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5. Chapter 5
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I kept on patrolling every night, sometimes Edward and Bella came with me, but in two months, not a single vampire had appeared. One kind or the other. I was totally useless here but couldn’t deny that it felt really good, I could finally rest and live my life normally ; even if sometimes, I thought about all those people who were killed around L.A… Giles carried on working as a librarian, he had met the pretty new computer teacher, Jenny Calendar, and was constantly joyful ever since. The love affair between Edward and Bella was as intense as always, they often went to their meadow ; and me ? Well, nothing, ha ! Actually, Xander once invited me for dinner but he’s not really my type… And this is very hard to refuse an invitation and break all his hopes, believe me. So, my life was pretty calm, my Mom was still working in her gallery and it was quite popular so she was happy. And that was what counts the most : she was happy and had more trust in me – even if she didn’t want me to go out sometimes. But she knew I had good friends so she wasn’t really that worried about me. And I didn’t want her to. So, today, this was going to be a good day again and, oh my God, it was finally sunny. I hurried to the door.
Something has been wrong these days. Edward wasn’t the same since… Well, since Jasper had almost attacked me but it wasn’t his fault. I was just too clumsy and had to wait for Jasper to be around to cut my finger while preparing some food. I wanted to talk to Edward, to ask him what was exactly wrong, whether he resented me or not but I didn’t want to make him angry. He didn’t stay last night and as I got up, I went to the bathroom to check it didn’t show that I had been crying. My eyes were a bit red but that’s it. I sighed and dressed up. Then, I went downstairs and walked to the kitchen ; he was here, sitting on one of the two chairs of the kitchen.
“Hi.” He simply replied without looking at me.
I got my breakfast ready and didn’t dare to speak, but I wanted to ask for the truth. I sat in front of him and waited. The feeling of nausea that was overwhelming me prevented me from eating.
“Bella, I must tell you something.”
I swallowed with difficulty. “Yes ?”
“I’m leaving.” He had said this with hard eyes.
I put my spoon down on the table, not wanting to drop it. I inhaled rapidly and asked : “Wh- what ?”
“I’m leaving today.” He repeated.
“Why ? I don’t understand…” My voice was trembling.
“So I won’t put you in danger anymore, you could live the life you want.” He was now looking at the table.
“In danger ? Edward, I’m safe with you. What are you…” And then, I got it. “It’s about last time with Jasper, isn’t it ? Edward, that was nothing. It was my fault, I was too clumsy, that’s it.”
“It wasn’t your fault. I should’ve never allowed myself to be with you.”
Pain mixed with fury invade me. “WHAT ? So you finally regret ! Edward, you promised to stay with me, you promised me not to leave !”
“As long as it’s what’s best for you.” How could he stay so calm ??
“I’m the one who can decide what’s best for me, you hear me ? No one else !” I was about to break in tears, knowing that I couldn’t keep him from leaving if he wanted it.
“Edward, you can’t do this. I can’t… I’m nothing at all without you. We could go together, somewhere for a while if you need it.” I was now begging.
He looked up at me, his eyes were so hard…
“I don’t want you to come with me.”
I couldn’t speak at first. Had I just imagined what he told me ? Or did he really say it ? He didn’t want me anymore.
“You… don’t want me ?”
“No.” And then he got up. I did the same immediately. I wasn’t ready for him to leave, I would never be able to stand this.
“Where are you going ?” I asked.
“I honestly don’t know. You have to promise me something.”
“Anything.” I could do everything for him.
“Get over me. Live your life the way you want it. You’ll never see me again, I’ll never come back in your life. It’ll be as if I’d never existed.”
As if he’d never existed ? How could I do this ? I felt him in every inch of my body every time. That was impossible. I felt the tears filling my eyes and then, he held me a last time and disappeared.
I stayed still for several minutes, unable to move. He has gone. For good. He will never come back. I finally felt my knees got weak and collapsed on the floor and cried like I had never cried before.
Ah finally, I could use my sunglasses ! I was wearing a white t-shirt, with a baby blue skirt. I was in a hurry to see Bella, just to babble with her ; actually she was my best friend now. Maybe because of the vampires stuff… But either way, we had many common points and at the same time, there were many differences between our personalities. So we could just get on well together. Plus, the Cullens were great – except Rosalie of course, I’ll never understand her problem – I really appreciated everyone.
When I arrived at school, I was surprised to realize that Bella’s truck wasn’t here yet, she should be here… And even if she didn’t come, she would warn me, I knew it : she warned me anytime she was sick and couldn’t come to school, so there was no reason she wouldn’t tell me today. I decided to wait on a bench so I would see her arriving at least but 2 minutes before the first class began, she still wasn’t here. Alright, something was wrong. I didn’t know what but something was wrong because Edward wasn’t here too. And I haven’t seen Rosalie’s car in the lot. I thought for a second, took my bike and came back towards her house. The ride took 10 minutes and I saw that her truck was still in the front yard. I let my bike on the ground and came into the house. At first, it was calm. No one was in the kitchen but I noticed that the 2 chairs were pulled and that the table hasn’t been cleaned ; Bella didn’t even eat her breakfast. What the hell was going on here ? I went to the living-room but it was empty too. Anxiety grew up in me as I went upstairs, maybe she was in her room after all or maybe she was too sick so she couldn’t warn me and Edward didn’t think about telling me too… The door of her room was closed, I approached my ear from the door but couldn’t hear anything. I finally knocked.
