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Happily Ever Never?

Summary:
Bella never jumped off the cliff. Edward and the Cullens never came back until 100 years later, but the Cullen's are not the only vampires in Forks. What happens when they meet the one person they knew they would never see again? Will Edward finally get his happily ever after?
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I'm putting this here so I don't get another review that says, " Is there going to be a sequal?"yes there is, I don't know when, but yes, probally two more tories like this.


Notes:
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11. Goodbye

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Chapter 11

Goodbye

Bella’s POV

I almost didn’t go. I had goose bumps since last night; they would not go away. I was always shaking, shivering. My spine tingled like when he ran his hands over it. I was scared. Scared of the feelings, scared of the memories that kept rolling through my head like an old movie. Today was supposed to be a happy day, filled with smiles and congratulations and the beginnings of forever, but now all I felt was… empty.

Knock, Knock, Knock

“Bella, honey, are you in there? We have to start getting ready and heading over for the wedding. Cass is already over there getting ready with Alice and Rosalie. They’ve been asking for you.” Evan said with caution.

They did not know what happened last night. I had run all the way home and had been sitting in my closet shaking and shivering the whole night, still with the bloodstains of my miraculous tears on my face. Josh had come in first but I would not look at him and soon he just left. Derek had come in next, but I wouldn’t tell him anything, but by the look on his face I think he knew what had happened or the general idea anyway. He had just sat there and finally after awhile he had said. “I don’t know exactly what happened between you and Edward, but in order for you to be truly happy you have to choose the right one. I hope you know that your choice is not hard, just painful.”

Not hard, just painful. There was nothing about this that was easy, but I had made my choice and I was planning on sticking to it. I made the decision to be safe, because danger had always hurt me.

Evan’s POV

I felt that Bella and I were reaching a fork in the road, and I was terrified.

Edward’s POV

I let her get away. I took the ring out of my pocket and threw it as far as I could.

Alice’s POV

Even I didn’t know what was going to happen next, or rather I knew what Bella had decided, but I did think she was wrong.

Bella’s POV

I was so late and I knew that Cass and her punctual self was going to kill me if the ceremony began before I got there. I pulled up to the big white house that had held so many memories for me, and tried hard not to look at it.

As weddings went this one was as normal as one could be, surprisingly enough. Cass and John were married and they kissed, but as I watched that kiss and the look in both their eyes has John leaned down, a look of complete and total adoration and love I wondered. I had seen that look before; I had seen it in Edwards’s eyes, in Evan’s. But I wondered if they had ever seen it from me. Had I ever been that happy? Yes, I had, long ago. I wondered if on Evan’s and my wedding we looked at each other like that, completely content with just each other. As if the rest of the world wasn’t there, if the rest of the world didn’t matter, and all that mattered was his crooked smile, his amber eyes, his broad chest. I thought about that for a while and then came my epiphany: I knew in my heart that if I stayed I would leave Evan and forgive Edward. I knew that no matter how much resistance I had now it would weaken and eventually dissolve. But I also knew that I didn’t want it to. I felt like I was somehow betraying myself by forgiving him. I was not ready to give myself up and put in a position where I could be hurt again. I was not ready for true love, and I didn’t know if I was ever going to be. Evan was what I was ready for. I was damaged, and I didn’t know how to repair myself.

The reception was all smiles as toasts were given, and I was next. I had never really planned what I was going to say, but I had a feeling. When Carlisle finished his brief speech. I stood up and cleared my throat.

“ Hello everyone, and Congratulations to you both. I hope you realize the magnitude of what you have found. You have found yourself in another, something that is rare, and ought to be treasured. Surrounded by all of you, Carlisle, Esme; Emmett and Rosalie; Alice and Jasper, We might take for granted the fact that true love does not happen to everyone. Why else would we have millions of books, movies, art on finding and having true love? It is precious, a true gift and I am so happy that you two are part of the lucky few that has found that.” I sat back down to polite clapping.

Alice, wedding planner, stood up and laughed, “ Time to cut the cake!”

We all watched and smiled as Cass and John shoved cake into each others faces, just for show since they couldn’t really eat it. The party quieted after awhile and the couples had started to dance. I sat on the sidelines as steady music played in the background.

There are certain people you just keep coming back to

She is right in front of you

Evan came over and bowed, “ May I have this dance, my lady?” I smiled and took his hand. He took the lead and I leaned my head on his shoulder.

And all at once the crowd begins to sing

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

Maybe you want her maybe you need her

Maybe you started to compare to someone not there

I let myself be comforted by his embrace as he glided us around the room. Ay once I noticed a pair of eyes staring at me: Edward.

We'd never know what's wrong without the pain

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same

He was sitting with Derrick—the only two without dates—and just staring. When he saw that I was aware he gave me a sad smile and returned focus to the conversation. Evan’s phone rang abruptly and he stepped out of the room. Derrick walked over and we danced for a while in science. He looked down at me and said suddenly, “ We’re moving.”

“ What?” I replied shocked.

“ Yep, I just saw it. Evan’s being asked by his friend, you know Samuel, from that coven down in Dallas? Anyway, it seems Samuel needs help with some territorial disputes with some neighboring covens. So I him pleading with you, and you eventually give in and we leave.”

“ Oh” I say still a little shocked by this turn of events, could my plan to get away from Forks be that easy?

Again Derrick interrupted my thoughts to say, “ He really loves you, you know.”

“ Well I should hope so Derrick, he’s my fiancé.” I replied a little sarcastic.

“ No. Not Evan. Edward. He really loves you. More than you might imagine.”

My face went hard like ice, “ He had his chance.” I replied through gritted teeth. There was no reply, and soon I relaxed again. Evan came in five minutes later to tell us about his news. I agreed right away, and Derrick really had no ties here except his budding friendship with Jasper. Cass and John were a little more reluctant, but gave way. Cass, Alice and Rosalie had become close. As we said our abrupt goodbyes (Sam wanted us ASAP and I was happy to oblige) I could see the sadness in my once thought of family.

“ Don’t disappear on us again Bella.” Esme said as she hugged me.

“ Ya. Life is so much more fun with you around.” Emmett chortled

“You better call me and e-mail me and come visit me all the time. I’ll be waiting for it. Do not make me come find you.” Alice chastised.

I smiled and laughed at all of them, but I was greatful that they cared enough about me not to let me just walk away. I needed space from them, but I was not ready to say goodbye completely.

At last the hugging was over and it was time to go. I stared at the big white house and all of their faces, memorizing everything. He was not there and that made things easier, but at the same time a foreign and unwelcome desire to see his face one more time came over me. I fought it hard and with one last smile I turned around and followed my friends, leaving my family behind, silent except for the sounds of that same song wafting through the open door.

Maybe you want her maybe you need her

Maybe you had her maybe you lost her to another

To another