Sorry guys, I really meant to update on Saturday, but never got the chance to. So, to make up for that, here's the next chapter.

Thank you to blackjack17 for your concern, my neck feels a heck of a lot better. :)

BTW- I'm really bad at Edward's PoV, so my apologies if most of his chapters are bad and he is pretty OOC.

AND- my apologies for the grammar errors in the last chapter. It was almost midnight, I was tired, and I was just trying to get it posted. So in a way, I was rushed. But the edited version of it should show now.

Shadow Of The Day

by Linkin Park

I close both locks below the window.
I close both blinds and turn away.

"But Edward, love is not a memory or a thought. It's nothing like that. Love is something you feel. And love is definitely something you don't forget."

"You can explain? Can you really?"

"Love is not a memory or a thought, love is something you feel."

Frustration, pain, misery, annoyance. Heartache.

Images of tear filled nights of sorrow flashed through my head, images of a heartbroken girl.


My fault. All my fault. Completely my fault.

Sometimes solutions aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

In rage I threw my fist at the demented trunk of the tree I was currently beating. I cursed at myself, retracting my hand from the splinters to admire the damage I'd done to the poor tree. It sagged where my fist had collided in the middle of the trunk, ragged splinters and twigs hung precariously from the outside rim of the hole.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.

A hole. Just like the space where my heart was. Presumably like the place where Bella's heart had been slowing healing before I rushed in to tear at the gaping wound.

A tear, a drop of rain, a small piece of shattering ice burst through the small opening in the canopy above the trees, the moonlight casting eerie shadows on the surrounding elms and pines.

Fury rose again, and my forearm found itself imbedded in the thickness of the tree, my knuckles protruding from the other side.

Funny how I use living organisms to relieve myself of guilt and frustration.

Imagine how Bella must feel you monster.

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

"Edward? Are you out there?" A ringing of musical giggles burst through the shadows as I wrenched my arm from the tree, kicking fallen remains out of sight.

Smiling, Alice plunged her head through the eaves, giggling a bit when she saw me.

"I thought I'd find you out here!" She stepped over poison oak and other weeds, her grin falling into a frown when she noticed my expression. "I assume she took it badly? Was she mad?"

I tore my gaze away from her and back to the wreckage in front of me.

"Mad would be an understatement."

Pink cards and flowers on your window,
Your friends all plead for you to stay.

"Edward you didn't!" She shrieked at me after I weaved my tale of treachery, barely making any effort to sugar coat it.

"What was I supposed to do? She didn't want me there." In a huff she folded her arms across her small chest, shaking her head as I began to pace.

"Did you ever think to let her finish? Wouldn't that-"

"You honestly think I wanted to stand there and let her pick at the remainder of my sanity?" I cut in, not wanting to hear Alice's nagging. "Alice, she didn't want me there, it's as plain as day. She hates me Alice. She hates me." I sighed, and stopped pacing, expecting to be told off by my sister.

Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple.
Sometimes goodbye's the only way.

"Oh Edward." She sighed softly, and wrapped her small arms around my waist as I turned to face her. I placed a hand on her back as a gesture of understanding. When she finally pulled back she looked up at me, making no effort of smiling. "I'm sorry." She whispered and ducked her head, taking a step back.

Alice paused, and looked back up with eyes full of hope. "Maybe she didn't mea-"

"Alice." I stated, willing this conversation to end. She shrugged.

And the sun will set for you,
The sun will set for you.

"What do we do Edward?" She cocked her head to the side, watching me with mild interest. I averted my gaze to the skies above.

"What do you mean 'What do we do'? I for one say we leave." She rolled her and folded her arms again.

"Liar." She muttered under her breath as she turned on her heel back toward our old home.

"You know you don't really want to leave." She called to me over her shoulder. When she saw that I wasn't following she turned her head slightly to smile at me. "Well come along now, I can't just leave you out here alone."

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

"Esme's really excited to be back you know." She said casually as she nearly skipped alongside. "And Carlisle too, he never wanted to leave, the hospital adores him as much as he adores them." I let out a loud breath noisily, getting a glare and Alice sticking her tongue out in response. A smirk threatened to plant itself on my face.

We walked in silence for a few moments after that, the only interrupting sound was that of the insomniac animals dashing through overhanging branches or across the ground.

"I'm sorry." Alice whispered, not looking at me. "What I said before….it was, it was out of line. I was just…" She trailed off and bit her lip and chanced a gaze up at the clouds rolling in. "It's going to rain." I nodded slowly, waiting for her to continue.

"I was just so frustrated I mean, like a child that's had there favorite toy taken away." She shrugged. "But now that I look back on it, I feel like a complete idiot."

"No," I found the will to speak this time. "You were right all along. It was a stupid idea to leave, and it will haunt me for the rest of time. I screwed up Alice, I did, and I'll even admit it." I saw a smile beginning to form as I admitted to 'screwing up'. "So please don't apologize for something that you weren't at fault for."

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.

It feel silent again as Alice and I accepted one another's' apologies. The fluorescent lights from the living room shone through the wall sized window as we neared the house. Alice squeezed my hand with delight as her pace quickened.

"Home." She uttered that one word and let go, jogging toward the white monster, laughing. I stayed back, contemplating on events to come.

So we were to stay in Forks for the time being, Carlisle would return to the hospital, and Alice and I would return to Forks High School, leaving Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, and Esme at home all day.

'Hey Edward?'

Alice stopped in her tracks and turned to face me, a mischievous expression plastered on her face. "Yes?"

"I still don't think Bella hates you."

And the shadow of the day,
Will embrace the world in grey,
And the sun will set for you.


So it wasn't that bad was it? I try my best to keep them in character, so if I messed up with that……Ooops.

Anyways, I hope you guys like this story, because there's a lot more to come:D