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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.


51. Chapter 51

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“Bella! Bella, I’m so sorry. Why did you take revenge this way?” he practically screams. And then he runs away.

This, children, is called an overreaction.

“I’d better go after him, Jake. He’s going to hurt someone if I don’t go talk some sense into him.”

“What’s going on?”

I roll my eyes. “Edward thinks I’m cheating on him. He has self-esteem problems, you know. It’s not really his fault.”

“Why are you making excuses for him? Shouldn’t you be…”

“No, because I know how totally ridiculous this whole thing is.”

“He seems to be taking it pretty seriously.”

“Haven’t you realized? Edward takes everything seriously. So, before this gets any more serious, I’m going. Bye, Jake. I’ll be back.”

He nods, and I run out the door. I can’t afford to think. I have to keep the façade of sarcasm and busy action up before I can lose it, because I have to go catch my idiot fiancé before something really bad happens.

See, even my thoughts are safe. I’m not wondering about, say, if he’ll forgive me, or how high the odds are he’ll leave again…

Oops.

“Alice!” I call. She bobs up by my side in an instant.

“Want to help plan a wedding?”

I groan. “I need help getting the groom first.”

“What’s he done now?”

“He walked in on me sharing a friendly hug with Jake. Obviously he’s assumed I no longer love him and am busy throwing away my innocence. So I’ve got to get him.”

“You weren’t…”

“Alice. He’s imprinted. I’m engaged. We aren’t exactly single, sweetie.”

She grins. I lead her off to find him. We run together as fast as we can. Alice was selected for the task for many reasons. First, she’s my best friend. Second, she’s fastest. Third, she’s the only one who can talk sense into Edward.

The ground disappears speedily. We run faster than I can even comprehend, faster than Edward can- hopefully. I follow his smell, so familiar. I knew it even as a human, so in my new immortal body it is practically a part of myself. The trail is perfectly strong, leading through the woods.

The perfect smell goes on into the dark greenness. I beckon Alice on, but she shakes her head. “No, Bella. You fix this yourself. I’m staying here.”

I groan. “Please?”

“Nope.”

The golden moonlight filters down as I run alone after the only real love I’ve ever known. I can’t stand this. I have to find him. I have to tell him how much I love him. I have to tell him it’s only him I love. I have to get him back.

It’s really kind of funny. That he’s jealous of Jake. The only reason I love Jake is because… because he fixed me when Edward left. And now he’s left because I love Jake.

I laugh at the irony. It is so bitter a sound I don’t believe it myself. It rings hollowly off the trees, broken like my heart as it bounces back into my ears.