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I am standing in my closet trying to decide what to wear today. I really don't know how I should dress. At this point I might just go in sweats. Just as I have this thought, my cell phone beeps, so I walk over to it to check it.
Mom, you better not where sweats today-Alice
How did she get my number? I don't even think I gave it to Carlisle. Then my phone beeped again.
I have my ways mom. You should wear that pink sleeveless shirt you have and a pair of blue jeans. Wear your white coat and a pink scarf, and for shoes wear those pink flats. (A/N: Outfit on my profile.)
After I read the message I went looking for the clothes that she said. When I came to the shirt, I remembered that it was low cut and showed a lot of cleavage. Maybe I shouldn't wear this. There goes my phone again, I wonder if Alice likes clothes or something.
Wear it mom, it will drive dad crazy. Don't worry about us; we just want you and dad to be happy. And to answer your question, I love shopping.
I guess I am wearing this then. I do need to pay Carlisle back for leaving me to deal with Charlie. This really will do the trick.
So after I got dressed, I did my hair and for make up, I just put on some eye liner and lip gloss. After that, I put on my jacket and scarf because I knew that Carlisle would be here any minute now.
By the time I went downstairs, there was a knock at the door. So I went to open it and there stood Carlisle in all his glory. When he looked at me, his face lit up and he looked so handsome. I must have stopped breathing because the next thing I know he rushed to grab me before I could hit the floor.
"Isabella, you need to remember to breathe," he chuckled out, but you could see the concern in his eyes.
"I know, but you took my breath away," I said with a giggle; that sounded so cheesy.
He chuckled again and said, "You took my breath away too. You look beautiful."
"Thank you," I say to him.
"Are you ready to go? I thought that we could stop at the store and bye a few things that you like to eat for all day and tonight," he said.
"Yes, I'm ready and stopping at the store is fine with me," I say as we step outside and I lock the house up.
He then leads me to his car, which is a shiny, black Mercedes. He then opened the door for me and I got in. Then he got into the car and we drove to the store.
We were all waiting for dad to come home with mom. We were all anxious to spend the day with her, but there are a few of us that are nervous about telling mom about our pasts.
Jasper was afraid that she was going to be terrified of him. He didn't want mom to look at him in disgust and never want to go near him. I didn't want to mom to be disgusted with me when I tell her about my rebellious stage. Rose was just afraid to tell mom about her past and how she became one of us. Alice was sad because she could only tell mom what her name was.
Emmett was the only one that wasn't freaking out. He is the only one that has had an okay life. He only had a few slips and never had a rebellious stage like me.
"Will you all stop worrying? Mom will not abandon any of us," said Emmett.
"You can say that though, you haven't done anything horrible like me," said Jasper.
We must have been very focused on each other because none of us heard mom and dad come up the driveway or come into the house giggling and laughing.
"What has the two of you laughing?" asked Emmett.
"We went to the grocery store and ran into Mr. and Mrs. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, and Ms. Malory. They were all shocked to see us there together and apparently all three women are now mad at me because Ms. Malory was after your father. They couldn't control their glares at me," said mom.
"The men were eyeing your mother like there was no tomorrow, right there in front of their wives. They are really lucky that I didn't hurt them for staring at my mate like that," said dad with a scowl on his face. "And then Ms. Malory had the nerve to ask your mother 'aren't you a little young for him? You are like ten years younger then him, what would your father say? What about your children Carlisle?' I was about to tell her to mind her own business, but your mother beat me to it."
"What did you say mom?" asked Rose.
"I told her to mind her own damn business, that what I do in my life doesn't involve her. Then I told her, 'just so you know, my father doesn't have a problem with it and if he did, I wouldn't care because he doesn't make my decisions, I do.' Then your father said 'my children love her already and they don't care who I'm with as long as I'm happy. Now if you will excuse us we need to finish shopping.' All of them stared at us with open mouths, they were stuck there for a few minutes until a little old lady rammed her cart into the back of Mr. Stanley's legs," said mom before she started to laugh again, while we all laughed with her.
"I can't believe that she had the nerve to ask that. They are lucky that we weren't there, or we wou-" Alice started to say, but then got pulled into a vision.
