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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.


66. Chapter 66

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Emmett!” I scream. So it isn’t him, the one I dream of and desire more than anything else. But it’s my brother. I’ve missed him too, so, so much.

“Hi, Bells!”

He gives me an immense hug, laughing as I bound into his embrace.

“I missed you! How could you get here? I thought… the Volturi didn’t want you guys here.”

Emmett laughs again. “Well, turns out that only applies to Eddy. See, Aro wants to see what will happen if he keeps you two lovebirds apart for some time.”

“Fifty years is not some time, Emmett.” I’m irritated that Aro can toy with my agony so casually.

“Hey, it isn’t my stupid rule. Anyway, I’m here to deliver that news. Oh, and Edward loves you and is drowning in woe and agony and all that.”

“Is he really?” He misses me? That’s unexpected. Despite his rich words, I didn’t much hope Edward would really wait for me. I’m not that special, after all. Why would he, or anyone wait fifty years for someone so unexceptional?

“Well, duh. He’s wallowing in emo angst. Don’t tell him I told you, though. It’s kinda pitiful.”

Guilt wracks me. “I hurt him that much?”

“Not your fault. You gotta get Alice back, Bells. Our whole family needs to be together. Hell, I’d do the same thing… but Rose’d kill anyone who stood in our way. That’s the difference between you and her- you’re not as scary.” He laughs.

“Or as pretty.”

He rolls his eyes. “No one’s as pretty as Rose. But you’re close. Not to be creepy or anything- from a brother to a sister, right?” he adds hurriedly.

“Emmett, I know.”

He laughs. “Yeah, you’re cool with weirdness. I forgot you were a human dating a vampire for two years. Now, give your big brother a hug.”

“You’re not staying?”

“I can’t. I gotta get back to Rose and tell Edward how you’re doing. They treating you all right?”

“They’re fine. No one bothers me much. I just sit in my room pretty much.”

“Sounds like Edward.”

“No, it’s not because I’m so sad. It’s because they’re afraid of me.”

“Afraid of you?” He laughs. “Bells, I love you like a sister, but you’re just not that scary.”

“I killed Jane and Alec. They find that impressive.”

His laughter subsides. “Point taken. You eat well?”

“Yes, I hunt every couple of weeks. They’re good about letting me go out, but I have to go with one of the guards. Guess I know why now.”

“I don’t get it…”

“Edward. They’re trying to stop him from sneaking to see me.”

“Oh.”

“This stinks.”

“Yeah. Well, I’ll tell him…”

“Tell him I love him, and I miss him, and I think of him day and night, and I can’t wait to see him.”

“Will do, Bella.” Emmett hugs me one last time. “Bye. See ya around… I’ll be back. Sooner than seven years, I hope.”

“I’ll be right here. Doing time.”

He’s still laughing as he walks away, leaving me slightly cheered.

But the disappointment I tried so hard to prevent leaves me even hollower than usual.