"Alice will you please tell me what's going on already?" I begged. I had been in Alice's over sized bathroom all day, letting Alice play Barbie Bella.
"Nope," She said with a smug grin.
I sighed and looked down at what I was wearing. It was a dark blue strapless dress that was snug to my waist and then slowly flared out until the satin brushed against the ground. My hair was in loose curls down my back (after Alice made me spend hours wearing curl rollers) and my finger and toe nails were painted a dark red. I also had on bright red lipstick and mascara. Alice had insisted- well forced is more like it- that I let her dress me like this. I had no idea why and she refused to tell me, wearing the same smug grin and saying "Nope. It will ruin the surprise!" I hated surprises. And to make matters worse, I hadn't seen Edward since this morning before he left me with Alice to go hunting.
"The last touch!" Alice sang as she bounced back to where I was sitting. "Shoes!"
I groaned. The dress and make up was scary enough, but shoes! I had a pretty good idea what the shoes she had picked out were going to look like. She didn't disappoint. They were dark blue slip on stilettos, the kind that if you took to long of a stride that your foot would slip right out.
"Alice! They're going to fall off! And if they don't, then I'm going to fall out!" I grumbled. She just didn't understand. I was totally going to get hurt.
"You'll thank me for this later." She giggled.
"Sure, sure. I'll thank you, when I have a broken neck." I mumbled.
"Silly Bella," Alice giggled, "Edward will be there to keep you safe." She was up to something, I just knew it. This morning before Edward left, he told me that he would be taking me out on a date tonight. I was really excited, then Alice took over. Now I'm scared stiff and very self conscious. This dress showed way to much of my chest for my to be comfortable.
She slipped the shoes on my feet then helped me up. She then looked at the door and growled sharply. "Don't you dare come in here!" She shouted, "Go get dressed! Then we will meet you down stairs." I heard a sigh on the other side of the door.
"He's here!" I squeaked. "Yep. Now just stand still for 1 minute and 12 seconds then I'll carry you down there and then you can see him." Alice said in a monotone voice. I looked from the door to her face. Her eyes were blank, looking at something in the future. After a few seconds her eyes re focused and looked at me and chuckled.
"You're going to have a great time tonight." She said with happiness in her voice.
The next minute passed painfully slow. I was a bit shocked but thankful when Alice suddenly scooped me up in her arms and ran down stairs. She set me down in the living room and what I saw standing there waiting for me took my breath away. Edward was standing with his back to me, wearing a black tuxedo that fit him perfectly. His foot was tapping against the floor. Wow he's perfect, I thought, Like Prince Charming from a fairy tale.
"Can I see her now?" He said impatiently. Alice finished arranging my hair in the right position then took a few steps back.
"Okay" she said.
Edward spun around on his heel, leaving a little dint in the floor. His golden eyes took in my dress and my face, and then settled on my eyes. A dazzling crooked smile lit up his face as he walked towards me. He lifted his hand and gently stroked my cheek.
"You are absolutely beautiful." He murmured. I blushed a bright red.
"Thank you," I mumbled. He leaned down to kiss me. His lips had barley brushed against mine when Alice shoved his arm, shattering our sweet moment.
"You will have plenty of time for that when you are on your date, alone." She said, " If you don't leave now, then you two are going to stand her all night kissing, now go!"
Edward laughed, scooped me into his arms, and darted out the door. I was surprised when he lowered me into his Aston Martin instead of his Volvo.
"Why are we taking this car?" I ask.
"Remember this is my special occasion car." He murmured as we pulled out down the long drive way. He looked at me and smiled.
"And tonight is a special occasion." I said. I really wanted to know what we were going to do. I really hated surprises.
"Yes ma'am," He chuckled.
"In exactly three weeks you will be my wife." He said with a large smile, his voice very proud. "I wanted to give you an evening away from all of the stressful wedding planning. And I wanted to spend some alone time with you."
I blushed. Edward's wife. I was actually beginning to like the sound of that. He was right in the fact that I need some time away from Renee and Alice and all of their planning. It was stressful, indeed. I also enjoyed any alone time with him. I sighed happily. This evening would be wonderful no matter what if it was just the two of us.
I looked up when he parked the car. In a flash he was around the car and helped me out. I took a look around. We were at a beautiful garden in the middle of the forest. There were beautiful rose bushes and statues of angles placed in patterns all around a large gazebo that was in the middle. A stone walk way went from the gazebo to a bench that was under the branches of a willow tree, twenty feet away. I could also see a large stone grandfather clock in one of the flower beds. This looked like a place that was only in fairy tales.
Edward wrapped his arm around my waist. "Here we are." He whispered in my ear, and then led me towards the gazebo.
We made our way through the garden up the stone steps. I was surprised that I did not stumble and fall, but that was probably because of Edward's strong grasp.
I looked around again. The gazebo was lit up with hundreds of small white candles all along the railing. There was a small table off to the side with two chairs. The table also had a candle on it, and a plate with a silver cover. We walked towards the table and Edward, like a gentleman, pulled my chair out for me and offered me his hand as I sat down. Almost instantly he was sitting in the chair beside me.
"I know that Alice already fed you dinner, so I decided that dessert would be appropriate." He said with a crooked smile as he pulled the silver cover off of the plate. Underneath it was a large piece of chocolate cake with thick chocolate icing and a strawberry on top.
"Thank you," I giggled and reached the fork. The cake tasted even better than it looked. I was really enjoying myself, savoring every bite until it was gone. I wasn't until I was done that I noticed that Edward was gazing at me. I blushed, feeling very self conscious.
"That was wonderful." I said, smiling.
"I'm glade that you enjoyed it." He murmured, smiling back at me.
The grandfather clock struck ten o'clock, donging ten times. I heard music coming from my left. I looked over to see where it was coming from. Edward was standing by a large stereo system that I had not noticed before, adjusting the volume to a perfect background level. He was suddenly standing right beside me, moving to quickly for me to see it.
"May I have this dance, my love?" He ask bowing and holding out his hand. I was scared of tripping over my dress, falling over my shoes, stumbling over thin air. But this was Edward. How could I possibly refuse? We were all alone in the middle of the forest in a beautiful flower garden, our only light coming from the candles that surrounded us, with soft music in the back ground, and he wanted to dance with me.