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Waxing Crescent

Summary:
Here's the topic there are so many stories about. A continuation of New-Moon... But this one is different. Like none you've ever read. The next moon phase. After a new moon, comes the waxing crescent. A small sliver of light to brighten the dark sky. The dark life of Bella Swan. Here's the thing. This isn't one of those stories where Bella DIDN'T jump, so Alice didn't see it. Bella DID jump. Alice didn't see. But Bella jumped. She did hear Edward, and it hurt her. It hurt her bad. And now, she has built immunity to the one thing that can heal her gash...Jacob. Or has the pain just become unbearable? With no where to turn, and Victoria as close as ever, what's to stop Bella from walking into the woods and waiting for Victoria to take it all away? All the pain. Nothing. Bella is sent to Hawaii, to live with Jacob's sister and hopefully be able to forget everything that happened to the strange rainy town of Forks, Washington. Hopefully...she will forget of the mythical creatures that so recently inundated her life. Because vampires don't live in sunny places. Bella's safe in Hawaii.


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6. Chapter 6

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Kat and I talked for a long time. About very trite things, but nonetheless, we talked, and we bonded. We were quick friends, and we both found comfort in the beach. I didn't know why there was such an attraction to the ocean for me, such a sudden obsession. For Kat, it had been since the day she was born. A draw to any source of water, but the ocean strongest.

"Dinner's ready," Rebecca chirped, twirling in the sand, her face lit up with a smile.

Kat furrowed her eyebrows while I raised mine.

This love was going to be the cause of my demise.

Rebecca practically sprinted back to the house, her movements so rushed she slid in the sand three times before making it to the yard.

Kat opened her mouth but I answered the question before it was asked.

"Love," I said glumly.

"Hmmm."

"Yeah."

There was silence, only dented by the soft hiss off the waves, and then the slapping as they hit the flesh of our feet.

I sighed, rolling my head back.

"You feel it too?" Kat's voice sounded calm, and slow, like the waves that dragged past my heels, trailing sand along my skin.

I hummed, not able to actually form words.

My skin suddenly felt ice cold, because the waves drew back and my exposed skin grew goose bumps, twitching in the cold.

Kat's hand suddenly hit the sand, making a hollow beat, like a drum. "We should get inside. Or . . ." she paused awkwardly.

"Of course you're welcome to dinner. Watch out or Rebecca might keep you hostage here. . . lock you in the basement." I rolled my eyes.

Kat laughed.

"She can't keep me away from the beach." But beneath her laugh there was a strange seriousness to the statement.

I looked sideways to see her eyes flash.

She was a force to be reckoned with, that was for sure.

* * * * *

I sighed. I had been sitting in the same place for hours. Right where Alice had left me.

Cringing against the mental pain, I stood up. I needed my piano. I needed some piano.

I walked slowly to the Denali coven's house, and around the back of the porch. They were gone. Only Alice was there.

"Why, Edward?" She was leaning against my quarry, looking exasperated.

All I could see was the shining keys, beckoning me.

"I need to, Alice."

"You are not stealing their piano, Edward," she reprimanded softly.

I just stared at her.

She crossed her arms stubbornly. "No."

I hummed the notes my fingers ached to let sound from the keys.

"Fine," she sighed, uncrossing her arms and backing into the house.

Some stress filtered away, replaced by grief as I struck the first note. At first it was slow, but it got faster and faster. Her lullaby echoed through the woods, and I heard the light, gentle footsteps of a doe leap towards her fawn, frightened at the foreign sound.

Alice's thoughts were soft, and loving, but not directed towards me. She was thinking of me, but not to me.

I repeated it for a long time, the stiffness in my fingers finally limbering.

* * * * *

"You go, Kat. I'll be right there." I stared out a the ocean, feeling sudden electricity spark through me.

"Alright. Leave me with the lovebirds," she groaned and I cast a slight smile her direction.

"You can handle it. You're tough."

She just glared at me before hiking up the beach with ease.

* * * * *

I let the last key echo through the air, deciding to end there.

I started to get up, but I sat back down. It didn't feel right to leave yet. There was a song I needed to play. I could feel the need.

