You guys. I am SO sorry. My Word was broken, and then I dropped my computer on my recharger, and obviously it didn't break my computer, but my recharger- which is equally sucky. And then, we took a family trip to where I used to live and I met up with all of my friends, and then I moved houses (again), and the short time in between, I just forgot about it. :(
In short, I'm really, really, really sorry! But I'm back now. Probably for good. :D
I kept my face even and blank, even though my insides where churning in ways that could not be natural.
It was the one meeting every girl dreaded. Meet the parents.
Edward looked at me, probably to see how nervous I was. I tried not moving my face, but I don't think it fooled him. We walked up the ridiculously long walkway to the porch. Edward let go of my hand, but before I could protest, he grabbed my face with both his hands, and kissed me.
"Edward-" I breathed, but he cut me off.
"How are you feeling?" He looked so serious.
"I'm fine!" I exclaimed sarcastically. "Why would anything bother me now?"
"Sorry." He muttered. He was about to knock on the intricately carved door, before I stopped him.
"I'm sorry. And please don't. I need to prepare myself." He smirked at me.
"Ready when you are." His smirk got wider. "Oh, Bella?" I looked up. "There is this amazing thing called breathing. You should try it sometime."
I pushed his shoulder and took a deep breath. "Ok, ready." I said. Before I could take it back, his knuckles hit the door.
I heard a distinct squeal in the house. It sounded very similar to a woman screaming, they're here! Which didn't help my nerves any.
Suddenly, a frazzled-looking woman with a strong resemblance to Alice threw open the door and… attacked me, just like Alice did.
"Oh, Bella, it's so nice to meet you! I've heard so much about you and I was really excited to finally meet the girl who captured my baby's heart." She even rambled like Alice. But, I was starting to think that it was Alice who did everything like Esme.
Apart from the physical similarity between the two - both short, almost same faces - they also acted the same. They were equally happy people. Esme also seemed to have too much sugar in her bloodstream.
It was really scary.
But then, Carlisle walked into the room, and I almost gasped out loud. He was tall, blonde and quiet. Jasper's face popped into my head the moment I set my eyes on him. I controlled myself long enough to squeeze Edward's hand and respond to Esme.
"Hi, Esme. I've heard a lot about you, too. Thank you." I didn't even blush. I was awfully proud of myself.
"Oh, darling, it's no problem at all. Now, come! Brunch is almost ready!" She led the way to the kitchen, which could be my haven, or my doom.
We were all sitting at the huge dinner table, eating the brunch that Esme had cooked, making slightly awkward small talk. Edwards's parents were both really nice, and both seemed to like me, but I was still a little freaked out. Hopefully that wasn't showing.
When we all finished eating, Carlisle asked Edward to talk in his study, so I started helping Esme with cleaning up.
"Ok," Esme looked like she was about to explode. "Time for girl talk." She started walking out of the kitchen, so I followed her. Walk, walk, walk, up the stairs, walk, walk, and finally we reached her destination. She ran into the room and jumped onto the huge bed. She grabbed one of the throw pillows and smushed it in her lap.
I decided to flow with it, and jumped on too. "What do you want to know?"
"Everything!" Too Alice. "How did you meet? When did you meet? When and where was the first date? Who asked whom out? How long have you been dating? How was the first kiss? Have you had sex yet?" Way too Alice.
"Um, Rose and I wanted pizza-"
"Oh! You met through his work. I knew that would be a good idea…"
And so it began. I answered her first batch of questions, and then she had another one after every answer. I had to stop her after we got to baby names. Baby names! We hadn't even moved in together yet. This would be a long morning…
Carlisle took me to his study, leaving Bella and my mother alone. A fact which made me happy, but slightly scared me. I knew that I had teased Bella about her panic at meeting my parents, but I had been a little freaked, too. I was praying that my mom didn't scare her off.
"Son," Dad started. "Are you serious about her?"
"I am" I told him sincerely.
"Do you love her?"
He breathed in deeply. "Does she know that?"
"Yeah, and she loves me, too." I had told her in the park, and she'd tackled me to the grass, planting kisses all over my face.
He took another breath and pulled something out of his pocked. "This was your grandma's, my mother's. Give it to her when you're ready."
I was in shock. "Really? Are you serious?"
Ok, I think imma put up a poll, because I think the story is closing up, but I feel really horrible about making you guys wait forever for just a few chapters. So do you want me to add a few more fluffy chapters in addition to the chapters I've planned or do you want me to nip it at the bud and not draw it out too much?