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Bella ~ Prolouge

He was gone.

With shaky legs, ignoring the fact that my action was useless, I followed him into the forest. The evidence of his path had disappeared instantly. It was as if he hadn't been there at all. As if he hadn't just ripped my heart out of my chest and crushed it with those beautiful, inhumanly strong hands of his.

"Edward!" I cried out. "Edward!"

I walked forward without thinking. I couldn't do anything else. If I stopped looking for him, it was over. I couldn't accept that.

How could a love as strong as ours be over, just like that?

It couldn't and it was the only thing that kept me going as I walked and walked through the forest, pushing through the thick undergrowth, straying from the travelled path, trying to follow in the direction he went.

My hair snagged on branches and I stumbled numbly over tree roots and rocks. My hands came back bloodied but I barely noticed. They were nothing in comparison to the pain of the gaping hole in my heart.

Time made no sense as made my way through the forest. The canopy was thick, blocking out most of the light. I had no idea how long I had been out here. It felt like forever and no time at all.

"Edward." I whimpered. "Please!"

The rain which had started as a foggy mist was heavier now, like actual beads of water suspended in the cool night air.

The forest was charged with energy. There was going to be a storm, perfect weather for-

My legs buckled and I grasped on to the nearest tree for support. The pain in my chest had now become all consuming.

I couldn't bear to think about them. The rejection brought me to my knees. I thought they loved me. I refuse to believe that they don't.

I pushed myself up, back on to my feet.

"Please come back." I whispered and spun around trying to see if he had come back for me.

He hadn't.

As I took a step, thunder boomed, reverberating around me. I put one foot in front of the other and quickened my pace.

As if the thunder was the sky cracking open, water gushed from the heavens.

"Edward!" I screamed but I couldn't hear myself over the sound of nature. The heavier rain made everything slippy and I spent more time on my hands and knees than on my feet.

I didn't see the tangle of trees roots to my left, so when my foot got caught, I was jerked forward, completely unprepared to catch myself.

Somewhere in the back of my brain, I registered the clear snap that signified a broken bone, but I was dragged away from those thoughts as my body hit the ground and rolled.