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The Difference of Death and Life

Summary:
Originally called Love and Death or Hate and Life What happens when Edward is faced with a decission he has to make? A past love comes back for Edward, but he doesn't share the same feelings with her as he does with Bella. Will he leave her again, for her safety? Or will he stay with her and risk her life?


Notes:


10. Volturi?

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"Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. I have learned that life is like an hourglass. Sooner or later, everything hits rock bottom. All you have to do is be patient and wait for someone to turn everything back around."

Story:

Ryan and I walked in silence for a while after that.

I had forgotten that I was holding hands with him.

It was just so... so natural. Like when I would hold hands with Edward. We were just like two puzzle pieces. Meant to fit; meant to stick together; meant for each other.

Hmm... That's weird.

I haven't even known Ryan that long and I'm already comparing him to Edward.

Figures... I always compared people (humans, but not in this case) to Edward.

Of course, Edward always finished on top.

Wow, I guess old habits do die hard, huh?

"Bella, Bella, Hello?"

"Yes-what?"

"I have been trying to get your attention for a while... You're starting to shake." He said gesturing to my quivering body.

"I'm just a little cold, I guess." I said as I felt the familiar heat go straight to my face.

"Here." He said taking off his jacket and putting it around my shoulders.

"No, you don't have to. Ill be fine-"

"Oh, shut up. You can get sick a lot easier than I can, and you of all humans should know that."

True.

I begrudgingly put my arms through the sleeves.

Out of habit I stuck my nose in the collar and inhaled. His scent was hypnotizing. It wasn't as mouthwatering as Edward's was, but it was still pretty appetizing.

I looked up to see him staring at me.

"What?" I asked.

"You're more beautiful than Edward described. Probably because we have the same taste in woman; if you will."

"Oh... Is that right? What else did Edward say about me?" it seemed to be so much easier to say his name, compared to the first time he left me.

"Well, he said that you always thought of others before yourself, and that drove him CRAZY. And that your blush was one of the most majestic things he has ever seen." And as if on cue, I blushed a light shade of red.

"And it was the truth as I can see. He also said that you were quiet the klutz, but he as yet to prove to me."

"Well, it probably won't be long until you are proven." I said starting to get tired.

"Are you getting tired?"

"Huh?"

"Your voice shifted. Are you starting to get tired?"

"Just a little bit." Lie. I was exhausted.

"Well, then..." he said going at vampire speed and before I knew it I was in cradled in his arms. "This was another thing Edward said was one of his favorites. And I find it rather hard to disagree with him."

"I-I, uh..."

"Are you uncomfortable?" Not at all, I wanted to say.

"No, I'm fine, just a little surprised, that's all."

There was an awkward silence as he shifted quickly through the trees. I decided to break it after a lone while of being uncomfortable.

"Hey, I was wondering where you were planning on taking me."

"Oh, well... I was going to take you to the hotel room, where one of my co-workers and I are staying. And then I was going to take you in the morning to get some stuff from your father's house, and then take you to your new home, in Italy."

"Do I have any say in this?" I asked in a monotone.

"Well, I was hoping you were going to object a little more than that, but no, not really."

"Well, not like I have much of a life here. You say how much Edward talked about me... multiply that by eight(thousand) and then you have how much I miss him, think about him, and regret I ever meet him... So in conclusion, you are doing me a HUGE favor by distracting me."

"Actually, you are the one doing the distracting for me. I was supposed to get you and then go straight to my co-worker then, we were to leave for Italy in the morning, but now that I actually, met you..." he said trailing off.

"Met me..." I said encouraging him to finish.

"I don't ever want you to have to go through what they were planning on doing to you."

I back tracked for a moment, "Wait, did you say Italy?"

"Yes... what are you getting at?"

"You are part of the Volturi?"

"How do you... wait that's a stupid question..."

"Aro, sent you to get me huh? He heard Edward was leaving me again, and was gunna try to change me. Wow Aro..."

"Well, that was part of the plan. The other part was: after you are changed, we are going to send you to meet with the leader of their coven, Carlisle was it? Anyways, after a couple of years, you are to meet with him and Emse for a couple of days, and then come back to Volterra."

"That's it? How is that gunna work?"

"Well, we know them very well. We know that as soon as you get there the Cullens will notify all their children as soon as possible. Which means they well want to ‘rescue' you, and knowing them they will send the strongest; Emmet, the physic; Alice, the most strategic; Jasper, and lastly, the love, and the smartest; Edward."

"Smart, but it won't work. Edward left me for good this time; for another woman this time."

"Yes, but you will be far more beautiful than any Victoria could possibly dream to be. You already are. I really wonder what was going through his head."

"Every one else's thoughts." I mumbled under my breath.

"What does that mean?"

Crap! Stupid super-sonic-vampire hearing, I tough to myself. "Well, Edward could read minds, I'm sure you remember that, and I just said that everyone else's thought were going through his head."

"Oh, yes, I remember that all too well... but I just don't understand him. He would not stop thinking or talking about you the whole entire time he was in Italy, begging us to kill him. But now he just leaves you."

"And you say you're the one who is lost?"

"And that reminds me... weren't you the one who saved him for nearly killing himself and revealing us to the entire world?"

"I guess... if you wanna put it like that."

"Well its true... well I need to put you down, we are nearing the main road."

He set me down on my feet, but wrapped his arm around my waist. I flinched at first, but soon melding my body into his arm.

"Who accompanied you on your ‘visit' here?"

"Uh-"

"Bella!"

"Demetri!" I said faking my enthusiasm.

EPOV

I was taken out of my trance by the oh-so annoying: "Edward?"

UGH, make it stop! Make its stop!

"Yes."

"Hey baby, we need to get off the plan."

I could just throw up blood when she called me baby. It didn't suit me. Unless Bella were to call me it, then I would play it over and over and over in my head, day in and day out.

I took my glance away from the window and stood up to see Victoria standing next to me.

She slowly wrapped her arms around my neck, but I moved my head in the opposite direction of her lips.

"What are you doing?" she asked offended.

That's the same answer I wanted to know. She hot! Why would he reject HER? Stupid eaves droppers. I looked over at the voice and saw some one I really didn't want to see. Mike Newton.

"CULLEN!?!"

"Newton."

"Where is Bella?"

"Forks."

"Why isn't she with you? Aren't you two engaged?"

"No-" I started.

"No, we" Victoria inserted, and pointed to me and her, "are getting married. Little Bella just wasn't enough for My Edward. Isn't that right, Edward."

"Yes, that's right." I added sorrowfully. Victoria glared at me. I wanted to stick my tongue out at her, but only Bella would be able to get away with doing something so childish at a time like this.

Bella was still more beautiful. Mike said in his head.

"And I can't agree more." I said to Mike.

"What?!"

I winked at him and said, "She always was. Good-bye Mike."

Then we departed the plane, and got our luggage, and picked up our car.

"To the church!" said Victoria excitedly.

"No, to the hotel."

"Church..." she challenged.

"Hotel..." I fought back.

"CHURCH..." Ugh, why wont she give up?

"HOTEL..." I said raising my voice.

"CHURCH..." she screamed.

"VICTORIA, go to the hotel or I swear to god..."

"What will you do?"

"Not marry you."

"You wouldn't do that. You love me and you know it."

"Yeah, I love you, but not enough yet."

Lie.

I hate her with my whole existence.