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Yet another angsty, serious chapter. Enjoy~


[Edward's POV]

"So," Carmen said in a polite voice. "It is extremely nice to see you, and I was just wondering if you wanted-" Kate sighed. "Carlisle is hunting with Tanya, Eleazar and Esme, Carmen," she said. Carmen's tone changed completely and she started to pummel me with her fists. "ARE-" Punch. "YOU-" Kick. "INSANE?" OUCH.

"GETTING A NEW GIRLFRIEND? ARE YOU SUICIDAL? KISSING HER IN FRONT OF BELLA? ACTUALLY TRYING TO PREVENT THE IMPRINT-SO-YOU-COULD-BE-WITH-THAT-INNOCENT-GIRL? God, Edward, anyone with an IQ that doesn't start with a bloody decimal point would know that Bella was the only option!" she screamed, hitting me again.

Kate and Irina took pity on me and dragged her away. "Uh, sorry?" I tried. Now all the three vampires were snarling at me.

"YOU LEAVE YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND ALL YOU CAN SAY IS SORRY?" Irina hissed. Kate growled. "IDIOT. If Bella wasn't so nice, you will be no more then a pile of ashes now, preferably stomped on, and in a rubbish bin somewhere in Africa."

Then Bella came in with Alice and the Denalis smiled at her, looking as though they were just enjoying a nice chat with me. "Hey, Bella. We were just enjoying a nice talk with Edward. I'll give you guys some privacy." Carmen smiled sweetly, but screamed at me mentally, IF YOU DON'T APOLOGIZE YOU WILL BE LUCKY TO EVEN BE A PILE OF ASHES.

"Hey, Bella," I said lamely. She smiled coldly at me, her azure eyes completely icy and emotionless. "Hello," she said and shook my hand as though I was a stranger. "I see you are acquainted with my sisters," she said. I winced. "Or not. Listen, I'm really sorry." Her eyes darkened, but her expression remained as cold and unfeeling as ever.

"For what?" She asked icily. "For getting a new human girlfriend," I pointed out. "Oh, that. Whatever," she said icily.

I tried again. "I know that I shouldn't have gotten a new girlfriend. Uh, I'm sorry if I hurt you..." Bella turned around, her eyes blazing.

"You are an arrogant bastard. I may have liked you seventy years ago, but now?" She laughed. "Don't flatter yourself. You are nothing but a worthless piece of filth," she spat, and walked away.

What the hell was I going to do? My ex-girlfriend wouldn't even speak to me. Granted, it was expected, but still. It wasn't pleasant.

Suddenly, Eleazar appeared. "Edward Cullen," he said icily. I gulped.

"Hi, Eleazar," I said weakly. "Yes. I understand. Now, explain why you did that." I thought for a second. "I don't know. I tried to talk to her but..." Eleazar cut me off. "Talking is not going to help. Apologizing and giving her gifts will not do any good. You can only wait for her to heal, Cullen. It's not going to happen overnight," he said coldly, and then strode out.

Helpful.

Just then, a few very familiar lyrics entered my mind.

I'd go back in time and change it, but I can't
So if the chain is on your door, I understand...

Too bad I couldn't be as understanding as Taylor Swift, hey?

[End Edward's POV]


"Nice, Bella," Alice said appreciatively. "You're a great actress." I smiled sheepishly.

"The last part wasn't really an act. He was practically screaming pity at me, like I still want him. Like he's a kind of coveted gold mine," I scoffed.

Alice snarled. "I'll kill him. I will, Bella. Thanks for the Vera Wang original, by the way," she smiled, looking adoringly at the glittery number.

"No problem, Alice," I said, grinning.


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