Chapter 6


I tried to put a lot of unsaid things into the hug. I really appreciated the room. I was really happy they accepted Emmett and me into their family.

I was really happy now. I had both of my brothers with me. I even had a room beside Edward's. I had a family. A mother and father. Brothers and sisters.

Alice and Esme must've gotten my message.

"Your welcome dear," Esme murmured.

"No problem Isabella!' Alice chirped.

I flinched.

I hated it when people called me Isabella. It brought bad memories. Also because of the stupid curse I couldn't tell them to call me Bella.

I sighed.

I looked around at Edward. He was looking at me with a confused look. Why?


This time I knew I didn't imagine it. Isabella just flinched when Alice said Isabella. Did she not like that name?

I'd have to ask her later.

Then she sighed.

I walked over to her. I didn't care that everyone was looking. I had to know what was bothering her.

I put a finger under her chin and raised her head.

"You okay?" I whispered.

She nodded and pulled me into a hug. I hugged her back.

She pulled back. Her eyes called out in thanks.

"For what?" I asked her.

She mouthed two words that had me shaking my head internally.

"For everything," she mouthed. God the girl was so selfless.

"Really I should be the one thanking you," I told her.

She cocked her head to one side in curiosity.

"For coming into my life. Into my family's life. Likewise for everything," I explained.

She laughed and shook her head.

We looked around and saw that everyone had left to give us some privacy.

She looked at me.

I looked at her.

We both looked at the bed.

We both looked at the pillows.

Two huge grins found their way onto our faces'.

Then we both leaped at the bed and grabbed a pillow each. We started bashing each other with the pillows.

Isabella smirked and threw a pillow at me. She threw it so hard that I nearly fell but reclaimed my balance at the last moment.

"You really shouldn't have done that," I told her slyly and stalked foreword.

She gulped and started to back up. Abandoning the pillow I jumped and pinned her underneath me.

"Hey! You aren't ticklish by any chance are you?" I asked her.

Her eyes widened in fear.

"That's what I thought," I stated before tickling her non-stop.

She started to shriek and giggle.


We were all settled in the living. We left Isabella's room to give her and Edward privacy.

We listened silently.

"For what?" Edward asked.

A pause followed the two words.

"Really I should be the one thanking you," Edward said.

An even smaller pause.

"For coming into my life. Into my family's life. Likewise for everything," Edward explained.

I shook my head. So cheesy.

Emmett chuckled quietly.

I heard Isabella laugh.

Suddenly there were two loud thumps.

Then giggles.

Then small thuds and a chuckle.

Subsequently Edward spoke.

"You really shouldn't have done that," Edward said.

I scrunched my face in confusion. Everyone else had curiosity rolling off.

Isabella had happiness and Edward too. However Edward also had love radiating off him.

I growled.

Everyone looked at me.

"Jazzy what is it?" Alice asked from beside me.

"Edward's emotions are a bit more than sisterly," I whispered.

Everyone grinned and Alice and Emmett laughed.

There was a small gulp and a whimper. I got up. Alice grabbed my arm.

"Hey! You aren't ticklish by any chance are you?" Edward asked. A small pause and then… "That's what I thought."

Then there was a shriek and lots of giggles and laughter. I sat down again. Edward was tickling her. That's all.


I loved her face when she laughed.

Isabella looked like an angel.

I tickled her some more until she started gasping for air she didn't need.

I stopped.

We both lied down on the now messed up bed side-by-side.

Isabella grabbed my shirt and pulled herself over so she was cuddling my side. I took an arm and put it around her waist. She reached up and kissed my cheek before hiding her face in my chest.

I smiled and put my other arm around her too but not before pulling up the covers to hide everything except our faces and hands.

Isabella smiled and inhaled my scent. She giggled and kissed my chest unconsciously. She had her eyes closed.

I kissed her forehead and buried my face in her hair. I inhaled and inspiration struck.

I breathed my scent into her hair and she giggled. I did it again and she giggled again.
I grinned.


I sighed as I heard Isabella giggle again and again. What the hell was that boy doing with her?

"Chill man," Emmett sat and patted my shoulder. "It's not like they're fucking each other."

"Yeah," I said nonchalantly.

"You know I never heard Isabella laugh so much before," Emmett mused.

I looked up at him.

"What?" I said.

"She's never this happy. She's always so sad and gloomy," Emmett explained. "She laughs once in a while but never this much. She once giggled in her sleep."

"Sleep?" I asked confused. "Vampires don't sleep."

"Yeah well Isabella does. She sleeps for a few hours every week. It's really weird," Emmett said.

"Awkward. Maybe it's something to do with the fact that she used to sleep talk," I agreed.

Emmett grinned.

"She used to sleep-talk?" he said with a mischievous grin on his face.

"Um yeah? Why?" I said confused.

"Now I can tease her," Emmett said evilly.