"Man, seeing you guys like this makes me depressed," I chuckled. Everyone sighed huge sighs after watching the weather report. Another sunny weekend made it's way to Forks.
"Man!" Emmett moaned. "We're going to be stuck inside the whole weekend!"
"No shopping," Alice griped. Rosalie sighed in agreement.
"You guys could go when it's dark," suggested Jasper.
"Nothing would be open!" Rosalie screamed.
This was the first time I'd seen the Cullens' reactions to a sunny weekend. I was sitting in Edward's lap. Even he looked upset.
"Do you have plans Bella?" Alice asked.
Edward sniggered. "Alice, I will not let you imprison Bella so you won't be bored."
Everyone laughed. "No, I should. I feel bad for you guys."
"We don't need your sympathy," Rosalie spat.
"Fine," I muttered, forgetting all these vampires would hear me loud and clearly. I blushed.
"Don't get all fussy with me!" Rosalie shrieked. Would this girl ever start to like me?
"Rosalie!" Edward gaped with a warning look.
"You know, we never really used the pool!" Alice said thoughtfully.
Emmett jumped up. He ran to Alice and squeezed her in a tight hug, twirling her around. "Brilliant, Alice!"
"Put me down!" she shrieked. Emmett threw her back on Jasper's lap and headed upstairs.
"I'm going to change now!" Everyone began to get up as well.
"Wait, what about Bella?" Edward said. Emmett stopped in his tracks and turned to me as everyone did.
"You can swim, right?" Edward murmured in my ear.
"Of course!" I said, surprised. "How incapable do you think I am?"
He laughed. "A lot of people can't swim."
"Well I'm not one of them!"
Emmett grew impatient. "So what's the problem?"
"Well, how do you think Bella here will react at the sight of five vampires in their bathing suits on a sunny day?"
Emmett's face fell. "Oh, right. Sorry, I forgot." He moped back downstairs. Everyone else sighed as they sat back down.
"Why don't you just go without me?" I suggested. Emmett's face beamed.
"Emmett!" Edward yelled.
"Yeah, I guess that wouldn't exactly be so fair."
I then felt pretty bad. I couldn't bear knowing I was holding back everyone from having the fun they wanted. Jasper must have felt my guiltiness.
"Don't feel guilty, Bella. It's not your fault!"
Then I had an idea. "What if we all went swimming when it's dark at night? I mean, its only two. With daylight savings, it should be dark by six!"
"We could do that, but what will we do until six?" Alice asked. Everyone was silent. Emmett heaved a sigh.
"Stop acting like a baby, Emmett," retorted Jasper. "You're making Bella here feel terrible."
"Hey Bella, do you have any bathing suits?" Alice asked. My eyes widened. I might as well lie.
"Uh, somewhere probably," I replied weakly. She smiled deviously.
"You're lying!" She shrieked.
"Are too! Rose, come here! We got to find Bella a hot bikini." Instantly, Rosalie was tugging me away from Edward. I wrapped my arms around him and tightened my grip. Edward pushed me off of him. I looked at him, horrified.
"Edward!" He smiled.
"Just have fun." Edward teased.
"You're going to pay!" I yelped as Rosalie threw me over her back. I tried to wriggle out of her grasp, but my feeble attempts were useless. The enthusiastic Alice walked behind us.
"See, Bella!" Alice began. "We have to leave the boys to fend for themselves. Rosalie kicked open the door to her room and dropped me on her bed.
"I have tons of bikinis," she informed.
"Yeah, me too! Oh, this will be so much fun, huh Bella?" I knew Alice was teasing me. I sighed.
"Here try this one!" Rosalie threw me a black and white polka dot two-piece. I tried it on, along with several others. The two kept throwing more and more at me. Alice organized all of the bathing suits in several piles: One for the ones that I tried and looked good on me, the ones that I haven't tried but have potential, the ones that don't look good on me, the ones that are horrific on or off me, and the ones that look absolutely stunning. So far, that last category was empty.
"How 'bout this one, guys?" I asked while circling in the mirror. I was wearing a bright yellow two-piece with brown and aqua blue stripes. "It works!"
"No it doesn't," snapped Rosalie.
"We can do better," Alice added. I sighed. Maybe if I acted more excited about it, they would just end this fashion show and keep this one. But they didn't buy it.
"We'll find you one, Bella! Don't worry!" Alice tried to reassure me.
