Bella finally goes through her transformation, but it leads to problems amongst the Cullen family. Bella decides to leave. Fifty years later, she runs into THEM again. What will happen between our favorite couple?
OK, so this is my first time writing in this style. So be kind. I normally write with more emotion, getting more into the character, but I wanted to try writing this way. I hope it turned out OK...
4. Chapter 4
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Edward and Alice both suddenly ran towards Emmett. They both caught him and pulled him back, away from me.
“You. Need. To. Get. A. Grip. Emmett,” Alice said through her teeth.
“You deserved it,” Edward added, growling again. “You do not get to go attacking her.”
Shock ran through me. He was coming to attack me?
Why was Emmett coming to attack me? Through all the memories I had of my time with the Cullens, Emmett had always accepted me, always been like a big brother to me. So… why was he attacking me now?
Was it really my fault that Rosalie had run off? I looked into Emmett’s eyes, seeing only hatred and fury. What happened to laughing, teddy-bear Emmett? Did he really… hate me?
Maybe he wasn’t the only one who hated me. I knew that Rosalie did, but… did the others? Did Carlisle, or Esme? Did Alice and Jasper hate me?
I felt a lump quickly rising in my throat. I must be a monster. I have been a vampire in this household for less than a week, and I was already tearing this family apart. How could they all not hate me? I whipped around, the lump growing to a point that breathing was growing difficult. I began to run into the forest, not paying attention to where I was going.
“Bella!” I heard Edward call, and I heard the sound of passage behind me as he released Emmett to pursue me. It didn’t take long before he had caught up with me, and he grabbed my wrist, pulling me to a stop.
“Let me go, Edward,” I choked, trying to loosen my grip.
“Bella, Emmett is just-”
“Edward,” I interrupted. “Let me go.” I was tearing their family apart. I was a monster. If I cared for this family at all, and I do, I really do, then I would leave, so that they could be happy.
“Bella,” Edward tried again, his expression looking almost hurt. I suddenly realized that this was what Edward felt like, when he was leaving me. Except this time, I wasn’t going to give that horrid promise that he gave me. No, that had torn me apart, and I wasn’t going to do that to him. I cared about him too much to hurt him like that.
“Edward.” With one, swift pull I managed to pull my wrist out of his grip. He looked into my eyes, shock and hurt mixed into his expression. The lump grew and grew; I wasn’t sure how much longer that I could hold it all in. I stared into his eyes for an endless amount of time, unable to say goodbye. Maybe, I could stay, and maybe… maybe just Edward and I could escape together, just the two of us.
I shook my head. No, if I wanted his family to stop from becoming any more torn apart, I had to leave. Even if that meant leaving the one thing that meant the world to me.
The lump in my throat disabling me from being able to say goodbye, I turned, running swiftly into the forest, faster than I had ever gone before.
I took one final glimpse behind me, unable to stop myself. I saw Edward, his hands over his face, falling limply to his knees.