Sorry this chapter took so long, but since school is finally over I'll update more often.

Thanks for reviewing the last chapter. I hope this chapter was worth the wait.

Chapter 4

Final Verdict

I felt myself shake as more tears rushed out. What was wrong with me? I knew I missed home but why was I crying as if I wanted to go back? I wanted to come here, I wanted to find love. Still I couldn't stop crying.

I laid back down on the bed, staring around the dark room and cried, hoping to use up all my tears so that there would be no more left. I heard a moan coming from Alice's bed and realized I must have been cry to loud and woke her up.

Silently, I pulled the covers over my head and curled up into a ball. I hugged my knees close to my chest and waited for sleep to come.


"Wake up sleepy head." Alice sang.

The sun felt wrong the moment it started to shine into the room. It's razes of light were too bright and clear. As it hit my back I flinched at the sudden warmth I felt from it then noticed the absence of the bed sheet.

Alice was standing right next to my bed and the sheet was in her hands.

"Wake up already." She climbed on to the bed and started jumping up and down.

I groaned at her enthusiasm. I had cried so much last night that I barely got any sleep at all.

"Come on Bella you can't stay in bed forever."

I heard a laugh from Alice's bed and turned to see Jasper shaking his head at her.

"Come on Jazz help me get her out of bed." I turned onto my stomach and pulled the pillow over me head. "Fine then, you give me no choice. Jazz go get the bucket of ice water." She commanded.

"Yes ma'am"

I shot up out of bed and ran toward the door, with what must have looked like a horrified expression. "No."

Alice and Jasper were laughing. "I knew that would get you up." She walked over to me. "Now I'm really hungry, let's go get some breakfast."

When we got down stairs Rosalie and Emmett were already there.

"Make sure you put a lot of chocolate chips in it. No keep going. Why did you stop? You have to keep going." Emmett got up from the table and tried taking the bag from her. She turned around clutching the bag to her chest.

"No Emmett you can't just use the whole thing." Emmett grabbed for it again knocking over the bowl of white liquid on to the floor. "Emmett you just dropped the pancake mix all over the floor!"

Emmett took advantage of her distraction to grab the bag out of her hand. "At least we still have the chocolate chips." He took a couple in his hand and started eating it.

She rolled her eyes at him. "You better clean up this mess."

"I'll do it later." He walked over to the table and sat down. Rosalie took some of the pancake mix in her hand and through it at him. "Babe! What the hell was that for?"

She smiled at his expression. "Because I knew you weren't going to clean it up." He took a handful of the chocolate chips and through at her face. "Emmett that's not funny. I only did it to you because I had a reason."

"It's too early in the morning to hear these two fighting." Alice covered her ears. Emmett grabbed another handful and chucked it at her. "Hey!"

Jasper took Emmett's seat. "You guys are absolutely ridiculous."

Alice jumped on Emmett's back and hit him on the head. "Ouch Alice stop hitting me."

"What's going on here?" Carlisle came in to the kitchen followed by Esme and Edward. Edward looked right at me and I couldn't help but looked down at the floor, trying to even my breath.

Alice jumped down from Emmett. "Emmett thought it would be funny to throw stuff at me."

"What? It was Rosalie who started it."

"Emmett what is that all over your face." Esme went over to him.

"They threw stuff at me mommy." He held out his arms and walked closer to her for a hug.

"No no no." She backed away from him. "Clean up this mess."

"It was Rosalie who dropped the stuff on the floor." He muttered as he got some paper towels.

"I don't care who dropped it just clean it up." Esme signed then looked at me and smiled. "Good morning Bella. How are you liking it here?"

I smiled back at her. "It's great here, and a little different from what I'm used to."

"A little different? This is like a whole new world for you." Emmett whispered. Alice slapped his arm. "What was that for?"

"Well I'm starving, what's for breakfast?" Carlisle took a seat next to Jasper.

"Emmett was just about to make it. Weren't you Emmett?" Rosalie asked him.


Rosalie turned to Carlisle. "Yeah he really wanted to do something special for the everyone."

"Oh Emmett that was so sweet of you." Esme said.

Carlisle cleared his throat. "Can you even cook son?"

"Of course I can."

"This should be good." Jasper mumbled.

