Disclaimer: I do not own the Twilight series, nor do I own the Twilight characters. The character Bree is property of BreannaSageCullen, I just made her genre jazz and made her the mother of Taylor. Ayden as well as his friends and family, including Taylor, are all mine. :D
AN: Cabtwilighter wanted to know what Bella and Taylor were whispering about and so she convinced me to do a chapter is Taylor's point of view. This chapter is the same day as chapter 23 just in Taylor's point of view.
"Taylor, it's time to get up. You have to get ready for school." My mother was shaking my shoulder to get me up, but I did not want to go to school.
"Taylor isn't here; you have the wrong room, why don't you try the door down the hall?"
"Taylor, I don't have time for it this morning, get up now and if I have to come back in here to wake you up again, you aren't going to like it."
"Fine," I rolled over to face her, "but let the record show that I didn't want to go to school today." Ayden is not there.
"Noted, now go to take your shower."
I sighed and got out of bed and grabbed my robe before heading to the bathroom to take my shower.
Once I got back to my room, I turned on my television so I could watch while I got dressed. This is usually why it takes me so long to get dressed, especially when having a school uniform does not really allow for a variety. Out of my wonderful uniform choices, I chose a green polo, khaki shorts, khaki socks, and some Converse that were the same green as my polo. I accessorized with my emerald earrings, that are usually in my ears anyway, a Tinker Bell watch, to go with the green, and a green and white scrunchie, in case I decided to put my hair up. I looked good. I sighed, what is the point? Ayden will not be there so I am going to be cranky all day anyway. Knowing I look good will not make me happy when the person I want to see me the most will not be there. Aw hell, I am depressed again.
I grabbed my hairbrush off the bathroom counter before going downstairs for breakfast. Mom had made me a ham and cheese omelet, so I sat in my chair and began eating while she brushed my hair.
"How was school Sweetie," my Mom asked once I got into the car.
"Okay," school was terrible.
"Would your day be better if we went to go see Ayden?"
"I guess." Yes! I get to see Ayden! If I were not next to my mother in the car, I would be doing a little dance.
"I got a call today." Uh-oh "Guess who it was from."
'Um…Mamó?" Please, do not be the school. Please do not be the school.
"No, try again."
"The library? Mom, did you forget to return a book? You know that stays with you wherever you go–"
"The school, your school to be exact; they called and said my daughter was caught fighting. I said 'No, it couldn't be Taylor'. Then they told me who the other kid was and I knew it was you. Tyler Crowley Jr.; you hit Tyler? What were you thinking?"
"I told you I didn't want to go to school today. You agreed the record would show that I had requested a one-day temporary leave of absence from school. By noting my request, you assumed full responsibility for anything that would happen at school. Therefore, you should be held accountable for what took place in Mrs. Vargas' fourth grade class. I commend you on your astounding right hook."
"Are you done?"
"Yes, I believe I've made my point."
"You are responsible for your own actions. Now let's talk about why you hit Tyler."
"He was being verbally abusive to both me and…"
"Ayden; Ayden was not even there to defend himself so I had to do something. I was only doing the work of two people. Didn't you always tell me to stick up for people who can't stick up for themselves?"
"That doesn't give you permission to hit people Taylor. I have always told you to use your words, what made today any different?"
"Simple, actions speak louder than words. I was just making sure he heard me."
"You have a justification for everything, don't you?"
"Yup," we had arrived at the hospital, so we got out of the car and made our through the parking lot.
"I take it from your appearance you were the victor?"
"TJ didn't even see it coming. I floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee."
"Alright my little boxer; I'm proud of you for defending yourself and Ayden, but I am disappointed in the way you went about it. I'll think up a nice punishment for you when we get home."
"Aw man, I knew it was too easy."
We were in the hallway in the pediatric ward and my mom was looking for a bathroom, because she wanted to go before we got to Ayden's room, when her cell phone rang. She picked up and I had a feeling it was going to be a long conversation, and I really wanted to see Ayden so I left her in the hall and looked for the door to Ayden's room.
I was so excited when I finally found Ayden's room that I just burst through the door happy to see him, "Hey Ayden!" That was when I noticed Bella and some other dude next to Ayden's bed looking at me. They probably think I'm weird now, whoops. I smiled a little and walked over to them, "Hi Bella."
"Hi Taylor, how was school?" Bella placed me on her lap and helped me settle so I was closer to Ayden.
"It was okay," I told her before I looked at Ayden again, "but it wasn't the same without you." Although, I did get to hit TJ.
Then I turned to the guy that was kneeling next to Bella and held out my hand to him, "Hi I'm Taylor. I'm a friend of Ayden's."
