Here I am again- still filled with pain! Somehow the pain is blocking my creativity- that's why I decided to write a chapter that I didn't plan to write anyway... But come to think of it... it could get REALLY interesting... let's just see where it all comes to!
Before I start I just wanted to answer some questions!
At the moment we are in FEBRUARY so Bella still has about 4 months. I got it all planed out but I can tell you guys so much: She WON'T stay longer! The thing with the Russian president worked out weird and I apologize for that!
And oh yeah... everyone asks me when they get together! The thing is that I thought it's REALLY unrealistic that they just go together after three days and there was so much funny stuff I wanted to write BEFORE they were together... anyway after this chapter we are going to increase the attraction at about 100... that should make you guys happy!! ;-)
"And don't forget: smile, look happy, and only talk when someone asks you a question. If you are not sure if this answer should be made public let the president answer... or you just say you don't want to talk about it!" Eliza said and gave me an intense look. She was completely stressed and seemed to faint every moment.
"I know what I have to do!" I said and rolled my eyes but she shook her head.
"No you don't. One wrong move can end the presidents carrier!" She said and my eyes got big. What the heck!?
"But don't worry... that's why we got PR people!" She said and gave me another fake smile. I just opened my mouth to ask her something when she pushed me to Edward who was standing in front of the huge oak door that would lead us to the press room.
I took some deep breaths and still felt dizzy. This wasn't me- I can't talk in front of people. I can't do it in school and I really can't do it with the president! I looked at my shaking fingers and was about to cry when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I looked up and saw Edward smiling at me.
"It's really not that bad! I mean we are not Carlisle right?" He said and I rolled my eyes.
"I'm going to lose it in there and I will ruin your dad." I said and leaned against the wall. Edward laughed.
"Oh please! I couldn't do it in one year. You won't be able to do so in one night! They won't ask you anything anyway! We are just sitting there." He said and gave me another smile.
"Are you sure... because I think I just forgot my name!" I said and hid my face in my hands. Edward laughed again.
"Yes, I am sure. This conference is going to be boring and than it's over before you know it. Just remember: Dad, mom, Natalia, I, and than you. That's how we are going to walk in and than we are going to sit in this order, too." He said and I nodded.
"So I am going to sit on the outside, right?" I asked just to make sure and saw how Edward tried to hide his laughter.
"Yes, you do." He said and I narrowed my eyes.
"You are an idiot." I said and he started laughing.
At this moment Carlisle, Esme, and Natalia entered the room. Natalia waved at me when she saw me and I gave her a wide smile.
"Hey sweety! How are you?" I asked, got down on my knees, and opened my arms so that she could hug me. She ran into my arms and squeezed me than she let go and made a step back.
"Bella, Bella! Look at my dress! Isn't it pretty! It's all blue and full with beads! I feel like a princess!" She said and twirled around until she was so dizzy that she fell in my arms.
"Yes you are really pretty!" I said and smiled at her.
"Bella, we need to go." Esme said in her warm voice and smiled at me. I swallowed.
"Of course." I said and got up. I gave Natalia's hand to Esme but Natalia pulled away.
"Come on Talia. Come with me." Esme said and smiled.
"I want to walk with Bella." She said and put her index finger in her mouth- she looked like she was about to cry.
"Natalia. It's ok. You like Esme right? You can go in with her! I am going to be really close. I promise." I said but she shook her head.
"I want to sit between you and Edward!" She said and I saw the tears in her eyes. I started to panic.
"She's about to cry! She is going to cry!" I said and didn't know where to look. "Natalia! Don't cry. You know we all love you and we do this for you, right?" She nodded and looked at Esme and Carlisle.
"But I still want to sit next to you!" She whined and I hid my face in my hands.
"I don't know what to do." I mumbled over and over again.
"Ah Bella?" Edward said and I looked at him. He was... amused? I looked at Carlisle and Esme whose faces didn't lookdifferent. Esme stroked my arm.
"Bella if she wants to sit between you and Edward that is no problem. I am not sad about it. That's ok!" She said and I felt how I blushed.
"Just relax. This will be ok." Carlisle said and turned around to the door. Before I know what happened Edward was standing behind Natalia and I was standing in front of Esme. One moment... this is NOT how I planed to sit.
But at this point the huge portal opened and flash lights came from everywhere. It was like a lightning storm- just without the thunder... The flash lights blinded me and I had trouble to follow Esme. Natalia took my hand and together we got up the stairs to the long desk where we were going to sit.
I sat down and took a deep breath I noticed Eliza in the background who pointed at her mouth and smiled. Right. I had to look happy, too.
Carlisle said some words about the whole situation and than allowed the press to ask questions. It seemed like 500 hands raised at the same time. Carlisle pointed at one reporter and all the other hands disappeared and the reporter got up.
"Michal Davis, New York Times, And my question is for the charming young lady next to the first lady." The reporter said and smiled. I swallowed hard when I noticed that he was definitely NOT talking about Carlisle and gave the reporter a smile.
"Shoot." I said and Edward who had just taken a zip of water coughed in his glass and Natalia started laughing- really loud. I blushed and had dificulties keeping my smile.
"What's your name?" The reporter said and I was relieved.
"Isabella Swan." I answered and the reporter nodded.
"How old are you?" He asked.
"17 but I'm going to turn 18 in September." I answered and was confused because I thought every reporter could just ask one question and had to sit down afterwards.
"And why are you here?" He asked and I wondered why no one of the other reporters was mad because they missed their chance to talk to the president. I looked around and saw all the reporters wait for my answer.
"Ahm... I am here for an exchange year... well actually just 6 months." I said and saw ALL the reporter write down what I said. I gave Edward a questioning look but he just shrugged his shoulders.