Alice and mom were in the classroom and Lauren comes in with a scowl on her face and walks straight up to mom and starts yelling at her.
"You've ruined everything. My mom and I were supposed to complete the Cullen family. My mom was going to date and then marry Dr. Cullen. We would move in with the Cullens and Edward would see that I am perfect for him. We would then start to date and then one day get married. But you just had to show up and steal the Cullens from us!"
Mom just stood there shocked, eyes wide and mouth hanging open. Mom then got control of her self, but before she could say anything, Alice spoke.
"Lauren, she didn't steal anything from you or your mother. She can't steal what was never yours. Your mother was never going to date my dad and my brother would never date you. They wouldn't dare stoop so low as to date you and your mother. They have standards."
"Why you little bi-" Lauren started to say as she lifted her hand to slap Alice, but was cut off.
"Alice, what happens?" I asked her as the vision is cut off.
"I don't know," she huffed out.
"What was the vision about? Come on, don't leave us out of the loop, tell us," whined Emmett.
"Mom and Alice are talking in the classroom and interrupted by Lauren. She starts yelling at mom saying that mom stole us Cullens away from her and her mother. Apparently, Ms. Malory was going to date and marry dad and then I was supposed to start dating Lauren," I said.
"Yeah, Lauren thought that her and her mother would complete our family. Once she was done yelling at mom, I told her off. Then Lauren was going to slap me and call me a bitch, but someone or something stopped her. We didn't see what because the vision ended," Alice finished.
"First off, Alice, no cussing, it's not lady like. Second, Jasper, calm down, no one is going to hurt Alice. Third, Rosalie, no, you can't kill Lauren, and neither can you Jasper. Fourth, I guess we will just have to wait to see what happens and I swear that if any of you do anything to the girl, I will make sure Rose won't be able to go into the garage, Emmett won't be able to play video games, Alice's credit cards will be taken away so she can't shop, Jasper won't have access to his study, and Edward won't be able to play his piano or listen to his music," mom said in a stern voice.
"How did you know what we liked to do?" asked Emmett.
"I asked your father," was her answer.
We all looked at Carlisle and he had a sheepish grin on his face.
"Leave your father alone, if he wouldn't have told me, I still would have found out," mom said. "Now, let's all go to the living room and sit down, so you all can tell me your stories."
We all went into the living room and sat down. Then it was very quiet, no one talked. I knew that everyone was starting to panic, because all of a sudden my panic doubled.
"Okay, you all need to calm down. Jasper, you are projecting and need to stop because Isabella looks like she is going to have a panic attack," said a panicking Carlisle.
After Jasper gained control of his emotions and mom began to breathe normally, she began to speak to us.
"Okay, can one of you please tell my why you are all so nervous?" mom asked us all.
Emmett looked at all of us, waiting for one of us to tell her what was wrong. None of us said anything though.
Emmett rolled his eyes and said, "They are all scared to tell you about there pasts. They are afraid that you will judge them, be scared of them, or never go near them again after they tell you what they did or what happened to them."
It was quiet for a few minutes and it seemed that mom was letting everything that Emmett say sink in.
"I am going to tell you all now that I would never do that to you guys. I love you all so much already. I want to hear about your pasts because I want to get to know you all better. You don't have to tell me if you don't want to," she said.
Jasper was the one to answer her, "We want to tell you, but we are just scared about your reaction to what we tell you."
"From the way it seems to me, you all want to get this over with. So, we will start with the oldest vampire and end with the youngest," suggested mom.
"I think that is a wonderful idea, don't you kids?" asked dad.
We all nodded our heads in agreement. That would be the best way to start.
"Okay, who's first?" I asked.
"I am," said Carlisle. "I was born Carlisle Cullen in1640. From what I can remember of my human past is that my mother died after giving birth to me and my father was an Anglican pastor. I was changed in 1663 at the age of twenty-three. What happen was that I took over the searches that my father did. He would go searching for vampires and other 'evil' beings. I ended up finding a real vampire and was bitten. Once I woke up, I took off and stayed away from humans. I didn't want to kill humans and I thought I was a monster, so I tried to kill my self. Soon I found out that I couldn't kill myself, so I just starved myself. Then one day I heard a heart beat and went straight for the kill. When I came to, I found out that I attacked a deer. That is when I found out that I could live off of animals. After I got control, I started to travel around. I meet others of my kind, but they didn't have my beliefs. Then in 1918, is when I found Edward, but that is his story. "
Wow, Carlisle has been through a lot over the last three hundred years. I wonder if Carlisle has ever drunk human blood, maybe I should ask him.
