|My Little Sis
Author: MidnightWalking PM
Bella wants to ride her motorcycle and wants Emmett to help. Will he be able to keep her safe? And what about Edward? How will Emmett keep this a secret from Edward? This is it, the last chapter, the end. Thanks for all the great reviews.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Family - Emmett & Bella - Chapters: 14 - Words: 34,481 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 06-09-07 - Published: 11-29-06 - Status: Complete - id: 3264191
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Disclaimer – Stephenie Meyer is graciously allowing the use of her characters; they do not belong to me, but the story plot does.
This is the last chapter of "My Little Sis," I hope you have enjoyed this story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Thanks for the words of encouragement along the way and thanks to everyone who has reviewed my story. Now read and enjoy.
Caught – Chapter 14
The kiss surprised and pleased me. Bella's lips were so warm on my cold cheek that I couldn't help but feel pleased by the warmth they left behind. As much as I wanted to leave the smile it caused frozen on my lips, I couldn't because as we neared the house –or at least near enough for me to see, I saw Edward waiting for us. He did not look pleased and that did not bode well for Bella. She was so happy and content because of the lovely day we had spent together; I decided I wouldn't allow Edward to ruin the day for her and if he did, then he would answer to me for it.
I was surprised at how over-protective I suddenly felt, but then maybe, I decided, that was just how big brothers were. In a way, I liked the feeling, so I decided I would not only act the part of Bella's big brother but I would be her big brother.
'Edward,' I called in my mind and watched his head snap in our direction; I knew I had his attention. 'You'd better get a grip on your emotions, you better not yell when this truck stops at the house, and you better not upset her if you know what's good for you. This was her choice and at least she was with me and not wolf-boy.' Even from this distance, I could see his nostrils flare in anger. Then I heard a soft sharp intake of breath, and I realized that Bella saw him as well. I had hoped she wouldn't have seen him so soon, and from his look, she would think he was directing his anger at her, and that was regrettable because she had been smiling all day; I didn't want Edward to spoil the fun she and I had had together.
"Holy crow!" Bella moaned from beside me. "He knows."
Anguish and worry replaced the sweet contented smile of a moment ago. "Don't worry Bella, it will be okay."
To help reassure her, I reached over, took her hand, and gave it a slight squeeze all the time thinking, 'Edward, she can see you; she thinks you're mad with her. Don't ruin this day for her; she's been smiling and laughing most of the day. Allow her some free choice here. And, if you know what's good for you, you'd better smile.'
To add emphasis to my warning, I added, 'If you ruin this for her, not only will you face my anger, but I'll make sure Alice and Rose make your life miserable for the next month.' To help illustrate my threat, I conjured up a picture of Alice and Rose at the mall with Edward in tow carrying the shopping bags, and then, just to emphasize the worst they could do, I pictured Jasper and I holding him down while the girls gave him a facial makeover. I knew he caught my thoughts because he replaced his scowl with a slight smile. I just hoped he wouldn't say anything to Bella to ruin this day for her. 'Watch what you say,' I thought, 'You're the only one who can truly spoil Bella's day.' If that didn't help, I thought, then nothing will.
Bella also must have seen his expression change for she looked a little less fearful as she asked, "Emmett, what did you say to him?"
Repressing a smile because of what I had just said and showed him, I nonchalantly replied, "I didn't say anything."
But Bella knew better; she was a quick learner and not only about the finer points of motorcycle riding but also about how our family functioned, so she knew I hadn't verbally said a word. She asked, "Okay then, what did you think at him?"
As casually as possible I answered, "I told him we had a lovely day together and that if he knew what was good for him, he would be nice about it and not say anything to ruin your day." She gave me a look that told me she knew there had to more to it than that, so I added, "At least that was the gist of what I thought. Now, if he perceived it differently, I can't help that."
I knew I condensed most of what I'd said to Edward and left out the major threat involving Rose and Alice, but I also knew Edward heard every word I had said to Bella, so I wasn't totally lying about what I told him. Of course, I also added to Edward that if he wasn't careful, Alice might get the idea of taking Bella along on that extended shopping trip I had just envisioned.
Without much confidence, Bella replied, "Well, we're about to find out."
We both watched as Edward walked toward the truck, and as soon as I stopped it, Edward reached up and opened Bella's door. I noticed he at least had the decency to smile at her.
"Bella?" He started with a slight growl, but I heard the playful undertone in his voice.
"Edward," Bella was forcing herself to sound pleased to see him. "What a pleasant surprise. I thought you would be gone until tomorrow."
He was still smiling, but I noticed the change in his eyes. I hoped he didn't do anything dumb like losing his temper. "Plans change. What have you been doing? I heard you were studying with Alice, but Alice is in the house, and it looks like you've been out with Emmett."
I hadn't left the truck yet; I refused to budge until I knew Bella would be okay. I figured I could stay for moral support incase Edward said something he shouldn't have, that way I could be there to help smooth things out. Just to be more helpful, I cautioned him, 'Edward, she never stopped smiling the whole time we were together, and we had a good time bonding. Now, look, you're making her frown, don't ruin the good day that she's had. She has so few anymore since her imprisonment.' I figured it didn't hurt to remind him that she was grounded because she ran off to save his life.
