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Marionette

Summary:
Edward leaves Bella. The Volturi find a human aware of them, and come for her. Thirteen years later, Bella is a trained member of the guard, loyal, important, enslaved… Readers- I’m moving accounts. This was a shared account with someone who doesn’t really like me anymore. So I’ll post this to all the stories I wrote (I’ll only continue some) then you can read them. Continuing: Complications, Goneandnevercomingback., Marionette, mynewLife, and SpilledMascara. If what you read wasn’t listed and you want it continued, tell me through the “contactauthors” button on the “elainamorrigan” account why I should continue. -elle/Twizzler


Notes:
Twisler Terrier All these characters (with the exception of Azuria named after my beautiful cat) belong to Stephenie Meyer.


8. time bomb

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Edward ran over and kissed me.

Edward kissed me…

Edward kissed me?

Edward kissed me!

My breath came in as a wild gasp, I tangled my fingers in his hair and clutched him closer. Sparks, no, fireworks flew up. I wanted him. I needed him. I had to have him. He had to be mine. I had to be his. It wasn’t want, it was need. I needed Edward again. I needed him to be with me, all day, every day.

Edward, Edward, Edward!

Thousands of memories I never knew I had flooded over me: biology, the Volvo, La Bella Italliana, Baseball, James, my eighteenth birthday, the meadow. Oh! The meadow!

Edward, Edward, Edward!

He save me in Port Angeles, his crooked smile, his kisses, the nights he stayed with me, his wonderful eyes, he took care of me, he loved me, he left me…

Edward, Edward, Edward!

He said he loved me, but never did. He had his distractions, most likely another beautiful vampire, or heaven forbid a human. Maybe it was Anna…

Edward, Edward, Edward!

His tongue grazed the bottom of my lip, I felt his sweet breath in my mouth.

Oh never mind!

No, I need to focus on my heath. Lord knows what will happen to me later if this continues.

I removed my hands from his hair and dragged them to his chest. With all my willpower I shoved him away, my breathing heavy.

He grinned, my shield was down the whole time, he’d heard everything. I snapped it back up.

“Why did you do that?” I asked, angry. I had a good life and he’d just ruined it. All those years I’d spent trying to forget, he ruined it. All the pain that disappeared would be back. God, the voice better not return!

He wouldn’t stop grinning. “Bella, you remember!”

Don’t call me Bella!” I said firmly, “My name is Ella.”

“You can’t deny it, you remember.” He said.

I clenched my teeth, “I am so out of here.”

I ran, he followed.

“Stop it Edward!” I wailed, “Leave me alone! Please!”

“Enough Bella, tell me you remember, admit it, no more games.”

I had to get away. I was about to break down. The pain and depression were like a time bomb waiting to explode at any second, “Fine, I do, it doesn’t change anything. I don’t love you and you don’t love me. It’s not important, I don’t care!”

That made him stop, he stood frozen in place. I took that opportunity to run.

He doesn’t love me, he doesn’t love me. It’s not a big deal.

“Felix!” I screamed. He ran to me about halfway.

“What’s wrong?” he was full of concern, soon replaced with anger, “Did they hurt you?”

I shook my head, collapsing into him and sobbing dryly, “I-I remember. It came b-back!”

He was shocked, “The voice?”

“N-no, the memories, it’s all back. I r-remember it all.”

He hugged me tighter, “I’m so, so, so sorry Ella. I told Azuria this was a bad idea. Ever since you told me you needed to forget I feared this would happen. Look at me Ella,” I had turned away, “which is better for you?”

I was confused.

“Do you want to stay or go?” he clarified.

“Stay. He never loved me, and I don’t love him. I love you, Felix. You have stuck with me. You do love me. You have taken care of me. What has Edward given me? Pain, emptiness, he left. I don’t need him. I don’t want him.” Lies, so many lies. Not only to others, but myself too.

“Alright,” he said.

Years ago I’d told Felix that I was sick of remembering Edward, so I tried to not think about him. The fact that human memories fade anyway helped, and Felix changed the subject anytime it steered that way. And as much as I didn’t want to admit it, the torture helped me forget too.

Felix loved me. Felix cared. I told him everything, and he supported me. When I was tortured and there was nothing he could do, he had to leave the room, it was too much to see me in pain, to hear my screams. He actually fought Azuria and Jane to protect me and has the scar on his left arm to prove it. He always had my best interests in mind. He was perfect.

He helped me when he had so much else going on. He joined to save his brother, who needed to die for his crimes. Felix offered service to help him, and now Felix is stuck. He can’t leave, but he doesn’t want to stay. He’s like a prisoner.

We were to the others now, I turned to Jasper, “You can go back. You are not guilty of the crimes we thought you were. Don’t give us another reason to come back, or I’ll make sure you all get torn to shreds.”

For the first time in my life, Azuria looked guilty. Felix was glaring at her.

Jasper nodded and left. “Lets go,” I commanded.

The plane ride back to Volterra was long and painful, the bomb ticking cruelly and quickly. There was no wire to cut but one, the unthinkable, I can’t go back, I can’t, I can’t!

“You asked for me Aro?” I said shortly after we got back.

“Yes, Ella dear, how did it go?” he held out his hand. I dropped the shield and touched his hand.

After five seconds he dropped it, “I’m so sorry dear.”

I smiled, “Hardly sir. I’m alright. Did you need me to do something for you?”

“I’m glad to hear that your okay,” he said, “I’m sending you to do Heidi’s job. Just this once, don’t worry. She’s busy with something for me, that’s all.”

I nodded and walked out to trick the humans here, it would be harder this time, so much harder now that I remembered another way of life.

Edward’s Point Of View

I walked slowly back to the house, She didn’t love me, she doesn’t love me…

Three days later.

I had been catatonic for the past few days, not even trying to get over the shock. Being without the numbness would be too painful.

“Edward?” Alice asked through my bedroom door.

“What?” She came in and sat next to me on the couch.

“I have some bad news,”

I waited.

“It’s Bella.” I forced myself to focus, “Edward, apparently she did something they told her not to and…well…she’s dead Edward.”

I couldn’t think, her words wouldn’t sink in. I stood up and left the house, concerned eyes following me. I needed some space, I needed to think.

Bella’s dead. Bella’s dead. Bella’s dead.

And soon I’d join her.

Jasper’s Point Of View

Edward started to walk away from the house, pain, sadness, and shock leaking from him.

I heard Alice scream from up stares and ran to her.

“Alice, what did you see?” I asked.

“Edward,” she murmured, “Edward, is going to…to…”

She didn’t have to finish, I knew, and he was already miles away.