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We arrived at Edwards's house and went for the door. Alice already was already waiting by the front door with a big grin on her face. Of course she knew what my plans for the day was and I she was thrilled.
"What took you guys so long?!" Alice said, as she pulled me in for a tight hug.
I really have missed her.
"Sorry Alice, but Edward and I had some persuasion to take care of" I said as I smiled to Edward.
"Yea so I saw. You and Edward are not going to come with us to Denali next week? Well that's really a shame, I will miss you both" she said with a teasing smile on her face.
She already knew what my mind was decided about trying to do when me and Edward was going to be alone next weekend. I blushed a little by that thought.
Then Emmett came out and gave me a big hug. "Missed you lil'sis. Awesome that you forced Edward to go hunting with us today. We need some brother-quality time, it's been years!" Emmett said as he laughed.
Emmett and Edward greeted each other with a high-five.
"Well, I'm sorry I've been keeping him Emmett, I try to be more observant about his needs in the future" And I hope he will stop being so stubborn about my biggest need I thought to myself.
"Don't worry love, the best thing I know is being kept prisoner at your place"Edward said, brushing my cheek which made me blush again.
"Okay enough with the love-talk" Emmett interrupted.
"We have some hunting to do. And Alice has been head over heels all morning, waiting to do whatever Bella has decided to go doing today"
I could see in Edward's face that this fact made him curious, but he didn't question it. Then Jasper came outside, greeting me with a gently clap on my shoulder. I smiled at him.
"Shall we?" Jasper said, gesturing at the woods.
"Hell yea, let's get out of here!" Emmett agreed.
Edward then turned to me, gave me a quick kiss on the lips which made my heart go absurdly fast. And of course all the excellent-hearing vampires around me heard which made them laugh out loud.
Edward just chuckled to himself as he whispered in my ear "I love you. I'll see you later today".
Then they disappeared into the woods.
As soon as they were out of sight Alice took my hand dragged me into the house.
"Bella I can't believe this! You actually want me to take you shopping?! Of course you should let me buy you a whole new wardrobe, but I bet you won't let me do that anyway. But I'm sure we can find something you'll like. I spend a little time on the computer trying to put some outfits together which will look great at your skin tone. Oh Bella, I'm so excited!" she babbled on andI smiled an apoplectic "Hello-nice-to-see-you" smile at Carlisle and Esme who just sent me compassionate smiles in return.
We went into Alice's room. She finally stopped talking and I quickly utilized the moment to speak
"Alice, I know you already saw what I was planning on going shopping, so don't even go there with all the new outfits. It's only one thing in particular I want to buy."
Yes, I would go for the big cliché and try to wear sexy lingerie in my attempt to persuade Edward. Maybe it won't work but it's worth a shot. And as I thought earlier, it works in the movies all the time.
God, I was desperate… I blushed and looked down.
"Yea Bella I know that you want to go shop some new lingerie. I just thought that…"
I interrupted her "Alice, I know that you will take whatever chance you can in buying me a new ward rope, but buying new pretty lingerie is already a new big step for me in my shopping-experiences so please keep it light. I need your help here"
She grumbled to herself.
"Please Alice, only lingerie today?"
"Alright Bella. But I guess I should tell you that Edward really hasn't made his mind up yet. He is still not sure that he will be able to sleep with you without hurting you. I keep seeing two different scenarios in his future. One where he sees himself goes through with it and another where he is ending up hurting you"
I thought it would be really embarrassing to talk with Alice about me and Edward "problem", but it was kind of a relief to finally have someone to talk about it with.
"I know Alice, but I will try to persuade him anyway. I love him so much, and I really feel ready for this. So what else is there left to do?"
"Well, I guess its sexy lingerie we are shopping for then" Alice said encouraging.
I really love Alice. It's such a relief that she's able to see things from my point of view.
I looked up and sent her a nervous smile.
"Bella I don't believe that he is able to hurt you either, but when I come to your safety he really doesn't listen to any of us, only his common sense. But I will help you anyway. So let's get going!" and the next second I was in Alice arms, as she ran with inhuman speed down the stairs out into the garage.
I managed to yell a "See you later" to Carlisle, Esme and Rosalie before we were out in the car.
