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Deja Vu

Summary:
or Not on My Watch AU from chapter 3 of New Moon. Bella is taken to Florida with Renee. However, she is even more heart-broken without Jacob Black to cling to. She is sent to an asylum by a distraught Renee. Alice wasn't looking. She'd promised to leave Bella alone. But sometimes the visions come before you ask. She couldn't help it. She sees Bella being sent off and goes to convince Edward she really isn't better off without him. "Because I'm not going to let you do this to her! I know what it's like in there, Edward. Maybe I don't remember it, but... look. What more harm can you do?"


Notes:
I disclaim. Alice's POV.


10. Chapter 10

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I prepare the front room, then call Carlisle.

“Hello?” he answers.

“Carlisle, I… I… Edward’s coming back to Forks.”

“Oh, thank God!” he exclaims. “Is he all right?”

I weigh that question for a while.

You can almost call the expression on his face a smile. Full of pain, maybe, but still… he loves her, and finally, they’re together again…

“Yes. Maybe. You see, Bella isn’t here… at the moment. She got taken to Florida.”

My father picks up on the word choice instantly. “Taken?”

“Renee sent her to an asylum after about six months of her not eating anything.”

“Alice, I’m so sorry…”

“It’s not me you should be sorry for. I don’t even remember it, while Bella… I wonder if he even understands now what he’s done to her. But I tracked him down, and he’s bringing her here.”

“I’m on my way. With Esme, of course, and Emmett and Rose have finally finished their honeymoon, so they’ll come.”

“Rose?” I ask. “You know she and Bella…”

“She’ll behave herself.”

Golden angel looking in pity on the girl ghost. “I remember when… when I was like that. Who betrayed and brutally raped her?”

You ignore the sarcasm and see the sympathy instead. “Well, our brother did the betraying… broke her heart.”

“My God. I will kill Edward,” she says, and you nod.

“You’re not the first one to say that.”

“I’m the only one scary enough to follow through with it, and someone needs to.”

You hope she doesn’t need it, not because you ever plan on forgiving him, but because you think it’s the only thing that might hurt her still more…

“You’re right, she will,” I agree. “But maybe you should tell her not to kill Edward, all right?”

Carlisle laughs for a few brief seconds. “Will do, Alice. Absolutely.”

“I don’t think this family needs to suffer any more.”

“We do have our fair share of tragedies… but we also have enough happy endings to last an eternity. Maybe it’s time for Edward’s. We all suffered to get where we are. Just remember that, Alice.”

“I will.” I hang up the phone and wait.

This house is going to be a very interesting place, very shortly.

I am almost excited, even though it will be painful. Until then, I might as well help prepare Jazz. Our separation may last a while. I will miss him so much during the time it takes me to talk Edward into changing Bella.

I’m fairly certain it’s the only way this can end. If I have to do it myself, I will. The pain will wake her up, and then she won’t remember, and they can be together forever… it might be dishonest, but it will work.

That’s all I care about right now.

Jasper comes in to kiss me good-bye. I smile and do so. We’ve been married for forty years, and I still love every moment we spend together… and will forever.

“Oh, Jazz.”

“Alice.”

“I’m going to miss you,” I whisper.

“That’s an understatement. I can feel it already.”

“It’d be worse if you hung around.”

“Yeah,” he says, trying to convince us both.