AN: Yes, I realise that it has been forever. I recently moved and my laptop got lost in a mountain of boxes and has just been discovered. Enjoy!

Chapter 25

Ellen awoke to an unusual silence that immediately made her suspicious. For as long as she had been here there had never been silence before. Silence meant something bad had happened.

She got out of bed as quickly as she could manage and threw on the first pieces of clothing she could find not even bothering to brush her hair. As she rushed don the stairs she heard the doorbell ring so she redirected her course only to find that Emmett, Rosalie and Jasper were already standing by the door.

Jasper opened it to reveal a policeman in full uniform standing there, his car visible behind him. Ellen groaned and rushed forward.

"Whatever these beasts did I assure you it isn't their fault. They were exposed to horrible parenting throughout their childhood and I have only now arrived to help them," Ellen explained helpfully. Ellen didn't really want to go down to the police station today.

"Actually ma'am," the policeman began.

Ellen ignored him hoping to make this matter go away. "They will pay any damage, don't worry about that. They have obscenely rich parents. And don't worry I will punish them severely. And just to make it absolutely clear these are not my children."

"I really just wanted to make sure that everything is okay here. Just a routine check up."

Now Ellen was confused. What was he talking about?

Jasper took over the conversation now. "Everything is fine officer. Thank you for stopping by."

"Okay. Just making sure. Call us if you have any further difficulties." And with that the officer turned and drove off in his car leaving behind a still very much-confused Ellen.

"What was he checking up on? What did you do? Was he checking you are here and not involved in another crime? Have you been involved in a crime?" Ellen asked.

Possibilities were rapidly running through her head one worse than the next. Jasper seemed unstable and often looked pained. Maybe that was guilt. Was she in danger?

"Nope," Emmett responded. "I just called the police yesterday to have you put in a loony bin."

"But don't worry," Jasper assured her, "we talked him out of having you deported just in time."

Ellen was speechless.

"You called the police," she said faintly.

"Well actually 'Carlisle' did. Him being a doctor went a long way in taking us seriously."

"How could you do that? What is wrong with you? What would you have done if Jasper hadn't talked you out of it? Who thinks of things like this anyway?" Ellen shrieked at the top of her voice.

"You were mean to us and I don't like you," Emmett stated defiantly pouting like a small child.

"And as for what we would've done when they took you away. We would've waved you goodbye and possibly laughed at you as you desperately tried to get out of your restraints," Rosalie added.

"It would've been so much fun too," Emmett said wistfully.

This was when Carlisle came down the stairs alerted by all of the noise.

"What's going on?" he asked.

"Your, your children tried to, tried to…" Ellen started trying hard to make her indignation apparent.

"The police showed up and Emmett told her that they were here because he wanted her locked up," Rosalie explained.

Carlisle sighed, understanding flashing in his eyes.

"I'm sorry if they have upset you Ellen. The police was here to check we were alright because we were involved in an accident recently."

"I don't want to know. I will not become part of whatever crime you committed."

"There was no crime," Carlisle tried to convince her.

"Let it go dad. She's hopeless," Emmett said. "She doesn't understand the severity of someone shooting you."

Carlisle shot Emmett an angry look at that. This was exactly what he had been trying to avoid. He didn't want Ellen involved with the whole Dr Saunders thing. I would have been better for her that way. But of course Emmett being Emmett had to say something.

Hearing that Ellen's face went very pale and she looked dizzy. Carlisle quickly grabbed a chair for her to sit down on.

"Someone shot you?" she asked meekly.

"It was an accident. We were in a bank, it was robbed and the robbers' gun went off. It wasn't a big deal, the bullet didn't go in very deep."

At that Ellen fainted and keeled over hitting her head hard on the kitchen floor. Carlisle looked at Emmett accusingly who had been standing closest.

"Why didn't you catch her?" he asked.

"Why didn't you catch her?"

"You were closest. You should have caught her." Carlisle then knelt down next to Ellen and checked her vital signs relieved to find everything normal.

"Do we get throw cold water at her now?" Rosalie asked.

"Of course not. I think it would be best if we just carried her up to her room and let her rest until she regains consciousness."

"Oh then I'm not really interested." And with that Rosalie left to the garage taking Emmett with her.

"Will you help Jasper?" Carlisle asked.

"I guess if I have to."

So the two of them carried Ellen upstairs and put her down on her bed.

When she regained consciousness she was at first confused but then the events came rushing back to her. Policeman. Emmett being ridiculous. And Carlisle. Shot Carlisle. She sat up in her bed a wave of dizziness hitting her.

"Slowly there," a voice in the corner of her room said. Involuntarily she shrieked in surprise.

"It's just me," Carlisle said soothingly coming to her bed. "I think it would be best if you would take it easy and rest for the rest of the day."

"What time is it?" Ellen asked.

"Nearly four."

"But the cheerleading practice is today. I was going to accompany the three of them. Make sure that they got there without sneaking off. You have horrible children."

A look of pure rage crossed Carlisle's features at that. He hated his family being insulted by anyone but he would have to let it pass this time. After all the woman had just fainted.

"Don't worry about anything I will make sure they get there," he assured her.

"Thank you. Now can you send Emmett in? I need to talk to him quickly," she requested.

Carlisle was happy to oblige because it meant leaving her company although he knew that Emmett had already heard what Ellen asked for.

He entered the room shortly after grinning when he saw her.

"Emmett I think you are a rotten person. Irresponsible, cocky and incredibly annoying. But I wanted to apologise to you. I know what happened to your dad affected you deeply."

"That really wasn't an apology. You never even said I'm sorry."

"I'm sorry," Ellen said through clenched teeth. "Now leave."

"Of course your highness." And Emmett left the room quietly shutting the door.

Unfortunately the door had a mirror on its back meaning Ellen could now see her face.

Someone had drawn a moustache on her face while she was unconscious but that was not all by far. Her whole face had been painted an ugly colour of green with orange polka dots in it. Her ears and nose were a flaming red giving her the overall look of a monster pretending to be a clown.

"EMMETT," she screeched.

Rosalie entered her room seconds later.

"I am here to inform you that we thought your rules were incredibly sexist. SO the boys are off to cheerleading practice now and we will go to football tomorrow. Goodnight."

Ellen sat in her bed, shocked.

AN: And that's it for now. The next chapter will be how Emmett, Jasper and Edward fare in cheerleading. I will probably be up by Wednesday. Please review and tell me what you think!