Summary: Right after Edward leaves, Bella gets into a car crash. She has amnesia and does not remember anyone at all; not her family, not her friends, and not even her soul mate. Will Edward continue to stay away and let her live a normal life as he wanted her to? And what can Bella do after she remembers?
Author's note: This story takes place around the beginning of New Moon and will slowly weave itself into Eclipse. Some scenes are based upon the novel but the small plot twist is my own. The Twilight series belong to Stephenie Meyer. No copyright infringement intended.
"Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!"
- Eliza Cook
I felt myself being pulled under, the water beating at me from different directions, throwing me in one direction and then quickly another. But I didn't try to fight it. It was all clear to me now—the numbing pain that coursed through me whenever I thought about it—the reason why a sudden emptiness seeped into my heart every time I was alone. It was because of him.
At this very moment I realized what I've been missing for so long. Why hadn't it occurred to me before?
Water rushed into my lungs as the torrents clawed at me, trying to drag me farther down into their cold abyss.
A voice told me to fight it, to hang on. But all I did was smile. It was in this arctic deathbed that I realized there was a greater love. One that could not compare to what I have now. Knowing this, how could I possibly let go?
More water rushed down my throat and I felt myself losing consciousness, but it didn't matter. I just wanted to hear this angel's sweet voice and stare in awe at his flawless face.
Who knew death could be this sweet?