The Jukebox contest
Song choice: "Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
Word Count: 7,362
Pairing: Rose and Emmett,
Summary: Rose is made to go on a family vacation. Not looking forward or wanting to go she doesn't expect anything to happen.
Disclaimer: I don't own the song or any of the Twilight characters. Everything belongs to its rightful owners. I'm just lucky to get to have fun with them.
Beta'd by the amazing Laurazuleta18!
"Rose, stop looking like we're the worst parents in the world. Is it so bad that we want to have a nice family vacation together?" my mom asked. She sighed as I shrugged still looking out the window.
"What's wrong Blondie mad because you couldn't go to sunny Florida with Vera to drink, party and suck face with random guys?" Jacob teased. I swear if he wasn't my little brother I would throw him over the side of the boat the first possible chance I got. So instead I grabbed his Gameboy DS from his hands and hit him in the head with it.
"Mom," he whined and I just rolled my eyes at his whining mumbling cry baby.
"Rosalie Lillian Hale you know better. And Jacob Michael Hale stop antagonizing your sister or else I'll let her keep hitting you and I'll take your Gameboy away from you for the whole duration of this vacation," my mom threatened.
"Yes mom," we both mumbled at the same time. If it wasn't for my little brother Dexter I would be questioning my parents want to ever reproduce after they had me. I love Jacob, mostly because he's my little brother and I kind of have to, but Dexter makes up for his annoyingness. Dexter is sweet and the perfect little brother. Jacob is just annoying and I'm not sure why but always smells, kind of like how a dog always smells.
We made it to the port and got there just in time when they started boarding. All of us handed our bags and got our room numbers.
"Why does Blondie get her own room?" Jake asked annoyed. He begged our parents to have his own room, saying that he's 13 and needed privacy.
"Because that was the deal we made with her. And if you had your own room I would be getting calls about you messing or breaking something. So you and Dexter are staying in our room," dad explained calmly. Jake crossed his arms and grumbled like the little kid he was.
"Can I spend the night in your room?" Dexter asked as we headed to our parent's room.
"Of course buddy," I smiled messing his hair.
"Can I spend the night?" Jake asked looking hopeful.
"Maybe, if you can actually not annoy the crap out of me."
"Then where's the fun in that," he laughed. Rolling my eyes, I couldn't help but smile. We both knew we annoyed the shit out of each other but that's just how it has always been between us.
"I'm gonna head to my room and get situated," I told them. As I headed to my room, I felt my phone vibrating and looking at the screen I saw that it was Vera.
"Hey," I answered happy to hear from my best friend.
"I still can't believe that you couldn't come to Florida with us for Spring break." I could hear the pout in her voice. We had plans of spending all day in the sun and partying late. And boys, finding lots of boys while we were down there.
"I know, but at least you get to be with all our friends, I'm stuck with my family."
"True, but it's not going to be as much fun without you."
"Of course not," I smiled and she just laughed in return.
"Do you know if you'll get any cell phone reception while on the cruise?"
"I'm not sure but I do have a phone in my room, so I might be able to use that. If not then we can just Skype that is if you'll take time out of your amazing Spring break to be able to talk to your best friend that'll be bored out of her mind. And I'm probably going to be gaining a ton of weight since there's food galore."
"Don't worry I think I can at least Skype with you once, you know so you can see the hot boys and fun times that you'll be missing out on." She teased.
"Thanks, love ya too," I mumbled sarcastically.
"You know I love you, but I got to get back to class because lunch is over. So count that as a bonus for you, your parents got you out a couple days early."
"Yeah, that's the only good thing," I sighed.
"It's at least something, but either way I got to go. I'll talk to you later."
When I got to my room all of my bags were already there, so I started to unpack everything and put it away in the drawers. As I looked around the room, I had to admit to myself this wasn't that bad. It was nothing compared to my parents chamber since they got the Penthouse Suite. But my Ocean View with Veranda room was perfect for me.
