Disclaimer: I don't own the Lizzie Borden House (to-be-mentioned in next chapter) or The Cullens. Stephenie Meyer owns the Cullens and I have absolutely no clue who owns the Lizzie Borden House, but, no lawsuit-provoking-things intended
Chapter 1 Announcement
I woke up and glanced at the clock. Only 7:00 in the morning. I groaned while rolling over and stretching, searching for Edward through my sleepy eyes. He was sitting in the rocking chair in the corner, reading a book. When he saw I was awake he came over and kissed my cheek. He usually did this, talked with me for a few minutes, and then left to change and get his car to take me to school. But today is Saturday so we don't have school, but Alice probably has some hardcore shopping planned which, no matter how hard I protest or how much Edward bribes her, I will be forced to attend.
I held my arms up telling him to help me up. He took my hands and helped me sit up then he pulled me up into his arms and kissed me full on the lips.
"Good morning, my love," he murmured.
"Morning, Edward," I mumbled, my voice laced with sleep.
He chuckled at my hoarse sleepy voice and started carrying me downstairs. I assumed Charlie was already out fishing. I looked at Edward with a questioning look and as usual he was looking down at me so he smiled when our eyes met.
"Charlie left for the weekend to go on a fishing trip for the whole weekend, with Billy," he explained, handing me the note stuck to the fridge, "so you are mine all weekend, but I'm sure Alice and Rose will dress you up and take you away from me for a few hours of shopping too." He chuckled when I groaned and mumbled about killing that stupid shopping obsessed pixie.
"And speaking of Alice…," he continued, "she came over a few minutes ago to tell me that she has an important announcement and that you would be waking up in a few minutes. So we need to get you ready and up to the house so she can announce her news."
"Any hints as to what this 'news' may be?" I asked hopefully. After all, he was a mind reader.
"Sorry, Bella, but, no, her mind was blocked - she was singing 'Barbie Girl' by Aqua - so I have no idea what she has to tell everybody." I grimaced, thinking she was probably going to kidnap me, as she has done so often.
Edward sat me down and got my cereal, milk, and a bowl and spoon. I happily ate my breakfast, sitting on my favorite place in the world - Edward's lap. He played with my hair and kissed my neck while I ate.
When I was done I went upstairs to get ready and Edward stayed downstairs. I washed my face and brushed my teeth. I was debating if I should poke my eye out trying to put on eyeliner or if I should have Alice yell at me when we get there. I chose the latter.
I put on a little denim ruffled miniskirt, not too mini, and a pretty dark blue T-shirt that Alice had custom made for me. It said "Bite me" in jewels inside a pair of vampire fangs printed on it.
Edward complimented me and as usual he said he loved the color blue on me, which was, of course, why Alice had bought me so many blue clothes - my closet was pretty much all blue. But he scoffed when he read the shirt, telling me not to wear that. I relented, and marched upstairs to change; grabbing the blouse Alice had given me for Graduation, which I haven't worn since then. I marched back downstairs, trying not to trip.
"Happy?" I grumbled when I reached Edward.
"Very." He said appreciatively, pulling me in for a kiss.
I kissed him back for a minute, my arms locked tightly around his neck, before he decided I was pushing my luck.
He pulled back, breaking my death grip around his neck, and asked me, "Would you like me to run and get my car, or should we take your truck? Or do you want to run?" his eyes were shining with excitement when he spoke of running. He loved to run, especially with me.
"Run," I answered. He smiled his dazzlingly crooked smile as he pulled me onto his back and walked out the door and to the trees then broke into a run when we hit the woods.
While we were running he mentioned something else that made me have to suppress a groan. "Oh and by the way, Bella, Carlisle and Esme are on a hunting trip in Canada this weekend so it's just you, me, Alice, Jasper, Rose, and Emmett. All weekend."
By this point we were at the edge of the clearing that the house is in. he pulled me off his back and into his arms, much to my protest. I insisted that I could walk, but he wouldn't put me down. He walked up the steps and a very impatient Alice was waiting for us, the door already open.
"Jeez guys, what took you so long?! Oh my god, Bella, you need to wear some makeup every once in a while! I like your clothes today, though, good choices…," she bubbled.
Edward ignored her and led me into the living room and onto the couch. I sat on his lap as Alice danced over to Jasper and did the same.
"Okay. Now time for the big announcement!" she announced. "As you all know, all of the parental units are away for the weekend. Carlisle and Esme are 'hiking' and Charlie is fishing with Billy. So that leaves us Cullens," - Edward coughed, and Alice amended her sentence -"and to-be-Cullen, all alone and of course Bella is staying with us…" she said with an evil smile my way, trailing off and looking at everybody before exploding with the big news.