New Coven

Bella's POV

"You don't want me?"

"No"

Then Edward left. It felt like my world was falling apart. I could not live without Edward in my life, I just couldn't. I fell down on the forest floor and started sobbing. I don't know how long I stayed there. Hours? Days? It didn't matter.

Suddenly I heard a rustling in the bushes. I didn't have the strength nor the will to look to see who or what it was. But, what made my head snap up was a high pitch, sickeningly sweet, female laugh. I looked around trying to find where the voice came from.

Then from my right I saw a figure emerge. She was all too familiar. With her long bright red hair with leaves and what looked like hikers clothes. It was James's mate, Victoria.

"I thought he would never leave" she chuckled

I jumped up. Edward or no Edward it made no difference, I still feared Victoria more than anyone else.

"What do you want?" I asked shakily

"I want revenge"

"You don't need your revenge, I have already died! Edward left me! That is the worst punishment of all!"

This seemed to surprise her. Her face turned blank then…what was that expression? Sympathy?

"I suppose we are in the same situation, huh?"

"How in the world would you make that assumption? No one could possibly feel the pain and emptiness I feel right now!" I shouted.

She started walking toward me, sat down at my feet, and patted the ground next to her.

"Sit and I will explain to you what I mean."

I didn't want to do anything to set her off, so I sat down next to her.
"Well, Edward was your mate, and James was mine. You lost Edward" I flinched "and I lost James."

I never thought of it that way. I never, for a second, thought that the pain of losing James, would be the same as losing him.