Once the safety drill was done and the ship took off I started to look around and my mom insisted that we eat lunch and dinner together since tomorrow we would all probably be doing our own thing around the giant ship. That was fine with me, I knew that I was going to try and enjoy myself as much as I could on the cruise, even if I was alone and with zero friends. As bad as it may sound, that meant spending time away from my family, but I am an eighteen year old girl, so can you really blame me?
"Not in my house!" I exclaimed as I gave Paul, one of my friends, a high five.
"Shut your trap Em and just play," Peter grumbled throwing the ball at my stomach.
"If you can't stand that I'm winning then get off the court and start taking notes Pete," I smirked.
"Why don't we just let our skills do the talking," Embry suggested. I smiled as I started and easily got past Peter. The guy might be big but he wasn't fast enough. Right as I was about to pass the ball to Edward I spotted the hottest girl I've ever seen. She had an amazing body. Long pale blonde hair, and damn, she was like an angel walking among men. The next thing I knew I was on my back and my head hurt.
"What happened?" I asked sitting up rubbing my forehead as the guys just all stood there laughing at me.
"So which part of that should I take notes on?" Peter asked wiping tears from his eyes while clutching his stomach.
"Bastards," I mumbled under my breath. Jasper extended his hand out to me as he started to calm down from his laughing fit.
"Em, I'm not sure what happened but at one second you were focused on the game and the next you were looking off to the side and then BAM! You were on your back from running into the pole. It was probably one of the funniest things I've ever seen."
"Yeah, yeah," I mumbled looking around for that girl that I just completely embarrassed myself in front of.
"Em, did that thick skull of yours finally find a worthy opponent or are you able to play?" Edward asked.
"Nah, I'm good," I told them getting up and ready to play again. I couldn't help but feel a bit sad that I couldn't see that girl anywhere around the court the rest of the day, and I didn't see her anywhere on the ship, at least where I was. But it was a ten day cruise so I had enough time to track her down.
The next day I woke up a little before nine and headed to the gym. I love cruises but a lot of it revolves around food. They even have a huge midnight buffet. All the food is delicious as well, but to make sure that all that food didn't stretch my midsection I made sure that I would hit the gym every morning. When I got there I couldn't help but notice the beautiful blonde from yesterday.
Seizing the opportunity I quickly ran and took the only other empty treadmill next to her. I figured I'd try to impress her a bit and started off at a higher speed than what I knew I should've. But to get a girl like her, you have to break the rules. Every now and then I would try to sneakily look over at her so I wouldn't be too obvious. Normally, I would start a conversation but she was listening to her iPod, so conversation wasn't an option at the moment.
"You know if you're gonna keep staring you should just take a picture," she told me as she started her cool down, "it'll last longer."
"Don't mind if I do," I smirked, picking my iPhone up and taking a quick picture of her.
"Hey!" she yelled, "I didn't mean that literally," she glared pulling the earphones out.
"Too bad I got it and I think I'm gonna keep it for a while. But all that's missing is your phone number so I can see the picture every time you call me," I smirked wider as she rolled her eyes.
"Does that line actually work on girls?" she looked at me cocking one eyebrow.
I put my feet on the sides so I could stop running and lean towards her. "Why don't you tell me?" I asked giving her my dimpled smile that I knew girls loved.
"You don't even know me? And I doubt we live anywhere near each other," she replied as she grabbed a towel wiping the sweat off of her and I turned off my machine to follow her.
"Well then why don't you let me get to know you? Say in 'bout an hour, meet me at the outdoor grill?"
"We'll see," she smiled and headed out of the gym. I waited till her amazing curves disappeared from my view and headed to my own room to get ready.
I practically ran back to my room and quickly showered. The only thing that took anytime was being able to find an outfit that would be perfect. After about five outfit changes I finally settled on something simple. I put on some jean shorts with a black t-shirt over top of my red bikini. I figured that after a late breakfast I could go to the pool and relax since it was sunny and fairly warm.
When I was done getting ready, it was a bit after ten, I headed to the deck and walked towards the outdoor grill. As I got closer it wasn't hard to miss the guy I was looking for. Compared to everyone around him he looked huge.
