A/N: Last chapter everybody. (:
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Edward, I love you.
I stepped a little bit closer, until I was almost at the edge of the rock.
Then I heard the voice. The voice I'd been waiting to here. The voice I'd spent the last 6 months searching for. The voice that I'd know anywhere. Whether it was in the middle of a dream, or a storm, I'd know because it was the most important sound in my world.
Edward's point of view:
After Alice had shown me the vision, I knew there was only thing left for me to do.
I had to stop her. I had no other choice but to do exactly that.
I knew that everything I had said to her, six months earlier had all been a lie. I'd never expected her to believe me, and when she did it was...awful. It told me that I really was the monster I'd always thought myself to be.
I'd thought that not being with her would save her from everything. Yet, that was impossible, she always seemed to attract danger, whatever she did. But I'd never ever thought that she would hurt herself.
I'd foolishly believed that she'd forget that she'd move on with her life. That she'd be human. That once school was finished she'd go onto college and do all the things she was supposed to. All the things that I could never give her.
But now, knowing what she was planning to do, I couldn't do this any longer. I couldn't lie to both myself or to Bella anymore.
I had to stop her. I just had to.
Bella's point of view:
His voice went right through me. I didn't believe he was really there. He couldn't be.
Maybe I was hallucinating, maybe that would explain it. My mind was playing tricks on me. He wasn't really here; my mind was telling me he was here, because it knew that's what I wanted to think.
I stepped closer. My feet were almost hanging off the edge. One more step and I'd fall. I'd fall into the ocean. The now, dark, cold, and fierce water.
"Bella!" His voice sounded anguished. It sounded closer as well. Closer than it had been a few seconds ago. It felt like longer. It felt like I'd been standing here for hours, when it had only been a matter of minutes.
I couldn't do this. I couldn't do this to myself. I couldn't do this to Charlie. It wasn't fair. I'd known this all along, knew that I'd never go through with this. I was a coward. A torn, heartbroken coward.
I was still crying, the tears pouring down my face and mixing with the rain that was soaking me.
I stepped back a few paces, so I was no longer standing right against the edge of the rock. A loud sob broke through my mouth before my legs folded under me, causing me to fall onto the wet ground, beneath me.
"Bella." He whispered. It was closer now, closer than it had been. Was it just my hallucination? I'd never experienced it before, but maybe it had something to do with being an inch away from death. But, why would it still be here? Hadn't it done its purpose? It had stopped me from killing myself, surely it wasn't needed anymore.
"Please." I didn't realise I'd said the word out loud; until I heard myself say it. Another loud sob broke through, causing the burning in my chest to get even worse. "Please."
"How could you be so stupid?" He whispered.
And then before I could even register what was happening, his arms were wrapped around me, pulling my soaking wet close to him.
He was real. He was really here. He wasn't just an apparition or a hallucination. He was real, and he was here, holding me.
Wait! No! No, no, no! This shouldn't be happening.
"No!" My voice broke, causing the single word I said to come out strangled. I pushed against him feebly, it wouldn't have a lot of effect, and I had no energy and no strength to really do this. "No. Don't please!" I whispered. "Please."
"Bella?" He sounded confused.
"Let go of me!" I shrieked. Good, the anger had bubbled up.
His arms dropped from around me, and I pushed myself back. I lifted my head up, and moved some hair out of my face. Really looking at him for the first time.
His face was contorted in pain, but his golden eyes studied me. As if he was afraid of what I was going to do next. He was...beautiful. I already knew that, but I'd been too afraid to even look at him over the past 6 months, seeing him now, my dreams and my thoughts had not paid justice to him. He was even more extraordinary that I'd ever remembered.
I pushed myself up off the ground, although my body protested, I was both emotionally and physically exhausted, but I had to get away from here.
I didn't stumble when I got up, but I couldn't remember where I'd parked my truck. I'd wandered over to this way, so I couldn't even remember where I had to go.
I was useless.
I stopped walking, and let the sobs overtake me. I couldn't do this. I was trying to tell myself that I had to be strong, but I couldn't. Not anymore.
I'd had enough of this; it had been going on for too long. I just wanted everything to go back to how it used to be.
He came up to me again, and wrapped his arms around me, pulling me against his chest. Neither the closeness nor the fact that I was soaking wet seemed to be affecting him.
I couldn't put my arms around him as well; it would mean that all of this was really real, that this was really happening.
I continued to cry, making my body wrack from the sobs that were coming out of me. It didn't seem to matter to either of us that it was still pouring with rain, and here we were standing in the middle of it.
"I'm s-sorry." I whispered against him.
"I should be the one saying sorry." He said.
I pulled my head back, and looked at him. I'd pay for this later that was for sure.
He frowned, and then looked down at me. The corners of his mouth, pulling upwards into an almost smile.
"Why are you really here?" I whispered. I'm not sure if I wanted to know the truth. I was scared, because even though I knew he was just going to leave me again, a part of me was hoping that he wouldn't.
My lungs panged at the sudden pain, almost causing me to gasp.
Edward unwrapped his arms from around me and ran a hand through his hair.
He took my hand, the coldness of it made me shiver slightly, but if he noticed he didn't say anything, and led us away from where we were standing.
"No. Stop." I whispered. I pulled my hand away from his grip and stopped walking. "Don't."
He turned round to face me, frowning again, and for a split second I thought that if it was possible he'd be crying.
He stepped a few steps closer, but I stepped back. The hurt on his face became more evident than before.
"Tell me, why you're really here."
I didn't care that I was still standing in the pouring rain, and I didn't care that the tears were still streaming down my face. I wanted answers, and I wanted them now.
"Alice saw what you were going to do." He said bluntly. "I couldn't stay away from you anymore, Bella. I had to stop you."
"But...Why?" I was dumber enough to ask.
He stepped closer once more, and I didn't move back this time.
He breathed in, and then looked into my eyes. I couldn't avert my gaze even if I wanted to. I was entranced.
"Because, I love you." He whispered.
"No, you don't." Were the words that came out of my mouth. "Because if you did, I wouldn't have spent the last 6 months on my own, and I wouldn't have been forced to do this to myself." I lifted my arm up, showing him the slashes that were forever etched onto my skin.
He grabbed my arm, holding it upwards so he could look at the scars, and then he looked back at me. "Tell me that your feelings have changed, and then I'll go right back to not being in your life." Even as he said the words, he face contorted in pain.
"Of course I love you. That is never going to change, and there's nothing you can do about it." I hiccupped at the end.
Edward didn't say anything. He dropped my arm that he was holding, and took my face in between his hands. He leaned closer, and pressed his lips against mine. And in that moment, everything crumbled.
The hatred I thought I'd felt for him at the beginning, the pain of being on my own vanished, the pain in my chest disappeared, and most of all, my heart felt intact again. I wasn't broken anymore. Edward really loved me, and that was all that mattered.
He pulled away, but kept his hands on either side of my face. "I'll never leave you again." He whispered.
Even as I tried to not believe him, I had to. Because if I didn't I'd have nothing else left.
"Do you promise?"
Those words suddenly became the most important in my life, and as he leaned forward to kiss me once more, I knew that everything from now on was going to be okay, because Edward was here, and he did love me. That was all I would ever need.
A/N: Ah, I'm not sure about the way I ended it. I hope it was okay! I need it to be okay, because otherwise I've just ruined a good story!
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