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?"
I disclaim. Alice's POV.
11. Chapter 11
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He carries her in, very gently. I can see from the way his arms wrap around her that he still loves her, that he can’t live without her.
She can’t. She sees nothing at all.
He lays her gently on the floor and looks up at me with innocent eyes full of agony and desperate hope. “Alice? Alice, will you ever forgive me?”
I can’t hate him for this. Not when he asks, not when he looks so desperate, not now. “Oh, Edward. You’re my brother. I already have.”
“I… I don’t know.”
It isn’t a command. If it was, I wouldn’t do it. I have no desire to repeat what happened the last time I allowed my brother to demand the use of my power.
But he isn’t telling, he’s begging, and I can’t deny him that which he needs so desperately.
In the sun, for the first time since he left her, and shining. She is one of you now.
“I love you,” she says, smiling. It is a drastic change.
“And I love you, Bella,” he replies.
They kiss. As her hand goes to his face, you see an even brighter sparkle. There is a ring on her finger.
“If you change her…” I begin.
“Don’t lie to me!” It is a growl. He doesn’t want to hear it.
“I am just saying what I saw. I saw you and Bella married, and she was a vampire. She may or may not forgive you otherwise… I don’t know.”
“I… Alice, I can’t damn her. I can’t take a soul.”
Quietly, I stand as straight as I can, peering over at Bella, huddled on the floor.
“Edward, does she look like someone with a soul to you? Because to me, it sort of looks like you took it already…”
He gasps and falls to the floor, scrambling towards her. He grabs her head and presses it to his chest as he sobs. “Bella,” he whispers. “Bella, Bella, Bella.”
“Edward,” she groans.
I shake my head and close my eyes.
I can’t trust the happy ending, not when there is this much pain. There is so very far to go…
The green surrounds them. They are side by side, together. No sun illuminates her skin, and you see only the back of her head. You can’t know whether or not she’s been changed. Either way, she looks… happy.
Even though you can’t see her face. It doesn’t take that to recognize she’s alive again. Her hand is casually in his, her head resting on his shoulder.
He talks animatedly about something you can’t quite hear. You gather it isn’t very important, though. All it really serves is showing you that she doesn’t flinch or hide.
Nothing frightens her, because once again he is hers, and so he gives her strength. She returns the favor… They are a circle, feeding and soothing one another…
I kneel down beside them. “Edward,” I whisper, fiercely, in his ear. “Bite her. Change her. Right now.”
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 15
- Chapter 16
- Chapter 17
- Chapter 18
- Chapter 19
- Chapter 20
- Chapter 21
- Chapter 22
- Chapter 23
- Chapter 24
- Chapter 25
- Chapter 26
- Chapter 27
- Chapter 28
- Chapter 29
- Chapter 30
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