I can't lie and say that I wasn't attracted to him, because I would be crazy not to be. He had short brown curly hair and deep brown eyes to match. His build was tall and muscular. But not overly muscular that it was disgusting like those guys that you see in the Mr. Universe contests. Everything about him was perfect. And that smile, he had a very cute and adorable dimpled smile that took everything I had in me to resist not tackling him earlier.
When he spotted me from the table he was sitting at he smiled widely and stood up waving at me. I politely waved back and made my way over to him. As he pulled my seat out for me we exchange quiet 'hellos'. When we ordered our drinks we sat there in comfortable silence and looked over the menus in front of us. Every now and then I would try to sneak a peek over at him and I would find him looking back at me. Never before in my life could I remember any other guy able to make me blush, but I felt that unfamiliar heat rise to my cheeks whenever I saw him looking back at me.
The way he looked at me was different than other guys. It was as if I was some kind of treasure that he finally found. That I wasn't just some hot chick or whatever. For some reason, I felt different around him. Like I could be myself, and that there was this odd connection that I could feel sizzling between us. It was kind of freaking me out because I didn't even know his freaking name!
"I'll have two quarter pound bacon burgers with everything on them, large order of cheese fries and….tater tots," he smiled at the last part handing his menu to the waitress. I couldn't help the small laugh that escaped my lips. He might look like a walking building but he had this adorable childlike side that made me fall for him even more.
"Umm…I'll just have the grilled chicken salad," I told her quickly not really sure what else to order.
"You go to a grille and you order a salad?" he teased.
"Well I think you ordered enough meat and calories for the both of us," I replied taking a sip of my water.
"To have an amazing body like this and also have enough energy to keep up with you I need all those calories," he smiled.
"You don't even know my name."
"Well, not yet. But I think I can guess it."
"Oh, really," I challenged smiling while folding my hands on the table wondering what kind of cheesy line I would get next.
"It's easy, it's Rose."
I tried to think if I ever said my name to him before. But I was sure that I didn't. So after thinking for a bit I asked him why he thinks that.
"Because you're beautiful, but yet you have some thorns that would keep other guys away and discourages them from talking to you. But me I don't like to give up, and I also love a girl that I can joke and tease and she'd do the same back to me. Some would just want and like you for your beauty. But I love everything about you already," he smiled gently tucking a stray strand of hair behind my ear. I couldn't help the way my heart fluttered when he said 'love'. "So am I right?" he smiled.
"How many times have you used that line?"
"Including just now?" I nodded. "I lost count," he chuckled making me laugh. "It had to be right eventually."
"True, and I guess today's your lucky day. So you know my name, but what's yours?" He looked a little surprised at the fact that his guess had been accurate but smiled a little smugly at me.
"I think you should guess this time."
I leaned back and he mirrored my movement. Looking at him I had no idea what his name would be and I couldn't think of some cheesy pick up line.
"Hmmm…maybe your name is Zeus, since you're so big and strong," I told him smirking but at the same time sounding like I was about to faint.
"Well what about me being handsome? I'm sure you picked it because of my god-like good looks," he teased, I'm sure fishing for a compliment.
"No, I don't think Zeus was necessarily handsome," I teased. "He was just the 'king' of all the gods," I stated using my fingers making air quotations at the word king.
"I'll take that," he smiled shrugging and leaning back as the waitress came with the food. We sat there eating for a little bit, and I was still wondering what his name was.
"So was I right?" I asked
"Yes, I am the mighty Zeus," he replied trying to sound big and powerful while he flexed his muscles. I couldn't help but laugh as he kept posing and making stupid faces. To get him to stop I picked up one of his tater tots, dipped it in the ketchup and tossed it at him hitting him right between the eyes. If him posing like an idiot wasn't enough he now had a big blob of ketchup between his eyes. At that point I couldn't stop laughing while he pouted like a child going cross eyed from looking at the spot of ketchup.
Then suddenly the most un-lady like snort came from me from laughing so hard. When that happened I immediately stopped laughing and covered my face feeling myself blush even more, but this time in embarrassment. When I peeked through my fingers to look at him I could tell he was trying not to laugh.
