(A/N I own nothing Stephenie Meyer owns the wonderful world of Twilight )
"No. No. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" She continued to stare at me those revenge filled eyes. She was out to get me. I knew the ending was coming, I just didn't think it would be so soon. I soon slipped back into reality when I realized there was a pair of cold hands trying to shake me out of my dream.
"Bella? Bella, are you all right?" I opened my eyes to find the love of my life staring down at me. Of course I was fine whenever he was near.
"Yea, I'm fine." It was just another dream about a sadistic vampire bent on revenge for her mates death. Nothing out of the usual, I reassured myself. It seemed awfully bright out to be 6:30 in the morning. I looked at the alarm clock. OMG!!!!!! It's 9:30! We're late!! "Edward, We're late for school" I frantically attempted to get off the bed but he held me there.
"Love, school is cancelled." He said like it was not a big deal. WOW! School was cancelled because of …… Wait! Why was school cancelled?
"Why is school cancelled and why did my alarm not go off?" I pondered on what would cause him not to wake me when I was having such a bad dream let alone to give me the good news.
"I turned you're alarm off when I got here and It snowed last night." I continued to stare at him for a second before I had to lean in and kiss him. His stone cold lips touched mine for a fraction of a second before he pulled away chuckling. I could have swore I heard him mumble something about 'risking my life enough for today.'
I slowly got off the bed and made my way to the closet. Edward must have gotten the memo and left the room. I dressed comfortable in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. Then, I made my way to the bathroom. I pulled my hair into a messy ponytail and washed my face. I made my way down the stairs, and as always, I managed to catch my foot on the last stair. I waited for the crash but of course a pair of cold hands caught me mid-fall. Edward pulled me into his stone cold arms and began kissing me. The kissing was starting to make me dizzy so I had to pull away to breathe. He let me go and I made my way to the kitchen.
Same old kitchen with yellow cabinets, and old oak table. I sat at a chair and Edward sat right next to me. "What do you want to do today?" he asked.
"I'm not sure. How about we go see Alice." Oh crap! Alice probably saw that coming because as soon as the words came out of my mouth the door bell rang. Edward let out a low growl and I sighed. I went to open the front door. Of course it was Alice. She was jumping up and down so fast she was just a blur.
"Thank You Bella! You won't regret this!" What is she talking about? Edward must have saw the confused look on my face and joined me by the door. He whispered in my ear, "You're going to let her take you shopping," he replied. Why would ever let her do that? Oh Yeah. Whoever broke into my house seriously crippled my wardrobe. I remember calling her and telling her she could take me shopping and get a FEW things……….
"Yes, Bella," she said.
"Can you take me…" Gulp! "shopping," I finally managed to spit out.
"Yes! Yes! Yes! Of course. Oh, I'm going to have so much fun…I wonder.."
"Alice. Alice. ALICE!!! There are rules as you already know. Rule one: Edward has to come along to control you. Rule two: if I say no it means no. Rule three: no makeovers at the mall. Got It?" I was scared of what Alice had planned.
"OK. Got it. You won't regret this Bella." I hoped I wouldn't regret it.
I didn't think the day would come so soon. I had only called her last week. Oh
well, Alice will be Alice. I ushered her inside and she began explaining which mall we were going to and how long we would be. I left Charlie a note explaining where I was and who I was with. And so, we left my house and headed to the Cullen's.
The car ride to the Cullen's was a quiet ordeal. Edward held my hand the whole way there. We didn't really talk much. Even if we would have wanted to talk, Alice's constant bouncing up and down on the seat was enough to make one want to jump off a building. Finally, we arrived at the Cullen's. Edward opened his door and made his way to my door at vampire speed. Stupid vampire speed, I thought. He reached for my hand and I took his willingly. We slowly made our way up the porch stairs. Alice could no longer contain her excitement. She grabbed my hand and pulled me up to her room.
"Hey-", I started to protest but she shushed me.
"This is a surprise for Edward, OK?" There was no way this could be a surprise to him. I let her continue.