"What happened that night in the rain?" The guy asked and I froze on the spot. Was he really talking about the one time we undressed in the rain... yeah not my best hour.
"Thank you Mr. Davis, that should be enough for now." Carlisle said and 500 hands raised again. Carlisle pointed to another guy and he got up.
"Alex Doyle, Washington Post. I have a question for Miss Swan." He said and looked at me. My heart stopped. Those guys were like sharks.
"Did you know Mr. Edward Masen before?" He asked and I was relieved. That question was easy.
"No." I answered and smiled.
"Did you have feelings for him from the beginning?" He asked.
"WHAT?" I yelled in shock.
"Thank you Mr. Doyle." Carlisle said and at this moment I felt Natalia take my hand. I looked at her and she pulled me down to her so that she could whisper in my ear.
"Edward told me to tell you that he is really sorry and that he would like to take your hand right now but because he can't." She said and took a deep breath. "He told me to take yours while he is holding my other one."
I looked over to her right hand and saw Edward holding it. I looked up at him and he gave me an almost not noticible wink. I smiled and squeezed Natalia's hand.
"Give that to Edward." I said and faced the hungry sharks again.
"Daniel Mitchel, USA Today. Isabella, did you and Edward ever kiss?" He asked and I blushed. What was going on.
"Next question." Carlisle said and I could feel how angry he was.
"Nina Lemas, Cosmopolitain. Isabella, I am working on an article that is called: Ten things I love about Edward Masen can you tell me how hot exactly his body is? In as much details as possible?" She asked and I didn't even blush anymore- this was crazy! Edward gave me a short look from the side. I didn't turn to him but I saw it out of the corner of my eye. I looked down on my hands when Natalia suddenly squeezed my hand twice. I gave her a surprised look and she pointed her head to Edward. He gave me a quick smile and turned around again. I took a deep breath. I was not alone I had a whole family that was standing behind me.
Carlisle got up.
"Does anyone here has a question that is NOT for Isabella?" He asked and tried to hide his anger. One hand raised and Carlisle gave the man a nod and sat back down. The man got up.
"Tom Cook, California Sunset. Mr. Edward Masen, when did you realize that you have feelings for Miss Swan?" He asked and I looked over to Edward.
"Next question!" Carlisle said but Edward lifted his hand.
"I can answer this one." Edward said and all the reporter raised their heads. "It's pretty easy. I had feelings for Bella since I saw her the first time." A thousand flashlights blinded me again. But I didn't care. Did Edward just tell the whole world that he has feelings for me? I gave him a surprised look but he didn't turn around to look at me.
"Could I please end this?" Edward asked and everything got quiet. He got up and leaned his hands on the table. "Yes, at the beginning I had feelings for her, too. I felt sorry because she was so far away from home. We got good along from the beginning. So we were friends from the first day on." He said. What? Was he REALLY laying?
"So, if you ask me if I have feelings for Miss Swan- yes, yes I do. I like her as a friend- or as the annoying sister I never had." He said and smiled. "But this fact changed last night. Because now this sweet girl with those pretty, little, blond locks next to me is my new sister AND the reason for this press conference. So don't think I am root or anything but does anyone want to ask a question about this little princess here or is this the end of this conference?" He asked and stared the reporter down. A couple of hands raised and Edward sat back down. I stared at him because I was so confused and on the other hand I didn't know WHY I was confused which confused me even more! He turned his head and gave me a slight smile- a weird smile. It looked apologizing, filled with regret, comforting, and content. I smiled back and turned around.
The rest of the press conference was like Edward said: boring and over before you realize it. I sighed when I was back on the second floor together with Natalia and Edward.
"I am glad that is over." Edward said and I nodded in silence. For some reason it was suddenly weird to walk next to him... I tensed so bad and had the feeling I had to behave differently than I was.
"Bella? Are you going with us?" Natalia asked and I looked at her in confusion.
"Sorry... where are we going?" I asked.
"Edward is going out with us! We want to celebrate that we are all siblings now!" Natalia said and jumped up and down.
"Yeah... ciblings." I mumbled and felt Edward stare at me.
"So... are you coming?" Edward asked and for some reason I couldn't even look at him.
"Ahm... no... I am really tired... it was a long day. I think I am going to sleep." I said and opened my bedroom door.
"Bella! Please! You are my new sister!" Natalia begged. I gave her a smile.
"Another time ok?" I said and she nodded in disappointment.
"Let's go." Edward mumbled and pulled her with him to the elevator.
"What's wrong with Bella she looked so sad." Natalia whispered. "Isn't she glad I am her sister?"
"No, no. She loves you as your sister... she just doesn't love her new brother."
It was in the middle of the night when I felt someone stroke my cheeks. I sat up in shock and looked around but it was too dark to see anything.
"Bella?" A childish voice whispered. Natalia. I fell back and sighed.
"Yes honey?" I asked and took her hand in mine. Tomorrow- or maybe today- was Monday and I would have to go to school... I really needed my sleep. But I still wasn't mad at Natalia for waking me.
"Do you hate me?" She asked and I opened my eyes.
"No sweety. Why do you think I hate you?" I asked her and kissed her hand.
"I don't know. You didn't come with us to eat some ice cream and I just thought you don't like me." She said.
"Oh... no Talia! That's not why! Come lay down with me!" I said and she laid down on my shoulder. "I love you Talia. You are a my FAVORITE little sister in the whole wide world. And that I wasn't there today is because of something between Edward and me... it doesn't have anything to do with you!"
I waited for a respond but she didn't say anything.
"Talia?" I asked and heard a little snore. I smiled and kissed her forehead.
I'm not gonna write a lot down here I just wanted to tell you guys that I put Bella's dress fron the banquet and something else I spontaneously forgot in my profile!!
Love you guys!