Note: Strong language.
Thursday, August 16th, 9:00pm
Bella (and Alice) (and Edward)
Bella sits at the window looking worried. Alice takes the seat beside her.
Alice: What’s up?
Bella: The cops went over to pick up Lily.
Alice: ‘Bout time.
Bella: But there wasn’t a house there.
Alice: What do you mean there wasn’t a house there? You had the address written down and everything.
Bella: I know. Apparently, that’s why they didn’t pick her up in the first place. It was a vacant lot. Just a hole in the ground.
Alice: So what, you wrote the address down wrong when Edward let you go?
Bella: No. I went over there myself. The house was there just like I remembered. So I called the cops and went to a coffee shop to wait. When I went back again it was just like they said. A vacant lot.
Alice: That’s spooky.
Bella: And worst of all? Edward escaped.
Alice: Holy shit.
Bella: I know.
Alice: So what are we going to do?
Bella: I don’t want to run away …
Alice: … but there might not be any choice.
Edward: (pops up from the seat behind, making them both jump) It’s okay. I’m going to leave you alone.
Alice: You’re doing a good job already.
Bella: Stay away from me.
Edward: That’s what I just said. I’m going away. For real this time.
Edward: Yes. But I promise you this too. I’ll see you again. When you least expect it.
Bella: That’s reassuring. How about never?
Edward: That’s not possible, Bella. We’re meant to be together. (smiles, showing fake fangs) Good bye for now, my love.
Edward sits at the back of the bus until it stops. He gets off.
Alice: What’ll you do when he comes back?
Bella: (opens purse to reveal a wooden stake, bulbs of garlic, and a cross) I got it covered.
Next stop: Friday, August 17th, 5:00pm