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After Edward's sudden departure in New Moon, we all know how lost Bella felt. When Edward unexpectantly returns, will Bella welcome him with open arms or will she believe he is just a figment of her imagination?


5. The Breakup (Finale)

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---Edward's POV---

I ran back home and Alice nearly attacked me with her hugs.

"Yay! I saw you guys! I love it!", Alice squealed.

I smiled at her and hugged her back. "Thanks Alice"

"Oh anytime!", she grinned.

Alice truly was a good sister to me.

"Should I tell the others?", I asked her not bothering to read anyone's mind. I didn't want anything ruining the joy of my own thoughts.

"I already did. Everything's settled, we're back in Forks", she smiled. She couldn't be any happier unless she were me.

"Thanks Alice, I owe you one.", I promised.

"You got me my best friend back and my brother's happiness. It really was a selfish act on my part.", she grinned.

I playfully rolled my eyes. "Should I be mad at you?", I teased.

"Yes", she smiled back and left to go be with Jasper.

I took in a deep breath and couldn't wipe the smile from my face.

The next morning, Bella was supposed to break up with Newton. He'd better be nice to her. I had offered to be there with her during the breakup but she'd preferred not to. She did tell me to listen in to make sure things went well.

Bella had walked over to him. Mike's mind was thrilled as he leaned in to kiss her. I cringed. I was relieved when she covered her mouth.

"Listen, Mike. We need to talk.", as she said this, his grin faded. It made me happy.

"Alright. Let's talk", he said.

"Mike, I'm sorry but rather than play around with words I'll say it straight out. I'm breaking up with you. Edward is my one true love and when he was gone I looked for support and love elsewhere but didn't find it with you. I appreciate everything you've done for me. I will never forget it, but things aren't going to work out as a couple. I really am sorry I hope you can forgive me.", she said sincerely. I was proud of her, she was honest but not harsh. I knew from personal experience how difficult that was to do.

He nodded. His thoughts were blank.

"I understand. Thank you for being honest. Can we still be friends?", Mike always played the good guy but what he wanted more than anything right now was to murder me. He didn't realize how incredibly impossible that was. It was a bigger risk for him to attempt to hurt me than it was to leave things alone.

"Of course Mike. You're my best buddy", she smiled and hugged him.

"Tell Cullen he's a lucky guy", he said and walked away.

"Thank you", she responded but he wasn't listening anymore.

She rose from her seat and walked over to me. I pulled her to into my arms as she took a deep breath.

"You were wonderful, love. Very kind. He's not angry with you. He loathes me though", I smiled.

"He always has. It was just so hard though. Mike really likes--well liked me. I didn't want to hurt him.", she sighed into my shoulder.

"Hurt was not the emotion he felt. Hate is a better word", I chuckled. "He'll be fine"

"I hope you're right", she still looked bothered.

"When am I not right?", I teased hoping to cheer her up. The truth of the matter was that I am almost never right.

My effort worked. She smiled. I kissed her.

"I love you", she said.

"I absolutely adore you. I can't be without you. For my own personal needs, you are my top priority. From now until forever you are the main decision maker. Look where my supposedly right thoughts have taken us. Putting ourselves through torturous agony for nearly a year. It was hard. I'll never leave you again", I promised.

"And if I leave you?", I could tell she was joking but I would be honest anyhow.

"It would kill me. But I would prefer your happiness", I told her.

"Psh. If I ever left you, I would be far from happy. The opposite.", she admitted.

"So don't go", I smiled kissing her.

"Never", she giggled and kissed me back.

Wow I loved this woman.