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Don't Tell a Soul

As he awaits the Volturi's decision with regards to his assisted suicide request, Edward writes to his family to say goodbye. What do they think, when they finally receive the letters, days later? Just added: Edward's letter to Bella when he believed her to be dead.


6. Alice

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Alice didn’t tell a soul about the letter, and she also refused to see visions of anyone else’s letters. Of course, she couldn’t help getting glimpses. She knew, for example, that Rosalie had destroyed hers, but Carlisle, Emmett, Jasper and Esme were all hoarding theirs in their respective hiding places. She thought she was better off following Rose’s example, all things told, so her letter was long gone. She’d read it and burned it out in the woods the night it had arrived, several days after they’d returned from Italy.

Dear Alice,

I’m so sorry you had to see it. For your sake, more than anyone’s, I almost changed my mind. For what it’s worth, I tried to come up with the least horrific way to manage this, knowing you wouldn’t be able to block the vision.

I know you’re on your way, and I want you to know I made sure you would be safe. I have Aro’s solemn vow that the family won’t be hurt for trying to stop me, but I wish you wouldn’t try. I don’t suppose this will make it to you in time to convince you to stay home, however. But I would advise you, once I am gone, to stay away from Aro. His interest in the family is more than just polite. He is always seeking to add to the power of the Volturi, and I am sure your talents would impress him. Don’t dally in Volterra.

You and I have been two of a kind for so long. I think I will miss you most of all. Perhaps where I’m going, there will be no mind reading or visions. Perhaps, in Carlisle’s heaven, Bella and I can finally be equals in everything. I would do anything for the chance to see her again, Alice. I AM doing anything.

For what it’s worth, you were right all along. I was nothing without her, and now I know she felt the same. I’m sorry that my ignorance cost you your best friend as well as a brother. I hope you can forgive me for putting you through this. I hope you can understand.

Your loving brother,