"I'm not worrying!" I shrieked. Then I opened the door and called, "Edward, you will be sorry!" I heard him, Emmett, and Jasper laugh. I pouted as Alice grabbed my arm to pull me back in and shut the door.
"Perfect!" Alice squeaked. "We found you the best bikini, and right on time too!" I glanced at the clock, which read 6:30. When I checked the window, it was dusk.
I shared one more look at the mirror. This one was perfect. It was bright aqua blue, a color that, according to Rosalie, "complimented my complexion". It had some brown spots and flowers here and there. It was a perfect fit.
"Here, put this on," Alice said while throwing me a pink towel robe. I tied it around my waist and walked downstairs. Alice and Rosalie had already changed. They told Emmett, Jasper, and Edward to go to the pool outside and wait there.
"Okay, Bella, you look absolutely hot so we need to announce your arrival formally!"
I tried to protest, but she was already telling me what to do. She demonstrated some poses, and choreographed a whole act for me. I mechanically nodded, mentally noting that whatever she was instructing me to do wasn't going to happen.
"So you got all that?" she finally said.
"Okay, come on then!" Alice took my hand and we walked outside through the sliding door. Everyone looked at Alice and me. I held tightly to the tie that held my robe intact. It was quiet for a moment.
"Bella," Alice nudged me.
"Take off your robe already!" Everyone laughed. I blushed a bit.
"Do I have to?"
"Yes!" she shrieked. I stood still. "Don't make me do it for you!"
"No one say a word!" I warned. "Not a word!"
Edward and Emmett chuckled. I untied the robe, extremely embarrassed at all the eyes staring at me. I opened it, and let it slide off my body. Emmett whistled and made playful wolf growls, but quickly stopped when Edward punched him.
"Bella, you look…hot!" Jasper said. I blushed so vibrantly I felt I was going to explode.
Alice nudged my shoulder. "Do that poses!" she reminded me.
"No!" I hissed. Edward laughed as he walked towards us. Now that the hard part was over, I took a moment to look around me. Alice and Rosalie were stunning. Their figures were nothing compared to mine. They had perfect curves and beautiful features…I felt like crying right then and there. And Edward. As he walked towards me, my eyes were fixed to his bare chest. I had never seen such a stiff and masculine body before. He ran his fingers threw mine and hugged me. I placed me head on his chest.
"You look amazing," he breathed in my ear.
"So do you." He laughed and kissed my forehead softly.
"Okay enough with that!" Emmett said, tearing Edward away from me. Edward shot him a glance of annoyance. Emmett just smiled.
"Let's have some fun!" Emmett walked over to me and swung me carelessly in his arms. I thrashed my feet and tried to squirm my way out of his grasp. I had a feeling where he was going with me.
"Emmett! Put me down!" As he made his way to the edge of the pool, I gripped onto him as tightly as I could. He began tearing me away effortlessly. He was holding me by my waist, and I was dangling in thin air. Below me was the water.
"Emmett!" I shrieked. I held forcefully to his hand in fright.
"Emmett stop!" Edward called. Emmett looked confused for a moment, and pulled me back into his arms. Yes, thank you! Super boyfriend to the rescue; always comes in handy.
"Bella, are you scared?" he asked, looking down at me. I clung to his arms.
"Of the cold water." I smiled as he rolled his eyes.
"Your scared of how cold it is, huh?"
He smiled devilishly. "Oh come on, you gotta think of better excuses than that!" He began to swing his arms back and forth towards the pool, building momentum. I gasped as he got ready to throw me into the air.
Before I could object, I was being tossed into the air, straight into the pool. I landed butt first. To my surprise, the water was warm. However, hitting the water felt like I was stung by a ton of needles. Emmett's strength obviously had caused the impact I had on the water. I remembered that I had screamed as he flew me into the air.
The pool was deep. Very deep. I never reached the bottom. I held my breath, eyes scrunched closed, as I pushed my way to the surface. Although it never came. I panicked as I tried to swim to air.
A pair of freezing hands took my wrists together and pulled me upwards extremely fast. Before I knew it, I was breathing once more, in Edward's lap.
"Your pool's deep!" I said while catching my breath.
"Yes, 15ft." I wiped my eyes and pulled back my hair. Then I remembered my devious plans. I jumped of Edward's lap, but he just grabbed me back.
