Prompt: I’ll follow you into the dark
Note Prompt taken from the Twilight Drabble-a-thon Take Two list.
It had been a stupid promise; he had thought that once, but now… now it wasn’t so stupid. Edward knew it was impossible but he would swear to anyone who would listen that as he kneeled there his still heart clenched in pain. “Seth…”
The sandy colored wolf whined softly as he panted. His bright red blood staining the pure snow beneath him. The bullets had torn through his stomach and he had only made it a few feet before collapsing. His enhanced healing abilities couldn’t handle a wound this serious. He was quickly bleeding out. ‘You can take it back… if you want…’
Edward shook his head. “I made a promise, I intend to keep it.”
‘You really remember it?’
“I do. When Bella died I swore that when/if you died I would follow you into the dark.” Edward rested his hand on Seth’s head between the drooped ears. It had taken him years and finally Esme had told him that fear was the heart of love, soon after hearing those words he had gone to Seth and made his promise. Edward knew he couldn’t survive to see another person he loved die. That had been nearly two hundred years ago.
Seth whined again and Edward knew if Jasper had been there he would have tried to calm Seth’s pain and fear. ‘I’ll wait for you…’
Edward watched the light fade from Seth’s eyes. The wolf took its last breath and Edward bowed his head. When he raised his eyes to the sky he let loose a blood chilling scream. Before leaving the forest Edward burned Seth’s body not wanting any would be hunters stumbling across and reporting the large wolves.
After saying his goodbye’s to his family, ignoring their pleads to not do this… he went to Italy. Edward didn’t even bother to request an audience with the Volturi. He couldn’t deal with Aro and his offers to join the organization. Waiting for a day with no clouds Edward stepped out into the middle of Volterra’s busiest square. It was over in minutes.
Edward blinked, more so in confusion than anything. He hadn’t known what to expect once he had been ripped apart. Being’s without souls couldn’t go to Heaven or Hell… so what was there?
“I was wondering when you’d get here.”
Turning Edward’s eyes widened and he got to his feet, or what he guessed were his feet… his legs kind of ended just below the knee in some sort of fog. “Seth.”
Seth smiled and came to stand beside Edward. Reaching out he laced his fingers with Edward’s and squeezed. Edward returned the smile as he raised Seth’s hand to his lips and kissed the skin. “What now?”
Seth shrugged. “Doesn’t matter, you’re here.”