My Twilight Love Story
Chapter 16: Saving Seth
The plane ride was agonizing. I
couldn’t sit still and was either pacing or rocking back
and forth. After an hour, Ariel just decided to hold me still.
When we landed in Italy, we had five hours until he was going to
expose himself. We ran from the airport to the edge of the road.
Ariel told me to stay where I was and was back in a thirty
seconds. She pulled up to the curb in a blood red Porsche. We
sped down the road at over one hundred miles an hour. “Did
you even rent this car?” I yelled. “Did you want to
take the risk of wasting any valuable time? We might be able to
get to him before he attempts this.” I sat there silently
until she blanked out. “Ariel! What did you see?” I
screamed. “We’re later than I thought we were. We
should’ve left earlier. We have thirty minutes!” she
said frantically. I felt fear wash over my face at the thought of
him starting earlier than we thought. The car sped up as we
reached the gates of Volterra.
We had barely got past the gates when Ariel couldn’t go any
further. “Bella you have to hurry! He’ll be under the
clock tower on the other side of town. Go that way and just keep
going straight. You’ll know it when you see it, and
you’ll see a huge fountain in the middle of the square.
You’ll get to him faster if you run through it.” She
told me. I looked down at my old high tops. They were getting too
small so it wouldn’t hurt them to get wet. I started
running in the direction she told me. I was surrounded by black.
Everyone was wearing black clothes, pants, jackets, and cloaks.
My bright pink t-shirt easily stood out. I shoved people out of
my way when I saw the fountain. I looked up at the clock and it
was striking noon. As the gongs sounded I yelled, “SETH!
DON’T DO THIS!” But it was useless. My voice was
drowned out by the noise. I was at the edge of the fountain when
I saw him. I saw my reason for living and remembered why I was
here. I ran across the fountain as my shoes got soaked and was
glad I hadn’t worn socks. I ran faster when I saw a little
girl pointing at Seth. I jumped off the edge of the fountain and
almost face planted except a guy about my age caught me. I
struggled to get away from him eager to be in Seth’s arms.
When the guy released me, I ran. I crashed into my angel and
almost fell to the ground, but he caught me. “Move! You
need to move! Look at me! Seth look at me! I’m not dead!
Just open your eyes!” I screamed clutching his face. He
slowly opened his eyes. When he saw me he pulled me closer and
backed into the building. He set me down smiling.
“You’re here! You’re alive! Oh my God, I
can’t believe you aren’t dead!” he said as he
pulled me to his chest. When he let me go, I said, “Yes.
I’m here and I’m alive. I just had to make sure you
saw me once. I couldn’t let you kill yourself because you
thought I committed suicide. I can let you live your life now.
Without me in it.” He looked at me confused as he
said, “Bella, I didn’t want to die because I thought
you killed yourself because of me. And I can’t live my life
without you. I came here because I didn’t want to live in a
world where the girl I love doesn’t exist. I can’t
let you go.” “But…you…you said
that-“He cut me off. “Bella, I lied. I had to. I just
don’t understand how you believed me after I always told
you how much I loved you.” He said. I felt hot tears
streaming down my face as I whispered, “Because it
doesn’t make sense for you to want me. I’m nothing.
I’m human; you could have so much more. I’m
nothing.” He gently took my chin and made me look at him.
“Bella, I could never have anyone better than you. Do you
understand me? No one is better than you. I have looked at girls
for thirteen years and saw nothing but darkness. Then you came
along and my sky was brighter than all the city lights in the
world combined. You’re my other half and I refuse to live
without you.” He said. I stared into his tear filled eyes
and wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him. He pulled me
closer and I jumped up, wrapping my legs around his waist. He
growled and put me behind him. Two large figures were walking
towards us as Ariel appeared beside me. Then I noticed a small
girl behind the figures. “I no longer need your services.
It was all a misunderstanding. Please give Aro my thanks
Felix.” Seth said. The smaller man beside Felix answered.
“He would just like to talk with you and your
friends.” “Fine, Demetri. Bella, go enjoy the
festival.” The little girl behind Felix and Demetri spoke,
“No. the girl comes with us. Come.” She turned and
started walking. Felix threw a robe at Seth. I was pulled through
the building as I cowered behind Seth’s back and kept a
firm hold on Ariel’s hand. We were ushered into a large
room. And in that room, stood some of the most beautiful vampires
I had ever seen.
Sorry it took so long! I know I used the same names from the
movie but thier names are awesome! Feedback? :)