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While the Cullens are away on a hunting trip, the Volturi decide to "check in" on Bella. Takes place after Eclipse. Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!

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5. Chapter 5

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“Edward, please come out.” Alice had resorted to begging me now. I had been in my room for a week now, and I refused to leave, no matter how badly I needed to hunt. “I’m sorry, and you know I didn’t see her dying yet. That vision I had last week, yea, that was of you doing this.”

“Doing what?”

“Moping around in your room, not hunting, barely talking to us except for the occasional remark about leaving you alone, and refusing to let us in. Don’t even think about doing that.” I had been considering going to the south and angering a coven. There was no way I would go to the Volturi.

Alice gasped, and I wanted to ignore the vision so badly, but I needed to know what was going on.

Bella walked out of a door into a small room. Aro sat in a chair next to a small table and Felix and Jane stood next to him.

Hello Bella.” He sounded so friendly.

“Hello.” Bella snapped back.

“No need to be mean.” Aro pretended to be offended. “And here I thought you would be happy to see me.” He smiled and I knew immediately what his intentions were.

“Why would I be happy to see you?” Bella obviously hadn’t clued into what was happening yet.

“Because this obviously means that I am finally going to end this whole mess.” Bella stiffened, finally grasping what was going on. “Now Bella if you would sit down, we want you to be comfortable.”

Bella obviously couldn’t move, so Felix grabbed her and threw Bella onto the bed. Aro sauntered over to the side of the bed, while Jane went to stand by the door with a scowl on her face.

“Anything you would like to say?”

“Why would I have something to say?” Bella was confused by the question.

“No begging?” Aro obviously wanted her to beg for her life. She shook her head.

“Alright, let’s begin.” Aro leaned over and swept the hair away from her throat. “I must warn you, it will hurt for… a bit.”

“Why don’t you just break my neck?” Bella was eager for her life to end now.

“Because, that would be no fun for me.” Aro stated it like it was common knowledge.

“You’re disgusting.”

“I know.” And then Aro bit down on Bella’s neck.

I pulled out of the vision, not wanting so see him drain Bella of her life. I looked up and Alice was standing in the doorway of my room, she had somehow opened the door. “Edward, I’m sorry.”

I paid no attention to her as I hung my head in my hands. “She’s gone. There’s nothing I can do to save her.” It was too much to handle. I had tried so hard to keep her safe from this terribly dark world that I lived in, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t.

I stood up to leave. I needed to suffer alone, not under the watchful eye of Alice. “Edward, please don’t run off. Stay here with us, we can help you.” She begged me, but I ignored her.

As I ran into the forest I heard Alice calling for Jasper to follow me, I quickened my pace. I didn’t know where I was going until I was standing in the center of it, the sun shining down on me, casting rainbows on the grass and trees. I was in my meadow, no, our meadow. And that was too much; I fell to the ground where I was, crying dry tears.

“So, this is where you two always went.” Jasper was standing in the shade of the trees. “Do you want to talk about it?”

“Not really right now.” Jasper nodded his head in agreement and then sat beside me. And suddenly, I wanted to. I wanted to talk about how terrible I felt, for putting the woman I loved in such a horrible situation, and endangering her life. “I could have saved her.”

“You didn’t know that was going to happen, no one did.”

“I don’t just mean I could have saved her from the Volturi, I meant from James and Victoria too. I should have stayed in Alaska. I shouldn’t have come back to Forks. I put her life in such danger, yet I could never tear myself away from her except that once and even then she was still in danger from my existence.”

“No one can blame you. You’re in love.”

“Was.” I corrected him.

“May I point out that Alice’s vision didn’t show her actually die.”

“But she is dead.”

“How can you-“

“I just know! Ok? Why don’t you just go report back to Alice and tell her that I’m not doing anything stupid.” I couldn’t take it anymore, a strangled sob escaped from between my lips.

“Come on.” Jasper said helping me up. “Sitting here probably isn’t doing you much good.”

“Fine.” We ran back to the house, but I didn’t feel the thrill I usually did when running. Something was missing, and I knew what it was. I didn’t have my precious Bella hanging on to me as I ran, and I never would feel that way again.