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Vietato per Ricordare

Summary:
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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13. Reasoning

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Chapter 13: Reasoning

As Irina opened the door, I realized that this room was the polar opposite of the hallway from which we just emerged.

Though the walls were the same gray stone and the room was still dim with only the torch lights attached to the barricades to illuminate the darkness, it was more or less beautiful.

There were two wide red steps leading up to a platform on the other side of the room. Three bullion chairs sat high on the top step, and in the middle chair was a thin, black haired man. His eyes were still bright from across the room- they were redder than mine. The burgundy red orbs looked clouded and milky. I assumed that this must be Aro.

In front of him, on the lowest platform, Edward sat on his knees with his face buried in his hands. It seemed as though he were having convulsions by the way he was shaking.

“Please, Aro. Please, I beg of you.” Edward pleaded.

Aro leaned forward next to Edward, glancing up at the two of us. Irina gave a half hearted smile, and a tiny wave. Aro’s responding smile grew wider. “Edward, I believe you have a couple of visitors.” He whispered, just loud enough for Irina and I to hear as well.

I wasn’t ready for the cold stare that Edward shot back in my direction. As his head snapped around and a filmy ice glossed over his golden eyes, making them shimmer with daunt. The rest of his face showed no emotion, though his eyes narrowed eyes gradually began to widen as I cringed back in fear against Irina’s arm.

“L-Lillian? Why are you here? Irina?” Edward shook his head in confusion and stood up slowly, looking to Aro for answers.

“Who might this beautiful woman before me be? Lillian, is it?” Aro said, rising from his throne and coming forward to greet me. As he walked, he looked as though he was floating through the air like a ghost.

I nodded, not sure what my voice would sound like if I decided to speak. I looked over at Edward who was staring hopelessly at Aro and I. I opened my mouth to say something to him, but closed it again. Coward.

“It’s nice to meet you, Lillian. Are you currently part of the Denali clan? I’d love to hear all about you.” Aro said pleasantly.

“Well, you see Aro,” Irina began, looking at me sheepishly. “There was a bit of an incident on the way here and well…frankly it’s a bit prodigious.”

“Then won’t you tell me? I enjoy a good farfetched story every so often.” Aro joked.

“I think that Lillian should tell the story.”

I never took my eyes off of Edward. I began to walk towards him at a human pace as his face turned sodden again. “Edward, I’m sorry.” I said, and broke into a run as I reached the ten yards mark.

I ran to him and threw my arms around his neck. He was hesitant as he put his hands against my back. “Lillian, why are you here…I don t understand.”

“I- I couldn’t let you do this. There’s something you need to know.” I said desperately, but I wasn’t sure what words were going to come out of my mouth. “Edward…” I whispered, reaching up to lightly touch his face.

There was a loud BANG! And I spun around, immediately looking toward the door. There stood Tanya, her hair still in its beautiful array as if it were never touched. Kate looked over at me and gave me a frightening grin as Tanya greeted Aro.

“Aro! It’s been far too long!” she announced, stepping inside, and shuffling over to him, who was still standing beside Irina.

“Tanya? Kate? What is this?” Edward shouted, breaking apart from me and throwing his hands up in frustration.

“Yes, yes it has, Tanya. Edward, please calm down. Tanya, you look beautiful as always. And Kate, you look just as stunning. It’s wonderful to see the both of you.” Aro said, folding his hands together.

As Aro spoke, Edward mumbled obscenities and other very cruel words I never thought would come out of his mouth in a thousand years.

“Now, Bella…” Aro said, gliding over to where Edward and I still stood. “What was it that you were going to say?”

I felt tongue tied as Aro and Edward both stared at me. Edward’s eyes shot electricity through me and Aro’s were old and weary reflecting his thousands of years. I looked over at Tanya who was throwing daggers at me along with Kate. Irina was expectant, but her face still showed almost no emotion.

“I’m not who you think I am…” I said, looking back up at Edward, who was now confused.

“Lillian, this isn’t the time nor the place…I’m sorry. You all have to leave.” He said, gently pressing on my shoulders. I didn’t move an inch. My head was still arched up, the only way that I could see him clearly.

I shook my head, feeling as though water was in my eyes. My body was numb and my hands began to shake. My legs felt like they were slowly turning into gelatin.

“Yes, Lillian. I think that we should all let Edward be. Let’s be rational about this.” Tanya said, walking over to us, holding her hands up.

“Rational?” I repeated, incredulous. I spun around and shot her a look of disgust.

“You weren’t very rational fifteen minutes ago…” Irina muttered.

I turned my head towards Tanya for a fraction of a second and just in time to see her glance over at Irina, her eyes deemed with hatred and fire burning fervently in her golden tinted eyes.

As I turned my head back to Edward, I realized his eyes were fixed directly on the back of Aro’s head. Edward smiled slightly as I looked up at him.

“I’m not sure what she means by it either, Aro.” He said, shaking his head slightly.

