"Took you long enough." Rosalie grumbled as she handed us our tickets. Alice looped her arms with mine and Rosalie's, and our girls day out officially began.
"Oh my god. That was great." I said when we stepped out of the theater. "We need to do this more often."
"Definitely. We're going to make this a weekly thing." Alice said.
"We should probably get back to your house. Giles mentioned yesterday that he wanted to train today." I said climbing into the back of Rosalie's convertible.
"Whose turn is it today?" Rosalie asked as she sped out of the parking lo.
"No sé, ( No sé is Spanish for I don't know) I guess whoever wants to go." I said.
"I want to go today." Alice chirped excitedly.
"Alice that's not really fair, you're going to see all of my moves before I do them." I pouted.
"What if you ever encounter another physic vampire? You need to be prepared for anything because I won't always be able to warn you of what you're going to face before you face them. I will give you a hint though, just to make the playing field even, don't think just do." She said.
"How do you not think?" I asked.
"That is all I'm giving you, the rest you have to figure out on your own." she said with a smirk.
"Ok, I can do this. You're going down Tinkerbell." I said.
"This is definitely going to be entertaining." Rosalie said. As we pulled up in front of their house.
"Alice, what time is Giles going to get here?" I asked as we got out of the car.
"He's not going to get here until nightfall. So we have time to kill." she said as she skipped through the door.
"You know if we sold bottles of her energy, we would make millions." I said to Rosalie as we walked up to the door.
"Would it really be worth the money to deal with hundreds of people as hyper as she is." she said.
"No." we both said at the same time, before giggling at the image of hundreds of Alice's. We walked in to the living room and saw Emmet and Jasper playing some video game.
"Hey where's Edward?" I asked.
"Room." Emmet grunted in response.
"I'll be right back." I said as I passed Alice and Rosalie. When I got half way up the stairs I realized that I didn't know where Edward's room was. I kept walking searching for some indication of his room. It wasn't until I got to the third floor that I heard Claire de' Lune playing softy, I figured Edward was the only one in the house who would be listening to it, so I followed the sound of the music until I ended up in front of the door at the end of the hall. I knocked softly and waited for a response.
"Come in, Bella." Edward called from his room.
"Hey handsome." I said, closing the door behind me softly. Edward didn't say anything instead, he crossed the room and gathered me into his arms. I relaxed against him, and relished in the feelings that Edward always seemed to invoke in me.
"You know, you don't have to knock." Edward said into my hair.
"I don't want to intrude on your privacy." I said.
"You wouldn't be intruding." he said as he slowly brushed his lips against mine. "Did you have fun with my sisters?"
"I did, I've never really had a lot of girl friends. So this was a nice change." I said with a small smile forming on my lips. Of course my response led to a million questions coming from Edward.
"I'm glad that you enjoy spending time with my family, Alice and Rosalie have grown quite fond of you. Alice especially." he said, as he moved me to sit on his couch with him.
"The feelings are definitely mutual." I said, leaning my head against his shoulder.
"Not that I'm complaining, but why are you guys back so early? Usually activities with Alice are whole day events." he questioned.
"Giles said that he wanted to train today, he's actually going to be here soon." I said looking at the clock on his wall, not realizing how much time had passed since I entered Edward's room.
"Who are you going up against today?" he asked.
"Alice." I said.
"That might prove to be a little difficult for you." Edward said.
"My thoughts exactly. Any tips?" I said.
"Alice can only see the outcome of a decision once it is made, if you keep your decisions erratic, it might throw off her visions." he said.
"I guess that's what she meant by 'don't think, just do'." I said.
"You'll do fine." he said, will he placed a short kiss on my forehead.
"We should get downstairs." he said pulling me up of the couch.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because Giles will be here in a few minutes." he said, as he led me out of his room, and back down the stairs.
"Hey guys who won?" I asked when we got to the living room. "Never mind I think I know the answer." I said when I noticed Emmet glaring at the controller.
"I'll get it." Alice said when we heard the doorbell ring.
"Hey Giles." I said when he walked into the room.
"Hello, everyone. Are you ready to begin?" he asked.
"You know I think defeating the vessel earns a day off for the slayer." I said.
"You can't take a day off from your destiny." he said.
"I'm kind of getting sick of that word." I muttered.
"We're going to be having another participant today." Alice said out of now where.
"Who?" Emmet asked.
"Alice why are you blocking your thoughts from me?" Edward interrupted.
"We're all going to find out momentarily." she said shooting me a pointed look, while the doorbell rang for the second time. Alice was already at the door before anyone else had time to get up for the door. I looked up when I heard Alice enter the room again, and was meet with the sight of my own personal annoyance.
"You've got to be kidding me." I muttered.
