Here's chapter 8! Thanks again to everyone who is reading my story, and thanks to all of you who have reviewed! Your encouragement keeps me going!
And SORRY that this is so short!
I watched Bella as she left the club with Edward, and the wheels in my mind were turning. Of course I felt the need to shield Bella from any man who might hurt her, but Edward seemed so different.
From the way that Rosalie spoke about her brother, he seemed too good to be true; I'd never met any guy who fit the characteristics that Rose gave to Edward; except my Jasper, I thought to myself. If Edward was truly the man that Rosalie made him out to be, I could think of no better match for Bella.
I have to admit, seeing Bella walking with Edward, hand in hand, made me want to jump up and down; shouting for joy. I wanted Bella to be careful though, she had just had her heart broken yesterday! Bella isn't the type of person to rush into anything without making sure it's what is best for her, but the way she was already acting with Edward worried me a little bit. I don't know how much more her heart could take if things went bad with Edward.
On the other hand, this could be exactly what Bella needs; someone to keep her mind off Mike, and help her heal at the same time. I decided that Rose and I needed to powwow about this. Edward being her brother, and Bella being my best friend gave us both all the insight we needed to figure this out.
"Jasper!" I called to him. He looked over at me, and then excused himself from the circle of people he was talking to.
"What can I do for you my love?" Jasper was looking at me seductively, and I tried to remember what I was going to say to him.
"Don't look at me like that! I can't remember what I was going to tell you." I pouted at him, which caused him to laugh at me.
"Forgive me Alice; I promise to be on my best behavior, at least until the party is over. Now, what would you like to tell me?" I couldn't help but let my mind wander at Jasper's suggestiveness.
"Have you seen Rosalie? I really need to talk to her." Jasper rolled his eyes at me.
"You sneaky little thing, what are you plotting this time; and who's the poor soul being plotted against?" Jasper knew me too well, but I didn't have time to waste; I had to find Rose.
"All in good time Jasper; have you seen Rosalie or not?"
"I believe that she's out on the dance floor with Emmett as we speak." Thank goodness, I'm sure that Emmett wouldn't mind me stealing his lovely fiancée for a minute.
"Thank you Jasper." I got up on my tippy toes to give him a quick peck on the cheek, and I was off to find Rosalie.
Sure enough, Rosalie and Emmett were getting their groove on with quite a large circle of people surrounding them. Both of them absolutely loved being the center of attention, and I couldn't help but watch them until the song ended.
The song was finally over, and everyone clapped and cheered for the guests of honor. Rose and Emmett drank it all in; bowing and blowing kisses to all of their adoring fans. I parted my way through the crowd to get to Rosalie; I couldn't wait any longer.
"Alice, isn't my future hubby and amazing dancer?" Rosalie was making goo-goo eyes at Emmett with a silly grin plastered on her face.
She's clearly had enough to drink.
I grabbed her hand and started dragging her off the dance floor. Emmett hardly seemed to notice, because a new song had started up; and he was already dancing, oblivious to the fact that I had stolen his partner.
"Rose, we have some urgent matters to discuss." We sat down on one of the couches at the back of the club, away from prying eyes and ears.
"Do tell Alice; you know how much I love scheming with you." I was praying that intoxicated Rosalie would make it through my plan; I needed her firing on all cylinders.
"I'm glad you feel that way Rose, because this particular plan is going to require a great deal of work on our part." Rosalie was looking at me with a wicked glint in her eye, ready to participate in whatever scheme I laid out for her.
"I enlisted your help specifically, because we are dealing with a certain best friend of mine, and a certain brother of yours." Understand lit Rosalie's featured, and she broke out in a huge grin.
"Alice you devious little pixie. I'll gladly help you take on said brother and best friend. Heaven knows Edward's in dire need of a girlfriend." Rosalie was in, and between the two of us; my plan couldn't fail.
"Here's the thing Rose; Bella just got her heart stomped on yesterday so we need to proceed with caution. She won't be ready to jump into a new relationship just yet, but I think your brother is exactly the guy she needs to move on from her recent heartbreak." Rosalie's eyes softened and she nodded at me. We girls have to stick together when it comes to lousy men.
"Alice, I think you're exactly right. You should have seen Edward yesterday when we picked him up from the airport. All my mom did was ask him about his flight, and he couldn't keep the stupid grin off his face. I think Bella is just the girl to break down his carefully cultivated walls put in place to keep any girl out. He thinks he's better off alone."
"I'm so happy to hear you feel the same Rose, and now we can get started. Let me tell you what I was thinking…" I proceeded to tell Rosalie my ideas of bringing Edward and Bella together.
I was thrilled to learn that Edward had already invited Bella to attend all the wedding events with him; that was one less thing I would have to worry about. By the time this month was over, Bella was going to be saying 'Mike who?'.
Now, off to find my man. There was no way Jasper was going to get away with his seductive behavior earlier. Bella or no Bella in our house, he was in for a treat tonight.
Alright, I know that this was really short, but I wanted to get it out before Breaking Dawn. Also, forgive me for the next couple weeks if my updates don't come regularly; my little family is moving out of state, and I'm going to be busy with that. If any of you lovelies are in Iowa, I'm coming to your great state!
Let me know what you think!!