“Care to elaborate?” he asked of Irina, who had her arms crossed tightly across her chest. She was staring over at Tanya, who pretended to be occupied with something in her hair. Her eyes peered over at me, and she raised her eyebrows.

I knew that she wanted me to tell them what had happened. Still, I could feel my arms and legs going numb. The watery feeling in my eyes had disappeared, but everything seemed so vague. The voices of those around me became faint, and I felt as though I was going to pass out- but that wouldn’t be possible.

My eyes shifted up to Edward’s face, and he was looking down at me expectantly.

“They’re all doing a very good job of keeping their thoughts in correct order. You can tell me; I don’t think the reason I came here is going to come into effect if you don’t.” he smiled the beautiful crooked smile that always made me swoon, but it didn’t reach his eyes- I knew he was serious about this.

In a sick way, I really felt special that Edward cared so much about me. But my thoughts wouldn’t shift away from what Tanya said in the field, ‘You were nothing but a human. A mere fragile, brittle, lifeless human. You were never enough for him and you never will be.’

The voices were loud and echoed in my head. I saw Edward’s lips moving, but I couldn’t hear what he was saying. My words came out odd, and they were fast. I was worried that he wouldn’t be able to comprehend them.

“ I d-didn’t kn- know, Edward. I’m s-so s-s-sorry. I’m B-Bella.” I whimpered loudly, the quiet, tearless sobs were erupting from my chest in harsh, pained sounds. I looked down at the rise and fall of my chest, and I saw as Edward’s hand moved up to my shoulder.

“Lillian…that’s impossible. I know you want me to stay, but…Bella died.” His eyes moved away from my face, and looked to our left. I noticed that Aro had gotten closer to us. His old, red orbs were staring at me with such intent that it made me uncomfortable.

“No, no I didn’t Edward.” I looked over at his hand that was still sitting on my shoulder.

His fingers began to clench up, and his free hand moved to his face to pinch the bridge of his nose. “Lillian! Please! Enough of this…this act! You all have to leave! I appreciate your concern, but I can’t do this anymore.”

“Yes, Lillian.” Tanya said, dashing over beside me and taking my arm in hers. She clenched it tightly at first before letting her grip loosen. “We should go home- our planned has failed.” Her melodic voice turned sour as she spoke.

I ripped my arm out of hers. “No, Tanya. Your planned failed.” I retorted.

I was very surprised at myself. I never thought I’d be able to talk to Tanya like that. Her eyes opened wide, reflecting my own incredulous feelings. “Lillian, what are you talking about?” she asked, her voice becoming unnaturally sweet.

I ignored her, and stepped back in front of Edward. I was prepared for the worst, but had high hopes for the best. I took a deep breath and looked up at him. One eyebrow was raised, though his eyes showed perfect seriousness.

“If it is you, then why didn’t you tell me everything on one of those days that we talked? You heard what I said, and you still didn’t let me-“ I interrupted him.

“I couldn’t remember.” I said, simply.

“And you do now?” he asked.

This is what I didn’t want to hear. I looked over at Irina for help. She glanced over at me, her expression was apologetic. I sighed.

“No.”

“Then how do I know if it’s you?” he asked and caught a strand of my hair between his fingers. My eyes were burning as I stared up at his beautiful face. The face that I had lost once in my human life, and the face t hat I couldn’t bear to lose in my vampire one.

“You’ll just have to trust me.” I answered, my voice cracking at the end.

He slowly put his hand back down to his side. He stared at me, emotionless.

“Edward,” Aro’s voice said quietly. I had almost forgotten that he was standing almost directly beside us. “Why don’t you use your gift. Surely, you could tell using it.” He said, and I knew he was going to make a point.

“Tanya and Kate are both thinking the same thing, Aro. They have been the entire time I’ve been staying with them. Irina had been as well- until now.”

“And what might that be?” Aro seemed to be carefully sorting out his inquisitions.

“Right now, Tanya and Kate are both agreeing that Lillian is imbecilic,” Edward said simply. I looked over at Kate, who was trying to hold back laughter. “But when I was staying with them, their thoughts gave no…inkling of this story.”

There was complete silence as Edward and Aro stared back at each other. “No Aro, this wasn’t a plan to save me. I would’ve heard them thinking about it.”

“And Lillian’s mind?” Aro asked aloud, raising an eyebrow at Edward. Edward looked suddenly taken aback and flustered.

“I can’t hear her mind.” He responded, quietly.

“And isn’t it true that you couldn’t hear Bella’s thoughts, either?”

Aro’s questions were making Edward frustrated. His fists clenched up, and his eyes were squeezed shut. “It’s impossible, Aro! Alice saw her die!”

Aro looked over at me, and then back at Edward. “No Aro, that won’t work.” Edward said suddenly, his voice filled with nervousness.

“I have a splendid idea…” Aro said, looking at me dubiously, before a smile spread across his face.