"How did you know?" my beautiful, brave, strong Bella said from her chair.
"Ah, the little bitch, oh sorry witch, wants some dialogue." James sneered from his position next to the window. I could have killed him. But no, that would make me like... my dad.
"James." He said sternly then walked toward the door as headlights hit the windows. My phone vibrated in my pocket. See, I'm smart. I put it on silent. This whole 'Mad Scientist, Evil Villains thing' is a bit weird, but hey, I'll go with it...
I pulled my phone from my pocket and crept out of the doorway, the backlight would attract attention.
Eddikins! Jacob Black. Freaking Jacob Black,
just texted us with an address. We're on the way.
Blaze said to keep Izzy safe or he'd kill you. Followed by us.
Alice and the girls are getting ice-cream I think.
Abby's idea... don't ask. We didn't.
C U soon, Jazzikins!
I slid my phone in my pocket and crept toward the doorway again, I was just about to make my move when my father stopped mid step toward the front door and spun around.
"I guess you deserve to know." He said to Bella. MY BELLA. Every protective emotion screamed at me to get between that monster and my love. "Edward's mother was one too." At this my body stopped moving. "She was perfect. Amazing. But there was always something... something not right." My shock quickly turned to hatred, hatred to anger. Still he stepped closer to Bella and I stood there. "Edward was five when I noticed it. He was running across the road to play with his friends." He motioned out the window to the park. "A truck was coming down the road, later we found out that the trucks break line broke. His mother, knew the truck wasn't going to stop in time. I saw the whole thing. First there was a loud cracking, a crunch and then I saw Edward turn around, just as the truck spun out on its side and stopped a meter away from his little body. He looked back up the stairs at his mother, waved, winked and then ran off into the park. The truck had stopped. I was torn you see. Edward had survived. But his mother was a freak. And he knew it, accepted it, loved it even." I tried to re-call this memory, there was nothing. I couldn't remember my mother very well at all. I could only remember the bruises he caused. The pain he caused. Suddenly my feet were moving again, slowly back into the room. I had to get to Emmett, Jasper and Blaze.
My head started pounding.
"Okay, so you think she's a witch so I must be a witch. Can you hear yourself? HONESTLY! A witch? That's so... fairytale!" I was trying to keep my emotions in check, but since I'd already persuaded those stupid bouncers at the ball, I had no control over anything. And suddenly my head started pounding harder. Edward was gone.
Edward was gone. It didn't matter what happened now. He must believe his father. I'm a freak.
"It doesn't matter anymore. Do your worst." I said as I slumped lower in my chair. Jacob took a step closer and that's when we heard it...
"Mad scientist? Even that's a little too farfetched for me" Emmett said as we legged it up the street toward some house that god only knows what's going on there. I hope there's Nachos! Nachos rule!
"Jasper! We have to be quiet stop drooling so loud." Blaze slapped me upside the head.
"Sorry dude." I said, guiltily I admit, but still, I didn't mean to think about the awesomeness that is Nachos, it just sorta happened... mmmm Nachos!
"Blaze!" Emmett whined, "he's doing it again."
"Honestly how does Edward put up with you two. I feel sorry for Ali and Rosie! You guys are two year olds!"
"NUH UHH!" I said throwing my arms across my chest in a very 'non two year old' way. Emmett just poked his tongue out. We proved our point.
"Look there's the house." Blaze said pointing toward a one story debacle of a house, as Emmett and I turned, I felt a slap on the back of my head, and from Emmett's slight grunt, I knew he'd gotten one as well.
We all dove into the garden and commando rolled toward the back door. We could see the lights on in the front section of the house. I heard the back door open, and without much thought more than saving Izzy or Bella... new nickname required for her, I jumped the person leaving the house... except I missed...
(and then we heard it...)
"DAMNIT JASPER MY FOOT WAS THERE!"
"OH GET OVER IT! EMMETT!"
"EDWARD? IS THAT YOU? DUDE, THE FIGHTS THATA WAY!" clearly Blaze's voice.
