Things I don't own:
2. The Cubicle Next Door
3. Everything on the playlist
4. Cowboy boots
The Locker Next Door: Chapter Fifteen
"I can't believe you thought I was bipolar."
I frowned. "Shut up. You would have thought the same thing if you had been me watching me being you while acting that way."
Edward blinked. "Excuse me?"
"It made sense in my head," I shrugged.
He groaned. "If only I could hear it," he lamented.
"Well, now you know what the rest of the world feels like," I quipped.
"At least while you had the blog I had some inkling of what was going on inside your brain."
"But you made me get rid of the blog," I reminded him.
"Yes," he agreed, "It's the best for everyone. You were getting too curious. If one of your readers had figured out what we are it would have been catastrophic, even for you."
Edward lifted his arm to cup my chin with his hand. "There are those of my kind," he said softly, "that don't take kindly to humans becoming so aware of our presence."
"What would you have done if the blog said too much?" I said, ignoring the quickening of my heart.
"Alice would have seen beforehand what you were going to write, and we'd have crashed the site before you could post it."
I pulled back in mock outrage. "Seriously? My blog's not the only one on that site. We're talking hundreds of online journals—gone because your family got a little scared." I shook my head.
"Bella, Bella, Bella," he chided. "It would have been for your own good. Besides, crashing only yours would look even more suspicious."
"You Cullens really think these things through, don't you?"
"Over the years we've learned to leave nothing to chance," he nodded. "It's a key component to hiding who we are. The smallest mistake could reveal us all."
I raised my eyes to meet his. "Like saving me from Tyler's van?"
Edward leaned his head in close so I could feel his breath tickling my face. "That," he whispered, his eyes smoldering and making my breath catch in my throat, "could never be considered a mistake."
And then he kissed me.
Read and Review, please. Flames are welcome!
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has reviewed, added this to their alerts or favorites, or even added me to their alerts and favorites. You are so encouraging!
This was the last chapter, and I'm happy with the end result—short and sweet and to the point. I hope you guys feel the same, but if you don't you can let me know in a review and I won't be offended. Promise. ;)
Several people have asked me about doing LND-style blogs for each of the other books. While I am toying with the idea of a companion piece set during New Moon, nothing is set in stone and I can't make any guarantees right now. I really want to focus on "Better Than Fiction" as well as "Self-Defense for Clumsies."
A bonus chapter may be posted as a one-shot later, depending on how many of you want it. Let me know in a review what scene in the book (or a scene from another book that you think fits well with LND) you'd like to see adapted as a one-shot, and I'll pick my favorite.
Thanks for staying til the end! Here's the playlist, as promised:
The Locker Next Door Playlist
"I'm So Sick" –Flyleaf
"Get Over It" –OK Go
"Nobody's Listening" –Linkin Park
"Niki FM" –Hawthorne Heights
"Who Are You" –The Who
"Sadie Hawkins Dance" –Relient K
"Infected" –Demon Hunter
"Drive There Now" –The Almost
"Addicted" –Kelly Clarkson
"Stuck" –Stacie Orrico
"Stolen" –Dashboard Confessional
"As Long As You Love Me" –The Backstreet Boys
"Crush" –Mandy Moore
"Insomniatic" –Aly & AJ
"Kiss Me" –Sixpence NonetheRicher