Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters, the brilliant Stephenie Meyer does. I just get to play with them a while.
I couldn't understand what I was seeing at first. I knew it was Bella. But where was she? Why was she curled up in a ball? And more importantly why did she look like she was dead? The small square room she was in seemed vaguely familiar and yet I knew that I had never been there before. She was wearing white pants and a white v-neck top, white socks and her hair was in a pony tail, she was lying on a small cot with one or two sheets on it. The walls of the room where all white and even through this vision I could feel the claustrophobia one would get from being in a room such as this. What did this mean? What was happening to Bella? Why wasn't she moving around? As another vision came to me, I slowly began to figure it out. I saw Jasper turn his head to me with a look of confusion and fear on his face……. I began to scream.
"Bella, no! No! No!"
"Carlisle! Carlisle! I need to talk to you."
As Jasper rushed to my side I could see Emmett look at Jasper with a confused look on his face. Jasper told him that I was emitting waves of panic and despair but before he could reach me I was running up the stairs towards Carlisle's office.
"Edward will freak when he hears she is checking up on Bella" Emmett muttered as he shook his head and went back to his video game. Rose just rolled her eyes and continued flicking through the fashion magazine she was reading.
"Alice?" Carlisle asked his head cocked to one side "What's going on? Is there a problem?" he continued asking as he walked towards me with his arms outstretched.
I ran into them, knowing I looked terror stricken. I was trembling and let him hold me for a second as I gathered my thoughts. I felt a pain deep in my chest and I knew that if it were possible my heart would be breaking right now. It had been 22 months, 5 days, 11 hours and 34 minutes since Bella's birthday incident. It had been just 22 months, 5 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes since I last saw my friend. It had been 22 months, 2 days, 3 hours and 2 minutes since I last saw Edward though I had spoken to him since then. As these thoughts were whirling around in my head I felt the need to take deep breaths, which is absurd as vampires don't need to breathe.
"It's about Bella! We need to go back" I blurted out. Carlisle interrupted me before I could say anymore. Placing a finger on my lip so I wouldn't say anything more he turned to Jasper released me into his arms and walked into his office.
"Alice, you know why we can't interfere with Bella's future. Edward made it clear that the decision to leave her alone was his and his alone to make. We, as a family need to respect that decision, no matter what we might want to happen unless Edward chooses to be with Bella, we cannot interfere." He sat down behind his desk and looked at me; his stare seemed to bore right through me. "I know you cannot control your visions, but you really must try to stop looking for Bella. You are only making things harder for yourself. I know you cared for her, I know you loved her like a sister and how difficult it was for you to leave her in Forks. It was hard for all of us, but we really need to let her be." He sighed, and then leaning back in his chair, he closed his eyes and I knew he was thinking of the past.
"But you don't understand Carlisle…." I whispered. He looked up at me, his eyes harder somehow and his voice had authority when he next spoke.
"Alice, please. For Edward's sake, and for Bella, you need to let this go" he said, "and think about Esme. She left behind a daughter in Forks. This is upsetting to her too; please don't talk about Bella in front of her it hurts her too much and I don't want to see her hurt anymore than she already is."
There was silence. It may have lasted a second, a minute or an hour. I don't really know. I just stood there, trying to think of what to say, how to say the words I had to say. Carlisle was my father, I had nothing but love and respect for him, and I had never gone against his wishes, but this time was different, and I couldn't let it go, I had to try.
"Carlisle please! Just listen to me! If after I tell you what I saw you choose to stay and do nothing then so be it. But just so you know, with or without you I will be leaving for Forks tonight. Regardless of what Edward says, and no matter what anyone else does I have to go, I have to try and save her. If I do nothing and she dies then I die too…" my voice broke as I said that. I knew Jasper felt the emotions from me and he hugged me closer to him, kissing my head and whispering soothing sounds in my ears. I could feel the wave of calm he sent to me. But it also made my determination stronger. I clenched my fist, snapped my head up and looked Carlisle in the eye "Will you at least listen to me?"
He sighed, nodded his head and gestured for Jasper and me to sit. We did and I began to talk about what I saw and what I thought it had meant.
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