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Vietato per Ricordare

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Bella jumps off of the cliff in New Moon...but it wasn't Jacob who saved her. Tanya Denali and her sisters offer to take care of the delirious Bella. She can only remember one thing- her name. What happens when Edward shows up after he finds out Bella has died? If Bella can't remember, and she's so altered completely after her transformation into a vampire, how will they know? And was this someone's plan all along? Who was in on it? It's finished! Look out for a sequel (:*AND IF YOU READ IT, PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW IT!*Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget- it's a hard line to walk.Vietato per Ricordare Banner by poptartsandshoelaces Ahem, banner by me(: I stared at him, trying to find an answer for what he just said. He was right. There might not even be a heaven for all we know, and here I was, attempting to get his hopes up that there was when I knew he had no hope for anything left. “Love never fails.” I said simply.It's finished! It's so sad to see it end! But I'll be back before ya know it :D


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10. No Baggage, Ladies?

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Chapter 10: No Baggage?

Irina and I made it to the airport in record time. Seattle was only about forty five minutes away by running, and it would have taken us at least two hours if we drove. The only trouble was catching a plane. The next flight to Italy would not come for at least another hour.

Irina sat down in one of the chairs, slumping forward with her elbows on her knees. I sat down in the purple chair next to her. I crossed my ankles out in front of me and stared at the floor blankly.

What would happen if we were too late? If this Aro has already made up his mind and decided to kill him, how could I go back and face Tanya and Kate…how could I face myself knowing that I could have easily stopped this? It was all going to be too hard. Tanya would put it all on me, telling me that it was my fault when she could have just as easily told me that I was her. She could’ve prevented this…but she didn’t. She refused to because of her twisted selfishness. She made me sick.

“Bella,” Irina’s voice dragged me away from my thoughts. One of her hands touched mine, which was gripping the arm of the chair, about to dislodge it from its proper position. “Don’t worry, we’re going to make it.” She reassured me.

I sighed. “I- I know. But that’s not what I’m thinking about…” I said, never looking up from the ground.

“There’s nothing to be afraid of, Bella. We’re going to go to Italy, find Edward, and explain things to him.”

My head snapped up. “Irina, that’s the thing! What evidence do we have? I drew a picture of what seemed like us, which was burned and that’s it! There is nothing else! The miracle won’t be that we make it to Italy, the miracle will be that he actually believes us.” I was screaming in hushed whispers. As people walked by they stared in awe and in curiosity at what we were talking about.

Irina turned and smiled at a man in a suit with a briefcase who decided to stare a little too long. Once he met Irina’s glance, he walked away slowly, his eyes never leaving either of us.

“Men…,” Irina complained, and turned back to me. “Bella, sometimes miracles are the only thing that can be counted on. Look at you- you should’ve been dead. If Tanya hadn’t found you, you wouldn’t be here right now.”

Tanya’s name did something to me- it stirred up my insides with anger. “Don’t talk about her,” I said, coldly.

“I know that she really hurt you by lying to you, but just forget about her. What matters is that we’re going to be on that plane to Italy in less than a half an hour, and we’re going to find Edward in at least eight hours. Tanya will have no more control over you- ever. You’ll be safe.” She patted my knee, and crossed her legs.

In front of me was a large window, and I could see that it was getting extremely dark. It was probably at least ten o’clock at night. I looked around myself. This airport looked very familiar to me.

“Have I been here before?” I asked Irina, and it sounded a little foolish to ask, but she knew more about me than I did.

She chuckled. “Yes, I believe so. Alice and Jasper- Edward’s sister and her husband- took you here when they were trying to get you away from James, the sadistic vampire who tried to kill you last year. I’d assume this was the airport you went to.”

I nodded once, and turned back to the large window. The moon was bright against the ink blue darkness of night, and it shown down on the cars lined up in the parking lot.

Even on the darkest of nights, the moon must shed some sort of light…

“Why did Tanya save me if all she was going to do was hurt me?” I asked.

Irina fixed herself comfortable on the seat so that she could look at me easier. “Well, I’ll just explain this whole thing then. When Tanya found you, she immediately recognized you as Edward’s love, just from Alice’s explanations. Tanya is generally a very kind person, but she’s ultimately selfish. When she found you, it’s understandable that she took you in- that is just Tanya’s good nature.”

My face turned into one of grimace, and Irina laughed. “Good nature?” I repeated.

“Yes,” she laughed again. “As I said, she is generally a nice person, but very selfish. So when she brought you back her, and we realized you couldn’t remember anything, she convinced Kate and I that it would be better for your sake not to tell you about Edward. There was no need to bring back the pain of losing someone you loved.

“When Edward called here and told us he was coming, Tanya completely changed. Like we said the first day, she has been in love with him since the day they met. Edward never found the attraction to Tanya that she hoped for, and she was very upset about that. But then Tanya went in her bedroom to get ready, she told us that we could never let it be known to neither you or Edward about your identity. We were very careful about our thoughts, fogging them slightly and thinking about things that didn’t matter. We never mentioned your name, or where you lived around him. It was very tough. Especially for me, because I saw him talking to you every day – it hurt me that he would never know.

My mind was still thinking about something else Irina said. “What do you mean, ‘there was no need to bring back the pain of someone you loved?’” I asked.

She looked at me skeptically. “You still don’t remember him leaving you?”

I shook my head.

“Well from what I’ve heard from Alice, it was very devastating for the both of you. Edward went to South America for the longest time, trying to cope with it all. Kate was the first person he talked to since he left you. You on the other hand, were a member of the living dead. I heard you barely did anything…it was a shame to hear about…”

I was a little shocked at myself. It sounded like my behavior was less than productive, and I had the feeling I would have done it all over again if Irina hadn’t come along.

“I don’t know much about you, Irina.” I said.

Irina looked up at me, and smiled a half hearted smile. “You’re right. But let’s save that for the plane ride, okay?”

“Why?” I asked, but really shouldn’t have.

“Because there is actually a lot that you don’t know about me. I was actually put into the same situation you’ve been in, though it was a little different.” Her voice was grim, but it sounded so interesting and I wanted to know more.

“What do you mean?” I pushed.

Another half smile. “Like I said, let’s save it for the plane.”

About another ten minutes went by in silence before a voice over the over com called everyone in for the next flight nonstop to Italy. Irina and I stood up and made our way to the doors for flight 149.

“No baggage, ladies?” the woman at the gates asked nicely.

Irina shook her head. “No, we already sent our belongings overseas.” Irina handed her two tickets, and the woman set us off inside.

Irina led us back into the first class section, and we sat in the middle section.

I leaned back and closed my eyes. Though it was impossible, I felt a little tired.

I felt Irina stir around next to me. She was looking out the window with an odd look on her face. I remembered what we were talking about in the terminal.

“Irina?” I said, and her head snapped around.

“Please take your seats- we will be taking off in two minutes,” One of the flight attendants at the front of the plane announced.

“Yes, Bella?”

“We’re on the plane.”

Irina sighed, and looked back out the window. “Alright, if you really want to know…”