I'm sitting in the Cullen's living room watching television alongside them. Everyone is cuddled up against one another as we watch the latest installment of Rosalie's favorite movie series, 'The Darker Side Of Man'.
If you told me a couple of years ago that I would be sitting in a living room with vampires and just hanging out in their living room, I would have laughed and rolled my eyes at your absurdity. I still can't seem to take it all in. I don't think I'll ever get used to the fact that Vampires can pop out at me anytime they choose… even if they are vegetarian.
But here I am, enjoying the day with my Vampire boyfriend and his family with not a single care in the world. I smile and look up at my bronze haired god who lightly kisses my forehead.
"So, are you telling me that what the guy in this movie is doing… is freaking okay?" Emmett asks confused, breaking me out of my sunny thoughts.
The lead male character is cheating on the girl but he can't help himself. He's fallen in love with someone else. It's wrong but everyone knows he's destined to be with the other girl.
"No, you moron," Rosalie snaps. "It's never okay but he didn't want to be with that one girl in the first place. He felt obligated."
Rosalie rolls her eyes and mumbles something unintelligible for me to hear but I watch as Emmett pouts sadly in response.
"Emmett," I smile. "The guy is just an idiot. He has no morals and he's hurting the one that loves him...he knows this but feels like sacrifices have to be made for his happiness. You have to see the first one to really understand."
Emmett gives me a warm smile and I can feel the daggers Rosalie is shooting at me with her eyes, but I pay no mind to her. Someone should stick up for Emmett.
"Thanks, Bella. I think I should watch the first one 'cause I'm so lost," Emmett laughs.
"That's what I've been saying to you for years, Emmett!" Rosalie yells. She smacks his arm and then returns her glare back to me.
I turn away and continue to watch the movie, trying to ignore her stare.
Rosalie is such a bitch.
The townsfolk of Forks envy Rosalie. Whether it's because she's gorgeous or that she has Emmett, I don't know. I'd have to ask Edward for specifics but either way, people love to hate Rosalie Hale. And I am no different.
I envy how she's beautiful and gets everything that she asks for. She has immortality and can live with her mate for all of eternity without something as trivial as a human life, like mine, getting in her way.
And yet, she treats Emmett like crap when she has everything she has ever wanted. That man bends over backwards just to please her. He has given her everything.
Sure, she can't children and can't walk out in the sun like us humans but who needs sunburns and crying babies anyway? Her life is perfect.
I never really liked Rosalie and that's fine because she never liked me either. I tried becoming her friend in the beginning but all she did was complain about me being in her world. I've finally learned that she and I will never be anything more than civil to one another for the sake of everyone else. It's just the way it is.
Fine. I'll keep my snide comments to myself unlike her and pretend that she doesn't get under my skin but when she has to insult her mate because she says he's 'an immature child', I can feel hatred conjure up inside me that I was never aware of existed.
Emmett is like the big brother that I never had and all she does is bring him down... most of the time. Other times, they're confined to their bedroom, hashing it out in other ways… the kind that breaks furniture and calling a handyman to explain that 'yes, we do need another window that is not a common size.'
"Sometimes I wonder about you, Em," Edward chuckles. "You too, Rose."
"There's nothing wrong with me,"Rose snips. "Emmett on the other hand... but I love him even if he is a big idiot."
I roll my eyes which does not go unnoticed by Rosalie.
"Aw Rosie, you know I love you, too." Emmett tells her ignoring his brother.
"I know." She leans over and kisses him sweetly on the lips, all of Bella forgotten… for the moment.
I'll never understand their relationship.
Jasper, who sits across from me, raises his eyebrow at me in question, obviously picking up my mood. I shake my head and turn back to the movie ignoring the weird gnawing feeling in my gut.
My phone suddenly vibrates and I answer it without hesitation, knowing that it's Charlie. His ringtone is "Bad Boys." He doesn't find it in particularly funny but I thought it was hilarious.
"Bella," Charlie says happily. "When are you coming home?"
"Soon, Dad." I tell him. "I have to run to the store real quick and pick up a few things for dinner."
"Alright... but you don't have to. I just wanted to know if I had to order something if you were staying out.
"It's fine. I'll be there soon."
"Okay, kiddo. Bye."
"I'm going to head out," I say, feeling a bit guilty that I haven't spent much time with Charlie lately. I practically live at the Cullen's home instead of my own. "I'll see you guys later."
"Wait!" I turn to see Emmett run over and pick me up in one of his famous bear hugs, "You know I love you right, Bells? You're the little sister I never had."
"Hey!," Alice whines from her perch on Jasper's lap.
"And you're the big brother I never had, Em." I smile. "I'll come over tomorrow so we can do another round of HALO. How does that sound?"
"You're fucking awesome, Bella!"
"Emmett…," Esme chastises."Watch the language."
I truly do love the Cullen's…minus one platinum blonde.
He sets me down and Edward and I walk outside to my truck.
"I'll see you in the morning," Edward whispers to me as we lean against the driver's side door.
I smile and kiss his lips softly, "I'll be waiting."
"I hate hunting. I hate being away from you," He sighs.
"Ditto…But your eyes are turning black with blood lust, Edward and it doesn't help that I am your La Tua Cuante."
"I know this," he says seriously. "I have to fight everyday."
The guilt seeps in and I bury my head in his chest. If only things were easier for us. It's like every force of nature is forcing us apart. Why can't anything be easy for us?
My blood sings to him, putting him in so much pain and that is last thing that I ever want to do to Edward.
I look up into his beautiful topaz eyes and change the subject. "You have the boys to keep you company tonight. Aren't you a little bit excited?"
"Right," he chuckles. "Me and the boys."
His tone is sarcastic but I know that once he leaves, he'll have a good time. He usually does. I smile and wrap my arms tighter around his neck.
"It's always an adventure, that's for sure… especially when I go hunting with Emmett. He's very competitive."
"I believe it." I grin.
"Stay safe." He tells me while looking deep into my eyes.
"I always am."
"I mean it, Bella," he says with more certainty.
"I know… I love you Edward Cullen."
"I love you, too Bella Swan."
He leans down and pecks my lips but I grab a fistful of his hair in my hand and open my mouth begging for entrance. He opens his mouth less than an inch but I slide my tongue inside feeling his minty breath against my skin. He lets out a low groan as we both deepen the kiss but then he suddenly pulls back, breathing hard.
"You don't need to breathe," I whisper breathlessly. "I'm the one with the lungs, here."
"I do when you do those things to me," he smirks.
"Now you know how I feel."
"Drive safe, Bella." He gives me a pointed look and I give him one in return.
"I always do," I tell him. "Try not to worry so much."
This story has already been published and completed but I'm fixing some things.. like errors and the "truck" thing that everyone has pointed out. It's been a while since I've read or written this so I need to find it lol.
Thank you all for the continuing reviews on 'Everything starts in Texas'. I loved writing it and I am so glad you enjoyed it :)
I'm sorry if I offended any of you. My intentions were not to put the state of Texas down. That's not how I meant things when I wrote them. Bella's character in that story... well she was frustrated with a lot of things and I thought she handled it pretty well :) I'm sorry again, though.
I love TX, guys! :) I used to live there. LOL.