Disclaimer- I don't own any of the characters or anything that may have to do with Stephenie Meyer work but I do own my own ideas for this story
When I woke the next morning, my head was throbbing, but I just shrugged it off and got up. I walked into the kitchen to look at the stove clock and it said that is was eleven o'clock in the morning.
I walked up stairs to start packing all of my necessities for the trip. I was trying to be a quiet as I could so that I wouldn't wake Angela. I knew that she would feel worse than I did. I decided not to wake her for another thirty minutes. When I looked over at her, I saw that she had drool running out of her mouth onto my pillow. I'll definitely be giving her that pillow when we leave.
I packed my laptop, some of my favorite jeans and shirt. I put some of my party clothing that Alice had bought for me over the past year in my suitcase, and all of the pictures that I had of my family and friends. The only things that I left out were my tripp black chain pocket skinny jeans. Of course, I also left out my black chunky triple strap boots, and my gray tunic tank top that has a picture of a skull with cross bones on the back of it.
I have no idea what Angela would be wearing, but whatever it is, I'm sure it is going for be adorable. She can always find something that looks ragged and make it look beautiful.
When I got everything packed and put into the back of my pick-up, I decided to call my mother and talk to her until I went to wake Angela. I walked over the the phone that was in the kitchen and sat at the table. I picked up the receiver and dialed her number. As I was calling I twirled the cord between my fingers.
Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring
You have reached the Dwyer residence. If you would leave your name and number we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. Thank you, and have a great day.
"Hey, mom I was just calling to talk to you for a little while before we left, but I suppose you busy or
not home at the moment. I will try to call your cell phone. I love you mom!" After that I hung up and tried to call her cell.
I looked down at my stomach as it was demanding for something to eat, but I didn't want to eat too much for the fear of making myself sick. So I decided to eat one banana and drink a small can of V-8. I got Angela some out too when I finally decide to go wake her up. After I got all of that laid out I started to call my mom's cellphone now.
Ring Ring Ring Ring...
Hello, you have reach Renee Dwyer. I'm sorry that I am not able to reach my phone at the moment, but if you would leave your name and number, I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you, and have a nice day.
"Hey, mom I tried to call the house phone and now your cell phone, but I'm still not getting an answer. I was just calling to talk to you for a little while before we left for Italy. I guess you can try and call back when you get this, but there are not any promises that I will still be here to answer we are leaving at five. When we get there and settled in, I will try to give you a ring then. I love you mom, and tell Phil I said hey. Bye, mom."
Well, I guess will have to talk to her sometime later. "sigh"I really wish I would be able to talk to her before I leave, but who knows she might call me back before I leave.
I guess it's time for me to go wake up Angela.
I walked up the stairs slowly hoping to her the phone to ring. I really want to talk to my mom before I have to leave. I already can't see her before we get on the flight; I would at least want to talk to her for a minute or two, but I respect her and Phil. They have a lot of things to do in their life with work and all.
When I walked into the bedroom, she had somehow flipped herself upside down. Her head was at the foot of the bed and her feet at the top. One of her arms were hanging off the side of the bed, mouth hanging open, and some of the loudest snores were coming out of her mouth.
I walked over to her and bent down to the side of the bed and shook her lightly.
"Hey, Ang wake up. You have to start getting ready." I shook her again then a bit harder when she didn't respond.
"I'm up, but I feel like shit." She moaned, sitting up resting her head in her hands. Her face was pale and she looked as if she would barf at any moment.
I moved the trash can closer to her so if she had to it would be near by.
"Did you leave all your things out in the truck yesterday or is there anything in the house that needs to be taken out?" I asked her, knowing that if there was anything in the house, that I would be the one taking it out.
"Yeah, it's just some clothes. Do you think you could bring them up here and put them in your room so I can take a shower. I'll just get dressed in your room. Also, Do you think you can throw my dirty clothes in the washing machine and dry them as well. I think after I get out of the shower I'm just going to call my mom and dad, then go back to sleep and try to sleep some more of this off. I highly doubt I will ever get drunk again."
I laughed and walked down the stairs to try and find her clothes which were sitting beside the couch. I brought them up the stairs and set them inside the bathroom while she was getting undressed.
"I think there is some Advil in the medicine cabinet. It should help with your headache."
She smiled at me gratefully and started looking through the cabinet.
I started to go back down the stairs when she yelled down at me, "HEY, BELLA DO YOU THINK YOU CAN WASH THE CLOTHES I JUST TOOK OFF. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM ON THE TRIP WITH ME! YOU DIDN'T ANSWER ME EARLIER!"
"Sigh" I forgot all about that.
"YEAH, I'M COMING BACK UP! I hollered back.
I walked into the bathroom, once I opened the door my face was hit with steam. Damn, how hot does she have to have the water? I walked over to the front of the sink and picked up her clothes and took them back down stairs to throw them in the washer. I walked back up to my room so I could take her clothes there then took off mine so I could wash them too. I didn't bother to put on anything because I'm going to take a shower after her. I walked back down stairs in nothing but a towel to put my cloths in the washer as well.
