I ran and ran making the wind dry up my tears. The caller had been Esme and it sounded urgent. I was muttering while I ran. “Oh my god,” I kept repeating.
Could it be that Edward…
The meadow didn’t let me in, because I’d met my mate, although I didn’t know who it was. The only person’s mate that I couldn’t see was Edward’s.
I shook my head. Don’t you dare. It’s not possible.
I burst into the Cullen mansion and sat down at the kitchen counter. Esme was also seated there, and she was playing with an orange.
“What did you need, Esme?” I asked softly.
She looked at me, frowning. “Are you alright? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”
I smiled half-heartedly. “I’m fine.”
“Alright.” She sat the orange in front of me. “Could you do that again with those colours and show me Iraz’ colour?”
I nodded and let the same blue glow from Iraz’ aura appear around the orange. Esme began to smile, as though she had invented fire. “I’ve been thinking a lot about what you told me.”
“I guessed something like that,” I smiled. “What did you discover?”
“You are not the only one who can see Iraz’ colour,” she smiled.
I frowned. “Can you also see aura’s?”
She chuckled. “No, Bella, don’t you see? This colour, this blue you show me, is the exact same colour as his eyes.”
I didn’t go back to school that Thursday. I ran a very long time, away from Forks, away from him. I was so distracted by my thoughts, that my foot caught behind a large rock I didn’t see at all, making me tumble to the ground, ending up beside a lagoon. I looked down and saw that my left heel had broken off and I couldn’t see it anywhere near me. I growled in frustration and threw my heels off. I ripped my glasses off my head and threw them hard into the lagoon. I ripped off my pants at my knees before stepping into the water. I cupped some water in my hands, washing my face with it.
The meadow is a mess! You’re a mess!
I’m in the meadow and I’m awake.
I can’t see myself.
There must be another way, Marydith.
It’s the exact same colour as his eyes.
I looked down at myself, seeing my red eyes.
Red. Like Edward.
The meadow started acting different since Monday. We saw each other in 1921.
But on Monday we made the first eye contact.
“Hello,” he said in a soft, musical voice.
I inhaled deeply and looked up, meeting his golden gaze with a soft smile. “Hi.”
My cell phone rang and I hesitated. I looked at the caller ID and saw it was Iraz.
“Marydith! Where the hell are you?” he asked. He sounded panicked.
“Relax, Iraz. I’m fine.”
“Alright, you… wait, you are avoiding the question. Where are you?”
I looked around. “I don’t really know. Certainly not in Washington.”
He sighed. “What’s wrong, sis?”
“I’m… I just…” I took a deep breath. “I think I know who Edward’s soul mate is.”
I gasped. “You knew?”
He chuckled. “You are an offspring from Eros, but sometimes you are really ignorant, Mary. I already understood as soon as you told me you couldn’t see his mate.”
I sighed. “I’m glad you didn’t tell me. I would have freaked out.”
“Like you do now?”
“That’s not… Alright, I am freaking out. I just don’t know what to do, Iraz.”
“What would you do if you and Edward were two people who were meant for each other?”
“I would let nature do its work or I would help by locking them into the meadow.”
“So? What are you going to do?”
“Iraz, I don’t know if I can get Edward there. Vampires don’t sleep.”
Iraz huffed. “Don’t make up excuses, Marydith. You own the gifts of Nyx and Hypnos, you can help that. And what about let nature do its work?”
“It may not work. Esme knows, too.”
“I’m sure she won’t tell him until you are ready for it,” he said. “Esme is a good person.”
“She could slip,” I whined.
“Marydith!” he shouted, angry.
“I know, I know, stop making excuses.”
“Take all the time you need, but please be home tonight. I want to be able to help you.”
“I will, I promise.”
“Don’t be afraid to love and to be loved.”
I smiled. “I’ve never been.”