*Edited 7/4/2013*

A/N: I own nothing. The italics are Bella's thoughts as she lifts her shield for Edward to hear her.


Chapter 1

The Test

"Bella." I heard Edward calling from downstairs. "Bella, love, come on, you don't want us to be late now, do you?"

"I'm coming." I replied nervously and went downstairs.

"Finally Bella, you're here, now let me see what are you going to wear..." Alice mumbled and started to walk towards my bedroom.

"No Alice, not a chance! Don't you dare start dressing me up for college!" I yelled, annoyed and followed my sister in law.

"Calm down Bella." Jasper said and immediately I felt a wave of calmness around me. I hated when he did this, but maybe that was all I needed. To calm down. I was very anxious, considering my being a vampire, and nothing seemed to make me calm down. Well except from Jasper as it seemed now.

"Love, you don't need to act like that, Alice is just being Alice. Like you didn't know she would dress you up for today." Edward said with a grin.

"Edward, I'm not nervous about Alice, I'm nervous about college. My first day of college and the first day I'm leaving Renesmee alone for a whole day. Maybe I shouldn't co-"

I didn't have the chance to finish my sentence as Edward threw himself at me hugging me and comforting me.

"Shh, Bella don't say that and please relax. Everything will be fine and Renesmee is not going to be alone, Esme will be with her and as much as I don't like it so is Jacob. She'll be just fine and we are not going to be that far away from her, if anything happens we'll have time and of course we have Alice with us. There is nothing to worry about, okay?" he said and kept rubbing my back.

I sighed "Okay, fine. Let's see what all that college matter is anyway. But if I don't like it you promise to let go, right?" I asked him and hoped for him to agree.

He held my chin in one hand and wrapped the other around my waist. He held me closer and kissed my in a way that made me forget my own name, let alone the question I had just asked him.

It should be illegal for anyone to kiss like that, even in my vampire mind I thought I started to get dizzy as the minutes past us by. But of course vampires couldn't get dizzy, right?

I wasn't so sure after he pulled away with a huge grin in his face, he probably understood that I wasn't able to force him into answering my question anymore.

But he was wrong, after a minute I thought about college again and stress washed over me for the slightest second, I guess Jasper was playing with my mood again. Maybe that was best though. Everyone was pretty excited about our new beginning here in Dartmouth so I thought about it, they deserved to have some fun, eventually.

"Are you okay now?" Edward asked still with the huge grin on his face. I knew him so well, his expression implied that he won after all and I was in for Dartmouth.

"Anyway, just for today. A test to see if we can fit in. That all I can promise, Edward."

"As you wish, my love. But know I think Alice needs to see you. Be patient, okay?" He said and kissed my hand lightly.

"Fine." I walked to my bedroom and saw Alice waiting for me with some articles of clothing in her hand

"You'll wear these." She said and gave me the clothes.

"Alice you really want me to wear a skirt?" I whispered in shock. Had she lost her mind completely?

"Of course, Rosalie is wearing one, me too and you'll look stunning and it's blue, just like Edward prefers on you. Come on Bella, you know he likes it."

Well I knew he did and that was frustrating. But who would bet against Alice?

No one of course, no one!

"Yeah like both you and Rosalie wearing skirts would comfort me. That makes me even more anxious Alice." I sighed heavily.

"You shouldn't worry about that. You always look stunning, my love, no matter what you wear." Edward's voice came from the bedroom's door and I turned around to face him.

"I'll leave you two alone." Alice said with a big grin. Alice and her vision. If only I could blush I would probably by as red as a tomato right now.

"Come here you silly beautiful vampire." He said and pulled me for a hug.

I cuddled in his chest and my stress washed away immediately.

"I'm sorry Edward, I don't know why I'm being like this, It must be the nerves."

"I'm on it Bella, don't worry." I heard Jasper whisper from the living room and felt relaxed again.

"Thanks Jasper." I murmured from Edwards chest and I heard everyone chuckle.

"Come on sweetheart, put your clothes on, we have to leave." He pulled away and kissed me once more.

"You'll look great in that skirt." He said and left me alone to change in my new outfit.

Two seconds later, I headed to the living room where the rest of my family was waiting for me.

"Finally Bella, you needed twice the time Rosalie needs." Emmett teased and I growled at him.

"Uh scary Bella." He chuckled.

"Emmett it's not the right time to pick on Bella, come on monkey man don't be such a baby." Jasper replied on my behalf.

"I'm not a baby. Rosalie, come on already we need to leave. We need to get out of here. Now!" Emmett yelled impatiently.

"I'm coming babe." Rosalie headed down the stairs and she looked even prettier than ever. Too pretty.

"Wow, Rosalie, you look-" I couldn't find the words to describe her.

"Hot." Emmett finished my thought.

"I don't have enough words to describe you, love. You're breathtaking and I'm a vampire." He chuckle once and then took my hand. "Come on, we're taking my Volvo and Rosalie's car."

"Okay, let the show begin." I sighed heavily and let him drag me out.

Edward, Alice, Jasper and I got into the Volvo and Rosalie with Emmett took her car and we took off for our first day of college together.