I have finally typed it out. On the last few hours of Kristen Stewart's Birthday, I've posted the end of a story. But, I shall leave my usual dribble to the end.
Note: Thanks Stephenie, for giving me wonderful characters to work with
Note: Little kid behavior in the end. Might be kind of icky
1 month later. . .
It has been one month since we got rescued. It has been one month since James and his clan got arrested for kidnapping Bella, me and my siblings. One month since, everything for us has changed.
As soon as we arrived back home, Mom and Dad had a field day. They yelled at us for 2 straight hours about how stupid we had been, how we could have gotten hurt and how we worried them to death. My siblings and I just kept saying over and over that we were sorry for running off and almost getting killed. But our sorrys were only met with more yelling. But after those two hours of yelling, mom softened up a bit, but not too much, and said that what we did was really brave. Even dad, hold your ground-rule enforcer dad, said that we were heroes. And we all felt like heroes, in a way.
The news people were acting like we were famous. They were constantly parked outside our house asking for interviews and pictures. Emmett even at one point went out there and posed for a few pictures. Dad wasn't too pleased about that, he ended up shooing the news reporters away. But, the story was all anyone on the news talked about for weeks. The story of how a psycho ex-policeman kidnaps children for sick revenge plot. Every single day, new information would pop up about it, as the police released what happened. Our faces would pop up in stories, talking of how we ended up in the sick twisted plot and how Jasper ended up almost killing one of the guys (He was famous at school for weeks!).
James and his clan or gang or whatever it was they were calling them, didn't have seem to be having a very good life. James ended up being sentenced to 15 years in prison for kidnapping, mis-treatment of children and owning an illegal machine. Laurent ended up in the hospital with a broken nose, 5 broken ribs, and damage to his left lung. He still has yet to hear his sentence. Riley ended up getting a less cruel sentence then James, with only 5 years in prison for kidnapping and mis-treatment of children. Bree ended up with the same sentence as Riley. The only person missing from the equation was, Victoria. When she disappeared before the ritual, she never returned. The police are out there looking for her. But, as far as they know, she has fled the country.
As for my sentence, I have been "grounded" for 2 months, along with my siblings. It's not really grounding because the only thing we aren't allowed to do is leave the house without an adult watching us. This was reasonable, except, now Emmett and Jasper can't throw rocks at each other for fun. I don't even know how that was fun. I guess they want to see who can make the biggest bruise on the other person. I tend not to get involved in my brother's outdoor activities. Rosalie could really careless if she was grounded, just as long as she could still use Alice as a Barbie.
School was really different as well. They had teachers standing outside every day, making sure the kids got in the right car. The parent of the car also had to sign a sheet that said they were indeed their kids. That was the only different thing really. Oh, we also weren't allowed to play in the woods behind the school anymore. Not that anyone went in them anyway. The 5th graders told everyone they were haunted. And, if a 5th grader tells you something, you tend to listen.
A week after everything that happened, I finally went back to school. Everyone wanted to be my friend that first day back. They all wanted to know the details of what happened. And I know I should have told them the truth, but they weren't there to witness. As far as they know, I fought off an angry dragon and battled evil werewolves and vampires. The girls especially wanted to be my new friend; it was really creepy. Jessica and Lauren followed me around for 2 days and they were the worst two days of my kindergarten life. Finally, after 2 weeks, everyone got bored with me and left me alone. Well, almost everyone got bored with me. When everyone finally stopped hovering around me, Bella finally appeared.
Bella and I have been inseparable ever since then. We've played together, laughed together and ate lunch together. It was making that Jacob dude really jealous. I sometimes looked over at him and would smirk because I stole his best friend. But, Jacob found interest in a new girl, Renesmee, or Nessie as she liked to be called. So, for the most part, me and Bella had peaceful school days. And today was no exception.
"You can't back down from a dare, Edward." Bella said, glaring at me.
"But, this is really gross." I said with a hint of whine in my voice.
"Just do it. It's not going to poison you."
"But what if it does?"
"Then, you can say I told you so. Now, stop wasting time. Recess isn't very long." Bella was getting impatient.
"I can't say it, if I'm dead." I whined. Bella mumbled something and looked off into the sky.
"What was that?" I asked, with a raised eyebrow.
"Nothing." She mumbled again, this time smirking.
"It sounded like you said wimp. Am I right?" Me a wimp? I don't think so.
"I don't know what you're talking about," she then whispered in a meant to be heard voice, "Wimp."
"I am not a wimp!" I practically shouted.
"Prove it. Eat the worm." Bella said, pointing to the worm pinched between my fingers.
"Fine. But if I die, I'm coming back and haunting you." I said. I gave her a knowing glance before looking at the wiggling thing in my fingers. I'd eaten one before when I was 4 because my brother's told me it was a gummy worm. But, I decided that a dare was a dare. So, I squeezed my eyes shut and dropped it in my mouth. Bella squeed and without thinking about it, I chewed and swallowed.
"How was it?" Bella asked, trying to hide her giggles.
"The most disgusting thing, I've ever eaten. Why did you dare me to do that?" I asked, scraping my tongue with my fingers, trying to get the nasty taste off.
"It seemed like a fun idea at the time. And, I wanted to see if you'd actually do it." She was having a hard time not laughing.
"It was a dare. I couldn't back down." I said.
"Yeah. So, you have had to eat it anyway." She then started full on laughing. I then started laughing because her laugh was contagious. I didn't find the situation at all funny though. I could die any second now.
The familiar sound of the lunch bell ringing, reminding us it was time to head inside rang through the playground. Bella stopped laughing, wiping the tears from her eyes. She looked up and smiled at me.
"We should go head inside now." She said, with that wide grin on her face, which soon made her cheeks grow red.
"Yeah. We should. I don't need to get into more trouble." I said, smiling back at her. And before I started walking, Bella did what I thought would never happen. She grabbed my hand and interlocked our fingers. She was holding my hand! I couldn't believe it. Me and Bella were holding hands, at school, where everyone could see. This meant that we were now, best friends.
I don't know how, but my face didn't break from the smile that spread wide across it. I looked over at Bella and she was grinning back with the same type of smile. She squeezed my hand, and began walking towards the school. As we were walking though, out of the corner of my eye, I could have sworn I saw a flash of red in the woods. But, I didn't stop to turn around. I was too happy.
I had made it through all that trouble, to save someone I cared so much about. One month ago, I wouldn't have known that I and Bella would be best friends, holding hands. It was very little kids dream. And this, was just the start our best friend friendship.
And that is all I wrote. I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this story, as much as I have had writing it. I admit, my update schedule was really hectic. But, you guys have stuck with me, and I'm really grateful for that. Without you guys, and your amazing and sweet reviews. this story never would have made it past Chapter 1. So thank you, thank you, thank you, sosososososososososo much!
That's really all I have to say. I love you guys! Thanks for reading! xoxox - Alissa