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Caution: NSFW. I repeat, NSFW. There's a reason why "Possibility" is the musical selection to this fan fic. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)
These violent delights have violent ends,
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume.
Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene VI-
Chapter 10- Infinite Fantasy
It is balmy on the roof. Ugh.
Then again, I am always so hot. The only people hotter than I am are the hot-blooded, the ones who are pure evil. Riley is one of those. Most people are in the middle, like Charlie or Aro, the deceivers. But the Cullens are always cold, and Edward was as cold as ice. My mom told me that these are the purest souls in the world: the Cold Ones. Their eyes are different too, a warm golden brown. She went on to say that, if I was lucky, I should not marry the deceitful souls like Charlie. I should marry the Coldest One and be happy.
But now the Coldest One is dead.
And I am nothing.
I stand on the roof of Demetri's penthouse, looking down at the people on the street, wishing for any of their lives but mine.
I wish for Edward. I shut my eyes and wish for Edward. I hope that this turn of magic is better than the last. I wished for a cool room earlier today and ended up bloodied and bruised, Demetri doing God knows what to me.
I fall to my bare knees on the rough brick and beg Edward to come to me, sobbing.
"Bella." I hear his voice in my head, and I fall back.
"Edward?" I stand up, running, searching the entire roof for him. It can happen? I can bring the dead back? "Edward, I need you! Please come back! Please!"
I come around full circle but cannot find him.
"Bella, you know you can't summon the dead. Please stop this. Life is too short. Don't waste it. And love is not once in a lifetime. You will find love again."
I shake my head no, glaring up into the sky.
"How dare you give me clichés! I have nothing left here. Ever since I was little, there was pain. I'm 25 years old, and I've endured the heartache of someone twice my age. I can't do this anymore, Edward."
I walk again to the edge of the building, taking off my diamond engagement ring, his t-shirt with the stars on it, my indigo blue shorts (his favorite on me) and my mom's gold necklace with the ruby pendant.
Each of these items means so much to me. He wore the grey t-shirt the day he told me he loved me. And my mom's pendant... She said if I died, I had to give it to my children to pass on our ancestor's magic and legacy. But I could not have any children. How could I even dream of them without Edward? My mom's line had to end here.
"Bella, don't do this, please. If you jump, there are no second chances. You will be taking away your life, the most precious gift. Please wait."
I look up at the sky again. The sun beams down on me, as if punishing me with its heat. It must be noon. I close my eyes, feeling the sweat travel down my naked body.
"Edward, when I jump, I will be with you, and my mother, and Jacob. I will be in a realm of… infinite fantasy. That is where I belong, with you."
I look up at the sky once more. I am sure I am doing the right thing. Everyone I know who would miss me was already dead. I look over the edge of the building, as calm as the hot summer breeze blowing through my hair.
A/N: This is the end. Thank you so much for reading this short little unhappily ever after... although she does end up with Edward in the end, right?