***Here's chapter four. Word of advice change your settings to 1/2. The way to do that is in the top right hand corner of the page in blue. It makes it easier to read. If you don't want to thats fine. Just thought I'd throw it out there! Special thanks goes to TraceyJ, my lovely beta, who has stampeded me with requests to beta 'Letters to Him' which I graciously accepted. Please don't forget to check out 'A Twisted Reality' and as always the disclaimer prevails. Don't forget to also review! Loves & Kisses, Whitney***
I was lying in bed later that night trying desperately to sleep when I heard the window slide up. I sat up and watched Alice's lithe body slip through the window.
"What are you doing here?" I asked in a hushed whisper.
"No need to whisper. Charlie won't wake up," she said happily.
"Okay, but why are you here?" I asked.
"Protection, remember? Plus we have to talk wardrobe tomorrow. You cannot wear that outfit tomorrow, ugh!" she muttered as she sat on the end of my bed.
I giggled and pulled my legs up to my chest as I leaned against the headboard.
"So what should I wear?" I asked.
She stood and went to my closet and immediately pulled out a pink sweater and a pair of jeans and tossed them on the end of the bed.
"Okay, I'll take your word for it. You're the psychic and fashion guru," I said with a laugh.
She giggled and looked at me intently. I knew she wanted to ask me something so I told her to spill it.
"Would Bella and I have been friends?" she asked.
I swallowed and nodded, "The best of friends. I wish that I hadn't of come here. You would have met her instead of me and then things would happen the way that they were supposed to. I keep messing things up."
She sighed and said, "Maybe this is how things are supposed to be now. Maybe this is an alternate universe or something and in the other world Bella and Edward are living their lives out the way they are in the book. This universe is for the maybes and could have beens."
I shrugged and flung my head against the headboard hard.
"Ow," I said rubbing my head.
She laughed and said, "I should have told you not to do that."
"Yeah you should have," I said with a laugh.
"Get some sleep. It's going to be a long day tomorrow," she said.
"What's going to happen?" I asked.
"You're riding with us," she said with a smile.
I groaned and laid my head down on my pillow. I ended up tossing and turning all night and barely getting any sleep. I gave up an hour before the alarm and went to the bathroom to shower. I decided to pay extra attention to my hair and makeup today because of the bags under my eyes from the lack of sleep. After dressing I heard the doorbell ring and ran downstairs to find Alice and Rosalie standing on Charlie's porch.
"You're early," I said as I let them in. I went into the kitchen and made myself a bowl of cereal from the box I'd bought with Edward the day before.
"We thought we'd help you get ready, Alice changed her mind on your outfit," Rose said holding out a gift bag.
I warily took the bag from her. Inside was a brand new pair of straight leg jeans and hunter green cashmere sweater.
"I can't accept this," I said shaking my head.
"You can and will. Besides, we didn't pick it out," Alice said with a smile.
Rose grinned and I looked between them.
"Who did?" I asked.
"Edward," they said together.
"Edward? Edward picked out clothes for me? Why?" I asked dumbfounded.
"He saw Alice's vision of you in that hideous pink sweater and thought this would look better," Rose said with a shrug.
Alice was bouncing with excitement and I was still staring at the items in my hands. She all but shoved me up the stairs to change my clothes; I noticed they fit me perfectly. I changed my shoes and came down stairs, finished my cereal then we left in Rose's M3.
I finally understood exactly what Bella felt with everyone staring at her when we walked into the school. I was not only the new kid, but I was walking into the school with the Cullen's. Every student was looking at me as Edward came to my side and whispered in my ear.
"They all think you and I are dating now," he said with a crooked smile.
I snorted and rolled my eyes. He laughed as we continued to walk. Everyone saw me to my locker then we separated for our classes. By lunch, I was overwhelmed to say the least. Jessica wouldn't leave me alone with what she thought was going on with me and the Cullen's. Eric, of course, wanted me to sit with them but Alice grabbed me and steered me toward the Cullen's table. I didn't bother to get a tray as my stomach was twisting in knots.
"Aren't you going to eat?" Edward asked.
I shook my head and Jasper laughed, "She's overwhelmed. They keep bothering her with questions and she's all jumbled. Do you need some help?"
