This is my first foray into Twilight in FanFiction. I normally write in Alice 2009 with one story (maybe two) in Alice 2009/Alice in Wonderland 2010 crossovers. I LIKE AU. A LOT. I also love taking a story and turning it on its ear.
Now here is a thing about me. I have 2 stories going on now, Revelations and Tea Shoppe. Tea Shoppe is COMPLETELY original while Revelations is a sequel. Tea Shoppe is also being redone as an Edward/Bella story if I can ever post it on Twilighted. I also have some short stories that I write under Songs for Alice that are there to allow me some outlet. I write to music. Always. I live in a world of music. So while this won't be superfast updated, but probably updated if not every week, then as soon as possible after that. It may go faster or slower depending on my other stories. And I like large chapters. Now I just wrote my largest, 16K, but normally they go from 3k to 6k.
Disclosure: Twilight is the property of Stephenie Meyers. Not mine. I never get to have the fun of being the original writer yet, I just play in everyone's sandboxes.
Thanks as always to Alaina Downs for being a saint and reading through these. Thanks so much! I know Twilight isn't your thing, but I value your input so much. You truly are the best out there! I promise to try to keep the whineyness down in this fic!
Thanks also to Duchessfaleen, I love you being my cheerleader. All I had to say is that I am writing, you said you would read. You didn't care it wasn't Alice. Well you did, but only because you had such a vague recollection of who is who. I will help! Of course it helped when I told you it would help with a Dark Hatter, but then…we like to get Dark Hatter going right?
To any of my Awesome readers from Alice who came to read this because you like me, Thank you. You are the reason I can write, you guys are my support and you have helped me grow into the writer I am now. Without you guys, there would be no stories. Period. Well maybe Alice and Hatter since we have WELL established that I read it over and over. Thank you for even reading this far. If you don't read it, that's ok. I will catch you on Alice 2009. But if you want to take a chance, I would greatly appreciate it since you guys know me.
Mucho thanks belong to CarlislaCooper for Feral Blood. Without this story, I would have never been exposed to a Carlisle/Bella match. I love them almost as much as I love my Hatter/Alice couples. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my ideas, I will try to stick to my plan, but my characters like to go somewhere else a lot. A LOT. Just ask my readers! Or myself for that matter... Thanks.
Song I listened to for this chapter: All We Are by One Republic
The Cullens have decided to graduate college this time when they move. This may or may not have been under the influence of Alice Cullen. Ok, in reality it is entirely due to her demands.
You see, the Cullens have stayed in Alaska longer than normal due to Alice. They would have left to move earlier and had the "kids" start in high school so that they could stay longer. But, Alice had a vision, and then proceeded to tell them all they need to wait for a little longer.
Edward had at first wanted to leave right away, but Alice came to him, and asked that he follow her lead in this. If he did so, the thing he has wanted in 109 years will be his. Edward had been shocked that she was aware of it, but he agreed quickly. Ending this loneliness will be a strong relief, to say the least.
Jasper has no problem waiting. He is still working on his control; he has the least control of his bloodlust any of the Cullen family. And from Alice's subtle hints, he will need to perfect that control. He will not fail his Alice again, as he has time and time again in the past. Neither Alice nor anyone else in the family has blamed him in the past, but he has the feeling this is more important than anything else in the past. Plus he never went against anything his mate wants, within reason.
Emmett, well Emmett just goes with the flow, he is that easy going. And with how Alice is acting, he is thinking this will be major. Nobody takes him seriously, even himself. But Emmett can do deep thoughts. It's just most of the time it is too much damn work.
When Alice come to Carlisle, he just raises an eyebrow on his youngest in the family. She smiles and pats him on the cheek after he agrees, telling him he will not regret this. Carlisle has learned not to bet against the pixie. Ever.
Rosalie is the problem. She is tired of Alaska. Tired of the snow and no people. She wants to go somewhere, anywhere. Alice tries everything to get her to agree. Finally she tells her that there is a reason and that Rosalie will be hurting at the very least one member of the family by NOT going along with Alice. Rosalie may be tough acting on the outside, but she loves every member of the family deeply. She stares at Alice then agrees.
Alice dances through the house, happy. Soon their family will be whole. She promises to tell everyone when it is time to move. And she gets to work on getting everything ready.
