A/N: I know you all hate me for the last chapter, and I'm sorry! But it had to be done in order for the rest of the plot to take place.
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Right? Right, thought so.
Anyway sorry for the long disclaimer, here's the new chapter!
"I'm sorry," she whispered so low that if I had the hearing of anything remotely less than a bat, I never would have known she spoke, much less understand her.
I pretended not to hear her apology. What am I supposed to say to her? That I'm okay? That I understand her choice? That we'll both be better off with her decision? Any of those options would have sufficed, but I didn't agree with any of them. I can't just lie to her and claim those things.
As irrational as it may be, I just wish she hadn't felt the obligation that she had to make a choice, and I certainly wish she hadn't chosen Edward over me. Much less because she felt she had to- that's not my conceited, hopeful thoughts either. Being an empath comes with its slight advantages and disadvantages all in one.
She chose Edward. Edward, the guy who treats her as if she's his property. At that thought, I knew I had to get out of here before I do something that I'll regret. "I'll be back later."
Without another word, I walked out of the house at an acceptable pace before sprinting off into the woods as fast as my granite legs could carry me.
I stopped when I was only about five miles away- I didn't want to go too awful far away from Bella in case she needs me. Who am I kidding? I'm the one who needs her....Even if I did want to go away from her though, I knew I wouldn't be able to. It's still my job to babysit her for the time being, I told myself as an excuse for wanting to stay near the girl who probably wants nothing to do with me any longer.
It wasn't until I turned around that I so much as even noticed I had knocked over quite a few trees down on my way over here. I sat down on a stump that I had probably made myself, and held in an inward groan that threatened to escape.
What am I even doing? I'm feeling sorry for myself just because Bella made a mature decision. She decided that she wants to stay faithful to her fiancé. Who am I to get angry or feel hurt about that? I'm married too, and I'm the one who fell for her to begin with.
I knew what I was getting myself into, so why am I so hurt about this?
I tried to get angry at myself for caring, but I knew the answer. I had no prior thoughts of being unfaithful to my wife- she's a lovely woman, and she deserves the truth. I would have chosen Bella in a heartbeat if it came down to it.
I'm actually sitting here, on this stump, moping because a girl is doing what she thinks is right....
What kind of person does that? A very selfish one, I answered myself bitterly.
I was knocked out of my thoughts when my phone started vibrating. After I had fished it out of my pocket, I saw it was Edward that was calling. The same guy who I would rather commit murder than talk to right now.
"What?" I asked my brother sharply when I answered.
"What's your problem?"
My problem? The drama king is asking me what my problem is....'I just got dumped for you.' "Nothing," I said aloud. "What is it?"
"I can't do this..."
"What?" I sighed, not being in the mood for one of his juvenile games. "What can't you do?"
"I can't come back to Bella," was all the answer he supplied, with no reason at all.
"What?!" I nearly shouted, "why?"
"Come again?" I asked impatiently. "What exactly did you do, Edward?"
"I drank the blood," he paused as if gathering courage to finish his sentence. "From a human."
This time I actually did shout. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN- a human, Edward?" I asked incredulously. I can't believe that the perfect, blood resistant brother of mine slipped up. He can stay straight faced in front of his singer for crying out loud!
"Yes," came his shameful answer.
"What exactly happened?" I asked after reigning in my anger.
"Our hunting trip wasn't exactly a normal one....," he began.
"I gathered that. Now what. Happened?" I grounded out, pressing my nose between my thumb and forefinger.
"I was seeing if I could resist the blood of an animal.....," he said, not getting to the point of my question. Although, I was too busy trying to not go and rip his head right off his body to even yell at him. Just as well- isn't even worth the breath right now, anyway.
"And?" I prodded, getting up to start pacing back and forth. Any movement to keep me from tearing yet even more trees out of the ground.
"And the human?" I asked agitatedly, he really knows how to test a persons patience.
"I was angry with myself....I just lost it," he tried to explain while holding in what sounded to be a sob.
"Angry with yourself for killing an animal?" I asked incredulously. "You're a vampire, you do realize this?" I asked sarcastically. "You should be proud of yourself for even attempting any animal, ever!"
"The animal was a test of control when turning Bella," he elaborated.
"So, you're just not going to come back and face the fact that you screwed up?" I didn't bother sugar coating anything; Bella chose him over me, and now he's just leaving her. He really needs to get his head out of his ass.
"It's not just that," he said defensively.
I stopped pacing in order to listen to his undoubtedly pathetic excuse., "Oh, I'd love to hear this."
"There's actually not a whole lot to hear about....the wolf that's been following us on the trip-" he paused suddenly, as if trying to think of how to put it. Not that his wording was needed, the meaning was painfully obvious.
"He caught you killing the human?" I asked despite already knowing the answer.
"Yeah, he did..."
While my mind was busy screaming at my brother, I took a deep breath in attempt to calm myself down. "And then?" I grounded out, digging my nails into my granite flesh in attempt to save another tree from being punched, and consequentially killed.
"You have to get Bella out of there," he answered solemnly.
I stopped my pacing, "what?" I demanded. "Bella is in danger and you waited until now to even tell me about it?!" I asked in disbelief. "I'm the one who is supposed to be protecting her!"
I was already too busy running back to the house that I didn't even make out what he had said next before I hung up the phone.
I barely even registered the surprised look on Bella's face as I practically ran through the door and told the girl who wants nothing more than for me to leave her alone that we have to run away together.
A/N: Wow, I wanted that to be so much longer....
But, I have to cut this short! Next chapter will be BPOV, and it'll explain the whole scenario don't worry! You're not being cheated out of any explanations.
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