"I want you to let him pick you out some lingerie at the mall. We will all go to Victoria's Secret and then we will split up as couples." Apparently my face must have been a cherry red because she added, "Don't be embarrassed . It's just a pre-wedding present for Edward. Here's three-hundred dollars." Holy-crap! Three-hundred dollars for lingerie. I thought I was going to faint. Luckily, Alice caught me before I fell to the carpet. "Don't worry. Edward won't make such a big deal out of it. At least not at first." What did she just say? I knew he was going to be stubborn about it but I never thought he would cave in.
"Alice what are you thinking right now?" I just had to know what was in Alice's mind to keep this from Edward?.
"Actually, I'm thinking about Jasper and how much I love him." Those kinds of thoughts were sure to drive Edward away from reading Alice's mind. She gave me a hug.
Alice opened the door to her room only to find Edward standing there. "How long have you been there," she questioned.
"Not long. Why?" He looked like he had missed out on something important.
"Oh, nothing we were just discussing the wedding plans." The expression on his face changed from one of worry to sheer joy. Every time someone mentioned the wedding he got all excited. It's not that I wasn't excited to be tied to him in every way possible, it was just I had the whole prejudice thing against weddings due to Rene. Lately, I found myself more and more attached to the idea of being married to my own Adonis. He was perfect and everyway, And I was just plain Jane Bella. Clumsy beyond belief, almost disabled because of my clumsiness, and not to mention I always seemed to be the damsel in distress. Just for once couldn't we just do a little role switch-up? I looked all up and down my Greek God. I saved his eyes for last, for I knew when I looked into them I would lose my train of thought. His eyes were a light-butterscotch color. He had just hunted yesterday. I reached for his hand and he intertwined our fingers. He brought our hands up to run my hand across his face.
"Are you ready to go love?" Of course. I was ready for this whole day to be over with. We made our way down the stairs. Carlisle and Esme were having a silent conversation on the couch. Rosalie was sitting next to Emmett on the loveseat. Alice was searching the kitchen for something. Jasper was leaning against the wall, apparently ready to run away if the emotions got anymore intense. Alice came into the room and announced we could now leave. Edward and I made our way to the garage. Suddenly, I was being grabbed by the arm and dragged toward Alice's Porsche 911 turbo.
"Edward, help!" I pleaded.
"Take one more step toward her and I'll take your head off." Whoa! Why was Alice being so possessive of me? She dragged me to the car. She ordered Carlisle and Esme to take his Mercedes, and for the guys to take the Jeep. I climbed in the front seat. I was so scared of what this car ride was to hold for me. Rosalie climbed in the back seat and Alice climbed behind the wheel. She stepped on the gas and before I knew it, We were on the main road. I almost had a heart attack.
"Alice, slow down!" Why is she in such a hurry to get to the mall.
"I'm trying to get away from Edward so Rosalie and I can talk about the honeymoon with you." Crap! I knew this was coming. I sat in my seat, struck with a sliver of fear. What was she going to tell me?
"Now Bella, you know how careful Edward is around you? Of course you do. Well on the honeymoon, while you guys are away from all off us, you guys may have certain urges….." OMG! Was Alice trying to give me the sex talk?
"Alice! Look at her face. I'm sure she has heard enough about this to last her a life time." It was Rosalie who spoke this time. Alice glanced over at me. When she put her eyes back on the road, I looked in the rearview mirror and gave Rosalie a grateful look. She smiled back. I never thought I would ever be grateful toward Rosalie, but now I was grateful she pulled me out of that situation.
"OK, so maybe that was not the best way to start this conversation out. Bella," she turned her face to look at me, "you and Edward being alone will be a great thing. Do you know how long we have seen him and thought there was no hope? You are the light in his life. I'm not concerned with him losing control on the honeymoon. I will see that coming. What I'm concerned about is how you are going to get him to past all the boundaries. You don't know how much he loves and cherishes you. You need to get all the walls down without making him lose control." Alice has a point. How am I going to get him to make love to me with all his preceded rules and boundaries. "This is why we are going to the mall. Hopefully we can break the foundation on those walls so all you have to do is blow on them and they will fall to the ground." I wonder how Alice is going to go about this and what does Rosalie have to do with it. Rosalie had a lot of experience with intimate things. What with her and Emmett being animals when they go at it. I shuddered at the thought. I would never understand what made them act that way.