"Okay so I got my spatula. All I need is a pan and a fire distinguisher."

"Umm you know what Emmett? As sweet as your being I don't think you should cook, ever." Esme took the spatula from him.

Esme's food smelled good. Once she convinced Emmett he would be jeopardizing everyone's lives if he cooked, she made us all scrambled eggs with bacon. I couldn't wait to try it.

I was scared when I saw Edward take a seat next to me. My heart was over working itself and I was sure he could hear. If he did he didn't say anything, just smiled at me and occasionally glance my way.

Alice made sure to sit on the other side of me even if it meant pushing Emmett so hard he almost fell.

"What the fuck is wrong with you?"

"Emmett Cullen watch your language." Carlisle told him.

"Watch how I eat with the fork." She whispered in my ear.

The thing in her hand, which I assumed was the fork, moved slowly as she turned it side ways and cut a part of the egg then put the pointed end of the fork in the eggs. Then she lifted it to her mouth. As she did the demonstration she whispered what she was doing.

"Alice what are you doing?" Edward asked. I guess he also heard her.

"I'm eating." She simply stated.

"You were whispering."


"Why were you doing that?"

"Cause I can."

Edward gave her a weird look as she did it again. Emmett elbowed Edward. "Lighten up dude she's just showing Bella how to use a fork. Ow!" Emmett brought a hand to his leg then looked at Alice accusingly.

"Why would Bella need to learn how to use a fork?" Edward asked him.

"Cause…umm…she's umm…from Amish country!" Emmett smiled, proud that he thought of a good lie. "Yep Bella's from Amish country."

Edward gave him a questioning look. "I pretty sure they know how to use forks Emmett."

"No they don't use stuff like that. Don't you know anything?"

Edward rolled his eyes. "They don't use technology dumbass they know how to use forks."

"No they don't Edward! I would know I've been to Amish country! So who's the dumbass now?"

Carlisle cleared his throat. "Language."

Jasper coughed to disguise a chuckle.

Edward looked at me. "Are you really from Amish country?"

I had no idea what that was but I nodded anyway seeing that it could be used as an excuse for not knowing what certain things were.

Edward didn't say anything else to me after that he didn't even look my way again. He even seemed a bit uncomfortable sitting next to me. No one else noticed so I pretended I didn't either.

After breakfast was over Alice took me back to her room with Rosalie on her heels. Once the doors closed Alice let out a breath.

"That was a close call." Alice sighed again. "Emmett almost blew Bella's cover."

"Well that's Emmett for you. Always talks before he thinks." Rosalie said while combing her hair in front of the mirror.

"Maybe Edward should know." I said going to sit on the edge of Alice's bed.

Alice stopped mid walk. "What? No, there's no way Edward can know."

"If he knew then we wouldn't have to hide it from him. It will also let me know if he can love me for who I am."

Alice shook her head. "That isn't such a good idea. And believe me, Edward is not the one you want falling in love with you."


"Because he's a horny pig who preys on the lives of innocent girls." Rosalie said through clutched teeth. "Edward doesn't fall in love he gets horny and that's just about it."

"Yeah Bella, Edward isn't someone you want." Alice said softly. "We can find you someone else, someone who you do deserve."


"Well that's what dates are for right?" Alice came to sit next to me. "Yesterday at the party I told a few guys to show up at the house later today so we can find the right one for you."

"How will you know there the one?"

"We'll interview all of them before you make your decision."

"That's it?" I was unsure of the whole thing.

Alice nodded. "Then which ever one you pick will have to take you on a date. After that it's sweet romance forever."

Rosalie saw my nervous expression. "It's okay we only picked the hot guys."

"I don't have much time though."

"What do you mean?" Alice asked.

"I only have seven days, well six now, to find someone before I have to go back."

Rosalie looked skeptical. "You only have till Friday?"

"I wish I had more time, but I can't be half human and half mermaid for too long. I have to stick to one permanently."

"You get to pick?"

"Not really. Once I go in the ocean I'll stay a mermaid forever. You only get one shot at being human."

Rosalie looked really concerned. "And let me guess; only love can keep you human."


"Oh boy." She muttered. "And here I thought you wanted to find a guy for fun. It's always more complicated then that." She sighed "What if you don't find a guy and just stay here away from the ocean?"

