PrefaceI clenched my right hand around Renesmee’s hand and my left hand found Edward’s. Itook a deep breath and suddenly I felt thirty different stabs in my shield.I felt it weaken, uh oh.Another set of stabs hit my shield this time stronger than before. I closed my eyesand concentrated hard using all the strength I had, but my shield did not get any stronger.They were trying to break my shield, and it was working.“Edward, my shield is getting weaker.” I said, panicking, and I knew they heardme because thirty more stabs struck my shield this time even stronger. It got weaker.Edward clenched his teeth.I looked around, memorizing every face I saw, because I knew that someone Iloved would not live to see tomorrow. My breathing accelerated as I realized this.I looked at Renesmee. “I love you,” I said. “Always remember that.”“I love you too, mom.” she said. Tears were racing down her red cheeks. “Ialways will.”I took a shaky deep breath and looked at Edward. “Edward, I love you,” I said.“No matter what happens…”“No,” Edward said. “Please Bella don’t say anymore goodbyes. Please.”I nodded and looked forward. The stabs continued, and every single stab made myshield weaker.Then suddenly… my shield broke.
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