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Well, This is the end...
I'm not Stephenie Meyer... (For Old Times Sake)
I sat on the love seat that faced the rest of the living room and sat beside the TV so that I could watch Edward. I grabbed the edge of my dress and made sure that it covered my my thighs as I spread out on the seat. I looked up to see Edward smile at me as I grabbed my book from the table and began to read. I had only read a few pages when Jasper's voice caught me off guard, causing me to drop the book on the floor.
"Edward! STOP!" Jasper roared as the surround sound indicated guns going off.
"I tried! You aren't letting me!" Edward shouted back over the sound system. Alice was giggling and I looked up from my book confused, just like Rosalie and Emmett.
"You started it!" Jasper countered.
"You're keeping it in the air!" Edward said, obviously annoyed. I shifted uncomfortably, having a minor urge to run to Edward and take him to our room.
"Well stop focusing on it!" Jasper stated obviously.
"I can't!" I can't stop thinking about her because that dress is perfect! Her legs, her breasts, her face, It's all perfect. "And you're not helping!" My mouth was once again hanging open.
"Edward!" I shouted. Everyone stared at me, but the game continued.
Get a grip, Edward. I can't wear Alice's dresses and your horniness is making this game a bit difficult! Jasper yelled.
Hello?!" I shouted. They were talking as if I wasn't in the room. Alice's laughter grew louder. I stared at her angrily, why wasn't anyone else shocked? Rosalie stared at me like I had last year's clothes on. Who knows, maybe I did.
Uh, he's so horny! Jasper's voice echoed. I stared at him in shock.
I really hope this game is over soon, Edward stated miserably, this is uncomfortable and is getting hard to hide. My head turned sharply to look at him.
"I've got an idea, why don't you just quit?!" I shouted, angry that they were talking like that with everyone listening. Alice's laughter hit a peak and she rolled off the couch, gripping her sides as she laughed. The game paused and other than Alice's squealing laughter, the room was quiet. I stared at Alice as her giggles quieted, but not by much.
Bella? Edward called.
"WHAT?!" I shouted. I felt like my head was ready to explode. I really didn't think that vampires could get headaches, but what did I know?
Edward jumped up with a look of awe crossing his face. A smile broke across his face. I was so confused. I stood up from the couch. "What?! What are you so excited about?"
I love you, He said.
I sighed angrily and answered, "I love you, too, but now isn't the time for th-" the anger in me fell away. His lips didn't move. The smile remained plastered on his face. "Edward, h-how did you do that?" I asked warily.
What? He asked.
"That! You just spoke with your mouth closed! Why are you doing that?" I asked.
I'm not. He answered.
"Yes! You are! You did it again!" This time, chuckles and gasps broke out all over the living room. Some faces were even shocked. I sighed angrily and waited for his response.
No, I'm not! He responded. I opened my mouth to respond but he interrupted me. I'm thinking; with my mouth closed if you want to get technical, but that is how most people think.
I stared at him in disbelief. "Are you saying that I, that I just read your mind?" I whispered, fearing that I was going insane. His smile grew to a smirk and he nodded. "No, I couldn't have, that's your power!" I said accusingly. Alice giggled.
"Hey, Bella, What's the weather like later today?" She asked innocently. I could almost hear rain and see it.
"It's gonna rain and storm South of us, why can't you just look- no!" I sat down in disbelief. "Did you just see that vision?" I asked. She shook her head with a smug smile on her face.
"Nope!" She giggled, "You did!" I sighed and leaned against the back of the couch. I looked at the ceiling, exhausted.
"What else?" I asked, referring to what other powers I may have.
Why don't you look? I looked at her accusingly, positive that it wasn't said aloud. She smiled.
"First of all, stop! This isn't some one way conversation. Second of all, I don't know how!" I said with a huff. All that stress that had disappeared, hadn't really disappeared. It just hid until this moment. Edward's face fell a little and he sat beside me and placed his hand on my back and rubbed circles through the dress.
"Sorry, Bella," She murmured, "Just close your eyes, and focus on your powers and on what they could become."