Why leave the house in a mess? When we finally do come back to the states, I know I sure don't want have to clean up a mess that we left behind. I mean we cleaned up last night, but not enough.
I started to dust everything off and moved all the trash bags to the front door. I put all the dishes in the right places. I swept the floors and mopped.
By the time I had finished the house smelled of Pine-sol. I looked around at the house and it looked great. The only room I still haven't touch is Charlie's and I highly doubt I will touch his for a long time.
I don't want to wash the sheet on his bed because they still hold a little bit of his smell on them. As far as I am concerned that room will be off limit until I say so.
When I heard the shower kick off, I grabbed a wash cloth and waited outside the door for her to come out. Once she walked out her hair was dripping water all in the floor with her towel pressed tightly around her.
"It took you long enough, don't you think? I quizzed, with a smirk.
She just smiled and waved me off.
"Hey, a girl has to have a clean body don't she. She can't be getting on an airplane smelling like vomit." She grimaced at the thought from earlier today.
"I hope you know you will be cleaning all this water up off the floor when you are dressed." I said in a more commanding tone.
She looked at me and grinned and acted as if she was going to argue but when she saw there wasn't any in the mood she just simply nodded.
Once I was in the bathroom about to start the shower she hollered from my room at me, "Hey, I'm going to start drying our cloths now and clean a little more." which I told her would be fine.
Once I got into the shower I turned the water all the way to hot and just let the steam roll of f my back. The only thing I could think about was what all we were going to do in Italy. I mean I'm excited, but I'm nervous about it all at the same time. It's a total new country with new people that I am not familiar with and I'm sure Angela's not neither. My biggest fear of going there is what if me and Angela get caught up in some kind of sex trade. I mean you hear about it on the news all the time. I guess we will just have to hope and pray that we don't.
By the time the water started to get cold, I hurried to get rinsed off and get out.
I walked to my bedroom to see Angela sitting on my bed and she look gorgeous. She is definitely trying to get the guys attention when we land in Italy. She had on a gray tiered ruffled dress that was thigh length that had a black belt around her stomach . Her shoes were a matching silvery grayish xoxo gwen sandals. She had on the ring and earrings her mother had given her and lastly but not least her hair was in curls flowing down her back.
"Well, how do I look?" She asked, doing a spin smiling at me.
If I had been a guy I would have been drooling. She was just simply stunning.
"You look radiant. When we get to Italy, every guys mouth will hit the floor." I replied still looking her over.
"Hey, now if you don't stop I might think you may have a little crush on me." she laughed as I did.
Once we had finished laughing I walked over to were I had laid my cloths out at and started putting them on.
"So you're telling me I'm the only one that is going to be wearing a dress on the plane while you wear jeans and tunic." she said with her hand on her hips, looking at me expectantly.
"I wasn't the one to tell you to get all dressed up. We are only getting on a plane, then we will find where we will be staying. So, it's not like we're going to a dance or play. " I retorted.
She rolled her eyes and went to lie on the bed.
"Would you mind making it before you lie down on?" I pleaded with her.
"Why didn't you ask me before I lied down." She pouted.
I gave her a mischievous smile,"I don't know, Ang, but would you, please."
I started to beg at the end when she looked as if she wasn't going to move.
"Yeah yeah, I don't mind." She got up and started to make it
By the time I had got everything on I decided I would just let my hair fall loosely around my shoulders. I put on just a little bit of make up to make my face look a bit more natural. When I was finished I looked over at Angela waiting for her opinion.
"You look great, I still say you could have been a bit more dressier, but hey, each to their own, right?" She just shrugged and started walking back down stairs. Then turned back around with a full teeth smile.
"Hey, why don't you at least put a an accessory? You know maybe a necklace. You have a pretty gothic cross necklace that would set your outfit off." She said thoughtfully, pulling my necklace out of her pocket and handed it to me.
"I looked over what you were going to wear so I went out to the truck and looked through your bags for it." She told me.
"You're right. I need something to finish off the outfit I guess." I took it from her and started to fastening it around my neck.
That did it, I looked great.
I turned to look at Angela and just smiled.
"Now, you look a little more decked out."
We walked back down stairs and it was a quarter 'til one so we have a little bit of time before we have to leave.
"What do you want to do before we leave?" I questioned her
Right after the words left my mouth there was a knock on the door.
I went to answer it and it was Alice. She had a radiant smile on her face.
"Hey, I just thought I would come by and see you before you took off for your big trip to Europe."She said while walking into the house.
"Yeah, we're leaving at two fifteen, so we don't miss our flight." I told her
We walked into the living room where Angela looked back and forth between me and Alice then she stood up.
"I think I will take the phone and go outside to call my mom" she announced, walking out to retrieve the phone. When we heard the door shut Alice turned to me as we sat down.
"She doesn't really like us Cullen's, does she? Alice commented with a pointed look.
"Its not that she don't like you all, she just feels uncomfortable with you all." I confessed to her.
I leaned back in the couch as she did. We sat there for a little while in a comfortable silence when she said, " How do you honestly feel about going to Italy? Are you going because you thing it's the only place you can go, or you want to go because you like the school?" She inquired while grabbing my hand.