"We will go to Seattle, the lingerie shops in Port Angeles really isn't worth paying a visit"Alice said while we drove, mostly to herself.
I wasn't totally done talking with Alice about me and Edward's "issue". I was very curious.
She looked at me. She should pay attention to the road, even though I know that vampires really don't need that.
"It's just that… Well, I wonder how does it feel?"
She already knew what I meant. She thought about it for a minute.
"Hmm, how can I describe it… Making love is really intense. For those who are in love it's the most beautiful thing in the world to share. You will discover each other in a new amazing way. But for two vampires it's a bit different than with humans. Well, and especially a human and a vampire" She winked at me.
"So I wouldn't know exactly how it will be for you and Edward. But I guess it's not that different for you two, because the way two are devoted to each other is almost as strong as the love between two vampires."
She smiled at me now.
"But don't worry too much about it Bella. You and Edward are made for each other and I'm sure you will fit perfectly together in any way possible"
That thought made me smile because that's what I believe as well. It will be perfect. We are meant to be together.
"Thank you Alice. I needed someone to talk to".
"Anytime Bella. But now" she said as we drove into a parking lot
"It's shopping time!" She truly was beaming now. I couldn't understand how we got here so fast.
I guess our talk distracted me from following the road. She started dragging me in and out different shops, mumbling and arguing with herself saying something like "And they call that quality…" and "This set doesn't even match! Horrible colors!"
Then we went into "Victoria's Secret" and were greeted by a smiling, classy shop assistant: "Hello and welcome! Any questions about your bra size? I can take care of that right away!" She had already put tape measure half way around my chest and I was blushing like a maniac, when Alice interrupted "No thank you, we are perfectly sure about what size she uses" and then sent a dazzling smile at the shop assistant.
It took a few seconds for the shop assistant to get a grip on herself
"Oh, well you just let me know if there's anything else I can help you with then" and then she turned around, ready to "attack" another victim who just stepped inside.
"Thank you Alice" I whispered.
Alice lay her small arm around my shoulder, leading me forward.
"Bella, I didn't really do it to save you from anything. But I already know all your measurements to perfection and there is no reason to waste time in measuring you again when I know I'm right"
Oh God, here we go again.
Alice found several sets she wanted me to try on. There really was a big unexplored lingerie world I've never heard of before. Almost every time Alice found something new she wanted me to try I blushed. Blushing by the thought of myself wearing that kind of thing in front of Edward.
It had seemed like a good idea…until now. So here I was standing in front of the mirror in the fitting room looking at the pink fabric that covered my body. Well covered was an overstatement. I blushed even more. It seemed that every piece I tried looked worse than the previous one. I was so close to giving up. Edward would laugh himself to death seeing me in this. Well, if vampires wasn't immortal he would.
Then Alice came inside, interrupting my retreating thoughts.
"No, no, no. Definitely the wrong color for you. And you really don't look comfortable in it either"
Well that was an understatement.
"Alice, I don't think this is going to work… Sexy lingerie is just not my thing"
"Bella! Quit it! Of course it is your thing; expect for the wrong color you look absolutely stunning. And I've just happened to run past the most beautiful marine-blue set which I'm sure will match your skin tone perfect. So STOP being a baby about this. Sexy lingerie is every woman's "thing". They just need the perfect set." Alice had put her fists onto her hips as she gave me that speech.
"Stubborn little pixie…" I mumbled.
Alice rolled her eyes "Just try the set Bella." And then she stepped back outside, giving me some privacy
The set contained marine-blue lace hot pants, with a cream-colored bow on each hip. The color matching bra also had a cream-colored bow in the middle of the bra.
Then there was this short, black, translucent kimono to wear outside on the set.
And I have to say, I actually liked it. I liked that it was pretty and simple.
Of course I blushed a little at first, but I didn't feel the need to hide inside a big sweater when I looked at myself in the mirror now.
I felt… pretty? Maybe even sexy. But the most important thing was that I was feeling comfortable. I couldn't know what Edwards's reaction would be but at least I liked it.