* * * * *

I watched the waves, that were washing up to my feet again. My thoughts were on him. They had been the entire day.

I was so tired of being here. An outsider seeing just teenage boy trouble would think it was all an immature, overreaction. Childish.

* * * * *

At first I just hit the notes. I wasn't here to sing, but I knew the words were true.

* * * * *

I wish he could just leave. I wish I could just forget about him, like he promised. As if he'd never existed. How on earth could he think I could forget him? He haunted my thoughts where ever I went.

* * * * *

I was listening to the lyrics in my head, cringing. It seemed like Bella was speaking right to me. I knew she hated me now, but it hurt to imagine her saying it to me. Her beautiful face, clouded with hate. And ME being the one . . . the one who put that look on her face.

* * * * *

I was trying to heal. I was trying so hard to forget. And yet, I was fighting within myself. A battle I could neither win, nor lose. I would be stuck in this abyss of confusion and grief for the rest of my life.

And only one person could fix that. But he never would.

He didn't love me.

And no matter how much time passes by, it will never erase that moment. When he admitted to it.

And yet, he was still my life.

* * * * *

"When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears

When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears

And I held your hand through all of these years

But you still have

All of me . . ." My words rang with honesty, but were very soft and quiet all the same.

* * * * *

"You used to captivate me

By your resonating light

Now I'm bound by the life you left behind

Your face it haunts

My once pleasant dreams

Your voice it chased away

All the sanity in me." I sniffed as the tears ran down my face. Every line, every word, defined me.

* * * * *

"These wounds won't seem to heal. This pain is just too real. There's just too much that time cannot erase," I whispered, regretting the day I talked to her. But at the same time, wondering what my life would have been, without that tiny sliver of time I was granted with my angel. Pathetic.

* * * * *

"I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone

But though you're still with me

I've been alone all along . . ." Realizing how true it was, the tears ran faster. I was the only one in love. I felt so lonely, all of the sudden. There was no way I could go in with that happy couple and Kat, looking like this.

I scurried forward on my knees, rubbing saltwater all over my face, hoping my eyes weren't red anymore.

As I walked towards the house, I decided I couldn't deal with this love all the time.

I would have to leave.

* * * * *

I let the song end suddenly, without finishing the notes. I closed my eyes slowly, giving into the desolation that flushed through me, leaving my entire body with a sore, aching feeling.

I had to leave this place.

* * * * *

"Hey. Sorry I took so long. I'm not as athletic as some people," I joked, the fake smile plastered on my face while my stomach twisted at the expressions on Rebecca and Tony's faces.

Kat rose up behind Rebecca's shoulder, her arms crossed as she glowered at me. Her face screamed it at me. HOW COULD YOU LEAVE ME ALONE WITH THESE TWO?!

I grimaced.

* * * * *

There was no reason for me to keep up a happy act, and I didn't.

I practically fell off the piano bench and dragged myself off the piano bench, heading back towards the forest.

"Edward?" Alice came to a flying stop behind me, her voice deadly soft.

I looked at her.

"Why on earth did your future just disappear, Edward?"

"I'm going to find Bella," I said softly.

"How would that kill you?"

"I . . . I had a theory about your visions going blank. And I think my decision just proved it right."

"What? What is it?" Her brows furrowed, eager to find the flaw.

"You can't see werewolves."

There was a long silence.

"What do werewolves have to do with ---" she hissed as I cut her off.

"The Quiletes."

She sucked in a breath.

"That's were I was, Alice. I had gone to ask if Black knew where Bella was. His scent was everywhere with her." Jealousy twisted my insides.

"I'm sorry, Edward." Alice's tiny arms wrapped around me in a hug.

I just gave her a pained smile. It was all I could manage.

* * * * *

I remembered something as I stood in the kitchen doorway, as Kat's eyes watched me cautiously.

The name of the song that I had subconsciously been thinking.

My Immortal.

I closed my eyes. He would never leave my mind. He would stay there till the day I died. And even though he'd left my mind, he would keep living eternally. Walking day to day, on this planet, forever.

Without me.