"Did…did you just…?" he asked trailing off.
"Yes! Okay? I snorted," I yelled at him embarrassed. The embarrassment didn't get any better when he started to laugh loudly. Though I was completely embarrassed about my loud snort I couldn't help but smile from his loud belly laugh. "Okay, I think you've laughed enough and disturbed enough people's meals," I told him trying to get him to calm down. "Now tell me what your real name is?"
"It's Emmett, but you can call me Em…or Zeus if you prefer," he smiled charmingly once he calmed down.
"Well, I'm glad that I was able to entertain you and make your day better," I mumbled as I started eating the rest of my salad.
"I'm sorry, but that was probably one of the best things I've ever heard."
"My snort was that amazing?"
"Yeah, I mean, it was cute," he shrugged.
I just rolled my eyes. "You still have ketchup with on your forehead."
"Oh, do I, well you have ketchup on you as well."
"What where," I looked around my clothes and unexpectedly felt a tater tot completely coated in ketchup hit my neck as I sucked in a breath.
"Right there," he pointed with a too innocent and sweet face. "You must not be very girly with your snorting and getting food all over yourself," he teased.
"You must be a pig then?"
"Why?" he asked confused.
"Because," I started as I threw some of my salad at him, "you have my salad all over you," I smirked.
"Why you," he started grabbing more tater tots as I started to try to find cover from the tater tot pelting.
"Ahem," we heard to the side of us from someone clearing their throat. Em and I looked at each other smiling like kids caught with their hands in the cookie jar. "Can you both please either resume your meal or please leave?" the, who I assumed was the manager, asked us looking really irritated.
"Yeah, sure," I said trying not to laugh. "We were just leaving," I told him as I stood up and Emmett followed my actions as we headed away from the restaurant and towards one of the upper decks with the basketball and volleyball courts.
"I think they liked us and want us to go back there for dinner," Emmett laughed.
"Yeah, I'm sure that they're our number one fans."
"They should go on Facebook and join the group that has the rest of my followers."
"Oh really, you're that amazing?" I teased.
"Hell yeah, and you're very lucky that I'm spending all this time with you."
"In that case I should be thanking God for every second I'm with you, as well as take pictures like a crazy fan girl," I replied playing along.
"No one would blame you if you started to act a bit crazy over being with me. I just have that effect on women. It's a blessing and a curse," he sighed.
"And you should be prepared for me to stalk you this whole cruise," I mockingly warned.
"In that case maybe we should just spend all our time together. Since you're going to be stalking me I might as well enjoy the company of a beautiful woman."
"OMG! Emmet just called me beautiful! I might faint! And my hand and hair that you touched I'm never going to wash either one ever again!" I squealed acting like some kind of crazy fan girl.
"Okay, wow…ummm…I have a doctor's appointment now. And I need to get off the ship…so I might never see you ever again," he said slowly backing away from me teasingly. "And I think that I see some foam oozing out of your mouth so, yeah, don't want to get anything of that on me."
"Oh, shut up," I said smacking his chest as we laughed. We walked over to the railing and I leaned against it looking down at the beautiful water as he leaned back crossing his arms over his chest. "So are you here with your family?" I asked glancing over at him.
"No, my friends and I took an extra week on our Spring Break and did a little cross country trip. We ended up in Vancouver and thought that a cruise sounded fun," he shrugged. "I'm guessing you're here with your family?"
"Yeah, I was going to go to Florida for Spring Break but my parents vetoed that and made me come on a family vacation. This is nice and all that, but I kind of wanted to be with my friends making crazy memories together before we headed off to college."
"How old are you?" he asked sounding a bit nervous.
"Don't worry I'm 18, so I'm legal," I told him with a wink.
"Okay, good," he sighed.
"Let's just say after having a shot gun pointed to you junk you make sure that you ask for ages," he laughed.
"I don't know what it's like having something like that pointed at my junk, since I don't have one, but you would probably stay single till you died if you were a eunuch."
