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Oblivion

Summary:
Set during New Moon. After the cliff diving incident, Bella was changed into a vampire and was kept in the dark for months. She doesn't remember anything from her human life and she became Victoria's precious pet who does all her biddings. What Bella doesn't know is that there's a bigger plan that involves killing each of the Cullens. Isn't revenge sweet?


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13. Decisions come with visions

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Chapter 13: Decisions comes with visions

BPOV

The water in the river rushed below my feet. I dipped my feet just a couple of inches below the water and let it stay there. I let the cool feeling course through me. It was very relaxing and it made me forget the different things that were running through my mind. Running usually helped me relax but this time it wasn’t enough to clear my mind even for just a few seconds. The water touching my skin made it easier for me to relax.

I was sat on a small boulder by the riverside. I decided to go for my run around the area after hearing the pixie say that she was going to invite me again. I couldn’t go inside the house again. Not yet. I need to figure some things first. I knew I had to get away somehow. So while Edward and Alice were having their silent argument, I ran.

It was hard to think when I was near the house. I heard everything they were saying, everything that they were doing. Edward playing some classical music was very soothing but the talking was just making me confused even more. I wanted to trust them. I wanted to but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I believed everything that Edward told me but…

But, what? I really don’t know why but I had this nagging feeling inside that kept on bothering me. I don’t know what it is but I intend to find out. Right now, I just need to clear my head for a few hours. Thinking was driving me crazy. I don’t even know what to think anymore and it was making me think some more.

I sighed and closed my eyes. I took a deep breath in and then breathed out. That’s it. Breathe. After a few minutes, I opened my eyes and stared at the water. I envied the water. It was clear and it didn’t think. It just moved on. It didn’t ask anything, it didn’t get mad if something was thrown at it. It just takes what is thrown at it and moves on. That’s what I need to do, I have to take it, then let go and move on. I will let Edward finish the story no matter how it sounds to me and I will take it and move on.

It wasn’t as if I was going to stay with them forever. I paused and thought about it. Forever. Do I really want to spend eternity as a monster? Do I really want to just go on my killing sprees and move on to the next town and do the same thing over and over again?

I shook off the thought and brought my feet up again. No. I don’t want to be a monster anymore. I want it to stop. It didn’t feel like me anymore. I don’t even know who I was until I met them. Somehow, I felt like I was a person and not some pet. I felt like a part of me was being whole again and not an empty shell that was picked up and temporarily filled. It was different to what I usually felt when I’m with Victoria and Riley. It felt like I belong with them.

So, why can’t I trust them? Why can’t I bring myself to go inside their house again? I did it once and I didn’t even try to object. So why can’t I do it again? Why can’t I bear to listen to them talk about me? Why can’t I stay and talk to them about what happened to me over the past years? Why?

Because you’re afraid of being left in the dark again’ A voice in my head said.

Well, that doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t their coven stick together like a family? If I stay with them, wouldn’t I be part of that “family”? I mean it looked like they all wanted me to stay. I paused. Do they?

I sighed and let reality hit me hard. I just have to ask them. Maybe they would let me. I don’t want to stay with Victoria and Riley anymore. I was sure they would understand. She would be glad to finally get rid of me. At least, I wouldn’t get torn into pieces. I shuddered at the thought.

I stood up from the boulder and walked on the huge boulders. I guess there was only one way to find out.

APOV

“You scared her away again Alice” Edward said frustrated.

I rolled my eyes at him. I just wanted to make sure Bella was comfortable and talk to her a bit. I wasn’t going to do anything drastic as he was thinking.

“Everything you do is drastic” he pointed out.

“Really, Edward. You’re the one being drastic. I just wanted to talk to her. Do you know how confusing everything is if you don’t remember anything from your past? I was in the same position as her before so I would be the perfect person to talk to” I said and walked past him.

He was being ridiculous. I wasn’t planning on scaring Bella away. I finally got my best friend back and there was no way I would let her go again no matter what other people may think.

I heard Edward sigh behind me. I turned around to face him and look him in the eye.

“Edward” I said.

“I know Alice. I don’t want to let her go again either. That was the biggest mistake of my existence. I don’t want to do that again. I can’t do it again” he said softly.

I felt regret as I watched him lower his head down. Of course, he doesn’t want to lose her again. I knew that and I remembered the way he was after we left. He was a mess. He was like a broken toy. There was no hope of putting him back together again. And then the news about Bella came. Edward winced at the memory. I put my arms around him.

I’m sorry. I said in my head.

“No. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have gotten mad at you. I’m mad at myself for all the things I’ve done and I’m blaming others for my mistake”

I shook my head at him.

“No. It wasn’t just your fault. I should’ve r10;” I was cut off by a vision that suddenly came.

Edward was on his knees with his hands on his side. He had a pained look on his face. It was different from the pained look that he had before. It was like he was being tortured slowly. He looked so confused, so helpless, so alone, so broken.

