A:N/: Hi this is what Edward sang at the bar before Bella left. Another Maroon 5, of course! ;)

DISCLAIMER: Just playing with Ms. Stephanie Meyer's characters. Thanks, ma'am!


When Edward took the stage. He didn't know who the were there. All he wants to do is release his feelings and he always relate his feelings through music. He doesn't want to think about his other problems like choosing the university that he will attend to in September or if he'll really push through with medicine or choose a different path from his father's. All he wants to release right now is the pain from losing Bella. He sat on the stool, closed his eyes, and strummed his guitar...

I never knew perfection 'till
I heard you speak, and now it kills me
Just to hear you say the simple things
Now waking up is hard to do
And sleeping is impossible too
Everything is reminding me of you
What can I do?

It's not right, not okay
To say the words that you say
Maybe we're better off this way?
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way?
It's better that we breakā€¦

A fool to let you slip away
I chase you just to hear you say
You're scared and that you think that I'm insane

The city looks so nice from here
Pity I can't see it clearly
While you're standing there, it disappears
It disappears

It's not right, not okay
To say the words that you say
Maybe we're better off this way?
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way?
It's better that we break

So you're sitting all alone
You're fragile and you're cold, but that's alright
Life these days is getting rough
They've knocked you down and beat you up
But it's just a rollercoaster anyway, yeah

It's not right, not okay
To say the words that you say
Maybe we're better off this way?
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way?

I'm not fine, not okay
To say the words that you say
Maybe we're better off this way?

I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way?
It's better that we break, baby

The applause roared from his audience when the song ended. There were some cheering, too. Edward managed to give a shy smile and got off the stage and went straight to the bar.

While sitting, somebody sat beside him but he didn't bother to find out who it was and downed his third bottle of beer.

"That was a very nice song, Edward." Edward mumbled a thank you and tried to get up to leave when the lady stopped him. He glanced at the woman and was surprised to see who it was.

"Tanya?" The shock is obvious on his face. Tanya was his first love and they had to break it off because her family needed to move to Italy to take care of her ailing grandfather.

"What are you doing here?"

"I wanted to see you," she whispered. "I decided to take a break on my own and travel. I'm off to college now and I want to study here in the US. Gramps passed away 6 months ago." A lone tear fell from her face. For Tanya, his grandfather, Aro Denali, is her hero. She grew up with amazing stories on how his grandfather struggled to make a living for their family.

"I'm sorry to hear that." Edward placed his hand on top of hers and gave it a squeeze. "So, which school will you go to?"

"Columbia. How about you?"

Edward smiled. He is now decided on where he wants to go. "I've always wanted to live in New York." He smiled at her and bought her a drink.