"True and I'm sure that you would want to see it someday," he smirked wiggling his eyebrows suggestively.
"Maybe I do."
"No matter what that might never happen, and you never told me how old you are," I turned towards him expectantly.
"I'm 20. I'm going to Ohio State for sports medicine. My favorite color is blue. I am the youngest of five boys. My last name is McCarty. I'm from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. My birthday is June 6th, 1991," he said and then looked at me expectantly.
"What?" I asked after a moment.
"It's your turn to tell me about yourself."
"Umm…okay, I'm 18, as I've already told you. I go to East High School. I'm from Rochester, New York. I'm not sure where I want to go to college, but I want to go for early childhood education. My last name is Hale. My favorite color is purple. I'm the oldest of three, I have two younger brothers."
"Now that wasn't so hard was it, but you forgot your birthday."
"My birthday is October 15th, 1992."
"Good to know," he smiled.
"And why is that?"
"So that I know when to make a surprise visit, if not that at least a birthday call," he smiled.
"I might have to return the favor then."
"I would expect nothing less."
"You know you're very sure of yourself."
"If I wasn't then I wouldn't be spending all this time with you now would I?"
"What are you doing the rest of the day?" he asked curiosity shinning in his eyes.
"Why don't you tell me," I smirked.
"How about I show you," he smiled with a new look in his eye.
"What do you—" I was quickly cut off when he lifted me up and tossed me over his shoulder and started running. The more I yelled for him to put me down as I flailed around trying to get out of his strong grip the more he laughed. After a bit I stopped and just enjoyed the view of his amazing ass. I must say that with the low slung swim trunks on him I had a very nice view.
When I finally was able to pull my eyes away from his ass I noticed that we were on the main deck. I looked around and I knew where Emmett was heading for.
"Emmett! No, stop put me down!" I yelled getting the attention from everyone around us.
But before I could protest any further I was thrown into the pool and I started to try to get my bearings and surface. Right as I did a huge splash bombarded me and I knew that only someone Emmett's size could make that.
"Hey, no jumping into the pool!" I heard one of the lifeguards yell at us. Before I could say anything else I felt strong hands pull me under and I was crushed against a hard plane that I could only imagine was Em's chest. When we came up for air I found myself in his arms and met with a very bright dimple smile Emmett. "You could at least warn a girl," I glared.
"Sorry, I just wanted to see you wet because of me," he winked and I dunked him under and quickly swam for the edge pulling myself out and ran before Emmett could get a hold of me. I ran away laughing as he yelled at me to stop and I pulled my room key out of my pocket when I got closer hoping to be able to lock him out.
I successfully got to my door but right as I got the key into the handle I was turned around with my back pinned to the door. Emmett was standing there with maybe an inch between our bodies. He had his hands placed on either side of my head trapping me as he slowly leaned closer.
"Now Rose, did you really think that I wouldn't catch you?" he asked his nose touching mine.
For some reason this man had some kind of power over me that made me speechless when he was close to me. Every time he touched me it was as if someone sent a jolt through my body making my heart skip a beat. And every time that he said my name or smiled at me, I knew I fell for him even more. At that moment he could've done anything to me and I would've been fine with it.
"Well aren't you going to answer me?" he asked smiling at the effect he had on me.
I tried to control my erratic breathing, "You should know I'm not one to just let someone catch me. I like for them to work for it, to know they're willing to go the distance," I responded once I found my voice.
"Don't worry, I'm willing to go the distance," he smiled glancing down at my lips as I licked them. I saw his eyes grow darker, with what I could only describe as desire.
Slowly he moved closer and I could fell his breathe ghost over my skin. I closed my eyes feeling my heart start to race, flutter and skip all at the same time and my hands glided up his sides wrapping around his back. I felt him place his large hand cradling the side of my face gliding the pad of his thumb across my cheek.
"Emmett, please," I whispered so softly that if I wouldn't have felt my lips brush against his as I spoke I wouldn't have thought I said it out loud. Even with the small brushes against his lips my body felt so alive and tingly that all I wanted as for him to kiss me.
