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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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20. Chapter 20: Patience

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We were just leaving the house when suddenly Alice stopped, her eyes glazed over and her face went blank. She stood silently with her eyes closed. I looked at Edward and he was focusing intently on her thoughts. I stood quietly holding his arm and waited for both to be done with the vision.

Alice finally opened her eyes and smiled at me.

“What did you see?” I couldn’t hide the curiosity that saturated my voice.

“My husband.” she stated with a sigh.

“Jasper? What’s wrong?” I wasn’t sure if it was something bad, but by the look on Alice’s face it didn’t seem serious.

“Nothing’s wrong. They’re just all coming to Forks. They’re getting on a plane in about a half an hour.”

“What? Why?”

“Because I called Jasper after I saw you at Charlie’s. I was really upset and I couldn’t stop crying. I made him panic and now he’s coming here to see if I’m ok and to see if there is anything he can do, little does he know everything is taken care of.”

“And the rest of the family?”

“Well they’re coming because he told them about you being changed, and he couldn’t convince them not to come.”

“Oh.” was really all I could come up with.

“Do they know about Bella and I?” Edward asked.

“No, they don’t know about that.”

“Well, I guess we can just relax until they get here.” Edward was looking down at me with his beautiful ochre eyes. They were filled with love and happiness, and I was so glad that I had made the decision to let him have another chance. I wouldn’t have lasted a day if I had really walked away from him.

“So what should we do?” I asked looking at them both.

“Well Bella, you have a lot to explain about how exactly you got to this point.” Alice’s head was tilted to one side, her eyes burning with curiosity.

“Um…” I knew there were so many things they still didn’t know. They knew Victoria bit me, but didn’t know why, or anything that happened before or after that.

I wasn’t ready to fully delve into the past week, and definitely wasn’t ready to face what had only happened just a few hours ago. It was still too new and it all still hurt. Then I would have to explain it all again once all the Cullen’s were here.

“Not yet.” I said meekly. I gave them both a weak smile, I truly meant it, but it didn’t come out with much force.

“Alright, we’ll wait.” Edward spoke into my hair, then kissed me lightly.

I wrapped my arms around him and held on, mostly for fear that this was all a dream and he’d disappear. I knew it wasn’t a dream, since dreams were no longer possible, but I couldn’t stop my mind from thinking it was.

We made our way to the couch and sat down. Even just walking to the couch I didn’t let go of Edward, I continued to hold on tightly. He sensed where my mind was and pulled me in tighter.

“I’ll never let you go.” His lips formed a sullen smile, one that said how sorry he really was for everything that happened, sorry for all the things he still didn’t know. A smile that told me that every word he spoke was true.

Alice’s phone rang, interrupting my thoughts.

I could hear Jaspers voice on the other end perfectly.

“Hi.” Jaspers voice held uncertainty, and we all knew it was because he wasn’t sure how Alice would react to him jumping on a plane without telling her first.

“I’ll see you soon.” was the only thing Alice said.

“I love you.” he chuckled.

“I love you too.” Alice was smiling and wasn’t upset. She hung up the phone and came to sit next to me. “They’ll be here soon.”

I couldn’t help the nervous feeling that was in the pit of my stomach. I knew that they were my family, but I hadn’t seen them in so long, so much had changed.