Finally, this is up. My butt hurts but its worth it. I think. I hope you like it =) I've changed the title of this story because I think the old one didn't quite fit. I just put it up as a temporary one until I thought of one and I'm still not sure if this new one will stay (the plot has changed so much it's almost 100% different now). If you have any suggestions of what the title should be, let me know!
Lucky Or Not?
It was strangely calming to watch her sleep. She just looks so peaceful. I stood and covered her with a spare blanket I took from the guest room, wondering all the while what she was dreaming about. She frowned and smiled and even pouted in her sleep. It was sweet yet hilarious at the same time.
"Edward...Edward," a muffled murmur caught my attention. I turned around, expecting to see my mother home, but there was nobody there.
Bella grabbed my hand and pulled me down next to her. I turned back to her and watched with amazement when her lips formed my name. She was saying my name. Unconsciously. She said it like it was the most beautiful thing in the world. It brought a smile to my face.
I sat down on the floor beside her without letting go of her hand and before I realize it, I started stroking her hair, running my fingers through her hair and caressing her face. I ran a finger lightly across her cheek and down her jaw line. She stirred a little and I withdrew, my heart beating wildly in my chest.
My brow creased with frustration and I turned away. I clenched my fists and imagined steel chains holding them to my sides. I had no permission to touch her, but I couldn't resist. It was as if some force is pulling me towards her and I am not putting up any resistance.
"Edward…" she pouted. I immediately offered my hand. This time she pulled it close to her and held it to her face. I could feel her lips moving against the palm of my hand.
Her actions broke through the seal of my chains. I freed my other hand and continued where I left off. Her skin was smooth to touch. I marveled at the beauty of her face. She looked like an angel and it took my breath away. I closed my eyes and savoured the moment.
It took me by surprise when she suddenly woke. "Edward?" she said groggily. She smiled when she saw my hand in hers. "What time is it?"
"Umm…" I glanced at my watch. It was hard to concentrate when she was tracing patterns at the back of my hand. "Almost six, why?
"WHAT???" Bella shrieked. She pulled my wrist to her and twisted my arm to get a better view of my watch. Her eyes bulged and she started breathing heavily, her chest rising and falling rapidly. "I'm supposed to be there at eight and Seattle is two hours away!" I swore silently under my breath.
Bella looks down at herself. "I'm not dressed yet," she says and turns towards me. "Holy shit, I'm not dressed yet!" She lets go of my hand abruptly and rushes upstairs. Moments later she shouts down, "Edward, where's my bag?"
"Edward! What are you doing standing there? Help me!" I watch in amazement as she rushes up and down the stairs, searching everywhere for her it. "Bella?" I called out to her. "It's right here." I held it up.
She rushes down again and snatches her bag out of my hands. "You–hurry up and get dressed." She disappears again before I can answer her. Minutes later she emerged in a form-fitting leotard and I couldn't help but gawk at her perfect figure.
"I thought I told you to get dressed!" Her eyes were wide with exasperation and I fingered my shirt incredulously. "What's wrong with this?"
She thrusts her unzipped bag into my hands and goes up the stairs, leaving me in a state of confusion. "Will it kill you to wear something a bit more formal?"
"Wait here. I'll go find you something," She ran upstairs.
Where the hell is she going? I stretched my neck to look, but I couldn't see her. "Bella?"
"Wait here. I'll go find you something." My eyes widened immensely. She couldn't possibly mean–
"Bella! You can't go in there!" Damn.
I cringed as I recalled the awful sight of my bedroom and mentally cursed myself. During the few days that I had stayed here, I hadn't cleaned-up, not once. I didn't see any reason to, I hardly even spend time there.
There was unfinished pizza on the table, crumpled music sheets on the floor and dirty laundry practically clinging to every available surface. The room looked as if it ad been hit by an atomic bomb. It even smelled that way.
I tried to go after her, but my foot caught on the edge of the carpet and I fell face first on the carpet with Bella's bag still in my hands. Her clothes spilled out of it and all over the floor.
I groaned and rolled onto my back. My head hurt where it hit the floor.
"Edward?" I tried to open my eyes but my vision clouded and my head lolled back on the floor. Someone attempted to pull me up.
"Bella," I mumbled. "Don't go in there–"
"What are you talking about? Emmett, get him on the couch." My brow creased. Emmett? And that sounded like…Esme!