"Bella," Rosalie interrupted me and my reverie, "Alice and I are just trying to make this as painless for you as possible. We love you like a sister. We already look at you like a sister. We need you to listen to us and try not to blush like a tomato." Apparently I was blushing furiously, I quickly worked to rid my face of the blush. She ignored me and continued. "We have never known there to ever be a relationship between a vampire and a human. You and Edward's relationship is very special. You both have something I have never seen between any couple that has ever existed.
"Because Edward is a vampire, the first time you make love, his senses will be heightened and he might lose control. I have faith in my brother that he will protect you even while pleasing you. But still, there is always the risk. The way he protects you has been heightened ever since he returned from Italy. Since he almost thought he lost you, due to my stupidity in relaying phone messages, he is constantly afraid of losing you." Rosalie had a point. Edward was a little to overprotective of me.
"This may make it even harder for him to but his guard down and enjoy himself." She was right. I noticed when I returned from Italy, Edward was even more careful in kissing me. He always went far enough but sure not to go to far to give me the wrong idea. I looked at my engagement ring. I wondered what Edward was doing right now.
Suddenly Alice's grip on the steering wheel tightened and she was sucked into a vision. "Alice!" Rosalie and I both screamed together. Alice pulled herself back together and began telling us about her vision.
"It's nothing. The guys are just within listening range now." I looked out the rearview mirror to find Emmett behind the wheel of the Jeep. He was really gunning it.
"Rosalie, tell your husband if he totals my Porsche I will personally kill him!!" Rosalie pulled out her phone and called Emmett. He picked up and answered He was speaking loud enough for all to hear.
"Rosalie, tell Alice her precious Porsche is not in peril."
"Heard you loud and clear Emmett, just keep your distance," Alice responded in a sarcastic tone.
"Bye Emmett, see you at the mall. Love You." Then the line went dead. The next thing I know Emmett and the massive jeep are flying right beside us. He has the passenger window rolled down and he was yelling something.
"He wants to race us. Should we?" Alice had obviously seen what Emmett had planned.
"Alice, let's do it." I chipped in my two cents. Edward would not be happy with me but this was a human experience I just had to try. Drag Racing! "Text Emmett and tell him we accept his challenge."
"Wait - Let's make this interesting." It was Rosalie who spoke this time. She whipped out her phone and called Emmett.
"Emmett, Let's make this interesting. If you guys lose, you have to go to any store we want. No whining, no groping. Ok.?"
"And if you girls lose, you have to go to Spencer gifts with us and do a stripper act on one of the poles." Emmett was taking this to far.
"Rosalie you have a devilish mind. Oh this is going to go in our favor." Alice was really rubbing it in now. She gunned the engine and we left the jeep in the dust. Suddenly my phone started vibrating. It was Edward.
"Bella, do you have you seatbelt on?"
"Yes. What is Emmett up to?" Apparently Emmett heard me say this because he screamed
"No cheating!!!!!!" Whoa. The Cullen's really get into these races. I looked forward to the day when I could participate in such races and not get hurt. The yellow Porsche ran three consecutive red lights then slid into the mall parking lot. We won. Emmett pulled up moments later and jumped out of the jeep. He was fuming. He couldn't believe they lost.
"Sorry, Emmett. I knew you guys were going to lose." Alice sounded like she was gloating. Jasper joined Alice. He appeared as if he had just been hit with a thousand different emotions.
"Yeah, thanks Emmett. Your competitive nature almost hurt Bella." It was Edward who spoke this time. He had joined me on the left. He wound his arm around my waist. Jasper must have sent a wave of calm around because I suddenly felt mellow.
"Whatever can we PLEASE just shop now!" Alice pulled out the puppy face and I knew I could not resist.
"Yes, I'm ready." Ready for this whole day to be over with, ready to join Edward's family, and ready to become a vampire.