Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight and I don't claim to. It belongs to the lovely and talented Stephenie Meyer, who does a much better job with it than me. I am merely borrowing her characters for a little while, but I promise to return them intact -- well, mostly. Jazz, I might keep. . . LOL
Summary: A day at the fair with fun, friends, and family. BxE, AxJ, RxE, ExC, NxJ One chapter per couple.
Warnings: Fluff and cuteness
Pairings: Bella/Edward, Alice/Jasper, Rosalie/Emmett, Esme/Carlisle, Nessie/Jacob
Timeline: Post Breaking Dawn
Title: A Day at the Fair
Author's Note: This fic was kind of inspired by a fic my awesome friend SpaceMonkey0941 did for the fandom Stargate: Atlantis. It was a fabulously hilarious fic, with fluff, fun, and Ferris wheels. This fic is a shout-out to her, and all the laughs she's given me with that fic. Thus far I'm planning on updating this once a week, but it might be faster depending on the reception this story gets. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy this piece, and thanks for checking it out! ~fyd
A Day at the Fair
A Day at the Fair
Edward & Bella
"Isn't this so much fun, Edward?" I twirled around, enjoying the perks of my new life. Mostly the one that allowed me to be graceful, for the first time ever.
Edward Cullen, my handsome vampire husband, smiled and wrapped his arm around my shoulders. "As long as I'm with you, I always have fun," he said.
I rolled my eyes. Now that I was over a year old, I could ditch the contacts and go out in public with my gold eyes. As a vampire on a "vegetarian" diet of animals, I could go out without the red eyes of a newborn, or those vampires who chose to make meals from humans.
"You're just humoring me, aren't you?" I continued. "You're not really having fun." I sighed.
"No, really. I am having fun." Edward looked around, his red hair glinting in the sparkly little clear lights strung everywhere. The sun had gone down over an hour before, allowing us to go out. Being among the general public with our skin sparkling like diamonds wasn't a smart idea. "Like I said—"
"Yes, yes, as long as you're with me, you have fun." I snuggled into his side, wrapping my arm around his waist. "Thanks for bringing me, Edward."
He chuckled. "How could I resist? When you give me that face. . ." He trailed off, shaking his head.
I smiled contentedly, looking around. Through the crowd I saw various members of my family, engaged in various activities. My brothers and sisters, my mother and father figure, and my daughter and her werewolf – buddy. I still wasn't sure what to make of my best friend imprinting on my daughter. There was something inherently – strange about that. Not that the rest of our lives were normal. Far from it.
"Everyone else looks like they're having fun, too." I nodded, happy. My family had many ways of spending time together and having fun, but I wanted to get them to try something new and different. The local fair seemed just right.
Edward followed my gaze, watching our family as they mingled among the unsuspecting humans. "So they are," he said. He sounded as content as I, and it made me feel warm inside. "Moments like these are some of my favorites," he sighed. He motioned around him with a long, graceful hand. "When we can all be normal. We can have fun, blend in, be someone we're not for a while."
I rested my head against his shoulder, more interested in watching him than what was going on around me. I was enjoying myself so much, I barely felt the low burn at the back of my throat, a result of my near-constant thirst. But I was in control, as were the rest of my family. "The best of both worlds," I murmured. "The human and the vampire, all in one."
"What makes you say that?" he asked.
I shrugged. "We can enjoy human things, like going to a fair. But, unlike humans, we can see everything. Hear everything. We notice things they wouldn't. We can get the whole fair experience." A nasty-smelling whiff of something drifted toward me on the breeze, and I made a face. "Well, maybe not the whole fair experience," I amended. "We can skip the food."
Edward chuckled. "Yes, I think that would be for the best." He lifted his free hand to push my curtain of dark hair behind my ears, fully revealing my face. "Do you miss it? Not eating the popcorn, the cotton candy, the corn dogs?"
I laughed. "Maybe, a little. But the things I've gained more than make up for what I lost." I squeezed his waist to accentuate my point.
Tightening his arm around my shoulders, Edward dropped a kiss on top of my head. "I'm very glad to hear you say that. You know I didn't want to take anything away from you, when I made you like me."
Snuggling my head further into his shoulder, I sighed. "You didn't, Edward. I promise, Edward, you didn't."
We stood in the middle of the hustle and bustle for a moment, enjoying our quiet, private moment. At last I lifted my head, looking around curiously. "Does anything in particular appeal to you, Edward?"
He followed my gaze thoughtfully. He pointed to something in the distance, glittering with lights and echoing with screams. "That," he said, eyes excited.
I grinned and grabbed his hand. "That's a roller coaster, Edward."
"I know," Edward said. He pulled me along after him, smiling. "Is it faster than they used to be?" he wanted to know.
I smothered another grin. "Oh yes, Edward, it's very fast now. Fast enough to keep even you happy." I laughed, happy myself because Edward was.
-End Part I-