"Emmett, dude, there you are!" I heard a male voice call to him. As Emmett turned his head towards the voice I heard him let out a low growl and I felt the vibrations rumble through his chest.
"Rose?" I heard my mom say from down the hall way.
"Shit," I mumbled and we pulled apart and I was left wanting so much more than light brushes against his lips that I could've just been imagining.
"Em, man, we're going to play some hoops you in?" I heard the guy ask Emmett and he nodded saying that he'd be there in a bit. The guy was happy with that answer and followed a group of guys back to the upper deck.
"Rose!" I heard Dexter yell before jumping up at me, I caught him kissing his head.
"Hey, what have you been up to?" I asked and he animatedly told me about the fun that he had and the friends he was making.
"Who's that?" he asked quietly. Dexter may be smart and social for only being six, but he could get pretty shy and I knew Em's size probably wasn't helping his shyness.
"I'm Emmett," he told Dexter.
"I'm Dexter. Did you and Rose suck face all day?" he asked making Emmett laugh loudly.
"I like your brother," he said.
"Me too, it's Jake that can annoy the crap out of me."
"Hey Rose, who is this?" I heard my mom ask as she got closer with my dad and Jake with her.
"This is Emmett. Emmett, this is my mom, dad and my other little brother Jake," I introduced them all.
"Nice to meet you all," he said shaking hands firmly with my father.
"Rose, we were going to go to the early seating for dinner. Would you be able to be ready by then?" my mom asked.
"Mama, can Emmett eat with us? He was sucking face with Rose," Dexter said with complete innocence. Jake just started to laugh and make kissing noises. In response I flicked his ear
"Beauty Queen," he mumbled.
"Midget," I teased knowing he hated how he was a bit short for his age.
"Both of you stop it," my mom sighed. "Rose the dinner starts in about an hour so you should start getting ready.
"Okay," I responded setting Dexter down and I turned to Emmett. "I guess I'll see you around then," I smiled hopefully.
"Hopefully sooner than later," he smiled back.
"Why doesn't Emmett join us, if you want to?" my mom asked probably able to notice the attraction between us. Or Emmett was just the kind of person that easily attracted people towards him and made them like him.
"That sounds great," he smiled taking my hand in his. That small gesture sent tingles up my spine.
"We'll see you at dinner then," my mom smiled conspiratorially as they headed to their room.
"So I should go get ready because I need to take another shower since someone had to throw me into the pool."
"What I knew you had your swimsuit on, I saw the strings tied around your neck, or else I wouldn't have done it."
"I am surprised that you accepted my mom's invitation to dinner."
"Why would I reject it?"
"Because you're supposed to be playing basketball with your friends."
"They'll understand," he shrugged. "And besides that just means that I get to spend more time with you. Knowing you, you would probably try to hide from me tomorrow just to see if I can find you."
"I wasn't thinking that but it doesn't sound like bad idea."
"Shit, I shouldn't have said anything."
"Too bad," I smiled, "but I do have to go get ready. So I'll see you at the restaurant."
"I'll be the extremely handsome one," he smiled kissing my hand before he headed to what I assumed was his room.
After smiling the whole time I was getting ready to have a giant smile permanently plastered on my face. As I was getting ready I was chatting with Vera while she was packing. Since she was able to easily tell how happy I was compared to yesterday, she kept persisting I tell her about why I was happy until I finally broke down and told her.
Once I promised her that I would Skype with her when I got back I was finally given permission to leave. Looking at my watch I saw that I was going to be a few minutes late, but I'm sure that my mom wouldn't freak out too bad. When I got there I was able to find my family easily enough, mostly to the help of Emmett's booming laugh. Smiling, I walked over to their table and took the seat between Emmett and Dexter.
"Sorry I'm late, Vera wanted to talk and wouldn't let me leave," I explained as I approached the table, Emmett stood up helping me scoot my chair in. I smiled in thanks and he smiled back.
"Its fine Rose, Emmet was just telling us about working on railroads with his family," my dad told me. This was probably the first time that I ever saw my dad get along with any guy that I was with.