"And where, might I ask, are you going?" He grabbed my wrists, ignoring my attempts to yank them back.
"To get Emmett for that!" I kept trying to slide off of Edward, but he tightly held me.
"May I remind you there isn't much you can do to strong old Emmett?" I pouted.
"You don't have to be so discouraging!" He finally let me go. I instantly grabbed the wall of the pool. I lifted my hands and pushed myself over the wall. I sat on the edge for a moment, looking down into my lap, coaxing a plan.
And suddenly I was in the water once more.
This time I made it to the surface alone, only to see Emmett roaring with laughter. He had pushed me off the edge as I was sitting there. I sulked again. Edward held out his hand, and I took it. He pulled me on his lap again.
"You were saying?" he teased. I crossed my arms and frowned like a child. There was a huge rush of waves as Emmett and Jasper both jumped in the pool at the same time. And I didn't think it was an accident or coincidence when it was Rosalie and Alice who got soaked.
They were lounging on some long chairs, reading fashion magazines. I looked up and saw their faces twist as they wiped the water off of their bodies, and their soaked magazines.
"You…gah!" Alice puffed. She rolled her magazine into a cylinder shaped tube and whacked Jasper right in the head. Rosalie scrunched hers in a ball and lunged it into Emmett. Edward and me giggled at the scene. Rosalie and Alice jumped inside the pool and got a corner of their own.
"You know, we should play a game," I suggested to Edward. Everyone's eyes suddenly were on me.
"What game?" Emmett said excitedly. Rosalie rolled her eyes.
"How about, 'kill our boyfriends?'" she fired. Alice clapped her hands in agreement.
I glanced at Edward. "You can do that…I'd rather keep mine." Edward smirked at Rosalie as I took his hand.
"You're just saying that because he's on your side!" Emmett complained.
"Yes, exactly," I stated.
"Well, how about the time he let me tickle you to death?"
My face fell in agreement. "Yeah…"
"Or how about how he never saves you from hours of torture at the mall?" Alice and Rosalie were about to protest, but Emmett held his hand in their direction, silencing them. I nodded again, taking my hand out of Edward's.
Edward stiffened as Emmett continued his interrogation. "Or how about today, when he effortlessly allowed Alice and Rosalie to anguish you with an endless bathing suit fashion show?"
I glanced at Edward and smiled. He held a straight face as he glared at Emmett. His eyes had a spark of playful annoyance. I slowly began sliding off Edward's lap.
"I think he's right, Edward. Why should only they be punished, when you contributed just as much?"
"Yeah!" Jasper prodded. I glided off his lap and swam towards Alice and Rosalie. Alice grabbed me and I sat on her lap now. "I think they all should be punished. Don't you agree, girls?" Rosalie and me nodded while trying to hold back huge grins.
Emmett and Jasper gaped. Edward just snorted. "What?!" Emmett hollered. "I'm the one who so knowledgably proved Edward guilty!"
"And also who knowledgably waterlogged our NEW magazines," Rosalie icily added.
"It was an accident!" he wailed.
"Stop being such a baby, Emmett! What are you so afraid of?" Alice sneered.
He stiffened and stood up boldly. "Nothing," he said simply.
"You guy's will ruin Emmett's ego here," taunted Jasper. Alice shot him a chilly glance.
"You shush! You are in just as much trouble as he is!"
"Look, how about we forget about all our troubles and punishments and just have some fun?" I had almost forgotten Edward was here. All eyes shot to him as he calmly sat by himself. He smiled halfheartedly.
"Your not getting off that easy, Edward Anthony Mason Cullen!" I reminded him. He raised his eyebrows. And before I knew it, I was in his lap, bound by his iron arms.
"Edward!" Alice shrieked. "Bella is on our side! You can't just take her!"
"Yeah, give her back!" Rosalie yelled.
I tried to wriggle out of his grasp, but he obviously was way to strong. "No."
"Yes," Rosalie said bitterly.
He just held me tighter. Then Emmett spoke. "Oh, well look what we have here. I think I just figured out what game we're playing after all!"
I looked at Emmett, horrified. He smiled evilly.
"The fight for the human."
A/N: I am planning on continuing in a next chapter, but first I want to see if people would be interested to see what happens next:P So please review! I want like a bazillion reviews or no next chapter! ... ... ... Well, I guess it doesn't matter because I'll be tempted to post it anyways:D Thanks for reading! Now go review!