a/N: This story just wouldn't let me go. I have the first four chapters finished and I will begin posting after Christmas. Just so you know, I am not Stephenie Meyer, so therefore I do not own Twilight, I just like to play with the characters!.

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"There is no damn way that this is what's best for her," I seethed, looking at my family.

"She will get over it. She needs to live a normal healthy human life," Edward said. "She can't do that with me."

"Will you forget her?" I asked.

"Of course not. But human memories fade," Edward answered.

"True love does not forget. It weather's the test of time. Human or not," I said.

"She needs a future. Not death, because if she stays with me that's what she'll get, death," he seethed.

"She loves you," I said. "How can you walk away as if that means nothing? She loves every one of us and we're all supposed to leave, most of us without even a goodbye. How can you do that to her? All of you?"

I looked around at my family. pleading with my eyes for them to stay.

"Jasper, you know how she feels. Tell him, tell them all. Tell Edward that she loves him with all her heart. She won't get over this. She won't forget," I begged.

"He already knows," Jasper said sadly. "He won't listen."

"Edward you are taking away her whole world. She loves this family and we love her. Even Rosalie does," I begged.

"We need to leave now. Everything is packed. It's time," Edward said, his face a mask of pain.

"Don't do this to her!" I begged again. "We can't just leave her like this!"

"I have to. If I don't go now..." he trailed off as he ran out the door. I heard the engine start on is Aston Martin but he didn't pull away.

"If Edward feels that this is best, we must respect his wishes," Carlisle said, looking at me with pity.

"He is wrong, Carlisle. You know it and I know it," I said. "And Bella Swan pays the price."

"She will forget. Human memories fade," Carlisle said.

"Not all of them. What do you remember of your human life? Your mother? Your father?" I asked. "You remember love. So do I. You can't forget love. It may dampen some. It my ease but it never dies."

"I have to respect his wishes. We all do. We owe him that. He has spent nearly a century going along with our wishes and each of us owes it to him in return," Carlisle said.

"And we forget the pain that this will cause Bella?" I asked. "We forget the girl left behind to face heartbreak with no one to turn to?"

"She has her father and mother," he said.

"Who know nothing of us," I said. "She has secrets that were hard to keep when we were near and now she has to bear them alone."

"We follow Edward and that is final. This is his decision," Carlisle said, with an air of finality.

I would not be swayed. I knew Isabella Marie Swan. I knew she loved Edward and our family to the depth of her soul and by leaving her, we might as well have killed her.

"What about her wishes? Does she mean nothing to any of you?" I yelled. I would not be dissuaded.

"Of course she does. She's my best friend," Alice said, sobbing without tears. Jasper wrapped his arms around her.

"Who will hold her when she cries?" I asked Alice. "Charlie? Maybe Jessica or Lauren? Or maybe she will fly back to her flighty mother, who was so concerned with her own life that she didn't see the sacrifices that Bella made for her?"

"I love her. She is the best friend I have ever had. She loved me for who I was, not for what I can do. She took me in as her friend. She never judged me. She..." Alice said, before sobbing into Jasper's shoulder once more.

"And yet you leave her without even saying goodbye," I said to her. "What kind of friend does that?"

"It's for the best," Alice sobbed. "Edward loves her. He knows what is best. We have to trust him."

"No!" I yelled. "Trust him?? I trust that he will spend the rest of his life miserable. She is his other half. She completes him and yet he is cowardly enough to walk away from her!"

"Cowardly?" Edward roared, coming back into the house. "This is the hardest thing I have ever done. I am doing it because it is the right thing to do. Because I love her more than anything. She deserves to be loved and cherished. She deserves to be loved by someone that doesn't have to hold back. Someone who doesn't risk killing her with every touch."

"Someone like Mike Newton?" I asked, knowing his hatred of the Newton boy.

"She has better taste than that," he scoffed.

"A heartbroken person is an easy target. Mike Newton would love to sink his claws into her. Or Tyler or even Eric," I said, trying to goad him.

"They are better for her than I am," he said with a resigned sigh.

"And do you think she could love them as she loves you?" I asked. "Would she kiss them? Mold her body against theirs? Would she relish in their warm touches or would she always miss her first love? Will every human man pale in comparison to her vampire love?"

"Stop!" he roared, running his fingers through his hair.

"Why? Does it hurt? What about Bella? Where do you think she is? Standing in the forest where you left her? Or maybe curled on her bed sobbing? How is she feeling?" I goaded some more.

"Please!" he begged, and I almost relented but picturing Bella's tear stained face in my imagination brought my anger back full throttle.

"I love you Edward. But you are being an ass!" I said. "She needs you. She needs us all!"

"We're leaving," he said quietly and I watched as everyone paired off, using their mate to calm them. Alice and Jasper were practically cocooned together and Emmett and Rose were in a similar stance. Carlisle moved to my side to try to comfort me but I wanted no comfort.

"You can go, but I won't. I won't leave her. She is my child as much as any of you. She is a part of us.... She may be human but she is one of us!"

"You are leaving me?" Carlisle asked.

"Technically you are leaving me," I said to him, holding my hand to his cheek. "I love you."

He looked at me, absolutely crushed. We had not spent more than a night apart since.. well since forever.

"You have to come. It won't be the same without you," Alice said.

"I won't abandon her like the rest of you are doing. I won't just leave her," I said.

"You can't interfere in her life," Edward yelled, getting in my face.

"I can and I will, if she needs me," I said, getting right back in his. My non-confrontational personality had taken a back seat.

I glared at my first son until he turned away with a huff.

"If she gets over it, as you say she will, then I will join you in Alaska. If not then I will stay where she is for as long as she needs me. I do not often open my mouth and speak my mind, but you are all wrong!"

"Please come with us," Carlisle begged.

"Stay with me," I said to him in the same tone.

"I can't. Edward has made his choice," he said.

"And I have made mine. I will not be forced to leave my daughter," I said.

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