|My Golden Angel
Author: Slagie PM
Pre-Twilight Emmett POV. This takes place the year before Bella arrives in Forks. It's all about Emmett and Rosalie and their adventures together with some flashbacks to earlier days. Started as a short "ficlet" but has now taken on a life of it's own.Rated: Fiction T - English - Emmett & Rosalie - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,298 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 07-11-10 - Published: 01-10-09 - id: 4784332
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Disclaimer: All things Twilight belong to one Stephanie Meyer and are only on loan...I own nothing.
"I can not believe you're making such a big deal out of this Jazz!"
Rosalie put her hand on my arm. "Emmett, hun, I know you're upset right now but can you at least try and keep your voice down? People are starting to stare."
I looked around the cafeteria of Forks High School. Rose was right. The tables closest to where my "siblings" and I were "eating lunch" were all staring at us. And why wouldn't they? The entire student body was obsessed with us.
I saw the Edward was also looking around. "Rosalie is right. Lower your voice. The table in the corner is wondering how long until you hit one of us.
I gave a low growl, not really meaning to but it just came out. "It's not going to be much longer if you all don't back off."
Alice, my youngest "sister" looked appalled. "Emmett, you don't mean that."
"I wouldn't be so sure about that Alice" Edward said knowingly.
Another involuntary growl. "Edward, when I want you to invade my mind, I'll let you know!"
Jasper stood up quickly ready to defend Edward but Alice yanked him back into his seat. "That's enough all of you! Seeing as we have quite an audience," she looked at the table next to us and gave them a little wave. The students did their best to look as if they weren't hanging on our every word, but with little success. "I think it would be best to finish this rather lively discussion at a more appropriate place and time." Only Alice Cullen could have such definite tone and still manage to sound light and airy.
"That suits me fine." I stood up from the table and shoved my lunch tray towards Jasper. He stopped it with his hand before it hit his. The look in his eyes would have scared any mortal to death. I was so angry that I forgot how quick his reflexes were.
As I left the cafeteria I heard Rosalie get up. "Sorry guys" she said to them softly. I stopped outside in the hallway to wait for her. As she walked past one table she must have heard something she didn't like because she stopped long enough to get in the face of one, now terrified guy, to say "Show's over! Go about your business!"
I smiled to myself. Not many people at Forks High School knew how mean my Rosalie could be. They only knew her as The Pretty Cullen. When she entered the hallway she linked her arm in mine and we started walking.
"You know they mean well" I didn't say anything in response. "Jasper can just be overly cautious. You know how he is."
"Rose-can we NOT talk about Jasper right now?" I asked sharply.
"Fine. But we are going to talk about this late" she informed me.
"Fine!" I snapped.
I didn't mean to be short with her. I never meant to be short with her. Rosalie was my world. I wouldn't even have a life anymore if it hadn't been for her. She was the last person I ever wanted mad at me. We had been through just about everything an immortal vampire couple could go through and were still crazy about each other. Not many are lucky to find a person to spend eternity with but we had, literally. Hell, look at Edward. He was older than either of us and was still alone.
In all honesty, I don't know who would be able to put up with him knowing every little thought that entered their head. It was hard enough to be his brother. I can't imagine what it would be like for a partner.
Rosalie walked with me in silence. I could tell she was a little upset about my snapping at her but she seemed to be letting it go…for now at least. Neither of us said anything until we got to my truck in the parking lot. I scowled at Edward's silver Volvo which was parked right next to me.
As Rosalie opened the passenger side door she broke the silence. "We just have to get back for our chemistry test last period."
Damn. I had forgotten all about that. "Can't we just skip it and take off for the weekend?"
"No, Emmett we can't skip it. If I'm going to be valedictorian again I can not miss a test this important." She climbed into the truck and smiled sweetly. God, that smile could melt an iceberg. Or it could be the last thing you see before your neck is snapped.
I sighed, knowing that I was going to be taking a chem test in a few short hours and got into the truck.
"We do have a long weekend coming up." She said trying to cheer me up. "Maybe we can ditch next Friday and see if Carlisle will let us go to the island for a few days. We can catch a flight Thursday afternoon and come home early Monday or even Tuesday if we want."
The thought of a long weekend on the island away from everyone else made the thought of a chemistry exam even more revolting. But being away with Rose might just be what I need. I turned and smiled at her in agreement.
We drove off the school grounds and I floored it to a park a few miles away. I just needed to go somewhere and relax before dealing with Jasper and the others again. It was a nice day as far as nice days in Forks go. Sure it was cloudy as usual, but it was unseasonably warm for late autumn.
When we got to the park there were some mothers with their young kids taking advantage of the weather. I parked the truck and pulled a blanket out of the back so we could sit on the ground away from the happy families. Rose had always wanted a family in her other life and I never knew how she felt when we were near parents with their children. Better safe than sorry. Both of us being in a foul mood wouldn't help anything.
I spread the blanket out under a tree. Rose laid down with her head in my lap and I played absentmindedly with her long blond hair. As I twisted her hair in my fingers my thoughts unwillingly kept going back to the fight with Jasper.
In my defense, I wrote a paper that fit with the assignment in my English class. We were asked to write an essay about a life changing event in the style of a memoir. Cane I really be blamed for the fact that my most significant life changing event is almost being mauled to death by a wild bear? I smirked a little in spite of myself.
It's not like any teacher would be dumb enough to think that really happened. When Jasper found out about it he just lost it. He kept going on and on about how irresponsible I was and that I was putting us all in jeopardy. Yes, in retrospect I should have made something out about getting lost in the woods, or something else equally ridiculous. But seriously, no one is going to read my paper and think "wow, Emmett Cullen was almost eaten by a bear. He and his entire family must be an ancient coven of vampires!"
Worst case scenario: I get an F for not taking the assignment seriously. Big Deal.
But Rosalie was right about Jasper. He was overly cautious. And that's not a bad thing. He has every right to be that way. Jazz has definitely seen his share of events going wrong when humans start to get suspicious of a coven. But he could be equally annoying as he could be protective.
I had tried to calm him down by reminding him that with Edward and Alice around we would have plenty of warning if we ever were to be found out. But I think that just pissed him off more. He accused me of using Alice's gift to my own selfish benefit before he shut up for a while and Edward went on about the fact that he and Alice have their gifts doesn't mean we can be reckless.
"I wasn't being reckless." I felt Rosalie give a little twitch in surprise when I spoke. She sat up and looked at me.
"You don't think you were being just a little careless?" Her tone wasn't one of anger or accusation. It looked like we were going to have a discussion instead of an argument unlike what happened with Edward and Jasper.
"Well, ok, maybe I was a tad careless bit don't you think he could have handled it better?"
"Of course he could have" she agreed. "Jasper doesn't speak up about a lot of things but when he does it's about what he feels strongly about and he can get worked up easier than some of us." I just grunted in response. "I think our lifestyle is hardest for him but he would never leave Alice so he's just…overly sensitive to our secret. His worst fear is losing her- just as mine is losing you."
Ok, now it was starting to make sense. I took her hand in mine. "Rosalie, you know I would never do anything to knowingly put you in danger. If I had thought for one minute that my paper would…" I couldn't even say the words "hurt you" to her.
"Emmett, I know. And I'm not saying that I agree with Jazz that your Bear Attack Essay would. I'm just saying that I think I know why he's so upset." We sat in silence for a moment before she looked at her watch. "We should start back."
"Yeah. I would hate for you to end up second in the class next year."
Rosalie punched me in the back when I bent down to pick up the blanket. I just smiled and kissed her forehead.