"On the seventh day I'll get pulled in." I said trying to keep my voice neutral.

"Then we don't have much time to lose." Alice jumped up with determination written all over her face. "We have to find you a guy and fast. So let's get you ready for your interviews."

An hour and a half later I was ready to meet the first guy. Alice and Rosalie started off by making a list of questions they would ask the guys. Then when that was decided they fussed over what dress I should wear and how my hair should look.

We sat at the table in the dining room waiting for the first guy to show up. Emmett who was bored decided to join in on it.

"Emmett why are you wearing that?" Rosalie looked him up and down.

Emmett took a seat next to her. He was wearing a purple suit with stripes and a cane in his right hand. "You like it?"

"No, go change."

"But I like it and it really sets the mood."

"You look like a pimp."

"Exactly the point. I'm not giving Bella away that easy."

"Oh my god Emmett please be serious."

"Where the hell is this guy anyway!" Emmett checked his watch which was also purple. "Time is money."

"Emmett if you're not going to be serious-" Alice started before the door bell interrupted her.

"It's about time." Emmett huffed.

Alice turned to him as she got up. "Do one stupid thing and your out."

"I'll be nice."

Once Alice left the nervous feeling in my stomach intensified. What if we don't find someone and if we did, is it him right now at the door? My leg started shaking under the table.

The guy that Alice walked in with was only a couple of inches taller than her with pale blond hair and clear blue eyes.

"Oh for the love of god." Emmett said under his breath.

"Mike why don't you have a seat at the end of the table." Alice came to sit next to me again. "Okay so why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself?" Alice took her pen in her hand and positioned it over the clip board ready to write.

Mike looked anxious as he looked for the right way to start off. "Well I-"

"Next!" Emmett's booming voice made me jump a little.

Rosalie slapped his arm. "I'm sorry please continue." She told Mike.

Mike nodded. "I was going to say that I grew up in California. I love going out to the beach and I-" Emmett yawned loudly. "like play sports."

Alice smiled. "What sports do you play?"

"I play basketball, baseball and football." I didn't know what any of that was but what ever it was made Emmett laugh.

Alice wrote down some notes. "What are the qualities you look for in a girl?"

"I mostly-"

"He likes guys." Emmett coughed.

Mike looked at him before continuing. "I mostly look for personality."

"That's so sweet." Rosalie told him while giving him a smile. "Why should we pick you to date Bella?"

"I'm a really nice guy. I'm open to a lot of new things."

"What kind of new things?" Emmett asked.

"New adventures I guess." He shrugged.

Emmett nodded. "Something besides you bent over?" He suggested.

Mike cleared his throat. "What?"

"You know man on man action." Emmett made a gesture with his fingers.

Mike shook his head. "I'm not gay."

"Of course you aren't." Emmett muttered. "Here's the thing Mike. Bella here needs a man to take care of her. Do you think you're ready to step up to the plate?"


"Wrong answer."

Alice stood up. "Okay, we will definitely consider you Mike. It was a pleasure to meet you."

When Alice escorted him out Emmett looked at me. "That is one guy you don't want. But don't worry I think I scared him off."

"Er thanks." I said.

"That was a train wreck thanks to Emmett." Alice said as she walked back in.

"What he deserved it."

The door bell rang. "Please Emmett don't say anything." She ran off to go answer the door.

"Did you like him?" Rosalie asked.

I shook my head.

The next guy was taller then Mike with brown hair and brown eyes.

"Tyler you can sit right there." Alice pointed to the chair at the end of the table.

"Tell us-"

"I got this Alice." Emmett interjected. "Tell us about yourself Tyler."

"I love sports-"

"Really what kind?"

"Baseball and football."

"Are you any good?"

Tyler flashed a smile. "I'm the best."

"That's obviously an overstatement." Emmett tried to whisper but Tyler heard.

"I'm actually the best in school." He said smug.

Emmett rolled his eyes. "What else do you do on your spear time besides masturbating alone?"

"Excuse me?" Tyler gave him a look.

"Okay Tyler thanks for coming by. I really appreciate it." Alice stood up and guided him out the door.

"Thanks for nothing!" Emmett yelled after him.

