Jasper's Point Of View
I just kept running, I couldn't stop myself. The second I even considered stopping I knew the guilt would rush over me. She already knew what I had done, she had even seen it coming. She didn't tell me, I know why she chose not to. But maybe, if she had said something, I wouldn't have… STOP. I couldn't even walk down that path. There had to be a distraction somewhere. There had to be a place where I could go and not be haunted by this all consuming guilt. Like a flash of lightning, the answer appeared in the forefront of my mind. I had to beat her there though.
Alice's Point of View
"NO!" Though my heart no longer beat, I clutched my hand there as if it could stop the instant pain I felt. I already knew what he was going to do, but I had desperately hoped that he would make a different decision. It wasn't my place to interfere, I had put my faith in him. But even if he had chosen the path I saw him take, I would have never believed he would even consider this as the solution. I knew Edward was in the room, Bella right behind. Edward's eyes were wide, Bella looked slightly lost.
"You have to go, you have to go now. You have to stop him. Carlisle should go with you." There was an edge of panic in Edwards voice, but I couldn't find my voice to speak. Edward left the room to get Carlisle started on everything, I already saw it. We would be leaving on a plane in 2 hours, but would he listen, would he stop?
"Alice, what's happened?" Bella's eyes were filled with fear. How could I tell her what had happened? I just couldn't. I couldn't speak the words outloud. As ridiculous as it sounded, even to me, somehow speaking the words would just make this nightmare a reality. Edward was already back in the room throwing a couple of things into a duffle bag for me. I felt Esme at my side, her hand rubbing up and down my back as she held me. Rosalie and Emmett stood in the doorway near Bella all looking slightly confused, Carlisle was making sure everything was order so we could beat him there.
Edward began talking, and even though I didn't want to hear it, I listened. "Jasper slipped up. It was a man in Seattle, Jasper had taken several precautions to make sure that there was no one attached to the man - that he wouldn't be missed. Alice and I thought that he might need some time, but that he would eventually come back. However, he's decided to go back to Texas. He's just decided, but if Alice and Carlisle don't make it there in time to stop him…" He didn't finish his sentence. Every part of me wondered how he could just leave like this. No goodbye, nothing. Not even a phone call. Would he even want me if I went all that way to stop him? Could I handle it if he rejected me? I knew we would make it there before he would, but I didn't feel sure about anything anymore.
"Alice, we need to go." I felt Carlisle take my hand and I just nodded. We headed out to his BMW, and before I left I just looked at everyone. I saw the concern on everyone's faces and I just hoped that when we came back, he would be with me.
"He'll listen" Edward said, though his eyes betrayed his words by showing a hint of doubt.