The sound of metal being ripped and scraped off into pieces was loud and fast. There was somebody moving rapidly and was ripping the limbs off bodies as if it were a piece of paper. Familiar voices were screaming in pain and anguish as they got ripped off. The limbs went straight to a fire that seemed to start out of nowhere. The figure was still a blur and when it was done ripping the last head off, it stopped right in front of Edward.

A hysterical laugh rang throughout wooded area.

“Oh, they didn’t even know what hit them. They weren’t ready for it and my precious pet did all the dirty work for me. Aren’t I so lucky, Riley?” a familiar female voice said.

A flash of red hair moved followed by a blonde boy. They walked towards Edward. He was facing the fire now where the limbs of his family were now burning. Then he slowly looked up to the figure that stopped in front of him.

“Why?” he asked softly in a pained tone.

There was a loud snarl and Edward flinched.

“Hush, my dear. We’re almost done here” the female voice said.

She put a hand on her shoulder and the figure turned around.

I snapped out of the vision and gasped. I looked to see Edward frozen in his spot.

“I r10; What… How…” Edward stuttered.

It was Bella. It can’t be Bella. No, it can’t be. There has to be some explanation to this.

I heard a door open and Jasper was by my side in an instant.

“Alice, what happened?” he asked concerned.

“I’m not exactly sure” I said.

I was confused. I didn’t know what to make of that vision. It was just a vision. Somebody decided to play a cruel joke on us. Somebody wanted all of us dead and Edward tortured.

“Victoria” Edward whispered.

The red hair. It was her. Of course it was her. I remembered her. She was James’ mate. She was still out for revenge. And Bella r10;

“Oh god” I said out loud. Edward and I looked at each other.

“Alice, Edward, tell me what happened. What does Victoria have to do with anything?” Jasper asked.

At Jasper’s question, everybody rushed towards the hallway where we were stood. Edward and I were still looking at each other.

“What’s going on here?” Carlisle asked.

I closed my eyes and composed myself. I took a deep breath and opened my eyes. Everybody was looking at me expectantly except for Edward. He was slumped on the floor by the wall with his hands on his head.

“I had a vision just now. It involves Bella and…” I took another deep breath and breathed out Victoria’s name.

I heard Esme gasp. Emmett’s eye widened and Jasper’s hand curled into a fist. Rosalie was looking down and Carlisle looked shocked.

“What happened in the vision?” he asked.

I looked at them uneasily and then looked at my brother who was on the floor. I focused my attention on him.

"What's going on?" Carlisle asked.

I closed my eyes and composed myself. I took a deep breath and opened my eyes. Everybody was looking at me expectantly except for Edward. He was slumped on the floor by the wall with his hands on his head.

"I had a vision just now. It involves Bella and..." I took another deep breath and breathed out Victoria's name.

I heard Esme gasp. Emmett's eye widened and Jasper's hand curled. Rosalie was looking down and Carlisle was shocked. Who wouldn’t be?

"What happened in the vision?" he asked.

I looked at them uneasily and then looked at my brother who was on the floor. I focused my attention on him since he knew the vision already.

"Victoria's coming for revenge. She's planning on killing all of us. In the vision, we weren't ready for what she had planned. We were all torn apart and our limbs were burning on the fire" My voice cracked as I told them the first part of my vision.

"Except for Edward... She has something else planned for him. I don't know what it is but whatever it is, it's going to torture him forever"

I closed my eyes tightly and the image of Edward on his knees ran through my mind.

"Why do you say that, Alice?" Carlisle asked.

I opened my eyes and looked at everybody's grim faces.

"Because Victoria is gonna use Bella to kill all of us. She's gonna use Bella to do whatever it is she planned for Edward" I said with a pained tone.

Everybody gasped as I said Bella's name apart from Edward who flinched.

"She... She wouldn't..." Esme stuttered.

There were a few minutes of silence and then Jasper spoke up.

"Do you really think she would do it?" he asked.

"I don't know but that's what Victoria planned. In the vision, she was successful. I didn't notice Bella at first. All I saw was somebody moving rapidly. Her movements were a blur and you can't see where she was coming from and where she's going to attack. When she finished tearing all of us apart, she stopped right in front of Edward. She was going to attack him but Victoria calmed her down and then she turned around. That was when I realized it was Bella" I explained.

There was another moment of silence. Everybody was lost in their own thoughts.

"Well, now that we know what Victoria's planning then we could prepare for the coming onslaught" Emmett suggested.

Edward was on his feet in one swift motion and grabbed Emmett by the shirt.

"And what Emmett?! Kill Bella?!!" he yelled in anger.

Jasper put a hand on Edward's shoulder and released his grip on Emmett's shirt but his body was still tensed.

"No... Of course not... I would never hurt Bella. I’m just saying maybe we could let Victoria's plan backfire on her" Emmett said calmly.

Of course, Emmett would never hurt Bella. There was no question about that. He loves Bella like his own sister and would do anything to protect her at all costs.

