As I'm sure all of you know this is the Epilouge, hence the name of this chapter. I figured this would be an okay place to stop the story becuase right now, you could say Bella is in the eye of the "hurricane" well, for the time being at least. So yeah.. thanks for all of your reviews and nightchildx: I'd like (want, desire, need, demand; all of those work) a review from you!!!!.
Enjoy the end of one story and the beginning of another...
Around noonish, we heard someone entering the house. Since the door was broken down, we obviously smelled their scent instead of hearing a door slam closed. I sighed and removed my head from Ren's marble chest, sitting up.
His arms were crossed behind his head, and he turned and smirked at me. "What if I don't want to get out of bed? What if... I want to keep you in my bed with me for the rest of the day??"
"Haha. But, our privacy has been popped by a very angry Raven who has obviously seen the unfortunate destruction of her beloved house. So, I think it would be best if we got dressed before she comes stomping in here while we're still in bed, naked."
I lightly plopped out of the bed and gracefully landed on the wooden floor. He sighed in defeat and climbed out of bed, muttering something about wishing Raven stayed wherever she was for another day... blah blah blah.
I picked up my clothes from off the floor but scruntched up my nose when I examined them. They were torn up from my first hunting trip and blood was smeared all over them.
Well, darn. If I leave his room to go to mine, Raven might see me... with no clothes on.
Well, my jeans weren't bloody, they just had a tear in them were my knees would be. I decided that's okay because most teens have holes there anyways.
"Ren?" I called out, turning to look at a fully clothed Ren.
"Yeees?" He said.
"Can I borrow a shirt? Mines kinda... torn..."
"You may like it if it's torn, but I don't and it would bother me. Just think about what we can do tonight... if you'd like." I cut him off, smirking when I said the last part. I knew I was playing a dirty card, but it worked for him.
"Sweet, okay... here." He said rummaging in his closet and throwing a shirt at me.
I said thanks and looked down at it. It was a pitch black color with a big, yellow batman symbol placed on the chest area.
"Ha. Batman. Awsome stuff." I said sliding the shirt easily on me.
It was big, yes, but not too big.
It was very comfortable, and it smelled like him which was a good deal.
He smiled, liking the way it fit me and pulled me into his arms.
He stuck out his lower lip and said, "You have wayyy too many clothes on."
I smirked and gave him a kiss, a kiss that was interrupted by Raven banging on the door.
Ren sighed, pulling apart and dropping his hands to his side.
He then procceed to hold my hand in his before opening the door swiftly and saying, "Heyy Raven. Where ya been? I missed you. The banging wasn't neccesary though.
"Let me see. Bella." She said.
He pulled me into view and said, "There, you see her."
I looked up at her and she was in her flame mode.
Her hair, knuckles, and her eyes were all fiery.
"Hey Raven." I said calmly.
"You!" She spat, pointing on of her fiery fingers at me. "What. Have. You. Done! To. My. HOUSE!!!!!"
"Raven, calm down. She didn't mean to. If you're gonna blame anyone, blame Edward."
"Shut it, Ren." She said, before turning her hate filled eyes back on me.
I had enough of everyone yelling at me. So, I stood my ground.
"If you hadn't of run off like that, leaving me and Ren here, this would've never have happened! But, no. You ran off and when he came, and I faced off with him, stuff happened."
"You're blaming ME?!" She yelled, her flames turning a blue color; clearly, she was pissed off. I made it worse, and I wasn't backing down.
"Well, yeah, kinda!! First, you lie to me when I ask for the truth!! Then, you run off leaving me here with Ren!! yes, I was fine, but you left your Oh so PRECIOUS house unprotected from certain things. Whose fault is that?! Certaintly NOT MINE!!!" I screamed at her, my fists clenching up.
That pushed her over the edge.
She let out a scream and lunged at me, grabbing my throat in her burning grasp and throwing me out into the hallway. I was up in an instant and knew exactly what I needed to do. Water.
