The metal is ice cold, unforgiving, against my legs. Almost as unforgiving as the cuffs slipped around my wrists. He watches, circling the table like a hawk to his prey, eying me with cool calculation. I hope that inside he's frantic, hurting. Maybe a little undecided about what he has to do. I don't blame him if he isn't. It's not his fault, this whole thing. He's just doing his job.

"Would you like something to drink?" He asks, leaning against the gray brick behind him.

The room is small, almost suffocating, like the four walls are closing in on me with each passing second. I know I'll tell him everything. I've kept it inside for too long, so surrounded and barricaded in hate and anger that the truth was safe. But, I didn't expect this. I didn't expect him.

"No, I'm fine." I shake my head.

"I'm sorry about the cuffs," he whispers.

"You're doing what you have to do, Edward."

The moments pass slow, dragging on so painfully that I'm scared they may bruise me. Tear me up. Rip me apart. Because what's waiting on the other end of those moments is the end of it all.

I don't know what I expected, really. When this whole thing started. I guess I always knew this could be the end game, but I took the risk. Because it was worth it to me at the time.

Edward's boss, Carlisle, steps inside the room and slaps a file down on the table in front of me. Edward watches me from the doorway, conflicted. The sweat beading on his forehead matches my own.

I'm not scared of the punishment necessarily. I can handle it. The confinement, the simple living. The imprisonment or even death. But the one thing I cannot handle is being away from him. If had known someone like him existed before all of this, things could have been different. But they're not and there's no use in dreaming over things that can't be. Not anymore. So, instead, I focus on the now. On what I know is hiding in that file in front of me. And how it's time to let it all go.

"So, Mrs. Volturi," Carlisle starts. I take a deep breath. "Tell me exactly how you murdered your husband."

A/N: Hello, lovelies! Long time, no see! I've been keeping myself busy working on my 2nd original novel and haven't really had plot bunnies hit me much in the FF realm lately, but this one has seemed to stick so I'm going with it! Right now at this very moment, I have about 4 chapters written, so to hopefully avoid a major delay in updating, I'll probably update every 1-2 weeks until the story is complete and then possibly update more frequently. If something happens and I expect longer periods between updates, I will update you on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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