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I had tried to avoid James with every fiber of my being after he stormed into Edward's room that one afternoon. It was awkward for me to face him after he saw us in that delicate position. Granted we were not actually having sex, but we were still in an intimate position and he ruined that. Edward was beyond fed up with him and Victoria. And even begged his parents to send them back to Italy. But apparently one of the main reasons they came here was that James needed to stay out of trouble and they thought being around Edward would make that happen. I guess in a sense it had, as far as we all knew.
The weekend was rapidly approaching and all I cared about was Emmett & Rose coming to visit. They had been so busy with school as of lately it was hard for them to get a moment peace. They had originally wanted us to go up there but Rose's parents really wanted to see her, so they decided to come home instead.
I was just glad I was going to be able to see my brother for the first time in almost two months. Alice always tells me she doesn't understand how I do it. I just told her I did it for so many years when I lived with my mom and Emmett lived here. Now if it was Edward I had to be this far away from that would be a completely different story. And I knew Alice was going through that right now with being away from Jasper. I thought it was cute that he called her every night no matter if he was tired or not.
Edward and I were in my room attempting to do this dumb English assignment. Which in fact wasn't all that dumb, but I really had no attention span at all. We had to pick a poem by Edgar Allan Poe and read it out in class and then discuss what we thought it was about. I had yet to pick the one I wanted to do, "This is terrible" I groaned as I tossed the book onto my bed and fell back against the pillows, "I can't find one I like"
"Really?" Edward cocked his head to the side and looked down at the book in his own hands, "There's a lot of good ones"
I groaned and pushed myself up so I was leaning against my headboard, "And which one are you doing?"
He shrugged, "Maybe Annabel Lee, my mom use to read it to Alice and I a lot when we were little"
"Your mom use to read you Edgar Allan Poe?"
"Yeah?" he looked at me confused, "it's not like she was reading me Stephen King books or anything. I didn't understand the damn poem when I was little I just thought it was sweet"
"This one time when I came to visit I was little I don't remember my exact age but Charlie had Emmett and I watch Pet Sementary with him. I wouldn't leave the house the entire trip. I was so afraid that little boy was going to come and slit my ankle. Seriously who lets their kids watch that!?"
"Your dad" he chuckled and leaned back next to me, "Why don't you do Lenore.. Or I can do Lenore and you can do Annabel Lee.. I have a huge feeling half the class is going to do the Raven so I'm going to stay away from that one"
"Hey I have an idea" I said confident. Edward furrowed his eyebrows and just waited for me to continue, "How about…" I grabbed the book from his hand and closed it and placed it on my nightstand, "We don't do schoolwork and have some fun"
"What type of fun?"
"Oh I don't know.." I shrugged. I knew what type of fun I wanted to have, but I wasn't sure if that was going to be possible. We had started to notice Charlie's sudden appearances when he should be at work. He would say he was stopping by to get something, or check if we had enough milk. We all knew it was to check if Edward and I were doing exactly what I told him. Nothing. Not having sex. "Why don't we…. Go bake cookies at your house?"
"Cookies? You want to bake cookies?" He shook his head and just chuckled, "I seriously thought you were going to say something else"
"Oh really?" I tried to conceal my smirk, "And what in the world did you think I was going to say?"
"Oh it's not important" he grinned, leaning over to capture my lips in a chaste kiss, "You sure you want to bake at my house, I mean James and Victoria are there"
I sighed, "I know, but I want to see Alice and your mom"
He just nodded and stood up, "Very well then, let us go buy some cookie dough" he held his hand out for me and I graciously took it.
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After spending forever at the market trying to decide on what type of cookies I wanted to bake, I finally decided on 4 different kinds. Oh I knew it was going to be a lot of cookies, but I hadn't really been able to do any type of cooking in a while. I mean once in a blue moon, but Anna really enjoyed doing it and I didn't want to ruin it for her.
When we got to the house and told Alice the plan she was beyond ecstatic. I knew she wasn't big on baking or really cooking in general. Sure she did it around the holidays when she helped out Esme but that was really it. But no she wanted to bake more than anything, and she even kicked Edward out of the kitchen so we could have some quality girl time. Of course he tried to protest since he was in the initial baking plan, but Alice did not care.
So there we were mixing up the second batch of cookies talking aimlessly about the most random things. And it made me realize that moving to Forks last year was the best thing I could have ever done. I had made the best friends someone could ask for, even though three of them had gone off to college and I missed them dreadfully. I had the world's greatest boyfriend. And even though we had our problems we found a way to over come them.
"Seriously.." Alice began to say from her spot on top of the counter, "I have it in the right mind to go there and kick this girl's ass. He told her numerous times he had a girlfriend that he was head over heels in love with and had no intentions of breaking up with and she still continued to flirt and try to give him her number"
"Oh god" I shook my head as Alice told me this story about a girl in one of Jasper's classes who would not back off, "He must be really annoyed"
"Oh he is. He wants to come home for Thanksgiving but he doesn't know if he can" she sighed sadly, "hopefully he can I miss him too much!"
"I know sweetie, but even if he doesn't come home for Thanksgiving, Christmas will be here sooner than you realize"
"Yeah I know," she let out a small sigh, "Are you staying in Forks for Thanksgiving or going to Jacksonville?"