"YOU IDIOTS I WAS LOOKING FOR YOU! And now they know we're here." Edward said the last part in a soft sort of whiney voice. If I could have I would have hit my hand to my forehead. But as it was, I had to keep up some of the pretences that I was tied up still. Jacob on the other hand rolled his eyes and slapped his own forehead before taking a few quick steps toward me.
"She was a witch, you are a witch, and they're a bunch of idiots. I should have killed that brat when I had the chance." My mind cleared. Edward didn't leave me. He loves me. His father is a douche. And Jacob's a good guy.
When Alice was laying on the floor, after she'd Over Dosed, and I came into save her, I'd seen not red, but purple. When I found Rosie laying in the ally way, she'd said my eyes looked funny. "Purple" she'd said, "purple, like an angel." Right now all I could see was purple. Edward Senior was a dull purple, James, standing by the door was of a similar shade. Jacob was a bright purple. And then Edward stormed through the door, surrounded by a brilliant vibrant light. The lights exploded. Shards of glass fell on top of Edward Senior and James. James flew backwards toward the wall, the baseball bat he was holding in his hand fell lifeless to the floor, and James' eyes focused on Jacob, who took up the bat and stood guard of me. I stood, I don't remember telling myself to do so, it just sort of happened. Edward Senior had this grin. This evil grin. I wanted to wipe that sick grin from his face. There was suddenly a calm presence. Edward. I sighed and let go....
I took Bella's hand, she couldn't hurt them. It wasn't her fight. She would not be blamed. Bella fell to the floor in a heap. I dropped to my knees, just then the door opened to reveal a man standing there in a white lab coat...
"We'll need... eight double scoops." I said to the girl at the counter. Her eyes got big and she looked at me, Rose and Abby. "It's not just for us." I said reassuringly. She smiled faintly and got the cones ready. "Okay, we'll need a scoop of...."
"Rainbow." Abby said.
"On all of them." Rose said.
The girl went to work. When she was done I finished our order, "and on the other side, we'll need... double... no triple chocolate mix." The girl finished our order, we paid and took our cones to the bench we usually sat in.
"So, how long do you think they'll be?" Abby asked as she stole the triple choc off Blaze's cone and replaced it with her rainbow. Her eyes got really big and she dug into her ice-cream. Rose licked daintily at her own while I ate mine quickly.
"Well, who knows. It could take ages." Rose said as she wiped the corner of her mouth with a napkin.
"Hey, this may sound like a stupid question, but has anyone called the cops?"Abby said around mouthfuls.
"I di.... wait a minute... I meant to... hm, must have forgotten." I said shrugging my shoulders.
"I love you Ali, but sometimes, guh!" Abby said as she pulled out her phone.
"NOOO I've always wanted to call the cops! Let me!" Rose suddenly jumped on Abby, stole her phone and then proceeded to place her ice-cream cone, ice-cream end down, on Abby's head. We all started laughing, and the Rose hit the 'dial' button...
Thanks to the distraction, Blaze had been able to grab my father's arms and pull them behind his back. Jasper threw Blaze the rope, and Emmett proceeded to walk toward James with the other section of rope.
My eyes never left the man in the doorway.
"You took your time!" My father said between his teeth.
"Shut up." The man in the doorway said. His voice was calm. Soft. Familiar.
"Carlisle?" Emmett, Jasper and I all said at the same time.
"Big C?" Bella muttered from the floor. O...kay... not sure where that came from...
"Hey guys." Carlisle said as he switched on a torch and pulled a new light bulb from his brief case.
"Carlisle, not to be rude or anything, but why the eff are you here?" Jasper said as he took the light bulb from Carlisle and stood on Bella's chair to replace the broken one. "I can't get it in!"
"That's what she said." Jacob said from the back of the room. We all stopped and started at him. The light came on, and revealed Jacob doing a double-thumbs up. It was quite odd really.
"Carlisle!" My father said between gritted teeth, as he struggled against his bonds to get to my... real father. Carlisle. He was my father. He was my... dad.
