Okay you guys. I'm kind of emotional right now. This is the first story that I had ever finished.
For the last time (sob) Stephenie owns everything.
Okay…I had people think that it is Mike, Jacob, Emmett, Billy, the Denali clan, Charlie and…
I had never seen Carlisle look so…so…murderous. He definitely knew something was up. He also knew that that something was not good.
Esme was by his side. You can tell that just a minute ago hat they were holding hands. She looked confused and a little upset, probably over the lawn.
"That should level the ground out" said Alice sheepishly. She didn't look him in the eye.
Carlisle growled. It was the scariest thing that I had ever heard. Ever. Maybe it was the fact that it goes against his nature because he always so calm and collected, almost human. Or maybe he just had a menacing growl. This was the first time I had ever heard him growl, anyways.
"I'm telling the truth!" said Alice, unfazed. She wasn't lying. She was trying to level out the ground.
"May I ask why you dug up the ground in the first place?" asked Esme. I had never seen her so mad before either.
"Um…it is a surprise?" said Jasper, uncertainly.
I heard another growl coming from Carlisle's throat, as though he was trying to keep it back. He took a deep breathe and thawed out together.
"Will someone please tell me what is going on?" when no one answered his pleas, he sighed "Bella?"
He looked at me and I went red under his gaze. It was hard to believe that only two minutes ago we had all been laughing at the idea of Emmett being stuck underground.
"A good sister doesn't tattle on a sibling" I said. I was surprised I had the guts to look him the eye.
Carlisle groaned and then looked at Jasper. The blonde vampire just shrugged his shoulders. Carlisle avoided his gaze to Rosalie who shook her head. When he finally looked at Edward he said "you wish" with his crooked smile.
At that moment I finally realized what being a Cullen meant. You don't have to be insanely beautiful or really fast. It didn't matter if you drove a nice car. All that mattered was that you were there for the people you loved, even if they were entirely wrong, as we were at that moment. Too bad Carlisle had remembered that today.
"You, You, You, You You. Follow me." said Carlisle, pointing to each of us in turn. He turned on his hell, grabbed Esme's and, and led the way inside.
Edward took my hand and led the way inside. Each of us purposely did not look at the bald ground spot. I looked at the others and they were giving each other warning looks, what I was planning on doing. Then we nodded at each other to say that we all understood.
I mouthed that 'punishment?' to Edward. His eyes got wide and he shook his head, telling me that I didn't want to know.
I nodded my head as we entered the room. I had made up my mind, I was going to keep my mouth shut and be a real Cullen.
To my surprise, we all sat down in a circle. The only family member that wasn't here was Emmett. I wondered idly what was going to happen to my favorite big brother. How long will he be down there? Forever?
"Rosalie, what did you do today?" asked Carlisle, like he was only asking to be polite.
"I went to see a movie."
"And what did you see?"
"Run, Dog, Run"
"How was it?" asked Carlisle, with his endless questions I could see coming.
"I don't really know, the guy nest to me kept on talking about his STDs" I could see a faint smile on his lips.
Carlisle stared at her for a few seconds before moving on.
"Who did you go with?"
"Bella," she said, making straight eye contact. Carlisle raised his eyebrows and looked over at me. I shrugged my shoulders at him as a 'yes, we went together'. Better not raise suspicion with my bad lying habit or anything.
Edward came to my rescue. "I thought it would be good for them to have some sisterly bonding time."
Carlisle nodded his head and then asked the dreaded question. "Where's Emmett, Jasper?"
"He went out hunting a little while ago, he should be back anytime now." For effect, he looked out the back window as if to see if he would be jumping out of the woods. I knew he was looking to see if the ground was still flat, wick thankfully it still was.
"Bella, do you know what he was hunting?"
Damn it! "I don't know, chipmunks?" I said, trying to be funny. I hit myself in the head right then. Well, I really didn't. Still, I wanted too.
Carlisle rolled his eyes and crossed his legs "So, what did you do after the movie, Bella?"
"I went on a date."
