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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.


4. Chapter 4

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 559   Review this Chapter

“I don’t believe you.”

He doesn’t sound like he means it. “What, pray tell, would be my motivation for lying in this instance?”

“You want me to go back.”

“Yes. Yes, I want you to go back. Is that such a terrible thing? I want you to be happy. You’re my brother. I love you. I want you to go back. Even if she wasn’t locked up because you literally drove her insane, I’d still tell you to go back. But this, I’m not telling. I’m asking, and if you refuse, I’m dragging you there whether you like it or not. You don’t get a choice anymore. So far, your choices have stunk.”

“But at least she’s safe, right?” he asks, voice truly desperate, like it’s the last thing in the universe he can cling to.

I look for the answer.

Tuft of red hair. Like fire, smiling at one of the workers. “I need to see Isabella Swan,” she says, and they let her in.

You see the corpse in her arms. It is no paler than it was before. There is nothing left to drain from her.

“No, she most certainly is not. In your little scheme, I do believe you forgot about one important factor. Victoria.”

He growls. “I’m taking care of that.”

“Obviously not, as I just saw her killing Bella.”

He springs forward, like he’s going to attack me, but then falls back, face on floor, and sobs. “I can’t go back.”

“You don’t have an option.”

“It’s not right.”

“It’s the only thing that is. Edward, listen. She loves you. You love her. You’re both miserable.”

He shakes his head. The only thing that moves is her hair. “No, it’s just a crush. She told her mother that. She’ll get over it.”

Could he really believe that? “She was lying to her mother, you idiot. No teenager tells their parents they’re in love. Parents don’t believe in teenage love. Her mother would have freaked out, told Charlie, and banned you from the house.”

“A good decision.”

“No, because Victoria’s coming to get her!

Edward didn’t move.

“Alice, I don’t think we’re getting anywhere,” Jasper murmurs. “All I’m getting from him is pain.”

“All right. I don’t feel like making my husband endure your masochistic emotional torture anymore. You’re coming with us.”

“NO!” He clings to the ground. Fortunately, he hasn’t fed in ages. Jazz lifts him easily. He bites and scratches and writhes around. Jasper just avoids the blows.

“Your prisoner, my lady. Shall we?”

“What are we going to do with her?”

“Dr. Miles says shock therapy,” a young woman says.

“Shock therapy! Didn’t they stop using that…”

“In most cases, years ago. But with severe depression…”

Or, of course, seeing the future. I will not let this happen to her.

“Let’s go. We’ve got a girl to save.”

We run there. Edward is carried the entire way, just lying totally immobile. He doesn’t seem to think or move at all. Rather like Bella. Only Bella is not in pain because of her own stupidity… unless you call falling in love with Edward stupid.

Which I might.