I woke up the next morning, stiff, sore and barely able to move. Charlie poked his head in the door.
"Hey Bells, I have to go to work but I wanted to make sure you were okay first?"
"Yup, I'm good! Thanks Dad." He smiled and left the room, closing the door behind him.
I sighed and tried to roll over with little success. With a little humph I crossed my arms and sulked, unable to do anything.
The next thing I heard was a knock coming from my window. I glance over, and smiled, giving Edward the go ahead to jump in my window. He moved gracefully over to the bed, sliding his body under mine, supporting me so I could sit up ever so slightly.
"What would you like to do today my love?" Edward asked
I pondered that question for a few minutes, what did I want to do today? Wait -
"Edward shouldn't you be in school?"
"It's pretty sunny out today.. so we're skipping. Would you like to go to my house?"
I hesitated, would I like to go to a house full of vampires? No, probably that would be dangerous. I should not go to the Cullen household.
"Okay, lets go." Wait, what? Apparently my brain and my mouth aren't speaking right now.
Edward carefully lifted me out of bed, gave me a towel and slowly pushed me towards the bathroom.
"I see how it is!" I semi-yelled from behind the bathroom door, "You think I smell bad!"
I heard Edwards musical laugh from the hallway and ran the shower, smiling to myself. I stepped into the shower, letting the hot water release the tension in my muscles. I towel dried my hair and slipped into the clothes that presumedly Edward had laid out for me. With a little struggle trying to get my shirt over my head. I slowly hobbled down the stairs trying so hard not to bend my neck.
"Edward..." I started cautiously. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to know the answer
"I know you weren't surprised when my dad thanked you. How did you know?"
A smile played on Edwards face. "I can read minds."
I nodded, trying to swallow this information. CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOUUU WHOOOO!
Edward cocked his head to the side. I decided that perhaps Edward couldn't hear me.
"I can't hear you Bella, if thats what you're thinking so hard about. I can hear everyone but you." He drew the sentence out, stepping forward with each word and cupping my face with his hand. His breath was warm on my face and I could feel my legs getting weak.
"Oh," My breath released quickly, I hadn't realized I was holding it.
"Breathe Bella." Edward reminded me, another crooked grin carelessly placed on his face.
Edward led me to his silver Volvo like a true gentleman, opening the door and shutting it behind me. I took deep breathes as we got closer to the house. I know I had been to Edward's just yesterday but i didn't truly understand what was happening.
Edward glanced at me quickly, "It's going to be fine."
I nodded slowly, trying to believe him. I opened the door and stepped out of the car
"Bella!" A musical voice rang from the porch
"I'm so sorry." Edward whispered
Panic flickered across my face as I glanced up at the owner of the voice, Alice.
"Oh Bella!" She exclaimed, "I'm so pleased that you know everything! Lets go!"
"Uhm... where are we going Alice?"
"For a makeover of course!"
I mentally groaned, and glanced over at Edward, he mouthed sorry and then darted off into the woods. I eyed him carefully unsure of where he was going or why.
"He's going to hunt." Alice said cheerfully, apparently she was aware of my thoughts.
"Can you read minds too?" I whispered
Alice let out a musical laugh, "No, but I can see the future." She wiggled her eyebrows at me as we climbed the stairs.
We spent the next too hours playing dress up. Alice did my hair, make-up and made me try on at least a dozen outfits! When she was satisfied she took a step back to admire her work. Finally, Alice ushered me out of the room, down the hall to Edwards room and shoved me through the door, closing it quickly behind me. The shove was all it took to knock me off balanced and I tumbled across the room but rather than feeling the floor beating against my body I felt two strong hands slip around my waist and pull me up, away from the floor.
"Edward!" My words came out in one big breath.
"Hello love, how nice of you to drop by." He dazzled me with a crooked smile and sat me on the bed.
"I have a question..."
"Why do you have a bed if you don't sleep."
He laughed musically, "You never know who you might find to have in your room." and then he winked at me.
I seriously felt my heart skip a beat, and I know Edward heard it.
Edwards cool hand cupped my face, lifting it up to meet his. Slowly he pressed his lips to mine, and as I felt my lips mold to his moving gracefully. Eventually I ran out of breath and had to pull away for air. Panting, I glanced up at Edward. His eyes were black but a smiled played on his face.
"I love you Isabella Swan." I felt my face flush.
"I love you too." My voice was just a whisper.
Edward's smile grew.
I loud grumble made its self known. I glanced down at my stomach.
"It seems that someone is hungry. Lets get you back to your house, we don't have any food here."
I nodded and followed Edward down the stairs. I watched my step, being careful not to trip, I wouldn't want to seriously injure myself on my visit real visit to Edwards house.
Once we were back to my house I was really hungry. I decided on scrambled eggs and toast. Edward watched me cautiously from the other end of the table.
"You wanna bite?" I cocked my eyebrow at him and watched as his face screwed up.
"No thank you."
"Alright, your loss!" I chuckled at him and went back to eating
"I seriously doubt that." He muttered.
I was just finishing up my toast when I heard a knock at the door.
"Uhm I'll get erg - it" My face still full of toast.
Edward laughed and made his way out to the living room and flicked on the tv.
I smiled at Edward, watching him walk out of the room.
I turned and opened the door and felt my jaw drop, the toast slipping from my mouth.
"What are you doing here?" My voice was just a whisper. I was standing face to face with someone I never thought I'd see again.