"So...What's this about?" Jessica asked nervously from the end of the dining room table. "N-not that I don't like being here or find it incredibly scary and uncomfortable, I'm j-just wondering."
Bella rolled her eyes. "What do you think this is about Jess?"
Jessica stayed silent.
"I don't know either." Emmett piped up from the other end of the table. "You're both being kinda secretive 'Jessica and Emmett must meet with us immediately' What are we supposed to think?"
"You are SUCH an idiot." I said incredulously. "Seriously..I...I just can't believe it. I truly think you're retarded. I really do."
Bella nodded at my side. "We'll give you a clue. I starts with 'B'."
Jessica looked confused for a moment. B-b-bab...babe? Babe....BABY!!! "BELLA! YOU'RE PREGNANT!?!"
Bella blushed, looked down and muttered. "That's an impossibility...Stupid self-controlled boyfriend...."
I sighed. If she survived the 'Edward is a vampire' blow, I had a feeling she was going to want to do a bit more than making out on the couch in our spare time.... Oh well. That obstacle is nothing compared to the rest of the stuff we've had to face....
"Bet, Jessica." I said like I was talking to a four year old. "We need to discuss the bet."
Emmett shook his head. "Look, I'm sorry it turned out the way it did, but there's nothing left to discuss. I won. You lost. Bella won. Jessica lost. End of story."
"I'm going out with Eric tonight." mumbled Jessica. Note to self: remember pepper spray and air-freshener...
"Not end of story!" Bella declared. "You're wrong Emmett. You're right about me winning, but you actually lost."
"Ok, so lets just say that's true. So what? I already announced to the school Eddie's gay, sure, you foiled my plan," he scowled. "But it's done. It's over."
I glanced at Bella and nodded at her to continue. "Listen, the deal was, Edward had to 'keep me' for ten days, correct?"
Emmett nodded slowly. "Yeeeah... But...But he did lose you. You guys broke up."
"So? You said keep not stay in a relationship with!"
He started to look increasingly worried. "Yes, but...keeping means you staying in love with him too! You hated him when you found out about his bet! I could see it in your face." He folded his arms and leaned back in his chair.
"I didn't." Bella said softly. "I could never hate Edward. I was in love with him the whole time. He still had me the whole time we were apart. He kept me the whole time we were apart."
Jessica made a gagging sound. UGH! STUPID BELLA! I LOVE HIM TOO! I wonder if she'd be willing to thumb-wrestle for him.....
Emmett looked shocked. "But...but...NO! That doesn't even..." He took a deep breath. "I won. And it doesn't matter anyway. As I said before, this is OVER! Even if you did win, there's no prize left to cl..." He froze. "Oh shit." he shot a panicked look our way.
I grinned wider. "Yes. That's right. I won the bet and you know it. You got to have your fun. Now," Emmett had started to shake. "I get to have mine."
My brother dropped to his knees. "Don't make me SUFFER like this! I NEED TO BE IN PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH ROSALIE AT ALL TIMES!"
"Aw!" Jessica cooed. "My brother NEVER likes to hug me or anything."
"Shut up Jessica!" He snapped, crawling over to me and taking my face in his hands. "P-p-please! I'll do anything! Don't do this!"
I patted his head. "I would say that I'm sorry. But I'm really not."
Bella giggled. "This is gonna be so SO fun."
"It is." I agreed. "Rosalie!"
Rose came downstairs. "Yes, Edward?"
"Emmett lost the bet...." she raised her eyebrow.
"But I thought...."
"Don't ask. Anyway, I won, so you and Emmett can't touch for a week, no holding hands, no kissing, no hugging, no- Well, I don't really want to know what you two get up to at night..."
"More than we do, I'm guessing." Bella said under her breath, assuming nobody could hear. "'Let's just lie here Bella.' she mimicked. 'Let's just enjoy each others company...'."
I ignored her. "Is that clear, Rose?"
Rosalie shrugged. "Whatever. I don't care."
"BABE!" screamed Emmett, as if he was being tortured by Jane or something. "HOW COULD YOU?!"
She rolled her eyes. "You're such a freak, Em."
He winked. "I know. You wanna go see how much of a fr-..."
"Not in a GOOD way!" she started to go back upstairs. "This could be a good thing. Thanks Edward."
I smirked. "No problem."
Emmett curled, unmoving, into the fetal position.
Suddenly, Jessica stood up. "I. Think. I'm. Going. To. Be. Sick!" she had gone green. "THAT IS SO GROSS! YOU GUYS ARE THE MOST DISGUSTING, GORGEOUS, INCESTUOUS FAMILY I HAVE EVER M-...Oh hey, Jasper!" Her voice went sweet.
Jasper walked forwards slowly. "I heard noise....and felt...weird vibes."
Jessica flipped her hair. "It was probably me. And you can get those vibes anytime you want baby."
