“This is bad. This is real bad,” I said, pacing in the living room of the Cullens’ mansion.
“It’s just, there wouldn’t be any problem if they were both awake,” Alice told me. “But when the Volturi sees Edward asleep, they will see her as a threat.”
“And then they will kill us all,” I mumbled.
“Is there any way we could reach Marydith, Iraz?” Carlisle asked.
“I’m afraid not. Mary’s meadow is her meadow alone and no one can enter it without her assistance.” I sighed deeply. “When will they be here?”
“Monday night, it seems,” Alice said. “And before I saw our future disappear, they woke up on Tuesday.”
“Why would they kill us all?”
“Because we helped her,” Jasper said. “They are always afraid for the more powerful ones and she is no exception.”
“So we just have to find a way to get them awake,” Esme said.
“Let’s start with speaking to Marydith,” Carlisle said.
“This is ridiculous,” I said as we entered their room.
Carlisle shrugged. “You don’t know if something works until you try it.”
I rolled my eyes at him and went to Marydith’s bed. I took her hand.
“Marydith?” I said softly. I looked at Carlisle over my shoulder and he nodded encouragingly. “I don’t know if you hear me, but it’s important that you wake up as quickly as possible. Danger is coming and we will all die if you won’t wake up before tomorrow night. Marydith, we need you.” I stared at her face, but knew it was pointless. “I promise I will find a way to get you to wake up.”
“We will get them to wake up, Iraz.” Carlisle placed his hand on my shoulder. “We will work it out.”
I was on my night shift, knowing that the next day would be hell. My head and my heart weren’t into doing the job, I was just doing it.
I ran every single memory through my mind.
‘The meadow is a mess!’
‘Not when Edward is there.’
‘He won’t be there until you send him there.’
‘No, he doesn’t need my help. He walks into my meadow as though it’s the most normal thing to do.’
Now how can I walk into her meadow without her help?
I pulled out my cell phone, calling the Cullens’ mansion.
“Carlisle Cullen speaking.”
“Carlisle, it’s Iraz. Do you know where Edward is every night?”
“Most of the time he’s sitting at his piano, just staring at the keys. But sometimes he goes outside.”
“I don’t know. It’s some kind of secret place of his.”
“Do you know where it is?”
“I could ask Alice,” he said.
“No, wait, I’ll talk to her. I’m on my way right now.”
I ended the call and threw my steering wheel to the right, speeding towards the Cullens’ mansion.
“What about you? Didn’t you get ill?” I asked softly.
“Well, at first my dad became ill, probably infecting us, before dying,” Edward said. “And then my mom and I became ill. Once in the hospital, my mom begged Carlisle to save me and this live was the only way he could save me.”
I frowned, touching his cheek. “I’m sorry you lost your family like that.”
“But I’ve gotten a beautiful family back for it. And you,” he kissed my forehead, before freezing, looking over my shoulder. “Is that Iraz?”
I followed his gaze and gasped when I saw Iraz stepping into the meadow. “Iraz?” I called, but he didn’t react.
“Why does he look… grey?” Edward asked.
“I guess he’s in your meadow,” I said, watching him.
“Marydith?” Iraz called.
“Something is wrong,” I said, noticing the look of distress on his face.
“Marydith, you need to wake up,” Iraz said, almost begging. “There is danger coming and we are all going to die if you are not awake.”
“We’re coming,” I said, even though he couldn’t hear me. I offered Edward my hand, “Are you ready to wake up?”
He smiled and took my hand in his. “I’m always ready if you will be by my side when I wake up.”