Sorry about the lack of updates. I have had a lot of end of the year projects, and finals. I'm finally done with that now though, and I will be updating more frequently. Thanks for all the reviews I have been getting. Its nice to get some feedback on my writing!
Disclaimer: Twilight and New Moon belong to Stephanie Meyer!
I had been nervous about Rosalie coming with us to the mall, but after she had been so nice to me during the drive to the mall in the car, I felt a lot better about spending the day with her.
"Oh! Let's start looking in that store!"
Alice's voice brought be back to the present. I had completely forgotten about the dreaded day of Alice and now Rosalie spending thousands of dollars on me by buying things that I didn't really need. I groaned as Alice dragged me into the store.
As Alice whisked through the store picking up almost everything in sight, I stood with my arms crossed near the entrance to the dressing room where Alice had dropped my arm. I looked around and saw Rosalie laughing at my expense. She had never come with Alice and I shopping before, so I guess she found my lack of enthusiasm funny.
Once she saw me looking at her, she stopped laughing and seemed nervous about how I would react. After seeing her expression, and assessing my current helpless situation, I laughed too.
We both laughed at my helplessness until Alice came back with an arm full of clothing in tow.
I sighed, causing Rosalie to chuckle, and walked into the dressing room to try everything on.
I put on the first outfit, a pair of tight fitting jeans and a blue fitted shirt that I knew Edward would love. I came out to show Alice, like usual, but was surprised to find Rosalie waiting to see the clothes.
"Bella that color looks really pretty on you. You have to get that." Rosalie was continuously surprising me today. I was so shocked by her compliment that my response was delayed.
"Oh, um, thanks Rosalie."
I finally turned to look in the mirror, and found that the dark blue color really did look very nice on my pale skin.
As I was looking at my reflection, Alice came back with more clothes for me to try on.
After continuing the process in countless other stores, I decided that it was time for me to get something to eat. I knew Alice was disappointed, but she led us in the direction of the food court anyway.
I ordered food for myself, and much to my displeasure, Alice paid for it.
As I ate, Rosalie and Alice chatted about the purchases they had made, and about what other stores that just had to go to.
A few moments later, Alice's phone rang, and she got up to find a place with better reception, leaving Rosalie and I alone.
We sat in an uncomfortable silence when Rosalie finally spoke.
I knew that we were going to talk about our friendship, or rather lack there of.
"Well, I just wanted to apologize for the way I have treated you in the past. I know I have been very rude and unkind to you, but I just hope that you can put it behind you so that we can be friends. We are going to be sisters soon, and I don't want us to be continually fighting."
"Rosalie, I completely forgive you. I know how hard it must have been to accept me into your family."
"It was still no reason for me to act the way I did. I was just jealous of everything you have."
"You were jealous of me?"
"Of course. Like I said before, I would not have chosen this life for myself, and I still desperately miss everything about my human life. There was just so much that I wish I could have experienced that I didn't. That's why I voted no for you. I don't think you should have to suffer like I did."
"That's where you are wrong though. I won't be suffering. I love Edward, and I would do anything to be with him. When he left, I was nothing. I would only be suffering if he were to leave again."
"Well, that's something you don't have to worry about ever again. He was so depressed without you. I don't think he could leave you again, even if he wanted to."
"So, does this mean we are friends now?"
I really hoped she would say 'yes'. I had never talked to Rosalie like this before. I really think she is someone I could get along with.
"Only if you want to be."
I could tell she was still nervous that I wouldn't accept her as a friend, but she seemed to be less nervous after I broke out into a huge grin.
"Of course I want to be friends!"
Alice came back with a huge grin plastered on her face.
"Oh! I am so glad that you two are friends now! We are going to have so much fun together after you've been changed Bella!"
If it were possible my smile grew at the mention of my impending transformation into a vampire.
"Well, now that we have worked everything out, let's get back to shopping!"
My grin disappeared at Rosalie's mention of more shopping.
"Rosalie! I thought we were supposed to be friends now!"
They both laughed at my expense, but Rosalie promised not to buy me anything I didn't mean. Not that this promise meant much considering they both thought I needed everything I tried on.
"Come on guys! That was Edward on the phone and he said he was coming to get Bella in only three hours!"
I sighed with relief, while they dragged me to the next store.
Only three more hours…