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How could I put her through this? My beautiful angel, while still as enchanting as ever, had clearly suffered these past months. She had lost a lot of unnecessary weight. She had also acquired a heartbreaking set of semi-permanent dark circles under her eyes, doubtlessly from nightmares of the mess I had unknowingly left behind for her to deal with.

When we were on the return flight from Volterra, with Bella safely in my arms. She was eerily silent throughout our trip to the airport, and continued once we had settled on the plane. However, Alice was replaying her previous conversation with Charlie, for my benefit, along with bits and pieces of the discussion she had with Bella upon discovering her alive. First she showed me their informative debate about Bella's trip off the cliff.

Bella sobbing on Alice's shoulder

Bella explaining how she didn't try to commit suicide.

Alice suspiciously sniffing Bella's clothing only to inadvertently discover the reason Bella had not died after she jumped.

"So, if the currents were too much for you, how did this Jacob manage?"

"Jacob is… strong." Bella answered uncertainly.

Alice raising her eyebrows in question, knowing Bella would understand to elaborate.

"See, well, he's… sort of a werewolf," she hurryingly admitted.

Flash forward.

Alice's eyes widening as she turns to stare at Bella with a shock easily written on her face, "Your best friend is a werewolf?"

Bella nodding sheepishly.

"How long has this been going on?"

"Not long." She said, getting defensive. "He's only been a werewolf for just a few weeks."

"A YOUNG werewolf? Even worse!"

Flash forward.

Bella telling her about everything that had happened since I had left her.

Flash forward.

"You look like hell, Bella."

"I drowned today," Bella replied bitterly.

"It goes deeper than that. You're a mess."

Bella flinching, "Look, I'm doing my best."

"What do you mean?"

"It hasn't been easy. I'm working on it."

"Alice," Bella said sighing, "What did you think you were going to find? I mean, besides me dead? Did you expect to find me skipping around and whistling show tune? You know me better than that."

I looked quickly over to Alice unbelievingly. She nodded grimly and continued on to the conversation she had with Charlie the next morning over breakfast. I braced myself for the worst.

A/N: I know it is incredibly cruel to leave you guys with a cliff hanger like this but my hand is cramping. So please review, (I'm a sucker for reviews!) and if you do than I will get started on another chapter!