I nodded my head and he sent me waves of calm so I grabbed the apple from Edward's tray.
"What if I was going to eat that?" he asked with a smirk.
"Yeah right and vomit it up later? I don't think so. I think this arrangement will work perfectly. You'll just get lunch and I'll eat off your tray." I said with a smug smile.
He laughed along with his siblings. When lunch was over Edward walked with me to Biology. During class we 'talked' like the day before only he asked me about myself. He wanted to know my likes and dislikes. It was hard to tell him my favorite books and movies because they were the Twilight series but he just laughed silently at me.
Our story is that interesting to humans?
It's the best. Girls everywhere fell in love with you and wanted the actor who played you in the movie to 'bite' them. It was disgusting really.
He looked taken aback and quickly wrote his response.
Girls were willing to change?
Many of my friends said they would go through the change for a love like you and Bella had. It was really romantic. I don't know if I'd give up my humanity for a guy though. I mean you're great and all but really?
He laughed silently again and shook his head then handed me his notes as the bell rang.
"You have to go to Gym today," he said with a smirk.
I grumbled and nodded my head, "Thanks, Dad."
I left class and headed toward the gym where Coach Clapp lectured me on ditching my first day. I told him I had female troubles and he left me alone. I didn't have to participate so I sat on the bleachers and sent Edward jokes in my head while randomly deciding what to wear the next day. I was debating between a pair of pajamas and lederhosen I didn't own when I received a text message from a number I didn't know.
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WEARING EITHER OF THOSE OR I'LL DRAG YOU TO SEATTLE TONIGHT!- Alice
I giggled silently and saved her number then texted her back saying I was just joking with her. The bell rang and I met Edward outside the gym.
"I got in trouble for laughing through my last class," he said with a smile.
"That'll teach you for listening in," I said with a smug smile.
"I wasn't listening in. You were practically yelling those jokes at me!" he retorted as we walked to the Volvo.
"I thought I was riding with Alice and Rose," I said as I slid into the passenger seat.
Edward slid into the driver's side. "They're going straight home to hunt, I went last night; so I'll be your protection tonight. We can work on your Biology homework."
I rolled my eyes as we zoomed toward Charlie's house.
The cruiser was in the driveway when we pulled up to the house which made me leery about Edward accompanying me home.
"Don't worry, he'll be nice," he said quietly.
I nodded as we walked into the house then called out, "Charlie!"
"Whitney?" he called back from the living room and then stepped into the hallway, "Who's this?"
"Charlie this is Edward Cullen, Edward this is my godfather, Charlie Swan," I said introducing them.
"Cullen? You're Doctor Cullen's boy?" Charlie asked as he shook Edward's cold hand.
"Yes sir, his youngest son," Edward responded.
"Edward and I have Biology together," I said in hopes this information would satisfy Charlie and he decides to leave us alone.
"Oh well, I'm going to the Black's for dinner tonight. I was going to see if you wanted to come, but I see you have plans. I'll be back late so don't wait up for me," Charlie said as he grabbed his coat and headed out the door.
"He's planning on watching the game and drinking lots of beer. I doubt he'll come back tonight at all," Edward said as I walked into the kitchen.
"Thanks," I said as I started making a sandwich.
"You should've eaten more at lunch," Edward said with a frown.
"I'm fine. I always have a sandwich when I come home. It's habit," I replied with a shrug.
I made my PB&J in silence then sat at the table to eat. It was weird, him watching me as I ate. Finally, I opened my mouth to ask him why he bought me the outfit to find that Edward looked embarrassed. I'm sure if he could have blushed, he would have.
"I thought the sweater would look good with your eyes," he mumbled.
"Thank you," I replied sincerely.
"You're welcome," he answered.
"Are we really going to do homework? I mean it's Friday and I've got all weekend," I whined.
He laughed and shook his head. "No we don't have to do homework. What would you like to do?"
"Help me fix up my room? I need some posters or something, it's too bland in here," I asked suddenly.
" Well….let's go to Port Angeles," he said standing up.
I cleaned up my sandwich and left a note for Charlie just in case he came back, then we hit the road.