This was going to ruin it for everyone. I am a horrible liar.
"Where did he bring you?" Carlisle actually thought 'he' meant Edward. I let him think that.
"Um…on a picnic?" It sounded like a question. Carlisle noticed that, too.
"What did you have to eat?" Esme asked this question. I had almost forgotten that she was in the room even though she sat right next to the guy who did all of the talking.
"We didn't exactly eat anything."
"What are you hiding, Bella?"
"NOTHING" There, I couldn't lie when I was screaming.
Carlisle blinked at me and then reached into his bag. He tossed me whatever he took out.
Midol, great. Now I was PMSing.
"Edward what did you do today besides the picnic?" Carlisle decided to move on and forget about my-PMSing-self.
"I went to the mall." Yes, Edward is sure to get through this quick. He is the second best liar after Rosalie.
"Yeah, I bought a really cute sweater there, do you want to see it, Daddy?" asked the pixie in question.
"No thank you," said Carlisle, smiling at Alice. Even though he was mad, he couldn't help but be charmed by Alice. "What did you do at the mall, Edward?"
"I gave some person a hug."
Carlisle decided to leave that alone. "What else did you do today?"
Edward pursed his lips then shrugged "That's about it."
Then it was on to the next person. "Alice, what did you do today besides buy a sweater?"
"I danced around the living room?"
I blushed furiously as a remembered who she was dancing with and how she was dancing.
"Dance with anyone special?" I was sure Carlisle noticed how my cheeks burned even though he didn't say anything.
The head of the house had a flicker of come across his face. He obviously thought he danced with me.
"Because Jasper refused to dance with him."
Everyone looked at me as I laughed at the memory of trying to get Jasper to 'dance with' Edward.
"Sorry, I got a visual."
Carlisle decided to move onto the final vampire "Jasper, what did you do today?"
"Oh, nothing special." I couldn't believe that he had stage fright right now. Not good!
Just like I thought he would, Carlisle raised his eyebrows at him. "Care to share with the class, Jasper?"
"Bella force fed me margarine."
My two parents shot me looks that reminded me of the look my grandmother used to give me when she ought to be mad but just couldn't be.
In return I gave them my angel smile I barely used. That seemed to thaw them out way more than I have ever seen. I realized at that point that they really did see me as a beloved daughter.
They couldn't see that I was having some sort of epiphany.
"And why did you force feed him margarine, Bella?"
"Do I need a reason to? He is my brother. What kind of sister would I be if I didn't treat him as one? You don't understand the importance of being a younger sister, Carlisle. You don't have to play the part. You have to be the part."
I could see Carlisle gap at my little speech and then everything fell into place. He was trying to use me as a weak link. He didn't think I would be as loyal to my siblings as they were to each other. He didn't realize that I counted myself as much a big part of this family as they counted me.
Carlisle tried to use that against me. He wanted to see if I would kill all their asses to save mine. He wanted to know what was going on, so he tried to get it out of be pacifically.
"Fine," It looks like Carlisle had given up. "I will trust you guys as my kids. But as with any other teenagers, I will not trust your decisions fully. If you need me I will be reviewing the reasons why I put each one of you in this family."
"But someday, I will find out what you guys have been doing."
He left and went to his office. We all stared until he closed the door. Then, almost as one, our eyes drifted to Esme.
"What your father said," she sighed, standing up. "I'm going to plant some grass."
The second she was out of the room, we all exclaimed our victory cheers in silence and began to pat each other on the back.
What surprised me the most was when Jasper kissed me on the forehead and said "Welcome to the family, Bella."
Three Days Later
Carlisle looked up from his book that he was reading to look at his family.
He then asked the question that was on his mind for a while.
Okay, so I am at peace with the end of this story, there will be no sequel.
I just wanted to say that this story is not a truth or dare story; it is a story about Bella finally understanding that her family really does accept her.
Thank you so much for reading this story. I love all the reviews I have given. And I thank you so much for encouraging me to write more and more. I really enjoy the fact that my writing can touch so many people
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