I closed my eyes and sighed. I thought about the rainy day and saw the rain falling on the house, and through the window I could see Edward and I kissing deeply. If I were human, my face would be flooded with a blush. I looked forward a week, the weather was sunny. Edward and I were in our room, doors closed, going at it once again.
"Jasper! Stop! I'm working on the cars!" Rosalie shouted. Jasper appeared from the house and neared the garage. Rosalie moaned slightly and Emmett who held the car up shifted uncomfortably, stifling a groan. Rose stood up and ran towards the house.
"BELLA! SERIOUSLY! THIS HAS TO STOP!" She shouted up at our window. Edward and I pulled apart and I shoved my head into a pillow and shouted back at anyone in the house that could hear me.
"I'm sorry!" My voice was coated in embarrassment.
I opened my eyes and my eyes flooded to the ground as seven pairs of eyes watched me.
"Well?" They all urged, wanting to know what my power was.
"I, um, I guess I attract other people's powers?" I muttered. Emmett stood up and stared at me with wide eyes.
"Seriously?! That's awesome!!" He shouted. I nodded weakly.
"Get it?" Alice called, "As a human she constantly attracted danger, and now she's gonna constantly attract powers!" I groaned, knowing this hadn't happened yet.
"Alice, don't," I begged. She smiled and said it anyway.
"Get it? As a human she constantly attracted danger, and now she's gonna constantly attract powers!" She said through giggles as the whole room laughed.
"Well, it does make sense." Rosalie shrugged. I groaned and put my head behind Edward's shoulder, leaning against him, but hiding from the room. He laughed lightly and grabbed my hand in his.
How the- Bella? Can you hear me? Edward asked, his voice seemed shocked. I looked up at him and the room grew quiet. I nodded
"What's wrong?" I asked.
It's so, so quiet. His eyes were calm and his voice was just as relaxed. He continued to hold my hand and didn't make any move to pull it away. The room stayed silent.
Is that so horrible? I thought. Wondering if the silence was ever that horrible.
It's not horrible in the least, it's perfect. Thank you. I pulled my head from his shoulder and stared at him.
Edward? I thought.
Yes? He thought back, his eyes wide. His smile brightened ten fold and he picked up off the couch and spun me around. Everyone stared like we were crazy. Hell, we probably were crazy. He sat me back on the ground and kept my hand firmly in his and held me in front of him, his arms wrapped around me.
"Edward, would you like to explain what's going on?" Carlisle asked patiently. Edward nodded and smiled as he looked at me and spoke.
"When i grabbed Bella's hand, I couldn't hear anyone's thoughts. She could hear mine, and then all of a sudden, I heard hers. Well, at least the ones she wanted me to hear." He winked and he turned back towards Carlisle. Carlisle nodded, a smile on his face.
Alice smiled and intercepted and explained further, "When she touches someone with powers, she intercepts them!" She said happily.
"Congratulations, Bella, it looks like you got the most colorful power, yet!" He said happily as he and Esme both stood up and walked over to hug us. Carlisle gave Edward and me a quick squeeze before heading towards the door, with Esme on his heels.
"If you'll excuse us, Carlisle's shift is going to start soon, and I need to find a hardware store in Anchorage that will be able to replace the window." She said happily, but glared at the last part towards Emmett. He looked towards the ground bashfully. Everyone waved goodbye as they walked out the door. Esme went to close the door but turned to Alice before it shut.
"Alice, the measurements?" She called back into the living room. Alice's eyes closed and a vision appeared behind mine.
Alice sat on the couch with her eyes closed, and her eyes popped open. "Five feet, 6 inches tall and 6 feet wide!" She sang happily. I mouthed the words because I had seen it.
All of the children sat quietly in the living room. There were too many people to have an awkward silence. We all sat quietly against our everythings and each of us let our mind wander. I didn't want the confusion of everyone's thoughts running through my head, so I focused on the displaced feeling around my neck. I brought my free hand from my side and set my hand where the necklace should have been. Edward's smile lessened and he grabbed my hand tighter.
Love, His voice rang out, but I knew only I could hear it. Please, don't be upset over the necklace. I looked into his eyes.