"Carlisle, have you ever drunk human blood?" I asked him.
"No. I have tasted it, but never drank it. I have only tasted it when I had to change the children," he answered.
"Well, I'm very proud of you. You resist human blood and you be came a doctor to help humans," I said and kissed him on the cheek.
"Now, who's next?" I asked.
"I am," whispered Jasper.
I got up and went over to where he was sitting and sat next to him. I grabbed his hand and said, "Jasper, I know that you are afraid to tell me about your past, but to tell you the truth, I already know some of it. Charlotte and Peter told me their past. I figured if you are their sire, then you must have a similar past. I didn't judge them, so I won't judge you."
"Thank you, mom, I needed that. I was born Jasper Whitlock in 1844. I don't remember my human family at all. What I do remember is that I joined the Confederate army when I was sixteen, almost seventeen. I rose quickly in ranks, because of my charisma, and be came the youngest Major in the Confederate army. One night, while I was leading a group of refugees, I crossed three women and me being the southern gentleman that I am, stop to offer my assistance. I was turned in 1863, at the age of nineteen. Once I had awoken, I was put in charge of the newborns. During my time with Maria, I must have killed hundreds of humans and vampires, maybe thousands, I'm not that sure. The only person I ever trusted was Peter. That's why I let him and Char go. Then a few years later they came back for me and I left with them. I stayed with them for awhile and then took off by my self because I was becoming depressed. I couldn't handle feeding off humans anymore. Their emotions were too much for me, so I only fed when I couldn't take the burn anymore. Then in 1948, I found my Alice. She told me about another way to live, I was skeptical at first, but then I just went with it. Turns out it was the best decision of my life."
"I swear, if I ever see that bitch Maria, I will tear her ass up, burn the pieces and dance around the fire for what she did to three of my children," I seethed.
"Wow, mom just cussed," boomed out Emmett.
I looked at everyone and said, "I'm sorry."
"You have nothing to be sorry about. You were just expressing your emotions," Carlisle said before kissing my temple, when did he move?
"Dad, please don't think of that, that is just disgusting," Edward said with a shudder.
"Sorry, son," Carlisle said, and if he could, I knew he would be blushing.
"What's going on?" I ask the both of them.
"Apparently, dad likes it when you cuss," said Edward.
"What do you mean?" I ask confused.
"Dad was turned on by your dirty language," said Emmett.
I knew that I blushed a bright red, which caused the children to laugh.
"Okay, leave your mother and me alone," said Carlisle.
I nodded and said, "Whose next?"
Edward sighed and began to speak, "I was born in 1901 as Edward Anthony Mason II. My mother was a stay at home mom and my father was a lawyer. I was closer to my mother then I was to my father. My father wanted my to be a lawyer like him, but I wanted to join the army. My mother didn't like that to much. Then in 1918, the Spanish Influenza hit and my father, mother and I all caught it. My father was first to die. Then my mother, but before she died, from what Carlisle told me, she asked Carlisle to save me. We think that she some how knew what he was and so she basically told Carlisle to change me. He did. I was seventeen when dad changed me. I started off on the animal diet, but about ten years later, I went through a rebellious stage. I started to feed on humans, but only the bad ones like Peter and Charlotte. A few years later, I felt like I was losing my self, so I went back to Carlisle. I started up the vegetarian diet again, and have been on it ever since."
"Edward, don't be ashamed, of your rebellious stage. Every teenager goes through it. I went through it, I went against what my mother said a lot of the time, just like you went against what your father said," I told him.
I was about to ask who's next, but from the look on Alice's face, I knew. Since I was still next to Jasper, I reached over and grabbed her hand.
