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To Find Heaven in Hell

Things were never meant to have turned out like this .The Volturi were meant to have been scared away, someone was meant to have made a passionate speech swaying them against a fight, our powers and the powers of those who supported us were meant to have defeated them. But things never turn out the way they are meant to, do they? Do Vampires go to heaven? Yes...some Photobucket What will Bella do to save Edward? Everything. The amazing banner is by the very talented DM-is-my-God

BPOV. First of five chapters. *All the wonderful characters belong to Stephanie Meyer*

1. Heaven?

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“You are my heaven, Bella. There is only one heaven for me, and you are it. Beyond you nothing exists. Nothing.”

“Ok. Wakey, wakey my dear vampires. I don’t have all eternity you know. Come on people snap out of it”

I could hear a very clear and distinct voice near me. It wasn’t a voice I recognised but it wasn’t a threatening voice, actually, it was very pleasant.

“I’m giving you three seconds before I’ll slap all of you awake.”

I opened one eye and then the other. The first thing I saw was an elderly man dressed in a white linen shirt and matching trousers. He had his hands on his hips and was staring straight forward.

“There we go, we are finally coming around. Good, good. Now will you Cullens be so kind as to gather near me. I’m anxious to get this part over with, if you don’t mind.”

I started getting up and looked around. To my left was Esme next to Carlisle and to my right were Emmett and Rose. I couldn’t see any of the others.

“Edward?” My voice sounded sleepy, like it hadn’t been used in a very long time.

“Lets get started, shall we? Please take a seat and all will be explained.” The elderly man seemed kind but very impatient.

I jumped down from a... bed? What was I doing sleeping? Vampires didn’t sleep. It was then that I really looked around.

I was in a big yellow room, it had wide windows and four double beds- it wasn't a room I had ever been in before. The only other things in the room were in front of me. Standing in front of the only windowless wall was the elderly man, and in front of him there was a wide cream sofa with two amber chairs either side.

“Is everyone ok?” Carlisle’s worry was very clear.

It was then that all the memories hit me like an avalanche. The screams of my family, the growls coming from my friends and the agonizing pain I felt as my arms were ripped from my torso. But even worse was the memory of Edward’s face as he ran towards me: panic, fear, dread and pure horror marred his beautiful face. Seconds before he had been able to reach me I could no longer see anything, feel anything- it had all disappeared. Darkness held me prisoner and didn’t let go- well, at least not until now.

“Isabella, will you please come and join your family.” All of the others had already sat down. Alice was also there. But where was Edward? Jasper?

I sat down on a chair; the elderly man now looked relieved.

“Great. Lets begin. My name is Devon, I’m your guide, and you are all dead.” He blinked and smiled.

Emmett gave a great big laugh. “Tell me something I don’t know.”

Devon shook his head. “That's not what I meant. Don’t interrupt with clever retorts young man, it is rather annoying.” He narrowed his eyes at Emmett. “What I meant to say was that you no longer exist- at least not in the mortal realm. This is your afterlife, enjoy.” He took a step forward. “Ok, that's all. Bye.”

“Wait a minute. What the hell are you talking about?” Emmett stood up.

Devon sighed. “I just knew this would be difficult. Vampires are always so touchy about being dead. Fine, fine. I’ll explain in more detail.”

Emmett sat back down. We were all paralyzed, frozen waiting for him to continue. The looks on my family’s face varied. Carlisle was looking fascinated, Esme relieved, Rosalie stunned, Emmett irritated and Alice worried. Her worry was reflected on my face- where was Edward?

Devon pulled the chair from the other side, moved it to the middle, and sat down.

“Like I said I’m your guide. I’m here to make this life easier for newbies such as yourselves, but pardon my earlier rudeness, I just simply cannot stand this aspect of my job. Let me commence at the beginning.” He paused. It appeared he was waiting for one of us to interrupt, when none of us did he leaned back and crossed his legs- ready to start.

“About two weeks ago your family was involved in a rather violent fight with a coven called the Volturi. I believe you all know what I’m referring to. The result was perhaps not what you had expected or wanted. To put it in simple terms: they won, you lost. For the last two weeks you have been in a healing sleep to cure all of the injuries obtained in the fight. It was during this period of time that your fate was chosen- you have already met with a primary guide, however all memories after your death have been erased by the sleep, this only happens once, so do not worry. Anyway, the result of the chat was your admittance into your heaven.”

Now all of our faces looked exactly the same: we were shocked and captivated by what Devon had said. He must have taken our silence to mean good things because he smiled and continued.

“Heaven is a place we create; it is what we want it to be. Nothing more, nothing less. It is incredible that you have all placed each other in your heavens, but never mind that. The main point is that your life continues; it is just as if you were alive- you can do everything as you did before, except this life is a bit more permanent.” He shifted to the left and picked up a small red book that was by his side, he flicked through a few pages. “Yes, here we are. Alice, Carlisle, Emmett, Esme, Isabella and Rosalie Cullen. You gained entrance for very simple reasons. Firstly, you all deserve a place among the good; your efforts in the mortal realm were considerable, even if there were a few red dots along the way.” He looked pointedly at Emmett, Esme and Rosalie. “We do not condone murder; however it does seem that it was unintentional, except for you Rosalie, but once again there were justifications behind the act, and a substantial amount of remorse, regret and guilt. Secondly and most importantly, you all believed in a heaven, and that is why we are sat here today.”

He closed the book and placed his wrinkly hands on top of it.

Carlisle cleared his throat and leaned forward. “So, we are in heaven?” Devon nodded. “That’s amazing, I always did believe in an afterlife.”

Devon once again smiled. “Yes, you all did. Do any of you have any questions? Please try to keep them specific.”

Rosalie raised her hand slightly. “Are we still vampires?”

“Absolutely, the only change you incur is the removal of whatever made you die. For example, if someone died due to a stab wound to the heart, their heart would be healed. Everything that you were before the incident remains the same, ergo, you remain a vampire.” Devon looked at us expectantly, waiting for more questions.

I could no longer hold back my worry. “Where’s my husband? Where’s Edward?” My voice trembled as I spoke; pain was already building in my chest - I didn't need Alice's talent to know something had gone wrong.

Devon opened the little red book once again, and ran his fingers down the page.

“Very interesting, it seems he refused his place in heaven.” He looked up smiling but the smile faded as he took in my expression. “Actually, he stated that heaven was not a place. The exact words noted down are: ‘nothing beyond exists’. He would have been admitted, of course, but unfortunately we cannot make someone go somewhere they don’t believe in. We obviously explained everything just as I have explained now, but in some rare occasions this does happen. Incredibly, Jasper was another case.”

I reached for Alice’s hand as a sob escaped. “Where are they?” My voice was barely a whisper.

How could this happen? After all Edward and I had been through, how could we be separated like this? It just didn’t make sense; Edward believed in an afterlife, I knew he did.

Devon turned the page. “Well, if you aren’t in heaven then you are in...” He coughed and directed his stare to the floor.

I froze as terror swam in my veins. I could feel my world or heaven- whatever, shatter. The broken pieces tearing my silent heart into scraps. Edward in hell?...no, God, no.

Alice abruptly let go of my hand and jumped up, her expression murderous and untamed. “You sent our husbands to HELL? To HELL! I’m about to rip you to shreds if you don’t tell me exactly how to get them back. Do it, NOW!”