"Bella, it's so good to see you again." Angel said, as he crossed the room to stand in front of me.
"You're like the nightmare that won't end." I said, scowling at the stupid smirk on his lips.
"You're being quite rude, Bella. Why don't you introduce me to your friends." he said.
"Guys this is Angel. Angel, this is Rosalie, Emmet, Jasper, Alice, Edward, and Giles." I said pointing to them as I called their name. Emmet came forward to ask Angel something, so I grabbed Alice's hand and dragged her into the kitchen.
"What is he doing here?" I whispered.
"You invited him, remember." she whispered back.
"Oh, Damn. I didn't think he would take me up on that. Especially after everything's that happened." I whispered. "No good can come from having Edward and Angel in the same room."
"I told you to tell Edward about Angel." she whispered back.
"I know, I know. I should have listened to you." I muttered.
"Come on, we have to get back out there." she whispered grabbing my hand. I walked straight to Edward, when we reentered the living room.
"What's wrong?" I asked, when I noticed his tense posture.
"Your friend is annoying the hell out of me." he whispered against my ear.
"Why what did he say?" I asked.
"It's not what he's saying; it's what he's thinking." he growled, his grip on my waist tightening.
"Hey relax." I said, running my fingers through his hair, trying to calm him down before he tried killed Angel.
"We should get started. Alice, Bella." Giles said, gesturing towards the middle of the room.
"Actually, I was wondering if I could go against Bella today. If it's not too much of a hassle that is." Angel said.
"If it's ok with Bella." Giles said skeptically.
"It's fine with me." I said, thinking that it might be fun to punch him a couple of times.
We got into the middle of the circle, when I suddenly thought of something.
"Hey Gil.." I started to say, but was cut short due to Angel slamming me into the nearest wall.
"What the hell, nobody said start." I yelled, as he pinned me against the wall.
"In a real fight nobody is going to say start." he said, a cocky ass smile spreading across his face. I broke his hold, and put all of my weight behind the punch I delivered into his jaw, smiling when I heard a crack.
He regained his balance and charged for me again, this time I was prepared and sidestepped him before he reached me. I waited until he was almost all the way turned toward me, before I cocked back my leg and swung it full force into to his abdomen. He staggered back a few steps, but regained his balance quickly, blocking my punch, and releasing his own punch to my jaw. The exact same place I had hit him.
I attempted to punch him again, but as I swung my arm out, he reached out and grabbed my wrist, twisting my arm behind my back, pressing my back into is chest. While with his other hand he grabbed a handful of my hair, pulling it to expose the left side of my neck. Stopping when his mouth was an inch away from my neck.
"Another reason you should be with me, is that I don't hold back with you." he whispered against my neck. I drove my free arm into his gut, causing his grip on my other arm to loosen enough for me to break his hold on me. I took advantage of his slouched over posture, by grabbing his shoulders and ramming my knee into his stomach. I used my grip on his shoulders to flip his body onto the floor. I pounced on him, using one of my knees to hold him down, while I used my arms to restrain his arms.
"What makes you think that's a good thing?" I said.
"Experience." he said.
"Alright that's enough." I heard Giles say. I released my hold on his arms, and got off him.
"I have to go, but I'll be around." Angel said softly looking at me, before he walked out of the house. I stared at his retreating form, until Giles voice broke my gaze.
"I have to be leaving as well. Bella can I talk to you for minute outside?" he asked.
"Sure." I said as I followed him out of the house.
"Are you ok?" he asked when we got to his car.
"Ya, that won't happen again." I said looking at the floor.
"You can't win every fight, you can only try your hardest and you did tonight." he said.
"You're wrong. I have to win every fight because it's life or death with this slayer thing. I have to win every fight because I'm not ready to die yet." I said.
"I'm sorry that you have to carry this burden, at such a young age." he said.
"As long as you continue to be the Yoda to my Luke Skywalker, I'll be good." I said, laughing when I saw Giles confused expression.
"The what to your what?" he asked.
"Geez, Giles do you ever get out. It's from the movie Star Wars." I said.
"I'll never understand the obsession with pop culture." he muttered as he got into his car. I walked back into the house, and noticed that Edward wasn't with the others.
"Back porch." Alice said, before I could even open my mouth to ask. I walked to the back porch and sat down next to Edward on the stairs.
"Giles gone?" he asked.
"Ya." I said softly.
"I didn't know you were friends with any other vampires." he said, looking at me from the corner of his eye.
"I knew Angel before I moved here. He followed me here, I guess, to warn me about the Harvest. He pops up every once in awhile." I said.
"Ok." he said.
"Edward, there's something I have to tell you about Angel…about Angel and I." I said softly.
How was it? Sorry about the wait, I'm no longer on break from school so I have less time.
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