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The Vision

Summary:
Alice gets a vision about our favorite star-crossed couple's deaths. No matter what is done, the vision keeps coming. Is there any way to stop it? COMPLETE!!!


Notes:


3. Part 3

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1318   Review this Chapter

(Edward’s Point of View)

Crap.

Not now.

“You have really crappy timing, you know.” I told Victoria.

“I try,” she responded, before taking a snap at me. I threw her against a tree, growling. She only laughed. At the sound of Carlisle’s growl, I flew back, letting the others fight her. I pulled Alice back from the fight.

“I’m going ahead. After Bella.” I told her, my voice grave.

Her eyes widened.

“Oh, but Edward! If you go by yourself…the vision…” I made an effort not to flinch… “oh…never mind…just be safe. OK? If I see anything… I’ll come.”

“Deal.” I smiled grimly, before taking off towards the meadow.

I had to hurry. The meadow was still at least a half an hour’s run away. I pushed my speed, inching towards top acceleration. My mind flashed back to the vision, the one where Bella and I were killed. I growled, a low sound in the back of my throat.

“I swear,” I vowed. “I will not let the Volturi kill Bella. If I do, I deserve to die.”

No one heard me, but I felt actually saying the vow made it more…meaningful than just thinking it.

The half hour seemed to inch by, but finally, I reached the trail that led to the meadow. I pulled a sharp turn, and increased my speed even more. I was sure there was no way I could go any faster, but I still felt like I was going slowly.

When I got to the entrance of the meadow, I was met by Marcus and Felix.

“Hello, Edward.” Felix’s voice was with such warmth, one would think we were lifelong friends, rather than eternal enemies.

“Where is Bella?” I demanded, the rage evident in my voice.

“Tsk tsk. Such a temper, Edward.” Marcus and Felix made room for Aro to stride through, his smile pasted on his face.

“Where is Bella?” I repeated.

“Now, now. Bella is right here. See?” And he waved his arm to his right, where Bella was being restrained by Jane.

Aro gave Jane a look that I didn’t understand, and then Jane sighed. Her arms released Bella, who ran over to me the instant she was free. I held her in my arms, while she cried happily into my chest.

OK. I have Bella. Now I have to get out. I listened behind me intently. I didn’t hear any movement. I might not have another chance to get out. I ad to run with her now.

I grabbed Bella up into my arms in one movement, whipped around, and started running back the way I came in. I ran for a mile, grinning at my escape, before I stopped suddenly, digging my feet into the ground to stop quicker. A wall of Volturi as far to the right and the left as I could see met me.

Damn it.

“Such a disappointment. I really thought you would behave yourself better, Edward. Did you really think we would just let you get away?” Aro’s voice chimed from behind me.

I held Bella recklessly close. I had her with me now. There was no way in hell I was letting her go now.

The ring of Volturi guard walked forward, closing in on us. I backed up. Crap. I had to go back to the meadow now. I had fallen right into Aro’s trap. I turned around, and ran, at a slower speed, back to the meadow.

“That’s better.” Jane hissed. “Now, let go of the girl.”

“No.” My voice was stubborn, unwilling to change.

“I’m sorry. I don’t think we like that answer.” Jane leaned forward, preparing to leap at us. I took a defensive position. “Now let me try again. Let go of the girl.”

I looked around me. There were way too many Volturi guard around here, all of them matching Jane’s position. They were making it clear: Let go of Bella or get slaughtered. I didn’t care what they did to me; it was my fault we were in this position anyways. But I wanted to keep Bella safe, even if it only meant being alive a little longer.

I looked down at Bella, whose expression was horrified. No. I couldn’t put her in any more danger than was necessary. I sighed, and mouthed, ‘I’m sorry, my love.’ Her eyes widened, and it killed me. If only she understood how much better it would be if we cooperated. Even if that better meant living a few minutes more…

I placed her back down on the ground, and turned her around. One more thing… I kissed her, forgetting my careful wall. She kissed me back, and when she got dizzy, I pulled away, and took a step back. In an instant, Marcus was behind her. He placed a hand on her shoulder, and she jumped.

“That’s better.” Jane hissed, her smile sending chills down my spine. I refused to show signs of weakness, though. I would not give her that pleasure.

I tried to keep my eyes away from Jane. If our eyes met, she would able to use her ability on me. I looked back to Bella, who was now restrained to the tree, just like in the vision. No…

I took a step towards her, to help her. Suddenly, Marcus was behind me, laughing softly. “You really don’t want to do that.”

I fought against Marcus’s hold, loosening it. But then Felix was behind me too. And I could not fight off the both of them. They turned me to the right, struggling to make me move at all. “Stupid animal drinker. Move!” Felix hissed.

I looked up to where they were moving me. That was the wrong thing to do. I looked up, right into Jane’s blood red eyes. She was grinning at me, and suddenly pain rippled through my body. I couldn’t feel my legs anymore. Marcus and Felix grunted as they dragged me over to the tree. I started to crawl away, though. (Crawling was all that I could do at this point.) So Marcus pulled out a thin chain. He tied it around me, chaining me to the tree. I tried to break the chains, but was in too much pain to move. Jane leaned back against a nearby tree, smiling evilly at me. A larger wave of pain fell over me, and it was all I could do not to scream. I looked over to Bella, still concerned about her.

“No. No. This can’t be happening.” She was looking ahead of her, toward the approaching shadow with black eyes.

No. No. The vision…it was coming true! I tried to fight against the chains again, but was only greeted with a sharper wave of increasing pain. I looked back to Bella, who was looking at Aro, horrified.

His eyes were midnight black. He was starving, and she had unnaturally delicious blood. And don’t even start about her delicious scent…

He stalked forward. No. Bella!

Bella,” I called out weakly. She looked over to me, seeming more worried about my situation. Silly Bella. She should be worried about herself right now! A small growl from Aro brought her attention back to her present situation.

Aro leaned over to her, brushing her hair away from her neck. He leaned over to her, and bared his unusually sharp teeth, which were dripping with venom. He bit into her neck, and her scream rang out through the forest.

He did not pull away. He was draining her. After a few minutes of this, he pulled away. Bella looked over to me, whispering, “I love you, Edward.” Then her head slumped onto her shoulders.

No…Bella,” I called out, still weakly, before the pain was too much. That combined with the pain of Bella dying right before me was just too much. My vision was lost as I passed out, Jane’s laughter echoing throughout my head.