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Deja Vu

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.

7. Chapter 7

Rating 5/5   Word Count 548   Review this Chapter

We are safe now. Not at our home- too many prying eyes. Instead, we whipped out the cash and bribed our way into a Motel 6 with no questions asked. From the look on the host’s eyes and my vision…

Jabbing the needle into his flesh, feeling the swell of power, the need for more and more and more…

He would have let us carry a pair of corpses in as opposed to a comatose couple- though there admittedly wasn’t much of a difference. I sigh and hold the door for Jazz. He drops them on the floor, where they stare straight ahead, not quite at each other.

A second passes. I realize I will have to manually adjust if I want eye contact. I grab Edward’s head and move it so his eyes will align with Bella.

It’s amusing how instant his response is. As soon as their eyes meet, he gasps. “Bella. My Bella.”

Her voice comes out as a total shock. It is a hoarse croak, weary and sore from disuse, and it is full of pain. Jasper winces as she speaks. “It’s you.”

“Edward,” he coaxes, and she flinches back. “Edward.”

She claps her hands over her ears, returning like that to the immobile posture.

“Bella, I love you… you know that, right?”

She screams. It is a blood-curdling heart-pounding sound, the worst I’ve ever heard. So much pain…

She doesn’t explain herself, so I see her motivation for her.

“Don’t lie to me. I won’t survive it again…”

“She thinks you’re lying,” I explain.

“Why?” he asks. I mentally slap my forehead. Could have had a V8.

“Because you broke her heart and rendered her comatose, you idiot.”

“Doesn’t she trust me?”

“When you lie to someone, they stop trusting you, moron.”

“When have I ever lied to Bella?”

“When you said you didn’t love her, stupid. Now please grow some sense. I’m running out of epithets.”

Jasper chuckles. Edward makes a murderous face. Bella remains on the floor, all curled in a little ball of agony. It’s become a common sight for me. Evidently it’s how my loved ones react to emotional stress.

“Bella,” Edward tries again. “Bella, I’m not lying to you. Listen to me, listen to me, please, please.”

“NO!” she screams again. “NO! DON’T! I’ll die, I will, this time it’ll kill me, I can’t stand it, I can’t.”

“What’s she talking about?” he asks. I just stare blankly at him.

“Figure it out for yourself, genius. I’m getting my poor husband out of here. Fix your stupid mistake. I’ll be in Forks when you need me,” I say.

“No. Stay,” he begs. I shake my head and walk away.

Bella screams as I leave. It’s the only thing that could tempt me to stay… but it’s best for both of them if I force him to do this.

Jasper follows me, utter relief on his face. “Thanks, Alice. I appreciate that you’d leave for me.”

“Well, I can still peek,” I giggle, and he smiles.

We run again, this time towards home at last.