Hey, guys, here's a little teaser for chapter 18. It's the only part I've written and I have no clue where it's going yet. Sorry about the randomness of the previous chapter. Edward wasn't mad at Jacob, he was angry at himself because of what is revealed in this chapter…actually in this little preview. You know those periods when life when it seems like everything is happening all at once? I've decided to make these next few chapters one of those periods for the characters. A little bit is actually revealed in this preview, so it'll probably be put in the middle or towards the end. And the "Sethlan" spin-off has been cancelled. I just can't get a feel for it. Don't forget to review and tell me what you think.
Alice sighed as she paced around the waiting room, rubbing her temples as she attempted to use her ability, "Come on, come on…gah, damn it! I can't see a damn thing!"
"That's because he's a werewolf. You already know why you can't, Alice," Rosalie said as she sat on Emmett's lap. Jasper was standing near Alice, while Esme sat next to Edward, who had been silent the entire time they had been there.
"Why are we even here, guys? The flea motel already dumped Edward, so why is he still our concern?" Rosalie asked impatiently.
"Because he still loves him, Rose," Jasper said as he held Alice's hand.
"Well, it's Edward's fault that the idiot flipped his car over on the black ice road! If he hadn't been trying to talk to him and continued to piss him off more…"
"Rose, enough!" Alice snapped.
The room was filled with an awkward silence. A few moments later, soft sobs began to fill the room. The vampires all turned to the far corner, where Seth Clearwater sat alone, his feet pulled up into his chair. All the talk of Jacob being hurt was getting to him, along with the fact that he was alone.
Seth could feel one of them take the seat next to him, but he didn't care. He couldn't find it within himself to care about anything anymore. He jumped slightly when he felt the coolness of a vampire's hand on top of his.
"Seth," Edward said softly, "I know that you probably hate me right now-and it's understandable…but Jacob will be fine. Carlisle won't let him die…"
Seth sniffled, "I don't hate you, Edward…"
Edward nodded, "And Nolan doesn't hate you. He just needs some time to figure things out. Not everybody could take werewolves and vampires as well as Bella could."
Seth looked up at him for the first time since they arrived at the hospital. His eyes were red from the crying, filled with pain and sadness, "If you hadn't hugged Bella and let her kiss you…we wouldn't be sitting here right now."
Edward let out a sigh, "Seth, I can't live without Bella in my life in some way."
The young werewolf scoffed, "Then boink her and leave Jake alone! He's better off in Splitsville instead of you doing the Mattress Tango with Cruella behind his back."
Edward rolled his eyes, "Seth, I wasn't-nor will I ever- cheat on Jacob. It was simply some feelings from the past-feelings that I cannot reciprocate- that Bella needed to get out of her system."
Seth looked at Edward, concern completely taking over now. Jacob had been right; he really had matured since he started dating Nolan, "Then I hope you realize that Jacob isn't nearly finished with getting his feelings out of his system. He's going to kick your ass."
Edward nodded, "I know. Fortunately, I happen to like a little kink."
Seth looked at Edward for a moment before he started laughing, Edward following suit. The young Clearwater then leaned over and hugged his best friend's lover, "Ah, I love you, Edward…don't ever give me a reason not to, got it?"
Edward returned the hug, "I wouldn't dream of it, Seth."
Alice looked over, "Edward…"
Edward looked up and saw Carlisle walking towards them. He clenched his jaw as he stood up, walking towards his father, "You're not going to tell me that, Carlisle."
The oldest Cullen nodded his head, "I'm sorry, Edward."
Seth stood up, "What? What's happening?"
Edward remained silent, keeping his gaze on Carlisle. Seth exhaled sharply and looked at Edward, "Edward, what's going on?"
The vampire slowly turned his head to Seth, his eyes full of sadness. It was then that Seth Clearwater felt the last of his heart being torn out of his chest.