He smiled and shook my hand, "Hi Taylor. My name is Edward and I'm a friend of Bella's." I wonder if they were just friends.
I turned back to Bella, "He's cute," I whispered in her ear.
"He is," she said aloud.
"Do you like him?" I whispered back.
"He's really sweet." This time she whispered in my ear.
"I like his eyes." They were green, my favorite color.
"That is probably one of my favorite things about him."
"I think he likes you, because he keeps staring."
Bella giggled a little before answering, "Then I think Ayden likes you because he's staring too."
I giggled at both Bella's rhyming and what she said. I heard Ayden and Edward saying something, but at the moment I was enjoying whispering with Bella too much to care.
"Ayden is cute too, he has really pretty eyes."
"He really does. Those were the first thing I noticed when he was a baby, and whenever I used to babysit those eyes let him get away with anything."
"They still do. I can never stay mad at him; those eyes are just too pretty."
The door opened and a really obnoxious voice interrupted us from our conversation about the two cute guys next to us, "Tyler what are you still doing in here? I don't have all day."
Bella groaned a little and I stifled my giggle as the dragon woman turned to us, "Bella dear, it's so good to see you again." Liar. "Who's your friend?" She looked at Edward and started blinking rapidly; it looked weird. "My name is Lauren." She held out her hand for Edward to shake and he was very hesitant to touch it.
"I'm Edward," he said as he shook her hand once and dropped it quickly.
She started rubbing Edward's shoulder as she continued to talk to him, oblivious to his obvious disgust. "Hmm, that's a nice name, so Eddie how do you know darling Ayden over here?"
"It's Edward and actually–"
I had to cut him off; dude was taking too long, "Actually, Mrs. Crowley, Edward is Bella's boyfriend. He did not want her traveling alone." Okay, so I lied, but the message is still clear: Back off slut muffin.
Mrs. Crowley dropped her hand from his shoulder, "Humph, come on Tyler we're leaving." Success!
"But Mom, I'm almost done with this level!"
"Let's go," Mrs. Crowley stomped out of the room without so much as a second glance with TJ leaving after her. Later wimp.
Soon everyone else left and it was just the four of us left in the room.
"Taylor, where is your mom," Bella asked me.
"I'm not sure, she said she was going to the bathroom, but then she got a call so I left her in the hall and came here." I wonder what is taking her so long.
"Does she know where you are?" As soon as Bella finished her question, the door opened again and my mom walked in.
"Hi Mommy," I said as I waved.
Mom waved back before looking at Bella and Edward, "I hope she isn't bothering you."
"Of course not, you have a wonderful little girl," Bella said quickly.
"A perfect angel," Edward added. Damn straight.
Bella slid me off her lap, as she and Edward stood up to introduce themselves to my mom.
I moved the chair closer to Ayden's bed and climbed back on just before my mother turned to me, "Don't leave this room."
"Okey Dokey lemon pokey," honestly where would I go?
Bella opened her mouth to say something, but Ayden cut her off, "Are you really going to tell me that?"
"Right, be good Munchkin."
The three adults left the room, and it was just me and Ayden left – wait, that is not proper grammar…Ayden and I…now that's proper grammar.
"What do we do now?" I looked at Ayden as he leaned back against the pillows and stared at the ceiling. What indeed, I thought.
"Um I guess we could watch television." Ayden brought his head down to face me, "Hey Mister, don't give me that look. It isn't like there is much you can do in a hospital."
"I know how right you are. So tell me what has been happening while I've been here being…"
"Pampered and annoyed," I said teasingly.
"Well…yeah, so about school?"
I climbed up onto Ayden's hospital bed as I answered him, "Nothing much besides me punching TJ. I already said it wasn't the same without you."
"I'm sorry it was boring, wait…you punched TJ?" Oops.
"Maybe," I said quietly as I reclined next to him.
"I know you don't like TJ, but you've never hit him before. What was so different about today?"
"Nothing," I really did not want to tell him about what TJ said.
"Are you ever going to tell me?"
"Probably not," that would require me telling you that I like you.
"I wonder why TJ didn't say anything today…"
Probably because I threatened that I would break a few bones if he ever repeated what he said. "He probably doesn't want anyone to know that he was beaten up by a girl."
"Can we just watch some television now?" I really wanted to stop talking about this.
"Fine." We started watching Shrek, and I guess I fell asleep because the last thing I remember is Shrek meeting Donkey.
AN: I got Taylor's uniform from my elementary school experience. My school was green and orange to match the University of Miami because it was named after a UM president.
The next chapter will be Bella's point of view of the hospital sleepover, which I do have an outline and have already started writing.
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I will spend the rest of today writing chapter 25, but tomorrow I have to start on a summer project for when I go back to school sometime in August.