If there's one this that I have noticed about all of these Cullen's, they are always, and I mean always, cold. But I'm haven't said anything about it. I don't want to offend them or anything. For all I know they may be anemic.
"To be truthful with you Alice, at first I was just going because it's fully paid with some exceptions you know, but as I got to looking into it I actually like the school. I also like the idea of going to a new country and learning a new culture. I mean Italy has to be a bit different than the United States." I explained to her.
She studied me for a moment then nodded her head in understanding.
"That's all I wanted to hear. I want you to do this because you want to; not because you feel as if you have no other choice. If that is what you are doing this, then you should just wait things out. There's no need in making any rash decisions." She advised me.
That's one of the things I'm going to miss about Alice, it's like she knows everything about me and we have only known each other for a year. Plus, she give good advise and looks out for me like a big sister would do. Even though I am older than her.
"Alice, I love you like a sister and you know that, but I'm going to this school 'cause I want to. I have looked into it thoroughly and I like it. Angela, likes it as well and you all ready know she will me attending it as well so it's not like I'm going there without knowing anyone. We will stick together like glue." I reassured her, giving her hand a small squeeze.
We sat there looking in to each others eyes for a few moment until Angela walked back into the house.
"Well, my mom told us to be care and have fun but most important of all lean a lot." She beamed at me, then went to go put the cordless phone back on the hook.
"I guess I should be going now. I have homework to finish." Alice proclaimed while getting up.
"I'll walk you out" Came my simple replied
As we walk outside time seemed to stand still. I felt like she wanted to tell me something, but changed her mind or Angela interfered one. I don't know.
When we were walking outside I notice she had a depressing look on her face. I figured she would eventually tell me when we got to the car.
We sat outside her car in silence, me looking at her and her looking down for a while. After about five car driving by I couldn't take the silence anymore so I asked her, "What's wrong?"
I was really concerned. Alice is usually the bubbly pixie like, but right now she wasn't ask as one.
"Oh, nothing I'm just going to miss my friend. You know she is moving the other side of the world." She croaked out, looking up with watery eyes.
"Alice, it will be okay. We can write each other and we can even talk on the phone ever now and then." I murmured giving her a hug and she hugged me back.
"I know, but can't I just be a little upset that my friend is leaving." she pouted, bringing back the Alice that I know.
I smiled and said, "Yes, I'm going to will you all too."
Then I thought about Carlisle, Esme, Emmett, and Jasper, wouldn't they want to wish me off as well.
"Where are the others?" I quizzed. I wasn't even going to bother with asking about Edward.
"Carlisle, is at work Emmett and Jasper went camping and Esme is helping out at the Nursing home. Its been planned for a while now so she couldn't miss it. They all wish you well though. Oh, and Edward well, he's at the house moping around. You know how he is." We laughed about that.
"Well, I guess I should be off. You don't want to miss your flight. It's all ready a little after two." she said casually.
"Yeah, I will talk to you later Alice. I will write you as soon as I can." I gave her one last hug than headed back in the house.
"You 'bout ready to go?" Angela inquired.
"Yeah, 'bout ad ready as I'm going to get." She whispered, looking like she was on the verge of tears.
I think she is going to be home sick for the first few weeks while we are there, but then again she might fool me. She might be a little upset because she just got off the phone with her family or could be the whole her leaving Ben thing again. Those two were really close, but if I know Angela she will get over it. Hopefully.
"Yeah, you can go a head and get in the truck, I just got to make one quick phone call, then I will be right out." I told her walking over to the phone.
Ring Ring Ring
"Hey, Billy its Bella, I was just letting you know that we are leaving now and the house is all yours until I get back, okay. You guys can do whatever you wish, as long as it stay clean and NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, goes in my dad room. Got it. I don't mean to sound rude about it, but I just don't want his stuff to be moved around or touched. The light bills and everything is all yours. If you don't want to pay for the light bill that fine, have it cut off. I will send some money back to pay for the taxes when I get some, okay. I commanded.
"Yeah, that's fine Bella. You know I don't have a problem with that. There's one thing I want to ask you though. Sam and Emily are looking for a place to stay for a while do you mind if they stay there?" He asked
"I don't mind as long as they pay the bills and don't go into Charlie's room. Make sure they understand that. The only rent I will ask for is if they pay the taxes and everything .I don't want any of the stuff that is in the house to be thrown away neither, okay. So make sure all that is crystal clear for them. If they don't want it in the house box it up and put in the building, but make sure they understand to not even open Charlie's door." I told him a second time.
"Okay okay, I got make sure they now not to go into Charlie's room and there's no rent but to pay the bills." He confirmed.
"That's all I ask for." I assured him.
"Okay Bella, be safe over there and Jacob sends his best wishes to you. Oh, one more thing, I know you have heard this before, but your father would be extremely proud of you right now."
"Thanks, Billy, but I have to go now. I try and write and phone you as much as possible when I get there, okay.
With everything taken care of now, I went back out to the truck and started for the airport. We didn't bother to go by anywhere to get anything to eat, since we were running late on time. I guess we will just eat whatever they have on the plane.
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