I turned and ran downstairs, but she flung fire at me and it scorched my arm. I winced and kept running. I made it into the kitchen but she grabbed my shoulders and yanked me back. I landed on the floor, but as I was falling I grabbed her ankle and yanked it hard. She fell with me.
I was up before her but she pulled me down again. I was right below the sink, so close!
I got up and so did she.
Before she could move, I slammed my hands into her chest, sending her slamming into the couch.
She knocked over Louie's perch on her way, and he started flying around sqwuaking "Abominaaaationnn!!! Brrrracck!!!"
I wanted to laugh, but instead I used my leverage to my advantage.
I twirled around and quickly turned on the faucet, making sure it was cold- ice cold.
I heard her footsteps and knew she was seconds away from jumping me.
In one swift movement I yanked out the sprayer and spun around, turning it on and catching her right in the face.
She did a half-shriek, half-gasp as I sprayed ice-cold water all over her body. Steam fizzled up from her as the heat and cold collided on her hot skin.
I held the sprayer button on until she was completely drenched and fireless- or as she considers it, weak.
She just stood there, staring at me in shock.
I wanted to laugh sooo badly, but I held it in because it really wouldn't help this mess.
I sighed and put the sprayer back in its place besides the faucet.
I turned back to her and spoke quietly. "Listen, what I did... I didn't purposely do it. I wasn't thinking "Let's piss of Raven!" when I threw Edward through the two doors and the wall. He just, he just hurt me so damn much and then he tries to apologize to me saying that only half of him wants me dead, and I guess it pushed me over the line. All this time that he's been hurting me, I couldn't do a thing about IT!!! I was a weak, fragile, useless human who could only sit there and soak up all the pain. When I finally got the strength to face him off, well, I wanted to avenge mysekf for all the wrong he's caused me!! Yeah, I got carried away, I'll admit. But when you get pushed voer the line, you just act! You don't think before you act, you should know that!!! You've done it to! We all have! Don't come back here and start screaming at people!! If you're going to that, you can leave again! Plus, it gives you another art project to do."
When I finished my speech, I looked up and saw Ren standing on the stairs, trying not to laugh at the state of Raven. I raised one eyebrow at him and he wordlessly mouthed, "I think you got to her."
I briefly nodded and turned back to Raven, who looked like she was about to cry. Sometime, I really don't get her. I was wondering what was going on in her head, when she broke out of her frozen state and stepped forward.
"I get it now. I get it all. You still care about Edward."
"N-" I started to reject that, but I was cut off.
"You do! You want to forgive him, you want to go back to him! Well, part of does. You resist him so much because you don't want to get hurt again. You want to love him, but you're afraid that if you do, you'll get hurt again by the part of him that wants you...dead. That's why you're rejecting him. Edward loves you, and so does Charlie..." I cut her off there.
"Charlie wants to watch me burn slowly in pieces! He said he wan- wait. How do you know about Charlie?"
"Alyssa was once infatuated with Edward. She was human and he was a vampire. It was very similar to how you and him were. Except, she was brutally beaten by her father. When Edward found out, he was so filled with rage that he killed her father. She was extremely mad at him because her father was the one bringing in the money. It drove her suicide. It's because of Alyssa that Charlie came to be. Alyssa kept sending him mixed signals, bipolar signals. One minute she'd be all over him. The next, she'd be throwing things at him and screaming with rage. It's because of that, that Charlie was formed. When she loved him, Edward was in control. When she despised him, Charlie was in control. Then, she became a vampire by John and completely left Edward all together. That's how Charlie became the more powerful one. When Edward met you, you were just like Alyssa. Except you were all love and no hate. So, Charlie went away. You left him too. That brought Charlie back. Now, Charlie's the dominant one. I know this because Alyssa confided in me. She told me everything."
"Charlie hates me, Raven." I sadi evenly.