How can I not be? I asked.
By remembering how much I love you, and only you, forever. He said as he kissed the end of my nose. I sighed obviously and leaned against Edward to face the rest of the room.
Jasper looked at me accusingly. I listened to his thoughts to find what he was thinking.
You seem very distraught, Bella. Are you okay? He asked mentally.
"It's nothing," I explained. Jasper looked at me sideways and Edward rubbed a circle on my hand. The room fell quiet again. After a few minutes, Alice stood up happily, pulling Jasper with her.
"Well, we're off!! Oh, Bella, you might want to check my room, I think there's something you'll want in there." My heart sank a little. I didn't want anymore clothes that I would dread wearing. I closed my eyes and tried to listen to her thoughts.
No! I won't tell you! And don't look in the future! Stop it! Too late, I was in her room. I was walking through it looking for any shred of evidence that she had left something for me. I saw a note.
Bella- Stop trying to figure out what it is. I won't decide what to do with it, and you will never see it!
"Alice," I whined, popping back into reality, "Please, just give it to me." She smiled deviously.
"Bye, Everyone!" She said happily as she closed the door behind her. The future kept changing in her mind slightly. Even her thoughts were giggling.
"Edward, what does she have?" I groaned as I leaned in to him, letting him support me fully. He chuckled lightly and pet my hair.
"Love, you know more than I do at this point." I sighed and pushed myself off of him as he began to tug me lightly towards our room. I turned to Rosalie to ask her if she had any clue as to what Alice had got me, but when I looked around, Rosalie had Emmett on the couch and was straddling his lap, lecturing him in a much more sensual way than was needed. I turned around and Edward was smiling at me from the stairs, shrugging lightly as I pointed towards the ogling Emmett. I shook my head and grabbed his hand and let him lead me up the stairs.
Edward and I slowly walked to our room and sat down on our bed. Both of us sat quietly, his hand still embracing mine. He turned to face me, keeping his left hand on my right, and used his right hand to clear the hair out of my face. He brushed the hair behind my neck, revealing the silver scar that was slowly fading on my neck. He ran his hands over it, the icy feeling felt good on the skin. I closed my eyes as he brushed his fingers over the tear. He pulled his hand from my neck and moved it to my face where there were more fading scars. The he moved his hands down to my stomach and lifted up my shirt slowly, and cautiously. I allowed him to do so, as I watched him curiously. He pulled the shirt away from my body and used his free hand to keep it from recovering me. He released my hand and touched the scars on my stomach. The moment was so quiet, so intimate. He leaned forward and kissed each mark and each scratch. Stomach, stomach, neck, cheek, cheek. My breathing increased as his lips reached mine and we collided in a fervent kiss. The kiss threatened to deepen, and as I fought the urge to taste him further, I felt him fight the same battle.
I sighed into his lips, trying to keep my mind off of his perfect features at my convenience. "I'm, mmm, sorry about the game. I distracted you and, ah, I'm sorry." I mumbled against his lips. I ran my hands through his soft hair, keeping our lips close enough that the kiss never ended, but we could both speak.
"Rematch," Was all he could gasp before he groaned as I arched my back, rubbing against his groin. He pushed our weight so that he was laying over me, hovering lightly, yet smothering me. I moaned against his lips.
Somehow my head was now hanging off of the end of the bed, and our bodies were stretched almost reaching the pillows. As Edward ran his hands over my sides, lithely avoiding the sore spots. He kissed my stomach and left a trail of burning skin from the contact of his lips. My head fell back, and I could see our room upside down. I closed my eyes and something gold shimmered from the window. I fought myself on if I should see what it is or not. I opened my eyes again, lustily, and stared at the gold spec on the sill of the window. I forced myself to focus on it and my breath stopped and my body froze. Edward stopped his kisses and stared into my eyes. I looked at him apologetically.
He nodded and sighed and rolled off of me. I kissed him lightly on the cheek, not noticing that my shirt was now laying across the room. I slid off of the bed and ran towards the window. I gasped and took a step back as the golden locket with my initials and Edward's mother's initials carved into the face of the necklace. A note in perfect handwriting was spread across a page ripped out of a notebook.