Carlisle is staring at a book in his study, reminiscing on those discussions. They were five years ago and he is getting a little anxious to leave. To be frank, he has just been feeling a slight pull towards the south for the last 22 years that has only gotten stronger.
Before he can think anything more on it, Alice calmly walks into Carlisle's study and sits down.
Carlisle looks up from his book and asks her, "Alice, Good Afternoon. How may I help you?" He puts down the book, waiting for her to talk. Their discussions are always interesting.
Alice smiles at him and tells him simply, "It's time Carlisle." She folds her hands in her lap, waiting for his reaction, and hopes she can win this time. Just one time.
Carlisle lifts an eyebrow, knowing that she is pushing, and calmly waits out Alice. The blonde leans back in his leather chair wearing his khaki slacks with a white and blue small checkered shirt, with a white scarf on. His golden eyes are twinkling in mischief as he watches her squirm. He recalls exactly what she is talking about, but if they are moving, Alice needs to remember that humans don't have perfect recall.
Alice sighs, knowing what Carlisle is up to. Alice has her hair styled in a spiky mess, while she is wearing a bright red tunic sweater over heather gray leggings with red ballet shoes paired with it. She can't wait until this is over, but until then, "The move. It's time to move Carlisle. We are going to move to Seattle. You should be able to get a position there in your field, I would highly suggest the emergency room, but you can also be a professor. I have already started the paperwork on the house. You should be receiving the call from the realtor later today." She shouldn't even try, Jasper has tried to explain in the past why Carlisle will never let her win THAT particular contests.
Carlisle cages his fingers in front of him, enjoying the ball of energy in front of him. Alice is a delight to him, and between her and the rest of the family, keeps up his spirits.
Then Alice told him something shocking, "Carlisle, you will be our brother this time around. You need to be close to your age. There is a very good reason, but I know you will have some issues with your age and getting respect. Jasper is working with Jenks to get that straightened out. Our parents will be nebulous people who have passed away I think."
Carlisle frowns as he tries to think of all the complications this may cause and then finally asks her, "Is this all necessary Alice? You know the less questions we raise the better it is."
Alice looks at him, noticing the older clothing he is wearing and the age he imparts to the casual observer. "Carlisle. Jasper and Edward both tell me the demands of acting older than your age is telling. You need to have some time to step outside your normal role. You act like you are in your 30's even here in Alaska when there is no need. Let loose. There is a 23 year old man hidden in that 360 year old body." She relaxes in the chair and watches him. She has seen the outcome of this discussion, but Carlisle needs to come to his own conclusion, he has surprised her in the past so she needs to make sure...
Carlisle closes his eyes. He has been feeling weary. He is also so tired of the act of being everyone's father. He leads the family. There is no denying that. He is the alpha of the coven. But, acting as the father of 5 teenagers that are truly not teenagers, that is hard. His instinctive ways of acting among them are not what the normal society will accept. He sighs in relief, knowing he will enjoy being just the head of the family, but not everyone's parent.
Alice bounces in her chair, seeing his decision. This helps her out so much… in doing everything and making her vision more defined. She declares to Carlisle, "Shopping!"
Carlisle can't help himself and he laughs. "Alice, like you really need an excuse for shopping. But, pray tell, is the occasion this time?"
Before she answers, there is a knock on the door. Carlisle calls for Edward to enter, recognizing his oldest companion. Edward walks in, in a light grey thermal and a blue and grey flannel over it with dark washed jeans. His bronze hair is all over the place as normal.
Carlisle chuckles over the clothing they all wear. They all seem to look like they step out of a fashion magazine. At least that is what the nurses in his hospitals have mentioned in the past. Alice dictates to them all what they wear at all times. He does have to admit that the admiring glances have gotten worse since then. Though he is not too sure that this is a bonus in his or Edward's situation.
Edward glances around the room as he tells Carlisle, "She is redoing all of our wardrobes, but yours, my old friend, is getting completely trashed." He chuckles, sympathizing since he has had it done once. But, they all need to dress their parts, clothes help fool people on aging also. Carlisle is a perfect example of this.