"Erm... Carlisle, what brings you here?" I repeated Jasper's question.
"Ah, come-on, don't I have the whole mad scientist gig goin' on?" he motioned to his white lab coat and big thick nerd glasses...
"Carlisle, never talk like that again." Bella said softly as I helped her to her feet.
"Sorry Dawg." We all groaned.
Carlisle shrugged his shoulders.
"So I see you've all already met my brother?" Carlisle said motioning toward my biological father. We all froze. Except Edward Senior and Carlisle.
"You never told him? You never told him how you stole him from me."
"He didn't need to know." Carlisle said simply. "Now he does. Edward, son, your mother was my best friend in high school. We grew up together. My brother," he motioned to my father again, "was two years above us. When he graduated he took your mother with him. Three years later, we got word they were married, and they moved here. The first time he hit her, she came to me. Esme was your mothers cousin, we tried to convince her to leave him. We tried everything, but she told us she was pregnant with you, she was so happy, she could use her... her magic again."
I looked into Bella's eyes, she was staring straight at Carlisle, my eyes went back to Carlisle again.
"She was, amazing. So strong. Just like you Bella."
"SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP!" Edward senior burst, he struggled harder, but Blaze and Jasper held him fast.
"Sorry Carlisle, I don't mean to interrupt, but..." I walked over to my 'father', brought back my right fist, he was too busy watching my hand to see my foot come up and kick him... "No biological brothers or sisters for me..." I said as I brought my fist back again and slammed it into my father's temple. He fell in a heap on the floor. It felt good. I walked back to Bella, took her in my arms, and knew, nothing, even punching that jerk in the face, would ever feel better than holding my love.
"I told you, our best friend has powers. A mad scientist is trying to kill her, all our boyfriends have gone to catch them and we're sitting in an ice-cream parlour with ice-cream on our heads." I said irritably.
"Ma'am it's a federal offence to make a false claim to the police." The man on the emergency line said shortly.
"It's not false!" I yelled. "Edward someone or other has skipped his Parole meeting, kidnapped our friend and is holding her hostage." I yelled.
"Do you have the address?" the man said.
"Finally!" I said to Alice and Abby. "I have the address right here...."
"What was she?" I asked softly.
"She was amazing. She was the coolest girl in school. The best friend anyone could have. But unlike you, she could not persuade people. She could however, make it rain. You know how, when it's raining, people feel sad? Well for your mother Edward, it was the opposite, when she was happy, it would rain. The day she came to us and told us she was pregnant, despite the bruises on her face, it was raining. Our driveway was almost flooded. The day you were born, Chicago flooded. The day you took your first step, there was a brilliant sun shower. That day she came to see us, she signed the custody of you over to us, if anything ever happened to her. The day she came to see us, she asked us to never tell you. Not until you were ready. You calmed her Edward. It's something in you. You made her happy."
"You make me calm, you make me happy." I said to Edward.
"Bella, I have a theory about that. What's your birthday?" Carlisle asked.
"It's the same day Carlisle. I checked." Edward said softly as he brushed my hair from my face. "It's the eyes that made me do it." I looked up at him confused. "The purple love, the only thing I remember of my mother now, are her purple eyes."
Just then sirens sounded outside the house. Lights were flashing, and we knew Alice, Abby and Rose would be waiting in the Ice-cream Parlour for us...
"I now pronounce you man and wife. You may finally, kiss your bride." He dipped her, he actually dipped her. It was incredible! They'd finally done it! They had tied the knot. Emmett and I wouldn't be far behind them, and Alice and Jasper were working on theirs. They walked down they isle to Hawthorne Heights – Saying Sorry. Clearly Bella's influence won out. I looked back up to the alter where a very happy couple stood. Bella, my little sister, and her man, Edward...
So Phil and Renee finally got married. They took their bloody time about it too. Edward stepped forward and offered me his hand.
