I could see him now, I could see Edward, and I tried to make my legs move, I really did, but they wouldn't go, wouldn't budge. Instead I was held in place by an iron arm around my waist.
Edward moved towards the line of sunlight surrounding his spot by the clock tower. Somewhere near me I heard a little girl giggling, but all I could focus on was Edward.
He took another step forward and I couldn't hear anything anymore over the loud banging of my heart in my chest.
"EDWARD! NO!" I felt myself scream. I think I saw him smile a little, and then he took another step towards that murderous sunlight.
"Let go of me! Let me save him! Let go! EDWARD! Let go! EDWARD! LET GO!"
I struggled with my captor as I watched Edward walk towards me in horror. His eyes were still closed, and there was no way he could hear me over the loudness of the festival around us.
My captor never let me go, but whispered to me, "Bella, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry. We have to go now you're in-"
Alice stopped speaking and held me tighter in her embrace, and somewhere in the back of my mind knew that she was having a vision.
"Go. Get out of here, Bella! Run! They'll kill you if you don't!"
"Let them! I don't care! EDWARD! Let go, Alice!"
"Fine. They'll kill me and Edward if you don't leave now. If they find out about you they will destroy us both."
"Tell Jasper I love him, and to keep you company."
Alice released me and pushed me towards the car as she ran to Edward's side, trying to communicate with him through her mind. He shook his head once and continued to move forward. I watched as he moved forward again and she pulled him backwards.
Then he leapt away from her into the sunlight.
All Hell broke loose.
People were screaming and running around as Edward shimmered brightly like a diamond in the sun. Then two hooded figures moved to Alice and Edward, and one promptly tore off Edward's head for all to see.
Nobody moved for about a heartbeat. The other figure turned to Alice and motioned to the dark alleyway. I could tell she was sobbing, but she nodded and walked down the alley anyway.
Numb, I stared as the first guard- for that is what these hooded figures must be, part of the Volturi guard- picked up the two pieces of Edward and followed the other guard and Alice.
I was left alone in the middle of the square as the humans around me ran shrieking into their houses.
I turned and walked hollowly back towards the yellow Porsche, where Alice had left it earlier after hurling me out of the car to save her brother.
To save her brother, the one that was now dead.
Because of me.
I was too slow to help him, I was too human to reach him in time. I was too stupid and graceless and ugly to make it to him.
I reached the Porsche and slid in, noticing that the keys were still in the ignition.
I didn't remember the drive to the airport, or the walk into the airport, but I remember handing the clerk lady my ticket. My ticket. I hadn't noticed before that Alice had only gotten one ticked for the return home.
I got on my plane and pulled out Alice's cell phone, another thing she had given me before she threw me out of the car at the square. I went through the contacts until I found one that I could associate with a certain person of her family. All the names of her contacts were nicknames, and I kind of assumed that 'Jazbear' was Jasper.
I pressed call.
"Alice?" he picked up on the first ring.
"No." I replied, and felt my soul tear even more when I heard his devastating draw of breath.
"Bella. Is she okay? Where is she? Where is Edw-"
I cut him off before he could speak the dreaded name, the one name I feared I would start screaming if I heard right now.
"Jasper. Don't know. With Volturi. Dead."
He took another steadying breath.
"I'm so sorry, Bella. Okay. We'll sort this out later. Where are you?"
"A plane." Trust Jasper to apologize for my loss when his own mate, his own wife, is with the dreaded royal family of the vampires, possibly dead.
"We'll be there." He hung up at the same time as a flight attendant came to tell me to turn off my electronic device.
It isn't mine.
I sat in my seat for the rest of the flight, staring at the back of the seat in front of me.
When they announced it was time to unfasten our seat belts and get off the plane I stood up, threw my shoulders back, and stumbled off of the plane to see the family that will hate me forever.