Patterns on the Ceiling

I had been lying at the foot of the stairs for about an hour. Here I laid waiting for everyone to get home from hunting; no doubt someone would come home soon. Everyone had gone hunting, but I had no need to, so had decided to stay home for once. I enjoyed the silence from time to time, but not for too long ... I couldn't possibly be away from Edward for too long. I missed him already.

He was the first to come home and saw me lying at the base of the stairs. He immediately ran to me, looking worried.

"What's wrong? Are you hurt?" he asked.

Edward was always thinking the worst when it came to me. Often times than not, he forgets that I am no longer the fragile human I used to be. Although it drives me insane, it is still is cute that he worries about me like that.

"No. I'm alright," I said as I grinned at him. He tried to pick me up off the floor at this point, but I wouldn't get up just yet. In actuality, I was waiting for Carlisle to get home. I needed to talk to him and was not going to allow Edward to 'distract' me.

"Did you notice the strange patterns on the ceiling?" I said to him as an attempted to dissuade him, as he was still trying to get me up. It worked apparently because he immediately looked up at the ceiling. After a couple of seconds he stopped trying to get me up and instead lied down with me on the floor.

At that moment, Alice and Jasper walked into the room. They stared at us with confused looks on their faces.

"Why are you lying on the floor?" Alice asked.

"Bella sees something on the ceiling. Some sort of pattern. I still don't see what she is talking about," Edward replied.

"Let me see," Jasper said. Both he and Alice laid down to the right of me looking up at the ceiling.

"Maybe if we add some color to the ceiling we would be able to see what Bella sees," Alice said. I laughed to myself at the idea of Alice already wanting to make this into a project.

Emmett and Rosalie walked in not soon after Alice and Jasper had lied down. Without even questioning anything, Emmett lied down right next to Edward. Rosalie just continued to stare.

"What are we looking at?" Emmett asked.

"Bella sees something on the ceiling," Jasper answered. "But I still don't see it."

"Maybe it's one of those magic eye things were you really have to focus your eyes to see the hidden picture," Alice said. Rosalie finally decided to join us and stared hard up at the ceiling just like the rest of them.

This was ridiculously amusing. I really hadn't seen anything. All I wanted was to lay here waiting for Carlisle to get back so I could talk to him. Instead one by one they lied down on the floor with me looking up at the ceiling expecting to see what I really hadn't seen. I smiled inwardly.

"Why are you guys lying on the floor?" Esme asked. Carlisle was right behind her looking at us curiously.

"Bella says she sees something on the ceiling," Emmett said, "Some sort of hidden picture."

They both looked up at the ceiling. Esme was just about to lay down next to us when I started bursting out laughing.

"What's so funny? And why are you lying on the floor?" Carlisle asked.

"Well ..." I said finally speaking. "I don't know about the rest of them, but I fell down the stairs." I was still laughing when everyone started to get up with annoyed looks on their faces.

"Ugh!" Rosalie grunted loudly.

Emmett and Carlisle were the only ones who joined me in my laughter. "Good one," said Emmett.

"That's not funny," Edward said as he helped me up off the floor.

"Yes it was," I grinned at him. "I'm alright, though, really," answering his concerned look that he gave me and his previous question he had asked.

"I was actually waiting for Carlisle to get home," I turned to him. "I have to ask you something."