I reached out for his hand but he quickly moved out of reach. His eyes dark and unfocused as he took another step away from me.
“Edward?” I said confused. He continued walking backwards, getting farther away with each step. Slowly fading into the shadows. “Edward?!” I yelled after him, slowly walking forward. It seemed for every step I took, he took 5 steps farther. “Where are you going?!” I yelled after him, walking faster.
“Away from you.” He said harshly, staring me down as he stopped walking, holding his place he crossed his arms.
“What do you mean? Away from me?” I asked approaching him.
“Bella, if you don't want to be with me then I completely understand.” He said, taking another step back as I got closer. “Don't play games with my head, with my heart.”
“What?” I mouthed, confused.
“Can you imagine how I felt when you said you wanted to leave me. When you made another choice.”
“Edward...” I started
“No, Bella, if you really don't want me thats fine, but you can't keep changing your mind, you've done this to yourself, and I'm not sure I can forgive you.” He said, his eyes staring me down.
“What are you saying?” I cried out, clutching my hand to my chest, afraid my coração would fail at any minute.
“I'm saying that we can't go back, whats done is done, and I can't forgive you, I can't be with someone who doesn't want to be with me.”
“I do! I do want to be with you.” I shouted desperately. “Edward, I'm so sorry.” i cried out, tears streaming down my cheeks.
“Me too.” He said harshly as he turned to leave.
“Edward.” I yelled after him, as I started running, my feet echoing off the pavement. I watched as he got farther and farther away until he disappeared into the night. “Edward!” I shouted again, my eyes searching the darkness for him. Realizing how alone I was I sunk to the cold ground, hugging my knees to my chest as I continued to sob uncontrollably. Forcing my eyes shut, an attempt to stop the tears. I heard footsteps approach and glanced up. I pulled my damp hair out of my eyes, focusing on the person at my feet. Dressed in a long black robe, veste, roupão with a capuz, capa that shadowed their face. The hooded person reached a hand out to me. I rubbed the remaining tears out of my eyes as I reached out to take the hand extended to me. They wrapped their cold fingers around my hand, pulling me off the ground, As I got closer their face came into focus, Crimson eyes stared into my own, I could hear growling coming from deep inside. My eyes shut with panic as I struggled out of the cold grip. She tightened her grip around my hand, leaning in.
“Edward!” I screamed, feeling cool hands mover from my face to my chest, and back to my face.
“Bella!” My eyes flew open to see Edward por my side, his face full of concern. “You're alright.” He soothed, bringing my head against his chest as he wrapped his arms around me, holding me close.
“Breathe Bella.” He encouraged as I lay there gasping for air. As my breathing slowed down I looked around the room , noticing we were in his bedroom, he must have carried me to cama at some point during the night.
“Wanna tall me what that was about?” He asked, muffled, his face in my hair. I closed my eyes thinking back to the nightmare, the crimson eyes, Edward disappearing into the dark.
“Not really..” I said, turning to my side.
“Bella, you were screaming my name, you're drenched in a cold sweat, and you can barely breathe, please tell me.” He said as he pulled me back to face him.
“I'm sorry.” I whispered. Unable to look him in the eye.
“For what?” He asked, moving the hair that had fallen into my face.
“For making you doubt that I loved you.” I whispered, leaning against his chest.
“I never once doubted it.” He said, soothingly.
“You don't hate me?” I asked, finally glancing up at his face.
“Bella.” He said, placing a kiss on my forehead. “I could never hate you, where is this coming from?” He asked.
“I had a dream that you left.” I sighed. “I hurt you so much and you said that I did this to myself, that things would never go be the same, that you would never forgive me.” I gasped for air, tears building up. “And then you left and I couldn't find you, and Vic..she was there.” Tears overflowing, spilling down my cheeks. “She helped me stand up, and then I saw who it was and she wouldn't let go, and I couldn't find you, I couldn't find you!.” I sobbed into his chest. I felt his strong arms embrulho, envoltório tighter around me.
“Bella shhh.” He whispered, rubbing my back. “It was just a dream. I'm not going anywhere without you.”
“You amor me.?” I asked hesitantly, blinking through the tears.
“Of course I do, forever.” He sighed as I relaxed in his grip.
“I'm sorry.” I whispered again.
“It's alright.” He whispered back
I pulled out of his arms, laying back down on the pillow, noticing how damp it was.
