Changing For The Better

Frightening Little Monster


Rated T


It was just about sunset when Edward helped me out of his Volvo and closed the door behind me. As we walked hand in hand and grew closer to the Cullen's house, we could here loud arguments from the inside and then a loud crash. All the windows on the front of the home had the shades pulled back, and the light from the house splashed yellow puddles over the dark green lawn.

"What the hell happened in here?" Carlisleshouted.

"My table! My beautiful oak table!" Esme cried out.

"It was Emmett and Jasper! They were fighting and knocked it over! Rosalie and I didn't do it!" Alice quickly answered Carlisle.

Edward opened the door to the inside and I stepped into the house. I was greeted by all the Cullen's standing around the remains of an antique coffee table.

Wood was scattered all around the floor and Esme knelt beside the remains looking heartbroken.

"We might have broken it but, you guys started the whole thing!"A furious Emmett shot back.

"We did not! You were the ones dumb enough to believe us."Rosalie sneered.

This whole time, Jasper had been standing over in the corner making things worse by enraging and pushing those in the fight further with his special gift.

"Jasper Hale! Quit fueling the fire!"Carlisle demanded him.

Jasper nodded and went over to sit on the couch. After the other Cullen's collected themselves, they to went over to sit down in the living room. Carlisle paced in front of where we all sat. Esme came over and took a seat next to me.

"I'm sorry about this Bella. We just need to take care of a family problem right now." Esme whispered in my ear.

I nodded and turned my attention to Carlisle.

"This has gotten to out of hand. We can not continue to function properly as a family if you yourselves can not act as mature adults." Carlisle said.

He paused looking at his children then stopping when he came to me.

"Bella?" He asked.

"Yes Carlisle?" I responded, feeling a little uncomfortable

"Edward can take you home if you want. I see no need for you to have to be here during my rant." He said.

"Um....actually Carlisle, I don't have to be home anytime soon, so can I just stay?" I shyly asked him.

"If you want." He replied.

"Your mother and I have put up with this to long. You seem to have no respect for anyone these days. I am utterly appalled at the way you act. Your mother deserves to be able to have nice things without them being destroyed." Carlisle continued.

"Carlisle! I wasn't even involved with this fight. Why must I be here?" Edward complained.

"Because Edward this is a family meeting and you are part of this family! So sit down and don't speak again! I am not just giving this speech to yell about what happened today but, rather for all the fights you all seem to have on a regular basis!" Carlisle fumed.

I had never seen him this angry. He was always so calm and collected.

"I'm not going to waste my breath. I've tried to put you all through therapy and I've tried to help you in all the ways I can think of but, I simply don't know what to do. All I know is that we can't continue to live like this. We need help." He said with a tired voice.

We sat there in silence for a long time. I saw all the eyes of the Cullen's look towards Carlisle.

"I can change." Alice whispered.

"Me too." Emmett added.

"I'll change if it will help us." Rosalie muttered.

"Yes, I can change." Jasper answered.

"As can I." Edward softly said.

Esme sighed and looked up.

"Yes. We all need to change."


REVIEW!!! I finally started a new story. I spent my whole spring break thinking up ideas for a new one. Just so you know, this story takes place after Eclipse and before Breaking Dawn, so Edward hasn't married Bella but they are engaged. Bella is not yet a vampire but the Cullen's are. This is a romance and a comedy. I hope that you liked this chapter! I'm updating soon!


-Frightening Little Monster