“Bella ? Are you in here ?” I called.
I knocked and called her again. As there was still nothing, I opened the door. She was on the floor, looking at her photo book. I walked to her and noticed that two pictures were missing in her photo book, two pictures of Edward…
“Bella, what’s wrong ?”
She looked up at me.
“Oh My God, you’ve been crying ! What’s going on ?” I said quite loudly.
“He’s… He’s gone… Edward’s gone.”
And then she broke in tears. It took me a few seconds for it to sink in. Oh. He has gone. The man – well, vampire actually – that she called the love of her existence has gone. Why ? When ? WHY ??
“What ? Why ? When ?”
“This morning. it’s because of what happened last weekend, I cut my finger while cooking and Jasper attacked me, hopefully, Edward was here. But he told me… that he didn’t want me to be in danger anymore. And he told me that…” She was now searching for air.
“He told you what ?”
“He told me that it’ll be as if he’d never existed, that I’ll never see him again. How am I supposed to go on with my life ?? Knowing that he’s somewhere in the world and that I’m here, without him, that one day I’ll finally die whereas he would still be here.”
I took her in my arms and didn’t say anything. Because I knew that nothing could comfort her right now. She was so in love with him, she loved him so much. What do you want me to say ? Honestly, I didn’t know how to react to her sadness. So I just held her for a long time until she finally calmed down. He knew I would be here for her, it certainly helped him to make this decision. But either way, even if she had me, what was he thinking ?? I was angry right now. He didn’t have the right to leave her this way, or to just leave her. Didn’t he know she was frail ? Even if she was often trying to show a strong side of her.
“You know what we’re going to do ? We’re going to stay here today, or we can go out if you want. But whichever you choose, I’m staying with you,” I told her.
She nodded. “I wanna stay here, thanks Buffy, really, I don’t want to be alone.”
I smiled at her gently.
As soon as I left Bella’s house, I began to run, run and run again. I didn’t want to hear her heart beating faster because of the sadness anymore. I know I had hurt her in the deepest of her soul but it was for her sake that I did it, I wanted her to be happy and safe. And it couldn’t be the case with me around. If I could cry, I would be have been from the moment I told her I was leaving ; the pain on her face was unbearable. She was so expressive. I didn’t know where I would go but I was still running : this was my way to ease the pain. Because even if I could easily hide my feelings, I was actually a mess ; she was the one who awoke the human in me, she was the only one I’ve ever loved, and I was condemned to live without her. To tell myself than one day, she’ll find someone else. A human. A man who would not represent any danger for her. But unfortunately, a man who couldn’t love her and protect her the way I can.
6 months already that Edward left. And at the beginning, I was really desperate because nothing I could do would comfort Bella. She was still this lifeless girl, who stayed in her own bubble ; I was the only one she talked to, Jessica didn’t care anymore and Angela waved from time to time. But that was all. If I wasn’t here, she would be all alone… But I was here so…
Tonight was a full moon so it was well lighted, I would go patrolling – for once ha ha. I really hoped vampires would choose this night to appear so at last, I could have something different to tell Bella besides homework. Normally, she was in my room, waiting for me. I’ll try to be fast, I didn’t like the idea of her being alone. It gave her too much time to think about Edward. I went downtown and in the cemetery first, as usual, and then I would go into the woods. Nothing downtown and in the cemetery. The woods would be empty for sure, once again… I was headed to the deep and dark forest when I felt someone behind me, I pretended not to have noticed and carried on at the same pace. But then, I heard that the person who was following walked a little faster than before. I suddenly stopped and turned around. And saw… no one. Pfff, what the hell ?
“Come on, I know you were following me, no need to hide.” I called out loud.
At first, I saw nothing. But then, a figure came out from nowhere and I could see that it was a man, pretty tall, thin. He immediately reminded of Edward but it wasn’t him : his walk was different. As gracious as his’ but different even so. He came closer to me so I could see him clearer. I tried not to show it but he was very handsome and pale. And his eyes had something. A vampire, for sure. I got ready to fight.
“I mean no harm,” he said calmly.
“Don’t you ? You’re a vampire, I can feel it. Who are you ?”
Angel. Or Angélus. The vampire with a soul. Giles told me about him a few weeks ago. Edward and his family had never heard about him, but he was in several books. The cruelest of all, when he was Angélus.
“The vampire with a soul ?” I asked, though I knew the answer.
He chuckled lightly. “Yes.”
“What do you want ? Why are you following me ?” He had a slight smile on his face but I couldn’t guess what it meant.
“I know you’re the Slayer. I came to warn you.”
“About what ?”
“Other vampires, the other kind.”
“Are they coming ?”
“They’re already there, around. But I don’t know exactly where.”
“What are they planning to do ?” I began to shiver.
“They’re puzzled by you. They thought the Slayer didn’t exist.”
Obviously. “But you do ? Have you ever doubted ?”
There was something terribly bothering and attractive at the same time about him.
“You live in town ?” I asked.
“Yes, I’ll be here if you need help.”
“I don’t even know you.”
“Everything has a beginning.” He said, and then walked away.