"You know.." I stopped mixing and looked up at her, "I have no idea. We all switched off on holidays, but it was a lot easier when my mom and Phil lived in Phoenix and a lot cheaper. I mean last year we did Christmas with them so I don't know.. I guess I should find that out soon"
"You should! Because I need to know" she smirked, "So we can go shopping!"
I groaned and shook my head, "Alice do you ever think you will not enjoy shopping?"
She titled her head to the side and just stared at me, "um no?"
"Hello ladies!" we both turned to see James entering the kitchen. He was slipping a shirt over his head and had a sickening smirk on his face. "Like what you see Bella?" he gave me a wink as he patted his belly.
"Yeah no.." I rolled my eyes and turned back to the cookie mix.
"You sure?" I could feel him coming closer to me, "Because I have to admit that I definitely liked what I saw when I came into Edward's room that day.."
Before I had the chance to even say anything to he slapped my ass and gave it a little squeeze causing my eyes to bug out of my head, "What the-"
"James!" Alice glared at him.
"What!? You know Bella wants me. I mean how pleasurable can Edward actually be. He's such a stiff ass"
I turned on my heel and smacked James right across the face, "You are disgusting do you know that"
He didn't get angry though, but instead wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me toward him. I could smell the alcohol on his breath, "Oh baby come on you, just admit it.. You want me and I want you"
"James get off of her!" Alice jumped down off the counter and started to tug on her arm, "Now!"
"You are drunk!" I said trying to push him away, but apparently it wasn't any use. He was bigger and stronger than me.
"James get the fuck off of her!" Alice yelled again, but this time he let go and turned to grab Alice by the wrist, "You know you are an annoying little thing.."
"And you are an asshole! No one wants you here"
"That's not true.."
"It is" I chimed in still pretty shaken up about what just happened, "You're here so you won't get into trouble but apparently you just ooze trouble"
He let go of Alice's wrist and pushed her into the counter, "I should know better than to hang around high school kids" he walked over to Alice's purse and started to look through it.
"Hey! Get out of there!"
He pulled out her car keys and waved them in the air, "Well I'm going to get drunk"
"You are already drunk and there is no way you are going to be driving my car"
"Just watch me" he stormed right out of the house leaving us both their speechless.
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When we explained to Edward what happened he was beyond pissed and wanted to I don't exactly know what. But I knew he was going to ring James' neck or something. Alice of course was freaking out about her car and begged us to go look for it. So we climbed in the car and Edward suggested calling every bar between here and Port Angeles so we could figure out where he actually was.
After 10 minutes we finally got a hold of a bar in Port Angeles, and when Alice described James they said he was there and was already starting trouble with people in the bar. The whole drive to Port Angeles was tense. I tried to ask Edward if he was okay, but he wouldn't say anything. But from the grip on the steering wheel I had a pretty good idea how he was feeling.
By the time we got to Port Angeles it had started raining and that just didn't seem to make the situation better. But neither did when we got to the bar to find out that James had gotten into some fight with these guys and they went off somewhere. Probably getting into a huge fucking fight and that was the last thing this whole deal needed.
We walked down an alleyway in the pouring rain, all of us gripping our arms around ourselves, saying absolutely nothing. "This is pathetic. Why did he have to take my car?" Alice whined.
"Alice would you please just shut up!" Edward snapped at his sister.
"What the hell Edward, why are you getting mad at me! James was the one that was all over Bella and then hurt my wrist. See!" she held up her wrist.
"I know Ali I know! I just am not really in a good mood over what he did and you whining over your car is seriously not making this situation better at all!" he buried his hands into his pockets and glanced to his side at me, "You okay?"
I nodded, "Yeah I'm fine.. You know you could've just waited till he got home to deal with this"
He shook his head and chuckled, "No fucking way. Besides I don't want to hear it from my parents that I knew he was off getting drunk and driving Alice's car and did nothing about it--" he stopped talking when we heard yelling coming from the end of the alley. Then all of a sudden three guys came running down the alleyway looking panicked, and rather beat up. Almost as if they had gotten into a fight. And I couldn't help but get a feeling in my gut that they were talking about James.
"You stabbed him!" one yelled.
"Shut up!" the other yelled, and as they passed us we could see blood on their hands.
Edward pulled Alice and I to him and rushed us out of the alleyway. We all stopped dead in our tracks when we saw James lying on the ground, in a pool of blood.
"Oh my god" I brought my hands to cover my mouth as Edward ran over to him and turned him onto his back. he was covered in bruises and blood.
"Fucking.." Edward pulled James up and tried to examine the problem. "They fucking stabbed him.. James. James can you hear me?"
"Is he breathing?" Alice asked as the tears began to run down her face.
"I don'- I don't know…" Edward's voice cracked as the rain continued to pour down on us.
"It was those guys! It was those guys they stabbed him" Alice cried and I grabbed onto her in hopes that it would calm her down, "Oh my god, I should've taken my keys from him. I should of…."
Alice its okay. It's going to be okay" I turned and looked at Edward, "Is he okay?"
Edward turned and looked at me. His eyes full of sadness, "He--he's dead…"
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A/N: Okay so that took me forever and it wasn't even that long or good. But I hope you guys at least liked it. James was the one who was going to die. It was actually planned from the very beginning. Next chapter will the funeral and then the last few chapters and then the story is over. But don't worry as I told you there will be sequel and hopefully it will be much better than this story haha. As I said last time I wanted to try and Harry Potter story and I wrote the first chapter so try to check it out and let me know what you think. It's called Breaking Cedric so yeah. Read & review.