Alice is mentally reviewing everything Carlisle owns, but she has just reached the conclusion that Edward has already seen. She grins at him. "And everyone is coming along!" She grins as she hears the groans from all the men in the house. Rosalie laughs along with her, enjoying the fact they will get to torment them all at once.
Edward gazes fondly on his sister. He loves her dearly. He knows there is something special about this move; she is way too excited for it. Then he hears her, "Edward, it's time. It will all work out, just trust me. You will not hurt her. I have complete faith in you. Just keep doing what I asked of you and it will work. I will bring you something closer to time." He nods letting her know he will keep up his part of the bargain. It is in his best interest also.
Carlisle rose from his seat and asks, "Can we take this downstairs now and have a family meeting? We need to get moving on all the details."
Alice dances out of her seat to his side and kisses his cheek. "Carlisle. This move will be the best. Trust me."
The two men laugh at the pixie as she dances out of the room.
True to her word, Alice takes care of everything. Plus some other details that no one else knew about. She made sure their home has some extra rooms, and that their classes are in a particular order. She had started them on correspondence classes while in Alaska, none of them knowing why while they waited for the time to move.
But now, with all her careful planning, she has set up everything as she can on her side. Now if the other parties to all this will cooperate. One she will get the cooperation of, but first she will need to gain the complete trust of Edward. The other, well that is why all this work has been put into place. It is time for them all to be a complete family and put away past regrets.
Bella sighs as she moves into the house she has somehow inherited. She has had multiple people check out the paperwork, but as much as anyone can figure out, she inherited this mansion of a house from a complete stranger. It does not matter that they could be family or not, neither Bella or her parents have any idea who they were. And per the paperwork, she cannot sell it until she has graduated from college or reached twenty five. Along with the house, that came fully furnished, she receives her college tuition paid for and she has a stipend. The other stipulation bugs her the most. She will need to replace her truck later this year, though to be honest she will need to as soon as she is fully moved in. She just has to go to the Mercedes Dealership and pick the model she likes. That and the color are the only options she has to pick. Everything else is already taken care of.
Ugh. She hates gifts. But her family and Bella were very aware that Bella may have not been able to complete college because of money. Her studies along with the demanding drive from Forks made it impossible to work. And if she had tried to work and live in Seattle, she still could not have paid for schooling. Specially with Charlie getting ready to retire. And Renee. Bella quickly dismisses Renee from her mind.
Bella has no idea who her mysterious benefactor is and nothing she has done has made it possible for her to find out who it is. But the name on the will was a Mary Alice Cuileann, and she has no way of knowing what relation she is to this person, or even how they know of her!
Bella walked out to the old Chevy truck to get another load of boxes of her personal stuff when a yellow Porsche drove past her and pulled into the driveway of the house next to her. Following close behind it was a red Jeep Wrangler and some moving trucks.
Bella shook her head as she soon heard some ruckus being made. So much for the quiet of the neighborhood. She vaguely remembers that lawyer making a comment that a large family had bought the house next to her and will be moving in shortly.
She continues to trek back and forth in between the house and the driveway. Bella is in fact so lost in her thoughts that she doesn't hear the small pixie like girl walk up on her until she clears her throat.
Bella jumps and promptly falls down, her boxes landing next to her. She mumbles to herself, "Umph. New record, it took me less than two hours to fall."
Bella then looks up when she hears a tinkling laughter coming from above her. The small woman had jet black hair that is styled in messy soft spikes all over. Her skin was whiter than Bella's, which makes it stand out to Bella. She is very petite and would stand shorter than Bella even with her heels. She is wearing a purple cowl neck sweater with black skin tight pants and these adorable heels with a bow on the front.
The pixie tells her, "Hi! I'm Alice. We are going to neighbors and best friends!" She looks like she wants to bounce in place.
Bella chuckles to herself, as she carefully stands up. She analysis her body and doesn't feel anything broken. She turns to Alice and tells her, " 'ello, Alice. I'm Bella. Isabella Swan. But, please call me Bella if we are to be best friends." She humors the pixie.
