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Dream's Shadow

Summary:
This is my take on the over- and usually poorly- done plot. Edward leaves Bella again. She is changed and they meet again in the future. There will be a big twist! Requested by Iris. Banner by Iris!


Notes:
Try it! I know stories like this usually stink, but I thought I'd give it a try. I own nothing. Stephenie Meyer owns all.


10. Chapter 10

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“A strange amalgamation, master, of my own and her love’s… she can see thoughts… and control them.”

I stifle the pain. Is there nothing which cannot hurt me? The mere thought of my own strongest ability is so like him I can barely comprehend it… I know I can never use it.

“Fascinating! I’ve never seen anything like it! Dear, dear Bella… will you not remain here a while? Your power could be so useful.”

“I’m sorry.” The denial hangs in the air. Aro flexes his hand at Felix…

Suddenly it dawns on me. They mean to attack. They will not let me go… no, they will! They must!

“Go back, Felix,” Aro orders. Yes, that’s right. She has every right to leave.

I run before my power is overcome by Alec. The walls of Volterra fade quickly. Now, I must find my once-family. I haven’t the faintest idea where to start. I may have to wander. The world is a large and empty place, and I don’t know where in it they are.

I have no way to contact any of them. I don’t know where they might have gone, but I do have a thought. Eventually, they’ll have to move somewhere. If I stay in one location long enough, they’ll find me.

I run down the streets of Italy as I make my plan. Carlisle is from England. He needs to work in a city. How hard can it be to swim there, convince someone to hack into a computer system for me, and track the name Cullen? It’s a good plan. I can wait forever.

That is one thing that is no disappointment about the transformation. I have an eternity to spend awaiting him. Someday he may return. I have to believe that. Someday I will have something to live for. It would have been so much simpler just to have killed myself, I think glumly, and then sigh. Would I give up my last chance for him?

No, I will suffer everything If there is a shadow of a hope, the fleeting remembrance of my gilded dream, eternity’s pain is worth it.

I do not collapse in agony. Instead, I put it from my mind, turn, and make a plan. I add a new dimension. I need to find Alice first. She can tell me if I have any chance, and she will help me decide what to do.

If she hasn’t turned her love to loathing also. My own sister left me twice! Without a word…

I know Edward tricked them, but shouldn’t she have seen it? How could she?

I sigh. The whole not-thinking thing is really not working.

I sprint for the coast. The journey takes almost an hour, but I don’t mind. It is pleasant to feel the world fly past me, weightless. It isn’t true happiness, of course. That only exists with him. But it’s the most pleasure I can find in an empty life.

And i run on, faster, drowning out pain in the whistling wind.