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Goodbye

Summary:
Alternate ending to New Moon. As the months continue Bella continues to slowly heal. But tragedy strikes again, creating a domino affect with everything in her life. With Edward gone, who will save her? New chapters finally added!


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14. Chapter 14: Stupid Vampires

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The night sky slowly had been taken over my the sun. It caught fire like the house, sending different hues or orange across the sky. The sun had awakened sending rays of light across the quiet earth. I found a par of sunglasses and put them over my eyes. I rolled down my window and let the wind grab hold of my hand, sending it in waves against the current. The sun slowly crept over my hand, imbedding small crystals every where it touched. The warmth was amazing. It filled me with peace, and made me feel somewhat normal.

I was driving extremely fast. The speed was like running, it was exhilarating. I reached speeds up to 130 mph and I didn’t swerve once. It was so natural. I understood now why they loved speed so much. I was so naïve before…about so many things. But now my eyes were finally open. Changing had wiped the innocence from my eyes and now I could really see what the world had always been trying to tell me.

I had no idea where I was. I had been driving for hours, but never saw a sign. The road side was filled with miles and miles of green pasture that continued on for miles. There were a few barns and houses along the way, but mostly just hills and hills of corn. The sky was changing. Dark clouds rolling in, engulfing the once bright sun. I brought my hand back into the car, and rolled up the window.

There was a old gas station on the side of the road. So I pulled over in hopes of figuring out where exactly I was. I got out of the car, happy that the clouds had covered up the sun. The gas station looked as though a tornado had just come through. Metal and car parts strewed all across the ground. There was one pump, a small garage with a rusty old tow truck, and the small store that had a counter and cash register. There was soda machine that stood in front of the store. The only thing they sold were cigarettes, cheap beer, and maps.

I spotted a pay phone on the side of the building. I searched my pockets for some change, luckily I had some. I picked up the receiver, and dialed the familiar number. It rang once before a husky voice answered.

“Hello?” he sounded anxious and tired.

I didn’t answer. I hadn’t planned on what I actually would say, I just dialed.

“Hello?” his voice was now irritated.

What was I doing? What was I suppose to say to my best friend? Hi, I’m a vampire now. I hope you and your werewolf brothers don’t mind me coming back home.

It would kill him, but who else did I have? He would understand that I fought, that I didn’t want this, that this didn’t change who I was or what we had. Why couldn’t I have just loved him the way he deserved? Would it have killed me that much to give him that much of me? Now I would never know…

“Hello?!”

“Hi Jake.” I finally answered. My voice was soft, almost innocent like a child.

“Bella?!” he had turned excited. “Where have you been? What happened? Are you okay?”

“Jake.” He was still rambling on, asking a million questions. “Jake.”

“Sorry.” He calmed down and took a deep breath. “Are you okay? Are you hurt?”

“No, I’m not hurt.” But I was definitely not okay.

“Where are you?”

“I really don’t know.” I looked around at the gas station. He probably had a better guess of where I was.

“What?! Well how did you get there? We‘ve been worried sick. Mike was the last person to see you. He said he let you leave early, and that he saw you drive away in you truck.” His voice had turned into curiosity and anger.

I was going to hurt him, the very last person I ever wanted to hurt. I hope he wouldn’t hate me.

“Jake.” I prepared myself for what I was about to do. “Victoria found me.”
“WHAT?!” he yelled so loud I had to pull the phone away from my ear. “WHERE ARE YOU? I’M COMING TO GET YOU.”

I kept my voice low and calm. “Jake, I don’t know where I am. And even if I did you can’t come get me.”

“Why not? You don’t want me to come get you, is that it?” He had calmed down and wasn’t screaming anymore, but his anger was almost radiating through the phone.

“NO!” How could he think I didn’t want him to come get me? “It’s not like that at all.” The other side of line was silent. “Victoria bit me a few days ago Jake.”

There was a sudden loud rip on the other line. People were screaming at him to calm down. Then the line went dead.

