A/N: Bienvenido a la Capítulo Cuatro. Espero que te lo gusta. Okay, sorry. I actually did my Spanish homework this time (a miracle) and now I can't stop. Lo siento. Okay, I'll shut up now so you can read.
I grabbed a bottle of water out of the refrigerator and popped the cap. I took a swig as I walked back into the living room.
I should have known that was a bad idea.
I've never been good at walking. Or any sort of activity that requires movement, really. Ever since I was little, I ran into things constantly. Renee used to think I had an iron deficiency, but no. I was just the clumsiest child ever to live. It was a miracle I was still alive. Just ask my fiancée-Edward had a full-time job trying to save me from myself.
So, with my track record, you'd think I would to be careful when I was walking. And normally I was. But I guess that all the smoke was making me a little woozy, or maybe fate just hated me, I don't know. Either way-here I was, stupid, clumsy little me, walking around with my eyes closed as I drank.
Other people around me seemed to have noticed this, because both Edward and Alice said my name at the same time, "Bella!" sounding worried. I turned my head towards Alice, right behind me, but I kept walking. I rose my eyebrows at her and brought the bottle back to my lips as I raced forward again.
Right as my shin connected painfully with the edge of the coffee table.
Ouch! I gasped and jumped back, stumbling and dropping the open bottle right onto the remains of Emmett's newest hobby, drenching what was left. I fell backwards, one hand on my tender shin, the other clutching my throat as I coughed uncontrollably at all the water I'd just swallowed.
Alice and Edward were both at my side in a heartbeat, patting me gently on the back as I choked. My throat burned and my eyes watered as I struggled to breath, and I could here Emmett cracking up.
"Shut…..up…….Emmett!" I choked out. I tried taking deep breaths. One. Two. Three. It seemed to be helping a little bit, so I kept going, holding them in longer and longer as I calmed down. Suddenly, only one hand was on my back. A second later, Edward's hand stilled too. I looked up at them, still holding in my last breath. Alice's eyes were glazed over; she wasn't looking at anything-a vision. Edward was staring right into her eyes though, his face becoming more horrified by the second as he read her mind.
Then Alice came too, giggling uncontrollably again. Fantastic, I thought. Now what?
Then, Edward's hands were on my shoulders, spinning me to face him. "Bella, stop."
I was beyond confused. "Stop what?" Speaking brought up another tickle to the back of my throat, and I cleared it. I took another deep breath and held it.
"That." But it was too late. I wasn't confused anymore, but it was too late. That last breath had done something to me, opened the floodgates to a new feeling, one that I had never experienced before.
I was high.
A/N: I'm sorry! I know this chapter is crazy short, and I'm sorry. When I started, I had every intention of making this chapter way longer, but I got to this point, and it was like, the perfect stopping point, and I didn't know how to continue it without a chapter break. That's actually kind of pathetic, but whatever. Also, I feel bad for taking so long to update, again, so even if it's short and crappy, and yet another filler chapter, at least it's something, and I'll feel like less of a teasing little bum. Which I am either way, but whatever. This author's note is becoming obscenely long, so I'm going to shut up now, and start on Chapter 5, okay? Again, don't hold your breath, but I'll try.