Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters in the story although I want to :(
AN: This is a Christmas Fic. I don't think I see a similar story around so if there is indeed one around, please let me know. So I hope you guys enjoy this.
Chapter 1: A Random Idea!
It was raining again, as usual. My window is shut tight to keep the rain out, Charlie was working late again at the station and here I am, lying on my bed reading Wuthering Heights. With a sigh, I stood up and walked over to the calendar hanging on the wall next to my door. It's the eighteenth of December today. This can only mean one thing, there is only one more week to Christmas.
Usually, I wouldn't be home at all if Charlie was working late at the station. I would be with Edward out somewhere doing something. Or maybe I would be with Alice shopping… that thought made me cringe. All thanks to Alice, my Christmas shopping was done two months before Christmas. Every single gift I have gotten was all wrapped up nicely with huge pretty big ribbons on them and nicely signed gift cards. They are all placed in a dark corner in my cupboard in huge plastic bags, two months prior to Christmas.
I huffed in frustration as I threw myself flat on my bed. Today was a bad day. Not only was I alone at home, but Edward wasn't here with me. I was supposed to spend the day with Edward alone today. No Charlie to worry about, no need to rush home to prepare dinner. Just yesterday, we had made plans to go to out meadow for the day and just enjoy it in each other presence. But it all changed when I woke up to a note on my pillow and a text message from Alice. That ruined my entire day. This was the message that ruined everything…
Sent: 18 December 2008, 6.49 am
We decided to go on a spontaneous hunting trip today! I foresee that it will rain so you and Edward can't go to the meadow! Don't worry, we will be back soon in just about ... twelve hours, forty five minutes and seventeen seconds after you read this message!! Enjoy your day and remember to dress up when you leave the house with all the new clothes I just got for you!
Hugs and kisses.
That message totally dampened my mood. I was looking forward to an entire day with Edward today. I even rushed out my chores yesterday so that I could spend the entire day with him without any worries. That message just had to put a frown on my face. On the other hand, another message made me smile a little. This was the message…
Alice has pulled me of to hunt with her and the entire family. I'm sorry to leave on such a short notice. I know we have planned the day out together. I will make it up to you when I get back. Hopefully, by the time you wake I should be back. Take care of my heart for I have left it with you.
Edward is always so sweet in the letters he leaves behind for me whenever he has to go hunting. With another sigh, I pulled the covers over my head while I thought of what to do. The house is sparkling clean, laundry all done, clothes all folded, floors scrubbed, tables polished, Christmas gifts wrapped up nicely, all the Christmas cards decorated and written out, placed in their envelopes with stamps stuck onto them address written out nicely. There is nothing left for me to do! I plugged in my ipod and put it on shuffle. The first song that popped up was a Christmas song ironically. As the song proceeded, I started singing along to.
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out, who's naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry.
Better not pout, I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
When the song ended, I started laughing to myself. It's been a long while since I sang to a Christmas song or even listen to one. Ever since I moved in with Charlie, my Christmas was spent just cooking Christmas dinner for him. We don't play any Christmas carols around here at all. The last time I played any carols was when Renée decided that we needed to have a Christmas bonding session just mother and daughter because she watched a television program on how kids love to sing Christmas carols with their parents. But that was many years ago.
All of a sudden, I got an idea. Weird as it was, it was still an idea to soothe my bored mind. I immediately jumped up and ran to my table. Of course, within this short distance to my table, I just had to trip over my own feet and fall flat on my face. Luckily, no one was in the room to witness my embarrassing moment. Although if Edward was here, I'm sure he would have caught me, then we can… Stop it Bella! I chided myself. It hurts so much when I think of him away from me. It just makes me sadder that he has to go hunting although I know it's inevitable and that it is taking a toll on his self control when he tries to resist his blood lust just to spend time with me.
With a sigh, I sat down at my table side and pulled out a pen and paper and started writing.
As I wrote, I got so involved in it that I didn't take notice of the time. After I finish writing and placed my pen down, my phone that was sitting beside me vibrated warning me of an incoming message. I jumped in my seat shocked in shock as I grabbed my phone and flipped it open to read the message. I saw that it was from Alice. This was what it wrote...
Sent: 18 December 2008, 7.34 pm
You can have him back! He is so grumpy! I wonder how you can stand him, or how he is so not grumpy next to you! He keeps on complaining about how Jazzy and I take a long time to hunt. He is gonna arrive soon so you might want to change. He is gonna appear in five, four, three, two, one. Now turn, he is here!
At this, the window snapped open causing the cold winds and the rain to enter the room. I shivered as I shoved whatever I have been writing under my book before turning to smile at my personal Greek god who just climbed in through my window. I still couldn't get how he managed to look so perfect even though he has been hunting for the entire day. After he shut the window, he turned around and gave me that crooked smile that I loved so much.
"Bella," he breathed as he appeared at my side and pulled me into a hug. I shivered as his icy cold skin touched mine. Being in the rain for so long only caused his skin temperature to drop lower. As he moved forward to kiss me, I placed a finger on his lips halting his moment.
"Give me one human second please," I whispered as he nodded and made his way to sit on the rocking chair in the corner of my room. I quickly ran to my cupboard and grabbed my clothes before turning around and face him.
"Stay," I told him before turning around and disappearing out of the door to the bathroom to change. Since Edward was out hunting today instead of spending time with me, I decided to stay in my sweats that Alice always frowns upon saying that they were not flattering on me. But nevertheless, they are comfortable on a cold wet day like this. I hurriedly ran to the bathroom and stripped of my clothes turning on the hot water to give myself a rinse off. Then I pulled a pair of old jeans and a blue long sleeve shirt that I know Edward likes a lot. After that, I threw my clothes in the hamper and ran back to my room. When I entered it, I saw Edward sitting in the rocking chair in exactly the position I had left him before. He gave me a smile before taking me in his arms giving me a kiss on my forehead asking me about my day.
This is the reason why I loved Edward so much. He is always so caring. Every time he has to leave to hunt, he leaves a small note for me. Every time he returns from his hunt, he would hold me in his arms telling me how much he loved me and telling me every single detail of his hunt. I could never ask for a better boyfriend than Edward. All the other guys pale in comparison to him.
As I looked up and smiled at him, I caught a glimpse of a knowing and a smug look in his eyes before he leaned forward and placed a gentle kiss on my lips.
"You are going to have the best Christmas ever this year." He said before kissing me one more time on my lips. Hmm, I wonder what that was about. Not that I'm complaining.
What is that look in Edward's eyes about?
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