Author: T1gerCat PM
"Are you ready for your wish now?" A melodic voice asked me, the bright blue eyes gleaming wickedly. I smirked back and closed my eyes "I wish..."Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Romance - Bella & Klaus - Chapters: 34 - Words: 40,921 - Reviews: 362 - Favs: 204 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 12-21-12 - Published: 07-26-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8360287
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Chapter 3 – The breakup
For once gym went on without a hitch. After the third time I sent the ball straight into Mike's awaiting arms instead of everywhere else in the room he began relaxing and we kept playing with the volleyball.
When school was done and I had changed back into my clothes I saw that Edward's silver Volvo was gone already. Rolling my eyes for the umpteenth time that day, I climbed on my truck and went to work. Since Alice had set up the party for me last night she had messed up my work days as well.
Luckily work was somewhat busy so the five hours I spent there were enjoyable and wasn't hard to ignore my hunger. Of course joking with Mike and making fun of the customers after they left was an added bonus. I felt twitchy and hungry as I pulled in front of my house at seven pm. dinner would have to wait though. Edward was waiting for me leaning on the driver's door of his expensive car. I resisted the urge to sigh and made no effort to plaster a smile on my face.
"Can we talk?"
He asked me, his face carefully blank and his tone emotionless.
"Hello to you too"
I retorted feeling suddenly tired. He ignored me, big surprise there, and began walking towards the tree line. Following him I saw that Charlie was standing at one of the windows on the ground floor watching us intently.
I waved at him and he smiled.
"Bella we're leaving"
He said with no pre-ample as soon as we were no longer visible from the house.
"Where are we going?"
A reddish kind of fruit caught my eye and I plucked it from the tree. Rubbing it on my denim covered leg I took a bite. mmm biting feels good!
Edward made a motion between us.
"Oh! You mean you and your family. Safe trip. When will you be back?"
I asked chewing the sweet fruit. Edward observed me
I took the final bite out of the small fruit. He can't be possibly dumping me because of last night, can he?
"Is this because of what happened last night? Because frankly, it was nothing"
"It was everything"
He said and before he could jump into some perfectly preplanned speech I spoke up
"Can I ask you a hypothetical question?"
He nodded stiffly and obviously annoyed
"Let's say, hypothetically, that I was a vampire too. Would we be having this conversation right now?"
"You can't be a vampire"
He all but screamed. Okay, now I'm annoyed. No, scratch annoyed. Pissed is more fitting.
"Well, if that's how you really feel, I guess goodbye is in order. Have a happy existence and don't come back. Ever. Or I'm gonna tell Billy you bit me instead of James"
Smiling my best 'cat ate the canary' smirk I waved and turning around I walked home, took my bag out of my truck and knocked on the door. Using my keys felt silly when Charlie was inside. He opened the door immediately.
"What did he want Bells, are you alright?"
he fired question after question checking me for visible injuries.
"I'm fine dad. We just broke up. Can I get inside now?"
I asked seeing as he was still standing in the threshold blocking the entrance. he jumped back and let me in
"of course come on in. want to order a pizza or go out to dinner?"
I guess cooking is out of the question.
Charlie ordered it and I went upstairs to my room. I felt like breaking every single thing in there. In fact I would too accept that there was a pair of arms circling my waist offering silent support and a flask with a yummy liquid rose to my lips.
"You okay now?"
Freida asked as soon as the flask was empty. I nodded licking my lips like a kitten.
"go eat with Charlie"
Lexi said and kicking my shoes off I went downstairs to eat. Charlie and I ate our pizza together in front of the TV and followed it with a slice of my cake. Throughout dinner Charlie kept shooting glances at me from the corner of his eyes waiting for me to break down.
Later that night I was sprawled on my bed thinking. Why was I so calm? If you told me two days ago that Edward and I would break up I'd be kicking up and screaming a storm. But now I feel strangely at peace. Is that supposed to happen?