Shayla, I kind of wonder what goes on in your head when you review…lol. I love and miss you, Chica! xD
I stared at Bella. She wouldn't look at me, but I could still see the blush covering her cheeks. Stupid Alice. Why did she have to interrupt us? Damn her.
"Bells?" I asked.
"Yeah?" She still was not looking at me.
"Will you look at me?"
She brought her head up and looked into my eyes. She has those beautiful brown eyes. I put my hand on her face like she did mine and leant in closer, hoping this wouldn't be crossing any boundaries. I really hope she doesn't withdraw after this. I finally pressed my lips very softly to hers. I felt her mouth turn up a bit in the corners, so hopefully that was a good sign, but I've got no clue. I'm not very experienced in this field…. After a little while, I pulled back, looking for any sign in her eyes that she would shut back down like in the beginning. I saw none. All I saw was the excited smile that graced her beautiful face and eyes that lit up with a spark I hadn't ever seen. And all I could think is about how happy I was that I was the one to make her look like that. Me. I smiled back at her softly and put my forehead on hers.
"So…," I said.
She laughed. "So? That's all you can say?"
"Hey! Gimme a break! I'm not good at this!"
"Yeah neither am I."
"So…do you like me? Like really like me?" I asked hopefully.
She rolled her eyes. "No, Emmett. I was smiling like that because you are my worst enemy."
I knew she was being sarcastic, but I played along anyway. I pouted. "Awww. But I thought we had some chemistry there. I guess not." Then I shrugged. "Maybe Jessica is still free."
Bella slapped the back of my head, successfully knocking my head into hers. "Ow!" she said, but was laughing none the less. Seeing that she wasn't actually hurt, I joined in on the laughter.
Once we stopped, I looked at her and asked, "Your head okay?" To which she just nodded, still smiling. I kissed her forehead where mine hit it and pulled back, getting up to put away the Fruity Pebbles and the bowls. Once done, I went back to where Bella was still sitting. "What do you wanna do, Bells?"
She shrugged. "Movie?"
I nodded and picked her back up, bridal style. I had the perfect place to watch it—my room. So I brought her to it, and laid her on the bed before going over to my movie collection. "What do you want to watch?" She just shrugged. So, I picked up The Princess Bride and popped it into the DVD player before going to sit next to Bella.
She snuggled into my side. When the title menu popped up she looked at me. "Is this some sappy love story?" she asked warily.
"Yeah, Bells, cause I'm totally that type of person that would even own a sappy love story," I told her with heavy sarcasm.
She laughed. "Hey, you never know. You could really just be a big softie under the macho exterior! In I know you are just a softie under that macho exterior!"
"Oh laugh it up, Bells. Go ahead and laugh it up. But you are gonna love this movie. I swear it." I pressed play and she watched quietly. I know she enjoyed it. She giggled at times and the smile never left her face. When the little boy complained to his grandfather, Bella would bite her lip while smiling. And at the end, when the grandpa was leaving I whispered along with him, "As you wish," into Bella's ear.
"Okay okay so you were right. I liked it. It was an awesome movie."
She rolled her eyes and looked at me. She tilted her head back a little and leaned up to kiss me lightly before snuggling back down into my side. We spent the day relaxing. We had lunch with Edward, Rose, Alice, Jasper and Esme while Carlisle was at work and we all ate dinner together. When night fell, Bella didn't want me to leave her, so I didn't. But the next day, I had to go back to school with my siblings while she continued to rest. I left her a note in the morning, telling her I would be home right after school.
Okay, so I was pissed. It was lunch time now and everyone had been talking about Bella. Most of the rumors saying that "She cut a little too deep and almost bled out." I was about to kill every one of these fuckers. They had no right to assume things like that. I ate lunch angrily until I heard someone that was talking to Alice.
"You really shouldn't associate with Isabella Swan. She's just a brat who thinks she can do whatever because her Daddy is a cop. She avoids people yet tries to get attention by being emo."
I knew Alice was about to scream at this girl, but scaring one girl would not be enough. "OKAY, IF I HEAR ONE MORE PERSON TALKING SHIT ABOUT BELLA, YOU WILL ANSWER TO ME," I yelled. Everyone immediately shut up. I sat back down and the rest of my family looked just as pissed as I did.