Bella, there was a reason that I didn't want to see what this was. I found this on our front porch. There's a note attached. Oh, and yes, you are welcome. Sorry for interrupting, Edward.
There was a perfect heart and Alice's scripted name. I put the note down and grabbed the necklace sitting on the window. I cradled it in my hands, and pulled the note from it. Edward was standing behind me, holding my hips as I leaned back against him.
The note was sprawled messily against a stray piece of paper.
Jacob had me bring this to you just before he died. I, and the rest of the pack, will be out of touch for a while. Don't try to contact us, we're not angry, but this isn't something that will easily be forgotten. Stay out of trouble, for all of our sakes.
I sighed and walked across the room and shoved the note into a drawer that still held the note Jacob had left me. I don't know what I was holding onto by keeping these notes, but I wasn't ready to get rid of them. I shoved a shirt on, carefully keeping the locket in my hand, while Edward watched me from across the room.
I fumbled with the clasp on the necklace, trying desperately to close it around my neck. I sighed and held the necklace in front of me, signaling that I had given up. Edward smiled a crooked smile and took the locket from me and brushed my hair to the side as he wrapped it around my neck and clasped it easily. I smiled and turned around and kissed him lightly on the lips. He smiled against my lips and lead me to sit on the couch that backed up to the window. I sighed and sat neatly in his lap as he twisted my hair around his fingers. I leaned into his shoulder and rested my head in the crook of his neck.
His lips grazed my neck, the silver scar was no almost gone. I smiled at the soothing touch of his lips. I pulled my head from his neck and moved the neck of his shirt and my fingers lightly caressed the remaining silver scar. His body tensed as I touched it. I gasped at his reaction and pulled my hands back quickly. His eyes closed and he took almost uneven breaths.
"I'm so sorry," I whispered, "Does it hurt?" His eyes opened, and they were slightly darker than they had been, but they were also filled with a contentment that they had lacked for weeks.
"The venom still stings. It doesn't hurt when you touch it, it felt much better when you did." He explained softly. I nodded and moved my hand back to slightly raised scar.
"I'm so sorry," I repeated as I lightly traced it, placing kisses around it.
"I'm not," he stated. I stared at him curiously. He smiled down on me and continued. "We're safe now. You're safe now. Even if I have to get a few scratches, as long as I am with you, nothing else matters." He said as his hand caressed my face and brought my lips to his. My stomach flipped as I kissed him with as much intensity as I could find at the moment. He smiled against my lips, causing me to smile. We pulled apart and his smile was the crooked one I adored.
I smiled back, and both of us began to chuckle. I kissed his scar through his shirt and began to shift in his lap so that my back would be leaning against him. He rested his head on mine and tousled my hair and twirled it mindlessly. I smiled and sighed, letting my head fall against his unmarked shoulder. My eyes fell closed and I grabbed his free hand in one of mine.
The sky behind us was once again darkening. It was fading from a dull gray, to a cotton-candy color, and then to a darker gray. The sun peeked from behind a cloud, and quickly hid again, both Edward and I shimmered for a second and it fell dark again. The sky fell dark and the silence in the room became warm and familiar. I cuddled myself closer to Edward and he placed his head on mine, kissing the crown of my head and I felt him inhale the scent of my hair. I smiled and closed my eyes again. A few minutes passed before the silence broke.
"Bella," Edward murmured. I twisted my head to look at him.
"Hmm?" I called.
"I love you so much." He whispered. I smiled and stretched to kiss him on the lips. His lips smiled against mine.
"I love you so much more." I told him as I proceeded to kiss him. Both of us smiled against one another's lips. We pulled apart slowly and turned back to our previous positions. I was curled into his chest and continued to trace the scar on his neck. He continued to run his fingers through my hair. I kissed around the scar every few minutes and he would kiss my head, or my nose, or my hand; anywhere he could kiss.
The room was quiet, and I couldn't help but smile, because this time, I was sure that this would be our eternity.