He froze. "That's a very generous offer. But I think I'll pass." Help me Edward! For the love of God! DO SOMETHING!
"It's seven o'clock Jessica." I said calmly.
She sighed. "Eric. Oh well." she winked at Jasper. "I'll see you later sweetums." she blew him a kiss and started towards the door. "Have fun not doing it with your sister for a whole week, Emmett. I suggest counseling." The door slammed and Alice danced down the stairs.
right?" Jasper grabbed her hand. "Why didn't you do
something?! I was expecting you to punch her lights out!
Alice shrugged and laughed. "I had a vision of her date with Eric tonight. I felt sorry for her."
Jasper's mouth fell open. "Y-you felt sorry for her? But..You do realise this is just the start!"
"He's right." I agreed. "Now that she thinks she can flirt with Jasper without you doing anything, she'll just get worse."
Alice shook her head and giggled some more. "Trust me, after tonight with chess club boy, she's going to go off guys for a looong time."
Jasper grinned but abruptly turned to Bella. "You're confused. Why?"
Bella narrowed her eyes. "How did you know that? And how does Alice know what's going to happen on Jessica's date tonight?"
I sighed, took her hand and led her to a couch. Once she was sitting down, I cupped her face in my hands. "Bella Swan, I love you, you know that right?"
Her eyes filled with tears. "You're breaking up with me?"
I chuckled and stroked her cheek. "No, love. I would never do that. Never. I just needed you to know that I love you and that you have no reason to be afraid of me. I would never hurt you."
"Ok, what's going on?"
I looked around me, everybody had scattered, even Emmett, nobody wanted to be here if Bella freaked out.
"I need to tell you something. I need to tell you what I was going to tell you on Sunday night. The bif secret." I took a deep breath. "I'm not what you think I am."
I sighed and wrapped her arms around my waist. "Don't worry Edward. You don't need to explain. I know."
"You DO?!" How could she have known all this time? I thought I had hidden it so well!
She nodded solemnly. "I knew nobody could be so incredibly gorgeous naturally. And you are. Don't worry. I won't tell anyone."
"B-But aren't you scared of me?"
"No, honey." she smiled an understanding smile. "I'm not afraid of you. I'm pretty sure that if everyone else knew, they wouldn't care either. I mean, plenty of people have plastic surgery...."
I froze for a second, before falling off the couch in hysterics. "You...thought..I...had....plastic...Oh God...."
Bella waited patiently.
"Oh...Oh goodness." I regained control and sat back on the couch. "Bella, you are....so incredible." I shook my head. "I have not had plastic surgery. There's another reason I look like this."
"Ok." I took her hands again. "There's also another reason you never see me eat."
"Anorexia." she muttered to herself.
"There's another reason why, when I stay over, I never fall asleep before you. I never sleep because..."
"Never eating, Never sleeping...." she stood up and clicked her fingers. "You live on a diet of high energy drinks!"
I laughed and pulled her back down on the couch. "Will you stop guessing? You're way off."
"Ok. Tell me then. I'm all ears."
"Before I do.." she let out an exasperated sigh. "I wan you to know that nothing is keeping you here. If you're totally disgusted or scared, you can leave. I promise not to try an restrain you, as much as I'll want to."
I took a deep breath. "I'm not human. I'm a vampire."
This was so... I couldn't find the right adjective to describe it. Cool? Amazing? Interesting? Out of this world?
"You're not scared?" Edward asked cautiously for about the seventy third time in the last few minutes. "I wouldn't be at all surprised if you were..." He was sitting as far away from me as the couch would allow, he hadn't touched me at all since he made his big announcement.
"I. Am. Not. Scared!" I said exasperated. "I love you more than anything in this world Edward Cullen. And I wouldn't stop loving you even if you were a...a lump of cheese! It doesn't matter to me what you are."
"B-but I want to drink your blood."
"Do you want me to be scared of you?"
"Of course not!" he cried. "But you should be."
I ignored him. "So, let me get this straight. You can read minds, but not mine?"
He nodded slowly.
"And you can't sleep?"
"Not at all."
I bit my lip. "At...all?"
He rolled his eyes. "Let's cross that bridge when we come to it."
I moved closer to him, the distance was painful. "And...you can't eat."
"But you can still cook."
He raised an eyebrow. "I'm not quite sure where this is heading."
I shrugged. "Just checking that you'll still be making me your famous macaroni cheese."
He surprised me by wrapping his arms around my waist and pulling me ontop of him, our faces were so close that our noses were touching.
"Isabella Marie Swan." he whispered. "I promise that I will make you macaroni cheese every single day for the rest of your life."
I smiled. "That's all I needed to hear." I murmured, kissing him.
SOB! IT'S OVER!
My first ever fanfiction is FINISHED!
Is anyone else sad?
I don't THINK I'll do a sequel. Does everyone agree?
Lets make How to lose a vampire in ten days go out with a BANG!
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