“Like I said, drenched with sweat.” He said, smiling at me.
“Gross.” I mumbled as I pulled the blankets off of me. “I'm gonna go shower.” I said slowly. He reached out and grabbed my wrist, pulling me back towards him.
“I amor you.” He said, as he wiped a tear from my cheek. I smiled weakly as I headed off to the bathroom.
When I came back in the room I noticed Edward had not only made the bed, but had put all new sheets on. He was laying on his stomach sprawled across the cama leitura a book. He glanced up when I entered, closing his book and patted the cama beside him for me to join. I hung up my towel and slid onto the cama beside him on my stomach.
“Everything alright?” He asked, noticing the concern that was plastered all over my face.
“Depends.. I noticed Alice wasn't in the living room anymore...” I said, searching his face to see if he already knew that.
“She's with Carlisle.” He said, moving his hand around my waist, pulling me closer. “Mmm” He said, as he pulled my face closer to his, breathing in.
“Is she alright?” I asked, but I was interrupted por a knock at the door.
“Hey Edward, It's you're turn.” Emmett said as opened the door slightly poking his head in before closing it again.
“Your turn?” I asked confused.
“Yeah...Come on, I'll explain” He said as he pulled himself off the bed, grabbing my hand and pulled me up with him. We walked down the hallway to a room I never really went in before. The door had always been closed, and Edward missed it during the tour I'm guessing.
We walked in what looked like some sort of hospital room, there was machines beeping, and awful bright lighting. I glanced around to find Alice laying on the cama in the middle of the room, dressed in what looked like a hospital gown. I'm guessing it wasn't some designer name, and wondered if that would have bothered her. I slowly walked over to Alice's body, noticing wires and tubes everywhere. “Oh Alice.” I cried out softly, reaching out to take her hand in mine. Alice has never stayed still for so long.
“Ready Edward?” I heard Carlisle say, turning to face them. Edward pulled a chair up beside Alice's cama and pulled his sleeves up.
“What are you doing?” I asked, confused and worried at the same time, still holding Alice's hand.
“We're doing a sort of transfusion.” Carlisle said as he wiped down Edwards arm and pulled out a needle. I immediately felt my stomach drop. “In a humans case, there is such thing as a blood transfusion, but with us, we would need venom.” He explained as he slowly inserted the needle into Edwards arm. “Now, it's not like we have a blood bank for this kind of thing, so we have to use our own resources. Alice's health is slowly disintegrating, so everyone has been taking turns, transferring their venom into her 'blood stream'. It's helping, for now.” I watched as the clear liquid moved from Edwards arm through the tangle of cords around Alice. I closed my eyes, feeling slightly nauseous. I took deep breaths in through my nose, trying to calm myself down. I glanced back to Alice, squeezing her hand.
“Alice...” I whispered.
“She can hear you.” Edward said, looking up at me.
“Alice.” I said again, mais loudly. “You have to wake up.” I said trembling. “I promise you can buy me all the clothes you want.” Tears forming.
“Careful now, I said she can hear you.” Edward laughed to himself. “She's going to hold you to it.
“I don't care, I just want her back.” I shrugged to myself as I laid my head down on the cama beside her.
“That should do it.” Carlisle said as he removed the line from Edwards arm, wiping it down to remove the venom that made its way onto his skin. “Take it easy for a while okay?” Carlisle advised as Edward grabbed my hand.
“You hungry?” He asked, wrapping his arms around my waist. I glanced back to Alice, giving her hand one mais squeeze as I stood up and walked out of the room with him.
“No.” I mumbled. “More nauseous than anything. “I need to lay down.” I said holding on to Edward as I felt the blood rushing to my head.
“Right. Needles. I'm sorry” He apologized as he led me to the bed.
“I'll be fine.” I mumbled, closing my eyes tight as I slowly rocked back and forth, trying to distract myself. I felt Edward lay down beside me and turned to face him.
“You alright?” I asked, as he closed his eyes tightly.
“I'll be fine, the transfusion can be hard on you, the venom has to replenish, it takes some time.” He said, pressing the bridge of his nose between his thumb and forefinger.
I moved across the cama closer to him and wrapped my arm across his chest, hoping to bring him comfort for once after countless times he came to save me. His body went stiff as he lay there, not moving, not bothering to breathe. I figured this was part of the process, so I just lay there with him, watching him as I rubbed my hand across his chest.