My Version of The End
This is my version of Chapter 3: The End, in New Moon!!! I decided to make Bella more stubborn than usual!!!
I do not own any of the Twilight series. I am nothing but an extremely addicted fan!!!
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This was going to be the hardest day of my life. Tomorrow would be just as difficult, if not worse, and the day after would bring more misery before the relief could come. I was going to try to change Bella myself. We were prepared in the place chosen for this occasion.
“Are you ready, love?”
She nodded. I lowered my head to her neck and kissed it before sinking my teeth into her flesh. I could feel the flow of venom increase. I didn’t breathe and refused to taste her blood as I bit her wrists and ankles. Desperately hoping to shorten the amount of time my angel would be in pain, I bit her right above her heart, too. I staggered back, still not breathing; I wasn’t taking any chances. Alice came up behind me.
“Good job, Edward. You put a lot of venom into her bloodstream. She’ll be done with the transformation in fifty-two hours. That’s a new record. I’m proud of you.”
Bella started screaming. I ran to her and pulled her into my arms. This was going to be hell. I could almost feel the fire again as I remembered my own transformation. 1918 had been 90 years ago, but I could recall every detail vividly. My sweet Bella was feeling that pain, and it was my fault. I couldn’t stop hurting her no matter what I did. It would be over soon, though. I would never cause my beloved pain ever again. The hours passed quickly and slowly at the same time.
I could feel the fire burning through my veins. The last time I got bit by a vampire was nothing compared to this. I could hear Edward telling me that it would be over soon, but I didn’t believe him until I felt the pain lessening. I knew that screaming did no good at all, but I couldn’t help it. The pain was scalding. It was as if I were being burn alive from the inside. I felt like I was going to spontaneously combust any second. The pain was dulling noticeably now. I held back my screams; glad for the ability to do so.
I could see her fighting to keep from screaming. She was trying to shield me from her pain but to no avail. I could feel what she was feeling via the intensity of my memory. I pulled her closer to me. She shouldn’t be in so much pain. How could I have done this to her? How could I have done this to the angel I loved so dearly? Emmett walked into the room.
“Regret will do you no good. She may be in pain, but this is what she wanted. You couldn’t just ignore her will because of the pain it would cause. If three days of intense pain would’ve made you human again, wouldn’t you have endured for her? I don’t like seeing her like this either. I’ve never had to watch someone else’s transformation before. My little sis deserved much better than this life, but this is the life she wants. She wants you; forever.”
I was shocked. Emmett didn’t usually sound so serious. First his toast at the wedding, and now this; what was going on!
“Thanks, man. I can’t help it. Could you imagine seeing Rose hurting that badly without it killing you inside?”
“No, I couldn’t. Even picturing it is painful. I see your point; just don’t wallow in self-pity. I’d say that her heart only has two or three beats left.”
We both listened as Bella heart slowed and stopped all together.
“I’ll leave the two of you alone.” He walked out of the room. Bella looked up at me. Her eyes were bright red. She was so beautiful; she had always been beautiful. I kissed her forehead.
“I love you, my darling angel. I will never hurt you again.”
“I love you, too, Edward.”- Her expression twisted-“I’m thirsty.”
“Let’s go hunt then. Who do you want to come with us? Carlisle doesn’t want us to go by ourselves; safety precaution.”
“Who else is thirsty? Whoever needs to go hunting, should go.”
“All right; everyone will go!”
We hunted for a few hours before coming home. Bella was very graceful when she hunted even for a vampire. Emmett was still in a serious mood and it made me wonder.
“Hey Emmett, are you okay?”
I honestly don’t know. I’ve been thinking about a lot of stuff lately. Most of it was when you would spend your nights with Bella. I thought about how all you did was lie next to her and watch her sleep. You sang to her, and talked to her. Never once did you take advantage of the fact that you were in her bedroom. I wouldn’t have been able to control myself- in the physical sense of wanting to do more than kiss- if I was you and Rose was Bella. Rose and I haven’t just spent the night holding each other and talking, nothing else, in over a year. Of course, you probably already knew that. It’s just made me look at a lot of things in a new light that I had never considered before. I’m sure I’ll return to normal at some point, but for now I can’t shake this feeling that things aren’t the way they should be. I never just hold her in my arms and think about how much she means to me. I never tell her how much I love her at a spontaneous moment. When I see you with Bella, Jasper with Alice, and Carlisle with Esme, I can’t help but admire how you guys seem to know what to do and say that makes those girls know they’re loved more than even a vampire could have thought possible. It gives me the feeling that maybe I haven’t made it clear to Rosalie that she’s the center of my entire existence, being, and universe. I don’t know. I’m probably just being stupid. What do you think?
“I’m not sure how to put this. Let’s go for a drive. Hey, you guys I need to talk to Emmett about something. We’ll be back in an hour or so. I’m not completely sure.”
What’s going on, Edward?
I ignored Rosalie’s thought. Emmett and I walked to the garage. We got in my car and sped off. Within minutes we hit the freeway. It killed me to leave Bella for one second, but Emmett needed my help with this. Our family needed a silly joker and the current holder of that position was sharing my job of serious, practical worrier and thinker.
“No problem. Every night that I watched Bella sleep, I would listen to her heartbeat and steady breathing, marveling at the fact that she wanted to be with me. I always wondered how she could look at me with love instead of horror, how she could see me as a person instead of a monster. Part of me still wonders, but I have no clue. Rosalie has been worried about you lately. She’s noticed your serious attitude, and how different you’ve been acting.”
“You should have said something sooner. How long had she been worrying?”
“It’s been in the back of her mind for about a week, but she hasn’t acknowledged it to me until today. When we left she asked what was going on in her mind.”
“Oh, crap. This is just great. Do you have any suggestion?”
“If I were you, I would start planning some time for just the two of you. You could ask Esme if you can borrow her island. You just need to get back in tune with each other. The same thing happened to Carlisle and Esme, believe it or not. It was about the time that Carlisle got Esme that island, come to think of it. The thing is a miracle worker with relationships. Spend a couple of weeks there and actually see more than the bedrooms. Swim in the sea, go for walks, and watch movies together. Be together without being all over each other is basically the point.”
“That’s a really good idea. Thanks again, Edward. I don’t know what’s been wrong with me lately, but I’m going to find out and fix it. My lack taunting you wasn’t on purpose. I guess I owe you a couple of weeks without that though. If this works, I’ll owe you big time!”
“Yes, you will. Let’s get home.”
I turned the car around and drove home at four times the legal speed limit.
I don’t blame you for being in a hurry!
I smiled. We made it home and I beat Emmett inside the house. Bella was in my arms by the time he ran through the door. Rosalie already had a suitcase packed.
“Where are we going, Emmett? Alice and Esme won’t tell me.”
“It’s a surprise! Thank you, Esme. Thank you, Alice. I can’t believe you already managed to get plane tickets.”
“I’m a talented person. I’ve had two hours to work with this, how could I not already be prepared? Really Emmett, you need this vacation!”
He laughed in agreement.
“You have no idea.”
They loaded Rosalie’s Convertible, and Alice drove them to the airport. I hugged Bella tightly as they went down the driveway. I hoped that I would never get to the point where I didn’t hold Bella at night, sing to her, and tell her how much she means to me. Looking down at my lovely wife, I couldn’t imagine that day ever coming.