I hear Bella's voice from the dining room, cheerfully seeking death. "Well Alice, where do you want to do this?"
Bella's face still, neck and shoulders bare. Alice, lowering her teeth to Bella's throat. One small cut...
Alice's vision is certain, so certain it's almost reality — sound and motion. I lean against the wall for support.
No guilt — she asked me. Blood so sweet! A little more. The sweet is strong, stronger than I imagined. One more swallow. I won't kill my sister. Just a little more. So sweet! One more swallow. The final one.
"No! No! NO!"