*yawn* This disclaimer is calling a strike, but he still tells you that Sarah does not own any Twilight sorta stuff. Pay him more and maybe he'll tell you that it belongs to Stephenie Meyer.

I cradled my plaster-casted wrist as I lay in bed, and listened to Edward gently hum my lullaby to me. Before I drifted off to sleep, I asked him something.

"If vampires can go between universes, why don't they do it all the time?"

He sighed regretfully. "I suppose there's no point protecting you from the truth." I was suddenly wide awake and very interested.

"To go between universes, a vampire must make a huge sacrifice. They must kill a person they love."

I gasped.

"The first time he did it, you were sufficient. But you weren't enough the next times for whoever the higher power is who decides who goes and who stays. So he had to choose someone else. His family."

"That's terrible!"

"The second time he changed universes, he killed Alice; the next time it was Carlisle – you can see where this is going."

I was dumb-struck.

"What kind of person must he be to do that?" I asked after a long period of silence.

"Not a person: a monster."

He stroked my hair once.

"Now get some sleep; and don't you dare worry."

Yeyy! It's over! I just wanted to finally get this story that's been floating around in my documents forEVER up here and out of my system.

I am terribly sorry about the delay on 'Fate is a Strong Word,' and I am trying really hard to finish chapter 5.

There is a new poll up on my profile; "What would you love to see Edward do in a fanfic?" 'Bella' is not one of the choices, unfortunately. Check it out!

Thanks for enduring this brief spell of awkwardness. I will return to normal and 'Fate' as soon as possible. .