"No. He loves you. He's just mad you left him and won't return to Edward. Charlie cares about Edward and as strange as it may seem, considering Charlie is a part of Edward, He wants Edward to be happy again. That would mean you going back to Edward. Charlie is all act, no think. Like you said happens to us when we get mad. Go back to Edward. It's what Ren would want. He'd want you safe, and that's what would keep you safe."
Now it was my time to freeze. I looked up at where Ren was, but he was no longer there. Just empty air.
What do I do?
Raven... is right.
But, I love Ren!
I love him, more than Edward.
But I don't want to hurt Edward. I care about Edward. It's Charlie I want destroyed. What if me going back to Edward is the only option?
What do I do?
"Where's Alyssa?" I asked.
"John went off a day or two ago to find her. I'm not suprised you didn't notice since he had locked himself in his room."
What if I find Charlie and talk to him? What if I convince him that I still love Edward? Will he cave?
Yes. I could do that.
Am I strong enough? To face my nightmare all over again? To ignore the taunting and the threats that are coming from Edwards lips, but aren't really him?
I mean, I'd see Edward saying all of those things with a twisted smirk but can I convince myself that it's not him?
That's all I can do is to hope for the best... but expect the worst.
I sighed and looked up at Raven, who was still drenched.
"I know what I have to do."
"And that is...?" Raven provoked.
"I... I can't tell you that. I have to do this entirely on my own. Which is why I don't want you having any idea about my whereabouts."
She gave me a long meaningful look before nodding her head slightly. "I understand."
"Thank-you." I turned to go up the stairs but stopped and said, "By the way, sorry about drenching you. Although, you deserved it."
She smiled and said, "I needed it."
I nodded and ran up the stairs. I flew into Ren's room and saw him sitting on his windowsill, looking out his window that was open all the way.
"You don't have to say anything. I heard it all. Just... just go..." He attempted to sound cold, but I heard some sadness slip into his words.
I sat down next to Ren. "Ren, I-"
"Please, Bella, go."
I didn't say anything, but I leaned in and attempted to kiss him but he jerked away, leaving me hanging and confused.
"Giving you a kiss now, would feel like a goodbye kiss. I hate goodbye kisses. It feels like it's going to be the last."
"But it won't, It wi-"
"You don't know that!" He said, cutting me off.
"I love you Ren, always." I said the exact same thing he said to me last night.
He caught it too.
"I'll be back, I hope. I Love you, I really do. But, I care about Edward. I want Charlie out of Edward and I know what must be done. It has nothing to do about loving him, so don't think that... Goodbye, Ren."
I smiled sadly and turned away, walking towards his closed door. I had just grabbed his door knob when I felt his hand on my shoulder.
I turned towards him, "Wh-" I began to say but was cut off but his lips metting mine.
It was sad and urgent, but the sweetness and passion was still in there, mixed in with a bunch of other feelings.
I sighed against his lips and broke away, giving him a gentle hug.
"Remember me." I said sullenly.
He gave me a skeptical look and said, "What's that supposed to mean?"
"I just... nevermind. Goodbye. Don't forget that I always will love you."
"I love you too, always. You sound like you aren't coming back."
"I will. I just don't know how long I'll be away for." I smiled sweetly and he smiled back, clearly relieved.
I turned and walked back downstairs, giving Raven a small smile.
I walked out of the broken front door and made my way towards the gloomy forest. I gave the house one look back and smiled sadly to myself.
If only they knew I wouldn't be returning. I'd sacrifice myself to save Edward, like I told him I would. I keep my promises, always.
I gave the forest a quick look before jolting into it, letting them conceal my saddness, my secret, my plan, and... the truth.
And there you have it folks! The end of one story and the beginning of another! Oh and I didn't forget about Bella's new dog. Bella never went into her room and saw it so obviously Ren's gonna be taking care of it while Bella's not there. He might be taking care of the dog for the rest of its life...
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The sequel will be up sometime over this weekend.
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I'm sure everyone here is also ecstatic that school has finally ended!!! WOOT!!