First things first….
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I was not brilliant enough to create the characters Stephenie Meyer has given us. Therefore I do not own them and this is just for my own enjoyment and, hopefully, yours.
This is dedicated to my buddy Charley (). I started out as her beta and we have become great friends. Thanks for continuing to encourage me to write and publish my own FanFiction story. I hope this isn't a complete bomb, lol.
This is based off of the movie "Funny Face" starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire but featuring our favorite "Twilight" characters. It will not completely follow the movie but, if you've seen it, you'll definitely see the similarities. Enjoy!
Read on!!The office was in a tizzy. The new cover for the magazine was not up to Rosalie's or Alice's standards. That meant we were all in for long hours to get it redone in time for print. I understood their reasons but I couldn't help but be slightly annoyed for having to work more hours photographing Tanya. She was more interested in flirting with me or gazing at her own reflection than actually getting any work done. We were an hour into shooting when I heard Alice sigh loudly.
"What's wrong Alice?"
"I don't know, Edward. This just isn't right."
"She's right," Rosalie said. "We need something different. We want to stand out from the other fashion magazines, not blend into the background. We've been facing some tough competition these days and we really need to step it up if we are going to stay ahead of everybody else."
"I've got the perfect idea. How about getting a new model?" I suggested as I scowled at Tanya who was, as expected, looking lovingly at her own reflection.
"No, Edward. We know you don't like Tanya but she is the best. We can't afford to take a chance on someone else and have the competition snap Tanya up. We'll be ruined."
"Oh, come on Alice. She can't seriously be the only model for the job. There has to be someone else that is better than her. Someone that will outshine her."
"No, she is the best. She's here to stay and we are not hiring a new model. End of discussion."
She flashed me 'the look' and I knew I wouldn't get my way on this one. I was stuck working with Tanya. Alice was definitely going to owe me a long vacation once this was all over.
"Well, how about a change of scenery? Maybe we could find a new location, something none of the other magazines would even think of utilizing."
I was shocked when Rosalie happily kissed me on the cheek and proclaimed me a genius.
"That is a great idea. We are always using this studio for all of our fashion shoots. Why not go on location for once? The question is, where?"
"I don't really know. I didn't have a specific place in mind when I made the suggestion. I guess we could maybe ask around or just take a drive and see if any place catches our eye."
Alice pursed her lips in concentration before letting us in on her decision.
"Okay, let's call it a day here. Then we'll take a drive and see if we can find a place that will work for what we are looking for. I'll call Jasper and have him join us. We could use all the help we can get on this. Besides, Jasper has great insight, among other things."
Rose and I both scowled at the dreamy look on Alice's face as she left to call Jasper. We were happy that she had found someone so perfect for her but being single made us a bit bitter about it.
"Alright, he'll be here in thirty minutes. Let's wrap everything up here."
Jasper arrived just as we shuffled the last of our people out of the building and we were on our way. A few minutes into the drive Alice was nearly bouncing in her seat for some unknown reason and I knew it wasn't just because she was happy to see Jasper.
"Jeez Al, what's with the excitement level? You're going to bounce right out of the roof in a second."
"I just have a good feeling about this. Jazz suggested this place that sounds like it might be perfect. Right Jazz?"
"Yeah, I go there quite often. Not many folks know about it which is a shame really because it's just so great. And here we are."
We stopped in front of a quaint storefront. The huge window proclaimed it to be Clearwater's New, Used and Rare Books.
"A bookstore?!" Rosalie shrieked. "What the hell? Have you lost your mind Alice? I thought we were going somewhere edgy and unique. This is a hole in the wall bookstore." She spat the word as if it were a curse word or some contagious, flesh eating disease.
"Cool it Rose. Let's give it a chance. I was looking for a place with a classic, intellectual feel. Jasper says this place has all of that."
"Oh, 'Jasper says.' Then, by all means, it must be perfect if Jasper says so. You do realize Jasper doesn't know everything right? Contrary to what you believe, Alice, the sun does not rise and set in his…."
"Enough!" Rose glared at me for interrupting but I couldn't stand anymore. We had a magazine to get out and we weren't going to get anywhere if they started bickering.
"Let's just look at the place. If it's a complete loss we'll keep looking."
Jasper looked at me with a relieved look on his face. He seemed to be caught in the middle of most of the arguments between Alice and Rose lately. Poor guy.
"Thanks Edward. I think all of you will like this place. I promise I wouldn't have brought you here if I thought it was a complete waste of time. Okay, so it's closed for the day but we can still get a good look at it from the window."
We all got out of the car and headed over to the huge, plate glass window. I expected to see a run down, dusty, old ratty bookstore but I ended up in awe of the sight before me. The store was large and open with huge, floor to ceiling, glossy mahogany bookshelves. In the middle were shorter shelves with gorgeous granite tops. The place even had a chandelier. It was definitely not what I expected. As I continued to drink in this treasure, I could see the shots already lining up in my head. This was going to be perfect. This was exactly what we needed and I could tell, by the look on Alice's and Rosalie's faces, that they felt the same. For the first time, in a long time, I was looking forward to work tomorrow even if that included Tanya.
I hope ya'll enjoyed that. Be kind, it is my first FanFic. Let me know if it's worth continuing. If I do continue it I'm not sure how quickly updates will come but I will try to get them to you asap! And yes, Bella will make an appearance next….if you want me to continue!! Review please?!?!