Alice looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, "All I know from my human life is that my name was Alice Brandon. I don't know anymore, I don't even know my real age. When I woke up to the vampire life, I had two visions, one of Jasper and the other of Dad and Edward. I knew that I couldn't go to dad until I had Jasper with me, so I waited. When Jasper found me, we went looking for the family. We have been with them ever since."
"Alice, don't cry over not remembering your past. Just be happy that you now have a mate that loves you and a family that also loves you," I tell her.
She gives me a smile, which I return. I then look up to Emmett and Rosalie. Emmett is looking at Rosalie with concern; in fact, everyone is looking at her with concern. I get up again and walk over to sit next to Rosalie. I pull her into my arms and just hold her.
"Rosalie, just start whenever you want, okay," I tell her.
She nods her head, takes a deep breath and begins, "I was born Rosalie Lillian Hale in 1915. At eighteen, I was considered the most beautiful girl in Rochester, New York. I know it went to my head, I know that I am probably the vainest person ever. But back then I didn't. I was engaged to Royce King II. I thought that he loved me, but he didn't. One night, while I was walking home from a friend's house, I saw Royce and few of his friends. He called me over to him, and I went. Turns out they were drunk."
I have a feeling of what happened next.
"Hon, just continue when you can," I whisper to her.
"They beat and r-r-raped me, then they left me to die in the middle of the street. I thought that I was going to die there, but I didn't. Dad found me and changed me. So I was changed in 1833 at the age of eighteen. When I woke up, I was angry and scared. Dad assured me that he and Edward wouldn't hurt me. After they explained everything to me, I was really angry. Instead of taking it out on them, I took it out on those bastards. I found and killed every single one of them. I saved Royce for last though. After that I went back to Dad and Edward. Then in 1935, I found Emmett, my light in this life. Even though I love my family with everything that I am, I still hate that I am a vampire sometimes. There was one dream that I had as a human and that was to have children. I always wanted a baby, now I can't have one."
She has been through so much. I know that she would have been a great mother.
"Rosalie, I'm sorry that you never got to experience motherhood, but I just know that you would have been a great mother," I tell her.
"Thanks mom," she whispers.
I look over to Emmett and he's looking at Rosalie. When he looks at me, I nod my head for him to start.
"I was born Emmett Dale McCarty in 1915. I remember that I had a large family. I was a wild child, but I always helped my family. I was an awesome hunter, but I guess that I wasn't as good as I thought. In 1935, I was changed at the age of twenty. Rose found me in the woods, being mauled by a bear. She killed the bear and then ran me all the way to Carlisle. She didn't think that she could change me herself. I was in and out of it the whole time, I thought that Rose was an angel and Carlisle was god. But anyways, when I woke up, I thought it was cool that I was a vampire."
"Emmett, you are one special person. I bet that you love to hunt bears." I told him.
"Hell yeah!" he exclaimed.
"Language, Emmett," I scold him. "Now that I know all of your stories, I want to say a few things."
I look around and all of them look nervous, even Carlisle. I guess I should put them out of their misery, "I love you all even more. You all have become stronger then you think. Carlisle, you found a way to live without harming humans and that gave you the strength to become a doctor. Jasper, once you found that there was a better way to live; you took the opportunity to embrace it. Edward, you rebelled against your father, but that just made you become stronger. Alice, you never gave up, you could have, but you didn't. Rosalie, you over came what happened to you and you found real love. Emmett, you are what holds this family together, you make everyone happy when they are down, and you are make stressful situations lighter. You all contribute something to this family, and I love you all for it."
I look around at all of them and they all seem to be in their own little worlds. I let them take it all in and just wait. The next thing I knew, I was in a group hug with all the children.
"We love you mom," said Rosalie.
"I love you all too," I tell them. "Shoot, I forgot about the ice cream, now it's probably all melted."
What a great way to change the subject, so they won't dwell on their pasts.
"No, I put it away, and also the rest of the food," said Carlisle.
"That reminds me. Why did you by so much food? It's only you that needs to eat," asked Jasper.
See, totally got them to think about something else.
"Well, everyone was watching us shop. I had to make it look like I was going to feed all of you. It would look weird if I only bought enough for me. I had to get a lot because I am supposed to be feeding a family of six and also my self. And plus three of you are teenaged boys and they are supposed to eat like there is no tomorrow. You all see the size of Emmett, if he were human, I bet he could eat all the food I bought plus more all by him self," I tell them.
