Chapter One


Victoria

Somehow, no matter what I feel safe in Edward's arms. The way he tells me it's okay when we fight or get upset, and the way he kisses my forehead lightly to tell me that he loves me. He did this when he told me he was a vampire.

Edward had been sick for some time and soon it started killing him. He demanded through shut doors and letters that I not see him, but I was persistent and kept trying. Then finally one day he let me in and that's when he told me.

At first I didn't believe him, but I could feel his cold skin and I couldn't hear his heart beat anymore. "You really are." I said and started to cry. He held me and reassured me that it was okay. Then he told me about his new family, Carlisle and Esme, and how he wanted to run away.

Why would you want to run away from all that?" I asked. He sat there holding my hands and looking down. His apartment's red walls were brightened by the fire. "I want you to run away with me. Can you do that?" He asked looking into my eyes.

I didn't know what to say, my true love asked me to run away with him and to leave my family and friends behind. "How can I?" I asked. He looked into my eyes and said, "I know you're scared and I know that you cannot choose, but please come with me."

I was tossed between two choices, going with my true love and leaving my family behind or staying with my family and leaving my true love behind.

This was the hardest decision of my life. Either one would hurt me.