Chapter 13: Warning
After a while, things kind of calmed down. Renesmee was still walking around, looking in rooms and outside on the deck, out at the water. At least she was having a good time. It wasn't that I wasn't. It was just…… it's a ship! Who gives a ship as a present? I knew the answer. My husband did. Gosh I loved him but sometimes….. No I loved him. Deep, deep down, I knew that I was a little bit happy that we would be away, that I could go away with my family and spend time with my family.
"Mmm what are you thinking?" Edward mumbled against my hair. We were sitting in the living room, on the couch. I was leaning into him and he had his check against my head.
"Just, that I like this, it's a good idea," I said. It wasn't a total lie.
"Mmmhhhmmm. Wait, did you just say that you think it is a good idea?" He asked in disbelief, this made me a little bit angry.
"Yes, what's wrong with that? Is it way over top? Yes. Is it way too much? Yes. Do I like it? Sure. But I get to spend time with my family," I explained to him. I felt him stiffen and sit up. Oh, what did I say?
"Not you too!" He moaned, looking me in the eyes.
"What?" He took a deep breath, a few seconds past.
"Forget it. I'm sorry I yelled at you." He sighed and rested his check back on my head. Normally, I would have pushed for the reason, but I didn't really mind. I listened to my daughters footsteps as they grew slower and slower. I knew she was getting tired. Soon I would have to tuck her in. She trudged into the room, and I was suddenly very aware of Edward's arm around my waist. I sat up.
"Mommy," she whined. I saw the circles under her eyes. She did not stop running around the boat, in and out of rooms, until about an hour ago. No wonder she was tired.
"Are you ready for bed?" I asked, smiling. I looked over to Edward who had one of the sweetest looks on his face. It was these times, if I was a human, that I would forget he was a vampire. He looked so innocent. He had a soft smile on his lips and a sparkle in his eyes, watching our daughter yawn. She nodded. I laughed and Edward's smile grew.
on," I said and I picked her up. I walked her to her room. Edward
stayed in the living room. I wouldn't be long. Renesmee had fallen
asleep in my arms on the way to the room. I kissed her forehead and
stuck her "Nighttime" CD in, that Edward made for her last
birthday. She snuggled into the pillow. I stood watching her for a
few minutes, amazed that she's mine. The thought still isn't real
to me. I walked back out into the hall, shutting Renesmee's door
quietly. I could hear Edward close behind me. He walked up behind me,
and wrapped his arms around my waist.
"You ready for bed?" Edward asked. He lifted his hand to swipe the hair off of my neck. His lips trailed kisses from my earlobe to my collarbone. My mind went blank at first with the feeling of his lips. I felt one of his hand let go of my waist and trail down my leg to the back of my knees. He pulled me into his arms, kissing anywhere on my face, except my lips, for now.
"What are you doing?" I asked. He laughed. I didn't really get how that question was funny.
"What do you think I'm doing? I'm taking my beautiful wife to bed," he smiled. He bent his head towards mine and our lips met. He still had me in his arms so he held me close. I bent my right hand out and into his hair pulling him closer. His lips moved against mine perfectly. I was suddenly happy that we didn't have to pull away to breath. I pressed my face into his harder at the same time he held my body closer to him. He let my legs go and wrapped both his arms around my waist. My arms stayed locked around his neck. I took a step backwards, and he stepped with me. Our bedroom door was shut, so Edward pressed me against it the doorknob pressed into the small of my back. I felt the wood against some of the skin where my shirt went up. He slid his hands up my sides and cradled my face. Neither one of us dared to break the kiss. He finally reached behind me and found the doorknob. He stepped forward making me move with him. His body tensed against mine as he let out a growl against my lips. Edwards's lips froze on mine, and I smiled.
loud, you'll wake someone up." I whispered then pressed my lips
to him once again. He stayed frozen, and I pulled away. My smile
faded quickly as I saw the anger flaring in his eyes. "Edward,
what's wrong? What did I do?" I stepped back to look at him
better. "Edward." I tilted my head to the side so he would
look at me. "Did I do some-"
"No, you didn't do anything..... But I'm going to do something to that damn mutt!!!!" He yelled. He started to pull away, but I held onto his hand. I didn't totally understand what was happening but I didn't want him to do something he regretted.