The next guy - Eric – had black hair and brown eyes. I felt bad watching Emmett interrogate him.

"So Eric. That is your name right, Eric?" Eric nodded confused. "Are you lying?"


Emmett didn't look convinced. "I know who you really are. I've seen you walking up and down the streets. How much do you charge?"

Eric looked taken aback. "I don't understand your question."

"Name your price Eric!"

"I'm sorry about him." Rosalie said quickly. "He's not really himself today."

"That's fine." He wiped his hands on his pants. "Is there anything else you'd like to know?"

"Answer the first question!" Emmett banged his fist on the table.

"No you did great." Alice beamed. "Let me show you out."

"What a loser." Emmett said once he was gone.

"Why don't you like him?" I asked. Eric seemed nice.

Emmett didn't answer. Rosalie laughed. "He doesn't like him because last year Eric had a crush on me."

"No." Emmett said. "I just never liked him."

"You were jealous." Rosalie said smiling at his reaction.

"Was not."

I've heard stories of jealously. They were in a few stories that Charlie would tell me when I was little. But I've never seen it before. I never really believe it was a real thing until now.

"Emmett we have a couple more guys to go so why don't you leave?" Alice suggested as she walked back to her seat.

"I'll be good." Emmett promised.

Guys kept coming in and out for another hour and Emmett did not keep his promise. He shouted at them and accused them of things. Alice called it quits when Emmett ran after a kid named Austin for allegedly looking at Rosalie's breast.

"You are so annoying!" Alice shirked at him when he came back into the house.

"Who's next?" Emmett asked her.

Alice started tapping her foot. "No one is next. That was the last guy and you scared him off!"

"Not my fault he's a pussy."

Alice screamed and hit him over the head.

"Relax Alice; I think you still have one more guy to interview." The butterflies in my stomach started up again at the voice that sounded so much like velvet. "So where does the interview take place?" Edward appeared at the door way with a beautiful crooked smile.

Alice looked behind him. "Where?"

"You're looking at him."

Alice rolled her eyes. "When are you going to grow up?"

"Come on Alice. You interview all those other douche bags but not me?"

"Yes." She picked up her clipboard before walking away. "And they are not douche bags."

Edward blocked her way. "Please I'll do anything."

Rosalie rolled her eyes. "She said no."

Edward didn't even look at her. His eyes still pleaded with Alice as if Rosalie didn't say a word. Alice shifted from one foot to the other, considering.

"Fine." Edward smiled at her, she held out a finger. "But on one condition. If Bella chooses you to date, you have to be completely monogamist."

I was confused as to why Edward needed to be told to be with only one person. Was that really a problem with him? If it was then how many girls does he have at one time?

Edward nodded. "Of course Alice what kind of person do you think I am?"

Alice looked like she wanted to answer his question but stopped herself. "Why don't you go take a seat in the dinning room?"

Once we took our seats Alice began the questions. "Start by telling us about yourself. While keep it G rated." She added.

"Alice don't you think Bella should be asking the questions? It is her who is looking for a guy."


"Alright then." He turned his green eyes to me. "I enjoy making women feel good."

"Oh please." Rosalie muttered.

"I spend a great deal learning what else I can do to make women release-"

"Stop!" Alice put both hands over her ears. "You obviously don't know what the meaning of G rated is."

"I want to hear more." Emmett said. He had his head on his hands and looked at Edward intently. "Go on."

"Let's move on to the next question." Alice said before Edward continued. "Do you play any sports?"

"I'll play anything you want." He looked right at me when he said it. His voice sweet like honey.

Alice cleared her throat. "Well I think this interview is over."

"I'm sure you have other questions."

"Nope we are done here." She started to stand.

"Then why don't you let Bella ask some of her own?" He was staring at me and I looked down at my hands, willing my face to stop turning red.

"Bella do you have any questions for Edward?" Alice nudged my shoulder.

I shook my head not wanting to speak just incase my voice broke.

Since the interview part of the day was over all I had to do now was pick someone. Alice ushered Emmett and Edward out of the room while I made my decision. As Edward past by the door he gave me smile and I knew who I was going to pick.

"So who's the lucky guy?" Alice had a big smile one her face and was practically jumping up and down.


Alice's smile disappeared. "Yeah I knew that one was coming."