Then Alice stepped inside the fitting room again and when she saw me she threw her hands up to her mouth and started jumping out of joy "Bella! It's perfect! It suits you perfect, you look so good!" Overreaction, that's the word. But I didn't expect anything else from her.
"Well, I actually kind of like it myself as well. So I think it's a winner." I smiled at Alice. Sure, I did love the set. But I couldn't really stand the thought of anymore shopping either. It truly was exhausting.
Then my stomach started to rumble and I rubbed my hand at it.
"And I'm really starting to get hungry" I continued.
I could see in Alice's change of expression that she wasn't satisfied that I only brought one set but I knew she wasn't going to argue with me. I have warned her about my conditions on going on this trip.
"Okay okay, let's get the human some food then" Alice grumbled.
Of course I didn't get to pay for the underwear because by the time I changed back to my own clothes Alice has already paid for the lingerie and waited for me outside the store. I just signed, and decided not to start arguing. I got outside. Wow.
How long had we been out shopping? It's all dark now. No wonder I'm hungry. But now I felt another kind of hunger inside. Edward. I missed him so much. Would he be home by now? Hmm.
I still needed to eat. Edward would notice it immediately if I was hungry when I got home and he would blame Alice.
"What do you want to eat?" Alice asked. I looked around and noticed a salad bar. I could take one to-go and eat it on the way home.
"I'll just take a salad and eat it on the way home. I'm kind of tired anyway. Shopping is totally draining my energy" I stretched my arms and pretended to yawn.
"Really Bella? Acting has never been your biggest talent and I know why you're in such a hurry of getting home. It's always about Edward. Edward, Edward, Edward. I love you too, you know."
Aw, that hurt! It's not that I don't like spending time with Alice. It's just hard to be away from Edward at the same time. I took her cold stone hand and squeezed it. Though, I'm not sure she could feel it.
"Alice, I love you too and you know you're like a sister to me. But consider me addicted to Edward. It's sort of impossible for me to be away from him for too long"
"Well maybe it's time to go to rehab then. And I was just kidding anyway. But sometimes you need a reality-check" Alice giggled. I just rolled my eyes at her
"What kinda' salad do you prefer?" she asked.
"Alice, I can pay for and pick my own salad" Iprotested.
"Sure you can. But it's rude not to answer." Alice continued.
I just shook my head at her and started walking towards the salad bar.
I picked their seasonal salad and was about to pay when Alice cried out: "Bella! Look!" and she pointed against the car. Oh, what now? I looked at the direction she was pointing but I could see nothing. I slowly turned around, as I began demanding for an explanation when Alice smiled a huge smile at me, standing with my salad in her tiny hands. I practically growled.
"I never agreed to let you pay yourself, and you are just so easy to distract. Sometimes you're so easy that it ruins all the fun. Well I guess its 1-0 for the pixie!" she laughed.
I wasn't done being pissed with her. Well, not really pissed, I couldn't be pissed at Alice.
"I'll give you some credit. You sure win the prize for being the most annoying pixie in the history!" and then I grabbed my salad, heading for the car.
As we drove home we didn't talk much. I wasn't angry with her anymore, but I was thinking about the next weekend at it kind of kept my mind occupied. When would I suddenly sneak the new lingerie on? Should I wear it from the beginning? Hmm.
Then I remembered something I had to clear out with Alice.
"Alice? Do you think that you can try to not think about what we have been doing today when Edward is around? I don't want him to know. He is not too happy about my whole persuasion-thing. I know it's hard to keep your mind of something, but please try."
"Of course Bella, tough, I would love to see the look on Edward's face when he found out" she giggled.
"Please, Alice?" I continued.
"Sure Bella, but he will know that I'm keeping something from him and when he's alone with me I swear to God, he will be annoying and curious!"
"Well…" I said "I'll make sure I'll be there to stop him then. And you should take the bag…" I laid the pink "Victoria's secret" bag in her lap. "Or else he will definitely get suspicious."
A few minutes later we drove in to the Cullen's garage. I opened the car door and prepared to get out but before I even got one leg out of the car, two cold, hard arms grabbed me and lifted me out into a tight hug.
"Mmmh Bella" Edwards's voice was like velvet.
I let his sweet scent overwhelm me as I relaxed in his arms.
