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!!!
8. Chapter 8
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“I’m so glad you’re alright,” I whispered as I reached him, wrapping my arms around him in a tight embrace. I pulled back, smiling, to see his ethereal face. A mixture of astonishment and disbelief was on his face, and I turned to Jasper for some help.
He is giving off disbelief in waves… He’s also pleased. And afraid, though I’ve no idea why…
I tried reading his mind, to get the reasons behind the emotions, when I reached a brick wall. Nothing.
“Figures,” I mumbled aloud. Of course I can’t read his thoughts… But does that mean that I can’t insert thoughts there as well? I decided to try.
Edward? Come on, we have to get out of here while Aro- My thoughts broke off as I winced. There was a snapping sound behind me, and I was afraid to look to see the cause of the noise. I already knew… While Aro is distracted with Jane, I quickly finished, sending the thoughts to him.
Surprise crossed his face.
“Great,” he mumbled. “Now I’m insane.”
“Not only am I delusional, I’m hearing things, too. Of course, the instant that I manage to not think about the pain of your death, I start hallucinating!” He was speaking very quickly, standing, but shaking his head.
I sighed. “Do we have to go through this every time?” I asked him. “You’re not crazy, I’m really here, and if we don’t move now, Aro is probably going to kill us.” With that, I grabbed his cool, almost normal temperature, hand and yanked him forward. My new strength had a plus. He stumbled forwards, pulled by my hand.
“I saw Aro kill you,” Edward whispered. Another crunching sound came from behind us, and I cringed, pulling Edward again so that he would run with all of us. We needed to get out of here. Fast.
“You saw him bite me,” I corrected. “There was still some blood left, and three days later, I woke up in a LaPush hospital.”
“They found her first,” Alice answered for me. “It was quite an inconvenience, actually. She ended up having to jump out the window on the twelfth floor to get out.”
“You jumped out a window?” he asked, almost angrily.
“Hey,” I protested. “I’m not glass anymore, in case you didn’t notice.” We were outside the castle now, and running through the streets. The sun glinted momentarily off of my skin, before we were back in the shade. I smiled, my point proven.
When I looked at him, he was looking at me, too. At my eyes specifically. I knew that they were crimson red without having to check. The drawback to this life. A year of crimson eyes, until my human blood was drained completely, rendering them to turn the much preferred golden color.
“Only one year,” I reminded him softly. He nodded, a smile playing across his face.
One peek into Jasper’s thoughts told me that Edward was still doubtful, and the instant that we were out of Volterra, I pulled him aside. The others continued without us, heading back towards the spot we were at earlier.
Once we were alone, I turned back to him. Unbelievable beauty stood in front of me. Every perfect detail of his ethereal face was in perfect detail, a thousand times more detailed. I almost laughed at myself when I instinctively checked again for the hidden facets in his skin.
“What?” I finally asked. “What’s bothering you?”
He was silent, and the minutes passed.
He looked up, his lips turning upwards in a small smile. His eyes were soft, yet still held hints of disbelief.
“You’re here,” he said, very quietly.
“I thought you were…” he trailed off, unable to say the word.
“I’m here now,” I said, smiling softly. “I’m just glad that you’re alright.” So very glad…
I wrapped my arms around him in a hug, smiling against his stone chest when his arms wrapped around my waist and his lips pressed into my hair.
“I’m sorry,” he said suddenly.
“Because I wasn’t able to stop them, you had to go through those horrible three days of pain. And I wasn’t there.”
I smiled again. “You’re forgiven,” I whispered.
He rocked me in silence for a moment, before he pulled back an inch to look at me.
“You have an ability.” It wasn’t a question. I nodded.
“I can read thoughts,-”
“Copycat,” he laughed, interrupting me.
“And,” I continued, pretending to glower at him. “I can put thoughts into people’s minds.”
“Is that what you were doing before?” In the castle?
“You can read my mind?” he questioned. “That’s hardly fair.”
I laughed. “Actually, I can’t. I can put thoughts there, though.”
“Fate is kind after all,” he said with a smile. “Both of us can read minds, yet neither can read the other’s…”
“You should consider yourself lucky I can’t read your mind,” I teased.
“Is that so?”
I nodded. “Your cryptic remarks are half your personality,” I joked. He rolled his eyes.
We need to head to the airport soon, Esme thought. Both Edward and I heard it.
“I guess we should get over there,” I sighed. Edward nodded, before taking my hand unthinkingly. I smiled, before we ran over to join the others.
The plane ride back to Alaska was very long. Of course, I wasn’t tired, but the shadows under my eyes were darkening, and remaining normal around so many humans was proving difficult, despite my strong negative emotions towards such desires.
Jasper felt my thirst, and I apologized to him again and again for causing him to be thirsty as well by reflecting my emotions.
About two hours into the flight, there was a burning sensation in the back of my throat, venom coating my teeth as I inhaled the scents of the humans around us. I started at my words choice; I was calling them human, which meant my subconscious had already accepted that that was not what I was anymore. Which was true. I was not human – the thirst alone was proving that.
Edward kept his arm around me in the seats, telling me again and again that we only had three hours, two hours left, and then he would take me to hunt.
I thought the plane ride would never end.
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