New Life, New World
We've all heard it before, Edward leaves, Bella gets changed into a vampire, and after years, she meets Edward again. But what if this time there's a twist?
16. Our Farewell
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Chapter 16: Our Farewell
After Alice left Edward’s old room, I collapsed back into his black leather couch and closed my eyes. What was I gonna do? Damnit.
Why couldn’t I decide? I love both the Cullens and my family immensely. Right then, I felt a vibration in my pocket. I picked it up and saw that the phone at my old house was calling me. I groaned and threw my phone at the wall.
I leaned my head back and was just drifting off, trying to think about anything but my current situation. I heard a knock at the door and Alice came in again.
“Hi, Bella, you want to watch a movie? We left a few here and I know you are probably bored and trying to get your mind off of everything. So, why not kill a few brain cells along the way?” She laughed.
I smiled and nodded. I got up off of the couch and followed her down the stairs and into the living room. I collapsed onto the huge white recliner and stared at the blank screen.
“Okay, so what do you want to watch? We have Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the season with Angel, which is the best. We also have Interview With a Vampire, Blood and Chocolate, or Van Helsing? We used to have a big selection, and made fun of the movies.” Alice smiled at the thought.
I stared at the movies. “I just can’t think that you guys would do that.” I thought out loud.
“Oh yeah, every single Sunday afternoon we always did that.” She continued smiling. “My favorite is Van Helsing.”
“Van Helsing it is then. I’ve never seen it either.” I said, relaxing back into the chair as she put the movie. We sat in the plush white recliners and watched the movie, Alice laughing every now and then at the stereotypicalness of the actions happening in the movie.
I just stared at the screen, not really comprehending any of it. All of a sudden, I heard my ringtone, “Better than Me” by Hinder coming from my cell. I looked at my caller ID to see who it was and saw that it was coming from Danny’s cell. I groaned and threw my phone at the wall, smashing it to pieces that flew everywhere.
The movie paused and Alice looked over at me. “Bella, are you okay?” She asked.
“Just peachy,” I growled and crossed my arms over my chest, acting like a fourteen-year-old girl. Alice continued to play the movie and when the credits started to roll, she popped in disk one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3.
I watched the TV, watching humorously as Buffy thrust a wooden stake into a zombie looking creature that was apparently a vampire. “If this is how Hollywood depicts us, than I am just appalled!” Alice laughed. I looked over at my sister and smiled.
“Good to know that I can make you smile!” She said. “Even when you’re in one of your depressing moods!”
I shook my head and looked back at the screen. Credits rolled by again and again and the episodes were played and before I knew it, without even paying attention to the TV, the season was over with.
“We have season 7. That has Spike in it, Rosalie has a crush on him, even though I don’t know why, she’s nuts, so we can watch that!” She suggested. I nodded my head absently, just wanting something to do through this silence.
Why did I have this sudden feeling of wanting to be home? I wondered to myself. I chose to come here. I shook my head vigorously, trying to get those thoughts out of my head. Throughout the seventh season, I kept getting sideways glances from Alice.
Alice stood up for what seemed to be the twentieth time and she turned off the television, taking the DVD out of the machine and sliding it back into its case. “So…” She started, staring around the room. “We watched these movies all night and well into today… what do you want to do now?” She asked, finally looking at me.
“Alice, I want you to go home.” I said, saying what I had wanted to say since we got here. I saw a look of deep grief pass over her face.
“Why?” She asked.
“I’ve seen the look on your face since we left the house. I know that you miss Jasper a lot, so much that your faux cheerfulness is starting to get annoying.” I smiled.
She smiled to, but she seemed hesitant. “I do miss Jasper a lot Bella so much that my stomach hurts at time. But Bella, you are my sister and I stick by family when they are in need.” She said, walking over to me and bringing me into a bone crushing hug.
I smiled, hugging her back just as hard. “Now, what do we do now?” I asked.
“You said that you could play piano?” She said. I nodded. “Play something.”
I hesitantly looked at the piano in the corner. After a minute, U nodded, walking over to the big black grand instrument and started to play a song by Within Temptation, called Our Farewell. The soft melody transformed through my fingers as I started to sing.
In my hands
A legacy of memories
I can hear you say my name
I can almost see your smile
Feel the warmth of your embrace
But there is nothing but silence now.
I closed my eyes, thinking about the lyrics, pictures of Edward flashing through my memory.
Around the one I loved
Is this our farewell?
Sweet darling you worry too much, my child
See the sadness in your eyes
You are not alone in life
Although you might think that you are
I started to speed up in my playing, not looking at the keys, just thinking on how I never got to say goodbye to Edward.
This day would come so soon
We had no time to say goodbye
How can the world just carry on?
I feel so lost when you are not by my side
But there's nothing but silence now
Around the one I loved
Is this our farewell?
So sorry your world is tumbling down
I will watch you through these nights
Rest your head and go to sleep
Because my child, this not our
This is not our farewell.
My fingers and my voice stopped in unison. I stared down at the keys, tears falling down my face. The tears kept falling down my face as I felt Alice engulf me in yet another bone crunching hug. “Oh Bella.” She whispered into my hair.
“You want to go home don’t you?” She whispered. I nodded, tears still rolling at an alarmingly fast rate down my pale cheeks. “Okay. Let’s…” But before she could finish her sentence, we heard a car pulling up the driveway.
My head snapped up from underneath Alice’s chin to see a sleek four door black Mercedes pull into the space next to the bright pink Mini Cooper we had rented at the airport.
I saw a familiar head pop out of the passenger side door.
“Edward.” I whispered.
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