UPDATE: Obviously I am just going back and correcting errors and changing around the writing. Nothing new! Just some revision!
Disclaimer: I sadly don't own Twilight or any of the characters.
This takes place after Eclipse. Bella has already told Charlie about Edward and the wedding and everything, but I didn't feel like writing about that in this story. Sorry! I hope you enjoy!
I plopped down on the leather couch, right next to Edward. It was just him and I in the house, which I more than preferred. With the wedding in just less than two weeks away, I finally had some free time away from Alice and her extravagant plans. It felt amazing to just relax with my soon-to-be husband.
I snuggled up next to him, nuzzling his neck. I closed my eyes, completely content.
"Bella!" My eyes snapped open and I jumped as Alice flew through the front door, waving a plastic bag around in the air. So much for being content. "I got you a present!"
Edward laughed softly as I attempted to restart my heart from Alice's burst of excitement. "This must be quite a present if it caused you to rush home and nearly break down the door," he said.
Alice glared at him. She opened the bag in her hand and she handed me a little blue case. It read, "The Sims".
"Once you are changed, you won't be able to go anywhere for a while. I figured you might need something to do," she said excitedly. Edward looked puzzled. I think I was just as puzzled as he was.
"What am I supposed to do with it?" I asked.
Alice slapped her hand to her forehead, exasperated. "You don't get out much do you, Bella?" That was a really dumb question on my part. I always stay with Edward, we hardly ever go out. Alice rolled her eyes. "Let me explain. It is a computer game. You can create a family and then build them a house. You control everything your Sims do, like keeping their hygiene up and everything. It is like your own virtual life!"
I looked back down at the case and Edward sighed. "Thanks for thinking about Bella, Alice. But, you do know that I will spend all my time with Bella until she gains control. She will still have my company," Edward said.
Alice's lower lip jutted out in a pout and she shot us her infamous tortured-puppy-dog expression. "Okay, that's fine. I will go all the way back and return it. At least I will get my thirty dollars back," she said morosely. Then she sighed and turned to walk back out of the door.
"Alice, wait!" I called after her. She turned around, still slightly pouting. "I will take the game. Thank you." I looked down and noticed the game was in my hands the whole time. Alice wasn't going to return it; she knew I would give in. Alice shrugged and gave me a wide smile.
"You can't beat the game; it just goes on and on. I thought it would keep you busy for a while," Alice said.
I nodded. "Well, may I try it out now?" I asked trying to be polite.
Alice put her finger to her chin and looked thoughtful. "Of course! You can use the laptop in my room," she replied.
I looked over at Edward. "You're going to come and watch, right?" I asked.
He shrugged. "Whatever you want me to do," he replied with his crooked smile. I was momentarily dazed and I forgot how to breathe.
Edward chuckled. "Bella? Breathe," he said.
Alice rolled her eyes and grabbed my arm. She pulled me up the stairs to her room with Edward silently trailing along behind us. I sat down on her bed and Alice handed me her laptop.
"I warn you; my laptop can be really stupid sometimes. Emmett dropped it once. Rosalie did the best she could on it, but it can still be stupid," she said rolling her eyes. She put the disc in and it loaded. She went to have a seat on the floor and Edward sat next to her.
Once it had loaded, there was an option at the top that said, Create a Family. I didn't have much of an imagination, so I decided to create the first family that popped into my head: The Cullen Family.
For a good twenty minutes, I went through all of the faces, feeling the disappointment and frustration wash over me. None of them were good enough, which I guess was to be expected. Most of the faces looked the same, and I didn't have much at all to work with. Defeated, I did the best that I could.
When I got to creating their outfits, I was just as disappointed as I was with the faces. Nothing in these options could even come close to the Cullen's expensive style. The only option I had was to put them all in formal wear.
Edward looked over my shoulder and I could hear him stifle a laugh. "Since when do I wear a tux around the house?"
I snorted. "Sorry, I don't think the Sims have any Calvin Klein options. Just these boring, old clothes. It was the best I could do."
Alice and Edward began their own conversation about more wedding details. I only heard something about the types of shoes Edward was "allowed" to wear with his overly expensive tuxedo. I had zoned into the game as I made a sad attempt at creating the extravagant Cullen mansion.
Randomly, Alice began laughing. "I know what you are doing, Bella. There's no way you can create this house. Look at the bottom left; you have a budget."
I wrinkled my nose as I noticed I only had 5,000 simoleons left. I hadn't even finished a third of the house. I groaned. "Now what? Do I have to delete all of this and just start over?"
"No silly, I know a cheat," she said. She jumped onto the side of the bed and grabbed the laptop, her fingers flying over the keyboard so quickly that I didn't even get to see the cheat for myself. When she handed the computer back to me, I saw that I had 200,000 simoleons to work with.
Now it was time to get started.
Three Hours Later:
I was done with the mansion and it was as close as it could get. I couldn't do three stories for the mansion, so I had to put Edward's room on the second story. I was relieved that I was finished. But, I wanted to be precise. So I guess it was worth the time.
"Okay, I am finally done," I said, smiling.
"It is about time, Bella! I would be sleeping if I could!" Alice said, throwing her hands up in the air. Edward shot her a look warning her to be nice. Alice sighed and sat down on the bed beside me.
Then she gasped. "Isabella Swan! Look at what you have me wearing!" Alice looked like I had her walking around in a Porky Pig suit instead of a simple blue blouse and jeans.
"I'm sorry, Alice. But this game does not have a very good selection of clothes or faces," I said trying to calm her down.
Edward laughed and sat down on the other side of me. I looked at him to see his reaction. He had one eyebrow raised. "So, that is what I look like, huh?"
I groaned. "I did that bad!?" I asked.
Edward chuckled. "It's okay, Bella. You did fine," he said in a soothing voice.
I sighed. The Emmett I had created looked just like the real Emmett. "Well at least I got one of you right." The alikeness was quite comical; at least I had something to feel accomplished about.
"Bella, are you getting hungry?" Edward asked me.
I nodded, sat the computer down and got up. I didn't think to pause it; what could possibly go wrong in a game full of virtual people anyway?
Edward swept me up over his shoulder and carried me downstairs. He set me down in one of the white, dining room chairs. Esme had bought us a lot of microwavable foods despite my complaints about being able to cook something myself. But according to Edward, I was not "allowed to lift a finger".
I saw Edward stick a meatloaf and mashed potatoes meal into the microwave that I'm sure they've never used. I bounced my foot, hoping to finish my meal quickly so I could get back to the game.
He set the meal down in front of me. Half of the meatloaf was gone in a matter of seconds. I'm sure I resembled a gopher with the amount of food that was in my mouth.
"You must really like that; I don't think you have taken a breath since your first bite. Slow down, Bella," he said.
I smiled and slowed down, but only a little. Right now, all I wanted to do was play The Sims. Maybe this could be a new obsession in the making.
A/N: I wrote this story because I got hooked on the Sims, too. I thought it would be funny if Bella got obsessed with it.