Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight – Mrs. Meyer does! Oh and I borrowed some of the text from 'New Moon' for the opening part that is in italics.

AN: Enjoy! And please review they make me write faster. Most of the chapters will be in Edward's point of view -- but if it changes, I will let you know!


Chapter One:

"Bella, we're leaving."

"Why now? Another year-"

"Bella, it's time. How much longer could we stay in Forks, after all? Carlisle can barely pass for thirty, and he's claiming thirty-three now. We'd have to start over soon regardless."

"When you say we-,"

"I mean my family and myself."

"Okay," she said. "I'll come with you."

"You can't, Bella. Where we're going... It's not the right place for you."

"Where you are is the right place for me."

"I'm no good for you, Bella."

"Don't be ridiculous," she said almost begging. "You're the very best part of my life."

"My world is not for you," I said grimly.


If I could cry, I would. It has been months since I uttered those gut wrenching words to Bella. And months of living in my own personal hell swiftly followed.

I honestly did love Bella more then anything and I wanted her in my world. She was my world. That's why I had made the decision for my family to leave Forks in the first place – to protect her from the dangers in my world. Yet, with how things were currently going, I'm beginning to think that I was wrong.

I knew that Victoria had been tracking me since we left Forks – probably because of what I had done to her mate James. I managed to lead her away from Forks, so that she couldn't go after Bella. Then I turned the tide on her and she became my prey. I know that I wasn't her intended target. No her target was Bella.

That was why I led her on a wild goose chase as far away from Forks as I could get before I began to track her. We had made it all the way to Brazil when she figured out my plan and doubled back.

Damn.

At least I had the ability to get back to Forks before she did. Thank goodness for planes and fast cars.

But what was waiting for me in Forks was a different matter entirely. I just pray to whoever will listen to me that Bella is safe and sound – and more over will take me back after I grovel at her feet for all that I put her through. But if she had moved on, like I had intended on, I would still protect her from whatever danger seemed fit to come her way – Victoria or not. I loved her too much to see her hurt any more.

Right now, I was the only one of my family returning to Forks. Carlisle thought it best this way for now – just to see if I really wanted to return – well to really see if Bella really wanted us to return.

I was speeding towards Forks from Seattle when my cell phone rang. "Hello?"

"Edward!" Alice yelled. "You've got to get to Bella! Before its too late!"

"What?" I ask confused.

"She jumps off a cliff! Her mind is made up! Then I can't see her any longer!"

"Where?" I growled. "Where does she jump?"

"The beach near La Push."

La Push – damn. I couldn't break the treaty. Carlisle would kill me.

"Screw the treaty, Edward," Alice said basically reading my mind from a far. "Carlisle said that he would take care of it. We're on our way back now. It's Bella you've got to worry about."

"I will Alice," I quickly said shutting the phone and slamming down on the gas as hard as I could make my Volvo go as I blew down the road towards La Push.

The closer I got to the treaty line, the more knots were in my stomach.

What if I was too late?

What if Jacob Black or someone like him stopped me before I got to Bella.

Screw it all.

None of this mattered as I blew past the treaty line towards the beach. I just hoped that I wasn't too late.