The Reckoning The Ruins The author would like to thank you for your continued support. Your review has been posted. Actions Add to Community Report Abuse. Close Working Terms of Service. My father's ire at being questioned. My mother's hollow laugh. My own footsteps on a cold sidewalk as Edward Cullen disappeared into the Morningstar Cafe. His stony silence as I'd mocked him, his open mouth against my neck after his climax, his breath slowing, steadying before he breathed his final words to me and walked away.
I did love you. But he never did, not really. He never could. After all, what had I ever given him? Ice and claws and venom I see you, he said. A blink, and the memory recedes, left in the frigid clutches of the stratosphere around me. The luckiest unlucky passionate one…" And now I know: there is more than one way to lose a life.
But he only called me a liar and clutched me tighter to himself. And I let him. And now I am not a goddess - no longer untouchable, no longer the master. And although I am finally flying, I do not feel free. And in the midst of it all is Edward, handsome and full of the arrogance of youth and wealth. All eyes are on us now, but he remains unperturbed. So I do.
But I am alone. And I am exhausted, but I cannot sleep again. My ears pop as we descend. And now there is the jolt.
And now the run of the landing. But I keep moving. When she looks at me again, there is another apology in her eyes. The clerk's smile only falters slightly as I turn to leave, weariness dogging every new step. Scratch, scratch, scratch. But I do not answer, because I do not know. And I am alone in it. Gare Montparnasse is a little over four kilometres, he informs me in rapid-fire French. I try to remember how to convert the distance to miles before deciding it doesn't matter.
And now I begin to walk, but everything is an obstacle, and I am so, so tired. View all. Add your comment. Enter your comment. Post comment to your Facebook Timeline What's This? Submit Comment Clear. Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline.
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