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Starting Over

Summary:
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??


Notes:
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.


22. twenty-two

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Saying goodbye had been hard. I had become rather attached to Edward, and I was reminded of that dreadful day in the forest when Edward had said goodbye for real. And I also felt bad for the human Bella, because in a couple months she would have to go through the same thing--left all alone in the forest. Part of me wanted to tell Edward to stop it--to never leave and to hold Bella close, but I knew better then to tamper with time.

But now, there was the blinding white tunnel again, leading me back into the future. I felt the memories slowly growing weaker the farther away I got from the past, and wondered vaguely whether I would have any memories left by the time i got back.

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There was a sudden jolt and I opened my eyes to find myself still in the white machine. Except Victoria, Alexander, and Dr. Mavis were no longer beside me--instead they were on opposite sides of the room and James was with them.

James.

The word hit me, and for a split second memories collided inside my head. A millisecond of an airport somewhere, a quick flash of the fateful ballet studio that I woul recognize anywhere, a second of Edward sparkling outside Volterra.

The memories vanished just as quickly as they appeared and I shook my head, utterly puzzled. What in the world...? Each image screamed deja vu, but I couldn't place where exactly I had seen them...

Edward. Get to Edward. My brain said, and I looked around. If I wanted to escape, now was my chance. Everyone else in the room still hadn't shaken their dazes, and the focus wasn't on me.

Quickly assembling an invisibility illusion, I slipped out of the time machine. I crept swiftly to the door and out into the corridor. A door stood at the end of the hall, light peeking in underneath it. I sprinted towards it.

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I was almost there--just a few more miles. I had been running for a couple hours now, and the sun was beginning to set. I was starting to recognize the underbrush and the familiar pattern of dappled sunlight through the trees, so I knew i had to be close. Either that, or I was going around in circles.

I hear loud voices coming from somewhere ahead of me.

"Seriously?" A males voice sounded. My dead heart leapt a beat, and i pushed myself faster. THe voices grew louder.

“I saw it in a vision!! She was running, and then I saw you! And you finally smiled after all that time!” A sweet soprano voice resounded through the trees, a smile broke out across my face, and i screamed.

"EDWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Whipping through the last skirts of trees I hurtled myself into the sunlight. There stood, in all his angelic glory, the sun reflecting off his marble skin and lighting up his topaz eyes, my perfect savior.

I flung myself into his arms.

"Bella..." Edward whispered.