"You worked on the railroads? Doing what?" I asked Emmett curious.
"We would repair fixes to ties and replace them and what not. Someone needs to do it, and I liked working outdoors, and it isn't too bad for the body as you can tell," he smiled winking at me.
I looked down and quickly ordered the first thing I saw on the menu. The rest of the time with my family was actually…fun. I was surprised how easy Em got along with my family. He even got along with Jacob, which that surprised even me.
"What are you two doing the rest of the night?" my dad asked looking at Emmett like he would get a gun out and shoot him if he said the wrong answer.
"Well on the main deck they're having an 80's type music night. That was one of the best times for music, so I was going to ask if Rose could join me and my friends. But if you all were going to do something all together then that's fine," Emmett said politely.
"No, you two go have fun," my mom answered before my dad could say anything. She placed her hand on my dad's arm and I knew that he wouldn't protest. But you could tell that he'd rather me stay with them than spend the night with Em. He might have gotten along with Em, but what father would rather his daughter spend the rest of the night with some guy instead of with the family. I'm sure he was probably planning on locking my door with a chain while I was sleeping, of course after he made sure no males, meaning Emmett, wasn't in the room with me.
"You all could join us," he insisted and I tried not to laugh at him trying to fetch for brownie points from my dad.
"No we were going to go to the theatre for the show they're presenting tonight," my mom answered as my father still didn't look too happy about me spending the night with Em.
"We should get going," I said standing up.
"Okay, you two have fun," my mom told us with a smile. I hugged my parents goodnight and messed Dexter's hair.
"Don't have too much fun," Jacob teased wrapping his arms around his body so from behind it looked like he was making out with someone. As I walked by him I let my purse hit him hard in the head acting like it was an accident.
"Little tip man, making out with a girl sounds and looks nothing like that," Emmett told him before we headed to the main deck.
"Great now Jake is probably going to try and make out with a girl just to see if you're right," I told Emmett when got into the elevator.
"Every guy always wants to make out with girls," he shrugged. "It was bound to happen sometime."
"I'm not sure Jake will ever get a girl."
"He's your little brother of course you think that," he laughed taking my hand in his. I started to feel those tingles through my body again which made me smile.
When the elevator dinged we walked out and headed towards the crowd of people gathering. I let Emmett lead me since I didn't know who or what his friends looked like. Once we approached them Emmett introduced me to all of them, and I was able to remember a few of their names but not all.
Most of the night was spent dancing with Emmet. I must say I had a bit too much fun when Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' came on. But it was fun to see that tortured expression on his face. When the song was over I couldn't help laughing at him trying to compose himself.
It seemed like the whole night I was laughing and smiling. Most of it was at Emmett. When Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' came on it reminded me of a musical. Everyone that knew the moves started to do it not caring how crazy we might have looked. And Emmett…being well…Emmett did some free styling, by that I mean that he tried to do some well known MJ moves. Let's just say that he should stick to football.
When it started to get late we ended up taking a little walk around the deck and ended up at the front where there were a few other couples star gazing.
"I always wanted to do this," Emmett said excitedly as he ran towards the front of the boat. Right at that moment I knew what he was going to do and I tried to get to him to stop him.
"I'M KING OF THE WORLD!" he exclaimed loudly holding his arms out and everything. Running up behind him I pulled him off the rail. He lost his balance and fell backwards inevitably pulling me down with him. I fell on top of him feeling him shake both of us from his laughter. I couldn't help but smile at his joy.
"You're like a child," I said between laughs.
"But you're always having fun with me right?" he asked smiling like he already knew the answer.
"Maybe," I shrugged.
"Hey look," he said looking past me. I rolled beside him and looked up. To say what we saw was beautiful, would be an understatement. The sight was indescribable. There were literally no words that would be able to describe what we were looking at.
It was like a dance of lights. Nothing like one of those light shows that you would see at an amusement park. It was a hundred times better. The lights were moving as if they heard the music and wanted to join in the festivities that were happening on the ship.