"E-excuse me?" I heard a girl's voice ask from behind me. I turned and glared at the geeky looking girl that looked really nervous. As she should if she's gonna talk trash about Bella.
"What?" I growled.
"Umm…I'm Angela. I was just wondering if Bella is okay. I don't believe what they are saying and I know Bella is above hurting herself. But, honestly, I just want to know if she is alright. I know what happened is none of my business. I'm not asking for that information." She looked so scared and sincere. She seemed to be the only student here who called her 'Bella' when she wasn't even there.
I smiled slightly at the girl. "Sit. You can join us for lunch."
She seemed shocked but complied anyway. "So? Is she alright?"
"She will be. Eventually."
"Eventually? How bad is it?" She really did seem to care a lot for Bella.
"Pretty bad. You seem really concerned about her. Why is it you weren't friends with her?"
She smiled sadly. "I tried to be. But she refused to talk to me. I've picked up enough to know that things aren't what they seem to be. I know she isn't how she is just to get attention. I know there is seriously something wrong."
I smiled at her, as did my family. She was a sweet girl. "Angela, I'll tell you what. I'll talk to Bella tonight and see if she wants to see you."
"Oh you don't have t o do that. I know she probably wouldn't want anything to do with me. I just want to know that she's alright."
"Nevertheless, I will." The bell rang and I waved goodbye to my family and walked with Angela to biology.
I got home and rushed up to the guest room to see Bells.
"BELLSY!" I yelled. She turned away from the TV to look at me and grinned.
"Hey Em. How was school? Let me guess, there were many emo jokes cracked?"
"Yeah. But do you know Angela?"
"Yeah. She's one of the few genuinely nice people at school."
"Mmhmm. She was really worried about you."
"Really? Why?" She looked so confused. It was adorable on her.
"She said she had tried to be your friend but you wouldn't talk to her."
"Yup. She and her boyfriend Ben were always talking and being nice to me. I'm just anti-social."
"Yeah I know that, but she knows that something serious is going on."
Her eyes widened. "But she doesn't know does she?"
"No. Don't worry. But you might want to think about what you want me to tell her. She seems to be the only one who cares about the truth."
Bells hesitated for about a minute. "Bring her by tomorrow. I want to tell her."
"Really Bells? You sure? Positive?"
"Yeah, I am. She's a good person. She won't go gossiping about the poor little abused child."
I nodded. "So how was your day?"
"Pretty good. I talked to Esme for a little while. She told me that I had the option to go to therapy, but I didn't have to. I chose not to. She also told me that Carlisle had arranged everything for Charlie's arrest. She needed to take pictures of his handprints and bruises and such. She said it's almost over." She smiled blissfully.
"I need to tell you about why me, Edward and Alice were put into adoption." She nodded for me to go on, a frown on her face. "When my momma had Alice, she died, because of birthing problems or something. For two years, my father blamed her and Edward, mostly her. I protected them as best I could, but I was only two. I couldn't do much but delay him a little bit because he had to deal with me before he could get to them. Eventually, he went to the store and I got out with Ali and Ed and went to the neighbor's house, who called the cops. Then not long after the Carlisle and Esme heard my story from the adoption service and decided to adopt all three of us. Which is a good thing, considering I wouldn't have gone if they did not want my siblings."
I looked to Bella to see her crying silently. I cupped her cheeks in my hands. "That's so sad, Em!"
"It's alright. Everything is alright, now."
She kissed me lightly and tried to pull back, but I wasn't having that. I wrapped my arms around her and pulled her close to me, kissing her more roughly, but not too much so. I knew if I was rough with her, it would bring back memories. I had to be gentle with my girl.
When we pulled apart, she smiled at me, and then looked a little nervous.
"What is it, sweetheart?" I asked.
"D-did Carlisle t-tell you I was pregnant?"
My eyes widened. "No…and did you mean was as in…you had a miscarriage?"
She nodded and looked down. "Charlie killed it. Before I even knew it was there…," she whispered, tears clouding her beautiful eyes.
I hugged her to me, stroking her back and playing with her hair. She sobbed into my chest and I let her cry everything out.
"It will be okay. I know you suffered, but he won't get to you again. Ever. I promise." I rocked her back and forth, continuing my movements on her hair and back.
Eventually, she pulled away. "Thank you Emmett. That means a lot to me. Thank you for caring. Thank you for everything."
I kissed her forehead. "There is no thanks needed."
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