"You know love, this whole wedding thing doesn't sound like such a bad idea." Edward winked at me, I still refused him. He loved it.
"No Edward, I'll not be married until I'm the ripe old age of two and twenty." He hated that I'd gotten sucked into the world of Historical Romance Novels, but still each week he'd buy me a new book.
"One day Edward, just not yet." I said winking back. He grinned his brilliant boyish grin at me, then looped his arm through mine, and led me down the aisle.
We reached the end of the aisle, said goodbye to Phil and Renee, we would be seeing them soon, at the reception. My blood red strapless dress wasn't exactly 'bike riding material', but Edward had insisted that since he was being Phil's Best man, that we take his motor bike to the wedding, after all something had to be done about all the Volvo's in the parking lot.
We arrived at the reception, Edward, Blaze, Emmett, Jasper, Jacob, Alice, Rosie, Abby and I all sat around the table laughing at... I can't even remember what...
The past year was amazing. Football and Cheerleading was a fail. We attended one game, Edward got so distracted by me in my short white skirt and red vest (I wasn't lifting the skirt all that much), stopped running, mid field, dropped the ball and tilted his head to the side. Emmett, thinking it would be funny, tackled Jasper, got sent off the field, which he didn't mind... he could see Rose better from the side line. Jasper ended up being sent off the field for cheering along with us girls, and Edward was sent off after he decked some guy on the other team, with Jacob's help, because he called me a slut. I think that's when Jacob and Edward became best friends.
The gigs at Deztiny's have picked up alot, especially since Blaze joined the band, and Jacob started managing the boys. Jessica and Wes are still together, they're in Hawaii at the moment, they had the choice of there or Alaska, Jess said something about evil penguins, and so Hawaii won. Abby and Blaze bought a place about fifteen minutes from Carlisle and Esme's, and Edward and I are planning on moving in together in just a few short weeks... which I am yet to tell Charlie about... Rose and Emmett are engaged for the Spring, and Jasper refuses to ask his 'pixie' to marry him until she grows six inches, and she refuses to wear stilettos anymore, because it's easier to jump on Jasper's back in flats... they're working on it...
Things defiantly improved after that night in Edward's childhood home. As soon as the cops got there, they arrested Edward Senior for skipping a Parole meeting, and he's been sent back to jail, with a restraining order against him if he ever does get out, James was given the option of going to Jail or moving back with his mum and dad in Texas... he chose Jail... to each their own. And Carlisle, Esme and Edward have never been closer.
Carlisle told me that night that he considered me an angel, sent from heaven by Edward's mother, to watch over him, and in turn Edward was there to protect me.
I'm not sure I believe all that, but I do know one thing... I love Edward. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't want to see him. I seek his opinion on everything, but I don't always listen to him... (he is a boy duh... girls are way smarter), I tell him that I love him every day, and in return, Edward shows me his love in more subtle ways. The simple gesture of him holding my hand, sends my world askew. My winds have never stopped. And I don't think they will.
"YO PIXIE!" Jasper yelled as he stood from the table, and made his way to the dance floor.
"What do you want now?" Alice asked as she stood ON the table, hands on hips.
"You." Jasper said simply, as he turned around, to catch the jumping Pixie. They moved off to the dance floor, with big goofy smiles on their faces. Jasper looked down at Alice's feet, she stuck out her foot, showing off a lovely seven inch black stiletto... Jasper bit his lip, and spun Alice around the floor...
Emmett and Rose were making out... once again... I don't think they'll manage to wait until spring... Emmett's... needs may need them to move the date forward by say... six months... or immediately. They moved toward the dance floor, literally wrapped up in each other...
Abby and Blaze got up and began swing dancing in the middle of the dance floor, and Edward picked my hand up, squeezed it, and brought me to the centre of the dance floor, just as Jonas Brother's Burnin' Up started playing.
"Hey, Ben Ten?" I asked as he placed his hand on the small of my back.
"Yes love?" He said as he used his other hand to turn my face upwards toward his, offering my mouth to him.
And then the wind started blowing...
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