"So adorable" Alice chuckled and I barely noticed her running out of the garage.
I was with my Edward now. I rested my head at his neck.
"I've missed you so much love" Edward breathed into my hair.
I started placing small kisses at his neck, and his breathing became harder.
"I missed you too. I even got food-to-go so that I could eat in the car and get faster home to you. Yea, I'm pathetic" I said and kissed his neck again.
He lifted my chin with his fingertips and looked me straight into the eyes. "That's my girlfriend you're talking about, you know, be nice. And I think being pathetic is kind of hot." He winked at me, and leaned closer. As always my heart stopped beating when his lips were close to mine.
I closed the distance between them, letting the thrill of Edward's kiss overwhelm me completely. I tangled my fingers in his hair, and wrapped my leg around his waist.
He then let his tongue trace my under lip and I thought that the pleasure it brought me would be my death. "And believe me Bella, you are actually not even close to being pathetic if you knew what I was about to do. I was on my way out finding you and bring you back home, and I've only been home for an hour"
"Well I'm going with you next time you are hunting then" I breathed in his ear.
He pulled out of my, well at least that's what I thought it was, tight grab around him and looked me in the eyes: "You know that's not going to happen, Bella".
God, I ruined our "reunion-moment". Edward looked so serious now.
"Hey mister, I was not done kissing you, don't you dare to pull away from me!" I said as I huddled my way back into his cold arms and chest.
Edward couldn't keep the smile from his face at my comment. His lips found mine again and I was back in 7th heaven. I had a hard time getting a grip on myself after that kiss.
"Thank you" I mumbled. Edward laughed quietly to himself. He pointed towards the living room saying: "Shall we?"
I began taking deep breaths, calming myself down. "Yea, I want to spend some time with Carlisle and Esme, before I have to go home." I said.
"Oh, but did you not spend time with them after me, Emmett and Jasper left for our hunting trip?" he asked.
"No because your sister dragged me out into the car before I even had time to say hello to them, God she was overjoyed, I didn't have a chance…" I turned to look at his face while I spoke.
Edward had raised an eyebrow and he listened intensely as I spoke.
Ah! Stupid Bella! Now his going to wonder even more what me and Alice has been up to all day.
This had only made him more curious. I blushed and didn't say one more word until we were inside the living room.
As soon as I stepped inside, Esme was at me side giving me a caring, motherly hug.
Seconds later Carlisle was at my side as well, putting a hand on my shoulder: "We want apologize for Alice's behavior today. And you should now that we sent you a lot of compassionate thoughts." Carlisle smiled at me. "At least we are glad to see that you survived."
"Don't blame Alice. She kinds of get "caught up in the moment". I don't even think she is able to control it" I send them a kindhearted smile in return. "It's really not her fault that she is kind of mental" I added.
I heard Emmett laugh across the room and I looked at Alice who just sent me a reproving look in return and stuck her tongue out at me.
"So…" Edward interrupted "Now that we are all together then let's talk about how each other's day have been!" he said enthusiastically.
Alice rolled her eyes; she already saw were this conversation was heading and so did I. I really didn't have to know the future to figure out Edwards intensions.
But Esme, who always loved the opportunity for the whole family to spend quality-time together, was thrilled "Yes, that's a wonderful idea Edward! Why don't you start?"
"Oh, well first we ran really far, trying to find some grizzlies for Emmett. But there were no grizzlies to be found so after a while we gave up and settled for some moose's. Then Emmett challenged Japser and myself for a fight, but I was too busy thinking about Bella so I really couldn't think about anything else" Edward said, smiling tenderly at me.
This would probably have melted my heart completely if I didn't know his intensions behind this conversion. It was clear that he tried to suck up to me. But it still made me blush and I heard Emmett made puking noises.
"But but but, enough about us! I've been dying to hear what Alice and Bella has been doing all day?" Edward continued eagerly. And he couldn't hide sounding a little impatient as well.
"Seriously Edward, why are you making this show? Just read Alice's mind and get over with it!" Rosalie interrupted really looked bored. Edward looked irritated as he answered Rosalie sarcastically "Thank you so much for that wonderful idea Rosalie. But it appears that sweet Alice is blocking her thoughts for a reason I simply can't figure out. So I thought that we should talk about it instead."