"Bella, let me go please," he said in a calm voice. But I knew better, he wasn't calm at all.
"Where are you going and what are you going to do?" I asked.
"Nothing, I'm just going to smash in the dog's skull," he growled again.
"Edward! Jacob?" I asked. I didn't see him anywhere.
"Sorry," Jake mumbled as he stepped out of the shadows. I sighed.
"What do you want Jacob?" His face was a mess of emotions, embarrassment, sadness, worry.
"I just wanted to say goodnight and thanks for letting me come," he said quietly.
"Goodnight and you're welcome. Okay?" I asked, a little annoyed too. Edward was breathing heavily next to me, trying to calm down. He was really angry. Jacob nodded and quickly walked away. I stood, still holding Edward's hand. His jaw was still tense but he seemed to relax most of his body. He was still breathing deeply.
"Bella… you can let go of me now," he whispered.
"No, I… I don't want to," I said. I think I was still in shock from what just happened.
"I'm not going to hurt him, Bella, not tonight," he promised. "You can let go." I slowly dropped his hand. He surprised me by slumping my into the wall. He leaned against it, probably thinking. But he was watching me. He put his head back against the wall too, but kept his eyes on me. I watched him, curiously.
"What are you thinking about?" He asked, after a short while.
"I wanted to ask you same thing."
"I'll tell you if you tell me," he smiled lightly. I sighed.
"I was kind of wondering why I have to be the family referee," I joked. I needed him to smile. Instead, he frowned and sighed.
"Bella…. I…. I didn't mean to…. I'm sorry. I shouldn't let my anger get me like that," he looked down. I wasn't exactly sure what to say.
"I know," I settled for. We stood in silence for a while, thinking.
"You forgive me?" He asked. Well, of course I did.
"Yes, but next time you're ref." He laughed and I sighed in relief.
"Deal. I doubt either of us are really in the mood right now to continue where we left off so I was wondering if you wanted to look around the bedroom." He suggested, he smiled his crooked smiled and put his arm around my waist. I smiled and nodded. He pushed the door open and the amazing room looked even more over-the-top. Everything looked the same. The rose petals were still there. Then I remembered the door across the room. Last time, I noticed the door but I didn't find out what it was. Edward noticed where I was staring and his smile vanished.
"Go ahead. But don't kill me, it was all Alice," he had the same worried face as before on. I was a little bit worried too. Alice? What did Alice do? I walked up to the door and turned the doorknob, nervously. I took a deep breath and looked into the room closed off by the door. It should have been closed off by police tape. ALICE! My mouth gaped in awe at the sight in front of me. If I had a heartbeat, it would be racing. I stood like that for what felt like hours.
"I know," Edward whispered, behind me. Then I realized that my husband was behind me! He was right there. Oh I needed to kill Alice!! My mind was racing. How could she do this to me? Right now, I wanted to yell at her so badly. The only time I had worn any of this was on our honeymoon, and even then, I was worried. Now, I had a daughter, who was only a few rooms away, same as my best friend. I heard Edward lean against the door frame. I knew he was watching for a reaction.
"Say something. The silence is killing me," he whispered. "I know, it's stupid, I told her not to." I turned around to face him.
"Edward its lingerie," I know I was stating the obvious, but I felt like I needed to.
"I know what it is." I looked around at all the thin and strappy clothing in front of me. A whole rack full! Edward looked down.
"Where are your clothes?" I couldn't take my eyes off of the lingerie but I didn't see anything a guy would wear.
"There's a set of drawers in the back. I know, she went way overboard," he sighed, "I snuck some decent clothes in for you though. Okay?" I started to laugh. I don't know why. I really just wanted to get out of the closet. He smiled as I walked past him. I looked out the window and noticed there was a porch. I looked over to my husband. He nodded. I opened the door and walked outside. There wasn't much out here, which made me relax. There was a hot tub to the left and a railing around the whole deck area. There was a small table to the right with two chairs around it. Then I noticed the beautiful sight. I looked up into the sky at the night stars. The covered the sky like a blanket of tiny little lights. It was beautiful. The way the light from the stars hit the surface of the water below was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
"Wow, it's so nice," I said. He walked up, next to me and leaned against the railing.
"It is," he said. We both gazed up at the sky and didn't move our eyes away for the rest of the night.