key to my heart
What if Victoria got to Bella, but was saved by a unknown vampire? What if her and Edward meet in one place no one would expect, except Alice(;
5. Chapter 5
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“I miss you too, a lot.” I knew that if I were still human I would have been bawling.
“Bella, how? I mean how are you a vampire?”
“Victoria came back. She wanted to kill me as revenge for killing James. They were mates. She found me and began torturing me when Lucas came along and killed her. He asked if I wanted to be taken to a hospital, just die, or if I wanted to be changed. Obviously you see what I choose.” I looked up for the first time since I started my explanation; Alice was looking at me with guilt written across her face.
“I’m so sorry Bella, I don’t know why I didn’t see that. I should have been able to protect you, but I never even saw Victoria coming back. I never even had any visions about her after we left.” I gave her another hug.
“Alice it’s alright it wasn’t your fault. No one knew they were mates, or that she would take his death so personally to want revenge.” I could tell that the fact she never saw that coming was what was bothering her most.
“No, it isn’t alright Bella. Don’t you see, you are this way because I wasn’t able to protect you. I wanted you to become a vampire trust me I really did but not that way,” she looked to the ground “I wanted Edward to change you. I told him that his efforts were a waste. I told him we never should have left.”
“Alice she probably would have found me anyways, and plus I don’t blame Edward for leaving. You can’t pretend to love someone when you don’t.” The day Edward left came flooding back into my memory.
“Bella, you honestly believed he didn’t love you anymore?” Her words caught me off guard; I looked up confused.
“Yes, I pushed him away by always bugging him to change me. Plus I was just a boring, average human whose blood just happened to “sing” to him. I always knew he would leave someday, I just wasn’t very… prepared for it then.” She backed up and looked at me like I was crazy.
“Bella, Edward loves you. He always has and always will. He has spent the last forty-five years alone, and miserable. He left because he thought he was ruining your life, always putting you in danger; he said that only way you would let him leave would be to make you believe he didn’t love you anymore so you could start new.” She shook her head. “But none of us thought you would believe him anyways. I mean seriously Bella, just the way he used to look at you, gave away that he was madly in love with you.,” She came closer and shook my shoulder, “What were you thinking, believing such a thing!?”
The only response I could think of was to get away. I began to back up and shake my head trying to get rid of everything she had just said, it was all lies. Edward left because he didn’t love me anymore. Then today’s earlier events entered my mind. Who was the person he felt love for? Could all of them be right, did he really leave because he loved me?
“I’m telling you the truth, why else do you think when I saw you.. This way I convinced my family to move back to Forks. And trust me that was not an easy task.”
“I knew you must have had a vision, but how did you hide it from Edward?”
“I just didn’t think about it. He got suspicious and asked what I was hiding but I just ignored him and finally he gave up.”
I was about to reply when I heard something shatter. I looked up at Alice and we both ran downstairs to find Edward and Lucas fighting. Elizabeth ran over to me.
“Bella do something hurry! They are wrecking my living room.” I ran forward to try and break them up but they both just told me to get away before I got hurt.
“STOP!! Stop right now, fighting isn’t going to help anyone.” I screamed as loud as I could but neither of them was listening. I tried everything I could but nothing stopped the fight. It became too much to handle again, so I did what I always do I ran. This time I went outside and ran deep into the forest. After I felt like I got far enough away, I stopped and fell to my knees. These were the times I wish I could cry.
I’m not sure how long he had been standing there or why I didn’t hear him coming, but when I finally looked up Edward was standing right in front of me just staring.
I wanted so badly to run away from him, from his family, from my family, but his eyes kept me were I was. They were just as beautiful as I remembered. I could still lose myself just staring into his deep topaz eyes. I couldn’t even remember why I was standing in the middle of the woods till I finally dropped my head breaking our little staring contest. I wasn’t sure what to say to him. He broke my heart and I’m fairly sure by just talking to him it will become beyond, way beyond repairable. I suppose though just by seeing him again is going to kill me when they leave so what the hell.
I very slowly looked up to find his face. He was still looking at me, searching for my eyes when he suddenly took a step towards me. I froze I hadn’t gotten this far with my plans, I was determinded to not get close to him again. I wouldn’t even be friends with him. I had to think about myself for once, I was going to save my heart. I realized I was looking down so I raised my head to be meet by two gorgeous eyes. He was now only inches from my face, I needed to get away but for some reason my feet wouldn’t move. I couldn’t form any coherent thoughts with him around.
After staring at each other for what seemed like an eternity, I borrowed his power to see what he was thinking about.
“She looks just as beautiful as she did when I first meet her. God I was an idiot, I leave to protect her from this life and she still gets changed. In the process I break her heart and my own. I am a monster.”
I could feel the earth starting to sway beneath my feet. They- all of them- they were all right.
“Bella, are you alright?” Concerned was written across his face, concern and love.
“Yeah, I’m fine.” I slowly backed away from him. “I’m gonna go back to the house… I don’t want Elizabeth to worry.” With that I took off toward the house, leaving Edward standing in the clearing.