Bella watched the world around her continue to grow and get on just fine despite this fuckery that was her life currently. How… no why did she continue to put herself here. This was a clusterfuck of epic proportions, she could see the mistake before she made it, but her desire to make Linus feel like a burning piece of shit was what fueled her decisions. She was far beyond the realm of reason and rationality.
At the same time, if the world could go on without her, could she not be here while it did?
This was the beginning (not the first though) of the path of destruction Bella set herself upon. Deciding different methods and varieties to simply “check out” at her convenience. Like would anyone even notice. It didn’t seem like it.
She didn’t even know this was the plan. Bella was on autopilot for this leg of the journey. Where she was going to stop, she did not know, she did not care. She just didn’t want to be involved anymore.
And so she checked out for an undetermined amount of time taking with her another string in the disentanglement of Bella and Linus.