A Reunion Happened Differently
What if the reunion in New Moon had happened a little differently? Bella still ends up saving Edward but it happens my way. **banner made by me** This fic is the product of a dream I had. This is the first Twilight fic that I've posted. Let me know whether you think I should continue it or not. So what I'm asking is for you to read and review. Thanks and hope you like it! I'm not Ms Meyer so my dream is the only thing thats mine.
9. Chapter 8
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I didn’t stay in the bathroom much longer. I dried my hair as much as I could with a towel and used the hair dryer that Alice brought for me sometime during this cleaning ordeal. After stepping into my clean clothes I decided just to trash the wet clothes. I mean, they were stained with blood and grime and no matter how many times they’re washed I don’t want to be reminded of this experience.
I know once I stepped out of the bathroom I would not be able to just go sit with Edward. I needed to go think, somewhere that wasn’t here.
I opened the door to find Carlisle, Alice and Emmett trying to wrap Edward’s body with bandages in various places. I decided right then what I needed to do. I flew down the stairs, bending the air currents to propel me further forward. As I was making my way through the back door threshold I yelled out for Rosalie to come with me.
I could only hope she was following me because I was not going to stop until I was for sure no one else would be able to hear us talking.
I stopped as I came across a small clearing with a boulder jutting out to the side. Rosalie was already sitting on the large rock as I made my way towards her. I wait a few moments before speaking, trying to gather my thoughts.
“What do I do Rosalie?” I just outright asked.
“Do about what Bella?” She replied with a puzzled look n her face.
“About Edward,” I replied quietly.
“What made you go find him? Why did you save him?” She asked me.
“The same reason why you saved Emmett all those years ago. Only I fought a pack of mutts instead of bear; and I didn’t want to drink Edward’s blood cause that’s just- ew.” That comment elicited a small giggle from Rosalie. “I couldn’t let him go anymore than you could Emmett.” I added in understanding.
She glanced at me for a moment, studying my expression. “Are you going to leave?”
“Well, I’ve got to go home so or Charlie will definitely start to suspect that something’s up,” I replied, a little confused by her question.
“No, I mean Edward. Are you just here for now or are you planning on always?” she clarified for me. “I can almost guarantee that after all this he’ll be by you always. He won’t be able to leave you again. After eighty years of living with him I know that much,” she commented.
“I can’t leave him Rose. I’ll never be able to walk away, especially after all of this. I still can’t believe that what used to be my best friend did this to Edward, knowing that I loved him just as much as the first day we met. I didn’t think Jacob’s jealousy would go that far.” I said, still shocked at what all had transpired the few days before.
“Then what are you asking me Bella?”
“How do I tell Edward he hurt me? That I was basically a shell running on autopilot almost the entire time y’all were gone? That the only time that I resembled a human was when Jake would be nice enough to hang out with me? Also, this is the same of the other rabid strays, tied him down against a rock and tortured him for the better part of two weeks. God only knows what all they did to him.” I whispered that lost part.
“Honestly?” She asked and I nodded my head for her continue. “I think he knows the impact and repercussions that his decisions have resulted in but he doesn’t necessarily need it repeated after the hell he’s been through now. But I also think that you at least need to voice what our leaving did to you and that he hurt you. You also need to let him know that you are here always, that you don’t exist without each other.” Rosalie replied calmly. “He needs to understand those last two things if we’re all to move on from this.”
I just sat there in shock, not knowing what to say for a minute. That is the most that Rosalie’s said to me, EVER. “Thanks Rosalie,” I finally said.
She didn’t comment as we both stood up and made ready to head back to the house but she paused.
“Why did you ask me to come here with you Bella? How come you didn’t ask Alice or Esme to come?” Rosalie suddenly asked.
“You are an unbiased opinion. As long as she sees positive things in the future Alice doesn’t choose to acknowledge the present most of the time. And Esme…well you know Esme- she loves us all the same with her unwavering warmth,” I replied. “They are too close to the situation to view it from the outside.” I clarified.
She looked at her feet while nodding her head before taking back to the house, running full steam ahead. I quickly followed her lead.
She stopped before we reached the edge of the tree-line, before it would break open and reveal the house. She looked directly into my eyes and said, “Thank you for saving my brother. I honestly don’t know what we would have done if you weren’t there when you were.” The sincerity in her voice was as clear as a bell.
“I’ll be there every time to save him Rosalie, always.” I told her with conviction. “Besides, what are sisters for?” I said with a sly grin, albeit a little shy.
And with that we walked the rest of the way in silence, trying to absorb what went on between us in the clearing back there from where we’d just come.
As we made our way into the house we were greeted by the rest of the family.
“We were starting to wonder where you two had gone,” Carlisle said with a kind smile. “Is everything alright?”
Rosalie and I turned to each other and then back to the curious faces of the family.
“We’re fine,” we said in unison.
They looked a little bewildered but just nodded their heads in okay.
“Are you hungry Bella dear?” Esme sweetly asked me. I hadn’t realized that it had been awhile since I’d last eaten and how hungry I was.
“I am Esme! I’m so hungry I could probably eat a whole cow!” I exclaimed.
That earned me a round of surprised expressions. Well, all except Alice.
“Silly Bella! You’ll have to wit for that until after you have changed!” Alice laughed, the sound of bell chimes filling the room.
“I have to change clothes to eat a cow?” I asked in confusion. “What does what I’m wearing have to do with eating?”
Everyone gave a hearty chuckle.
“Bella, Alice means when you become a “vegetarian”.” Jasper explained, making air quotes with his hands when he said vegetarian.
“Oh!” I said as I finally understood. I found myself in a fit of laughter all the while sporting a blush. It was just funny to not laugh.
“So what do you want to eat Bella honey?” Esme kindly asked me again.
“You know what sounds really good? The grilled chicken you made for me that one time; that sounds wonderful. But you probably don’t have anything to make it with.” I said a little deflated.
“Nonsense my Bella. Alice had a hunch that you might possibly want that particular dish so I’ve already got everything I need to prepare it.” She beamed.
Alice and I went to sit at the island and watch Esme as she cooked my dinner. We just sat there in a peaceful silence until Alice gasped as she zoned out, engulfed in a vision.