"That's amazing," Emmett whispered as if talking too loud would make the lights suddenly disappear.
"Yeah it is," I replied in a whisper as well.
"I'm really happy I got to see this with you," Emmett smiled down at me as he wrapped an arm around me holding me close to his side. I rested my arm across his waist snuggling into his side not caring that we were lying on the deck.
"I'm happy I'm here with you too," I replied with a smile. For the first time since getting on the plane to Vancouver, I really was happy to be on this cruise ship, and that all was because of this amazing guy.
After lying on the deck and looking up at the Northern lights we made our way back inside and being the gentleman that he is he walked me to my room. Once we got there we stood there talking and laughing. I was starting to think I was never going to have a dull moment with Em.
"Hey, well I better get going, because I promised to talk to my friend, Vera, before I went to bed," I told him.
"Oh, okay, so I'll see you tomorrow?" he asked.
"We'll see if you can actually find me," I teased.
We stood there looking at each other for a few moments. It felt like we should do something, and I was hoping for a kiss, but neither of us was moving. So to stop making this awkward I figured I should head inside my room.
"Well, goodnight," I said opening my door and stepping inside.
"Night," he sighed like he was frustrated with himself. I watched him walk off before I closed my door and started to get my pajamas on. Once I was comfortable I got online and started to Skype with Vera. Of course she asked for all the details. I went over every detail and she kept teasing me for falling for him.
"Did you get a goodnight kiss?" she asked excitedly. Sighing loudly I was about to answer her, but there was a loud knock on my door.
"Just wait a second I'll be right back," I told her walking to my door.
"Hurry back!" I heard her yell.
I opened the door and was very surprised to see Emmett standing there in just sweatpants. Though I was surprised I couldn't help but let my eyes feast on the amazing sight before me. Once I got done with my initial ogling I looked at his face and saw that he was looking at me more intensely than he was when he had me pinned against my door hours earlier.
"Em wha—" before I could finish my question I was quickly, happily and enjoyably cut off by his lips crushing against mine as he held my face in his hands not letting me pull away. As soon as I was able to I wrapped my arms around his neck fisting his soft curls in my hands. When I tugged a bit on them he let out a low growl that ignited my body like a flame was consuming me. I would happily burn to death in that fire.
Slowly and purposefully he slid one hand down from my face and down my body leaving a wake of desire in its trail. He gripped my hip pulling me flush against him. And I was able to feel all of him against my body.
As soon as the kiss started it was over and I could smell his scent all around me, both of us panting for air, our foreheads resting against each other's. If it wasn't for that basic human necessity I would make sure those lips stayed attached to mine…or at least my body.
"I'm sorry," He said after a second.
"What the hell would you be sorry for?" I asked confused looking into his deep eyes.
"That I just barged in and kissed you."
"Don't ever be sorry for that," I told him before pulling his lips to mine, air be damned. I needed him to keep me alive not some stupid polluted air. Once he recovered he kissed me back with even more passion that I ever thought possible. Moaning softly against his lips, I felt his hand trail down my thigh hitching my leg around his waist.
"ROSALIE HALE!" I heard Vera yell for me when I pulled Emmett into my room closing the door. I didn't mind kissing him in the hallway, but I'm sure the older couple giving us dirty looks did. "I HEARD THE DOOR CLOSE!"
"Who's that?" Em asked between his kissed which were leading down my neck.
"No one," I panted pulling his lips back to mine.
"You know I just heard you right?" she asked.
"I don't care. And I'll talk to you later, so you can either end the conversation or listen to us," I yelled back to her.
"Horny bitch," she teased and I couldn't help but laugh because it was true. If you had a guy like this making you feel amazing and burning in the flames of desire, wouldn't you be a horny bitch?
"Does that mean you're going to watch, or at least listen?" I asked as Emmett kissed down my neck moaning softly at the sensation.
"Hell no, just E-mail me when you're able to. Bye!" she said mumbling something about going on the vacation destination and having an exam tomorrow while I was having the time of my life. And I couldn't agree with her more.
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