Edward turned to Rosalie.

"Get her upstairs and trade clothes," Edward commanded. She stared back at him with livid disbelief.

"Why should I?" she hissed. "What is she to me? Except a menaceā€”a danger you've chosen to inflict on all of us."

So many things he could have said.

"An innocent human."

"Your future sister-in-law."

"What she is to you is a teenage girl, who's about to be attacked and murdered. Remind you of anyone?"

"My girlfriend."

"Bella is right here and she does have feelings."

"My soulmate."

"She's not the danger, and you're a fool to call her such."

"A helpless, vulnerable girl who is blameless in all this."

"What does it matter what she is to you? The point is that she's here and in danger, and she needs our help."

"What am I to you, Rosalie?"

He looked away from Rosalie as if she hadn't spoken, as if she didn't exist.


A/N: What can I say? It bugged me. All text in italics (besides this author's note and where I've written Bella) is lifted directly from Twilight and does not belong to me.

UPDATE: Can I point out that these are things he could have said, not things that he should have said. I reckon it was pretty in character of him to ignore her at that point in time - Bella's safety was his priority. It was just that I started wondering what were the things that zoomed through his head before he turned away.