He now turned back to look at me. Okay how stupid did he really think I was? This was starting to irritate me.
"Edward, everyone has secrets. Every other person than you has to live without knowing what everyone thinks all the time, so try being in their place for one day. And get used to it; because this is one thing that Alice and I simply won't tell you about. No matter how many ways you try to persuade us into saying it. It's just not gonna' happen, so you don't have to put on this little "family-gathering" show any longer, if the only reason was because you wanted to lure out the details of mine and Alice's day together"
I saw Alice came dancing across me from the other side of the room, with a big grin on her face. She raised her hand at me, inviting to give her a high-five. I gladly met her request, smiling widely back at her.
"And BAM, Edward Cullen is out! 1-0 to the human girl and the pixie! You go girls!" Emmett yelled as he laughed and Jasper joined in on the laugh. Soon everyone but Edward laughed.
He just mumbled: "I'll figure it out sooner or later…"
And sure he will but he will have to wait until next weekend. I was still so nervous about his reaction. I blushed again, but no one really noticed, they were too busy laughing, and Edward was too busy being irritated.
I looked at the time. Oh, I had to go home. Or else Charlie would get nervous.
"Edward, are you too pissed at me to drive me home or can you manage it?" I joked with him.
I knew that Edward would never let me walk alone home in the dark. He rolled his eyes, walked over to me and took my hand. I sent a huge grin to my family, because that was truly the way I saw them, and we said our good nights. Edward then practically dragged me out into the car; I guess he wanted to avoid another team-up-against-Edward situation. He didn't say a word to me on the way home, and now I was beginning to get irritated with him. He seriously couldn't take this so personal.
We arrived at my house. I turned to look at him.
"Edward, please get over with it. Me and Alice can have secrets without you acting like a baby! I don't want to end this day with you being mad at me…" I said and looked intensely in his eyes. I really hated when he seemed mad.
He took a deep breath and answered: "Bella, this is just so frustrating for me! Okay, so I have to live with not knowing your thoughts, but now Alice is blocking her mind out as well!" He sounded really angry.
He didn't even look me in the eyes as he said it.
"Yea, she is blocking her thoughts to you about one tiny thing! One thing Edward! You are turning this into something much bigger than it is." I answered, half-yelling. Now it was my turn to be frustrated.
I opened the door and went out of the car. He was at my side a few seconds later.
"Will I see you in my room for a few minutes?" I asked him.
I tried so sound neutral, but I didn't know if he heard the pleading in my voice. I haven't slept without his presence for so long…
"I don't know Bella. I'm not really that fun to be around at this moment"
Ugh! If he was about to be stubborn, well then so would I! I turned around and half ran to the front porch, quickly letting myself in. My heart was beating very fast. And it was not because I was breathless from the running, but it has been a while since me and Edward had been arguing. And I'm not sure that I'm able to fall asleep without him beside me.
"Bella?" Charlie called from across the living room, watching a game.
"Yea, hi Dad! Listen, I'm really exhausted, I've been out all day with Alice so I'm just going to bed early. I promise I'll make some good breakfast for you in the morning. Sleep tight, dad!" I half-yelled back at him as I went for my room.
"You too, hon' and sweet dreams!" Charlie yelled back.
Easy for him to say. Without Edward I was definitely not going to have sweet dreams.
I quickly brushed my teeth and throw on my pajamas. I huddled in to my bed, pulling the blanket over my head. I already missed Edward badly. I wished I didn't yell back at him. I should have pleaded him to stay with me. But he shouldn't have reacted the way he did either. Stubborn vampire. I was pretty much caught up in my thoughts as I heard something scratch at the window. I quickly threw the blanket away from m face and looked at the window. It was all misty. Then I could sense a beautiful pale finger outside. What was he doing?
Then I saw it. He was writing in the mist on my window. He wrote "I'm so sorry" and painted a heart next to it. I jumped out of the bed and pulled the window wide open. He was in my room seconds later, and crushed me to his chest, whispering lots of "im-sorry's" in my ear. My heart relaxed again. I was whole.
My Edward was here with me and no stupid argue would ever prevent that again.
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