A/N: Sorry, it took so long to update! Everything has been super hectic lately. Like, super duper hectic. My head hurts from all the fresh paint. I'll try my hardest to update my other story, A Misunderstanding soon.
Now, on with the show…
Disclaimer: I do not, and will never, ever own Twilight.
I almost jumped out of Edward's arms. My eyes were wide and my grip grew tighter around Edward's neck. His eyes were dark for a moment, before they visibly lightened up. He chucked at my reaction and headed back for the stairs. "Edward…" I started but another yell from downstairs interrupted me.
"Emmett, you idiot!" The yell was from Rosalie. Edward set me down at the bottom of the staircase and everyone was crowded around Emmett. Rosalie was holding a white designer outfit that was now ruined with greens and browns.
"Rose, baby. I'll fix this. I promise, I'll buy you more car parts..." Emmett soothed. It didn't work.
"How about buy me a new wardrobe? You ruined everything in the washer!" She snarled. I backed up into Edward's chest, who laughed again and pulled me against him.
"But I hate shopping for clothes!" Emmett whined. Alice perked up, even though she was holding her own white sweater that had been ruined.
"This is almost as bad as when Emmett got blood all over her white Louis Vuitton tote bag, ruining it. That was over $1,700." I heard Jasper mumble to Edward, a slight chuckle in his voice. Edward tried to contain his smile.
"Or the time he broke the heels off of her Dolce & Gabbana $6,000 boots." Edward whispered back. My mouth flew open at the cost of that. Who in their right mind would spend that much on a pair of boots?
"I don't care if you hate shopping! You better buy me another Giorgio Armani white suit and in the right size! I did not spend $500 on a new outfit for you to ruin!"
[ A/N: Yes, those are the real prices of those items. I did my research.
"Rosalie, just calm down for a moment. Emmett, did you put your dark colored, dirty t-shirts in the washer with your sisters white attire on purpose?" Esme prodded. Apparently, none of her clothes had been ruined. I glanced up at Edward, only to see him flash me his crooked smile. Jasper sent a wave of calm throughout everyone. Apparently, Edward wasn't too worried about the outcome of all this.
"No, Esme! But my shirts were in desperate need of washing so I thought that if I just threw them in and added some more soap…" He trailed off.
Rosalie threw her outfit in his face and I now saw that it had shrunk so much, it could have barely fit Alice. Poor Emmett.
"Emmett, you are in so much trouble…" Rosalie's voice rose. Emmett flinched away a bit.
"Enough!" Carlisle spoke up. I hadn't even realized he was there. "Rosalie, it's not Emmett's fault he isn't the brightest when it comes to laundry…"
"Hey!" Emmett interrupted, looking shamefaced. I held back a laugh. Rosalie looked down.
"And Emmett, do you realize that the clothes in the washing machine are now ruined? Rosalie and Alice will have to go buy all new white clothes." Alice started bouncing on her toes, excited at the idea of shopping.
"Yes, I know the clothes are now ruined. But it was just three shirts and a little bit more soap! I didn't know it would mess up everything!" Emmett whined. Jasper yawned and went back into the living room to finish reading his book. Apparently, fights like these weren't rare with Rosalie and Emmett. Alice didn't even seem to care that her clothes were ruined. Just another excuse to spend a day at the mall.
Esme sighed and went back to the kitchen table where her books on architecture were. Carlisle stared expectantly at Emmett who looked at his feet. "Sorry, Rose. Sorry, Alice." He mumbled.
"That's okay, Emmett." Alice glided over and gave him a hug. It was interesting to watch, actually. Alice's small, pixie-like figure hug Emmett's bear-like self.
"Rosalie?" Carlisle raised an eyebrow. She sighed dramatically.
"If I can't find this suit in my size, you are going to get it. But for right now, of course I forgive you." She smiled and went over to Emmett, who leaned in to give her a kiss. I turned away to give the couple privacy. Edward grinned down at me.
"Is it always like that?" I asked. Edward chuckled.
"Actually, no. They usually don't just kiss after a fight. They do… more." I blushed and looked down.
"Too much information." I mumbled. Edward laughed again and held me closer.
"You asked." He kissed me on top of my head and led me back upstairs. "But the good news is, now you get to go shopping with Alice and Rosalie for a day."
My eyes grew wide. Oh no! They surely wouldn't take me along with them. I would only slow them down. I can't afford anymore clothes. And I would not let them pay for me…
Edward must have sensed my panic. "Bella, it's okay." His velvet voice broke my train of thought. His nose glided down my cheekbone to my chin. He brought his nose up past my lips so his nose touched mine. I stopped breathing. His lips were so close and his breath made me dizzy.
And then his lips collided with mine. I held still and kept my hands limply on his chest. When he pulled away, his eyes were longing and full of love. My heart did multiple flips in my chest and Edward laughed at the speed it was beating.
As we walked back to Edward's room, I made a decision in my life that would change everything. I decided I wanted to be part of the chaos in this family. I wanted to watch the fights between Rosalie and Emmett and then see how the fight only brought them closer together. How everyone trusted each other. I wanted to be part of this. I wanted siblings to be around. And parents I could talk to as if they were my age and not the adult figure. I wanted to help Carlisle at the hospital and Esme with her building. I wanted to help Alice plan events and try to become closer with Rosalie as friends. I wanted to joke around with Emmett and read with Jasper. But most of all, I wanted to be at Edward's side, as his wife. I didn't care if I would have to repeat high school multiple times. It would all be worth it, if I could be with Edward forever.
"Bella?" Edward's voice broke through my thoughts. He was staring at me curiously. I hadn't realized I had stopped in his doorframe. "What are you thinking?"
I smiled. "I was thinking. About you and I. Your family." He smiled back and pulled me into a tight hug. "I was thinking about something I needed to do." I looked up at him and rested my chin on his chest. He looked down at me lovingly.
"I…" I hesitated. What if his marriage offered was no longer available? Graduation was in two weeks, so I would be changed whether it was or wasn't. I decided from the love in his eyes that it was still up.
"You what?" He urged me to continue.
"I want to accept your offer. If I still can. I mean…" He looked confused at first, but then his eyes widened. This was obviously not what he had expected.
"I know I am only 18, but I don't want to wait much longer. I love you and I want to be with you and your family forever."
"Bella, I…" I didn't let him finish. I just crashed my lips into his and he eagerly kissed me back, careful not to overstep the boundaries. When he pulled back, his eyes were wild. He flashed me his crooked smile and my heart melted.
"Are you sure? You don't have to…" He stroked my hair with one hand, while his other kept firmly around my waist.
"I have never been so sure in my life. And Edward, this is what I want. I'm not doing this because I feel like I have to. I'm doing this because this is what I want more than anything. To be with you. I love you, Edward."
He then pulled me into another hug when Alice came running down the hall. She had a huge grin on her face. She threw the ruined clothes she had been holding on the floor and ran to join the hug. Edward looked awkward as her little form held us both tightly.
"I hear wedding bells in the near future!" She exclaimed loudly, enough for the whole house to hear, even if they had been human. Edward kissed my head again as the whole family gathered around us.
"Finally." I heard Rosalie whisper to Jasper as they both grinned.
"Welcome to the family, sis." Emmett joined the hug. His large arms wrapping around all three of us. "Welcome to the family."
A/N: Welcome to the family, Bella! Maybe now, everything will start to get better for her. Maybe not….
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