of course, was to ask them. After all, if they understood what I was going through, if Aro could see, they might give me a short, painless death. But if they didn't I could always provoke them.

Maybe I could just step out into the sunlight. Someone would see me, and the vampires would have no choice but to kill me. I would pose a threat to their secret.

I stepped out into the sunlight.


(Bella's POV)

Getting in was easier said then done.

Let me rephrase that--getting in was impossible. Every potential entrance was guarded by two sharp-eyed guards and protected by a sealed gate. Even an illusion wouldn't do me any good--like Thomas' rooms, the gates were enshrouded in a magic-proof cloak that disable my illusion every time I came near.

A white flash drew my eyes to a spot farther along the opposite wall. A sparkling white flash.

There stood a tall, lanky vampire, exposing himself to the sun. He glittered like a thousand tiny white crystals, each reflecting a bright light. I immediately panicked, wondering if he even knew that he was sparkling, posing as a beacon for anyone within a ten mile radius. But looking closer, i saw that he was purposefully exposing himself. He was waiting for someone to spot him, to call the guards, to killhim.

And i knew why, too.

His golden eyes made my heart leap, and his bronze-colored hair was all too familiar. He ripped off his shirt, revealing his perfectly sculpted chest, which was now sparkling. I gasped.

It was Edward.

EDWARD ANTHONY MASEN CULLEN!!!! I screamed inside my head, willing him to hear it. He paused momentarily, hearing my voice, but then stopped. He thought it was a hallucination!!

Launching myself into a sprint, i willed my legs to carry me faster, to close the distance between us. My hair spiraled out behind me, and the wind whipped my face, but i didn't care. All i cared about was getting to the sparkling object a hundred yards away.

I caught a quick look of surprise on his face before i slammed into him.

The impact sent us both crashing into the tree behind him, and emitted a rolling, thunderous noise that echoed out around us. The tree gave way under our weight and collapsed, sending us sprawling.

And then it was over.

I looked into Edward's eyes to gauge his reaction. A million different expressions crossed his face--surprise, worry, happiness, incredulity, and disbelief.

"Bella...?" He croaked.