What had I done?

I hung up the phone and stood against my car door. I could see the man inside the store staring at me. I met his eyes and looked away.

He was standing behind the counter and looked like he was about in his mid thirsties. He had a scruffy beard and dirty clothes stained with dirt and grease. I got off the car and started walking to the store. As I got closer I caught the smell of his blood. I sniffed the air taking it all in. For a man that was physically not appealing at all, his blood smell utterly intoxicating.

It was the first time I had smelt human blood in my new found body. It totally fogged my mind. It scratched at my throat and made my mouth water with fresh venom. The thought of sinking my teeth into him was totally barbaric, but my instincts told me to just do it.

I looked around. There was no one here, except the two of us. I doubted that there was anyone for miles, no one would know. He simply would just disappear. I thought about approaching the counter alluring him with my beauty and luxurious scent. He would come there was no doubt, there was no way for him to resist. I would sink my teeth into his neck and suck him dry. The fact that I had just ate held no sustenance.

Then the image of the deer reappeared in my mind. The look it had in it’s dead eyes as it’s lifeless body lie in front of me. The blood smeared across the ground, on my clothes, and stained against my cheeks. Then I thought about what he would look like, dead on the ground. His cold dead eyes staring back at me. What if he had a family? A wife and daughter? I couldn’t do that. I wouldn’t be a monster. I wouldn’t give in to what I was.

I got a glimpse of myself in the mirror. My eyes were still liquid topaz. They would stay that way, I never would be able to live with myself, with innocent blood spilled on my conscious. I walked into the store and smiled at the man. I pushed back the burning sensation to the back of my mind. The smell only intensified as I had gotten closer.

I won’t be a monster. I repeated.

Now was a good time to see if my dazzling was any good.

“Hi.” I said leaning against the counter. I let out a puff of air from my mouth, letting it whirl around his head. I looked down at my clothes stained with mud and some blood.

He stumbled a little. “Umm…Hi.”

I guess my worn clothes didn’t concern him. He started pulling at his shirt and trying to comb back his hair with his hands.

Like it would help him. “It seems like I’ve gotten a little lost, and I’m not quite sure where I am. Could you please help me?” I said in the most innocent and alluring voice I could.

“Uh….yeah…” he shook his head. It obviously was working. “Yeah your in Nebraska.”

“What?!” My felt my face suddenly turn angry. He cringed back at my sudden change in attitude. “I’m sorry I…I just wasn’t expecting that.”

What the hell was Victoria doing all the way in Nebraska. And how did she get here so fast. That had to be weeks trip or something? She got here in like three days. Stupid vampires. Wasn’t it like always sunny here? What a stupid place for a vampire to hide. My hatred for her only intensified.

“Where‘s the nearest airport?”

“Um there’s one maybe an hour away our something. I could be wrong.”

“Thanks.” I said coldly and walked back to my car.

I opened the car door and sat down. I rested my head against the steering wheel. How was a I suppose to get out of here? I had no money, no I.D., nothing. I pulled the lever that opened the trunk. It popped soundlessly. There was an old faded back pack, and then next to it was my bag I had when I left work.

Thank goodness, something finally went right.

I opened my bag, and searched around for my wallet. I had $23.

Great I don’t know how that helps.

I did have my bank card and at least my I.D. Getting on a plane wouldn’t be a problem.

I opened the other bag. Clothes fell out and a thick wallet. There were tattered jeans and a t-shirt, it had Victoria’s scent all over it.

Oh thank you. I don’t think I would be able to walk onto a plane with blood stains across my shirt.

I pulled the school books and other papers out of my bag and threw them into some bushes. I replaced them with the clothes. I opened the other wallet. There was a stack of money in side. I quickly counted it…$753. What the heck was she doing carrying around this much cash with her? I rolled it up and put it into a small pocket in my bag.

That should be enough to get me back to Forks.

Aw…Forks…I quickly wondered what would be awaiting there.