"Yeah, Emmett took me out for a little while. You know, all work and no play . . ." Bella was trying to make light of the entire situation, but I could sense she was failing.
"Bella, you'll never be dull." He replied causally, but I noticed his quick glance at the back of the truck. He knew what we had been doing. As he turned back toward Bella, he must have seen something on her face that caused him to continue, "It's the end of the comment you were making. 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' You'll never be dull Bella. If anything, you are a bundle of surprises, like the one that awaited me when I arrived home." I noticed his gaze deepening on her and then heard her breathe catch. I felt it wise once more to intervene just as he reminded her to breathe. 'Be careful how you handle this. She was going to tell you about it after you returned from hunting, you just never gave her time to prepare.'
After that last thought, I slipped quickly out of the truck and dashed up to the porch. I noticed Esme was watching through the window. I began to wonder if she had talked with Edward before Bella and I arrived back home.
I watched and listened from the porch as Bella recounted our lesson together, and how much fun she had had, and then she made the mistake of mentioning that she fell off the motorcycle. I was preparing for an outburst, but it didn't come. Then I noticed Edward turning over Bella's hands to examine her palms. I smiled slightly remembering Bella's ungraceful exit from her truck upon arriving at the house.
Even from this distance, I could hear her informing him, "I fell when I got out of my truck this morning."
Edward's reaction to the admission was only evident to me as he mirthfully commented, "What am I going to do with you Bella? You dive off cliffs, ride motorcycles, and run around making friends with werewolves. What will you think of next?"
Her blithe reply surprised me. "Take you for a ride on my motorcycle?"
I suppressed a laugh as I watched her fearlessly stared up at Edward with those large brown eyes, and I thought, 'Hell yeah! Way to go Bella.' From the look Edward quickly shot at me, I knew he heard every word, so I gave him a huge grin.
The banter that followed was humorous and more than once, I had to refrain from bursting out laughing.
"Is that what you really want?" I was amazed that her request amused him.
"Or you could take me for a ride first." I could see her smile not only on her face but also in her eyes.
"Only if you wear your helmet."
"What don't trust your own driving?" She asked with a slight twinkle in her eyes and a light playful tone in her voice.
'She is getting brazen,' I thought with a smile.
They finally agreed that Bella would be the passenger on the entire trip, and to me, it didn't look like she minded that idea. As she looked over at me, I gave her a huge smile and a wave of encouragement. I felt so proud of her at that moment because she handled everything so well and was now getting the opportunity she wanted of riding with Edward. With one last proud look, I turned, entered the house, stood beside Esme and watch from the window.
As Bella straddled the seat behind Edward and wrapped her arms around him, I thought, 'Edward should thank his lucky stars he found someone as forgiving and loving as Bella. She is one of a kind.'
Esme reached over and patted me on the shoulder, "Don't worry Emmett, Edward will take good care of her, and he was not as upset as he looked."
I gazed down at Esme. It surprised me that she knew I was slightly worried now that Bella had gone off with Edward, and I was curious how she knew he wasn't as upset as he looked when we pulled into the drive.
She must have seen the puzzled look on my face for she continued, "Edward and I had talk before you and Bella came home. I told him he would have to accept the fact that Bella had the right to make her own choices, even if they seemed dangerous to him." She patted my shoulder again as she asked, "You really care for her, don't you?"
"She's the little sister I never had," I remarked, knowing this was exactly how I felt. I won't ever see Bella as anything but my sister. "I feel extremely protective of her, even where Edward is concerned I feel protective. I don't think I've ever felt this way about anyone else." It was new to me. I never felt this way about Alice, but then Alice had Jasper and was already a vampire when she joined the family. I never felt that Alice needed protecting, but Bella – well that was an entirely different situation. "I think I would honestly hurt anyone who posed a threat to her," I admitted to Esme sincerely. I admitted to myself that I suddenly felt a new sense of protectiveness toward Bella that I had never experienced before, and to be honest, I liked the feeling.
"I'm glad. She is going to need all of us to watch out for her until Edward finally decides to do right by her." Esme shook her head. "Bella seems to have a knack for attracting life-threatening situations."
Just then, we both turned toward the window as we heard the motorcycle approaching the house. I rushed out because I was concerned about what sent them home so quickly. As Edward stopped, Bella jumped off the back and rushed into the house. I was surprised at how quickly she ran into the house without once falling or tripping. My first reaction, as she entered the house was to growl as I asked. "What happened?" I was almost daring Edward to admit he upset her.
Edward just smiled as he calmly replied, "She needed a human moment."
I was puzzled momentarily by his comment, and then it dawned on me. "Oops," I offered with a chuckle. "That was the one human need I forgot to account for."
I hope everyone enjoyed Emmett's version of Bella's motorcycle lesson. I know I had a lot of fun writing it. I really enjoyed getting to know Emmett and even Rosalie better. Thanks for all the reviews, I have really appreciated and enjoyed them. If you want more, you can read my other stories.. Thank you once again for taking the time to review. Gratefully – MidnightWalking
AN: Edited and revised chapter 8/09/08