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"Well no shit it's you Edward, I have caller Id. So, what do you want?"
That's Rose for you always cutting to the chase no matter how harsh it sounds.
"Well remember how today I was suppose to sign my annulment papers?"
"Yes, I recall it being mentioned."
"Well, to make a long story short, when Bella was about to sigh the papers, she kind of fainted and hit her head on the table. It was a pretty bad fall, so we took her to the Emergency room. She's doing better, but I'm still worried, it was a nasty fall."
"Listen Edward that's a lovely story, does it have point or did you just want girl talk, cause if girl talk is what your looking for, just give me a minute to get Emmett so you two can gossip."
"Thank you for interrupting Rose, yes, my story has point, and if I needed to talk to Emmett, I would have called him. Now shut up and listen for another minute."
"Okay, okay, relax. No need to have your panties in a twist. Go on with your little tale."
"Thank you. Well when I went in to check on her in her room, we talked for a minute and well she asked me out on date."
"I want to retract my statement from earlier. When I asked if your story had a point, what I meant to say was, 'no shit, Bella fainted and hit her head, that sounds like something she would do."
"Rose, can you please focus for like five minutes."
"Listen brother in law, I'm getting into my car now I'll be at the hospital in 30, when I get there your taking a break and buying me lunch so we can plan the Best fucking date ever for your wife…girlfriend, or whatever the hell she is to you. "
She didn't even say bye before she hung up, but that's Rose.
Three hours later, I was paged to the nurse's desk and there she stood in all her glory.
"Hey Rose, 30 minutes huh?"
"Oh, shut up, I passed the outlets on my way here and just had to stop. Now take me down to the cafeteria and buy me some of that awful hospital food, I'm starving."
"Sure lets go. Oh, Nurse Jessica, I'm going to be down in the cafeteria with my sister, just page me if I needed."
"Of course, no problem Doctor Cullen."
Once we were out of earshot of the nurse Rose let out the biggest exasperated sigh.
"What is it Rose?" it always seems to be something.
"I hate the nurses here, they always fucking glare at me when I stop by, I mean I have Emmett and your like my little brother, I don't want you, the idea is just gross, hell, you even said I was your sister. What the hell is her problem, does she think were going to get busy in the on call room, the idea is disgusting."
"Thanks Rose, you sure know how to keep a man's confidence up."
"I do what I can."
When we made it to the cafeteria we quickly got in line and I, of course, paid and then we made are way over to a secluded corner so that all the gossiping nurses wouldn't over hear us.
"I saw Bella outside while I was walking in, she was getting into a cab and I have to say, she had the biggest fucking smile on her face. It kind of looks like your smile when I mention her name."
Yeah I was man enough to admit that I got one big fucking smile on my face at the mention of her name, and my smile only got bigger when I learned that she had a big smile on her face as well.
Wait a minute, cab?
"Bella, was getting into a cab? Are you sure it was her?"
"I'm pretty sure, it looked a lot like her, no, I'm positive it was her. Why, what's the big deal about here getting into a cab?"
"It's not that big of a deal, it's just that she said she was getting a ride from a friend, I wonder what happened?"
"Maybe her friend had plans and couldn't get away."
"Yeah, maybe your right."
"Of course, I'm right, I'm always right, and like always your being over protective and over thinking the situation. I'm sure she's fine. Now hurry and eat so we can start brain storming ideas for your date."
Forty-five minutes later, I was walking Rose out to her car and I had a plan for Bella's and mine date Bella's. Now all I had to do was wait for Bella to call so we can decide on a day.
I couldn't wait, I was so excited, but I had to find out why Angela didn't come to pick up Bella.
I walked back up the nurse's station after walking Rose out to her car.
"Hello Doctor Cullen."
"Hello Ms. Stanley."
"Was there anything I can help you with today Doctor?"
I cannot believe I am about to do this…
"Yes, actually there is. The young woman that was in triage room 4, a Ms. Swan, do you know if she was able to get home okay?"
The ever so classy eye roll and sigh, aren't some nurses always so nice.
"Ugh, yeah, she left a while ago. She ended up staying a bit longer; she wasn't able to get a hold of her ride so she finally called a cab to take her home. She kept saying that she was fine."
"Oh, okay, as long as she made it home okay."
"Was here anything else I could help you with Doctor Cullen, anything at all."
The hidden innuendo was not lost on me, and it has never been lost on me, I really wish she would just give up here little crush already, it was borderline obsessive and creepy.
"No, that's all Ms. Stanley. Thank you."
"Your welcome Doctor Cullen, See you later."
As I was walking away I heard myself being page on the intercom system, but I had finally gotten away from Nurse Jessica, so there was no way I was going back that way.
I walked to the second floor, far away from the ER, to call back my page at the front desk.
"This is Doctor Cullen I was just paged."
"Oh, yes Doctor, you have a call I'll go ahead and connect her to you right away."
I heard the line click over and then a timid hello.
"Hello, this is Doctor Cullen, how can I help you today?"
"Hi Edward, It's Bella."
"Hi Bella, how are you feeling, are you doing okay?" I hope she was okay, why is she calling me at the hospital.
