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I felt helpless. Carlisle wasn't speaking to anyone, he was locked away in his office, racing time to save our lives; Edward's and mine. I stood over Edward, holding his hand and trying my best not to cry. After his episode in the living room he went out cold. He passed out, and hasn't moved a muscle since then. Not a twitch. It's been two hours. T minus fourteen hours until our impending doom.
I heard Alice approaching long before she actually entered the room. Strange as it may seem, but my hearing seemed to be improving the closer I got to death, as well as my sight. She knocked on the door.
"Come on in Alice."
She cracked open the door and stuck her hear inside. "Hi," she whispered, "Any improvement?"
I shook my head. She opened the door further and stepped inside. She wandered closer to me and offered me a seat.
"No thanks. Standing doesn't bother me."
"Really?" She questioned. "You sure? I mean… humans generally tire of standing pretty easily."
"Yeah, I used to, but it seems the closer I get to death the better I am." I turned to face her now. "It makes no since. My hearing, my sight, my stamina… all great. The only thing missing is the strength, grace, and smell."
Alice tilted her head to the side and then looked away, thinking to herself.
"This could be important Bella. I'm going to go talk to Carlisle."
I nodded, and she left. I watched Edward closely while she was gone. I wanted to cry. Why wouldn't he move? Why couldn't he just twitch a little, or even snore? I would be satisfied with snoring right now.
I was beginning to feel restless. I couldn't just stand here and do nothing while the love of my life is pretty much in a coma. At the same time, I knew there was nothing I could do to help. I entwined my fingers with his and kissed his hand. "I love you," I whispered. I let go of him and exited the room.
I walked the short distance from his room to Carlisle's office and knocked on the door.
"Not now." I heard Carlisle say. "I'm busy."
Then came Alice's sing song voice, so quite I wouldn't have noticed if I had moved even one step from where I was. So instead, I leaned in closer.
"But that just has to be important," She said. "It isn't even remotely normal from what Aro said to you, you should call him again." She sounded like she was pleading with him now.
"No. I need to do this first, I can't waist my time on talking to anyone, Alice," He said emphasizing her name; a hint for her to leave. "The more time I spend talking to people, is the less chance Edward and Bella have of living, and I will NOT lose my son or the love of his life, now get out!"
I was flabbergasted. Carlisle never lost his cool. I couldn't imagine how Alice must feel right now, or the look on her face. Was she the first person he ever lost his temper with? That would certainly make me feel horribly. I supposed she was just staring at him when he practically yelled, "NOW!"
I moved from the door quickly, so I wasn't slammed into when she made her exit. But to my surprise, she opened the door slowly. She looked at me and then looked back towards Edward's room and then to me again. A slight smile spread across her lips and she said, "You want to help?" I nodded.
"Good. Because Carlisle is wrong."
We were walking down the stairs now as she talked.
"Bella, you are getting better. You won't die. I don't know about Edward yet honestly, but I know your getting better. Carlisle won't call Aro for his help, so we will. He will be so pleased to talk to you. Aro thinks of you as his non-vampire favorite." I flinched a little at that.
"What do you mean I'm getting better?"
"I think we need to run some tests on Edward, and I don't know how to do it because I'm not a doctor, but I have been observing you and how your abilities and senses are increasing and I thought about your doctors appointment earlier this week. The doctor said that he didn't know how it happened, but your ovaries were dead. "
She said that excitedly. As if it made the Answer obvious. I just stared at her, waiting for an answer. She rolled her eyes at me.
"Bella, I don't think you guys were taking the poison long enough to revert the two of you back to being fully human. Edward said that there was enough for an entire week, but the morning that the two of you woke up and were pretty much human, neither one of you continued drinking it."
"So the fact that my ovaries are dead… means that the poison didn't run it's full course?"
Alice smiled. "That's my theory. And the more time that passes the more I think my theory is correct."
I just nodded. Unsure of whether or not I agreed.
Alice continued to try to prove her point. "I mean in just the last fifteen minutes we have been talking, your heart rate has slowed to a pace that should be way to slow for a human, and your hair is returning to an unnatural kind of beauty. Like it looked while you were a vampire."
I felt my hair, and it did feel softer. I put two fingers to my neck and my pulse was almost unnoticeable. I wasn't sure what to think.
"I know you can't tell, but I can visibly see you changing Bella, right before my eyes. You are turning back." I figure if we wait another hour or so we could convince Carlisle." I nodded. I was convinced now.
"I want to go back upstairs and be with Edward."
"Yeah, of course. Bur first we should call Aro and see what we can squeeze out of him. Only one problem."
I looked at her questionably.
"I have no idea what the number is to his direct line, and I don't want to have to deal with that twit of a receptionist."
I had to smile at that. "Edward has his direct line, I think. He spoke to Aro before Carlisle did. It should be in his phone."
"Good. I'll go get it and be right back." She said.
And in a flash, she was gone. I stood, motionless and waiting. I contemplated everything I just heard. All of the evidence seemed pretty solid. I wondered if She could see Edward changing too.
Edward… The only thing that didn't make sense in all of the evidence just displayed in front of me. He didn't seem to be getting any better. I felt my heart squeeze at the thought. And then before I could throw myself into any more panic, Alice was there. The look on her face was terrifying.
"Alice? What's wrong?"
"We don't need to call Aro. I just had a vision of him and all of his lying glory."
"What do you mean?"
"The so-called-antidote that Carlisle is making, will speed up the process. Aro really wants you guys dead, but it does mean something."
"And what's that?" I asked.
I heard a growl in the darkness. At first I thought it might have been Alice, but then I heard that sweet velvet voice.
"It means that her theories are right on target." Edward stepped out of the Darkness and looked directly at me. "And it means that Aro is going to die."