I'm sorry. I guess for some people the last chapter wasn't very good. I think it was because I updated another story and then I began the chapter. I was almost dead tired.

Anyways, if this chapter isn't good either


He took me back, carrying me so we could get there faster. I felt a little better that at least I would know Jacob wasn't suffering too much. He said he might still take me back, so there was a chance we could still be friends, if we ever saw each other again.

Seeing Edward made my heart race as always, yet his pained face hurt like sharp knives stabbing at my chest. I wanted him to feel better, and it made me feel worse knowing it was my fault in the first place. Maybe after they turned me into a vampire, if they didn't kill me, I would have all eternity to explain…to ask him for forgiveness, if he let. There was no meaning to life without Edward.

When Jacob set me down on the ground again, he kept his arm around my shoulder. Though, I wanted to be standing near Edward and stay there forever. How could all this happen to me? I knew my bad luck would bring something bad into my life, but why did it have to be this way?

The pack looked at Jacob, knowing he had decided to let me go, but did that mean breaking the treaty?

"Ready, Bella?" Aro asked me, smiling happily. I nodded.

Jacob seemed to hesitate on letting me go, but he released me. "I'll be waiting," he whispered to me. I looked at him one last time before walking without stopping toward Aro and the other Volturi. I saw Edward hand something to Jasper before he, too, walked toward the Volturi.

"Would you mind carrying Bella for us, Felix?" Aro asked. Felix grinned wickedly.

"Not at all," he replied, winking at my terrified expression.

"I'll carry her," Edward declared in a low voice, not looking at me.

Before anybody could object, he scooped me up into his arms. Before I could ask why he was carrying me this way, he answered, "It's going to be a long run."

Looking into his eyes made me feel guilty. I looked away, listening to my surroundings. I could hear Sam's voice so I suspected he had changed into human form along with the others; I could also hear Carlisle talking about the treaty. Aro and Demetri were talking about directions, and they mentioned Forks. I thought of Charlie. What would happen now?

"We're going to have to pass to get your identification and passport by Forks. We're taking a plane," Edward mentioned casually.

"Will I get to see Charlie?" I asked hopefully.

"I don't think that will be possible," he answered.


"We will go to Volterra, and then…" He didn't finish what he meant to say, but I could guess. He meant my death…

"Edward" I was cut off by Demetri speaking about what route we would take and what we would do then. I wasn't even all there. My mind was with Edward in another world where we were still happy. I wondered if it would ever be the same.

"Hold on," Edward muttered. I hid my face against his chest and closed my eyes. At least I was with him. That meant something…to me. But I knew that I would need to talk to him alone before whatever was going to happen happened. I didn't want my end to come without telling him the truth.

I couldn't even tell if we were moving or not, but when we stopped I felt the air around me. It was comforting, and I felt sleepy. I couldn't make out what people were saying around me.

"We should have taken a car," complained Felix. "We wouldn't have to stop as many times as we will."

"Just hope we get home safely," Alec teased.

I opened my eyes wider and I recognized my house up ahead. We were right behind my house. I gasped and then was alerted I was in Edward's arms. I must have fallen asleep without realizing it.

"Jane is inside getting your things," he explained.

I nodded in response. After a while, I wanted to scream.

"Edward, I need to tell you something important. I know you may not believe me, but…" Jane was back at the same moment I was about to explain to Edward.

"There's nothing we need to talk about, but if you want to say something, it can wait," he replied coolly.

"Would you like to get anything else, Bella? You won't actually be in need of it, but if it makes you feel better to have some of your thing with you…," Aro offered.

"No, thank you," I answered softly.

"Very well then, off we go."

That's how it was for the rest of the way. They even stole two vehicles. The Volturi, but Felix were in the other car other than the one Edward and I were in. I suspected Felix had volunteered for the job of keeping an eye on us so he could irritate Edward…and I think Edward knew it, too.

Edward didn't want to drive because of Felix's presence since Felix insisted on wanting to sit in the back with me. Was Edward worried about me? Did he care what happened to me?

In the end, Edward ended up sitting in the backseat with me. He scooted as close as he could to the car door, away from me. Felix seemed pleased.

"So, Bella, how have you been since the last time we saw each other?" Felix asked me.

"Um…," was all I answered. Edward sighed in irritation and I didn't know if it was for what I answered or Felix's question.

Felix began laughing at something and was looking at me through the rearview mirror. I looked out the window to avoid his gaze. After a while, though, I started to get drowsy. I didn't want to go to sleep, though, afraid of having nightmares right there in front of them. Unwillingly, my eyes closed slowly until I was asleep.

When my eyes opened, I almost forgot where I was. There was something hard and cold under my head like I was using a block of ice for a pillow. And something was in my hair. I gasped when I realized my head was lying in someone's lap. Edward was looking down at me with a serene look. It made me wonder if everything had just been a dream. I raised my head up quickly and started apologizing. I was interrupted by a male's voice coming from the front.

"Ah, you're up. That's good because I was getting freaked out by all of your talking back there. Were you even asleep?" Felix wondered.

My face turned crimson, but I didn't answer. Instead, I was looking at Edward's calm face. It was a face I loved.

"I don't think Edward was enjoying it, though. You were giving him false hope even in your sleep," he teased. Edward growled at him.

"I'm sorry, I can't control my talking when I am asleep," I whispered, looking down at my hands, wondering what it was I had said.

"That's all right. It was sort of amusing seeing Edward's expressions," he laughed. Edward didn't seem to enjoy Felix saying those things in my presence. He growled softly, looking out the window.

"We are almost to the airport," Edward announced, his voice still cold.

Until we got there, I kept my eyes on my hands, not daring to look up. I didn't even notice when we got to the airport, it was all very fast. From there, my heart started to speed up. We were getting closer to where I least wanted to be.

We left the cars abandoned again, not far from the airport. By the time someone discovered they were stolen vehicles, we would be in the air.

"Come on, Bella." Edward's voice broke my trance. Everything was going by me because when I looked around again, I was already seated in a seat on the plane.

"Are we in the air already?" I asked, confused.

"No, we barely got on," he narrowed his eyes at me, probably wondering why I was missing so much.

"Thank you," I said. Then, I realized something else. "Are you sitting with me?"

His eyes furrowed and his lips were pursed in a straight line. "Oh, I'm sorry. I'll move if it makes it easier for you," he promised.

"No!" I said a little too loud. Looking around, I noticed where the others were seated. They weren't very close by, so that made me feel a little better. "I'm sorry."

Looking at him, sitting beside me, I wanted to wrap my arms around his neck and hold myself there. I didn't want to be away from him for any length of time. I asked myself if now would be a good time to confess everything to him.

"Edward." I said his name slowly, looking at the back of the seat in front of me.

"Hmmm?" he answered, facing the same direction.

"I have to tell you something," I whispered.

"Mm-hmm," he answered again.

"Edward," I said, louder than before, turning my whole body toward him. "Edward, please don't…." I sighed. What could I say that wouldn't make me seem cruel and selfish?

"Bella," he said my name, "don't worry, we'll have a very long time to talk about anything you want when we arrive in Volterra."

I winced, imagining what he could possibly mean by that. "Just please answer me one thing," I pleaded. He looked at me, waiting for my question. "Do you hate me?"

He looked like he was being torn in half. "How could I ever hate the thing I love most in this world?"

I took in a slow breath. There was hope after all.

Is a happy ending what people want?