Edward backed away and let his back hit the wall.

"I'm sorry... I'm just..." He stuttered.

He looked so lost. He put his hands on his head and was shaking his head as he slumped back on the floor. To everyone's surprise, Rosalie knelt down beside him and wrapped an arm around him. Rosalie wasn't the type of person that go comforting people. I guess she was feeling guilty about how she acted when Bella was still human.

"It's alright Edward. We're all confused. But we'll figure something out" Rosalie whispered softly.

"We have to talk to Bella and find out what she knows. We can stop this from happening" Carlisle said.

Everybody nodded. Somehow, we'll find a way to get Bella out of Victoria's clutches. I shuddered at the thought of Victoria calling Bella her precious pet. Was that what Victoria made her into? A pet?

EPOV

I felt guilty for yelling at Emmett like that. I know he wouldn't hurt Bella. I just got caught in the moment. How can my mistake end up killing my family? It was supposed to be for the better. She was supposed to be living a happy human life instead I made everything worse. Not only did I doom her but I doomed my family as well. And it's all my fault.

"Stop blaming yourself, Edward" Jasper spoke up.

I lifted my head to meet everybody's pitiful looks.

"He's right. This wasn't your fault. All of us are to blame. Stop torturing yourself" Rosalie said.

I was surprised when Rosalie comforted me earlier. I knew she was guilty of how she treated Bella before. She wanted to start a new relationship with her now that Bella was back in our lives. She still hadn't changed her mind even after Alice's vision.

I just nodded my head and looked away. I couldn't bear looking at the looks they were giving me. Hearing their thoughts was already too much for me to bear. I didn't deserve their pity. They should be mad at me for putting the family in this situation.

I let my eyes wander outside the house. So many if only ran through my head. But there was nothing I could do about it now. My family had to face what was about to come. I had to face Bella.

I was getting lost in my own thoughts when Alice suddenly had a vision.

Bella’s face was mixed with emotions. Her fists were curled on the side.

“I have to. I’m sorry” she said and ran out the house.

The trees were a blur as she ran. She ran faster than she usually did. She was determined to get to her destination as fast as she could. After a few minutes of running, she stopped and took a deep breath. She started looking for a certain scent and her lips curled back as she found the one she was looking for. She took off in another sprint in the direction of the scent.

Victoria was there in the middle of the woods with a blonde boy. The same blonde boy in the earlier vision. Bella stopped a few feet away from them and let out a loud growl. She was down on a defensive crouch.

The two turned around surprised to see Bella.

“Bella, what are you doing here? You’re not supposed to be here unr10;” the boy was cut off by another growl from Bella.

Victoria raised an eyebrow.

“Someone’s lost their temper. What’sr10;” She didn’t get to finish her question as Bella grabbed her by the neck and slammed her to the nearest tree. She let out another growl.

“Bella! What is wrong with you?!”Riley demanded as he tried to grab Bella by her arm.

Bella swung her arm and Riley went flying through the trees. She looked back at Victoria with her eyes in slits.

Alice snapped out of the vision and looked at me in shock. Bella would find out the truth and she’s going to go to Victoria. The earlier vision might change. I looked at Alice with hope. Her look was glazed. She was looking through Bella’s future but she wasn’t coming up with anything.

“Was there another vision, Alice?” Carlisle asked noticing our little exchange.

“Yes. Bella would find out the truth about Victoria and it seemed like Bella is gonna threaten her. Bella seemed really angry in the vision” Alice said.

Everybody seemed to relax at the new vision. Maybe there was hope that we wouldn’t be killed after all.

For some reason, the earlier vision was still tugging at my brain. Something wasn’t right about the whole thing. Victoria knew about Bella being here but why would she send Bella here if she wants to kill all of us? Wouldn’t she know that we would be able to sense Bella or get the chance to talk to her and tell her all about Victoria?

The fact that Victoria called Bella her “precious pet” was disturbing enough.

Alice stood up. She was excited about something.

“Bella’s going to be here in a few minutes. She will be asking about some things. I think it’s time to make things clear” she stated.

Everybody agreed and decided to stay to talk to Bella.

After a few minutes, we heard a rustle outside and then there was a soft knock.

“Go open the door, Edward” Alice said.

I took a deep breath and stood up. I went towards the front door and opened it. Bella was stood there looking down.

“Hey” I said and smiled at her

She looked up slowly and gave me a small smile.

“Hi. I came back to apologize for my rude exit earlier. I didn’t mean to run away from the house when I heard you guys talking about letting me in again. I justr10;”

“It’s okay, Bella. We understand. You don’t have to explain anything” I said cutting her off.

“Would you like to go in? We would like to talk to you about something” I explained.

She looked around nervously and then nodded.

“Um, okay” she said.

I stepped aside to let her in. She took a step forward and walked inside the house. I closed the door behind me and followed her.

This is going to be interesting. Carlisle thought.

He was right. This was going to be interesting.