"Sorry to call you at the hospital like this, but I kind of lost your phone number, but I'm fine, I made it home safe and in one piece and I do recall a certain Doctor asking that I call after I made it home and was nice and relaxed. So, I'm following doctor's orders. I'm home, relaxed and calling, apparently said doctor and I are going on one awesome date."
"Ah, yes, the awesome date with said doctor will be taking place. I'm glad your doing better. But before I enlighten you about our date I have a quick doctor question I need to ask."
"Sure, ask away."
"Well, I have been looking over your tests and, well, there is no reason that I can come up with to explain the sudden fainting spell. We probably should have discussed this before you left, but is there any reason that you know of to explain why you fainted."
"Um, no, not that I can think of, you know I had really small dinner the night before and a small breakfast in the morning, I was probably just hungry and well, you know the stress of the day took its toll on me. But, it's no big deal know, I feel better and the great doctor of the ER said I was well enough to go home and now I'm home and following doctors orders, so, lets not dwell and talk about this date of ours."
How in the hell did she all that in one breathe?
I don't believe her, but I'm sure I'll get the real reason out of her at some point.
"True, as long as you're feeling better. So, our date, are you free this Saturday around four?"
"Hmm, let me check my calendar." There was a long pause, was she really checking her calendar. "Well, Edward, you happen to be in luck, I am in fact available all weekend and next weekend as well."
"Well, didn't that work out well for me."
"Indeed it did. So, what are we going to do"
"Sorry, it is a surprise."
"But Edward I don't like surprises." She said in the most adorable whine.
"I know Bella," trust me I know almost everything about you, "but just trust me, I promise you'll love this surprise."
"Okay, I'll take your word on this, but if I don't like it you'll have to take me out on another date the following weekend to redeem yourself."
Already with the talk of another date, how about we skip the dating and start living as man and wife.
Or, is it too soon for us to already live in marriage, does that make sense, dammit, make it through on date and then you can buy her the dream house and start working on the kids.
"How about this Bella, whether you like the surprise or not, we still go out on another date next weekend."
"I think I like the sound of that."
Good, because I plan on a lifetime worth of dates.
"Me to. Listen Bella I really hate to cut this conversation short, but I need to get back to work."
"Oh, of course you do. Well have a good rest of the day and I'll see you on Saturday at four."
"You have a good rest of the day as well and I'll talk to you later. Bye Bella."
Hanging up with Bella was probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But the good news is that I only have seven hours left on my shift and then I can go home and wait till Saturday for my date.
Three days never seemed like so long before. But on the bright side, I forgot to get her address and now I have a reason to call her back and talk to her again.
Dumb ass, you don't have her phone number she only has, the hospital number, well didn't my good luck run out.
"Paging Doctor Cullen, Your needed in the ER. Paging Doctor Cullen your needed in the ER."
I guess I'll have to get the number later.
Seven hours, six broken bones, two sprained ankles, an infected tattoo, three concussions, and one phone number from a hospital file, I was finally home. Now to get some sleep so I can call Bella tomorrow morning.
As I walked into my kitchen to eat something quickly before going to bed, I switched the light on and almost had a heart attack.
"Alice, what the hell are you doing sitting in the dark in my kitchen."
"Waiting for you to get home."
"Okay, but why are you in the dark?"
"Thought it be fun to scare the crap out of you."
"Whatever." As she walked by me to go into the living room, I assume, she punched me right in the arm, and she happened to use the hand that was housing the giant fucking diamond that her husband bought her when he proposed.
"What the hell was that for Alice."
"You deserve it."
"What is your problem?"
"I got an interesting phone call from Rose today."
"Okay, what does that have to do with you scaring the crap out of me and hitting me?"
"You didn't sign the papers."
"No, we didn't. What does it even matter."
"You were suppose to sign."
"Well things happened and I didn't sign and neither did she and now were going out on a date on Saturday night." And at the mention of the date another giant smile on my face.
"I think your making a mistake."
"Really, and what gives you the authority to make that decision."
"Look you left high school early, so the Bella you were in love with before you graduated is not the same Bella from senior year and I doubt she has changed much. I know how much in love you were with her and I can't stand the idea of you being hurt and by her."
"Thanks for the concern Alice, but I don't need it. I know what I'm doing."
"I sure as hell hope so."
And just like that, she was out the door.
I wasn't in the mood for food anymore; I was just ready for bed.
I tossed and turned in bed for hours just thinking about what Alice had said.
She had a point, I left school a year early I don't know Bella from senior year, but I doubt she could have changed so much in that one summer before senior year.
Yeah, Alice I just being crazy, she doesn't know Bella like I do.
We're going to be fine.
We have to be fine.
Well, I hope were going to be fine, I don't think I can survive a heartbreak.
Next chapter will be the date, I wanted it to be this chapter, but I want it to stand alone, so I should have it out pretty soon.
A quick note on Alice because I don't want everyone to hate her. Alice knows a whole lot of nothing, she thinks she knows, but a lot of it has to do with the whole Jake/Edward confrontation from High school. I promise all will end well with everyone, but for now Alice is not Team E&B
The Cullen Men were extremely happy with the response to the last chapter, can we make them happy again?!
Thanks again and see you all again soon for the date!