And Then There Were Two
Everyone has an angel. A guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take one day, old man, next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you; they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles. But to whisper from our hearts. Reminding that it's us. It's every one of us who holds power over the worlds we create.
We can deny our angels exist, convince ourselves they can't be real. But they show up anyway, at strange places and at strange times. They can speak through any character we can imagine. They'll shout through demons if they have to. Daring us, challenging us to fight.
I kneeled down to the floor, moved Riley's head to my knees and clung on to his hair "No, please. Don't leave me here" I whispered, tears were falling down my cheeks and onto Riley's angelic face. He took his final breath and I clung onto his hair, crying my eyes out
"Nessie, we have to keep moving" Bella said, putting her hand on my shoulder
I shook my head "I can't do it anymore" I whispered
"What do you mean?" Edward asked
"I mean, you go on without me. Go live your lives" I replied
"Nessie, no. Don't even think about doing that to me" Edward told me
"I've lost everything I have" I whispered "Here's the key, map and my most prized possession, my sword" Holding the things out to him
"Nessie, please don't do this" Edward pleaded
"I have too. You two were the strongest. You were the only ones out of us who had a proper chance out there" I told them "I'm going to stand here. When Emmett comes I need you to unlock the door and run ok? Don't look back, just keep running"
Edward nodded his head and took the things out of my hands "I love you, Nessie. Hold on to that" He whispered, kissing my forehead
"I'll treasure it" I answered, smiling weakly. The door was opened and Emmett came in. Edward and Bella hid near the door and waited. I nodded my head and closed my eyes. I watched as my friends ran out of the room to safety. I turned around to face Emmett.
"Do you have any last words?" He asked me
"You'll never have me" I replied
"Have you lost your fight?"
I shook my head "No, I just found it" I replied, preparing myself for my death. Emmett stepped away from me, aimed his gun at my heart and fired. I felt the bullet tear through me. I fell to the floor and felt my body relax. My whole life flashed before my eyes. All the summers I spent with Rosalie and Edward, all the fun times I spent with Jane, my fist kiss with Alec, that first night together, the last image was of mum, dad, a 7 year old Rosalie and a 5 year old Edward, who were holding a 2 month old me in front of a mirror. I closed my eyes and embraced home.
Tears were streaming down my face as Edward and I ran down the empty streets. We were finally free. But what's the cost? We had lost so many in order for our freedom: Jake, Jane, Felix, Paul, Nahuel, Alec, Riley and Renesmee. They had all sacrificed their lives for ours. We will never forget them. We will forever be in a debt for what they did. Many people think this could be over for us and our fight is won. But they're wrong. Our fight had just begun.
And finally, this question. The mystery of whose story it will be, of who draws the curtain. Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad, flashes us with whips and crowns us with victory when we survive the impossible? Who is it that tells all these things? Who honours those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us? And at the same time sings that we will never die. Who teaches us what's real? And how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us? And who holds the key that can set us free... It's you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight
A/N: Well, this is the proper end to the saga. It's been amazing. It really has. The quotes at the beginning and the end are both from Sucker Punch. The chapter title is a piece of music from 28 Days Later, which happens to be called And Then There Were Two. Any who, I will put up deleted/alternative scenes in a few days!
I ran towards the back off Emmett, screaming my head off. I had a dagger in my hand and I plunged it into his back "This is for everyone you've killed" I screamed. After stabbing his back I ran to his chest and pierced his heart. I left it there for a while before I took it out. Blood coated the dagger, I watched as blood dripped on to the floor
"Is it done?" Kim asked, walking towards me, AK47 in hands
"Done like a cream pie" I replied, kicking Emmett's dead head
"More like a raspberry cream pie, Sasha" Liam said, kicking Emmett's head back
"True" I mused
"What do we do now?" Kim asked
"Anything we want. The world is ours" I replied and threw the dagger at a security camera. There were only three of us in our group. There was me, Kim and Liam. That's all we need. We had survived the impossible. We proved everyone wrong.