"So, you put on a show for everyone?" asked Jasper.
"Yes, I did. I made them believe that I would never feed you guys already made food. I actually bought all the ingredients to make a pizza instead of buying a frozen one. I swear that all the mothers were giving me the evil eye. I told your father that I would never feed you guys a frozen pizza because you all deserve better than that. With all of you kids at school all day and having to eat the crappy cafeteria food and then there's your father who is at the hospital all day. You all deserve a home cooked meal, not a meal that takes about ten minutes to cook," I tell them.
"You should have seen what happened after she said that. She said that while we were going down the frozen food section and she said it kind of loud. Every female in the isle ended up putting the frozen pizzas that they were going to buy back. Some even put some of the other frozen foods back. I heard a few of the women say that they were never going to go grocery shopping while your mother was there. Your mother made every female very self conscious about what they needed to feed there families. Some women even started to follow us around the store and got everything your mother got. At one point, when your mother noticed this, she started to grab random things and putting them in the cart. Then she would look down at the cart, take it out and then put it back," said Carlisle.
"Hey, I didn't expect them to copy everything I did. It's not my fault that these women don't know how to cook real food. I think the only females in this town that cook home cooked meals for their families are Mrs. Webber, Sue Clearwater, and Emily Young," I say.
"You know people from La Push?" asked Alice.
I look around at everyone and they looked kind of shocked.
"Yes, I use to babysit a few of the kids from there when I would come to visit my dad. Jacob Black, Seth Clearwater, Paul Lahote, Embry Call, and Quil Ateara. I believe that Embry is seventeen, Jacob, Quil, and Paul are sixteen, and Seth is fourteen. I am really close with Paul though, I used to cook for him when I came down to visit my dad, and I send him cookies every month," I answer Alice.
"Have you seen them lately?" asked Rosalie.
"No, but I have met Emily Young, she is Sam Uley's fiancée. I never babysat him, but I know who he is. She came up to me and introduced herself at the grocery store, the day before the accident. She invited me to a bonfire, its tomorrow night. So I figured that I would spend today and most of tomorrow with all of you and tomorrow night I would go to the bonfire," I say to them.
"You can't go!" yelled all five teenagers.
"Don't yell at your mother," said an angry Carlisle.
"We're sorry, mom," they all said with their heads down.
"It's okay, now tell me why I should not go," I ask them.
"Because it's too dangerous," said Edward while the rest nodded their heads in agreement.
"How is it dangerous?" I ask.
"We can't tell you, but please don't go," said Rosalie.
"I'm really sorry guys, but I miss them. I am going and that is final. I will call your father when I get there, and then I will call him when I get home so you all know that I am safe. Now, I am going to make me something to eat and then we can watch the movies," I say walking to the kitchen, effectively ending the conversation.
"How did she know the way to the kitchen?" I asked.
"I don't know, but how can we let her go to La Push?" asked Edward.
"Your mother can go where ever she wants. We can't stop her from going, and if you do you will all be punished," said dad sternly.
"Let's change the subject, or we are going to start arguing," said Alice. "Really though, how did she know where the kitchen was?"
"I just know, I can't explain it," said mom as she came out of the kitchen with nasty human food. "So, we are going to start off with Finding Nemo. Then we will watch Carlisle's pick, then mine, then Emmett's, then Rosalie's, then Alice's, then Edward's, and then Jasper's. Now, tell me what you all picked."
"I picked The Hangover," I said.
"I picked The Devil Wears Prada," says Alice.
"I picked 2 Fast 2 Furious," says my Rosie.
"I picked The Outsiders," says Edward.
"I picked The Fight Club," said Jasper.
"I picked Ocean's Eleven," said dad.
"Those movies are all really good, and I can see why you all picked them," said mom.
"Well come on now, lets watch the movies!" I exclaimed.
We all sat around the living room and Alice got up to put the first movie on. Everyone is going to love it, I just know it.
A/N: I'm sorry for the long wait. I hope this is was a good chapter and it will hold you until the next one.