A/N: Essentially takes place after New Moon but progresses up to Breaking Dawn. Not exact to the books obviously but it gives you a timeframe. Some stuff from the books kept the same.

Prologue - Sam POV

"Bells, you can't just walk away from me!" I said, slightly louder than I intended to.

Bella was pacing around my living room. "You don't get it! If I don't do this, the Volturi will come after me! And if they come after me, they'll find out about you and…" She said, her voice breaking. I knew that she'd been struggling with this, I just didn't know how much. I walked over to her and pulled her into my arms. "If they find out about you, then they would hurt you, maybe even kill you. I couldn't live with myself if something happened to you." She said.

I lifted her chin so that she looked at me. "Nothing is going to happen to me. I couldn't handle it if something happened to you. Bells, I love you…why are you fighting this?" I asked her.

She let out a sigh and leaned her forehead against my chest. "What do we do?" She asked me.

I kissed the top of her head. "We still have time. We'll figure it out." I told her.

She looked up at me. "I never should have gone to Italy." She said.

I leaned my forehead against hers. "I couldn't agree more."