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Maybe...Just Maybe

Summary:
What if Alice didn't see Bella jump? Bella is starting out her day like every other since Edward left. But she finds something that she never expected.She starts a journey to find true happiness but gets caught up in a war that threatens her life... And not to mention everything she's ever known, loved, and hated.
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23. Goodbye

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1195   Review this Chapter

“Get out of here!” Beck screamed. She had her hand raised defensively and I could already see it glowing threateningly.

“Make me. I beat you before Beck and I can do it again,” he said calmly. I could hardly contain my laughter.

“You asked for it,” I muttered loudly enough for him to hear. He looked at me confused until he saw what was shooting out of Beck’s hand. He yelped and was hit square on. He flew out of the house and into a tree. Him being my enemy and all, it made me laugh. Beck had a very triumphant look on her face.

“What was that Jonathan?” She asked. She stomped over to him before he had a chance to get up. She grabbed onto his arm and he looked down at him frightened. “That’s right. You can’t go anywhere. You want to know why. Because I’m the Head Angel,” she said full of spite. She threw him into another tree. “And now I can get payback for everyone you killed and every punch you threw at me!” Jonathan looked like wreck. Well, mostly because he was getting beat up by a girl about ¾ of his size. “How do you like it now!” Beck screamed in his ear. It was getting little scary, actually.

“Uh…Beck?” I said a little timidly. She rolled her eyes.

“Fine,” she muttered and stopped her rampage. “You will never come near Bella or anyone’s charges again? Got that?” she said into his ear. He nodded and got the hell out of there. She laughed evilly. She looked at our freaked out faces. “What?” she asked calmly. She then walked into the house. After that we all made sure to never make Beck angry again.

“What will we do about James?” I asked. He was full of revenge and I doubted that we would let Beck intimidate him.

“I’m not sure,” Beck said quietly. She was probably thinking the same thing. “This is a pretty big pickle we’re in,” she muttered. She then perked up. “But it is nine against one, so how hard can it be?” she said trying to lighten the mood. It didn’t work to well. I could feel everyone’s hopelessness and despair. Once again, just my luck.

I stepped outside to get some fresh air. It was getting tense inside the house. I walked over to a rock and sat down on it. I sighed and rested my head in my hands. The weight of the situation was weighing down on me. All I wanted was to be left alone.

“Don’t move,” a sinister voice behind me warned. I stiffened at the sound.

“What’s keeping me from yelling at the top of my lungs?” I challenged.

“A well placed missile at your boy friend,” he said.

“Leave me alone, James,” I said tired. “I have the Head Angel in there you know,” I said. I was not in the mood for this.

“No. You killed me and Victoria. And for that you must die,” James said a little loudly. Just about every Cullen and Beck looked out side to see James standing behind me.

“Now you did it,” I said moodily. Beck and the Cullens ran out side defensively.

“Let her go!” Beck yelled. James just snickered.

“Make me,” he said. He then grabbed me and held me up like a shield. I kicked him hard to get him to let me go, but he didn’t move an inch. I saw Beck’s hand fall down to her side in defeat. “Now, if you will excuse me,” he said. He looked like he was about to leave. Edward looked at me in horror as did the rest of the Cullens.

“Edward,” I whispered. I could feel the pain coming off him. And so could James because his hold on my weakened. I looked at him and I saw him narrow his eyes. I then remembered what Beck said. If demons absorb enough pain…then they will have to stay in Hell…forever. I knew what I would have to do. I really didn’t want to do it, because it would open old wounds that I wanted to forget. I looked at Edward sadly and closed my eyes.

“No,” he told me all those months ago. He didn’t love me. He told me that.

“You don’t love me?” Of course he didn’t. He left me. All those nights of crying for him. The gaping hole in my chest. What I did just to hear his voice. He left me to rot. He didn’t love me.

The hole on my chest was blaring. I sobbed quietly and tried to hug myself, but James’s grip on me was too strong. That only made my pain worse. Not to mention the pain Edward was in when he figured out what made me so sad. Than Jasper’s pain that mirrored mine and Edward’s pain. It just became too much…for both me and James. He dropped me and then cringed backwards. Beck took her chance and grabbed his arm so that he couldn’t leave.

“Edward,” I whispered. “Why did you leave?” I asked. I saw his face. It because full of hurt and sorrow.

“Let me go!” James screamed. But Beck didn’t loosen her grip. I saw James start to shake. He tried to pull his arm free but couldn’t. Finally, Beck found that he absorbed enough pain and let him go. He was gone in a second. I tried to calm down. I clutched the grass and laid flat. Edward walked over to me and put his hand on my shoulder.

“Bella, I am so sorry,” he said. I looked up to him.

“I’m okay,” I said genuinely. I sat up and hugged Edward tightly. “Beck?” I asked.

“Yes?”

“Is James gone for good?”

“I think so,” she said happily. I smiled and kissed Edward lightly.

“You’re safe so, I guess that I’m done guarding you,” Beck said sadly.

“Beck,” I said already missing her.

“You know the rules. When ever a guardian angel is done with their job, the person who they were guarding forgets that guardian angels exist,” Beck said.

“What?” I asked confused. I remembered her telling me that a long time ago, but why did it apply here?

“Bye, Bella,” she said giving me a hug.

“Wha-”

It was a beautiful spring day. We were all standing outside, not really knowing why.

“Uh…What are we doing out here?” Emmett asked confused.

“I’m not exactly sure,” I responded. I racked my memory for an explanation. All I remembered about the past week was going to Chicago, then Montana for some weird reason and then finding Edward. But what would explain the feeling that I was forgetting something?

“Come on, Bella! We’re going inside,” Alice called from the door. I nodded and went to join them. But from the corner of my eye, I could of sworn that I saw a girl smiling at me in the forest. But when I looked again she was gone. I must be seeing things, I thought. I shook my head and went inside to join my family.