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I will haunt you

Summary:
I didn’t mean to kill myself. I honestly didn’t. Was my jump intentional? I don’t know. Was my jump recreational? I don’t know. I remember that I hardly thought at all. Bella's jump off that cliff was a bit more fatal than she had thought it would be. Now she is a ghost, and no one can see her. Will Bella save Edward from the Volturi? More importantly can she? And what will happen to her afterwards? Chapter 12, last chapter is up!Alternate ending is up!


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5. Chapter 5: A plane ride

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I was so shocked, that my hand dropped off of her shoulder. Alice talked to me. Directly. Like I was there. I stared at my hand confusedly, then looked back at Alice. Alice had shock and surprise written all over her face. She quickly turned away from me, and started the car. i saw her head turn in my direction again, and then faced forward again. Her head shook as if she couldn't believe something.

"I'm going crazy." She muttered.

For some reason, her statement gave me hope. Perhaps she could see me. She did look in my direction when I touched her shoulder. Emboldened, I reached out and laid my hand on her arm. Again, her head snapped in my direction. Her eyes widened. Alice reached out tentatively, and touched my hand. Feeling my solidity, she gasped.

"B-Bella! No, it can't be." Alice whispered.

A feeling of joy washed over me. She could see me! SEE ME! I shivered in delight at thte feel of someone touching me. Her touch wasn't as freezing cold to me as it was when I was alive, so it was very pleasant. Under her hand, I felt myself go solid. It was a feeling I had missed in my time as a ghost.

Abruptly, Alice pulled me into a tight hug. "Bella! Bella! You aren't dead!"

"Umm, Alice....I think I AM dead. I think I'm a ghost." I said unsurely. "Well, at least I think so..this could all actually be a really terrible dream." She pulled away and looked up at me.

"Bella, no...I don't think this is a dream. But-"She looked freaked out, her eyes were wide as saucers. "it doesn't make sense."

I shrugged and her eyes flashed angrily. "I saw you, you know. How could you jump off a cliff? Didn't you think of Charlie, my family and I, my brother? Didn't you think of all the pain you would cause? You killed yourself, Bella. I-" I held up my hands to stop her.

"I didn't commit suicide, Alice. It was an accident. Didn't you hear Charlie?"

She frowned. "But you looked so..out of it. Like you were..I don't know. Kind of dead inside."

I blanched. It was probably not the best idea to tell her that I had jumped off the cliff to hear Edward's voice. I internally cringed at the thought of his name. It was still so painful.

I shrugged again. "Alice, it was an accident. You might not believe me, but it's the truth. It's something that I can't take back."

She stared at me for a moment, and her shoulders sagged a little. "Then Bella, why are you still here? Aren't you supposed to be in Heaven?"

I looked down and started to shrug, but I quickly stopped myself. Alice probably wanted a full answer. "Alice, I don't really know. This one ghost told me that I had 'unfinished business'...but I have no clue what it is."

She turned from me and stared down at the steering wheel. Her head suddenly snapped up and she stared into space. I recognized this as a vision. "Oh no." She muttered.

"Alice, whats wrong?"

Alice looked at me blankly for a second, then registered. "I had a vision...about Edward going to Italy."

I exploded again. I had momentarily forgotten about Alice telling Rosalie that Edward had gone to Italy. "Alice! You can't let him!" I cried. "You can't let him go to the Volturi!"

She looked surprised. "How did you know about the Volturi?"

"Edward told me once. You remember Pheonix?" Alice shuddered.

"Yes."

"He told me that he had made plans to go to the Volturi if I had died on that day."

"Oh."

I paused. "Did you see him...did you see Ed-"I cringed.

Alice gave me a sympathetic look, and answered my mangled question. "It's kinda hard to tell, his plans keep on changing...but most of them end in the same way."

I cried out in pain. "What can we do?"

Alice turned her somber gold eyes on me. "Not much. You know he can read our minds, and he would run away before we could get to him."

"So why don't you tell him in your mind that I'm alive?"

"Because first of all, you're not. Second of all, it is possible to lie with you thoughts. And Edward knows that."

I tightened my grip on her arm. "There's got to be something we can do!"

We both paused. A brilliant idea was forming in my mind. Edward can't read MY mind. "Alice, I've got an idea!"

She looked wary, but must have realized that I was dead and nothing could hurt me, so she graced me with a listening look. "Take me to Italy. Edward can't read my mind, so I'll be able to stop him."

"I don't know..." Alice looked thoughtful, but then immeasurably sad. "Bella, you're dead, and we both know Edward can't live without you. Would it really be the right thing to keep him from this?"

I couldn't believe Alice was saying this. "Alice, he's your brother. Do you really want him to die? And besides, I can't let him kill himself because he feels guilty."

"GUILTY?!" Alice exploded. "He doesn't feel guilty. He's killing himself because he loves you, and can't stand to be without you."

What? He could actually love me? "Yeah right, Alice."

"Bella-"

"No!" I couldn't stand it. I couldn't let myself hope. It would hurt to much when my hope was smashed.

She turned back to the wheel, and we both realized the car was still running. "Alright." She answered me, and put the car in gear.

~

I floated around inside of the airplane as it flew to Italy. Alice had tried to buy me a ticket, but being my usual self; I wouldn't let her. After all, I was only visible when she touched me. So what was the point of taking up a seat? I didn't want to have to hold on to Alice's hand the whole trip either. To that she just snorted.

"Bella, I can't believe you. Besides I want to see you at all times. If we got separated, I wouldn't know, because I can't see you."

I just insisted, and I eventually wore her down.

So that's where I was now, on a plane. It was kinda interesting though, walking around without running into people. I just whooshed right throught them if they got in the way. And I wasn't confined into a seat. That was a definite plus. I just had to make sure I never accidentally made contact with Alice. It might look weird if a girl just suddenly appeared.

This airplane trip might have been enjoyable, if my thoughts weren't focused on worrying about Edward dying. I wanted to know how he was. What was going on. I resisted the urge to reach out and ask Alice for updates. But I couldn't.

The whole trip was pure torture. I finally decided that I didn't think I could stand another minute of it; when the pilot's voice floated out of the intercom.

"...we are now landing..." the tinny voice said. I tuned the rest out and focused on not exploding with anxiety.

Finally, we landed. Thanks to my invisibility, I was the first one off. I stood there, waiting for Alice. My feet were pacing around, back and forth, over and over. Finally I saw her black spikey hair. I rushed over and grabbed her arm. Several surpised faces turned towards me. I realized my mistake and tried to let go. Alice gripped my hand tightly.

"Too late for that. If you let go, you'll just freak them out more." She hissed. I frowned and stopped struggling. We continued to walk through the airport.