Immediately, I sat upright and cracked my head against Emmett's abnormally hard one. "Ahhh!! Jesus Christ!" I lay back down on the floor. "What the heck are you doing here, Emmett?"
"Laughing at you," he said with an amused smirk, helping me up. "But the better question is: What the heck were you doing here, bro? And with whom?" His booming laughter once again filled the room.
"What?" I frowned and massaged the swelling bump on my head. This was getting too confusing.
"Yes, Edward. What were you doing here?" I turned to look at Esme who shook her head and tried to suppress her laughter. Both of them were staring very pointedly at the floor and I followed their gaze.
"Shit," I bent down and started picking up Bella's clothes and umm…other personal belongings. The heat on my cheeks was starting to rise and I turned my head to avoid them noticing. "Look, it's not what you think–
"I'm home!" Oh no, Jasper. I quickened my pace, so hopefully–
"Hello! What's this?" Reluctantly, I looked up and dangling from Jasper's finger was Bella's bra.
"Give me that!" I snapped and grabbed it. I blushed furiously and regretted being born with brothers for the first time in my life. Perfect timing, as always. I stuffed her things into the bag and braced myself for the oncoming attack.
At that moment, Bella chose to appear...
"Here, wear this, it's the only thing that is decent in your closet, and you really should clean your room, you're worst than…" Her voice trails off. Her eyes traveled back and forth from Emmett and Jasper to Esme to me.
"Umm...Hello," she said softly and turned to me with an expression of utter confusion.
Emmett's eyebrows went up…way up. "She's still here?" he sniggered.
"Who are they?" Bella mouthed.
I shook my head and sighed. Esme, Emmett and Jasper would be too happy to explain.
"I'm Esme, and this is Emmett and Jasper. It's nice to meet you."
"Nice to meet you too. My name's Bella Swan." She shook hands with each of them.
I took the clothing bag and left before any of them could launch a full-on interrogation.
The suit Bella had picked out was brand-new. It was something that Esme had bought for me in anticipation for events like this, but unless Emmett got married, I never thought I would ever wear it. I pulled it on and surprisingly it wasn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be.
I went back to the living room and to my surprise Bella was chatting with them with ease as if they'd known each other for years.
I cleared my throat loudly to catch her attention and pointed at my watch.
"Oh, right!" She stands up. "I have to go somewhere. It's really nice talking to all of you."
"Where are you going?" Esme said, standing up. She was certainly not finished with her. "Edward, where are you going dressed like that?" She asked innocently.
I sighed. "We're in a hurry and it's a long story."
"We have time." Jasper leaned back and rested his feet on the coffee table, earning a smack on the back of the head from Esme.
I gave in and attempted to explain everthing as fast as I could. "BellahasarecitaltonightinSeattlebutherpianistissicksoI'mgoingtoplayforherandnowshe'srunninglatebecauseofmeandwereallyreallyhavetogonoworwewon'tmakeitintime." I finished in just one breath.
"Right." She started to pull me towards the door. "Charlie's probably wondering where I am, so I guess I'd better get going."
"We can take you." I shot a pleading look at Esme, silently begging her not to go on. "It's been such a long time since I've been to one." And was once again, ignored.
"That's not necessary." I poked Bella in the back and urged her to keep walking.
"Yeah," Bella backed me up. "I need to pick up a friend, anyway, so I don't think we'll fit."
"Oh, that's not a problem." Emmett grinned widely. "My car's pretty big."
"And we can squeeze," added Jasper. I shot him a cold stare.
Esme nodded. I narrowed my eyes at them. They were clearly joying this.
I looked at Bella and she shrugged. "I don't see why not. I'll call Alice."
Still bitter, I helped Be Emmett's jeep and turned back to face them.
"Is torturing me that fun?" I demanded.
"Yes," Jasper said. He doubled over with laughter when I punched him on the shoulder. "But I do admit, you are quick. How long have we been here?" I glared and held up a fist at him as a warning.
"Not even a week," Esme clarified. "I like her," Esme said more seriously as her motherly instincts kick in. "She seems to be a nice girl."
"Lucky finding a girl in a place like this," Emmett chuckled.
"You're right," I smiled at them for the first time that evening. "I am lucky."
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