AN: Ah yes, another chapter. I know its been another long stretch. But in between wrecking my brand new honda civic on a deer and studying for the GRE...it's been busy. This is another filler chapter, which is why it took so long, because its boring. The next one should probably be more interesting though. I hope.
Esme, Rosalie, and I finished the rest of our chick-flick marathon without further interruption. Edward, Jasper, and Emmett had never returned. I figured they would show up soon, full of excuses as to why they hadn't made it back. That was okay with me, I'd have my revenge soon enough.
As predicted, Edward and Emmett reappeared in my living room half an hour after Rosalie and Esme went home.
"Hey Bella!" Emmett sang cheerfully. This would have been fine had I not thought I was alone in the house. I shrieked and dropped the pot I had been holding. Edward of course, caught it before it ever hit the ground.
"Are you trying to give me a heart attack?" I asked once my heartbeat had slowed to a normal pace.
"Nope! So, now that you've had your revenge, can we get back to the fun stuff?" No hard feelings from Emmett at least. Edward wrapped his arms around me from behind and kissed my temple. I guess I was forgiven from him too. Unfortunately, I didn't think they were going to be to ready to forgive me after what I had planned for tonight. I mentally shrugged, deciding to enjoy their good mood while it lasted.
"Sure, I have lots of fun planned for tonight," I said smiling brightly. It would be fun for me anyways.
"Cool, what are we doing?" Emmett asked eagerly.
"It's a surprise. I'll be over to your house right after I fix dinner for Charlie." I crossed my fingers hoping he wasn't going to push for any more details. Thankfully, he seemed to accept my answer and he went home to wait for me. Edward stayed to help me prepare dinner.
"So," Edward said conversationally, "Alice had some interesting thoughts this afternoon." I choked on the water I had been drinking. Crap. When my coughing fit had subsided I turned to him with the most angelic look I could muster.
"What kind of thoughts?" I questioned innocently. Edward bent down close to me and kissed the tip of my nose.
"Save it. You've been caught."
I sighed dramatically. "Oh well, I tried." Edward smiled and pulled me close to him. I lay my head on his shoulder and he rubbed little circles into my back.
"Tell you what," he said after a few moments. "I'll keep your plan to myself so long as you leave me out of it." I pulled back to look into his eyes.
"Why?" I asked suspiciously.
Edward smiled, showing off his perfect teeth. "Because I wouldn't mind watching Emmett make an idiot out of himself. I'm still not terribly happy with him for getting you drunk and breaking my piano bench."
I slowly smiled. I couldn't believe Edward was letting me get away with this. "Deal!" I agreed.
After dinner, Edward drove me to his house. Alice announced that we were all going to play a game and went to find everyone. I leaned against Edward as we waited for the rest of the family to gather when something in between the couch cushions caught my eye. I reached in and pulled it out. It was the picture that Emmett had given me of our day of skydiving.
I smiled fondly at the picture and the sweet thoughtfulness that had prompted his giving it to me. Suddenly I felt really bad about the plan I had to get even with Emmett. Could I really do that to him?
"No!" echoed Alice's voice from upstairs. She flew down the stairs at breakneck speed and stopped in front of me. "No! This was going to be perfect! I was going to have blackmail pictures for years to come! You can't change your mind."
"Sorry Alice," I said, with a twinge of regret. "I just can't do it. It's too mean."
"Damn it," She replied sulkily.
The rest of the night passed uneventfully, we played lots of board games (most of which Edward or Alice won). At the end of the night Edward drove me home and dropped me off with a promise that he'd be back soon.
I went into the house, said goodnight to Charlie, and got ready for bed. When I finished brushing my teeth, I went into my room expecting to find Edward already there. I was surprised to find my room unoccupied. Needing something to fill my time, I decided to answer my email. I was booting it up my computer when I heard the telephone ring downstairs. I heard some shuffling as Charlie got out of his chair to answer it. Several minutes passed and I figured Charlie should be off the phone, so I tried to log onto the internet.
I answered my emails and still Edward wasn't back yet. I sighed then reluctantly turned off the lights and climbed into bed. A little while later, I heard my window push open and suddenly I was encircled by Edward's cold arms.
"What took you so long?" I murmured, snuggling into his embrace.
"I just had a couple of things I had to take care of," he said. "I have a surprise for you. My own contribution to your human experience."
This got my attention. His last contribution had been the best one yet. He must have picked up the increase in my heart rate, because he chuckled and kissed my neck.
"Not that kind of experience," he said, laughing softly. "Although, that is something to consider."
"What is it then?" I asked curiously.
"It's a surprise," he said, "Go to sleep and you'll find out tomorrow." Then he started humming my lullaby in my ear, and I quickly fell asleep, wondering exactly what it was he had planned.
AN: The revenge is still coming. If you can guess what the revenge is, I'll feature you as a character in the next few chapters. You'll never guess though.