Alice grins at her and tells her, "Just wait, I am telling you, we will be best friends!" She can tell that Bella is putting up with her, but she is just so excited to meet this woman who is going to change all of their lives for the better, basically Bella is the one who will fix their family. And she is gorgeous! She has mahogany hair down to her waist, it has all these reds and chocolate colors mixed in it. It is also slightly curly, giving it a definite body. Alice muses it will look better once she can get it trimmed. The heart shaped face, with the big brown doe eyes and the porcelain skin should have men turning their heads, no matter what the age. And her body! Now only if she didn't cover it in the shapeless UDUB sweatshirt. The jeans work, but not the converses she is wearing underneath.
Bella sighs and tells Alice, "It has been great to meet you, but I need to get these in the house." Jake didn't show up again. Bella looks at her watch and shakes her head, why does it not surprise her at the least?
Alice frowns and then she calls softly under her breath, "Emmett, we need your help."
Emmett grins hearing her call and he hurries over to his sister. Bella happens to turn as he walks up and she jumps again. "Whoa." He grabs her to prevent her from falling again.
Alice laughs that tinkling sound and tells her, "This is my brother Emmett. We have more siblings on their way, but the two of us…umm hurried to be here first."
Bella shakes her head as she laughs to herself. "Well, the eyes and coloring match, but not the body types!"
Emmett and Alice quickly glance at each other, shocked that she has picked up on that so quickly. Emmett casually comments, "Not too sure how we all have those same features, my oldest brother is trying to figure out how our parents got all of us. But, there are few actual siblings in the family. My Rosalie and her brother Jasper Hale, then there is the munchkin and her twin brother Edward Masen. Carlisle and I are the only two not physically related to anyone else. To make it easier on outsiders, we all have taken the surname Cullen."
Bella didn't miss the possessiveness over Rosalie's name. But she sees nothing wrong with it if they are not all related. She just grabs a box and tells them, "Nice to meet you, but I really need to get these in before it rains."
Emmett realizes Alice called him over to help and he grabs a couple of boxes. He acts like they are heavy when he realizes that they say books, but he tells her, "Lead on. I will help. My parents raised me to help out a lady."
Bella blushes and she murmurs a thank you. There is no time to waste as they all look at the clouds above.
After 30 minutes of getting her boxes in, Emmett asks about the truck."Is it yours?"
Bella nods as she tries to find the coffee maker. She is cold and needs to make some to warm up. She answers Emmett absently, "Yeah. It was a gift when I moved here when I was 17. But, unfortunately, I am going to be replacing it soon."
Bella soon finds the coffee maker and then turns to ask the two siblings, "Do you want any?" Shaking it slightly to let them know what she is talking about.
Alice smiles at her and glides gracefully to her side. "No, but thank you, Bella. Emmett and I need to get back to the house to meet with the rest of the family. Why don't you come over later tomorrow? Everyone but Edward and Carlisle will be here by then." Get more of them used to her. Edward will be the challenge.
Bella looks at her and tries to get out of it, "I will need to be unpacking-"
Alice interrupts her, "Nonsense! I will come to help out on Saturday. Come over whenever you feel like, but no later 11. See you then!"
Alice skips out of the house. Bella stands there watching after her bemusedly.
Emmett watches the woman who the Cullens came for. He doesn't know how she will affect the family, but Alice is anxious to get her integrated into the family. He reaches over, hugs Bella and tells her, "Don't worry about it Belly. She's always like this."
Bella laughs over her nickname he granted her earlier and tells him, "And let me guess, you are always like this."
He grins down at her and releases her. "You betcha! Have a good night Bella. If you need anything, we will be next door." He turns to walk out and waits outside until he hears the doors lock. Time to see what information he can get from the pipsqueak.
WOW! I haven't typed out a chapter in 2 hours for awhile. But then, I am trying to incorporate a movie in my last one, and they take longer.
So here is the deal. My other readers in Alice 2009 know I RESEARCH. Yep I look up things, pictures and so forth. I also love to play mind games, even with myself. I will throw things in earlier chapters that will have huge significance later. You should see them go like crazy now over details.
I also post pictures on my Facebook account which is listed on my profile. In fact the cars, pics of Bella and Carlisle and their houses are all posted. I chat on there a lot to my readers and ask for input and so forth. One of the biggest reasons I talk on there also is I open it up for music. I HAVE to write to music and find the right song. The words always find their way somewhere, or the picture they paint is in there.
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