“I don’t know what makes Alice’s talent work, but I know she’s been wrong before. I’ve seen it. And now, with her emotions so high, she’s probably missing something.”
“So you don’t believe everyone is going to die?”
“I refuse to accept that outcome.”
Bella pushed away from him. “That doesn’t mean it won’t happen, Edward!”
The defeat was clear in Edward’s voice, in his eyes. Bella’s heart sank. This was a man she should rightfully hate, but all she could feel was sorrow. She might not have wanted this life when she was human, but now that she had it, she didn’t want to lose it. She couldn’t imagine living for over a hundred years in pristine health—as a superior being—and then be faced with the possibility of dying.
She would end up alone after all, but the thought of that didn’t have her as upset as the thought of Edward being gone.
Actually gone. No longer of this world.
Edward reached for her. Bella didn’t hesitate to move closer, to let him fold her in his arms and hold her like it might be the last time.