Bad Human! Sit!
OK... after an hour and a half of "America's Most Deadly Bear Attacks" I'd had enough. I had cramp in my leg and a stiff neck and I was sick and tired of sitting still. "Emmett can I at least stand up and have a stretch? My leg is killing me."
He smiled. "I thought you wanted to watch television? Well if you've had enough you could always go to sleep, I'm sure a little nap would cure your discomfort." He had been doing this the whole time. Every time I tried to move he would tell me to be still, when I protested he said I could always 'go to sleep!' and that I could 'move all I wanted in my dreams'.
"I'm not tired." I persisted.
"If you insist."
"Please?" I begged.
He shook his head and laughed. "Humans are so cute when they're frustrated."
"Look." I said in exasperation. "Can you please just let me stay up until Edward gets home? I'll sleep better knowing he's here. That he is safe. That I'm safe." I reasoned.
I could tell I had stretched Emmett's patience to breaking poin, that was the idea, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the aftermath.
"No you will sit! I am your elder brother and I take pride in looking after my family and that includes you my beautiful little sister. If Carlisle says you should stay off your feet then I will see you sit down stay off your feet dammit!"
Emmett looked down at me for the first time since Carlisle returned to his study. "Where is Jasper when you need him? If he was here I would have set him on you by now, he'd have had you knocked out and sleeping in the blink on an eye and you wouldn't even have time to remember Edward was gone. So where is he when you need him eh? Let me think for a minute."
He paused and stroked his chin thoughtfully. "Oh, yeah! That's right!" He called sarcastically. "If that idiot em-path hadn't tried to kill you, Edward wouldn't have had to leave in the first place and you wouldn't be staring at me with those dark patches under your eyes that make you look worse than a newborn tied up in a blood bank!" Emmett shouted loudly.
I was to shocked by his sudden outburst to say any thing but luckily I didn't have to because Carlisle had suddenly appeared from behind Emmett.
He spoke with barely restrained calm. "Emmett come to my study immediately please. Leave poor Bella alone, she knows she isn't allowed to walk on that leg for a few days, don't you sweetheart?" He said, his golden eyes staring at me intently.
"I won't move." I whispered. Shocked.
"Pfft, awkward." I heard Emmett grumble as he followed Carlisle back up the long winding staircase.
END CHAPTER SIX